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TMZzZzZzZzz: Celebrity “Journalism” Sinks To New Lows, Mocks Poverty

October 5th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Comedienne Charlyne Yi recently got involved in promoting anti-poverty relief organization Oxfam. She was approached by TMZ to film her efforts for the non-profit and reluctantly agreed, because she wanted to spread the word to a wider audience.

Here’s what TMZ cut together and aired on TV:

I love celebrity tabloid journalism as much as the next person–okay, okay, more than the next person–because it’s fun to see celebrities called on their bullshit, but Charlyne isn’t a celebrity in that way–I mean, have you seen her YouTube channel?–and poverty isn’t some celebrity trend like a food cleanse or vajazzling.

Also: “Did Pinkberry run out of green tea flavor”? Really? It’s not enough to mock poor, starving people, you gotta add on a hack racist zinger, too?

[Charlyne Yi on Tumblr: 1) Compromising my beliefs: TMZ is the Devil]

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ROCK OF ASIAN: Paper Heart Soundtrack

August 5th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Michael Cera has reportedly dumped Charlyne Yi after three years of dating, one week before the premiere of her movie, Paper Heart, in which Charlyne tries to figure out what true love is and ends up falling for Cera.

How inconvenient.

Or is it convenient? The timing is awfully suspicious. Also, given the fact that Paper Heart lives in meta-land–not exactly documentary, not totally fiction–doesn’t news of their break-up seem designed to pique people’s interest in the film? I don’t even buy that the two were going out in the first place. The first time I heard about them as a couple was when I heard about the movie. The scenes in the movie trailer where they’re together, supposedly falling for one another, seem completely acted and ooze that horribly platonic “just friends” vibe. And Charlyne, comedic talents notwithstanding, has about as much sex appeal as an eggplant. Isn’t that why she was cast as Baby in that Dirty Dancing reenactment with Channing Tatum, because the combination of her unsexy awkwardness and his over-the-top porn steez made the scene awesomely funny? Maybe I’m an awful person. But Charlyne Yi, eggplant. There, I said it.


One thing I would buy is the Paper Heart soundtrack, which was released Tuesday. Much of it was scored by Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi, and it’s predictably sweet, lo-fi, and indie. The perfect soundtrack for people trying to figure out what true love is (listen here).

Yeah, right.

[MySpace: Paper Heart Soundtrack]

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Nobody Puts Charlyne Yi in a Corner

July 28th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I can’t decide what I love most about Cinemash’s Channing Tatum-Charlyne Yi reenactment from Dirty Dancing:

  1. That it’s Dirty Dancing
  2. Those heinous clown-wigs
  3. Channing Tatum’s oiled chest

<a href=”http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&from=sp&vid=304364f2-e037-48b6-9ffe-8f67ad6539b1″ target=”_new” title=”Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi Cinemash “Dirty Dancing”">Video: Channing Tatum and Charlyne Yi Cinemash “Dirty Dancing”</a>

I’m thinking it’s the clown-wigs.

Thanks, Jasmine!

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