Saturday, May 12, 2012

"21 Top idol stars perform at ’2012 Dream Concert’" plus 19 more

"21 Top idol stars perform at ’2012 Dream Concert’" plus 19 more


21 Top idol stars perform at ’2012 Dream Concert’

Posted: 12 May 2012 08:36 AM PDT

On May 12th, the top idol stars of today gathered together for the 18th annual ‘Dream Concert‘ held at the World Cup Stadium in Seoul.

The 2012 Dream Concert is usually the biggest and baddest contest in Korea and this year was no different as 21 of today’s hottest K-Pop Stars performed including, TVXQ, Girls’ Generation (Taetiseo), 2PM, 2AM, MBLAQ, SISTAR, SECRET, B2ST, 4minute, INFINITE, BOYFRIEND, A PINK, T-ara, KARA, B1A4, Ailee, EXO-K, ZE:A, Davichi, Rania and Teen Top.

The show was hosted by ZE:A's Siwan, 2PM‘s Taecyeon and KARA‘s Han Seungyeon.

More than 35,000 fans were in attendance and the concert will air on May 30th at 11PM through KBS2.

Check out some photos and red carpet videos below

2AM 2PM 2PM 4minute 4minute Ailee Ailee A Pink A Pink B1A4 B1A4 B2ST B2ST BOYFRIEND BOYFRIEND Davichi EXO-K EXO-K INFINITE INFINITE KARA KARA KARA MBLAQ MBLAQ MC's Rania SECRET SECRET SISTAR SISTAR Girls' Generation (Taetiseo) Girls' Generation (Taetiseo) T-ara T-ara T-ara Teen Top TVXQ TVXQ ZE:A Dream Concert Crowd Dream Concert Stage

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Lyn wows with her cover of miss A’s “Bad Girl Good Girl” on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:25 AM PDT

The May 12th broadcast of KBS2‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ featured the music of producer and singer J.Y. Park.

Lyn, who was the first to perform, stated before going on stage, “Today is [my] last filming of ‘Immortal Song 2′. I’m going to try to make it a performance I won’t regret.” Her cover of miss A‘s “Bad Girl Good Girl” impressed the audience as well as the creator of the song, J.Y. Park.

Lyn instilled her own color into “Bad Girl Good Girl” as she made a sassy ad lib in the middle of her performance saying, “So annoying I could die,” referring to the judgmental people mentioned in the lyrics.

Ulala Session, TEEN TOP, Haeri of Davichi, Shin Yong Jae of 4men, Huh Gak, Ali, Sonya, Sung Hoon of Brown Eyed Soul, No Brain, Ailee, Hong Kyung Min, and more also performed on this episode of ‘Immortal Song 2′.

Watch Lyn’s rendition of “Bad Girl Good Girl” below.

Source + Photo: TV Daily via Nate

MBC’s ‘Infinity Challenge’ on its 15th week of no new episodes

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:50 AM PDT

Infinity Challenge‘ is on its 15th week of reruns because of the labor strike at MBC.

May 12th’s airing of ‘Infinity Challenge’ will be replaced by another ‘Infinity Challenge Special’ rerun.

The most recent episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’ featured HaHa vs. No Hong Chul on January 28th. It’s been 15 weeks since no new episodes have been aired. PD Kim Tae Ho of ‘Infinity Challenge’ joined the MBC labor strikes on January 30th, and has refused to make more episodes until the matter is resolved.

Due to the lack of new episodes, fans have expressed their frustration saying, “When can we possibly get to see a new episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’,” “How many months have I been left hanging on how the Haha vs. No Hong Chul match will end,” “I hope this labor strike will end soon,” and “How much longer do viewers have to wait?

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Solbi shares her feelings with fans

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:14 AM PDT

Solbi made a confession from her heart to her fans. She updated her Twitter on May 12th with a picture and a message saying, “A book, iPhone, earphones, and a bag. A sudden trip to Chuncheon.

The star continued, “Communication with society is needed in order to return to society. I didn’t even know that I was always hiding and running away from reality. But now I will face them head on. Now, life is a leap for me.“ She commented on her trip to Chuncheon, “I wanted to go on a sudden trip, but where should I go? There was one place I thought of! I remembered Chuncheon from when I filmed ‘Best Friend Note‘. Memories are truly kind. They comfort me from reality.

Solbi later tweeted, “About to leave on the bus. I am bored so I’m tweeting a lot. Truthfully, I even prepared kimbap this morning. It totally feels like I’m going on a picnic.

Fans left sympathetic comments saying, “I hope you have a safe trip,” “It seems Solbi had a lot of things on her mind,” and “Solbi fighting!

Source & Image: Solbi’s Twitter

CNBLUE/SHINee’s Jonghyuns show their close bond

Posted: 12 May 2012 05:35 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Jonghyun and CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun proved their close friendship in a recent photo shared by SHINee’s Jonghyun via Twitter.

On May 12th, SHINee’s Jonghyun shared the photo above and wrote, “I am close with Jonghyun, we look really close in this picture, but it feels weird. We really are close, but there’s something about this picture… so we are close but… what I’m trying to say is that I want to negate our closeness in this photo, I think it’s because Jonghyun is lying down.”

In the photo, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun is laying on the sofa while SHINee’s Jonghyun sits next to him. The two Jonghyun’s are smiling brightly at each other, and grasping each others’ hands in a playful manner. The SHINee member is also attracting a lot of attention because of his prominent arm muscles.

Followers who saw the photo wrote, “Something is funny,” “Two Jonghyuns! I like you both so much~,” “What a surprising connection,” and “The Jonghyuns are so funny.

Source & Image: Jonghyun’s (SHINee) Twitter

Brave Brothers shows a softer side on the 2nd episode of ‘Big Star Show’

Posted: 12 May 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Hit-making producer Brave Brothers will be showing a more friendly, softer side to himself on the 2nd episode of ‘Brave Brothers Big Star Show‘.

Despite being known as one of the scariest producers in the industry, Brave Brothers is just maknae son Kang Dong Chul when it comes to family. His kind, genial manner of speaking and smiling to his mother showed a completely different side than what viewers are used to.

When asked how Brave Brothers normally is, his mother responded, “I’m not sure whether it’s because he caused trouble when he was younger, but these days he’s doing a lot of praiseworthy deeds so he’s to be commended. I never knew he would become such a devoted son,” as she shed tears.

The 2nd episode of ‘Brave Brothers Big Star Show’ will air on May 12th at 11PM KST on SBS E! and SBS Plus. Watch the trailer below in the meantime.

A Pink’s Na-Eun and Chorong share a photo from ‘Music Bank’ waiting room

Posted: 12 May 2012 04:15 AM PDT

A Pinks Na-Eun and Chorong were captured staring off into space behind the scenes at ‘Music Bank‘.

As if they have been entranced by someone or something, the two are seen staring in the same direction with blank expressions. The photo was taken during A Pink’s comeback stage on the May 11th broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Music Bank’. The girls returned with yet another catchy upbeat song, “Hush“, from their newly released album, ‘Une Annee‘.

Fans chuckled at their adorable blank expressions commenting, “What were you two looking at,” “You two are still cute with blank expressions,” and “You guys seem a bit nervous.

A Pink released their 1st full album ‘Une Annee’ on May 9th.

Source & Image: Daily Sports via Nate

Ulala Session’s Kim Myung Hoon married today

Posted: 12 May 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Ulala Session member Kim Myung Hoon was married today on May 12th at 6:30PM KST.

Kim Myung Hoon’s bride, a clothing designer who’s two years younger, and the star have been dating for a year now. The couple met before Ulala Session’s appearance on ‘Superstar K3‘.

Ulala Session’s leader Lim Yoon Taec will be conducting the ceremony while novelist Lee Wae Su officiates.

His wife is reported to be currently six months pregnant. Ulala Session’s label Mnet commented, “It’s true that the bride is pregnant. They knew for a long time before they even planned on a marriage. Kim Myung Hoon doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity, the marriage is between two normal people so he didn’t bother to publicize the matter.”

Source + Photo: Osen

Maboos of Electroboyz and Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J look like siblings?

Posted: 12 May 2012 03:05 AM PDT

A photo of Maboos of the Electroboyz with Mighty Mouth‘s Shorry J has fans wondering if they’re siblings.

Maboos tweeted on May 11th, “In the ‘Music Bank‘ waiting room~~~ Shorry and Sangchu!! Mighty Mouth’s new single daebak!! ‘Bad Guy’~~ chart conquest!!!”

What has followers talking is how similar Maboos and Shorry J appear in the photo posted. Their facial features definitely make them look like they could be brothers.

Fans commented, “Since you guys took the photo right next to each other, you look extremely similar,” and “You both actually do look alike?!”

Electroboyz is currently promoting Should I Laugh or Cry” featuring Baek Ji Young, and Mighty Mouth recently made a comeback with “Bad Guy”.

Source + Photo: Maboos Twitter

Performances from May 12th’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 12 May 2012 02:27 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 who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, A Pink returns to the stage with their latest release titled "Hush".

Pledis Entertainment's newest girl group, Hello Venus, made their debut with "Venus".

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show include Mighty Mouth, Ivy, Sata Andagi, TaeTiSeo, SISTAR, 4minute, EXO-K, B.A.P, Sunny Hill, Norazo, Electroboyz, Rhythm Power, BtoB, Yangpa, Gavy NJ, and 7942!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the song names above!

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A Pink returns with “Hush” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 12 May 2012 02:08 AM PDT

A Pink is finally back with their new album, 'Une Annee'!

As hinted in their MV teaser, title track "Hush" is flirty and girly with a catchy upbeat melody. Although still true to the group's cute image, the track and concept seem to show the girls in a more mature light.

In the song, they send a message of encouragement to everyone out there who dreams of a sweet love story, but is too afraid to confess their bashful feelings.

Check out their adorable performance below of "Hush" and be sure to view the rest of today's 'Music Core' clips here.

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Hello Venus makes their debut with “Venus” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:39 AM PDT

Pledis Entertainment's new girl group Hello Venus has finally debuted with the release of their first mini-album titled 'Venus'!

After capturing the hearts of many with their latest music video release, there's no doubt these girls will continue to shine in 2012.

Check out Yooara, Lime, Alice, Yooyoung, and Nara perform their debut stage below, and be sure to view the rest of today's performances here.

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4minute’s JiSo couple vs Double Yoon couple

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:10 AM PDT

4minute member Jiyoon shared some adorable couple shots taken with fellow members Sohyun and Gayoon.

On May 11th, Jiyoon tweeted, “JiSo Couple vs Double Yoon Couple. Eee hee hee.

Although the idol pitted both couple shots against each other, fans are saying she makes a cute “couple” with both Sohyun and Gayoon. In the left photo, Jiyoon seems like a caring unnie, standing beside the maknae of the group, Sohyun. When partnered up with Gayoon, Jiyoon looks like the maknae herself.

Followers were intrigued by both shots and commented, “You look good with both of them“, “So beautiful~“, and “JiSo is the cute couple, hehe“.

Source + Photos: Jiyoon’s Twitter

BtoB shares old family photos in special music video for “Father”

Posted: 12 May 2012 12:31 AM PDT

Group BtoB‘s old family photos have been revealed in their special music video for “Father“. Along with the heartfelt lyrics, the touching photos made the song that much more emotional.

BtoB released the special music video on May 11th for “Father” on their official YouTube channel. The footage is played during each of BtoB’s performances of  the song, and serves to heighten the emotions that the words deliver.

On May 8th, BtoB welcomed Parents’ Day with surprise events. This particular event was captured in videos posted onto their YouTube channel titled ‘BtoB’s Special Day’. The footage is divided into two parts with one in which BtoB spent a special day physically expressing the messages in their song "Father" with surprise visits.

The first part shows BtoB members Ilhoon and Sungjae visiting Hanrim Arts High School, where they passed out carnations to students. The video was heartwarming as it showed the students’ warm support for the group’s new single. BtoB then made a surprise visit to Changsub and Eunkwang‘s homes. The boys brought tears to their parents’ eyes at the sudden reunion when they performed “Father”.

BtoB further touched the hearts of fans with tearful video messages for their parents. In part two, BtoB transformed into messengers of love when they visited the home of a lonely father, who sent his family overseas for his daughter’s studies, and performed a special stage for him.

The recently added video features the boys spending an enjoyable time with their family, friends, and neighbors. BtoB shows their variety show skills and the cute video, along with the editing, made the special event that much more emotional and enjoyable.

Fans who watched the videos complimented BtoB by calling them “True Filial Piety Idols”, and sent them warm words of encouragement.

The boys of BtoB are planning to prove that they are the best rookie idol group by showing their highly skilled vocal performances of "Father" on May 12th’s ‘Music Core‘ and May 13th’s ‘Inkigayo‘.

Check out the videos of the special Parents’ Day events below and the special MV of “Father” here.

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Teen Top to perform J.Y. Park’s “Honey” on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 11 May 2012 11:50 PM PDT

TEEN TOP members Niel, C.A.P, and Changjo will be performing "Honey", a classic dance number by none other than J.Y. Park, on the KBS program ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

On the upcoming episode, 12 contestants were given a special mission to select and perform a J.Y. Park song. TEEN TOP took full control of the stage, flawlessly executing their very own take of “Honey” with charisma and professionalism.

"A lot of the idol artists that come on Immortal Song are usually very nervous," said MC Moon Hee Jun, "But these boys showed a lot of confidence, both off stage and on stage."

J.Y. Park is also said to have expressed his fondness for their performance, so make sure to tune in for the May 12th broadcast!

Source & Image: Nate

Singer Bada gets together with fellow S.E.S members for photo shoot

Posted: 11 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

Bada recently informed followers that she had a small reunion with her past S.E.S members, Shoo and Eugene.

On May 11th, Bada uploaded the above photo and tweeted, “S.E.S photo shoot meeting yesterday~ Feels like this is the first time having an interview photo shoot with writer Kim Joong Man since 10 years ago when we filmed together.”

It’s really nice to see S.E.S together once in a while. Although the group debuted back in 1997, they still maintain their undying friendship that has been continuing for 15 years.

Followers admired S.E.S’ strong bond and commented, “The power of 1st generation idols!” and “They haven’t changed at all over the years.

Source + Photos: Bada’s Twitter

’1N2D’ to broadcast new episodes starting this weekend

Posted: 11 May 2012 10:29 PM PDT

With the difficult decision made by Choi Jae Hyung PD to return to filming after joining the labor union strike, variety program1 Night 2 Dayshas announced the airing of new episodes in the upcoming weeks.

KBS stated through a press release on May 11th, “For two weeks, on the 13th and 20th, a ‘Special 1N2D, Investigation into Nature Project’ will be airing.”

This will be the first new episode since Choi Jae Hyung PD returned from the strike to continue on with the show after witnessing major drops in viewer ratings.

On the new episodes, the ’1N2D’ members, who haven’t seen each other for the past six weeks, will be showing us Jeju Island once more with a special feature on the dolphins that can be found near the island.

Source + Photo: Star Today via Nate

Actress Goo Hye Sun drinks beer while studying hard for school

Posted: 11 May 2012 09:46 PM PDT

Actress Goo Hye Sun, who was admitted into Sung Kyun Kwan University last year, is studying diligently as a college student.

On the morning of May 12th, the actress tweeted, “This is owl Goo Hye Sun. There is so much homework this week… It’s the most difficult period…. I’ve already drank a cup of beer. Fighting…!!!

Although, Goo Hye Sun is a super star in Asia, she seems eager to accomplish her studies as well. Fans admired the determination she was showing towards her school life, as well as feeling motivated by her tweet. However, drinking beer while studying might not work for everyone!

Fans encouraged the actress by leaving her messages like, “Haha, Goo Hye Sun is an average college student, just like us“, “So nice to see you working hard in your studies“, and “Good luck!

In related news, Goo Hye Sun surprised viewers recently by taking the subway to take her school exam on KBS‘s ‘Star Life Theater‘.

Source + Photos: Goo Hye Sun’s Twitter

 

Actor Lee Tae Sung consoles JYJ’s Yoochun

Posted: 11 May 2012 09:07 PM PDT

Rooftop Prince‘s Lee Tae Sung was seen consoling Yoochun on Twitter recently.

On May 11th, Yoochun tweeted sad words, stating, “I miss you. Like crazy… Dad…”, tugging at the heartstrings of his followers.

Yoochun’s co-star on ‘Rooftop Prince’, Lee Tae Sung, showed his support as he left words of encouragement, stating, “Even though you’re doing well now… All you have to do is keep moving forward to become an even better son… Because you’ll meet him later… Don’t say words that will hurt yourself! It’s just that you’ve experienced something that everyone has to experience sooner than most. Find strength! You’re the Prince!”

“Yoochun… Before you’re a celebrity and a public figure, you’re a person… Everyone will understand… Let’s see each other with smiles on our faces! We have to! We have to lose our minds [together on the drama],” he continued.

Followers commented, “I almost teared up myself”, “I hope you’ll find strength, Yoochun”, “It’s a good thing there’s someone dependable next to you”, and “It’s nice to see the two of you like this.”

Source + Photo: Lee Tae Sung’s Twitter

Tip: S.Lee

Who do Park Ji Min and other ‘K-Pop Star’ contestants want to work with after they debut?

Posted: 11 May 2012 08:29 PM PDT

Park Ji Min, the winner of ‘K-Pop Star‘, expressed that she wants to collaborate with Leessang‘s Gary in the future.

‘K-Pop Star’ contestants Park Ji Min, Lee Ha Yi, Baek Ah Yeon, and Michelle Lee guested on Park So Hyun‘s ‘Love Game‘ radio show on May 10th, and sang live for the first time since the reality program (Park Ji Min – “I’ll Be There‘, Michelle Lee – “One Night Only“, Lee Ha Yi – “Love“, Baek Ah Yeon – “I Miss You“).

DJ Park So Hyun asked the girls who they wanted to work with after their official debuts. Park Ji Min revealed that she hopes to collaborate with Leessang’s Gary, while Michelle Lee expressed her wish to work with Big Bang‘s Taeyang. Lee Ha Yi also wanted to work with another Big Bang member, T.O.P, and Baek Ah Yeon hoped that she’d have a chance to work with Lyn.

In addition, Lee Ha Yi guest featured on this same radio program back when ‘K-Pop Star’ was still going on, and promised that she would perform the “crab leg dance” if she ranked within the top 3. As she was the runner up, she ended up having to keep her promise on this week’s ‘Love Game’.

Source + Photo: Osen