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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2001

The Left Lane
Party against violence

Good music, good food, good cause.

"A Night of Hope," a benefit for the Hawai'i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kapono's, Aloha Tower Marketplace.

For $25, indulge in a spread of tasty pupus and a feast of entertainment, including performances by Chant, DisGuyz and the Hypersquad Dancers.

For $75, you get all that plus entrance to the VIP section. Everyone can enter the raffle (minimum of $5) for the more than 40 prizes, including hotel accommodations and clothing.

Organized by Juliet Lighter, the current Miss Hawai'i USA, the event is focused on raising community awareness of domestic violence.

Although much of the proceeds will be donated to the state coalition, the event is also a fund-raiser for Lighter's trip to the national competition in February in Gary, Ind.

For ticket information, call 554-2937.

For more information about domestic violence, check out the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Web site.

— Catherine E. Toth, Advertiser staff writer

Old Navy threads

Actress Kelly Preston was the creative force behind this denim jacket.
Now though Nov. 18, you can bid online for cool Old Navy gear created by such stars as Destiny's Child (patriotic jacket and skirt with a camouflage theme, left), Britney Spears (faded lace-up jeans with her John Hancock), "The West Wing" cast (red women's cords with flag patches and autographs), and Kelly Preston ("God Bless America" denim jacket with a sherpa lining). Proceeds will benefit P.S. Arts, a Los Angeles nonprofit group restoring the arts to public education in underserved communities.

Scores of other celebs — including Billy Crystal, Diane Keaton, Dustin Hoffman and Forest Whitaker — are also involved, some signing Old Navy flag tees.

Bidding starts at $1, so you don't have to be a millionaire to get in on the auction.

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment editor

The jokers are wild

You know you're among the ranking standups when you have your own self-titled joke book.

So "Lanai & Augie's Joke of the Day" (Lolo Publishing, $9.95), out Thursday, puts the Island Rhythm morning radio duo right in the book bin.

It's the turf earlier surfed by the likes of Andy Bumatai and Frank DeLima. When you're prime, it's the time for a book of gags.

Caution: there's a ton of references to body parts, body functions and situations not suitable for young children. And it's very likely that there's something here that will offend somebody — but when has local comedy been totally P.C.?

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment editor

Sweet smell of hope

NEW YORK — An Internet survey of 1,000 women conducted on behalf of Chanel finds that women who wear fragrance are more likely to hope for marriage, wealth and fame than women who don't. Fragrance wearers also were less likely to cook, more likely to exercise and twice as likely to consider plastic surgery.

— Associated Press