Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"Jang Geun Suk attracts 80,000 fans to his ‘ZIKZIN Festival’" plus 24 more

"Jang Geun Suk attracts 80,000 fans to his ‘ZIKZIN Festival’" plus 24 more

Jang Geun Suk attracts 80,000 fans to his ‘ZIKZIN Festival’

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Jang Geun Suk wrapped up his successful fan expo in Japan.

The singer-actor held a fan expo 'ZIKZIN Festival', which entirely directed by Jang Geun Suk himself to promote his exclusive brand 'ZIKZIN' from August 2-4 in Osaka and August 24-25 in Tokyo. The expo attracted a total 80,000 fans.

During the festival, Jang Geun Suk distributed DVD to Korean and Japanese fanclub members as a special gift. The members also enjoyed the expo which offered various Jang-themed facilities like food courts, shops, theaters, photo studios and more.

An editor of a famous Japanese magazine commented, "Jang Geun Suk's attitude and passion only can be felt at the scene. This new form of event is the start of another history, and Jang Geun Suk proved his own power."

Super Junior concludes successful concert in Shanghai

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Super Junior successfully concluded its exclusive concert in Shanghai.

On August 24, the group held its 'SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR - SUPER SHOWS IN SHANGHAI' at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai. On this day, more than 10,000 fans were in attendance, proving Super Junior's popularity in China.

Super Junior heated up the stage with performances of hit songs "Sorry Sorry", "Mr. Simple", "Sexy, Free & Single", as well as special unit and solo stages, which deeply impressed the audience with their fantastic performance.

The fans also surprised Super Junior members by presenting a special event during "Marry U" performance, holding placards with message "Yes I Do" written on it. It is said that all of the members were deeply touched by the fans' love and support.

4minute to hold concert in Australia next month

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 06:37 AM PDT

4minute will be meeting their fans in Australia this coming September.

According to local concert organizer JK Entertainment, the five-member girl group will hold concert 'Party Rock' at the Metro Theatre in Sydney on September 1. This exclusive party concert will be limited to only 1000 attendees.

The concert also marks the group's second visit to greet their Australian fans after they took part in the 'Sydney K-Pop Music Festival' in 2011.

B.A.P’s “Hurricane” debuted #1 on German’s K-pop Chart

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT

B.A.P scored success on German's K-pop Chart once again.

On August 26th, TS Entertainment announced that B.A.P's "Hurricane", the second title track of their third mini album 'Badman', topped in German K-pop Chart. In addition, two other hits "One Shot" and Coffee Shop" ranked within the top 10 of the chart.

With this feat, B.A.P charted in the top 10 of German's K-pop Chart for 19 consecutive months, and have been ranked #1 for 7th time. The group has already proven its popularity in the country for topping charts for a long period of time with previous hits.

"Hurricane" is an electronic house dance number to which leader Bang Yong Guk participated in writing the lyrics.

JYJ’s Kim Junsu to continue with second concert tour

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 05:28 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu (XIA) will continue with his second concert tour next month.

On August 27, C-JeS Entertainment announced that Junsu will hold his second tour in Japan. Since making his comeback last month with his second album 'Incredible', Kim Junsu completed his concerts across 3 cities, and after finishing up with musical 'Elizabeth', his second Asia concert tour is entering a new phase.

Junsu has already been confirmed to perform in Australia on September 28th, and then he will continue on his 'XIA 2ND ASIA TOUR CONCERT INCREDIBLE' with six concerts in Japan this October starting at the Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya from October 8-10 and at the Yokohama Arena from October 14 to 16.

A representative stated, "Over 60,000 fans are expected in attendance for Kim Junsu's concerts at Nippon Gaishi Hall and Yokohama's Yokohama Arena this October. Junsu will show a concert of better quality than ever before."

A Pink’s Na Eun shines as new model for makeup brand ‘Peripera’

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 05:01 AM PDT

A Pink's Son Na Eun has been chosen as the new model for cosmetic brand, 'Peripera'.

According to the brand, Na Eun's young and fresh image match well with Peripera's lovely and friendly brand concept. The A Pink member recently had her first shooting, and the main concept of the shoot was 'Girl in love'.

It is said that Na Eun put smiles on every staffs' faces with her bright and refreshing personality. The brand official also said that they expect to have synergy effect with Na eun's unique charms.

B2ST, SISTAR, INFINITE, A Pink and more to appear in ‘Running Man’ idol special

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 04:30 AM PDT

An array of idol stars will be gathering together in special episode of popular SBS variety program 'Running Man'.

According to various local media outlets on August 26th, 14 top idols headed to Cheongju to shoot for an special episode of 'Running Man'. Among those reported to have participated included B2ST's Doojoon and Kikwang, SISTAR's Hyorin and Dasom, INFINITE's L and Sunggyu, A Pink's Na Eun and Eunji, 2PM's Chansung and Wooyoung, MBLAQ's Lee Joon and Seungho, and Girl's Day's Minah and Sojin.

This will be an episode with the most numbers of guests ever appear on 'Running Man' to date. The highly anticipated episode will air over Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday in September.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany attends ‘Kio Yamato x Woori Eyewear’ launch event

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany attended the 'Kio Yamato x Woori Eyewear Limited Edition Eyewear' launch event that took place in Gangnam-gu, Seoul in the afternoon of August 27th.

Tiffany appeared at the event with her simple yet fashionable outfit, wearing floral print blouse, beige skirt and golden-orange heels. Completing her stunning look, she also graces the photowall with the brand's limited edition eyewear.

Check out the photos below:

Credit: fanwonder.com

NU’EST releases making of “Sleep Talking” MV

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 03:42 AM PDT

NU'EST has just released the making of music video for their latest title track, "Sleep Talking".

In the video, the members look comfortable and charismatically perform their choreography for the music video as well as showcase their goofy side and good relationship.

"Sleep Talking" was written by hitmaker Duble Sidekick and has a completely different color than NU'EST's previous tracks.

Check out the video below:

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Seohyun throw first pitch for a baseball match

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 03:25 AM PDT

Taeyeon and Seohyun become the next Girls' Generation members to give the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game.

On August 27th, the two idols gave the ceremonial first pitch for the baseball game between LG Twins and Nexen Heroes held at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Appearing in LG Twins outfits, Taeyeon adorably threw the ball while Seohyun stood at the plate as the batter.

Especially, Taeyeon drew much attention with her new looks, having new black hair. Also, the adorable yellow minions came down the field to give support for the idols.

Watch the clip below:

G-Dragon gears up in new teaser for ‘Coup d’Etat’

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 03:13 AM PDT

Big Bang' G-Dragon has released his second teaser image for his upcoming second full-length album 'Coup d'Etat'.

On August 27, YG Entertainment uploaded a new teaser photo G-Dragon's anticipated solo album. In the photo, G-Dragon's face is hidden behind red garments and his eyes gaze steadily into the camera.

G-Dragon will be returning with another self-produced album 'Coup d'Etat' on September 2. His album is already drawing interest as popular female rapper, Missy Elliot, will be featured in it.

Sunmi flaunts her slender legs during album jacket photoshoot

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 02:03 AM PDT

Sunmi who made her solo debut recently garners attention with her slender legs.

In the BTS video of her debut album jacket photoshoot, Sunmi impresses with her sexy charm and slim figure.

Fans commented,"She does not need photoshop at all","Sunmi's figure is perfect" and etc.

2PM’s Junho joins Lee Byung Hun in ‘Memories of the Sword’ movie

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT

2PM member Junho has been cast in a movie starring film heavyweights Lee Byung Hun and Jeon Do Yeon.

According to JYP Entertainment, "Junho has been confirmed for a role in the upcoming movie 'Memories of the Sword'. We are still adjusting the details such as his filming schedule."

Junho will be playing a supporting role in the movie. Set at the end of the Koryo Dynasty, it is about the best female swordfighter Seol Lang (Jeon Do Yeon) training her daughter to seek revenge against Deok Ki (Lee Byung Hun), who betrayed her 18 years ago.

Filming for the movie will begin in September.

FIESTAR comes back with new single “Whoo!”

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 11:01 PM PDT

Girl group FIESTAR made a surprise comeback with the release of their latest digital single titled, "Whoo!".

Released on August 27th, "Whoo!" single was produced by Eric Benet, the well-known R&B singer who displayed great interest in K-pop. Eric Benet not only composed the song for FIESTAR, but also visited the members in Korea to take over its vocal directing.

Check out the single below:

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa, Yoon Eun Hye and Lee Dong Gun confirmed for KBS drama ‘The Future Choice’

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actress Yoon Eun Hye, actor Lee Dong Gun and CNBLUE's Yonghwa will be making a comeback to the small screen in the upcoming KBS drama, 'Future Choice'.

The three stars have been confirmed on a new melodrama 'Future Choice', which will be the follow-up series to Joo Won's medical drama 'Good Doctor'.

'The Future Choice' will center on a son of a broadcasting company's CEO and a woman who works as a screenwriter and travels to the past to give advice to her past self. Yoon Eun Hye will be playing the screenwriter named Na Mi Rae while Lee Dong Gun will play the role of a TV announcer named Kim Shin.

Yonghwa will play the role of Park Sae Ju who is a VJ and the grandson of a broadcasting station representative.

Song Joong Ki enlists in the army today

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Actor Song Joong Ki is officially entering the military to fulfill the 2-year mandatory service.

On August 27th at 1PM (KST), Song Joong Ki entered the 102th unit at Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, where he will receive four weeks of basic military training before officially start his active duty. He will be the first celebrity to head to the army after the PR unit was closed down.

Ahead of his enlistment, Song Joong Ki spent the night with his family who had traveled up to Seoul from his hometown Daejeon. He also bid his final goodbye to his fans and the press who headed to the base to see him off for his enlistment.

Baek Ji Young releases “Crying” MV for ‘Good Doctor’ OST

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 09:56 PM PDT

Bouncing back to the music scene as a married woman, the 'Queen of OST' Baek Ji Young has just released a soundtrack for the popular KBS 2TV series 'Good Doctor'.

On August 27th, Baek Ji Young released her latest single "Crying". The song is a ballad number with limited instrumentation, which will be used as the theme song for actress Moon Chae Won's character.

Check out the MV below:

IU thanks fans with special single

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 09:34 PM PDT

IU has given a special gift to the fans who have supported her KBS 2TV drama series 'Lee Soon Shin, You Are the Best!', which ended its six-month run on August 25.

The idol expressed her gratitude to her fans through a message posted on online fan page for the drama. She wrote, "It's Soon-shin. Thank you so much for the past six months. There were lots of staffs and actors on the set that got a lot of healing here, including me."

IU continued, "I was wondering how I could repay you guys and since I can't really do a lot of things I decided to write a song. I wrote this song long time ago to possibly be used in the drama but it wasn't. I recorded it with Jo Jung Suk oppa to show you guys our gratitude."

She concluded, "Anyways, everyone!! Thank you. I came here because I wanted to say that
I was so thankful. I'm still thankful too. Be happy", and uploaded a special single online.

Check out the single below:

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun confirmed for SBS drama ‘Passionate Love’

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 09:06 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Seohyun will be starring in her first Korean drama as she has been confirmed to star in upcoming SBS drama 'Passionate Love'.

SM Entertainment announced that after much consideration, Seohyun has been confirmed for SBS' new weekend drama 'Passionate Love'. She will only appear in the first four episodes as an important character.

Seohyun will play the role of Han Yoo Rim, a popular veterinary science university student with a smart brain, neat facial appearance and warm heart, who becomes a huge influence to the male lead's life.

The drama will start airing in October.

Lee Sang Soon’s proposal video for Lee Hyori revealed

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 08:33 PM PDT

With their anticipated wedding ceremony inching closer, musician Lee Sang Soon's proposal video for his fiancé Lee Hyori has been revealed to public.

In a latest episode of cable channel OnStyle's new reality program 'Lee Hyori's X Unni', Lee Hyori watched a special video messages prepared by her friends. At the end, Lee Sang Soon appeared and got down on his knees, making a romantic proposal to Lee Hyori.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon will have a small and quiet wedding in September.

Check out the video below:

Ladies’ Code get cute and sexy in new teaser for ‘Pretty Pretty’

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 08:07 PM PDT

Ladies' Code made another major transformation in new teaser image for upcoming 2nd mini album 'Pretty Pretty'.

On August 27, Polaris Entertainment unveiled new teaser image for Ladies' Code's comeback. Completely different from their nerdy school girls image earlier, the members displayed their cute and sexy side, hinting at a bright and cheerful track coming up.

According the photo, Ladies' Code will release their comeback music video on September 4 while "Pretty Pretty" mini album to released on September 5.

Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) releases MV for “Rain”

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 07:34 PM PDT

After debuting earlier this year with solo single "All Right", Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) will pre-release her new single "Rain" on August 27th.

"Rain" is included in her upcoming second mini-album which is slated to come out in September. The song is a collaborative work between Kim Ye Rim and Yoon Jong Shin, who compose the track, and Lee Hyori's fiance Lee Sang Soon, who arranged the track and played the guitar.

Check out the MV below:

TASTY releases dance practice videos for “Spectacular” and “MAMAMA”

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 07:15 PM PDT

The duo of TASTY showcased their spectacular moves in their dance practice videos for latest tracks "Spectacular" and "MAMAMA".

Dubbed as "performance duo", the twins Daeryong and Soryong showed off their synchronized moves through the tracks "Spectacular" and "MAMAMA", which are a combination of swing and hip hop.

Check out the video below:

Park Han Byul denies breakup rumors with Se7en

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 07:02 PM PDT

Actress Park Han Byul denied rumors that she has broken up with her boyfriend of over 10 years, Se7en.

Her agency, JF Entertainment, stated, "The break up rumors and dating rumors that were reported are all not true. Park Han Byul is still dating Se7en and her dating rumor with Ryu Hyun Jin is also false."

The agency added, "Park Han Byul and Se7en are still together, but because they have been dating for over 10 years many rumors come out."

A media outlet had reported earlier that Park Han Byul broke up with Se7en in March before his enlistment and that the two decided to become friends.

2PM's Nichkhun Wants Jun.K To Have A Girlfriend Soon!

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 05:12 PM PDT

Should Jun.K have a girl friend soon?

During the guesting of idol group 2PM on KBS 'Entertainment Weekly', Nichkhun showed his concerns for fellow member Jun.K. The members were asked who among the member should have a girl friend soon to which Nichkhun answered 'Jun.K' without hesitation. 

He said "Jun.K writes many songs but usually, they are sorrowful songs." and continued with "I picked him because if he would have a girlfriend soon, he would write bright songs." as closing of the topic.

In your opinion, who should have a girlfriend among 2PM members?

Written by: angeclowie18@dkpopnews.net