Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Anticipation rises for the 3rd episode of ‘Fashion King’ after Girls’ Generation Yuri’s kiss scene preview" plus 19 more

"Anticipation rises for the 3rd episode of ‘Fashion King’ after Girls’ Generation Yuri’s kiss scene preview" plus 19 more

Anticipation rises for the 3rd episode of ‘Fashion King’ after Girls’ Generation Yuri’s kiss scene preview

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 06:30 AM PDT


The preview for Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri and actor Lee Jae Hoon‘s kiss scene has drawn attention.

SBS ‘Fashion King’ aired its second episode on March 20th and at the end, a preview of the next episode was shown.

In the preview, Jung Jae Hyuk (Lee Jae Hoo) and Choi Anna (Yuri) are sitting and facing each other, when Jae Hyuk pulls Anna torwards him as if to kiss her.

In the second episode, Jung Jae Hyuk and Choi Anna are ex-lovers who met again in New York. The two ended up meeting again because Jae Hyuk came to scout Anna, who is the head designer for a luxury brand.

Jae Hyuk tried to scout Anna saying, “You’re good. No matter how good you are in America, how far can you possibly go? Don’t do work that will make someone else happy. Work together with me instead.”

To this, Anna coldly replied, “Aren’t you a stranger?”

Although there is strong tension in their relationship, because of the unexpected kiss scene that was shown in the preview, viewers are in high anticipation as to what happened between them to lead to that scene.

‘Fashion King’s rating for their second episode dropped by 1.1% with their first episode having a rating of 10% and the second episode having 8.9%.


Source & Image: Korea Economics via Naver

T-ara’s Hyomin poses next to a cat

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 06:22 AM PDT


On March 21st, T-ara’s Hyomin revealed a photo and wrote on her personal Twitter, “This punk.  He is not interested in me at all.”

In the photo, we can see Hyomin is sad and sulking because the cat is not giving her the time of day.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Hyomin is the representative celebrity that looks like a cat”, “She looks more like a cat than the cat does“, and “Is that a stuffed cat?


Source + Image: OSEN via Naver

2AM knew “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” would be a hit

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 06:15 AM PDT


2AM said that they knew their mini album’s title track, “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” will be a hit.

On March 20th, 2AM was on SBS Power FM’s ‘Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time’ and on the show Choi Hwa Jung asked, “Did you feel like “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” will become a hit the first time you heard it?

2AM replied, “We felt it right as we heard it… There were many songs that were candidates to become the title track and even though ‘I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me’ was the last song that we received, its intensity was different from other songs.

On another note, Changmin was chosen as the member who is most likely to get married first.


Source & Image: TV Report via Naver

Danny Ahn cast in ‘Goodbye Dear Wife’

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 06:11 AM PDT


Former g.o.d member Danny Ahn will be playing Ryu Siwon‘s right hand man in Channel A’s new drama, ‘Goodbye Dear Wife’.

Danny Ahn will play the character Kye Dong Hee, who is Cha Seung Hyuk’s (Ryu Siwon) manager and driver while his hobby is goofing off. Kye Dong Hee always has little fights and arguments with Cha Seung Hyuk, but when time calls for being serious, he changes to become a reliable right hand man.

Danny Ahn said, “I have played many comical characters in past productions. I will use my past experiences to enhance my acting to deliver a great goofy character… Truthfully, I know a lot of people who are goofy. I am going to incorporate those people’s personalities into my character.

When asked about working alongside Ryu Siwon, he replied, “I have met with Siwon hyung on shows ever since I was in g.o.d. We’re both very interested in cars so that made us become even closer. I feel like the comical relationship between Cha Seung Hyuk and Kye Dong Hee will turn out well.

‘Goodbye Dear Wife’ is a romantic comedy about a married couple hungry for passionate love and the first episode is set to air on May 7th.


Source & Image: Economic Daily via Naver

UEE no longer has honey thighs?

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 06:00 AM PDT


After School member UEE’s honey thighs seem to be no more, as she now has beautiful slender legs.

UEE posed in the April issue of Singles magazine with Samantha Thavasa handbags and with bright colors showed the beauty of Spring.

In the issue, UEE posed with not only handbags but various other props and showed her trendy style.

She personally chose the handbags that would be featured in the photo shoot and showed that she is a true fashionista by matching her outfits to them.


Source + Image: Sports Donga via Naver

Tablo is back at work

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 05:41 AM PDT


Following the success of his first solo album ‘”Fever’s End” last year, Tablo has returned to the studio.

On March 21st, Tablo posted a series of tweets. He began with a question for this fans,

It’s kind of funny that I am asking this kind of question but I want to ask those of you who thankfully like Epik High‘s music! What are your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite song of our group? I’m curious all of a sudden… ^^

After being flooded with responses, Tablo replied,

I’m so moved by the flood of replies and mentions… Thank you!

Finally, he posted a photo saying,

On a good weather day, I’m in the middle of working

Many fans expressed their hope of a new Epik High album. What are your favorite Epik High songs?


Source: Tablo’s Twitter

2AM’s Seulong joins Lee Hyori for a charity event

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 05:36 AM PDT


Lee Hyori has been doing a fair share of charitable work over the past year and it seems that she has been inspiring other stars to do their part to help the less fortunate as well.

On March 21st, Lee Hyori tweeted,

Seulong donated 10 signed copies of 2AM‘s CD for the bazaar, these sunglasses too.

Soon after 2AM’s Seulong tweeted,

I donated a treasured item of mine for a bazaar to Hyori-nuna, who is always doing a good deed :) 2AM and I want to help out a lot!! I hope many of you come to the bazaar!!! ^^

Fans commented, “Seeing you do a good deed makes you look even more beautiful“, “When is it? I’ll be there” and “Looks like this bazaar is going to be the best one yet.


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Source: Hyori & Seulong‘s Twitter

Moon Hee Jun and Lee Minwoo show off their dancing skills on ‘Win Win’

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 05:10 AM PDT


First generation idols, Shinhwa‘s Lee Minwoo and H.O.T‘s Moon Hee Jun had a dance battle on the March 20th episode of KBS ‘Win Win’.

First, Shinhwa’s Jun Jin and H.O.T’s Tony An came to the front of the stage and set the mood while the two dancers danced comical dances instead of being serious.

When asked about what it was like doing a dance battle for the first time in a while, Lee Minwoo said, “If it was like before, I would have been on full alert and showed a stage worthy of being Shinhwa vs. H.O.T, but it’s not like that anymore… When Moon Hee Jun started dancing comically I couldn’t dance seriously.

But, Moon Hee Jung countered what Minwoo said by saying, “I was on full alert for this dance battle against Shinhwa… was it too weak?” and made the set explode in laughter.

Viewers replied to this episode saying, “It was really funny“, “Man, how long has it been?“, and “If it was like before, this dance battle would have been a huge hit online.



Everyday Economics via Naver

All three of Rainbow’s Japanese singles rank on Oricon’s top 10

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 05:02 AM PDT


Girl group Rainbow‘s Japanese singles have placed in the Oricon Chart’s top 10 three times.

Rainbow recently released their third Japanese single ‘Gonna Gonna Go!‘, which has sold 13,000 copies and ranked 7th on Oricon’s Weekly Singles Chart. Last year, their singles ‘A’ and ‘Mach’ had ranked third and ninth respectively, thus having all three of their singles rank in the top 10 on the Oricon Charts.

On another note, Rainbow has concluded their Japanese promotions and will be coming back to Korea to do solo activities.


Source & Image: Daily Sports via Naver

Kim Soo Hyun’s sharp profile photo

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 04:52 AM PDT


Kim Soo Hyun’s face is definitely something to marvel at. On March 21st, an online community board uploaded a photo with the title, ‘Kim Soo Hyun’s sharp profile.’

Kim Soo Hyun’s full eyebrows, sharp nose, and sharp chin line are once again making the hearts of women flutter.  His kissable lips also make women think of things that they should not think about.

Netizens commented, “Even though I am a guy, I have to admit he is good looking” and “His mouth is not for talking but for us to marvel at.”

After finishing up his drama, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun,’ Kim Soo Hyun has been keeping busy filming various commercials.


Source + Image: Ilkan News via Naver

Actress Yoon Eun Hae compliments Hong Kong actor Yoo Duk Hwa

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 04:46 AM PDT


Actress Yoon Eun Hae had only good things to say about Hong Kong actor Yoo Duk Hwa after meeting him at an award ceremony this past weekend.

Yoon Eun Hae posted on Twitter, “Presented ‘Asian Film Awards’ Best Newcomer with Yoo Duk Hwa, who has the best manners. So charming,” along with a photo of the handsome presenter couple in their chic outfits. It seems his great manners impressed the star enough to share the compliment with her followers.

The 6th annual ‘Asian Film Awards‘ took place on March 19th HKT in Hong Kong.


Source + Photo: Yoon Eun Hae’s Twitter

Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung’s unaltered photo impresses netizens

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 01:03 AM PDT

Davichi member Kang Min Kyung‘s unaltered photo recently surfaced, and has since then caught the attention of netizens.

In the photo she is wearing a white top and fitted black shorts, and displays such a simple, yet glamorous style that showcases her flawless figure. Her slender, yet filled out curves in her unaltered photo have earned her the jealousy of females everywhere.

DHC KOREA who coordinated the photo shoot stated, “There was a lot of interest after revealing the photo and the item that Kang Min Kyung was the spokes model for, ‘Inner Therapy‘ sold out in 2 weeks.  There are still a lot of people asking for it that we are working hard in getting the item to all the people who want it.  We are truly grateful to our new model!

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Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Naver

Monni’s Gong Tae Woo to feature in rookie Choi Hyo Jeong’s upcoming album

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 12:26 AM PDT

Rookie singer Choi Hyo Jeong‘s upcoming new album, releasing on March 23rd KST, features band Monni‘s Gong Tae Woo as a guitarist!

After a clip of Choi Hyo Jeong was released, internet message boards started to buzz with people posting,“Working with Monni, epic,” “It’s luxurious music I haven’t heard in a while,” and “When I hear Gong Tae Woo perform, my heart feels at ease.”

Choi Hyo Jeong has previously starred in the film ‘Mr. Idol‘ as well as appearing in BoA‘s “Game” music video, and Pantech&Curitel commercials, so her face is one that is already recognized by many. She also impressed with her vocal talents when she participated in the ‘Mr. Idol’ OST with “It’s Been a While“.

Her first single album’s title track will be “My Precious Secret“, an acoustic ballad with a genuine feel.

After School’s Kahi says farewell to ‘Dream High 2′

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 12:01 AM PDT

After School‘s Kahi has revealed her feelings on her drama, KBS’s ‘Dream High 2‘, finally coming to an end.

On the early morning of March 21st, she wrote on her Twitter, “Dream High 2… It’s over. My first drama, full of things I’ll miss! Directors, staff, and co-stars, you all suffered so much. I was truly happy. We got closer, but it was still awkward. Now, I can finally smile. You all worked hard, everyone~ ‘Dream High 2′, I love you!”

‘Dream High 2′ was Kahi’s debut drama, where she played the role of dance instructor and former girl group member ‘Hyun Ji Soo’. The drama wrapped up with its final episode on March 20th.

Netizens commented, “You did well. I’ll be looking forward to your next drama and album,” “Good job, Kahi unni,” and “Maybe it’s the awkwardness that looks natural? Everyone looks great.”

Source + Photos: Kahi’s Official Twitter

LEDApple’s Kyumin’s long legs measure out to be 122 cm long

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 11:41 PM PDT

LEDApple has always been in the media for their outstandingly tall heights, but just how tall are the boys?

Recently, Hanbyul updated his Twitter with a shocking photo measurement of fellow member Kyumin’s extra, extra long legs.

He wrote, “I measured his legs while waiting around, and Kyumin’s legs really are very long. The problem is that he’s only 20 years old so he’s still growing.”

According to their measurement, Kyumin’s legs measure at about 122 cm, which is astounding considering he’s 188 cm (6’2″) tall.

Netizens commented, “Daebak”, “Real long legs”, and “His legs take up more than half of his body!”

Source + Photos: Hanbyul’s Official Twitter

Check out previews of Big Bang’s “Ego” & “Feeling” from Japanese ‘Alive’ album

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 11:28 PM PDT

Big Bang is gearing up for the release of their Japanese ‘Alive’ on March 28th, but in the meantime they’ve unveiled the tracklist as well as previews for the upcoming album, featuring two new original songs!

‘Alive will be released in five different versions (A, B, C, D, and E), and will feature the Japanese versions of the Korean songs included on the Korean album, as well as two new songs “Ego” and “Feeling”. YGEX revealed the information on their website, and also included previews of the included songs.

Check out the previews of new tracks “Ego” and “Feeling” below!



For more details about the various versions of the album as well as more preview samples, visit the YGEX website here.

BtoB releases double title tracks “Imagine” & “Insane”

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 10:50 PM PDT

Cube Entertainment‘s newest face, BtoB, has just released their debut title tracks!

As previously announced, the group will be promoting double title tracks: “Insane” (a dance track), and “Imagine” (a ballad).

The first title track, “Insane”, has been produced by Seo Jae Woo, who has composed songs for other Cube artists such as 4minute and B2st. The song features a spectacular melody that seamlessly incorporates the members powerful vocals and rap.

“Imagine,” the second track, is a song of a completely different feel as it is a ballad that showcases the smooth, heartfelt vocal abilities of the group.

BtoB is taking unconventional steps with their debut as it’s not heard of for rookie groups to debut with double title tracks, especially those of different genres. With the release of these title tracks, the group will begin their official debut promotions starting with the ‘BtoB Premium Launching Show’, which will be aired through their official YouTube channel starting later today at 3 p.m. KST.

Check out the tracks below!



Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae’s “Oppa Oppa” short PV released

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 10:35 PM PDT

After sweeping hearts in Korea with their funky single, 'Oppa Has Arrived', Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Donghae are gearing up to do the same with the unleashing of their new Japanese music video for “Oppa Oppa”.

With its retro-disco vibe and entertaining lyrics, the song is bound to get fans in Japan to scream "Oppa Oppa"!

Although the boys have not yet unveiled the full or long version of the PV, the short version should hold you over in the meantime!

Without further ado, check out the music video below!

[Thanks to LA-Fr3sh for the tip!]

CNU’s charms bring in the nuna fans for B1A4

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 10:11 PM PDT

B1A4‘s CNU is on the rise to becoming the #1 romantic fantasy of nuna fans everywhere!

B1A4 has always been known for their strong teen fanbase, but with the release of their latest comeback album, “Ignition“, his masculinity has kicked up a notch, bringing in a whole wave of fans from an older base. His masculine looks combined with his sweet smile are enough to captivate the hearts of fans of any age!

His tall height, wide shoulders, and flowery looks are quickly earning the support of new fans, especially with the addition of his romantic role in his daily KBS sitcom, “I Need a Fairy“.

Netizens have compared him to other sweeties like Ji Hyun Woo, Shin Dong Wook, and Lee Sang Woo, commenting, “So charming the more you look at him”, and “He’s like the pearl of B1A4.”

WM Entertainment officials stated, “Compared to the other members, CNU has had more nuna fans since his debut. Thanks to him, B1A4 has a very diverse fanbase. We think that it’s a combination of his outer appearance and masculine personality combined with a contrasting playful side that is a big charm to women.”

Source + Photos: W Star News via Naver

Shin Dong Yup to join Lee Dong Wook as MC on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 10:00 PM PDT

Following the confirmation of actor Lee Dong Wook becoming the new MC on SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘, it has just reported that comedian Shin Dong Yup will be joining the actor for the MC position.

The production team of ‘Strong Heart’ had been in search for a replacement MC ever since the departure of Lee Seung Gi, and had been actively scouting out potentials.

While this will be Lee Dong Wook’s first fixed MC role on a variety program, this will be nothing new to Shin Dong Yup as he’s no stranger to the role, already having served as an MC for numerous programs such as KBS‘s ‘Happy Together‘, KBS’s ‘National Talk Show Hello‘, KBS’s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, SBS’s ‘Animal Farm‘, SBS’s ‘Diet Survival BIGsTORY‘, and more.

The two will begin recording for their first episode on March 29th, which will air on April 10th.

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate