Still, in a time where calls for inclusion and representation have never been louder — or more necessary — is Bling Empire really the Asian narrative that should be pushed into the spotlight? What about the thousands of Asian nurses and doctors risking their lives in the fight against Covid? Or Young Kim, Michelle Steel and Marilyn Strickland, recently sworn in as the first three Korean-American women (Kim and Steel from California and Strickland from Washington) to be elected to the House of Representatives? Their stories are powerful yet mostly unnoticed, their inspirational deeds unheralded. It all begs the question of whether a reality series about affluent Asians comparing blinged-out “promise rings” and private-jet etiquette is the best way to showcase diversity onscreen. The answer is neither an easy yes nor no. After a year of racial reckoning in the U.S., the lines between representation and reality remain as gray as ever. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Bling Empire’ Is a Celebration of Culture — Clad in Couture
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Magic Johnson also weighed in on Tuesday morning -- saying, "Thank you God for allowing me enjoy Kobe Bryant for 20 years as a great basketball player, athlete, husband, father, philanthropist, mentor & teacher of the game to many men & women of all ages, best friend to Rob Pelinka, & brother to [Jeanie Buss]." … [Read more...] about Vanessa Bryant on Kobe and Gianna, Why Did This Happen to Such Amazing People?
In a statement sent to reporters, SM Entertainment, Sulli's agency, said her death was "very hard to believe and sorrowful." South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said. … [Read more...] about K-Pop Star Sulli, 25, Found Dead at Home
RELATED: Ray Fisher Will Promote Zack Snyder's Justice League Despite Warner Bros. Dispute "I just was kind of done with it. I was in this place of [knowing] my family needs me more than this bullsh*t, and I just need to honor them and do the best I can to heal that world. I had no energy to fight [the studio], and fight for [the movie]. Literally, zero energy for that. I really think that's the main thing. I think there's a different world where I stayed and kind of tried. And I'm sure I could have... because every movie is a fight, right? I was used to that. But I just did not have the [energy]. There was no fight in me. I had been beaten by what was going on in my life and I just didn't want to, I didn't care to... that was kind of where I was." The Snyder family went through an unspeakable tragedy, which is the major reason why Zack Snyder left Justice League. But, there was also the fighting with the studio that he just did not want to deal with any further. At the time, Snyder … [Read more...] about Zack Snyder Reveals the Real Reason Why He Initially Exited Justice League
Related Story WGA Rejects WME's Proposed Deal; Says Agency 'Yet To Grapple' With Its 'Conflicts Of Interest' On Dec. 18, U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte Jr., who is presiding over their antitrust case, repeatedly urged WME and the union to settle their dispute before it goes to trial. “Come on folks. Get together. Get this done,” he told the lawyers who attended via Zoom. … [Read more...] about WME Says It’s In “Substantive Discussions” To End Standoff With WGA