Saturday, April 21, 2012

"J.Y. Park releases MV for duet song “Someone Else” with Ga-In" plus 19 more

"J.Y. Park releases MV for duet song “Someone Else” with Ga-In" plus 19 more

J.Y. Park releases MV for duet song “Someone Else” with Ga-In

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 08:14 AM PDT

After 2 long years, J.Y. Park will be releasing his album called ‘Spring. Five Songs I’m Sending to a New Love‘. Ahead of this release, he has revealed the track “Someone Else” as promised at midnight on April 22nd (KST).

It seems the owner of that soulful voice that J.Y. Park hinted on his previous tweet belongs to none other than the talented Brown Eyed GirlsGa-In!

Check out the MV below!

‘Equator Man’ releases still cuts of Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Jun Hyuk

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 07:35 AM PDT

Photos of Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Jun Hyuk rehearsing lines together were released on April 20th.

Still cuts of the two actors practicing lines were revealed on the homepage of KBS drama ‘Equator Man‘, and fans couldn’t help but notice how the photos looked like they were meant for a pictorial.

On screen, both actors’ characters have tension between them, but off screen the actors radiated a friendly aura as they reviewed the script for that day’s filming in the sunlight. What drew even more attention was that the script they were reading was for an episode that brought goosebumps to viewers. They were rehearsing the episode in which the characters meet after thirteen years.

On another note, ‘Equator Man’ has been delivering strong ratings by obtaining a rating of 13% (according to AGB Nielsen Media Research) and successfully beat out the ratings of ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ and ‘Rooftop Prince‘.

Source & Image: Seoul NTN via Nate

Big Bang’s Daesung on his special skin care method

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 07:14 AM PDT

Previously, we reported that Big Bang‘s Daesung astonished actress Go Hyun Jung on SBS‘s ‘Go Show‘ by showing his knowledge of skin care. The idol even revealed that he has come up with an ultra-effective skin care method called “Go-Dae face wash method”, which is his own version of Go Hyun Jung’s face-washing regimen.

We finally bring you more info on this spectacular treatment, researched by Daesung himself! On the April 20th broadcast of ‘Go Show’, Daesung revealed,

If it wasn’t for Go Hyun Jung sunbae, I wouldn’t have been on camera [due to bad skin]… I always have to believe my hands are very dirty. People don’t think their own hands are dirty, [but they should keep in mind that they are]. I only look like I’m touching my face on camera, but I’m really not. Even when I take a shower, I wash my hands for 1-2 minutes. Then I proceed to rinse my face in a counterclockwise direction with my hands. When cleansing, it’s not always the best idea to cleans your face 2-3 times since it can irritate your skin. Instead, cleansing your face thoroughly once would be a more beneficial method. In addition, it’s a bad idea to spray your face with water directly while taking a shower, rather you should clean your face with soft flowing water that comes down from the top of your head. The point is to act like you’re filming a shower scene in a movie.”

After listening to Daesung’s extremely thorough explanation, Go Hyun Jung praised his wonderful technique and remarked, “Perfection.

Do you see Daesung in a new light now? What do you think the response was from the other Big Bang members who guested on the same episode?

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

Heartwarming screen shot of BoA and Michelle Lee on ‘K-Pop Star’

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 06:43 AM PDT

A heartwarming screen shot of SBSK-Pop Star‘ judge BoA and contestant Michelle Lee has been revealed.

BoA retweeted a photo originally posted by a PD from the show and posted, “I miss Michelle, but when will this scene be aired? Taken after a spectacular performance!

The PD uploaded the still cut and wrote on April 20th, “A heartwarming scene I discovered while editing.” Ever since the picture was shared, fans interest in this particular episode of ‘K-Pop Star’ has greatly increased.

Fans commented on the picture saying, “Can we expect to see this scene on this week’s broadcast?“, “What a beautiful two shot“, and “I miss Michelle Lee“.

Michelle Lee was unfortunately eliminated from ‘K-Pop Star’ on the April 8th airing, not making it into the top four.

Source & Image: BoA’s Twitter

Is HaHa having a ‘midlife’ crisis?

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 06:14 AM PDT

HaHa shared that he’s been stressed about his graying hair. On April 20th, HaHa posted to his Twitter, “I am at the hair salon. I usually don’t doll myself up, but I grew too many gray hairs so I came here to get it dyed.

He then mentioned an earlier-than-usual “midlife” crisis, tweeting, “I stared at my reflection for the first time in a while, and I noticed that I aged a lot. I then began to think that I should live my life to the fullest.” HaHa also established a goal he wants to look towards together with his fans, continuing, “Let’s live life to the fullest so that we can look into the mirror happily.

Fans commented on his tweets, “You’re growing gray hair?“, “The child has begun to grow gray hairs“, and “You will always be cool to me“.

HaHa turns 33 years old this year.

Source: HaHa’s Twitter

[Spoilers]John Park cuts Park Jin Hee’s fingernails like a gentleman?

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 05:44 AM PDT

It looks like John Park and actress Park Jin Hee, who are currently filming MBC‘s ‘Music and Lyrics‘, will become the target of envy from single people who plan to tune in for the show’s upcoming episode.

According to reports, the April 21st broadcast will be featuring a special date between the pair. The show’s representatives have leaked some spoilers revealing that John Park made a surprise request to Park Jin Hee by calling her out for a late night date. After accepting his offer, the two headed to a drive-in theater.

John Park also became Park Jin Hee’s guitar mentor. Before Park Jin Hee began stroking the strings, John proved himself to be a true gentleman as he cut Jin Hee’s fingernails himself. Obviously, female staff members who were observing the scene became instantly envious of Park Jin Hee’s fortunate situation.

‘Music and Lyrics’ is a reality TV show that revolves around a man and a women who collaborate together for a month in order to produce their own unique song.

Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

Taeyang lives up to his nickname “Blood Type Taster” on ‘Go Show’

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 05:15 AM PDT

On the April 20th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Go Show‘, Big Bang‘s Taeyang showed off his witty variety show skills when he responded to a question by actress and show host Go Hyun Jung.

Taeyang revealed that he has earned the nickname “Blood Type Taster” for his accurate guesses on people’s blood types. To prove this, Taeyang correctly guessed the blood types of hosts, Yoon Jong Shin, Jung Hyung Dong, and Kim Young Chul. Amazed by Taeyang’s accuracy, Go Hyun Jung also requested him to guess her “blood type”.

With a little hesitation, Taeyang answered, “My Ideal Type?” Go Hyun Jung immediately blushed at his response, giving a light smile as the other Big Bang members and co-hosts tried their hand at their own puns ending in the word “type”.

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

Yoo In Na and Kim Jin Woo photographed wearing “couple sandals”

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Actress Yoo In Na and actor Kim Jin Woo have been caught wearing “couple sandals”.

Paparazzi photos of the two taking a break during their shooting for tvN‘s ‘Queen In Hyun’s Man‘ surfaced online recently.  The photos grabbed the attention of numerous fans and netizens. They noticed that both stars wore similar sandals of the same brand while treating themselves to ice cream bars during a hot day.

Netizens expressed their thoughts on the scene, “They look good together“, “Those couple sandals look so cute“, and “Haha, busted“.

For those who are new to the drama, ‘Queen In Hyun’s Man’ aired its first episode on April 18th. ‘Queen In Hyun’s Man’ is a romantic comedy drama that revolves around a Chosun-period scholar who travels forward 300 years in time and meets a beautiful actress.  In the first and second episode, Hallyu star Han Dong Min (Kim Jin Woo) recommends the role of Queen In Hyun to his former girlfriend, Choi Hee Jin (Yoo In Na) in his new film in order to rekindle their lost relationship.  However, Choi Hee Jin hesitates to accept the role due to painful memories.

Although Yoo In Na and Kim Jin Woo play awkward and uncooperative characters in the drama, they certainly give off a couple vibe in these paparazzi photo shots.

Source + Photos: My Daily via Nate

J.Y. Park reveals his secret diet smoothie

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 04:16 AM PDT

J.Y. Park has always been in the know about the latest fitness buzz. The eccentric singer and dancer has been in the K-Pop scene for more than 17 years, and he’s been keeping fit the whole time. Now, he's spilling his dieting secrets for yours truly.

The singer revealed his diet tips via Twitter, sharing a simple yet effective recipe for a healthy breakfast smoothie. "Follow my breakfast recipe if you want to keep on dancing 'til you're 60," says Park, "Mix three types of nuts, two fruits of your choice, two more dried fruits, soy milk, misut powder (a powdered substance made of roasted rice) mixed with soy milk, and last but not least, vegetable extracts. All in all, the preparation takes about 15 minutes."

The singer also included a photo of a plate assorted with the aforementioned ingredients needed to make his diet smoothie. Other nutritious breakfast recommendations such as bananas, oranges, persimmions and other foods high in vitamins and protein were in the photo as well.

Followers have responded positively, leaving comments like, "Wow, J.Y. Park’s diet secret! I feel like I'm getting healthy just by reading the recipe," "I'm going to try this too!" and "I guess the secrets to sculpting a body like yours was behind this diet!"

Source + Image: J.Y. Park’s Twitter

Secret’s Hyosung and Zelo on B.A.P. music video set

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 03:45 AM PDT

Secret‘s leader Hyosung recently snapped a friendly photo with B.A.P‘s maknae, Zelo, on the set of B.A.P.’s music video.

On April 20th, Hyosung uploaded the two photos above for fans on Twitter and wrote, “I just got back from the set of B.A.P’s music video. It was really awesome. Here’s a commemorative photo I took with Zelo~ I’m proud and impressed with the maknae. Please anticipate their upcoming album!

The selcas of the labelmates posing closely together gave an aura of a brother-sister relationship rather than just a senior-junior relationship. Fans were pleased to see them supporting each other, commenting, “The two must be very close. I’m jealous“, “I can’t wait until they make their comeback!“, and “Definitely anticipating their album“.

Meanwhile, B.A.P. will be making a comeback with their next single “POWER“, which is scheduled for an April 27th release.

Source: Hyosung’s Twitter

Teaser for sixth DSP Boyz member Hyeongkon!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 03:12 AM PDT

The teaser for the sixth DSP Boyz member, Hyeongkon, has been released!

Only one member of the DSP Boyz is left to be revealed on April 22nd.

DSP Boyz is a 7-member group that will meet future and current fans for the first time on the April 24th airing of MBC's music reality program, 'Making The Star-DSP Boyz'. "DSP Boyz" is reported to be a temporary name, and the group will make their official debut in May.

allkpop previously reported the announcement of the DSP Boyz members JaehyungYunyoungHyojun, Sungmin, and Seungyub.

Watch the teaser for Hyeongkon below, and stay tuned to allkpop for updates:

Suzy and Eric couple up for ‘Invincible Youth 2′

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 02:46 AM PDT

Shinhwa‘s Eric and miss A‘s Suzy became a couple for the newest episode of ‘Invincible Youth 2‘!

On the April 21st episode, Shinhwa emerged on set, surprising the G6 girls. Out of the girls, Suzy especially could not hide her excitement as she had picked Shinhwa on the previous episode as the guest she’d like to have on the show.

After the appearance of the legendary idol group, the members of Shinhwa and G6 paired up as couples through a unique game. The G6 members bit into apples in ways that they felt represented their individuality. The members of Shinhwa then selected the apple that appealed to them, and became partnered up with the members corresponding to the apples.

Out of the various apples, including one with teeth markings, one with nothing left but seeds, and one bitten into the shape of a heart, Eric chose one that turned out to belong to Suzy.

The two made such a cute couple that other members could not help but comment, “You guys look really good together. It’s a good thing you guys met.”

Catch more of the two on the latest episode of ‘Invincible Youth 2′!

Source + Photos: Hankooki via Nate

4minute’s Jiyoon sings live despite being sick

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 02:16 AM PDT

4minute‘s Jiyoon is reported to have gone on singing live despite suffering a cold.

The 4minute member has been making visits to the hospital during the past two days for her severe cold symptoms. However, in all of her performances, including KBS‘s ‘Music Bank‘ performance on April 20th, Jiyoon has been hitting her high notes without relying on lip-syncing.

Jiyoon is in charge of singing the highest notes in “Volume Up“. While many idol groups rely heavily on the instrumental accompaniment during difficult portions of songs, Jiyoon has been singing her parts live 100% ever since 4minute’s first performance.

During an interview with OSEN on April 20th, Jiyoon stated, “My throat is in really poor condition. However, I am trying my best to demonstrate powerful vocals during our performances.”

Source + Image: Osen

Actor Song Il Kook reveals he almost had to give up on one of his triplets

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 01:45 AM PDT

Actor Song Il Kook guested on the April 19th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘ and shared an adorable photo of his new-born triplets.

The actor married his wife, Jung Seung Yeon, back in 2008, and she gave birth to their triplets this past March 16th. They previously stated that they would be coming up with special names for the triplets and indeed, they have. Song Il Kook revealed the unique names of the boys: Daehan, Minguk, and Mansae (combining their names mean “Hurrah Korea”).

He continued, “When we tell people that they are triplets, they take it lightly. However, after much experience, the mother is the one who suffers beyond imagination.

The actor then shared an incident when he almost had to make a terrible decision of having to give up on one son revealing, “If you combined their weight when they were in the womb, it came out to be over 13 pounds (6kg). It was a situation where we almost had to give up on one of the triplets.”

Upon seeing the broadcast, netizens left comments such as, “The three are adorable!“, “I bet I could stare at them all day“, and “I’m glad all three are healthy!

Source & Image: StarIn via Nate

Performances from April 21st’s ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 01:16 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 Girls’ Generation's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun (TaeTiSeo) who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, NELL and Noel returned to the stage with their title tracks "The Day Before" and "Leaving", respectively.

5tion and Sunny Hill also took the stage to perform "Papillon" and "Is the White Horse Coming?".

Lastly, girl group Girl's Day performed their upbeat track titled "Oh! My God" while Supernova also performed “Stupid Love“.

SHINee bid farewell on today's episode with a special performance of "Sherlock", as did CNBLUE with performances of  "Hey You".

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



Performances from today's show include Baek Chung Kang, Andamiro, SHINee, CNBLUE, M4, 4minute, SISTAR, EXO-K, Baechigi, BtoB, SPICA, and Yangpa.

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


< CNBLUE > *Goodbye Stage*


< SHINee > *Goodbye Stage*


< M4 > *Goodbye Stage*


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< Yangpa >




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NELL returns with “The Day Before” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 01:01 AM PDT

Modern rock band NELL has finally released their highly-anticipated new material. Their new album 'Slip Away' is their first release in four years after presenting the public with their fourth album, 'SEPARATION ANXIETY' back in 2008.

The members had much time to think over their long time away from the industry, and with this new album, NELL will captivate their listeners with their uniquely alluring style of music.

Check out their alluring performance below of "The Day Before," and be sure to check out the rest of today's performances here!


Noel returns with “Leaving” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 12:57 AM PDT

Ballad group Noel has finally made their comeback with their newest single "Leaving"!

The group released "I Miss You" in October of 2011. They received a lot of love and ranked #1 on various digital music charts. From 2007 to 2011, they halted their activities because several members had to leave for the army.

The group is planning to make a triumphant comeback with "Leaving" as they're ready to show the power of ballads.

Check out their performance below, and the rest of today's 'Music Core' performances here!


Supernova is tired of “Stupid Love” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 12:52 AM PDT

Supernova has returned to the music scene with their new track titled "Stupid Love"!

For their newest material, the members of Supernova tossed aside their previous styles of music and have put together something much more polished and unconventional. The dub-step incorporations and the addictive rhymes of their new powerful dance track "Stupid Love" are sure not to disappoint.

Check out Supernova's performance on today's episode of 'Music Core' below, and be sure to check out the rest of the performances here!


Sunny Hill asks “Is the White Horse Coming?” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 12:36 AM PDT

Sunny Hill has returned after reorganizing themselves as a four-member group with Jang Hyun leaving for mandatory military service.

"Is the White Horse Coming?" is a song composed by Lee Min Soo and Kim Ee Na, and is a fast-paced track that should have fans moving on the dance floor.

Check out the girls as they perform their funky comeback stage on today's 'Music Core' below, and be sure to view the rest of the performances here!


5tion performs “Papillon” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 12:33 AM PDT

After making a comeback from a six-year hiatus, vocal group 5tion is back with a new mini-album titled 'Rebirth'.

Staying true to the name of their mini-album, the new tracks focus on their stunning vocals as they make their long-awaited return.

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