Sunday, February 12, 2012

"Super Junior’s Siwon sleeps “topless”?" plus 19 more

"Super Junior’s Siwon sleeps “topless”?" plus 19 more


Super Junior’s Siwon sleeps “topless”?

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 08:13 AM PST

Known for his good looks and dazzling charms that make women melt, Siwon of Super Junior teased fans with a “topless” photo.

On February 12th, he posted the titillating pic, writing on his twitter, “good morning beautiful world”. Naturally the tweet received an explosive response from netizens.  Even casual fans were impressed with the idol’s early morning good looks.

They commented, “What a sweet morning greeting. I can start my day off well“, ”Oh my I can’t stop staring“, and “Wow what a hottie with a body!

Meanwhile, Siwon and fellow member Donghae are currently starring in the Taiwanese drama ‘Extravagent Challenge‘.

Source + Image: Siwon’s Twitter

Grab the Look: Become a “Trouble Maker” this Valentine’s Day

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 07:13 AM PST

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this edition of ‘Grab the Look‘ was inspired by one of K-Pop’s hottest on-stage couples, Trouble Maker!

Cube Entertainment‘s sexy duo — comprised of B2ST‘s Hyunseung and 4minute‘s HyunA — galvanized the K-Pop community with their sizzling choreography and music video. Trouble Maker’s modern spin on secret agent films from the 1960s can also be found in their fashion, which combines classic lines with contemporary patterns.

Hyunseung presented a classic silhouette with his tuxedo jacket, but made it trendy by choosing a bold animal print. To make this easier to wear, go with a less formal silhouette (such as a blazer) and select prints with colors that are more toned down (such as navy blue or black). Doing this also makes the jacket more of a wardrobe staple than a once-in-a-blue-moon piece.

The jacket can be dressed up with a light colored shirt and dark jeans, or dressed down with a graphic tee and sneakers. Finish the outfit with a cool belt buckle to add personality and a great pair of shoes that can go with anything.

Hyunseung’s partner, HyunA, wore a matching animal print in a sexy and seductive shape. Bold and vibrant, this dress can only be worn on special occasions, but it’ll be totally worth it since jaws will drop.

Find a great jacket to cover up the dress when travelling. You should look for a piece with strong construction and architectural lines, but is fitted to help bring out that feminine silhouette and show off the waistline. A cute heart wristlet will keep all your things close at hand while playing with the holiday theme.

Finally, add a fiery pop with red pumps to seal the deal. These are also a great wardrobe builder since they can be paired with other dresses and skirts, or dressed down with jeans.

Valentine’s Day is all about couples, so we’ve got some tips on how to wear ‘couple outfits’.

The ”Trouble Maker” video gives great insight on how to wear couple outfits — the ensembles all play with similar patterns, but are used in different ways to avoid a look that’s ‘matchy matchy’. The key to wearing couple outfits on today’s streets is to keep it subtle and let the details do the talking. Try wearing similar patterns or colors in different parts of the outfit, such as shoes or accessories.

And if you’re single this Valentine’s Day? Follow this style guideline and you definitely won’t be! (Although we hope your date will turn out better than HyunA and Hyunseung’s in the music video).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Image Source: Cube Entertainment

Did SHINee’s Minho get beaten in a game by a kid?

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 06:01 AM PST

SHINee‘s Minho is cracking up his fans with his latest me2day update.

On February 12th, the idol shared a photo and explained, “A round with a little kid at an airport in France! As expected, kids are quite good at games…

In the shot, Minho appears to be glaring at the young boy, who seems unaffected by the daggers in Minho’s gaze. The set-up of the shot made it look as if Minho had lost terribly to the young boy.

Fans commented, “Did he beat you that badly? Poor oppa“, “You look both frustrated and perplexed by his ability~ Practice more!” and “I would’ve let you win keke“.

SHINee recently flew to Paris, France to participate in KBS‘s ‘Music Bank in Paris‘ event.

Source + Image: SHINee’s me2day

 

‘Gag King’ contestant’s tragic story causes MC Park Mi Sun to cry

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 05:08 AM PST

We previously reported that SBS‘s ’Star King‘ would be holding auditions for ‘Gag King, a special competition on the show aiming to find the nation’s next big comedian. One of the contestants, Lim Sung Hoon, managed to make MC Park Mi Sun cry, but not in the way everyone expected.

Lim Sung Hoon is a former SBS comedian who decided to return to the spotlight for a very special purpose.

Lim Sung Hoon shared that he lost his younger sister last year. She was pronounced brain dead, and his family was forced to pull her life support due to their difficult financial situation. Lim Sung Hoon signed his sister’s ‘organ donor’ consent form on her behalf, and since then, he’s been living with the guilt of letting his sister go.

As such, he’s made the difficult decision to try and compete on ‘Gag King’ to offer some laughter and smiles to his grieving family.

MC Park Misun teared up as he related his story, and said that she could relate. “When my father was passing away, it became too heartbreaking to see him suffer in pain for so long, so I agreed to take him off life support,” she shared.

Your sister has done a wonderful thing, offering life to so many others by being an organ donor,” Park Mi Sun said as she wiped away her tears.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

 

Goo Hara, IU, and Nicole try to shuffle dance on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 04:27 AM PST

On February 12th, girl group T-ara delivered yet another fun stage for their latest song, “Lovey Dovey“, on SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘. The energy was so infectious, in fact, that the show’s three MCs couldn’t help but shuffle along to the song!

Goo Hara, Nicole, and IU were caught trying to shuffle dance along with the T-ara members from the MC stand near the stage. Since the girls wore cocktail dresses and kill heels, they weren’t able to carry out the moves completely. Nevertheless, they charmed viewers with their pluck and bright smiles.

If you haven’t seen T-ara’s performance yet, check out the video below!

INFINITE reveals their ‘before and after’ shots of their puppies

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 03:37 AM PST

Two days ago, we reported that INFINITE would be saying goodbye to their puppies on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Birth of a Family‘.

The boys became caretakers for three puppies, but because it was for the show, it was only a temporary arrangement. Hearing that it was time for them to part with their beloved pets, they decided to take some ‘before-and-after’ photos for memory’s sake. While trying to precisely reenact their old photos, they realized how much Tofu, Nooroong, and Coco have grown over the past three months.

With an emotional ending that resulted in tears, INFINITE gave away Nooroong and Coco to their new owner, Jang So Young. Meanwhile,Tofu was taken back to the animal shelter with assurances that she would be adopted soon.

You can check out INFINITE’s before-and-after photos with their puppies, as well as a clip of their tearful goodbye below:

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Trend Alert: What do Girls’ Generation’s Jessica, Song Hye Gyo, and T-ara’s Jiyeon have in common?

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 02:50 AM PST

With the cold snap in full effect, stars have been bundling up in the latest winter fashions they jetset to cosmopolitan cities like New York City and Paris. The ladies in particular have been making waves within global fashion circles, and they’ve inspired the latest must-have item for any fashionista — a luxurious (and warm!) fur coat.

The flashing cameras of adoring paparazzi spotted Girl’s Generation‘s Jessica in a black fur coat as she made her way to New York City last week. She also donned an eye-popping white double while roaming The Big Apple.

T-ara‘s Jiyeon boasts a colorful wardrobe in ‘Dream High 2‘ that’s chock-full of cute accessories. Hearts, tiaras, shiny jewelry, and even strawberry hair rollers can be found in this girl’s makeshift boudoir, and a fur coat is a go-to pick to complete her ‘princess’ look.

Actress Song Hye Gyo offered a different twist to the fur coat trend with her cropped, black feather jacket. The star was invited to a Chanel runway show in Paris last fall, and she made heads turn with this bold look. The exotic coat allowed Song Hye Gyo’s outfit to jump from blasé to glamorous’ in the blink of an eye.

So why are more and more stars picking up this trend? Fur coats are perfect, not just for keeping you warm, but for a look that is super-fashionable and versatile, as you can go from ‘casual’ to ‘fierce’ in just a matter of seconds! Glam it up with some accessories, or stay classic and let the fur coat do the talking.

Will you be looking at fur coats for your next big purchase? What do you think about this latest celebrity fashion trend? Tell us your thoughts below!

Image Sources: NaverNate, as marked

2NE1′s Dara thanks fans for their 1,000th day anniversary

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 01:49 AM PST


It seems like it was only yesterday that girl group 2NE1 debuted with their hit song, “Fire“. According to member Sandara Park, however, it’s already been 1,000 days!

2NE1′s speedy news correspondent recently updated her me2day with a post thanking all their fans for the congratulatory messages. “Everyone~ Much love and thanks for congratulating 2NE1 on our 1,000 day anniversary since our debut~! Here is a picture of our cute maknaes posing for a photo!!! Hahaha they look like they’re doing an over-the-top apology, but it’s cute right?!?”

Sandara then shared this photo of CL and Minzy goofing around on the set of a photoshoot.

2NE1 had debuted in May of 2009 with “Fire”; prior to that, they made their first public appearance through Big Bang‘s hit song, “Lollipop“. The fierce foursome quickly moved on to become one of K-Pop’s greatest acts, scooping up numerous awards from South Korea and abroad.

Congratulations again to 2NE1 for all their past successes! We’re sure they will be many more to come.

Source + Image: Dara’s me2day

IU unveils jacket covers for “Good Day” Japanese single

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 01:08 AM PST

Singer IU will be making her debut in Japan next month, and to kick off her promotions, she’s unveiled the jacket photos from her upcoming single.

As reported earlier, IU will be releasing a Japanese remake of her hit song, “Good Day“. The single will be available in three versions: Regular Edition, Limited Edition A, and Limited Edition B. The ‘Regular Edition’ is a CD-only package, while the two ‘Limited Editions’ come with extra bonuses like a DVD and photo booklet.

As for her jacket photos, IU stunned with her lush, yet ethereal look. Light makeup, a cream-colored dress, and long, wavy hair allowed her blooming beauty to captivate the camera.

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IU’s debut Japanese single will be released on March 21st. Stay tuned to allkpop for updates!

Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Nate
Tip: squishyblob

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun & ‘wife’ Lou Yi Xiao enjoy boxing on the Nintendo Wii

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 12:38 AM PST

A special preview from the Chinese special for ‘We Got Married‘ was revealed on February 11th featuring ‘newlywed couple’, Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and Chinese actress Lou Yi Xiao.

In the preview, Kyuhyun and Lou Yi Xiao are seen enjoying a game of boxing on the Nintendo Wii. Despite concerns of a language barrier and questions on how the couple would communicate, it seems that they’re communicating just fine.

The Chinese version of ‘We Got Married’ will air through Shanghai Media Group.

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4minute’s Gayoon makes a performance mistake on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 12:14 AM PST

A Cube Entertainment artist Mario recently unveiled a new digital single entitled "Text Message" featuring singer Baek Ji Young.

To help promote the song, Mario performed on February 12th’s episode of ’Inkigayo‘ along with 4minute‘s Gayoon. The stage was set for a beautiful performance, as Mario brought on a live orchestra to support him, and Gayoon stepped out in a sophisticated ensemble.

Unfortunately, the performance experienced a hiccup during the middle.

As the song built towards its climax, Gayoon’s voice fell flat and she missed a powerful note. Though she was a bit disheartened by the mistake, Gayoon rallied her spirits and strove to finish the rest of the song with Mario.

Immediately after the performance, fans left comments on SNS services on how Gayoon looked a little ill, and expressed sympathy for the young star.

Check out Gayoon and Mario’s performance below [the error can be heard around the 2:10 mark]:

 

Se7en wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + Performances from February 12th!

Posted: 12 Feb 2012 12:04 AM 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, Ailee takes the stage once more to debut with her new song “Heaven“, while SPICA makes their debut with “Russian Roulette“.

As for today’s comeback stages, Davichi makes their return with “I’ll Think Of You“, while Mario comes back with “Text Message“, with a special feature from 4minute‘s Gayoon.

Furthermore, Rainbow Pixie bid farewell with “Hoi Hoi“, while Boyfriend also says goodbye with “I’ll Be There“. MBLAQ, too, held their goodbye stage today with one last performance of “This Is War“.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: Rainbow Pixie, Sunny Hill, B.A.P, TEEN TOP, MBLAQ, 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 Dal Shabet, who helped promote awareness on the dangers of having too much CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) in the Earth’s environment.

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Other performances from tonight included: Wink, CHAOS, J-Cera, Lee Hyun, Fat Cat, Brian Joo, Boyfriend, LEDApple, and T-ara!

Check them out below!

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Davichi says “I’ll Think Of You” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 11:53 PM PST

Power vocalist female duo Davichi has recently made their way back into the music scene once more with a beautiful new track titled "I'll Think Of You".

Back on February 6th, the girls unveiled the sweet and simple music video, which partially showed the girls working closely together on the recording of the track itself.

On today's episode of SBS 'Inkigayo', Davichi returned to the stage to perform their new single.

Check it out below and you can see the full ‘Inkigayo’ performances here.

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SPICA makes their debut with “Russian Roulette” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 11:29 PM PST

Girl group SPICA have finally launched their debut by releasing their latest single titled "Russian Roulette"!

SPICA quickly became one of this year's most highly-anticipated rookies, as they decided not to adopt the usual girl group formula of aegyo combined with electronic pop music. Instead, the girls have delivered a powerful song that truly lets their vocal colors shine, along with a video that's provocative yet fresh.

With that said, the ladies of SPICA continued to put on a wonderful debut performance for today's episode of 'Inkigayo'.

Check it out below and you can see the full ‘Inkigayo’ performances here.

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Mario & 4minute’s Gayoon take the stage on ‘Inkigayo’ to perform “Text Message”

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 11:14 PM PST

Cube Entertainment artist Mario recently unveiled a new digital single titled “Text Message” back on February 3rd, which features singer Baek Ji Young.

In order to further promote the song, Mario took the stage on today’s episode of ‘Inkigayo‘ with 4minute’s Gayoon to put on an interesting performance, paired with a beautiful orchestra in the background.

Check out the duo sing it out below and you can see the full ‘Inkigayo’ performances here.

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Ailee makes an angelic debut with “Heaven” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 11:09 PM PST

Rookie singer and former YouTube sensation Ailee has finally made her way into the Korean music scene with the release of her first digital single titled "Heaven"!

Composed by the one and only Wheesung, the song allows for Ailee's stunning vocals to shine through which instantly made the track a big hit.

On today's episode of 'Inkigayo', Ailee takes the stage for the fourth and final time to conclude her round of debut stages for "Heaven".

Check it out, the beautiful Ailee and you can see the full ‘Inkigayo’ performances here.

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Donghae and Eunhyuk share a snapshot from ‘Oppa Oppa’ PV shoot

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 11:09 PM PST

Previously, we mentioned that Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk and Donghae would be releasing a Japanese version of their hit track, “Oppa Has Arrived“. According to Donghae’s latest tweet, filming for the music video has already kicked off!

On February 12th, Donghae tweeted, “We are filming for the ‘Oppa Oppa‘ music video right now. ELF’s oppas are going to arrive again.”

Based on the accompanying photo, it looks like the Japanese version will have a different visual style. Unlike their previous music video, which was more bright and colorful, this photo hints a clubbing concept.

Netizens commented, “You guys look like blood-related brothers“, “You guys are so cool in whatever you do“, and “Good luck with the music video!

The song, which has renamed as “Oppa Oppa” for the Japanese release, will be officially released in Japan on April 4th.  Stay tuned to allkpop for further updates!

Source + Photos: Donghae’s Twitter

INFINITE successfully concludes their first solo concert

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 10:39 PM PST


The rising stars of Hallyu, INFINITE, finally held their first solo concert at Seoul Olympic Park on February 11th.

The concert, titled ‘Second Invasion’, saw the boys show off all they had to offer to a sold out stadium that consisted of fans from not only Korea, but overseas as well.

As reported earlier, this concert was sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale. Despite not being able to obtain a ticket, overseas fans flew in to still partake in the experience. They were seen hanging around the venue throughout the concert, and one fan revealed, “We came so that we could at least listen to the sounds.”

The concert kicked off with old favorites like “Come Back Again” and “Hysterie”. The members then greeted the fans, stating, “We are so thankful that so many of you came to our first solo concert… Please enjoy the concert up to the very last minute.”

To better engage with their fans, the members used the passageway between the stage platforms as they performed their hearts out, and stirred the crowd into a frenzied state with their perfectly synchronized choreography.

In addition to their popular songs, the members also brought out tracks that haven’t been as widely promoted, such as “Tic Toc”, “Wings”, and “Fixed Star”.

INFINITE also brought out their individual stages. L and Sungjong teamed up for a remake of “That I’ve Lived Next To You” with L crooning to the audience in his mellow voice as Sungjong accompanied him on the piano; leader Sunggyu brought out his solo track, “Because”Dongwoo and Hoya, the hip hop line of the group or ‘INFINITE H’, brought out their swag with “Crying” and “You Look Well”; followed by Woohyun who gave an emotional performance of “Time” .

Although each member impressed the crowd, the most shocking or hilarious performance of the night came from Sungjong and Sungyeol with their rendition of “Trouble Maker”. Fans expected to see Sungjong dress up as HyunA, but it was actually Sungyeol who tranformed into a “sexy girl” with his long wig and a short red dress. Sungjong took on Hyunseung‘s role and displayed his more masculine side.

During the second half of the performance, the members belted out their latest hits. Singing “White Confession (Lately)”, the members tossed Valentine’s Day presents into the crowd, and teased, “In addition to the present we’ve handed out today, we have another Valentine’s Day present for you… We can’t reveal it yet, but you’ll all know on the 14th.”

When “Be Mine” came on, fans were heard loudly chanting in unison to the rhythm of the song – making it a moment where the artist and audience became one.

As the concert came to a close, tears were seen in the members’ eyes as they said their last comments. Seeing the members tear up, the audience shouted “Don’t cry.”

The members expressed, “This was such a happy and heart-fluttering time. We hope you will continue to cheer us on.” They made the fans laugh as they warned, “Don’t cheat on us until we come back.”

“We will try harder in the future and show you a group that has grown,” said the group as they launched into the encore songs “Julia” and “Voice of My Heart”.

In addition to all the performances, the boys also shared a special treat with the fans who attended the concert. The footage showed the members teaming up as couples to participate in various games involving mouth to mouth! The couples were: Hoya & Dongwoo (‘Yadong’ couple), L & Sungyeol (‘Sooyeol’ couple), and Woohyun & Sunggyu (‘Jjiggraegi’ couple).

Check out the hilarious clip below!

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Source: Asia Today

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Thanks to Barbara for the video tip!

Check out the 60-second teaser for SPEED’s “Lovey Dovey Plus”!

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 10:05 PM PST

A 60-second preview of SPEED‘s debut track, “Lovey Dovey Plus“, has just emerged online!

Video sharing sites like YouTube have been flooded with this sample from SPEED’s remake of T-ara‘s “Lovey Dovey“. As reported earlier, SPEED is the name of Co-Ed‘s male sub-unit, who’ll be making their debut on February 13th.

“Lovey Dovey Plus” has tweaked the melody to carry a more industrial sound, followed by some fast raps from the members. The clip has definitely built anticipation for SPEED’s debut music video, which will feature cameos from twins Hwayoung (T-ara) and Hyoyoung (Co-Ed).

Check out the preview below, and stay tuned for more updates.

[ Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip! ]

Now Hiring: Full-Time Assistant Editor

Posted: 11 Feb 2012 10:05 PM PST

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