Super Junior-M‘s Henry showed off his musical talent by becoming a one-man band in the latest video released by the mobile contents platform service, Daum Storyball.
In the fifth episode of “Henry’s Real Music : You, Fantastic,” Henry gave Cho Yong Pil‘s 2013 hit song “Bounce” his own spin.
Through the use of the “Loop Station” technique, Henry was able to give the melody of “Bounce” a different feel by introducing various sounds from a shattering wine glass to the percussion box and even his own beat box. Towards the end of the 3-minute video, Henry also sang the refrain part of the song, completing his rendition of Cho Yong Pil’s “Bounce.”
The video is a validation of Henry’s exceptional talent in music as he participated not only in brainstorming for the production of this episode but also played all of the instruments by himself
The production team behind the forthcoming Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga and drama “Nodame Cantabile” are thick into the preparations for the drama. In addition to the confirmation of actress Shim Eun Kyung and Joo Won in the lead roles, an audition was held to fill in roles in the orchestra.
According to a report, the KBS drama audition room had held around 1,000 applicants during the recruitment session on July 24. The large turnout is indicative of the support towards a good harvest of musical talent for the drama.
Reports further said the auditions of young classical music talents were fierce and conducted under the helm of music director Lee Jong Jin along with a cellist of the Royal Conservatory of Music, members of the National Band Munich, Germany and Switzerland Lugano Conservatory
On August 1st, it has been reported that girl group under B2M entertainment, SPICA
, is set to debut in the US and their first performance will be on the stage of KCON
- America’s largest annual K-pop concert on August 10th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
SPICA is revealed to partner with Billboard Magazine to release their main single, “I Did It”
on August 7th. The single is an English song produced by Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein, Cory Enemy,
and Daniel Merlot
who have credits with Carly Rae Jepsen, Shakira, Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears
and Jennifer Lopez.
SPICA"s Jiwon shared, "We’re so excited to release our first song and video in the US. Cory, Oli and Daniel delivered an awesome track which we had to release as our debut single
Lee So Ra, Hong Soo Hyun, Nana, and Jo Se Ho turned the streets of Taiwan into a runway on SBS
"Roommate" PD Park Sang Hyuk
tweeted behind-the-scenes photos on August 1 and posted, "Roommate home-share vacation in Taiwan. Beauties and Se Ho ~ Let"s go meet Chanyeol,"
making fans excited to see the roommates visit Chanyeol, who was busy with EXO
"s "LOST PLANET
" concert in Taipei at the time.
As mentioned previously, the roommates celebrated their 100th day together by going on an overseas vacation with one team going to Taiwan and the other going to Japan last month.
The first part of the "Roomates" 100th day vacation will air this Sunday at 4:05 PM KST!
AOA star Seolhyun has been revealed as the new model for jeans and fashion brand Buckaroo. FNC Entertainment, the agency that represents AOA, posted a message on the group’s official Facebook site confirming the news.
A photograph of the popular girl group member was also released, showing the star wearing black Buckaroo jeans and an off-the-shoulder blouse. It was accompanied by the caption, “Seolhyun was selected to be the new muse for Buckaroo. Enjoy the 2014 F/W Buckaroo pictorial!”
A spokesperson for Buckaroo also spoke about the AOA star, telling the media, “Seolhyun exudes both innocence and sexiness. She has a youthful face, a great body and long legs, all perfect for modelling jeans. She is uniquely attractive, and that is why we chose her as our new model
Buzz will make their long-awaited return with a pre-release on August 8!
A rep from their agency Santa Music announced their reunion on the 1st, "This album will be their first album in 8 years since the release of "Love From a Real Heart Part 2"."
Buzz will make their comeback with a pre-release on the 8th ahead of their full-length album. Although they discussed delaying their comeback in light of guitarist Son Sung Hee"s leg injury, they decided to set their comeback date to August in respect for fans" wish for them to return as soon as possible.
Buzz will also release a MV teaser and poster on the 4th, so stay tuned!
The perfect song for the summer, bright and upbeat track “Happiness” was released today on the 1st of August!
With eye-catching colors and unique patterns, the music video shows the distinct and different charms of Red Velvet, a new four member group from SM Entertainment, featuring members Seulgi, Irene, Wendy, and Joy.
The song “Happiness” is upbeat and perfect for the summer, and will get you on your feet, dancing to the rhythm! Using motion and computer graphics, the “collage” themed music video is unique and different from other K-Pop music videos seen before.
Also coming in to focus is the hair styles of the members, which were dyed bright and distinct colors, different for each member. Wendy’s hair is blue, while Irene’s color is red
Real name: 안칠현 / Ahn Chil Hyun
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Talent agency: SM Entertainment
Music groups: Former lead singer of pop group H.O.T, former singer ofR&B group S, and Vanness & Kangta, a pop group with Taiwanesesinger / actor Van Ness Wu
Happy Ending (jTBC, 2012)
Love in the City 2 (CCTV, 2007)
Loveholic (KBS, 2005)
The Magic Touch of Fate (2005)
Emergency 19 (2002)
Resurrection of the Little Match Girl (2002)
"Joseon Shooter" Lee Joon Ki and Nam Sang Mi are leading a romance that is hard to watch.
On the 11th episode of KBS 2TV Wednesday/Thursday "Joseon Shooter" broadcast on July 30th, Park Yoon Kang (played by Lee Joon Ki) and Nam Sang Mi had to pretend that they didn"t know each other.
On this day, Park Yoon Kang was worried that his sibling Park Yeon Ha (played by Kim Hyun Soo) was not revealing her true identity to Jung Soo In. He confessed this because he was worried about Jung Soo In. Park Yoon Kang said, "Not now. I can"t leave you in danger because of my greed. Let"s keep this our secret for now" as he begged Park Yeon Ha.
However, Jung Soo In had already known that Park Yoon Kang had transformed his Identity to be a Japanese merchant Han Jo
It turns out SPICA will be trying their hands at the U.S. market as they release their next song!
Their agency B2M Entertainment made the surprise announcement today that SPICA have teamed up with Billboard Magazine for their activities in the U.S. and will release their English single "I Did It" and MV on August 6 (local time).
"I Did It" is the work of producers Oliver "Oligee" Goldstein, Cory Enemy, and Daniel Merlot. It is an upbeat pop song with a mix of R&B, hip hop, and funk music characteristic of the "90s and the MV for the song is by director Michael Laburt.
"An awesome song was given to us. We hope that this song receives a a lot of love
Taecyeon of 2PM showed his support for Ye Eun—a member of Wonder Girls—who has made a solo comeback as HA:TFELT. On July 31, Taecyeon complimented her new album on his Twitter, “The album quality is so high~ They are songs that try to show her own unique color rather than just appeal to the public. But do you know the feeling of having to keep listening to it because the quality is so high? P.S. There is so much English that they sound like a pop songs~ But I guess that’s the strong point of this album? I highly recommend it~”
Ye Eun responded to his compliment, “Thank you. Please listen to it often!” Their conversation made apparent that they had a strong friendship. Taecyeon was not the only one that made support remarks on their SNS accounts. Younha, 2AM’s Jo Kwon, miss A’s Suzy, and several other colleagues of Ye Eun showed their loyalty to their friendship by leaving their personal support messages on their SNS accounts as well
Tiny-G"s Dohee will join the new MBC Every1
variety show "Boarding House #24
"Boarding House #24" will be a variety show that is actually presented in a situation drama format, portraying stories about dreams, careers, love, friendship, and more that those in their twenties can relate to. Dohee will play the role of internet sensation "eating broadcast" BJ who has a hearty appetite compared to her small frame.
Dohee shared, "I normally love food to the point that I search for eateries mentioned on blogs so I have a lot of anticipation for this role. In order to act out the eating broadcast, I am monitoring the real "eating broadcast" BJ and studying her. I will try to win not with quality but with quantity as the "eating broadcast" BJ
Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin will be attending the largest K-Pop concert held in China.
According to their agency, Liveworks Company, on August 1, the two members of Shinhwa plan to meet their fans in China through the ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ to be held at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on August 2.
It has been reported that the upcoming ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ will be the largest concert in Shenzhen, with the venue holding up to 60,000 people. Aside from Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin, many other singers who have been earning much popularity in both Korea and China, such as BEAST, 4Minute, BTOB, G.NA, Jay Park, and 2EYES will be sharing the same stage as they perform for their Chinese fans
In "It"s Okay, It"s Love" actors Jo In Sung and Lee Kwang Soo"s shot looking like great friends were released and is a topic of issue.
On the 3rd episode of SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "It"s Okay, It"s Love" (script Roh Hee Kyung, director Kim Kyu Tae) broadcast on July 30th, the actors and actresses shone showing great honesty and directness. On July 31st, the staff released a behind the scenes cut showing Jo In Sung and Lee Kwang Soo in a best friends mode.
In the drama, the two have not warmed up to each other. However, in real life, Jo In Sung and Lee Kwang Soo are great friends and showed off an amazing friendship off screen.
In the drama, Soo Kwang (played by Lee Kwang Soo) was showing off his power in his first interaction with Je Yeol (played by Jo In Sung)
The life of a female star can be difficult due to the scrutiny one’s looks receive, especially in Korea.
Celebrities use SNS accounts and homepages during their free time to communicate with fans, such as by uploading selcas and answering questions. Recently, the differing appearance of certain girl group members as shown through SNS has attracted netizen attention.
For example, duo Seeya’s Kim Yeon Ji released a photo in June that caught the eyes of fans for the surprising change in her looks. KARA’s Nicole has become a topic of netizen conversation for similar reasons. While preparing for her solo debut in the US, she released a selca that has fans buzzing with speculation as to her newly mature features.
As for T-Ara’s member Soyeon, apparent changes in her looks has provoked the expected speculation as to whether or not she received plastic surgery
If you aren"t shipping them already, Big Bang"s T.O.P and Sohee"s new "Reebok
" CF may convince you to jump on board with their chemistry!
As previously shown in their paparazzi-style pictorial, T.O.P and Sohee acted like a chic celebrity couple who weren"t afraid to show their affection for each other by holding hands. T.O.P also got fans head over heels for him by the way he fended off the paparazzi to protect Sohee.
Check out their CF for "Reebok"s "Freestyle" and "Ex-O-Fit" sneakers above!
It"s no question that Wonderful have missed Wonder Girls" Yenny, who has finally returned as HA:TFELT to greet them through her "hashtag" interview with 1theK
Although some were surprised by her concept, Yenny revealed that she didn"t intend to show a sexy image and rather wanted to symbolize a butterfly coming out of its cocoon in her teasers. She also shared how she came to incorporate modern dance into her choreography for "Ain"t Nobody" and how she was once on the verge of tears by fellow member Lim"s lyrics for her song, "Iron Girl".
And last but not least, she thanked Wonderful for the long wait and dedicated her last hashtag to them!
Added episode 12 for the Korean drama "The Joseon Shooter"
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"The Joseon Shooter" (2014)Directed by Cha Yeong-hoon, Kim Jeong-min-III, Lee Jae-sangWritten by Han Hee-jeong, Lee Jeong-woo-IIINetwork : KBSWith Lee Joon-ki, Nam Sang-mi, Jeon Hye-bin, Han Juwan, Yoo Oh-seong, Lee Min-woo-I,...20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00 Synopsis It"s the 19th Century and as western influences spread across Asia, Korea"s Joseon dynasty is experiencing great upheaval and rapid modernization. As the son of the last great swordsman, Park Yoon-gang is caught between two worlds, but the sudden murder of his father and sister catapult him into the new era as he takes up the gun to avenge their deaths. However, it"s not just his family who needs his protection, but his people as well
Added episode 3 for the Korean drama "It"s Okay, That"s Love"
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"It"s Okay, That"s Love" (2014) Directed by Kim Kyoo-tae Written by Noh Hee-kyeong Network : SBS With Jo In-Seong, Kong Hyo-jin, Seong Dong-il, Lee Gwang-soo, Jin Kyeong, Lee Seong-kyeong,... 20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00 Synopsis Based in a mental clinic, this drama portrays the life and love of modern day people. Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/07/23
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BESTie gave an explosion of sexy charms in their dance practice video for "Hot Baby"!
BESTie celebrated their one-year anniversary with their 1st mini album "Hot Baby" and showcased how much they have honed their dancing skills during the past year since their debut. Their long lean legs and body waves raised the meter of hotness, leaving fans drooling.
Check out the hot choreography above!