Monday, September 23, 2013

"Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan to star in new musical" plus 20 more

"Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan to star in new musical" plus 20 more

Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan to star in new musical

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan has been cast in new musical starting this November.

On September 23, Live Works Company announced that Kim Dong Wan will be taking the leading role in upcoming musical 'Le Passe Muraille'. He will play the main character Dutilleul, a man who discovers one day that he can walk through walls.

The Korean adaptation of the musical will premiere at Seoul's Hongik University Art Center on November 13 and will run until January 26. This mark Kim Dong Wan's comeback to the musical scene in two years after his shocking transformation in 'Hedwig the Angry Inch'.

G-Dragon continues to dominate the charts

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon has continued to top major music charts for a fourth week in a row with his second studio album.

Three of his new songs from second album 'COUP D'ETAT', including "Who You", "Black" and "Crooked" continue to rank high of MelOn chart, one of the largest online music sites in Korea, since its released on September 2nd.

In addition, G-Dragon also swept the weekly music shows, topping the charts of Mnet 'M! Countdown' and SBS 'Inkigayo'. Over the weekend, the talented Big Bang member grabbed the third trophy on 'Inkigayo', beating out Soyu & Mad Clown's "Stupid In Love".

G-Dragon said, "Thank you. I received another award last week, and I will take this as an encouragement."

‘The Heirs’ rising as the most anticipated drama

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Drama fans are showing explosive reactions for the SBS upcoming tar-studded Wed-Thu drama 'The Heirs'.

'The Heirs' is set to premiere October 9 and the production team recently released an official website and preview trailer for the drama. A great number of people accessed the website and the drama became one of the most searched keywords in different portals.

Still cuts of the cast members gathered around 40~60 thousand views so far, clearly proving how people are getting anticipated for the drama.

A representative stated, "We were very surprised for the reactions that people showed. Each scenes are being made with great efforts, and we will keep doing our best to produce the best drama ever. Please show all of the staffs and actors a lot of support."

Meanwhile, 'The Heirs' features star-studded cast including Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, Choi Jin Hyuk, f(x)'s Krystal, ZE:A's Park Hyungsik, Kang Ha Neul, CNBLUE's Kang Min Hyuk, Im Joo Eun, Kim Sung Ryung, Jun Soo Jin and Kim Ji Won.

Source: StarN News

What will Lee Dong Gun and Yonghwa do if drama ratings surpass 20%?

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Actor Lee Dong Gun promised to do something special for the fans if the ratings for his newest KBS drama 'Future Choice' surpassed 20%.

On KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Weekly' that aired on September 21, Lee Dong Gun appeared as guest and sat down for an interview. The actor revealed, "Work is more important than marriage. My priority at the moment is making 'Future Choice' successful."

When he was asked if he would do something for the fans if the drama reaches 20% ratings, Lee Dong Gun answered, "If the program ratings go over 20%, I will have a guerrilla date, and dance in front of citizens along with Jung Yonghwa."

Meanwhile, 'Future Choice' will begin broadcasting on October 14th.

Shoo embarrassed for not knowing what ‘GD’ means

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 05:00 AM PDT

On the latest episode of MBC's 'Three Wheels' that aired on September 21, original idol Shoo faced a bit of embarrassment because she did not know what 'GD' stands for.

During the show, the guest members and the MCs started analyzing ZEA KwangHee's fashion, to which he showed off that he gets called as 'GD of ZE:A'.

Confused of the conversation, Yoon Moon Shik then chipped in, "You keep saying GD. Does GD mean 'Good day'?" Adding hilarity, Shoo, who is a former S.E.S member, also did not know what GD meant, and Kwanghee revealed, "I just heard her saying that 'Good day' is right."

Shoo explained "I became a very confused person after having my baby."

Source: StarN News

SHINee’s Jonghyun and Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In to feature in IU’s new album

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 04:30 AM PDT

After hyping up fans with her music video teaser earlier, IU has now revealed the full tracklist for upcoming third studio album 'Modern Times'.

IU's new album 'Modern Times' includes 13 songs produced by herself and other talented artists, like Choi Baek Ho, Yang Hee Eun, Brown Eyed Girls' Gain, SHINee's Jonghyun, Park Joo Won and more.

The album and the full music video for title track "Between The Lips" will be released on October 7th, and IU is planning to hold a showcase before the release.

SHINee as sexy grown men for ‘Arena Homme+’

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 04:00 AM PDT

The boys of SHINee showcased a mature transformation in their recent pictorial for men's fashion magazine, 'Arena Homme+'.

The magazine cover photos emphasize each member's distinctive and masculine image. The SHINee members showed off their brand new charms that were drastically different from their past images, exuding tough-guy charisma and gentleman attitude.

In the accompanying interview, Minho said, "We have to go one step further every time we get compliments like 'You are the best' or 'You did great.' Although we have been able to achieve this level of success for now, we have to look at improving it further."

When asked about SHINee's next look, Taemin answered, "I want people to be more curious about us."

Newlywed Han Hye Jin displays genuine beauty for ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Actress Han Hye Jin showcased her striking beauty in her latest pictorial for the October issue of fashion magazine, 'Cosmopolitan'.

Han Hye Jin had relocated to England to be with her husband Ki Sung Yong. She recently headed to several places in Amsterdam, Netherlands for a 'Cosmopolitan' magazine photo shoot.

The shooting has the concept of 'Genuine beauty', and features collaboration with fashion brand Tory Burch's line of bags. Han Hye Jin dressed up as alluring woman in fall dresses and overwhelmed the staff with her unique and elegant charms.

Big Bang T.O.P’s ‘The Alumni’ to premiere in November

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Big Bang member T.O.P's upcoming action film 'Alumni' is confirmed to make its premiere in November.

On September 23, the film's production company announced that T.O.P's upcoming movie, 'The Alumni' will be coming to theaters in November. Along the announcement were new stills of the Big Bang member, raising anticipation for the movie.

In the film, T.O.P plays a teenaged assassin Myung Hoon from North Korea, who becomes an anti-South spy in order to save his sister Hye In (played by Kim Yoo Jung). The cast also includes Han Ye Ri, Cho Sung Ha and more.

Chocolate Profile

Posted: 23 Sep 2013 01:24 AM PDT

Group name: Chocolate (초콜릿)
Label: H-line entertainment
Debut year: 2010
Disbanded a few weeks after their debut, due to sex scandal rumors involving Meng and Cheryl
Debut song: What to do


Stage Name: Bom (봄)
Birth Name: Jeon Bong Lee (전봉이)
Birth Year: 1988
Height: 170cm
Weight: 47kg

Stage Name: Cheryl (쉐럴)
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Hawaii, USA
Height: 169cm
Weight: 49kg

Stage Name: Hena (헤나)
Birth name: Lee Hyun Ah (이현아)
Birth Year: 1988
Height: 163cm
Weight: 47kg

Stage Name: Meng (맹)
Birth Name: Jang Lee Mang (장이맹)
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: China
Height: 168cm
Weight: 50kg

Stage Name: Sui (수이)
Birth Name: Park Ji Yeon (박지연)
Birth Year: 1987
Height: 163cm
Weight: 45kg

Their debut track:

Girls’ Generation’s DVD reaches No.1 on Oricon chart

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's latest DVD has reached the No.1 spot on Japan's Oricon chart.

According to Oricon chart on September 22, Girls' Generation's 'Girls' Generation ~ Girls & Peace ~ Japan 2nd Tour' DVD debuted No.1 on Oricon DVD Daily Chart. The group also released its new single "GALAXY Supernova" on the same day, and it was ranked third on Oricon Daily Chart.

The 'Girls' Generation ~ Girls & Peace ~ Japan 2nd Tour' DVD contains performances during the group's second Japan tour which gathered approximately 200 thousand fans, as well as dance version music videos of "Boomerang", "Reflection" and "I'm a Diamond".

HaHa opens official Facebook account

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 11:01 PM PDT

Rapper and entertainer HaHa recently opened an official Facebook account.

On September 22, HaHa announced through a Twitter post, "Hey everyone, I opened up a Facebook account." He also posted an image of his official page and commented, "This one is mine~^^".

His management agency also confirmed, "This is Haha's facebook account~ from now on please also give interests and supports on facebook as well! Don't get fooled by other accounts! ^^"

Check out HaHa's Facebook account here.

Clara publicly apologizes for her lies on ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 10:32 PM PDT

Actress Clara publicly apologized for her lying controversy on the latest episode of 'SNL Korea'.

On September 21, tvN aired a special Chuseok episode for 'SNL Korea'. During the show, the cast members ranked themselves in terms of power. Comedian Seo Yuri said, "I am not less than any other women. I was once the sexy icon one time."

To this, Clara responded, "Unni, now that person is me." Jung Myung Ok then said, "Whether you are sexy or not, stop lying", bringing up Clara's lying controversy. Clara responded by saying, "I am so sorry. I am really sorry", apologizing publicly for the scandal.

SHINee’s Taemin reveals his kissable lips were his complex

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 10:00 PM PDT

SHINee's Taemin recently revealed that he had a complex about his lips.

On the September 21st broadcast of KBS 2TV 'Entertainment Weekly', the members of SHINee appeared for an interview and shared behind-the-scenes stories.

During the show, the reporter announced that Taemin was ranked number 1 idol star with the most kissable lips and Taemin seemed to be very satisfied about it. He said, "My lips always have been a complex to me. But since I hear good things about my lips, it really lightened me up."

JYJ’s Jaejoong to release first full solo album in October

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 09:30 PM PDT

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong will be making a solo comeback next month!

According to C-JeS Entertainment, Jaejoong will release his first full-length solo album at the end of October following his much-successful debut mini album "I" this January.

A representative stated, "Jaejong transformed himself as a rocker through his debut mini-album, but the upcoming full-length album will introduce his diverse charms as a vocalist."

Jaejoong is currently busy writing and recording the songs for his full album, which will be more interesting and sweeter rock album. He also plans to hold a tour after releasing his album to get close to the public.

SECRET’s Song Jieun to make a solo comeback next week

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 09:00 PM PDT

SECRET's main vocalist Song Jieun is making a surprise return to fans.

The recent episode of 'SBS Inkigayo' aired a teaser clip of SECRET member Song Jieun's music video for her upcoming solo track. It seems that the talented singer is returning to the stage as a solo artist with another sad and ballad single.

Song Jieun made her solo debut in 2009 with first single, "Yesterday" with Hwanhee. She then gained much recognition with her next single "Going Crazy", a collaboration with B.A.P leader Bang Yong Guk. Song Jieun lent her vocal talent to many drama OSTs as well.

Check out the teaser below.

Block B pre-releases “Be the Light” MV

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 11:07 PM PDT

Block B is ready to take over the music stage again!

On September 23, Block B released its preview track "Be the Light" ahead of the boy group's anticipated third mini-album which is scheduled for release on October 2. This marks their first release under new management Seven Seasons.

Also, Block B has plans to return to the forefront of the K-Pop industry by revealing their new works through a comeback showcase 'Very Good' a day after the new album's release on October 3rd.

FT Island returns to fans with “Memory” MV

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 08:03 PM PDT

After much teasing, FT Island finally returned to their fans with "Memory" music video!

On September 23, FT Island released their 6th anniversary special-edition album 'Thanks To'. The mini album consists of four new songs including two songs written by lead vocalist Lee Hongki and other two songs by Choi Jonghoon and Lee Jaejin. This is the boys' first time to release an album with their original compositions only.

The title track of the album is "Memory", which was composed and written by the group's frontman, Lee Hongki. The song is a rock number composed of beautiful combination of piano and guitar sounds.

Meanwhile, all of the tracks in the new album will be performed during FT Island's 'FTHX' concert to be held on September 28th and 29th.

IU shows her support for Superstar K5’s Jung Eun Woo

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 07:40 PM PDT

Singer IU expressed her support for one of the strongest contestant of 'Superstar K5', Jung Eun Woo.

Mnet's 'Superstar K5' posted on its official Twitter page, "The nation's little sister IU has sent a surprise message to the producers, 'I'm so happy that Eunwoo is on the top 10^^ Please give her a lot of support!' IU, Jung Eunwoo both fighting :D"

Attached the post was photo of IU and Jung Eun Woo together. Jung Eun Woo was a trainee at IU's agency Loen Entertainment and previously appeared on her music video for "You & I".

Credit: weheartIU

Girls’ Generation celebrates Hyoyeon’s birthday

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 07:26 PM PDT

Not only the global fans celebrated Hyoyeon's birthday, but also her fellow Girls' Generation members showed their love for the dancing queen!

Seohyun posted on Girls' Generation's official website, "Today Is Hyoyeon Unnie's Birthday♥ Our beloved Hyoyeon unnie♥ Everyone, send her lots and lots of birthday wishes, please~!! Unnie is someone who has to be in Girls' Generation!! Thank you for being born and being together with us^^"

Sunny also shared a message and photo on her Instagram account, "Happy birthday hyo~^^*", while Jessica posted on her Weibo, "Happy Hyoyeon day No need for more words!".

IU releases first MV teaser for “Between The Lips”

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 07:07 PM PDT

Getting fans hyped up, IU released a music video teaser for her upcoming track "Between The Lips"!

"Between The Lips" is the title tune to IU's third studio album Modern Times, which will be released on October 7th. The album was produced by hit producer Cho Young Chul and will be filled with various genres from jazz, bossa nova, swing and Latin pop.

Check out the teaser below: