dudes in the news: stephen chao, michael chang, yul kwon, jin, hok konishi

Controversial former News Corporation executive Stephen Chao has announced plans to launch a quirky new educational how-to video site, WonderHowTo.com, to serve as an educational alternative for YouTube: TV Showman, Once Exiled, Returns With Video Site. From the guy that helped create Cops for Fox.

Michael Chang, who at age 17 became youngest man to win a Grand Slam title, was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame last week: Chang Elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be July 12 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island.

Some more details on Yul Kwon's unsuccessful attempt to open a Red Mango yogurt store with some friends in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood: North Beach ties up 'Survivor' winner. Now he's stuck with an expensive 10-year lease, an empty storefront, and not much else to show for it.

Here's a short interview with Jin, rapper, outspoken Asian American, and supporter of Barack Obama for President: Jin the Emcee, Not the Politician. He insists he's not trying to be an activist. He's simply aware and speaking out. His forthcoming album is titled From This Day On, and I can't wait to hear it.

And here's a recent interview with Hokuto Konishi, aka "Hok," the talented b-boy contestant from the third season of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance: Interview with: HOK KONISHI. The guy is one hell of a dancer, with a really interesting background. Check out this clip of his audition for the show.

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