Friday, October 12, 2012

"G-Dragon’s album ‘One of a Kind’ is #1 for September album sales" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon’s album ‘One of a Kind’ is #1 for September album sales" plus 19 more


G-Dragon’s album ‘One of a Kind’ is #1 for September album sales

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 09:17 AM PDT

G-Dragon‘s solo album ‘One of a Kind‘ ranked number one on the Gaon monthly album chart for September after selling 170,000 copies.

Additionally, his title track, “That XX” also ranked number 1 on the digital chart for month with over 1,120,000 downloads. “Missing You” featuring Kim Yoona ranked 6th while “Crayon” ranked 7th, placing three of G-Dragon’s songs from his new solo album in the top 10 for the month of September.

TVXQ‘s ‘Catch Me‘ couldn’t catch G-Dragon’s ‘One of a Kind’ for the top spot as it sold 130,000 copies and placed second for the month of September.

All promotional activities canceled for U-KISS’ Dongho

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 08:49 AM PDT

U-KISSDongho was sent to the emergency room because of pain in his lungs. He was diagnosed with pleurisy, and there is the possibility that he may have to undergo surgery.

Because of his hospital stay, Dongho has canceled all of his schedules, including promotional activities for his movie ‘Don’t Cry Mommy‘. His appearance onSNL Korea‘ has also been canceled, as well as all promotional activities for “Stop Girl“. He is being especially cautious because he is also scheduled to have his interview with Chung-Ang University.

Hopefully Dongho gets better soon!

Wonder Girls & Psy added to star-studded lineup of KIISFM’s ‘Jingle Ball’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 08:24 AM PDT

Every year in December, the #1 Hit Music Station of Los Angeles, “KIIS-FM” holds a concert called the “Jingle Ball“. Only hot marquee performers are invited to perform at this concert and this year both the Wonder Girls and Psy will be performing!

There will be two concerts held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on December 1st (Saturday) and December 3rd (Monday).

On December 1st, the Wonder Girls will perform “Like Money” with special guest Akon. Other performers on this night include Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift, OneRepublic, and Ellie Goulding.

On December 3rd, Psy will perform his mega-hit “Gangnam Style“. Other performers on this night include Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, The Wanted, Fun, Afrojack, Owl City, and Zedd.

If you’re interested in attending, initial ticket sales will go exclusively to KIIS CLUB VIPS on Friday, October 19 at 10:00AM PST. Tickets to the general public will go on sale the following day on October 20 at 10:00AM PST via ticketmaster. More information can be found at the Jingle Ball 2012 website.

Tip: Ferdz Evans & mskpopfan

TVXQ’s Yunho impressed by Yoo Se Yoon’s strength on ‘God of Victory’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 08:03 AM PDT

TVXQ‘s Yunho was astounded at UV‘s athletic abilities.

TVXQ and UV were guests on MBC‘s ‘God of Victory‘, and Yunho along with Yoo Se Yoon had to battle each other on a pull up bar, trying to make the other fall by using only their legs.

Before the round, Yoo Se Yoon declared, “I won’t lose in a pull up bar battle.” Yunho revealed, “Even the monkey Yoo Se Yoon has his days where he’d fall from the bar. That’s going to be today. I’ve never lost in a pull up bar battle.

Everyone in the studio seemed to believe that Yunho would be the victor, as he’d even beat the muscular Kim Jong Kook on the bar once before. However, once the battle started, Yoo Se Yoon proved his words with unexpected skill, dominating Yunho. Yunho declared, “Yoo Se Yoon has surpassed Kim Jong Kook. My mind is currently blown.

The full results of all the matches will be aired on the 14th.

Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate

A Pink’s Na-Eun completes first filming of ‘Childless Comfort’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 07:30 AM PDT

A Pink‘s Na-Eun has successfully wrapped up her first day of filming for the jTBC weekend drama,Childless Comfort‘.

Na-Eun will be playing the role of ‘Oh Soomi’, a teenager with bright and quirky charms that make her the vitamin of the drama. This is Na-Eun’s second drama after ‘The Great Seer‘, and her second time working with writer Kim Su Hyun.

Despite the character’s bubbly exterior, Oh Soomi has a troubled past. After the death of her father, her mother marries another man, sending Soomi to live with her grandmother. After graduating from middle school, Soomi decides to pick up her life and move to Seoul. After enrolling at a night high school, she takes on every part-time job she can to make ends meet.

New still cuts from the set show Na-Eun dressed casually while on a date with ‘Joon Gi’ (played by Lee Do Young), the youngest son of Yoo Dong Geun‘s character. The scene was filmed on the streets of Sangamdong, Seoul on September 26.

Although the first filming had her visibly nervous, Na-Eun soon got into focus with her character and lifted the film set’s atmosphere with her complete character transformation.

‘Childless Comfort’ will begin airing on October 27 at 8:50PM KST.

Check out photos from the filming below.

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Celebrities show their support for Jewelry’s comeback

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 07:16 AM PDT

Various celebrities have shown their support for Jewelry‘s latest album, creating even more excitement about their comeback.

Stars who were spotted promoting Jewelry’s comeback include hit drama ‘Reply 1997‘ co-stars Seo In Guk and A Pink‘s Eunji, comedian Kim Shin Young and KARA‘s Jiyoung from the cast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2‘, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kim Ji Yeon and gymnast Kim Ji Hoon, MC Jun Hyun Moo, ZE:A, Nine Muses, U-KISS, and EXID. The celebrities all held a sign with the title of Jewelry’s new single, “Look At Me“.

Check out Jewelry’s debut performance of “Look At Me” on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Music Bankhere if you missed it!

J.Y. Park claims he is the inspiration behind Psy’s “Gangnam Style”?

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 06:56 AM PDT

J.Y. Park recently showed his support for Psy and his success with “Gangnam Style” on the October 12th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Good Morning‘.

During the show, a clip of J.Y. Park claiming he is the inspiration behind the hit song caught the attention of viewers. J.Y. Park shared, “I started to support a YG artist because I heard that I was the inspiration behind the song,” and laughed shyly.

However, it seems that it was a misunderstanding as the clip of J.Y. Park was actually recorded before Psy released the song. A representative from JYP Entertainment explained that J.Y. Park filmed the support message to help out Psy, who is his hoobae and good friend. The representative added, “J.Y. Park, who is currently taking time off, probably doesn’t even know this misunderstanding occurred.”

Behind-the-scenes footage of Psy filming his unforgettable music video was also played on the program. Ironically, Psy commented, “Even as I’m filming it, [I feel like it doesn't make sense]. As I film scene after scene, [it feels like it’s in vain,” revealing that he did not expect the song and music video to become a global sensation.

Kim Jang Hoon to focus on overseas promotions next year

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 06:36 AM PDT

After finally making amends to Psy, singer Kim Jang Hoon is planning to leave South Korea for several months to begin his international tour and perform in the United States, China, and possibly other countries.

Kim Jang Hoon confirmed on the 12th, “After going though a series of events, my self-esteem fell to its lowest point, and I was left with so much disappointment towards myself. There are so many unexpected schedules that arise while in Korea that make it difficult for me to keep myself healthy. For me to continue my activities, I would have to continue taking sleeping pills and panic disorder medicine, but now, I’ve come to a point that I can’t handle. I would like to leave for a couple of years and clear my thoughts in order to come back with an open mind and heart and live well.”

Kim Jang Hoon is set to leave South Korea in late April next year. He’ll be performing in 8 to 12 cities across New York and Los Angeles. With the help of Shanghai Media Group, the singer also plans to continue his tour in China.

Following the release of the teaser video for his new single on the 25th, Kim Jang Hoon will leave for Taiwan and Shanghai.

Which idols have the same name?

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 06:16 AM PDT

The latest buzz on the internet has centered around idols who have the same name. Photos documenting idols who share the same legal name surfaced recently on an online community site.

For male idols, (Junsu, Changmin, Kibum, Minho, Heechul, Minwoo, Hyesung, JR, Jonghyun, Seungho, Byunghun, Seunghyun, and Minhyuk) a total of 13 names were listed. Jonghyun, Seunghyun, Minwoo, and Kibum were found to be the most common idol names.

Fans commented, “Everyone has a good name“, “My name is also an idol name“, and “Their names are so confusing I don’t know what to call them“.

Check out the images below for the complete list, and let us know if you can think of any others!

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Rising stars Lee Yoo Bi and Kim Woo Bin to be cast in ‘School’?

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 05:57 AM PDT

Rising stars Kim Woo Bin and Lee Yoo Bi have been announced as strong candidates for the new KBS 2TV drama ‘School‘.

KBS stated, “Kim Woo Bin and Lee Yoo Bi auditioned for ‘School’, and they’re now in the final stages of negotiations. They have not been confirmed as part of the cast of ‘School’, but we’re planning for them to play the leading roles.” ‘School’ started in 1999 as a drama aimed at a younger audience. All four seasons have produced many stars. The newest season will air in 2013, and fans are anticipating which actors will be cast.

On the actors, KBS commented, “Kim Woo Bin’s boyish yet rebellious image suits well with ‘School’. His acting talent has been confirmed through the projects he’s worked on as well as his audition, so we’re looking forward to him. We asked Lee Yoo Bi to audition because her innocent and girlish image suits the project well.

Drama fans may recognize Kim Woo Bin from the recent SBS drama ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘ and Lee Yoo Bi for her role as ‘Choco’ on KBS 2TV’s ‘Nice Guy‘.

Son Dam Bi reveals her drinking habits on ‘Happy Together’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 05:35 AM PDT

On the October 10th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, Son Dam Bi revealed her drinking habits.

Son Dam Bi revealed, “I start repeating things I’ve said before when I start getting drunk. At first, I wasn’t the type to drink a lot, but as I started going to more gatherings, I became better at it. While I start repeating myself, I become a lot more cheery. A little.” She then showed everyone an example of one of her habits by twisting her hair and smiling.

The singer continued, “I became a bigger drinker because of Ahn Jae Wook. We filmed a drama together, and in the beginning, it was difficult for me [to drink a lot at get-togethers with the drama's staff and actors]. As I kept going, I became better at drinking. I drink until Ahn Jae Wook becomes drunk,” explaining the reason behind her high tolerance.

Actor Shin Hyun Joon reveals his script for ‘Oohlala Couple’

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 05:16 AM PDT

Actor Shin Hyun Joon, who’s currently starring in KBS‘ ‘Oohlala Couple‘, revealed his script to explain that his ad-libs in the drama are actually prepared.

The actor posted to Twitter on the 10th: ”My ad-libs in the drama aren’t just done without preparation or thought. I constantly practice and worry about them again and again [before filming]. Thank you so so much for enjoying my acting. @^^@.” Accompanying his post was a photo of his script, which was filled with marks and notes.

Shin Hyun Joon is being praised for his acting in the drama. Viewers are saying he plays the part of a man who gets his soul switched with his wife perfectly.

Netizens commented, “As expected from an experienced actor“, “Here’s the reason why ‘Oohlala Couple’ is so fun“, “He’s such a hardworking actor“, and more.

Check out allkpop‘s recap of episode 1 of ‘Oohlala Couple’ here.

‘All the K-Pop’ ranks SECRET members

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 04:57 AM PDT

MBC Music‘s ‘All the K-Pop‘ asked 100 cosmetic surgeons, nurses, and other professionals in the plastic surgery industry to rank the SECRET members according to looks.

Hyosung was chosen as the best looking SECRET member due to her baby face and glamorous body. After hearing she ranked 1st, she smiled brightly, clearly happy. When MC Boom asked her to send a video message to her future husband, she laughed and recorded a cute clip filled with aegyo.

The show also ran a survey among bodyguards to rank which member they would like to protect the most. Most bodyguards picked Sunhwa as 1st, citing reasons like “Sunhwa’s ankles are thin, so she falls often“, “She always looks so vulnerable“, and “She can’t find the stage because she doesn’t have a sense of direction“. Sunhwa responded that she was surprised at how well the bodyguards knew her.

Hyosung was ranked 2nd because she loses her items often and always goes off by herself. Ji Eun was ranked 3rd because, according to the bodyguards, she looks like she could handle everything herself, while Zinger was ranked last due to her powerful, charismatic presence.

In related news, ‘All the K-Pop’ranked KARA two weeks ago, and the professionals chose Gyuri as first in terms of appearance.

Watch a clip of SECRET’s appearance below (~22:20)!

‘Hyung Don and Dae Joon’ to change wardrobe for winter promotions?

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 04:36 AM PDT

Hyung Don and Dae Joon‘ might be going through a style change soon.

Member Defconn (Dae Joon) tweeted, “If ‘Hyung Don and Dae Joon’ are going to sing this winter, our clothes are going to be a problem… If we sing outside, we’ll freeze immediately. We have to prepare duck down jackets before it gets cold. Jack Nicklaus, Wolsey, Big Gate or Nova is good,” making fans wonder if ‘Hyung Don and Dae Joon’ will be making a comeback soon.

He also attached a photo of the duo’s first album cover, which reveals the short sleeve ahjusshi look the two have been promoting with. However, as the weather is getting colder, Defconn seems to have decided that it would become impossible to promote with the same style, hinting at an upcoming wardrobe change.

Netizens commented, “Are you hinting at winter activities?“, “I’m looking forward to fun performances in the winter too!“, and “Oppa, be careful of colds“.

Celebrities cheer on Ailee’s “I’ll Show You” comeback

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 04:16 AM PDT

Celebrities have come together to cheer on Ailee‘s comeback!

Ailee released the teaser video for “I’ll Show You” featuring MBLAQ‘s G.O. earlier today, and it seems that it’s not only fans who are looking forward to her return. Comedians, fellow idols, and other stars each sent words of encouragement to support her upcoming release.

“I’ll Show You” is the title track of Ailee’s first mini-album ‘Invitation‘, which will hit stores on October 16 KST.

Check out the support video below!

Psy wins 8th ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from October 12th!

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 03:48 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, Jewelry, K.Will, AOA, Gavy NJ, BBde Girl, 84LY, EXID and CRAZYNO all held their respective debut/comeback stage.

As for the winners, TVXQ faced off against Psy for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Psy who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Gangnam Style".

Congratulations to Psy for claiming his 8th K-Chart win with his viral hit “Gangnam Style”!

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K.Will is back on ‘Music Bank’ with “Please Don’t…”!

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 03:31 AM PDT

Solo artist K.Will has returned with his latest hit title track named “Please Don’t…“.

The soloist has made a return with 'The Third Album Part 1', and is expected to top music charts with his heartfelt ballads like always. He has also unveiled the music video for his title track recently, starring SISTAR's Dasom along with Seo In Guk.

Many well-respected professionals have participated in the new album including Kim Do Hoon, as well as the lyricist for IU's "Good Day", the lyricist for 4men's "I Can't", and other famous producers, who have created successful pieces in the Korean music industry.

As always, K.Will has impressed with flawless vocals, and delivered a very solid performance for fans to enjoy.

Check it out below, along with his performance of “Butterfly“!

Jewelry says to “Look At Me” with their comeback on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 03:22 AM PDT

Jewelry has finally performed their comeback stage with “Look At Me“!

The 4-member girl group has made a return after a hiatus of one year and 5 months. They are opening the way for the October girl-group battle with a song from hit-making producer Shinsadong Tiger that has upgraded their sexy charms to another level.

Although it’s been awhile since the ladies took the stage, they proved that their charismatic personalities have not faded.

Check out their performance below, which includes “Rhythm HA!!

EXID is back with “Every Night” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 03:17 AM PDT

EXID released their new single "Every Night" the other day, and has now performed the track live for fans to enjoy.

As mentioned previously, "Every Night" is a different version of member LE's self-written song "Phone Call" from the group's 'HIPPITY HOP' mini-album, and Shinsadong Tiger is said to have lent a helping hand with the new track.

The so-called ‘rookie’ group has been topping charts since the release of “Every Night”, further winning attention from strangers alike.

Check out their performance below!

AOA takes the stage with “Get Out” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 03:06 AM PDT

AOA is back with their second single album 'Wanna Be'!

The group had originally scheduled the album release for October 11th but due to the requests of fans, they decided to reveal their new tracks a day earlier.

Containing three tracks including "Get Out", "Happy Ending", and "My Song", this new project is sure to showcase the girls' talents further and help them solidify their position as one of the more memorable rookie groups of this year, with talent clearly visible in their comeback performance.

Check out AOA’s rocking clip below!