Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Onew reveals the reason he joins 'Law of The Jungle'" plus 23 more

"Onew reveals the reason he joins 'Law of The Jungle'" plus 23 more


Onew reveals the reason he joins 'Law of The Jungle'

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 09:04 AM PDT


SHINee's Onew made his first appearance in the broadcast of "Law of The Jungle in Borneo" on April 4th.

During an interview, Onew revealed the reason why he joined in "Law of The Jungle" was because EXO's Chanyeol recommended it,"I heard about it from Chanyeol. He said that it was really fun so I want to go to the jungle at least once. In a sense I think Kim Byung Man sunbaenim and I are similar to each other"

Unlike his soft and gentle image, he expressed his favor towards extreme sports,"I once tried the 233 meters bungee jump in Macau, and I would like to try sky diving". He also mentioned that his childhood dream was to be an architect.

Check out for his interview in the show below

Nicole shares new videos from practice room

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 07:57 AM PDT


Nicole updates fans about her current status with 2 new videos from practice room.

On April 5th, she uploaded 2 videos on her Instagram with captions "Applause" and "appplauseeee". The videos were in black and white colors showing Nicole dancing to Lady Gaga's "Applause".

She was wearing in tight pants and a loose sleeveless shirt which helped boast her superior body figure. Through the videos she was able to showcase her intense and dynamic dance skill which was hardly seen while she was with Kara.

After her exclusive contract with DSP Media ended in January, Nicole withdrew from the group and went to United States to study and also prepare for her future's activities as a soloist.

Check out the videos below



A Pink meet 'Mr.Chu' on Music Core

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 05:45 AM PDT

A Pink promote their new song Mr.Chu on Music Core, watch their performance below:

Girl's Day' Minah and Sojin transform into 80's high school students for Immortal Song

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 05:41 AM PDT


In the broadcast of KBS' "Immortal Song 2" on April 5th, Girl's Day' Minah and Sojin made their appearance and showcased their own version of Lee Sun Hee's "Zero".

The girls transformed into 80's high school girls by wearing the uniform back in the old days and captured many audiences' hearts with their cute and youthful stage. In particular they mixed a small part of their song "Something" in the performance and received a hot response from everyone.

Check out for their performance below

Bangtan Boys to promote 2nd title track 'Just One Day'

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 04:00 AM PDT



Bangtan Boys (BTS) is scheduled to promote 'Just One Day' as their second track from their 2nd mini-album 'Skool Luv Affair.'

The first title track was 'Boy In Luv' which was well-received resulting to a decision of having a follow-up track. 

They will start promoting 'Just One Day' on MBC's 'Show! Champion' on April 9th.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: XinhuaNet

9Muses' Hyemi thanks fans for birthday presents

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 03:30 AM PDT




9Muses' Hyemi, who celebrated her 23rd birthday (international age) on April 3rd, uploaded the photo above on her Twitter.

On the photo, Hyemi gave a sweet smile together with her birthday presents. She wrote, "Thank you so much for celebrating my birthday. Please continue your unchanging support."

Meanwhile, 9Muses is currently having their break after they finished the promotion for 'GLUE.'

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: @hyemiiiii_

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon recognized as the 'Best New Actor' for 'Rough Play'

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 03:00 AM PDT



J.Tune Camp announced on their Twitter the latest accomplishment of one of the members of MBLAQ.

MBLAQ's Lee Joon received the 'Best New Actor Award' at the 1st Wildflower Film Awards in Seoul, South Korea. Lee Joon was recognized for his portrayal of the role of a budding actor named Oh Young, whose life became uncontrollable after having a sudden fame, on his 2nd film 'Rough Play.'

Lee Joon appeared on 'Ninja Assassin' back in 2009.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com

Lee Min Ho attends a cultural enrichment conference

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 02:30 AM PDT



Lee Min Ho was the only entertainer who was invited to attend the exclusive 3rd Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment conference on April 4th.

Lee Min Ho had a speech about the 'Success Strategy for Hallyu Wave,' where he gave his suggestions for Korean's future direction.

One of the event planner officials said, "We chose to invite Lee Min Ho because we thought him to be the pioneer of the new Korean Wave and he has the traits of the entertainment industry."

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho can be seen in a new film called 'Gangnam Blues' this April.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: Star News

Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan to study English in Canada

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 02:00 AM PDT



Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan is leaving for Canada, but not to perform as an artist.

As his three-year contract with Live Works Company has ended, Kim Dongwan is going to be in Canada to study English. However, it will not be so long because he will come back in July for a commercial filming and to promote with the rest of Shinhwa.

Live Works Company developed Kim Dongwan as an actor with drama projects like 'Cheer up, Mr. Kim' and a movie 'Deranged.'

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: OSEN

SM Entertainment releases official statement about Tiffany & Nichkhun

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 01:30 AM PDT



SM Entertainment dropped its official statement on 2PM's Nichkhun and SNSD's Tiffany's relationship status.

On April 4th, SM Entertainment sent a representative to admit that Nichkhun and Tiffany are a couple officially saying, "Girls' Generation's Tiffany and 2PM's Nichkhun are couple. They have been good friends for a long time, but started having deeper feelings for each other just recently."

Other SNSD members like Yoon Ah and Soo Young recently confirmed their relationships with Lee Seung Gi and Jung Kyung Ho.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: Star News

BEAST ends Japan tour victoriously

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 01:00 AM PDT



BEAST wrapped up their four-month Japan tour for 2014.

On April 3rd, BEAST held the last show for their 'BEAST Japan Tour 2014' which started in January. The approximately 3,600 live fans and the thousands viewers, who watched it live at 65 different movie theaters, witnessed their performances.

BEAST opened the show with a song entitled 'SPECIAL' with its new arrangement. 'Shock,' 'Fiction,' and and 'Shadow' were the succeeding performances. They also had solo and duo performances. Jang Hyun Seung sang 'Play Girl,' one of his solo songs; Lee Gi Kwang chose to perform Justin Bieber's 'BOYFRIEND'; Yang Yo Seop captured their Japanese fans with a local song number called 'ANOTHER ORION'; Son Dong Woon played piano while singing 'EVERYTHING'; and Yoon Du Jun and Yong Jun Hyung sang together the 'I AM A MAN.'

During the concert, it was announced that BEAST is set to release a new single in May. Also, BEAST will be the host of an entertainment show called 'Show Time - Burning the BEAST.'

'BEAST Japan Tour 2014' had twelve shows in Aichi, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: Star News

Lee Sun Hee's 15th album ranks 1st on Billboard Kpop chart

Posted: 05 Apr 2014 12:30 AM PDT


Lee Sun Hee's title song of her 15th album currently ranks 1st place of Billboard K-Pop chart.

The legend ballad singer, Lee Sun Hee has returned after a long time with her 15th album and was ranked on the top place of various music charts with her title song, 'Meet Him Among Them.

With her outstanding vocal and emotion, she once again captured attention from both Korean fans and  global fans. Among many young idol groups and many kinds of modern music styles, the achievement Lee Sun Hee got is very special and meaningful. She was considered an old generation, but is still causing a syndrome among people of all ages.

Lee Sun Hee, who is also known as a vocal teacher of Lee Seung Gi in the past, is celebrating her 30th debut anniversary through many concerts.

Jenny@dkpopnews

Happy birthday to SPICA's Jiwon

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 11:30 PM PDT


Birth Name: Yang Ji Won
Stage Name: Jiwon
Birthday: April 5, 1988
Label: B2M entertainment
Group: SPICA
Position: Vocalist, Face of The Group
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Hobbies: Watching movies, daydreaming, cooking, reading, jumping rope
Specialty: Japanese, Belly dancing
Twitter: @ppjwy

-She is a former member of T-ARA
-In 2007, she was supposed to debut with G.NA, Yubin (Wonder Girls), UEE (After School), and Hyosung (SECRET) as girl group 'Five Girls' but they disbanded
-She has been featured in many MV's including Boyfriend's "I'll Be There"; Kim Kyu Jong's 'Yesterday'
-She was a cast member of the second season of The Romantic & Idol

Happy birthday to A-prince's Sungwon

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 11:00 PM PDT

 
Stage name: Sungwon (성원)
Prince of Prince
Real name: Sung Chang Yong (성창용)
Label: New planet entertainment
Group: A-prince
Position: Main vocal, Leader
Birthday: 5th April 1989
Birthplace: Donghae City, Gangwon, South Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 60kg
Blood Type: O
Specialties: Vocals, Japanese, Piano, Beat boxing

Kara's Jiyoung's contract with DSP Media terminated + leave for London on April 5th

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 10:10 PM PDT


Following Nicole, Kara's maknae Kang Jiyoung decided to leave the group to study oversea.

On April 5th, DSP Media said,"Since last January Jiyoung has expressed her wish to leave the group after her contract ends to pursue her study and she has been preparing for it recently. She departed for London today on April 5th to receive acting lessons and also to train on her language skill"

They continued,"At the same time, Kang Jiyoung's exclusive contract with DSP Media ended","Jiyoung is now standing alone, we respect her decision and will continue to support and cheer for her new challenges in the future".

Meanwhile, Gyuri, Hara and Seungyeon are currently active with their own activities. Even with the departure of 2 members, DSP Media still stated that the group is planning to release a new album in the second half of the year.

Choi Minshik to debut in a Hollywood film!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 09:00 PM PDT



Another source of pride for all Koreans aside from its well-known K-Pop music.

Choi Minshik, one of the most admired Korean actors, is set to make his country proud with his Hollywood debut film.

The trailer of 'Lucy' that was uploaded on YouTube revealed his participation for the Sci-Fi film together with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, and is directed by Luc Besson.

Choi Minshik is reported to play as Mr. Jang who will be in hot pursuit of Lucy.

'Lucy' is a story of a drug mule named Lucy, which is portrayed by Scarlett Johansson, who finds out that she is a superhuman. 

Watch the trailer below:


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: Chosun News

'Mimi,' the 2nd K-Drama to land 1st on Oricon's DVD Chart!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 08:30 PM PDT



Mnet's drama 'Mimi' was able to capture the hearts of its Japanese supporters.

'Mimi' managed to be the second Korean drama to land on 1st spot on Japan's Oricon DVD Chart with its sale of 10,000 copies. It broke the record of a 2007 drama, 'The Legend,' top-billed by Bae Yongjoon. 

'Mimi' starred TVXQ's Changmin and actress Moon Gayoung. It is a romantic drama which is based on the film entitled 'M.'

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: OSEN

Park Sihwan reveals reason behind transformation!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 08:00 PM PDT



Recently, a slimmer Park Sihwan was seen on his shirtless teaser photo for his debut mini album.

It is noticeable that Sihwan had lost some pounds. It was revealed that he lost 22lb (10kg) successfully through strict diet and workouts.

Park Sihwan unleashed his reason on his huge physical transformation saying, "My transformation wants to be a concrete representation for my abstract strong will for my dream of having a debut album."

CJ E&M expressed its appreciation to Sihwan's fans saying, "Thank you for all the support and love for Park Sihwan during 'Superstar K5.' His long journey to achieve his dream of becoming a singer has started, and we hope for your anticipation for his transformation as a singer."

Park Sihwan is a 'Superstar K5' semifinalist. His 1st mini album is composed by Park Geun Tae and Kim Se Jin.
 
written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: OSEN

CL reacts to YG's plans to release her pre-debut demo tape

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 07:30 PM PDT



On the April 3rd episode of MBC FM4U's Kim Shinyoung's 'Hope Song,' 2NE1's CL appeared as its guest.

On the radio guesting, CL disclosed her endeavors in pursuing her dream to be an idol. She shared how she submitted her applications, and got rejections from some. 

When asked about her pre-debut demo tapes, she said that those are still with the YG Entertainment. She shared that her managers are planning to release the tape/s publicly. However, the people began to laugh as CL expressed that she doesn't want to see her audition tape/s.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: My Daily

Eddy Kim triumphant with his '2 Years Apart'

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 07:00 PM PDT



Mystic89, the agency of Eddy Kim, released a statement about the first single of Eddy Kim, '2 Years Apart.'

The statement said that '2 Years Apart' made it to the top of music charts since its release on April 2nd.  The release of '2 Years Apart' was actually just a teaser for his debut album that is set to be released on April 11th.

'2 Years Apart' is an acoustic RnB song that tells the feelings of a Korean man who is serving the army and longing for his love.

Eddy Kim was discovered from the 'Superstar K4.' He is also known as Kim Junghwan.

For those who are still not able to see his MV, scroll down:


written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: Sports World

Akdong Musician is set to hold a listening event for their debut album 'Play' today!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 06:30 PM PDT



YG Entertainment announced that Akdong Musician, winner of 'K-pop Star Season 2', is going to hold a listening event.

Akdong Musician is going to have a special streaming of their nearing debut album, 'Play,' on April 5th, today, at 3:00 PM KST. Lee Chanhyuk produced 'Play' which has 11 tracks with 'Melted' and '200%' as its title tracks. But their fans will have the power to choose the their third title song as soon as the album is released.

'Play' is set to be released online on April 7th and offline on April 9th. They will start their promotions on 'K-Pop Star 3.'

A listening event is an exclusive event for music critics and usually held only for those artists with a very sturdy fan base.

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com
SOURCE: EToday

KARA's Goo Hara shows off her kissable lips for Estee Lauder

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 06:26 PM PDT


Estee Lauder releases a promo video featuring  KARA's Goo Hara.

Hara shows off her kissable lips in the video applying Estee Lauder lipsticks, watch the video below:

Seungri teases fans on his latest IG post!

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 06:00 PM PDT



Big Bang's Seungri uploaded the photo above on his Instagram.

Seungri teased his fans on his latest Instagram post. The gray scale photo of him holding a microphone was captioned with, "i got surprise for u this may 기대하시라 개봉박두 お楽しみに! #5月." Seungri made sure that his post was understood by his Korean, Japanese and other international supporters as he wrote it using the local and universal languages.

His followers gave their speculations immediately. Some said it's a solo comeback, others a concert or a special project. How about you, what do you think?

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.com

NS Yoon-G covers Lady Gaga's Born This Way

Posted: 04 Apr 2014 05:14 PM PDT


NS Yoon-G did a great cover of Lady Gaga's Born This Way, check out her performance below: