Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Rapper Primary releases “Stance” featuring Gaeko, Choiza, & Simon D" plus 19 more

"Rapper Primary releases “Stance” featuring Gaeko, Choiza, & Simon D" plus 19 more

Rapper Primary releases “Stance” featuring Gaeko, Choiza, & Simon D

Posted: 30 May 2012 09:33 AM PDT

Primary is a talented producer who has the ability to collaborate with many talented and unique artists to create fresh sounds of music, drawing new talents out of the artists that have never been seen before. With his new album ‘Primary And The Messengers Part 4‘, Primary once again fully displays his discerning eye for individualism and skill.

The title track “Stance” features Gaeko who participated in “See Through” from the last album, along with head of Amoeba Culture- Dynamic Duo‘s Choiza and Simon D. “Stance” is a track with minimal instrument composition, and has an easy melody that’s fun to sing along with. Choiza properly displays his vocal talent in the song, and fans will also get a taste of both Choiza and Simon D’s emotional yet smooth charisma.

Check out the MV below!

Bonus Track “Mine Tonight” ft. Dok2 & Jinbo

Source & Image: Melon
Tip: Jae

The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness sings 2NE1′s “I Am The Best”

Posted: 30 May 2012 09:09 AM PDT

British-Irish boy band The Wanted has quickly climbed to superstardom in the UK and received recognition in the States and all over the world with their hit #1 tracks such as “All Time Low” and “Glad You Came“.

As it turns out, member Jay McGuiness of the hot UK band is a fan of 2NE1! In a Wanted Wednesday video uploaded earlier today on May 30th, Jay sings the chorus of 2NE1′s track “I Am The Best” (내가 제일 잘 나가 / I am the Best) and asks fans to tweet him if they know where the song came from.

Watch the clip below to hear him sing the chorus at around the 2:50 mark.

Tip : emdi

Super Junior’s Yesung sings “That Girl Over Flowers” for the ‘I Do I Do’ OST

Posted: 30 May 2012 08:35 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Yesung will be greeting viewers with a sweet love confession.

On May 30th, MBC‘s new mini-series “I Do, I Do” aired its first episode. Yesung’s song for the show’s OST sings of the unemployed romantic Lee Jang Woo‘s love for alpha girl Kim Sun Ah. Yesung’s track “That Girl Over Flowers” was revealed during the first episode and released on May 31st (KST).

“I Do, I Do” is about Kim Sun Ah, a workaholic shoe designer, and Lee Jang Woo, a man who dreams of being a famous shoe designer but starts off as a salesman for a knockoff shoe manufacturer. Their fates are crossed after a fateful meeting one night.

“That Girl Over Flowers” is a forthright and cute confession of a younger guy’s love for an older woman. The song’s light and witty melody further enhance the sweet and lovely feel of the song.

As one of Super Junior’s best vocalist, Yesung shows off this vocal talent while portraying a manly yet innocent guy’s heart.

According to a DRM Media representative, “You will fall for Yesung’s sweetness when listening to ‘That Girl Over Flowers’. It’s a song that makes you want to fall in love.

Check out the song below!

Source: Hankyung via Nate
Tip: Jae

Big Bang Seungri’s video teaser for “Monster” revealed

Posted: 30 May 2012 08:01 AM PDT

After releasing image teasers for the group’s upcoming title song “Monster“, Big Bang is now releasing the video teasers. First up was for member T.O.P and then G-Dragon. Now the teaser for member Seungri has been revealed.

Seungri looks quite stylish with his spiky hair.

Both the album and "Monster" music video are due out on June 3 KST.

Stay tuned for more teasers to come!

Kero One starts Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming album ‘Color Theory’

Posted: 30 May 2012 07:52 AM PDT

Kero One, a pioneer for Asian American artists, is set to release his new album ‘Color Theory‘ this summer. He’s doing what he has passion for and loves, but making music isn’t cheap. He recorded, manufactured, marketed, and distributed his last three studio albums and needs some help to fund his upcoming album which will feature Korean-American artists such as Clara C, Dumbfoundead, Jeni Suk, Myk, & Sam Ock.

Breaking away from the traditional avenue of releasing music, Kero One is using to help fund his upcoming album, ‘Color Theory’. Kickstarter is a new all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. For this project to succeed, Kero One is looking to raise $10,000 in less than 30 days. Every pledge to help achieve this goal will not go unnoticed. There will be rewards given for different pledge amounts, such as: CD’s and digital copies of Color Theory, T-shirts, records, and much more. All digital copy rewards of Kero One's upcoming album will be sent prior to the July 4th release date. Check out Kero One's story, help make his next album the biggest of his career, and reserve your advance copy of his upcoming album, using the link below. He gave us a lot of good music, it’s only fair to give something back.

Support Link: Kickstarter Campaign for Kero One

In case you missed some of his past works, you can check it out below.

You can follow Kero One on Twitter or Facebook.

YoonA voted the female star who most reminds people of their first love

Posted: 30 May 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA was chosen as the number one female star who reminds people of their first love.

A community photo site, DC Inside, held a survey asking, “Which female star reminds you of your first love?” from May 22 to 29. The results revealed that YoonA received 6278 votes (42.7%) out of 1,4711 votes, ranking first.

YoonA is loved by fans for her innocent appearance, delicate figure, and cheerful charm. Her charms in the recent drama, ‘Love Rain‘, where she had double roles as elegant Kim Yoonhee and pure hearted Jung Hana, further strengthened her particular appeal.

Following YoonA, actress Han Hyo Joo ranked second with 4219 votes (28.7%), and Han Ji Min ranked third with 1271 votes (8.6%).

Stars such as Moon Geun Young, miss A‘s Suzy, and Han Ga In also made the list.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

IU tried to impress fans with airport fashion?

Posted: 30 May 2012 06:56 AM PDT

IU revealed her stress over airport fashion.

On the recent episode of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, IU shared she usually went to the airport in casual clothes, and her fans had advised her to be more fashionable.

The singer revealed that she online chats often with her fans, and shared, “During a chat, one fan shocked me when he asked, ‘Noona, how much was the piece of the straw mat you wore yesterday ?’ I was shocked and told my fans that I will show them what a real celebrity is. But that post received a lot of attention and I was worried.”

She continued, “I was going back to Korea from Japan the next day so I went shopping. I was intimidated by the number of fans at the airport, but walked confidently.

However, some people responded to the articles about IU’s airport fashion with comments like, “That’s her trying?“, and IU seemed unable to completely shake off the stress of airport fashion.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Jang Geun Suk to release his first full length album in Japan

Posted: 30 May 2012 06:25 AM PDT

Actor Jang Geun Suk will release his first full-length album, ‘Just Crazy‘, in Japan on May 30. The album has already recorded 130,000 unit sales through pre-order, and has taken 1st place on Japan Tower Record’s online sales.

A track titled “200 miles” from the album has been chosen as the opening theme on a famous Japanese animation called ‘Fairy Tail‘ as well, once again showing the popularity of “Geun Jjang” in Japan. The album’s title song is “Crazy Crazy Crazy.

His song “Let me cry“, which was released last April and climbed to number one on Oricon charts, the song “Bye Bye Bye“, which was used as a CM song for Seoul Makguli, and “Rain” will all be included in the new album.

‘Just Crazy’ will also include “In My Dream”, which he wrote while he toured Japan and held concerts last year, including one at the Tokyo Dome. His first album will include 11 songs in total, and for the first time ever, three versions will be released: a restricted version, a non-restricted version, and a fan club version.

Jang Geun Suk’s tour, the ‘2012 Jang Geun Suk Asia Tour – The Cri Show 2‘, starts in July. He will have a concert in Seoul, tour four cities in Japan (Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokaido), and then move onto Shanghai, Taiwan, Thailand as well as four other Southeast Asian countries.

Source: Maeil Kyungje via Naver

2AM’s Changmin shares his diet recipe on ‘Come to Play’

Posted: 30 May 2012 05:55 AM PDT

Vocal group 2AM‘s Changmin has drawn the attention of viewers with his knowledge of diet recipes.

The singer revealed his secret diet recipe called “Dietria” on the May 28th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Come To Play – Chef King‘ special.

Changmin, who’s known for losing 66 pounds (30 kg) during his pre-debut days, revealed, “I received a lot of stress not being able to eat certain foods during my diet. So, I came up with a menu in which you can enjoy eating while dieting.”

I love eating ice cream. Instead of eating ice cream that contains high in fat, you can turn it into a high protein dessert by blending banana, skim milk, and nuts. However, eating too much of this can also lead to fat. It’s important to eat in moderation.”

Changmin then went on to explain “the cottage cheese salad diet” saying, “Body-builders tend to eat a lot of cottage cheese since it contains 0% fat.”

Upon hearing this piece of information, MC Kim Na Young abruptly asked how much it costs and where it’s sold, causing laughter. Changmin answered, “It’s not available here in South Korea because of its quick expiration date.”

Meanwhile, other guests on this episode include Super Junior‘s Ryeowook and Sungmin, Kwon Oh Joong, Lee Hyun Woo, and Yoon Hyung Bin.

Source & Image: TVDaily via Nate

Jang Gi Ha confirmed to guest on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 30 May 2012 05:25 AM PDT

Indie band Jang Gi Ha and the Faces‘ lead vocalist Jang Gi Ha will be making a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘.

On May 30, PD Baek Seung Il of ‘Healing Camp’ informed Star News, “Jang Gi Ha has been confirmed to appear on ‘Healing Camp’. The broadcast date has not been decided, but the recording will take place on June 6 (Memorial Day in Korea).”

Jang Gi Ha is known as the “Seo Tae Ji of the indie scene”. The band debuted in 2008 with their 1st single album ‘Cheap Coffee‘, and has quickly risen in popularity.

The group’s hit songs consist of “Living Plainly“, “Let’s Meet Now“, and “Just Another Relationship“.

Jang Gi Ha is currently active as a DJ for SBS Power FM‘s ‘Jang Gi Ha’s Amazing Radio‘.

Source & Image: Star News via Nate

Park Ji Sung shows his support for Kim Sun Ah and her new drama ‘I Do I Do’

Posted: 30 May 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Actress Kim Sun Ah has received a special support message from soccer sensation Park Ji Sung of Manchester United.

Kim Sun Ah updated her official Facebook page on May 30 with the message:

By …SuNNy
Captain Park’s surprise~ message.
Park Ji Sung has sent a message of support, a day before the premiere of ‘I Do I Do‘~^^~ He hoped that I won’t faint during a recording, that I have strength until the end.. Captain Park has such good sense! I have actually been having a hard time due to my tight schedule, but thanks to his supportive message, I feel heartened! I’ll do my best until the very end! Thank you so much~ I’m so thankful that I feel like tears are coming…
Please tune into ‘I Do I Do’ airing at 9:55PM KST tomorrow!
P.S. Park Ji Sung has also given a surprise present for me to give to fans! Park Ji Sung’s signed soccer ball event will begin soon^^ Please look foward to it!

The attached photo above shows the soccer player with a signed soccer ball that reads, “Sun Ah noona. ‘I Do I Do’ is daebak! Fighting!

Fans that came across the post left comments such as, “Sun Ah noona, good luck on the recordings,” “Wow, daebak,” “Will definitely be tuning in,” “Just a few more hours until the first episode airs! So excited,” and more.

Don’t miss MBC‘s new Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘I Do I Do’ airing at 9:55PM KST!

Source: Kim Sun Ah’s Official Facebook

BoA is the Kim Gura of SM Entertainment?

Posted: 30 May 2012 04:25 AM PDT

BoA revealed her nickname within the walls of SM Entertainment.

On May 29th’s airing of KBS‘ ‘Win Win‘, BoA commented on her judging style on SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Star‘.

The MCs told BoA, “When you were judging, you gave a lot of hurtful comments with a smile,” and BoA responded, “My personality is direct, and I can’t beat around the bush. When working, I don’t give hurtful comments, but I do give direct comments.”

MC Kikwang added, “I heard your nickname within the agency is Kwon Gura,” referring to the brash and straightforward Kim Gu Ra.

Viewers commented, “Her biting remarks were scary,” “But her personality seemed nice,” “BoA is the best,” and “I like BoA the best.”

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Jaejoong poses with co-stars Song Seung Hun and Lee Bum Soo on set of ‘Time Slip Dr.Jin’

Posted: 30 May 2012 03:55 AM PDT

Actor Song Seung Hun revealed a picture he took with his co-stars, Lee Bum Soo and Jaejoong, on the set of MBC‘s drama ‘Time Slip Dr.Jin‘.

On May 29, Song Seung Hun posted on his me2day, “With reliable Bum Soo hyung and handsome Jaejoong! We are the three musketeers of ‘Dr.Jin’!” along with the above picture.

The revealed picture showed Lee Bum Soo in the center, and Song Seung Hun and Jaejoong on either side of him as they all put their thumbs up. Lee Bum Soo’s charismatic expression amidst the other co-stars smiles also left an impression.

Netizens commented, “‘Dr.Jin’ is really good. Fighting,” “My eyes are refreshed thanks to those three,” and “I want the weekend to come soon.

Source+Picture: Song Seung Hun‘s me2day

MC Shin Dong Yup makes fun of IU’s graduation photo on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 30 May 2012 03:25 AM PDT

Comedian Shin Dong Yup‘s imitation of IU‘s elementary graduation photo brought out a lot of laughter from viewers.

On May 29th’s airing of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, Super Junior‘s Leeteuk prepared a collection of IU’s transformations throughout the years by revealing her graduation photos.

Boom pointed at her elementary graduation photo and asked, “Who is that? It looks like Shin Bong Sun,” and MC Shin Dong Yup added, “Why did you make that expression? It looks devilish,” imitating her smile.

IU cried from laughter after seeing Shin Dong Yup’s impression of her expression.

Source+Picture: Mydaily

allkpop TV Guide: Rooftop Prince Ep. 17-20 (Finale)

Posted: 30 May 2012 02:56 AM PDT

Official Synopsis: A prince from the Chosun era, Yi Gak (JYJ's Yoochun), along with his entourage, which includes Song Man Bo (Lee Min Ho), Do Chi San (Choi Woo Shik) and Woo Young Sul (Jung Seok Won), are catapulted 300 years into the future. As he attempts to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the princess he loved, he unexpectedly finds himself in the city of Seoul in the year 2012, where he comes across a woman who looks exactly like his beloved crown princess…

Ratings: The final week of broadcasts for all three dramas, MBC‘s ‘King 2 Hearts‘, SBS‘s ‘Rooftop Prince’, and KBS‘s ‘Equator Man‘ has wrapped up. On the last day of the broadcasts, ‘Equator Man’ (starring Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Joon Hyuk) was able to retain its first place position with a 14.3% rating, while ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘King 2 Hearts’ (starring Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won) achieved similar ratings with a 12.8% and 12.1% rating, respectively. The tables turned on the final day of broadcasting after ‘Rooftop Prince’ captured the crown with a 14.8% rating, while ‘Equator Man’ followed closely behind with a 14.1%. ‘King 2 Hearts’ sadly dropped from its original first place position to last with a 11.8% rating. The broadcast of all three dramas had a lot of competition as positions switched almost weekly.

As all the dramas aired similar ratings, the following dramas are left at neither an advantage nor disadvantage. KBS will air ‘Bridal Mask‘, starring Joo Won and Jin Se Yun, a historical drama about the Japanese occupation of Korea. SBS will air ‘Phantom‘, starring So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee, a cyber investigation drama, while MBC will air ‘I Do, I Do‘, starring Kim Sun Ah as a shoe designer who becomes pregnant after having a one night stand with her employee, played by Lee Jang Woo. With all three dramas boasting stellar casts and interesting, but different, plot lines, it’ll be interesting to see who will come out on top next week! Which drama will you be catching?

Recap of Ep. 17-18: Yi Gak is able to rescue Park Ha (Han Ji Min) from the frozen truck, with Yong Sool’s help, giving up Tae Young’s cell phone to Tae Mu. Meanwhile, CEO Jang reveals the truth to Se Na, that she is in fact her true daughter, inviting her to go to Hong Kong with him. After Park Ha recuperates, Yi Gak, posing as Tae Young, and Park Ha frighten Tae Mu when “Tae Young” acts like he recognized Park Ha from New York. Park Ha also reveals the postcard with the portrait Tae Young had drawn of her. Tae Mu makes Se Na steal Tae Young’s laptop with the NYC photos, and Tae Young’s grandmother catches her red-handed. Grandmother tries to follow her and ends up falling down the stairs, dying in a pool of blood. Tae Mu urges Se Na to leave for Hong Kong immediately with CEO Jang, but the plan is interrupted when Park Ha reveals to CEO Jang that she is In Joo. Depressed, Se Na leaves for her apartment, waiting for Tae Mu to arrive, but Yi Gak enters the apartment first. Se Na, believing Tae Mu had arrived, asks how Tae Mu can stand brazenly in front of Grandmother’s burial, angering Yi Gak as he punches Tae Mu who enters the scene.

“Tae Young”, who is actually Yi Gak, threatens that Tae Mu and Se Na will pay, leaving the apartment angrily and visiting the real Tae Young in the hospital. While Yi Gak goes on a date with Park Ha, he begins to disappear, scaring himself. Meanwhile, Grandmother’s lawyer gathers the family to announce that Grandmother had left the company to Tae Young, but if Tae Young was not present at the will reading, then Tae Mu will inherit the company. Tae Mu begins forming his evil plan, and leaves a bag of cash and a plane ticket in Yi Gak’s car, framing Yi Gak as an impostor of Tae Young who was planning to steal Grandmother’s money. Yi Gak is thus arrested, while the family convenes the will reading. Park Ha visits Yi Gak in jail and shows him the initials on Bu Young’s handkerchief. which denotes Bu Young as the actual maker. Yi Gak vanishes completely and reappears outside of the will reading room, where he interrupts the process.

Yi Gak later meets up with Tae Mu and threatens him and Se Na with the news that Yi Gak will have them arrested on the account of Grandmother’s death if they do not resign and return the stolen money. Tae Mu enlists Se Na’s help and beings plotting against Yi Gak. Se Na, acting sad and remorseful towards Park Ha, texts Yi Gak with Park Ha’s phone to meet at the reservoir. Park Ha catches on to Se Na suspicious activities, but brushes it aside. Meanwhile, Se Na, dressed as Park Ha, meets up with Yi Gak. Yi Gak tries to catch her, but Tae Mu drives straight for him. Meanwhile, Park Ha puts the pieces together and catches Tae Mu driving into Yi Gak. Pushing Yi Gak aside, Park Ha stands in the way of the oncoming car.

Recap of Ep. 19-20: Park Ha is rushed to the hospital after Tae Mu sends her flying into the lake. Her liver is injured and Park Ha’s health begins to deteriorate. Se Na is unnerved at the murder attempt, but at Park Ha and with Yi Gak’s urgent pleas, agrees to transfer her liver if Yi Gak gives up all the company money. While Se Na is ready to transplant her liver, Tae Mu has other ideas and hopes to escape to China with the money, breaking the arrangement. However, Se Na ultimately goes to the hospital and saves Se Na’s life, while Tae Mu is arrested after fighting with Yi Gak.

As Park Ha recuperates, her peace is interrupted by the abrupt disappearance of Chi San. In order to live happily in the remaining precious moments, she proposes to Yi Gak. After pondering Park Ha’s request, Yi Gak agrees, and goes on a date with her in the palace grounds, only to be interrupted again by the disappearance of the two other servants. Park Ha and Yi Gak go to her house, where they have a symbolic wedding. After Yi Gak and Park Ha kiss, Yi Gak begins to fade away, leaving Park Ha sobbing for him.

Yi Gak returns to the Chosun era and returns to his prince position with the help of his courtiers. Meanwhile, Minister Hong (father of Hwa Young and Bu Young) and his partner, the reincarnation of Tae Mu, are disturbed that Yi Gak is alive even after the assassination attempt. Yi Gak summons Minister Hong, and reveals what exactly happened with the murder.

Minister Hong had sent Bu Young a letter for Hwa Young with poisoned powder that would be placed on Yi Gak’s persimmons. Bu Young reads the letter, and alarmed, enters Yi Gak’s room, where she finds him talking with Hwa Young. Answering Yi Gak’s riddle herself, she asks to eat the persimmon to save the Prince’s life.

Hwa Young is shocked by Bu Young’s impending death and meets up with her secretly. The two switch identities as Bu Young drowns in the lake. In the present Chosun era, Yi Gak orders the execution of Minister Hong and the reincarnation of Tae Mu, sparing Hwa Young and her mother. Yi Gak reads Bu Young’s last letter, and writes his own to Park Ha, which Park Ha finds in the palace in the present time.

Later, she notices another postcard of her that Tae Young drew, and meets him in the Seoul Tower. Park Ha shakes hands with Tae Young, who momentarily switches to Yi Gak in her vision.


kdramacrazy's Thoughts:

[Note : This post reflects the opinions of the author, and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

Wow. Just went through a rollercoaster of emotions, ending in a tranquil melancholy with the final moment of ‘Rooftop Prince’. Although the last few episodes were a turmoil of messy, unceremoniously dropped conflicts and resolutions, and makjang elements, I though the last meeting between Tae Young (the reincarnation of Tae Young) and Park Ha was beautiful. I felt that Tae Young becoming a couple with Park Ha, with the reminder that it was still Yi Gak in essence, was the best ending it could possibly have without the beginning of Tae Young’s loveline thrown in the trash. The drama, though, could have elaborated much more on the reincarnating theme of love and history, especially at the expense of the corporate family feud and the Se Na moments. There could have been much more connections drawn between Tae Young and Yi Gak that could make the meeting more poignant. The drama had concentrated much of its effort in making the Chosun and modern day conflict parallel each other that it lost a lot of Tae Young development. All we know about him is that he likes to draw, is a little rebellious, and makes a good vegetable. Even a small detail at the end could have made that moment more special, like the reappearance of the wedding pendant.

The makjang elements killed the lighthearted and comedy, and almost killed the beauty of the time-traveling concept. I don’t think I can keep count of the murders and the murder attempts by the two most annoying/evil people, Se Na and Tae Mu. Tae Mu turned into a psychopath that just simply ended up in jail, while Se Na thought that a liver transplant could send her to heaven. On the top of the crazy twists and turns, which only made the drama messier (except for Park Ha saving Yi Gak), it resolved them way too quickly and simply with a simple arrest. In addition, the last episode devoted to the Chosun Era was not as exciting nor stunning as it had been before as it was pretty much a flashback with an order for execution because Yi Gak seemed to have solved and known everything. I hoped for more of a battle with the forces of evil and mystery, in which Yi Gak grapples with solving the rest of the clues and longs for Park Ha. Maybe it could be interspersed with moments of the present, to develop Tae Young’s character. While I could see why the writers had done all of these conflicts in the modern era to parallel the Chosun era, it was too much, and that time could have been devoted to the core concept of reincarnation.

‘Rooftop Prince’ was unique with its plot, until it got muddled up in the pile of melodrama at the end. But I think I can say the cute Yi Gak-Park Ha moments might have redeemed for a little bit of that.

015B makes a comeback with “Let Me Go”

Posted: 30 May 2012 02:23 AM PDT

015B revealed their project single and music video teaser for "Let Me Go" on May 30, and since then, the track has been climbing music charts.

The group has always attempted a different concept and image for each of their comebacks, and with this new single, the group reminded fans once again that they’ve been in the industry for 20 years.

With “Let Me Go”, 015B will be returning as honorary rookies for the first time in six years. The group will be bringing back synth rock, a music genre trendy during the 80s-90s that utilizes electronic instruments and a powerful guitar sound.

The duo is showing a new style with their bold, realistic lyrics for “Let Me Go”. Their blunt lyrics have been receiving many responses. Some of the lines are: “I feel like throwing up from just seeing your face,” “Let’s just say I once stepped on something wrong,” “Please get out of my sight,” andThis is the story that I wanted to tell.

015B’s attempt at the new music style has received favorable responses such as, “Realistic as always,” “I love how the lyrics are straightforward and extreme,” “Their sound is different from others,” as well as negative responses, “The change is very strange,” “I have been a fan for twenty years, but this is different from my expectations,” and “I was looking forward to something sentimental so I’m disappointed.

In related news, 015B will be participating in the ‘2012 Rainbow Island‘ concert, which will be held on June 9 at Nami Island in Chuncheon.

Chun Myung Hoon visits his dad for the first time in 10 years

Posted: 30 May 2012 01:52 AM PDT

Chun Myung Hoon of 90s idol group NRG made an appearance on the recent episode of SBSStrong Heart‘. He shared an emotional story about his relationship with his father.

Chun Myung Hoon began saying, “I was raised in a very strict household. My father graduated from law school, and fought in the war in Vietnam two times. He worked as a detective who was in charge of violent crimes for 30 years.

He continued,

He didn’t approve of me debuting as a celebrity so I put on [unapproved performances] on college streets since I was in middle school. Honestly, until NRG’s 2nd and 3rd album, I had only graduated from middle school. But because I would be too ashamed to admit to my son later on that I had only completed middle school, I attended an adult high school… When I told my father that I would drop out of school, my father put handcuffs on me. We were both shocked. After I finally told him that I would diligently go to school, he let me go. But the day after, I continued on the path of becoming a back dancer. I ran away from home after lying so I could avoid him. I didn’t contact him at all during all my years of back dancing, Hamo Hamo, and NRG. After that incident, I didn’t see his face for about 10 years. But 6 months ago, my mother called me and told me that my father was in the last stages of lung cancer. At first, I couldn’t believe it. My head was in shock, but it didn’t feel real in my heart. I went to visit him a few days after, and I saw an unfamiliar elderly man with no hair. When he saw me, he started crying. I was so shocked. He wasn’t the fire-like father I knew,

bursting into tears as he relived the moments he spent with his father for the first time in 10 years.

He added, “He was unconscious after his treatment, but thankfully, he is now conscious. What makes me a really undutiful son is that I lived the past ten years resenting my father, but he proudly bragged about me to the nurses even while he was in the ICU.

Chun Myung Hoon also sent a message to his ill father: “Even though it may be late, I want to live happily and think of my father first before I act so I can pay for my wrongdoings as a son.

Source & Photo: Newsen via Nate

Past photo of actor Kim Soo Hyun surfaces online

Posted: 30 May 2012 01:25 AM PDT

A past photo of rising actor Kim Soo Hyun has surfaced online. The star had a different look than his current, clean-cut image.

The image was posted on an online community site with the title: ”I will love your past too – Kim Soo Hyun’s past picture“. The actor’s big, curly hair shocked his fans who are used to his graceful and orderly image on MBC drama ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘. Kim Soo Hyun seems quite happy rocking the messy, unkempt style, though the beverages he’s carrying might have something to do with his mood as well.

Netizens commented, “He’s so cute,” and “He looks pretty good with that hair.”

Source & Photo: Money Today via Nate

Shinji updates fans from the set of ‘Top Magic’

Posted: 30 May 2012 01:00 AM PDT

Koyote‘s Shinji shared a photo of her new “sesame leaf”, called such because of the way the bangs are swept to the side, hairstyle.

Shinji tweeted, “Sesame leafed girl Ji-deng on the set of ‘Top Magic‘. Today’s magic was mind exploding,” along with the picture above. Fans are saying that her sandy-brown hair complements her baby face.

They commented, “She is looking more innocent everyday,” “Her beauty is increasing [with time],” and “She even pulls-off the sesame leaf bangs.”

Source & Photo: Naver & Shinji’s official Twitter

ZE:A to delay their comeback due to Junyoung’s ankle injury

Posted: 30 May 2012 12:45 AM PDT

ZE:A has made the unfortunate announcement that they will be delaying their comeback due to leader Junyoung‘s injured ankle.

On May 30, Star Empire revealed, “ZE:A’s Junyoung injured his right ankle, which has led us to push back ZE:A’s comeback date, originally scheduled for June 21.”

Junyoung slipped while filming for an outdoor variety show on May 28, and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The agency also added, “He’ll be needing treatment for the time being so ZE:A’s comeback status will be decided according to Junyoung’s level of recovery. Their showcase and album release will be temporarily delayed.”

Stay tuned for more updates.

Source + Photos: Star News via Naver