MBLAQ and A-Pink have been chosen for an upcoming KBS variety show. This show will highlight various endangered species by having the idols take care of endangered animals for about a month.
The program will help raise public consciousness towards the often dire situations of these endangered animals, which in turn will raise awareness for environmental causes. Lesser-known animals will be given a chance to shine; baby alligators are candidates for the featured species.
Although the show is to be situated in the competitive time slot of Saturday evenings, KBS hopes to attract viewers through the show’s unique concept.
This new environmentally focused show has a tentative debut date of November 12th.
by joAnnwashere @ Koreaboo
After achieving success in Korea with their latest Korean album, “Hands Up,” 2PM will be shifting their focus to Japan, with their first Japanese album, “REPUBLIC OF 2PM,” scheduled to be released on November 30th. In order to promote the release of the album, 2PM was scheduled to hold five concerts around Japan in December. However, due to the positive feedback received from fans, the group has decided to add two more dates to the tour!
2NE1‘s Park Bom announces a change in her official Twitter acount, after revealing that the old one was hacked. Just a few hours ago, Bom made a new Twitter account in place of her old one, further revealing that someone changed the profile and password.
On her Twitter account’s new bio, Bom stated that, “itz real Bom… somebody changed ma info.. & password….T.T Hello everyone this is 2NE1′s Park Bom… Someone changed my password and information ㅠㅠ” She also sent a message to fellow Korean artists Se7en and Jay Park, informing them that her old Twitter account was hacked and confirms her new one.
Park Bom’s fans were also quick to send their comfort to Park Bom and immediately followed the new one. Some of which also continued informing other fans to follow the new account, to prevent any confusion.
Previously, JYJ‘s Jaejoong suffered the same fate after a previous attack on Twitter. However, he was able to retain his accoun with a warning that if it happens again, he will close it.
Follow 2NE1’s Park Bom on Twitter as @haroobomkum.
by ohgelie @ Koreaboo
[ENGLISH SUBS] Match Up Special In Japan Ep. 3 (2/2)
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On October 29th, Super Junior‘s Yesung shared a princely selca that showed off his handsome looks.
He tweeted, “When I’m bored, I stare off into space in a daze.”
With his eye makeup and high-collared jacket, Yesung looks like he’s modelling for a fashion shoot, rather than staring off into space. Fans are raving over how he looks like a pretty boy that’s jumped straight out of a comic book.
Netizens commented, “Is he filming something? His black jacket matches him so well”, “His beauty… no words”, and “Please continue to share pictures on your whereabouts!”
Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
2NE1‘s youngest member Minzy isn’t shy when it comes to revealing her dancing talents to all of her fans. Now, she’s taking things a step further as she’s now doing covers.
Over the past couple of days, we’ve been introducing the five members of AA, a rookie idol group who have yet to make their debut. The boys finally delivered their first performance at the ‘2011 K-Pop Super Concert‘, where they held a joint stage with labelmate Ha Ji Won.
The boys sat down for a short interview with OSEN after the concert and expressed their thoughts about their first performance.
They stated, “Although we were nervous about our first ever performance, we felt comforted by our sunbae, Ha Ji Won, going up on stage with us… Ha Ji Won sunbae told us to give it our all for our performance with her, and it gave us courage.” They continued, “We do have some regrets about our first performance, but we didn’t make any mistakes, so we are satisfied overall. Since we have a lot more opportunities to show everyone [our talents], we will do our best to put on a perfect performance.”
Although it was their first performance, AA put on a powerful show that made the audience go wild. They haven’t made their official debut yet, but they’re already receiving love calls from Japan thanks to their ability to produce their own songs, choreography, and wardrobe style.
Girls’ Generation has come back with an explosive new track that has been constantly sitting on top of the charts. Just yesterday, they won on Music Bank. “The Boys” has been a very successful track for them with a new and different beat. The girls recently signed with Interscope Records in the United States to release their English version of “The Boys.” They have even achieved a spot in the Top 100 of the iTunes download chart.
Now, they have released an official Twitter that will have the latest updates on the girls. Interscope Records left a tweet on their official Twitter page that said, “You can now get the latest news from #GirlsGeneration on @Twitter! RT & Follow –> @GirlsGeneration” This is attracting much attention even though they have not updated the page yet. They are already up to around 30,000 followers and everyone is anticipating their first tweet.
Many Korean and international fans alike have been waiting for an official Twitter account for Girl’s Generation. They will be able to update all fans and SONES on news and events.
Be sure to follow @GirlsGeneration on Twitter for all of their latest news!
by vleevkimvwoo @ Koreaboo
Before the premiere of the movie, Mr. Idol on November 3, Fan Arts are creating a stir online.
On Mr. Idol’s official homepage, Twitter, and Facebook, netizens are wishing them good luck in various ways.
Netizens are cheering for the movie with fan arts, parodies, web toons, and other contents.
Mr. Idol captivated many movie professionals as well as the public with their press report conference, which was held on the 25th.
Shining group of Korea, Shinee, is ready to rock London at ’6th annual London Korean Film Festival’.
According to recent released news, Shinee are invited to perform at the opening gala of ‘6th annual London Korean Film Festival‘. It is a big honor for Shinee because they would be representing South Korea at the festival. Shinee released a greeting msg and showed their blissfulness over it.
Moreover, The festival would be held on November 3rd and famous Korean and British artists will perform at opening ceremony.
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From MTV EMA Blog:
EMA-Inspired Last-Minute Halloween Costumes
So it’s down to the wire and you still haven’t come up with any ideas for this year’s Halloween costume? No worries! Take some inspiration from the many 2011 MTV EMA nominees with signature style…that is surprisingly easy to copy on the cheap. In fact, you can probably throw together any one of these looks by raiding your own closet, your roommate’s, and/or your parents’. (OK, and maybe picking up a wig.)
To maximize the celebrity-lookalike effect (and deflect “You totally just threw that together at the last minute, didn’t you?” remarks), enlist your equally procrastinatory friends to join you in a group costume.
[AUDIO] Zico’s cover of Tim’s “I Love You” [DOWNLOAD]
This was one of two songs that he sang for pre-debut vocal training (the other being “This Song”).
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There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding the new drama series, “Dream High 2“, as details regarding its cast and air date have been kept under wraps. On October 29th, fans received some concrete news from J.Y. Park himself, who announced the official air date of ‘Dream High 2′!
The multi-entertainer tweeted, “Starting to produce Dream High 2. 1st episode starts at Jan 30th on KBS. Let me know your suggestions for the show please~^^”
As we reported earlier, ‘Dream High 2′ will feature some brand new faces. The beloved cast from the original series may make a return, but currently, nothing has been set in stone yet. What is known, however, is that J.Y. Park and Bae Yong Joon will be making an appearance for sure.
If you have any ideas for ‘Dream High 2′, be sure to send them over to J.Y. Park’s official Twitter!
Although 4minute‘s sixth Japanese single, “READY GO” isn’t slated for it’s official release until December 7th, it’s been used as the opening theme song to the drama, ‘Welcome to the El-Palacio‘.
The group’s Japanese label UMJ (Universal Music Japan) has finally released the album jackets and track list to the single.
It will have three editions: Type A, Type B, and CD only.
On October 27th, CNBLUE updated their official Twitter with a group photo from their endorsement photoshoot!
The boys wrote, “How has everyone been doing? We’re filming for a photoshoot for the first time in a while! The weather’s gotten a lot colder lately so it’s easier to catch a cold. Please wear warm jackets and defeat the winter!”
Like their sweet message for their fans states, the boys are dressed warmly in jackets and scarves on set. They’re currently promoting their Japanese debut single, “In My Head“, which might explain why some of the members are looking a bit tired.
Netizens commented, “Everyone looks so warm,” “Looking a bit tired, have you been sleeping?” and “A heartwarming photo!”
Source + Photos: Star News via Naver
Twin brothers Kwangmin and Youngmin of rookie idol group ‘Boyfriend‘ have been highly praised for their resemblance to singer Kim Hyun Joong.
Ever since their debut, they’ve been dubbed as the ‘Kim Hyun Joong twins’. In fact, before they were singers, the boys guested on an SBS program, whose panelists pointed out that the boys looked very similar to the SS501 star. Kim Hyun Joong himself acknowledged that the twins did look like him, which drew even more interest from netizens and viewers alike.
During a recent interview with enews, Kwangmin and Youngmin remarked that those who felt they resembled their senior were “too kind“. “We saw him recently on a music program, and he was awesome. We thought to ourselves that we wanted to be like him in the future,” they said.
The twins continued, “Kim Hyun Joong is someone with a very strong aura, as well as a great stage presence. We want to follow in his footsteps, being loved and acknowledged not only in Korea, but overseas as well.”
On October 31st, ZE:A will be inviting 2,000 fans to a special event at the CGV in Apgujung. The boys knew that fans felt disappointed by the conclusion of their “Exciting” promotions, so they came up with something fun.
Fans will be able to sit down with ZE:A to watch a movie called “The Kick“, whose OST they took part in. To ensure that the event will be a success, ZE:A went ahead and rented out a part of the theater to themselves.
Star Empire stated, “ZE:A is currently busy preparing for their new album on top of promoting overseas. Despite their busy schedule, they’ve always made requests to be able to meet their fans as much as possible. This movie event is one such event, and the members are hoping that it will make their fans happy.”
In related news, ZE:A will be releasing their new Japnese single, “Daily Daily“, on October 22nd.
Source + Photos: BNT News via Nate
Cube Entertainment revealed official information regarding the release of their official tickets for “UNITED CUBE in LONDON” earlier today. The confirmation was announced after previous reports that Cube Entertainment will send their artists, BEAST, 4Minute and G.NA, for a concert on December 6th at the O2 Brixton Academy in London.
Earlier today, Cube Entertainment updated their official Twitter page with information pertaining to the release of their tickets. On the said message, they confirmed that “U-Cube London tickets through Live Nation UK content has been released!” A link was also posted with the tweet, sending their fans to Live Nation’s official page for the event. Tickets will be released on October 31st, at 9 AM (GMT) through Live Nation.
Meanwhile, it was also confirmed today that O2 will be releasing priority tickets to their subscribers, allowing fans to purchase the tickets two days ahead of its general release. O2 Subscribers can get a head start in purchasing their tickets as priority seats are set to go on sale on October 29, at 9 AM (GMT).
Cube Entertainment revealed earlier this week that “UNITED CUBE in LONDON” would be held at the O2 Brixton Academy on December 6, 2011. However, the dates on the released ticket details says December 5. There have been no clarifications at the moment, so stay tuned for more updates.
After speculation arose of Supernova‘s maknae Geonil to be casted in a Korean drama, official information surrounding the new drama was revealed earlier today.
Rock band LEDapple will be returning to the stage as a seven member band, including three new members, later this year.
The new members were revealed through an MBC video in which the group did their greetings for the Chuseok holiday in September (see below). At the same time it was also revealed that former singer and member Jaehoon has left the band and was replaced by new vocal Hanbyul. Next to him, the band got an additional rapper called Seungjun and a DJ, Gunwoo.
Earlier today, DJ Gunwoo was revealed to be the son of famous composer Park Kwanghyun, and has had experience with music by working as an assistant music director for various movies such as “I Saw the Devil”, and “Two Women”. Profiles and information about the other new members haven’t been revealed yet.
With the new members, LEDapple’s new line-up stands at a total of seven members. Earlier today, however, a teaser picture of the group was posted through their official Facebook page, showing only six members, which raises questions whether LEDapple will return with either six or seven members.
Music site Monkey3 recently held an online poll in search of the “Male Stars With The Best Graduation Photo,” from Oct 20 to Oct 26. The six nominees of the poll included: (clockwise from top left) Kang Dong Won, So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Jang Geun Suk, Yoo Seung Ho, Won Bin.
2NE1‘s first concert in Thailand, ‘NOLZA in BANGKOK‘, has been canceled due to the severe flooding in the country.
2NE1 was originally scheduled to expand their activities in Asia with a concert in Thailand for October 29th. Unfortunately, the country’s been suffering from major damages caused by heavy rain and flooding, which began in July. 2NE1′s concert hall was recently declared to be in a critical situation.
YG Entertainment stated, “We recently canceled our concert in Thailand because of the flooding there. On the 29th, 2NE1 will be filming postponed endorsement photoshoots in addition to rehearsing for their YG Family concert in December. 2NE1 is disappointed, but they’re more concerned for their Thai fans. Recovering Thailand is the biggest priority at the moment.”
The YG Family concert will be held on December 3rd and 4th.
Source + Photos: BNT News via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop