2PM’s Nichkhun, who aroused criticism by driving under the influence, recently left a message for his fans.
On September 4, Nichkhun uploaded a picture of a phrase that reads, “Thank you Always & 4ever.” It was his first Tweet after he tweeted on July 25 to apologize for driving under the influence.
The reason he left a message for his fans is to thank them in celebration of 2PM’s four-year anniversary of their debut.
2PM members also tweeted to thank their fans. Taecyeon tweeted, “We’ll constantly try to improve ourselves to thank you for staying with us for four years. Thank you,” and Wooyoung tweeted, “It’s been already four years. We’ll try to encourage ourselves in appreciation of your love. I love you.”
Junho tweeted, “From September 4, 2008 to September 4, 2012, we could work hard because you were always there for us. Let’s cheer up together. I’ll encourage myself, too! I love you Hottest all over the world,” and Junsu tweeted, “What Hottest members feel about us is the same as what I feel about you. I love you!”
Nichkhun crashed into a motorcycle while he was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.189 percent in July. He has agreed with a victim of the car accident on paying a fine of four million won. After Nichkhun’s car accident, 2PM’s new release, which was originally scheduled for the end of 2012, has been postponed indefinitely.
After School’s sub-unit Orange Caramel is gearing up for their comeback and has released individual teaser images for 1st studio album Lipstick.
This comeback was announced previously last month and the trio has been hard at work, recording songs for their 1st studio album. Since then, not much news was given regarding their comeback until early morning of September 4th when the official Facebook of After School was updated with the three new teaser images. Shedding their cute and innocent looks that won them much love when they debuted with Magic Girl, Nana, Raina, and Lizzy dazzle and look glamorous in elegant and chic attire. Each member also flaunts a different type of lipstick and it will be interesting to see which direction they will go in for this album.
Lipstick will be released on September 12th, with their Japanese debut single Yasashii Akuma on September 5th.
Kara’s Gyuri, Nicole, and Kang Jiyoung showed off their fashion style.
On September 3, Kara’s stylist uploaded a picture on her Twitter with the caption, “I told them that I will be shooting a picture for the sponsors, but they all came together and posed. Different expressions and poses. They have beautiful body lines though.”
Their bold poses stood out. Gyuri put one of her hands on her waist and slightly bent her knees, showing off her shapely legs. She looks charismatic and has an air of confidence around her. Lovely Nicole revealed her vivacious charms with her bright smile and also revealed her sexy curves.
The youngest member Jiyoung showed off her perfect body line. She crossed her legs and made them seem longer and slimmer. Her enchanting expression stood out.
Netizens commented: “You are all perfect as jean models.” “You are all so slim.” “It looks like a pictorial.”
Currently, Kara is actively performing their new song, “Pandora.”
Boy group U-KISS is set to make their Korean comeback later this month with 7th mini-album STOP GIRL.
The official Twitter of the group officially announced the news on the afternoon of September 3rd with a release of an MV still for STOP GIRL and tweeted, “U-KISS’ 7th MINI-ALBUM ‘STOP GIRL’ MV still released! 7th mini-album to be released mid-September! Please expect it!”
The MV still depicts members Soohyun, Eli, Kevin, Kiseop, Hoon, and Dongho in dark-colored outfits, sharply contrasting against the bright white background. As previously reported, member AJ has returned to Columbia to resume his studies and will be taking a hiatus until at least March. He will not join his fellow group members for this comeback.
This will be U-KISS’ third round of promotions in Korea, following the release of 6th mini-album DORADORA in April and special mini-album The Special to KissMes in June. Are you excitedly awaiting their comeback?
Shinee World II Singapore concert ticket sale started over the weekend (from 31st Aug), the responses were overwhelming and most of the tickets were sold out. Organiser revealed that there are only less than 500 terrace tickets and less than 500 mosh pit tickets are available for sale now.
Shinee World II Singapore is a strictly one-night only concert, fans can expect to see an action-packed concert with special effects and diverse music genres and styles superceding its previous concert tour. The concert will also witness the biggest mosh pit to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a huge free-standing space to get the closest view and proximity to the stage.
With a performance holding a production price-tag of more than S$1.8 million, SHINee World II Singapore will be accompanied by special effects such as pyrotechnics, water features and aerial stunts in a multi-sensory performance that borders between an unbelievable eye spectacle and a R&B/Rock concert that defies extremes.
Shinee World II Singapore will be held 8 Dec 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, and is proudly organized by Running Into The Sun. In the meantime, you may check out the video below and have a peak at what you can expect for the concert.
For more information regarding concert and ticket sale, you may check out Running Into The Sun’s Facebook Page.
Recently, singer and actor Kim Jae Joong posted some pictures of his cooking battle with Jin Yi Han.
On September 2, Kim tweeted Jin, “Here is the gimbap Munch you made. And this is a gimbap lady after getting a permanent,” and attached pictures accordingly.
One of the photos is a work of “Munch,” made up of gimbap and some seasoned rice wrapped in fried tofu bags by Jin Yi Han. Another picture shows Kim’s dish which reminds people of an old lady after getting a perm on her hair.
First of all, the “Munch” was completed as the eyes and mouth are decorated with pieces of gimbap and the ears with rice in fried tofu bags. The face is shaped with ketchup, giving laughter to viewers. The lady with a perm has seven curled bunches of hair represented by seven pieces of gimbap, and it also has ketchup represent the eyes, nose, mouth, and facial shape.
Along with these pictures, Kim posted some of his funny pictures with the comment, “Please keep supporting Jin Yi Han with your love.”
Netizens who saw the posting commented: “Suppose they are very close friends.” “It makes me smile.” “Kim Jae Joong’s gimbap battle. He’s a cutie.” “Let me join you.” “The battle is funny.”
Kim Jae Joong and Jin Yi Han worked together in MBC’s drama series Dr. Jin which closed recently.
The group is composed of five members, Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, Shinwoo, and Gongchan. They released the title song “OK” from their EP Let’s Fly on April 21 of last year.
Their group name was created from their blood types. Rapper Baro is the only one who has type B blood and the rest of the members have type A blood.
B1A4 captured the female fans as soon as they debuted. Their talented vocals, raps, and performances helped the group get love and attention from many people. The members also write songs for their EPs as singer-songwriters.
The group has become a popular group by releasing “OK” and “Beautiful Target” and The B1A4 I – Ignition andIgnition Special Edition.
They are also receiving considerable attention from all over the world. They released their first single “Beautiful Target” in Japan on June 27 and ranked fourth on the Oricon chart, following SNSD, on the day of its release.
B1A4 is currently appearing on KBS Joy’s Hello Baby.
B2ST’s Song Dong Woon recently released a group picture.
On September 3, Son tweeted a picture with the comment, “A group picture we took to celebrate Hyun Seung’s birthday.”
In the picture, B2ST members are standing in line on stairs and each member is making a unique face. Yoon Doo Jun and Jang Hyun Seung made people laugh by staring at the camera with expressionless looks.
People who saw the picture responded: “I haven’t seen a group picture for a long time. They are cute.” “Happy birthday, Jang Hyun Seung!” “I’m sad that they won’t perform their new song for a long time.”
B2ST released the title song “Beautiful Night” from their EP Midnight Sun in July and they are still showing off their power by ranking first on a music program.
JYJ’s Kim Jun Su recently took a picture with his mom and American songwriter Bruce Automatic.
On September 3, Kim’s mother tweeted a picture with the comment, “We met Automatic. He was happy to see us and he cheered for Jun Su throughout the concert saying that he has huge energy. He kept holding his thumb up.”
She added, “The song “Uncommitted” in particular! He waved a glow stick that I gave him as a present. He has it around his neck.”
In the picture, Automatic, Kim, and Kim’s mother are posing for the camera. Kim and his mother showed off their beautiful appearance together.
People who saw the picture responded: “It’s amazing!” “Kim’s mother is very pretty.” “Kim looks like a mischievous kid.”
Automatic worked on Kim’s English single “Uncommitted” as a producer. He drew a lot of attention by praising Kim through his Twitter account, “Jun Su reminds me of Michael Jackson. Incredible and natural ability like Michael had. He really is ready for America.”
2NE1 recently made a successful start by holding the first concert of their Japanese tour for 36,000 people.
The group held the ‘New Evolution’ in Osaka starting August 31 through September 2 and received an explosive response and hearty cheers from the audience.
2NE1 performed various songs, including their hit songs. They rearranged all of their songs with a live band and made the songs feel fresh and new.
Jeremy Scott designed cute clothes for the group and they received considerable attention from the Japanese fans.
2NE1 will tour several Japanese cities, including Nagoya on September 7 and 8, Yokohama on September 11, and Saitama on September 29 and 30. Then they will go to other Asian countries to hold concerts.
The group will release their single “I Love You” on September 19. The song was selected as a campaign song for a mascara product from Maybelline New York and it will air throughout the Japanese nation.
Boy group SHINee has unveiled a new teaser photo for 5th and upcoming Japanese single, Dazzling Girl.
After teasing fans for a week and a half with individual black-and-white teasers, SHINee comes back as five for the new group teaser photo. This time, the group teaser photo is in color, allowing SHINee to display their new looks.
The boys sit in a room that has been accentuated by a ‘D’-shaped mirror, in homage of the logo that was displayed for their cover art. SHINee’s contemporary style can be seen through the unique jeans that they wear.
Dazzling Girl will be released on October 10th. A 30-second preview also aired through a Japanese commercial and can be found on their website.
Lee Seung Gi was warmly received by his Taiwanese fans. China Photo Press recently reported that Lee is currently popular in Taiwan because many drama series, starring Lee, are airing in many Chinese-speaking countries.
On September 2, Lee held a fan meeting in Taiwan. It was his first visit to Taiwan, but he was as popular as other Hallyu stars. He attracted many female fans’ attention with his gentle smile.
Lee said hello to his fans in Chinese. He also received an enthusiastic response by speaking some Taiwanese in dialect. He also talked about his days in Taiwan.
Lee said, “I had a lot of delicious food in Taiwan. I had xiaolongbao, beef noodle soup, fried rice, and bubble tea. I had seven dishes of xiaolongbao.”
Lee also said, “I was offered to eat stinky tofu, but I couldn’t. I’ll eat xiaolongbao for dinner instead because I like it.”
Lee got the Taiwanese fans excited by saying he’s a romantic person and he’s now going out with his Taiwanese fans. He also said he has been learning how to cook, and he makes good spaghetti.”
2NE1’s Sandara Park recently advertized Park Bom tights.
On September 2, Sandara tweeted a photo of Park Bom wearing tights with the caption “This is a shot of the tights I previously mentioned.”
In the photo, Park Bom looks fabulous in tights that have letters of 2NE1 on them. Park’s marvelous body catches the eye.
Sandara added, “As you’ve probably expected, Park has a stunning body and sonorous vocals. She looks hot in tights, doesn’t she? Why don’t you try 2NE1 tights? Hope to see photos of you guys wearing them.”
Netizens responded: “That’s awesome.” “Park looks hot in the tights.” “I like the 2NE1 tights.” “I envy Park’s body.”
Music videos and a teaser video of T-ara’s “Sexy Love” have received over two million hits in a day since it was released.
On September 3 at midnight, T-ara released a music video of “Sexy Love” in three versions – a drama version, a dance version, and a making version, and a music video of “Day and Night.”
A teaser video of “Sexy Love” is currently attracting a lot of attention, receiving over a million hits on online music sites.
The dance version and the drama version of the music video of “Sexy Love” are topping the Gom TV Music Video Chart, and it’s followed by a music video of “Day By Day.”
Music videos of T-ara’s “Bingeul Bingeul” and ”Roly-Poly” also ranked eighth and tenth on the chart.
T-ara responded: “We’ll not think about our popularity of the past but perform on the stage like a new singing group.” “We know that the reason our new music videos have received a lot of hits is because people are curious about us, not because we’re popular. We’ll try as hard as we can.”
T-ara had to go through a difficult time because of the rumor about T-ara’s former member Hwayoung that she has been bullied by other T-ara members. They uploaded a handwritten apology letter on their official website on August 29.
After returning with One of a Kind, BIG BANG’s G-Dragon has now released a new single and MV titled That XX.
Earlier this week, G-Dragon gave fans the heads-up by posing a teaser image through his Twitter, then followed that up with a warning that the song and MV would not be suitable for those under the age of 19, re-releasing his image teaser with the new R-19 sign. That hasn’t deterred fans from watching the song and MV, which was released at midnight on September 1st.
The song has been censored at certain parts, with audible beeps over certain words. Without further ado, check out the MV below – do you like the mellowness of the MV or do you prefer a more rocking-out G-Dragon?
Super Junior’s Choi Siwon recently posed for a sexy pictorial for US fashion magazine VMAN.
The magazine is a popular men magazine published in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Canada. International stars, including, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Kanye West, have been featured in the magazine and Choi proved his global popularity by taking a pictorial for the fall issue of the magazine.
Karl Lagerfeld, who earned worldwide fame as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel, worked for the pictorial as a photographer and drew a lot of attention.
Karl took pictures of Choi and created a perfect pictorial for the magazine. Choi also showed off his fabulous abs through the pictorial and his powerful charisma captured the public’s attention.
Choi said, “I was so impressed by his nonstop exploration and his effort to try new things. I was impressed with his comfort, friendliness, and caring heart. We come from different backgrounds, but both of us like to try new things, so we had the same goal in mind.”
The magazine introduced Choi, “Since joining the Korean pop group Super Junior as one of 12 members in 2005, singer, actor, and model Siwon Choi has emerged as an icon without parallel in the ever-expanding culture of K-pop. He is also the first Korean celebrity to garner two million Twitter followers.”
Super Junior will attend the ‘SM Town Live World Tour Ⅲ in Jakarta,’ which will be held on September 22 at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Indonesia.