Sunday, July 8, 2012

"Kim Hyung Jun releases mini-album ‘ESCAPE’ & MV for “Sorry I’m Sorry”" plus 19 more

"Kim Hyung Jun releases mini-album ‘ESCAPE’ & MV for “Sorry I’m Sorry”" plus 19 more

Kim Hyung Jun releases mini-album ‘ESCAPE’ & MV for “Sorry I’m Sorry”

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 08:47 AM PDT

At long last, Kim Hyung Jun has just released his solo mini-album ‘ESCAPE‘ and the official music video for ”Sorry I’m Sorry“!

As earlier reported, ‘ESCAPE’ is a dance album containing five songs in total. It seems that “Sorry I’m Sorry” will not be the only MV release for this album, as Cha Eun Taek directed a 25-minute-long drama MV that will be released at a later time, starring Kang Ji Hwan and Lee Ki Woo.

As its title implies, “Sorry I’m Sorry” is a song of heartbreak and aching, which is reflected by the music video’s melancholy theme as Kim Hyung Jun tries to get his girl back. Watch it below!

Sunny Hill’s Kota shares a photo of fellow member Jubi

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 08:06 AM PDT

Co-ed group Sunny Hill‘s Kota updated fans with a latest photo of member Jubi.

On July 5th, the singer attached the photo above and left a message that read, “Kim Jubi ♥ Ehehe, we’re leaving first ♥ Rabbit, hop!

Taken at what seems to be a restaurant, the photo shows vocalist Jubi looking comfortable in a loose rabbit-print T-shirt as she poses for the camera.

Fans left comments such as, “Jubi unni is so pretty,” “What are you guys eating?” and “Cutest rabbit ever.

Meanwhile, Jubi is currently starring in tvN‘s Monday-Tuesday drama, ‘I Love Italy‘ as Ha Soon Sim.

Source: Kota’s Twitter

2NE1′s Minzy & Yang Hyun Suk make a compromise regarding sexy dances

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 07:08 AM PDT

2NE1′s Minzy revealed that she made a compromise with her agency’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk after he asked her to cut down on the sexy dances.

In an interview held on July 6th at the YG Entertainment building, the interviewer asked, “We heard that Yang Hyun Suk gave you a special command to refrain from doing sexy dances?“  To this Minzy replied, “That is why he has give me space to express my freedom in my solo parts.

She went on to say, “Overall, the choreography is very sexy but we made a compromise when I went over the choreography with our CEO.

CL stated, “I don’t think that our CEO likes us to be overtly sexy.  It still needs to have the 2NE1 flavor so the dance needs to be changed accordingly.

Previously, Yang Hyun Suk said in a different interview, “In the new choreography for 2NE1, there is a sexy dance where they use the lower half of their bodies.  All the members are doing well with the sexy dance so I am satisfied, but when our underage member Minzy does it I just feel a little uncomfortable.

2NE1 released a new track on July 5th the mixes electronic and trot titled, ‘I Love You‘ and has been atop many music charts.  They will make their their comeback on July 8th through SBS’sInkigayo.’

On the 28th and 29th, 2NE1 will open a world tour titled ‘NEW EVOLUTION‘ in Seoul and move on to hold concerts in 10 cities in 7 countries.

Source: TV Report via Naver

Lee Hyori lends her voice to discover individuals who excel in community service

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 05:02 AM PDT

According to KBS, Lee Hyori lent her talents to narrate a video for the candidates of ‘The Korean National Citizens Award for Sharing.’

‘The Korean National Citizens Award for Sharing’ that Lee Hyori helped out, reviews candidates who help out those in need and awards them and recognizes the work that they do to create a healthy and joyous society.  If anyone would like to recognize some one for this award, they just need to apply by July 20th.

In October, the winners will be announced.  Categories include, sharing happiness, sharing life, mentoring for hope, as well as four other categories.


Source: TV Daily via Nate News

T-ara’s Hyomin melts the hearts of her male fans with a new selca

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 03:44 AM PDT

T-ara’s Hyomin is melting the hearts of her male fans with her “bbooing bbooing” aegyo.

On the morning of July 8th, Hyomin tweeted a photo and wrote, “Comeback celebration, bbooing bbooing.  If you pay close attention to the ‘Day by Day‘ choreography, then you can see a part with the ‘bbooing bbooing’ motion.

In the photo, Hyomin is wearing a black shirt that shows off her cute midriff and her amazing body that is sure to make the hearts of her male fans flutter.

Fans who saw the adorable photo commented, “Hyomin is the queen of aegyo within T-ara“, “I feel stronger just seeing her with the bbooing bbooing pose“, “Her bbooing bbooing aegyo is cute and her body is sexy.

Hyomin recently made a comeback with her group T-ara, on July 3rd with their new album, ‘Day by Day.’


Source: Financial News via Naver

Wonder Girls’ Sunye is a horrible driver?

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 03:36 AM PDT

On an upcoming episode of MBC‘s ‘Come to Play’, a shocking truth was revealed about Wonder Girls Sunye‘s driving habits.

In a secret poll conducted prior to the recording, one of the members revealed that “Whenever she gets behind the wheel, Sunye turns into a wild beast,” she said. “I’m scared to go driving with her.”

In response to these allegations, Sunye defended herself, saying, “I only learned what my manager taught me. I can’t stand driving in one lane for too long, but I never go above the speed limit.”

Her full response can be heard on Monday’s ‘Come to Play’ episode.


Source: Newsen via Nate

IU shows off a present she got from her “uncle”

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 03:32 AM PDT

IU took a photo of a present she got from her “uncle” that should make him very happy.

IU tweeted a photo and wrote on July 7th, “Wearing the clothes that Mr. Shin gave me that looks like bercali.

IU continued and wrote, “Let’s go to Busan with the bag that Uncle Hyun Moo gave us!” and informed everyone that the bag in her photo was a gift.

Fans who saw the photo commented, “IU has a lot of sense“, “She really took a great picture“, “Uncle Fan Hyun Moo must be very pleased.

2NE1′s “I Love You” MV hits over 1 million views in 17 hours

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 02:30 AM PDT

For most groups it takes a while to reach 1 million views on their music videos, except for several popular groups. Earlier today, 2NE1 was added to the list of groups who can attain 1 million views in less than a day, with their newest single, “I Love You“.

In roughly 17 hours since its release, 2NE1's “I Love You” music video surpassed 1 million views on YouTube.

In related news, 2NE1 made their comeback stage with their new single "I Love You" on tonight’s 'Inkigayo'.

Congratulations to 2NE1!


[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Wooyoung impressed by Jo Kwon’s high heel performance

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 02:19 AM PDT

2PM‘s Wooyoung, who recently released his first solo album ‘23, Male, Single‘, spoke up regarding 2AM member Jo Kwon and his high heel performance of “Animal“.

The singer sat down with TV Report for a brief interview on July 6th to discuss his album, his transformation into a solo artist, and more. Wooyoung began by saying, “I was shocked when I first saw Jo Kwon’s high heel performance. I don’t think I’d be able to do that since I’m too scared.”

Jo Kwon made his solo debut with ‘I’m Da One‘ on June 25th and impressed many by wearing a staggering 19.5 cm pair of high heels for his performance of “Animal”.

He continued, “The high heel performance seemed very dangerous, but he was able to easily pull it off because he’s Jo Kwon. There’s a high possibility of twisting your ankle in the process, so I don’t think I’d be able to perform while wearing high heels.”

Wooyoung then shared the promise he made with the 2AM member saying, “Jo Kwon and I are very close friends, so we try not to discuss our albums. Whatever the results are, we agreed to just root for each other.”

Solo activities are burdensome, but I believe that if you do your best without any regrets, then everything is fine.

Wooyoung released his first solo album on the 8th and is scheduled to hold his stage performance on the July 12th broadcast of Mnet‘s ‘M!Countdown‘.


Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

KARA’s Gyuri and T-ara’s Eunjung display their cute friendship on Twitter

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 02:11 AM PDT

KARA‘s Gyuri and T-ara‘s Eunjung have recently displayed their intimate friendship online.

On July 5th, Gyuri uploaded a picture of her yawning dog along with the caption, “Hum, tired.

Upon seeing the tweet, Eunjung sweetly told Gyuri that the KARA member was her remedy to tiredness, “As I was getting up, you called me… #_#. I heard your voice and I felt a lot better kekeke.

In response, Gyuri tweeted, “Ah, really? Kekekeke somehow, your voice wasn’t only cute, but sexy too kekekekekekeke.

In response to Gyuri’s flirty message, Eunjung commented with an amused, “Kyakkyakkyakkyakkyak, oh you too, really…. ♥♥♥

While Gyuri and Eunjung enjoyed a brief but affectionate conversation on Twitter, T-ara’s Hyomin shot Eunjung a sad tweet, “How come when I call, you don’t [talk to me] in a sexy [voice]….” Hyomin’s jealousy had evoked laughter among fans, while Eunjung and Gyuri’s display of affection (1988-line) had evoked many smiles.


Source: Gyuri’s Twitter, Eunjung’s Twitter, and Hyomin’s Twitter

f(x) wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + performances from July 8th!

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 01:13 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic Lee Jong Suk, and KARA's Goo Hara and Nicole.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, ZE:A, A Pink, Super Junior, T-ara, Hello Venus, and 2NE1 all held their respective comeback stages.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: f(x), After School, Dal Shabet, TEEN TOP, SISTAR, Juniel, and Jo Kwon!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was f(x) for "Electric Shock". Congratulations to f(x)!


[ MC Cuts ]

< T-ara >

< 2NE1 >

< Super Junior >


[ Public Service Announcement ]

This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured f(x), who helped promote awareness on the importance of traffic safety!


[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< NU’EST >

< Psy >

< December >

< Boom >

< Wooyoung >


[ Take 7 ]

As for the 'Take 7', check out their performances below:

< f(x) >


< After School >


< Dal Shabet >






< Juniel >


< Jo Kwon >


Other performances from tonight included: Gang Kiz, CROSS GENE, M.I.B, and Boyfriend!

Check them out below!


< Gang Kiz >




< M.I.B >


< Boyfriend >


Super Junior makes a comeback on ‘Inkigayo’ with “Sexy, Free & Single” and “From You”!

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:59 AM PDT

For all the ELFs out there, the wait is finally over because the boys of Super Junior have made their highly anticipated comeback on 'Inkigayo' with "Sexy, Free & Single"!

"Sexy, Free & Single" is a song that incorporates R&B along with soulful House music that makes for an easy and addicting song. The fun lyrics tell the success stories of sexy, free, and single men.

Check out their comeback stage of "Sexy, Free & Single" as well as "From U" below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's performances here.


2NE1 makes an epic return with “I Love You” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:53 AM PDT

For Blackjacks and Kpop fans worldwide, it's time to celebrate the return of 2NE1!

The girls have officially released their latest track titled "I Love You", a song that is dubbed as "electro pop", showing a new fierce, yet sexy transformation of the girls.

The song deviates a bit from their previous releases with a more mellow vibe and producer Teddy experimenting with new sounds, but it's still a formula that works for the girls, nonetheless.

The girls have been working long and hard towards their comeback, and the hard work clearly shows with their amazing performance of “I Love You” on tonight’s episode of ‘Inkigayo‘!

Check out CL‘s fierce introduction rap (in English!), and the flawless decorative stage for “I Love You” below!


T-ara makes a dramatic comeback with “Day by Day” + “Don’t Leave” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:43 AM PDT

Sensational girl group T-ara has finally returned with the group's newest track, "Day by Day"!

The girls have prepared a special set of comeback stages, including the use of an impressive 70-member orchestra. The fact that world famous Jonte Moaning has choreographed the dance to "Day By Day" has left fans anticipating T-ara's comeback stages even more.

Check out T-ara below as they perform both "Day by Day" and their sweet ballad titled "Don't Leave" below, and be sure to view the rest of today's performances here.


ZE:A comes back with “Aftermath” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:20 AM PDT

After touring six cities for their 'Fighting Project!', the boys of ZE:A have finally returned with "Aftermath" from their second album, 'Spectacular'!

Stepping up from their bright and energetic 'Exciting' release last summer, the boys have made their comeback with a brand new image combining smooth, modern charismas that only the nine members of ZE:A can pull together.

Check out ZE:A's comeback stage of "Aftermath”  below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's performances here.


A Pink is back with the bubbly track “Bubibu” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:13 AM PDT

A Pink is coming back with "Bubibu" for follow-up promotions!

The girls ran a poll on Mnet asking fans to choose their next promotional track. Fans were able to choose between "Bubibu" and "Cat", but it was "Bubibu" that won in the end with 87.8% of the votes.

Composed by Kim Doo Hyun and Kim Won Hyun, the song includes a 14-member orchestra and combines acoustic and synth sounds with powerful drum beats.

A representative of A Cube stated, "'Bubibu' was actually the runner-up to 'Hush' when we were choosing title tracks. It received a lot of love when the girls performed a short version of their comeback stages, so we are expecting a lot for their follow-up promotions."

Check out the beautiful ladies of A Pink perform "Bubibu" below, and the rest of today's performances here!


Hello Venus comes back “Like a Wave” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:04 AM PDT

The girls of Hello Venus are ready to move on from their adorable debut concept to a cooler look with their summer comeback song, "Like a Wave".

Hello Venus successfully captivated their fans with their fun dance track, "Venus", and they're looking to keep up with the heat of the summer with a refreshing new song that harmonizes their vocals to their full potential.

The six lovely voices of Hello Venus will definitely blast away the heat, so check out their comeback stage below, and be sure to catch the rest of today's performances here.


NU’EST releases second MV teaser for “Action”

Posted: 08 Jul 2012 12:02 AM PDT

NU'EST released a music video teaser for the group's upcoming single "Action" on July 5th.

And today, another teaser has been released, this time over a minute long!

NU'EST's first mini-album will hit stores on July 11th but for now, watch the second "Action" MV teaser below, and discuss!

Victoria shares her thoughts on rumors of Amber leaving f(x)

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 11:14 PM PDT

Victoria revealed how she felt when rumors of Amber leaving f(x) were swirling around.

Victoria filmed for the latest episode of MBC’s Come to Play‘ and revealed her feelings that even her members did not know of.

Victoria stated, “When we were promoting NU ABO, Amber hurt her ankle.  She went to her family in America to recuperate, but a vicious news article came out.  We were all taken aback by this groundless rumor.

She went on to say, “When Amber came back to Korea, I thought, now we must show a better side of f(x).  With that thought I was able to go all out in my practices.“  Currently, f(x) released their 2nd mini album ‘Electric Shock‘ and has been claiming first place on various music programs.

This filming of ‘Come to Play’ featured Sunye of the Wonder Girls, Gyuri of KARA, JeA of the Brown Eyed Girls, Victoria of f(x), Hyorin of SISTAR, and Hyosung of SECRET and will host a special episode subtitled, ‘Battle of the Girls.’  This episode will be broadcast on July 9th.

Source: StarIn via Nate News

JeA explains the formation of Brown Eyed Girls on ‘Come to Play’

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 10:33 PM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls‘ leader JeA recently shared a few interesting stories about the members of Brown Eyed Girls’ past and how the group formed on the latest recording of ‘Come to Play’.

On the upcoming broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Come to Play – Battle of the Girl Groups‘ special, JeA revealed that she was the one responsible for the creation of Brown Eyed Girls.

In order to form a team, JeA personally set out to recruit members for the group. It turns out that soloist Lyn was the one who introduced JeA to rapper Miryo, who was active as member of Honey Family at that time. JeA then aroused much laughter by revealing that Narsha was diligently working as an employee at a clothing store before the group’s debut.

In addition to this episode, JeA displayed her guitar skills for the first time and even caused the studio to burst into laughter several times with her witty comments.

You can catch JeA’s full story on the upcoming broadcast of ‘Come to Play’ airing on July 9th at 11:15PM KST! The episode will feature girl group leaders as guests: JeA (Brown Eyed Girls), Sun (Wonder Girls), Victoria (f(x)), Hyorin, (SISTAR), and Gyuri (KARA).

Check out the preview below!

Source: MyDaily via Naver