China’s crackdown on its entertainment industry continues with a recent ban on “sissy men,” vulgar internet celebrities and reality talent shows, among other new measures.
Industry “clean-up”: The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) told broadcasters on Thursday to ban “sissy idols” who don’t follow “macho” male stereotypes, reported the South China Morning Post.
Nickelodeon’s “Blues Clues & You” is getting a second season and Josh’s “lola,” which means “grandmother” in Filipino, will be joining the show.
The network ordered a second season with Josh Dela Cruz, who began his tenure as the host of the rebooted children’s show in November.
Ally Maki, who voices Giggle McDimples in “Toy Story 4,” was shocked when she found out that she was the first Asian American woman to join the franchise.
The 32-year-old actress couldn’t believe she became a part of the animated film that she has loved since she was a child.
“Fox NFL Sunday” host Terry Bradshaw apologized to Ken Jeong after referring to him with a racially-insensitive description.
The former NFL quarterback made his remarks following his elimination on “The Masked Singer” on Monday, saying he was “kicked off by Alan Thicke and the little short guy from Japan.”
Magician Shin Lim left Ellen DeGeneres speechless after a magic card trick the unsuspecting eye cannot possibly crack.
After winning “America’s Got Talent” and walking away with $1 million last week, Lim appeared on “The Ellen Show” to showcase more of his mind-blowing talent.
It’s a good day for some Asian representation when “Deadpool 2” introduced Yukio (Shiori Kutsuna), Marvel’s electricity-wielding assassin, to the big screen. But there is one thing about her that eagle-eyed netizens find to be problematic.
If you’re one of them, then you already know what it is: her vibrant streak of purple hair.
Emilia Clarke, the British actress who plays the Mother of Dragons in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” and as Qi’ra in the “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” revealed she is one-eighth Indian in a recent interview.
While speaking to Vanity Fair, Clarke mentions that her grandmother had to wear makeup to hide the fact that she was half Indian.
“Underground” boy bands are gaining momentum in Japan by holding interactive sessions that bring them closer to fans — for a fee.
Unlike mainstream idols, underground boy bands, also known as menzu chika aidoru, have relatively more freedom in terms of their work and personal lives. Because they are not under huge entertainment labels, they also happen to be more accessible to the public.
Merle Oberon, an Anglo-Indian actress who started her career in the U.K. before moving to America, hid her Asian identity her entire life.
According to Variety, Oberon identified as White throughout her life, claiming to be born in Tasmania to a distinguished British officer and elite grandparents.
There’s a lot of bad news out there, but that doesn’t mean you have to digest it all the time.
In fact, why not take a break and enjoy something a bit more palatable? Something…sweeter? Like this viral video from China.
Every four years, people get hyped for the Olympics and watch a bunch of obscure sports like trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics just so they can claim patriotism when an athlete from their country wins. “The biathlon? OMG I love that sport!” says no one outside of Scandinavia.
For Asians, every TV show is like the Olympics, except we know no geographical boundaries. China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia — it doesn’t matter. I’ll even cheer on an Indian or Pakistani if they’re available because, you know, they’re technically Asian too. From “America’s Next Top Model” to “Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team” (yes, that’s a real show), I find myself continually rooting for the one Asian contestant available. Who cares if she can’t take a good picture and fights with everyone in the house? You do you, Gina!
BIGBANG star T.O.P. has been booked in Korea for consuming liquid marijuana through the use of a vape pen.
The 29-year-old K-pop star, who’s real name is Choi Seung Hyun, has been serving in the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency band unit for his mandatory military service since February. He allegedly vaped the banned substance at his home in Seoul on at least three different occasions with a female friend in her 20s last October. Police reported that Choi’s female friend, who was also a K-pop trainee, had multiple drug offenses on her record, according to Allkpop.