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September 24, 2012

2NE1’s Sandara Park attracts eyes with a heart mark on her head

Sandara Park became an issue as she makes a heart shape on her half-shaved head.
Recently, Gong Min Ji of the same girl group tweeted a picture with the comment, “You have a great picture here. The other one was just to play around.”
Sandara Park appears in the picture. She is turning her head to an opposite direction from the camera and poses as if she is holding her tears. The heart shape on her half-shaved head draws particular attention.
Netizens who saw the posting commented: “The heart shape on Sandara Park’s half-shaved head looks cute.” “The heart looks really pretty.” “Only Sandara Park can stand having a heart on her half-shaved head.”
Source: TV Report

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong reveals a picture taken in India

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong uploaded a picture in India.
On September 24, Kim uploaded a picture on his Twitter with the caption, “I’m at work! I am so going to eat Indian curry today!” In the picture, Kim is wearing a sleeveless shirt and looking at the camera with his big eyes.
Previously, Kim created a stir by revealing a picture of himself in India. In the previous post, Kim uploaded a picture of himself topless with the caption, “It’s so warm in India.”
Netizens commented: “Kim Jae Joong’s smile is such an art.” “His self-taken picture looks like a pictorial.” “I hope that you take a picture of the Indian curry too!” “I can’t believe that a guy is this pretty.”
Source: TV Report

Gangnam Styling All Across the USA-

PSY’s growing popularity, all across the world, not just in the USA, has been a well discussed topic among kpop fans ever since the release of his single Gangnam Style. And, to be fair, plenty of other Korean artists have recieved wide recognition from international fans before, but never quite as large of a scale as PSY.
In my area, in the midwest of the United States, the number of kpop fans is quite small, and very few people in the area know anything about kpop. Even here, where the number of Koreans is small and the number of kpop fans even less, when I mention  ’South Korea’ I get a response along the lines of “Oh, Korea? Like PSY and that one song Gangnam Style?”. And while the pronunciation of PSY may make me cringe, most people here not only know a fair amount about him, but also love Gangnam Style and can do the dance! And, on Sunday, when I turned on the radio, what should I hear but PSY’s voice coming from the speakers saying “Heeeeeeeeey sexy laaadyyyyyy”. And the local radio DJ described PSY as something along the lines of a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I don’t know about you, but I think that means PSY has a pretty amazing song.
So congratulations to PSY! Not only does he totally own the number one spots on both youtube and itunes, but he has also done what no kpop artist has ever done before; get his song on the radio in the heart of the midwest of the USA.
(Source: Mix 93.3 Kansas City)

TVXQ releases official comeback ‘Catch Me’ MV

Cassies can rejoice as their idols TVXQ has officially made their comeback after a year and 8 months with 6th album, Catch Me.
The last time TVXQ promoted in Korea was in 2011 with their 5th album, Why (Keep Your Head Down), and subsequent repackaged album, promoting title track Before U Go. Since then, the duo has been busy with their Japanese activities, releasing singles left and right, as well as a full-length album and a Japanese tour.
TVXQ returns with Catch Me and brings with them a new sound that includes an orchestral melody as well as an explosive, intricate dance choreography, and flashy outfits.

Boyfriend holds a signing event for a cosmetic shop

Group Boyfriend, who has become popular both in Korea and Japan, held a signing event on September 22 in Daegu to celebrate the opening of the cosmetic brand store dearberry.
The store looks sweet and cute on the outside like desert stores in Europe, where they sell cakes, macaroons, and ice cream. A big ribbon sculpture, which will be used as a symbol for the store, shines at night and draws attention from girls.
Boyfriend’s Min Woo says, “We also use several products from the store. The ‘Moisture Mist’ in particular, helps us to keep our skin soft in dry cars and airplanes. It feels like we are at a cute toy store. As a representative group for the brand, we feel very proud and happy.”

The brand will hold various opening events until the end of September to give their customers a variety of presents.
The brand, which was launched in May, is loved by female customers in their teens and twenties.  More details can be checked through its website (
Source: Star Daily News

Orange Caramel turns into a funky delivery girl

Orange Caramel, who recently released their first regular EP Lipstick, showed off their bubbly and fresh charms with a ‘delivery girl’ concept for the October issue of the magazine Ceci.
The group also attracted people with their unique looks through the fall fashion pictorial with the street casual brandPancoat.
Group members, including Nana, a former supermodel, are receiving a lot of attention with their distinct stage costumes and choreography.
The members also impressed the public with their cute and bright charms. Their funky and free-spirited personalities complemented the colorful mix and match clothes with sporty items.

The fall pictorial, which features Orange Caramel’s attractive Lizzy, Raina, and Nana, will be published through the October issue of the magazine.
Source: Star Daily News

U.S. Forbes praises Psy: “He is a genuine star”

The famed U.S. economics magazine Forbes recently analyzed the factors that led Psy to become a world star.
On September 22 (local time), focused on Psy and his song “Gangnam Style” under the title, “How Gangnam Style has Britney Spears (and everyone else) dancing with Psy from Korea.”
The article first said that the music video for the song received over 240 million hits on YouTube and Psy has signed with Scooter Braun’s Schoolboy Records division of Universal Republic Records.
The article says, “First, Psy is a genuine star. He’s funny and personable, but also rhythmically acute. Second, the Gangnam Style dance is easy to do badly, but requires a little skill to do well. Like the Macarena.”
“Third, the song and dance has intergenerational appeal, as this mother son video (also trumpeted by Ellen DeGeneres) shows.”
“Finally, far from being a liability, the fact that the song is sung almost completely in Korean makes it open to interpretation (and mis-interpretation) in viral ways.”
“A search for ‘Psy parody’ on YouTube already lists 3,670 results. He has even caught the attention of the new regime in Pyongyang, North Korea.”
“Psy is #11 on the Hot 100, #28 on Pop Songs, #68 on Radio Songs, #4 on Digital Songs, and #43 on On-Demand Songs.”
Psy will return to Korea after completing his 20-day schedule in the United States and hold a press conference on September 25.
Source: TV Report

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong takes an intimate picture with Brownie

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong recently took a picture with Brownie.
On September 24, Kim tweeted a picture that he took with Brownie, which became popular after appearing on KBS’s Gag Concert, with the short comment, “Two-shot with Brownie!”
In the picture, Kim is staring at the camera with no expression, while holding Brownie in his left arm.
People who saw the picture responded: “They look so good together.” “It is an honor for Brownie” “Brownie has become a popular celebrity.”
Source: Starnews

Rain misses a military audition due to a sore back

Singer Rain (Jung Ji Hoon), who is currently serving in the Army, was recently hospitalized due to back pain.
According to Army officials on September 24, Rain did not participate in the officers and men of the armed forces star audition ‘Be The Star,’ which was held on the same day in South Chungcheong province.
Rain was going to appear at the audition as a jury member but he was suddenly hospitalized on September 23 with a sore back.
A spokesperson for the Defense Media Agency says, “We announced that Rain would not attend the audition due to back pain. We have to check the details to see how he is doing.”
As a result, no one knows whether or not Rain will do his official schedules in the future. It’s not sure if he can attend the celebration for the Armed Forces Day on September 25. Army officials said, “We can’t grasp the exact situation. We will consider his health condition for his future schedules.”
Rain joined the Army in November of last year and is currently serving his duty at the Defense Media Agency.
Source: Starnews

JYJ’s Kim Jun Su: “I didn’t care what I looked like”

JYJ’s Kim Jun Su recently talked about his appearance.
Kim, who has magnificently transformed himself as a solo singer, shot a pictorial and gave an interview for the star life style magazine @star1. He also explained why he had the gender neutral concept for his first solo EPTarantallegra.
Kim said, “I couldn’t imagine getting my nails done or dying my hair brilliant colors. I was not interested in making myself pretty and I just thought that I have to sing well as a singer. But the musical Das Musical Elisabeth, in which I played the role of a dreamlike man named Tod, changed me.”
“I felt like I’m far apart from the character. I looked at the mirror and I decided to lose some weight. Singing is still my priority but since my job is to show myself to the public, I can’t overlook my appearance. Now I feel rather weird if I don’t get my nails done.”
Kim talks about his fashion, world tour, plans as a musical actor, and his everyday life through the October issue of the magazine, which was published on September 20.
Source: Sports Korea

B2ST get dressed in black at the Hallyu Dream Concert

B2ST recently attracted attention by performing at the Hallyu Dream Concert in black.
On September 23, B2ST, excluding Hyun Seung, performed at the Hallyu Dream concert. All members were dressed completely in black to give their condolences for the death of Hyun Seung’s father.
There were only five members, but B2ST captivated the audience with their fancy performance. Du Jun hosted the concert with MBLAQ’s Joon and After School’s UEE.
The Hallyu Dream Concert was held in order to vitalize the tourist industry in the Kyungju area and to expand Hallyu.
A total of 26 singers and singing groups, including B2ST, 4Minute, MBLAQ, Infinite, Sistar, Secret, Davichi, T-ara, KARA, Miss A, After School, Ailee, Yiroo, VIXX, My Name, Boyfriend, Rainbow, A Pink, B1A4, NU’EST, BTOB, and U-Kiss, performed at the concert.
Source: TV Report

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk shows off a masculine look

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk recently attracted a lot of attention with his pictorial.
Eunhyuk did a photo shoot for the October issue of the lifestyle magazine Singles.
In the photo shoot, Eunhyuk seemed more nervous than usual because he did the photo shoot alone without other Super Junior members. However, he created a great pictorial in unusual outfits and perfect poses.
Eunhyuk shows off a distinctive look, which he has shown on the stage and many variety shows, in this pictorial as well. In a net shirt and leather pants, Eunhyuk also shows off a masculine look.
Eunhyuk’s dark, thick eyebrows especially make him look manly.
Eunhyuk also talked about his vacation plan with other Super Junior members in an interview conducted during the photo shoot.
In the October issue of Singles, an interview with Ji Chang Wook, who is currently appearing in SBS TV’s drama series Five Fingers with SHINee’s Onew, can also be seen.
Source: TV Report

All tickets for Big Bang’s concerts in the U.S. are sold out

All tickets for Big Bang’s concert in the U.S. have been sold out.
On September 22 (local time), all 24,000 tickets for Big Bang’s concerts in California and New Jersey were sold out in only two hours.
Big Bang will hold concerts on November 3 at the Honda Center in California and on November 9 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Both are very famous concert halls where many world-renowned singers hold their concerts. Each concert hall can accommodate 12,000 people.
Many Korean artists have held concerts in the U.S., but Big Bang are the first Korean singing group to hold a concert at a hall that can accommodate more than 10,000 people. Big Bang have never promoted themselves in the U.S., so it’s even more surprising that all tickets for the concerts have been sold out.
All 30,000 tickets for their concert in Hong Kong, which will be held on December 8 and 9 at the Asia Expo, have also been quickly sold out.
YG Entertainment, Big Bang’s agency, says, “We’re thinking of holding more concerts in the U.S. and Hong Kong because many people there are enthusiastically responding to Big Bang’s concerts.”
In addition to the U.S. and Hong Kong, Big Bang have also sold all tickets for their concerts in Korea, Japan (five cities), China (three cities), Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
Big Bang are visiting most of the countries for the first time, and they’re trying to attract a total audience of 10,000 and more in most of the countries.
Going on the world tour in collaboration of the world-famous agency Live Nation, Big Bang recently received many favorable reviews for their first concert in Seoul. They have also successfully held tours of Japan and China.
Big Bang will continue their world tour until December, and their next concert will be held on September 28 in Singapore.
Source: TV Report