[Opinion] Will GOT7’s Mark Tuan Join Twitch?


Mark’s puppy Milo – Credit: @marktuan on Instagram

On Tuesday, GOT7‘s contract with JYP Entertainment comes to an end. Fans, aka Ahgases, are excited for their next chapter, and rumors have been swirling that member Mark Tuan is coming stateside to continue his career. To jumpstart his solo endeavor, the Taiwanese American artist opened a brand new YouTube channel and Facebook page to interact with fans.

The big question is…. will he join Twitch in the near future? I know the video live streaming service is helping top influencers build their audience while communicating with fans in real time. A host of stars like Ryan Higa, Amber Liu (fx) and Megan Lee and even his own brother Joey Tuan are already on Twitch. It would be great if he joined to share his music and keep everyone updated on his busy schedule. I hope he seriously considers it in the near future.

In the meantime, feel free to follow Mark Tuan on all his social media accounts via his YouTube Channel: @MarkTuan

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BTSCelebs Is Reviewing Courtney Walsh’s “Is It Any Wonder”

Happy New Year!

BTSCelebs is kicking off 2021 with an all new book review. Courtney Walsh‘s “Is It Any Wonder” is the first one of the year. I’m currently on chapter 11 of the contemporary romance all about a young couple torn apart by tragedy and reuniting years later. The story is set in Nantucket and follows the characters Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers.

A complete review will be published in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned to BTSCelebs!

“Is It Any Wonder” releases on April 6th, 2021.

*A Special Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the advance reader copy of the book and cover image*

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Happy Birthday, BTS V

Credit: Arirang Radio

On December 30th, BTS member V celebrates another year of life with his beloved bandmates and fans (ARMY). His international supporters continue to show their love with grand gestures like a birthday ad on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (courtesy of China Baidu V Bar) and helping him rank high on the “100 Most Handsome Faces of Kpop” list. He even became the first Korean artist to score 3 number one hits on Soundcloud’s global chart.

Throughout the year, V and his band continues to top the Billboard charts, earn awards and was honored with a Grammy nomination. Let’s celebrate this global star’s 25th birthday by reliving a BTS interview during their debut year to marvel at how far V and the guys have come while acknowledging the bright future ahead.

Happy Birthday!

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[Interview] 5 Questions With Actress Tenley

Nick Vlassopoulos and Tenley

Are you a fan of family films? Then, Tenley’s latest project Faith Under Fire is for you! She earned the leading role of Tiffany Hatcher in the movie all about a firefighter, who is devoted husband and dad, struggling after his personal life is shattered.

Learn more about the young star and her time on-set now.

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Kolby Koloff Is Getting Married

Just days before Christmas, the Preachers’ Daughters alum said “Yes” to her loving boyfriend’s marriage proposal. A quaint rustic atmosphere appeared to be where the special moment happened between Kolby and Andrew on December 19th.

See Kolby Koloff’s official engagement photos below:

Congratulations to the happy couple. 

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Movie Review: Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson’s “TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare”

Dean Cain – Image Credit: Virgil Films and Collide Media Group

Prepare for an emotional roller coaster!

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A Thrilling Virtual Season: The Joffrey Ballet’s Comeback

Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez (Stage Notes)

This winter, The Joffrey Ballet is introducing the “Joffrey Studio Series”,  which will be filled with performances, livestreams, and in-depth conversations with industry professionals. An official press release from The Silverman Group outlined the company’s plans for their devoted audience.

Here are the programs that are currently scheduled:

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Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Kate Winslet’s Film “BUTTONS: A Christmas Tale” Returns To Theaters For A Limited Engagement

Fathom Events is bringing the holiday family musical, BUTTONS: A Christmas Tale, back to theaters on December 17. It will be showing for only one night, according to an official press release from Collide Media Group.

BUTTONS is about “two orphaned children who meet a pair of unexpected visitors. Their influence starts the children on a journey that will change their lives forever – and help audiences discover that believing can be the greatest adventure of all.”

View the magical trailer below:

When Calls the Heart star Paul Greene is scheduled to be the host of the pre-show Christmas concert for the one night screening. Robert Redford and Kate Winslet narrates BUTTONS, while Paul McCartney created the film’s theme song, “Nova”. Writer/director of Tim Janis created this holiday family flick which features Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Roma Downey, Jane Seymour and many more.

Schools and churches will be given the opportunity to screen the movie through the Fathom Affinity Network throughout the rest of the month.

Again, BUTTONS: A Christmas Tale releases for only one night, December 17.

A Special Thanks to Collide Media Group for the information.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Powerful “TRAFFICKED” Film Releases

Credit: Virgil Films

”Awareness is the first step towards putting an end to these atrocities in our world. Trafficked is a heart-pounding feature film reminding us of how urgent this topic is and why we need to act now,” the President of Collide Media Group, Bob Elder, states in an exclusive press release.

Next month is officially Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the feature-length drama TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare is scheduled for a necessary  release on January 26th, 2021. The film, which is directed by Joel Paul Reisig and written by Reisig, George Sunders, and Scott Voshel, is based on real life events.

Here is the description of the upcoming production:

“TRAFFICKED is the story of Allison Riley (Sophie Bolen), a beautiful young girl with a bright future and a dream of becoming a veterinarian. On the eve of her 16th birthday, she sneaks out of her house to meet a handsome boy she met online and disappears. Her parents, Joanna (Kristy Swanson) and Case (Mark Boyd ), contact the police who assume that Allison is just out with a boyfriend. They reluctantly hire Private Investigator John Belton (Dean Cain) who has a reputation for making his own rules. Belton quickly discovers that Allison had likely been trafficked by a handsome young man she met online and that he’s on a race against time if the Rileys hope to see their daughter again.”

Virgil Films is distributing TRAFFICKED: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare,  and it will be available on DVD, Digital HD and all major VOD platforms. Visit the film’s official website to learn more about this cogent project- traffickedfilm.com.

A Special Thanks to Collide Media Group for the information. 

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Lana Condor Shares “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” Teaser

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