Linsanity: Coming to a Theatre Near You

Although many of us may have gone linsane back in 2012 when third-string guard, end of the bench player, Jeremy Lin became a new sensation, many fans and even sports professionals did not know much about him. Director Evan Jackson Leong and his crew began documenting Lin’s journey in basketball way before all the hype of Linsanity pushed him to stardom. This film follows his high school days where he led his team to a state championship, but was not recruited by any college scouts, to his time at Harvard, and finally to his NBA career with the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, and now the Houston Rockets.

jlin copyThe movie allows the audience to get to know Lin on a more personal level. From the interviews to home-video footage of his childhood, we get to see Lin’s core values of faith and family and how they have shaped his personality and career. The film was released late January to various film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW. Hong Kong International, Asian American International, and CAAMFest. Ketchup Entertainment has acquired the rights to the documentary and it is now scheduled to premiere in over a dozen major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and San Francisco on October 4.

LINSANITY LARGE SCREENER POSTERThis isn’t just a sports documentary, it’s a story of how one hard working humble man not only battled it out on the court, but also battled inherent and overt racism as an Asian-American player. Leong’s work and Lin’s story definitely makes for a captivating film for both sports and non-sports fans.

Arden Cho Joins MTV’s “Teen Wolf” Cast

Although the drama in Teen Wolf’s Season 3A is still unfolding, we’ve got news on the latest member to join the cast for Season 3B, Arden Cho! Just two weeks ago, during Teen Wolf’s panel at Comic-Con, executive producer Jeff Davis announced that the next season would have “a heavy Asian influence,” which would include mythology like the kitsune. The Kitsune is able to shapeshift between a fox and a human, which could potentially be a huge threat to the main characters of the show. Cho will be playing Kira, a new student at Beacon Hills High who is of Korean and Japanese descent that will bring a new and unique history to the show. Although we may not know to much about her and if she’ll be a new villain or ally, she definitely may be the kitsune to watch out for.

Cho has made appearances in Pretty Little LiarsCSI: NY, and the YouTube feature Agents of Secret Stuff presented by Wong Fu Productions and Nigahiga. Not only is she an actor, but also a singer who showcases her talent on YouTube. Personally, I’m dreading the day the first half of season 3 comes to an end, but am excited to hear that the second half will return on January 6, 2014. Catch Teen Wolf every Monday at 10PM on MTV. twTeen Wolf Cast: Charlie Carver, Holland Roden, Daniel Sharman, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Max Carver, Tyler Posey, and Tyler Hoechlin.

THE DAILY SHAG | BEN MAO

Meet Milan’s new face, Ben Mao. He was first discovered while shopping in H&M and has now become a full time model under the agencies Boom Milan and CalCarries Shanghai. He has walked the runway for Calvin Klein and is featured in several magazine spreads and covers from Numero Homme China, HK Harper’s Bazaar, and Manifesto. We can’t wait to see more from this tall, tan, and handsome man in the future.bm

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The Latest Beauty Trend | Japanese Snail Facials

You read that right, the latest beauty trend happening in Japan right now is the snail facial. Beauty salon “Ci:z.Labo” in Tokyo gives women the opportunity to clear their skin through a five minute treatment that consists of snails crawling on their face along with a massage.

Tokyo beautician Manami Takamura states that “The snail slime makes your skin really supple and removes dry, scaly patches. It’s also got great hydrating properties and moisturizes the skin.” It is believed that snail slime contains an anti-aging effect on human skin.

snailsAlthough some of us may see snails as pesky and slimy or even a delicious delicacy, Japan is definitely transforming the use of these creatures and women are paying a pretty big price for this treatment. One session costs approximately 10,500 Yen, which is about $107. Would you want to get the “Celebrity Escargot Course?” Let us know in the comments below!

THE DAILY SHAG | Kim Hyun Joong is Back for ‘Round 3′

Brace yourself folks, today’s DAILY SHAG is a big one.

After almost a two year break in the Korean music industry, Kim Hyun Joong has finally made his comeback. The beginning of July marked a series of image teasers that created much anticipation for the release of his album ‘Round 3.’

The first teaser photo he released revealed his toned muscular body and charismatic tattoos which definitely sparked conversation amongst fans.khj1As he released more images, fans worldwide continued to get excited and you’ll definitely see why below.

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khj5jkh6Kim Hyun Joong’s attractive looks weren’t the only thing drawing fans in to his new album. For his long awaited return, he reunited with only the best of the best. Steven Lee composed the promotional single Your Story featuring Dok2 and Unbreakable featuring Jay Park, while renowned choreographers Lyle Beniga and Keone Madrid designed routines. He also worked with directors Hong Won Ki and Jo Soo Hyun, the director behind the music videos for Psy.

The pre-release of Unbreakable featuring Jay Park last week now has over 110,000 views.

‘Round 3’ is now available online and has topped the iTunes charts for the dance category in Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, and the US. While we wait for the album to be released in stores next Monday July 29, don’t forget to watch the MV teaser for Your Story.

THE DAILY SHAG | VINCE FERRAREN

Today’s SHAG is the extremely attractive Filipino-Australian model on the rise, Vince Ferraren.

vinceffVince was raised abroad, but has lived in the Philippines for about a year now and is signed to talent management company, Prime Stella. This hidden gem was first noticed in an underwear ad for a local fashion label. Standing tall at 6’5” with an exquisite physique, who wouldn’t notice him? He is a big fan of beaches, eating clean and healthy, and keeps in shape by lifting. He has been featured in Cosmopolitan Philippines and is a model for the popular brand, Bench.

vince2This 22 year old has a bright career ahead of him and you’ll definitely be seeing him again.

THE DAILY SHAG | SIMON THAM

Meet the one and only Simon Tham!

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This Thai-Chinese American-Canadian ethnic male was born in Canada and moved to New York to pursue his modeling career. The moment he stepped foot into the office of Major Model Management he was signed and we definitely can see why. He was the first Eurasian model to have a Ralph Lauren campaign and has worked for Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Y-3.

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Although he has an uncanny resemblance to actor, Taylor Lautner, we’re not complaining. The more, the better!