Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Han Ji Min moves from SM C&C to BH Entertainment" plus 24 more

"Han Ji Min moves from SM C&C to BH Entertainment" plus 24 more

Han Ji Min moves from SM C&C to BH Entertainment

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Actress Han Ji Min signed a new management contract with BH Entertainment.

After leaving her previous agency SM C&C, Han Ji Min has signed an exclusive management deal with BH Entertainment. The agency houses to a great number of prominent actors including Lee Byung Hun, Go Soo, Han Hyo Joo, Han Ga In and more.

Especially, the deal marks her reunion in 10 years with actors Lee Byung Hun and Jin Goo since starring together in her debut drama SBS' 'All In'.

BH Entertainment said, "We will give the best support that we can give to Han Ji Min so that she can keep continue her successful career."

Actor Joo Won to leave ‘1 Night 2 Days’

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Due to scheduling conflicts, actor Joo Won will be departing weekend variety show '1 Night 2 Days'.

His agency confirmed on October 1, "Joo Won has decided to leave '1N2D' because of his musical and overseas schedule. He is currently in discussions with the production team of when and how he will be exiting from the show."

Joo Won became a member of '1 Night 2 Days' in February of 2012 with Kim Seung Woo, Cha Tae Hyun, and Sung Si Kyung. But due to scheduling conflicts, the actor had no choice but to leave the show after a year and eight months.

Eunhyuk, Taecyeon and Kris to host 2013 Asia Song Festival

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Super Junior's Eunhyuk, 2PM's Taecyeon and EXO's Kris have been appointed as hosts for the upcoming 2013 Asia Song Festival.

The Asia Song Festival is an Asian pop music festival held annually in Korea with participating performers from all over Asia. The three idols will be leading this year's festival which will be held at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium on October 9.

A total of 15 teams of musicians will be performing. Ten groups will be Korean performers and five will hail from different regions in Asia. The Korea's representatives include Girl's Day, EXO, 2PM, ZE:A, Crayon Pop, Dynamic Duo and more. It is known that 7ICONS from Indonesia and M.Y.M.P from the Philippines will be participating as well.

Big Bang’s G-Dragon to film “Who You?” music video with fans

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon recently revealed that he will be releasing a music video for his track "Who You?".

On October 1, G-Dragon wrote on his Twitter, "10.5 Who U? I'm a director!". He later added, "Everyone together, make me a music video by filming me. '10/5 Who You' Check details on the website. Excited excited."

"Who You?" is one of four title tracks of G-Dragon's second full-length album, 'Coup d'Etat'. According to Big Bang's official Korean fan club website, 1,000 fan club members will personally participate in the filming of the musuic video.

Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin and Choi Jin Hyuk spotted filming ‘Running Man’

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

The cast members of upcoming SBS drama 'The Heirs', Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin and Choi Jin Hyuk, were recently spotted filming for the variety program 'Running Man'.

The three actors were spotted filming the variety program with the cast at the SBS building located in Mokdong, Seoul. Several photos from the set were uploaded on online community boards.

Park Shin Hye's appearance was confirmed when the actress along with Yoo Jae Suk, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, HaHa and Gary suddenly appeared during the live broadcast of SBS Radio's 'Two o'clock Escape Cultwo Show' in order to fulfill a mission.

Hangeng talks more about debut and why he left Super Junior

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Former Super Junior member Hangeng recently participated in an interview with Beijing TV's 'Top Chinese Music', and talk about his debut and why he decided to leave the popular group.

During the interview, Hangeng revealed that at the time of his debut under SM Entertainment, his priority was to earn money to survive and support his parents. With that as his motivation, he worked hard to train and debut with Super Junior.

However, being the first foreign celebrity to debut in Korea, the current laws of Korea restricted Hangeng to appear in commercials and other televised broadcasts. He said, "It felt like I had lost all hope. I cried performing 'Twins' with the Super Junior members." He also mentioned that his first ever payment was only 4000 yuan (~$650 USD).

In regards to promoting with Super Junior-M in China, he said that it was fun and that it was an experience to really hone his character. Despite meeting some success, Hangeng said it was tiring interpreting for the Korean members who were unable to speak Chinese.

He also talked about some of his grievances with SM Entertainment, saying, "I wanted to be an actor, but they wouldn't let me while they gave them to the other members. I didn't even get any commercials." He said he began to grow feelings of unhappiness and ended having thoughts of suicide.

With those dissatisfactions, he secretly began to prepare a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, and leading up to finally leaving Super Junior in 2009.

Lee Min Ho and Choi Jin Hyuk to have fiery rivalry in ‘The Heirs’

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Actors Lee Min Ho and Choi Jin Hyuk will be having a fiery sibling rivalry in new teaser stills for the highly-anticipated SBS TV Wed-Thu drama 'The Heirs'.

The two actors filmed their first encounter scene at an almond farm in Los Angeles on September 8. In this scene, Lee Min Ho who plays the heir of Empire Group, Kim Tan, crossed path with his brother Kim Won (played by Choi Jin Hyuk), the competitive CEO of Empire Group.

Choi Jin Hyuk said, "It was somewhat tiring due to the time difference and long travel between filming sets, but I did my best for the filming. The weather was quite hot, but I feel happy that we filmed nice scenes enough to repay those hard works."

'The Heirs' will air on October 9.

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 04:40 AM 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 October 1st, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" on the group's official Youtube channel. Hanbyul once again impressed the fans with his emotional and soulful voice.

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

SHINee’s Minho and Oh Yeon Seo enjoy a lunch date in ‘Medical Top Team’

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 04:15 AM PDT

New teaser stills for the highly anticipated MBC TV Wed-Thu drama 'Medical Top Team' have been revealed, featuring SHINee's Minho and Oh Yeon Seo.

In the photos, both Minho and Oh Yeon Seo are enjoying their lunch at the hospital's rooftop while in their doctor's gowns. They smile happily at each other, making it feel like they were an actual couple on a date.

In the drama, Oh Yeon Seo will be playing Choi Ah Jin, a thoracic surgeon who has been in the field for only two years while Minho plays the role of good-natured thoracic surgery specialist Kim Sung Woo.

'Medical Top Team' airs its first episode on MBC on October 9.

Dal Shabet celebrates 1000th day since debut

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 03:48 AM PDT

In celebration of its 1,000 day anniversary, girl group Dal Shabet shared special handwritten messages and video to expressed their gratitude for their loyal fans.

Leader Seri wrote, "Baby. I love you. Hope our love will be forever until the end. I'm so thankful. I only have darlings. because there you all, understand? I'm happy . Baby, I love you."

Jiyul also wrote, "1000th day anniversary 999years, 364days, 23hours, 59minutes, 59seconds
I love you Please fill it up in the rest of 1sec everyone >-<  thank you very much >-< !!", while Ahyoung posted, "Hello darling~~ 1000th day? Oh!~~~~ <3 I'm very happy :) we have to do better in the future.. kiss..  let's fly high together, I love you..  kiss ^_^ I can't live without darlings >_<".

Wohee wrote, "To all darling Our love darling who still keep and stay in this place. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for always giving some strength. love you♥" and lastly, Gaeun said, "Beloved my loves darling ♥3♥ to those all of you who love us as always… are you an angel or something? love you.. kiss happy 1000 days."

Credit: bossayur@dalshabetina.com

Jay Park releases “Respect 16” MV

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Jay Park, who was previously appointed as the honorary ambassador for 'R-16 KOREA 2103 World B-boy Contest,' has released the full music video for the single, "Respect 16".

R-16 Korea is one of the world's five major b-boy competitions. Sponsored by Korea Tourism Organization, it is part of culture marketing to support street dance and to promote the world's urban street culture.

Jay Park's latest track entitled "Respect 16" is the 2013 official anthem of the R16 World Championship finals which took plaice in Seoul Korea on July 13-14 2013.

Check out the MV below:

Bangtan Boys release “Beautiful” MV for the fans

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 03:03 AM PDT

BTS or Bangtan Boys have released a surprise present for the fans.

On October 1, the group's official Youtube channel uploaded a music video for "Beautiful". The song is actually a remake of Mariah Carey's track, which is recreated by the members themselves.

Check out the MV below!

SECRET’s Song Jieun reveals her worries of promoting solo

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT

SECRET's Song Jieun held a solo showcase for her new single album 'Hope Torture' at Gwanghwamun Olleh Square, Seoul on September 30. During the event, she expressed her honest feelings about having a solo promotion.

She shared, "It feels different from performing in SECRET as I feel more burdened and also feel lonely on stage. It's hard to fill in 3-4 minutes by myself, but it is also exciting that I get to show you my single with songs that I like."

Jieun also said that she is thankful to other SECRET members for giving her a lot of advice and support during her solo promotions.

Seo In Young chooses G-Dragon as best fashionista

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Seo In Young recently expressed her praise for Big Bang G-Dragon's incredible fashion sense.

The singer, who is gearing up for a comeback, appeared on September 30th episode of YTN news program 'Ho Joon Suk's News In' for an interview and talked about fashion as well as the concept for new song "Love Me".

When asked who she thinks is the best fashionista in the entertainment industry, Seo In Young picked Big Bang's G-Dragon. She explained, "G-Dragon does an incredible amount of challenging styles and he always earns good results. I think he is able to naturally express his style while matching it to his stage performances."

EXO’s Tao expresses anger toward sasaeng fans

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After some frantic fans disturbed the wedding of member Baekhyun's brother, EXO member Tao expressed his disappointment and stated that he will no longer tolerate their rudeness.

Member Tao posted an angered message on his Weibo account saying, "I'm really sick of these people calling us continuously throughout the night. The people chasing us around everywhere, is it fun? I dislike people who invade into my privacy! I'm not a criminal! It's not a crime to go outside! I want my rest and I want my personal space! Not like how it is now!"

The post has been deleted but Tao changed his status to "I'm loving everyone who is loving EXO using the right way! I do not know how to thank you. All I can say is I love you all! Thank you."

As previously reported, Baekhyun along with other EXO members were at a wedding for his older brother when several fans crashed the ceremony and caused a disturbance.

Wonder Girls Sohee’s new Reebok CF revealed!

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 10:30 PM PDT

The lovely and angelic Sohee of the Wonder Girls has been featured in a new advertisement campaign for the Reebok's GL6000 series.

Sohee recently participated in a new CF for Reebok's Classic GL6000 collection and amazed fans with her beauty and charisma. The idol's cute and sexy appeal seemed to really fit the image for the brand.

Check out the CF and pictures below.

Boys Republic releases audio trailer for ‘Identity’

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 10:06 PM PDT

After making a debut last June with "Party Rock", rookie male idol group Boys Republic will be releasing its first mini album 'Identity' later this month.

Hyping up the fans, the group unveiled an audio trailer on its official Youtube channel, featuring a medley of all the seven tracks included in the group's mini album 'Identity', which will be released on October 8th.

Check out the teaser below.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany crops her hair short for ‘NYLON’

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 09:40 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Tiffany recently participated in a pictorial for the October issue of fashion magazine 'NYLON', showing off her brand new image.

In the pictorial, Tiffany was able to perfectly bring out the style of sporty and sexy, wearing sporty and stylish outfits such as shirts and mini skirts, which matched with comfortable sneakers.

Also, Tiffany sported a short bob style haircut, showing a more refreshing side from her usual feminine look.

Trouble Maker (HyunA & Hyunseung) gearing up for a comeback?

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 09:24 PM PDT

The dancing unit Trouble Maker consisting of 4minute's HyunA and B2ST's Hyunseung recently gave fans a hint of a possible comeback.

On October 1, HyunA posted a series of photos on her Instagram account, which immediately captured the attention of the fans. The photos showed HyunA and Hyunseung at the Cube studio, hinting at a possible Trouble Maker comeback.

Trouble Maker made their debut with self-titled album, "Trouble Maker", which topped various music charts as well as weekly music shows. The duo also stirred much attentions with their sizzling hot and seductive performances.

FNC reveals the artist behind mysterious teaser

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 08:56 PM PDT

FNC Entertainment recently piqued fans' interest by releasing a mysterious teaser video, and now the artist behind it has been finally revealed.

According to the agency, the group behind the song titled "Shaking" is none other than girl group AOA. A teaser photo has been unveiled as well, showing AOA White members looking lovely and angelic in white dress.

AOA will be releasing the full music video for comeback title song on October 10, while its fourth mini album titled 'Red Motion' will be out on October 14th.

T-ara releases releases new teaser video for ‘Number 9’ + Hyomin and Boram’s images

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 08:40 PM PDT

Getting ready for a comeback, T-ara unveiled another teaser video for upcoming album 'Number 9'!

On October 1, Core Contents Media released the second teaser for T-ara upcoming release 'Number 9' featuring a dark and retro feeling to it, a trademark concept for the group.

T-ara's new album title song "Number Nine" is co-composed by Sinsadong Tiger and composer Choi Gyu Sung. The song starts out balladical and changes into strong electronic in the chorus part.

Jung Joon Young releases debut single “Spotless Mind” MV

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 08:04 PM PDT

Vocalist Jung Joon Young is finally making his official debut in the music scene with his first single "Spotless Mind".

On October 1, Jung Joon Young released his single "Spotless Mind". Two different music videos will be released for the song featuring opposite concepts to show the artist's various charms.

Jung Joon Young gained much popularity through Mnet's popular talent show 'Superstar K4' last year. He recently joined MBC's variety show 'We Got Married' as a new virtual couple with actress Jung Yumi this month.

Kahi unveils new teaser image for comeback

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 07:43 PM PDT

The dancing diva Kahi will be making her return to the music scene and she just unveiled a new teaser image for her upcoming second mini album, 'Who Are You?'.

According to the new teaser, Kahi's new title track will be called "It's ME". In a black and white photo, Kahi showcases her sexy and mysterious charms, heightening up anticipation for her first return since graduating from After School.

It is said that Kahi is putting all her heart in preparing for her comeback, personally participating in the entire album production. The new mini album will be released on October 10th.

Nine Muses release mash-up video teaser for comeback

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 07:31 PM PDT

Teasing fans for upcoming comeback, girl group Nine Muses unveiled a special mash-up video on its official Youtube channel on October 1.

The teaser video features a mash-up of all their songs along with cuts from previous music videos. It also includes a sneak peak of their comeback with first full-length album 'Prima Donna', which will be officially released on October 14th.

Check out the video below.

IU releases video teaser for “Love of B”

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 07:15 PM PDT

Getting fans hyped up, IU released a music video teaser for her upcoming track "Love of B"!

"Love of B" will be inclded in IU's third studio album 'Modern Times'. The song which seems to be an acoustic number will also feature Park Joo Woon.

IU's new album includes 13 songs produced by herself and other talented artists, like Choi Baek Ho, Yang Hee Eun, Brown Eyed Girls' Gain, SHINee's Jonghyun and more. The album will be released on October 7th.

Check out the teaser below: