Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - April 11, 2007
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LESLIE WILCOX IS happily getting settling in as the new president of PBS Hawaii! Did you know that Leslie comes from a family of broadcasters? Yep - her father was Paul Leslie Wilcox, one of Hawaii’s first DJs and later the star account exec at Honolulu radio station KPOA when I was the host of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and The Big 30 Revue there. Leslie started out in the newspaper business at the age of 18, taking a leap into television a little while later. She’s done some amazing things in her career, including steering the Lokahi Giving Project for the past 22 years into one of the nation’s top charitable organizations ...

Augie T
Augie T

Local comedy star Augie Tulba does it again with The Augie Show, premiering on OC-16 this week. It’s being called Hawaii’s answer to The Chappelle Show, filled to the brim with island-style parodies. Episodes include hilarious comedy sketches like The Filipino Dog Whisperer, Hog the Bounty Hunter, No Fear Factor ... and there’s first-class guest line up by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, Colt Brennan, Sam Choy and Konishiki.

There’s no telling what you may witness! Catch The Augie Show Sundays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ...

Celebrity spring breakers, island-hopping and enjoying the hot Hawaiian sun, including rocker Courtney Love, who’s showing off her new trim body with a variety of gorgeous bikinis ... The ever-so-tanned and fabulous Cameron Diaz has become quite an Isle regular since her last visit in February with BFF Drew Barrymore. She really enjoys the beach and island shopping ... American Idol‘s Kelly Clarkson is also in town, seen kayaking and sunbathing with friends. Seems there’s nothing Hawaii can’t offer these lovely Tinseltown ladies ...

Yvonne Elliman
Yvonne Elliman

This Week in 1978: After huge scores starring as Mary Magdalene on stage in London and on Broadway - and in the Hollywood film version of Jesus Christ Superstar - Roosevelt grad Yvonne Elliman returns home to become the first Hawaii star to sell out the Blaisdell Arena. She brings along a special guest, Andy Gibb, who’s got a top 10 Hawaii at the time (Love Is) Thicker Than Water. His older brothers, the BeeGees, have a couple of hits themselves - topping worldwide charts with a pair of singles from the movie Saturday Night Fever - Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever ...

The No. 1 record in Hawaii (also from Saturday Night Fever) is, If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman ...

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