Friday, June 29, 2012

"Hyoyeon trips and falls while dancing in a long dress on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′" plus 19 more

"Hyoyeon trips and falls while dancing in a long dress on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′" plus 19 more

Hyoyeon trips and falls while dancing in a long dress on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 09:11 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon tripped during her performance on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2‘.

On the June 29th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′, 5 teams remained to dance for their eighth performance. The mission the teams were given to complete involved performing a dance that was a complete reversal of the dancers’ usual style.

During this episode, Hyoyeon and her partner Kim Hyung Suk divided their performance into two parts, dancing a graceful and suggestive fox-trot at first, and then an intense and passionate paso doble. During the paso doble dance however, Hyoyeon tripped and fell over the white, outer layer dress that she had stripped off after the fox-trot dance.

Thankfully, the Girls’ Generation member was able to keep her cool, as she smiled at the blunder and carried on with the rest of the performance. The MC apologized as he commented, “I should have quickly gotten rid of the piece of clothing laying around, but because I didn’t [Hyoyeon] fell. It’s upsetting [that this happened].”

Song Seung Hwan, who serves as one of the judges on the show, however, said to the pair, “There were a few mistakes in your performance today and it wasn’t about the clothes. I think you were saved a bit by Kim Hyung Suk’s astounding charisma. Although you two were probably embarrassed, because you are familiar with performing by now, Kim Hyung Suk [leading the dance] made it all look better.” At this, judge Alex Kim added, “Your movements were fancy and beautiful, but your technique as well as accuracy concerning the dance steps seemed to have gotten a bit worse.” The final judge, Kim Joowon, offered his opinion, saying, “Although you took a rather great fall, I really enjoyed the energy and performance you delivered afterwards. [It seems that] the cameraman and I knew you would give us a strong performance for a paso doble.

On her stage accident, she stated, “My heart’s still beating really fast. It was an accident that I didn’t think I’d make. Fortunately, Hyungsuk signaled to me with his eyes what the next step was so I was able to transition smoothly.

When asked what she had gained through her experience on the show, she said, “I think my body line has become more feminine, and a lot more adults have begun to recognize me. Senior Im Ha Ryong congratulated me on winning #1 and told me that he’d keep supporting me.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

SS501 members Heo Young Saeng & Kim Kyu Jong attend Kim Hyung Jun’s showcase

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 08:19 AM PDT

SS501 members Heo Young Saeng & Kim Kyu Jong showed their support for Kim Hyung Jun as they appeared on stage at his showcase.

To kick off the promotions for his new album ‘ESCAPE‘, Kim Hyung Jun held a showcase & mini concert at AX-Korea in Seoul on June 29th. His fellow SS501 members Heo Young Saeng & Kim Kyu Jong appeared on stage much to the surprise of the fans in attendance. Park Jung Min was reported to be in attendance but he didn’t appear on stage. Because of the numerous Japanese fans in attendance, they had a dedicated Japanese translator on stage.

Kim Hyung Jun’s younger brother Kim Ki Bum was also in attendance.

[Images credited as tagged.]
Tip: SS501foreverrrrr

G-Dragon attends Junya Watanabe’s fashion show in Paris

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 07:41 AM PDT

It seems G-Dragon is attending many of the fashion shows of famous designers during Mens Fashion Week in Paris, France.

After attending Rick Owens show yesterday, G-Dragon and his pink hair was spotted earlier today at famous Japanese designer Junya Watanabe‘s fashion show.

With his clothing and hair color, it shouldn’t be difficult for VIP’s in France to spot him.

Bonus photo attending Korean designer Juun.J‘s fashion show.

Image Source: styledotcommatthew + 10magazine
Tip: Maroug25

[Review] [Single] Gang Kiz “MAMA”

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 07:28 AM PDT

Just a little over a month after their official debut, Gang Kiz – the seven-member outfit housed under GM Contents Media (a subsidiary of Core Contents Media that also manages Co-Ed School) – has released the repackaged version of their underwhelming first album (‘We Became Gang’) titled ‘MAMA’.

As many observant fans have noted, this repackaged EP and its title track also share the same name as EXO-K‘s debut single. Whether it’s a clever marketing tactic to drive more search traffic to Gang Kiz or purely coincidental, I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

In light of the unimpressive chart performance of “Honey Honey”, it’s interesting that GMC, rather than change tack, is sticking to its guns in this latest release. Not that ‘MAMA’ is bad – if anything, it’s catchy, with the same elements of the retro-trot-meets-Italo-disco-at-a-Korean-nightclub flair that characterized the tracks in “We Became Gang” (see Prophet’s review of ‘We Became Gang‘).

In fact, so overt and obvious are these resemblances that it might almost be more accurate to characterize “MAMA” as a remix of “Tonight” (which, interestingly, does not make an appearance on this mini). With its sultry, spaghetti-Western whistle hook and breathless ruminations on heartbreak (“What do I do MAMA, MA MA MAMA/What do I do, it hurts, hurts/I think of you oh oh tears come oh oh/I didn’t forget you, like a fool“), listeners who enjoyed ‘We Became Gang’ will find that the “gang” hasn’t strayed too far from their first album.

Which is fine – unless you’ve already heard “Tonight”.

Even the choreography for this single – which, in all fairness, is much better than the “Honey Honey” choreography – is a watered-down version of the original, which you can see here (embedding disabled).

Net Assessment: Essentially, “MAMA” is a remix of “Tonight”.  A little catchier, but not worth the DL if you don’t like trot or if you’ve already heard “Tonight”.


TESTAMENTVM writes K-pop reviews, but her calling is to make K-pop remixes. She's lonely, so talk to her on Twitter (@testamentvm) or on youtube ( Or be extra swag and follow both.

[Note : This post reflects the opinions of the author, and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

Suzy voted as actress with the ‘most beautiful face’ by journalists

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 06:58 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy has been voted as the actress with the ‘most beautiful face’ by journalists.

In a poll run by Movieweek magazine, 72 reporters and columnists were asked who they felt was the most beautiful actress with a natural talent for acting from the past year (6/1/2011 – 5/31/2012) of movies and dramas.

Movieweek’s editor Park Hye Eun revealed that though polls from previous years focused more on appearance, this year’s journalist survey was geared more towards an actor’s “presence”.

Suzy topped the list of 50 actresses after the results were revealed. She’s reported to have made quite the impression in the film ‘Introduction to Architecture‘.

In second place came Yoon Yeo Jung, who’s starred in the films ‘Hindsight‘, ‘The Taste of Money‘, and ‘In Another Country‘ as well as the dramas ‘The King 2 Hearts‘ and ‘You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly‘. Actress Lim Soo Jung came third, while Bae Doo Na, Kim Go Eun, Kim Min Hee, Gong Hyo Jin, Ha Ji Won, and Kim Ha Neul ranked in the top 10.

Source: Osen

Junho is eco-friendly in the July issue of ‘L’Officiel Hommes’

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 06:27 AM PDT

Junho is featured in the July issue of L'Officiel Hommes.

The 2PM member wore clothing by Record, a brand that recycles donated clothes into new designs, for the “eco-friendly” themed photo shoot. It’s reported that staff members on set were impressed by Junho’s ability to represent the pictorial’s concept.

During an interview with the magazine, Junho also commented on 2PM’s recently released ‘Member’s Selection‘ album: “Because of the ‘Member’s Selection’ album, I got the chance to listen to all the past albums. [We] reconfirmed our own [color and style]. That’s why the album’s pictorial was centered around the concept of looking back on the past.”

Check out photos from the L’Officiel Hommes shoot below!

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Source: bntNews via Nate
Tip: Anthony

Lim Jae Bum’s appearance fee increases by 320% + new album in July

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT

It has been revealed that singer Lim Jae Bum‘s appearance fee has increased by 320%.

On June 27th, his agency revealed, “Lim Jae Bum’s appearance fee has increase by 320% compared to last year.

Not only has his appearance fee increased, but he is also receiving love calls from foreign countries like the United States and Japan. It is expected that his upcoming album and other income will total to at least 10 billion won ($8.72 million USD).

On another note, Lim Jae Bum’s first new album in eight years will be released on July 12th. He’ll be touring nationwide to celebrate its release starting on August 18th.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Comedian Yoo Sang Moo didn’t want to guest on ‘Happy Together’ because of Shin Bong Sun?

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 05:29 AM PDT

Comedian Yoo Sang Moo confessed that he hesitated about whether or not he should appear as a guest on ‘Happy Together 3‘.

On June 28th’s broadcast of KBS2‘s ‘Happy Together 3′, Yoo Sang Moo confessed, “I really thought hard about coming on today.”

Fellow comedian and friend Jang Dong Min explained, “Yoo Sang Moo told us that he didn’t want to come on ‘Happy Together’ .” He added, “The reason is because of Shin Bong Sun,” surprising everyone on set.

Jang Dong Min went on to say, “Yoo Sang Moo is uncomfortable around Bong Sun because of his former girlfriend.” Apparently, in an attempt to appear “cool” in front of his ex-girlfriend, Yoo Sang Moo yelled at his hoobae Shin Bong Sun. However, he later found that his attempt to “defend” his former girlfriend was completely unnecessary and the result of a misunderstanding.

Comedians Yoo Sae Yoon, Ahn Sun Young, and Kim Sae Rom also appeared on the same episode.

Source: Money Today via Naver

f(x) wins #1 + top 10 on this week’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT

The regular broadcast of ‘M! Countdown‘ was skipped yesterday due to Mnet‘s airing of their annual ‘20′s Choice Awards‘.

This week’s MCD Chart still had a winner and top 10, however, and f(x) took first place with their hot track “Electric Shock“.

View the ’20′s Choice Awards’ performances and results, and check out the clips of June 28th’s ‘M! Countdown’ chart below.

Congratulations, f(x)!

Top 10

Hyoyeon caught eating a midnight snack on ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′?

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 04:32 AM PDT

GirlsGeneration‘s Hyoyeon was apparently caught unaware in the middle of a midnight snack.

Staff members of MBC‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars 2‘ reported that they spotted Hyoyeon eating in the middle of the night during the show’s June 28th recording.

This is especially surprising because of expectations that idol group members are constantly controlling their diets in order to maintain a slender figure. However, it seems that Hyoyeon has proved that a strict diet is not needed.

The Girls’ Generation member has been constantly practicing and recording until early morning for ‘Dancing With The Stars’, which is probably why she burns enough calories to retain her idol image. To compensate for using so much of her energy, Hyoyeon is reported to have started eating midnight suppers now.

You can catch Hyoyeon’s amazing dance skills on the upcoming episode of ‘Dancing With The Stars 2′, which airs on June 29th at 9:55PM KST.

Source & Image: Osen via Nate

f(x) wins #1 on ‘Music Bank 2012 Half-Year Special’ K-Chart + Performances from June 29th!

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:54 AM PDT

Music Bank‘ has aired a half-year wrap-up special for its June 29th episode!

The ‘2012 Half-Year Special‘ features songs from the first half of 2012 that have reached #1 on the ‘K-Chart‘ as well as other special performances. The MCs for tonight were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Jo Kwon made his solo debut with “I’m Da One“, and SISTAR returned with their new summer single, “Loving U“.

As for the winners, the Wonder Girls faced 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 f(x)!


Other artists who performed on today’s episode include: TEEN TOP, CNBLUE, G.NA, B1A4, A-PINK, K.Will, 2AM, After School, Trouble Maker, Baek Ji Young, INFINITET-ara, IU, SHINee, and TaeTiSeo.


After School – Opening Special


TEEN TOP – “Shake Me Up” + “Going Crazy”


CNBLUE – “Dream Boy” + “Hey You”


G.NA – “2HOT”


B1A4 – “Baby Good Night” + “Summer Story” ; B1A4 & A Pink – “Twist King” ; A Pink – “Ocean” + “HUSH”


K.Will – “I Need You”


2AM – “I Wonder if You Hurt Like Me”


After School – “Flashback”


Trouble Maker (Hyunseung, HyunA) – “Trouble Maker”


Baek Ji Young & K.Will – “Voice”


INFINITE – “Last Summer”


Baek Ji Young – “Good Boy”


f(x) – “Electric Shock”


T-ara – “Lovey Dovey”


TEEN TOP & INFINITE – “The Chaser” + “To You”


IU – “You and I”


Wonder Girls – “Like This”


SHINee – “Sherlock”


TaeTiSeo – “Twinkle”


SISTAR returns with new summer single “Loving U” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:17 AM PDT

4-member girl group SISTAR has returned with their new summer single “Loving U“!

SISTAR’s “Loving U” music video headlined for costing $172,000 USD, and the track achieved an all-kill on charts soon after its release.

Watch SISTAR’s special performances of “Alone“, “How Dare You“, “So Cool” as well as their comeback performance of ”Loving U” below, and the rest of today’s half-year special ‘Music Bank’ performances here.

Jo Kwon makes his solo debut with “I’m Da One” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:08 AM PDT

Jo Kwon of 2AM has made his much-anticipated solo debut performance of I’m Da One‘!

“I’m Da One”, released on June 25th, is the title track of Jo Kwon’s first solo album. It’s been attracting a ton of attention for its unique pop-art concept.

Watch Jo Kwon’s debut performance of “I’m Da One” below, and the rest of the performances from the half-year wrap-up special of ‘Music Bankhere.

miss A’s Suzy captivates fans with her backside?

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 02:53 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy has captivated fans with her backside.

On June 28th, a picture of Suzy and Baek Sung Hyun filming for the drama ‘Big‘ started trending on various social networking sites.

The two wore school uniforms for the shoot, and though Suzy’s face is not seen, her backside got her presence noticed. Baek Sung Hyun has also been noticed for his “seductively handsome“ looks.

Netizens commented, “She’s only wearing sneakers, and her legs look that long,” and “The look that the two are giving each other isn’t normal… something’s going on.

Catch Suzy and Baek Sung Hyun on KBS2‘s ’Big’ on Monday and Tuesdays at 9:55PM KST.

Source & Image: Ilkan Sports via Naver

JYJ’s global popularity gets noticed in France

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 02:25 AM PDT

A French media source has reported on JYJ‘s popularity in South America.

On June 27th, French media source Le Parisien published an article titled “K-pop conquers S.America” on JYJ’s global popularity.

The article reported that K-pop idol groups' addictive lyrics and synchronized dancing have Latin American fans accepting the culture.

It also mentioned JYJ’s world tour, which made stops in Germany, Chile, Peru, and more: “Korean idol group JYJ traveled to Peru on the other side of world, and from Asia, Europe, to South America, they have taken the world by storm.”

JYJ Membership Week, that will be held today, is estimated to bring in 7,000 Japanese fans, and about 3,500 hotel rooms have been reserved in Seoul.

On another note, JYJ Membership week has started on June 28th and will continue for four days at SETEC near Hangnyeol Station.

Source & Image: Financial News via Naver

‘Real Wonder Girls’ “Like This” 1st place episode released

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 01:55 AM PDT

A new episode of the ‘Real Wonder Girls‘ is out!

In this “1st Place Episode”, cameras follow the Wonder Girls backstage on a music show after their win with “Like This“.

Watch the clip of the excited Wonder Girls members below!

Tip: Amara Luna

015B releases “Let Me Go (Eniac Mix)”

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 01:30 AM PDT

015B has released another track from their 'Let Me Go – Remixes' album!

The Eniac Mix of "Let Me Go" is just one of many remixes by electronic musicians who are featured on 015B's new 'Let Me Go – Remixes' album. The original track was produced, composed, and written by Jung Suk Won, and co-produced by Jang Hoil and Cho Sung Min.

Watch the original "Let Me Go" MV here, and take a listen to the new remix below. Do you prefer the Eniac mix or Postino & Maximal Ratio‘s version?

CHI CHI sparks hot interest with their “Hand Blender” Dance

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 01:03 AM PDT

Less than 24 hours ago, CHI CHI released their comeback track and MV, “Love is Energy.”

With new member Shine, the group made their comeback in Korea after a long hiatus. Although CHI CHI had a shaky start, their new comeback track is being extremely well received. The addicting melody and the mesmerizing “Hand Blender” dance has caught the attention of viewers, putting the group in a brand new light.

Fans have been commenting, “The hand choreography is awesome, but so difficult!“, “I wish CHI CHI could release a tutorial for the hand dance,” and “CHI CHI is finally getting the attention they deserve.”

CHI CHI is back, better than ever, and fans are expecting this comeback to finally put them on the map. Check out their music video for “Love is Energy” below and let us know what you think!


T-ara releases additional “Day by Day” teaser photos

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 12:48 AM PDT

A new set of teaser photos for T-ara‘s “Day by Day” comeback have been released!

The funky, cute girl group will be making a comeback after 9 months with new member Ahreum.

Unlike previously released photos of T-ara’s MV, this new batch of teasers show the girls in a more simple, feminine light.

After the release of "Day by Day" on July 3rd, T-ara will hold an official opening event for their fan club, QUEEN'S, on July 14th.

Check out the music video for T-ara’s comeback song here, the tracklist details here, and leave your thoughts on the new teaser photos!

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Source: Naver Music
Tip: Woori

ZE:A reveals second comeback video teaser

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 12:29 AM PDT

Already having released the first video teaser earlier today, ZE:A has revealed another video to further hype up fans for their Spectacular‘ comeback!

The new video briefly takes a look at some of the group’s past tracks, while also giving a bit of a peek at the shooting of the album concept photos towards the end.

As reported earlier, "Aftermath" is the title track off the group's new album and will be released on July 4th with the rest of the album, which will be preceded by their showcase that will be broadcast on YouTube.