Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Photos of JYJ’s Rehearsal for Tokyo Dome Concerts" plus 24 more

"Photos of JYJ’s Rehearsal for Tokyo Dome Concerts" plus 24 more

Photos of JYJ’s Rehearsal for Tokyo Dome Concerts

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Group JYJ who is preparing for their Tokyo Dome concerts 'The Return of JYJ' revealed some photos during their rehearsal. The photos show that the group is not wasting time and busy dancing and singing energetically with dancers from Japan and Korea. The group is said to practice almost 10 hours a day to show an awesome performance at their concerts.

Check out the photos below.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Win 5 autographed A-Prince posters

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 08:04 AM PDT

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Lee Seung Gi to appear in Yoshimoto Banana’s new novel

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Talented singer and actor Lee Seung Gi has become a model in a new romance novel by Japanese famous novelist, Banana Yoshimoto.

On March 30, Oricon reported that Banana Yoshimoto will be releasing a new novel titled "Shall We Love?" which uses Lee Seung Gi as a model for the lead character, and will be published serially in Japanese magazine 'An-An' beginning April 10.

The two are known to have share a close friendship with Yoshimoto Banana even visited Lee Seung Gi's Budokan concert in 2012 and personally handed a signed copy of her novel.

Lee Seung Gi is also said to reveal the conclusion of the novel at his exclusive concert to be held on December 7 in Tokyo.

Taeyeon meets Super Junior's Kyuhyun in Thailand?

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 07:16 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon updated her Instagram on 1st April with an adorable photo.

She is seen holding a package printed with Kyuhyun's photo as shown in the photo above. Kyuhyun is the endorser of Masita and it's sold in Thailand too.

Fans commented,"SM Family love","Wow, in Thailand","So cute" and etc.

Song Seung Hun makes a pledge for drama’s success

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Actor Song Seung Hun made a funny pledge for his drama's success during his appearance on the latest episode of MBC's 'Entertainment Relay'.

On March 31st, Song Seung Hun, Shin Se Kyung, Choi Jung An and Yeon Woo Jin, who are casting in upcoming new MBC drama 'When a Man Loves' appeared on 'Entertainment Relay' and revealed what they have prepared to do for the new program's success.

Actress Shin Se Kyung and Choi Jung An promised to show off their abs while singing Choi Jung An's hit song, "Letter" if the drama get over 30% viewership rating.

Song Seung Hun also made a pledge saying, "Me and Yeon Woo Jin will be standing with them together, dressed up like girls."

Meanwhile, 'When a Man Loves' will premiere on April 3rd upon the conclusion of '7th Grade Civil Servant'.

Lee Hong Ki to make big screen debut with ‘Passionate Goodbye’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

FT Island's vocalist Lee Hong Ki is making his debut as a movie actor.

Japanese outlets announced that Lee Hong Ki's debut film 'Passionate Goodbye' (also known as 'Phoenix, the Song of Promise') will be premiering in Korea on May and in Japan this coming June.

'Passionate Goodbye' is a human-drama that tells the story of troublesome idols who realize the value of their life and music after volunteering to work with patients at hospice hospitals. Lee Hong Ki will play the lead role of idol Choong Ui, a troublesome child who has to do volunteer work at the hospice hospital.

The film also stars actors Ma Dong Suk, Lim Won Hee, Paek Jin Hee and Jeon Min Seo.

UEE steps down from MC post on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

After School's UEE has stepped down from her MC position on KBS 'Music Bank'.

On April 2, Pledis Entertainment confirmed that UEE has left the music program after being its host for a year and three months. UEE was originally supposed to have her final broadcast on April 5, but due to a sudden schedule overseas, she left the show a week early.

The agency added, "UEE is very sad about her leave and apologetic that she wasn't able to bid farewell to her fans. She promised to meet fans soon with After School's upcoming comeback."

Kim Hyun Joong wins Best Actor at Okinawa International Movie Festival

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong has won the Best Actor award at the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival.

Kim Hyun Joong managed to win the Creators Story Best Actor award for his performance in his "Lucky Guy" music video. During his speech, he expressed, "I was touched by the Japanese move, 'Be with You'." He added, "I would also like to act in a Japanese movie."

Judge Okuyama also praised Kim Hyun Joong saying, "He has an aura of James Bond, the likes of which are rarely seen in Japan."

In addition to receiving an award, Kim Hyun Joong also performed his hits including "Heat", "U" and "I'm Yours", and received a great reception from 2,000 fans.

TVXQ, Big Bang and 2PM nominated for ‘MTV VMAJ 2013’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Hallyu groups TVXQ, Big Bang and 2PM have been nominated for awards in MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2013 (VMAJ).

MTV Japan recently released the nominations for the 16 categories of the '12th VMAJ 2013' on the official VMA homepage. Amongst the nominations were TVXQ, Big Bang and 2PM.

TVXQ have been nominated for the 'Best Group Video Award' for their song "Catch Me -If you wanna". Big Bang was also nominated for the 'Best Dance Video Award' with its music video for "Fantastic Baby" while 2PM was nominated for 'Best Album of the Year' with its album, 'Legend of 2PM'.

Meanwhile, 2PM previously won the 'Best Group Video Award' at the VMAJ 2012.

Check out the list of nominees here.

Super Junior’s Sungmin to leave ‘Kiss the Radio’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT

It has been revealed that Super Junior's Sungmin will be leaving his DJ spot on KBS 2FM's 'Super Junior's Kiss the Radio.'

Since December 2011, Sungmin and fellow member Ryeowook worked as DJ at 'Super Junior's Kiss the Radio.' However, Sungmin decided to leave the radio program after April 7th due to his musical schedule for 'Summer Snow' in Japan.

Ryeowook will be hosting the show with help from other artists. Somebody from SM Entertainment or another star will also be taking over the show while Ryeowook is absent during the group's Super Show tour.

Lee Ji Hoon cheers on co-star IU

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 03:58 AM PDT

Singer IU, who is currently starring in KBS weekend drama 'You're The Best Lee Soon Shin', recently received some heartwarming cheers from her fellow actor Lee Ji Hoon.

On April 1st, Lee Ji Hoon wrote on his me2day, "It's not like I paid to transform her, but I worked hard for Lee Soon Shin." He added, "I'm sure you are going through busy schedules. Cheer up!"

Attached the post were photos of the actor on the drama set posing with IU. While IU is showing different adorable poses in a purple dress, Lee Ji Hoon looks quite nervous as he gives a shy smile.

Netizens commented, "Even Lee Ji Hoon ended up falling in love with her", "Lee Ji Hoon looks so shy" and "They look great together."

SHINee’s “Dream Girl” accused of plagiarism

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 03:34 AM PDT

SHINee's latest hit song "Dream Girl" has become mired in a scandal over alleged plagiarism.

The allegation surfaced on YouTube, where a video compares SHINee's "Dream Girl" with the 2003 song "Vuelve" by Mexican singer Luis Miguel.

Viewers both in Korea and abroad are divided about whether the similarities suggest conscious plagiarism or unconscious borrowing. Some netizens are arguing that perhaps SM Entertainment had bought the copy rights for the Spanish song and sampled some of it on SHINee's track. However, the other side are backfiring saying if that was the case, Luis Miguel's "Vuelve" would've been credited on the album.

SM Entertainment, which manages SHINee, denied the allegation, saying the two songs differ in terms of harmony and melody. They added that "Dream Girl" is purely an SM creation and was the product of world-recognized pop star Justin Bieber's producer Shin Hyuk, and the production team Joombas Music Factory.

What do you think?

LEDApple covers Queen’s “We Will Rock You”

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 03:17 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 2, LEDApple released a cover of Queen's "We Will Rock You". The group transformed into rockers and performed the mega hit song on their own style.

It is also revealed that the profits that are made through LEDApple's 'Music Note' project will be donated to the international organization that protect Children's Rights, 'Save The Children'.

Check out the cover below:

f(x)'s Sulli endorses "Jardin Coffee"

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 02:30 AM PDT

 f(x)'s Sulli is the new model of "Jardin Coffee".

The popular beverage brand releases a set of new posters featuring Sulli, check out the photos below.

Stellar Profile

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 01:51 AM PDT

Group name: Stellar (스텔라)
Company: Top Class Entertainment
Debut date: June 2011
Debut song: Rocket girl
 Stage Name: Gayoung
Birth Name: Kim Ga Young
Birthday: December 2, 1991
Education: Sungkyunkwan University – Dance Major

 Stage Name: Hyoeun
Birthday: March 16, 1993
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 47 kg

 Stage Name: Minhee
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Education: Hanyang University – Dance

Stage Name: Jeonyul
Birth Name: Jeon Yu Ri
Birthday: March 20, 1994
Position: Rapper

 Stage Name: Leeseul
Birth Name: Kim Lee Seul
Birthday: June 14, 1990
Height: 163 cm
Blood Type: AB
Position: Leader

Stage Name: Joa
Birth Name: Cho Young Jin
Birthday: August 15, 1991
Height: 166 cm
Blood Type: A

Their debut song:

EXO-K & Juniel release new Sunny10 CF

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 12:51 AM PDT

EXO-K and Juniel collaborate for Sunny10's new CF.

Check out the cute CF below

Big Bang’s G-Dragon to make solo debut in Japan

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Following his fellow member Daesung, Big Bang's G-Dragon will be making his solo debut in Japan this coming August.

On April 1, YG Entertainment announced that G-Dragon will release his solo debut album in Japan on August 14. No specific details have been released about the album as of yet but many fans in Japan are already showing great anticipation for his Japanese debut.

Currently, G-Dragon is busy with his first solo world tour "G-Dragon 2013 World Tour: One of a Kind." After his Seoul concert, he will be starting his 4 Dome Tour in Japan, and have 8 shows in 4 different cities of Japan.

Park Jung Min makes a shocking confession

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Singer Park Jung Min has given fans quite a surprise with his shocking confession.

On April 1, Park Jung Min confessed on Twitter that he has hidden children and apologized for having not gone public with their existence. He wrote, "I am about to make a confession today. I wanted to hide it, but I actually have a hidden kid. No, two."

He added, "Sorry for disappointing so many of you. I would like to make a sincere apology. I love you, kids."

However, it was found out to be Park Jung Min's April Fool's joke. He posted a couple of photos and turned out, the hidden "child" was his pet dog.

Psy’s next single confirmed to be “Gentleman”

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Psy revealed his follow-up single to his global hit "Gangnam Style".

He recently appeared on MBC's live news program 'News Desk' and announced that his new song's title has been confirmed to be "Gentleman". It's a very upbeat song that will carry Psy's signature energy and fun atmosphere.

Previously, it has been reported that "Assaravia" would be Psy's next song but he changed it due to concerns it could sound offensive to Arabs.

The K-pop sensation will unveil his new song "Gentleman" online on April 12 and showcase it the following day during his concert 'HAPPENING' on April 13. The concert will be aired live all over the world through YouTube.

Shinhwa warns Japanese fans of illegal fan clubs

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Shinhwa warned its Japanese fans to watch out for illegal fan clubs.

On March 31, Shinhwa Company issued an official statement on companies claiming to be in charge of the official gathering of Shinhwa's fanclub in Japan. "The company terminated its contract with a fan club organizer last year and is currently looking for another company with which to do business."

Shinhwa Company added, "We will be taking legal action against illegal fan clubs that are not contracted with us and continue recruiting members. We will be filing a lawsuit and taking aggressive action."

The group warned, "To prevent fans from signing up for memberships with businesses that are not officially doing work for Shinhwa, we want you to be cautious."

Psy sets record with 100,000 horse-dancing fans

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Singer Psy and 100,000 horse-dancing fans set a record as the largest number of people to dance in unison, according to the Korea Record Institute.

Last year on October 4th, Psy came for a short period to Korea to thank people for his mega hit song "Gangnam Style" and held a free concert at Seoul City hall. On that day, approximately 100,000 people had attended and enjoyed the show with him.

Korea Record Institute thoroughly went through different documents, reports, and reliable people's confirmation, and announced that the concert has officially set a record with greatest number of audiences.

Psy will be requesting Guinness World Records to admit the record as well. If Guinness World Records acknowledge the feat, he will have it for the second time since his music video of "Gangnam Style" has been certified for having the highest number of "like" on Youtube.

Ga In to release duet album with mystery partner

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In, who is currently busy with her solo promotions, will be making a comeback with a duet album featuring a mystery partner.

LOEN Entertainment announced that Ga In will release her duet album 'Romantic Spring' on April 8th. Fitting for the spring season, this new album is filled with romantic lovely songs and story about falling in love with a woman in the spring.

The singer also hinted on her upcoming album concept by releasing a teaser image from the music video. Taken in New York, the photo shows Ga In sitting shyly on top of a desk and surrounded by books.

A teaser video, as well as her mystery duet partner will be revealed on April 4.

RaNia to collaborate with Snoop Dogg for US debut

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Girl group RaNia recently announced their plans to start promotions in the U.S. and in addition to working with Britney Spears' manager, the group will be collaborating with rapper/songwriter Snoop Dogg.

On April 2, RaNia's agency DR Music announced that Snoop Dogg will lend a hand and be featured in RaNia's U.S. debut song. Hip hop artist 2 Chainz will also be featured in another track.

In preparation for their upcoming activities in the U.S. music market, RaNia will also be filming the MTV reality program, 'Road to Fame' from May 21 and will visit various cities like LA and San Diego. The show will be aired sometime in October.

Electroboyz releases “Ma Boy 3” ft. After School’s Nana

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 08:33 PM PDT

Electroboyz are coming back with a new rendition of "Ma Boy"!

On April 2, Electroboyz released their latest album 'In Love' and the full music video for title song, "Ma Boy 3". The song is the final installment of the "Ma Boy" series, which began with SISTAR19, and the newly featured female artist is After School's Nana.

Check out the MV below:

ALi and C-CLOWN releases collaboration single “Do You Remember?”

Posted: 01 Apr 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Singer ALi and idol group C-CLOWN have teamed up for a special collaboration single titled, "Do You Remember?".

Released on April 2, "Do You Remember?" is a song that recalls the distant memories of one's days during a young love. It is a medium-tempo, R&B, and hip-hop number that features a fresh combination of ALi's ballad skills and the smooth but powerful charisma of C-CLOWN.

Check out the single below: