- JYJ rumored to have been approached by various Japanese record labels
- Crying Nut asks Mnet not to interfere in their lawsuit against CNBLUE
- 2PM’s Nichkhun gives a candy kiss to fans for Valentine’s Day
- Kim Tae Woo to release new album ‘T Love’
- Jooyeon reveals story of ‘Jeonwoochi’ kiss scene with Hong Jong Hyun + possible After School comeback
- KARA’s Jiyoung turns into a moon after the Lunar New Year
- SG Wannabe’s Kim Jin Ho releases his first solo album ‘Today’ + “Do You Know” MV
- TEEN TOP promotes new album using muffins?
- Rainbow’s Hyunyoung talks about her vocal chord surgery
- Superhero versions of the ‘Infinity Challenge’ cast draw attention
- Actress Han Chae Young to guest on an upcoming episode of ‘Guerilla Date’
- CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and Kim Yuna get nervous during filming of ‘Prospecs W’ CF
- Girls’ Generation’s YoonA updates fans during rehearsal for Japanese tour
- Rainbow return with “Tell Me Tell Me” on ‘M! Countdown’!
- SISTAR19 wins #1 + Performances from the February 14th episode of ‘M! Countdown’!
- EXID subunit Dasoni debut with “Goodbye” on ‘M! Countdown’!
- NU’EST make a comeback with “Hello” on ‘M! Countdown’!
- Jevice come back with “Cause of U” on “M! Countdown’!
- Two X return with “Ring Ma Bell” on ‘M! Countdown’!
- Dal Shabet members reveal Woohee’s sleeping habits on ‘Weekly Idol’
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 09:05 AM PST
JYJ is rumored to return soon to Japan.
According to the Japanese media, after they were victorious in their lawsuit with Avex, the group had been approached by various large record labels in Japan.
One Japanese media outlet stated, “Even though K-pop’s popularity in Japan has decreased, JYJ has a permanent fanbase that can make a profit.” Another reported, “Big companies are making offers, but one famous record label already seems to be a strong candidate.”
There’s also rumors that JYJ has been talking to various Japanese labels, and are carefully looking over their offers.
In January, the Japanese court ruled that Avex cannot insist on JYJ's sole management in Japan, and ordered the management company to pay JYJ's agency C-JeS Entertainment 660 million Yen ($7.3 million USD). The court also acknowledged the fact that Avex has defamed C-JeS's CEO, and as such, ruled that they also pay the CEO 1 million Yen ($11,000 USD).
Which label would you like to see JYJ sign with in Japan?
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 08:35 AM PST
The indie band had filed a lawsuit because CNBLUE previously performed Crying Nut's "Offside" on 'M!Countdown' back in 2010 and the recorded performance was later included in their DVD released in Japan. However, Mnet had stepped forward to say they would be taking responsibility for the lawsuit.
However, Crying Nut emphasized that the problem was with CNBLUE and not Mnet. Through an official press release, they commented, “We already received compensation from the broadcast station because of the wrongful broadcast, DVD reproduction, and DVD distribution. There is nothing else that the broadcast station is responsible for anymore.”
They then explained, “The problem that’s left is with CNBLUE because they deceived and misled the viewers and the Japanese DVD buyers that Crying Nut’s own AR music was their own live sound. In other words, they have to pay for the actions of stealing our musical property (copyright, neighboring copyrights). This is not something Mnet should mediate or cooperate with. We will not be covering this up. We will be taking strict measures.”
Source: My Daily
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 08:04 AM PST
Nichkhun shared the above photo on his Twitter and wrote, “Happy Valentine’s Day~ <3″.
The photo shows Nichkhun closing his eyes and puckering up with a candy kiss, showing his love for fans.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Image: Nichkhun’s Twitter
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST
Singer Kim Tae Woo will be releasing his first album in two years.
On the 20th KST, the singer is releasing ‘T Love‘, which will include five love songs with different themes. The title track “Cosmic Girl“, composed by producer team Red Rocket, has a hip hop beat with touches of funk and tells the story about meeting the perfect girl.
Kim Tae Woo also collaborated with an upcoming female singer for the song “Oppa“. He’s reported to have been involved in producing the concept and album as well. Kim Tae Woo revealed the above photo of his concept on Twitter, wishing his fans a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:03 AM PST
In an interview on the 14th, Jooyeon stated, “Though Hong Jong Hyun and I filmed alongside each other since the beginning, we both have very dry personalities, so we didn’t joke around much. When the romance [between our two characters] started, we got closer.”
She continued, “It was the first kiss scene for both of us. We filmed it at dawn when we were tired, so we wrapped up quickly. It was a scene where one of us had to take medicine. We had to portray it realistically, so we decided to use a piece of candy for filming, and filming was completed,” revealing that they’d passed candy between themselves during the scene.
“The drama didn’t have much romance, so when it was time for the kiss scene between Hong Jong Hyun and me, all the staff members looked forward to that one scene. I think the After School members were surprised too.”
In other news, After School is reported to be planning a new album release in April. Lizzy‘s tweet also has fans thinking that they’ll be making a comeback soon.
Source: Osen via Nate
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 06:35 AM PST
After the holidays were over, Jiyoung tweeted, “Good afternoon! Did you have a good holiday? I ate so well, slept so well, and spent it so well that I became a moon. kekeke.”
In the photo, Jiyoung is pulling on her cheek, showing that she thinks she gained weight over the Lunar New Year weekend. However, fans thought she looked as pretty as ever. They commented, “Are you trying to say you gained weight? What am I then..“, “If you’re a moon, the moon must be really pretty“, “You look beautiful even without makeup!“, and more.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 06:11 AM PST
It’ll be the first time since his debut 9 years ago that Kim Jin Ho has revealed a project of his own. ‘Today’ holds 10 tracks in all, including the title song “Do You Know“, which was written by the singer himself and Kwan Chal Ja. Kim Jin Ho also took part in writing “Family Portrait“. He’s planning to put on a solo concert in March.
Check out the MVs for “Do You Know” and “Family Portrait” below!
“Do You Know”
“The Road to School” feat. Davichi‘s Haeri
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 05:45 AM PST
TEEN TOP promoted their comeback with sweet muffins just in time for Valentine’s Day.
TEEN TOP shared on their me2day on the 13th, “Tomorrow is what day? It is a day for the person you love! hehe. We ‘Wanna Love’ too,” along with the set of photos below.
The photo set shows the members of TEEN TOP each holding up a muffin with icing that spells out the title of their upcoming single “I Wanna Love” in Korean.
The group has recently unveiled a MV teaser for their upcoming single "I Wanna Love”, which will be pre-released on the 15th before the album's reveal on the 25th. They will also stream their first showcase of the new year 'TEENTOP FIRST ALBUM No.1' on the 26th!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 05:21 AM PST
Hyunyoung underwent surgery for vocal chord polyps last year. She finally spoke up about the experience during Rainbow’s comeback showcase, saying, “I had vocal chord surgery last year. I couldn’t talk for a while, and I was told I couldn’t sing for over 6 months. I felt hopeless. We had to make a comeback soon, and I didn’t want to block the members, so I took really good care of my throat.”
Her voice has also changed after the surgery. The MC for the showcase noticed, “Your voice got a lot huskier,” and Hyunyoung replied, “I think it’s more charming.”
In other news, Rainbow recently made a comeback with “Tell Me Tell Me“.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:54 AM PST
Comic book versions of the ‘Infinity Challenge‘ cast members have been revealed.
Yoo Jae Suk was depicted as a grasshopper superhero who was dressed in green tights and boasted of an uncharacteristically muscular body. He even spoke in English, saying, “Welcome to the grasshopper’s world!!” Noh Hong Chul was drawn in parody of the Times magazine. It commemorates him for being the ‘ugliest’ member from the ‘Introducing my ugly friend‘ special of the show. Behind him are the runner-ups in plaques on the wall. HaHa was depicted as his Hybrid character from the ‘Infinity Company‘ special, also shown as a sort of superhero.
Check out the illustrations below!
Source: Joono’s Blog
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST
“Hongdae, the area of Korea’s youth! Interview together with the citizens,” she posted to her official Weibo. “I had a lot of fun because there were a lot of people.”
Attached to her post were the two photos below, which show the actress at the center of crowd while filming for the interview segment.
Meanwhile, Han Chae Youn is currently starring in KBS’ ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek‘ as Go Ah Ri.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:06 AM PST
CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa and figure skater Kim Yuna were recently selected as the endorsement models for sportswear brand Prospecs W and coupled up for an adorably awkward photo shoot together.
Prospecs W released a behind-the-scenes video of Yonghwa and Kim Yuna during the shoot, and the clip reveals that they may have felt a bit nervous around each other. Upon sharing eye contact, the two stars start giggling at their awkwardness. Yonghwa previously mentioned Kim Yuna as his ideal type, which made fans jealous over their pairing as a couple for the shoot.
Check out the video below!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 03:38 AM PST
The photo shared on Girls’ Generation’s official homepage shows YoonA making a cute expression and holding up a peace sign. Her bare face also left fans in awe of her glowing skin.
Netizens commented, “She is pretty even without makeup”, “Her hairstyle is in the shape of an apple”, “She’s a goddess”, and more.
Girls’ Generation has been on their seven-city ‘2013 Girls’ Generation Arena Tour‘ in Japan since February 9th.
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 03:21 AM PST
It’s been a year and 7 months since the group has promoted a single, and they’ve split their new album into two parts with the first released this past week.
Check out their comeback performance of “Golden Touch” and “Tell Me Tell Me” below!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 03:10 AM PST
Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!
Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between SISTAR19 and Baechigi, but in the end, it was SISTAR19 who clinched the win tonight with "Gone Not Around Any Longer"!
Congratulations to SISTAR19 on their 'M! Countdown' trophy!
[Next Week's Teasers]
< SHINee, Kim Tae Woo >
Performers tonight included Moon Hee Jun, Baechigi, Jang Hee Young, ALi, Nine Muses, Huh Gak, SISTAR19, MYNAME, 2YOON, and Takers.
Check out the performances below:
< Baechigi feat. Hello Venus’ Ara >
< Nine Muses >
< SISTAR19 >
< Huh Gak >
< ALi >
< 2YOON >
< MYNAME >
< Moon Hee Jun >
< Jung Hee Young >
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:45 AM PST
The duo will release their first digital single "Goodbye" on February 15th KST. As the vocalists of EXID, Solji and Hani are expected to impress fans with their singing ability and powerful voices.
Check out their debut stage below!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:34 AM PST
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:22 AM PST
The group has also released an album jacket photo, piquing interest even further. A representative revealed, "The unveiled photo shows Jevice who is making a comeback after 7 months showing off their attractive sexy charms through their album concept pictorial. The single is a ballad with a dance beat and is produced by Nam Ki Sang who worked with Girl's Day."
Watch their comeback performance below!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:11 AM PST
Two X made their debut with "Double Up" last August and have returned to greet their fans just in time for Valentine's Day. Hit producer Rado worked with Two X on their title track, which is an electronic dance song with lyrics that portray a confession of love.
Check out their comeback performance below!
Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:05 AM PST
On the February 13th broadcast of MBC Every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, Dal Shabet shared funny behind-the-scenes stories and showed off their hidden talents.
When asked which member is most difficult to wake up, Dal Shabet all pointed to Woohee. Subin revealed, “When Woohee unni sleeps, she is practically dead,” after which her and Ahyoung demonstrated the hilarious way Woohee sleeps.
Ga Eun also showed off her guitar skills for the first time by playing Kim Soo Hee‘s “Southbound Train“, and Serri and Woohee impressed the MCs with their dancing.
In other news, Ahyoung recently made her acting debut in the KBS 2TV drama ‘Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek‘. Subin is also currently busy as an MC for two new shows, MBC Music's 'Music Toktok Marbling' and tvN's 'Find the Fake'.
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