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Archive for November, 2009

Yoo Jae-suk, the nation’s most popular comedian and TV presenter, will reportedly bow out of several TV variety shows he has been hosting for years amid declining viewer rates.

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It’s unfortunate that Taemin was diagnosed with swine flu just before the SHINee concert in Manila on Friday, Nov. 27.

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The agency of Wonder Girls, 2AM, and 2PM, JYP Entertainment, has stated that they are against the use of slave contracts.

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Korean top singer and actor Rain is drawing keen attention from CNN, MTV and other international media as “Ninja Assassin” barrels into theaters on Wednesday in the United States and on Thursday in Korea. They are introducing Rain and the movie ― in which he plays Raizo, a revenge-seeking ninja ― on their Web sites in a largely positive tone.

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The five members of K-pop boy band TVXQ will put on a performance together for a Nippon Television music show on Thursday in Japan, the first time in about three months that all members will perform together. Three of the five members are currently in a dispute with their agency SM Entertainment.

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K-pop stars Wheesung, f(x), 2PM, 2AM, U-Kiss and 4Minute will be heading to Shanghai this week for a concert and fashion show.

2PM receiving their award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)

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SM Entertainment has again showed that it was out to completely destroy TVXQ members Youngwoong Jaejoong, Xiah Junsu and Micky Yoochun when it issued an angry statement regarding the trio’s appearance in the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

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Well, 360 people are now jumping for joy after Arirang TV announced the fans who have been picked to watch the SHINee concert, or the Philippines-Korea Friendship Festival, on Nov. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

More than 8,000 Filipino and non-Filipino fans have applied for tickets but the number of tickets available was limited.

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Actor Kim Nam-gil, the rising star who plays Bidam in the MBC TV hit drama “The Great Queen Seondeok,” has been diagnosed with influenza A (H1N1).

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Song Byung-joon, 49, head of Group Eight, which produced the drama “Boys Over Flowers,” will tie the knot with TV actress Lee Seung-min, 30, on Jan. 3 in Seoul.

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Actor Lee Byung-hun is being paid 100 million won per episode for his starring role in “Iris,” a smash-hit drama now being broadcast on KBS2-TV.

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Jessica, a member of top girl group Girls’ Generation, has been picked as the No. 1 entertainer for dating when the first snow falls.

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Kpop boy band SHINee is coming to the Philippines for a concert on November 27 at 5PM.

A source confirmed to Soju and Other Inanities that the popular boy group will be taking part in an event in Manila, which will be held at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philipines.

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SM Entertainment, the agency for five-member K-pop boy band TVXQ, said Friday the group’s domestic comeback that was originally planned for early next year won’t come to fruition as three rebellious members remain defiant against the agency.

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Popular singer-actor Lee Seung-ki has been diagnosed with the influenza A (H1N1) virus, becoming the latest in a string of entertainers who have come down with the flu.

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JYP’s lies and deception

The announcement by Park Jin-young or JYP, the head honcho of JYPE entertainment, that Jaebum may come back as member of 2PM should be taken with a grain of salt.

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A funeral ceremony for actor Lee Gwang-gi’s son who died from influenza A (H1N1) Sunday took place at a hospital in Ilsan, north of Seoul, Tuesday, with families and the father’s fellow entertainers weeping.

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For his first Hollywood lead role in “Ninja Assassin,” Rain had to forget he was a pop star and trained alongside stuntmen for six hours a day, over six months ― all when he could have been comfortably playing sweet TV roles or dancing onstage for staunch Asian fans.

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SM Entertainment has again shown its greed for money when its CEO, Kim Young Min, announced that the entertainment agency will issue another contract to its artists.

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2PM teaser videos: Another JYP ploy

JYP is known for melodramatics and hype so it’s not surprising to see the new 2PM teasers with clear references to the group being seven members.

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