Super Junior’s Leeteuk will leave SBS TV’s Star King and Kang Shim Jang as he joins the army.
On September 13, Ahn Bum Jin, the producer of Star King, reported, “As far as I know, Leeteuk will join the army at the end of October. The last shooting in September will be conducted on September 17, but it might not be the last shooting for Leeteuk. The last day for Leeteuk will be decided according to the exact date he joins the army.”
Park Sang Hyuk, the producer of Kang Shim Jang, also said, “We don’t know when the last shooting for Leeteuk will be conducted yet. It depends on when he joins the army. We haven’t decided who will replace him, either.”
Leeteuk is currently appearing on Star King and Kang Shim Jang as a host and a regular guest. He left MBC TV’s We Got Married on September 8. Source:Starnews
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has recently been registered on Time’s buzzword list.
On September 13, the U.S. magazine Time selected “Gangnam Style” as one of its Weekly Highlight of Our Vocabulary.
Time defined “Gangnam Style” as a fancy lifestyle in Gangnam area in Seoul. It also said, “The word has been registered on our Urban Dictionary because it has become popular since the music video of the song was released. With the popularity of the choreography of Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” K-pop is now highly praised.”
People responded: “It’s awesome that ‘Gangnam Style’ has been registered on Time’s Urban Dictionary.” “Psy is super.” “Psy is so great.” “Psy is now a world star.”
Regarding the exclusive contract between JYJ and SM Entertainment, the court has postponed delivering its final judgment on JYJ’s lawsuit against SM Entertainment.
On September 13, the 47th Civil Court of the Seoul Central District Court announced that it has postponed delivering its final judgment on JYJ’s lawsuit against SM Entertainment about invalidity of JYJ’s exclusive contract with SM. The court was supposed to deliver its final judgment on September 13 at 10:00 a.m., but the justice department advised going to arbitration one more time.
JYJ’s attorney reported, “The justice department advised going to arbitration again. There’s considerable disagreement between the two parties, but the justice department thinks they can reach agreement. Spokespersons for two parties will soon meet again for this.”
SM Entertainment and JYJ have tried to reach agreement since May last year by going to arbitration several times. However, they couldn’t reach agreement, and the case was referred to the court.
They both delivered their opinions last May, but they stood at very different standpoints and referred the case to the court. However, the justice department again advised going to arbitration.
In 2009, JYJ filed for an injunction against SM Entertainment regarding invalidity of their exclusive contract with SM. As the court granted it, SM Entertainment asked the court to affirm validity of the exclusive contract and sued JYJ for damages in April, 2010.
JYJ also filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to confirm invalidity of the contract, and the court turned down SM’s lawsuit against JYJ in February last year.
The court’s decision clarified that the exclusive contract between JYJ and SM is invalid.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon recently released a preview for his new song “Light It Up.”
The song is drawing a lot of attention by featuring Tablo of Epik High and rapper Dok2 in. It is included in G-Dragon’s new EP as a bonus hip-hop track. In the preview video, which was released on September 13, G-Dragon introduces the song and talks about Tablo and Dok2.
G-Dragon says, “I worked with Tablo and Dok2 to make the song. The lyrics for the song make me feel good because they describe what I was thinking but couldn’t say.”
“I have been listening to Tablo’s music since he started performing with his group members and I think I can learn a lot from him about writing lyrics. He is very nice and kind but when he raps, I can tell that he has a lot of experience.”
“I’ve known Dok2 for a long time but he is like an older brother when it comes to rap.”
G-Dragon is receiving an explosive response with his song “That XX” and he will appear in the September 16 episode of SBS’s Inkigayo to perform the title song “Crayon” and “One of a Kind” for the first time.
Big Bang’s Seungri was recently involved in a scandal in Japan.
On September 13, Japanese weekly Friday released a picture of Seungri sleeping naked in his bed. The media outlet also reported that a girl said that she spent the night with him.
After the report, the scanned picture of the news about Seungri was uploaded online in Japan. Then it spread through private blogs and Twitter accounts and through several online communities in Korea as well.
Seungri is currently performing as a soloist in Japan after the group completing their Japanese tour in June. He is appearing on several entertainment programs and was also cast in Nippon Television’s special TV series Kindaichi-Hong Kong.
Girl group Wonder Girls plan to invade the pop market in the United States once again.
American authoritative music chart and magazine Billboard reported on the Wonder Girls on September 12 with the title, “Wonder Girls say English album will come out very soon.”
It says, “They first hit the scene in 2009 with an English-language version of their Korean mega hit “Nobody.” While a title and date are still undecided, the group is more than aware of how hungry fans are for this album.”
According to the Billboard, the Wonder Girls are working with confirmed producers including J.R. Rotem (“SOS” Rihanna, “Fly” Nicki Minaj & Rihanna) and producers from their agency JYP Entertainment. As well, top-notch songwriters like Chrystal Nicole (who wrote “Like Money” and their track “DJ Is Mine”), Wynter Gordon, Claude Kelly, Nick Jonas are all on-board.
The Billboard also talked about their song “Like Money,” in which pop star Akon was featured. The song, which is an electric pop song, ranked high on the radio charts.
The group have previously held special promotions through the TV show Wonder Girls at the Apollo on MTV. The Wonder Girls were also nominated at the ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards’ in March and drew a lot of attention from their teenage fans. Source:Starnews
Boy group U-KISS has released a new group picture for their 7th mini-album STOP GIRL.
Earlier on September 13th at noon KST, the official MV teaser for their title track of the same name was released. There were two versions of the teaser: one in black & white, which was released through their official YouTube channel, and one in color, which was shown through music sites Bugs and MelOn. NH Media decided to give one more surprise to fans and released the above group picture.
The new group picture provides a contrast from the previous group teaser released. Whereas its predecessor featured the six members silhouetted against the white background, the light shines on the six members, who walk confidently in their sleek outfits against the dark background. Their new image has impressed fans, who are fighting hard to stay patient until the mini-album’s release.
SHINee’s Key recently updated the group’s me2day with a new picture of himself.
The singer posted his picture and wrote, “ ’ㅂ’ My birthday is in September and someone got a ribbon on me !!” Key has an adorable semi-pout on his face as he proudly displays the pink ribbon that was put on him. He also showcased his interesting fashion sense with a shirt that had the seven dwarfs from Snow White.
In related news, SHINee will be releasing their 5th Japanese single Dazzling Girl on October 10th.
Boy group U-KISS has just released the MV teaser for their upcoming title track, STOP GIRL.
STOP GIRL is the title track of their 7th mini-album of the same name and on September 13th at noon KST, the group released the MV teaser. Their YouTube channel features the MV teaser in black-and-white, while their teaser released through Melon and Bugs is in color. The 30 second teaser shows a manlier and chicer side of the members and their choreography is just as great, though AJ’s presence can be felt.
The group 5 Dolls’ member Hyo Young has recently revealed a picture taken with her mother.
On September 12, the singer tweeted a picture with the comment, “My mom who always supports me by my side. I love you.”
In the picture, the star is looking into the camera with her mother at a café. The mother and daughter both show off their big eyes and clear skin, in short, the genetic beauty. Although Hyo Young appeared in her natural state, there does not seem to be any embarrassing points.
Netizens who saw the posting commented: “Hyo Young is pretty because she takes after her mother.” “She doesn’t look like her mother, rather her older sister.” “Her mother looks beautiful.” “They have great genes.”