Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Solbi cast as lead in new tvN drama ‘Fantasy Tower’" plus 24 more

"Solbi cast as lead in new tvN drama ‘Fantasy Tower’" plus 24 more


Solbi cast as lead in new tvN drama ‘Fantasy Tower’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT


Songstress Solbi has been cast as the female lead in an upcoming tvN drama 'Fantasy Tower'.

Solbi will take on the role of Jeong Eun Sung, a reporter for a magazine who meets Yong Wan (Song Jae Rim) a man who can foresee the future.

A representative stated, "Solbi's passion for acting is great. She threw her name out there and slowly learning how to act. Hopefully, she'll be able to show everything she has through this drama."

Joo Ji Hoon and T-ara’s Eunjung to host the JIMFF

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Actor Joo Ji Hoon and T-ara's Eunjung will host the opening ceremony of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF).

The two stars will host the opening ceremony for this year's JIMFF and sing a famous duet track "Falling Slowly", the mega hit soundtrack to Irish music film 'Once'

Joo Ji Hoon has been active in various dramas and movies since his debut in 'Princess Hours'. He has recently been cast for the new MBC drama 'Medical Top Team'. On the other hand, Eunjung is currently busy with T-ara's promotions in Japan.

Crayon Pop to perform at music festival for the first time

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT


Currently receiving much love with addictive track, Crayon Pop has been invited to take part in a music festival for the first time!

According to Fortune Entertainment, Crayon Pop has been added to the lineup at the electronic music festival 'Global Gathering Korea 2013' which will be held on October 12. It is the first time for the group to perform for a festival.

Crayon Pop members are planing to perform three songs including "Saturday Night", "Dancing Queen" and their hit song "Bar Bar Bar." The festival organizer added that the group will also work with local DJ teams for a remixed version of "Bar Bar Bar".

Kim Hyun Joong to substitute for TVXQ’s Changmin on ‘Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 06:03 AM PDT


Due to TVXQ's busy schedule, Kim Hyun Joong temporarily replaced Changmin in the recent filming of 'Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education'.

A representative stated that Changmin wasn't able to participate in a recent recording on August 7th due to his prior schedules. Kim Hyun Joong will be joining the program as a new member for the next 3 weeks.

However, the rep added, "Kim Hyun Joong is joining as a new member, not as a replacement of Changmin. Kim Hyun Joong will still appear for a while even after Changmin gets back on the show."

For this episode, the cast members headed to Taereung Village to practice badminton with national athletes that live and train there.

Lee Hyori thinks she lacks talent as a singer

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 05:32 AM PDT


Lee Hyori confessed that she didn't have confidence in her talents.

Cable channel OnStyle has started a new reality program called 'Lee Hyori's X Unni' where Lee Hyori will turn into a mentor for junior singers and give tips how to survive in the music business.

During the show, Lee Hyori revealed, "I thought I lacked the abilities as a singer. I don't have a great vocal talent and I can't dance well."

While the singer coached the girl group SPICA, she also admitted that there are things she can learn from them, "To be honest, SPICA is better than I am and I need to learn from them."

Did Lee Seung Gi had a major procedure recently?

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 05:00 AM PDT


In a recent broadcast of SBS' 'One Night of TV Entertainment' aired on August 7th, Lee Seung Gi participated in an interview and revealed that he had a major procedure done.

During the interview, the host talked about how Lee Seung Gi's looks have changed a lot and asked him if he ever had plastic surgery. He replied, "I didn't have plastic surgery but I received a procedure a couple of days ago."

However, Lee Seung Gi cleared out, "I pulled out a wisdom tooth. Taking a tooth out is a major procedure. Do you know how scary it is? I was very shocked."

NU’EST releases JR and Ren’s image teasers for 3rd mini album ‘Sleep Talking’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 04:42 AM PDT


After their successful exclusive concert tour in Asia, NU'EST is gearing up to make a comeback later this month.

The five-member group raised anticipation of their upcoming third mini album 'Sleep Talking' by posting first set of image teasers featuring members JR and Ren. The group also confirmed the album release date of August 22.

NU'EST is coming back to the music scene with hit K-pop songwriter Double Kick. The boys are set to present fans with a cooling summer tune that they have never shown in previous albums.

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and Sunny go on a date together

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 04:27 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's YoonA and Sunny enjoyed a meal together.

Recently, Sunny posted the photo above on her Instagram and wrote, "The last course of the day I had a date with YoonA!!! I'm just getting around to posting it now kekekeke. It was really fun>_< ♥ Date w YOONG!! My sis :3".

In the photos, Sunny and YoonA pose for the camera while making adorable facial expressions. The two enjoyed a meal together after watching Shinhwa's finale concert in Seoul.

Kahi shows off her sexy abs

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 04:04 AM PDT


Kahi gave a sneak peek of her sexy abs.

On August 8th, the former After School member posted on her Twitter, "They are alive.. my abs..are not dead!! Keke", and posted the photo above.

Known for her glamorous figure, Kahi showed off her sexy and toned abs to fans, proving that she has been hard at work toning up her body.

[130808] f(x) wins on ‘M! Countdown - Summer Special’ + Other Performances

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:43 AM PDT


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

This 'Summer Special' episode features highly anticipated comeback performances from 2NE1, Lim Jeong Hee, Ulala Session and Big Star as well as debut stages of YG Entertainment's new solo artists Kang Seung Yoon and new girl group Wassup.

Other performers tonight included f(x), EXO, A Pink Girl's Day, Brown Eyed Girls, VIXX, Crayon Pop, Dick Punks, Yoo Sung Eun, A-JAX, Collavoice, AOA Black, MR.MR, M.Pire and Queen B'Z.

And for the highlight of the show, f(x) won on this week's chart with their latest single, "Rum Pum Pum Pum"!

Congratulations f(x)!




Tonight's Performances:

Queen B'Z (Debut Stage)



M.Pire



MR.MR



AOA Black



Collavoice

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A-JAX

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Yoo Sung Eun



Dick Punks



Crayon Pop



VIXX



Brown Eyed Girls



Girl's Day



A Pink



EXO



f(x)




Watch tonight's comeback and debut performances below:

2NE1 - "Do You Love Me"
Kang Seung Yoon - "Wild and Young"
Ulala Session - "Fonky"
Lim Jeong Hee - "Luv Is"
Big Star - "Run & Run"
Wassup - "Wa$$up"

2NE1 asks “Do You Love Me” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:33 AM PDT


After the success of "Falling In Love", 2NE1 is back with another round of promotions for its latest title track "Do You Love Me".

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

The music video was personally filmed by the members of 2NE1. Instead of using big-budget sets and high fashion stage costumes, they decided to create a home video with mobile phones and old-fashioned cameras and show a natural and casual aspect of the group.

Watch their performance below:

Big Star is back with “Run & Run” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:13 AM PDT


The boys of Big Star, who debuted with "Hot Boy" last year, are back with new mini album 'Hang Out' featuring the title song, "Run & Run".

"Run & Run" is a hip hop track 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 their performanc below:

New girl group Wassup debuts with “Wa$$up” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:08 AM PDT


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

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.

Watch their performance below.

Lim Jeong Hee sings about what “Luv Is” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:06 AM PDT


R&B vocalist Lim Jeong Hee has made a comeback with her latest single "Luv Is" earlier, and she is diving straight to her promotions starting on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Luv Is" is a mix of pop, R&B and hip hop and features the charismatic rap of hip hop duo BaeChigi. The song is about the regrets former lovers feel after ending their relationship. The music video for the song also features 2AM's member Seulong aand ctress Kim Da Ye.

Watch her performance below.

Kang Seung Yoon is “Wild and Young” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:05 AM PDT


YG Entertainment's new artist Kang Seung Yoon is all geared up to officially promote his solo debut single "Wild and Young" on 'M! Countdown'!

The song is written by YG's main producer Teddy and unlike his previous dance songs, "Wild and Young" contains rock sounds. It is expected to show new sounds of YG, making synergy with Kang Seung Yoon's vocal.

Watch his performance below.

Ulala Session returns with “Fonky” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 02:56 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 'M! Countdown'.

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:

Yoo Sae Yoon to make a comeback as UV after DUI incident

Posted: 08 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT


After keeping quiet following his DUI incident earlier this year, comedian-singer Yoo Sae Yoon will be soon returning to the public eye as part of UV.

According to representatives, Yoo Se Yoon and Muzi will be releasing a new single on August 16. They are working on the finishing touches on the single and already finished filming for the music video.

However, UV will not perform the song for the public nor promote the album.

Back in May, Yoo Sae Yoon had voluntarily admitted to drinking under the influence. His DUI had led him to step down from his positions on many popular variety shows like 'Knee Drop Guru', 'Radio Star' and 'SNL Korea'.

MYNAME to give a unique ceremonial first pitch in baseball game

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT


The boys of MYNAME have promised their fans to give a unique ceremonial first pitch.

MYNAME will be giving the ceremonial first pitch for the baseball game between Nexen Heroes and SK Y-Burns to be held in Mok-dong baseball field in Seoul on August 8th at 6PM (KST). Member Seyong will be throwing the ball while JoonQ will stand at the plate as the batter.

During cleaning time, MYNAME will be putting on a performance of their latest track "Baby I'm Sorry", cheering and wishing for the victory of Nexen Heroes.

Seyong and JoonQ said, "We're researching various ways to put on a unique first pitch performance. A lot of people will be surprised."

T-ara tops Oricon’s Daily Chart with ‘Treasure Box’

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT


T-ara's latest Japanese album has proudly stood at the top of Japan's prestigious Oricon chart.

The group's second studio album 'Treasure Box' topped Oricon's Daily Album chart on the day of its release on August 7th, after selling 10,059 copies. The album contains 13 songs, including the Japanese version of Korean releases, duet tracks from 'Bunny Style!' single and new Japanese originals, "Target" and "Dejavu".

Congratulations T-ara!

B.A.P becomes the new face of ‘SKOOLOOKS’

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 10:30 PM PDT


B.A.P has been chosen as the new face of school uniform brand, 'SKOOLOOKS'.

According to TS Entertainment on August 8, the B.A.P members are the new endorsement models for the famous school uniform brand, 'SKOOLOOKS', which top groups Big Bang, B2ST and A Pink modeled before.

In the released photos, the six B.A.P members shed off their fierce and powerful looks for a more friendly appeal as they don colorful school uniforms and baseball caps, showing off refreshing and comfortable charms.

EXO to open collaboration shop ‘BWCW’

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 10:00 PM PDT


Celebrating the release of its newest song "Growl", the boys of EXO will open up a collaboration shop this weekend.

SM Entertainment announced that EXO will open up a shop called 'BOY WHO CRIED WOLF' or BWCW at Seoul's concept store OUTLAB on August 10th. The shop will be full of collaboration works between EXO and Korea's popular street fashion brands.

Just like EXO's concept for first studio album 'XOXO (Kiss&Hug)', the store will be having a concept of "school" and will feature EXO's custom fashion and lifestyle items.

Cube and FNC Entertainment join SM, YG, JYP and Star Empire to fight against chart manipulation

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 09:32 PM PDT


SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and Star Empire Entertainment have filed an official complaint against digital music chart manipulation issues, and it has been reported that Cube Entertainment and FNC Entertainment have joined in as well.

The agencies have submitted a complaint to the Supreme Prosecutors' Office requesting it investigate allegations that competing companies are faking play counts on online music websites.

Joining the battle, Cube Entertainment stated, "We are with SM, YG, JYP and Star Empire on this issue, which is a disease to the music industry."

FNC Entertainment also stated," We hope that the chart manipulation becomes cleared. We hope to make healthy music market through fair competition."

Lee Jung Hyun releases dance version MV for “V”

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 09:05 PM PDT


After releasing the spooky music video, Lee Jung Hyun is treating fans to a dance version music video for latest title track, "V".

"V" is a house dance track that is reportedly just right for summer. The music video was written and directed by PARKing CHANce, a brand between world-renowned movie director, Park Chan Wook and his brother, Park Chan Kyung.

Check out the MV below:

New girl group Wassup debuts with “Wa$$up” MV

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 08:34 PM PDT


New girl group Wassup, who has already been gaining attention as 'twerking idols', unveiled the music video for debut single, "Wa$$up".

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 consistsof 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.

Check out the MV below:

SHINee releases repackaged album ‘The Misconceptions of Us’

Posted: 07 Aug 2013 08:27 PM PDT


Combining the two chapters of its third album, SHINee is back with its new repackaged album 'The Misconceptions of Us'.

Released on August 8, the album contains songs from the first two chapters as well as two new songs, "Selene 6.23" and "Better Off". New song "Selene 6.23" is a ballad song with orchestra and piano sound. It talks about a crush and describes one sided love. Follow up single "Better Off" is a pop ballad which talks about sadness of breakup.

The songs' lyrics are known to be written by SHINee's member Jonghyun.

Check out the new songs below:

Selene 6.23


Better Off