Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Taeyang releases first video teaser for "Ringa Linga"" plus 24 more

"Taeyang releases first video teaser for "Ringa Linga"" plus 24 more


Taeyang releases first video teaser for "Ringa Linga"

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 08:07 AM PDT

Big Bang's Taeyang starts to tease with the first video teaser of his upcoming hit song "Ringa Linga", check out the video below:

B2ST ranks high on the Oricon Chart

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 07:31 AM PDT


B2ST has made a promising debut on the Oricon chart with latest single.

According to latest Oricon's ranking, B2ST's limited edition Japanese album, 'Hard to Love, How to Love' ranked number five on the Daily Album Chart.

The new album is the Japanese edition of the group's second Korean studio album of the same name which was released in July. It includes a total of nine tracks including the Japanese version of "Shadow".

Meanwhile, B2ST will be kick off its Japan concert tour starting on January 14, 2014 at the Chiba, Ichihara City.

Kim Hyun Joong to leave ‘Barefoot Friends’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Kim Hyun Joong has announced his departure from the variety program 'Barefoot Friends'.

On October 31, KeyEast announced, "Due to scheduling conflicts, Kim Hyun Joong will leave 'Barefooted Friends'. Due to scheduling conflicts with filming for his drama, it will be difficult for him to continue. He recently finished his last filming for the show."

Kim Hyun Joong will be filming for the new KBS 2TV drama 'Generation of Youth' and he will leave for China this November. After discussing the matter with the variety show's production team, it was decided that he would drop out.

Meanwhile, it is also rumoured that Yoon Shi Yoon and UEE are also looking to leave 'Barefooted Friends', in order to concentrate on filming for their respective new dramas.

2AM’s Seulong cast in new SNS drama ‘Infinite Power’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 06:31 AM PDT


2AM's Seulong will be coming up with a new drama.

On October 30th, Seulong's management agency announced that the idol will be casting in new SNS drama titled, 'Infinite Power', which will premiere on Samsung Group's official YouTube channel on November 12th.

'Infinite Power' is based on a Web cartoon of the same title by Ju Ho Min, and it will be produced by Apollo Pictures, which produced SBS Drama 'Sign' in the past.

In the drama, Seulong will play an unemployed young man named Jang Seon Jae. Dal Shabet's Woohee, Ahn Na Sang and Kim Seul Gi are also in the drama.

Ladies’ Code meet up with Yoo Seung Ho in the army

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 06:02 AM PDT


The members of Ladies' Code met up with actor Yoo Seung Ho in the army.

On October 30th, the girl group's official Twitter uploaded a photo along the message, "Ladies' Code met Yoo Seung Ho sunbaenim and enjoyed a great time at the military's outdoor performance."

In the photo, Yoo Seung Ho is seen posing with the Ladies' Code members, while clad in his army uniform. It is said that the actor is a fan of the group and had been constantly listening to "Pretty Pretty" while in camp.

miss A reveals short preview for "Hush" on M! Countdown

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 05:49 AM PDT

Check out the preview of miss A's comeback on M! Countdown next week, their new song "Hush" is playing in the background of the teaser, do you anticipate their comeback?

Shin Seung Hun says his ideal type is combination of Suzy, IU and Clara

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT


Veteran singer Shin Seung Hoon, who recently made a music comeback, appeared as guest on MBC FM4U's 'Park Kyung Lim's Two O'clock Date' on October 30, and talked about his ideal type of a woman.

During the broadcast, Shin Seung Hoon talked about the hot celebrities at the present and said, "Suzy is the symbol of 'first love', and in case of IU, she's not only pretty but also sings good. Clara reminds of baseball match."

DJ Park Kyung Lim then asked the singer which of the three girls is closest to his ideal type, to which Shin Seun Hoon answered, "I could not pick one person. But, I'd like someone who is as cute as IU, as sexy as Clara, and as pretty as Suzy."

JYJ’s Jaejoong reveals concert rehearsal photos with Gummy

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Getting ready for his upcoming tour, JYJ's Jaejoong revealed photos of himself during rehearsal with his new labelmate, Gummy.

On October 31, C-JeS Entertainment stated, "Jaejoong is currently rehearsing earnestly for his upcoming first album Asia concert tour. He also started practicing with one of the guest singers yesterday."

The agency added, "Gummy, who recently became part of our family, will be performing at the concert as a guest singer. Many other senior and junior singers will also participate, and put on a great stage with Jaejoong."

Meanwhile, Jaejoong will kick off his Asia tour with a live band in COEX, Seoul on November 2 and 3.


SS501’s Heo Young Saeng enlists in the army

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 04:40 AM PDT


SS501's Heo Young Saeng bids goodbye to his fans as he enlists today for his two-year mandatory military service.

On October 31 at 2PM KST, Heo Young Saeng entered the Nonsan Training Center in Chungnam province. He will receive four weeks of basic training before serving for the next 21 months as an active-duty soldier.

Heo Young Saeng is the second SS501 member to enlist, after Kim Kyu Jong in July 2012. Prior to his enlistment, he released a special album as well as held a solo farewell concert at AX Hall on October 26th which saw the reunion of all SS501 members.


Kang Minhyuk and Park Shin Hye take photos together in school uniforms

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 04:23 AM PDT


CNBLUE's Kang Minhyuk and actress Park Shin Hye took an adorable photo together in school uniforms.

On October 30th, Minhyuk uploaded the photos above via CNBLUE's official Twitter and wrote "When you're in love, you resemble…not! Childhood friends Eun Sang and Chan Young make a good pair. Don't ever lose, Eun Sang. To 'The Heirs'! Everyone, I will keep my eyes on you whether you watch the 7th and 8th episodes of 'Heirs'."

In the photos, Kang Minhyuk and Park Shin Hye are both wearing matching school uniforms while making various adorable expressions for the camera, showing off their close friendship.

Meanwhile, 'The Heirs' airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM.

Teen Top releases ‘Halloween’ version MV for “Lovefool”

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 04:03 AM PDT


On October 31, Teen Top released 'Halloween' version music video for "Lovefool". In a practice room full of halloween designs, the members are seen enjoying themselves, pushing and kicking each other.

"Love Fool" is a sentimental song well-matched to autumn season, and completely different from energetic concept of "Rocking".

Check out the MV below:

[131031] SHINee wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performance

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 03:43 AM PDT


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

The October 31st special Halloween episode of the show features comeback performances from U-Kiss, M.Pire, Park Ji Yoon and Yoo Seung Woo as well as debut stage of new 13-member idol group TOPP DOGG.

Other performers tonight included Kahi, Nine Muses, Ladies' Code, Block B, SHINee, Seo In Young, IU, AOA, Youme, Lim Chang Jung, 2EYES, Jaurim, Jung Joon Young, Say Yes, TREN-D, T-ara and Pure.

And for the highlight of the show, SHINee won against K.Will on this week's chart with their latest title track, "Everybody"!

Congratulations SHINee!




Tonight's Performances:

M.Pire (Comeback Stage)


Say Yes


Pure

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T-ara


TREN-D

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Jung Joon Young


Jaurim

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Lim Chang Jung


2EYES


Youme

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AOA


Seo In Young

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Block B

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Ladies' Code

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Nine Muses


Kahi

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IU

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SHINee




Watch tonight's comeback/debut performances:

U-Kiss - "She's Mine"
TOPP DOGG - "Say It"

TOPP DOGG makes grand debut with “Say It” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 03:05 AM PDT


TOPP DOGG officially started their promotions for first single "Say It", making a grand debut on 'M! Countdown'.

The new hip-hop group of Stardom Entertainment released its debut mini album 'Into the Light' featuring the dance title track "Say It". The group is made up of thirteen members with distinctive looks and charms.

Check out their performance below:

U-Kiss says “She’s Mine” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 03:00 AM PDT


Idol group U-Kiss finally returned to the 'M! Countdown' stage with its flashy and explosive performance of latest title track, "She's Mine"!

Following Dongho's withdrawal from the group, U-Kiss returns as six with their eighth mini album 'Moments'. The mini album is produced by hitmaker Brave Brothers and features the new title song "She's Mine", an R&B hip-hop track that is different in style from their previous hits.

Watch their performance below.

San E to return with new mini album in November

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Rapper San E will be releasing a new mini album next month.

According to Brand New Music, San E has finished recording the tracks for his first mini album under Brand New Music. Prior to his comeback, the rapper plans on pre-releasing a single "Where Did You Sleep" on November 6th.

San E moved to new home Brand New Music this July and broke his two-year hiatus by releasing one of the biggest hit tunes this year, "Story of Someone I Know", last August.

Park Si Yeon, Jang Mi In Ae and Lee Seung Yeon sentenced to imprisonment

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT


Actresses Park Si Yeon Jang Mi In Ae and Lee Seung Yeon were each sentenced to 8 months and 10 months of imprisonment for drug use.

During the final trial held at the Seoul Central District Courts on October 28, the prosecution demanded that actress Park Si Yeon and Lee Seung Yeon be served with a 8 month imprisonment sentence, while demanded Jang Mi In Ae 10 months of imprisonment and additional charge.

Regarding on the difference sentence, the prosecution stated that Lee Seung Yeon and Park Si Yeon confessed their faults, while Jang Mi In Ae continuously denied constant propofol injection and claimed that she was not aware of the identity of the drug even though she has been getting it injected for years.

The prosecution also stated, "We considered the logic that everything that happens in a hospital should be blamed to the doctor. However, the total time and frequency of the injection were way above the line, and all of the three made continuous false statements during the investigations."

The three actresses were accused of inveterate use of propofol this April. The prosecution has claimed that Lee Seung Yeon was regularly injected propofol 300 to 500 times for six years, Park Si Yeon 400 to 500 times four years and Jang Mi In Ae 400 times for six years.

tvN names new show ‘Noonas Over Flowers’ with Lee Seung Gi

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT


The actress edition of the popular variety show 'Grandpas Over Flowers' has been officially named as 'Noonas Over Flowers'.

On October 30, Producer Na Young Seok announced that the new version of 'Grandpas Over Flowers' will be renamed 'Noonas Over Flowers', fitting for the new cast of four actresses and Lee Seung Gi.

Regarding on the title, Na Young Seok explained, "All the actresses were very curious about various things and had cute personalities when I met them through pre-interviews, although their ages are so different. So, I have decided to call them 'noona' as it seems friendlier than 'grandma' or 'mom' and also suits the actresses better."

The 'noonas' on the show will be veteran actresses Yoon Yeo Jung, Kim Ja Oak, Kim Hee Ae, Lee Mi Yeon, along with a new baggage boy Lee Seung Gi. They will be leaving for Croatia on October 31 while the broadcast will air at the end of November.

British media spotlights Crayon Pop’s unusual road to success

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT


British weekly magazine The Economist has featured girl group Crayon Pop's success story in its latest issue.

Recently, the magazine released a special article about the girl group stating, "Crayon Pop are not a typical K-pop outfit. They look goofy rather than glamorous, like kid sisters not dream dates, and prefer plimsolls to stilettos. More importantly, they do not belong to one of the triumvirate of management companies that dominate the K-pop empire."

The magazine analyzes the secret of success of Crayon Pop which was viewed as being different from that of other Korean girl groups. Instead of following "the basic formula" where "performers train for three years or more before making their debut", Crayon Pop took a different strategy.

Unlike the big firms, Chrome Entertainment did not have enough staff, money or time so they could not afford to perfect its product before launching it. "Crayon Pop's early performances amounted to beta-tests of their ideas. But that may be part of their charm", pointed out the Economist.


Meanwhile, Crayon Pop is releasing carol song at the end of November to greet fans for Christmas season.

Read the full article here.

AOA to represent Korea at ‘Sundown Festival 2013’ in Singapore

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 09:31 PM PDT


Girls group AOA will be representing South Korea at the upcoming 'Sundown Festival 2013' in Singapore.

The 'Sundown Festival 2013' will be held at Marina Promenade on November 16 and will feature performances by rock and pop musicians from all over Asia. Aside from AOA, the festival will include artists from Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and more.

This will be AOA's second performance in Singapore since the 'K-POP Night Out at Music Matters 2013' in June. All eight members from AOA will be making their full appearance at the festival.


EXO fan club makes official statement about ‘military exemption petition’

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 09:01 PM PDT


EXO recently found themselves embroiled in a controversy, regarding a fan petition that wanted to have the members exempted from the army. As it spread around the internet like wildfire, EXO's fan club, EXO Planet, release an official statement in response to the controversy.

EXO Planet stated:
We are writing this statement because of an anti-fan or a fan, because of that person, EXO is being cast in bad light on various portals. We have absolutely no plans to sign any petition to exempt EXO members from military service. We will always support and encourage EXO when they make the right choices, and will discipline them when they go in the wrong direction in order for them to become more mature, although we'll be hurt. We would like everyone to know that if someone keeps spreading false information to hurt or make things difficult for the members, then we will take legal action.
EXO fans allegedly posted on social media that they will be collecting signatures on the group's fan site as a protest of the two-year mandatory service. The petition has become highly controversial, and despite not having anything to do with it, the EXO members are suffering much hurt.

T-ara’s Hyomin shows off her camera collection

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 08:32 PM PDT


T-ara's Hyomin showed off her camera collection to her fans.

On October 30, Hyomin shared a video on her Instagram with the captions, "hehehe coming soon hehe", giving fans a glimpse on some of her collections.

Fans are speculating that the cameras will be used in the music video for T-ara's upcoming retro track "What Should I Do". The song is a remake of the 1997 hit song of the same title by the Sand Pebbles.

Watch the video below.

U-Kiss releases “She’s Mine” MV!

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 08:07 PM PDT


U-Kiss officially returns to the music scene!

Following Dongho's withdrawal from the group, U-Kiss returns as six with their eighth mini album 'Moments'. The mini album is produced by hitmaker Brave Brothers and features the new title song "She's Mine", an R&B hip-hop track that is different in style from their previous hits.

The mini-album also features the pre-released track "Mysterious Lady", also a collaboration with Maboos, Galactika and Miss Lee.

Check out the MV below!

Brown Eyed Soul releases 10-year anniversary single “Always Be There”

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 08:04 PM PDT


The talented R&B quartet of Brown Eyed Soul have just released their latest single "Always Be There".

The new song "Always Be There" is being released to celebrate Brown Eyed Soul's 10th year since its debut in 2003 with their first album '1st'. It is also the first time in three years for the group to introduce a new song that is not part of a movie or TV drama.

Check it out below.

G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don have couple rings?

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 07:44 PM PDT


Big Bang's G-Dragon and comedian Jung Hyung Don, who have been receiving a lot of attention for their close relationship, were recently spotted wearing couple rings.

Recently, a number of screenshots titled "G-Dragon & Jung Hyung Don wearing couple rings" were uploaded on an online community board, and immediately drew the eyes of the fans.

They purchased the couple rings during October 12th broadcast of 'Infinity Challenge' and based on the screenshots from when they were preparing for the song festival, G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don were seen wearing rings of the same design together.

Netizens commented, "I envy Jung Hyung Don", "Even rings look stylish" and more.

Meanwhile, 'Infinite Challenge Song Festival' was filmed last week and will be broadcast on November 2nd.

FIESTAR drops MV teaser for “I Don’t Know”

Posted: 30 Oct 2013 07:24 PM PDT


Girl group FIESTAR is gearing up for its long-awaited comeback and they just unveiled new music video for their upcoming track "I Don't Know".

FIESTAR will release their third single 'Curious' on November 1. The single includes the title track "I Don't Know", produced by hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger who is also the head of the group's new label Collabodadi.

Check out the teaser below: