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Aziz Ansari to become First South Asian to Host Saturday Night Live

posted by Randall

Aziz AnsariEmmy Award winner Aziz Ansari will host Saturday Night Live on January 21.

He will be the first South Asian American to ever host the show, reports the Washington Post. Just four Asian Americans have played that role in SNL’s 41 year history. Two have been Chinese American, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu. The … Read more

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People: Jackie Chan to Oscars: “I’m Proud to be Chinese”

posted by Randall

Jackie ChanAfter starring in more than 200 movies and attracting a world wide fan base, the kung fu star with a comic flair and a tendency to break his own bones, has been awarded an honorary Oscar.
 
Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented the award to Jackie Chan at the 8th Annual Governor’s … Read more

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Jackie Chan to Receive an Oscar

posted by Randall
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan in last year’s Dragon Blade.

By Ed Diokno

 

Jackie Chan, the martial artist and bonafide movie star, will be getting an Oscar after scores of films in a career that spans five decades.

 

It will be an honorary Oscar for the Hong Kong-born actor. He will receive the golden statuette at … Read more

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Asian Pacific American Actors Among Highest Paid in World

posted by Randall

Dwayne JohnsonSix of the highest paid actors in the world are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, according to a list released by Forbes.

Of the seven, only one is American. Dwayne Johnson whose mother is Samoan and father if Black, is the highest paid actor in the world. He earned $64.5 million in 2015 … Read more

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2 Broke Girls & Rush Hour Make Strange Bedfellows

posted by Louis Chan
Rush Hour

John Foo & Justin Hires in Rush Hour

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The programmers at CBS don’t seem to have a clue when it comes to the concerns of the Asian American community.

The folks at the Tiffany Network get a thumbs up for their casting of John Foo as Detective Lee in … Read more

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‘Rush Hour’ Gets Spring Launch Date

posted by Louis Chan

Rush Hour

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The TV reboot of the popular movie series Rush Hour has been given a launch date by CBS.

Rush Hour starring John Foo, in the role originated by Jackie Chan, and Justin Hires in Chris Tucker’s role, will air Thursday nights at 10 beginning March 31.

This is one … Read more

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New Video Added: Jackie Chan, John Cusack & Adrien Brody star in ‘Dragon Blade’; In Theaters and On Demand – September 4

posted by Randall

by Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

 

dragonblade_us poster.jpg

In Theaters and On Demand – Rated R

September 4, 2015

Starring: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Si-won Choi & Lin Peng

Written & Directed By: Daniel Lee

Action Director – Jackie Chan

DRAGON_BLADE_BRODY_CHAN.jpg

A massive success this year in its native China, Dragon Read more

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Den of Geek: Rush Hour to Join CBS Line Up

posted by Randall

Jon FooThe television version of Rush Hour , the popular movie series starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, has been picked up by CBS, reports Den of Geek.

Jon Foo will take over the role made popular by Chan and Justin Hires takes the part played by Tucker.

Foo has a long list of movie … Read more

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Just Jared: Rush Hour Pilot Gets Picked Up by CBS

posted by Randall

Jackie ChanThis could be another opportunity for an Asian American to play a lead role.

Just Jared is reporting that CBS has picked up the pilot for the television remake of the popular movie Rush Hour.

The movie series starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, and its been reported previously by AsAmNews that the television … Read more

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Rush Hour, Crouching Tiger Both Making Comebacks

posted by Randall

Rush HourTwo popular movies which prominently featured Asian actors are reportedly making comebacks.

Deadline is reporting that a deal has been reached with Warner Bros TV to turn the popular Rush Hour movie series with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker into an hour long television show.

WBTV is refusing to comment on the report. There’s also … Read more

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