SECRET IDENTITIES gets a West Coast introduction on Saturday, May 30! The entire SI editor staff of Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow, and Jerry Ma will fly out to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles to present and autograph SECRET IDENTITIES. A number of the creative contributors to the book are also planning on attending the event! To cap it all off, there will be a reception after the SI presentation. More »
Asian American filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park will host an advance screening of their latest feature film project 9500LIBERTY this Thursday, May 21. Acclaimed author John Grisham (THE PELICAN BRIEF, A TIME TO KILL, THE CLIENT, THE FIRM, THE RAINMAKER) will be Master of Ceremonies for the event. More »
In one of Son Dam Bi’s interviews, she shares a more intimate side and tell all secrets of what it was like living at home. According to a certain blogger’s taste on Ningin, he thinks that a toned body like SDB goes a long way over the soft curvy types and she has become most certainly an object of attention to her male audience. Thanks to Sondambifan’s translation skills; the line that stands out most in the translated article is: More »
Since AVA is back with a new stage name (formerly Lee Jung Hyun, Hyonnie) people have been highly anticipating her new MV; Crazy. The mv is supported with a lot of different themes that people like such as leather, water, dark (Rainism, Disturbia type feel) and contrasting with bright beauty scenes. The theme itself and costume direction is awesome. The song sounds like a hit. And of course, Ava looks hot. More »
The SHINee Romeo roses handed out last week haven’t even wilted yet and the netizens (people like you and me) have already pointed out the Juliette’s flaws. Not only does it sound like “Love Like Oxygen” part 2, but it also bears an uncanny resemblance to High School Musical star Corbin Bleu’s “Deal With It.” Are we surprised? Not really, given that Juliette producer Remee composed all three songs. More »
For you people who requested BoA in the North Cali area, you’re in luck! BoA is coming to San Francisco, June 28, 2009.The SF Pride festival is quite a huge event, as many people would come to see their favorite artists whether gay or straight. This is a great place to be, since other large pop stars such as Lady Gaga are typically scheduled to perform there. More »
Ningin Blogger DavidHou wrote earlier today about NY1 not including BoA in their snap poll of which Asian artists will be the first Asian pop star. Offhand, I can see why this would be a slight against BoA. However, in speaking with a senior SM official today, the truth is that SM asked that BoA not be included. So it’s nothing malicious or intentional on NY1’s part. (Danny, you don’t have to block them anymore!) More »
Is anyone wondering why the British magazine Arena is doing so many photo spreads of Asian artists? Well it’s good that Kim Hye Soo oozes sex appeal because Asian women aren’t objectified enough.
I’ll admit that as a grown woman, I don’t cry much. Ever. Except for when Charice Pempengco performed her latest single, “Note to God,” on Monday’s Oprah show. I shed tears not to mourn the loss of teenage songstress dreams past, but because Charice just gets to you that way. Apparently, she gets to Oprah that same way as her performance caused Oprah’s waterworks to start running. However, could you expect anything else from a talented16 year old who rose from poverty to potentially rival the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion? More »
I’m not bitter about not receiving roses or sexual favors from boys 5 years younger than me. Wait, did I just say that? I meant, I’m not hating on SHINee for not personally delivering me a rose. Their Romeo single leaked, and I gave it a listen. Initially, with the title I was fearing that it’d be yet another Korean ballad that I’d classify as “DO NOT WANT” — I’m no fan of Korean ballads. Sorry guys. Fortunately for me, Romeo is rather upbeat. Unfortunately for me, it sounds like part 2 of their “Love Like Oxygen” song. While we do need oxygen, too much of it is not a good idea. And that is fact. Check it out guys: More »
This past Saturday I was able to experience the awesomeness that is known as Epik High. I Waited hours in line, with my feet aching and feeling very tired and sleepy. But when Epik High showed up on their bus around 5, the crowd got excited and so did I. This concert was my first concert and probably one of the best I’ll ever attend. More »
The House of Blues was a sold out event. A sea of Asians lined up outside the venue for what was expected to be one rocking good time on Saturday night. And surely it was. It was my first time doing the whole press access sha-bang, so I didn’t know what to expect, what I’ll do is I’ll give you a concert experience from a fresh, new, perspective. On the get go, I didn’t have to wait in any lines and I was free to roam around anywhere before the show started. Checking in with my ID was really the only gripe , and required further authentication from the Admin here, but I suppose due to the name of the venue its fair. More »
Everyone should know by now that Daniel Henney is doing a new CBS pilot called Three Rivers. Apparently, it wasn’t official until today. Dramabeans has the full story.
Everyone knows that most Indian movie equals song and dance with some melodramatic crying thrown in between. Well, I am proud to say that once every few years someone has the balls to make a movie that does not rely on song, dance and elaborate badly choreographed fight sequences to make a entertaining piece of cinema. Two ex software engineers who made a movie called flavors a few years ago to accolades from festivals and the public alike finally decided to take the plunge into Bollywood to make their next film after 4 years of hitting the pavement and using up all their savings they finally got financing to make their next film called 99. More »
Twice now I’ve seen a last minute Saturday night push by someone to make it into the top 3. This time it’s ryu00 that knocked out Choochi. (The first was on 5/3.) Perhaps Choochi was being nice and let ryu00 win since she already won last week? The margin between 3rd and 4th is less than 10 points, so all Choochi had to do was comment a few times on Saturday… More »
I guess it’s only fair that since I featured Jaebeom abs a few days ago, I should feature Taeyang abs as well. They’re both good, hard to decide right ladies??