Friday, May 23, 2014

"Fly to the sky Profile" plus 22 more

"Fly to the sky Profile" plus 22 more


Fly to the sky Profile

Posted: 23 May 2014 08:29 AM PDT


Group name: Fly to the sky (플라이 투 더 스카이)
Current company: H2 Media
Debut: 1999
Genres: R&B, Pop, pop rap, Korean hip hop

Fly to the sky debuted under SM entertainment as a duo that can sing, rap, and dance, their early works featured bubblegum pop and upbeat techno music. The duo later changed their image and style to R&B and are credited as the first R&B duo of South Korea

MEMBER PROFILE

Stage name: Brian Joo (브라이언 주) 
Real name: Brian Gintaek Joo, Joo Jin-taek (주진택)
Birth date: January 10, 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 176cm
Blood type: A
Label: BYOU entertainment
Twitter Account: @Brianjoomuzik
Instagram Account: brianjoomuzik


Stage name: Hwanhee (환희)
Real name: Hwang Yoon Seok (황윤석)
Nicknames: Fany, Hwany,Tough Guy, King of R&B
Birth date: January 17, 1982 
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 177cm
Blood type: B
Management: H2 Media, Keyeast ent

Their latest track (released in May 2014 after 5 years hiatus)


CNBlue's Yonghwa receives casting offer for tvN's mini series 'The Three Musketeers'

Posted: 23 May 2014 08:00 AM PDT



CNBlue Yonghwa has received a casting offer for tvN's upcoming mini-series 'The Three Musketeers' on May 23.

According to the JS Pictures, "We had a meeting with Yonghwa about the casting offer. However, since he's an idol, there are lots of consideration to his schedules os it's early for us to say that it is confirmed."

The upcoming TV remake of the 'The Three Musketeers' is going to be directed by Nine's Kim Byung Soo and scriptwriter Song Jaejung. The setting is going to be taken during the Joseon Dynasty. The plots depicts the story of Park Dahl Hwang who's from a poor family. He's going to be joined on his adventures by the prince Sohyeon and his guards Heo Seungpo, Ahn Minsoo, and Kang Wondo.

Aside from Yonghwa, the other lead cast are also offered to Lee Jin Wook and Kim Ji Suk. The mini-series "The Three Musketeers' is set to premiere in August.

Taeyeon gets criticized at the airport by a particular news site

Posted: 23 May 2014 07:20 AM PDT



The photo news about SNSD Taeyeon's behavior at the airport by a particular news site has ranked on the top of the articles.

On May 22, SNSD members arrived at Gimpo airport to depart for Japan. Media were as usual taking the girls' airport fashion. However, they caught Taeyeon covering her face. Afterwards, a particular article was posted by the news site titled, "Why is she the only one acting like this?" followed by a series of photos showing Taeyeon wearing a comfy dress looking fresh while covering and avoiding the camera.

Fans were quick to defend their idol by commenting, "You're shoving your camera with flashed on her face.","How rude flashing their cameras to Taeyeon's face.","Even a non-celebrity would be pissed of by these journalist.","Don't start any issue from this.","Wow this article even made it to the top?"

Check out her photos below:







IU commences her small theater concert with special guest SHINee's Jonghyun

Posted: 23 May 2014 06:18 AM PDT


IU commences her small theater concert titled 'Just One Step.. That Much More' on May 22 at Sogang University's Mary Hall in Seoul.

At the concert, IU serenades her fans with her amazing live performances of the seven tracks from her remake album 'Flower Bookmark'. She impresses with her own rendition of old hit songs from her seniors. She had an intimate talk with her fans in between her performances making it very special.

In addition to that, her good friend SHINee's Jonghyun was a special guest on her 1st day. IU and Jonghyun had a witty conversation showing their close friendship. Meanwhile, IU's small concert to commemorate her comeback will continue until May 25 and resumes from May 29 to June 1.

Dalshabet Subin injured in a vehicle accident; all schedules stop

Posted: 23 May 2014 06:53 AM PDT



UPDATE:

In an update regarding Subin's current condition, a representative from her agency stated, "According to the site manager from the hospital, Subin acquires waist and leg injuries. She needs to be admitted to the hospital for thorough treatment."

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Dalshabet member Subin gets injured in a vehicular accident this afternoon today, May 23.

According to the reports from TV broadcasters, "Subin is travelling from Busan to Seoul after finishing a schedule when their vehicle collided and overturned. Subin and two other staff are injured."

Subin was coming from her filming schedule for MBC Every1's 'Nine to Six 2' as a fixed guest. Further details regarding the accident haven't been released yet.

One of the official  stated, "Subin was rushed to the nearby hospital and immediately headed to the emergency room. Subin is injured and it seems like the need for treatment will led to stop all her schedules."

Speedy recovery Subin.

Boyfriend to comeback with a new mni album in June

Posted: 23 May 2014 03:46 AM PDT


Boyfriend is gearing up for their comeback in Korea after 1 and a half year.

Previously on May 21st, Starship Entertainment uploaded a teaser video which included the footage from their global activities including concert, fan meetings, fansigns and etc. At the end of the video it only only showed "Boyfriend.June,2014" without any specific date but we can expect that the group's comeback is getting near.

A rep from the agency said on 22nd,"Boyfriend will release a new mini album in June after 1 years and 5 months. Since it's their comeback after a long time so they are planning to be active in various aspects in order to meet with more domestic fans".

Boyfriend is also the first Korean artist to hold a fan meeting Puerto Rico and also held their first showcase in major cities in United States like Dallas and Chicago.

ZE:A releases teaser photos + tracklist for upcoming mini album 'First Homme'

Posted: 23 May 2014 02:58 AM PDT


ZE:A is ready to make a comeback after 10 months.

On May 23rd, Star Empire unveiled 2 teaser photos showing the boys dressing in dark blue and black tone clothes which emphasized more on their manly and serious sides.

According to the agency, for this mini album the members participated in the production progress through writing lyrics and composing music. It will show their musical maturity as the music will be different from the standard idol music. The mini album will sure exceed everyone's expectation.

"First Homme" will be released on June 2nd. Check out the official tracklist below


Jiyeon to modify 'Never Ever' choreography for music shows

Posted: 23 May 2014 02:04 AM PDT


Jiyeon was asked to change a part of "Never End" choreography cause it was deemed inappropriate for public broadcast.

On May 23rd, Core Contents Media said that Jiyeon will change the choreography for "Never End" since she received the request from major broadcast stations. She will perform with the modified version starting with "Music Core" on May 24th.

The part of the choreography which was flagged as unfit for broadcast is when Jiyeon did the pelvic dance while leaning against the wall. For anyone who hasn't watched the MV, you can check it out below at around 1:50 mark

BTL Profile

Posted: 23 May 2014 12:30 AM PDT


Group name: BTL (비티엘)
Name meaning: Beyond the limit
Label: Kiroy company
Debut date: May 15, 2014
Debut song: Too-G

MEMBER PROFILE

Stage name: QL
Real name: Lee Sang Hyun
Birthday: December 24th 1992
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Postion: Vocal
Specialty: VJ and Calligraphy


Stage name: DOKA
Real name: Kim Daewoon
Birthday: September 4th 1991
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Position: Dance
Specialty: Urban Dance


Stage name: MAX
Real name: Kim Gyudong
Birthday: August 5th 1993
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Position: Vocal
Specialty: DJing


Stage name: Robin
Real name: Lee Hyung Geun
Birthday: August 2nd 1991
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Position: Rap
Specialty: Rap, Riding, Cooking


Stage name: JAY
Real name: Kim Jay
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Birthday: January 16 1991
Position: Rap
Specialty: Making Spanish food, American Football, Kendo


Stage name: Yua
Real name: Yoo Kyung Mok
Birthday: July 20th 1994
Blood Type: AB
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Position: Vocal
Specialty: Singing while playing the piano, producing and making music.


Stage name: Allen
Real name: Oh Jimin
Birthday: May 17th 1995
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Position: Vocal, maknae
Specialty: Magic (card tricks), hairstyling


Stage name: Jean Paul
Real name: Kim Sung Wan
Birthday: January 1st 1991
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Capricornus
Position: Vocal
Specialty: Field hockey, skin scuba


Stage name: Jisu
Real name: Lee Jisu
Birthday: March 22 1989
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Position: Dance, Vocal
Specialty: Singing and Impersonations

Their debut track:


San E sings for "You're all surrounded" OST

Posted: 22 May 2014 11:30 PM PDT


In the recent episode of SBS drama, 'You're All Surrounded', San E's OST track, 'What Is Wrong With Me' can be heard in some parts.

'What Is Wrong With Me' was played during the highlight part of the episode, when Lee Seung Gi took a bath and started feeling for Go Ara. It showed the excitement of new romance and many viewers are showing huge anticipation for Lee Seung Gi and Go Ara's future relationship.

It was the first time San E released a drama OST, with the help of Miss $'s Kang Min Hee. The song will be officially released on May 29th.

Have you listened to it yet?

Jenny@dkpopnews

Japanese fans make a "Lee Min Ho street" to celebrate his 8th anniversary

Posted: 22 May 2014 11:00 PM PDT


Actor Lee Min Ho, a hallyu star thanks to the popularity of 'Boys Over Flowers' and 'The Heirs' has just received a wonderful gift from Japanese fans.

Lee Min Ho's images were decorated and appeared everywhere on the street around Shinjuku, Japan. His face can be seen from Shin Okubo station, streetlamp, poster, to electronic display, showing the video of him. It was revealed that Lee Min Ho's fan club 'Minho's Japan' came up with this idea to celebrate his 8th anniversary since debut. This street easily got popular as many fans and walkers came here to visit and take pictures.

After hearing about this, Lee Min Ho shared, "I feel really thankful to fans. I will do my best to repay their love"

Jenny@dkpopnews

TVXQ release short version PV for Japanese single 'Sweat'

Posted: 22 May 2014 10:00 PM PDT



TVXQ duo release a short PV version of their latest Japanese single 'Sweat' from their upcoming single album 'Sweat/Answer'.

In the PV, TVXQ are casually chic dancing and singing out on the streets giving off a party atmosphere with their lively choreography. This song which has the club feels will make you stamp your feet.

Meanwhile, the single album consists of two new tracks 'Sweat' and 'Answer' and will be released in three versions on June 11. The CD version includes 'less-vocals' of the two tracks while the DVD one consists of 'Sweat Video Clip' , 'Off-shot MV recording', and 'Jacket photoshoot making'. There's going to be Bigeast version as well.

Check out the PV below:



15& preview tracks from their 1st full length album 'Sugar'

Posted: 22 May 2014 09:30 PM PDT



15& release the highlight medley of their 10 tracks from the upcoming album 'Sugar' which will be released on May 26.

The first album includes a total of 10 songs, combination of new and their previously released hit songs like 'Can't Hide It' and more. The tracks are as follows:

1. Star
2. Sugar
3. Shy Ma Boy
4. Oh My God
5. Rain & Cry
6. Not Today Not Tomorrow
7. Silly Boy
8. Somebody
9. can't Hide It
10. I Dream

The duo once again gives you eargasm with their beautiful and powerful voices so listen below:



Yuna Kim debuts with 'Without You Now' MV with support from T, Tiger JK and Bizzy

Posted: 22 May 2014 09:00 PM PDT



Female hip hop rapper Euna Kim debuts with the release of her single album 'Without You Now' which is a work of the famous hip hop couple Yoon Mirae and Tiger K along with rapper Bizzy, who are also made appearances on the video.

The song talks about giving up a relationship of a long-term couple and bravely bidding farewell. Her deep rapping voice, distinct voice, and cool get up will help you immerse to the song.

Watch below:


Heechul poinsts out the effect of Kris' lawsuit to fans on JTBC 'War of Words'

Posted: 22 May 2014 08:22 PM PDT



Talking about the latest controversies and issues surrounding celebrities, Heechul mentioned about the lawsuit of EXO Kris against their agency at the latest broadcast of JTBC 'War of Words'.

Heo Jiwoong brought up the issue about Kris and mentioned the relation to Hangeng's which led Heechul to lay down his opinion. He said, "It's different. In Hangeng's case, he was only able to appear in two broadcast and basically he's the only one foreign member that's why he experienced a lot of difficulty."

Kim GuRa opinionated that Hangeng's situation led SM to recruit four Chinese members to EXO which Heehcul agreed upon. Heechul continued and pointed out "The biggest issue in Kris' situation is he broke fans' trust by leaving one week ahead of their concert. EXO members have to rearrange their choreography, music and formations since they're all set up for a group of six."

He continued, "If you look at it, it's really disrespectful to the fans who are anticipating their concert," and mentioned about the previous cases wherein Kris suddenly not appearing on broadcast and such. Furthermore, he also expressed his disbelief of fans claiming that the agency is controlling EXO members' posts and activity on their personal SNS.

Do you have the same thoughts as him? Watch below:




Written by KYUriShana

Super Junior-M win 'Most Influential Group' at Kugou Music Award in China

Posted: 22 May 2014 08:00 PM PDT



Super Junior-M headed to China on May 22 to perform and received their 'Most Influential Group of the Year' award from Kugou Music Awards.

The group performed their latest song 'Swing' completely with Siwon, and made an acceptance speech expressing their gratitude for the passion Chinese fans are giving to them.

All dressed up in black suits, SJ-M members Eunhyuk, Henry, ZhouMi, Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Siwon, and Donghae meet their fans with full of charisma. Watch their cut below:




KCON TAPS GIRLS GENERATION AND BANGTAN BOYS AS FIRST TWO HEADLINERS FOR 2014

Posted: 22 May 2014 07:46 PM PDT



LOS ANGELES, CA – May 22, 2014 – KCON, the largest annual fan celebration of Korean entertainment and culture, continued its tradition of bringing the biggest and most exciting artists to the U.S., by naming Girls Generation and Bangtan Boys as the first artists added to the two-day convention's concert line-up.

This year's celebration will increase the number of marquee acts spreading the music over two nights, creating two separate outstanding concerts. For a second year in a row, the concerts again will be produced by #1 K-pop chart show, M COUNTDOWN, which is known for drawing the hottest names in Korean pop music. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

One of the most internationally known acts in Korean pop music, Girls Generation, also known as SNSD, is a nine member girl group under S.M. Entertainment. Last year, their music video, "I Got A Boy," was named Best Video at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. Recently the combined views of their music videos on YouTube surpassed the 1 billion mark, joining the ranks of Lady Gaga, Eminem and Justin Bieber. This also makes Girls Generation the most viewed girl group overall (ever). In February, Girls Generation released a new single - "Mr.Mr." which has already tallied over 21 million views.

Bangtan Boys (BTS) are a seven member hip-hop boy group from Big Hit Entertainment. Debuting just last year, the group has already gathered a strong following of fans. BTS released their second mini album in February titled – "Skool Luv Affair," which features the music video "Just One Day."

Over 20,000 fans from all across the world attended last year, doubling attendance from the previous year, and KCON is excited to welcome even more fans this summer. For more information and updates on the convention please visit www.kconusa.com.

"With hit content from films to dramas to music, CJ E andM has been instrumental in promoting the Korean wave around the world," said Dong Jun Kim, Head of CJ E&M's Global Festival Division. "As KCON 2014 approaches to greater buzz and anticipation than ever before, we've prepared a larger slate of incredible performances and unique convention activities designed to showcase the inroads Korean pop culture is making around the world."

"For two days, Downtown Los Angeles becomes the capital of Korean pop culture in North America and we are thrilled to be able to bring that ultimate experience to fans year in and year out," said Sang Cho, president and CEO of Mnet America. "We are excited by every expansion that KCON makes as we push our convention to new heights."

KCON 2014, a two-day event, will be packed with activities aimed at giving attendees the unique access that only KCON can offer. Before each night caps off with a star-studded concert extravaganza, fans will be able to fill their days with artist meet-and-greets, photo ops, celebrity panels, contests, fan workshops and gaming competitions. Everyone from the super-fan of Hallyu to those ready to be initiated into the global Korean Wave movement, will get lost in an experience unlike any other in the country. KCON is set to take place on August 9 and 10 in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

KCON is co-produced by Asia's leading contents company CJ E and M and its global music channel Mnet. In the U.S., Mnet operates as Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the biggest national, English-language lifestyle network for fans of Asian pop culture.

Bae Yong Joon denies the rumour of him releasing a new album in December

Posted: 22 May 2014 07:25 PM PDT


Bae Yong Joon still hasn't had any plan to make his comeback in the industry yet.

On May 22nd, a rep from KeyEast Entertainment denied the news about Bae Yong Joon will release a new album this December and said,"We don't know where this information came from, currently he doesn't have any plan on his future activities"

Previously many outlets reported that the Hallyu star will come out with a new album this winter but it's been confirmed that it's just a false news.
The last time Bae Yong Joon made his on-screen appearance was through KBS' "Dream High" in 2011.

Son Dam Bi fearlessly displays her bikini body

Posted: 22 May 2014 07:00 PM PDT



Son Da Bi was seen shooting for an ad somewhere in Seoul where she is confidently displaying her awesome bikini body.

In the raw photos, Dam Bi is wearing a matching red bikini and dazzling under the bright sun. Her proportioned and slim body impresses  fans.

The new CF for Kellogg's 'Special K' airs on June 1.


Girl's Day show off their slim figure for Lotte World Water Park

Posted: 22 May 2014 06:38 PM PDT

The gorgeous ladies of Girl's Day show off their well-maintained figure for Lotte World Water Park.

The girls garner much attention with their flat ABS, check out the CF below as they suggest a better plan for summer!















Cha Seung Won reveals another reason he joins YG Entertainment,'Not only because of YG Cafeteria'

Posted: 22 May 2014 06:21 PM PDT


It's because of his daughter that Cha Seung Won agreed to join YG Entertainment.

Cha Seung Won said in an interview on May 22nd,"The second son of CEO Yang Min Suk(Yang Hyun Suk's Brother) and my daughter Yeni are both fifth graders and they are also classmates. We met each other during the school's sports day"

He continued,"Both the kids' mothers also know each other and then I knew that they are in the same class","Yang Min Suk CEO and I go along well with each other and he's also an out-going person which made me have a feeling that I need to join YG Entertainment"

Previously in "Entertainment Weekly", he mentioned the reason why he decided to sign with YG Entertainment was because of YG Cafeteria,"All the aunts that works there love it very much whenever I go to the cafeteria", he jokingly said.

He also said that his daughter was very happy because her dad signed with a company with many top idols,"But my daughter only likes Akdong Musician, she isn't interested in other idols","For me, I only know Choi Seung Hyun(T.O.P) and Kwon Ji Young(G-Dragon)".

In addition, Cha Seung Won's new movie "High Heels" will be premiered on June 4th.

KARA's Goo Hara shows off her ant waist for 'Cosmopolitan'

Posted: 22 May 2014 05:42 PM PDT

 KARA's Goo Hara who's well-known of her ant waist, travels to Bali for the summer photoshoot of Cosmopolitan.

She appears in the June issue of the magazine with some gorgeous photo, be sure to check out all her photos below:





EXO's Tao is a 'little devil'

Posted: 22 May 2014 05:16 PM PDT


EXO's Tao updated his Instagram on 22nd May with a new photo.

He garners much attention with his hairstyle. He wrote "little devil" and shared the photo attached above.

Fans commented, "that's cute", "will he show this hairstyle at EXO's concert?" and etc.