In the story of creation, it’s not like Asians landed on double-zero in a game of height roulette. After all, whether you’re Asian, Black, White or Brown we all share the same ancestors. When our Homo Erectus ancestors left Africa, it’s not like the tall one’s decided to go to Europe and the short ones went to Asia.
Best known for her roles on the Disney Channel’s hit shows, Asian-American actress Brenda Song will star opposite of Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming movie about Facebook, The Social Network.
In The Social Network, Brenda plays Mark Zuckerberg’s (played by Eisenberg) college and current girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Which I may add, Zuckerberg is amongst the growing list of celebrities and people with Asian girlfriends. I won’t go into that whole phenomenon in this post, but take a look at our Yellow Fever post if you get the chance.
Oh my god, it’s happening. The first episode of the rumored Asian-American reality show actor/singer Tyrese Gibson is producing has been shot over this weekend in Los Angeles’ K-Town.
As reported by ChannelAPA.com, the show will feature 4 guys: Young Lee, Joe Cha, Peter Le, and Steve Kim. Starring opposite will be 4 girls: Jennifer Field, Scarlet Chan, Peter Le, and Jasmine Chang. While based in K-Town, at least from their last names, the group looks to be mixed with both Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean heritage.
As I review the large number of dating/bride-services advertisers that continue to target this site, I can’t help but think that this growing list of advertisers is only indicative of the overall growth in Yellow Fever amongst Americans. Everyone is going after Asian women these days. As an Asian male, sure, I noticed a disparaging amount of white guys that date Asian girls.
But I never actually took the time to think about which way causality was for this phenomenon. Is it that white guys like to pursue Asian girls? Or is it Asian girls that like to pursue white guys. Obviously with the coining of Yellow Fever as a commonly accepted phrase to describe the former, I actually think we should revisit this assumption.
After nearly 7-years of living in the shadow of William Hung, Taiwanese YouTube sensation Lin Yu Chun may finally put a mild dent in people’s impressions when “Asian Person” and “American Idol” comes to mind. Well maybe not. But like how Susan Boyle took the UK and Internet by storm last year, Lin Yu Chun is doing the same in Asia. His YouTube video(s) has amassed over 7 million views already and if you haven’t watched it yet, scroll down and check it out!
After MTV went 24-seasons without casting a single Asian-American male on The Real World, Asian-Americans may finally get a piece of the limelight on a show not-named Americas Next Best Dance Crew on MTV.
Nothing’s official and nothings final, but Tyrese Gibson is apparently co-producing and casting “interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to Jersey Shore, Real World, and The Hills.”
For you younger generation of Asian-Americans, you may have been too young to remember Jin. Not that Jin’s disappeared — but for a solid 4-6 months, much of us 80s babies were witnessing the potential rise of an Asian rapper.
Jin took BET’s freestyle friday by storm and impressed the hip hop community enough that he ended up inking a deal with DMX’s label, Ruff Ryder Records. At his height, Jin even landed a small supporting role in the second Fast and the Furious installment.
Lately, Jin’s been doing smaller tours and appearances, but I was pleasantly surprised to find this random freestyle he posted onto youtube hanging out with Traphik.
The boy can spit 🙂