Thursday, July 19, 2012

"[NEWS] Gong Yoo has big plans for Japan!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Gong Yoo has big plans for Japan!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Gong Yoo has big plans for Japan!

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Gong Yoo has a big month ahead in Japan. Just as his latest drama "Big" comes to an end in Korea, the romantic comedy, which tells the story of two people switching bodies, will begin airing in Japan from Aug. 3 via CSTV.

Then on the following day, Gong's hit film "The Crucible" (2011) will open in cinemas there. Such a combined premiere is rare, and so Gong's agents believe his popularity will soar in Japan.

Just in time for the two releases, Hallyu magazine Kanstyle dedicated the cover and 22 pages of its latest publication to the star.

The special feature on a single individual is a first for the magazine.

To celebrate Gong's return to TV after a five-year hiatus, the magazine focused on what the 33-year-old star has been doing since "Coffee Prince" (2007).

"When we say Gong Yoo, people think of 'Coffee Prince'. It was loved in Japan but we expect his new drama "Big" to surpass the fame of 'Coffee Prince'," said Kim Jin-hee, the editor at Kanstyle.

Source : koreajoongangdaily.

[PICTURES] Channel A ‘Miss Panda and Hedgehog’ – Donghae!

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Channel A 'Miss Panda and Hedgehog' unveiled Super Junior's Donghae's official pictures.

Check it out below.

[PICTURES] @Star1 Magazine August Issue with Leeteuk, Sungmin and Kyuhyun!

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Super Junior members including Leeteuk, Sungmin and Kyuhyun can be seen in August issue of @Star1 Magazine.

Check out their photos below.

[PICTURES] LG reveales pictures of Super Junior!

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 08:12 AM PDT

LG updated their weibo account with Super Junior pictures.

You can see the photos below.

[NEWS] Perez Hilton blogs about 2NE1’s “I Love You”

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:56 AM PDT

American power-blogger on all things entertainment, Perez Hilton, has dedicated a post to 2NE1's new song "I Love You."

It seems the feisty K-pop girl group has won over one of the toughest critics just a week after coming under attack by Korean media for using live animals on stage.

On July 17, Hilton uploaded 2NE1's new video and described the song as "a POUNDING heartbeat-themed vengeance. It's K-pop incarnate, with catchy beats that hammer into your brainz till you are blinded by its musical magic!"

Hilton said he only understood one phrase from the song, but he adored the "popalicious track."

Of course, this isn't the first time the Hollywood insider has declared his love for 2NE1 in particular and K-pop in general. Back in March, Hilton focused on 2NE1's rendition of Madonna's "Like A Virgin." Most recently, the pop-culture blogger was highly impressed by another K-pop girl group, f(x).

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 8-14

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:41 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week July 8 - July 14, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. 2NE1 : "I Love You"

2. T-ara : "Day By Day"

3. SISTAR : "Loving U"

4. CNBLUE's Jonghyun : "My Love"

5. Sagging Nail : "Room Nallari"

6. Busker Busker : "If You Really Love Me"

7. 8eight's Lee Hyun : "My Heart Hurts"

8. Juniel : "Illa Illa"

9. December : "Unfinished"

10. Huh Gak : "One Person"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Super Junior : "Sexy, Free & Single" [6th Album]

2. Jang Wooyoung : "23, Male, Single" [1st Mini Album]

3. ZE:A : "SPECTACULAR" [2nd Album]

4. NU'EST : "Action" [1st Mini Album]

5. Kim Hyung Jun : "Escape" [2nd Mini Album]

6. INFINITE : "INFINITIZE" [3rd Mini Album]

7. Bobby Kim : "OLD & NEW" [Special Album]

8. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

9. Yim Jae Bum : "To..." [6th Album]

10. Younha : "Supersonic" [4th Album]

[PICTURE] 2AM’s Seulong says sorry for being handsome?

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:28 AM PDT

2AM's Jinwoon has posted a photo of fellow member Seulong's humorous apology.

On the afternoons of July 18, Jinwoon tweeted: "Kekekeke," and attached the photo above. In the photo, Seulong is sitting on the sofa with a notebook on his lap. What caught everyone's attention was the big bold print on his shirt that read, "I'm sorry for being handsome!"

Netizens commented, "The guys are cute!" "I love you Jinwoon and Seulong" and "I wonder if he really wears the T-shirt in his daily life."

[NEWS] INFINITE’s ‘She’s Back’ dominates Japan’s pre-order chart

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 07:11 AM PDT

INFINITE's new Japanese single 'She's Back', which is scheduled for a August 9 release, is already sweeping the pre-order charts!

Preorder sales began for their third Japanese single 'She's Back' on July 17th. Despite the single's release being over a month away, both the limited and standard editions dominated the Tower Records' pre-order chart.

The limited edition [CD and DVD] as well as the regular CD-only version of the single impressively seized #1 and #2 spot respectively on the chart. The limited edition of the album also ranked second on HMV's pre-order chart, indicating the impending success of their next single.

Source: Naver

[NEWS] Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon travel abroad together

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:56 AM PDT

Singer couple Lee Hyori and Lee Sang-soon recently came back from a trip abroad, along with close friends of the couple.

According to Lee Hyori's agency, the two went on a five day trip to Palau from June 28 until July 2. "This is the first time that they've travelled together," the agency said. "There were others who were on the trip with them, though."

The two Lees worked on a song for an animal welfare organization last July and developed feelings for each other. The fact that they were dating was made public in November; fans were pleased at the union as the two entertainers are both animal lovers who devote much of their time and money to animal related causes.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Shinhwa releases concert video from Asia tour

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:41 AM PDT

After successfully wrapping up their recent Asian tour, Shinhwa treated fans with a special concert video, highlighting some great moments of the group.

Released on Shinhwa's official Youtube channel on July 19th, the 3-minute video features behind-the-scene footage of the boys from interview to rehearsals, backstage and concert performances.

Shinhwa's "The Return" concert tour consisted of 10 performances in eight cities around Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Check out the clip below!

[PICTURE] Nam Gyuri and Jo Dal Hwan take a photo together

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:26 AM PDT

Actress Nam Gyuri and actor Jo Dal Hwan took some friendly photos from the set of the upcoming KBS 2TV one-act drama, 'A Killer Barber'.

'A Killer Barber' is about Hwang Mija (Nam Gyuri) not being able to stand her loan shark husband (Lee Cheol Min) who won't leave her alone, living with previous killer and current barber Woojin (Park Seong Woong). Jo Dal Hwan is Woojin's partner Cheol Soo.

In the revealed photos, Nam Gyuri and Jo Dal Hwan are making their V-sign poses while waiting for the shoot. Dressed in their drama characters, the two stars look like brother and sister as they show a warm atmosphere.

Helmed by director Lee Jeong Sub of "Bread, Love and Dreams" and "Glory Jane", the new drama "A Killer Barber" will be aired on July 22nd.

[AUDIO] Upcoming group EvoL releases second audio teaser

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 06:10 AM PDT

Brand New Stardom, the home to hip hop group Block B, will be debuting a female hip hop group called EvoL.

After releasing their first audio teaser for the track "Magnet", EvoL has now unveiled the second audio teaser featuring the upbeat track, "Let Me Explode."

Check out the teaser below!

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy slaps CROSS GENE’s Shin Won Ho before becoming friends?

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:56 AM PDT

Actor and CROSS GENE's member Shin Won Ho guest starred on the July 17th broadcast of KBS 2TV '1 vs. 100' and revealed how he was able to get close to miss A's Suzy.

Shin Won Ho, who is starring on KBS 'Big' alongside Suzy, stated, "I've never really had many opportunities to act in the same scene with Gong Yoo since he changes souls with me. But I do get to act with Suzy and Lee Min Jung."

"I said hello to Suzy formally, but she said she felt a little uncomfortable," he continued. "But I told her that I will greet her formally anyways since she is a sunbae."

Shin Won Ho shared about a scene where Suzy had to slap him, but she kept slapping softly because she felt bad. "After 6 times of slapping me, I finally said to her in informal speech, 'just hit me hard once'. After that we got really close," he said.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Kim Jang Hoon is not so big in Los Angeles

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:41 AM PDT

Singer Kim Jang Hoon was left to sit and do nothing when no-one showed up at his impromptu fan meet.

On July 18, the star who is best known in Korea for being an activist celebrity used his Me2Day page to express his disappointment that no-one came to see him.

"Title: public ridicule for big name star in L.A. Come on, fans of L.A. I can't believe you didn't come to see me. today after radio I decided to hold a last minute fan meet at a Korean restaurant. so I went, ate, and not one person shows up. I'm a big deal you know. anyways, I guess I will see you on Saturday," said Kim.

The entertainer also posted a picture of himself looking poised at radio Korea where he took part as a guest before his embarrassing episode. Korean fans were quick to console the singer by adding, "if you were in Korea that would never happen."

Meanwhile, Kim is set to perform at the Nokia Theater on July 21.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] T-ara's Soyeon had fun filming "Haeundae Lovers"

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:31 AM PDT

T-ara's main vocal impressed with her amazing singing ability,and now she is showing fans her remarkable acting skills!

Check out the BTS video of her filming Haeundae Lovers,did she impress with her acting skills?

[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu releases more details for solo repackaged album

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:26 AM PDT

After having released his first solo album and sweeping music charts, JYJ's Junsu is currently preparing to meet his global audience with a world tour and a repackaged album.

C-JeS Entertainment released more details for Junsu's upcoming repackaged solo album. The agency stated, "We cannot release the song's title and genre yet, but the album includes the participation of Sony Music's composer Bruce Automatic Vanderveer, who previously worked with the likes of Christina Aguilera, The Wanted, and Leona Lewis earlier this year."

Composer Automatic exressed, "I was surprised by XIA, as he's someone who truly sings from the heart. What would have been done in two days was finished in just one. I'm very impressed with Junsu and working together felt really good."

Moreover, Junsu's upcoming music video will also feature top production team. The video will be directed by Marc Klasfeld who had worked with the stars like Beyonce, Eminem, Jay-Z and Far East Movement.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Who are the leaders involved as Netizens pinpoint alternative careers fitting idol leaders?

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:20 AM PDT

What could today's top idol leaders be doing if they were not efficiently leading their group members to success in the K-Pop industry?

Korean netizens seemed to have a good idea, as an online post titled 'Male Idol Group Leaders' Potential Careers Based On Appearance' heated up the online community boards. The post listed some alternative occupations they felt would best suit their favorite male idol leaders, based on their individual image.

To start, they suggested Super Junior's Leeteuk to become a language instructor at an academy, as he is extremely well-spoken and an expert when it comes to hosting variety programs.

They further suggested that Big Bang's multi-talented leader G-Dragon to be the president of a dance club in school, while stating that the amiable and gentle Onew of SHINee would serve as a good departmental student representative.

The outgoing Jo Kwon of 2AM was thought to be the perfect guy to bring along on overnight college trips, as he easily creates a hilarious and fun atmosphere with his personality. Fans also felt B2ST's leader Yoon Doojoon was the perfect person to become a physical education instructor, and that the suave Jung Yonghwa of CNBLUE has the image of 'that handsome oppa' at church.

Can you imagine the idols taking on these roles? What else could you envision these leaders doing? Let us know below!

Source/Credit:TV Daily
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[NEWS] Lee Min Ho kidnaps Kim Hee Sun on ‘Faith’

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 05:11 AM PDT

Lee Min Ho meets Kim Hee Sun for the first time in an unusual way on SBS TV's new drama series 'Faith'.

Choi Young (Lee Min Ho) traveled to modern times to bring back a doctor with him to the Goryeo Dynasty. Upon being told Yoo Eun Soo (Kim Hee Sun) is a doctor, Choi just throws her over his shoulders and kidnaps her back to his time.

Lee Min Ho had to carry Kim Hee Sun over his shoulder several times when shooting the scene. He rehearsed it many times in various angles and completed the scene without any sign of tiredness. He was worried that Kim Hee Sun would get hurt from his thick warrior's uniform and the actress felt sorry to Lee Min Ho because he had to carry her over his shoulder so often.

'Faith' is about a time travel love story between a king's warrior living in the Goryeo dynasty and a plastic surgeon in modern times.

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Monday Kiz to hold first concert in Japan

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 04:56 AM PDT

Boy band Monday Kiz will hold a solo concert in Japan on July 21.

A representative from the group's agency, Can Entertainment announced on July 18, that Monday Kiz will be holding their first solo concert in Japan under the banner "Monday Kiz Concert with Band, Tokyo 2012."

The band set to play hit songs of theirs from dramas such as "Prosecutor Princess," "Fashion King" and "The Moon that Embraces the Sun." In customary Japanese concert format, the band will also take time to talk to fans and after the concert, partake in a "Hi-Touch" event.

In Korea, the band is set to play at V Hall near Hongik University, Mapo District, western Seoul, on July 29.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] f(x) to debut with “Hot Summer” in Japan

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 04:26 AM PDT

Girl group f(x), who swept various music charts, ended their activities with "Electric Shock" and is gearing up for its Japanese debut. It has been revealed that the girls will heat up the summer season in Japan with debut title track, "Hot Summer".

According to SM Entertainment on July 19th, f(x) will be releasing the Japanese version of their hit track "Hot Summer" in mid-August. The song was orginally listed in the repackaged version of their first full-length album 'PINOCCHIO' released last year.

Last month, f(x) launched an official Japanese teaser website ( for their upcoming debut. The website shows the logo of f(x) in a plain black background, with each character linking to group's profile, mail magazine section and Facebook page.

[NEWS] Psy reveals his creative album design

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 04:11 AM PDT

Psy has unveiled the unique album design for his new sixth album.

The first part of 'Psy 6 (Six Rules)' became available online and offline on July 18th. Having a unique and untraditional concept that could have only come from Psy's creative mind, the album comes in a dome-like shape, with the Psy-merman cartoon on the top.

The special album not only features the ever-popular Psy-merman, but also illustrations of the artists he collaborated with. Humorous cartoons of G-Dragon, Sung Sikyung, Park Junghyun, Leessang, Kim Jinpyo and Yoon Dohyun are also included in the album.

Source: YG

[VIDEO] Full video of Wooyoung preparing “Jang Bread” for his fans

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 03:56 AM PDT

Earlier today, 2PM's uploaded a short video on his me2day along with the message, "Process of making Jang Bread for the fans!! A little sample!! Please pay attention to Wooyoungie who is humming to 'DJ GOT ME GOIN' CRAZY (Feat Jun.k)' ^.~ Then everyone good night~ ☆"

And now, 2PM's official Youtube channel uploaded the full video with English subtitle of the preparations, showing Wooyoung singlehandedly packaged all the gifts.

[VIDEO] GLAM releases MV for “Party (XXO)”

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Having already released the full audio, making-of video and dance practice video for "Party (XXO)", new girl group GLAM finally unleashed the full music video for their debut title track.

Check out the MV below!

[VIDEO] 2NE1 makes a comeback with “I Love You” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 03:35 AM PDT

2NE1 has officially returned with the release of their latest track titled "I Love You" earlier this month. After postponing their comeback performance last week due to unfortunate circumstances, the girls finally hit the stage of Mnet's 'M! Countdown' this week.

Showing a new fierce, yet sexy transformations, 2NE1 delivered an explosive comeback performance for latest track, "I Love You". The Teddy-produced song features the mix of electronic music and trot, giving another color to 2NE1's music style.

Check out their performance below!

120719 Super Junior wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 03:35 AM PDT

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

This week's episode features several comebacks including, 2NE1, B.A.P, NS Yoonji, Gilme and She'z. On the other hand, new groups C-CLOWN, Crayon Pop and GLAM kicked off their respective debut performances.

Other great performances from artists including Super Junior, SISTAR, Wooyoung, A-JAX, Juniel, NU'EST, Gang Kiz, Dalmatian and Chung Ha Yoon.

And for the highlight of the show, Super Junior won against SISTAR and 2NE1 on this week's 'M! Countdown' with their latest track "Sexy, Free & Single".

Congratulations Super Junior for a "double crown" win!

Check out the performances below!

Super Junior







Gang Kiz


Chung Ha Yoon


Watch today's debut and comeback performances below!

2NE1 - "I Love You"
NS Yoonji - "I Got You"
Crayon Pop - "Saturday Night"
B.A.P - "No Mercy"
GLAM - "Party (XXO)"