Although she’s Korean, Margaret Cho tells Craig Ferguson that she found out she’s really Chinese. Going through DNA testing, she was thrown for a loop when the tests came back that she’s Chinese. Find out how she reacted.
Last night, singer Bruno Mars was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He blew away the audience with his song “When I Was Your Man” off his Unorthodox Jukebox album. Mars took the stage singing the heartbreaking single with minimal background music support. You can get the album on or amazon.
Thursdays are about to get nerd-tastic. TBS will be airing its new unscripted competition series “King of the Nerds” on Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Jan. 17. Hosted by actors Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds), King of the Nerds is the ultimate nerd-off. The series will follow 11 fierce competitors from across the nerd spectrum as they set out to win $100,000 and be crowned the greatest nerd of them all. The competitors spanning the full nerd spectrum to come together to face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. The nerds will first compete as teams before moving on to individual challenges. Throughout the season, the nerds will live together in “Nerdvana” and face challenges like a giant game of chess, a debate, live gaming and a dance-off. One competitor will be eliminated each week, leading to the ultimate champion being crowned. Guest judges will be on hand to determine the winners of such team challenges as a super hero debate, a cosplay competition and nerd anthem contest. The prominent guest judges include George Takei from Star Trek along with costume designer and international model and cosplay entertainer Yaya Han. One competitor to keep an eye on is Asian Canadian female game Celeste. Her’s more about her:
Celeste “BiiTTERSWEET” Anderson, 22, – Orillia, Ontario – Professional gamer who specializes in first-person shooters like Halo and speedcuber (solving a Rubik’s cube in about 25 seconds), and whose favorite animal is the cougar. She’s an avid gamer who has a collection of over 200 games and three gaming tattoos to boot.
1. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or Battlestar Gallactica: N/A
2. World of Warcraft or Call of Duty: Call of Duty
3. Math or Science: Well, being a Computer Science student at The University of Waterloo: Faculty of Mathematics… Math AND Science!
4. Edison or Tesla: Tesla. Tesla. Tesla.
5. Asteroids or Ms. PacMan: Ms. PacMan, nom nom nom
6. Favorite Superhero: Batman
7. Favorite VideoGame: Legend of Zelda OoT, Pokemon Yellow, Assassin’s Creed Series, Hotel Dusk: Room 215? I can’t choose.
8. Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory
9. Favorite Movie: The Fifth Element
10. Favorite Musician or Band: I say, just play 8-bit music all day.
11. If you have a pet (what they are and what their name is): I have a lot of video game and anime plush toys that I’d like to consider as pets, but no I don’t have one. If I did, it would be a white fluffy dog named Pegasus!
12. The one celebrity/icon (past/present) you would have wanted on your team on the show: The supreme being herself, Leeloo.
13. Aliens – Exist or Myth: Well, I’m a firm believer that there is definitely life out there.
14. Favorite Game Show: Other than King of the Nerds? The only time I’ll turn on the television is to watch my favorite game show: Big Brother.
In the documentary “The Education of Michelle Rhee“, FRONTLINE examines the legacy of one of America’s most admired & reviled school reformers. FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Michelle Rhee (former chancellor of the Washington, DC public schools) during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. As Rhee returns to the national stage, FRONTLINE examines her legacy in Washington, DC, including her battles with the teachers’ union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District. The debate over how to improve K-12 public education in America has long been highly charged and contentious, but in recent years, it’s taken on a polarizing either or mentality. While Rhee made national headlines from the start of her appointment, most notably as a young Korean American without prior experience running a school, she received even more attention over her policies on teacher evaluations and accountability. Under a new evaluation system that tied teacher performance to student test scores, Rhee fired 241 teachers in July of 2010, a move that teacher unions called too harsh while supporters agreed it was the right course. The conflict worsened when enormous gains in student achievement raised questions about cheating.
Nerdcore rapper Adam Warrock released his first free EP “Planet Express” about FUTURAMA! Feel the funk of the 6 track EP from the Planet Express Crew to Zapp Brannigan’s sultry love tactics. Even Bender has his own track. Here’s more from Adam Warrock about his new EP:
I’ve been a fan of Futurama for, well, most of my adult life. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve watched the original four seasons (commentaries included), and how overjoyed I was when it got brought back by Comedy Central. Look, I love The Simpsons (anyone who’s around my age has to, it’s law), but I’ve always been one of those obnoxious people who say that Futurama is both funnier and more emotionally rewarding on a more consistent basis. At least, that’s my personal opinion. And if you don’t agree? Then bite my shiny metal ass.
Here’s the complete track listing:
1. The Future (Of Delivery)
2. Brannigan’s Law
3. A Song by Holophoner
4. Roswell That Ends Well
5. Do the Bender
6. Futurama Theme (Remix)
There were many unexpected surprises in 2012 for Asians and Asian Americans in entertainment. We saw both tears of sadness and joy. Our hearts were broken in early 2012 with the story of Janet Liang as well as school yard bullying caught on tape. We witnessed global phenomenons from Jeremy Lin and PSY along with the long-awaited and often-feared K-Town Reality Show. Thanks to all the fans, followers, supporters, the people we interviewed and the people behind the scenes of channelAPA.com. Here’s a recap of the top videos for 2012 on our site.
In June 2012, she found a match and by September, she got her bone marrow transplant. A week later, Janet Liang passed away. We’re saddened by the lose, but she opened our eyes to the importance of Asian American bone marrow registration. In mid-September 2012 along with other Asian American site, we launched a bone marrow donor cyberdrive.
3. K-Town Reality Show
Two years since, channelAPA.com broke the story about revealing the cast of the K-Town Reality Show. The long awaited show made it’s debut online with a slight change in casting with not one, but two seasons. K-Town Reality Show Season 1 revolved around Joe and the crew helping him promote a big club event, while Season 2 focuses on the cast helping to plan Young’s wedding. K-Town Reality Show started at 10 minutes an episode in Season 1 and doubled to about 20 minutes an episode in Season 2. If you haven’t seen the series yet, you’re missing out on lots of drama, drinking, and more drama. Drinking begats more drama. Get to know Violet Kim, Scarlet Chan, Jasmine Chang, Young Lee, Steve Kim, Joe Cha, and Jowe Kyu.
6. Wedding : Impossible with Gail Kim x Robert Irvine
WWE Diva Gail Kim married chef Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible) over the summer. The Food Network Special Wedding :Impossible showed the highlights of their Napa Valley wedding with Irvine leading the charge and his chef friends contributing special dishes. Lots of wonderful dishes and surprises for everyone.
7. Seoul Sausage wins the Great Food Truck Race Season 3 Seoul Sausage entered Season 3 of the Great Food Truck race to win their dream truck and cook full time. The first-generation trio of Korean Americans Yong, Chris and Ted sold their signature Korean-style sausages along with other Korean inspired dishes at each leg of their journey. They made their way from the west coast to the east coast to eventually take the win on The Great Food Truck Race Season 3. Seoul Sausage has won the keys to their dream food truck and $50,000 to start their business.
8. I’m Not Perfect by Cheesa x Charice
Singer Cheesa x Charice collaborated on the single “I’m Not Perfect“. Cheesa appeared on “The Voice” Season 2 with Team Cee Lo and is part of the group A2C, while Charice needs no introduction. The two powerhouse singer combine for a special duet to inspire those who have been underestimated and bullied.
10. Sullivan and Sons
Comedian Steve Byrne brought his sitcom Sullivan and Son to TBS. Much like his own HAPA background, he created a show with a very diverse ethnic mix. His character buys a neighborhood bar from his Irish-American father, Jack Sullivan (Dan Lauria – The Wonder Years), and Korean mother, Ok Cha (Jodi Long – Beginners). Meanwhile, he has an ongoing sibling rivalry with his younger sister Susan (Vivian Bang). What can possibly go wrong running a family business? The show has been renewed for a second season, so look for more Sullivan & Son in 2013.
Some of these moments were captured in YouTube Rewind Style
Each year since we’ve started channelAPA.com, we’ve seen bigger and bigger accomplishments from our community. We expect more unforgettable moments in 2013. We leave you with the DJ Earworm Mashup “United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)” featuring Bruno Mars, PSY, and more