Monday, November 12, 2012

"Have Shinhwa’s Junjin and SPICA’s Park Joo Hyun broken up?" plus 19 more

"Have Shinhwa’s Junjin and SPICA’s Park Joo Hyun broken up?" plus 19 more


Have Shinhwa’s Junjin and SPICA’s Park Joo Hyun broken up?

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 09:00 AM PST

Back in September, Shinhwa‘s Junjin and SPICA‘s Park Joo Hyun had been confirmed to be dating.

However, it seems as if the couple may have gone their separate ways. Reports are surfacing that Junjin and Park Joo Hyun broke up earlier this month.

When both labels were contacted for clarification, neither confirmed nor denied the rumors. Junjin’s label said, “Recently, we haven’t been in contact with Junjin that often, so we do not know the accurate details.” SPICA’s label also said, “This needs to be confirmed with her.

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate
Tip: Wade

miss A to appear on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 08:29 AM PST

All four members of miss A will be making an appearance on KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

According to a representative of the group’s agency, the girls participated in the recording for the ‘Bae Ho special‘ of ‘Immortal Song 2′ which took place on November 12th at the KBS Hall in Yeouido.

Bae Ho is a legendary Korean singer who released numerous hits in the 60s before passing away at the young age of 29 in 1972.

In addition to miss A, the ‘Bae Ho special’ will feature Lee Ki Chan, Hwayobi, Son Ho Young, Park Hyun Bin, Jung Dong Ha, Norazo, Lim Tae Kyung, Sweet Sorrow, Cherry Filter, B1A4, and LED Apple.

The special will air as a two part special on November 24th and December 1st.

miss A’s Suzy and Dukwon release “Moment” for Canon cameras

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 07:57 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy recently inked an endorsement deal with ‘Canon‘ cameras.

She endorsed various cameras through print and video advertisements and now she has released a song titled “Moment” to help endorse Canon’s EOS M line of cameras. Dukwon from indie band Yoo too, Broccoli is also featured on the song with Suzy.

Check out the track below.

Suzy & Dukwon M Generation Story

SHINee and KARA achieve Gold certification in Japan

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 07:34 AM PST

Groups SHINee and KARA both impressed when they achieved the Gold Certification in Japan.

On November 12th, according to the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), SHINee’s “Dazzling Girl” was certified Gold for exceptional sales. Produced by Jeff Miyahara, “Dazzling Girl” shipped more than 100,000 albums and placed second on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

KARA’s “Electric Boy” also did extremely well, selling over 100,000 albums and also achieving Gold status. Each of KARA’s singles in Japan have been huge hits, as “Electric Boy” proved that by selling 57,942 albums in the first week of sales, also placing second on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

Congratulations to SHINee and KARA on their success overseas!

8Eight’s Lee Hyun releases “Keep in Your Heart” for ‘King of Dramas’ OST

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 01:13 AM PST

Although, 8Eight‘s Lee Hyun is currently serving his mandatory military enlistment, prior to his conscription, he recorded the OST for ‘King of Dramas‘.

The song, titled “Keep In Your Heart” will serve as the drama’s main theme song. The track has an uplifting and hopeful feeling fitting for the tone of the drama. A 14-piece orchestra was used to create the ballad’s beautiful melody. The producer is know for giving bright melodies to sad lyrics and has crafted successful songs for K.Will and the Padam Padam OST.

Check out the wonderful track below:

Park Bo Young releases “My Prince” for ‘Wolf Boy’ OST

Posted: 12 Nov 2012 12:29 AM PST

Since it’s release on October 31st the feature film 'Wolf Boy' has been doing extremely well at the box office. Starring Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Young with the tagline "I'll protect you forever…" the movie seems to be appealing to a wide range of moviegoers.

Now CJ E&M Music has released and OST track for the movie “My Prince” sung by one of the movie’s stars, Park Bo Young.

Listen to the haunting and almost surreal song below.

Lee Young Hyun covers English folk song, “The Water is Wide”, on ‘I Am a Singer 2′

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 11:54 PM PST

Veteran artist Lee Young Hyun covered a classic English folk song, “The Water is Wide”, on the latest episode of ‘I Am a Singer 2′.

“The Water is Wide” is theorized to be of either Scottish or English origin, and parts of its lyrics dates from the 1600s. Although the tune has been covered by dozens of musicians, Lee Young Hyun manages to blend the old with the new in her new rendition.

For our Western European readers, do you think she did a good job?

Who Wore it Better: Ailee vs. Victoria

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 11:19 PM PST

It’s a powerful vocalist vs. a powerful dancer for this edition of WWIB!  On October 20′s ‘Patti Kim Show‘, soloist Ailee wore a black minidress with long sleeves and either studded or rhinestone trim.

f(X)‘s Victoria wore a very similar dress to the ‘Busan International Film Festival‘ on October 5, though hers dress appears to feature twice as many studs or rhinestones.

So, who wore it better?  Cast your vote in the poll and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

B.A.P answers questions about the “Stop It” MV for Loen TV’s ‘Ask In a Box’ series

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:46 PM PST

Loen TV has released another ‘Ask In A Box‘ interview clip, this time featuring rookie group B.A.P, who is currently  promoting their latest hit ‘Stop It“.

In addition to analyzing their “Stop It” music video, including their description of the meaning behind the video’s concept, the group talks about their variety show aspirations, styling, phobias, and much much more.

Watch the interview below, with English subtitles, and let us know what you found most surprising.

SS501′s Park Jung Min releases 2nd music video teaser for “Beautiful”

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:21 PM PST

SS501 member, Park Jung Min, who has recently denied being in a relationship with designer Song Hye Myung, is moving forward with his plans of making a comeback later this month.  After first unveiling the album cover for the new album, and a MV teaser, now he has released a second music video teaser!

His agency revealed, “Park Jung Min’s new album ‘Beautiful’ is the singer’s first self-produced album as he has directed the entire process from the whole concept to the production.”

Park Jung Min’s single album ‘Beautiful‘ will be released on November 14th. While you wait for its release, watch his latest music video teaser below showcasing Park Jung Min’s more mature and charismatic charms..

Singer Lee Seung Gi and actress Park Shin Hye to guest on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 09:58 PM PST

Singer-actor Lee Seung Gi and actress Park Shin Hye will be appearing as guests on an upcoming episode of SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘.

A representative of Lee Seung Gi confirmed the news on November 12th and it’s been revealed that the two guests are currently filming together with the ‘Running Man’ cast members near Gangnam, Seoul.

This will be Lee Seung Gi’s first appearance on a variety program since leaving SBS’s ‘Strong Heart‘ back in April. The singer received much love and praise for his variety skills on ‘Strong Heart’ and ‘1 Night 2 Days‘, so many are anticipating to see his interaction with the ‘Running Man’ cast members.

The episode featuring Lee Seung Gi and Park Shin Hye will air on November 18th.

2PM reveals first group poster for ‘What Time Is It? 2PM Live Tour’

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 09:21 PM PST

In preparation for their upcoming 'What Time Is It? 2PM Live Tour‘, 2PM has revealed the first full group promotional poster!

Much like the individual members' posters, the group shot combines the full body images of all the members who are sporting the a fierce and futuristic vibe.  The group image continues with  monochromatic backdrop and black leather with silver accent pieces styling, adding an edgy feel to the concept.

After last year's successful Asia tour, 2PM has returned to take the continent by storm once again. Sounding the opening call will be their first concert in Shanghai on November 17th.

Stay tuned for the reveal of additional teasers!

B1A4 releases third mini-album, ‘Try to Walk’ featuring Miss A’s Suzy and JeA from the Brown Eyed Girls

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 08:56 PM PST

Boy group B1A4 has made a comeback with their third mini-album, ‘Try to Walk‘.

The group is gaining attention not only for their upgraded sound, but also for news that member Jinyoung, composed their title track “Try to Walk”. In addition, member Baro assisted in writing the lyrics for all of his rap verses.

The mini-album features narration by Miss A‘s Suzy as well as a vocal featurings from Brown Eyed GirlsJeA and Shina-E. The album features British modern rock, R&B, pop and acoustic pop, in its aim to capture the hearts of fans.

While we wait for the full MV for the title track listen to the mini-album’s tracks below below and let us know what your favorite song is.

In The Wind (Intro)

Try to Walk

If…

I Won't Do Bad Things (Narrated by Suzy of Miss A)

What Do You Want to Do (Feat. Shina-E)

Be My Girl- Jinyoung’s Solo – (Feat. JeA Of Brown Eyed Girls)

In The Air

Try to Walk (Inst.)

Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip.

Lee Hyori aims to release a new album in March or April

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 08:43 PM PST

Sexy diva Lee Hyori is aiming to release her new album in March or April of next year. In particular, 2013 will be the year Lee Hyori celebrates her 15th anniversary since her debut, so many are anticipating to see what the singer has in store this time around.

A representative of Hyori’s agency, B2M Entertainment, recently spoke with Star News, stating, “Lee Hyori will not be releasing anything this year. Instead, she currently has her eyes set for a comeback in March or April.”

The rep continued, “Of course there may be some changes, but as this will be her first album in a while, Lee Hyori is working hard on greeting her fans with a new track in Spring of 2013.”

Rapper Crucial Star pre-releases “Flat Shoes” featuring Lovey off of upcoming album ‘Fall’

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 08:12 PM PST

Rapper Crucial Star has pre-released “Flat Shoes” featuring Lovey off of his upcoming album ‘Fall‘.

“Flat Shoes”, which is arranged by RealCollabo‘s BrotherSu and features vocalist Lovey, was originally in Crucial Star’s first mixtape entitled ‘Drawing #1: A Dream Spokesman‘. However, the rapper decided to release an official version of the song as it was well-received by fans. Crucial Star commented, “With the help of BrotherSu, the song has been reborn into an acoustic version.”

The full album is scheduled to drop on November 27th, but in the meantime, check out the short MV for “Flat Shoes” featuring Lovey below!

Source & Image: Hiphopplaya 1, 2

Dal Shabet reveals 2nd MV teaser for “Have, Don’t Have”

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:37 PM PST

Girl group Dal Shabet will be returning soon with their fifth mini album, 'Have, Don't Have'. A few days ago they released a music video teaser, and now have released a second teaser.  ahead of the release, they have unveiled a video teaser!

Dal Shabet's "Have, Don't Have" is a disco song that is easy for listeners to sing along to and the lyrics describe a girl's cute feelings towards a guy.

They have filmed two separate portions of the music video including one for the “Have” portion and another one for “Don’t Have”. This second teaser is from the “Don’t Have” filming

The group will be releasing their album along with a special limited edition photobook on November 13th, but in the meantime, check out the second teaser below!

THE SEEYA reveals “Be With You” drama version MV featuring Co-Ed’s subunit SPEED

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:16 PM PST

After revealing their last member and a mv teaser last week, THE SEEYA have released the full drama version music video for their debut title track “Be With You” from their mini-album, ‘Good to Seeya‘.

The “Be With You” (“My Heart is Dying”) MV features actors Joo Sang Wook and Lim Jung Eun with direction by Chang (‘Death Bell‘).  The music video also features members of Co-Ed‘s male subunit SPEED.

As mentioned previously, the title song, "Be With You” is produced by Duble Sidekick (Double Sidekick).

Check out the MV below and tell us what you think.

Son Dam Bi releases “Dripping Tears” MV and mini-album

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:03 PM PST

The wait is finally over, sultry soloist, Son Dam Bi is finally back with her new album ‘Dripping Tears‘. After a much-discussed music video teaser, just moments ago, she revealed the full version MV for “Dripping Tears” as well as her latest album of the same name.

The mini-album contains six tracks, aside from the title songs, there is “Return“, “I Wanted to Love“, “Emergency Call“, and “It Seems So“.

The intense music video tells the story of a woman’s tumultuous relationship.

Check out the full MV below tell us what you think.

“Return”

“I Wanted to Love”

“Emergency Call”

“It Seems So”

“Dripping Tears” (G. Remix Version)

Yang Hyun Suk frequently ‘drunk dials’ J.Y. Park?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 06:31 PM PST

The November 12th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Good Morning‘ aired footage of the press conference for ‘K-Pop Star 2‘, which took place on November 9th at the SBS building in Mok-dong, Seoul.

During the press conference, singer and producer J.Y. Park revealed CEO Yang Hyun Suk‘s recent personality change by saying, “Yang Hyun Suk hyung changed a lot. The downside is he keeps calling me at midnight when he’s drunk.”

To this, Yang Hyun Suk acknowledged it by saying, “I always do call Park Jin Young when I’m drunk. I recently asked him, ‘You’re not even my girlfriend so why do I keep calling you when I’m drunk?‘,” causing everyone to burst in laughter.

Meanwhile, season two of ‘K-Pop Star’ is set to premiere on November 18th.

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate

IU makes her first appearance on television after selca happening

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 05:31 PM PST

IU made her first appearance on television after her selca happening with Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk as an MC for the ‘2012 Love Sharing Concert‘ along with Lee Jong Suk and ZE:A‘s Kwanghee.

The singer looked calm throughout the show, introducing guests without any issues. She looked slightly less bubbly and cheerful than she normally does on television appearances, replacing it with a quieter calmness. Some even commented, “IU appears to have gone through a lot with the selca happening.”

On November 10th, IU had attracted much attention after accidentally uploading a picture of herself and Eunhyuk at home. Loen Entertainment released an official statement, explaining that Eunhyuk had visited IU over the summer when she had been sick.

Source + Image: Segye Ilbo via Naver