Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 09, 2011
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P. DIDDY ARRESTED AT ALA MOANA CENTER PARKING LOT! ... See it soon on Hawaii Five-0 ...

Sir Elton John wowied Maui with two shows that kept the crowds on their feet both nights! In the audience ... the beautiful Dina Eastwood (hubby Clint is so lucky), Shep Gordon, Mick Fleetwood, Hank Azaria and Eddie Vedder. Elton’s band was superb as always, and his backup singers - wow! - included gospel great Tata Vega, Jean Witherspoon, Rosie Stone - sister to Sly Stone and member of Sly & the Family Stone - and Lisa Stone, their cousin ...

It was memorable with Elton backstage ...

I gave him a poster from the first Hawaii concert we did on May 1, 1971, at the Arena 40 years ago ... and what a special moment meeting Elton’s son, baby Zachary ...

Spotted in Waikiki: Train, here for a private gig ... and on location for her hit show Cougar Town ... Courtney Cox looked absolutely amazing in a bright-green bikini, filming with co-stars Josh Hopkins and Christa Miller. Not-so-fun-fact: Courtney almost canceled production and left Hawaii when she discovered a local paparazzo had moved into the villa next door. The guy went too far - jumping into a swimming pool to take her picture. Police escorted him off the property and production continued ...

World-renowned psychic and New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne has just released a brand new book titled Afterlives of the Rich and Famous. Her book features intimate afterlife accounts of Princess Diana, John Kennedy Jr., Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson and other charismatic celebrities. She even wrote about Elvis’ reincarnation as a blond French boy: “He will grow up to have a very beautiful singing voice, but he will not be a famous singer or recording artist again.” Get your copy at Borders and bring it to her live show next Friday (March 18) at Blaisdell Concert Hall, where she’ll be available for book signings after the show ...

Dragon Chase is back for its third season at the Dragon Upstairs this Friday through April 1, switching up its musical style and keeping it fresh with guitarist-lyricist Kapono Nailiili and bandmates Randy Wheeler, Mark Tanouye, Ted de Oliveira and Ikaika ... More info at ikejams.com ... Fun Fact: Sax man Randy toured with The Beat Poets in the ‘80s and ‘90s ...

This week in 1985: U2 performs at Blaisdell Arena at the close of its “Unforgettable Fire” tour. Its big hit from the album of the same name is Pride (In The Name Of Love) ... Fun fact: The melody and chords for the hit were worked up during a sound check in Honolulu on Nov. 16, 1983, when U2 first performed in Hawaii ... The No. 1 record in Hawaii is Can’t Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon ...

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