Monday, January 28, 2013

"Hyoyeon to Make Guest Appearance on ‘Blind Test 180°’" plus 24 more

"Hyoyeon to Make Guest Appearance on ‘Blind Test 180°’" plus 24 more


Hyoyeon to Make Guest Appearance on ‘Blind Test 180°’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:44 AM PST



Hyoyeon is scheduled to make a guest appearance on MBC's "Blind Test 180°", a show in which the MCs blindly distinguish between seemingly identical items with the help of professionals in different areas. Hyoyeon filmed for "Blind Test 180°" on January 23rd.

During her appearance on the show, Hyoyeon revealed that her way of coping with stress was dancing and surprised everyone by honestly stating, "I go to clubs when I get stressed."

This episode will feature comedian Park Myungsoo, who practiced DJ-ing for two weeks, against a DJ of the best club in Gangnam with 14 years of experience. Hyoyeon showed off her image as Girls' Generation's dancing queen by dancing along impressively with the DJ's music.

Comedian Boom asked Hyoyeon, "Does Girls' Generation also go to clubs?" She answered honestly, "I am very carefree. When I get stressed, I quietly go to clubs." Hyoyeon also gave her own opinion about clubs, saying, "In a club, the role of the DJ is most important. I don't feel like dancing if the music is bad."

Hyoyeon's appearance on "Blind Test 180°" will air on January 29th at 8:50 PM.


Source: Newsen
Cr: soshified

SISTAR19 releases MV teaser of "Gone,Not Around Any Longer"

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:38 AM PST

SISTAR19 teases fans with the MV teaser of their upcoming hit song titled "Gone,Not Around Any Longer",check out the sexy MV teaser below

TVXQ's Yunho Of ‘Queen Of Ambition’, His Fashion Keyword Is ‘Chameleon’?

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:20 AM PST


TVXQ's U-Know Yunho has stood in front of the camera for the first time in a while as Actor Jung Yunho in the SBS drama 'Queen of Ambition'.

In the drama, Jung Yunho plays the role of Baek Do Hoon, the only son of BaekHak Group's chairman Baek Chang Hak. His good looks and heart-melting acting is making him popular with the masses. As Jung Yunho appears as the second-in-line of a major corporation, many are interested in his fashion coordination.

In the second episode of 'Queen of Ambition', which aired on the 15th of January, Jung Yunho showed off the free-spirited side of Baek Do Hoon as an ice hockey player. Wearing roll-up jeans, a t-shirt, a zip-up hoodie and a long padding jacket with a sports bag slung across his shoulder, Jung Yunho showcased a sporty look that matched his persona as a college ice hockey player.

At other times, he wears formal and exquisite suits and coats to reflect the luxury of a chaebol. When his relationship with Soo Ae begins, he completes his sophisticated and modern style with soft knitted tops and jeans.

Netizens who saw Jung Yunho's outfits left comments such as, "It's such great styling that even men want it", "He really looks like an ice hockey player," and "I find myself focusing on the fashion of the characters more than the actual dramas these days."

Meanwhile, Jung Yunho's luxurious yet moderate fashion style can be seen on 'Queen of Ambition', which is garnering much interest for its storyline, great acting and energy of the staff members.


Source: [bnt news]
Translated by: dongbangdata.net

Epik High’s Tablo flags collaboration with Psy

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST


Rapper Tablo of Epik High hinted at a future collaboration with global superstar Psy in a BBC program on the K-pop craze on January 26th

Tablo said they had talked about the possibility of collaboration even before Psy released his global hit "Gangnam Style," but since Psy is very busy promoting his songs abroad, nothing concrete has yet been discussed.

He said, "Psy is currently busy with international promotions so I don't have any confirmed information yet. We will be meeting soon to discuss our plans together."

When asked why K-pop is so popular worldwide, Tablo said no single specific feature can be singled out, and people around the world seem to consider K-pop itself a fun proposition.


Source: ChosunIlbo

Lee Kwang Soo reveals his close friendship with Song Joong Ki

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


Lee Kwang Soo revealed his affection for his close friend, actor Song Joong Ki.

On January 26th, Lee Kwang Soo shared a photo on his Twitter and wrote, "My friend Joong Ki was always someone like this, he still is, and he will always be like this forever." He added a post script saying, "A sentimental tweet just before going off to bed."

In the photos, Lee Kwang Soo and Song Joong Ki are posing for the camera having Kim Jong Kook at the center. The three are snuggling up with each other while giving their bright smiles.

Netizens commented, "They all must be good friends", "They look great" and "Lee Kwang Soo is a sentimental guy."

2NE1’s Sandara transforms into a mannequin

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST


On January 26th, the bubbly 2NE1 member posted on her Twitter, "What a cute mannequin", and uploaded a couple of photos of herself.

She added, "This was taken at a Chrome Hearts factory in LA last November." In the photos, Sandara Park looks lifeless like a mannequin, looking at somewhere with a solid pose.

Upon seeing the photos, netizens commented, "She's so cute", "She really looks like a mannequin", "I guess she's enjoying it" and "The prettiest mannequin ever."

In related news, 2NE1 and Big Bang decided to join Goodway With US's Nepal Hope School Project which helps build schools for children in Nepal who are neglected. The signed CDs and t-shirts that the groups have provided were randomly given out to people who donated for the fund to build school in Nepal.



Big Bang successfully wraps up ‘Alive Galaxy Tour’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST


After hitting 21 cities in 13 countries last year, Big Bang has finally closed down the curtains for its 'Alive Galaxy Tour' with a three-day grand finale concert in Seoul.

The final concerts titled as 'Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour: The Final' took place on January 25th, 26th and 27th at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, the same venue where the group performed their first tour's concert.

Big Bang opened up the show with a grand performance of "Tonight". It was quickly followed up by "Hands Up", "Fantastic Baby", "How Gee" and "Stupid Liar." The boys also heated up the stage with hits like "Love Song" and "Haru Haru" as well as individual stages.

The three-day concert attracted more than 40,000 fans, adding to a total of 800,000 fans along the way. Big Bang successfully complete its amazing journey which amazed K-pop fans around the U.S, Europe and Asia not only in its volume but in its high quality.




So Ji Sub heats up hip hop club in Seoul

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST


Actor So Ji Sub has showed off his rapping skills at a hip hop club in Seoul to overwhelming responses from clubbers.

So Ji Seob, who recently released his new mini album '6PM…Playground', made a special appearance during Soul Dive's mini concert at a hip hop club Naked in Seoul, Korea on January 26.

The actor visited the club to support his rap mentor Nuck, a member of Soul Dive, and decided to surprise the audience by performing "Eraser," a title track of his latest album and "Pick Up Line."

The distributor of So Ji Sub's new album, CJ E&M, stated, "So Ji Sub's new album is doing fairly well in music charts. His expressions were great, just like his acting."

4Minute's 3 Hyuns pose in pink t-shirts

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 03:27 AM PST


4Minute's maknae shared a new photo through her Twitter on 28th January.

She wrote,"Idols Olympic special! 4Minute, will you support us today? Three Hyuns' photo revealed".

Fans commented,"4Minute Hwaiting","Hyuna's wink is cute","anticipate 4Minute's performance" and etc.

BoA holds successful 1st solo concert in Korea

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST


Singer soloist BoA successfully held her first exclusive concert in Korea after 13 years since her debut.

From January 26 to 27th, BoA kicked off her 'BoA Special Live 2013 ~Here I Am~' concert at the Seoul's Olympics Park Gymnastic Hall with approximately 6,000 fans in attendance.

In the concert, the singer showed off her moves while performing her dance pieces like "Hurricane Venus", "Dangerous" and "Energetic", while flaunted her prowess in ballads with an acoustic guitar for "Waiting…", "ID; Peace B" and more.

BoA also exclusively revealed her new single "Disturbance" which was entirely written and composed by the singer herself. A music video has been also unveiled with a surprise appearance of SHINee's Taemin.

In a press conference prior the additional concert, BoA said, "It's my first solo concert in Korea, and the first show I had last night was done with a blast. I hope today's show will go fine just like yesterday."

She added, "This concert should be the summary of my 13 years of career. I am performing songs from my earliest days to the recent days, and I included many songs that people would want to hear in the repertoire. Even though there aren't fancy special effects, the two hours will be full of great music."


Source: StarN News

Girl's Day's Minah snaps a sexy selca

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 02:14 AM PST

Girl's Day's Minah reveals a sexy selca on her Twitter.

She shared,"I managed to try on teacher Andre Kim's dress, it's my honor".

She looks pretty in that pink flowery dress.

Fans commented,"you look sexy and pretty at the same time","angelic smile" and etc.

f(x)'s Sulli poses with mango in bare face

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 02:11 AM PST



f(x)'s Sulli updated her Me2day with a pair of new selcas.

She wrote,"We received some fanletters from our Chinese fans, they were all written very well in Korean!! The mangoes are tasty too ^ _ ^ Thank you , everyone"

Fans commented,"pretty Sulli","you look so cute","how many letters did you get" and etc


Leessang achieves ‘perfect all-kill’ with “Tears”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST


Hip-hop duo Leessang has achieved the very first 'perfect all-kill' of 2013 for their latest track, "Tears".

On January 25th, Leessang released its new single "Tears" and swept all of South Korea's major real-time music charts and ranked first on the weekly iChart on Instiz, achieving a 'perfect all-kill' on the chart.

"Tears" features the vocals of Yoojin from rookie group The SEEYA and a piano from Yoon Gun. The song was the work of producer Duble Sidekick while its music video starred NS Yoon-G and DMTN's Daniel.

Lee Seung Gi talks about his nickname 'Bogus'

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST


On January 25th, Lee Seung Gi appeared as guest on 'MBC Section TV', and chose 'Bogus' as the nickname that he hates the most.

Bogus is the character from an animation that was popular back in 1990s. Lee Seung Gi said, "People started calling me Bogus, because I have a big mouth. Now, I just laugh when people call me Bogus."

On the other hand, Lee Seung Gi also talked about his first impression on Miss A's Suzy, his partner in the new drama: "She is really beautiful. Her appearance is so good. I'm looking forward to our romance".

Source: nate
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

SHINee's Onew ttakbam strikes again

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST



Another victim of Onew's ttakbam?


KBS TV announcer, Han Suk Joon uploaded a photo of his forehead after being ttakbam by Onew, he tweeted,"I got ttakbam from SHINee's Onew. Really strong. It's been a  few hours but even now......"

Onew appeared as guest in the latest episode of KBS Quiz show "1 vs 100" . He once again showcased his strong ttakbam skill and left everyone who had or hadn't seen it amazed over his powerful fingers.This episode will be aired in February.

Netizens commented,"Onew indeed has strong fingers","You're so brave to be ttakbam by Onew","I can see the red mark on his forehead"

Onew's famous for having many personal talented, especially his ttakbam. Onew's victims include Yoo Jae Suk,Park Myung Soo,Leessang's Gil,Supreme Team's Simon D,Lee Seunggi,etc


Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Nine Muses & Tiny-G pose together

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST


Tiny-G's official Twitter shared a new photo on 27th January.

A message was posted with the photo,"at Music Core met seniors Nine Muses, they are all so pretty and cool, we are short posing with them."

Meanwhile,Tiny-G is promoting their new song "Minimanimo" on various music shows.

Jewelry celebrates second year anniversary

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST


In celebration of their second year anniversary, the current members of Jewelry uploaded new photo of them on their official Twitter account.

On January 27th, the girls tweeted, "Today is the second year anniversary of Jooyeon, Eunjung, Yewon and Semi as Jewelry. Please celebrate our second anniversary with us!!", and attached the photo of members above posing with fruit-topped cake.

Netizens congratulated Jewelry by saying, "Congratulations on your second year anniversary Jewelry!" "You are all so pretty" and "I look forward to your upcoming activities."

Psy receives three awards in France

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST


Psy and his smash-hit "Gangnam Style" have won three awards at the recent France's 'NRJ Music Awards'.

NRJ, which is a hugely popular French radio channel, held its annual 'NRJ Music Awards' at Cannes, France on January 27th. Psy won a special award International 'Revelation of the Year', while his single "Gangnam Style" also became the 'International Song of the Year' and its music video became the 'Music Video of the Year'.

The singer walked the red carpet with popular superstars like Alicia Keys, Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift then followed up with an opening performance for the ceremony. Psy performed "Gangnam Style" and approximately 1,000 audience danced along the song.

Psy said, "I was thrilled to see all of you enjoying my music video. I hope my future work will keep making you happy."

Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan donates to Korea’s Comfort Women

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST


Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan has donated 30 million won ($27,994) to help the plight of Comfort Women, Korean women forced into sex-slavery by Japan during WWII.

The producers of KBS' 'Love Request' revealed that Kim Dongwan had recently donated 30 million won to the 58 surviving comfort women in Korea and expressed his hopes that they would receive an apology in their life.

Kim Dongwan has a long history of donating through the 'Love Request' starting with helping out the victims of the 2003 Daegu Subway fire disaster. Since then, he's often donated to helping the needy at home and abroad.

A representative for Liveworks Company shared, "Dongwan has been donating without even telling the label. He shared his donation this time so it would bring the attention of the public of helping the surviving 58 people who suffered as comfort women."

Mini Girls' Generation covers "I Got Boy"

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 09:45 PM PST

Came across this cute video cover on Youtube.

Have seen a lot of dance covers but this one is no doubt one of the cutest. The kids in this video dance to Girls' Generation's latest hit song "I Got A Boy",check out their adorable dance cover below.

How many points out of 10 do they deserve?


Psy to attend Presidential inauguration ceremony

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 09:22 PM PST


Psy has been given the honor to attend the upcoming inaugural ceremony for the Korean President-elect Park Geun Hye.

On January 27th, an official announced that the popular "Gangnam Style" singer will be attending the inauguration ceremony of new president, Park Geun Hye, which will take place on February 25th in Yeoui-do.

Along with Psy and other guests, the ceremony will be attended by approximately 60,000 people, and 30,000 of them will be selected from those who sent applications through internet and mail.


Source: StarN News

A-PRINCE TV presents ‘A-PRINCE Japan Special Part 1’

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST


New Planet Entertainment's new idol group A-PRINCE has revealed footage from their recent Japanese promotions through the latest episode of A-PRINCE TV.

A-PRINCE held its solo concert "A-PRINCE Show – X-mas gift one day late" at Tokyo's Sibuya public hall last December 26. The group promoted their mini live show themselves by handing out promotional flyers on the streets and met their fans through fan-signings and appearing on a Japanese show.

Check out the clip below:

B.A.P celebrates 1 year anniversary with video messages from members

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST


It has already been a year since B.A.P debuted and in celebration of their anniversary, the members revealed special video messages for the fans.

The boys left video messages through TS Entertainment's official Youtube channel, thanking all their fans for their highly successful year and promising to work harder in the coming years. They also wished that B.A.P and BABYs (B.A.P's official fanclub) can always be together until the end of time.

Check out the video messages below:



Lee Jun Ki unveils new album cover

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST


Just a day before releasing his new single album, Hallyu star Lee Jun Ki has released a preview of the dramatic album cover.

Lee Jun Ki will simultaneously release a new single 'CBC', which stands for "Case by Case", in Korea and Japan on January 29th.

Other than "Tonight" which was immensely popular in Japan after the song premiered during Lee Jun Ki's fan meets held in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo last December, "Case by Case" and two other new songs will be included in the album.

Rookie band Nevermind releases “Hoi Hoi” MV

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 07:37 PM PST


After releasing their debut single titled, "Shooting Star" earlier this month, rookie band Nevermind is back unveiling the music video for their next single "Hoi Hoi".

Nevermind band is composed of four members; One, Hoon, Chang Ha and Ino, which all specialize in pop punk music.

Check out the MV below!