Sociologist Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, Amazon Studios and the UTA Foundation conducted a study about the lack of API representation in Hollywood.
About the report: The Prevalence and Portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islanders Across 1,300 Popular Films is part of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that “uncovers the limited portrayal” of the API community, according to Variety.
Actress Lucy Liu recently opened up about her experience being “othered” as an Asian American actress and playing roles that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes in Hollywood.
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on April 29, Liu, 52, reveals that while she feels “fortunate to have ‘moved the needle’ a little with some mainstream success,” she said that there is “still much more to go” and that “it’ll take more to end 200 years of Asian stereotypes.”
Although “Minari” has received praise from critics, the Golden Globes placed the film under the foreign-language category due to a rule created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
According to the HFPA, at least 50% of a film’s main language must be English for it to be placed under two of the most competitive categories at the Golden Globes, Entertainment Weekly explains.
Constance Wu has given birth to a baby girl following a low-profile pregnancy with boyfriend musician Ryan Kattner.
Keeping it private: The 38-year-old actress has mostly kept her private life away from the limelight last year, even before the start of the pandemic following the release of her latest film “Hustlers,” E Online reported.
Action superstar Jackie Chan has opened up about why he is rarely seen in Hollywood films over the past couple of years.
Prolific actor: Following a stellar career in Hong Kong, Chan became a prominent actor worldwide, eventually starring in many American action movies since the ’80s, ScreenRant reported.
Daniel Dae Kim is asking Twitter users to help James Hong get his own Hollywood star after CNN shined a spotlight on the 91-year-old actor’s work in the entertainment industry.
Kim tweeted that the veteran actor deserved his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, AsAm News reported.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with an apology from Megan Amram posted to Twitter on June 17.
Television comedy writer, producer and performer Megan Amram has recently been speaking out about Black Lives Matter and using her social platforms to support important causes.
The internet reminded actor Mark Wahlberg about his history of hate crimes after he tweeted in solidarity following the murder of George Floyd.
The 49-year-old actor posted a tribute to Floyd on his social media account and called the fatal arrest heartbreaking, AsAm News reported.
Hollywood celebrities of Asian descent are letting their voices be heard on the rising racist incidents related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The artists, composed of Asian American actors, creatives and advocates, also condemned President Donald Trump’s rhetoric that racializes the deadly disease, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
PL Thenappan, a Tamil producer for the 1999 film “Minsara Kanna,” is planning to sue the creators of the South Korean movie “Parasite” for plagiarising the plot.
Thenappan is currently in discussion with lawyers to file a case against the creators of “Parasite,” which recently won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, including the Best Picture award.
Keanu Reeves appears to be playing a role in the new “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” as something of a supernatural entity.