Tuesday 28th March 2017,

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The Legacy of Academy Award Winner Haing Ngor

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Haing Ngor

Haing Ngor in The Killing Fields

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Haing Ngor, the first Asian male actor ever to win an Academy Award for a supporting performance and debut performance.
Ngor portrayed journalist Dith Pran in the 1984 movie, The Killing Fields. The movie detailed the roles … Read more

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Entertainment Weekly: Ken Watanabe Undergoes Surgery for Stomach Cancer

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Ken Watanabe. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ken Watanabe.
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Tony-nominated screen and stage actor Ken Watanabe is battling stomach cancer.

Entertainment Weekly reports the man who portrayed the King in the Broadway revival of the King & I  recently underwent surgery after an early diagnosis.

Watanabe had been scheduled to revive his 2015 role March 1 – April … Read more

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Inquirer: Frozen Duo Produce New Number for Oscars

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Robert & Kristen Anderson LopezAcademy Award winners Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez will be watching Neil Patrick Harris perform a new number they composed for the Oscars tonight in their pajamas and from the comfort of their New York home, reports the Inquirer

It’ll be quite different from last year when they sat in the audience and … Read more

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WAMC: Fil-Am’s Frozen elevates into stratosphere

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FrozenThe soundtrack to the popular Disney movie Frozen has entered into rarefied territory, reports WAMC.

The box office hit surprised no one when 3.2 million copies of the home video were purchased shortly after its released.

What has caught industry experts off guard is that 2.6 million copies of the sound track have also … Read more

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Interaksyon: Fil-Am Oscar winner gives shoutout to Philippines

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Robert Lopez Robert Lopez, fresh off his Oscar win last night with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, remembered his Filipino roots, reports Interaksyon.

The Filipino American songwriter won for Best Original Song for Let It Go from the Disney hit, Frozen.

The win gave him an EGOT– the rare combination of having won an Emmy, Grammy, … Read more

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Filipino American wins Grand Slam–Emmy, Grammy, #Oscar, Tony

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Let it Go from FrozenRobert Lopez, composer of Best Original Song winner Let It Go, became the first Filipino American to win an Oscar tonight.

He is also just the 12th person to win all four major awards–an Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony.

The grand slam is known as an EGOT(Emmy, Oscar, Grammy & Tony).

Lopez won … Read more

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KeralaNext.com: Doors Swing Wide in Hollywood for Indian American Filmmaker Mira Nair

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M|ira NairMira Nair is arguably the most successful Indian American filmmaker in Hollywood and the bar she sets for herself is a high one,

“The thing I didn’t want to do ever was to apologize for my films. I wanted to have a standard of excellence that could beat anything. I didn’t want to be a … Read more


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