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Ken Jeong Sings A Decent Cover Of ‘What’s Up’ By 4 Non Blondes

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Watch Ken Jeong sing a pretty decent cover of "What’s Up?" by 4 Non Blondes in Honolulu. The Hangover star has seen a substantial rise in his profile over the years, and this of course has been due in large part to his keen comedic skills coupled with an impressive work ethic.

Unlike many of his Hollywood peers, Jeong’s early days did not consist of setting everything aside and jumping wholeheartedly into the pursuit of acting. Instead, the Detroit native was originally more likely to be found in a library than at an audition. Jeong obtained his medical degree well before he found success as an actor. That’s not to say he didn’t dream of Hollywood success at the time, however. Jeong spent many nights honing his comedic skills as a stand up and it took just over a decade after graduation for his acting talents to be widely appreciated in The Hangover. Since then, Jeong is instantly recognizable to many, thanks to his perfectly portrayed role of smarmy party animal Mr. Kim. Not one to be typecast, Jeong has since proven he’s more than just a single popular character, and 2020 appears to be a very busy time for the 50-year-old star, with no less than five films due in the coming year.

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Jeong’s status as a natural born performer seems to thrive even when he’s not performing stand up or acting. It seems that the comedian loves to rock a crowd, too, as evidenced by a recent video posted to Twitter user Jonathan J. Amores’ account. The video (which can be seen in full below), shows The Hangover star on stage in Honolulu and in full performance mode, belting out a rendition of 4 Non Blondes 1992 hit song, "What’s Up?" Judging by the crowd’s reaction as well as Amores’ statement, “I have never been so surprised and delighted,” Jeong’s arrival was not staged nor even expected.

Exactly what Jeong is doing in Honolulu at the moment is not known, but given he’s completed work on six different productions (including the upcoming Tom and Jerry as well as Scooby-Doo origin story SCOOB!), perhaps it was just time to blow off a little steam and enjoy himself on holiday. However, it does seem that Jeong is the sort of person who will give anything a try and perhaps this is why, aside from his upcoming films, he’s also working on a new reality TV movie with retired pro-basketballer Shaquille O’Neal called Unqualified. The movie (written by Jeong), will see the two celebrities take on various jobs, which, judging by the movie’s title, they are unqualified for. Some might suggest this is exactly what Jeong was doing on stage in Honolulu singing What’s Up?, but at present there is nothing to suggest the performance had anything to do with Unqualified.

Whether the impromptu performance was part of Jeong’s new TV movie or just a bit of fun while on holiday, the fact remains that the comedian loves to entertain. And although Jeong has plenty of projects due out in the next year, there’s always likely to be a certain proportion of fans who really want nothing more than to see the comedian reprise his role as Mr. Kim in yet another Hangover film. For now, that seems very unlikely to happen, but clearly when it comes to Jeong, one never knows what’s next.

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Source: Jonathan J. Amores

Ken Jeong Sings A Decent Cover Of ‘What’s Up’ By 4 Non Blondes

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Watch Ken Jeong sing a pretty decent cover of "What’s Up?" by 4 Non Blondes in Honolulu. The Hangover star has seen a substantial rise in his profile over the years, and this of course has been due in large part to his keen comedic skills coupled with an impressive work ethic.

Unlike many of his Hollywood peers, Jeong’s early days did not consist of setting everything aside and jumping wholeheartedly into the pursuit of acting. Instead, the Detroit native was originally more likely to be found in a library than at an audition. Jeong obtained his medical degree well before he found success as an actor. That’s not to say he didn’t dream of Hollywood success at the time, however. Jeong spent many nights honing his comedic skills as a stand up and it took just over a decade after graduation for his acting talents to be widely appreciated in The Hangover. Since then, Jeong is instantly recognizable to many, thanks to his perfectly portrayed role of smarmy party animal Mr. Kim. Not one to be typecast, Jeong has since proven he’s more than just a single popular character, and 2020 appears to be a very busy time for the 50-year-old star, with no less than five films due in the coming year.

Related: Everything We Know (So Far) About The Upcoming Animated Scooby-Doo Movie

Jeong’s status as a natural born performer seems to thrive even when he’s not performing stand up or acting. It seems that the comedian loves to rock a crowd, too, as evidenced by a recent video posted to Twitter user Jonathan J. Amores’ account. The video (which can be seen in full below), shows The Hangover star on stage in Honolulu and in full performance mode, belting out a rendition of 4 Non Blondes 1992 hit song, "What’s Up?" Judging by the crowd’s reaction as well as Amores’ statement, “I have never been so surprised and delighted,” Jeong’s arrival was not staged nor even expected.

Exactly what Jeong is doing in Honolulu at the moment is not known, but given he’s completed work on six different productions (including the upcoming Tom and Jerry as well as Scooby-Doo origin story SCOOB!), perhaps it was just time to blow off a little steam and enjoy himself on holiday. However, it does seem that Jeong is the sort of person who will give anything a try and perhaps this is why, aside from his upcoming films, he’s also working on a new reality TV movie with retired pro-basketballer Shaquille O’Neal called Unqualified. The movie (written by Jeong), will see the two celebrities take on various jobs, which, judging by the movie’s title, they are unqualified for. Some might suggest this is exactly what Jeong was doing on stage in Honolulu singing What’s Up?, but at present there is nothing to suggest the performance had anything to do with Unqualified.

Whether the impromptu performance was part of Jeong’s new TV movie or just a bit of fun while on holiday, the fact remains that the comedian loves to entertain. And although Jeong has plenty of projects due out in the next year, there’s always likely to be a certain proportion of fans who really want nothing more than to see the comedian reprise his role as Mr. Kim in yet another Hangover film. For now, that seems very unlikely to happen, but clearly when it comes to Jeong, one never knows what’s next.

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Source: Jonathan J. Amores

10 Sports That Are Better To Watch On TV Than Live In Person

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Everyone loves sitting down and watching a great sporting event - and sometimes, that experience is even better than actually being there live.

A lot of major sports make for wonderful spectacle, and make you feel genuinely proud that you're able to sit there and watch it live. Others can be recorded and watched back later on the TV, or with a group of friends to make it all the more entertaining.

If your favorite sport features on this list, then you should be celebrating the fact that you don't have to go out and buy those nosebleed tickets that are just a little bit too expensive.

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10 Badminton

If you’ve ever played badminton then you’ll be well aware of the physical toll that it can take on somebody’s body as they throw themselves around the court point after point after point.

However, there isn’t really any sort of atmosphere that gets generated live at an event, and if you’re quite high up it can be really difficult to see what’s happening or where the shuttlecock actually is. In certain tournaments, you’ve also got multiple games going on at once, which actually makes it even worse to try and follow.

9 Snooker

There’s a tactical element behind snooker (or pool) that deserves to be respected and appreciated. The players perform in a precise way, taking the sport from the bars and the pubs all the way into the mainstream.

But there’s no point in hiding away from just how dull it can be to watch in person. From the shots being blocked by the bodies of the players themselves to the silence in the room, it just doesn’t do much for the casual fan, and we’d argue it does even less for experienced connoisseurs of the sport.

8 Motor Racing

This one can kind of apply to all different forms of motor racing, but in particular, Formula One.

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The whole build-up to the day is great if you’ve got some exclusive backstage passes that entitle you to all sorts of cool stuff, but aside from that, it’s all just a bit dull. The cars go past far too fast, and it’s not like you’ve got a view of the entire racetrack. You are situated at one specific point, spending the remainder of the time watching it on the TV just like everybody else.

7 Golf

Imagine walking from hole to hole in order to see one or two shots worth of action, as opposed to sitting back in your armchair and seeing everything unfold before your very eyes.

That description makes it sound particularly lazy, but such is the nature of golf. When you actually play it can be a whole lot more entertaining, but the idea that the delays and the stagnant nature of it can be entertaining is just lost on us a little bit.

The final holes are great, but it takes a while to get to that point.

6 Curling

The TV cameras always know how to build up the drama of a curling match. From the intense look in the eyes of the players to watching the various shots unfold alongside the tense commentary, it’s really fun to watch.

In person there’s no real ‘room’ for any sort of input from the crowd, and it also takes a while to really get going. If curling was a sport that was broadcast to the world on a more regular basis then it might not be as bad, but right now, the intrigue just isn’t there.

5 Baseball

Loyal fans of baseball who have grown up with it for years and understand the game will obviously never agree with this thought process, and that’s completely understandable. However, from the perspective of people who have desperately tried to give it a go, it just doesn’t translate beyond the standard North American crowd.

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At the very least, when you’re watching on TV, there are plenty of interesting stats and little nuggets of information from commentary to keep you going. When you’re live in person, the only thing that will help pass the time across the three or four hour ‘spectacular’ is hotdogs.

4 Cycling

In the same way that Formula One is a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ sort of sport, the same can be said for cycling. If you’re stood towards the finish line for an important race then that’s a little bit different, but if it’s just a random point in the countryside, you’ll get a few seconds of glory and that’s about it.

The TV cameras quite literally follow these cyclists every single step of the way and they do so with flawless precision. Plus, they manage to get in some great shots of the views.

3 Rowing

Probably the worst part about the rowing is that you always need to stand outside, come hell or high water, in order to give it a watch.

Then, when things get underway, the rowers have moved so quickly that they’re soon nothing more than a spec of dust in the water.

The atmosphere can be fun but due to the angle that most fans watch it from when live in person, it’s just easier to watch on the television so that you can get a first-hand impression of what has actually gone down.

2 Diving

The gaps between divers and the even bigger gaps between rounds may not bother most people, but diving isn’t exactly the sort of death-defying sport that keeps you hooked for hours on end.

The tension of the jumps as the competition goes on can be great fun, but the build-up to that can often be fairly tedious as the various contenders whittle away.

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Outside of the Olympics, though, it must be said that diving hasn’t really received any significant backing on the world stage compared to some other sports.

1 Athletics

In one corner of the stadium, we see the pole vaulters attempting to qualify for the next round. In another corner the high jumpers are battling through the final, the shot putters are warming up and the 800m heats are about to start.

Athletics events are family-friendly but unless you’re watching the television and you’re being taken through the events one by one, it can be really easy to miss something – or a whole lot of things.

The production is great but things are far too hectic as if you’re watching a pantomime.

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90 Day Fiancé: 10 Most Hated Couples Of All Time | ScreenRant

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Guilty pleasure spectacle 90 Day Fiance is one of the best reality shows on TV currently. Watching couples navigate a relationship is awkward enough, and knowing that the relationship is most likely going to crumble by the end of the season is kind of delicious. Yes, that is horrible to say, but, when you put yourself on TV, be prepared to be under a telescope—especially if you are a horrible person.

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TLC has cast some interesting couples over the years, some you would never be able to forget—some that continue to pop up on your social media feed because they don’t need to be on TV to keep up their ridiculous antics. There have been a lot of couples to hate over the years. Think your favorite least-favorite couple made it on the list?

10 Paola & Russ

Pao and Russ were a regular, cute, normal couple when the show started. They are one of the few original couples from season one that made it. Initially, Pao was a fan favorite, and people thought Russ was extremely lucky to have her, especially looking like she does.

Unfortunately, they have both grown to be extremely annoying. This became noticeable when Pao moved to Miami (which was the best move for them both) and started acting like she didn’t have a man. When Russ showed up and started reacting, we just couldn’t keep up with the back and forth. They have now been downgraded to just being on Pillow Talk, and we agree that this is the best decision. 

9 Paul & Karine

Paul and Karine are such a mess that we don’t even know where to start. At first, we felt sorry for Karine not realizing who she had wrapped herself up with, but now they've been together for several years, have an adorable baby, and Paul is still acting like a complete idiot. He runs away every time he has to tell the truth or is confronted. He can never get a job, and, when he does, he can never keep it.

By now, if Karine was going to really leave (not all this fake stuff they have doing for social media) she would be out the door baby in hand. Both of them are just annoying at this point. The truth is, if they played their cards right, they could still have the drama and we all wouldn’t be so annoyed every time they make the news. At this point, it is just overbearing.

8 Danielle & Mohamed

Season one couple Danielle and Mohamed have been broken up for quite some time now, but their relationship will go down in history. We are inclined to feel sorry for Danielle... but, come on, anyone could see from day one that Mohamed was not into this woman. Their relationship was so annoying because of Danielle’s desperation and Mohamed’s inclination to take advantage of her desperation. It is safe to say that both parties contributed to be the most hated couple.

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Danielle was more concerned about hooking up with a younger guy then how comfortable her kids would be with a strange man in the house, and that's in addition to lying about basically everything; losing her job, being prepared for his arrival. Yet, Mohammad is far from blameless in the matter.

7 Ashley & Jay

Liar, liar, pants on fire Ashley and Jay are now known as the fakest couple of the series (so far). Jay has been accused of cheating, stealing money, and all sorts of other wild things. Ashley has been accused of faking an illness, lying about the custody of her kids, and her overall relationship with Jay. They routinely ticked off a lot of viewers and no one could keep track of their story or any of the timelines they were peddling. The couple eventually broke up… or didn’t—we don’t actually know at this point.

6 Eric & Leida

Eric and Leida are more drama off-camera than on, and that’s a hard pill to swallow for some seeing as they were absolutely horrible and hard to stomach. Eric came off as weak and pathetic, and Leida came off as a horrible person for trying to force him to stop paying child support. The couple is still together, with a few reports coming out where Eric was arrested for a domestic against Leida. He later admitted to having to physically restrain her from harming herself hence the domestic violence situation. 

5 Ricky & Melissa

Ricky was such a creep, and we only wish that we knew it before he got to Colombia to meet Melissa. The biggest problem we had with both the couples was that first and only dinner date they had. They both seemed like they did not want to be there. In addition, the fake couple seemed to part ways so quickly that it was almost unnatural for them. We don't even remember if Meliis ordered a meal before she took off. They had been talking online for about a year, and Ricky made it seem like this was it for him. Melissa knew she didn’t want to show up to the dinner, so she basically wasted our time. Viewers got invested, but it came back to bite us in the butt. 

4 Mark & Nikki

With an almost 40 year age gap, this couple rubbed people the wrong way immediately. Mark came off as a complete creep, and it always seemed like he was talking down to Nikki. The controlling aspects of Mark and in particular the way he speaks to Nikki like she is a child was just a little too much for the viewers. Thankfully, they didn’t end up getting a lot of screen time. Now, they are basically nowhere online. We can’t help but assume Mark limits Nikki’s social media time... if she gets any, to begin with.

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3 Nicole & Azan

Nicole, at this point, is an idiot. We can’t even be mad at Azan anymore because he is showing his true colors very brightly. It is now up to Nicole to grow a backbone for her and her daughter. Azan has said some vile things about Nicole and her weight, and he even mocked her as she walked up a desert sandhill, panting for dear life.

She has sent him a lot of money which was supposed to open some kind of beauty bar in Morocco. He also hasn’t proven that he even likes Nicole let alone love her the same way he does. Overall, he comes off as a scam artist, and she is completely blind to all the red flags. They deserve each other. 

2 Colt & Debbie

Colt and Debbie were not a couple; they are mother and son. However, they might as well be with the way the co-depend on one another. Debbie and Colt’s real girlfriend at the time, Larissa, just couldn’t get along. Colt always seems to take his mom’s side which causes an even bigger rift in their relationship.

Colt and Debbie are cringeworthy to watch. They act like an old married couple, and it had become annoying to the point that fans were rooting for Larissa, who they couldn’t stand due to her antics. Debbie and Colt are now on Pillow Talk, which is weird because pillow talk refers to the conversations you have with your spouse while in bed at night. Yuck.

1 Anfisa & Jorge

Personally, we don’t see anything wrong with Anfisa and Jorge. In fact, they make a good couple. They both bring the unexpected, Anfisa is physically and verbally abusive to Jorge, and, in return, he buys her things. Although, usually not the things she wants since he lied about how much money he has.

One of the most iconic scenes between Anfisa and Jorge was when she wanted Jorge to grab her red bag! She yelled and screamed at him for what seemed like no reason. This was the scene that started making people really dislike these two. Unfortunately, Jorge is now in jail for possession, and, surprisingly, Anfisa is hanging in there.

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Why The Oscars Snubbed Horror In 2020 | Screen Rant

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Though horror has done extremely well at the Oscars in the past, the 2020 season had no love for horror movies, despite a few being very deserving of some critical acclaim from the Academy.

2018 was the last big season for horror movies at the Oscars, with the 90th Academy Awards giving out the most awards of the night to Guillermo Del Toro's creature feature, The Shape of Water. Not only did The Shape of Water take home what is considered to be the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, but Jordan Peele's sociopolitical horror movie, Get Out, seemed to be neck-and-neck. Get Out earned Jordan Peele the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Genre films, in general, earned recognition in 2018, with Blade Runner 2049 winning Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

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Horror has seen incredible heights in the past, and while sometimes they have to reclassify themselves as "thrillers" to earn their spot, the genre has proven itself to be a worthy contender in the past. For example, The Silence of the Lambs is one of only three films in the history of the Academy Awards to win what is known as "the big five": Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (either Original or Adapted).

Following suit from the Golden Globes nominations, which also failed to recognize some of the excellent performances in 2019 horror movies, as well as the phenomenal production elements, the Oscars snubbed horror yet again. This has prompted fans of the genre - and genre fans in general - to consider whether or not there should be some sort of difference in category to ensure these oversights don't continue happening. There have been outliers in horror and other genres, like how the MCU saw significant amounts of critical acclaim for Black Panther, and the 2020 season has been very good to Joker, but other than these occasional outliers, there's no room for honoring films that extend beyond the more traditional films that are highlighted year after year. Other award ceremonies, such as the Golden Globes, separate by category and can influence those nominated for Oscars each year. The Academy Awards don't have genre divisions, but if there was more room for horror elsewhere, this could be different.

The two biggest disappointments in the horror genre from 2019 were Us and Midsommar. Jordan Peele might not have managed to exceed on the greatness of Get Out, but Us was another thought-provoking example that cut outside the box many consider horror to reside within while simultaneously keeping its finger directly on the pulse of what terrifies audiences. Jordan Peele's direction for the film was solid, but the biggest let-down was that Lupita Nyong'o, who was tasked not only with one character in the film, but two distinct characters - Adelaide and Red - wasn't given a Best Actress nomination for her work in Us, and has become an instant horror icon for her Tethered character.

Similarly, Ari Aster's Midsommar, which many consider to be a stronger effort from the director than his directorial debut, Hereditary, was overlooked on numerous merits that were worthy of award nominations, if not wins. Pawel Pogorzelski, who did the cinematography for both Midsommar and Hereditary, managed to create a setting that was almost a character in and of itself. Since Midsommar is such a nuanced film where setting and tone is integral to its success - and was successful - this surely was deserving of a Best Cinematography nod. Florence Pugh did get a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in Little Women, but deserved a Best Actress nod for Midsommar. Pugh's performance as Dani beautifully depicted the ups and downs of human grief, and was just as captivating to watch as it was horrifying. While 2020 was a let-down at the Oscars, the horror genre only continues to grow and establish itself beyond its reputation with critics; there's still hope for the future.

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