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" CL gets followed by Rihanna and snaps a shot with A$AP Rocky.. “" plus 24 more

" CL gets followed by Rihanna and snaps a shot with A$AP Rocky.. “" plus 24 more

CL gets followed by Rihanna and snaps a shot with A$AP Rocky.. “

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST

 member girl group 2NE1(CL, Park Bom, Sandara Park, Gong Minji)'s CL has been drawing attention for the ties that she was developed with renowned international musicians one after another.

Firstly, female worldwide pop star Rihanna first showed interest in CL through SNS. She had followed CL first on photo-sharing sns, Instagram.

In fact, this has been a hot topic among CL's domestic fans (Korean) since the 20th. CL's fans had reactions such as "Jackpot", "Really amazing" towards this news as Rihanna following CL reveals her great interest in CL.

Recently, on the 19th, CL also posted a photo with the hottest rookie rapper in U.S these days, A$ap Rocky, on her Instagram. The chic expressions on both of them brought smiles to all who saw the photo.
CL's fans showed much interest in the photo that she took with A$ap Rocky and had reactions such as "Look at her connections", "I'm getting goosebumps" when they saw it.

A representative of CL's agency, YG Entertainment told Star News, "CL had gone to London in the U.K for a photoshoot. She met A$ap Rocky there and took a picture with him."

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Internationally-acclaimed designer Castelbajac’s great love towards CL,

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

World-famous designer Castelbajac has revealed his great love for 2NE1′s CL publicly.

On the morning of the 22th (KST), Castelbajac had posted a photo on his Facebook and wrote "Today my friend,beautifull CL came from London to visit me,so Nice moment!!+".

The photo showed CL in a unique red jacket with Castelbajac behind her doing a playful gesture with his hands staring into the camera.

Not only that, Castelbajac has also set a photo of CL on the teddy bear couch that he made as his Facebook cover photo and that had attracted quite the amount of attention.

The hundreds of netizens overseas who have seen this photo showed their interest through reactions such as, "CL is my queen" and "CL is so great".

Source: Osen via Naver
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2PM Chansung, "Suffered a burned hand during one of the filmings"

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

It has been revealed that 2PM Hwang Chansung suffered an injury while filming for the drama.

During the press conference for the MBC drama "Level 7 Civil Servant" that was held at 63 City, Yeouido on the 21st of January, Hwang Chansung confessed, "I burned my hand while I was filming a shooting scene. But it has completely recovered since then."

In "Level 7 Civil Servant," Hwang Chansung plays the role of Gong Doha, who had applied for the NIS with the intention to serve his country and managed to pass through with his background as a soldier from the special forces. Gong Doha's character is of a very thorough and elite, but at the same time a very cool-headed, agent of the NIS.

Hwang Chansung mentioned, "It feels nice playing a role whose character and personality is the exact opposite from the role that I played during the sitcom 'Unstoppable Highkick'."

He added, "Gong Doha is a character who doesn't talk very much, and may seem unfriendly and cold. He's extremely different from my real personality. Even though he is a very quiet character, he certainly isn't that straightforward and boring. Behind his perfectionist character lies another interesting side of him. I think you can look forward to him."

On a side note, "Level 7 Civil Servant" is a romantic drama that tells the story of how a young male and female become experts in tricking each other. Joowon and Choi Ganghee are the main leads of this drama. Choi Ganghee plays the role of a lively agent, Kim Seowon, while Joowon plays the role of an image-conscious agent, Han Gil Ro.

The first episode of MBC Drama "Level 7 Civil Servant" is scheduled to be aired on the 23rd of January.

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Gaon Chart releases rankings for January 13th – January 19th

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 06:30 AM 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 January 13, 2013 – January 19, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Baechigi Feat. Ailee : "Shower Of Tears"

2. CNBLUE : "I'm Sorry"

3. Jung Hyung Don : "Gangbuk Dandy"

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

5. INFINITE-H : "Special Girl"

6. Baek Ji Young : "I Hate It"

7. Verbal Jint Feat. Miss $ Kang Minhee : "Good Start"

8. Kim Jaejoong : "Mine"

9. Kim Bo Kyung : "Don't Think You're Alone"

10. Sunny Hill : "Goodbye to Romance"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Kim Jaejoong : "I" [1st Mini Album]

2. INFINITE-H : "Fly High" [1st Mini Album]

3. CNBLUE : "Re:Blue" [4th Mini Album]

4. Girls' Generation : "I Got A Boy" [4th Album]

5. Boyfriend : "I Yah" [1st Repackaged Album]

6. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

7. 2Yoon : "Harvest Moon" [1st Mini Album]

8. VIXX : "On and On" [3rd Single]

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

10. Psy : "Psy 6 Part 1" [6th Album]

< Last week's rankings

NU’EST to hold mini concert in February

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST

Rookie group NU'EST will be holding its own mini concert for the first time!

According to Pledis Entertainment on January 23, NU'EST will be holding their first mini concert titled Show 'Time NU'EST Time' to commemorate the group's upcoming album. The concert will be held at the Interpark Art Center in Seoul on February 13th and tickets will be sold for 45,000 KRW each.

The agency added that the mini concert was planned by NU'EST as a way to return the love to their fans. The group also promised to show their diverse merits at the concert.

MBLAQ to hold fan meeting in Tokyo

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

Idol group MBLAQ is gearing up to meet their fans in Japan.

The group will be holding a two-part fan meeting event titled 'THE BLAQ FUN-CH' at the Zepp Diver City in Tokyo, Japan on February 8. During the upcoming events, MBLAQ will be unveiling a new single which is set to be released in the first half of 2013.

The members shared, "We will have more opportunities to meet Japanese fans this year. We hope that we can keep moving forward together with our fans."

In related news, MBLAQ's G.O and Seungho is currently starring in the 'Gwanghwamun Sonata' musical taking place at Meiji Theater in Tokyo.

JYJ’s Jaejoong to embark on Asia tour

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong will be embarking on an Asia tour!

On January 24, C-Jes Entertainment announced, "Kim Jaejoong's solo mini album has been receiving positive response in Korea and all around the world so after his solo concert 'Your, My and Mine', we will be starting up an Asia tour."

Kim Jaejoong is preparing for surprising performances for his fans. His agency added, "As a surprise present for his fans, Jaejoong has prepared a dance track that he hasn't revealed yet. He is practicing hard to give perfect performances."

As of now, Jaejoong is confirmed to have his stop in Thailand on February 17 at Bitect Hall.

Meanwhile, 'Your, My and Mine' will be held on January 26 and 27 at KINTEX in Ilsan.

Kim Hyun Joong to make music comeback

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST

Dubbed the "Next Bae Yong Jun", singer-turned-actor Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing new music after two and a half long years.

Kim Hyun Joong's representative shared that the talent will be making a comeback as a singer this summer and is currently in the middle of the production process. This will be his first release since "Marry Me" in December of 2011.

Kim Hyun Joong is currently on his 'Japan Tour 2013 - Unlimited', which will run until early March, including stops in Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, etc.

Source: KBS

Brown Eyed Girls spend more on food than Girls’ Generation

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST

The food expenses of Brown Eyed Girls have been revealed.

On the most recent episode of KBS TV's 'Vitamin', Brown Eyed Girls' JeA revealed their diet secrets and food expenses of the members.

She stated, "While preparing for my solo album, I tried to go on a diet and exercise to get a sturdy and slim body. However, I always fail quickly because my members always eat their meals."

JeA added, "And yet, my members are always so conscious about their health so whenever we eat out, we tend to go to organic as wells classy Korean restaurants. Our dining bill probably adds up more than Girls' Generation's."

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun is blacklisted at US airports

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST

Girls' Generation's Seohyun confessed that she was blacklisted at airports in the United States.

On the episode of MBC's 'Golden Fishery—Radio Star' that aired on January 23, the Girls' Generation maknae revealed that she got into trouble because of cherry tomatoes.

Seohyun shared, "Before the flight, I packed some cherry tomatoes to eat on the airplane and I forgot to check them on the customs declaration form. The security dogs smelled it, so I got caught."

She continued, They asked me what I had in my bag and I told them they were cherry tomatoes. The guard got extremely angry at me and he wrote my name on their blacklist. I think you stay on that list for a couple of years or something."

Verbal Jint releases new song for free for his fans

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST

Verbal Jint showed his love for his fans by releasing a new song for free!

On January 24, Verbal Jint released his new song "I'm A Fool" on his Twitter. The hip hop artist shared a link to download the track as well as a link to the song's lyrics.

"I'm A Fool" was composed, written and edited by Verbal Jint himself, and was released for free to express his love and gratitude to his fans.

Check out the track below:

130124 Girls’ Generation wins triple crown on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:31 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The January 24th episode of the show was hosted by INFINITE's Sungyeol and Sungjong. Tonight's show features comeback of idol groups NineMuses, MR.MR and Tiny-G as well as the debut stage of rookie group BPPOP.

Other performers tonight included Girls' Generation, INFINITE-H, 2Yoon, JeA, Boyfriend, Moon Hee Jun, DickPunks, Baechigi, SPEED, VIXX, EgoBomb and Monday Kiz.

And for the highlight of the show, Girls' Generation won a triple crown on this week's chart with their comeback title track, "I Got A Boy"!

Congratulations Girls' Generation!


Winner + Encore Stage


Tonight's Performances:

Ego Bomb




Monday Kiz

Moon Hee Jun





Girls' Generation


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

Nine Muses - "Dolls"
MR.MR - "Highway"
BPPOP - "Today" + "It's Over"
Nine Muses - "Dolls"

Nine Muses are back with “Dolls” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:20 AM PST

After releasing their latest single "Dolls" earlier, girl group Nine Muses finally kicked off their comeback promotions starting with their first stage on tonight's 'M! Countdown'.

"Dolls" was written and composed by the hit producer Sweetune. The funky dance track is about overcoming the struggles of breaking up after being in love.

Nine Muses is returning to stage with a brand new concept, dividing the group into two subunit groups; White Muses and Dark Muses. The Dark Muses will showcase a chic and sexy style, while White Muses will have an innocent and cute concept.

Check out their performance below!

BPPOP debuts with “Today” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:16 AM PST

Taking up their first step to the music scene, new girl group BPPOP kicked off their debut performance of "Today" on tonight's 'M! Countdown'!

The group's title track "Today" is a cheerful upbeat pop song that shows off their cute charms. BPPOP is five-member girl group made up of Seeyoo, Yoojin, InKyung, Jane and Myunji.

Check out their debut performance below:

Tiny-G comes back with “MINIMANIMO” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:02 AM PST

Having already kicked off their comeback promotions on other weekly music programs, girl group Tiny-G finally hit the stage of 'M! Countdown' with their latest single "MINIMANIMO"!

For their newest release, the girl group worked together with stylist Habin, who has worked with Far East Movement, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige and more. Having debuted last year with pop/hip-hop hybrid look, Tiny-G is showing off more of their cute charms this time around.

Check out their performance below:

MR.MR returns with “Highway” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:01 AM PST

Rookie group MR.MR, who debuted with first single "Who's That Girl" last year, has returned with its newest single "Highway"!

"Highway" is produced by top notch producers Brian Kierulf & Joshua Michael Schwartz who are known for their collaborations with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, and the same producers who created the group's debut track "Who's That Girl".

Check out their first comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below:

Baek Ji Young,"My boyfriend doesn't care that I filmed a bed scene"

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST

Singer Baek Ji Young revealed that her boyfriend, actor Jung Suk Won didn't care about her filming a bed scene.

On the broadcast of SBS's "Strong Heart" on January 22nd, Baek Ji Young said,"Jung Suk Won didn't care that I filmed a bed scene",then she added,"But when I was working with 2PM's Taecyeon for my song 'My Ear's Candy', he was very upset about it. I think it was a warning" caused everyone burst into laughter.

She also said,"I think it's very convenient for me that he makes it clear what he likes and dislikes. If he says he doesn't like something then I will not do it"

Miss A's Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun film a CF together,"Like real lovers"

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST

Photos of Miss A's Suzy and actor Kim Soo Hyun filming a CF together have been revealed.

An online community uploaded a photo of them with title,"Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun film a CF for Beanpole in Bangkok". Since both of them are one of the most handsome and beautiful celebrities in the entertainment industry so even it's just a normal photo, it looks like a pictorial.

Netizens commented,"Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy look so good together","It looks like a photo from a magazine","So envy!", and so on.

Written By Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

5dolls' Hyoyoung reveals her fresh bare face

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST

5dolls' Ryu Hyoyoung looks beautiful even without make-up.

On January 23rd, she uploaded a selca with a tweet,"It's raining-I can sleep well while listening to the rain". Hyoyoung is seen wearing a headband in the photo, she smiles sweetly to the camera. She din't make-up, showed off her flawless skin, which attracted much attention from many people.

Netizens commented,"Her skin's so beautiful","I'm so envy with her, What's the secret?","She's so beautiful"

Meanwhile, Hyoyoung is currently starring in KBS2TV series "School 2013"

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

2PM’s Nichkhun makes first public appearance since accident

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST

2PM member Nichkhun made his first public appearance following a car accident July of last year.

The singer stood alongside his fellow 2PM members, along with other celebrities, on January 22nd for the Nepa History Show & 2013 Isenberg Launching Fashion Show at the COEX in Seoul. This is said to be his first time attending a public event since the incident in Korea.

Other stars in attendance included Kim Go Eun, Seo In Guk, and SISTAR who also came and showed their support for the launching event.

Kim Hyun Joong transforms into flower boy beggar

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong has transformed into a "flower boy beggar".

On January 21, Kim Hyun Joong uploaded a set of pictures through his official Facebook page with the title, "Flower? Beggar" in which the actor is dressed down to look like a bum.

In the pictures, the singer-actor sported messy hair, dirty face and worn-out clothing, complete with a collection can for donations. Despite his beggar looks, fans were thrilled saying that there was no way that Kim Hyun Joong could not look good in any circumstance.

Netizens commented, "Beggars who look like that won't ever starve", "He looks good even as a beggar" and more.

Super Junior K.R.Y’s “Promise You” debuts #2 on Oricon

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST

Super Junior K.R.Y's first Japanese single has debuted at number two on the Oricon chart.

According to Oricon's latest chart ranking on January 24, Super Junior K.R.Y's first Japanese single "Promise You" ranked #2 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. Released on the 23rd, the single has sold a total of 40,635 copies on the first day after its release.

The Super Junior ballad unit is made up of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung. The group recently held its first concert in Japan and received an enthusiastic response, leading to add another concert at the Budokan on January 24.

TEEN TOP’s spoiler images from new MV leaked

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST

TEEN TOP got in an unexpected situation after some spoiler images from their upcoming music video got leaked online by Hong Kong paparazzi.

On January 23rd, a number of photos titled "TEEN TOP's music video spoilers leaked" were uploaded online. The post revealed about detailed concepts and costumes of the group from their new music video which was secretly held in Hong Kong.

TEEN TOP's label stated, "We wanted to finish everything quietly, but we had to struggle from the moment we arrived in Hong Kong because of so many people who recognized TEEN TOP. We wanted to show the final product to the fans, but we feel very sorry that the photos leaked."

Source: StarN News

B.A.P sells out first solo concert in 10 minutes

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST

Having established themselves as one of 2012's best rookies, B.A.P has once again proved their popularity by selling out their upcoming first exclusive concert in just ten minutes.

According to TS Entertainment, all the available 8,000 tickets for the B.A.P's first solo concert 'B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL' were all sold out within ten minutes.

CJ E&M showed their surprise by saying, "This is the first time we see a group have such a strong fandom, and grow this quickly in 1 year since their debut. Even within the company, this project has been put on top priority, and we have over 100 workers and hundred millions of KRW to prepare the best stage possible for B.A.P."

MR.MR releases MV for “Highway”

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 08:22 PM PST

Rookie group MR.MR, who debuted with first single "Who's That Girl" last year, has returned with its newest single "Highway"!

"Highway" is produced by top notch producers Brian Kierulf & Joshua Michael Schwartz who are known for their collaborations with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, and the same producers who created the group's debut track "Who's That Girl".

Check out the track below!

Updated: Music video added