Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Gummy and Bobby Kim release their collaboration track written by Tablo, “People These Days”" plus 19 more

"Gummy and Bobby Kim release their collaboration track written by Tablo, “People These Days”" plus 19 more


Gummy and Bobby Kim release their collaboration track written by Tablo, “People These Days”

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Singers Gummy and Bobby Kim who both received a lot of love from viewers through their appearances on MBC‘s ‘I Am a Singer‘ reunited for a duet song.

Their collaboration for “People These Days” is their first in a year and five months since the two dominated the charts with ‘Love Recipe‘ back in November of 2010. “People These Days” is about a couple who dreams of a enduring love in a fast-paced generation that only cares for new and convenient things. The lyrics to the song were penned by Gummy’s YG Entertainment label mate Tablo, and composed by PK & Dee. P.

The sweet vocals of Gummy and the charmingly deep voice of Bobby Kim come together in sweet harmony, creating the perfect song for the Spring season. The groovy medium tempo melody and acoustic instrumentals added to the mix presents an analog-style of music that’s hard to find these days.

Check it out below!

Source: Osen

Big Bang’s T.O.P only had 3 girlfriends

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 08:44 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s T.O.P revealed his dating experiences on the April 3rd broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘ ‘YG Family Special‘.

For the ‘YG X-File’ corner, Boom and Yang Se Hyung revealed the secrets of the YG stars.

Trying to dig through T.O.P’s secrets, the two asked him, “Do you have any dating experiences?“, to which T.O.P replied, “Until now, I have only dated 3 people. I’m not dating anyone right now.

Boom asked another question, “Does that mean you broke up?“, to which T.O.P replied with, “Of course I broke up.

Source: TV Daily via Nate

SS501 members reunite at wedding of B2M Entertainment CEO Gil Jong Hwa

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 08:23 AM PDT

B2M Entertainment CEO Gil Jong Hwa‘s wedding photos have been revealed online.

The reception photos from the wedding which took place on April 3rd at the Renaissance Hotel in Seoul were shared via SS501 member Kim Hyung Jun‘s fan page, ‘Pretty Boy‘.

Gil Jong Hwa was also previously the manager of old-school idol group Fin.K.L, and former member Lee Hyori served as the MC of the wedding, while Ock Joo Hyun sang for the new married couple.

Also in attendance were KARA‘s Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara, Nicole, and Park Gyuri, Rainbow‘s Kim Jae Kyung, Oh Seung Ah, Go Woori, Noel, Jung Yoon Hae, Kim Jisook, Cho Hyung Young, SPICA, as well as SS501 members Heo Young Saeng, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Hyung Jun, and Kim Kyu Jong.

Netizens who came across the photos remarked, “So many celebrities at this wedding,” “He knows so many people,” and “Good to see SS501 together again.”

Check out a fan cam of the SS501 boys singing Fin.K.L’s “Forever Love” at the wedding below!

Source & Image: TVDaily via Nate

U-KISS holds a fan meeting on a cruise ship

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 07:55 AM PDT

Idol group U-KISS held a fan meeting on the ‘Club Harmony’ cruise.

On April 3rd, the ‘Club Harmony’ cruise ship scheduled to travel to Incheon from Jeju Island could not depart due to the fierce winds and strong waves in Jeju. Inevitably, U-KISS’ fan meeting had to be held on the shores of Jeju Island.

Regardless, U-KISS’ fan meeting drew in an impressive number of 200 fans despite the circumstances, proving just how popular Hallyu star U-KISS really was.

A fan participating in the event remarked, “Maybe it’s because the fan meeting was held on deck, but it was even more exciting and new. U-KISS’ professionalism and manners on stage was really something.”

In related news, U-KISS successfully wrapped up a nationwide tour in Japan in front of 30,000 of their fans. They will be returning later this month with a new album produced by composer Kim Hyung Suk.

Source & Image: OSEN

IU’s skin tone change?

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 07:25 AM PDT


IU is receiving interest for her noticeably brighter skin tone.

Earlier today, a post was made on an online community board comparing IU’s skin during her debut days with her current appearance, and people are commenting that IU didn’t have the same light skin tone when she first debuted.

The pictures in the post are mostly of IU during her 2008 promotion of “Missing Child“. Even with make up on, IU’s skin definitely looks like it had more color. Other older photos of IU also showed her tanner skin.

Though some netizens are suggesting that the change was caused by whitening products and treatment, others are suggesting various explanations for her previously darker tone. When IU first debuted, her make up was usually toned down, and she was still in the process of maturing so her looks were prone to change. The difference in skin tone could also be due to lighting.

Netizens commented on the post, “She’s still pretty then and now“, “Does IU have slander forces? Why do people keep talking about her past?“, “I guess she continuously received whitening treatment. I’m jealous“, and “I was dark when I was little too, but I’m white now, it’s definitely possible for skin tone to change.

In related news, since the release of the Japanese version of “Good Day“, IU has been actively promoting the hot single in Japan.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

4minute’s HyunA comments on weight and dieting at ‘HyunA x SPICYCOLOR’ photo shoot

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:57 AM PDT

4minute‘s HyunA made a comment about her weight that’s been getting a lot of feedback from viewers.

The sexy and adorable idol told the Mnet Wide Entertainment News‘ reporter team, who interviewed her on location at a shoot for HyunA’s clothing brand ‘HyunA x SPICYCOLOR‘, that she’s gained a little bit of weight.

HyunA stated, “I like eating a lot and deal with stress through food, but it’s a bit overwhelming sometimes because of the attention I get for my figure. So during activities, I get concerned even when I gain just a little bit.”

She then revealed her own dieting strategies, “Instead of elevators, I try to take the stairs, and I tell myself to suppress my cravings, which helps a lot.”

HyunA even gave a tip to selca enthusiasts. She said to look at one’s side view and find the part one is most confident about, then take the picture near a bright light, raising the camera slightly. When asked why she uploads selcas frequently, she replied, “I hope fans can get also used to my casual, off-stage side.

The 4minute member’s pictorial production images and her refreshingly honest interview will air on the April 4th episode of Mnet’s ‘Wide Entertainment News.’

Source + Image: Newsen via Nate

T-ara’s Hyomin transforms into a war correspondent

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:33 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hyomin revealed a picture of herself transformed into a war journalist.

With Hyomin and Eunjung‘s trip to Europe fast approaching on April 10th, they held a 2-day meeting with 70 overnight staff members about the 8 night-9 day project. The music video and photo book project is being created for an upcoming 7-member girl group. A picture taken by photographer Jo Se Hyun of Hyomin during the meeting has gathered a lot of attention. Apparently, Hyomin herself edited the photo, changing herself into a uniformed war journalist with a giant military camera.

Hyomin revealed her thoughts on the trip: “With the transformation into a war correspondent in this picture, I will approach the Europe project with the same mindset as a war reporter.”

T-ara and the new 7-member rookie group that will accompany them will travel abroad to Italy on April 10th. T-ara has also been attracting a lot of buzz as they’ve reportedly purchased insurance equivalent to $10 million in case something were to happen during the trip in Europe.

Source + Image: Star News via Naver

f(x) Amber’s boyish charm in recent selca grabs the attention of fans

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:02 AM PDT

f(x) Ambers “boyish” selca has been getting attention lately.

On April 2nd, the star posted on me2day, “On rainy days~ I’m gonna stay home and play!” and uploaded the selca above. The photo shows the singer sporting a short haircut and wearing no make-up in a close-up for the camera. Amber seems to know that her charm comes from her unique tomboy style.

Fans wrote, “It’s raining a lot outside, so have plenty of rest at home,” “Unnie, you’re so cute!” and “Were you mentioning B2ST‘s song?

Source: Amber’s me2day

Secret’s Sunhwa recent selcas draw interest for her beauty

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Sunhwa recently updated her fans with a few selcas.

On her personal hompage, she uploaded the above pictures with the title, “daily life of 2012/3/31.“ The SECRET member’s adorable photos had fans commenting on her long wavy hair, innocent charm, and cute expressions.

Sunhwa’s fans left comments stating, “Sunhwa’s recent photos came out well,” “I want SECRET to make a comeback soon,” and “Sunhwa is a goddess.”

SECRET received a lot of interest for their successful fan meeting in Singapore held with label mate B.A.P.

Source+Picture: Newsen

INFINITE releases special video for ‘Second Invasion – Evolution’!

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 05:34 AM PDT

INFINITE recently released their teaser for their encore concert ‘Second Invasion – Evolution‘, and Woolim Entertainment has now uploaded official clips of the concert previously streamed live on Youtube!

The 2 hour 19 minute video will show exclusive footage of the INFINITE members from their debut to the present and end with five performances from their ‘Second Invasion – Evolution’ concert.

Check out the full video below:

Tip: Jhaira Cruz

Jessica and Lee Dong Wook spotted together?

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 05:06 AM PDT

Dating rumors surrounding Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica and her ‘Wild Romance‘ co-star Lee Dong Wook are on the rise again after Dispatch released photos of the two at a birthday party for comedian Jung Joon Ha.

The two appear friendly in the photos, but both management agencies are denying rumors of an alleged romantic relationship. King Kong Entertainment, the actor’s agency, stated to Sports Seoul, “They became friendly because of their drama, and they were exchanging greetings as they were meeting for the first time in a while. They are definitely not dating or in any kind of serious relationship.”

“They didn’t even go to the party together; they went separately and just happened to meet there. We’re under the impression that there were many non-celebrities and other friends of Jung Joon Ha who were there at the party. It appears that they saw a familiar face out of the large crowd and decided to sit together.”

SM Entertainment also denied the rumors stating, “She was invited to Jung Joon Ha's birthday party, and they just happened to sit at the same table,” assuring fans that the meeting between the two stars was just a coincidence.

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Source & Photos: Dispatch, Sports Seoul
Tip: Cornelia

Tracklist for 4minute’s ‘Volume Up’ mini-album released!

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 04:25 AM PDT

The tracklist for 4minute‘s upcoming mini-album featuring upcoming single “Volume Up” has been released!

Check out the list below:

01. Get On The Floor (Lyrics & Composition: Lim Sang Hyuk, Kim Dong Ryul)
02. Volume Up (Lyrics: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado, Yoohoo; Composition: Shinsadong Tiger, Rado)
03. I'm OK (Lyrics & Composition: Rado)
04. Say My Name (Lyrics & Composition: Seo Jae Woo, Seo Yong Bae)
05. Femme Fatale (Lyrics: M, David Kim; Composition: Kim Do Hyun)
06. Dream Racer (Lyrics & Composition: THE KOXX )
07. Black Cat (Lyrics: Min Yeon Jae, Jang Jun Ho, Gong Hyun Shik; Composition: Jang Jun Ho, Gong Hyun Shik)

Shinhwa‘s Lee Min Woo, credited as M, contributed to the lyrics of ‘Femme Fatale‘ along with group Dalmatian‘s Day Day (David Kim).

Tip: Thanks Bin!

Shin Se Kyung suffers photoshop mishap on bus advertisement

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 04:00 AM PDT

An unfortunate photoshop mishap was spotted in an endorsement with Shin Se Kyung.

Recently on an online community board, the above picture was posted with the caption, “Shin Se Kyung’s embarrassing leg length? The bus advertisement is great.“ The picture showed Shin Se Kyung posing in a tight blue dress for an alcoholic drink advertisement.

However, when the advertisement was fitted for the bus billboard, her legs were edited to be unrealistically elongated.

Netizens commented, ”I was shocked to see her leg length. The bus advertisement pride,” and ”Shin Se Kyung’s embarrassing photoshop, too much editing becomes poisonous.

Source + Picture: Star News via Naver

‘K-Pop Star’ Lee Ha Yi tops online voting for six consecutive weeks

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 03:30 AM PDT

K-Pop Star‘ finalist, Lee Ha Yi has topped the online voting chart for six consecutive weeks.

Online voting immediately began after the April 1st live broadcast of SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Star’ and as of April 3rd 9:30PM KST, there have been a total of 32,258 votes.

Lee Ha Yi has once again placed 1st with 31% of the votes followed by Park Ji Min, who has 21% of the votes. Third place is currently Lee Seung Hoon with 18% of votes, and Lee Michelle and Baek Ah Yeon both with 15% of votes.

Unfortunately, this is Lee Michelle’s third consecutive week for having the lowest amount of online votes. She has been able to safely move onto the next round by high scores from the three judges.

Netizens commented, “Why isn’t Lee Michelle receiving a lot of votes?“, “Lee Ha Yi is really amazing. She gives me no choice but to vote for her“, and “I really don’t want to see Lee Michelle and Baek Ah Yeon become eliminated.

The audition program determines who moves onto the next round based on the scoring system as follows: 30% from viewer’s mobile votes, 10% from online votes, and 60% from the judges’ score.

Don’t miss this week’s live broadcast of ‘K-Pop Star’ airing on April 8th at 6PM KST!

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

2AM’s Jo Kwon crowned as “president of idols” by peers

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 03:01 AM PDT

Vocal group 2AM‘s leader Jo Kwon has been crowned as the “president of idols” by his peers.

The April 4th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Weekly Idols‘ featured another ‘Idol Self-Ranking‘ segment, which had idols vote for their “idol president”. Candidates were Girls GenerationsSooyoung, JYJ‘s Kim Jae Joong, Big Bang‘s TOP, and more. However, Jo Kwon topped the chart and earned the title as president.

It was revealed that fellow idols voted for the 2AM leader because of his long trainee years, overflowing charisma, and talented variety skills. Nine Muses and SPICA, who voted for Jo Kwon, commented, “It seems like it’d be a fun nation with Jo Kwon as President.”

In particular, MC Jung Hyun Don called the 2AM member during the episode to congratulate him. Jo Kwon expressed his gratitude and stated, “I would like to turn this country into a happy nation with my music and kkab,” causing viewers to laugh.

Source & Image: TV Daily via Nate

Ha Ji Won talks about her first love on ‘Win Win’

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 02:33 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won recently shared the story of her first love on ‘Win Win‘.

She stated, “The first person I dated was an oppa I knew since high school. I was such a newbie when it came to relationships that I would freeze if he tried even a tiny bit of skinship. My boyfriend would sometimes say, ‘I feel like I’m hugging a piece of wood’.”

The hosts of the program then asked, “Did you ever introduce your boyfriend to your parents?” Ha Ji Won responded, “During my school days my mom used to purposely call my guy friends over and feed them good food. So I invited my boyfriend over and introduced him to my parents.

Ha Ji Won also discussed the enviable kiss scenes she’s had with male co-stars on the same episode, which broadcasts April 3rd at 11:15PM KST on KBS 2TV.

Source + Image: My Daily via Nate

2PM transform into firemen for Eversense

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 02:00 AM PDT

2PM has been drawing attention because of their recent transformation into firemen.

The group released a video featuring the members on set for a commercial in Thailand through their official YouTube channel. Fans have been especially interested for this endorsement due to the unique concept. As endorsement models for body product Eversense, all six of the members became firemen. The making-of video showed them heading out to take care of an emergency situation as soon as the siren rang.

Apparently, the boys showed professionalism on camera, but off camera they were goofing around and playing cute games with each other. The 2PM members used props to become video game fighters, and Junho started a game called ‘Let’s Draw Chan Sung‘. The boys’ playfulness brought laughs to the staff and created a lively atmosphere on set.

Fans can watch ‘Real 2PM‘ videos through their official YouTube channel. In related news, 2PM will be having their upcoming concert, ‘Budokan 6 days‘ at the end of May.

Check out the making-of clip for the Eversense endorsement below:

Sulli’s April Fools’ prank with Heechul: “It was all planned”

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 01:34 AM PDT

Girl group f(x)‘s Sulli and idol group Super Junior‘s Heechul revealed the truth behind their April Fools’ prank.

On April 3rd, Sulli changed the title of the picture on her me2day to “Did you enjoy April Fool’s day? That was all planned with Heechul oppa.”

Heechul previously changed his SNS account name to “Sulli” and uploaded a picture of Sulli in her school uniform, which caused all sorts of speculation. He also wrote comments on KARA Jiyoung‘s page with the new name, pulling a very cute April Fool’s prank.

In the picture, Heechul has on a clean suit and is sipping on a drink at an outdoor cafe while looking off into the distance with his trademark cool, carefree expression.
Fans commented, “The prank was really enjoyable,” and “It’s nice to see the oppa & dongseng relationship between the two.”

Source + Image: Osen

Kim Soo Hyun to reveal behind-the-scene stories of ‘Moon-Sun’ on ‘Taxi’

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 01:01 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun will be revealing behind-the-scene stories of the popular drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘ on the upcoming episode of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘.

Producer Kim Jong Hoon of ‘Taxi’ stated, “We asked Kim Soo Hyun about making an appearance on ‘Taxi’ towards the end of 2011, before the ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun’ became popular. When he made his visit to ‘Taxi’ despite his busy schedule after the drama ended, we were really grateful for his loyalty.

‘Taxi’, which has been gaining popularity because if its honest interviews with celebrities, will be airing Kim Soo Hyun’s episode on April 5th KST.

Source + image via Nate

Sohee shares three key facial expressions with fans

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 12:42 AM PDT

Wonder GirlsSohee revealed a set of three photos to her Twitter followers on April 1st.

Along with the shots, the idol tweeted, “Selca time with Jane,” who is apparently a JYP Entertainment staff member close to the star.

Fans noted how Sohee gave different facial expressions in each picture, even changing the lighting for each photo. They seemed especially excited as Sohee is known for her blank expressions.

Followers commented, “You’re so full of cuteness!“, “Unnie, you’re so adorable“, and “Please do Twitter time as well!

Source + Photos: Wonder Girls Sohee’s Twitter