Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"G-Dragon in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine" plus 19 more

G-Dragon in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 08:53 AM PDT

Last month, Big Bang‘s charismatic leader G-Dragon was in Paris, France. He was spotted attending fashion shows for Rick Owens, Junya Watanabe, and Juun.J.

It seems Harper’s Bazaar Korea accompanied him on his trip as he’s featured in a photo spread for the upcoming August issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

Ahead of the release, online retail site Interpark shared some photos from the spread. The issue will officially hit store shelves in Korea on August 1st.

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Image(s): Interpark

Tip: Maroug25

B.A.P releases “No Mercy” MV

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 08:31 AM PDT

B.A.P has just released the music video for "No Mercy"!

According to TS Entertainment, the concept for “No Mercy” focuses on a ‘pop boy’ theme to show that the members will lead in style and fashion among their peers.

Utilizing whistles, the boys hype up fans with a powerful comeback song and concept that are more playful and colorful than their previous hits.

Check out the full music video for "No Mercy".

C-CLOWN releases MV for “SOLO”

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 08:06 AM PDT

After teasing us all last week, rising rookie idol group C-CLOWN has finally released the music video for “SOLO“.

Short for ‘Crown Clown‘, the six members of C-Clown are ready to impress with their top-notch music and performances. Like their name suggests, the group is determined to become ‘king’ of the K-Pop scene and achieve their ‘crown’. The group is under Yedang Entertainment and consists of members: leader Barom (Rome), Kim Taemin (Siwoo), Kim Hyunil (Ray), Kangjun (JunK), Lee Minwoo (TK), and Jaejun (Mau).

Their title track is “SOLO”, the second track off their debut album.

Written and composed by RaDo who produced the entire album as well as composers Ji-In and Wontaek, the song sings the heart of a man who is being let go by his lover. Different from most of today’s ‘idol music’ that consists of a catchy hook and electronic sounds, “SOLO” has more of an analogous feel and it’s simple melody will leave listeners singing along with just a few listens.

The contemporary and mainstream melody is sure to leave a strong impression. Check out the music video below!

SBS releases short preview for new drama, ‘To the Beautiful You’

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 07:53 AM PDT

SBS‘ new upcoming drama ‘To the Beautiful You‘ is already drawing explosive interest from viewers thanks to it’s star-studded line-up, and a short teaser for the series has recently been released!

The preview reveals brief clips of the top stars who will be starring in the drama, including SHINee‘s Minho as well as f(x)‘s Sulli, who will be disguising herself as a male student in the story.

Watch the short preview below and let us know what you think!

Tip : Mira

EXO-K and JJ Project chosen as male idols who look best in person

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 07:27 AM PDT

Groups EXO-K and JJ Project have been chosen as the male idols who look the best in person.

MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion‘ held a monthlong poll asking over 100 managers and staff members on the camera, sound, stage, and writing crew as well as other staff in the broadcasting to vote for the male idols they feel are the best looking in person.

In the end, EXO-K and JJ Project came out on top with voters commenting, “It’s nice seeing them work hard on stage,”Their facial features are distinguished,” “They are well-mannered,” and “Their appearances are flawless.

Other idol groups that ranked high include 2PM, SHINee, INFINITE, Dalmatian, and B1A4.

Source + Image: Newsen via Nate

B2ST release ‘Midnight Sun’ mini-album track list

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 06:57 AM PDT

After pre-releasing “Midnight” a week before the July 22nd KST release of ‘Midnight Sun‘, B2ST has now revealed the official track list for their fifth mini-album.

It’s been a year and two months since B2ST has been active, and fans are excited for their new concept and mini-album, which holds six tracks in all. Cube Entertainment revealed the official track list and details on the 18th KST. Member Junhyung in particular is receiving attention for being involved in the production of most of the album’s songs.

A representative from Cube Entertainment stated, “You’ll be able to discover new charms of B2ST through this album. They’ve made the effort to show a variety of changes. Please look forward and take interest in their upcoming comeback stage.”

Check out the track list details for B2ST’s ‘Midnight’ below.

‘Midnight’ Track List:

01. Midnight (Composed by Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu Sung; Lyrics by Shinsadong Tiger, Junhyung; Arranged by Shinsadong Tiger)
02. Beautiful Night (Title Track; Composed by goodnight, sleep well; Lyrics by 4realz; Arranged by goodnight, sleep well)
03. It’s Not Me (Composed by Rado; Lyrics by Rado, Junhyung; Arranged by Rado)
04. When I Miss You (Composed by Choi Kyu Sung; Lyrics by Choi Kyu Sung, Junhyung; Arranged by Choi Kyu Sung)
05. The Day You Rest (Composed, Arranged, Lyrics Written by Junhyung, Kim Tae Joo)
06. Dream Girl (Composed, Arranged, Lyrics Written by Junhyung, Kim Tae Joo)

Source: Osen; Cube Entertainment

G-Dragon gains over 230,000 Twitter followers in 2 days

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 06:29 AM PDT

Since opening his official Twitter two days ago, Big Bang‘s G-Dragon has gained over 230,000 followers.

G-Dragon’s new Twitter was revealed by member Taeyang, and is now currently followed by almost 246,000 users. G-Dragon posted to Taeyang, “But I have no idea how to work this.”

He’s definitely had a positive reaction from fans who commented, “Since Taeyang revealed it, it should really be G-Dragon’s Twitter,” “His number of followers is rapidly increasing each second,” and “Please post a lot of photos.”

Source: Osen

Super Junior’s Donghae and actress Yoon Seung Ah discuss their lead roles on ‘Miss Panda and Porcupine’

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Actress Yoon Seung Ah and Super Junior‘s Donghae shared their impressions on their first roles as drama protagonists.

At the press conference for Channel A‘s ‘Miss Panda and Porcupine‘ on the 18th, Yoon Seung Ah commented, “Because it’s my first lead role, I was really worried and nervous initially, but now I’ve adjusted and am having a good time filming.”

She went on, “As it’s a romantic comedy,  I think viewers will have fun watching the [adorable, harmonious love story and plot].” Yoon Seung Ah stars as the owner of a failing cake shop called “Cafe Panda”.

Donghae shared, “As it’s my first time playing a protagonist in Korea, I felt pressure in the beginning. Pressure is one thing, but I’m also having fun and working hard to learn as well as to show viewers a fresh romantic comedy.” The Super Junior member plays the role of a cold, genius pastry chef.

The first episode of ‘Miss Panda and Porcupine’ will air on August 18 KST.

Source: Osen

NU’EST become ambassadors for Korea Scout Association

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 05:32 AM PDT

According to Pledis EntertainmentNU’EST, who recently made a comeback with their first mini-album ‘Action‘, are the new ambassadors of the Korea Scout Association.

The boys became the official endorsement models of the association on July 18 at the appointment ceremony in Yeoido. The Korea Scout Association is the national Scouting association of South Korea, and it aims to improve adolescents as citizens.

A representative from the Korea Scout Association stated, “As the NU’EST members are in their teens themselves and have been sending strong messages to adolescents in their debut album ‘Face‘ as well as their new album ‘Action‘, we decided that it would be fitting to appoint them as the ambassadors of the scouts, who support social contributions. We’re looking forward to their large role as the spokespersons for adolescents.”

The scouts exist in 131 countries across the world and include 30,000,000 members. South Korea alone has 370,000 active scouts.

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Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and After School’s Lizzy discuss the times they weren’t recognized as celebrities

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 04:51 AM PDT

On the July 17th episode of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun and After School‘s Lizzy discussed the times that they were unrecognized as celebrities.

Lizzy shared, “I regularly commute by bus and because I wish to be recognized, I go around wearing full makeup. But there’s no one who recognizes me. Even when I stand in front of advertisement billboards that I feature in and talk in a loud voice, there’s no one who recognizes me.”

She went on to reveal another funny story: “Recently before my comeback stage, I was greeting my fellow idols roughly when I injured my toenail and was sent to the emergency room in full makeup and my stage outifit. Even then, the nurse didn’t realize I was an After School member and asked me if I was participating in a talent show.”

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun also shared a similar experience, “I ran into two foreign trainees at my company, and I found it strange when they asked me about my nationality. One time while I was having lunch with the other Super Junior members, I received an eye signal from one of the trainees to not sit with the other members. I later realized that those foreign trainees didn’t know I was a Super Junior member. What’s more, I was wearing full makeup at the time.”

Source + Image: My Daily via Nate

2NE1 to open official global website

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 04:17 AM PDT

2NE1 has announced the opening of an official global website for international fans!

The following post was made to YG Entertainment‘s official Twitter:

As of now on the new site, Blackjacks can buy tickets for 2NE1′s United States stops for their ‘New Evolution‘ tour, watch the group’s music video for their new single “I Love You“, and download the track on iTunes.

Check out the new page “coming soon” here.

HaHa and Skull to perform at the ‘Green Groove Festival’

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Singers HaHa and Skull will be collaborating for the final performances at the Green Groove Festival on the 21st and 22nd at Daeseon Beach.

The two should be a familiar combination, as they performed the reggae version of Park Myung Soo‘s “From Fool to Fool” on the ‘I Am Kind of a Singer‘ special of MBC‘s Infinity Challenge.

Skull is a member of Stony Skunk, a group that has been praised to be one of Asia’s greatest reggae acts and in the summer of 2007, peaked at #3 on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip Hop single sales chart as well as #16 on the hot single sales chart with the song “Boom Di Boom Di”.

HaHa and Skull’s collaboration will be one to look forward to, and their reggae performance at the ‘Green Groove Festival’ will undoubtedly go well with the summer beach.

Others performances  lined up for the ‘Green Groove Festival’ include a collaboration between hip hop and R&B world star Akon and the Wonder Girls for the girl group’s latest songLike Money, as well as performances by After School, Verbal Jint, and 10 Cents.

Check out HaHa and Skull’s previous performance of “From Fool to Fool” if you haven’t already!

Source: Joy News 24 via Naver

J.Y. Park selects the singers who emits the perfect ‘half air and half sound’ technique

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 03:10 AM PDT

Singer, producer, and actor J.Y. Park recently participated on a radio program and revealed the artists he believes use the perfect ‘half air, half sound’ technique.

On the July 17th live radio broadcast of SBS Power FM‘s ‘Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time‘, J.Y. Park discussed various topics and even put up a perfect live performance of his hits.

DJ Choi Hwa Jung first brought up the topic asking J.Y. Park, “Which singer do you believe sings with the perfect ‘half air, half sound’?” Without hesitation, he replied, “Kim Gun Mo, Kim Bum Soo, and among the female artists, it would be Ga In of Brown Eyed Girls.

J.Y. Park is known for famously saying that a song should be composed of “half air and half sound” on SBS’ ‘K-Pop Star‘.

In addition, J.Y. Park selected actress Lee Young Ae as the female celebrity he’d be happy to ride an elevator with.

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

Bada’s nickname during her trainee period was “five album singer”

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 02:35 AM PDT

Veteran singer and former leader of top girl group S.E.S. Bada shared a bit about her experience as a trainee at the press conference for KBS N‘s ‘Global Super Idol‘ on the 17th.

She revealed, “I don’t talk about this often, but when I was in S.E.S., my nickname was ‘five album singer’. It’s an embarrassing confession. During my trainee days, I didn’t act like a rookie singer. Because I was interested in musicals during high school, I was embarrassed to debut as an idol,” explaining the reason behind her nickname.

Bada also gave some advice to the contestants saying, “After I debuted and eventually became a solo artist, I learned that as I show my improving talent, I have to be humble in order to continue to live as a person with solid principles. I didn’t know that in my younger days, but I really feel that way now. Although I am no superstar, I was able to get to where I am today because of my talent and experience, and my confidence has to always be followed by modesty.”

Source + Image: My Daily via Naver

Lee Hyori to perform on ‘Show Me the Money’

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 02:06 AM PDT

On the latest recording of Mnet‘s ‘Show Me the Money‘, Lee Hyori commanded the stage in a revealing fishnet outfit.

Over 500 people showed up for the filming knowing that Hyori would be the special guest that night. Upon being introduced by MC Eun Ji Won, the crowd showed their ecstatic support. Hyori then emerged on stage with six rookie rappers and put on a passionate show that had the crowd going wild for 15 minutes straight.

Many couldn’t take their eyes off of her form-fitting outfit, which added to her powerful and sexy charisma.

After her performance, Hyori expressed, “I don’t think I’ve performed for this long outside of an awards ceremony. I’ve always loved hip hop though, which is what drove me to participate in the show. I was worried about whether I’d be able to perform well, but the skill level of the six rookie rappers were outstanding. Thanks to them, I feel like we were able to put on an amazing show.”

The episode featuring Hyori will broadcast on July 20th. Watch the preview below.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver

SISTAR’s Soyu wears a summer look for CeCi

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 01:37 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Soyu participated in CeCi‘s latest fashion magazine spread and is receiving attention for her beautiful figure.

Soyu looks like she’s ready for the summer in her colorful yet simple fashion. The loose-fitted shirts didn’t hide her thin waist, and bold hot pants and a mini skirt brought attention to her perfect legs. The comfortable outfits and skateboards gave a vacation-like feel to the pictorial.

A CeCi representative stated, “Because all of the SISTAR members have beautiful figures and great style, the outcome always exceeds our expectations. This summer’s fashion icon is SISTAR.”

Netizens commented, “Her legs are to die for,” “She has one of the best figures among girl group members,” and “A style that matches well with ‘Loving U’.”

In other news, SISTAR is currently promoting their ‘Loving U‘ summer album.

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Super Junior’s Kyuhyun reveals the members he’d least like to share a room with

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 01:06 AM PDT

On the July 17th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘1 vs 100‘, Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun revealed the members that he’d least like to share a room with.

Kyuhyun revealed, Leeteuk rarely cleans his room. That’s why I wouldn’t choose him [as a roommate]. Donghae gets lonely easily and bothers me sometimes. Ryeowook is constantly cooking and feeding me,” explaining the reasons behind his choices.

When asked how Ryeowook reacts when he gets mad, Kyuhyun joked, “Ryeowook feeds me even more,” creating laughter on set.

Source + Image(s): TVDaily via Nate

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany helps abandoned animals in her latest pictorial with ‘CeCi’

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 12:38 AM PDT

In celebration of her birthday next month on the 1st, Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany has set out to help abandoned animals in her latest pictorial with ‘CeCi‘ magazine.

Dressed in a funky yet feminine look with floral prints, pink tube tops, and elegant lace one-pieces, Tiffany posed alongside an equally adorable maltese named ‘Ari’ for the photo shoot. Throughout the set, not once did she lose her signature eye smile and brightened up the set with her perfectly cute poses.

The thirteen accessories, including a pearl ring with Tiffany’s initials engraved on them, a belt she wore on stage with TaeTiSeo, and other unique, one-of-a-kind items like her customized handbag, worn by the star will be auctioned off on CeCi’s official homepage.

All of the profits made from the auction will be donated to the Korean Animal Welfare Association to aid in the protection and adoption of lost animals.

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Source + Photos: Donga via Naver

Solbi shares that she was in a sexual harassment prevention video

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 12:12 AM PDT

Past clips of Solbi in a sex education video for the prevention of sexual harassment was revealed on the July 17th episode of SBS’ Strong Heart‘.

On this day, Solbi admitted that she acted in a sex education video titled ‘An Unforgivable Sin’. She stated, “They still show that video in elementary schools.

In addition, clips of the actual video were revealed on the show. The clips garnered much attention as they revealed images of a younger Solbi.

Solbi explained, “I was ‘street-cast’ for a role in a movie, and it turned out to be a drama for the prevention of sexual harassment. Because of me, the rate of sexual harassment decreased.” She then requested, “Please upgrade it. I’ll film it again, so please change it.

Source & Photo: TV Daily via Nate

T-ara’s Boram gets hardcore about playing the guitar?

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:42 PM PDT

On July 17th, T-ara member Boram took to her Twitter with the pair of pictures above and two brief messages.

In the first picture, Boram looks focused as she strums her guitar. She attached the message: “Dinga dinga (the sound of strumming a guitar) roong-♩,” to amplify the peaceful atmosphere of the photo. With the second picture, she posted, “Dinga dinga ggu-ang!!! (ↂ⃝⃓⃙⃚⃘ㅁↂ⃝⃓⃙⃚⃘),” and showed a different, edgier image, ditching her composed look to gnaw at her instrument instead.

Fans commented, “So she’s learning how to play the guitar,” “You’re not supposed to bite the guitar, you’re supposed to throw it,” and, “Her legs are really thin.

In other news, T-ara continues to promote their title single,DAY BY DAY, which achieved an all-kill upon release and continues to maintain a high position across various music charts.

Source: Boram’s Twitter