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‘Dream High 2′ releases new still cut featuring six students

A new still cut featuring the six leading members of KBS’s upcoming drama, ‘Dream High 2‘, has finally been unveiled!

Aside from Jung Jinwoon and Kang Sora, who are seen facing the viewer, the rest have their backs turned towards the audience to raise anticipation for what’s to come.

The ‘Kirin Arts High School’ uniforms have undergone a few changes, like the use of red and checker patterns. Fans already know that Jiyeon and Hyorin are the remaining two girls, but word on who the two boys at the side are has not been revealed.

Producers are purposely keeping their identity a secret to exclusively reveal at the drama’s production conference.


Big Bang’s T.O.P. in discussion for upcoming drama, ‘Celebrity’

Big Bang‘s T.O.P. has announced plans of making an acting comeback through a casting offer from an upcoming drama tentatively titled ‘Celebrity’.

YG Entertainment revealed, “T.O.P. has plans of pursuing his acting career this year so we’re currently looking over several different drama and movie offers. We’re steering the discussion for ‘Celebrity’ in a positive light, but that is just one of many we’re considering.”

T.O.P. was rumored to be in discussion for ‘Love Rain‘ and ‘Absolute You‘ last year, but he’s decided to wait it out for ‘Celebrity’, a drama that handles the various scandals in the entertainment industry. A girl that becomes betrayed by her idol boyfriend debuts as a celebrity herself to get revenge but falls in love with another top star.

T.O.P. himself will be playing the role of a perfectionist named Jung Soo Hyun, a man that falls in love with ‘Ban Hana’, the girl that becomes betrayed by her former love.


Source + Photos: Sports World via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

‘M! Countdown’ Live Streaming Giveaway Event!

M! Countdown‘, World’s No. 1 K-pop chart show is going worldwide, with live broadcast beginning on January 5th, 2012. To celebrate this big announcement, Mnet has prepared a huge giveaway event!

Be a ‘M! Countdown‘  Messenger. If you are passionate about K-pop all you have to do is spread this wonderful news with friends, family and everyone. It’s so easy just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Create your own event URL here.
  2. Share M! Countdown global fan voting with friends, and make them vote for the weekly top song of the week through your URL.
  3. Every single visit to online poll via your poll URL will be counted as 1.

The event runs December 30th 2011 – January 26th 2012 (KST) and the winners will be announced February 8th 2012.


by LeeEunDuk @ allkpop

Upcoming YG Family Japanese concert tour estimated to bring in over $26 million USD

YG Entertainment will most likely rake in a revenue of over $26,000,000 USD after performing in two cities in Japan.

The artists of YG Entertainment are currently in preparations of the Japanese portion of their ‘YG 15th Anniversary Family Concert‘ tour, and they will be performing in front of 80,000 fans over the course of two shows (7th & 8th) at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, as well as 80,000 more fans at the Super Arena in Saitama.

Each ticket sold for over $160, and ticket sales from their Japanese shows alone will most likely be over $26,000,000. This of course, doesn’t include the revenue they will also bring in from the concert merchandise.

This is the result of building YG awareness in Japan for the past 7 years, beginning with singer Se7en‘s Japanese debut in 2005. This is the first time in six years YG is putting on a family concert in Japan. The last was held back in August of 2006, when they sold out both performances in Tokyo and Osaka.


T-Max Has Officially Disbanded Due to Individual Pursuits

The group T-Max has officially decided to disband after four years. This decision was made at the end of last year.

T-Max has decided to break up and each member has decided to go their own path. Representative Yoon Jung Soo of Planet905 Entertainment stated, “Everyone gathered and had a meeting last year. The group decided that each member wanted to focus on their individual activities.”

Each member will be partaking their individual activities. Shin Min Chul will be creating a new management label and continue his music activities. Joo Chan Yang will also be pursuing a solo career in another management. On the other hand, Kim Jun, Park Yoon Hwa, and Park Han Bi will remain in their current management and focus on their acting careers.

Yoon Jung Soo continued to say, “Shin Min Chul and Joo Chan Yang wanted to do their own style of music. The rest of the members, who have had acting classes, will focus on their acting careers. But first things first, we are waiting for Kim Jun and Park Yoon Hwa to be discharged from the military.