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Sep 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

John Cho To Represent Asian Americans In ‘The Exorcist 2’

posted by Tanvi Wattal


Photo by Charlie Nguyen (IMG_7708) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Asian American actors often find themselves stereotyped into the select few “Asian” roles that are offered in Hollywood. John Cho of American Pie fame, however, has set out to break through the stereotypes and make his mark in Hollywood.

Recently, Cho has … Read more

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Sep 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Daniel Dae Kim Poised to Take What was Once a Whitewashed Role

posted by Randall

Daniel Dae KimDaniel Dae Kim can only hope what Hollywood took away, it will give back.

Variety reports the former Hawaii Five-O star is in talks to take over the role abandoned by Ed Skrein in Liongate’s reboot of Hellboy.

How ironic that would be if that happens.

It was just a few months ago that Kim … Read more

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Sep 11, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Inspiring 12-Year-Old All Star Who Beat the Odds Shares Special Moment

posted by Louis Chan

Shea Sakahara

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

“I am different.

I can make A difference.

I will make THE difference.”

That’s how 12-year-old Shea Sakahara ended his email to me.

Sakahara is different and yes, he has made a difference.

He’s made a huge difference.

Sakahara was born with cerebral Palsy, but at a young age … Read more

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Sep 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Asian American to be Cast as Greatest American Hero

posted by Randall

Greatest American HeroWhat’s old may be new again.

ABC has committed to at least airing a pilot of a reboot of Greatest American Hero.

The series which originally ran in the 1980’s is being resurrected by Rachna Fruchbom who’s a writer for Fresh off the Boat, reports The Wrap.

Fruchborn will serve as executive … Read more

Asian Americans

Sep 9, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Review: Kristina Wong’s ‘How to Pick Up Asian Chicks’

posted by Gabi Wy

Kristina Wong

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

Kristina Wong’s How to Pick Up Asian Chicks is a double-edged sword–funny, and incredibly important.

The comedian rounded up eighteen Asian American women to react to the genre of self-published books that fetishizes Asians and gives supposedly helpful tips on how to pick up an Asian girlfriend. The result: a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 7, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

George Takei to Executive Produce Jamie Ford’s Story about Incarceration Camps

posted by Randall
George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

George Takei signs autographs at the Longacre Theatre stage door in New York after the first preview of ALLEGIANCE on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor and activist George Takei will executive produce a movie based on the Jamie Ford best seller, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, reports DeadlineRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 6, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Asian Americans Breaking Through in Hollywood with A New Rom-Com

posted by Tanvi Wattal

(Wiki Media)


It is no secret that the Asian American community is severely underrepresented in Hollywood. Typically, characters of Asian heritage get white washed and are portrayed by caucasian actors.

Word has gotten out that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, a young adult novel by Jenny Han, is being turned into … Read more

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Sep 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Katie Malia – A Hapa Creative in Hollywood Takes Down Her Identity Crisis

posted by Sophia Whittemore
Katie Malia

Katie Malia

By Sophia Whittemore
AsAmNews Staff Writer

I managed to get an interview with hapa actress, dancer, and creator Katie Malia, who’s also the star of Almost Asian, a comedy series about growing up with a multiracial identity. Aside from being a wonderfully positive and creative human being, Katie’s also working to empower … Read more

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Sep 5, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian American Rapper Signs with Sony Music

posted by Randall
Raja Kumari

Raja Kumari

Raja Kumari has penned songs for such superstars as Iggy Azealia, Gwen Stefani and Fifth Harmony.

She’s collaborated with Timbaland, AR Rahman, Tricky Stewart, and Fall Out Boy

Now Sony Music is rewarding her with her own music deal.

The American songwriter, rapper and recording artist has signed with Sony Music India. The … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 4, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Korean Placekicker to Start for Los Angeles Chargers

posted by Randall

Younghoe KooYounghoe Koo who immigrated from South Korea to the United States 12 years ago has been named the starting placekicker for the Los Angeles Chargers, reports Fansided.

The rookie Koo, 23, beat out veteran Josh Lambo who was released by the team.

“BF (Benjamin Franklin Middle School) was the foundation for who I am … Read more


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