Unbeknown to most residents or media, President Barack Obama has been holidaying  in Hawaii, presumably with wife Michelle, and likely maintaining a low profile.

But his stay in Hawaii was mentioned on CNN this morning  (Jan. 8) with reports that No. 44 had been in our midst but was en route to the Las Vegas memorial ceremonies today for the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who died Dec. 28 at the age of  82 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Obama, who credits Reid for his success to the White House, was to deliver the eulogy.

There’s been no sight-‘ems of the Obamas, not even reports that he was out enjoying shave ice as he has done during his vacations here. And the closure of Alan Wong’s means that the first family has had to seek other dining opportunities.

You think they might have done take-out orders anytime? …

The Obamas spent Christmas in Hawaii, according to The New York Post, which posted pics of Obama swimming and first daughters – Sasha, 20, and Malia, 23 — perched on paddleboards in the sea.

“Sasha, who was decked out in a red bikini and chunky jewelry, was pictured at various points kneeling and standing on her board as she glided through the water,” the Post said.

“Her sister, Malia, who graduated from Harvard University over the summer, wore a pink tie-dye bikini top, white skirt and baseball hat for the water outing.”

Michelle Obama apparently didn’t go to the beach with the family.

Thanks, June Yago, for flagging the Post article. …

Monday shake-up for CBS

CBS has delayed screening of new episodes of “NCIS” and its spin-off “NCIS: Hawai‘i” this coming Monday. Instead, a repeat of an episode of the mother ship show, “Nearly Departed,” will be in store at 7 p.m., with an encore of a “Hawai‘i” segment, “Rescuers,” at 8 p.m.

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It’s been a shaky week or two for the NCIS franchise. Before the postponement of the new episodes, reports from CBS had confirmed a future crossover show with the original NCIS, with special agent Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Knight (Katrina Law) would be heading our way, to join agent Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) in crime-solving in Hawaii.

The crossover was nixed and put on hold, when the COVID-19 virus hit the set of the mothership cast, according to Deadline. A timetable has not yet been determined.

New episodes for both “NCIS” and “NCIS: Hawai‘i” are scheduled for Jan. 17. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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