Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"MBLAQ’s G.O. receives an offer to play role in new SBS drama series" plus 19 more

"MBLAQ’s G.O. receives an offer to play role in new SBS drama series" plus 19 more

MBLAQ’s G.O. receives an offer to play role in new SBS drama series

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 09:31 AM PDT

A representative from MBLAQ‘s agency spoke out on the reports regarding G.O. being cast in new SBS drama, ‘Phantom‘.

A broadcast insider informed OSEN on April 4th, “G.O. received the casting offer for ‘Phantom’ about a month ago. He passed the auditions and took part in the screenplay reading as well. He is preparing to begin filming towards the end of April.”

But an insider from MBLAQ’s agency denied these reports. “It is true that he has received an offer for a role in ‘Phantom’, but nothing is set in stone as of yet. The contract has not yet been completed, so it is difficult to give a definite answer as to whether or not he will be featuring in the series.”

‘Phantom’ is a new project by PD Kim Hyung Sik, and actors So Ji Seob, Lee Yeon Hee, Uhm Ki Joon, and Daniel Choi have been confirmed for the series.

The drama will begin airing after ‘Rooftop Prince‘ comes to an end this May.

Source & Image: OSEN

Stars showcase bag fashion at opening of L’inoui Flagship Store

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 09:06 AM PDT

CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Yonghwa

On April 4th, top celebrities gathered in Sinsa-dong, Seoul to commemorate the opening of a flagship store for bag brand, L’inoui.

Stars from CNBLUE, F.T. Island, 4minute, SS501, in addition to many hot actors and actresses gathered to display the various styled bags in front of cameras in commemoration of the ‘L’inoui Flagship Store Opening Ceremony‘.

With the star’s own unique fashion, they each displayed their style with their casual bags and clothing.

Check out photos from the event below!

Lee Yoo Bi, Jang Hyuk, Jo Boa CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Yonghwa Kim Hyung Jun Jang Geun Suk Son Dam Bi Ha Ji Won 4minute's Jihyun, Jiyoon F.T. Island's Jonghun, Hongki

Source: Sport Seoul via Nate

MBLAQ’s G.O. & Mir to promote as a sub-unit

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:41 AM PDT

MBLAQ‘s Mir and G.O. will be promoting as a sub-unit.

MBLAQ’s agency J. Tune Camp remarked, “G.O and Mir are preparing to greet their fans as a sub-unit next month. They will be approaching their fans with a completely different appeal.”

The two have been decided to be placed in a unit because they both possess explosive singing talent and are receiving much support from their fans everywhere.

Meanwhile, the MBLAQ members are currently broadening their horizons, pursuing individual activities in acting and variety programs.

Source & Image: OBS

M.I.B releases the MV to their newest single, “Celebrate” featuring Yoon Mirae

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:17 AM PDT

Talented hip-hop group M.I.B made an impressive entrance to the K-pop scene last year with their self-produced album ‘Most Incredible Busters‘, drawing attention for their skilled rhymes and gritty swagger.

The boys took some time off to properly prepare a follow-up album after setting themselves apart from other rookies, and their newest single “Celebrate” has officially dropped!

“Celebrate” is an infectious new party jam with a fresh melody and trendy beat, and features the queen of hip hop, Yoon Mirae herself.

The boys sure did not disappoint- check out the MV below!

2NE1 to serve as public speakers at the 59th ‘Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival’ in France

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:53 AM PDT

Girl group 2NE1 will be representing their fellow K-pop idol stars, standing before the advertising professionals of the world as public speakers.

2NE1 along with the nation’s top advertising agency Cheil Worldwide will be attending the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in Cannes, France this June. This year, the festival has a ‘Korean Wave Through the Digital Wave’ theme, and the girls will be serving as joint public speakers at one of the seminars to further spread K-Pop awareness.

The Korea National Tourism Organization recently conducted a poll, asking French Hallyu fans which K-pop group was their favorite, and 2NE1 who is receiving major interest overseas for their one-of-a-kind fashion style and unique music came in at #1, seizing 64.8% of the votes. The girls have been selected as seminar speakers for this advertising festival, as they have effectively marketed K-pop through digital marketing with their agency, YG Entertainment.

Though the girls have mainly focused on promotions within Korea, international fans have voted them as Mtv Iggy‘s ‘BEST NEW BAND‘, and their official YouTube channel has received a total number of 280,000,000 views. Through their effective digital marketing, 2NE1 is receiving an explosive amount of love and support from their fans overseas.

Each of the members are also actively communicating with their fans via their respective Facebook, me2day, and Twitter pages, and information regarding their stage ensembles and accessories are shared with their fans via SNS in real time.

2NE1′s agency YG Entertainment is leading the way with the digital marketing trend, establishing joint promotions with Korean portal site Naver for Big Bang‘s recent comeback, as well as launching a global cover dance contest through YouTube.

The 2NE1 members who will be attending this seminar remarked, “This is the first time we are standing on stage in front of a large group of people, not as artists but as public speakers. As we are attending this event on behalf of all the other K-pop artists, we will make sure to clearly inform them of the appeals of K-pop and why K-pop is so relevant. Next time, we would like to perform as artists in Cannes.”

The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is notorious for it’s rigid screening process when it comes to selecting it’s seminar speakers, but the organizing committee has warmly welcomed K-Pop artists and are looking forward to the girls’ attendance. Other seminar speakers scheduled to attend the event include Chairman of the London Olympics organizing committee Sebastian Coe, WPP Chairman Martin Sorrell, Nike Vice-Chairman Trevor Edwards, Sex and the City producer Michael Patrick King, and more.

The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival will be holding it’s 59th event festival this year and was established in 1953. Not only do they award excellent advertisement, they also share the marketing know-hows of global corporations. The seminars are held every year, and this year, 50 seminars will be held over the course of 7 days.

‘Invincible Youth 2′ reveals new G6 family photo

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:26 AM PDT

The first recording of the brand new ‘Invincible Youth 2‘ took place recently with returning host, Kim Shin Young, pictured in their new family photo.

The program’s PD, Kim Ho Sang wrote on his Twitter on April 4th, “The first recording of the new ‘Invincible Youth 2′. Kim Shin Young, Boom and G6 posing, fighting.”

He also uploaded a group photo which shows the girls and Boom in silly poses. Boom was particulary envied by male fans for being able to be so close with the girls.

Netizens commented, “They all look so natural, doesn’t feel like anything has changed,” “It sure looks like it’s going to be very interesting in future,” and “Really looking forward to seeing Kim Shin Young.”

‘Invincible Youth 2′ recently went through a revamp with a new timeslot of 5:15PM (KST) every Saturday and also bid farewell to cast members, Lee Soo Geun, Ji Hyun Woo, Amber and Go Woori. Kim Shin Young was added as the new host and will continue the show with Boom and the existing G6 members (Hyoyeon, Sunny, Kim Yewon, Kang Jiyoung, Suzy, and Bora)

The final episode with Lee Soo Geun, Ji Hyun Woo, Amber, and Go Woori will air on April 7th.

Source: Newsen via Nate

EXO’s mini-album track list + album jacket photos!

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:07 AM PDT

The track list and album jacket photos for SM Entertainment‘s upcoming idol group EXO‘s mini-album ‘MAMA‘ have appeared online!

The mini-album features the 6 tracks below, including their title track “MAMA” performed at the group’s official showcase.

Check out the track list and jacket photos below:

1. Mama
2. What Is Love
3. History
4. 니的世界 (Angel)
5. 雙月之夜 (Two Moons)
6. Machine
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Tip: Thanks, yetha & cindy!

Secrets of idols to be revealed on ‘K-STAR news’

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

SBS E!’s ‘K-STAR news‘ is covering an intriguing subject on their segment called, ‘Big Match Idol Ranking‘, for their April 4th broadcast.

This week’s ‘Big Match Idol Ranking’ will look into places idols are forbidden to go and idol member secrets including the reason why Super Junior‘s Shindong and 2AM‘s Seulong are not allowed to go near IU.

They will also be featuring Lee Joon of MBLAQ, who has incredible abs, but has neglected his “$1 million body” as well as SHINee member Jonghyun’s physique and a comment about it made by singer Baek Ji Young.

‘Big Match Idol Ranking’ will go into never-before-told stories of J.Y. Park, who is apparently known for making harsh remarks to idols under his label, as well.

A list of idols who have suddenly become blacklisted and some of the well-kept secrets of the K-Pop world will be revealed on ‘K-STAR news’ on April 4th at 7:00pm KST.

Source: SBS via Naver

MBLAQ greets future Korean Music Festival attendees!

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 06:16 AM PDT

MBLAQ was added to the list of performers lined up for the 10th annual Korean Music Festival (KMF) last month.

The MBLAQ members have now officially announced their participation in the KMF, to be held this year on Saturday, April 28th at its usual location at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

Watch the group’s greeting to future attendees on the official KMF Youtube channel below:

Tip: Thanks, c00kiemonster!

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung captures attention in flower-patterned pants

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 05:46 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung has captured a lot of attention for flower-patterned pants she wore at a film premiere.

On April 2nd, Sooyoung was present at the VIP preview of the movie ‘Doom’s Day Report‘ held at Seoul Lotte Cinema.

The Girls’ Generation member wore a sheer salmon blouse with navy flower-patterned pants, an outfit that matched the cheery mood of spring. With matching loafers and her wavy hair, Sooyoung completed a natural yet fashionable look.

Netizens commented, “It’s not something just anyone can pull off,” “Her legs are so pretty,” and “Because she’s so tall, everything looks good on her.”

Source + Image: Review Star via Nate

Super Junior’s Siwon pulls off a ‘jean-jean’ look

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Siwon showed off the infamous ‘jean-jean fashion‘ look in his recent selca.

Yesterday on the 3rd, Siwon tweeted, “Now I’m gonna take off to Paris. Are you waiting for us, Paris? I can’t wait meet you all,” and posted the above picture.

The picture showed Siwon wearing a jean outfit from top to bottom. ‘Jean-jean fashion’ is notorious for the high chance of looking tacky, but “prince frame” Siwon perfectly pulled off the difficult look.

Fans commented, “Better than Yoochun‘s ‘jean-jean fashion‘,” “The last touch to this fashion is the face,” and “Always like a prince no matter what he wears.

Source+Picture: Siwon’s Twitter

After School’s Nana has skinny thighs even when sitting down

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

After School‘s Nana has stirred up the jealousy of women after a photo highlighting her legs was posted on Twitter.

Raina uploaded a recent photo she took with Nana. The two of them are sitting on a bed in their hotel room, looking incredibly cute.  More then their beautiful faces, what caught the eye of many people were Nana’s thin thighs.

Fans who saw the photo commented, “She could be propping herself up,” “It is had to tell with Raina because she is crossing her legs,” and “I want to give her some of my fat.”

Starting on April 27th, After School will hold their first solo concert in Japan, from Tokyo and Nagoya to Osaka.

Source & Photo: Raina’s Twitter

DSP Boyz release second teaser for ‘Making the Star’!

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 05:15 AM PDT

allkpop previously reported on DSP Boyz first teaser for MBC’s ‘Making the Star- DSP Boyz, and a second shorter teaser has now been released!

The DSP Boyz (reported to be a temporary name) will be making their official on-screen debut through the upcoming reality program, which will air its first episode on April 24th at 8:30PM KST.

Check out the teaser below from DSP‘s official Youtube channel, and stay tuned to allkpop for their third teaser to be released next week:

Tip: Thanks, Nicori & lotter!

Se7en thanks his fans and shows off ‘Strong Heart’ trophy

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Se7en uploaded a shot of his ’Strong Heart‘ trophy, along with a thank you message to his fans.

Early in the morning on April 4th, Se7en thanked his fans, tweeting, “Despite the hard times in the past, because of the LUCKY SE7ENs who cheered me on just for being me I am happy today, ^^“, referencing the lyrics in his song “When I Can’t Sing.” He continued, “Now I’m a completely honest Se7en!! I’ll come back with a more confident and cool image!!! Love yall~.

The tweet, which he posted online after the broadcast of SBS’ ‘Strong Heart,’ was accompanied by a photo of a proud-looking Se7en with his ‘Strong Heart’ trophy. He captured everyone’s attention by revealing the story of how he and Park Han Byul almost broke up, but had their relationship saved by a hacker who publicized his pictures with Park Han Byul, thereby revealing their secret relationship.

Fans who visited Se7en’s Twitter returned his sentiments, leaving comments such as, “I am so happy because you are Se7en, the singer that I love,” and “Even if you say you can’t sing, I will cheer you on as a fan.”

Source: Se7en’s Twitter

BtoB releases behind-the-scenes footage for ID FILM and “Insane” album jacket photo shoot

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 04:17 AM PDT

New idol group BtoB has released a behind-the-scenes clip for their ‘ID FILM’ and “Insane” album jacket photo shoot!

The footage was released today on the group’s official Youtube channel.

Check out the boys of BtoB before their official debut in the freshly released footage below:

Tip: Thanks, Mhean Balboa!

Ailee to sing national anthem on opening day for Korean Baseball Organization

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:43 AM PDT

Rookie singer Ailee will bring her amazing vocals to the baseball diamond as she is set to sing the national anthem on opening day for the 2012 KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) season.

On April 4th, YMC Entertainment announced that Ailee will perform on the 7th in Incheon at Moon Hak Stadium in a match between the SK Wyverns and the Kia Tigers.

Singing the national anthem on opening day is a great honor and previous singers who’ve participated include Cho Yong Pil, Kim Bum Soo, Park Jung Hyun and Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation.  For a rookie singer like Ailee to receive such an honor, it seems that her vocal ability has already been acknowledged by many.

Ailee communicated her excitement stating, “I would have been happy to just attend opening day, but to be able to sing the national anthem there is a huge honor. I hope that none of the athletes get hurt and have a good game. I will root for you all until the last game of the season.

Ailee made her debut with a digital single in February titled “Heaven” and showed her immense vocals as well as fresh style to fans. Her name has consistently appeared on various music lists for the past two months.

Source: E Daily via Naver

Video clip of Yubin choreographing moves to Baek Ah Yeon’s voice appears online

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:14 AM PDT

A video clip of Wonder Girls member Yubin choreographing performance motions for ‘K-pop Star‘ Top 5 contestant Baek Ah Yeon has appeared online.

Recently on an online community board, a 30-second video clip with the title, “Yubin teaches moves to Baek Ah Yeon”, was uploaded.

In the clip, Yubin performs the Whitney Houston hit, “Saving All My Love for You“ with choreographed motions while Baek Ah Yeon sings in the background. Baek Ah Yeon, who was personally trained by Yubin, performed very well on the April 1st live broadcast of  ’K-pop Star’. Her angelic voice and natural moves received praise from the judges.

Netizens commented, “It seems that Baek Ah Yeon has the best chance to succeed if she debuts as as singer,” and “I am rooting for Baek Ah Yeon.

This past week on ‘K-pop Star,’ YG, JYP, and SM continued their casting of the remaining contestants and are preparing them for next week’s show.

Check out the clip below:

Source: Star News

Lee Hyori to attend Seoul Fashion Week fashion show with SPICA

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 02:44 AM PDT

Sexy queen Lee Hyori will be attending Seoul’s 2012 F/W Fashion Week with her hoobae (junior) group SPICA.

A representative of B2M Entertainment, Lee Hyori and SPICA’s agency, revealed, “Lee Hyori, who is currently on cable channel OnStyle‘s ‘Golden 12,’ has been invited to the 2012 F/W show for designers Steve J and Yoni P, who also appear on the show with her. Hyori suggested that SPICA, who are her juniors in the agency, attend with her, so they will be accompanying her to the fashion show.”

Steve J and Yoni P’s fashion show will take place on April 4th, at Jamsil Olympic Park‘s indoor Peace Plaza.

Source + Image: Segye Daily via Naver

Could Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young get back together?

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 02:10 AM PDT

City Hunter‘ fans might possibly see the Lee Min Ho-Park Min Young couple together again as rumors are circulating that the two stars still meet frequently.

According to insiders, the two still talk on the phone together and send text messages often, in addition to meeting each other near their homes. The possibility of the two allegedly getting back together after their break up over two months ago is gaining much interest.

The two stars caught each others’ eye after filming for SBS‘ hit drama, ‘City Hunter’, in July, and broke off their relationship this past December. They released the news to the public belatedly in January, stating they are now just “encouraging colleagues” to one another.

However, rumors of an alleged reunion are now quietly arising. On April 3rd, one insider who is close to the two stated, “It was burdensome for the two to meet at places where there were a lot of fans or they would receive a lot of attention…Rather than a break-up [atmosphere], it’s a casual atmosphere where there’s no burden.

Their frequent meetings have not gone unknown to colleagues either. One star who acted in Park Min Young’s drama stated, “It seems the two have strong feelings for each other…Even though I don’t know the specific situation, I know they still have a good relationship.

One representative stated, “Around the time the break-up news came out around January, they argued, sulked, and hesitated to contact each other like normal couples.

Representatives from Park Min Young’s agency stated, “It is not true that she will get together with Lee Min Ho again. They are just friends who ask how the other is doing. From what we know, their inner circles are similar so they cannot end their contact suddenly. Their houses are close together so that seems to be the source of these rumors.

Source: Donga via Nate, TV Report via Nate

Go Ara charms with her grown-up appeal for ‘Beauty +’ magazine

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Girl-next-door Go Ara transformed into a sexy and mature woman for her most recent photo shoot.

The actress donned the classic bright red lips look for her Beauty+ photo shoot, transforming from a young girl into a mature, sensuous woman.

Though Go Ara is still young, her years of acting experience helped her grasp the concept of the photo shoot. She struck the perfect poses for the camera which captured her mysteriously stunning beauty, earning high praise from the staff members on set.

Furthermore, Go Ara who conducted her post-photo shoot interview without a touch of makeup, captured the editor’s attention with her flawless, blemish free skin.

The actress who constantly makes headlines with her radiance revealed the secrets to maintaining her beauty, relieving stress, as well as the items she keeps in her bag.

Her full-length interview and the rest of the pictorials can be found in the April 2012 publication of ‘Beauty+’

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Source & Image : TVDaily via Nate, MyDaily via Nate