Sunday, February 5, 2012

"2PM’s Nichkhun shares a selca with actor Ahn Sung Ki" plus 19 more

"2PM’s Nichkhun shares a selca with actor Ahn Sung Ki" plus 19 more


2PM’s Nichkhun shares a selca with actor Ahn Sung Ki

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 08:28 AM PST

2PM's Nichkhun recently shared a selca taken with actor Ahn Sung Ki.

The picture was uploaded via Twitter, featuring Nichkhun and Ahn smiling brightly with the caption: "Greetings everyone! Here I am with my 'dad'"

Netizens commented on how similar the pair look, stating "Wow, they really do look like father and son!“, "Ahn Sung Ki looks like such a nice dad“, "They are both so handsome!"

Meanwhile, Nichkhun and Ahn Sung Ki are currently supporting the copyright protection campaign "Good Download." The campaign also features actors Park Joong Hoon, Jang Hyuck, Lee Min Jung as well as idols such as TVXQ'S U-Know Yunho, Wonder Girls' Sohee, and f(x)'s Sulli

Source and image: StarNews

miss A’s Suzy sings “You’re My Star” for ‘Dream High 2′ OST

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 07:32 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy has just released a new song for popular drama series, ‘Dream High 2‘.

This marks JYP Entertainment‘s second OST contribution for ‘Dream High 2′, as J.Y. Park spearheaded the series with “Falling“. Fans of ‘Dream High 1‘ will feel some nostalgia once they hear Suzy’s voice, as it’ll bring back memories of her character, ‘Hyemi’.

You’re a Star” is a sweet ballad that expresses one’s affectionate feelings for their lover. Check it out below!

Tip: alexa

KBS hints that Lee Seung Gi and Eun Ji Won may not return for ’1N2D’ season 2

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 07:02 AM PST


TV network KBS have started promotions for the sequel to popular variety show, '1 Night 2 Days' (or ‘1N2D‘).

Recently, a KBS entertainment program brought up the show’s second season during a preview segment and left a hint as to who would not be returning.

The newscaster said, "Though Kim C, Kang Ho Dong, and even Na PD have left '1N2D', there is still season two to look forward to." She followed up by saying, "Goodbye Lee Seung Gi and Eun Ji Won."

Though the mention was brief, fans of the show immediately began to buzz over the name-drops of Lee Seung Gi and Eun Ji Won. Many suspected that it would be these two entertainers who will be officially leaving the show.

As reported earlier, a representative from KBS said that they felt a name change for season two of ’1N2D’ would not be necessary, as the only things that would be changing are its cast members.

The last episode of '1N2D' is scheduled to be filmed on February 10th, and the first episode of season two will be shot on February 24th.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

miss A’s Min and Jia goof around in their hotel room

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 06:29 AM PST

miss A‘s Min and Jia have proved that no matter where they are, they’ll always find a way to have some fun.

On February 4th, Min tweeted this photo along with the caption: “In Macau hotel room with a birthday girl. <3″

The girls are seen balancing on a railing, looking like twins thanks to their identical hairstyles. Some fans wrote that they had to take a second look because they couldn’t tell them apart.

Chuckling over the photo, netizens replied, “They’re both cute” and “Jia! happy birthday”,

In related news, Min sang for an OST single for channel A‘s drama “Bachelor’s Vegetable Store“.

Source: Min’s Twitter

‘Section TV’ airs a preview of T-ara’s Hyomin and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun in ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 05:44 AM PST

Although fans weren’t able to watch a new episode of ‘We Got Married‘ this week due to MBC‘s on-going labor strike, they were still able to enjoy a preview of the show’s upcoming Chinese special.

On February 5th, MBC’s ‘Section TV News‘ aired a four minute long preview of the upcoming special. Divided into parts, the clip focuses first on T-ara‘s Hyomin and her husband Fu Xinbo, before moving onto Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and wife Lou Yi Xiao.

Hyomin is seen trying to communicate with her husband in Mandarin Chinese; unfortunately, it’s much more difficult than she had hoped, resulting in a puzzled look from her husband. The preview moved on to show snippets from their wedding photoshoot and a trip to the sauna.

Meanwhile, Kyuhyun dazzled his wife with a romantic evening. Lou Yi Xiao was greeted by the sight of rose petals and candles when she stepped out of the elevator, and was later treated to a serenade from her husband.

After Kyuhyun and his wife moved in together, he began to feel a little intimidated by her, as she seems to be extremely skilled with a butcher knife. He sent his wife a nervous message, saying, “I’ll work hard, so please don’t hit me~

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting ‘We Got Married’ special!

[Editor's note: MBC are quick rascals so they've already taken down the video. We're currently on the hunt for a replacement, so hang tight!]

T-ara’s Jiyeon shows impeccable fashion sense despite hair rollers

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 05:08 AM PST

T-ara‘s Jiyeon is demonstrating an impeccable fashion sense through her drama, Dream High 2.

While the idol is drawing strong interest for her acting, her fashion is also making headlines in the news.

In the drama, Jiyeon plays ‘Rian’, a haughty girl who dreams of becoming an actress. While the running joke at Kirin Arts High School is that Rian can’t act, she’s able to position herself as one of the queen bees of the school.

To reflect this, Rian wears outfits that reflect her regal reputation. Rian donned a beautiful tiara with a classy fur coat in one scene, while in another she’s seen wearing a pink wool sweater with delicate bangles. Not even hair rollers can take away from her ‘flawless fashionista’ image, as the polka-dotted blouse matches perfectly with the strawberry-shaped foam rollers.

Jiyeon’s fashion will undoubtedly continue to impress as the series rolls on, so stay tuned for more updates!

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Superstar K3′s Two Months share new “couple” selcas

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 04:31 AM PST

Indie pop duo Two Months delighted fans with a fun selca update featuring both members, Do Dae Yoon and Kim Yerim!

Dae Yoon felt that Two Months have been away too long from their fans, and so he shared two new photos through his Twitter. “It’s been a while since the two of us took a selca,” he explained.

Two Months is known for having an enigmatic quality on stage, so this goofy update surprised both netizens and fans.

The photos drew comments like, “Yerim, you’re so gorgeous!“, “It’s good to see the two back together” and “Can’t wait for your music…

At this time, there have been no official announcements as to Two Months’ musical activities. However, Yerim is busy with her newest challenge, as she stars in her first drama production, ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band‘.

Source & Image: Naver News

Uhm Jung Hwa dresses like a sexy diva for ‘Movie Week’

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 03:46 AM PST

With the release of her blockbuster movie ‘Dancing Queen‘ late last month, singer/actress Uhm Jung Hwa met with ‘Movie Week‘ magazine for an interview and photoshoot.

The stylists for the shoot were inspired by the plot of ‘Dancing Queen’, in which Uhm Jung Hwa plays a housewife who dreams of a becoming a singer.

For her first shot, Uhm Jung Hwa was outfitted in an alluring jersey gown in cream. Luxurious and seductive, her shot immediately evoked compliments of “goddess” and “top star” from admiring netizens.

Uhm Jung Hwa’s second look was more playful and chic. The star posed in a leather version of Nina Ricci‘s Ruched Tafata and Lace black dress with an interesting lace top that slyly showed some skin.

This 513th issue of ‘Movie Week’ will hit stores this week, and will include Uhm Jung Hwa’s thoughts on how much she missed and enjoyed dancing.

Source + Image: Naver

TEEN TOP’s C.A.P thanks fans for ‘Inkigayo’ win

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 03:14 AM PST

After winning their very first award from a music program earlier this week, TEEN TOP were stunned to discover that they scooped their second #1 through SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘.

Immediately after the show, leader C.A.P took to the group’s me2day to express his thanks. The post read:

“Hello, this is C.A.P. Thank you so much today, we will become a TEEN TOP who will work harder. Thank you once again to everyone who expressed ‘Congratulations’ to us. I love ANGEL.”

C.A.P then shared this photo of TEEN TOP as they posed with their victor’s bouquet. The boys look absolutely thrilled by the win, a feeling that’s sure to be echoed by their fan club, ‘ANGEL’.

Congratulations, TEEN TOP!

Source + Image: TEEN TOP’s me2day

Yang Hyun Suk sheds tears as he compares Big Bang and ‘K-Pop Star’ SuPearls

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 02:38 AM PST

YG Entertainment CEO and ‘K-Pop Star' judge, Yang Hyun Suk, shed tears during the February 4th broadcast of the program. While he’s previously stated that "emotions should not interfere with the decisions made in the show," Yang found that he couldn’t stop tears from brimming as he observed the passion of the contestants.

The emotional response stems from YG Entertainment’s early years. Yang founded the company in hopes of scouting talented star-hopefuls who would help the K-Pop industry to advance and prosper. This same motive allowed him to become one of three judges for SBS‘s audition program.

Yet Yang’s method of looking for "quality over quantity" has caused him much grief. Yang stated that he was at first skeptical about debuting Big Bang, as there were much talk on whether or not the group would survive in the idol industry. As he watched over the contestants on ‘K-Pop Star’, Yang said that he felt the same about SuPearls, a group assembled by several contestants on the show.

"At first, I was worried for the SuPearls members," says Yang, "I thought their skills were not polished enough to guide them through the competition and that they would not be able to develop their skills in such a short time."

"However, they proved me wrong," continued Yang, "Their passion, hard work and desire to become a star have made them into the performers they are now."

Yang then started to tear up, as the memories of his anxiety over Big Bang came to mind.

"The Big Bang boys faced so much criticism for not being "idol-like" in the beginning, and it pained me to hear that," says Yang, "But, like SuPearls, they worked hard each and every single day to succeed in the industry. SuPearls' success today made me think of the day when I said to myself: ‘Big Bang made it. They survived.'"

Source & Image: NaverNews

KARA members have a Twitter conversation while on standby

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 02:03 AM PST

KARA‘s Goo Hara, Park Gyuri and Kang Jiyoung amused fans with their short Twitter conversation on February 4th.

The girls were waiting to board a plane in Fukuoka, Japan, and decided to have some fun by tweeting each other.

Hara began with, “Today we are having a hard time… However, we are trying to make the best of it. Gyuri’s cute V-sign~”

A few minutes later, Jiyoung tweeted to Hara, “I’m hungry. Let’s go eat~” Hara tweeted shortly after, “After eating, we boarded the plane, but I’m still hungry.”

Chuckling, Gyuri poked her teammates on Twitter and said, “Since I lost my voice, let’s talk on Twitter. Don’t sing next to me, Kang Jiyoung.”

Later on, the girls went out to grab some food, and Hara was stunned to find that the restaurant was closed. “I. Can’t. Believe. This,” she grumbled.

Fans expressed that it was great to see the girls goofing around with one another, despite their busy schedules.

Source + Images: Hara’s Twitter

Kim Hyun Joong draws eyes with his ‘street sweats’ look

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 01:10 AM PST

Singer Kim Hyun Joong is famous for his snappy suits and roguish style, so when rehearsal photos from his upcoming concert in Japan revealed a ‘street sweats look’, they instantly made headlines.

On February 3rd, Kim Hyun Joong came in for stage rehearsals dressed in comfortable sweats, a large hoodie, and an oversized beanie. Though he looked casual, the singer was anything but as he checked sound on the stage and practiced his dance moves.

Kim Hyun Joong will be putting on his ‘Japanese Premium Live Concert’ on the 5th, where he’ll perform the Japanese versions of ”Kiss Kiss“, “Lucky Guy“, “Break Down” and more. He will also converse and interact with his fans while on stage.

Kim Hyun Joong said, “I thank all the fans who have given a lot of attention and love to my newest album. I want to gift these fans with the best stage that I can put together.”

Source: Dispatch via Nate

Se7en thanks his fans worldwide for their gifts

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 12:16 AM PST

Se7en ended his two-year hiatus from the Korean music industry with a new mini-album entitled, ‘Se7en‘. The singer was welcomed back with open arms, as he not only achieved #1′s on the music charts, but also received numerous care packages from his fans.

On February 5th, Se7en tweeted, “Thank you soooo much all my fans all over the world!! Holla~~~~~”

In his photos, Se7en proudly showed off the delectable goodies and carefully crafted gifts from his ‘Lucky 7′ fan club. Netizens identified candy bars, Vitamin Water, a blanket, a message book, a gift set from Chanel, and more.

The singer made his comeback on SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘ tonight, which you can check out here!

Source + Image: Se7en’s Twitter

TEEN TOP wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + Performances from February 5th!

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 11:55 PM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the lovely IU, and KARA's Goo Hara and Nicole, this time sporting adorable chemist outfits for part of the show!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, R&B singer Se7en held his comeback stage with “Somebody Else” and “When I Can’t Sing“, while F.T. Island continues their comeback stage promotions with “Hope You’ll Be My Lover” and “Severely“.

In addition, hip-hop group Block B returned with their ever-so-catchy hit “Nanrina“.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: J-Cera, NS Yoon-G, Rainbow Pixie, Sunny Hill, TEEN TOP, Fat Cat and MBLAQ!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was TEEN TOP for "Going Crazy". Congratulations TEEN TOP!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured MBLAQ, who helped promote awareness of the dangers of too much CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) circulating on Earth.

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As for the 'Take 7', check out their performances below:

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Other performances from tonight included: B.A.P, Boyfriend, Brian Joo, CHAOS, Dal Shabet, Dia, Nine Muses, T-ara, and X-5!

Check them out below!

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Se7en is back with “When I Can’t Sing” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 11:51 PM PST

Popular solo artist Se7en has finally made his return with the release of his 2nd mini album, which contains six brand new tracks for fans to enjoy.

This time around, the R&B star worked with none other than J.Y.Park on one of his main tracks titled “When I Can’t Sing“, which Se7en continued to perform today on SBSInkigayo‘.

In addition, Se7en performed “Somebody Else” as part of a ‘comeback stage tradition’, and of course to melt the hearts of fans after previously headlining with “Better Together“.

Be sure to check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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F.T. Island makes a hot comeback with “Severely” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 11:40 PM PST

F.T. Island has returned to the music scene once again with a brand new mini-album titled 'Grown Up'!

The boys made their way to the stage of SBS's 'Inkigayo' where they held their fourth comeback stage for their title track "Severely", impressing fans as they always have been.

Be sure to check out F.T. Island's heart-felt performance below!

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Block B returns to ‘Inkigayo’ with “Nanrina”!

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 11:23 PM PST

The seven boys of talented hip-hop group Block B are finally back with a new mini-album titled 'Welcome to the Block'.

When fans first heard that all the tracks were composed by Zico himself, attention grew instantaneously which ultimately led to the welcoming of new fans.

The boys returned to the stage on today's episode of SBS's ‘Inkigayo' to perform their title track, "Nanrina".

Check it out below!

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Kim Hee Sun says girl groups make her jealous

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 11:19 PM PST

Actress Kim Hee Sun expressed that girl groups make her jealous.

On February 4th, KBS’s ‘Entertainment Relay – Star ON-AIR‘ broadcasted their interview with Kim Hee Sun, who shared some vignettes from her daily life.

The actress shared a hilarious story about her husband and how his affections seemed to have wandered during their five years of marriage. “Before we got married, my husband would say that I was the prettiest woman, but five years later, it seems like he’s fallen for girl groups.”

Kim Hee Sun continued, “When KARA or Girls’ Generation come on TV, his upper body starts to lean towards the TV. That’s when I grab him to hold him back.”

“I hope they all start promoting overseas,” she joked.

During this interview, Kim Hee Sun also revealed her cute 4-year-old daughter.

Source: TV Daily via Nate

LEDApple’s Hanbyul reveals he’s fluent in four languages

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 10:55 PM PST

LEDApple‘s Hanbyul astounded the public after he revealed he was fluent in four different languages.

On February 4th, MBC‘s ‘Quiz To Change The World‘ aired a new episode with LEDApple’s Hanbyul and Kyumin, who guested alongside other stars like Hwang Hae Young, Byun Ki Soo, and Sung Jinwoo.

MC Park Mi Sun introduced Hanbyul by stating that he was born in Australia and was fluent in several languages.

Hanbyul explained that because he was born overseas, he learned both English and Korean. The idol was able to pick up French and Latin later.

Hanbyul also revealed that he’s a student of dentistry and that he’s taking some time off school. His parents allowed him to audition as a singer after he got accepted into the program.

LEDApple is currently promoting their latest album, ‘Time is Up‘.

Source & Image: TV Report

TVXQ’s Yunho visits Rain in the army

Posted: 04 Feb 2012 10:31 PM PST

Recently, TVXQ‘s Yunho paid a visit to his sunbae Rain, who is currently serving in the army.

An online community board shared this photo of the two stars and an unidentified third person. Rain’s fans were happy to see that their favorite star was looking well, and expressed gratitude towards Yunho for paying a visit despite his busy schedule.

As for Yunho, it looks like he got a new hairstyle; he grew out his hair and dyed it a caramel blond color.

Netizens commented, “Yunho has loyalty”, “It’s so cute to see a soldier holding up a peace sign”, and “I hope to see more celebrities visit their sunbae soon!

Source: BNT News via Nate