Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Kim Nam Joo gets a firework perm for new drama, ‘Unexpected You’" plus 19 more

"Kim Nam Joo gets a firework perm for new drama, ‘Unexpected You’" plus 19 more


Kim Nam Joo gets a firework perm for new drama, ‘Unexpected You’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 08:33 AM PST

It’s been announced that actress Kim Nam Joo is gearing up to return with the upcoming drama, ‘Unexpected You‘.

As it will be following the conclusion of ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘, ‘Unexpected You’ has been teasing the public with various previews, including various still cuts featuring Kim Nam Joo in her new role.

For this new role, Kim Nam Joo’s hair was cut short then treated with a firework perm (also known as a bomb perm) for an afro-like hairdo. Although the style may not be suited for everyone, many have complimented the actress for suiting the perm and giving off a cute yet casual look.

‘Unexpected You’ is to scheduled to air its pilot episode on February 25th.

Source & Image: Max Movie via Nate

miss A releases 4th mini-album, ‘Touch’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 07:40 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 will be promoting “Touch” as their title track, which was created by JYP Entertainment‘s J.Y. Park.

Check out their mini-album below, and don’t forget to support the girls by purchasing their album!

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01. “Touch”

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02. “Lips”

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03. “Rock n Rule”

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04. “No Mercy”

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05. “Over U”

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06. “Touch (Newport Remix)”

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What do you think of miss A’s new mini-album? Which track was your favorite? Tell us your thoughts below!

miss A unleashes full MV for “Touch”

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 07:18 AM PST

miss A tantalized their fans with four intriguing teasers over the past few days, and now they’ve unleashed the full product!

On February 20th, the girls released their latest mini-album ‘Touch‘ along with the music video for their title track. “Touch” proved to be a visual treat, as the girls began the MV with kaleidoscope effects before diving into their sharp choreography. JYP Entertainment also catered to international fans by providing English subtitles within the video.

Check out their MV below!

Big Bang reveals “Seungri’s Talk” interview

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 07:11 AM PST

After releasing G-Dragon, Daesung, and T.O.P‘s “Talk” sessions, YG Entertainment has unveiled Seungri‘s mini interview clip!

On February 20th, Seungri confessed that he was scared that Big Bang might not be able to make a comeback due to their rocky year in 2011. The anxiety he experienced during their hiatus could still be seen in his face as he expressed his fears.

It seems like there’s only one more “Talk” video remaining, but knowing Big Bang, there’s probably another surprise up their sleeve. In the meantime, check out Seungri’s interview clip below:

SECRET performs “So Much For Goodbye” on ‘Music Japan’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 06:22 AM PST

It’s been a while since we last heard from SECRET, as the girls have been busy promoting their new single in Japan.

On February 19th, the girl group made an appearance on NHK‘s music program, ‘Music Japan‘ to perform “So Much For Goodbye” (or “Kore Kurai no Sayonara“). The ballad expresses a lover’s bittersweet feelings, as she’s filled with both regret and tenderness for the one who left her behind.

Check out their performance below!

Shin Yong Jae thanks fans for his ‘Immortal Song 2′ win

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 05:30 AM PST

4men‘s Shin Yong Jae recently expressed his gratitude after winning on ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

On February 18th’s episode, Shin Yong Jae sang Kim Gun Mo‘s “When Winter Comes“, beating favorites ALi and Kang Min Kyung to first place.

After the program, Shin Yong Jae tweeted, “It’s been a while since I’ve won, thank you. Please tune in again next week and watch until the end.”

The singer attached a photo of himself posing with his hard-earned trophy. The genuine smile on Shin Yong Jae’s face caused many to remark how the victory was long-deserved.

Producer Kim Chang Hwan, who was the show’s honored guest this week, complimented Shin Yong Jae’s performance by saying, “It was really moving. “When Winter Comes” is a precious song to me and Shin Yong Jae  exceeded my expectations. It was a brillant performance.

Shin Yong Jae will be temporarily leaving ‘Immortal Song 2′ on February 25th to prepare for the ‘4men Romantic Concert‘ which will be held from March 16 to the 18th at Seoul Olympic Park Woori Financial Art Hall.

Source & Image: Osen

Oprah replies to Tiger JK on Twitter

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 04:34 AM PST

As a popular talk show host, entrepreneur, producer, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey is not only one of the richest, but also one of the most powerful celebrities in the world. She takes on all her tasks with a positive mentality, and has drawn a huge fan base from housewives to A-list celebrities.

Recently, Tiger JK professed that he became a fan of Oprah Winfrey’s. On February 19th, he tweeted Oprah with the message, “When can I meet you? My wifey, Yoon Mi Rae, had me watch all your shows — it made a grown man cry. God bless.”

Oprah thanked Tiger JK for the support and replied,“Nice wifey”.

Ecstatic that he got a response, Tiger JK tweeted, OMG ! My wifey going to love me forever ! Thank you Oprah! I love you *in tears*”

He continued, “I just got re-tweeted by the one and only @Oprah ! Just woke up Tasha and showed her tweet she loving me lol

Tiger JK’s wife, Yoon Mi Rae (a.k.a Tasha) also wrote, “No way..This is a joke right? This can’t be real.!!! Daebak!!! What am I going to do!! ^^”.

Source + Image: Tiger JK’s Twitter

After School’s UEE stuns as a blushing bride on ‘Ojakgyo Brothers’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 03:28 AM PST

After School‘s UEE looked breathtaking as a blushing bride on a recent episode of ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘.

On February 18th, fans got to see the long-awaited wedding ceremony between Tae Hee (Joo Won) and Ja Eun (UEE). After going through numerous ups and downs, the two characters finally tied the knot.

UEE came out in a one-strap wedding dress that complemented her sleek shoulder and collarbone. Since her veil was quite elaborate, UEE kept her accessories and bouquet to a simple minimum.

Considering how UEE and Joo Won both confessed that they would date each other in real life, could this be a portent of things to come?

Source & Image: Segye via Nate

Gary says he drank for 3 days by himself after hearing about Song Ji Hyo’s relationship

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 02:41 AM PST

Leessang‘s Gary has firmly stated that the ‘Monday Couple’ will not come to an end.

On February 19th, SBS aired the latest episode of ’Running Man‘, which was recorded right after the media broke news of Song Ji Hyo‘s relationship with the CEO of her agency.

The members began to talk about the past love line between Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Eun Hye, and slowly moved over to talk about the Monday Couple. Ji Suk Jin slyly said, “We need a new love line now,” to which Gary shouted, “It’s not over yet! Monday is not over yet.

Laughing, the other members replied, “Your love line is over too“, causing Gary to hotly respond, “I drank for three days by myself.”

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

TEEN TOP and Jung Yeon Joo looking sharp for ‘Arena’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 01:52 AM PST

Idol group TEEN TOP has teamed up with actress Jung Yeon Joo for a shoot with Arena magazine.

While TEEN TOP looked dashing in their crisp suits and tuxedos, Jung Yeon Joo stole the show with her powerful androgynous charm. The stars flew to Jeju Island for their photoshoot, where Jung Yeon Joo got to ride a horse for the first time in her life. Though she was nervous, the actress managed to deliver a flawless shot.

The full pictorial will be released through Arena’s March issue. In the meantime, check out a few of the cuts below:

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Jung Yeon Joo is currently acting in the popular drama series, ‘Dream High 2‘, while TEEN TOP is promoting their latest single, “Going Crazy“.

Source + Image: Newsen

Se7en gets revenge on Yang Hyun Suk for breaking a promise

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 01:10 AM PST

Earlier today, Se7en uploaded a picture with J.Y. Park when they were preparing for their ‘Inkigayo’ collaboration for his new song, “When I Can’t Sing“.

The collaboration was long hinted at through previous teasers, but what fans didn’t know was that YG’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk was supposed to be present to watch this stage.

On February 19th, Se7en jokingly expressed his disappointment with Yang Hyun Suk on his Twitter. “Hyun Suk hyung promised to come watch Inkigayo today, but he didn’t come!!! Jin Young hyung, the staff, and I came back from eating lots of expensive eel!!!  I paid with YG’s company card~ Thank you for the meal, Hyun Suk hyung~~^^

The mischievous artist got his revenge, and also posted a handsome selca of himself after returning from the delicious meal.

Netizens replied, “Oppa you’re the best!” and “Oh my god, I laughed so hard!“.

Source & Image: Se7en’s Twitter

Moon-Sun’s Lee Min Ho talks about acting with ‘ELLE Girl’

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 12:14 AM PST

The Moon That Embraces The Sun‘ star Lee Min Ho has swapped his traditional hanbok for modern dandified style.

The actor worked with ELLE Girl magazine for their March issue, sporting a fresh look perfect for the Spring. He admitted that it was awkward for him to pose in front of the camera, but he tried to make it comfortable for everyone by conversing with staff on set and doing his best.

During the interview portion of the shoot, he talked about how he started acting at the age of four with his parents’ encouragement. Lee Min Ho starred in “The Gumiho’s Revenge” when he was in his sophomore year of high school, and said that this drama “was the turning point in my life.” He also revealed that he likes to frequently search his name online.

You can find his full pictorial in the March issue of ELLE Girl.

Source: Newsen

Se7en wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + Performances from February 19th!

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 11:51 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.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Co-Ed‘s boy sub-unit SPEED made their debut with “Lovey Dovey Plus“, while girl group EXID held their debut stage for “Whoz That Girl“.

Powerful vocalist K.Will also returned to the stage today with his title track “I Need You“.

NS Yoon-G bid farewell with her last live Inkigayo stage with “The Reason I Became a Witch“.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: Block B, Dal Shabet, B.A.P, Davichi, TEEN TOP, F.T. Island, and Se7en!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was Se7en for "When I Can’t Sing". Congratulations Se7en!



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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured K.Will and SISTAR, who helped promote awareness on the dangers of having too much CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) in the Earth’s environment!

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

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< Se7en (with J.Y.Park) >

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Other performances from tonight included: Wink (with Block B’s Zico), Ailee, LEDApple, Nine Muses, NS Yoon-G, SPICA, AXIZ, TAKE HYUN, and Stellar.

Check them out below!

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K.Will says “I Need You” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 11:42 PM PST

After unleashing his digital single, "I Hate Myself" two weeks ago, K.Will has followed up with his latest EP, "I Need You".

The amazing vocalist made his official comeback on tonight's episode of 'Inkigayo' with strong live performances of "I Need You" as well as "I Hate Myself".

Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments below and check out the full ‘Inkigayo’ performance here.

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EXID debuts with “Whoz That Girl” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 10:57 PM PST

Shinsadong Tiger's girl group, EXID, have finally made their debut with "Whoz That Girl"!

On February 15th, the brand new girl group unveiled the music video for their title track, "Whoz That Girl", and now they're ready to present their skills on tonight's episode of 'Inkigayo'.

Check out the video below, and tell us what you think about EXID so far and check out the full ‘Inkigayo’ performance here.

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SPEED makes their long-awaited debut with “Lovey Dovey Plus” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 10:49 PM PST

Co-Ed, an idol group from Core Contents Media that's comprised of both male and female members, had debuted their female sub-unit '5dolls' earlier last year — now its time for their male counterparts to stand in the spotlight.

The name 'SPEED' stands for the group's determination to always run forward with undying energy. The group is made up of Taewoon, Jungwoo, Kwanghaeng, Sungmin, In Oh and new member Jongguk from 'Superstar K3'.

The boys are looking to conquer the stage with a special remake of their fellow label-mate girl group T-ara's huge hit "Lovey Dovey".

Check out SPEED's second live stage with "Lovey Dovey Plus" below and let us know what you think and check out the full ‘Inkigayo’ performance here!

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Joowon and UEE reveal that they would date each other

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 10:22 PM PST

Fans of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘ will be happy to hear that Joowon and UEE would date each other in real life.

In a recent episode of KBS’s ‘Happy Together 3‘, the couples from ‘Ojakgyo Brothers’ appeared as guests on the show.

During the show’s ‘O-X’ talk session, Joowon and UEE both held up ‘O’ signs when they were asked, “If the person next to me asked to date (in real life), I’d be willing to do so”, and “I think that we both match each other very well”.

The couple continued to showcase their affection for one another after they got hit by a water gun, causing Joowon to pat dry UEE’s face. MC Shin Bong Sun responded by swooning in jealousy.

Joowon explained, “It’s like a job obligation that we have for each other”. UEE continued, “It was the first time for me to film couple scenes for a drama, so while filming those scenes, emotions started to slowly build up. For example, there was a scene when oppa wore a suit, I realized how great guys looked while wearing a suit”. She then added,  ”But I’m an idol (so I can’t date)”.

MC Park Myung Soo nudged the two by asking, “When will you guys start dating?”. MC Park Mi Sun added, “What happens after a drama ends is the most important part“.

After watching this segment, netizens commented, “At this rate, won’t the two date for real?” and “They do match each other very well”.

Do you think Joowon and UEE should date in real life?

Source + Image: keongin

Socialize with allkpop!

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 09:43 PM PST

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We can now be found on Pinterest, a social web app that “lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.”

We'll be regularly updating our social profiles with special giveaways and exclusive content, so don't miss out! Friend, follow, and add us to stay in the know for all your K-Pop needs.


Sunye shares a photo of herself and her boyfriend volunteering in Haiti

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 09:20 PM PST

Wonder GirlsSunye recently shared her faith and her thoughts on love, along with a photo through Twitter.

On February 19th, Sunye tweeted a picture of herself and her boyfriend volunteering in Haiti. “The reason I breathe, I hope that even the smallest parts of my life will be a passageway of happiness..^^  I hope that when light shines, even it may be weak, that it will blossom into a full light of glory^^”.

She also cited the famous Bible verse, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. “

“Trust, Hope, and Love will last forever, and out of these, the best is love. I believe that this kind of love is true love. ^^ I hope that our love is within this truth. Although we may not be perfect, I look forward to us moving towards this truth of love..^^ ” she continued and finally brought her message to a close with, “I want my heart to be where God’s heart is. Thank you..^^”

Source + Photo: Sunye’s Twitter

Se7en reveals backstage photos with J.Y. Park

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 08:47 PM PST

Fans buzzed in approval after hearing news that Se7en and J.Y. Park will collaborate for tonight’s upcoming ‘Inkigayo‘ performance of “When I Can’t Sing“, Se7en continued to tease fans as he showed a few photos from the pre-recording.

He first retweeted the photo above and added, “YeazzzzziiiiiirrrrrrR!!!!!” to J.Y. Park’s original tweet, “Today 4pm Men in white!!”. The photo showed Se7en and J.Y. Park looking cool and chic in white suits, posing with ‘V’ signs and relaxing backstage.

The two add their individual style with J.Y. Park donning a simple white T-shirt and black dress shoes to complete his look.  Whereas Se7en goes more formal with a white dress shirt and tie, but keep things youthful in what looks like Pierre Hardy‘s Leather Side-Zip Sneakers.

Se7en then showed off a more humorous side by posing cutely and making various facial expressions for the camera.

Meanwhile, “When I Can’t Sing” has been sweeping music charts, even winning first place on M! Countdown on Thursday.

Stay tuned to allkpop for their collaboration performance! Anyone else excited for the men in white?

Source + Image: Se7en’s Twitter