Actor Jang Keun Suk has become the most popular Korean celebrity in Taiwan.
On July 24, Jang’s agency reported that Jang ranked first on the top ten most Korean popular male celebrities of the first half of 2012 on Yahoo, the biggest portal site in Taiwan.
According to the agency, KBS 2TV’s Love Rain is currently airing in Taiwan and the leading actor Jang is popular among Taiwanese viewers because of his handsome face and his character’s carefree personality.
Besides Jang, Kim Hyun Joong ranked second and JYJ’s Yoo Chun ranked third.
Jang recently finished his concert tour, the 2012 Jang Keun Suk Asian Tour – The Cri Show 2, in Seoul and Yokohama, Japan, and will continue in Taipei, Taiwan, on September 1 and 2.
2PM’s Nichkhun will undergo an additional investigation by the police because of an accident he had while driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to a report from the Gangnam Police Station on July 24, Nichkhun ran into a motorcycle that was entering an intersection from his right while he was driving his Volkswagen at around 2:45 a.m. on July 24.
Because of this accident, the motorcycle rider, a Mr. Park, was injured and taken to the Konkuk University Medical Center. It’s been revealed that Nichkhun was driving with a blood alcohol-content level of 0.056%, which could lead to the revocation of his driver’s license.
According to the police, Nichkhun decided to deal with the motorcycle rider through insurance and was sent home after a two-hour investigation. At the investigation, Nichkhun admitted that he had been drinking and regretted his wrongdoing.
However, the police will summon Nichkhun again to investigate the exact cause of the accident.
The official in charge, from the traffic investigation division at the Gangnam Police Station, reported, “When the accident occurred, Nichkhun wasn’t very drunk, because the concentration of alcohol in his blood was only 0.056%, but he will report to the police again for an on-the-spot investigation. We will soon talk to the victim and set a date for the inspection. We’ll investigate this case without detaining him. After finding out the exact cause of the accident, we’ll send the case to the public prosecutor’s office.”
JYP Entertainment, Nichkhun’s agency, says, “After practicing for a JYP concert, Nichkhun had dinner with all the artists from JYP and drank about two glasses of beer. He got into the accident while he was driving back to his place after that. Both Nichkhun and we admit that it happened from carelessness and we apologize for that. If a further investigation is needed, we’ll fully cooperate.”
TVXQ’s Yunho is now ready to support BoA for her new release.
BoA will hold a comeback show as she’s releasing a new album. BoA’s comeback show, BoA4354, will air on July 28 at 12:05 p.m. on SBS TV.
On the comeback show, BoA will perform “Only One,” the lead track of her seventh album that she wrote and composed, and talk about her life, which ranges from her first performance to the time immediately after her debut and the present.
For this show, TVXQ’s Yunho prepared a performance with BoA. They will give a special performance for the lead song, “Only One,” together.
“Only One” is currently receiving favorable reviews from a lot of music fans, topping the real-time and daily charts immediately after it was released on July 22. BoA’s seventh album will be released offline on July 25.
Super Junior’s Kibum is currently suffering from an atopic disease.
On July 24, a spokesperson for Kibum said, “Kibum went to a hospital while he was taking a break after his drama series was over. He has appeared in tvN’s new drama series until recently. The drama was over on July 17, so he was taking a break, but he showed the symptoms of an atopic disease all of sudden. The doctor said he would be fine by next Monday. Fortunately, he doesn’t have any special schedules like commercial shooting this week.”
According to Kibum’s agency, Kibum is currently rearranging his schedule because of his atopic disease. It seems like the disease was caused because of the hot weather and his exhausted condition after the drama shooting was over.
Kibum played Keum Eun Dong in the drama series I Love Italy, which went off the air on July 17, and appealed to viewers with his innocent, reliable looks.
Kibum received favorable review for his acting in the series.
New SM boy group EXO is making their way to Bangkok, Thailand, to meet lucky fans.
EXO-K and EXO-M have regrouped once more to present to fans a fun mini live in a fanmeeting to be held on July 28th. KPOP on Facebook, which is a page headed by SM to bring to fans the latest in KPOP, wrote in the captions, “EXO will go to Thailand this week for their first promotion in Thailand. We will be taking pictures of EXO members while staying in Thailand. So, write what you want to see from their promotion as a comment, then we will upload it on ‘KPOP on facebook’ page.”
For those of you interested in wanting to see fun pictures of the members, don’t forget to click the source link to leave your comment on what pictures you would like to see.
Singer and actor Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) will appear on the Yeosu Expo special stage.
On July 24, according to Defense Media Agency (DMA), Rain will give a powerful performance on July 28 at the ‘Defense Media Agency Special K-pop Concert.’
Besides Rain, star soldiers, including KCM and Untouchable’s Park Kyung Wook and Kim Sung Won, will appear at the concert.
Singer Jeok Woo will also give a special performance and entertain the visitors.
An official for Yeosu Expo says, “We prepared the K-pop Festival to receive more attention from the inside and outside of the country. DMA performed at the opening concert for the Expo in June and it was very successful. That’s why we prepared the second concert, in which Rain and KCM will appear.”