Owner of ‘Squid Game’ call card number receives 4,000 calls daily, allegedly offered $850 to change it
Netflix’s “Squid Game” continues to give one mobile user an excessively large amount of attention, and she was allegedly told to “change her number” to deal with it.
Calling card: “Squid Game” is a South Korean drama about 456 debt-ridden contestants who take part in murderous survival games for a stake in a grand prize of 45.6 billion KRW ($38.7 million).
Netflix releases side-by-side comparison of new live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ opening and the original anime intro
Netflix released the opening sequence for its “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series, and it is a fast-paced homage to the cult-classic original.
Let’s Jam: Over the weekend, the Netflix remake of the critically acclaimed space Western anime featured the cast — John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine — guns blazing over the booming soundtrack of the jazzy and iconic theme song “Tank!” by Yoko Kanno.
South Korea may move to ban the consumption of dog meat after Moon Jae-in, the country’s president, publicly raised concerns over the traditional but increasingly uncommon practice.
A decline in canine consumption: Eating dog meat, which has become an infamous custom, could eventually be phased out, according to The Guardian.
“Late Late Show” host James Corden made a massive mistake when he called BTS fans, otherwise known as ARMY, “15 year-old girls,” causing fans to tank the Google ratings for his show.
Uh-oh: Corden, 43, known to ARMY as “Papa Mochi,” joked on his Sept. 21 show about BTS making a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
China put up a website on Friday that lists more than 100 times the U.S. has “interfered” in Hong Kong and includes the names of government officials who allegedly facilitated the city’s “destabilization.”
What’s in it: The “fact sheet,” titled “U.S. Interference in Hong Kong Affairs and Support for Anti-China, Destabilizing Forces,” was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). It lists 102 actions from both the Biden and Trump administrations dating back to early 2019.
‘Until my next life’: Customer with three months left to live pens final ‘thank you’ note to Jollibee before chemotherapy
A cancer patient’s farewell bid to his favorite fast food restaurant in the Philippines is touching hearts on social media.
Different message: Mechelle Centurias, manager at a Jollibee outlet in Cebu City, shared a Facebook post on Friday narrating the story of a customer who wrote a “thank you” note on the back of his receipt.
One of the GOATs: Ohtani joined Hall of Famer Willie Mays in an exclusive club after scoring back-to-back triples on Saturday to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 14-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners, reported NBC Sports.
Authorities have identified the gunman that opened fire in a Tennessee grocery store as Uk Thang, a son of Myanmar refugees.
The shooter: Thang, 29, worked at his sushi business inside the Kroger in Collierville, Tenn., a family friend, told FOX8. Collierville Police Department also confirmed the gunman worked at the grocery chain on a daily basis.
In a show of commitment to the ongoing purge of what China considers as negative influences in its entertainment culture, 213 domestic gaming companies pledged to ban “inappropriate” content on their platforms on Thursday.
The rundown: The Sept. 23 pledge came in the form of a document called “Online Gaming Industry Anti-Addiction Self-Regulation Convention,” the South China Morning Post reported. While not legally binding, it serves as a reference point for the $45-billion industry moving forward.
Professional wrestler-turned-actor and certified BTS ARMY member John Cena went viral after sharing a line from RM’s United Nations General Assembly speech to his millions of followers on Twitter.
Viral quote: Cena, 44, received more than 74,000 retweets and over 196,000 likes on Twitter for quoting the leader of BTS, Kim Nam-joon, better known by his stage name RM, Pinkvilla reported.
Vincent Paterno, the FedEx driver who posted a profanity-ridden video on TikTok vowing to never deliver items to people who support Black Lives Matter, Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, is now jobless.
What happened: In a TikTok video that was uploaded on Sept. 16, Paterno, 39, is seen sitting inside what seems to be a FedEx delivery truck while wearing his uniform. The man then proceeds to condemn people who show support to the BLM movement and the Biden-Harris administration.
Brewster, a much-loved character from the “Animal Crossing” video game series, was confirmed to be returning to the Switch entry in the series during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation.
“Coo”: The coffee-loving pigeon, who first appeared in the video game “Animal Crossing: Wild World” for the Nintendo DS in 2005, has been confirmed by Nintendo to reappear in the newest content update for the Switch’s “Animal Crossing New Horizons,” according to Polygon.
Taiwanese star Chang Chen impressed with Timothée Chalamet speaking Mandarin lines ‘perfectly’ in ‘Dune’
Chang Chen, who rose to fame in Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” is praising one of his co-stars for their Mandarin skills in the upcoming science-fiction epic, “Dune.”
Speaking Mandarin: Chen told CNA Lifestyle in an interview that accepting the role of Dr. Wellington Yueh, the personal physician for the Atreides family, in the latest live-action adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel was an “easy decision.”
How one UK educator convinced a publishing company to redo their flashcards depicting Asians with slant-eyes
During his fourth year of teaching in the U.K., primary school educator John Luk noticed something concerning about his classroom resources. While looking at a set of phonics flashcards produced by Read Write Inc., he realized that the Asian characters were illustrated with slits for their eyes.
Instead of staying silent, Luk took action. He wrote a letter of complaint, noting that the flashcards in question — a revamp of a previous set of cards that depicted fewer POC characters — are currently being used in schools worldwide. According to Luk, children aged 4 to 7 in the U.K. must learn phonics, and only a few organizations create phonics schemes to be distributed to schools across the U.K., with Read Write Inc. Phonics being one of them. Their popular phonics cards, which are published by Oxford University Press, are used in more than 5,000 schools in the U.K., as well as in nine states in the U.S. and hundreds of schools around the world.
The new K-drama thriller “Squid Game” is the first Korean series to rank No. 1 in Netflix U.S. most-watched and also occupies one of the top two spots in more than 70 other countries and territories’ Netflix platforms.
Topping the charts: According to the streaming analytics company FlixPatrol, the hit series beat out the popular British teen drama “Sex Education” which previously maintained the top position on the U.S. chart for its season 3 premiere, reported Korea JoongAng Daily.
April Koh, CEO of Spring Health, has become the youngest woman to lead a multibillion-dollar company after the startup raised a $190 million Series C round, or $300 million total funding.
“Unicorn” services: The Series C round of funding raised Spring Health’s valuation to more than $2 billion, which makes it reach “unicorn” status, or a valuation of at least $1 billion, according to Fierce Healthcare.
Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised talk show host and fellow singer Kelly Clarkson today when he sang in Korean while performing an acoustic version of the new Coldplay and BTS collaborative single “My Universe” on her talk show.
“You are my universe”: Martin, 44, went on the “Kelly Clarkson Show” to discuss and solo-perform the song his band did with the K-pop superstar group BTS on the same day that the song was pre-released, Sept. 24.
Thailand joined the big leagues when it was announced that esports would be considered a professional sport on Tuesday.
Ready up: The official notice was published through the Royal Thai Government Gazette and was reposted on the Thai E-Sports Federation (TESF)’s Facebook page.
An Asian woman who suffered a bloodied mouth after an unprovoked attack in Los Angeles is seeking justice as her alleged assailant continues to walk free.
What happened: Jennifer Chen, a Canadian national visiting the city, was alone in her car when a man allegedly approached her, uttered a racial slur and punched her in the mouth. The incident reportedly occurred in the parking lot of The Balcony on Beverwil around 4:25 p.m. on Sept. 15.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Florence Y. Pan to serve as a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Why this matters: Pan, who was first nominated by President Barack Obama in 2016, is the first Asian American woman to fill a seat on the D.C. federal court. She was again nominated by President Joe Biden in March.
- Owner of ‘Squid Game’ call card number receives 4,000 calls daily, allegedly offered $850 to change it
- Netflix releases side-by-side comparison of new live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ opening and the original anime intro
- ‘Hasn’t the time come’: South Korean president wants to ban dog meat consumption
- BTS fans torpedo James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Google ratings over a joke
- China lists 100 times the US ‘interfered’ in Hong Kong
- ‘Until my next life’: Customer with three months left to live pens final ‘thank you’ note to Jollibee before chemotherapy
- Shohei Ohtani just reached a milestone achieved by only one baseball legend ever
- Tenn. Kroger mass shooter identified as sushi vendor, possible motives being investigated
- 213 Chinese game companies vow to ban ‘sissy men,’ ‘gay love’ and ‘money worship’
- John Cena cements his status as a BTS super ARMY by tweeting quote from RM’s UN speech
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