Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Winners and Performances from ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’" plus 24 more

"Winners and Performances from ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’" plus 24 more


Winners and Performances from ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 08:21 AM PDT


On October 24th, the most stylish and influential celebrities of the Korean entertainment world gathered at the '2013 Style Icon Awards', a style and cultural festival hosted by CJ E&M.

The 2013 SIA, under the theme "Otherness," selected the 10 most influential icons. The final 10 winners have been decided by a compilation of votes: 40% by survey, 30% by online votes and 30% of scores and an executive committee comprised of creative directors, stylists and photographers.

Below is the list of winners for '2013 Style Icon Awards' as well as performances from Crayon Pop,


List of Winners:

Style Icon Awards:
Lee Jong Suk - The 21st Century Gentleman
Big Bang's G-Dragon - Culture Coup d'Etat
Yeo Jin Goo - The Giant Teen Icon
Shin Dong Yup - The R-rated comedian
Tilda Swinton - Queen of Snowy Country
Gong Hyo Jin - Rom-Com queen
SISTAR - The chart-killing girl group
Lee Seo Jin - Porter Icon
Jung Woo Sung - The Homme Fatale
Dynamic Duo - Korean Hip Hop pride

Best K-Style Award:
Girls' Generation's Sooyoung
Choi Jin Hyuk

New Icon Award:
Crayon Pop

Style Icon of the Year:
Big Bang's G-Dragon



Performances:


Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan invited to 2013 Korean Film Festival in Myanmar

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 07:37 AM PDT


Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan is representing Korea at the 2013 Myanmar Korean Film Festival.

On October 24, Live Works Company announced that Dongwan has been invited to the opening ceremony of 2013 Korean Film Festival in Myanmar to be held at the Yangon's Traders Hotel in Myanmar. Every year, one Korean celebrity is attending the festival and Dongwan has been chosen as this year's representative.

Dongwan stated, "It's a great honor for me to represent Korea where Korean culture is promoted. I'll try my best to help the cultural exchange between Korean and Myanmar."

T-ara releases jacket photos for Japanese version of ‘Number 9’

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 07:00 AM PDT


T-ara has just unveiled the album jacket photos for upcoming Japanese single album 'Number 9'.

The group will release a new single 'Number 9' 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'.

The single will be released in four different versions; Limited Edition A/B, Regular Edition and special XMAS Edition.



BoA, TVXQ and Kim Hyung Jun enter Top 10 of Oricon

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 06:30 AM PDT


K-Pop artists BoA, TVXQ and Kim Hyung Jun achieved success on the Oricon chart.

On October 23, all three singers ranked in the Top 10 for the Oricon charts. BoA ranked eighth on on Oricon's Daily Singles chart with new Japanese single "Message/Call My Name", while Kim Hyung Jun's duet single with Sunny Hill's Kota, "Always Love You" ranked 9th.

TVXQ's concert DVD 'TVXQ Live Tour 2013~Time~' ranked first on the Oricon's DVD chart after selling a total of 92,623 copies on the first day of release.

Psy to spend Christmas with Korean fans

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 06:03 AM PDT


Currently preparing for his new album, gentlemanly Psy will be returning home to spend the holiday with his Korean fans through a series of concerts.

According to reports, Psy will hold a special four-day solo concert series from December 20 to 22 and on Christmas Eve at Seoul Olympic Park's Gymnastics Stadium. This will be Psy's second concert this year in Korea after his internationally broadcast 'Happening' show in April.

Psy is currently working on his new music in the United States. His new piece is being highly anticipated as it will feature legendary artist, Steven Tyler from Aerosmith.

KARA’s Goo Hara revealed to have fainted during Japan concert tour

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 05:30 AM PDT


KARA's Goo Hara is reported to have fainted due to exhaustion during Japanese concert tour.

According to DSP Media, Goo Hara suddenly fainted on stage during KARA's concert at the Osaka's Osaka-Jo Hall on October 23. After receiving first aid from medical personnel, Goo Hara went back on stage to greet fans.

The concert was part of KARA's ongoing Japanese concert tour titled 'KARA 2nd Japan Tour 2013 Karasia'. Regarding on the next concert, DSP Media assured, "Goo Hara will be able to perform during the tour."

Teen Top releases ‘real self’ MV for “Lovefool”

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 05:09 AM PDT


After their successful "Rocking" promotions, Teen Top is returning to fans with a repackaged version of their mini-album 'Teen Top Class' featuring the new title song "Lovefool"!

On October 24, Teen Top released 'real self' music video for "Lovefool". Just the name suggests, the music video gives a glimpse at the members' everyday life and other self-camera footage.

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

Check out the MV below:

Celebrities rock the red carpet at ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 04:58 AM PDT


On October 24th, the most stylish and influential celebrities of the Korean entertainment world gathered at the '2013 Style Icon Awards', a style and cultural festival hosted by CJ E&M.

Before the awards ceremony, the celebrities strutted down the red carpet, each donning their most stylish and elegant gowns and suits. The red carpet event was hosted by 2AM's Seulong, Clara and Kang Seung Hyun.

Check out the photos and videos below.



























Crayon Pop’s agency to debut new boy group

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 04:30 AM PDT


Crayon Pop's agency, Chrome Entertainment, revealed its plan to debut a new boy group next month.

According to Chrome Entertainment, they will debut a 5-member boy group named Gamulchi (Snakehead) this November. The group is named after the snakehead fish which is known to be nutritious and helps people live a long and healthy life.

The agency explained, "There might be misunderstandings, but the group is not going after a comical concept. Just like its name, we wish that the group lasts long."

The boy group consists of members in their twenties who have been training for about six months with the agency. They currently working on their digital single and filming music videos as well.

Nominees for the ‘2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards’ revealed

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 04:00 AM PDT


The list of nominees for the highly-anticipated 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) has been revealed!

The 2013 MAMA will be held at the Hong Kong Asia World Expo Arena on November 22nd. Through its official website, Mnet has finally announced the nominees in 19 competitive sections for this year's music festival. The categories are divided into New Artist, Best Group Artist, Best Artist of the Year and more.

Fans can also vote and show support for their favorite artists. Online voting for the 2013 MAMA will be opened from October 24th until November 18th on the official MAMA website.

Wonder Girls Yubin is a lovely autumn lady for ‘InStyle’

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 03:40 AM PDT


Wonder Girls member Yubin has transformed into a lovely autumn lady in her latest pictorial with fashion magazine, 'InStyle'.

In the pictorial, Yubin donned see-through knit and lace dresses. She matched up the neutral colored outfits with a minimal makeup, going for a more natural look that perfectly fits the autumn season.

She also added a touch of sexiness by revealing her slim legs through a laced skirt, maximizing her feminine charms.


24K’s Kisu covers Ra.D’s “Something Flutters”

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 03:23 AM PDT


24K's Kisu has just released a cover performance of Ra.D's "Something Flutters".

On October 24, 24K's official Youtube posted a special video for the fans. Member Kisu showcased his cold and soulful voice in a cover performance of Ra.D's "Something Flutters", which is the OST single for already concluded drama 'Dating Agency: Cyrano'.

Check out the video below.

4minute’s Sohyun excited for her debut movie ‘Hwanggu’

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 11:30 PM PDT


4minute's Sohyun showed her excitement on working for her very first movie 'Hwanggu'.

On October 22, the youngest member of 4minute posted on her Twitter, "Hello. Hahaha. 'Hwanggu'! I'm doing my best. It is very exciting to work alone for the first time since my debut. Haha. Please give me a lot of support."

Attached the post was a photo of Sohyun holding up the script of the movie. She will play the bright and high-spirited college student Misoo in 'Hwanggu' which will premiere next year.

Park Jin Young unveils poster for ‘The Halftime Show’ concert

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 11:02 PM PDT


Talented singer and producer Park Jin Young (JYP) has unveiled the poster for his upcoming year-end concert in December.

On October 24, JYP Entertainment released a poster featuring Park Jin Young in the middle of sexy cheerleaders. Just like his previous concerts, this poster is possibly hinting at another 'R-rated' show.

Park Jin Young will be holding his '2013 Bad Party The Halftime Show' from December 19 to 22 at Olympic Stadium in Seoul. He will show various types of performances that will sum up his 19-year career in music.

[Video] Big Bang’s T.O.P shows his passion for action

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 10:29 PM PDT


Big Bang member T.O.P showcased his great passion in acting in the latest teaser clip for the upcoming action film 'The Alumni'.

On October 24, Big Bang's official Youtube unveiled new video titled "T.O.P's Passion for Action". The video shows T.O.P's difficult and intense action scenes in the movie which earned him praises as the rising action star.

The clip also features footage from his accident where T.O.P got his right hand injured with shards of broken glass.

Check out the video below:

Boyfriend releases short MV for Christmas single “Pinky Santa”

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 09:58 PM PDT


Giving fans an early holiday present, the boys of Boyfriend released a short music video for upcoming Christmas single "Pinky Santa".

Boyfriend will release a special Xmas premium single "Pinky Santa" in Japan on November 20th. The single which also includes the B-side track "My Treasure" will be available in four different versions.

Check out the video below.

Upcoming girl group TINT goes pantless in new teaser photo

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 09:40 PM PDT


Upcoming girl group TINT unveiled new teaser photo for debut.

On October 23, the group official Twitter posted, "We are revealing a cut of TINT's album jacket photo! Their debut is just around the corner, so we ask everyone to wait just a bit longer!"

In the photo, TINT members showcase their feminine and sexy charms donning the same long sweater in different colors. Their pantless fashion also drew the attention as it highlights their long and shapely legs.

TINT is a five-member girl group under GH Entertainment which will make a debut at the end of October. The group is made up of 'K-Pop Star 2' contestant Lee Mi Rim as well as Mei, Sangmi, Jamie and Minnie.

SM Entertainment releases highlights of ‘SMTOWN Live in Beijing’

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 09:20 PM PDT


SM Entertainment has released highlight video of the recent 'SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Beijing' concert which took place on October 19 at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.

The concert which rounded up more than 70,000 audience, featured 10 of the agency's artists, including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(X) and EXO as well as TASTY from the Woollim Label.

The video clip gave fans a glimpse at the backstage and showed some of the highlights of the concert. Check it out below.

2AM’s Changmin sings “Moment” for ‘The Heirs’ OST

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 08:59 PM PDT


Following FT Island's Lee Hong Ki, 2AM's Changmin becomes the next idol to release an OST for SBS latest star-studded drama series, 'The Heirs'.

On October 24, Changmin released his new OST single titled, "Moment". The song is composed by Kim Do Hoon and features Changmin's emotional voice, perfectly fitting the love story of Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) and Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye).

Take a listen to the track below.

Jessica and Amber send birthday greetings to f(x)’s Krystal

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 08:40 PM PDT


Our lovely Krystal is celebrating her 20th birthday today and her sister Jessica and fellow f(x) member Amber sent her their warm and cute birthday greetings.

On October 24, Jessica posted on her Weibo account, "Baby Krys' 20th bday!! Thank you mom she is the most precious and lovely girl on earth..", and attached a set of their adorable photos, showing off their sisterly love.

Amber also sent out her birthday greetings through a cute and funny clip on her Instagram with a short and sweet message, "HAPPY PRINCESS DAY!" The video features some of adorable and goofy moments of Krystal and Amber.

U-Kiss pre-releases “Mysterious Lady” ahead of comeback

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 08:25 PM PDT


Gearing up for a comeback, U-Kiss pre-released their single "Mysterious Lady" ahead of their 8th mini album 'Moments'.

On October 24th, the group released the single "Mysterious Lady". Co-produced by Galactika and Maboos, the song is a R&B style number which features a smooth acoustic sound that warms up the heart.

Meanwhile, U-Kiss will be releasing their 8th mini album titled 'Moments' on October 31. The mini album will include a total of seven songs and a 30-page photo book.

DELIGHT releases “School Bell” MV

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 08:16 PM PDT


After debuting with first single "Mega Yak", rookie girl group DELIGHT is coming back to the spotlight with new track "School Bell"!

On October 24, DELIGHT released their new mini album and full music video for latest title tune "School Bell" (or "School Bell Ring Ring Ring"). Staying to their debut hip hop concept, the girl group is going to another powerful dance performance for their comeback.

Check out the MV below:

A-JAX drops ‘Snake’ video teaser ft. Rainbow’s Woori

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 08:10 PM PDT


After their 'Insane' promotions back in summer, idol group A-JAX is returning to the music scene with their third single 'Snake'.

On October 24th, the group released an interesting video teaser for 'Snake'. The teaser which features Rainbow's Woori, seemingly hinting at an 'Adam and Eve' concept where the serpent tricks Eve into eating fruit from the forbidden tree.

Meanwhile, A-JAX will be releasing its third single 'Snake' on October 28th.

FIESTAR releases black-and-white teaser for comeback

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 07:40 PM PDT


Girl group FIESTAR is gearing up for its long-awaited comeback and they just unveiled new teaser image for their upcoming third single 'Curious'.

The group recently gave fans a sneak peek at their comeback music video. Set in a mood completely different from the first teaser, the new black-and-white photos showed a mature transformation of the members, wearing loose white shirts with an alluring look on their faces.

FIESTAR will make a comeback on November 1. In the meantime, check out their teaser photos below:






Epik High celebrates 10-year anniversary + releases single “420”

Posted: 23 Oct 2013 07:21 PM PDT


Epik High celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special video and single.

On October 22, Epik High uploaded a special video with the message "Thank you for the memories" on official YouTube channel to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the group. The video especially shows how the members normally work together to create a song.

Epik High didn't disappoint the fans as they released a new single "420", a special gift for those who have loved the group and their music. The song features seven amazing rappers, Double K, Yankie, Dok2, Sean2Slow, Dumbfoundead / PARKER, TopBob and MYK.

Check out the special video and single below: