Cable channel tvN previously announced that they had picked up After School’s UEE’s golf drama, ‘Birdie Buddy‘. Unfortunately, they may not be airing it after all.
On June 28th, the productions staff for the drama said, “We are discussing over everything optimistically but it has not been confirmed 100%. We are open to all possibilities at the moment.”
Until now, the makers scheduled for an August release date on tvN. The contract covered many details, which is why it was true that the whole deal had been thoroughly and positively planned. Unfortunately, they have reached some difficulties with the final signings because of the way cable scheduling works.
The production staff said, “When we were contracting with UEE, we promised a major network. We need to figure it out with UEE’s company. This is not a big problem so we think it won’t cause a huge damage on the final contract.”
The drama already has faced a lot of hardship, so this is definitely another hurdle to jump over.
The male version of Pledis Entertainment’s After School, ‘After School Boys‘, has revealed that they will be making their debut at the end of this year.
They’re currently comprised of four members that are training within the company, but an additional one or two will be added through further auditions.
A representative of Pledis said, “We’re currently thinking of a total of five to six members. They’ll be making their debut at the end of the year, and After School Boys is not their official name. We’ll be finalizing their name soon before going into deciding on their music and stage concept.”
They continued, “As a company that only houses female artists like Son Dambi and After School, we’ve piqued the interest of fans with our first ever male group. They’ll be a group featuring a different and unique feel.”
Joo Yeon tweeted - Manager came to my home and fetch me But due to heavy rain the road was blocked and we couldn't get through.. Therefore! We took the subway!!! It has been a few years!!!.. Wuuang.. Happy!! kekekekeke It was too crowded so I couldn't take a photo as a proof.. ㅜㅜHing.. (Cry)
Uee tweeted - (mentioned Raina) Come back carefully!!!Careful not to catch a cold!!!It's your duty to take care of Jung Ah Unnie who aged a little bit Raina~ㅜㅜhehe Her body is a little weak~ hehe Shhhh! Keep it as a secret from Jung Ah Unnie!!^^ hehe Hwaiting!!^^
After School has been chosen to become brand models for the cosmetic company Saem.
The combination of After School’s unique and charismatic charms is expected to attract a lot of attention and increase brand awareness. After School’s popularity has risen not only from their powerful performances but also from members involvement in entertainment areas like dramas and variety shows. Even though shooting the ads lasted from morning until late at night the members of After School were ”consistently bright and cheerful in appearance”.
“After School also recently developed into Hallyu stars, and have gained great popularity abroad” which will most likely “enhance the brand image and increase awareness”. The company is hoping that partnering with After School will publicize the brand and attract potential customers into trying their products. With a group as beautiful and talented as After School this won’t be hard to do.
안녕하세요^^여러분의 사랑을 듬뿍 받고 있는 2 0 이에요ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 제가 들어오면 눈팅?ㅋㅋ 만하고 그냥 나갔었는데 드디어 이렇게 글을 쓰는날이 오네요 ㅋㅋㅋ 사실 제가 첫 방송때 뮤직뱅크에서 저를 처음보시는 분들이 알아봐주시고 각종 편지와 응원의 메세지를 보내주셨을때 깜짝 놀랬어요. 이렇게 나를 응원해 주는 분들이 많구나,,,,,감동 먹었어요.. 제 이름을 불러주실때마다 힘이 마구 솟아올라요 참 여러분들이 주셨던 편지들 한글자도 빼놓지 않고 정성껏 다 읽었어요^^ 항상 무대에 오를 때마다 여러분이 있기에 설렌다는거 ♡
오늘 도전천곡녹화를 마치고 요번유닛 컨셉을 맞추고 녹음을 하는 도중에!! 글쌔!주연언니가 카페에 글남기는 것을 봤어요! 그래서 안되겠다, 녹음끝나면 나도 집에가서 여러분과 자그만한 글을 남겨서라도 여러분과 함께하고 싶어서ㅜㅜ 지금 12시가 넘은 시간에 신이나서 컴퓨터앞에 앉아 있습니다^^* 참 여러분 요즘 비도 많이 오고 태풍도 온다고 하는데 이제 비 많이오니까 우산 꼭 챙기시고 어디 나갈일 없으시면 밖에서 비 맞지 않게 집에 계세요~사실 집이 최고에요ㅋㅋ
본론 으로 들어가서?ㅋㅋㅋ 이제곧 다가올 7월 9일 제 생에 첫 팬미팅에서 여러분을 만난다고 생각하니까 기대되요ㅋㅋㅋ 빨리 여러분 보고 싶어용ㅠㅠ
네?????뭐라구요???? 여러분도 제가 빨리 보고싶어 죽겠다고요 ???아하 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 조금만 기다려주세요~
저도 그날까지 여러분을 기다리고 있답니다ㅜㅜ
애프터스쿨 유닛도 기대많이 해주세요^^
저 222222 00000000000 이 많이 사랑해주실거죠??ㅋㅋㅋ
네????? 아이고 정말 ㅠㅠ…………. 여러분의 함성소리.. 여기까지 들리네요 ㅠㅠㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
제 곁에 항상 플레이걸즈가 있기 때문에 가슴 뛰는일을 하고 있어요^^ 마지막으로 … 사랑합니다♡ ps.이영아닷컴 감사합니다 ㅜㅜ 감동 먹었어요♥
Hello^^It’s 2 0 [In korean, 2 = Ee and 0 = Young] who received plenty of love from everyoneㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Surprised that i’m here?ㅋㅋFinally the day when i write message here like this has comeㅋㅋㅋ Actually, when I had my first broadcasting on Music Bank, the first time people met me, I received letters and when people sent cheering messages for me, I’m so surprised . There are a lot of people who are cheering for me,,,,I’m so touched.. When screaming my name, it gives me strength I also read carefully the letters that everyone gave to me^^ Everytime i went up on stage, i was always thrilled because of you guys ♡
Today, after filming 1000 songs challenge, We picked a concept and started recording!! I’m not sure! Then i saw Juyeon unnie writing message on fancafe! So, i finished recording and went to home and felt i wanted to leave a message for you ㅜㅜ Now, it is past midnight and i’m sitting in front of computer^^* Everyone, recently rain has been falling a lot, and there’s also a typhoon, because the rain has come so many times always bring an umbrella or else if it’s raining outside, just stay at home~Actually, home is the bestㅋㅋ
Back to the topic?ㅋㅋㅋ
Because I was thinking that i’m gonna meet you on my first fanmeeting soon, at 9th July, I anticipate itㅋㅋㅋI wanna meet everyone quicklyㅠㅠ
What????What do you say????
You guys said it’s gonna be good if you meet me quickly???Aha ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Please wait a little bit~
Me too, Until that day comes i’ll waitㅜㅜ
Please also look forward for After School’s Sub Units^^
[You] Gonna give me, 222222 00000000000 [E-Young] lots of love right??ㅋㅋㅋ
Yes????? Aigoo, Reallyㅠㅠ…………. I can even hear sound of your shouting here..ㅠㅠㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Because of playgirlz always on my side, my heart is beating^^ Lastly… I Love You♡
안녕하세용~!!!!! 오랜만이죠!!!!ㅎㅎ 지금 전!! 녹음실에서 녹음하다가.. 휴식차~~ !! 카페에 들어왔어요^^ 저희가 이제 만날 날이 얼마 안남았네요!!! ㅎㅎ D-Day 10이예용!!!ㅎㅎㅎ 함께 할 생각에 설레입니다아아아!!!으흐흐흐 깜짝 서프라이즈 저의 은밀한………무언가가…. 준비되어있으니!!!! 많이 기대해주삼용!!!!!ㅎㅎㅎ 저랑 저희 멤버들은 그날만은 기다리고있어요!! 마니마니 와주세요!!!!!^^ 글구 유닛도 많이 기대해주시구요!!! 이히히 그럼 다들…. 행복하세욤!!!!
Hello~!!!!! It’s been a long time right!!!!ㅎㅎ
Now!! I’m in the recording studio and having a break after recording~~ !! (then) i came to the PlayGirlz Cafe ^^
Now It’s only a few days until the day we gonna meet!!! ㅎㅎ D-Day 10 !!!ㅎㅎㅎ I’m thrilled just by thinking of it!!!으흐흐흐 A surprise……..something secret… has been prepared!!!! please look forward!!!!!ㅎㅎㅎ
Me and the members have been waiting for the day!! Please come!!!!!^^
And please look forward to the Sub Units too!!! 이히히
Kahi tweeted - That's right. It depends on how I act now. Although life is long Today was short. Don't waste it. Don't squander it. Look for fun and thankful little happiness. Intelligently foster the heart and thoughts which come back and forth several tens of times everyday.
Playgirlz and Playboys, get ready: the ladies of After School have unleashed their first fan meeting in a year, and it sounds like there’s going to be plenty to keep the fans busy.
The fan meeting, which will take place on July 9th, will notably feature a solo stage by the graduating Bekah,who is going back to Hawaii to focus on her studies. Her solo stage is gaining extra attention for being composed and choreographed by the charismatic rapper herself.
Apart from Bekah’s performance, the meeting will also feature a live performance of UEE’s digital single, “Sok Sok Sok“, as well as performances from the other members of After School.
“We’ve been preparing for the fan meeting not just as a string of performances, but as something to do together with our fans,” said Pledis Entertainment, After School’s parent company.
The fans were enthusiastic about the news, “I’ll definitely be there, if only to catch Bekah’s farewell stage”, one fan commented.
Today the MV teaser for Kan Jong Wook’s song “Even After a Day” featuring Raina was released. Afterwards the teaser caught the attention of both fans and netizens who are anxiously waiting to both hear and see the results from the singers duet due to their striking vocals. Both Jong Wook and Raina were said to have sung their parts in “a friendly atmosphere and were satisfied with the results”.
Jong Wook’s emotional voice combined with Raina’s beautiful voice has caught the attention of many while expectations of what the complete song will sound like has risen expectations among fans. Luckily fans and interested netizens won’t have to wait for long. The full audio version of “Even After a Day” will be released at Midnight on June 29th.
If you haven’t seen/heard the teaser yet click here
Kahi’s friend recently revealed Kahi’s unstoppable Dance Instincts on “Declaration of Freedom Saturday – SECRET”.
On the episode that aired on June 25th, Kahi’s friend revealed Kahi’s secret through a prior recording. Kahi’s friend told the studio “Kahi likes to dance on the speaker at Clubs” she then added “Even if asked her to get off (of the speaker) she just kept going up again”
Kahi responded, “I was only kidding. I was playing excitingly, Because she kept asking me to get off I Mischievously went back and forth”. After this confession Kahi reenacted how she danced on the speaker to the delight of the audience.
U-ie’s position as an MC on the show ‘Night After Night’ will most likely come to an end.
U-ie has been an MC on the show since November of 2010 and has been a great asset due to her popularity and entertaining charms. An official from ‘Night After Night’ released a statement detailing how busy U-ie was due to her commitments to the show along with After School’s activities. Also, U-ie will be starring in the upcoming drama ‘Golden Pond’ which is sure to take up even more of her time. The official also mentioned that even without U-ie leaving the shows format was due to naturally change at some point.
Hopefully after U-ie’s drama starts she can appear on ‘Night After Night’ as a guest. It would be interesting to see her interact with her old co-hosts as a guest insead of an MC
Two weeks ago, we revealed the first glimpse of tvN’s new show “Show Show Show“. On June 26th, the show finally aired its premiere episode!
‘Show Show Show’ reinvents variety shows, as it is formatted as a music show that revolves around special performances–such as singing, dancing and comedy–from singers that are typically seen during the end-of-the-year awards.
The show will allow singers to pay tributes to fellow senior, junior or colleague singers of all types of genres–such as ballad, trot, rock, dance, and indie–through joint stages, parodies and comedy sketches.
In fact, fans will get the chance to see the nation’s legendary singers sing and dance to idol group songs while idols put on special stages to their seniors’ songs with their own flavor. The program, in short, will give artists the chance to put on their own special performance for the world to see.
The show will allow artists to be hands-on and experimental with their performances.
For example, if an artist chooses to put on a special stage, they will have total control over the set, lighting, props, and even costumes for their performance. It will be the ultimate opportunity for artists to express their creativity through showcasing their talent freely.
Idol girl group After School was one of the many performers on the show recorded on June 14th and this will be the last time you will see Bekah performing as an After School member as she has recently graduated from the group. Kahi also sizzled in her collaboration stage with Chuli & Miae.
With the summer just around the corner, major female artists are returning with new singles. F(x)’s “Hot Summer” and Secret’s “Starlight Moonlight” have already made strides on various music charts, but other female artists are also making, or already made, comebacks to heat up the summer K-Pop scene. We put together seven female artists expected make comebacks this summer. Take a look!
DSP Media released Rainbow’s new track “Sweet Dream” on June 22nd. This dreamy yet sweet pop dance number features Japan’s popular producer Daishi Dance. The members have come up with the “Dragonfly Dance,” where they move with their eyes closed, and so far it’s been well-received by fans.
On June 24th, YG Entertainment’s 2NE1 made their grand return with their new single, “I am the Best.” Produced by Teddy, “I am the Best” is a powerful track with a mixture of electronic and hip-hop, and its popularity so far has been explosive. 2NE1 is expected to release their mini-album in July, so look forward for them to lead the K-Pop trend this summer.
Next up is T-ara who is scheduled to release their new single “Roly Poly” from new album “John Travolta Wannabe” on July 1st. The same producers of their previous hit track “Bo Beep Bo Beep” wrote “Roly Poly,” and it involves retro beats that could appeal to both older and younger generations alike. The choreography is also rumored to involve a lot of retro, old school moves called “Diamond” and “ABC” dances.
And then its 4Minute’s HyunA, who is returning with her second solo track since last year’s “Change.” She’s already one of the sexiest female stars in K-Pop, and with her turning 20 this year, HyunA is expected to put on an even more sensational performance. HyunA’s agency Cube Entertainment will also release a new album for G.Na this summer, so expect two very hot female solo singers to compete for the sexy queen diva spot this summer.
After School is also making a comeback in July. Their latest single “Shampoo” reflected the more mature side of the group, but this time they’re returning with a more unique concept. They will divide into two separate groups and run their own promotions, creating a possible intra-group showdown for the summer.
JYP Entertainment is planning to put out the new album for Miss A in the coming months. The exact date of release is still undecided but they’re reportedly working on a new album for release in the summer. Last year, they made headlines with “Bad Girl Good Girl” in the summer, so their summer return this year is also highly anticipated.
Which of the above artists are you most excited about?