Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Taetiseo releases “Twinkle”" plus 19 more

"Taetiseo releases “Twinkle”" plus 19 more


Taetiseo releases “Twinkle”

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:07 AM PDT

After the release of individual video teasers featuring members, Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, Girls’ Generation‘s sub unit, Taetiseo, have released their much mini album!

“Twinkle” is a medium tempo dance track featuring a ’70s/’80s vibe with a catchy melody, and shows off the powerful vocals of the three members.

With the release of “Twinkle” under their belt, Taetiseo will release the physical album on May 2nd. The girls will then hold their sub unit debut stage on May 3rd through ‘M! Countdown‘.

Without further ado, check out “Twinkle” below and remember to support by purchasing the music on iTunes!

Short Introduction:

Twinkle:

Baby Steps Preview:

OMG Preview:

Library Preview:

Goodbye Hello Preview:

Love Sick Preview:

Checkmate Preview:

Chance to win a special gift from Girls’ Generation. SMTOWN has come up with a special giveaway for fans who purchase ‘TWINKLE’ through iTunes. Lucky winners will be receiving a special gift from Girls’ Generation – TTS.

How to Win

1. Purchase the GIRLS' GENERATION – TTS MINI ALBUM 'TWINKLE' on iTunes
2. Take a picture to prove that you bought the album from iTunes.
3. Send the picture to gift@smtown.com with your name, age and address.
*Special gift from GIRLS' GENERATION – TTS will be given to the randomly selected people.

*Event Duration
April 29th ~ May 1st(Seoul Time)

*Album booklet and audio file of the members introducing the tracks will be provided ONLY to those who buy the album on iTunes.

Twinkle - 소녀시대 (Girls' Generation)

J.Y. Park releases MV for “You’re the One”

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 08:04 AM PDT

As reported earlier, producer and singer J.Y. Park has released his second track, "You’re the One (Only You)", off his mini album ‘Spring – 5 Songs for a New Love‘. In addition to revealing a set of teaser photos and a short video teaser, he has just released the music video!

The music video is in a different nature than his previous track, “Someone Else”, the song is more upbeat and dance worthy. J.Y. Park proves he’s still got the moves while dressed to impress in various colored suits.

Remember to support by purchasing his music on iTunes!

Spring - 5 Songs for a New Love - EP - J.Y. Park

Yoochun shares a ‘couple photo’ with Han Ji Min

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Park Yoochun, JYJ member and star of the drama ’Rooftop Prince‘, shared a cute photo he took with co-star Han Ji Min.

Yoochun tweeted yesterday, “North Jeolla Province has such nice weather today,” with a photo of the two stars giving off a couple vibe. He placed his arm comfortably around Han Ji Min as they stood in front of beautiful scenery.

Followers commented, “How do they look so good together,” “This is a couple shot that brightens my heart,” and “Lee Gak-Park Ha forever!

Source + Image: Yoochun’s Twitter

T.O.P paint brush has fans laughing

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 06:59 AM PDT

A paint brush resembling T.O.P of Big Bang has fans cracking up with laughter.

A post titled “Boot Shakalaka”, a pun on T.O.P’s part in Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” and the Korean word for paint brush (“boot“), has surfaced online.

The Big Bang member’s face was drawn on the upper handle of the brush while the actual brush itself served as his hair. Fans are reported to have been incredibly amused by the discovery as the “Shakalaka brush” was detailed down to the mint coloring of T.O.P’s hair.

In related news, Big Bang will wrap up their promotions of mini-album ‘ALIVE‘ on April 29th’s SBSInki Gayo‘, and depart for their tour in Japan.

Source + Photo: Bnt News via Nate
Tip: Serena

miss A’s Jia is enjoying the beautiful weather

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

miss A‘s Jia shared a selca today with a message revealing her excitement about the beautiful weather.

She posted on Twitter, “Today’s weather is the best!!!! Love it ^^ I’m gonna go out and enjoy it!!! kekeke.” In the photo, Jia is giving a thumb up, indicating her approval of the weather and showing her unique variety of aegyo.

Fans commented on the tweet saying, “Going on a picnic is the best for days like today,” “You look excited,” and “Just like the weather, you’re also beautiful.

Source + Image: Jia’s Twitter

Lee Dong Wook looks dashing in a baseball uniform

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 05:57 AM PDT

Photos of actor and ‘Strong Heart‘ host Lee Dong Wook attending a baseball game with gagman Jung Joon Ha and announcer Kim Hwan has netizens buzzing over his dashing looks.

The photos surfaced online on April 28th, and revealed the celebrity baseball team ‘Han‘ warming up for a game.

Lee Dong Wook, who is seen wearing uniform number 19, received the most attention as viewers were charmed by his tall and strong figure. The actor looks very adept at the sport. His solid form and posture as he throws the ball suggest that he’s an experienced player. Fans were extremely delighted to see this new found charm of Lee Dong Wook.

There are many celebrity sports teams in South Korea, ranging from basketball to soccer. Celebrity baseball team ‘Han’ is one of the oldest as it has a 14-year-long history. The team consists of Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Joon Ha, Lee Hwi Jae, Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Hwan, and more.

It’s reported that the team meets every week to hang out and practice.

Source + Photos: Osen

Ivy reveals J.Y.Park was in awe of her figure

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 05:23 AM PDT

On the recent episode of KBS‘ ‘Sketchbook‘, Ivy shared an episode she had with J.Y.Park.

Ivy started off by revealing, “J.Y.Park named me Ivy.” She continued,”J.Y.Park says that you have to dress up accordingly when you’re singing.

She shared that she actually had to wear heels and flashy outfits when she sang sexy songs. She subtly bragged, “So when I sang a sexy song, I wore a very tight outfit, and J.Y.Park was in awe.

Ivy shyly added, “I’m sorry,” humoring the audience with her apology for bragging.

The singer was previously a trainee of JYP Entertainment.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Jaejoong’s 9-set selca amuses followers

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 04:52 AM PDT

JYJ member Jaejoong‘s 9-set selca is drawing attention from fans.

On April 28th, the idol tweeted, “If I become tired, I lose,” revealing a photo set in which he did indeed look very determined to stay awake.

With every additional selca, Jaejoong’s eyes look as if they’re one step closer to being fully shut. With the intense workload of a super idol, Jaejoong looks like he’s definitely trying his best to overcome exhaustion.

Followers commented, “You are about to fall asleep,” “Goodbye to dreamland =D,” and “Why do you look so hot when you’re tired?

Source + Photos: Jaejoong’s Twitter

Rainbow’s Jisook roars for her fans

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 04:20 AM PDT

Rainbow member Jisook recently took to her Twitter blog to upload a cute photo of herself imitating a Domo-kun doll.

On April 27th, Jisook tweeted, “I imitated this doll’s expression. Roar.”

Although she made an attempt to imitate the “monster”, fans were definitely more amused than startled. Jisook also looks a lot younger than her actual age in the selca as she holds her pink monster up while putting on a cute, dorky expression.

Followers expressed, “Rainbow are aegyo queens,” “You look more adorable than the doll,” and “Love your creamy skin.

Source + Photos: Jisook’s Twitter

Haha reveals his thoughts on ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 03:50 AM PDT

Singer HaHa recently revealed his thoughts on MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

On April 27th he posted on his Twitter, “It’s been a while, but we filmed ‘Infinity Challenge’ yesterday… I almost died laughing. I was excited and also bitter for some reason.. Our Lee Na Young, Lee Tae Sung, Lee Joon, and now joining our family Defconn, I was so happy filming with you all. It was a very thankful day. I only want to show everyone what we did!

Followers commented, “We only want to watch this now too,” “I will wait forever,” and “Fan of Lee Na Young… I’m going crazy wanting to watch this.

It seems Lee Na Young followed through on her promise to appear on ‘Infinity Challenge’ after the “Strike Special” episode.

Who’s excited for the new episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’?!

Source & Picture: OSEN

T-ara’s CFs for ‘Wild Roses’ released!

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 03:22 AM PDT

T-ara‘s commercials for outdoor clothing brand Wild Roses have been released!

Hyomin previously tweeted a photo of the group in cat woman outfits, and fans speculated whether it was a teaser of T-ara’s next concept. The cat woman concept was just one of many silly and adorable outfits in the Wild Roses CFs, however. The outdoor clothing brand is reported to be created by female designers with women in mind.

Check out T-ara’s addicting CFs, previously released teaser, and catalog photos for Wild Roses below!

Short version:

Long version:

Translation: “Wild Roses, light and slim… Wild Roses, comfortably and beautifully… Wild Roses, strong and cool… I’ll entrust myself to you! My healing outdoor.”

Previously released teaser:

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Tip: craZy18gurl

Simon D and Heechul take a snapshot at a PC Center

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 02:47 AM PDT

Simon D recently treated fans to a charismatic photo taken with Super Junior‘s Heechul!

On April 27th, Simon D tweeted, “I met Heechul hyung for the first time in a while, but the location was at the PC bang. kekeke. let’s rock n LOL“.

PC bangs, which literally mean “PC rooms”, are common and abundant in South Korea. They contain numerous computers for the convenience of consumers, who can surf the web, work, play computer games, and watch entertainment. However, they are mostly used by gamers, especially Starcraft enthusiasts. Based on Simon D’s tweet, the two seem to have met coincidentally at a random PC center. Could Simon D and Heechul be Starcraft players?

His followers tweeted back with, “Wow, you both met at the PC room,” “You two look like real siblings,” and “Looking hot in that pose.

Source + Photos: Simon D’s Twitter

4minute’s HyunA gives Sohyun a back hug

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 02:17 AM PDT

4minute‘s Sohyun revealed a heartwarming photo of her and group mate HyunA.

On April 27th, Sohyun tweeted, “Today, HyunA unnie is MCing for ‘Music Bank‘! Kim MC. You must watch today’s Music Bank.”

The members look like sisters as HyunA stood behind Sohyun, giving a warm back hug.

Followers commented, “4minute jjang,” “So cute, yet so sexy,” and “I will watch today’s Music Bank!

Source + Photos: Sohyun’s Twitter

Rainbow has a blast at Lady Gaga’s concert!

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 01:47 AM PDT

Many of you are probably aware that Lady Gaga stopped by South Korea to kick off her concert, ‘Born This Way Ball‘.

Her presence had a huge impact on international and South Korean media from the moment she stepped into Incheon airport. It looks like Korean idols were also eager to watch her performance as Rainbow recently shared their experience at the concert!

On April 27th, Rainbow’s Ji Sook tweeted, “Rainbow has appeared at Lady Gaga’s concert~ Thanks to Lady Gaga unnie, we got rid of our stress! We are leaving after relieving our stress~ The live performance was the best!!! Kyaaaaaa >_< .

The Korean Media Rating Board attempted to elevate the age requirement for the concert from 12 to 18 as there were some conservatives who believed Gaga’s sexually explicit songs and pornographic images would “pollute the minds of youths”. However, it looks like the concert carried out smoothly; reports state that over 45,000 filled up the stadium.

Source + Photos: Ji Sook’s TwitterMTV News

Performances from April 28th’s ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 01:17 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, talented boy groups U-KISS and F.CUZ return to the stage on 'Music Bank' with "DORADORA" and "No.1", respectively.

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

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"!

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show includes B1A4, NU’EST, 4minute, SISTAR, EXO-K, Baechigi, Noel, Baek Chung Kang, Sunny Hill, 5tion, Supernova, Girl’s Day, Electroboyz, and Aurora!

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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Ivy impresses with “Torn Heart” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 01:03 AM PDT

After 2 and a half years, Ivy has finally returned to the music landscape.

Ivy has released her new EP 'INTERVIEW' along with the music video for the title ballad track, "Torn Heart". It has been a long time away for Ivy, and she is more than determined to deliver joy to her fans with a fresh, new transformation. The singer who has up until now been known as a sexy K-Pop diva with dance track songs has transformed with a mellow ballad track.

Check out her emotional performance below, and check out the rest of today's clips here.

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

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 12:58 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 Core' with "DORADORA".

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

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 12:54 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 Core' with title track "POWER".

BABYs, check it out below, and the rest of today's performances here.

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Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon performs a special stage with “Missing You Like Crazy” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 12:49 AM PDT

Girl's Generation‘s kid leader Taeyeon has once again solidified her 'Queen of OST' status with the release of  "Missing You Like Crazy".

The song, which serves as the main OST for MBC's drama 'The King 2 Hearts', has been topping many charts, so much so that Taeyeon was provided the opportunity to hold a special stage!

On today’s episode of MBC’s ‘Music Core‘, Taeyeon took the stage to perform “Missing You Like Crazy”.

Check out her absolutely flawless performance below, and be sure to view the rest of today’s performances here!

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

Posted: 28 Apr 2012 12:27 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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