Daily Archives: December 4, 2009

YouTube guitarist Lim Jeong-hyun on ABC

Check out this cool update on YouTube sensation, guitarist Lim Jeong-hyun. This is the guy that strums the heavy metal version of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. His video remains one of YouTubes top videos with over 66 million views. See what he’s up to now.

YouTube guitarist Lim Jeong-hyun on ABC

Lim Jeong-hyun playing Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major

2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar

Looking for a holiday gift for the ladies? Check out the 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar.

At a time when Asian males continue to be either under-represented or stereotyped in the mainstream media, the 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar offers a rare look at a diverse group of Asian-American men who are fast becoming the newest “objects of affection” in American mainstream culture. The calendar features some of the most popular Asian Pacific American male actors and models showcasing their physical side. See the sexy side of Asian men from the likes of:

* “Mr. December” features Yul Kwon, the first Asian American SURVIVOR winner and People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2006); currently Deputy Chief of FCC Consumer Affairs

* Summer heats up with “Mr. August” a.k.a. Daniel Ichikawa, a Japanese American working actor from Costa Mesa who has appeared in Heroes, SWAT and The Last Samurai;

* “Mr. May” is Frank Chan, a decorated Chinese American war veteran who served two tours with the 82nd Airborne in Iraq and Afghanistan

“This project is important because it showcases and glamorizes Asian American males in a light that they are not often portrayed in; models in this calendar show the more masculine and intense face of the Asian American male,” said Darren Domingo (“Mr. March”).

The calendar’s creators say the reaction to the project has been extremely
positive, with orders coming from 25 states, D.C., and seven other countries
on four continents. “It was incredible to see such an enormous grassroots fan base build up during the production of the calendar,” said Jeff Sheng, the calendar’s internationally renowned photographer and one of its three creators, along with Nareth Chuon and Jason Peers. “People we didn’t even know quickly promoted us on their social networking sites and the buzz and excitement over the release really encouraged us and gave us confidence. This calendar is a great way to increase the visibility of Asian American men’s bodies in a society that disproportionally focuses on “white” beauty, or Asian American women.”

However, the 2010 APM Calendar goes beyond just skin deep. 100% of the production profits from the sale of the 2010 APM Calendar go to the Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, a non-profit community health center that provides low cost medicine to the working poor and uninsured in over ten languages.

Get your 2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar here.

2010 Asian Pacific Male Calendar (Behind the scenes)

Olivia Munn on Lopez Tonight

“Attack of the Show” host Olivia Munn stopped by Lopez Tonight with George Lopez, and showed a little dance submission video of her own – that included the “face I make when I’m having sex.” She also showed a picture of her step father’s “Mexican recliner,” and talked about her “Playboy” photo shoot. She’s very quick witted. We still love her appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

BTW – you can now pick up the Hey Olivia Magazine and pre-order her upcoming book Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.

Olivia Munn — Pole Dance Video

Olivia Munn’s Cell Phone Picture and Tiger Woods

Olivia Munn’s Playboy Shoot

The Last Airbender Casting explained in 60 seconds

The peeps over at racebending.com are doing great things. They just made a 60 second video about the casting for The Last Airbender. The video give a great snapshot of the situation. Also check out TheLast Airbender Movie Boycott and Casting White Actors In Asian Roles: 1957 to Today

The Last Airbender Casting explained in 60 seconds

Also check out their trailer for the documentary “Yellow Face”. It’s a film about Racebending.com from Actress Han Tang. The filmmaker is the first Chinese National to be accepted into the Juilliard School’s Drama Division. Since her graduation in 2008 she has followed the protest against ‘Yellow Face’ in Hollywood. She raises these questions: Is Whitewashing Racist? Why does ‘Yellow Face’ still exist in 2009? And this idea of what’s ‘Asian’ in America today, is it racist? And what is the societal impact on future generations?”

Transylmania with Paul H. Kim

Just saw a commercial for Transylmania. It’s billed as college kids vs vampires. One of the college kids is Wang, played by Paul H. Kim. His character is like a stoner Harold and Kumar type of character. (Check out the trailer below.) Here’s a profile for Wang:

Although I’m majoring in music appreciation, I still consider myself a scientist at heart. I love conducting experiments on the effects that ingesting different substances has on my brain. My experiments often make me really hungry, too, and I like to try new and unusual foods, which is a big reason I want to study abroad. Who knows what new substances and munchables I’ll find in Transylmania? I’ve even got some clever schemes for how to smuggle pack some of my “experiments” for the trip!

Here’s a synopsis for Transylmania:

A motley group of college students embarks on the wildest, sexiest, most outrageous semester abroad ever at Razvan University. Located deep in the heart of the “cursed land” of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan isn’t your typical institution of higher learning – and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start. It seems Castle Razvan was home to a band of vampires led by the feared Vampire King Radu during the dark ages.

Get tickets to see Transylmania here.

Transylmania Stoner trailer with Pete and Wang (NSFW)