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Tom Moffatt

Katy Perry, John Mayer, Gwyneth Paltrow and more celebrity news

KAUAI GETAWAYS: Musical couple Katy Perry and John Mayer, rumored to be engaged or very nearly so, flew a private planeload of close friends and family to Kauai for a spontaneous New Year’s getaway …

Joe Jonas and brother Nick also are vacationing on the Garden Isle. They were seen soaking up the sun on a South Shore beach with girlfriends Blanda Eggenschwiler and Olivia Culpo

Gwyneth Paltrow and hubby Chris Martin made headlines around the globe for their combination holiday/anniversary vacation in Hawaii with kids Apple and Moses - that kind of visitor promotion is hard to come by! The pair is rarely photographed together, whether in clothes or in revealing swimwear, like Paltrow’s tiny pink bikini …

MidWeek has lost a member of our ohana, lifelong broadcaster and author of “Kimo’s Vegas,” Ashton “Kimo Akane” Kaiuwailani, who unexpectedly passed away at the end of 2013. Kimo was a prominent force in Hawaii radio, and a friend and mentor to many in the broadcast and music industries. A benefit for his family will be held Friday (Jan. 17) in the Pomaikai Ballroom at Dole Cannery, with entertainment by The Brothers Cazimero, Kalapana, Jake Shimabukuro, Jeff Rasmussen, Sistah Robi Kahakalau, Darren Benitez, Kupaoa, Maunalua, Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson, the Gregg Hammer Band and more! Doors open at 4 p.m. Call 550-8457 for tickets …

This week in 1980: The Jacksons - featuring Michael Jackson - perform in three sell-out concerts at Blaisdell Arena, one of the stops on their “Destiny” tour. They begin their exciting shows with Dancing Machine and continue with Off The Wall, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Ben, I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save, I’ll Be There and Michael’s latest hit, Rock With You. Tickets are all reserved at $9.50 and $8.50 … and the No. 1 record is Rock With You by Michael Jackson …

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