Friday, June 22, 2012

"Former F.CUZ member LeeU signs a contract with Brand New Stardom" plus 19 more

"Former F.CUZ member LeeU signs a contract with Brand New Stardom" plus 19 more


Former F.CUZ member LeeU signs a contract with Brand New Stardom

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 08:21 AM PDT

It’s been revealed that former F.CUZ member Lee Seung Hyun (LeeU) has signed a contract with Block B‘s agency, Brand New Stardom.

On June 22nd, representatives of the agency revealed, “A couple of days ago, Lee Seung Hyun signed a contract with our agency. We haven’t decided whether he will be debuting as a solo or in a group. He’s currently rehearsing and working very hard.”

They continued, “Since it hasn’t been that long since he signed on, we’ll be deciding his future activities at a later date. He’s someone with a lot of musical talent so we’re confident that he’ll be able to stand before the public with a great image.”

Lee Seung Hyun first debuted in F.CUZ in 2010 under the stage name LeeU and earned much attention for being the son of legendary trot singer Sul Woon Do.  He departed from the group to pursue solo activities with a role in the musical ‘Elizabeth‘.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

Girls’ Generation performs “Paparazzi” on Music Station

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:49 AM PDT

As reported earlier, Girls’ Generation appeared on the June 22nd edition of popular Japanese music program, 'MUSIC STATION' and performed “Paparazzi“.

Other guests on this episode include Linkin Park, KAT-TUN, AKB48‘s Maeda Atsuko, and Kuwata Keisuke

Check out their performance below!

VIXX’s Ravi receives praise from Park Hyo Shin

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:29 AM PDT

VIXX‘s Ravi showed his admiration for Big Bang‘s Taeyang after receiving praise from legendary singer Park Hyo Shin.

On the June 19th broadcast of MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion‘, host Kim Shin Young introduced VIXX’s rapper Ravi saying, “He’s received high praise from Park Hyo Shin.”

She went on to explain, “After Park Hyo Shin saw Ravi’s performance, he said, ‘If he practices hard and trains well, he can be better than Big Bang’s Taeyang.’”

Shindong chimed in, “Why don’t you send a video message to Taeyang?” Ravi turned to the camera and said, “Sunbae, I love you.  I respect you,” which brought smiles to those gathered.

VIXX is the first idol group to come out of Jellyfish Entertainment, home to ballad singers like Sung Si Kyung and Park Hyo Shin. The group is currently receiving a lot of attention for their debut track “Super Hero“.

Source: TV Daily via Nate News

Gong Hyo Jin feels uncomfortable on stage, Lee Hyori feels uncomfortable acting

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:08 AM PDT

Singer Lee Hyori confessed to actress Gong Hyo Jin that she isn’t very comfortable with acting.

On the June 21st broadcast of OnStyle‘s ‘Golden 12‘, Gong Hyo Jin appeared at the ‘BODA Concert‘ to recite a poem she wrote about loving life. After the actress recited her heartfelt poem in a calm voice, Lee Hyori came up on stage.

Gong Hyo Jin mentioned to Lee Hyori, “Being on stage is so uncomfortable for me. I think I’m going to go crazy right now.”  Hyori responded, “Actors always seem to feel uncomfortable on stage. I feel uncomfortable acting,” which brought laughter from the audience.

The last episode of ‘Golden 12′ covered the preparations for the concert as well as the ‘BODA Concert’ itself.

Source: Star News via Naver

Dalmatian makes a surprise visit to an all-female high school

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:45 AM PDT

The boys of Dalmatian recently made a surprise appearance at an all-female high school in Suncheon on June 20th.

The reason for their unexpected appearance was for one particular first year student at the high school, who left a post on Dalmatian’s official fan cafe expressing her desire to meet the boys in person. Dalmatian happened to come across the post and decided to grant her wish with a surprise event.

Once at the high school, the boys remarked, “We heard there was a fan who wanted to meet us, so we have come just for her. We’re very happy to be able to meet her like this. Please continue to support us.”

Dalmatian interacted with the students in the classroom for about an hour, taking photos, shaking hands, and more. In addition, the members personally handed out snacks and signed CDs they prepared as gifts.

A representative of their agency stated, “We are planning to continuously hold these sorts of surprise events, so we hope fans throughout the country look forward to it.

In related news, Dalmatian is currently actively promoting their latest title song “E.R” from their 2nd mini-album ‘State of Emergency‘.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Electroboyz releases extra member clips of “Imma Take You Home” MV

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Extra member clips of Electroboyz‘ “Imma Take You Home” music video have been released.

While the original music video features the members being gentlemen as they take their dates home, these new clips show a different “bad boy” side to the three members.

Electroboyz released “Imma Take You Home” on June 18th in celebration of their 2nd anniversary.

Watch the full MV here, and the member clips below.

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Chakun

Source: Brave Entertainment YouTube

Girls’ Generation releases ‘gold’ dance version of “Paparazzi” PV

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:51 AM PDT

A “gold” dance version of Girls' Generation‘s “Paparazzi” PV has been released!

The “Paparazzi” PV is reportedly the group’s largest-scale music video to date with 120 staff members, 300 people in the cast, and over 30,000 light bulbs used for the sets.

While the previously released dance version featured different sets and stage outfits, this new clip focuses entirely on the music video’s “gold” set.

"Paparazzi" will be officially released on June 27th.

Tip: aj

Comedian Jang Dong Min reveals his new “Chia Pet” haircut

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:37 AM PDT

Jang Dong Min revealed his “Chia Pet” haircut.

On the June 21st broadcast of KBS2‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, comedians Jang Dong Min, Yoo Sae Yoon, Yoo Sang Moo, Ahn Sun Young, and Kim Sae Rom appeared as guests.

During the show MC Yoo Jae Suk mentioned, “Jang Dong Min has an interesting hairstyle.”  MC Park Mi Sun continued, “It looks like a Chia Pet,” which caused everyone to burst out in laughter.

Jang Dong Min revealed, “It’s the work of Kim Joon Ho sunbae.“ Kim Joon Ho replied, “Yes, that’s right. [I cut it] as a penalty on a different program.”

Also during the show, Yoo Sang Moo showed that he could shed tears in 5 seconds.

Source: Star News via Naver

A-JAX members found maggots in their lunch boxes?

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:15 AM PDT

A-JAX recently revealed a disturbing yet humorous story about finding maggots in a few lunch boxes given to them by their fans.

The boys spoke with a reporter backstage at Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘ on June 21st and stated, “There was a funny situation that took place not too long ago. We found hundreds of maggots and eggs in our lunch boxes that were given to us by our fans.

A-JAX’s leader Hyunggon further explained, “Recently, our fans gifted us with personally made lunch boxes. They even prepared lunch boxes for all of our staff members and charmingly wrote notes in ours so we weren’t able to throw the lunch boxes away after we were done eating. Therefore, we brought our lunch boxes back to our dorms, and 2 to 3 days later, we saw bugs started flying around.”

“Later, when we opened the lunch boxes, we found maggots crawling around. We had unwillingly witnessed the evolution of maggots. We ended up just saving the notes [the fans wrote us] and throwing out the lunch boxes. It was a really funny experience.”

In related news, A-JAX is currently promoting their debut song “ONE 4 U“.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

Health trainer Sean Lee reveals the celebrities with the best bodies

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:48 AM PDT

On the June 21st broadcast of YTN‘s ‘Issue and People‘, celebrity health trainer Sean Lee informed viewers of the celebrities he believes to have the best bodies.

The person who I have no problem picking out as having the best body is comedian Kim Ji Sun,” he said.

He continued, “Kim Ji Sun has given birth to four children. To maintain [her] figure after all that is not possible with an average amount of effort. She controls her body mass and body fat percentage very well,” acknowledging Kim Ji Sun as the celebrity he believes has the best figure.

When asked which male celebrity he feels has the best body, he chose Kim Jong Kook saying, “Kim Jong Kook has an amazing body that any trainer would [recognize and approve of].”

Sean Lee also introduced a 3-minute workout that people can apply to their everyday lives, as well as tips that are useful for those trying to lose some weight.

Source: Xsports News via Naver

Converse releases “#Peepshow” MV featuring Jaurim, Aziatix, and Idiotape

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:21 AM PDT

allkpop previously reported that Converse collaborated with Jaurim, Aziatix, and Idiotape for ”#Peepshow“, and now the music video for the track has been released!

“#Peepshow” is the first song collaboration sponsored by Converse to feature Korean artists. It was released as part of the company’s global ‘3 Artists, 1 Song‘ music series.

The genre-bending single was written, recorded, and produced by Korean indie rock icons Jaurim, rising hip hop sensation Aziatix, and award-winning electronic trio Idiotape.

Check out the music video by visual stylists Digipedi below, download a free copy of the song here, and read a Q&A session with the artists here.

f(x) wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from June 22nd!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 03:57 AM PDT

KBS' 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was 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 on tonight's broadcast, After School made a hot comeback with "Flashback".

As for the winners, Wonder Girls faced off against f(x) for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was f(x) who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Electric Shock".

Congratulations to the talented ladies of f(x)!

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Others who performed tonight include the Wonder Girls, f(x), INFINITE, Baek Ji Young, G.NA, TEEN TOP, U-KISS, Kim Jang Hoon, F.I.X, BOB4, Gang Kiz, 2BiC, M-tiful, She’z, Tritops, JJ Project, VIXX, Juniel, MYNAME, M.I.B, Dal Shabet, Dalmatian, Boyfriend, and B1A4!

Check out the performances below:

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After School makes a sexy comeback with “Flashback” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 03:35 AM PDT

The ladies of After School have finally returned with their newest single, "Flashback".

"Flashback" marks After School's first promotions without member and former leader Kahi, as well as the entrance of new member Ga Eun. For "Flashback", they decided to mix up dark and sexy for a powerful comeback, while also incorporating a trendy electronic sound to give the song a catchy appeal.

The lyrics talk about wanting to "flashback" to love, and are reported to contain a double meaning as After School seeks to return to the group's early stages.

Without further ado, check out After School's hot comeback stage with "Rip Off" and "Flashback" below, and view the rest of today's performances here!

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Son Dam Bi looks prettiest without makeup?

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 03:12 AM PDT

A picture of Son Dam Bi wearing little to no makeup was shared online by her makeup artist, Lee Kyung Eun.

Lee Kyung Eun updated her Twitter on June 20th with the message, “Today, Son Dam Bi [is going for an] innocent concept~^^. I’m telling you that you look prettiest [when you don't wear] makeup~. You and Shin Ae are the kind of girls who are pretty without makeup!! I’m telling you as a makeup artist, you don’t look that great [with makeup]. Keke~.

As Son Dam Bi, Lee Kyung Eun, and Shin Ae have tweeted to each other before and have celebrated Shin Ae’s birthday together, it seems the three are good friends who hang out often.

Netizens commented, “Lucky,  she’ll save money,” and “[A bald guy who's good looking is truly good looking, and a girl's truly pretty when she's pretty despite wearing no makeup].”

What do you guys think?

Source: Joongang Ilbo via Naver

MC Ji Seung Hyun reveals she chased after Yoo Jae Suk

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 02:47 AM PDT

On the June 21st episode of  SBS‘ ‘Honey‘, former KBS news reporter Ji Seung Hyun confessed that she wanted to date “nation’s MC” Yoo Jae Suk in the past.

I’ve had my eye on Yoo Jae Suk ever since I was a regional news reporter,” Ji Seung Hyun said. “He was a rookie comedian at the time.

She continued, “I felt that he would become a successful man in the future, so I asked my juniors and seniors to set me up on a blind date with him. I tried so hard over the years, but strangely, I always lost the opportunity to meet him. Even to this day, I’ve never met him in person.”

The former news anchor sounded a bit disappointed as she added, “I think fate is a factor when it comes to marriage.”

Ji Seung Hyun also shared three different movie-like incidents where she and Yoo Jae Suk missed their chance to run into one another.

Source & Image: Sports Chosun via Nate

Girl’s Day shares a drink with Kim Soo Hyun?

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 02:23 AM PDT

The members of Girl’s Day have revealed themselves as big fans of actor Kim Soo Hyun.

Girl’s Day member Sojin tweeted on the 20th, “Oh ho ho ho. Today, I shyly… drank from a straw in the same cup as the [fabulous] Kim Soo Hyun… Ah! My heart’s fluttering, kuku.

At this, fellow member Yura announced proudly, “After Sojin unni, I also shared a drink with Kim Soo Hyun at the coffee shop. Hoot.” Minah then added cutely, “Oh my! [This means that] the unnis and I shared an indirect k… k… kiss….

The picture attached to the tweets show the three Girl’s Day members “sharing a drink” with a paper cut-out of Kim Soohyun advertising a coffee brand.

Fans who noticed the tweets commented, “Proof that the Girl’s Day members are fans of Kim Soo Hyun,” “There are no girls who dislike Kim Soo Hyun,” and “They all look good with him.

Source: Girl’s Day Twitter

Solbi snaps a photo with Lee Sang Min + returns to television on ‘God of Music’

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 01:54 AM PDT

Solbi snapped a photo with Lee Sang Min on the set of Mnet‘s ‘God of Music‘.

On June 20th, she attached the above photo and tweeted, “Filming for ‘God of Music’ ^^ with our president… he’s totally funny.”

Followers on Twitter commented, “[God of Music] is going to be daebak considering Lee Sang Min produced it,“[They look like] an actress and her manager,” and “Solbi is trying to only show the left side of her face as well.”

Solbi’s appearance on the episode marked her return to the television world.

In related news, ‘God of Music’ airs every Wednesday at 11PM KST on Mnet.

Source & Image: Ilgan Sports via Naver; Solbi’s Twitter

[Update] Gang Kiz releases drama version of “MAMA” MV + dance practice footage

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 01:28 AM PDT

Gang Kiz has released a drama version of their “MAMA” music video!

"MAMA" is the group's second single after "Honey Honey" from their debut album 'We Became Gang'. Though the repackaged mini-album 'MAMA' was originally planned to be released on June 22nd KST, the date has been pushed back to June 25th KST.

The music video released yesterday features the group’s dance skills, but fans will get a glimpse of the members’ acting skills in the drama version.

Watch the ‘dance’ music video here, and check out the newly released version and dance practice footage below.

Dance Practice

Tip: Jae

Park Han Byul is safari-ready with ‘InStyle’

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 01:12 AM PDT

Actress Park Han Byul‘s sexy charm can be seen in her latest fashion photo shoot for the July issue of ‘InStyle‘ magazine.

With the focus on her healthy and lean body, Park Han Byul modeled a variety of looks from a safari-styled bikini top that reveals her glowing tan skin, a modern vest and sun hat for a classic twist, to a uniquely patterned jacket paired with neutral colors. Each look combines a sophisticated yet mature style that emphasizes her glamorous and sexy figure, while still keeping things natural.

In the accompanying interview, she discussed her upcoming film, ‘Two Moons‘. She stated, “I’m curious as to how [I'll come off] on screen. All of the characters I’ve played thus far have had a little of me reflected in them, but that’s not the case this time.”

‘Two Moons’ will hit theaters July 12th KST.

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Source + Photos: Review Star via Nate

SBS ‘Running Man’ producers pick their top seven episodes to date

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 12:45 AM PDT

SBS‘ flagship variety program ‘Running Man‘ is on the verge of its 100th episode, an admirable milestone for any television program.

In celebration of the upcoming 100th broadcast, internet media site Star In contacted the producers of the show, who picked out their favorite top seven ‘Running Man’ episodes to date.

  • Superpower Special (Episode 74)

Star In calls the Superpower Special the “most important” episode, and the producers themselves have counted this episode among one of their favorites. The cast members become possessors of otherworldly powers, and use them for their dastardly goals. “There was perfect synergy between the production and the skills of the characters,” praised producer Cho Hyo Jin.

  • Park Ji Sung Special (Episodes 95-97)

If only for the fact that Park Ji Sung appears in them, this series of episodes is worthy of note. The viewers were able to see a side of the soccer player that they’ve never seen before. “The program’s special qualities, along with Park Ji Sung’s variety skills, simply exploded,” said scriptwriter Park Hyun Sook.

  • Thailand Race (Episode 50-51)

The very first episode abroad for ‘Running Man’, this episode showed the show’s immense popularity overseas to the cast and staff firsthand. “We were worried about shooting in the middle of the city,” revealed producer Kim Joo Hyung. “There was a big feeling of achievement.”

  • Yoomes Bond Part I, Part II (Episodes 38, 91)

A special created for and by Yoo Jae Suk. The main MC turns into a spy, secretly tracking down the other members and eliminating them. Producer Im Hyung Taek had nothing but praise, saying, “He is a man who will create tenfold the amount [he's given].”

  • First Love (Episode 87)

Notable for being a fusion of a traditional variety show and drama. Han Ga In shined as the invited guest, bringing some of the nostalgia from her drama, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘. “This was significant because it signified a coming-together of drama and variety,” said producer Cho Hyo Jin.

  • Girls’ Generation Couple Race (Episode 63)

Featuring Girls’ Generation, this episode weaved in and out of crowded areas, proving that ‘Running Man’ could operate safely in public. “We got confidence in the idea that ‘Running Man’ could naturally blend into public settings,” reflected producer Kim Joo Hyung.

  • Couple Race (Episode 55-56)

The ‘Running Man’ cast members, not to mention the viewers, were thrown a curveball when four beautiful girl group members were replaced by female comedians the morning after. “The idea that flower tea transformed pretty girls into scary noonas led to a dramatic turnaround,” said producer Im Hyung Taek.

Do you agree with the producers’ picks? What are some of your favorite episodes?

Source: Star In