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1. Top 5 Reasons We Love Glenn from “The Walking Dead” (READ HERE)

 

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2) Find Out Why We Love Kimiko Glenn, The “Orange is the New Black” Actress Behind Brook Soso (READ HERE)

 

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3)  Ki Hong Lee’s Debut Film “The Maze Runner” Premieres Today (READ HERE)

 

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4) “Sorry to keep you waiting, boys” — Sanrio Launches Hello Kitty Men (READ HERE)

 

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5) “The Real” Host Jeannie Mai Talks Divorce, Plastic Surgery, Fashion and More (READ HERE)

 

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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:

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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Glenn & Maggie Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Okay, so we’re fully aware that The Walking Dead‘s Glenn can be sexy. Afterall, we did list out 10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend and “sexy” was most certainly on that list.

But while watching The Walking Dead, it’s easy to forget just how hot the characters are. We’re a bit too distracted with all the dirt, blood and guts to notice their attractiveness.

Well Los Angeles Magazine is here to remind you. In a recent Spring Fashion shoot, LA Magazine reimagines Glenn and Maggie (Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan) in a world without walkers trying to eat their brains out.

The result? They’re even more gorgeous than we imagined! The duo pulls off the classic look with ease and sophistication. This is certainly a TWD fan must-see.

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Steven Yeun’s Awkward Kissing Will Make You Love Him Even More

Just a few weeks ago, we came up with a list of top 10 reasons Glenn from The Walking Dead would make an amazing boyfriend. This included everything from his bravery, his romance and even his honesty. Our readers seem to agree whole-heartedly. Who doesn’t love Steven Yeun?

Well when the cast of The Walking Dead appeared on Conan to discuss the long-anticipated midseason premiere, Conan tried to shed some light on Yeun’s true, awkward self.

Conan shows us a shot of Yeun caught with his eyes open during his first kiss with Lauren Cohan’s character, Maggie. Admittedly, this wasn’t a very sexy move. But do you know what is sexy? The way that Yeun explains himself. Allowing his quirkiness to take over, he makes us love him even more with a hilarious response to his open-eyed kiss.

When Conan talks about Yeun taking part in People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, Yeun completely denies his sexy qualities and shows us his “true self” with a picture from his childhood years. Yeun is even more lovable as he defends his dorky self.

“Oh yeah,” Yeun exclaims while describing his picture. “Why wouldn’t I be wearing a fanny pack?”

This just goes to show that any efforts to prove to us that Steven Yeun isn’t sexy will probably just make us love him even more.

 

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10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend

With the return of The Walking Dead quickly approaching, we can’t help but be excited to watch our favorite character, Glenn, make his way back onto our television screens. Although February 9th is less than two weeks away, many TWD fans are already bursting at the seams in anticipation.

To keep our readers entertained during this countdown, we’ve decided to make a very important list: 10 Reasons Glenn Would Make A Great Boyfriend.


1. He’s brave.
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Glenn is, without a doubt, a Gryffindor at heart. Who can forget the moment Glenn offered to go down a well and be bait for a swollen zombie? Glenn has constantly put his neck on the line for the safety of others. We’re sure he’d care about your safety as your boyfriend.

 


2. He’s a risk-taker.
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Looking for someone adventurous and willing to take risks for you? Well Glenn’s just the guy you need. Let’s not forget the reason Rick is alive in the first place — Glenn took a risk. He could have easily left Rick to handle the swarm on his own, but Glenn decided to help and bring him into the pack.


3. He’s protective.
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See that? That’s the face of a man who isn’t okay with people hurting his girlfriend. The angriest we’ve ever seen Glenn was when The Governor harassed Maggie. He does not let that kind of disrespect slide.


4. He’s caring.
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If there’s one thing we all want in a relationship, it’s someone who cares about us and our well-being. Needless to say, Glenn cares about his girlfriends.


5. He’s sexy.
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Even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, he understands the importance of “one-on-one” time.


6. He’s proud of his culture. 
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Walkers all around? That doesn’t matter. Glenn will still take the time to remind you that Asians are not all the same. Who doesn’t love a man who’s proud of his culture?


7. He’s loyal.
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The people in his group may not be blood-related, but to Glenn they’re family and that’s enough for him. Glenn is one of the most loyal characters and obviously a loyal boyfriend.


8. He’s romantic.
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Okay, we get that chopping a ring off a walker’s finger may not be the cutest thing, but the guy is working with what he’s got! Imagine him in a walker-free world. He’s definitely a romantic boyfriend.


9. He knows how to have fun. 
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Yup, his life is in danger every single day, but that’s not gonna stop Glenn from getting his kicks. If you’re looking for a boyfriend who knows how to have fun despite gloomy circumstances, then Glenn is the guy for you.


10. He’s honest. 
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Remember that one time Glenn was told not to let people know that there were walkers in the barn? Yeah, the boy can’t keep secrets, BUT you can’t deny that he’s honest and he feels the need to do what’s right. These are definitely admirable traits in a relationship.


BONUS: Dolled up or dirtied up, he’s still eye-candy.
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Steven Yeun Reveals Glenn’s Secret To Survival

The Walking Dead hype is picking up once again with this new season. Admittedly, we’ve been quite hooked. We’re not ashamed to confess that one of the reasons for our TWD addiction is Glenn played by Steven Yeun.

Thankfully, our favorite character has managed to avoid his share of walkers throughout the show. Yeun opened up to AMC and revealed Glenn’s secret to survival along with other stories concerning The Walking Dead.

Check out the interview below:

 

Q: What do you do to get yourself in shape for the show every season?
A: Norman and Andy and I have a lot of discussions about this. We do have to be strong enough to pull off what we’re asked as actors to do. But then also, we want to make it realistic, in that we don’t want these guys to be jacked or anything like that. I just try to stay relatively healthy. But when it comes to gearing up for the new season, we even had discussions about taking a one week camping trip to get disheveled and disgusting. It’s interesting, because once we start shooting we actually start getting skinnier and more malnutritioned and gaunt as we go. The first and second season, Jon Bernthal got me into boxing, and that’s been good to just get strong without making you look like you’re ‘roiding out.

Q: Do you box with any other cast members?
A: Just Jon actually. He could kill me with one hit.

Q: Do any other aspects of The Walking Dead become a part of your life?
A: This show is really intense in that we’re living out these characters’ lives. So you just kind of live out really terrible situations that hit really close to home, so last year with what Glenn was going through, it was hard to not fall into his pit of despair and depression and keep my composure. I think that’s your job to kind of separate the two, so you don’t go insane.

Q: Glenn and Maggie have the best room at the prison. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever slept?
A: There are nice hotels, but nothing beats 1993, on the middle of a small mat on my grandma’s farm in one of the hottest summers in Korea. You can like smell the grain that they’re growing — they actually own a Tobacco farm. And you’re just laying there on the ground while my grandmother’s cooking.

Q: Are zombies a part of Korean culture at all?
A: I think the idea of it exists, but don’t know if it is in their pantheon of monsters. Korea has a way of being more about goblins and ghosts, and less about vampires, werewolves, and zombies.

Q: What did you know about Glenn’s arc and what surprised you about it this year?
A: I knew that going in that Glenn was going to be a little more careful. All the things that he’s suffered for and learned for his mistakes for. He wants to really keep and cherish the idea of family, and keeping those around him that he loves. Scott [Gimple] told me that was the direction Glenn was headed. But there were some surprises in terms of how feeble he was in his attempts to do so, early on.

Q: We’ve talked before about your background in comedy. Is there any space for humor for Glenn in the apocalypse?
A: I think earlier on in the first season, and the second season a bit, Glenn had that. But I think that as things wear on him, and as Glenn started having more things to care about and protect, he became a little darker. But I think that part of him still exists and hope it will come out sooner or later.

Q: What’s Glenn’s secret to survival?
A: Resilience. He’s hard to knock down, and if he does get knocked down, he’s hard to keep down.

Q: You’re an internet guy. Have you checked out any The Walking Dead tributes online?
A: The Glenn ones are pretty funny. The meme about being jealous of how Glenn does some nonsense and then gets laid? It’s good for Glenn! In person, a girl on the street once saw me about a block away and then she started walking towards me and doing the whole zombie walk. She regretted it as soon as she got up to me. She was like, “I’m so sorry, that was so embarrassing.”

 

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Steven Yeun Writes Letter to the Thief Who Stole His Backpack

Story by Taylor Weik.

On Sunday night while the rest of America was watching the newest episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead and praying our favorite Korean Walker-slayer would live to see another episode, Steven Yeun discovered that someone had broke into his car and stolen his backpack.

The backpack contained his computer, camera, book and notebook “full of my dumb ideas that I will never use.” Yeun, who plays Glenn Rhee on TWD, uploaded a photo of his car, back window shattered, on his personal Instagram account and typed out a letter to the backpack-burglar in the caption.

hey. asshole that broke into my car. I hope you enjoy what you find in my backpack. The computer I’m sure you sell to some other idiot. great. my camera is one of my favorite cameras. it’s my ricoh. enjoy the picture that I took on there of all the beautiful people that I love. but I hope you also enjoy the picture I took of my stupid messy room. you also took my book too, you dick. I was half way through that thing…now I have to start over from the beginning. that’s just the rules. but for real what pisses me off most is that you took my notebook full of my dumb ideas that I will never use. I loved those dumb ideas. it was a constant reminder for me to do better. now I gotta write down all those dumb ideas over again. those are the rules. one particular section had some stand up jokes in there. well there goes my 5 minute set that I’ve been working on about wizards, vertigo and chocobos. you’re a dick. but I still love you.

But seriously though, what kind of a person steals from the guy who plays Glenn?

You Won’t Believe What Steven Yeun Is Ashamed of

This past Sunday night, The Walking Dead fans were glued to their screen to watch the much-anticipated season 4 premiere. AMC reported that this premiere broke the series record with 16.1 million viewers.

Of course, we were most excited to see our favorite character, Glenn, continue with his on-screen romance. Actor Steven Yeun mentioned there would be “more loving, less shoving”  and true his word, the episode was filled with Glenn’s worry over Maggie’s well-being.

But if you’re like us and didn’t think one episode was enough Steven Yeun, then you’re in luck. The Korean actor made an appearance on Conan and divulged quite a bit of information about his personal life. If you thought our list of 5 Reasons We Love Glenn was not enough, how about some reasons to love Steven Yeun?

During one portion of the interview, Yeun revealed which of his body parts he was uncomfortable with. Can you guess what it is?

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That would be his abnormally small nipples. At least he thinks they are. During the interview, he claims that while most men have quarter-sized nipples, he has maybe half a dime. Check out the hilarious conversation below:

 

Yeun also talked about very unfortunate outcomes of his film location. Even more horrifying than walkers, he describes finding a tick latched onto a very unfortunate body part. “I had a guy… on my guy.” says Yeun.

 

Finally, Yeun goes against his character’s natural instinct. While Glenn has proven to be a survivor, Yeun has other plans. He claims that if zombies/walkers were to take over, he would just get bit. He reasons that the experience may very well be orgasmic.

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.

glenn korean

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2) He’s the risktaker  

Whether he’s risking his life to be zombie-bait..
glenn risk

..offering to be the distraction so others can get away safely…
glenn risk 2

..getting Plan B pills for Lorrie (because she couldn’t get them herself, right?)..
glenn risk 3
Or covering himself up in bloop and guts.
glenn risk 4 glenn risk 5

Glenn has continuously risked his life for the safety of his group.

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.
glenn gif family
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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 4 premiere of  AMC’s The Walking Dead this Sunday.