Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - August 30, 2006
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WHERE I’LL BE: Tuesday nights, you’ll find me at home in front of the TV set, watching producer Simon Cowell‘s new show, Celebrity Duets. With a lineup of talent like WWE’s Chris Jericho, Nash BridgesCheech Marin and Battlestar Galactica‘s Lucy Lawless attempting to warble with the real singers (Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Macy Gray and Patti LaBelle are among the guests), it’ll be a lot of fun. The laughs should flow nonstop with Wayne Brady as host and Little Richard as a judge ...

Hot, hot, hot Rihanna has a busy schedule prior to her Sept. 15 Pipeline Café concert. She’ll be one of the presenters at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing live on Aug. 31, where her SOS video is up for both Video of the Year and Viewer’s Choice awards. Then she’s off to Canada for a tour with the Black Eyed Peas - her last stop is Ottawa before arriving in Honolulu ...

Gaylord Holomalia is happy that the lease on his AVEX studio at Koko Marina has been renewed. He’s been recording the likes of Kanye West, John Legend and Dr. Dre there recently ...

Rodrigo Santoro
Rodrigo Santoro

USA Today was at The Kahala hotel a few days ago, conducting interviews with some of the stars from LOST. Look for Season 3 heartthrob Rodrigo Santoro, Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim in an upcoming issue ...

A few tickets remain for the Dec. 9 Aloha Stadium U2 concert. If you’re holding back from buying tickets hoping there might be a second show, the word is no, there won’t be one. It’s going to be a long time before Hawaii experiences another concert featuring two of the world’s top rock groups on the same stage. What a coup for the Stadium - U2 and Pearl Jam! Since this is the final concert of their world tour, fans from all over the world are headed for Hawaii, so don’t miss out ...

This week in 1974: Cecilio and Kapono made concert history, with a record-breaking 10,000-plus fans at their Waikiki Shell debut. That record still stands today and will likely stand for a very long time, since the Shell’s capacity is now limited to about 8,500. What a night that was ... C&K thrilling fans with favorite hits and new selections from their first album on Columbia Records. For all of us who were involved, it was a night we’ll never forget - “under the stars at the Waikiki Shell” ...

The No. 1 song in Hawaii was Feel Like Makin’ Love by Roberta Flack.

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