Friday, October 4, 2013

"TOPP DOGG to make official debut later this month" plus 24 more

"TOPP DOGG to make official debut later this month" plus 24 more

TOPP DOGG to make official debut later this month

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Stardom Entertainment is preparing to debut its latest hip hop group, TOPP DOGG.

TOPP DOGG recently opened its official Facebook page and released a teaser poster announcing its upcoming official debut on October 24th. The poster also features the thirteen members with their faces hidden in the dark.

The group consists of thirteen members and will be the first boy group for Stardom Entertainment since Block B left the agency. It is said that TOPP DOGG will have a different concept than Block B.

ZE:A to hold first solo concert this November

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Idol group ZE:A will be holding its very first solo concert in Korea since its debut in 2010.

On October 4, ZE:A unveiled the official poster for the 'ZE:A First Concert in Korea – Illusionist'. The poster shows the 9 members looking neat and classy in their tuxedo and bowtie.

The concert will be held at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium on November 23 at 6PM KST, and the members will be showcasing their charming performances with group and individual stages.

Girl group BESTie to make a comeback this October

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT

New girl group BESTie, who made their debut with "Pitapat", will be making a comeback later this October with the help of hitmaker Brave Brothers.

According to their agency YNB Entertainment, "BESTie will release their 2nd single "Hit Maker" in collaboration with the Brave Brothers. Each of the members will show off their uniqueness so please look forward for it."

Along with the announcement, BESTie unveiled its first teaser image featuring the group's leader Hyeyeon.

B2ST’s Doojoon and Lee Soo Kyung considering lead roles in drama ‘Let’s Eat’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 06:32 AM PDT

It has been revealed that B2ST's Yoon Doojoon and actress Lee Soo Kyung are currently considering lead roles in upcoming tVN's drama series, 'Let's Eat' (working title).

On October 4th, Cube Entertainment revealed, "It's true that we have received a proposal on Yoon Doojoon's role in 'Let's Eat'. We are still considering the offer in a positive manner, but he has not made his decision yet."

A representative from Lee Soo Kyung's management agency also revealed that the actress has not made her decision yet.

'Let's Eat' talks about a 3 years divorcee that experience various episodes in her daily lives. The drama will make its premiere some time in November.

Big Bang’s Seungri featured in Japanese singer May J’s new album

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's Seungri will be collaborating with Japanese singer, May J.

On October 4, YG Entertainment announced that Seungri will be featured in May J's upcoming new album 'Love Ballad.' They already met in Japan and finished recording the song "I Believe" in Japanese.

"I Believe" was originally sung by Korea's veteran musician Shin Seung Hoon in 2003. The song has become a hit it was featured in the smash-hit film 'My Sassy Girl' starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun.

This marks the second collaboration between Seungri and Mary J after the two singers work together in the track "I Know", which was included in Seungri first Japanese solo album, 'Let's Talk About Love'.

Boys Republic Suwoong’s adorable childhood photo revealed

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Boys Republic's Suwoong revealed an adorable childhood photos of himself.

Recently, the photo of a younger Suwoong surfaced on an online community website with the title, "Boys Republic's Suwoong turned into a tough guy".

In the photo, Suwoong is seating in a chair at a hair salon, waiting his hair to be cut. From an adorable little boy with a bowl cut, Su Woong has transformed himself to a charismatic and tough idol.

Meanwhile, Boys Republic will release its new mini album 'Identity' on October 8.

Son Dambi in an alluring pictorial for ‘GRAZIA’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 05:20 AM PDT

Sexy diva Song Dambi once again stuns fans with her new alluring pictorial with fashion magazine 'GRAZIA'.

with her glamorous figure, Son Dambi showcased her glamorous figure emphasizes with various daring evening wears. Popular model Kim Won Jong also participated in the photo shoot, portraying the concept of a couple deeply in love.

The photographer stated, "Her perfect curves and positive attitude contributed greatly to a lively shooting environment."

Check out more photos below:

Tiffany is brighter than gems in additional photos for ‘NYLON’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Staying true to her trademark nickname, Girls' Generation's Tiffany is indeed brighter than gems in her pictorial for the October issue of fashion magazine 'NYLON'.

The fashion magazine revealed additional cuts from Tiffany's latest pictorial. In the photos, the lovely idol emphasizes her sexy, charismatic image with new bob hair and black see-through dress that boldly outlines her slim body.

A Pink members hang themselves on a clothes rack

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 04:40 AM PDT

A Pink members Naeun, Hayoung and Bomi showed off their '4D' personalities.

Recently, a photo of the three idols was uploaded on an online community, leaving fans smiling from ear-to-ear. In the photo, Naeun, Hayoung and Bomi are seen hanging on a clothing rack by wearing their tops with the hangers still attached.

Especially, each members strike comical poses, showing off their playful sides.

BoA releases short MV for Japanese single “Message”

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 04:24 AM PDT

BoA has just dropped the full music video for upcoming Japanese single "Message", giving fans a snippet of her new ballad.

The K-Pop queen will release her 33rd single album "Message" in Japan on October 23. The single will contain a medium ballad track that has a sad melody which will highlight BoA's sweet and emotional voice.

Check out the MV below.

[131004] Busker Busker wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 03:56 AM PDT

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

The October 4th episode of the show features anticipated comeback performances of female soloist Seo In Young and idol groups Block B and Tiny-G.

Other performers tonight included FT Island, Lim Chang Jung, Song Jieun, 5dolls, BTOB, Navi, Ladies' Code, BTS, K.Hunter, G.IAM, Lee Ji Min, Say Yes, Yellow, Lady Jane, Achtung, J.Fla and Jin Ju.

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

Congratulations Busker Busker!


Next Week's Comeback:




Nine Muses



Tonight's Performances:

K.Hunter ft. A Pink's Bomi


Ladies' Code






Song Jieun

Lim Chang Jung


FT Island

Watch tonight's comeback performances:

Seo In Young - "Love Me"
Block B - "Very Good"
Tiny-G - "Miss You"

Seo In Young says “Love Me” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 03:45 AM PDT

Having released her new album earlier, singer Seo In Young made her comeback with "Love Me" on this week's episode of KBS 'Music Bank'.

"Love Me" is a song with groovy and lovely melody, and features rapper Gaeko from Dynamic Duo, who even wrote the rap line himself. The song was originally planned to be included in previous mini album 'Forever Young', but Seo In Young decided to save it for a separate promotion.

Watch her performance below.

Block B makes a “Very Good” comeback on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 03:38 AM PDT

Block B is back to take over the music stage again!

On October 4, Block B kicked off its comeback performance of new title tune "Very Good" on KBS 'Music Bank'. "Very Good" is the title song to their latest third mini album of the same title released on October 2.

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 their performance below:

Tiny-G makes a sexy comeback with “Miss You” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 03:19 AM PDT

Showcasing their new transformation, girl group Tiny-G made their official comeback with new single, "Miss You", on tonight's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"Miss You" highlights the group's new signature dance move, "sexy cat dance". While Tiny-G showed off more of their cute charms on previous tracks, they are taking a more feminine and sexy concept this time for the new round of promotion.

Check out their performance below.

[Breaking] KARA members to go separate ways

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 02:36 AM PDT

KARA previously became the center of attention with members reportedly discussing whether they will renew their contracts with agency DSP Media. However, it has been revealed that the group might indeed go separate ways.

According to DSP Media, KARA members Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara are the only members who have renewed their contract with the agency. Nicole has revealed that she has no intention to renew her contract, while Jiyoung is in the process of deciding whether to continue her singing career or focus on her education.

The agency also cleared out that KARA will not be disbanded and continue its domestic and overseas activities even though other members will not renew their contracts and leave the group.

Secret's Hyosung does not need photoshop for her glamorous figure

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 02:30 AM PDT

Secret's Hyosung garners much attention with her non-edited behind the scene photo.

TS Entertainment revealed some BTS photos on 4th October. Fans commented,"Jealous of her figure","She does not need photoshop" and etc.

What do you think?

131004 Music Bank Performers list

Posted: 04 Oct 2013 01:45 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- FT Island
- Im Chang jung
- Seo In Young
- Jin Ju
- Block B
FT Island, Im Chang Jung, Song Ji Eun, F-ve Dolls, BTOB, Navi, LADIES' CODE, BTS, K-Hunter, G.IAM, Lee Jimin, Say Yes, Yell,O.W., Lady Jane, Achtung, Tiny-G, J.Fla, Seo In Young, Jin Ju, Block B

Gaon Chart releases rankings for September 22 – September 28

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 11:30 PM 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 22, 2013 – September 28, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Busker Busker : "Love At First"

2. Busker Busker : "Too Much Regret"

3. Busker Busker : "Love Is Timing"

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

5. Busker Busker : "Cool Girl"

6. Busker Busker : "Night"

7. Busker Busker : "Beautiful Age"

8. Busker Busker : "Juliet"

9. Busker Busker : "Autumn Night"

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


Weekly Album Chart

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

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

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

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

5. Crayon Pop : "The Streets Go Disco" [2nd Mini Album]

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

7. B.A.P : "Badman" [3rd Mini Album]

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

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

10. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

SHINee releases lyric video for new track “Symptoms”

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 11:06 PM PDT

Getting fans more excited, SHINee unveiled a lyric video for new track "Symptoms" through the official SMTOWN homepage and Youtube.

SHINee's new song, "Symptoms" will be included in the upcoming mini album, 'Everybody'. The song was produced by the world-famous producer, The Underdogs, while the lyrics were written by Jonghyun.

Park Si Hoo apologizes about sexual harassment case

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Having swept up with sexual assault charges earlier this year, well-known Hallyu star Park Si Hoo made an official apology through lengthy post on his official fancafe.

Park Si Hoo's younger brother Park Woo Ho, who is also the CEO of Park Si Hoo's agency, Hoo Factory, released a statement saying, "We would like to give our sincere apologies. We are very sorry that Park Si Hoo, a public figure who should have set up some good examples, has made a public mess."

As both a close family relation and an outside figure, I would like to sincerely apologize as the head of the actor's agency. As Park Si Hoo has received much denouncement and support, he will return with a new perspective and he will become an actor who tries his very best."

Back in February, Park Si Hoo has been accused of allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman with whom he spent the night drinking. After several trials, both the accuser and Park Si Hoo dropped the charges against each other.

Baek Ji Young sues netizens posting malicious comments about her miscarriage

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 10:31 PM PDT

Singer Baek Ji Young will be taking legal action against netizens who spread nasty rumors and malicious comments concerning her unfortunate miscarriage.

According to Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on October 3, the singer requested the investigation to the police asking for the punishment imposed on the internet users who made profane bulletin posts and comments online about her recent miscarriage.

Baek Ji Young, who married actor Jung Suk Won in June, lost her baby soon during her fourth month into pregnancy. However, some netizens made cruel comments stating that the miscarriage was her fault because she is a smoker. The police have tracked down the IP address of this netizens, demanded to participate in an investigation.

Suzy gets her very first car

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT

miss A's Suzy finally bought her very own car!

It was belatedly revealed that Suzy and her parents visited a BMW auto dealership in Gangnam on September 25, where she purchased her first car, a Mini Cooper Clubman. She previously received her driver's license in August.

An official from her agency stated, "It is true that Suzy purchased a car. It wasn't a gift to her parents but for her own personal use as far as we know."

B.A.P Mini Album Vol. 3 - Badman

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 09:38 PM PDT

This review of  B.A.P - "Badman" is sponsored by Yesasia

One of the most talented Hip Hop groups B.A.P continues to dominate chart with their new album "Badman".

The members of B.A.P show a fiercer image for their comeback, the cool choreograph and catchy lyrics garner much attention from fans.

Photos of the album below:


01. Whut's Poppin' 
02. Badman 
03. Excuse Me 
04. Coffee Shop 
05. Bow Wow 
06. Hurricane 

Purchase the album here

ZE:A Mini Album - Illusion

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 09:34 PM PDT

This review of  ZE:A - "Illusion" is sponsored by Yesasia

ZE:A's latest album "Illusion" contains 5 songs including the instrumental track of their latest title song "Ghost of Wind".

A quality album as you can see in the photos below, the photobook of this album shows the dark image of the 9 hot members of ZE:A.

More photos below:

01. Crazy 
02. 바람의 유령 
03. Step by Step 
04. U're my sweety 
05. No.1 
06. 바람의 유령(Inst.) 

Purchase the album here

Huh Gak ties the knot

Posted: 03 Oct 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Singer Huh Gak has tied the knot with his girlfriend of two years.

On October 3, Huh Gak married his girlfriend of two years at Seoul's Raum. A pastor at the couple's church officiated the wedding, and fellow 'Superstar K2' contestant John Park, and Huh Gak's twin brother Huh Gong sang the congratulatory songs.

Congratulations to Huh Gak and his wife!