Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR island-style … TV star and Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland was spotted at the Aloha Tower Block Party … Kaleo Wassman of Pepper returned for the holidays, dining with his beloved mother at Sabrina’s Restaurant … Actress Milla Jovovich and her director-husband Paul W.S. Anderson celebrated on Maui with 5-year-old daughter Eva and more family and friends … Baywatch bombshell and soon-to-be Dancing On Ice contestant Pamela Anderson rocked a cheeky crochet bikini with her mystery man …and Jude Law hit the beach, body boarding with youngest son Rudy. Fun facts: You can catch Law in his new flick Side Effects, due in theaters Feb. 8.


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Milla Jovovich, Paul W.S. Anderson and Eva. Photos from Tom Moffatt

The crime drama also stars ladies’ favorite Channing Tatum and the ever-gorgeous Rooney Mara

Over on Maui, the annual New Year’s bash by Shep Gordon and Mark Ellman at their Mal restaurant did not disappoint, this year with performances by Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, “Weird” Al Yankovich, Lukas Nelson, Bob Rock, Michael McDonald, Maui’s own Lily Meola and Pat Riley of the Miami Heat

Quite a mixed plate of entertainment at Blaisdell Center this weekend … On Friday, the Arena belongs to Chicago, on its Hawaii tour that also includes Waikoloa Bowl and the MACC … Ludacris takes over Saturday for a rap/hip hop night out … and on Monday Elvis returns to the building for the 40th anniversary screening of “Aloha From Hawaii” … all while Wicked bows out of its final shows at the Concert Hall! Tickets for all events are on sale at Blaisdell Arena and Ticketmaster …

The 64th Narcissus Queen Pageant is this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Hawaii Theatre … The new queen will be chosen from the finalist group of nine, judged on their speech, talent, beauty and presentation of their personalized cheong sam gowns …

Save the date: “Hawaii’s Finest Roots Fest” is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 16, at The Republik … featuring Ooklah The Moc, The Steppas, Father Psalms, Mr. 83 & Awa Root Band, Mike Love, Kapu Systems and other special guests! Doors open at 8 p.m. Get your ticket in advance at GrooveTickets.com …

This week in 1974: Cheech and Chong perform at the Waikiki Shell, highlighting their comedy routines with favorite characters like “Laid-Back Lenny,” “Blind Melon Chitlin’,” “Right On Washington,” “Sister Mary Elephant,” “Sargent Stadanko,” “Alice Bowie” and “Basketball Jones” featuring Tyrone Shoelaces. Ticket prices are $6, $5 and $3.50 … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii for the fifth week in a row is Pretty Lady by Lighthouse