Friday, October 11, 2013

"TOPP DOGG introduces fifth member Nakta" plus 24 more

"TOPP DOGG introduces fifth member Nakta" plus 24 more

TOPP DOGG introduces fifth member Nakta

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Getting ready for official debut, Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group TOPP DOGG introduced its fifth member named, Nakta.

TOPP DOGG already introduced its first four members B-Joo, Hojoon, P-Goon and Yano, and now the fifth member Nakta 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.

YG Entertainment opens pop-up store in Seoul

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

YG Entertainment is opening their brand's pop-up store in Seoul for a week.

On October 11, YG Entertainment will open a pop-up store at the Myeongdong Lotte Young Plaza in Seoul. Along with former goods that YG presented before, the pop-up store will have a total of six kinds of merchandise from the members of survival program 'WHO IS NEXT: WIN' including snap bag, image picket, stickers, wallets and tote bags.

It will also features merchandises from G-Dragon's recent exhibition "G-Dragon Space 8," Seungri's latest solo album "Let'S Talk About Love" and YG's famous mascot, YG BEAR.

In addition, during the days that popup store is open, YG will give tickets for the final round of 'WIN' to 150 people who buy products and show certifying photos of them voting for WIN.

B2ST’s Doojoon and Lee Soo Kyung confirmed for ‘Let’s Eat’ drama

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

B2ST's Doojoon is set for a return to small screen after being confirmed for the upcoming tVN's drama series, 'Let's Eat' (working title).

On October 10th, tvN unveiled the four actors to take the lead roles in upcoming drama 'Let's Eat' including Lee Soo Kyung, Yoon Soo Hee and Sim Hyung Tak as well as B2ST member Yoon Doojoon.

'Let's Eat' will be the first drama to portray realistic everyday life and romance of single people. In the drama, Lee Soo Kyung will play the 33-year old divorcee who has great looks yet vulnerable to delicious food. Doojoon plays the role of Goo Dae Young who lives next door. He's a gourmet with a remarkable ability to express tasty food.

The drama is expected to premiere in end of November.

Photos of idols from Bieber's After Party receive mixed reactions

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 08:45 AM PDT

Some idols partied with Justin Bieber on his After Party, after his successful 'Bieber Fever' concert on 10th.

Top idols and other celebrities who went earlier to congratulate Jay Park's AOMG launch, continued to party for Bieber's afterwards, at THE A club in Yeoksamdong of Gangnam.

According to Dispatch, idols who came are G-Dragon, CL, Sandara Park, Hyoyeon, Clara, Jang Wooyoung, Jun K, JoKwon, Im Seulong, Gain, Min, Jia, Hye Lim, Jay Park, Kangin, Ryeowook, Jong Gyeo Woon,G.NA...

Photos from dispatch showing idols having their night out with some drinks while enjoying the dim light like clubbers receive mixed reactions from those who have seen the photos.

Kpop fans from SNS commented, "Idols in action! They've gone wild!","It's okay to party but I feel uncomfortable seeing my bias like this.","They look like real club goers.","They are having fun!" and so on.

Check the photos below:

Source: Dispatch

Yenny to show new image and acting with dialects in ‘Basketball’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 06:33 AM PDT

Wonder Girls member Yenny is about to reveal her changed features, acting with dialects and a love-line through her upcoming debut drama series, tVN's 'Basketball'.

The singer has been cast as Bong Soon in upcoming drama 'Basketball'. Bong Soon is a trusty maid who uses Chungcheong-do dialect. She has a warm heart and is always by the side of lead character Choi Shin Young as a friend and like family.

Fans will be able to see Yenny's different image and attraction through her change into bright character.

Yenny said, "I wanted the role in 'Basketball' as there are rich people in 1930~1940 and there will be pretty clothes. However, I grew a liking for the Bong Soon character as she's a normal woman in those days who can draw viewer's sympathy."

'Basketball' portrays the story of youth who find hope and light during the dark times of Japanese colonization through basketball. It is set to air every week on Mondays and Tuesdays starting October 21.

Jung Yoo Mi promotes her onscreen husband Jung Joon Young’s new album

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 06:03 AM PDT

Actress Jung Yoo Mi is all out in promoting her onscreen husband Jung Joon Young's debut album.

On October 10th, Jung Yoo Mi posted on her me2day, "We are not quarreling. We are just having a casual conversation. When we were shooting MV of 'Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up'! A great album~ Fighting!!"

Attached the post were behind-the-scene photos of Jung Yoo Mi and Jung Joon Young during the music video filming. Making a cameo appearance, Jung Yoo Mi played Jung Joon Young's girlfriend in the music video.

Meanwhile, Jung Joon Young and Jung Yoo Mi are currently an on-screen couple on MBC's 'We Got Married'.

Psy to collaborate with rocker Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Psy has revealed that he will be collaborating with Steven Tyler of legendary rock band Aerosmith!

Recently, at an interview with Italy's L'Uomo Vogue for the October issue, Psy dropped the big news saying, "The big secret is, I just finished recording my next song with a legendary artist, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith."

He added, "When I was in middle school, I literally cried when they were singing 'Crazy' or 'Amazing' or whatever. They were my lifetime role models, and now I am collaborating with Steven Tyler. I love my life."

Psy said he revealed the huge piece of information because he really appreciate being on the cover of Italy's L'Uomo Vogue magazine. Psy also became the first Korean artist has ever made the cover of this magazine.

Super Junior’s Heechul criticizes own management agency

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Super Junior's Heechul expressed his honest thoughts regarding the drama production capability of his own management agency, SM Entertainment.

During October 10th broadcast of JTBC 'Talk Battle', the MCs analyzed the numerous South Korean dramas that were adapted from Japanese dramas. When the other MCs mentioned 'To the Beautiful You' as one of the failed dramas, Heechul was left feeling awkward, but still expressed his true thoughts about it.

Heechul criticzed the production environment adopted by SM Entertainment, "I told my agency that I would never do a drama produced by SM. There are teams of actors and singers in SM Entertainment. But the agency promotes actors too similarly to the way they promote singers. I actually made a few comments about this issue before."

He went on, "You can only find SM actors in the music videos of the singers under the agency. However, it is great that they treat us as the best. They are the prettiest and most handsome, so why should we bring in anyone from the outside?"

2AM’s Jinwoon updates fans after car accident

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 04:37 AM PDT

2AM's Jinwoon updated his fans following successful surgery on his fractured ankle which he sustained in a major car accident.

On October 10th, the singer posted on 2AM's official fan cafe:
I wrote like this because I felt that many fans are concerned about it. First of all, I'm very sorry that I have caused such a worry. The accident was more severe than I thought but fortunately for the situation now, all the staffs and I who were inside the car have received treatment. I am very thankful that many people have prayed and were worried for us. I wanted to convey my status to everyone quickly in order to set everyone at ease but I was late so I'm sorry about that.. I will greet everyone while smiling with a healthy image as soon as possible ^^ I'm so sorry. And also thank you so much!! I hope that everyone will give us your support to all the 3 of us for our recovery as soon as possible.
Jinwoon's vehicle had collided with a 25-ton truck on October 6th while he was on his way back to Seoul following a performance. He broke his ankle and received a 10cm gash in his foot. He underwent emergency surgery and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

Credit: 2amfacts

Cube Entertainment releases mysterious video teaser ft. 4minute’s Gayoon

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 04:22 AM PDT

Cube Entertainment has just released a mysterious video teaser on its official Youtube channel, piquing the curiousity of the fans.

Titled "Right There", the video teaser features 4minute's Gayoon and Kim Won Joong, who portray a parting couple.

Fans are speculating that the teaser video is for the upcoming debut of 'K-Pop Star 2's Shin Ji Hoon, who recently signed under Cube Entertainment's sub-label, Cube DC.

[131011] Busker Busker wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:46 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The October 11st episode of the show features a handful of anticipated comeback performances of popular artists and groups like, SHINee, T-ara, IU, Nine Muses, AOA, Boys Republic and MYNAME as well as debut stage of Jung Joon Young.

Other performers tonight included Seo In Young, Lim Chang Jung, Song Jieun, Youme, PURE, 2EYES, Tiny-G, BTS and Block B.

And for the highlight of the show, Busker Busker won against EXO on this week's 'K-Chart' with their latest title track, "Love, At First"!

Congratulations Busker Busker!


Tonight's Performances:

Block B



2EYES (Comeback Stage)





MYNAME (Comeback Stage)

Song Jieun

Lim Chang Jung

Seo In Young


Watch tonight's debut/comeback performances:

SHINee - "Everybody"
T-ara - "Number 9" + "Because I Know"
IU - "Red Shoes"
Nine Muses - "Gun"
AOA - "Confused"
Jung Joon Young - "Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up"

SHINee returns with “Everybody” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:48 AM PDT

Returing to fans earlier than expected, SHINee delivered their first comeback performance of "Everybody" on tonight's 'Music Bank' ahead of its official release on the 14th.

"Everybody" is a 'Complextro' number with catchy melody and funky rhythm. The song sings about memories of childhood which are all deeply hidden in everyone's hearts.

The choreography of "Everybody" was designed Tony Testa, who is one of the most well-known choreographer in the world. He also worked with SHINee for the choreography of the group's past hits "Sherlock" and "Dream Girl".

Check out their performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

Nine Muses bring their “Gun” to ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:48 AM PDT

Ahead of their anticipated comeback, Nine Muses performed their comeback title song "Gun" for the first time on this week's broadcast of 'Music Bank'.

The title song "Gun" features a brass and blues feel along with a electronic guitar sound. It is the work of hit producer Sweetune, who also worked on their previous songs.

Nine Muses will be officially releasing "Gun" along their 1st full-length album on October 14th. In the meantime, check out their comeback performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

IU dances in her “Red Shoes” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:49 AM PDT

After sweeping off the charts with her latest release, talented female soloist IU is ready to take over the weekly music programs with her comeback title song, "Red Shoes".

"Red Shoes" was co-written by the Lee Min Soo and Kim Eena after getting inspired by Andersen's cruel fairytale ,'The Red Shoes'. The song has a 1930s big bang swing sound with a mix of classical and vintage. To express the swing feel most vividly, IU recorded the song with a famous jazz orchestra in Japan.

Watch her performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

T-ara returns to ‘Music Bank’ stage with “Number 9” and “Because I Know”

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:49 AM PDT

Making yet another epic comeback, T-ara released their 8th mini album 'Again' featuring its double title tracks "Number 9" and "Because I Know".

On October 11, T-ara kickstarted a new round of full-scale promotions, diving straight to the 'Music Bank' stage tonight for their explosive comeback performances of newest releases.

"Number Nine" is an energetic dance song co-composed by Sinsadong Tiger and composer Choi Gyu Sung. In contrast, "I Know The Feeling" is a sad song that is perfectly suited for the chilly autumn season.

Watch their performance below: [You can also watch the full episode here]

AOA makes a sexy comeback with “Confused” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:49 AM PDT

Showing their mature transformation, girl group AOA kickstarted a new round of promotions for latest title track "Confused" on October 11st broadcast of 'Music Bank'.

"Confused" is the title song for AOA's upcoming new album 'Red Motion', which will be released on October 14th. The song showcases the members' fierce and sexy transformation, which emphasized by seductive choreography point called, "lip dance".

Watch their performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

K.Will to make a comeback next week!

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:23 AM PDT

Soloist K.Will will be making a comeback next week!

On October 11st broadcast of KBS 'Music Bank', a teaser clip of K.Will was aired during the live show broadcast. The short teaser clip shows the singer searching for news online and found SHINee and IU all over. He cutely said, "Help Me", seemingly hinting at his upcoming release.

This will be K.Will's first release in six months since his third studio album 'The 3rd Album Part 2: Love Blossom' in April.

Check out the teaser clip below!

Jung Joong Young debuts “Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 03:49 AM PDT

Having released his first album earlier, vocalist Jung Joon Young delivered his rocking debut performance of "Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up" on 'Music Bank'.

"Ten Minutes Before Breaking Up" is a rock ballad produced by Score, the producer who also worked with artists Younha and Primary. The song has sad lyrics describing a man's perspective on the last ten minutes before breaking up.

Making a cameo appearance, Jung Yoo Mi played Jung Joon Young's girlfriend in the music video. Jung Joon Young and Jung Yoo Mi are currently an on-screen couple on MBC's 'We Got Married'.

Check out his performance below. [You can also watch the full episode here]

131011 Music Bank Performers List

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 01:26 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆

- SHINee
- IU
- T-ara
- Nine Muses
- Jung Joon Young
- Im Chang Jung
- Seo In Young
- Block B

SHINee, IU, T-ara, Seo In Young, Im Chang Jung, Nine Muses, Sung Ji Eun, Youme, Pure, MYNAME, Boys Republic, 2EYES, Tiny-G, AOA, BTS, Jung Joon Young, Block B

Gaon Chart releases rankings for September 29 – October 5

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week September 29, 2013 – October 5, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Busker Busker : "Love At First"

2. Busker Busker : "Too Much Regret"

3. Jung Joon Young : "Spotless Mind"

4. Busker Busker : "Love Is Timing"

5. Lim Chang Jung : "A Guy Like Me"

6. Block B : "Very Good"

7. Busker Busker ft. Chae Ji Yeon : "Your Lips"

8. Soyu & Mad Clown : "Stupid In Love"

9. Song Jieun : "False Hope"

10. Busker Busker : "Cool Girl"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Block B : "Very Good" [3rd Mini Album]

2. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Version)" [Repackaged Album]

3. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker Vol.2" [2nd Album]

4. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Version)" [Repackaged Album]

5. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Version)" [1st Album]

6. Song Jieun : "False Hope" [2nd Single]

7. ZE:A : "Illusion" [2nd Mini Album]

8. Teen Top : "Teen Class" [4th Mini Album]

9. FT Island : "Thanks To" [6th Anniversary Mini Album]

10. BTS : "O! RUL8 ,2?" [1st Mini Album]

Rainbow’s Yoonhye to make acting debut

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Girl group Rainbow's Yoonhye will be making her acting debut through upcoming jTBC weekend drama 'The Eldest Child'!

Yoonhye has been confirmed for jTBC's weekend drama 'The Eldest Child' and she is set begin her first filming on October 11th. She will play the kind-hearted third daughter Young Sook, who makes her best effort to support her big sister Young Sun (Yoon Jung Hee).

Having already showcased her acting skills as a cameo in the MBC Every1 idol drama 'The Dramatic', Yoonhye will now be the fifth member of Rainbow to expand their career to acting after Jaekyung, Woori, No Eul and Seung Ah.

Song Joong Ki completes his basic training

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actor Song Joong Ki has finally finished his rigorous basic military training.

On October 10, Song Joong Ki attended the completion ceremony at the 22nd Division Base. Various photos of the actor were posted on online communities, and his fans are concerned about his gaunt appearance.

Song Joong Ki enlisted in the army on August 27 and received military training for five weeks at the 22nd Division. He has been dispatched to a battalion division where he will undergo more intense training.

Song Joong Ki will be discharged on May 26, 2015.

ZE:A’s Kwanghee becomes new MC for ‘Son Dambi’s Beautiful Days’

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT

ZE:A's Kwanghee will join Son Dambi as the new MC for the second season of MBC every1 beauty show 'Son Dambi's Beautiful Days 2'.

Kwanghee is one of the male idols with the most knowledge about the beauty industry with his detailed attention to plastic surgery and make-up. He said with confidence, "I'm a member of an idol group, and thus have a lot of interest in make-up."

He added, "Women still tend to throw fake compliments to one another if the make-up isn't done well. I will give an accurate review from a male perspective. The ZE:A members also have a lot of interest in skincare. I will learn the proper skin moisturizing method through the show to help our 'doll-faced soldier' Park Hyungsik to really have baby-like skin."

Suzy and Sung Joon are dating?

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 10:01 PM PDT

miss A's Suzy was recently spotted with 'Gu Family Book' co-star Sung Joon, raising speculations that the two are dating.

On October 11, local media outlet Sports Seoul reported that Suzy and Sung Joon were spotted together on September 24th. The two stars along with a friend visited a Japanese restaurant where they enjoyed dinner together and chat.

Although it could have been just a meeting between close friends, the dating rumors sparked after Sung Joon was spotted putting his arm around Suzy's shoulder. It was reported that Suzy didn't look bothered and she even touched his fingers to show her affection as well.

However, the agencies of the two stars denied the claims and responded, "They are just close friends and they also meet up often with other cast members. Suzy and Sung Joon are just close colleagues."

G-Dragon performs as special guest in Justin Bieber’s concert in Korea

Posted: 10 Oct 2013 09:40 PM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon made a surprise appearance as guest performer in Justin Bieber's first ever concert in South Korea held at Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium in Seoul on October 10.

The Seoul concert is part of Justin Bieber's world tour, dubbed the 'Believe Tour'. During the show, G-Dragon made a surprise appearance to perform his song "Crayon." He was welcomed warmly by the crowd and he introduced Justin Bieber before leaving the stage.

A day before the concert, Justin Bieber enjoyed a dinner of Korean food with concert staff at YG's cafeteria. He toured the YG building and had friendly talks with G-Dragon and Teddy for a quite long time.

Watch G-Dragon's peformance below.