Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Kim Jaejoong’s Concert FM in Taipei Press Conference Photos Unleashed!" plus 24 more

"Kim Jaejoong’s Concert FM in Taipei Press Conference Photos Unleashed!" plus 24 more

Kim Jaejoong’s Concert FM in Taipei Press Conference Photos Unleashed!

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Press conference photos of JYJ's Kim Jaejoong during his visit in Taipei for his concert fan meeting have been uploaded online. Fans were left in awe after seeing gorgeous Kim Jaejoong during the press con. He was looking cool and charismatic with his attire and shinning lips.

Check out more of his photos below. 

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Kim Soo Ro signs with SM C&C

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Ro became the next big name to sign with the growing entertainment agency, SM C&C.

On April 16, SM C&C announced that Kim Soo Ro had signed an exclusive contract with the agency. They will now handle all of his various activities including movies, dramas, variety shows, etc.

Kim Soo Ro even stated that he hopes the SM C&C family will help him to share his talents beyond Korea, across Asia. He will now be in the same agency as his co-stars in the hit drama 'Gentlemen's Dignity' Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul and Kim Min Jong.

Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra” gains attention due to Psy’s “Gentleman”

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 07:42 AM PDT

Psy has returned with another hit "Gentleman" and his new dance move "arrogant dance" which is originally from Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra", has been giving much spotlight to Brown Eyed Girls as well.

Thanks to Psy's worldwide popularity, the music video for "Abracadabra", which was released years ago, has been climbing up the U.S. iTunes singles chart. As of April 15th at 10:30 AM (local time), the music video for "Abracadabra" was at 140th place.

With Brown Eyed Girls member Ga In as the new 'Psy girl' for his music video, the girl group's original song released July 21st in 2009 gained even more international attention.

Suzy makes first appearance on ‘Gu Family Book’

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy made a successful first appearance on MBC's newest drama series, 'Gu Family Book', showing the charm of an unruly girl.

Suzy plays main female character Dam Yeo wool, with tomboy like personality but innocent mind. On the third episode of the drama, she went on an undercover mission to reveal the truth behind mysterious murder case. From her mission, she meets Choi Gang chi (Lee Seung Gi).

Known for her image as "the icon of first love", Suzy showed her character well and proved she can perfectly portray both tomboy and girlish characters. Viewers also praised the idol for her great acting.

Upcoming group IMPACT releases member profile video

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Star Empire Entertainment will soon be debuting its new male group named, IMPACT, and they just unveiled a profile video to introduce all its members.

According to the agency, the five-member group consists of members Van An, Sungho Kang, Junghu Seok, Jangmoon Byun and Pilrib Ryu are going to be debut in 2013. Having dubbed as vocal group, IMPACT members are expected to have impressive vocal talents.

The group will be joining the Star Empire family, which currently houses to talented groups like Jewelry, ZE:A and Nine Muses.

Check out the clip below:

Moon Geun Young shows off her skills in making pottery

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Actress Moon Geun Young displayed her skills in making pottery.

On April 16th, NAMU Actors revealed a couple of photos of the actress through its official Twitter and wrote "She almost looks like a professional! Actress Moon Geun Young learning how to make pottery! Please show a lot of love for her next drama."

Moon Geun Young has been confirmed to star in the new MBC drama, 'Goddess of Fire, Jeongi' where she play the first female potter of the ancient Joseon Dynasty, who becomes the nation's best pottery artisan.

Psy looks for a chef in ‘Bibigo’ contest

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Psy, well known for the mega-hit song "Gangnam Style" and currently enjoying the spotlight with "Gentleman", is recruiting his personal chef with Korean food brand 'Bibigo' by campaign.

On April 15, Bibigo restaurant released a special contest video featuring Psy as he announced an international promotion to find a new personal chef. The winner of the contest, dubbed "Psygo Bibigo," will be rewarded with $40,000, VIP treatments from 5-star hotels and will travel with Psy during the first month of his upcoming tour, which kicks off in July.

The winner will be selected by the judges and votes from the public through online votes. To make an entry, record a video clip showing Bibigo movements or any motions showing mixing any ingredients. The contest began on April 13 and will close on May 12.

SHINee to release their new fragrances

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT

SHINee will be releasing their new fragrances this coming May!

Popular cosmetic brand Etude House recently presented its newest fragrance 'Minime Be My Princess' in collaboration with SHINee who have reportedly participated in the design and production concept.

'Minime Be My Princess' features five fragrances including Onew's 'Miss Jealous', Minho's 'Miss Bloom', Taemin's 'Miss Sunshine', Jonghyun's 'Miss Holic' and Key's 'Miss Bling'.

The five members of SHINee also attended the launch event of Etude House's new fragrance at the Signature Tower in Seoul on April 15th. Check out the photos below:

Dream Tea releases official statement on Girl’s Day’s Hyeri and Tony An’s dating issue

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Local news outlet SportsSeoul revealed an exclusive report on Apirl 16th regarding a fresh new idol couple which involves former H.O.T member Tony An and Girl's Day's Hyeri. In addition to confirming the report, Girl's Day's management agency Dream Tea Entertainment released an official statement regarding the dating issue.

Dream Tea Entertainment stated through its official Twitter:
We want to apologize for all the concerns that has happened to our fans regarding Hyeri. First of all we want to show our deepest regret for not realizing the relationship before-hand.

After talking to Hyeri it has been found that they were a normal sunbae-hoobae relationship but after the comeback in March, Hyeri was contacted by him with an intention of serious manner. Attracted by his kindness and consideration they met several times and talked about each other.

However, it has been known that they have, so far, only shared advice about Showbiz and life. Hyeri, at the moment, is distraught at the news of their meetings and much interest.

We plead with all our sincereness to our fans and media to hold back speculations till further notice and once again we send our deepest regret to our fans for all the concerns caused.

Credit: girlsdaydaily

2PM Taecyeon’s self-written single tops Japan’s Recochoku Chart

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

2PM member Taecyeon's self-written single managed to top Japan's Recochoku Chart.

On April 15th, Taecyeon released the song "I Love U, U Love Me" in Japan. The song is currently growing largely popular among many Japanese fans, and managed to top the country's biggest ringtone chart, Recochoku.

"I Love U, U Love Me" was personally written by Taecyeon for 2PM's concert at Tokyo Dome, which will be happening on April 20th and 21st. It is said that Taecyeon sacrificed his spare time to write the song and the lyrics.

Taecyeon will be performing the song during their Tokyo Dome concerts. He said, "Our first show at Tokyo Dome is coming up. I wrote the song "I Love U, U Love Me" wishing to have the most fantastic show ever. I will keep doing my best in preparing the show."

LEDApple covers Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me”

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 03:38 AM PDT

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

On April 16th, LEDApple shared its acoustic cover of Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" on its Youtube channel. Hanbyul showcases his smooth and impressive vocals, with Young Jun playing the guitar.

Check out the cover below:

will.i.am releases “Gettin’ Dumb” feat. 2NE1

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 03:21 AM PDT

After collaborating on "Take The World On" for Intel's Ultrabook Project, 2NE1 will be working with will.i.am once again for his upcoming solo album!

will.i.am will be unveiling his new solo album '#willpower' on April 22nd, and prior to its official release, he revealed the track "Gettin' Dumb" on Youtube. The electro and upbeat song features 2NE1 and fellow Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap.

Check out the track below!

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa releases song for 2013 CNBLUE School Project

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 03:11 AM PDT

Earlier today we reported that CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa gifted school song for the students of 'CNBLUE School' in Africa and now FNC Entertainment released the song on Youtube in three different versions.

It has been revealed that Yonghwa personally wrote the song and gifted it to the school to use as a school song. It was released in three different versions; Korean, Taiwanese and English versions, and features clips from 'CNBLUE School' in Burkina Faso.

Check out the MV below:

English Version:

Korean Version:

Taiwanese Version:

G.Na poses with her pretty mum

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 02:05 AM PDT

G.Na updated her Twitter on 15th April with a new photo.

She wrote," Yesterday KBS "Mamamia", interesting? I couldn't watch it. Took some photos with my mum in the waiting room" and tweeted the photo shown above.

Fans commented,"Pretty mum and daughter","Look-alike" and etc.

miss A's Suzy shows off her beauty in the BTS video of Ceci

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 12:25 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy showcases her beauty in the BTS video of Ceci Magazine, check out the video below.

Big Bang’s Taeyang refuses birthday gifts from fans

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's Taeyang said that he refuses to receive any birthday presents this year.

On April 12th, Taeyang wrote on his Twitter, "It seems like many people are starting to prepare my birthday gifts, but I'll just take your heart and love."

He added, "I have many things already, and I just hope that your money will be used for people who are in desperate needs. I will pay your love back with great music!"

The messages came about a month before his actual birthday on May 18, giving his fans earlier notice to show his sincerity.

Baek Ji Young to sing OST for ‘Gu Family Book’

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT

The 'Queen of OST' Baek Ji Young will be returning with another anticipated hit, this time, for the soundtrack of MBC's newest series, 'Gu Family Book'.

Baek Ji Young will release her new single titled, "Spring Day", which will be the love theme song for the drama's lead characters played by Lee Seung Gi and Suzy. It will be a traditional ballad that emphasizes Baek Ji Young's voice, expressing the affectionate and sorrowful love.

The song was created by Shin Woo Chul PD, who also made Secret Garden's "That Girl", which Baek Ji Young also participated in.

"Spring Day" will be released on April 22nd.

Moon Geun Young confirmed for new drama ‘Goddess of Fire, Jeongi’

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actress Moon Geun Young will return to the small screen in July in an upcoming periodic drama.

Moon Geun Young has been confirmed to star in the new MBC drama, 'Goddess of Fire, Jeongi' where she play the first female potter of the ancient Joseon Dynasty, who becomes the nation's best pottery artisan.

This will be the first time in 5 years that she will star in a periodic drama since she starred in 'Painter of the Wind.'

Her agency stated, "Moon Geun Young has been practicing pottery-making recently and focusing on analyzing the character she's going to play. She is working hard to make the character come out perfect."

Yonghwa writes school song for ‘CNBLUE School’ in Africa

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT

As part of their 'Build a School' charity project, CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa gifted school song for the students of 'CNBLUE School' in Africa.

On April 14th, MBC's Section TV interviewed CNBLUE, who introduced school that they built and are currently supporting in Africa. They have been donating parts of their profits from concert and album sales to manage the first 'CNBLUE School' in Burkina Faso, which was named after the band.

In addition to creating the school, Yonghwa also revealed that he personally wrote a song and gifted it to the school to use as a school song.

Meanwhile, 'CNBLUE School' currently has about 100 children, providing the students with education, foods and other instructive programs.

Teen Top to conclude “Miss Right” promotions

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT

After making strong impression with "Miss Right," which started the "shake" craze, Teen Top has revealed that they will be wrapping up promotions for their first full album, 'No.1' this week.

Teen Top released a high-quality album 'No.1' on February 25th which features diverse genres of dance, hip-hop, ballad and R&B. The title song "Miss Right" was loved with easy melody and addictive chorus and it also placed high on various music charts despite strong competition with SHINee, Lee Hi and Davichi.

Teen Top members said, "Thanks for all the fans who have loved our song and cheered for us for such a long time. We will be continuing our activity in a new way so please wait for us."

Meanwhile, Teen Top is current preparing their '2013 TEEN TOP No.1 Asia Tour' which will kick off at the Korea University this coming May 11 and 12th.

Kim Jung Hwa and singer Yoo Eun Sung getting married this fall

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Actress Kim Jung Hwa will be tying the knot with singer Yoo Eun Sung this coming fall.

On April 16th, the actress' management agency, S.A.L.T Entertainment, announced "Kim Jung Hwa will be getting married this fall to her fiancé CCM singer Yoo Eun Sung."

Yoo Eun Sung released a song for Kim Jung Hwa, "Hello, Agnes!", in 2012 for her essay of the same title. The song was written for an African girl named Agnes whom Kim Jung Hwa supports, and has lyrics written by Kim Jung Hwa and Yoo Eun Sung.

The two are actively serving as the ambassadors of an organization which supports children in poverty, and they fell in love while working on "Hello, Agnes!" together. The two recently had their parents meet, and finally decided to be wed this fall.

The agency added, "Kim Jung Hwa's relationship with Agnes got even more special, because she met her groom through Agnes. We hope many people will wish Kim Jung Hwa's happy wedded life."

Source: StarN

D-Unit releases follow-up track “Thank You”

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 09:05 PM PDT

D-Unit plans to continue their active performance with their follow-up track "Thank You" featuring rapper Beenzino.

On April 16th, D-Unit released their latest single "Thank You". The song was written by Block B's Zico, who also worked with the group's "Talk To My Face". It also features rapper Beenzino, adding another dimension to the overall theme and style.

Check out the track below:

‘M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan’ announces first lineup of artists

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Mnet recently announced that their first global tour will set sail with Taipei, Taiwan as the first stop. The first line up has been unveiled for the tour and it is known that popular groups such as SHINee, INFINITE, T-ara and SISTAR would be joining the 'M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan'.

As the news has spread out that the stars will be in Taiwan, local fans and other neighboring countries fans are already exploding with excitement. In addition to the first four teams, which are popular in the regions for their unique images, there will be more K-Pop stars for the show.

'M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan' will be hosted by 1st generation K-Pop star H.O.T.'s member Tony An and will be held at the Taipei Arena on April 24th. The second tour will be held in Indonesia in July.

SISTAR’s Dasom welcomes spring with a beautiful selca

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 08:44 PM PDT

SISTAR's Dasom greeted spring with a beautiful selca!

She posted the above photo on SISTAR's official Twitter and wrote, "It's spring~ The weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, it's a wonderful day!!! On days like today, listen to "Love Blossom" and have a great day♥"

Dasom is dressed in a comfortable shirt and denim jacket, while giving a sweet and lovely smile to the camera. She also recommended the fans to listen to the song "Love Blossom", K.Will's latest title track.

Woollim reveals new female soloist Yoo Ji Ae

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 08:26 PM PDT

Woollim Entertainment has announced that it will be revealing new female soloist, Yoo Ji Ae.

On April 16, Woollim Entertainment announced her debut through a post on its official Twitter, "To be revealed soon! ☞ http://www.loveujiae.com". It also attached a photo of Yoo Ji Ae who made her first appearance in INFINITE's debut project, 'You are My Oppa'.

The photo also includes the word, "Delight", which is hinting at the title of Yoo Ji Ae's solo project. While she will be debuting as a solo, there have been numerous rumors that Yoo Ji Ae will be a part of coming new girl group from Woollim.