Monday, June 25, 2012

"ZE:A reveals remaining comeback teaser photos + new song preview" plus 19 more

"ZE:A reveals remaining comeback teaser photos + new song preview" plus 19 more

ZE:A reveals remaining comeback teaser photos + new song preview

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 09:16 AM PDT

ZE:A, who is scheduled to release their comeback album ‘SPECTACTULAR‘ on July 4th, has released the remaining teaser photos featuring Kevin, Junhyung, Heechul, Minwoo, Taehun, and Hyungshik!

As announced earlier, the boys will be holding their showcase on July 3rd which will be streamed worldwide through YouTube before their album release.

In addition to the teaser photos also check out the 10 second preview of their track “Dirty Cat” below.

Heechul Hyungshik Junyoung Kevin Minwoo Taehun

Source: ZE:A’s official fan cafe
Tip: Samantha

Instiz releases chart rankings for the fourth week of June

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 08:47 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 fourth week of June (June 18th to June 24th) below!


Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. Busker Busker – “If You Really Love Me” – 24,431 Points

2. f(x) – “Electric Shock” – 19,706 Points

3. Wonder Girls – “Like This” – 18,298 Points

4. Busker Busker – “It’s So Hard To Face You” – 16,018 Points

5. 8Eight’s Lee Hyun – “My Heartache” – 13,762 Points

6. Big Bang – “Monster” – 12,540 Points

7. Busker Busker – “Rain Showers” – 10,392 Points

8. Jung Hyung Don & Defconn – “The Song That's Even Worse When You Listen to it During a Bad Time” – 8,470 Points

9. Noel – “If You Love” – 8,469 Points

10. Verbal Jint ft. Sanchez of Phantom – “You Deserve Better” – 7,849 Points

Source: Instiz iCHART

FIX releases MV for “She’s My Girl”

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 08:16 AM PDT

Rookie boy group FIX has just released a music video for their comeback track, “She’s My Girl“.

After making their debut last year and gaining attention with Super Junior Eunhyuk‘s featuring in their music video for “Please Don’t Stay“, they have returned with this new song.

“She’s My Girl” is a pop dance track and the lyrics talk about the wanting feelings towards a girl.

For those wondering why there’s only three members instead of four, leader Sungwoo will not participate in the promotional activites for “She’s My Girl”. He hasn’t left the group but he is focusing on activities as an actor for now.

SISTAR releases MV teaser for “LOVING U”

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 08:10 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s upcoming music video for their comeback track, “Loving U” has been released!

As previously reported, the entire music video was shot in Hawaii!

Scheduled for release on June 28th, the music video has enlisted the help of security planes, professional surfers, and famous models to stand front and center in their music video.

Representatives stated, “Their summer special album ‘Loving U’ will see the girls shed their original image and go for something cuter and brighter. The beautiful views of Hawaii and the tricks shown by the professional surfers will be the focus points of the music video.”

Check out the teaser below!

J.Y. Park’s ’5 Million Dollar Man’ releases first trailer

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 07:40 AM PDT

J.Y. Park‘s screen debut ‘5 Million Dollar Man‘ has released its first movie trailer!

The trailer played to J.Y. Park’s comedic side by using his unique look in a hilarious light. While eating a hot dog at a convenience store, the clerk is seen telling him to, “eat it and go back to where you came from”, a statement in play to his alien-like features.

Co-stars Min Hyo Rin, Cho Sung Ha, Cho Hee Bong, and Oh Jung Se add to the comedy side to the film with their strong acting skills.

The film will hit theaters on July 19th.

Source & Image: Sports Chosun via Naver

Girls’ Generation endorses rubber gloves?

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 06:40 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s “rubber gloves” have been grabbing the attention of fans.

These pictures were recently uploaded onto an online community forum along with the title, “Girls Generation Home Shopping Version”.

The uploader parodied Girls’ Generation’s music video for their newest Japanese track, “Paparazzi” and made the pink gloves that they wore into rubber gloves.

Along with making their pink gloves seem like rubber gloves, they photoshopped the diet drink advertisement that the girls were in and added captions to it to make it seem like a home shopping advertisement that sells rubber gloves.

The diet drinks, that the Girls’ Generation members are holding, were turned into rubber gloves and comments were added to the photos of each of the members to make it seem like they are endorsing rubber gloves.

Fans who saw this left comments saying, “Things people do now a days,” “The creator’s pretty smart,” “Totally funny, I’m not the only one who thought their gloves looked like rubber gloves,” and “Girls’ Generation even endorses rubber gloves now?


Source & Image: My Daily via Naver

Yoo Jae Suk and HaHa share an awkward kiss on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:38 AM PDT

The nation’s MC Yoo Jae Suk and singer HaHa recently shared an awkward kiss, but had viewers bursting out into laughter.

SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘ aired its 100th episode on June 24th, featuring actress Kim Hee Sun as a guest. With ‘Battle of the Gods’ set as the theme, all of the cast members were given the title of gods and their mission was to take the others down without exposing their weaknesses.

HaHa, who transformed into the god Eros, had ‘kiss’ as his weakness. The singer happened to find lipstick, an item to be used against him, but in order to hide his weakness, he began going around trying to kiss others with the lipstick on.

Upon finding his first target, which happened to be Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa quickly put on the lipstick and ran up to the MC to give him a kiss on the cheek saying, “I love you! I love you forever!

Bewildered by his sudden action, Yoo Jae Suk was speechless but couldn’t stop smiling. In an attempt to loosen up the awkward atmosphere, HaHa then kissed Yoo Jae Suk’s other cheek and asked him to kiss him back.

However, the two remained awkward and ended up parting ways.

Check out the full episode below! (Starting around the 4:00 mark.)

Source & Image: MyDaily via Nate

10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol revealed to be in a relationship with Rooftop Moonlight’s Kim Yoon Joo

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:21 AM PDT

A new indie couple has been born!

10cm‘s Kwon Jung Yeol has been revealed to be in a relationship with Roooftop Moonlight‘s Kim Yoon Joo. According to insiders from the Hongdae music scene, the two started off as friends of mutual interests before starting to date just recently. Fans have already spotted the two enjoying dates outside together.

The two bands were already close before the relationship, having collaborated together on KBS‘s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Music Friend‘ and working with each other on music frequently.

While guesting on the June 23rd episode of KBS Radio’s ‘Hong Jin Kyung’s 2AM’, Kim Yoon Joo admitted to being in a relationship, albeit ambigulously.

While 10cm’s known for their hits like “Americano” and “Hug Me“, Rooftop Moonlight’s claim to fame was through OST’s for dramas like MBC‘s ‘Pasta‘.


Source + Photos: Mydaily via Naver

Who Wore it Best: Suzy or Taeyeon?

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy and Girls Generation‘s Taeyeon have both been spotted wearing the same jacket.

Suzy and Taeyeon both showed off their cute charms with their choice of a striped blue jacket that is speckled with stars.

Suzy wore the jacket in her drama ‘Big‘, where she successfully carried out the unique and sporty look for her character with just the jacket alone.

On the other hand, Taeyeon gave the jacket a sophisticated look by matching it with a T-shirt and high waisted denim shorts.

Fans complimented both stars for successfully pulling off the look in their own unique way by saying, “They look so cute no matter what they wear," "Wearing jackets with stars makes them look sparkly," and " The two most popular celebrities are wearing the same clothes.

With that said, we have to ask, who wore it best?

VIXX to feature in MTV’s idol real variety ‘Diary’

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:56 AM PDT

Rookie boy group VIXX will be continuing their efforts to get closer to their fans and the public, by featuring in MTV‘s idol real variety program, ‘Diary‘.

Fans are looking forward to the boys starring in the show as the six members have incredibly different personalities and charms. While Leader N is considered the team’s mother due to his caring and detailed personality, main vocalist Leo has the image of the team’s father for his quiet, but stern personality. Leo actually has a contrasting side where he falls apart in front of babies and puppies.

Ken has earned attention in the past for his many personal talents, while rapper Ravi has been having his MC skills spotlighted, for his ability to come up with witty remarks.

Se7en look-alike Hongbin is often teased for being able to turn anything into a pictorial thanks to his handsome looks, while Hyuk is the much-loved maknae, who’s energetic in all that he does.

Having shown their growth and debut through their real survival show, ‘Mydol‘, the boys are aiming to now let their personalities shine through ‘Diary’.

Other featred stars will include MYNAME, JJ Project, and BtoB on the June 25th broadcast.


Source + Photos: Star N News via Naver

Lee Hyori reveals how idols used to date one another

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:33 AM PDT

On the June 22nd episode of SBS‘s ‘You & I‘, soloist Lee Hyori revealed how idols used to secretly date during her own days as an idol.

She began the segment by asking special guests TEEN TOP whether they had any girlfriends at the moment, to which the boys replied, “No, we don’t have any girlfriends. We’re actually curious as to what dating is like.”

Lee Hyori explained, “You exchange phone numbers and exchange gazes during dry rehearsals. During dry rehearsals, other artists will sit in the audience and watch over the performances. That’s when you stare at the artist you like the most on stage and exchange gazes.”

Source + Photos: Mydaily via Naver

2PM’s Junsu to return to ‘Immortal Song 2′ for the first time in a year

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 04:07 AM PDT

2PM‘s Junsu will be returning to KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ for the first time in a year to compete against Super Junior‘s Ryeowook and INFINITE‘s Sunggyu.

Junsu will mark his official return with the episode starting July 21st, and fans are already raising anticipation for the battle between three of the biggest Hallyu stars in the current idol market. Junsu’s previous performances in June and July of last year had earned high praise for his outstanding vocals.

The summer special of the show will feature a total of 12 competing artists and will last for two weeks starting July 21st and ending on the 28th.


Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

F.T. Island’s Hongki combines sports & music for ‘Dazed & Confused’

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 03:45 AM PDT

F.T. Island‘s Hongki has participated in a new London Olympics-themed pictorial for ‘Dazed & Confused‘ magazine!

To celebrate the London Olympics, the pictorial created its theme based on the idea of “an olympics of musicians” featuring Hongki. By utilizing shocking hair styles and punky looks, stylists combined elements from both music and sports to create an Olympics-inspired vibe.

Hongki has been known for making passes on fashion magazine pictorials, but he revealed that he couldn’t resist the appeal of this one for its creative combination of London rock band styles and sports. Thus, this pictorial marked his first solo photoshoot since his debut under F.T. Island.

The singer proved his passion for the craft by specially preparing props and accessories that he felt fit the concept.

Additional images and an interview can be found in the July edition of ‘Dazed & Confused’ magazine.

Source + Photos: TV Daily
Tip: hongkisbiased

Actress Yoon Eun Hye returns to Korea after volunteering in Madagascar

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 03:07 AM PDT

Actress Yoon Eun Hye, who left for Madagascar on June 15th, recently returned to Korea after volunteering on the island.

On June 25th, the actress updated her fans on the latest via Twitter with a post that read:

Thanks to everyones’ prayers and God’s protection, I have safely returned to Korea. I went through a lot of amazing experiences in which God has used me as his tool to complete his plan… The beautiful nature of Madagascar… I met such lovable children there who suffer from hunger and pain each and every day… I also met God’s workers on that land doing missionary work. I thank God for allowing me to have such experiences. I pray that the land will overflow with aid and blessing.

Upon seeing the two photos (above), fans and netizens commented, “Not only is she pretty, but she has such a kind heart“, “The work you’re doing makes you look even more beautiful“, “Welcome home!“, and “You’re truly beautiful inside and out.

Source: Yoon Eun Hye’s Twitter
Tip: vegaspink

Boram’s sister Wooram to hold a mini fan meet before D-Unit debut

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 02:41 AM PDT

D-Unit‘s Wooram, best known as the younger sister of T-ara‘s Boram, has revealed that she’ll be holding a mini fan meet before her official debut.

Having prepared to become a singer since two years ago, Wooram had an established fanbase ever since she was spotlighted as Boram’s younger sister. Her fans had watched over her slowly, but surely pave her path to becoming a singer and now boasts 300 members in the official club.

Thirty of those lucky fans will be able to meet with Wooram and her fellow D-Unit members Soojin and Yoojin. Wooram’s official fanclub will be changing their status to support the entire trio after their debut.

Wooram expressed, “I was always so sorry for only receiving from my fans, so I’d like to take this opportunity to buy them food and converse with them. I plan on introducing D-Unit and asking for their support for our debut.”

Representatives of D-Unit stated, “After hearing about Wooram’s fanclub, our company thought we should do something for them. We hope that this fan meet opportunity will make their friendship stronger and help them grow as a fanclub that helps each other out.”

D-Unit will debut in early August.

Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver

Dal Shabet successfully completes ‘Mr. Bang Bang’ fan signing

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 02:13 AM PDT

On June 24th, Dal Shabet opened up their first fan signing for their ‘Bang Bang‘ album release at the Kimpo Airport Lotte Mall and had a fun time with their fans.

Like always, the girls made sure to make eye contact with each of their fans and responded to each one with bright smiles. From students all the way to uncle fans, the girls proved their popularity with all age groups. Many stayed behind well after the fan signing had ended to show their support for the girls.

Dal Shabet expressed, “It was fun to see our fans outside like this instead of from the stage. We all had so much fun, we had no idea where the time went. Thank you for always giving us so much love since our debut. We’ll work hard on our ‘Mr. Bang Bang’ promotions so please continue to support us.”

The girls will be continuing their fan signing tour in Busan, Seoul, and Ilsan through July.

Source + Photos: Star N News via Naver

Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In ‘dresses up’ for the summer in ‘Singles’

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 01:43 AM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsGa-In showed that she’s ready to battle the heat of the summer with a sexy new fashion pictorial for ‘Singles‘ magazine!

Dressed in feminine tube tops and lace skirts, Ga-In pulled off a variety of looks, colors, and designs in a style uniquely her own with cool Rayban sunglasses to top off each look.

Her chic facial expressions and confident poses perfected the final stylings by adding a cheeky flair.

Check out more refreshing cuts in the July edition of the magazine!

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Source + Photos: Sports Donga via Naver

Big Bang’s ‘Alive Tour 2012′ adds a second date to Singapore stop!

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 01:16 AM PDT

Big Bang's world tour has been a hot issue among their fans across the globe. Now, Big Bang has added another reason to celebrate. It has just been announced that their will be two concerts in Singapore (September 28th, 2012 and September 29th, 2012) VIP’s you are in for a treat this year!

In related news, the date and venue for Los AngelesCalifornia was confirmed as well, and now more details for their stop in New Jersey have been revealed. Though the time schedule on Big Bang's official Facebook had New York listed as a location, it seems the concert will actually be held in New Jersey.

Stay tuned for more updates on 'Alive Tour 2012′ with allkpop especially for the announcement of Europe and more!

YG-Life reveals CL’s teaser photo for 2ne1′s comeback

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 12:34 AM PDT

After beign delayed several weeks, finally, 2ne1 seems poised to make their return to the K-pop scene.

Moments ago, YG-Life posted the above image of 2ne1′s leader CL with the caption, “Are you ready?”  Then, a graphic was updated, which may very well be album art with the phrase, “2ne1 Coming Soon”.  As expected, fans have been going crazy with increased excitement.

It appears that 2ne1′s new album might be called ‘New Evolution’ to match their upcoming world tour of the same name.  Stay tuned to allkpop for more breaking 2ne1 comeback news.

So Blackjacks, are you ready?

After School member UEE’s ‘manner legs’ draw attention

Posted: 25 Jun 2012 12:21 AM PDT

Pictures of After School member UEE‘s manner legs have been drawing attention.

UEE’s manner legs have been the center of attention since pictures were revealed on various online portal sites on June 25th.

The pictures showed After School filming the music video for their 5th Maxi Single “Flashback” and netizens could not help but notice the hard time the staff had holding the camera up high due to UEE’s tall height. UEE then made the staff’s work easier by spreading her legs and matching her height with the camera so this has been dubbed as ‘manner legs’.

UEE has been well known for having a heart that is as beautiful as her face and along with her manner legs, it is said that during the three days and two nights of filming, UEE put the staff before herself, again showing her kindness.

Netizens left compliments for UEE’s manners saying, ”UEE daebak! How can she be so perfect?,“ ”It must have been hard for her to spread her legs since they’re so long,” “She has such a kind heart… what does she lack?,“ ”A girl with great manners!!,” “She even lowered her height for them~ the staff must have worked extra hard.

On other news, After School’s dance was choreographed by Kyle Hanagami, who also choreographed for celebrities like Justin Bieber and The Black Eyed Peas. The girls have also been gaining attention for showing off their charisma as they perform their perfectly synchronized dance along with their impressive vocal skills.