Tag Archive | "Michelle Yeoh"

A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?

A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/23Comments (4)

A-POP: And the Asian F goes to …

A-POP: And the Asian F goes to …

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Last month started off with a bang as the media shined a light on those who have wronged the Asian community. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21Comments (0)

Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh over Suu Kyi movie

Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh over Suu Kyi movie

Michelle Yeoh (left) and Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The military-backed government of Myanmar has deported Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who stars as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming movie, officials said last Tuesday.

The Malaysian actress arrived in the country’s main city, Yangon, on June 22 and was deported the same day because she was on a blacklist, a government official said. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 30 No 27 | 7/2-7/8Comments (0)

Tragic end for Korean anchor — A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

Tragic end for Korean anchor — A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Korean American comedian dominates throughout May

May was a big month for Korean American comedian Ken Jeong.

Jeong, who currently plays the egotistical Ben Chang on the ABC sitcom “Community,” recently hosted the 2011 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) in Las Vegas, an awards show honoring musicians across all genres who have racked in the most in sales, downloads, and airplay, according to data compiled from Billboard magazine and Nielsen ratings.   Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/17Comments (0)

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