On The Scene
LANAI CELEBRATES AT DON HO'S:
Island Rhythms 98.5 morning show star Lanai, center, was joined by party promoters Chris Cano, left, and Matty Liu as he celebrated 21 years in radio, and his upcoming 39th birthday, at their "Aloha Fridays@Don Ho's" party Friday at Aloha Tower. Lanai's career accomplishments include being a founding member of 3 Local Boyz (as Lanai Boyee, with Jimmy Da Geek and Alan "Da Cruzah" Oda) and developing the successful music format of "Island Rhythms 98.5." He said he'll celebrate his birthday Saturday judging the Miss Lanai Pageant.
GREEN MARRIES IN HAIKU:
Hawaii actor and screenwriter Ari Green married Natalie Starbuck Saturday in a garden party ceremony in Haiku Plantation. Former Gov. Ben Cayetano and his wife, Vicky, Kala'i Stern, Sweetie and "Uncle Tom" Moffatt, Dion Donahue and former NFL player and Marine Jeremy Staat were among the guests. A topic of interest after the ceremony was the upcoming publication of Ben Cayetano's memoir.
SUSPENSE KEY TO "LAKEVIEW TERRACE":
Steve and Stacy (they'd like to be known only by their first names) gave their personal "thumbs up" to "Lakeview Terrace," Samuel L. Jackson's provocative new stalker film, after catching a screening last Tuesday at Dole Cannery. Steve praised the high level of suspense in the story of a black LAPD officer who terrorizes an interracial couple and added, "It's different to see (Jackson) on the other side, as the bad guy. I liked it."
WU WINS TAIWAN TRIP:
Virginia Wu won a trip to Taiwan at the Honolulu launch party for "Taiwan: Touch Your Heart," a campaign promoting competitively priced tourism between Hawaii and Taiwan. China Airlines exec Hamilton K.C. Liu, left, Director General Philip T.Y. Wang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu, and Trust Hsin-Jin Lin, Tourism Representative of the Taipei Los Angeles office, congratulated Wu at Thursday's party at the Chinese Cultural Plaza.
TANOUE "SMOKE-FREE" FOR 3:
Photographer Russell Tanoue commemorated three years of being "smoke-free" Saturday at Pearl Ultra Lounge. Tanoue said quitting cigarettes was "the hardest thing I ever did," but he did it because his "Project Shine" program sometimes works with cancer survivors and he thought he should set a better example. Single-monikered entertainer Sunway and Pearl owner Beau Mohr were among the first to welcome him when he arrived.