Friday, May 4, 2012

"INFINITE to release single “Only Tears” ahead of ‘INFINITIZE’?" plus 19 more

"INFINITE to release single “Only Tears” ahead of ‘INFINITIZE’?" plus 19 more


INFINITE to release single “Only Tears” ahead of ‘INFINITIZE’?

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:23 AM PDT

On May 5th (KST), INFINITE‘s official website unveiled possible plans for the release of the single “Only Tears” ahead of their third mini album ‘INFINITIZE‘.

The official website displayed a picture of an eye along with the worlds “Only Tears” and a date of May 8th, 2012. Presumably, they will be releasing the song as a single. The song is a group song but member Sunggyu sang it as a solo song at their ‘Second Invasion Evolution‘ concert last month. You can check fancam footage of Sunggyu singing the song below.

Source & Image: INFINITE’s Official Website

Busker Busker’s Brad officially marries his girlfriend of 6 years

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:06 AM PDT

Busker Busker member Brad announced during a recent concert that he had officially married his long-time girlfriend.

On May 4th, Busker Busker held a concert at Yonsei University. After performing about 2~3 songs, member Jang Bum Joon remarked, “We have some surprising news we want to share with you.”

Fellow member Brad then stepped forward and announced, “I married my girlfriend today. I headed to the concert venue as soon as we got our marriage license.”

A representative of Busker Busker’s informed OSEN on May 4th, “We had heard that Brad headed over to the concert after getting married. None of the staff members were aware of this, and were also very surprised.”

Because both Brad and his girlfriend are American citizens, they plan to have an official wedding later on,” the rep continued. “The staff knew they were planning to get married, so the shock only lasted a short while and they were quick to excitedly congratulate them.”

Ahead of his announcement, Brad had revealed on the May 3rd episode of tvN‘s ‘TAXI‘ that he was dating his girlfriend for six years now, and that he planned on marrying her. The two first met at a club where he asked her to dance.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

Leeteuk is falling under IU’s spell?

Posted: 04 May 2012 07:31 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Leeteuk has also become a fan of IU.

On the morning of May 4th, Leeteuk tweeted, “The sun rose while I was tossing and turning because I couldn’t fall asleep. But I could hear a good song coming from outside and thought, ‘What is that?’ and searched on a music site for a long time… it was IU’s new song. ‘Peach‘… a refreshing song.

After seeing his tweet, followers commented, “I’m going to go listen to it too,” “Leeteuk starting to crush on IU too,” and “IU’s new album seems like it’s going to be daebak.”

Meanwhile, IU released “Peach” on May 4th in preparation for the release of her single, “A 20 year-old’s Spring“. “Peach” has been taking over top spots on various music charts ever since its release, showing the impressive power of IU once again.

Source+Picture: Leeteuk‘s Twitter

Lee Hyori praised for her down-to-earth airport fashion

Posted: 04 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Lee Hyori‘s down-to-earth “airport fashion” has become a hot topic.

The recent episode of ‘Lee Hyori’s Social Club Golden 12‘ followed Lee Hyori and the other golden members on a trip to Jeju Island. At the airport, the members were very surprised to see Lee Hyori arrive in clothes that may have been a little too comfortable.

The members had initially anticipated her “airport fashion” saying things like, “I’m curious of what a top star’s airport fashion looks like.” To their surprise, Lee Hyori’s airport fashion was closer to what they call “flower-homeless fashion”.

She wore a green baggy army jacket and covered her bare face with a grey scarf and sunglasses. She also held a simple generic canvas bag, preparing herself for the flight.

As the members watched her walk in with wide eyes, Lee Hyori casually said, “Who goes to the airport with makeup wearing high heels. [People] need to sleep,” and made them erupt in laughter.

After the episode’s airing, netizens commented, “Lee Hyori is the number 1 easy-going person,” “The celebrities should be better off now thanks to Lee Hyori,” “Only possible because it’s Lee Hyori, I wonder if the clothes would look as good if someone else wore that,” “If someone else wore that, they would really be flower-homeless,” and “Just envious of Lee Hyori who can pull anything off, that’s all.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Kim Soo Hyun and actress Kaya Scodelario promote J.ESTINA

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Kim Soo Hyun and British actress Kaya Scodelario shot a photo shoot together as models for the brand J.ESTINA.

On May 4th, Jestina revealed behind-the-scene photos that showed Kim Soo Hyun and Kaya Scodelario looking like a lovely couple as they sat on a bench together. Both grabbed the attention of netizens with their close poses.

Actress/model Kaya Scodelario, who’s famous for the British drama ‘Skins‘ and the Hollywood movie ‘Titan‘, is dubbed as “the next Emma Watson” in Britain. She is also getting a lot of attention in South Korea ever since Kim Soo Hyun named her as his ideal type.

Since her arrival in the country on May 1st, Kaya tweeted her thoughts about coming to South Korea and also shared a picture with Kim Soo Hyun on May 2nd.

Meanwhile, the photo shoot featuring the two stars will be released in Jestina stores near the end of this month.

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Source+Picture: Star News via Nate + Kaya Scoledario’s Twitter

Hyomin’s hot pink jeans catch the attention of fans

Posted: 04 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hyomin has impressed fans by pulling off a pair of hot pink skinny jeans.

Hyomin tweeted on the 4th, “My hot pink skinnies that I love,” along with a photo of herself wearing the unique animal-print pants and a comfortable sporty jacket.

What’s been catching the eye of netizens other than her usually impressive sense of fashion are her long, slim legs, which definitely add to her overall look.

Followers commented, “Only Hyomin could wear these pants,” “You’re so thin,” and “Fashionista evidence.”

Source + Photo: Hyomin’s Twitter

Huh Gak can’t hide his excitement after finally meeting Suzy

Posted: 04 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Huh Gak could not contain his enthusiasm after finally having the opportunity to meet miss A‘s Suzy.

On May 3rd, Huh Gak left a post on his Twitter page expressing his excitement, saying, “Finally… it was only for a little while, but still, I got to say hi to Suzy-nim.

Huh Gak is the winner of Mnet‘s ‘Superstar K2‘ singing audition program. Because he was able to reach his status as a musician only recently through the show, he was unable to meet other celebrities like many other training singers. He seemed especially excited to finally meet Suzy, who’s been given the nickname “icon of love at first sight” because many male celebrities have confessed developing a crush after seeing her for the first time.

In related news, Suzy recently wrapped up promotions for miss A’s album ‘Touch‘, and has also won the “Best Female Rookie Actress” award with her role in ‘Introduction to Architecture.’

Source: Huh Gak’s Twitter
Image: TV Daily via Nate

TAHITI lend their talents to help students succeed

Posted: 04 May 2012 05:05 AM PDT

Rookie girl group TAHITI will be lending their talents for a charitable cause!

On May 4th, DS Entertainment revealed that TAHITI was chosen as advertisement models for a special event that would support the educational needs of 240 children and teens in alliance with 7/11 and the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation.

TAHITI wanted to help in any way they can, and decided to donate the money they would receive in payment of their modeling duties to the foundation. A representative revealed, “The members of TAHITI have always watched senior artist Kim Jang Hoon donate often and wanted to follow in his foot steps. Although it’s nothing big, we hope their hearts are delivered.”

The event will choose 240 students from impoverished families who can’t afford to take after-school classes. For a year, the chosen students will receive the necessary funding to continue their education, as well as receive mentoring from 40 college students and foreign high school students.

Source + Photos: Mydaily via Naver

SHINee’s Jonghyun snaps a cute selca wearing Hello Kitty glasses

Posted: 04 May 2012 04:48 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Jonghyun tweeted on May 3rd, ”End of Nagoya’s 1st show! Will work hard tomorrow too!

The picture showed Jonghyun sporting green Hello Kitty framed glasses with pink bows at the corners. The SHINee member also gave his fans a wide-mouthed smile, showing his perfect teeth.

Followers commented, “Jonghyun attacked noonas’ hearts again,” “I can’t think clearly,” “Can’t stop loving him,” and “Cute, whatever he does.”

Meanwhile, SHINee is currently in Japan for their arena tour. They’ve successfully finished their shows in Fukuoka and Hokkaido on April 25th and 29th, and will be having shows in Nagoya from May 3rd to the 5th. The tour will last until July 1st, and include 20 shows  in 7 cities.

Source+Picture: Jonghyun‘s Twitter

SISTAR wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from May 4th!

Posted: 04 May 2012 03:45 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, the talented ladies of Girls' Generation's first sub-unit, titled Taetiseo, made their hot debut today with "Twinkle“.

TOUCH also took the stage once more with their latest track titled “Let’s Walk Together“.

As for the nominees, SISTAR faced off against 4minute for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was SISTAR who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Alone".

Congratulations to SISTAR and to all the STAR1 fans!

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Others who performed tonight included Norazo, December, Shinhwa, 4minute, SISTAR, U-KISS, Ivy, Rhythm Power, 2BiC, Andamiro, Yangpa, Supernova, Electroboyz, Sunny Hill, Seo In Guk, B.A.P, Huh Gak, EXO-K, and Noel!

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Taetiseo shines with “Twinkle” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 04 May 2012 03:38 AM PDT

The anticipation and interest in Girls' Generation's first-ever sub-unit Taetiseo has been explosive to say the least, so it's no surprise that fans will be pouring over the trio's long-awaited live performances, beginning with their debut on today's episode of 'Music Bank'!

Tiffany, Seohyun, and Taeyeon took the stage today to perform their catchy title track "Twinkle".

Check out their debut stage below, featuring their adorable choreography and fine-tuned vocals, and be sure to view the rest of today's performances here.

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Jung Jun Ha and Sweet Sorrow volunteer at a welfare center

Posted: 04 May 2012 03:05 AM PDT

Comedian Jung Jun Ha and talented vocal group Sweet Sorrow have united again as charity volunteers.

The comedian and the group have previously worked together back in June 2011 for the charity album for the ‘Infinity Challenge‘ special, ‘Seohae Ahn Highway Song Festival‘. The five bonded while working on the charity album under the group name Sweet Cotsorrow. They released a song titled “Will You Give Me Affection.

It was belatedly revealed that Jung Jun Ha and Sweet Sorrow had volunteered at a welfare center that is currently situated at a farmhouse, which was abandoned 15 years ago. Through social networking sites (SNS) and SBS‘s homepage, approximately 30 fans have joined to help re-build the center as well as spend quality time with the children.

SBS will be airing footage of their service on ‘2012 Hope TV‘ at 8:45PM KST on May 5th.

Source & Image: Sports Chosun via Nate

TOUCH says “Let’s Walk Together” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 04 May 2012 02:23 AM PDT

Although boy group TOUCH faced unfortunate circumstances regarding member Junyong, who left the group due to mandatory military enlistment, and Younghoon because of family circumstances, the boys continue to give it their all with vocalist Chulmin and rapper Kanghyun being the new additions to the group.

The group first began promotions back in 2010 where they performed with some of the most popular Chinese stars, and later made their debut the same year. It is also notable that the members graduated from the same high school alongside renown superstars Rain and Se7en.

Check out the boys’ comeback performance below, and be sure to check out the rest of today’s clips here.

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Shinhwa’s Eric discusses his unique way of waking people up on ‘Beatles Code 2′

Posted: 04 May 2012 02:11 AM PDT

On the May 3rd broadcast of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘, Shinhwa‘s Eric guested on the show and answered fan questions about his 2006 drama, SBS‘s ‘Invincible Parachute Agent‘.

A fan sent in a question asking whether he had actually gone to the bathroom during a particular scene in the drama.

Eric replied, “At the time, the staff members were all very tired from staying up every night. When I looked around, I noticed that there were barely any female staff on set. Since everyone looked really drowsy and tired, I thought that I should try to wake everyone up [by being funny]. I slid down my boxers and sat on the toilet, and acted like I was actually going in the toilet.”

While the studio burst into laughter over his story, Dongwan added, “Whenever we’re tired or down, Eric will always help us get right back up by pulling down his pants.”

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

Taetiseo, J.Y. Park, and Big Bang rank high on MV charts

Posted: 04 May 2012 01:42 AM PDT

The combination of auditory and visual elements that are shown throughout a music video is one of the ways in which artists enhance their appeal to fans. In many instances, the music video is a key determining factor of a song’s success.

Girls’ Generation sub-unit Taetiseo‘s MV for “Twinkle” has reached #1 on Naver and Daum’s music video charts. In the video, Taetiseo sings the retro melody while showing a charismatic performance. The music video enabled fans to focus on the individual charms of the members, and a change in image for Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun.

Taking the #2 spot is J.Y. Park‘s MV for his new title track, “You’re the One“. The “You’re the One” MV perfectly displays his appealing step dance and a storyline that goes well with the song’s lyrics. J.Y. Park also shows his ability to portray the emotions of the song through his acting. J.Y. Park’s MV for “Someone Else” feat. Ga In also ranked in the top 10.

Another honorable mention is Big Bang‘s “Fantastic Baby” MV. The music video has achieved #5 and #7 on Naver and Daum portal sites, respectively. The “Fantastic Baby” MV highlights Big Bang’s charismatic performance as well as their well-coordinated choreography with masked back-up dancers. The video also has a colorful background, which adds to the song’s overall appeal.

Source + Images: My Daily via Naver

Video teaser for IU’s ‘Spring of a Twenty Year Old’

Posted: 04 May 2012 01:11 AM PDT

allkpop previously reported on IU‘s teaser for her singlePeach“.

Another teaser has now been posted on Loen Entertainment's official Youtube channel. While the first featured IU strumming along idly to a guitar while composing and thinking of lyrics for “Peach”, this new teaser for ‘Spring of a Twenty Year Old’, shot in Venice, Italy, shows IU blowing a tune tentatively into a recorder.

IU’s ‘Spring of a Twenty Year Old’ single will be released on May 11th. A mini-documentary music sketch that will feature more of the singer’s personal stories will also be released the same day.

Additional movie clips and images for ‘Spring of Twenty Year Old’ will be posted daily at 5pm KST on Loen’s Youtube channel.

Check out the teaser below:

Noh Hong Chul reveals story behind his assault case

Posted: 04 May 2012 12:45 AM PDT

Entertainer Noh Hong Chul revealed the story behind his assault incident back in 2008.

In the most recent filming of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Story Show Do Dream‘, Noh Hong Chul, along with Kim C and Lee Hae Young, hosted the show as the MCs. During the recording, Professor Pyo Chang Won, a forensic psychologist, asked the MCs to recall an incident.

On February 19th of 2008, “Kim”, a 27-year-old man suffering from a mental disorder, attacked Noh Hong Chul unprovoked. The star sustained injuries to his ribs and a 1.2 inch (3cm) rip in his left ear. Instead of fighting back, Noh Hong Chul was caught on security cameras comforting the man instead. He also decided not to press charges, earning him the nickname “angel” from netizens. He later revealed that he was too afraid to react so he simply endured the beating.

Noh Hong Chul revealed, “During my assault, I just kept getting hit. I even heard them say, ‘You should fight back. Attack!’” After listening to Noh Hong Chul’s story, Professor Pyo responded, “You have coped very well,” praising him for overcoming such a horrific experience.

This episode of ‘Do Dream’, which features Professor Pyo, comedian Jung Joo Ri, and director Kim Soo Yong, will air on May 5th at 10:05pm KST.

Source + Photo: OSEN + Wikipedia

As One sings OST “Regret and Longing” for ‘Immortal Classic’

Posted: 04 May 2012 12:20 AM PDT

Duet As One sang an OST for ChannelA‘s weekend drama ‘Immortal Classic‘ called ”Regret and Longing“.

Regret and Longing“, which was released April 27th, is the theme song for the drama’s protagonist, played by actress Park Sun Young. The vocals of Lee Min Young and Krystal Chae give a warm feeling that fits perfectly with the character, who is a woman filled with resentment and sorrow because of one-sided love.

The song was first played on last weekend’s episode when Geum Hee (Park Sun Young) went through emotional turmoil because of Sung Joon (Han Jae Suk) and Yong Joo(Lee Ha Nee).

As One stated, “Thankfully, our voices go really well with the love scenes and emotional scenes in dramas; we’ve been singing in a lot of them. This song portrays the strenuous hearts of lovers well, and it should compel sympathy from viewers.

They further added, “We participated in Super Junior Donghae’s new single “Only U“. We haven’t made our comeback yet, but we are constantly participating in other people’s albums and OSTs [to prepare].

Currently on Immortal Classic’, Yong Joo declares war on Geum Hee in a battle for the status as a better cook.

Source + Picture: OSEN

Big Star jokingly disses Brave Brothers at SISTAR’s showcase

Posted: 03 May 2012 11:55 PM PDT

Brave Entertainment‘s upcoming idol group Big Star jokingly dissed their producer, Brave Brothers at a public event recently.

At SISTAR‘s showcase, the members of Big Star made the audience explode in laughter when they introduced Brave Brothers with the announcement, “Brave Brothers, who is in charge of SISTAR’s productions… Shinsadong Tiger forever!”

Park Sung Kwang and the producer himself were backstage listening to the stage, and cameras caught them both looking surprised after Big Star’s statement. Brave Brothers and Shinsadong Tiger are two of the top producers in K-Pop so there’s always been talk of rivalry, whether fact or fiction.

Fans can check out the full reaction and the consequences the boys faced on the May 5th episode of ‘Brave Brothers Big Star Show‘.

Big Star is Brave Entertainment’s first male group to debut. The seven members will be going through severe tests before two are eliminated, leaving the final five members to officially debut as Big Star.

[Announcement] Tritops Giveaway Winners!

Posted: 03 May 2012 11:30 PM PDT

Last week, allkpop held a giveaway for Tritops fans for the release of their ‘Bad Guy‘ MV featuring Block B‘s P.O. and the beautiful Kim Sori.

To enter, contestants had to “like” Tritops’ Facebook page, follow their Twitter, and leave a comment below the giveaway article.

Without further ado… here are the winners!

Omaya

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Kureepu

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Congratulations! Winners will be contacted via their allkpop forum accounts with instructions on how to claim their prize!