A ‘Crazy Rich Asians’-Inspired Comedy Is Coming To ABC

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From ‘Rick and Morty’ writer Jessica Gao

In case you've been living under a rock, Crazy Rich Asians has become the film of the summer. The best box office debut for a romantic comedy in three years, the film has quickly become a critical and commercial success. And just as author Kevin Kwan and director Jon M. Chu had hoped, its blockbuster status has piqued the interest of Hollywood—to the point where networks and studios are beginning to work on projects centered on the Asian-American experience.

The latest one? According to The Hollywood ReporterABC is working on a currently untitled comedy series pitched as "Lazy Rich Asians" from Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao. 

The project has been described as a single-camera show that focuses on a Chinese-American woman named Janet Zhao. Like many other first-generation Asian-Americans, Janet "struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family"—something that's further complicated after she becomes the sole inheritor of her wealthy grandmother's fortune. Per the publication, this causes Janet to become "the unwilling new matriarch of the family she's spent her life trying to keep at arm's length" and, naturally, hilarity ensues. 

Gao will reportedly write the script and serve as executive producer alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Samie Kim Falvey.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.