Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Jay Park & Taemin display their friendship on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Jay Park & Taemin display their friendship on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

Jay Park & Taemin display their friendship on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 08:16 AM PDT

The ‘Immortal Song 2‘ artists celebrated the life and career of legendary singer Hyun In.

Hyun In was a popular artist of the 50′s and 60′s, who has gifted Korea with hits such as “Love in A Dream“, “Be Strong, Geum Soon“, “Lucky Seoul“, “Bésame Mucho” as well as many others that have brought citizens both smiles and tears.

This episode drew much attention, as the artists shined more on this Hyun In special than any other before it.

Rookie singer Ailee unveiled her sexy appeals with a fierce performance, singing her rendition of Hyun In’s “Bésame Mucho”, pleasantly surprising her other senior singers.

And Ali who sang an R&B version of “Rain on Gomoryeong Hill” along with No Brain who sang a punky rock version of “Lucky Seoul” became one with the audience members, turning the heat in the studio.

Jay Park who gave “Moon Night in Shilla” a R&B and Blues twist went to the finals on this week’s episode but lost to No Brain, after also coming out on top on the Lee Eun Ha special last week. Additionally, Jay Park and Taemin displayed their friendship by briefly dancing together to “Sherlock” and hugging.

Check out the clips from the episode below!

Jay Park & Taemin briefly dancing together & sharing a hug:

Jay Park





Sung Hoon

No Brain

Source & Image: XportsNews via Nate

Big Bang welcomed by over 2000 fans at Ho Chi Minh Airport, Vietnam

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 07:31 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport in Vietnam on April 14th was welcomed by 2,000 fans.

Despite their late-night arrival time of 11PM, the Big Bang fans are reported to have waited for the group many hours before. Apparently, the fans were a little too excited as they apparently rushed in on the group immediately after the members arrived. The Big Bang members were escorted to emergency exits previously prepared by airport security.

Placards and banners for Big Bang are reported to be plastered all over the city of Ho Chi Minh by fans in anticipation for their concert.

An international refreshment company is sponsoring the concert in Vietnam, and Big Bang will be just one of 18 acts to perform in front of a crowd of 30,000.

In related news, Big Bang previously arrived on April 9th at the Taiwan International Airport and was greeted by 1,200 fans.

Source: Osen
Tip: Thanks, STAR!

Chae Yeon will not take legal action against false reports claiming suicide attempt

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 06:57 AM PDT

Chae Yeon has recently found herself swept up in rumors from the Chinese media about a suicide attempt.

Her agency stated on April 14th, “In China, there were reports that Chae Yeon had attempted suicide. Fans were of course very worried, but her family was quite shocked as well.” They continued, “Within the agency, we have decided that it would be better to just let this pass quietly, and thus, will not be taking legal action against the media outlet.”

“Chae Yeon is doing well and is healthy. There is no need to worry,” they added, putting fans’ concerns to rest.

The reports being referred to originated from a Chinese online media source, who had posted on Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter), “Chae Yeon, who had posted that she was depressed lately on the internet, has attempted suicide on April 9th. However, she was discovered right away, and is currently being treated after being rushed to the hospital.” However, Chae Yeon was photographed at the airport on April 10th, confirming that the reports had been false.

The same source later apologized through Weibo on April 13th, stating, “Because of the mistakes by the editorial department, we reported on stories about Chae Yeon’s suicide that had no evidence to back it up. We apologize to Chae Yeon, her agency, and her fans, and will delete the original report as well as punish those responsible.”

Netizens who heard the news commented, “I was worried. You’re fine right?”, “Chae Yeon, don’t ever think negatively. Always stay healthy and happy.”, and “Whew, that’s a relief”.

Source: Star Today via Nate

Kim Soo Hyun appointed as the promotional ambassador for Korean tourism

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 06:27 AM PDT

Popular actor Kim Soo Hyun has been appointed as the promotional ambassador for Korean tourism by the Korean Tourism Organization.

The Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) revealed, “The appointment of Kim Soo Hyun, who has obtained popularity overseas through his dramas, as the honorary promotional ambassador of Korean tourism will help strengthen the growth of travel to Korea.”

According to KTO, The Moon that Embraces the Sun, which starred Kim Soo Hyun as the lead, has been exported to seven countries throughout Asia including Japan, China (Hong Kong), and Singapore, and has received over 100,000 views on China’s online video site, PPTV.

With his exceptional acting skills shown through hit dramas such as ‘Giant’, ‘Dream High’, and ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’, Kim Soo Hyun has established himself as one of the hottest rising actors.

Kim Soo Hyun’s initiation ceremony for KTO ambassador will take place on April 18th at KTO’s theater.

Source + Photo: Star Today via Nate

Wonder Girls’ Lim spends time with her mother

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 05:59 AM PDT

Wonder GirlsLim treated fans to an update on Twitter.

On April 14th, the idol tweeted, “Had a little wine date with my lovely mom! :) But..She didn’t wanna be in the pic so..Here’s me! Ha!” She later added, “We should do this more often! Love spending time with my mom! :)”

Many idol stars meet their families only once or twice a year due to their busy schedules, which is why Lim seems to be so grateful and blessed in the above photo. Fans congratulated her on her newly found free time and wished her more in upcoming months.

Twitter followers commented, “I bet your mother is a beauty just like you,” “The mood looks very good,” and “Enjoy your time with your family!

Source + Photos: Lim’s Twitter

SHINee’s Taemin: “I’ve thought I was beautiful” + ‘Immortal Song 2′ details

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 05:33 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Taemin has finally revealed his own personal thoughts on his feminine beauty.

On the April 14th broadcast of KBS2‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, the show held a 10th anniversary special for Hyun In.  Many artists participated in the show including Jay park and Taemin who sang the hit tracks of the legendary singer, who was active in the mid 1900s.

Jay Park sang Hyun In’s “Silla’s Moonlight“, which was released in 1947, and added some of his own style by mixing R&B and dance choreography into the traditional song, making it more appealing to the contemporary audience. SHINee’s Taemin sang a powerful rendition of Hyun In’s classic, “Saving My Hubby“, which was released back in 1951.

The audience was reportedly surprised by his long hairstyle, which resembled the one shown in SHINee’s teaser photos for “Sherlock“.  During an interview session, Taemin acknowledged, “I’ve had the thought that I was beautiful before,” confidently admitting that he’s aware of his unique feminine appeal.

Aside from Jay Park and Taemin, other singers who competed include Lynn, Ali, and Ailee.

Source + Photos: TV Daily via Nate

Chae Yeon impresses with her “airport fashion”

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 05:04 AM PDT

Photos of K-pop diva Chae Yeon‘s “airport fashion” has netizens buzzing over her hot look.

On April 10th, singer Chae Yeon appeared at Incheon airport in a sleek and comfortable outfit that proved her status as a fashionista.

Large sunglasses are a must for any K-pop celebrity at the airport, and Chae Yeon sported black sunglasses that emphasized her small and slim facial structure. She was also wearing a loose, grey hooded sweater and shiny cap that presented a chic, hip hop look as well as tight, stylishly designed, white pants and black “kill heel” boots that boosted her petite height. The star topped off the whole look with a cute and daring, pink suitcase that sets itself apart from other ordinary luggage.

Netizens commented, “She looks so noticeable even at the airport“, “So sexy, unni I love your hood!“, and “Please make your comeback, we are waiting“.

Chae Yeon is currently busy promoting in China.

Source + Photos: wstarnews via Daum

T-ara’s Hyomin updates fans from Europe

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 04:33 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hyomin updated fans from Europe with a pair of cute and sexy selcas.

On April 13th, Hyomin tweeted, “It’s Friday the 13th. Ah, I have to go to work soon… I don’t want to get up,” and shared the above pictures.

Hyomin sat in bed in white pajamas, taking a picture of her reflection in the mirror. Fans are saying that she looks adorably sexy laying on her stomach as well.

Followers responded, “Even her morning look is like a photo shoot“, “Her phone camera skills are excellent“, and “A working woman is wonderful“.

Hyomin and her fellow T-ara members have been traveling around Europe with photographer Jo Se Hyun for a photo book and music video project.

Source+Picture: Hyomin’s Twitter

‘Superstar K’ family, Huh Gak, John Park, and Seo In Guk snap a photo together

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT

Seo In Guk showed his close friendship with fellow contestants from the ‘Superstar K‘ series.

On April 13th, Seo In Guk tweeted, “In Music Bank‘s waiting room with people who I don’t get to see often, but are like family [to me]. Huh Gak hyung and John Park.

The three ‘Superstar K’ brothers all put up matching peace signs for the camera. Fans especially noticed Seo In Guk’s new, sharper jaw line as he reportedly lost 22 pounds (10kg) for his recent comeback.

Followers commented, “Seo In Guk’s face is really small“, “Where’s Busker Busker?“, and “Superstar K artists have taken over the music scene“.

Source & Picture: Seo In Guk’s Twitter

Kim Tae Hee spotted on the streets of Japan

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 03:32 AM PDT

Actress Kim Tae Hee has been spotted walking along the streets of the Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan.

Photos were posted onto an online community board on April 12th with the caption that read, “Self-taken photos of Kim Tae Hee on the streets of Japan“.

The actress was captured crossing the pedestrian crosswalk, looking chic in her leather jacket and boots. As she is seen casually standing and crossing the street, no one seems to have recognized the Hallyu celebrity.

Netizens wrote, “I miss seeing Kim Tae Hee in Korea“, “She’s so beautiful“, “There’s a goddess on the street“, and more.

Kim Tae Hee is currently rising in popularity in Japan with her new Japanese drama ‘99 Days with a Star‘. However, due to existing “Anti-Korean Wave” sentiment felt by a portion of citizens, the actress has reportedly been under some distress.

’99 Days with a Star’ aired its first episode on April 12th.

Source & Image: Chosun via Naver

K.Will shares a selca watching ‘The King 2 Hearts’ in bed

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 03:02 AM PDT

K.Will snapped a selca while watching MBC‘s drama ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ in bed.

On April 12th, K. Will tweeted, “I’m watching ‘the king 2 hul ch’. Hehe. Although I can’t reply to each one, I’m still reading all the mentions,” and shared the above picture.

K.Will humored his fans by changing the drama’s title to “The King 2 Hul Ch”, referring to the way that the title is pronounced with a Korean accent as well as a play on the expressions “hul” (a slang word for mild shock or surprise) and “ch” (a dismissal of something considered silly).

Fans commented, “After I read ‘the king 2 hul ch’ out loud, it sounded like native pronunciation,” “Checking all the mentions, best fan service!” and “K.Will’s bed selca has appeared.”

K.Will’s “Love is Crying” is receiving much love as part of the OST for ‘The King 2 Hearts’ as well.

Source+Picture: K.Will’s Twitter

Fan photos of IU become trending topic

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 02:34 AM PDT

Fan photos of IU sitting in a bus have become one of the trending topics among netizens.

A four-set photo of the singer was posted on an online community board with the caption, “IU doing a photo shoot inside a bus“. These photos were taken back on April 7th when K-pop idols, including IU, visited Thailand for the MBC2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok‘ event. One foreign fan was lucky enough to capture a number of photos while IU was waving from the bus.

Many are commenting that IU is simply waving her hand at fans yet the pictures look perfect compared to your normal, everyday photos.

Netizens praised her beauty, and some expressed envy of her photogenic features. They commented, “She is an angel,” “I’m so proud to be her fan,” and “Gosh…I wish I was as photogenic as she is.

In related news, IU is slated to hold her first solo concert, ‘REAL FANTASY‘, which will cover six cities across South Korea and is planned to start June 2nd.

Source + Photos: Naver

Grab the Look: SHINee – “Sherlock”

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 01:59 AM PDT

After a year and a half of waiting, SHINee is finally back with their latest hit “Sherlock“, a mash up of two songs from their mini-album of the same name. Their concept is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyles classic short story series, Sherlock Holmes, and the music video takes place in a museum as the SHINee boys try to solve a mystery. And now, it’s time to unwrap the mystery of SHINee’s killer style!

One great aspect of SHINee’s styling is the nod to Victorian London menswear without taking the period’s fashion too literally. Make the style fit for a lady with lace dresses, antique-inspired accessories like pearls or pocket watches, and finish the look with a retro-shaped heel. Try something new and go for the boyish look with a collared blouse and bow tie. Layer a structured vest that shows off the waistline, and finally, bring this ‘Sherlock‘ look to the 21st century just in time for the summer with bold-printed shorts.

Are you curious how to put together your own SHINee inspired look? Check out our style tips below!

Image Source: SM Entertainment

Super Junior’s character posters for ‘I AM’ revealed

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 01:32 AM PDT

Following the releases of the character posters for f(x)SHINeeBoA, Kangta, and TVXQ, Super Junior has released their own for SM Entertainment's upcoming film, 'I AM'.

The posters show the members on stage during a concert, and are accompanied by a set of captions that are unique to each poster.

Leeteuk“We became special when we took on a special name.”

Siwon: “Whether there’s a camera or not, I’m always the same.”

Kyukyun: “Although the 13 members are part of the same team, to be honest, group-life is really difficult.”

Eunhyuk: “Out of the 4 minutes, my part is 10 seconds. For those 10 seconds, I’ll give it all I’ve got. When I go up on stage, I forget about everything else.”

Donghae: “The life-span of an idol is 5 years? However, I thought I’d become something bigger.”

Ryeowook: “We compete even between ourselves.”

Yesung: “I don’t even think about another way out.”

Shindong: “Mom, I signed with SM!”

Sungmin: “Even when I’m 40, I still want to be holding Super Junior concerts.”

As reported earlier, the movie will contain footage from behind the scenes of SMTOWN concerts as well as the the process of preparation and daily lives of SM Entertainment artists. The movie will hit theaters in May.

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Source + Photos: ‘I AM’ Twitter

[Thanks to MidoriAkiko for the tip!]

Performances from April 14th’s ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 01:15 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than SNSD's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aeygo as always.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, both 4minute and SISTAR made their respective comebacks with "Volume Up" and "Alone".

Boy group EXO-K continues with yet another hot debut stage featuring "History" and title track "MAMA".

Jang Nara is back with “I Only Think Of You” on today’s ‘Music Core’ after her long hiatus from the music scene.

Lastly, Yangpa returns after one whole year with her latest release featuring Davichi's Haeri and HANNA titled "Love is All The Same".

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!


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Performances from today's show includes 2AM, Shinhwa, SHINee, CNBLUE, B1A4, BtoB, NU’EST, LEDApple, SPICA, X-CROSS, and Baechigi!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!




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4minute turns the “Volume Up” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 01:06 AM PDT

After teasing with a couple of MV previews, the ladies of 4minute have finally revealed their full music video and title track for "Volume Up".

The impressive set was reported to have cost CUBE approximately $132,500 USD to construct. Great care was taken with each element of the music video as 4minute effortlessly pulls of the vampiress theme.

The ladies returned to the stage today on 'Music Core' to perform "Volume Up" along with a special treat performance of "Dream Racer"!

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


SISTAR makes a hot comeback with “Alone” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 12:55 AM PDT

The ladies of SISTAR have released their 1st Mini Album 'Alone'!

The mini album contains 7 tracks in all and Brave Brothers, who previously produced their hit tracks "So Cool" and "Ma Boy", worked with SISTAR for their title track "Alone".

Talented producer One Way's Chance and YG Entertainment producer Rovin also displayed their immense skills on 'Alone'.

Taking the stage once again today on 'Music Core,' SISTAR performed "Alone" along with "Lead Me" for fans to enjoy.

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


Jang Nara says “I Only Think Of You” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 12:45 AM PDT

Actress-singer Jang Nara once again showcased her talented vocals with her comeback single, "I Only Think of You".

Jang Nara returned to the stage today on 'Music Core' to perform her third comeback stage for her title track.

Check out her astonishing stage setup and performance below, and be sure to check out the rest of today's performances here!


EXO-K make “History” with their debut of “MAMA” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 12:43 AM PDT

The so-called 'rookie' boys of EXO-K are ready to conquer with their recently released title track named "MAMA".

On April 7th, the music videos for both EXO-K and EXO-M were revealed simultaneously. The boys took on dark concept for the MVs.

Today, EXO-K takes the stage to put on their fourth performance on a major music program with their hit tracks "History" and "MAMA", instantly wowing fans and strangers at first sight with their intriguing choreography.

Without further ado, check out their epic moves below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!


Yangpa says “Love is All the Same” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2012 12:32 AM PDT

Soloist Yangpa is back with a fresh heartfelt song titled "Love is All the Same".

"Love is All the Same" features a sorrowful melody, which is further enhanced by the emotional vocals of Yangpa and fellow labelmate, Davichi's Haeri. The song is the project of Jo Young Soo and Kang Eun Kyung, with the rap written by Ahn Young Min and T-ara's Hwayoung. Rookie singer, HANNA, featured as the rapper, and added to the heart wrenching feel of the song.

Check out their emotional performances below, and be sure to view the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!