Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 05, 2011
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Melissa Etheridge. Photos from Tom Moffatt

FORTY-MILLION KIDS and parents confirm ... Disney’s Imagination Movers put on a rockin’ show! Don’t miss your chance to see the Juice Box Heroes live this Friday and Saturday at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Sunday on Maui at MACC, with tickets starting at just $15 ...

Grammy award-winner Melissa Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood

Walk of Fame last week. “It’s going to be here forever. So like, after the Zombie Apocalypse, they’re going to come here and they’re going to dig up Hollywood and they’re going to see my name,” Etheridge commented humorously at the ceremony. Her star’s located in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Boulevard ...

I’m getting hungry just thinking about the 47th annual Food & New Products show slated for Oct. 14-16 at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Between “Taste of the Pacific,” “Rice Heaven,” the second annual “Sooper Bowl” saimin-eating contest and “Candyland,” it’ll be kaukau heaven! Panasonic’s giving away more than $5,000 worth of new products this year ... Who can’t use some free stuff? See ya there ...

It’s time to rumble at the Mai Tai Bar as it kicks off its 11th annual Bud Light “True Music” Mai Tai Rumble competition Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m. with host Phat Joe of Island 98.5. See Hawaii’s most talented musicians battle it out for their share of more than $25,000 in cash and prizes! Check out maitaibar.com for more information ...

Yep, that was former Playboy Playmate and Hef squeeze Holly Madison with two of her BFFs spending time at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel last week. Holly and company visited Japan ... including a day at Disneyland Tokyo, before unwinding in Waikiki ...

Holly Madison

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel hosts IONA‘s annual gala, “Maya,” featuring more than 30 interactive dancers, a living fountain, pool spirits, Hawaii Pacific University tumblers, the Mayan Calendar Boys (based on the myth of Quetzalcoatl, the powerful winged serpent) and never-before-seen characters ... a visual treat not to be missed! Oct. 8, get tickets at http://www.iona360.com ...

Actor/writer/director Keo Woolford has pulled together some talented young men for his Under the Hula film and is looking for one more for the lead role of “Johnny Kealoha.” If you’re a handsome, charismatic actor in your late 30s with a multi-ethnic look and strong hula skills, Keo wants to hear from you at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ...

Whoops! James Caan isn’t in the Five-O lineup after all but was in town visiting son Scott, who is. It’d be nice to see the two together onscreen ... and that’s what I meant to say ...

This week in 1987: Gladys Knight and the Pips performs two shows in one night in the Sheraton Waikiki Hawaii Ballroom. Opening act is comedian Frank B. Shaner, who had the audience in stitches with his takeoff on Tina Turner. Tickets cost $20 ... and the No. 1 song in Hawaii is Didn’t We Almost Have It All by Whitney Houston ...


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