Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"JYJ’s Junsu immediately sells out tickets to his ’2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra’" plus 19 more

"JYJ’s Junsu immediately sells out tickets to his ’2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra’" plus 19 more

JYJ’s Junsu immediately sells out tickets to his ’2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra’

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 09:37 AM PST

The tickets to JYJ Junsu‘s ‘2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra‘ have sold out.

As soon as the tickets went on sale at 8PM KST on the 4th, 200,000 fans attempted to buy tickets online simultaneously and all 21,000 seats sold out immediately. C-Jes Entertainment said, “The concert is a fresh new concept concert that an idol is attempting for the first time, so there was a lot of interest before the tickets went on sale. The demand for the tickets was just as intense.

Many fans would joke online before the tickets went on sale, saying, “The tickets sale has been moved to tomorrow“, “The ticket sale website was changed“, “I prayed for 3 days“, and “I’m going to properly obey my parents if I can get tickets“. As soon as the tickets went on sale, the server crashed, and fans complained, “What did I see – I clicked as soon as it became 8:00 PM, but I only saw a white page..“, and “I’ve been waiting at a PC-room since 6, but who took all my tickets?!“.

The website representative said, “As soon as the page was opened, we had 200,000 people logging on at once, so we experienced some request and timeout issues. It’s the highest record we have had on Interpark. If you take into the account that the servers suffered downtime, and there were delays in the payment process, you can basically say that the tickets sold out immediately as soon as they went on sale. Junsu is the only person as a soloist who sold out all the tickets at once.

Clazziquai Project releases MV for “Can’t Go On My Own”

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 09:01 AM PST

Clazziquai Project has released the MV for their latest single, “Can’t Go On My Own“.

Many fans were concerned about the status of the group after Alex was involved in a DUI incident in July. He announced that he was leaving FLUXUS MUSIC but quelled some of the concerns when he also stated that he would remain a member of Clazziquai.

Check out the MV below!

Tip: rute

SPEED’s Taewoon releases “Saturday Night”

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 08:39 AM PST

SPEED‘s Taewoon has released “Saturday Night“!

Taewoon, known not only for being a member of SPEED, but also for being the older brother of Block B‘s Zico. He has been featured in songs for other artists such as THE SEEYA.

Check out his song below!

Psy is getting sick of “Gangnam Style”?

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 08:07 AM PST

Psy confessed that he was getting sick of “Gangnam Style“.

Psy was recently in Singapore and during a press conference, he was reported to have said, “There’s a lot of requests for me to dance the horse dance, so I’m honestly getting fed up with it. To be honest, I’m getting a bit sick of when I’m asked to teach people the ‘horse dance’. But I’m going to continue with my job.

His confessions had roused controversy because of his harsh words. However, he quickly explained himself, saying, “I’ve never said that I was disgusted or fed up with it. I was just joking that it was tiring for me to get lesson requests all the time, but that it was part of my job.” He explained that the words he’d used were “I get tired ” and “I get sick of it“, but the translations had made the words into much harsher words.

IU to endorse NCSoft game Aion

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

IU has been appointed as the endorsement model of NCSoft‘s MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Aion.

The press conference, ‘IU Meets Aion‘, was held on the 4th and introduced the game’s new 4.0 update, which includes an increase of the max level to 65, a new area to explore, two new classes, and 12 new dungeons.

In other news, it was belatedly revealed that IU donated 10 million Won (~$9226 USD) to her alma mater, Dong Duk High School for Girls. IU, who graduated from the high school earlier this year, secretly donated the money to the school through her agency this past October.

Check out IU’s interview with Aion below!

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun updates fans with new hairstyle

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 07:10 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun recently updated fans with her new hairstyle.

Seohyun shared on Girls’ Generation’s official homepage on the 1st, “Ta-dah! Seohyun cut her bangs. How is it, does it suit me? A change that’s been long overdue! It is getting colder now. Everyone, please dress warmly, and be careful of catching a cold,” along with a photo.

It’s been five years since the Girls’ Generation maknae was seen with a similar style, and it gives her a more mature feel this time around.

Netizens commented, “So cute”, “It highlights her innocent charms”, and more.

What do you think of Seohyun’s new hairstyle?

Poster for ‘The Promise’ musical starring Super Junior’s Leeteuk revealed

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 06:51 AM PST

The poster for the upcoming musical ‘The Promise‘ starring Super Junior's Leeteuk has been revealed. The idol will be appearing in ‘The Promise’ alongside actors Kim Moo Yeol and Ji Hyun Woo, who are also currently serving in the army.

As previously reported, the three stars will be acting in 'The Promise', which will be sponsored by the Ministry of National Defense. The musical is based on actual historical events and figures, such as General Baek Sun Yeop and war correspondent Marguerite Higgins, and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

'The Promise' is scheduled to open On January 9 of 2013 at the National Theater of Korea.

SECRET release ‘drama version’ making of “Talk That” MV + BTS photos

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 06:31 AM PST

SECRET have released the ‘drama version’ of the making of their "Talk That" MV!

It's the first time in three years that the group worked with producer Shinsadong Tiger since their early track, "Magic". The girls of SECRET show their hidden acting skills as well as their goofy sides in this new making-of.

Check out the "Talk That" MV if you missed it, the making-of, and more behind-the-scenes photos from the set below!

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100% release teaser photos for “Boy Like Me” comeback

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 06:06 AM PST

100% have released the teaser photos for their "Boy Like Me" comeback.

As previously reportedTOP Media announced on Twitter, "100%' will make a comeback with new single, 'Boy Like Me'! The 'Boy' series continues following 'Bad Boy'. What kind of song could it be? It will be released on music sites on the 7th at noon. They will also start music programs this week, so we ask for your love and support~ Thank you!"

Stay tuned for the release of "Boy Like Me" on the 7th.

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Tip: Bin

Lee Seung Gi stays on top of music charts for 2 weeks straight

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 05:41 AM PST

Singer Lee Seung Gi has been staying on the top of music charts for the past two weeks with his newest track, “Looking Back“.

“Looking Back” has ranked 1st from November 26 to December 3 on Monkey 3‘s weekly charts. “The Words I Love You” from the same album is ranking 3rd, while “Forest” is part of the top 10. "Looking Back" is an emotional song that Lee Seung Gi collaborated on with Epitome Project about wanting to return to past days.

Others on the chart include B2ST‘s Yoseob at 4th with his debut solo song “Caffeine“, Juniel‘s “Bad Man” at 5th, and Lee Hi‘s “Scarecrow” at 6th.

Check out the MV below.

miss A’s Suzy to co-host ’2012 KBS Entertainment Awards’

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 05:15 AM PST

KBS has announced that miss A‘s Suzy has officially been chosen to co-host the ‘2012 KBS Entertainment Awards‘.

The idol will be acting as host alongside Shin Dong Yup and announcer Lee Ji Ae at the award ceremony on December 22 KST. The latter two have hosted the awards since 2010, and Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA joined them last year.

The ’2012 KBS Entertainment Awards’ is planned to air live on December 22 KST, Saturday in the afternoon.

JYJ’s Junsu expresses his love of soccer

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 04:50 AM PST

JYJ‘s Junsu expressed his love of soccer.

On the 3rd, Junsu tweeted: “It’s been one day since I left Germany. I played soccer today too. Even though it’s snowing, the snow hits my face, and my body freezes, what can I do when I like it. What’s snow again? Even if there was rain and wind or a storm hit, I’d still play soccer.” The JYJ member recently wrapped up his world tour in Germany, and it seems he put time aside after his return to Korea to play his favorite sport.

Fans commented, “It looks like it was really cold. I’m impressed”, “No matter how much you like soccer, be careful!”, “Your singing and soccer skills are the best!”, and more.

B2ST’s Doojoon and A Pink’s Na Eun spotted at a club for ‘Marrying the Mafia 5′

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 04:24 AM PST

B2ST‘s Doojoon and A Pink‘s Na-Eun were spotted in a club.

The two idols recently filmed a date scene at a club for ‘Marrying the Mafia 5‘ between Youngmin (played by Doojoon), the eldest son of the “mafia” family, and his first love Hee Jae (Na-Eun). Doojoon is reported to have shown his comical side with “sexy” yet awkward dance moves, creating laughter on set.

In related news, ‘Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family’ is a comedy film about Dae Seo (Jung Jun Ho) whose good luck goes back. It’s set ten years after the first film when the “mafia” is running an architecture company. It opens in theaters on the 19th.

Check out the trailer below!

SPICA’s outfit on ‘Music Bank’ gains criticism

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:58 AM PST

SPICA‘s neutral-toned outfits on ‘Music Bank‘ have been gaining criticism.

On the 30th, SPICA performed “Lonely” on ‘Music Bank’ in a neutral-toned dress. However, to some viewers, the chest section of the dress looked too plain and nude-colored, not to mention that it was shaped like a bra. SPICA’s sensual dance moves combined with the outfits brought on an even more sensual mood on stage.

Viewers who watched the stage commented, “I was really surprised by the outfit“, “Is this really an idol outfit? It’s too sensual“, “Did you wear this just to get attention?“, “This was just a weird outfit in general“, and more.

Check out the performance below! What do you think?

Ailee and comedian Shin Bora sing “When You Believe” at ‘Healing Concert L’

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:31 AM PST

Ailee and comedian Shin Bora held a collaborative stage on December 3 at Seoul’s Olympic Park.

The two vocalists performed “When You Believe” from Dreamwork‘s ‘The Prince of Egypt‘ soundtrack at ‘Healing Concert L‘. The concert was planned to show the true meaning of Christmas and included other singers such as, Kim Dong Gyu, Kim Jo Han, Lee Seul Gi, Jin Jung Hoon, Kim Ha Joon, Heritage Mass Choir, and more.

Check out a fancam of Ailee and Shin Bora’s amazing performance below.

F.T. Island’s fan club ‘Primadonna’ donates computer and books to Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

On the 4th, Korea Food for the Hungry International revealed that F.T. Island‘s fan club, Primadonna, gave a donation of books and a computer to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa.

Africa’s Ivory Coast has been in the midst of a civil war since 2010, and the Korea Food for the Hungry International was forced to move its headquarters to an elementary school near the nation’s largest city, Abidjan, in early 2012.

In order to help the school, F.T. Island and their fans have sent over 120 books as well as a computer since this past August.

Husband-and-wife team Park Kwang Woo and Go Hye Young, who run the center, commented, “Many children who have lost their homes to war have found comfort [by reading these] books. Thanks to the donations, we’ve been able to start a library.” The children have sent a thank you card as well as photos to F.T. Island to show their gratitude.

F.T. Island stated, “We are the ones who are more grateful after receiving the thank you letter and photos from Africa.”

It’s also been reported that around 600 children will have access to the library.

YB and Leessang release “Mad Man”

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 02:40 AM PST

Leessang and YB have released their new collaborative track "Mad Manfor their joint concert!

According to Leessang Company, "The song was originally only meant for the concert, but they recorded the song because fans have given so much support to the joint concert. It's a song full of energy that asks fans to have some crazy fun with them." The two bands have already collaborated with "Run" and "Someday".

The lyrics are by Gary, while Gil and Yoon Do Hyun provided their vocals for the song.

In related news, Leessang and YB’s joint concert will be going on from December 23rd through the 25th, and the 29th.

SECRET release ‘Let’s Dance’ tutorial video for “Talk That”

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 02:17 AM PST

SECRET have released a ‘Let’s Dance‘ tutorial video for their latest track, "Talk That"!

It’s the first time in three years that the group worked with producer Shinsadong Tiger since their early track, "Magic". The girls of SECRET have now gotten together to show their fans the important “points” of their choreography for the song.

Check out the “Talk That” MV if you missed it, and the ‘Let’s Dance’ video below!

INFINITE’s L voted as the #1 ‘Wolf Boy’ voters would like to raise

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 01:46 AM PST

INFINITE‘s L was voted as the #1 “Wolf Boy” those polled would like to raise.

The results were revealed on MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion‘, on which passersby were asked to vote for the “wolf boy”, they’d like to raise or take care of the most. The poll is in reference to actor Song Joong Ki‘s recent successful movie, ‘Wolf Boy‘.

Other contenders were B2ST‘s Kikwang, ZE:A‘s Siwan, SHINee‘s Taemin, and MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon; Kikwang and Siwan were the strongest competitors.

Some of the voters commented, “His sharp eyes suit the look of a wolf boy“, “I think he’d be good to noonas“, “He’s as good-looking as Song Joong Ki“, “He’s mysterious“, and more, explaining why they thought L was the best choice.

The ‘Wolf Boy’ episode will air on December 4th and features Son Dam Bi, Kim Jong Kook, Ailee, and B1A4.

Ga In gains praise for “Nostalgia”

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 01:19 AM PST

Ga In stole the hearts of her listeners with her innocent voice.

Nostalgia” was released on the 30th to thank her fans for their support, and it rose quickly to the top of the charts, showing her place as a powerful female soloist. The song talks about the emotions that start with a fateful first meeting. Though it’s a remake by Brown Classic that was released in 2008, “Nostalgia” has a completely different charm than the original.

The song has been gaining much praise from listeners because it’s sung in a completely different way than Ga In’s title song “Bloom“, and Ga In has managed to give a completely different flavor to the follow-up track.

LOEN Entertainment commented, “Thank you so much for the interest and encouragement of Ga In’s surprise digital single. Please show Ga In unchanging support.