HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After weeks of speculation about whether she will stay or go, Kara DioGuardi is leaving American Idol. Fox made the announcement Friday, though rumors that she wasn't be invited back have been circulating for weeks. DioGuardi's move follows the departures of both Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres.
For the second year in a row Dan Brown, who wrote The Da Vinci Code, has been named as the author most donated to charity-based thrift stores. An annual survey of hundreds of stores found that there were more unwanted copies of his books than any other author.
Yesterday I had breakfast with the National Championship Little League team and emceed their autograph signing put on by Embassy Suites and Waikiki Beachwalk; and saw Teri Okita reporting on the event...I caught video of her getting autographs too!