Friday, April 27, 2012

"SHINee’s Minho & Key were awkward with each other for two years after a fight" plus 19 more

"SHINee’s Minho & Key were awkward with each other for two years after a fight" plus 19 more


SHINee’s Minho & Key were awkward with each other for two years after a fight

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 09:40 AM PDT

SHINee members Minho and Key admitted that they were awkward for two long years after a heated fight.

The boys of SHINee guest-featured on the April 26th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘ and shared stories about the difficult days they spent as trainees.

When asked if they ever fought, the members admitted that they fought over the smallest things.

Key confessed that he had fought with Minho a lot. “We are the same age, and we just fought over the smallest things. Being from Daegu, I spoke with a dialect and that caused Minho to think I was always mad at him.”

Where I come from, there is no such thing as hierarchy between people of the same age, but such a thing existed when we were trainees,” he continued. “Minho drew a line between us two as junior and senior, and I really didn’t like that. That caused a really big argument to erupt between Minho and I. We were so awkward for two years after that.”

Thinking back to that time, Minho added, “It was so awkward trying to talk to him. We always turned our backs to one another and barely asked each other how we were doing.”

But after spending 24 hours together for 5 years, we have become closer than family,” Minho explained. “He has become an irreplaceable friend.”

Now none of us really fight because we all know each members likes and dislikes,” Key added. But Minho begged to differ saying, “Key knows what I hate the most, and he still does it,” causing everyone to laugh.

Yes,” Key admitted. “I do it everyday.”

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

YG Entertainment artists dominating the online video market

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 09:07 AM PDT

These days, Hallyu idols are receiving an explosive response from overseas fans as they make breakthroughs to new territories, and it’s the YG Entertainment artists that are dominating the international online video market.

In the case of Big Bang, their MVs for “Blue“, “Fantastic Baby“, “Bad Boy“, and more recorded over 50,000,000 views. As of April 25th, “Blue” recorded 19,280,000 views, “Fantastic Baby” with 17,800,000 views, and “Bad Boy” with 11,850,000 views on YouTube. This feat is all the more surprising, as it has only been 2 months since Big Bang released the three music videos on YouTube. Furthermore, the “Blue” MV which was revealed to the world before the rest recorded an impressive 10,000,000 view within just 10 days of being released.

In addition to Big Bang, their label mates 2NE1 recorded 40,350,000 views with their “I Am The Best” MV alone. The video received 1,600,000 views in just 2 days after it’s release and consistently recorded 1,000,000 views per day. The video also seized the #2 spot for both YouTube’s ‘Most Watched’ list, as well as the ‘Most Searched Video’ list. The MV ranked within the top 10 in France, Hong Kong, Sweden, Taiwan, Mexico, and more for Most Watched Videos on YouTube.

Altogether, the Big Bang and 2NE1 music videos recorded over 430,000,000 total views and with the numbers for the ‘ALIVE’ tracks and 2NE1′s “Lonely” along with “I Am The Best”, the total figure well exceeds 500 million.

As proven by the statistics on YouTube, Big Bang and 2NE1′s fame is international, their influence global. This was only possible because Big Bang and 2NE1 who are now considered more than just idol stars possess exceptional musical talent. Their abilities as well as the high-quality production of their MVs is acknowledged by fans around the world. Their success is also credited to the fact that YG lays hip hop as a foundation to their music, a genre that comes closest to the trends of the American market.

Source & Image: OSEN via Naver

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon finds a partner on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 08:36 AM PDT

As previously reported, Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon made her first appearance on MBC‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars- Season 2.

On the first episode that aired on April 27th, Hyoyeon met her dancing partner, Kim Hyung Suk (24). Her partner, Kim Hyung Suk expressed that he was pleased with being paired with her saying, “I like people who have nice smiles, and my partner has a really cute smile.

Hyoyeon who has decided to speak informally with her partner said, “I like that my partner is the same age as I am. This way we can speak comfortably with one another.” Although an expert in dancing, this is Hyoyeon’s first attempt at Tango. “I saw a video, and they were dancing lying down,” she said. Hyoyeon feels a bit awkward with the excessive skin contact in the tango style of dance. “I’ve tried a lot of different dances, but I always danced alone. It’s a little awkward having someone put their hands on me.

Check out Hyoyeon’s cuts from the first episode below!

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate
Tip: Minh Nhut

SISTAR’s Dasom feels inferior to her fellow members

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 08:04 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Dasom admitted that she feels inferior to her fellow members.

During a recent recording for KBS 2TV‘s ‘Story Show Do Dream‘, Dasom shared her current struggles.

This is a concern I’ve had for the last two years,” she began. “No matter how hard I try, my talents fall short of the other members. Because of the difference in our abilities, I’ve developed an inferiority complex.”

Fellow member Hyorin who made an appearance on the show with Dasom remarked, “We members did our best to help lessen her concerns, but I think it’s becoming more painful for her as time goes by.”

The episode airs on April 28th at 10:25PM KST.

Source & Image: SportsChosun via Nate

YoonA comments on Girls’ Generation’s hectic schedule and physical health

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Singer and actress YoonA of Girls’ Generation discussed the hectic schedule and outstanding physical health of the group’s members.

During an interview on April 27th for KBS 2TV‘s drama ‘Love Rain‘, YoonA commented, “It’s a killer schedule… I think that it’s a little different from the other actors. Though other actors can usually rest after filming for the drama, there’s either an endorsement shoot to go to or etc., Even when there’s no drama filming for the day, I can’t rest because I need to either practice with the other Girls’ Generation members or fulfill another thing in my schedule. I think that’s why I hear [that it must be tough].”

She went on, “Truthfully, I do get tired sometimes. But the bright side is that since there are 9 members, we can split up work. Sometimes a few of us shoot for an endorsement deal first or we share activities… Though everyone’s busy, no one has fainted yet (Laughs).”

YoonA then revealed that the girls sometimes joke around about ways to get out of their hectic lifestyle, stating, “Among the members, we’ll joke, ‘Someone please faint or something. We need to rest.’ I think everyone’s very physically strong and healthy. We all exercise a lot as well.”

Source: Osen

Kim So Eun and Kangta take a spring couple photo

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 06:59 AM PDT

A recent photo of singer Kangta and actress Kim So Eun has netizens buzzing over their hot couple vibe.

On April 26th, Kim So Eun tweeted the above photo and left the message, “During our filming for ‘Happy Ending‘, the scenery looked so good that I took a photo with Goo Seung Jae (Kangta) oppa! peace.

The two are currently starring in JTBC‘s weekend drama ‘Happy Ending’ as lovers. Kim So Eun plays the role of Kim Eun Ha while Kangta plays Goo Seung Jae, who is considered a perfect man at work, and is also a warm-hearted man who loves doing charity. The two are famous for bickering at each other in the drama, but the photo shows otherwise. With the breathtaking background and the warm spring light, the actors definitely give off a spring couple vibe!

Followers admired their close relationship and commented, “You look good with Kangta oppa,” “First Junho, now Kangta? I’m jelly,” and “You’re so lucky to meet all these gorgeous men!

Source + Photos: Kim So Eun’s Twitter

B.A.P. ‘POWER’ album jacket making-of footage!

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 06:29 AM PDT

B.A.P. made a comeback with their second album ‘POWER‘ yesterday, and now making-of footage for the mini-album jacket has been released!

The boys of B.A.P. manage to look like fierce warriors in special face and body paint, which glows neon underneath a black light.

Check out the special behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot below, and watch their comeback performance on ‘Music Bankhere.

Source: Daum
Tip: spongegi, ninni

Hwayoung posts baby photos of herself & twin Hyoyoung

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 05:59 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hwayoung has shared some adorable baby photos of herself and twin sister, Hyoyoung!

On April 26th, Hwayoung tweeted, “Twin Power, even when we were kids! We didn’t need our parents’ help! Teeth technique! Cha!

Not only do their faces make it obvious that the two are twins in the baby photo, their identical actions also suggest that they’re definitely more alike than non-twin siblings. The sisters look adorable as they sit side by side, attempting to tear off the caps of Pringles cans.

The photo melted the hearts of fans and followers as they commented, “OMG, so cute!  Who is who,” “You guys looked so similar even back then,” and “Who knew these cuties would grow up to become sexy divas?

Source + Photos: Hwayoung’s Twitter

G.O. looks happy between miss A members Min & Suzy

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

MBLAQ member G.O. looks incredibly happy standing between miss A members Min and Suzy in a recent selca.

G.O. tweeted the above photo on April 26th and wrote, “Suddenly gathered right after a performance.

Suzy is standing to G.O.’s left as she puffs up her cheeks, holding a cute pose, while on G.O.’s right stands Min with a wide smile on her face. Lucky G.O. stands in the envied center position as Mir seems to be content to “photobomb” in the background..

Followers commented, “G.O. looks like he is truly happy,” “Min to the left, Suzy to the right… G.O. is the ultimate winner,” and “Is that Mir in the back?

Source: G.O.’s Twitter

Kangta goes shopping with his team from ‘Voice Korea’

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 05:03 AM PDT

A picture of Kangta going shopping with his team from Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea‘ has been revealed.

Kangta uploaded a photo and tweeted on April 26th, “Preparations for the 2nd round live broadcast of Voice Korea is complete, even our wardrobe! We are at Dongdaemun, it is 2:30AM, Team Kangta! Sae Hee, Hyuk Soo, Keun Suk, and Na Hyun fighting~.

In the photo, you can see Kangta’s team members from ‘Voice Korea’ surrounding him. They are all smiling as Keun Suk and Na Hyun hold up a ‘V’ for victory while Sae Hee and Hyuk look like they are ready for bed. Still, the entire group is holding shopping bags full of goodies, and seem to have had a great time.

What is especially heartwarming is that you can sense that the team truly cares and looks out for each other.

Baek Ji Young, who saw Kangta’s tweet, responded with a hint of envy writing, “You even went to buy clothes? Kangta is the greatest coach! Everyone must be so happy. See you all on Friday!

Followers who saw Kangta’s message commented, “Such a cool coach,” “Wow, hwaiting,” and “I am envious. And at such an hour…

Source: TV Report via Naver + Kangta’s Twitter

Etude House video teaser of ‘COOOL Skin World Championships’ feat. 2NE1′s Dara & SHINee

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 04:29 AM PDT

On April 19th, Etude House revealed a poster image of their models 2NE1's Dara and SHINee, and now a video teaser for the ‘COOOL Skin World Championships‘ is here!

Dara and SHINee are featured in the teaser as “members of the national team”.

Watch out for the release of the ‘COOOL Skin World Championships‘ on May 7th, and the Trip Crown Precious Mineral SUN BB, which is coming out May 1st.

May 7th will mark the day of the “110M Hurdle” when the winner of the Quick Perfection summer makeup competition will be broadcast on Etude’s official Youtube channel.

Tip: minglive

SISTAR wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from April 27th!

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 03:59 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were actor Lee Jang Woo alongside special MCs SISTAR‘s Hyorin and 4minute‘s Hyuna!

Aside from the usual stages, talented boy groups U-KISS and F.CUZ return to the stage on ‘Music Bank’ with “DORADORA” and “No.1“, respectively.

Supernova fans reunite! The boys are back and better than ever with their latest hit “Stupid Love“.

Continuing with today’s slew of comebacks, sexy diva Ivy returns with her sweet ballad titled “Torn Heart“.

Electroboyz make their return with “Should I Laugh or Cry?” on today’s episode, too.

And lastly, what BABYs have anxiously been waiting for since B.A.P‘s last round of promotions for “Warrior“: the boys’ comeback stage for “POWER“!

As for the nominees, 4minute faced off against SISTAR for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was SISTAR who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Alone".

Congratulations to SISTAR and to all STAR1!

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Others who performed tonight included Shinhwa, 4minute, SISTAR, Noel, 7.9.4.2, RYUKI, 2BiC, Electroboyz, 5tion, Baechigi, MIII, Sunny Hill, Girls Day, NU’EST, Seo In Guk, Yangpa, and EXO-K

Check out the performances below:

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U-KISS makes a fierce comeback with “DORADORA” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 03:37 AM PDT

Idol group U-KISS is finally back with the release of their 6th mini album 'DORADORA'!

Their title song "DORADORA" is a powerful dance track that lays a funky beat as the foundation, and combines a bit of Dubstep. The melodically charismatic beat of the song will be sure to display U-KISS' unique masculine charm that sets them apart from other idols out there.

The boys returned with their comeback stage on today's episode of 'Music Bank' with "DORADORA" and “When Love Stop“!

Don't miss out and check it out! Be sure to also check out the rest of today’s performances here.

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F.CUZ returns with “No.1″ on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 03:33 AM PDT

F.CUZ is back after a year and a half with their newest mini-album 'For Century Ultimate Zest'!

With the addition of two new members, the boys are ready to win the hearts of their fans with various appeals, and their sound proves how much they have grown as musicians during their time away from the music scene.

Check them out below as they perform their title track “No.1” with their fresh voices, and check out the rest of today’s performances here!

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B.A.P is back with “POWER” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 03:26 AM PDT

B.A.P.'s new mini-album 'POWER' has been released.

The group's second album features 4 tracks in all, and like the "Warriors" that they are, the titles included suggest a strong and aggressive theme. B.A.P. will be covering genres from dance to rap and hip hop.

Following the album release, the boys of B.A.P continue promotions with their comeback stage on ‘Music Bank‘ with title track “POWER“.

BABYs, check it out below, and the rest of today’s performances here!

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

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 02:59 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" is sure not to disappoint.

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

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TOUCH releases comeback MV teaser + 2 new members

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 02:35 AM PDT

TOUCH announced last week that they'll be making a comeback with new members.

A MV teaser for “Let’s Walk Together” was released today on YYJ Entertainment‘s official Youtube channel.

Member Junyong has left the group due to mandatory military enlistment, and Younghoon departed because of family circumstances. Vocalist Chulmin and rapper Kanghyun will be joining TOUCH in their place.

The teaser for the track features Kim So Hyun, who played the role of young Yoon Bo Kyung in ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘.

Watch the music video teaser for “Let’s Walk Together”, and stay tuned to allkpop for the single’s official release on May 2nd KST.

Source: Daum

Tip: Airene

Block B releases teaser for “Close My Eyes” + ‘Welcome to the Block Repackage’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 02:03 AM PDT

Block B has just released a teaser for “Close My Eyes” to announce their upcoming repackaged version of the group’s highly successful second album, ‘Welcome to the Block‘.

If fans pre-order now, they’ll receive a large group poster as well as three random member bromide posters while supplies last. ‘Welcome to the Block Repackage’ is due out May 2nd.

Check out the teaser for the title track “Close My Eyes”, with lyrics penned by Zico and Kyung, and the album’s track list below!

Track List:

1. Close My Eyes
2. Action (RMX)
3. LOL
4. Synchronization 100%
5. Action
6. Nanrina (inst.)
7. LOL (inst.)
8. Synchronization 100% (inst.)
9. Close My Eyes (inst.)
10. Action (RMX) (inst.)

Tip: Zoe

Teaser for TVXQ Changmin’s Japanese movie debut in ‘Hold Onto the Gold and Fly’ released

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 01:34 AM PDT

The teaser video for the Japanese movie, ‘Hold Onto the Gold and Fly, featuring TVXQ‘s Changmin, was released on the 27th.

The movie is set to premiere in November 2012. The plot of ‘Hold Onto the Gold and Fly’ is based on the novel by best-selling mystery and suspense writer Kaoru Takamura, and is directed by Kazuyuki Izutsu, who is best known for his movie ‘Crash‘. The film tells the story of six men who go on a mission to steal gold.

The teaser shows a glimpse of the main characters including Satoshi Tsumabuki, Asano Tadanobu, Nishida ToshiyukiJunpei Mizobata, and Kenta Kiritani. You can also see TVXQ’s Changmin play the role of a North Korean spy who disguises himself as a study abroad student.

Check out the teaser for ‘Hold Onto the Gold and Fly’ below.

Source: Newsen

Tip: emmiiaahh

How does Girls’ Generation’s YoonA feel about being compared to Yuri?

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 01:04 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA expressed the burden she feels about having her acting compared to the skills of fellow member Yuri.

On April 27th, YoonA met with reporters at the vicinity of her shooting location for KBS 2TV‘s ‘Love Rain‘, where she candidly revealed her thoughts on the drama.

When asked how she felt about the comparison between her and Yuri’s acting skills, YoonA answered, “Our stress factors are different. This is Yuri unnie’s first time acting, but I am at the stage where I have to solidify my path as an actress. I was very surprised after seeing Yuri’s acting because she is so much better than I was during my first project.”

She added, “I rested from acting for two years, but I think I matured a lot during that time. Whether it’s working with the other actors or analyzing the script, my eyes for seeing the work have widened. Let’s say if I only looked at my parts in the past, now I look at the work as a whole to grasp my role.”

YoonA was then asked about the reaction she received from the other Girls’ Generation members for ‘Love Rain’. YoonA responded, “Everyone says I come out so pretty in the drama and likes it. In particular, they were all very surprised after watching the kiss scene.”

YoonA then chose Sooyoung as the member who monitors her acting the most, stating, “Sooyoung unnie personally recorded the Japanese dialogue for me. Because I would listen to the recording to practice before the scenes, there were times where I spoke in Sooyoung unnie’s tone, which left me very surprised.”

Source: OSEN