Friday, February 24, 2012

"JYJ’s ‘THE DAY’ tops the box office" plus 19 more

"JYJ’s ‘THE DAY’ tops the box office" plus 19 more


JYJ’s ‘THE DAY’ tops the box office

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 09:00 AM PST

JYJ‘s documentary ‘THE DAY‘ finally opened on the big screens on February 23rd, and it triumphed over ‘War with Crime : Era of the Bad Guys‘ to claim the #1 spot at the box office.

According to the Korean Film Commission, 17.8% of all tickets sold were for JYJ’s ‘THE DAY’, while ‘War With Crime’ came in at #2, selling 17.0%.

‘THE DAY’ is a documentary that reveals footage of the JYJ members living their daily lives and speaking honestly about their dreams and struggles. The film ran into some complications before it actually became possible for it to premiere.

It was first scheduled to air on QTV but the broadcast was unfortunately cancelled, and the film was then planned to premiere on the big screen with CGV but the plans fell through. Finally, the film was confirmed to premiere with Lotte Cinema.

‘THE DAY’ is being played in theaters from February 23rd through the 26th twice a day in Korea. There are 8 theaters playing the documentary in Seoul, 5 in Gyeonggi, 4 in Kyungsang-do, and 2 in both Choongchung and Junra-do.

Meanwhile, following behind ‘THE DAY’ and ‘War with Crime’ are ‘Howling‘ with 12.2%, and ‘Man on a Ledge‘ with 11.8%.

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate

2AM reunited with Hitman Bang for their comeback

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 08:30 AM PST

Famous producer Hitman Bang recently revealed a picture of himself with 2AM.

On February 24th, Hitman Bang posted the above photo along with the following message on his me2day,

The family gathered for the first time in a long time! We have to schedule our gatherings because we’re so busy.

We gathered to prepare for 2AM’s comeback.

Earlier this week, we reported that 2AM would be making their Korean comeback. This update from their producer has confirmed that 2AM’s comeback is in the works.

Fans expressed their anticipation saying, “I’ll be expecting an all-kill on the music charts!” “I’m so excited for 2AM’s comeback” and “It’s nice to see 2AM together for the first time in a long time

Stay tuned to allkpop for further updates on 2AM’s comeback.

Source: Hitman Bang’s me2day

Behind the scenes with Girls’ Generation’s Jessica in New York for ‘Dazed & Confused’

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:57 AM PST

Around three weeks ago, Girls’ Generation member Jessica was spotted strutting her stuff on the streets of New York for fashion magazine 'Dazed & Confused'.

She appears in the March issue and on February 24th, 'Dazed & Confused' uploaded a special behind the scenes video of Jessica in New York and in the 'Dazed & Confused' studio. The pictorial also featured the clothing of ‘Coming Step‘, check out the video below!

Big Bang reveals preview for “Bad Boy”

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:05 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 ”Blue” first, and ”Love Dust“, now “Bad Boy” has entered the scene!

Check out the preview for “Bad Boy” below:

Eun Ji Won to open up about his decision to leave ’1N2D’ on ‘Win Win’

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 06:09 AM PST

The nation’s most beloved ‘choding’ (elementary school-er), Eun Ji Won, will be revealing the reason why he decided not to stay on as a member of ’1N2D’ on ‘Win Win’.

According to the production team, Eun Ji Won will be starring on the episode scheduled to be broadcast on February 28th. This will be the first time in 15 years since his debut that he will be making a solo appearance on a talk show.

The artist will be discussing various episodes that occurred during the filming of ’1N2D’ and what led him to decide to leave the show, for the first time.

Eun Ji Won, who has never really opened up about his love life, will also be describing the ardent love story, and why it took 13 years for him and his wife to get married – making this an episode you won’t want to miss!

His past as a member of Sechskies and his life as singer Eun Ji Won, rather than entertainer, will also be dicussed on this episode.

Catch the episode when it airs on February 28th!

Source + Photo: Hankooki via Nate

 

T-ara member Eunjung’s past photo shows her natural beauty

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 06:02 AM PST

A past photo of T-ara‘s Eunjung is gaining much attention after being posted on an online community board.

Eunjung posed as a model for a credit card company, as her photos were used to explain the use of credit cards.

Although her fashion is tacky in comparison to the present hot fashion trends, her natural beauty with her distinctive appearance is attracting lots of attention.

Netizens reacted with, “Although it’s tacky, she’s still cute” and “Her beauty is no different from what it is now.

Source: MyDaily via Naver

Yong Jun Hyung gives Doojoon a new nickname, “Yoon game-dol”

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:50 AM PST

B2ST‘s Yong Jun Hyung recently revealed a photo of Doojoon, who seems to be absorbed in a computer game.

On February 24th, Jun Hyung posted a short tweet onto his Twitter, “Yoon game-dol” along with the picture above.

In the photo, Jun Hyung is seen resting on a bed at a hotel taking pictures, whereas Doojoon is laying down on the bed next to him and is concentrating on his laptop.

Netizens reacted to the photo by commenting, “Doojoon, who is absorbed in playing a game while resting. Even his side view is good-looking,” and “Yoon Doojoon got a new nickname. Yoon game-dol.”

Source: Yong Jun Hyung’s Official Twitter

Dal Shabet’s agency to take responsibility for the violence that broke out between fans

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:28 AM PST

Dal Shabet‘s agency has revealed that they would be stepping up to take responsibility for the fight that broke out between Dal Shabet fans.

On February 24th, the agency stated, “We heard that violence erupted between the fans… Because it was something that happened after the event, we are at a loss [about what to do].”

They continued, “We think that it is only right that we take responsibility even for something that has happened between the fans… We will be paying for the medical bills of the victim.”

This comes after the news about an encounter between fans that erupted into a violent situation.

Fan ‘A’ met a group of fans while following after Dal Shabet’s car after the fan meeting. Although they were all fans sharing love for Dal Shabet, they had varying opinions on a variety of issues, and thus found themselves in an argument.

‘A’ grabbed one of the other fans, frightening her and causing her to call an oppa she knew (‘B’) for help along with five others. The situation soon erupted into violence and threats, and came to an end when ‘A’ managed to escape, but only after sustaining injuries that required two weeks of recovery.

‘A’ requested the police to investigate into the matter, and fearing that the perpetrators would get off with too light of a punishment, ‘A’ proceeded to post about the matter online to bring awareness to the issue at hand.

Source: Newsen via Nate, MK via Nate

Song Hye Gyo to take legal action against 41 netizens

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:25 AM PST


Actress Song Hye Gyo has sued 41 netizens for defamation of character.

Her legal team submitted the lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court against the 41 netizens who were involved in spreading of the rumor that the actress had a ‘sponsor-relationship’ with a politician (aka a sexual relationship in exchange for money) from September 2008 to December 2011. The Kangnam Police Station, who has been assigned the case, will be starting their investigation shortly.

Her legal representatives stated, “Although Song Hye Gyo had known that false rumors were being spread, she had hoped for the netizens to stop on their own. However, the level of defamation had reached a point which could no longer be tolerated, and thus, she has decided to take legal action.”

In related news, the actress will be leaving for China to being filming for her new movie.

Source: Sports Seoul

Super Junior’s Shin Dong and Sung Min donate blood

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:33 AM PST

Super Junior‘s Shin Dong and Sung Min recently displayed their good deed of donating blood.

Shin Dong posted a photo of him and Sung Min on his me2day stating, “As blood donation advertisors, we command you!! Donate blood!! hehe.” In the photo both boys are smiling at the camera with red crosses on their cheeks, showing that they have already made their donations.

Netizens commented with, “Wow~ you two did it so I should donate blood as well!“, “I will do it for sure~“, and “I just donated today!

Source + image via Shindong’s me2day

SBS, KBS, & MBC to restrict Block B’s appearance on music programs

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:50 AM PST

 

It seems that Block B will not be present on the rest of the music programs at least for this week.

After the Thailand interview controversy that has gotten the public riled up, Block B’s name was found to be missing on February 24th’s ‘Music Bank’, 25th’s ‘Music Core’, and 26th’s ‘Inkigayo’.

Although there hasn’t been an official statement released regarding this issue, it seems as if it will be hard for the group to appear on broadcasts for the time being. One source within the industry stated, “Music programs are ones that are watched by people all over the world, so doesn’t it seem that it would be problematic for a group who has done international fans wrong, to make an appearance?” Another staff member from the production team of one music program also stated, “Although it’s not to the point of banning their appearances, until the situation is resolved, Block B’s appearance will be restricted.”

Block B fans have been continuously requesting the appearance of the group, and have flooded ‘Inkigayo’s request bulletin with their posts.

Mnet, who allowed the group to appear on their ‘M! Countdown’ broadcast on February 23rd is currently evaluating the situation and deciding whether to have the group appear next week. A source stated, “We are well aware of the public’s criticisms. However, since there are quite a few days left until the next show, we haven’t yet started discussing any specific details yet.”

What are your thoughts on this issue? Are broadcasting companies, as well as netizens over-reacting? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source + Photo: Osen

Tip: jindalae

4Minute’s Sohyun snaps an adorable selca with a puppy

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:38 AM PST

On February 23rd, 4Minute‘s Kwon So Hyun posted  a photo on her Twitter and wrote, “I came to see Cherry. When I’m closing my eyes, Cherry opens hers, but when I’m opening my eyes, Cherry has them closed. She’s so cute.

Netizens commented, “Both Kwon So Hyun and the dog are cute“, “It seems as if they planned it together. They must understand each other well,” and “The picture itself is just cute.

Source + image via So Hyun’s Twitter

Haha wishes Gary a Happy Birthday!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:23 AM PST

Singer Haha recently wished Leesang‘s Gary a Happy Birthday!

On the 24th of February, Haha posted on his twitter, “Gary hyung! Happy Birthday! The always charming Kang Gary that I love!”

He continued with, “I truly wish the poet of humanism a happy birthday! Your amazing mind! Your truth-bearing raps! I am so thankful for receiving these huge present all the time! I love you, Congrats!”

The netizens who have seen this posted encouraging replies, “Gary Oppa, Happy Birthday!“, “Gary Oppa, keep writing amazing raps and perform it on a variety show anytime!“, and “Haha Oppa must be going crazy because of all the people he needs to congratulate.”

We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to Gary! Continue making amazing music!

Source: Twitter

Jay Park wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from February 24th!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:54 AM PST

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, soloist John Park made his debut with his track titled “Falling“.

Comeback stages for today’s episode of Music Bank include Brave Girls with “Nowadays You“ and finally talented girl group miss A with their newest song “Touch“.

As for the winners, F.T.Island faced off against Jay Park for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Jay Park who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Know Your Name".

Congratulations to Jay Park!

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Lee Joon wants to join the 94-line

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:44 AM PST


In an episode of MBCevery1 “Weekly Idol” that will air on the 25th, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon confessed that he wants to join the “94 line.”

The poll for this particular episode surveyed idols about which groups they would like to join and revealed the top 7 private groups that they were envious about including the likes of Chocoball, 93 line, 94 line, and many more. The 93 and 94 alludes to the birth year of idols.

Lee Joon, who was born in 1988 said, “I want to join the 94 line, which includes Sulli, Krystal, Jiyoung, and Suzy. I want to be younger.”

Mir voted for his 91 line whose members include SHINee’s Key, KARA’s Nicole, 2AM’s Jinwoon, INFINTE’s Woohyun, with his reason being, “My life is the 91 line.”

In terms of other groups, the #1 group chosen was FC MEN, which is a celebrity soccer team led by JYJ‘s Junsu. This team includes Doojun, Kikwang, and Yoseob of B2ST, Jinwoon, Seulong, and Changmin of 2AM, Kim Hyun Joong, KARA’s Nicole (manager), and more.

Source: Star Today via Nate

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

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:42 AM PST

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 'Music Bank' 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 'Music Bank' performances can be viewed here.

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John Park makes his debut with “Falling” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:03 AM PST

'Superstar K2' finalist John Park has finally made his official debut with "Falling"!

The singer unveiled the beautiful music video back on February 21st, officially marking his debut in the music scene.

John Park made his way to today's episode of 'Music Bank' where he took the stage to perform "Falling".

Check out his performance below and catch the rest of today's 'Music Bank' performances here!

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

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:32 AM 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 'Music Bank' below, and catch the rest of today's 'Music Bank' performances here!

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14 year old Jung Hyun Ho receives 10 million Won on ‘Hello’

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:24 AM PST

On the February 20th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Hello‘, 14 year old Jung Hyun Ho received 10 million Won (around $8,880), as prize money for securing the number one spot for five consecutive weeks.

Jung Hyun Ho, who guest-featured on the January 23rd episode, shared some of his hardships of having to take care of his five younger siblings. After the episode aired, he suddenly rose to fame for his adorable looks, and has even been receiving ‘love calls’ from well known agencies such as SM Entertainment.

After receiving the prize money, Hyun Ho revealed, “After I went on television, my mom has been taking care of the siblings more often now so my life has become a little easier. I’d like to thank everyone who considered my hardship as a concern.” (‘Hello’ features various guests who apply for the show with various concerns or worries they have, and the audience votes on whether the guest’s situation is something worth agonizing or worrying over).

Other guests that featured on the February 20th episode were a husband who’s addicted to exercising, a 2PM Wooyoung mom-fan, and a quick-tempered boyfriend. However, none of them were able to surpass Hyun Ho’s 121 votes to grab the number one spot.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

B.A.P’s maknaes Zelo and Jong Up take a playful photo together

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 01:05 AM PST

On February 23rd, Zelo and Jong Up of B.A.P recently shared four hilarious photos of themselves at a music program through their official Daum fan cafe.

In one of the photos, Zelo is seen scratching Jong Up’s stomach while Jong Up is stylishly posing in front of the camera. Another photo shows Zelo pretending to slap Jong Up while he’s looking in the other direction.

Despite being at such a young age, Zelo shows of his good looks and his tall height. In addition, he can rap at an amazing 16-syllables per second and is also a dancer who currently attends Hanlim Arts High School.

Fans who saw the pictures wrote, “Zelo’s naughty hands“, “The cutest maknae line ever“, and “I also want to see photos of the other members as well.

Meanwhile, B.A.P will be concluding promotions for “Warrior” this week and are scheduled to follow-up with another track from their album beginning next week.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate