Congratulations as "Hangover" actor Justin Bartha tied the knot with Pilates trainer Lia Smith at Secret Island at Kualoa over the weekend. Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth along with a small group of under 20 guests were in attendance; they also had a reception held in a valley where "The Hunger Games" was filmed.
They were first linked together when they were spotted here in Hawaii on New Years’ of last year; Justin actually met Lia during a Pilates session in Los Angeles; they announced their engagement in May of 2013. Lia’s parents live here on O’ahu!
Emma Stone is here in Hawaii since last month as they have been filming the new Cameron Crowe movie starring Bradley Cooper and Danny McBride; Emma decided to try her hand at the waves off of Waikiki. Some reporters were giving her cracks for not being good on the waves; we’re saying, “Emma, main thing you’re having fun” and it looks like she is. Mele Apana said she needs to get out of the rash guard and get some Hawaii sunshine; she said she is willing to lend Emma her two piece. Billy V said it may not fit; it may look like more of a mu'umu'u on Emma!
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Unexpected on Saturday; President Barack Obama attended the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center. That much was known. But Billy V's son, sitting a short distance away got to shake his hand as he was passing to exit after the game. Leion Van Osdol said the experience was "exciting and awesome".
Since Billy V is the one who got the tickets and recommended to the family where to sit; Billy V said he is smiling because "Dad is still cool" in the household.
Here it is; just before Christmas Eve, and Mele Apana is getting ready. She said on-air this morning, "Brother, I am so excited, I can't wait to go shopping!" Billy V responded, "What do you mean shopping? You haven't done it yet?" Apparently it is a tradition of hers to wait until Christmas Eve then attack the malls. We have received word from her camp that she will only do her shopping within a 6 block radius of her home, which is within walking distance of Walmart, Sam's Club, Ala Moana Center and Don Quijote.
Her final word was that she does wear earphones and listen to Christmas music while she shops; so if you call her name and she doesn't answer...or she's moving to the sounds of Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole...she is in full shopping mode.