f(x)’s Sulli and SHINee’s Min Ho, who will appear on SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday series Hana Kimi, recently took a pictorial together for the fashion magazine Vogue Girl.
Since Sulli plays the role of a high school girl, who disguise herself into a boy, she cut her long hair short and showed off her charms as a pretty boy. The series is based on the Japanese comic book with the same title and it has already been made into a successful TV drama.
Producer Jeon Gi Sang, who directed Boys over Flowers, will also direct the series and will make it into a must-see drama. Sulli and Min Ho made the audience eagerly anticipate the series with their similarities to the characters from the original comic book.
After the photo shoot, Sulli said in an interview, “As soon as I was cast in the series I felt burdened but I also knew that I would do my best.” Mi Ho said, “I will portray different character that Oguri Shun played in the Japanese version of the series.”
The pictorial will be included in the August issue of the magazine.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently attracted a lot of attention by making a deep bow to thank all Super Junior members for celebrating his birthday. Making a deep bow, he buried his face in his birthday cake.
In the episode of KBS 2TV’s Star Life Theater that aired on July 18, Super Junior members prepared a surprise birthday party for Leeteuk.
Leeteuk sensed that the members prepared a birthday party for him, but he didn’t know his birthday cake was made by them. After finding out about the fact, he was deeply touched and brightly smiled at the members. He said thank you to them and cut the cake.
Leeteuk soon made a deep bow, loudly saying, “All viewers of Star Life Theater and Super Junior fans, thank you so much,” and entertained everyone by burying his face in the cake.
In the episode, videos of Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Sungmin filmed when they were trainees were also released.
Lee Min Ho recently released a picture of himself.
On July 18, Lee uploaded a picture of himself on his Twitter account with the comment, “It looks like it’s going to rain a lot. After this shooting, I’m going to join the Faith team again. Everyone, have a nice summer!”
Working for an outdoor clothing brand as a model, Lee did a photo shoot with SNSD’s Yoona. In the picture, Lee is having an awkward smile, but he’s immediately catching many people’s eyes with his handsome face.
People responded: “I can now see Lee Min Ho on TV!” “Lee Min Ho is so handsome.” “Lee Min Ho’s awkward smile looks so funny.”
The new drama series Faith, starring Lee and Kim Hee Sun, will start airing on August 13.
Recently, Super Junior was crowned again in M.net’s M Count Down.
In the live episode of the cable channel M.net’s M Count Down which took place at the CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul on July 19, Super Junior ranked at the top of the music chart again, with the song “Sexy, Free & Single.”
The group competed with 2NE1 and Sistar for the top ranking.
After receiving a trophy, member Ryeowook said, “We thank you all, our fans and managers.”
The title track of the group’s sixth album, “Sexy, Free & Single,” is a dance song which puts an emphasis on the group’s distinctive rhythm. The chorus is especially designed to be addictive in order to make the group dance stand out and leave a strong impression.
Alongside Super Junior, the show also covers performances of 2NE1, A-Jax, B.A.P, C-Clown, Glam, NS Yoon-G, Gangkidz, Nu’est, Dalmatian, Jang Woo Young, ZE:A, and Juniel.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk revealed a secret story saying that he almost debuted as the group ‘smile’ in the past.
On the episode of KBS 2TV’s Star Life Theater, which aired on the afternoon of July 19, Leeteuk told a heartbreaking story during his trainee years, revealing that he couldn’t debut as the group ‘smile’ with the friends he knew intimately for thirteen years.
Leeteuk said, “Donghae, me, and three other friends prepared to debut as a five-member group. However, the timing overlapped with the debut of TVXQ.”
He added, “The agency struggled between us. In the end, TVXQ debuted and we didn’t.”
Leeteuk complimented on Donghae, “Donghae always goes to the gym to work out. He never misses a day. He even goes to the gym even if the schedules end in early morning.”
2NE1 recently became fashion magazine directors for their own pictorial.
2NE1 recently released covers and pages of the entertainment & lifestyle magazine First Look they created and organized by themselves.
The photo shoot for the magazine was conducted for its special issue in celebration of its one-year anniversary. For this special issue, 2NE1 members participated in creating four different magazine covers as well as style, beauty, relationship, and culture sections of the magazine under the theme of New Evolution.
CL presented a T-shirt that she designed in the section of Style Evolution by CL, and Sandara Park did a photo shoot with her brother MBLAQ’s Cheon Dung for the section of New Relationship by Dara.
Park Bom gave advice on makeup and beauty care in the section of Beauty Evolution by Bom, and Gong Min Ji showed off her artistic side in the section of Culture Evolution by Min Ji.
Despite the long hours of shooting, 2NE1 members participated in the work with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and clearly showed their personalities in the pictorial.
2NE1 will hold the first concert of their world tour New Evolution at the Gymnastics Stadium in Olympic Park on July 28 and 29.
The decision from the court on the matter of exclusive contract between SM Entertainment and JYJ (Jae Joong, Jun Su, and Yoo Chun) was postponed.
The decision was supposed to be given on July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Seoul Central District Court. However, it was postponed again. The decision will now be given on August 10.
SM Entertainment and JYJ have tried to reconcile their differences, having postponed the court’s decision six times since May. However, the reconciliation couldn’t be brought about and they were again brought into court at the end of last year.
They set a date to plead the case in May and made their points to each other, but they couldn’t reconcile because of their clear differences. However, before the decision was made from the court, SM Entertainment proposed a settlement again.
JYJ filed for an injunction in 2009 to verify invalidity of their unfair exclusive contract with SM Entertainment. As the court granted it, SM Entertainment filed a lawsuit to confirm validity of the exclusive contract and also brought an action for damage against them in April, 2010. At this, JYJ again filed a lawsuit to verify invalidity of the contract.
The court dismissed all actions brought by SM Entertainment against Jae Joong, Yoo Chun, and Jun Su in February last year. Through the decision from the court, the exclusive contract between SM Entertainment and JYJ was declared null and void.
CN Blue will go on a concert tour in Japan in October.
Starting in Nagoya on October 2, CN Blue will hold a total of nine concerts in six cities in Japan until October 21.
On July 19, FNC Entertainment, CN Blue’s agency, said, “Because CN Blue have received many favorable responses in Japan, we’re expecting about 100,000 audiences will come to CN Blue’s concerts.”
CN Blue will hold concerts in Nagoya (at the Nihhon Gaishi Hall) on October 2 and 3, Nikata (at Toki Messe) on 7, Osaka (at the Osaka Jyo Hall) on 10 and 11, Hiroshima (at the Hiroshima Green Arena) on 13, Sizuoka (at the Sizuoka Ekopa Arena) on 16, and Saitama (at the Saitama Super Arena) on 20 and 21.
Big Bang’s Taeyang released a few pictures of himself with G-Dragon and m-flo’s Verbal.
On July 18, Taeyang uploaded two pictures on his Twitter account. In the pictures, Taeyang, G-Dragon, and Verbal are dressed in clothes with unusual designs, showing off their great tastes in fashion not only on stage but also in their daily life.
In the pictures, G-Dragon and Taeyang are making mischievous looks on their faces, standing on both sides of Verbal. G-Dragon is wearing a T-shirt with an unusual picture printed on the front and white sunglasses. Taeyang is wearing square-framed sunglasses and a black cap, giving an accent to his look with a bangle.
Verbal was invited to the 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival as a guest on July 15 and Taeyang attended the festival as m-flo’s guest.
JYJ’s Jun Su started working on recording for a repackaged album with the best American producers.
C-jes Entertainment, Jun Su’s agency, says, “Jun Su is currently recording a song in English for his world tour. He’ll soon shoot a music video for the song. I cannot tell you the title and genre of the song yet, but the songwriter Bruce ‘Automatic’ Vanderveer from Sony Music participated in the production of the song. He’s a talented songwriter who has worked with Christina Aguilera, The Wanted, and Leona Lewis.”
A person related with the American music industry says, “Many American producers are interested in Asian artists nowadays. This project also started as some of American producers got to be interested in C-jes’s plan and JYJ’s talents. The success of their world tour is guaranteed and this song will entertain many global music fans.”
The songwriter Automatic says, “I was surprised by Jun Su. He sings with sincerity. I was thinking of two days to record but just one day was enough for him. I was very surprised by him throughout the recording. I’m so happy that I could work with him.”
The best American producer and crew members will also participate in creating a music video of the song.
The music video director Marc Klasfeld, who will direct Jun Su’s music video, produced a music video of “We Are Young,” which recently topped the Billboard Chart, and has worked with Beyonce, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Far East Movement.
Klasfeld says, “I was very surprised by the music video of Jun Su’s ‘Tarantallegra.’ His performance was great and his acting was also very good. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Jun Su says, “I got confidence after releasing a worldwide album and going on a world tour. I believe it’s bringing such good results. I’m so happy to work with such great artists.”
The repackaged album will be released in mid-August. Jun Su will go on a world tour to North and South America and Europe from the end of August to October.
Group B.A.P recently scrapped all 50,000 copies of their first mini album No Mercy, which was going to be released on July 19.
The group released all five songs from the album and a music video on July 19. They were going to release the album both on and offline but they found some problems in the finished copies. As a result, they decided to scarp all the copies and make them again.
On July 19, the group’s agency, TS Entertainment, said, “We did our best to release the album on and offline on July 19 but the finished goods were not good enough to present. The impression of the album color was not quite what we wanted so we decided to scrap all the copies. Since the concept for the group is ‘Pop-Boy,’ they will show various primary colors and we wanted those colors to be perfect.”
The title song “No Mercy,” which was released on July 19, ranked tenth on Melon’s real time chart. It is an exciting hip hop song, with a rock riff combination. Bang Yong Guk and Zelo rapped for the song with an accent and Samulnori, a traditional Korean music performance, complemented the song.
Hong Won Gi, one of the top music video directors in Korea, who has worked with SNSD, Super Junior, and B2ST, created a masterpiece for B.A.P.
The group will appear on Mnet’s M Countdown, KBS’s Music Bank, MBC’s Music Core, and SBS’s Inkigayo to perform their new song.
After a long 2-year hiatus, K-Pop’s Queen BoA is back to rule with her 7th album! After announcing her comeback and teasing with poster releases, a music video teaser was revealed via SM’s youtube channel.
The drama-like video has BoA looking feminine and chic in pink, sitting opposite actor Yoo Ah In. Both appear to be on a date in a cafe. Titled ‘Only One’, the song is a ballad with a sweet melody.
‘Only One’ is set to be released online through music sites such as iTunes, Olleh Music, and Melon. BoA will appear on her own show BoA 4354on 28 July and will make her comeback stage with ‘Only One’ then. The show will also feature interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
Stay tuned for the full music video and album release!
VIPs, do you remember what’s going to happen on 28th July? Yes! It’s day for official ticket sale to Big Bang’s 2012 Alive Tour in Malaysia! A big thanks to Running Into The Sun for bringing the concert alive to Malaysia. Here are some details on how to secure your ticket to the concert of the year.
Here’s an overview of ticket purchasing methods.
Outlet: fahrenheit88 Concourse, Ground Floor, 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Time: 1030hrs to 1800hrs
Payment: Payment can be made via credit card (Visa, Mastercard), debit card and cash
Concierge: +60 3 2148 5488
Hotline: +60 3 8775 4666
Outlets: For list of Red Tix outlets, please refer to the Red Tix website
Payment: Payment can be made via credit card (Visa, Mastercard), debit card and cash at all outlets
Hotline: +60 3 9222 8811
Outlets: For list of Ticketcharge outlets, please refer to the Ticketcharge website
Payment: Payment can be made via credit card (Visa, Mastercard), debit card and cash at all outlets
(For the category of tickets available via Ticketcharge and Red Tix, please refer to their respective websites. Ticketing booths will open at fahrenheit88 from 1030hrs to 1800hrs. Fans are advised not to queue overnight for safety reasons.)
BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour (Malaysia) concert tickets sale will be officially launched on 28th July 2012. To ensure ticket availability for fans in Malaysia, concert organizer Running Into The Sun has specially arranged eight ticketing counters at fahrenheit88 on 28th, from 1030hrs to 1800hrs. Online and hotline bookings will only be made available from 1200hrs onwards to help to ease the expected rush for tickets. Fans who attend the ticket launch event can guarantee themselves a ticket to the concert, as long as they are able to enter the ticketing queue between 1030hrs to 1800hrs at fahrenheit88. In addition, all VIP tickets (RM 688) and 300 priority premiere rock pit tickets (RM 588) will be available only at fahrenheit88.
These 300 priority premiere rock pit tickets consist of 150 premiere rock pit A tickets and 150 premiere rock pit B tickets, the only priority tickets to the premiere rock pits. Priority rock pit tickets allow entry to the rock pits before everyone else on concert day, so fans will not need to queue early in order to get the best views.
However, please take note that for safety reasons, the age limit for tickets are 6 years old for all seated tickets, and 12 years old for rock pit tickets. Each transaction is capped at a maximum of 10 tickets to prevent any black market reselling of tickets and to ensure availability of tickets.
Tickets are available at RM 688, RM 588, RM 488, RM 388, RM 288, RM 198, RM 188 and RM 98 with only 12,000 tickets available. Here’s the seating allocation for each ticket category.
BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia is set to be the concert of the year with a massive RM 4 million production show, in a one-night only concert at Stadium Merdeka on 27 Oct 2012. In addition, Big Bang Alive tour will provide fans with a sky-high experience perfect for a night of high-energy partying, with characteristic of global superstars BIGBANG’s unique hip-hop and freestyle dance moves and famous party tunes such as “Fantastic Baby” and “Tonight”.
BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia is sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and presented by YG Entertainmentand Live Nation Entertainment, and organized by Running Into The Sun.
For more information, fans can contact concert organizer Running Into The Sun: www.runningintothesun.com