Monday, March 5, 2012

"Preview for SBS’s ‘Fashion King’ revealed" plus 19 more

"Preview for SBS’s ‘Fashion King’ revealed" plus 19 more

Preview for SBS’s ‘Fashion King’ revealed

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 09:14 AM PST

Girls’ Generation member Yuri along with actor Yoo Ah In and actress Shin Se Kyung will be starring in SBS's upcoming drama series, ‘Fashion King‘.

On March 5th, an official preview for the drama was revealed on SBS. The preview reveals their recently filmed scenes in New York City and Las Vegas. New York City hosted its annual ‘Fashion Week‘ during their stay, which collaborated perfectly with the stars' arrival. Because of this, elements from the week-long fashion event can also be found in the scenes.

The first episode of 'Fashion King' will broadcast on March 19th at 9:55PM on SBS.

Check out the preview below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Preview for 2NE1′s cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” revealed in Japanese CF

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 08:50 AM PST

The ladies of 2NE1 are set to release their Japanese studio album “Collection” on March 28th.

It was recently revealed that the album would contain a bonus track which is a cover of Madonna‘s hit 1984 single “Like a Virgin“. The track was recently picked up by Japanese beverage company Kirin and was used in their latest CF (Commercial Film).

Check out the CF below and in case you missed it, you can also check out a preview for the Japanese version of "Love is Ouch" (another track on “Collection”) through a CF for 'CanCam' magazine here.

Tip: anom

Lee Seung Gi keeps his promise and visits ‘Miracle Child’ Cho Eunseo

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 08:23 AM PST

As promised, singer Lee Seung Gi (25) made a surprise visit to ‘Miracle Child’ Cho Eunseo.

'Miracle Child' Cho Eunseo is a 7 year old girl and the first person in Korea to receive seven internal organ transplants. Eunseo was born with a rare condition that prevented her stomach, small & large intestines from digesting food. Until now, she regurgitated any food she tried to eat, and therefore has maintained the past seveen years of her life by receiving nutritional supplement shots. But last October, a six year old suffering from brain cancer donated 7 internal organs to Eunseo, and after a meticulous yet successful 9-hour surgery, she can now live a normal life.

The surgery was completed by Kim Dae Hyun and the team at ASAN Medical Center, and they transplanted seven organs including a liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestines, duodenum, spleen and large intestines, allowing Eunseo to finally comfortably eat and digest food. The news of this miracle was reported on February 16th.

During an interview that took place after her surgery, Eunseo remarked, “It’s my wish to eat galbi (Korean BBQ) and hamburgers. I also want to meet Lee Seung Gi oppa.”

Upon hearing the news, Lee Seung Gi promised that he would visit Eunseo as soon as she had taken some time to recover.

Lee Seung Gi kept his promise and made a surprise visit to Eunseo in late February without making the news public, but rumors recently began circling that his visit was only the result of a request made by the politician Jung Mong Jun. Seung Gi’s representatives made an official statement regarding the rumors saying, “Lee Seung Gi went to see Eunseo as he previously promised, not because governor Jung had asked him to.” According to the representative, Seung Gi arrived at the hospital first, and governor Jung followed after.

Seung Gi’s visit with Eunseo was made public only after governor Jung wrote via his official Twitter page, “Lee Seung Gi came to the hospital to see Eunseo,” and shared photos of sneakers and a scholarship certificate Seung Gi had brought as gifts.

Source & Image: MyDaily

[Announcement] F.I.X Giveaway Winners!

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 08:02 AM PST

Last week, allkpop held a giveaway for F.I.X fans to win five autographed copies of their new album.

All they had to do was comment using their 6Theory accounts on why they’re F.I.X‘s top fans! The contest ended at 11:59PM EST on March 4th and now we’ve selected the winners.

So without further ado… here are F.I.X‘s giveaway winners!






Thank you and congratulations to the winners! You will be contacted shortly via 6Theory accounts with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Stay tune for more giveaways exclusively on allkpop!

Yoon Jong Shin was rejected by Bang Shi Hyuk for 2AM’s album

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 07:47 AM PST

Stories from the music production of 2AM‘s upcoming album have been revealed.

On March 5th, 2AM revealed a short video interview with Yoon Jong Shin, Park Sun Joo, and Urban Zakapa titled “Artist Interview”.

In the video, Yoon Jong Shin confessed, “The song was finalized after producer Bang Shi Hyuk (hitman Bang) rejected it several times.

Park Sun Joo also talked about how she usually is very harsh in the studio but after taking a glance at 2AM, she was unable to get mad at them. According to a representative, Park Sun Joo is usually like a scary tiger in the recording studio but when she was working with 2AM, she was like a tiger that lost a toenail.

Meanwhile, 2AM will be releasing their newest mini album “Fitzgerald’s Love Story” on March 12th.

Source: TV Daily via Nate & 2AM’s Youtube

John Park to hold his first autograph event

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 07:07 AM PST


On March 5th, John Park will be holding his first official autograph session since his debut and will be meeting with fans at the Hot Tracks store in Seoul, Gangnam.

John Park commented, “I’m so nervous on my first meeting with fans. I’d like to express my gratitude and would like to thank my fans that have supported me.

Back on February 22nd, John Park released his first mini album titled ‘Knock‘ and all of the tracks that were included in the album ranked within the top 10 on portal sites, as well as real-time music charts.

In addition, his album proceeded to grab the #1 spot on Hanteo’s daily chart. The title song “Falling” was composed by Andy Platts, a member of UK soul-funk band Mamas Gun, and John Park has been receiving praise for writing the lyrics and producing the song himself.


Souce: Chosun via Naver

Shinhwa’s Eric thanks Lee Soo Man for creating Shinhwa

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 06:34 AM PST

Shinhwa’s leader Eric has recently drawn attention for thanking SM Entertainment’s Lee Soo Man.

On March 5th, Shinhwa held a press conference titled, ‘Shinhwa 14th Anniversary Comeback Press Conference‘ in Seoul. As the members discussed the group’s past and future, leader Eric commented, “I thank SM Entertainment’s Lee Soo Man for taking a group of ordinary kids and creating Shinhwa. I also thank Good Entertainment‘s president for taking us in after we left our nest and helping us get to #1“.

He continued, “We also thank our fans who stood by us and supported us for 14 long years. We will continue to be active in the center of the music industry and will lead by example for our hoobaes“.

In regards to their fans, Eric commented, “As our fans age alongside us, I realize that a masterpiece is not created overnight. Our tradition will be recognized as refined elegance. Please continue to support us“.

Shinhwa will be releasing their 10th official album this month. The 11 track album features works by Korea’s top producers, as well as tracks that were created by the Shinhwa members.

On March 24-25th, the group will be kicking off their tour in Seoul titled, ‘Shinhwa Grand Tour in Seoul – The Return‘ in celebration of the album release. The concert will be their first since their last concert in 2008, and the highly anticipated show had sold out all 20,000 seats in 40 minutes.


Source & Image: Daum

Yoon Jong Shin wants to make music with G-Dragon

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 05:34 AM PST


Singer Yoon Jong Shin expressed his desire to create music with Big Bang‘s musical genius, G-Dragon.

In the recent recording of MBC‘s ‘Beautiful Concert‘, Yoon was asked which artist he would like to do a musical collaboration with. He replied, “I want to work with a younger hoobae. Preferably someone like G-Dragon“.

He jokingly expressed his strong desire for this collaboration by saying, “If I can work with G-Dragon, I will become his musical slave“.

In related news, Yoon Jong Shin is currently working with a project group called Shinchirim and the group performed their songs, ‘Coming Back from Work‘ and ‘Age‘.


Source & Image: Naver

Jokwon and Ga-In’s fanclub ‘Adanes’ donate rice to the needy

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 05:00 AM PST


Fans of 2AM‘s Jokwon and Brown Eyed GirlsGa-In have recently lent a helping hand to senior citizens living alone.

On March 5th, WooYang Organization, an organization that has distributed free rice and food to the needy since 1999, revealed that the fanclub of both singers, ‘Adanes‘, had donated 300 bags of rice to senior citizens.

Adanes is a fanclub consisting of both 2AM’s Jokwon and Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In after they appeared as the “Adam Couple” on MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘. The fanclub, with about 3,800 members, is known for donating to the needy every year with the money they save.

The handover procedure of the rice took place on March 2nd at the building of WooYang Organization located in Seoul, Seogyodong. In addition, the organization held an event where the members of the fanclub also helped in placing the stickers produced by WooYang onto the rice bags.

WooYang will begin distributing the rice on the 6th, through an event titled “Sharing Rice” to over 230 low-income families in places such as Mapo-gu, Seodamun-gu, Gangseo-gu, and Yangcheon-gu.


Source & Image: Star News via Naver

TEEN TOP wraps up group promotions

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 03:27 AM PST


TEEN TOP thanked their fans for supporting them upon the end of “Going Crazy” promotions.

On the 4th, the group updated their me2DAY and wrote, “Today is TEEN TOP’s last airing. We’re sad. Our Angels, who supported us come rain, snow, wind♥ thank you and♥♥♥ we love you!!!

In the picture, the boys are all sporting their stage outfits and charismatically looking into the camera.

Netizens wrote, “I can’t believe the promotions are already over“, “Come back with a great album“, and “It was sad to see the last performance“.


Source: TEEN TOP’s me2Day

IU’s Airport Fashion: Casual Doll ‘Green Backpack Love’

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 02:54 AM PST


Idol singer IU was spotted at the airport sporting a fashionable green backpack.

IU was passing through the Seoul Gimpo International Airport, flying to Japan to participate at the ‘Tokyo Girls Collection 2012 S/S‘ show. She was dressed in a casual airport look, with a baseball jacket and matching denim pants.

With a chocolate colored knitted hat, IU further emphasized her cute image. Her practical and colorful green backpack completed the fashionable look.

Even last year, IU was found wearing the same green backpack at the airport. Last July, the idol singer was spotted at Gimpo Airport on her way to the ‘K-pop Festival – Music Bank in Tokyo‘, held at the Tokyo Dome, wearing the backpack with horn-rimmed glasses, perfectly pulling off the schoolgirl look.



On March 3rd, IU performed at the ‘Tokyo Girls Collection 2012 S/S’ show, which was held at the Yokohama Arena.

If you missed her performance at the fashion show, check it out below:



Source & Image: Segye via Naver

Additional Image: Interview365

NU’EST releases teaser of member Baekho

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 02:22 AM PST

Just the other day, Pledis Entertainment released a teaser for NU’EST’s debut track, “Face.”

Today, they released a teaser of member Baekho, who shows off his masculine charm and Kendo skills.

Are you excited for their debut on the 15th?

Thanks to nuestfan and fanfare for the tip!

2PM’s Taecyeon vs. David Beckham on the cover of ‘Men’s Health Magazine’

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 01:41 AM PST


It was recently revealed in an online community that 2PM member Taecyeon of “beastly idol” fame and sexy soccer (football for non-Americans) star David Beckham were the cover models for the March issue of ‘Men’s Health Magazine‘ in Korea and England, respectively. What caught people’s attention was the fact that both men exuded their own unique brand of masculine sexiness on their covers.

The March issue of ‘Men’s Health’ marks the 6th anniversary of the Korean edition, and Taecyeon, who is the cover model, appears in just his banded training pants, revealing his masculinity through his sexy abs and muscles. David Beckham, who decorated the March cover of the English edition, caught people’s attention with his smooth sexiness.

Netizens who saw the  two covers praised Taecyeon, saying, “Total terminator of sexiness, Taecyeon, was able to beat the world’s sexiest guy Beckham“, “He’s only wearing training pants, but he’s so sexy“, and “My eyes were rolling in my head from Taecyeon’s sexy abs“.

Who do you think has the sexier cover, Taecyeon, or Beckham?

Source + Image: TV Report via Nate

Jang Woo Hyuk to star in a Chinese drama

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 01:39 AM PST


Jang Woo Hyuk has been cast as the lead for upcoming Chinese drama ‘Secret Angel‘.

Following ‘My Forgetful Girlfriend‘, which recently wrapped up filming, this is the second Chinese drama he will star in. His company WH Entertainment said that he will be playing the role of Hwan, a charismatic Grim Reaper.

'Secret Angel' will air in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and around 27 main cities with digital TV, before airing it on cable TV.  This is a 10-episode drama that will also air weekly on Actress Kim So Eun and Chinese actor Chun Si Ang will also star in the drama.

His company rep said, “He has been receiving a lot of love calls from Chinese drama producers because of his recent casting in two Chinese dramas. This will be another good opportunity for Jang Woo Hyuk to reach out to young Chinese viewers.”

The preview for the drama will be revealed on the 14th.

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung reveals selca with sister

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 12:38 AM PST

Have you ever seen such beautiful siblings?

An online community post has recently grabbed much attention for featuring a photo of Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung with her musical actress sister, Choi Soo Jin. Netizens and fans alike marveled at the beauty of the two siblings.

Netizens who viewed the post commented, “Surely a great set of genes” , “How can two siblings both be so pretty?” and, “Sooyoung is getting more and more beautiful“.

Source & Image: Nate

Lee Hongki’s song dedicated to fans is Fat Cat’s new single

Posted: 05 Mar 2012 12:02 AM PST


Ft. Island member Hongki, recently dedicated a song to fans that has since been revealed as Fat Cat‘s upcoming single.

On his Daum fan cafe, Hongki uploaded a video, singing a ballad track for 30 seconds. In the video, he is confessing his love for his fans. The video has already hit over 250,000 views.

He sang these lyrics, which resembled a message for his fans: “I smiled all day because it felt like a dream. I pinched my cheeks because it felt like a dream… like  a dream. It feels like a dream because you came to me.”

Fans curiously commented, “What’s the title of the song?“, “This is so good“, “It is touching. I love you too, silly“, and “The song is good and so is Hongki“.

Fat Cat’s rep said, Hongki was supporting his hubae. This is really a part of her newest song, to be released later. We are thankful of Hongki for promoting the song by directly uploading the video to his fan cafe.”

What a clever way to release a teaser!



Fat Cat will release her comeback song on the 9th.

Yoo Jae Suk wants the same hairstyle as G-Dragon?

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 11:27 PM PST


Grasshopper MC Yoo Jae Suk has turned into G-Drasuk!

Big Bang made a special guest appearance on the highly popular SBS program ‘Running Man‘ which aired on March 4th.

As soon as each of the Big Bang members hopped out of the two helicopters, the cast of ‘Running Man’ members were in awe at their unique, but fashionable hairstyles.

G-Dragon, in particular, had only grew one side of his hair and Yoo Jae Suk showed a great amount of interest and remarked, “Should I grow mine out too?

To grant his wish, the production team used CG to add on Yoo Jae Suk’s version of the hair and even nicknamed him “G-Drasuk”.

Netizens hilariously responded, “That hairstyle is gonna be popular now“, “G-Drasuk is awesome!“, and “He actually looks good with it.”


Starts at 7:18

Source & Image: Asia Economy

Jay Park transforms into Lady Gaga?

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 11:26 PM PST

On March 4th, the R&B singer Jay Park's agency Sidus HQ unveiled a hilarious photo of the singer dressed as outlandish pop star Lady Gaga. In the photo, Jay is seen sporting the iconic shoulder pads and futuristic sunglasses combo that has been sensationalized by the pop singer.

Jay's hilarious new look was for a special stage at his first solo concert, 'NEW BREED' held at the Olympic Hall on March 3rd. He performed a rendition of the mega-hit “Poker Face“, causing much laughter from the 5000+ attendees present at the show.

Meanwhile, the R&B singer is said to continue promoting his album New Breed to follow-up the success of his solo concert.

Check out a fancam of the humorous transformation below:

Source and image: NaverNews

B.A.P shows off freestyle rap, comedy skills and tall heights on “Gag Concert”

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 10:47 PM PST

Boy group B.A.P guested on the most recent episode of ‘Gag Concert‘, which aired on March 4th.

Currently promoting their follow-up track “Secret Love“, B.A.P took advantage of this ‘Gag Concert’ appearance to have a rap battle with comedian Hwang Hyun Hee.

One comedian embarrassed Hwang Hyun Hee by stating, “Hwang Hyun Hee said that idols who have no talent and just dye their hair need to leave the entertainment industry“.  Hwang Hyun Hee tried to look nonchalant and responded by saying, “Yes, I agree. Idols must be judged by their talent.”

As soon as he said those words, B.A.P walked on stage and questioned, “We don’t have talent?

Hwang Hyun Hee and B.A.P broke out in a battle. Hwang Hyun Hee awkwardly sang Kim Gun Mo‘s “Wrongful Meeting” in a less-than-perfect way. Then, Bang Yong Guk spit some perfect freestyle rapping with Zelo‘s beatboxing as his melody. Following the tradition of the corner, Bang Yong Guk moved on to the task of taking Hwang Hyun Hee’s shoes, which are always full of padding to make him look taller. Bang Yong Guk involved the crowd as he yelled, “I say shoes, you say take it off!” The members grabbed Hwang Hyun Hee and forced the shoes off of him.

Maknae Zelo, who was standing next to Hwang Hyun Hee, is only fifteen years old, but is 182 cm tall, which made the height difference between him and the comedian very big.

This episode also featured miss A as guests.

Secret to hold their first concert tour in Japan

Posted: 04 Mar 2012 10:08 PM PST

Secret will be holding their first solo Japan concert tour!

Their concert, ‘Secret 1st Japan Tour “SECRET TIME” 2012‘ will begin on March 5th and continue through March 8th.

After releasing the Japanese version of their hit song, “Madonna“, Secret quickly rose to the top of the Oricon chart. This concert, being Secret’s first solo concert, will be over two hours long and consist of performances of their hit songs such as “Madonna”, “Magic“, “Shy Boy“, “Moonlight Sunlight“, “Love is Move“, and more.

The members have also prepared special solo performances for their fans.

In related news, after releasing their ballad single ‘Kore Kurai No Sayonara‘ on the 29th of last month, Secret has been balancing their busy schedules with concert rehearsals in order to deliver the best performances for their fans.

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