Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Tritops releases “Love Addiction” MV" plus 19 more

"Tritops releases “Love Addiction” MV" plus 19 more


Tritops releases “Love Addiction” MV

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:49 AM PDT

Tritops has released the music video for their new single “Love Addiction“!

“Love Addiction” is the title track of the group’s first mini-album ‘Sweet holic‘, released today May 25 KST. The album includes a total of 6 tracks in all with 1 introduction track and an instrumental version of “Love Addiction”.

Check out the track list for ‘Sweet holic’, and the new music video below.

‘Sweet holic’ track list:

1. Intro (0:45)
2. It’d Be Nice (4:12)
3. To My Girlfriend (Feat. Csp of Crispi Crunch) (3:30)
4. Love Addiction (3:25)
5. The Sky, Wind, and Stars (4:15)
6. Love Addiction (Instrumental) (3:30)

Tip: Jae

SHINee celebrates their 4th anniversary

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT

Back on May 25th, 2008, SHINee made their official debut on SBS‘s “Inkigayo” with their track “Replay“. To help celebrate their 4th anniversary, SHINee left a video message to their fans.

In the video, Jonghyun states that it’s already been 4 years and how time flies by fast. Taemin mentions how he was only 16 years old when they first debuted and he’s now already 20. They stated that they will continue to work hard and will greet their fans once again next year on May 25, 2013 for their 5th anniversary.

From humble beginnings to top Kpop stars, they’ve come a long way. For Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin along with Shawols, Happy 4th Anniversary.

INFINITE releases dance version of “The Chaser” MV

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:16 AM PDT

A little over a week ago INFINITE released their music video for “The Chaser, now Woollim‘s official YouTube channel has released a dance version music video.

The music video showcases the flawless, synchronized choreography that has become the trademark style of the group, and since it’s a dance version, you won’t see L making hilarious facial expressions while flipping round and round.

Check out the video below!

Tip: dee1987

Wonder Girls reveal “Wonder Party” teaser photo featuring Yubin, Sunye & Lim

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:06 AM PDT

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

On May 23rd they released official teaser photo of members Yenny and Sohee and now the teaser photo featuring Yubin, Sunye, and Lim has been revealed!

The photo was accompanied with the text “The Wonder Girls invites you to the ‘Wonder Party’.”

Are you ready for the “Wonder Party”?

Source & Image: Wonder Girls Official Twitter

2AM’s Seulong picks his top 5 films about the world of men

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT

2AM became popular with hit tracks like “This Song” and ”I Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die“, but the group had to overcome many obstacles while actively promoting their music, appearing on variety shows, and pursuing acting. Now in his 20s, member Seulong shared his thoughts on his life and career as an idol star and vocalist in a recent interview. Seulong also picked his favorite films about the world of men and the struggles they go through.

2AM Seulong’s top 5 movies are as follows:

1. ‘The Godfather’ (1977)

“No words can describe this film. I was captivated by the actors Marlon Brando and Al  Pacino while watching the film. Although their acting was superb, I was more touched by the sad story line of the struggles of the men in that generation. I can’t imagine the thinking process that had to go into acting for this film.”

 

 

 

2. ‘Cinderella Man‘ (2005)

“This is the story of a man who had to carry heavy burdens. The film takes place during The Great Depression when the main character needed to make money to feed his family, but all he knew how to do was box. Although he gets hit countless times, he was determined to stay  alive in the ring, and this story really touched me.”

 

 

 

3. ‘Grown Ups‘ (2010)

“I love comedy films that Adam Sandler features in. Although this movie seems like it was just made to make people laugh, there is a great moral to the story. It’s about men who grow older in age but have not matured in heart, and also brings up the value of one’s family.”

 

 

 

 

4. ‘J. Edgar‘ (2011)

“Because this movie was not released in South Korea, I watched it not too long ago on DVD. I love that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in this film. I like the way he is now a mature, middle-aged man rather than when he was known for being a younger, pretty boy. The movie has a lot of points in its story to look back on.”

 

 

 

 

5. ‘A Bittersweet Life‘ (2005)

“This features my favorite director and acting subaenims all in one film. I think the synergy of Director Kim Ji Yoon and Actor Lee Byung Hun is the best. I also like their film, ‘I Saw  the  Devil’. Every time I watch this film, I learn a lot from it.”

 

 

 

Seulong commented, “Before our recent album came out, I was able to have an important period of time to think and organize my thoughts. I was able to express the feelings I wanted for this album. Even though I don’t reveal much on the outside, I get very concerned about things on the inside. I try to be patient and pretend like everything is okay for the sake of others. Honestly, it’s harder as you get older to freely throw tantrums and cry when you’re sad in front of people. As I get older, there are many things I should let go of and hold in. ‘I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me‘ is a song based on this type of feeling.”

“I will keep on pursuing music. I also want to act. In whatever I do, I just want to have peace of mind. Because if I have peace of mind, I will not be shaken whether I succeed or fail.”

Seulong has already started his acting career in dramas and movies, and was recently selected as the honorary ambassador for the 13th annual Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF). 2AM also made a successful comeback with their mini-album, 'F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love', and will release a documentary film alongside 2PM entitled, ‘Beyond the Oneday‘ in Japan.

Source + Image: Naver

TAHITI’s maknae Sunyoung captures the hearts of uncle fans

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:05 AM PDT

Upcoming rookie girl group TAHITI‘s maknae Sunyoung is capturing the hearts of uncle fans everywhere with her adorable look!

The members of TAHITI are currently starring in their SBS-MTV reality show, ‘Ta-Dah, It’s TAHITI‘, and have been earning headlines for their exceptionally beautiful visuals. Out of the girls, maknae Sunyoung, who was born in 1994, has been named the favorite of uncle fans thanks to her cute look and eye smile.

DS Entertainment expressed, “Sunyoung’s mother used to be a theater actress, and it seems those talents passed down as Sunyoung’s an all-around entertainer with a thousand different faces. TAHITI will be looking to participate in singing, dancing, acting, and a variety of areas soon.”

Netizens commented, “Sunyoung is shaking up the hearts of uncle fans,” “Capturing hearts with her eye smiles, it seems,” “Innocent and cute at the same time,” “Dazzling looks, so pretty,” and “Seems like she has infinite aegyo, how could she be so cute?”

TAHITI will be releasing their debut album next month.

Source + Photos: World Journal via Naver

What did producers think of Yuri’s ‘Fashion King’ debut?

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:46 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri concluded her debut as an actress on SBS‘s ‘Fashion King‘ to great reviews.

Playing the role of a world famous designer who overcame discrimination while working overseas, Yuri had to take on scenes that would’ve been hard for any novice, especially kiss scenes considering she’s also an idol.

Viewers and netizens praised her improvement by leaving comments like, “She’s an idol turned actress who actually knows what she’s doing.”

But what did the actual producers think? One official stated, “Despite it being her first time acting, Yuri finished off the scripts well. She exceeded our expectations, and the producers were very satisfied with her work.” Another stated, “Yuri did well for her first time. There’s a lot of fire in her.”

Lee Jae Hoon, who played her lover, expressed, “Yuri has a strong desire for acting. I feel happy for her to see such determination.”

SM Entertainment officials also stated, “‘Fashion King’ is Yuri’s first drama, and she worked so hard to the point where the script never left her hands. She’s been taking acting lessons for a while now, and we believed she’s done well because she works so hard.”

Yuri commented, “I felt awkward watching myself on screen so I’m thankful that people thought well of me. There’s nothing more to do than to work hard to fill what I lack.”

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

SISTAR models for Bruno Magli in ‘InStyle’

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:25 AM PDT

SISTAR participated in a new pictorial for fashion brand Bruno Magli‘s 2012 summer sandals campaign.

In ‘InStyle‘ magazine, the girls collaborated with Bruno Magli to model a wide variety of sandals perfect for the summer. From heels to straps, the SISTAR members kept their outfits sleek yet simple to draw full focus to the heels.

Dasom and Soyu modeled both feminine and sexy office looks in paired shots, while the group photo brought all of the elements together with sexy, red lipstick combined with smooth pastel colors.

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Source + Photos: Herald M via Naver

Park Myung Soo faces an awkward situation with Taiwanese F.CUZ fans

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:01 AM PDT

Comedian Park Myung Soo's genuine, sarcastic antics are generally well received by the audience from his home turf. Those familiar with the comedian's style take his words with a grain of salt. However, he faced a tough crowd after what seems to have been a joke lost in translation.

The incident occurred on an episode of Park's own TV program, ‘Park Myung Soo's Moving TV’, that featured idol group F.CUZ as guests. The episode progressed as usual until the "live chat" portion of the show when the comedian and F.CUZ chatted in real-time with Taiwanese fans.

The fans were, as expected, delighted to see the F.CUZ members live on camera. After a few questions were exchanged, Park suddenly asked the audience: "Aside from F.CUZ, what other K-pop groups are currently popular in Taiwan?" to which the fans enthusiastically shouted, "F.CUZ!"

The atmosphere of the interview then turned awkward when the host jokingly commented, "It makes me a bit disappointed (to hear that)." After Park made the comment, the fans immediately grew quiet, displaying confused and aggravated faces.

A rather stunned Park then quickly attempted to alleviate the awkward atmosphere, saying, "Please laugh everyone!"

Source + Image: Star News via Naver

B1A4′s “Baby Good Night” surprises fans with twist

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:40 AM PDT

B1A4 released the special edition of their first album ‘IGNITION‘ at midnight on May 23, and there are now reports that the title track “Baby Good Night” (Korean title: “Sleep Well”) has surprised a lot of fans with its twist.

Singer Sung Si Kyung leaves his listeners with the message “sleep well” on his radio show ‘A Blue Night and Sung Si Kyung‘, and it seems fans were expecting the same sort of romantic sentiment from B1A4. However, many fans were left surprised upon realizing that the song is about an unfaithful boyfriend who goes out to meet other girls after his girlfriend goes to sleep.

The B1A4 boys originally showed a sweet, caring side to themselves in the video teasers for their repackaged ‘IGNITION’ album, which featured each member in a fictional video call with their “girlfriend”, as well. The members played the part of a loving boyfriend stating things like, “It’s late, and you’re still not asleepWhere should we meet tomorrow? Okay, I’ll be in front of your house.

Fans quickly realized that the sweet, romantic boyfriend image was a hoax upon its release. They commented, “B1A4 outwitted us,” and “If it’s a song this teasingly sweet, I might be able to forgive them even if they cheated.

On another note, B1A4 will be making their comeback with “Baby Good Night” on May 25th’s ‘Music Bank‘, and the album will be available offline on May 29.

Source & Image: Chosun via Naver

T-ara works with “Single Ladies” choreographer Jonte Moaning + CCM to take legal action against leak

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:10 AM PDT

Choreographer Jonte Moaning, best known for his work with Beyonce‘s “Single Ladies“, has been revealed to be working with T-ara for their comeback album!

Moaning worked with miss A for their “Touch” choreography, and this time he’s teamed up with T-ara for their “Day by Day” comeback next month.

Representatives of Core Contents Media stated, “T-ara’s dance team visited New York for six days, and were taught the ‘Day by Day’ choreography by Moaning himself.”

To raise anticipation for the comeback, a video featuring Moaning will be released giving fans a glimpse of the choreography and T-ara’s new song on May 24.

However, prior to its official release, a leaked version of the video has been circulating online. A Core Contents Media representative stated, “T-ara’s new song, which was originally scheduled for release in July, and Gang Kiz’s follow-up song and choreography were leaked on YouTube.”

They continued, “The choreography is special in that our dance team went to New York for six days to learn it under ‘Single Ladies‘ choreographer Jonte Moaning. Only our representatives from Japan and the U.S. were present to record the choreography so we’re trying to figure out how the leak happened. We’ll be taking this internationally.”

Core Contents Media is currently investigating the case, and will be filing lawsuits against those involved in the leak.

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver, Sports Chosun via Naver

Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In plays with colors in the June edition of ‘CeCi’

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:50 AM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsGa In transformed into a sassy bad girl for her latest pictorial with ‘CeCi‘ magazine.

Although the star is short in stature, there’s no denying the amount of charisma she exudes in the photo shoot. As everyone is preparing their closets for the hotter weather, Ga In showed off her own take on summer fashion styles with unique and colorful ideas that incorporate vivid stripes and neon patterns. The pieces she’s wearing are from Le Shop‘s summer item line.

More cuts can be seen in the magazine’s June edition.

Source + Photos: BNT News via Naver

T-ara releases “Round and Round” MV ver. 2

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:26 AM PDT

T-ara has released the second version of the music video for their remake of old-school singer Nami's "Round and Round".

“Round and Round” was originally released in August of 2011 as an intended follow-up to "Roly Poly", but "Cry Cry" was chosen in favor of the 80s remake. "Round and Round" is now being included in a project album called 'Sonata 2012: 33 Songs Selected by T-ara – High School Days'.

The album will feature 33 tracks selected by T-ara, including songs by Davichi, Jo Sung MoSG WannabeNam GyuriYangpa, and the members of T-ara themselves. It's planned for release on May 23 KST.

Check out version 2 of the music video below, and the first one here.

Tip: Jae

TaeTiSeo wins #1 + performances from May 24th’s ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:02 AM PDT

Mnet's ‘M! Countdown‘ is back with another spectacular episode full of exciting performances!

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“!

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle with TaeTiSeo, INFINITE, and SISTAR, but in the end, it was TaeTiSeo who clinched the win tonight with "Twinkle“!

Congratulations to TaeTiSeo on their 'M! Countdown' trophy and triple crown!

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Performers tonight included Baek Ji Young, J.Y.Park, Kim Jo Han, Mighty Mouth, Ulala Session, SISTAR, INFINITE, Kim So Jung, A Pink, B.A.P, EXO, 7.9.4.2, TaeTiSeo, Hello Venus, and VIXX!

Check out the performances below:

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Big Bang releases Daesung’s teaser image for ‘Still Alive’

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:55 AM PDT

Big Bang has just revealed the teaser image of Daesung for the group's upcoming new album 'Still Alive — Special Edition'!

Like the teasers for G-DragonSeungri, and Taeyang, the image is simply a picture of Daesung’s outfit. The 'Still Alive' album and an accompanying music video is scheduled to be released on June 3.

Discuss Daesung's teaser image, and stay tuned to allkpop for updates!

Source: Big Bang's Facebook

TEEN TOP releases 2nd MV teaser for “To You”

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:32 AM PDT

TEEN TOP has just released the second music video teaser for "To You" from their upcoming mini-album 'Artist'!

The previous teaser had the concept “Jealousy version (Love is Fight)” and featured members L.Joe and Chunji, while this new teaser featuring Ricky and Changjo has the description, “Purity version (Love is Pure)”. The mysterious girl from the “jealousy” teaser makes an appearance as well.

Watch out for the release of ‘Artist’ on May 30 KST, and check out the new teaser for “To You” below.

Source: TEEN TOP’s official YouTube

G.NA is “2HOT” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:06 AM PDT

G.NA released her new mini-album 'Bloom', and has now wrapped up her comeback performance of the title track, ‘2HOT‘!

The talented singer is back once again, and this time she’s heating things up with the release of her music video for “2HOT”. Fans have been anticipating G.NA’s newest mini-album for a while, and it seems the long wait was worth it!

Check out her comeback performance of “2HOT” as well as a special performance of “Summer Star“ on today’s episode of ‘M! Countdown‘ below, and be sure to check the rest of today’s clips here!

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

Posted: 24 May 2012 02:46 AM PDT

Rookie group JJ Project have 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 ‘M! Countdown‘ here!

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J.Y. Park got stuck in a revolving door?

Posted: 24 May 2012 02:30 AM PDT

J.Y. Park suffered a bit of embarrassment during comedian Jung Jun Ha‘s wedding.

Many celebrities, including J.Y. Park, Kim Hyun Joong, Kang Ho Dong, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Jae Dong, the ‘Infinite Challenge‘ members, and more attended Jung Jun Ha’s wedding ceremony at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul on May 20.

On the May 23rd broadcast of SBS‘s ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, cameras captured stars entering and exiting the location on the day of the ceremony. One of the many celebrities caught on camera was none other than JYP Entertainment CEO, J.Y. Park.

However, the singer-producer was unfortunately captured while he was stuck in a revolving door as he attempted to exit the building. Fans and reporters were there to take the opportunity to snap photos of his embarrassing situation.

Unperturbed, J.Y. Park casually walked to his van and left after finally getting rescued, drawing laughter from onlookers.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Daum

Details on Juniel’s debut mini-album ‘My First June’ revealed

Posted: 24 May 2012 02:10 AM PDT

Details on the debut mini-album of FNC Entertainment‘s first female solo singer Juniel have been revealed.

Juniel’s album ‘My First June‘ will release on June 7 KST. The singer previously released the music video for “Stupid, which features CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa, on May 22 KST. Yonghwa is reported to have also co-composed and produced the track himself.

Juniel has co-composed 3 out of the 5 tracks on ‘My First June’. She’s received attention as a singer-songwriter ever since she won first on the Japanese version of ‘American Idol‘, ‘Niji Iro Supernova’, in 2010, and has already released a mini-album called ‘Ready Go‘ and a single album ‘Forever‘ in Japan as well.

Watch out for the release of ‘My First June’ on June 7, which is also when the singer will have her first showcase, and check out the track list for the mini-album below.

01. Illa Illa
02. Ready Go!
03. Everlasting Sunset
04. Mask
05. Stupid (With CNBLUE’s Yonghwa)

Source + Photo: Chosun
Tip: MYjuniel