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Rep. Mark Takano ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ in Lack of AAPI Representation in Biden’s Cabinet

Mark Takano

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) recently expressed his disappointment with the absence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet.

Criticism about the Cabinet: According to the PBS NewsHour, Takano disapproved of Biden’s decisions regarding his Cabinet secretaries, who will advise the President-elect on their areas of expertise, such as education, agriculture and homeland security.

Actress Olivia Liang to Lead the New ‘Kung Fu’ Series

olivia liang

“Legacies” star Olivia Liang has landed the starring role in the reboot of the 1970s hit TV show “Kung Fu.”

Inspired by the show created by Ed Spielman, the reboot will be penned by television writer Christina M. Kim (“Lost,” “NCIS Los Angeles”). With Liang as the female lead, the new show from the CW promises an exciting new take on the original series, reported Deadline

Randall Park’s New Asian-Focused Production Company Already Has a Deal With 20th Century Fox

Randall Park

Randall Park has made a production company alongside his longtime friends and creative partners Michael Golamco and Hieu Ho called Imminent Collision.

According to the 45-year-old actor, the star of “Always Be My Maybe” and “Fresh Off Boat”, the company’s mission is to develop “comedy-forward stories from Asian American perspectives for all audiences,” Variety reported.

Hollywood’s First Male Sex Symbol Was a Japanese Man

Sessue Hayakawa

Long before the hunky Henry Golding established himself as a Hollywood mainstay, a Japanese actor by the name of Sessue Hayakawa carved out an improbable career as one of the biggest stars of the silent film era, not least due to his “broodingly handsome” good looks. 

In an industry that has, until very recently, regressed dramatically in its depiction of Asian men, Hayakawa’s stardom seems ever the more extraordinary in hindsight.