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Tom Moffatt

Jessica Simpson, Makana, Makua Rothman and more celebrity news

KEO WOOLFORD‘S AWARD-WINNING FILM The Haumana is taking the indie film world by storm, having screened at festivals in Los Angeles, Boston, Orlando and San Diego in recent weeks … Several other cities are part of the juggernaut, including the Asian American Film Festival in Philadelphia this Saturday. Back at home, Pearlridge 16 again is extending its engagement for another week, so there’s no excuse for missing this moving and inspirational film …

Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson are finally making plans to tie the knot … and Hawaii may be the location. A source told Life & Style magazine, “Jessica and Eric have two special places they love to visit: Hawaii and Capri, Italy. They discussed flying their closest friends and family to a small, intimate venue for their wedding and then jetting off on a honeymoon. They just haven’t made up their mind yet!” We know the couple has a special love of Hawaii … Last Christmas while here on vacation, Jessica announced her second pregnancy and posted her first baby-bump picture online …

Makana‘s impressive new album Ripe is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and it’s scheduled for full release Nov. 19. You’ll get two tracks for immediate download when you preorder at Makana’s West Coast fall tour, which began in Seattle, will take him through Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Cayucos …

Mountain Apple Company‘s latest artist, big-wave surf genius Makua Rothman, currently is putting the finishing touches on his debut album, due out around the end of January. You can catch him live, along with Slightly Stoopid and Barrington Levy, this Friday (Nov. 15) at The Republik, this Saturday at Rob’s Good Times Grill on Kauai, and this Sunday at the MACC on Maui …

This week in 1992: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform before a huge crowd of enthusiastic fans at Blaisdell Arena, one of the stops on their “Recession Recess Tour.” Jimmy’s two-encore show includes “Parrothead” favorites like Volcano, Come Monday, Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes, Fins, Cheeseburger In Paradise and, of course, Margaritaville. This is Jimmy’s last Blaisdell concert; he falls in love with the beauty and freedom of Waikiki Shell and makes that his Hawaii home … Welcome home, Jimmy, Dec. 17! … And the No. 1 record is How Do You Talk To An Angel by The Heights

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