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When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars on Jimmy Kimmel : January 2013

When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars on Jimmy Kimmel : January 2013

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 Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars or amazon.

Listen to more Bruno Mars: Locked Out of Heaven, Mirror, It Will Rain, Lighters, Grenade, The Lazy Song, Just the Way You Are, and Liquor Store Blues.

When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars on Jimmy Kimmel

Celeste Anderson on King of the Nerds

Celeste Anderson on King of the Nerds

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.

Contestant Questionnaire:

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.

Celeste Anderson on King of the Nerds

More about Celeste “BiiTTERSWEET” Anderson

The Education of Michelle Rhee on PBS

The Education of Michelle Rhee on PBS

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.

The Education of Michelle Rhee on PBS

Planet Express EP by Adam Warrock

Planet Express EP by Adam Warrock

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)

You can download the full EP FREE here.

Listen to more Adam WarRock: City Beautiful, Maybe (I Can Call You), Ghostal EP, Parks+Rec EP, Browncoats mixtape, and 616

Planet Express EP by Adam Warrock

Top videos for 2012 on

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 Here’s a recap of the top videos for 2012 on our site.

Finding a Perfect Match for Janet Liang : Her Personal Plea
1. Finding a Perfect Match for Janet Liang : Her Personal Plea
Easily the most heartbreaking video of 2012 was Janet Liang’s personal plea to find a bone marrow donor match in her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The Asian American community came out to support her cause (White Frog cast PSA from Janet Liang and Asian Americans Helping Janet Liang). even had a chance to meet her in person at a YTF concert in the San Francisco Bay Area. The views skyrocketed on our site when Jeremy Lin retweeted out post at the height of Linsanity.


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.

2. Linsanity
In his rookie season, Jeremy Lin didn’t get too much play time with the Golden State Warriors and was send to the D-League several times. December 2011 was probably the worst time for him after being waived by the Golden State Warriors, then picked up and waived by the Houston Rockets, the picked up by the New York Knicks. In February 2012, we witnessed what became known as Linsanity as Jeremy Lin played against the New Jersey Nets. Some of his better known highlights during his run include the spin move against Los Angeles Lakers’ Derek Fisher and the game winning 3 pointer against Toronto. Needless to say Linsanity caused a major spike on Listen to Jeremy Lin’s testimony about Linsanity for his first had account of that magical run.

From Linsanity, we saw companies like Nike embrace an Asian athlete with their commercial about Meng Ling : Rookie of the Year in 2030. Also look for Linsanity the movie to hit the screen in 2013.

K-Town Reality Show
3. K-Town Reality Show
Two years since, 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.

Helpless Asian Teen Attacked and Jumped By 7 Others Behind School
4. Bullying
On MLK weekend, a viral video surfaced with a Helpless Asian Teen Attacked and Jumped By 7 Others Behind a School out in Chicago. Not only was giant spotlight put on race, but also on bullying. Whether it was revenge or unprovoked, there is no reason fists should be thrown. Check out these campaigns against bullying : TEASE (To Encourage A Safe Environment) : Lil Crazed Bullying Prevention Campaign and Wonder Woman by Elise Estrada

Dirty Bass by Far East Movement
5. Far East Movement
Not only did Far East Movement promote their Dirty Bass album in full swing, but the guys also made the theme song for the cartoon Monsuno. They dropped more tracks and music videos than ever in 2012 with singles including Jello, Live My Life (Party Rock Remix), Candy, Live My Life, Dirty Bass, Turn Up the Love, Change Your Life, Little Bird, For All, Lovetron, Get Up (Rattle), and Christmas in Downtown LA. They’ve been traveling the world spreading the word on the Dirty Bass Movement. What’s next for them in 2013?

Wedding Impossible with Gail Kim x Robert Irvine
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.

Seoul Sausage wins The Great Food Truck Race Season 3
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.

I'm Not Perfect by Cheesa x Charice
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.

Gangnam Style by PSY
9. Gangnam Style by PSY and the spoofs
PSY seemingly came out of nowhere this year. His music video with unforgettable characters, odd locations, and invisible horse dancing took the world by storm. Gangnam Style became the most viewed YouTube video of all time and was the first video to break the 1 billion view mark on YouTube. His music spawn numerous parodies and spoofs ( Canton Style, Lo Pan Style, Gangnam Style by Just Kidding Films, Byuntae Style by David So, K-Town style, and Opo Pinoy Style) and opened many doors with American artists like Madonna and MC Hammer. Never did we think we would hear Kpop music on the American airwaves and around the world. Look for new music from PSY in the coming year.

Sullivan and Sons
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, 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