Wednesday, January 12, 2011

DSP Media & SM Entertainment respond to Japanese comic strip

Earlier, a Japanese comic strip made headlines on the news for its attacks on girl groups like KARA and SNSD, in an effort to damage the Hallyu wave. On January 13th, DSP Media and SM Entertainment released official statements regarding the issue.

Jo Kwon was just kidding about dating Ga-in in real life

 A few days ago2AM’s Jo Kwon elated the “We Got Married” fandom with his confession about dating Brown Eyed Girls Ga-In. As it turns out, he really was just goofing off - MBC’s “First Time in My Life“ decided to use a little snippet of his confession in their preview to draw in more viewers.

Japanese comic strip claims the Hallyu Wave was fabricated

 A Japanese comic series belittling and attacking Korean idol singers has been circulating on the web and recently caught the attention of Korean fans.

KARA, Jung Woo Sung, and Lee Seung Gi receive Hallyu Honorary Awards

Jung Woo Sung, Lee Seung Gi, KARA, and other artists recently received the Hallyu Honorary Award.
The Ministry of Culture held the ‘2011 Content One Mind New Year Greeting‘ on January 13th at the Seoul Imperial Palace Hotel, where artists received various awards.

Jo Kwon reveals a picture of himself with BFF Sunye

2AM’s leader Jo Kwon and Wonder Girls’ leader Sunye are known to be best friends and they proved it once again through an adorable selca.

KARA releases “I’ll write you a letter” for Kim Hyung Suk’s “With Friends Part.1″

Popular producer Kim Hyung Suk, most famous for his work on the ‘My Sassy Girl’ OST / soundtrack recently recruited some talented artists for his “2011 Kim Hyung Suk With Friends Part. 1″ album. The biggest name he recruited for this collaboration album is none other than girl group, KARA.

Infinite’s Woohyun and Actor Hyunbin Surprisingly Look Alike

Recently, pictures have been uploaded to a variety of Korean blog sites of Infinite‘s Woohyun wearing the same sequined track jacket Hyunbin wore in Secret Garden. In the picture, it can be seen that the two looks very much alike even down the way the jaw is angled!

Rainbow’s Sloppy Girl Act – Habit or Good Acting Skill?

During MBC Gagshow The First Time In My Life broadcast on January 12th, Rainbow members each acted as sloppy girls set up on blind dates.

SBS’s “Secret Garden” Gains Success All Over Asia

Secret Garden is now airing throughout Asia!

“Secret Garden” Gives Walk-on Parts for Japanese Fans

400 Japanese tourists will have walk-on roles this Saturday on Secret Garden.

NRG’s Noh Yoomin Is a Daddy Now!

Even though he has revealed through an interview in last year November that he has no plans for marriage, Noh Yoomin has been a father ever since! On SBS Strong Heart, Noh Yoomin finally revealed his wedding plans through the broadcast on January 11th.The wedding ceremony will be held later this year on February 20th due to the baby’s birth delaying the original plans.

Junsu Tears Up While Talking About TVXQ

JYJ‘s Junsu recently appeared on YTN‘s News broadcast on the 12th. While promoting for his upcoming musical Tears of Heaven, a question was brought up about TVXQ which brought about a strong reaction from the idol.

4Minute to Make Late February Comeback With Full Album

Cube Entertainment had previously announced that girl group 4Minute would be making their comeback in February 2011, now the CEO has made another exciting announcement.

IU To MC Cable Music Program?

It was revealed that popular singer IU may become the MC of a cable music ranking program.

Ticket Site For BEAST’s Encore Concert Crashed in 1 Minute

The crashing of the concert ticket ordering site’s server proved BEAST‘s popularity.

D-NA Sub-Unit Group Popsicle Releases “I’ll Love You Until It Snows In Summer” Music Video

D-NA‘s Mika, Karam, and Jay are ready to melt fan’s hearts with their first single as the sub-unit group, Popsicle. Check out their first music video!

Hyomin Has 941 Contacts Saved in Her Phone

T-ara‘s Hyomin recently showed off her massive amount of personal connections.

Actor Yeo Wookhwan Arrested for Drunk Driving Escape

Officials from Seoul’s Gangnam Police Station revealed that Actor Yeo Wookhwan was arrested from making an escape after an accident caused by drunk driving.

CN Blue’s Yonghwa’s Baby Pictures Revealed

It is the truth that CN Blue‘s Jung Yonghwa has been participating actively on many variety shows recently.

J.Tune Camp Reveals BTS Video for MBLAQ’s ‘Stay’ With Rain

After releasing the music video of MBLAQ‘s ‘Stay just a few hours ago, J.Tune Entertainment has unveiled a behind-the-scenes video dance rehearsal of the boys with their senior, Rain.

Narsha Transforms Into A Bunny

Narsha revealed how she’s been living with a cute photo.

60 Year-Old Poet Inspired By Sandara Park!

2NE1‘s sweet-voiced Sandara Park has a new fan… and he is a poet!

Dara’s New Etude House CF Photos Revealed!

Dara being a bunny looks awesome as ever, right?

Teen Top Releases Comeback Mini-Album, “Transform”!

Making their first comeback since their Clap debut, Teen Top is getting to prove that they can Transform as artists with their comeback mini-album.

HangTen Reveals 2011 Plans for Kim Hyunjoong

HangTen Korea first gave a sneak peek of acting idol Kim Hyunjoong’s endorsement in its Twitter account. Now the clothing brand shares its plans for the popular star in the Year of the Rabbit.

Coin Jackson reveals their fourth member

Boasting a unique genre of ‘hip hop a-capella’, Korea’s upcoming girl group Coin Jackson has been slowly revealing their members one by one. Following the unveiling of three other girls, the identity of Kora was disclosed today!

‘Making-of’ video for GD&TOP’s “Knock Out” MV revealed with ‘LG Optimus 2x’ promos

As the representative models for the LG Optimus 2X smartphone, Big Bang’s G-Dragon and T.O.P first revealed their teaser for the “Knock Out” MV, while simultaneously promoting LG’s newest product. Recently, an interesting behind-the-scenes video was revealed which focused on the ‘making-of’ for the “Knock Out” MV, as well as interesting snippets of how the LG Optimus 2X phone could be used.

Big Bang invites fans to their “2011 BIG SHOW” concert!

Big Bang fans have been over the moon once they saw news and a teaser for the ”2011 BIG SHOW“.
Recently, a video was uploaded of the boys personally inviting fans to their upcoming concert.

JYJ’s “Good Morning” appearance confirmed for January 20th

JYJ’s segment on SBS’s “Good Morning” has finally confirmed a broadcast date for January 20th, as revealed by an SBS representative.

BEAST’s Lee Kikwang Challenges Acting, Praised for Motorcycle Chase

Just a day before, Lee Kikwang who is trying out his acting skills in MBC‘s My Princess was praised by Ryu Sooyoung.
Recently, a My Princess production crew member uploaded a picture of Kikwang filming a motorcycle chase onto me2day, which captions saying “Want to see the fire behind Kikwang’s back in the studio?”
Ryu Soo Young then posted an evaluation of Kikwang, “In this scene, Kikwang is riding the motorcycle, chasing behind me while I was driving. His powerful cycling skills helped filming to complete quickly. Kikwang is definitely a man.” Following right afterwards, Kim Taehee tweeted on her twitter praising Kikwang’s determination and hardworking attitude, making the fans very excited.
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Jokwon and Gain Believe to Have Raised the Standards of a WGM Couple

Among all the couples we have seen on MBC We Got Married, no couple has been as much as loved and as quirky as the seemingly mismatched Adam Couple, 2AM‘s kkap king Jokwon and Brown Eyed Girls‘ feisty maknae Gain.

Super Junior’s Heechul and Top Model Jang Yoonju Are Narcissistic Celebrities?

Broadcast on January 10, MBC‘s Happy Day revealed a list of celebrities suspected of narcissism.

My Princess’ Kim Taehee Transforms into Angry Princess

In MBC‘s Wednesday and Thursday drama My Princess, playing as a weird tempered cheap skate college student, Lee Sul, Kim Taehee‘s hilarious performance will be shown on the third episode, to be aired on the 12th.

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