Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Kangta and EXO win in China’s ‘Asian Idol Awards’" plus 23 more

"Kangta and EXO win in China’s ‘Asian Idol Awards’" plus 23 more

Kangta and EXO win in China’s ‘Asian Idol Awards’

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

SM Entertainment's Kangta and EXO picked up a couple awards at the recent '2013 Asian Idol Awards' held in Beijing on July 28th.

Kangta took home the Overseas Multi-Entertainer Award while EXO nabbed the Asian Popular Group Award.

Especially, EXO performed their songs "MAMA" and "Wolf" (Chinese version) for an enthusiastic crowd. The group also showed its popularity by drawing thousands of fans to the airport during their arrival in the country in the morning.

The award ceremony, including EXO's performances, will be aired on Anhui-TV on August 13th.

Lee Hyori to be a mentor in new reality show ‘Lee Hyori X Unni’

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Before her upcoming wedding, Lee Hyori will turn into a mentor for a rookie singers on her new reality show OnStyle's 'Lee Hyori X Unni'.

In the show, Lee Hyori will teach her junior singers how to survive in the music business. She will share tips as well as guide and help create a strong foundation for becoming successful artist.

'Lee Hyori X Unni' will premiere early August. The teaser video to the show was released via the official YouTube channel. Check it out below:

Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk take a dip in the pool for ‘No Breathing’

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Hot actors Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk took a little swim in the pool for the upcoming movie, 'No Breathing'.

In a recently released still cut from the movie, Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk are seen laughing and splashing with each other in the pool. The two will be showing a beautiful story of two young men pursuing their goal as swimmers.

In the movie, Seo In Guk will take up the role of swimming genius Won Il, while Lee Jong Suk will play the role of Woo Sang, who is an ambitious, young swimmer but always comes in second place. Also starring Girls' Generation's Yuri, 'No Breathing' is scheduled to be released later in 2013.

LEDApple’s Kyumin performs “I First Love You” for ‘Music Note’

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 05:30 AM 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 July 30, LEDApple's Kyumin performed their own track, "I First Love You". This is his first 'Music Note' solo performance and he's able to showcase his smooth and impressive vocals and live performance skills.

"I First Love You" is included in LEDApple's 3rd mini album 'Bad Boys'.

Watch the performance below.

Who’s the handsome guy in AOA Black’s “Moya” MV?

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Many fans are growing curious about the identity of the handsome guy in AOA Black's new music video.

Recently, AOA's five-member band unit, 'AOA Black' released the music video for latest title song "Moya" and received attention from many music fans with the special appearances of comedians Kim Min Gyo and Jung Sung Ho, who imitated FT Island's Lee Hong Ki and CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa.

However, another actor who also appeared in the music video captured the most attention and interest with his tall height and handsome face. It is said that he is Jung Hae In, a rookie actor from FNC Entertainment.

miss A’s Suzy reveals her ideal type among actors

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 04:29 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy, who has graduated from being the 'Nation's First Love' to the 'Nation's Star', appeared as guest on the July 29th episode of SBS TV 'Healing Camp' and opened up the ideal man in her life.

To find out about her ideal type, the MCs decided to play a game of Ideal Type World Cup that includes many famous celebrities, such as Song Seung Hun, Jung Woo Sung, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Seung Gi, Kang Dong Won and more. Suzy answered every question with intent from start to finish, and grabbed everyone's attention.

In the end, Suzy picked Kang Dong Won as her number one ideal type. She also sent a video message saying, "Sunbaenim, please take care of your health and I'm cheering for you."

KARA’s Goo Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk spotted dating in Japan?

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 03:56 AM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara and model-turned-actor Lee Soo Hyuk were recently spotted shopping together in Japan, and rumors that the two were dating spread quickly and created quite a stir online.

On July 29, Goo Hara and Lee Soo Hyuk were spotted by Japanese and Korean fans, shopping together in Tokyo's Harajuku. However, the agencies of both parties have come to deny the rumors, stating that the two are just friends.

DSP Media stated that Goo Hara, who is in Japan promoting KARA's new single 'Thank You Summer Love', was only showing Lee Soo Hyuk around since she is familiar with the area and he visited the country on vacation.

Lee Soo Hyuk's agency, Sidus, also denied dating rumors and said, "They are just friends and are like brother and sister. Lee Soo Hyuk went to Japan for personal reasons."

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung unveil their wedding pictorial

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 03:21 AM PDT

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung unveiled two cuts from their beautiful pre-wedding photoshoot.

Instead of stiff and formal outfits and poses, the two chose to shoot with a modern and natural concept, showing a more comfortable atmosphere. The two actors are smiling brightly as they held each other hands.

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung who have been dating for two years, are tying the knot at Grand Hyatt Hotel on August 10.

T-ara releases “Bikini” MV!

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 02:51 AM PDT

T-ara is making a surprise comeback this summer with the digital single, "Bikini"!

On July 30, T-ara unveiled the full music video for "Bikini" starring the former member of Gangkiz, Lee Haein, and actress Song Eun Chae showcasing their flawless and sexy bikini bodies.

"Bikini" is produced by hitmaker Double Sidekick and features the duo of Davichi and reggae musician, Skull.

Check out the MV below!

Han Hye Jin leaves to England to meet her husband Ki Sung Yong

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Actress Han Hye Jin has left for England to be with her soccer player husband, Ki Sung Yong.

A representative from Han Hye Jin's agency Namoo Actors revealed, "Han Hye Jin boarded England bound on July 29 at 2:30 PM. She wished to make a quiet departure, and every processes were done earlier."

Han Hye Jin completed filming the last episode of 'Healing Camp' and movie 'When A Man Loves A Woman'. She's going to be residing in England for the time being to take care of her husband. She is planning to return to Korea in November for the premiere of her film.

The rep added, "She didn't give up on her career, so she'll be looking over projects even while she's in England."

Busker Busker to release new album in September

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Busker Busker has been set to break out from their long hiatus and comeback with a new album in September.

The talented trio will release its second studio album and hold a series of concerts starting October. The concert will start in Busan on October 3 and the group will then head to Daegu on October 20 and Seoul on November 1 and 2

Busker Busker entered the local music scene with their unique music through Mnet's 'Superstar K3' and enjoyed a successful and explosive debut, ranking on the top of online music charts and selling out first solo concert in 2012.

Tickets for 2013 Busker Busker Concert will open through Interpark on August 6.

G-Dragon to party with fans at KCON 2013

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

With idol groups EXO, 2AM, Teen Top and f(x) confirmed for the show, KCON 2013 has now announced the fifth artist on the lineup!

On July 30, KCON USA released a short video, announcing Big Bang's G-Dragon as the next artist confirmed for the upcoming large-scale K-Pop concert which will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on August 24 and 25.

G-Dragon will be performing at the global version of Mnet's music show 'M! Countdown' which will be held at the festival as well. More artists will be announced in the next few weeks.

ZE:A’s Siwan to join BoA in KBS drama ‘Expect Dating’

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 10:30 PM PDT

ZE:A's Siwan has been confirmed to join the cast of the upcoming KBS drama, 'Expect Dating'.

On July 30, Star Empire announced that Siwan has been cast for a role in the 2-episode pilot drama 'Expect Dating' alongside BoA and Choi Daniel.

In the drama, Siwan will appear as Jung Jin Guk, a good-looking guy and has a lot of charms but is a rookie in love and dating. This marks his comeback to the small screen in nearly a year after KBS 2TV's 'Man From the Equator' and MBC's 'Standby'.

SISTAR’s Hyorin to make a solo debut?

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 10:00 PM PDT

SISTAR's main vocalist Hyorin may be standing before her fans as a solo artist.

According to Starship Entertainment, Hyorin skipped taking a vacation after the group concluded the promotions for their second album, 'Give It To Me', and has been coming to the dance studio everyday by herself to practice with famous dance instructors.

It is said that Hyorin is practicing and working hard to make her debut as a solo singer, especially since she is predicted as the star who will succeed Lee Hyori as the new "Queen of Kpop."

Her label said, "For Hyorin's solo debut, it is all about what concept she chooses rather than the timing of her release. When we decide that we are fully ready, we're going to put out her solo project."

Hyomin celebrates T-ara’s 4-year anniversary

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Marking their 4th year in the music industry, Hyomin shared a collage of photos of the six original and current members of T-ara on her Instagram along with the short and meaningful caption, "I love you".

In the photos, the girls are doing a variety of silly and adorable poses, showcasing their close friendship.

Hyomin also posted a photo of the number "4" shaped out with the names of T-ara members and their song titles since their debut in July 2009.

In related news, T-ara will be making a surprise comeback this summer with the digital single, "Bikini".

Big Star releases new teaser photo and tracklist for ‘Hang Out’

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 09:00 PM PDT

The boys of Big Star, who debuted with "Hot Boy" last year, is coming back with a new album in early August.

On July 30, Brave Entertainment released new teaser photo and album tracklist for Big Star's upcoming second mini album titled, 'Hang Out'. The mini album, which was directed and produced by Brave Entertainment's founder Brave Brothers, contains a total of five tracks including the title tune, "Run & Run".

'Hang Out' will be out on August 8th.

Girl’s Day releases new summer single “Please Tell Me”

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 08:32 PM PDT

After concluding their promotions for "Female President", Girl's Day has just released a new summer single, "Please Tell Me".

A representative of DreamT Entertainment said, "Girl's Day received much love with 'Female President' during the past month. To pay the love back, they are going to release entertaining summer song 'Please Tell Me'."

Check out the single below:

5dolls make long-anticipated comeback with “Soulmate #1” MV + making-of clip

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 08:08 PM PDT

After long hiatus, girl group 5dolls finally made their highly anticipated comeback with new track and music video for "Soulmate #1".

"Soulmate #1" is produced by Duble Sidekick, and is described as a retro disco dance song, with fun and interesting lyrics to go along with it. The music video for the song was directed by Cha Eun Taek, who previously directed T-ara's "Roly-Poly" MV.

5dolls has also revamped its lineup following members Shannon and Jihyun's departure. Besides the original members Hyoyoung, Hyewon, Eunkyo and Nayeon, the group have also drafted in 2 new members Seung Hee, winner of the 2012 Chunhyang Contest, and Yeon Kyung of The SEEYA.

Kang Seung Yoon releases D-1 teaser image and lyrics for “Wild and Young”

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 07:45 PM PDT

YG Entertainment's new artist Kang Seung Yoon has released D-1 teaser image as well as the lyrics for upcoming single, "Wild and Young" through the agency's official YG-Life blog.

"Wild and Young" is a product of YG's main producer Teddy 2 years ago. The song is a rock number full of free spirits and is completely different from his pre-released song "It Rains".

After releasing "Wild and Young" on July 31, Kang Seung Yoon will be releasing two other title songs, each in August and September.

ZE:A drops D-10 “Ghost of the Wind” teaser image ft. Junyoung

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 07:30 PM PDT

ZE:A will be reuniting as nine once again with a new album and they just unveiled another teaser image for "Ghost of the Wind" comeback featuring member Junyoung.

The members' individual cuts has been revealed one by one every day, and parts of the lyrics of their new title track were also unveiled. Junyoung's teaser features the phrase, "One step back."

"Ghost of the Wind" is the title song to ZE:A's new album 'Illusion' which will be released on August 9th. It is of the house dance genre, with the blend of a 14-person orchestra and male tenors which will make for an impressive presence.

TASTY take off their shirts in new teaser image

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 07:16 PM PDT

Prepping up to make a comeback, Woollim Entertainment's new duo group TASTY unveiled new teaser image on its official website.

In the teaser, the TASTY twins Jung Daeryong and Jung Soryeong can be seen without their shirts, revealing their toned body and abs.

Their management agency stated, "We've been going through a lot of thoughts to find something that will give visual and music satisfaction, and we are very certain that TASTY's new song will give very special experiences to many music fans."

B.A.P’s Youngjae and Daehyun are ‘Badmen’ in new comeback teaser

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 07:04 PM PDT

Getting ready to make an official comeback, B.A.P has just unveiled the first set of image teasers for upcoming mini album, 'Badman' featuring members Youngjae and Daehyun.

Unlike the casual, flower-boy image from first two title tracks, B.A.P will showcase a unique, warrior-like looks once again for 'Badman' comeback. In the photos, Youngjae and Daehyun are both wearing masks that reveal their intense eyes.

TS Entertainment revealed, "The new album is filled with the parts the group has not been able to show. Through it, the group will be proving huge potential and talent that they have."

BEAST's Yoseob Revealed His Chocolate Abs!

Posted: 30 Jul 2013 08:23 AM PDT

Yang Yoseob revealed his perfect chocolate abs.

During idol group BEAST's interview on MBC 'Section TV', the boys talked about the muscled arms that were shown in their music video. Member JunHyung revealed that those arms were Yoseob's, he said "When we revealed the muscled arms, fans weren't able to guess the answer right if whose arms were those but those were actually Yoseob's.". Yoseob confirmed it by saying "Those were actually mine".

To prove that those muscled arms were actually his, he showed his perfect chocolate abs, leaving the viewers in awe as he doesn't have that manly image. He said that the secret behind his abs was he boxed for 5 months.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

BEAST's Yoseob Donates Rice Wreaths!

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 05:30 PM PDT

Yang Yoseob donated 2.74 tons of rice wreaths.

BEAST member Yang Yoseob requested that the rice wreaths that were collected during BEAST's '2013 Beautiful Show' to be donated for charity purpose. Rice wreathes will be donated to different organizations;  1 tonne of rice wreath for Gangwan-Do ChunCheon City flood residents, 500kg  for social welfare organization, SeungGaWon, 500kg for rare disease support organization YeolDol, and 740kg for Seoul ShinChon Church, a total of 2.74 tons of rice wreathes.

Rice wreathes were sent by BEAST fans from different countries and Yoseob requested the rice wreaths to be donated.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net