Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Tickets for JYJ member Kim Junsu’s solo concert sells out in 5 minutes" plus 19 more

"Tickets for JYJ member Kim Junsu’s solo concert sells out in 5 minutes" plus 19 more

Tickets for JYJ member Kim Junsu’s solo concert sells out in 5 minutes

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 09:15 AM PDT

Tickets for JYJ member Kim Junsu‘s solo concert sold out in just 5 short minutes.

JYJ’s agency CJeS remarked on April 19th, “Tickets for Kim Junsu’s solo concert began selling at 8PM tonight, and within 2 minutes, 17,000 seats were bought. Within 5 minutes, the concert was completely sold out.

But as soon as ticket sales began, our server had crashed due to the sudden influx of traffic so it’s more like the tickets sold out within 3 to 4 minutes,” they explained.

Kim Junsu’s very first solo concert will take place on May 19th and 20th at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. In the past, when Kim Junsu played a role in the musical ‘Mozart‘, he caused 45,000 seats to sell within 5 minutes. Seeing this, the fight to seize a ticket for his concert began as soon as news of his solo performance broke out.

A representative from CJeS remarked, “We realized just how explosive the public’s response was towards Kim Junsu’ album, seeing how the tickets sold out so quickly even though we have yet to even reveal the concept for the album. Depending on how many cancelled tickets we have on April 23rd, we will decide if we want to hold another ticket sale, but as of now, it looks like that’s going to be difficult.”

Source & Image: OSEN
Tip: Ecah

U-KISS releases track “Amazing” from ‘DORADORA’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:37 AM PDT

U-KISS has released their new single and comeback track “Amazing” from the group’s 6th mini-album ‘DORADORA‘.

“Amazing” is an upbeat dance track with elements of electronica and rap. The track is reported to have been co-produced by member AJ. The single was released today, five days ahead of the planned April 25th date for ‘DORADORA’.

Take a listen to “Amazing” below!

Sunny Hill releases MV for “Is the White Horse Coming?”

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:36 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. The theme for this song revolves around the fantasy that many women believe in; Prince Charming coming to sweep them off their feet on a white horse. The song will be criticizing the idea of Prince Charming, and how women will pick and choose depending on the quantitative aspects of a man rather than qualitative traits like his personality.

Check out the music video for “Is the White Horse Coming?” below!

B.A.P. releases teaser for “POWER”

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:27 AM PDT

B.A.P. is back!

After leaving quite the impression on the K-Pop scene with their debut Warrior, the 6 boys of B.A.P. will be making a comeback with their sophomore single “POWER“.

The teaser for POWER sees the boys continuing their trademark urban style, but this time meriting it with a cyberpunk inspired look. Some of the members even shed their blonde hair color. While not much of the song is revealed, the brand new concept will be sure to captivate fans and the like once more.

Until their official release on April 27th, check out the teaser below!

J.Y. Park hints at a possible 2PM comeback this summer?

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:08 AM PDT

Besides just the summer heat, it looks like Hottest may have something else to look forward to, as J.Y. Park recently hinted at a possible 2PM comeback to take place this summer.

On April 19th, singer and producer J.Y. Park wrote via his official Twitter page, “After finishing Wonder Girls US album finally finished the Wonder girls Korean 1st single! Also a quick surprise for 2PM fans this summer~!

He then tweeted again unveiling the dates of his own single release saying, “Now back to artist mode. For my personal fans, releasing my duet song ‘Someone else’ 22nd 0am and my 1st single ‘You’re the one’ 29th 0am!”

Hopefully we’ll get to see the boys on stage again soon – what do you think the surprise could be?

Source & Image: J.Y. Park‘s Twitter

Pledis launches Hello Venus’ official YouTube channel

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:02 AM PDT

Pledis who recently unveiled the faces of their new girl group Hello Venus have now launched the girls’ official YouTube channel.

To celebrate the girls’ fast-approaching debut, some of today’s top celebrities including Hello Venus‘ label mates After School and former SOLID member Kim Jo Han showed their support for the girls by sending their video greetings, which was then made into a ‘Cheer Up, Hello Venus’ video.

Check it out below!

HaHa brags about his busy schedule and wishes for sleep

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:29 AM PDT

Singer HaHa boasted about his idol-like busy schedule.

April 18th’s episode of KBS’Star Life Theater‘ featured footage of HaHa and Taw‘s appearance on radio show ‘Younha’s Starry Night‘, where they performed ”Laugh and Cry“.

HaHa talked about his busy schedule on the radio show saying, “We are currently living the lives of celebrities. Two days seem like a day and three days seem like a day. If we were given a break now, my wish would be to sleep.

He also brought laughs to the set when he bragged, “I am currently being filmed for a star documentary that only features stars.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

BoA shares funny picture from her past

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Top Hallyu star BoA posted a funny photo from her past on April 18th.

BoA shared the above photo on her Twitter account with a caption that read, “Haha, I found this pic from my old album. When I had short hair. Haha, this pic is so funny“.

The photo depicts BoA sporting a short haircut and wearing a casual, boyish outfit. Fans got a laugh out of her strange pose, which was struck next to an even stranger figurine.

Followers who saw the post commented, “This is hilarious. What is up with the character figurine?” and “I didn’t know BoA unnie took pictures like these!

In related news, BoA is currently serving as a judge on the panel of popular SBS talent program, ‘K-pop Star’.

Source & Image: BoA’s Twitter

Jay Park’s photo shoot with model Jang Hae Byul

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:50 AM PDT

Singer Jay Park shared a photo he took with model Jang Hae Byul during a shoot for an upcoming advertisement.

On April 9th, Jay posted the photo above via his Twitter page and wrote, “With model Jang Hae Byul at CeCi Spris/pony photo shoot. Keke. Look forward to it.

His followers couldn’t help but take note of how small Jay’s face looked, even when he was standing next to a female model.

They responded, “Jay’s just got it all,” and “Can’t wait to see the pictorial.

Source & Image : Jay Park’s Twitter

HyunA comments on fitness for ‘Sure Fit’ photo shoot

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

4minute HyunA‘s toned and fit body was featured in a shoot for style and fitness magazine, ‘Sure Fit‘.

On April 19th, a staff member from the shoot shared, “Every movement HyunA made with her long, slim arms and legs portrayed her unique, fit sexiness.

When asked about her flexible hips and toned legs, HyunA answered, “Ever since I was young, I liked dancing and hiked with my father every day. Maintaining good exercising habits is the key. I can feel my energy draining dramatically if I don’t exercise so I walk frequently, and even when practice ends at 6 in the morning, my members and I all go to the nearby 24 hour fitness center.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

4minute’s Sohyun snaps selca with fellow ’94 line’ BtoB’s Ilhoon

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:14 AM PDT

4minute‘s Sohyun revealed a friendly selca with BtoB‘s Ilhoon.

On April 18th, Sohyun tweeted, “With Cube 94 Ilhoon. Ilhoon. You [put your head] too forward,” and shared the above photo.

The picture showed Sohyun and Ilhoon posing close to each other with bright smiles. Sohyun’s tweet revealed her friendship with fellow Cube Entertainment label mate Ilhoon, who was also born in 1994.

After seeing the picture, followers commented, “Handsome boy and beautiful girl,” “You guys look good together,” and “It’s nice to see the two same-aged friends’ good bond.

Source+Picture: Sohyun‘s Twitter

Girl’s Day discusses their comeback + hopes to promote as long as Shinhwa

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:56 AM PDT

Idol group Girl’s Day remarked that they definitely felt the pressure during their 8-month hiatus, but they were also very confident.

On April 18th, Girl’s Day held their ‘Every Day II‘ showcase in Seoul, and talked about their thoughts on making a comeback.

We would be lying if we said there was no pressure,” they said. “We worked harder than ever before, but at the same time, we had a lot of fun.”

Girl’s Day continued, “No matter what song we are given, and no matter what kind of situation we are thrown into, we’re confident that we can grow and developWe are not intimidated by image transformations either.”

The members, who are celebrating their third anniversary this year, revealed their ambition for the long run, “We want to promote as long as our seniors Shinhwa. In order to do so, I think we have to maintain the love and friendship we have for each other.”

Source & Image : MyDaily

HaHa shares Kim Jong Kook’s tips after losing 13 lbs in 3 weeks

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:36 AM PDT

HaHa revealed the secrets to his diet on April 18th’s airing of KBS‘s ‘Star Life Theater‘.

As he jogged on the treadmill, he shared some dieting tips. After revealing that he had lost 13.2 pounds (6 kg) in just three weeks, he added, “I bet a lot of people can relate, but I work out so I can eat.”

HaHa shared, “I can eat until I’m full, but it depends on what the food is. It’s the difference between being full from hamburgers or five-grain rice. I can eat as much meat as I want also. But the difference is whether the meat is fried, lightly cooked, or boiled.

He added, “Kim Jong Kook hyung knows how much I love to eat so he told me, ‘Eat. Eat until you’re full, but change the food.’” For those considering going on a diet, HaHa suggests pig feet because it contains collagen instead of fat.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Jun Ji Hyun graces the cover of ‘Elle’ as a newlywed bride

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:14 AM PDT

Actress Jun Ji Hyun has released exclusive wedding photos through ‘Elle‘ magazine!

On April 13th, the actress got married to banker Choi Jun Hyuk, and left the single world once and for all. In an exclusive pictorial with ‘Elle’, Jun Ji Hyun will be gracing the cover wearing her wedding dress in the Korean, Chinese, Singaporean, and Taiwanese editions of the magazine

Jun Ji Hyun expressed, “I participated in the photo shoot out of gratitude for my friends and fans who blessed my wedding.”

Perhaps more interesting than the pictures is the accompanying interview in which she talks about how she and her husband grew from friends to lovers.

Check it all out in the May edition, which will be released on April 20th.

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Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

miss A’s Suzy promotes her parents’ cafe

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:55 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy recently uploaded a proof-shot of her surprise visit to the cafe owned and operated by her parents.

On April 19th, Suzy wrote on her Twitter, “Surprise visit to Soo Cafe in Gwangju. I heard this place is delicious,” and uploaded the photo above.

The photo shows the singer holding up a peace sign in front of a wall full of notes and letters by fans. Netizens, in particular, noticed that the interior is full of stuffed toys, flowerpots, cushions, and books.

Fans left comments in reply to her tweet saying, “I hope to visit the cafe someday,” “Where is Soo Cafe exactly located?” and “You’re so pretty, unnie.

Soo Cafe opened its doors on March 13th of 2011 and is named after Suzy with ‘Soo’ taken from the first syllable of her name.

Source: Suzy’s Twitter

Choi Min Soo reveals he lived with ghosts for two years

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:25 AM PDT

Actor Choi Min Soo recently shared some frightening stories about his experience with ghosts, giving the hosts and viewers of ‘Radio Star‘ goosebumps.

The actor guested on the April 18th episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star’ and confessed that while living in seclusion for the past two years, he had been accompanied by ghosts. He then surprised the MCs by saying, “There’s even a ghost here in the studio.”

When I woke up and opened my eyes, there was a ghost staring down at me. They even copy my actions. Whenever they get loud, I would tell them ‘be quiet!’ and they’d obey.”

He continued, “One day, my shoulder suddenly began aching in pain so I went to get an acupuncture done. However, I found out from a shaman that there was actually a ghost pressing down on my shoulder.”

Next week’s episode of ‘Radio Star’ will feature actors Sun Woo Jae Duk, Kim Eung Soo, and Jung Eun Pyo from the popular MBC drama ‘Moon That Embraces The Sun‘.

Source & Image: My Daily via Nate

Park Si Yeon shows off the perfect denim fit for ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 03:58 AM PDT

Having  released her latest film, ‘Ganginam‘, in theaters, actress Park Si Yeon is ready to spice things up with a sexy new pictorial for ‘Cosmopolitan‘ magazine.

Her femme fatale image in her movie carries over to the pictorial perfectly as she models premium denim brands in a chic yet glamorous fashion. Her tall height is put to full use here in elongating jeans, breathing true life into them with her perfect fit.

From skinnies to straight and even boot cuts, Park Si Yeon covers them all with her beautiful body line, giving them an entirely new look that will be hard for anyone else to mimic.

The shoot was finished off with a round of praise from staff members who were impressed with her ability to turn every outfit into something uniquely her own.

Check out more denim styling tips in the May edition of ‘Cosmopolitan’.

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Source + Photos: TV Daily via Nate

Shinhwa wins #1! + Performances from April 19th’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 03:30 AM PDT

Mnet's 'M! Countdown' is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

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

5tion and Supernova also take the stage to perform “Papillon” and “Stupid Love“.

Lastly, girl group Girl’s Day performs their upbeat track titled “Oh! My God“.

SHINee bid farewell on today’s episode with performances of both “Stranger” and “Sherlock“.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Busker Busker, Shinhwa, and 4minute, but in the end, it was Shinhwa who clinched the win tonight with "Venus"!

Congratulations to Shinhwa for their 'M! Countdown' trophy!


Performers tonight included SHINee, 4minute, SISTAR, BtoB, EXO-K, Baechigi, Shinhwa, TRITOPS, Baek Chung Kang, Huh Gak, Seo In Guk, and SORISO

Check out the performances below:


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Teaser for fourth DSP Boyz member Sungmin is out!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 03:15 AM PDT

The teaser for the fourth DSP Boyz member, Sungmin, has been released!

The identities of the 3 remaining DSP Boyz will be revealed on April 20th, 21st, and 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 first three DSP Boyz, JaehyungYunyoung, and Hyojun.

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

Tip: jnn

Supernova is tired of “Stupid Love” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 03:00 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 ‘M! Countdown‘ below, and be sure to check out the rest of the performances here!