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.
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 🙂
If I were to walk up and ask random people on the street to name an Asian football player? How many would be able to come up with even one? Would they believe me if I told them there have been a few Asian football players in the NFL? Would I have better luck asking the same question in Chinatown? Probably not. Simply because there has only been a hand full of Asians that has made it as far as the NFL anyway. Whoever created this world probably didn’t design the our Asian bodies for football and if I were to question why there aren’t many Asians in the NFL, I’d get such a response. But I personally don’t believe any of that mess. The NFL, unlike the NBA, doesn’t favor 7 feet tall athletes in such a way that the NBA does. In fact, most corner backs and running backs are between 5’11” and 6’3″ and race or ethnicity has nothing to do with why Asians are physically limited in getting into football.
Well first things first, apologies for the lack of updates. But let us get things brewing again with some viral video and what many have claimed to be racial tension on the much beloved San Francisco MUNI. The following video literally just hit YouTube, and from it, you get a front row shot to some […]