Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"TVXQ Additional Concerts on Their Dome Tour" plus 24 more

"TVXQ Additional Concerts on Their Dome Tour" plus 24 more

TVXQ Additional Concerts on Their Dome Tour

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST

Group TVXQ added 4 concerts to their '5 Dome' tour schedule.

TVXQ will have their '5 Dome' tour in Japan starting on April 27th. The group to embark their tour at Saitama's Super Arena (Stadium Mode) and will also be performing at Nagoya Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome, Kyocera Dome Osaka, Tokyo Dome, and Sapporo Dome.

TVXQ is scheduled to have a total of 12 performances during the tour but it is said that the group added 4 performances, one at Nagoya Dome and Tokyo Dome and additional 2 performances at Kyocera Dome. TVXQ now has a total of 16 performances at 6 different concerts halls.

On the other hand, TVXQ is currently busy with their individual activities in Korea.

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Yoon Jong Shin to write song about Dokdo

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 07:00 AM PST

Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin is to write a song about Dokdo. Yoon and Prof. Seo Kyong Deok, an activist publicizing Korea's sovereignty to the islets, made the announcement on Twitter on February 26th.

Yoon Jong Shin was approached personally by Seo Kyong Deok, who will soon start regular classes about the islets at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, and the singer is set to promote them.

The professor tweeted, "Yoon gladly agreed to donate his talent, saying it's an honor as a songwriter to write a song about Dokdo."

Yoon Jong Shin will start work on the song in April, with a plan to make a music video featuring the islets, to which Japan maintains a dubious colonial claim.

Source: Chosun Ilbo

Park Shin Hye talks about finishing up drama ‘The Pretty Boy Next Door’

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye recently shared her thoughts with regards to the ending of the tvN's drama series 'The Pretty Boy Next Door'.

The actress said, "For the last three months, I was happy with Go Dok Mi. I learned something new and I hope you all enjoyed it too. I hope that the drama series can open many people's hearts and make them happy."

She also posted on her Twitter, "Bye Go Dok Mi"

'The Pretty Boy Next Door' ended on February 26. Park Shin Hye took on the role of Go Dok Mi, a girl isolates herself from the world after being hurt by people around her. In the last episode, she ended up in love with Enrique Geum (Yoon Si Yoon) and met a happy ending.

Son Dambi and Kahi to host new show together

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST

Son Dambi and former After School member Kahi will be hosting MBC Music Channel's new show 'Son Dambi's Beautiful Days' which will start airing on March 14.

'Son Dambi's Beautiful Days' is a show targeting women in their 20s and 30s, presenting ever-interesting lifestyle and beauty information. The show will focus a variety of topics including fashion, culture and much more.

Known to be close friends, Son Dambi and Kahi showed off perfect teamwork for the first time, surprising the staffs at the first shooting. The show will air its first episode on March 14.

SHINee reveals their ideal types

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 05:30 AM PST

SHINee, who recently made their "Dream Girl" comeback, appeared on the February 26th episode of SBS Power FM's 'Choi Hwa Jung's Power Time' and talked about their ideal type.

During the show, Choi Hwa Jung asked about SHINee's ideal types. Jonghyun revealed, "I like clever, lively and lovely girls. I also hope that she listens to me, and smile often."

Minho shared, "I like girls who are focused on the things that they are doing and that moment when she flips her hair back instinctively, is when she is most beautiful to me."

Finally, Taemin added, "I like truthful and sincere people. I don't like it when people turn totally different in different situations."

MBLAQ’s Seungho & miss A’s Fei to star in ‘Dancing With the Stars 3’

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 05:00 AM PST

MBLAQ's Seungho and miss A's Fei will be testing out their dance skills on MBC's 'Dancing With the Stars 3' which will start airing on March 15th.

In addition to the two idols, "Korea's Madonna" Kim Wan Sun, singer Kim Kyung Ho, actor Lee Jong Won, actress Nam Bora, basketball athlete Woo Ji Won, pool player Jeanette Lee and magician Lee Eun Kyul also joined the show.

Posters and various previews will soon be revealed before the third season of the show will kick off on March 15.

Wonder Girls’ Hyerim to teach English on radio

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST

With other Wonder Girls members keeping busy with individual activities, Hyerim will be getting busy herself as she will be an English teacher on EBS Radio.

Starting on February 27th, Hyerim will host the K-pop segment of EBS FM's new English radio program "English Go Go" every Wednesday. She will be teaching English through singing K-Pop phrases in English.

Having lived in Hong Kong for 14 years, the singer is fluent in four languages, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. Hyerim will be involved in translating Korean lyrics into English.

Gummy to perform “Snow Flower” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 04:03 AM PST

Singer Gummy will be making her long-awaited comeback to the music scene.

YG Entertainment announced that Gummy will perform her latest single "Snow Flower" for the first time on SBS' 'Inkigayo' on March 3rd.

"Snow Flower", which was released at noon on February 27, is the third part of the OST for 'Wind Blows in Winter'. The song was produced by Choi Kap Won and Kim Sae Jin PJ.

Byul encourages HaHa to quit smoking

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 03:30 AM PST

Byul lovingly encouraged her husband HaHa to keep his marriage pledge to not smoke.

On February 26, HaHa tweeted, "Is this stress… to quit smoking… can I do it… cigarette… I want to smoke…"

To this, Byul replied, "Honey! Dream's father!! You can do it! Be strong", expressing her full support for her husband. Still showing his cravings for cigarettes, HaHa replied back, "I am going crazy! Kuohohohoh!"

In the previous episode of MBC Music's Haha 19TV Mutiny, Byul revealed the conditions she wanted from HaHa like "quit smoking" and "reduce alcohol intake" in preparation for their parenthood.

Junhyung, Le & FeelDog reveal making of “You Got Some Nerve” MV

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 02:49 AM PST

Hitmaker producer Brave Brothers recently released the full music video for "You Got Some Nerve" and the making-of footage from the 19+ project has now been unveiled.

"You Got Some Nerve" features 3 of the most anticipated rappers including B2ST's Junhyung, EXID's LE and Big Star's FeelDog. The music has a strong hip hop sound and straightforward and profane lyrics.

Check out the video below:

PV preview for T-ara’s “Bunny Style” revealed

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 02:23 AM PST

After revealing a snippet of the choreography for T-ara's "Bunny Style", a preview of the PV has been aired on Japanese television, giving fans a more sneak peek on their upcoming single.

"Bunny Style" is a dance single about a lonely woman. The T-ara members are expected to hit Japan with another animal-themed concept, a bunny concept, to follow the cat concept it took up for Bo Peep Bo Peep in 2011.

To be released on 10 different versions, the single will be out in the market on March 20th.

Check out the preview below:

Davichi releases album jacket photos for ‘Mystic Ballad 1990’

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 02:06 AM PST

Vocal duo Davichi is set to return to the local music scene with second full length album this coming March. On February 27, Core Contents Media released the album jacket photos for 'Mystic Ballad 1990'.

'Mystic Ballad 1990' will be released on March 20th but the duo will pre-release the track "Turtle" on the 4th. The song is a medium-tempo contemporary ballad number composed by Double Side Kick, with 5dolls' Hyoyoung starring in the music video.

The full album itself will also feature songs from great number of famous songwriters including Vibe's Ryu Jae Hyun and Choi Kyu Sung.

'Ji sisters' Jisook and Jiyoung take selca together

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 01:30 AM PST

On February 27, RAINBOW's Jisook uploaded a photo on her twitter with the message, "Ji sisters met! so we took photo".

In the photo, Jisook is taking selca with KARA's Jiyoung. They show off their outstanding white skin and fresh, cute look. Not only having the same 'Ji' on their name but also have similar faces making people think that they're real sisters. 

From Jiyoung and Jisook's outfits, we can guess that the photo was taken during MBC's 'Idol Star Athletics championships' in which KARA and RAINBOW were in the same team. They're also under the same house, DSP media. This photo shows their close relationship .

Netizens commented, "They're so cute and lovely", "They're real sisters", "It's happy to see their close relationship" and so on.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Krystal and Jiyoung spotted at Sungkyunkwan University's matriculation ceremony

Posted: 27 Feb 2013 12:30 AM PST

On February 27, many photos of F(x)'s Krystal and KARA's Jiyoung attending Sungkyunkwan University's matriculation ceremony were uploaded and shared online, drew much attention.

In those photos, they appeared gorgeously and happily with their new friends. They're holding their new uniforms with bright smiles and fresh looks. They captured everyone's eyes with their youthful and outstanding beauties.

Some more photos:



Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Apink's Eunji looks cute in new photos from the filming set

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 11:30 PM PST

Apink's Eunji new photos from "That Winter, The Wind Blows" were revealed.

On February 25th, the production team of the drama released four new photos of Eunji from the filming set. She had different expression in each photo. There's a photo in which she was wearing a gray plush hat, showing her naughty look, in the other photos, she was wearing a black hat, she was also smiling towards the camera. In another photo she was posing with V sign while wearing a white earmuff on her head

According to the drama production team, even though Eunji is the youngest cast member but her cheerful personality always brings joy to everyone on the set despite filming in the cold weather.

Jung Il Woo makes his first visit in Myanmar

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST

Actor Jung Il Woo made his first visit in Myanmar!

On February 22nd, the actor visited Myanmar as a part of a promotion of a cosmetic brand that he advertises. He received a cordial welcome from enthusiastic local fans and also those who hail from neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Jung Il Woo became the first Korean star to visit Myanmar. The event was initially supposed to be a fan signing, but to commemorate the first visit, he decided to take photos with each of the specially selected audience members at Western Park Royal in Yangon.

A local official said, "Jung Il Woo is the first Korean star to visit Myanmar. It was hard to even just keep walking because of so many fans. We felt thankful for the care that Jung showed for the local fans."

YG Entertainment pushes back debut date of new girl group

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 10:30 PM PST

YG Entertainment officially confirmed that the debut of their long-awaited new girl group has been pushed back yet again.

Originally slated for a January debut, the upcoming YG group is now expected to come out with their first release after summer this year. The members who have already been confirmed for the new girl group are Kim Ji Soo and Kim Jenny.

Explaining the latest delay, YG Entertainment stated, "Due to the fact that Lee Hi, Kang Seung Yoon, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and 2NE1's album release dates have now been confirmed, the new girl group's debut had to be delayed."

On the other hand, the recruitment for the remaining members and the team name is still being kept a secret.

Lee Jin greets fans with lovely selca

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST

Singer-turned-actress Lee Jin updated her fans with a beautiful selca.

On February 26th, Lee Jin uploaded the photo above on her me2day and wrote, "It's been a long time since I last wore this much makeup."

In the photo, she is showing her flawless skin and wavy hair style while wearing a pretty smile on her face. Her unchaging beauty is also drawing many people's attention.

Lee Jin is a former member of first pop groups in Korea, Fin.K.L along with Lee Hyori. She has been focusing on her acting career and she is currently deciding on her next work.

2PM’s Taecyeon accepted to Korea University Graduate School

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:30 PM PST

JYP Entertainment recently announced that 2PM's Taecyeon has been accepted to the Department of International Studies at the prestigious Korea University's Graduate School of International Studies.

Taecyeon, who finished his undergraduate Business Administration studies in Dankook University, took the exam for Korea University Graduate School last December and was recently accepted. He received a notification of his acceptance and is considering attending the graduate school's orientation on February 27th.

In related news, Jun.K has also been accepted in a graduate program at Kyunghee University's Journalism & Communications School.

LEDApple performs “I’ll Be There For You” for ‘Music Note’

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST

Known for bringing fantastic cover song each week, LEDApple has now returned with their very own song for this week's episode of LEDApple's 'Music Note'.

On February 27th, LEDApple's Hanbyul performed the English version of "I'll Be There For You" which was recently used as the original soundtrack of the MBC drama, '7th Grade Civil Servant'. The song was first released by the group earlier this month.

The uploaded a video came with the caption, "For those who were disappointed that only an audio track was released with no videos of the LEDApple members themselves, this making film release is intended to be a special Music Note for those fans. In the days to come, Led apple will not only release "covers" but songs written by the members themselves, so please stay tuned for the upcoming 'Music Note'."

Jang Geun Suk’s Team H unveils MV for Japanese “Feel The Beat”

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:30 PM PST

After releasing the Chinese version, Jang Geun Suk's unit group Team H has now unveiled the full music video for the Japanese version of "Feel The Beat"!

"Feel The Beat" is included in Team H's latest 12-track album 'I Just Wanna Have Fun' which was released simultaneously in China and Japan on February 27th. The album also includes "What is Your Name", "Party Tonight", "Rock and Roll Tonight", "Liquor Shot", "Welcome to My World" and "Beautiful Change".

The Japanese version of "Feel The Beat" features the same music video filled with craziness as Jang Geun Suk and producer/artist Big Brother threw a huge party.

Check out the MV below:

Gummy releases “Snow Flower” for ‘Wind Blows in Winter’ OST

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:00 PM PST

Talented singer Gummy lent her voice for the soundtrack of SBS' drama, 'Wind Blows in Winter'.

On February 27th, Gummy made her return to the music scene and released her OST single titled "Snow Flower". The song was produced by Choi Kap Won and Kim Sae Jin PJ, who previously made Baek Ji Young's "Don't Forget Me" for 'IRIS'.

"Snow Flower" serves as the theme song for the romance between the characters of Cho In Sung and Song Hye Kyo.

Check out the single below:

IU reveals recording footage of Japanese track “New World”

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:45 PM PST

IU will be releasing her much anticipated Japanese mini-album 'Can You Hear Me?' in March 20th and earlier today footage of her recording for the track "New World" was revealed.

Released on February 27 through EMI's official channel, the new clip showed the talented singer in an open recording studio, singing to title track "New World".

'Can You Hear Me?' mini album will feature two songs produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, an American R&B and pop-music songwriting and record production team, as well as IU's self-composed song in which she will showcase her talent as a composer.

B2ST sings “Black Paradise” for ‘IRIS 2’ OST

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:51 PM PST

Showing support for their fellow member Yoon Doojoon, the B2ST members lent their voices for the soundtrack of KBS drama, 'IRIS 2'.

On February 27th, B2ST released its latest OST single titled, "Black Paradise" which was written by member Junhyung. The song will provide a completely different vibe, adding something more to the already dynamic action of the drama.

Check out the track below:

Updated: Music video added

INFINITE’s Woohyun and Lucia release duet track “Cactus”

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:30 PM PST

INFINITE's Woohyun has collaborated with female indie artist Lucia and released their duet track titled, "Cactus" online on February 27th.

"Cactus" is the second project from 'Re:Code' which is being planned and produced by Loen Entertainment. It features the collaboration between skillful underground artists and popular artists. The first project produced the mega-hit "Officially Missing You, Too" by Geeks and SISTAR's Soyu.

In the re-edited version of "Cactus", Woohyun's own voice mixes perfectly with Lucia's original, giving a fresh sound to the song.

Check out the single below: