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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2002

'Jackass' star rolls on

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Variety editor Peter Bart went off on Paramount's top box office hit "Jackass, the Movie" at an entertainment forum last week: "It's the worst movie ever made," Bart declared. But that hasn't deterred Hollywood executives from jumping on "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville, now that he's displayed some box-office draw.

Knoxville's been signed to the comedy, "Grand Theft Parsons." Inspired by a true story, Knoxville plays a road manager who steals the body of musician Gram Parsons from LAX mortuary and races it down to the Joshua Tree, where he attempts to burn it to fulfill a pact he made with Gram.

Beware of dress trim

Plenty of holiday dresses and sweaters boast lines of beading and sequined trim — but beware: Any outfit with a contrasting trim — whether it be beads, sequins, leather, suede or fur — can be a challenge to clean. Even if the trim itself can be safely dry-cleaned, there may be problems. The material used to attach the trim, such as glue or thread, may melt or bleed color when it comes in contact with cleaning solvent, ruining the garment.

Before even trying on a dress with trim, read the care label. If it says, "Dry clean only, exclusive of trim," beware! This means the trim must be removed before the dress can be cleaned.

The latest in Coach

The new Coach boutique at the DFS Galleria Waikiki brings new meaning to the stock phrase "fashion forward." In addition to its line of women's handbags, travel cases, accessories — and even accessories for pets — the Waikiki boutique has been designated as a Coach test location, which means that it will be among the first in the world to launch limited editions of new products.

Beginning soon, the boutique will carry "Mini C," a new signature series including handbags, baseball hats, fedoras and small leather goods. The new "Soho" line of leather handbags for 2003 will be added in Waikiki.

The new boutique at DFS Galleria features a new visual scheme of white maple cabinetry, white metal hardware and travertine flooring.

'Idol' judge now idle

Angie Martinez has hit a sour note at "American Idol."

Picked as a new "Idol" judge, the deejay and rap artist has bailed out of the hit show after just a few days in the hot seat, sources confirmed.

Martinez, known to New Yorkers for her work on rap station Hot 97 (97.1 FM) and for her music CDs, gave up on the gig because she was having a tough time slamming a contestant's performance.

"I've decided to leave the show because it became too uncomfortable for me to tell someone else to give up on their dream, especially when I realized that many of them have supported my musical career," Martinez said in a statement.

Martinez was added to the judging panel in time for the start of the current round of auditions. She was to have appeared alongside returning judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. The show will go on with the three original judges.