Tess Paras is an Asian-American actress who is tired of being cast as a white lady's nerdy or sexy sidekick. She also happens to have a little bit of musical talent kicking around. And, you know, since Royals is such a fun song to parody on account of the fact that it's got all kinds of lyrics, she and two of her…
ABC just ordered a pilot based on chef Eddie Huang's bestselling memoir Fresh Off the Boat about a Chinese immigrant family in 1990s Orlando, Florida. Nahnatcha Khan, who created Don't Trust the Bitch (say the whole word!) in Apartment 23, will executive produce!
I went to see Pitch Perfect last night and during the previews, while I should've been preparing my vocal chords to harmonize with Anna Camp, I was thrust out of my movie enjoyment by an upsetting trailer that had me looking around the theater like, "You all seeing the same thing I'm seeing because EXSQUEEZE ME WHAT?"
I'm a tall, half Asian woman. I'm a performing artist and a healer. I dance in nightclubs, as well as talk to people about their problems. I have tattoos. I dress in black and chrome a lot. I'm Buddhist. I speak Texan fluently. All of these could be qualifying or disqualifying factors depending on who you're talking…
Did you think the whole Tiger Mom controversy was over? Well, always-tasteful ABC show What Would You Do? digs it up and mercilessly flogs its corpse in this segment, in which an actress playing a mean Asian mom berates her daughter as shocked diner patrons look on.
Confession: I have no idea how to respond to Amy Chua's now infamous article, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," published to immediate and then sustained cries of disgust, trauma, ridicule, and debate on the blogosphere and the comment-o-sphere.