With February coming to a close, we’ve finally reached the holiest of award shows: the Oscars. Read on to see what the Academy Awards meant to Asians and other news in Hollywood this past month.
APA leaders, ABC discuss Jimmy Kimmel incident
The Rafu Shimpo Los Angeles Japanese Daily News In response to a skit aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Oct. 16, 2013, top executives of ABC met with representatives of Asian Pacific American organizations on Jan. 24.
White House says gov’t can’t force Kimmel off air
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.
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.
Manny Pacquiao shows off other talent — singing — on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is taking a beating in the center of this ring. He barely knows a word of this Bee Gees song, which is a bit too high and complicated for his singing skills. He’s struggling to read the lyrics off the cue cards — probably because he’s wearing sunglasses in […]
Jo Koy’s return to Seattle to produce big laughs, also talks about being Filipino
Tacoma-born comedian Jo Koy (Joseph Glenn Herbert) is used to hearing the sound of laughter. With a natural charisma and a lively stage persona, the Filipino American is a well-known face in the world of stand-up.