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June 13, 2013

Teen Top’s L.Joe Asks Someone (?) to Stop Stalking Him

Sometimes, enough is enough, and Teen Top’s L.Joe has put his foot down.

On June 9, L.Joe tweeted, “I wanted to watch the movie with a good mood~ but because you sat right next to the seat I purchased, I had to move my seat many times. Go home safely.”

He later added, “From the dorm to the movies… Honestly, it’s uncomfortable that you follow my personal life. Please refrain from it.”

While the context of the tweets seem like L.Joe is warning sasaeng fans, due to fellow member Chunji’s replies to the tweets, the situation became a bit hazy.

For each of L.Joe’s tweets, Chunji wrote, “I’m sorry. T” and “That’s right, that’s right,” making it a bit confusing to whether the stalker fan that L.Joe was referring to was actually Chunji or a real sasaeng fan.

Were the Teen Top members just merely playing around with each other? Or is L.Joe actually a victim of sasaeng fans crossing the line, like Niel was?

Photo Credit: L.Joe and Chun Ji’s Twitter
Credits: enews

Block B Loses Case Against Stardom Entertainment

Block B lost its contract case against its agency Stardom Entertainment, but it showed it′s not planning on returning to the agency.

On June 7, law firm Shinwon, Block B′s legal representative, said through a press release, "We haven′t been convinced by many of the decisions the court made. We will confirm the lawful cancellation of the contract in the merit suit, then demand compensation from Stardom on its violations."

On the same day, the Seoul Central District Court had dismissed the suit Block B had brought against its agency. Its decision was made, according to the court, based on the lack of evidence on whether the agency had indeed failed to uphold its duties. It also added that it was hard to say the agency hadn′t paid the members their dues.

The release from Block B′s representative added, "[Block B] does not plan to rejoin Stardom for its future career, and so the group will prepare to go its own way. If the merit suit does not say the contract should be cancelled, the group is prepared to pay compensation."

On January 3, all the members of Block B had filed a suit for the cancellation of its contract with its agency Stardom. They claimed that the agency had not paid what the members were due for about a year.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan
Credits: enews

Infinite Talks About World Tour at Press Conference

Infinite is set to embark on a world tour this year, and the idol group held a press conference to talk about its 2013 Infinite 1st World Tour One Great Step on June 10.

Infinite cleans up in slick suits for the press conference.

Sung Jong looks ever chic in his suit.

Sung Jong opens up about the impending tour.

L doesn′t look too shabby either.

L speaks his piece about the tour.

Dong Woo keeps the mood light at the press conference.

Meanwhile, Hoya is all business.

As is leader Sung Kyu.

Sung Kyu shares his thoughts on the group′s world tour.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
Credits: enews

Infinite Says It′s Excited About Its World Tour

Infinite talked about how excited it is to be newly joining the ranks of idols that have held their own world tours.

On June 10, Infinite appeared at the press conference for its upcoming 2013 Infinite 1st World Tour One Great Step, and talked about its aims toward its future promotions.

The conference was relayed live to the world through Google.

Hoya said as the representative of the group, "We debuted on June 9, 2010, and yesterday was our third anniversary. I can′t believe we′ll be going on the world tour we′ve dreamed of since we were trainees, and it′s like a dream. I′m excited and happy."

Sung Yeol said about the title of the concert, "Niel Armstrong said his first step on the moon was ′one small step for a man′. We took that phrase and made it ′one great step′. It upgrades the meaning, and it means you can look forward to what′s coming."

Infinite will hold concerts in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Peru, America, Britain and France after starting off in Seoul. The tour will last about three months.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
Credits: enews

MBLAQ′s Mir is Forced to Change Scary Profile Image

MBLAQ′s Mir had to change the picture he had put up on his portal site profiles after it swept the web.

His picture, from the teaser for MBLAQ′s new single Smoky Girl, had gone viral after some netizens thought it was too scary with the color lenses.

A rep from J Tune Camp said about the new issue on June 10, "We′re surprised, but we believe [it went viral] thanks to the attention of the public. We changed the profile image to a photo that is to be included in the offline album to be released tomorrow. Please continue to show your interest in MBLAQ′s Mir onstage and in variety."

In the new photo, Mir holds up a milky snake, staring at the camera with his own dark eyes.

The offline version of MBLAQ′s Sexy Beat as been released on June 11.
Credits: enews

MBLAQ’s Cheon Dung and Mir Talk about Their Sisters′ Beauty

Known to have pretty older sisters, MBLAQ’s Cheon Dung and Mir talked about 2NE1’s Sandara Park and actress Ko Eun A.

On June 10, MBLAQ appeared as guests on Mnet’s The Beatles Code, where Cheon Dung and Mir were asked about their famous older sisters.

The two MBLAQ members were asked to honestly rate their sisters’ beauty, and Cheon Dung shared that he currently lives with his family.

“When I see her at home, I don’t really think that she’s pretty, but when I see her amongst other celebrities, she becomes very pretty,” said Cheon Dung, making the MCs joke that it must be because all the other celebrities are drop-dead ugly. Cheon Dunq quickly said, “Even though she’s surrounded by very pretty people, my sister looked really beautiful.”

In complete contrast to Cheon Dung’s praises towards Sandara Park, Mir was straightforward and direct, saying, “My sister is the worst of the worst.”

He added that he never thought that Ko Eun A was ever pretty. “When my mom sees my sister at home, she even says, ‘Look at that beggar over there.’”

Photo Credit: SBS, Sandara Park’s SNS, Mnet
Credits: enews

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon Once Bought 1 Million Won Worth of Teddy Bears

MBLAQ Lee Joon revealed that he sleeps better at night…surrounded by his teddy bears.

On June 10, Lee Joon and the other MBLAQ members appeared on Mnet’s The Beatles Code, where the MCs mentioned that Lee Joon was stingy.

Lee Joon defended himself, saying he’s gotten better at spending money, revealing that he’s spent around one million won (~886 USD) in a span of two days. When asked what he bought, Lee Joon replied, I bought a lot of teddy bears. I made a large purchase.”

On his teddy bear purchases, Lee Joon said, “I relieve stress by sleeping, but these days, I’m not satisfied with my sleep. One of my fans gave me a teddy bear as a present, and after I sleep with the teddy bear on my bed, I was able to really go into deep sleep.”

He also added that he talks to his teddy bears, asking if they slept well.

“It makes me feel better.”

Mir served as a witness, saying, “The first thing Lee Joon does when he gets home is greet all of his teddy bears.”

Guest Park Hye Kyung said she understood Lee Joon, as she talks to her flowers.

Photo Credit: Mnet
Credits: enews

Infinite Aims to Spread K-Pop Through the World

Infinite is determined to do good for K-Pop by spreading it to more corners of the world.

The group spoke up at the press conference for its first world tour One Great Step on June 10.

Hoya said, "Many of our members have never been overseas before their debuts, and we′ll work hard thinking to learn more about the cultures of each country. We′ll try to learn what stage manners each country likes."

Kim Sung Kyu also said, "We′ll spread the strengths of K-Pop and Korean culture."

Infinite will start touring the world with a concert in Seoul from August.

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
Credits: enews

MBLAQ′s Lee Joon Says He and Oh Yeon Seo Don′t Keep In Touch

Lee Joon revealed he doesn′t keep in touch with his former virtual wife Oh Yeon Seo.

MBLAQ appeared on the June 10 broadcast of Mnet′s The Beatles Code 2 with singer Park Hye Kyung to talk about their lives and first loves.

MC Shindong first lightly touched on the issue, saying, "Have you overcome all your difficulties?" but Lee Joon attempted to ignore the question by saying, "What are you talking about?"

At this, Shindong hit the nail on the head, asking, "Do you keep in touch with Oh Yeon Seo?"

Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo were surrounded by controversy during their time on We Got Married after Oh Yeon Seo was hit with love rumors between her and Lee Jang Woo.

Lee Joon confessed he doesn′t keep in touch, and said about how most people think he was harmed due to the scandal, "I was shooting a movie at the time. I think [my appearance in the show] came to a close at the right time so I could concentrate on the shoots."

Photo credit: Mnet
Credits: enews

Infinite′s First Studio Album in Japan Tops Oricon′s Weekly Chart

Infinite′s first studio album in Japan handed another success to the group in its streak, topping the country′s weekly and daily Oricon charts.

According to the Oricon, Infinite′s album Koi ni Ochiru Toki, released on June 5, topped the weekly chart.

The album contains the Japanese version of Man In Love, as well as the group′s previous hits Be Mine and BTD.

A rep from Woolim Entertainment said, "The Infinite members are all happy that their first studio album has been successful not only on the daily charts but also the weekly charts. They′re especially surprised because they haven′t promoted in the country yet. They′ll make sure to repay the great love with better performances."

Infinite will start promoting in Japan this week.

In the meantime, the group held the press conference for its upcoming world tour One Great Step on June 10.

Photo credit: Woolim Entertainment
Credits: enews

FT Island Lee Hong Gi′s Photo Book for ′Passionate Goodbye′ Tops Tower Records Book Charts

Lee Hong Gi′s photobook for his first movie Passionate Goodbye has been bombing Tower Records′ sales charts.

According to Tower Records on June 10, the photobook for Passionate Goodbye, starring Lee Hong Gi, ranked no. 1 on the book and magazine chart.

Passionate Goodbye premiered in Korea on May 30, and soon after, on June 7, premiered in Japan under the new title Phoenix, the Song of Promise. The photo book contains stills from the film as well as previously unrevealed behind the scenes cuts.

In the meantime, FT Island will be releasing its third studio album in Japan, Rated-FT, on June 12, and from June 15 will embark on its arena tour.

Photo credit: FNC Entertainment
Credits: enews

FT Island Runs a Giant Ad Truck in Tokyo for ′Rated-FT′

FT Island will be running a giant truck for its new album throughout Tokyo.

A photo showing the FT Island members posing before a giant truck with their photo on it, nicknamed the ′FT Car′, was recently released.

The truck aims to advertise the release of the band′s third studio album in Japan, Rated-FT.

The FT Car, which also holds autographs from the members themselves, will run through Harajuku, Omotesando, Sibuya, Shinjuku, Ōkubo and other downtown Tokyo areas from June 10-16.

Rated-FT was released on June 12. The 11-track album holds many self-written singles by the members, including Choi Jong Hoon′s Hold My Hand, Lee Hong Gi′s Black Chocolate and Orange Sky and Lee Jae Jin′s Time To, as well as the promotional single Freedom.

Photo credit: FNC Entertainment
Credits: enews

B2ST to Pre-Release Second Title Song ‘I’m Sorry’

Following the success of Will You Be Alright?, B2ST Will be pre-releasing another song for the fans.

On June 12, Cube Entertainment tweeted the announcement about the release of B2ST’s second title song, I’m Sorry. The song will be unveiled on June 15.

I’m Sorry was produced by Yong Jun Hyung and Kim Tae Joo. The lyrics speak the honest feelings of regret after a breakup and the song includes a soft acoustic guitar melody.

B2ST will also be showcasing a special performance of the song on June 15 at Gangnam’s Maru Park for the B2UTY Gather Project, which B2St teased earlier in the month..

Photo Credit: Cube Entertainment
Credits: enews

100% Receives Interview Love Calls from Europe

Carefully stepping outside of the borders of South Korea, the 100% members revealed that countries in Europe have been asking for them.

On June 11, T.O.P Media announced that various news platforms in Germany, Romania, and England have been flooding 100% with requests for interviews. .

German Kpop website, K-Pop Magazin, explained that it asked for an interview to learn more about 100% after fans in Germany began raving about the group’s masculine image and strong choreography.

“We’ve recently participated in interviews with news platforms from Germany and Romania respectively,” said T.O.P Media, explaining that 100% will show different sides to the group through these interviews.

Meanwhile, 100% is promoting its song, Want U Back, while hold fansignings in Seoul.

Photo Credit: T.O.P Media
Credits: enews

LEDApple teases for their return as "Bad Boys" with video clip

LEDApple, who previously announced the news of their upcoming return, has started the teasing process with a MV teaser!

As mentioned previously, the boys will be returning with their 3rd mini album 'Bad Boys' with the title track of the same name, and thus, joining on the 'bad' trend that's been taking over the Kpop scene lately.

According to the teaser, Kang Ye Bin will be featuring in their new release, raising the anticipation even more.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee to collaborate with Beat Burger for an electronic remix of their hit songs at 'UMF Korea 2013'

SHINee is crossing off another feat on their bucket list as they are scheduled to stand on stage at a major music festival, 'UMF Korea 2013'!

This will be the group's first time performing at a major music festival of this nature, and you can bet they'll loosen up fans' 'serious' nature at the event taking place on the 15th.

The group will be the guest of electronic team Beat Burger, led by Black Beat's Shim Jae Won who serves as the choreography director for SM artists. They'll be collaborating with Beat Burger to perform the remix of 3 of their hit songs including "Dream Girl".

UMF is an electronic music festival that is held across the world and this will be the second time that the festival is held in Korea. 

Credits: allkpop

May 29, 2013

MBLAQ appear as hosts on a TV show that is rated for age of 19 and over

According to a May 24  announcement by an official of cable channel  tvN, MBLAQ will host the episode of SNL (Saturday Night Live) Korea that will air on June 1 at 11:00 p.m. Because of the adult nature of the comedy on the show, it is rated as viewable by those 19 years of age or older. MBLAQ’s appearance on the show is being greeted with great anticipation.

The group will be back with their fifth single, “Sexy Beat,” on June 4. Seung Ho appeared on Dancing with the Stars 3; Mir has been on Sunday Night – Real Man; Chun Doong is currently acting oin the drama series Neil Shop Paris; and Lee Joon has recently acted in a movie. All the members are busy, but it’s been a long time since they appeared on a show together.


Credits: K-Avenue

Hong Gi of FT Island makes his screen debut, saying, “I couldn’t sleep well on the day before the preview”

“I couldn’t sleep well last night!” said Lee Hong Gi of FTIsland, having just made his screen debut. He said his excitement after the preview held at Lotte Cinema on May 21 accounted for his sleeplessness.

Lee says: “Because it’s my first movie, I feel more nervous than when announcing a new album. I was too nervous to sleep well. I asked senior actors about this and they responded that the more previews of your movies you attend, the more nervous you feel. While watching the preview, I felt I’m lacking at acting, but that lack was made up for with the help of the great work of the director and the crew.”

Lee played an “idol” singer in the movie. He says, “When I saw the screenplay for the first time, I thought I couldn’t do it because I had no experience of the knid of hospice where the story takes place, but after reading the screenplay through, I made up my mind to try because I felt like this movie would be important to the rest of my life.”

The movie Good Bye Party is kind of a human drama. The story is about young singer who is sentenced to do community service at a hospice and is deeply disturbed by  spending time with terminally ill patients. The movie is to be released on May 30.

Source: Starnews

Credits: K-Avenue

BtoB has the first promotion in Cambodia, doing performances and voluntary services

The group BtoB (Seo Eun Gwang, Lee Min Hyuk, Lee Chang Seob, Lim Hyun Sik, Peniel, Jung Il Hoon, and Yook Sung Jae) successfully ended their first official visit to Cambodia, where they stayed for three days and two nights starting on May 19. According to a May 22 report by their agency, Cube Entertainment, the group held a variety of promotional events such as their first fan meeting in Cambodia, titled BtoB Press Play in Cambodia, at Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh.

The agency says, “Having held a promotional event in Thailand, BtoB received great attention from the local press and moved on to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to hold a fan meeting. About 1,000 people came to the fan meeting, which is an unprecedented number for a rookie group. It is also interesting that almost half of the fans who participated in the fan meeting that day were men. BtoB visited a welfare facility near Phnom Penh on May 20, and left about a hundred children with unforgettable memories by singing songs and distributing snacks to them.”

Leader Seo Eun Gwang gave his impressions, saying, “We were glad to have the opportunity to hold a fan meeting in Cambodia and have a great time with local children. This was our first visit. We hope to have more time to spend together next time.”

BtoB returned to Korea after the fan meetings and volunteer service in Thailand and Cambodia and are going to depart for Malaysia for a concert on May 23.

Source: Starnews

Credits: K-Avenue

Lee Hong Gi of FT Island says, “I want to delete those videos on the Internet of me singing off pitch”

Lee Hong Gi appeared on MBC’s Gold Fishery Radio Star on May 22 and related his regrets about an incident from his past: “I want to delete all video clips of my performance at the 2008 Music Awards that are on the Internet, I was singing off pitch.”

His excuse was “I had performed in a concert for three consecutive days before the awards, and I was so sick that day that my bed sheets were soaked with my sweat, which drove my managers crazy. I listened to the sound track for the awards ceremony because the concert left me no time. My agency insisted that I prerecord my voice, but this was rejected by an official of the broadcasting company, so I had no choice but to perform live.”

Yoon Jong Shin said the incident threw audience into utter confusion. Hong responded, saying, “I got off rhythm and was losing my voice. It was a very hard time. Super Junior members sent text messages to cheer me up. Especially, Gang In said, ‘You were the best on stage.’ That was really helpful to me.”

Source: TV Report

Credits: K-Avenue

A-PRINCE talks about fanfics, ghosts & One Direction at Singapore interview

KAvenyou got a chance to interview A-PRINCE after their official press conference for their first ever showcase in Singapore, where we learnt more about their phobias and their fanfiction reading habits. (Yes, A-PRINCE do read fanfiction!)
Q: During the press conference, you all mentioned about local (Korean) artistes that you all wish to collaborate with. What about international artistes?
Sungwon: In regards to collaborating with international artistes, we would like to collaborate with One Direction if we have the opportunity.
KAvenyou: You guys mentioned on A-PRINCE TV that you all saw a ghost in your old studio. Are you all afraid of ghosts?
Sungwon: Yes, Woobin is the most afraid of ghosts!
KAvenyou: Besides ghosts, what else are you guys afraid of?
Woobin: Oh, pigeons, pigeons! (He exclaimed it twice in Korean and twice in English!)
Q: It has been a year since your debut, so what have you learnt over this one year and what is your greatest accomplishment this year?
Sungwon: We have received a lot of helpful advice from seniors and we have taken them along in our stride, helping to motivate us to become better singers. Our greatest accomplishment so far is our debut, and we hope to achieve more exposure and love from international fans.
Q: Until now, what is the most memorable gift that you have received from fans?
Siyoon: A portrait of myself.
Seungjun: A very, very big letter!
Sungwon: I received a portrait from a fan in Russia, and I’ve also received a collage of my own pictures.
Q: If you were casted in a movie, what kind of character would you all want to play?
Seungjun: I want to have an action role.
Woobin: I want to be a student who does well in studies.
Sungwon: I want to be a rich person’s son – good-looking and popular!
Minhyuk: I want a role of someone who is poor, but very strong and determined in the face of adverse situations.
Siyoon: I also want to be rich man’s son who is pampered.
KAvenyou: In an episode of A-PRINCE TV, you guys also mentioned about reading fanfiction. So, do you all read it together or alone by yourself?
Siyoon: Usually one of us (the members) will be browsing through the fanfics, and we will call the others (“Oh hyung!”) to come and read.
Q: Recently Sungwon starred in a musical “Summer Snow”, so how was the experience like and would you like to do another musical again?
Sungwon: I find it very refreshing and challenging as well, because I’m starting from a singer. Although it was tiring, I really enjoyed it. Although I’m promoting singing with A-PRINCE currently, if the opportunity arises, I will be more than happy to take part in another musical.
Q: What kind of role and story will you be interested to act in next time?
Sungwon: The murderer in Jack The Ripper!
Q: What are the reasons for choosing the artistes that you all wanted to collaborate with (as mentioned earlier during the press conference)?
Siyoon: I admire Se7en’s all-roundedness, because he can sing and dance as well, so I would like to collaborate with him.
Minhyuk: I chose Beenzino, because he is a rapper that I admire a lot.
Sungwon: I wish to collaborate with Jaejoong. He has just released his album recently and I really like the flavour of the album, so I would really like to have a collaboration with him.
Woobin: I wish to have a collaboration with PSY because he is talented and I admire PSY’s energy.
Seungjun: I wish to collaborate with Naul and I hope to have a song that’s more touching.
Q: What about One Direction (in regards to international collaboration)?
Sungwon: I feel that One Direction has a very similar colour and so we would like to work on stage together.
KAvenyou would like to thank JNation for the invitation to cover A-PRINCE Live in Singapore 2013.
Article by: Zhen Zhen @ KAvenyou
Photography by: Yanglin @ KAvenyou

Credits: K-Avenue

Lunafly explains Teo’s haircut and their brotherhood with LC9 at Singapore interview

Can’t get enough of Lunafly? KAvenyou is back to bring you more goss and happenings from the trio’s debut showcase in Singapore! We had the opportunity to interview the members following their first official press conference, where we discussed Teo’s recent image change, and their close brotherhood with new and upcoming boy band LC9! Check out the following interview transcript from the short interview session:
Q: We’re from KAvenyou, and we were actually the official media for your Malaysian showcase, so it’s good to see everyone again!
Lunafly: (All) Hi!
Q: The last time we saw Teo, he had long hair. What happened?
Teo: Why did I cut my hair? I lost my hair. (Laughs) I wanted to show a new look.
Sam: We’re kind of always looking to show different sides to us, so Teo decided to cut his hair.
Q: So do any of you have plans for future image changes?
Teo: We have really a lot (of plans to do so). We’ll show it to you next time!
Q: Your company just produced a new boy band LC9.
Lunafly: (Immediately) Ah!
Q: I think a lot of fans are curious as to whether you guys are close to them, and whether you feel some sort of friendly competition going on between the two boy bands of the group.
Sam: We’re very good friends. These guys, LC9, they’ve been training for three years. I’ve been in (the company) for two years, and for me they’re all like little brothers. I think one if them is like 16? They’re all like brothers to me, and we live together, and we see each other all the time. Friendly competition…
Teo: Rather than viewing them as rivals, I hope we do well together.
Sam: Yeah, I think because our styles are so different. They’re singing and dancing idols, so it’s hard to say that we are rivals. We’re going on the same journey, and we (Lunafly) just happened to come out a little bit earlier than them.
Q: So did you give them any tips?
Teo: Rather than tips, we just shared our experiences with them. We also trained and prepared together. Since we are close, we (Lunafly) support them a lot.
Yun: We started out first, so even though my training period was shorter than the LC9 friends, since we appeared on television broadcasts first, we gave them some advice about that.
Sam: The LC9 guys have been practicing longer, they’ve been training for a long time. Yun and Teo are very close with them as well, so we just tell them about our experiences, which could be (regarded as) advice.

Article by: Rachel @ KAvenyou Photography by: Xuanlin @ KAvenyou

Credits: K-Avenue

A-PRINCE says Hello to A-LAND one last time at Singapore meet & greet session

19 May 2013 – The last official event of A-PRINCE’s schedule that took place in Singapore in conjunction with their first ever showcase here was their meet & greet session, held at J-Cube shopping mall. The meet & greet session was free and open to all, as a way to thank fans for supporting them during their first visit to Singapore.

At the A-PRINCE’s meet & greet session, the boys also performed 2 songs – Hello and their new track Mambo, delighting fans who did not manage to see them perform at their showcase or those who wanted to see them perform once again. To commemorate their last event with the fans in Singapore, A-PRINCE also took a group photo on stage with the fans present.
This was followed by the much-anticipated hi-5 session with the members of A-PRINCE, where priority was given to ticket holders of the showcase held the day before. Fans were happily giving their favourite boys hi-5s and cheering them on before they returned back to Korea the next day. Bright smiles were seen on the A-PRINCE boys’ faces throughout the entire meet & greet session and as they bid farewell to their fans, promising to be back again in Singapore soon!

Article by: Zhen Zhen @ KAvenyou Photography by: Xuanlin @ KAvenyou

Credits: K-Avenue
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