Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"VIXX and Boys Republic join charity campaign in Vietnam" plus 24 more

"VIXX and Boys Republic join charity campaign in Vietnam" plus 24 more

VIXX and Boys Republic join charity campaign in Vietnam

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Idol groups VIXX and Boys Republic will participate in a charity campaign for the needy in Vietnam.

According to their respective agencies, the two groups have been chosen as the honorary ambassadors for SBS MTV and Standard Chartered Bank's 'Eye Camp Expedition'. The groups will contribute in the campaign as well as join the volunteer team who will help the visually impaired people in Vietnam.

The Eye Camp Expedition is a part of Standard Chartered Bank' 'Seeing is Believing' project which aims to prevent such instances of eyesight loss. The campaign will launch volunteer work session that involves eyesight recovery operation, building habitats for people in needs, installing drinking water storage tanks and other charity works in Vietnam.

Girl’s Day become the new ambassadors for charity campaign Plan Korea

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Girl's Day has been chosen as the honorary ambassadors of children's development and child sponsorship program Plan Korea. On August 20, the girl group will perform at water park Everland's Caribbean Bay for a guerrilla concert and the appointment ceremony.

The concert is part of Plan Korea's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign, which promote rights of girls and bring millions of girls out of poverty around the world. Girl's Day will also be leaving for Thailand on on August 27 for a four-day volunteer trip with the organization.

13 male celebrities participate in 13th anniversary issue of ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Thirteen of Korea's hottest actors and musicians recently took part in the special edition of fashion magazine 'Cosmopolitan'.

In celebration of its 13th anniversary since its launch in Korea, the fashion magazine is releasing a special edition in September featuring pictorial and interview of 13 hottest male celebrities including 2PM's Taecyeon, Kim Ji Suk, Kim Woo Bin, Verbal Jint, 2AM's Jinwoon, B2ST's Junhyung, Park Ki Woong and more.

Revolving around the theme of 'hidden confessions', each male star revealed what their secrets are. Taecyeon started off by saying that he cannot look in the eyes or have a conversation with a person he likes. He also revealed that he wants to propose to his future bride in Venice's Plaza San Marcos.

Actor Kim Ji Suk said he was really mesmerized by the beautiful women when he recently passed by Gangnam station, adding that Korean women are the prettiest in the world. Kim Woo Bin also revealed his ideal type and talked about his past relationship.

More of the interviews and photo shoots of all 13 male celebrities will be revealed through the September issue of 'Cosmopolitan'.

EXO releases 2nd version MV of “Growl”

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 06:01 AM PDT

EXO has just released the second version music video for "Growl"!

"Growl" is included in EXO's repackaged edition of first official album 'XOXO(Kiss&Hug)'. The music video for the song is especially gaining attention as it was filmed using a one-take method, in which a steady-cam was used to shoot the video in one shot requiring no editing process.

Check out the MV below!

Baek Ji Young to release a soundtrack for ‘Good Doctor’

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 05:30 AM PDT

The 'Queen of OST' Baek Ji Young is coming back to the music scene for the first time since her marriage.

According to a music insider, Baek Ji Young will be releasing another anticipated hit, this time for the soundtrack of popular KBS 2TV series 'Good Doctor'. A behind-the-scene photo has been revealed as well, showing the singer back at a recording session after a long time.

Baek Ji Young became known as the 'Queen of OST' after releasing various hits for the dramas 'Iris', 'Secret Garden', 'The Princess' Man', 'The Greatest Love', 'Rooftop Prince' and 'Arang and the Magistrate.' Her most recent OST contribution was the song "Spring Rain" for the hit drama 'Gu Family Book.'

Lee Sang Soon shoots Lee Hyori’s ‘nude’ pictorial

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Musician Lee Sang Soon participated in his fiancé Lee Hyori's recent pictorial for the fashion magazine 'Cosmopolitan'.

Recently, the fashion magazine unveiled a cut from the alluring pictorial of Lee Hyori. The pictorial was revealed to have been shot by the singer's boyfriend Lee Sang Soon, who Lee Hyori will be getting married to this September.

In the photo, Lee Hyori is fully exposing her back without wearing anything, leaving fans in awe with her flawless body and perfect bodyline.

The full pictorial can be found in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.

ZE:A distributes donation bracelets to fans

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 04:45 AM PDT

ZE:A showered their love to fans by gifting them with donation bracelets.

On August 18, ZE:A revealed a photo of themselves wearing donation bracelets on their official Twitter and wrote, "You all got the bracelets that the members prepared, right? It's a small present we're giving to you. Thank you for always supporting ZE:A."

The bracelets that ZE:A members are wearing can be purchased through donations which will be donated to a foundation that supports children's orchestra education. The group express their gratitude to the fans by handing out donation bracelets during 'Inkigayo'.

Park Shin Hye rocks black denim fashion for ‘Jambangee’

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Actress Park Shin Hye once again showed off her sexy charms in her latest fall pictorial for clothing brand 'Jambangee'.

On August 20, Park Shin Hye's agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment released cuts from her 2013 F/W Jambangee fashion pictoral. She flaunts her chic and feminine charms in tight jackets and a pair of black jeans. With her perfect body and confident expressions, Park Shin Hye looks gorgeous in the photos.

Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye is currently busy filming for her comeback drama 'The Heirs'.

Kangin and Henry showcase mature and sexy charms for ‘ARENA HOMME+’

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 04:15 AM PDT

Super Junior's Kangin and Henry turned into 'men of autumn' in their latest pictorial for fashion magazine 'ARENA HOMME+'.

The two gentlemen showcased their mature charms in their classy suits and jackets and chic hairstyles. In contrast to the sunny and lively image they show on stage, they appeared more manly and sexy especially Henry who showed off his washboard abs.

In the interview, Kangin said, "I thought I would be an adult while I reach 30 years old, but I still feel like a 20 year old child. I try to be more careful when I say or act something than I was in the past."

Henry also revealed his thoughts on working in Korea, "I didn't speak Korean and had no clue about Korean culture so it was hard for me at the beginning. Whenever I was going through a rough time, I usually watch a movie and console myself that the hardship that I am experiencing now isn't much."

Aerial view of TVXQ’s Yokohama concert revealed

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 03:47 AM PDT

The aerial photograph of TVXQ's successful finale concert in Yokohama has been revealed.

SM Entertainment recently released an aerial photograph of the group's concert at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on August 17 and 18. The two-day concert gathered 72,000 people daily in the highest grossing performance ever since making its debut in 2003.

The stadium is 1.5 times bigger than Tokyo Dome, and TVXQ is the first Korean artist to perform in a stadium venue yet. The aerial photo clearly showcased the full-packed audience with their red glowsticks, giving such a magnificent view.

Meanwhile, after their Japan tour, TVXQ will take part in Japan's biggest summer music festival "a-nation."

Lee Yeon Hee transforms into a dark queen for ‘VOGUE’

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 03:28 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yeon Hee makes a royal transformation in her latest pictorial for the September issue of fashion magazine 'VOGUE'.

Lee Yeon hee changed completely different from her usual lovely and pure image to mature and elegant 'queen' appearance completed with gold crown, decorative red-toned dresses, stylish accessories and deep burgundy makeup.

Meanwhile, Lee Yeon Hee is currently shooting her upcoming film 'Marriage Blue' to premiere in Korea later this year.

Kim Hyun Joong to release own sunglasses line under Justin Davis

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 03:12 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong will release his own sunglasses line with the globally renowned jewelry designer Justin Davis.

Justin Davis has worked with celebrities like Paris Hilton, Eminem, Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki. For the collaboration, Kim Hyun Joong took part as a model and designer, and displayed his outstanding senses with his modern and stylish designs.

Kim Hyun Joong and Justin Davis also worked together on a jewelry collaboration back in 2011.

A representative for Justin Davis commented, "Kim Hyun Joong expressed his own creativity and modern taste. We received a lot of praise on the previous jewelry line, and in this collaboration, we were able to feel his passion again."

The sunglasses will be on pre-sale in Japan on late August and will be available in Korea, from September 6th to 12th through Justin Davis popup store in Myeongdong.

KARA's Hara & Jiyoung reveal gorgeous selca

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 01:12 AM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara updated her Instagram on 20th August with a new photo.

She is seen posing with member Jiyoung in the photo above. The girls pose sexily with wet hair and red lips, showing an image which is different from their usual one.

Fans commented, "The girls look sexy here","Comeback concept?" and etc.

Sunmi makes a sexy solo debut with “24 Hours” MV

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 12:25 AM PDT

After much teasing, former Wonder Girls member Sunmi has finally unveiled her solo debut title track "24 Hours"!

On August 20, Sunmi released her music video for her title song "24 Hours", which will be followed by the release of her single album on August 26th. Park Jin Young took in charge of most of the details to her solo debut including her wardrobe, music video and choreography.

JYP Entertainment stated, "Sunmi will be showing her unique charms and she will definitely awe with her transformation so please look forward to it."

Check out the MV below:

Actor Gong Yoo spotted in New Zealand

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Actor Gong Yoo has been spotted at an airport in New Zealand.

On August 19th, photos of Gong Yoo taken during his recent visit to New Zealand for a pictorial shooting were uploaded on an online community board.

In the photos, Gong Yoo seems to be waiting for a pick-up at the airport, and his handsome looks captured the eyes of the netizens. He looks gorgeous in casual yet stylish outfits, showing the definition of 'airport fashion'.

Meanwhile, Goo Yoo will be coming back with a new film called 'Suspect' later this year.

B.A.P heats up Seoul with successful finale concert

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 11:30 PM PDT

B.A.P has wrapped up their six-month Pacific tour in Seoul over the weekend.

The group has rounded off their successful 'Live on Earth - Pacific Tour' with a two-day encore concerts at the Olympic Park's Olympic Hall in Seoul on August 17 and 18. The tour started back in February and toured around the world for 6 months visiting four Asian countries and major cities in United States.

In the encore concert which garnered about 2,000 fans, B.A.P showed explosive performances of their hits including their latest title tracks "Coffee Shop", "Hurricane" and "Badman". Also, Himchan, who couldn't perform at the last concert in Seoul because of an unexpected finger injury, returned to the stage as well.


Posted: 19 Aug 2013 11:13 PM PDT

INFINITE is a Koreanmegastar band who is now at the very heart of the massive popularity of K-Pop. The seven male members (Sung Kyu, Dong Woo, Woo Hyun, Hoya, Sung Yeol, L, and Sung Jong) successfully debuted in June 2010 with their first mini album going straight to the top of the charts. In 2012, Infinite became more popular with 'Scorpion Dance' featured in 'B.T.D' and propelled into super-stardom with from winning music awards. Following this, they continuously made No. 1 hits, like 'Paradise', 'The Chaser', 'Man In Love' and more.

Fans all around the world are drawn to INFINITE's pitch-perfect live performances and their music,which distinguishes them from other K-POP artists. In 2012, Billboard.com chose 'The Chaser' as the No. 1 K-Pop Song of year and through an article dedicated to the band on their main page, identified INFINITE as a rising star who had shown the most growth in Korea and Japan.

INFINITE has always given their fans total satisfaction with powerful, eye-catching performances. This summer, Infinite celebrates their 3rd anniversary since exploding on the scene and takes their music to the world, starting in Seoul, Korea. Following this, "2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR 'ONE GREAT STEP' IN KUALA LUMPUR" will be held on 19th October at Stadium Negara Kuala Lumpur. Their journey will continue through China and many more Asian countries and beyond, touring until the end of the year, performing in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and more.

IME Production is the lead promoter of 2013 INFINITE 1ST WORLD TOUR 'ONE GREATSTEP' IN KUALA LUMPUR

Ticket launch will be held on August 25 (Sunday) at Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall from 11:00a.m. till 4:00p.m. Every ticket comes together with a limited edition concert poster (for ticket launch day in Fahrenheit mallfor ticket launch day in Fahrenheit mallonly for ticket launch day in Fahrenheit Mall).

Online & outlet sales will begin on August 25 (Sunday) at 4:00pm Via TicketCharge (www.ticketcharge.com.my or call (603) 92228811).

·        RM683 (VVIP/VIP - numbered seats)
·        RM583 (Rock zone – free standing)
·        RM583 (PS1 – numbered seats)
·        RM483 (PS2 – free seating)
·        RM383 (PS3 – free seating)
·        RM183 (PS4 – free standing)

For more information, please log on to INFINITE official facebook (www.facebook.com/ifnt7) or IME Production official facebook (www.facebook.com/imepmy

ZE:A’s Hyungsik and Lee Hyun Woo are dandy gentlemen for ‘W Korea’

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Two rising stars, ZE:A's Hyungsik and actor Lee Hyun Woo got together for a photo shoot for the latest issue of fashion magazine 'W Korea'.

Hyungsik and Lee Hyun Woo, who left strong impression on hit MBC variety show 'Real Men' and movie 'Covertness' respectively, showed dandy and stylish looks for the fashion magazine's F/W season, donning oxford shirts, knit sweaters, wool pants and other fall clothing.

The two stars also participated in an interview and talked about challenges and difficulties on their music and acting careers. The full pictorial and interview will be on September issue of 'W Korea'.

JYJ’s Yoochun to make big screen debut with ‘Sea Fog’

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 10:38 PM PDT

JYJ's Park Yoochun will make his big screen debut with a new film 'Sea Fog' produced by acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon Ho of 'Snowpiercer'.

A movie insider revealed on August 19 that Yoochun has been confirmed to join the film cast of 'Sea Fog' and is currently working out the details of the contract.

Yoochun will be playing a sailor crew named Dongsik, who tries to keep his noble and pure love, opposing to the captain (Kim Yoon Seok). It is said that the role was initially offered to Song Joong Ki but with his military enlistment approaching, it has now been given to Yoochun.

This is the first time he will be on the big screen as the main character. Yoochun has proved his acting skills in previous hit dramas such as 'I Miss You', 'Rooftop Prince' and 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'.

24K releases dance version MV for “U R So Cute”

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 10:23 PM PDT

24K "two-four K" has now unveiled the dance version music video for latest track, "U R So Cute"!

"U R So Cute" is the title track to 24K's second mini album of the same name. The song was written and produced by 24K's leader Cory and producer Dani. It is a fun dance track that showcases the bright and adorable side of the group.

Check out the MV below:

Teen Top reveals tracklist and jacket photo for mini album 'Teen Top Class'

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 10:15 PM PDT

Teen Top finally released the tracklist and jacket photo for their fourth mini album 'Teen Top Class'.

The jacket photo displays members in a very classy and chic-styled suits matching with stylish and fashionable sandals around a cool red sports car. Carrying a 'street modern look' concept, don't you think the boys look so sophisticated here? Are you ready for their comeback?

The mini album, which is once again produced by Brave Brothers, is going to be released on August 26 along with their Music Video for their title track 'No Joke'.

Here's the tracklist for their mini album 'Teen Top Class'.


02. 장난아냐(Rocking)
03. Don't I
04. Oh! Good
05. Date
06. Rock Star

Source: Teen Top Fancafe

SHINee’s Minho shines in doctor’s gown for ‘Medical Top Team’

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 09:31 PM PDT

SHINee's Minho transformed in a good-looking doctor in the latest still cuts for the upcoming MBC drama, 'Medical Top Team'.

In the photos, Minho donned a white doctor's gown and showed off his charms with his doctor look. The took place at the Severance Hospital in Sinchon and this particular scene will be aired in the first episode.

Minho commented, "I excitedly finished my first filming. I feel sorry that I couldn't show my best because of my nervousness, but I'll continue to work hard in the future."

In the drama, Minho will play the role of good-natured thoracic surgery specialist Kim Sung Woo, who is the youngest member of the top medical team. He will also be a guardian angel-like presence for his fellow doctor mate Choi Ah Jin who is played by actress Oh Yeon Seo.

Kim Ye Rim gets under her umbrella in “Rain” MV stills

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 09:01 PM PDT

Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) will pre-release a tune from her upcoming second solo and she is bringing more excitement with new still cuts from her upcoming music video.

"Rain" is set to be released on August 27, but the song itself remains a mystery, as the singer has made nothing public about who wrote it or what genre it is.

Meanwhile, Kim Ye Rim made a breakthrough debut this June with her debut single 'A Voice' which produced chart-topping mystic tune "All Right."

TASTY teaches fans the choreography for “MAMAMA”

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 08:38 PM PDT

Duo group TASTY released a dance tutorial video for their latest track, "MAMAMA".

On August 20, Loen Entertainment released the next installment of 'Let's Dance', this time featuring the twins of TASTY. Step by step, Daeryong and Soryong showed the three main points of the choreography.

"MAMAMA" is the title song for the duo's new mini album, 'Spectacular'. The song is a combination of swing and hip hop, and its lyrics were written by their labelmates Infinite H, Dongwoo and Hoya.

Check out the clip below:

K-Hunter and A Pink’s Bomi share a ‘foam kiss’ for “Learn With Love” MV teaser

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 08:21 PM PDT

Rookie solo singer K-Hunter has just unveiled a music video teaser for his next title track "Learn With Love".

The music video teaser is gaining attention as it features K-Hunter and A Pink's Bomi reenacting the 'foam kiss' popularized by Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin from the hit drama 'Secret Garden'.

"Learn With Love" will be the main track for his first mini album Marry Me to be released on August 22. This marks K-Hunter's return after making his debut in the music scene with "I Will Be A Star" single in July.