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TOP ASIAN PROMOTERS TO PRODUCE JAY PARK’S FAN MEET

Fan Meets in 8 Cities Confirmed for Late August and September with Kickoff in Seoul

July 6, 2010, International – Jay Park better known to his fans in Asia as Park Jaebeom will be working with Asia’s top music promoters to launch his solo fan meets tour in September. The fan meets kick off in Seoul on August 28th and go on to Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore throughout the month of September.

“We are very pleased to make this announcement,” said Tinzar Sherman, official management representative for Jay Park. “The fans have been so patient and supportive of Jay. He wants to take the opportunity during the fan meets to thank all the fans for their unwavering support, and is looking forward to making it a lot of fun.”

The idea of the fan meets has been in development since May when several top promoters approached Jay’s management about the possibility of doing fan meets for Jay in their own countries. There are discussions about expanding the tour to additional cities in Asia and North America.

Jay will be bringing his dance crew AOM to the various fan meet locations, where he will perform songs, choreograph special dance sequences and play games with the fans. Jay and AOM will also battle top local bboy crews in a friendly exchange to promote youth culture in each country.

“I am blessed to have such incredible fans. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go on the road and meet with you in so many great cities. I hope to make you proud,” said Jay Park.

Fan meet schedule will be posted on Jay Park’s official website http://www.jaypark.com/fanmeet.html and full details of each stop will be announced on the site by around the middle of July.

Media Inquiries:
Tinzar Sherman
info@jaypark.com
310-855-0033 ext. 702

Business Inquiries:
fanmeets@jaypark.com

source: jaypark.com

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More of Jay Park on Hype Nation’s filming set photos (via OH! KPOP)

More of Jay Park on Hype Nation's filming set photos As part of the production team's promotional ventures,they have released in set pictures of their latest filming set for Hype Nation. Pictures of Jay Park and his on screen sister has been revealed on a scene where Jay's role had heated dance battle ending into a fight. And to those who still don't get it, Jay Park's screen name is 'DARKNESS'. Hype Nation reveals on set pictures of the battle between Darkness & Jesse On … Read More

via OH! KPOP


[100622/KPOP] PARK JAE-BEOM TO START SHOOTING HYPE NATION

Former 2PM leader Park Jae-beom arrives at Incheon International Airport in Korea on June 18, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]

Korean singer Park Jae-beom, former leader of boy band 2PM who arrived in Korea last Friday, will kick off shooting for b-boy pic “Hype Nation” on June 24.

According to multiple media reports, filming for “Nation” was originally set to begin on Wednesday but got delayed by a day due to the weather and shooting location selection.

Park, who is cast as the male lead in the dance flick, reportedly does not have any scenes to shoot on the first day of shooting, however.

The Korean-American singer returned to Korea on Friday for the first time since leaving the country last September after he got caught up in a national controversy that abruptly ended his music career as a member of popular idol group 2PM.

Park and 2PM were at the height of their popularity when it was revealed that he had written several controversial remarks — including “I hate Korea” — on his MySpace pages during his teenage years as a trainee at agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE).

The matter sparked an instant outrage throughout the country, leading to Park quitting the band and returning to his hometown of Seattle four days after his old comments surfaced on the Internet.

With fans pleading for his return, he was expected to rejoin the group earlier this year but was dropped by JYPE last February when the agency terminated its contract with the singer. Neither Park nor JYPE offered details about their split, only saying that it was due to “a huge wrongdoing” that Park had committed in his personal life.

Park had been staying in the U.S. since, dancing with his b-boy crew Art of Movement and recently signing with U.S. online media company Digital Media Wire (DMW) to manage his career in the entertainment business.

One day prior to his much-hyped return to Korea, the singer released a lengthy statement on his official website (http://www.jaypark.com), apologizing to his fans and former bandmates for “putting you guys through so much emotionally and mentally since last September” and saying “I was once young and naive and said some things that got blown out of context.”

The singer added, “I am proud to be Korean, I love Korea, my parents are Korean, and where ever I go, whatever I do, I will try to the best of my ability to represent Korea well.”

Park, who flew in with his parents and producer of “Nation,” was greeted at the Incheon International Airport by some 1,000 fans, who showed up to welcome the former pop idol-turned-actor back home.

“Hype Nation,” 70 percent of which will be shot in Korea, is about a dance contest between an American dance crew and South Korean b-boys. The female lead role will played by singer T-ae of girl group RaNia.

source: asiae.co.kr

HERE’S THE SAMPLE OF THE MV:

i don’t know if it’s the real thing or some fanmade video but it’s all good.

credit: TheShushuu@YT


[2PM] JUNSU FINALLY JOINS WONDER GIRLS WORLD TOUR

Members of idol group 2PM from left to right: Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, Junho, Junsu and Chansung [JYP Entertainment]

Boy band 2PM member Junsu, who has been unable to join the rest of his group for the Wonder Girls tour in North America due to an injured knee, has recovered in time to take part in a series of shows on the west coast of the continent.

Junsu left a comment on his official Twitter site (http://twitter.com/Jun2daKAY) on Saturday, saying that he was going to make it to the concerts in Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Francisco to be held June 11, 12 and 13 (U.S. time), respectively.

He had stayed back in Korea to recover from a damaged knee cartilage in his right leg which had kept him from joining 2PM in their opening acts for the Wonder Girls 27-stop tour which kicked off in Washington D.C. on June 4.

An official at his agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) also confirmed the news, explaining that the 22-year-old singer had recently taken off his cast and had shown strong interest in taking part of the current Wonder Girls tour.

“We are still cautious of his condition though so we will continue to check how he does…… But he will take the stage for some of the shows as long as he shows no other ailments,” the official added.

After the six-member group returns to Korea over the weekend, they will start preparing for their solo concerts in Seoul (on July 31 and August 1) and Busan (on August 7 and 8).

2PM, consisted of other members Taecyeon, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, Junho and Chansung, is discovered and managed by major talenthouse JYPE.

Most recently they returned to the music scene with their third single album “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop” and topped several online and offline music charts with their title track “Without U.”

cre: Asiae.co.kr


[100604/2PM/F(X)] NICKHUN AND VICTORIA CAST AS HUBBY AND WIFEY

f(x) leader Victoria and 2PM member Nichkhun [SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment]

2PM member Nichkhun and f(x)’s Victoria have been cast as one of the latest make-believe couples in MBC’s reality show “We Got Married.”

JYP Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Friday that “the two began recording for the show at the beginning of June although the schedule for the airing of the show has yet to be set.”

The show, into its second season, currently features two other make-believe married couples; Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-in and 2AM’s Jo Kwon, and CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa and Girls Generation’s Seohyun.

Nichkhun, whose full name is Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul, is a Thai-American singer who was discovered by a JYPE talent agent in Hollywood. He moved to Korea and joined 2PM which has become one of the most popular idol groups in Asia since their debut in September 2008.

Victoria, a Chinese-born singer is the leader of the five-member girl group f(x). She made her debut into the music industry in 2009 under the management of SM Entertainment. They are currently promoting their first mini-album “NU ABO.”

cre: Asiae.co.kr

kinda interesting..must watch!!!


[100603/2PM] TAECYEON NEVER DATED ANYONE SINCE DEBUT

Boy band 2PM member Ok Taecyeon [Asia Economic Daily]

Taecyeon of popular boy band 2PM has revealed that he has not had a single girlfriend since making his debut, dismissing recent rumors that he is dating Yoona of Girls’ Generation.

The singer sat down for an exclusive interview with Asia Economic Daily, held at a coffee shop in Seoul’s Apkujung district on Monday morning, opening up about his personal life.

When asked what his first question to an actor would be if he himself was a reporter, the 21-year-old star responded, “I would ask if he has a girlfriend.”

“I had one when I was a trainee [at agency JYPE], but I haven’t had any girlfriends after making my debut,” the pop idol said in response. “It’s not like the agency forbids me from dating anyone, but strangely I haven’t been able to get one.”

Taecyeon and Yoona recently sparked dating rumors when they appeared as a couple in a promotional music video for a water amusement park.

He admitted that they are “close friends” but added, “We are both busy… We haven’t had any chance to meet in private settings.”

He also said he is “closest to Girls’ Generation out of all the girl groups” but stressed that they had only met for work and “rarely met on a personal level.”

He went onto say, “I know about the rumors surrounding me. But there are many that are totally out of the blue. It is amazing how such stories get made up.”

Taecyeon, one of the members of idol group 2PM, recently made his acting debut in the KBS2 TV series “Sister of Cinderella” alongside actress Moon Geun-young.

“Cinderella” ends its run on the small screen tonight.

cre: Asiae.co.kr


[100601/2PM] NICKHUN: BEING CALLED PRETTY IS LIKE AN INSULT

Boy band 2PM member Nichkhun appears on talk show “Steel Heart” [SBS]

Nichkhun, member of popular idol group 2PM who is famous for his dashing looks, has said that being told he is pretty is like “an insult” for him.

The 21-year-old singer made the remark while appearing as a guest on popular celebrity talk show “Steel Heart,” according to a press release by the show’s broadcaster SBS on Tuesday.

“I really hate being called pretty,” said the singer on the show, revealing a painful incident during his childhood related to his feminine look. “Even now when people tell me I am pretty, it feels like an insult to me.”

Determined to prove that he is more than just a pretty face, the young star made various facial expressions during the taping that drew a big laughter from the crowd.

Nichkhun, whose full name is Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul, is a Thai-American singer who was discovered by a JYPE talent agent in Hollywood. He moved to Korea and joined 2PM which has become one of the most popular idol groups in Asia since their debut in September 2008.

The “Steel Heart” episode featuring Nichkhun and his bandmate Junsu airs tonight on SBS.

cre: Asiae.co.kr


[100528/KDRAMA] SISTER OF CINDERELLA CONTINUES TO REIGN

Cast of “Sister of Cinderella” from top left to right: Moon Geun-young, Chun Jung-myung, Seo Woo and Taecyeon [KBS]

KBS TV series “Sister of Cinderella” continued its reign atop Wednesday and Thursday nights, beating out its competitors in the same time slot.

According to figures released by TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday, “Cinderella,” two episodes away from finishing its run, recorded viewership ratings of 23.2 percent on Wednesday and 21 percent the following day, posting an increase by an average of 4.1 percent from the previous week.

The show recorded slightly lower ratings on AGB Nielsen Media Research but has shown a growth by a mean of four percent from last week. The drama brought in TV ratings of 20.2 percent on May 26 and 19.4 percent the next day.

This week’s episode focused on Ki-hoon (Chun Jung-myung) trying to figure out the real intentions of Eun-jo (Moon Geun-young) and the two go on a search for Kang-sook (Lee Mi-sook) who is staying in Pohang.

New SBS drama “Bad Boy,” which premiered this week, scored passing ratings — in the 10 to 12 percent range on both charts.

“Bad Boy,” starring Kim Nam-gil and Han Ga-in, is about a man and a woman who dream of climbing the social ladder by wooding the children of a conglomerate family but end up falling in love with each other.

cre: asiae.co.kr

I must admit that I haven’t seen this drama yet cause I am not yet finished with my Oh My Lady marathon but I would definitely watch this.  Since the rating is so high and the things that other people say about how good this kdrama really is, I am looking forward to it. Plus, Yesung’s song “IT HAS TO BE YOU” is playing on the BG i guess (not that sure, since I haven’t watched it yet). ^^


[100524/KPOP] 2PM AND SUPER JUNIOR TOP TELEVISED MUSIC SHOWS

Boy band 2PM [JYP Entertainment]

Korean boy bands 2PM and Super Junior ranked number one on televised music shows over the weekend.

2PM claimed their second consecutive Mutizen award on SBS’ Sunday music program “Inkigayo” with their single “Without U” while giving out the top spot on KBS’ Friday live show “Music Bank” to Super Junior who recently made a comeback with a new song titled “BONAMANA”.

The groups were up against other singers such as Rain, Davichi and Gummy on both shows.

For their performance on Inkigayo, six-man band 2PM was one member short due to their main vocalist Junsu recovering from a knee injury.

They have been enjoying a successful comeback to the local music scene however, with the song from their latest album “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop” which has topped cable music channel Mnet’s “M! CountDown” for three weeks straight and “Music Bank” for two weeks in a row.

Super Junior, back with their fourth album “BONAMANA” released May 13, sold over one hundred thousand copies of the new record in just eight days of its release.

cre: asiae.co.kr


[100519/KPOP] PARK JAEBEOM ASKS FANS TO NAME HIS FANS CLUB

Former 2PM leader Park Jaebeom in his Youtube video [Youtube]

Park Jaebeom, former leader of Korean boy band 2PM, has asked his fans to name his fan club.

The singer posted a video on popular video-sharing site Youtube on Monday, in which he sang a cover of Canadian rapper Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” and Jason Derulo’s “Whatcha Say” and delivered a personal message to fans.

“You guys wanted me to name the fan club but I have no idea what to call it,” said the singer in his video. “So I made a Twitter page. If I pick the name that you guys submit, I will call you personally and I will thank you guys.”

He then informed fans of his newly set-up Twitter address (www.twitter.com/jaybumaom) where fans can submit their suggestions for the name.

The Seattle-born singer was at the peak of his K-pop music career last September when it was revealed that he had written several controversial remarks — including “I hate Korea” — on his MySpace pages during his teenage years as a trainee at agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE).

The matter sparked such national outrage that Park quit the band and left Korea four days after his old comments became public.

With fans pleading for his return, he was expected to rejoin the group earlier this year but officially parted with JYPE for good in February over “a huge wrongdoing” that he had committed in his personal life.

Park had been staying in the U.S. since, performing with his dance crew Art of Movement and putting up several videos of his cover performances on Youtube.

He has also been preparing for a debut in the U.S. music scene through collaborations with Dumbfoundead and noted record producer Teddy Riley.

He is scheduled to visit Korea early next month to shoot b-boy film “Hype Nation”.

cre: asiae.co.kr