Saturday, June 23, 2012

"INFINITE’s Sunggyu serenades the ladies with his ballad performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"INFINITE’s Sunggyu serenades the ladies with his ballad performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

INFINITE’s Sunggyu serenades the ladies with his ballad performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 09:16 AM PDT

INFINITE member Sunggyyu successfully completed his first ‘Immortal Song 2‘ performance.

For Part II of the ‘Yang Hee Eun Special‘ of Immortal Song 2, Sunggyu melted the hearts of the ladies in the audience with his emotional ballad performance.

This was his first performance after joining the program last week, and fans were eagerly awaiting the performance by INFINITE’s charismatic leader.

Sunggyu looked rather nervous for his first performance and said, “I didn’t understand when Woohyun was nervous when he was on ‘Immortal Song 2′, but now I think I know why.

But as soon as he stepped on stage and began to sing, Sunggyu displayed his stable vocals while confidently performing Yang Hee Eun’s “Impossible Love“.

Yang Hee Eun who was blown away by his rendition remarked, “This is a song I sang when I too was young, and it reminds me of my yesteryears.”

Check out the clips below!


Huh Gak & Huh Gong Brother Duet (Winner)


Ulala Session



Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate + StarnNews via Nate

SISTAR releases ‘LOVING U’ teaser photos for Soyu

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:32 AM PDT

SISTAR is back and ready to heat up the summer with their summer special album, ‘LOVING U‘!

Starship Entertainment announced the  news of the girls comeback and released the teaser photo of power vocalist Hyorin along with maknae Dasom. Now the teaser photo for member Soyu has been revealed!

SISTAR will be dropping ‘LOVING U’ on June 28th, so stay tuned!

Source & Image(s): @STARSHIPent
Tip: Kira

Girls’ Generation wins ‘Best Album of the Year’ at MTV Video Music Awards Japan

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:11 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation has won the ‘Best Album of the Year‘ category at MTV Video Music Awards Japan for their self-titled debut Japanese album, ‘Girls’ Generation’.

They beat out Lady Gaga‘s ‘Born This Way‘, KARA‘s ‘Super Girl‘, Coldplay‘s ‘Mylo Xyloto‘, and Juju‘s ‘You‘ in this star packed category. This album was recently certified “Million” by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ'), for moving more than one million copies.

Congratulations to Girls’ Generation!

The full list of Korean artists that were nominated for the 2012 MTV VMAJ can be found here.

2NE1 wins ‘Best New Artist Video’ at MTV Video Music Awards Japan

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:54 AM PDT

2NE1 has won the ‘Best New Artist Video‘ category at MTV Video Music Awards Japan for their “I AM THE BEST” music video.

Other nominees in this category included LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem“, CNBLUE‘s “In My Head“, JAMES BLAKE‘s “Limit to Your Love” and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s “Tsukema Tsukeru“.

Congratulations to 2NE1 and check out their performance of “SCREAM” and “I am the Best” below.

Park Jung Hyun, TEEN TOP, and more to appear on upcoming ‘You & I’ broadcast

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:32 AM PDT

Singer Park Jung Hyun (Lena Park) cleared up rumors on a recent filming of SBS‘ ‘You & I‘.

Park Jung Hyun, who recently returned with her new album ‘Parallax‘, discussed her trademark R&B style as well as the truth behind rumors of her being a “cougar”.

TEEN TOP also featured as guests on the show, and MC Lee Hyori gave the boys tips on how to date in the idol world.

Additionally, Richard Yongjae O’Neill, described as classical Korean music’s new icon, performed an amazing piece on a 300-year-old viola. The violist collaborated with MC Jung Jae Hyung for a surprise performance as well.

This episode of ‘You & I’ will be broadcast on June 24th at 12:20AM KST.

Source+Photo: Osen via Nate

2PM wins ‘Best Group Video’ at MTV Video Music Awards Japan

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:03 AM PDT

2PM has won the ‘Best Group Video‘ category at MTV Video Music Awards Japan for their “I’m Your Man” music video!

allkpop previously reported that 2PM was nominated, and that they would be performing at the event held at the Makuhari Messe on June 23rd as well.

Other music videos nominated for ‘Best Group Video’ include Coldplay‘s “Paradise“, Ikimonogakari‘s “Itsudatte Bokura Wa“, Maroon 5‘s “Moves Like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera, and Monkey Majik‘s “Hero“.

Congratulations to 2PM on the award!

Take a look at their performances of “Beautiful” and “I’m Your Man” below.

Tip: Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

ZE:A holds hide-and-seek event in Seoul

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Idol group ZE:A held a special fan event in the middle of Seoul.

Agency Star Empire announced on the afternoon of June 23 KST, “ZE:A is putting on an event called ‘Find the hidden ZE:A’ on the streets of Seoul’s Myungdong.”

Fans had to search the city for the ZE:A members and take a photo with any they’re lucky enough to find. The photos could then be uploaded in order to enter into a giveaway.

ZE:A has recently been garnering attention for their ‘Fighting Project‘ events. The group has been visiting cities across South Korea, including Daegu, Gwangju, and Daejun, to surprise fans since the 15th.

In related news, ZE:A will be holding a nationwide showcase tour starting in Seoul on July 3rd KST.

Source+Photo:  Osen via Nate

f(x) takes a photo after their first ‘Music Bank’ win with “Electric Shock”

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Girl group f(x) took a snapshot after winning first on this week’s ‘Music Bank‘ K-Chart with their newest song “Electric Shock“.

Member Victoria posted to me2day on the 22nd, “We took a photo together after our first win on ‘Music Bank’ before we had to get on a plane to Hong Kong. I sincerely want to thank all those of you who give us love. It’s because of you that we were able to get 1st. We’ll try our best to show improvements in the future. Love you.”

Fans commented, “Beauty Shock,” “So endearing I could die,” “f(x) finally 1st,” and “I hope you get first on Inkigayo too.”

Congratulations to f(x)!

Source+Photo: Victoria’s me2day

Details on actor Jang Geun Suk’s university days revealed

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 05:35 AM PDT

Jang Geun Suk‘s hardworking and generous nature was revealed on the June 23rd broadcast of TV Chosun‘s ‘Entertainment in TV the TREND‘, which ran a special feature on the actor.

Professor Choi Young In from his alma mater Han Yang University gave details on how the actor was at school. Choi Young In revealed, “Even though he’s a celebrity, he worked really hard with the other students. He was very casual and friendly despite being a Hallyu star.”

She continued, “Over a year, he gives around 20 students 2 million won ($1726 USD) as a scholarship.”

A classmate of Jang Geun Suk also told stories about the actor’s free college lifestyle, and even revealed a clip of Jang Geun Suk and actor Ha Suk Jin dancing at a college festival.

Source + Photo: Osen

Compilation of idol group buses becomes a hot topic online

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 05:02 AM PDT

A photo compilation of idol group buses has become a hot topic online.

The photo, posted on an online community on June 22nd, compares the bus designs of various idol groups. On the bus for rookie group VIXX is the picture that represents their title track “Super Hero“, which shows Robot Taekwon V’s eyes, Gundam’s V, Mazinger’s Mask, and Grendizer’s horns all meshed together to make up the group’s logo.

Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, and KARA‘s buses had simple designs with large images of the members on them. Psy‘s bus shows a picture of him in the national weight-lifting team’s uniform with beams of light coming out from under him, catching the eye of those passing by.

It was MBLAQ‘s incredibly plain bus that received the most attention, however. It kept the original design of bus number 1005-2, and simply has the group’s name written on the side in black.  The bus even tells people its route is from Gangnam to Bundang to Jukjun.

Whether it was because the group did not have money or they were confident enough to have a minimalist bus, it definitely caught the attention of netizens, who responded: “MBLAQ kekekeke.

Source: Ilkan Sports via Naver

Junjin confesses he wants to be a Shinhwa member until death

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 04:31 AM PDT

Junjin made a heartwarming confession on jTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘. He stated that he would like to be a Shinhwa member until death.

The June 23rd episode will focus on the members pulling a hidden camera prank on Eric during their MT trip. The other members themselves made the suggestion to producers as a special event for the leader. They made sure to include messages of their gratitude towards him for leading them the past 14 years as well.

Junjin’s message in particular made Eric and the rest of the members choke up. He stated, “I know that Eric hyung has always been under a lot of stress trying to balance the opinions of the members. Please don’t ever forget that the members will always believe in and love you, hyung. I’d like to be with Shinhwa until I die.”

Eric didn’t even have time to recover from the shock of falling prey to a hidden camera prank as he was moved by the members’ heartwarming message.

Check out the full episode on the 23rd at 10:55PM KST.

Source + Photos: Star News via Nate

Lee Soo Kyung shoots a summer pictorial for InStyle magazine

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 04:04 AM PDT

Actress Lee Soo Kyung revealed her amazing figure in a photo shoot for InStyle magazine’s special summer issue, ‘InStyle Makeover‘.

Lee Soo Kyung modeled swimwear fashion that focused on intricate designs and bright colors. Her vivid makeup and perfectly-styled hair also add to her refreshing summer looks.

The actress is reported to have been very professional on set as she got her makeup and hair retouched to match each outfit.

The special summer photo shoot for ‘InStyle Makeover’ was shot in Phuket, Thailand.

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Source: Star News via Nate News

Lee Kyung Shil tears up about fellow comedian Jo Hye Ryun on ‘GO Show’

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 03:46 AM PDT

Lee Kyung Shil expressed her worry for hoobae comedian Jo Hye Ryun, who is reported to be going through a hard time due to her divorce.

On the June 22nd broadcast of SBS‘ ‘GO Show‘ Lee Kyung Shil stated, “Jo Hye Ryun is not talking about this issue so I want to be careful as I speak.”

She continued, “The Jo Hye Ryun I know has the best personality of all the female comedians. Most women get hurt when [people joke] about their looks, but Hye Ryun accepts it all as a joke and works hard.

Lee Kyung Shil also revealed that Jo Hye Ryun decided on her divorce after a long deliberation, and even asked her for advice. She revealed, “I told her that if you separate before you get a divorce, people will not make as many bad comments against you. Even during her separation, she worked hard while filming for programs.”

She then started tearing up as she shared that many people blamed Jo Hye Ryun for the divorce as they believe it was her own greed that led to the breakdown of her family.

Source: TV Report via Nate News

Kangin finds Bbem from ‘Global Super Idol’ cute

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 03:21 AM PDT

Super Junior member Kangin complimented Thai ‘Global Super Idol‘ contestant Bbem.

Kangin tweeted on June 21st KST, “‘Global Super Idol’ is very entertaining these days. There is a girl on the show named Bbem who’s really cute. Fighting to all the contestants!

‘Global Super Idol’ is an idol audition program airing on KBS N. Bbem went through an intense competition and was able to make it to the ‘Global Camp’ as one of the six remaining participants from Thailand.

From the first dance practice, she showed her talent by performing a sexy dance that got the attention of all the male contestants.

A staff member on the program stated, “In Bbem’s case, she’s a lot prettier in person than on camera. She’s like a goddess.

The show has now moved onto the Global Camp stage with 27 contestants from South Korea, China, and Thailand remaining.

Source: My Daily via Nate News; Kangin’s Twitter

Busker Busker’s Brad reveals he and his wife are vegetarians on ‘Golden 12′

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:57 AM PDT

Busker Busker‘s drummer Brad revealed that he and his wife Danny are vegetarians on On Style‘s ‘Golden 12‘.

For the final episode of ‘Golden 12′ that aired on June 21st, Lee Hyori and the cast were joined by special guests John Park, Leessang, actress Gong Hyo Jin, and Busker Busker for the charity concert ‘bo:da‘.

While greeting the guests backstage, Lee Hyori asked Brad if it was true he was a vegetarian, to which he answered, “Yes… My wife is also a vegetarian.”

Fashion designer Yoni P then asked Danny if there was a particular reason as to why she turned vegetarian. She answered, “Brad and I love animals, so we don’t eat them.”

Lee Hyori commented, “That’s the same reason why I turned vegetarian,” and then asked Busker Busker member Kim Hyung Tae if he also didn’t eat meat. However, he shook his head no and added that because he isn’t a vegetarian, he doesn’t eat with Brad, causing the others to laugh.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

UEE hopes to throw ceremonial first pitch at upcoming baseball game

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:33 AM PDT

UEE revealed her plans to make the ceremonial first pitch at an upcoming baseball game.

As UEE is the daughter of Nexen Heroes coach Kim Sung Gap, many baseball fans are focusing more on her pitch than they usually do when it comes to celebrity throws.

UEE commented, “There are plans for me to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. If I do throw out the first pitch, I will practice harder with my father.

Looking back on her experience in May of 2010 when she was unable to pitch at a Nexen Heroes and LG Twins game due to arriving late, she’s more determined this time around. She was late to the 2010 event due to scheduling conflicts as well as a minor vehicle collision. It was the first time a celebrity scheduled to throw the first pitch was unable to make it.

UEE continued, “I felt so bad for the disturbance I caused last time, so if I am given another opportunity, as my father’s daughter, I will practice really hard. To be honest, I haven’t been able to see my father much lately because of my promotions in Japan. My father’s team is doing really well these days, and he’s drinking herbal medicine to maintain his health. I hope that After School can take that strength and succeed too!

After School recently made a comeback after a year with their new single “Flashback“. The single has a strong electronic sound, fitting in well with After School’s powerful performance style. The album features the title track “Flashback” as well as a duet by Raina and Jung Ah and a solo track by Nana, among others.

The group has not only worked in Korea but also in Japan, America, and Sweden to complete the album. With the help of choreographer Kyle Hanagami, they were able to secure a power dance for their new track. People are saying that this is one of the best albums released by After School as it complements their sexy, classy, powerful, and tender charms.

Source: Newsen via Nate News

Comedian Jung Jun Ha updates fans after his honeymoon

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:02 AM PDT

Comedian Jung Jun Ha updated his fans after returning from his honeymoon.

Jung Jun Ha posted to Twitter on the 20th KST, “I’m making a belated tweet after coming back from my honeymoon for the first time in a while ^^~~ Strangely, in Hawaii my tweets wouldn’t go through… Maybe something is wrong with my phone. Anyway, I am happy these days ^^.”

The comedian held his marriage ceremony on May 20th at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. His bride is a flight attendant, known as “Nemo” on broadcasts, who is 10 years younger than him.

Congratulations to Jung Jun Ha on being a happily married man!

Source + Image: Jung Jun Ha‘s Twitter, Star News via Nate

Performances from June 23rd’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:36 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than Girls’ Generation's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's broadcast, After School made a hot comeback with "Flashback".

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



Performances from today's show include Baek Ji Young, B1A4, A Pink, Lee Tae Kwon & Kim Hyeri, Wonder Girls, f(x), INFINITE, TEEN TOP, G.NA, Dal Shabet, Boyfriend, Juniel, M.I.B, Dalmatian, A-JAX, VIXX, Guckkasten, and Gang Kiz!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!


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< Boyfriend >


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

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:14 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!


2NE1′s Dara shares a photo from Cannes, France

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:00 AM PDT

2NE1‘s Dara, who’s currently in France for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, updated her fans via me2day with a recent photo.

On June 22nd, Dara shared the photo above along with a message that read, “Picture title: Dara, the Queen of Cannes~! I’ll be aiming for the Cannes Film Festival next time… Kekeke. Are you all curious about 2NE1′s trip to Cannes?! Don’t worry~!!! 2NE1′s Cannes travel journal, backstage photos from Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival~! You can see it all in the August issue of W Magazine!

Fans commented, “You seem to have become prettier,” “You look beautiful, Dara,” and more.

Source: Dara’s me2day