- Attractive Kim Jaejoong in Japanese Magazine “BODA”
- G-Dragon releases music video for “MichiGO”
- Yoo Jae Suk & Shin Bora chosen as most popular comedians
- Lee Seung Gi shows amazing actions despite injury
- Psy failed to make it into ‘TIME 100’
- YG will not appeal against KBS decision to ban Psy’s “Gentleman” MV
- Super Junior’s Ryeowook holds surprise free hug event
- CNBLUE adds Melbourne to their ongoing world tour
- 4minute releases video teaser featuring ‘Gag Concert’ comedians
- SHINee to releases music video teaser on April 22
- 130419 K.Will wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances
- Miss A's Suzy earns billions won from CFs
- ZE:A5 says goodbye with “The Day We Broke Up” on ‘Music Bank’
- Gavy NJ is back with “Farewell Cinema” on ‘Music Bank’
- Geeks asks “How Are You” on ‘Music Bank’
- C-CLOWN returns with “Shaking Heart” on ‘Music Bank’
- D-Unit follows up with “Thank You” on ‘Music Bank’
- miss A's Suzy graces Cosmopolitan Magazine
- Juniel invites CNBLUE and FT Island to her comeback party
- Super Junior’s Sungmin to star in ‘Jack the Ripper’ for 3 years in a row
- SISTAR’s Hyorin and Soyu volunteer in Liberia
- Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk cast for film ‘No Breathing’
- Second season of ‘Reply 1997’ to air in September
- KARA wins Most Popular International Group Award in China
- 4minute releases album jacket photos for comeback album
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT
JYJ's Kim Jaejoong is featured in Japanese magazine, BODA.
He shows an atrocious image in the cover photo of the magazine and some photos during his 'Your, My and Mine' concert and 'The Return of JYJ' concert are also included in the magazine. As soon as it was released, it topped the Best Seller Magazine on Amazon Japan.
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Posted: 19 Apr 2013 08:04 AM PDT
Big Bang's G-Dragon has just released the music video for his latest solo single, "MichiGO"!
YG Entertainment stated, "G-Dragon's 'MichiGO' will not be released on any music website in Korea neither in other countries. It was planned to be shown only during world tour and 'LINE', but since many fans asked for it, we decided to show the music video."
Check out the MV below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Yoo Jae Suk and Shin Bora have been chosen as the most popular comedians.
Research firm Leespiar conducted a poll asking 1,332 men and women 13-64 years old across Korea about the most popular stars. The nation's MC, Yoo Jae Suk, came in first in the men's category with 42.3%. Kim Jun Hyun was in second with 13.4%. Huh Kyung Hwan, Kang Ho Dong, Lee Kyung Kyu, Kim Byung Man, Lee Soo Geun, Kim Jun Ho, Shin Dong Yup, and Kim Gi Ri also ranked high on the list.
As for the women, Shin Bora dominated with 27% of the votes, followed by Park Mi Sun with 21.7%. Shin Bong Sun, Park Ji Sun and more were next in line.
The same survey yielded results stating Cho In Sung and Song Hye Gyo, both co-starring in the drama 'Wind Blows In The Winter', as the most popular actor and actress. The most popular artists were picked as Lee Seung Gi and Girls' Generation.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT
Actor Lee Seung Gi is working hard despite of injury to show lively action acting in his latest MBC drama series, 'Book of Goo Family'.
In the third and fourth episodes of the drama which previously aired, Lee Seung Gi managed to put perfect action scenes, jumping off roofs, fighting many men. When there are dangerous action scenes, injuries are inevitable.
Lee Seung Gi suffered from a painful cut on the back of his hand while fighting with the assassins during an action scene for episode four. However, after putting on first aids, the actor immediately moved on to the next scene, showing his passion toward the drama.
Producer Park Tae Young said, "Lee Seung Gi always surprises staffs by managing many dangerous actions scenes. He is devoting himself in the drama, and the viewers will be able to enjoy the drama even better."
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT
World sensation Psy did not make it into 'TIME 100'.
On April 18, the final list of candidates for Time Magazine's yearly poll 'The 100 Most Influential People in the World' were revealed, but Psy's name was not listed. Psy did well in terms of online votes, placing 7th out of the 151 candidates, but after the editors' careful viewing, he did not make it onto the list.
Instead, president Park Geun Hye and Kwon Oh Hyun, who is the second chairman of Samsung Electronics, made it into the top 100 list. In addition, Scooter Braun, who is Psy's manager in America, was ranked in the list as well.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT
Despite its overwhelming success, Psy's music video for "Gentleman" has been ruled by the local television station KBS unfit for broadcast. However, YG Entertainment announced that it will not be appealing against its decision.
YG Entertainment expressed, "We expected this kind of ruling so we don't expect that a repeal will have any significance." They added, "We accept their decision, and we are cool with it. There's nothing else we can do at this point, and we will not file an appeal."
Due to scenes that portray the damage to public property, Psy's music video for "Gentleman" was deemed unsuitable for broadcast.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT
Celebrating 500 his days, Super Junior's Ryeowook hold a surprise free hug event.
On April 17, Ryeowook celebrated his 500th day anniversary as DJ of KBS Cool FM's 'Super Junior's Kiss the Radio'. During the broadcast, he said, "I'm going to have a free hug event with those who visited open studio."
At the end of the day's recording, Ryeowook kept his words and gave free hugs to every listeners who came to broadcast station to watch 'Super Junior's Kiss the Radio' at the open studio. It is said that about 50 fans waited for the idol until the broadcast ended.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT
CNBLUE has added Melbourne to their world tour itinerary.
The group is embarking on their first-ever world tour '2013 CNBLUE Blue Moon World Tour' having finished successful shows in Singapore and Taiwan. The tickets for the shows were all sold out much earlier, proving the group's rising popularity overseas.
In addition, due to high demand and the success of ticket sales for the scheduled Sydney concert, CNBLUE has decided to add one more stop on their world tour and has announced they also want to go to Melbourne.
The group will be meeting more Australian Boices with another concert at the Festival Hall, Melbourne on May 31, 2013. Further details regarding Melbourne concert will be announced soon.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 04:55 AM PDT
4minute has returned to reveal more teasers for upcoming comeback, and this time, a new video clip starring the comedians of 'Gag Concert'.
On April 19, Cube Entertainment uploaded new video starring the comedians of 'Gag Concert', in which they're asked "What's Your Name?", hinting at the title of the group's upcoming album.
For its upcoming album, 4minute will be working with Brave Brothers for the first time ever. Its upcoming promotional single titled "What's Your Name?" will be in the "fantasy hip-hop" genre.
The album is set to be released on April 25.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 04:21 AM PDT
SHINee will be promoting its next single to follow "Dream Girl", titled "Why So Serious".
"Why So Serious" is the group's next promotional single off of the second part to their third album, 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me'. The album will be released online on April 26th, while the offline album will be available on the 29th.
A teaser for the music video of the single will also be released on April 22nd, through SHINee's official webpage, the SMTOWN YouTube channel, and official LINE account. The song is said to be a strong rock/dance track that will be accompanied by SHINee's charms.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment announced that Jonghyun, who recently underwear surgery to fix his fractured nose, will be sitting out on album promotions.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 03:51 AM PDT
KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!
The April 19th episode of the show features comeback performances from vocal trio Gavy NJ and groups C-CLOWN and Geeks. Rookie group D-Unit also returned tonight with their follow-up single, "Thank You" while ZE:A5 kicked off goodbye stage for "The Day We Broke Up".
Other performers tonight included OFFROAD, Hong Jin Young, Chang Kiha & Faces, Seo In Guk, Jay Park, DELIGHT, M.I.B, BTOB, Gil9 & Bong9, Ladies' Code, K.Will, Electroboyz, Davichi, Girl's Day and INFINITE.
And for the highlight of the show, K.Will won on this week's chart with his latest title track, "Love Blossom"!
Hong Jin Young
Chang Kiha & Faces
Seo In Guk
Gil9 & Bong9
Watch tonight's comeback/goodbye stages below:
Gavy NJ - "Farewell Cinema"
C-CLOWN - "Shaking Heart"
D-Unit - "Thank You"
Geeks - "How Are You"
ZE:A5 - "The Day We Broke Up"
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 03:44 AM PDT
Miss A's member Bae Suzy has joined the top CF stars owning 10 billion Korean won from endorsements.
Debuted as a member of Miss A in 2010, Suzy received her first advertising offer inFebruary, 2012. According to recent statistics of Korean media, after more than a year,Suzy has signed contracts with 22 different brands, equivalent to 10 billion won (8.9million USD).
With this huge figure, Suzy became the most favorite idol for endorsement among K-pop girl groups, and she also had the most CF deals among idols. With 600 million won ($ 540,000) for each contract, this figure is equivalent to SNSD's YoonA and actressJeon Ji Hyun, Song Hye Kyo. Though the seniors are paid higher than Suzy, their numbers of CFs are not as many as Suzy.
A representative of advertising company said, "The idol is normally idol but Suzy canexpand in the field of acting. Because she is both an idol and actress, she has the bestcondition to become a CF star. Most of our customers are in their 30s and 40s so the presence of Suzy is a difference. Among Kpop idol world, SNSD or Suzy is the most favorite selection".
A marketing professor added, "Many idols got bad rumors after debut, but Suzy has a clean image and has few antifans. Her natural and innocent look is also her advantage".
Suzy is also predicted to surpass Song Hye Kyo in the near future.
Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 03:38 AM PDT
ZE:A's first subunit ZE:A5 will be concluding its activities for the Korean debut mini album 'Voulez-Vous' and they just have their goodbye stage for "The Day We Broke Up" on tonight's 'Music Bank'.
In contrast to ZE:A's powerful performances, ZE:A5 appealed to the audience with lighter sounds and dandier looks. Although the promotions only lasted about four weeks, the unit succeeded in showing a different side to the group.
According to Star Empire Entertainment, ZE:A will return to the 9-member group to prepare a comeback as a whole.
Check out their goodbye stage below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 03:12 AM PDT
The three songbirds of Gavy NJ will start their first promotion this year with their latest track "Farewell Cinema". Following the official release earlier today, the trio kicked off their comeback promotions on tonight's 'Music Bank'.
"Farewell Cinema" is a new ballad number that expresses the feelings of a woman when she must say farewell to her lover. Armed with perfect vocal skills, the group captures the heartache with their sorrowful voices, which beautifully blends with a minor swing track.
Check out their performance below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 03:09 AM PDT
The duo Geeks has returned on this week's episode of 'Music Bank', performing their latest hit single, "How Are You" for the first time.
"How Are You" is a preview track for the group's upcoming first full length album which will be released later this month. The song features the duo's characteristic rhythmical rap along with the harmonica sounds by Harim.
Geeks made its debut in 2011 with "Officially Missing You" and gained recognition with various hits including the collaborative single with SISTAR's Soyou, "Officially Missing You, Too", which dominated the music charts.
Check out their performance below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 02:58 AM PDT
C-CLOWN is getting ready to shake CROWNs' hearts with the release of their third mini-album, 'Shaking Heart' on April 18th. Going straight with promotions, the boys kicked off their comeback stage on this week's 'Music Bank'.
The mini album's lead track, which also titled "Shaking Heart", showcases a more mature side of the C-CLOWN members through the music and performance. The group transformed into charismatic gentlemen, looking quite sexy and sleek in their suits and energetic performance.
Check out their comeback stage below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 02:54 AM PDT
D-Unit plans to continue their active performance with their follow-up track "Thank You" featuring rapper Beenzino. The group has returned to the 'Music Bank' stage and showed off their feminine side.
"Thank You" was written by Block B's Zico, who also worked with the group's "Talk To My Face". Shedding off their boyish looks, D-Unit members reveal their inner feminine and girly side with their new single.
Check out their performance below:
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 12:33 AM PDT
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT
Singer Juniel will be inviting her oppas from CNBLUE and FT Island to her upcoming comeback party!
The talented young singer will be holding a special 'Pretty Boy Party' to celebrate the release of her comeback third mini album 'Fall In L'. She said, "Everyone is invited! Some cute friends of mine will be there too!"
Recently, CNBLUE and FT Island members, who are in the same management agency with Juniel, revealed their invitations for Juniel's comeback party. Lee Hong Ki shared a proof-shot on his Twitter and wrote, "Juniel is gathering some cute guys. I should be one of them."
CNBLUE members also received their invitations. They wrote, CNBLUE are getting ready for Juniel's party as well. Because we are cute guys. All of you who think you are cute should come to the party. Let's go!"
Meanwhile, Juniel will be releasing her third mini album 'Fall In L' on April 25th.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT
Super Junior's Sungmin will be starring in the musical 'Jack the Ripper' for three years in a row.
According to SM Entertainment, Sungmin will be casting in the musical once again which will premiere on May 29th at Sungnam Arts Center. He will appear as Daniel, who begins a risky deal for the woman he loves. He has been playing the role since 2011.
'Jack the Ripper' is the hit musical that is first presented in Korea in 2009. The piece is based on an unidentified serial killer of female prostitutes in London during the late 19th century.
Sungmin is currently casting in musical 'Summer Snow', which is now being presented in Japan, and he is receiving much compliments for his great work and performance.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT
It has been revealed that SISTAR's Hyorin and Soyu recently spent their free time by doing charity work for a in Liberia for eight days and seven nights starting from March 31.
Hyorin and Soyu joined SBS' 'Hope TV' and Miral Welfare Foundation, and went on a volunteer trip to a gravel quarry village in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The two kind-hearted idols worked with one family who survives the hard labor and eats only one meal per day by gathering the gravels.
In order to help the children of the village who have to work all day, the two SISTAR members helped them gather the rocks and transport them in bags. Soyu said, "I want the children here to be able to enjoy their childhood." Hyorin added, "I want to find a way to spread the reality in Liberia to Korea and how one can help out."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT
Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk have been cast in the upcoming film 'No Breathing'.
According to Niners Entertainment on April 18, Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk have been confirmed for 'No Breathing' and will go into shooting in the middle of May.
Lee Jong Suk will play the role of Woo Sang, who is an ambitious, young swimmer but always comes in second place. Seo In Guk will take up the role of swimming genius Won Il, who returns to swimming after a long break. The two will be showing a beautiful story of two young men pursuing their goal.
Lee Jong Suk shared, "It's such a great honor to be casting in the movie. I am currently receiving intense training for the movie, so give me a lot of support."
Seo In Guk also said, "I wanted to become Won Il and I wanted to become close with him. I thought I should not miss this chance. I'm confident that this film will change my whole life as well."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT
tvN's hit drama 'Reply 1997' which successfully ended last year will start its second story!
On April 17, tvN announced that the second season will begin in September. The synopsis for the drama has yet to be revealed but it will take place a few years earlier, in 1994.
There were also rumors about the second season being about basketball, however this was not confirmed by the channel, and they said, "Nothing is confirmed yet. The producers are currently collecting data from the 90s."
'Reply 1997' starring Seo In Guk, A Pinks Jung Eunji, Shin So Yool, Infinite's Hoya, Eun Ji Won, and Lee Shi Un became a hit in the summer of 2012. The new season will still include Reply 1997's director, Woo Ji Won and writer Lee Woo Jung.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT
Girl group KARA won 'The Most Popular CMA International Group Award' at the recent 17th China Music Awards.
'China Music Awards' is the biggest music awards show in China, at which Asia's top stars gather together, celebrating and appreciating their works.
It became one of the hottest issues that KARA beat such powerful candidates as Big Bang, 2NE1 and famous British idol group One Direction for the award. KARA shared, "It is an honor to be here today. We will definitely come again to meet our Chinese fans."
KARA also expresssed their thanks through LINE account saying, 'We got the award for Best International Group at 'The 17th China Music Awards' at Macau~~ it's all thanks to the fans who always supports us. Thank you >_<".
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT
If two sets of image teasers are not enough, 4minute continue the teasing and released the album jacket photos for their much anticipated comeback album.
On April 19th, Cube Entertainment posted a series of new photos via official Twitter and wrote, "What's your name?", hinting at the title of the group's upcoming album.
For its upcoming album, 4minute will be working with Brave Brothers for the first time ever. Its upcoming promotional single will be in the "fantasy hip-hop" genre. The album is set to be released on April 25.
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