Monday, January 21, 2013

"FT Island holds successful concert in Shanghai" plus 24 more

"FT Island holds successful concert in Shanghai" plus 24 more


FT Island holds successful concert in Shanghai

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST


FT Island successfully wrapped up their exclusive concert held in Shanghai, China.

On January 19, FT Island held its 'Take FT Island Tour Live in Shanghai' concert in Shanghai International Gymnastics Centre in China and drove the fans into the hottest excitement for about two hours.

The group opened up the concert with new song "Life," and continued to play songs from its fourth studio album 'Five Treasure Box' including "Paper Plane," "The Way," "Your Words" and "I Wish."

The members also received an enthusiastic response from the audience by speaking in Chinese. Lee Hongki said, "Please enjoy every bits of the show, because we prepared it all. It's our second visit to China, and we are so grateful for such a huge love that we are feeling here."

Song Seung Hyun added, "I hope we will meet with even more fans at a bigger venue."


Source: StarN News

Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Jun Ki picked as most anticipated male stars for 2013

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST


Hallyu stars Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Jun Ki have been chosen as the male stars to look out for in 2013!

The site Sevenedum recently conducted a poll asking the 5,547 voters who they thought was the most highly anticipated male star of the new year.

Kim Hyun Joong placed first with 30% of the votes (1,691 votes), Lee Jun Ki next with 22% (1,192 votes), and Kim Soo Hyun coming in third with 19%. Triple threat entertainer Lee Seung Gi was in fourth with 13%, Park Si Hoo following with 8%, and Song Joong Ki in sixth with 4%.

Kim Hyun Joong is currently on his Japan Tour 2013 'UNLIMITED' tour meeting with his fans there, while Lee Jun Ki will be the featured guest on an upcoming episode of the popular in-depth talk show 'Healing Camp'.


Source: KBS

TVXQ kicks off world tour with Hong Kong concert

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


TVXQ has successfully wrapped up their first overseas concert of their ongoing world tour.

On January 19th at 8PM (local time), TVXQ held its 'TVXQ! LIVE WORLD TOUR CATCH ME in HONG KONG' at the ASIA WORLD ARENA in Hong Kong and gathered an audience of approximately 10,000 people.

Blowing up the roof with their explosive charisma, TVXQ performed 26 songs in total, which included "Catch Me", "Humanoids", "Charms", "Rising Sun", "Honey FUnny Bunny", "Ting Hai(聽海)" and various other hits. Yunho and Changmin also performed their exciting individual stages.

Furthermore, a great number of reporters attended the press conference that TVXQ held prior to the concert, and showed great interests in the duo, proving their colossal popularity once again.

TVXQ is set to continue their tour at five famed concert halls in April in Japan: Tokyo Dome, Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Yahoo! Japan Dome in Fukuoka, Sapporo Dome and Nagoya Dome.

Pledis Family enjoys Valentine’s Day Party for Cosmopolitan

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST


Pledis Entertainment artists Son Dambi, Kahi, After School, Hello Venus and NU'EST have come together for the special Valentine's Day edition of fashion magazine, Cosmopolitan.

In the pictorial which was released on January 21, the labelmates were all seen dressed up for a Valentine's Day party concept. They are smiling happily for the camera and display strong family bond.

Son Dambi looks gorgeous in a simple black mini dress while Kahi captures a lot of attention with her great body line. NU'EST and After School members also sported their different party-look outfits and captivate the eyes with sexy and charismatic poses.


Kim Hyun Joong to add extra date to Japanese tour

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST


Actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong added Tokyo to the itinerary of his Japanese tour.

A representative of Keyeast Entertainment announced, "As Kim Hyun Joong's 'Japan Tour 2013-Unlimited', has been sold out since it began on January 6, a concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, slated for March 3, has been added."

In the current tour, Kim Hyun Joong is performing a range of songs from his hits to new songs arranged for a band.

The official at Keyeast said, "The colorful performance and real instrumental arrangements are receiving a good response from the audience. Scalper's tickets are being sold at the 20 times the normal price and there is a rush of calls for more concerts."

The 'Japan Tour 2013 – Unlimited' will continue until early March, making stops at cities like Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, and more.


Source: KBS

Lee Hyori is building vacation house in Jeju Island

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST


It has been revealed that Lee Hyori had begun building a house on Jeju Island.

According to reports on January 19, Lee Hyori has been managing a construction for her own private building in Jeju Island since last year. She was fascinated by beautiful features of the island and decided to build a house there in order to visit the place more often.

The singer's agency revealed that Lee Hyori is not planning on living there and described the house as a place for the singer to rest when she would visit Jeju Island. The agency also denied the rumors about Lee Hyori and her boyfriend, Lee Sang Soon looking to settle down on the island permanently.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori is currently working on her new album slated to be released in spring.

Skull&HaHa releases teaser for “Donam-dong Melody”

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 04:14 AM PST


Skull&HaHa will be making a comeback with new collaborative single "Donam-dong Melody". Ahead of its official release slated for January 24th, a video teaser has been unveiled on their label's official Youtube channel.

While the duo's previous single "Busan Vacance" features a reggae genre, no further informations regarding the upcoming single "Donam-dong Melody" have been released. The teaser shows highlights from Skull&HaHa showcases with a rather different music in the background.

Check out the teaser below!

Suzy wows fans with slim figure

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 03:56 AM PST


Recently, a photo of Miss A's Suzy has been posted on a community board with the title, "Suzy's real figure" attracted much attention.

The photo was taken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 16 when Miss A attended 'The 27th Golden Disk Awards'.

In the photo, Suzy is wearing a black tube-top mini dress, showing off her nice body shape. Even though the photo was unedited, she still looks sexy and beautiful.

Netizens commented, "Suzy looks like a doll", "She has a good body", "I envy her", "She looks mature", etc.

Source: bnt
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

4men to return with 5th album ‘The True Story’

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 03:37 AM PST


Vocal group 4men will be making a comeback with a new album.

On January 21, the group's label, Happy Face Entertainment revealed that 4Men will release its fifth full-length album 'The True Story' on January 28. The new album is the group's first release after being away in one year and seven months since last full-length album 'The Artist'.

'The True Story' features well-known artists and producers, including Vibe's Yoon Min Soo, KingMing, MIIIII, Choi Sung Il and more. The album's tracks are said to be based on the members' experiences.

CODE-V releases MV for upcoming 3rd Japanese single

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST


Five member boy group CODE-V will be releasing their third Japanese single "Nando Sayonara wo Kurikaeshitara Bokura wa Tsuyoku Nareru no" on February 6th. A music video for the title song has been unveiled through the official YouTube channel of the group's Japanese label Dreamusic.

"Nando Sayonara wo Kurikaeshitara Bokura wa Tsuyoku Nareru no" will be available in three different versions; Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition.

Check out the MV below!

YG reveals practice video of Jennie Kim from upcoming girl group

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 02:45 AM PST


After introducing the first potential member of upcoming girl group, Kim Jisoo, YG Entertainment has now revealed another new artist!

On January 21, YG Entertainment official blog, YG-Life, posted a video clip under the title "JENNIE KIM – YG New Artists". The clip showed Jennie Kim singing a cover of Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb".

Jennie Kim was born in 1996 and is known for her stunning looks and great music skills. She has gained much interest last year by appearing as the female lead in G-Dragon's music video for "That XX."

So Ji Sub releases MV teaser for “Eraser” starring Park Shin Hye

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 02:32 AM PST


After pre-releasing "Field Trip" from his upcoming mini album 'Six O' Clock… Playground', So Ji Sub has now revealed a music video teaser for his upcoming title song, "Eraser".

"Eraser" features female soloist Mellow while its music video will star actress Park Shin Hye and actor Yoo Seung Ho. The teaser shows Park Shin Hye humming happily in the kitchen when So Ji Sub leaves a message and makes her breaks into tears.

As previously mentioned, So Ji Sub will play himself in his 30s in the music video while Yoo Seung Ho plays the same man in the 20s. Park Shin Hye will be casting as a female celebrity who gets loved by the two men.

JYJ’s Jaejoong releases teaser for upcoming concert

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 02:17 AM PST


Having recently released his solo debut mini album 'I', JYJ's Jaejoong revealed a teaser video for his upcoming mini concert and fanmeeting 'Your, My and Mine'.

The mini concert will be held at Kintex on January 26th and 27th in commemoration of his birthday as well as the release of Jaejoong's new solo album, 'I'. The teaser displays various pictures of jaejoong's gothic concept from his rock-themed album.

2YOON reveals gorgeous selca

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 12:56 AM PST


2YOON's Jiyoon updated her Twitter with a new photo on 20th January.

She tweeted,"appeared to be a little bit close" and shared the photo above.

Fans commented,"both are also pretty","look like dolls" and etc.

Meanwhile, 2YOON started promotional activities with title song "24/7".

Kim Hyun Joong talks about the most memorable gift from his fans

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 11:31 PM PST



On January 19th, Kim Hyun Joong appeared on KBS 2TV 'Entertainment Weekly' and talked about the most memorable gift that he got from his fans.

He was asked what was the most memorable gift that he received from his fans, he replied, "I once told that I wanted a dragon muffler when I had an interview in China. Some time later, it actually came in as a gift. It was over 100m long."

On the other hand, Kim Hyun Joong will be having concerts in Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo until March.

Source: starN

Actress So Yu Jin ties the knot with Franchise Tycoon

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST


On January 19, actress So Yu Jin married Baek Jong Won, a restaurant entrepreneur 15 years her senior, at a hotel in southern Seoul.

So Yu Jin's agency Asia Bridge Contents released photos from the wedding ceremony showing the actress looking lovely in pure white wedding dress designed by Lee Seung Jin and her happy husband, proudly standing in a black suit.

At a press conference held prior the wedding, So Yu Jin said, "My husband and I were born 15 years apart, but I hardly feel the age difference, let alone a generation gap, because he is so kind and nice."

Mutual friend Shim Hye Jin introduced the couple last spring and tied the knot after staying together for about a year. So Yu Jin's husband, Baek Jon Won operates 20 restaurant chains with 300 branches across the country.

Yoo Seung Ho rejects CF offer prior military enlistment

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST


Actor Yoo Seung Ho is drawing attention for rejecting all CF offers after his MBC drama 'I Miss You' came to an end.

On January 18th, Yoo Seung Ho's representative stated that Yoo Seung Ho refused a CF offer to start his military service without any problem. The actor also expressed his will to quietly enlist in the army without having any interviews or events.

This is quite a different decision than many other celebrities who were about to be enlisted in the past. A great number of stars such as Hyun Bin, Kang Dong Won and Kim Nam Gil shot CFs before they started their military service to keep in touch with the public with their short appearances on TV.

The representative added, "Yoo Seung Ho thought it wasn't right to have his face air on TV while he was serving in the army. But he feels apologetic toward the advertising companies."

Netizens expressed their support for the actor's decision saying, "He's doing a right thing", "I don't want to send him" and "I hope you will have safe and meaningful time."


Source: StarN News

Kim Giri shows support for 2Yoon’s debut

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST


Comedian Kim Giri has showed his support for 4minute's sub-unit, 2Yoon's debut.

Recently, a photo titled "Kim Giri & 2YOON" was uploaded on an online community board. In the photo, comedian Kim Giri of 'Gag Concert', and 4Minute's Huh Gayoon and Jeon Jiyoon are posing for a photo together.

The photo was taken during Kim Giri's visit on 2YOON's dressing room right before their debut performance on KBS 2TV 'Music Bank'. The comedian first expressed his support for the unit by making an appearance on 2YOON's "24/7" music video.

Netizens commented, "They look great together", "They should make a performance together", "They look amazing!" and "What a great combo."

JYJ’s Jaejoong tops Hanteo Charts with solo album ‘I’

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST


JYJ Kim Jaejoong's solo debut mini album 'I' has ranked #1 on the Hanteo Chart!

As of January 20, Jaejoong's mini album 'I' took the number one spot for Hanteo's Daily and Weekly Charts after being released on January 17. The album surpassed the previous #1, 'Fly High' of INFINITE-H and CNBLUE's new album, 'Re:BLUE'.

'I' contains 5 tracks including "Mine" and his pre-release "One Kiss". Jaejoong was involved in the writing and composing of every song featured in it, and they all tell stories of his life.



Shinhwa’s Andy releases new single “You & Me”

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST


Currently preparing for Shinhwa's upcoming comeback, Andy first released his solo digital single titled "You & Me", following the solo releases of his fellow Shinhwa members.

"You & Me" is a medium tempo ballad perfect for the cold winter season. The song also features the members of his own group 100%'s Minwoo and Rokhyun.

Meanwhile, Andy will be holding his talk concert, 'Happy Andy's Day' on January 20th.

Listen to the single below:

Moon Geun Young getting her makeup done for shooting

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 08:40 PM PST


Actress Moon Geun Young was captured in a lovely pose while getting her makeup done for the shooting.

On January 18, Moon Geun Young's label, Namoo Actors, uploaded behind-the-scenes photos of the actress taken for the set of SBS current weekend drama, 'Cheondamdong Alice' through its official Facebook page.

In the photo, Moon Geun Young is getting her makeup done by a staff. She is gently closing her eyes, and her lovely smile as well as her beautiful look are drawing many netizens' attention.

Netizens commented, "Never knew she was so pretty", "She looks beautiful", "So lovely" and more.

YDG releases new single “Father”

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 08:20 PM PST


Yang Dong Geun (also known as YDG) has just released new single titled, "Father".

Released online on January 21st, "Father" features a touching lyrics that sings about the love for parents. The song also addresses the high divorse rates and family discord of the modern society.

Meanwhile, Yang Dong Geun is also preparing for his upcoming fifth album with hip hop producer Smokey-J which will be released early this year.

Son Dambi shares bare-faced selca before bed

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST


Songstress Son Dambi greets fans goodnight with a lovely bared-faced selca.

On January 18th, Son Dambi shared the picture above on her Twitter, and wrote "Sleepless night."

In the picture, Son Dambi is lying on a bed and looking at the camera, showing off her bare face. Despite the lack of makeup, her clean skin and milky-white skin attract attention. An open book also lies in front of her as she must have been reading a book to put herself to sleep.

Netizens who viewed the picture made comments, such as "She looks so pretty", "Take a glass of warm milk" and "I envy her skin condition so much."

Sandara can’t hide cuteness in new selca

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 07:42 PM PST


2NE1's Sandara Park is once again garnering attention for her cute charms.

Recently, YG Entertainment's official me2day posted, "YG official me2day is revealing rare item #2! The lively vocalist Dara! What was she doing in the picture? 1. Warming up her lips. 2. Cutie pose? The hint is 'Before going up on stage…' She is so professional."

In the picture, Sandara Park is making a funny face while pouting her lips to the camera. The picture is said to be taken before the '2012 SBS K-pop Super Concert' that was held in California on November of last year.

Electroboyz’s Chakun and K.Will release MV teaser for “Even If You Play”

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 07:24 PM PST


Electroboyz's Chakun and singer soloist K.Will have teamed up for new single titled "Even If You Play". Ahead of the single's release on January 22nd, a music video teaser has been unveiled giving fans a sneak peek of the track.

The surprise collaboration of the two artists is gaining much attention already for teaming up of the talented singer K.Will and the charismatic rapper of Electroboyz, Chakun.

Check out the teaser below!