Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Idol group TEEN TOP makes Shinhwa’s Andy cry" plus 19 more

"Idol group TEEN TOP makes Shinhwa’s Andy cry" plus 19 more


Idol group TEEN TOP makes Shinhwa’s Andy cry

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 09:18 AM PST

The boys of TEEN TOP caused Shinhwa‘s Andy to shed some emotional tears.

Andy who produced TEEN TOP apparently showed some tears after the boys won their first #1 K-Chart win on SBSInkigayo‘ back on February 5th. This was shortly after their previous #1 on KBSMusic Bank‘ on the 3rd.

With a recent interview with OSEN, TEEN TOP remarked, “It was our first #1 win since we debuted a year and a half ago. At our company dinner, Andy hyung told us that ‘this is just the beginning.’ We didn’t hear this until later, but he apparently shed tears while watching the broadcast.”

Neil added, “We were really excited as well, as we worked hard to achieve this win. It didn’t really sink in when we actually won, but to be honest, we knew that we may win a K-Chart win because “Going Crazy” was such a good song.”

“Going Crazy” is an energetic club song with an addictive melody written by hitmaker Brave Brothers, and has stirred interest from the public as TEEN TOP made a fierce transformation for the track.

Congratulations once again to TEEN TOP!

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

Chinese ‘We Got Married’ scheduled to air in China just in time for Valentine’s Day

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 08:43 AM PST

The Chinese version of ‘We Got Married‘ is drawing interest from fans for incorporating both top Chinese stars as well as Hallyu idols, and will finally be airing it’s first episode in China just in time for Valentine’s Day.

According to MBC, the Chinese ‘We Got Married’ will air via entertainment channel SMG (Shanghai Media Group) as a Valentine’s Day special on February 13th & 14th at 8PM.

SMG is a channel that broadcasts throughout Shanghai as well as the areas surrounding the city and boasts an impressive number of 180,000,000 viewers.

There will be three couples in total, two of which are Korean-Chinese couples, while the last couple will be made up of two Chinese stars.

Chinese idol group BOBO member Fu Xinbo and T-ara‘s Hyomin wrapped up their filming in Korea last December, while Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and Chinese actress Lou Yi Xiao completed their filming in Shanghai.

MBC launched the show in order to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and China.

MBC’s content team remarked, “We thought that this was a good opportunity for us to try something on a different level and try to investigate the dating and marriage cultures of both the Chinese and Korean youth. By starring both Hallyu idols and top Chinese celebrities, the show will be a fun way for both cultures to very naturally better understand one another.”

Will the Chinese ‘We Got Married be as big of a hit as the original? Toss us your thoughts below!

Source & Image: StarNews via Nate

KARA’s Kang Jiyoung graduates from high school

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 08:07 AM PST

KARA‘s maknae Kang Jiyoung (18) has graduated from high school!

Jiyoung who is now officially considered an ‘adult’ attended her Muhak Girls’ High School graduation ceremony on the 8th to spend her last day as a young high school student.

Although the singer is busy promoting with her group in both Japan and Korea, she made the time to say her last goodbyes to her classmates and teachers.

She also wrote a few words on her Twitter page the day before saying, “I debuted when I was a freshman in high school, but I’m already a senior, graduating tomorrow. Will I be able to be a mature, successful adult?”

Jiyoung has yet to decide if or when she will apply to college.

Congratulations to Jiyoung!

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate + Chosun via Nate

Chocolat unveils MV for “One More Day”

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 07:40 AM PST

The full music video for Chocolat‘s new song, “One More Day“, has just revealed!

The music video follows Chocolat as they kidnap a man who did them wrong. Bound and hooded, he can only wait for their judgment…

The rest of MV is comprised of sultry dance shots that utilizes chairs. Check it out below!

Tip: Jae

Chocolat releases second single album, ‘Chocolat’

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 07:17 AM PST

Rising pop stars Chocolat have just released their second single, ‘Chocolat‘.

Comprised of four tracks (two of which being instrumentals), this album delivers a more refined polish to Chocolat’s sassy style. “Get Up” fuses funk influences with trendy synthetics for a saucy track, while “One More Day” carries a ’90s feel that works just right with Chocolat’s vocals.

Check out their single below, and remember to support the artists by purchasing their album!

01. “Get Up”

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02. “One More Day”

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Ailee releases her debut music video, “Heaven”

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 07:03 AM PST

Former YouTube star Ailee has finally released the full music video for her debut song, "Heaven"!

Ailee attracted much interest after she blew the audience away with her rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce on MBC‘s Chuseok special, ‘Singers and Trainees‘. She is currently starring in the KBS 2TV drama, 'Dream High 2', and will now kick off her debut promotions on major music programs.

Armed with powerful vocals and a strong stage presence, Ailee is destined to stand out and become one of K-Pop’s top rookies of 2012.

Check out her debut MV below!

Baek Ji Young & Taecyeon sing “My Ear’s Candy” at a wedding

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 06:44 AM PST

It’s been revealed that singer Baek Ji Young sang her hit track “My Ear’s Candy” at her manager’s wedding.

Recently, an online community board posted this photo under the title, “Baek Ji Young and 2PM‘s Taecyeon at her manager’s wedding“.

The two stars came together again for the reception’s congratulatory song. According to the uploader, “Baek Ji Young was giving her congratulatory message when someone requested her to sing. She then noticed that Taecyeon was at the wedding and they sang ‘My Ear’s Candy’ a capella.

Baek Ji Young and Taecyeon’s duet track from 2009 was a very popular chart-topper, especially since it was fun to parody. That being said, netizens were amused by how they chose to this perform this sexy dance song, when typically ballads are preferred.

Netizens commented, “Funny to think that ‘My Ear’s Candy’ was sung at a wedding” “I want to hear the ac apella performance” and “Please come and sing it at my wedding!

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

IU to perform a halftime mini-concert at pro basketball game

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 06:06 AM PST

Singer IU will put on a mini-concert at a pro basketball game on February 11th.

Samsung Electronics announced on February 8th that “The Galaxy’s model, IU, has been invited to perform at the “Galaxy Note Event” at the Seoul Jamshil Stadium, where she will put on a halftime mini-concert and shoot some hoops. We are looking forward to the audience’s support and attention.”

This season, the Samsung Thunders‘ biggest audience was clocked at 8,286 people on October 16th. A representative for Samsung revealed that the sponsors were determined to reach a new figure, and said, “If the size of the audience exceeds this record, three Galaxy Notes with IU’s autograph and autographed basketballs will be given out.”

IU commented, “I wish to contribute to the fun by performing the halftime show at the Jamshil Stadium.”

With IU slotted to shoot some hoops on top of performing a small show, fans will undoubtedly flock to the stadium and break the old record!

Source: SeGye via Naver

Kim Yeo Hee wows with her cover of Alicia Keys’ “Fallin”

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 05:16 AM PST

Singer Kim Yeo Hee wowed the audience with her cover of Alicia Keys‘ “Fallin” during a recent episode of ‘Wave K‘.

Kim Yeo Hee, or ‘Apple Girl’, is famous for being able to showcase her musical talents through Apple devices like an iPad. For this performance, however, there were no gadgets or gizmos — just Kim Yeo Hee, a beautiful grand piano, and her rich voice.

Check out her cover of “Fallin” below, and tell us what you think:

Park Ji Yoon opens up about her personal struggles with former agencies

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:46 AM PST

Veteran singer Park Ji Yoon has revealed that she felt betrayed and abandoned by her former agencies.

On February 7th, Park Ji Yoon guested on cable channel Story On‘s talk show, ‘Lee Mi Sook’s Bad Scene’, where she opened up about her past struggles.

The singer began by explaining why she left her former agency, JYP Entertainment“The period after my promotions for my 6th album, ‘I Know How‘, was around the time when my contract with the agency was supposed to end. I worked hard over the years, but I wasn’t thought of as family, and was left alone. It saddened me,” she said.

Since Park Ji Yoon withdrew from the music scene for a long while, MC Lee Mi Sook commented, “If you had remained at JYP, you might not have had to go through such hard times for the past six years.”

Park Ji Yoon replied, “It seemed like they didn’t really want me. Although talks of re-signing went back and forth, in the end, the deal fell apart.”

This wasn’t the end of her troubles. She continued, “I went into a new agency, and although I’m a person who was pretty well-known to the public, the CEO of the agency tried to persuade me to get plastic surgery… When I reflected upon the situation later on, I realized that they were trying to tell me that I should leave on my own. I was hurt.”

Park Ji Yoon will be participating in tvN‘s ‘Opera Star Season 2′, in addition to releasing her new album in mid-February.

Source + Photo: Dailian via Nate

Boom to be the solo MC for new MBC program, ‘Club 1999′

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 04:02 AM PST

 

After serving as a co-MC and supporting act for numerous programs over the years, entertainer Boom has finally been selected to be the main MC of a new TV show!

MBC is readying to launch their new program, ‘Club 1999‘ on February 11th, and for the first time since his debut, Boom has been selected to be the main MC for the show.

‘Club 1999′ is a music variety program which honors and remembers the biggest stars of the 90′s.

‘Club 1999′ staff members explained their choice by saying, “Boom has debuted as a singer at one point, and he has endless passion for music and entertainment. He’s built up a lot of experience over the years, and with his youthful charm, he will be able to well in leading the show.”

The new MC celebrated his position by tweeting, “I, Boom, have finally opened a club!!! So busy, busy in this society!! Those of you in society who are exhausted, come relive some stress at Boom’s club^^* Lets go, party time!!!

Looks like his hard work is paying off. Congratulations, Boom!

Source & Image: MyDaily

Jang Dong Gun & Kim Ha Neul to star in SBS’s ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 03:29 AM PST

Actors Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul have been cast in SBS‘s upcoming romantic comedy, ‘Gentleman’s Class’.

The two will be working with PD Shin Woo Chul and scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook, who previously worked on ‘Secret Garden‘. This will be the first small screen project in 12 years for Jang Dong Gun, who made his last drama appearance on MBC‘s ‘All About Eve’.

‘Gentleman’s Class’ is a romantic comedy that depicts the process of love and separation, as well as success and setbacks through the stories of four men and four women. Jang Dong Gun will play the role of ‘Kim Do Jin’, the head of a construction company, while Kim Ha Neul will play ‘Song Lee Soo’, an umpire of amateur baseball as well as a high school teacher.

Jang Dong Gun stated, “Due to the production staff’s persistence and consideration during the hard circumstance [for discussions] stemming from my filming schedule for my Chinese movie, I have decided to do this project. I also have faith in the script and the production team.”

Kim Ha Neul couldn’t hide her excitement as she expressed, “I’m so happy to have met scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook and Shin Woo Chul PD again after ‘On Air’.”

The production team revealed, “Due to the production staff’s determination to showcase the a perfect project, the staff has put in so much hard work to cast the best actors. As we have put in so much effort into confirming the cast, we hope for your anticipation… Although there have been many rumors, and many delays in the casting, thank you for waiting and trusting in the production staff’s efforts.”

Source + Photo: Sports Chosun via Nate

SPICA reveals making-of video for “Russian Roulette”

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 03:00 AM PST

Girl group SPICA blew the industry away with their debut music video for “Russian Roulette“, and now they’ve just unveiled the making-of video for the MV.

In the video, the girls introduce themselves individually, before giving way to footage of themselves dancing on set and posing seductively for the camera.

Check out their making-of clip below!

B2ST’s Yoseob transforms into a cowboy

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 02:22 AM PST

Stick ‘em up! B2ST‘s Yang Yoseob is here to steal your heart and he won’t take no for an answer.

On February 8th, Yoseob shared this playful selca on Twitter and wrote,”Cowboy ‘Seob. Bang bang!

Depending on which side of town you’re from, Yoseob the cowboy is either the good sheriff or the mischievous bandit. Either way, fans responded enthusiastically to this adorable dress-up photo.

Replies ranged from “I surrender! keke~” to ”You look really proud of yourself. How many hearts have you captured today?

In related news, B2ST will now be heading to Berlin to continue their world tour, ‘Beautiful Show‘.

Source + Image: Yoseob’s Twitter

Co-Ed reveals the name of their male sub-unit

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 01:49 AM PST

Pop group Co-Ed has just revealed the name of their male sub-unit!

The male unit has decided to promote under the name, ‘SPEED‘. The name is meant to express the group’s determination to keep moving forward without slowing down.

As reported earlier, the unit will be made up of six members — the five original members [Taewoon, Jungwoo, Kwang Haeng, Sungmin, In Oh (Noori)as well as the newly recruited Shin Jongkook from ‘Superstar K3‘.

SPEED will be releasing their remake of T-ara‘s “Lovey Dovey, “Lovey Dovey Plus”, on February 9th and the music video will be revealed on the 10th, which will feature T-ara’s Hwayoung as well as her twin, 5dolls‘ Hyoyoung.

SPEED stated, “As we approach the release date of ‘Lovey Dovey Plus’, we get more nervous and excited. We will become a SPEED who always tries our best.”

Source + Photo: Newsen

Cube Entertainment to release ‘B2ST 2011 Encore Concert 3D’ movie

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 01:08 AM PST

Last year, B2ST held a phenomenal concert called ‘Welcome Back to B2ST Airline’ in February of 2011 — an event that drew an audience of 24,000. Now fans will get to relive the concert all over again, but this time in the format of a 3D movie!

We’ve just been informed by Cube Entertainment that ‘B2ST 2011 Encore Concert 3D (Welcome Back To B2ST Airline)’ will be released in theaters all across Korea on February 23rd.

The movie will deliver never-before-seen rehearsal footage as well as backstage shots through 3D visuals and a spectacular sound quality. Of course, fans will get to relive performances of B2ST’s best hits, such as “Shock”, “Soom”, Beautiful”, and “Mystery”, as well as special unit duets.

Having reached #2 on the Oricon chart in Japan with the concert DVD alone, the film for ‘Welcome Back to B2ST Airline’ is also expected to gain a positive response within Korea.

In related news, B2ST has kicked off their world tour in Seoul, and will be heading to Berlin next for their ‘Beautiful Show in Berlin’ concert.

“Birth of a Great Star 2″ to start airing live episodes

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 12:48 AM PST

MBC‘s “Birth of a Great Star 2” have announced that they’ll start airing live episodes on February 10th.

On February 8th, representatives of MBC revealed, “Beginning on the 10th, ‘Birth of a Great Star 2′ will start its live performances. The competitive rounds with the 12 remaining contestants will air at 9:50 p.m.; it is a special episode that will last 140 minutes.”

Currently, the show’s production staff as well as MC Oh Sang Jin are on strike against MBC. Director Lee Minho has stepped in as the producer, and a different MC will fill in for Oh Sang Jin.

This live episode was originally scheduled for the 3rd; however, because of the workers’ strike, the show was cancelled. A repeat of “Idol Star Meeting Show Thump Thump Shaking Special” aired in that time slot instead.

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

New ’1N2D’ aims to re-attempt cancelled South Pole mission

Posted: 08 Feb 2012 12:18 AM PST

The production staff of KBS‘s1N2Dare aiming to once again film at the South Pole.

Choi Jae Hyung, the new PD for the new season of ’1N2D’, revealed to Star News that “we are considering re-attempting the South Pole mission that ’1N2D’ had to regretfully abandon due to the earthquake in Chile at the time.”

Back in March of 2010, ’1N2D’ was getting ready to embark on their mission to the South Pole when Chile was unfortunately struck by a massive earthquake. The earthquake created multiple problems, such as transportation, and so the ’1N2D’ team had no choice but to give up on their South Pole mission.

The production staff had already prepared expensive equipment including seven full HD cameras; they’ve also made arrangements with various agencies and organizations, so that they could bring the South Pole to the viewers watching at home. Additionally, they contacted the families of those who were working at the South Pole, so that they could bring letters and presents from home to the workers.

Choi PD stated, “We still have all the equipment that were prepared at the time… As for the extension to the original ’1N2D’, the new ’1N2D’ is thinking seriously about the South Pole mission that fell through.”

He continued, “The time period has not yet been decided, so once the new program kicks off, the staff and the cast members will have to talk it over.. The South Pole is one mission that ’1N2D’ hasn’t been able to fulfill. We will do our best to keep the promise with the viewers.”

In related news, the new season of ’1N2D’ will begin its broadcast on March 4th.

Source + Photo: Star News via Naver

ZE:A’s Siwan and Kwanghee reveal how they work on their V-lines

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 11:42 PM PST

Ever wondered how some idols achieve their V-lines? One solution was shared by ZE:A‘s Kwanghee through a photo he took with fellow member Siwan.

On February 7th, Kwanghee tweeted, ”Siwan Siwan, let’s get better V-lines keke~ For the first time in a long time, we are lying together using the packs that we got as gifts. Seeing us like this makes our home seem like an aesthetician’s office.

Both idols are seen wearing strange contraptions on their chins, which are apparently meant to help maintain their sharp profiles. While Kwanghee was able to deliver some aegyo for the camera, Siwan looks a little embarrassed by the exposure.

Fans commented, “So handsome!” “Please sharpen your V-lines and cut the clouds away! It’s too cold!” and “Cute best friends“.

Source: Kwanghee’s Twitter

Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha makes her acting debut in ‘Light and Shadow’

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 11:09 PM PST

 

We previously reported that Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha would make her acting debut in MBC’s ‘Light and Shadow. On February 7th, she finally made her appearance in the drama as a contestant for an audition.

Auditioning for Ahn Jae Wook‘s ‘Shine Troupe’, Narsha’s character sang a ballad and received a standing ovation from the male judges. Though one of the female judges recognized and pointed out her unpleasant past, she was able to pass the audition rounds.

Aside from Narsha’s vocal abilities, netizens noticed her cute retro hairstyle, bow, and mint colored outfit.

Furthermore, they commented, “Wow I almost didn’t recognize her!”, “Her acting and singing was perfect!”, and “I can’t wait to see her sing and dance to an (upbeat) retro song”.

Source + Image: Naver