Two former locals have new projects – one in film, the other on streaming TV:

  • Auli‘i Cravalho (“Moana”) and Rowan Blanchard (“Snowpiercer”) will co-star in an untitled Hulu film directed by Sammi Cohen.

The script, by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham, deals with an aspiring artist forced to join her high school track team, enabling the opportunity to proceed with chasing a girl she’s had a longtime crush on. However, she discovers romance with an unexpected teammate, discovering what true love is.

Auli’i Cravalho

Blanchard plays Paige, the artist with a mission to find romance, and Cravalho – a Kamehameha Schools alum — is AJ, an elusive track star living in the shadow of a twin sister…

  • Ann Harada is part of a mega-star, “Schmigadoon!,” with new episodes premiering every Friday on Apple TV.
Ann Harada

The musical comedy, a parody of and homage to the Golden Are of musicals of the 1940s to the 1950s, is a collaboration of Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, with tunes composed by Paul.  Barry Sonnenfeld is director, Christopher Gattelli is choreographer.

The show centers on a magical town where there’s no shortage of romance, judgment, and secrets. Harada, a Punahou grad, portrays Florence Menlove, whose husband is the Mayor (Alan Cumming), and there’s musical songs, dance and comedy aplenty. The cast features such names as Cecily Strong, Aaron Tveit, Kristin Chenoweth, Keegan Michael Key, Fred Armisen, Jane Krakowski, Martin Short and Dove Cameron ….

Bruno has 3 MTV nominations

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, as the duo Silk Sonic, earned three nominations in the 2021 MTV VMA (Video Music Awards).

Silk Sonic’s smooth “Leave the Door Open” is nominated for Song of the Year, Best R&B, Best Editing. Could wind up with the Song of the Year laurels, since it’s a hot entry and possibly the summer’s best tune.

Justin Bieber tops the nominations with seven nominations, followed by Megan Thee Stallion with six. MTV hands out the trophies Sept. 12 in a live ABC telecast from Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. …

A clarification

Carole Kai Onouye’s Great Aloha Run will be the final one ending at Aloha Stadium in 2022.

The run/walk will continue, in years ahead, with the Ching Stadium at the University of Hawaii as the finish destination, until the Aloha Stadium is ready to welcome back tenants following renovations. When you live in Hawaii, completion dates here are generally tardy. Think rail. …

And that’s Show Biz. …


  1. Hi Wayne,

    Well good news for Carole and her Aloha Run. Glad it will continue on in years to come.

    Also congrats to Bruno for his MTV nominations.

    Aloha Dolores(Aunty Clic Clic)

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