Thursday, June 27, 2013

"FT Island’s upcoming single chosen as CM song for Japan’s TV ad" plus 24 more

"FT Island’s upcoming single chosen as CM song for Japan’s TV ad" plus 24 more

FT Island’s upcoming single chosen as CM song for Japan’s TV ad

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

FT Island's upcoming Japanese single has been chosen as the CM song of a TV advertisement.

The group will release their 11th Japanese single titled 'Theory of Happiness' on July 24. The title song of the same name has been chosen as the CM song of the TV advertisement of Japanese dining company, 'Sukiya'.

Sukiya is a major dining company in Japan which owns 1900 branches over the country. The TV ads featuring FT Island's track will be aired starting on June 23.

Meanwhile, "Theory of Happiness" is also chosen as the ending theme song for Japanese animated film 'Toriko' which will be released on July 27th.

G-Dragon to launch his own Vitamin Water product

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon will be launching his own Vitamin Water product.

G-Dragon has participated in Glaceau Vitamin Water's new campaign "G-Creator Project" and presented his very own trendy design for the brand. The collaboration product "G-CREATOR" is set to hit the local market next month.

In the past, Vitamin Water has collaborated with various pop culture icons, including Mr.Verbal and 50cent.

Meanwhile, G-Dragon will also participate in 'G-Creator Special Party' in Seoul along YG Entertainment labelmates Tablo and Lee Hi, to celebrate the launching of the new project.

UEE gives summer tip to her fans

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT

After School's UEE wrote on her me2day account, "Everyone, the temperature has been unstable recently, please be careful not to catch a cold. Summer colds are really bad~!!"

Attached the post is lovely selca of UEE, showing cute facial expressions while posing for the camera. Netizens who saw the post commented, "Take care of yourself too", "Don't worry", "You look beautiful" and more.

Meanwhile, UEE is currently busy promoting "First Love" with After School as well as filming for SBS 'Barefoot Friends'.

Suzy denies dating rumors with Kim Soo Hyun

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Suzy denied dating rumors between her and actor Kim Soo Hyun.

During a press conference for the conclusion of MBC's 'Gu Family Book', Suzy addressed the surrounding dating rumor with Kim Soo Hyun. She said, "I've never heard the rumor before. No one told me about it. We're just close friends."

Suzy added, "Kim Soo Hyun and I still contact each other. I saw his movie preview, but recently, we have been too busy to contact each other frequently. I guess the rumors came out because we're so close."

HyunA needs 10 more years of dancing to catch up with Kahi?

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 05:31 AM PDT

Former After School member, Kahi, is receiving much attention after evaluating HyunA's dancing ability.

On the June 26th episode of MBC's 'Radio Star', Kahi, Goo Joon Yup, Park Myung Soo, and Don Spike appeared as guests representing the 'emperors of the nightlife'.

During the show, the MCs compared Kahi with 4minute's HyunA, who are both known as top female idol dancers. When asked who is better, Kahi answered, "Even from my point of view, I think HyunA dances in a really pretty way." However, she jokingly added, "But she still has 10 years to go in order to catch up with me."

After the broadcast, Kahi left a comment on her Twitter saying, "HyunA, you know that I love you, right?", clearing up any misunderstandings.

Girl group VIVID will leave you “Breathless” in comeback MV

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 05:08 AM PDT

Rookie girl group VIVID is back in the music scene with their first studio album "Breathless" along with full music video for the title song of the same name.

Released on June 27, "Breathless" is an electronic dance track that perfectly matches with the concept of the R&B/dance girl group. This marks VIVID comeback after a long hiatus since the release of debut single "You Are Busted" in March 2012.

Check out the MV below!

Jo Jung Seok sings a love song for IU

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 04:42 AM PDT

Jo Jung Seok will be confessing his love for IU through a love song as part of the official soundtrack of KBS' drama, 'You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin'.

On the 30th episode of the drama, Junho (Jo Jung Seok) played the guitar and sang a song for Soon Shin (IU) by the campfire. Right after the broadcast, the viewers showed much interest for the song Jo Jung Seok had sung.

The song is titled "I Love You So Much" and will be fully released on June 28th. The song is a bright medium-tempo number that features light acoustic guitar and percussion sounds, and dramatic arrangements. It was co-written by Lee Hyun Seung and No Joo Hwan, who wrote a great number of hit OSTs.

SHINee releases collaborative collection with SKECHERS

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 04:12 AM PDT

As previously reported, SHINee designed for SKECHERS as a form of collaboration project with the brand and Naver. Starting on June 26, SHINee's t-shirts and hats became available for pre-sale order through 'SKECHER SHOP' of NAVER's online shopping website.

On June 27, SM Entertainment also revealed BTS footage from the design meeting held at Seoul's Cheongdamdong on June 4th. SHINee designed the t-shirts and hats, which fully reflect each of members' individuality and unique style.

SHINee SKECHERS collaboration line comes in 5 hats and 5 t-shirts and is available for pre-sale order through NAVER shopping website from June 26 to July 16.

Check out the clip below:

[130627] SISTAR wins double crown on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 03:43 AM PDT

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

The June 27th episode of the show was hosted by --. Tonight's show features highly anticipated comeback performances from girl group Girl's Day and singer Roy Kim.

Other performers tonight included SISTAR, EXO, MBLAQ, Ivy, Lim Kim, VIXX, After School, Rainbow, Dal Shabet, Henry, 100%, Baek Ah Yeon, BTS, 2EYES and Bumkey.

And for the highlight of the show, SISTAR won on this week's chart with their latest single, "Give It To Me"!

Congratulations SISTAR!

Tonight's Performances:




Baek Ah Yeon



Dal Shabet


After School


Lim Kim





Watch tonight's comeback stages below:

Girl's Day - "Female President"
Roy Kim - "Love Love Love"

Roy Kim serenades fans with “Love Love Love” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 03:26 AM PDT

Returning with another three-word title, Roy Kim is embarking on his new promotion with new title song, "Love Love Love" starting with his first performance today on 'M! Countdown'.

"Love Love Love" is the title song to his first full-length album of the same name, which was released on June 25. It is a track with a cheerful melody, and is composed and written by Roy Kim himself.

Check out his performance below:

Girl’s Day are sexy “Female President” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 03:24 AM PDT

Showing off yet another sexy transformation, the ladies of Girl's Day are back transforming into "Female President" on their first comeback performance on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Female President" is the title song to the repackage edition of their 1st studio album, 'Expectation' titled, 'The Female President'. It is a catchy song about girls who take the initiative to confess their love.

Girl's Day shows a more sleek and sexy style as the members captivate the fans with their new sexy 'nine-tailed fox' choreography.

Watch their performance below:

Gyuri and Cheondung’s drama ‘Nailshop Paris’ to air overseas

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 02:00 AM PDT

KARA member Gyuri and MBLAQ member Cheondung's TV series 'Nailshop Paris' will be broadcasting overseas to Japan.

The drama, which airs through MBC Queen and MBC Dramanet, will go on air in Japan starting July 14 through Japan's DATV. The drama will have a total of 12 episodes, two more than its running in Korea, containing undisclosed footage.

Other countries such as China, Philippines and other Asian countries are currently in the works of having this drama broadcasted as well.

SISTAR renews endorsement deal with ‘Pelicana’

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 01:00 AM PDT

SISTAR will continue being the face of fried chicken brand, 'Pelicana'.

It has been revealed that the popular girl group, who serves as endorsement models for Pelicana has renewed their contract for another year. SISTAR is the brand's first girl group model and also the first to renew the contract

SISTAR finished shooting the advertisements on June 24. Despite their busy schedule with their promotions, they participated in the filming for a total of 12 hours, earning compliments from the staffs.

SHINee, BoA and T-ara QBS fare well on Oricon chart

Posted: 27 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Hallyu artists SHINee, BoA and T-ara QBS have made a pleasant debut on Japan's Oricon chart.

SHINee's second Japanese album, 'Boys Meet U', which was released on June 26th, debuted at the No.2 spot of Oricon's Daily Album Chart. The album sold 36,402 copies on a single day, proving the group's popularity in the country.

Also, T-ara's sub-unit QBS, formed of members Qri, Boram and Soyeon, nabbed seventh place on the same chart with debut single, "Like The Wind". BoA's 32nd single album "Tail of Hope" landed on No.11.

4minute’s “Is it Poppin’?” deemed unfit for broadcast by KBS

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT

4minute's upcoming single, "Is it Poppin'?" was deemed inappropriate for broadcast by KBS.

On June 26, KBS announced that 4minute's upcoming single, "Is it Poppin'?" has been deemed unfit for broadcast due to its lyrics. The problem came from the English word "ass" included in the song's lyrics.

Cube Entertainment plans to modify the lyrics and re-submit the song for review.

4minute is set to release "Is it Poppin'?" (previously referred as "The Water's Fine") on June 28. The song is a hip-hop dance number with catchy melody line, and will contain 4minute's
unique colors.

Phillip Choi rages on Twitter defending celebrity soldiers

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actor Phillip Choi has been embroiled in criticism due to his tweet supporting the celebrity soldiers that were spotted visiting massage parlors.

On June 25, the actor tweeted, "What is this 'In Depth 21'? A group of fools? What do they want from digging into private lives? Crazy bastards! Are you guys so clean yourselves?"

His rant quickly spread through different portal sites and immediately hit with backlash from netizens. With such attention, Phillip Choi deleted his message and explained he did not watch the show and made a premature judgment.

Baek Ji Young has a miscarriage four months into pregnancy

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 10:59 PM PDT

Newly-wed couple Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won are having the saddest time in their life.

According to a report, Baek Ji Young has recently got a miscarriage on June 27 at around 10 AM (KST). The tragedy came only four months into her pregnancy. The expectant mother and her husband are currently in shock with the loss.

Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won previously tied the knot after two years of relationship on June 2nd. They revealed the singer's pregnancy in May.

Baek Ah Yeon reveals guerilla concert footage on LOEN’s ‘Run To You’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 10:27 PM PDT

Singer Baek Ah Yeon held a guerilla concert at Lotte World.

Through Loen TV's new segment 'Run To You', Baek Ah Yeon revealed the footage from her guerilla concert that took place at the Lotte World on June 21. The one-hour summer concert includes her live performance of her latest title song, "A Good Boy".

Check out the clip below.

Davichi to release summer single ‘Memories of Summer’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 10:03 PM PDT

The duo of Davichi is planning to captivate music fans' hearts once again with their new sound!

Core Contents Media announced that Davichi will release the digital single 'Memories of Summer' on July 4th. The title song is called "It's Because I Miss You Today" and it is composed by producer Choi Kyu Sung. It is a song of medium tempo and it reaches to the peak with sad lyrics.

Davichi had a successful promotions earlier this year, achieving 'triple crowns' on music charts with three different songs including "Turtle", "Just The Two Of Us" and "Be Warmed".

CJ E&M says Roy Kim and Park Soo Jin aren’t seeing each other anymore

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 09:25 PM PDT

After Roy Kim and actress Park Soo Jin have been caught up in love rumors, both their agencies checked with the stars themselves before releasing an official stance. Although the two did go on a few dates in the past, Roy Kim's agency confirmed that they're currently not in a relationship.

A representative from CJ E&M revealed, "It is true they met a few times with good feelings toward each other but they are not seeing each other anymore and aren't dating."

Meanwhile, Park Soo Jin nor her agency have responded to the report yet.

Earlier today, a local media outlet had reported that Roy Kim and Park Soo Jin had been dating for four months. According to the report, they became very close after meeting in MBC radio show and started dating not too long after.

Crayon Pop dances to three title tracks in new choreography video

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:59 PM PDT

Five-member rookie group Crayon Pop continues to give their fans more entertainment by releasing a dance practice video of their three title tracks.

Dressed in their trademark tracksuit with skirt and helmet, Crayon Pop danced to a compilation version of their three title tracks including debut single "Bing Bing", "Dancing Queen" and their latest addictive single, "Bar Bar Bar".

Check out the clip below!

Ulala Session releases ‘Memory’ mini album

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:44 PM PDT

After a long break, Ulala Session is returning to the music scene with new mini album titled, 'Memory'.

The title song "I'll Be There" was composed by producer Fish In Water, and the lyrics were co-written by famous lyricist Kim Ea Na and Ulala Session members.

The album 'Memory' also includes pre-released track "Fertilizer" as well as "Memory", and "TAQ…Remember" which is the last song written by leader Lim Yoon Taek, who passed away earlier this year.

Take a listen to the tracks below:

Dear (Intro)


I'll Be There


Sweet Sorrow releases new single “Just Get Away (You Deserve It)”

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:34 PM PDT

Coming back with completely different concept, vocal group Sweet Sorrow release their latest single and join the summer war!

On June 27, Sweet Sorrow release their new single "Just Get Away (You Deserve It)" which is a bright and upbeat song unlike their previous romantic and ballad tracks. A music video for the song is expected to be released today, which is filled with fun antics.

Listen to the track below.


Skull&HaHa releases “REGGAErilla” MV

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:27 PM PDT

HaHa and reggae musician Skull have joined hands once again and release a summer reggae album together!

On June 27, Skull&HaHa, whose last collaboration was last July with their single "Busan Vacance," released their latest collaborative single titled, "REGGAErilla". The music video for the song also features host Kim Jae Dong who ended up partying with the crowd.

HaHa and Skull will then embark on a fan event overseas in July and tour Korea in August.

Check out the MV below!

A-JAX to return with second mini album ‘Insane’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 08:08 PM PDT

Rookie boy group A-JAX is returning to the music stage with their upcoming second mini album titled, 'Insane'.

A-JAX's official Twitter released a teaser image along with the message, "A-JAX Comeback Soon", announcing that they will be joining the July comeback rush. The self-designed teaser image shows their own transformation in music, choreography and fashion.

A-JAX debuted under DSP Media last year with singles "ONE 4 U" and "Hot Game", followed by first mini album, "2MYX" at the end of last year.