Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"MBLAQ releases newly repackaged album, ‘BLAQ %Ver’" plus 19 more

"MBLAQ releases newly repackaged album, ‘BLAQ %Ver’" plus 19 more

MBLAQ releases newly repackaged album, ‘BLAQ %Ver’

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 08:44 AM PDT

Idol group MBLAQ has just dropped the upgraded version of their album ‘100% Ver‘.

The new repackaged release ‘BLAQ %Ver‘ includes the new and fresh tracks titled, “BLAQ%“, “100%“, and “Love is Coming“.

Check out two of the new tracks below. Do they exceed your expectations? Also make sure to support them by purchasing the music.

Source & Image: Melon

Tips: Jae, blaqworrior

CNBLUE releases second “EAR FUN” teaser ft. Jong Hyun

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 08:18 AM PDT

With their third mini-album ‘EAR FUN‘ making its arrival soon, the band CNBLUE has just revealed its second solo video teaser!

After releasing the first teaser for Jung Shin, the second teaser showcases the talents of guitarist and vocalist member Jong Hyun, the teaser is just short of thirty seconds and gives the public an audio teaser of what CNBLUE’s upcoming release will sound like. Apparently, the music featured in this teaser is from CNBLUE’s upcoming title track, “Hey You“.

Tell us if you like what you see and hear below!

Tip: cnburningbeast

2NE1 covers Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” for Japanese album

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 08:01 AM PDT

2NE1 will be dropping their new Japanese album ‘Collection‘ on March 28th, and from what we’ve heard so far, it’s going to be another major hit.

After releasing the full PV for their new single “Scream, their bonus track, a cover of Madonna‘s hit 1984 single “Like a Virgin” was recently played on Japanese radio.

Without further ado, give it a listen below and let us know what you think!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

[Announcement] 2K12 Korea Night concert in Canada ticket Winners!

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 07:41 AM PDT

The biggest Korean concert ever held in Canada "2K12 Korea Night" is heading to the Kool Haus in Toronto, Ontario on March 21st. With the event coming up allkpop is happy to announce the eight winners!

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Congratulations! Winners will be contacted via their 6Theory accounts with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Featuring four of the hottest chart-topping K-Pop stars, K-Pop Wave pumps up the volume with teen girlband A Pink (2011 MNET Asian Music Awards : Best New Female Act), sextet boyband Teen Top(2011 Korean Entertainment & Arts Awards : Best New Male Act), dancefloor diva G.Na (2012 Golden Disc Awards : Bonsang Digital Album of the Year), and urban balladeer Brian Joo (2004 MTV Asia Awards : Favorite Korean Artist – Nominee).

Spotlighting a trio of AltROK icons currently on a coast to coast USA tour, Seoulsonic brings the noise north of the border with Korean punk pioneers Crying Nut (2007 Korean Music Awards : Musicians of the Year – Nominee), underground post-modern rockers 3rd Line Butterfly (2010 Korean Music Awards : Song of the Year – Nominee), and high voltage veterans Yellow Monsters (2012 Korean Music Awards : Rock Album of the Year – Nominee).

For the latest news and updates, log onto the official Facebook fanpage!

Toronto, ON
Kool Haus 

March 21st
K-POP WAVE :// 8:00 PM A Pink // 8:30PM Teen Top // 9:00PM G.Na // 9:30PM Brian Joo
SEOULSONIC :// 10:00PM Crying Nut // 11:00PM 3rd Line Butterfly // 12:00 Yellow Monsters

Tickets for this all ages event are on sale now at the Slacker Canadian Music Fest website (click here)


INFINITE member Sungkyu’s past SM Entertainment audition video shared online

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 07:36 AM PDT

INFINITE member Sungkyu‘s past audition video is drawing some new attention.

The video was recently shared on an online community site with the title, ‘INIFINITE’s main vocal, SM audition.”

In the clip recorded back in July of 2007, Sungkyu displayed his rock spirit, belting out his rendition of Eve‘s “Every Time You“.

Although Sungkyu’s performance did not earn him a contract with SME, his short, simple haircut and his ambitious zeal drew smiles from netizens.

He sings a little differently from the way he does now,” his fans wrote, in addition to “You tried out for SM too? Lovely as always,” and “You look so different from the way you do now!”, and more.

In related news, Sungkyu and the rest the rest of his fellow members are preparing to drop a new album in May.

Source & Image: Hankyung via Nate

Shinhwa and H.O.T’s Psychological war

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 05:50 AM PDT


Shinhwa and H.O.T had a subtle psychological war.

On the March 20th broadcast of KBS2′sWin Win,’ it will air the second part to Shinhwa’s interview.

On this episode, the secret guests that are to appear are H.O.T’s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An and they said, “The group that made H.O.T the most nervous was Shinhwa.”

Tony said, “At that time every H.O.T member got a little nervous when new groups would debut.  When Shinhwa debuted though we really got nervous.”

Moon Hee Jun added, “If we caused trouble for the company or messed up on our choreography, then our manager would sit us down and tell us that they will make a new team to compete against us.”

That is why later when Shinhwa debuted, they thought that they finally made this team to compete against them.

The Shinhwa members who heard said, “If we entered H.O.T’s practice facility they would not even let us go to the bathroom.

‘Win Win’ featuring Shinhwa will air on the 20th at 11:15pm KST.


Source: TV Daily via Nate News

Anticipation for Yuri’s acting debut in ‘Fashion King’ goes up after preview

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 05:46 AM PDT



The preview for the second episode of ‘Fashion King‘, where Girls’ Generation member Yuri will make her debut has raised the anticipation level of the viewers.

On March 19th, SBS’s ‘Fashion King’ aired its first episode which told the story of an orphan Lee Ga Young, played by Shin Se Kyung and Chang Young Gul played by Yoo Ah In.  The character Choi Anna played by Girls’ Generation member Yuri did not make an appearance.

Lee Ga Young’s parents worked as designers in a boutique but were falsely charged with arson by a scheme set up by Madam Cho.  Lee Ga Young had nowhere to go and ended up going to Dongdae-mun, where she worked a sewing machine at the store that Chang Young Gul owned and that is where their relationship begins.

Chang Young Gul caught onto Lee Ga Young’s ability at once and when he found out that she was accepted to a fashion school in America, he lent her money to get a plane ticket.  Chang Young Gul’s classmate and heir to the brand company Jay Fashion, Chung Jae Hyuk, played by Lee Jae Hoon, was ordered by his parents to go to New York.

Towards the end of the episode, Chang Young Gul got involved with the girlfriend of a mobster and ran away on a boat.  It seems that the these three characters will end up reuniting in New York.

Yuri will be making her acting debut through ‘Fashion King’ and appeared in the preview for the next episode, where it seems she will encounter the other three in New York.  In the preview, Chung Jae Hyuk tells Choi Anna that they should rekindle their relationship, to which she coldly responds by saying, “Wipe your mouth.”  In another scene she sees Chang Young Gul loitering in front of the studio naked and says, “I know you’re not gay but why are you standing out here like this?” and showed off her coolness.

Viewers went to the online board and commented, “I am waiting for Yuri’s appearance, when is she coming out?“, “My eyes are about to pop out waiting for Yuri.  Seeing the preview I assume she will appear tomorrow“, and “I have to wait until tomorrow to see Yuri?  i hope she comes out a lot tomorrow!


Source: Nate News

Kim Greem’s cute selca as she enjoys a meal

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 05:30 AM PDT


Singer Kim Greem’s joy over a lunch box has been revealed.

On March 19th, Kim Greem revealed a photo set on her personal Twitter and wrote, “I was a guest at 4MEN’s concert ~ I hate dieting!  One thing that I am good at is eating!  My expression while being caught eating is the best right?!  I cleaned my plate!“, describing each photo in the set.

Fans who saw the photo commented, “She really is enjoying her meal” and “Even though she eats she does not gain weight.”


Source: OSEN

Super Junior’s Yesung shows off a glowing photo

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 01:52 AM PDT


Super Junior member Yesung revealed a selca that showed off his glowing complexion.

Yesung uploaded a photo with the caption “Alright, let’s go to WHAS!,” on his personal Twitter on March 19th. ’WHAS’ is the shortened form of ‘Why Style’, the name of Yesung’s father’s sunglass store.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “His face is so white” and “His complexion is glowing.”


Source: OSEN

4minute holds a successful fan signing event

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 01:32 AM PDT


On March 17th, 4minute held a fan signing event at a mall in Seoul.

Above is a photo from the event, where all the members of 4minute are holding their hands up signaling ‘fighting‘, except for HyunA, who decided to do an individual pose, the infamous ‘Bbooing Bbooing’.

It was reported that the fan signing event was very successful, as many fans gathered to spend quality time with the members.

In related news, 4minute’s comeback date has been pushed back to April, disappointing many anxious fans.


Source: TVdaily via Nate

Lee Hyori and Park Si Yeon show their glamour in Cosmopolitan magazine

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 01:27 AM PDT


Best friends Lee Hyori and Park Si Yeon showed off their beautiful body lines in Cosmopolitan magazine.

The two went two Hong Kong with their other friends, Ahn Hye Kyung and Maybee for a photo shoot.  The concept was a ‘Women Only Trip.’  Out of the four though, Lee Hyori and Park Si Yeon truly showed off their glamorous bodies.

The two are seen wearing ivory colored see through shirts, with their undergarments slightly visible. Along with black wavy hair, smoky makeup and an intense stare, the photo just exudes sexiness.

The photos of the Hong Kong trip can be seen in the April issue of Cosmopolitan.


Source + Image: Sports Seoul via Naver

Jo Kwon’s Adult computer accessories revealed

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 01:09 AM PDT


2AM’s Jo Kwon was caught off guard regarding his computer accessories and turned bright red.

On the March 19th broadcast of KBS2′sStar Life Theater,’ 2AM appeared as guests.

During the broadcast, the dorm that the Wonder Girls passed down to 2AM was revealed.  What caught the most attention was Jo Kwon’s room.  Jo Kwon is known for his cleanliness and his room was indeed extremely tidy and well kept.  But what really caught viewers eyes was his mouse pad.

On Jo Kwon’s mouse pad is a female character from a Japanese anime, and the wrist rest is a pair of woman’s breasts.  Silicone is added so that it pops up and truly is embarrassing to have.  Jo Kwon explained, “This is a present from a Japanese fan.”  But that was not the end of it.  Jo Kwon’s computer wallpaper was of a scantily clad woman who was lying down with a sexy pose.  Jo Kwon exclaimed, “Oh no,” and turned off his computer and pleaded, “Let’s all pretend we did not see that.”


Source: Ilkan Sports via Naver

Photo of Lee Hyori during her college days revealed

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 01:02 AM PDT


A photo of Lee Hyori during her college days has surfaced online.

Titled, “Lee Hyori didn’t wash her hair while at Kukmin University“, the photo was uploaded on an online community board and has caught the attention of netizens.

The sexy singer is seen spraying water on herself while having on a tight graffiti t-shirt. Her slim figure during her college days, has impressed netizens and left many jealous of her figure.

Netizens responded, “She’s sexy“, “As expected from Lee Hyori“, and “I bet she was very popular even at college.”


Source & Image: MyDaily via Naver

Tiffany poses in Los Angeles for Vogue Girl

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 12:57 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany showed off a sophisticated, chic look while in her hometown Los Angeles.

On the April issue of ‘Vogue Girl‘, Tiffany showed off a vibrant look giving off a warm feel like the sunny city of Los Angeles.

Perfectly pulling off the dazzling colors of her outfit, Tiffany also sported various lip colors to pull off various vibes. She also posed at various locations including a pool, yacht, merry-go-round, and other spots that symbolize Los Angeles.


Source: Sports Chosun via Naver

Shinhwa reveals comeback teaser photos for Eric & Kim Dong Wan

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 12:40 AM PDT

Shinhwa, the longest running idol group to date, is making their final preparations for their upcoming comeback, and has just revealed individual teaser photos for members Eric and Kim Dong Wan!

Their company, Shinhwa company, uploaded the two photos on their official Twitter account with the words, “Shinhwa 10th album.”

The teaser photos feature the members emulating the traditional gentlemen look with a silk scarf tucked under their suit, as well as a top hat. Kim Dong Wan is also seen with a sword held in front of his face, and has fans anticipating the next set of teaser photos.

Shinhwa will be dropping their 14th anniversary album, ‘The Return’, on March 23rd, and following up with concerts on the 24th and 25th.

Source + Photo: Shinhwa Company’s Twitter

Kim Hyun Joong becomes the first interviewed celebrity on ‘Yahoo! Celeb’

Posted: 20 Mar 2012 12:16 AM PDT

Singer / actor Kim Hyun Joong will be greeting his fans all over the world fans through an entertainment site that Yahoo! Korea, called ‘Yahoo! Celeb.’

‘Yahoo! Celeb’ is Korea’s version of America’s ‘Yahoo! OMG‘ and specializes in entertainment news from both domestic and abroad that cannot be found anywhere else, and Kim Hyun Joong became the first celebrity to be interviewed by the site.

To commemorate the interview, an event will be held called, ‘Kim Hyun Joong and Yahoo! Celeb’s Mission Interview’.

A staff from Yahoo! Korea said, “Kim Hyun Joong has won three years in a row on ‘Yahoo! Asia Buzz Award”, which shows that he is truly one of the top stars not only in Korea but internationally as well.  He has great influence all over and that he why he is the first celebrity to be interviewed on ‘Yahoo! Celeb.’”

Source + Image: My Daily via Naver

Ha Ji Won to dance to T-ara’s Bo Peep Bo Peep?

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 11:57 PM PDT

Ha Ji Won will appear on MBC’s new drama ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ with Lee Seung Gi, and it is scheduled to air its first episode on March 21st.  On the show, she will be playing a North Korean officer, who is working hard on disgusing her North Korean accent as practicing the dance to girl group T-ara’s hit song ‘Bo Peep Bo Peep.’

Playing a North Korean officer and dancing and singing to a hit girl group’s song does not seem to fit.  The reason that Ha Ji Won is learning the dance and the song is because it will appear in a scene during the show.  In the show, Ha Ji Won will come to the South to marry Lee Seung Gi, and has to get acclimated to the culture and style of South Korea.  Though it will only be a short scene in the drama, Ha Ji Won is known for her hard work ethic and has been working in 1-2 hours every day into perfecting her dancing and singing skills.

A source close to Ha Ji Won revealed, “There were a lot of songs we considered using but we decided to choose T-ara’s Bo Peep Bo Peep because of the cat paw dance.  Ha Ji Won’s singing ability and dance skills have already been praised but she wants to hear people say that she did a good job so she is working hard.”

Also, to better prepare herself in playing a North Korean officer, Ha Ji Won has been working on her accent with a North Korean defector.  The close friend said, “She does not want there to be even a little awkwardness so she is getting lessons even while she is filming.  Even when she is not filming, and when she is just resting with her stylist or staff, she speaks to them with her North Korean accent.”

Source + Image: Sports Donga via Naver

MC Sniper gears up for comeback with underground promotions

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 11:33 PM PDT

Veteran hip hop artist MC Sniper is gearing up for his long-awaited sixth album return, but until then, he’s made sure that his first comeback stage was an underground one that caters to his love for just music.

On March 17th, he was invited to perform at the ‘5th Olleh Music Indie Awards‘, where he expressed, “It’s an honor to be able to perform on a stage for an underground ceremony that awards winners based on purely music alone.”

MC Sniper will also be kicking off promotions at the Hongdae club ‘Shining Ground‘ starting March 31st. Fans need not fret, as he’ll be starting public broadcast promotions next month with the release of his sixth album, which drops on April 2nd.

Source + Photos: OSEN

miss A’s Suzy pokes fun at J.Y. Park’s acting

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 11:21 PM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy recently brought some laughs as she pointed out J.Y. Park‘s acting quirks.

On the March 16th broadcast of SBS Power FM‘s “Boom’s Young Street Radio”, Suzy was asked by Boom, “You’re quite active with your acting career these days, hopping back and forth from a drama and a movie. With that said, what score would you give Park Jin Young’s acting out of 10?”, to which she answered, “9 points.”

Boom replied, “That’s more generous than expected”, to which Suzy commented, “His loser-like acting is the best”, bringing laughter.

Suzy continued, “[J.Y. Park] is a great actor but sometimes I think he’s trying too hard. He can get obnoxious with his excessive eyebrow movement.”

“Boom’s Young Street” goes on air every day at 8PM KST, and features various stars who join the show’s host, Boom, to bring out their inner-comedian.

Source: Sports DongA via Naver

T-ara’s Hyomin to participate in an upcoming photo project for the debut of a new girl group

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 11:09 PM PDT

T-ara member Hyomin will be participating in a ’1 billion Won photo project’ for photographer Cho Sae Hyun.

Hyomin recently agreed to join Cho Sae Hyun’s photo project, and thus will be touring Italy, Switzerland and Austria.

Hyomin loves taking pictures so when she joined this project it’s said that she could not hold in her enthusiasm.

The entire photo project will be held overseas, and will be a photoshoot that will be used as a teaser for the debut album of a new seven member girl group under the same label as actors Hwang Ji Hyun, Choi Soo Eun, and Lee Hye In.

In related news, T-ara is currently planning to hold a large scale fan club inauguration this Summer, as well as planning for their new album.

Source + Image: OSEN via Naver