Get ready to add another album to your collection, VIPs, because GD&TOP will re-release their first album with a brand new cover next month. YG Entertainment updated their fans on their decision to change GD&TOP’s logo on their official website with a news posting on June 29th.
The post reads:
“Hello. This is YG Entertainment.
We thank you all for supporting GD&TOP’s first album, which was released back on December 24th of last year.
GD&TOP’s logo, as stated before in many interviews, was designed combining a rabbit, in recognition of the year of the rabbit, and a fist holding up a V-sign that stands for victory.
It was based off of Playboy Enterprises International Inc.’s rabbit design logo.
However, our company didn’t receive permission from Playboy, who has trademark rights for their rabbit logo, and we’re not involved with Playboy in any shape or form.
Therefore, to prevent any confusion, we’ve accepted Playboy’s polite request and have decided to stop using GD&TOP’s rabbit logo.
We will suspend sales for GD&TOP’s album, and release a NEW COVER version starting in July.
Please show your love and support for the newly designed ‘GD&TOP First Album New Cover Ver.‘ (all songs will be the same).
The new logo features GD&TOP in the shape of a heart.
Photos of Jung Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye sweetly posing as lovers were released on the homepage of MBC’s FM radio ‘Younha’s Starry Night‘ on June 28th. Jung Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye were both guests on the radio program the day earlier on the 27th.
In the photos, Jung Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye were smiling as they reminded people of their close relationship, similar to their past drama, SBS’s ‘You’re Beautiful‘.
The polaroid of the two people created an image of lovers, which brought the attention of netizens, as they commented, “I would believe they were lovers”, “It also seems like they are siblings”, “Either a friends or lovers feeling”, and “They always match.”
Their MBC drama ‘You’ve Fallen for Me‘ debuted on the 29th.
Rookie group Boyfriend has been capturing the hearts of schoolgirls everywhere with their boyish charms and good looks. Especially capturing the hearts are ‘Kim Hyunjoong twins’ Youngmin and Kwangmin, ‘Yoo Seungho’s doppelganger’ Jungmin, and ‘K-Will’s smiley boy backdancer’ Minwoo, the group has been stirring commotions on online forums since their debut.
In response to such attention the members said with a smile, “It’s a pleasant nickname, ‘pet-idols.’ Boyfriend can be trained without a problem. However, at the same time the name can be a little burdensome because it seems like we’re getting more attention for our visuals than for our talents.”
They also explained that they felt awkward with the name ‘Boyfriend’ before their debut. The boys said that they had goosebumps and shivers when Starship Entertainment first revealed the group name. However, they soon realized that it was actually a pretty catchy name with a good meaning and in the end they agreed.
Their title track “Boyfriend” was produced by Brave Brothers, famous for his works with singers such as Son Dambi, After School, Big Bang, Sistar, and others. The song has a unique rhythm and an addictive chorus, all of which helps emphasize the group’s vocal talents. The track itself in conjunction with its corresponding ‘Aegyo (cute) dance’ has garnered much popularity for the group.
Although the performances seem to be a little more than simply cute, the boys revealed that they actually ended up short of breath after each stage. Leader Donghyun explained, “With the exception of the chorus, the choreography is very difficult because it is broken up to fit different beats. Dancing and singing to the song simultaneously was really hard for us, especially at first. Now that we’re becoming a little more accustomed to the stage it isn’t as bad. We’re beginning to enjoy our performances more and more, especially when we notice the crowd’s faces.”
Their official debut was only a month ago but the group is also receiving love-calls from overseas and even had a notable amount of international fans attend their first fan signing. Boyfriend said, “We’re planning to give everything we have in Korea before we start anything overseas. Our goal is definitely to receive the best rookie award this year.”
Boyfriend has been busy working on their next album since their successful debut and plans to show fans a new side of themselves apart from the powerful dancing that they were doing before, so make sure to keep an eye on these super rookies.
After taking a picture in front of the Notre Dame the boys of Super Junior and SHINee recorded a special video and were spotted by the fans.
ELFs and ShaWols took over Paris during the weekend and a group of lucky ones found the boys at the Notre Dame Cathedral where they were taking pictures and recording a video. The best part of it is that Super Junior and SHINee suddenly started dancing and singing ‘Sorry Sorry’ and ‘Ring Ding Dong’ in front of Notre Dame Cathedral provoking the screams of the fans around.
We might probably see a complete video soon, but so far enjoy this fan cam.
source: RaiBaka @ youtube gokpop
It is time to put your ‘HANDS UP’ with 2PM and their new MV teaser.
The boys are ready to return with a new album and style that will surely be different from the previous ones. We recently shared their teaser images and tracklist which were a great surprise. Now the MV teaser will make you want to dance in the club just like them.
This is just a preview so start thinking about what might come next
source : gokpop 2pm @ youtube
Lee Min Ho was involved in a car accident during the filming of ‘City Hunter’ and it has been revealed that he is not hurt badly.
There was a car accident during a shooting of the drama were Min Ho was invloved. The car ended up really damaged which caused the concern of everyone. Lee Min Ho and the company director who were in the car were immediately taken to the hospital to evaluate their state. Fortunately his injuries were not severe and were treated right away.
The production cancelled the recording to focus on Min Ho and the producer and mentioned that the accident might not affect the drama since they are just missing a few scenes that will probably be filmed tomorrow or in the case they can not keep the shooting they will edit the scenes they currently have.
It is good that he was not hurt and the production took care about their safety as a priority. We hope to see him again and do not forget to visit GoKpop for more updates.
Via Star News
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The Korean Tourism Organization has introduced a list of the Korean stars people would like to travel around Korea with.
The survey was carried in 8 languages and included 12,805 people from a total of 102 countries.
The results revealed that k-pop was the most popular among the hallyu wave around the world. As well it included which stars they would like to travel around Korean with, where they would like to go and to do.
The list was filled by k-pop idols including Super Junior, Big Bang, TVXQ. JYJY and more.
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On the other side the survey also included a list of stars and asked people to pick the one they would like to travel around Korea with.
2. Big Bang (8.6%)
3. JYJ (6.7%)
4. TVXQ (5.3%)
6. Jang Geun Suk
9. Hyun Bin
Japanese users gave Bae Yong Jun the first place in their country, while English-speaking countries and Chinese communities picked Super Junior. On the other hand Big Bang was placed first by French and Spanish communities. Germany and Russia gave Rain and actress Kim Tae Hee their support.
Jeju was voted as the most wanted place to travel with the stars and on the activities side they picked concerts, shooting locations, tourism attractions and traditional culture.
A 76.6% of the voters were Asian while Europe was represented by a 17.9%. The majority of users were women with a 89.6%, and the largest age groups were females in their 20s with 48.7%.
Source : [Japanese Yonhap News]
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