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The café pigeon ‘Animal Crossing’ fans all know and love is coming back to the series

Animal Crossing Brewster

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’

Dune star Chang Chen impressed by Timothee Chalamet

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.”

‘Squid Game’ is the first Korean series to rank No. 1 on Netflix in the US

Squid Games is number one

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

Chris Pratt playing Super Mario may prove the Nintendo character is not Japanese after all

Mario film

Nintendo game director Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the “Super Mario Bros.” games, made a surprise appearance during the Nintendo Direct on Thursday to give details on an upcoming animated Mario movie.

It’s-a movie: Actor Chris Pratt, star of blockbuster franchises “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” has been tapped to voice Mario in the still-untitled project from Nintendo and animation studio Illumination, which animated “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” Kotaku reported.

First Asian American ‘James Bond’ director Cary Fukunaga shares his pride in being the ‘other’

Cary Fukunaga directs James Bond film

Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first American director to helm a James Bond film with the upcoming “No Time To Die,” recently shared his pride in having a multiracial background. 

On being the “other”: The Japanese American filmmaker revealed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that his growing up in a multiracial, working-class family household in Oakland shaped the global perspective in his filmmaking. 

Ken Jeong flexes his MD: ‘Don’t get medical advice from Nicki Minaj’

Ken Jeong on the Late Late show

On his Monday appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” comedic actor Ken Jeong debunked Nicki Minaj’s testicle-swelling vaccine myth tweet and shone a light on the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Medically inaccurate: In the episode, show host Corden asked Jeong, 52, a hypothetical question on whether the COVID-19 vaccines could cause testicular swelling in patients, a nod to the American rapper’s viral tweet from last week. Jeong was a medical doctor before becoming an actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marie Kondo launches game based on her joyful memories playing ‘Street Fighter’ and ‘Mario Kart’ with her brother

marie kondo spark joy video game

The queen of tidying is back, and it’s not just with a Netflix show — she’s breaking into video games.

Inspired by her time playing  “Street Fighter,” “Mario Kart,” “Puyo Puyo” and “Super Robot Wars” with her brother, bestselling author Marie Kondo brings the joy of tidying to mobile gamers in one of her latest ventures.

New Pokémon trading card game will allow trainers to battle each other online and on the go

Pokémon announces digital card game

On Monday, the Pokémon Company officially announced a new free-to-play digital version of their trading card game set to be released on Android, iOS, Mac and PC.

Updated format: The new game called “Pokémon Trading Card Game Live” will allow its players to collect cards and battle with other people online in an updated format, the company said in its announcement, ComicBook reported.

Actor Sung Kang revealed a huge detail about his ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ character

Sung Kang Star Wars

Actor Sung Kang let slip a big detail about his character in the upcoming Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” while sharing a story about his childhood adoration for the “Star Wars” franchise.

Not a costume anymore: In an interview with Screen Rant, Kang, 49, said he dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader almost every day from the ages of 8 to 13. He also reminisced on how he and his friends would play pretend with lightsabers made out of cardboard toilet paper tubes.

Buri Ram’s meatballs sales rocket 3,333% after BLACKPINK’s Lisa said they were her favorite

Buri Ram meatballs

Thai street food vendors in Buri Ram station saw a massive influx of customers after BLACKPINK’s Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban revealed one of her favorite foods could only be found there. 

Her favorite street food: On the Woody Show for her first Thai TV interview after releasing her solo album on Sept. 11, Lisa, 24, said it has been over a year since she visited her home province of Buri Ram because of COVID-19 restrictions, Bangkok Post reported.