Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"INFINITE throws a surprise birthday party for L on the set of ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’" plus 19 more

"INFINITE throws a surprise birthday party for L on the set of ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’" plus 19 more


INFINITE throws a surprise birthday party for L on the set of ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 09:23 AM PDT

The members of INFINITE helped make L‘s 21st birthday a little more meaningful.

INFINITE’s ‘visual’ L is currently stirring the hearts of female viewers, playing the role of the ‘chic prince’ Kim Hyun Soo in tvN‘s drama series, ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band‘.

The singer turned actor recently celebrated his 21st birthday on March 13th, and both the members of INFINITE and the members of his drama’s band ‘Eye Candy‘ helped make the day a little more special.

Due to his busy schedule, L spent his birthday like just another day with his ‘Eye Candy’ band members Sungjoon, Yoo Minkyu, and Kim Minsuk. L could not hide his ecstatic expression when his INFINITE members (Sungkyu, Dongwoo, Woo Hyun, Hoya, Sungyeol, and Sungjong) showed up on set with a cake.

The INFINITE members asked their manager as well as the ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’ staff members to keep quiet about their surprise event, and the visit from the INFINITE members reportedly made the staff members happy as well.

'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' is centered around a high school band known as "Eye Candy", whose members are comprised of good looking delinquents who face varying personal problems. The drama depicts their friendships, love, and youthful passion — all tied together by the unifying force, music.

Source & Image : Newsen via Nate

SBS unveils the official poster and new teasers for upcoming drama series, ‘Fashion King’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 08:49 AM PDT

The official poster for the new drama series ‘Fashion King‘ has been unveiled.

SBS unveiled the poster via their official website on March 13th, further heightening fans’ anticipation for the new series.

In the poster, Yoo Ah In, Shin Sae Kyung, Lee Jae Hoon, and Girls’ Generation member Yuri all don facial expressions that perfectly fit their character in the drama.

With a combination of two fierce, beautiful actresses and confident, charismatic men, the new series is sure to please both male and female viewers.

‘Fashion King’ will air its first episode on March 19th at 9:55PM KST, but in the meantime, check out their newest teasers below!

Source & Image : KoreaTimes via Nate

Check out Big Bang’s Japanese “Fantastic Baby” MV

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 08:19 AM PDT

A week ago, the boys of Big Bang unleashed their third music video for “Fantastic Baby. The music video has been a big hit reaching nearly 7 million views, now, the full MV for the Japanese music video has been unleashed.

On March 13th, MTV Japan aired the Japanese music video for “Fantastic Baby”. The music video is different from the Korean version and you don’t see any owls or gas masks here. For those of you who prefer more dancing in the music videos, you should like this version. The song sounds pretty good in Japanese as well.

Check out the Japanese version below!

Tip: Katiririn

B2ST’s Yoseob and A Pink’s Eunji release MV for ‘Love Day’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 08:05 AM PDT

As we reported earlierB2ST‘s Yoseob and A Pink's Eunji worked on a collaboration track for A Cube's new project, 'A Cube For Season.'

After releasing a audio teaser, the two have finally released the MV for their new single, “Love Day“.

Check it out below!

Tip : Dan Lee

2BiC reveals MV for ‘I Made Another Girl Cry’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 07:57 AM PDT

We recently reported that a new male duo 2BiC would be making their debut soon with the song "I Made Another Girl Cry".

Over the past week, they released two teasers featuring actors Lee Minho (The Moon that Embraces the Sun) and Joo Won (Ojakgyo Brothers). Now the full MV has been released!

The duo group is comprised of members Jihwan and Junhyung and is produced by composer Jo Young Soo. The group will be known for their vocals as Jo Young Soo states that he personally trained and developed the group to become “the second SG Wannabe.”.

Check out the duo with their powerful vocals below!

John Park wins ‘Champion Song’ award at ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 07:43 AM PDT

Singer John Park has won the ‘Champion Song’ award at ‘Show Champion‘.

On March 13th, the rookie singer shared the photo above via his official Twitter page and wrote, “Won the ‘Champion Song’ award at ‘Show Champion’. Thank you to all the fans who showed their support!

His fans as well as his fellow ‘Super Star K2‘ finalist Huh Gak remembered to congratulate him on his victory, writing “So happy for you!”, and “Congratulations!”

John Park is currently promoting his song “Falling” from his debut album.

Congratulations to John!

Source & Image: John Park’s Twitter

[OP-ED] Hollywood, where are all the Asian Guys?

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:43 AM PDT

If you live anywhere on planet Earth, then you've probably seen, heard or read about NBA phenomenon Jeremy Lin. The 23-year old point guard for the New York Knicks has taken the world by storm by scoring the most points in his first five games since the ABA-NBA merger in 1977 – we're talking more than Jordan, Shaq, Kobe, or Lebron. He even has his own one-word, ESPN Sportscenter nickname: "Linsanity".

In addition to his amazing athleticism, the story around the Linsanity craze has been about race. Lin is a Taiwanese American and Asians around the globe have embraced him and rallied around him like no other Asian athlete in recent memory. Race is a big factor because of the historic dearth of Asian American players in the league. When Lin signed his first NBA contract, he was the first Asian American player in the NBA since 1947. There is no precedent for an Asian American doing what he's doing now and that makes his success even more intriguing.

 

 

Jeremy Lin's racial rarity is not unique to the NBA or the sports world. It's also a major issue within the larger pop culture of the United States.

Watch TV one night and count how many Asian males are even featured (we'll limit this to the U.S. for the sake of the argument). Unless you're watching an episode of ‘Hawaii Five-O‘, you could go hours before seeing anyone from the Asian race, let alone an Asian guy. How many movies have an Asian as a lead actor?

The Asian male is the most under represented demographic group in any form of entertainment. Shows have been created to feature gays and lesbians, black men and black women, heavy people, skinny people, nerds and geeks, but there isn't a single show that is based on an Asian guy.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the Asian population was the fastest growing population during the last ten years increasing by 43.3%. Yet, a 2005 study commissioned by the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium showed that Asians play only 3% of characters on prime time television and 1% of opening credit characters. That's Asians in general, not even looking at just men.

What's even worse is when non-Asians are cast as an Asian character. Does everyone remember the controversy around the movie ‘The Last Airbender‘? The characters were heavily influenced by the Asian and Native-American cultures yet many of the roles were played by white actors. A story just came out about a new movie being made around the comic book, ‘The Weapon’ in which the main character is named Tommy Zhou, a Chinese American. The actor to play the character is David Henrie. Does that name sound Chinese to you? It shouldn't, because he's white and also the actor who played Selena Gomez’s brother on ‘Wizards of Waverly Place‘.

 

 

Why aren't Asian men featured on TV and movies or even music? Why doesn't Hollywood trust Asians enough to let them lead a project?

Asian men just aren't seen as the knight-in-shining armor, romantic types. They are seen as the funny friend, quirky medical examiner and maybe corrupt gangster but rarely the main guy. The stereotypes of Asians aren't a mystery to anyone and there are specific stereotypes of Asian men as well. Asians typically are thought of as studious and nerds; more likely to play the violin than join the drama club or football team. These stereotypes proliferated in the entertainment industries with such characters as Long Duk Dong from the movie "Sixteen Candles" and portrayals like this just reminded America of just how different Asians were and gave this sense that all Asians were fresh-off-the-boat and out of touch with American society. It also doesn't help that Asians in general stick out. The epicanthic eye fold, black hair, and darker skin make Asians tough to blend in when on TV.

 

 

Much of that is changing with more and more Asians playing American characters and not Asian American characters, but for men, there still aren't enough roles to go around.

The biggest Kpop star to date, Rain, had the leading role in "Ninja Assassin" and was the hero of that film. His portrayal of Rizo showed that young, Asian men could kick butt just like anyone else. Still, in order for him to have this opportunity, he had to play the Japanese ninja, martial arts role. Granted, his English wasn't the best so that forced his hand but, take away the language, do you think he would have had the same chance to play a major action hero on TV or in a movie?

 

 

Nevertheless, Rain's performance also showed America that Ryan Reynolds ain't the only one with a 6-pack. Just ask Megan Fox. Rain didn't change the world but it was a huge step because there haven't been many Hollywood movies made specifically for an Asian actor.

 

 

There's also this whole crop of young guys in Kpop right now who don't look anything like the Asian guy stereotype. 2PM members Nickhun and Taecyeon, for instance, have spent time in the States, speak fluent English, and definitely look the part. Do you think, and let's assume everyone can act at the same level, that America would be ready to see 2PM play a romantic lead in a movie or lead a sitcom? Maybe not, but at least showing that Asian guys aren't all geeks and math students (and there's nothing wrong with that) is a good thing and just one more step in the right direction.

 

 

Megan Fox's love of Rain shows that Asian guys can be thought of as hunks but by and large, Asian guys just aren't viewed as the stud, sex symbol (thanks Ken Jeong for showing your you-know-what in "The Hangover" and giving all Asian guys a bad rap).

That's changing though.

Have you seen the videos of Super Junior, TVXQ, and SHINee at their concerts and at the airports in New York and France? Take a look at the crowd of screaming girls screaming on YouTube. Those aren't just Korean girls out there; there's a whole lot of every other kind of girl as well. Today's Kpop boy bands are viewed just as *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys once were. There is no distinction that the guys are Asian or not. As far as fans are concerned, these guys are hot and that's all that really matters. Slowly but surely, Asian teen idols are being accepted as much for their talent as for their sex appeal.

 

 

However, that cannot be overstated as it's much easier for women of different races to be accepted; female sex appeal is universal. It's much harder for men to be accepted as attractive. Why do you think the big three Korean entertainment companies are sending over their girl groups? It's just easier.

Maybe the perception of Asian men is changing but that in and of itself doesn't fix the larger issue. How do we get more Asian men on TV, in the movies and making records?

More and more Asian American actors have to take risks and keep pushing to show that they too can have that universal appeal and can lead a project just as well as another actor. America really needs a homegrown, Asian star to breakthrough and break down a lot of the barriers. Will Smith for example has done a remarkable job of taking race out of his movies. When he plays characters on “Men in Black” or “I Am Legend“, he's not a black man playing those parts, he's just a man.

Executives in the TV, movie and music industries need to be agents of social change and push for more inclusion and open doors for actors and musicians. As more and more Asians enter the entertainment industries in the front offices or behind the camera, they need to do their part by pushing for Asians in roles, to help Asian musicians get air play. It's not easy and no one ever said it would be but social equality has to be a priority in entertainment like it is in professional sports.

At the end of the day, entertainment is a business and everyone will do what brings in the most money which is why the people with the most power are us. As fans and consumers, we have do our part by supporting Asian entertainers and show Hollywood and the music world that we are ready and the rest of the world is ready to see Asian men take larger and broader roles in today's entertainment world. Support Asian actors and let your voices be heard through what you watch and what you buy. Your voice is much louder than you can possibly imagine, so use it.

There's light at the end of the tunnel but it's a shame that we're still in the tunnel.

Jo Kwon says Park Ji Yoon is the most beautiful woman in the world

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:09 AM PDT

 

On a recent episode of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘ set to air tomorrow on the 13th, 2AM‘s Jo Kwon confessed that Park Ji Yoon is the world’s most beautiful woman.

Jo Kwon shyly shared, “The first celebrity I met as a JYP trainee was Park Ji Yoon. I thought she was the most beautiful person in the world.

He continued, “The first celebrity’s autograph I got in my life was from Park Ji Yoon. I still treasure it today.

Jo Kwon also made the other guests burst out in laughter when he added, “When I saw her tall height, I thought to myself, ‘I want to be that tall too.’

Catch tomorrow’s episode of ‘Strong Heart’ for the full story on Jo Kwon’s cute confession. The episode will feature guests including 2AM, UEE, Lee Jang Woo, and Park Ji Yoon.

 

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

UEE reveals her preferential treatment from her company

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:06 AM PDT

 

Popular After School member and recently turned actress UEE, revealed that she received preferential treatment from her company for her success as an actress.

On the set of the recent recording of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘, MC Lee Seung Gi asked, “I heard that there has been changes since you became a star in the acting world. Is this true?

To this, UEE cheekily joked, “Last year, my acting skill that was covered by my beauty finally came through“.

She continued, “Recently after I won the Newcomer Award as an actress, my company upgraded my car to a full size van. However, After School’s mode of transport is still a minivan“.

This episode of Strong Heart will feature not only UEE, but 2AM, Lee Jang Woo, and Park Ji Yoon, among others. Don’t forget to catch the show which is set to air on March 13th!

 

Source & Image: Newsen via Daum

Girls’ Generation members scribble on each others’ poster pictures

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 05:01 AM PDT

 

The members of Hallyu super group Girl’s Generation, known for their sisterly love, have recently drawn attention for their playful jabs at each other.

Recently, an online discussion board post titled, “Yuri and Tiffany defeats Seohyun in a scribbling war“, surfaced with the above picture.

The photo depicts some promotional posters that were present at a fan signing event that Girl’s Generation members attended. Apparently, the war began when Jessica wrote “Babo (Dummy)” next to Seohyun’s picture. The maknae responded by drawing an arrow and redirecting the message back at Jessica.

This back and forth continues as the arrow runs into a “Back at you” message. Furthermore, it was reported that Tiffany joined the crossfire by drawing a large mole on Seohyun’s forehead.

Other than these, there were still scribbles to be found all around, as each member’s picture was subject to cute alterations by the other members.

Netizens who viewed the post wrote responses such as, “I laughed so hard my stomach hurts” and, “Their actions are so cute“.

 

Source & Image: Nate

ZE:A’s Kevin talks about his acting debut

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 04:58 AM PDT

 

On March 13th, ZE:A‘s Kevin attended the press conference for his Channel A drama, ‘K-Pop Best Survival‘, and shared his feelings on acting for the very first time.

He stated, “I want to work hard and get ZE:A’s name out there, just like Siwan and Kwanghee did.”

Kevin revealed that he used to be under the same agency as Russel Crowe when he was living in Australia and had received acting lessons to pursue his dream. However, he wanted to work in his home of Korea and gave it all up to debut as a singer there.

Kevin continued, “Siwan and Kwanghee both receive a lot of love through dramas and variety shows so I think it’s fortunate for the group. Everyone is working really hard and I want to work hard as well to learn and grow under ZE:A. It’s a lot of pressure, but I’m determined to make it work.”

Kevin will be playing the role of a prodigal student named ‘Kang Changmin’, who posseses a perfect pitch and is a vocal music major.

The drama will begin airing on March 19th!

 

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon walks the runway for ‘K-Collection in Seoul’

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:53 AM PDT

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon walked the runway this past weekend at the ‘K-Collection in Seoul‘ fashion concert. His trade-mark chic expression captured the hearts of many fans, but especially one nuna fan in particular, as the idol worked his model skills.

Lee Joon is reported to have stood out despite modeling the ‘standard item’ line for the new Spring collection by shopping mall ‘Jo Goon Shop‘, which specializes in men’s wear. A representative from ‘Jo Goon Shop’ commented, “Through basic items like the ones Lee Joon wore at K-Collection, you can see that men don’t have to avoid bright colors and can use bright colors as a center point to complete a trendy Spring fashion feel.”

Other stars who participated in the fashion concert as models were Jewelry‘s Eunjung, SECRET‘s Sunhwa, T-ara‘s Hyomin, miss A‘s Fei, and 2AM‘s Seulong as well as comedians Ahn Young Mi and Jung Juri. Idols like INFINITE, T-ara, MBLAQ, IU, miss A, Nine Muses, Big Bang, and more, also performed at the show.

Jung Juri, who walked the runway right before Lee Joon, is said to have represented the feelings of nuna fans everywhere as she couldn’t help but follow the idol star on stage. Though at first, Lee Joon apparently showed annoyance at the comedian’s antics, he soon went with the flow as they finished the walk arm in arm.

Source + Photo: Osen via Nate

Sneak Peek of Shinhwa’s Comeback MV!

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:39 AM PDT

 

With many fans excited for the comeback of the 14-year-old legendary idol group Shinhwa, a glimpse of their 10th MV was spoiled in a recent broadcast of Mnet’s ‘Wide Star News‘.

Although neither the song nor the title of the song were revealed, the clip shows their black & white outfits and a glimpse of their choreography. The sneak peek of their MV that will be released soon, surely heightens the anticipation for their long-awaited comeback. Also, check out the most recent paparazzi shot of Shinhwa above, although Andy seems to have coughed at the wrong time! In related news, the longest-reigning idol group will start their promotional activities with their concert ‘The Return‘ on March 24th. Without further ado check out the sneak peek below!

 

Dialogue:

Voiceover: The 3rd spoiler on 'Unlocked' (title of the segment). The original dancing gods of the idol world, Shinhwa. Shall we take a sneak preview at their comeback?
Minwoo: The genre is electronica, the title is *bleep*
Voiceover: Hey hey, that won't do. How can you not tell us about the part we're most curious about? Shall we take a peek at their costumes then?
Caption: Black & White, an overall clean and sleek concept
Minwoo: There's also a highlight in the choreography
Voiceover: It can't be… this penguin dance is the highlight…???
Junjin: Please don't worry
Voiceover: No… So what's the name of your title track..? Can't you tell us even one word..?
Minwoo: 1, 2, 3 *bleep*

Credit: pmz@bestiz + Six Senses + Absolut Shinhwa

UEE’s first kiss was with…

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:20 AM PDT

 

After School’s UEE was a guest on a recent episode of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘, where she talked about her first kiss episode.

UEE shared,”During my fresh debut period, I filmed a kiss scene with Yoo Seung Ho, for singer Jo Sung Mo’s music video. I was waiting for the articles about the kiss scene so I could brag to the After School members.”

She continued, “But Yoo Seung Ho’s kiss scene with T-ara’s Jiyeon ended up being a hotter issue, so my kiss scene with him didn’t get any attention.

She surprised everyone when she added,”Although it didn’t get any publicity because of Jiyeon, the kiss scene with Yoo Seung Ho was actually my first kiss.

You guys can check out the full story on ‘Strong Heart’, tomorrow on the 13th.

 

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

6th grader on ‘National Talk Show Hello’ strongly believes that the world will end soon

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:14 AM PDT

 

On the March 12th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘National Talk Show Hello‘, a teenaged girl named Cho Yerim participated on the show and expressed her worry over her younger sister, Yulbi.

‘National Talk Show Hello’ is a program where viewers can apply for the show with various concerns or worries they have, and the audience votes whether their concern or worry is worth worrying over.

After watching an online video about Nostradamus three years ago, her sister Yulbi has since been obsessed with the end of the world and strongly believes that the world will end on December 21, 2012.

Yerim explained, “She always says ‘either way, we’re all gonna die anyway’ and has been living without any thoughts about her future.”

When the MC’s told her that she should be preparing to enter middle school, Yulbi replied, “There won’t be a time when I enter middle school, so I don’t have to prepare for it.” She continued, “If you look at the Mayan calendar, the changes in the U.S. stock market, and the natural disasters, it all comes to a conclusion that the world will end on December 21st.”

It turns out that the 6th grader even tried to convince all of her friends by saying, “The world’s gonna end. You’re gonna die too,” but she was only able to convince her friend living next door, causing viewers to laugh.

Their grandmother, who also appeared on the show, hilariously commented, “I’ve been living over 80 years, but the world has never ended. Quit talking nonsense.”

 

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Lee Seung Gi talks about his kiss scene with Ha Ji Won

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 01:27 AM PDT

Lee Seung Gi‘s kiss scene with ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ co-star Ha Ji Won is causing quite the stir online.

Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won shared some behind-the-scenes stories on MBC‘s ‘Section TV Entertainment Report‘ that aired March 11th.

In regards to their kiss scene, Seung Gi honestly remarked, “I kissed her on the side of her neck. It was more nerve-wrecking and strange than other kiss scenes I’ve done.

‘Section TV’ then played the clip of the scene, where Seung Gi places a kiss on Ha Ji Won who is fast asleep. The romantic scene caused even the viewers watching at home to feel nervous.

‘The King 2 Hearts’ tells the story of a Korea under a constitutional monarchy. Lee Seung Gi will be playing the role of a South Korean prince in the drama, while his co-star Ha Ji Wonwill be playing the role of a North Korean military officer. The series will air once ‘Moon-Sun’ comes to an end.

Source & Image : IlganSports via Nate

Lee Jun Ki practicing 9 hours a day for his comeback fan meeting

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 12:16 AM PDT

Fans are already getting hyped up for Lee Jun Ki‘s comeback.

The actor is hard at work preparing for his upcoming fan meeting ‘Coming Back‘, in which he will showcase songs from his new single album ‘Deucer‘. With the event approaching closer, Lee Jun Ki has been practicing choreography for 9 hours a day.

This two and half to three hour Japan fan meeting will show how much Lee Jun Ki has grown during the two years of military service. He’s been practicing ever since his discharge.

Recently, rehearsal photos have surfaced showing Lee Jun Ki dripping with sweat while practicing for his fans.

Netizens responded, “It seems like he’s working really hard,” “It looks like he’s flying. Such a man,” “Everyday is like a photoshoot,” and “An actor who seems like he has 100 light bulbs lighting up his face.”

Lee Jun Ki has been praised for his stage manner and powerful performances in the past, earning him the title, “One who could be both an actor and a singer.

His fan meeting will be held on coming 16th,18th, and 19th in various cities in Japan. He will be leaving Korea for Osaka on the 15th.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

JYJ’s Yoochun gifts staff with sneakers

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 11:58 PM PDT

JYJ‘s Yoochun recently showed his generosity by gifting his entire staff team with sneakers!

On March 13th, fellow member Junsu shared on his Twitter, “We went into the ‘Adidas’ store. Our Crown Prince told each of us to pick a pair of sneakers. I picked one out as fast as possible. He looked at me and said he didn’t mean me. I stood my ground and stared back. He finally agreed and let me get sneakers too. Crown Prince.”

With Yoochun in the middle, his staff pose as a group while holding up blue bags containing their new sneakers. You can spot a blonde haired Junsu in the back, which makes the picture even funnier considering the behind story he revealed for his fans.

Talk about amazing, free advertisement for Adidas!

Netizens commented, “Yoochun oppa, buy me some, too,” “The total must’ve come out to over a thousand bucks,” and “Junsu is adorable!”

In related news, Yoochun’s upcoming drama, ‘Rooftop Prince‘, is awaiting its pilot episode on March 21st.

Source + Photos: Junsu’s Official Twitter

Go Eun Ah’s rap made Mir speechless?

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 11:40 PM PDT

Actress Go Eun Ah shared the reactions of her brother, MBLAQ‘s Mir, listening to her rap for the first time.

At the press release for the new drama, ‘Strongest K-POP Survival‘, Go Eun Ah giggled as she said, “Mir was speechless when he heard my rap.”

She continued, “My brother is MBLAQ’s rapper, but I’m also playing the role of a rapper. I call him up first and let him listen to my rap for the drama beforehand. He gives me a lot of advice, but is also speechless too.

In the drama, Go Eun Ah plays the role of Ji Seung Yeon, a cute tomboy with talent and a passionate soul. Due to some circumstances, Seung Yeon hides the fact that she’s a girl and joins a boy idol group. She’s the baby of a musical family and has been sweeping concours as a musician, but she dreams of being a hip hop warrior.

Go Eun Ah added, “I’m wondering if I should release a duet with my brother through this opportunity, but he’s still speechless.

‘Strongest K-POP Survival’ will portray the lives of those who dream of being an idol and will show their side of the story that not many people are aware of. The cast includes Park Yoo Hwan (JYJ Yoochun’s brother), Go Eun Ah, Hong Kyung Min, Park Hyo Joo, Kwak Yong Hwan, Jewelry’s Kim Eun Jung, Jin Hyuk, Cho Yoon Woo, B.O.M’s Tagoon, ZE:A’s Kevin, Song Sae Hyun, and more. Catch the first episode set to air on March 19th!

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

[Exclusive] Dia Frampton performs her rendition of 2NE1′s “Lonely”

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 11:20 PM PDT

Earlier today, we introduced you all to the rapidly rising singer, Dia Frampton. In addition to sitting down with her at the 6Theory office for an exclusive interview, Dia & allkpop have another surprise in store!

After a successful run on the first season of NBC’s singing reality show ‘The Voice‘ last year, Dia Frampton released her single, “The Broken Ones”, and her first solo album, ‘Red’, to end 2011 with a bang.

Now, Dia Frampton has turned to k-pop to reveal her beautiful rendition of 2NE1‘s acoustic ballad, “Lonely”. The track’s emotional lyrics and subdued instrumental fused with Dia’s unique and stirring vocals certainly delivered an incredible performance that we’re excited to reveal to you all today. Without further delay, enjoy Dia’s beautiful cover of 2NE1′s “Lonely” below!

Lyrics by: MoA

Like what you hear? Make sure to check out Dia Frampton’s recent solo album ‘Red’ and find out more about her below:

Official Website
Official Youtube
Official Twitter