Friday, July 19, 2013

"BoA confirmed for KBS drama ‘Expect Dating’" plus 24 more

"BoA confirmed for KBS drama ‘Expect Dating’" plus 24 more


BoA confirmed for KBS drama ‘Expect Dating’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT


BoA has been confirmed for the upcoming KBS drama, 'Expect Dating'.

It has been previously reported that BoA was still in discussion for the role, and now SM Entertainment has confirmed her casting, marking her debut as an actress on the small screen.

'Expect Dating' will be created as a special drama to be aired by the KBS. BoA will play the role of Joo Yeon Ae, a woman clumsy in love and always ends up dating a bad guy. She will be working with Choi Daniel.

Producer Lee Eun Jin stated, "We fell for BoA's passion toward the project. I'm really looking forward to seeing a new side of BoA as an actress."

Jay Park tops Billboard’s World Album chart

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Jay Park has placed himself atop Billboard's World Albums chart.

The solo singer's new digital single album 'I Like 2 Party', which was released on July 10, managed to top Billboard's World Albums Chart, proving his global popularity.

During the past week, Jay Park was also seen at the top of iTunes charts in six Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

The dance title tune "I Like 2 Party" was written and composed by Jay Park himself. The song was already used as the ending theme for Will Smith's Hollywood film 'After Earth' airing in Korea.

JYJ’s Kim Junsu featured on the main page of Grammy’s website

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT


JYJ's Kim Junsu (XIA) has been featured on the main page of American Grammy's website.

According to his agency C-JeS Entertainment, "Kim Junsu was asked to do an interview by the Grammy while he was in Los Angeles recently to film his music video. In the interview, he introduced his second solo album and talked about recent activities. The interview will be released on the Grammy's homepage in the afternoon of the 19th."

"Kim Junsu will be featured alongside other stars like Matthew Morrison and LL COOL J on main page of Grammy.com. We hope that his North American fans will enjoy the content of the interview."

YG Entertainment to open hologram concert hall

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT


YG Entertainment will be opening a hologram concert hall at Korean amusement park Everland.

The agency's representative, Yang Hyun Suk, revealed, "YG Entertainment together with Everland, Korea Agency For Digital Opportunity And Promotion (KODA), and KT will be holding the opening ceremony for the hologram concert hall 'K-Pop Hologram: YG at Everland' on July 20th)."

For this 'YG at Everland' initiative, YG will be in charge of creating video content of its artists like PSY, 2NE1, and Big Bang, presenting vivid visual images and more-than-real experiences of the K-pop stars with advanced video and audio equipments.

The high-tech theater is set within the Global Fair of Everland Theme Park and around 1,000 visitors can be accommodated at one time. After operating free-of-charge for a while with videos of Psy, it will be formally opened in the latter half of the year.

Which celebrity is the most wanted travel partner?

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 05:32 AM PDT


The 'Gu Family Book' sweet couple, Suzy of miss A and actor Lee Seung Gi, have come out top as the most wanted celebrity travel partners by the netizens.

Korea's food company 'DAESANG FNF' recently held a poll with 381 housewives and netizens asking, "Which celebrity would you like to go on a summer vacation with?". Lee Seung gi and Suzy gained the highest poll rate with 24.6% and 28.4% respectively.

Netizens voted for Lee Seung Gi for his ability to take good care of people, and make others happy while on vacation. Suzy, on the other hand, was chosen because of her easy-going and bubbly personality.

Actor Kim Soo Hyun ranked second by 17.9% in the male category, followed by Song Joong Ki (17.1%). In the female category, Girls' Generation (18.3%) and Lee Hyori (15.2%) were ranked second and third respectively.

SHINee’s Key, ZE:A’s Hyungsik and more get into character for musical ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 05:04 AM PDT


SHINee's Key, ZE:A's Hyungsik, The Grace's Dana and more will show their musical talent on stage in the upcoming musical, 'Bonnie & Clyde'.

'Bonnie & Clyde' is set to raise its curtains in Seoul, Korea on September 4 and various promotional images of main casts have been released, getting fans excited. Launched in 2009, the musical was based on the famous story of 1930s duo robbers Bonnie and Clyde.

Um Ki Joon, Han Ji Sang, Key, and Hyungsik will take turns as the notorious gangster Clyde while role of Bonnie will be rotated by singers Lisa, Dana and actress Ahn Yoojin.






After School’s Nana transforms from good girl to bad girl through makeup

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 04:45 AM PDT


After School's Nana has transformed herself from lovely good girl to a fierce and sexy bad girl with her makeup tips.

On the upcoming broadcast of OnStyle's 'Get It Beauty SELF' which will be aired on the 22nd, Nana gave her own makeup tutorial and showed a dramatic image change with different makeup styles.

Using only one set of make-up, she demonstrated how to pull off both "good girl" and "bad girl" concepts. Nana's gorgeous transformation and professional makeup skill wowed every staff in the studio.

SISTAR flaunts stunning 1960s beauty for ‘ELLE’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 04:30 AM PDT


The ladies of SISTAR bring back the old times as they transform into vintage divas in their latest pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'ELLE'.

The photo shoot was taken with a concept of factory girl 'Edie Sedgwick' who was the muse for pop artist Andy Warhol in 1960s. With a retro, chic, sexy concept, SISTAR exhibited an old yet stunning vintage style.

In the accompanying interview, SISTAR members talked about the success of their latest track "Give It Me". They also thanked the fans for giving so much love to their new album.

KARA’s Goo Hara transforms into white swan in new cuts from ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 04:16 AM PDT


KARA's Goo Hara has transformed from black swan to stunning white swan in the recently released cuts from 'Cosmopolitan' pictorial.

On July 18th, Goo Hara uploaded a couple of photos on her Instagram and wrote "COSMO behind B cut". In the photos, the idol displays her pure and feminine charms in simple white and ballerina concept.

Full photos and interview of Goo Hara can be found in August edition of fashion magazine 'Cosmopolitan'.

EXO gets stylish in 12 different suits for ‘L’Officiel Hommes’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 04:00 AM PDT


The 'beastly' members of EXO transformed into dandy gentlemen for a new fashion pictorial with the men's fashion magazine, 'L'Officiel Hommes'.

Both EXO-K and EXO-M members attended the shoot together where they each donned a different suit and showe off their unique charms and individual colors. Unlike their fierce and powerful concept from the new song "Wolf", EXO transformed into dandy gentlemen and put on trendy and stylish charms.

In the interview, the members talked about winning first place on music shows, "Before, we did not understand why other artists cry after they got the number one, but we did the same too when we won."

INFINITE makes explosive comeback with “Destiny” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 03:44 AM PDT


Idol group INFINITE just made their grand comeback and looked pretty ready to dominate the stage yet again as charismatic men!

On July 19, the group delivered its first performance of its comeback title song, "Destiny" on 'Music Bank', showing yet another transformation. Unlike the previous easy and heart fluttery music of "Man In Love", the boys are back with their usual charismatic and powerful song this time.

Check out their performance below:

[130719] A Pink wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 03:40 AM PDT


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

The July 19th episode of the show features the much-anticipated comeback performance of INFINITE as well as solo debut stage of Voice Korea's finalist Yoo Sung Eun.

Other performers tonight included Jewelry, A Pink, 4minute, Girl's Day, Roy Kim, Ailee, Dal Shabet, Geeks, John Park, Stellar, A-JAX, HEYNE, MYNAME, Pia, BESTie, 2EYES, Boys Republic, MR.MR and Colla Voice.

And for the highlight of the show, A Pink won on this week's K-Chart with their latest title track, "NoNoNo"!

Congratulations A Pink!



Next Week's Comeback:

f(x)


B2ST


AOA Black



Tonight's Performances:

Colla Voice


MR.MR


Boys Republic


2EYES


BESTie


Pia


MYNAME


HEYNE


A-JAX


Stellar


John Park


Yoo Sung Eun (Debut Stage)


Geeks


Dal Shabet


Ailee


Roy Kim


Girl's Day


4minute


A Pink


Jewelry

Ga In dons sexy makeup for ‘Nylon’

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 03:15 AM PDT


Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In oozes with sexiness in her pictorial for the August edition of fashion magazine, 'Nylon'.

Instead of her usual smokey dark eye makeup, Ga In tries a bronze-colored eye shadow that matches well with the torching sunlight of the hot summer weather. She also recommends using a waterproof eyeliner and mascara so that makeup can last longer under high temperatures.

The singer also captured the attention with her stunning beauty as she donned various black outfits that fits well with her fair, flawless skin.

Meanwhile, Brown Eyed Girls will be releasing its 5th full length album on July 29.


130719 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 19 Jul 2013 02:02 AM PDT


♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- INFINITE
- Apink
- 4minute
- Girl's Day
- Ailee
- John Park
- Yoo Seung Eun
Performers
INFINITE, Jewelry, Apink, 4minute, Girl's Day, Roy Kim, Ailee, Dal Shabet, Geeks, John Park, Yoo Seung Eun, Stellar, A-JAX, HEYNE, MYNAME, Pia, BESTie, 2EYES, BTS, MR.MR, CollaVoice

Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 7 – July 13

Posted: 19 Jul 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 July 7, 2013 – July 13, 2013]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. 2NE1 : "Falling In Love"

2. Davichi : "Missing You Today"

3. A Pink : "NoNoNo"

4. Dynamic Duo ft. Muzie : "BAAAM"

5. Brown Eyed Girls : "Recipe"

6. Geeks : "FLY"

7. Lee Seung Chul : "My Love"

8. SISTAR : "Give It To Me"

9. Ailee : "U&I"

10. Kim Ye Rim : "All Right"


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Weekly Album Chart

1. MYNAME : "My Name 1st Mini Album" [1st Mini Album]

2. A Pink : "Secret Garden" [3rd Mini Album]

3. Donghae & Eunhyuk : "I Wanna Dance" [2nd Japanese Single]

4. VIXX : "Hyde" [1st Mini Album]

5. SHU-I : "Don't Back Down" [1st Mini Album]

6. Lee Seung Chul : "My Love" [11th Album]

7. BTS : "2 Cool 4 Skool" [1st Single]

8. A-JAX : "Insane" [2nd Mini Album]

9. MR.MR : "Waiting For You" [1st Mini Album]

10. Super Junior : "Super Junior World Tour Super Show 4"

Kim Hyun Joong looks casual and chic for ‘@star1’

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Singer and actor showed off his oozing charisma in his latest pictorial for the August issue of fashion magazine, '@star1'.

This photo shoot took place in early July where Kim Hyun Joong displayed his casual yet chic and masculine beauty in casual yet manly outfits. He also drew many people's attention with his new short hair, fit body and charismatic eyes.

A representative stated, "Kim Hyun Joong showed an impressive focus even though the shooting was held during a rainy day, and he showed great expressions."







SISTAR’s Bora gets close with Hugh Jackman

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT


SISTAR's Bora snapped a photo with famous actor and producer Hugh Jackman.

On July 19, Bora uploaded the photo above via SISTAR's official Twitter account with the comment, "Mr. Hugh Jackman♥♥ You are so hot!!! and a gentleman too!! You can't help but to be charmed!! Thank you for loving Korea^^The Wolverine Fighting!!!"

SISTAR members met with Hugh Jackman during a recording for SBS TV show 'StarKing'. This was Hugh Jackman's fourth time visiting Korea, with his visit this time aimed at promoting his new SF action film "The Wolverine."

BESTie teaches fans the choreography for “Pitapat”

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 10:45 PM PDT


New girl group BESTie released a dance tutorial video for their debut track, "Pitapat".

On July 19, Loen Entertainment released the next installment of 'Let's Dance', this time featuring BESTie. Step by step, the girls showed the three main points of the choreography.

BESTie may be a new group but it actually consists of three former members of EXID, Yuji (Uji), Dami (Hyeyeon) and Haeryung. Early last year, the girls left EXID for personal reasons and joined YNB Entertainment to form new 4-member girl group along with another member Song Dahye.

Check out the tutorial below.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Seohyun meet the adorable minions

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 10:44 PM PDT


Girls' Generation recently departed to Taiwan for their world tour and they were warmly greeted by adorable minions from animated film 'Despicable Me' who came early in the morning at Incheon Airport to see them off.

Taeyeon shared photos and video on her Instagram account with the comment, "There hasn't been a day where the airport was this much fun #minions #despicableme #NoonaWillReturnAfterHavingAGoodConcert"

You may know that Taeyeon and Seohyun once again voice dubbed for two of three smart and ambitious sisters Margo and Edith in the high grossing 3D animated film, 'Despicable Me'.

Meanwhile, Girls' Generation is currently in Taiwan for the '2013 Girls' Generation's World Tour – Girls & Peace' to be held at the Taipei Arena for two nights on July 20th and 21st.

Lee Byun Hun and Lee Min Jung reveal their wedding invitation

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 10:02 PM PDT


An acquaintance of actor Lee Byung Hun revealed the wedding invitation for Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung's wedding ceremony. Titled 'MJ&BH WEDDING INVITATION', the invitation is neatly tied with a ribbon and includes detailed information about their wedding.

It also contains short message from the couple saying, "Thank you for being with us for the first day of our new life together. We will repay your blessings by working hard and living happily together."

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung will tie the knot at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on August 10 at 6 PM KST.



B2ST sweeps pre-order charts in Japan with second album

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 09:29 PM PDT


B2ST, who just made its anticipated comeback today, is reported to have dominated pre-order charts in Japan with new Korean album.

According to the chart released by Tower Records on July 18, B2ST's second full length album 'Hard to love, How to Love' stayed on top of the pre-order chart for two days in a row, from July 16 to 17.

The group dominated over many other K-POP albums and DVDs that will be released in Japan, proving their amazing popularity in the country once again.

Meanwhile, B2ST released its second studio album 'Hard to love, How to Love' along the full music video for title song, "Shadow" on July 19 at 12PM KST. You can check them out here.

f(x) announces title track for new album ‘Pink Tape’

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 08:59 PM PDT


Girl group f(x) already signaled their return through series of artistic teasers, and now they have announced the title of upcoming promotional track for new album 'Pink Tape'.

On July 19, SM Entertainment announced that f(x)'s new song will be called "Rum Pum Pum Pum", which will be a pop dance song with addictive guitar sound and exciting percussion rhythm. It will have a marching band sound and repetitive words "Rum Pum Pum Pum" that will catch the listeners' ears.

Meanwhile, f(x) will also be making its comeback stage on Mnet's 'M Countdown' on July 25. The second full length album will be released on the 29th.

miss $ releases “You Were Not The…” MV

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 08:29 PM PDT


Hip-hop group Miss $ is back with new special single album 'Lost & Found' featuring the title song "You Were Not The…".

Released online on July 19, "You Were Not The…" includes a special narration from rapper Verbal Jint. The music video for the song, which is said to have been taken in one-take, also features rapper KANTO who appeared as the boyfriend of miss $ member Oh Yoomi.

KANTO, who made his first try in acting through the music video, also featured in one of the tracks of Miss $'s new single as a rapper, and showed his great friendship with the group.

Check out the MV below:

B2ST makes grand comeback with ‘Hard to love, How to Love’ album + “Shadow” MV

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 08:35 PM PDT


After pre-releasing "Will You Be Alright?" and "I'm Sorry", the boys of B2ST are finally making their official comeback with the release of second studio album 'Hard to love, How to Love' along the full music video for title song, "Shadow".

"Shadow" shows the signature sound of B2ST. It is a dance song with lyrical music, telling of one watching a loved one fade away like shadows disappear when lights goes off.

The song "Shadow" was co-produced by Junhyung and Kim Tae Joo, while the music video will be directed by Lee GiBaek, who directed the popular MV for Yang Yoseob's "Caffeine".

Check out the MV and tracks below:



Intro



Shadow



How To Love



Be Alright



You're Bad



Encore


SHINee enjoys the beach on “Boys Meet U” MV teaser

Posted: 18 Jul 2013 08:19 PM PDT


SHINee has just revealed a short music video teaser for upcoming Japanese single album "Boys Meet U", giving fans a preview of the track.

The group recently their second Japanese album 'Boys Meet U' on June 26th and they are already gearing up to release a new single on August 21. The single seems to be a bright, upbeat track perfectly fitting the summer season.