Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"SM Entertainment to open pop-up store in Seoul" plus 24 more

"SM Entertainment to open pop-up store in Seoul" plus 24 more

SM Entertainment to open pop-up store in Seoul

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

SM Entertainment will be launching a pop-up store this week.

The pop-up store will open at the Lotte Department Store's Young Plaza in Myeongdong and will be offering customers SM artist-related items. The store will be filled 65 different types of merchandise from fashion items to beauty products, limited new photos and life-size posters.

Due to the great success of EXO's first studio album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)', the store will provide variety of EXO items including daily goods, stationary, clothes and more.

SM Entertainment's pop-up store will be open on June 28.

KARA’s Seungyeon and 2AM’s Jinwoon to dub for animated film, ‘Epic’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

KARA's Seungyeon and 2AM's Jinwoon will be lending their voices for Hollywood animated film, 'Epic'.

The two idols will dub the Korean version of the animated fantasy film which will hit Korean theaters on August 7. Seungyeon will be taking on the role of Mary Katherine (MK) while Jinwoon will act the voice of male leading role Nod, the rebellious warrior of a sacred wood.

Seungyeon commented, "I normally like animations so I took this opportunity". Jinwoon also shared, "This is my first time dubbing for an animated film, so it was difficult at first. But it was fun and interesting experience."

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung rising as new fashion icon

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung, who is currently starring in tvN's drama 'Dating Agency: Cyrano', is getting much attention for displaying her great sense of fashion.

In each episode, Sooyoung appears wearing different high-fashion items including costumes, bags, and accessories. These items have been selling out right after the broadcast, proving herself as the rising new fashion icon.

Sooyoung is also getting a great number of compliments for her great acting in 'Dating Agency: Cyrano'. Taking up the lead role for the first time, she is drawing many fans attention with her natural acting, and bright and lovely character.

SISTAR wins on ‘Show Champion’ + Other Performances

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 06:00 AM PDT

MBC Music's 'Show Champion' is back this week full of amazing performances.

On the June 26th episode, the four ladies of SISTAR won the title of 'Champion Song' this week with their latest title track, "Give It To Me".

In addition, the show features great performances from MBLAQ, IVY, EXO, Henry, Dal Shabet, Rainbow, Lim Kim, Bumkey, VIXX, Bangtan Boys, Sunny Hill, Led Apple, Baek Ah Yeon, Boys Republic, CrayonPop, 2EYES and BBde Girl.

Tonight's Performances:





Sunny Hill

Dal Shabet

Crayon Pop

Girl’s Day’s Yura explains controversial outfit in new MV

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Girl's Day recently returned with a sexier concept for repackaged album 'The Female President' and Yura became the center of attention due to her controversial outfit in new music video.

On June 25th, Girl's Day's management agency, Dream Tea Entertainment, explained, "Yura's outfit is a one-piece tights. She did not expose a single part of her body", denying the claim that she over-exposed her body.

In "The Female President" music video, Yura appeared in a tight nude-tone outfit, creating an optical illusion as if she is wearing see-through clothes. It drew the attention of the netizens claiming that she exposed parts of her body while making a sexy pose.

Suzy thanks everyone for supporting ‘Gu Family Book’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 05:00 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy recently shared her thoughts with regards to the ending of the MBC's drama series, 'Gu Family Book'.

On June 26, Suzy, who had starred in the drama as Dam Yeo Wool, shared, "I learned a lot from this drama. I was taken care of by many people like the director and senior actors so I was able to gain more confidence. It was easy to act out Yeo wool because her personality is a lot like mine."

She also expressed her gratitude towards director and Lee Seung Gi, "The director doesn't talk much but whenever he would say I did well after shoots, I would stay up nights with happiness. I felt like Yeo Wool for real and Lee Seung Gi oppa big brother also was like Kang Chi."

Suzy concluded, "I am grateful many people loved what I did. I never felt tired thanks to the love. I'll return with a better me next time."

Ulala Session releases album tracklist for ‘Memory’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Ahead of their comeback, Ulala Session released the full tracklist for their upcoming mini album titled, 'Memory'.

'Memory' will include four new tracks excluding the intro and two instrumentals. The title track, "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 will also include 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.

Ulala Session will release the new mini album on June 27.

BoA’s Hollywood film ‘Make Your Move 3D’ reveals intense trailer

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 04:02 AM PDT

BoA's Hollywood film, 'Make Your Move 3D' (formerly known as 'Cobu 3D') released its official trailer featuring lead cast members, BoA and American dancer-actor Derek Hough.

BoA retweeted, "'Make Your Move 3D' official trailer has finally been released! In Europe, it will be released in July", and shared the trailer showing BoA's dancing skills and romantic kissing scene.

Check out the video below.

Lee Yeon Hee goes for blonde pixie cut for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 03:40 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yeon Hee shows dramatic transformation for her latest pictorial for fashion magazine, 'Harper's Bazaar'.

Lee Yeon Hee put on a wig for the first time and rocked a full blown pixie cut. Remaining classy and sensible, she dressed up in elegant gowns and suits for a gorgeous and chic looks. The actress let out her full potential and become an androgynous beauty.

The full pictorials can be seen on July issue of Harper's Bazaar Korea magazine.

Rainbow’s Jaekyung shares hilarious ‘conversation’ with dogs

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 03:12 AM PDT

Rainbow's Jaekyung displayed her 4D personality, making her fans love her even more.

On June 26, Rainbow's official Youtube channel shared a short and random clip of Jaekyung having a hilarious conversation with dogs. The dorky leader seems to be exchanging words with two dog friends by cutely barking with each other.

Check out the clip below!

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri and YoonA to release duet together?

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 02:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation member Yuri's latest post on her Instagram is creating huge buzz, possibly hinting at a collaboration release with fellow member YoonA.

On June 25, Yuri posted a photo of herself with YoonA on her Instagram along with the message, "Coming soon #yoonyul #ilikeyou", teasing fans of a possible collaboration currently in the works.

She previously posted a photo of lyrics sheet saying, "Recording #Jungeun-ah♥ #shinyshiny", raising curiousity. Fans are speculating that Yuri might be recording for the OST of her upcoming movie titled, 'No Breathing'.

What do you think?

2PM’s Junho to host variety show in Japan

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 01:00 AM PDT

2PM's member Junho, who is gearing up to make a Japanese solo debut this coming July, is set to appear on his own variety show in Japan.

According to JYP Entertainment, Junho will host a variety show titled 'JUNHO SAY YES Friendship' to be aired through Japan's MXTV channel starting on July 4th.

Under the theme of 'friend-making', the variety program centers on Junho inviting several guests and builds friendly relationship with them.

Last year, MXTV channel also launched a program, '2PM&2AM Wander Trip', hosted by brother groups, 2PM and 2AM.

Meanwhile, Junho will be releasing his first solo Japanese album 'Kimi no Koe' ('Your Voice') on July 24th.

FT Island tops Yamano Music’s weekly chart with ‘RATED-FT’

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT

FT Island continues to storm local music charts with its latest Japanese release.

The band's third Japanese full length album 'RATED-FT', which was released on June 24, ranked top on K-Pop weekly album chart accumulated by one of Japan's largest music websites, 'Yamano Music'.

'RATED-FT' contains 11 tracks in total, including title song 'Freedom' as well as a few number of tracks personally composed and written by the members. The album has been receiving high praises as it shows FT Island's color very vividly.

Han Hye Jin and Ki Sung Yong are legally married couple

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Han Hye Jin and Ki Sung Yong are officially a married couple.

On June 25th, Han Hye Jin's management agency, NAMOO ACTORS, announced that Han Hye Jin met up with Ki Sung Yong right after an advertisement shooting, and completed their marriage registration at the Seocho District Office.

The couple will have the actual wedding ceremony on July 1st, but they decided to register their marriage early on due to the lack of time. Ki Sung Yong is currently busy for the new soccer season and he will be leaving to England on July 2nd right after their wedding.

KPop Who Am I #24

Posted: 26 Jun 2013 07:05 AM PDT

Guess today's photo quiz:

-- Answers ---

Number 1 is T-ara's Ji Yeon

Number 2 is Se7en

Number 3 is Sistar's Dasom

Number 4 is FT Island's Jong Hun

Lee Hyori to resume promotions with “Going Crazy”

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After wrapping up her promotions for "Bad Girls", Lee Hyori will be returning to the stage with her track, "Going Crazy".

According to B2M Entertainment, Lee Hyori will resume her promotional activities with "Going Crazy" starting on KBS 'Music Bank' on June 28th, followed by appearances on other music shows. She is set to wrap up promotions by the end of next month.

After her comeback with 'MONOCHROME' in May, Lee Hyori only promoted on weekly music programs for only two weeks. She explained through her Twitter, "The reason why am I taking a break? It's because I want a break. There's no other reason… Why do you keep asking?".

Rookie group MR.MR to make a comeback in July

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Rookie group MR.MR will join the long list of artists who'll be making a comeback this July.

The group updated their official fan cafe with a teaser photo, counting down to their return to the music scene. In addition to photos of the members, the teaser announced that MR.MR will pre-release its title song on July 5 followed by first mini-album release on the 8th.

MR.MR debuted with first single "Who's That Girl" last year and returned with "Highway" in January. The group is comprised by five manly members Jin, Changjae, Tei, Doyeon and Ryu.

B.A.P confirms encore concert in Seoul

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 10:00 PM PDT

After revealing the meaning of the secret markings in the mysterious poster, B.A.P has confirmed that they will indeed be having an encore in Seoul as the finale of their ongoing 'B.A.P Live on Earth' concert tour.

On June 26, TS Entertainment announced that the boys will be concluding their 'B.A.P Live on Earth' tour with an encore concert titled 'B.A.P Live on Earth Seoul Wanted' to be held on August 17 and 18 at Olympic Park's Olympic Hall in Seoul.

The tour began in Seoul last February before visiting four cities in the United States and four countries in Asia. B.A.P will be returning to the venue where they held their first solo concert for a grand finale.

Tickets for the concert will be available on July 5th through Interpark.

Roy Kim’s “Love Love Love” tops major online charts

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Roy Kim's first official album 'Love Love Love' has been taking over the number one spots of several music charts.

On June 25, Roy Kim released his first official album 'Love Love Love' and the title song of the same name immediately took over the no.1 spot on various online music charts including MelOn, Mnet, Olle Music, Bugs, Naver Music, Daum Music, Soribada and more.

In addition, other tracks in the album such as "Listen To This Song", "I Love You", "Grandfather and Camera", "I Don't Know", "Just Follow Me" and "12 o'clock" are also doing fairly well on the chart.

Meanwhile, Roy Kim will be having his first comeback performance during June 27th broadcast of Mnet's 'M! Countdown'.

Se7en and Sangchu investigated for visiting massage parlor while on duty

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Celebrity soldiers Se7en and Mighty Mouth's Sangchu are being investigated by South Korean military for visiting massage parlors while serving on active duty.

On June 25, SBS' 'In Depth 21' broadcasted footage of celebrity soldiers after participating in a concert for soldiers on June 21. Around 10 PM, the celebrity soldiers gathered to eat dinner at a nearby restaurant with alcoholic drinks like soju while wearing casual clothing (which is breaking the army rules).

At 2AM, two soldiers (Se7en and Sangchu) left the motel again and were spotted going to a massage parlor nearby. After spending 10 minutes, they took a taxi and went to another massage parlor. They spent about 30 minutes in that parlor before exiting.

When 'In Depth 21' reporters confronted the soldiers, asking if they went into both massage parlors, they attempted to take the cameras away with violent force. The soldiers also denied drinking or doing anything illegal.

Ministry of National Defense confirmed that an investigation is ongoing, saying, "We are currently investigating current celebrity recruits Se7en and Sangchu entering an adult entertainment establishment after their performance."

Check out the footage below:

T-ara’s Soyeon embroiled in plastic surgery controversy

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 08:30 PM PDT

T-ara's Soyeon, who currenly promoting as part of subunit group QBS along with Qri and Boram, is receiving much attention due to her changed appearance, bringing up plastic surgery controversy.

T-ara QBS released their PV for "Like A Wind", and fans noticed that even though Soyeon looked very pretty, she has bigger eyes and higher nose than before and her appearance doesn't quite match up with her previous look.

Core Contents Media explained, "Soyeon did receive a simple cosmetic procedure recently. However, we believe that her makeup and the lighting effect made her look a little different. It wasnt a surgery, but just a small procedure."

Lee Min Ho transforms into a rockstar for “Love Motion” MV

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 08:05 PM PDT

Actor Lee Min Ho has just released the music video for the track "Love Motion".

"Love Motion" is the title song to Lee Min Ho's special album titled 'My Everything' released late May as a gift to his fans who have put a lot of effort into celebrating his 7th year anniversary in the industry.

The music video shows footage from Lee Min Ho's first concert 'My Everything Tour: Lee Min Ho Live' which took place at Grand Peace Palace, Kyung Hee University located in Seoul on May 25.

Check out the MV below!

Dynamic Duo releases “BAAAM” MV teaser

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 07:53 PM PDT

Raising anticipation for their comeback, Dynamic Duo has released the music video teaser for upcoming title song, "BAAAM".

"BAAAM" is the title song to their upcoming seventh album, 'Lucky Numbers', and it features Muzie of the group UV. It is a track that expresses the feelings of a man after getting his heart taken away by a woman.

Check out the teaser below!

A Pink releases more teaser photos for ‘Secret Garden’ comeback

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 07:20 PM PDT

The "fairy-like" idol A Pink has announced their impending comeback through the release of new teaser photos through Naver Music official website.

In the photos, the members are seen wearing 'sailor moon' dresses as they pose cutely with their flower rings and lollipop, and showed their unique individual personalities and charms.

A Pink released their first studio album 'UNE ANNEE' last May, and their comeback will end their 1 year two months hiatus. Their third mini album, 'Secret Garden' will be released in early July.

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”

Posted: 25 Jun 2013 07:02 PM 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 June 26, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a passionate cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors". He pours his emotions into the track as he showcases his smooth and impressive vocals.

Check out the cover below!