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August 16, 2012

JYJ’s Junsu releases “Uncommitted” on Aug. 17

Jun Su (of JYJ)’s first English song, “Uncommitted,” will be released on August 17.
C-Jes Entertainment, Junsu’s agency, reported, “‘Uncommitted’ will be released on August 17 at noon on online music sites. A music video of the song will also be released on JYJ’s official YouTube channel ( For Junsu’s first world tour, an American songwriter from Sony Music made an urban R&B song. This middle-tempo song will be a great gift for all fans from North and South America and Europe.”
“Uncommitted” is about a man who tells his lover to trust him as she leaves him in disbelief.
This song is composed by the world-renowned songwriter Automatic, who has worked with Christina Aguilera, The Wanted, and Leona Lewis. Junsu’s romantic voice and a melody of the song create a perfect harmony.
The music video of this song is also attracting a lot of attention.
In the first and second teasers of the video released on August 14 and 15, Junsu attracts a lot of attention with a big change in his style. In the video, Junsu enjoys dating with two girls. Junsu’s fans enthusiastically responded to this attractive look of him.
Marc Klasfeld, the director of the music video, says, “Junsu’s performance was impressive throughout the shooting. It was really fun to work with such a talented artist like Junsu.” Klasfeld has worked with such artists as Beyonce, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Far East Movement.
Junsu’s first single will also be released offline on August 23.
Source: TV Report

SHINee to release 5th Japanese single ‘Dazzling Girl’ come October

Boy group SHINee is set to release a new Japanese single in October.
The release of the Japanese single, titled Dazzling Girl, is their fifth Japanese single to date since their debut last year and also their first original Japanese single, as their previous Japanese singles have been remakes of their hit Korean songs. Dazzling Girl will hit stores on October 10th and have three different CD editions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition.
Limited Edition A
◇ TOCT-40450 — 2,600 yen with tax; 2,476 yen without tax
◇ CD + DVD + 11 Sheets of Photoshoot Photocards + Collectible Clutch Bag + Bonus Trading Card (One random card out of six)
★ Trading Card (One random card out of six)
★ Includes a set of 11 PHOTO BOOKLET CARDS!
★ The DVD includes the Dazzling Girl music video, and the jacket & music video shooting sketch!
M1. Dazzling Girl
M2. Run With Me
T1. Dazzling Girl Music Video
T2. Dazzling Girl Jacket & Music Video Shooting Sketch
Limited Edition B
◇ TOCT-45100 — 1,600 yen with tax; 1,524 yen without tax
◇ CD + 6 Sheets of Photoshoot Photocards + 3-Part Digipack Format* + Bonus Trading Card (One random card out of six)
★ “Bodyguard” from SHINee’s THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012″ will be released for the first time in a live Japanese studio version (bonus track)
★ Includes 6 sheets of photo cards!
M1. Dazzling Girl
M2. Run With Me
M3. Bodyguard [Rearranged] [Studio Version] [Live] (Bonus Track)
Regular Edition
◇ TOCT-40451 — 1,200 yen with tax; 1,143 yen without tax
★ First press CDs will include one random card out of six.
M1. Dazzling Girl
M2. Run With Me
M3. Dazzling Girl [Instrumental]
M4. Run With Me [Instrumental]

B2ST win a triple crown on M Countdown

B2ST won a triple crown with “It’s A Beautiful Night.”
In the episode of Mnet’s M Countdown that aired live on August 16, B2ST topped the chart of the show again with “It’s A Beautiful Night,” a lead track of their new album.
B2ST won a triple crown, competing against Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” which is currently very popular, and BoA’s “Only One.”
B2ST attracted a lot of attention because they’ve topped the chart for three consecutive weeks on M Countdown.
B2ST’s Jun Hyung said, “I think we should thank Beauty (B2ST’s fan club) for this.”
Yo Seob said, “We all appreciate our parents and our company. We also appreciate the songwriter and the choreographer who made this great song and performance.”
In the episode, Sistar, ZE:A, Super Nova, Shin Yong Jae, and NU’EST also performed.
Source: Xportsnews

Additional tickets to BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia will be available for sale on 17th August

BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia – When tickets launched for sale on 28 Jul 2012, a total of 12,000 tickets sold out over the weekend; as well as over 3,000 people crowding at the ticket launch event. While many jumped with joy after successfully getting their tickets, some were saddened to find out that all tickets were sold out. Luckily for those fans that have missed their chances to purchase concert tickets previously, concert organizer Running Into The Sun announced today that they will be adding more tickets for sale via ticketing agents Ticketcharge and Red Tix on 17th August, in a bid to prevent reselling of tickets in the black market. Ticket categories available from tomorrow are: Categories 2 (RM 588, Premiere Rockpit Freestanding), 3 (RM 488, Rockpit Freestanding), 4 (RM 388, Fixed Seating), 6 (RM 198, Freeseating) and 7 (RM 188, Freestanding).

“We want to encourage fans not to purchase tickets from unauthorized sources, and we are doing our very best to prevent this. We’ve relooked at the configuration of the stadium and added in more tickets within the safety regulations to ensure more fans will be able to purchase tickets at the acceptable prices” says Wendy Ng, Executive Producer of Running Into The Sun.
BIGBANG, consisting of five K-pop heroes G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Seungri and Daesung, will perform the Malaysia leg of the BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 in their very first concert in Malaysia. BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia will also be the first outdoor concert across Asia; a skyhigh experience perfect for a night of high-energy partying, characteristic of global superstars BIGBANG’s unique hip-hop and freestyle dance moves and famous party tunes such as “Fantastic Baby” and “Tonight”. The immensely popular concert is set to be the concert of the year, with a massive RM 4 million production value, in a one-night only performance at Stadium Merdeka on 27 Oct 2012.
BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour 2012 Malaysia is sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and presented by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment, and organized by Running Into The Sun.
BIGBANG’s Official Facebook Page:
For more information, fans can contact concert organizer Running Into The Sun:
Twitter: @RITSmy
Weibo: @RITSconcerts

FT Island releases a poster for Take FT Island

Band FT Island recently released a poster for their sixth exclusive concert Take FT Island, which will be held at Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea on September 1 and 2.
Like the concept ‘As you see, as you hear. Let’s listen to FT Island’s music! FT Island reach out their hands’ for the concert, in the poster, Lee Hong Ki is reaching out his hand towards the fans.
Since they released their EP Grown Up in February, they have been keeping busy overseas, including, the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. They will return to performing in Korea with their fourth EP in September.
Since the band is well known as an artist with very powerful ticket sales, as soon as they started selling tickets for the concert Take FT Island on August 10, every seat was booked, proving that they are very popular among the public.
Source: Xportsnews

Teen Top say, “We want to be together for a long time like Shinhwa”

A pictorial of Teen Top was recently published.
Currently promoting their new song, “Will You Go Out With Me?” Teen Top did a photo shoot and an interview for the September issue of the fashion magazine Elle Girl.
Releasing three singles and three EPs for two years, Teen Top is currently appealing to many girls with “Will You Go Out With Me?” Unlike their strong image, which is represented by the provocative lyrics and the perfect group dance of their songs, they were actually very nice and polite.

In the interview, Niel was asked, ”Do you usually ask a girl out with confidence like the name of your latest song?” and he said, “I’m not that confident unless I’m on the stage, so I don’t think I can.”
Changjo said, “I’m nowadays enjoying skateboarding with other members,” and L.Joe showed his passion for music and performance by saying writing his own songs as a goal for this year.
Teen Top also said, “We want to be together for a long time like Shinhwa, working individually and together.”
Source: TV Report

CN Blue perform at A-Nation Music Week

CN Blue performed at Rock Nation, the last part of A-Nation Music Week, a festival held in Japan.
A-Nation was held from August 3 to 12 at the First Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan, and CN Blue performed in the last part of the festival, Rock Nation.
In addition to CN Blue, Anna Tsuchiya, Sads, and Vamps performed at Rock Nation.
When CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk, and Lee Jung Shin appeared on the stage, the place was filled with shouts. The Japanese audience enthusiastically responded to CN Blue’s performance.
CN Blue told the audience, “We’re so happy to be here and give a performance for you at this great festival. Thank you so much.”
A-Nation is a large-scale summer music festival in Japan, in which many popular Japanese musicians perform. Hyde, a vocalist and guitarist of Vamps, asked CN Blue to perform on the last day of the festival.
Such artists as m-flo, 三代目J Soul Brothers, the GazettE, and AKB48 performed at A-Nation, which was held for ten days. The Music Week, which combined music with fashion, food, and entertainment, also received lots of favorable reviews.
Source: TV Report

Super Junior’s Donghae and Siwon take a picture with over 20,000 fans in the Philippines

Super Junior’s Donghae and Siwon took a picture together at their fan meeting in the Philippines.
On August 15, Donghae uploaded a picture of himself with Siwon on his Twitter account with the comment, “All 20,000 ELF (Super Junior’s fan club) members! Thank you so much for coming to the fan meeting! It’s been a while and I saw you had become a lot prettier.”
In the picture, Donghae is in a friendly pose with Siwon with over 20,000 fans in the background.
People responded: “We’ve become prettier, too.” “I envy the fans in the Philippines.” “Super Junior is the real Hallyu singing group.”
Donghae plays the lead role of Go Seung Ji in Channel A’s new drama series Panda and Hedgehog, which will start airing on August 18.
Source: Starnews

2NE1 will meet their fans through Facebook Live

2NE1 will meet their fans all over the world through an interview on Facebook Live as the first Asian singing group.
On August 16, YG Entertainment, 2NE1′s agency, reported that 2NE1, who are currently in the U.S. to hold a concert, part of their world tour titled New Evolution, will appear on the live talk show Facebook Live for about 45 minutes on August 24 at 9:00 a.m. (Korean time).
Such famous people as President Barack Obama, Madonna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and Oprah Winfrey have appeared on the show.
Currently communicating with over three million fans on Facebook, 2NE1 will give their thoughts on their first concert in the U.S. and answer questions from people all over the world on the show.
2NE1 will also give interviews to the U.S. media sources and promote their songs in the U.S.
Source: Starnews

Super Junior’s Siwon says, “Super Junior members are now used to each other”

Super Junior’s Siwon recently showed his affection for his group, Super Junior.
Siwon showed his affection for Super Junior in his interview conducted by the magazine First Look, which was released on August 16.
Siwon said, “Super Junior members have been together since 2005. There have been so many things happened between us. If there’s a problem, we try to talk first. We all know what each other likes and dislikes. We’re now so used to each other. I want to be with them for a long time.”
Siwon also talked about his worries as an actor. He said, “There’s a fixed image of me. Because the fixed image is not only about me as an actor but also about me as a person, I want to change that.”
A few photos of Siwon were also released together. In the photos, Siwon is showing off his fresh look as a 25-year-old man, getting away from his sexy, manly look.
The interview with Siwon and his photos can be seen on First Look Online ( and Mobile First Look (
Source: TV Report

SNSD will release “Paparazzi” in Korea on Aug. 16

SNSD’s latest Japanese single, “Paparazzi,” will be released in Korea on August 16.
SNSD’s fourth Japanese single, “Paparazzi,” which was released in Japan on June 27, is a song that topped the Oricon single daily chart and the iTunes Japan single daily chart.
“Paparazzi” is a dance song characterized by a dreamy sound and an addictive melody. Such world-renowned musicians as Miles Walker, who has worked with the pop star Beyonce, Sterling Sound, and Tom Coyne participated in the making of the single. SNSD’s fancy performance for the song makes it even more attractive.
This single will be released in a total of three versions, a limited version(CD+DVD), a regular version(CD+DVD), and a CD version. The DVD contains a music video of “Paparazzi.”
SNSD will participate in SM Town Live World Tour III in Seoul, which will be held at the main Sports Complex in Seoul on August 18.
Source: TV Report

Big Bang will release a new song in Japan in September

Big Bang will release a new song in Japan in two years.
Big Bang will release a new single in Japan on September 19. Successfully finishing a concert tour of Japan in June, they will release a new single in Japan before starting a tour of Asia.
Starting in Singapore on September 28, Big Bang will hold concerts in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 6 and 7; Jakarta, Indonesia, on October 13; Taipei, Taiwan, on October 20 and 21; Manila, the Philippines, on October 24; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 27; and Hong Kong on December 8.
Big Bang’s Seungri is the only member currently working in Japan.
Being acknowledged as a talented entertainer in Japan through several TV shows, Seungri will hold his first fan meeting in Japan in Tokyo on August 27 and in Osaka on September 9. Seungri’s talented look appealed to many people in Japan as well as people in Korea.
Big Bang are also planning to have a tour of the U.S. and South America at the end of this year. They will hold concerts at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on November 3 and the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on November 9. They’ll also hold concerts in São Paulo, Brazil, and Lima, Peru.
Big Bang will hold additional concerts in Japan at the Osaka Kyocera Dome on November 23 and Tokyo Dome on December 5, planning to meet around 255,000 people through this tour of Japan.
Source: Starnews

Return2Base mode with MBLAQ

MBLAQ’s lead vocals G.O, cheered their fans thru his Twitter account today at the showing of “Return2Base” of their mentor, Rain.
G.O tweeted a photo of him, together with his fellow MBLAQ members, maknae Mir and leader Seungho. You can see G.O holding a Return2Base photo while Seungho and Mir holds their individual drinks.

He then stated, “Have been waiting for this movie to be release!! Really really interesting!!! keke Please watch ‘R2B Return To Base’ ^^” 
SOURCE: MBLAQ G.O‘s Twitter, @__RisingSilence for translation


Miss A’s Suzy and IU are selected as celebrities who seem to be bad at math

Miss A’s Suzy and IU ranked first and second in a survey about celebrities who seem to be bad at math.
K-Stem, an institute that conducts a scholastic ability test in mathematics, surveyed 220 middle school and high school students, who took its fifteenth test on August 11, and reported the result on 17.
In a survey about celebrities who seem to be good at math, Lee Seung Gi (30.9%, 108 votes) and Kim Tae Hee (43.4%, 152 votes) ranked first.
About Lee Seung Gi, there were such comments as, “Lee Seung Gi seems to be good at math because he looks smart and intelligent.” About Kim Tae Hee, the students commented, “Because she went to Seoul National University, she is smart for real.”
For celebrities who seem to be bad at math, Boom ranked first, receiving 142 votes (45.15%), and Suzy (29.1%, 102 votes) and IU (22.9%, 80 votes) ranked first and second as female celebrities.
For celebrities who look like math teachers, Yoo Jun Sang (24.3%) and Kim Ha Neul (23.2%), who played the role of a teacher in SBS TV’s drama series A Gentleman’s Dignity, ranked first and second.
Source: Starnews