Monday, August 19, 2013

"FT Island wraps up Asia tour in Hong Kong" plus 24 more

"FT Island wraps up Asia tour in Hong Kong" plus 24 more


FT Island wraps up Asia tour in Hong Kong

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT


FT Island finally closed down the curtains of their year-long Asia tour.

The group successfully wrapped up their Asia tour 'Take FT Island' at the Asia World Expo located in Hong Kong on August 17 with a total of 4,000 fans in attendance. The tour started back in September 2012 in Seoul, and has moved to Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing.

During the sold-out concert, FT Island performed 20 songs in total, including their previous hits and songs from recent albums, like "Freedom", "Life", "Time To", "Paper Plane", "Compass" and "Black Chocolate", which of them are mostly the group's self-written songs.

The audience also deeply touched the members' hearts by preparing birthday sign in celebration of Seung Hyun's birthday on August 21, as well as holding up big sign saying "FT ROCK! NEVER STOP" during the last song.

ZE:A’s Siwan becomes charming cyclist for ‘Expect Dating’

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT


ZE:A's Siwan is coming back to the small screen as a handsome and charming cylist for the upcoming KBS drama, 'Expect Dating'.

The production team for 'Expect Dating' released still cuts of Siwan who plays the role of Jung Jin Guk. He is described as someone who has no dating experience, but has a lot of charms and sports a masculine image due to his interest in cycling.

In the photos, Siwan is seen cycling at the Han River Park complete with protective gears. His tight fitting outfit especially drew attention as it highlights his flawless body lines.

A production staff said, "Siwan possesses a lot of charms. He plays his role as Jung Jin Guk perfectly and is able to lift up the atmosphere of the drama as well."

2NE1’s CL shows off friendship with British rock band Muse

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT


2NE1's CL has showed off her personal connection with British rock band Muse.

CL posted a series of photos on her personal Instagram account with the captions, "A little walk with Matt and Dominic #muse" and "#themeatsweats#koreanbbq#muse".

In the photo, CL is shown having a walk with Matthew Bellamy and Dominic Howard, who are vocalist and drummer of the acclaimed British rock band Muse. In another photo, CL and the members are enjoying Korean barbeque together.

Meanwhile, Muse had a concert during Hyundai Card City Break which was held on August 17th and 18th at Seoul Olympic Stadium.

SHINee’s Taemin makes a deadly mistake in front of A Pink

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 05:53 AM PDT


SHINee's Taemin found himself at the edge of trouble after making a huge mistake in front of A Pink members.

In the recent episode of MBC 'We Got Married' that aired on August 17th, Taemin hid himself inside a big refrigerator box and surprised his virtual wife Naeun and other A Pink members with his unexpected visit to their dormitory.

While having a chat with A Pink, Taemin mistakenly called them as Girl's Day. The members fell in a shock and said, "This is so shocking. How can he speak of a different girl group?", leading to an awkward atmosphere.

KARA to incorporate ‘Secret Love’ scenes into “Runaway” music video

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 05:15 AM PDT


Girl group KARA will be giving fans a first look at their upcoming five-part drama 'Secret Love' through the group's next music video.

Ahead of their music comeback with fourth studio album, KARA will pre-release the track "Runaway" on August 21 and it was announced that scenes from the group's short drama 'Secret Love' will be incorporated into its music video. This will be the first time highlights from the drama will be revealed to the public.

'Secret Love' is made of five different episodes and each of the members will be the heroine of each episodes. They will show five different love stories with five different characters. The short drama is directed by Kim Gyu Tae, who is famous for his previous hit dramas including 'IRIS' and 'That Winter The Wind Blows'.

SISTAR as young stylish ladies for ‘NYLON’

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 04:34 AM PDT


The lovely ladies of SISTAR showed their unique charms and attractiveness for the 2013 Fall/Winter season pictorial of fashion magazine, 'NYLON'.

In the pictorial, the members showed different styles using casual and trendy items for upcoming fall and winter season. From knitted cardigan, printed pants to patterned tops and stylish bags, SISTAR pull off a variety of looks for this particular pictorial.

SISTAR's NYLON pictorial will be revealed in the September issue.

Simon D fails to follow Yonghwa’s special diet

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 04:05 AM PDT


Rapper Simon D recently revealed that he tried out CNBLUE Yonghwa's banana diet but ended up in failure.

On August 17, Simon D wrote on his Twitter, "About two year ago, I tired CNBLUE Yonghwa's banana diet, which involved eating only bananas and water. But it was too delicious, so I ate six to seven bananas at a time and gained more weight. It was supposed to be a diet."

He also added that around the same time, he tried another diet. "My friend sent me packed lunches for a diet. I thought the food would taste bland but it was so good that I ate a week's worth in 3 days and gained more weight."

Teen Top releases 'No Joke' concept photos for CAP, Niel and Changjo

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 03:55 AM PDT



Gearing for their upcoming comeback with new single 'No Joke' on August 26. Teen Top updated their official site with teaser photos of CAP, Niel and Changjo today.

Teen Top went to Hawaii in late July and fans assumed that it's part of their preparation for their comeback which is apparently right.

Concept photos were taken outdoor revealing Teen Top's refreshing, pure yet manly charms. The tanned skin they've got from Hawaii looks very appealing and attractive.

Check CAP, Niel and Changjo's photos below:







f(x)’s Sulli shows mature transformation for Etude House

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 03:23 AM PDT


f(x)'s Sulli transformed from an innocent lady to a mature woman in her latest pictorial for the makeup brand Etude House.

As the current muse for Etude House, Sulli particpated in a new beauty pictorial for the brand's new 'And Rose' collection. The concept was inspired from a fairy tale 'Sleeping Beauty' and Sulli captured the eyes with her rosy makeup and alluring princess look.

OFFROAD Profile

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 02:05 AM PDT

Group name: OFFROAD (오프로드)
Label: Inwoo Production
Debut date: September 20th, 2012
Debut song: Bebop

MEMBER PROFILE

Stage name: G.I
Real name: Son Seul Gi (손슬기)
Date Of Birth: 18-01-1990
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Stage name: Kino
Real name: Kim Nam Hyun (김남형)
Date Of Birth: 24-06-1993
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Stage name: Rio
Real name: Jeong Dong Su (정동수)
Date Of Birth: 15-05-1991
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Stage name: Seunghyun
Real name: Baek Seung Hyun (백승훈)
Date Of Birth: 08-07-1992
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Stage name: Sihwan
Name: Park Sang Min (박상민)
Date Of Birth: 24-06-1993
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Their debut track:

Moon Geun Young tries to cool herself down during shooting

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT


With her busy filming schedule, actress Moon Geun Young fights against the murderously hot weather with some ice.

On August 18th, the production team of MBC drama 'Goddess Of Fire' revealed a photo of Moon Geun Young fighting against the hot weather by cooling herself with some ice packs on her face. Her cute and adorable looks also captured the eyes of the public.

Moon Geun Young takes on the role of Yoo Jeong and she is required to dress up in a Hanbok despite the heat for the sake of the drama.

The production team said, "Moon Geun Young is showing amazing concentration during every shootings despite the steaming weather."

T-ara Hyomin’s first Japanese movie ‘Jinx’ invited to Tokyo International Film festival

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT


T-ara Hyomin's first Japanese movie 'Jinx' has been invited to the upcoming annual Tokyo International Film festival.

Core Contents Media announced on August 18 that Japanese film 'Jinx' which is the first movie that Hyomin casted as a main character, received an official invitation from Tokyo International Film Festival which will be held from October 17th until 25th.

'Jinx' is about the stories of college students and their various feelings, which will be directed by director Naoto Kumazawa. In the film, Hyomin will be playing a Korean student named Ji Ho, who will act as the cupid to the main leads, Kurumi Shimizu and Kento Yamazaki.

Hyomin said, "I feel very honored and excited that 'Jinx' was invited to Tokyo International Film Festival. I will always keep doing my best."

The film will open in Japanese theaters this November 16th.

Lovely photos of Yoon Jin Yi from Kang Seung Yoon’s “Stealer” MV revealed

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT


Rookie actress Yoon Jin Yi is currently gaining attention for her lovely looks and heart-fluttering kiss scene with Kang Seung Yoon on "Stealer" music video.

Yoon Jin Yi recently casted in the music video for Kang Seung Yoon's latest single "Stealer" which was released on August 14th, and photos from the filming which was held at Paju were released online.

In the photos, Yoo Jin Yi showcases her bright and lovely look. It is said that the rookie actress who first gained attention from SBS hit series 'Gentlemen's Dignity', never lost her smile during the entire shooting, earning praises from the staffs.

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA mesmerizes fans with new ‘Innisfree’ CF

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Showing her natural and stunning beauty, Girls' Generation's YoonA once again mesmerizes fans in her new CF for the makeup and skincare brand 'Innisfree'.

This time, the new promotional campaign is for the brand's new glowing lipstick, highlighting the star's pure and beautiful complexion. Dressed in trendy trench coat, YoonA confidently walks outside, enchanting fans with her warm smile.

Check out the clip below:

NU’EST unveils MV teaser for comeback track “Sleep Talking”

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 10:02 PM PDT


NU'EST has just released a music video teaser for upcoming track "Sleep Talking".

On August 19, Pledis Entertainment uploaded a teaser video on Youtube giving a first look at the group's new music and concept.

NU'EST will be returning with the new genre of 'mystic fantasy' for its upcoming third mini album 'Sleep Talking', which is the work by hit K-pop songwriter Double Kick. The mini album and full music video will be released on August 22.

Check out the teaser below:

EXO to invite 200 lucky fans to special Naver event

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 09:34 PM PDT


EXO will be inviting some lucky fans to its special event titled, 'EXO Live! A Midsummer Night′s Growl!' in celebration of the opening of the group's own Naver Starcast channel

The event will be aired live via Naver on August 20th at 8PM KST. Centered around the 'school' concept, the event will be divided into six diffent periods and feature various talks and performances. EXO will also debut the live stage recording of "XOXO" and "LUCKY" as well as unveil the full music video of the "Growl" drama version.

The dress code for the event is 'school fashion' and EXO members along with 200 pre-selected fans will be dressed up in their school uniforms. It is also reported that 12 lucky fans will be selected to chat live with EXO through Naver Line.

The MC for the event will be Super Junior′s Shindong.

2PM’s Wooyoung goes on a summer outing with his sister

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 09:01 PM PDT


2PM's Wooyoung and his family enjoyed a summer vacation together.

On August 17, Wooyoung posted a series of photos of himself playing in the water through his Twitter account. In one post, he also revealed his beautiful sister and wrote, "Don't me and my sister look a lot alike? It was really a happy day to spend it with my family in a long time. Home is the best! Good night everyone!"

He also added, "Haven't been uploading photos for a while. Here are some crazy ones." The photos showed Wooyoung having fun at a stream. Especially, his perfect body shape is particularly drawing many people's attention.



Former A Pink member Yookyung updates fans on her whereabouts

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 08:30 PM PDT


Hong Yookyung, who left A Pink in April to focus on her studies, updated fans on what she's been up to recently.

Yookyung's father, Hong Ha Jong recently uploaded a photo of the former idol online and quickly gathered attention on several online community boards. In the photo, Yookyung is seen with long hair and casual college student image while driving a Subaru car.

Yookyung left her group A Pink in April and sparked controversy. While the agency A Cube Entertainment stated that she left the group to focus on her studies, Yookyung's father claimed that his daughter was forced to leave A Pink and demanded an apology from the agency.

Henry releases MV teaser for “1-4-3(I Love You)” ft. Amber

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 08:10 PM PDT


After unveiling an acoustic version of the song featuring EXO's Chanyeol, Super Junior-M's Henry teases fans with a music video teaser for his self-written track, "1-4-3(I Love You)".

"1-4-3(I Love You)" is included in Henry's debut mini-album 'Trap', but will be released as a digital single on August 23. The song is an electronic pop number composed and written by Henry and his composer team NoizeBank, and features labelmate f(x)'s Amber.

Check out the teaser below:

AA releases “OK About It” MV!

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 08:03 PM PDT


After much teasing, AA (Double A) is finally returning to its fans with new track and music video for "OK About It" comeback!

The music video shows the members throwing a party and expressing an easygoing summer vibe with their latest upbeat and cheerful track. The video also gives fans a better look at new member Jinhong, who was recently added after member Joowon left the group.

Check out the MV below!

Big Bang’s Seungri returns with solo album ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ + “Gotta Talk to U” MV

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 08:01 PM PDT


Big Bang's Seungri is coming back in the music scene with his second solo mini-album after releasing his first album two years and seven months ago.

On August 19th, Seungri's new mini album 'Let's Talk About Love' was released online on all major music websites, while the physical copies will be available for sale at all music stores from August 21st. Seungri played an active role not only in composing songs for the album, but also in production, just like for his first album.

The title track "Gotta Talk to U" is house music and fast tempo track composed and arranged by Ham Seung Chun and Kang Wook Jin. The director of the music video is Han Sa Min who also directed Big Bang's "Monster," "Bad Boy" and "Blue."

Check out the MV below:

LUNAFLY releases sweet cover of Westlife’s “My Love”

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 07:39 PM PDT


The talented trio of LUNAFLY, who have been treating fans with cover performances, are now back with another amazing cover song, to the delight of the fans.

On August 19, LUNAFLY released a sweet cover of Westlife's hit track "My Love", showing off their unique charms and musicality. The group also included a simple music video for the song.

Check out the video below.

Big Bang celebrates 7 fantastic years!

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 07:17 PM PDT


Big Bang is celebrating its seventh year anniversary since debut!

The members recently took to their official website and wrote short yet heartwarming messages for the VIPs (official fanclub of Big Bang). YG Entertainment also posted special posters to celebrate the special occasion.


Seungri: "Congratulations to the 7th anniversary. BIGBANG forever!"


Daesung: "VIP!!! Always the best!!"



T.O.P: "We who spent 7 years together are now like a family"



Taeyang: "Bigbang 7th anniversary, congratulations!"



G-Dragon: "VIP!! Already 7 years?! It's just now 7 years!! Thank you all so much!!"



Credit: @bigbanggisvip

See and Support B1A4's Jinyoung For His Movie Filming!

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 06:30 PM PDT


Jinyoung needs BANAs to support him in his movie filming.

B1A4 leader, Jinyoung will be making his big screen debut through 'Suspicious Girl (수상한 그녀)'. Jinyoung will film some scenes at Hongdae Playground and Hongdae Club for 2 days (August 19th to 20th). 

This will be a special filming as his/B1A4's fans are encourage to be at the filming site to participate as Jinyoung's fans (in the movie). However, there is a required age to be able to participate.

  • 19th August (1:30PM): Hongdae Playground (no age limit)
  • 20th August (2:00PM): Hongdae Cub (above 20 years old)

Go and support Jinyoung in his upcoming movieby participating in the filming.


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

SNSD's Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Seohyun To Visit Singapore!

Posted: 18 Aug 2013 05:30 PM PDT


Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Seohyun will be in Singapore on August 23rd.

Members of Korean  girl group Girls' Generation, Hyoyeon, Yuri, and Seohyun will be attending the opening of the new store of fashionable shoe brand, Charles & Keith, in Ngee Ann City, Singapore. The glamorous three members of Girls' Generation will be in Singapore on August 23rd for the said event.

The opening of the store will start at 6:00PM (SGT). Many stars are expected to attend the event such as actor and model Daniel Henney, Chinese fashion model Liu Wen, Singaporean celebrities Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, and Sheila Sim.

After the opening, the after party will be held at the specially constructed Charles & Keith tent at Civic Plaza at 7:00PM.


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net