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Tom Moffatt

Rumer Willis, BJ Penn, and more celebrity news

SO HAPPY FOR longtime pal and Maui partner Shep Gordon, whose Mike Myers-directed documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon recently debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “As the title suggests, this lively portrait is as much about the subject’s humanity as his skill at making deals or shaping careers. That duality explains how the same guy who sent a live chicken to its death onstage at an Alice Cooper concert also can end up brewing Tibetan yak butter tea for the Dalai Lama.” …

We could not be more proud of Bruno Mars, who’s slated to headline the halftime show at the Super Bowl …

Demi Moore‘s daughter with Bruce Willis, the lovely and talented Rumer Willis, portrays a character named Sabrina Lane on Hawaii Five-0‘s episode Kupaouli’a filming this week. Folks on set are commenting about how sweet a person she is … Also appearing is L.A. Law and Psych star Corbin Bernsen

Spotted: Paul Walker of Fast and Furious fame did a two-day shoot at Eternity Beach as the new spokesman for Davidoff Cool Water men’s cologne. Fun fact: Walker owns a home in Kahala … Leverage star Timothy Hutton and family spent some vacation time in Kahala, at the house Johnny Depp rented during filming for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise … and Amy Adams was on sets in Manoa and at the Supreme Court building for the Tim Burton dramedy Big Eyes, about artist and former Oahu resident Margaret Keane

MMA fighter BJ Penn steps back into UFC action, coaching the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter and preparing to face his nemesis Frankie Edgar. Edgar bested Penn in their previous two matches. Should make for a very interesting season, which begins early next year …

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell returns to Hawaii for a three-island tour, making a stop at Hawaiian Brian’s next Saturday (Sept. 28) before heading to Maui and the Big Island. Visit for info …

This week in 1971: Leon Russell appears in his debut Hawaii concert at HIC Arena. Backed by his six-member group The Shelter People, Leon puts on an exciting two-encore performance that includes A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall, Give Peace A Chance, Dixie Lullaby, Stranger In A Strange Land, Amazing Grace, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Roll Over Beethoven. The opening act is Leon and Malia. Tickets cost $6, $5, $4 and $3 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii (for the third week in a row!) is Go Away Little Girl by Donnie Osmond

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