Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Psy to donate $447,000 USD from “Gentleman” profits to charity" plus 19 more

"Psy to donate $447,000 USD from “Gentleman” profits to charity" plus 19 more


Psy to donate $447,000 USD from “Gentleman” profits to charity

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 09:11 AM PDT

Psy will be donating 500,000,000 KRW (approximately $447,000 USD) of his profits from “Gentleman” to charity.

Since “Gentleman” has only been out for a short time, he has yet to calculate the profit and sales figures. However, Psy has gone ahead and decided to donate 500 million KRW of the profits from his ‘HAPPENING‘ concert as well as adding in his own money.

The reason why he chose to donate such a big amount is because he wanted to give back to the fans who’d shown him unending support. He said, “The love that’s big as the sky that I get from my fans is very heavy. Of course I’m going to keep giving back with good music, but I also want to lead in donating continuously and work hard for those who are neglected in the world.

His donations will be used to help children with cancer. He’d been thinking hard about where to donate his money, and made his decision after he saw the various donations that other celebrities made, including the one Yang Hyun Suk made himself.

Looks like Psy really is a gentleman.

2PM’s Junho speaks up about the edited photo from 2PM’s Tokyo Dome concert

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 08:39 AM PDT

2PM‘s Junho spoke up about the edited photo from their Tokyo Dome concert.

Junho wrote on Twitter to express his disappointment and wrote, “I feel suffocated that the dream stage that was put together through everyone’s hard work has been turned into nothing over a photo even I find to be ridiculous. It’s obvious someone made a mistake, and I have nothing to say since that mistake was ours.

He added, “I feel pained that the hearts of the staff who worked hard for the stage, and especially the hearts of the fan’s who completely and brightly filled up the large venue for 2 days has been dulled in one moment, so I am writing this.”

JYP Entertainment had already apologized for the mishap, commenting, “It was a mistake on the agency's part and we apologize. The majority of the agency staff were present at the concert, and since the time was tight for sending the press release to media outlets, we had an outside company color correct the photos. The error in the photo wasn’t spotted during this time and it was added to our official press release.

Jay Park releases MV for “Welcome”

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 08:09 AM PDT

Jay Park has just released the music video for "Welcome"! Although it’s his birthday, he decided to gift his fans with a music video full of eye candy.

Jay's comeback single album contains the title track "JOAH", in addition to two coupling tracks, "1HUNNIT", and "Welcome" for a total of three songs that covers the genres of R&B ballads to hip hop. He’s released “JOAH” and “1HUNNIT” already, and he’s back with the final MV for “Welcome”!

WARNING: This MV may cause severe nose bleeding and it's NSFW. [Not Safe For Women]

Check out the MV below!

Purchase “JOAH” on iTunes.

Boyfriend celebrate 700th day since debut + Kwangmin and Youngmin’s birthday!

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

Boyfriend are celebrating their 700th day since debut as well as members Kwangmin and Youngmin‘s 19th birthday (International age: 18) today!

The group posted on their official Facebook: “Happy Birthday YoungMin & KwangMin, and Happy 700th day BOYFRIEND & Bestfriends! Thank you for supporting BOYFRIEND always :)!! We ask for your great love ^^.”

The boys treated their ‘Bestfriends‘ with celebratory photos and a video greeting. Member Minwoo also hinted that Boyfriend will be returning soon with the tweet, “It’s been 700 days since we’ve debuted! We’re more happy and thankful that so many people congratulated us! Looking back on all our cherished memories~ time goes by so fast!! Good news in Korea! You’ll be able to listen~ Just wait a little bit more~~ Bbyong <3.”

One of the twins, Kwangmin, also tweeted, “Everyone, thank you so much for the birthday greetings!!! Today is our 700th day since debuting, so I’m 2 times, 20 times as happy! ^^ I’ll be a hardworking Kwangmin and twin in the future.”

Congratulations to Boyfriend on 700 days, and Happy Birthday to Kwangmin and Youngmin!

BTOB releases making of “Second Confession” MV

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 07:10 AM PDT

BTOB made a comeback with their latest digital single "Second Confession", and they've now released an extra behind-the-scenes treat for fans.

The group previously released their latest track, "Second Confession", which is perfect for the warm spring weather as a sweet confession song that music lovers of all ages will be able to relate to. The romantic song is about the emotions of a man about to confess his feelings a second time to a lover he has parted with in the past.

Check out the making of the MV below!

Shin Se Kyung chooses between ‘When a Man Loves’ co-stars Yeon Woo Jin and Song Seung Hun

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 06:51 AM PDT

Shin Se Kyung chose between her ‘When a Man Loves‘ co-stars, Song Seung Hun and Yeon Woo Jin.

The cast of the MBC drama was present for the press conference at the Gyeonggido Culture Land. On her two co-stars, Shin Se Kyung commented, “I have a romance line with Song Seung Hun and Yeon Woo Jin. Seung Hun oppa has a lot of childish elements, so when I see him, I can’t help but smile. But when I see Woo Jin oppa, my heart starts beating all of a sudden.

When asked about who she would pick for her character, she answered, “If it were up to me, I’d pick Yeon Woo Jin. But Seo Mi Do [her character] has a lot of personal pain, such as her family, so she has a lot of points when she does things that aren’t easy to understand. Because of her wishy-washy attitude, there are times when she’s criticized by the viewers. But I started this knowing she’d be criticized. I hope a lot of people can see from her perspective.

Currently, the drama ranks #1 in the Wednesday-Thursday drama slot.

Roy Kim reveals practice clip of “Spring Spring Spring”

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 06:31 AM PDT

Roy Kim is ready for the spring with his new song, "Spring Spring Spring".

The 'Superstar K4' winner basks in the warmth of the season in front of cherry blossoms in the MV for the digital single, which he composed himself. CJ E&M said, "You'll be able to see a new side to Roy Kim, who showed his potential as a singer-songwriter with 'Passing By' last year."

Check out the clip of Roy Kim practicing “Spring Spring Spring” live on his guitar below!

4minute teases with a snippet of “What’s Your Name?”

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 06:07 AM PDT

After releasing their last member teaser video and jacket photos for ‘Name is 4minute‘, 4minute have revealed an audio snippet of their title song “What’s Your Name?

As mentioned previously, "What's Your Name?" is the work of Brave Brothers, and its genre is described as 'Fantasy Hip Hop'. The colorful, funky concept goes perfectly with the girls’ powerful and charismatic image. According to Cube Entertainment, the track is an electronic hip hop song with a unique sound and the refrain "What's Your Name?" will be hard to forget once you hear it.

4minute will be returning to the music scene with their 4th mini-album on April 26th KST.

Take a listen below!

Shin Dong Yup reveals his daughter wants them to join ‘Star Junior Show’

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 05:51 AM PDT

Comedian Shin Dong Yup revealed that his daughter is hooked on popular variety shows featuring celebrities and their children.

During the latest episode of E-channel‘s ‘Brave Reporters‘, Shin Dong Yup shared, “My daughter not only watches ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?‘ but ‘Star Junior Show‘ as well. She always tells me, ‘Let’s also go on ‘Star Junior Show’ together,” and added that his daughter memorized all the names of the children on the show. She’s also fond of the show’s MCs Lee Kyung Kyu and Kim Kook Jin.

Shin Dong Yup couldn’t stop smiling while talking about his daughter, leading a reporter to call him a ‘daughter fool’ to which the comedian jokingly responded, “I am intentionally doing this because there are cameras around,” bring laughter on set.

How do you think he would do on the show?

2NE1′s CL takes a dip in the pool on Jeju Island

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 05:24 AM PDT

2NE1‘s CL took a dip in the pool during her time on Jeju Island, and her update from the trip has fans going wild.

She posted the above photo as well as the simple message: “#jejuisland,” on Instagram. For obvious reasons, CL’s swimsuit photo has left many fans and netizens impressed. It definitely shows a different side to the fierce, hip hop artist. YG Entertainment staff members also posted the additional photos below.

Netizens commented, “CL has a total s-line,” “Oh my goodness,” “She has a pretty body,” and “This is sexier than a bikini.”

In other news, 2NE1 will be featuring as a special guest at Snoop Lion‘s concert on May 4th.

Poppin’ Hyun Joon signs with Simtong Entertainment

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 04:54 AM PDT

Dance extraordinaire Poppin’ Hyun Joon has signed with Simtong Entertainment!

Poppin’ Hyun Joon updated fans on his Twitter, “Have you all been doing well? keke Poppin’ Hyun Joon will be starting fresh at a new agency. I will do even better activities under Simtong Entertainment so please show your support. – god of hip hop, Poppin’ Hyun Joon,” announcing his new agency.

Simtong Entertainment’s Shim Jae Hyup stated, “I’ve known Poppin’ Hyun Joon since his debut. I am very happy to work with him once again. We will do our best so that Poppin’ Hyun Joon can grow as an artist.”

Poppin’ Hyun Joon is currently starring in the Chinese film ‘The Wrath of Vajra‘, which will premiere this summer.

Fin.K.L’s Lee Jin and Sung Yuri reunite in the drama ‘Secret of Birth’

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 04:29 AM PDT

Fin.K.L‘s Lee Jin and Sung Yuri have reunited as co-stars in an upcoming drama.

SBS‘ new weekend drama ’Secret of Birth‘ released still cuts of their characters meeting for the first time. Sung Yuri’s character Jung Lee Hyun loses her memory and seeks out her uncle’s house where she meets Lee Sun Young (Lee Jin). Though they were best friends since high school, only Lee Sun Young recalls their memories.

The pair play rivals for the same man on-screen, but since they’re so close in real life, the set was filled with laughter during film breaks.

‘Secret of Birth’ will start airing on the 27th at 9:55PM KST.

’1st Look’ reveals BTS photos from INFINITE’s soccer photo shoot

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 04:04 AM PDT

INFINITE's WoohyunHoya, and L were previously seen showing off their soccer skills for 'Nike' in '1st Look‘, and now the magazine has released behind-the-scenes photos from the pictorial.

The INFINITE trio previously engaged in a 3:3 game of 'street football' with 'Asian Football Confederation' ('AFC')'s U-19 championship winners Kim Seung Jun, Oh Young Jun, and Kang Sang Woo for the ‘Nike Football FC247 Collection‘. Woohyun and Hoya are seen taking time to stretch before the soccer game, while L shows his love for photography. The three members also make fan girls melt with their charisma as they model their casual active wear.

Check out the BTS photos below!

Tip: infispirit

miss A’s Suzy mesmerizes fans at ‘Bean Pole Outdoor’ glamping event

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 03:39 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy, who is the endorsement model for ‘Bean Pole Outdoor‘ along with Kim Soo Hyun, graced fans with her ‘nation’s first love’ image at a special fan meeting.

Suzy greeted fans for ‘Bean Pole Outdoor’s ‘3rd Annual Glamping Festival Fan Meeting‘ held at the Seoul Lotte Department Mall on the 23rd. Comedian Lee Dong Yup also brought laughter as the MC for the event.

Check out photos from the fan meeting below, and save them for your Suzy photo collection!

Juniel and comedian Yoon Min Sang parody the ‘cotton candy kiss’

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 03:14 AM PDT

Just when fans thought Juniel found the ‘pretty boy’ of her dreams, more still cuts from her upcoming music video have been released and show another contender for the ‘pretty boy’ title, comedian Yoon Min Sang.

FNC Entertainment released the still cuts of the singer and the comedian parodying ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘s famous ‘cotton candy kiss’ for Juniel’s upcoming “Pretty Boy” MV. Juniel closes her eyes while the comedian puckers his lips and closes in for a kiss with cotton candy right in between them, bringing fans to laughter with the comedian’s hilarious antics.

There's only one day left until Juniel's comeback, so stay tuned for her 3rd mini-album 'Fall in L' and the title track "Pretty Boy" on the 25th!

Tip: MYjuniel

‘K-Pop Star’ to return for a third season

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 02:51 AM PDT

Calling all talented hopefuls! The audition show which you all know and love as ‘K-Pop Star‘ is coming back for a third season!

An SBS representative confirmed, “‘K-Pop Star 3′ has been confirmed and is expected to change its usual time slot to Friday. But since there are still five months left until it is supposed to air, the time slot of the show has not been finalized yet. ‘K-Pop Star’ usually airs for 90 minutes per episode, so it is unlikely that the show will be able to fit into the 60-minute opening between weekend dramas. The show has a higher chance of airing on Friday nights.”

With ‘K-Pop Star 3′s predicted move to Friday nights, fans as well as music industry and broadcast insiders are waiting to see the possible competition between ‘K-Pop Star 3′ and Mnet‘s ‘Superstar K5‘, which is also set to air during the same time slot.

‘K-Pop Star 3′ will premiere this September!

Fwaney (Lee Hwan Hee) tears up recalling her 11 years as a trainee

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 02:26 AM PDT

Lee Hwan Hee (Fwaney), who is known as a former Girls’ Generation trainee and Seohyun‘s close friend, finally made her debut last year. The singer teared up as she recalled her 11 years as a trainee.

During the latest filming of MBC Every1‘s ‘Stress Out‘, Fwaney shared, “I am thankful to my family who believed in me and looked after me for the past 11 years.” She shed tears as she opened up about the hardships she went through during that time, which touched MCs Jo Hye Ryun and Shin Bong Sun.

Fwaney was accepted through an audition into SM Entertainment back in 2002 and was preparing to make her debut as a member of Girls’ Generation when she suddenly left the agency in 2007.

She recently made her return with her 2nd single “Monroe’s Heel“.

Catch this episode on the 24th at 9PM KST!

Big Bang’s Taeyang snaps a photo with ‘The King’ Cho Yong Pil

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 02:01 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s Taeyang snapped a photo with ‘The King of Singers’ Cho Yong Pil!

The idol was invited to attend Cho Yong Pil’s showcase, and before he attended, he tweeted his anticipation by writing,

At the showcase itself, he snapped a photo with Cho Yong Pil and tweeted,

Taeyang had always been a fan of the legendary singer, and he finally got his chance to meet him. According to YG Entertainment, Cho Yong Pil personally invited Taeyang to his showcase. The label added that Taeyang wasn't going to perform or be a special guest at the event, but he just wanted to meet his senior idol, Cho Yong Pil.

A Cube Entertainment responds to questions raised about Yookyung’s departure from A Pink

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 01:35 AM PDT

With the sudden news of Yookyung leaving A Pink, fans have been raising questions regarding the true nature of her departure.

A Cube Entertainment previously announced through a press release that the idol had decided to leave after much thought to focus on her education. Since then, there have been questions and speculations flooding in regarding Yookyung’s admittance into university as well as if she voluntarily left or if the agency decided on her departure.

Regarding the speculations about whether Yookyung had received special treatment when accepted into her university, A Cube Entertainment shot down the rumors, commenting, “The person who is having the most difficult time right now is Yookyung, but even then, there are rumors and speculations pouring in about her university admittance… Yookyung took the same steps and process as other students, and it was not through special admittance.”

In addition, two ambiguous posts, from whom netizens speculate to be Yookyung’s father, caused questions about whether Yookyung’s leave really is actually to focus on studies or whether she was kicked out.

The posts read, “Since we live only once, we shouldn’t betray [one another]. It will come back to us like a boomerang. That’s how the world works,” and “@yookyunggom Thank you for these past times.. and sorry about you having to work hard to run ‘hongyookyungdotcom’. It will be hard for Yookyung too. Just suddenly received the notice a month ago… Please be healthy and become successful.”

Since the posts left things up for interpretation due to their ambiguous nature, some fans raised questions about whether the first post was referring to Yookyung’s leave and whether “just suddenly received the notice a month ago” meant that Yookyung and her family were suddenly notified by the agency of their decision to replace her. However, others also took it to mean that Yookyung’s father was talking about having received notice from his daughter about her own decision a month ago.

When contacted about these posts and whether this account really belonged to Yookyung’s father, A Cube commented, “It’s something we need to be cautious about.. We have to check into this.” They also added, “After her leave, rumors are following. We’re just worried for Yookyung with all these baseless rumors floating around.”

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate, No Cut News via Nate

’2PM Comeback Show’ coming this May

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 01:09 AM PDT

2PM will be making up for their two-year hiatus through the ‘2PM Comeback Show‘ (working title). The ‘beastly idols’ will be taking fans behind the scenes of their comeback process with their own documentary special.

JYP Entertainment stated, “Ahead of their comeback this May, the 2PM members are currently filming for the ’2PM Comeback Show’, which will feature 2PM’s comeback preparations and behind-the-scenes stories. It will air mid-May.”

The one-hour premiere of the ’2PM Comeback Show’ will air on May 11th on MBC. 2PM will also perform their new single for the first time on the show, so mark your calendars HOTTESTs!