Monday, June 11, 2012

"After School releases comeback teaser photo for Lizzy" plus 19 more

"After School releases comeback teaser photo for Lizzy" plus 19 more

After School releases comeback teaser photo for Lizzy

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT

After revealing that the girls of After School are poised to make a dramatic comeback with Flashback, they’ve upped the ante with their first individual photo teaser of Lizzy.

In a complete 180-degree turnaround from her usual cheery, aegyo-filled self, Lizzy’s teaser picture confirms After School’s resolve to return to their sexy concept with black mesh clothing and a seductive, sultry pose.

After School’s 5th maxi single, “Flashback”, will be released on June 21st . Playgirlz and Playboyz, are you ready for their triumphant return?

Tip: pledislovers

Boyfriend releases teaser for “Love Style”

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Having kicked off their Korean comeback preparations last week with the release of a floral teaser image, Boyfriend is back with a video teaser!

Released through Starship Entertainment‘s official YouTube channel, member Minsoo can be seen dancing with a young girl to a funky retro styled beat. The rest of the members then appear on the screen with their “downtown hipster” look.

The track is produced by SWEETUNE and their mini album ‘Love Style‘ will be released on June 14th.

Tip: Karen

Ji Hyun Woo speaks out on his confession to Yoo In Na

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 08:42 AM PDT

Just last week, Ji Hyun Woo made a romantic confession towards Yoo In Na at a fanmeeting for tvN‘s ‘Queen Inhyun’s Man’. Fans and netizens alike have responded to the event with shock, concern, and criticism. On June 11th, Ji Hyun Woo has decided to address these mixed reactions via his Twitter account.

To the fans who have expressed concern, Ji Hyun Woo stated, “Aigoo~,really! [You guys] are worrying [about me] a lot~! I’m fine, eating and living well~I haven’t disappeared~ so don’t worry~! If I had a chance to do that situation over, I would act the same way!

To those who criticized his public confession, Ji Hyun Woo confidently added, “Ah~, and also, since the ancient of times, they say that those who concern themselves too much with other people’s business never turn out that well~ So please only moderately pay attention to me~ Everyone be happy!

Those who saw Ji Hyun Woo’s recent tweet responded with, “A brave act; [he's] so cool,” “Isn’t [his public confession a bit] lacking in consideration?,” “Anyhow, it’s obvious he wasn’t going to disappear [after all of this],” and “Leave Ji Hyun Woo alone guys.

Source: Ji Hyun Woo’s Twitter

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

2PM’s Junsu (Jun. K) releases “Love… Goodbye” for ‘I Love Italy’ OST

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 08:20 AM PDT

2PM‘s Junsu (Jun. K) is continuing his streak of solo success with a new solo OST release for the tvN drama, ‘I Love Italy‘.

The track is titled “Love… Goodbye” and is a traditional ballad where he shows off his superb vocals. Composed and written by mAd sOuL cHiLd‘s Park Geun Chul, the song boasts an impressive array of sounds and orchestrations to tell the tale of a man that is forced to send his love away.

Junsu expressed, “I’m glad to be able to greet my fans again with a new solo track. I heard that the drama has been doing well so I ask that my OST release also receive the same love.”

Check out the track below!

Tip: Paula

TEEN TOP releases a dance practice video for “To You”

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 08:11 AM PDT

Idol group TEEN TOP who recently released a standing version MV for their new song “To You” has also released a dance practice video!

Though out of breath from many repetitive rehearsals, the boys keep a positive attitude as they power through what seems to be their final practice dance of the night and nail every move.

At the end, an exhausted Neil repeats a part of the song that’s fitting for his tired state: “I can’t do it anymore, so don’t expect anything like that from me.

Check out the dance below, as well as ‘zebra’ L.Joe‘s leopard-print fashion.

Tip : wiselect7

Matoki introduces bunny Totomato with B.A.P member Zelo

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 07:45 AM PDT

B.A.P opened the Facebook page for their official mascot Matoki and each of the members are being partnered up with bunny characters that have their own zany personalities.

Now, member Zelo has been paired up with the bunny Totomato, who is the baby just like Zelo and has a baby bottle.

Check out Bang Yong Guk‘s bunny Shishimato here, Himchan‘s bunny Tatsmato here, Jongup‘s bunny Dadamato here, Youngjae‘s Jokomato here and Daehyun’s Kekemato here.

Watch the clip for Zelo’s Totomato and the Matoki bunnies’ ‘Earthventure‘ series below.

Source + Photo: Official Matoki Facebook
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Big Hit Entertainment releases ‘dark concept photos’ + tracklist for Jo Kwon’s solo album

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 07:36 AM PDT

2AM‘s agency Big Hit Entertainment previously revealed more details on member Jo Kwon‘s solo album, reporting that the singer will be dropping a prelude track on the 18th ahead of the album's full release on the 25th.

The company has now unveiled two ‘dark concept’ photos for the album as well as the official track list.

Looks like some big names have participated in creating Jo Kwon’s solo album, including world-famous Swedish DJ Avicii!

Stay tuned to allkpop for further updates!

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Tip : pinkporsche

Zombie Gary was alive a hundred years ago?

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 05:06 AM PDT

Gary look alike in a history textbook has become a hot topic.

June 10th’s broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘ featured a zombie race, where the running man members competed against zombies. During the race, the Gary look alike from the history textbook was once again shown.

The episode showed Gary as a ‘zombie since birth‘, and at the end, they showed the picture of the Gary look alike, taken 100 years ago from a textbook.

The picture became a hot issue as the producers of ‘Running Man’ used it to humor the viewers by inserting the caption, “The zombie also lived 100 years ago.”

After seeing Gary’s historical picture, netizens commented, “Gary’s history textbook is funny the second time around too“, “Living for 100 years is not a zombie, it’s a vampire“, and “It’s surprising that Gary appears in a history textbook too.


Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

SISTAR’s Dasom cast in upcoming sitcom ‘Shut Up Family’

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 04:15 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Dasom has been cast for KBS‘s new daily sitcom, ‘Shut Up Family‘!

On June 11th, PD Jo Jun Hee confirmed, “Dasom has been confirmed for a character in ‘Shut Up Family’. She’ll be playing the role of a high school student, and I feel that she was the right fit for the role. As she is one of the major cast members, I’m looking forward to the broadcasts.”

The PD continued, “The sitcom is expected to begin airing mid-August, so we’re not able to drop any further details on the show yet. We’re still casting the leading roles.”

‘Shut Up Family’ (temporary title) will be about two families, rich and poor, coming together as one family.


Source + Photos: Star News

BoA shares her favorite picture of herself

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 03:36 AM PDT

BoA recently shared a playful selca showcasing her clear skin and stunning beauty.

On June 10th, the singer posted the photo on her Twitter with the caption: "Even when I lie down on my bed, I can't seem to sleep. Alright, I'm going to bed… but before that, here's my favorite picture! Sleep well everyone~"

Fans remarked, "She is so pretty" and "This is my favorite picture of you too BoA!"


Source & image: BoA’s Twitter

Wonder Girls make their return to radio programs with “Jung Seon Hee’s A Night Like This”

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 03:11 AM PDT

Wonder Girls recently returned to the K-Pop scene with their brand new EP "Wonder Party,” busily promoting their title track “Like This.” Aside from their hectic television schedules, the girls will also be appearing on various radio programs to promote their album.

The girls' first stop is SBS' radio program "Jung Seon Hee’s A Night Like This," where they will discuss their American debut and the hardships of life outside their home turf. The girls will also be revealing their favorite songs of the moment.

"Fans can expect an intimate atmosphere as the girls discuss personal stories and more," said the PD of the radio show.

The girls' appearance on Jung Seon Hee’s A Night Like This will air on the 12th.


Source and image: Naver

Lee Hyori shares why she maintains a toned body

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 02:38 AM PDT

Lee Hyori shared why she has to maintain her toned body as a dance singer on June 10th’s broadcast of SBS‘ ‘You & I‘.

In the episode, Jung Jae Hyung asked Lee Hyori, “You wear revealing outfits often. Ones that reveal your stomach or outfits that are short must be uncomfortable but how do you maintain your fit body?

Lee Hyori explained, “It’s not something that I always think about but I do think my body is an important part as a dance singer. If my fat shakes when I’m dancing, it’s not good for the viewers and I think it’s unprofessional of me so I continuously work out.”

After hearing her answer, Jung Jae Hyung humorously added, “When I play the piano people can see my arms so I’m working out diligently too.”


Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Ga In has a protective instinct for J.Y. Park?

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 02:25 AM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsGa In refuted J.Y. Park‘s wild life image.

On June 10th’s airing of SBS‘ ‘You & I‘, Ga In guest starred with J.Y.Park and commented on his actual self.

Ga In shared, “Before I got to know J.Y. Park sunbae, I thought he had the image of living a wild life. But I learned that it was actually because he expressed it so well on stage.”

She continued, “He’s so innocent and when I still see him sometimes I honestly have a little bit of protective instinct for him,” which made J.Y. Park laugh.

J.Y. Park  also commented on his image before performing “You’re the One” by saying to the audience, “Do I really look like a delinquent? Celebrities don’t have anything once you look at them from up close. I especially go to bed early and wake up early, but why are the women so anxious?


Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

G.Na gains confidence as a female solo artist

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 02:19 AM PDT

G.Na gained a lot of confidence as a female solo artist.

On the 8th, G.Na took home the trophy for winning 1st place on the K-Chart on KBS‘ ‘Music Bank‘ with her new album’s title song, “2HOT“. The win was an overwhelming moment that hasn’t happened for about 15 months since last March.

On June 10th through Cube Entertainment, G.Na talked about her acceptance speech and her thoughts on her career. G.Na shared, “It didn’t feel real. Even when they announced the winner, I didn’t realize I won. As soon as the MC next to me told me, ‘G.Na you won,’ I just kept on saying ‘Oh my god!’ and couldn’t think straight.”

G.Na continued, ”I think I behaved like that more because it was an unexpected win. Thank you guys for the love even though it hasn’t been that long since my comeback.

G.Na’s win is even more meaningful because she bypassed the idol groups that have always been strong on music programs. The song “2HOT” that brought home the honor is a fun song produced by hit maker Kim Do Hoon, which accentuates G.Na’s vocals and feminine beauty. The ‘thigh dance‘ that stresses her toned thigh muscles have been a hot issue even before her comeback.

G.Na shared, “The fact that many people like my album is very helpful and I gained the confidence to do better in the future. Currently where idol groups are dominating, I’m gaining the confidence to do well as a solo female artist.”

She added, “To make all the fans who support me and listen to my music happy, I feel that I shouldn’t become cocky and try harder with a bigger passion for every performance.


Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Teen Top’s C.A.P. reveals the secret to his white hair

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 01:52 AM PDT

Teen Top‘s C.A.P. shared a picture through their me2day, which revealed the secret to his white hair.

On June 10th, C.A.P. posted, “Here’s the secret to my white hair! The unimaginable and super special secret was a toothbrush! Successful transformation whenever and wherever as long as I have a toothbrush! But I’m not rubbing on toothpaste,” adding an aegyo filled explanation at the end.

After seeing the post, fans responded with, “Thought it was hair dye but that was the secret, that’s funny“, “Instead of white hair, we should call it toothbrush hair“, and “A new discovery for the use of a toothbrush!! He has sense to explain that it’s not toothpaste.”

Meanwhile, Teen Top is currently promoting their third mini album’s title song, “To You” and has been receiving much love for their strong live vocals revealed in their mr removed videos.


Source+Picture: Teen Top‘s me2day

Still cuts of miss A Suzy’s airport fashion in ‘Big’

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 01:33 AM PDT

Viewers are anxious to see miss A Suzy‘s first appearance with ‘super-dol’ airport fashion, in the romantic comedy ‘Big‘.

The released still cuts show Suzy flaunting cutesy and unique charms in a yellow pleated skirt, a ribbon hairband, and a pair of huge sunglasses. Her pink suitcase completed the multi-colored airport fashion and expressed her golden presence.

Suzy is immersing herself in the role of super crazy Jang Mari, not only through her acting, but also through her fashion to play the fourth dimensioned ‘super-dol’.

Viewers will be able to meet Suzy as the stalkerish Jang Mari with a unique fashion sense in tonight’s broadcast of ‘Big’.


Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

The ‘Queen of K-Pop’ BoA, to make her long-awaited comeback

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 01:12 AM PDT

The ‘Queen of K-Pop’, BoA will be making her long-awaited comeback after 2 years, this summer!

On July 11th, it was announced that “BoA is currently in the process of preparing for a comeback this summer“.

There were rumors that BoA would be making her long-awaited comeback during the beginning of the summer. However, BoA delayed her comeback in order to make sure that the new album is as perfect as it can be. Despite the delay, she will nonetheless make a return to the K-Pop scene this summer.

It has already been 2 years since BoA released “Hurricane Venus” and many fans are now anticipating the face of SM Entertainment to sweep the music charts once again.


Source + Photo: Newsen via Nate
Tip: J0annaT

Fans spot KARA’s Hara making eye-contact with B2ST’s Junhyung

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 01:07 AM PDT

Fans spotted the ‘public couple’ KARA‘s Hara and B2ST‘s JunHyung making eye-contact on stage and they are loving it.

Recently, a fancam of the ending stage from last month’s MBC Korean Music Wave in Google was uploaded on an online community.

On this video, each singer and group came up on stage to greet the fans. What caught the eyes of many fans though, was Hara and JunHyung. As B2ST moved behind KARA in order to make space for the Wonder Girls, JunHyung, either coincidentally or intentionally, stood behind Hara. In addition, Hara turned her head backwards to make eye-contact with her official boyfriend.

After viewing the fancam, netizens commented, “I don’t think it’s coincidence that JunHyung stood behind Hara“, “I can feel the love“, and “I’m glad the two are still going out!


Source + Photo: Nate

A-JAX’s Hyung Gon praised for his thoughtful manners

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 12:57 AM PDT

The behind the scene footage of rookie gorup A-JAX during a filming of Show! Music Core was released recently, documenting the backstage antics from the boys as they prepared to film their segment of the show.

One particular cut shows leader Hyung Gon taking care of not only the A-JAX members, but tending to the back up dancers as well, earning him the praise from netizens and the like. The leader is seen fanning the visibly worn out back up dancers from multiples takes of their debut track “ONE 4 U.

"He's such a thoughtful leader," comments one fan, "Not only is he good looking, but he's kind as well!"

Meanwhile, A-JAX is busy promoting their debut song "ONE 4 U," which garnered much attention for its dramatic performance and experimental music color.


Source and image: Naver

Sneak peek of f(x)’s Electric Shock MV!

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 12:48 AM PDT

Fan’s are in high anticipation of f(x)’s music video for their comeback track, “Electric Shock“.

Well, you are all in for a treat as KBS World had aired a portion of the music video through their network TV station.

This minute and a half clip of their upcoming music video should help you pass the time, what do you guys think of it so far?