Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"J.Y. Park loses his appeal on plagiarism case, fined $54,000 USD" plus 19 more

"J.Y. Park loses his appeal on plagiarism case, fined $54,000 USD" plus 19 more


J.Y. Park loses his appeal on plagiarism case, fined $54,000 USD

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 08:46 AM PST

J.Y. Park has lost his appeal against composer Kim Shin Il.

Last year, J.Y. Park had lost the initial case claiming that he had plagiarized the ‘Dream High‘ OST “Someday” from Kim Shin Il‘s “To My Man“. After losing the case, he then appealed the ruling and their court date had been rescheduled to January.

On January 23rd at 2:10 PM KST, the appeal case was held. In the original ruling from the lower court, J.Y. Park was stated to pay the composer 21,672,752 KRW (approximately $19,000 USD) in damages. However, he lost his appeal and was ruled to instead pay 56,930,710 KRW (approximately $54,000 USD). The higher amount stems from the profits of “Someday” up until the 23rd.

J.Y. Park plans to appeal the ruling once again to the Supreme Court.

Image: Osen

Girls’ Generation reveal they attempted to watch porn before

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 08:13 AM PST

Jessica confessed that Girls’ Generation tried to watch porn once.

The girls were guests on the January 23rd episode of ‘Radio Star‘. On the show, they were asked, “Do women talk about perverted things too?“. Jessica answered, “In some foreign countries, if you turn on the TV, porn is accessible.” She turned to Sunny and said, “We even tried to watch some, right?“.

Hyoyeon then chimed in stating, “But we couldn’t. I heard that it comes out on the history (hotel bill) afterwards.” Jessica said, “We even thought about whose room to use. I think it was Seohyun‘s room.

At this, Seohyun expressed her frustration toward her unnis, causing the studio to burst into laughter.

The segment begins around the 9:30 mark below:

Ali’s upcoming music video to feature cameo by hallyu-star actress

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

Singer Ali is gearing up for her comeback. She recently wrapped up filming her music video featuring a hallyu-star actress, who has yet to be revealed.

A representative revealed, “For this new album, Ali showed her unique voice color, which is showcased to the fullest through her music. Since the new album will be released after a long time, Ali has more determination than ever before. For the filming of the title track’s music video, we invited a hallyu-star level actress, who is known for her outstanding acting ability and visuals. It will be unveiled soon, so have big expectations for it.”

Ali recently made her long-awaited comeback with her pre-released single “Selfish“, which topped real-time search engines on the first day of its release. Stay tuned for the release of her full album on the 30th.

 

DMTN (Formerly Dalmatian) releases teaser featuring member Simon

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:09 AM PST

Dalmatian's new agency, 2Works Entertainment, released teaser photos and a video featuring member Simon.

Having parted ways with MC Mong's company back in November, the group renamed themselves as DMTN.

The group is expected to preview their new track, “Safety Zone“, at an upcoming show in Singapore with the official release in early February. While we wait to hear the song, watch Simon's teaser below to hear a snippet of what sounds like an emotional R&B song.

Check out DanielInati, and Jeesu‘s teasers if you missed them as well!

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CNBLUE’s Yonghwa reveals TVXQ’s Yunho asked him for a song

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 06:54 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa revealed that TVXQ‘s Yunho asked him for a self-composed song.

For the first time since CNBLUE’s debut, a song written and composed by Yonghwa has been used as their title track. His agency FNC Entertainment acknowledged his talent by making “I’m Sorry” the title track for their album ‘Re:Blue‘, and his song is proving its worth by ranking in the top five on various online music charts.

Yonghwa has even created songs for his juniors Juniel and AOA, and after concluding his promotions last year, he focused his attention on songwriting. Yonghwa confessed, “I felt the pain of composing for the first time.

Now that he has become an acknowledged songwriter, many artists are coming up to him and asking if they can have one of his songs. Even seniors have come up to him to ask for a song, and Yonghwa shared about that instance, explaining, “At an award ceremony last year, I met TVXQ’s Yunho, and he asked me, ‘Can you write a song that will be included in our 10-year anniversary album?’ ZE:A‘s Kwanghee has also made a similar request."

The number of people asking Yonghwa for songs has increased, and he appreciates the attention, but he is hesitant to give his songs to an artist other than CNBLUE. He explained, “I felt really good when I heard that I have been receiving many requests to write songs, but I don’t feel comfortable about participating in other artists’ albums yet.

He also shared his ambition on writing different genres, stating, “When I wrote songs for my juniors, it was fun making songs from different genres like dance and ballad. I want to create a variety of songs.

Yoo In Na cast in upcoming drama ‘The Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 06:36 AM PST

Actress Yoo In Na has been cast in the upcoming weekend drama ‘The Best Lee Soon Shin‘.

A representative from KBS stated, “Yoo In Na will be playing the second daughter, Lee Yu Shin, in the new weekend drama ‘The Best Lee Soon Shin’. There are still adjustments to be made and details to be added, but she will be appearing in the drama as long as there are no disagreements.

This will be the first time Yoo In Na will be returning to the small screen since the conclusion of tvN‘s ‘Queen Inhyun’s Man‘.

‘The Best Lee Soon Shin’ is about a mother and her youngest daughter Lee Soon Shin’s quest for happiness. Yoo In Na’s character Lee Yu Shin is the head of marketing at an outdoor clothing brand company who appears to have the perfect life, but is troubled by internal conflict.

IU and Jo Jung Suk are strong candidates to be cast as the female and male protagonists, while the role of the first daughter Lee Hye Shin will be played by Son Tae Young.

‘The Best Lee Soon Shin’ will air in March after the conclusion of ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘.

Baek Ji Young recalls the time she was chosen as ‘worst dressed’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 06:10 AM PST

On January 22nd’s airing of ‘Strong Heart‘, singer Baek Ji Young brought up the stage attire that got her chosen as “worst dressed.”

Baek Ji Young returned to the music scene in 2006 after a two-year hiatus with her hit song “I Won’t Love“. During this time, the writers of an MBC music program put much thought and effort into creating an amazing stage for her comeback.

She explained her attire for that day, saying, “I stood on a platform and the dress cascaded down. The dress was shiny, and I wore an extremely broad-brimmed green hat along with it.”

During the broadcast, Baek Ji Young had to keep bobbing her head because of the extreme weight of the hat she was wearing. It was an outfit that even made Baek Ji Young think, “This isn’t right.

Viewers commented, “It’s broccoli Baek Ji Young“, “She looks like the cabbage guru“, “Looks like a spinach pizza“, “Her stylist must have been an anti“, and more.

Moon Hee Jun reveals Huh Gak turns red whenever he sees a certain ‘Immortal Song 2′ contestant

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 05:45 AM PST

On the January 22nd broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘1 vs 100‘, Moon Hee Jun revealed he could sense when love is in the air on his program, ‘Immortal Song 2‘. He also revealed Huh Gak‘s feelings for one of the contestants.

MC Han Suk Joon asked the current ‘Immortal Song 2′ MC Moon Hee Jun, “Among the ‘Immortal Song 2′ contestants, there seems like there would be contestants who have a weird vibe around each other.”

Moon Hee Jun then gave inside information on two contestants and shared, “Mr. H really likes one person. When he sees that person, his whole body turns red. If he likes her, all he has to do is say it, but his way of handling it is on the level of an idol. I’m not sure what kind of relationship they have. If we put them together and ask, ‘Do you guys like each other?’, they separate, and it’s kind of fishy. I miss you, Huh Gak,” revealing singer Huh Gak as the secret admirer.

MC Han Suk Joon added, Kang Min Kyung, you must miss him too right.”

2AM’s Jinwoon makes a special cameo on the sitcom ‘Family’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 05:21 AM PST

On the January 23rd episode of the KBS 2TV sitcom ‘Family‘, 2AM‘s Jinwoon made a special cameo as the first love of Yuhl Hee Bong (Park Hee Bon).

The pre-released still cut from the episode shows Jinwoon resting his head on Hee Bong’s shoulder at a bus stop, re-enacting the romantic scene from the film ‘Introduction to Architecture‘.

Jinwoon melted viewers’ hearts with his sweet portrayal of a first love.

Check out a clip of his appearance below!

T-ara Soyeon, Sua, and Yoon Ee Na’s KakaoStory conversation edited?

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 04:57 AM PST

There are now reports that the recent KakaoStory conversation involving T-ara‘s Soyeon, Sua, and Yoon Ee Na was edited. Many fans are alleging that malicious netizens edited the original conversation to make Soyeon look bad due to T-ara’s bullying controversy.

One insider claimed, “I think it became a scandal because [parts of Soyeon's conversation was edited out.] The conversation wasn’t directed at any actress or celebrity. It was about an actual stitch on an acquaintance’s clothing.”

The claim echoes Core Contents Media earlier statements that "Soyeon and Soyeon's acquaintances were not speaking in regards to a specific celebrity… The topic of  'Stitch’ came about because the tiger drawing on the shirt of the brand’s logo resembled 'Stitch' the character, and since a graduate student unni Soyeon knows wears that brand of clothing every time they meet, that is why they were talking about it.”

It was also revealed that in the original KakaoStory conversation, a photo of the acquaintance in question was shared. A screenshot of the full discussion show that the “Angry Sitch” and “Old Stich” comments were not about a person but rather about the crumpled logo on the acquaintance’s t-shirt.

The insider concluded, “It seems like T-ara’s controvery last year cause hateful netizens to cause problems. I’m really upset that people are spreading rumors like this and blowing things out of proportion.”

Source: Xsportsnews via Nate

Lee Seo Jin wants to eat at Girls’ Generation’s dorm?

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 04:31 AM PST

Actor Lee Seo Jin showed his love for Girls’ Generation.

On January 22nd’s airing of ‘Moonlight Prince‘, Brave Brothers told Lee Seo Jin that he would like to become friends with him, and Lee Seo Jin replied, “I want to become friends too because you know a lot of girl groups.

MC Kang Ho Dong asked Lee Seo Jin, “Which group do you like the best?” Lee Seo Jin was hesitant in replying, and TVXQ‘s Changmin commented, “So generally, he likes young women.

Lee Seo Jin then finally answered, “I like Girls’ Generation. I want to eat at their dorm,” and Kang Ho Dong teased, “Which member do you like the best?” The actor joked back, “Stop it! This isn’t ‘Knee Drop Guru‘!

Go Eun Ah snaps beautiful pictures despite bad weather

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 04:04 AM PST

Actress Go Eun Ah shared a couple of beautiful photos.

On January 21st, she tweeted, “A day off~! I thought the weather was going to be good… but why the rain. It’s okay, though! This kind of weather can be charming,” and shared the two selcas above.

The actress must have planned a trip as she took the photos in the car. She grabbed her fans’ attention with her small face and well-defined features.

Netizens commented, “She got more beautiful“, “Innocent“, “Long straight hair looks good on you“, “She has a cat-like face“, and more.

TVXQ’s Changmin reveals his first kiss happened after he debuted

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 03:40 AM PST

TVXQ‘s Changmin discussed the details of his first kiss.

On the January 22nd episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Moonlight Prince‘, he revealed, “My first kiss was sort of late. I had it after my debut. The woman I dated was older than me.

MC Tak Jae Hoon joked, “Is she still alive?” Changmin was flustered by the joke, but laughed as he answered, “She wasn’t that old,” causing everyone else to laugh as well.

Changmin also mentioned that if he could back to his school days, he would try to date more women, but “not as many women as Brave Brothers.”

‘Moonlight Prince’ aired its first episode on the 22nd. The main panelists are Kang Ho Dong, Tak Jae Hoon, Brave Brothers, Jung Jae Hyung, and Changmin. The show brings out a guest, who chooses a book to talk about for the episode, every week.

Source: Newsen

Son Dam Bi to star in the upcoming drama ‘Play Guide’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 03:15 AM PST

Singer Son Dam Bi will be starring in the upcoming tvN drama ‘Play Guide‘.

Son Dam Bi will playing the role of a CEO of consulting agency Love Agent, which specializes in dating and helps those who are single and suffering from one-sided love to break out of their shell in the dating world.

She commented, “I plan to introduce my personal tips on dating through ‘Play Guide’. Since my role requires me to listen to others’ issues and resolve them, I will show my comfortable noona side as well as my charismatic side.”

Stay tuned for the premiere of ‘Play Guide’ on the 25th KST!

JYJ’s Jaejoong celebrates his birthday with top stars

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 02:50 AM PST

Photos taken at JYJ Jaejoong‘s birthday party have been revealed.

On January 23rd, Hong Suk Chun uploaded the pictures above onto his personal Twitter along with the messages, “Jaejoong’s birthday. All his friends came to celebrate,” and, “Had a great time with Seung HeonSuk Won, and Director Lee Jae Han.

The pictures were taken at the singer’s birthday party, and actors Hong Suk Chun, Song Seung Heon, and Jung Suk Won as well as the director of ‘71: Into the Fire‘ Lee Jae Han were present. Fans were impressed at the gathering of such famous figures.

Fans commented, “Song Seung Heon and even Jung Suk Won at his birthday party. He has amazing connections,” “Looks like you had a fun time,” and “Jaejoong must have a great personality since he has so many friends.

Jaejoong will be turning 27 (Korean age: 28) on January 26th.

Nell make their Japanese debut with ‘Slip Away’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 02:26 AM PST

Nell have officially made their debut in Japan with the release of “The Day Before“, the title track of their new 11-track Japanese album ‘Slip Away‘.

The rock band made their long-awaited comeback after a four-year hiatus with their fifth album ‘Slip Away’, which was released in Korea last April. Their comeback was called “the return of the kings.” It has been revealed that the newly repackaged Japanese version of ‘Slip Away’ will feature an acoustic version bonus track as well as a DVD of their music video.

Woolim Entertainment confirmed, “Since a while ago, there have been fans waiting for Nell’s Japanese debut, but the members aren’t being selfish about expectations. They’re planning to release their music in Japan at a slow pace with a rookie mindset.”

Renowned Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara showed his support for the band, tweeting, “A sound that resonates. There will be a lot of people in Japan who like it,” further increasing the anticipation for Nell’s Japanese debut.

Following the release of their Japanese album on the 23rd, Nell will begin their promotional activities in Japan.

Moon Geun Young falls asleep on the set of ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST

Actress Moon Geun Young fell asleep while filming SBS’Cheongdamdong Alice‘.

A photo of the actress falling asleep on set was posted to the ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ website. Moon Geun Young was lying down on one of the beds in the studio. In the first photo, she looks sleepy with her eyes only half-open. The second photo shows Moon Geun Young asleep only a few moments later, presumably tired from filming continuously almost every day.

Currently, the show has only two episodes left to go until the finale. The popular drama includes cast members Moon Geun Young, Park Si Hoo, and AOA‘s Hyejeong.

K.Will and Chakun’s “Even If I Play” ranks #1 on music charts

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 01:40 AM PST

K.Will and Chakun‘s “Even If I Play” has climbed to the top spot on music charts.

The digital single, released on the 22nd, has ranked #1 on Bugs and high on other charts such as Melon and Soribada. Chakun tweeted, “We got 1st place without even promoting it! I think I was able to get such a good result because I was with K.Will sunbae ^^ I’m working hard on the Electroboyz album that’s coming out in the first half of the year, so please show us a lot of attention.

The song is a medium tempo breakup song produced by Brave Brothers and Ddol-I Park. Even though it’s Chakun’s first time trying his hand at rapping, he has been getting great feedback.

Fans commented, “K.Will’s voice is just so amazing“, “It’s Chakun’s first time rapping, but he’s good!!!“, “Can we see you on stage if you get #1 on Melon?“, and more.

Jung Hyung Don transforms into Song Joong Ki?

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 01:20 AM PST

Comedian Jung Hyung Don transformed into actor Song Joong Ki for a recent photo shoot.

On the January 23rd episode of ‘Weekly Idol‘, MC Jung Hyung Don parodied the actor’s ‘High Cut‘ magazine spread. The comedian was given a mission to parody one of Song Joong Ki’s shoots. The pictorial he chose was one of the actor posing rather seductively on his bed with his legs bared.

Jung Hyung Don attempted to parody the particularly scandalous photo shoot, but he ended up bringing laughter to the entire studio just by getting ready.

Defconn added, “When Jung Hyung Don does it, he looks like an unemployed man,” unable to look away from the shocking scene. However, Jung Hyung Don ignored the responses and successfully completed the mission.

Jung Hyung Don had recently complained that his wife Han Yoo Ra was very fond of Song Joong Ki, making their marriage life difficult. What do you guys think about Jung Hyung Don’s shocking parody of Song Joong Ki?

Girls’ Generation themed cafe to open in time for Valentine’s Day

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST

A Girls’ Generation themed cafe will be open for 11 days around Valentine’s Day.

‘Girls’ Generation EXPRESS’ will open inside the Rabbit in the Moon cafe in Seoul from February 7~17th. The cafe will be selling items such as baked goods, kitchenware, clothes, and furniture related to Girls’ Generation.

Korean fans as well as visiting international fans are said to be highly anticipating this one-time event.