Thursday, February 23, 2012

"MBLAQ’s Lee Joon is sick of Kimchi Fried Rice" plus 19 more

"MBLAQ’s Lee Joon is sick of Kimchi Fried Rice" plus 19 more


MBLAQ’s Lee Joon is sick of Kimchi Fried Rice

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 09:49 AM PST

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon revealed a minor complaint he had against his company.

On the February 22nd episode of MBC TV‘s ‘Radio Star‘, Lee Joon was encouraged to talk about what he didn’t like about his company.

He blurted, “They buy us kimchee fried rice every single day… It’s like ‘Old Boy‘, they buy us the same thing to eat everyday.”

And even if we have time to eat, we have to eat it in the car,” he continued. “All five of us eat it with an expressionless faces. It’s become more of a hobby.”

Every morning we have kimchi fried rice with two fried eggs. Always kimchi fried rice. We have no palate!”, he added, causing everyone on set to burst into laughter.

MC Kim Gura then asked what he would most like to eat instead. “Anything but that,” Lee Joon answered. “There’s so many other things on that restaurant menu… anyway, that’s the only thing.”

But in closing he said, “But it’s okay now. We already have no palate so, as long as we’re full, we’re good,” causing everyone on set to continue roaring in laughter.

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the 3rd week of February

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 09:22 AM PST

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of February 12th to February 18th below!


< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. K.Will – "I Need You”

2. Davichi – "I’ll Think of You”

3. FT Island – "Severely”

4. Lyn – "Back in Time”

5. Lee Young Hyun – "A Love of a Thousand Years”

6. Se7en – “When I Can’t Sing”

7. Ailee – "Heaven”

8. Na Yoon Kwon with Baek Ji Young – "Because I’m Afraid”

9. Monday Kiz – "Shadow”

10. T-ara – "Lovey Dovey”


< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >

1. FT Island – ‘Grown Up (EP)’

2. Various Artists – ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun OST’

3. B.A.P. – ‘WARRIOR (Single)’

4. T-ara – ‘Funky Town (EP)’

5. Block B – 'Welcome To The BLOCK'

6. IU – 'Last Fantasy'

7. Se7en – 'SE7EN NEW MINI ALBUM'

8. Various Artists – 'Bachelors Vegetable Store OST'

9. Yoonhan – ‘For This Moment 2nd album’

10. INFINITE – 'Paradise Repackaged Album'


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1. IU – “You & I”

2. Noel – "I Miss You, I Miss You”

3. 10cm – “Sorrow”

4. T-ara – "Lovey Dovey”

5. Lim Jae Bum – “For You”

6. Ooh La La Session – "Western Sky”

7. Lyn – “Back in Time”

8. Davichi & T-ara – "We Were in Love”

9. Trouble Maker – "Trouble Maker”

10. Huh Gak – "Hello”

Source: Gaon

JYJ’s Junsu poses for Singles magazine

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 08:51 AM PST

JYJ‘s Junsu recently completed a chic and mysterious photo shoot for Singles magazine.

The singer who has made a successful transformation into a musical star displays his unique fashion taste for the March issue.

This will serve as a good gift to all of his fans, as this may be Junsu’s sexiest shoot to date!

Be sure to check out the making-of video of the shoot below!

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Big Bang’s “Blue” tops YouTube charts & surpasses 3 million views

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 08:23 AM PST

Two days ago, Big Bang kicked off their long awaited comeback by unleashing their music video for “Blue, their first single from their 5th mini-album, ‘Alive‘.

In just 24 hours, the MV drew over 1.5 million views on YouTube, and the numbers are still going strong. On YouTube’s dedicated charts page, the video has now placed 1st in the categories of “Most Viewed”, “Most Favorited”, “Most Discussed”, and “Most Liked”. Additionally, in just over 48 hours the video has surpassed 3 million views!

It seems the only ones singing the Blues are the competition. Congratulations to Big Bang on this momentous achievement! In case you missed it, you can check out our interview with Big Bang here.

Most Favorited Most Liked Most Viewed

Source + Images: YouTube Charts
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Teaser for Sandara Park and SHINee’s “Kiss Note” web drama revealed

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 07:56 AM PST

Yesterday we reported that cosmetics brand Etude House will soon be unleashing the dramatic CFs for their upcoming ‘Kiss Note‘ campaign starring idol group SHINee and 2NE1‘s Sandara Park.

Ahead of the web drama release on March 1st, a teaser was revealed through Etude’s YouTube channel earlier today. If you enjoyed the still pictures from yesterday, you’ll definitely enjoy the “Kiss Note” teaser.

Check out the teaser below!


Words written on Etude’s YouTube page: “If I write his name on the ‘Kiss Note’, I’ll get a chance to kiss him???” 2012′s Romantic Fantasy Web Drama! Sandara & SHINee’s ‘Kiss Note’ will be revealed on Etude’s Youtube page on March 1st!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

INFINITE releases MV for “Cover Girl (Live Version)”

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 07:18 AM PST

Idol group INFINITE have just released a special music video through their official YouTube channel.

On February 24th, the boys unveiled a MV for “Cover Girl” with footage taken from their ‘INFINITE Second Invasion‘ concert. The music video hosts live audio taken from the stadium, so fans will get to hear the boys sing live with the support of a band.

“Cover Girl” can be found in their repackaged album, ‘Paradise‘.

Big Bang reveals preview for “Love Dust”

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 07:03 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 now ”Love Dust” has entered the scene!

Check out the preview for “Love Dust” below:

Super Junior-M’s Henry performs a cover of “Give Me Everything”

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 06:42 AM PST

Super Junior-M‘s Henry has once again showcased his musical talents through a new cover.

On February 23rd, Henry revealed a video of his cover of “Give Me Everything“, originally sung by Pitbull, Ne-yo, Afrojack, and Nayer.

Henry gave the song a fresh feel by performing with a live band, which included drums, supporting vocals, guitar, and bass. There’s an improvised rap in the middle of the video, and fans got to see Henry jam on the keyboard while he sang.

Check out his cover below!

Staff Picks: allkpop’s Top 10 K-Pop Classics 3

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 05:46 AM PST

Get a glimpse of what we’re talking about and listening to at the 6Theory office with this new feature! Once a week, we’ll be offering you guys a personal selection of our favorite things from K-Pop.

Here’s some of the Staff Picks on our all-time favorite classic K-Pop songs. This list reflects our first encounters with K-Pop, which for some of us, goes back more than 10 years.


H.O.T. – We are the Future (DeLaMethode‘s Pick)

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Uptown – Let’s Meet Again (DeLaMethode‘s Pick)

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Goofy – Tragic Love (johnnynoh‘s Pick)

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Young Turks Club – Ta-In (johnnynoh‘s Pick)

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Roo’ra 3! 4! (leesa86‘s Pick)

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Lena Park – PS I Love You (leesa86‘s Pick)

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Turbo – Black Cat (LeeEunDuk‘s Pick)

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J – Like Yesterday (polybrother‘s Pick)

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Han Dong Jun – I Love You (rex_music‘s Pick)

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Lee Hyun Woo – The Day After You Left (rex_music‘s Pick)


What are some of your favorite K-Pop classics? Let us know in the comments section below.

miss A members reveal when they feel the sexiest

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 05:04 AM PST

The members of miss A recently sat down for an interview and shared when they feel the sexiest.

Maknae Suzy shyly revealed, “I feel sexiest when I have my hair down on one side with my neckline showing.”

Member Fei replied, “When I am in a photoshoot, I make sexy poses without realizing it. I think I am sexiest in these photos.”

Dancing queen Min said, “I feel sexiest when I am dancing“, while Jia added, “I think the expression in my eyes change when I am on stage and I stare straight into the camera.”

miss A made their comeback recently with their latest album, ‘Touch‘.

Source & Image: OSEN

MBLAQ’s Seungho proposes to KARA’s Gyuri on ‘Hello Baby’

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 04:12 AM PST


In the upcoming episode of KBS‘s ’Hello Baby‘, viewers will witness MBLAQ leader Seungho proposing to KARA‘s Park Gyuri during a search for his children’s mother.

Each member made a phone call to a close female celebrity friend, and Seungho decided to call Gyuri. During the phone call, Seungho ended up proposing to Gyuri, causing the other members to become instantly jealous of their close relationship.

Mir called a girl group member as well and serenaded her in hopes of pursuading her to be the mother of ‘Hello Baby’.

In the same episode, Lee Joon and Mir will try to escape their 4th and 5th ‘father’ rankings by stealing the hearts of the children. Stay tuned to find out what happens on allkpop!

Source + Image: Naver

‘Strong Heart’ to air a ‘YG Special’

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 03:43 AM PST

Earlier, we reported that Lee Seung Gi would hold his final recording as MC of ‘Strong Heart’ on March 15th. Lee Seung Gi will be going out with a big bang, as he’ll host the artists of YG Entertainment in his last show.

According to a source within SBS, a ‘YG Special’ is currently in the works. The source revealed, “The March 15th recording will likely consist of a YG Special.”

As the title suggests, this episode of ‘Strong Heart’ will feature Big Bang, as well as many other artists from YG Entertainment.

In related news, Big Bang will be releasing their 5th mini album on February 29th, and Lee Seung Gi will be starring in the upcoming MBC drama, ‘Kings 2 Hearts‘.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more details!

Source: Newsen

 

Kim Hyun Joong endorses Japanese cosmetics brand, ‘Slim Beauty House’

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 03:07 AM PST

Kim Hyun Joong has been making quite a name for himself in Japan with his solo activities. He’s just landed an endorsement contract with Japanese cosmetics company, ‘Slim Beauty House‘, as their TV advertisement model.

The singer has become the second Korean star to endorse a Japanese cosmetic company, coming just behind Jang Geun Suk.

His first CF was released on February 23rd, and it’s easy to see why the public holds a soft spot for the handsome singer. Kim Hyun Joong looks almost ethereal dressed in all white, and asks in his gentle voice, “Would it be okay to like you?”

Check out the CF, behind-the-scenes footage, and his interview below!

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Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

[Thanks to Muriel for the tip!]

F.T. Island wins #1! + Performances from February 23rd’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 02:25 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, soloist John Park made his debut with “Falling, and girl group Six Bomb held their first stage ever on today’s episode with “Chicky Chicky Bomb“.

Today’s hot comeback stages include miss A with “Touch“, and Brave Girls with “Nowadays You“!

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between F.T. Island, Jay Park, and Se7en, but in the end, it was F.T. Island who clinched the win tonight with "Severely“!

Congratulations to F.T. Island for their 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included F.T. Island, Se7en, K.Will, Block B, Sweet Sorrow, Miryo, B.A.P, Dal Shabet, EXID, Stellar, WE, Jiggy Dogg, Six Bomb and TAKE HYUN!

Check out the performances below:

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< Six Bomb > ***Debut Stage***

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< Sweet Sorrow >

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< WE >

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< Miryo >

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< Dal Shabet >

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< Stellar >

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< K.Will >

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< B.A.P >

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< EXID >

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< Jiggy Dogg >

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< F.T. Island >

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< Se7en >

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< TAKE HYUN >

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

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 02:22 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 ‘M! Countdown‘ 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 ‘M! Countdown’ performances can be viewed here.

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Block B releases a video apology

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 02:03 AM PST

As you all know, Block B has been swept up in controversy over their behavior during an interview in Thailand. Their carefree behavior in front of cameras has been criticized as disrespectful and insensitive towards the people of Thailand. Both the Korean and Thail media have been reporting up a storm about this issue, and as such, the boys found themselves in the headlines, and the subject of fury amongst netizens all over the world.

Although it seems clear that the boys never intended to offend anyone, it seems their actions are seen as unforgivable by many. Petitions have been going around insisting on Block B’s retirement and blocking their appearances from broadcasts, and have gained 10,000 signatures so far.

However, there are also plenty who sympathize with the boys and have been speaking out against these petitions, especially after seeing how truly sorry the boys were and realizing that they had never intended any harm – since part of Block B’s charm lies in their carefreeness.

The boys have already written apologies, bowed 90 degrees on their latest music show appearance, and Zico shaved his head in remorse.

In addition, they have released another apology today, this time in the form of a video on their YouTube page with subtitles in Korean, Thai, and English. The boys’ remorse and pain are visible on their faces as they apologize once again to the people of Thailand, and bow to show their sincerity.

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

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 01:53 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 ‘M! Countdown‘ below, and catch the rest of today’s ‘M! Countdown’ performances here!

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[Exclusive] allkpop interviews Big Bang on their ‘ALIVE’ comeback album

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 01:41 AM PST

 

Popular band Big Bang, recently traveled to New York to film music videos in support of their upcoming mini-album ‘ALIVE‘.  In fact, footage from their time in New York was recently revealed in the music video for their new song, “Blue“.

Though they were filming on an extremely tight schedule, Big Bang took time to talk with allkpop about their new album, style, world tour, and provide some very witty responses to oft-asked questions.

According to Taeyang, “we laid hip-hop as the foundation for the overall sound of the album.”  He also explains more about the direction Big Bang took with the tracks on this album.

You can also find out what the boys would be doing if they weren’t singers, their fashion inspirations, and unique message to junior singers.  The members manage to be insightful, informative, and hilarious all at the same time.

 


Interview by: @polybrother Videography by: @_enigmatt

 

In addition to the almost daily song releases, commercials, and music videos, fans can look forward to six title track promotions of their ALIVE album, an appearance on ‘Running Man‘, as well as the ‘BIGBANG ALIVE WORLD TOUR 2012‘, starting with performances at the ’Big Show‘ concert in Seoul on March 2nd through the 3rd.

 

John Park makes his debut with “Falling” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 01:35 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 ‘M! Countdown‘ where he took the stage to perform “Falling”.

Check out his performance below and catch the rest of today’s ‘M! Countdown’ performances here!

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HyunA, Suzy, Yoo In Na and more for “Pink Wings Campaign”

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 01:21 AM PST

Several celebrities recently came together to participate in a special ‘Vogue Girl‘ photoshoot for the “Pink Wings Campaign”.

2012 marked the campaign’s third successful year, and this time, it’s drawn the participation of Lee Chung Ah, Cha Ye Ryun, Baek Jin Hee, Yoo In Na, Bora, Soyu, Dasom, Park Ha Sun, Go Joon Hee, Park Ji Yoon, Suzy, and HyunA.

The purpose of the “Pink Wings Campaign” is to raise funds for scholarships awarded to struggling young adults through the help of multiple famous brands.

The full photo spread can be found in the March issue of ‘Vogue Girl’.

Lee Chung Ah Cha Ye Ryun Cha Ye Ryun Baek Jin Hee Yoo In Na Yoo In Na Bora, Soyu Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Park Ha Sun Go Joon Hee Park Ji Yoon Suzy HyunA

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate
Photos: Vogue Girl