As we previously reported, SM Entertainment has refueled its plans to produce upcoming drama “To the Beautiful You,” a Korean adaptation to the popular Japanese manga “Hana Kimi.” SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the two male and female leads for the upcoming drama: SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli. The series will be directed by “Boys over Flowers‘” Jeon Ki Sang.
A dream-like stage will be put on for SBS‘ “K-Pop Star,” which is now at the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi. Top Korean stars G-Dragon and TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A will be collaborating with the three contestants.
On the 18th, a representative revealed to Star News that G-Dragon and TOP will be performing on the K-Pop Star episode to be aired on the 22nd for a collaborative stage.
Girl’s Generation, who is talked about every day even though they are not currently promoting, will also be collaborating with one contestant.
Miss A, who released title song “Touch” with their new mini album in February, is also planned to perform that day.
People are interested because GD&TOP, Girl’s Generation, and Miss A are not only featured on the show, but are actually performing on this audition program. This show is continuously pleasing k-pop fans, as the top 3, Park Jimin, Baek Ahyeon, and Lee Hayi are rising to fame.
YG Entertainment was in the spotlight for being selective against certain TV shows or channels. It was revealed that YG artists were focusing on appearances on SBS channel only.
Regarding the criticism YG Entertainment has received, Yang Hyun Suk stated, “If stars schedule appearances as much as they are requested, they might be scheduled for way too many appearances. Not only do the stars get exhausted but their back dancers, stylist, manager and all the staff become exhausted. And it’s not like they can appear on each event looking the same way. They have to look unique and different for each appearance. Sometimes when stars appear on too many shows, they begin to look the same in each appearance, which is a problem.”
And “Instead of scheduling as many events possible, we decided to choose and focus on the shows that the artist will be appearing in. We’re trying to schedule about two appearances per week for the stars. For the stars to perform in their best condition, they need to maintain their strength but if they get overwhelmed, they won’t be able to show perfect performances. Even if I get criticized, it just has to be done this way for the artists.”
Even though Yang Hyun Suk is being criticized for being selective against certain shows, he explains that it is for the best. He will not overwhelm and exhaust the stars by over scheduling them. Instead, Yang Hyun Suk wants his stars to perform at their 100% to show their fans a perfect performance.
Big Bang‘s appearance on the March 11th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘ was nothing short of spectacular, ranging from their epic performances to Taeyang’s sudden hug for IU. The interview segment in particular was hilarious, as each member discussed their inspiration for the wild hairstyles.
Big Bang’s Seungri tells it all on Alive Big Bang, about the accidents and how the members came together.
Big Bang‘s leader G-Dragon talks about what he feels about Big Bang’s comeback on Alive Big Bang.
During the SBS “Big Bang Comeback Show – Alive Big Bang” that was broadcast on 9 March, Big Bang’s G-Dragon has expressed that “In this new mini album we’ve included a solo song by Daesung. We know that Daesung can’t sing a medium tempo song and also he wouldn’t be able to meet eyes with fans hence we really felt distressed.”
Idol group Big Bang talked their comeback plans for 2012, and also revealed that YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk is on a diet.
On the March 7th episode of SBS ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the members shared their thoughts on returning to the K-pop scene after a long 10-month hiatus.
“We went through a lot of things last year, but like the lyrics to “Blue“, the winter has passed and Spring is now upon us,” they said. “We hope that 2012 will only be full of warm Spring days for us.”
“This is the first time in a long while that the five of us are promoting together, and we hope this year will be full of abundant promotions and activities,” they continued.
Big Bang‘s first comeback stage will not be on a music program, but instead they will come back on SBS ‘Comeback Show‘.
13 members of YG Entertainment will be on SBS‘s variety show “Strong Heart“, including Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Tablo, Psy, and Gummy.
On the 5th, SBS confirmed to OSEN through a phone call saying “All of Big Bang and 2NE1’s members, along with Se7en, Tablo, Psy, and Gummy have been confirmed to feature on ‘Strong Heart‘.”
They also said “As a YG Special, there will be many new and truthful stories and episodes that have happened within the company.“
Furthermore “‘Strong Heart-YG Special‘ will be filmed on the 15th, and released on the 27th and 3rd of April, broken into two episodes.”
Although Big Bang was completely defeated by running man team members on SBS ‘Running Man‘ they were able to gain favorable image and raise expectations for the second part aired next week.
All Big Bang members were called out for SBS ‘Running Man’ aired on March 4. Daesung who has appeared in many variety shows suggested to do defense to understand the atmosphere.
However T.O.P who is not familiar with variety shows kept following Daesung saying, “I don’t understand the rules,” showing a timid image. He was humiliated to be caught by the mission team early on to be eliminated. Although he had a ‘secret weapon’ to have the person out who also caught him, he took the weakest member of Ji Seok Jin that drew in regret.
Seungri tried to trick people to think he was a spy but in the end he was the first one to be eliminated.
Strong Heart “YG Special” will air on March 27 and April 3 (2 episodes). Confirmed YG artists attending the show are: BIGBANG, Tablo, 2NE1, Psy, Yoo In Na & Kang Hye Jung.
B1A4 clarified the meaning of their group name.
In the episode of SBS TV’s Challenge! 1000 Songs that aired on February 24, B1A4 made a guest appearance and gave a short interview.
Host Lee Hui Jae asked if B1A4 had a meaning, and B1A4 said, “It stands for ‘Be the One All for One.’ It means we’ll try our best as everyone wishes.”
B1A4 also said they had recently been selected as the most promising K-pop star of 2012 by 270,000 people from all over the world. Lee asked Gongchan, “Gongchan seems like he’s never heard of this,” and Gongchan said, “Yes, I didn’t know about that.”
Lee Seung Gi’s last ep of Strong Heart to be ‘YG special’
On the 22nd, a related person from SBS said, “On the 15th March, at Strong Heart, ‘YG special’ where all the singers from YG entertainment will appear will be filmed. The production team are having meetings about various concepts such as Psy being the MC.”
March 15th is the date of the last recording of the current MC of Strong Heart, Lee Seung Gi. Lee Seung Gi is leaving the show in order to concentrate on his acting and singing activities.
SBS has been generous to YG artists. In 2010, when 2NE1 made a comeback on Inkigayo, for the first time ever, they performed 3 songs. In addition, in February 2011 when Big Bang made a comeback, a program called ‘Big Bang Show’ was made. Yang Hyun Suk is also active on SBS Kpop Star at the moment.
Big Bang is having their comeback on March 11 in SBS’s Inkigayo.
A staff member of SBS’s variety shows said in an interview with TV Report, “Big Bang is planning to return on March 11 in Inkigayo. Yet, we’re not sure about the details such as how many songs they will be performing, but they’re certainly giving returning performance on March 11.”
Because Big Bang has experience of performing three of their new songs in Inkigayo before, the group is likely to have another unusual comeback performance this time.
Originally, Big Bang considered returning to TV on March 4 after releasing its mini-album, but the group insisted to postpone the date to March 11 in order to focus on their upcoming concert.
On February 20, Big Bang appeared on SBS “Healing Camp” and addressed questions that many fans have been waiting to ask. G-Dragon and Daesung, in particular, opened up about their respective incidents that were some of the most talked-about issues in all of K-Pop last year.
G-Dragon started off with his marijuana scandal, explaining, “I think it all started when I took a puff off of a cigarette from someone I didn’t know at the after-party in Japan in May, 2011.”
“I believe it would be very hard for many people, including myself, to understand the situation. First of all, it was a party we hosted, and I was really drunk at the time. It was a cigarette given by someone invited to the party, so I didn’t think it was right to reject the offer. Since we were the host, I just took the cigarette and took a puff. I should have been more careful as a celebrity, but it was all my fault,” he added.
He was questioned, “Don’t marijuana and regular tobacco smell different?” But G-Dragon answered, “I was really drunk, and I think I believed it to be a really dark cigarette or cigar. I’ve never been exposed to marijuana so I don’t even know what it smells like.” He was also asked if he couldn’t just tell the difference by the looks of it, but he said, “It wasn’t just impossible to tell the difference, and I’m a smoker, but it looked exactly like the cigarettes I smoke.”
Jisook has revealed the identity of her ex- boyfriend.
Jisook, a member of Rainbow has revealed who her ex-boyfriend was when she was filmming ‘Strong Heart‘ for SBS TV.
She said, ‘when I was a trainee,I met my ex- boyfriend who is now a famous member of an idol group. When we were trainees, this boyfriend gave me a lot of help and even for now, we are still good friends.’
The MC Lee Seung Gi asked ,‘ is he from a 5-member group? ‘ She answered ambiguously, ‘ 5- member groups or groups have less than 5 people but the 5-member groups are included.’
At the end of the episode of SBS “Healing Camp” that featured Yoon Jong Shin on February 13, a brief preview was shown about the highly anticipated Big Bang Episode that will broadcast next week.
Previously, we reported that Big Bang members G-Dragon and Daesung would be appearing on SBS ‘Healing Camp‘. We have received further information about the recording.
According to reports, the show will take place at YG headquarters in Seoul. G-Dragon and Daesung will once again be apologizing to viewers and fans through the show for their previous controversies, which includes a fatal car accident and marijuana usage. Their first formal apology occurred back in December of last year during the ‘15th Anniversary YG Family Concert‘.
An insider from the show revealed that the two members had a long talk with hosts Lee Kyung Kyu, Kim Jae Dong, and Han Hye Jin as they reflected back on the hardships they suffered in 2011. The two idols firmly stated, “We want to apologize before asking for forgiveness.”
Fortunately, the mood of the set wasn’t all dark and sad. Fellow members Taeyang, T.O.P, and Seungri also made appearances during the middle of the show and really brightened the atmosphere with fun talks.
“KPOP STAR” Taeyang + Gong Minji give one-day lessons… “I used to be bad at singing, too”
Big Bang’s Taeyang and 2NE1’s Gong Minji are coming out as vocal trainers for a one-day lesson.
On the episode airing this coming 11th on SBS ‘Survival Audition – KPOP Star’ (also known as “KPOP Star”), Taeyang and Gong Minji are expected to make an appearance for one day as vocal trainers for YG Entertainment training.
With the two of them suddenly coming into the picture, it it said that the mood of the filming site rose with heat. The two will be training each contestant with a ‘1-on-1 one-point lesson’ strategy, unlike the first round of training they had before.
Big Bang members, G-Dragon and Daesung, have decided to open up about their respective controversies through SBS TV‘s ’Healing Camp‘.
On February 10th, an SBS representative revealed that the two idols wrapped up recording for the show, where they discussed their personal struggles after getting embroiled in scandals involving marijuana and a fatal car accident.
“The two carefully talked about how they felt when the controversies emerged, and the pain they went through during their hiatus,” said a staff member.
G-Dragon and Daesung apologized to their fans back in December of 2011 when they performed for the ‘15th Anniversary YG Family Concert‘. Additionally, Daesung made his small-screen comeback after a long hiatus through MBN‘s drama, ‘What’s Up‘. Their upcoming appearance on ‘Healing Camp’, however, will mark both G-Dragon and Daesung’s first move to talk publicly about their scandals.