TVXQ News Updates: TVXQ Concert World Tour Catch Me In L.A. July 5; Ticket Sales Start Tomorrow! [VIDEO]

TVXQ News Updates: TVXQ Concert World Tour Catch Me In L.A. July 5; Ticket Sales Start Tomorrow! [VIDEO]

TVXQ, TVXQ World Tour

TVXQ News Updates: TVXQ Concert World Tour ‘Catch Me’ In L.A. July 5; Ticket Sales Start Tomorrow! [VIDEO] TVXQ News Updates: TVXQ concert live world tour in LA next month!TVXQ News Updates: 2013 TVXQ concert world tour Catch Me is coming to Los Angeles next month! Ticket sales for the TVXQ concert officially begin tomorrow on June 6.

TVXQ Live World Tour Catch Me will take place in L.A. on Friday, July 5 at 8pm in Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

The TVXQ world concert tour is to support the groups sixth album, also titled Catch Me. The TVXQ concert tour started in Seoul in November of last year, and has also taken place in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Malaysia.

As TVXQs concert lands in Los Angeles next month, fans are getting wildly excited and are expecting for the concert ticket sales to begin tomorrow at 4pm PDT.

For TVXQ fans who are interested in buying tickets for the Los Angeles stop of the TVXQ Live World Tour, please visit and or call 888-929-7849 and 323-692-0303.

After Los Angeles, the world tour will continue to Peru on July 13 and Shanghai, China on July 20. The amount of fan reaction to the announcement of the TVXQ concert tour was so great that tickets in Seoul were sold out in two to three minutes.

Tickets for the TVXQ concert in Los Angeles are also expected to be sold out very quickly. Hopefully, all TVXQ fans in America who really want to see TVXQ in concert next month will be able to purchase a ticket.

TVXQ, which means The Rising Gods of the East is a Korean male idol group under SM Entertainment. Their current members include U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin.

See below for the music video of TVXQs newest Korean song, Catch Me!

Before Catch Me, TVXQ also released Keep Your Head Down in 2011. The other three former members of TVXQ have formed a new group called JYJ.


Week in Review: The Start of Something...

Week in Review: The Start of Something...

Week in Review: The Start of Something... Week in Review: The Start of Something Week in Review: The Start of Something... While the past week in K-pop wasnt as wild as the week previous, there still was a lot going on. With summer upon us, it makes sense that these weeks are action packed and the start of something


Baek Ji-young released her collab with Brave Brothers this past week, the disco-esque Reminded of You which is doing well on all the charts. Some are calling the track her last dance track before becoming a wife and mother which I find funny because getting married and having a baby makes you no longer capable of boogie-ing down? I think not, but in Korean societywho knows?!  Baek Ji-young and her fiancee actor Jung Suk-won also released their beautiful wedding pictures ahead of their star studded wedding happening on June 2nd. (Chosun) Wheesung is being investigated for abuse of the drug propofol.  The claims are that he has been getting propofol treatments for years continuing even while he was in the military on his breaks. The singer claims that the treatments were for medical purposes only and not abuse. In an baffling turn of events comedian Yoo Se-yun after a night out, which included drinking, drove straight to the police station afterwards to turn himself in for driving drunk which got him arrested for DUI. Many are saying stress over a too busy schedule could have led to his awkward behavior and he has since left the show Knee Drop Guru. Actress Han Hye-jin announced that she will be getting married to her soccer star fiance, Ki Sung-yeung, on July 1st. She also mentioned that she would be following her husband which seems to indicate she would be leaving her stint as an MC on Healing Camp and take a hiatus from acting as her husband plays soccer in the UK for Swansea City AFC. Jang Geun-suk, the Prince of Asia along with his Team H partner DJ Big Brother performed to over 67,000 fans while on tour in Japan. Hes bringing the party to the US with concerts in Los Angeles and San Jose at the end of June. SS501s Park Jung-min has finally concluded his legal problems with his former agency CNR Media. He accepted a portion of what he was owed by the financially strapped company so that he would be able to sever his ties with them and move on in his career. T-ara N4 had an interesting US debut at Chris Browns Memorial Day weekend Pool Party at the Palms in Las Vegas.


2NE1 leader CL released her debut solo The Baddest Female. Love CL, but am still trying to convince myself that I love the song and MVso far it isnt working.  And what the heck was G-Dragon wearing, or rather what was he not wearing? SM Entertainments rookie boy band Exo finally made their return with the release of the Korean and Chinese dance version MVs of Wolf. Not quite sold on the song or MV, but you must admit that the boys perform the hell out of a beast of a song. Its also good seeing them perform as 12. Star (aka Byul, the wife of HaHa) released the MV for You Are The Best. Its a super cute animated MV that tells the story of two stuffed bunnies and the claw vending machine that kept them apart.

Kim Seul-gi and Jay Park sing Rude Girl for the She is WOW OST, rookie girl group Skarf made a comeback with Luv Virus, Eco Bridge sing of One Day, Suddenly, Infinite released the PV for Man in Love, Boyfriend sang On and On, Dia makes a comeback after a a year with Breaking Up Philtrewho is part of the production team known as Planet Shiver released his first personal work with Fade featuring the vocals of Younha as the 6th single for Amoeba CultureNOWorkend project album, Park Mu-jin is back with a new song thats hot to Trot Money Bang Bang, Yangpa covered Glory of Love for the Hitman Project: David Foster tribute album. Huh Gak and APinks Eun-ji also released one of the cutest MVs ever for Short Hair which makes use of finger puppets to tell a love story.  

Rainbow teases with Sunshine which is a bit of a disappointment after how good Tell Me Tell Me was, Hong Hyuk-su released a teaser for Drama, Big Hit Entertainments new boy band BTS (aka Bangtan Boys) released a teaser of their debut and that theyre 2 cool 4 skool, another new boy band Boys Republic is also gearing up for their debut with teasers of their members and MBLAQ tease their comeback with Smoky Girl. BEAST got fans in a frenzy for their return in July with the pre-release of their new song Will You Be Alright written by Jun-hyung. Its a beautiful ballad and I can definitely understand their fans excitement for their long awaited return after doing a bunch of solo work. SM Entertainments teasers of a new solo artist turned out to be Super Junior Ms Henry.  His teaser for Trap featuring Taemin and Kyuhyun looks kind of awesome.

After School, Dal Shabet and Crayon Pop have also announced their comebacks this summer. Rain signed a management contract with Cube Entertainment in preparation for his come back following his release from military duty this July. B.A.P. did a bunch of interviews while on tour in the US including ones with FUSE and Danny of Danny From LA. Is it only me or did Young-jae look really good during the US Tour? LOENs latest Lets Dance segment was with 100% showing you how to do the moves to their song Want U Back and Lee Min-ho answered fans question in his Ask In A Box segment regarding the release of his album My Everything. After only 16 months since their debut, rookie group Chaos has decided to disband.  Its unfortunate because they had good things going for them like a non-ridiculous name and decent songs.

In K-dramas:

Week in Review: The Start of Something... K-drama debuts this week were: tvNs 4th drama in its Flower Boy series Dating Agency:Cyrano (the original title was Flower Boy Dating Agency) starring Lee Jong-hyuk, SNSDs Sooyoung and Lee Chun-hee; Shark which stars Kim Nam-gil and Son Ye-jin in a tale of love, betrayal and revenge for KBS; JTBCHeartless City starring Jung Kyung-ho and Nam Gyuri; and SBS two episode drama special Case Number 113 starring Ki Tae-young and Kim Min-seo. BEASTJun-hyung and BTOB release After Time Passes  for the Monstar OST, BoA is Between Heaven and Hell for the K-drama Shark, KARAs Goo Hara worked with Japanese producer Fukuyama Masaharu in the release of Love Spell for the Galileo OST and Jevice released Love Virus for the Wonderful Mama OST.  SHINees Onew will star in JTBCs upcoming drama Royal Villa in which he will have a love line with a sexy, virgin ghost?! Seems like fun.  The drama will debut on July 13th. Sexy evil gumiho/1000 year demon daddy, Choi Jin-hyuk, accepted the role of Lee Min-hos older half brother in the upcoming k-drama Heirs which will debut in October. The Wonder Girls Yenny will make her K-drama debut in the upcoming tvN drama Basketball debuting in September. It was reported that the cast and crew of K-drama Rascal Sons have yet to be paid their full wages for the drama.  The amount owed to the cast and crew is in the hundreds of millions of won and the CEO of the production company, To Be Enterprise has gone missing. Sandeul of B1A4 and Boyfriends Dong-hyun will both appear in the musical, The Thousandth Man, which is based on the K-drama of the same name.

In Variety:

On Saturday, June 1st MBLAQ  hosted SNL Korea and it was said to e an episode not to be missed. The latest episode of KBS Easy Korean Cooking, featured Kiseop and Hoon of U-KISS who teach fans how to make bibimbap.

On the latest episode of Shinhwa Broadcast, the women of Infinity Girls kidnap maknae Andy and it is up to the rest of the men of Shinhwa to rescue him by meeting their demands.  Definitely a must see. miss As Fei came in first taking the crown for Dancing with the Stars Korea 3 with her partner Kim Su-ro. Amber and Luna amazed fans with their acoustic version of NU ABO on their new variety show Amazing f(x). Actor Kim Su-ro was hurt on the set on his variety show Real Men.  He was rushed to the hospital for a shoulder injury and is said to be okay. (YouTube [1], [2], [3], [4])


Super Junior Kim Kibum Unveils Camera to Start Filming Another Chinese Drama

Super Junior Kim Kibum Unveils Camera to Start Filming Another Chinese Drama

Super Junior, Kim Kibum, Chinese, Drama

Super Junior Kim Kibum Unveils Camera to Start Filming Another Chinese Drama

Super Junior member Kim Kibum will be delving into another Chinese drama.

Today, he was seen at the film site for the opening ceremony before officially starting to film for the drama.

All the staff, actors and fans came out to watch the camera unveiling ceremony at the film site.

On this day, Kim Kibum had his hair tousled and messy and revealed his natural good looks.

Kim Kibum has been casted as the main character of the drama and was given the honor to unveil the camera before starting to shoot.

Earlier last month, he finished filming for a different drama called "Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils" that will air sometime soon.

The drama that they have started filming now will be another way for him to meet with his fans in China.

Kim Kibum is a member of group Super Junior and was born in 1987. He first debuted in TV through a drama in 2004. He then debuted as a singer as Super Junior in 2005.

After the release of the group's third album, Kibum has not taken part in any group activities as he has been busy with acting roles.

Due to his absence in many promotional group activities, rumors spread that he had left the group. SM Entertainment released an official statement that he was part of the group but would not be participating in the group promotions due to his acting roles.

In 2010, Kibum stated that he would not be participating in any further Super Junior activities in order to focus on his acting career.


Review: C-CLOWN's New Single 'Shaking Heart' Should Have Been A Rap Song! It's Time For Rome, Maru And T.K. To Start Their Own Band

Review: C-CLOWN's New Single 'Shaking Heart' Should Have Been A Rap Song! It's Time For Rome, Maru And T.K. To Start Their Own Band

C-Clown, Shaking Heart

Review: C-CLOWN's New Single 'Shaking Heart' Should Have Been A Rap Song! It's Time For Rome, Maru And T.K. To Start Their Own Band If fans of C-CLOWN want to hear at least some of the members of their favorite boy band on American radio, they need to let Rome, Maru and T.K. put a rap album out.Roughly 10 seconds into C-CLOWN's music video for the song "Shaking Heart," something unexpected happens: the track sounds original, like really original.

The hype man shout-outs that C-CLOWN rapper and bandleader Rome throws down the beginning of the track builds the expectation that this is going to be a hip hop track with original flavor (an increasing rarity in today's glossed over digital hip-hop).

At that moment, the listener is poised for an all-out dance floor banger, but the also the thrill of a new sonic discovery.

Then, the singing starts.

It's not that the three members of the six-piece C-CLOWN that sing (Siwoo, Ray and Kangjun, for those keeping score at home) aren't talented. They deliver the vocal acrobatics and tight choreography expected of any boy band, inside the group's native South Korea or anywhere else in the world.

But that's just it, when the vocal hook comes in, "Shaking Heart," becomes just another generic boy band song.

When Rome or the other two rappers in C-CLOWN, Maru and T.K. bust into their verses in "Shaking Heart" the same barely noticeable musical backdrop that the other band members were singing over suddenly becomes something much more interesting.

It's got the bump of a hip-hop track with a twist of melodicism that represents the best of the dizzyingly varied, but indescribably similar K-pop sound.

If there was a version of "Shaking Heart" without the singing, it is completely conceivable that some of Brooklyn or the Bronx's finest hip-hop DJs would drop it into their set as a lark--the words may be in Korean, but the angst and power they offer up in the track is pure party starting material.

If C-CLOWN releases an instrumental version of the track, it's not even hard to imagine "Shaking Heart" turning up as a backing beat in freestyle contests.

Just don't tell the crowd it's a Korean boy band song.

Even the subject matter of the trio's raps is interesting: men who admit women are controlling them whether in one way or another.

The rhymes in "Shaking Heart" offer an interesting take on the often-misogynist portrayal of women in hop-hop that would again be made all the more poignant without the singing.

All of which begs the question, why don't Rome, Maru and T.K. start a rap group?

Before C-CLOWN fans who like things just the way they are proceed with their ubiquitous freak out, consider this:

When uBEAT, the new sub-unit of K-Pop boy band U-KISS, made their international debut Mnet's M COUNTDOWN in Taiwan this week, it only brought more hype to U-KISS, widening their fan base.

If fans of C-CLOWN want to hear at least some of the members of their favorite boy band on American radio, they need to let Rome, Maru and T.K. put a rap album out.

How about cyCLONE?

See the video for C-CLOWN's "Shaking Heart" and judge for yourself HERE:

Do you think Rome, Maru and T.K. should start a side project?


SBS drama gets head start overseas

SBS drama gets head start overseas

SBS drama gets head start overseas

SBS drama "That Winter, the Wind Blows"

SBS drama "That Winter, the Wind Blows" recorded higher-than-expected ratings in Singapore as it went on air last week, according to the drama's agency yesterday.

The drama's first episode on Singapore's One Channel recorded rating of higher than 1 percent.

"It is unusual for an ongoing drama to be aired overseas", said the agency, according to local media reports. "Because Song Hye-kyo and Jo In-Seong took leading roles, the distribution rights were sold to Singapore immediately after the drama started to broadcast in Korea".

The president of the agency also said that he did not expect to see a heated response to the very first episode.

"The drama will see rising viewership and will ignite the Korean Wave again", President Jo Jeong-ho said.

The drama will also air in other Asian countries, including Japan. The cast will go on a global tour after filming ends in Korea.

By Lee Sun-min


Verbal Jint releases video teaser for new single “Good Start”

Verbal Jint releases video teaser for new single “Good Start”

Verbal Jint releases video teaser for new single Good Start

It seems like rapper Verbal Jint has a New Years treat for his fans as he has just released a video teaser for a new single, Good Start.

Uploaded onto Brand New Musics YouTube channel, the clip features scenes from an upcoming music video with the description stating January 7th, 2013 as the release date. A bit of the song is also played, giving us a clue as to what the track may sound like, featuring the voice of a female singer, who has yet to be revealed.

Check it out below and stay tuned for updates!


Drama Cheongdamdong Alice gets a weak start

Drama Cheongdamdong Alice gets a weak start

Drama ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ gets a weak start

SBS‘s new drama ‘Cheongdamdong Alice‘ aired its first episode on December 1st.

According to information from AGB Nielsen Media Research,  ‘Cheongdamdong Alice‘ received viewer rating of 8.6% for its premiere.

In the same time slot, MBC‘s ‘May Queen‘ recorded an impressive viewer rating of 26.4%.

Meanwhile, ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ starring Moon Geun Young, Park Si Hoo, and Kim Ji Suk told the story of a normal girl becoming a ‘Cheongdamdong’ (high class neighborhood) daughter-in-law.


[MON/TUE Drama 'Ohlala Couple'] Na Yeo-ok, Pain at the End of Suffering and the Start of Happiness

[MON/TUE Drama 'Ohlala Couple'] Na Yeo-ok, Pain at the End of Suffering and the Start of Happiness

Viewers have been curious about what will happen next in KBS2TV’s Monday/Tuesday drama, “Ohlala Couple”, as clips show there is something wrong with Na Yeo-ok(played by Kim Jung-eun)’s health. With the forecast, the viewers’ ratings for the drama reached 10.3% (AGB Nielson, nationwide) with expectations that the ratings will go up even higher.

In the 14th episode of the drama, Yeo-ok (played by Kim Jung-eun) and Hyunwoo (played by Han Jaesuk) went on a date, forecasting of a possible love line in the works. Meanwhile, Soonam (played by Shin Hyunjun) was having a hard time trying to get over Yeo-ok, but was trying his best to become a better dad, spending more time with their son Kichan (played by Uhm Dohyun).

[MON/TUE Drama 'Ohlala Couple'] Na Yeo-ok, Pain at the End of Suffering and the Start of Happiness

After a sweet love proposal that occurred on the spot on Hyunwoo’s birthday, Hyunwoo and Yeo-ok enjoyed time spent together reaffirming their feelings for each other. Hyunwoo even made secret signals with Yeo-ok, saying “when I touch my eyes, it means I want to see you, when I touch my nose it means I want to be near you and when I touch my mouth it means I want to kiss you”. However, seeing Hyunwoo and Yeo-ok together makes Soonam miss Yeo-ok even more, and one day he gets so drunk that he ends up in Victoria(played by Han Chae-ah)’s bed.

Meanwhile, Yeo-ok gets transferred to the customer service center thanks to head chef Han Mansoo(played by Kim Myung-gook)’s recommendation. The move helps dislodge suspicions by hotel employees that Yeo-ok got the job thanks to her relations with Hyunwoo. All seemed to be going well for Yeo-ok with both her work and love life until she started experiencing physical pain from an unknown source.

Viewers have been expressing curiosity as to whether it will be the end of pain and start of happiness for Yeo-ok and what will happen to the love triangle between Hyunwoo, Soonam and Yeo-ok.

[MON/TUE Drama 'Ohlala Couple'] Na Yeo-ok, Pain at the End of Suffering and the Start of Happiness

Fans commented, “Yeo-ok pregnant again? Cancer? Is it a sad ending?”, “please don’t let Yeo-ok suffer any longer”, “it’s funny and sad at the same time, I haven’t seen a drama like this”, “the moral to this story, having an affair will ruin both yourself and your family, do your best to your loved ones while you can” etc.

The well-made comic drama, “Ohlala Couple” is about a couple who experience a soul switch after finalizing their divorce. The drama airs every Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. KST on KBS2TV.

Writer: Jeon Ji-young

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[VIDEO] Big Star releases ‘Big Start’ single + “Hot Boy” MV

[VIDEO] Big Star releases ‘Big Start’ single + “Hot Boy” MV

[VIDEO] Big Star releases Big Start single + Hot Boy MV

Brave Brothers latest group, Big Star, has officially made its entrance into the K-Pop scene with the release of its debut single, Big Start! In addition, the full music video for the title track Hot Boy has been unveiled.

Big Star is comprised by members FeelDog, BaRam, RaeHwan, SungHak and Jude, with ages between 18 to 22. The group will make its stage debut on Mnets M Countdown today, July 12th.

Hot Boy MV

Big Start

Hot Boy

Baby Girl


New Weekend Drama Off to Promising Start

New Weekend Drama Off to Promising Start

The new KBS2 weekend drama “My Husband Got a Family” has begun with an auspicious start, with viewer ratings of some 30 percent only after two episodes were aired. Starring Kim Nam-joo and Yoo Joon-sang along with other renowned veteran actors, the drama has drawn attention with down-to-earth storylines, causing viewers to easily sympathize with its characters.

New Weekend Drama Off to Promising Start