Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Minah announces Girl’s Day comeback!" plus 19 more

"Minah announces Girl’s Day comeback!" plus 19 more


Minah announces Girl’s Day comeback!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:46 AM PDT

Big news for Girl’s Day fans as the group will be making a comeback!

On March 31st, a video was uploaded on Girl’s Day official YouTube channel with the title “Minah’s Special Message“. In the video, Minah was on set while filming for MBN‘s Vampire Idol and stated, “Big News – Girl’s Day will be making a comeback! Please wait for us patiently and give us your love and support! Thank you.

There’s no word on when exactly the comeback will take place but fans should be happy to hear this news. Stay tuned to allkpop for more updates on the comeback of Girl’s Day.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

SMTOWN releases official footage from EXO’s showcase, to officially debut on April 9th with “MAMA”

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:14 AM PDT

After various news agencies and fan cams from EXO‘s long awaited showcase, SMTOWN‘s official YouTube channel has now uploaded their own official footage from the showcase.

The boys rocked the stage and they are showcasing their awesome talents. EXO’s mini album “MAMA” is scheduled to debut on April 9th so stay tuned to allkpop for more EXO news, and watch the footage from their showcase below!

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Source & Images: SMTown official Facebook

‘Immortal Song 2′ airs Part II of the ‘Patti Kim’ special featuring Taemin & Jay Park

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:02 AM PDT

KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ aired the second half the ‘Patti Kim‘ special.

On last week’s episode, singer ALi who sang “Early Rain” had 372 votes, and came out on top amongst the first 7 artists.

This weeks episode featured 6 singers: Kim Tae Woo, Sonya, Kang Minkyung, Jay Park, Lee Jinsung, and SHINee‘s Taemin.

Both idol stars Jay Park and Taemin put on fresh and powerful performances to capture Patti Kim’s heart, while Sonya who announced that she had a special performance, brought everyone to tears as she sang Patti Kim’s debut song “Vow to Love“, signing in sign language as she sang.

And Kim Tae Woo who featured on a television program for the first time in a long while combined his hit song “Love Rain” with Patti Kim’s “Can’t Live With You“, showcasing his unchanging powerful vocals.

Check out the performances below!

Jay Park:

Taemin:

Kim Tae Woo (Winner) :

Sonya:

Kang Min Kyung:

Lee Jinsung:

Source & Image: XportsNews via Nate

Leeteuk expresses his jealousy of 2AM’s Jinwoon on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:28 AM PDT

Leeteuk revealed his jealousy of 2AM‘s Jinwoon on this week’s broadcast of reality program ‘We Got Married‘.

The Super Junior leader and his on-screen wife Kang Sora held their own question and answer session. The couple went through 80 questions sent in by viewers of the show, which included inquiries like, “What would you name your children if you gave birth to twins?”, “What do your parents say about your partner?”, and “Can you ask each other about your thoughts on ‘skinship’?”

Leeteuk seemed especially interested in the answer to one question, asking “Who do you like between the two of us?” in reference to Kang Sora’s ‘Dream High 2‘ co-star and scripted love interest, Jinwoon. She responded, “Of course, I like my husband,” making the idol obviously happy.

He went on to ask her about her thoughts on the 2AM member to which Sora replied, “He’s cute.” Leeteuk apparently, got immediately jealous. She went on, “I only see him as a dongseng, but there are going to be a lot of scenes with him in the future.”

When the staff of ‘We Got Married’ asked Leeteuk to comment on Jinwoon during his individual interview for the show, he answered quickly, “I have nothing to say,” showing that he might be a little nervous about his wife’s other on-screen romance.

Source + Photo: Osen

IU & Yoo Seung Ho for G by Guess

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:01 AM PDT

Additional photos of IU and Yoo Seung Ho for G by Guess‘ Spring/Summer line have been released!

When the first round of photos came out, netizens showed a variety of responses, and referred to the two with descriptions like: “sweet couple“, “the nation’s younger sister and brother“, and “the representative cuties“.

For the recent pictorial, IU and Yoo Seung Ho showed endless smiles and laughter as they posed together. Thanks to IU and Yoo Seung Ho, G by Guess is reported to be receiving a hot response from people in their late teens and early twenties.

In related news, IU recently released her Japanese debut single “Good Day“, and Yoo Seung Ho is currently starring in his TV Chosun drama ‘Operation Proposal’.

Check out photos and a clip of IU and Yoo Seung Ho for G by Guess below:

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Source: G by Guess
Video:  Youtube

Rainbow’s Jaekyung wants fans to anticipate her new drama ‘Monster’

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Rainbow‘s leader Jaekyung updated her fans on Twitter with a photo of herself holding the script to her new drama, ‘Monster‘.

On March 31st, the singer wrote, “Today! The last day of March! March 31st! At 12am midnight! Tune into JTBC‘s new drama, ‘Monster’! Although my acting is not that good, I tried my best since this was my first challenge in acting! Please tune in.” Jaekyung is seen biting her script and frowning, revealing her anticipation for the broadcast of her first drama role.

Jaekyung plays the character of Na Yoo Mi in JTBC‘s horror thriller drama, ‘Monster’.

Source & Photo: Jaekyung’s Twitter

Busker Busker’s Kim Hyung Tae snaps photo of sold out album

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Busker Busker‘s member Kim Hyung Tae shared a photo of a sold out rack for their first album at a record store.

Earlier today, Kim Hyung Tae tweeted, “There are no more CDs,” along with the above picture. Fellow member Bradley looked surprised next to the empty display of Busker Busker’s album. In addition, Kim Hyung Tae shared, “Bought John Park’s and miss A‘s album!

Followers commented, “It’s all sold out. Amazing,” “Oh no, I haven’t bought it yet,” and “The model is always Brad.”

Since the release of their first album on March 29th, Busker Busker has been promoting their hot title song, “Cherry Blossom Ending“.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

YG Entertainment hosts lecture for MIT students

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:58 AM PDT

YG Entertainment, one of the most recognizable companies in the K-Pop world, has recently hosted a lecture for MIT students on the current K-pop boom.

On March 30th, 50 students from MIT’s Sloan Business School visited the famed YG Entertainment headquarters. This visit was part of their ‘Korea Japan Study Tour‘, and mainly focused on YG Entertainment’s unique role in the development of K-Pop in the world arena.

During the lecture, a YG Entertainment representative introduced a concept called “familism” by saying, “By allowing the artists to combine their deep musical passions with our fully integrated production system, we are able to create high level content.“ The representative also added that through various investments and experiments in music, fashion, and music videos, YG Entertainment was able to become a trend setter in the Korean market.

After the lecture, the MIT students were given a full tour of YG Entertainment’s recording studio and practice facilities. They were also given a Q&A session in which they discussed YG artists’ foreign expansion plans.

A participant of the lecture named Robbie Huang commented, “It is fantastic that YG Entertainment is able to create such a fresh and extensive catalog of songs through its own producers. This visit to YG allowed me to genuinely feel K-pop’s worldwide appeal.

In related news, YG Entertainment is currently planning on continuing its worldwide expansion by establishing branch offices in Hong Kong and America.

Source & Image: Nate

Wonder Girls attend ’2012 Kids Choice Awards’ pre-party

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:29 AM PDT

The Wonder Girls attended the pre-party for Nickelodeon‘s ‘2012 Kids’ Choice Awards‘.

On March 31st, photos of the girls at the party were revealed on Wonder Girls’ and Yenny‘s official Twitter accounts. The girls are seen posing together with some of the other guests at the event, including School Gyrls member Monica and Nick Cannon.

Fans commented, “Good luck girls!”So effortlessly gorgeous,” and “You look beautiful!

The ’2012 Kids’ Choice Awards’ will be held on March 31st in Hollywood, CA. However, voting for the ’2012 Kids’ Choice Awards’ (Asia) still remains open. Make sure to cast your vote for the Wonder Girls in the the Favorite Asian Act category.

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Source: Wonder Girls‘ & Yenny‘s Twitter

Super Junior’s Siwon takes a hilarious photo + hints at new role

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Siwon recently shared a hilarious photo, displaying his “four dimensional” side.

On March 29th, the singer wrote on his Twitter, “Just thinking about how I will be meeting you guys soon with a different image makes me dizzy. I’m so happy^^.” With his mouth wide open, Siwon is seen smiling brightly up at a few birds circling over his head.

Fans commented, “Did you personally insert those birds into the photo?“, “Different image? Are you filming for a new drama?“, and “He looks handsome even with that expression.

In related news, Super Junior is scheduled to hold their solo concert, ‘Super Show 4‘ on April 6th at Le Zenith de Paris.

Source & Photo: Siwon’s Twitter

Hong Soo Ah has a bath scene in her new drama, ‘Character of Steel’

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Actress Hong Soo Ah showed a rarely-seen side to her glamorous body in a bath scene for a new series on KBS 2TV.

On the April 1st broadcast of ’Character of Steel,’ Hong Soo Ah will appear in the second episode of the series as Princess Mi Kang.

Hong Soo Ah filmed her bath scene in mid-March at a folk village in Yongmin. The scene, which features Hong Soo Ah with her long black hair flowing down over her bare shoulders, apparently has many fans looking forward to the episode.

A source close with Hong Soo Ah commented, “In the scene, Noh Chul Gi (played by Oh Man Suk) and Choong (played by Go Myung Hwan) secretly spy on the Princess as she takes a bath and end up getting caught. It should bring a lot of laughter to viewers.”

Source: Sports Donga

EXO performs rumored debut single “MAMA” at showcase!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 04:26 AM PDT

Footage of EXO‘s previously reported showcase is finally available!

The upcoming SM Entertainment group’s rumored debut song is called “MAMA“, which is the track being performed in the clip. EXO is also rumored to debut this April 9th with a mini-album of the same name.

Though it’s likely that “MAMA” will indeed be the group’s debut title, there have been no confirmations as of yet.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more EXO news, and watch the performance of “MAMA” from their debut showcase below:

Tip: Thanks to oBlackCherryo!

Yoon Do Hyun shares Kim C’s “happy face”

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:59 AM PDT

Singer Yoon Do Hyun shared Kim C‘s “happy face” with fans on Twitter March 30th KST.

Yoon Do Hyun posted, “Kim C said he is really happy because of his new album~ Just look at the picture. He’s dying from happiness.“ The picture shows Yoon Do Hyun showing off his smile after listening to Kim C’s new album. On the other hand, Kim C looks extremely stoic, his expression suggesting that he’s not as excited as friend Yoon Do Hyun.

Followers commented, “Yoon Do Hyun and Kim C’s facial expressions are amazing. Does this mean you guys are happy?“, “Huh? This is his most happy expression,” and “After seeing this picture I burst out in laughter.

Kim C’s album ‘Priority‘ was released March 27th KST.

Source & Picture: Yoon Do Hyun’s Twitter

Netizens in awe over Shin Min Ah’s beauty

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:58 AM PDT

Actress Shin Min Ah has once again captured the hearts of male fans with recent photos taken during an autograph event.

The above photo was uploaded on an online community board with the caption, “Mens’ dream girl, Shin Min Ah”. The photo shows the actress at an autograph session for clothing brand Giordano, held on March 29th at Gyeonggi-do.

Although she was only wearing a plain white shirt, she exuded an angelic beauty with her wavy hair, which was gathered to one side of her shoulder.

Netizens commented, “She’s indeed a goddess,” “I wish she would be my girlfriend for just a day,” and “She’s so beautiful.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Rapper Outsider gets married!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:26 AM PDT

Rapper Outsider was married on March 31st KST!

The wedding between the 28-year-old rapper and his 31-year-old wife took place on March 31st at 5PM KST in Seoul’s Imperial Palace Hotel. Outsider’s wife is reported to lead a ballet group as well as a cultural contents organization. The two met when his wife’s mother, who works in the concert event business, introduced them to each other.

Outsider is currently serving his mandatory military service. He commented, “During military training, I had the thought that it might be fate. Our love for each other grew deep so we decided to get married.”

The rapper also revealed details about his proposal, “I got another set of my military dog tag and stars, had both of our names branded [on them], and confessed my love. It was a simple yet touching moment. I’m really happy.”

Congratulations to the newly married couple!

Source: Star News via Nate

[Update] f(x)’s Krystal and Kim Ji Won show off their charm in ‘Clean & Clear’ CF

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:12 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Krystal and Kim Ji Won showed off their cute figures and vibrant faces for a facial cleansing brand endorsement.

Clean & Clear‘s Facebook page recently posted a picture of the two during their photoshoot. Krystal is wearing a white blouse and a tight red skirt while Kim Ji Won’s outfit brought out her full charm.

Fans commented, “Krystal, more superior than actresses,” and “After seeing these two, my eyes just automatically became cleansed.

Krystal and Kim Ji Won co-starred on MBC’s ‘High Kick 3‘, which aired its last episode on the 29th of March.

Watch the commercial with the two adorable girls for ‘Clean & Clear’ below:

Source and Picture: Nate
Tip: Thanks to kpop_loves_me!

‘Infinity Challenge’ staff member leaves heartwarming message for Noh Hong Chul’s birthday

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:52 AM PDT

A recent heartwarming message from PD Kim Tae Ho of ‘Infinity Challenge‘ to Noh Hong Chul has touched fans.

On March 31st, the PD tweeted a birthday message to Noh Hong Chul saying, “Happy birthday Hong Chul! No matter what, let’s all stay together! It’s good being together with you.”

Fellow ‘Infinity Challenge’ member, Jung Jun Ha, also congratulated Noh Hong Chul on his Twitter by writing, “I admire how you always stay positive. Generation’s best mentalist, teacher Noh Hong Chul. Please congratulate Noh Hong Chul on his birthday!

Meanwhile, Noh Hong Chul congratulated himself on his Twitter as well, “Ahahaha! I’m happy for being the Noh Hong Chul, who was born on March 31, 1979, I’m happy to be doing what I like, I’m happy for being able to go crazy at times, I’m happy for being able to often do my best, I’m happy for having many thoughts and concerns, I’m happy for being able to laugh, and I’m happy for always being thankful. I’m a lucky guy!

Upon seeing their tweets, followers commented, “Indeed, ‘Infinity Challenge’ members are the best,” and “Happy birthday, Noh Hong Chul!

In related news, ‘Infinity Challenge’ is currently on its ninth week of re-runs due to the ongoing strike at MBC.

Source: Kim Tae Ho’s Twitter, Noh Hong Chul’s Twitter, Jung Jun Ha’s Twitter

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk stuns with good looks and reveals plan for trip

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:24 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk recently shared his latest selca with fans on Twitter, who are making a buzz over his handsome looks!

On March 30th, the idol posted a selca with the short caption, “Bbyong [sound effect of disappearing]“.

His aquamarine shirt went along perfectly with his new bleached blond hairstyle. Fans were particularly drawn to his charismatic eyes and powerful pose, which seem to highlight the photo.

Amused followers commented, “Such confidence!” and “What’s the secret behind your milky skin? *O*

Moments later, Eunhyuk posted another photo, revealing two travel tickets he received from his senior, Jong Suk.  ”Sensible, Jong Seokkie hyung!!! Excursion ticket jjang!! Thank you!!

Source + Photos: Super Junior Eunhyuk’s Twitter

T-ara’s Soyeon reveals a picture of her baby-faced mother

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:23 AM PDT

T-aras Soyeon revealed a picture of her mother, who fans are saying looks like an older version of the idol.

Soyeon posted the above photo on Twitter March 30th with the words, “I love you, Mom. Let’s start the healthy diet together!”

Even though Soyeon’s eyes are closed in the picture, the resemblance between the star and her mother is still apparent. She seems to have gotten her facial shape and beautiful features from her mother’s side. Fans noted the mother and daughter’s clean and glowing skin as well.

They commented, “Soyeon and her mom really look like twins,” and “Her mom was probably really popular when she was young.”

Source: Soyeon’s Twitter

Lee Hyori and her pet Soonshim slowly starting to look alike?

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:49 AM PDT

Lee Hyori snapped a picture with her “look-alike” pet dog, Soonshim.

Recently, Lee Hyori tweeted, “How come… We’re slowly starting to look alike,” along with the above picture. Lee Hyori and her pet Soonshim actually did hold similar poses in the photo. Their gazes seemed to be fixed at the same place as they sat similarly, hair and fur flowing in the wind.

In response, fans commented,”They say lovers begin to look like each other, maybe it’s because you love Soonshim so much,” “Soonshim must know where her mom is looking,” and “So pretty.”

In related news, Lee Hyori impressed people with her recent charity bazaar, which raised about $24,000 in just six hours.

Source & Photo: Lee Hyori’s Twitter