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Nov 26, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

The Chinese Canadian Inventor Behind One of the Season’s Hottest Gifts

posted by Randall

Robert Wang

Instant Pot lifestyle shoot in Ottawa April 7, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable | www.blairgable.com

The Instant Pot is living up to all the hype.

Business Insider reports the pressure cooker was among the top five selling items on Black Friday on Amazon. According to CBC News, only Amazon’s own products topped Instant Pot … Read more

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Nov 26, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Frank Chin Remembers Wood Moy

posted by Randall
Wood Moy

Wood Moy played Jo in Chan is Missing. By Nancy Wong

By Frank Chin

(Editor’s Note: Pioneer actor Wood Moy was the first to join Frank Chin’s Asian American Theatre Training Program at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in 1972. Moy died this month at the age of 99)

 

Wood Moy

Wood Moy

Wood … Read more

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Nov 26, 2017 Ξ 2 comments

Pioneer Asian American Actor Wood Moy Is Dead

posted by Louis Chan
Wood Moy

Wood Moy (2nd from left) starred in Wayne Wang’s Chan is Missing. Photo by Nancy Wong

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Wood Moy is missing. From life.

The trailblazing Asian American actor died November 8 at the age of 99, according to an obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle.

He died on November … Read more

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Nov 25, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Famed Indie Director Seeks Asian Cast for ‘Tong Wars’

posted by Randall

Wong Kar Wai

Views from the Edge
Casting is underway for Tong Wars, an upcoming Amazon teleseries opening up a slew of opportunities for Asian American actors.

Wong Kar-Wai, an indie superstar director in Chinese films, will be directing the series that takes place in 19th-century San Francisco.

According to Variety, “The series is set against the … Read more

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Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Jake Zyrus Gets Star on Walk of Fame. Answers Hater

posted by Randall
Jake Zyrus

Via Twitter

Jake Zyrus has joined the legends of entertainment with a star on the Eastwood City Walk of Fame, the Philippine’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It happened Tuesday to little fanfare.

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Nov 24, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

2018 Haikus For Hotties Calendar Destroys the Asian Male Stereotype

posted by Randall

Haikus for HottiesStill looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for someone who turns up a nose at the notion of dating Asian guys?

The Haikus for Hotties 2018 calendar is now taking orders. This is the third year this special calendar is being offered. Part spoof, part social commentary, it actually works as a calendar.

Haikus With … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 21, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

Justin Chon Nominated for Spirit Award

posted by Randall

Gook

We always knew Justin Chon was someone to watch.

Now Hollywood’s elite is acknowledging it too.

The actor and director has been nominated for a Spirit Award in the category of “Kiehl’s Someone to Watch”for his film Gook.

The both humorous and emotionally riveting film about the Koreatown riots in Los Angeles in 1992 manages … Read more

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Nov 21, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Star Wars Lead Hopes to Break Representation Barrier

posted by Gabi Wy

Kelly Marie Tran almost gave up acting before she landed a lead role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“There was absolutely a moment,” Tran told Entertainment Weekly. “When I turned 25, I had been at it for some years and I was struggling to pay my bills. I was tired. I had been … Read more

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Nov 20, 2017 Ξ Leave a comment

Indian American A Surprise Choice for Editor of Vanity Fair

posted by Randall
Radhika Jones

Vanity Fair photo

After 25 years under the helm of Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair will now be lead by Radhika Jones.

Carter and before him, Tina Brown, were two oversized personalities who became celebrities in their own right.

The most common question asked about Jones is “who?”

“We didn’t need a name for the sake … Read more

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Nov 20, 2017 Ξ 1 comment

BTS Storms onto AMA Stage

posted by Randall
BTS

THE 2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(r) – The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, broadcasts live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Image Group LA)
BTS

Views from the Edge contributed to this report

Bruno Mars dominated the American Music Awards with … Read more

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