Olivia Munn, senior Asian correspondent

Television

Olivia Munn, the sexy co-host of G4’s “Attack of the Show” who had a role in “Iron Man 2” and recently landed a sitcom pilot on NBC, has branched out yet again to join Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” as a “senior Asian correspondent.”

Munn is the daughter of a white father and a mother of Chinese descent who was raised in Vietnam, and she spent her childhood moving back and forth between the U.S. and Japan. She’s also a fanboy goddess who has been profiled in Playboy and Maxim and is co-author of the upcoming book “Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek.”

A spokesperson for the network calls the gig a “trial run.” Let’s hope the trial ends with 20 to life!

WSJ Speakeasy blog; hat tip to Amanda Keim

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