F.Cuz' MuBank accident; what really happened?

A broadcast accident happened during Music Bank.

In the August 24th episode of KBS2 'Music Bank,' 5-member male idol gorup F.CUZ performed their title song 'Dreaming Child.'

F.CUZ entered with unique, casual clothing and were preparing a perfect performance during the emotional introduction. But due to an accidental screen change, a cameraman was suddenly shown, puzzling viewers.

The staff quickly changed the scene and relieved the situation, and F.CUZ put on a passionate performance, disregarding the accident and receiving cheers from the audience. In particular, the hopeful lyrics and refreshing voices were enough to show off their charms.

F.CUZ - who accentuated purity through cute expressions and refreshing gestures - does not fall behind other groups in terms of vocals, showing their potential for development.

Omitted non-F.CUZ parts

Original: Star N News
Translation: MaxRide @ Fcuzed

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Seungri mentioned about her girlfriend's home?

Dalmatian couple: The dalmatian couple is from Meyer’s (famous German brand). I bought it in Aoyoma’s hhstyle.com

ROOKIES dolls: I put these ROOKIES (from the TV drama) dolls in the living room since I think Ichihara Hayato is really cool. When the fans knew, they gave me this as a gift.
DJ Box: I also put a DJ Box (on my desk). I play with it when I’m lonely.

Everyday has been so hot. As promised the first week’s issue, I will introduce my room in Tokyo!
I’ll use one phrase to describe it and it’s “Tokyo Style”, basically it’s simple and cool. In light of this point and because I don’t want to feel lonely when I go back home, so I put many animals here….like a zoo! Well it’s not really a zoo…since the animals aren’t real. I can’t own a pet because I’ll be too busy to take care of it due to my work schedules. That’s why I used these fake ones as decorations instead.

Firstly, on the top left are the Dalmatian dog couple. I made them look like they’re kissing each other and they’re next to my TV. Cute right? There’s another dog made to look realistic that I brought over from Korea, the one I hand carried on the plane. He lives in the washroom. That way my washroom won’t be lonely either! (laughs)

Since we’re on this subject, the theme for my washroom is “My girlfriend’s home”. It’s like going over to my girlfriend’s house to play, that kind of feeling. It’s very girly inside - from the smell to the atmosphere. I put a string of handmade roses in front of the sink so it could look romantic because I love roses.

Oh yeah, the toilet in the washroom is so cool! When you stand in front of it, the toilet seat will automatically rise up with a “yongggg” sound. Well no doubt since we’re in Tokyo, so high tech~It totally shocked me! For the table, I also put roses and candles on it. Romantic~there’s also a little DJ Box.

The shower area is the space for the birds because I put a lot of duck models inside. I made it so it’s really lively!

Well that’s about it….the space andimage that I created is my room!
Oh you want to come and play? Well…since you looked after me today…but…(sweatdrop)

Source: DCVI + 叶包子_胜蒂公主控/weibo
Translation: fluffyvip.tumblr.com

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G-Dragon's "One Of A Kind" eyebrow?

G-Dragon shares a very peculiar image of him through his twitter and instagram accounts.
In the photo, he is showing his "one eyebrow" while wearing specs.

He wrote, "Eyebrow? One of A Kind!"
Fans left comments such as, "Really one of a kind!", "It's so funny, where did you get this?" and so on.

Recently, G-Dragon just released his comeback solo MV for his nesw single "One Of A Kind".

Source: xxxibgdrgn (GD's instagram)
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

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Who is the best idol for blind date?

SNSD's Taeyeon was chosen as the best blind date idol.

In a poll conducted by Y-Star Curious, 200 citizens participated and were asked "who's the idol you want to be on a blind date with?" , Taeyeon emerged as no.1 for the reasons that she's cute and easy to go with personality.

One of the participants confessed that the thought of having blind date with her makes him happy and is willing to sell a house just to have a blind date with her.

Other idols on the list include Miss A’s Suzy, SNSD’s Yoona, and Sistar’s Hyo Lyn. As for boys, JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun tops the list, followed by JYJ’s Jun Su, SHINee’s Jong Hyun and Key. Female citizens said, “His cleanliness and gentleness are really heartwarming.”

The episode will air on August 26 at 3:00 p.m on Y-Star.

Source: TV Report
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

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Who is the sexy diva that will be featured in Star Life Theater?

Son Dambi revealed that she's not good in dancing before.

For the upcoming episode of KBS 2's Star Life Theater, the singer made a confession which made the viewers curious as she's being compared as girl version of Rain.

The show will air Son Dambi's typical life. Some of her debut and audition clips will be released through the show. These unreleased behind the scenes footages will show how she became a singer claiming the title as one of the sexy divas in music industry.

You will also know some inspiring stories of her as a citizen, as an only daughter, a friend and a warm person.

The episode with Son Dam Bi will be aired from August 27 to 31.

Source: TV Report
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Dara shows the proof of their sold out concert!

2NE1 concluded their sold out LA concert successfully on August 25.

As a proof, 2NE1 member Dara proudly reveals the gift they received ,it is only given to artists who sold out their concerts.

Through her me2day, Dara uploaded a photo and wrote,

"LA concert has finished!!!^.^ Today I saw some familiar faces ~ Will oppa and Apl.de.Ap oppa’s surprise! The coolest freestyle rapping!+.+ Everyone thank you so much! This is a present we received from Nokia Theatre! Only artists with sold out concert can have this and we are the first who got this in Asia! This happens because of you all! I'm really happy^.^"

Fans congratulated the girls for an their awesome performance.

Source: Dara’s me2DAY
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

120826 Inkigayo Performers List!

# Comeback Special #
- KARA [Miss U / Pandora]
# Hot Misic #
- Psy [Gangnam style]
- BoA [Only One]
- BEAST [Beautiful Night]
- B.A.P [No Mercy]
- TEEN TOP [Be Ma Girl]
- 超新星 [走向暴风中 (She's gone)]
- GLAM [Party (XXO)]
- TASTY [You Know Me]
- Eru [Hate You (feat. Jun Hyung)]
- D-UNIT [I'm Missing You]
- December [UNFINISHED]
- Two X [Double Up]
- ChAOS [Racer]
- EXID [I Feel Good]
- Jevice [I will Love Now (feat.Girl's Day Yura)]
# Fresh Music #
- SKARF [Oh Dance]
- J-Min [Stand Up]

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

SNSD's Sunny & RaNia's Riko snapped a lovely photo!

SNSD's Sunny and RaNia's Riko met each other at the backstage of 14th Korea-China Music Festival.

Riko updated her Twitter with the photo above on 25th August.

Both of them are seen showing the popular V sign.

Like their new photo?

Photo Source: Riko's Twitter

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Happy Birthday to ZE:A's Kwanghee!

ZE:A's Kwanghee celebrated his birthday on 25th August,he recorded a video message to thank fans support.

Check out the hilarious video below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

UEE dances to Ke$ha's Blow!

After School's UEE is now the new MC of Sebakwi,she performed Ke$ha's Blow on the show and the guests went crazy seeing her sexy dance.

Check out her performance below!    

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

ZE:A's Kwanghee rips his pants!

ZE:A's Kwanghee rips his pants in the latest episode of "We Got Married".

He was dancing to After School's Flashback on the show,his pants ripped while he was trying to do the sexy legs spreading dance,check out the hilarious clip below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

EXO-M's interview with Asian Lover!

EXO-M appeared on Thailand TV show "Asian Lover",check out their interview clip on the show below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Teen Top's BTS video with Vogue Girl!

Check out the BTS video of Teen Top for Vogue Girl!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Key wants to be coupled with who?

SHINee's member Key revealed that he wants to be paired with BoA for a virtual married life.

From the August 23rd episode of We Got Married, the show aired some cuts wherein they are recruiting couples for the next season.

MBC posted "Idol Couple Wanted" in different places like waiting rooms, concert halls and music programs.

BoA, SNSD, Super Junior, SHINee, BEAST, and other idols revealed their own choices. SHINee’s Key squarely said, “I hope I can be coupled with BoA.”

On the other hand, Super Junior selected A-Pink as their partners for virtual married life.

Source: TV Report
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Why is U-ie in baseball stadium with Kaeun?

U-ie on August 25, spent time with Kaeun at Nexen Heroes Game to support her Dad.
On her me2day, she posted a selca with Kaeun. Both pretty girls are wearing baseball caps.

She said,
"Finished schedule~ I went to a baseball stadium in Mokdong with Kaeun to cheer for my Dad!^^ Its been a while since the last time I came to the baseball stadium!!^^ So exciting!!*^^* Nexen Heroes Hwaiting!!!^^he".

Fans replied her, "Very thoughtful daughter!","Both of you are pretty!" and so on.

Source: U-ie me2day
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

What does Jaejoong do during his free time?

On August 24, Jaejoong posted series of photo where you can see him playing dead or maybe planking around his house.

Fans who saw these photos were amused by his randomness. Some fans said, "Oppa, you're free? Come to our country!","Are you planking? So cute!","So random but still funny!"

Do you find him amusing too?

Source: Jaejoong's twitter
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Junsu is topping China's charts

Kim Junsu’s New Song ‘Uncommitted’ Tops China’s MV Charts

Kim Junsu’s first English single ‘Uncommitted’ is receiving a popular response from his Chinese fans.
On the 17th of August, domestic and international fans flocked to various online music sites and JYJ’s official Youtube channel to catch the release of Kim Junsu (XIA)’s ‘Uncommitted’.

The video collected 3.28 million views on 音悦Tai, China’s largest music video site, and beat out music videos of other singers such as Super Junior and Psy.

C-JeS Entertainment stated, “As it is difficult to access Youtube in China, 音悦Tai is the most trustworthy site to gauge the popularity of music videos.Though it has been three months since ‘TARANTALLEGRA’, which also topped the charts, was released, it is currently ranked 7th on the charts, proving XIA’s popularity in China.”

Kim Junsu released his first solo album in May and became the most selling solo artiste on the Gaon Charts. He has also come out on top in the US, Germany, and Chile. His latest single ‘Uncommitted’ ranked high up on domestic music charts and topped Japan’s iTunes charts.

What is most surprising is that Kim Junsu was able to achieve this without any forms of promotions other than holding concerts.

Meanwhile, Kim Junsu plans to set out on his world tour on the 30th of this month in New York and pass through Europe, and North and South America.

Source: [ joynews]
Translated & Shared by: dongbangdata.net

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Park Yoochun And Sohn Ye Jin To Appear On ‘I Miss You’?

With JYJ’s Park Yoochun and Sohn Ye Jin rumored to take on the leading roles of MBC TV’s ‘I Miss You’, it has been found that nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

In a phone conversation with TV Report on the 20th, Sohn Ye Jin’s agency stated, “She’s only received the script, nothing else. She isn’t confirmed to appear.”

A representative of the ‘I Miss You’ production company didn’t say much as they commented, “We’re currently in the process of casting actors for the roles. There isn’t anything set in stone yet.”

‘I Miss You’ is scheduled to air after ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ in October. ‘I Miss You’ is a melodrama that depicts the ‘hide and seek’-like love story of a man and a woman who suffer from the pain of the memories of their first love uprooted and taken away from them.

The drama will be a collaboration between writer Moon Hui Jung, who is known for works such as ‘The Last Scandal of My Life’, ‘Can You Hear My Heart’ and ‘Smile, You’, and director Lee Jae Dong, who has worked on heartwarming dramas such as ‘Red Bean Bread’ and ‘Thank You’.

Source: [ TV Report]
Translated & Shared by: dongbangdata.net

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Lee Min-ho to be waxed by Tussauds

Lee Min-ho will be made a dummy, a wax dummy that is, for the Shanghai branch of famed museum Madame Tussauds.

Lee’s agency announced yesterday that a crew from China and England had visited Lee in Korea to take his measurements.

About 500 pictures of facial expressions were required and Lee’s body was divided into 200 parts to get exact measurements.

“We were flooded with requests from fans for Lee,” said a Chinese representative from Madame Tussauds. “It took some six months of planning and production.”

“To get different angles for my smile, I had to have my mouth open for three hours. I thought my jaw would break off,” joked Lee. “But to think I will be immortalized is kind of awesome.”

Lee will become the second Hallyu star to be made into wax for the famed museum. The first was 2PM’s Nichkhun who is of Thai and American descent and was immortalized in wax form early this year for the museums’ Bangkok branch.

By Carla Sunwoo@koreajoongangdaily

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Who are these three gorgeous Autumn men?

Fans will get an opportunity to win JYJ NII Fall polariods.

Fashion brand NII revamped their homepage on Aug. 24. To celebrate the start of the fall season, NII is holding a giveaway event.

The event will last for two weeks, starting from Aug. 24. Fans will stand to win JYJ’s polariods taken on set if they post NII’s advertisements on their personal blogs or mini-hompys.

NII’s Fall pictures and behind the scenes video will be posted on the homepage (www.nii.co.kr) and NII’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nii27) this afternoon.
An offline JYJ photograph giveaway event will also be held in a store at the end of August.

Source: Nate
Translated by: Shermin of JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3

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Jang Woo sings the Farewell song for Eunjung!

Jang Woo and T-ara's Eunjung said goodbye to each other in the final episode of We Got Married.

The final episode for Woojung couple was aired earlier today,check out Jang Woo's song titled "The Words I Could Not Bare To Say" for Eunjung.

They could not hide their sadness during the final episode,let us wish them all the best!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

FIESTAR to make their debut on Music Core next week!

Check out FIESTAR's teaser on Music Core earlier today,the girls will make their debut on the show next week.

Do you anticipate their official debut?

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

BoA poses with her 12th Anniversary cake!

BoA celebrates her 12th Anniversary today.

She debuted back in 2000 with ID; Peace B and now it has been 12 long years already. She updated her Twitter earlier today with the photo above to thank fans for sending her the cakes.

She is seen posing with the BoA cake as well as the Pororo cake,congratulations BoA!

Check out the MV of her debut song below

Video Source: SMENT @ Youtube
Photo Source: BoA's Twitter

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

AOA's Seolhyun tweets an angelic selca!

AOA's Seolhyun updated AOA's official Twitter with a pretty selca on 25th August.

She greeted fans and mentioned about her new hairstyle,she was a bit nervous before AOA's live performance on Music Core,she promised that will work hard on stage today too.

Check out AOA's performance on the show earlier today.

Like her angelic selca?

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

KARA's Hara & Seungyeon look adorable in new photo!

KARA's Hara updated a new photo on her Me2day.

She mentioned that it has been a while since the last time she updated her Me2day,it has been 4 days since the official release of Pandora,she asked whether you are listening to their new song well?

The girls are seen posing cutely in the photo above,showing their adorable expressions.

Have u listened to their new song "Pandora"?

Photo Source: Goo Hara's Me2day

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

T-ara promote Hong Kong Showcase!

The T-ara girls promote their Hong Kong showcase with a video message,check out more details in the video below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

KARA found the Pandora on Music Core!

KARA made their long awaited comeback on Music Core.

Check out their "Miss U" and "Pandora" performance below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Who are today's Music Core MCs?

BEAST's Doojoon,Yoseob and SISTAR's Bora became the special MCs of today's Music Core,check out their MC clips below!

Do you like this MC team?

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Infinite L confirmed for new drama?

Will Infinite’s L be taking another challenge with acting again.

According to a broadcast representative, Infinite’s L is a strong candidate to be casted in MBC’s daily sitcom, ‘Just What is Mom’ (tentative name).

L showed an enthusiastic performance through his role as Lee Hyunsoo, who had chic charms and was in charge of the second guitar in tvN’s ‘Shut Up! Flower Boy Band’ in January.

Also, Kim Byungman received the request of being casted in ‘Just What is Mom’ and is in the middle of reviewing his role positively, and it has also been informed that Goo Jamyung is a strong candidate to be casted as well, garnering anticipation.

Meanwhile, MBC’s sitcom, ‘Just What is Mom’ will be the follow-up production for ‘Standby’ and will be airing its first episode on October 8th.

trans. cr; hyejin @ infinite updates | source cr; tv daily ; take out with full credits

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Haeundae Lover's Writer feels regretful towards T-ara's agency

Haeundae Lovers's Writer opened up about Haeundae Lover's Soyeon on the morning of the 24th, expressing her thoughts about the T-ara situation:

She said, "speaking about Soyeon is a very sensitive matter" "I've not seen Soyeon before. It seems like it was T-ara's agency which allowed things to become like this"

She continued, "The company should, in line with what the public and citizens want, give an explanation about the issue" "Eunjung left her drama recently, and the requests for the other members to leave are also continuing endlesslessly, it is like they are digging their own graves. I feel very regretful about their company"

About the requests for Soyeon to leave Haeundae Lovers, "Soyeon is not a main character but a supporting character" "Filming already began before the T-ara issue, if she were to leave, we would have to re-film which is not easy" "Soyeon began filming before the T-ara issue" "At that time we did not expect there to be such a conflict"

"The Tablo incident also happened before, and I felt very saddened about it" "Same about Soyeon. Even after the debate, there is no way to accurately know the reasons, we can't just let her leave the drama. I thought the agency would come up with sensible measures, but to let the incident grow large like this, it is not possible to not have any thoughts of complaints."

"Disregarding the truth or falsity of the T-ara debate, I hope that they can take this opportunity and become even more united. Personally, I also have worries as to whether T-ara will disband because of this" "When I do sports, I also gain energy from listening to T-ara's songs"

She cautiously said, "Soyeon was in a traffic accident not long ago, and I know there appeared rumours claiming that the accident was fake, the situation is really serious" "For me, I want to protect those who appear in my work, the cast and crew who have worked hard"

Translated by @kckclalala via Chinese translations from TCN
Original Article: http://news.nate.com.../20120824n13732

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Dara teaches how to pose like a model!

Dara, on her me2day, is sporting her floral-designed sweatshirt confidently while posing like a model.

On August 24, she posted,

The dignified Adidas model who is dressed in a must-get, fresh, floral-designed sweatshirt in New York Ke It fits me, right? It’s definitely my style!!! +.+ I love Jeremy Scott!!! ^.^ The title of this picture is “The beauty of space…” Ke ke In Jeju Island, I learned how to do this ~ To leave one side of the picture ~ Completely blank.. It’s this technique Ke ke ke Wow!
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Have you learned to pose like a model?

Source: Dara’s me2day
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

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Siwon & Tiffany released new "12Plus" CF!

Super Junior's Siwon and SNSD's Tiffany collaborate for the latest 12Plus CF.

Check out video below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Why did Hyuna cry?

Hyunah could not stop her tears while confessing her feelings towards her groupmates.

In the latest episode of 4minute's Travel Maker, 4minute shared their innermost feelings with each other. Hyunah revealed her thoughts on her group, "I'm very proud of 4minute. No matter how others criticize us, I believe all five of us are amazing individuals." Hyunah began to tear up as she continued on, "I think we're all irreplaceable. Just like when Gayoon-unnie was sick or when I was sick, we were all so worried and we found it hard to continue on even with four other members."

In an attempt to hide her tears, Hyunah put on her sunglasses, but when her tears fell even harder, she added, "I don't know why I can't stop crying like this."

She continued to profess, "Don't get sick and weary, guys. Let's hold on and keep going with one heart and one goal, just like we are now."

Seeing Hyunah's teary confession, the other members could not hold back their tears as well.

4minute maknae Sohyun also revealed, "I want 4minute to stay together forever, but if it doesn't work out the way we want it to, I hope we'll still be close. I want us to live in the same area or even the same building, and we can always meet up and see each other often. I don't want us to ever drift apart."

Viewers who saw 4minute's touching confessions left comments such as, "She seems to be really close with her members", "They all care for each other so much", and "Hyunah's tears seem very genuine."

Source: Daum
Translating + Editing + Reporting: applemango @ 4-minute.com

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

MBLAQ,Kim Hyun Joong,SISTAR,Teen Top & more performed on 2012 Asia Song Festival!

Check out the performance clips from the 2012 Asia Song Festival,Kim Hyun Joong,SISTAR,Teen Top,B1A4 and more performed on the concert,enjoy!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Big Bang performed Fantastic Baby on Music Station!

Big Bang performed the Japanese version of "Fantastic Baby" on Music Station,check out their fierce performance below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

KARA Gangnam Style!

KARA's Seungyeon,Nicole and Jiyoung appeared in the latest episode of 1 Million Quiz.

They were asked to dance to Psy's hit song Gangnam Style,check out KARA's Gangnam Style below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Nicole's adorable selca!

KARA's Nicole tweets a new selca on 24th August. 

She mentioned,"Are you watching Music Bank"?KARA made their comeback on KBS Music Bank on 24th with their new song "Pandora".

 Nicole is seen posing cutely in the photo above,showing her eye smile wearing the outfit for "Miss You" performance. Like her new selca?

Photo Source: Nicole's Twitter

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

120825 Music Core Performers List

♬ Comeback Stage

- KARA『Miss U』『Pandora』
- Solbi『Ottogi』

♬ Good-bye Stage
- TEEN TOP『Be Ma Girl』

♬ HOT Stage

- BoA (with. SHINee Taemin)『Only One』
- BEAST『Beautiful Night』
- Eru(feat. BEAST Junhyung)『Hate You』

♬ Sound-HOLIC

- Tasty『You Know Me』
- AOA『Elvis』
- ChAOS『Racer』
- C-Clown『SOLO』
- GLAM『Party(XXO)』

♬ Volume UP stage

- D-UNIT『I’m Missing You』
- PHANTOM『Burning』
- Two X『Double Up』
- EXID『I feel good』
- Meng Yuna『Don't Ask』

♬ New Songs

- E7『U』

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

A-JAX performed "One 4 U" on Happy Music!

A-Jax performed the Japanese version of "One 4 U" on Happy Music,check out their performance below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

KARA's Pandora performance on Music Bank MR Removed!

Check out the MR removed clip of KARA's Pandora performance on Music Bank.

What do you think of their singing ability,how many points out of 10?

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

F.Cuz's Raehyun and Kan challenged Gangnam Style!

F.Cuz's Raehyun and Kan challenge Psy's Gangnam Style,check out their dance below!

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

4Minute & VIXX to perform in the U.S!

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 24, 2012  – KCON, the first-ever large scale convention dedicated to the hottest entertainment coming out of Asia including K-pop music, Korean dramas (K-dramas) and movies, announced today the initial line-up for the star-studded concert scheduled to cap off the full day convention.  4Minute and VIXX are already confirmed with more acts to be announced in the coming days.  Hyuna, from the 5 member girl group 4Minute, recently guest starred alongside PSY in his viral hit “Gangnam Style” videos, which have an amassed over 65 million hits this summer on YouTube.   Tickets, starting as low as $40, go on sale today at 9 p.m. PST. 

The event will be produced by Mnet, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle television network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture.  Panels and workshops looking deep inside the Korean Wave will fill the day.  From the music and the fashion to Korean cinema, YouTube celebrities and a cosplay contest, every aspect of Hallyu will have a home at KCON

“As the Korean wave spreads across the globe, and touches down in the States, it is so important that we provide fans with an interactive experience with their idols,” said Ted Kim, acting president & CEO of Mnet.  “KCON is an event that is long overdue and Mnet is committed to creating a positive fan experience by making it affordable and giving unprecedented access to the stars.”

KCON  is set to take place on October 13 at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.  In addition to affordable $40 tickets, a VIP package for $100 is available, and includes a ticket in the concert pit, exclusive pre-show access and additional access.  All tickets include admission to the concert and the entire convention programming slate.  For more information about how to purchase tickets, please visit www.kconusa.com .

“Hallyu has fans around the world buzzing and the signs of this craze reaching the U.S. can be seen all around us,” added Mr. Kim.  “From K-pop sensation 2NE1’s reality show airing in the U.S. on Mnet to Internet rumors that Paris Hilton will be in Kim Jang Hoon’s next video; from PSY’s incredible rise to stardom including a recent performance at Dodgers Stadium, and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performing at the MAMA music awards in front of two billion worldwide viewers, it is no longer possible to avoid this trend. KCON is the next logical step.”

Other signs of K-pop’s break into the mainstream include:

·          Girls Generation performed on The Late Show with David Letterman and Live with Kelly, and was part of a sold-out K-pop show at Madison Square Garden

·          2NE1 recently recorded tracks for its new album with will.i.am

·          GRAMMY-nominated Akon is featured on “Just Money,” the new single from Wonder Girls (who includes opening for the Jonas Brothers on its resume)

·          Billboard ’s launch of the K-pop Hot 100 to their weekly publication

With online being the biggest tool for fans to stay connected with their favorite K-pop stars, YouTube has reported that K-pop video clips were viewed nearly 2.3 billion times in 235 countries in 2011. That number is three times more than was reported in 2010 and shows no signs of stopping.  

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Which Idols are Successful in Holding Two Jobs?

Idol members have the charisma to hold the audience’s attention on stage and they attract fans with their different and fresh charisma on broadcast.

These idol members are JYJ’s Kim Junsu, Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong, After School’s UEE and Miss A’s Suzy.

“Music-dol” Kim Junsu who performed in Mozart and Elizabeth, was chosen as the idol with the strongest ticket power for three years consecutively.

Park Yoochun is a case of an idol who transformed into an actor successfully. He received recognition for his work in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley. Through Rooftop Prince, he was named “acting-dol” for receiving favorable reviews from the viewers and his colleagues.

Kim Jaejoong’s ability to express emotions through his eyes in the recent drama, Dr Jin also received praise from distinguished senior actors.

Source : nate
Translated by : Shermin of JYJ3

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Jessica and Krystal Interviewed at the 2012 Paralympics Inaugural Ceremony!

Jessica and her sister Krystal of f(x) recently attended the 2012 Paralympics Inaugural Ceremony where they were both appointed ambassadors for the London Paralympics. They answered a few questions in a short interview with the Korean Paralympic Committee.

Q. How does it feel becoming the ambassadors for the London Paralympics in Korea?
It’s an honor becoming the ambassadors of our proud Paralympic athletes. We have respect for the athletes who overcame adversity, through sweat and efforts, to become members of the national team. We will be active to give strength to the athletes.

Q. What will you do as ambassadors?
In order to promote the London Paralympics, we are planning on doing all that we can. When there is an important match, we will cheer them on and will also inform our group members for more support. ^^

Q. Is there a Paralympic sport you like the most?
We watched wheelchair basketball on the internet and TV before. It was dynamic and fun. We heard that they are just as strong in archery and shooting as a regular athlete, so we hope there is word about them winning gold. We will look forward to seeing the Korean flag echoing through the London sky. ^^

Q. Please say a few words as ambassadors to Korean citizens.
Everyone, the national Paralympic team is very great and proud. Jessica and Krystal will be cheering on the Korean national Paralympic teams’ fights! Korean citizens, please take part in it, too!!

Source: Korean Paralympic Committee Official Blog
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
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Former 5dolls' member Lee Soomi attracts attention with her "elegant charm"!

Former "Coed School" and girl group "SeeYa" and "5dolls" member has had a hard past, but her old photos as a stewardess have attratcted attention.

On an Internet community, photos from when Soomi was younger with an elegeant and beautiful apperance while she was preparing to become a stewardess attracted attention. Inside the post, there are pictures of Soomi dressed in an elegant stewardess uniform that shows off her beautiful image.

Netiens have commented things like, "Elegant, charming and beautiful", "A beautiful and modest charm", "I don't know any celebrities who used to be stewardesses before except her."

Soomi debuted with SeeYa in 2009 and then debuted with the mixed group Coed School in 2010 and became a member of 5dolls in 2011, which she left earlier this year.

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Moon Hee Jun talks about H.O.T’s reunion rumors

Singer Moon Hee Jun opened up on the continuous rumors about H.O.T’s reunion rumors in the recent recording for E Channel’s ‘Absolute Girl’.

During the episode, MC Gong Hyung Jin asked Moon Hee Jun if he misses the past to which the singer honestly replied, “I’m missing it too much that I'm now almost exhausted.”

He added, “Rumors that H.O.T will be coming together have been circulating for a couple of years. Recently the members have started to take it seriously. However, we talk about it for 10 minutes and start getting drunk.”

To this, Sung Dae Hyun, who was a R.eft member and a fixed member of ‘Absolute Girl’, remarked, “H.O.T is the reason R.ef disbanded!”, evoking laughter to the studio.

Source: StarN News

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Actress Kim Soo Hyun releases “Come Tomorrow” for ‘Standby’ OST

Actress Kim Soo Hyun, who is starring in the hit MBC sitcom ‘Standby’, has lent her voice for the show’s soundtrack.

Kim Soo Hyun released her new digital single “Come Tomorrow”, which serves as title track to the third installment of the show’s OST single album. It is a fast tempo and cheerful song that matches perfectly with the actress’ lovely voice.

Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun plays the character of an honest and boyish program director who is also named Soo Hyun on ‘Standby’.

Source : dkpopnews[dot]net

Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Jun to get married in December

Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Jun will be getting married this winter.

On August 24th, Santa Music revealed, “Young Jun, who’s currently much loved for his smooth voice and handsome looks, will be holding his wedding on December 1st.”

Earlier this year, Young Jun revealed, “I started a relationship with a girl who is 3 years younger than me from last year. She is not a celebrity and works in the clothing industry.”

Young Jun, who made a great hit earlier this year with his first solo album ‘Easy’, will be finishing the year with a beautiful wedding.

Source: StarN News

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