Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"2PM & T-ara place 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles & Album Charts" plus 19 more

"2PM & T-ara place 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles & Album Charts" plus 19 more

2PM & T-ara place 2nd on Oricon Weekly Singles & Album Charts

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 09:25 AM PDT

Both 2PM & T-ara enjoyed success with their latest releases in Japan.

On June 6th, 2PM released their 4th Japanese single “Beautiful“. After first week of sales, 2PM has sold an impressive 141,236 copies which was good enough to place them second on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart.

Also on June 6th, T-ara released their debut Japanese studio album ‘Jewelry Box‘ and after first week of sales, they sold a total of 57,102 copies. This was good enough for T-ara to place second on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart.

Additionally, 2PM’s DVD ‘ARENA TOUR REPUBLIC OF 2PM‘ placed 2nd on the Oricon DVD Weekly Rankings Chart while Big Bang‘s ‘BIGBANG 1st DOCUMENTARY DVD ‘ placed 3rd.


Source: Oricon, (2), (3)

Dal Shabet’s homepage was hacked again?

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT

On June 12th it was discovered that girl group Dal Shabet‘s homepage was hacked!

The surprising thing is that the supposed hack looked very similar to the hack from SBS TV‘s drama “Phantom“.

Upon entering Dal Shabet’s homepage netizens were greeted by the OST from “The Phantom of the Opera” along with the letter H. This is the same hack used by Daniel Choi‘s computer whiz character Hades in the drama.

All of the content from Dal Shabet’s homepage was erased and it seems it has since been restored. The company in charge of managing the site stated, “It wasn’t hacked but there was an error in the server that caused all the data to be erased. We have immediately restored it from backups.”

The homepage was hacked back in January due to a feud between B1A4 and Dal Shabet fans. In related news Dal Shabet is currently promoting their song Bang Bang.

Source and Picture: TV Report via Nate

After School releases ‘Flashback’ comeback teaser photos for NANA & Raina

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:32 AM PDT

The ‘Flashback‘ teaser images for After School‘s NANA and Raina have been revealed!

The dark & sexy concept for both NANA & Raina fits in line with their previous photos for Jung Ah, Lizzy and UEE.

In addition, the Pledis website stated that Jung Ah & Raina will be singing a duet track titled “Timeless“.

Playgirlz and Playboyz should be looking forward to After School's 5th maxi single, ‘Flashback’, as it’s been a year since the group has made a comeback. The single will be released in stores on June 21st and online on the 20th.

Bonus Photo of After School from their official fan cafe:

Source & Image: Pledis Official Website

Boyfriend releases their comeback track, “Love Style”

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:23 AM PDT

After kicking off their Korean comeback preparations with the release of a floral teaser image as well as a video teaser featuring the boys’ new "downtown hipster" look, idol group Boyfriend has officially released their new SWEETUNE-produced track, “Love Style“!

The melody of the new track is dynamic and fresh, and the guitar riffs give the song a unique sound that makes it hard to forget. The addictive dance number sings the ‘love styles’ of the 6 members who say that they are willing to do anything for the person they love, even if it means stealing the stars in the sky.

Check out the preview of the track below and you can purchase the music through Soribada.

Source & Image: Melon

After School’s “Lady Luck/Dilly Dally” debuts at #3 on Oricon Daily Chart

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:03 AM PDT

As the ladies of After School are preparing their ‘Flashback’ comeback in Korea, they’re enjoying some success in Japan.

On June 13th, they released their 4th Japanese single, “Lady Luck / Dilly Dally“. After first day sales, the double A-side single reached #3 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart by selling 7,648 copies. This is the final release for After School with Kahi as an official member of the group.

Congratulations to After School.

Source: Oricon
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Wonder Girls’ Sohee admits she does care about a guy’s looks

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Wonder GirlsSohee frankly revealed that she does consider looks when it comes to her ideal type.

On June 11th, the Wonder Girls guested on the SBS radio program ‘Jung Seon Hee's A Night Like This‘, where the members opened up about their ideal types.

Sohee first stated, “My ideal guy is someone I’m comfortable with,” but when the host asked her, “So is it okay if his looks aren’t that great, but he’s really comfortable to be around?” Sohee humored the audience with her quick reply: “I consider looks.”

Yubin shared, “I like someone who’s athletic,” while Lim answered, “My ideal type recently changed. I like someone who I have a lot to learn from.Yenny, who revealed herself to be “a believer of fate“, shared, “I’m the type of person who can’t turn people down very well so I don’t like arranged meetings.

After hearing about Sohee’s ideal type, netizens commented, “Oh, she does consider people’s looks,” “I almost had hope,” and “So her ideal type is a comfortable and handsome guy.

In related news, the Wonder Girls released their mini-album ‘Wonder Party‘ on the 3rd and have been actively promoting their title song “Like This“.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

2AM’s Jo Kwon reveals new teaser photos for “Animal”

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:06 AM PDT

2AM‘s Jo Kwon has revealed new teaser photos for “Animal“!

Big Hit Entertainment previously released the concept photos and track list as well as brand images for his upcoming solo album, and now fans are getting a better look at the “dark Jo Kwon” hinted at in a previous teaser image.

Jo Kwon will be releasing his prelude track, “Animal”, on the 18th ahead of the album’s full release on the 25th. His title track will be released with the album, which will be packaged in two different versions.

Source: Jo Kwon’s Twitter
Tip: Roko

Park Ji Min and Lee Ha Yi attend Hyundai award ceremony to receive their ‘K-Pop Star’ cars

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:30 AM PDT

SBSK-Pop Star‘ winner Park Ji Min and runner-up Lee Ha Yi have finally received their cars for coming out on top on the reality program.

The photo above was posted onto an online community site with the title, “Photo I just took of Lee Ha Yi“.

As promised, Park Ji Min and Lee Ha Yi each received a brand new Hyundai i40 and i30 as the winner and runner-up of ‘K-Pop Star’. In addition, Park Ji Min also received 300 million won (~$257,400 USD), was cast in a drama, and was also given an opportunity to sign a contract as a CF model.

Netizens commented, “Finally evidence of them receiving their cars,” “They look like celebrities in those dresses,” “I heard Park Ji Min gave all of the money to her parents, but what about the car? Isn’t she too young to drive,” “They’re too young to even have a driver’s license,” and “I hope they take a photo of their cars as well.

In related news, Park Ji Min has signed with JYP Entertainment, and Lee Ha Yi has signed with YG Entertainment.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Yun Jung Hoon reveals his thoughts on Han Ga In’s kiss scene with Kim Soo Hyun

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Actor Yun Jung Hoon revealed that he hasn’t seen wife Han Ga In‘s kiss scene with Kim Soo Hyun.

The handsome actor is featured on an upcoming episode of Channel A‘s ‘Show King‘. He shared his thoughts regarding the kiss scene his wife had with actor Kim Soo Hyun on MBC‘s ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘.

The hosts asked the actor, “What are your thoughts regarding your wife’s kiss scene on ‘Moon-Sun’?” To everyone’s surprise, he replied, “I’m not sure since I haven’t watched it.

We used to monitor each other well but strangely, it gets more embarrassing as time goes by. Han Ga In also doesn’t watch the dramas I appear in,” he said.

MC Kim Soo Mi then questioned the actor whether he was curious about the drama’s plot. He answered, “I was curious so I only watched the scenes with child actors,” causing everyone to burst into laughter.

This episode of ‘Show King’ is scheduled to air on June 13th at 11PM KST.

Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate

Wonder Girls prove their popularity despite tough competition

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:34 AM PDT

It seems that the Wonder Girls‘ title as the ‘Nation’s Girl Group‘ is still going strong as they’re continuing to top download charts with their latest single, “Like This”.

Immediately upon release, f(x)‘s “Electric Shock” and Big Bang‘s “Monster” occupied the top spots on real-time music charts. Despite the tough competition, the Wonder Girls regained the number 1 spot earlier today on Melon‘s real-time chart.

After Wonder Girls’ “Like This” and Big Bang’s “Monster” were both released on June 3rd, they have both been maintaining the top two spots on the charts. Although f(x)’s “Electric Shock” pushed its way up the ranks upon release, “Like This” once again took #1 on the charts, showing that many fans are giving them continual support.

This may be because while f(x) and Big Bang’s respective singles are a bit more complex in composition and meaning, Wonder Girls’ “Like This” was composed and produced by J.Y. Park, whose distinct style lead him to create yet another single that is a combination of a catchy, simple melody and straightforward lyrics. Furthermore, as the Wonder Girls continue with their characteristically fun and lively performances, their future on the charts continue to look rosy.

This is the first time J.Y. Park has written and composed a hip hop tune for the Wonder Girls. “Like This” combines an electric sound and a hip hop beat, creating a song that carries a pleasant and cheerful feeling.

Source & Image: MBN via Naver

Lee Hyori once again impresses fans with her figure

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:03 AM PDT

Unedited photos of singer Lee Hyori are once again receiving attention for capturing the diva’s ‘glamorous’ figure.

The photos were previously taken at the ‘Cotton Day 2012‘ event, which Hyori attended as an honorary ambassador.

Hyori’s fit S-line was definitely apparent in the vibrant one-piece orange dress that showcased her legs. She added a pair of silver stilettos to complete the sexy look. Though netizens have had their suspicions regarding the ‘real bodies’ of celebrities, the ‘no-photostop’ pictures of the singer did not disappoint as they fully revealed Hyori’s slim and healthy figure.

Netizens who were impressed with Hyori’s fit physique remarked, “Her body improved after she became a vegetarian,” and “I gasped when I saw these images.

Source & Photo: Sports Chosun via Naver

T-ara’s Boram bites Jiyeon’s finger?

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:36 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Boram shared an adorable photo of herself and member Jiyeon.

On June 12th, Boram tweeted, “If you look closely, you can see that I’m biting Jiyeon’s finger. [Bite],” along with the picture above.

T-ara has been garnering a lot of attention during their hiatus with constant updates on the newest additions to their group.

Fans commented, “It melts the hearts of fans,” “They look like dolls,” and “They look cute playing around and smiling.”

Source & Photo: Boram’s Twitter

Han Ga In and Yun Jung Hoon announce their plans to become parents

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:07 AM PDT

Actor Yun Jung Hoon revealed that he and his wife, actress Han Ga In, are planning to add a new member to their family.

Yun Jung Hoon recently participated in a shoot for variety talk show ‘Show King‘, and surprised viewers with his announcement that the couple is planning to become parents.

The actor stated, “Han Ga In’s movie and drama both did well, so we made plans for a baby. We are [planning to try for a baby] in 2013, so it can be born the year after and have the [same horse zodiac sign] as me.

MC Kim Soo Mi then asked, “Would you prefer a son or a daughter?” He responded, “I would like a daughter, but my wife wants a son.

This is the first time the couple has mentioned their plans for a baby. There are reports that they’ve been somewhat affected by rumors stemming from the fact that they have yet to produce a child after seven years of marriage.

The episode airs June 13th at 11PM KST.

Source & Photo: Mydaily via Nate

Girl’s Day’s Minah is disappointed she couldn’t visit ‘Aqua Planet’

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 03:34 AM PDT

Girl’s Day member Minah posted a couple of cheerful pictures via Twitter.

The message she attached with the photos, however, wasn’t as cheerful, as she explained regretfully, “This is Yeosu!! Even though I wanted to wander around [and] play… even though I wanted to visit the biggest aquarium in the world [Aqua Planet]… I held back my tears and went back to Seoul.”

Despite Minah’s message, fans couldn’t help but notice her long slender legs in the photos. They commented, “Minah’s legs are really pretty,” and “[Of course] Minah would have this kind of charm.

In other news, Girl’s Day wrapped up their promotions for “Oh! My God“.

Source & Image: Minah’s Twitter

PSY to make a comeback with album in July

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 03:08 AM PDT

PSY will be making a comeback with a full-length album in July.

According to several staff members, the new album is in its final stages of production. It’s been two years in the making since Psy released his 5th album, which included the track “Right Now“.

YG Entertainment commented that the title song for the upcoming 6th album hasn’t been decided yet. They are in the midst of deciding between a song that reminds people of PSY’s past hits, such as “Champion” and “Bird“, and a song that is completely different from what he’s released before. The album may also feature double title songs or be released in two parts.

In addition, the agency staff is calling the album a “featuring special” because it will include a number of collaborations with prominent artists.

After the release of his upcoming album, PSY plans to launch a summer concert brand, ‘Summer Stand‘, this coming August.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

JYJ’s Jaejoong shares photos from the set of upcoming movie ‘Jackal is Coming’

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 02:43 AM PDT

JYJs Jaejoong shared a comical picture from the set of ‘Jackal is Coming‘.

On June 12th, Jaejoong tweeted, “Sob sob,” and posted the above picture (left). The photo could possibly be a sneak peek at one of the scenes from the upcoming comedy film.

Shortly after, Jaejoong tweeted, “Fighting V,” along with the picture above (right).

Followers on Twitter commented, “You must be filming the movie right now,” “[The drama and now a movie], take care of yourself,” and “You got caught by Ji Hyo unnie? Oh no!

‘Jackal is Coming’ tells the story of a legendary female killer, “Jackal” played by Song Ji Hyo, who kidnaps a top star (Jaejoong).

Source+Picture: Jaejoong‘s Twitter

Big Bang confirms Los Angeles date and venue for ‘Alive Tour 2012′

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 02:18 AM PDT

Big Bang previously confirmed the first stops in North America for their worldwide tour, 'Alive Tour 2012', which will cover a total of 25 cities and 16 countries.

Though both Los Angeles, California and New York, New York have been confirmed, only the date and location for Los Angeles have been revealed as of now. Big Bang’s LA concert is currently scheduled for November 3rd at the Honda Center.

Stay tuned for more updates on 'Alive Tour 2012′.

Source: Big Bang’s Facebook

Son Dam Bi to return to the music scene in August

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 01:59 AM PDT

‘Dancing queen’ Son Dam Bi, who announced her comeback for next month, has unfortunately pushed it back to August.

According to Pledis, Son Dam Bi plans on releasing her new album immediately after her drama, MBC‘s ‘Light and Shadow‘, comes to an end

With a total of 50 episodes, ‘Light and Shadow’ began airing in November of 2011 and was scheduled to end in May, which initially lead Son Dam Bi to make her return in July. However, due to the 14-episode extension of ‘Light and Shadow’, the singer and actress had no choice but to delay her comeback to a later date in August.

Although August will overlap with the 2012 London Olympics, Son Dam Bi has decided to release her album right after ‘Light and Shadow’ ends filming as it will be her first comeback in two years.

Som Dam Bi released her album ‘The Queen‘ in July of 2010 and her digital single,’dB Rider‘, two months later. Despite her busy schedule for the MBC drama, the singer has been preparing for her upcoming album since the second half of last year. She has completed recording the album and mastering the choreography for her comeback song. All that is left is to begin filming the music video.

A representative from Pledis stated, “As this is her first comeback in a while, she is aiming to perfect her comeback preparation. Although her comeback has been delayed, we will take advantage of the extra time to better prepare for it.”

Source & Image: Sports DongAh via Nate

After School releases ‘Flashback’ comeback teaser photo for Jung Ah

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 01:28 AM PDT

The ‘Flashback‘ teaser image for After School‘s Jung Ah has been revealed!

Jung Ah’s teaser follows suit with the sexy, dark concept that was seen in member Lizzy and UEE‘s previously released teaser photos.

Playgirlz and Playboyz should be looking forward to After School's 5th maxi single, ‘Flashback’, as it’s been a year since the group has made a comeback. The single will be released in stores on June 21 and online on the 20th.

Source & Image: Pledis Official Website
Tip: pledislover

TVXQ’s “Android” preview and album jackets released

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 12:59 AM PDT

The preview for TVXQ‘s upcoming Japanese single “Android” has been released.

The single is set for a July 11th release in Japan, and it’s already claimed the #1 spot for pre-orders on charts like Tower RecordsAmazonTsutaya, and more. "Android" is the first dance song TVXQ will be releasing in Japan after "Superstar".

The ‘Android’ single will include two new tracks titled "Android" and "Blink", and will be sold in three versions: a CD-only version, a CD+DVD version, and a Bigeast (official fanclub) CD version with special footage from the group’s ‘Tone Live Tour 2012‘.

Check out the short preview of “Android” and the album jacket covers for the three versions of the single below.

20120613_android_tvxq_bigeast 20120613_android_tvxq_cd 20120613_android_tvxq_dvd

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