INTERVIEW Indie band 10

Jul 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Indie band

Indie band 10cm's Kwon Jeong-yeol (vocal, jembe) and Yoon Cheol-jong (guitar) have known each other for 12 years. They were in the same band in high school, went to the military together, and ended up in 'Hongdae [Hongik University area]' where they formed their band. After slowing gaining recognition by performing on the streets of Hongdae, they s...

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Fan claims was assaulted by Micky Yoochun's manager

Jul 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Fanclaims

TVXQ singer Micky Yoochun has been caught up in an assault case where his manager allegedly used physical and verbal abuse to an underage female fan. On July 26, one netizen posted a comment on an online bulletin board, claiming that her younger sibling had been slapped on the cheek and spoken harsh words to by Micky Yoochun's manager at a restaura...

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Kangta wraps up China concert in success

Jul 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kangta wrapsup

Korean singer Kangta successfully wrapped up his solo concert in China over the weekend and donated all the proceeds to charity, according to his agency SM Entertainment. SM said in a press release that the singer performed at the Wukesong Gymnasium on July 24 as part of the "KANGTA ASIA TOUR 2010 in Beijing," where he unveiled the title track fro...

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Hangeng accused of plagiarizing song by U-Know Yunho

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hangengaccused

Former Super Junior member Hangeng is heating up controversy with "Fire," his latest single release in China that has been accused of plagiarizing a song written by TVXQ leader U-Know Yunho.Fans have suggested that "Fire," the new single by Hangeng who went solo after leaving Super Junior, plagiarized U-Know Yunho's composition "Checkmate," perform...

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CNBLUE to embark on 6-stop Asia tour

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

CNBLUE

Rock band CNBLUE is scheduled to kick off a six-stop Asia tour next month, starting with a concert in Korea on July 31. The group's agency FNC Music announced in a press release that the boys will then perform in Hong Kong and Singapore in August, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan in September and China in October. FNC explained that the tickets for their...

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Park Jae-beom could appear in b-boy musical

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

ParkJae beom

Boy band 2PM's former leader Park Jae-beom may expand his singing career to musicals.According to a source in the musical industry on Monday, Park's new agency SidusHQ has shown interest in a musical which will be based on b-boying. SidusHQ hinted that the singer could be in the musical if producers can work around Park's schedule which including f...

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ZE:A to star in snack food commercial in Thailand

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

ZE A star

Korean idols ZE:A, who are currently on tour in Asia, will be shooting a television commercial for a Thai snack this week, according to their agency Star Empire Entertainment on Tuesday. A PR official from Star Empire told 10Asia over the phone that the boys will be shooting the commercial for United Foods Public Company Ltd.'s YOYO Jelly on July 2...

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G.NA picks up first win on Mnet singles chart

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

G.NA picks

Korean songstress G.NA claimed the No. 1 spot on Mnet's singles chart during the week of July 19 to 25 with her latest song "I'll Back Off" featuring Junhyung of boy band BEAST.This is G.NA's first win on the music chart -- she climbed up nine-spots from the previous week to beat out two-week winner miss A. G.NA, 22, made her debut on July 5 with t...

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Kim Jeong-hoon voted No.1 blogger in Japan

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Jeong hoon

Korean singer and actor Kim Jeong-hoon's blog has been voted the No.1 blog in Japan by popular website Ameba Blog, according to a press release on Tuesday. On July 26, the fifth anniversary since his debut in Japan and the tenth since his debut as a member of Korean pop group UN, Japanese fans left some 5,000 congratulatory messages on the "John-Ho...

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Teen Top to work with producer of Justin Bieber song

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Teen Top work

Korean boy band Teen Top will be working with the producer of Justin Bieber's hit song "One Less Lonely Girl" for their next album, according to their agency T.O.P Media on Monday. T.O.P announced in a press release that producer Hyuk Shin arrived in Korea to work with the boy band on the album that will follow after the boys' debut record "Come In...

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RaNia to tour Asia with U.S. hip-hop group B2K

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

RaNia tour

Upcoming K-pop girl band RaNia, whose three members are due to appear in Park Jae-beom's dance pic "Hype Nation," will be touring Asia with U.S. hip-hop group B2K, according to their agency DR Music on Monday. DR Music said in a press release that RaNia and B2K have agreed to go on a tour together in Asia, which includes stops in China, Hong Kong, ...

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Big Bang honored with UN "Global Unity" award

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Big Bang

K-pop idols Big Bang was honored with the United Nations' "Global Unity" award over the weekend, according to their agency YG Entertainment. YG announced in a press release that the boys were handed the "Global Unity" award on July 24 during the "Asia-Pacific Global Tolerance with Music 2010" concert held at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. The "G...

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BoA shoots new music video in 3D with "Avatar" creators

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

BoA shoots newmusic

Korean singing sensation BoA has recently completed shooting a music video for her upcoming new single "Hurricane Venus" in 3D format with the help of creators of the smash hit 3D pic "Avatar," according to agency SM Entertainment (SM) on Monday. SM explained in a press release that the singer collaborated with Samsung Electronics and PACE HD, the ...

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K.Will holds 2nd concert in Japan

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

K.Will holds

Korean singer and songwriter K.Will held his second solo concert in Japan over the weekend, according to his agency Starship Entertainment on Monday.A press release from Starship announced that the ballad singer took to the stage with an eight-man band for his concert titled "K.Will Live Concert with Band in Osaka" held at the Creo Osaka Central Ha..

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miss A outshines Taeyang on "Music Bank" with debut song

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

miss A

New girl group miss A triumphed on KBS' televised music program "Music Bank" over the weekend, beating out Taeyang for the top spot on the show with their debut single "Bad Girl, Good Girl." Big Bang member Taeyang had claimed his first win on "Music Bank" last week but was bumped to No. 2 by miss A who took their first-ever win on the show."We wan...

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MBLAQ Mir's sister Ko Eun-a apologizes for bar fight

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MBLAQ

Actress Ko Eun-a, also the older sister of boy band MBALQ member Mir, has apologized for getting into a fight at a bar over the weekend.Through a message posted after Sunday midnight in the 'Diary' segment of her social networking website Cyworld homepage, Ko wrote she is "sorry for being unbecoming as a public figure" despite knowing it is her "du...

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SHINee Minho was "was disappointed and upset" over injury

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SHINee

SHINee member Minho has said that he was "very disappointed and upset" that he was unable to join his bandmates for the group's comeback performance due to his recent injury. "I think I will have to wait a little more to fully recover from the injury," the singer told Asia Economic Daily Friday afternoon, just before his group went on stage on KBS2...

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Brown Eyed Girls to make debut in Japan next month

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Brown Eyed Girls

Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls are gearing up for their Japan debut by holding a showcase in the country early next month, according to their agency Nega Network. The four-member girl band will be performing at Tokyo's Astro Hall on August 5 in front of some 1,000 local fans, an official at Nega said."This is not just an ordinary showcase, it wi...

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Super Junior's Ryeowook posts pic with f(x) girls on Twitter

Jul 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SuperJunior

Super Junior member Ryeowook has revealed a candid photograph that he recently took with Victoria and Sulli of girl band f(x). The pop idol put up a picture of himself and the girls on his Twitter page (http://twitter.com/ryeong9) Thursday afternoon, along with the comment "I think time is passing by fast. It has been a good week because I had a

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