Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"TOPP DOGG introduces 10th member Sangdo" plus 24 more

"TOPP DOGG introduces 10th member Sangdo" plus 24 more

TOPP DOGG introduces 10th member Sangdo

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Getting ready for official debut, Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group TOPP DOGG introduced its 10th member named, Sangdo.

TOPP DOGG already introduced its first nine members B-Joo, Hojoon, P-Goon, Yano, Nakta, Xero, A-Tom, Jenissi and Seogoong, and now the 10th member Sangdo has been revealed, showing their different individual charms.

The group consists of thirteen members and will be the first boy group for Stardom Entertainment since Block B left the agency. While they already showcased their sound with a few mixtape tracks, it is said that TOPP DOGG will have a different concept than Block B.

Kim Dong Wan to leave ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan will not be participating in the second season of jTBC 'Shinhwa Broadcast'.

According to jTBC, "Kim Dong Wan has decided to withdraw from jTBC 'Shinhwa Broadcast 2' which is set to premiere in November. He wants to focus on his acting career for the time being."

Kim Dong Wan decided to leave the show after talking with the other Shinhwa members and program staff. Although he is unable to participate as a fixed member on 'Shinhwa Broadcast', Kim Dong Wan still plans to return with Shinhwa for its 12th album in their 16th anniversary in 2014.

Meanwhile, Kim Dong Wan will be starring in the musical 'Le Passe Muraille' as Dutilleul, which will start its run on November 13th.

Big Bang T.O.P’s action movie ‘The Alumni’ to hit theaters in America and Europe

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Big Bang member T.O.P's upcoming action film 'The Alumni' will open in theaters in America and Europe.

On October 16, movie distribution company Show Box announced that 'The Alumni' has been sold overseas in America and Europe. Wellgo USA Entertainment, which distributed several other Korean movies like 'Thieves' and 'The Man from Nowhere', has now acquired distribution rights and decided to release 'The Alumni' in major cities in the United States on November 29.

The film has also been sold to Europe's distributor Splendid Film as well as to other movie distribution companies in Asian countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and more.

'The Alumni' is about a young North Korean youth named Myung Hoon (T.O.P) who has to go undercover in South Korea in order to save his sister (Kim Yoo Jung) from being killed. The film will premiere in Korea on November 6.

Crayon Pop moves to a new luxury apartment

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Following the success of hit single "Bar Bar Bar", Crayon Pop moved their residence from a small row house to new luxury apartment.

A representative from Chrome Entertainment revealed, "Crayon Pop was able to move to a high-quality place with a small number of households and good security because of the big success of 'Bar Bar Bar'. It was around when they performed 'Bar Bar Bar' without helmets."

Crayon Pop performed "Bar Bar Bar" without wearing helmets during the September 6th broadcast of KBS 2TV 'Music Bank' in celebration of achieving their first ever music show win.

The rep added, "They just moved to a closer place from our office. Nothing really changed."

T-ara to release a Japanese version of “Number 9”

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 05:31 AM PDT

Having just made a local comeback, T-ara announced that they will be releasing a Japanese version of their latest title song, "Number 9".

According to their Japanese website, T-ara will release a new single in Japan on November 20th. The single contains the Japanese version of "Number 9" as well as the B-side track "Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me" which serves as the OST for Hyomin's movie 'Jinx'.

Check out the tracklist below:

[Limited Edition A]
1. Number 9 (JPN ver.)
2. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me

1. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me MV
2. Bunny Style! Live Performance (2nd Album Premium Event Live 2013.7.13)

1. One random trading card
2. Special Jacket


[Limited Edition B]
1. Number 9 (JPN ver.)
2. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me

1. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me MV Making
2. Lies (JPN ver.) Live Performance (2nd Album Premium Event Live 2013.7.13)

1. One random trading card
2. Special Jacket


[Regular Edition]
1. Number 9 (JPN ver.)
2. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me
3. A-HA (Bonus Track)

1. One random trading card


[XMAS Edition]
1. Number 9 (JPN ver.)
2. Number 9 - Club ver. (JPN ver.)
3. Memory ~ The Guidance You Gave Me

T-ARA Party Non Stop Remix (10 songs/45 minutes)

2nd Album Premium Event Live 2013.7.13 Movie (20 minutes)

1. Bo Peep Bo Peep (JPN ver.) Live Performance
2. MC Collection
3. Back Stage

1. Special box
2. One random trading card
3. One random keychain - T-ara Santa ver. (full set of 6 included)

Credit: tiaradiadem

2AM’s Jinwoon to leave MC position on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

It has been revealed that 2AM's Jinwoon will step down from his MC position on KBS 2TV 'Music Bank' while Park Se Young is in talks to leaving the program as well.

The production team of 'Music Bank' revealed that it's unlikely for Jinwoon to return after he was injured in a car crash. It is said that many celebrities are being considered for the empty spot and Park Seo Joon is among the candidates.

In addition, Jinwoon's fellow MC, actress Park Se Young is also possible to get replaced. A representative stated, "Along with the fall reform, there have been opinions that there should be given the big change in the whole. However, nothing has been confirmed as yet."

The new male MC is expected to begin his hosting duties of the revamped 'Music Bank' by end October.

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye spend the night together

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye spent the night together in latest teaser stills for the upcoming episode of SBS' 'The Heirs'.

In the released teaser stills, the two main characters Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) and Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) reveal their feelings to each other while staying at a mountain cabin. Kim Tan showed his affection towards Cha Eun Sang as he lends his arm as a pillow so that she could sleep soundly.

The scene was filmed on a drama set located in Gyeongi's Tanhyeon on October 11. It is said that Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye did a great job of givng off a sweet energy in every scene.

EXO’s Chanyeol to join the new season of ‘Law of the Jungle’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 04:13 AM PDT

EXO's Chanyeol, Oh Jong Hyuk and Park Jung Chul will be joining the cast of 'Law of the Jungle'.

On October 16, a representative of the show stated that EXO's Chanyeol, Oh Jong Hyuk and actor Park Jung Chul will be joining the members of 'Law of the Jungle' for its upcoming Micronesia adventure. It was also revealed that the show is in the process of casting another additional member.

Oh Jong Hyuk and Park Jung Chul participated in the show for more than a couple of times in the past, and it is first time for Chanyeol to join the show. They will be heading to Micronesia in mid-October.

Yoona, Sulli and EXO show their childish side in SK Telecom’s new LTE CF

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 03:49 AM PDT

SK Telecom has released its latest LTE CF featuring the adorable SM Entertainment artists, Girls' Generation's Yoona, f(x)'s Sulli and the boys of EXO.

The idols showed their childish sides and 4-D personalities as they sing and dance along with goofy and adorable LTE choreography.

Check out the CFs below:

Big Bang’s T.O.P and Kim Yoo Jung spotted filming for ‘Running Man’

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 03:36 AM PDT

Big Bang's T.O.P has been recently spotted filming for SBS popular TV variety program, 'Running Man'.

T.O.P was spotted in the Kangwondo area together with the rest of the regular cast members. An official from SBS confirmed that T.O.P will be joined by his co-stars Kim Yoo Jung and Yoon Jae Moon to tie in with the promotions of their upcoming film 'The Alumni'.

The episode featuring 'The Alumni' cast is set to air mid-November.

B2ST celebrates 4th anniversary

Posted: 16 Oct 2013 03:11 AM PDT

Celebratng its 4th anniversary, the boys of B2ST thanked their fans with a video message.

On October 16th, B2ST released a special video message for the fans. They thanked them for all the love and support and hoped to be together and create more memories for a long time.

Check out the video below.

Dance like BB in Block B’s dance version of “Very Good” MV

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 11:52 PM PDT

Block B is back with a '"Dance Like BB' version of "Very Good" music video.

The song has a bright and lively melody line with a somewhat similar style to previous track "Nillili Mambo." Produced by leader Zico, "Very Good" is the group's first record to rolled out after a year's hiatus.

Check out the MV below:

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers of Lorde’s “Royals”

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 11:40 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 October 16th, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a cover of Lorde's "Royals" 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.

[Breaking] U-Kiss Dongho leaves the group

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 11:10 PM PDT

It has been revealed that Dongho will be leaving U-Kiss.

On October 16th, NH Media announced that Dongho left the group and will be halting his activities as a celebrity for a while.

The agency explained, "Dongho's determination for activities became weak and his physical condition does not fit well with the life of a singer. After discussing the matter with Dongho and his parents, we have decided to accept their decision. Although it was not an easy decision as it may affect the group, the members have all decided to accept the change."

Meanwhile, U-Kiss is set to release a new album later this month.

Big Bang adds one more show to Japanese Dome Tour

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Big Bang has decided to add one more show to its upcoming Dome Tour in Japan.

On October 15th, YG Entertainment announced that they have received over 1,400,000 preorders for concert tickets, thus establishing the marvelous record. In order to repay Big Bang's fans for their fervent support, the group decided to have an additional performance at Kyocera Dome in Osaka.

This means that Big Bang will be giving a total 16 performances in six different cities for its upcoming Japanese Dome Tour. Approximately 771,000 people are confirmed to attend the event.

Big Bang will be starting their Japanese dome tour on November 16 in the Seibu Dome.

Yoo Se Yoon makes his solo comeback with “Kkattalk”

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT

After recently returning to the public eye as part of UV, singer and comedian Yoo Se Yoon is making his solo comeback with his new single.

On October 16, Yoo Se Yoon released his second digital single "Kkattalk", a ballad number with hip-hop and acoustic element different from his usual bouncy dance music in pop duo UV.

The song came from the popular Korean message service 'KakaoTalk', and portrays about a girlfriend who doesn't pay attention to her boyfriend because she is always talking to her friends on KakaoTalk.

Check out the single below.

Shin Ji Hoon releases BTS clips of “Right There” MV and photoshoot

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT

After releasing her debut single "Right There" earlier, Shin Ji Hoon has now unveiled the making-of film for her music video and album jacket photoshoot.

On October 16, Cube Entertainment released two new videos containing behind-the-scenes footage of the filming process for Shin Ji Hoon's "Right There" music video. The video also features 4minute's Gayoon and Kim Won Joong, who play a couple in the MV.

Watch the videos below. You can also check out the official MV here.

T-ara to release second version of “Number 9” MV

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Having already released a music video for their latest title track "Number 9", T-ara has just dropped the big news, announcing that they will be releasing a second version MV for the song.

According to Core Contents Media, T-ara will release the second version of "Number 9" music video on October 18th at 3PM KST. The music video will be similar to the first 50-second teaser where the girls are seen wandering the desert of Mongolia.

T-ara shared, "We thank you so much for the interest and we cherish it. We want to become the T-ara who does their best on stage."

EXO’s Chanyeol and Lee Ho Jung to play lovers for K.Will’s new MV

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 09:00 PM PDT

EXO's Chanyeol and model Lee Ho Jung will be playing the main protagonists in K.Will's comeback music video.

Starship Entertainment released still cuts from K.Will's music video for the title track "You Don't Know Love". In the photos, Chanyeol and Lee Ho Jung are seen lovingly embracing each other.

According to the agency, the theme of the music video portrays the feelings of a man and woman who separate but can't forget each other. Chanyeol and Lee Ho Jung showcase their great acting skills of expressing the feelings of love and farewells.

K.Will will return with new title track "You Don't Know Love", which features a prominent piano part and a retro rhythm. Well-known producers such as Kim Doo Hoon, Duble Sidekick, and The Name participated in making his mini album.

DELIGHT signals comeback with MV teaser for “School Bell Ring Ring Ring”

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 08:44 PM PDT

After debuting with first single "Mega Yak", rookie girl group DELIGHT is gearing up for a comeback later this month.

On October 16, DELIGHT released a music video teaser for upcoming single "School Bell Ring Ring Ring". Staying to their debut concept, the girl group is going to another powerful dance performance for their comeback.

Check out the teaser below:

Yoo Seung Woo asks “U Who?” in new MV teaser

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 08:14 PM PDT

Getting ready for his comeback, Yoo Seung Woo has just unveiled a music video teaser for his upcoming single "U Who?".

To be released on October 22, "U Who?" is an easy-listening tune which features hip hop artist and rapper San E. Fans are especially interested to see their collaboration as Yoo Seung Woo and San E have completely different music genres.

Check out the teaser below:

Shin Ji Hoon debuts with “Right There” MV starring Gayoon and Kim Won Joong

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 08:07 PM PDT

Shin Ji Hoon, a former contestant on the SBS survival audition program 'K-Pop Star 2', is finally making her official debut with first single "Right There".

Released on October 16th, "Right There" was produced by B2ST's Yong JunHyung and composer Kim TaeJoo. The music video for the song features 4minute's Gayoon and Kim Won Joong, who portray a couple.

Check out the MV below:

Heo Young Saeng releases “Weak Child” MV ft. Fujii Mina

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 08:01 PM PDT

Heo Young Saeng has just unveiled the full music video teaser for his latest track, "Weak Child", featuring the special participation of Japanese actress Fujii Mina.

Released online on October 16th, "Weak Child" will be the title track to Heo Young Saeng's new special album 'She'. The album will be a special present for the fans before the singer's enlistment in the army on the 31st.

Check out the MV below:

IU shows more of her sexiness in ‘CeCi’ BTS clip

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 07:40 PM PDT

Soloist IU recently made it to the cover of fashion magazine 'CeCi' for its November issue, and the behind-the-scene video has been revealed, showing her mature transformation.

In the shoot, IU ditched her adorable youthful look, for an innocent and sexy image. With the concept of 'Return of the Queen', the singer looked sexy in lace dresses, bold makeup and crown, showing her hidden feminine charms.

Watch the clip below:

Taeyeon shares an adorable baby photo

Posted: 15 Oct 2013 07:19 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon recently shared an adorable baby photo of herself.

On October 15, the idol posted the photo above on her Instagram with the caption, "Be careful of catching a cold #babyTY", sending fans an encouraging message.

In the photo, Taeyeon looks simply adorable and even fashionable at her young age, donning all pink outfits with a hoodie. Especially, the photo was taken on March, 9, 1990, which was Taeyeon's first birthday.