Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ – Celebrity news

HOLY HOT HALLE! Halle Berry was spotted on Maui looking as hot as ever with fiancé Olivier Martinez and 5-year-old daughter Nahla, who sported an adorable Hello Kitty bathing suit … Meanwhile, supermodel Heidi Klum and beau Martin Kirsten took a romantic stroll along Oahu’s shoreline. They’re here with Heidi’s parents, Erna and Gunther, and her children, Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou


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Halle Berry. Photos from Tom Moffatt

We’ll be cheering for Hawaii’s Brian Viloria as he makes his HBO main event debut defending his WBA and WBO fly-weight titles against Mexico’s tough Juan Francisco Estrada. Originating from the Venetian Casino and Resort in Macau, you can see it here beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday on HBO2 …

The first O.Pio vocal competition (formerly known as “Sing”), part of Na Hoku Hanohano’s Mele Mei festivities, invites young music stars between the ages of 14 and 18 to enter a minimum one-minute YouTube clip to the competition between April 1 and 15 for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including custom-built ukuleles by KoAloha, two VIP tickets to the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards show, and the opportunity to perform live as part of the Mele Mei music series! Send your clip and a one-page bio to poiplanetpresents@gmail.com … and for more info, email tracy@poiplanet.com …

Linsanity, one of Honolulu International Film Festival’s spring showcase offerings, will screen next Thursday (April 11) at 6:30 p.m. at Dole Cannery Theaters … You shouldn’t miss it. More than just a film for basketball addicts, Linsanity is both an insightful study in race perception and a story of possibilities based on self-belief. Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is a role model for everyone who’s ever wondered if they’ll get into the game … More info is at http://program.hiff.org/films/detail/linsanity_2013

Honolulu Theater for Youth’s “Season of Classics” finale is the Newbury Award-winning Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, running from April 5 through May 11. Tickets are available online at htyweb.org or by calling HTY at 839-9885 …

This week in 1995: James Taylor performs for two nights at Blaisdell Arena, the last stop of his tour. His two-and-a-half-hour set includes great hits Sweet Baby James, Handy Man, Your Smiling Face, Shower The People, How Sweet It Is, Carolina In My Mind, You’ve Got A Friend and Fire And Rain. Tickets cost $35 and $27.50. The first concert went on sale about a month before; fans snatched up tickets so fast that a second show is added. Both nights sell out … and the No. 1 record in Hawaii is Take A Bow by Madonna