Friday, January 11, 2013

"BTOB's Minhyuk: “Yewon seems to be my ideal type”" plus 24 more

"BTOB's Minhyuk: “Yewon seems to be my ideal type”" plus 24 more

BTOB's Minhyuk: “Yewon seems to be my ideal type”

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST

tvN Romantic Dating show "The Romantic & Idol" aired last Sunday. The program also started with the idols first meeting.

Meanwhile, BTOB's Minhyuk formally met his date, and said: "I like girls who have round cheeks, like Jewelry Yewon", "I am very fond of her." Coincidentally, Yewon also said he recently got introduced to BTOB and is concerned of Minhyuk.

The two encountered each others ideal types  and had a lovely time together. Minhyuk e also broke the news: "In the past, television stations where in he said Yewon really is very cool and thinks that his sister will really get along with her.

trans: kkennooo@BTOBUPDATES
source: kpopn

SHINee Star Collection Cards with Alice in Wonderland theme to release February 14th

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

Idol group SHINee SHINee Star Collection Cards with Alice in Wonderland theme to be released on February 14th.

★ SHINee in Wonderland Star Collection Cards ★
▶ Card Concept: Alice in Wonderland
▶ 100 different cards (35 Rare Cards / 65 Normal Cards)
▶ Each individual pack will hold 5 star cards.
▶ Each set will hold 10 individual packs (50 cards in total) and cost 30,000 won.

Note: Star cards are collectible trading cards, and each pack holds five random cards. 

Source: Apple Music
Cr: joAnnwashere @

Soul Train Selects "Fantastic Baby" and "Gangnam Style" As Top Dance Tracks of 2012

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

We'll start with a simple question: What makes a good dance record?

According to creator Elevated Scott, a good dance record "must make you want to dance. Without even understanding it, the song must control your body and just make you want to move in sync to the beat." Legendary turntable wizard DJ King Shameek says an essential ingredient today is "an up-tempo, heavy bottom track with a nice groove. 

And with all the instrumental tracks that deejays are putting out, vocals with a melody that compliments the track can only help." Renowned mix master DJ Jamad says every memorable dance song also "has a great chorus. People will request a song, although they don't know the song title, and sing the hook for you if necessary."

There was an explosion of great dance records in 2012, and many of those contained some or all of the characteristics Shameek, Jamad and Scott describe. As the world we occupy continued to surround us with social, economic and emotional challenges, up-tempo bottom-heavy tracks with memorable choruses helped us cope.

But of all the songs that made us move, which of them were the best?

Here are's Top 10 Dance Tracks of 2012:
  1. (tie) "Fantastic Baby" Big Bang / "Gangnam Style" Psy
  2. "Let Me Love You" Ne-Yo
  3. "Beam Me Up" Cazzette
  4. "Scream" Usher
  5. "Pound the Alarm" Nicki Minaj
  6. "Greyhound" Swedish House Mafia
  7. "Scream & Shout" featuring Britney Spears
  8. "Don't Wake Me Up" Chris Brown
  9. "Wild Ones" Flo Rida featuring Sia
  10. "Live My Life" Far East Movement featuring Justin Bieber

"Katherine Waddell, host of online show This Needs to Be Said, feels a good dance record "has to make you head to the dance floor as soon it comes on." "Gangnam Style", an inescapable smash in 2012, did just that. Psy blindsided mainstream radio with his high-energy jam, leaving little room for doubt when time came to create this list. Only, his claim of #1 was not undisputed. 

Psy's fellow Korean pop stars BigBang hit dance floors like napalm with their vocally-rich "Fantastic Baby". "Gangnam" surely won the popularity contest, while in many ways "Fantastic" is a better song. Ne-Yo's pop/R&B/dance hybrid was a very, very close second." 

Source: @soultrain

Go Soo to go on date with female fan as promised

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST

Actor Go Soo will go on a date with a lucky fan.

During the media premiere of the movie 'Love 911', Go Soo made a surprising pledge that he would take out one of the audience members as soon as the movie drew 2 million viewers.

The film, which was released on December 19, drew 2.31 million viewers as of January 9th. As promised, a college girl in her 20s was selected by a lucky draw among those who posted a review of the movie along with a photo of their ticket on the film site Max Movie. On the date, the two will drink coffee, chat and watch a movie together.

Go Soo also promised, "If over 4 million view the movie, I'll go out on a date with another fan. I'll pick her up at her place, and enjoy a lovely date. I should think more about what to do."

Yoo Seung Ho and So Ji Sub display friendship at MV set

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

Actors So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho displayed their close friendship at the filming set of So Ji Sub's music video.

Yoo Seung Ho recently filmed the music video for the title track of So Ji Sub's new mini album, 'Six O' Clock… Playground'. So Ji Sub himself will be casting as the male lead, while Yoo Seung Ho, whose nickname is "Little So Ji Sub", will be casting as the lead character in his 20s.

On January 10, the two actors met at a studio in Gwangju where Yoo Seung Ho filmed a scene where he meets with Park Shin Hye at a club for nearly six hours.

So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho actually were unable to meet during their shoots, so So Ji Sub visited Yoo Seung Ho's greenroom despite his busy schedule. He even got him snacks to thank him for appearing in his music video.

Also, So Ji Sub gave Yoo Seung Ho a heart-shaped chocolate and Yoo Seung Ho jokingly stated, "Are you confessing your love to me with this red heart-shaped chocolate?", displaying their close friendship.

Big Bang Seungri’s Japanese drama to be aired in Korea

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 05:38 AM PST

Big Bang member Seungri's Japanese drama 'Kindaichi, Case Files: Hong Kong Murder Case' will be aired in Korea for the first time.

In the drama, Seungri plays the role of Korean transfer student who lives in Hong Kong, and is suspected in a murder that took place in the hotel he works at. The Japanese production also boasts a lineup of Asia's hottest idol singers including Japanese singer Ryosuke Yamada as well as Taiwan's Wu Chun and Vivian Hsu.

The series is based off of the popular manga that started in 1992 as a serial in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" (Kodansha). The manga has been adapted to dramas several times, and continues to garner a huge following even after welcoming their 20th anniversary.

'Kindaichi, Case Files: Hong Kong Murder Case' will air on SBS plus on January 13 at 1AM (KST).

2AM and NU’EST invited to Japan’s ‘Beat Connection’ concert

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 05:15 AM PST

Hallyu groups 2AM and NU'EST have been invited to the upcoming 'Beat Connection' concert in Japan.

'Beat Connection' is a large-scale festival that gathers the hottest hip hop and R&B artists in Japan. 2AM and NU'EST are the only Korean artists invited to the festival, which will take place at the Yokohama Arena on January 26 and 27.

2AM will be performing for Japanese fans on January 27th with a 30-minute performance produced by Toshinobu Kubota. On the other hand, NU'EST will also entertain the fans at the January 26 concert.

Girls’ Generation tops Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100 and World Albums charts

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:50 AM PST

After sweeping local music charts, Girls' Generation also dominated both Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 and World Albums Charts with their latest album, 'I Got A Boy'!

According to updated chart figures on Billboard, Girls' Generation's 4th full album 'I Got A Boy', which was released on January 1, ranked first on the World Albums Chart, proving its global popularity.

The group also stormed to the top of Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 kicking off the six-week dominance of Lee Seung Gi. Girls' Generation's title song "I Got A Boy" moved in to the number one spot after spending the previous week at number two.

Crying Nut’s Park Yoon Shik to tie the knot

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:25 AM PST

One of the top indie rock bands, Crying Nut's vocalist Park Yoon-shik will be saying "I do!".

The band's reps confirmed that Park Yoon Shik will be marrying his girlfriend of three years, who's a non-celebrity office worker, next month in February. The two met through a mutual acquaintance. The reps also shot down the ongoing rumors that Park Yoon Shik is tying the knot with a fan.

The ceremony is scheduled for February 22nd at the Seoul Garden Hotel.

As for the band, the members are currently getting their next 7th full-length album ready for a pre-July release.

Source: KBS

2NE1 plays around in a parking garage

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST

2NE1 members recently had fun taking photo at a parking garage.

On January 9th, CL uploaded a photo on her Instagram, and wrote "Pow!". In the photo, the group leader along with fellow members Sandara and Minzy are striking different comic poses at a parking garage, displaying their bright personalities.

Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, "2NE1 are always the best", "Where is Park Bom?" and "They look like they are enjoying themselves."

‘STONEHENGE’ reveals new photos of Jessica and Krystal

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 03:40 AM PST

The 'Jung Sisters', Girls' Generation's Jessica and f(x)'s Krystal recently became the new faces of jewelry brand 'STONEHENGE'. Additional photos of the sisters have been revealed, showcasing their flawless beauty.

In the photos, Jessica and Krystal in chiffon dresses while holding up gift boxes. Marking their first time working together as advertising models, they not only show their goddess-like beauty, but also the close sisterhood between them.

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa voted #1 anticipated male star born in year of the snake

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 03:20 AM PST

CNBLUE's front man, Jung Yonghwa, was chosen as the #1 most anticipated male star born in the year of the snake (1989).

6,253 voters took part in a poll conducted by an online portal site, answering the question, "Which male star born in the year of the snake are you looking forward to most this year in 2013?".

Yonghwa received 32.3% of the votes (2,018 votes), with netizens citing his triple threat skills: music, acting, and variety shows.

In second place was Jung Joon Young of 'Super Star K4', garnering 23.1% (1,445 votes) and then Baek Chung Kang of 'Birth Of A Great Star' with 20.5% (1,283 votes).

INFINITE's Sunggyu, actor Lee Jong Suk, and SHINEE's Onew also made it onto the top tier of the rankings.

Source: KBS

JYJ’s Jaejoong releases video teaser for ‘Mine’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 03:01 AM PST

JYJ's Jaejoong, who is currently receiving explosive response ever since he pre-released the track "One Kiss", has revealed MV teaser for the upcoming title song of solo album 'Mine', showcasing his dark side.

The album's title song, "Mine" was produced by Kim Ba Da and features a heavy sound in the rock genre. A large-scale music video has also been produced to match with the lyrics.

130111 Girls’ Generation wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:39 AM PST

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The January 11th episode of the show features comeback performance from Boyfriend as well as debut stages of unit group INFINITE-H (Dongwoo and Hoya) and rookie group Airplane.

Other performers tonight included EXCITE, 24K, EgoBomb,, 2BiC, GLAM, Kim Sori, December, Urban Zakapa, Hello Venus, Big Star, C-CLOWN, Juniel, JeA (Brown Eyed Girls), Baek Ji Young and Girls' Generation.

And for the highlight of the show, Girls' Generation won on this week's 'K-Chart' with their comeback title track, "I Got A Boy"!

Congratulations Girls' Generation!


Next Week's Comeback/Debut:





Tonight's Performances:






Airplane (Debut)


Kim Sori


Urban Zakapa

Hello Venus




JeA (Brown Eyed Girls)

Baek Ji Young

Girls Generation

Watch tonight's debut/comeback/special stages below:

INFINITE-H - "Special Girl" + "Without You"
Boyfriend - "I Yah"
Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Tiffany - "Lost in Love"

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Tiffany perform “Lost in Love” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:32 AM PST

As part of their promotions for fourth official album 'I Got A Boy', Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Tiffany held a special stage on this week's 'Music Bank' performing their duet track, "Lost in Love".

Taeyeon and Tiffany's duet song, "Lost in Love", is a song that carries the sad feelings of a break-up. Taeyeon's deep, moderated vocals and Tiffany's colorful, impressive voice display a fantastic harmony.

Check out their performance below!

INFINITE-H debuts with “Special Girl” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:28 AM PST

INFINITE's first sub group, INFINITE-H, finally kicked off its much-awaited debut on 'Music Bank' with new hip hop track, "Special Girl".

Backed up by a heavy hip hop beat, Dongwoo and Hoya are in full swag mode as they rock the stage with Primary-produced track. Not only that, the unit group boasts the album, having influences from hip hop heavyweights including Dynamic Duo to Zion.T, Bumky and Babysoul.

The sub-unit is comprised of Hoya and Dongwoo and the H in INFINITE-H stands for Hip Hop. They will be bringing out music that will showcase their special charms and broaden INFINITE's music spectrum.

Check out their performance below!

Boyfriend returns with “I Yah” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:22 AM PST

Shedding their pretty boy image, idol group Boyfriend is back with a fierce and manlier look for latest title song, "I Yah"!

"I Yah" is the title track to the group's repackaged album of the same name. It is a powerful and upbeat dance number produced by Sweetune and features a prominent guitar riff and has a funky sound.

According to the group's agency, Starship Entertainment, Boyfriend will show its cold yet noble and pure side continuing the powerful concept seen in "Janus".

Check out their performance below!

"The Most Beautiful Star" as selected by Korean plastic surgery experts

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST

A merged photo of four Korean beautiful celebrities has become a hot topic.

On the broadcast of tvN's "Enews" on January 8th, plastic surgery experts selected the most beautiful parts from female celebrities and merged it as a completed photo. They picked out the best eyes, nose, mouth and face shape then put them together to create the best female face.

The final photo which is a combination of Kara Hara's face, 4Minute Hyuna' eyes, actress Lee Min Jung's nose and actress Yoon Eun Hye's lips. The female in the photo appeared to have a V-shape face,big eyes, sharp nose and full lips, which has attracted much attention from people after seeing it.

The plastic surgery director said,"People consider a pretty face is not only a face itself, but the cordination between facial features and the face shape is also important. Even if there's a particular part of the face is beautiful, but if the overall look lacks of the good cordination, it can take away the person's beauty. We chose those features that would match with each other and so it turned out as an ideal face"

Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented,"The combined face is really beautiful","I can see Hara's face the most in it",and so on

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Glam's Zinni shows off her perfect abs

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST

Zinni, a members of GLAM showed off her perfect abs in crop top costumes on MCountdown.

In some pictures before the group's comeback, the healthy body Zinni garnered much attention from fans, when they witnessed her true image on stageZinni once again made people jealous of her perfect abdominal muscles and slim body.

Zinni revealed that her tough abdominal muscles was due to dance practiceShe was originally a B-girl so her regular B-Boy practice helped Zinni keeping her body fitMoreover, the dance moves also often require the use of abdominal muscles.

Netizens admired Zinni's body"was a boy but still admire". "It's an art", "Now Iunderstand why she was famous even before their debut,etc.

Source: bntnews
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Kwanghee,"The capital of United States is New York? La?"

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST

ZE:A's Kwanghee was humiliated after playing the "Guess the capital" game.

MBC's "We Got Married" official site uploaded an unseen cut from the show on January 9th, in which the three couples were on their honeymoon trip together.

When Oh Yeon Seo asked Kwanghee,"Kwanghee, I heard you don't know that Hawaii is in United States,right?" and Kwanghee honestly answered,"Yes I don't know".

Julien Kang then teased him."Kwanghee is really ignorant" and again he was humiliated by Yeon Seo,"It's something that even a high school student will know"

Kwanghee then suddenly suggested playing the "Guess the capital" game. Julien then asked Kwanghee what is the capital city of Canada, he then asnwered "Melbourne" and he was insulted again. Later he was asked if he knowed about United States capital, and he answered,"New York", making people around burst in laughter, he then corrected it as LA and making people more surprised. 

Kwanghee's last answer that capital of Vietnam is Hanoi, then Yeon Seo teased him,"Not Vietnamese rice noodle?", then everyone bursted out of laughter

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

130111 Music Bank Performers list

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 11:20 PM PST

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- Girls' Generation
- Baek Jiyoung
- Boyfriend
Girls' Generation, INFINITE H, Boyfriend, Baek Jiyoung, JeA, Juniel, Hello Venus, C-CLOWN, GLAM, Bigstar, 2BIC, Urban Zakapa, LED Applle, December, Sori,, 24K, Egobomb, EXCITE

Boyfriend’s “I Yah” dominates music charts

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST

Boyfriend's new title track "I Yah" topped in a number of music charts with its release!

According to StarShip Entertainment, Boyfriend's new title song for the repackage album which was released on January 10th, topped in Cyworld and Bugs music charts. Not only that, they also heating up the online search portals like Daum and Naver.

"I Yah" is a funky dance number which features a great guitar riff in the beginning, and Boyfriend's powerful vocals are particularly impressive. The music video for the track was directed by Johnny Bros, who is one of the hottest K-Pop music video director.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for December 30th – January 5th

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Girls' Generation : "I Got A Boy"

2. Dazzling Red (Hyosung, HyunA, Nana and Nicole) : "This Person"

3. Girls' Generation : "Dancing Queen"

4. Baek Ji Young : "I Hate It"

5. Brown Eyed Girls' JeA ft. Jung Yeop : "Let's Hug"

6. Lee Seung Gi : "Return"

7. Sunny Hill : "Goodbye To Romance"

8. B2ST's Yang Yoseob : "Caffeine"

9. Dynamic Black (Kikwang, Jinwoon, Hoya, Lee Joon and L.Joe) : "Yesterday"

10. Mystic White (Bora, Gayoon, Lizzy, Jiyoung and Sunhwa) : "Mermaid Princess"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Girls' Generation : "I Got A Boy"

2. Various Artists : "Les Miserables" [Soundtrack]

3. Guckkasten : "Time After Time Selection"

4. B1A4 : "In The Wind" [3rd Mini Album]

5. B.A.P : "Crash" [1st Mini Album Repackaged]

6. T-ara : "Black Eyes" [EP]

7. TVXQ : "Humanoids" [6th Repackaged Album]

8. G-Dragon : "One Of A Kind" [1st Mini Album]

9. Bruno Walter : "Bruno Walter the Edition"

10. Boyfriend : "Janus" [1st Album]

< Last week's rankings

Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo to perform “Gangbuk Fancy Guy” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST

It has been revealed that Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo will be performing live on MBC's 'Music Core' this week.

On January 10th, an official from MBC revealed that comedian Jung Hyung Don will be appearing on January 12th broadcast of 'Music Core' for a performance with Park Myung Soo. The two will be performing "Gangbuk Fancy Guy" which was first performed during 'Infinity Challenge'.

"Gangbuk Fancy Guy" is a song written by Park Myung Soo himself and recently rose to the top of the music charts for its catchy melody and comic lyrics.

Lee Hyori’s wedding remark garners backlash

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST

Lee Hyori recently attended Uhm Tae Woong and Yoon Hye Jin's wedding ceremony held on January 9th at the Conrad Hotel in Yeouido, Seoul.

She started by congratulating the newlywed couple, saying, "I hope they will have a happy wedded life. I know Tae Woong has a dog, so I hope that even after he gets married, he will still take good care of the dog."

As a reporter asked about her wedding plan, Lee Hyori said, "The president herself hasn't gotten married yet and I don't see a reason why I should hurry."

The singer gained criticism for her statement with some netizens claiming she was taking a jab at Park Geun Hye. They commented, "What does the president being single have anything to do with you?", "Did she really have to bring in a political figure into this?" and more.