Joe Moore, January Jones and more celebrity news & gossip

JOE MOORE SCORES a biggie to benefit Hawaii Theatre … The current Broadway hit It’s Only A Play is breaking box-office records in New York, and it’s coming to Honolulu June 18-28. Moore, along with Broadway and TV star Linda Purl, top the cast … Four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally chose Hawaii Theatre to be the first regional theater in the U.S. to produce his play. Joe says, “It’s the funniest comedy I’ve seen in years!” For tickets and info, call Hawaii Theatre at 528-0506 …

Mad Men star January Jones, on a recent vacation in Kona, was seen sporting a cute bandeau-style bikini top and giving paddleboarding a shot …

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This Saturday and Sunday, more than 200 “Grom” entries will rule the waves of Queen’s Surf Beach. Check out T&C/Surfer magazine’s 18th annual contest for keiki (ages 3-12) to display their wave-riding skills. The contest was created to introduce youths to the world of competitive surfing in a less-intense setting. A portion of T-shirt sales will go to Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. For information, call 483-8711 …

Pizza delivery via Vespa scooters? Yellow Cab Pizza Co., a New York-style pizza restaurant headquartered in the Philippines, is coming to Honolulu … Its first shop in Iwilei announces: “Opening Soon” …

The richest person in Hawaii (net worth $8.1 billion, according to Forbes) prefers “to fly under the radar.” But you might see eBay founder Pierre Omidyar at a favorite java and juice shop: “The only people I want to recognize me and call me by name are folks at Starbucks.” Omidyar attended Punahou School, arriving for eighth grade the same year President Barack Obama graduated. Omidyar’s wife Pamela is an Iolani graduate …

This week in 1979: Paul Revere And The Raiders perform at The Tiki Broiler in Waikiki at The International Market Place. The group entertains enthusiastic audiences with its many hits and rocks the house, performing Hawaii favorite Louie, Louie … The Tiki Broiler offers this meal special: “Broil your own Chicken, Mahimahi, Teriyaki Kabobs or Ground Beef Steak … add Salad and Baked Beans.” The price: $3.95! … And the No. 1 record is Reunited by Peaches and Herb