Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Jo Kwon releases trailer for “I’M DA ONE”" plus 19 more

"Jo Kwon releases trailer for “I’M DA ONE”" plus 19 more


Jo Kwon releases trailer for “I’M DA ONE”

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 09:08 AM PDT

2AM member and now soloist Jo Kwon has revealed a trailer for his upcoming title track, “I’M DA ONE“!

Much like G-Dragon in “Fantastic Baby“, Jo Kwon can be seen sitting on a throne in front of his adoring fans.

His album will be dropping on the 25th and will be available in two versions, the pop-art style, ‘I’m Da One’, and the dark charisma style, ‘Animal‘.

2AM’s Seulong & Changmin release duet track for ‘Dr. Jin’ OST

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:34 AM PDT

2AM members Changmin and Seulong have participated in the OST for MBC drama ‘Dr. Jin‘.

The OST track “The Road of Tears” is a song which consists of a splendid string melody that amplifies the appeals of the their vocals. It is the next track to be released for the ‘Dr. Jin’ OST after Kim Jaejoong‘s “Living Like A Dream” and Zia‘s “Will You Come“.

The song was composed by singer/songwriter Kwon Tae Eun who participated as a music director for Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea, while the lyrics were penned by Choi Jae Woo, the mastermind behind the OST for ‘Secret Garden‘ as well as ‘Bad Guy‘.

This is the third OST that Changmin has participated in, after “Like A Fool” from ‘Personal Preference‘, as well as “Can’t I Love You” for ‘Dream High‘ which he sang with fellow member Jinwoon.

On the other hand, this is the first OST in two years for member Seulong.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Naver

2BIC releases MV for “LOVE AGAIN” ft. Ailee

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:13 AM PDT

Duo group 2BIC has released their new Music Video for “LOVE AGAIN” and the track features rookie sensation Ailee!

2BiC’s new song “Love Again” consists of hearty R&B and hip hop, and an electronic piano was used as the main instrument to create a more rhythmical sound to effectively showcases the harmony of the two vocals. It is a mainstream song that is easy for anyone to sing along with. One of 2012′s hottest rookie singers Ailee has also lent her voice on the track, further perfecting the overall sound of the song.

Check out the MV below!

Gang Kiz releases “MAMA” MV

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:06 AM PDT

Gang Kiz has released their music video for “MAMA“!

“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.

Check out the full “MAMA” music video below.

Yoo Jae Suk gifted fellow comedians Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook tablet PCs

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT

It has been revealed that MC Yoo Jae Suk gifted fellow comedians Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook tablet PCs.

On the latest recording of MBC‘s ‘Infinite Girls‘, the two ladies showed off their close friendship with the nation’s MC saying that he had gifted them with tablet PCs in return for performing with him on ‘Infinite Challenge‘.

Last year, Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook guested on the ‘I Am a Singer in My Own Way‘ special of ‘Infinite Challenge’. They partnered up with Yoo Jae Suk, and the three put on a spectacular disco performance of “A Gull Suffering From Heat“, earning much praise from viewers.

In related news, the cast members of ‘Infinite Girls’ participated in a shouting competition in the middle of Seoul for the upcoming episode, which will air on June 24th at 5:20PM KST on MBC.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

KARA Gyuri’s character offered R-rated movie deal on ‘Reckless Family’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:05 AM PDT

On the recent filming of MBC‘s ’Reckless Family‘, KARA Gyuri‘s character received an offer to star in a R-rated film.

Gyuri, who appears on the sitcom as the hallyu star daughter of Lee Han Wi and Ahn Moon Sook, and her family are excited when she receives a movie offer, but things turn amiss when they find out that she would have to bare skin for a scene in the film.

Her mother Ahn Moon Sook is against her daughter accepting the role, while Gyuri and her father disagree with her.

‘Reckless Family’ is a sitcom that features impromptu skits around the concept of “family”. This episode will air on the 24th at 11:10PM KST on MBC.

Source + Photo: Osen

Kim Heechul selected as the ‘prettiest’ male idol

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:36 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul was selected as the “prettiest” male idol by netizens.

Recently, the results of  an online poll asking voters to choose which male idol they thought was prettier than the average female were revealed.

Although Kim Heechul was up against a lot of other attractive, “flower boy” contenders, he was still able to come out on top.

Heechul was up against other beautiful celebrities, such as Shin Hyesung, JYJ‘s Kim Jaejoong, Kim Hyun Joong, Yoo Ho Suk, F.T. Island‘s Lee Hongki, INFINITE‘s L, Jang Geun Suk, and SHINee‘s Taemin.

Netizens who saw the results of the poll commented, “There are so many male celebrities who are prettier than girls,” “Do girls have to be jealous of boys now?” and “Of course Kim Heechul, he gets prettier every time I see him.

Source & Image: TVReport via Naver

Yoo Jae Suk voted as the celebrity most likely to survive a ‘time slip’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:05 AM PDT

With themes of time travel being the trend in Korean dramas, community portal site DC Inside conducted a poll asking its users which celebrity they think would have no problem surviving in any era.

The poll, which was held between June 12th to 19th, showed a large victory for the “nation’s MC” Yoo Jae Suk, who received 1,106 (33.8%) out of 3,268 total votes. Yoo Jae Suk has displayed his sense of humor and quick wit on SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘ and MBC‘s ‘Infinite Challenge‘. With his kindness and strong sense of integrity, Yoo Jae Suk is bound to receive love wherever he goes and quickly adapt to new surroundings.

Following the nation’s MC was comedian Kim Byung Man with a total of 605 (18.5%) votes. Kim Byung Man revealed his bravery in the popular skit ‘Expert‘ on KBS‘ ‘Gag Concert‘. The comedian is now a member of the crew in SBS’ ‘Laws of the Jungle 2‘, on which he shows viewers a tough survival instinct while the cast navigates remote locations.

Third place went to MC and former wrestler, Kang Ho Dong, with a total of 503 (15.4%) votes. From 2007 to 2011, Kang Ho Dong guided KBS’ ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ as the main host and is loved by many for his sincerity and comical communication skills.

Other celebrities who made the list include Leessang‘s Gary, entertainer Noh Hong Chul, and actor Cha Tae Hyun.

Source: bnt News via Nate

G.NA and 4minute take a train ride to?

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:35 AM PDT

4minute and fellow labelmate G.NA went on a trip by train.

On the morning of June 20th, G.NA tweeted during the train ride, “Today, I rode the KTX train and went on a trip with our 4minute baby girls! You must be curious about where we’re going, right?!! Keke, it’s been a while since we’ve all been together like this~ ^^.

Along with the cheerful update, G.NA attached a picture (above) of herself goofing around with the 4minute members.

She wasn’t the only one enthusiastic about the trip. 4minute’s maknae Sohyun posted a photo with a sleepy HyunA in the background along with the message, “Where do you think we’re going, riding on the KTX train~~~??? [Look, it's] the sno~~ring Hyuna unni~~^^!!!!! Ke.

Jihyun, took a simple, cute selca of herself at the train station and posted, “This feeling of riding the KTX train~~. The unni who is ’2Hot’ these days and our 4-4-4-4-4minute [members] are going around in today’s nice weather. [Our] destination [is a] secret!! Sh.

Fans commented, “4minute and G.NA [act] like they’re sisters,” and “Where are you going? Let’s go together.

Source: G.NA’s Twitter, Sohyun’s Twitter, and Jihyun’s Twitter

Dynamic Duo and Simon D featured for ’2012 Poolside Party’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:06 AM PDT

Hip Hop artists Dynamic Duo and Simon D will be holding an exciting summer party by a pool.

Dynamic Duo and Simon D will hold a concert for two days on July 20th and 21st at the Walker Hill Hotel in Seoul titled ‘2012 Poolside Party.’

‘Poolside Party’ started back in the year 2000 with DJ DOC, and since then, many popular artists such as Cool, MC Mong, Uhm Jung Hwa, and Epik High have performed. Tickets are reported to have sold out six years in a row. Local trendsetters have had a positive reaction to the concert, and it’s gaining a reputation as a unique, “mature” summer concert.

The concert this year is subtitled ‘Dynamic Summer’ and features Dynamic Duo and Simon D as ‘TripleD’.

A staff member with the show stated, “This concert will be an [escape for people], and we’re planning an unimaginable stage that will satisfy concert-goers 200%.

Source: Sports Seoul via Naver

f(x)’s Luna imitates a crying doll

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:37 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Luna shared an adorable photo of herself imitating the face of a crying doll.

On June 20th, Luna attached the above photo and posted to me2day, “Hey everyone, is my facial expression similar to the doll’s? Papaya and watermelon grenita. The members and I are having a drink day today. A really hot summer is coming. Hot summer, Electric Shock.”

Fans who saw her photo commented, “Cute,” “Are you sure you copied the doll’s expression?” and “The new song is really good.

In related news, f(x) claimed first on this week’sM! Countdown‘ with “Electric Shock“.

Source & Image: Luna’s me2day

f(x) wins #1 + performances from June 21st’s ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:06 AM PDT

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode full of exciting performances!

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

Verbal Jint also held their comeback stage with “You Deserve Better“.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between the Wonder Girls, f(x), and Hyungdon & Daejun, but in the end, it was f(x) who clinched the win tonight with "Electric Shock“!

Congratulations to f(x) on their 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included Baek Ji Young, Wonder Girls, Lee Hyun (8eight), U-KISS, f(x), INFINITE, Dal Shabet, B1A4, Boyfriend, M.I.B, MYNAME, JJ Project, A-JAX, and Hyungdon & Daejun.

Check out the performances below:

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After School makes a sexy comeback with “Flashback” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 03:29 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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Actress Hwang In Young showed up for radio show despite car accident

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 03:10 AM PDT

Actress Hwang In Young showed up for her live radio broadcast despite being involved in a car accident the same day.

On the morning of June 20th, Hwang In Young was at a gas station waiting for her car to fill up when a dump truck crashed into her car. On the same day, Hwang In Young was scheduled in the evening for her live radio broadcast, ‘Hwang In Young’s Music Lounge‘.

Hwang In Young stated, “I feel as if there are a lot of people who were shocked upon hearing the news of my accident. I came [to work] because it wasn’t a big accident, and I wasn’t hurt that much. I made it here, but my condition isn’t that great. [I learned that] car accidents aren’t easy to deal with. The process of handling the aftermath of the accident is complicated.”

Hwang In Young was taken to a nearby hospital shortly after the accident. She was found to not have sustained any major injuries after a comprehensive test.

Source & Image: Sports Seoul via Naver

Son Dam Bi grabs a meal with actress Shin Ae

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 02:42 AM PDT

Son Dam Bi tweeted on June 20th, “Munched on a lot of greasy food,” along with the picture with actress Shin Ae above.

It seems the two stars are good friends as Son Dam Bi also attended Shin Ae’s 31st birthday celebration this past March.

Fans commented, “Son Dam Bi and Shin Ae are pretty,” “Shin Ae looks good even [when it's a] close-up [shot],” and “When is Shin Ae coming back?

Source & Photo: Son Dam Bi’s Twitter

Jay Park takes a photo with Blush after ‘APAHM Tour’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 02:09 AM PDT

A photo of Jay Park posing with the ladies of Blush was recently shared online.

Asian-American girl group Blush opened for Jay Park’s ‘APAHM Tour‘ in LA and San Francisco this past May. The two acts took a snapshot together backstage.

The ‘APAHM TOUR’ was put on by Verizon to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The biggest cultural icons are carefully selected each year as the headliners and participating artists for the show.

Jay Park was the featured artist for 2012, which is the fifth year the tour has taken place. He put on 10 shows in 4 cities, including Washington DC, NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Blush is made up of members Victoria Chan, Natsuko Danjo, Angeli Flores, Ji Hae Lee, and Alisha Budhrani. Soon after their debut, the girls’ hit song “Undivided” featuring hip hop star Snoop Dogg claimed #3 on the Billboard Dance Chart, and their second single “Dance On” topped the chart at #1.

Source & Image : OSEN via Nate

Shinji updates her fans with a recent picture

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Singer Shinji tweeted on June 20th, ”Going to [host an event] in Soon Chun~ The weather keeps playing around. It rains, then it’s sunny, then it’s cloudy, and then it’s clear again. Have a fun, delightful day today,” along with the picture above.

In the picture, Shinji is looking stunning with her smokey eye makeup and pastel nail polish.

Fans commented, “I’m noticing the couple ring,” “She looks good with short hair,” and “Did she match her eye color with her hair color?

Source & Photo: Shinji’s Twitter

Jang Woo Hyuk prepares a thoughtful gift for delivery man

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 01:18 AM PDT

Singer Jang Woo Hyuk‘s thoughtful nature was noticed by a lucky delivery man.

The photo above (right) surfaced on the homepage of a lunchbox company on June 19th with the message: “Last week as we made our first delivery, singer Jang Woo Hyuk presented our delivery man with quite an unexpected gift. Jang Woo Hyuk had placed an autographed CD in the bag the delivery man was bringing back with him, and hung it on the door knob. A box of red ginseng drink was also placed next to it on the floor. Our delivery guy was so touched, he took a picture and sent it to us early in the morning. We are extremely touched.

Jang Woo Hyuk has been known to take care of those around him. The news only further touched the hearts of H.O.T fans as former member Kangta also recently gifted his delivery man with a bowl of pasta he had personally made.

Fans responded, “He’s so kind, that warms my heart,” “The epitome of friendly,” “Sensible celebrity,” and more.

In related news, Jang Woo Hyuk received a positive response in China for his recently concluded drama series, ‘Secret Angel‘.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate

Simon D takes a photo with his “father” Park Myung Soo

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 12:50 AM PDT

Rapper Simon D and comedian Park Myung Soo took a friendly photo together.

On June 20th, Simon D tweeted, “It’s been a while since I’ve seen my father,” jokingly referring to the comedian as his “father”.

Fans commented, “It’s even funnier that they look so intimate,” “I see that Park Myung Soo and Simon D are still contacting one another,” and “Simon D is cute.

Both stars were cast members on MBC‘s ‘Hot Brothers‘ in 2010.

Source & Photo: Simon D’s official Twitter

After School releases making-of for “Flashback” MV

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 12:26 AM PDT

Making-of footage for After School‘s “Flashback” music video has been released!

"Flashback" marks After School's first promotions without member and former leader Kahi, as well as the entrance of new member Ga Eun.

Watch the original music video here, the making-of below, and be on the lookout for allkpop‘s coverage of After School’s debut “Flashback” performance on today’s ‘M! Countdown‘.

Source: Naver Music
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