Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Wonder Girls’ Sohee charms netizens with her ‘baby face’ beauty + Happy Birthday" plus 19 more

"Wonder Girls’ Sohee charms netizens with her ‘baby face’ beauty + Happy Birthday" plus 19 more


Wonder Girls’ Sohee charms netizens with her ‘baby face’ beauty + Happy Birthday

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 09:09 AM PDT

Wonder GirlsSohee is back in the spotlight for her ‘baby face’ beauty!

On June 26th, a netizen shared a fan-taken photo of Sohee in the middle of Wonder Girls’ flashmob event at the Youngdeungpo Times square on the 24th. With her hair pulled up into a high pony tail, she’s seen pictured off into the crowd in her signature expression.

No matter how many mature pictorials she’s able to pull off, her sweet, baby faced beauty proved that she’s still the group’s adorable maknae through and through.

Netizens commented, “Why is Sohee so pretty?”, “So adorable”, “I’m jealous of her face structure”, “I’m loving her more and more”, and “She has the best body, too!”

In related news, it is officially June 27th in Korea, which happens to be Sohee’s Birthday. Happy Birthday to Sohee!

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Ulala Session adds new member ‘Gunjo’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:47 AM PDT

Ulala Session will be revamping as a five member group with the new addition of member Gunjo.

On June 26th, representatives of their agency revealed, “Gunjo is one of the original members of Ulala Session and has been friends with leader Yuntaek for the past 15 years. With his addition to the team, Ulala Session will be promoting as a five member group.”

Gunjo was unable to join the group for their ‘Superstar K3‘ participation due to personal circumstances. He has experience winning the ‘Best Show’ title at the ‘Battle of the Year‘ in Germany and represented Korea at London’s ‘B-Boy Championships‘, where he took second place.

Gunjo expressed, “I wasn’t able to join the group for their participation in ‘Superstar K3′ because of personal reasons, but I always tried to help them like their shadow. I plan on sharing the burden and stress with leader Yuntaek. What I aim for is not impressing people on the outside with our music and stages, but moving their hearts from the inside.”

The members added, “This is the real Ulala Session. We will now be able to completely fill the stage.”

Source + Photos: X Sports News via Nate

MBLAQ’s G.O. and Mir release “Wild”

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:21 AM PDT

MBLAQ‘s Mir and G.O. have released their new track “Wild“!

As reported earlier, the two members announced their plans to promote together as a sub unit ahead of their first Asia tour.

“Wild” is a hip hop track with a funky groove and an addicting melody line. As G.O. and Mir personally participated in the writing of the lyrics, G.O. stated, “We wanted to emphasize the sexiness of the overflowing confidence of men.”

“Wild” will be performed live for the first time on MBLAQ’s tour, which will kick off at Jakarta, Indonesia on the 30th.

Check out the track below!

2PM’s Wooyoung drops first teaser for upcoming solo

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:10 AM PDT

2PM‘s Wooyoung has dropped his first teaser for his upcoming solo single.

The teaser doesn’t reveal much besides Wooyoung looking bossy accompanied with a hard hitting beat. According to the end of the teaser it seems the release date will be July 8th.

T-ara’s Hyomin, Qri and Eunjung reveal wild new hair styles for upcoming comeback

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:01 AM PDT

From the 60's antics of Roly-Poly to the zombie apocalyptic club-goers of Lovey Dovey, the seven, soon to be nine, ladies of T-ara have unveiled yet another wild concept photo for their upcoming comeback with Day by Day.

On June 26th, Hyomin released a selca of herself with two other T-ara members following with the caption "Hehehehe." The photo shows members Eunjung, Qri and Hyomin sitting side by side, posing nonchalantly. Fans have taken notice of the girls' outfits featuring animal prints, graphic tees and Versace-esque tops accentuated by bold, metallic accessories. Aside from the attire, however, was the girls' shocking new hairstyles. Hyomin can be seen flaunting a stunning bright pink hairstyle, while Qri is seen with a long teal hairdo and Eunjung, a deep black short cut.

Netizens' responses to the picture have been explosive, with some commenting on how difficult it is to determine T-ara's concept. "They look like little cute billard balls! I really wonder what this concept is," comments one netizen, "It's shocking yet somehow very classy at the same time, Hyomin's pink hair catches my eye the most."

Meanwhile, T-ara will be hosting a fan meeting with fan club QUEEN'S at the Kyeonghee University's Hall of Peace on July 14th. The girls will also be busy readying their first solo concert expected to kick off on August 11th.

Source & image: Hyomin’s Twitter

Girls’ Generation YoonA’s bare face becomes a hot issue

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:31 AM PDT

A photo of Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA arriving at an airport without any makeup on has been creating buzz among netizens.

On June 25th, the photo above was posted to a community bulletin under the title, “YoonA’s bare face,” along with a comment that said, “Is she really a human being? YoonA is even more beautiful without makeup and her [doe-eyed gaze] is so charming.”

The posted photo was taken on June 23rd when YoonA arrived in Incheon International Airport. Different from the flashy image she displays on stage, YoonA is sporting a comfortable look in a loose t-shirt and short, black pants. Netizens were quick to notice her clear skin in particular, which drew envy from some fans.

Netizens commented, “I envy her great skin,” “YoonA is pretty even without makeup,” “She’s slim and has great skin,” “She is so pretty, it’s kind of intimidating,” and “She’s always been pretty.”

Source: TV Report via Nate

allkpop TV Guide: Big Ep. 5-7

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:06 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: MBC‘s ‘Light and Shadow‘ was still able to retain its crown with a 18.9% rating. Meanwhile, SBS‘ ‘The Chaser‘ is becoming a contender as it’s steadily increasing in ratings with an 11.5%. Although KBS‘ ‘Big‘ has increased a little from last week’s rating with an 8%, it seems that it’s reached a plateau. With Tuesday’s broadcast, all shows were able to experience an increase in viewership. ‘The Chaser’ experienced the largest increase as it achieved its highest rating of 13.3%. ‘Light and Shadow’ attained a rating of 19.4%, still holding onto first place, while ‘Big’ reached 8.3%. On June 25th, ‘Light and Shadow’ dropped lower with an 18.2% rating, while ‘The Chaser’ also slightly dropped to a 12.4%. Meanwhile, ‘Big’ reached its highest rating yet with an 8.9%.

Recap of Ep. 5: Kyung Joon blocks the door to prevent Da Ran from entering Se Young’s apartment. After he drags her out of the building, he demands that she not get depressed and becomes angry with Se Young (Jang Hee Jin). Da Ran brushes aside his advice and goes to the hospital with her head hanging down. Da Ran discovers Yoon Jae’s airplane ticket to LA and begins to sob, finally realizing that Yoon Jae had wanted to break up with her. Kyung Joon comforts her as Da Ran cries over the broken marriage.

Se Young meets up with Da Ran, and Da Ran confronts her about the truth. Se Young begins to tell the true backstory of the wedding incident, revealing that Yoon Jae was actually rushing to meet up with Se Young to tell her about his breakup when the accident happened. Breaking Da Ran’s heart even more, Se Young pointedly tells Da Ran that Yoon Jae only dated Da Ran because of her pitiful state.

Despite knowing the truth, Da Ran plans to continue the wedding photoshoot with Kyung Joon as one final memory. Meanwhile, Se Young calls Yoon Jae’s mother and tells her of his recent car accident, and Yoon Jae’s mother decides to return to Korea immediately. Da Ran and Kyung Joon do the photoshoot together though Kyung Joon goes through the actions halfheartedly. With the photoshoot almost complete, Da Ran tells Kyung Joon that she’s planning to cancel the wedding and that Kyung Joon can return to LA with the plane ticket. Kyung Joon is shocked and confused with Da Ran, and when the photographer wants the last photo, he goes in for a deep kiss, making the memory more impressionable for her.

Choong Shik overhears Kyung Joon tell Da Ran that he’s leaving for America and confirming the break up of the wedding. An infuriated Choong Shik begins to beat Kyung Joon up. Da Ran and Choong Shik arrive home, where relatives and a cake congratulating Da Ran on her baby (a misunderstanding on her mother’s part) wait for her. Da Ran reveals the truth to her family, and states that she doesn’t want to marry Yoon Jae because he is planning to quit his career as a doctor. Kyung Joon comes in when Da Ran’s mother is enraged with her daughter’s decision, and later explains that he had visited strip clubs, causing the breakup. The parents agree to leave them alone to tend to their marriage.

Yoon Jae’s mother comes in from America and tells Da Ran to postpone the marriage so “Yoon Jae” can go to America with her. As Da Ran and Kyung Joon contemplate what to do next, Kyung Joon decides to reenact the car accident with his body, but at the last minute decides against it. Kyung Joon reveals to Yoon Jae’s mother that Yoon Jae had lost his memory and decides to return to America. Da Ran is against it, but Kyung Joon decides he wants to become upgraded and officially marry Da Ran, which  makes her laugh. Hurt, Kyung Joon packs up and bids goodbye to everyone, leaving for America. A year passes and Da Ran is at a wedding, where she sees “Yoon Jae’…

Recap of Ep. 6: Kyung Joon responds to Yoon Jae’s name, confusing Da Ran. However, Da Ran finally realizes that it’s still Kyung Joon with his trademark “Uh oh” expression. Kyung Joon requests that Da Ran officially reunites with him, Yoon Jae, to fend off Yoon Jae’s mother trying to matchmake him with Se Young. However, Da Ran refuses, saying she can’t look at Yoon Jae anymore after officially breaking up with him. Kyung Joon still tries to persuade her, but Da Ran stands firm with her resolution. Angry and frustrated, Kyung Joon demands that Da Ran pack up her furniture and stuff back in his home. There, Da Ran confronts Se Young, who is hoping to get back together with Yoon Jae, and kicks her out of the house.

Kyung Joon goes to the restaurant Da Ran’s parents own, but immediately retraces his steps back, afraid of being beat to death by Da Ran’s parents. However, he meets up with Ma Ri (miss A’s Suzy) and eats dumplings with her. Kyung Joon’s habits make her highly suspicious of  ”Yoon Jae”. Ma Ri meets up with Kyung Joon’s uncle and aunt, where she learns that Yoon Jae had bought Kyung Joon’s old house. Ma Ri breaks into Kyung Joon’s house where she spots Kyung Joon’s bed…

Meanwhile, Kyung Joon asks Da Ran for the last time to stay by his side. She refuses, telling him that she’s afraid her heart would flutter again for Yoon Jae. Disappointed, Kyung Joon heads to his home where he sees Ma Ri holding out her bleeding arm. Fearful of the sight of blood, Kyung Joon turns his head away, confirming Ma Ri’s belief that “Yoon Jae” is actually Kyung Joon. It only gets confirmed as Da Ran comes running into the house, yelling out Kyung Joon’s name.

Recap of Ep. 7: Ma Ri faints after hugging Kyung Joon tightly. After Ma Ri wakes up, she confronts him about the truth, to which he replies that Yoon Jae’s body can only be with Gil Da Ran. After Ma Ri leaves, ensuring she’ll keep the secret, Da Ran tells Kyung Joon that she changed her mind, agreeing to be by his side despite the hardships she might endure. Elated, the two later meet up with Yoon Jae’s mother, where they tell her confidently that the two are dating again. Despite Yoon Jae’s mother disappointment and anger, Kyung Joon pulls Da Ran out of the uncomfortable spot as the mother leaves them be.

Kyung Joon returns to the hospital as Yoon Jae and begins to overcome his fear of blood with the children. Meanwhile, Ma Ri visits a shaman to help reverse the souls of Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae. She hands Da Ran the talisman and orders her to wish for Yoon Jae to come back. Later, Da Ran visits Kyung Joon and the two go grocery shopping when Da Ran catches sight of her mother. Afraid of the beating she could get, she abandons Kyung Joon but meets up with him later to enjoy his specially made dinner. However, Da Ran is called to meet up with the PE teacher, where he plans to confess his love for her. As Kyung Joon waits, Ma Ri visits and finds a ring Yoon Jae had prepared for Da Ran. Kyung Joon is confused about Yoon Jae’s intention and later meets up with her with the ring. As the ring fits perfectly with her finger, Kyung Joon tells her she can start to like Yoon Jae again, and that he, Kyung Joon, will never like her.

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kdramacrazy's Thoughts:

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

I’m in love with not only the Kyung Joon-Da Ran couple, but the twists and turns the Hong sisters are bringing from the 1 year time skip: Ma Ri discovering the truth, and then the everchanging image of Yoon Jae. The unique take with Kyung Joon maturing over the one year, in the body of the man that Da Ran dislikes the most can take viewers anywhere and pretty much leaves me questioning the ending. I like how Da Ran couldn’t easily break with Yoon Jae, because it would both belittle the value of love and attachment she had with Yoon Jae, and it still leaves that thorny branch of Yoon Jae’s true image and heart. I praise the Hong sisters for taking the Kyung Joon-Da Ran couple to the next level with the new twist of Yoon Jae being somewhat distant to Da Ran right now. Because although their relationship was full of hot chemistry in the beginning, it left viewers questioning Da Ran’s faithfulness as she was an engaged woman. Now, Da Ran can begin to distinguish Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae, and when her heart flutters, she can start to draw a line between the two.

What I am not in love with is all the filler and straying from the plot, from Yoon Jae’s mother to Kyung Joon’s relatives. I know there’s probably a lot more to Yoon Jae’s family, but I feel like any scene devoted to her and Se Young is minutes wasted that could have spent more on Kyung Joon and Da Ran, Kyung Joon maturing, or discovering the truth behind the body switching. The scenes have  felt so repetitive with the two trying to find ways to get “Yoon Jae” back with Se Young. Apart from the cliffhangers and the scenes with the two main characters, I feel like I’m not truly hooked on this show yet though I’m enjoying it for its cute and heartbreaking moments. I’m actually quite interested in the excitement and energy it would bring if “Kyung Joon’s body” woke up with Yoon Jae in it and see the sparks fly. But right now, I’ll just satisfy myself with the chemistry and trying to figure out the truth behind Yoon Jae.

JYP Entertainment artists to collaborate with Swizz Beatz for Reebok Classic line

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

J.Y. Park revealed news of a collaboration between JYP Entertainment and Swizz Beatz for Reebok.

At Reebok’s partnership event on June 26th, J.Y. Park stated, “For this first project with Reebok, there are plans for JYP Entertainment to release a music video and song that are different than what’s been released before.” JYP and Reebok will be working together to represent the brand’s ‘Classic Campaign’, and a new song is planned for release in July.

He also revealed the endorsement models from his agency: 2PM‘s Wooyoung, Nichkhun, and miss A‘s Suzy. Wooyoung hinted at an upcoming collaboration with American hip hop producer Swizz Beatz yesterday.

Swizz Beatz, who also attended the event, commented, “J.Y. Park is really a genius. [They] definitely need his ingenuity and professionalism when it comes to music to upgrade the Reebok Classic brand. [We're like brothers now]. It’s not something that’ll only [apply] to my country, but a project that can be spread globally. More innovation will happen in the future.”

J.Y. Park is reported to be involved in product design and marketing for the project as well.

Source+Photo: Star News via Nate
Tip: Paula

CHI CHI releases “Love is Energy” MV teaser

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:04 AM PDT

CHI CHI has released a music video teaser for their third digital single “Love is Energy“!

The 5-member group, including new member Shine, recently wrapped up promotions in Japan. They’ll be making a comeback with “Love is Energy”, which will be available on June 29th.

Watch CHI CHI’s “Love is Energy” teaser below.

Tip: Randy

Comedian Yoo Sang Moo is most scared of his best friend Yoo Sae Yoon?

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:35 AM PDT

Comedian Yoo Sang Moo chose his best friend Yoo Sae Yoon as the person he is most afraid of on June 25th’s airing of ‘Come To Play‘.

Yoo Sang Moo stated, “The scariest thing in the world is my friend Yoo Sae Yoon. I’m most afraid of guesting on a variety show with him. Yoo Sae Yoon sees me and Jang Dong Min as beneath him.”

He continued, “I can’t even speak whenever Yoo Sae Yoon and I are on a show together. He sneers and laughs at me whenever I talk.

Another guest on the show, comedian Kim Kyung Jin, chose his agency’s president Park Myung Soo as the person he is the most scared of. He explained, “He reads my true feelings so well, it’s scary. Especially when I curse him, and he figures it out.

Source & Image: Sports Seoul via Nate

SISTAR’s Hyorin would recruit Jewelry’s Jooyeon for a new girl group + expresses interest in solo debut

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:10 AM PDT

In a recent interview, SISTAR‘s Hyorin revealed who she would like to recruit if she had to create a new girl group.

She began by expressing, “I was in the SISTAR unit SISTAR19, but I’d like to go solo in the future as well.” When asked which idols she would choose if she could make a new girl group, she answered Jewelry‘s Jooyeon without hesitation, explaining, “I’ve always been close with Jooyeon unni. Aside from our friendship, I fell in love with her rapping and dancing skills. She’s got exceptional talent and charm that makes her the #1 person I’d recruit for my girl group.”

Hyorin went on to reveal that she had a lot of interest in hip hop music, but couldn’t pursue it because it was important for SISTAR to maintain their own pop-friendly style.

She stated, “I think the type of music I like, am confident in, and want to pursue are all different. The public thinks that SISTAR is really sexy, but we’re actually far from it. We’re tomboyish in real life and don’t feel that we’re sexy in each others’ eyes at all. Since we’ve been trained for such a long time, we merely know how to express ourselves in a sexy way, which I think is the reason why people think we’re a sexy group. It was through practice that we were able to emphasize our sexiness, so we hope to work hard to show different sides of ourselves in the future.”

Starship Entertainment is reported to be looking into possible solo promotions for Hyorin and another unit debut similar to SISTAR19.

Their CEO stated, “After SISTAR’s summer promotions, Dasom will be in a sitcom. The other members don’t have plans yet, so we’re thinking of having Hyorin release a solo mini-album, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver

Jang Dong Gun’s neat penmanship gets noticed on ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:44 AM PDT

Actor Jang Dong Gun has been getting noticed lately for his penmanship.

His writing was revealed on June 24th’s airing of SBS drama ’Gentlemen’s Class‘.

Jang Dong Gun’s character Kim Do Jin showed a message to Seo Yi Soo (played by Kim Haneul) through a cafe window that read, “The person I had a previous appointment with today is Seo Yi Soo.” Yi Soo responded to his note by kissing the window. Besides the “window kiss”, what caught the eyes of viewers was Jang Dong Gun’s neat penmanship.

His handwriting was noticed before this drama in messages he wrote alongside autographs for his fans as well.

Fans commented on his neat penmanship, “I like his writing style,” “You could turn his writing into a font,” and “Jang Dong Gun isn’t lacking in anything.

On another note, the tenth episode of ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ obtained a high viewership rating of 20.3% and is continuing to show success.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

After School’s Raina shares a photo from behind the scenes of “Flashback” MV

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:17 AM PDT

On June 26th, After School‘s Raina posted on her google+, “A picture that one of the staff members took during the music video shooting~ I worked hard during the shoot, sitting back-to-back with Ga Eun ^^ The music video we put our effort into! You all watched it, right?

After School’s member teaser photos for “Flashback” attracted a lot of attention for being “unedited”. This behind-the-scenes picture of Raina definitely proves that her body has no need for digital touch ups.

Fans commented, “Raina has really pretty legs,” “Raina is perfect from head-to-toe,” and “She’s getting prettier by the day!

After School recently released their 5th maxi single ‘Flashback’ on the 20th and is currently receiving a lot of love for their powerful and charismatic title song, “Flashback”.

Source: Donga Ilbo

Solbi updates fans from China

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 03:51 AM PDT

Solbi posted to Twitter on June 24th, “China… It’s been a while! There are people who recognize me in China. So cool. Am I a hallyu star? Hehe ^^. More overseas plans next week! If they notice me there too then I’m a real hallyu star.

In the photo shared, Solbi’s beautiful figure is obvious even in casual fashion wear, and her long straight hair adds to her feminine beauty.

Fans commented, “I guess next week will determine if she’s a hallyu star,” “Her beauty is even acknowledged in China,” and ”Next generation’s hallyu star Solbi?

Source & Image: Solbi’s Twitter

SS501 Kim Kyu Jong’s enlistment date confirmed

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 03:26 AM PDT

Kim Kyu Jong‘s military enlistment date has been confirmed for this July 23rd.

The SS501 member, the first of the group to enter mandatory military service, will report for alternative service duty after four weeks of basic training. Agency B2M Entertainment also revealed that he’ll be releasing a “thank you” track for fans before his enlistment date.

Kim Kyu Jong previously announced in a handwritten letter to fans that he would soon be serving in the military. He stated, “The reason I’m writing a letter to fans for the first time in a while is that I’m going to be enlisting in July.”

Kyu Jong also held a fan meeting earlier this month asking fans to wait until his return.

Source+Photo: Newsen via Nate
Tip: TripleS

Saxophonist Jami Soul covers TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle”

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 02:59 AM PDT

Saxophonist Jami Soul‘s cover of “Twinkle” by Girls’ Generation sub-unit TaeTiSeo has been getting a lot of attention.

A clip called “Taetiseo ‘Twinkle’ Saxophone Ver. by Jami Soul” has been spreading on online communities such as YouTube. Jami Soul was able to translate the cute, dance track into a jazz piece in his unique cover.

Netizens responded to the video, “Wow, ‘Twinkle’ saxophone version is daebak,” “I never knew the saxophone version of ‘Twinkle’ could have this kind of feel,” “This cover is really addicting the more I listen to it,” and “This version is daebak! I like listening to the song this way too.

One-man project group and saxophonist Jami Soul shared the video on June 22nd with the message: “We were able to video tape our jam session of TaeTiSeo’s ‘Twinkle’ during our practice for MBC‘s ‘I Am a Singer 2‘. Please look forward to my new song “I’ll Kiss You“, which will be released next week.”

Jami Soul has performed on various shows such as MBC’s ‘I Am a Singer 2′ and SBS‘ ‘K-POP STAR‘. His new album ‘Kissnova‘ will be released on June 27th KST.

Check out the amazing cover!

Source: News via Nate

Big Bang’s ‘Alive Tour 2012′ adds second date to Indonesia stop

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 02:37 AM PDT

A second date has been added to Big Bang‘s Jakarta, Indonesia stop for their global concert tour, ‘Alive Tour 2012‘!

Tickets for the event at Mata Elang International Stadium will go on sale on June 30, Saturday, at 10AM.

Fans can get their tickets here, and check out more information on Big Bang’s official Facebook.

Tip: bbfb10

Jang Geun Suk gets friendly with Kuroyanagi Tetsuko

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 02:09 AM PDT

Actor Jang Geun Suk shared photos of himself with famous Japanese entertainer Kuroyanagi Tetsuko.

On June 25th, Jang Geun Suk tweeted, “I’ve gotten closer to nuna! Please do! Come to Korea!“ He then added, “I also got some candy!” along with the two pictures above.

Fans commented, “He has a cute facial expression,” “They look very friendly with each other,” and Did he guest on ‘Tetsuko’s Room‘?”

Kuroyanagi Tetsuko is an author as well as the host of the popular Japanese talk show, ‘Tetsuko’s Room’.

Source & Photo: Jang Geun Suk’s Twitter

SISTAR couldn’t eat before “Alone” performances?

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 01:46 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Hyorin revealed that it was hard for them to eat because of the group’s stage attire for “Alone“.

Hyorin spoke to reporters near Seoul on June 25th and revealed, “The stage attire for “Alone” was very tight so it exposed our bodies. Because of that, we couldn’t wear the clothes after eating. We starved for a few hours before a performance, and afterwards, we inhaled our food.

SISTAR will be releasing their summer special album ‘Loving U‘ on June 28th, and the girls have created a goal to reach the top with the song. They’ll be showing a more cute and sexy image for “Loving U”, a song about summer love, than the concept they had for “Alone”.

Source & Image: Osen via Nate

ZE:A gives out 704 free hugs

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 01:21 AM PDT

The members of ZE:A have given out 704 free hugs.

On June 25th, in a shopping center in Ilsan, ZE:A shared free hugs with fans and passersby, who wished the group a successful comeback.

The event was filmed for Mnet‘s ‘Yoo Sae Yoon’s Art Video‘. ZE:A received a mission on the program to complete 704 free hugs in anticipation of the release date of their second album ‘Spectacular‘ on July 4th.

“Free Hug Side”, Kwanghee, Hyunsik, and Kevin, met with citizens, while the “Running Machine” side, Siwan, Dongjun, Minwoo, and Taeheon, ran on treadmills. If one of the “Running Machine” members came down from their machines before 704 free hugs were given out, the group would have failed their mission.

Siwan in particular attracted attention for completing the “death race” after an all-night practice, after which he went to film MBC‘s ‘Standby‘. ZE:A completed the mission in 40-something minutes.

The agency commented, “As there was very little promotion for the event before, everyone expected the guerilla event to fail. Furthermore, [we also expected] the members to have been exhausted by daily preparations for their comeback, but the [event] seemed to attract many people.

ZE:A will be holding their showcase on July 3rd, 7:30 PM, and will officially release their album on the 4th KST.

In the meantime, take a look at ZE:A’s comeback teaser photos here.

Source: Cookie News via Nate