Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Check out a preview of Big Bang’s Japanese track “Feeling”" plus 19 more

"Check out a preview of Big Bang’s Japanese track “Feeling”" plus 19 more

Check out a preview of Big Bang’s Japanese track “Feeling”

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 09:20 AM PDT

On March 28th, Big Bang is scheduled to release ‘Alive‘ in Japan under the collaboration YG / Avex label YGEX.

This will be Big Bang’s fourth studio album in Japan and will include 3 additional songs compared to the Korean version. There will be a Japanese version of “Haru Haru” along with two completely new Japanese tracks titled “Feeling” and “Ego“. The track “Feeling” was selected to be the opening theme song to TV Aichi‘s new cartoon “Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Prime” and recently a preview for the track was revealed.

Are you feelin’ “Feeling”?

Tip: spongegi

Revenue for Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee, and f(x) revealed

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 08:41 AM PDT

The revenue earnings from SM Entertainment artists Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee, and f(x) have been revealed.

The ‘Data Analysis, Retrieval and Transfer System‘ or DART (Repistory of Korea’s Corporate Filings) has revealed the various sales figures for 5 of SM Entertainment artists. On top of the overall revenue was Girls’ Generation, and they were followed by Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee, and f(x) in that respective order.

Up until the 3rd quarter of 2011, Girls’ Generation raked in a grand total of $19.3 million USD. If you include 4th quarter sales for “The Boys” along with their Japanese promotions, it is estimated that the total revenue figure would exceed 100 billion won or approximately $88.56 million USD.

Over that same time frame (up until the 3rd quarter of 2011), Super Junior earned $12.25 million USD, TVXQ earned $10.4 million USD, SHINee earned $5 million USD, and f(x) earned $3.3 million USD.

These figures don’t include individual solo activities (appearances, performances), special projects, SMTown concerts, and more. Because such figures weren’t tallied in, there’s a high probability that final revenue figures are much higher.

Source(s): Star News, Newsen via Nate, Etoday via Nate

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

SHINee’s Taemin performs with f(x)’s Amber + Lyn sheds tears while performing on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 08:01 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Taemin made a complete transformation, performing the legendary Kim Gun Mo‘s 90s hit, “Wrongful Meeting” on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘. Taemin remarked, “I prepared a grand performance in order to put on a good show.”

As a special bonus for the grand stage, f(x)‘s Amber made a guest appearance to support Taemin.

Kim Gun Mo’s third album which included his hit song “Wrongful Meeting” sold 2.8 million copies, more than any other album in the history of Korean music, and with it, Kim Gun Mo earned the title of ‘Artist King’ in 1995.

Taemin’s version of the song had an even quicker tempo than the original, and with his performance, Taemin showcased a more masculine and powerful side of himself.

Additionally, singer Lyn admitted that she recently went through a painful breakup.

On the same episode, Lyn paid tribute to legendary singer Kim Gun Mo by singing his classic hit, “Alone in Love“.

The song was the title track to Kim Gun Mo’s second album in 1993, and the emotional song sings of being unable to stop loving a past lover who’s long gone.

Lyn’s voice exuded more emotion than usual as she started her performance, and she even began shedding unstoppable tears towards the end of the song, causing the contestants in the waiting room to grow teary-eyed as well.

The singer who delivered the sad emotions of her song more intensely than ever shook up the audience by admitting, “I recently went through a painful break up.”

Netizens who heard the news of her break up wrote online, “The lyrics must have really spoken to her,” “Cheering you on,” “I think I may cry seeing her performance“, and more.

Check out Lyn’s heartbreaking performance below.

Source & Image: KJ Today via Nate


Song Ji Hyo got ignored by Jo In Sung?

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:36 AM PDT


On a recent interview, actress Song Ji Hyo revealed that she once got ignored by actor Jo In Sung, whom she worked with in the 2008 historical film ‘A Frozen Flower‘.

When asked if she still keeps in touch with Jo In Sung, who was discharged from the military, the actress replied, “We have barely seen each other after filming the movie.

She continued, “While I was on my way to Boseong County in Jeolla Province for a vacation, I passed by one of the filming locations of ‘A Frozen Flower’ and it reminded me of Jo In Sung. So, I sent him a text message saying ‘In Sung, I miss you’.

Unfortunately, he never replied back. She laughed it off by saying, “He was probably still in the military at that time.

Netizens commented, “If I received such a text from Song Ji Hyo, I would never change phones“, “Bad timing!“, and “I want to receive a text message from Song Ji Hyo too!


Source & Image: DailyAn via Nate

Kim Soo Hyun spotted on the streets of Hongdae

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:31 AM PDT


Lucky fans were able to catch a glimpse of the hot ‘Moon-Sun‘ actor, Kim Soo Hyun at Hongdae on March 16th.

News of the actor being spotted on the streets of Hongdae started circulating on various social networking sites, along with photos and posts that were titled, “Kim Soo Hyun came to Hongdae”.

The actor was in fact recording for MBC‘s ‘Section TV Entertainment News‘ and was seen concentrating on the interview despite the wet, nasty weather.

Although his appearance paralyzed the entire area, Kim Soo Hyun showed no sign of weariness and maintained a bright smile on his face. However, it is said that the shooting was forced to relocate as the area gradually became overcrowded.

Netizens commented, “I should’ve gone to Hongdae yesterday!“, “He looks more handsome if you see him in real life“, and “He still must be very busy although filming for Moon-Sun ended… Please take care of your health!


Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate

Veteran singer Insooni shows off her S-line for ‘Super Diva 2012′

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:26 AM PDT

A breath-taking photo of veteran singer Insooni (55) has surprised netizens.

Scheduled to release its first episode on March 23rd, tvN‘s new audition program ‘Super Diva 2012‘ has recently released a still photo of the veteran singer, who will be one of the four judges on the program.

The photo displays the singer’s flawless “coke bottle-like” S-line, while wearing a sparkling long silver dress. Netizens were fascinated by her for having such a slim figure at her age.

Staff members commented, “We wanted the public to see this new image of her, so we asked her for permission to reveal the photo to the public. Viewers can look forward to the first episode.”

Insooni was satisfied with the photo and remarked, “I didn’t even know they had this photo. Thank you all for the compliment. I’ll do my best to become the dream maker for ‘Super Diva’.

Meanwhile, contestants of ‘Super Diva 2012′ will consist of only housewives and the program will transform them into divas. Judges include Insooni, Horan, Joo Young Hoon, and JK Kim Dong Wook. The program will air every Friday at 10pm KST.

Check out the teaser for the audition program below!


miss A Suzy snaps a selca during her transformation

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:17 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy snapped a selca of herself while waiting to be dolled up at the hair shop.

Earlier today, Suzy tweeted, “At the salon, transforming” with the above picture.

The picture showed tired Suzy with her eyes closed and head resting on her hands. She seems to be waiting for her turn as she is seen sitting down looking half awake with a magazine on her lap. Her striped leggings and shoes were also eye catching.

Netizens commented, “She looks tired“, “I wonder what magazine she’s reading“, and “She should wear those leggings for her ‘Touch’ stage.

Meanwhile, miss A is spending these days promoting their hot single “Touch.”


Source+Picture: Suzy’s Twitter

Performances from March 17th’s ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:20 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than SNSD's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aeygo as always.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, a slew of comeback stages were held for some top groups such as 2AM with "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me", and B1A4 with "Baby I'm Sorry"!

Power vocalist Lyn held her comeback with her newest emotional ballad titled, "Teddy Bears".

Boy group NU'EST also made a hot debut today with their debut track "Face"!

Lastly, F.T. Island bid farewell today, wrapping up promotions on 'Music Core' with "Severely".

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



[ Next Week's Teasers ]

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Performances from today's show includes MBLAQ, miss A, Tony & SMASH, Nine Muses, F.T. Island, K.Will, Ailee, Lee Tae Gwon, Brave Girls, Chocolat, Fat Cat, C-Real, WE, and Bye Bye Sea!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!


< Lyn > *Comeback Stage*


< F.T. Island > *Goodbye Stage*


< Bye Bye Sea >


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*Video coming soon!*


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2AM says “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:18 AM PDT

With much fanfare, 2AM finally held their comeback today on Music Bank after a year and a half , with their new mini-album titled 'F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love'.

The kings of ballad returned to the stage for today's episode of 'Music Core' and put on a heartfelt performance of their title track, "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me".

It was most definitely an emotional performance. Check out their incredible skills below, and be sure to view the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!


B1A4 pleads with “Baby I’m Sorry” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:00 AM PDT

The five talented boys of B1A4 have finally returned to the music scene with their newest album release titled, 'THE B1A4 [IGNITION]'!

Their title track "Baby I'm Sorry" was written and produced by B1A4′s member Jinyoung. It's an attractive song with a twist and an addictive melody.

Check out the boys perform their title track, along with "This Time Is Over" on today's 'Music Core' below!

In related news, the boys continue to top various charts with many of their 9 new songs released on their album.

Check out their performances below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!


NU’EST makes their long-awaited debut on ‘Music Core’ with “Face” & “I’m Sorry”!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 12:54 AM PDT

Pledis Entertainment's first boy group NU'EST, revealed their debut single titled "Face" just two days ago, and now they are on their second live performance.

NU'EST stands for NU' Established Style Tempo and consists of 5 members. Leader JR, Minhyun, Baekho, Ren, and Aron. Their debut single contains 3 tracks in total including, "NU, Establish, Style, Tempo", "Face" and "I'm Sorry".

Continuing with promotions, the boys of NU'EST took the stage on 'Music Core' today to perform their title track "Face" for the second time, along with "I'm Sorry", showcasing their live singing ability as well as slick dance moves.

Check out their performances below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!


Hip hop’s Simon D, Gary, and Bobby Kim spend time together

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 12:00 AM PDT

Supreme Team member Simon D uploaded a new photo taken with Bobby Kim and Leessang‘s Gary.

Simon D shared the photo above on his Twitter page and wrote, “Me, Bobby hyung and Gary hyung.

Gary hyung makes people giggle,” he added, revealing more photos of the playful Gary who made various facial expressions, displaying his unique sense of humor.

Netizens who got a good laugh from the photos remarked, “Gary really does offer lots of small laughs” and “Simon D’s quick captures are more impressive.”

Remember to catch Simon D at the upcoming ‘Amoeba Culture and Kero 1′ concert in Seattle on April 13th!

Source: My Daily

Lee Jang Woo and Eunjung are once again a jealous couple

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 11:25 PM PDT

Actor Lee Jang Woo and his on-screen wife, T-ara‘s Eunjung, are at it once again as they bicker out of jealousy on the upcoming episode of We Got Married.

The two spent some time going over Eunjung’s ‘Queen Insoo’ script. However, in the midst of reading out the lines, Lee Jang Woo came across the portion detailing the “skinship” in Eunjung’s love scene with co-star Baek Sung Hyun.

Seeing the love scene screen captures that became a hot issue online a while ago, Jang Woo was unable to hold back the resentment in his voice as he shouted, “The skin I haven’t even been able to touch!”

Eunjung fired back, “I only [kissed] one person, but you [kissed] three!”, pointing out Lee Jang Woo’s kiss scenes in his musical.

In the same episode, Lee Jang Woo is said to have given a foot massage, prepared food, as well as doing nail art for his on-screen wife.

Catch the episode when it airs later at 5:15 p.m. KST on March 17th!

Source + Photo: etoday via Nate

Eugene proudly shows off the cake her husband made

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 10:55 PM PDT

Eugene has joined other celebrities into showing off the present she received on White Day.

The actress wrote on her Twitter, “I totally forgot that it was White Day but I received a surprise present. A handmade cake! Kya! It’s so pretty,” and shared the above photo with fans.

Eugene is seen smiling proudly up at the camera while holding the pink cake husband Ki Tae Young made. Fans were especially jealous of the initials, “Yoo Jin ♡ Tae Young”, that were decorated onto the cake by her husband.

Envious fans commented, “Romantic husband Ki Tae Young and beautiful wife Eugene, I’m jealous“, “He made the cake himself?! Wow he’s good“, and “He’s a very good baker!

Source: Eugene’s Twitter

Shin Ae celebrates her 31st birthday with Son Dam Bi

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 10:19 PM PDT

Singer Son Dam Bi recently revealed her close friendship with actress Shin Ae.

She tweeted along with the above photo, “Happy birthday Shin Ae unnie. Looks like Kyung Eun unnie is the outcast keke. Together with the girls keke.” (Kyung Eun was the one taking the photo)

Son Dambi and Shin Ae are both seen with their hands tucked under their heads, as if they’re hesitating whether or not to blow out the candles.

Fans wrote, “Happy birthday to Shin Ae!“, “I never knew you were close with Shin Ae“, and “You guys are both pretty even without makeup.

Source: Son Dambi’s Twitter

SHINee spotted out and about!

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 09:58 PM PDT

On March 17th, Dispatch spotted SHINee’s recent outing to a cafe, and snapped a series of photos that showed the boys enjoying each other’s company as they casually sipped their drinks.

Despite being out of their stage attire, the boys proved to be easy to spot with their good looks and fashion sense.

Dispatch described the scene stating, “Their expressions looked more energetic than ever. Their footsteps were light as well. Their faces were filled with bright smiles. Jonghyun and Key goofed around with each other as they conversed, while Onew and Taemin laughed out loud. It was a lively atmosphere.”

Once at the cafe, Taemin, Jonghyun, and Key, who were in charge of ordering and delivering the drinks, went in and came back out with not only drinks for the other members, but for the staff members from the agency as well.

Onew and Minho enjoyed americanos, while Key had a latte. Jonghyun and Taemin were reported to have ordered juice drinks. The boys drank their drinks outdoors despite the cold weather before heading back.

Check out the rest of the photos below!

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Source + Photos: Dispatch via Nate

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Super Junior’s Sungmin is “Marilyn Mingro”?

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 09:24 PM PDT

Super Junior‘s Sungmin transformed into his own manly version of Marilyn Monroe for ‘Super Show 4′, much to the horror and delight of his Twitter followers.

Sungmin posted a photo of “Marilyn Mingro” along with the words, “Marilyn Mingro’s new hairstyle! Truthfully, the hair I wore before shed too much so goodbye! It’s kind of expensive kind, but thankfully it was sponsored! It’s pretty and the hair quality’s really good. More importantly, there’s no shedding. Transformation into Marilyn Mingro! Thank you, haha”

Fans commented, “It’s funny that you say Marilyn Mingro,” “Your hair looks good on you just as it would on Marilyn Monroe,” and “Oppa, you look so…pretty?”

Source + Photo: Sungmin’s Twitter

After School’s UEE cheers on NU’EST

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 08:59 PM PDT

Following fellow After School member Kahi, UEE also showed her support for their labelmate, NU’EST.

On the 17th, she posted the photo above and wrote on her me2day, “Tada! At Music Bank, where I am an MC! This is our NU’EST, whom I finally got to introduce today ^^”

She also added, “So in cheering them on to get the #1 spot, I ordered special churros for them~! The world’s only churros~ Does that make me an awesome sunbae? Please give NU’EST a lot of love~! Pledis fighting ^^”

In the photo, UEE is posing with the boys, who are all holding the special NU’EST churros UEE gifted them. The number “1″ was to symbolize their road to the #1 spot.

Fans wrote, “The song is so good~! NU’EST Fighting”, “The churros are so cool”, “Unnie, you are such a cool sunbae.”

The boys debuted on “Music Bank” on the 16th, and is currently hard at work promoting their debut single.

Source: UEE’s me2day

BoA to release “One Dream” featuring SHINee’s Key and Super Junior-M’s Henry

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 08:44 PM PDT

BoA‘s ‘K-pop Star’ theme song entitled “One Dream” will be released on March 18th.

The song is said to be one that shows the singer’s support for the hardworking contestants on the show.

This is the first song BoA has released in Korea since September of 2010, when she last promoted “Copy & Paste”. To help support their sunbaeSHINee‘s Key and Super Junior-M‘s Henry participated in this new song as rappers.

The song will only be released digitally on March 18th through various music portal sites.

Source: Star Today via Nate

Lee Jun Ki’s ‘Deucer’ ranks #1 on the Oricon

Posted: 16 Mar 2012 08:12 PM PDT

Popular Hallyu actor Lee Jun Ki has evidenced his star status in Japan as his first single, since his return from the army, has topped the Oricon Charts.

Lee Jun Ki’s new single, ‘Deucer‘, released  March 16th, ranked #1 on the latest Oricon daily singles chart.

Lee Jun Ki received the news with his fans during a Nagoya fan meeting, and thus both Lee and his fans were able to celebrate the news together.

The singer/actor showcased the songs from this new single during the eventful fan meeting, creating a memorable experience for all who were present.

In related news, Lee Jun Ki will be continuing his fan meeting tour by making stops in Yokohama and Osaka.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate