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Tom Moffatt

Padma Lakshmi, Jimmy Buffett and more celebrity news

SPOTTED: Tim Tebow, vacationing in Hawaii with family after recently parting ways with the New England Patriots … and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, also on vacation, spent time at the beach with daughter Krishna. Padma recently told Hamptons magazine that she usually gains 15 pounds while shooting Top Chef and it takes her double the time to lose it …

Back in August, singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett caught himself a 6-foot-2-inch tuna that weighed in at 350 pounds while fishing off the coast of Nantucket. It was a perfect, if coincidental, prelude to the current Broadway musical Big Fish, for which Buffett is a producer. The show’s getting great reviews since its start at Neil Simon Theatre … and Jimmy’s no doubt gearing up to reel in another big one while in Hawaii for his Waikiki Shell concert Saturday, Dec. 14 …

Veteran Hawaii DJ-TV host-record producer-author Kamasami Kong, now at Japan’s Tokyo FM, reports he’s got a new TV show in the works that’ll dovetail quite nicely with his radio program that features interviews with international entertainers, cultural movers and shakers, and up-and-coming hot spots around town …

Not sure what to do for Halloween yet? Check out M Nightlife’s second annual Halloween Block Party at Restaurant Row! The event’s free until midnight and will feature the Dead Live Band … Among the fun things on tap is a chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas …

This week in 2003: “The Rock and Roll Supershow” featuring Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis is held at Blaisdell Arena. Jerry opens the show with an exciting set that includes Great Balls Of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On … Little Richard follows with a dynamic performance that saw him belting out hits such as Tutti Frutti, Lucille, Good Golly, Miss Molly, Rip It Up and Long Tall Sally. Chuck Berry closes the show with favorites Sweet Little Sixteen, Rock And Roll Music, School Days, Roll Over Beethoven, Johnny B. Goode and his only No. 1 record, My Ding-a-ling. Ticket prices for this event are $55 and $45 … And the No. 1 record is Baby Boy by Beyonce featuring Sean Paul

Celebrate the fun days of radio in Hawaii with Tom Moffatt and Uncle Tom’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Drive In every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Hawaii’s Kool Gold 107.9!

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