Publicist caught on camera planning Chapman's wedding
THE TABLES WERE turned on publicist Mona Wood
(no relation) who was filmed at Wedding Cafe in Manoa Marketplace with Melinda Lehmann
, the sister of Dog Chapman's
fiancee and business partner, Beth Smith
. They were planning the May 20 Big Island wedding. The site is undisclosed. The wedding and the planning sessions will be in A&E's "Dog The Bounty Hunter," the network's top-rated show. "As a publicist, I'm not used to being in front of the camera, and reality shows are done so quickly, you just have to go with the flow and hope you don't look too foolish," Mona said. "Dog, Beth and their family seem immune to the cameras but I won't be on enough to get that comfortable with cameras following me around all day and will enjoy retreating to my comfort zone behind them soon!" Mona added that some of the celebrities invited to the wedding are Naomi and Wynonna Judd
and Sharon Osbourne
, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
and Danny Bonaduce
HTH CORP. has promoted Robert "Mick" Minicola to regional V.P. of operations for its Pacific Beach, Pagoda and King Kamehameha's Kona Beach hotels. The former Roosevelt High athlete gave up sports in his senior year in 1973 so he could work after school. He has 24 years of hotel management experience ...
Web Edwards' niece seeks radio man's friends
THE NIECE OF the late "Hawaii Calls" emcee Webley Edwards
, who broadcast the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor as it was happening, will visit Honolulu with her three children for the first time Feb. 16 to 20. Mary Louise Edwards Dickenson
, 74, hopes to see some of the things she has always felt such a sense of pride in through her uncle, according to her daughter, Sherri Boren
. Anyone wanting to "talk story" with Mary Louise during her visit can contact Sherri at 360-433-1424. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org ...
THE HAWAII Opera Theatre's season gets under way Friday with Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Concert Hall at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. and next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ... Na Palapalai has the stage at the Hawaii Theatre's Hana Hou Music Series Friday. Na Palapalai won Best Group and Best Hawaiian Album honors in last year's Hoku Awards ...
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