Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Jay Park to participate in a National B-boy Championship with a project team" plus 19 more

"Jay Park to participate in a National B-boy Championship with a project team" plus 19 more

Jay Park to participate in a National B-boy Championship with a project team

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 09:04 AM PDT

Singer Jay Park will be forming a B-boy team in order to participate in the 2012 R-16 Korea National Championships.

The ’2012 R-16 Korea National Championships’ is being organized by the city of Uijeongbu and the Korean Tourist Service, Inc., and will take place at the Arts Center in Uijeonbu on June 23rd.

Approximately 50 B-boy teams, 200 popping dancers, and 80 rocking dancers are expected to participate in this event, and the winner of the event will be selected to represent Korea at the R-16 Korea 2012 World B-boy Masters this July.

This event is already drawing much interest from the public, as all the best B-boy teams in Korea will be battling it out to be judged on a more global scale and be selected as the single best B-boy team in Korea.

Jay Park who was selected as an honorary ambassador for R-16 Korea 2012 back in April will also be participating as a member of a B-boy project team.

The winner of this contest will qualify to move on and represent Korea at the R-16 Korea 2012 Masters Championships, as well as qualify to represent Korea to participate in the UK Championships 2012.

In related news, Jay Park will be embarking on his ‘New Breed Asia Tour in Seoul‘, starting with a performance at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul on August 18th.

Source & Image : Newsen via Nate

JYJ’s Jaejoong shares a past photo of the three JYJ members

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:36 AM PDT

JYJ‘s Jaejoong recently shared a past photo of the three JYJ members through Twitter.

On June 19th, Jaejoong attached the above photo and wrote, “We are JYJ“.

In the revealed photos, the three JYJ members show off their charm as they posed for the camera. Fans have particularly noticed how much the three member’s fashion has changed from back then. Junsu paired a black t-shirt with grey dress pants and slip-on shoes, Yoochun wore a very casual and simplistic style of clothes, and Jaejoong wore ripped, boot-cut jeans with a chain across the side, which was very trendy at the time.

Followers who saw the photo commented, “Seriously, when was this taken?“, “They look cool even with the corny fashion“, “The three of them shine the brightest when they are all together“.

Source & Image: Jaejoong’s Twitter

After School releases MV for “Flashback”

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:04 AM PDT

After releasing a myriad of the teasers, the ladies of After School have finally returned with their latest single, “Flashback“.

“Flashback” marks After School’s first promotions without former leader, Park Kahi. For “Flashback” they decided to mix up dark & sexy for a powerful comeback. The song also uses a bit of the trendy dubstep genre, which like all trendy things has its fair share of supporters and detractors.

What are your thoughts on After School’s “Flashback”? Check out the music video below!

Kero One shares Making of “Color Theory” video

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:02 AM PDT

Kero One, a pioneer for Asian American artists, is set to release his new album ‘Color Theory‘ this summer. He’s doing what he has passion for and loves, but making music isn’t cheap. He recorded, manufactured, marketed, and distributed his last three studio albums and needs some help to fund his upcoming album using kickstarter.com which will feature Korean-American artists such as Clara C, Dumbfoundead, Jeni Suk, Myk, & Sam Ock.

Thus far he has raised nearly half of his total goal of $10,000. He has 9 days to reach the goal of $10,000, if he doesn’t meet the goal, no money changes hands and he will get nothing.

Every pledge to help achieve this goal will not go unnoticed. There will be rewards given for different pledge amounts, such as: CD’s and digital copies of Color Theory, T-shirts, records, and much more.

As a special gift for fans, Kero One shared a special Making of “Color Theory” video on YouTube.

Support Link: Kickstarter Campaign for Kero One

You can follow Kero One on Twitter or Facebook.

Wonder Girls Sohee’s style gets noticed on her way to ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:31 AM PDT

A picture of Wonder GirlsSohee in casual attire has been gathering some attention.

The picture, titled “Sohee in casual fashion on her way to ‘Music Bank’”, was uploaded on an online community site on June 15th. As the title states, the Wonder Girls member can be seen making her way to the KBS broadcasting station to shoot for Music Bank.

With her long, dark hair and black sunglasses, Sohee gives off a definite chic vibe. Her colorful, patterned shirt, black chucks, and hot pants show a hot, casual fashion sense that has left many impressed.

Netizens commented, “Sohee’s casual fashion is awesome,” “Sohee’s glowing on the way to ‘Music Bank’,” “As days go by, Sohee’s casual fashion style becomes cooler,” and “The road Sohee takes to ‘Music Bank’ has turned into a runway.

In other news, ever since the release of the Wonder Girls’ mini-album, ‘Wonder Party’, the title song ”Like This“ as well as the girls themselves have been receiving a lot of love.

Source: TVReport

Hangeng releases “Wild Cursive” MV

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:06 AM PDT

Hangeng‘s music video for “Wild Cursive” has been released.

“Wild Cursive” is the first single to be released from Hangeng’s second Chinese solo album.

Check out the previously released teaser here, and the full music video below.

Tip: LoLLiMinniE

Trailer for ‘Seven Something’ featuring 2PM’s Nichkhun released

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:40 AM PDT

The trailer for ‘Seven Something‘, an upcoming Thai film featuring 2PM‘s Nichkhun, has been released.

‘Seven Something’ is the 7th anniversary film for GTH studios. The film tells three love stories, and Nichkhun appears in one of the story arcs. Posters of the film featuring Nichkhun were previously spotted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

‘Seven Something’ is set to debut in Thailand on July 26, 2012.

Tip: Thanks to everyone who sent this tip in!

After School delay return from Japan due to typhoon

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Due to a typhoon in Japan, After School will be delaying their return to South Korea by one day.

A representative stated on the 19th, “Because of a sudden typhoon that has hit Japan, After School is [unable to return as planned]. After School was preparing to board the plane at the Osaka Kansai airport, but [the members had to] return to Tokyo, delaying their return to Korea by one day. They plan to take tomorrow afternoon’s flight instead. A media day was planned for tomorrow morning, but it’s now being adjusted to the afternoon.”

After School successfully completed their ‘Encore Playgirlz Tour‘ concert at the Tokyo Dome on the 17th, where Kahi officially announced her graduation from the group. Their upcoming album ‘Flashback‘ will be revealed on the 20th KST and will be released in stores on the 21st.

Watch this week’s ‘M! Countdown‘ for After School’s ‘Flashback’ comeback stage.

Source + Photo: Osen via Nate

Big Bang’s Taeyang and G-Dragon share the same hobby?

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:52 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Taeyang both seem to be into skateboarding these days.

Taeyang shared the above picture of him on a skateboard and tweeted, “Sk8board[ing] is fun,” on the 18th.

Fans are speculating that the figure beside him is G-Dragon as they’ve noticed that G-Dragon has been carrying around his skateboard often lately. He was spotted holding onto a skateboard at the airport when he was leaving for Japan on June 8th. In addition, a fan recently revealed pictures of Taeyang and G-Dragon visiting a board shop in Harajuku together.

Apparently, fans of Big Bang are excited that the two, who have been friends since their trainee days, are now sharing a hobby. They commented, “It’s nice to see two of Big Bang’s same-aged members getting along,” and “It can be dangerous so I want them to enjoy their hobby at a safe place.

Source+Picture: Taeyang‘s Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Yenny updates fans with adorable selca

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:25 AM PDT

On June 17th, Yenny of the Wonder Girls tweeted, “I can’t do the mission… I’ll [post] this instead,” along with the picture above.

Prior to this, one fan had requested, “Yenny! Make a heart with your arms above your head for the ending pose,” to which the idol star responded, “We already filmed last week… If we get an encore I will!

Yenny was unable to keep her promise, but she tweeted an adorable picture of herself wearing a yellow bow.

Fans commented, “A loyal girl who tries to keep promises to her fans,” and “First place after one week since comeback… Congratulations!

Source & Photo: Yenny’s Twitter

2PM draws in 96,000 fans for their ‘High Touch’ events in Japan

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:02 AM PDT

2PM‘s Japanese ‘High Touch‘ events have proven to be a success, drawing in a total of 96,000 fans.

To promote their new single ‘Beautiful‘, which was released on June 6th, 2PM held 'High Touch' events in two cities. The group held an enjoyable and memorable event in Osaka on June 9th and Makuhari Messe on June 16th.

Their new single “Beautiful” has gained much interest since it was first revealed in a commercial for Sempio Black Vinegar and 140,000 copies of their album were sold in a week. The album ranked first on Tower Record‘s weekly chart and second on the Oricon Weekly Chart, making this one of 2PM’s most successful albums in Japan.

It rained at the Osaka ‘High Touch’ event on June 9th, but 26,000 fans showed up despite the unfavorable weather.

70,000 fans were present for six and a half hours at the June 16th ‘High Touch’ event in Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture. It’s reported that the boys were moved and surprised by their fans’ warm support.

From both the Osaka and Makuhari Messe events, a total of 96,000 fans gathered for 2PM’s ‘High Touch’ meetings, making this the biggest ‘High Touch’ promotion for 2PM so far. Sadly, Taecyeon could not participate in all of the ‘High Touch’ events due to an arm injury. Instead, the staff gave Taecyeon’s trademark ‘Ock Cat’ stickers as gifts as a way for Taecyeon to send his greetings to fans.

2PM stated, “We are always grateful that many people give love and support to us and our new album. We will become a [group that] always works to their fullest. Thank you.

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T-ara’s Hyomin and Jiyeon are aliens?

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:34 AM PDT

On June 18th, T-ara‘s Hyomin tweeted the above photos with the message: ”Two aliens eating [snacks].

In the shared photos, Hyomin and Jiyeon are in the process of having their hair dyed. Fans who came across the photos also happened to get a sneak peek at the girls’ new hair colors.

Followers who saw the tweet commended their easygoing and humorous personalities upon seeing the reference to the aluminum foil on their heads and street food the two girls shared.

Fans responded, “I want to eat pig sausage and spicy rice cakes too,” and “They have such cool personalities.

In related news, T-ara is planning on making their comeback on July 3rd.

Source & Image: Hyomin’s Twitter

[Spoilers] Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung have a romantic kiss on KBS’ ‘Big’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:08 AM PDT

Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung shared a romantic kiss on the set of KBS 2TV‘s ’Big‘.

On the episode that aired June 18th KST, Seo Yoon Jae (played by Gong Yoo) and Da Ran (Lee Min Jung) took photos for their upcoming wedding. However, Da Ran, who learned that Yoon Jae would be leaving her, was noticeably devastated throughout the photo shoot.

Gil Da Ran thanked Kang Kyung Joon (Shin Won Ho), whose spirit is inside Seo Yoon Jae’s body: “Thank you for making these memories with me. With this picture, I now have a cherished memory with Yoon Jae [to look back on].

Disappointed, Kyung Joon yells, “I was the one who was holding and carrying teacher Gil, but in the end, the only person who matters is Yoon Jae.

Shortly after, Kyung Jun unexpectedly kisses Da Ran, surprising her. He then stated boldy, “This isn’t a first kiss with Seo Yoon Jae, but a first kiss with Kang Kyung Joon. Do I seem like Kang Kyung Joon now?

Source & Photo: Star News via Naver

2NE1 announces ‘New Evolution 1st World Tour’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 03:40 AM PDT

2NE1 has announced their first ever world tour ‘New Evolution‘!

‘New Evolution 1st World Tour’ will open at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea on July 28th and 29th at 6PM KST. Tickets for the Seoul concerts will be available on Gmarket starting on June 26, Tuesday at 8PM KST.

allkpop previously reported that 2NE1 will be the first girl group to hold a world tour.

Check out 2NE1′s announcement for the ‘New Evolution’ tour below.



Source: 2NE1 Facebook; 2NE1 YouTube

After School’s UEE impresses with recent shots for weight-loss brand

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 03:15 AM PDT

After School‘s UEE is being noticed once again for her flawless figure.

UEE has recently been appointed as the endorsement model for a weight-loss delicatessen brand, and a few behind-the-scenes takes from the set of the photo shoot have been shared online.

The singer wore a tight, red outfit and shorts that complemented her healthy, toned figure. Her long arms and legs in the unedited shots were also noted, and netizens could not take their eyes off her signature “honey thighs”.

In related news, UEE along with the rest of After School are preparing to make a comeback with their 5th single ‘Flashback‘ on June 21st.

Source & Photo: Sports Chosun

Yoon Jong Shin dresses up as a rocker for upcoming 015B MV

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 02:50 AM PDT

Singer Yoon Jong Shin transformed into a rocker for an upcoming 015B music video.

On June 18th, Yoon Jong Shin tweeted, “Monthly Yoon Jong Shin’s July ‘Mango Shake’ with 015B. During filming for MV. Look forward to it. Rocking July!

In the photos shared, the usually more conservatively styled singer is wearing a blonde wig with matching black sunglasses and rocker accessories to complete the look.

Followers on Twitter commented, “I can’t wait for the music video,” “His pose is kind of awkward,” and “He doesn’t look so bad with a blonde wig.

Source & Photo: Yoon Jong Shin’s Twitter

KARA’s Goo Hara reveals past photo taken with comedian Jang Dong Min

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 02:26 AM PDT

KARA‘s Goo Hara revealed a past photo she took with comedian Jang Dong Min.

On June 18th, Hara posted the photo above on her Twitter and wrote, “When I was a first year in high school, my friends and I came to Seoul to watch Gag Concert, and I was so happy that I took a picture with oppa!” After, Hara added, “It’s a picture of a cherished memory.”

In the photo, a much younger and bashful-looking Hara is wearing a modest school uniform while posing for the camera. Comedian Jang Dong Min displayed his friendly nature, kindly wrapping his arms around Hara and her friend.

Fans commented, “Interesting,” “She has been pretty since high school,” and “The tables have turned now.

Source: Hara‘s Twitter

[Update] ZE:A releases new ‘Fighting’ teaser for comeback

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 02:00 AM PDT

ZE:A has released a new ‘Fighting Dance’ teaser in anticipation of their comeback on July 4th KST.

The group revealed earlier they would be streaming a comeback showcase for international fans on June 3rd, 7:30 PM KST. ZE:A also previously released preview tracks from their upcoming second album, ‘Spectacular‘, including a new preview of  ”Love is Gone“.

Check out the “funny version” of their fighting dance, version two, and the original dance below.

Funny Version

Version 2

Original “Fighting Dance”

G.NA’s legs leave fans in awe

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 01:43 AM PDT

Singer G.NA hinted at a new hairstyle in a recent tweet.

G.NA posted on the 18th, “My hair’s transformation soon to be revealed keke,” along with the photo above.

In the picture, the singer can be seen resting on a salon chair as she waits for her new style change. What especially seemed to catch the attention of fans was G.NA’s long, slender legs.

Fans commented, “I’m looking forward to it,” “Your legs are so beautiful,” and “Unni, I’m looking forward to your new hair, but more than that… your legs.”

In related news, G.NA is currently promoting her song “2HOT“.

Source & Photo: G.NA’s Twitter

Shinhwa’s ID photos attract attention

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 01:22 AM PDT

ID photos of the six Shinhwa members have been attracting much attention online.

The screen captures were recently posted on an online community bulletin board with the title, "Shinhwa’s ID Photos”.

The photos of the younger Shinhwa members were first seen on the March 17th broadcast of jTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘.

The captions read, “These people who live as [first generation] idols [in order to conceal their secret identity]… we call them humanity’s last hope.

Netizens who saw Shinhwa’s photos commented, “I wonder when these photos were taken,” “They looked so innocent,” and “The Shinhwa members look beautiful in their ID photos. They really shine.

Source & Image: TVDaily