[NEWS] F.CUZ Reveals PV For 2nd Japanese Single ‘Around You’

Posted: November 26, 2011 by yunjaeyoosusarang in Kpop
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[NEWS] F.CUZ Reveals PV For 2nd Japanese Single ‘Around You’

The boys of F.CUZ released their debut Japanese single ‘Never Let You Go’ back in August. The single performed well and F.CUZ was able to reach 3rd on the Oricon daily chart. F.CUZ is slated to release their 2nd Japanese single, ‘Around You‘ on December 21st and earlier today the full PV was revealed. Additionally, it was recently revealed that the PV for the second single on ‘Around You’ which is titled ‘LUV HOLIC‘ will be released in early December. Check out the PV for ‘Around You’ below!

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[NEWS] HyunA And Hyunseung’s Duo Unit Opens Teaser Website

Cube Entertainment has previously announced the collaboration of 4minute‘s HyunA and B2ST‘s Hyunseung. The two members will be teaming up to form a duo unit “Trouble Maker“.

On November 25th, Cube opened up an official website for the duo unit which showcased HyunA and Hyunseung in their different sequence of poses. The website also features countdown timer on its backgroud heading to December 1st which is the scheduled date of the album’s release.

The duo unit will be releasing their self-titled mini album “Trouble Maker” which will contain both dance and ballad tracks that diplay Hyunseung’s vocals and HyunA’s rapping skills.

Source: TroubleMaker
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[News] JTBS’s ‘Girls’ Generation and the Dangerous Boys’ to start Dec 4th!

On November 22nd, JTBC announced that Girls’ Generation will be leading in the weekend variety programme, titled ‘Girls’ Generation and the Dangerous Boys’, where they will act as mentors for teenage boys.

In this programme, Girls’ Generation members will transform into mentors for teenage boys, who are stubborn and mischievous. It can also be called a ‘Dream Project’, where members resolve each of the boys’ problems and help them to find their dreams.

This reality programme will be carried out by providing training in a training camp for five teenage boys, who are willing to accept changes. These five boys come from different regions of Korea and will change day by day through the training.

JTBC said, “As Girls’ Generation are promoting ‘The Boys’ in their busy schedule, they took up the challenge of being mentors for the first time in their lives. This is expected to become a hot topic. This programme is especially meaningful as Girls’ Generation has prepared opportunities for teenage boys to start anew. While approaching them with sincere attitude, Girls’ Generation is going to present another side of them.”

This programme will be first aired on December 4th at 7.30pm KST.

Source: fanwonder.com

Credit: TV Report
Translated by: imwhywhy@fanwonder.com

[News] Melon Music Awards Acknowledges Girls Generations Global Success With The 2011 Global Artist Award.

In the 2011 MelOn Music Awards held on November 24th at the Seoul Olympic Gymnasium Arena, Girls’ Generation received the newly-established award, ’2011 Global Artist Award’.

Despite not being able to attend the award ceremony in person, Girls’ Generation pre-recorded a video to express their appreciation.

The girls made their speech in a cute manner by saying, “Thank you for giving the ’2011 Global Artist Award’ to Girls’ Generation! Is this an award for singers who made it to the worldwide market?”

They continued, “We’re regretful that we cannot attend the award ceremony but we are happy to conclude the year by receiving an award from the ’2011 MelOn Music Awards’. Recently, K-pop fever is spreading to the world and we feel proud as K-pop singers. Thank you!”

Check out Girls’ Generation’s pre-recorded acceptance speech here!

 

Source: Fanwonder.com

Credit: tvdaily.co.kr + sonekiho@youtube.com + mydaily.co.kr (photo)

Translated by: imwhywhy@fanwonder.com

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk Donates $1.2 Million USD To His College

Jang Geun Suk has donated $1.2 million USD to his college, Hanyang University, it was revealed on November 23. The news was first shared on Hanyang University’s donation site, and students started spreading the word, which resulted in the school confirming the contribution.

“Jang Geun Suk made the donation without notifying the school in advance. But his name was revealed on the school’s donation list and his contribution was made public,” Hanyang University said.

On November 22, Jang Geun Suk’s name was first revealed on their donation site under the name, “Theater Major Jang Geun Suk,” with the amount $1.2 million USD mentioned on the side. But his name was deleted on November 23, raising speculation over the validity of his endowment.

This donation turns out to be the highest ever amount by any Hanyang University student or alumni. Two Hanyang University alumni donated $1 million USD each in the past.

Jang Geun Suk is well-known for his love for his school. Even during a leave of absence, he showed up at the school’s festival and concerts, and often stopped by with pizza and drinks for his friends.

“I wanted to make this donation without letting others know, but it’s a bit frustrating how it was made public. I hope this helps my juniors who are struggling through rough times,” Jang Geun Suk said.

Hanyang University said they will create a “Jang Geun Suk Scholarship Fund” with today’s donation and will be spent on helping theater-major students.

[NEWS] “Dream High 2” Cast May Include Jinwoon, Hyorin And Kang So Ra 

2AM’s Jinwoon, SISTAR’s Hyorin, and Kang So Ra Leading Candidates for “Dream High 2”

The highly anticipated KBS drama “Dream High 2” is close to casting 2AM’s Jinwoon, SISTAR’s Hyorin, and actress Kang So Ra as their lead roles, local media reported on November 23. According to multiple industry officials, the three stars are in talks with the production crew of “Dream High 2,” and are close to signing a contract soon, but nothing has been finalized yet.

“Jinwoon and Kang So Ra are some of the top candidates to join the show. But none of the casting has been confirmed,” the head of the production team was quoted as saying by Star News.

None of the stars has confirmed their casting either. According to Star News, Jinwoon and Kang So Ra’s party said, “We have been requested to appear in the show, but nothing is set in stone.” Hyorin’s representative also said, “We’re reviewing it positively and arranging their schedules. But it’s not finalized yet.”

The first episode of “Dream High 2” is set to air on January 30. The first season was a mega success in Korea, as well as other markets such as Japan and China. Just a few days ago, Park Jin Young was confirmed to be the only original cast member to join the sequel of “Dream High.” Final casting members are expected to be confirmed by early next month.

[NEWS] Kpop Gets Featured On An Australian TV Show

Recently, there’s been a strong trend of major international media outlets discussing Kpop. Joining that list is ‘Sunrise‘, a popular Australian morning TV program who dedicated a special broadcast to Kpop in light of the recent concert in Sydney.

The show delved into the factors behind the success of Kpop, as well as sitting down with TVXQ for an interview.

Check out the coverage below!