Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Seoul Metropolitan Government to Operate Late-night Bus Service Starting April 19

Seoul City will be operating a late-night (midnight~5:00 AM) bus service starting April 19. Initially, the service will be operated for three months on a trial basis. 

Photo by Seoul Metropolitan Government 

Monday, April 29, 2013

CNBLUE to hold world tour in the Philippines

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean pop rock band CNBLUE will be holding their first ever concert in the Philippines.
The 2013 CNBLUE Blue Moon World Tour in Manila will be held on June 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Girls' Generation to hold first world tour

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Top Korean group Girls' Generation will hold their first world tour starting in June.
The 2013 Girls' Generation World Tour "Girls & Peace" will start in Seoul on June 8 and 9 at the Olympics Gymnastics Arena.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Psy to appear on 'The Today Show'

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila BulletinKorean rapper Psy flew to the US on April 25 to start promoting his new song "Gentleman."

"I'm coming US!! #OnceAgain #Gentleman," he tweeted.





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Psy bags 6 nominations in 2013 Billboard Music Awards (+ list of nominees)

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean rapper Psy grabbed six nominations in the 2013 Billboard Music Awards including Top New Artist and Top Streaming Song for his hit single "Gangnam Style."

Billboard announced the nominees for this year's awards, which will be held on May 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2PM Wraps Up Tokyo Dome Concert

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean boy band 2PM finished their two-day "Legend of 2PM in Tokyo Dome" concert on April 20 and 21 and were so overwhelmed by the support of more than 100,000 Japanese fans that they cried.

Photos by JYP Entertainment

Sunday, April 21, 2013

CNBLUE Manila Concert ticket prices + seat plan

Boy band CNBlue will be having their first Manila concert on June 15 at the Araneta Coliseum. 

The promoter has released the ticket prices to the concert.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ex-idol, Girl's Day member in May-December affair

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
A former member of a popular 1990s Korean boy band and a member of K-pop group Girl's Day have been revealed to be in a relationship.

Tony An (36), former member of H.O.T. and founder of TN Entertainment, and Hyeri (20), have been seeing each other since March.

Photos by www.newsen.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Manila Bulletin: Psy's 'Gentleman' reaches 100 million views in 4 days

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean rapper Psy's "Gentleman" music video has reached a milestone, achieving 100 million views and more than 1 million likes since it was uploaded on YouTube on April 13.

The music video achieved the feat this morning and it continues to rack up more than one million views per hour.

Photos by YG Entertainment

Monday, April 15, 2013

Manila Bulletin: Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ video earns 22 million views in 24 hours

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean rapper Psy unveiled the much-anticipated music video for his new single “Gentleman” last April 13 and in just 24 hours, it set a record of more than 20 million views on YouTube.

The music video was uploaded on YouTube at about 8 p.m. on Saturday and, in just 12 hours, it already had 4.28 million views.



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Actors, Staff of hit Korean drama head to Cebu for vacation

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The actors, staff and crew of the hit drama "That Winter, The Wind Blows" will be vacationing in Cebu in southern Philippines starting today.

The vacation is an incentive for the people who worked on the drama, which rose to the No. 1 spot in the ratings in its time slot.

Photo by SBS

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wonder Girls' Sunye is pregnant with first baby

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Wonder Girls' leader Sunye is now an expectant mom.

She announced to the world on Twitter that she is pregnant, more than two months after getting married.  

Wonder Girls' Sunye and her husband James Park on their wedding day
(Photos by JYP Entertainment and www.newsen.com)

Friday, April 5, 2013

49th Baeksang Arts Awards nominees revealed

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The nominees for this year's 49th Baeksang Arts Awards for film and TV have been named.

In the film category, heartthrob Song Joong-ki of "Werewelf Boy" has been nominated for best actor along with Ryu Seung Ryong of the hit movie "Miracle in Cell No. 7," Lee Byung-hun for "Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King," Ha Jung-woo for "Berlin" and Hwang Jung-min for "New World."

Photos by www.newsen.com

Thursday, April 4, 2013

JYJ performs before sold-out crowd in Tokyo

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Korean boy band JYJ has proven through concerts held at Tokyo Dome recently that their popularity in Japan remains high.

JYJ, composed of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, performed to a sold-out crowd of 100,000 fans who came to the concerts held from April 2 to 3. Another 50,000 fans will come tonight, the last day of the concert.

Photos by www.newsen.com and @jyj_ph

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Kim Hyun Joong wins Best Actor in Japan


MANILA, Philippines - Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong won the best actor award at the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF) held recently in Japan.
The Korean actor was honored for his music video "Lucky Guy," his first Japanese single.

Photo by www.newsen.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Korean actress found dead in apparent suicide

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - A Korean actress who became popular in the 1990s was found dead in her home, which authorities said was an apparent suicide.

The Korean police identified the victim as 38-year-old actress Kim Soo Jin, who debuted in the Korean entertainment industry in 1994.



Big Bang, 2PM, TVXQ Nominated In MTV VMAJ 2013

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
MANILA, Philippines - Korean boy bands 2PM, Big Bang and TVXQ have received nominations in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ).
MTV Japan announced the nominees, the hosts and the first three performers of the awards ceremony, which will be held on June 22 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Manila Bulletin: Boy Band MBLAQ's M anila Concert Canceled

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - The concert of Korean boy band MBLAQ slated on March 31 was canceled "due to unresolved technical and production concerns."
The announcement was made just hours before the concert was to be held and when many fans were already at the concert venue.



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