Thursday, April 26, 2012

"F.CUZ releases their new mini-album, ‘For Century Ultimate Zest’" plus 19 more

"F.CUZ releases their new mini-album, ‘For Century Ultimate Zest’" plus 19 more


F.CUZ releases their new mini-album, ‘For Century Ultimate Zest’

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 08:27 AM PDT

F.CUZ is back after a year and a half with their newest mini-album 'For Century Ultimate Zest‘!

With the addition of two new members, the boys are ready to win the hearts of their fans with various appeals, and their sound proves how much they have grown as musicians during their time away from the music scene.

Check out their new songs below, and let us know which is your favorite!

[ ANSWER THE PHONE ]

[ JANUS ]

[ RISE UP ]

[ BE GOOD TO ME WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER ]

[ BE GOOD TO ME WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER, Remix DJ Rubato ]

[ NO.1 ] *Title Track*

Tip : Jae

B.A.P. releases new mini album ‘POWER’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 08:09 AM PDT

B.A.P.‘s new mini-album ‘POWER‘ has been released.

The group’s second album features 4 tracks in all, and like the “Warriors” that they are, the titles included suggest a strong and aggressive theme. B.A.P. will be covering genres from dance to rap and hip hop.

‘POWER’ was officially released on April 27th at 12:00AM KST. Remember to support the group by purchasing the album and check out the tracks from ‘POWER’ below:

Fight For Freedom

POWER

What the Hell

It’s All Lies

F.CUZ music video for “No.1″ released!

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:50 AM PDT

F.CUZ made a comeback after 1 year and 5 months with “No.1“, and a teaser was released earlier on Cyworld Music.

The music video for the title track of their 3rd mini-album ‘F.CUZ‘ (For Century Ultimate Zest) has now been unleashed!

Watch F.CUZ’s full music video for “No.1″ below!

Kim Tae Hee is a Maldives goddess for ‘Marie Claire’

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:24 AM PDT

Actress Kim Tae Hee has been featured in a photo shoot for Marie Claire magazine set in the Maldives.

With the bright sunlight hitting the emerald colored ocean in the background, Kim Tae Hee literally looks like an island goddess as she modeled a variety of flowy dresses. The actress displayed a set of sophisticated yet seductive looks with ease.

A member of the photo shoot commented, “Maldives’ beautiful nature and Kim Tae Hee’s poses complemented each other beautifully to form an enchanting and dreamy atmosphere. Even under the burning sun, Kim Tae Hee worked hard in order to make it the best photo shoot.

Kim Tae Hee’s full photo shoot can be seen in the May edition of ‘Marie Claire’.

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Source + Image: Segye via Nate

Who do female university students choose as the F4 of idols?

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 06:54 AM PDT

Female university students have chosen the idols who they feel should make the “idol F4“!

During the most recent episode of MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion‘, they announced the members of the idol F4, who were specifically chosen by female students.

For the sexy, charismatic F4 member, there were strong nominees such as 2PM‘s Taecyeon and Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon. However, Big Bang‘s T.O.P. was the winner with voters citing his handsome looks and sexy deep voice.

As for the soft and sensitive F4 idol worthy enough to follow in ‘Boys Over FlowerKim Hyun Joong‘s footsteps, CNBlue‘s Jung Yonghwa was chosen. 2PM‘s Wooyoung was chosen as the delightful member, and SHINee‘s Taemin was chosen as the young idol member whom the female students “would want to keep in their pockets as a pet“.

During this corner, MC Shindong was also a nominee for the delightful member. However, one of the female students commented during her interview, “Shindong has a girlfriend. So pass.” Shindong hilariously quipped, “You too, pass.

Viewers commented on the chosen members of the “idol F4″ with, “If the four actually got together that would be a great picture,” “Jung Yonghwa really fits the description,” and “Just imagining the four together puts a smile on my face.

Which idols would make your personal F4?

Source + Image: Star news via Nate

Grab the Look: G-Dragon’s jet-setting style

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Big Bang didn’t fail to impress with their unique and eye-catching fashion on April 14th as they set off for Vietnam, where over 2000 fans awaited them at the airport. All the cameras were especially flash-ready as they focused on what ‘King of Fashion’ G-Dragon would be wearing next. Known for his shocking and eclectic style, he stunned fans with a more everyday outfit. Sporting a casual layered look, G-Dragon proved that he could still be a fashionista with simple pieces. But of course, he still made to sure to pop with an added touch of his fiery red leather jacket!

This is a great look, not just for jet setting, but for being a combo of essential pieces that all guys should have in their wardrobes. All the different pieces and layers can be mixed-and-matched. Versatility, fashion, and comfort- all in one!

Steal G-Dragon’s hip airport fashion with these tips:

Building up layers: G-Dragon Style 101. It’s fool-proof! Wherever you decide to stop in the ‘layer spectrum’, the outfit will still look complete. Layer 1: simple tank or tee! G-Dragon wears a low-scoop neck, striped tank here. Layer 2: plaid button-up shirt! Leave it open for a casual, hipster feel like G-Dragon does. Layer 3: leather jacket! G-Dragon goes bold with a bright red jacket, but they can get expensive and hard to find. A black leather jacket or vest will do!

To finish off G-Dragon’s airport outfit, put on some ripped jeans that come up higher on the ankle (or cuffed regular jeans), thick black belt with decorative buckle, comfy black sneakers (with a hint of your socks on display), and cheetah-print sunglasses. Now that you have the tips to ‘grab the look’… class dismissed!

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Tell us what you think! Was G-Dragon dressed to impress for Vietnam? Ladies, would you like this look on your man?

 

Image Sources: As marked

Hello Venus releases 1st mini-album teaser!

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 05:55 AM PDT

Pledis Entertainment‘s upcoming girl group Hello Venus has released their first official mini-album teaser!

The six lovely ladies of Hello Venus, After School‘s sister group, will be debuting on May 9th KST.

Until then, watch their first teaser below and stay tuned for updates:

Source: Hello Venus’ Youtube
Tip: fil

IU and her agency have a ‘verbal battle’ on Twitter

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 05:44 AM PDT

Singer IU and her agency, LOEN Entertainment, have once again amused fans as they were seen having a “verbal battle” on Twitter.

To celebrate Sunny Hill‘s comeback with their title song “Is the White Horse Coming“, LOEN Entertainment wrote on their official Twitter, “Receive an Asea Prinsoo t-shirt just by requesting Sunny Hill’s ‘Is the White Horse Coming’ on the radio! 10 winners will be selected and will receive a signed Asea Prinsoo t-shirt.”

Upon seeing the mini radio event, IU showed a lukewarm reaction by replying, “Who would request the song just to receive that t-shirt!!” Her agency immediately tweeted back with, “Singer Ms. IU, you’re making things difficult if you behave like this,” and attached a photo of IU poking her head out the window of a car while wearing the t-shirt as if she was bragging.

IU later changed her tone and showed her support for the event by tweeting, “Everyone, please send in lots of requests^^.”

Fans who came across their conversation commented, “They both are hilarious,” “I’ll be requesting,” and “Then why are you wearing it IU? Keke.”

Source: LOEN’s Twitter, IU’s Twitter

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk shows off his airport fashion

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 05:18 AM PDT

Super Junior's Eunhyuk recently shared a photo while he was en route to Indonesia, receiving much attention from fans due to his as-per-usual fashionable attire.

The singer shared via Twitter:

He is seen in the picture sporting a denim jacket, a red fitted cap, and a pair of large sun glasses to accentuate the look.

Followers have responded: "I hope you guys all the best in Indonesia!" "He sure can dress to impress," and "Hope you have a safe flight oppa!"

Source & Photo: Eunhyuk’s Twitter

CNBLUE’s Lee Jungshin transforms into a bad boy for Cosmopolitan

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 04:43 AM PDT

Lee Jungshin of CNBLUE was featured as a main model for a photo shoot with fashion magazine Cosmopolitan.

The bassist will take part in a series of fashion photo pieces titled “Wild Lovers”, set to be included in the May issue of the magazine. The concept will transform the idol into a new image, shedding his normally clean-cut look for a more urban, “bad boy” concept.

A 54-second behind-the-scenes teaser was also released, showcasing the different photo shoot locations and a taste of the outfits worn by Jungshin.

Meanwhile, Jungshin's promotions with CNBLUE for their single “Hey You” were recently completed. All four members will take part in their individual activities until further notice.

Source & image: Herald Biz via Naver

Performances from April 26th’s ‘M! Countdown One Asia Tour: Hello Japan’

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 04:11 AM PDT

Mnet's ‘M! Countdown‘ is back with another spectacular  special episode chock-full of exciting performances, this time taking place in Japan as part of their special officially dubbed ‘M! Countdown One Asia Tour: Hello Japan‘!

Today’s show was brought to you by two special MCs: miss A‘s Suzy and MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon!

Aside from the variety of stages performed by all of the artists we absolutely adore, boy group U-KISS made their long awaited return through the musical program with “DORADORA

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Busker Busker, 4minute, and SISTAR, however Mnet will announce the winner on May 3rd.

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Performers tonight included MBLAQ, F.T.Island, Supernova, miss A, U-KISS, 4minute, SISTAR, SECRET, A Pink, Yoon Mi Rae, Dynamic Duo, Tiger JK, John Park, J Soul Brothers, E-Girls, and Busker Busker!

Check out the performances below:

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< MBLAQ ― “This is War” + “Run“>

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< A Pink ― “My My (Remix Ver.)” >

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< John Park ― “Falling” >

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< Supernova ― “Stupid Love” + “Saturday” >

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< SECRET ― “Madonna” + “Love is Move (Remix Ver.) >

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< miss A ― “Over U” + “Touch” >

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< Busker Busker ― “Cherry Blossom Ending” >

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< *Special Stage* M.I.B ― History of Hip-Hop >

* Video coming soon *

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< Dynamic Duo ― “Friday Night” >

* Video coming soon *

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< Tiger JK & Yoon Mi Rae >

* Video coming soon *

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< SISTAR ― “Alone” >

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< 4minute ― Intro + “Volume Up” >

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< F.T. Island ―Severely” + “Like the Birds” >

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< *Special Stage* J Soul Brothers >

* Video coming soon *

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< *Special Stages* Korean Wave History (SISTAR’s Hyorin, John Park, A Pink, MBLAQ, Supernova) >

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E.Via’s MV teaser for “Insanity Love”

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT

Talented female rapper E.Via released her mini-albume.viagradation‘ yesterday, and a teaser for what’s likely “Insanity Love” (or “Crazy Fate”) featuring Lee Soo of M.C. to the Max is now out.

The music video teaser has a solemn, brooding mood, and features e.via’s trademark breakneck rap from the song. Enigmatically, the names Seo Sun and Han Hyuck Jin are overlayed onto the teaser, and they’re speculated to be actors who will star in the music video alongside e.via.

Check out the teaser for “Insanity Love”, which is due out April 27th KST, below:

Translation:

“My first love gave me laughter, and the second gave me tears. My third love taught me what leaving is. He stole my heart. [And now] I, who loves you, has already died.”

U-KISS makes a fierce comeback with “DORADORA” on ‘M! Countdown One Asia Tour: Hello Japan’

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 03:13 AM PDT

Idol group U-KISS is finally back with the release of their 6th mini album 'DORADORA'!

Their title song "DORADORA" is a powerful dance track that lays a funky beat as the foundation, and combines a bit of Dubstep. The melodically charismatic beat of the song will be sure to display U-KISS' unique masculine charm that sets them apart from other idols out there.

The boys returned with their comeback stage on today’s episode of ‘M! Countdown One Asia Tour: Hello Japan’ with “DORADORA”!

Don’t miss out and check it out! View the rest of today’s special here!

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4minute’s Jiyoon and Gayoon post a silly photo from Japan

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 03:01 AM PDT

4minute members Jiyoon and Gayoon posted an adorable, comedic photo from Japan, where a special broadcast of ‘M! Countdown‘ took place.

Jiyoon uploaded the photo on April 25th and tweeted, “We are in Japan. Gayoon said her legs hurt so Jiyoon has transformed into a chair!

The two girls of 4minute definitely look like stars in big sunglasses and flashy stage outfits, but their silly pose gives away that they’re still young kids at heart. Gayoon is seen sitting on Jiyoon’s legs, and both are smiling brightly as they show their playful side and sisterly bond.

Followers who saw the photos commented, “The members sure play well together,” “They are so cute,” and “Is Jiyoon showing off her strength? Or is Gayoon that light?

Source & Photo: Jiyoon’s Twitter

Noh Hong Chul shaves off his trademark moustache and goatee

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 02:30 AM PDT

Recent photos of entertainer Noh Hong Chul without his trademark moustache and goatee is drawing a lot of attention.

The photos were uploaded onto an online community site on April 25th along with the title, “Noh Hong Chul without his moustache. Almost couldn’t tell who he was.

The photo seems to be a screenshot of  TV Chosun‘s ‘Choi Hyun Woo, Noh Hong Chul’s Magic Hall‘, and the entertainer known for his energetic personality looks like a different person without his mustache and goatee.

Surprised netizens reacted to the photo saying, “He doesn’t look Noh Hong Chul without his moustache,” “He must have lost a bet and had no choice but to shave it off,” “I hope he grows it back out,” and more.

What do you think of his new look?

Source & Image: Economy Today via Nate

2NE1′s Park Bom shows off her new puppy ‘Summer’

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 02:02 AM PDT

Over the past couple of days, 2NE1‘s Park Bom has been completely smitten with her new puppy Summer, sharing back-to-back photo updates of the pup on her Twitter.

After a series of solo shots of the puppy, she returned with a selca taken right alongside Summer on April 25th by writing, “A photo to cherish Summer’s first day home~~*^^* Look at Summer’s paws ㅠㅠ They look so thick ㅠㅠ With cutie Summer *^_____^*.”

Netizens commented, “Bom (spring)’s little sister, Summer,” “Both are so cute,” and “Park Bom must be a big animal lover.”

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Source + Photos: Park Bom’s Official Twitter

Ailee poses with Mighty Mouth, Baechigi, and Soya at a recent MV shoot

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Ailee recently posted a silly photo of herself with Mighty Mouth‘s Shorry, Soya, and labelmates Baechigi.

Ailee tweeted,

The post sparked curiosity among fans everywhere who wondered if the photo was taken while filming Mighty Mouth’s upcoming comeback music video, or if there was an awesome collaboration in the works.

In related new, Baechigi released theirTo Mari” music video earlier this month, which also featured a mini cameo from Mighty Mouth and Ailee.

Source: Ailee’s Twitter

Who wore it better: Jang Geun Suk vs Lee Jae Hoon

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 01:20 AM PDT

It seems that time slot rivals, ‘Love Rain‘ actor Jang Geun Suk and ‘Fashion King‘ actor Lee Jae Hoon, have now also become fashion rivals.

Lee Jae Hoon is currently playing the chic yet warm character Jung Jae Hyuk on SBS‘ Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Fashion King‘. Jang Geun Suk, on the other hand, is playing a cold, rough character in the romantic Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Love Rain‘. However, both actors were able to represent their own styles in the same navy-colored jacket.

It was reported that the jacket was made by a famous designer. The jacket is of a simple navy color, but with its unique design and collar detail, it gives a fashion-forward, modern feel. Because the item is sufficiently fashionable on its own, both Lee Jae Hoon and Jang Geun Suk chose to wear a simple t-shirt underneath.

Although they are in the same outfit, the two actors were able to draw out different charms, further gathering the interests of viewers towards their rivalry.

Who do you think wore the jacket better, Lee Jae Hoon or Jang Geun Suk?

Source: Osen

KARA’s Jiyoung receives a signed copy of Shinhwa’s latest album

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 01:01 AM PDT

Last week, veteran K-pop group Shinhwa made an appearance on ‘Invincible Youth 2.

On April 25th, KARA‘s Jiyoung posted a photo of herself with her gift from Shinhwa. She tweeted, ”I will listen well to the album from my seniors Shinhwa, who filmed ‘Invincible Youth’ with me the other day!☺

In the photo, Jiyoung is smiling brightly beside a signed copy of Shinhwa’s latest album, ‘The Return‘. The legendary idol members were also thoughtful enough to leave short personal notes for their hoobae.

One fan noted a particular message left for Jiyoung, commenting, “Looks like you received Shinhwa’s album~ ^^ If you look at the cover of the album, in small letters it reads, ‘Jiyoung, you are the prettiest,’ kekeke.

It looks like even “ultra seniors” Shinhwa can’t resist Jiyoung’s sweet charm.

Source: Jiyoung’s Twitter

Big Bang’s Japanese tour set to play in front of 150,000 and gross over $27 million

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 12:40 AM PDT

Big Bang, who made waves earlier this year with their Korean mini-album, is set to embark on a large-scale Japanese tour that is expected to pull in approximately 150,000 people and gross over 31.5 billion Won (~$27 million USD).

On May 17th, Big Bang will launch their tour, which will be taking place in major Japanese cities such as Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama, and Fukoka, for a total of 13 shows. Each show will be playing to an audience of over 10,000 people, resulting in a total audience of over 150,000.

The tour was originally set for only 10 shows, but it was increased to 13 after pre-sales for the tickets, which were initially exclusive for fan club members, sold out completely. The competition for the tickets are to a point that there are currently an increase in the number of scalpers who are reselling the tickets online at a high price. Overall, the tour is expected to gross over $27 million just through ticket sales alone, and is expected to make extensive additional earnings through various merchandise and memorabilia.

Following the Japan tour, Big Bang will kick off a large-scale world tour, which is expected to span over 16 countries and 25 cities across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Anticipation for this tour is extremely high, as Big Bang’s promotional visits to Taiwan and Vietnam earlier this year resulted in a huge turnout of fans at the airport.

Source & Image: StarNews