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Tom Moffatt

Nicole Murphy, Vanessa Williams, Jurassic Park 4 and More Entertainment News

SPOTTED: Nicole Murphy and the gals from Hollywood Exes - Andrea Kelly, Sheree Fletcher, Mayte Garcia and new cast member Shanna Moakler - performing yoga while on stand-up paddle boards! … as well as Vanessa Williams, with daughter Jillian, relaxing on the beach and enjoying some shave ice …

Just released: The new single written and performed by Aidan James titled One Of The Ones. It’ll be featured in the March 14 episode of Hawaii Five-0, titled “Ma Lalo O Ka ‘Ili” (“Beneath the Surface”). Great listening, Aidan! …

Ladies, how do chocolate, champagne and couture sound? Head to the Women United fundraiser at the Pacific Club this Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. for a luxury event honoring Hawaii’s celebrity stylist Crystal Pancipanci, who’s worked with stars including Kimora Lee Simmons, Kelly Ripa, Carrie Ann Inaba and more. For more info, call 536-1951 …

Jurassic Park 4 - with a budget of $200 million-plus – will return franchise fans to a fully functioning “Isla Nublar,” that’ll reportedly feature underwater dinosaurs in a Sea World-like lagoon setting … and Kualoa Ranch currently is getting outfitted to again stand in as the theme park’s entrance, rebuilt after its destruction in the original film. Those pesky resident velociraptors also will be tapped to help fight crime when the park is threatened by a new deadly critter …

Sad to hear of the passing of the host of TV’s The Dating Game, Jim Lange. While in the service in the 1950s in Hawaii, he and I worked together as announcers at KHVH-TV … Aloha, Jim …

This week in 1964: The first event at the brand-new, $10.5-million HIC Arena is the 12th annual Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Pageant. Mayor Neal S. Blaisdell opens the show with a speech expressing his happiness with the new facility, as Byron Trimble, director of the center, and Jock Purinton, administrative assistant, look on … 19-year-old Vivian Honda is crowned as the new queen; first runner-up and Miss Popularity is Carole Shimizu (later known as Carole Kai), second is Marian Kudo, third is Lei Ann Ebesu and fourth is Myrtle Okawa. Fun fact: The same week, the first music event staged in the Arena is the sold-out “Million Dollar Party” … and the No. 1 record for the sixth week in a row is I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles

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