Monday, February 6, 2012

"Super Junior wraps up an epic concert in Taiwan" plus 19 more

"Super Junior wraps up an epic concert in Taiwan" plus 19 more

Super Junior wraps up an epic concert in Taiwan

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 09:00 AM PST

The boys of Super Junior have made history in Taiwan.

From February 2nd through the 4th, Super Junior held their independent concert tour, ‘SUPER JUNIOR WORLD TOUR “SUPER SHOW 4 in TAIPEI”‘ at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan.

More than 40,000 Taiwanese fans came to see the boys perform, proving Super Junior’s explosive popularity in the local area. What’s more, tickets to the boys’ concert sold out in a record-breaking amount of time.

Tickets for their third performance went on sale on December 31st and sold out in less than an hour, while tickets to their first and second performances which went on sale the following day sold out within 17 minutes.

The members performed 36 songs in total, including their all-time hits such as “Sorry Sorry” and “Bonamana“. The boys also included special individual performances as well.

The boys who wrapped up a rather successful concert in Taiwan will be continuing their tour in Singapore on the 18th & 19th.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Naver

JYJ’s Jaejoong successfully completes his Turkish fan meeting

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 08:31 AM PST

JYJ member Jaejoong (26) wrapped up a successful fan meet in Turkey.

On February 6th, his agency C-JeS Entertainment stated that he completed his Turkish fan meet that was held at Ankara University in front of 600 local fans.

Jaejoong remarked, “This is my first time in Turkey, and I am so grateful that my fans are so welcoming. I feel right at home.”

It’s true that I came to Turkey to meet with my fans, but because I was invited by the Korean Embassy in Ankara, I will do my best to further spread awareness of our Korean culture,” he said. “Next time, I would like to come with my JYJ members to hold a concert here.”

According to his agency, his local fans welcomed him with open arms, holding red balloons and singing along with JYJ songs.

They also revealed a video they put together just for him, and held a surprise birthday party for the singer who had a birthday last month, singing “Happy Birthday” in Korean.

In response to their efforts, Jaejoong sang “I’ll Protect You“, the soundtrack from his drama series ‘Protect the Boss‘.

Tickets for the fan meeting were sold at a first come, first served basis and tickets for all 600 seats sold out on the Korean Embassy in Ankara website within half an hour.

Jaejoong will also be attending a meeting with the young people of Turkey at the Ankara University along with Korean president Lee Myung Bak who is also in the local area.

He will also be attending a state banquet held at the presidential palace the same night.

Turkish readers, which K-pop star do you want to see come to Turkey next?

Source & Image: Yonhap via Naver

2PM’s Taecyeon and Choi Ji Woo attend Lotte Duty Free grand opening in Indonesia

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 08:08 AM PST

Hallyu actress Choi Ji Woo and 2PM‘s Taecyeon were seen together in Indonesia.

On February 6th, the above photo was posted on an online community board with the title, “Taecyeon and Choi Ji Woo, strangely they look good together“.

The two were in Indonesia as ambassadors for the grand opening of a Lotte Duty Free Shop at the Soekarno-Hatta airport.

The contrast between Ji Woo’s bright red dress and Taecyeon’s black suit accentuated the beauty of the two as they looked like a couple. With both their tall height and slender frames, the two stars looked like mannequins posing in front of the store.

Netizens replied with, “Their poses are no joke” and “Even from far away they radiate“.

Source: Donga via Nate

Ailee releases “Heaven” MV teaser feat. B2ST’s Kikwang

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 07:36 AM PST

Former YouTube star Ailee has released a teaser video for her debut song, “Heaven“!

Though Ailee is a rookie in the K-Pop industry, she’s already made herself known nationwide with her charismatic stage performances and exceptional vocal skills. Currently, Ailee is starring in the KBS 2TV drama, ‘Dream High 2‘, alongside SISTAR‘s Hyorin and T-ara‘s Jiyeon.

Ailee’s debut track “Heaven” was written and produced by Wheesung, and was composed collaboratively with Iggy and Seo Yong Bae. This digital single will be released on February 9th.

In the teaser, Ailee sings, “Because you are my reason for living… Forever together, never gonna be alone.” B2ST‘s Kikwang makes a appearance in the video opposite Ailee. (And is it just us or does the other guy in the video look like Jesus? Are they in… heaven?)

Check out the video below!

Jay Park releases two MVs for “Know Your Name”

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 07:02 AM PST

Jay Park has just unleashed his music video for ”Know Your Name” from his new album, ‘New Breed‘!

The video is full of eye candy, thanks in part to the sharp choreography that’s become synonymous with Jay Park’s name. Whether he’s dressed in a sharp black suit or in a Michael Jackson-inspired outfit, Jay Park brings his swagger to the forefront with his smooth moves and crooning vocals.

Check out his video below!

Jay Park also released an alternate music video for “Know Your Name” called ‘Acoustic Blue Version‘:

Yoo Jae Suk inspires a unique anti-fan cafe

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 06:21 AM PST

Korea’s representative MC, Yoo Jae Suk, has finally attracted the creation of an anti-fan cafe.

On the February 6th, MBC‘s ‘Good Day‘ looked into Yoo Jae Suk’s top-related search item, “Anti cafe“.

Considering how Yoo Jae Suk is famous for having no anti-fans, reporters were surprised by the appearance of an anti cafe. yet the real kicker was that the anti cafe was formed by his own fans.

Upon closer inspection, however, ‘Good Day’ discovered that the messages left on Yoo Jae Suk’s anti-fan cafe are ones of encouragement and affection.  The founder of the anti cafe revealed, “I made an anti-cafe because no one had made one yet. I made it to be the first and to be a unique anti-cafe. I’m a fan of Yoo Jae Suk.

Source: My Daily via Naver

J.Y. Park reveals he’s created a mini studio in his van

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 05:43 AM PST

Entertainer/producer J.Y. Park has revealed that he’s got his very own portable studio!

On February 6th, J.Y. Park posted on his me2day, ”You asked when I would write songs while working on ‘5 Million Dollar Man‘, ‘Dream High‘, and ‘K-Pop Star‘? Heehee, I’ve prepared a car, which always goes around with me..

Judging by his proof shot, J.Y. Park has indeed set up a workspace inside his own van! Coming up with ingenious time-saving solutions like these is key to juggling his multiple schedules as a singer, actor, producer, and CEO.

Netizens commented, “Wow… Is that really the inside of a car?” “Amazing. Killing two birds with one stone~” and “Writing songs in your car? I can’t wait to hear what you come up with next!

Recently, J.Y. Park released a new song called “Falling for the ‘Dream High 2‘ OST.

Source + Image: J.Y. Park’s me2day

YG promises radical transformations for all five Big Bang members

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 05:09 AM PST

In preparation for their March 29th comeback, Big Bang has released an image teaser of rapper T.O.P. The poster became an instant sensation, thanks to T.O.P’s dramatic transformation.

But T.O.P won’t be the only one with a radical new look — his agency, YG Entertainment, promised that the other members of Big Bang would soon be unveiling significant image changes as well.

Speaking through OSEN on February 6th, YG revealed, “The other members have also undergone shocking transformations that are on par with T.O.P’s. We placed especial focus on their hair, which will surely blow fans away.”

The representative continued, “The members will exhibit a variety of images through their fashion for their upcoming album. Just like with T.O.P’s photo, they will exude masculinity — but they also plan to exhibit many other concepts.

With Big Bang’s comeback inching ever closer, fans are scrutinizing every detail in each photo teaser. The latest with T.O.P included a a graphic with the song title, “Fantastic Baby“, causing many to wonder if this would be Big Bang’s title track.

In related news, Big Bang have sold out all three of their Seoul shows, which will be held at the Olympic Gymnasium from March 2nd to the 4th.

Source + Image: OSEN

FIX covers T-ara & Davichi’s “We Were In Love”

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:33 AM PST

Rookie group FIX have just revealed their cover of T-ara and Davichi‘s hit song, “We Were In Love“!

According to the group, it’s been one month since their debut and they’ve received a strong response from the public. As such, they came up with this remix as a thank you gift for all the support. FIX also revealed that they’ll be taking cover requests through their official YouTube.

As for FIX’s re-interpretation of “We Were In Love”, fans will discover more raps, a hip-hop influenced melody, and a strong delivery of high vocals. Check out their cover below!

Tip: purebeef

Se7en shares several BTS shots from ‘Dazed & Confused’ photoshoot

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 04:04 AM PST

Se7en kicked off his comeback promotions last week through music programs, and now he’s ready to do the same with magazine pictorials.

On February 6th, the singer updated his me2day with a series of photos from his ‘Dazed & Confused‘ magazine shoot.

DAZED magazine pictorial photoshoot!!! 9 unique concepts~!!! I really like how the pictures came out!!! March issue!! Please look forward to it!” he wrote.

Se7en looks quite tanned in his photos, and he’s even put on some bright pink eyeshadow and metallic lipstick. It looks like he could be going for a ‘summer-themed’ look, but at this point, it’s anyone’s guess.

What do you think Se7en’s pictorial concept could be?

Source + Image: Se7en’s me2day

Lee Min Jung discovered to be in an old Fly to the Sky MV

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 03:17 AM PST

Actress Lee Min Jung was discovered to be in an old music video of Fly to the Sky‘s.

Lee Min Jung is now one of Korea’s most popular actresses, and netizens were stunned to learn that even in the past, Lee Min Jung was able to land top tier projects.

In the video for “Like a Man“, Lee Min Jung played the female lead, who was torn between members Hwanhee and Brian Joo. Her kiss scenes in the video with both members caught the attention of many fans both then and now.

Netizens also complimented the actress on her unchanging beauty, as she still looks as fresh-faced as she did in the video five years ago.

Check out Lee Min Jung in “Like a Man” below!

Source: TV Report via Naver

B2ST’s Doojoon to make a cameo in JTBC sitcom, ‘I Live in Cheongdam-dong’

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 02:27 AM PST

B2ST‘s Doojoon will be making a cameo on JTBC‘s sitcom, ‘I Live in Cheongdam-dong‘.

On February 8th, Doojoon will appear as a popular idol group leader who somehow finds himself in the comic book store owned by Kim Hye Ja. Unfortunately, he’s not recognized at all by the three men in the store (Woo Hyun, Choi Moo Sung, and Oh Sang Hoon), which makes Doojoon feel humiliated.

The idol is determined to make them recognize him, and so he tries everything possible to prove that he’s really a celebrity.

Be sure to catch Doojoon in the Febraury 8th episode of ‘I Live in Cheongdam-dong’!

Source: X-Sports via Nate

KARA’s Nicole writes a trilingual tweet about exercising

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 02:01 AM PST

KARA‘s Nicole has displayed her fluency in several languages through a single tweet.

On February 5th, Nicole began her multi-language tweet in Korean. “It’s been a while since I’ve exercised! I’ve rested well, so it’s time to do it. Right Nicole? Right? lol” She then continued in Japanese before concluding in English with, “Just finished pilates! Feel refreshed~”

The idol also attached a photo of herself guzzling some water, as if she just finished her workout and couldn’t wait to share her new energy with fans.

Netizens wrote, “Exercise more! It’s healthy for you~”, “I’m jealous that you’re so pretty, even when you say you’re slacking at the gym” and “You wear makeup while exercising? Your eyes…”

Source: Star News

2PM to release a best-of album in Japan

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 01:16 AM PST

Idol group 2PM have announced that they’ll be releasing a best-of album in Japan on March 14th.

The best-of album, titled ‘2PM Best in Korea 2008-2011‘, will be available in three formats: Regular Edition, Limited Edition A, and Limited Edition B. The two limited editions will come with bonuses like special tracks or a DVD. Depending on the edition, fans will be treated to “Move On” by Junho, “Alive” by Junsu, or a DVD containing footage from JYP Nation‘s Japan concert late last summer.

2PM have been enjoying a strong following in Japan, and they’ve ranked on the Oricon charts several times. The individual members have also been scooped up for local acting projects; Taecyeon was on the popular drama series ‘99 Boku to Star no 99 Nichi, and Nichkhun will soon make his cameo in the movie, ‘Ouran High School Host Club‘.

2PM will also be holding their six-day concert series at the Nippon Budokan, starting from May 24th and concluding on the 31st. Tickets will be available starting March 31st.

At this time, the group continues to take Asia by storm with their ‘HANDS UP ASIA TOUR‘.

Check back with allkpop for more details! In the meantime, take a look at their jacket covers below:

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[Spoiler] T-ara’s Hyomin shows off her gold ring from ‘Running Man’

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 12:48 AM PST

T-ara‘s Hyomin proudly showed off her gold ring after winning on ‘Running Man‘.

On February 5th, she tweeted, “On today’s ‘Running Man’, Charlie’s Angels won! The prize we received was the final championship ring hahaha

Hyomin flaunted her gold ring for the camera, and added eyes to the photo to boost the enviable effect of her prize.

Netizens relayed their congratulations for her victory and joked with the idol as they commented, “Is that a marriage ring?

Hyomin appeared on SBS’s ‘Running Man’ and teamed up with actress Im Soo Hyang and Song Ji Hyo as the episode’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’.

Source: Hyomin’s Twitter

2NE1′s Park Bom does the catwalk on the beach

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 12:13 AM PST

2NE1‘s Park Bom wowed fans with her long legs earlier this week, and they made their return in this three-shot photo collection from the beach.

On February 6th, Park Bom posted on her me2day, “My stupid parade. Walking like a model hahaha. Then, all of sudden, I turn around and pose. It’s exciting, so I stop. And then, I suddenly do a dancing pose! Watch me have a lot of fun.

The vocalist is seen strutting her stuff down the beach, as she pretends that the stretch of sand is really a catwalk. Fans chuckled over Park Bom’s exaggerated movements, from her haughty head-tilt to her cheerleader pose.

They commented, “It seems like you’re having a lot of fun in the Philippines” and “This is overflowing with charisma. The people behind you probably couldn’t look away!”

Source + Image: Park Bom’s me2day

Kim Hyun Joong reveals full PV for “Lucky Guy”

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 11:43 PM PST

Via tokyohive:

Singer/actor Kim Hyun Joong has just unveiled the PV for his Japanese debut single, “Kiss Kiss / Lucky Guy“.

The music video for “Lucky Guy” is cheeky and fun, as Kim Hyun Joong plays a smooth guy who has his eyes on the prettiest girl in the room. He’s determined to take her home, so he busts out some fancy dance moves to get her attention before gliding in for an intimate caress.

Does he get the girl? Find out by watching the PV through Universal Music Japan’s official YouTube here.

Tip: megusta11

YoonA and Son Eun Seo dazzle with their beauty in pre-debut photos

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 11:09 PM PST

Pre-debut photos of Girls’ Generation member YoonA and actress Son Eun Seo have become a hot topic, thanks to the girls’ fresh beauty.

On February 6th, an online community board shared these behind-the-scenes photos from YoonA and Son Eun Seo’s Clean & Clear CF. The caption read, “YoonA before her debut at a CF shoot with Son Eun Seo”.

The photos reportedly date from 2006, just a year before Girls’ Generation’s debut. Though it’s been six years, very little has changed in terms of YoonA and Son Eun Seo’s appearance — they’re still as fresh-faced as they were in their pre-debut days. Both YoonA and Son Eun Seo drew compliments for being diligent and professional, as seen by the way they monitor themselves off-camera.

Netizens commented, “The two are perfect for being commercial models” and “Spring girl aura~ I get happy just by looking at it.”

YoonA is currently filming her debut drama, ‘Love Rain‘, along with co-star Jang Geun Suk. Meanwhile, Son In Seo has been paired up with Super Junior‘s Donghae for an upcoming episode of ‘We Got Married‘.



Source: Star News

Jang Geun Suk performs the “Marumori Dance” with child actress, Ashida Mana

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 10:37 PM PST

Via tokyohive:

Singer/actor Jang Geun Suk has become the latest celebrity fan of Japanese child actress, Ashida Mana!

On February 6th, Jang Geun Suk uploaded a video onto his official YouTube channel. In the video, he’s presented with a clip of Ashida and Suzuki Fuku‘s famous “Maru-Maru-Mori-Mori” dance and is asked if he would be able to do it.

Jang Geun Suk starts off by mimicking the moves in his chair; later on, he gets to show off the entire choreography when he meets Ashida Mana herself.

Check out the video clip below:


< The original “Maru-maru-mori-mori” dance with Ashida Mana & Suzuki Fuku >

Stellar reveals MV teaser for “UFO”

Posted: 05 Feb 2012 10:04 PM PST

Girl group Stellar are preparing for their comeback, and to launch their new phase of promotions, they’ve released the MV teaser for “UFO“!

As reported earlier, Jun Jin helped out his fellow Shinhwa member Eric by guest-acting in his girl group’s video.

The teaser for “UFO” sees Jun Jin and Stellar member Ga Young having a heated moment outside; Ga Young tries to leave but Jun Jin pulls her back into his arms. The teaser fades out just as the two are about to share a soft kiss.

Stay tuned for more updates on Stellar’s comeback!