Monday, October 22, 2012

"Crayon Pop releases teaser for comeback single “Dancing Queen”" plus 19 more

"Crayon Pop releases teaser for comeback single “Dancing Queen”" plus 19 more


Crayon Pop releases teaser for comeback single “Dancing Queen”

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 09:13 AM PDT

Five-member rookie group Crayon Pop who debuted back in June with “Bing Bing are set to return with a new digital single titled “Dancing Queen“.

Not much is known about the new digital single but Crayon Pop’s official YouTube channel uploaded a teaser video earlier today and revealed that their comeback date will be on October 26th.

Tip: Hugh

2NE1 with Yoo Seung Ho & Song Heung Min for adidas “Let’s Get Out There” CF

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 08:50 AM PDT

The ladies of 2NE1 have released another new CF for German sports apparel company adidas.

Back in June, 2NE1 visited Cannes, France representing their fellow K-pop idol stars for the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Shortly after this, 2NE1 traveled to Italy and visited the southern portion of the Alps to film this CF for adidas. They were accompanied by actor Yoo Seung Ho and 20 year old soccer prodigy Song Heung Min, who plays for the German team Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga league. This was a real treat for Son Heung Min as he revealed on his Twitter that he’s a huge fan of 2NE1.

Altogether, they’re endorsing the winter line of adidas and they’re encouraging young people to participate in outdoor activities as the theme is “Let’s Get Out There“.

Check out the CF and some photos below!

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Tip: blackjack
Source: adidas Korea

Epik High’s Tablo shares his thoughts on the group’s comeback + releases “commentary film” for ’99′

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Epik High‘s Tablo shared his thoughts on the group’s comeback via Twitter.

The trio finally returned to the music scene after a three year hiatus by releasing their 7th full-length album ‘99‘.

After holding their first comeback stage on the October 21st broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘, Tablo updated his Twitter with the following post: “I’m very happy just being able to stand on stage together as three. As it’s been a while since we were last together, it was a bit awkward and we’re still lacking in many ways, but please continue to watch over us and be with us. Thank you.

On the same day, member Mithra Jin also tweeted, “Indeed… Performing on stage is fun~ I was nervous and shaking as it’s been a long time!!! But.. Now that we have returned and performed… This was it!! We’re always moving forward!! Follow us~.”

In addition, the group has released a “commentary film”, in which the members each take turns introducing and explaining the tracks in their latest album.

Check it out below!

Source: Tablo’s Twitter, Mithra Jin’s Twitter

MBLAQ’s Mir to join ‘Law of the Jungle 2′

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 07:46 AM PDT

MBLAQ‘s Mir will be joining the ‘Laws of the Jungle 2‘ cast.

Mir will be the second male idol after ZE:A‘s Kwanghee to tackle the jungle, and he is expected to become the energizer of the ‘Byungman Tribe’. Mir will be traveling to South America in November with the rest of the cast to visit various areas of the Amazon Jungle.

With current members Ricky Kim and Ryu Dam leaving, the show will be going through not only a member change but also a change in its time slot. The episodes for the new season are likely to be aired on Fridays at 10 PM instead of its current time slot.

Tip: Vickertix

F.Cuz’s Jinon has been cast in the sitcom ‘Firm Family’

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 06:40 AM PDT

F.cuz’s leader, Jinon, has been cast in the new sitcom ‘Firm Family‘.

Jinon will be playing a part-time worker at Oh Kwang Rok‘s LP bar, who is also Oh Kwang Rok’s daughter’s (Han Ji Woo) boyfriend.

In the sitcom, the idol will show off an annoyingly whismical, yet cute charm of a 20-something college student that is sure to capture the hearts of many viewers.

‘Firm Family’, with Oh Kwang Rok, Han Ji Woo, Kim Sae Rom, and Yoo Sae Yoon, will be filled with episodes that all viewers of any age and gender can relate to. The new sitcom is set to air its first episode on November 3rd.

Source + Image: TV Daily via Nate

IU proposes a duet with 2AM’s Jo Kwon

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 05:50 AM PDT

Soloist IU and 2AM member Jo Kwon‘s recent exchange of tweets has captured the attention of fans and netizens. The two singers have agreed to sing a duet in the future.

It began with Jo Kwon tweeting to IU, writing, “If you listen to ‘Every End of the Day‘ in a lowered key, it sounds like my voice. Keke. Listen to it~ I should do a cover of it some day. Hehe.”

A couple of hours later, IU responded with, “Let’s do a duet, oppa. Keke,” to which Jo Kwon replied, “Let’s do it!! Looking forward to it… Hehe.

Fans responded in favor of the idea as they left comments like, “I really want to hear a duet between IU and Jo Kwon“, “If they sing a duet together, I bet it’ll be a hit“, and more.

Source: IU’s Twitter, Jo Kwon’s Twitter

B2ST, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, MBLAQ, and 2AM to create two new boy groups for 2012 SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 05:00 AM PDT

On the October 21st broadcast of SBSInkigayo‘, it was revealed that members from popular boy groups B2ST, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, MBLAQ, and 2AM will come together to create two new boy groups for the 2012 SBS ‘Gayo Daejun‘.

The new boy groups, using the four unique colors of each group, will be revealing new title songs through SBS ‘Gayo Daejun’, fitting the theme of “Color of K-Pop”, as the boy groups have been categorized as the “Black” group and the “Blue” group for the occasion.

The members participating in the two new groups include 2AM’s Jo Kwon and Jinwoon, MBLAQ’s G.O and Lee Joon, INFINITE’s Woohyun and Hoya, TEEN TOP’s Niel and L.Joe, and B2ST’s Kikwang and Yoseob.

Are you excited to see the two new boy groups?

Jang Woo Hyuk to join fixed cast of ‘God of Victory’

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 03:20 AM PDT

Singer Jang Woo Hyuk will be joining the cast of MBC‘s Sunday evening variety show, ‘God of Victory‘, as a fixed cast member.

His fixed position on the show comes as the troubled program goes through a format overhaul, lessening its dependence on guests and attempting to focus more on team play.

With sixteen years of entertainment industry experience under his belt, anticipation is high for Jang Woo Hyuk’s variety skills. His company, WH Entertainment, said, “You’ll be able to see a side of Jang Woo Hyuk you’ve never seen before. We ask for your support.”

Source: Star News via Nate

Juniel cheers on students taking college entrance exams

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Rookie soloist Juniel cheered on the students taking college entrance exams with her own personal message.

In the clip, the singer says, " To all the students studying for the college entrance exams good luck I’ll be rooting for you!"

Fans who saw the clip thank her for cheering them on and mentioned how thin and beautiful she was looking lately.

The solo singer made her official debut with her Japanese single “Ready Go” is reportedly preparing for a December comeback. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from her so it’s great to get sweet update.

After School’s Lizzy confirmed for MBC weekend drama, ‘My Sons’

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 12:50 AM PDT

After School‘s Lizzy has been confirmed to take on a new acting role on the currently-airing MBC weekend drama, ‘My Sons‘.

Acting alongside seasoned veterans Ryu Soo Young and Seo In Guk, Lizzy will be playing a newcomer who speaks her mind, aimed towards the current three-way relationship between the main characters.

“She was chosen over many strong applicants, and successfully completed her first filming last week,” said a representative for the drama. Her role on ‘My Sons’ will be her first in a drama, following her debut with the sitcom ‘All My Love‘ last year.

Source: Joy News 24

 

Jewelry releases behind-the-scenes clips of their “Look at Me” MV

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 12:01 AM PDT

Jewelry recently made a powerful comeback with the release of their new mini album ‘Look At Me‘! The group previously released a dance practice video, tutorial, and a behind-the-scenes clip of their album jacket shooting and are now treating fans to a making-of film for the ”Look at Me” music video.

The 4-member girl group opened the way for the October girl-group battle that is currently heating up the charts with this song from hit-making producer Shinsadong Tiger (Rado, and LE of EXID co-wrote the track together with Shinsadong Tiger) that has upgraded their sexy charms to another level.

Check out their “Look at Me” BTS below to see how the fiesty music video was made!

Kim C’s band Hot Potato releases their 5th album ‘Who Doesn’t Like Sweet Things’

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 11:38 PM PDT

On the 22nd, Kim C’s band Hot Potato released their 5th album ‘Who Doesn’t Like Sweet Things‘.

The band is releasing their first full album in 2 years. Hot Potato has expressed themselves once more in their uniquely cynical, yet exciting perspective for their new album.

There is a total of 8 songs included in this album. The songs range from the lightly rhythmic ”Alarm“, to “Arm Pillow” and its soft string melody, and garage-style “Leming“.

Also included is “Error” that mixes electric and analog, “Self Portrait” with its ever-changing rhythm, and the retro-style “ ‘The Butterfly comes because there is a Flower’ is just what We Think” plus remixes of “Bless Me” and “The Flowers of Yeoido must be Happy“.

In celebration of their new album, Hot Potato will be holding a concert from November 10th through 11th.

Check out the songs below!

1. Alarm

 

2.Arm Pillow

 

3. Leming

 

4. Self Portrait

 

5.’The Butterfly comes because there is a Flower’ is just what We Think

 

6. Bless Me

 

7. Error

 

8. The Flowers of Yeoido must be Happy

Goo Hye Sun releases MV and OST album for ‘Peach Tree’

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 10:48 PM PDT

The full music video and OST for Goo Hye Sun‘s new film ‘Peach Tree‘ have finally been released.

The OST is comprised of ten tracks, all of which were composed and written by Goo Hye Sun herself, and actor Jo Seung Woo and actress Seo Hyun Jin each participated in singing one of the tracks in the album.

"Peach Tree" is Goo Hye Sun's second full-length film as a director, the first being "Magic". The film tells the story of Siamese twins (played by Jo Seung Woo and Ryu Duk Hwan) who fall in love with the same woman (played by Nam Sang Mi).

Check out the MV and several tracks from the OST below!

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“Peach Tree” MV

“Summer Day”

“My Lover”

“Moonlight”

T-ara’s Eunjung turns down dramas to focus on concert schedule

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 10:40 PM PDT

T-ara‘s Eunjung recently commented her future acting activities.

In a recent interview she stated, “Due to the Asia tour early next year, it will be difficult to participate in a drama.”

T-ara’s management company Core Contents Media further explained, “Early next year T-ara will be embarking on an Asia tour in the first half of the year and music promotion in Japan in the latter half. For Eunjung to participate in a drama is difficult at this time due to schedules. Eunjung recently got a love call for two movies as well as two dramas, but had to kindly reject them due to the schedules.”

In related news, T-ara recently shared their feelings on the situation that unfolded with Hwayoung's departure.

S Plus Entertainment releases their official statement concerning the assualt case

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 10:13 PM PDT

On the 22nd, S Plus Entertainment stated, “The information about the recent problem with the manager is far from the truth“.

They continued, “We will be taking legal action against the reporter who selfishly exaggerated and distorted the actual case, and against the company who released the article with a picture of an actor, who is unrelated to the actual case“.

Previously, a company released an article stating that on the 10th an employee of S Plus Entertainment was assaulted by the CEO, resulting in injuries requiring a 3-week hospitalization. They also reported that the CEO and three other employees were being sued.

S Plus Entertainment is currently representing Jang Suh Hee, Kang Ji Hwan, Kim Hyung Joon, Lee Ki Woo, Choi Jae Hwan, and many other artists.

Source + Image: Saeng Saeng News via Naver

 

SM Entertainment’s dance unit for Hyundai’s ‘PYL’ releases digital single “MAXSTEP”

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 09:56 PM PDT

As mentioned previously, SM Entertainment and Hyundai have partnered up to release the 'PYL Younique Album'.

It's the first time an entertainment agency has collaborated with a car company to release an album, and the collaboration has been gathering much attention.

BoAGirls' Generation's Jessica, and a dance unit team composed of Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Girls' Generation's HyoyeonSHINee's TaeminSuper Junior-M's HenryEXO-K's Kai, and EXO-M's Luhan are featured in the album.

With BoA and Jessica already having revealed their tracks, now the dance unit team has released the full audio for their song ”MAXSTEP“.

Having previously revealed two music video teasers, fans have been anticipating this beat-heavy track since its announcement. The hard-edged song does not disappoint creating even more excitement for the upcoming music video and choreography.

Check out “MAXSTEP”s full audio below and stay tuned for the official releases coming up later!

Kim Jang Hoon releases MV teaser for “Not Here” featuring Paris Hilton

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 09:39 PM PDT

Earlier this week, Kim Jang Hoon revealed jacket photos for his 10th album some of which featured American socialite Paris Hilton. He has now released the first music video teaser for ballad “Not Here“.

He shared the teaser on an October 19th me2day post writing, "Kim Jang Hoon new song ‘Not Here’ teaser video – thanks to the government it was a little late, but after much hardship here is the teaser. Pregnant women and elderly folk, please lower the volume keke. On the 25th at 12 noon look forward to the whole song and video. Really… you need to watch it in 3D for 100 times the amazement, please watch it in 3D later. I spent over 1.5 billion [~$1.3M USD] on it, don’t let it go to waste keke".

In his me2day, Kim Jang Hoon refers to the government, aka MOGEF, sarcastically because they had initially given the music video a 19+ rating.  After multiple edits, including taking out a large portion of the car crash sequence, MOGEF approved the music video for public broadcast.

Paris Hilton‘s featuring is creating even more excitement for the full music video. Kim Jang Hoon previously explained that, "we considered others like Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson, but according to surveys ran in Korea, Paris Hilton was more well-known to the public compared to the other two, which is how we came to choose her as our final lead".  Thanks to K-Pop's rising popularity all over the world, the casting offer was readily accepted.

The music video was filmed in both 2D and 3D versions with top Hollywood staff, including experts who worked on the movie ‘Avatar‘.

Watch the teaser below and tell us if it seems worth its $1.3M price tag.

Skarf releases video of member Ferlyn dancing to Ciara’s “Turn It Up”

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 09:28 PM PDT

Skarf, who is currently promoting the second song on their debut single, “My Love“, has been treating fans to dance practice videos.  Alpha Entertainment recently uploaded yet another dance practice clip this time with member Ferlyn dancing to Ciara‘s “Turn it Up” featuring Usher.

Recall that Skarf is a four member-group made up of two Korean members and two Singaporean members.

Dressed casually in black leggings, a black top with yellow geometric accents, and a pair of Jeremy Scott‘s wings sneakers, Ferlyn attempts to add her own flavor to this hard-hitting dance track.  Starting off with a few acrobatic moves, Ferlyn uses dances moves quite different from what we are used to from Skarf.

Check out the video below, did she do Ciara’s dance justice?

Rookie group EXCITE releases debut single ‘Try Again’

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 09:06 PM PDT

EXCITE, another new rookie group hoping to leave their mark on the industry, has just released their three-track debut single, ‘Try Again‘.

The group had previously released two music videos for their title track “Try Again” which the group has already been promoting on music programs. Now EXCITE has released the other two tracks on their single, a short Intro track and “Let us just…“.

EXCITE is Penta Entertainment‘s first male idol group, and is made up of members Seunguk, Minhoo, Sihyuk, Beat, and Tae.G. In a recent interview, the group explained that they were against the ‘mysterious’ and far-from-reach concept that boy groups often take to look cool and plans to instead be warm and friendly to get closer with their fans.

Check out their debut single below, do you have a favorite song?

Intro

Try Again

Let us just…

Thanks to bubblefeetmusic for the tip.

Female trio D-Unit to make a comeback on November 7th with “Luv Me”

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 08:43 PM PDT

Female trio D-Unit, who made their debut in August with ‘Welcome to Business‘, is gearing up for a comeback on November 7th with “Luv Me“.

“Luv Me” is a combination of rock and hip-hop genres and compared to their debut track “I’m Missing You“, it has an even more powerful beat and vocal track.

D-Unit has already finished filming their music video and the first teaser is expected to be released on November 1st.