Friday, August 16, 2013

"Psy to receive Best Singer award " plus 24 more

"Psy to receive Best Singer award " plus 24 more

Psy to receive Best Singer award

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Korean pop sensation Psy will be honored with Best Singer award at the upcoming 40th Korea Broadcasting Award to be held on September 3 at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.

The annual Korea Broadcasting Award were divided into a wide range of categories, including drama programs, news reports, radio shows and more. Psy is among the winners this year for the 'singer' category.

In addition, Son Hyun Joo and Shin Dong Yup will be awarded the 'Best Actor' and 'Best Show Host' along with KBS 'My Husband Got A Family' and SBS 'Chaser' for the 'Best Long Drama' and 'Best Short Drama' awards respectively.

Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun to reunite in new fantasy drama

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun, who previously worked together in the blockbuster film 'Thieves' will be reuniting in new SBS fantasy drama 'Man From the Stars'.

'Man From the Stars' will center on a top celebrity Chun Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun) and an alien man Do Min Jun (Kim Soo Hyun) from outer space who have lived on Earth since four hundred years ago in the Joseon Dynasty.

The drama will also mark Jun Ji Hyun's return to the small screen for the first time in 14 years since SBS drama 'Happy Together'. Moreover, as another main cast Kim Soo hyun also had mega hit series 'The Moon that Embraces the Sun', fans expect the combination of two will create another big success.

'Man From the Stars' is set to air this December.

T-ara’s Dani to make her debut soon?

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Fans might see T-ara's Dani performing on the stage soon!

On August 15th, Dani posted the childhood photo above on her personal Instagram along with the exciting news, "Thank u guys for taking the posts sooooo nicely~~~~~^^ i go on instagram almost everyday soooooooo never ever forget meeeeeeee and i will be debuting soonnnn~~~~COMIMG SOON~~!!".

Dani was first revealed to the public last year but has yet to make official debut as T-ara member. Although she had already appeared as an actress through T-ara's "Day by Day" music video and KBS 2TV's drama '2013 School', fans are eagerly awaiting for her music debut whether as a member of T-ara or subunit T-ara N4.

Clara wants to have a baby with Sam Hammington?

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 06:00 AM PDT

One of the hottest stars, Clara revealed that she would like to have a child with the comedian Sam Hammington.

Clara appeared as a special guest on the August 14th episode of QTV's 'A Difficult Show!' and was asked to answer who she would want to have a child with if the only surviving people on Earth were the six members of the show.

Ranking them in order, Sam Hammington, who has been gaining popularity after appearing on MBC's 'Real Men' was put at the top of the list. Clara explained, "Sam is a foreigner and is a very cute person so I think our child would come out pretty."

Lee Min Ho oozes manly charisma in ‘Esquire’

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 05:43 AM PDT

Heartthrob Lee Min Ho has decorated the September cover of men's magazine 'Esquire'.

Dressed in classy black suits, Lee Min Ho put his pretty boy image aside and oozed out the charisma of a beastly and charismatic man. He also showed a new look with shorter hairstyle and even more toned body as he'd been practicing surfing for the SBS drama 'The Heirs'.

Lee Min Ho's pictorial will available in the September edition of 'Esquire'.

4minute’s Gayoon and Sohyun show mature and alluring aura for ‘InStyle’

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 05:26 AM PDT

4minute's Gayoon and Sohyun showed off mature charms and alluring looks in the pictorial for the September issue of fashion magazine 'InStyle'.

The fashion magazine revealed a sneak peek of their pictorial showing Gayoon and Sohyun taking on a dark, dramatic look with bold makeup, red lips and alluring poses. The maknae especially drew attention with her mature and sexy transformation, ditching her youthful image.

Photographer An Joo Young said, "Many people look awkward with red lips, but I was very surprised by their great looks. I hope to have more shootings with them in the future."

Clara’s hot and sexy pictorial with Jay Park

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 04:51 AM PDT

Singer Jay Park and actree Clara teamed up for a new fashion pictorial for the life style magazine, '1st Look'!

In the photos, the duo showcased their sexy street fashion look with Clara flaunting her oozing sexy appeal and perfect body line in tight fitting outfits. Jay Park, on the other hand, is posing on the floor and giving a shy look.

You may know that Clara previously appeared in Jay Park's "JOAH" MV and the two are currently fixed guests on 18+ rated program, 'SNL Korea'.

Jay Park, who will be joining 2013 One Hip Hop Festival, said, "I am a fan of the concert headliner Tyga. I am very happy to be on stage with other hip hop artists."

Clara also shared, "I also love hip hop music. I am big fan of Nelly and 2PAC. I wish I could enjoy the festival after I finish my shooting for SNL Korea. Would they put me up on stage? I hope they do!"

YG’s survival program ‘WIN’ to premiere next week!

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 04:29 AM PDT

YG Entertainment's self-produced survival program 'WIN' (Who Is Next) will finally hit the airwaves simultaneously on two cable channels Mnet and tvN starting on August 23 at 10PM (KST).

'WIN' is being produced by YG Entertainment to select the members of the agency's next boy group. Divided into two teams dubbed Team A and B, the show's winning team will make their debut immediately under the group's name "WINNER," while the losing team will get back to their trainee days.

Team A consists 5 members including the ex-contestant of Superstar K2 and the recently debuted Kang Seung Yoon, and the ex-contestant of K-Pop Star, Lee Seung Hoon. Team B consists of 6 members and among them is the then 12-year-old boy rapper B.I who featured in MC Mong's 'Indian Boy', and Koo Jun Hee, another ex-contestant of K-Pop Star.

Also, Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang will show their support for their soon-to-be lablemates by producing their music and giving useful advice. A track from G-Dragon's upcoming album, "Shake the World," will be arranged to be the title song for the program.

Kim Sori showcases her bikini body in drool-worthy MV for “B.I.K.I.N.I”

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 04:11 AM PDT

Singer Kim Sori is back to make the summer season hotter with her latest single "B.I.K.I.N.I" and music video!

"B.I.K.I.N.I" was produced by producing team BEATAMIN, who also produced Kim Sori's "Dual Life" released earlier this year. The song is accompanied with a drool-worthy music video featuring the singer herself flaunting her sexy bikini body.

Check out the MV below!

Henry releases an acoustic version of “1-4-3(I Love You)”

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 03:59 AM PDT

Following the successful run of promotions for "Trap", Super Junior-M's Henry will resume his activity with his self-written track, "1-4-3(I Love You)".

On August 16th, Henry released an acoustic version of "1-4-3(I Love You)", a track originally included in his debut mini-album 'Trap' but will be released as a digital single on August 23 featuring f(x)'s Amber. The song is composed and written by Henry and his composer team NoizeBank.

Unlike the original electronic pop version, the acoustic version gives a more soothing vibe and highlights Henry's soulful voice. The acoustic version also features labelmate EXO's Chanyeol.

[130816] EXO wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 03:43 AM PDT

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

The August 16th episode of the show features the debut stage of rookie girl group Wassup as well as comeback performance of Ulala Session. Especially, Wassup modified their stage outfits tonight after previously deemed unsuitable for the 3 major stations.

Other performers tonight included B2ST, f(x), EXO, 2NE1, ZE:A, B.A.P, VIXX, A Pink, Girl's Day, Dick Punks, Big Star, Crayon Pop, AOA Black, 5dolls, Yoo Sung Eun, Sunny Days, M.I.B, 24k, Stellar, TAHITI, MR.MR, Lee Ji An and TURAN.

And for the highlight of the show, EXO won against f(x) on this week's 'K-Chart' with their latest title track, "Growl"!

Congratulations EXO!

Tonight's Performances:


Lee Ji An







Sunny Days


Yoo Sung Eun


AOA Black

Crayon Pop

Big Star

Dick Punks

Girl's Day

A Pink








Watch tonight's comeback and debut performances:

Ulala Session - "Fonky"
Wassup - "Wa$$up"

Ulala Session returns with “Fonky” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 03:19 AM PDT

Having recently released its mini album 'Memory', Ulala Session has returned with new digital single "Fonky". The group also kicked off their first comeback performance tonight on 'Music Bank'.

Unlike Ulala Session's soulful ballads, "Fonky" is a combination of "funky blues" and trot. The song was composed and written by Ulala Session members, and features the legendary trot singer Sul Woon Do, who incorporates the trot genre in the track.

Check out their performance below:

New girl group Wassup debuts with “Wa$$up” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 02:53 AM PDT

New girl group Wassup, who has already been gaining attention as 'twerking idols', kicked off their debut performance for "Wa$$up" on 'Music Bank'.

Wassup, who has been training for three years, is a seven-member hip hop group created by Sony Music Korea and Mafia Record. The group consists of members Jinju, Nari, Nada, Dain, Woojoo, Sujin and Jiae.

The group aims to differentiate themselves from the other debuting girl groups by incorporating "dancehall" music and twerking in their debut. They especially modified their stage outfits tonight after previously deemed unsuitable for the 3 major stations

Watch their performance below.

130816 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 01:16 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- f(x)
- B.A.P
- 2NE1
- ZE:A
- Girl's Day
BEAST, f(x), EXO, VIXX, M.I.B, 24K, 2NE1, ZE:A, B.A.P, Bigstar, Sunny Days, Turan, Wassup, Lee Ji Ahn, MR.MR, Yoo Seung Eun, TAHITI, Crayon Pop, AOA, Stellar, Dickpunks, F-ve Dolls, Ulala Session, Girl's Day, Apink

Go Jun Hee flaunts her curvy figure for "GRAZIA"

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 12:57 AM PDT

Actress Go Jun Hee collaborates with Calvin Klein Underwear for the 2013 Winter Photoshoot.

The photoshoot was done in a hotel located in Manhattan.

Go Jun Hee shows off her pefect body line for the said brand, more photos from the photoshoot will be revealed in the latest issue of "Grazia" on 19th August.

B.A.P tops Billboard’s World Album chart

Posted: 16 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT

B.A.P have placed themselves atop Billboard's World Albums chart.

Based on the latest U.S. Billboard chart rankings, B.A.P's third mini album 'Badman', which was released on August 6th, topped the website's World Album Chart. After topping the chart with 'One Shot' early this year, B.A.P achieved their second triumph on the chart.

Congratulations B.A.P!

JYJ Yoochun’s Chinese fan community reaches 210,000 members

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT

JYJ's Yoochun keeps getting popular in China.

On August 14th, C-JeS Entertainment announced, "Park Yoochun's Baidu Community has hit over 210,000 registered members. Baidu is one of the largest portal web of China. Yoochun expressed his gratitude for his Chinese fans through a personal signature for the site. We will do our best so that he can get back with a great production as the hottest Hallyu star in China."

Yoochun's Chinese fan community also said, "We became one family because of our love for Yoochun. We had a wonderful 9 years together, and we will do our best to keep this community. We love you, Park Yoochun!"

Yoochun's Baidu fan community started growing continuously for the past year and has been gaining approximately 300 new members a day, showing his great popularity in China.

B1A4 donates 5 tons of school supplies

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After successfully wrapping up their second solo concert, B1A4 will be donating five tons of school supplies that they collected for children.

From August 7 to 11, B1A4 held its '2013 B1A4 Limited Show – Amazing Store' at UNIQLO AX located in Gwangjin District of Seoul. Instead of giving them flower wreaths for the concert, the group asked fans to donate school supplies to help the children in need.

Approximately five tons of school supplies were sent in. According to CJ E&M, "The school supplies will be donated to CJ Donors Camp under B1A4's name and their fans. Every supply will be used meaningfully."

Missy Elliott to collaborate with G-Dragon on KCON 2013?

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Missy Elliott is coming to KCON 2013!

The hip-hop veteran has been announced as an additional artist for KCON 2013. She will be performing as part of the event's 'M! Countdown What's up LA' concert on August 25 with line-up also included G-Dragon, EXO, f(x), Teen Top, 2AM, Dynamic Duo, Super Junior M's Henry and Yoo Seung Woo.

Missy Elliott said, "I'm excited to be a part of KCON. This event will allow me to interact with a diverse group of artists and fans."

K-Pop fans are eager to see what is in store for Missy Elliot's KCON appearance, and many are hoping to get a glimpse at her and G-Dragon in action together. G-Dragon had announced his second solo album, set for an August 18th release, will feature Missy Eliott but it hasn't been confirmed whether the Grammy-award winning rapper will perform with him or not.

What do you think?

Sunmi releases second video teaser for “24 Hours”

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 10:04 PM PDT

Former Wonder Girls member Sunmi has just released her second video teaser for solo debut single, "24 Hours"!

Sunmi will roll out the music video of digital single "24 Hours" on August 20th, followed by the song's online release on August 26. After 3 years and 7 months of being away from the scene, the soon-to-debut solo singer will showcase the "upgraded Sunmi" in her upcoming debut.

Check out the teaser below:

T-ara greets fans from Mongolia

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 09:57 PM PDT

Feeling the excitement for their upcoming concert, the members of T-ara have sent a special video greeting to the fans from Mongolia!

As reported earlier, Core Contents Media's idol groups T-ara, SPEED, The SEEYA and Davichi will head to Mongolia by the invitation of the local TV channel ETV HD. The groups will have a joint concert at the Central Stadium in Ulaanbaatar on September 21.

Check out the video below:

KARA to pre-release “Runaway” ahead of comeback

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 09:27 PM PDT

Fans will get to hear from KARA earlier than expected as they announced that they will be pre-releasing a track ahead of official comeback.

KARA will be pre-releasing the track "Runaway" on August 21 before the full album release in September. "Runaway" is a medium-tempo track composed by Shim Eun Ji that will showcase KARA's transformed vocal skills.

It has been also revealed that KARA's upcoming title track for upcoming fourth full-length album will be titled, "I Can't Become a Lady".

Bumkey releases “Attraction” ft. Dynamic Duo (MV starring Crayon Pop’s Ellin)

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 08:52 PM PDT

Bumkey is back with his latest single "Attraction".

Released on August 16th, "Attraction" was co-produced by Bumkey and Duble Sidekick and features the hip hop group Dynamic Duo.

The music video for the song is especially gaining attention with the participation of Crayon Pop's Ellin, who set aside her helmet and tracksuit to put on a new feminine image as leading lady of Bumkey.

Check out the MV below!

Duble Sidekick’s Mikey releases a R&B version of SISTAR’s “Loving U”

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 08:41 PM PDT

Mikey of the hit K-pop songwriter team Double Kick has released a R&B version of SISTAR's summer hit track "Loving U".

Duble Sidekick is actually the producing team behind "Loving U". Mikey rearranged the track and gave it a beautiful R&B interpretation with the help of acoustic band and rapper Olltii.

A music video for the song has been also released featuring SISTAR members. Check it out below!

Big Star takes you behind the scenes of “Run & Run”

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 08:27 PM PDT

After completing its stage comebacks, Big Star unveiled the behind the scenes video of its preparations and rehearsals for "Run & Run" comeback.

"Run & Run" is a hip hop title track of mini album 'Hang Out' directed and produced by Brave Entertainment's founder Brave Brothers and and Elephant Kingdom. For this comeback, Brave Entertainment teamed up with NH Media, home to U-Kiss, to promote Big Star's new album.

Check out the video below: