Thursday, April 11, 2013

"SHINee Sketch Their Ideal Girls!" plus 24 more

"SHINee Sketch Their Ideal Girls!" plus 24 more

SHINee Sketch Their Ideal Girls!

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Idol group SHINee sketch their dream girls!

SHINee shows their ideal girls through sketch on Fox Entertainment Channel's "I Love JK". "I Love JK" once again went to Seoul and had a chance to interview SHINee, who just recently made their comeback with 'Dream Girl'. During the filming, the members were asked to show their dream girls through sketch which their drawings caused laughter on the set. The boys who are not good when it comes to sketching showed their 'ghost-like' drawings.

Do you find their drawings funny?

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Gaon Chart releases rankings for March 31 – April 6

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week March 31, 2013 – April 6, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Davichi feat. Verbal Jint : "Be Warmed"

2. Lee Hi : "Rose"

3. Geeks Feat. Hareem : "How About"

4. K.Will : "Love Blossom"

5. Davichi : "Turtle"

6. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

7. Akdong Musician : "Crescendo"

8. Akdong Musician : "Foreigner's Confessions"

9. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon : "And One"

10. Ra.D : "Thank You"


Weekly Album Chart

1. INFINITE : "New Challenge" [4th Mini Album]

2. B.A.P : "One Shot" [2nd Mini Album]

3. Davichi : "Mystic Ballad Part 2" [2nd Album]

4. Teen Top : "No.1" [1st Album]

5. Lee Hi : "First Love" [1st Album]

6. Various Artists : "Queen of Ambition" [Soundtrack]

7. VIXX : "On and On" [3rd Single]

8. Richard Yongjae O'Neill : "My Way" [Best Album]

9. Various Artists : "Acoustic 2"

10. SHINee : "Dream Girl" [3rd Album Chapter 1]

< Last week's rankings

Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 to headline ‘Asia Style Collection’ in Singapore

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

The two top K-Pop girl groups, Girls' Generation and 2NE1, will be participating in Singapore's first fashion and music extravaganza, 'Asia Style Collection'.

'Asia Style Collection' is the production of, MediaCorp's first online fashion portal and Alpha Edge Co Ltd Japan. It is a fashion event where the leading edge of Asian trends in Japan, China, Korea, and Singapore are all put on display.

To commemorate the inaugural of 'Asia Style Collection', each contributing country's popular fashion brands, top models, and artists will gather at Singapore EXPO on June 22nd and participate in various combined fashion and music stages.

Artists scheduled to light up the Korean stage called 'K-POP COLLECTION' include the two most popular K-Pop girl groups, Girls' Generation and 2NE1. The stage will be handled by Korean broadcasting station SBS.

So Hee's edited vs. unedited photo. What is the difference?

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 06:53 AM PDT

Recently, a couple of photos of Wonder girl's So Hee titled 'So Hee, edited vs unedited' were uploaded on a community board and drew much attention.

The  photo on the left is edited, and the other is not. So Hee is posing for a CF shoot and still looking amazing in unedited photo. Fans are surprised that there are not much different between them.

Netizens commented, "I can't find any difference", "She is looking perfect", and "I'm jelous of her body figure"
Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Psy becomes a character for mobile game

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Psy's popularity has reached the mobile game world!

On April 11, Wemade Entertainment announced that Psy became a special character for the popular mobile game, 'Wind Runner for Kakao'. The singer is featured in his trademark blue tuxedo and glasses, with his trusty horse.

A representative of Wemade Entertainment stated, "'Wind Runner' teamed up with Psy who runs in full power along with the release of 'Gentleman'" and "We are planning on various activities with YG Entertainment so stay tuned."

Busker Busker’s Kim Hyung Tae shows off superior drawing skills

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Busker Busker's Kim Hyung Tae recenty showed the public his amazing hidden talent.

On April 10, the Busker Busker's bassist posted on his Twitter, "Stopping here because my back hurts~" and shared a portrait of the group including vocalist Jang Bum Joon and drummer Brad.

Kim Hyung Tae's drawing of Busker Busker especially impressed netizens due to its realistic, detailed look and superior coloring.

Meanwhile, Busker Busker's spring-themed track "Cherry Blossom Ending", which was released last year, climbed back up the music charts again.

Taeyeon and Seohyun to reprise roles for ‘Despicable Me 2’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun, who were praised for their voice dubbing in the 2010's high grossing 3D animated film, 'Despicable Me', will reprise their roles for the upcoming sequel.

The two girls will once again take the roles of two of three smart and ambitious sisters Margo and Edith. Taeyeon provides the voice for Gru's eldest daughter, Margo, a ten year old girl who is very skillful and intelligent. Meanwhile, Seohyun voices the mischievous and cynical Edith.

In 'Despicable Me 2', the main character Gru, who dreams of becoming the world's greatest villain, is ironically recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help them fight a villain named Eduardo.

Source: Soshified

SM’s Kyuhyun, Yoona, Sulli and Minho become new LTE family models

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT

SM Entertainment's idols, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, Girls' Generation's Yoona, f(x)'s Sulli and SHINee's Minho gathered together for SK Telecom and became the new LTE family model.

On April 11, SK Telecom announced that the company has selected the 4 SM idols Kyuhyun, Yoona, Sulli and Minho as the models for its new LTE family campaign, 'LTE Infinite Ability Noot.'

As the target age groups are 10~20s they chose these four singers as representative of the target age and the advertising shows how they all use LTE data in ordinary life. With different scenarios, the new campaign will showcase these four idols' unique charms.

SK Telecom also revealed that the LTE family campaign will add two more top stars along with these four idol members.

‘K-Pop Star’ season 1 and 2 finalists to collaborate for special stage

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT

After the grand finale, SBS 'K-Pop Star' is preparing a special episode, 'K-Pop Star Dream Stage' which will feature special collaboration performances from season 1 finalists Park Ji Min, Lee Hi and Baek Ah Yeon, and other contestants from season 2.

Lee Hi, the runner-up of the first season 'K-Pop Star', will be collaborating with male duo 2000 won of the second season for a cover of Rihanna and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie". 'K-Pop Star 2' runner-up Bang Ye Dam will be performing with Lee Seung Hoon, who made it to Top 4 in the first season of the show for a special hip hop stage as well.

Watch the spectacular performances on the 'K-Pop Star Dream Stage' on April 14th!

Psy releases butt-shaking teaser for “Gentleman”

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 04:04 AM PDT

Raising up the anticipation for its worldwide release, Psy unveiled a butt-shaking teaser for upcoming single "Gentleman", possibly hinting at the choreography.

On April 11, Psy updated his Twitter, "Gentleman D-1" and posted a link to a moving image of a computer generated body with swinging hips. The word "Gentleman" is written on the blue underwear as well as Psy's name and logo.

Psy will release his new single "Gentleman", a follow-up to his massive global hit "Gangnam Style", in 119 countries around the globe on April 12th.

GI releases making of “Beatles” + dance practice video

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 03:53 AM PDT

Having already kicked off their official debut, rookie girl group GI takes fan behind-the-scenes of the photoshoot of their album jacket as well as making of the music video for debut single, "Beatles".

GI, which stands for "Global Icon", consists of five members, Hayeon, OneKet, Eunji, AI and Aram. The group is dubbed as "tomboy" or "boyish" girl group as they are going for a stronger and more forceful image.

In addition, GI also unveiled their dance practice video for "Beatles". Check out the clip below:

130411 Lee Hi wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 03:36 AM PDT

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The April 11th episode of the show was hosted by actors Kim Woo Bin and Jo Bo Ah. Tonight's show features a handful of comeback performances from Seo In Guk, Jay Park, the duo of 15&, BTOB, M.I.B and original vocalist JK Kim Dong wook.

Other performers tonight included Gil9 & Bong9, Ji Se Hee, Electroboyz, G.Na, Girl's Day, Lee Hi, ZE:A5, Teen Top, Davichi & Verbal Jint, K.Will and INFINITE.

And for the highlight of the show, Lee Hi won on this week's chart with her latest title track, "Rose"!

Congratulations Lee Hi!

Tonight's Performances:

Gil9 & Bong9

Ji Se Hee



Girl's Day

Lee Hi



Teen Top

Davichi & Verbal Jint



Watch tonight's comeback stages below:

Seo In Guk - "With Laughter or With Tears"
Jay Park - "JOAH"
15& - "Somebody"
BTOB - "Second Confession"
M.I.B - "Nod Along"

Seo In Guk is back “With Laughter or With Tears” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 03:19 AM PDT

Seo In Guk makes a comeback as a singer after one year with a new single album and title song, "With Laughter or With Tears", showcasing his newly-found maturity.

"With Laughter or With Tears" is a soul ballad with R&B rhythms and brings out the mood of a man's honest feelings after a breakup. It is also receiving considerable attention for featuring actress Goo Hye Sun in its music video.

Seo In Guk's new single album includes the song "Would I Have Been Happy," which was written and lyricized by Goo Hye Sun, and arranged by Choi Eun Young. This is the first time one of the actress' songs will be released under another singer.

Watch Seo In Guk's comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below:

M.I.B says “Nod Along” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 03:18 AM PDT

M.I.B has returned to fans after one year with their 2nd mini album 'Money In The Building' featuring the title song, "Nod Along".

The hip hop group enlisted the help of talented and hip hop veterans for their return, with Tiger JK producing the entire album and MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae and Bizzy) featuring in the songs. The album also contains tracks that are written, composed and produced by not only Tiger JK but all four M.I.B. members as well.

Check out the comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below:

Jay Park returns with “JOAH” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 03:16 AM PDT

Talented soloist Jay Park is back! After unveiling his latest single album earlier, he returned on 'M! Countdown' stage this week with a sweet serenade in his new track, "JOAH".

"JOAH" (means "Like" in Korean) is the title song to Jay Park's new mini album of the same name, and was produced by his buddy Cha Cha Malone. It features a smooth and catchy melody, and its breezy feel is perfect for the spring.

Different from his usual charismatic stages, Jay Park appealed to the public by displaying his softer side this time, through a relaxing slow jam, "JOAH".

Check out his performance below:

15& makes their “Somebody” comeback on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 02:59 AM PDT

Following their recent comeback performance on the finale of 'K-Pop Star 2', rookie duo 15& is finally kicking off their "Somebody" promotions on weekly music programs starting on 'M! Countdown'.

"Somebody" is a track written by Shim Eunji who also wrote 15&'s debut single "I Dream", and is co-composed by Ryan S. Jhun and Antwann Frost. The song is making a huge sensation for its catchy melody, and is charted on top of major music charts.

15&'s harmony works so beautifully through "Somebody" and the song emphasizes Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin's groove and soulful voices.

Watch their performance below:

BTOB serenades with “Second Confession” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 02:54 AM PDT

BTOB made their comeback with new digital single, "Second Confession", just in time to celebrate the group's first year anniversary. They are now embarking on their promotions starting with first stage on 'M! Countdown'.

"Second Confession" is a love song about a man's feelings for his past girlfriend. The song features soft, relaxing melodies, which match well with the spring season.

This is the first time BTOB attempt for a sweet and lovely song, and it is also a thank you present from the boys to all the fans who have supported them for over a year.The group is showing a new side through a sweeter, softer appeal than that of BTOB's previous powerful performances.

Check out their performance below:

UEE poses with her birthday cake

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 01:15 AM PDT

After School's UEE updated her Me2day on 10th April with a new photo.

She wrote,"Yesterday my birthday was prepared in this way, special thanks to all who wished me, will work harder."

Fans commented,"You are sweeter than the cake","Happy Birthday","Anticipate UEE's upcoming schedule." and etc.

Song Ji Hyo is the new endorsement model for "Mr.Pizza"

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 01:12 AM PDT

 "Mr.Pizza" chose Song Ji Hyo as their new model and some still cuts from the CF filming were revealed.

Song Ji Hyo went for a retro concept this time. In the photos, she is dressed  in a red polka dot dress while  wearing a red headband, she looks like a princess from fairy tale.
When "Mr. Pizza" was asked about the reason why they chose Song Ji Hyo as their new endorsement model, they said,"Song Ji Hyo is loved and popular by all men, women and children in our country, and her image fits with the concept of our new product"

They also added,"Song Ji Hyo also showed her extremely love for pizza. Eventhough the shooting was taken in a long time but she didn't show any tireness, and she ate more than 4 pizza for the whole filming process"

In addition, "Mr.Pizza" new CF featuring Song Ji Hyo will be released on 13th.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Apink's Eunji looks tiny standing next to Kwang Soo

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 12:59 AM PDT

Apink's Eunji looks so tiny  standing next to Lee Kwang Soo.

Lee Kwang Soo will play the role of the CEO of "Fanta Entertainment",  along with Apink's Eunji and Teen Top's Niel, they will form "Fantastic Idols" group.

And some still cuts from the CF filming were released. In the photos, Eunji is dressed in a school uniform while carrying a red backpack, and there's this photo in which Eunji is standing in front of Kwang Soo, and the height difference between them has attracted much attention from netizen.

Kwang Soo is seen wearing a white fur suit and holding a long red microphone, raised the excitement and curious from many people that how he will portray his new image and they're all anticipating to watch this CF.

In addition, the new CF of Lee Kwang Soo, Eunji and Niel will be released on 12th

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Actress Kang Ye Won signs with SM C&C

Posted: 11 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Actress Kang Ye Won has officially signed with SM C&C Entertainment and is now under the same roof as Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul.

Kang Ye Won's contract with former agency Wellmade StarM expired back in October, and after the filming for her film 'The Huntresses' has come to an end, the actress joined new management agency SM C&C with a star-studded family of Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul, Han Ji Min, Gong Hyun Jin, Kang Ho Dong and more.

Meanwhile, Kang Ye Won's movie 'The Huntresses' is a fusion historical about Jin Ok (Ha Ji Won), a charismatic but random leader, Hong Dan (Kang Ye Won) the only married angel and Ga Bi (Son Ga-in), the tough and chic one.

IU halfway through new album

Posted: 10 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Singer IU has revealed that she is halfway done with her much-awaited comeback album.

Currently busy with her KBS's drama 'The Best Lee Soon Shin', IU is also preparing her new comeback album that will be released later this year. A representative stated on April 10, "She's about half done with the album. We don't know exactly what the final work will look like, but we can confirm that there will be many changes compared to her previous works."

IU also recently received a lot of attention when she announced that she will be working with legendary singer Choi Baek Ho and guitarist Park Joo Won for comeback.

TVXQ’s Changmin becomes next ‘variety-dol’ in his new program

Posted: 10 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT

TVXQ's Changmin attracted audiences' hearts by becoming next 'variety-dol' in his new KBS 2TV variety program, 'Our Neighborhood's Masters of Variety and Sports'.

Changmin has been chosen as one of the MCs for KBS' new variety show called 'Our Neighborhood's Masters of Variety and Sports' and displayed his talent as an entertainer again like he did at his first MC work on 'Moonlight Prince'.

Although his original career is being an idol, he threw away those idol characters and harmonized with other comedian MCs. In the first broadcast of the show which aired on April 9, Changmin put on funny makeup, played the spy for his team with his clumsy disguise, and showed his cute and clumsy character in a table tennis match.

Meanwhile, 'Our Neighborhood's Masters of Variety and Sports' will prepare an epic battle between viewers and the MCs every week. Every new competition will include a new sports category, celebrity team and viewers team.

FT Island reveals ‘2013 TAKE FT ISLAND’ tour schedule

Posted: 10 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT

FT Island's 2013 Asia tour itinerary has been revealed.

On April 10th, FT Island's management agency, FNC Entertainment announced that the group will soon be kicking off their 2013 tour 'TAKE FT ISLAND' which will include an Asia tour and Japan Arena Tour.

The tour initially began in Seoul last year in September and followed by recent shows in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Shanghai. FT Island will resume their 'TAKE FT ISLAND' tour and will kickstart in Beijing on April 13th. The tour will continue on to Singapore on July 27th, and in Hong Kong on August 24th.

In June, FT Island will also be starting their Japan Arena tour. It will start on June 15th in Miyagi, and will then continue in Shizuoka (June 22nd), Nagoya (June 25th~26th), Osaka (29th~30th), Nagano (July 7th) and Tokyo (July 10th~11th).

2PM’s Taecyeon cast in upcoming film ‘The Nights Before Wedding’

Posted: 10 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT

2PM's Taecyeon will make his debut on the large screen as he has been cast in the upcoming movie titled, 'The Nights Before Wedding'.

'The Nights Before Wedding' features different stories about four engaged couples who go through pre-wedding traumas and many other events. Taecyeon will play Won Chul, a capable chef engaged to nail artist So Mi, played by actress Lee Yeon Hee.

The upcoming romantic-comedy film will be directed by Hong Ji Young, who debuted with 'Kitchen' in 2009. Taecyeon will join a star studded crew, including the likes of Kim Kang Woo, Kim Hyo Jin, Joo Ji Hoon, Lee Yeon Hee, Ma Dong Seok, Lee Jee Joon and Koh Joon Hee.

'The Nights Before Wedding' will officially begin its production and shooting process this April.