Popular idol group AKB48 will sing the national anthem before the Central League season-opening baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome on March 30.
Giants officials said they wanted AKB48 to sing the anthem because the group is having a banner month, not just with its performances but also for the fact that it was chosen by the government to take part in a suicide prevention campaign.
AKB48 member Atsuko Maeda, 20, told reporters that the Giants’ opening game at Tokyo Dome will be the biggest stage for the group.
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Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m PST
NU’EST is a new Kpop group with Pledis Entertainment and the group’s name is shorten for “New, Established, Style, and Tempo” and the correct pronounciation is New East.
The group consists of five members REN, BAEKHO, MINHYUN, ARON, and JR.
The group’s first single “Face” will be released on March 15, 2012.
According to the uploader:Urban Electro Band, 2012년 가장 기대되는 그룹으로 주목받고 있는 뉴이스트(NU’EST)의 첫 번째 티저 영상이 공개됐다. 첫 번째로 공개된 뉴이스트(NU’EST)의 타이틀곡 ‘FACE’의 티저 영상은 뉴이스트(NU’EST)가 10대의 대변인이 되어 10대의 시각에서 바라본 사회에서 일어나는 일들에 대해 10대 뿐만 아니라 모든 세대가 다 함께 공감하며 다시 한번 깊이 생각해보자는 다소 강한 메시지를 감각적인 영상으로 담아냈다. 2012년 3월 15일 Hot Debut로 가요계의 획을 그을 뉴이스트(NU’EST)의 단체&각 멤버별 티저 영상은 오는 12일까지 순차적으로 공개될 예정이다.
In 2012, emerging as the most anticipated idol group NU’EST has unveiled their first teaser. A very first published NU’EST teaser video reports the strong message that all generations share the thoughts about the issue in society through the teenagers’ sight with sensual images. Their teaser videos will be sequentially released until this coming March, 12th which includes each member and group shots.
According to New York Post, Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is in remission from cancer and plans to fly to the US to do a TV interview with Piers Morgan next month.
Doctors told the “Stayin’ Alive” singer that his treatment for liver and colon cancer worked and he is now in remission from the disease.
“I am beating cancer and I can’t wait to carry on with my work,” the 62 year old told a close friend, according to the Sunday Mirror.
“My work means everything to me and keeps me going. I want everyone, all my fans, to know I am OK … their love helps me so much,” he added.
Gibb told managers he now wants to fulfill his work commitments and is already booked on a plane to New York for an interview with CNN host Morgan.
He is particularly keen to promote “The Titanic Requiem,” a new album he has recorded with his son RJ Gibb and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra which commemorates the sinking of the Titanic.
Gibb is booked on Morgan’s CNN show on April 17, which will be the 100th anniversary of the night the doomed ship was due to arrive in New York.
The star has been battling health problems since August 2010 when he was rushed to the hospital for emergency gastrointestinal surgery.
Fans had feared originally that the singer was suffering from the same condition that contributed to the unexpected death of his twin brother and former band mate, Maurice, who died from a heart attack in 2003, aged 53, during surgery for a twisted intestine.
But the Sunday Mirror revealed in November 2011 that he had been battling cancer for several months, undergoing radiotherapy and chemotherapy sessions.
Despite a setback last week, when the singer was hospitalized with an unrelated condition, Robin Gibb is said to be remarkably positive about his recovery and has thanked his wife Dwina for helping him battle the disease.
“I could not have done it without the love of Dwina,” Gibb told his friend. “She has never left my side and is a wonderful person.”
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Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 7:55 a.m PST
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 to 4.0 shook the East Bay this morning March 5, 2012. According to USGS, the earthquake, centered one mile from El Cerrito, had a depth of 5.5 miles.The quake hit at 5:33 a.m. PST.
At an outdoor festival which promotes environmental protection in Hong Kong last Saturday, local singer Stefanie Sun slipped and fell during her performance on stage.
Dressed in a white dress and a pair of matching six-inch heels, the singer fell during the performance of the song ‘Wo Bu Nan Guo’, due to the slippery stage caused by the rain.
Two staff members quickly rushed to her aid and after she regained composure, Stefanie said awkwardly, “I haven’t been to Hong Kong for a while now, so I wanted to meet everybody in heels. Can I sit down now?”
The crowd cheered and applauded loudly in response, shouting, “Sure.”
Stefanie added to the media, “Please don’t publish my ugly photos.”
After her performance, the singer was seen in the same pair of high heels at the media interview. The singer laughed and let on that the first worry she had when she fell was that she’d expose herself, and that she would not look pretty.
Later, she mentioned that luckily she is not pregnant and even made a “touch wood” gesture.
“I think I’m not [pregnant]. Let nature take its course,” Stefanie said.
However, she expressed that one of her goals is to get pregnant and added that she will still pursue her showbiz career after having kids.
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Posted: Monday March 5, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m. PST
Chris Perez, share experiences through the very personal book for Selena with love,which goes on sale on March 6 and was thinking of writing for a long time.
“Mucha gente me pidió que escribiera nuestra historia después de que Selena falleció. “Many people asked me to write our history after Selena died. Siempre dije que no. I always said no. Mis sentimientos eran demasiado privados”, expresó el viudo en un comunicado de prensa. My feelings were too private, “the widower in a news release.
El libro representa un desahogo para Pérez, así como una oportunidad para que los fanáticos de la fallecida cantante puedan conocer nuevos detalles sobre su vida. The book represents an outlet for Perez, as well as an opportunity for fans of the late singer can learn new details about his life.
“Este libro es para ella”, agrega el guitarrista, quien realizará una gira por varias tiendas de libros para firmar ejemplares. “This book is for her,” the guitarist, who will tour several bookstores to sign copies.
Cabe mencionar que fragmentos del libro estarán disponibles, de forma exclusiva, en la edición de abril de People en Español . It is noteworthy that fragments of the book will be available exclusively in the April issue of People in Spanish.