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"[Part 2] Kim Jaejoong's ‘Code Name: Jackal’ Japanese Photo Moviebook!" plus 24 more

"[Part 2] Kim Jaejoong's ‘Code Name: Jackal’ Japanese Photo Moviebook!" plus 24 more

[Part 2] Kim Jaejoong's ‘Code Name: Jackal’ Japanese Photo Moviebook!

Posted: 10 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong's movie 'Code Name: Jackal' has been released in Japan and it was chosen as the #1 most-anticipated movie opening . The Japanese photo moviebook of 'Code Name: Jackal' has also been released and the part 2 of the scans can be seen below.


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Winners of the ’49th Baeksang Arts Awards’

Posted: 10 May 2013 08:00 AM PDT

The nation's leading comprehensive visual arts awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards was held at Kyunghee University on May 9th, honoring the outstanding achievements in Korean films and dramas.

Baeksang Arts Awards was established for the morale of the development of Korean pop culture, art and artists. This is the 49th awards ceremony of Baeksang which recognizes the nation's best in terms of acting, directing and other technical aspects in both Television and movies.

Winners List

Movie Category:

Daesang: Ryu Seung Ryong (Gift of Room No. 7)
Best Picture: Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King
Director: Chu Chang Min (Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King)
Top Excellence-Actor: Ha Jung Woo (Berlin Files)
Top Excellence-Actress: Kim Min Hee (Temperature of Love)
Supporting Actor: Ma Dong Seok (My Neighbor)
Supporting Actress: Jo Eunji (Concubine)
New Actor: Jo Dae Han (My Little Hero)
New Actress: Han Yeri (Korea / As One)
New Director: Jo Sung Hee (Werewolf Boy)
Screenplay: Jang Byung Gil (I Am a Murderer)
Popularity Award-Actor: Kim Dong-wan (Deranged)
Popularity Award-Actress: Park Shin-hye (Gift of Room No. 7)

TV Category:

Daesang: Yoo Jae Suk
Best Drama: The Chaser
Variety Program: Dad! Where Are We Going?
Educational Program: Korean Dinner Table
Directing: Kim Kyu Tae (That Winter, The Wind Blows)
Top Excellence-Actor: Sohn Hyun-joo (The Chaser)
Top Excellence-Actress: Kim Hee-ae (A Wife's Credentials)
New Actor: Lee Hee Joon (You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly)
New Actress: A Pink's Jung Eunji (Reply 1997)
Variety-Male Performer: Kim Byung Man (Kim Byung-man's Laws of the Jungle)
Variety-Female Performer: Shin Bora (Gag Concert)
Scriptwriting: Park Kyung Soo (The Chaser)
Popularity Award-Actor: Park Yoochun (I Miss You)
Popularity Award-Actress: Kwon Yuri (Fashion King)
Social Contribution Award: Ahn Sungki

Pregnant Sunye returns back to Korea with husband

Posted: 10 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Wonder Girls' Sunye has returned to Korea.

According to JYP Entertainment, Sunye and her husband returned to Korea on May 3rd. The newly married couple moved to Canada after their wedding early this year and they returned back in their home country to spend time with family and close ones.

A representative stated, "We don't know the details, but we hear that Sunye is enjoying herself by meeting her family and close friends."

Sunye is currently 4 months pregnant, and it has been revealed that she's monitoring their health by regularly visiting the hospital with her husband.

Sohee denies herself as Niel’s “Miss S” + Andy apologizes

Posted: 10 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Recently, Shinhwa's Andy appeared as a guest on MBC's 'Radio Star' and made the ambiguous remark, revealing that a girl group member is interested in dating Teen Top's Niel. Though he did not reveal the girl's identity, he did say that her name begins with the letter "S" and is affiliated with JYP Entertainment.

Many people started getting curious about who the "Miss S" is, and as Sohee's name started getting talked about, she firmly refused it for herself. One of her fans asked on Twitter, "Are you the Miss S?" and Sohee firmly replied, "No."

Andy also apologized for causing this controversy on his official homepage. He wrote, "I'm sincerely apologize for causing many people trouble. I'll be more careful on broadcast from now on. I'm sorry."

T-ara N4 to give autographed hip-hop caps to fans

Posted: 10 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

T-ara's first subunit T-ara N4 will give a special gift to their fans.

T-ara N4 will be throwing their autographed hip hop caps, which they actually wear on the stage, to the audiences at 'Dream Concert' on May 11th. The unit already gave caps at the end of their performances of "Countryside Life" earlier today on 'Osong Music Bank Special'.

T-ara N4 has a unique title song "Countryside Life", that follows a hip-hop style and with similar outfits. Each stage, they will give autographed caps as special giveaway event for the fans who have shown love and support for the group.

With a unique fusion of traditional Korean music and hip hop, T-ara N4 will be making a special stage with 35 samulnori (Korean traditional dance) dancers on 'Osong Music Bank Special', 'Dream Concert' and 'Inkigayo'.

Jeon Ji Hyun shows off her curves in yoga suits

Posted: 10 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Actress Jeon Ji Hyun flaunted her sexy aura in a new photo shoot.

The actress participated in a new Yoga collection pictorial for outdoor label Reebok. The photos were released recently, showing Jeon Ji Hyun's unchanging beauty and flawless body shape.

In the pictorial, Jeon Ji Hyun poses in a yoga position wearing an outfit made by Reebok as part of the company's advertisement campaign for the product. Her sexy curves are highlighted by the skin-tight outfits.

A representative of the company stated, "We are trying to deliver the message that fitness not only benefits the body but also make things healthy for society."

Kang Min Kyung displays her silky smooth legs

Posted: 10 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Davichi's Kang Min Kyung flaunts her silky smooth legs as she celebrates the release of a new razor for women.

On May 9th, Kang Min Kyung attended the 'Gillette Venus Embrace Premiere Event' which was held at O'live Young store in Myungdong, as the brand's official advertisement model. During the event, she signed autographs, held photo session and more.

Kang Min Kyung appeared in a white mini dress and impressed the public with her flawless, smooth legs and amazing body shape, which drew envy among attendees.

Lee Hyori’s live practice video for “Miss Korea” revealed

Posted: 10 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

The queen of K-Pop Lee Hyori has revealed a live practice video of preview track "Miss Korea" to whet fans' appetite for her much awaited return to the music stage.

On May 9th, the chief director of Lee Hyori's management agency uploaded a video on his Twitter and wrote, "These guys are having fun." In the video, Lee Hyori is performing live her new song "Miss Korea" accompanied with her boyfriend Lee Sang Soon in the guitar.

"Miss Korea" is written and composed by Lee Hyori herself and contains the catchy chorus. The song immediately achieved an all-kill on several music websites upon its release on May 6th.

Han Hye Jin and Ki Sung Yong to marry in July

Posted: 10 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT

After initially denying wedding rumors, it has been revealed that actress Han Hye Jin and popular soccer player Ki Sung Yong will actually be tying the knot this coming July.

Han Hye Jin's agency Namoo Actors confirmed, "Han Hye Jin and Ki Sung Yong decided to get married very recently. With trust and love, both of them agreed to marry."

With only 4 months into their relationship, the public is speculating it might be a shot-gun marriage. The agency denied the rumors explaining, "Han Hye Jin needs to continue acting before and after her wedding. It will be difficult for her to be pregnant."

In the meantime, Han Hye Jin needs to continue shooting for her drama 'When Man Fall in Love' from 11th of May. Also her future groom, Ki Sung Yong is still staying in England because he is in middle of the season.

Alledged victim drops sexual assault charge against Park Si Hoo

Posted: 10 May 2013 03:59 AM PDT

It has been revealed that the alledged victim in the Park Si Hoo case has dropped the sexual assault charge against the actor.

According the Seoul Western District Police Department on May 10, the accuser has officially dropped her suit against Park Si Hoo, who has followed by dropping his own suit against her. Now, all that's left are the counter lawsuits between the actor and his former agency, and the victim's friend.

The public has been left confused at the sudden turn of events. Some have speculated that Park Si Hoo and the accuser have reached an agreement, but sources close to Park Si Hoo have denied the claims. A public prosecutor stated in a press conference that he does not know why both sides decided to drop the charges.

130510 Cho Yong Pil wins with “Bounce” + Performances from ‘Music Bank in O-Song’

Posted: 10 May 2013 04:11 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The May 10th episode of the show which is a 'K-POP Festival' special features the anticipated comeback performances from B1A4 and Nine Muses. Other performers tonight included SHINee, INFINITE, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, SECRET, Jay Park, uBEAT, Lyn, Seo In Guk, Juniel, K.Will, T-ara N4, BTOB, M.I.B, C-CLOWN, Hong Dae Kwang and HISTORY.

And for the highlight of the show, Cho Yong Pil won on this week's K-Chart with his latest title track, "Bounce"!

Congratulations Cho Yong Pil!

Tonight's Performances


Hong Dae Kwang






T-ara N4





Seo In Guk





Jay Park









Watch tonight's comeback stages below:

B1A4 - "What's Happening?"
Nine Muses - "Wild"

B1A4 asks “What’s Happening?” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 10 May 2013 03:26 AM PDT

After B1A4 made their anticipated return with the release of their 4th mini-album 'What's Happening?', the group is ready to take the spotlight with their comeback promotions on this week's 'Music Bank'!

B1A4 is coming back with a totally different look once again, clearly showing their uniqueness. The title song to the new album also titled "What's Happening?" was written by the group's leader Jinyoung.

Check out their performance below!

Nine Muses make sexy and “Wild” comeback on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 10 May 2013 03:03 AM PDT

The "model-dol" Nine Muses are returning to fans once again with their much-anticipated new mini album. Diving straight to their promotions, the sexy ladies kicked off their first comeback performance of "Wild" on 'Music Bank'.

Going to the same sexy route, the lovely ladies of Nine Muses flaunt their oozing charisma in a sexy and "Wild" concept. While the group is joining the flood of May comebacks, they are confident that they will win audiences' hearts by maximizing the group's Asian beauty and own, unique charms.

Check out their performance below!

130510 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 10 May 2013 01:42 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- SHINee
- 4minute
- B1A4
SHINee, INFINITE, BEAST, SISTAR, 4minute, SECRET, Jay Park, B1A4, uBEAT, Lyn, Seo In Guk, Juniel, K.Will, T-ara N4, BTOB, M.I.B, Nine Muses, C-CLOWN, Hong Dae Kwang, HISTORY

Sooyoung shines in unedited photo

Posted: 10 May 2013 01:30 AM PDT

Recently, an unedited photo of Girl's Generation Sooyoung has heated up online communities again, receiving much attention.

On May 8th, Sooyoung shot a commercial for DOUBLE M's 'Hot Summer line' at LAUM, Seoul, flaunting her perfect figure and sexy legs. Though the photo is not edited, she still shines with model pose and attractive look.

Meanwhile, Sooyoung has been recently selected as muse of fashion brand DOUBLE M, and her commercial will be released soon.
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Gaon Chart releases rankings for April 28 – May 4

Posted: 10 May 2013 12:00 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 April 28, 2013 – May 4, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Roy Kim : "Bom Bom Bom"

2. 4minute : "What's Your Name?"

3. Akdong Musician : "I Love You"

4. Geeks ft. Ailee : "Wash Away"

5. Psy : "Gentleman"

6. Vibe : "For The Last Time"

7. SECRET : "YooHoo"

8. Cho Yong Pil : "Bounce"

9. Cho Yong Pil ft. Verbal Jint : "Hello"

10. LYn ft. Junhyung : "Breakable Heart"


Weekly Album Chart

1. SHINee : "Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions Of Me" [3rd Album]

2. Cho Yong Pil : "Hello" [19th Album]

3. T-ara N4 : "Countryside Life" [1st Single]

4. Teen Top : "No.1 Repackage Special Edition"

5. Younha : "Just Listen" [2nd Mini Album]

6. Hello Venus : "Would You Stay For Tea?" [3rd Mini Album]

7. SECRET : "Letter From SECRET" [4th Mini Album]

8. Geeks : "Backpack" [1st Album]

9. TaeTiSeo : "Twinkle" [1st Mini Album]

10. VDalmoon : "Where"

< Last week's rankings

‘Birth of a Great Star 3’ winner Han Dong Geun joins Pledis Entertainment

Posted: 09 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT

'Birth of a Great Star 3' winner Han Dong Geun has become label mates of singer Son Dambi and girl group After School.

Pledis Entertainment announced that Han Dong Geun signed an exclusive contract with the label and he's now preparing for his official debut. The agency added, "We're going to give full support for him, whose musical ability has been proven through 'Birth of a Great Star 3'."

Han Dong Geun was nicknamed "the monster" during his appearance on 'Birth of a Great Star 3'. He particularly grabbed attention after performing the Eagles' "Desperado" thanks to his unique voice.

Pledis added, "His new music is coming up, though the detailed schedule for his debut album is not settled yet."

CNBLUE’s Jungshin cast in new drama with Uhm Tae Woong

Posted: 09 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After his successful drama 'My Daughter, Seoyoung', CNBLUE's bassist Lee Jungshin has been cast in his second project through KBS 2TV upcoming historical drama 'Knife and Flower'.

Challenging himself with a new role, Jungshin will be taking up the role of Si Woo, a skilled and charismatic warrior, who's also very romantic toward the king's daughter Moo Young (played by Kim Ok Bin). He protects her like a shadow and has only loved her his whole life.

Jungshin joins Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Ok Bin in the upcoming new Wednesday-Thursday drama involving martial arts, love and revenge. It tells about the story of King Yeon Choong's daughter Moo Young falling in love with son of Yeon Gaesomun, who killed her father.

Psy’s “Gentleman” breaks 300 million views on Youtube

Posted: 09 May 2013 10:40 PM PDT

Psy's new single "Gentleman" has been viewed more than 300 million times since it was released on YouTube last month. The music video is now number 26 on the all-time most watched list on YouTube.

The milestone was reached 26 days after its release and 17 days after the new video broke the 200 million mark on April 22. Psy is still keeping the first place of highest hit ever on YouTube with his mega hit single "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" seems to follow the track in shorter time.

The news is raising hopes that Psy may bounce back in the Billboard Hot 100 this week, after "Gentleman" plunged from No.5 to No.26 spot last week.

Shinhwa sells out limited edition album ‘The Classic’

Posted: 09 May 2013 10:20 PM PDT

Already causing waves of success, legendary group Shinhwa has sold out the limited edition album of its upcoming 11th album, 'The Classic'.

According to a press release by the group's agency SHINHWA Company, all 40,000 copies of the limited edition album were sold out seconds after opening pre-orders in May 8th, reconfirming Shinhwa's popularity even in the crowded music scene.

As reported earlier, fans rushed to several different music sites to make their order on the limited edition album and even crashed the server of music websites due to the mass influx of traffic.

The special edition album was produced with black tin case, and it will include 100 page photo book, which was directed by photographer Cho Sun Hee. The album is set to be released on May 16th.

[SHINHWA will perform at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia performance on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE]

2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia Postponed Until Further Notice

Posted: 09 May 2013 10:08 PM PDT

The organizers regret to inform that the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia originally scheduled on Sunday, 12 May 2013 at Stadium Merdeka has been postponed until further notice.

In light of the recent developments in Malaysia, the event is postponed to ensure that the wellbeing of the general public is well taken care off. The decision has been made after much deliberation from the organizers as well as their international partners.

The organizers sincerely apologize for inconveniences caused and will make an announcement on the new show date within a month from today. For existing ticket holders who are unable to attend the showcase at the re-scheduled date, they would be informed on the refund method for their tickets.

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Shinhwa releases MV teaser for “This Love”

Posted: 09 May 2013 10:04 PM PDT

Legendary group Shinhwa, who's celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is gearing up for a comeback with their 11th album this May. The music video teaser for the group's upcoming single "This Love" has been unveiled.

"This Love" is said to be a gift to Shinhwa by Lee McCutcheon, Andrew Jackson, and James Flannigan, who were also in charge of Shinhwa's previous hit, "Venus". The music video teaser features the members showing the voguing dance that was first ever tried among all idol groups.

Shinhwa's 11th album 'The Classic' comes one year and two months after their 10th album, 'The Return'. The album will be released on May 16th.

Check out the teaser below!

[SHINHWA will perform at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia performance on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE]

More of Wonder Girls Sohee’s ‘8seconds’ pictorial revealed

Posted: 09 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT

The lovely Wonder Girls member Sohee recently became the latest muse of SPA brand '8seconds.' More of her photos for the brand have been unveiled, showing what's hot this summer.

The main concept of the pictorial was to show the main items from the summer collection. Sohee is seen wearing vivid colored micro pants matched with breezy crop tops. Known to be trend setter and fashionista off the stage, she showed various poses and looks like a professional.

N:SONIC returns with “Lie” music video

Posted: 09 May 2013 09:05 PM PDT

Male group N:SONIC is finally making their long-awaited comeback to the music scene with their new single, "Lie"!

On May 10th, the group also unveiled the full music video for the song. "Lie" is produced by new songwriter team, One Punch, and the music video was directed by director Lee Joong Won.

According to their management, "All of the 7 boys gathered again after a long break. They will be doing their best to appeal their talents, and please show them a lot of warm supports."

Check out the MV below!

Swings releases MV teaser for “Would You” with Seo In Guk and NS Yoonji

Posted: 09 May 2013 08:47 PM PDT

Rapper Swings has just released a music video teaser for upcoming single, "Would You".

To be released on May 13th, "Would You" is already garnering much attention as it features singer Seo In Guk. Brand New Music has been releasing various teasers, hinting on their anticipated collaboration.

In addition, singer NS Yoonji will be starring on Swings' latest music video. She is seen wearing the cast, piquing the curiousity about the storyline of the "Would You" music video.

Check out the teaser below!