Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"Kwon Sang Woo Affectionately Says, “I Want To Start Filming ‘Queen Of Ambition’ With Jung Yunho Soon”" plus 24 more

"Kwon Sang Woo Affectionately Says, “I Want To Start Filming ‘Queen Of Ambition’ With Jung Yunho Soon”" plus 24 more

Kwon Sang Woo Affectionately Says, “I Want To Start Filming ‘Queen Of Ambition’ With Jung Yunho Soon”

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST

Kwon Sang Woo showed his affection for Jung Yunho.

During the episode of SBS' 'Good Morning', footage from the press conference of SBS' Monday-Wednesday drama 'Queen of Ambition' was shown.

On this day, Jung Yunho said, "I'm happy to be participating in a great project with seniors I really like," and "It feels like a family."

Kwon Sang Woo had everyone laughing when he added, "I still haven't shot any scenes with Yunho yet, but I want to start filming with him soon. Seriously, have you ever seen this many rice wreaths in SBS?"

Meanwhile, Go Jun Hee attracted the attention of many when she commented, "I'm happy to be working with the handsome Kwon Sang Woo."

Source: [TV Daily]
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IRIS 2′ Stronger-than-expected, Anticipate BEAST's DooJoon

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

BEAST's Yoon Doojoon has amazed the production crew.

Yoon Doojoon is currently filming for KBS2 new drama,  'IRIS 2′ as an elite agent Seo HyunWoo.

Although Yoon Doojoon has yet to have much air time, but every time he shoots for the drama, his passion on the set can be seen. Representative of 'IRIS 2′ spoke to TV Daily on the 14th, "Yoon Doojoon is a sensible and clever friend. He is also a fast learner and grasps things really fast. Moreover, he's very polite" and,  "Since it was Yoon Doojoon's first challenge, many were quite worried too, but he achieved more than what the crew expected. He indeed played his role with the best shape on", they expressed.

Another representative too commented, "Because of Yoon Doojoon's passion for the production, he worked without showing any signs of tiredness and even smiled on the filming set" and, " Through 'IRIS 2′, Yoon Doojoon's new charms will be discovered and another level of his acting skills can be seen."

In previous showcase, Yoon Doojoon expressed, "'IRIS 2′ has really left a strong impression, and because of that, I feel burdened. Therefore, I'm preparing very hard in action school and on the shooting field" and, "I feel warm for BEAST members gave lots of support to me. As I think of the members, I shall work even harder, I will do the best to avoid any flaws".

Yoon Doojoon who has showcased his acting capabilities by appearing in MBC Sitcoms 'Charming by the Day', 'All My Love', drama 'A Thousand Kisses', JTBC's 'Living in CheongDamDong', movie 'Return of the Family' and more, is to hold his actor idol title through 'IRIS 2′ again.

Meanwhile, IRIS 2 will be firstly aired on February 13th.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty
Source: TV Daily

JYJ’s Jaejoong releases “Mine” MV

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:21 AM PST

After much teasing, JYJ's Jaejoong finally unveiled the full music video for his solo debut title track, "Mine"!

"Mine" was produced by Kim Ba Da of the legendary rock band Sinawe and features a heavy sound in the rock genre. A large-scale music video has also been produced to match with the lyrics, bringing in live snakes, crows and owls, top of the line video cameras and more.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, Jaejoong's first solo mini album will contain various rock genre songs and will able to showcase his husky and high notes that haven't seen during JYJ's activities.

BTOB MinHyuk, Top of the Love Food Chain, ‘Captured 2 Girls’ hearts’

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

Group BTOB's member Lee MinHyuk has risen as the top of the love food chain.

On the broadcast of The Romantic and Idol, MinHyuk has dominated the suspenseful 5-angled love line.

On today's broadcast, G.NA has shown feelings for JongHoon, Jonghoon for Yewon, Yewon for MinHyuk, and Yang JiWon too, for MinHyuk. Meanwhile, MinHyuk himself has shown attention towards Yewon and Yang Jiwon.

In particular, MinHyuk and Yewon who paired up during the necklace shuffle, have shown comfortable skinships during their date. Meanwhile, JongHoon was seen in a jealousy mode, further adding to the suspense.

On the other hand, G.NA who had feelings for JongHoon, fell into a state of confusion as she sees Jonghoon's proactive behavior towards Yewon. Yang Jiwon who had chosen MinHyuk in the mid-selection has caused yet another situation.

Netizens commented, "MinHyuk is truly the winner", "Capturing the hearts of Yewon and Jiwon, he's indeed the love knight here", "G.NA must be feeling hurt", and various more reactions.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty
Source: Asia Today

Byul transforms into Kungfu Panda

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST

Despite being married, singer Byul displayed her adorable charms.

On January 15, Byul shared the picture above on her Twitter and wrote, "Wearing Kungfu Panda jumper that my husband (HaHa) bought me at Itaewon. Trying hard to make my face look as small as possible."

In the picture is Byul who is wearing a panda-designed hoodie jumper and smiling adorable at the camera. Her cute look is particularly drawing many people's attention despite being a 31 year old married woman.

Netizens commented, "She's so lovely", "I'd love to have one, too" and "HaHa loves her so much."

Meanwhile, Byul and HaHa tied the knot in November of last year at the 63 Building in Seoul.

G-Dragon gifts Lady Gaga’s stylist with a new song

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

Nicola Formichetti, who is well-known as Lady Gaga's stylist, has revealed that Big Bang's G-Dragon lent a helping hand by giving him a song.

On January 15, Nicola Formichetti posted on his Twitter, "Coolest Asian dragon is making music for my show on Wednesday." Then on January 16, he announced, "Mugler men's fashion show tomorrow! Music by G-Dragon."

YG Entertainment confirmed that G-Dragon gave a new song to Formichetti as a gift for his new fashion show. Formichetti has previously revealed that he's a huge fan of 2NE1 and Big Bang and eventually got to know them on a personal level. G-Dragon made a song for Formichetti for their good friendship.

A representative added, "As it is a song that will be used overseas, it has been completed with English lyrics. It's created in G-Dragon's style, but there are currently no plans to include the song in G-Dragon or Big Bang's album."

SPEED to donate all profits from first album

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

SPEED has decided to donate all the profits from their upcoming first album.

On January 16, Core Contents Media revealed that all the profits from SPEED's debut album will be donated to the organization affiliated with the 5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement.

A representative stated, "We're glad to make a donation regardless of how much profit we earn if we can offer some comfort to those who lived in pain through the incident. The members of SPEED decided to make a donation at a meeting on January 14."

SPEED has been receiving positive response with their music video movie for "Sad Promise" and "It's Over" which were shot with the setting of May 18 Gwangju Uprising that took place in 1980.

Meanwhile, SPEED will perform their debut stage starting on 'M! Countdown' on January 17th.

‘IRIS 2’ cast suits up in black

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST

KBS' highly-anticipated series 'IRIS 2' has released another teaser still featuring the cast members in their black suits.

Six of the main cast characters are shown on the picture including Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, Yoon Doojoon, Oh Yeon Seo and Lim Soo Hyang, all looking very stylish in their black fashion.

A sequel to the smash hit drama, which originally starred Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee, 'IRIS 2' is about the war between NSS and IRIS around the world and will premiere on KBS on February 13.

2PM Jun.K’s fans donate to Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation for his birthday

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST

2PM Jun.K's fans made a charitable donation to mark the singer's recent birthday.

A representative revealed that Jun.K's fanclub 'With JUN.K' has donated 3,000,000 won to Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation (KCLF) for the two child leukemia patients under Jun.K's real name, Kim Min Jun.

In addition, the fanclub gifted them with windbreakers in order to keep them warm in this cold weather. It is said that the donated funds will be able to support the medical cost of two sick children.

The fanclub also received certificates to commemorate their donations.

So Ji Sub suggested a kiss scene of Yoo Seung Ho and Park Shin Hye for his MV

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST

Actor So Ji Sub suggested a kiss scene between Yoo Seung Ho and Park Shin Hye for his upcoming music video.

On January 16, Mnet's 'Music Triangle' will air a few behind the scenes cuts from So Ji Sub's upcoming music video, for which actor will be debuting as a rapper.

So Ji Sub is the first to participate in Mnet's 'Collabo One', a new project that invites entertainers who aren't singers to participate in a collaboration with other musicians. The actor will release an album later this month and some of production processes will be revealed on 'Music Triangle'.

In the music video, So Ji Sub plays himself in his 30s while Yoo plays the same man ias the same man in the 20s. Park Shin Hye will be casting as a female celebrity who gets loved by the two men. A kissing scene between Yoo Seung Ho and Park Shin Hye from the music video will be aired during the BTS video.

The kiss scene was suggested by So Ji Sub himself. According to a staff, the kiss scene was originally just a hug scene but So Ji Sub suggested changing it to make the video more sensitive.

miss A’s Suzy shows off her drawing skills

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST

miss A's Suzy is showing off her drawing skills yet again, proving she's more than just a pretty face.

On January 16, Suzy shared the photo above on her Twitter and wrote in English, "Is that graffiti right?"

In the photo, Suzy proudly holds up the portrait she drew herself, while closing her eyes and posing for the camera in an adorable manner. The idol, who once revealed that her childhood dream was to become an artists, once again impressed the public with her artistic talents.

Netizens commented, "Wow, that is real graffiti" "Did she paint that?" and "She is a good painter."

TVXQ to release new Japanese album in March

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST

Just after the release of its new Japanese single 'Catch Me -If You Wanna' on January 16th, the duo of TVXQ revealed that they are planning to release a new album in Japan this coming March.

TVXQ will release their new album 'TIME' on March 6th, marking the duo's first album release in one and a half year since fifth Japanese studio album 'TONE'. The album will be available in three differen versions; whereas Versions A and B will both come with an additional DVD, while Version C is a CD-only release.

The limited edition for all the versions will come with one random jacket-sized card out of six unique designs. Full tracklist and other details will be revealed at a later date.

FNC Family triumphs at the Golden Disk Awards

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 02:30 AM PST

FNC Entertainment artists triumphed by securing five awards at the Golden Disk Awards.

On January 15th, the first day of the 27th annual Golden Disk Awards was held at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and FNC Entertainment's CNBLUE, FT Island and Juniel won five awards.

Both CNBLUE and FT Island were recognized for their albums 'Ear Fun' and 'Grown Up' respectively and took home Disk Bonsang Awards. Juniel, who was also recognized for her debut album 'My First June', won the Rookie Award.

In addition, CNBLUE won the Malaysia's Most Favorite Star Award, and president Han Sung Ho of FNC Entertainment received the Best Producer Award.

Celebrating the label's achievement, CNBLUE's Yonghwa tweeted, "We are very happy that our FNC family won some great awards. It's all thank to your love and support. And, thank you so much for the support that you showed for our new song, 'I'm Sorry'."

Check out the full list of awards for the first day here.

Source: StarN News

Jaejoong is spotted everywhere in Seoul

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 01:25 AM PST

Kim Jae Joong's new released song "One Kiss" quickly climbed to No. 1 itunes charts in nine countriesincluding JapanSingaporeTaiwan... Over 16,000 tickets for his concert "Your, My and Mine" were also quickly sold out in two minutes!

Cjes Entertainment has made the hype campaign in preparation for the release of Kim Jae Joong's album by promoting with posters on wrapping bus running along the city and the large panel of big buildings. Moreover, his image was also promoted on electronic boards and popular websites such as Naver, Daum.

In particular, the wrapping bus running along the main road of SijakGangnam,MyungdongCoex... made fans so excited. They commented, "I see Jae Joong oppa everywhere, on the way to schoolbookstores,...""Now, everywhere inSeoul I can see Kim Jae Joong ! It is daebak", etc.

On the other hand, Kim Jae Joong will hold a solo concert on January 2627, atKINTEXIlsan and is expected to perform the song "Though I loved you" by KimKwang Suk.

Source: bnt news
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Shin Se Kyung expressed her anger,"Fiction is not fun"

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST

Actress Shin Se Kyung expressed anger over rumors about her.

On January 12th, Shin Se Kyung tweeted ,"Fiction is not fun". A friend of her replied to her tweet,"I know what you mean,but don't worry, there are always a lot of hateful people in this world". Shin Se Kyung then tweeted replying to her friend,"There's something you can only on the internet. I was very unhappy, what should I do? Today is the broadcast of 'Cheongdam-dong Alice', I should watch the drama and forget about the bad things"

Netizens commented ,"Rumor is always the problem","Don't listen to the things you don't want to hear","This is the prize for being a celebrity" and so on

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Go Eun Ah denied her relationship with MBLAQ's Mir,"He is my brother"

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST

Actress Go Eun Ah made an appearance on MBC's newest talk show "Talk Club Actors" and shared her opinion about her relationship with her younger brother,MBLAQ's Mir.

Go Eun Ah said,"The public may see Mir as a star but to me, he's just a little brother". She also said she liked to show affection to her brother. However, the public seems to have misunderstood.

She said that people seem to see her as Mir's girlfriend rather than Mir's sister. She also mentioned that she's now afraid to take picture with her brother cause it may create another rumour again.

The rumour between her and Mir started when she starred in MNET's "Scandals", she showed her affection to Mir by kissing him on the lips

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Song Ji Hyo spotted on a subway train for ‘Running Man’

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST

Actress Song Ji Hyo was recently spotted on a subway train.

Pictures of the actress were posted on an online community bulletin with the title "Song Ji Hyo in the subway."

In the pictures, Song Ji Hyo is wearing a white and black hanbok. She is dressed as Yu Gwan Sun, a student and organizer planning a demonstration against the Japanese colonial rule of Korea. The actress seems to be in the middle of filming for the TV program, 'Running Man'.

Netizens commented, "What episode of 'Running Man' is this?", "I want to see her in person" and more.

Super Junior wins 3 awards at the Golden Disk Awards

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

Super Junior took home the grand prize for the third time at 27th Golden Disk Awards.

On January 15th, the first day of the 27th annual Golden Disk Awards was held at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Super Junior took home three awards.

Super Junior was recognized for the achievements that they made with sixth full-length album 'Sexy, Free & Single', and won the grand prize 'Disk Daesang' as well as 'Disk Bonsang' and 'MSN South East Asia Award'.

The members remarked, "We are standing here all because of your love. We'd like to share this honor with our fans, managers, Mr. Lee Soo Man, and president Kim Young Min. We'd also like to share this honor with Leeteuk, who could not make here because of military service."

Check out the full list of awards for the first day here.

Nine Muses release teaser photos from MV set

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 09:46 PM PST

Girl group Nine Muses will be making a comeback later this month. The group released two teaser photos from their music video set, giving fans a peek of their next concept.

On January 16, Nine Muses official Twitter posted teaser photos and wrote, "Revealing spoilers from the MV set of 9MUSES' 'Dolls' to be released on January 24th, 2013!"

Nine Muses will return with new single "Dolls", marking their first official release in 10 months since "Ticket". "Dolls" was the work of hit producing team, Sweetune.

VIXX discards albums due to negative feedback

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST

VIXX has decided to discard the group's third single album over the issues surrounding its jacket image.

On January 16th, Jellyfish Entertainment stated, "Many people told that VIXX's new album jacket is too grotesque, so we decided to discard the first copies of the album, and reproduce the album with a different jacket image."

VIXX previously released its new teasers for its upcoming third single album, "On and On" and shocked many fans with a concept that rather gave negative impressions to them. Since then, agency ended up receiving so many complaint calls from fans.

Jellyfish Entertainment decided to respect fans' opinions and reprint new albums with a new image. Despite the time issues, the agency stressed, "We will do our best to present a much better album with no delays in the album's release."

Source: StarN News

Girls’ Generation hopes to ape Psy’s success with new song

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 09:02 PM PST

Can Girls' Generation follow in the oversized footsteps of Psy?

Girls' Generation's latest song "I Got a Boy," which was released at the beginning of the year, is already proving a hit. As the music video is being viewed on YouTube at a faster pace than "Gangnam Style," some expect the song to ape the success of Psy's viral hit.

"I Got a Boy" has met with a mixed reception from local fans because it is so different from the band's previous songs, which revolved around an addictive and repetitive chorus. Although the song can be considered as electronic dance music, even the band's hardcore fans say it is quite a departure from the norm as it mixes various musical genres including hip-hop.

"Foreign fans are more interested in the song partly because it has broken out of the typical K-pop mould," said popular music critic Song Ki-chul.

SM Entertainment, the band's agency, said, "We expected local fans to say that the song feels a little strange to them, but we wanted to try various new avenues as we regard the song as a cornerstone to enter the U.S. market."

As the song targets the global market, the composers consist of people from four different countries. Including SM Entertainment's producer and director Yoo Young-jin, British, Norwegian and Swedish songwriters participated in writing it.

Experts say the band stands to benefit as Psy has already paved the way and laid a strong framework by meeting famous producer Scooter Braun and engaging in various promotional activities in the U.S. Going down a similar road, the girls plan to release a new album via Interscope Records, a major label in the U.S., this year.

"We are preparing a number of new songs for Girls' Generation's new album, including an English version of 'I Got a Boy,' and they will travel back and forth between the U.S. and Korea," the agency said.

"The music video for 'I Got a Boy' is a feast for the eyes, much like 'Gangnam Style' was, due to the dynamic choreography," said music critic Kim Zakka. "Close cooperation between SM and Interscope will play an important role in its success."

Source: Chosun Ilbo

JYJ’s Junsu chosen as the most popular foreign artist in China

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST

JYJ's Kim Junsu has been chosen as the most popular foreign artist in China.

Kim Junsu topped the ranking of "Most Popular Foreign Singer" compiled by the entertainment program "Top Chinese Music" on the Beijing TV network. World star Justin Bieber and Madonna ranked at the second and eighth place respectively.

While part of Junsu's success was attributed to his single "Thank U For" which was released over Christmas, the TV show added, "Looking at his popularity that has been continued from the past, such a result is not surprising at all with significant achievements that he made through his musical castings and concerts."

Junsu's popularity was particularly great in China during 2012. Music videos of his first solo title track, "TARANTALLEGRA" and single "UNCOMMITTED", topped in a monthly chart of 'Yin Yue Tai', which is the biggest music video streaming web in China.

Source: StarN News

5dolls’ Hyoyoung is a goddess in wedding dress

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST

5dolls' Hyoyoung displayed her stunning beauty in a wedding dress.

On January 14, Hyoyoung uploaded a lovely photo of herself on her Twitter with the caption, "21 years old. I am a real adult now?"

In the photos, Hyoyoung is seen in an elegant tube top wedding dress while smiling sweetly with a cake. She shows a feminine side to herself in contrary to her easy-going and tomboy character in the drama 'School 2013'.

Netizens commented, "Is that really Hyoyoung?" "I almost didn't recognize her," "She looks so different in a dress" and more.

New girl group BPPOP releases “Today” MV

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:43 PM PST

Taking up their first step to the music scene, new girl group BPPOP unveiled the full music video for their debut track "Today". The group's title track is a cheerful upbeat pop song that will show off their cute charms.

BPPOP is five-member girl group made up of Seeyoo, Yoojin, InKyung, Jane and Myunji. The group's debut single album enlisted the help of top musicians, who have worked with Epik High and Dynamic Duo.

Check out the MV below!

So Ji Sub pre-releases “Field Trip” feat. Younha

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:20 PM PST

So Ji Sub pre-released the track "Field Trip" from his upcoming mini album 'Six O' Clock… Playground'.

"Field Trip" features singer Younha's vocals and So Ji Sub's emotional rap. The preview track sings about a man who has fallen in love and a woman who has to say goodbye to her lover.

The actor plans to release his first album in 10 months since his previous 'Corona Borealis' album. Titled 'Six O' Clock… Playground', the mini album consists of four tracks and will be released in late January.

Check out the track below!