Monday, May 21, 2012

"JUNIEL releases MV for “Stupid” ft. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa" plus 19 more

"JUNIEL releases MV for “Stupid” ft. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa" plus 19 more

JUNIEL releases MV for “Stupid” ft. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:52 AM PDT

We reported previously that CNBLUE‘s talented Yonghwa was producing a song for an up and coming female singer, JUNIEL and she has finally debuted!

JUNIEL was previously crowned the winner on Niji Iro Supernova, the Japanese version of Korean audition program 'Super Star K'. Thanks to her musical talents and song-writing abilities, she has even promoted for some time in Japan.

She has now set her sights on Korea, and on May 22nd (KST), she released “Stupid” off of her first mini album ‘My First June‘.

To support his fellow artist, Yonghwa has stepped up not only as a producer but as an actor in her music video as well!

Check out the music video below!

SS501′s Heo Young Saeng releases MV for “Crying”

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:35 AM PDT

After releasing a few teaser images along with a teaser video for his solo comeback, SS501's Heo Young Saeng has unveiled his music video for “Crying“!

On May 22nd (KST), he officially released his second mini-album, 'SOLO', and fans all over the world are already sharing their excitement on his return through social network services.

Heo Young Saeng participated in the overall planning process and production of 'SOLO'. He's looking to step up from an idol to an artist by having his name credited as the co-producer.

His title track, "Crying", is a medium pop R&B track about a man's wish for his ex-lover to return.

Check out the music video below!

Tip: jnn

2NE1 to release a new Korean album in June

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:26 AM PDT

Minzy, Sandara, Bom, and CL of girl group 2NE1 will be returning with a new album!

A representative from 2NE1′s agency YG Entertainment informed Star News on May 21st, “2NE1 will be releasing a new Korean album around the middle of June. 2NE1 and their producer Teddy have completed 7 amazing new songs. Once the new album drops, the girls will also be promoting on various programs.”

YG Entertainment added, “We have not decided if the new 2NE1 album will be a full-length or a mini-album.”

This new album will be the first to be released since the girls dropped ‘2NE1 2nd Mini Album‘ last July. Tracks “Dont Cry“, “Lonely“, “I Am The Best“, “Hate U“, “Ugly“, and more from that album were all major hits that climbed the charts. Because many of their tracks from each of their albums are quick to become the new trends, this new album is drawing much anticipation from fans everywhere.

After the album drops, the girls will immediately hold an independent concert in Korea. Fans are excited for their new album as well as the concert, as the girls have been primarily focusing on their Japanese tour, and it will be the first time in a while Korean fans will get to see the girls 2NE1 up close.

We will officially announce the concert once everything is organized,” YG added. “We hope that the new 2NE1 release and the concert will help everyone enjoy this summer season.”

Source & Image: MoneyToday StarNews via Nate

After School’s full PV for upcoming Japanese single “Lady Luck” revealed

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:04 AM PDT

Via tokyohive:

After School (AFTERSCHOOL) will be releasing their 4th Japanese single, “Lady Luck / Dilly Dally” on June 13th.

After releasing a teaser teaser for “Lady Lucky”, the full PV has now been revealed. “Lady Luck” is a ‘kira kira girly’ song and is the theme song to the “Samantha Thavasa ALL STARS” commercial.

Since the song is tied in with Samantha Thavasa, towards the end of the PV, the choreography incorporates the ladies using a Samatha Thavasa handbag.

Check out the PV below:

Tip: Fil

‘K-Pop Star’ winner Park Ji Min signs with JYP Entertainment

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:56 AM PDT

SBSK-Pop Star‘ winner Park Ji Min has decided to sign with JYP Entertainment.

On May 21st, SBS stated, “Park Ji Min has signed an exclusive contract with JYP Entertainment, and will be preparing for a debut album in the near future.

SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment all prioritized the successful debut and career of the ‘K-Pop Star’ winner, and all three agencies have spoken in detail with Park Ji Min about her future,” they continued. “Taking into consideration the kind of music she would like to pursue, it has been decided that she would debut with JYP Entertainment.”

Park Ji Min remarked, “My heart races when I simply hear the names of the three agencies, and the fact that I am able to enter one of them is so surreal. I am glad I will be able to receive the meticulous guidance of judge J.Y. Park, and I will learn everything I can in order to show you a much more developed side of myself.”

SBS continued, “Lee Ha Yi who competed for the top spot with Park Ji Min, along with Baek Ah Yeon and the rest of the Top 10 and even the hopefuls that were cut before, are all receiving numerous love calls. This audition program will give birth to more new stars than any before it in history.”

Meanwhile, the ‘K-Pop Star’ representatives are carefully preparing for Season 2, scheduled to broadcast sometime this November.

Who would you have chosen out of the 3 choices of SM, JYP, and YG?

Source & Image: SportsChosun via Nate

Rain’s movie undergoes final title change to ‘R2B: Return to Base’

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:29 AM PDT

Rain‘s last movie before his army enlistment, ‘Soar: Close to the Sun‘, has finalized a release date and announced a title change.

On May 21st, CJ Entertainment revealed that they would be changing the movie’s title to ‘R2B: Return to Base‘. Representatives stated, “The movie will be undergoing a title change and is scheduled to hit theaters this August. ‘Return to Base’ is army lingo for safe return and is actually said in the movie itself.”

The film also features Shin Se Kyung, Lee Jong Suk, and others. The film was produced by staff members that also worked on ‘Dark Knight‘ and ‘Inception‘.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Source & Image: Sports Seoul via Naver

Go Ara raises awareness through ‘Save the Sea’ campaign

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:19 AM PDT


For the June edition of ‘Marie Claire‘ magazine, actress Go Ara will be showing her influence as a ‘socialtainer (social entertainer)’ by raising awareness for a good cause.

Go Ara will be participating as the head director for the ‘Save the Sea‘ campaign and will be working with three artists to raise awareness about the need to preserve our oceans. The campaign is run by cosmetics brand Amore Pacific‘s marine-inspired brand, ‘Lirikos’.

Collaborating with Go Ara will be underwater photographer ‘Waijin‘, sand artist and magician ‘Noeul‘, and illustrator ‘Draw‘.

Together, the campaign will be putting on display several ocean-related art works to help raise awareness, in addition to participating in interviews about the cause.

Go Ara’s interview can be found in the magazine’s June edition.


Source + Photos: The Star via Naver

‘Gentlemen’s Class’ releases couple posters of Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:08 AM PDT


After releasing several film still cuts, SBS is back with official couple posters of lead stars Kim Ha Neul and Jang Dong Gun for their drama, ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘.

Scheduled to begin airing on May 26th, the drama is already receiving widespread popularity through its stunning cast line-up, which is also comprised of Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong, and Lee Jong Hyuk. The drama will focus on the love story between a rude architect and a bright and spunky high school ethics teacher.

Producers stated, “We’re all looking forward to the chemistry Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul will show through their characters. As they are Korea’s top actors, just their couple shot alone is enough to show how bright they shine together. Please look forward to their love line as they take off in this positive atmosphere.”


Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver

ZE:A’s Kwanghee reveals that he once confessed his feelings to another celebrity

Posted: 21 May 2012 03:17 AM PDT


On the latest recording of MBC‘s ‘Come to Play‘, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee broke some idol barriers by honestly sharing a story from his love life, shocking fellow panelists.

Kwanghee’s always been known for his honesty and his directness on variety shows, so panelists shouldn’t have been too surprised. Kwanghee revealed, “I’m always dreaming of falling in love like the movies. I did once romantically confess my feelings towards a female celebrity I had a crush on.”

Considering that it hadn’t even been half a year since his confession, panelists were both shocked and surprised with his honest confession, drawing curiosity as to who it could have been.

On the show, Kwanghee also shared a story where he was slapped by an ex-girlfriend, complete with a comical reenactment of the shocking swears she had said towards him.

The episode airs on the evening of May 21st.


Source + Photos: Mydaily via Naver

‘G-Cup Glamour Girl’ Jung Soo Jung debuts in Sunny Days with “Take Away”

Posted: 21 May 2012 03:15 AM PDT


Jung Soo Jung, who’s better known as ‘G-Cup glamour girl’, has revealed that she has made a debut through a girl group!

Her road to fame was through season four of ‘Devil’s Diary‘, where she came to public light as the girlfriend of Lotte Giants player Jang Won Joon and her incredible chest size of 70G.

The group she’s now a part of is Sunny Days, comprised of Sunkyung, Jihee, Minji, and Soohyun. All of the members went through power vocal training for two years and are confident about their vocal abilities.

Despite not yet having made their music show debut, the group has already received a live performance invitation from China.

Check out their title track below!

Source + Photos: BNT News via Naver

T-ara makes a supportive visit to Gang Kiz’s practice room

Posted: 21 May 2012 03:10 AM PDT


Core Contents Media seniors T-ara, made a supportive visit to Gang Kiz‘s practice room to monitor their debut stage.

The girls recently completed a weeks worth of debut stages of “Honey Honey” and charmed viewers with their variety of images. Despite their busy schedule, T-ara made sure to stop by their rehearsal room to monitor their performances and share their tips and know-hows as a form of support.

Gang Kiz expressed, “We were all so thankful and touched that the T-ara seniors had made a surprise visit to our rehearsal room to congratulate our debut. Their support has given us a lot of strength, and we’ll be working even harder from here on out.”

Although they’re only a week into their debut, members Jihyun and Haein have already caught the attention of three drama productions. Unfortunately, the girls were not able to accept the love calls, as they opted to focus on their music promotions for the time being.


Source + Photos: Star N News via Naver

Fans of JYJ’s Junsu donate 2.11 tons of rice

Posted: 21 May 2012 01:45 AM PDT


Now a tradition at Korean concerts, fans of JYJ‘s Junsu celebrated his first solo concert, ‘1st Asia Tour in Seoul‘, by sending in 2.11 tons of rice wreaths!

Junsu recently completed two concert dates at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium. Fans from not only Korea, but Japan and other locations around the world had sent in 2.11 tons of rice bags in donation to the needy. Domestic and international fans have been showing their support in such a manner since JYJ’s showcase in 2010 and all through Junsu’s musicals like ‘Mozart!‘, ‘Heaven’s Tears‘, and ‘Elizabeth‘.

His fans have been leaders in creating a healthy and wholesome fandom culture through their dedication to charities.

Netizens commented, “His fans are really amazing”, “Leaders of good deeds”, “There needs to be more fans like Junsu’s fanclub”, and “I’m proud to be his fan.”

Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver

Gary takes proof shot with Park Ji Sung on the set of ‘Running Man’

Posted: 21 May 2012 01:42 AM PDT


Many ‘Running Man‘ viewers today were a little disappointed by the fact that Park Ji Sung was not physically present throughout most of the program. However, it looks like fans can still stay hopeful, as a proofshot of Park Ji Sung and Gary was recently posted by Leessang‘s Gil.

On May 20th, Gil uploaded the above picture and tweeted, “Getting ready with Gary to sing the congratulatory song at Jung Jun Ha hyung’s wedding ceremony… But, Gary started bragging about this photo to me… I’m really jealous.. Our forever a captain.. Ji Sung Park~^^“.

Today’s ‘Running Man’ broadcast only showed Park Ji Sung explaining the mission process to the members digitally, which disappointed some fans. It was only until the last few minutes that Park made an actual appearance. Judging from the preview, however, it looks like Park will be active throughout most of the show next week!

Source + Photos: Gil’s Twitter

Comedian Shin Bora disses TaeTiSeo’s stage name

Posted: 21 May 2012 01:09 AM PDT


Comedian Shin Bora dissed yet another celebrity – this time Girls’ Generation’s unit group, TaeTiSeo.

On the May 20th broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Gag Concert‘, she yelled, “Girls’ Generation“, making the crowd taken aback. Shin Bora then complained, “Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun. Taking out each of their front letters, they formed TaeTiSeo. That name is lame.”

She then joked, “Then what about 2NE1‘s Gong Minzy, Sandara Park, Park Bom, and CL? Should they be called Gong San Park Shi? Right now Gong San Park Shi is saying, ‘I am the Best“.

Comedian, Shin Bora is famous for her disses against celebrities on Gag Concert. In the past, she has made fun of numerous celebrities including Lady Gaga.

Do you think TaeTiSeo’s stage name is lame? Or was Shin Bora’s joke lamer?


Source + Photos: starnnews via Naver

Super Junior’s Kibum and cast of ‘I Love Italy’ attend production conference

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:52 AM PDT


On May 21st, Super Junior‘s Kibum attended the production conference for his new tvN drama, ‘I Love Italy‘, and talked about his role as ‘Keum Eun Dong’.

The drama is centered around a 14-year-old boy who wakes up one morning to find himself a 25-year-old man. He falls in love with a wealthy woman named ‘Lee Tae Ri’ who doesn’t believe in love, but only has 100 days to make their fairy tale love come true.

Reporters asked, “You play the role of a nice and innocent young man. What’s your dating style like in real life?” Kibum answered, “I’m not a bad guy by any means, but I am a bit quiet in that I don’t give my girlfriend the attention she deserves.”

Co-star Park Ye Jin added, “That’s what a bad guy is!” Taken aback, Kibum replied, “Then I guess I’m a bad guy. I do admit to giving some hardships to my past girlfriends. I’m sorry about that.”

Kibum also talked about how he’s been building muscles due to his new role. “I’m not the type to really take care of my body, but since I play the role of a swimmer, I had to exercise on top of controlling my diet for six weeks.”

He continued, “I dieted for six weeks to achieve my current body, but I wasn’t able to exercise all that often. I’m disappointed because I feel like I could’ve achieved better results. The Super Junior members saw my Kakao Talk picture and they were really surprised, asking, ‘Is that really you?’ The members are all busy and overseas so we’re not able to check in on individual activities that often. I actually worked out in secret on my own in case the other members would follow (laughter).”

Park Ye Jin also expressed, “Kibum is kind of old in style so I didn’t really feel any generational differences between us. I wasn’t able to get close with him, but I think that he’d be a nice drinking buddy. He loves drinking and having conversations while doing so.”

When asked about any pressures of working with a popular idol like Kibum, she replied, “I never thought that idols had to be a certain way, so I didn’t feel any pressure.”

The drama begins airing on May 28th.

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Source + Photos: Kuki News (2), Star News via Naver

Yang Hyun Suk talks about the pain he endured during Big Bang’s controversies

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:49 AM PDT


On the May 21st broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk, opened up about his feelings on the controversies Big Bang had to endure these past years.

He expressed, “I didn’t let it show, but I suffered a great deal through Big Bang’s controversy. There can’t be anything harder in life than what we went through then.”

The CEO continued, “Because of the mental shock I received, I showed spasmodic symptoms and developed a phobia of death.”

He went on to reveal that since the ordeal, he needs to take medication in the morning and at night.

Check out the rest of his story on the 21st at 11:15 p.m. KST.


Source + Photos: Review Star via Naver

SECRET’s Hyosung reveals stunning post-diet body

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:43 AM PDT


SECRET member Hyosung‘s defined hourglass figure has been captured on camera. The singer is becoming a hot topic online for her successful diet which resulted in a slimmer body, creating a sexy S-line.

Snapped at a filming for a water park advertisement, the photo shows Hyosung sporting a sky blue bikini with white short shorts.

Netizens who saw Hyosung’s photo commented, “Hyosung had a successful diet“, “This is the kind of body that’s great to look at“, “Hyosung’s body is more beautiful than bodies that are too skinny“.

In related news, SECRET is set to make their comeback with a new album in June.


Source & Image: Everyday Economy via Naver

Seohyun’s blue maxi dress at the airport draws compliments

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:41 AM PDT


Girls’ Generation member Seohyun‘s latest airport fashion is attracting a lot of attention.

On May 19th, Seohyun, along with all the idol stars under SM Entertainment made an appearance at Incheon Airport, to make their way to Los Angeles for ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour III‘.

On this day, members, Seohyun, Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, and Tiffany walked together to make their departure from Korea.

However, unlike the other members who dressed casually, Seohyun showed off her unique sense of style by wearing an eye-catching bright blue maxi dress. Seohyun, who donned long, straight hair, sunglasses, and a belt across her waist, emitted a goddess-like image. She stood out even more with her stylish sense by color-blocking a yellow handbag with her blue dress.

Netizens who saw Seohyun’s airport fashion commented, “Our maknae changed“, “Seohyun’s all-killed her unnies with her airport fashion“, and “The maknae has matured“.


Source & Image: Mydaily via Naver

A-JAX to open for KARA’s ‘KARASIA’ concert in Japan

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:18 AM PDT

A-JAX has been named the opening act for senior labelmates KARA‘s ‘KARASIA‘ concert at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

To be held on May 26th and 27th, the boys will be opeining in front of 32,000 audience members as a form of debut rehearsal. The boys will be performing a total of three tracks, including their pre-release, “Never Let You Go“.

As their debut is currently set just weeks away, Japanese fans have been reporting interest in the group already. The members expressed, “It’s an honor to be able to stand on such a big stage before our debut. It’ll be a learning experience for us. As it is a great opportunity, we’re going to work to show as much of our charm as possible.”

Source + Photos: Star N News via Naver

Official photos from SMTOWN Live World Tour lll concert in California unveiled

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:02 AM PDT

As announced earlier, SM Entertainment has teamed up with Facebook to create an exclusive KPOP page called, ‘KPOP on Facebook‘. The talent agency reported that they will be updating the page with content from their ‘SMTOWN Live Tour lll‘ concert in California.

A few moments ago, SM uploaded several photos taken at the Honda Center during both the concert and rehearsals. ‘KPOP on Facebook’ will be updated again with more content after tomorrow’s concert. You can visit the site at Until then, check out these fresh shots from Honda Center!

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