Sunday, May 13, 2012

"INFINITE releases tracklist & previews for mini-album ‘INFINITIZE’" plus 19 more

"INFINITE releases tracklist & previews for mini-album ‘INFINITIZE’" plus 19 more


INFINITE releases tracklist & previews for mini-album ‘INFINITIZE’

Posted: 13 May 2012 08:58 AM PDT

It looks like INFINITE has returned and is ready to go for their latest comeback, as the group has just released the tracklist for their third mini-album, ‘INFINITIZE‘!

Revealed in video form, the tracklist features seven songs and brief previews for each one. Watch & listen below!

Tracklist:

  1. Infinitize
  2. The Chaser
  3. Feel So Bad
  4. Summer
  5. Only Tears
  6. I Like You
  7. With…

Junsu releases “Tarantallegra” music video!

Posted: 13 May 2012 08:42 AM PDT

After much anticipation, Junsu of power trio JYJ has just released the music video for his latest track, “Tarantallegra“!

Immediately beginning with a dramatic opening with a powerful dance break, it’s obvious that the adorable Junsu people are usually accustomed to has completely transformed for this music video.


‘Tarantallegra’, which marks the hailed singer’s very first solo album release, features a total of 12 songs. The album itself will be released on May 15th. Until then, tell us your thoughts on this music video in the comments section below!

Jang Dong Gun immerses himself in his new role for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Posted: 13 May 2012 08:34 AM PDT

 

Actor Jang Dong Gun has completed his transformation into the finnicky and cold ‘Kim Do Jin’ for his new SBS drama, ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘!

Jang Dong Gun plays the role of an architect who’s infamous for saying it like it is when it comes to his work. New still cuts of the actor shows him completely immersed in his character. His level of focus definitely translates into his character as an architect, and it’s easy to see upon first glance that his charisma isn’t meant to charm, but intimidate.

Contrary to the aura he’s emitting in the still cuts, ‘Kim Do Jin’ isn’t afraid to let his guard down around his high school friends, whom he’s known for over 20 years. He’s also not one very well versed in love, so when he develops a crush on co-star Kim Ha Neul, he’s not quite sure how to approach her, making for plenty of comedic situations.

The drama begins airing on May 26th.

 

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

Upcoming Girl Group Tahiti’s members transform into fashionistas

Posted: 13 May 2012 08:25 AM PDT

 

Upcoming rookie girl group Tahiti all transformed into fashionistas.

On the May 12th airing of SBS-MTV‘s ‘Ta-Dah, It’s Tahiti‘, the members held a runway fashion show. The fashion show was in a survival format with the themes of airport fashion and club fashion.

The viewers were captivated by Jungbin in a mini dress, charismatic E.J., Hanhee‘s tomboy look, ‘second Han Ga InJisoo featuring clubbing fashion, Minjae with her honey thighs, and cutie Ari who each showed off their charms on the runway.

Meanwhile, Tahiti will be officially debuting with the release of their album this coming June.

You can watch their transformation below:

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Huh Gak tells Kang Min Kyung to stop acting like his girlfriend

Posted: 13 May 2012 02:19 AM PDT

Singer Huh Gak made a witty remark to Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung‘s nagging.

On the May 12th episode of KBS2‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, the two singers competed in the producer/singer J.Y. Park special.

During this episode, Huh Gak and Kang Min Kyung sat down together for an interview, displaying an awkward atmosphere, as usual. ‘Immortal Song 2′ had formulated a love line between the two singers, and during the interview, Huh Gak and Kang Min Kyung tussled a playful, push-and-pull conversation with one another.  Huh Gak acted disinterested, stating, “Was there ever any affection?” Laughing, Kang Min Kyung replied, “He’s a bad guy. He plays hard to get everyday.”

Huh Gak was unable to sing at his best condition because of a middle ear infection, but he decided to participate because Kang Min Kyung was coming back to be a special MC for this episode. To this, Kang Min Kyung stated, “That’s why you should quit drinking. You are like this because you drink too often. When you are active, you should quit drinking.”

Huh Gak responded to Kang Min Kyung’s nagging, replying, “Don’t nag like you are my girlfriend” – displaying the bad boy side of him. However, when the producers asked the two to share eye contact as a sign of truce, Huh Gak was so embarrassed that he could not look directly at Kang Min Kyung. His ‘bad-boy’ image that quickly turned ‘innocent’, causing much laughter.

Meanwhile, other contestants on this episode of ‘Immortal Song 2′ included Ooh La La Session, Teen Top, Davichi’s Lee Haeri, 4men‘s Shing Yong Jae, Huh Gak, Ali, Sonya, Brown Eyed Soul‘s Sung Hoon, No Brain, Ailee, Lyn, and Hong Kyung Min.

Watch the hilarious clip below:

Source: TV Daily via Nate

TaeTiSeo wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + performances from May 13th!

Posted: 13 May 2012 01:02 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 KARA's Goo Hara and Nicole.

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

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

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: TaeTiSeo, SISTAR, 4minute, December, JYP, B.A.P, and Noel!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was TaeTiSeo for "Twinkle". Congratulations TaeTiSeo!

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[ MC Cuts ]

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[ Public Service Announcement ]

This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured A Pink, who helped promote awareness on the importance of being eco-friendly!

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[ Take 7 ]

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

< B.A.P >

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< December >

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< 4minute >

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< SISTAR >

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< TaeTiSeo >

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< J.Y.Park >

*Not in attendance*

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< Noel >

*Not in attendance*

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Other performances from tonight included: Andamiro, Girl’s Day, Norazo, Yangpa, Sunny Hill, Mighty Mouth, U-KISS, EXO-K, Ivy and BtoB!

Check them out below!

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< Mighty Mouth > *Comeback Stage*


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< Ivy > *Goodbye Stage*

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< Andamiro >

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< Norazo >

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< Girl’s Day >

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< Yangpa >

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< Sunny Hill >

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< BtoB >

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< U-KISS >

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< EXO-K >

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A Pink returns with “Hush” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 13 May 2012 12:50 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 “BUBIBU” and be sure to view the rest of today's 'Inkigayo' clips here.

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

Posted: 13 May 2012 12:41 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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Comedian Noh Hong Chul spotted in a foreign children’s book?

Posted: 12 May 2012 11:41 PM PDT

Has comedian Noh Hong Chul been spotted in a foreign children’s book?

One online user posted a screenshot of an illustrated english book along with the caption, “Foreign Book Noh Hong Chul“.

Upon seeing the photo, netizens couldn’t help but laugh at the striking similarity between Noh Hong Chul and the illustrated King.  The hair, expression, and even the mustache are all key trademarks of the gagmen.

The photo drew lots of laughs and netizens commented, “Omg! It looks exactly like him“, “Is the author a fan of Noh Hong Chul?” and “Haha, this made my day“.

Source + Photos: Naver

 

Se7en calls hairdresser to his hotel room because he is too busy

Posted: 12 May 2012 11:13 PM PDT

Singer Se7en recently held a concert in Osaka, Japan.  According to his recent tweet, he was too busy to go to the salon himself.  Instead, he hired a hairdresser to visit his hotel room!

On May 11th, Se7en uploaded a 2-set photo and tweeted, “Osaka’s night….Didn’t have time to go to the salon, so I called the salon to come to my hotel room!!!  Bleaching right now….^^  Let’s see each other tomorrow, Osaka!!!

Normally, people sleep, eat, bathe, or use the room service at hotels and inns.  In a K-Pop star’s room, however, having a hairdresser bleach your hair seems to be a new norm.

Fans were intrigued by his set of pictures and commented, “Haha, you look awesome“, “This must be the life of a K-pop star“, and “Your popularity in Japan is impressive!“.

In related news, Se7en released his Japanese single, “Love Again” last month, and now he is continuing his showcases in Japan.  On May 5th, he held a concert in Fukuoka, one in Nagoya on the 6th, and one in Osaka on the 12th.

Source + Photos: Se7en’s Twitter

 

 

 

miss A’s Suzy responds to Yeo Jin Goo’s love call

Posted: 12 May 2012 10:39 PM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy has responded back to Yeo Jin Goo‘s love call on KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Relay – Star ON AIR‘.

The singer guested on the May 12th broadcast of the program and expressed her feelings in regards to being chosen as the celebrity who Yeo Jin Goo wants to work with.

Yeo Jin Goo is two years younger than me. Even though he’s younger than my biological brother, he makes my heart flutter,” she said.

When asked to leave a video message to the actor, Suzy agreed and left a message full of aegyo, bound to melt the hearts’ of many fans. “I would also like to work with you. Let’s do it together! Fighting!

Actor Yeo Jin Goo had appeared on the previous installment of the program and confessed his desire to work with the singer. Through his ‘virtual diary’, he revealed that he would like to act as a couple with miss A’s Suzy and confidently revealing his crush on the singer stating, “Suzy noona is very pretty.”

Suzy’s segment begins at 2:08.

Source: TV Daily via Nate 1, 2

4minute teases fans with ‘Mae-Rong’ pose

Posted: 12 May 2012 10:09 PM PDT

4minute‘s leader, Nam Ji Hyun recently uploaded a taunting photo of 4minute.

On May 12th, the idol uploaded the above photo and left a short message, “Mae-Rong“.

‘Mae-Rong’, which is a common act done by children, is mainly used to taunt or tease the viewer.  The act is done by sticking out your tongue while pulling down on one of your eye bags.  4minute’s ‘Mae-Rong’ photo is a perfect demonstration of this action.

Fans and viewers were rather amused, than provoked.  They commented, “It’s taunting, but so cute at the same time“, “This is why I like 4minute“, and “Cuties!“.

Source + Photos: 4minute Nam Ji Hyun’s Twitter

Hong Kong media outlets spotlight Kim Hyun Joong’s visit

Posted: 12 May 2012 09:44 PM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong‘s recent visit to Hong Kong has been the topic of headlines with the Hong Kong media.

On May 13th, Key East Entertainment revealed, “Kim Hyun Joong left for Hong Kong on the 11th for his fan meet. His visit, press conference, and fan meet reports were the topic of headlines in major Hong Kong media outlets like ‘Wenweipo‘, ‘Sing Tao‘, and ‘The Sun.”

Media outlets dedicated several pages focusing just on his activities within Hong Kong. One reported, “Thousands of fans gathered at the scene of his press conference. Kim Hyun Joong made sure that nobody was hurt without losing his smile.” The ‘Sing Tao’ wrote, “Although his accent was still that of a foreigner’s, Kim Hyun Joong tried his best to converse with his fans in Chinese.”

Having completed his second Asia fan meet, Kim Hyun Joong will be traveling on to Taiwan and China in the coming month.

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

KBS’s ‘Immortal Song 2′ sees increase in viewer ratings

Posted: 12 May 2012 09:15 PM PDT

Viewer ratings for KBS audition show, ‘Immortal Song 2‘, increased through its latest episode this week.

On May 13th, according to AGB Nielsen, the May 12th broadcast recorded 12.2%.  This is a 3.6% increase from the May 6th broadcast, which recorded 8.6%.

On the 13th episode, J.Y. Park made an appearance as a guest judge.  The theme for this week’s audition was J.Y. Park’s self-composed songs.  Contestants picked out J.Y. Park’s songs and Huh Guk performed “Love has Left Again” while singer, Ailee did an outstanding rendition of “I have a Girl“.  Both contestants did extremely well and received loud applause from the audience.

Find out the results of their match-up in the clip below [Warning Spoiler]

Other contestants on this episode of ‘Immortal Song 2′ included Ooh La La SessionTeen Top, Davichi’s Lee Haeri, 4men‘s Shing Yong Jae, Huh Gak, Ali,SonyaBrown Eyed Soul‘s Sung HoonNo BrainAileeLyn, and Hong Kyung Min.

On the other hand, SBS‘s ‘Star King‘ and MBC‘s ‘Infinite Challenge‘ recorded 7.5% and 4.1%, respectively.  Both shows are in the same time slot with ‘Immortal Song 2′.

Source + Photos: xportsnews via Naver

 

Secret’s Zinger stuns fans with goddess look

Posted: 12 May 2012 08:54 PM PDT

Secret member, Zinger has stunned her Twitter followers with a jaw-dropping selca.

On May 13th, the idol uploaded a very nice photo of herself and tweeted, “I will work harder and return improved, with a new album! And don’t worry!  I stay healthy!  You guys know this.  Jung Zinger Power! *Strength!*

With smooth, long, and golden hair draping down her shoulders, Zinger looks breathtaking in this latest selca.  Aside from her usual cute and funny personality, Zinger displayed a very mature and sexy look this time around.

Fans became instantly captivated by her selca and replied, “Wow, this photo is Jjang“, “You’re so beautiful“, and “Absolutely stunning!“.

Source + Photos: Secret Zinger’s Twitter

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon makes a funny mistake on ‘Invincible Youth 2′

Posted: 12 May 2012 08:35 PM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon made a critical mistake in the latest episode of KBS‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2‘.

On the May 12th broadcast, actor, Chung Jung Myung guest-featured on the show.  One of the scenes showed the G6 members planting rice along with the guest actor.

At the beginning of the show, MC Boom opened up by saying, “A very special male actor will be appearing” which had the G6 girls waiting in high anticipation.  Even before Chung Jung Myung made his appearance, the girls began brainstorming all sorts of names in excitement.  They brought up the names of actors, Lee Jae Hoon, Yoo Ah In, Lee Min Ki, and more.

However, Hyoyeon made a cute mistake when she guessed, “Is it Chun Myung oppa?  Chun Myung Hoon“.  Boom and comedian, Kim Shin Young corrected her as they said, “You mean Chun Jung Myung“.  The other members laughed at her careless mistake.

Her cute ‘mistake’ begins at approximately 3:30:

 

Source + Photos: xportsnews via Nate

 

JYJ’s Jaejoong reveals his inner feelings towards music

Posted: 12 May 2012 08:14 PM PDT

Through a recent tweet, JYJ‘s Jaejoong expressed his feelings towards the most influential part of his life — music.

On May 12th, Jaejoong tweeted, “When my body and mind gets exhausted, music is the thing that bothers me inside my head.  However, music is also the thing that heals my soul, which has shrunk from being worn out…That’s why I can’t stop, nor neglect it…The proof of this is myself, who is writing a song in the short amount of time I have, despite the fact that I won’t be able to sleep for several hours…What is this….”

Judging from his thoughtful and emotional tweet, it appears that Jaejoong is having a hard time, coping to his busy celebrity life.

Fans comforted him with messages like, “Work is important, but please take care of yourself too“, “The life of a celebrity seems pretty harsh“, and “You seem exhausted with your work“.

Source + Photos: JYJ Jaejoong’s Twitter

 

J.Y. Park says, “‘Love has Left Again’ is based on Lee Hyori’s love life”

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:50 PM PDT

Producer, J.Y. Park revealed a shocking truth about his self-composed song, “Love has Left Again“.

On the May 12th broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, J.Y. Park was guest-featured on the show.  During the program, singer, Huh Gak sang a rendition of Lee Ki Chan‘s “Love has Left Again”.  After his performance, J.Y. Park revealed a shocking truth.  ”[That song] is about Lee Hyori‘s real life“, he said.

He continued, “I wrote this song after I heard about Lee Hyori’s separation from her boyfriend, while drinking [alcohol] together.  It conveys the pain Lee Hyori experienced from losing her love.”

J.Y. Park also drew laughs when he explained that he personally wanted to sing his own song, but was discouraged by composer, Bang Si Yuk, who also sat with J.Y. Park and Lee Hyori at the time.  However, the song became a hit, and J.Y. Park expressed his regret.  However, he admitted, “It was [successful] because Lee Ki Chan sang it“.

On another note, J.Y. Park didn’t hold back on compliments to Huh Gak, who did an outstanding rendition of the song, despite his ill condition.

For those who have never heard the song, check out the track below!

Huh Gak’s performance is provided below:

Source + Photos: My Daily via Nate

 

 

Miss A’s Suzy is not happy about winning 3 rookie awards?

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:30 PM PDT

Through a recent interview, Miss A‘s Suzy has shared her thoughts about winning three rookie awards at drama, movie, and music ceremonies.  Suzy became the first female celebrity to win rookie awards in all categories.

On May 12th, the idol had a small interview in KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘ corner.  As usual, Suzy appeared on the show with a bright and innocent look that helped her become Korea’s ‘First Love’ icon.  Regarding her win of the 2010 singer rookie award, 2011 drama rookie award, and 2012 movie rookie award, Suzy stated, “I’m not completely happy about it.  There is some pressure that follows.”

In addition, the interviewer complemented Suzy telling her, “You have a self-luminous appearance that requires no additional lighting“.  Suzy was then presented with Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive Energy Saver Award.  Suzy made a witty acceptance statement by saying, “Thank you for giving me such a big award.  I will conserve a lot to not put this award to shame.”

Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate

 

 

 

Baek Ji Young to release “Good Boy” featuring B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:59 PM PDT

Singer, Baek Ji Young will be collaborating with B2ST‘s Yong Jun Hyung on a new single!

Baek Ji Young’s new mini album title track, “Good Boy” will be officially released on May 17th.  B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung will be singing the rap lyrics of the song.  It’s also been reported that he will be featured in Good Boy’s music video, along with a stage appearance with Baek Ji Young on music television programs.

“Good Boy” has been produced by a popular composition team, that includes One Way‘s Chance and will feature powerful beats throughout the song.  The song also has some Spanish influence with guitar riffs and will emit a majestic melody from a 14-piece orchestra, along with an impressive dance choreography.

On May 13th, according to Baek Ji Young’s agency, “During the recording, Yong Jun Hyung revealed his impressive rap skills.  With only a few tries, he managed to satisfy everyone with his rap part.  He received much praise from the composers that worked with him.  I think it’s safe for everyone to anticipate it.”

This will be Baek Ji Young’s first dance title single since “My Ear’s Candy” released 3 years ago.  WS Entertainment will be releasing the teaser for the music video on the 14th through their official Youtube Channel.

Aside from Yong Jun Hyung, Baek Ji Young has worked with idol 2PM‘s Taecyeon in the past, through her previous project, “My Ear’s Candy”.

Source + Photos: Osen