[SBS Star] Former iKON B.I to Make His Official Comeback as a Singer
B.I, formerly of K-pop boy group iKON, is making his official return to the music industry. On May 7, B.I's management agency IOK Company 131LABEL shared an image that tells details of B.I's latest release. According to the image, B.I is planned to release a global single on May 14 (KST). Then on June 1 (KST), B.I will be dropping his first full album. Following the news, B.I uploaded an edited video of himself on his Instagram. In the video, B.I is looking busy working on his new music;; it is assumed the video was recently filmed when he was busy focusing on his music. Instagram에서 이 게시물 보기 B.I(@shxxbi131)님의 공유 게시물 Previously in March, B.I released a special album 'Midnight Blue' as part of a donation project called 'LOVE STREAMING'. All profit made from 'Midnight Blue' was donated to World Vision―an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organization. This comeback will mark B.I's official return to the industry for the first time in about two years. B.I left iKON and YG Entertainment in June 2019 after he was accused of purchasing and using illicit drugs back in 2016. Then earlier this year, it was revealed that B.I was appointed as a management agency IOK Company's executive director. (Credit IOK Company 131LABEL, 'shxxbi131' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.07 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: Conan O'Brien Gives a Hilarious Response to J-HOPE Accidentally Calling Him "Curtain"
American television host Conan O'Brien hilariously responded to J-HOPE of K-pop boy group BTS accidentally calling him 'Curtain'. On May 4, a new episode of BTS' show 'Run BTS!' was unveiled online. In this episode, the members of BTS played a game where they were asked to identify various celebrities just by looking their photos. During the game when a photo of Conan O'Brien came out, J-HOPE confidently blurted out 'Curtain'. He immediately collapsed in convulsive laughter as his fellow members JIN and JIMIN scolded him for not recognizing Conan O'Brien. In response to this, J-HOPE laughingly commented, 'I got confused for a moment!' Then on May 5, Conan O'Brien took to his YouTube to talk about this recent episode of 'Run BTS!'. After showing this part of 'Run BTS!', Conan O'Brien said with a straight face, 'Curtain. He called me Curtain!' Conan O'Brien continued with anger, 'He said I was a curtain, and I've been to Korea! I was popular there!' He resumed, 'I'll get you BTS. Oh, I'll get you good.', then laughingly added, 'By that, I mean I'll silently resent you. I have no power to do anything to you.' He went on while laughing, 'I'm very old and on the way out, you guys are pretty much running the world. So when I say I'll get you, I just mean I'm going to stew in my own juices.' (Credit 'Team Coco' YouTube, 'BTS' NAVER V LIVE) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.07 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Producer Na Young-seok Shares a Hilarious Reason Why He Hates(?) EXO KAI
Renowned producer Na Young-seok revealed a funny reason why he hates(?) KAI of K-pop boy group EXO. On May 5, Na Young-seok shared a new video on his YouTube. The video showed Na Young-seok talking about the time when he filmed a show with KAI in the past. Na Young-seok said, 'At that time, I had to style myself well. I went to a clothing store, and chose a shirt and pair of pants.' The producer resumed, 'Then, I thought to myself, 'A vest would go well with these. I should buy one..' So, I asked KAI if he could choose one for me.' He continued, 'I went to pay after he chose a vest for me, and the cashier was like, 'It's 700,000 won (approximately 622 dollars).' I was like, 'What?!'' He went on, 'It turned out the vest was 500,000 won (approximately 444 dollars). The vest didn't even fit me perfectly! That's when I started hating KAI.' KAI laughed and responded, 'Actually, I thought about buying that vest, but put it back down as it was too expensive.' With a cheeky smile, KAI added, 'Well, it was all planned if you get what I mean.' To this, Na Young-seok laughingly commented, 'Seriously?! You made me pay for it all for you?' (Credit '채널 십오야' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Jin Goo Shares How Song Hye Kyo Changed Over the Years
Actor Jin Goo shared how actress Song Hye Kyo has changed over the years. On May 6 episode of SBS POWER FM 'Kim Yeong-cheol's Power FM', Jin Goo made a guest appearance. During the talk, Jin Goo talked about working with Song Hye Kyo for the first time in about 13 years for 'Descendants of the Sun' in 2016. Jin Goo previously worked with Song Hye Kyo in a drama 'All In' back in 2003. The actor stated, 'Song Hye Kyo hasn't changed at all. She was just as pretty, kind and hard-working.' He emphasized her stunning appearance, 'She was so pretty.' Then, Jin Goo mentioned working with actress Han Ji Min for 'All In' as well. Jin Goo said, 'We played roles of students at that time. I wonder how those kids in the drama would have grown.' He continued, 'But if I had an opportunity to work with Han Ji Min again, then I would love to try filming something romantic with her.' (Credit 'bohyunahn' Instagram, SBS POWER FM Kim Yeong-cheol's Power FM) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Justin Bieber Is Dropping a Collaborative Track with BTS?
Canadian singer Justin Bieber is reportedly releasing a collaborative track with K-pop boy group BTS. On April 29, the U.S. news outlet Page Six reported that Justin Bieber and BTS are collaborating on a new song. According to the report, they are taking their time on it and going to make sure it is released right. It is speculated that the track could be part of a deluxe release of Justin Bieber's recently-released album 'Justice' to keep the album on the charts. Earlier last month, BTS' record label HYBE bought Ithaca Holdings for a reported 1 billion dollars. The merger brought BTS, Justin Bieber, American singer-songwriters Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and more. This collaboration of the two acts thought to be the result of a merger between their record companies. Previously, BTS named Justin Bieber as their musical influence in various past interviews. Justin Bieber also showed his love for the group when he did a voiceover for a segment on 'E! News' last year. At that time, Justin Bieber said, 'If anyone knows how to make history, it's BTS. The K-pop group has been shattering records across the global music industry.' In addition to that, he posted a TikTok video of himself lip-syncing to a chant of the names of the group's members, and even wished JUNGKOOK a happy birthday on social media. Upon hearing the news, thousands of Beliebers (the name of Justin Bieber's fandom) and ARMY (the name of BTS' fandom) have been expressing their great excitement online. (Credit 'justinbieber' Instagram, 'bangtan.official' Facebook) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Wang Seok-hyeon Shares He Proposed to Park Bo Young During 'Speed Scandal'
Actor Wang Seok-hyeon revealed that he proposed to actress Park Bo Young while they were filming 'Speed Scandal' together. On May 5 episode of MBC's television show 'Radio Star', Wang Seok-hyun made a guest appearance. During the talk, Wang Seok-hyun was asked about starring in a hit movie 'Speed Scandal' with Park Bo Young back in 2008. Wang Seok-hyeon said, 'I was five years old (Korean age) when I filmed the movie. The competition for the role was fierce at that time. I was chosen out of over 1000 applicants.' He continued, 'In the movie, Park Bo Young played the role of my mother. I really liked her. I almost took her as my real mother.' Then, Wang Seok-hyeon said he cried during shooting once. The actor said, 'Something happened on site, and I cried my eyes out at that time. Park Bo Young came and comforted me.' He laughingly resumed, 'I remember saying something crazy to her then. I was like, 'Are you going to marry me if I stop crying?'' Upon hearing this, the hosts asked whether he currently keeps in touch with Park Bo Young. Wang Seok-hyeon pulled a sad face and answered, 'No. I would love to though.' (Credit LOTTE Entertainment, MBC Radio Star) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] BTS J-HOPE Attends His Sister Jung Jiwoo's Wedding Ceremony
K-pop boy group BTS' member J-HOPE went to his older sister social media influencer Jung Jiwoo's wedding ceremony. On May 5, some photos of J-HOPE at a wedding ceremony were shared online. In the photos, J-HOPE was with neatly-styled blonde hair and black tuxedo. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone including J-HOPE wore a mask throughout the ceremony. Even with a mask on, J-HOPE still looked amazingly handsome. It turned out that the wedding ceremony was Jung Jiwoo's, who recently announced to marry a non-celebrity. On this day, J-HOPE's fellow members V, JIN and RM also went to the wedding ceremony. They were seen on sitting down watching Jung Jiwoo's once-in-a-lifetime beautiful moments together. After the ceremony, J-HOPE kindly took photos with the guests who asked for photos as well. (Credit Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.06 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] JUNGKOOK Shares that the Existence of ARMY Differentiates BTS from All Other Groups
JUNGKOOK of K-pop boy group BTS shared what makes BTS different from all other groups. Recently, BTS guested on an Indonesian television show 'Waktu Indonesia Belanja' by Tokopedia. During the talk, the members of BTS answered various fun questions that fans wanted to know. One of the questions that JUNGKOOK received was, 'What do you think makes BTS special? What differentiates BTS from other groups?' JUNGKOOK answered, 'It's definitely ARMY. Their existence makes it a huge difference.' He explained, 'ARMY are as important to me as my fellow group members. The fact that they are always with us is what differentiates us from all other groups.' Then JUNGKOOK talked about not being able to meet ARMY due to the COVID-19 outbreak. JUNGKOOK said, 'Please make sure to take good care of yourselves for the time being. Look after your health, guys.' He continued, 'We're all waiting for the day to meet you again. Please continue to support us even if we are a little distant from each other. Thank you.' ARMY are fans of BTS; there are millions of ARMY around the world. (Credit Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.05.01 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Seo In Guk Shares Where His 'Superstar K' Prize Went
Singer Seo In Guk revealed how he spent his prize of multi-million won 'Superstar K' prize. On April 29 episode of SBS POWER FM's radio show 'Kim Yeong-chul's Power FM', Seo In Guk made a guest appearance. During the talk, Seo In Guk reminisced the past when he won Mnet's talent show 'Superstar K' back in 2009. Seo In Guk said, 'It kind of makes me cringe when I watch myself from that time. I sound so young.' He laughingly continued, 'I feel like I had a very strong Gyeongsang-do dialect at that time as well.' Then, the host Kim Yeong-chul asked how he spent his prize, which was 100 million won (approximately 89,000 dollars). Seo In Guk answered, 'Well, I gave all of it to my parents right away. But they told me they haven't spent it yet.' He went on, 'They kept on saying that they can't spend it, because they want to use that money for me later on.' He sighed and added, 'I gave it to them, you know. It's not my money anymore, but I don't think they feel that way.' (Credit Mnet Superstar K, 'seo_cccc' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.04.30 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Lee Chan-hyuk Shares a Funny Reason Why He Wanted to Stop Living with Lee Su-hyun
Lee Chan-hyuk of K-pop duo AKMU shared a hilarious reason why he did not want to live with his fellow member younger sister Lee Su-hyun anymore. On April 26 episode of JTBC's television show 'Hooray to My Independence' (literal translation), Lee Chan-hyuk hilariously described his relationship with Lee Su-hyun. As Lee Su-hyun recently moved out of home and started living by herself, the hosts asked Lee Chan-hyuk whether he has visited her new place yet. Lee Chan-hyuk said, 'Well, it's been like two months she moved out, but I still haven't visited her new place yet. I mean, I've thought about going there plenty of times, but...' He laughingly continued, 'I definitely feel like I should go there as she's my family, but it's just not that easy for some reason.' Then, Lee Su-hyun said, 'When I used to live with him, my friends used to come over every now and then. At those times, I used to ask him if he could come out of his room in the nicest way as I could.' She went on, 'But he never came out. Instead, he ordered chicken for us to share together.' When asked why he ordered chicken for them, Lee Chan-hyuk responded, 'It's so that they stay in her room and don't come out.' The hosts laughed and commented, 'It seems like you really didn't want to come out of your room, Chan-hyuk. How did you feel when Su-hyun asked you to come out?' Lee Chan-hyuk answered with a playful smile, 'I think that was when I started dreaming about living on my own.' Lee Chan-hyuk and Lee Su-hyun are talented siblings who first appeared in SBS' survival audition show 'K-pop Star Season 2' in 2012. The duo joined YG Entertainment following their appearance, and made their official debut with an album 'PLAY' in April 2014. (Credit JTBC Hooray to My Independence, '2pdate' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.04.28 | 방송/연예