Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"K.Will releases Part II of ‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST, “Love is Crying”" plus 19 more

"K.Will releases Part II of ‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST, “Love is Crying”" plus 19 more


K.Will releases Part II of ‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST, “Love is Crying”

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 09:06 AM PDT

The soundtrack to MBC‘s new drama ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ is receiving a lot of attention, after Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon lent her voice to sing Part I of the OST titled “Missing You Like Crazy“.

“Missing You Like Crazy” has maintainined it’s high rank on the OST charts for two weeks straight after being released on March 28th, and fans are wondering if Part II of the OST “Love is Crying” by K.Will will be able to receive the same kind of explosive response from fans.

“Love is Crying” is Lee Seung Gi‘s theme song, played whenever the immature prince who never wanted to be king becomes serious about protecting his country with the woman he loves. The emotional ballad “Love is Crying” sings of one man’s ardent love towards a woman, and the piano melody harmonizes well with K.Will’s impressive vocals to bring out the sincere passion in the song.

Check out the track below!

Source & Image: Melon

B2ST’s Yong Junhyung selected as the #1 idol fashionista

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:45 AM PDT

B2ST‘s Yong Junhyung was selected as the #1 idol fashionista.

On the most recent recording for MBC Everyone‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, the idol stars themselves chose the top 10 K-Pop idols they felt had the best fashion sense.

Previously, Big Bang leader G-Dragon was selected as the #1 ‘Idol Fashionista’ as well as the ‘Luxury High-End Idol’. So for this poll, the staff members decided to exclude G-Dragon’s name from the list.

Other idols chosen included T-ara‘s Hyomin, SHINee‘s Key, JYJ‘s Park Yoochun, 2NE1‘s CL, and more, but B2ST’s Yong Junhyung triumphed over everyone and claimed the #1 spot.

TEEN TOP‘s Niel remarked, “I heard (Junhyung) was a fashionista,” and FT Island‘s Hongki added, “He’s as crazy about clothes as I am.”

Source & Image: OSEN

Open World Entertainment CEO arrested for alleged sexual harassment on artists and trainees

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:21 AM PDT

The CEO of Open World Entertainment, the agency that houses The Boss, X-5, and Jun Jin, has been revealed to be arrested on alleged charges of sexual harassment.

On April 10th, he was arrested by undercover investigators near Gangnam for allegedly sexually harassing, assaulting, and raping his agency’s artists and trainees. Reports to investigators were filed a month earlier and officials have been working on the case since then, interviewing over 20 victims and testifiers, gathering further evidence on the case.

Investigators finally arrested him the day following his return from Japan and were cleared for a search and seizure warrant on the entire company building. Because investigators speculated that he and his associates would attempt to get rid of the evidence, they stood guard for five hours, interviewing group The Boss and their label mates to confirm all the details.

Police were able to find that the sexual assaults occurred on the company’s fifth floor along with the choreography rehearsal studio, which is located in the basement. Police were able to confiscate all CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) footage present in the building.

An official stated, “We’ve been receiving countless reports that the CEO was using his higher position to regularly sexually harrass and assault his trainees. Over 30 victims are involved in the case.”

Meanwhile, actor Go Joo Won as well as Shin Ji Soo was also housed under Open World Entertainment, and there were also a large number of girl group trainees. Jang is currently denying the charges made against him.

Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver

Real 2PM goes behind the scenes of ’2PM Hottest Party’ fan meeting

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:01 AM PDT

On April 1st, the boys of 2PM held their third ‘2PM Hottest Party‘ fan meeting at Kyunghee University in front of more than 4,000 fans.

There were many events held that day for all the Hottests and Real 2PM recently revealed a behind the scenes video of the fun activities held that day. You can look at their backstage reactions and even some footage of their sketches and performances on stage.

Check it out below!

Tip: Jo

2PM & 2AM to release documentary film ‘Beyond the Oneday’!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:35 AM PDT

2PM and 2AM will be releasing a documentary called ‘Beyond the Oneday‘ in Japan!

‘Beyond the Oneday’ is a documentary film that covers the two group’s back stage at the JYP Nation concert in Japan last year. It will also include footage of their daily activities during their time off and cuts of interviews with the members of each group.

The film will release in theaters on June 30th, 2012 JST, and tickets will be available for pre-sale on April 21st. Fans who pre-order tickets will be treated to a “clear file” (a plastic sleeve that holds documents), which can be used as a bag, and an invitation to a gathering attended by 2PM and 2AM!

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on the upcoming film.

Tip: Thanks, fatima!

Details of Big Bang’s childhoods revealed in ‘Good Morning’

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:04 AM PDT

The pasts of Big Bang members were uncovered on the April 10th episode of SBS’Good Morning‘, revealing hidden details about the idols’ childhoods.

Many were surprised by T.O.P‘s middle-school graduation photo as his chubby face and frame contrasts with his current sharp, lean look.

G-Dragon on the other hand appears to have always had a leaner body. He first made his debut on MBC‘s program for children, ‘Bbo Bbo Bbo‘. He became known as ‘Little Roola‘ for his amazing dancing skills and showed off his rapping talent at a very young age. In terms of his school life, G-Dragon’s middle school teacher is reported to have praised him for “always doing his best at what he was assigned to“.

It was further revealed that Taeyang attended the same high school as G-Dragon. During that time, Taeyang had long hair, which is quite different from his current style.

What also caught the attention of many was the fact that Daesung seems to look exactly the same. Daesung’s middle school teacher stated that she knew Daesung was talented in music and told him that he could become a singer if he puts in more effort. During a survey that Daesung took in middle school, he answered “genius” to a question that asked, “I have a 1% potential to become a ____”, making it obvious that the star has always had a goofy side.

Source + Photos: Nate News

SBS and MBC schedule changes for 2012 National Assembly Elections

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:34 AM PDT

Due to the upcoming National Assembly Elections in South Korea on April 11th, two of the three major television broadcasters will be making changes to their regular programming.

The broadcasters will be providing live coverage of the elections throughout the day. The results of the elections are very important in terms of South Korea’s presidential elections on December 19th.

The following are the changes to prime-time programming on April 11th:

MBC

Episode 7 of MBC’s ‘King 2 Hearts’ drama will be shifted to April 12th. This will mean back-to-back episodes (Episode 7 + 8) on the same day. As a result, ‘Joo Byeong Jin Talk Concert’ on April 12th will be pre-empted. ‘Radio Star’, which did not air a new episode last week due to the labor union strike, will continue to be pre-empted this week. A special 100-minute election recap will be aired in its place.

SBS

Episode 7 of SBS’s ‘Rooftop Prince‘ drama will be shifted to April 12th. Back-to-back episodes (Episode 7 + 8) will air on April 12th. All variety programs on April 11th will be pre-empted. Because of ‘Rooftop Prince’, SBS variety program ‘Star Couple Show’ will be pre-empted this week.

KBS

KBS has 2 channels, 1TV and 2TV, and with 1TV airing coverage of the elections, there will be no interruption to regular programming on 2TV. All variety programs and dramas on 2TV will air as normal.

Source: SBS, KBS, MBC official websites

2PM’s Junho and 2AM’s Jokwon share a cute selca

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:08 AM PDT

2PM‘s Junho and 2AM‘s Jo Kwon took a cute selca shot, adding to the photos that “One Day” members have taken together.

On April 9th, Junho posted on Twitter, “What are we doing together?” along with the picture above. Junho put his arm around Jo Kwon as the two puffed their cheeks in an attempt to kill their fans with aegyo.

Fans commented, “They are the representative cuties for each group,” “Both of their faces are really small,” and “I hope they upload more pictures like this.

Jo Kwon recently mentioned that he met another adorable “Junho” as well. In related news, Junho finished up shooting ‘Music and Lyrics‘ with Kim So Eun.

Source and Picture: Junho’s Twitter

Narsha enjoys her time off at the beach in Saipan

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:04 AM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls‘ member Narsha shared a beautiful photo of herself standing next to a crystal blue ocean in Saipan.

The star took the time to share a moment with fans as she enjoyed the fresh ocean breeze and white-sanded beach. Narsha posted on Twitter, “Goodbye Saipan,” indicating that she might be returning to South Korea in the near future.

Fans commented, “It looks like a photoshoot,” “You seem to have lost a lot of weight,” “You look like a model for a shopping mall,” and more.

Narsha is currently playing the role of Lee Jung Ja on the MBC drama, ‘Light and Shadow‘.

Source & Photo: Narsha’s Twitter

4minute to promote “Volume Up” with free bus service!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:33 AM PDT

With the massive popularity of their new title track “Volume Up“, girl group 4minute will be providing a free bus in Seoul for 4 weeks.

4minute’s “Volume Up” comeback stage that’s slated for the second week of April, which is also the same week as South Korea’s elections, marks the beginning of the free bus service.

The 4minute bus, covered with the “Volume Up” concept image, will be promoting their single by travelling throughout the city of Seoul for anyone who needs a ride. The free bus service was created so passengers can see 4minute’s new image, listen to “Volume Up”, and watch the music video, allowing visitors to enjoy the girls’ new song offline.

On April 10th, ‘4minute’s Free Bus Map’ was revealed through their official fan cafe and social networking sites. The map shows the routes that the bus will be running on for the four weeks.

4minute’s free bus route will connect four spots in downtown Seoul (Myung Dong, Hongik University, and Jamsil) making the shape of the number 4, and is planned to run from 1PM-9PM KST.

Fans are especially excited by the news that the 4minute members will be making a surprise appearance on the bus. They’re planning other guerrilla activities with the public as well.

After revealing their title track “Volume Up”, the song has topped four real time charts, causing high anticipation for their comeback. Stay tuned to allkpop for 4minute’s special comeback stage on April 12th’s ‘M! Countdown“.

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Lee Hyori becomes a strawberry girl!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:01 AM PDT

Singer Lee Hyori tweeted a photo with a short description that said, “I’m a strawberry girl.” It seems the star did not wear a “hanbok” (traditional Korean clothing) to go pick strawberries as Kim Su Ro suggested.

Instead, Lee Hyori chose to go with a pink, striped shirt and jean shorts that showed off her long tan legs, finishing off the look with studded chucks. She held onto a large basket of organic strawberries, which she was picking with her co-stars during the recording for ‘Golden 12‘. Soonshim, her beloved pooch, went along on the outing as well.

Fans commented, “I think Lee Hyori is sweeter than strawberries!” “You seem to have bought a lot of strawberries,” and “Soonshim seems unwilling to be in the picture.”

In related news, Lee Hyori is currently the main MC for SBS‘s ‘You and I‘ and reality program ‘Golden 12′ on OnStyle.

Source + Photo: Lee Hyori’s Twitter

Singer Shin Hyo Bum snaps a photo with Huh Gak

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:01 AM PDT

Singer Shin Hyo Bum recently took a picture with fellow singer Huh Gak, showing affection for her “hoobae” and revealing evidence of her weight loss.

On April 9th she posted on Twitter, “Oh yeah! It’s Huh Gak. He’s so cute.“ The two are seen with their arms around each other’s shoulders, holding up peace signs. Shin Hyo Bum caught the eyes of fans and netizens with her new curly hairstyle and more slender figure.

They commented, “Shin Hyo Bum got really skinny,” “These two look like brother and sister,” and “Huh Gak is a cutie~.

Source + Picture: Shin Hyo Bum’s Twitter

KARA’s Jiyoung reveals her love for Nell

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:34 AM PDT

KARA‘s Kang Jiyoung is apparently a certified fan of modern rock band Nell!

On April 10th, the youngest KARA member wrote on Twitter, “Nell sunbae’s album… has finally released! Yes!“, and posted a photo of herself hanging outside a car window, enjoying the night air.

Jiyoung wrote the tweet shortly after Nell released their 5th full album ‘Slip Away‘ on April 10th. The band last released an album back in 2008 and went into hiatus due to the members’ mandatory military service. It seems as though Jiyoung has been patiently awaiting the comeback like any other Nell fan would.

Followers commented, “I’m also definitely going to take a listen to their album,” “You’re making me want to listen now,” “I didn’t know you were a fan of Nell,” and “When is KARA releasing their album?

Check out Nell’s MV for their title song “The Day Before“ here.

Source: Jiyoung’s Twitter

Shinhwa releases dance version for “Venus” MV!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:08 AM PDT

Shinhwa has released the dance version for their “Venus“ music video on Shinhwa Company‘s official Youtube channel!

Check out the original “Venus” MV here, and watch the dance version for a closer look at the members’ moves below:

Kim Bo Kyung and Kim Jung Hoon record for ‘Dummy Mommy’ OST

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:51 AM PDT


Kim Bo Kyung, the hidden pearl of OSTs, will be singing a track for SBS weekend drama ‘Dummy Mommy‘.

The producer for the OST, Didim Music, has revealed that talented solo singer Kim Bo Kyung and one of the drama’s male leads, Kim Jung Hoon, will be working together for the soundtrack.

Along with singer Wax, Kim Bo Kyung will be the voice behind a theme song for Kim Hyun Joo‘s character Kim Young Joo. Kim Bo Kyung’s theme song for Kim Young Joo is expected to climb high on music charts as her previous OST for the drama ‘City Hunter‘ did extremely well.

Kim Jung Hoon sang the theme song for his own character Lee Je Ha, who made his first entrance in the third episode of ‘Dummy Mommy’. His theme song for the character will be included in the ‘Dummy Mommy OST Part 2‘  album and is planned for release on April 13th KST through online music stores. Fans and viewers are already reported to be excited to hear the song by the former UN member.

The Boss releases third teaser for ‘Shadow’

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 03:17 AM PDT

The Boss is preparing for their upcoming comeback with the group’s first full-length album ‘Shadow‘, and the third teaser for the album featuring member Jay has been released!

Check out the first and second teaser as well and stay tuned to allkpop for the official release of ‘Shadow’ on April 17th.

Meanwhile, watch the third teaser featuring Jay below!

Tip: Thanks, Carol!

SISTAR’s ‘Alone’ album jacket photos released!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 02:56 AM PDT

The jacket photos for SISTAR‘s upcoming ‘Alone‘ mini-album have been released!

The girls are wearing leather outfits for the “red pictorial” concept seen in the first teaser photo. Many fans were surprised at their new provocative image.

Check out the pictures from ‘Alone’ below and stay tuned to allkpop for updates on SISTAR’s April 12th comeback!

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HyunA manages to look sexy having a mental breakdown?

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 02:28 AM PDT

4minute‘s HyunA has proven herself to have a knack for looking unintentionally sexy once again.

On the morning of April 10th, HyunA tweeted, “Ah mental breakdown,” along with the above photos.

HyunA is wearing a simple outfit, a white long-sleeved shirt and simple black shorts, yet the young star still manages to exude a sexy vibe. She drew laughter from Twitter followers with close-ups of various expressions of her “mental breakdown”.

Fans commented, “Even her mental breakdown is sexy,” “4minute’s new album is ‘daebak’,” and “Seems like there’s a lot of stress because of the comeback.

High expectations have built up around 4minute’s upcoming comeback after the release of their title song “Volume Up“. The track rose to first on various music sites soon after its release on April 9th.

Source+Picture: HyunA’sTwitter

Seulong and Taecyeon impress fans with “photo shoot” on couch

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 02:01 AM PDT

Groups 2AM and 2PM‘s tallest members, Seulong and Taecyeon, flaunted their long legs in photos that looked more like pictures from a magazine than selcas.

On the morning of April 10th, Seulong tweeted, “Taecyeon. He’s younger than me, but I feel like he’s a friend of the same age,” along with the above set of photos.

Seulong and Taecyeon are seen resting on a couch in matching white button-downs and black pants. The space between the couch and their long legs made it clear that both their heights are pretty impressive while their serious expressions gave the photos a chic vibe.

Fans commented, “The picture is nice to look at,” “Oh, Taecyeon is younger,” and “Sexy.”

In further news, 2AM and 2PM have successfully recorded their performances for ‘MBC 2012 Korea Music Wave in Bangkok‘ and returned to Korea safely.

Stay tuned to allkpop for the show’s airing on April 17th KST to watch their performances along with those of other groups including SHINee, TVXQ, B2ST, INFINITE, and many more!

Source+Picture: Seulong’s Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Yenny reveals her new bob cut

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 01:31 AM PDT

Wonder GirlsYenny underwent a dramatic hair transformation! The star revealed that she’s cut her hair short for the first time since she’s debuted with the group.

Yenny tweeted, “The first bob cut [I've had] in 10 years + my first bangs in 4 years = rejuvenation,” along with the above photo.

The Wonder Girls member seems to look even younger with a sandy-colored bob cut and front bangs. Fans are impressed with the new fresh look as they’ve never seen Yenny with a short hairstyle before.

Followers commented, “Why didn’t you have a bob cut until now. It’s so pretty,” “What do you mean ‘rejuvenation’, aren’t you still young?” and “Cut her bangs, and such a cute expression! So pretty.

Source+Picture: Yenny’s Twitter