Sunday, May 27, 2012

"G.NA’s toned calves impress netizens" plus 19 more

"G.NA’s toned calves impress netizens" plus 19 more

G.NA’s toned calves impress netizens

Posted: 27 May 2012 08:18 AM PDT

Following G.NA‘s recent live performances of her latest track “2HOT“, netizens have been taking note of the singer’s impressively toned calves.

An online community forum recently posted the picture above along with the title, ‘Perfect Body G.NA? Surprised by her calves‘. The pictures are screen caps taken from May 24th’s airing of ‘M! Countdown‘ with circles around the idols’ toned leg muscles.

Netizens who saw these pictures responded, saying, “I thought she would have smooth legs, but they’re muscular,” “Her legs are so toned,” and “As expected, G.NA has the perfect body.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Why does actor Gong Yoo get stressed over his small face?

Posted: 27 May 2012 07:12 AM PDT

Handsome actor Gong Yoo, who’s currently filming the new KBS drama ‘Big‘, revealed that he gets stressed out over his small face.

Reporters of segment ‘Star ON AIR‘ interviewed the actor for the May 26th broadcast of KBS’s ‘Entertainment Relay‘.

During the interview, Gong Yoo shared a few interesting tidbits of his worries and concerns through an ‘Honest Talk – OX Quiz’. The interviewer asked if he gets stressed over his small face to which he answered, “Yes.”

I lack the muscular and strong image. There are times when I want to look tough and that’s when I blame my small face,” he explained. Having a small face is actually an advantage for an actor. Rather than saying that I get stressed over my small face, it’s my lower jaw that makes my face as a whole seem smaller.”

Gong Yoo has taken the lead role for the upcoming fantasy drama, ‘Big’. The drama focuses on two 30 year olds, a hot shot doctor (played by Gong Yoo) and a clumsy short-term teacher (played by Lee Min Jung), where the doctor wakes up one morning with the soul of a teenager.

‘Big’ will be airing its first episode on June 4th.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

TaeTiSeo wins ‘Inkigayo’ triple crown mutizen + performances from May 27th!

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:55 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the lovely IU, and special MC guests Woohyun (INFINITE) and Kai (EXO-K)!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, G.NA performed her sexy comeback stage with "2HOT", and JB and Jr. of JJ Project held their debut stage with "Bounce"!

The boys of B1A4 also returned with "Baby Good Night".

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: A Pink, Mighty Mouth, SISTAR, INFINITE, Baek Ji Young, TaeTiSeo, and J.Y.Park!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was TaeTiSeo for "Twinkle". Congratulations to TaeTiSeo on achieving yet another triple crown!


[ Take 7 ]

As for the 'Take 7', check out their performances below:

< A Pink >


< Mighty Mouth >






< Baek Ji Young >


< TaeTiSeo >


< J.Y.Park >


Other performances from tonight included: Sunny Hill, GANGKIZ, Hello Venus, Dalmatian, B.A.P, December, VIXX, and EXO-K!

Check them out below!


< VIXX > *Debut Stage*


< Sunny Hill >




< Hello Venus >


< Dalmatian >


< B.A.P >


< December >


< EXO-K >


G.NA is “2HOT” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:49 AM PDT

G.NA released her new mini-album 'Bloom', and has now comeback with her title track, '2HOT'!

The talented singer is back once again, and this time she's heating things up with her new sexy choreography and a new look for “2HOT”.

Check out her comeback performance of "2HOT" as well as a special performance of "Summer Star" on today's episode of 'Inkigayo' below, and be sure to check out the rest of today's clips here!


B1A4 whispers “Baby Good Night” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:36 AM PDT

After hitting up the music scene with "Baby I'm Sorry," the boys of B1A4 are back once more with the release of their special track titled "Baby Good Night" ("Sleep Well Good Night")!

On May 23rd, B1A4 released a repackaged special edition of their album 'Ignition', and the title song "Baby Good Night", which was composed by Jinyoung and written by both Jinyoung and Baro, drew much attention ahead of its release with the individual teasers of the members.

B1A4 took the stage to perform their newest track. Check it out below, and the rest of today's 'Inkigayo' performances here!


JJ Project makes a fierce debut with “Bounce” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:31 AM PDT

Rookie group JJ Project has made a big first impression with their new album 'Bounce'.

'Bounce' is full of tracks that embody JJ Project's overflowing energy and free spirit, effectively displaying the lively charms of the group's teenage members.

Check out JB and Jr.'s fierce debut stage with "Bounce" below, and the rest of today's performances from 'Inkigayohere!


IU and Suzy form sisterhood with watermelon seeds?

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:20 AM PDT

Singer IU and Miss A‘s Suzy showed their close sisterly relationship via Twitter.

On May 26th, Suzy took to her Twitter to upload a shot taken with IU and tweeted, “While we were eating watermelon. Pfft. ‘This was taken in Thailand’”.

For those of you who have watched a lot of movies, especially historical action drama films, a lot of warriors slit their wrists and mix the blood, drinking it afterwards to swear eternal brotherhood. From the looks of it, it looks like IU and Suzy formed their sisterhood with their own cute method.

Followers complemented their cute act and left, “Puhahaha, that’s so funny“, “So bad azz~” (written as is on Twitter comment), and “You two make my life so much more enjoyable..from an uncle fan in Incheon~“.

Source + Photos: Miss A Suzy’s Twitter

VIXX’s “Super Hero” debut ranks at the top of search portals

Posted: 26 May 2012 11:55 PM PDT

Rookie boy group VIXX recently had their debut stage on MBC‘s ‘Music Core‘ and are quickly rising to become the next hottest rookies of the year.

Viewers were impressed with the level of expertise they showed in their vocals and performance, and quickly exclaimed that they had the potential to become big stars. Search portal rankings reflected the same interest, as immediately after their debut, VIXX ranked at the top of live search charts.

The group aims to become a combination of the best voices and visuals as a team of great heroic value to the industry.

If you haven’t already, check out their “Super Hero” stage below!

Source + Photos: OSEN via Nate

Shinhwa’s Andy wants to release a nude photo album by himself?

Posted: 26 May 2012 11:27 PM PDT

On the most recent episode of jTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa BroadcastShinhwa‘s Andy declared that he would release a nude album without the Shinhwa members.

The May 26th broadcast of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ featured debates in which the members competed against each other to win the title as the “God of Speech”. As mentioned previously, the Shinhwa members held a debate discussing whether they should release another nude photo album. (Shinhwa, who shot a nude photo album 11 years ago, remains the first and only idol group to have ever done so)

Kim Dongwan who was on the team that had to argue for the idea said, “We shot the nude photos during our 4th album when Andy was absent. Andy was left alone in Seoul. Therefore, we need to take Andy and shoot a nude photo album one more time“, to which teammate Junjin added, “I agree. Andy is Shinhwa’s cute guy. Many fans want to see Andy’s muscles. I think fans will like it more if we take a nude photo album with Andy“.

Subsequently Andy hilariously stated, “Objection. You guys took a nude photo album without me. Hence, the five of you can release a nude album. I will release one by myself,” causing the members to laugh at his explosive declaration.

Dongwan, who was momentarily shocked by Andy’s statement, said, “Then your personal nude photos can be the on the appendix pages following after our member’s nude photo album“, generating laughter from the members.

Source & Image: Newsen

‘Gentlemen’s Class’ tops ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’ in viewer ratings

Posted: 26 May 2012 11:05 PM PDT

In the battle of viewer ratings for the highly anticipated dramas SBS‘s ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘ and MBC‘s ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin‘, ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ triumphed the first week as they took the #1 spot with the pilot episode.

On May 27th, AGB Nielson Media Research released the viewer ratings for shows that broadcast on May 26th, of which were ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ and ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’. ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ amassed a viewer rating of 14.1%, which is 2.1% higher than ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’s rating of 12%.

There was a lot of anticipation for the viewer ratings even before the premiere of both works, as it marked the return of top stars Song Seung Hun and Jang Dong Gun to the small screen. Although ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ was able to take the lead this time, with both shows only on their first episode, it remains to be seen how things will change in the upcoming weeks.

Netizens who saw the viewer rating for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ commented, “Of course, Jang Dong Gun’s popularity does not die“, “I was curious about the viewer ratings for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ but of course it did well!“, and “‘Gentlemen’s Class’ is fun and I am also looking forward to ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin‘”.

Source & Image: Korea Economy via Nate

Kim C confesses to not knowing who miss A’s Suzy is

Posted: 26 May 2012 10:44 PM PDT

On the May 26th episode of KBS’s ‘Do Dream‘, singer and former ‘1N2D‘ member Kim C confessed that he did not know who fellow guest miss A‘s Suzy is, but that he finds her to be a kind person.

Suzy had recently been awarded a rookie award at the ‘48th Paeksang Arts Awards 2012‘ for her role in the film ‘Introduction to Architecture‘.

Suzy had expressed, “I feel pressured by the spotlight I’m receiving since I feel like I haven’t completely grasped acting yet. From the start of my career, I got a leading role and received a rookie award. But every time I receive an award, the pressure grows bigger. I should be happy for receiving an award, but I’m not.”

Kim C replied, “I don’t know who Suzy is. I’m seeing her for the first time today. Judging from what she’s just said, it seems like she’s originally from the music industry who worked hard to become a girl group member.”

He continued, “I see Suzy as a kind person. It seems she feels pressured by the fact that although she didn’t spend as much time preparing to become an actress as she did to become an idol, she received a rookie award in that industry, and thus, she feels apologetic towards the other rookie actors. I think her feeling this way is what makes her a kind person.”

Fellow guest Jang Seo Hee agreed and cheered Suzy on by stating, “I’m of the same opinion. Suzy feels this way because she’s nice, and it just means that she knows what’s right and wrong. You have the potential to grow even more in the future.”

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

Shinhwa’s Junjin tells Eric to leave?

Posted: 26 May 2012 10:20 PM PDT

Shinhwa‘s Junjin hilariously showed dissatisfaction towards the group leader Eric.

On the May 26th episode of JTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘, the members of Shinhwa had a debate to pick the ‘God of Harsh Talk’. One of the debate topics was “Shinhwa’s leader must be changed”, which made leader Eric slightly uncomfortable.

Shin Hyesung, who was on the team that had to argue for the topic, stated, “Were our opinions considered when we first selected the leader? Eric became the leader just because he is the oldest member and the tallest.

He added on, “I am not saying that Eric should not be the leader. I just want to have a democratic election to pick the leader.

Lee Minwoo, member of the team that had to argue against the topic, countered, “We can’t change the leader. Eric has been doing well as a leader. We shouldn’t be saying things like this, instead we need to give Eric applause for carrying out his position as a leader well.

Junjin then hilariously responded, “There’s a saying that goes, ‘leave when people applaud for you’. I’ll clap for Eric now, so please leave!” causing the set to roar in laughter.

Source + Photo: News via Nate

13 new posters unveiled for ‘I Do, I Do’

Posted: 26 May 2012 09:58 PM PDT

After receiving much netizen attention for the release of their four official posters, MBC‘s new mini-series ‘I Do, I Do‘ (starring Kim Sun Ah and Lee Jang Woo) is back with a slew of new hidden posters!

Included in the batch is a ‘B cut’ poster that was cut from making it to the final four for being too sexy, as well as other fun new shots that will surely pique the interest of drama fans, making for a total of 17 posters.

Don’t let the quantity fool you, though, as they’re of top notch quality as well, which is why producers decided to go ahead and release them straight after the unveiling of the official posters.

CEO Lee Kwan Yong, the designer behind the posters, expressed, “We originally came up with ideas for four total posters and filmed accordingly. During the photoshoot, however, the cast came up with a variety of their own ideas and took part in the planning process with the photographer. In the end, we realized that there wasn’t one cut we could throw away because they were all just so good. Fortunately, they all ended up being used as great posters.”

Netizens commented, “All of the cuts are worthy of earning triple A’s. Forget four posters, gogo with 17!”, “What would’ve happened if they never got released? We might’ve missed out on such awesome pieces!”, “A perfect combination of models, photography, and design!”, and “Please give us the original copies of all 17!”

Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

G.NA the “queen of college festivals”?

Posted: 26 May 2012 09:35 PM PDT

Singer G.NA was dubbed as the ‘queen of college festivals’ during the most recent episode of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol‘s Sketchbook‘.

G.NA revealed, “Over a month and a half, I performed at 82 different college festivals. There was even a time when I attended five festivals in one day.” To this, Yoo Hee Yeol humorously stated, “During my career of twenty years, I think I’ve stood on stage for one small college lecture.

She also chose the army base as her favorite place to perform. She stated, “When I perform at army bases, the audience is so energetic it helps me overcome any tired feelings.

Source + image via Nate

B1A4 ranks high on music charts with “Baby Good Night”

Posted: 26 May 2012 09:14 PM PDT

B1A4 is seeing much success already on the music charts with their song “Baby Good Night“.

The special edition of their first album ‘Ignition‘ was released on May 24th and their title track “Baby Good Night” ranked first on MelOn with release.

They continued the streak as “Baby Good Night” was seen ranked first for two days on MelOn’s real time charts, as well as ranking in the top of other music sites like Soribada, Cyworld, and more as well.

Newsen met with the B1A4 members recently in the waiting room of a music show and asked them how they felt. They responded, “When we saw us ranked first, it was so amazing.” The boys also told Newsen that they will continue to work hard.

“Baby Good Night” is a song that is about a boyfriend who cheats on his girlfriend after she goes to sleep. Leader of B1A4, Jinyoung, composed the song while he and Baro wrote the song. When asked if the lyrics are based off of his own experience, Jinyoung laughed as he replied, “There really isn’t anyone among our members who is like that.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

[Announcement] Hello Venus giveaway winners!

Posted: 26 May 2012 08:40 PM PDT

Last week, allkpop held a giveaway for all the Hello Venus fans around the world. In order to win a copy of an autographed CD, readers had to follow their Twitter and like the girls’ Facebook and comment on why Hello Venus is their new favorite addiction. Many of you have been waiting for the results, and they’re finally here!

So without further ado…

Here are your winners!!






Congratulations guys! You all will be contacted via allkpop forums with instructions on how to claim your prize!

TOUCH makes their Japanese debut with a showcase

Posted: 26 May 2012 08:14 PM PDT

On May 26th, TOUCH held their Japanese debut showcase at the ‘Shibuya WOMB’ in Tokyo.

The boys greeted their fans with live performances of their past hits like “I“, “Killin Me“, “Rockin’ the Club“, and their newest track, “Let’s Walk Together“. The members made sure to include special individual stages where leader Chulmin covered Hirai Ken‘s “Hitomi o Tojite“.

Jaewook and Sunwoong showed off their pop song talents with a piano performance before wrapping up the event with a special opportunity for fans to shake hands and take pictures with the boys.

TOUCH will be promoting in both Korea and Japan following their showcase.

Source + Photos: Star News via Naver

Baek Ji Young discusses her boyfriend and marriage

Posted: 26 May 2012 07:44 PM PDT

On the May 26th, Baek Ji Young guest-featured on a guerrilla date interview for KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘, in which she revealed her cautious attitude towards marriage.

On this day, Baek Ji Young revealed her ideal type and said, “I like somebody who is sweet and doesn’t talk a lot. My ideal type is somebody who is a bad guy to every girl except me” and affirmed that her current boyfriend Jung Suk Won matches her ideal type perfectly.

Subsequently, the interviewer, Kim Tae Jin, recalled the last guerrilla date he had with Baek Ji Young in the previous year and said, “There was a time when you said that if all goes well with a guy that you will marry him next year. That year is now“, to this an embarrassed Baek Ji Young replied, “Did I say those thoughtless words?! I am waiting patiently. I will marry when the time comes“.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Girl’s Day Minah reveals her ideal date

Posted: 26 May 2012 07:00 PM PDT

Popular girl group Girl’s Day member Minah recently shared her thoughts about an ideal date.

The singer and fellow member Yura guested on the May 26th episode of MBC’s ‘Quiz that Changes the World‘ along with other guests such as Kim Boo Sun, Lim Sung Min, Park Myung Soo, Kim Kyung Jin, and Ahn Mun Sook.

During the program, the singer was asked what she wants to do the most now that she has turned 20 years old. To this, she shyly answered, “Now that I’m 20 years old, I want to start dating.”

The emcees then asked her about her dream date to which she replied, “I want to walk around a fountain of water at night with my boyfriend and have a conversation with him.”

In addition, Minah showed off her acting skills by impersonating actress Kim Young Ae from the drama ‘The Moon That Embraces The Sun‘ on the same episode, and caused the set to break out into laughter.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Big Bang Taeyang’s teaser for “Monster” revealed

Posted: 26 May 2012 06:22 PM PDT

After releasing G-Dragon and T.O.P‘s teaser images for the group's upcoming title song "Monster", Big Bang has revealed another teaser featuring Taeyang!

With all the five member teasers for the upcoming 'Still Alive – Special Edition' album having already been revealed, fans are getting treated to glimpses of the music video for the album's title song with these new photos for “Monster”

In the newly released image, we’re treated to the backside of Taeyang who looks out into the distance wearing a jacket strung with belts. Both the album and "Monster" music video are due out on June 3rd KST.

Check out details for 'Still Alive- Special Edition' here, and leave your thoughts on the new teaser image.

Stay tuned for more teasers to come!

Tip: minglive