Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure to be exhibited in December" plus 24 more

"Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure to be exhibited in December" plus 24 more


Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure to be exhibited in December

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 07:00 AM PST


Singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong will be transformed into a life sized wax figure.

Kim Hyun Joong was recently selected to be made into a wax figurine which will be exhibited at Madame Tussauds Museum in Busan. The Hallyu star took part in a three-hour long photo shoot to measure his 500 body parts to make a life-sized figure of himself.

A spokesperson for the museum stated, "Many Korean tourists visit Madame Tussauds in Busan. Since Kim Hyun Joong is very popular in Korea and Asian countries, other branch museums in Asia are paying a lot of attention to his wax figure."

The wax figurine will be unveiled sometime in early December.

‘I Miss You’ releases posters with Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:30 AM PST



MBC's upcoming drama 'I Miss You' has revealed the official posters starring JYJ's Park Yoochun and actress Yoon Eun Hye.

In the adult version of poster, Park Yoochun and Yun Eun Hye are shown drowned in sadness. They are looking in different directions like their unfulfilled love.

The child version of poster features Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun, who play the young version of Park Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye, portraying their fresh first love in the rain.

'I Miss You' is a melodrama and will tell the story of detective Han Jung Woo (played by Park Yoochun) and fashion designer Lee Soo Yeon who live with a broken heart from their first love. The drama starts airing on November 7.

Psy to receive Korea’s Order of Cultural Merit

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST


World star Psy will be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit award by South Korea in an official award ceremony that will take place on November 19th at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul.

On November 6th, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism announced the 10 figures who will be getting orders in the recognition of their great contribution in the development and spread of Korean wave. Psy made it in the list for the success of "Gangnam Style".

A representative stated, "Psy is receiving the Order of Culture Merit because he has spread awareness for Korean pop music and increased interest in Korea with 'Gangnam Style' that was released back in July 2012."

Meanwhile, director Kim Ki Duk, singer Geum Sa Hyang, drama writer Kim Soo Hyun, actor Yoon Il Bong, actress Na Moon Hee, director Song Seung Hwan, singer Song Chang Shik, actress Cho Min Soo, and actor Lee Jung Jin will be all recognized with different orders.


Source: StarN News

ZE:A Minwoo’s Japanese unit ranks #2 on Oricon chart

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:40 AM PST


3Peace☆Lovers, a trio Korean-Japanese unit group including ZE:A's member Minwoo, has reach the number two spot on the Oricon chart.

On November 6, Minwoo and his Japanese unit group, 3Peace☆Lovers, released its new single "Love Evolution". The new single ranked 2nd on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart, performing much better with their debut single, "Love Evolution".

Celebrating the feat, Minwoo tweeted, "The unit group I'm part of in Japan, 3PL got #2 on the Oricon Daily Chart TT TT !!!!! Wow!" and thanked the fans saying, "Thank you to our Korean fans, TT TT I'm feeling so good today. Thank you for enjoying it with me hehehe."

3Peace☆Lovers is made up of members ZE:A's Minwoo, Japanese actor Yosihide Sasaki and J-pop singer and Alpha member Hayato Nikaido.

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA promises to visit Leeteuk in the army

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:20 AM PST


Girls' Generation member YoonA has promised that she'll visit Super Junior's Leeteuk in the military.

The November 6th broadcast of SBS' 'Strong Heart' was a goodbye special dedicated to Leeteuk for his army enlistment. YoonA made a surprise guest appearance on the show.

YoonA stated, "He was a leader that led not only Super Junior but the entire company. I'm worried who might take over his place once he leaves."

She then presented Leeteuk with a signed Girls' Generation CD and said, "If my schedule allows I'll go visit Leeteuk oppa. I hope the album helps him. Be strong when you're in the military."

CNBLUE sells out Seoul concert in 10 minutes

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 05:01 AM PST


Idol rock band CNBLUE has completely sold out tickets to its upcoming fourth Seoul concert.

FNC Entertainment revealed that all 8,000 tickets were sold ten minutes after going on sale on November 6th, reflecting the group's popularity. A lot of fans connected to the reservation site at the same time, and the site even went down in three minutes.

CNBLUE will hold its fourth exclusive concert titled '2012 CNBLUE Live BLUE NIGHT in Seoul' on December 15 and 16 at the Seoul's Olympic Park's Handball Stadium. According to their agency, the concert will be an opportunity for the members to look back on their 2012 activities and repay for their fans' love.

Big Bang, SISTAR and Wang Lee Hom confirmed for MAMA 2012!

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 04:30 AM PST


The line up for the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012 is piling up!

After the confirmation of Super Junior and Psy attending the awards show, officials from Mnet confirmed that Big Bang, SISTAR and Taiwanese singer and actor Wang Lee Hom will perform on the show too.

An official from Mnet and MAMA 2012 shared, "The viewers and fans should expect a world class stage performances featuring world class performers as well. There will not only be performers from Asia but also from England and America.

They should anticipate performances that they can only see in the MAMA stage". The MAMA 2012 will be held in Hong Kong this year on the 30th of November.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

Teaser for Song Hye Kyo’s film ‘The Grandmaster’ released

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 04:15 AM PST


A teaser for Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's first kung fu film 'The Grandmaster' was released on November 7th, showing scenes featuring Korean actress Song Hye Kyo.

Photos and a 3-minute trailer show some of the leading actors in the Chinese-speaking world such as Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen, along with Song Hye Kyo.

Dressed in a traditional Chinese qipao, Song Hye Kyo appears both melancholic and mysterious to build curiosity about her role in the film. She plays the role of a soft and feminine woman with strong and powerful kung fu.

'The Grandmaster' which Wong has spent a decade getting on to the big screen, is a biographical portrayal of Yip Man, the man who taught Bruce Lee kung fu. It will be released worldwide on December 18.

Check out the teaser below!



Source: Chosun Ilbo

Miss A's Suzy impresses with her unedited photos while filming a CF

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST


Miss A's Suzy is sure to flaunt her bikini body. Recently, a set of photos of Suzy filming for her CF with the members of 2PM for a water park were shared online and quickly gained interested from netizens. On the photos you can see Suzy dancing and jumping in the pool with the 2PM members.

She is wearing white shorts and a pink top showing off her S-line figure. No doubt her body in real life and the one in posters are no different as her unedited photos are evidence of her sexy S-line figure. Netizens commented, "She looks very slim in the photos", "She's sexy", "She's growing up well".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

Son Dambi goes blonde for ‘Dripping Tears’

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:45 AM PST


Sexy diva Son Dambi has transformed into blonde goddess for 'Dripping Tears'.

On November 7th, the singer released a behind the scenes photo from the set of her music video through her official Facebook page and wrote, "While shooting my new music video. I like this photo~ My comeback is coming~".

In the photo, Son Dambi is showing an orange-toned eye makeup and a new blonde hair style. Her overflowing enigmatic charm is drawing many people's attention.

Netizens commented, "She looks like a Barbie doll", "Her blonde hair looks amazing on her" and "I wonder what kind of style she will bring up this time."

Coming back to the music scene after 2 years, Son Dambi will release her 4th mini album, 'Dripping Tears' on November 12th.

Wonder Girls Yubin tweets red lips selca

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:30 AM PST


Wonder Girls' Yubin tries out fellow Wonder Girls member Hyerim's present to her. On the 7th of November, Yubin updated her twitter account and shared, "Trying out Hyerim's apple red lipstick that she gave me as a birthday present. What do you think?" and shared a selca.

In her selca, you can see Yubin with her hair down smiling to the camera. She is wearing the lipstick Hyerim gave her and had minimal make up on. The bright red color sure makes her looks more mature and gives a sexy feel. Netizens commented, "She looks sexy with red lipstick", "She looks very pretty, it suits her", "I wonder what brand that lipstick is".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

B1A4 reveals album jacket + tracklist for ‘In The Wind’

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:15 AM PST


The boys of B1A4 are gearing up to make their local comeback this month. After revealing some teaser clips, the group has now revealed the album jacket photo and full tracklist for their upcoming third mini album 'In The Wind'.

'In The Wind' will include seven new tracks and an instrumental. The album features the title song "Tried To Walk", which was composed and written by Jinyoung, as well as his first solo track "Be My Girl" featuring Brown Eyed Girls' Jea.

A collaboration song titled "I Won't Do Bad Things" with miss A's Suzy (as the narrator) will be included in the album as well. Other songs include the intro, "If…", "What Do You Want to Do" and "In The Air". It is also revealed that Baro contributed in writing all of the raps within the album.

'In The Wind' will be released on November 12th.


Source: B1A4

KARA's Kang JiYoung gets accepted to Sungkyunkwan University!

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST


KARA's Kang Ji Young will be starting her college life very soon. It has been revealed on the 7th of November via an official from Kang Ji Young's agency DSP Media that she has passed the entrance exam for Sungkyunkwan University under the department of Theater and Arts.

Kang Ji Young had to delay her college life last year as she was busy with activities with KARA but this time she finally had time to prepare for the entrance exams. Being accepted in such as a well known university, Kang Ji Young is likely to choose Sungkyunkwan University and join their freshmen batch of 2013.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

The SEEYA introduces 3rd member Huh Young Joo

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:45 AM PST


Core Contents Media's "second SeeYa" girl group, The SEEYA, has introduced its third member named, Huh Young Joo.

Huh Young Joo is 21 years old with a height of 168 cm. In addition to her vocal abilities, she is an acting major at Sungkyunkwan University. She is also skilled on the flute and piano as well as a versatile rookie member.

Earlier, The SEEYA introduced its first member Oh Yeon Kyung and second member Song Min Kyung. The last member of the group will be introduced later this week.

THE SEEYA's debut album will be titled 'Good To Seeya' with the title track being "Be With You", which was composed by hit maker, Duble Sidekick. The debut single album drops on November 12.

Aziatix is working with Lady Gaga's producer Red One for their new album!

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:30 AM PST


That's right, Aziatix and famous producer RedOne are working together in the recording studio writing and making some music. On the 5th of November, Red One updated his twitter account and shared, "Having Fun writing hits with my boys Aziatix and my crazy and talented team!!!!" also tagging Aziatix's twitter account in the tweet.

He also shared a group shot photo of him and the members of Aziatix. Red One is one of the most popular hit producers in the US. He has worked with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Nikki Minaj and many others and he has produced countless of number 1 hit songs. It seems that he is working with Aziatix with the group's new album. Excited?

Source: RedOne's Twitter
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

Brown Eyed Girls releases ‘Tonight 37.2 C’ concert spot video

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:17 AM PST


Brown Eyed Girls will be holding their own headlining concert this December. To promote the upcoming concert, Nega Network revealed a special concert spot video on its official Youtube channel.

Titled 'Tonight 37.2 C', the concert is scheduled for December 24-25th at the Central City Millennium Hall in Seoul. It is a 19+ rated concert so no minors will be admitted in. This makes them the first girl group to hold such a show.

A concert official explained the concert title, saying that the 37.2°C describes the passionate love between a couple. The entire show will revolve around a very hot and sexy theme, including appearances from some of the top DJs.

Check out the video below.

A-PRINCE releases dance version MV of “Hello”

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 02:08 AM PST


After releasing their debut album earlier, rookie idol group A-PRINCE has just unveiled the dance version of the music video for their title track "Hello".

On November 6th, A-PRINCE released its first mini album 'Hello' featuring the title track of the same name, as well as "너 하나만 생각해", "Oh Girl" and two instrumentals. The group is already receiving much attention since releasing its pre-debut track "You're the Only One" back in July.

Check out the MV below!

B.A.P releases "Stop It" MV making film

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 01:51 AM PST

B.A.P releases the BTS video of "Stop It" MV,check out the exclusive scenes during the filming below

miss A's Suzy garners attention with her casual airport fashion

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 01:00 AM PST


Suzy garners attention with her airport fashion.

She went to Jeju Island on the 3rd of November for an event,spotted wearing Bean Pole outdoor outfit,she attracts fans' attention once again with her fashion taste.

Meanwhile,miss A is currently promoting "I Don't Need A Man" on various music shows

B.A.P's Himchan and Rainbow's Ji Sook to host the ‘K-POP Star SAT Concert’

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:29 AM PST


It was reported that B.A.P Himchan and RAINBOW's Ji Sook were chosen to be the MCs for "KPOP star SAT concert".

"SAT" stands for "Scholarstic Ability Test", is a standardized test accepted  by all South Korean universities. The test is offered on the second Thursday of November annually. This year the test will start tomorrow, November 08

The 'K-POP Star SAT Concert' will be held at Kyunghee University on November 18th to encourage the hard-working students. This concert is the 2nd event held to cheer for College entrance exam takers after "Idol big star concert" last year.

B.A.P's Himchan used to MC a weekly music program, MTV's 'The Show' alongside F(x)'s Luna and Secret's Hyosung, while RAINBOW's Ji Sook used to be a MC for Ystar News. Their experience will help them do better this time.

The artists invited to perform at the concert include B.A.P, RAINBOW, SHINee, Clover and etc.

Source:  edaily
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews 

SISTAR's Bora supports Boyfriend's "Janus" with pretty selcas

Posted: 07 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST


Starship Entertainment updated its official Twitter on 7th November with some new photos of SISTAR's Bora.

Starship tweeted,"two-face Bora's selcas revealed",Bora is seen posing with "Janus" sticker on her face in her latest selcas,showing various expressions.

Starship mentioned,"A day before Boyfriend's comeback,the logo on Bora's face is the title of Boyfriend's new song "Janus".

Boyfriend will release their new album on 8th November.

Super Junior M greets Malaysian fans

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 11:30 PM PST


Super Junior M will visit Malaysia in December for the 2012 Asia Super Showcase,the boys recorded a video message for Malaysian fans,check out the subbed video below.

Will you be attending the showcase?

JUNIEL cheers on students who will take SAT

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 11:00 PM PST




JUNIEL tweeted on November 7th for students who will participate in SAT.

She tweeted along with the photo above : "SAT is tomorrow! Everyone, don't be too nervous. I hope that you will accomplish it with stunning results! Everyone hwaiting~!!"

SAT-Scholarstic Ability Test is a standardized test accepted  by all South Korean universities. The test is offered on the second Thursday of November of every year.

DKpopnews also wishes all SAT participants the best of luck!

source:JUNIEL's twitter
trans:MYJUNIEL

2AM’s Jo Kwon shows off surprisingly muscular arms

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 10:32 PM PST


2AM's Jo Kwon is getting much attention recently with his muscular arms.

On November 2nd, 2AM released a video showing the behind-the-scenes footage of the group's Asia tour rehearsal. The 2-minute clip showed the members practicing shuffle dances as well as special solo stages which they have prepared for their lovely fans.

Another thing that particularly drew many netizens' attention was Jo Kwon's muscular arms, and his slim, but muscular body is giving quite a bit of surprise to many people.

2AM recently finished their shows in Japan, and they only have two more shows of the Asia tour left, which are taking place on November 24th and 25th at Seoul Olympic Hall.

Check out the clip below.



Source: StarN News

Dalmatian to leave MC Mong’s label

Posted: 06 Nov 2012 10:12 PM PST


Idol group Dalmatian who originally discovered and produced by MC Mong, will be leaving the rapper's label, IS Entermedia Group.

The group's contract with IS Entermedia Group had expired, and the members decided to sign with a new label, Two Walks Entertainment.

Prior to Dalmatian's departure, other original IS Entermedia Group acts -- such as SG Wannabe and Maybee -- all decided to leave the label as well. Currently, only MC Mong himself and Shing Jung Hwan remain.

Meanwhile, Dalmatian announced they are planning for a comeback early next year with a new album.


Source: KBS