Monday, June 4, 2012

"Matoki introduces bunny Jokomato with B.A.P member Youngjae" plus 19 more

"Matoki introduces bunny Jokomato with B.A.P member Youngjae" plus 19 more


Matoki introduces bunny Jokomato with B.A.P member Youngjae

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT

Last week, the Facebook page of B.A.P‘s official mascot Matoki opened.

The first Matoki bunny introduced was Shishimato who was paired up with B.A.P member Bang Yong Guk. A second bunny named Tatsmato introduced himself and he was paired with member Himchan along with a third bunny named Dadamato who was paired with member Jongup. Now, the fourth bunny named Jokomato has been introduced and he is paired with member Youngjae.

Jokomato is a self proclaimed genius but unfortunately he’s a bit slow on the dance moves.

You can check out the Facebook page here.

Tip: Mir Usako

U-KISS releases Special Album ‘THE SPECIAL TO KISSME’

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:19 AM PDT

U-KISS has released their special album, ‘THE SPECIAL TO KISSME‘!

Idol group U-KISS who made their return to the Korean music industry after releasing their sixth mini-album ‘DORA DORA‘ back in April of 2012 has also just dropped their first special album, ‘THE SPECIAL TO KISSME’.

Their title song “Believe” is an upbeat, exciting track that displays the members’ unique musical styles, as well as their growth. The lyrics sing of a determined man who wants to change so that the woman he loves will no longer be hurt by his actions. Ahead of releasing their title song, the boys also unveiled subtrack “Te Amo“, a song by producing team ‘BEATAMIN‘ made up of Nassun & ZENA FAKTERI. The powerful and refreshing track featuring the echoes of the saxophone leave listeners feeling as though they’ve escaped to a trendy Latin nightclub.

You can check out the iTunes preview of the tracks below and remember to support by purchasing the music.

The album will available on iTunes here (currently unavailable in the US). You can purchase the physical album on YesAsia.

T-ara’s Dani starts a new life in Korea

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 07:47 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Dani has concluded her life in the States so she can focus on her future activities in Korea as a member of T-ara.

On June 4th, a representative of Core Contents Media stated, “T-ara’s new member, Dani, grew up in the United States ever since she was four years old. However, she will now be residing in Korea to focus on practicing and become active as a member of T-ara.”

Dani is said to be practicing choreography and rapping for nearly 7 hours a day to improve her skills. In addition, she is said to be spending time with her parents by visiting various places in Korea to learn more about Korea’s culture before her official debut.

Meanwhile, Dani will be featuring in T-ara’s new music video which is scheduled to release in July. She will officially join T-ara’s activities in December.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

TEEN TOP releases dance version for “To You” MV

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:40 AM PDT

A few days ago TEEN TOP released the music video for “To You“, now the dance version of their MV has been released through their official Youtube channel.

The music video showcases their flawless choreography, perfectly synchronized to the beat of the song.

Check it out below to learn the steps!

Tip: Thanks mbraandt!

JYJ’s Yoochun seriously considered adopting a younger sister over the past two years

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:24 AM PDT

On June 4th, JYJ‘s Yoochun was interviewed at a restaraunt in Kangnam, in which he shockingly revealed, “I really love daughters. My mother and I seriously considered adopting a younger sister.

During the start of the interview, Yoochun could not conceal his excitement at the mention of Kim So Hyun, the child actress who played the young Sena on SBS‘s ‘Rooftop Prince‘. Yoochun stated, “She is so cute. I want a younger sister or daughter like her. I really do love daughters.

Fans were very curious as to how Yoochun and So Hyun have such a close relationship, in which they hold numerous conversations over Twitter, even though they have never had a scene together in ‘Rooftop Prince’. To this, Yoochun explained, “There were many times when our waiting rooms were close by or times when we shared the same waiting room. Therefore, So Hyun and I saw each other a lot . I spent a lot of time with So Hyun because the waiting time [for 'Rooftop Prince'] was long. So Hyun would come find me first and bring me food to eat and ask to take pictures together. It was really cute”.

Furthermore, Yoochun revealed his past consideration of adopting a younger sister and stated, ”Whenever I went to welfare buildings or shelters for children to volunteer or make a donation, I was heartbroken when I saw the children. I also have memories of when I went through a difficult period because I lived away from my family, but I feel like those children must be having a much more difficult time. I wanted to give someone as much love as I can, which is why I considered adoption for the past two years. It was a serious dilemma for me.

The interviewer stated that Yoochun’s smiling face turned serious in an instant when he discussed the reason for not following through with the adoption. Yoochun stated, “I felt that a celebrity is a profession in which you cannot give all your love to one person. I gave up the decision to adopt because I felt like it would be an irresponsible act.

Subsequently after discussing the topic of marriage with Yoochun, the interviewer wrote, “He is giving much thought about marriage, which is why I think he said that he will publicly reveal his relationship if he starts to date this time. With dating and marriage in mind, Yoochun wants to meet her in a sincere manner. He doesn’t have a concrete plan set for marriage, but his face brightened as soon as he began to fantasize about having a daughter.”

Yoochun said, “I really love daughters. I fantasize about having a loving family. When I marry I think I will be able to have a daughter like So Hyun. At the minimum, I think there is a 70% chance that I will have a pretty daughter. If she’s my daughter, she’ll definitely be pretty,” causing himself to laugh.

 

Source & Image: Newsen

IU transforms into a summer sport girl for Le Coq Sportif

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:08 AM PDT

IU appeared in a brand-new summer pictorial for Le Coq Sportif.

Even with her busy schedule, IU was able to pull off all of the different looks perfectly, showing off her mature, professional side. Working with famous photographer Bori, IU made sure that each shot was perfect and contributed many ideas to the photoshoot herself, earning compliments on the set. Especially, during her shoot in collaboration with world-renowned artist Michael Lau, IU pulled off the directed poses wittily, impressing everyone on the set.

 

In addition, at the shoot which took place outdoors at Munbae-dong, IU further displayed her mature professionalism. Even as the ruckus caused by the surrounding crowd got crazier, IU did not lose her composure and concentrated on the photoshoot.
The diverse images of IU can be found on Le Coq Sportif’s facebook page and on their blog page on Naver.

 

Source: Naver
Image: Le Coq Sportif

Vietnamese singer copies HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” music video concept

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:53 AM PDT

HyunA‘s “Bubble Pop” proved its extreme international popularity as a Vietnamese singer has been receiving much attention, after copying the concept of HyunA’s “Bubble Pop”.

Previously, a Chinese artist had imitated HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” music video, and now Vietnamese singer Bao Thi has followed suit with her music video.

Bao Thi dances in a wife-beater tank top and shorts with an SUV in the background of the “Eungah in the Room” music video, much like HyunA in “Bubble Pop”. In fact, the only difference between the two scenes are the colors of the SUV in the background, and of course the quality of the production.

Vietnamese netizens replied with, “This reminds me of “Bubble Pop”” and “Let’s not follow K-Pop“.

Bao Thi debuted as a singer after winning a beauty pageant and has been previously criticized for plagiarizing Lee Hyori‘s “10 Minutes” and “U Go Girl“.

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

SECRET’s Zinger draws a caricature of Hyosung

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:30 AM PDT

SECRET‘s Zinger gifted her fellow member, Hyosung with a caricature.

On June 3rd, Hyosung tweeted, “SECRET is currently in Japan promoting ‘Twinkle Twinkle‘. Aegyo picture because I miss Secret Time. And another one is a portrait Zinger drew… caricature? Zinger you’ve gone too far” and shared the two above pictures.

After seeing the picture, Zinger responded with, “My artistic skills, emphasizing detailed purple hair with smokey eye makeup and smile are enough for me to reconsider my career.

Hyosung then replied, “You you you shouldn’t reconsider careers so easily. Anyone can see that your talents are for what you’re doing right now! That doesn’t look like me!

After seeing the exchange between the members, fans commented with, “The smiling eyes are similar“, “How is that our hyosung noona?“, “Strangely similar“, “The purple hair is the only thing similar“, and “It’s so good that Zinger noona became a singer.

 

Source+Picture: Hyosung’s Twitter

SISTAR’s Bora has difficulty balancing due to her skinny ankles

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:41 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Bora caught the attention of viewers with her skinny ankles.

SISTAR was interviewed for the June 3rd installment of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘, in which the members shared a few interesting stories and some surprising facts.

An NG clip of the girls during their MV shoot for ‘Alone‘ was revealed, showing member Bora losing her balance during their choreography.

Leader Hyorin pointed out that it was due to Bora’s extremely thin ankles, “Bora’s ankles are very slender. They’re so slender that you can grab it with just one hand like this,” and showed viewers by wrapping her hands around her ankle.

Maknae Dasom then chipped in, “Bora unnie always dances in front of me so whenever I see her slightly losing balance, I get so nervous thinking she might fall.”

Despite it being a challenge for her, Bora stated, “I’m doing my best for my role in the center.”

 

Source: TV Report via Nate

Baek Ji Young compliments rookie group GLAM

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 12:39 AM PDT

Baek Ji Young complimented rookie girl group GLAM, saying “I am glad that our promo activities won’t overlap.”

Baek Ji Young appeared on the recent episode of SBS-MTV‘s ‘Real Music Drama, GLAM‘ and met GLAM, whose producer is Bang Si Hyuk. After witnessing the powerful vocals and dancing abilities of the group, the impressed Baek Ji Young gave the girls high praises.

Baek Ji Young said, “They have the right to be confident” and “I heard that their debut is in July. I am glad that our activities won’t overlap.”

Bang Si Hyuk has taken on the role of GLAM’s producer, and Lee Miso, who appeared on ‘The Great Rebirth‘ last year will debut as a member. With not only strong vocals, but superior dancing skills, there are high expectations for this rookie group.

 

Source & Image: Osen

MBC apologizes for mislabeling ‘Sea of Japan’ on broadcast

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 12:34 AM PDT

Broadcast station MBC recently drew the ire of eagle-eyed viewers when they noticed that they had made a labeling error on the program, ‘Let’s Go Video Journey‘, where they accidentally named the body of water between Korea and Japan as the ‘Sea of Japan’ instead of ‘East Sea’. East Sea is Korea’s traditional name for the geographical landmark that extends to the east of the Korean peninsula.

In an era of new South Korean-Japanese tension, the mistake drew disapproving comments. “What is this, are you joking?” the furious viewers commented. “How could you not pick that up? Apologize immediately.”

To add fuel to the fire, this is the second time the mistake had been committed by the editing team – last May, the program made the same exact error, using the ‘Sea of Japan’ instead of the ‘East Sea’.

On the same day the criticism appeared, the producers of ‘Let’s Go Video Journey’ posted an official apology to their homepage. “We used an incorrect map which named the East Sea as the Sea of Japan. We deeply apologize for not checking beforehand and catching the mistake,” they said. “We will try our hardest to make sure this mistake never repeats itself. We apologize deeply once again. We are sorry.”

The name of the sea has long been a point of contention between South Korea and Japan. While worldwide convention uses ‘Sea of Japan’, South Korea has long been adamant that ‘East Sea’ should be used instead.

Should A-JAX continue their high-level ‘back-down’ choreography?

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 12:11 AM PDT

Rookie group, A-JAX‘s fans are split between the shocking ‘back down‘ choreography.

A-JAX took off their veil by making their debut stages on MBC‘s ‘Music Core‘ and SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘ with their title song, “ONE 4 U“. They attracted the viewer’s attentions with their synchronized moves and a shocking performance called the ‘back down.’

The ‘back down’ dance is falling on your back from an upright position while keeping your body straight without any safety devices. The move received a lot of attention when it was first performed by A-JAX’s agency sunbae, Kim Jae Duk from Sechskies in the late 90′s.

However, A-JAX upped the impact of the move by having all 6 members doing the ‘back down’ at the same time. Netizens’ responses were split between, “I’m worried because it’s such a dangerous dance move” and “A strong choreography that gives a huge impact.

It hasn’t been decided yet whether the ‘back down’ performance will continue since it was initially prepared as a ‘debut performance’. A-JAX members are determined to continue to perform the ‘back down’ but their agency DSP Media is contemplating whether they will or not.

A-JAX successfully made their debut stages, and even made it to the number two postion on Naver‘s real-time search rankings immediately after their debut stage.

 

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Park Ji Sung explains the line on his upper left arm

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 12:05 AM PDT

After the May 27th broadcast of ‘Running Man‘ featuring Park Ji Sung and IU, many netizens have been speculating whether the line on Park Ji Sung’s upper left arm was a tattoo.

The speculation has now been cleared up as Song Ji Hyo questioned the soccer player during the June 3rd episode asking, “Is that a tattoo on your arm?

An embarrassed Park Ji Sung shyly answered, “It’s just a pen mark. During the market race, I was giving an autograph, but it accidentally got on my arm.”

The pen mark had been a huge issue on the web with many assuming that it was a tattoo. After last week’s broadcast, the term ‘Park Ji Sung’s tattoo‘ quickly became one of the top most searched term on various portal sites.

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate

MBLAQ’s G.O poses with ‘Ghost’ co-star So Ji Sub

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Earlier today, MBLAQ member G.O revealed a photo with actor So Ji Sub, a fellow co-star from their current SBS drama, ‘Ghost‘.

‘Ghost’, which premiered last week on May 30th, follows the story of Kim Woo Hyun (So Ji Sub), a top-ranked detective who investigates secrets and mysteries in the cyber world. G.O plays Lee Tae Kyun in this thriller crime drama.

The singer posted the above photo on his Twitter account, featuring G.O in a beige blazer with So Ji Sob, both posing with thumbs-up signs.

He also left a peppy message, openly admiring So Ji Sub’s handsome looks and telling fans to look forward to the next episode of ‘Ghost’.

In response, netizens have commented, “So Ji Sub’s face is so small,” and, “They’re both so attractive.”

Are you tuning in to ‘Ghost’?  Is it good? Let us know in the comments section below!

Actress Seo Shin Ae confesses her crush on B2ST’s Doojoon

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 11:14 PM PDT

Schedule is not a problem if I can meet Doojoon oppa.”

On June 4th’s episode of MBC‘s ‘Come to Play‘ nation’s little sister special, actress Seo Shin Ae confessed her love for B2ST‘s Doojoon.

Seo Shin Ae revealed that she listens to B2ST’s songs to overcome her recent puberty stages. She shocked the guest panel when she picked Doojoon as her favorite B2ST member instead of Kikwang with whom she co-starred in ‘High Kick‘.

Comparable to when she talked about Kikwang, Seo Shin Ae’s voice changed noticeably when she started talking about Doojoon and shared that, “If I can meet Doojoon oppa, I can flunk my schedules.”

Meanwhile, Seo Shin Ae sang IU‘s “Every End of the Day” and won the hearts of the male staff on scene with her lovely charms.

You can check out the full story about Seo Shin Ae’s crush and recent news about her life tonight, June 4th at 11:15 pm Korean Time.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

 

VIXX’s N congratulates INFINITE’s Woohyun on their number one win

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 10:48 PM PDT

Rookie group VIXX‘s leader, N revealed his friendship with INFINITE‘s Woohyun.

On June 3rd, N tweeted, “Woohyun, no, now Woohyun sunbae! Congratulations on ‘Chaser‘ being number one!“, sharing the above picture.

N and Woohyun already met as co-actors before N’s debut. In Febuary, Woohyun and N both took the stage in the musical, ‘Gwanghwamun Sonata‘.

INFINITE won SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘ mutizen award on June 3rd. They had achieved the triple crown by taking the number one spots on Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘ and KBS‘ ‘Music Bank‘ as well.

Meanwhile, VIXX is promoting their debut song, “Super Hero“.

Source+Picture: N‘s Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Yenny reveals the name of the male voice in “Girlfriend”

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 10:26 PM PDT

Wonder GirlsYenny revealed the hidden story behind the new songs that she helped write and produce, “R.E.A.L” and “Girlfriend“.

On June 3rd, Yenny tweeted, “The male voice heard in the chorus of ‘Girlfriend’ is 2PM‘s Junho! Thank you Junho for accepting our sudden request~ To be honest we were trying to do give and take and cast Taecyeon, but it didn’t work out because of his surgery.”

Yenny also shared, “‘R.E.A.L’ is a song you need to listen to at least three times before it gets really good. If you listen to it just once, you’ll go ‘Huh?’ The key point in ‘Girlfriend’ is Yubin‘s sigh in her rap part.”

After seeing her tweets, fans commented, “I can’t believe that voice was Junho’s!“, “There was a give and take on surprise voice appearance, that’s funny“, and “Thought ‘R.E.A.L’ was good when I heard it for the the first time.”

Meanwhile, Wonder Girls released their new album “Wonder Party” on June 3rd and have been topping the charts ever since.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver and Yenny‘s Twitter

 

Check out the MV for the Japanese version of B1A4′s “Beautiful Target”

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 10:01 PM PDT

As previously reported, B1A4 will be making their official Japanese debut on June 27.  Today, Pony Canyon released the music video for the group’s first single, a Japanese remake of their hit “Beautiful Target“.

The new music video retains the group’s fresh and fun image, while giving fans even brighter visuals.  Overall, the video focuses more on showcasing each member, rather than progressing a storyline.

Aside from their debut on June 27th, B1A4 are also slated to hold a hand shake event on June 30th.  They also plan to hold special events in Kawasaki on July 1st as well.

Watch the happy-go-lucky MV below.

Thanks to sachiko for the tip.

ZE:A’s Kwanghee drops out of ‘Laws of the Jungle 2′ due to leg injuries

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 09:28 PM PDT

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee has dropped out of SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle 2‘ Tundra edition.

Kwanghee’s agency, Star Empire Entertainment shared on May 4th, “Kwanghee decided to drop out from ‘Laws of the Jungle 2′ Tundra edition after he injured his leg while filming in the 60 degrees below zero cold.

According to the agency, Kwanghee returned to Korea on May 26th alone and has been receiving treatment from the hospital.

Kwanghee was expected to return after half a month of filming when he left for Tundra on May 18th with his co-stars, Kim Byung Man, Noh Woo Jin, Ricky Kim, and Lee Tae Gon.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Staff Picks: Unique K-Pop Hairstyles [Male]

Posted: 03 Jun 2012 08:59 PM PDT

Get a glimpse of what we're talking about and listening to at the 6Theory office with this fun feature! We'll be offering you guys a personal selection of our favorite things from K-Pop.

In K-Pop, it seems like idols change their hairstyles more often than we change our clothes! In this week’s Staff Picks, we thought it’d be fun to show you guys your favorite idol’s unique hairdo’s and hairdon’ts. So sit back, relax, and start thinking about which style you are going to tell your stylist to create for you the next time you cut your hair!

 

Heechul

Taemin

TOP

Nichkhun

Kikwang

Key

Junsu

Jay Park

Jaejoong

G-Dragon

Did we miss any of your favorite idol hairstyles? Tell us below!