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Netizens pick B2ST’s Doojoon as the perfect autumn date

B2ST‘s Yoon Doojoon was chosen as the star netizens most wanted to spend an autumn night with.

Music specialist site Monkey 3 held a poll from September 22nd to the 28th with the question, “What star would you like to be with on a sleepless autumn night?“. Doojoon won 1st, followed by Ji Sung and Gong Yoo, respectively.

Yoon Doojoon placed 1st with 131 votes, 29% of the overall votes. The reasoning behind his popularity was found in the netizens’ reactions, which varied from, “Of course, because he’s the boyfriend idol” to “I want to be link our arms together affectionately~ He’s the perfect date for an autumn stroll.

Ji Sung, who stars in SBS‘s ‘Protect the Boss‘, won 2nd with 18% of the votes, while Gong Yoo, who’s gaining much popularity with his movie ‘Crucible‘, won 3rd with 15% of the votes.


Boyfriend reveals cover for “Don’t Touch My Girl”

Idol group Boyfriend has just revealed the album cover for their second single, ‘Don’t Touch My Girl‘  through their official Facebook and Twitter.

The boys showcase a more masculine charisma for this single, as seen by their strong gazes and short hairstyles. The red designs on the cover heighten the sense of aggression felt by their title alone.

In addition to their song ‘Don’t Touch My Girl’, the boys will also release ‘Warning‘. Boyfriend will drop their second single on October 6th.


Source: TV Daily via Nate

by kdramacrazy @ allkpop

Sandara Park reveals 2NE1′s next Japanese single

2NE1‘s Sandara Park updated fans while enjoying her last day in Korea before returning to Japan for their NOLZA Japanese tour.


Kim Jun, who enters the military today, plays the guitar

On the 28th, Kim Jun revealed forty black and white photos of his solo pictorial “Private Kim Jun” on his official facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialKimJun).

The picture varies from Kim Jun who is listening to music bottomless, only wearing a box t-shirt, to innocent young Kim Jun who is smiling at the camera with a cigarette in his mouth.

The fans who viewed the photos commented: “Even your daily life is a pictorial.” “Your handsomeness makes many fans tremble in excitement.”

Kim Jun tweeted, “It’s tomorrow! I think I have nothing to worry since many fans have already been concerned about me. I have many things that I want to do at the moment, but I will control my mind and come back soon. I will be more intimate with ‘Kim Hyung Joon’ by the time I come back. I will come back as soon as possible!”


Chun Dung of Mblaq looks totally different with his new hair

On the 29th, Chun Dung uploaded a picture and tweeted, “I changed my hair.”

In the picture, Chun Dung hair looked as if it is waving in the wind. Dyeing his hair black from the bright toned hair, Chun Dung exposed his forehead and created a mysterious atmosphere.

Netizens commented: “You look mysterious with your new hair.” “You look great in any hair.” “Changing your hair changed your image 100%.”

Chun Dung’s Mblaq created a stir by taking first place on the music charts of various European countries including Germany and Bulgaria.

Source: TV Report

By : ilnungcha @ korea.com

G-Dragon voted #3 ‘Multi Idol’ on MNet (110928) [VIDEO]


Source: MNet via fiat50091@YT

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Yeon Jeong Hoon,’the vampire image of G-Dragon is the best, he is my role model.’

Actor Yeon Jeong Hoon said Big Bang member, G-Dragon is his ‘role model’ for acting as a ‘vampire’ which attracted attention from the public.

On 28th, Yeon Jeong Hoon attented the press conference of the new drama of CGV, ‘Vampire Prosecutor’.
Yeon Jeong Hoon has to take up the character  of vampire.He thinks it is challengling for him to take  up such a role since he needs to place emphasis on the outlook, too. He said, ‘Big Bang’s G-Dragon has well established the visual image of a vampire.’

He further elaborated,’ in fact, at first I tried to watch foreign dramas and movies as my reference but after knowing there is such a large variety of vampire images, I prefer to take G-Dragon as my role model. I think among all of the Koreans, G-Dragon is the best in acting as a vampire. Personally, I am his fan.’

The drama is about one day, Yeon Jeong Hoon has become a vampire and how he tries to use his hidden ability to solve the cases for the Repulic of Korea.
The drama will be broadcasted as a 12-part drama on OCN and the first episode will be shown on 2nd of October.


Source: clubcity.kr
Translated by: Rice @bigbangupdates

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Taeyang’s brother,Dong Hyun Bae makes his debut in a drama

Dong Hyun Bae (Taeyang‘s brother) has taken part in a drama of TvN, ‘Flower Boys, Casting oh! Boy‘ .

The drama will be shown on TvN in the first half of the next year. The story is about what happens to a band of a high school which tries to cast new members for their team.

Dong Hyun Bae does not only look as charming as his brother does but he is also an intelligent and talented performer. Having pursued a degree of acting, Dong Hyun Bae has shown his potential as ac actor in the film,’Transformation Story’ and he shows that he is advancing to be a successful actor step by step.

Meanwhile, the video showing his starring in the drama will be broadcasted at midnight of 3rd of October.

Source: etoday
Translated by: Rice @bigbangupdates

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Who is Jay Park’s favorite girl group?


Singer Jay Park recently confessed that his favorite girl group was none other than 2NE1!

Jay Park’s upcoming movie, ‘Mr. Idol‘, held a press conference on September 28th to promote their movie to the media. During the Q&A session, the cast members were asked to name their favorite idol group. Jay Park chose 2NE1, and his co-star Im Won Hee concurred. Actress Park Ye Jin also chose 2NE1, but named Big Bang as well. Meanwhile, Ji Hyun Woo chose Chocolat and Jang Seo Won picked SNSD.

Jay Park’s movie ‘Mr. Idol’ will be released in October.



Source + Image: Star Today

by jae.lea.jung @ allkpop

TVXQ and 2NE1 also top the Oricon charts

K-Pop groups are sweeping the Oricon charts this week!  In addition to T-ara‘s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” topping the Oricon daily singles chart, TVXQs “Tone” has also come out on top for the daily album sales chart!

TVXQ has sold a total of 105,484 copies of their “Tone” album thus far, ranking them at the top of the albums category.  Right next to them this week are T-ara and 2NE1, who’s topped the weekly albums chart with ‘NOLZA‘, recording 26,334 in sales.

September 28th will surely be a memorable day for most K-Pop fans as stars continue their streak of success in Japan.



Source + Photos: X Sports News via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

INFINITE establishes status as ‘trend idols’ by ranking #1 on Olle-=h’s ‘Social Chart’

INFINITE has topped Olleh Music‘s ‘Social Chart’, proving their status once again as Korea’s ‘trend idols’.

With the release of their 1st repackaged album, ”Paradise“, on September 26th, INFINITE became the #1 searched term on various portal sites. They also secured 1st place on Olleh Music’s ‘Social Chart’.

The ‘Social Chart’ monitors songs netizens recommend and listen to the most. As soon as the album was released, INFINITE’s title track, “Paradise”, peaked to #1, while their previous songs like “BTD” and “Be Mine” also ranked in the top.

To commemorate the event, Olleh Music held a Twitter fan date with INFINITE on September 28th. As soon as the event started, INFINITE’s Twitter was bombarded with questions from fans all over the world, including the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Member Woohyun, as the representative of the group, answered questions from fans both within Korea as well as overseas during the 30-minute event.


SS501′s Heo Young Saeng, Kim Hyung Jun visit M! Countdown to support Kim Kyu Jong’s solo debut

To support Kim Kyu Jong‘s solo debut, fellow SS501 members Heo Young Saeng and Kim Hyung Jun personally made a visit to the set of Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘!

On September 29th, the official ‘M! Countdown’ Twitter updated with a picture of the trio and the message, “Hyung Jun & Young Saeng came to support Kyu Jong’s solo debut. Kim Kyu Jong prepared for his solo stage amidst a friendly and heartwarming atmosphere.”

Dressed in his stage outfit, Kyu Jong can be seen posing between his two handsomely dressed group members. With arms slung over one another’s shoulders, the group smile for the camera while giving a thumbs-up for good luck.

Fans commented, “Such a friendly picture”, “He must feel so strong to have his members supporting him for his first stage”, and “Let’s make a daebak with your solo!”



Source + Photos: Star News via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

Final round of ‘K-POP Cover Dance Festival’ to be held in Korea on October 3rd

After touring the world and witnessing some great acts from many international fans, the ‘K-POP Cover Dance Festival’ will be holding its final round on October 3rd at the Gyeongju Indoor Stadium.

The show kicked off in June with 1,700 applicants from 64 countries during the 1st preliminary online round. Starting from September 6th, the second round was held all over the world with idol stars flying out to different countries to act as guest judges. SHINee travelled to Russia, MBLAQ went to Brazil, and f(x) and miss A flew over to L.A. Meanwhile, KARA and T-ara stepped into Japan, 2PM went to Thailand, and Spain got a visit from B2ST. Overall, the idols help picked 66 contestants from 10 different countries to compete in the final round in Korea.

The final contestants from the second round were invited to Korea on September 28th for a 7-night, 8-day trip that included seats to a Korean Cultural Performance, a meeting with Hallyu stars, a tour of Korea’s historical landmarks in Gyeongju, and for the final winner of the show – the chance to perform at the Hallyu Dream Concert.


2NE1′s Dara poses prettily in a hanbok

2NE1‘s Dara dolled up in a beautiful pink hanbok for what looks to be a new photoshoot.

On September 28th, she updated her Me2day by writing, “Is everyone having a good day?  I’m spending some quality time with my family for the first time in a while.  The picture I’ve attached is from a photoshoot yesterday where I wore a hanbok.  Although I tried to give a femme fatale ‘Ssan Jin Yi [Hwang Jin Yi ,a famous Gisaeng]‘ feel, I came out looking a bit awkward.  Still, throwing this picture out there to spread awareness of our beautiful hanbok.”

Netizens commented, You look great in hanbok”, “So beautiful”, and “You’re very pretty in hanbok.”

2NE1 is currently preparing for their ‘NOLZA in Japan‘ tour on October 1st and 2nd.



Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

Jang Geunsuk announces his official Facebook page

After making headlines for his various tweets on social networking site Twitter, Jang Geunsuk announced the creation of his official Facebook page.

Earlier today, Jang Geunsuk posted a tweet saying, “Actor Jang’s Facebook is open. Actor JKS official facebook link as below, please follow me. I want to advance into Facebook, come quickly to support.”

However, hours after he posted the initial link, Tree J Company updated their own Twitter account with a new one. Jang Geunsuk then rectified the mistake and retweeted the new official link.

As of the moment, Jang Geunsuk’s official Facebook page received 22,522 likes and is still being tediously updated by agency. You can visit his official page at www.facebook.com/jangkeunsuk0804.

Source: @AsiaPrince_JKS and JangKeunsukForever

Photo : www.facebook.com/jangkeunsuk0804

by ohgelie @ koreaboo.com

Asia Song Festival adds Newcomer Showcase featuring Korean rookie artists such as HITT, Rania, Chocolat, and more

After announcing the line-up for the Asia Song Festival, the organization revealed plans of adding a Newcomer Showcase to the event.

Rookie groups X-5, Chocolat, Rania, APRIL KISS, HITT, and solo artist Leesa will be taking part in the newcomer event and will be able to showcase their talents.

The Asia Song Festival will include various artists from different Asian countries with Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, and Lee Seunggi representing South Korea, while mixed group AAA and girl group Perfume will be representing Japan. Thailand, Taiwan, and China will be represented by Tata Young, Peter Ho, and BiBi Chou respectively. Leo Ku from Hong Kong will also be present at the festival.

The concert will take place on October 15th at the Daegu Stadium in Korea.

Source: Kjstar

by TwistedInsanity @ koreaboo.com

Jay Park says, “I had to hold my laugh while shooting Mr. Idol”

Singer Jay Park reveals that the most challenging thing while shooting the movie Mr. Idol was “laugh.”

On the 28th, Park appeared at the movie production conference which was held in Seoul and said, “I passed the audition at once.”

He continued, “I shot a film last year, but I experienced greater things while shooting this one. I don’t appear much in the film, but I think movie director did a great job on this.”

“I learned how to read the lines lively and act them out. The most challenging thing was to hold a laugh while shooting comic scenes. Actor Lim Won Hee was the funniest.”


Daesung’s Recent Activities at His Local Church

Big Bang member Daesung has currently put all of his entertainment activities on hold after a car accident incident that took place in May.

The singer went through some psychological shock and since then have kept mostly to himself- even refusing to spend much time with his family. But recently, pictures of him at a church have surfaced, and this is the first time fans have heard any news about him in months. It seems as though Daesung is spending a lot of quality time within his church community lately.

Almost immediately after he decided to take some time off, a new and absurd rumor about him began circling that drove the netizens wild. Not only was Daesung simply rumored to be getting married, netizens had details as to when, where and even to whom. This was also rumored to be posted on his church’s bulletin, making the news seem all the more legitimate. YG Entertainment stated that the news was indeed absurd and that Daesung really wasn’t in a position to be getting married so soon after what had just took place. Although the rumors subsided, everyone became more curious to know his whereabouts, and wanted to know what he’s been doing during his time away.

According to YG, “Daesung needs to take some time alone not only so that he’ll be ready to promote with Big Bang again, but because his fans want to see the bright and cheery Daesung on stage once again. He not only appeals to young fans, but older fans, both male and female.”

Is Seungri Shooting a CF for “Coca Cola”?

Big Bang‘s Seungri recently updated his me2day with a photo that’s caused some netizens to wonder if he’s shooting a CF.

On September 27th, Seungri left a mysterious post on his homepage, saying, “Coca Cola is yummy. If it’s yummy, then I’ll eat it again. Try guessing. Ding Dong Daeng Dong.”
In the photo, Seungri gives the camera a mischievous smirk as he poses in front of a Coca Cola sign.

Netizens immediately bombarded his homepage with comments like, “Are you shooting a CF?”, “Ah your face got slimmer! Did you go on a diet for something…?” and “Tease tease tease!”

Source: Naver
Translation: Allkpop

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Big Bang “Love and Hope Tour 2011” Special Live Spot [VIDEO]



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G-Dragon and Seungri Me2Day Updates (110928)

Update: 승리야 이게더 맛있어 -써니텐 모델-

Translation: Seungri-ya, these taste better -Sunny 10 model-

Update: 목마른사람 손~~^_^ !!!!! 지용이형이 추천한 써니텐~ 굿뜨굿뜨

Translation: Raise your hand if you’re thirsty~~^_^ !!!!! The Sunny 10 that Jiyong hyung recommended~ Good good

Tags: Experience it, Sunny 10, I really like it, Haetae, Sunny 10

Sources: http://me2day.net/g-dragon , http://me2day.net/viofbb
Translated by Sara @ bigbangupdates | fuckyeahbigbangstuff

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4men to have their first nationwide tour ‘The Artist’

Talented vocal group 4men will be holding their first nation-wide tour called ‘The Artist‘.

‘The Artist’ will run from September 30th to November 5th, starting at the Jungshimhwa Hall in Daejeon. The tour will stay there from September 30th to October 1st, before moving onto Jeonbok, where stages will be held on October 22nd to the 23rd in Samsung Art Center. 4men will then travel to Pusan’s KBS Hall for October 30th, before wrapping up in Daegu on November 4th and 5th at the DongGoo Arts and Athletics Center.

4men plans to deliver a line-up of all their popular hits, including “Love Tonight“, “Baby Baby,” “Confession,” and “I Can’t“.



Source + Photo: Newsen via Nate

by elliefilet @ allkpop

Park Chan Ho spotted at recent 2NE1 concert

Former MLB baseball player Park Chan Ho was recently spotted at a 2NE1 concert in Japan.

On the 27th, YG Entertainment‘s exclusive trainer Hwang Ssabu uploaded the above photo via his Twitter page with the caption, “2NE1 and Park Chan Ho“.

In the photo, Park Chan Ho is sporting a thicker beard and with his family, posed with the girls of 2NE1. They all looked excited as they posed for the camera.

Netizens commented, “Park Chan Ho is a 2NE1 fan“, “I saw Park Chan Ho too at 2NE1′s Kobe concert“, etc.

After the release of their Japanese album, 2NE1 held a live concert in Japan on the 19th and 20th. On the 24th and 25th, they performed live at the Kobe World Memorial Hall, and will perform at the Makuhari Messe on the 1st and 2nd of October. Park Chan Ho is currently pitching for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.



Source & Image : MoneyToday StarNews via Nate

by leesa86 @ allkpop

Stars come to support Brian Joo in “RENT”

On September 27th, Brian Joo uploaded backstage pictures from his musical “Rent“.

He tweeted “My lil’sisters, Amber ‘f(x)’ & @missA_min~ Thanx guys for coming to see RENT & always being supportive^^ Luv y’all”.

miss A‘s Min also tweeted, “I went to see the musical RENT. I believed in the rainbow and was moved. Everyone hurry up and go see it!”]