Friday, February 8, 2013

"Happy Birthday to ZE:A's Junyoung #MoonLeaderDay" plus 24 more

"Happy Birthday to ZE:A's Junyoung #MoonLeaderDay" plus 24 more


Happy Birthday to ZE:A's Junyoung #MoonLeaderDay

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 07:15 AM PST




Birth Name: Moon Jun Young
Stage Name: Junyoung
Birthday: February 9, 1989
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 64 kg

T-ara performs on Anhui Spring Festival

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 06:33 AM PST


Check out T-ara's performance on Anhui Spring Festival.

The girls performed Bopeep Bopeep and Roly Poly on the show, enjoy their performance below

Cho In Sung suffers a hand injury during filming of ‘Wind Blows in Winter’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST


Just days before his new drama 'Wind Blows in Winter' hits the airwaves, actor Cho In Sung was rushed to the emergency room after suffering a hand injury during filming.

On February 7th, an official from Cho In Sung's agency revealed that the actor got injured while shooting SBS drama 'Wind Blows in Winter'. He was filming a scene in which he punches a wall when a glass object fell on his hand, resulting in a gash that required 13 stitches.

After receiving treatment, Cho In Sung showed his professionalism by quickly returning to the drama set to finish the rest of his scenes.

Fortunately, he was able to take a break on the 5th but he has to work again on the next day. Many are worried that the swelling hasn't gone down yet and are afraid it might get infected from the cold weather but Cho In Sung showed his passion towards his work.

So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah share romantic kiss in a desert

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST


So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah's romantic kiss scene was recently revealed.

On February 8th, casual clothing brand Giodano revealed still cuts from their 2013 Spring and Summer advertisement with So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah portraying a couple who fallen deeply in love.

In the advertisement, So Ji Sub shows off a handsome and manly look in a white shirt while Shin Min Ah flaunts her sexy charms in oversized shirt. Both actors are showing romantic kiss scene in the middle of a desert.

Netizens commented, "I feel so jealous", "Shin Min Ah is the most blessed person ever", "They look so happy" and "I hope they are not in love."

UEE shares her thoughts on finishing ‘Jeon Woo Chi’

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 05:00 AM PST


After School's UEE shared her thoughts about finishing her KBS 2TV's drama series 'Jeon Woo Chi'.

On February 8th, UEE posted on her personally me2day, "'Jeon Woo Chi' has finally ended ㅠㅠ Thank you for the love you showed us until the very end. It was one of my best projects that I'll never forget", and shared few photos she took with other cast and staff members.

UEE played the lead female role of Princess Hong Moo Yeon, the granddaughter of Hong Gil Dong and the love interest of Jeon Woo Chi (Cha Tae Hyun). The last episode of the series aired on February 7 and recorded a 15% viewership ratings.

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa reveals his new personal studio

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST


CNBLUE's Yonghwa revealed his new personal studio for the first time.

On February 7th, Jung Yong Hwa uploaded a photo on his Twitter and wrote, "Finally revealing my new studio! The one in my room was small, so I feel so good to have a nice room like this. See you on radio."

In the photo, Yonghwa is proudly posing in his new studio with two computers and other equipments while holding a cup of coffee in his hand.

Yonghwa showed off his talent as a singer-songwriter with CNBLUE's chart-topper title song "I'm Sorry" from their new mini album Re:BLUE.

Kim Hyun Joong to meet fans in Brazil and Peru

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 04:00 AM PST


K-pop star Kim Hyun Joong will head to Latin America later this month as his popularity continues to grow in other continents.

Kim Hyun Joong was invited to perform at the "2013 Feel Korea" Concert in Brazil to be held on the 24th February - a special concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary since Koreans have first began immigrating to the South American countries.

Following the concert, Kim Hyun Joong will then move on to Lima to hold a concert and meet his Peruvian fans. He also be holding a special fan meeting, promising to give an unforgettable event for all his fans there.

His agency stated, "Kim Hyun Joong is excited about making his first trip to Latin America. He is currently on tour in Japan, but he is also busy preparing a great program for Brazil and Peru."

Girls' Generation poses with their latest Japanese album

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 03:36 AM PST

 Girls' Generation's members reveal individual promotional photos for ther 2nd Japanese album titled "Girls and Peace".

The girls are seen posing confidently with the album while smiling brightly to the camera, whose photo is your favorite?








2PM to host NHK’s Korean Courses for two years in a row

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 03:00 AM PST


2PM will be teaching Korean to the Japanese public on TV for two years in a row.

NHK revealed on February 7th that 2PM will continue to be the faces of 'Korean Courses Through TV' for 2013. It is a program that teaches Korean through the members' simple play-acting. The group has been appearing in the show since April 2012.

It is unprecedented for one artist to participate in a program as a fix for 2 years in a row in NHK, Japanese public broadcasting. Thus, the current announcement of 2PM's participation in the program for the 2nd consecutive year not only confirmed 2PM's supreme status as the artist to represent Korea, but also demonstrated NHK's highly positive reviews on 2PM's professionalism and faithfulness.

2PM conveyed, "We are very delighted to continue "Korean Lecture Through TV" that teaches Korean to Japanese audience this year in succession to last year. We will put our best effort to prepare for the more substantial program. Thank you for the big love."


Source: JYP Entertainment

Who's the No 1 "Mama Idol"?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:50 AM PST

Girls' Generation's maknae Seohyun was selected as the No 1 "Mama Idol" on Weekly Idol.

She is known for having healthy lifestyle and care a lot about her team members, don't you think that she deserves the title?






Shinhwa releases poster for 15th anniversary concert

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 02:00 AM PST


Legendary group Shinhwa has unveiled the promotional poster for their upcoming 15th anniversary concert.

As previously announced, Shinhwa will be making their comeback this March, just in time for their 15th anniversary celebration. The group will hold two-day concert on March 16 and 17 at the Gymnastics Stadium at Seoul's Olympic Park.

In addition, the group is set to their next album after their concert. Initially scheduled for a March release, the album has been delayed for April instead for an upgraded appearance and music.

Wonder Girls' Sohee goes wild for High Cut

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 01:30 AM PST


Koreanpopular magazine HIGH CUT has just released a few pictorials featuring Wonder Girls' So Hee as a model. Her wild look and make-up attracted much attention.

In the photos, So Hee looks ethereal with subtle make-up and white lacy dress, her clear and fair complexion seem to glow against the pale blue background.

Watch her full photoshoot on the latest issue of High Cut.



Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

G-Dragon is the 1st Korean artist to hold '4 Domes Tour' in Japan

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 12:30 AM PST



On February 7th, YG Entertainment revealed, "BigBang's G-Dragon will become the first Korean soloist to hold '4 Dome Tour' in Japan".

Previously, G-Dragon told that he would start '3 Dome Tour' in Japan including Fukuoka, Seibu and Osaka. However, the number of tickets were sold within minutes, so he decided to add one more concert in Osaka, and two more in Nagoya.

G-Dragon will be meeting up with 361,000 fans, which is the highest number that a Korean singer has ever had.

On the other hand, G-Dragon will hold his solo concert on March 30th and 31st in Seoul, before flying to Japan.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Sandara & Se7en snap a photo together

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST


Se7en updated his Twitter on 7th February.

He wrote,"Thank U Dara" and shared the photo above, they are seen carving a bright smile while posing to the camera.

Fans commented,"close friendship","Sandara went to Japan to support Se7en","cute" and etc.

Meanwhile, Se7en will release his new Japanese single on 20th March, do you anticipate his comeback in Japan?

miss A's Suzy & f(x)'s Sulli uniform style, who's cuter?

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 11:30 PM PST



On February 7th, Seoul Premiere Art High school held a graduation ceremony for students who were  born in 1994.

Miss A's Suzy and f(x)'s Sulli graduation photos were revealed. In the photos, both of them are smiling brightly to the camera. They wear uniforms of the same design, showing off their innocent charm. Suzy shows off a pure look with her long straight hair, while Sulli looks more mature with her short hair.

In adidition, many idols graduated yesterday including JUNIEL, Apink' Naeun and Hayoung,EXO-K's Sehun,Girl's Day Hyeri...Suzy and Sulli didn't attend because of their busy schedules.




Gaon Chart releases rankings for January 27th – February 2nd

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 11:00 PM 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 27, 2013 – February 2, 2013]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. LeeSSang ft. The SEEYA's Eugene : "Tears"

2. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo : "Monodrama"

3. SISTAR19 : "Gone Not Around Any Longer"

4. 4men : "Hello It's Me"

5. BoA : "Disturbance"

6. BaeChiGi : "Shower of Tears"

7. CNBLUE : "I'm Sorry"

8. Ailee : "Ice Flower"

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

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


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Weekly Album Chart

1. CNBLUE : "Re:BLUE" [4th Mini Album]

2. Super Junior-M : "Break Down" [2nd Album]

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

4. MYNAME : "The 2nd Single" [2nd Single]

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

6. Lee Jun Ki : "CBC" [3rd Single]

7. TVXQ : "Catch Me – If You Wanna" [Repackaged Album]

8. Various Artists : "Les Miserables" [OST]

9. VIXX : "On And On"

10. 4men : "The True Story" [5th Album]


< Last week's rankings

Han Hye Jin funds medical care for a burn victim from Myanmar

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 10:30 PM PST


Actress Han Hye Jin has spent close to 30 million won to fund medical care for a burn victim patient from Myanmar.

An official from NAMOO actors revealed, "Han Hye Jin participates in a great number of different volunteer works, but we were unaware of this activity. She chose to donate the money in private, and kept the deed from even her agency."

It is said that Han Hye Jin recently heard that a girl from Myanmar is getting a surgery in Seoul. Medical costs were initially about 100 million won, but that figure was reduced to 30 million won and Han Hye Jin personally offered to cover the bill.

Han Hye Jin is a very faithful Christian, and she has been making a great number of volunteer works and donation. She is also currently active as an ambassador of World Vision.

NU’EST reveals MV teaser for “Hello”

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 10:19 PM PST


After much teasing, NU'EST is gearing to break out from their hiatus and released the music video teaser for upcoming title track, "Hello" featuring actress Nam Bora.

The title track "Hello" is about a man's feeling after finding out that his girlfriend was cheating on her.

NU'EST will return with a more sophisticated sound and dramatic performances with its second mini album, "Hello". It will be released on February 13, along with a special mini concert for fans.

Jang Nara transforms into cute daughter for new Chinese drama

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST


After playing a teacher in KBS2 drama 'School 2013', actress Jang Nara has transformed into bright and cute daughter for the upcoming new Chinese drama

On February 7th, Jang Nara's agency revealed behind-the-scene photos of the actress taken during the shoot for the Chinese historical drama 'A Red Palanquin'.

In the drama, Jang Nara will be playing the daughter Li Ti, who goes a series of obstacles after taking over her father's business.

Jang Nara started shooting for her role on February 3 at an outdoor set south of Hangzhou. She appeared in light blue Chinese traditional dress, and a wig. Despite the cold weather, the actress showed a great energy throughout the shoot.

Her label stated, "Jang Nara will show another great transformation. As much as the shootings are being done quicker than expectation, and it seems that she will be returning Korea sooner than planned."

CNBLUE’s ‘Re:BLUE’ tops music charts in Japan and Taiwan

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 09:30 PM PST


CNBLUE has stolen the number one spot on the Japanese and Taiwanese music charts with their fourth mini album, 'Re:BLUE'.

On February 8, FNC Entertainment revealed that CNBLUE's title track "I'm Sorry" and album 'Re:BLUE' both topped the single and album charts respectively on the Taiwan's music site 'Omusic' even before the official release in the country on February 20.

In addition to ranking at the top of album sales chart of Hot Tracks, CNBLUE topped the chart of Tower Records, the biggest music distribution company in Japan, showcasing their uprising popularity worldwide.

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung becomes the face of ‘Double M’

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST


Girls' Generation's Sooyoung has been chosen as the new endorsement model for the fashion accessory brand, 'Double M'. Known for her model-like physique, she will be promoting the brand's Spring/Summer collection for 2013.

On choosing Sooyoung as their first muse, a DOUBLE-M spokesperson stated, "We have chosen Sooyoung as the new muse after the DOUBLE-M item Sooyoung had at Wonder Girls' Sunye's wedding sold out. DOUBLE-M's brand image corresponds well with the image Sooyoung has, who has joined the line of next generation of fashionistas."


Credit: Soshified

EXID sings “Up & Down” for ‘Incarnation of Money’ OST

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 08:30 PM PST


Girl group EXID has participated in the official sountrack for SBS's new drama 'Incarnation of Money'.

On February 8th, EXID released their latest mid-tempo OST single titled, "Up & Down". This marks the group's second OST single following "Hey Girl" from MBC's previous drama, 'The Thousandth Man'.

'Incarnation of Money' is a drama based on law about money, love and passion starring actress Hwang Jung Eum and actor Kang Ji Hwan.

Check out the track below:

Boyfriend casts as main leads in Japanese film

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 08:00 PM PST


Idol group Boyfriend is taking on the Japanese big screen this summer.

A Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports confirmed on February 8th that Boyfriend will play the leads in the upcoming Japanese movie titled, 'Go Go Ike Men 5', marking their big screen debut.

'Go Go Ike Men 5' is based on a popular novel that revolves around five pretty boys who fall in love with a female student and begin the war of love.

Boyfriend will fly to Japan at the end of this month for three weeks of shooting. On casting the film, the members remarked, "We're very honored to be cast into this movie. We hope for you support."

Hyungdon & Daejun unveils “Meet Me” MV

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 07:25 PM PST


After giving fans some entertainment with previous releases, MBC's 'Weekly Idol' MCs Jung Hyung Don and Defconn have teamed up once again as Hyungdon & Daejun and released their new music video for latest single "Meet Me".

"Meet Me" will be included in the duo's upcoming mini album 'Sweet Gangster Rap Volume 1'. Hyungdon & Daejun, who has been gaining attention with comical music videos, is back to lift everyone's spirit with their new awesome piece.

Check out the MV below!

B.A.P releases MV teaser for “One Shot”

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 12:20 AM PST


Coming back with their sharp transformation from boys to men, B.A.P has unveiled the music video teaser for their upcoming title track, "One Shot"!

On February 8th, TS Entertainment unveiled the group's first dramatic music video teaser for "One Shot" which is said to have taken place in Korea and Philippines, heightening the anticipations of the fans. Similar to the previously-revealed teaser images, it seems that the boys will be returning with a charismatic and manly concept.

The mini album of the same name includes 5 tracks and will be released on February 12th. The title track "One Shot" is produced by Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. While the pre-released acoustic hip hop track "Rain Sound" featured the emotional side of the group, the next title track will showcase the powerful uniqueness of B.A.P.

Check out the teaser below!