Friday, November 1, 2013




Posted: 01 Nov 2013 07:37 AM PDT

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 November 2013 – One of the most dynamic reggae live performances is coming to town!

Top Korean reggae artistes Skull & Haha will be in Malaysia for the first time on Saturday, 21 December 2013, to meet fans up close and personal.  In addition to a separate meet & greet session, they will be bringing their fun, unique blend of Korean reggae music and high-energy performance to celebrate the year's end with fans.

Ha Dong Hoon (a.k.a Haha, Haroro, 东勋 )has been a cast member of the highly popular Korean variety shows 'Running Man' since 2010 and 'Infinite Challenge' since 2005.  On 30 December 2011, HaHa received the 'Best Entertainer Award' at the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards for his outstanding performance in the show.  'Running Man' is not only a hit variety programme in Korea, it has also taken other parts of Asia by storm.  The programme currently goes on air regionally on ONE TV ASIA.
In addition to being a popular presenter, deejay, actor and comedian, HaHa is also a well known singer in Korea.  He released his single album 'You're My Destiny' in 2007 and it reached the Number 1 spot on Gaon Chart (Korean national music chart). 

A new father and one who enjoys a positive image that appeals to the mass public, Haha was most recently invited to be the Ambassador for Pixar's summer animated blockbuster, 'Monster University.'  He is also one of spokesmen for the Coke campaign in Korea.

Signed in the United States under Morgan Carey, the brother of Mariah Carey, Korean leading reggae artiste Skull reaches out not only to an Asian-American fan base but also Caribbean and American audiences with his distinctive interpretation of the Jamaican patois.

The reggae duo released their single, 'Ragga Muffin,' in June this year. This is the second collaboration between Skull & HaHa since the release of their summer hit 'Busan Vacance' in July 2012.

Making a guest appearance for Skull & HaHa is DJ IT who has a wealth of experience working with heavy weights in the Korean music industry, including Big Bang, RAIN, Lee Hyori, YG Family, DJ DOC, Dynamic Duo, and many others.


Event:             Skull & Haha First Malaysia Showcase

Date:               Saturday, 21 December 2013

Time:              7:30pm (door opens at 6:45 pm)                    

Venue:            KL Live, First floor, Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.  Malaysia 
                        Tel: 60 3-2162 2570  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Seating:          Free Standing

Early-bird offer: 10% (valid until 11:59pm, Sunday, 10 November 2013)             
Tickets from TicketCharge:  Hotline: +603- 9222 8811

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Hyuna vs. Sojin, who looks sexier?

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 07:30 AM PDT

In Troublemaker's latest music video, "Now"Hyuna was spotted wearing the same-design coat with Girl's daySojin, who is shooting for "Female President"promotion.

This fluffy blue blanket coat is from Kathleen Kye's F/W 2013 collection and it helps the girls show off their sexy charms. Tthey don't actually wear it but use it as the key point to show off their glamorous bodies. 

You think who looks sexier?


SHINee tops Taiwan’s music chart for two consecutive weeks

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 07:00 AM PDT

SHINee's new album 'Everybody' has topped the weekly music chart in Taiwan, proving their global popularity.

SHINee's fifth mini album 'Everybody' which was released on October 14th, has remained at the top position in Taiwan's record sales counting chart 'FIVE MUSIC Korea-Japan Chart' for 2 consecutive weeks. This album has also topped other charts such as Hanteo, Hot Tracks and more, receiving explosive reactions.

Meanwhile, SHINee has also collected trophies on weekly music programs with title track "Everybody".

KARA to release two new albums in Japan

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Girl group KARA will simultaneously release two new albums in Japan next month.

According to DSP Media, KARA will release their 10th Japanese single 'French Kiss' and second best-of album 'Best Girls' in November.

The title of the new single is "French Kiss", a mid-tempo ballad that depicts the romantic atmosphere of a couple spending Christmas Eve together. The single will be available in regular CD-only version and a Limited Edition CD+DVD.

The best-of album 'Best Girls' consists of two CDs, each containing the group's Japanese and Korean hits. The Japanese disc has 14 tracks including the new single "French Kiss" while the Korean disc has a total of 11 songs.

Meanwhile, KARA is currently busy with their '2nd Japan Tour KARASIA 2013' in Japan.

DSP Media’s former and current artists to reunite for ‘DSP Festival’

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Major talenthouse DSP Media will be holding a family concert this coming December.

DSP Media announced that they will hold their very first family concert titled 'DSP Festival 22nd Anniversary'. A teaser poster was also revealed featuring the first lineup of artists including Oh Jong Hyuk, SS501, KARA, Rainbow, A-JAX and more.

'DSP Festival' is scheduled to be held in Seoul's Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on December 14th. According to the agency, they are trying their best to put together not only current artists but also stars who have previously been with DSP including Sechs Kies and FIN.K.L members.

IU falls in love at first sight with Jang Geun Suk

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 05:27 AM PDT

The production team for upcoming KBS 2TV Wed-Thu drama 'Pretty Boy' has released new teaser stills showing the first meeting of IU and Jang Geun Suk.

In this scene, IU's character Kim Bo Tong won't be able to forget her first encounter with Dokgo Ma Te. Her puberty was special as she met him when she was in middle school and it was the first time her heart pounded. Her crush on him has continued for 10 years.

During the shoot, Jang Geun Suk and IU completely transformed into students. Jang Geun Suk showed off his good looks in a white shirt and jeans, while IU turned into simple middle school student in uniform and large rimmed glasses.

Seo In Guk explains his scandal with Girls’ Generation’s YoonA

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Seo In Guk recently clarified his scandal with Girls' Generation's YoonA that made headlines last year.

On a recent broadcast of KBS 2TV 'Happy Together 3' aired on October 31, Seo In Guk talked about his past dating scandal with YoonA. The two stars were previously swirled up in dating rumors after being spotted together at the baseball game.

When asked about what has changed since he became popular, Seo In Guk answered, "After my popularity surged, the biggest change in my life was the numerous scandals that broke about me."

He then explained his scandal with YoonA, saying, "I want to say again, I didn't go to the baseball stadium with YoonA. I went to the baseball game with my friend when I saw Yoona on the bigscreen. I was so happy that I went over to say hi to her. I didn't know that there would be that many reporters."

K-pop idols cheer on fans taking college entrance exam

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Several idol groups have sent a message of support for their fans in Korea who will be taking college entrance exam this year.

With only a week left until test day, several idol groups including CNBLUE, FT Island, SPICA, AOA, Jewelry, Juniel, Nine Muses, ZE:A, Crayon Pop and BTS each uploaded a message of support for all the students takng the College Scholastics Ability Test (CSAT) that will determine which university the students will enter in the future.

Check out the videos below:





Crayon Pop


FT Island


Nine Muses


INFINITE releases teaser video for ‘One Great Step’ tour in America

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 04:00 AM PDT

INFINITE is bringing its first world concert tour 'One Great Step' to the America, and they just unveiled a teaser video on official Youtube, inviting fans to the grand show.

The 'One Great Step' tour will go through four major cities across the States starting from Los Angeles, followed by San Jose(CA), Fairfax(VA) and New York. You can check out the dates and venues on the post here.

Check out the video below:

LEDApple signals comeback with MV teaser for ‘With The Wind’

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 03:40 AM PDT

Idol band LEDApple, who has been bringing fantastic cover song each week, will be making an official music comeback later this month.

On November 1, LEDApple signaled its return with a music video teaser for upcoming digital single album 'With The Wind'. The video gives fans a sneak peek at the group's concept, and it features Junghwa of EXID.

Check out the video below:

ZE:A releases “Step by Step” MV

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 03:21 AM PDT

Idol group ZE:A belatedly released the music video for "Step by Step".

"Step by Step" is said to be jointly composed by Kevin, who also participated in writing the lyrics. The song is included in ZE:A's second mini album 'Illusion', which was released back in August.

Check out the MV below:

[Breaking] Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young are dating!

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 02:29 AM PDT

It has been revealed that Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young are in a relationship.

According to Kim Bum's agency, King Kong Entertainment, the MBC drama 'Goddess of Fire, Jeongi' co-stars have admitted their romantic relationship. "It's true Kim Bum is dating Moon Geun Young. They're just starting out. Please look at them kindly"

The two actors became close to each other while filming the period drama and they've been dating since October. Moon Geun Young's agency also confirmed that the couple went on a trip to Europe together after the end of their drama.

131101 Music Bank performers list

Posted: 01 Nov 2013 01:00 AM PDT

♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- Trouble Maker
- U-Kiss
- Im Chang Jung
- K.Will
- SHINee
- IU
SHINee, IU, T-ara, K.Will, Topp Dogg, Tae.1, N-SONIC, M.Pire, MYNAME, Tint, FIESTAR, A-JAX, Im Chang Jung, Park Ji Yoon, U-Kiss, Block B, Trouble Maker

Gaon Chart releases rankings for October 20 – October 26

Posted: 01 Nov 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 October 20, 2013 – October 26, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. K.Will : "You Don't Know Love"

2. Park Ji Yoon (Feat. San E) : "Mr.Lee"

3. IU : "The Red Shoes"

4. SHINee : "Everybody"

5. Yoo Seung Woo (Feat. San E) : "Who U?"

6. K.Will : "It's Not You "

7. T-ara : "Number 9"

8. Urban Zakapa : "Walk Backwards"

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

10. Busker Busker : "Love At First"


Weekly Album Chart

1. SHINee : "Everybody" [5th Mini Album]

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

3. Shin Seung Hoon : "Great Wave" [Special Album]

4. K.Will : "Will In Fall" [4th Mini Album]

5. G-Dragon : "Coup D'etat Limited Edition LP"

6. Lucid Fall : "Flowers Never Say"

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

8. BTOB : "Thriller" [3rd Mini Album]

9. Park Sang Min : "Best Story For 20th Anniversary"

10. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker 2nd Album"

Taeyang drops another intense image teaser for “Ringa Linga”

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 11:34 PM PDT

Big Bang's Taeyang has just unveiled another teaser image for upcoming pre-release track "Ringa Linga".

YG Entertainment's official YG-Life blog unveiled a black-and-white photo for Taeyang's solo comeback. The teaser announced the pre-release of single "Ringa Linga", which was co-written and composed by G-Dragon and Jose E. Luna.

YG previously planned to release Taeyang's new solo album today, November 1. However, with the release of a teaser spot earlier, it has been announced to be delayed once again to November 8th as Taeyang paid extra attention to the finishing touches for the album.

JYP partners with Chinese company to produce new film

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 11:00 PM PDT

JYP Entertainment announced its plans on producing a Chinese movie.

JYP Pictures, an affiliate of entertainment agency JYP Entertainment, has entered a collaboration with China's Dongbang Entertainment Group to produce a film together. This will be the first joint production between the two firms.

Officials from both companies, including CEOs signed a formal contract at the office of Dongbang Group in China on October 31. JYP Pictures will provide expertise in the production and making of the film, with Dongbang Group investing financially in the production.

JYP Pictures President Pyo Jong Rok stated, "The collaboration with China's top art company entertainment group, is expected to create meaningful interaction between the two countries. We hope that this is a starting point for strategic involvement in various business not only in films but also in management, concert production, and more."

‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ to be streamed live online

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 10:30 PM PDT

In celebration of the premiere of its second season, Shinhwa's very own variety program 'Shinhwa Broadcast' will be streamed live online.

On November 3 at 11PM KST, the second season of 'Shinhwa Broadcast' starring Shinhwa members is set to return not only to television screen but also on Korean portal website Naver's video service TV Cast.

This is the second time that jTBC will stream a program through a portal website since their primetime news show 'News 9'.

The Shinhwa members will be embarking on a special journey, where they will relate stories of people they meet on their journey. For the first episode, the members visited a shelter for abandoned dogs.

IU looks pretty even as ordinary girl in ‘Pretty Boy’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT

IU has showcased her extraordinary beauty even as an ordinary girl in the latest teaser stills for the upcoming KBS 2TV Wed-Thu drama 'PrettyBoy'.

The singer-actress caught eyes with her short hair and unique fashion sense on her first filming which began officially on October 28th. She plays the role of an ordinary girl named Kim Bo Tong, who has a crush on pretty boy Dokgo Ma Te (Jang Geun Suk) for 10 years.

For her role, IU cut her short, and dressed up in a tracksuit outfit, while wearing a flower hand band on her neck. She also drew attention by carrying shopping bag as if it's her hand bag.

'Pretty Boy' is adapted from a comic book series of the same name written by Chon Kye Young. It is about a good looking man named Dokgo Ma Te who goes around seducing the top 1% successful women in the country.

The drama will begin its broadcast from November 20th.

EXO to star in own variety show ‘EXO’s Showtime’

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 09:40 PM PDT

EXO is set to return with their very own variety program this November.

MBC Everyone announced on October 31, "Popular group EXO will be filming their own variety program 'EXO's Showtime'." MBC also opened an official website for the upcoming show, where the viewers can send in questions for the members.

The EXO members will answer the questions in the show as they reveal for the first time the never-before-seen real lives of the members.

'EXO's Showtime' is set to air by the end of November.

Check out the teaser below featuring SM Entertainment artists.

SM Town artists dance to SHINee's "Everybody"

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 09:20 PM PDT

SM Town idols including TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, f(x) and EXO dance to SHINee's Everybody in the video below, check out their dance cover below:

Celebrates Halloween with ‘black angel’ Seohyun!

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Seohyun greets everyone a happy Halloween!

On October 31st, Seohyun posted a photo on Girls' Generation's official website along with the short message, "trick or treat!! it's black angel Seohyun~ㅎ happy halloween♡"

Instead of dressing up in spooky costumes, Seohyun greeted her fans as a beautiful black angel. She is wearing white dress and black halo, and gives an enchanting smile for the camera.

IU, Clara and various celebrities support FIESTAR’s comeback

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 08:26 PM PDT

Various celebrities have showed their support for FIESTAR's anticipated comeback.

On November 1, the same date of FIESTAR's comeback, Loen Entertainment uploaded a video featuring messages of support from various celebrities. Included in the video were IU, Clara, comedians Park Ji Sun and Shin Bora as well as actors Jo Han Sun, Kim Suk Hon and many more.

Meanwhile, FIESTAR has just released their third single album 'Curious' featuring the title song "I Don't Know", which was produced by hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger.

Watch the video below:

FIESTAR releases full MV for “I Don’t Know”

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 08:01 PM PDT

Girl group FIESTAR is making its long-awaited comeback with new single 'Curious' along with the full music video for title song, "I Don't Know".

With their latest single 'Curious', the six-member group has launched an impressive total of three releases in a little more than a year since their debut. The single contains two tracks including title song "I Don't Know", "Hey Lolly Lolly", along with a remix version of "Hey Lolly Lolly" by R.Tee.

"I Don't Know" is an upbeat number with addictive melody and cute lyrics. The song was produced by hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger, who is also the head of the group's new label Collabodadi.

Check out the MV below:

EXO’s Xiumin, INFINITE and Kim Yoo Jung cheer on JIN’s debut

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 07:40 PM PDT

Woollim Entertainment's new female singer, JIN, received a message of support from her senior artists.

On November 1, Woollim Entertainment released new video on official Youtube channel. The video showed INFINITE's Dongwoo and Sungjong, EXO's Xiumin and actress Kim Yoo Jung cheering on the singer on her upcoming debut with 'Gone'.

Xiumin and Kim Yoo Jung will appear as a couple in the music video for 'Gone' which will be officially released on November 8th.

Taeyeon transforms into a cute minion

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 07:20 PM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon once again showed her affection towards the minions.

On October 31, the leader posted new photo on her personal Instagram account captioned, "Someone who's dressing up as minion?"

Known as an avid fan of 'Despicable Me' particularly the yellow and adorable minions, Taeyeon showcased her bubbliness as she poses sexily and cutely in her huge minion-designed hat in celebration of the Halloween.