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Jamie Chung's Reasons Why 'Hangover 2' Lives Up To The First

VIBE caught up Jamie Chung, who plays Stu’s (Ed Helms) fiancé in The Hangover 2. We chatted briefly about why she thinks this movie lives up to the first one, the Korean version of Jersey Shore and her up coming role in a RZA produced kung fu flick. —Starrene Rhett

Stu’s fiancé in the first one was a bitch so is your character different? What’s she like?
She’s completely opposite. I really feel like she’s the one for Stu. She’s calm, she’s understanding, she’s easy to get along with. She really, really cares for Stu and I feel like Stu’s ready. This is the one. He has all these obstacles in the way and he has never really been accepted by Lauren’s father because Lauren’s father is uber wealthy and successful and owns these hotel chains in Thailand and to him, Stu is just a dentist, he’s not a real doctor, so there’s that on going joke about acceptance and then he loses Lauren’s younger brother the day before the wedding and he’s (the brother) is missing a finger and it’s all these crazy obstacles getting in his way. It’s really funny but my character is a sweetheart. Like, Stu went from uber biatch to Lucy Goosey in Vegas and now he’s with the one. I have to say Stu has gotten more action in the movie than any other character [laughs].

What are some other cool points about this one?
You do get to see Bradley Cooper’s wife a bit more. I mean, it really is these three guys and their crazy night in Thailand but people often ask can it really live up to the first one and yes, absolutely. Thailand is completely different from Vegas. It’s a whole other dynamic and they really go above and beyond the comedy and the relationships like, it’s just so good and so funny.

The filming environment must have been interesting because Thailand can be hot and humid, which means that there were probably weird creatures running around on setbesides the monkey [laughs]that may have helped create memorable moments. With that, was there anything wacky that happened on set that you can share?
Zach’s character wore this silk genie outfit and it was hot and he was sweaty, so before every take he would have to have sand on him so the sweat wouldn’t bleed through the silk clothing. But as soon as he walked out in that outfit with the socks and the sandals I could not keep from laughing. It was so hard not to break because whenever he’d do all this improv in these ridiculous outfits it was too funny. And there were a lot of times when I would be cracking up. You always have to stay on your toes when you’re around comedians because they’re so funny and so witty and smart.

This is random but relevant to you because of your reality TV background and the fact that you're Korean. But did you know that there was a pilot shot for a Korean version of Jersey Shore that takes place in LA’s K-Town and…
Holy cow! I heard about that. I’m kind of blown away. I think it’s more close to home for me, so I don’t know. I think it would be more weird watching that than watching the Jersey Shore, because watching the Jersey Shore it’s such a different world to me, I feel like an anthropologist. I feel like I’m doing a human study on these human beings who live this crazy life but with K-Town, I don’t’ know, it’s pretty interesting, I didn’t know that there was this subculture with K-Town. I’m really interested in seeing it. So it’s really different.

Lastly, what else are you working on?
I have the honor of working with RZA for this project called Man With the Iron Fist,. He is a genius. He produces all of these amazing tracks, weather it’s for Kanye or Black Keys or whatever. He’s everywhere. Like, the way he thinks with music⎯he’s a genius. And if you know him very well, you know that he’s is such a big fan of kung fu. He was a mentor to other kung fu students and really lives by that philosophy and way of life. And he kind of educated me on all of these old school kung fu movies that he’s been a big fan of, so it was kind of a dream come true to make his own kung fu movie that is like a throwback homage to some of the older popular kung fu movies but with a modern twist. So even though it takes place in ancient china it still has a modern twist. It’s Quentin Tarantino presents, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu⎯I mean he really got a fabulous cast together and it was a really cool shoot. We shot that in January and February in Shanghai. And then I also did this great film with Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez. It’s called premium rush and it’s about bike messengers in New York City and it’s an action thriller that comes out next year.

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Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.

According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.

"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.

“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.

“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”

In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

A post shared by James Corden (@j_corden) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:17pm PST

In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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