Monday, June 18, 2012

"Pledis shares Sexy ‘Flashback’ photo of Nana" plus 19 more

"Pledis shares Sexy ‘Flashback’ photo of Nana" plus 19 more

Pledis shares Sexy ‘Flashback’ photo of Nana

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 09:24 AM PDT

As After School‘s comeback is quickly approaching (June 20 KST), Pledis has decided to share a sexy photo of member Nana.

On June 18th, Pledis shared the above photo on their twitter and wrote, “We have a gift for all of you who are waiting for the audio of “Flashback” as well as the MV! It is footage of NaNa on the set of the MV shoot! Please look forward to the release of the MV to “Flashback” which drops on June 20th ^0^

With the comeback track titled “Flashback” it was only appropriate for Nana to flash her sexy back.

[UPDATE] 2 Bonus Photos:

Source: Pledis Twitter
Tip: pledisss

2PM’s Taecyeon offers “Lullaby For Hottest” as free download

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 09:07 AM PDT

2PM‘s Taecyeon has gifted Hottest with a free track.

As many of you know already, Taecyeon is composing music as TY and it seems he’s also dabbling in producing.

Just a few hours ago, Taecyeon wrote the following on 2PM’s official daum fan cafe:

[Taecyeon] This is he speaking.

Are you sleeping well lately?

Don't tell me you're having trouble sleeping worrying and at the same time waiting for 2PM's comeback?

I was making one dreamy thing for those who were plagued by insomnia, but then I figured it would be better to just upload it on the cafe kkkkkk

Please don't say the song's weird or something lol And please don't laugh~

So anyone who wants to listen to it, download it~

Shortly before sharing the track, Taecyeon shared the photo below and wrote: “I am working on something… but… there are so many things to modify…

What do you think of Taecyeon’s track?

Source: 2PM Daum Cafe + Taecyeon’s Twitter
Tip: Jo

Instiz releases chart rankings for the third week of June

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 08:30 AM PDT

The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it’s also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an “All-Kill”.

Check out the chart rankings for the third week of June (June 11th to June 17th) below!


Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. f(x) – “Electric Shock” – 34,838 Points

2. Wonder Girls – “Like This” – 25,580 Points

3. Big Bang – “Monster” – 18,657 Points

4. Jung Hyung Don & Defconn – “The Song That's Even Worse When You Listen to it During a Bad Time” – 13,176 Points

5. Shin Bora – “Tears for Longing” – 11,739 Points

6. Verbal Jint ft. 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol – “Good Morning” – 11,009 Points

7. Ulala Session – “Goodbye Day” – 10,955 Points

8. Big Bang – “Still Alive” – 9,715 Points

9. Younha ft. John Park – “Would We Have Changed” – 8,296 Points

10. IU – “Every End of the Day” – 7,728 Points

Source: Instiz iCHART

2AM’s Changmin & Lee Min Ho preparing for their roles in new musical, ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 08:04 AM PDT

2AM‘s Changmin and actor Lee Min Ho have drawn interest for their roles in the new musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles‘, and photos from a recent rehearsal session have been shared online.

Actor Chun Ho Jin who is seen in the photo will be making his return to the musical scene for the first time in ten years, playing the role of a politician who does not acknowledge gay individuals. Actor Jung Sung Hwa, also shown in the photo, will be playing a role of Albin, a singer who performs at the ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ club.

At the rehearsals, actor Lee Dong Ha played the role of son Jean-Michel, and Lee Min Ho & Changmin who have been cast as the same character were busy taking photos of the actors acting out the role, as well as rapidly taking notes.

Director Seo Byung Kyu who is in charge of the choreography for ‘La Cage’ remarked, “It would not be a stretch to say that I was born to [direct] ‘La Cage’. I am so happy to be able to display this performance for the Korean fans.

The techniques of the group dances consume a lot of physical energy, however, we will be able to introduce new entertainment to the audience that’s fresh and different,” he continued.

A representative from AGA Company remarked, “After we began our rehearsals in May, the cast members have been sweating bullets working as one in order to more perfectly refine the show. They openly share their ideas and thoughts and manage to maintain an upbeat and enjoyable atmosphere during rehearsals.”

‘La Cage Aux Folles’ is a joint project put on by AGA Company, CJ E&M, and PMC Productions. The musical tells the story of a gay couple: Georges, the owner of a trendy nightclub, and his partner and main attraction, Albin, and the events that unfold when their son Jean-Michel brings home his fiancĂ©e’s conservative parents to meet his own. It is a fresh and different kind of comedy that is sure to offer laughs and tears to the audience members.

The first show opens July 4th, and the show will run for two months until September 4th at the LG Arts Center.

Source & Image : JoyNews24 via Nate

BoA models ‘adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony’ for ‘Nylon’ magazine

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 07:17 AM PDT

BoA has teamed up for a new collection pictorial with the 2012 F/W line of ‘adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony‘ for ‘Nylon‘ magazine!

Dressed in modern interpretations of popular street fashion from the ’90s, BoA exuded a chic attitude perfect looks for the new line celebrating the 2012 London Olympics.

A representative revealed, “BoA has already shown the many looks she’s capable of through her stage performances. Although she’s a professional singer, she also has high talents in modeling. It was impressive to see her command the room with her serious and confident looks.”

Check out her interview and the rest of the shots in the July edition of ‘Nylon’ magazine!

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

Rainbow’s Jaekyung shows off her ‘doll-like beauty’ with a selca in bed

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:01 AM PDT

Rainbow‘s leader Jaekyung showed off her beauty with a ‘selca in bed’.

On the 17th, Jaekyung posted on her me2day, “I too…. wanted to take a selca in bed” and revealed the above picture.

The shared picture shows Jaekyung looking up at the camera while lying in bed with her long wavy hair spread out around her. She shows off her doll-like beauty with her high nose, big eyes, and sharp chin line.

After seeing the picture, the netizens praised Jaekyung’s beauty by commenting, “A beauty that would appear in a cartoon“, “Owner of  a innocent princess beauty“, and “It looks like a doll is lying down.


Source+Picture: Jaekyung‘s me2day

Yoo In Na’s ‘We Got Married’ partner revealed to be Hyun Woo instead of Ji Hyun Woo

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:57 AM PDT

It has been revealed that actress Yoo In Na, who was recently spotted to be dating with her drama partner Ji Hyun Woo, was initially planned to partner up with actor Hyun Woo for MBC‘s “We Got Married Season 3“. There is now a high possibility that Hyun Woo, who coincidentally has the same name as Yoo In Na’s current boyfriend, and Yoo In Na will not be able to participate in the reality show.

According to MBC, “after it has been revealed that Yoo In Na is dating Ji Hyun Woo, we believe that our initial plans to have Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na for ‘We Got Married’ may get repealed.” They have also revealed that Yoo In Na and Hyun Woo were supposed to start recording for the reality show on June 19th. But with the shocking news of Yoo In Na dating Ji Hyun Woo being revealed on the 18th, many are now curious whether Yoo In Na will be able to appear on the show.

Hyun Woo’s agency Sidus HQ stated, “It is true that Hyun Woo was being considered for partnering up with Yoo In Na for ‘We Got Married’. However, Hyun Woo is currently playing a role for JTBC‘s ‘I Live in Cheongdam-Dong‘ and therefore we weren’t 100% sure on whether his schedule allowed him to be part of ‘We Got Married’ or not.

After Ji Hyun Woo’s confession, many have been curious about what will happen to Yoo In Na’s appearance on ‘We Got Married’. At the time of the confession, many did not know that the two were actually dating and it was expected that Yoo In Na will nevertheless be part of the reality show because she did not publicly give an answer to Ji Hyun Woo’s confession. However, now that it is confirmed that the two are dating, it seems that there is a higher chance that the new couple for the show will not be filmed.

Although ‘We Got Married’ is a variety show, they do not usually allow ‘taken’ celebrities to participate in the show due to the lack of ‘reality’ and the inability to show candid emotion toward the partner. Many netizens even believe that Ji Hyun Woo, who will be enlisting in the Korean army in July, may have publicly confessed to Yoo In Na in order to stop her from being part of ‘We Got Married’.

Yoo In Na will soon be announcing her personal statement about the situation between her and Ji Hyun Woo, as well as ‘We Got Married’, through SNS or her radio program.


Source + Photo: News via Nate

Tip: Jennifer Park

Lee Hyori displays bold make-up and hairstyle for a refreshing, summer look

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:48 AM PDT

Even without showing skin, Lee Hyori was able to display a refreshing, summer look with her short hair and bold make-up.

Recently, make-up brand, Clio, revealed their summer make-up ‘Mister Blue‘, featuring Lee Hyori in blue eye make-up. With her copper-toned skin, the blue eye shadow added an accent point to Lee Hyori’s overall look.

For this photoshoot, Lee Hyori’s concept was not ‘sexiness’, but was rather ‘boyish’. In order to display a more ‘boyish’ quality, Lee Hyori wore a short-hair wig and made a chic facial expressions, successfully drawing out the cool look of the make-up.

Meanwhile, it was reported that Lee Hyori is planning to make a comeback this fall.


Source: Sports World via Naver

Super Junior Leeteuk’s black-and-white photo attracts attention

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:45 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Leeteuk showed his extraordinary charm in a black-and-white photo through Twitter.

On June 17th, Leeteuk attached the above photo and wrote, “Always be grateful and happy.. ^^“.

In the released photo, Leeteuk has his earphones on while wearing a plain white t-shirt, juxtaposing with the other people’s black outfits in the background. This photo is particularly gaining the attention of fans because Leeteuk looks like he came straight out a cartoon with his handsome and elegant profile.

Followers who saw his photo commented, “Wherever you are, we are always connected“, “You are so cool“, and “He certified his shining beauty with just one black-and-white photo.

In related news, Leeteuk is currently starring in MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ with Kang Sora.


Source & Image: Leeteuk’s Twitter

Has miss A’s Suzy fallen under the Wonder Girls’ spell too?

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:32 AM PDT

Miss A‘s Suzy confirmed her love for the Wonder Girls.

On June 17th, Suzy tweeted, “close your eyes, cover your ears, and shut your mouth just switch it off for awhile like this yo like this~~~” and shared the above photo.

The picture showed Suzy with a mask and neck pillow looking totally immersed in the music with her headphones on.

After seeing the picture, fans responded with, “Suzy has fallen for the Wonder Girls too“, “Listening to ‘Like This’ even while she’s asleep?“, and “Suzy looks cute even in a mask and neck pillow.”

Meanwhile, the Wonder Girls came out on top against Big Bang and won the number one spot on June 15th’s broadcast of KBS‘ ‘Music Bank‘ with their title song “Like This“. They also displayed their power by winning SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo Mutizen‘ on the 17th after just a week since their comeback.


Source+Picture: Suzy‘s Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Yubin thanks fans for ‘Inkigayo’ win

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:25 AM PDT

Shortly after the Wonder Girls‘ recent win on SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo, rapper Yubin expressed her gratitude to fans by sharing a selca via Twitter.

Accompanied with the photo above, she wrote, “Hehe. Thank you for the Mutizen song!!

Congratulations on the 1st place!“, fans commented along with, “Unnie, you look stunning“, “She seems to become prettier everyday“, and “The dance is so catchy!

The Wonder Girls put on another spectacular performance of “Like This” and were also awarded the Mutizen win for the June 17th broadcast of ‘Inkigayo’, in which Infinite‘s Woohyun, f(x)‘s Sulli, and Lee Jong Suk were emcees.


Source: Yubin’s Twitter

‘Swarovski Elements’ to specially produce a limited edition of CROSS GENE’s debut album

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 02:10 AM PDT

Korean-Chinese-Japanese boy group CROSS GENE has teamed up with Swarovski Elements for a special limited release of their debut album.

Their debut mini-album, ‘Timeless – Begins‘, was released on June 11th. On the 18th, the boys will be releasing a luxury package specially produced by Swarovski Elements to congratulate the boys on their Korean debut.

The album will be produced with a silver outbox that sets it apart from the black standard edition, along with six Swarovski Elements crystals embedded into their official logo on the cover.

As it is a limited edition, fans hoping to get their hands on a copy should queue up ASAP for its release!


Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

Ricky Kim sends a tearful video message to his family on ‘Laws of the Jungle 2′

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 01:28 AM PDT

Actor Ricky Kim shed tears as he was shown a video message from his family back in Korea.

The June 17th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Laws of the Jungle 2‘ aired the crews’ last days on the island of Vanuatu.

After a long day searching for food and hiding from the scorching summer heat, the crew gathered around a camp fire and were each given a surprise video message from their families back at home.

Ricky’s wife, Ryu Seung Joo, and their 13 month old daughter were seen together leaving a supportive video message saying, “We’re doing fine, so don’t worry about us and do well on the recording!

Although it was a short message, it immediately brought Ricky into tears as he hasn’t seen his family in days. He responded with a video message of his own saying, “I’ll be on my way home next week. Have fun playing with Mommy and stay healthy. I’ll see you guys next week. I love you Taerin.


Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

T-ara’s Soyeon praises fellow Anyang Arts junior, MYNAME’s Insoo

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 01:24 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Soyeon has shown support for rookie junior MYNAME‘s Insoo!

On June 17th, Soyeon wrote on her Twitter, “MYNAME’s ‘Hello & Goodbye‘ is great. So daebak, I almost didn’t recognize my own junior classmate. MYNAME, fighting! I love it!”

The two are actually senior and junior classmates from Anyang Arts High School, but because Soyeon graduated from a theater and film track, she barely crossed paths with Insoo, who was a dance major.

Soyeon went on to praise MYNAME by writing, “It feels great to see the people that all worked so hard to make their passion come true at our school all doing great now. A few months ago, I noticed a team that wasn’t rookie-like at all with their talents and I loved their new song. No wonder I saw a member that I felt like I recognized. I thought to myself that I was only noticing him because he was so talented, but he ended up being my classmate.”

Source + Photos: Newsen via Naver

miss A’s Suzy was a hip-hopper during middle school?

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 12:52 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy is attracting attention for her hip-hop fashion during middle school.

On the June 16th broadcast of TV Chosun‘s ‘Entertainment in TV-the TREND‘s corner show ‘Made In‘, a video of Suzy during her middle school days was revealed.

In the still cuts, Suzy can be seen flaunting a perfect hip-hop image wearing a large Celtics jersey and baggy jeans. Fans have also noted that she looks just as beautiful in middle school as she does now.

Suzy’s trainer stated, “Suzy goes to the convenience store in between her schedules to eat kimbab and other snacks. She eats well and excersises a lot. She’s very healthy“.

Netizens who saw the video of Suzy in middle school commented, “Suzy was a hip-hop boy in middle school~“, and “Our Suzy was pretty in middle school too“.

In related news, Suzy is currently starring in KBS2‘s ‘Big‘ as Jang Mari.


Source & Image: Korea Economy via Nate

Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin selected as the #1 celebrity couple by ‘Section TV’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 12:41 AM PDT

Actor Ryu Seung Bum and his long time girlfriend, actress Gong Hyo Jin, have been selected as the #1 celebrity couple.

On the June 17th installment of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘, the segment ‘Star Ranking‘ revealed rankings for the most beautiful couples who went public with their relationships.

Out of the numerous couples that made the list, Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin, who are known to have been together since 2001, snagged the #1 spot. On a past broadcast program, Gong Hyo Jin recalled the time she first met her boyfriend saying, “My first impression of Ryu Seung Bum wasn’t good. We used to get in a lot of arguments when we first dated.”

Gong Hyo Jin also revealed that she would visit the filming set whenever her boyfriend had a love or kiss scene.

On the contrary, Ryu Seung Bum expressed his deep affection for his girlfriend saying, “She’s my best friend, colleague, and the person I’m most comfortable with.”

Meanwhile, trailing behind in 2nd place were Se7en & Park Han Byul, who have been dating for 11 years, and Jung Suk Won & Baek Ji Young in 3rd place.

Other couples included Lee Hyori & Lee Sang Soon, Jung Kyung Mi & Yoon Hyung Bin, Lim Yo Hwan & Kim Ga Yeon, Yoon Seung Ah & Kim Moo Yeol, and Shinji & Yoo Byung Jae.


Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

B1A4 bares their chocolate abs for ‘CeCi’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 12:19 AM PDT

B1A4 has put their versatile charms on display once again through their latest pictorial with ‘CeCi‘ magazine!

The boys recently dressed down into casual and comfy styles for a fashion photoshoot looking into “what happens behind bedroom doors while everyone’s asleep.” Although we’re sure fangirls have other things on mind, the pictorial depicts the boys in their most natural form, like snacking in bed and joking around with one another.

Member Baro surprised fans the most with the reveal of his chocolate abs, showing that the group is truly on the threshold of growing up into young adult men.

Representatives on set revealed, “They all had mysterious looks and professional modeling skills that made them truly look as if they were standing between the line that differentiated them from boys to men. Their gazes were sparkling and alive all throughout the shoot, so we’re all looking forward to how they’ll change and grow in the future.”

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

After School reveals new ‘Flashback’ group photo

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 12:12 AM PDT

After releasing photo teasers for Jung Ah, Lizzy UEE, NANA, Raina, Juyeon, E-Young, and Kaeun, as well as a super hot MV teaser for After School‘s 5th Maxi-Single “Flashback“, we now have a new group photo.

Rather than one sultry lady, all the members are on hand showing off ultra-sexy and charismatic poses.

Playgirlz and Playboyz should be looking forward to After School's 5th maxi single, ‘Flashback’, as it’s been a year since the group has made a comeback. The single will be released in stores on June 21st and online on the 20th.

In case you missed it, check out the MV teaser below.

Tip: pledislovers

A-JAX featured on Japan’s NHK ‘K-Pop Special’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 12:00 AM PDT

A-JAX has been steadily gearing up for their activities in Japan since their debut, and they were recently introduced on a popular NHK program titled, ‘MJ Presents‘.

The boys were featured on the June 16th broadcast of the Japanese music program on a corner titled ‘K-Pop Special‘. They were introduced as the younger brother group to KARA, along with news of them opening for KARA’s first Japanese concert tour. They revealed, “A-JAX has confirmed a Japanese advancement in August.”

‘K-Pop Special’ is a show that introduces big name groups like KARA, Super Junior, Big Bang, and SHINee in Japan. Although A-JAX received only a short cut on the show, the fact that they even landed on it is significant in itself, especially since they’re rookies that have just made their debut.

Stay tuned for their Japanese activities!


Source + Photos: SPHK via Naver

EXO-K successfully concludes ‘MAMA’ debut by surpassing 100,000 units in sales

Posted: 17 Jun 2012 11:31 PM PDT

SM Entertainment‘s rookie group EXO-K has wrapped up their Korean ‘MAMA‘ promotions to outstanding achievements on the charts.

Since its release on April 9th, their debut mini-album ‘MAMA’ has sold a total of 100,612, a significant number considering that they’re a rookie group that has managed to cross the 100,000 mark in just two months.

This number added with EXO-M‘s ‘MAMA’, which amounts to a total of 51,643 units, brings the grand total to 152,255 units, making them the biggest selling rookie group of 2012 so far.

Their success should come to no surprise since they had 100 days of online promotions before their debut, along with CF deals for brands like ‘Calvin Klein‘ and ‘Ivy Club‘ shortly after their debut.

The members expressed, “Our debut promotion was a precious time where we were able to learn and feel many things. Thank you to all of our fans for their support. We will use this experience as a stepping stone to improving ourselves in the future. We ask for your continuing interest and support.”

Having concluded their promotions last week, EXO-K will be focusing on their international activities and productions for their next album.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver