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Wired: It’s Time For ‘Silicon Valley’ to Disrupt Its Toxic Asian Stereotypes

Note: this discusses a little bit of the current season – so possible spoilers if you haven’t been watching. When I saw this headline on Facebook, I wondered why no one had written about this yet. I’m a fan of … Continue reading

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From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Panel on Race, Comedy and Prime Time TV

KPCC, Southern California’s public radio station, recently hosted this panel on Race, Comedy, and Prime Time TV.  The guest panelists were: Melvin Mar (@ChineseGuy88), executive producer of “Fresh Off the Boat” Joz Wang (@JozJozJoz), editor of 8 Asians and founder of V3, … Continue reading

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Emily Chang to Join ‘Vampire Diaries’ for Season 6

From The Hollywood Reporter: The Vampire Diaries is adding a new character who may not be who she seems. On the heels of Eureka star Colin Ferguson joining the sixth season, The CW drama will be introducing the recurring character … Continue reading

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Irene Choi Cast As Asian Annie on Community

In Community (Season 3 premieres Sept. 22 on NBC), Alison Brie plays Annie, an less creepy Tracy Flick-like character who excels at everything. So what do you do to dethrone such an overachieving character? You cast an Asian American actress. … Continue reading

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Peter Shinkoda in Falling Skies

Falling Skies, which premiered on June 19th, is a science fiction drama about human beings are fighting to survive on Earth in a pretty classical alien invasion story, but what really caught my attention was the fact that they had … Continue reading

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Nicole Scherzinger Plays With Her Beaver on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

On this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, Nicole Scherzinger “loosened up her buttons” as Jessica Glitter, Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) ex-BFF from her days as Robin Sparkles, her Canadian pop star alter-ego of the ’80s. Drenched in hyper-overstyled, … Continue reading

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What Asian-American Kids Watch on TV: Phineas and Ferb

One of my sons’ favorite shows is a Disney Channel cartoon called Phineas and Ferb.  It’s about two stepbrothers who have adventures while looking for things to do on a summer day.   Phineas and Ferb are excellent engineers and builders … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Michelle Wie in McDonald’s Ad

I was channel surfing the other night when I came across a Chinese version of this McDonald’s commercial on the Bay Area’s local Chinese channel KTSF. I had wondered why a Korean American would be in a Chinese language commercial, … Continue reading

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Nikita Star Maggie Q a Crowd-Pleaser at CW Upfront

Yesterday, I attended the CW network upfront, which is a major annual event where the TV networks reveal their fall schedules. The CW was the last of the Big 5 networks to present and as you have probably heard by now, … Continue reading

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An 8Asians Interview with Glee’s Harry Shum Jr

Before Harry Shum Jr. was poppin’ and lockin’ on the pop culture phenomenon known as Glee, he was — well — dancing. Before his stint as Mike Chang on the show, he appeared in iPod commercials as well as dance-centric … Continue reading

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John Cho Talks FlashForward & Star Trek 2

I don’t care what you say. Life is supremely unfair when the one week I’m out of the office, John Cho comes in for a special visit on Attack of the Show. I don’t know if this is the universe’s … Continue reading

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Star in an Asian American Jersey Shore

I am one of the millions of Americans who has seen each and every sorry episode of Jersey Shore. I was horrified at some of the antics of Snooki, The Situation and friends, yet I couldn’t tear my eyeballs away. … Continue reading

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