“Big Bang Theory” Meets Bollywood: Kunal Nayyar Teaches Conan Bollywood Dance Moves

 

There are many reasons to love Big Bang Theory‘s Kunal Nayyar who plays Rajesh “Raj” Koothrappali. When we met Nayyar in the summer of 2013, we learned that he’s quite unlike his socially awkward character, Raj. In fact, he had us laughing the entire photo shoot.

Now in 2014, it appears he still has people on the floor laughing. Recently, the 33-year-old Indian British actor appeared on Conan to say that he would love the opportunity to be in a Bollywood film one day.

Of course, you can’t go on a show like Conan and expect not to show off some dance moves after a statement like that. Luckily, Nayyar was ready. He very enthusiastically instructed O’Brien and Andy Richter to get on their feet so he could teach them some popular Bollywood dance moves.

“It’s difficult to do by the way. It’s not easy to commit to singing and dancing. Commit to ‘Hey we’re having a conversation and now I’m singing to you. Now I’m in love with you and I’m swinging around a tree.’ It’s hard to do you know?” Nayyar jokes.

Check out the segment below.

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“Sorry to keep you waiting, boys” — Sanrio Launches Hello Kitty Men

 

For years, Sanrio has catered to the female audience. That’s not to say that their products couldn’t be used by and loved by men, but it’s definitely harder to find a Hello Kitty shirt in men’s sizes. Well, Sanrio is looking to change that.

In honor of Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, Sanrio launched the Hello Kitty Men Project to encourage men to love their mascot without shame and without stereotypes. The project launched a six-day “Hello Kitty Men” exhibition, which started on September 10th. The exhibit will feature a new shirt line designed by Nendo and graphic designers Mina Tabei and Atsushi Ishiguro. Most exciting of all, the event may have a visit from Yūko Shimizu, the original designer of Hello Kitty.

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Here’s the translation, courtesy of Dramafever:

Thanks for waiting, boys.
And hello to all boys!
I’m Kitty. Up until now, I’ve been loved by a lot of girls.
But it’s always been on my mind.
Not only girls, I want boys to be around me too.
So I’m just going to do it.
Hello Kitty Men Project, a Kitty for boys!
The first part is going to be a t-shirt exhibit, in collaboration with designers.
Cool, right?
I’m going to be coming up with new forms of Kitty.
So stay tuned.
Hello Kitty Men.

Project Start!

 

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Controversial Japanese Illustration Tries To Show What Type of Women Attract Sexual Assault

 

No matter what a woman wears, she is never “asking” for sexual assault. No matter what. So whenever someone tells me I shouldn’t dress a certain way lest I attract unwanted male attention, it’s enough to send me into a angry rage about why they’re wrong.

This is undoubtedly why the Japanese artist who goes by Twitter username @Nakashima273, faced a lot of criticism for his controversial illustration.  In the illustration, he shows 6 females of different height, age, and clothing choice. He then goes on to explain which types of women are more targeted for sexual assault and why. As you can expect, his piece was met with an explosion of angry comments.

However, the artist argued that he was simply showing facts. He points out that the illustration aimed to disprove the common belief that dressing provocatively was “asking for it.”

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Apparently, the picture above shows the easiest targets to the hardest targets from left to right. Surprisingly, those who dressed more modestly attracted more sexual assault. The artist references a blog which states:

Suspects in sex crime cases were asked why they chose that person [to attack]. Fewer than 5 percent said they targeted someone because they were wearing provocative clothing. In rape cases, the most common reason given was ‘they seemed like they wouldn’t report it to the police’ (45%). In indecent assault cases, the most common reason was ‘they seemed meek; I didn’t think they’d be able to stop me’ (48%).

Ayako Uchiyama, who led the research, said ‘It’s often thought that [women] who wear provocative clothing will be targets [for sex crimes], but that’s not the case.

 

Admittedly, we’ve definitely heard the saying that says the more provocatively one dresses, the more likely they attract unwanted male attention. In fact, an Indian politician was under quite a bit of heat for claiming that “rape occurs when women dress and act inappropriately.”

The artist has protested that the point of his illustration was to show that such a belief was incorrect. Does this make his purpose justified? Not quite. As one commenter points out, “Talking about people who attract chikan [sexual assault] easily is looking at it the wrong way. It’s like saying the victim is in the wrong.”

Tell us what you think!

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Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from “The Walking Dead”

 

The season premiere of The Walking Dead is only a month away, but for dedicated fans, this is still too long of a wait. If this Entertainment Weekly cover and interview wasn’t enough for you, we’re here to help. Today’s #TBT is in honor of upcoming season 5 premiere. We’re focusing on everyone’s favorite character of course. Read on to find out the Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from The Walking Dead.

 


1) He’s a proud Asian.

When we took a look at the statistics of people of color who actually win Emmy awards, the results were shocking. Needless to say, an Asian popping up on our television screen is rather rare. This is where The Walking Dead‘s Glenn breaks the mold. Not only is Glenn a popular Asian character, he has proudly pointed out that he’s Korean American. By simply distinguishing this fact, he has stepped away from the token Asian character.

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2) He’s the risktaker.  


Whether he’s risking his life to be zombie-bait..
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..offering to be the distraction so others can get away safely…
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..getting Plan B pills for Lorrie (because she couldn’t get them herself, right?)..
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Or covering himself up in bloop and guts.
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Glenn has continuously risked his life for the safety of his group.

 

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3) He’s loyal to the group.

Although the members of the group are clearly not his blood relatives, Glenn has taken on the mentality that they are. He takes care of them, protects them, and shows undying loyalty. [Spoiler] His anger towards the Governor for what he did to Maggie makes this clear. These are the people he loves and will do anything for.
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4) He gets the girl.

No, he is not  the sidekick who’s there purely for humorous reasons. He’s one of the few characters who actually provide love and romance amidst the horrifying setting.

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5) In the middle of death, blood, and human’s being eaten, he bring us THIS.
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Be sure to check out the Season 5 trailer below:

 

 

Unbelievable Handcrafted “Frozen” Dresses Just In Time For Halloween

 

A few weeks ago, we showed you some kickass cosplay of Disney princesses in armor including Frozen‘s popular siblings, Anna and Elsa. As cool as those outfits were, we were a little sad that we didn’t get to see the intricate details of Elsa and Anna’s actual dresses from the animated film. Luckily for us, we found a pair of women who wanted the see the dresses come to life as well.

Using the shared Twitter handle yuuchiharu, Yuu and Chiharu have been able to show off their beautiful handcrafted Frozen costumes. In fact, the girls spent an entire year perfecting the Anna and Elsa dresses.

What could possibly be the motivation for all this time, effort and hard work? Halloween, of course! And this isn’t for just any Halloween celebration. The description on the Twitter account says, “This is the account of two women who spend all year thinking about and working hard on costumes for Tokyo Disneyland’s Halloween Parade.”

And what a year it must have been! The girls took their time selecting the perfect fabric for each piece of the costume and even had to purchase a special machine for the embroidery. They studied the film and multiple illustration books to make sure they got each detail correct and they even researched traditional Norwegian clothing to add some authenticity to the dresses.

As it turns out, the pair has been creating costumes for Tokyo Disneyland’s Halloween Parade for years. In fact, one of the girls, Yuu, studied clothing design and works in a dress shop.

For anyone who makes their own Halloween costumes and cosplay outfits, check out the impressive work of Yuu and Chiharu below.

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All photos courtesy of rocketnews24. 

Steven Yeun’s “The Walking Dead” Cover for Entertainment Weekly (Plus A Heartwarming Interview)

 

Calling all Walking Dead fans! I’m sure you’re at the edge of your seat waiting for the new season to begin. Unfortunately, we can’t make the new episodes come any faster, but we can bring you this cover of Entertainment Weekly featuring your favorite gun-shooting couple from The Walking Dead, Glenn and Maggie.

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Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan took a break from their photo shoot to speak to Entertainment Weekly and answer a very important question. [SPOILER ALERT] Their characters spent most of the previous season apart while desperately trying to find one another. But love prevails and the two are eventually reunited!

… Only to be captured and put in danger.

So EW had to ask. Would Glenn and Maggie prefer being apart, but safe or together, but in danger? The two actors quickly decided that Glenn and Maggie would prefer to be together despite whatever danger may come.

“I think the preference is to be together regardless of whether the circumstances are difficult,” Yeun said. “At the least, you’re with the person that matters the most to you in this world. At this point, what the world has become, that is your world. Your world is who your with. The world is the people that you love. If it’s not with them, the what’s the point of continuing on?”

Check out both their heartwarming responses here.

 

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Futuristic Chopsticks Can Detect Spoiled Food & Will Even Count Calories For You

 

Remember the good ol’ days when chopsticks were just used as utensils? Okay fine, we may still be in the “ol’ days” right now, but if the Chinese company Baidu succeeds, we may be kissing the reign of plain chopsticks goodbye.

Last week at an annual tech conference in Beijing, CEO Robin Li revealed that Baidu has been working to incorporate technology into our beloved utensils. To everyone’s amazement, he announced that these chopsticks of the future can detect the nutritional makeup of the food it touches. Apparently, this means the chopsticks can count calories, determine salt content and provide you with all sorts of information that you would want to know about your food before consuming it. 

Many seem to be intrigued by the chopsticks’ ability to determine whether food has gone bad. The chopsticks can also be used as a thermometer to ensure that you are frying and cooking at the correct temperature.

So how can a pair of sticks tell us so much? Apparently the high-tech chopsticks will connect with an app that will give you all the information that the chopsticks detect.

By now, many of you are probably itching to get a pair of these. No more food poisoning for you! But unfortunately, these are nicknamed the chopsticks of the future for a reason. Apparently the chopsticks are still at the very early stage of development and all information regarding the price or release date of this product has yet to be announced.

Until then, check out this cool promo video.

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Adorable Chinese Boy Does The Best Michael Jackson Impression EVER

 

We’ve found the perfect person to help make your Friday even better! Pan Cheng Hao the tiny toddler who made his debut appearance on China’s Got Talent will certainly put a smile on your face.

The panel of judges didn’t quite know what to make of Pan Cheng Hao when he ran up on stage. He begins by very seriously teliing them that he joined China’s Got Talent to train himself and his body. Of course, later he clears things up and admits that he took part in the show to try and get the other kids to play with him again (Awww). 

The second the music begins, Pan Cheng Hao snaps into attention. He nails everything from the moonwalk to MJ’s hip thrusting and even does an impressive amount of facials. This adorable and impressive dance pushes the crowd to their feet and Pan Cheng Hao walks away with a giant “yes” from the judges.

But not before striking a few more poses, of course.