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After School subgroups release MV teasers

19 Jul

Just last week, girl group After School confirmed the final sub-group line-ups for their upcoming round of promotions. A.S. Red members Kahi, Jungah, Nana, and UEE will showcase a sexy, powerful concept that will highlight their strong vocals, while A.S. Blue members Jooyeon, Raina, Lizzy, and E-Young will demonstrate a sweet/cute concept with summery looks.

So far, the sub-groups’ individual concept photos and jacket covers have been revealed. A.S. Blue has also revealed their tracklist.

Most recently, Pledis Entertainment revealed MV teasers from both sub-groups. A.S. Red’s debut MV will be “In the Night Sky”, while A.S. Blue’s will be for “Wonder Boy”.

A.S. Red’s “In the Night Sky” MV teaser relies on synthesizer and close-ups of the individual members. It previews a few seconds of the choreography before cutting to a shot of the girls overlooking what appears to be the cityscape.

A.S. Blue’s “Wonder Boy” MV teaser is light and breezy, kicking it off with string instrumentals and the girls beaming at the camera and playing with props like the telephone and gigantic balloons. The “Wonder Boy” MV teaser shows more of the sub-group’s choreography than does A.S. Red’s teaser.

After School will be making their Japanese debut with a Japanese remake of their hit song “Bang!”; just yesterday they released an MV teaser for the track.

Are you looking forward to the After School subgroups’ upcoming promotions? What do you expect from the subgroups’ full MVs?

Source: pledisartist
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Cube Entertainment announces “United Cube Concert” theme song

19 Jul

Cube Entertainment will be holding their first family concert on August 14th at the Seoul Jamsil Outdoor Stadium in Korea. The concert is titled “United Cube Concert: Fantasy Land” and will feature Cube Entertainment’s artists.

Additionally, Cube Entertainment announced that there would be a theme song for the United Cube Concerts. G.NA, 4minute, and BEAST chose the name U-Cube (United Cube) as their family name. As a family, their first song will be titled, “Fly So High,” and it will be the theme song for all of the United Cube Concerts this year.

It was reported that all of the idols created a bright and lively atmosphere during the song’s recording. They even helped each other and shared their experiences with each other.

“Fly So High” will be released on July 20th at midnight. The song will be performed for the first time at the United Cube Concert in Korea on August 14th.

Source: Star News
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T-ara to follow up their retro concept success with “Round and Round”

19 Jul

The second part of girl group T-ara’s “Roly Poly” music video, released last week, topped GomTV’s real-time music video chart. T-ara most recently performed “Roly Poly” on Inkigayo’s “Summer Special” episode. The choreography for the title track has become a hit, causing a frenzy amongst fans on Youtube and the like.

T-ara will follow up their success with the retro concept in “Roly Poly” with a remake of Nami’s “Round and Round” (1984). The girls will put their all into the remake, which is set for an August 12 release. Their modernization of the song will merit its being called a “rebirth,” but T-ara will maintain the bright, cheerful song’s original fun lyrics and joyful melody.

T-ara will release their first Japanese single and begin full-fledged activities in Japan in early September.

Check out the original “Round and Round” below!

Source: Star News and Tiara Diadem
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Korean netizens express their embarrassment over Jeju Island’s incident with JYJ

19 Jul

Jeju Island’s cancellation of JYJ’s upcoming appearance for the promotional event of Jeju’s Seven New Wonders of The World has created an impact not only in South Korea, but also on an international scale.

On the 17th of July, The 7 World Wonder Project, lead by the New7Wonders, updated their official Twitter account with message to KBS. On the said update, the official account revealed, “To all our friends in Korea, time to kiss and make up!”

Furthermore, the official account relayed a message to JYJ’s Jaejoong by saying, “that is the right spirit!” The reply comes into consideration after Jaejoong declared that he will continue promoting the nomination despite being cancelled by Jeju Island’s Government and KBS Jeju.

Recently, JYJ’s Jaejoong gained the attention of his followers after he tweeted, “If there are obstacles in prompting our own country’s natural scenery, then under these conditions I will have to promote it by myself.” He then changed his profile photo to Jeju’s landscape.

The large-scale speculation comes after Jeju’s local governement along with New7Wonders Foundation and KBS Jeju appointed JYJ to become Honorary Ambassadors for the island’s nomination but cancelled such four days prior to their special broadcast concert.

The first blow came after KBS Jeju sent out a statement of their cancellation by announcing, “In our final stages of our broadcast preparation, our plans for SNSD and f(x)’s appearances became possible and we have expressed out greatest apologies to JYJ’s representatives”. C-Jes Entertainment confirmed that they have not received an apology, announcing that they will seek legal actions on this incident.

Netizens who have heard of the large-scale publication have voiced out their anger stating, “This is an international embarrassment” and “I do not understand what is going on. If you knew from the beginning this would happen, why did you use them?”

What are your thoughts now that the international media has taken hold of the Jeju Island event?

Source: Sports Chosun and JYJ3
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Bday Boy Taemin Updates Me2Day!

19 Jul

[태민] 여러분 덕분에 너무너무 즐거웠어요~사실 오랜만이라 그런지 처음엔 마니 어색하드라고요~ 그래도 이런날에 여러분을 만날수 있어 기쁘고 이런자리 마련해 주셔서 너무 너무 행복해요~ 샤이니월드사랑해~!!♥


Thanks to everyone’s I am very very happy~ in fact don’t know if it’s because of not meeting for a long time, from the beginning the feel is abit awakward~ but today seeing everyone am very happy, and I am thankful to have such a chance , feeling very very bless ~ SHINee World I love you all!! ♥

Credit : SHINee me2day

Chinese translation : keybomi

English translation : Forever_SHINee

His hyungs celebrates Taemin’s bday!

Teen Top Releases “Revealing Teaser Photo”

19 Jul

Teen Top goes all the way to pure cuteness and pure innocent looks (or not??)! Look at their teaser photo below!

What do you think? Do you ever imagine a teaser photo with your male idols in boxers? with suit and those facial expressions??

The overall package is quite ironic?
Their mini album will be release on 26th. Expect more “revealing” teasers in the upcoming days…

Source: Teen Top website
Written by ShayneKay @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

2PM Taecyeon, Boyfriend Youngmin & Kwangmin, Connected With Their Past “JYP Trainees”

19 Jul

2PM member, Taecyeon and Boyfriend’s Twins Youngmin and Kwangmin have a special bond.

On July 15th broadcast of KBS 2TV’s ‘Music Bank’, 2PM came in first place for the third week in a row with ‘Hands Up’ as they received the honorary triple crown.

Taecyeon showed a friendly relationship with Boyfriend’s twins, Youngmin and Kwangmin by putting them in a headlock as 2PM delivered an exciting encore stage.

It was later revealed that the twins were once former JYP Entertainment trainees. On the 15th, Taecyeon greeted and thanked fans on his twitter, “Thank you for the No. 1 on Music Bank!! Thank you to everyone who made it possible for us to achieve No 1 during these 3 weeks. 2PM’s Hands Up promotional activities will soon come to an end now T.T Fighting in the future!”

He continued “P.S. Youngmin and Kwangmin trained together with us while we were trainees, keke.I brought them to the encore stage but they seemed to be awkward.. Hyung is sorry..” and solved the fans curiosity.

Netizens respones like “The JYPE trainees are a part of a wonderful network”, “You looked like you want kidnap the twins”, “You must be happy go on a show together”, “Maybe Park JinYoung had another stomachache.”

Source : Nate News
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Editor: jenn`♫ @B-NATION
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C-Jess Expresses Stand On Cancellation of JYJ’s Broadcast Appearance

19 Jul

On 17 July, C-Jes Entertainment released a notice regarding their stand on the cancellation of JYJ’s broadcast appearance in the TV special ‘Jeju Island- The World’s 7 Natural Landscapes” through their official website.

“ Hello, this is CJeS-Entertainment.

We are expressing our stand with regards to the organizer’s cancellation of JYJ’s broadcast appearance on the TV special ‘Jeju Island- The World’s 7 Natural Landscapes” to be broadcasted by KBS.

We received a call from the Jeju Provincial Government in request for JYJ to be ambassadors for the upcoming candidacy for Jeju island to be part of the world’s 7 natural landscapes in mid April.

Thereafter, we received an official notice regarding JYJ to become the promoting ambassadors, as well as the reasons for why they were chosen on 26 April.

When we had received related information about the appointment ceremony, as well as reports on the announcement of chosen ambassadors, we had rejected the offer as the timing of the appointment ceremony clashed with JYJ’s world tour concerts.

However, as the Jeju Provincial Government were already preparing for the TV special in July, and will then proceed with the appointment ceremony, time was pressing for promotions, hence, they suggested JYJ to go with the plans; JYJ, being Korean artistes, and also representing their country, played an equally important role as to promoting Jeju island as one of the world’s 7 natural landscapes. Hence, they accepted this offer of being ambassadors out of responsibility.

The Jeju Provincial Government released press releases regarding the chosen ambassadors on 4 May, and promotional activities officially started.

At that point of time, JYJ, with their identity of being ambassadors for this candidacy, did promotions actively, appealing for all to vote through phone and the internet, even though they were also busy with their world tour.

In addition, we received an email from Jeju island in May, stating that the response was great due to JYJ’s active promotion, and that they were very thankful. Also, JYJ will be performing 2 songs in Jeju Island during the TV special, which was to be broadcasted on 20 July. They would also officially become ambassadors.

However, 4 days before the performance, which was 16 July, Saturday, we received a cancellation notice, with the reason, “If JYJ performs, the broadcast would not be able to proceed”; it was a notice without a proper reason.

Regarding the information about Jeju Provincial Government expressing their apologies to JYJ; we have only received such a notice, we have not received any explanation of the cancellation of their performance, let alone any apology from them.

We feel that the broadcast station holds the absolute power on deciding who to perform in the TV special. However, JYJ are the official ambassadors and have been doing promotional activities for 3 months. We request Jeju island and KBS to express their stands regarding this cancellation on their side.

At the same time, we will be filing a report with the Fair Trade Commision with regards to the issue of the organizer cancelling the performance just 4 days before without prior discussion with our C-JeS artistes. JYJ had been active in promotion activities, and had been preparing for their performance in the TV special. Hence, we will be taking legal proceedings with regards to this issue of fraud; cancelling on artistes after making use of them to do promotions.

Lastly, with regards to the law dispute with JYJ’s previous agency, it is due to unfair contract which led to a civil lawsuit. This is just a rare case of artistes going against unfair lifelong contracts, it is not of the intention to spur social discussions or morals.

The verdict had stated that JYJ was free to go into solo activities as artistes.

Most of all, we would like to apologise to affected JYJ fans that are not being able to understand such an outcome. JYJ will continue to promote Jeju island with their identity as citizens of Korea, and their promotions will not have anything to do with this issue.

Thank you.”

Source: [baidutvxq] and [CJeShomepage]
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N7W New Front Page Site – JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong : I’ll Just Promote Jeju Myself !

19 Jul

“The scandal has officially gone past Korea and effected the whole system” – aktfnews

According to media reports, popular K-pop trio JYJ plan to file a complaint against Korean TV station KBS for cancelling the group’s scheduled TV appearance on Wednesday night in a concert to promote Jeju Island, which hopes to be one of the New7Wonders of Nature. In May, JYJ became honorary ambassadors for Jeju.
Responding to the KBS cancellation, band member Kim Jaejoong tweeted: “If there’s an obstacle in the way blocking the promotion of our country’s natural landscape then I’ll just promote it myself.” He then added: “@gentlechan If 100,000 people tweet a picture of Jeju Island, won’t at least 20 million people learn of it?” Kim Jaejoong also changed his Twitter profile picture to a picture of Jeju Island.

The KBS cancellation is seen in some quarters as collateral damage in a broader battle between JYJ and SM Entertainment, an independent Korean record label, talent agency, producer and publisher of pop music. A profile of SM Entertainment founder, Lee Soo Man, created the picture of an ambitious, visionary K-pop figure, who is not afraid to drive a hard bargain.

“However, there are also some concerns over SME’s growing control over the entire industry. One of them is the on-going lawsuit with JYJ, or the three former members of DBSK. Since the fallout from DBSK last year over contract disputes with SME, JYJ has not been able to land much TV spots nor freely promote their album in Korea — and many fans suspect SME might be putting ‘backdoor pressure’ on local broadcasters as well as industry officials in order to hamper the trio’s promotions as a group. There’s no proof to it, but the recent controversy over KBS and JYJ may also be an indication to the ‘backdoor pressure,’ since JYJ was replaced by SNSD and f(x), two SM artists, on a special KBS TV show. It was reported that KBS abruptly canceled JYJ’s scheduled appearance on its special show for Jeju Island’s Seven Wonders Concert, four days prior to the live broadcast, and JYJ is currently planning to file a compliant as well as a lawsuit over this issue.”

Despite the dispute, JYJ management, C-JeS Entertainment, stated on “JYJ will be cheering on Jeju Island’s effort, regardless of the current situation.”

Source: N7W News
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