Fall to me is TV season.
Sure, I like the leaves changing colors and the fresh feeling of returning to school/work/normalcy and all but what I REALLY like is being able to snuggle up to Hulu (can you even do that?) in the coziness of the evening.
Audrey Magazine already highlighted Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz in our Fall issue but this TV season seems promising, with plenty of Asian American actors making waves across the tube.
Some show developments that have caught my eye.
-Tamlin Tomita plays Harry Shum, Jr.‘s mom on Glee!
-Nicole Sherzinger tearing up contestants on The X Factor (but in actuality, she seems like a sweetheart so maybe not.)
-Mindy Kaling got promoted to executive producer on The Office! She’s always been hugely praised for her storytelling skills on the show so excited to see what fresh eye she can bring to the sitcom while wearing the bigger hat.
-Rex Lee‘s unforgettable role on The Entourage may be ending but he’s found another one on Suburgatory.
-Charlyne Yi drops the funny and picks up a stethoscope playing a doctor on House.
-Reggie Lee in Grimm.
- Joy Osmanski brings the adorable to animated series Allen Gregory.
- Matthew Moy‘s obviously fake Asian accent on 2 Broke Girls is a bit jarring but in a series where stereotypes are not what they seem to be, I’m hopeful his character will also break out of the racial shell.
-Kal Penn charms Colbie Smulders in How I Met Your Mother! SO EXCITED FOR THIS.
-Lucy Liu in Southland. Lucy Liu in anything, I’ll pretty much watch. Except for those Tinker Bell movies.
What are you looking forward to watching on TV this Fall?
We’ve talked about the incredible cast in the upcoming film, White Frog.
BD Wong, Joan Chen, Harry Shum, Jr., BooBoo Stewart...talk about star power!
Here’s the trailer for the film.
White Frog follows an Asian American family dealing with the death of Chaz Young (Shum), a brother, son and friend. The story centers around young Nick (Stewart) who also has Asberger’s.
What are your thoughts on the trailer?
You’ve heard us raving and raving about the fabulous Audrey’s Night Out goody bag our VIP guests received this year.
Now, one lucky reader can enter to win that goody bag!
I have to admit, as much as I love sitcoms and scripted television shows, I cannot really bring myself to spend 3 hours watching an awards show. I’ve done it in the past, don’t get me wrong, but it is definitely not a regular pastime.
However, I do love checking out the red carpet fashions and this year’s ladies seemed extra-impeccably-dressed. Could good taste finally be coming back in for Hollywood? Let’s take a look at some of the fashionable Asians strutting their stuff.
True Blood’s Janina Gavankar added extra flair with a pink fluffed mini and Stephen Webster jewels at the HBO Official Emmy After Party. Continue Reading »
For those of you who missed last week’s Audrey’s Fashion Night Out 2011, click here to see the official photos from the event!
As you all probably heard, this year’s Audrey’s Night Out took place at Exchange LA in downtown Los Angeles and featured celebrity guests, a hosted bar, and live performances by Kaba Modern and Blush. New this year was a marketplace area featuring “pop-up shops” featuring Shocking Goat, Neoclassics, MYVL, Anh Volcek, Onanong Swimwear, My Ninja!, and the two charity partners Viva La Art and Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M). Featured designers on the runway were Anh Volcek, Eryn Brinie, Dalia MacPhee, Truth and Pride, Onanong Swimwear, SAJA and Blue Tassel. Much thanks to the following sponsors that helped make it all possible: Ketel One Vodka, Toyota, Wi Spa, Myx TV, Miss Me Jeans, MM Couture, Kabuki Restaurants, Jellypop and hair/makeup sponsor Diana Lomelin. Be sure to click the link HERE to see all the great photos from the event.
Can’t get enough of Jenna Ushkowitz‘s Fall cover shoot?
Feast your eyes on some more select Jenna outtakes!
How Gleelightful (I will never get sick of puns) does Jenna Ushkowitz look on the new cover of Audrey Magazine? Find inside, some exclusive pics and choice quotes!
The models for Audrey’s Night Out have been cast!
Get an exclusive glimpse of the casting process (as well as a look at the swanky Exchange LA venue, where we’ll be holding Audrey’s Night Out) below:
Audrey Magazine‘s Fall Issue feature story, “Picking Up the Pieces,” looks at how the economic recession has affected the lives of Asian Americans. And in light of President Obama’s recent jobs speech to a joint session of Congress, U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), released the following statement in response.
In spite of the dangerous myth that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have been largely untouched by this recession, our community has been devastated by long term unemployment, high rates of foreclosures and downward mobility. Many who have spent decades working to attain the American dream are now falling out of the middle-class or struggling to make ends meet.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community experienced the fastest percentage growth of any racial group over the last 10 years. Since the recession began, AAPIs have experienced a 54 percent drop in median household income and the largest decline in home ownership of any racial group. As a whole, AAPIs also remain unemployed for longer periods of time than any other group. Certain AAPI communities, such as American Samoans, also have unemployment rates that are nearly twice the national average.
The President’s plan is a step forward for our community and our country. By extending unemployment benefits and investing in job creation, we can help AAPI workers suffering from disproportionately long periods of unemployment. The President’s proposal for tax relief on small businesses will also benefit the 1.5 million AAPI owned businesses that employ over 2.8 million people. As elected leaders in Congress, we need to come together and pass a meaningful jobs package that puts Americans back to work and invests in our current and future needs.
To check out our Fall issue, purchase here.
I’m Chinese so there’s no denying it …
I love getting goody bags when I attend events.
And let’s face it, a good goody bag is hard to receive. A lot of times, they’re just stuffed with advertisements, half-broken frisbees, and lip glosses in shades I would only wear during Halloween.