Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - March 28, 2007
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THE NEWS IS OUT! Gwen Stefani has confirmed a stop here on the Sweet Escape Tour Aug. 24 at the Blaisdell Arena. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is getting ready to launch a 71-city world tour, beginning in Las Vegas at the Palms Resort on April 21 - which has been sold out for weeks! It’s No Doubt why her Harajuku Lovers and L.A.M.B. apparel lines are hotter than ever. Keep your ears open for a chance to “Get dressed with Gwen.” Wow ... sounds like a hot contest! Tickets on sale this Saturday ...

The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama

Hello, Dalai!: The 14th Dalai Lama, one of the most respected and admired spiritual leaders in the world community, is making two special speaking appearances on Maui. The first appearance is free on April 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the second appearance the following day is a ticketed event, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. With more than 83 awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s no small wonder that, due to overwhelming demand, the event is being held at the Maui War Memorial Stadium in order to accommodate some 10,000-plus expected visitors from around the globe. The Dalai Lama says, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness” ...

UNFORGETTABLE! The jewelry from the House of Harry Winston that Natalie Cole was wearing at her recent Blaisdell Arena gig was valued at more than $300,000! After sound check, Ms. Cole commandeered a limousine to take her to dinner. Where did the limo end up? McDonald’s ...

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Beyond the Break 2 currently filming in beautiful Makaha with Hawaii’s best! You may recognize some of the local cast such as international star Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Chokachi, former Miss Teen Hawaii Sonja Balmores and up-and-coming heartthrob Mark Malalis (also known as the AIG guy). With production supervisor Angie LaPrete, famed water-stunt man/director Brian Keaulana, guest stars such as socialite Kim Kardashian and first-class makeup artist Bryan Furer, this show is shooting straight for the stars ...

Happy 40th Birthday to Pirates of the Caribbean, celebrating at Disney’s exclusive members-only Club 33 in California over the weekend! Those in attendance - Keala Friel with family, Margie Lehman (PR director for Planet Hollywood Waikiki) and celebrities like Kirstie Alley. There was no shortage of fun and food for all to enjoy, including the all-new pirate ride with Captain Jack Sparrow ...

This Week in 1974: Steely Dan debuts at the Blaisdell Arena with special guest Jesse Colin Young. When Jesse performs his hit, Light Shine, the audience lights up all available matches and lighters ... an arena first!

The No.1 record in Hawaii is Sunshine on My Shoulder by John Denver.

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