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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

HAWAII-BORN BEAUTY and actress Janel Parrish is nominated for a

2012 Teen Choice Award for her work on Pretty Little Liars as “Choice TV Villain.” Cast your votes to help her win … log on to …

Sin City … Jimmy’s got a new name for you: Fin City!

Welcome to Fabulous Fin City, Jimmy Buffett‘s live two-disc set, is now available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray … It features the best of his Las Vegas shows of 2011 and includes the never-before-seen music video of Elvis Presley Blues. Get your copy at, Walmart or Best Buy …

Congrats to newlyweds Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge, who tied the knot here last week. Also in town and spotted at the New Edition concert was Macy Gray

The Maui Film Festival sure brought in a range of talented stars last week … among them, Josh Radnor took home the Triple Threat Award, and actress Elizabeth Banks was honored with the Navigator Award. Josh carved some time out of his busy schedule to hit the beach with Twilight actress Julia Jones, while Elizabeth frolicked through the island afternoon with husband Max Handelman and son Felix

When word got out that Oracle honcho Larry Ellison, America’s third-richest man, bought the island of Lanai, emails from Tinseltown touted his need for a “place to dock his 400-foot yacht” …

So You Think You Can Dance season 9′s Hawaii competitor Cole Horibe sent a message to fans and supporters as he began auditions for the Top 20 round, posting on the 24VII website: “Keep Training. Don’t ever give up. Work harder than anyone else. Hard work is more important than talent. Don’t let others intimidate you or discourage you. Let them inspire you to work harder. Believe in yourself.” A great message worth repeating …

Head on down to Bar 35 for a live DJ set with Andy Rourke of The Smiths … Andy and his new bride are headed to town for their honeymoon …

This week in 1969: The “K-Poi FM Sunshine Pleasure Fair,” billed as “2 Days of Freedom and Flowers,” draws a crowd of about 14,000 to the Waikiki Shell over its two-day run. The fair, which runs from noon until midnight, features food booths including items from organic farms, yoga instruction, a tug-of-war contest, handmade goods, live music from local bands Cauldron, The Theater of Madness, The Goldrush Blues Band and Pilferage Sump … each night there’s a showing of The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour movie and, at 5 p.m. each day, there’s a flower drop … I remember well leaning out of a helicopter dropping 5,000 carnations from Palolo Florist onto the cheering crowd below! Tickets cost $2.50 … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Crystal Blue Persuasion by Tommy James and the Shondells

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