Hawaii’s Bette Midler stars in “The Fabulous Four,” a wedding comedy also featuring Susan Sarandon, Megan Mullally and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

It’s a women’s buddy tale, when four lifelong friends travel to Key West to recreate their friendship bond, as the Midler character, Marilyn, is getting married.

Bette Midler

A trailer debuted on the Tony Awards show, with the film opening July 26.

The bride-to-be Marilyn – a budding Tik Tok star –invites her college chums to be bridesmaids, in her second marriage after hubby’s death.

The gal pals come from different spheres, as they face senior hood.  Ralph’s Kitty character is a stoner; Mullally’s Alice has a thing for gummies; and Sarandon’s Lou, in stethoscope and scrubs, executes Face Time chats with her cats….

Traveling man

Robert Cazimero

Robert Cazimero is off to Japan, serving as a judge in Kuana Torres Kahele’s hula competition. Then he stages a concert, featuring the winners of the hula competish…

Was kinda nice to see Cazimero and a flock of island entertainers recently in Hawaiian Airlines’ pre-flight (to New York, anyway) clips of music videos. Among the other acts featured: Henry Kapono, Keali‘i Reichel, Keauhou (with Cazimero) and Kelly Boy DeLima. Music, after all, is one of our state’s precious resources…

‘Five-O’ regular Taylor Wily dies

Taylor Wily, the Honolulu actor who played Kamekona in the reboot of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O,” died  June 20 at age 56. A cause has not been announced. He played a lunch wagon honcho and starred in 171 episodes between 2010 and 2020. Later, he also reprised his role for seven episodes in the 2018 revival of “Magnum, P.I.”

Taylor Wily

Wily’s real name was Teila Tuli.

“I am devastated. Heartbroken,” said Peter Lenkov, the CBS showrunner for both “Five-O” and “Magnum.” “You were family. And I will miss you every day, brother. When we spoke last week, we laughed at how right you were from Day 1. ‘Five-O’ was our dream job. And I was so lucky we got to share that magic together.”…

Ballet Hawaii raises goal

Ballet Hawaii has had to raise its 21 days of giving goal, due to unexpected expenses.

According to Richard Vida, executive director, the ballet company faced an unexpected issue with the installation of new flooring in the main studio, so a new goal of $21,000 has been necessary.

“All monies raised toward this new goal will be restricted and applied to the refurbishment of our floor in studio one,” said Vida.

Donors can contribute via the company’s website, www.ballethawaii.org

And that’s Show Biz…

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