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[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

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[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


[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


[KPOP] 100414 FORMER 2PM JAE-BEOM TO STAR IN HYPE NATION

Boy band 2PM’s former leader Park Jae-beom has signed on for movie “Hype Nation,” according to an official with the film on Wednesday.

The official explained that Park signed a contract with the movie’s producer Young Lee, agreeing to appear in “Nation” as well as participating in the soundtrack for the movie which is set for filming starting June.

Park is expected to fly into Korea for the film since 70 percent of the movie will be shot in Korea.

“Nation,” about a dance contest between an American dance crew and South Korean dancers, is targeted at a global market with the lines to be relayed in English.

The role for the female lead has yet to be set but Lee is said to be in talks with a member from a Korean girl group.

Lee had originally cast Korean female singer Son Dambi for the lead role but Son reportedly pulled out of the project after production of the film got delayed.

Park quit his band last September after comments he made on his MySpace account before his debut surfaced and stirred nationwide controversy.

He was expected to rejoin the group earlier this year but officially parted with JYPE for good in February over “a huge personal wrongdoing.”

Last month, he was seen participating in a b-boy dance contest in Vancouver, Canada with his dance crew Art of Movement.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr


[KPOP] 2PM UNVEILS TEASER IMAGE ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Korean idol group 2PM has released a teaser image of themselves ahead of returning to the local music scene later this month, according to their agency JYP Entertainment on Wednesday.

A photograph of the six members went public on the music section of portal site Naver as well as their official website earlier today. A date under the image indicated the boys would be making a comeback on April 19.

2PM made their debut into the music industry with seven members in 2008 with their first single “Hottest Time Of The Day.”

Leader Park Jae-beom quit the band last September, however, after comments he made on his MySpace account before his debut surfaced and stirred nationwide controversy.

He was expected to rejoin the group earlier this year but officially parted with JYPE for good in February over “a huge personal wrongdoing.”

The group continued its activities with its remaining six members, making a successful return in November with their first full-length record “1:59PM” containing title track “Heartbreak” which topped various music charts.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr


[KPOP] 2PM GOES ON COUNTDOWN FOR END OF APRIL COMEBACK

K-pop idol group 2PM has gone on a countdown ahead of making a comeback to the local music scene with a mini-album later this month.

A clock tower in an empty lot, posted on their official website (2pm.jype.com) late on Monday, indicated there is one day left till the group reveals information about their new record.

The boys had last released an album in November last year, promoting their first full-length record “1:59PM” for three months. Their title track “Heartbeat” topped various televised and online music charts for several consecutive weeks.

2PM originally made their debut with seven members in 2008 but turned a six-man band after their agency JYP Entertainment announced in February that it would terminate its contract with former leader Park Jae-beom over “a huge personal wrongdoing.”

The young singer had been absent from the group since last September after sparking national controversy over comments he made on his MySpace account before his debut but fans had been anticipating his return.

Members of 2PM have ventured onto individual projects including variety show and drama appearances.

CREDIT/SOURCE: asiae.co.kr


[PHOTO/KPOP] 100409 DREAM TEAM SHOOT WITH JINON, MINHO, AND JUNHO

F.CUZ JinOn takes part in a game during a pre-recorded session of KBS entertainment show “Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2” at Hanyang University’s campus in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on April 11, 2010.

Boy band 2PM member Junho takes part in a game during a pre-recorded session of KBS entertainment show “Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2” at Hanyang University’s campus in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on April 11, 2010.

Boy band SHINee member Minho takes part in a game during a pre-recorded session of KBS entertainment show “Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2” at Hanyang University’s campus in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on April 11, 2010.

credit/source: asiae.co.kr