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"[NEWS] 2NE1′s activities to go on as planned – “Promise to fans”!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] 2NE1′s activities to go on as planned – “Promise to fans”!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] 2NE1′s activities to go on as planned – “Promise to fans”!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:55 AM PDT

"No. 1 master of Korean folk dance" Mdm Gong Ok Jin (81) passed away due to a stroke on the morning of 9 July, however girl group's 2NE1 promotion schedules will go on as planned.

Just 5 days ago, 2NE1 has resumed activities with the release of their new single "I LOVE YOU", yet merely 4 days later, unfortunate news came. Mdm Gong Ok Jin is the great-aunt of 2NE1 member, Gong Minji. The photo above was taken during the time in which Mdm Gong was battling her illness and was released to the public through Gong Minji's me2day.

However, 2NE1 plans to proceed with the promised schedules as planned. An official from 2NE1′s agency, YG Entertainment, told enews through the phone this morning: "The funeral procession will proceed calmly. Gong Minji is currently with her family and the funeral procession has been prepared to set off from Jeonnam province (where the city of Gwangju is located). The schedule (for 2NE1) that has been planned is expected to proceed according to plan."

The funeral for the deceased is scheduled to be held for 3 days, but the planned broadcast schedule will not be changed as it is a promise to fans.2NE1 is scheduled to perform on 12 and 15 July at Mnet Mcountdown and SBS Inkigayo respectively.

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[NEWS] Junjin, “The member most likely to get married first is Dongwan”!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:44 AM PDT

At the 6th July press conference for the Beijing concert, Shinhwa member Junjin picked fellow member Kim Dongwan as the one most likely to get married first.

To this, Lee Minwoo said, "The members often talk who's going to get married first. Marriage is also an important issue to us. But there are still many things for us as Shinhwa to do so it's not really the right circumstances to get married yet."

Andy then added, "I think I was the first among the members to get married", referring to his appearance on MBC variety show 'We Got Married' as a virtual couple with Solbi. Junjin continued, "I appeared on the show too… But let's not talk about that", drawing laughter from the audience with his remarks.

Leader Eric said, "Some of the fans have gotten married and now have children, so we feel a little upset when they tell us not to get married. But as an example, when an actor who only shows his comedic side, decides to show his serious side in a movie, the audience may not be able to fully accept it. So as professionals we will observe the basic courtesy to the fans who like us, and inform everyone once we've decided on marriage."

Credits: Mydaily + Absolut Shinhwa

[NEWS] Eric to join ‘Law of the Jungle 2′? “Will decide after meeting the producers”!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:26 AM PDT

Eric's reps have clarfied that "nothing is confirmed yet" with regards to him joining SBS variety show 'Law of the Jungle 2′.

Top Class Entertainment told Joynews24 on the morning of 9 July, "It's true that he's currently considering joining the show but nothing has been firmed up yet."

[12.07.09] Eric to join 'Law of the Jungle 2′? "Will decide after meeting the producers"

Posted on 2012/07/09 by 수미 • Posted in Eric 문정혁 • Tagged Eric Mun • 2 Comments
Eric's reps have clarfied that "nothing is confirmed yet" with regards to him joining SBS variety show 'Law of the Jungle 2′.

Top Class Entertainment told Joynews24 on the morning of 9 July, "It's true that he's currently considering joining the show but nothing has been firmed up yet."

Eric is reportedly considering to join the Madagascar edition of SBS variety show 'Law of the Jungle 2′. The rep added, "We'll be meeting the producers again today. We'll discuss the details of the schedule before making a decision. We will make a decision after careful consideration, because 'Law of the Jungle 2′ requires commitment over an extended period of time."

The producer of the show Lee Ji-won told Newsen, "It's true that we're still in discussions with Eric about him joining the show but nothing has been confirmed yet. He will probably make a final decision by tomorrow after we meet him this afternoon."

The 'Law of the Jungle' team has recently decided on Madagascar as their next location after visiting Vanuatu and the Siberian Tundra. New members include Ryu Dam from Season 1 and Jeon Hyebin as the new female member.

The team is expected to depart on 20 July but Producer Lee Ji-won said, "The team that has gone for the site survey has not returned yet. As flights are not readily available, the dates will be confirmed after assessing the local condition and flight status."

Credits: Joynews24 + Newsen + Absolut Shinhwa

[NEWS] SHINee ranks high as a role model for cover dances worldwide, the only group placing in every region's top five favorites!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:17 AM PDT

Dance groups from a total of fifty countries and six continents participated in this year's worldwide '2012 K-POP Cover Dance Festival,' hosted by the Visit Korea Committee and supported by a number of notable stars.

"The contestants are evaluated through not only their song and choreography choice but also though their costumes, makeup, and style. The contestants who win the national championships will compete in Korea for the final round of competition, and have chances to meet select K-POP stars."

Out of 1350 dance groups, a total of 98 teams backed SHINee, placing SHINee in the coveted second place for the "role model of cover dances" title. They were only preceded by SNSD, with a total of 155 teams behind them. (An updated set of rankings on the competition's website shows SHINee with a total of 99 teams and SNSD with a total of 156.)

SHINee also ranked in the #1 spot in a chart of artists by country (seen below), placing first within the regions of North and South America, as well as second in Africa.

A more detailed set of regional rankings shown on the website further proves SHINee's global popularity, with SHINee being the sole artist to achieve a place on every top five list per region worldwide. Our boys sure do fit the title of global stars!

Source: AsiaTodayCover Dance Festival
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[VIDEO] 2NE1 releases practice video for “I Love You”

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:16 AM PDT

After impressing fans with their first comeback stage on SBS 'Inkigayo' last Sunday, 2NE1 is back with another for the Blackjacks, releasing the dance practice video for their latest title track, "I Love You"!

"I Love You" mixes electronic music with trot, a Korean genre influenced by Japan's enka and still thriving, mainly among older audiences. The music video for the song drew over 1 million Youtube hits in less than 24 hours.

[VIDEO] NU’EST releases MV for “Action”!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 08:16 AM PDT

NU'EST, who emerged as the most favorite male rookie group of 2012 on DKP's poll, finally made their comeback with latest single, "Action"!

After releasing series of photo and video teasers, NU'EST has just unveiled the action-packed music video for new title track "Action".

Check out the MV below!

[NEWS] Cho PD involved in a car accident

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:57 AM PDT

Singer and producer Cho PD from Brand New Stardom Entertainment got involved in a car accident.

According to his agency on July 9th, Cho PD got involved in a car accident while coming back from Hap-cheon. He was coming back to Seoul after music video shooting of a new girl group.

The agency added, "The Porsche that Cho PD was driving is currently in a repair shop, and the producer is taking a rest after cancelling all his schedules."

The public is also getting worried about whether the new girl groups' debut which originally scheduled for August 9th, will be postponed.

Source: StarN News

[NEWS] Super Junior’s 6th album dominates in weekly music charts

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:47 AM PDT

Top Hallyu group Super Junior has solidified their 'Hallyu Leader' status by dominating various weekly music charts with their comeback 6th album.

On July 4th, Super Junior released their 6th album 'Sexy, Free & Single', and it topped in the Hanteo Chart, Hot Tracks and various weekly music charts, dominating over others by a huge gap.

Furthermore, approximately 5 million people viewed the new music video of 'Sexy, Free & Single', further indicating the group's amazing popularity all over the world.

Super Junior also appeared on music programs and performed 'Sexy, Free & Single', which impressed the fans once again with their amazing and charismatic performance.

Source: StarN News

[NEWS] Boyfriend surprises college student to a “surprise” confession

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:40 AM PDT

Jeongmin from Boyfriend has suffered a blow to his self-esteem by being shooed by a security guard at a women's college.

While on a mission to win over fans on the SBS MTV program "Wonder Boy," the boy group member set out with a bouquet of flowers in order to serenade a passerby within the campus of women's college.

However, the wooing was cut short as the security personnel rushed to shoo away the Boyfriend member.
The episode aired on July 9 and within the show, the members also confessed to who they thought was the group's best looking member.

Last month, in another courageous act to generate publicity for itself and its new EP "Love Style," the group held an impromptu showcase on the streets of Gangnam in southern Seoul.
While in Japan, the group thought outside the box when it hired a submarine and held a press conference to make its debut on May 28.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] A-JAX releases MV for “Hot Game” ft. KARA’s Nicole

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:28 AM PDT

DSP Media's rookie group, A-JAX, who made a debut with "ONE 4 U" on June, has just released the full music video for their new digital single "Hot Game"!

The track features an upbeat melody and sings about playing games in relationship. Labelmate and KARA member Nicole was also featured in the music video.

Check out the MV below!

[PICTURE] Boyfriend's Minwoo unveiled an adorable selca!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:27 AM PDT

Boyfriend's Minwoo updated Boyfriend's Twitter with a new selca.

He mentioned that he has just ended filming the Idols Olympic Special episode and wished everyone a very goodnight.

Like his cute selca?

[VIDEO] VIXX releases ‘VIXX TV’ Episode 4

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:20 AM PDT

Rookie idol group VIXX has launched their very own TV channel through YouTube. Titled 'VIXX TV', the new show aims to show their new fans some of members' hidden talents and charms.

On July 10th, VIXX released the Episode 4 of their new 'VIXX TV' broadcast. MC N and Ravi announced the latest VIXX news with a special guest appearance of Yangjae-dong LEO.

[PICTURE] 2PM’s Nichkhun graces the cover of Thai magazine ‘Praew’

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:07 AM PDT

2PM's Nichkhun recently displayed his good-looks for famous Thai Magazine, 'Praew'!

Donning a classy suit, Nichkhun makes every heart flutters with homme fatal glance. He also presents his manly charm with his partner actress from the Thai movie project.

Nichkhun will be starring in the 7th anniversary film for GTH titled 'Seven Something', a Thai film in an omnibus format and will feature three love stories. The 2PM member is set to appear in one of the episodes.

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong’s “HEAT” tops the Oricon’s weekly chart

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:54 AM PDT

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong continue to solidify his status in Japan, topping the Oricon weekly chart with second Japanese single, "HEAT".

The star rose to the top of the Oricon Daily Chart on July 4 after selling 140,000 copies on its first day. Kim Hyun Joong has then registered high sales of around 183,000 copies in just a week, easily topping the Oricon Weekly Chart.

This is a record-breaking feat for the singer, whose Japanese debut single "Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy" came in second place on the same chart with 122,000 editions sold in January.

"HEAT" is the fifth foreign artist's solo single that ranked first on the Oricon's weekly chart in the first week of its release, and the third most number of sales.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will also hold two sets of his showcase "Kim Hyun Joong "HEAT" 2012 in JAPAN" in front of a 60,000 audience at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on July 14 and 15.

Source: Sports Korea

BIG BANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia - Ticketing Details

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:42 AM PDT

10 July 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – It will be the first outdoor concert across Southeast Asia for the BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012; a sky-high experience perfect for a night of high-energy partying, characteristic of global superstars Big Bang's unique hip-hop and freestyle dance moves and famous party tunes such as "Fantastic Baby" and "Tonight". Concert organizer Running Into The Sun today announces a wide variety of six ticket categories at RM 688, RM 588, RM 488, RM 388, RM 288, RM 198, RM 188 and RM 98 with only 12,000 tickets available, a limited number due to the massive production of the show, promising an ultimate concert experience in the group's first visit to the country.

Tickets will be available from 28 July 2012, 1030hrs at ticketing booths and online bookings via Ticketcharge and Red Tix. VVIP tickets (Cat 1, RM688) and premiere rock pit tickets (Cat 2, RM588) are expected to sell the quickest, with only 600 VVIP tickets that will offer the best views and closest proximity to the stage, while 1,400 premiere rock pit tickets will give fans the chance to jump and party along right in the middle of the pulsating action.

BIGBANG, consisting of G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, is undoubtedly the biggest K-pop act to hold a world tour this year, a much-anticipated concert that has led to sold-out nights across Korea, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia. Malaysia will possibly witness the best concert experience in recent years with a production value of more than RM 4 million, before the global superstars take on America and Europe to perform in a total of 16 countries and 25 cities. Fans can expect a perfectly choreographed laser light show, fire flames, a huge stage with two rock pits in the thick of the action, and sprawling LED screens across the stadium for a 360-degree view of the action on stage.

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia could very well be epitomic of Malaysia's growing music and concert scene, and Running Into The Sun had deliberately priced the lowest tier tickets at a friendly RM 98 to ensure as many Malaysians will be part of this incredible show.

"This is a concert we believe everyone needs to watch at least once in their lifetime – it has a perfect combination of pure talent; spectacular special effects; and amazingly contagious energy, all choreographed beautifully to give you a masterpiece of music celebration. It is our aim to share this experience with as many people as possible thus we deliberately introduced a RM98 tier to keep tickets friendly", says Creative Director of Running Into The Sun Beatrice Chia-Richmond.

In anticipation of the show, fans of Big Bang, or VIPs as they fondly call themselves, have been rousing in excitement ever since the official announcement of the concert, witnessed by the massive online buzz on Running Into The Sun's Facebook and Twitter pages, coupled with fervent fan clubs already preparing various fan projects to give Big Bang a warm welcome to the country. 

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia is presented by Samsung Galaxy in collaboration with YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment, and organised by Running Into The Sun.

BIGBANG's Official Facebook Page:

[NEWS] Shinhwa wraps up Asian tour

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:39 AM PDT

Shinhwa took to the stage one last time in Beijing on Saturday, bringing its Asian tour to an end.

The group's first Asian tour since 2007, "The Return" tour, consisted of 10 performances in eight cities around Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore. In Beijing, more than 8,000 fans attended the event where the group sang its hit songs from the last 14 years.

"Do you love us? We love you too!" shouted Lee Min-woo. Meanwhile, Jun Jin said that despite the language barrier, "We are all united in our hearts."

The fans also treated the group to a birthday cake ahead of Lee's birthday, which falls on July 28.

Jun, who is recovering from a back surgery, still took part in the concert but had to forego dancing.

When the two-hour show came to an end, Kim Dong-wan promised Chinese fans that next year, "We hope to be back and to talk to you in Chinese."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] SNSD's promotional photos for Baby G!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:38 AM PDT

 SNSD has been announced as the endorser of CASIO Baby G watches.

The girls unveiled a set of colorful promotional photos for the popular watch brand,check out their cheerful pictorials here!

[NEWS] A-JAX to release digital single “HOT GAME”

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Just a month after their debut with ONE 4 U on June, DSP Media's rookie group, A-JAX won't be taking any breaks as they plan to release their new digital single this week!

A-JAX will release its second digital single "HOT GAME" on July 11th on various distribution websites including their official Youtube channel. The track features an upbeat melody and sings about playing games in relationship.

It has been also reported that labelmate and KARA member Nicole will be featured in the music video. This marks the second member of KARA to have supported the group following Goo Hara who has been featured on A-JAX's previous track, "Never Let Go".

[VIDEO] N-Train releases video teaser for ‘I’ll Forget You’

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 06:09 AM PDT

After making their debut with "One Last Cry" on May of last year, idol group N-Train will be breaking its hiatus and will make a comeback with 'I'll Forget You'!

On July 9th, N-Train released a video teaser for 'I'll Forget You', their comeback single which is slated for release on July 12th.

Check out the video below!

[VIDEO] The Boss releases PV for “Honki Magic”

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 05:54 AM PDT

After postponing their Korean comeback due to the Open World Entertainment's CEO scandal, The Boss is now eyeing to make a return on the Japanese music industry.

Prior to their comeback slated for next month, The Boss unveiled the PV for "Honki Magic", the track off of their upcoming 6th Japanese single.

Check out the PV below!

[VIDEO] Super Junior is “Sexy, Free & Single” on Show Champion

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 05:39 AM PDT

The boys are back! Super Junior finally kicked off their highly anticipated comeback stage for "Sexy, Free & Single" on this week's episode of Show Champion.

With their charismatic presence and awesome Devin Jamieson-assisted choreography, Super Junior, with the return of Kangin, has once again stunned the crowd with a jaw-dropping performance.

"Sexy, Free & Single" is a soulful house genre music and features easy and addictive chorus with lyrics about the successful life of sexy and free single men.

Check out their performance below!

[PICTURE] Secret celebrates 1,000th day into debut!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 04:30 AM PDT

 Secret celebrated their 1,000th day since debut!

Member Song Ji Eun updated her Twitter with 2 new photos,she thanked fans for celebrating this meaningful day with them,they even created "1,000" with their hand gestures,cute enough right?

[VIDEO] EXO-M's Lay sends his mother a Happy Birthday video message!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 04:25 AM PDT

EXO-M's Lay sent a video message to her mother to wish her a Happy Birthday,he said that he was not able to prepare a good present for her and hope that she will be able to watch every performance of EXO in the future.

He further said that his success will be the best present for her mother,good job Lay!

[VIDEO] T-ara's Eunjung,Hyomin and Ah Reum demonstrate the "Day By Day" dance on KBS Hello!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 04:18 AM PDT

T-ara's trio Eunjung,Hyomin and Ah Reum performed "Day By Day" on KBS talk show Hello,check out the video below.

The guests laugh at the choreography of their new song,is it funny?

[NEWS] Jay Park To Perform With Justin Bieber At MTV WSLIM 2012

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 04:15 AM PDT

One of the best in Korea will be performing with one of the best in the world: Jay Park and Justin Bieber.

Park will be attending the MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2012 (MTV WSLIM 2012) event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 14th as Korea's representative.

This year will mark the fourth year the MTV SLIM has taken place. It showcases some of the most spotlighted stars in the world and their live performances all on one stage.

In previous years, reps from k-pop included the Wonder Girls in 2010, Beast in 2011, and now Jay Park in 2012.

Other big names to make their appearances will be Justin Bieber, KARA, and Mizz Nina.

A time-edited version will be broadcast in August around the world in 160 different countries to an estimated 600 million households.

Source: KBS World