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Whoa! Did You Know Scarlett Johansson Was Quarter Japanese?

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – We must commend Hollywood for casting Asian Americans in mainstream films. It is a testament to its commitment to diversity.

Remember “Aloha?” Actress Emma Stone, who is  quarter Hawaiian, was cast opposite Bradley Cooper  in the 2015 Columbia Pictures’ romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe.

Now, Dreamworks has chosen quarter Japanese Scarlett Johansson to play the lead role in the iconic 1995 animated Japanese sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell.  The film revolves around Major Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a futuristic security force tasked with tracking a mysterious hacker. The  film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese.

Like “Aloha,” the Japanese sci-fi film is expected to be a blockbuster! We hope you’ll go see the film on the first week-end of its release nationwide.

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Prince Harry To Replace Emma Stone As San Francisco Ginger Pride Parade Grand Marshall

Prince Harry
Prince Harry

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – San Francisco’s planned Ginger Pride celebration in 2016 just got better. The Pride Committee has just announced that Prince Harry will replace actress Emma Stone as the parade’s celebrity grand marshall.

Earlier, San Francisco  Mayor Ed Lee revealed that the grand marshall will be the naturally-blonde Hollywood star, but ginger people from all over the world sent letters of protest demanding that a real ginger be designated grand marshall. 

The committee has been in secret negotiations with ginger-haired international celebrities in the last several months. Today  it has confirmed that the dashing prince has agreed to lead the San Francisco parade. image

Individuals and contingents wishing to be part of the grand parade,  still to be scheduled, are asked to register with the San Francisco mayor’s office. Proof of ginger hair is required, such as passport photos or selfies

Click HERE for more details about the San Francisco Ginger Pride Celebration.

 

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE EMMA STONE TO KEYNOTE ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO

Stone (Photo source: boomsbeat.com)
Stone (Photo: boomsbeat.com)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  Academy Award-nominated actress Emma Stone will keynote the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) annual national convention to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Embarcadero in San Francisco this week.

Stone was a last-minute replacement for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, an Asian American, who backed out of the keynote address scheduled for Wednesday, August 12.

Lee’s office   sent an urgent message to AAJA President Paul Cheung saying that the mayor decided to skip the journalist convention because of recent allegations that implicate him in the same bribery scandal that entrapped California State Senator Leland Yee, another Asian American. The mayor wanted to keep a low profile for now.

Stone, who is a quarter Chinese and quarter Hawaiian, starred in the Sony Pictures film, “Aloha.”

Asian American advocacy groups, led by the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) were very critical of Director Cameron Crowe for casting Stone as Allison Ng who is supposed to be quarter Chinese, quarter Hawaiian and half Swedish.

During her keynote address, Stone is expected to defend her casting in the ‘Aloha’ film on the grounds that aside from being a really good actress, her mixed heritage makes her qualified to play the role of Ng.

The Adobo Chronicles could not reach MANAA founder Guy Aoki for comment. Aoki is not expected to attend the AAJA convention because of ideological differences with AAJA’s leadership.