CNN chose Whitney Houston's death, the breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and the love scandal surrounding the main actress of the movie "Twilight" Kristen Stewart as the top three entertainment news of 2012.
Jiyeon News 2012
Such cases led the government to initiate a comprehensive inspection of the talent agencies. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said there are about 1,000 talent agencies in the country, while only half are registered. The ministry said it will push for new regulations concerning the creation of such agencies including minimum requirements for assets, office space and employees.
This year kicked it back to the 1990s. With members of Gen X - people born from the late 1960s through the early 1980s - today's biggest consumers and at the center of content creation, the culture of the 1990s dominated the industry in 2012.
Culture critics point to the release of a Korean film, "Architecture 101", as the contributor to this nostalgic boom. The film tells the story of a 35-year-old man's first love, flashing back to the early '90s when they met for the first time. The flick has reignited throwback fever among Koreans and has made the fashion, music and celebrities of the period cool once again.
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Kara will be cooking for the fans?
A DSP Media official commented, KARA is currently working in preparing for the comeback in the latter half of 2012, the concept and schedules have yet to be concretely confirmed. Besides, the member solo songs will also be released one by one before the album but there is no plan for performance or promotion. Please be patient and give you support for KARA new releases."
The 6th 20s Choice Awards was packed with a fresh wave of top stars which battled out in a variety of categories, including Male/Female Drama Star, Male/Female Movie Star, Trendy Music, Online Music, Variety Star, Global Star and Social Artist, among many others.
The winners were chosen by combining 50 percent of online votes, 30 percent research results among those in their 20s and 20 percent from expert judge scores.
According to YG Entertainment on June 27th, Big Bang will be meeting their fans in China with three concerts in three consecutive weeks. The boys will make their stops in Shanghai on July 21st, Guangzhou on July 28th, and Beijing on August 4th.
The groups first full-length Japanesealbum Girls Generation was released in June last year and is stillrecording high sales with the album certified Million by the RecordingIndustry Association of Japan (RIAJ) earlier this month, which makesthem the second Korean artist to have achieved the Millioncertification after their senior BoAs Best of Soul compilation albummore than seven years ago.
Girls Generation were no strangers tothe MTV VMAJ awards as they won two out of three nominations last year,namely the Best Group Video and Best Karaokee! Song awards for theJapanese remake of their hit single Genie, where they beat Black EyedPeas, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Ikimono-gakari andw-inds for the awards.
The awards represent the success of thegroup in Japan, who had made their debut in the country only less thantwo years ago in August 2010, and their upcoming release Paparazzi hasalready gotten huge support and response from Japanese andinternational fans alike. The group has also kicked off theirpromotional activities for Paparazzi on TV Asahis Music Station onFriday.
After confirming their first stops in North America, Big Bang has revealed the date and venue for the Los Angeles concert. According to the groups official Facebook, Big Bangs LA concert is currently scheduled for November 3rd at the Honda Center.