Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"TEEN TOP makes a comeback with new title track, “To You”" plus 19 more

"TEEN TOP makes a comeback with new title track, “To You”" plus 19 more

TEEN TOP makes a comeback with new title track, “To You”

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:55 AM PDT

Idol group TEEN TOP who skyrocketed to fame after earning a triple crown with “Going Crazy” has returned with their third mini-album, [aRtisT].

TEEN TOP once again teamed up with hit producer Brave Brothers for this new album, and fans are wondering if the boys will once again sweep the charts with their new track.

The group’s new title song “To You” sings the heart of a man who cannot forget a woman he once loved, and it is a modern dance track that immediately hooks listeners with it’s mysterious and catchy melody.

As we patiently wait for the MV release, check out the track below.

Source & Image: Melon

M.I.B releases music video for “So It’s Only Hard For Me”

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:20 AM PDT

Hip hop group M.I.B (Most Incredible Busters) will be making a comeback with their mini-album 'Illusion' on June 1st. Ahead of this release, they have released the music video for their title track, "So It's Only Hard For Me".

'Illusion' is reported to be filled with the "electro-hop" sound characteristic of M.I.B, and the title track "So It's Only Hard For Me" has a unique melody and dramatic rap that complements the group's musical flavor.

The new mini-album holds a total of seven tracks in all, including their previously released single "Celebrate" and its accompanying remixes. M.I.B had to cancel activities this past April due to a tragedy.

Check out the music video for their title track  "So It's Only Hard For Me"  below which was filmed in Los Angeles, and keep an eye out for their album release on June 1st.

Wonder Girls reveal making of video for title track “Like This”

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:09 AM PDT

The lovely Wonder Girls are set to make a comeback on June 3rd with their mini album ‘Wonder Party‘.

After releasing a series of teaser images, the Wonder Girls have no revealed a making of video for their upcoming title track “Like This“.

It seems they had 1,000 applicants and 300 participants in participating as background dancers for the music video. The end of the teaser also gives a hint of the funky beat of “Like This”. From what I can hear, I like it already.

Check it out below!

Bonus Track List for ‘Wonder Party’.

Big Bang G-Dragon’s video teaser for “Monster” revealed

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:00 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 now the teaser for member G-Dragon has been revealed.

In the teaser video you can see his platinum blonde mushroom hair which is very different from the red hair he sported in the teaser image.

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

Stay tuned for more teasers to come!

Danny Ahn transforms into an ‘unni’ for ‘Goodbye Dear Wife’

Posted: 29 May 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Actor and member of g.o.d, Danny Ahn transformed into a “pretty unni” for the Channel A drama ‘Goodbye Dear Wife‘.

Danny tweeted on May 29, “Ah…… Now a warning for the final, 8th episode of ‘Goodbye Dear Wife’, I’ll be appearing for a bit in drag. Today even a picture… achieved… ah… Should I just run away today T.T If you all are going to see it later, make sure to have a plastic bag with you while you watch keke. When the broadcast ends, I’ll put up a photo of myself cross-dressing.”

He then added, “A teaser,” along with the photo above.

Fans commented, “You look prettier than me,” “Post a full photo instead of a teaser,” and “I’m watching you [on the show].”

Source + Photo: Danny Ahn’s Twitter

HaHa shares a photo of his new niece

Posted: 29 May 2012 06:50 AM PDT

HaHa shared a photo he took with his adorable new niece.

He tweeted on May 29, “My niece Go Elleen. Nuna, hyung! Good job on the hard work! It’s like a miracle. I’m moved. Beautiful. [She's] so precious, I can’t even touch her. Elleen’s an angel.”

HaHa looks incredibly happy with the new addition to the family. He even took a picture of the baby’s foot, which had her legal name, Ha Joori, taped to it.

Fans commented, “HaHa looks really happy,” “Your niece is really pretty,” “Now you’re Uncle HaHa,” “I can imagine how happy [you are],” and “I sincerely congratulate you. Does she look like her mom or dad?”

Source + Photo: HaHa’s Twitter

Raina cheers on Lee Jang Woo and his drama ‘I Do I Do’

Posted: 29 May 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jang Woo snapped a photo with After School‘s UEE and Raina backstage at ‘Music Bank‘.

Raina tweeted on May 29, “‘Music Bank’ waiting room! My pretty UEE unni and Lee Jang Woo oppa, who’s gotten cooler these days. Apparently, tomorrow’s the first broadcast of ‘I Do I Do‘, anticipation, anticipation! Hope it becomes a big hit, fighting!”

Fans commented, “Lee Jang Woo, hopefully your drama will be daebak,” “Raina’s getting prettier,” and “UEE and Raina look like they’ve lost weight.”

Lee Jang Woo will be returning to television screens with ‘I Do I Do’, a story about shoe designer Hwang Ji Ahn, played by Kim Sun Ah, who becomes with child after an accidental night with new employee Park Tae Kang (Lee Jang Woo). The first broadcast is scheduled for May 30 at 9:55PM on MBC.

Source + Photo: Osen, Raina’s Twitter

Mnet releases teaser video for ‘Mnet’s 20′s Choice’

Posted: 29 May 2012 05:40 AM PDT

Mnet has released a teaser video for ‘Mnet’s 20′s Choice‘, a major music awards show held annually in South Korea.

The event is the only Korean awards ceremony held during summertime so there’s already a lot of speculation about which stars will come out on top, who’s performing, and who’s hosting.

So far, Mnet has released details on the time and location: June 28, 7PM at the Oasis Outdoor Pool in the BanYan Tree Club & Spa in Seoul.

This will be the 5th annual ‘Mnet’s 20′s Choice’ awards. Keep an eye out for more updates on allkpop, and check out the winners from 2011 here.

Who do you think will come out on top this year?

Tip: Paula

What do Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min plan to do now that ‘Rooftop Prince’ is over?

Posted: 29 May 2012 05:05 AM PDT

The actors behind the “Gak-Ha Couple” from the SBS drama ‘Rooftop Prince‘, Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min, are raising eyebrows because of their similar answers to questions about their free time.

The actors have been incredibly busy with endorsements after the drama ended, and apparently, the two plan on going on trips, separately, to finally rest. After the final broadcast of ‘Rooftop Prince’ on May 24, they’re reported to have not been able to relax for even one day. They both stated when asked what they’d do with their free time: “I’ll rest no matter what happens.”

Yoochun is planning to go to the hospital to check up on an injury he suffered during filming. The actor is reported to not be feeling well as he’s been also touring the world with JYJ from the beginning of the year. Management agency C-Jes Entertainment stated, “He plans to rest and revitalize his health.”

The JYJ member will be flying overseas this June on a vacation, and Han Ji Min is reported to be planning a trip abroad in June as well.

Source + Photo: Donga via Nate

Rainbow’s Jisook and Woori to open game for Doosan Bears baseball team

Posted: 29 May 2012 04:35 AM PDT

Rainbow‘s Jisook and Woori will be opening for the Doosan Bears on May 30.

The two members of Rainbow will pitch and bat to give the game, being held at Seoul’s Jamshil Stadium, a festive start. Woori commented, “It’s an honor, and I also feel a bit of pressure opening the baseball game for the Doosan Bears, who I believe is the most popular team among female [fans of baseball]. However, I want to practice hard and show the best opening possible.”

Jisook also shared, “I’m so happy, nervous, and anxious to be invited to a Doosan Bears game, but I want to leave a performance with Woori unni that will [leave an impression].”

Source + Photo: My Daily via Naver

Gong Yoo comments on ‘Big’ co-stars Lee Min Jung and miss A’s Suzy

Posted: 29 May 2012 04:00 AM PDT

Actor Gong Yoo commented on working with Lee Min Jung and miss A‘s Suzy.

The three appeared at a press conference for the Monday-Tuesday KBS 2TV drama ‘Big‘ on May 29. Gong Yoo stated, “I haven’t filmed with Suzy very much yet. We’ve finally filmed one scene together, and I feel like acting [with her] is cleansing. When I looked into her eyes, I felt I was being purified.”

He also commented on his co-star Lee Min Jung: “The first impression I had of Lee Min Jung was that she was someone who would lift your spirits. We’ve crossed paths at an advertisement shoot and didn’t talk much, but this time around, it was really casual between us. That’s why we got friendly quickly, and it was more comfortable acting together. I wish she was a bit reserved because she’s very easygoing.”

Lee Min Jung joked in response, “[Gong Yoo] is unexpectedly funny. Because of Gong Yoo sunbaenim’s dandy, neat, and tidy public image, I thought, ‘Maybe he has OCD’… In reality, he’s actually pretty messy.”

The first episode of ‘Big’ airs June 4 at 9:55PM on KBS 2TV.

Source + Photo: Osen

BoA received offers from 15 agencies before her debut

Posted: 29 May 2012 03:25 AM PDT

On the May 29th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘, BoA revealed her popularity among agencies before her debut.

BoA shared, “When I was in the [final year] of elementary school, I attended a dance competition at a local department store with one of my older brothers who was an active b-boy at the time. Although I couldn’t participate because I was too young, I got to go on stage and dance for the supporting guest ceremony. Afterwards, I received business cards from 15 agencies.”

“I signed a contract with SM Entertainment in elementary school and started my trainee period. I commuted by bus and subway for 2 hours everyday by myself to go from my home in Nam Yang Ju, Gyeonggido to Kangnam, Seoul where the company office was.”

“Because the definition of a trainee was fairly unknown at the time, I was embarrassed to tell my friends about it and trained quietly.”

BoA also revealed the truth behind the $3 million investment from SM Entertainment that went into her debut.

Source + Image: TVReport via Naver

What does Rainbow’s Woori have in common with a puppy?

Posted: 29 May 2012 02:51 AM PDT

Rainbow‘s Woori shared an adorable selca with a puppy she apparently feels looks a bit like herself.

Woori posted to Twitter on May 29: “Looks like me, right? Hehehe. Our foreheads are half [our faces]. Kekeke.”

Despite what she seems to think, fans expressed that the Rainbow member still looked stunning. Woori managed to look amazing in a simple black shirt and little to no makeup.

Followers commented, “Forehead is half your face? You’re still pretty,” “The puppy and Go Woori, both are really cute,” and “Now that you say it, you do kind of look alike.”

Source + Photo: Woori’s Twitter

Lee Seung Gi comments on acting after ‘The King 2 Hearts’

Posted: 29 May 2012 02:17 AM PDT

Singer and actor Lee Seung Gi disclosed his feelings on acting after starring in the drama ‘The King 2 Hearts‘.

Lee Seung Gi posted on his fan cafe on May 26, “To be honest, I was in despair during February, very much feeling [my] limits in terms of acting. Working with these [incredible sunbaes], I acted with the thought that I must not be a negative [to the drama] in mind, and each day I gave my all,” sharing the burden he felt while filming for the series.

He went on, “I don’t know when all 20 episodes finished, it felt like a brief instant. [I don't think I'll get a role like Lee Jae Ha again], and I feel as if it’ll have a long-lasting effect on me. If I insisted on the actor’s path after getting a bit of praise and thinking ‘Ah, now my acting eyes have been opened,’ it’s likely that I’ll regress quickly.”

The multi-talented star ended with a few words of gratitude towards his fans: “To all the fans who love ‘The King 2 Hearts’, thank you and thank you. I love you.”

‘The King 2 Hearts’ wrapped up on May 24, and Lee Seung Gi is preparing for his first concert in Japan, which is coming up on June 1.

Source + Photo: Osen

Actor Lee Jong Suk discusses his close friendship with Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon

Posted: 29 May 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Rising actor Lee Jong Suk revealed his close friendship with Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon in a recent interview.

The actor chose Hyoyeon as the friend who he can communicate with and understand him best.

Lee Jong Suk stated, “Before I made my debut in a drama, I was training to be in an idol group, and I became close with Hyoyeon then. Because we are of the same age, she became a friend I could open my heart and express all my feelings to.”

His statement was further backed up by a picture that was shared on an online community board that you may remember seeing. The photo shows Lee Jong Suk beside Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and YoonA, showing his close bond with the stars.

After hearing of their friendship, netizens responded, “What a surprising connection” and “I hope their friendship continues to flourish.”

In related news, Lee Jong Suk will join KARA‘s Nicole and Hara, as the new MC for SBS‘ Inkigayo as IU will be leaving to prepare for her solo concert.

Source + Image: Star News via Nate

Kim Bum Soo and Kim Tae Woo battle it out with their OST releases

Posted: 29 May 2012 01:04 AM PDT

Talented male vocalists Kim Bum Soo and Kim Tae Woo are currently battling it out with their OST releases.

On the pilot episode of SBS‘s ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity‘, which aired on May 27, viewers were introduced to the theme song “High High” by Kim Tae Woo. Kim Bum Soo, on the other hand, lent his voice for the theme song, “Callus“, of the drama ‘The Chaser‘. With the voices of the power vocals behind them, the songs are currently going toe-to-toe at the top of the music charts.

As of the morning of May 29, Soribada‘s real-time chart listed Kim Bum Soo’s “Callus” at #3 and Kim Tae Woo’s “High High” at #4. “High High” is a fun song that matches the bright, cheery story of the drama, while at the same time, drawing out the charming qualities of Kim Tae Woo’s voice. “Callus” is a ballad song created by Yoon Il Sang and Yoon Sa Ra, who also wrote Kim Bum Soo’s other hit OST, “I Miss You“. The sweet strings and lyrical melody bring out the sad, plaintive tone of Kim Bum Soo’s voice.

Take a listen to the songs below.

Kim Bum Soo’s “Callus”

Kim Tae Woo’s “High High”

Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver

4minute’s Jihyun updates fans with a selca from practice room

Posted: 29 May 2012 12:29 AM PDT

4minute‘s Jihyun seems to have gotten a little bored during practice.

She tweeted on May 29 KST, “Took a selca during practice.. Although I am not amazingly pretty.. I just wanted to say hi to you all~~!! I guess I can’t do anything about my dark circles.”

Jihyun does look a bit tired in the photo, but fans responded that her clear skin and dark eye circles don’t detract from her cute charm.

Followers commented, “Your dark circles are cute,” “Her makeup-free face is pretty,” and “If you practice until late at night, your dark circles get worse,” showing their concern for the hardworking singer.

Source + Image: Jihyun‘s Twitter, OSEN

BoA reveals her first impression of Yang Hyun Suk

Posted: 28 May 2012 11:55 PM PDT

On the May 29th episode of KBS2 TV‘s ‘Win Win‘, BoA, who was on the judging panel of SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Star‘, revealed her first impressions of fellow judges J.Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk.

BoA revealed, “I saw J.Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk for the first time during the first recording of ‘K-Pop Star’. J.Y. Park told me to call him ‘oppa’, but Yang Hyun Suk told me to call him ‘President’, which made me feel a bit uncomfortable… But after President Yang Hyun Suk came late to a recording, I couldn’t help but ask him, ‘Can’t you come a little earlier?’, and I began to comfortably call him ‘oppa’ after that incident.”

She also commented on her nickname “sharp tongue”, which was given to her because of her critiques on the reality program: “My personality is usually very straightforward. Even when I work, I can’t [say things pleasantly]. After I became a judge, I tried to say things in a feminine way, but my [real] personality eventually came out.”

Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Naver

Gang Kiz release “Honey Honey” dance version MV

Posted: 28 May 2012 11:18 PM PDT

True to CCM style, the girls of Gang Kiz are back with yet another version of their music video for “Honey Honey“!

After unveiling the original version and the “lip sync” version earlier, the dance version has been unveiled on various Korean music portals today.

The new version features the girls getting ready for a night out at a party and soon find themselves in a club setting dancing to the music.

Check it out below!

Tip: Jae

Actor Kim Su Ro hints at upcoming ad with Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung

Posted: 28 May 2012 11:09 PM PDT

Actor Kim Su Ro hinted at an upcoming advertisement he’ll be featuring in alongside Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung.

On May 28, Kim Su Ro shared on Twitter, “Please look forward to part 2 of the people I met today. In the first round, I met athletes Koo Ja Cheol and Ji Dong Won, and today, I met a pretty and beautiful woman. Even though I will not comment on why we got to meet, it will slowly be revealed later. I will reveal the person after I finish filming the ad.”

He tweeted soon afterwards, “I finished filming for the ad. I will reveal the [person] I met today. Surprise! [Please give us lots of love],” and revealed a photo he took with Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung.

Kim Su Ro looks dashing in his grey suit and tie, while Sooyoung gives off a chic look with her black jacket and colorful scarf.

Followers commented, “I’m so jealous, Kim Su Ro,” “What kind of ad did they shoot,” and “Sooyoung’s beauty is breathtaking.”

Source + image: Kim Su Ro‘s Twitter, Nate