Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"AFTER SCHOOL's Virgin and Flashback To Be Released in Taiwan!" plus 24 more

"AFTER SCHOOL's Virgin and Flashback To Be Released in Taiwan!" plus 24 more


AFTER SCHOOL's Virgin and Flashback To Be Released in Taiwan!

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT


Girl group AFTER SCHOOL's Virgin and Flashback will be released in Taiwan through AVEX Taiwan. 'Virgin' will have CD+DVD special version + mini album while 'Flashback' contains Taiwan special edition CD + DVD. The albums are set to be released by the end of April.


Are you going to buy this edition of Virgin and Flashback?


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Han Jae Suk and Park Sol Mi’s wedding photos revealed

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT


Long time celebrity couple Han Jae Suk and Park Sol Mi recently revealed their wedding pictorial.

On April 17th, Park Sol Mi's management agency, Staus Entertainment, revealed wedding photos of Park Sol Mi and Han Jae Suk, who will be getting married on April 21st at the Seoul W Hotel in Gwangjin-gu.

Dressed in a white wedding dress, Park Sol Mi is kissing her husband-to-be Han Jae Suk, sitting by a window where sunlight is pouring through. The coffee cup in her hand and the antique furniture makes them look like a scene from a classic movie.

Another picture shows Han Jae Suk putting shoes on Park Sol Mi's feet, making her look like Cinderella. The sepia toned picture is a symbol of their wonderful relationship as a to-be-married couple.

an Jae Suk and Park Sol Mi are getting married in April after a three-year romance. The two actors first met on set of the 2010 KBS drama, "Merchant Kim Man Deok" and started dating since then.


JYJ to hold second ‘JYJ Membership Week’ in June

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT


After having a successful event last year, JYJ will be holding their '2013 JYJ Membership Week' this coming June.

On April 16, C-Jes Entertainment announced that from June 26 to June 30, the '2013 JYJ Membership Week' will take place at the SETEC in Gangnam district, Seoul.

"'JYJ Membership Week' is a large scale fan service event with JYJ Membership members hosted by C-Jes Entertainment. Last year's event was visited by 22,000 fans and we will be making the event even better this year", the agency stated.

President Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment said, "There will be fan meeting, exhibition and JYJ contents film for free, and there will be no merchandise sales as well. Because of the fan's big support, numerous companies wanted to sponsor the event, but we rejected them all. We just hope that many fans will be able to make special memories with JYJ.

Song Joong Ki chosen as Sprite model for two years in a row

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Actor Song Joong Ki, who made a hot issue as Sprite's main model in 2012, has been re-signed as the main model for 2013.

Last year, Song Joong Ki has swept the Korean drama and film industry with his young, casual and handsome charms. Sprite has selected the actor once again for two years in a row, and he is expected to maximize the brand's clear and fresh image

The new advertisement that will be aired this quarter is titled, "The Clean Feeling That Awakes Me." It shows Song Joong Ki looking for something that will solve his thirst, and he takes out icy Sprite with one big smile.

A representative from Coca-Cola stated, "Song Joong Ki represents young trend setters and his clean and dynamic image goes very well with Sprite's concept. It will deliver Sprite's only freshness to young trendy people who seek new things."

Ivy to make a comeback with sexy image

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 06:29 AM PDT


Singer Ivy will reclaim her reputation as a 'sexy diva' once again.

On April 17, Ivy's agency Polaris Entertainment announced, "Ivy started preparing her new album, which she will release within the first half of the year. It will contain four to five tracks and the title song will be a dance number."

Ivy previously released her mini album 'Interview Part 1' and captivated many music fans with a heartfelt ballad of her own style. The new album will be the second part and Ivy will be returning as a sexy diva with a totally new look.

A representative added, "The album is currently 60 percent done. We believe that Ivy will be proving her reputation as a 'sexy diva' once again. Wait to check out her new work."

Cho Yong Pil kicks Psy off the music charts

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT


Legend Cho Yong Pil is gearing up for a return with his 19th full length album 'Hello', and ahead of the full release, he unveiled a preview single titled, "Bounce" on April 16th. His return is bolstered by unexpected support, kicking Psy's latest hit "Gentleman" off the top position of the music charts.

The single "Bounce" topped Korea's biggest online music charts including Bugs Music, Naver Music, Olleh, Mnet and more just moments after it was released. Especially, the overwhelming support from 20s came as a surprise for most people as Cho Yong Pil enjoyed his heyday in the '70s and '80s.

Hwayoung updates fans with new selca

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT


Former T-ara member Hwayoung has updated fans with a new selca.

On April 16th, she posted the above photo on her Twitter and wrote, "Nothing special is happening, but I'm happy now. I'm studying right now!"

In the picture, Hwayoung seems to be back with her long straight hair. Her face looks much more happier and comfortable than the last time she had appeared, and fans were relieved to see that she was looking well.

Netizens commented, "Still beautiful", "You are looking great", "What are you studying?", "More beautiful", "Long time no see" and "I hope to see her back on TV!"

Busker Busker’s Kim Hyung Tae reveals Lee Hyori’s comeback MV set

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT


With Lee Hyori's much anticipated comeback inching closer, Busker Busker's Kim Hyung Tae raised expectations even more by releasing a photo from the music video set of her upcoming music video.

On April 17th, Kim Hyung Tae tweeted, "I visited Hyori senior's music video set to cheer her on! There are so many heels. keke," and attached a photo of himself standing in front of lined up heels of different colors and sizes as well as accessories.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori has delayed her album release to the last week of May. The title track has been chosen and filming for the music video has begun.

Lena Park releases MV for her remake of BoA’s “Atlantis Princess”

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT


Talented producer and songwriter Hwang Sung Jae is releasing the first project album 'Hwang Sung Jae Project Super Hero' which features great artists including BoA, TVXQ, Sung Si Kyung, Lena Park and more.

Released on April 15th, the album includes a total of ten other tracks which are all remake versions. Listed in the album is Lena Park's version of "Atlantis Princess", BoA's popular 2003 hit from her third studio album.

The music video for "Atlantis Princess" was released on April 17th featuring special appearance from actress Jeon So Min in the beautiful landscapes of Jejudo.

SHINee to promote ‘Why So Serious?’ without Jonghyun

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT


SHINee is returning with the second part of their latest album, but due to Jonghyun's accident, the group will be promoting as four members for the time being.

The group's third album was split into two parts with the first part titled 'Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You' was released in February. SHINee will soon be returning with the release of the latter half, which has been renamed to 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me'.

SM Entertainment announced that Jonghyun, who recently underwear surgery to fix his fractured nose, will be sitting out on album promotions. He was released from the hospital this weekend and plans to rest and focus on gaining his health back.

The second part of SHINee's third album will be released on April 29.

Boyfriend cancels fan meeting in Jakarta

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 03:36 AM PDT


Boyfriend announced that they have cancelled their upcoming fan meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The group is currently embarking on their 'BOYFRIEND 2013 Asia Fan Meeting', having already concluded successful shows in Singapore and China. However, Boyfriend's upcoming fan meeting in Indonesia, which originally scheduled on May 11th at Integrity Convention Center, MGK Mall in Jakarta, has been officially cancelled.

Boyfriend announced the disappointing news via official Facebook.
Dear Indonesian Bestfriends,

We regret to announce that the Jakarta Fan Meeting has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are very sorry to our Indonesian fans and also our local promoters, Entourage Entertainment and Launch Entertainment would like to extend their sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to ticketholders and fans alike.

For those of you that have already purchased tickets for the Jakarta Fan Meeting, you can contact the respective ticketing agents directly - Rajakarcis and tiket.com, for a full refund.

For more information, please contact Entourage Entertainment through their official website (www.entourage.co.id) or via their official Twitter page (www.twitter.com/Entourage_ID).

We will try our best to visit our fans in Indonesia in the near future.

Thanks for supporting BOYFRIEND and Starship Entertainment always.

FT Island releases live band practice for “Life”

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 03:19 AM PDT


Currently busy with their Asian tour, FT Island has released a live band practice clip for the fans who have been missing the group.

On April 17th, FT Island's official Youtube channel uploaded new clip of the boys having their jamming session for the song titled, "Life". The song was included in their fourth full-length album 'Five Treasure Box' which was released back in September.

Check out the clip below!

U-Kiss’ subunit uBEAT releases teaser images

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 03:07 AM PDT


Idol group U-Kiss will be debuting its first unit group, uBEAT and they just unveiled their first set of image teasers, highlighting their debut concept.

In the photos, uBEAT members Eli, AJ and Kevin look playful, dressed in chic and bright outfits and sporting fun accessories.

uBEAT will be appearing in public for the first time through 'M! Countdown' global special scheduled to be held at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan on the 25th. Their title song "Should Have Treated You Better" will be released April 22.

Huh Gak Profile

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 12:14 AM PDT


Name: Huh Gak (허각)
Birthday: November 15, 1984
Label: A Cube Entertainment
Birth Place: Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Blood Type: O
Debut year: 2010
Debut single: Always

Huh Gak is the winner of the Mnet's talent competition series 'Superstar K' 2. After winning Superstar K2, Huh Gak debuted with the single entitled, "Always" which made an 'all-kill' on various music charts. He also won many rookie awards and best solo awards.

His debut song:

Lee Jun Ki celebrates birthday with fans

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Actor Lee Jun Ki celebrated getting another year older with his fans.

On April 14th, the singer-actor held a birthday party & fan meeting at the Main Hall of Yeonsei University, and a great number of fans from many different countries attended.

Lee Jun Ki had worked hard to help prepare a lineup that would make the fans happy. Throughout the roughly 100-minute-long duration of the party, he performed tracks like "Lost Frame" and "Just One Word" as well as held cooking session to show his appreciation for his fans' support.

Lee Jun Ki shared, "Long time no see. I thought I would be deciding my next work much quicker, but now I'm here with you guys. It's great to see you all again, and let's have a lot of fun."

The meeting was hosted by comedian Hong In Gyu with special guest TV personality, Robert Holley.

Kim Hyun Joong to release new Japanese single

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a new Japanese single this coming June.

According to his agency, KeyEast, the pop-singer-and-actor is to drop his third Japanese single on June 5th. The single album will include jacket photos of 5 different concepts, and will be available in limited edition, pictorial edition, and original edition.

Kim Hyun Joong has solidified himself as one of the leading K-pop artists in the Japanese music scene with two single albums and one studio album, topping the Oricon daily singles and weekly chart for numerous times.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will be appearing on new SBS TV show 'Bare Foot Friends' which will premiere on April 21st.

Shinhwa to host ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT


Korea's longest-running idol group Shinhwa is set to show their comedic acting skills on the upcoming episode of tvN's 'SNL Korea'.

According to verifications with several staff members on April 16th, all 6 Shinhwa members will be hosting the upcoming May 4th episode of 'SNL Korea'.

Having already showcased variety of characters through their first exclusive variety program, 'Shinhwa Broadcast', the Shinhwa members will once again display their unique brand of humour to the rated-19 'SNL Korea'.

According to a staff member, "With their extensive experience, talents and abilities to bring laughter to the viewers, the Shinhwa members will be able to put up a great show. Filming for parts of the episode will begin next week."


Credit: absolut shinhwa

Kim Hyung Jun celebrates 4th anniversary as radio DJ

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Kim Hyung Jun celebrated his fourth anniversary as a radio DJ.

On April 14th, Kim Hyung Jun celebrated his 4th anniversary on SBS Power FM's 'Kim Hyung Jun's Music High'. Starting from 2009, his radio show is being aired from 2AM until 3AM everynight and it is currently the most popular radio show of the same time frame.

Being an idol group member, many young females and fans normally tuned in to Kim Hyung Jun's radio but surprisingly, a great number of males including taxi and truck drivers, gas station workers, convenient store and highway workers are listening to the show as well. Overseas fans also listen by the internet and smartphones application.

Kim Hyung Jun posted on his Twitter, "Seems like yesterday's the 1st broadcast but it's already out 4th anniversary. I feel so happy, and I just hope that many people will like my show for a long time. I hope you will enjoy future broadcasts as well. Thank you!"

SHINee’s Taemin and A Pink’s Naeun to be the next ‘We Got Married’ couple

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 09:39 PM PDT


It has been reported that SHINee's Taemin and A Pink's Son Naeun will be joining as a new couple on the MBC series, 'We Got Married'.

After the reports of Kwanghee - Sunhwa couple leaving the show, Taemin and Son Naeun will reportedly be getting married on the virtual reality program to fill the place of the previous idol couple.

According to multiple broadcast industry insiders, "They began shooting for the show on April 17 at Jeju Island in a cafe from the movie 'Architecture 101'. Neither of the two idols have dating experience, and although this isn't real, this will be their first relationship."

Taemin and Na Eun will become the youngest couple in 'We Got Married' history.

Psy’s “Gentleman” passes 100 million YouTube views

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT


International star Psy's new music video for "Gentleman" received more than 100 million views in the first four days after its release on YouTube as of April 15.

This is of course much faster than "Gangnam Style," a sleeper phenomenon that achieved 10 million hits in the 19 days since the release and recorded hundred million hit after 50 days. The video also achieved a new record for having the most views in one day as well as topping charts in over 20 countries.

"Gentleman"s rate of increase is surpassing "Gangnam Style" and now challenging to set a new record.

SISTAR shows fresh charms for ‘Plastic Island’

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT


The ladies of SISTAR displayed their fresh and bright charms in the latest photo spread for clothing brand, 'Plastic Island', getting ready for the spring and summer season.

SISTAR have been active as advertisement models of 'Plastic Island' for three years, and they showed lovely looks in a new advertisement once again. Colorfully dressed in bright prints, oversized shirt, patterned pants and skirt, they displayed their lovely charms this time, different from their fierce and sexy image on stage.


Lee Hi is a living doll for ‘Vogue Girl’

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:45 PM PDT


Talented rookie singer Lee Hi participated in a recent photoshoot with fashion magazine, 'Vogue Girl'.

The singer definitely pulls off a doll-like look with her porcelain skin, adorable and colorful dresses and a charming aura. Standing before a pink backdrop and giving blank expression, Lee Hi receives much compliments on looking like a living doll.

Meanwhile, Lee Hi recently made an explosive comeback, hitting the top of various music charts and weekly music programs with two title songs, "Its Over" and "Rose".




Juniel transforms into “pretty boy”

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:28 PM PDT


The adorable and lovely Juniel has transformed into a "pretty boy".

Recently, a photo of the singer showing a boyish look was uploaded online. Juniel is dressed up like a boy with glasses and short-cut wig and holding an invitation card for her comeback party, saying "Everyone is invited! Some cute friends of mine will be there too!"

Juniel will be holding a special party to celebrate the release of her comeback third mini album 'Fall In L'. The theme of the party will be 'Pretty boy', which is the title of her new song, and every partier is to dress up like a man.

Everyone will get a chance to participate in Juniel's comeback party by writing a short message about her new album 'Fall in L' on FNC Entertainment official website.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany releases “One Step” for ‘All About My Romance’ OST

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:15 PM PDT


Girls' Generation's Tiffany has lent her lovely voice for the soundtrack of the current SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama 'All About My Romance'!

On April 17th, Tiffany released her latest single "One Step", an emotional ballad, which highlights her sweet and powerful vocals with a full orchestra. The poignant lyrics was written by Jo Kyuman to create dramatic melody for the romantic comedy, starring Shin Hakyun and Lee Min Jung.

Check out the track below:

LYn releases MV teaser for “Even I’ve Just Loved You”

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:06 PM PDT


Singer LYn has just unveiled a music video teaser for upcoming track, "Even I've Just Loved You".

"Even I've Just Loved You" is the title song to LYn's upcoming 8th full album which will be released this coming April 26th. Last week, she released her preview track "Tonight" featuring the rap of duo BaeChigi.

The other tracks that are going to be featured on the album are "Glass Heart" featuring B2ST's Junhyung and "I Only Treated You Well."

Check out the teaser below: