Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Year 7 Class 1 releases practice video for 'Always'" plus 22 more

"Year 7 Class 1 releases practice video for 'Always'" plus 22 more


Year 7 Class 1 releases practice video for 'Always'

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:46 AM PST



The adorable girls of Year 7 Class 1 releases the practice video for Always, watch it below:




Music Bank 2014 Year End Special performers list

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 06:15 AM PST



Music Bank will air its special Year End episode on 19th December.

Performers include:

TTS、EXO、BEAST、Teen Top、INFINITE、VIXX、B1A4、BOYFRIEND、GOT7、Toheart、Sistar、A Pink、Bestie、MAMAMOO 、4minute、Taemin、Sunmi、SoyouXJunggigo、HyolynXJooyoung

The show will air at 6pm KST, so remember to watch on time

f(x)'s Krystal graces Instyle

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 05:48 AM PST


f(x)'s Krystal models for the January issue of Instyle magazine.

Check out the photos here:





Clara reported to have been sued by her managin company Polaris Entertainment

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:30 AM PST


Model-actress Clara reported to have been sued by her managing company Polaris Entertainment.

According to various reports on December 17th, Polaris Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Clara last November but both sides are currently staying quiet on the issue.

Clara has been under investigation by prosecution since early December after the lawsuit was filed. Even though the reason behind the it hasn't been revealed yet, Polaris Entertainment reportedly sent their terms to Clara's side various times asking for a mediation before taking legal action, but both sides couldn't reach a compromise.

A rep from Polaris Entertainment said,"We are currently checking on the matter and will release an official statement soon". Clara's side also denied to comment on anything at the moment.

Even though Clara signed an exclusive contract with Polaris Entertainment last July and it's a certain that the company would be the one to manage her's domestic activities, it was revealed that she's currently carrying out her activities under KoreanaClara which is her father's agency.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Sunny completes Hug Challenge with Epik High's Mithra,SHINee's Jonghyun and Super Junior's Siwon

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 04:00 AM PST


Girls' Generation's Sunny completed her Hug Challenge after being nominated from Epik High's Tablo.

On December 18th, she posted on her Instagram,"After hugging with Epik High's Tablo oppa, I hugged Epik High's Mithra Jin oppa, SHINee's Jonghyun, and Super Junior's Siwon oppa. Do you want to spend the cold year-end warmly? Then please participate in the Hug Challenge #HugChallenge #InscreaseSouthKoreaTemperatureByOneDegree" and uploaded a long a photo of her sharing hugs with Mithra, Jonghyun and Siwon.

The Hug Challenge started by Sean of Jinusean. The person who gets hugged has to donate 10,000 won which is equivalent to 20 coal briquettes to the Coal Bank, and then has to hug 3 more people within 24hours.

g.o.d, IU, Lee Seung Gi, Lee Juck to guest at PSY's '2014 One Night Stand' concert

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 02:30 AM PST


g.o.d, IU, Lee Seung Gi and Lee Juck will make their guest appearance at PSY's upcoming year-end conert '2014 One Night Stand'.

According to the officials, IU will guest at the concert on December 19th, followed by Lee Juck on the 20th, g.o.d will make their appearance the 21st while Lee Seung Gi will present at the second show on the 24th The guest for the first show on the same day still hasn't been unveiled yet.

Since it was previously revealed that PSY will be doing a parody of 4Minute's Hyuna's 'Red' at his concert and he also received dance lessons from her, many people have been speculating that the idol will appear as guest but it turned out not true.

PSY's '2014 One Night Stand' will be held on December 19th, 20th, 21st and 24th at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul.

Jessica is overly adorable in promotion video for 'BLANC & ECLARE' scarf collection

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 02:00 AM PST


'BLANC & ECLARE' releases a new promotion video featuring Jessica for its upcoming winter scarf collection.

The video is deemed in black and white showing Jessica doing various poses while wearing the scarves, showing her cute charm.

Jessica previously introduced 'BLANC & ECLARE' first limited scarf collection for the holiday season by stating through official website,"I love the holiday season because not only do we experience a love affair with the new season's winter must-haves but we also enjoy a fashion fix from sharing a touch of style as gifts to those nearest and dearest to us. Whether it's a well-deserved indulgence for you or a sentimental gift for loved ones this holiday, our new Limited Edition BLANC & ECLARE Scarves will become a coveted piece to cherish for years to come".

Check ou the video below.

IU and Girls' Generation crown as #1 and #2 '2014 Singer of the Year' by Gallup Korea

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 01:30 AM PST


IU and Girls' Generation are the two top '2014 Singer of the Year' artists by Gallup Korea.

A total of 2774 people who aged 13 years old and older were participated in a survey done by Gallup Korea from last October to November. They were asked to chose their top 3 favourite Korean singers and IU was voted as #1 with 12.9% of the total votes.

Girls' Generation came out in 2nd place with 12.4% of the total votes. In particular, the group was voted as the most favourite artist for 3 consecutive years from 2009 to 2011. Even though they dropped to #5 last year but thanks to their 'Mr.Mr' comeback, they has risen to #2 this year.

The remaining positions in the top 20 include Sistar(10.5%), EXO(9.4%), Lee Sun Hee, Girl's Day, Lee Seung Chul, Cho Yong Pil, B2ST, Jang Yoon Jung, Ailee, A Pink, Big Bang, Kim Dong Ryul, Seo Taiji, Kim Bum Soo, Sung Si Kyung, g.o.d, Tae Jin Ah, Hong Jin Young.

Girl's Day's Minah suffers ankle injury while filming 'Eco Village' + the filming to be re-scheduled until mid-January

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 01:00 AM PST


Girl's Day's Minah revealed to have sustained an ankle injury while filming for SBS's 'Eco Village'.

According to DreamT Entertainment on December 18th, Minah slipped down the stairs during the filming of 'Eco Village' on the 17th and rushed to a hospital in Seoul to receive treatments. She was diagnosed to have injured her right pinkie toe and swelled up her ankle ligament.

A rep from the agency said,"It's hard for her to carry out her schedules as the moment as well as all the year-end activities. We are currently watching over her condition and will decided on it later".

In particular, due to Minah's injury, the filming of 'Eco Village' has been postponed until mid-January next year.

We wish Minah a speedy recovery!

Kim Jong Kook's advertising revenue in China revealed to have reached 30 billion won

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 12:30 AM PST


Kim Jong Kook talked about his popularity in China in a recent interview on SBS's 'Midnight TV Entertainment'.

During the broadcast of the show on December 17th, Kim Jong Kook talked about how he has received much popularity thanks to 'Running Man',"Even when I have my sunglasses and mask on, the fans will still recognize me.","Even at the airport, the amount of fans waiting there are like at a fansign".

He continued,"I guested in 'Hurry Up! Brother'(the name of 'Running Man' Chinese version) and even appeared in its theater version. It's hard to believe but I have received a lot of movie and dramas offers in China after that", he shyly confessed.

The show also revealed that Kim Jong Kook's advertising revenue in China has reached 30 billion won, proving how 'Running Man' has created a big impact on his popularity in the country.

Lee Kwang Soo becomes the new model for 'Nestle' Hong Kong

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:59 PM PST


Lee Kwang Soo has been chosen as the new face for 'Nestle' Hong Kong.

It was revealed that Lee Kwang Soo was the first foreign celebrity to model for global food company 'Nestle's brand 'FRUTIPS' in Hong Kong and Macau.

Lee Kwang Soo has made a boost up in his popularity this year thanks to his starring in SBS's drama 'It's Ok, It's Love' and movie 'Good Friends', also has been receiving much love for his appearance on 'Running Man'. He's considered as the 'blue chip' in the advertisement industry.

By choosing Lee Kwang Soo as their first foreign model, 'Nestle' has surprised many in the industry.

The 'FRUTIPS' commercial featuring Lee Kwang Soo will be revealed through TV, magazines, online and more social network platforms starting from January 8th.

Park Shin Hye wants to marry before age 30

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 11:30 PM PST


On December 17, actress Park Shin Hye attended a press conference for her upcoming movie "The Tailors" and shared her honest thought on marriage.

"I had many thoughts about marriage and I really thought that I could marry at 23" - the 25-year-old actress said with laugh. 

She added, "I don't want to get married late. I want to tie the knot before I reach 30. I love my job but I believe making a family is as important to me as my career". 

Meanwhile, "The Tailors" starring Park Shin Hye, Yoo Yeon Suk, is a historical film depicting the Korean royal family pursuing the beauty of Korean traditional costume. It will be released on Christmas Eve.

Jenny@dkpopnews

Park Shin Hye and Lee Hongki show off their close friendship

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 10:30 PM PST


On December 16, FT Island's Lee Hongki showed off his friendship with hallyu star Park Shin Hye through a photo on his Instagram.

Hongki wrote, "I finally get to meet Park Shin Hye" with a close-up shot together at a cafe. The two look beautiful and cute together, they managed to meet up with each other despite their tight schedules.

Park Shin Hye and Lee Hongki starred together in 2009 hit drama "You're Beautiful". Currently, Park Shin Hye is filming for SBS drama "Pinocchio" while Hongki is busy with drama "Modern Farmer".

Jenny@dkpopnews

Which kpop song was tweeted the most on Twitter in 2014?

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 10:00 PM PST


According to Mashable's list of 50 most-tweeted songs in 2014, CNBLUE's "Can't Stop" became the most popular song on Twitter among Kpop songs released this year.

The boy band's song ranked #17 on the list, standing next to the big names like Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Beyonce and One Direction.

"Can't stop" is CNBLUE's title song in their fifth album released in February 2014. The song not only succeeded in Korea but also topped the iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, proving the strong popularity of CNBLUE in Asia.

In addition, "Can't stop" also  placed #9 on the list "The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2014" by U.S. Billboard.

Jenny@dkpopnews

Brave Girls' Hyeran reveals dance cover for Fallin

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 09:31 PM PST


Brave Girls' Hyeran reveals an impressive dance cover for Park Soo Jin's Fallin.

Check out her dance cover as she dances perfectly in high heels.

G.NA, After School's Lizzy, 4Minute's Sohyun, Kara's Youngji to become 'Hitmaker's 1st project girl group

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:45 PM PST


Following the success of MBC Every1's 'Hitmaker' season 1, season 2 is ready to come out with a new lineup for its upcoming project group.

A rep from MBC Every1 revealed on December 18th,"Jung Hyung Don and Defconn will challenge on producing a new girl group this time. G.NA, Lizzy, Sohyun and Youngji have been chosen for the 4-member unit for this season 2 of 'Hitmaker'. They already finished their first filming on 2 weeks".

'Hitmaker' season 2 will be broadcasted on January 16th.

'Hyde, Jekyll, I' unveils photos from the first script reading featuring Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:15 PM PST


SBS's upcoming drama 'Hyde, Jekyll, I' has unveiled some photos from its first script reading featuring the main cast.

The script reading session was held on December 2nd SBS Ilsan Production Center with the attendance of Jo Young Kwang director, Kim Ji Won screenwriter, Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min, Sung Joon, Lee Duk Hwa, Han Sang Jin, Lee Seung Joon, Lee Won Geun, Kwak Hee Sung, Lee Se Na, Oh Na Ra.

Despite the cold weather, the cast and crew still presented at the meeting and shared heartwarming greetings to each other. Director Jo Young Kwang said,"I've tried to cast the best combination. We have the best actors who are best suitabe for the character. As it will be a tough journey ahead, I ask for a lot of your effort".

Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min were praised for how they were so immersed in their characters, in particular Hyun Bin pulled out perfectly the two different personalities for his role, while Han Ji Min showed her lovely charm through her character as a circus master.

'Hyde, Jekyll, I' tells the love story of a man who has multiple personality disorber and a woman who is circus master. It's scheduled to be broadcasted in January next year.

NC.A releases Hoo Hoo Hoo MV

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 07:13 PM PST


NC.A releases a short MV for her new song titled Hoo Hoo Hoo, check it out below:

Kara's Youngji becomes the new model for mobile game 'Dot Arena'

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 06:45 PM PST


It's not long since her debut and Kara's Youngji already has an endorsement deal under her belt.

According to DSP Media on December 18th, Youngji recently finished the advertising shoot for mobile game 'Dot Arena'. She shared her thought,"Because it's my first time filming a commercial, although I was really nervous but I was also very happy. I was able to film with various cool characters so it wasn't hard at all. It was really enjoyable".

Check out her CF for 'Dot Arena' below

Girls' Generation's Seohyun and Yoona reveal photos from University Year Book

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 06:21 PM PST


Dongguk University's year book is certainly getting a lot of attention thanks to Girls' Generation's Yoona and Seohyun.

The girls look gorgeous even in their year book, the girls pose formally in the photos and show their charm.

Fans commented, "the photos are as good as promotional photos", "goddesses shine" and etc.





Girls' Generation's Taeyeon shares photo of her stomach

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:43 PM PST


Girls' Generation's Taeyeon surprises fans with her latest Instagram update.

Besides sharing a set of new selcas, she updates her Instagram with a photo of her stomach with the message, "It's my stomach, whose do you thin it is?"

Fans commented, "dorky Taeyeon", "Beautiful stomach" and etc


Girls' Generation's Seohyun graces Singles Magazine

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 04:30 PM PST


Girls' Generation's Seohyun is a gorgeous lady for Singles Magazine.

She is seen posing confidently in the photoshoot, like her fashion?


AOA's Seolhyun is an innocent beauty in Gangnam 1970 posters

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 03:55 PM PST


Move Gangnam 1970 reveals 2 posters featuring AOA's Seolhyun.

She's seen smiling brightly in the photos, garnering much attention with her angelic smile and charm.

The movie will premiere on 21st January 2015, do you anticipate it?