K-Idol Worship: New Debuts, GD Insta-Teases Comeback, Sunmi to Return to the Stage, and Much More

K-Idol Worship

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August 5

  • ZE:A reveals an eerie MV teaser for “Ghost of the Wind”

  • More bathroom teasing from 2ne1 for their upcoming song “Do You Love Me.”

  • EXO joins the cast of Immortal Song 2 on August 17th, the shows PD had this to say about the group’s addition:

We thought EXO could show off new facets through the various stages.” 

  • Ladies Code drops their 3rd MV teaser for “Hate You.” I think Ladies Code has mastered the art of teasing with this comeback.

  • G-Dragon is blonde haired, blue eyed and rocking out with a violin for Vogue, August, 2013, see his pics here
  • With the celebrity unit being abolish, celebrity soldiers are re-stationed as riflemen. Here are the list of transfers:

Kim Moo Yeol & Leeteuk: 12th unit, Lee Hyuk Gi: 21st unit, Kim Min Soo: 27th unit, Kim Ho Young: 2nd unit, Lee Seok Hoon: 7th unit, Ryu Sang Wook: 6th unit, Lee Ji Hoon: 5th unit, Choi Jae Hwan: flag signal unit, and after serving jail time on the 9th, Se7en: 8th unit, Sangchu: 15th unit, and Lee Joon Hyuk: 3rd unit.

Love Beat

  • MBLAQ teases the August 12th release of their repackaged album, “Love Beat,” which former DMTN (Dalmatian) member David Kim aka Day Day revealed he was working on via Instagram.
  • EXO’s fanclub is denied fandom access [early entrance, and closer seating to the stage] to SBS Inkigayo due to refusal to follow security rules. SM released this statement to EXO fans:

“…we have been told that EXO fans will not be admitted as a fanclub for both pre-recordings and live shows. This is because even though fans were asked to stop jaywalking and were asked to follow the security and staff orders, dangerous actions such as jaywalking, taking over the streets, and chasing the artist’s and causing others to frown upon those who were holding the EXO cheer equipment continued… Fans also took photos and recorded videos [even though it’s not allowed] during recording, and after the recording, fans would jump into the road to wait an run after the car…” 

August 6

Shinhwa releases the Dance Version of their “This Love” music video.

  • After School’s Uee spends the day at the carousel for the August 2013 issue of Vogue magazine, see her pics here
  • Ladies Code has me saying ‘I love it’ with their eerie new MV, “Hate You.”

  • Kim Hyun Joong lands the cover of Vol. 107 of High Cut magazine, see his pictures here
  • Ulala Session gets “Fonky” with Seol Woon Do & Sori in their newest MV.

  • EXO appears in the August 2013 issue of L’Officiel Hommes magazine, see their pics here
  • Super Junior’s Heecul’s military discharge date set for August 30th.
  • B.A.P throws a riot in their new MV “Badman.”

Just Now

  • History announces their comeback by revealing the cover for mini alum “Just Now.” LOEN Entertainment released this statement on the group’s return:

 “Please look forward to HISTORY who will return with a charismatic image.”

  • Tasty reveals a preview video for their upcoming album, “Spectacular.” The tracklist is: 1. Spectacular 2. MAMAMA 3. Addiction 4. 2nite ft. Hanhae of Phantom

  • MBLAQ releases the tracklist for repackaged album, “Love Beat.”

01. No Love
02. I Don’t Know
03. Prayer
04. Sexy Beat
05. Smoky Girl
06. R U OK?
07. Celebrate
08. Girl
09. Dress Up

  • Yewon of Jewelry joins Instagram! Follow her here

August 7

  • M.Pire makes their debut as ‘sexy vampires’ with new MV, “너랑 친구 못해 (Can’t Be Friends With You)”

After School’s Jooyeon joins the Insta-verse! We welcome you!, follow her here

  • Defconn & Rania’s T-ae tease their upcoming collaboration, “대준 (Cocktails)” with new teaser video.

  • Twerking Idols Wassup make a disappointing debut on Music Show Champion

August 8

  • Tasty is back with new MV “MAMAMA,” and lablemates Infinite H make a cameo to remind us this MV is styled just the same as theirs.

  • 2ne1 parties it up with Thunder of MBLAQ, Noh Hong Chul, Dok2, and more in their new MV “Do You Love Me.” I ABSOLUTELY love this new MV. I wasn’t sure when I heard the song, but the video made me love it.

  • Girl group, Wassup delivers twerks galore in debut MV “Wassup.” While they got our attention with their twerking, they failed to follow through an deliver an outstanding song.

  • NU’EST gives their names and year of birth in teaser picks for their 3rd mini album, “잠꼬대 (Sleep Talking),” coming August 22nd!, see teaser pics here

Sunmi

  • Missing Sunmi? No worries, the former Wonder Girl is making a SOLO debut on August 22nd on MNet M Countdown!
  • Big Star is back with “Run & Run,” and yet again this group fails to tickle my fancy. I’ve heard Brave Brothers write some spectacular music, why can’t he do that with his own boy band?

August 9

  • Kim Hyung Jun collaborates with Sunny Hill’s Kota for upcoming song “우리 둘이 (Always Love You).” The song is released on August 13th.
  • ZE:A has officially made their comeback with the release of MV “The Ghost of Wind.” I’m not loving this song, there is nothing to wow me about the song or video. In fact…what is this about?
  • G-Dragon teases his comeback album via Instagram!

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G-Dragon: “이거슨습호/This is a spoiler” (Instagram) (08.10.13)

  • SM Entertainment subsidiary SM C&C and Woollim Entertainment merge to form new label under SM Entertainment, Woollim Label. SM will now handle the business aspect of the new label while groups Infinite, Nell, and Tasty will not change in style in anyway. Read all the information, and Infinite’s statements on the merger here
  • Shinhwa fans cry plagiarism! Fans say B.A.P’s laetest song “BADMAN” is a copy of Shinhwa’s “We Can Get It On”…I don’t hear it, what do you think?

Dating rumors fly after IU & Lee Hyun Woo are spotted going to a movie together. According to Dispatch:

1. There was no staff present – although IU and Lee Hyun Woo’s reps said that two didn’t attend the movies alone and were accompanied by staff and managers, Dispatch says there was no one else except IU and Lee Hyun Woo.

2. There was no skinship

3. Manager came to pick up IU afterwards

4. Lee Hyun Woo’s manners – he opened the door for IU to get into her manager’s car

5. Lee Hyun Woo grabbed a taxi and went home

  • Junhyung of B2ST teases new song via Instagram. He posted the following video along with this message, “I’m a Man. #coming soon” [view video here as well]

August 11

  • Twerk-idols, Wassup, does dance cover of Madonna’s “Girls Gone Wild.”

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  • f(x) earns themselves the #1 spot on Billboards World Album Chart with 2nd album “Pink Tape.”
  • Fans suspect SHINee’s Jonghyun of going on a movie date with Nine Muses’s Kyung Li after pictures of Jonghyun at the movies surfaced. Of course, Jonghyun came forward to deny the rumors:

My stories are appearing a lot on community sites. If I tell you just the facts, I went to the movies with my friends, and they’re just my friends not celebrities. I hope no one gets hurt by this. I found out because my friend sent me a picture~ I’m happy that there’s many people around me who care for me like this. It’s late, go to sleep~~ There must be a lot of people who are taking breaths of relief, I’m sorry. Even though it’s not something I should be sorry about, I’m sorry.”

  • London fashion warehouse, The Vintage Store, shared this photo of GD via their instagram account with the message, “It’s a Korean popstar takeover! @gdragonyg [they meant @xxxibgdrgn] filming outside store today,” causing fans to speculate music video filming is afoot.
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