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Filipino American Teen Makes Waves on The Voice

posted by Cathy Sun

Anatalia Villaranda

Anatalia Villaranda joins Team Keys on The Voice

A 16 year old Filipino American girl blew all the judges away after her remarkable blind audition on The Voice, a singing competition in the United States.
Anatalia Villaranda sang Bruno Mars’ “Runaway Baby” in the latest season of the show and received standing ovations … Read more

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Moana Auli’i Cravalho Snags Lead Role in NBC Drama

posted by Louis Chan
Auli’i Cravalho

Photo from ABC

Fresh off her Oscar performance, 16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho of Moana fame has landed a lead role in the NBC pilot Drama High, reported Deadline.

Cravalho will play one of the students in the drama department of a working class high school. They are inspired by a passionate teacher.

Auli'i Cravalho

From ABC

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Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

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Family Is Still Family, Pro-LGBTQ AAPI Ad Campaign Comes to Midwest for First Time

posted by Brittney Le
Chicago Pride Parade 2008

Chicago Pride Parade 2008. Photo by EMR

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) will debut its pro-LGBTQ family campaign in the Midwest for the first time tomorrow, reports NBC News.
Family Is Still Family, is co-produced by the Asian Pride Project. The multilingual public service announcements in support of the … Read more

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Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more

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Asiance Magazine: Fans of Mirai Nagasu hold out hope she’ll make US Olympic Team #MiraiEarnedIt

posted by Randall

Mirai NagasuFans of Mirai Nagasu are going for the salchow quadruple jump  to win the hearts and minds of the US Olympic committee.

According to an article in Asiance Magazine, a Twitter and letter writing campaign is being directed at the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors.

The Board is scheduled to approve the US … Read more

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Economic Times: Indian American taking on big TV networks in US Supreme Court

posted by Randall

AereoAn Indian American businessman has invented a small antenna that picks up over the air television signals and streams them to TV watchers via the internet, reports the Economic Times.
The big TV networks consider the invention a threat to their bottom lines and have taken their case to the US Supreme Court … Read more

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Radar On Line: NBC not sending @AnnCurry to cover Olympics

posted by Randall


Ann Curry


Radar On Line is reporting that NBC will not send Ann Curry (photo by Lia Chang, Asian Connections.)  to cover the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The decision is a bit curious since Curry strong international reporting credentials would make her a good fit to cover the political angle surrounding the games, especially … Read more

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Mediaite: Five Asian American TV news broadcasters named to most sexy list

posted by Randall


Richard Lui“Most sexy” lists are always a mixed blessing for journalists.

On the one hand, you want to be known for your journalistic work, and not your physical attributes. On the other hand, who wouldn’t be flattered to be included.

Mediaite came out with its list of top 50 most sexiest television news broadcasters and … Read more

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Hollywood Reporter: Ann Curry’s future uncertain as contract nears end with NBC

posted by Randall

Ann CurryAnn Curry (photo by Lia Chang) reportedly has a window in her contract to leave NBC early next year, but according to the Hollywood Reporter,  the popular journalist is not currently in any talks with any other network.

Some may be scared away by her current $12 million deal with NBC which runs out … Read more


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