According to the typical celebrity hype news Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty is likely to be the next Bond girl. Why? Because she can sell out Asian theater markets. This is representative of a gradual shift in the center of cultural gravity globally. Even pop-culture, a bastion of American dominance, is shifting towards Asia. Though these types of shifts seem trivial, it is precisely this type of shift that will make Asian economic hegemony palatable to Americans.