Friday, June 1, 2012

"ELF celebrate their 6th anniversary" plus 19 more

"ELF celebrate their 6th anniversary" plus 19 more


ELF celebrate their 6th anniversary

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT

Super Junior officially debuted on SBS‘s “Inkigayo” back in November 6, 2005. Seven months after debuting, they established their official fanclub ELF (Ever Lasting Friends) on June 2, 2006.

Although it’s still June 1st in the States, it’s officially June 2nd in Korea and fans took to Twitter to celebrate the 6th anniversary since the clubs establishment. The hash tag #6YearswithELF was the top trending term Worldwide on Twitter.

Happy Anniversary to ELF!

Hyoyeon earns high scores with a jive dance on ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon earned high scores for her exciting jive dance on ‘Dancing With The Stars 2 (DWTS 2)’.

On the June 1st broadcast of ‘DWTS 2′, Hyoyeon and her partner Kim Hyung Suk put on a fierce and rhythmical jive stage.

Hyoyeon who looked charming in a polka-dot ensemble flawlessly pulled off the jive despite the speed of the song, blowing away each member of the audience.

Fellow group member Seohyun was spotted in the audience as well, as she had made time out of her busy schedule to come support Hyoyeon and her partner.

Check out her exciting performance below!

Source & Image: XportsNews via Nate

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

Posted: 01 Jun 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, G-Dragon, Seungri, and Taeyang. Now the teaser for member Daesung has been revealed.

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

Stay tuned for the MV release!

INFINITE take a photo after their ‘Music Bank’ win

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 07:25 AM PDT

INFINITE took a photo in celebration of their win on June 1st’s ‘Music Bank.

Member Woohyun tweeted, “I wanted to mention all those of you who have given INFINITE so much attention and support. I’m speechless thinking about the moments I had with the members as well as the memories with Inspirit. Thank you so very much. I love all of you who’ve given love to INFINITE.”

The boys of INFINITE were so touched by their win that they were seen shedding tears after the announcement. They definitely still look overwhelmed with emotion in the photo taken backstage at the music program.

Woohyun later added, “Rather than running forward [to get INFINITE to the top], we’ll move forward for the sake of effort… [We'll] sing until our throats are sore!”

INFINITE won first with their song “The Chaser” against Baek Ji Young‘s “Good Boy“.

Source + Photo: Woohyun’s Twitter

TEEN TOP’s Chunji liked to peek at female students during his school days?

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:53 AM PDT

TEEN TOP‘s Chunji revealed a mischievous hobby he had during his school days.

On the June 3rd broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Our Sunday Night-Exploration of Genders‘, ten guests as well as the host of the show went to a high school in Seoul with the task of becoming a teacher.

The group had gathered with the MC in the auditorium to relay stories about their school days; more specifically what they had done during their break time.

Jung Jun Ha asked, “What did you do during your break time?“, and the recent high school graduate Chunji replied, “I peeked at the neighboring all-female school through a telescope. That was my hobby.

Stirring a reaction from the other members, Chunji explained, “Isn’t that what most people do? It wasn’t just me.” MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon defended Chunji stating, “Males usually have the [same desire] to at least once peep at female high school students.” The other guests still seemed shocked, however.

Chunji’s full confession can be seen on the June 3rd broadcast of ‘Exploration of Genders’.

Source: TV Daily via Nate

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon loves her 3 Peas-in-a-Pod plush toy

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Photos of Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon with a plush toy of what appears to be 3 Peas-in-a-Pod from the Disney film series ‘Toy Story‘ have been getting noticed again lately.

On an online community forum, a fan of Taeyeon posted photos of the TaeTiSeo member with her beloved peas.

The singer is reported to have taken photos with the plush toy in various places, such as the airport, her car, and even on her bed.

Fans commented, “It’s so lovely because Taeyeon is holding it. I think I would be surprised if I slept next to it,” “Its smile kind of resembles Taeyeon’s,” and “I thought it was a very strange doll when I saw it before, but now it seems to be everywhere.

Source & Photo: Newsen via Nate
Tip: parkoonghyuk

U-KISS’ Dongho played video games all night to look more manly?

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 05:48 AM PDT

U-KISS‘ Dongho revealed he tried playing video games all night to look more manly.

On the June 2nd broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Story Show Do Dream‘, movie director Kwak Kyung Taek and U-KISS’s Dongho appeared in a new segment called ‘Soul Food‘.

Dongho revealed his wish to become more like a man, and Director Kwak Kyung Taek gave him a piece of advice to achieve his goal.

Recalling his time ob the cast of KBS’ ‘Invincible Baseball‘, Dongho confessed, “I received so much stress that I couldn’t even sleep when there was talk that I was cute [even during] a charismatic performance.”

Dongho continued, “The next day I went to the filming site in a tired state, and I heard that I was like a man… As I wanted to hear that I was manly more often, for three days I played video games throughout the night. However, people who noticed my new image responded, ‘It seems like a lie,’ and ‘Stop it’.

Hear more of Dongho’s story on the June 2nd broadcast of ‘Story Show Do Dream’.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Singer Baek Ji Young reveals she is not a jealous girlfriend

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 05:16 AM PDT

Singer Baek Ji Young revealed her deep trust in current boyfriend, Jung Suk Won.

The singer stated, “I don’t get jealous, no matter which actress he acts with,” during a recent shoot for the May 31st episode of tvN‘s ‘TAXI‘.

I did say a few things back when he was filming ‘Ojakyo Brothers‘ with UEE because I felt like there were some ulterior motives,” she admitted. “But when I go to pre-screenings and see him on screen with other actresses, I just see him as actor Jung Suk Won, not as my boyfriend. I’m not even jealous of the girl groups he likes.”

Baek Ji Young also publicly apologized to everyone who was hurt by her personality, which can often come off as cold.

MC Gong Hyung Jin then shared a story about a time he sang a song with Baek Ji Young during a get-together. “I was a long-time fan of hers so I was nervous, but I chose a song I was confident singing. No one had ever told me that I couldn’t sing, but Baek Ji Young rebuked me.”

The singer admitted that people are at times hurt because of her seemingly cold personality, and she expressed her apologetic heart and cleared up a few misunderstandings.

Baek Ji Young’s ‘Voice Korea‘ mentee Yoo Sung Eun also made a special appearance.

The episode aired May 31st.

Source & Image : OSEN

INFINITE wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from June 1st!

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 04:45 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show 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, TEEN TOP made their long-awaited comeback with “To You“.

M.I.B and MYNAME also took the stage to perform “Only Hard For Me” and “Hello & Goodbye“, respectively.

As for the winners, Baek Ji Young faced off against INFINITE for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was INFINITE who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "The Chaser".

Congratulations to INFINITE!

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Others who performed tonight included TaeTiSeo, J.Y.Park, INFINITE, Baek Ji Young, G.NA, Heo Young Sang, TOUCH, She’z, 7.9.4.2, VIXX, Kim Jo Han, Dalmatian, Gang Kiz, B.A.P, Mighty Mouth, Hello Venus, JJ Project, B1A4, and A Pink!

Check out the performances below:

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TEEN TOP returns to the stage with “To You” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 04:05 AM PDT

After a series of teasersTEEN TOP is back with their newest hot release titled "To You".

"To You" is the title song of the group's third mini-album 'Artist'. The track has been climbing to the top of music charts ever since its release on May 30 KST.

The lyrics of "To You" are written from the perspective of a man who cannot forget a woman he once loved.

Check out their comeback stage performance below, along with a special performance of “Baby U“, and be sure to view the rest of today’s clips here!

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MYNAME makes a comeback with “Hello & Goodbye” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 03:40 AM PDT

Rookie boy group MYNAME have made their return to the music scene.

The boys debuted with "Message" eight months ago, but are now ready to kick things up a notch with their comeback. After releasing video teasers of their newest track, "Hello & Goodbye", the boys are confident to take the stage once more to put on an amazing performance for fans.

Check it out below, and be sure to view the rest of today’s clips here!

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TEEN TOP thanks Shinhwa for their support

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 03:14 AM PDT

Legendary idol group Shinhwa previously showed their support for hoobae group, TEEN TOP.

TEEN TOP has now responded with a message of thanks to Shinhwa for their encouragement. The latter group took the time to send the message despite their busy schedule with a concert in Japan.

TEEN TOP is under T.O.P. Media, a company that was founded by Shinhwa member Andy.

Check out TEEN TOP’s video message to Shinhwa below.

Tip: mbraandt

U-KISS reveals Dongho’s teaser photo for ‘The Special to KissMe’

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 02:40 AM PDT

U-KISS has released Dongho's teaser photo for the upcoming release of their special mini-album, 'The Special to KissMe'.

As the title of the album indicates, this is an album specially prepared as a gift for their fans, KissMe.

The track "Te Amo" was released on June 1 at midnight KST, and their mini-album is slated for release on June 5 KST. "Te Amo", which means "I love you" in Spanish, was composed by Nassun and Zenda Faketeri, and produced by Beatamin. Notably, member AJ is reported to have composed and written the album's title track, "Believe".

Check out the previously released teaser photos of members Hoon and AJ here, the album track list and Soohyun's teaser here, and Eli‘s teaser here.

Source: U-KISS official Twitter

Which female star will endorse Caribbean Bay with 2PM?

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 02:10 AM PDT

Popular water park Caribbean Bay posted a new teaser photo for their endorsement with 2PM.

2PM previously acted as the spokesmodels for Carribbean Bay alongside Girls’ Generation, and member Nichkhun promoted with Victoria of f(x) as well. The water park is now asking you to figure out who will be the next lucky female star to work with the group.

Everland, the parent company of Caribbean Bay, posted to their official Twitter on June 1, “Who is the girl in the photo to make Caribbean Bay shine with 2PM in 2012? Ten of those who follow + retweet + guess the correct answer will be gifted 2 tickets each to Caribbean Bay! (6/8 announcement).”

Any guesses?

Source + Photo: Everland’s Twitter
Tip: Paula

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk gets classy with Lee Choco

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 01:40 AM PDT

On May 31, Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk tweeted, “Fancy outing,” along with the photo above.

The adorable dog the Super Junior member is posing with is Lee Choco, his pet pomeranian. His tie, studded shoes, and posh expression definitely give Eunhyuk a classy, glamorous look.

Followers commented, “It’s a top star pose,” and “Looks like he’s from a different class.

Eunhyuk also shared a solo shot of Choco sitting inside a brown tote bag.

Source & Photo: Eunhyuk’s official Twitter

Ha Ji Won to promote ‘As One’ in Los Angeles

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 01:10 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won is flying to Los Angeles to promote her latest film ‘As One‘ (Korean title: ‘Korea‘).

‘As One’ opens with English subtitles in select theaters in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Illinois, and Canada on Friday, June 1.

The opening in Los Angeles is scheduled for Friday, June 8, but a special screening and press conference is being held on Tuesday, June 5. Ha Ji Won will make an appearance at the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles for the event.

Currently, a promo event is being held on the Asian Movies n More Facebook page for a pair of VIP tickets for the special screening. More details on the event can be found here.

Stay tuned to allkpop for a movie review of ‘As One’!

Source: CJ Entertainment

A Pink’s Na-Eun updates fans with a doll-like selca

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 12:45 AM PDT

A Pink‘s Na-Eun has created a stir online with her recent selca. She showed what it meant to be truly “doll-like”, wearing a girl scout look and striking an endearingly cute smile.

Before her debut, Na-Eun garnered interest for having ties to After School‘s Lizzy. The two are reported to have attended the same school.

Na-Eun is starring in SBS‘ ‘The Great Sheer‘, showing her potential as an actress as well.

In related news, A Pink is currently promoting their album, ‘Une Annee‘.

Source + Image: Donga via Naver

SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment reveal sales revenues

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 12:20 AM PDT

The big three entertainment companies in South Korea, SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment released their gross sales revenues for the first quarter of 2012.

According to their 2012 First Quarter Report, total sales for SM Entertainment increased 198.71% from the 2011 report for the same period with a sales revenue of 38.4 billion Won ($32.6 million USD). YG Entertainment recorded a sales revenue of 17.8 billion Won ($15.1 million USD), and JYP Entertainment recorded a sales revenue of 1.1 billion Won ($934,000).

JYP Entertainment’s revenues are less compared to SM and YG due to the fact that many of their popular artists are signed to the agency’s subsidiaries.

The employee salaries of the Big 3 have been revealed as well, attracting much attention due to the fact that the figures are smaller than expected when considering the high revenue that the companies bring in.

General staff employees of SM Entertainment have an annual salary of about 22.39 million to 29.99 million Won (about $19,000 to $25,400). YG Entertainment staff members earn 24.16 million to 26.12 million Won (about $20,500 to $22,200), while JYP staff members earn 10.75 million to 22.61 million won (about $9,100 to $19,200).

Source: Seoul via Nate, ilyoseoul

U-KISS reveals Eli’s teaser photo for ‘The Special to KissMe’

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:55 PM PDT

U-KISS has released Eli‘s teaser photo for the upcoming release of their special mini-album, 'The Special to KissMe'.

As the title of the album indicates, this is an album specially prepared as a gift for their fans, KissMe.

The track "Te Amo" was released on June 1 at midnight KST, and their mini-album is slated for release on June 5 KST. "Te Amo", which means "I love you" in Spanish, was composed by Nassun and Zenda Faketeri, and produced by Beatamin. Notably, member AJ is reported to have composed and written the album’s title track, "Believe".

Check out the previously released teaser photos of members Hoon and AJ here, and Soohyun's here.

Source: U-KISS official Twitter

SISTAR’s Soyu shares thoughts on her group’s revealing stage attire

Posted: 31 May 2012 11:36 PM PDT

SISTAR‘s Soyu revealed her thoughts on her group’s revealing stage outfits on the May 31st broadcast of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘.

Soyu, who featured as a guest alongside fellow member Hyorin, revealed she was saddened by negative comments concerning her group’s sexy stage attire and choreography.

She shared, “Even though other girl groups wear hot pants, people say it’s too revealing if we wear it,” adding, “I will think of it as a positive thing, [it may be] because we have healthy bodies.”

Soyu also revealed, “I hate wearing short and revealing costumes. Because it’s not only uncomfortable when we’re dancing, but when we perform, there are people who take pictures from below, and even people who touch us inappropriately with their hands.”

SISTAR also opened up about their sexy “tail dance” for “So Cool” on the same episode.

Source + Image: TVDaily via Nate