Friday, March 30, 2012

"Where is Suzy’s “secret space”?" plus 19 more

"Where is Suzy’s “secret space”?" plus 19 more


Where is Suzy’s “secret space”?

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:40 AM PDT

miss A‘s maknae Suzy revealed a space she secretly retreats to at times.

On March 30th KST, she tweeted, “It’s cozy and nice. My secret place,” along with the photo above. Suzy seems to find the tight space of the closet comforting despite the fact that it looks pretty cramped in there.

Fans commented, “It looks stuffy,” “You come off as an odd duck when you say you like to be in the closet,” and “I bet you don’t close the closet door.”

In further news, miss A’s Chinese special album ‘Touch‘ went on sale in Taiwan and Hong Kong this past 23rd KST, and is receiving a very positive response.

Source + Photo: Suzy’s Twitter

CNBLUE honored to be promoting alongside Shinhwa

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:31 AM PDT

CNBLUE, who are currently making waves in the music industry with their comeback single “Hey You“, have expressed their respect for legendary idol group, Shinhwa.

On March 29th, CNBLUE officially began their promotions for “Hey You” through a comeback performance on M! Countdown. This show was significant in that it also served as the comeback stage for Shinhwa’s newest single, “Venus“.

In regards to their sunbaes’ comeback, CNBLUE told reporters, “We were fans of Shinhwa since our school days. It is a great honor just to meet them in person.”

In related news, CNBLUE is currently actively promoting their album, ‘Ear Fun‘.

Source & Image: Daum

Big Bang hugs fans in Thailand

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Over the past few days, the boys of Big Bang were in Thailand.

Yamaha Thailand invited Big Bang to Thailand to endorse their new TTX Scooter. Big Bang held a special concert on March 28th and the following day they held a special meet & greet at the Bangkok International Motor Show. During the meet & greet, lucky Thai VIP‘s had an opportunity to come up on stage and receive a hug from one of the Big Bang members!

A fan in attendance took video footage of the hugging portion from the meet & greet.

Group T.O.P. Taeyang T.O.P. Daesung G-Dragon G-Dragon Seungri

After these events, the boys departed to Japan on March 30th and will focus on their Japanese promotions over the next few weeks with the recent release of their fourth Japanese album ‘Alive‘.

Images: pingbook
Tip: ccma

Singer Jay Park gave a kiss to … on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 08:36 AM PDT

On March 30th, the staff members of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ revealed a few photos that the artists took together after filming the ‘Patti Kim‘ episode special.

SHINee‘s Taemin was present, along with ALi, Kim Taewoo, LYn, Jay Park, and more, in addition to MCs Shin Dong Yeob and Kim Gura.

In one of the photos, Jay Park was snapped giving Patti Kim a peck on the cheek, and the kiss immediately became a hot topic of conversation amongst netizens online.

Jay placed the kiss on Patti Kim to express his deep love and respect for his senior singer, and his affectionate behavior caused a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere on set.

Part II of the ‘Patti Kim’ special of ‘Immortal Song 2′ airs on March 31st at 6PM KST, where Jay will be revealing his masterpiece abs, and Patti Kim will shed some emotional tears.

Legendary diva Patti Kim held a press conference on the 15th of last month, announcing her official retirement. The singer debuted in 1958 at the young age of 20, and has gifted Korea with numerous hits.

Source & Image : MyDaily

Big Bang’s “BLUE” appears on MTV Czech Republic + YG On Air shares “Bad Boy ver.2″

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 08:08 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s music video for “BLUE” recently aired on MTV in the Czech Republic.

MTV Czech Republic has a special program titled “MTV Wish List” where viewers can vote each week on what music video will be played on TV through the MTV website. Fans in the Czech Republic voted fiercely for Big Bang’s “BLUE” and it placed 2nd on the Wish List chart. With this result, the music video played on MTV Czech Republic.

JYJ’s “Get Out” also placed #1 and #2 on this same list.

Remember to Vote for Big Bang at the MTV Italy TRL Awards 2012 for “Best Fan” and also check out a special “Bad Boy ver.2” from YG On Air below.

Source: MTV Czech Republic
Tip: Slavo & STAR

SM Entertainment Chairman Lee Soo Man gave SHINee’ Key an awkward compliment

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 07:45 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Key was confused by a ‘compliment’ given to him by SM Entertainment founder and Chairman, Lee Soo Man.

On a recent shoot for KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Relay - Guerrilla Date‘, SHINee’s Key shared a story about when he performed for Lee Soo Man before the group’s debut.

According to Key, Lee Soo Man told member Minho that he was extremely good-looking, and told Taemin that he was very youthful. He went on to compliment each of the members, until he finally got to Key.

He looked at Key and remarked, “You have a big forehead, so you should succeed,” causing Key to become a little dumbfounded.

Also on this particular ‘Guerrilla Date’, the SHINee members interacted with the citizens by playing various games.

The episode airs on March 31st at 9:05PM KST.

Source & Image: OSEN

[Spoilers]Lee Seung Gi’s character meets North Korean SONE on ‘The King 2 Hearts’

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 07:15 AM PDT

On the fourth episode of MBC‘s ‘The King 2 Hearts‘, Lee Seung Gi, who plays Lee Jae Ha (Prince of South Korea), teased Jeong Man Sik (North Korean Soldier) about his secret love for Girls’ Generation. This unnecessary act by Lee Jae Ha caused Jeong Man Sik to explode in anger and confront the prince.

In previous episodes, Lee Jae Ha unwillingly joined a joint military team consisting of North and South Korean soldiers to promote peace between the two Koreas.  The team is a six man party which includes Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won), Choi Kwon (Kwon Yeong Bae), and Jeong Man Sik (Ri Kang Seok) who are all North Koreans.  The remaining three South Koreans are Jo Jeong Seok (Eun Si Kyung), Kwon Hyeon Sang (Yeom Dong Ha), and the prince, Lee Jae Ha.  Prince Lee Jae Ha, who has a rebellious and irresponsible character, didn’t get along with Jeong Man Sik from the start.

In this latest episode, Lee Jae Ha decided to play a prank on his North Korean teammate by presenting him a laptop for his birthday.  Of course it wasn’t just any ordinary computer.  Lee Jae Ha programmed it so that it would automatically play Girls’ Generation’s “The Boys” as soon as the device was turned on. Delighted, Jeong Man Sik happily watched the video until a video message popped up with Lee Jae Ha. “True friends understand each other’s feelings without speaking words right?  You don’t need to be shy.  To be awed by the culture of a highly developed country is nothing to be ashamed of,” Lee Jae Ha teased.

Enraged Jeong Man Sik grabbed a hold of Lee Jae Ha’s collar and retorted, “South Korean scumbags don’t understand different values!” After noticing the ruckus through cameras, military officials soon came to prevent the situation from escalating further.

Although North Korea is an isolated country, the locals get many of their South Korean entertainment content from China.  There are bound to be a few Girls’ Generation fans (officially called “SONES“) there.

Source + Photos: Osen

Fans of Kyuhyun and Sunny donate 7.6 tons of rice for ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:45 AM PDT

On March 28th, the press call for the musical ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ opened up to a heartwarming start with rice donations from fans of Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny.

Fans from all over the world sent in wreaths of rice totaling to 7.6 tons. Fans of Super Junior from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, and Malaysia sent in a total of 3.64 tons. Super Junior have reportedly donated up to 10 tons of rice to charity since 2007. Girls’ Generation fans from China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the States, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand donated an additional 3.809 tons.

Representatives of the charity organization stated, “Fans of Kyuhyun and Sunny had rice pre-ordered about a month ago. Becaues there wasn’t enough room at the performance hall to put up all of the rice wreaths, they left message board letters up.”

The rice bags will be donated to the needy.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

B2ST’s Kikwang sends fans a blinding smile on his birthday

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:15 AM PDT

B2ST‘s Kikwang shared an adorable selca in celebration of his 23rd birthday!

On March 30th, he tweeted, “Everyone, thank you once again. I love you. I’m feeling great this morning, so here’s a selca, [I haven't posted one in a while]! We’ll be back safely. Thank you everyone~ smile~ bbyong!”

It looks like he’ll be spending his official birthday on board a plane as B2ST is currently gearing up for their three-city Japan tour, which kicks off in Yokohama and goes on to Kobe and Nagoya for a total of six concerts.

Fans commented, “Oppa makes us feel happy too,” “Happy birthday, Kikwang oppa,” “Thanks for the update,” and “You were born on the last day that alerts us of spring.”

Happy birthday to Kikwang!

Source + Photos: Kikwang’s Twitter

NU’EST’s Baekho shares an adorable photo of Minhyun with his niece

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:14 AM PDT

A heartwarming photo of Minhyun with his niece has captured the hearts of NU’EST fans because of the “family guy” image the member exudes.

NU’ESTs Baekho recently updated his me2day with the photo above and wrote, “Yo! Our Minhyun is holding a baby.. How cute!! I somehow get the ‘sweet and attentive uncle’ vibe from him.. Uncle!” Minhyun is seen affectionately holding his niece in his arms, showing a different side to the idol.

Followers who came across the photo commented, “He looks so comfortable with kids!” “His niece is so cute, I’m jealous,” and “The two look so adorable.

Source & Photo: Baekho’s me2day

Koyote’s Shinji leaves a touching video message for boyfriend Yoo Byung Jae

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:43 AM PDT

On the March 29th “single special” episode of SBS‘ ‘Star Couple Show – Honey‘, Koyote‘s Shinji expressed her apologetic feelings towards her professional basketball player boyfriend, Yoo Byung Jae.

Towards the end of the broadcast, Shinji left a touching tearful video message for her boyfriend saying, “You worked hard this season, and I know that you suffered a lot because of me.” She explained, “While he was focusing on his sport activities, he suffered a lot because of me. He worked hard, but people kept believing that he didn’t because he was too busy dating me.”

The singer then sparked jealousy from the audience after leaving a final message to her boyfriend saying, “Thank you for worrying about me, and I love you.

Shinji and Yoo Byung Jae went public with their relationship back in September, and have been receiving a lot of support from fans.

Source & Image: Daily Economy via Naver

SHINee members receive “senior” treatment from ‘Brave Rascals’ comedians

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:15 AM PDT

SHINee were caught off guard by “senior” treatment from the ‘Brave Rascals‘ team of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Gag Concert‘.

Comedian Park Sung Kwang posted on his Twitter March 30th KST, “At KBS 2TV’s ‘Music Bank’ bowing to seniors SHINee.” The ‘Brave Rascals’ have just begun promoting their own single “Wait and Prepare“, which technically makes them SHINee’s “juniors” in the music world. The comedy group visited SHINee backstage, and apparently, the SHINee boys weren’t exactly comfortable with the treatment as they responded quickly with their own bow. Member Onew seemed to find the situation funny as he raised his arms above his head, mimicking the pose made popular by the ‘Brave Rascals’ comedians.

Followers commented, “Onew’s variety skills shine here too. Adorable,” “SHINee members! They’re so personable,” and “It’s funny that the SHINee members are your seniors.”

The ‘Brave Rascals’ are officially promoting themselves as singers with their single “Wait and Prepare”, which was released on March 26th KST.

Source + Photo: Osen

2AM’s Jo Kwon thinks Kang Jiyoung is the scariest G8 member?

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Vocalist group 2AM, who recently made a comeback after a year and a half, made a special guest appearance for an episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2.

The four 2AM members were invited as “special guests in time for Spring”, and joined the G8 members who were collecting and cooking clams that day. Before they set out to the mudflat, the 2AM members were given the opportunity to select the G8 members they wanted to work with. Jo Kwon ended up choosing KARA‘s Kang Jiyoung, who he viewed as a cute junior.

However, Jo Kwon was met with a different side of Jiyoung when she started to nag the 2AM member. Whenever he answered a quiz question incorrectly or caused an accident, the quick-tempered maknae scolded him. Jo Kwon, who was taken aback, commented, “The members on ‘Invincible Youth 2 are scary. Kang Jiyoung is the scariest out of them all.”

Check out the preview of the episode below! This episode of ‘Invincible Youth 2′ is scheduled to air on March 31st at 11pm KST.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate

Up-and-coming actress Go Won Hee stars in ‘The Cruze Version’ CF for Chevrolet

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 04:15 AM PDT

Up-and-coming actress Go Won Hee, who became well-known after filming a Penzal-Q CF with JYJ (previously earning her the nickname of “JYJ’s girlfriend”), has quickly become the advertising world’s Cinderella. She not only starred in a CF for Hershey Kisses, which many people recognize as the gateway to top stardom, but has now made the big jump to starring in a CF for Chevrolet.

The Cruze Version‘ CF, which is currently on air, wittily portrays the scenario of a father teaching his young daughter how to drive. The tagline reads, “If you have a Chevrolet, hand the wheel over to your beginner driver daughter.” In the CF, the father seems extremely nervous, while the daughter, played by Go Won Hee, is obliviously happy and excited to be driving. Go Won Hee plays the image of a lovable daughter very well according to viewers.

Netizens who saw the CF fell in love with her charm, and left comments such as, “The daughter who is smiling so brightly, as if she is having so much fun driving, is so lovable,” “Just watching this lovable CF made me laugh,” “The father and daughter look so affectionate!” “I wish I had a daughter like that. The model who plays the daughter is cute and refreshing,” and “The daughter’s innocent expression is so refreshing.”

Go Won Hee, who is receiving a lot of love for the CF, was born in 1994 and debuted in 2011 in a commercial for Wooridul Chair. Despite her young age, she has already been in 15 CFs, including advertisements for big names like NH Nonghyup, SK Telecom, the Korean Tourism Organization, Naver, Hershey Kisses, Atopalm, Hanhwa PR, and Penzal-Q.

She has also starred in music videos for Ne:MO‘s “That Kind of Man” and B1A4‘s “Only Learned the Bad Things“, and is acting in upcoming films ‘Unknown Video‘ and ‘Island House Baby.’

Source + Image: KW News via Naver

2AM wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from March 30th!

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 03:45 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, legendary K-pop group Shinhwa has finally returned with spectacular performances of "Venus" and "Hurt".

Furthermore, popular band CNBLUE returned to the stage with "Hey You" and "Still in Love".

Lastly, girl group SPICA continues with another around of promotions for their latest repackaged album hit titled "Painkiller".

miss A bid farewell today with an ecstatic performance of “Over U“, changing it up from their title track “Touch“.

As for the winners, 2AM faced off against SHINee for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was 2AM who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me".

Congratulations to 2AM and all the supportive I.AMs!

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Others who performed tonight included 2AM, SHINee, miss A, K.Will, Tritops, LEDApple, X-CROSS, Chocolat, Nine Muses, BtoB, SPICA, NU’EST, M4, Ailee, Lyn, B1A4, John Park, and Brave Guys.

Check out the performances below:

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Legendary idol group Shinhwa returns with “Venus” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 03:33 AM PDT

Shinhwa, the longest-running boy group in all of K-Pop history, has finally dropped their long-anticipated 10th album appropriately titled, 'The Return'!

Fans have patiently waited a long four years and various members have completed their mandatory military service. This album marks the group's 14th anniversary after debuting in 1998.

Continuing with promotions, the handsome idols took the stage today on 'Music Bank' to give it their all for both "Venus" and "Hurt".

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

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CNBLUE rocks the stage with “Hey You” and “Still in Love” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 03:17 AM PDT

After releasing the MV for their title track, "Hey You", CNBLUE has released their third mini album, 'EAR FUN'!

With the leader, Jung Yonghwa, participating in the composition of every song in the release in addition to being the solo composer of "In My Head", the third mini album tracks holds the genuine voice and music style of CNBLUE.

The talented boys returned to the set of KBS's 'Music Bank' today to put on a couple epic stages for "Hey You" and "Still in Love".

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

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SPICA returns with “Painkiller” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 02:35 AM PDT

After releasing the teaser video for their new mini-album repackage, "Painkiller", the ladies of SPICA are back and ready to hit the stage!

Just only three weeks since wrapping up promotions for "Russian Roulette", the girls have undergone a dramatic image transformation and are ready to prove that they have more tricks up their sleeves.

With the music video just recently revealed for "Painkiller," the girls were determined to take the stage once more to put on memorable performances for fans to enjoy.

Without further ado, check out SPICA below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's 'Music Bank' performances here!

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[Update] Kim Shin Young & Shindong perform parodies of “Touch” & “Bubble Pop” + SHINee’s win on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 02:30 AM PDT

[Update: Shindong's "Bubble Pop" performance added.]

Kim Shin Young has grabbed netizens’ attention after wearing the same ‘bandage dress’ as miss A.

On the March 27th live broadcast of TV MBC MUSIC‘s ‘Show Champion‘, comedian Kim Shin Young who has dropped an impressive amount of weight, stepped on stage wearing the same stage ensemble as female idol group miss A.

Performing her parody of hit song “Touch“, Kim Shin Young displayed her wit by changing the lyrics of the song to, ‘They tell you you’ll be prettier if you lose weight, but it’s all a lie~‘, evoking laughter amongst audience members.

Same outfit as Suzy, but looks so different,” netizens wrote after watching her performance, as well as, “Shes cute~“, and “No one can compare with Suzy.

Super Junior‘s Shindong also performed his parody of HyunA‘s “Bubble Pop” and faced off against Shin Young.

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In addition, on the same show, idol group SHINee achieved first place within 5 days of their comeback!

After being crowned the winners for this week, the members thanked their fans, and Minho even kissed their championship trophy, showing their joy at winning first place.

Congratulations to SHINee, and check out their winning moment below if you haven’t seen it already!

Source + Images: OSEN, TVReport via Nate

Wonder Girls’ Lim shares a photo from her younger years

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 02:00 AM PDT

Wonder Girls member Lim revealed a photo from her younger years on Twitter.

On March 30th, Lim uploaded the above picture with the caption, “I feel like a kid again.” Her picture drew much attention from fans, who noted her unchanging beauty over the passing years.

Fams commented, “Hyerim hasn’t changed one bit,” “She has probably been beautiful all her life,” and “She looks even prettier without makeup.”

Source & Photo: Lim’s Twitter