Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Jo Kwon releases “Animal” & English “Just a Kiss” from solo album!" plus 19 more

"Jo Kwon releases “Animal” & English “Just a Kiss” from solo album!" plus 19 more


Jo Kwon releases “Animal” & English “Just a Kiss” from solo album!

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT

2AM‘s sweetheart Jo Kwon has just released not one, but two songs off his upcoming solo album, ‘I’m Da One‘! The two releases, “Animal” and “Just a Kiss”, already have fans raving as the powerful singer delivers yet again.

With an edgy electronic beat and addictive melody, “Animal” is the perfect song to polish off your summer party soundtrack. If you still had any second thoughts before, this track will wash away any doubts could have about this idol’s undeniable fierceness.

In contrast, “Just a Kiss” is an English ballad that features a beautiful instrumental and lyrics about being saved from the dark by a lover. As expected, Jo Kwon’s ballad voice carries the song.

Jo Kwon’s album ‘I’m Da One’ will contain 10 songs in total and be released in full on June 25th; check out the full tracklist & purchase “Animal” & “Just a Kiss” on MelOn or Olleh Music.

Listen to the songs below, you’re missing out if you don’t!

After School’s Jooyeon shares a fierce selca with UEE

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT


After School‘s charismatically sexy comeback concept has got heads turning for miles, and fans have been delighted to catch an extra glimpse of the members as they drum up for their upcoming return. Member Jooyeon upload a new photo on her Twitter today with UEE, which has fans reeling from the ladies’ fierce looks.

After School’s encore concert will start soon in Japan!!!^^” Jooyeon tweeted, “Will be back to make a Korean music comeback next week!! Next to me is my groupmate UEE, I’m sorry“. Dressed in black with studded accessories, the actress-singer duo poses backstage, and although UEE’s face is obscured with a caption, the intensity of Jooyeon’s gaze is enough to make up for the two.

Fans have left a series of replies on Twitter, including, “Best wishes on your encore concert in Japan,” ”Can’t wait for this comeback!!” and, “Jooyeon looks so good without full bangs!

After School has been lauded for going back to its sexy roots with a sophisticated touch, and will be making its comeback next week with “Flashback”. Let us know what you think in the comments down below!

Source: Twitter

f(x)’s Victoria emerges as MVP of ’100 Million Quiz Show’

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 07:36 AM PDT

After appearing on the ‘100 Million Quiz Show‘ with fellow f(x) member Luna, it’s been revealed that leader Victoria made it to the top as the episode’s sole MVP!

As its name suggests, this game show quizzes a cast of guest with difficult questions as the contestants compete to win. This time, Victoria gained MVP status by reaching the final round and answering all questions correctly.

This marks Victoria as SM Entertainment’s second idol to reach MVP status on the show recently, as Girls’ Generation maknae Seohyun impressed viewers with a victory of her own on May 18th last month.

Big Bang’s “Monster” is their fourth song to reach over 10 million views this year

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 06:48 AM PDT

On June 17th, Big Bang‘s music video for “Monster” reached over 10 million views on Youtube.

This is Big Bang’s fourth music video to reach over 10 million views on Youtube just this year alone. Previously, Big Bang’s “Blue“, “Fantastic Baby“, and “Bad Boy” have also all reached over 10 million views.

This is an even more impressive feat considering that they have not participated in any promotional activities for the album. Big Bang is currently in Japan for their worldwide tour ‘Alive Tour 2012′, by which they will subsequently move on to others parts of Asia and America.

Big Bang received positive attention from all over the world by appearing on many countries Itunes charts including the United States, England, France, Brazil and several Asian countries. In addition, Big Bang received several music awards both domestically and internationally.

In related news, Big Bang further proved their immense popularity by  attracting over 255,000 fans in Japan, for their world tour and selling 50,000 tickets in just 30 seconds in Indonesia.

 

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Netizens concerned over Ayumi’s “too-thin” body

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 06:17 AM PDT

Fans have expressed their concern for former Sugar member Ayumi‘s overly-thin body.

On June 15th, Ayumi posted the above photos on her Twitter and wrote, “I am in paradise“.

In the released photos, Ayumi snapped a picture of the beautiful scenery of the ocean and showed off her beauty wearing a white tank top with her hair tied-up. However, fans were more concerned over Ayumi’s thin face and extremely frail and skinny arms, remarking that they pity her.

Her followers commented, “I don’t think she looks sexy, I feel sorry for her” and “Where is your paradise?“.

In related news, Ayumi recently revealed that she is planning to make a comeback in Korea.

 

Source & Image: Ilgan Sports

Lee Min Jung looking beautiful in her wedding dress for ‘Big’

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 05:02 AM PDT

Still shots of Lee Min Jung in a wedding dress from KBS2TV‘s ‘Big‘ have been revealed.

Lee Min Jung, who has starred in both dramas and movies with her feminine image, has once again captured the attention of male fans with her quirky personality as Gil Da Ran in ‘Big’.

Although Gil Da Ran was involved in a confusing mess, in which her fiancee Seo Yoon Jae (played by Gong Yoo) switched bodies with the high school teenager, Kang Kyung Joon (played by Shin Won Ho) in a car accident, she showed off her motherly side by warmly caring for Kyung Joon. In addition, Gil Da Ran took her wedding photos with Kang Kyung Joon’s soul still in Seo Yoon Jae’s body.

Fans who saw Lee Min Jung’s wedding stills commented, “That’s Lee Min Jung for you“, “She’s so pretty. She’s the prettiest bride I have ever seen” and “Just looking at her makes my heart flutter. Lee Min Jung is a goddess“.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Lena Park reveals she has adjusted well to Korean culture

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 04:03 AM PDT

It seems Lena Park (Park Jung Hyun) has fully adjusted to Korean culture.

On the June 16th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘, singing goddess Lena Park went on a guerilla date.

Lena Park revealed, “Because I was unfamiliar with Korean culture, I just formally greeted people here and there. But now if a hoobae doesn’t formally greet me, I think, ‘Why doesn’t he or she greet me?””, hilariously showing her Korean mindset.

Meanwhile, Lena Park has come back after a 3 year hiatus with her 8th album, ‘PARALLAX‘, which will be released on the 19th. Lena Park will also start her nationwide tour starting in Gimhae on the 23rd and 24th and will be performing in 10 cities until September.

Source + image(s): Newsen via Nate

G.NA talks about her ideal man

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 03:45 AM PDT

On the June 16th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Quiz That Changes The World‘, singer G.NA revealed her ideal type of man.

G.NA shockingly stated, “I am the type who is more attracted to bad boys than nice boys. I feel like if he is too nice, there will be a lot of girls around him, which is why I am more attracted to bad boys.

Upon hearing G.NA’s confession, Ahn Moon Sook also revealed, “I am also more attracted to bad boys“.

To these two young women’s confessions, the older and more mature MC Park Mi Sun and Lee Kyung Shil gave their wise words. Park Mi Sun stated, “Bad boys are like unhealthy food. It may taste good, but it isn’t good for you“, to which Lee Kyung Shil added, “As time passes by, you will realize the preciousness of nice boys“.

In related news, G.NA, Yoo Hyun Sang, Huh Gak, Son Jin Young, Sean Lee, and MYNAME‘s Gunwoo showed off their volubility in this broadcast of ‘Quiz That Changes The World’.

 

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Kim Jong Kook eats at the speed of light after an intense work out

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 02:54 AM PDT

A photo of Kim Jong Kook eating at light speed was shared online, causing a great deal of laughter.

On June 15th, Mighty Mouth‘s Sangchu shared the photo below via his official Twitter page and wrote, “A sneaky photo of Kim Jong Kook eating duck and chicken after a work out! I’m posting this without portrait rights! I’m dead! But hyung, you look like you’re so hungry, you’re eating stolen food in secret. Why are you acting like this, you’re Sparta-Kook.”

Different from his capable and intimidating ‘Sparta-Kook’ image on ‘Running Man‘, a more casual Kim Jong Kook was captured eating his dinner at light speed. 

Netizens got a good laugh out of the photo and responded, “Must’ve been really hungry“, “He’s got a rather cute side to him“, and “It’s been so long since I’ve laughed this hard.”

 

Source & Image : TVDaily via Nate

Solbi shows off her new smokin’ body

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 02:00 AM PDT

Solbi‘s voluptuous body was recently shown through twitter.

On June 15th, a friend of Solbi posted on her twitter saying, “Solbi unni is a voluptuous woman! When I met her yesterday I asked her why she was tired and she said it was because she worked out. She is so charming while having fun learning different things. I’m envious“, along with the picture above.

The picture shows off Solbi in a black tube top and her amazing body.

Netizens commented, “Solbi lost a lot of weight.” and “She’s so sexy.

Source and Picture: Solbi’s Twitter

The Wonder Girls win the ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + performances from June 17th!

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 01:06 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic Lee Jong Suk, and special MC guests, Woohyun of INFINTIE and Sulli of f(x)!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, boy group Boyfriend held their comeback stage with their retro title track "Love Style".

The five ladies of f(x) also shocked the audience with their comeback track "Electric Shock".

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: A Pink, B1A4, G.NA, TEEN TOP, INFINITE, Baek Ji Young and the Wonder Girls!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was Wonder Girls for "Like This". Congratulations Wonder Girls!

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As for the 'Take 7', check out their performances below:

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Other performances from tonight included: Kim Jang Hoon, Hello Venus, JJ Project, December, A-JAX, Heo Young Saeng, EXO-K, U-KISS, Dal Shabet, and Tritops!

Check them out below!

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f(x) lights up the stage with “Electric Shock” and “Jet” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 01:01 AM PDT

The ladies of f(x) have released their newest EP 'Electric Shock'.

The album was released for digital consumption on June 10th (KST) and contains six total tracks: "Electric Shock", "Jet", "Zig Zag", "Beautiful Stranger", "Love Hate", and "Let's Try". The music video for "Electric Shock" has been raking in views as well.

In order to commemorate their comeback stage special, the girls performed both "Electric Shock" and their follow-up track "Jet".

Check both out below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's exciting performances here (coming soon)!

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Boyfriend returns to ‘Inkigayo’ with “Love Style”!

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 12:48 AM PDT

After kicking off their Korean comeback preparations with the release of a floral teaser image, as well as a video teaser featuring the boys' new "downtown hipster" look, idol group Boyfriend has officially released their new SWEETUNE-produced track, "Love Style"!

The melody of the new track is dynamic and fresh, and the guitar riffs give the song a unique sound that makes it hard to forget. The addictive dance tracks’ lyrics uncover the 'love styles' of the 6 members who say that they are willing to do anything for the person they love, even if it means stealing the stars from the sky.

The boys took the stage on today's broadcast of 'Inkigayo', and put on a memorable comeback stage for fans to enjoy.

Check out Boyfriend as they perform "Love Style" and "One Day" decked out in adorable outfits below! And stay tuned to allkpop for the rest of today's performances (coming soon)!

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T-ara’s Hyomin rocks an ultra sexy outfit on a motorcycle

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 11:12 PM PDT

T-ara member, Hyomin recently surprised her fans by uploading a shocking photo that depicts her ‘bad girl’ side.

On June 16th, the idol uploaded two shots from her MV set and wrote, “Shooting ‘Day by Day‘ music video at the moment~Today’s scene involves a bike^^

Sporting bright red hair and a hot looking outfit, reminiscent of Tomb Raider‘s costume, Hyomin looks completely different from her usual self. The idol is more known for her cute and innocent image, but she definitely proved she’s got more than just aegyo.

Stunned fans flocked her with comments including, “OMG, unnie you’re so cool!” “Fantastic Baby!” and “Sexy~

Are you guys digging her new style?

Source + Photos: T-ara Hyomin’s Twitter

 

 

SISTAR’s Hyorin under fire for criticizing ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 10:34 PM PDT

An online community board recently posted screen captures of SISTAR during an interview on one of Mnet‘s TV programs. The post has received explosive attention from netizens as they shared mixed reactions towards Hyorin‘s comments about Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘.

On June 15th, a user uploaded the screen captures along with the title, “SISTAR’s Hyorin directly dissed a broadcaster“. According to the captions on the screen captures, Hyorin answered, “Well, they never give 1st place [to us]” and “A broadcaster that doesn’t understand SISTAR’s feelings?” when asked, “What is ‘M! Countdown’ to SISTAR?” Member Dasom also chipped in by saying, “A strict broadcaster?

After reading the post, some online visitors commented, “Hyorin is cute. I guess they never won 1st place at ‘M! Countdown’. Soyu looks worried? How cute“, “I like Hyorin“, and “They said it for laughs. Calm down“.

However, some thought Hyorin spoke before thinking twice and commented, “Honestly, I think they have become a little arrogant after getting popular“, “This is considered cute? That pose looks arrogant to me“, and “It’s good to be careful with words that could mislead people.”

Do you think the girls went too far, or are online users blowing this up unnecessarily?

Source + Photos: Sports Seoul via Nate

JYJ’s Junsu wraps up successful concert in Indonesia with 2,500 attendees

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 10:06 PM PDT

JYJ‘s Kim Junsu recently wrapped up a successful concert in Indonesia, interacting with 2,500 lucky fans who attended the event.

On June 16th, Junsu held his concert, ‘XIA’s first Asian Tour in Indonesia‘ and gave a crowd rocking performance for two whole hours. Along with his title track, “Tarantallegra“, Junsu also performed “Even though you already know“, “I hate love“, “Fever“, “Set me Free“, and more.

Furthermore, there was a talk show where Junsu shared some new phrases he learned. “I am XIA. Is everyone having a good time? I love you“, he said in Indonesian.

After completing the live concert, Junsu expressed astonishment at his high popularity in the country. “I can’t believe I am singing in Indonesia. All of the credit goes to the fans. I was able to hold a good concert despite it being my first time in the country. I’m thankful. I promise that I will come back”, he said.

Junsu is scheduled to continue his Asia Tour with the third installment in Taiwan on the 23rd.

Source + Photos: Osen

 

G.NA has a selca party at MBC’s ‘Music Core’

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 09:33 PM PDT

K-POP diva, G.NA recently updated her Twitter blog with some hot photos taken backstage at MBC‘s ‘Music Core.’

On June 16th, the hot idol uploaded three 4-set selcas along with the quote, “Ah! A selca party at Music Core today!! With my manager unnie, Hye Jung and our sexy dance team..<3 I raised my hair bangs for the first time in a while..I look different huh??^^

Posing like a Korean goddess, G.NA emits beauty and grace as she smiles naturally in front of the camera. Her co-workers seem like they are having fun as well.

Fans embraced her photos and commented, “How can one face have so much charm?” “Her V-line looks so sharp” and “She’s got it all -looks, voice, and body!

 

Source + Photos: G.NA’s Twitter

 

Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha snaps a photo with her co-stars in ‘Light and Shadow’

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 08:51 PM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha (as Lee Hye Bin) recently revealed a photo she took with her co-stars, Cho Tae Su (as Kim Rae Ha) and Yang Dong Chul (as Ryu Dam) on the set of MBC‘s drama ‘Light and Shadow‘.

On June 16th, the singer-actress tweeted the photo above and wrote, “Ryu Dam oppa (right) ruined the photo. Euhaha.”

The photo shows Narsha resting her arms on both actors’ shoulders. Each are striking a chic pose except for Yang Dong Chul, who’s seen flashing a bright smile for the camera.

Lee Hye Bin, who was selected as the new CF model for a duck chain restaurant, appeared on the June 11th episode of ‘Light and Shadow’ wearing a duck costume, bringing much laughter to viewers.

Fans who came across the photos have commented, “Narsha looks so cute wearing that duck costume“, “Sexy Reusha“, and more.

Check out Narsha’s adorable CF in the drama below!

Source: Narsha’s Twitter

Gil comments on being ‘the unfunny character’

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 07:44 PM PDT

Gil confessed his honest thoughts about being on variety shows.

Leessang‘s Gil appeared on the episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘ that aired on June 15th and shared his thoughts on being ‘the unfunny character’ on variety shows.

MC Yoo Hee Yeol joked that “Gil isn’t much fun on variety shows. However, he goes around announcing that he is ‘the Almighty’ of the music industry.”

In response Gil said, “I do wish I could be funny when I go on variety shows..” and then pretended to shed tears. He especially elicited a lot of laughter by taking off his sunglasses to wipe his tears and then pretending to stab his eye with the sunglasses.

He added, “I am thankful that I even inherited Hyeong-don‘s position of being the unfunny character. If I keep practicing, I wonder if I will be able to be naturally funny in the future without having to try” and “I have been at it for about 7 years. The hyungs told me that I need at least 10 years of experience.”

Source & Image: Nate

Jang Geun Suk reveals his newly permed and dyed hair

Posted: 16 Jun 2012 06:54 PM PDT

Jang Geun Suk has been attracting attention for his new stylish hairstyle.

On June 14th, Jang Geun Suk attached the above photo and wrote, “It’s finally time to go to Korea. Go to Incheon right now!“.

He can be seen sporting newly permed and dyed hair as well as chic airport fashion.

Followers who saw his photo commented, “There isn’t a hairstyle in this world that doesn’t suit you“, and “Whatever you do is fashionable“.

In related news, Jang Geun Suk will begin his solo concert starting in July. His first concert will be held in Seoul, then he will subsequently go on to perform in Japan, China, and parts of Southeast Asia.

Source & Image: Korea Times via Nate and Jang Geun Suk’s Twitter