Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Wonder Girls featured on Grammy.com" plus 19 more

"Wonder Girls featured on Grammy.com" plus 19 more


Wonder Girls featured on Grammy.com

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 09:06 AM PDT

Back in March, Big Bang found their way onto the Grammy.com website and now the Wonder Girls are now featured.

A photo of the group performing “Like This” on the June 12th edition of MBC‘s “Show Champion” was featured on the website.

With Grammy.com paying more attention to K-pop artists, we may stepping closer to the day where we can see our favorite artists on the Grammy stage.

Source: Grammy.com
Thanks to Hairul Kunju for the tip!

After School releases ‘Flashback’ comeback teaser photos for E-young & Kaeun

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 08:42 AM PDT

The ‘Flashback‘ teaser images for After School‘s E-young and Kaeun have been revealed!

In the photos, E-Young looks quite seductive with her legs crossed on a chair while newcomer Kaeun looks a bit more subdued but still very sexy. You can check out the previous photos for Jung Ah, Lizzy UEE, NANA, Raina, and Juyeon.

In addition, Pledis official website stated that they will be releasing the MV teaser for “Flashback” on June 16th at midnight KST.

Source & Image: Pledis Official Website
Tip: pledislovers

2NE1 attends Red carpet / World Premiere Event for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 08:32 AM PDT

The members of 2NE1 who admitted to being huge fans of the ‘Spiderman‘ movies had an opportunity to meet the superhero in person.

2NE1 attended the red carpet and World premiere event in Korea for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘ held at the Lotte Mall Kimpo Airport Store on June 14th. At the event, the girls had a chance to speak with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, along with Rhys Ifans, and Director Marc Webb.

The members expressed their eagerness to watch the movie for themselves, and the staff and cast were also taught to say ‘daebak‘ to the crowd in Korean.

Unfortunately, CL was unable to attend the event due to a conflicting schedule.

Check out a few clips and pictures from the event below!

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[Images credited as tagged.]
Tip : Kim

After School releases ‘Flashback’ comeback teaser photo for Juyeon

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT

The ‘Flashback‘ teaser image for After School‘s juyeon has been revealed!

The dark & sexy concept for Juyeon fits in line with their previous photos as she stands tall in a seductive manner against a wall. You can check out the previous photos for Jung Ah, Lizzy UEE, NANA and Raina.

In addition, Pledis official website added the following information for “Flashback”:

Recording by – Seoul, Korea

Tracks Arranged & Produced by – Stockholm, Sweden

Mixing by – Tokyo, Japan

Album Mastered by – New York, U.S.A

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.

Source & Image: Pledis Official Website
Tip: pledislovers

Girls’ Generation’s “Paparazzi” PV + dance version released

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 08:06 AM PDT

The ladies of Girls’ Generation have released the PV (Music Video) and dance music video for their upcoming Japanese single “Paparazzi“!

Check out the previously revealed album jacket photos, PV teaser, and track list details for the track as well.

Reportedly this is their biggest scale PV / MV (music video) to date with 120 staff members, 300 people in the cast and over 30,000 light bulbs used for the various sets.

“Paparazzi” will be officially released on June 27th.

PV:

Dance Version:

Tip: xytoy

Boyfriend releases MV for comeback track, “Love Style”

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 07:42 AM PDT

After releasing their SWEETUNE-produced track “Love Style“, idol group Boyfriend has released the official MV!

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 number sings 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 in the sky.

The bright colors of the MV further bring out the sweet charm of the six members.

Check it out below!

Actress Han Sul Ah reveals photos with boyfriend Na Yoon Kwon

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 07:29 AM PDT

Actress Han Sul Ah revealed photos of a recent date with her boyfriend, singer Na Yoon Kwon.

The photos show the couple enjoying a night out in matching hats. In their ‘couple look’, the two affectionately put their arms around each other as they looked happily into each other’s eyes.

Netizens commented, “The two of you look really good together,” “Couple look? Totally cute,” and “I’m so jealous.”

The celebrity couple have been receiving attention ever since they went public with their relationship. Na Yoon Kwon is reported to be serving his military duty soon.

Source + Image: Han Sul Ah‘s Twitter; Sports Chosun via Nate

SISTAR’s Hyorin proves her forehead isn’t large

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 07:14 AM PDT

On the June 13th episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, SISTAR‘s Hyorin revealed, “Although I don’t have a relatively small forehead, I don’t have a Frankenstein-sized forehead either.”

She continued, “My forehead is not that large. I’m going to slick my hair back one day…”

Hyorin revealed her frustration about people giving her the nickname “Hwang Bi Hong (Jet Li as Wong Fei Hung) forehead”. She stated, “There are a lot of stars with bangs, but they only say these things about me. I was so upset, I asked my agency’s director to schedule me an interview [so I can explain].”

The MCs granted Hyorin’s wish to end the rumors, and she explained, “My forehead is not smaller than average. Even though my forehead is a little wide, I keep my bangs mainly to keep a young idol image. If I become prettier, I will pull my hair back.”

Source + Image(s): Newsen via Nate

allkpop TV Guide: Big Ep. 4

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Official Synopsis: 18-year-old Kang Kyung Joon's (Shin Won-Ho) spirit suddenly becomes transplanted into the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). Seo Yon Jae is a successful doctor who is engaged to high school teacher Gil Da Ran (Lee Min Jung). Gil Da Ran just so happens to be the teacher of 18-year-old Kang Gyung Joon. More problems ensue when 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae falls in love with another woman.

Ratings: Ratings for SBS‘ ‘The Chaser‘ reached its record rating of 11.1% for its sixth episode. Meanwhile, MBC‘s ‘Light and Shadow‘ retained its crown with a 19.1% rating, and KBS‘ ‘Big‘ had a slight drop in viewership with a 7.9% rating.

Recap of Ep. 4: Although Kyung Joon moves in for a kiss, he retreats immediately, shaken that Da Ran didn’t avoid his advances. Taunting and teasing her a bit, Kyung Joon asks if Da Ran had ever kissed Yoon Jae, to which Da Ran replies back quickly that she did, only when she was sleeping. After Kyung Joon questions Da Ran if the kiss really happened, she visits his house to drop off study material. While the two work together through the notes (with Da Ran untangling the math problems), Mari (miss A‘s Suzy) sends a text and a photo with the vegetable Kyung Joon to Kyung Joon, trying to figure out why “Yoon Jae” had lied to her.

Alarmed that Mari discovered the truth, Kyung Joon and Da Ran rush to the hospital. Kyung Joon lies to Mari, saying that Kyung Joon is in love with Da Ran, shocking Mari. Mari runs out to meet Da Ran and confirms that Da Ran will never fall in love with Kyung Joon (but we all know how long that will last). Satisfied with Da Ran’s confirmation, Mari tells her disappointed aunt and uncle that she’s planning to stay next to Kyung Joon in Korea.

Later, due to Da Ran’s request, Kyung Joon calls Yoon Jae’s mother, who makes cryptic remarks about their “marked date”, in which the whole family will meet. Confused, Da Ran and Kyung Joon unlock Yoon Jae’s phone and discover the passcode is both Kyung Joon’s birthday and the date Yoon Jae’s mother was talking about. Da Ran later opens up Yoon Jae’s phone and looks through his texts, bothered about Se Young’s text to Yoon Jae.

Da Ran and Kyung Joon make preparations for the home Da Ran planned to share with her husband. To make sure that Yoon Jae is the first one to try on the couple clothes and items, Da Ran doesn’t allow Kyung Joon to touch them. Kyung Joon heads to his home, only to discover his aunt and uncle clearing it out and planning to sell it. With the rain pouring down and Da Ran waiting for Kyung Joon to confirm the apartment, Kyung Joon moves his bed and furniture back into his house. Angry with Kyung Joon for blowing off the appointment, Da Ran goes off on a rant only to become more caring and sympathetic when she sees Kyung Joon dripping wet and cold from the rain. She grabs all her marriage items and clothes for Kyung Joon, cooks him porridge, and gives him medicine before heading out to the hospital to talk to Yoon Jae’s spirit.

The next day, Kyung Joon immediately goes to the bank and buys his house back from his aunt and uncle. Da Ran finds out and is furious with him, but later relents as she is now using it as her marriage house. As the two move furniture in, Kyung Joon gets a call from Se Young (Jang Hee Jin), who asks for “Yoon Jae’s” answer to the house key she had given him. Shocked, Kyung Joon returns home where Da Ran finds the house key. Though he’s tempted to tell the truth, he instead throws Se Young’s key in the trash.

Da Ran is still bothered by Se Young’s text and after catching snippets of her mother’s conversation, she starts to put two and two together and realizes that the key was to Se Young’s house. Kyung Joon calls Da Ran after being told that she rushed frantically away from Choong Shik (Baek Sung Hyun). He ends up seeing the ripped trash bag and runs to Se Young’s home.

Da Ran tries the key, and the door clicks open. A tear rolls down her cheek as Se Young is about to open the door. However, Kyung Joon rushes in, and slams it closed with one arm as Da Ran begins to cry on his shoulder.

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kdramacrazy's Thoughts:

[Note : This post reflects the opinions of the author, and not necessarily those of allkpop.]

So glad that Da Ran opened the door, rather than having to painfully follow her around with Yoon Jae’s idealized perfect image. And it was a really beautiful touch to have Kyung Joon close the door at that exact moment instead of him blocking the truth from her. Because she knows the truth now, he’s there for the emotional support. Kyung Joon’s character development and relationship with Da Ran is quite nice to see, as he’s starting to care for her as a friend by deciding not to tell Da Ran the truth rather than going with his hasty conclusions in the third episode. Although I am a little discouraged by the preview as it seems like Da Ran is still clutching onto her perfect marriage with Yoon Jae, I know that there will be more than Da Ran’s innocence in play.

Speaking of relationships, I love the symbolic touch of Da Ran prohibiting Kyung Joon to touch all the couple/marriage items, but then just ripping it open to take care of Kyung Joon. It was a little painful to see Da Ran obsess over Yoon Jae and neglect Kyung Joon. Her actions bordered on selfish as she demanded Kyung Joon to follow everything for Yoon Jae’s sake. Giving Kyung Joon Yoon Jae’s pajamas and the blanket is a nice touch and development for their relationship. However, the flow of the plot became a little jarring when Da Ran returned to the hospital and talked to Yoon Jae. Although it’s perfectly understandable that Yoon Jae would be her top priority, it seemed like a step back for Da Ran to immediately begin worrying about Yoon Jae again when she began to become closer and more sympathetic to Kyung Joon. The couple socks were adorable, but it would have been more so if Da Ran had done it to protect Kyung Joon’s body as she had only cared about Yoon Jae’s body previously.

Any speculations about the relationship between Yoon Jae, Kyung Joon, Yoon Jae’s family, and the ‘Miracle’ book? I’m thinking it’s going to be something along the lines of Kyung Joon being a brother or half-brother to Yoon Jae, because I truly hope it won’t end up being a makjang mess with Yoon Jae as Kyung Joon’s father (they’re only 12 years apart with Yoon Jae being 30 and Kyung Joon 18). I’m interested on how the character of Kyung Joon’s father will play out.

Jay Park’s fishnet tank top melts the hearts of fans

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 06:20 AM PDT

Jay Park pulled off a style that would be difficult for most men in a recent photo shoot for a clothing brand.

The singer stirred the hearts of fans by wearing a very revealing white fishnet tank top. What’s more, Jay boldly tore the tank top apart to reveal his chiseled abs and fit upper body. His beastly body definitely contrasts with his flawless baby face, and fans seem to approve of his overall look.

Netizens commented, “My heart is being torn up along with that tank,” “He has more tattoos now,” and “This is something that would be fantastic if done by an actress.

In related news, Jay Park successfully wrapped up his 4-city ‘APAHM‘ solo tour in the US.

Source & Image : Joongang Ilbo via Nate

Screen captures of actress Lee Min Jung from ‘Someone Special’ become a hot topic

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 05:54 AM PDT

Actress Lee Min Jung‘s unchanging beauty has once again become a hot topic of conversation among netizens.

The movie screen captures below surfaced on an online community site with the title, ‘True goddess Lee Min Jung‘.

The screencaps are from the 2004 movie ‘Someone Special‘. Lee Min Jung played the role of actress Lee Na Young‘s good friend.

Though her cheeks had more baby fat back then, she still had the same goddess image she holds today.

Netizens who came across the photos remarked, “She is a true goddess,” “She looks just as beautiful as Lee Na Young,” “She looks so young,” and more.

In related news, Lee Min Jung is currently playing the role of a professor on the KBS 2TV drama ’Big‘.

Source: My Daily

Tony An overcomes possible elimination on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT

A few months ago, Tony An expressed that he felt burdened by Moon Hee Jun‘s dancing skills. Recently, however, he revealed that Moon Hee Jun’s encouragement played a great role in helping him conquer the potential of being eliminated on ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′.

On June 13th, Tony An stated on his Twitter, “Last week I experienced the danger of elimination, and now, I’m [putting my all] into practicing in order to survive. Hee Jun visited during practice and gave me a lot of advice as well, thank you Hee Jun~! And so, I will try my hardest in order to improve. I can’t play around and have fun as much anymore. I will do my best!

On June 8th, Tony An danced to a track from the OST of the movie ‘Dirty Dancing’, showing a passionate samba performance on the program. Although he successfully pulled off a difficult lift move, his poor condition led to a less-than-ideal performance. His facial expressions were cited as a concern among other flaws, and he ended up almost being eliminated.

Netizens commented on Tony An’s situation, saying, “But the samba stage was really cool,” “Now [we really get to see] the ability of the remaining participants,” “Have strength,” “But [he did] the ‘lifting’ movement well, and [I thought he did] okay,” “Tony An, hwaiting,” “It’s nice to see [Tony An and Hee Jun's] friendship,” and “His resolution is impressive.

Source & Picture: Tony An’s Twitter

VIXX’s N says goodnight with a kiss on Kiss Day

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 05:06 AM PDT

VIXX‘s N had a sweet message for his fans on Kiss Day, June 14th KST.

He tweeted, “You guys, sweet sweet night~ N-night! Muah (^ะท^)-☆,” and shared the photo above. N and fellow VIXX member Ravi sent their fans to bed with adorable kissy faces.

His fan service has since gathered a lot of attention.

Followers on Twitter commented, “Kiss Day fighting,” “VIXX fighting,” “You two look good together,” “I’m going to lose my mind,” and “I was getting sleepy studying late at night, but now I’m wide awake.”

Source+Picture: N‘s Twitter

Bada sheds tears discussing a broken relationship on ‘Radio Star’

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 04:48 AM PDT

Bada shed tears as she revealed a story about a broken romantic relationship on the ‘Korean Diva’ special of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘.

On this episode of ‘Radio Star’, Bada shared, “There were many instances that people approached me because they were curious or had a fantasy about me as I was a member of S.E.S. It always took longer to get to know someone’s true intentions, and there were also missed connections caused by timing.

She continued to reveal a past relationship that made her grow: “There was a moment I realized what love is recently. For 10 years, I couldn’t sing ballads. I was prideful in front of love, and I didn’t realize what it was worth [so we ended]. I didn’t [care enough] to talk about relationships on air in the past, but now I am talking about it.

Kim Wan Sun and SISTAR‘s Hyorin were also featured as guests on the same episode.

Source & Photo: TV Daily via Nate

Past pictures of singer Lee Ji Hye shown on ‘Park Myung Soo’s Moving TV’

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 04:25 AM PDT

Past pictures of singer Lee Ji Hye were shown on the June 12th broadcast of Palm TV‘s ‘Park Myung Soo’s Moving TV‘. Viewers sent in photos of the star through KakaoTalk messages.

The star seemed a bit taken aback after a picture of her terrified face from a scene in a horror movie was sent in.

Park Myung Soo commented, “It’s not an edited picture, she really looks like that in real life,” throwing Lee Ji Hye off guard.

Another picture showed Lee Ji Hye with her arm around one of her fans. Park Myung Soo joked, “You pose that affectionately with your fan?

Palm TV features broadcasts made especially for smart phones. Anyone who owns a smart phone or similar electronic device can tune in to watch the show.

Source + Picture: Review Star via Naver

Jay Park shares polaroids for Kiss Day

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 04:05 AM PDT

Jay Park shared a couple of polaroids to celebrate Kiss Day.

On June 14th, the photos were posted on Googims Company‘s official Facebook with the accompanying text, “Since 6/14 is Kiss Day, these are polaroids sent by Jay Park!! The poses look really fun~ ke.”

Jay Park, who is the current endorsement model for Googims Company, showed off his playful side by kissing a pair of big lips as well as placing the pair of lips on his rear end.

Netizens commented, “I want this Pink Jaebum,” and “When was Jay Park this hot?“.

In related news, tickets for Jay Park’s first US solo concert, APHAM TOUR, have sold out for four performances.

Source + Photo: Chosun via Naver

INFINITE wins #1 triple crown + performances from June 14th’s ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 03:45 AM PDT

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

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“.

Korean-Chinese-Japanese boy group CROSS GENE made their hot debut with “La-Di Da-Di

Last but not least, the wonderful Wonder Girls continued to pump the crowd with “Like This“.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between G.NA, INFINITE, and Wonder Girls, but in the end, it was INFINITE who clinched the win tonight with "The Chaser“!

Congratulations to INFINITE for their 'M! Countdown' trophy and triple crown win!

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Performers tonight included Kim Ji Soo, Dal Shabet, Baek Ji Young, INFINITE, Juniel, Hello Venus, A-JAX, EXO-K, G.NA, M.I.B, U-KISS, and VIXX!

Check out the performances below:

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f(x) electrifies with “Electric Shock” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 03:40 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 prepared performances for 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.

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The Wonder Girls rock “Like This” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 03:30 AM PDT

The lovely Wonder Girls have made their return with their mini-album 'Wonder Party'!

The album contains six songs in all, and the Wonder Girls themselves participated in the production of some of the tracks. Yenny helped produce and compose the songs "R.E.A.L" and "Girlfriend", while Yubin contributed to the composition of "Hey Boy". J.Y. Park, often called "The Asiansoul", produced and composed their title track "Like This".

The girls have been gearing up for their comeback, beginning with Mnet's 'M! Countdown'. Check out their performances of "Girlfriend" and "Like This" below, and the rest of today's performances here!

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Boyfriend returns to ‘M! Countdown’ with “Love Style”!

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 03:00 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 track’s 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 in the sky.

The boys took the stage during today’s broadcast of ‘M! Countdown‘ to 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 the rest of today's performances here!

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