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Simu Liu proves he is the Asian songbird of our generation with his ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ cover

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  • Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of the country classic “Tennessee Whiskey.”
  • Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song.
  • While Liu is mostly known for his acting chops, he has a fascinating history within the music world, appearing in music videos and performing covers of popular songs like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Drake’s “Hold on, We’re Going Home”
  • He also recently appeared as a featured artist on the soundtrack for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on the track “Hot Soup.”

Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.” 

On Monday, Liu uploaded a clip of himself performing the country music classic on Instagram. Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song. 

Simu Liu reveals mental health struggles a year after ‘Shang-Chi’ debut

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  • Simu Liu took to Instagram to share the mental health struggles he’s faced since debuting as the MCU superhero Shang-chi on the one-year anniversary of the movie.
  • “It’s been nothing short of the absolute best ride… but after having some time to reflect I know that this life also comes at a massive cost,” wrote Liu.
  • Liu revealed that he’s in therapy to prioritize his mental health and is on the path to becoming “a good and decent man.”

On the one-year anniversary of Simu Liu’s debut as the MCU superhero Shang-Chi, the actor took to Instagram to celebrate the role while opening up about the mental health challenges he has faced since being catapulted into international stardom. 

Liu began the post by acknowledging the major impact that the movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” has had on his life. 

‘Asian takeover!’: Simu Liu and Jimmy O. Yang share dim sum on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

  • Simu Liu guest-hosted “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for the first time on Wednesday and poked fun at the Kardashians, Kevin Hart and other public figures.
  • The Chinese Canadian actor mocked celebrities for using too much water during a drought while taking a jab at former president Donald Trump.
  • Liu interviewed Hong Kong-born comedian Jimmy O. Yang and actor Mandy Moore.
  • Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez also learned some superhero moves.

Canadian Chinese actor Simu Liu guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel for the first time on Wednesday night and interviewed Hong Kong-born comedian Jimmy O. Yang, who declared “an Asian takeover” while backstage.

Liu first interviewed Hong Kong-born American actor Yang, who brought dim sum for Liu to eat and shared a story about the time when his father embarrassed him at a movie premiere. He also talked about his role in the Netflix original series “Space Force” and recalled his experiences working with Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg on their newest film “Me Time.”

Simu Liu takes on new villain role opposite Jennifer Lopez in upcoming Netflix film ‘Atlas’

  • Simu Liu is set to play the antagonist role opposite Jennifer Lopez in a new Netflix film titled “Atlas.”
  • Set in the future, the film follows a woman named Atlas as she fights to save the world from a rogue artificial intelligence soldier who’s made it their mission to wipe out all of humanity.

Simu Liu is trading up the 10 rings for far more villainous things. 

The actor, who made his superhero debut in the MCU’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” is now set to play the antagonist opposite Jennifer Lopez in a new Netflix film titled “Atlas,” Deadline reported. 

Simu Liu on eliminated ‘The Bachelorette’ contestant Ethan Kang: ‘Make this man the Bachelor!’

  • Simu Liu took to Instagram to campaign for “The Bachelorette” contestant Ethan Kang to be named the next “Bachelor” lead after he was sent home on Monday night’s episode.
  • “Make this man the Bachelor!!” Liu wrote on his Instagram story along with a shirtless photo of Kang.
  • Kang, a 27-year-old advertising executive from New York, was one of the 32 contestants on Season 19 of the reality show.
  • He has emerged as a fan favorite from the show, with many social media users echoing Liu’s support for him to become the next Bachelor.

Simu Liu campaigned for “The Bachelorette” contestant Ethan Kang to be the next “Bachelor.”

The actor took to Instagram to share his support for Kang after he did not receive a rose from Bachelorette Rachel Recchia on Monday night’s episode. Season 19 of the reality show follows single women Recchia and Gabby Windey as they choose their respective soulmates from 32 contestants. 

Simu Liu to guest star as Lisa’s ‘perfect future boyfriend’ on ‘The Simpsons’

  • Simu Liu will guest star in “The Simpsons” as the voice of Lisa Simpson’s "perfect future boyfriend,” in the Season 34 episode titled “When Nelson Met Lisa.”
  • Matt Selman, the series’ co-showrunner, teased fans on Liu’s appearance and what else lies ahead in the upcoming season, including two Halloween episodes and parodies of the popular anime series “Death Note” and Stephen King’s novel “It.”

The MCU’s first lead Asian superhero meets TV’s longest-running animated series with Simu Liu set to guest star in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”

The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor will be voicing Hubert Wong, Lisa Simpson’s “perfect future boyfriend,” in the Season 34 episode “When Nelson Met Lisa.” Liu will join recurring cast members Joe Mantegna, who voices the mob boss Fat Toy, and Melissa McCarthy as the kid rival of Homer Simpson. 

Simu Liu’s joke about ‘Batgirl’ cancellation lands him in hot water

  • Warner Bros. Discovery announced on Thursday that they would be scrapping the $90 million dollar “Batgirl” movie after months of being in post-production.
  • “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu tweeted a joke in response to the news, and some social media users have called him out for being insensitive.
  • The users pointed out that the parody seemeds to be mocking Warner Bros. Discovery for canceling the movie, while others saidy the tweet was insensitive to those in the film industry who worked hard on the project only to see it crumble.

Simu Liu is embroiled in controversy after tweeting a joke in response to Warner Bros.’ cancellation of the “Batgirl” movie.

Principal photography for “Batgirl” had already wrapped up in March when it was announced on Thursday that the production company would be scrapping the $90 million dollar project. The movie, which would have starred Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, was originally slated to be part of the lineup for HBO Max’s original DC Extended Universe films. 

Simu Liu gushes over meeting Brad Pitt: ‘the greatest moment of my life’

  • Simu Liu met Brad Pitt at the premiere for Pitt’s film “Bullet Train” on Monday.
  • Liu posted a tweet sharing a photo of them together and wrote, “I think that maybe this was the greatest moment of my life, yes definitely that's it right there sorry mom.”
  • The same photo posted to Instagram received some funny comments, including a question from comedian Chelsea Handler, who asked if the two were holding hands, to which Simu replied, “I’m cupping his cheek.”
  • Balancing out the Marvel superhero actor’s greatest moment was news earlier this week that he licked a maggot on his upcoming episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”

Simu Liu tweeted a photo of himself yesterday meeting Brad Pitt during the premiere for Pitt’s film “Bullet Train.”

In his tweet sharing the photo, Liu writes, “I think that maybe this was the greatest moment of my life, yes definitely that’s it right there sorry mom.” 

Simu Liu licks maggot and opens up about childhood in upcoming episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’

  • Simu Liu joined British adventurer Bear Grylls in the Canadian Rockies, where he opened up about his childhood while participating in wild survival tasks.
  • In an episode of the National Geographic reality survival series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” Liu plunges into a frozen lake and resuscitates a maggot with his tongue.
  • He also talks about growing up as an Asian American and feeling “invisible.”
  • The upcoming episode will air on Aug. 8 at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

In an upcoming episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” Simu Liu treks the snow-covered Canadian Rockies, where he participates in survival wilderness tasks and opens up about his childhood.

The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star joined British adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls on a two-day wilderness adventure through the Canadian Rockies. The two take on various tasks, from triggering an avalanche to clear a path to descending a 10,000-foot, snow-covered mountain. 

Simu Liu hypes up Destin Daniel Cretton on directing the new ‘Avengers’ movie

  • Simu Liu reacted Tuesday to the news of Destin Daniel Cretton being tapped to direct the upcoming “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” on Twitter.
  • “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and “Avengers: Secret Wars” were among the long lineup of upcoming Marvel films and TV shows announced at Comic-Con over the weekend.
  • Liu took to Twitter to reflect back on their shared experience prior to the success of “Shang-Chi.”

Simu Liu has shared his excitement for the news that director Destin Daniel Cretton is lined up to helm the next “Avengers” movie. 

On Tuesday, it was announced that the director would be spearheading “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” which is set for release on May 2, 2025. “The Kang Dynasty” is the first of two back-to-back “Avengers” films coming out that year, followed by “Secret Wars.” The two were among the long lineup of upcoming Marvel films and TV shows announced at Comic-Con over the weekend. 

Simu Liu details aggressive encounter with professional autograph seekers

  • Simu Liu spoke out on social media about a disturbing encounter with autograph seekers after a signing event for his newly released memoir.
  • The actor said he will report the incident to the police.
  • “If you come to my events and harass me or make me or my fans uncomfortable, there's no chance in hell I'm going to sign for you. Don't cross that line,” he wrote on Twitter.

Simu Liu has addressed a recent incident involving autograph seekers that left him “shook” while leaving a book signing event in Philadelphia.

The “Shang-Chi” star was at the Perelman Theater on June 7 to sign copies of his newly released memoir, “We Were Dreamers.”

Simu Liu and Jeremy Lin headline star-studded basketball game for a cause in Toronto

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  • Jeremy Lin and Simu Liu are headlining the second Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association Celebrity Classic, a celebrity basketball game that aims to raise funds for the organization's new community center and the Jeremy Lin Foundation.
  • Over 20 Asian American celebrities, athletes and personalities are set to take part in the special event, including Hasan Minhaj, Ronny Chieng, Steven Lim, Philip Wang and Leenda Dong.
  • The upcoming game, which Liu promises to be bigger and better than the first one, is set to take place at the 2,000-seater Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport inside the University of Toronto on July 9.
  • “This year, we’re celebrating Asian Americans and Canadians who have broken barriers and achieved success in Hollywood, pro sports, music, comedy, and food. We invite the city of Toronto to celebrate with us on July 9th!” Liu said in a statement.

Basketball star Jeremy Lin and actor Simu Liu are headlining a celebrity basketball game for charity in Toronto. 

Over 20 Asian American celebrities, athletes and personalities are set to take part in the special event to be held in cooperation with the Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA).