Wednesday, March 7, 2012

" talks about 2NE1 in recent interview with ‘Wide Entertainment News’" plus 19 more

" talks about 2NE1 in recent interview with ‘Wide Entertainment News’" plus 19 more talks about 2NE1 in recent interview with ‘Wide Entertainment News’

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 09:01 AM PST

Black Eyed Peas member recently sat down for an interview with Wide Entertainment News to talk about his collaboration with K-pop girl group 2NE1.

The producer who is working with the girls for their US debut talked about 2NE1′s style of music, their potential in the States, and even mimics some of Sandara Park‘s mannerisms.

Check out the clip below!

Diva Jo Kwon returns with a cover of 2NE1′s “I am the Best” on ‘Radio Star’

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 08:33 AM PST

The four members of 2AM guest-featured on the March 7th episode of ‘Radio Star’ to talk about their first Korean comeback in a year and a half.

Leader Jo Kwon proved that his witty entertainment skills have not waned during that time, putting on his own divalicious performance of 2NE1‘s “I Am The Best” with a slight ‘kkab‘ twist.

Check out his hilarious performance below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

CNBLUE wants you to guess the title of their 3rd mini album

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 08:00 AM PST

With rumors of CNBLUE‘s comeback this month, now there’s even more evidence that their return is coming soon. CNBLUE’s official website has been updated with a contest for their upcoming third mini album.

When visiting the website, visitors are greeted with “Guess what is CNBLUE’s new album title” and a six sided cube with a letter appearing on each side. The letters are R – A – E – F – N – U and they want you to rearrange it to come up with the correct title. Winners will have an opportunity to take a photo with the boys and receive autographs.

What did you come up with for the title?

Source: CNBLUE’s official website
Tip: syukpop

Prepix releases “More Than A Friend” ft. G.NA & Dok2 + “Then I Saw You” ft. Jay Park

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 07:38 AM PST

In the past, performance dance team Prepix has impressed fans with their slick dance moves, but now they are attempting to make an impression with their first album, ‘Look to Listen‘.

Fans may have been expecting stronger beats from a skilled dance group, but to the contrary, their new music is more rhythmical and easy to listen to.

Some big names in the industry have helped put this album together, including Shinsadong Tiger, RaDo, and Jay Park. Additionally, singer G.NA and hip hop extraordinaire Dok2 lent their voices for “Instead Of A Friend“. Jay Park also participated in the track “Then I Saw You” and the music video for this track has been released.

Give the song a listen below, and tell us what you think!

Then I Saw You (English) Love’s Little Helpers – Boy

Then I Saw You (Korean) Love’s Little Helpers – Boy

Tip : Jae

Full PV for 2NE1′s “Scream” released!

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 06:55 AM PST

On March 6th, 2NE1 released the short PV for their upcoming Japanese release, “Scream“, and the full PV has just been released!

The video displays the strong, unique concept characteristic of 2NE1, as well as a catchy dance-beat that is sure to bring fans to their feet.

Check out the full PV below, and let us know what you think!

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Song Hye Kyo and John Park release their duet song!

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 05:51 AM PST


Veteran actress Song Hye Kyo debuted her first track, featuring newly debuted singer John Park!

There was a lot of news and teasers circulating about this duet and now it was released on March 8th.

Check out their duet below and tell us what you think!



Thanks to JungYuRi for the tip!

Yoo Jae Suk and IU selected as #1 celebrities to go on a vacation with overseas

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 05:04 AM PST


Between February 20th to February 26th, travel agency Expedia conducted a survey asking 600 of their male and female employees, which celebrity they would most like to go on a vacation with overseas.

The results were released on March 7th and the nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk and the nation’s sweetheart IU were voted #1.

Among the male celebrities, Yoo Jae Suk came in 1st place with 31.7% of the votes, followed by King Kim Soo Hyun from the popular MBC drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ with 16.7%. Third place went to Song Joong Ki with 12% and Hyun Bin with 11%.

Under the female celebrities, IU also received 31.7% of the votes and trailing behind IU were Shin Min Ah with 16.9% and SNSD‘s Yoona with 11%.

Which celebrity would you choose to go on a vacation with?


Source & Image: Star News via Nate

Se7en posts a hilarious picture on his twitter

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 05:01 AM PST


Se7en recently posted a hilarious tweet including MBLAQ’s Lee Joon and a picture of himself on his official twitter!

On March 7th Se7en tweeted, “MBLAQ’s Lee Joon said it is ok to show one side of my nipples in the main music programs. I sacrificed myself for those who are tired of their everyday life. Look at this and have a great laugh ^^ HAHA.

Along with this tweet he posted a picture of him performing his song on stage with one of his nipples popping through his shirt.

This sure did give me a good laugh! How about you guys?


Source: Se7en’s twitter

Thanks to Park Min Ri for the tip!

Lee Seung Gi, “What I notice first in a woman…”

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 04:26 AM PST


Singer/Actor Lee Seung Gi‘s recent confession is grabbing people’s attention.

During the behind scenes of his recent filming of a refrigerator CF, Lee Seung Gi was asked, “What do you notice first in a woman?

To people’s surprise, he replied without hesitation, “Size!“, and left many curious by leaving with, “You guys will see later.

The behind scenes also showed Lee Seung Gi carefully observing a female model’s sizes with a tape measurer.

The netizens commented after seeing the clip with, “Even his shocking confession is lovely” and “I bet he’s talking about a different kind of size.”

I guess we’ll just have to wait until the CF is released to find out what Lee Seung Gi meant. But what do you guys think?


Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Ivy reveals a recent photo in a black see through one piece

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 04:22 AM PST


Ivy revealed a photo of herself in a black see-through look.

Ivy uploaded these photos recently on her personal blog. She has caught the attention of the viewers with her seductive look and sexy body line.

Netizens commented, “Sexy = Ivy, no debate”, “Hurry and come back”, “I gotta give it to her, she’s pretty”.

In related news, Ivy is currently finishing up her album as she sets to finally come back in April.


Source: Starnews via Nate

Nine Muses releases ‘Ticket’ MV!

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 03:11 AM PST


After releasing a provocative teaser photo of Erin, followed by a series of additional eye candy, the full music video for Nine Muses‘ ‘Ticket‘ is finally here!

The song is very upbeat and catchy and the members all look absolutely beautiful. But that’s not a surprise as they are after all, the ‘model-dols’.

Check out the full music video for ‘Ticket’ below!

Thanks to Mindy for the tip!

Fat Cat poses for ‘Maxim’

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 02:51 AM PST


Talented singer Fat Cat has returned with a sexy new photoshoot for ‘Maxim‘ magazine that has heads turning everywhere!

Fat Cat is known for her dramatic transformations, such as with her “Like a Dream” and “Is Being Pretty Everything” comebacks. She doesn’t disappoint, as she’s come with a sultry new look that incorporates brunette locks and spunky blonde hair. The pictorial showcased an innocent image as well as a sexy one, which we haven’t previously seen before from the singer.

A staff on set commented, “Fat Cat is able to turn any hair style or article of clothing into something entirely her own. More than anything, her bright, innocent image is her best strength.”

Fat Cat will be making her “Like a Dream” comeback on March 9th.


Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

Sandara Park uploads a photo of herself from 2NE1′s upcoming PV

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 01:44 AM PST

2NE1′s cutie, Sandara Park, revealed on her me2day a photo of herself on March 7th commenting, “Did you watch the short version of our music video? What’s left is the full version and the live performance! Please watch the short version and wait for us! I think our new song is completely addicting in every aspect. Oh! The final episode of ‘Kiss Note’ has been revealed too! Have you watched it yet?

Netizens commented, “You look better without makeup“, “I didn’t recognize you at first“, “Is your concept hip-hop this time?“, “Your pigtails are so cute“.

2NE1 will be revealing their first Japanese album on March 28th. The members are currently preparing for their busy schedules in Japan.


Source & Image: Dara’s me2day

B.A.P.’s Zelo has something to say about being grouped with “naughty hands” stars

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 01:37 AM PST


Amid the fans’ hot topic discussions of “polite hands” and “naughty hands,” B.A.P.‘s Zelo‘s “naughty hands” are particularly receiving a lot of attention.

The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ actor Yeo Jin Goo, has been selected as the the representative “polite hands” star, whose manners warm people’s hearts. In particular, a screen cap of his interaction with SISTAR‘s Bora, titled ”Yeo Jin Goo’s manner hands,” is making fans smile, as his hands are seen hovering/lightly resting on her shoulder.

On the other hand, Yeo Jin Goo’s co-star Kim Soo Hyun‘s hands have been called “naughty hands” for him wrapping his hands around Han Ga In‘s waist or touching her lips during filming. Other “naughty hands” stars are 2PM‘s Wooyoung and Taecyeon, who were both seen boldly putting their hands on the female models’ waists during a photoshoot. However, the one that stands out the most is B.A.P.’s maknae Zelo and his “naughty hands” in photos with fellow member Jongup, where Zelo is seen putting his hand on Jongup’s stomach, or reaching out to touch Jongup’s cheek.

Zelo, who is one of the youngest idols, will reveal how he became a “naughty hands” star on MBC‘s ‘Show Champion,’ which airs every Tuesday at 7 PM KST and is filmed live at Seoul’s Live House AX-KOREA.


Source + Image: Sports World via Naver

Yoo Jae Suk snaps a pic of BoA at a filming of ‘Running Man’

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 12:46 AM PST

Pop star BoA recently shared a photo of herself taken by none other than the "King of MC" Yoo Jae Suk.

The singer uploaded the picture via Twitter with the caption: "Master Yoo took this photo of me." Shen then added "He's been working hard all morning. Yesterday, he even went ahead with the filming even though it was rainy. I still have a long way to go to catch up to his work ethics."

The picture was later found to be taken at a filming of a ‘Running Man’ episode featuring BoA as the guest celebrity. In the so called “Master Yoo-taken photo,” we see the 25 year-old posing playfully in a casual black rain coat and track pants.

"She looks so pretty, even in casual clothes," commented one netizen, "I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Running Man episode with BoA."

Meanwhile, the upcoming episode of Running Man featuring BoA is said to air at the end of the month.

Source: BoA‘s Twitter

ZE:A’s Kwanghee sheds his “variety image” for ‘High Cut’

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 12:21 AM PST

The members of ZE:A seem to be quite busy lately. Not only is member Siwan expanding his acting career, but Kwanghee as well has been broadening his activities with a pictorial for ‘High Cut‘ to add to the list.

Kwanghee’s normally known for his goofy off-stage image where he’s either rambling on talk shows or performing gag on variety shows. He’s put all that to the side this time by making a 180 degree transformation into a moussed up metrosexual for ‘High Cut’ magazine.

From sharp gazes to strong poses full of masculinity, he pulls off the eyeliner and nail polish well by pulling it all together into a sleek couture look.

Netizens commented, “Seeing Kwanghee like this makes him seem so manly,” “He matches this image well,” and “Let’s go with this as ZE:A’s next concept!”

Source + Photos: Review Star via Naver

B2ST’s Doojoon snaps a picture with fellow members Yoseob and Dongwoon

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 12:10 AM PST


B2ST’s Doojoon recently took a playful picture with fellow members Yoseob and Dongwoon.

On March 7th, Doojoon posted this picture on his twitter along with the caption “Kids“.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the boys of B2ST and they are looking finer than ever.

Netizens who have seen this picture commented, “The two people in the back are more eye-catching than Doojoon.” and “Those are three cuties!

In related news, B2ST was in Singapore on the 3rd for their ‘Beautiful show in Singapore’ concert!

Source: Doojoon’s Twitter

[Spoilers: Dream High 2] Who gets eliminated from the Super Idol Audition?

Posted: 06 Mar 2012 11:59 PM PST

With the theme for the third trial of the Super Idol Auditions being love, the students paired up to portray the emotional sincerity of love through ‘couple’ performances in the 12th episode of ‘Dream High 2‘. With JB defying President Lee Kang Chul (Kim Jung Tae) by proposing to Shin Haesung (Kang Sora) and thus kindling the flame of a love scandal, the two become closer as they practice for their performance.

Meanwhile, Yoojin (2AM‘s Jinwoon) and Rian (T-ara‘s Jiyeon) work as a team, each with a heavy heart as they diligently strive to achieve first place. Yoojin uncovers the hidden motives of President Kang Chul and producer Shin Jae In (Yoon Hee Sook) of only using him a pacemaker or a bait, for the real super idol, JB, to work harder. Meanwhile, Rian grapples with her past feelings for JB.

After the two teams become emotionally closer with daily practices of the tango, the teams get ready for their final performance. With JB and Haesung giving a cheerful and sweet performance, Yoojin and Rian give a contrasting heartbreaking performance as Rian tells Yoojin, “Love isn’t always that sweet…Just watch, I’ll make everyone on my side.

Before producer Shin Jae In announces the first place ‘couple’, he surprises the students and teachers with a twist. One student will be named the ‘worst’ and eliminated from the Super Idol Auditions. To the nervous students, Shin Jae In announces “The person eliminated today is…JB.

Check out the student performances while predicting JB’s reaction!

Ailee and JR: “Summer’s Night” from ‘Grease

JB and Shin Haesung: “Bobbed Hair“–Kim Jong Seo

Rian and Yoojin: “Romeo n Juliet“–Clazziquai


[ Note : This post reflects the opinions of the author, not necessarily those of allkpop ]


What an interesting twist. It’s actually quite an interesting obstacle to JB’s dream, although I suspect that JB’s tribulations and punishment haven’t even started yet for rebelling against the President. While we don’t know whether JB was actually voted out because of his poor performance, because Haesung wasn’t allowed to shine during the performance, or if there were some manipulations with the result, the final ending integrates the ‘dream’ concept we were starting to lose with all the romance and heart palpitations (that of course, we all loved).

There was no threat to JB because his dream of becoming a singer was to enjoy his “sweet success”. With the employment of Yoojin as the pacemaker, I hope JB not only truly faces a hardship, but that Yoojin will help uncover his ambition and dreams. Yoojin has been jumping sides, from the ‘free-spirited rocker’ to the ‘hoping to become super-idol’, draining my love for him in the beginning of the drama (and don’t get me started on his denial of love for Haesung). What is Yoojin’s true dream, true ambition, without his emotional scars and parents burdening him?

And because it needs to be mentioned, I’ve seen various comments on Rian for this episode including the usual criticism of her ‘bitchy’ attitude in wanting to avenge JB. I actually think that in this episode, Rian’s character was given a more vulnerable and emotional aspect. The tears from her performance, the proposal to Yoojin to sing the more heartbreaking song of love, truly embodied her conflicting emotions. Up until now, viewers only got to see the jealous Rian hurting Haesung and JB, but now they finally get to see the Rian who cares for JB genuinely.

Ha Ji Won & Lee Seung Gi’s poster for ‘The King 2 Hearts’ released

Posted: 06 Mar 2012 11:40 PM PST

MBC‘s highly anticipated Wednesday/Thursday drama, ‘The King 2 Hearts‘, has released a dreamy official poster featuring lead roles Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi!

Dressed in princely attire, Lee Seung Gi is seen lightly holding Ha Ji Won by the waist, who’s looking off to the far distance while dressed in a simple yet elegant outfit. The pink undertones and the soft lighting add a vintage and romantic effect that gives viewers a glimpse into another world all their own.

The poster filming was held last month on the 14th, and it’s been said that the staff was surprised by just how well the two worked together. It only took a few cuts to earn the satisfaction of the photographer and many praised the “birth of a new trendy couple to dominate the first half of 2012.”

Producers stated, “Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi showed exceptional teamwork right off the bat and earned the praise of the staff members. Ha Ji Won’s goddess-like transformation and Lee Seung Gi’s prince uniform will be enough to raise anticipation for ‘The King 2 Hearts’.”

Check out the drama’s teaser video here if you haven’t already!

Source + Photos: Segye via Naver

Ooh La La Session confirms their member’s marriage and pregnancy rumors

Posted: 06 Mar 2012 11:17 PM PST

Mnet‘s ‘Super Star K3‘ winner, Ooh La La Session will be celebrating one of their member’s marriage in coming May.

Earlir today, Ooh La La Session‘s agency Mnet confirmed with OSEN via phone call that their member Kim Myung Hoon will be getting married to his girlfriend on May 12th. They also said, “The pregnancy rumor of his fiancee is true. She’s in the early stage of her pregnancy. We know that they have been talking about marriage for a long time now. Kim Myung Hoon doesn’t really think of himself as a celebrity and thought it was just like any other marriage between couples, so he didn’t make an official announcement.

His bride-to-be is known to be a fashion designer who is one year younger than Kim Myung Hoon. The two met before he auditioned for ‘Super Star K3′ and have been together for a year now.

At the break of the news, Ooh La La Session‘s other member Lim Yoon Taek tweeted, “I send my congrats to Myung Hoon and his fiancee for having unchanging love through the different environment and conditions ever since Super Star K. We will reply to all the support and love with our new album.

It seems like Ooh La La Session is full of happy news this year!

Meanwhile, keep an eye out for their new album set to drop near end of April.

Source+Picture: Star News via OSEN