Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Taecyeon’s drama ‘Who Are You’ sold in 33 countries" plus 22 more

"Taecyeon’s drama ‘Who Are You’ sold in 33 countries" plus 22 more

Taecyeon’s drama ‘Who Are You’ sold in 33 countries

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 07:00 AM PDT

2PM Taecyeon's fantasy drama 'Who Are You' has been sold to 33 different countries.

tvN's drama 'Who Are You' is rising as one of the most popular dramas in Korea and it has sold its airing rights to different countries including United States, Argentina, Brazil as well as 10 countries in Southeast Asia and more.

A representative of CJ E&M stated, "Overseas broadcasters showed great interest in the drama even before the drama starts its air. They showed great interests for the concept and collaboration of So Yi Hyun, Ok Taecyeon and Kim Jae Wook."

The rep added, "We are still getting calls from even more countries, and we are about to have additional discussions with a company from Greece."

Yoo Seung Ho enjoys first break from the military

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Actor Yoo Seung Ho has taken his first break from military service.

Yoo Seung Ho took time off from his military unit last weekend and spent the most of time with his family members. He was also spotted at a dental clinic in Sinsadong and witnesses said that the young actor looked slimmer than before.

After enjoying his four-day break, Yoo Seung Ho is going back to his base to continue serving his mandatory military service. He enlisted in March and is serving as a trainer in a recruit training center.

Brian reveals his suprisingly tidy home

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 06:00 AM PDT

On the September 18th broadcast of the MBC Chuseok special 'Mr. Housekeeping King', singer Brian unveiled the inside of his home and gained interest with his squeaky clean kitchen and organized closet.

During the show, Brian said, "In my case, if I see something messy or dirty, I can't fall asleep. I even spent an entire day for cleaning."

Brian surprised the viewers by showing off flawlessly cleaned up cupboards, closets, drawers, and kitchen. He even joked, "It's fine even if my bride is not a good cleaner. I can clean everything up for her."

miss A’s Jia turns into intelligent student for ‘One and A Half Summer’

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Challenging herself at acting for the first time, miss A's Jia transformed into adorable student for upcoming Chinese drama, 'Yi You Er Fen Zhi Yi De Xia Tian' ('One and A Half Summer').

The production team of the drama unveiled still cuts of Jia who plays an accountancy student named Song Qing and is known as a bookworm. She has diligent and down to earth character while at times she may come off as unfriendly.

'One and A Half Summer' is a teenage drama that will revolve around love, friendship and dreams of young people in their campus lives. The drama also stars 2PM's Nichkhun.

Official character posters of ‘The Heirs’ revealed

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 05:00 AM PDT

The official character posters of the highly anticipated SBS TV Wed-Thu drama 'The Heirs' have been revealed featuring its star-studded cast.

SBS has opened the official website for 'The Heirs' and posted character posters of the main casts including Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye along with 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.

'The Heirs' was created by Kim Eun Sook, writer of 'Secret Garden' and 'A Gentleman's Dignity', and Kang Shin Hyo, director of 'Tazza' and 'Midas'. The drama is set to premiere October 9 with a run of 20 episodes.

Park Shin Hye

Lee Min Ho

Kim Woo Bin

Kim Ji Won

Kang Minhyuk


Choi Jin Hyuk

Im Joo Eun

Kang Ha Neul

Park Hyungsik

Kim Sung Ryung

Jun Soo Jin

‘Reply 1994’ gets you excited with first teaser video!

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 04:30 AM PDT

The first teaser video for the highly anticipated tvN's drama 'Reply 1994' have been revealed, raising anticipation of the fans.

On September 18, tvN unveiled the first teaser video of 'Reply 1994' featuring B1A4's Baro and other boys seem to be really amazed at a 'magic eye' picture in the magazine.

'Reply 1994' stars Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yun Suk, Kim Sung Kyun, Tiny G's Dohee, B1A4's Baro and Son Ho Joon. The drama series follows various cultural events in 1994, including the emergence of Kpop group 'Seo Taiji and Boys' and the Korean Basketball League.

The drama will air its first episode on October 18 at 9PM (KST).

Clara’s pre-debut photo gains attention

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Actress and TV personality Clara's pre-debut photo recently surfaced online and gained much attention from netizens.

An online community posted a photo of Clara with the title "Clara's graduation photo?". The photo shows a young girl named Lee Sung Mi showing a bright smile for the camera.

Lee Sung Mi's is said to be Clara's real name. She is seen wearing a round-framed glasses and sweater, which shows off her pure and innocent charm as a student. However, she looks a bit different from how Clara looks like now, suggesting she might underwent cosmetic surgery.

Recently, Clara appeared on KBS 2TV 'Entertainment Weekly' and firmly claimed that she never received any plastic surgery.

Netizens commented, "Is this real? "It might just be another girl who's got the similar name", "It looks like she fixed everything" and more.

What do you think?

B.A.P celebrates 600th day since debut

Posted: 19 Sep 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Idol group B.A.P recently celebrated their 600th day since debut which coincided with Chuseok holiday celebration in Korea.

In celebration of their 600th day, B.A.P members posted their 'thank you' messages for their loyal fans through SNS accounts. Daehyun tweeted, "It's already been 600 days. Time flies so fast! I believe it's probably because our babyz are always with us that we didn't notice the time passing. I hope you all have a fun Chuseok. Babys are the best. Thank you."

Himchan also posted, "600 days went by with the blink of an eye. I know I'll always be by your side but expressing this is harder than I thought, I'm sorry but you all know that I love you more than anyone else right? Spend the Chuseok holidays well too."

Jongup tweeted, "'Badman' promotions are done and it's already our 600th day. There were a lot of fun things that happened during those 600 days! In the future there will be even more." Youngjae also posted, "600! I'm happy that we can be together. Really. I say this all the time but thank you so much. I love you."

Rain officially signs with Cube DC

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 11:38 PM PDT

Singer and actor Rain officially signed a contract with Cube Entertainment's sub-label, Cube DC.

On September 17, Cube Entertainment announced that Rain official signed with Cube DC on September 16.

The announcement that Rain will be joining Cube was first announced back in May prior to his discharge in the army last July. He had a verbal agreement with Cube Entertainment Representative Hong Seung Song on his recruitment.

Rain is now under Cube DC, which is also affiliated with Noh Ji Hoon, Shin Ji Hoon and Kwak Seung Nam.

G-Dragon dominates music charts for three straight weeks!

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 11:02 PM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon, who achieved an all-kill status on online music charts with his latest solo album, continues to reign over music charts for the third straight week.

According to YG Entertainment, G-Dragon's latest tracks "Who You?", "Black" and "Crooked" from his second studio album 'COUP DE'TAT', proudly sit atop of Top 3 positions of MelOn's music charts.

In addition, G-Dragon has swept trophies from local TV music shows as well as grabbed the 182nd spot on the Billboard 200 during the third week of September, proving his overwhelming popularity.

2013 MAMA to be held in Hong Kong for 2nd year in a row

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 10:34 PM PDT

The highly-anticipated Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for this year will be held in Hong Kong for the second year in a row!

According to reports from Mnet, the 2013 MAMA will be held at the Hong Kong Asia World Expo Arena on November 22nd. This is the second visit of the annual music festival in the country with 2012 MAMA previously held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The MAMA seems to be getting bigger and grander in scale with each year for bringing together all the top-class K-Pop stars and other famous global acts. The guest list for this year's performances haven't been released yet, but anticipation is already growing for the event.

After School’s Nana and Jooyeon walk the ‘Tokyo Runway’

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 10:07 PM PDT

After School's Nana and Jooyeon showcased their model-like figures as they walked the recent 'Tokyo Runway' fashion show.

The two lovely idols graced the stage of the Japan's prestigious fashion held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on September 14th. They showed a perfect runway walk like a professional model, flaunting their model-like bodies and modern city-chic style.

Meanwhile, Nana and Jooyeon will also make an appearance as models for 'Kansai collection show' on September 21st and 'GIRLS AWARD' on the 28th.

Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon fly off to Europe for honeymoon

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 09:28 PM PDT

After recently tying the knot in a private ceremony , newly wedded couple of Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon are now getting ready to enjoy their married life starting off with a honeymoon in Europe.

A representative stated that Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon recently left to Europe for a honeymoon. The couple will be spending their first Chuseok holiday as a married couple in Europe, and they plan to stay there for around one or two months.

Lee Sang Soon is said to be familiar with European culture as he studied music at a college in Netherlands. The Europe honeymoon is said to be a budget trip and they will focus on creating good memories for themselves.

Park Shin Hye gives her Chuseok greetings in beautiful hanbok

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 09:01 PM PDT

Actress Park Shin Hye puts on traditional hanbok and sends out her Chuseok greetings!

On September 18, the actress posted on her Twitter, "It's Chuseok! Have a wonderful and thankful holidays with family~^_^ I will be back safely after the filming in America!"

Attached the post was a beautiful photo of Park Shin Hye looking beautiful in colorful hanbok. She also expressed her love for the fans by making a heart with her hands.

FT Island reveals adorable still cuts from “Memory” MV

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 08:42 PM PDT

With their anticipated comeback inching closer, FT Island continue the teasing with adorable still cuts from their upcoming "Memory" music video.

FT Island's official FaceBook page uploaded teaser still cuts showing each FT Island member's ordinary lives. All of the photos are said to have been taken at the members' residence and showed Jong Hoon just woke up from his sleep, Hongki captured after a shower, Jae Jin is drinking a cup of milk, Min Hwan is laying on a sofa and Seung Hyun having coffee at a café.

FT Island will be releasing its 6th anniversary special album 'Thanks To' on September 23. The title track of the album is "Memory", which was composed and written by the group's frontman, Lee Hongki.

Big Bang to return with new single

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 08:16 PM PDT

Having conquered the world with successful tour, Big Bang members will finally coming back together with a new single later this year.

According to local media outlet Star News, Big Bang will release a new song in Korea before its Japanese tour in November. The song will then be released in Japan, where Big Bang will promote it while on its Japan Dome Tour.

The single's release date is expected to be at the end of October or early November at the latest. This will be the first single Big Bang has released since "Monster" in June 2012.

A-PRINCE sends out their Chuseok greetings!

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 07:44 PM PDT

Idol group A-PRINCE came together to send out their Chuseok greetings to the fans.

On September 19, the group's official Facebook posted, "Happy Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) to all A-LANDs! A-Prince and New Planet Entertainment would like to take this opportunity to thank all A-LANDs for the undying love and support to A-Prince. Hopefully we could see you all soon ^^ Please continue to cheer for A-PRINCE."

Attached the post is a video message of the members. English subtitles were also included for the International fans to enjoy. Check it out below.

Areum expresses her support for T-ara’s comeback

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 07:22 PM PDT

With T-ara having announced its upcoming comeback, former T-ara's member Areum expressed her full support for the group.

Recently, Areum posted on her Instagram, "My unnies are finally coming out again. I really miss you guys! This time it's a really big opportunity! Don't miss it! Let's show everyone this time!! This will become a big hit!!"

She also expressed her great love for the group saying, "Unnies! I really miss you! Even though we don't get to contact each other, I'm always thinking about you and worrying about you. Whenever someone bothers you and annoys you, I get angry too. It's just since there's been odd nights when I think about our past memories, I want you to know how I feel."

Areum concluded with cheering message for the leader and the group, "Qri unnie fighting! To other unnies too! Don't feel down, enjoy the music and let's start to face the challenges from the skies. We have to get stronger! It's all or nothing in life, righ? We will beat them all! Aja! Be cool! T-ara is the best!"

Credits: tiaradiadem

Girls’ Generation attends Samantha Thavasa Jeans event

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 06:56 PM PDT

Girls' Generation recently attended a release event of 'Samantha Thavasa Jeans' in Japan.

On September 18, Girls' Generation attended the global handbag brand Samantha Thavasa's launching event for its first ever jeans line 'Samantha Thavasa Jeans'. The girls appeared in nine different colors of the brand's skinny jeans which they have worn in the "GALAXY SUPERNOVA" music video.

During the event, Girls' Generation also performed "GALAXY SUPERNOVA" and "Gee" in front of 200 lucky fans as well as participated in photo session event and interview.

Check out the videos below.

Credit: Soshified

SECRET’s Hyosung releases BTS clip from sexy pictorial for ‘Yes’

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 06:32 PM PDT

Popular lingerie brand 'Yes' unveiled a making-of video of SECRET Hyosung's recent sexy pictorial for the brand's new 2013 fall/winder collection.

Well-known for her 'bagel girl' image, Hyosung once again showcases her cute image, energetic charms and voluptuous curves in the pictorial. Her signature lovely energy is said to perfectly match with 'Yes' image.

Check out the video below.

LEDApple’s Hanbyul releases awesome cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar”

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 06:26 PM 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 September 18, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Katy Perry's "Roar". He gives the track his own acoustic twist, backed up with acoustic guitar and Hanbyul's impressive and unique voice.

Watch the cover below. You can also check out the past covers here.

Block B signals return with MV teaser for “Be the Light”

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 06:15 PM PDT

After a long contract dispute that began at the beginning of this year, Block B is starting fresh under a new home and will finally be making a comeback in October.

Signaling their return, Block B unveiled a music video teaser for pre-release single "Be the Light". The single will be released on September 23, ahead of their third mini album release on October 2nd.

Check out the teaser below.

Mir, Bora & Fei perform sexy dance at Incheon Hallyu Concert

Posted: 18 Sep 2013 06:13 PM PDT

Check out the special stage brought to you by MBLAQ's Mir, Miss A's Fei and SISTAR's Bora below: