Recently, Jang criticized one of his extreme fans.
On August 11, Jang conducted The Cri Show 2 in Shanghai, China. One of his fans, however, gave him a hard time after the concert, and the star could not help but leave some comments about it on Weibo (a Chinese version of Twitter).
On the next day, Jang left another comment which read, “I love you, my fans. I just dislike some extreme, egoistic fans who violate traffic regulations and care less about safety to follow me around 24/7. I wanted to stay longer in China and write a Shanghai diary, but I’m going back to Korea! Sorry, thank you, and love you all. Except for those extreme fans.”
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “Those crazy fans in China make you speechless.” “He has already said enough about them, but they just don’t get it.” “There are some crazy fans in Korea, but we’re speaking in global terms now.”
ZE:A, who kept busy performing the title song “Aftereffect” from their second EP Spectacular for seven weeks, will be back performing their new song without taking a long break.
On August 13, ZE:A’s agency, Star Empire, announced the group’s plan for their new song through their official fansite (www.ze-a.com).
ZE:A will take a break for one week after they appear on music programs this week and return to performing their new song “Phoenix” on August 27.
The new EP that they will release includes five songs, including the R & B version of the song “Aftereffect” and the new arrangement of the followup song “Heart for 2″ from their last summer EP Exiting.
A spokesperson for ZE:A says, “The group focused on expressing their emotions through the song “Aftereffect” but through the new song “Phoenix,” they will perform strong and powerful group dance. They want to fly high like a phoenix without giving up until the end.”
“The Japanese version of “Phoenix” has different concept from the Korean version. Considering fans and markets in each country, jacket photos and songs for the new EP will be different.”
ZE:A will visit Japan on August 24 to hold a promotion for “Phoenix.”
It’s been quite a year for SHINee and 2NE1 fans as they have been treated to two fun CFs from cosmetics brand, Etude House.
After filming a ‘Kiss Note’ CF and ‘Sun BB World Championships’ CF, the idols are back for their third collaboration CF, this time using a theme of ‘Barbie and Ken’. While Dara portrays the role of ‘Barbie’, the SHINee members each become ‘Ken’. The brand released a preview of the idols acting out their respective roles and it seems that SHINee will once more sing the theme song of the CF.
Intrigued by the members acting out as dolls? Check it out below and wait for the official CF to drop on August 20th!
Kara has released a teaser photo of maknae, Ji Young.
Ji Young looks incredibly matured in this photo with a bold coloured lipstick and a flimsy clothing for their album jacket photo. Korea’s most loved ‘Giant Baby’ looks really grown up and different than the Ji Young Netizens used to see before this.
Besides that, Kara has also released a new teaser of Ji Young on their official YouTube channel, DSPKARA. Check out the teaser below!
Every seat is sold out for FT Island’s exclusive concert.
FT Island will hold the ‘Take FT Island’ on September 1 and 2 at Olympic Park in Seoul.
Tickets sold out as soon as they went on sale on August 10 at 8 o’clock in the evening.
CJ E & M, who is in charge of directing the group’s concert, says, “FT Island is very powerful in tickets sales not only in Korea but also in foreign countries. It has been almost a year since they held an exclusive concert in Korea and that made their fans even more excited about the concert.”
After the concert, the group will release their new EP in mid-September.
FT Island released their eighth Japanese single “Top Secret” on August 8 and drew a lot of attention by ranking fifth on the Oricon daily chart.
Just last week, SM’s boy group Super Junior released their repackaged 6th album SPY, in which they would promote SPY as their follow-up song.
It was widely speculated that the MV would soon be uploaded online soon after the release of the repackaged album, but for a little over a week, no MV would appear, prompting fans to believe that Korea’s new MV rules regarding MVs to be screened before being uploaded to YouTube had delayed the MV’s release. But fans will no longer have to wait as the MV was recently released and goes hand-in-hand with a 007 spy theme.
Wonder Girls’ “Like Money” is receiving favorable reviews from several music sites in the United States.
All Access, a major music site in the United States, introduced the song “Like Money” as one of the new Top 40 songs.
The website said, “Wonder Girls has created a pop sensation by drawing over 2 million Twitter followers and 1 million Facebook fans. The group has become popular in the United States by appearing on many TV programs and collaborating with the Jonas Brothers. They are going to create another sensation with AKon.”
The song was introduced through AOL (America On Line) and MTV and is getting played in several radio stations, including, KDWB, WKQI, KBFF, and WKSE.
The song has trendy electronic sounds and AKon is featured rapping in the song. Top artists, including, Rihanna, songwriter Cri$tyle, producers Lee Woo Seok and Rainstone, choreographer Jonte Moaning, and stylist Johnny Wujek worked together on the song.
A spokesperson for JYP Entertainment says, “Media outlets and music sites in the United states are paying attention to the song and giving it favorable reviews. Please support the Wonder Girls as they challenge the world market.”
Super Junior recently showed off their looks in suits.
On August 12, Yesung uploaded two pictures on his Twitter account with the comment, “Super Junior Y Style with sunglasses. Good-looking guys in the music video of ‘Spy.’”
In the pictures, Super Junior members are showing off their nice looks in simple black suits. They also look charismatic with black sunglasses. Their manly look is especially attracting a lot of attention.
Their charismatic poses are also very impressive. The members are making a strong impression by posing as if they’re pointing guns at somewhere.
People responded: “Super Junior members look great in suit.” “They’re so charismatic.” “They look so serious, but they also look so funny.”
The music video of “Spy” was uploaded on Super Junior’s official Facebook page on August 13.
T-ara’s Soyeon is now being taken to Seoul in a neck pad.
On August 13 around 12:30 p.m., Core Contents Media, Soyeon’s agency, reported, “Soyeon was given first aid at a hospital in Gumi and is currently being taken to Seoul. She will have a thorough medical checkup at a hospital in Seoul.”
In some pictures that Starnews exclusively obtained, Soyeon is lying on the hospital bed in a neck pad. It looks like she’s suffering from pain.
Core Contents Media says, “It doesn’t seem like Soyeon is seriously injured, but she’s been very scared ever since the accident. She’s complaining of pain in the neck, the shoulders, and the back. We canceled the shooting of Haeundae Lovers for today. The shooting will be rescheduled depending on Soyeon’s condition, but Soyeon has strong will to start working again very soon.”
Soyeon was on her way to Busan to shoot KBS 2TV’s drama series Haeundae Lovers around 6:00 a.m. and got into an accident as the car she was in skidded in the rain, crashed into the guardrail, and overturned.
Soyeon and her manager and stylist were in the car, and they were immediately taken to the nearest hospital. After receiving first aid, they had thorough medical checkups.
Soyeon is currently playing the role of Lee Kwan Soon, a spoiled sister of Go Sora (played by Jo Yeo Jung) in Haeundae Lovers.
Selling over 500,000 copies of their fifth album (including its repackaged album) last year, Super Junior are again expected to have a high record of album sales for their sixth album, Sexy, Free & Single.
According to the July album sales counted by the Gaon Chart, Super Junior’s sixth album ranked first with total sales of 335,744 copies.
Super Junior’s sixth album had topped the chart for three consecutive weeks since it ranked first in the second week of July, the first week of its release. This album also attracted a lot of attention because Gangin participated in the album after being released from the army.
B2ST ranked second with their new EP, “Midnight Sun,” with total sales of 67,835 copies, and 2PM’s Wooyoung ranked third with his first solo album, 23, Male, Single, with total sales of 52,618 copies.
T-ara’s Day By Day ranked fourth with total sales of 34,181 copies.
Psy’s fifth album, Psy 6 甲 Part. 1, ranked fifth with total sales of 32,309 copies and BoA’s seventh album, Only One, ranked sixth with total sales of 28,576 copies.
NU’EST’s new album, Action, also attracted a lot of attention by ranking eighth (15,564 copies).
As individual songs, 2NE1′s “I Love You” ranked first with 1,522,263 downloads, beating T-ara’s “Day By Day (1,369,848 downloads).”
Producer Jeon Ki Sang recently talked about why he cast f(x)’s Sulli and SHINee’s Min Ho.
On August 13, Jeon attended a press conference for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday series To The Beautiful You in Seoul.
He said, “The main characters in the series are a high school boy and girl and the girl disguises herself into a boy. That reminded me of Min Ho and Sulli.”
“I interviewed the two stars and they had to attend the audition to prove to me that they were good enough to appear in the series.”
“I think Min Ho is perfect for the series because he plays the role of a high jump gold medalist. As you have seen on TV, Min Ho is very good at jumping high. Thanks to him, we could shoot nice scenes.”
He also talked about Sulli. “I was worried at first but I knew that Sulli would look good with short hair. When she attended the audition, she was very passionate and said that she would get her hair cut right away. Her easy going personality goes well with the character too.”
Jeon has directed several TV series, including, Boys over Flowers, Witch Yoo Hee, My Girl, and Delightful Girl Choon Hyang.
The series is about a girl named Goo Jae Hee (played by Sulli), who transfers to the same school that high jump gold medalist Kang Tae Joon (played by Min Ho) attends. Besides Sulli and Min Ho, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Won, Seo Jun Young, Kang Ha Neul, ZE:A’s Hwang Kwang Hee, Yoo Min Kyu, Kim Tae Young, Kang Kyung Joon, and Lee Young Eun will appear on the series, which will start airing on August 15.