On April 13th, the B.A.P
boys touched down in New York for their 2nd ever concert in the Big Apple!
One of the staff members told me that there were girls waiting overnight, and I know some people who were there from the crack of dawn to see their boys up close. The doors opened at 6:30, and fans poured into the Best Buy Theater to get as close as they could.
Sadly enough, with so little space to breathe and move comfortably, I saw one girl getting carried out even before the concert started. Throughout the concert, the crowd had to part here and there to allow room for various girls to get carried out. All this even though the staff did their best to cool the audience down by fanning them, cranking up the AC, spraying them with cool water, and handing out water bottles continuously
G.NA is here to surprise you as a lovely bride in the next set of teaser images for her comeback!
This is definitely a change from her first image which showed us a peek at her "Pretty Lingerie", which is the Korean title of her new song. Dressed in bridal gear this time, the singer leaves us to wonder about the concept and who the dashing groom could be!
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According to her latest Facebook post, it seems she"ll be going with the title "G.NA"s Secret" for the international audience. So get ready to learn about her "secret" with her single on April 21!
With three members remaining, Kara’s Park Gyuri, Han Seung Yeon, and Goo Hara will hold an official fanmeeting.
After about five months, Kara will have its first official activity with the third anniversary fanmeeting, Kamilia Day, with Kara’s fanclub. The fanmeeting will take place on May 25 at the Bluesquare Samsung Card Hall in Seoul, and on June 1 at the Budokan in Japan.
As this is the first official activity after Nicole and Kang Ji Young’s departure from the group, the remaining Kara members plan on having an honest talk with their fans first at the fanmeeting. Especially since Kara is a group loved in Japan as well, the fanmeeting was organized for both countries.
Through this fanmeeting, Kara will have several programs and events planned out. The members will also express their gratitude towards the fans, who have stuck by Kara during this difficult period
Super Junior, Super Junior-M and EXO swept across Korea and China with their popularity.
At Yinyuetai V Chart Awards that took place on April 15 in Beijing, Super Junior-M won the ceremony’s most prestigious the ‘Album of the Year’ award in Chinese section while EXO won the ‘Album of the Year’ award in the Korean section.
Super Junior won the ‘Most Popular Singer’ award and the ‘Best Group’ award in Korean section, proving its ongoing popularity in the country.
Yinyuetai V Chart Awards hosted by Yinyuetai gives out awards to artists and albums that received popularity in China throughout the year.
EXO, who couldn’t attend the ceremony due to its comeback show, sent a video saying, “We want to thank all of our fans. We couldn’t attend the ceremony this time but we want to attend next time and present our performance
Some might already be familiar with Megan Lee through her participation on MBC’s audition program “Birth of a Great Star,” or have come across one of her many videos on YouTube. Already active as a YouTube artist, she continually tries to stretch her boundaries as an artist. Currently preparing for her official debut, which is just around the corner, Megan Lee was gracious enough to set aside time from her VERY busy schedule (read the interview to find out) to share with us just her pretty awesome journey.
Here’s a quick bio, and scroll down for the interview. ^^
Name: Megan Lee
D.O.B: September 18,1995 in California, United States
Agency Label: Soulshop Entertainment
Appearances: “Birth of a Great Star” season 1 & 2
OFFICIAL SNS (hover over the links to go to the respective page)
* March 2011 – Love, Laugh & Live [Single]
* July 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* October 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* 2008 – Tranquility [Role: Sun Kim] – Short Film
* 2009 – Crush [Role: Jeremy's Sister]- Short Film
* 2010 – The Legend of Beaver Dam [Role: JuJu] – Short Film
* 2010 – The Case Against Jill [Role: Jill] – Short Film
* 2008 – Award of Merit (U
Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!
The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.
“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”
“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be
Countries around Asia are out to get Kim Soo Hyun in their commercials.
Having caused a ‘Kim Soo Hyun syndrome’ across Asia by starring in hit drama You Who Came From the Stars, Kim Soo Hyun has been receiving numerous love calls from various companies.
China, of all countries, has especially been showing immense interest in the actor.
Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, stated, “Kim Soo Hyun is currently the main model for Samsung Electronics in China and he recently signed to model for Hyundai Motor Group in China for its new model ‘ix25.’ He has also been selected to model for Chinese casual clothing brand Semir, which has over 6,000 stores around the country as well as for China’s Coca-Cola, Haagen-Daazs and The Face Shop. He also signed with a Chinese dairy product company Yili and recently filmed the commercial
And the battle is over! After a long and heated match between GOT7′s Mark and EXO’s Lay, the champion of Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness was finally crowned… and that winner is Lay. Congratulations to Lay and all EXO fans!
It was not a game without hiccups: A slew of spam votes contaminated the poll results early on, winding up in a 95-to-5 score in favor of Lay. In fact, we received so much spam that it shut down the poll, rendering everyone unable to vote. In the end, we started over from scratch, opening a 24-hour lightning round to decide the winner. Without the influx of spam, we could see a less dramatic but consistent pattern, and in the end, EXO-M’s main dancer walked away with a clean 68% of the votes.
We began this contest to see which idol might be considered by most to be the best K-Pop dancer, knowing that the definition of “best” would be somewhat subjective
The final competition of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 3,” which aired on April 13 consisted of two rounds: the first round was a mission round assigned by the judges and the second mission was a free selection round. 60% of the judges’ scores and 40% of the viewers’ votes were compiled in order to determine the final score.
The first contestant to take the stage was Sam Kim. He reinterpreted BIGBANG’s “Lies.” His mission was to “perform a song that would allow the audience to focus on your voice.”
After his performance Park Jin Young commented, “Sam Kim proved his performance abilities during the live shows. I wanted to know, as a composer and a producer, what his recorded voice would sound like, but I wasn’t able to hear his voice as much as I wanted to. However, the arrangement was amazing
Earlier this year, actor Yeo Jin Goo was confirmed as the lead role in the large-scale $2 million-budget sci-fi fantasy film “Kwon Bob” (aka Martial Arts). However, a controversy has arisen concerning the distributor, CJ E&M, who offered actor Kim Soo Hyun the lead role while in the state of already having signed with Yeo Jin Goo, in conjunction with talks about Yeo Jin Goo stepping down from the role.
A high-ranking official from Yeo Jin Goo’s agency said, “On the afternoon that the news on Yeo Jin Goo stepping down from the film was released, we met with the production company and decided to step down. If they had cancelled the contract before offering the role to another actor, we wouldn’t have been this upset. This was a huge blow to the young actor who has yet to even come of age
Travel guide author Littlemisshoo
has recently released her second book “Oppa! Take Me to Korea!” after achieving great success to her first book titled “Travel to Korea in KPOP/KDRAMA Style”. K-Drama fans who plan on visiting Korea for filming locations will not only find comprehensive information in the book but also photos and easy-to-follow maps.
Some of the locations listed in this new guide includes Café Illuso, which was featured in the drama “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” the shopping mall in “Master’s Sun,” and the fried chicken shop opened by Jang Hye Sung (Lee Bo Young)’s mother in “I Hear Your Voice,” just to name a few.
Many scenes in “Love Rain” were shot in Daegu.
Plan a trip to scenic Jeju easily with this guide book
Upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released a dramatic teaser trailer through the official SBS YouTube channel.
The trailer starts off with a teary Lee Jong Suk and a sickly Jin Se Yeon. According to the dialogue, Lee Jong Suk’s character, a genius surgeon from North Korea, is sent to Budapest, Hungary. With a high speed motorcycle chase and dramatic narration and captions like “This is our final chance” and “Even if I did, I will save you,” “Doctor Stranger” promises to be an intense and dramatic medical drama.
“Doctor Stranger” is centered around a North Korean genius heart surgeon who escapes to South Korea. There, he works at an elite hospital while he tries his best to save his first love. The first episode will air on May 5.
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8 preview nextview From number one wins to the launch of a new variety show, there was much to be celebrated, and it’s all in today’s Twitter Roundup.
2NE1’s Park Bom tweeted a photo of actor Lee Dong Wook on April 10, writing “As a fan who totally loves ‘Hotel King’ and Lee Dong Wook oppa’s ‘Roommate’ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’m daringly posting an everyday photo of oppa to say fightin ㅋㅋㅋㅋ’Hotel King’ fighting~~!!!!!”
A Pink celebrated its first number one on MBC Music’s Show Champion
with a proof shot, tweeting this photo on its official Twitter with the message, “First number one, thank you.”
Announcer Jang Ji Won tweeted a photo with Yoo Jae Suk on April 9, teasing at upcoming KBS variety show I Am a Man
, writing “Is God Yoo a real man? Of course, he has to be! ‘I Am a Real Man,’ tonight at 11:15
After 15 months since his last single, Eric Nam is finally back - not that it ever seemed like he was really away.
Appearing on television every week, interviewing top international stars, and greeting overseas fans through various programs, Eric Nam has been working hard, and working a lot - but not quite in the capacity that he wanted.
“I think last year was a very difficult and trying year for me personally and professionally, on many levels,” said Eric Nam, in an interview with Mwave’s enewsWorld. “And part of that came from the fact that I came and signed as a singer and .. I wasn’t singing. To be releasing one song a year, and this song 15 months after that song - as a singer, it’s very depressing in a way. It’s disheartening.”
But thankfully, Eric Nam’s latest single, Ooh Oohhas already been garnering a positive response, despite, or perhaps, because of, the different direction he’s gone since releasing his soft ballad, Heaven’s Door
Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon went on a romantic bike date in new stills from the upcoming drama, “Doctor Stranger.”
The new SBS drama “Doctor Stranger” released stills of Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon with big smiles as they ride bicycles together in a scenic spring atmosphere. Lee Jong Suk’s expression, in particular, is noticeable considering the darker brooding images of his character in previous stills.
Staff members of the drama praised the two actors for their natural portrayal of two young people who are experiencing a beautiful first love together.
“Doctor Stranger” will air its first episode on April 28.
Lee Jong Suk Is a Brooding North Korean Doctor in New “Doctor Stranger” Stills Jin Se Yeon Responds to Criticisms on Drama Overlap with “Age of Feeling” and “Doctor Stranger” Park Hae Jin Is a Serious Surgeon in “Doctor Stranger” Character Stills Tags Doctor StrangerJin Se YeonLee Jong Suk
Name: 최진실 / Choi Jin-shil (Choe/Chae Jin-sil)
Chinese name : 崔眞實
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: O
Family: Divorced from baseball player Jo Sung Min. 2 children
Hobby: Swimming, Drawing
Education: Sun-Il Girls’ High School
Family: Brother/singer/actor Choi Jin Young and two children
About Choi Jin Shil
Choi Jin Shil was a popular South Korean actress. She committedsuicide at the age of 39. Since her debut in 1988 till her death in 2008she appeared in various soap operas, movies and commercials, becoming ahousehold name
Hyun Bin’s movie The King’s Wrath will be premiering in America.
The King’s Wrath, highly anticipated to be the next successful historical film following Masquerade and Face Reader, is expected to spread Korean culture by premiering on May 23 in over 25 theatres around North America.
The movie will be distributed by Dream West, which also successfully distributed Secretly, Greatly, Face Reader, Friend 2 and more.
An affiliate of Dream West stated, “Face Reader was well received in North America and we saw the same potential to succeed with The King’s Wrath. We also chose The King’s Wrath because we have our trust in director Lee Jae Kyu, who also directed drama Beethoven Virus and The King 2Hearts, and stars Hyun Bin, Jung Jae Young, Jo Jeong Seok and Jo Jae Hyun who have positive images
With her contract with DSP Media officially over, Kang Ji Young departed from Kara, leaving a handwritten note for her fans.
On April 5, DSP Media announced that its contract with Kang Ji Young has come to an end. The agency stated that it will respect her wishes to go solo and will send her support and encouragement as Kang Ji Young starts a new journey on her own.
The agency also added that Kang Ji Young will study abroad in London for the time being. She left on April 5.
On April 6, Kang Ji Young uploaded a handwritten letter in both Korean and Japanese on her Instagram, sending her thanks to the fans who supported her in Kara.
“As you all know through the articles, I left for London on April 5. I was a bit scared because I was alone, so I came to London, where my friend lives, but after always being taken care of, after being with my members and staff, I’m realizing how special the people around me are now that I am alone,” wrote Kang Ji Young
Kim Hyun Joong
talked about his friends Yoochun
Kim Hyun Joong had an interview with TV Daily
after his drama "Generation of Youth
" ended on a high note. In the interview, he was asked, "Do you often talk with idol singers who are also active as actors?
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He answered, "I think the cases of idol members to actors that succeeded well are Yoochun and [T.O.P]. When I called [T.O.P], he said he was working hard on filming the movie "Tazza". I only hear Yoochun from rumors, but they say he really focuses on his work.
He continued, "He"s not just pretending. He tries to melt into the role and communicate with the director. Yoochun is normally a very warm person
DSP Media has announced it will be holding its first global auditions!
Home of Oh Jong Hyuk, KARA, Rainbow and A-Jax, DSP Media has a history of over 20 years in the K-Pop industry and has built a reputable name as the company behind Sechskies, Fin.K.L, Click-B, SS501 and more.
The auditions will be held in five cities in five different countries: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing, Jakarta, and Seoul.
As the stars of DSP kindly explain in the videos, applicants may sign up for the auditions through the official DSP homepage. Applicants who pass the first round will be sent a confirmation e-mail with the time and location of the second round of the regional auditions.
The online application has been open since March 27. For more information, visit the DSP Media homepage