YouTube is pumping up 2020 virtual pomp-and-circumstance circuit with a video graduation ceremony, including commencement addresses delivered by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" original special will feature other celebs and notable names including BTS, Lady Gaga and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The festival-style lineup will feature […]
James Corden is to present a primetime Late Late Show special after production on the CBS talkshow was shut down earlier this month due to the coronavirus crisis. The entertainer is hosting Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special on Monday March 30 at 10pm. It will feature the Brit in his garage, chatting with […]
Ciara has become the latest musician to cancel a concert over concerns for the spreading coronavirus. Her March 19 concert at the brand new USO center in Ford Hood, Tex., has been postponed to later this year, she told Variety in a statement. The grand opening of the venue will also be rescheduled for this […]
BTS has canceled concerts planned for Korea, the group announced on Thursday, Feb. 27, due to concerns about the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. According to a post on an official BTS Twitter (@bts_bighit), "Map of the Soul" tour shows scheduled for April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Seoul's Jamsil Olympic Stadium have been called off, […]
Remarks about BTS made on "The Howard Stern Show” are being called "racist" by both listeners and the show's host. During the February 24 episode of the SiriusXM staple, Howard Stern -- a notorious germaphobe -- brought up growing concern over the deadly coronavirus with his cast of comedic cohorts. The topic turned to BTS […]
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Dick Clark Productions and ABC today announced that Post Malone will join America’s most-watched New Year’s Eve special, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” with a headlining performance live from New York City’s Times Square, just minutes before the ball drops. Making his Times Square debut, Post Malone will be joined […]
The two acts posed for photos at Variety's 2019 Hitmakers brunch in Los Angeles on Friday.BTS tease collaboration with Billie Eilish Alex Young
The recent death of Korean pop star Goo Hara once again raises concerns about the unbearably high pressures of K-pop fame.
Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defense ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars. The decision is likely to fuel debate in South Korea, which remains technically at war with North Korea, about whether entertainers and athletes should have to do their full military service, of about 18 months, when they might be at the peak of their careers. "Exempting pop culture artists from military service even though they have made a contribution to the country's reputation is not in line with the government's stance to uphold justice and fairness," the ministry said in announcing its decision on Thursday.
The K-pop group will broadcast one of their upcoming stadium shows in Seoul, South Korea, live in cinemas. "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself [The Final]" will be filmed on October 27 at Seoul's Olympic Stadium, which also hosts two additional "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" shows on October 26 and 29. The concert film will be screened simultaneously in cinemas across various Asian countries, including Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
K-pop superstar group BTS is taking an extended break to "enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly," their agency said Monday. Big Hit Entertainment said a concert Sunday in Seoul was the group's last scheduled performance before the seven members take "vacations" for the first time since their 2013 debut. The agency didn't say when BTS will perform again.
With new trailers out for both "Top Gun: Maverick" and "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," we're bringing you a special episode of "Beat the Street," featuring a question about two movie stars named Tom: Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks. British DJ and presenter Harriet Rose will be walking around looking for people to ask questions to and play weird games with. First up, "Who has appeared in more movies, Tom Hanks or Tom Cruise?" If you even know who Tom Hanks is, you'll do better than these contestants. Then Harriet will be asking an American tourist to act out movies using a very special prop (and star of the show), The Slinky of Success. Better watch out when you're next walking the streets, as Harriet and her slinky might be coming your way.
Imagine you're on your lunch break and some guy in a cheap fancy dress costume comes up to you and asks, "How many people have ever walked on the moon?" You know those two people went up there that one time, but did anyone ever go back? Is there anyone on the moon right now? Maybe they have a Starbucks up there by now. According to that YouTube video you were watching at 3am the other day, we never went there at all, so maybe the answer is zero. You don't know what to believe anymore, and now you're late for work. Comedian Russell Hicks has donned his best spacesuit so he can ask this and other space-themed questions to whatever random strangers he comes across, before he returns to whatever planet he's from. It'll be out of this world, we promise.
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Loyal BTS fans prompted an apology from Australia's 20toOne for a segment about the Korean boy band deemed xenophobic and racist.
Don't mess with BTS stans. After an owner of New York Korean barbecue chain Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong posted a video of the K-pop band dining at his Midtown restaurant, fans claimed he was violating BTS' privacy rights and flooded the eatery with one-star Yelp reviews in retaliation. Members of the group dined in the […]
Hell hath no fury like the BTS Army scorned, so when a promised BTS announcement didn't happen Tuesday, fans demanded an explanation, an apology, or the hour back of their lives that they’d just wasted.