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TEEN TOP releases photo jacket teaser from upcoming mini-album

The boys of TEEN TOP have unveiled a teaser photo from their mini-album jacket for their upcoming second mini album. The teaser photo was posted on TEEN TOP’s official website.

Not only are fans ecstatic for their comeback, they should be more than delighted to see that the members are going with a darker, ‘bad boy’ concept this time around.

Stay tuned to allkpop for their video teaser which drops December 29th! Additionally, their second mini album will be released on January 5, 2012


Source & Image: TEEN TOP official website

by leesa86 @ allkpop

Jung Il Woo finalizes casting for MBC’s ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’

With actor Jung Il Woo in the midst of finalizing his casting for MBC‘s new drama, ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun‘, the cast dove into their first script reading.

On December 26th, a representative stated, On Christmas day, Han Ga In, Kim Soo Hyun, and Jung Il Woo held their first script reading at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan.” According to the representative, the script reading took off to a positive start, with each actor eager and anticipative of the upcoming drama.

Jung Il Woo will be getting into a deadly love triangle with Han Ga In and Kim Soo Hyun, who not only plays the role of the King, but also his stepbrother.

Commenting on his casting, Jung Il Woo stated, “I felt pressured, especially since I had such little time to recover from the ending of my last drama. Still, I loved the plot of the drama and I felt charmed by my character, which aided in my decision to join the cast. I’ll be using the love I received in ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop‘ to work even harder and show better acting through ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’. Please look forward to it.”


U-KISS and Rainbow win the ‘Most Photogenic of the Year’ award

Rainbow and U-KISS (among many others) have been dubbed as the ‘Most Photogenic of the Year‘!

On December 29th, the Korea Broadcasting Camera Directors Association will be holding the ‘12th Korean Video Daejun‘. One of the categories will honor the most photogenic stars of the year in various areas of the entertainment industry.

The awards ceremony brings together camera directors that work at KBS, MBC, SBS, EBS, and OBS, asking them to choose who they think had the best features (as caught on camera).

This year, the list of the ‘most photogenic’ winners are:


B2ST announces 21-city world tour + Cube to debut new 7 member boy group

On December 26th, Cube Entertainment held their ‘Cube Entertainment Vision Briefing‘ press conference at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, and unveiled their plans for 2012.

To start, officials announced that B2ST will embark on a 21-city tour. They’ll be kicking off the tour in Seoul on February 4th, followed by Germany (Berlin), England (London), Spain, America (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco), Canada (Vancouver, Toronto), Singapore, Japan (five cities), Thailand (Bangkok), China (Shanghai), Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

Thus far, 14 countries and 21 cities have been confirmed, with Brazil and Argentina still in discussion.

Over $20 million USD is being invested in the tour, and Cube hopes to attract at least 200,000 fans in total. They’ll be taking the tour to new heights by bringing in LED screens, the best video equipment, and 3D effects.


‘Dream High 2′ releases girl group poster ft. Jiyeon, Hyorin & Ailee

A poster featuring the girl group of ‘Dream High 2‘, HershE, was released as it is made up of T-ara‘s Jiyeon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and rookie singer Ailee.

HershE is a mysterious 3-member girl group that transferred to Kirin Art School, in which the group and male idol, Eden will have a bloody battle with Kirin Art School students.

Jiyeon, Hyorin, and Ailee will showcase a dynamic and powerful dance group, as they will attract the male students’ attention with their stunning looks.

As Jiyeon is being named as one of the most successful idol actresses, she will play Liam, who aspires to be the ‘Queen of the Cannes Festival’. Hyorin, with her powerful vocals and role as the leader of SISTAR, will act as the leader, Nana, who has a fresh personality. Meanwhile, Ailee will play the beautiful and talented Ailee, who often displays a disrespectful attitude as a bluff.


2NE1 to release a new album in Japan in February!

2NE1 has finally confirmed plans for new Japanese promotions starting February 2012!

Representatives of YG Entertainment disclosed to OSEN, “2NE1 will be advancing into the Japanese market with a new album in February. Whether it will be a mini-album or a single has not been decided yet, but we have confirmed February to be the date.”

2NE1 kicked off their Japanese promotions this year and already has a considerable fanbase growing in the country. The group performed on Nihon TV‘s ‘Best Hit Song Festival‘ on December 24th and are beginning to make a name for themselves not only in Japan, but all over the world.

2NE1′s Japanese album will certainly be turning heads with their unique promotional style.


Source + Photos: OSEN

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop