WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House has responded to a petition calling for an apology and the removal of Jimmy Kimmel’s television show by saying the comedian can’t be forced off the air.
Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue
About 300 people gathered in Bellevue Downtown Park on Saturday (Nov. 9) to protest ABC and the Jimmy Kimmel show for its Kid’s Table skit last month, in which a child said “kill everyone in China” in response to Kimmel’s question of how the U.S. should solve its debt problem. On the show, Kimmel called […]
EDITORIAL: Racially charged comedy is no laughing matter
Kids say the darndest things. On Oct. 16, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC-TV aired a segment called “Kid’s Table” in which the comedian asked a panel of young children how America should pay back the $1.3 trillion it owes China.
Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’
By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings.
Immigration bill could decide 2016, senator says
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
Black student targeted with racist note at mainly Asian campus
By Staff The Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Irvine officials pledged to work on race relations on campus this week after a Black student found a hand-scrawled note in her backpack calling her a slave, making it the second racist incident that has offended Black students in recent weeks.
BLOG: What can the reality show contestants learn from each other?
By Assunta Ng Seattle has been on the map recently. Local Filipino girl Catherine Giudici, who attended Roosevelt High School, won ABC’s reality show “The Bachelor” and is planning to wed Sean Lowe.
Filipino Seattleite gets engaged on The Bachelor
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle native Filipino American Catherine Giudicci became the first Asian American participant to be chosen in The Bachelor after being proposed to during the finale of the show that aired Monday, March 11.
Catherine Giudicci in final two of The Bachelor
Seattle native and Amazon graphic designer Catherine Giudicci is currently one of two finalists on the ABC show The Bachelor. The other finalist is Lindsay Yenter from North Carolina. Giudicci is the first Asian American contestant to make it this far in the competition. The Bachelor has had issues with diversity, having been sued for […]
Dennis Rodman: NKorea leader wants Obama to call
By Michelle Salecedo The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) — North Korea’s young leader has riled the United States with recent nuclear tests, but Kim Jong Un doesn’t really want war with the superpower, just a call from President Barack Obama to chat about their shared love of basketball, according to unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman, […]