KARA’s Goo Hara was recently featured on the cover of the fashion magazine Elle Girl.
On September 17, DSP Media, Goo’s agency, reported that Goo was featured on the cover of the October issue of the famous fashion magazine Elle Girl.
Goo is the first idol singer to be featured on the cover of the magazine.
In the pictorial of Goo for the magazine, Goo is showing off a cute, lively look in classy preppy clothes, which are the trend of this fall. Like the main characters in the popular American drama series Gossip Girl, she is showing off a confident, mature look.
She’s also showing off her nice body, achieving a distinctive, stylish look.
The stylish pictorial of Goo can be seen in the October issue of Elle Girl.
Kim Hyun Joong recently attracted a lot of attention by doing the dishes at a restaurant.
The news that he did the dishes was reported on blogs and online community boards on September 15.
On September 14, Kim appeared in a restaurant in Seoul. The restaurant is one that is run by Kim and his friends.
According to a fan of Kim, who went to the restaurant when Kim was there, Kim stayed at the restaurant for about two hours. He signed autographs for his customers and personally did the dishes. In some pictures taken by the fan, Kim is doing the dishes in a sleeveless T-shirt and a leather jacket.
The fan says, “Kim did the dishes for about 20 minutes. I wanted to do it for him. He even cleaned up the sink. It looked like he had done it several times before.”
At the news, Kim’s fans and other people got surprised because Kim is a top celebrity. People responded: “It’s a restaurant that is run by him, but it’s surprising to hear that he even does the dishes at his restaurant.”
Kim recently became the first Korean singer who has sold over 200,000 copies of his albums in Japan. He’s currently shooting the drama series City Conquest, which is produced by the production team of the drama series Iris.
Recently on an online community board, a post titled, “Miss A’s Min turns into Young Ae” was uploaded.
The picture shows Min wearing a black see-through dress and dancing with her hair fluttering in the wind. However, her chubbiness reminded the viewers of Kim Hyun Sook who appeared on Rude Miss Young Ae.
She attracted attention because she looked very different from the time she had a slim body.
Netizens commented: “One should always take care of oneself.” “Is she Kim Hyun Sook or Min?” “I really hope that you lose weight.”
G-Dragon returns to the music scene with his second solo mini-album ‘One of A Kind’. He made his comeback stage on Inkigayo with title track ‘One of a Kind’ and ‘Crayon’.
Different from his first ‘Heartbreaker’ solo, this time his album is focused more on the hip-hop genre. Working together with YG producer Teddy, as well as CHOICE37, Choi Pilkang, Kang Wookjin, Ham Seungchun and Epik High’s Tablo, G-Dragon comes back with an even stronger image as he reveals his inner thoughts through his lyrics.
Big Bang member Taeyang was spotted sharing the stage with G-Dragon for ‘One of a Kind’. G-Dragon stood out in his white sleeveless top revealing his tattoos, amidst his dancers who are in black.
On the other hand, ‘Crayon’ had a crazy colourful ensemble, with G-Dragon revealing his two-toned dyed hair. Pumping to electronic tunes, G-Dragon got the heat up as he invites the audience to ‘get your crayon crayon’.
Check out his comeback performances below and tell us what you think!
SNSD’s Jessica revealed a picture that she took with Brownie.
On September 16, Jessica changed the profile picture of her Ufotown to a picture that was taken with Brownie. Brownie is a popular dog doll, which appears in the Mrs. Jung corner on KBS 2TV’s Gag Concert.
In the picture, Jessica is putting her head together with the doll and acting cute. Her squinting expression and her bright smile attract attention.
Her casual fashion stood out. She wore a pink hoodie and showed off her womanly charms with her long wavy hair.
Netizens commented: “Jessica is so cute.” “Brownie is the trend.” “You’re getting prettier day by day.”
Previously on September 14, SNSD released the music video of their new Japanese single, Oh. The album will be released in Japan on September 26.
Singer Psy recently showed off his friendship with the famous singer Usher.
On September 15, a video of Psy appearing in a club in New York was uploaded on YouTube.
In the video, Psy introduces Scooter Braun, a manager of Justin Bieber, who recently made a management contract with him. He also makes a surprise announcement, saying, “Scooter Braun loves Korean girls. He said I’ll be performing at the Madison Square Garden within this year.”
Psy also introduces Usher, saying he recently made a new friend. He said, “There’s a Korean town in New York, and Usher visited the town.”
Usher got enthusiastic responses from people in the club by saying, “Korea! Gangnam Style!”
Psy ranked 64th on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart with his new song, “Gangnam Style.” He also topped the Single Chart of the U.S. iTunes.
Recently, Sistar posted a picture taken in a greenroom.
On September 15, the group wrote on its official Twitter account, “We want to thank all of you who were with us at our first exclusive concert, ‘Femme Fatales’!! It was so fun and exciting. Here’s a surprise event! Stay with us! We love you STAR1,” and attached a picture.
All four members appear in white shirts and hot pants, holding a cake together and smiling towards the camera. Each member appeals with her distinctive color and charm.
Netizens who saw the posting commented: “Last night’s concert was awesome.” “All four of them are full of charms.” “Sistar is sexy.”
On September 15, Sistar held its first exclusive concert titled “Femme Fatales” at the Olympic Hall in the Seoul Olympic Park.
Miss A’s Suzy recently attracted a lot of attention by saying she wants to watch an R-rated film when she turns twenty.
In a recent interview with MBC TV’s Section TV Entertainment, Suzy was asked what she wants to do the most when she turns twenty, and she got laughs by saying, “I want to watch an R-rated film with other Miss A members.”
According to reports, Suzy had a hard time explaining the reason.
Suzy also surprised everyone by saying she once met her ideal type at an autograph session. She made viewers curious by saying she left a special sign on the man’s paper she autographed.
The interview will air on September 16 at 3:20 p.m.
SHINee’s mischievous member Jonghyun has recently put his nickname to good use.
Jonghyun, who fans like to call “dinosaur” and “puppy”, shared a recent selca through his Twitter. The fun member tweeted, “Grrrr”, and showed himself wearing an adorable dinosaur hat as well what appears to be a dinosaur shirt, perhaps his pajamas. He displays a wide smile on his face for all to see and fans should recognize the dinosaur hat as Rex from the Toy Story series.
In related news, SHINee is currently in Taiwan for their SHINee World II concert series.
Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, also known as the evil maknae, has teased fans with his latest selca.
Kyuhyun, who is currently in Greece with fellow members Ryeowook and Eunhyuk, has been updating fans on his whereabouts and activities, sharing some scenic pictures as well as meal pictures with his members. His latest selca is taken on Kamari Beach where the playful singer wrote, “Just for entertainment! ^ ^ Kamari Beach!!” Kyuhyun is seen with no make-up on his face, but he has revealed a bit of his upper chest, something that hasn’t been seen by fans before.
It seems that going to the beach is an excellent idea as his skin is milky white and could probably use a bit of help from the sun.
In the episode of Immortal Masterpiece 2 featuring legend Yoon Shi Nae, MBLAQ’s Gio was crowned with 392 votes.
The episode of KBS2’s Immortal Masterpiece 2 that aired on September 15 was themed “42nd legend Yoon Shi Nae.” MBLAQ’s Gio chose “Love Poem” to sing and showed the essence of K-pop Ballad.
Before going up to the stage, the MBLAQ member said, “I’m not really good at winning. When I became a final champion last time, I was crowned with winning only one round. Today, I’ll just do my best.”
With magnificent background music, the performance was started. Gio’s crooning, romantic voice and the powerful, sad sound by string instruments carried away the audience.
After the performance, emcee Moon Hee Joon said, “He’s not just an idol singer with a pretty face any more, He’s a real guy.” Emcee Jung Jae Hyung also praised the idol star for his beautiful, emotional voice.
Climbing down the stage, Gio revealed that he felt sorry: “I made a mistake at the beginning. I felt so nervous.”
Legend singer Yoon Shi Nae also complimented the singer. “I like the arrangement of the song. It was really dramatic and grand, and I loved the way you expressed the emotion. That was fantastic.”
At receiving the trophy for the final winner, Gio quipped, “Let me pretend that this is a shower tap. I want you to know I’m a sexy guy when I’m having a shower.” And the hot guy posed as if he had been having a shower, which made everyone laugh hard.
U Kiss will be receiving an award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for greatly contributing to the Korean Wave.
On September 19, U Kiss will be attending an event of Arirang TV that celebrates its customers exceeding 100million, and will be awarded ‘Korean Wave Special Achievement Award’ from the minister of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea.
Previously on September 5, U Kiss held a concert at Budokan in Japan and communicated with 10,000 fans. Even before this particular event, U Kiss greatly influenced Korean Wave and took a part in spreading this culture.
U Kiss reveals, “We are glad to receive the award as an idol group for spreading Korean music across the world. We will keep trying our hardest in Korea, and wherever we go.”
U Kiss will release their new EP, Stop Girl on September 20, and plans to promote in 10 different countries including Thailand, Philippines, U.S, Malaysia, and China.
SNSD showed off their popularity in Japan with their new single “Oh.”
Previously on September 14, SNSD took first place on Japan’s biggest digital site Reco Chalk with their new single, “Oh.” They reached the top of the chart in just one day after the release of the album.
“Oh” is a song that created a stir in Korea in January of 2010. The Japanese version of the same song is creating a stir among Japanese fans.
Netizens commented: “SNSD is so popular in Japan.” “The song seems to have gotten cuter.” “SNSD is the trend.”
SNSD’s “Oh” will be released on September 26 in Japan.
Recently, singer Psy has politely asked a city-run swimming pool in Elmont to hire back the 15 lifeguards they have fired for parodying his song “Gangnam Style.”
At an interview with the American MTV on September 15, Psy said, “Unfortunately, I’m a rookie here. When I become a top star, I really want to help them out. I don’t think their parody video clip is wrong.”
When a reporter asked him whether he had watched the clip, he answered, “I did watch their parody. They’ve done a decent job making it, but I’m very sorry for such an incident.”
He added, “The lifeguards made the clip when they were off their work duties. If you know me, please hire your employees back.”
Previously on September 10, 15 lifeguards who worked in a city-run swimming pool in Elmont were fired for uploading a Gangnam Style parody, “Lifeguards Style.”
MBLAQ’s Leader, Seungho and their maknae, Mir, is currently in Vietnam doing volunteer works.
Seungho uploaded a photo together with Mir and stated, “During Koica’s volunteer work heh People living in Korea are you living well? heh” and he got a reply from Se7eN, one of YG’s solo performer saying “Oh our Seungho stay strong while doing good deeds!! Next time hand out with hyung!!!”
While Mir posted another photo of him and says, “I am working hard doing volunteer work in Vietnam…”
To the return of G-Dragon of the male “idol” group Big Bang (composed of G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Seungri, and Daesung), major music charts responded with big shifts in the top ten rankings.
At the midnight of September 15, G-Dragon released his new EP, One of a Kind, on his official website, and other music websites such as Melon and Naver Music.
According to real time charts of major domestic music markets at around 9:00 a.m. of the same day, G-Dragon is ranked at the top of most charts, and all the songs of his EP are consecutively ranked on the top six.
His pre-released song, “That XX,” is still placed in higher rankings. In the Melon chart, Big Bang has taken six places in the top ten.
The title song “Crayon” has been ranked at the top with the release, beating Heo Gak, Secret, T-ara, and Psy.
“Missing You,” “That XX,” “Eventually,” “One of a Kind,” and “Today” followed the rankings from the third to the eighth.
In the chart of M.net, “Crayon” is also keeping the first place. “Missing You” is ranked second while “Eventually,” “One of a Kind,” and “Today” followed rankings from fourth to the sixth.
Most of the top ten songs of the Olleh Music belong to G-Dragon. “Missing You” led he rankings, followed by “Crayon,” “Eventually,” “Today,” and “One of a Kind.”
On the 16th of September, G-Dragon is to give his return performance on SBS’s Inkigayo. He revealed his intellectual, chic charmin the preview of his comeback on September 9. The star is also to give performances of the title track “Crayon,” and the pre-released song “One of a Kind.”
Music Site, Monkey 3 started a survey on August 23 that ran until 29 asking, “Who is the most Gangnam-styled man among stars?” G-Dragon, who is drawing a lot of attention with his song “That XX” ranked first with a score of 18 percent (63 of 348 votes).
Those who chose him as a real Gangnam-styled man commented, “Since Gangnam style stems from a stylish fashion, fashionista G-Dragon is the best.” “I think G-Dragon works hard and plays hard too.”
So Ji Sub, who appeared in the soon to be released movie A Company Man, took second place with 18 percent of the votes. Other celebrities like Jang Dong Gun, Jang Keun Suk, Won Bin, and Song Seung Hun followed respectively.
The music site is currently doing a survey with male celebrities, including, Lee Sun Kyun, Sung Si Kyung, Seo In Guk, Song Joong Ki, and Lee Byung Hun, asking, “Who has the sweetest voice to read a book? Source:Star Daily News
Super Junior, SNSD, BoA, big names like these just makes one tingle with excitement at the thought of their concert. And this time, Running Into The Sun(RITS) is granting the wishes of SMTOWN fans with the grandest ever concert to be organized in Singapore; SMTOWN Live Tour III. It will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on 23 November 2012, Friday.
With a massive production value and 18,000 capacity; inaugurating the first concert at The Float @ Marina Bay – the world’s largest floating stage. This will also be the first time audiences will be able to set foot on the floating stage. Mosh pit ticket holders can expect to get as close as 10 feet away from the stage. SMTOWN Live Tour III in Singapore, will feature mega-popular K-pop artistes managed by SM Entertainment, one of South Korea’s biggest entertainment agencies. SMTOWN Live Tour III in Singapore will be a 4-hour long mega music extravaganza with special effects, pyrotechnics, flying stunts and water features, coupled with contagious dance moves, magnetic music and a stellar line up of artistes.
SMTOWN, the world tour with performances by various artistes from SM’s star-studded stable, has become a massively popular concert tour that has been staged in prestigious international arenas such as Madison Square Garden, New York to 15,000 in the audience and Zenith de Paris in France to 14,000 in the audience. To date, over half a million people across the globe have attended an SMTOWN concert since the first tour started in 1999.
As the Singapore stop for SMTOWN Live Tour III will be performed on a floating stage for the first time, the Singapore show will showcase a staging never before seen in other countries. The world’s largest floating stage at 120 metres long and 83 metres wide will also house mosh pits for over 5,000 fans to get into the thick of the action on stage and a heartbeat away from their favourite artistes.
“SM Town is truly the mother of all K-pop concerts and we’re madly excited to bring this to Singapore. As a massive concert that has only been staged so far at iconic international venues, we hope this concert will impact Singapore and the region to bring progressive music and quality productions here,” says Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Creative Director of Running Into The Sun.
SMTOWN Live Tour III has been performed in 2012 at Anaheim, United States; Hsinchu, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. SMTOWN Live Tour III in Singapore will be the concert tour’s sixth stop and is expected to attract audiences from Singapore and around the region.
Tickets will be on sale on 29 September 2012 to 1 Oct 2012 for Samsung customers who produce any Samsung handset and OCBC Card members. Public sales will be from 2 Oct 2012 onwards.
SMTOWN Live Tour III in Singapore is presented by Samsung with Official Card OCBC Cards and proudly organised by Running Into The Sun.