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Billy V: Momoa lumberjack, Hawaiian musicians in the rain, Disney new Star Wars toys, Beyonce's birthday

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Local boy turned actor Jason Momoa lands a new role.

You know him as Khal Drogo on 'Game of Thrones' and soon to be superhero 'Aquaman'-- Now he's taking on another tough-guy role in Lin Oeding's action-thriller 'Braven.' It's the story of a logger, played by Momoa, forced to defend himself and his family from drug runners along the U.S.-Canada border. 

The film will appear at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. No release date yet.

The wet weather had everyone running for cover yesterday.

Legendary Hawaiian musician Henry Kapono posted this clip on his facebook page with the caption "Tropical Storm raging!!! Yeahs!!!" The kids at this school were running for cover. The video was shared more than 3-thousand times.

Another Hawaiian musician from the group Holunape was fighting the downpour yesterday.

Bradford Kanaia Nakamura posted this photo on his Facebook page. His caption read "aloha e ka ua kani Asphalt."

Disney's newest toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens are now on sale ... even though the movie itself, doesn't come out until December.

And move over, R2-D2. One of the coolest toys is a new robot named "BB8." It can move, talk and be controlled with a smartphone app. It even sends holographic messages.

We want to wish pop superstar Beyonce Happy Birthday!

She turns 34 today. What does she do to celebrate? Posts a picture of herself on her site, Beyonce.com of a new do' with bangs! 

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