Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Kim Jae Joong to Narrate “The Zoo is Alive 2″!" plus 24 more

"Kim Jae Joong to Narrate “The Zoo is Alive 2″!" plus 24 more

Kim Jae Joong to Narrate “The Zoo is Alive 2″!

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Kim Jaejoong will be narrating  "The Zoo is Alive 2″.

After Kim Junsu, another JYJ member will be challenging a new field through narrating a documentary. We reported in March that Kim Junsu would be the narrator of  MBC documentary "The Zoo is Alive″ and after the successful show, Kim Jaejoong is ready to showcase his amazing voice through narrating "The Zoo is Alive 2″.

The reason why Jaejoong has been chosen to be the narrator of the said show is because of his love for animals. The representative said "His angelic voice and love for animals suit the show as Jaejoong will be able to convince fans to watch the show."

 "The Zoo is Alive 2″ will be aired on August 12th.

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f(x) wins first place on Show Champion with "Rum Pum Pum Pum"

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 08:08 AM PDT

The f(x) girls claimed their first victory with title track "Rum Pum Pum Pum" on Show Champion.

Check out their performance and encore stage below:

Congratulations to f(x)

Girls' Generation Tiffany's cousin is a pretty girl

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation Tiffany has become the topic of discussion again, with her cousin this time.

As reported last time, Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Sunny went to the States for the opening ceremony of a baseball game. Tiffany's cousin was there to snap a few photos with the girls.

Fans commented after seeing her photos, "she's such a beauty", "She can debut as a member of Girls' Generation", "She is as pretty as an idol" and etc.

What do you think?

Daesung’s “I Love You” tops Japan’s USEN chart

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Big Bang member Daesung's first solo Japanese single, "I Love You", has dominated the Japan's USEN J-POP Chart.

USEN is one of the largest cable broadcasting company in Japan and J-POP Request Ranking is made by total of fans and viewers' requests. Daesung's "I Love You" proved its popularity by topping the J-POP Request Ranking chart as well as charting at #5 on the Oricon Daily Single chart.

"I Love You" is a remake of the song by popular J-pop singer Ozaki Yutaka, which was widely known in Korea as well. The song was produced by Tokyojihen's member Kameda Seiji and made collaboration with top Japanese violinist Hakase Taro.

2NE1 bounces back to the top of music charts with “Do You Love Me”

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

After previously sweeping off various music charts with "Falling In Love", 2NE1 reclaims the top spot with its second title song, "Do You Love Me"!

2NE1 released their latest single "Do You Love Me" on August 7th, and the song immediately topped real-time music charts including MelOn, Olleh, Mnet, Bugs Music, Soribada, Naver Music, Daum Music and Monkey 3, achieving an all-kill.

"Do You Love Me", which was produced by YG's main producer TEDDY, is full of fierceness and excitement that suits the summer season, just like "I Am The Best" released in the summer of 2011.

Super Junior’s Siwon talks about his close friendship with BoA

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Super Junior's Choi Siwon appeared as a mystery guest on SBS TV talk show 'Thank You' to be aired on August 9th, and talked about his friendship and first encounter with BoA.

Siwon, who is known to be on very close terms with BoA, suprised the singer and other production staffs by showing up with handful of gifts to the recording.

During the recording, the Super Junior member revealed how he became friends with BoA, "I will never forget the day that I met BoA for the first time. I felt really nervous by her presence at that moment," and BoA responded, "I don't remember a thing from that day."

Siwon continued, "Now, we are so close that I volunteered myself to be her manager. Sometimes I even call her 'Goddess BoA' instead of just calling her name."

JYJ Junsu’s fans freeze ‘Elisabeth’ ticketing website

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT

A flood of fans wanting to see JYJ Kim Junsu's performance crashed the ticketing website for the musical 'Elisabeth'.

On August 6th, Interpark and the Seoul Arts Center opened up the third round of ticket reservations for the musical 'Elisabeth'. As soon as the ticketing began, Junsu's fans all accessed at the same time, freezing Seoul Arts Center's website.

Interpark continued to stay up, but all the tickets for Kim Junsu's shows were sold out in an instant.

In the previous batch of tickets, about 20,000 seats for his performances were sold out within five minutes of release, evidencing Junsu's popularity.

SECRET’s Hyosung to star as a ghost in new drama

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 05:30 AM PDT

SECRET's Hyosung will be acting for the first time in upcoming cable channel OCN's new drama series, 'Detective Cheo Yong Who Sees Ghost'.

Hyosung has been cast in 'Detective Cheo Yong Who Sees Ghost' alongside actor Oh Ji Ho and actress Oh Ji Eun. She will be playing a high school student ghost, Han Na Young, who helps the detectives solve mysterious crimes.

The 10-part crime drama will center on a cop named Cheo Yong (Oh Ji Ho) who has the ability to see ghosts and uses it to his advantage to solve crime cases. It starts filming mid-August and is set to premiere October 6 on OCN.

ZE:A’s Junyoung to pair up with Yura in ‘Love and War 2’

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 05:00 AM PDT

ZE:A's Junyoung has been revealed to be Girl's Day Yura's mystery partner on the third episode of the KBS2's 'Love and War 2'!

According to a show's representative, ZE:A's Junyoung will pair up with Yura as the main couple in a special episode of 'Love and War 2'. The two idol stars will turn into a young couple and will shoot their 3-part series at the beach in the Philippines.

Are you excited for the new couple?

SM Entertainment to open SMTOWN Museum in Los Angeles

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 04:30 AM PDT

In order to promote Hallyu in the United States, SM Entertainment announced its plans to open the 'SMTOWN Museum' in Los Angeles.

The agency established a branch SM Entertainment USA to build a strong foundation, and purchased a building in the center of KoreaTown. This building will go through re-modeling soon and transform into a completely different place to become a Mecca of K-wave.

This new 'SMTOWN Museum' will be full of various cultural contents including, a Korean restaurant and a space of entertainment with holograms that will be related to the Korean wave and SM Entertainmet's artists.

SM, YG, JYP and Star Empire request investigations into music chart manipulation

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 04:05 AM PDT

Top agencies SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and Star Empire Entertainment have filed an official complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office against digital music chart manipulation issues.

The four agencies requested a thorough investigation on acts of manipulation regarding digital music streaming usage figures. They pointed out that several agencies have been hiring companies to manipulate the data a song has been played or downloaded, and put a certain song in the upper ranks of music charts.

Songs that have landed higher on the charts easily gain more attention and royalties. Especially, as data from online music charts are frequently used for main channel music shows, these songs have high chances to rise to the top 10 on the programs.

A representative stated, "These manipulating acts in the digital music market should be stopped. The digital music industry must work together to clear up any such bad trend and to make online charts fair and reliable."

LEDApple’s Hanbyul and Youngjun cover Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 03:38 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 August 7, LEDApple's Hanbyul and Youngjun released a cover of Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are". The duo impressed the fans with their very own acoustic rendition of the song.

Watch the cover below.

Guess the MVs #6

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 03:31 AM PDT

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A Pink’s Bomi and Na Eun tell fans to take care of themselves

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 03:12 AM PDT

A Pink members Bomi and Na Eun sent fans an encouraging message with a lovely set of photos.

On August 7, Bomi uploaded a couple of photos on A-Cube's official Twitter and wrote, "The weather is not good this morning. Take care yourself and do not catch a cold! I hope our photos cheer you guys up! Don't forget to watch 'Weekly Idol' today!"

In the photos, Bomi and Na Eun are staring at the camera with similar expressions and poses. The two are also drawing attention with their different charms and lovely looks.

Lee Sang Yup and Gong Hyun Joo are dating!

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT

It has been revealed that actor Lee Sang Yup and actress Gong Hyun Joo are in a relationship.

A representative of Lee Sang Yup's agency confirmed, "When we checked, we were told that Lee Sang Yup and Gong Hyun Joo are in a relationship. The two started off as friends and have developed into a dating relationship."

The rep added, "We do not know further details because they are private matters."

After the news broke out, Lee Sang Yup posted on his fan cafe, "I think you all saw the news. I was also very shocked, but I felt apologetic to all of you. You have shown me love and support, and even though you should have known first, I'm sorry that you had to find out through articles."

Big Bang’s Seungri to be special host of Japan’s variety show

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's Seungri Seungri will make an appearance as special host in a Japanese variety music show, 'Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight'.

Seungri, who has served as the special MC for this particular show before, will once again host the August 8th broadcast of 'Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight'. The episode will also be the first meeting between Avex labelmates Seungri and Japanese singer Kumi Koda.

Seungri will also roll out his first solo album in Japan on September 25, and start promoting actively not only as a singer, but also as a TV personality on variety. He will also perform at the 'Mezamashi LIVE ISLAND TOUR 2013 in Fukuoka' on the same day.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany and Yuri to host ‘2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave’

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany and Yuri have been chosen to host the upcoming '2013 Incheon Korean Music Wave' concert, which will take place on September 1st at the Incheon World Cup Stadium. This will mark their fourth time of hosting the popular event.

The two idols will not only host this year's festival but also plan to show their great performance as Girls' Generation members on stage. This festival will also feature many top groups including Super Junior, 2AM, SISTAR, B2ST, MBLAQ, T-ara, FT Island, Teen Top, Boyfriend, ZE:A, Girl's Day, miss A, SECRET, B.A.P, A-JAX and BTS.

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Super Junior to release travel book of Korea

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Super Junior will turn into travel guides of Korea in a new tour book.

SM Entertainement announced that Super Junior will release a travel book titled, 'Super Junior's Experience Korea NEWS+Seoul' on August 16. The book contains stories and photos of the members, who traveled around Korea for about a year.

Super Junior's members traveled in pairs, with Siwon and Donghae covering the north of Korea, Kyuhyun and Yesung traveled to the east, Shindong and Eunhyuk to the west, Leeteuk and Ryeowook to the south, and Kangin and Sungmin took over the capital of Seoul.

Each area's attractions are categorized into four small segments, "Tasting", "Feeling", "Making" and "Enjoying". The travel book also offers video clips that play through augmented reality phone applications when user touch the pictures in the book.

miss A displays elegant beauty for ‘ROEM’

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 10:00 PM PDT

The ladies of miss A, who recently became the face of 'ROEM', displayed their elegant beauties in the clothing line's latest fall pictorial.

Korea's clothing brand, ROEM offers casual apparel for young women which features chic and elegant designs. In the photos, miss A transforms into fall goddess, donning their trench coats and stockings, and effortlessly showcases individual charms and beauty.

Check out the photos below:

Lee Byung Hun makes romantic proposal to Lee Min Jung at movie theater

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 09:31 PM PDT

Actor Lee Byung Hun surprised his fiancée Lee Min Jung with a romantic proposal at the movie theater.

According to sources, Lee Byung Hun prepared a special screening of his latest Hollywood film, 'Red: The Legend'. At the end of the film, the screen played a special proposal video that the actor had made, bringing Lee Min Jung to tears.

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung will have a private wedding at Grand Hyatt Hotel on August 10 with around 900 guests invited. Actor Lee Bum Soo and comedian Shin Dong Yup will be the MCs of the ceremony.

Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) to release new album next month

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) is coming back as a solo artist with her second mini-album in September.

Kim Ye Rim posted on Two Months' official Facebook, "My second mini-album is slated to come out in September! Please look forward to September!" and posted a photo of herself in a recording studio.

With announcement of PSY, Busker Busker, IU, Taeyang and many major singers preparing for comebacks in September, many music fans are showing great excitement for the great competition.

Gummy sings “Day And Night” for ‘Master’s Sun’ OST

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 08:36 PM PDT

Talented singer Gummy lent her voice for the first soundtrack of SBS new drama series, 'Master's Sun'.

On August 7, Gummy released her latest single "Day And Night" as part of the drama's first OST single album. The song showcases Gummy's emotional voice and expresses the love line of the two main characters, played by actor So Ji Sub and actress Gong Hyo Jin.

'Master's Sun' will premiere on August 7th at 10 PM (KST).

MBLAQ’s repackaged album ‘Love Beat’ to contain 3 new tracks

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 08:27 PM PDT

MBLAQ revealed the full tracklist for upcoming special repackaged album, 'Love Beat'.

The repackaged album 'Love Beat' contains a total of nine tracks including six songs from MBLAQ's 5th mini album, 'Sexy Beat', as well as three new songs "No Love", "I Don't Know" and "Prayer".

The special album was specially prepared by MBLAQ prior to their 2013 world tour, and it is said that all of the members widely participated in the album production.

'Love Beat' will be released on August 12.

2NE1 releases dance practice video for “Do You Love Me”

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 08:03 PM PDT

Ahead of the release of its official music video, 2NE1 treats fans to a dance practice video for second title track, "Do You Love Me"!

"Do You Love Me", which was produced by YG's main producer TEDDY, is full of fierceness and excitement that suits the summer season, just like "I Am The Best" released in the summer of 2011.

Check out the clip below:

HISTORY signals comeback with a teaser image

Posted: 06 Aug 2013 07:49 PM PDT

Loen Entertainment's first ever male idol group, HISTORY, who debuted with "Dreamer" in April, will be coming back later this month with first mini album, 'JUST NOW'!

On August 7, Loen Entertainment posted on official Facebook page, "HISTORY 1st MINI ALBUM [JUST NOW] Teaser Image. HISTORY's coming up on August 20!! :)", and treated fans to a teaser image of the group showing a more casual looks than its debut image.