Friday, February 22, 2013

"Second hearing held for Block B and Stardom Entertainment contract dispute case" plus 19 more

"Second hearing held for Block B and Stardom Entertainment contract dispute case" plus 19 more


Second hearing held for Block B and Stardom Entertainment contract dispute case

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 08:45 AM PST

The second hearing for Block B and Stardom Entertainment contract dispute case was held on February 22.

The two parties had their first hearing about their conflict in January, but no official details had been released about the hearing. However, information about their second hearing has been made public. Neither Block B nor a representative from Stardom Entertainment were present for the hearing, but were represented instead by their lawyers.

Block B’s side stated, “Block B has lost their trust in the label that broke the terms of the contract. They’ve filed for an injunction because if the lawsuit goes long-term, Block B will suffer from a lot of damage. The label did not carry out the profit calculations for over 20 instances that add up to the hundreds of millions (in won). They changed the date of the terms on their own and only partly made the calculations in a hurry after leader Zico submitted proof. But there are still parts that have yet to be calculated. The label has mentioned the daily report for the calculations, but it doesn’t make sense to have left it out by mistake.

They added, “The label also shifted responsibility of the costs to the parents’ of the members. The label has to pay partly for transportation, outfits, food, lessons, and make up, but the parents of the members were notified and the money was deducted from the profit. Not only so, but things such as airplane fees that the label should be responsible for was also paid for by the members. The members tried to seek out the CEO Cho PD to resolve these issues, but he did not meet with them, and in turn we then had to file for the case.

However, Stardom Entertainment had their own side of the story. They said, “Some parts of the members’ stance is far different from the truth. There are also parts that seem to be defaming our character. The label trained Block B from 2009 to 2011, and it doesn’t make sense to announce nullification of the contract without requesting rectification. They said that their pay was omitted, but there is no deposit in any of the accounts that we manage, so our side is confused as well. There are some employees who left the company and they’re the masterminds of this current situation. After they left the company, they conspired with the members to bring about this lawsuit. We have proof. They are just pretending to do this for the sake of their name, but they have planned this ever since they were working in the office.

The judge announced, “The [members] must submit more documents pertaining to the case within two weeks. In cases dealing with injunction, we actually do not accept inquired data. Submit proof that’s in another form, and we will give [Stardom] time (three weeks) to prepare material to defend against their submissions.

The final results of the hearing will be announced within three weeks.

Girls’ Generation and SHINee prove why they’re masters on stage

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 08:13 AM PST

Every time Girls’ Generation or SHINee perform on stage, they only receive praise for their tremendous stage presence.

Most of the time, these groups pull off their choreography and singing flawlessly but there are times when unforeseen things occur. When these unexpected things happen, these groups are quick on their feet, quickly assessing a situation and smoothing things over. The first example is Sunny, who had two incidents on a past “I Got A Boy” stage. First, her pink belt fell off while she was performing her solo part. Since it’s dangerous to have a loose article on stage – someone could trip and slip, Sunny quickly kicked it off the stage. But the entire process was done so naturally like it was part of the choreography that barely anyone noticed.

On the same stage, her hat was hit by Hyoyeon‘s elbow and almost fell off her head. Instead of panicking, Sunny just whipped it off her head for the headbanging part of the choreography so it wouldn’t fly off.

SHINee have also shown to be quick to react when a situation arises. During their ‘M! Countdown‘ comeback stage for “Dream Girl“, Minho‘s mic stand snapped, but he danced on as if nothing happened. As for the broken pieces on the stage, the other members expertly swept it off the stage as they danced on seamlessly, using their choreography to kick or slide the pieces off stage. During his solo part, Jonghyun slid his mic stand to Minho so the choreography could look natural.

Check out their performances below! Can you spot the mistakes?

“I Got A Boy”

“Dream Girl”

Sunny’s got some impressive reflexes on her..

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Han Chae Young makes everyone jealous on ‘Happy Together’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 07:29 AM PST

Actress Han Chae Young made everyone jealous on the set of KB2‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘.

She appeared on the February 21st broadcast with her castmates from ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek‘, Jin Goo, Park Ha Sun, Jo Hyun Jae, and SECRET‘s Sunhwa.

During the show, Han Chae Young revealed how romantic her husband is even after five years of marriage. She stated, “If I’m ever reborn, I want to marry my husband again.”

She continued, “I still feel like I’m dating my husband. After I give him a list of presents I want, he’ll buy me something from the list every now and then as a surprise. Because of my thoughtful husband, I don’t feel like a married woman even after five years.

Are you jealous?

Yoon Eun Hye goes chic and sophisticated for ‘W’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 07:11 AM PST

Yoon Eun Hye went chic and sophisticated for the magazine ‘W’.

We’re all familiar with the actress for her cute, tomboyish image that she’s shown on variety shows, but she did a complete 180 for the photo shoot and turned into a “cold city girl” instead. She put on simple makeup and accentuated only her lips, posing simply to highlight the bags from Rouge & Lounge's new spring/summer collection.

After wrapping up the drama ‘I Miss You‘, Yoon Eun Hye is said to be looking for future projects.

Check out the pictures below!

Tip: vegaspink

KARA’s Seungyeon, Lee Sang Yeob, & Hong Soo Hyun focus on their script for ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living In Love’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 06:51 AM PST

KARA‘s Seungyeon, Lee Sang Yeob, and Hong Soo Hyun were spotted at another script reading session for the upcoming SBS historical drama ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living In Love‘.

Photos from the script reading released on the 22nd prove that the three stars mean serious business. They all look pretty focused on the lines in front of them.

A staff member revealed, “[Everyone was intensely focused on their characters], especially Hong Soo Yeon, Lee Sang Yeob, and Seungyeon who were actually like In Hyun, Dong Pyung, and Sook Bin who appear in ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living In Love’. We anticipate their activities as actors and actresses.”

‘Jang Ok Jung, Living In Love’ will premiere following ‘Queen of Ambition‘ this April!

Cross Gene release PV teaser for Japanese debut single “Shooting Star”

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 06:25 AM PST

Cross Gene are making their Japanese debut with “Shooting Star“!

The group, who recently went through a member change, performed the single for the first time during a promotional event in Japan for the drama ‘Big‘. Cross Gene’s debut single album will also include the track “Solar“.

‘Shooting Star’ releases on March 13th. In the meantime, check out the PV teaser below!

2PM’s Wooyoung and Jun.K have fun in the snow in Sapporo

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST

2PM‘s Wooyoung and Jun.K took a break from their Japanese ‘Arena Tour’ to enjoy the snow.

The Sapporo concert is the last scheduled date of the arena tour, and the boys took the time to enjoy one of the things the city is famous for – snow.

Wooyoung couldn’t contain his love for the city and took two selcas with the Sapporo sky and snow with the captions: “Sapporo♥,” and “Sappooooro♥.

He then took a photo of his long shadow in the snow and wrote, “When you come to Sappoooooro, your legs get lo~ng~!! Keke.

Fellow 2PM member Jun.K took his own time to enjoy the snow. He struck a comically cool pose for the camera and tweeted, “We’re at Sapporo, the last of our arena tour. There’s a lot of snow and it’s really coldddd.

Looks like the boys are enjoying their time in the city. Hopefully, now with their arena tour done, they can finally work on the comeback that fans have been waiting for!

F.T. Island’s Hongki and Fujii Mina confirmed for ‘world version’ of ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 05:35 AM PST

It turns out F.T. Island‘s Hongki was giving his fans a huge hint when he tweeted about international marriage.

Hongki will be pairing up with Japanese actress Fujii Mina for the ‘world version’ of ‘We Got Married‘, and the new on-screen couple have already filmed for the first episode.

Fujii Mina recently starred in SBS‘ ‘King of Drama‘. She’s reported to have decided to debut in Korea because she’s a fan of K-dramas.

Sony Network and ‘We Got Married’ are working together to broadcast the world version in China, Taiwan, India, Australia, and 38 other countries. There are also plans for the show to be streamed via YouTube.

In related news, 2PM‘s Taecyeon and Taiwanese idol Wu Ying Jie (stage name Gui Guihave also been cast as a couple on the international ‘We Got Married’.

Did you expect this?

Source: TV Daily, Newsen, Star News

ZE:A’s Hyungsik pouts for his new drama ‘Nine’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 05:10 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Hyungsik is gearing up for his new dramaNine‘!

Hyungsik’s been busy filming 'Nine', a fantasy melodrama about a man traveling between the past and the present. He plays the younger version of the lead Lee Jin Wook. Fellow actor Lee Yi Kyung snapped a photo with them pouting at the camera on set and tweeted, “Sun Woo and Young Hoon are going to go beyond Nam Soon and Heung Soo (from ‘School 2013‘)! ZE:A’s Hyungsik is so nice and polite.

Hyungsik retweeted the photo with the message, “We met for the first time, but I already feel close to him. Yi Kyung hyung kekeke. Let’s succeed with ‘Nine’ together!!“.

All of ZE:A also came together to send a message of support to Hyungsik. The first episode of ‘Nine’ will air on March 11th. Check out ZE:A’s video below!

Tip: Beth

Was INFINITE L’s graduation photo edited?

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 04:46 AM PST

L‘s graduation photo has netizens wondering if it’s too good to be true.

Sure, it’s not hard to look good with great lighting, a bit of special effects, and a little editing here and there, but it’s not easy to look good in graduation photos. However, “the face” of INFINITE had no problem doing even that. L recently graduated from Daekyung University along with Sunggyu, Sungyeol, Hoya, and Dongwoo.

Of course, the other members looked great as well, but L especially shone in his graduation photo. Instead of smiling at the camera, he put on a quirky little smirk instead, giving a special treat to any fans who happen to take a look.

What do you think?

Nichkhun’s movie ‘Ouran High School Host Club’ to be released on White Day

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 04:20 AM PST

Remember in 2011 when Nichkhun was cast in the film adaptation of the popular drama, 'Ouran High School Host Club‘?

Well, the Japanese version of the movie was released last year in March, but the movie will finally be released in Korea on March 14th – White Day! Nichkhun plays the older brother of Michelle, an international student played by AKB48's Shinoda Mariko. His character is the president of Singapore's leading corporation, and he wears a a business suit for the entire film, giving 2PM fans some suit eye candy.

Nichkhun speaks in both Japanese and English in the movie, and he’s the first 2PM member to star in a Japanese film as well. The movie is very fittingly going to be released on White Day, so single Hottests can spend some time with Nichkhun if they get a little lonely.

Check out the trailer below!

Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy go camping for ‘Bean Pole’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 03:56 AM PST

Fan favorites Kim Soo Hyun and miss A‘s Suzy went camping for Bean Pole Outdoor!

The pair have collaborated once again for the outdoor brand’s 2013 spring/summer line. The two stars can be seen wearing a sporty style that suits an outdoor camp setting and complements their high-spirited energy, youthful looks, and slender figures.

A Bean Pole rep commented, “Although we have yet to publish the photo spread, our homepage has [already] been flooded with inquiries regarding the products.” He added, “We aim to sell out the line with Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy once again.

In other news, Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy’s commercial, titled ‘Urban Outdoor is Here’, will start airing on March 1st.

Don’t you love the two together?

Who does INFINITE’s Sunggyu want to partner up with on ‘We Got Married’?

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 03:30 AM PST

Ever since a slot opened up on ‘We Got Married‘, a lot of celebrities have come forward to name their ideal partner for the show.

During a recent filming for JTBC‘s ‘Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society‘, INFINITE‘s Sunggyu revealed he would like to couple up with actress Han Ye Seul if given the opportunity.

Sunggyu shared, “If I get married [on the show], I think I’ll have a good morning if I wake up to Han Ye Seul’s trademark high-pitched voice.” Sunggyu’s hopes may be dashed, however, because it’s rumored that real-life couple Jo Jung Chi and Jung In might the newest pair to move into the ‘We Got Married’ village.

Do you think they would make a cute couple? Catch this episode on the 23rd at 7:35 PM KST!

Tip: infispirit

SISTAR19 win ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + performances from February 22nd!

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 03:05 AM PST

KBS' 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, SPEED, Kim Tae Woo, and SHINee held their comeback stages.

As for the winners, SISTAR19 faced off against Baechigi for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was SISTAR19 who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Gone Not Around Any Longer".

Congratulations to SISTAR19!

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Others who performed tonight include CNBLUE, SISTAR19, Moon Hee Jun, Huh Gak, Rainbow, B.A.P, Ali, DMTN, Nine Muses, NU'EST, Phantom, MYNAME, TOXIC, VIXX, December DK, DASONI, Iconize, SPEED, and EXCITE.

Check out the performances below:

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SHINee find their “Dream Girl” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 02:38 AM PST

SHINee's back!

Their newest hit, "Dream Girl", shot to the top of real-time music charts immediately after its release. The song is the title track of SHINee's third album, which is split up into two versions: 'Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You' and 'Chapter 2. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of Me', which won't be out until April.

Check out SHINee's comeback performance of "Beautiful" and "Dream Girl" below!

Kim Tae Woo comes back with “Cosmic Girl” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 02:27 AM PST

Singer Kim Tae Woo has returned with "Cosmic Girl" after a two year hiatus!

The title track, produced by the Red Rocket team, tells the story of a guy who meets his ideal type. MBC's 'Birth of a Great Star' contestant and YouTube star Megan Lee signed with the veteran singer's agency, and she's collaborated with him for the duet titled "Oppa" on the new 'T-LOVE' album.

Check out his comeback performance below!

SPEED return with “Pain the Love of Heart” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 02:20 AM PST

SPEED have come back with "Pain, the Love of Heart" ("Pain")!

The song is produced by Brave Brothers, and the boys have once again returned with a new image to capture the hearts of their fans. This song is also part of the repackaged album for their first album 'Superior SPEED'.

Check out their performance below!

Kim Hyung Joon holds up promotional posters for his solo concert ‘THE FIRST’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 02:11 AM PST

SS501‘s Kim Hyung Joon isn’t too shy to promote his first solo concert in Korea, ‘THE FIRST‘! The idol shared his excitement by holding up posters for the upcoming concert.

His agency mentioned, “To celebrate his second anniversary since his solo debut, Kim Hyung Joon will be holding his first solo concert in Korea, ‘THE FIRST’. Since last weekend, Kim Hyung Joon posted promotional photos taken at a photo shoot, soccer field, his home, and an interview set for a 4-promo photo set.”

Fans know that Kim Hyung Joon is active as a DJ and actor, but for his solo concert, he’ll be meeting with them face-to-face as a singer.

‘THE FIRST’ will be held at the Woori Financial Art Hall in Seoul Olympic Park on March 9th at 6PM KST.

[Spoilers] 2PM’s Chansung chases down criminals on ’7th Grade Civil Servant’

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 01:45 AM PST

2PM‘s Chansung put his muscular figure to good use by kicking some butt on the February 22nd broadcast of MBC‘s ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘. The idol-turned-actor, who has been receiving nothing but compliments on his expressive acting and amazing body, impressed viewers once again with his action scenes.

On the latest episode, Chansung, who plays elite agent Gong Do Ha, turned a typical scene involving chasing down criminals into something magnificent. Gong Do Ha gave the suspects what they deserve by sliding towards them to stop them in their tracks and finishing them off with a high kick. They hit the floor before agent Gong Do Ha made the arrest.

Viewers commented, “The suspects must have been really scared”, “Look at Chansung’s charisma and eyes while arresting the criminals”, “The criminals must have felt pain”, and more.

The series airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55PM KST. Have you been keeping up with ’7th Grade Civil Servant’?

Girl’s Day’s “White Day” hits top 10 on music charts

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 01:20 AM PST

Girl’s Day gave a special treat to fans with the pre-release of their single, and the song is already popular among girls and boys who are looking forward to White Day.

According to their agency, “Girl’s Day’s new single is #8 on Melon, #4 on Bugs, #7 on Soribada, and #6 on Daum Music, and it’s also doing well on major music sites.”

Producer Nam Ki Sang, who is the genius behind Girl’s Day previous hit songs “Twinkle Twinkle“, “Hug Me Once“, and “Don’t Forget Me“, teamed up with the group again for “White Day“, which expresses the feelings of a girl who wants to receive a confession of love from the guy she has her eyes on.

The agency continued, “Girl’s Day new pre-released single ‘White Day’ is meant as a present for fans before their album comes out. We anticipate it to be a hit as a confession song among young men and women.”

In related news, Girl’s Day’s full-length album will be released on White Day, March 14th KST! Considering it’ll be their first full-length album since the group debuted three years ago, how excited are you?