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Hiroyuki Sanada Joins Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Keanu Reeves in ‘John Wick 4’

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“Mortal Kombat” star Hiroyuki Sanada will join Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama and Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 4” as an old friend of the title character. 

Movie details: Sanada will be playing a character known as Watanabe. The character’s role in the plot has not been released except that he and Wick share several common enemies, Collider reported.

Taekwondo Demonstration Team Couldn’t Perform at Tokyo Olympics, Lands Golden Buzzer at ‘AGT’

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A taekwondo demonstration team left judges on “America’s Got Talent” with “goosebumps” after their audition performance and won host Terry Crews’ golden buzzer choice on June 15.

The performance: On the third night of auditions for the world-famous talent show, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team blew the audience and judges away with their performance.

South Korean Quartet’s ‘Super Silky Smooth’ Rendition of ‘All My Life’ Impresses ‘AGT’ Judges

A singing quartet from South Korea got a standing ovation from “America’s Got Talent” judges and audience members after performing their rendition of “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo in an episode aired on Tuesday. 

Soulful performance: Korean Soul — composed of singers Sooyong Yoon, Young J, Shyun Lee and Jifan Lee — impressed judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel during their audition in the second week of the show’s 16th season.

Thai Magician Leaves ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Mesmerized With ‘Mind-Blowing’ Card Tricks

Thai magician Patrick Kun’s mesmerizing card tricks left “America’s Got Talent” judges in awe during his audition on Tuesday’s episode.

Close-up magic: Kun, a full-time magician with a significant social media presence, performed multiple sleight of hand tricks right in front of Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel. 

BTS’ 2nd English Language Song ‘Butter’ is Demolishing Multiple Records at Different Billboard Charts

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BTS’s historic latest single, “Butter,” broke multiple records last week when it debuted at the top spot on Billboard Global 200 chart and the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Breakaway winner: With 11 total tracks on the “Global 200” ranking, BTS has broken its previous tie with BLACKPINK, and is now the South Korean musical act with the most placements on the weekly list

Jon M. Chu Says He Should Have Made Brown Characters ‘More Human’ in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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Filmmaker Jon M. Chu has addressed criticisms on his treatment of South Asian characters in his 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which featured an entirely Asian cast.

Better roles: Chu, who has been criticized for casting Brown actors as domestic workers in the hit film, told Insider that he should have made the characters “more human” instead of just being figures in the background.

Marvel Reveals Filipino American Version of Captain America

Marvel’s latest Captain America-inspired superhero — a female Filipino American college student named Ari Agbayani — will make her debut in an upcoming issue of the limited series “The United States of Captain America.” 

In the series: Steve Rogers looks for his stolen shield across the U.S. with the help of former Captain Americas such as John Walker, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, according to Rappler.