Former U-KISS member Kim Kibum has revealed that he’ll be starting solo promotions in Japan under the new name, ‘Allen‘.
On September 10th, Kibum will be greeting his Japanese fans for the first time at the ‘K-Pop Music Festival 2011 in Kagoshima‘ as an MC for the concert. He’s planning to show off his Japanese language skills, which he’s been honing for some time now.
Kibum stated, “I’m excited and looking forward to meeting my fans in Japan. I have experience MCing in Korea but it’s my first time for a K-Pop festival in Japan, so I’m determined to do well. There’s a bit of pressure since I have to speak Japanese, but I’ll be working hard to make sure I don’t make any mistakes.”
He continued, “My English name was ‘Allen Kim’ so I changed my stage name to simply show who I am. I’m using this name change as an opportunity to start anew.”
Kibum is currently spending busy days traveling back and forth between Korea and Japan for his musical, ‘Kizuna‘.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
To celebrate the Chuseok (autumn harvest) holiday with all the family members together, MBC, KBS and SBS will each be featuring special holiday programs at the end of this month. From an idol track meet to a trot singer competition, a number of comedy programs, Hallyu Olympics, and more, the program listing is full of shows to draw all age groups.
Starnews has compiled a list of programs to be broadcast by the three major broadcasting stations. Check out the guide below!
SBS‘s “KPOP STAR“ has contacted allkpop about some new details regarding its judging process, as well as dates for its live auditions!
For those of you who’ve been out of the loop, “KPOP STAR” has been receiving applications from K-Pop fans all over the world, who hope to one day make it big in the industry. While there have been many star audition programs, SBS felt that a “real star, one who could be the new pioneer to K-Pop’s global expansion, has not yet been discovered“. Accepted applicants will get to showcase their talents in front of industry juggernauts Yang Hyun Suk, J.Y. Park, and BoA – representatives from three of Korea’s top agencies, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and SM Entertainment, respectively.
Unlike other talent search programs that pick a winner based on their singing abilities, “KPOP STAR” will have a survival competition between various groups. Not only will the contestants have to survive as a group, but they’ll also have to face off against one another within the group! It’s a format that aims to foster growth under pressure.
Baro~ looks cute with his matching shirt xD
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Early in the morning of September 7, Super Junior’s Yesung tweeted links to photos with the comment: “All of you, have a good night!”
In the photos, Yesung is staring toward the camera with intense eyes of charisma. In particular, his forelock covers one of his eyes, making him look so sexy.
People who saw the photos said: “You look very charismatic.” “I lost myself into your sexy eyes.” “You look cool and handsome.”
Source: Newsen from Nate
By minongzi @ korea.com
[YUA TO JAEHYO] Jaehyo hyung~~~ ㅋㅋ Follow me~!^^ kekeke
[JAEHYO TO YUA] ㅋㅋ I did it, are you going home now?
[YUA TO JAEHYO] Yes, hyung ㅋ We’re at our dorm but they said we have to film something else at the dorm ㅠㅋ You did well~ ㅋ
[SECHANG TO JAEHYO] Hyung, BoM jus finished. Did you go in safely?
[JAEHYO TO SECHANG] Yup, we’re already in our dorm ㅋㅋ Good job!
[TAEHEE(BB.BOYS) TO JAEHYO] You did well~~ ㅋㅋhyung is still waiting…
[JAEHYO TO TAEHEE] ㅋㅋ fighting, hyung! T
[SECHANG TO JAEHYO] Hyung, I trust that you’ll monitor my 1:100 in your dorm… ㅋㅋ Joking, rest up! Visual Jaehyo hyung keke
[JAEHYO TO SECHANG] Hyung’s completely sprawled on my bed right now… It’s too late for me to lift my body up.
[MINO TO JAEHYO] Stop overreacting, wake up and find strength
[JAEHYO TO MINO] Nearly falling asleep to dream land..
[YUMI] Kim Yukwon, you better listen to this nuna ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ otherwise I’m going to release this picture @U_Kwon ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[YUMI] Here it is!!!! It’s not the picture that I originally threatened to post… but this is a picture I had hidden away kekeke http://yfrog.com/meovpbj
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Shortly after MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ announced that the famous ‘Khuntoria‘ couple would be leaving the show, 2PM‘s Nichkhun left a message on his Twitter, thanking his fans for the immense love and support they’ve shown ‘Khuntoria’.
On September 6th, Nichkhun tweeted, “I am but thankful for all the support we’ve received for over a year and 3 months. We only hope that what will last are the good memories. Thank you always for your love and support”.
Since June of 2010, Nichkhun has been in a virtual marriage with f(x)‘s leader Victoria on the widely popular show, “We Got Married”. They’v both received a generous amount of popularity as one of the hottest ‘newlyweds’ on the show, thanks to Nichkhun’s sweet antics and Victoria’s charm as a wife.
MBC has recently revealed on their “Weekly Idol” corner their ranking for idols who are naturally beautiful. They asked 88 idol members the question, “Who looks the best in real life?” The results are:
1) Ji Yeon (T-ara)
2) Yoona (SNSD)
3) Suzy (Miss A)
4) Qri (T-ara)
1) Nichkhun (2PM)
2) Siwon (Super Junior)
3) Kim Hyun Joong
By : bigbangupdates.com
Taeyang: Thank you for coming to Lawson! We’re BIGBANG! The DVD and live tracks CD with photo book of the LOVE & HOPE Tour held last May will be available here in Lawson.
Seungri: It’s a limited edition so please book/reserve early!
Recording via negimax8
Translation by Tisya @ bigbangupdates
Source : bigbangupdates.com
According to a reliable source from the music industry, G-Dragon, a leader and producer of Big Bang, has recently concentrated all his energy on creating his new solo album.
In fact, GD shows up every day in his own office in the building of YG Entertainment, fully absorbed in producing his new album.
The album is scheduled to be released around in October and November, but the precise date is not yet fixed. Considering that he himself writes songs and lyrics, the date can be delayed.