Archive | July, 2011

Jeju Island senator requests an official clarification and apology from KBS

22 Jul

Amidst the recent controversy regarding KBS’s cancellation of JYJ’s broadcast appearance for Jeju Island’s nomination event, a politician from Jeju’s Parliament addressed an official statement today.

Addressing the matter on international embarrassment over the entire issue, Senator Kim Jaeyoon expressed, “JYJ was scheduled to appear on a special broadcast on the 20th, yet was suddenly cancelled 4 days before the event, causing Hallyu fans to voice their statements and bringing such international embarrassment.”

Kim added, “The media has raised speculation of external pressures. The situation became more controversial as groups from JYJ’s former entertainment company, whom JYJ are on trial with, replaced JYJ.”

Prior to closing his statement, the senator was also quoted saying, “KBS formally announced that the reason is because of popularity [ie. SNSD and f(x) are more popular than JYJ], but they deserve criticism for not having ‘clear criteria’ for their broadcasts and going against the promise they made to citizens.”

In the end, Senator Kim demanded KBS to apologize to the citizens, domestic and international fans for breaking the promise and causing international embarrassment. He also asked the broadcasting station to reveal and clearly explain the reason for cancelling JYJ.

With all the drama that has surrounded JYJ and Jeju Island’s nomination, what are your thoughts now that a politician is involved with the matter?

Source: Media Jeju, @sojaednews and SharingYoochun
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Infinite’s Japanese showcases successful

21 Jul

Seven-male group Infinite had their first Japanese showcase for their debut on July 17th in Osaka “Namba 8.” The showcase is only the beginning of their Japanese activities. Infinite attracted not only fans, but local media as well who took interest in their debut.

Infinite performed over 10 songs including their debut Japanese song “TO RA WA,” “BTD,” “She’s Back,” among others. They received cheers for their powerful stage performances.

Netizens have said, “They’ve hit the jackpot in Japan!” “I’m so proud of them,” “They’re Hallyu stars now!” and “They’re getting a lot of attention.”

They had their 2nd showcase at Zepp Tokyo on the 19th and are currently promoting their first studio album in Korea that was released on the 20th.

Be Mine

Voice of My Heart

Can U Smile


Source: Newsen, mykikwang and minhyuuuuk
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Hwanhee trashes 2,000 copies of his new album

21 Jul

Hwanhee last release was a digital single with May Doni, entitled “Strangers,” in December 2010. Since then, he has not released any new songs. He revealed on May 19th that he had finished recording a new studio album, but was unsure of the title track or the release date.

The time has finally come. Hwanhee will be releasing his latest album, “죽을 것만 같아 (I Feel Like I’m Going to Die)” on July 29th. However, similar to Infinite’s album production problem, Hwanhee has already trashed over 2,000 copies of his new album.

His agency stated, “Just a week before the album’s release on July 29th, the initial 2,000 copies of the album have been disposed of. There were some fine differences that we had to fix.”

The agency continued, “It is an album full of heart and soul and we wanted to dispose of anything that was less than perfection.” They also stated, “Right now, the problem is releasing the album on the 29th. It may cost the company more money, but fans will be satisfied with the complete album.”

Hwanhee debuted twelve years ago with Brian Joo as the duo Fly To The Sky. His new mini album will celebrate the R&B ballad tracks that he has performed since his debut. Brian Joo has been promoting Hwanhee’s upcoming album. Brian Joo tweeted, “Hey y’all, my BEST friend @ducati0117 a.k.a. Hwanhee’s new album “죽을 것만 같아” (I Feel Like I’m Going to Die) will be released on 7/29/2011 ;)”

Are you excited for Hwanhee’s upcoming album?

Source: @Brianjoomuzik and Newsen
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YG Entertainment and Avex join forces as YGEX

21 Jul

Korean entertainment company YG Entertainment just revealed its upcoming plans through a press conference. The company will be working together with Japanese label Avex in the future, as both companies are set to unite in the form of a new label called “YGEX”. The creation of this label will bring a bright future for YG artists who’re trying to break into Japan as they’re being backed by one of Japan’s biggest labels. They will, however, not be binding themselves to Asia, but will spread the “YG Pop” sound through the whole world.

The name is “YGEX”, attributing to the collaboration of YG FAMILY “YG” with AVEX “EX”. “EX” also inspired by words like “EXPERIENCE” and “EXCLUSIVE”, carries connotations of it being the one and only label you can experience YG FAMILY.

The collaboration between YG, not bound to just Asia now spreading as a worldwide trend “YG POP”, and AVEX who has always innovated and led the Japanese music scene, is definitely a match up bound to create a new and unpredictable form of entertainment.

YGEX’s official website was also launched during the event and features links to the 5 currently active YG artists Psy, Se7en, 2NE1, Big Bang and Gummy. The site is available in Korean, Japanese and English.

In the meantime it was also revealed that solo singer Gummy will be returning in October with a new release. She will be working together with another YG Family member for her comeback.

Solo singer Se7en will also be making his comeback in the near future, with the release of a new mini album.

Together with all this exciting news, YG also revealed plans for an upcoming YG Family concert in Japan.

Source: YGX, YGLcrazyxcami, @YGLadies and @WeLoveDara
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Seungri wants Big Bang to be five members forever

21 Jul

Despite the negativity concerning fellow Big Bang member Daesung after being involved in a car accident, Seungri has enlightened their fans after his recent me2day update.

On a recent update, Seungri was quoted saying, “I want us to be five members ^^ Forever.” The update also contained a photo of Big Bang, complete as five members. Fans who have seen the update were touched by Seungri’s indirect message to Daesung, after all the press coverage.

Recently, Daesung along with YG Entertainment, have finally reached a settlement with the victim’s family and is likely to be summoned again for another round of investigation.

Meanwhile, Seungri will join the rest of YG Entertainment as they fly to Japan with 2NE1 for a special event. Details of their new announcement will be confirmed live via UStream tomorrow.

What are your thoughts on Seungri’s me2day update?

Source: Seungri’s Me2Day and BigbangUpdates
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BEAST members reveal their thoughts on competition with MBLAQ

21 Jul

On July 20th, the members of BEAST appeared on MBC’s “Golden Fishery – Radio Star.” During the episode, the members were asked about their ongoing competition with MBLAQ. BEAST and MBLAQ debuted around the same time in late 2009. Due to their debut dates, netizens have always suggested a rivalry.

In response, BEAST responded with, “At the moment, I believe we are ranked a little ahead of MBLAQ.” Doojoon then continued with, “When we had just debuted, MBLAQ pushed ahead of us a lot. We felt foolish in comparison, and we even contemplated doing something else for a living.” Doojoon also added, “We were even envious of the light that Rain shined down on MBLAQ.”

The BEAST members also stated, “Even though were are on top of MBLAQ in terms of popularity at the moment, we are always in competition with each other.”

MBLAQ is currently promoting “Mona Lisa” on music shows. BEAST is in Japan promoting “Bad Girl” and will perform at the United Cube Concerts starting in Korea on August 14th.

Check out the segment below!


Source: Newsen, TV Report, and Oumae25
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Park Yoochun and Lee Dahae explain their absence during “Miss Ripley” party

21 Jul

Park Yoochun and Lee Dahae’s absence on the drama’s celebration party has caused some speculations online. Following the drama’s finale, the production team threw a celebration party, with their lead actors Park Yoochun and Lee Dahae unable to attend.

To clarify the issue, an official from Lee Daehae’s office confirmed that, “In relation to her activities in China, she had be shooting on that day. As it was not possible to remove this from her schedule, she was inevitably not able to attend the party. It is not due to any conflicts with any of the crew.”

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun’s representatives also declared that, “There was a shooting for an advertisement scheduled during this day. This was scheduled before deciding to participate in the drama so we could not avoid it. We were planning for him to attend after the shooting a little later, but the shooting ran later than we expected so it was not possible.”

The clarifications were sent after the two lead actors from the hit drama were unable to attend which sparked online speculations that the absences were due to a feud between the two. Both parties have now explained that the two stars were not able to attend because of their schedules.

Source: SharingYoochun
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TVXQ “Superstar” Full PV

21 Jul

This is the full PV of Tohoshinki’s 1st Japanese single “Superstar”
The duo are showcasing their singing talent and dancing sleek choreography wearing white and black.

Source: RereJae
Written by ShayneKay @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Donghae’s Intense Transformation Revealed !

21 Jul

As the continuation from yesterday, Super Junior released another teaser for their 5th full-length album and today it’s Donghae!

Starting from July 20th, Super Junior will continue to release image-teaser with new concept for their upcoming album through SJ’s official website (

Today, we could see Donghae’s intense look wrapped in vivid color. This image is a 180 degrees transformation from his previous image.

Meanwhile, Super Junior is scheduled to comeback on August 3rd.

Translated by: 이데위 @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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Teen Top Warns You

21 Jul

오늘 티저가 공개된다는데… 언제일까나~~~
the teaser will be revealed today..when is it exactly~~


티저보고 심장 조심하세요ㅎㅎㅎ 너무 멋있어서 두근두근ㅎ기대되죠 ….//??
Please be careful with your heart while watching the teaser ㅎㅎ it’s really awesome, pit-a-patingㅎlooking forward right..//??

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