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James Hong, Ming-Na Wen Finally Get Hollywood Star Along With Other AAPIs

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Legendary actor James Hong and three other Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) artists will be getting their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hong, Ming-Na Wen, Jason Momoa and singer/songwriter apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas are among the newest list of entertainers to be honored with the prestigious recognition, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday. The AAPI honorees will be part of the Class of 2022, including 34 other stars from film, television, radio, theater and sports.

Dave Bautista Proud of His AAPI Heritage, Says ‘Prejudice and Bigotry’ Are ‘Foreign’ to Him

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor and former WWE star Dave Bautista spoke out on his pride in being Asian American and condemned anti-Asian violence.

About the interview: Bautista, whose father is Filipino, said he was “very proud” and “vocal” about his Asian American heritage in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment on Friday.

‘Minari’ Star Steven Yeun Fears Being Put in a ‘Box’ as an ‘Asian American Actor’

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“Minari” star Steven Yeun has expressed concerns over being labeled an Asian American actor rather than just simply an actor.

Though the Oscar nominee is honored to have broken down barriers in Hollywood, he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview that he worries about being labeled primarily as an “Asian American actor,” as opposed to just an “actor.” 

Charlyne Yi Reveals She Tried to Quit ‘The Disaster Artist’ Over James Franco Sexual Allegations

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Asian American comedian Charlyne Yi revealed the “The Disaster Artist” production team bribed her when she tried to leave over sexual misconduct allegations against actor James Franco.

In an Instagram post last week, Yi said the production tried to prevent her from leaving by offering her a substantial acting role. She expressed her desire to quit the 2017 movie, stating she did not feel safe working with Franco, according to AV Club.

Daniel Dae Kim Speaks Out on ‘Drastic’ Pay Cut He Got From ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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Daniel Dae Kim has shed more light on what transpired when he decided to leave the television series “Hawaii Five-0” in 2017 after playing the role of Chin Ho Kelly for seven years. 

The 52-year-old Korean American actor told Vulture in a recent interview that the pay cut he had to take just to be part of the show hasn’t “properly been reported.”

Jay Leno Now Regrets Decades of Telling Racist Jokes Aimed at Asians

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Television host and comedian Jay Leno has apologized for decades of racist jokes he admittedly made about Asian people.

History of racism: The former late-night show host of “The Tonight Show” met with the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) to talk about his past comments that have been harmful to the Asian community, a press release from the advocacy group revealed.

Sharon Osbourne Called Julie Chen ‘Wonton’ and ‘Slanty Eyes’ on ‘The Talk’, Sources Claim

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“The Talk” is extending its hiatus as Sharon Osbourne faces accusations of offensive language toward former co-hosts, including Julie Chen.

Multiple sources claimed that the British American personality frequently referred to Chen as “wonton” and “slanty eyes” in the past, according to an article published Tuesday by journalist Yashar Ali.