The title says it all. A lot of people are in a lot of things now that Hollywood has declared diversity the New Best Thing. Because life wasn’t diverse before, apparently. Let’s just get into who’s going to be seen in what and what we can expect from that Bruce Lee biopic.
Nickelodeon wants K-pop: The K-Pop craze has been slowly taking over America, and even though Psy hit bit with “Gangnam Style,” I’d say that the moment Nickelodeon wanted a K-pop themed show is the moment K-Pop really became a part of mainstream American culture.
Make It Pop, produced by none other than Nick Cannon’s production company Ncredible Entertainment, features Megan Lee, Erika Tham and Louriza Tronco as three girls who want to create their own K-Pop band. The show will also feature original songs and performances in each and every episode. It appears the musical is now the new way forward for TV shows, what with Glee and Empire. The show also helps round out Nickelodeon’s expanding diverse slate of shows, including teen novela-based shows like Every Witch Way, based on the Latin American show Grachi.
The new Bruce Lee biopic: Janet Yang, best known for The Joy Luck Club, Lawrence Grey and Ben Everard have come together with Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon to create the new biography of the martial arts legend and philosopher. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shannon says that there hasn’t been a film that has focused on her father’s writings, philosophy (which extended into his martial arts teachings, like having “no way” as The Way), and his mastery of martial arts. “There have been projects out there involving my father, but they’ve lacked a complete understanding of his philosophies and artistry,” she said to the website. I’d agree with her, even though that ’90s biopic was pretty good for what it was.
Okay, from here on out, most of the rest of these entries will be line-items. There’s just too much here to give full paragraphs to. This is a good problem to have, since that means MINORITIES ARE IN DEMAND! WHOO!