Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea reveals “Because of You” from ‘History of a Salaryman’ OST" plus 19 more

"Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea reveals “Because of You” from ‘History of a Salaryman’ OST" plus 19 more


Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea reveals “Because of You” from ‘History of a Salaryman’ OST

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 08:16 AM PST

Brown Eyed GirlsMiryo isn’t the only member with solo activities right now.  Fellow member Jea just released ”Because of You“ from Part 4 of the OST for SBS‘ hit drama, ‘History of a Salaryman‘!

The song had already been used in the drama, but now fans can get their hands on the delicate ballad released today. With the drama’s romances heating up, this is the perfect song of love and longing that will help usher the leads to their respective soulmates.

Check out the song below and remember to support the artist by legally purchasing here!

Thanks to nicole150 for the tip.

Big Bang reveals teaser for “Fantastic Boy”

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 07:01 AM PST

As previously reported, the boys of Big Bang are doing it big for their 5th mini album by promoting six tracks at once.

Big Bang’s 5th mini-album, ‘Alive‘, is scheduled to hit shelves on February 29th, but the boys will release previews from each track every day prior to the release date.

Fans were treated to “Blue” first, ”Love Dust” next, “Bad Boy” third, and ”Ain’t No Fun” fourth, now “Fantastic Boy” has arrived!

The lyrics were written by G-Dragon with additional raps penned by T.O.P. The track was produced by G-Dragon, and Teddy.

Check out the preview for “Fantastic Boy” below:

IPKN releases a sneak peek at f(x)’s Victoria’s photoshoot

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 06:12 AM PST


Cosmetic brand, IPKN, has just released a making-of video behind the 2012 Spring/Summer collection featuring none other than the beautiful Victoria of f(x)!

As IPKN’s endorsement model, Victoria is no stranger to these cosmetic campaign shoots. Although we already know how beautiful she is, her elegant transformation this time around has jaws dropping in awe over her graceful beauty.

Check out the video below!

[Thanks to Anne for the tip!]

Preview of Big Bang vs. Running Man episode revealed!

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 05:46 AM PST

After much excitement over the sighting of idol group Big Bang filming for SBS “Running Man” recently, viewers’ anticipation was further heightened after the release of their preview.

Following the airing of today’s episode which starred Lee Da Hae and Oh Ji Ho, viewers were treated to a preview of what could be yet another thrilling episode in store a week later.

The preview showed the Big Bang members arriving via helicopters, with the Running Man cast not far behind in their jeeps. It promises to be a fight to the finish to see which group ends up as the victor and not get eliminated in the traditional race mission.

Previously, Big Bang had appeared as a group in MBC’s “Infinity ChallengeGangs of Seoul special last year against the Infinity Challenge cast, in what was a thrilling rock-paper-scissors chasedown. And unlike previous Running Man episodes, the cast could have a harder time coping than normal as the Big Bang members have excellent chemistry together.

Check out the preview and stay tuned on March 4th for the episode!

Source: TV Daily via Nate

Joo Won wraps up his first day of filming for ’1N2D’

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 04:31 AM PST

As you all know by now, the new season of the nation’s most beloved show, ’1N2D’ (One night two days), will be kicking off with a new cast in March! One of the new cast members is actor Joo Won, who has just completed the first day of filming for the show.

On February 25th, Joo Won posted on Twitter, “I’ve successfully concluded the first filming of ’1N2D’. I worked hard. Our kind staff and our warm-hearted brothers! I will do my best in my role as the maknae [of the group] ~ I’m so happy. Good night.”

Netizens commented, “I’m really looking forward to season 2,” “Please become a maknae loved by everyone,” and “Joo Won, fighting!”

We can’t wait to see what’s in store! Catch the first episode of the next season with Lee Soo Geun, Kim Jong Min, Uhm Tae Woong, Kim Seung Woo, Joo Won, Sung Shi Kyung, and Cha Tae Hyun on March 4th!

Source + Photo: Joo Won’s Twitter

[OP-ED] Secret Guardin’: For the Love of K-pop

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 03:31 AM PST

When allkpop broke the news that Sunye had come out about her relationship with Captain Planet, I shed 2 different tears. On one cheek, I was dejected that a potential Mrs. Steevo was taken off the market. On the other, I was appeased that she had found happiness. After all, she was more like a "dong-saeng" to me anyways. I had watched the pure-hearted leader of the Wonder Girls grow up to be the Wonder woman of awesomeness that she is today. The majority of AKPers shared my satisfaction with comments like these:

"He seems so perfect for her… I hope their love will last an eternity. ^_^"

"D’awwwh that’s so freaking cute! :”D"

"this is ridiculously sweet.. Sunye definitely deserves a man like this.”

Before we go giving ourselves the self-congratulatory pat on the back for displaying exemplary fan etiquette (how can you hate on a girl who does things like this, anyway?), I'd have to remind you that amiable reactions like these are not the norm when news of idol relationships surface. The comments section of the leaked Shin Se Kyung and Jonghyun story a few months ago looked like a messy collection of cyber ransom notes.

It's reactions like this, and this, and this, that make it obvious as to why these idols are bound by a code of silence when it comes to their love lives. They do it to protect themselves, to protect the fans, and to protect their significant others from the fans. Can we blame them?

An article from abc news says that our intense curiosity for celebrities' personal lives stems from a psychiatric condition recently identified as “celebrity worship syndrome”. As ridiculous as it sounds, it's real. It even has its own Wikipedia page, so it’s gotta be real.

A team of researchers from universities in the United States and Britain surveyed more than 600 people and devised the “celebrity worship scale”, which divides the levels of fanaticism into three types:

Entertainment social: This is casual stargazing. The level of celebrity worship here is really quite mild: “My friends and I like to discuss how Ben could have moved from Gwyneth to J.Lo.”

Intense personal: The person seems to feel a connection with the star: “I consider Halle Berry to be my soul mate.”

Borderline pathological: Here, admiration has gone stalker-esque: “When he reads my love letters, Brad Pitt will leave Jennifer Aniston and live happily ever after with me.”

According to the researchers, about one third of us have CWS to some degree. According to me, three thirds of us in the K-pop fandom have master's degrees in the subject.

All kidding aside, most of us AKP’ers do behave in a socially appropriate manner from what I've seen, but we know all too well about those “second” and “third” types. While K-pop has worked hard to distinguish itself from the world as its own genre, the K-pop fan culture has separated itself in its own class from international fandom as well, but not in a good way. We're notoriously known for our sensitive “butt-hurt”ees, indefatigable anti-fans, and worst of all, our abominable ‘Sasaeng’ fans.

For those who don't know what Sasaeng fans are, they’re over-obsessive fans who invade the privacy of celebrities. Remember this Britney Spears fanboy/girl/thing? He was a Sasaeng trainee for 5 years before he debuted in America. Stalking, prank calling, breaking-and-entering, and mailing love notes written in menstrual blood are common practices for these admirers. Yumz!

So as the reasoning for all the clandestinity becomes more and more clear, I still have to wonder why this phenomenon is endemic to K-pop and not paralleled in western fan culture. Sure, they have their loonies, too, but I'm speaking in terms of resentment when it comes to idol relationship statuses. Why weren't Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, or Blake Lively met with the same mass hostility that Shin Se Kyung endured when they snatched Hollywood's hottest bachelors?  Do they not love their idols as much as we do, or are we just on a different level of frenetic devotion?

Is it possible that all the secrecy can be blamed? Is the silence of their love lives being mistaken for absence, thus feeding our erotomanic delusions? Are these usually antagonistic responses sanctioned by misled feelings of betrayal?

I can't help but think that these idols would ultimately be better off by exposing their private lives to the media.

Besides the occasional leaked scandal here and there, the media coverage of K-pop idols is docile compared to the cesspool of tabloids and paparazzi that drown western celebrities. In the same article, Simon Dumenco, a columnist for Folio Magazine, says gossip pages are “the magazine equivalent of crack… These magazines are proliferating for the same reason prescriptions of antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs are proliferating. They dull our pain.”

So then… where are our crack-dealers? While western fans can turn to TMZ or magazine racks in any supermarket, convenience store, or newsstand to get their fix on their inamorata's love life, K-pop fans are left dry with nothing but cute selcas to fuel our disorders.

It’s probably too late to change it now, but I still question if we would see such backlash if out-in-the-open relationship statuses were always the norm. Yes, we’d be subjugated to more corny matching outfits, endless 100 day celebrations, and hordes of dreaded portmanteaus, but we’d be desensitized to the relationship itself.

Whether you guys agree/like it or not, and as impossible as it may be, I hope Sunye‘s announcement becomes a trend and idols can eventually live and love without fear from us.

 

Except you, Nana, Suzy, Soyeon, and Yuri… you better wait for me.

 

References: abcnews Image: 9gag

Lee Hyori to appear on ‘Happy Together’s’ 10 year anniversary special

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 02:32 AM PST

Singer Lee Hyori recently participated in the recording for KBS2Happy Together‘s’ 10 year anniversary special that took place on February 25th.

Hyori posted on her Twitter, “The recording started at 10am this morning and has now finished. Although it was tiring, I had a great time with the Oppas. Congratulations Happy Together for your 10 year anniversary.”

Before making a guest appearance, Lee Hyori had a surprise phone conversation with singer/actress Uhm Jung Hwa on the episode that aired on the 19th. On that day, MC Yoo Jae Suk stated, “I miss seeing you on variety shows. Since you don’t seem to be that busy these days, you should guest on Happy Together“, to which Hyori replied, “I’m busy. Plus, I have to go search for missing dogs in the neighborhood.”

Fans who saw Hyori’s tweet commented, “Will definitely watch Happy Together’s 10 year anniversary special. Looking forward to Hyori Unnie’s appearance“, “Knowing that she’ll be on the show, I’m already anticipating it“, and “Looks like viewer ratings for the show will skyrocket thanks to Hyori.”

Source & Image: TVDaily via Nate

2ne1′s Dara posts a childhood photo of CL for her birthday

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 01:15 AM PST

2ne1‘s Sandara Park recently posted a childhood photo of CL in time for her birthday.

She posted the photo on her me2day with the description,

Congrats! CL’s birthday~!! ^.^Happy birthday to our Chaerin~!! So I’m putting up another photo of her as a child! Ke ke isn’t she so girly?!? Ke that child has now become a hot charismatic performer on stage! +.+ Kya~! She said she was very thankful for the fans that remembered her birthday~! She said she got teary as she read the fan letters ^_^ So nice~

Just like Dara Park stated, CL is showing a cuter and girly image that is hard to see during 2ne1′s performances.

Fans commented with, “Happy birthday CL!” and “She really looked cute!

Source  + image via Sandara’s me2day

Kim Soo Hyun and Huh Gak display their close relationship

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 01:08 AM PST

A friendly photo of actor Kim Soo Hyun and singer Huh Gak has been receiving attention.

The photo recently appeared on an online Korean community. Both stars are seen wearing well tailored suits looking sharp and handsome.

The netizens were mostly amazed at the similar sizes of Kim Soo Hyun, who is known for his extremely small head, and Huh Gak’s head. They commented with, “How do they know each other?” and “I knew Huh Gak’s head was small but I didn’t know it was to this extreme.

Source + image via Naver

IU makes a silly mistake on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 12:29 AM PST

On February 26th’s ‘Inkigayo‘ hosted by the beautiful ladies IU, Nicole, and Goo Hara, resident MC IU made a silly mistake when it was time to announce the winner. IU announced ‘Se7en congratulations!’, when in fact it was F.T. Island who claimed today’s mutizen award. Luckily, Nicole and Goo Hara quickly re-announced that today’s winner was indeed F.T.Island. You have to admit, Se7en and Hongki do look alike!

Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

F.T. Island wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + Performances from February 26th!

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 12:07 AM 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.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, girl groups miss A and Brave Girls made their hot comebacks with “Touch” and “Nowadays You“, respectively.

Meanwhile, B.A.P bid farewell with their hot debut track “Warrior“.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: TEEN TOP, Davichi, Sunny Hill, Ailee, F.T. Island, K.Will, and Se7en!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was F.T. Island for "Severely". Congratulations F.T. Island!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured miss A, who helped promote awareness on the dangers of having too much CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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[ Next Week's Teasers ]

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[ Take 7 ]

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

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< Se7en (with 2NE1‘s Park Bom) > ***Special Stage***

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Other performances from tonight included: Wink, B.A.P, X-5, J-Cera, CHAOS, SPEED, Chocolat (with TEEN TOP’s C.A.P), SPICA, Mario (with 4minute‘s Gayoon), Brian Joo (with Tiger JK), Dal Shabet

Check them out below!

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< Chocolat (with TEEN TOP’s C.A.P) >

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< Mario (with 4minute‘s Gayoon) >

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miss A takes the stage with “Touch” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 11:49 PM PST

miss A

miss A is back with a fierce new album entitled 'Touch'!

Comprised of six tracks, miss A has drawn top producers to help work on their album, such as Fuego, Ursula Nancy, and Billion Dollar Baby.

The girls continued promotions by holding their comeback stage for today's episode of 'Inkigayo' with their title track "Touch", composed by none other than J.Y.Park himself.

Be sure to check out miss A's epic performance below, which includes another track off their album titled "Over U"!

The rest of today's 'Inkigayo' performances can be viewed here.

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[Spoilers: Dream High 2] Halfway Recap and Review: Ep. 1-8

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 11:26 PM PST

The second installment of school-based musical drama, ‘Dream High‘, explores the bleakness of dreams, when the lack of talent obliterates ambition and passion. The students, teachers, and parents of Kirin Arts School confront the ultimate question, should we pursue our dreams and passion, and devote long hours to achieving that dream, when the only thing that could greet us at the end is failure?

Shin Hyseung (Kang Sora) is an optimist, hoping to become a singer despite her weak vocals. A diehard fan girl of I:den’s JB, Hyesung unsuccessfully tries to enter OZ Entertainment as a singer and songwriter. With OZ Entertainment taking over Kirin Arts School and transforming it into an entertainment agency to mold students into trainees, Hyesung's dreams and wishes are fulfilled as she has a shot at becoming an idol star, in addition to the added benefit of being JB’s classmate.

While the students and teachers rejoice in the small glimmer of hope in saving the school's failing reputation, Jin Yoojin (2AM's Jinwoon) despises the school's employment as the agency's pawn. Belittling the true artistry of an 'idol' after enduring the materialism and greed of the entertainment world, Yoojin hopes to erase his childhood scars by honing his passion for true rock music.

The derelict status of the school and classroom is stripped by the iron rule of President Lee (Kim Jung Tae) and Teacher Ji Soo (After School's Kahi). Implementing strict rules and eliminating the inferior students who have no hope, the entertainment agency becomes a villain for the Kirin School underdogs. After entreating President Lee to be evaluated again, he concedes and makes the monthly evaluation as a test. However, with a twist, the students will perform in duets and only one will succeed, while the other duet singer will be eliminated.

Rian (T-ara's Jiyeon) and Hyesung become duet partners, only for Rian to shirk her practices as President Lee bans Rian from using the practice rooms because of her misbehavior. Meanwhile, JB and Yoojin are forced into a team, in which Yoojin struggles to master his dancing. The showcase performance finally arrives with a red carpet theme. Suddenly intimidated and fearful of failing, Hyesung takes the batteries out of her microphone, rather than revealing her humiliating singing. Hyesung is eliminated, along with Rian, who is criticized for not sharing her microphone.

The eliminated students, including Hyesung, Rian, and Yoojin, are sent to PSY's military-style training camp to nurture teamwork and perseverance. Upon returning to school, the students are divided into different level classes, in which Yoojin creates a band to demonstrate the talent of the Kirin Arts students. However, the practices are unsuccessful as Yoojin continuously berates Hyesung, the lead singer, in hopes that it would compel her to practice more diligently and improve.

To encourage the band, Teacher Jin Man (JYP) arranges a street performance, which is disrupted by Rian's surprise appearance. Hyesung gives up her position as lead singer to Rian in the face of the cheering crowd, angering Yoojin. While Rian and Yoojin enjoy their performance together, Hyesung unveils her talent in an impromptu and emotional performance to JB of her self-composed song, "Hello to Myself". Despite the glimmer of hope for Hyesung's dreams, her father transfers Hyesung out of Kirin Arts.

To persuade Hyesung to return, Yoojin arranges Hyesung's song for the band and performs it on radio broadcast, attracting the interest of a producer in search of the 'super idol'. However, the tables turn as Rian takes the lead position and blatantly takes the credit for Hyesung's song. Meanwhile, JB travels to Hyesung's hometown and confesses, in the hopes that it would bring her back to school. Despite her refusal, JB drives Hyesung and her sister to a beauty pageant competition, where the two are shocked to find Rian, sent by President Lee in punishment for her rebellion against the contract, and Yoojin, in search of Hyesung.

With an intricate love line, the search for the 'super idol', and the true competition between the students and idols, 'Dream High 2' ends it halfway point with the beginning of the students' journey to pursue their dreams.

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Review:

[Note: This post reflects the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

Integrating a subtle criticism of the entertainment sphere, the themes of friendships and teamwork, discovery of true passionate music, and perseverance for one's dreams, 'Dream High 2' weaved the intricate threads together, only to have them ultimately splinter.

Trying to establish multiple conflicts, with the frequent interruptions of dance numbers, 'Dream High 2' created a muddled disorder, in which the heartfelt conflict of dreams was sacrificed. The contention between the students and President Lee over the dormitory, the showcase, and the military training camp lacked the connotation, and the emotional significance to the plot that had entranced viewers in the first 'Dream High'.

Although the showcase unveiled Hyesung's lack of faith in her dreams and revealed Yoojin's diligence in mastering the dance steps, it didn't establish the foundation for the students to pursue their dreams. None of the eliminated students felt that desire or need to practice more, leaving the conflict of achieving dreams in the dust. The military training camp, while it did offer much development in the loveline department with JB-Rian and Yoojin-Hyesung, didn't seem to play a part in helping the students build that perseverance. With too many insignificant moments of the students having fun, not only are there no poignant moments in the plot development, but the threads are left untied for the other conflicts.

One of the worst Achilles' heel for 'Dream High 2' is character development. The genuine friendship is always a little spark of enjoyment for high school dramas. The relationship between Hyesung and her three close friends, Soon Dong (Yoon So Young), Ui Bong (JR), and Hong Joo (Kim Ji Soo) are sweet at moments, but ultimately insincere. When they easily turn against Hyesung for letting Rian take the blame of the showcase incident, it ruins the moments of camaraderie. How nice it would have been for Hyesung's emotional farewell letter to be accompanied with a strong friendship, friends who are willing to scour the Earth for her, rather than simply telling Yoojin to "forget about Hyesung".

In addition, Hyesung's character development has been the most contradictory. In the beginning, Hyesung seemed to have authentic confidence as she bravely tells Ji Soo that she'll regret not having chosen her from the audition. But, all that confidence goes down the drain after the showcase, as it seems Hyesung experienced a sudden stage fright for no apparent reason. Not only that, but Hyesung escaping Kirin Arts School doesn't provoke the emotional impact, that moment when both the viewers and Hyesung cry, that it should. Hyesung was essentially driven away from the school by her father and teacher, rather than herself, as the viewers don’t see her blood and sweat in trying to improve her singing.

In contrast, Rian offers both complexity and a logical development. While Rian seems rude and selfish, as she takes ownership of Hyesung’s song, viewers are introduced to her insecurity and lack of hope, in addition to the pressure she faces at home. Rian does push off singing/dancing in the beginning of the series, but she ultimately realizes that she lacks the talent after Ji Soo reveals the harsh truth, and begins to change and strives to become the ‘super idol’ through her nighttime dance practices.

The lovelines between the four leads is enjoyable and one of the story’s gems, as the writers once again mixed up the puzzle pieces. Rian and Yoojin show potential to become a couple, as both have experience in being used as pawns to generate money. However, it feels like the writers are scrambling to create the relationship between Hyesung and JB into a loveline in hopes for a rating increase. While it seems like JB is confusing empathy with love, not only is his relationship with Rian lightly put aside, but there is no chemistry between Hyesung and JB, even in the church scene.

If the lovelines are employed as pillars to the conflict of dreams, in which the students develop their love as they support and encourage each other, then it can create that emotional undercurrent much like the relationships between Yoojin-Hyesung and Rian-JB (during their trainee days) had done with their sweet and adorable moments.

While the first part was disappointing after the hype that ended 'Dream High', it ended its halfway mark with a glimmer of hope. As the teachers are cracking on the students with the impending competition and the students initiate their passionate journey for their dreams, 'Dream High 2' is finally employing its potential.

T-ara to finally have official fan club and large-scale concert this summer

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 11:10 PM PST

Girl group T-ara will finally hold an opening ceremony for their official fan club and have a large-scale concert this summer, 3 years after their debut.

T-ara debuted in 2009 with their single “Lies,” and continuously had a succession of hit songs in a span of 3 years, such as “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” “Why are You Being Like This,” “I Go Crazy Because of You,” “Roly-Poly, “Cry Cry,” “We Were in Love,” and “Lovey-Dovey.”

Kim Kwang Soo, the CEO of Core Contents Media, stated that “Around the beginning of this July, T-ara will have an opening ceremony for the official fan club they have been wishing for all this time, and they are planning to meet fans with a new album.” He continued, “Towards the end of July, they will have a large-scale concert to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their debut.”

CEO Kim Kwang Soo, who won ‘Producer of the Year’ for “Roly Poly” at Gaon Chart’s Award Ceremony, helped propel the T-ara girls to fame with their ‘cat dance’ for “Bo Peep Bo Peep,” disco dance for “Roly Poly,” and shuffle dance for “Lovey-Dovey,” and has now started to think and worry about what kind of music and dance T-ara will use to show another image transformation.

The girls themselves stated, “We were already off to a great start for the year after we won the triple crown for ‘Lovey-Dovey,’ and now we’re going to have the official opening of our fan club and hold a large-scale concert this summer; we’re already so excited and nervous.”

T-ara finished up their promotions in Korea after they wrapped up “Lovey-Dovey,” and are currently in Japan getting ready for the release of their “Roly Poly” album as they are planning to do more promotions in Japan this year; if they were doing about 10% of their promotions in Japan last year, they plan to increase that ratio to about 30% for this year.

Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Nate

Brave Girls make a fierce comeback with “Nowadays You” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 11:07 PM PST

The Brave Girls are back with a new single entitled, 'Re-Issue'!

Their title track "Nowadays You" shows off a new side to the Brave Girls. Fierce and confidently sexy, these ladies won't be taking any prisoners for this promotion.

Check out the girls perform their catchy track on today's 'Inkigayo' below, and catch the rest of today's 'Inkigayo' performances here.

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Yoon Gun and Park Shin Hye’s first date on ‘Music and Lyrics’

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 10:11 PM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye and Singer/Songwriter Yoon Gun who star in MBC Music‘s ‘Music and Lyrics‘ captured the hearts of many viewers.

‘Music and Lyrics’ is a reality/romance show that collaborates a top actress (Park Shin Hye) and an amazing songwriter (Yoon Gun) to write a one-of-a-kind song.  The first broadcast of ‘Music and Lyrics’ aired on February 24th. Yoon Gun and Park Shin Hye’s soft and delicate charms plus their shy and innocent looks drew a lot of attention from viewers.

Park Shin Hye showed off hidden guitar and vocal skills leaving Yoon Gun fully focused on her. Yoon Gun came to Park Shin Hye’s aid when she showed nervousness during the show receiving much praise.

One particularly compelling moment, when Park Shin Hye showed her love for Korean food, Yoon Gun proceeded to take her to a Korean restaurant without hesitation. There he also played the piano filling the air with sweetness and stirring her heart.

In return, Park Shin Hye showed off 3 sets of her cuteness causing Yoon Gun and viewers to fall for her. The two then began to decide what to call each other. Park Shin Hye shyly responded, “I will call you oppa“. Afterwards they went to Yoon Gun’s office where she suddenly transformed into an image resembling a cute cat in boots asking “Can you please play the piano once more?”.

Also, after seeing a phone case that she wanted she asked, “Oppa can you buy me this?” in a surprisingly cute way.

Catch episodes of ‘Music and Lyrics’ starring the cute and sweet Yoon Gun/Park Shin Hye couple every Friday at 12am on MBC Music.

Preview of next week’s episode:

Source and Picture: Nate

Kang Min Kyung says Huh Gak is a bad guy

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 09:43 PM PST

Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung recently made the statement, “Huh Gak is a bad guy.”

During the most recent episode of the show ‘Immortal Song 2′ Kang Min Kyung and Huh Gak created a musical themed stage together, beating Jay Park with it.

Afterwards Kang Min Kyung humorously stated, “Huh Gak is a bad guy. It is just so hard to meet him. When I asked him to practice together he said, ‘Don’t be clingy’.

She then continued with, “However, my stage today would not have been complete without the help of Huh Gak. He helped me even with his fear of acting. I’m really grateful.

During this episode of ‘Immortal Song 2′, singers Kang Min Kyung, Lee Jung, Jay Park, Lim Tae Kyung, Sung Hoon, Shin Yong Jae, and Ali put on many jaw dropping performances.

Source + image via Osen

UEE selects Hyun Bin as her ideal type

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 08:54 PM PST

After School‘s UEE‘s ideal type has become a hot topic.

On a recent episode of ‘Guerilla Date‘, organized by KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘, UEE revealed her ideal type to be none other than actor Hyun Bin, who’s currently serving in the military.

In addition, UEE agreed in sending a supportive video message to him and said, “Hello, I’m After School’s UEE. Military Oppas, hang in there!

The MC later asked UEE about her previous love line with Ju Won in the KBS2 drama ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘ to which she replied, ” I did have thoughts of dating him once, but because I’m an idol…

Meanwhile, UEE also revealed on the show that she makes the most income in After School and added, “No matter how successful I am with my solo activities, I have no thoughts of leaving After School. I’m going to stick with them until the very end.”

Source & Image: Sports DongAh via Naver

B1A4 reveals the meaning behind their group name

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 08:35 PM PST

On the February 24th episode of SBS‘s ‘1000 Songs Challenge‘, rookie group B1A4 revealed the meaning behind their name.

Before beginning to sing, MC Lee Hwi Jae briefly held an interview with the members asking them if there is a special meaning behind their group’s name to which the members replied, “Be the one All for one“.

It basically means ‘let’s do our best as everyone expects us to’“, the members explained.

In addition, after hearing from Lee Hwi Jae that they’ve been chosen as the “2012 K-pop star that is receiving the most attention”, the members gave confused expressiosn to which Hwi Jae remarked, “Gongchan, your expression is telling me that this is your first time hearing of this news.”

Gongchan replied back, “We all didn’t know about it” causing everyone to laugh.

Other guests that appeared on this episode were Noh Sa Yeon, Kim Jin Ah, Kim Soo Geun, Ahn Yeon Hong, Lee Yong, Lee Hye Ri, Park Jun Hyung, and Yoon Sung Han.

Source: TV Report via Naver

Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun to cameo on ‘Dream High 2′

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 07:59 PM PST

Wonder Girls member Ye Eun (Yenny) is set to make a cameo on the 9th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Dream High 2,’ which is scheduled to air on February 27th. She will be playing the role of a top star, also named ‘Ye Eun,’ who gives encouragement and hope to a depressed ‘Haesung’ (Kang Sora) and offers HaeSung an opportunity to transform.

Ye Eun confessed, “Recently, I’ve really been enjoying watching ‘Dream High 2′. When I see Haesung’s scenes, they really tug at my heartstrings and draw me in because it’s like I’m watching me in the past.  I really wanted to offer genuine words of encouragement to HaeSung.”

On a related note, the song “Hello to Myself,” which was written and composed by Haesung in ‘Dream High 2,’ was actually written, composed, and sung by Ye Eun herself.

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