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Tom Moffatt

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars. Photos from Tom Moffatt

HOW MANY GUYS have you seen on the cover of Playboy? In its 59-year run, there’ve been only nine … but that changes next month when Hawaii’s Bruno Mars becomes the 10th lucky man who made it thus far! Check out the April issue: “Bruno Mars Makin’ the Ladies Sweat.” Yowza! …

Blue Lagoon is scheduled to film on Maui the first week of April … A walk-on role for Brooke Shields‘ original co-star, Christopher Atkins, is in the works …

And that same week should find Alex O’Loughlin back on the set of Hawaii Five-O along with bosom buddy and stand-in Sam Gould, who really knows his way around a film set … He’s the son of actor Elliot Gould. Great news: The show’s been renewed by CBS for a third season … Way to go!

This Friday is Ziggy Marley‘s “Wild and Free” World Tour with Inner Circle at Aloha Stadium’s Lower Halawa Lot. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.com …

Hip-hop star Nicki Monaj shot a music video last week at Kualoa Ranch and Lanai Lookout wearing various outfits and body paint and including about a dozen backup dancers. One outfit to look for: a pink bathing suit and wrap teamed with green hair …

Hawaii or Thailand? Steven Tyler wants an “over-the-top” beach wedding, recently stating, “I know where we’re going to get married … I thought either (Hawaii) or Phuket. I’m all about writing ‘I love you’ on a beach and surprising somebody. It will be somewhere, but it’s going to be way over-the-top romantic.” I say: What could be more romantic that Hawaii? We already know he loves it here as he bought a house on Maui …

This week in 1960: The 21st Show Of Stars at the Civic Auditorium, 1314 S. King St., features Paul Anka, LaVerne Baker and Japanese star Machiko Hanamura. Backstage, just before I introduce her, future Rock & Roll Hall of Famer LaVerne tells me, “I’m feeling great tonight … (Paul’s) going to have a hard time following me!” Well, LaVerne proceeds to rock the Civic, and when she concludes with her signature tune Jim Dandy, the audience is in a frenzy. It was a tough night for our friend Paul … And the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Puppy Love by Paul Anka …

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