- MV Teaser for for Kim Hyung Jun’s “Sorry I’m Sorry” revealed
- JYPE reveals more photos for Wooyoung’s solo debut!
- LEDApple releases MV for “Run To You”
- Wonder Girls release teaser for “Like Money”
- 2NE1 releases “I LOVE YOU” MV Teaser
- allkpop TV Guide: Big Ep. 9-10
- Kim Kibum praised for his work ethic by ‘I Love Italy’ staff
- Brown Eyed Girls to release digital single in late July
- Kim Hyun Joong’s “Let’s Party” MV released
- CeCi releases ‘No Cut’ version of B1A4 photo shoot
- Kangin is excited for Super Junior’s comeback
- Health trainers vote 2PM Taecyeon’s abs as the best in K-pop
- [Update] Ga In of the Brown Eyed Girls planning a comeback in early August
- Han Ga In impresses with bathrobe photos
- Boom announces his comeback as a singer on ‘Strong Heart’!
- Kim Kibum doesn’t hide his relationships
- Actor Yoo Yun Suk receives negative comments because of his ‘Introduction to Architecture’ role
- Seulong reveals he filmed more CFs as a child actor than with 2AM
- 2PM, MBLAQ, miss A, and more team up to sing Olympic support song, “Win the Day”
- Sunny Days Sunkyung’s vocal practice video blows netizens away
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:53 AM PDT
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:34 AM PDT
JYP Entertainment has just revealed more teaser photos for Wooyoung‘s solo debut!
These photos also include a few preview shots from the set of his upcoming music video.
Wooyoung’s ‘23, Male, Single‘ will drop on July 8th but in the mean time check out the teaser photos below!
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:16 AM PDT
The boys are returning with a marine concept and the MV is set at an evening pool party, with the requisite flashing lights and pretty girls. This song is a perfect tune for a fun and carefree summer.
Check out the MV below!
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:14 AM PDT
As previously reported, their upcoming release, 'Like Money', is the work of songwriter Cri$tyle, who has previously worked with artists like Rihanna, and JYP Entertainment producer Woo S. Rhee 'RAINSTONE'. There will be a special artist also collaborating with the girls on the song, and although the identity hasn't been revealed yet, rest assured that they're world famous in that they've already amassed over 40 million likes on Facebook.
The Wonder Girls also recently partnered with Samsung's 'Global Contents Partnership', so fans can expect to see a variety of Wonder Girls content in the upcoming release of the brand's mobile, tablet, and PC products.
The song and music video will be released on the 10th.
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:03 AM PDT
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:26 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: For the July 2nd broadcast, MBC‘s ‘Light and Shadow‘ remained in first place with a stable 19.2%, while SBS‘ ‘The Chaser‘ dropped slightly to a 13.1% rating. KBS‘ ‘Big‘ achieved similar ratings in the 8% range with an 8.2%. As ‘Light and Shadow’ aired its last episode, it brought in a 19.6% rating, while ‘The Chaser’ and ‘Big’ remained stagnant with a 13.5% and 8.1%. With ‘Light and Shadow’ finishing its 64-episode broadcast, ‘Golden Time‘ will air, starring Hwang Jung Eum and Lee Seon Kyun, on July 9th. Ratings will most likely shift around a bit. It’ll be interesting to see if viewers will jump to different stations.
Recap of Ep. 9: While Kyung Joon and Da Ran rush to the hospital, abandoning their honeymoon plans, Kyung Joon’s body starts seizing up, falling to the ground. Alarming the nurses, Se Young examines him and notices no difference, much to Kyung Joon’s disappointment. As the two bicker about the honeymoon, Kyung Joon drives away, abandoning Da Ran, who resorts to going to a spa overnight. Ma Ri (miss A‘s Suzy) decides to move in to Kyung Joon’s house, with the belief that she’s married to Kyung Joon’s spirit. As Kyung Joon comes home downtrodden, he’s shocked by Ma Ri’s sudden ghostlike appearance and even more struck by the room decorated with Ma Ri’s face to keep Kyung Joon in check with his feelings for Da Ran.
While Kyung Joon waits for Da Ran, drawing the two on a poster of the Great Wall of China, Da Ran is eating eggs in the spa, which is where her family is. Da Ran is almost caught by Choong Shik (Baek Sung Hyun), but escapes successfully. However, Choong Shik notices Kyung Joon walking outside, leaving Kyung Joon to explain that he had to tend to an emergency patient and that Da Ran went to China alone. Kyung Joon is invited to stay overnight in Da Ran’s room, where he notices her box with items related to Yoon Jae. After Kyung Joon tells Da Ran to come over to his home, he brings her leftover food.
Meanwhile, Se Young meets up with Yoon Jae’s mother, who plans to depart to America soon. After hearing that Yoon Jae had abruptly abandoned the honeymoon for a patient named Kyung Joon, Yoon Jae’s mother confirms that it is the child Yoon Jae’s father is looking for. However, Yoon Jae’s mother doesn’t tell him about the patient as she has no wish to look for that child.
Da Ran comes to pick up Kyung Joon from her house after Kyung Joon was able to retrieve all his items back from his uncle and aunt. However, Da Ran and Kyung Joon begin to bicker again after Kyung Joon sees Da Ran bringing in Yoon Jae’s stuff to their home. Clearing out Yoon Jae’s clothes from his room, Kyung Joon demands that he and Da Ran live separate lives. Although Da Ran is angry at Kyung Joon, she notices a photo of Kyung Joon and her mother. Although Da Ran tries to reconcile with him, Kyung Joon still holds a grudge. However, he decides to stop being childish and leaves theater tickets for her below the bread he bought. Excited, Da Ran is about to head out when she meets up with Ma Ri, who switches the movie tickets she had for Kyung Joon with the theater ticket. After Kyung Joon finds out what happened, he abandons Ma Ri and heads to the movies. Kyung Joon hands an earbud to her, and he and Da Ran listen to Yoon Jae’s walkman, which he fixed. Da Ran then starts to acknowledge her attraction for Kyung Joon.
Recap of Ep. 10: After Da Ran confesses that she liked Kyung Joon, she becomes flustered when Kyung Joon takes off his earbuds. During the whole movie, she becomes even more nervous and tries to amend herself when Kyung Joon tells her he heard her confession. Da Ran explains that she only meant that she liked it when Kyung Joon arrived at the theater, to which Kyung Joon replies not to cling onto him. After eating dinner and talking with Kyung Joon’s uncle about Kyung Joon’s father, the two make panda bears out of white, stuffed bears to try to imitate Chinese souvenirs.
Meanwhile, Se Young meets with Yoon Jae’s mother and takes a hair strand to test the DNA. The DNA shows a perfect match between Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae’s mother. Kyung Joon tells Da Ran how he had never met his father and only has the picture of the cherubs as evidence of his father. Da Ran wants to help find him, but Ma Ri decides to take the matter out of Da Ran’s hand. As Kyung Joon begins to worry that he’s becoming a burden on Da Ran, Da Ran grapples with her feelings for Kyung Joon, as she realizes her heart beats faster not for Yoon Jae, but for Kyung Joon.
Yoon Jae’s father comes to Korea and meets an art professor. As the professor looks over the ‘Miracle’ book, which tells the story of Kyung Joon and Yoon Jae, who share the same parents. Yoon Jae’s mother explains to Se Young that Kyung Joon was born to save Yoon Jae’s life when he was sick as a child. While the art professor looks over the book, Kyung Joon and his body both experience a momentary out-of-body experience as their souls revisit their own bodies momentarily. Da Ran comes running to Kyung Joon and begins crying in relief after she realizes Kyung Joon still remains in Yoon Jae’s body. However, Kyung Joon believes she’s crying out of disappointment.
Kyung Joon talks with Da Ran about the inevitable switching back. As Da Ran acknowledges that returning to their original bodies would cause them pain, Kyung Joon tells Da Ran that he would disappear from her side easily.
[Note : This post reflects the opinions of the author, and not necessarily those of allkpop.]
Man. And I thought the drama was finally going somewhere with Da Ran’s struggle to acknowledge her feelings for Kyung Joon. I felt like we already went through many circles around Kyung Joon trying to stay away from Da Ran (but we all know how unsuccessful those attempts will be). Although I love Da Ran’s emotional confusion and her tearful acknowledgement that she loves Kyung Joon, the ending left me a little disappointed and frustrated because Da Ran will once again try to deny her feelings for Kyung Joon since Kyung Joon will (try to) stay away from her, and it’ll leave us back at square one. If this week’s episode had ended with Da Ran’s confession that she’s becoming confused or something to give Kyung Joon a hint, it would have left me more excited for next week’s episode.
Speaking of needing hints, the whole misunderstanding between Kyung Joon and Da Ran was cute, mostly on Kyung Joon’s part, but just made me want to shake the screen in frustration. Not only that, but Ma Ri has become even more annoying. I feel like she has no significant role/part in the drama minus being a nuisance (although I like Suzy’s attempts at evil laughs). Her character is pretty much a forced obstacle between Kyung Joon and Da Ran’s relationship and has no greater context.
And the whole family surrogate plot. I am not excited for the episode when Kyung Joon realizes the whole mess he’s in. Not only does everything he knows change, but there will be tears, melodrama, crying, and even more crying the day he realizes he was just a backup child to Yoon Jae. What I have always loved about this drama, even though it has been slow, is Kyung Joon’s development as an adult and becoming more mature. But the Kyung Joon we know now doesn’t have the confidence nor strength to cope with the whole convoluted family drama, as he still has trouble dealing with his mother’s murder. I do hope I get to see more cute moments and actually see Da Ran and Kyung Joon date before the melodrama creeps in.
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:49 AM PDT
An ‘I Love Italy’ staff member stated on the 4th during a press meeting, “Kim Kibum is trying really hard during filming and is getting a lot of praise from staff.”
He continued, “Kim Kibum arrives on set 30 minutes to an hour beforehand. He comes earlier to greet staff [and prepare]. Most actors will come a bit late due to their busy schedules, but Kim Kibum is a particular case and has gained favor [with the staff].”
“I think he’s really burdened because he plays the protagonist, which is probably why he works harder during filming. He’s never had to redo a scene because of his lines.”
In related news, Geum Eun Dong (played by Kim Kibum) will be more aggressive about pursuing Italy (Park Ye Jin) in future episodes of ‘I Love Italy’.
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:09 AM PDT
The Brown Eyed Girls will be releasing a new summer single.
A representative told Star News on the 4th KST, “Brown Eyed Girls’ new digital single is planned for release at the end of the month. It’s meant to be a gift to the fans who are still supporting the group despite it not being active at the moment.”
Though the members of Brown Eyed Girls have been involved with individual projects, this is the first time in a while that they’ll be releasing a new track under the group’s name.
The representative continued, “Though we’ll be releasing the digital single, there are no plans for promotions on broadcasts as of yet.”
Source+ Photo: Star News via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:41 AM PDT
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:05 AM PDT
The newly released 'Bedroom Concert' videos give fans a closer one-on-one with each B1A4 member.
The exclusive clips were released for the online version of CeCi Korea's July 2012 issue.
Watch them all below!
Source: CeCi Korea TV YouTube
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 04:30 AM PDT
Kangin posted to Twitter on the 4th, “Finally tomorrow. I missed it terribly. Everyone’s coming tomorrow, right? I want to hurry up and see you. Let’s meet already.”
Super Junior’s 6th album ‘Sexy, Free & Single‘ hit stores today, and the group will have their debut performance of the title track of the same name on tomorrow’s ‘M! Countdown‘.
Fans commented, “I’ve waited a long time,” “Finally Super Junior’s comeback! I’m so looking forward to it,” and “Us fans are waiting impatiently to see you.”
Kangin enlisted for mandatory military service in July of 2010 and was discharged this past April.
Source: Kangin’s Twitter
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 03:56 AM PDT
In a recent poll held on the July 3rd broadcast of MBC Music‘s ‘Show Champion‘, trainers were given photos of just the abs of Big Bang‘s Taeyang, B2ST‘s Kikwang, 2AM‘s Changmin, Seulong, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, as well as others, and were asked to decide which abs they found the most impressive.
Mighty Mouth‘s Sangchu came in at a close second after Taecyeon. The trainers polled commented, “Whether it’s the shape or gaps between the abs, they’re all in the correct place,” “The line between the abs is good,” and “They’re abs that even professional trainers would approve of.”
Do you agree? Who do you think has the best abs in K-pop?
Source: Sports World via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 03:19 AM PDT
A representative told Osen on the 4th KST: “There are plans for Ga In to meet fans early next month with a new solo album. She’s currently in the process of spurring on production. There’s nothing set in terms of concept or promotion direction. Though it will overlap with the Olympics, that’s not a big worry, and we plan to focus on showing music that only Ga In can pull off.”
As for what the members have been up to: Narsha has been starring in the MBC drama ‘Light and Shadow‘, Ga In featured in “Someone Else” by J.Y. Park, and Miryo appeared on Mnet‘s ‘Show Me the Money‘.
Who’s excited for Ga In’s comeback?
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 02:46 AM PDT
Actress Han Ga In has once again shocked netizens with her amazing looks.
Several photos titled “Han Ga In never disappoints” have been gathering a lot of attention ever since they were posted on an online community.
In the photos, Han Ga In is wearing a bathrobe while lying on a bed. Besides her puppy-dog eyes and perfect nose, the actress’ flawless skin was also noticeable despite the camera being extremely close to her face.
Netizens commented, “She has always been beautiful,” “I’m curious what her children will look like,” and “This is why Yun Jung Hoon (husband) has so many anti-fans.”
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 02:16 AM PDT
The entertainer announced, “My album will be released in the second week of July. This will be Boom’s eighth challenge.” He added, “It has been decided that the song [I will be coming back with will be titled 'Play Hard'], as it will give energy to the weary people of the nation.”
To raise anticipation, Boom continued to reveal other artists who have helped him with his title song: “While Dynamic Duo‘s Gaeko wrote and composed the song, Baekdoosan‘s Yoon Hyun Sang recorded the guitar music.”
At this announcement, ‘Strong Heart’s host Shin Dong Yup jokingly replied, “Boom pursuing music is like me going into business.” His comment evoked laughter, as it is known that Shin Dong Yup was met with failure after entering the shoe production business.
Source: Star Today via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 01:46 AM PDT
Actor Kim Kibum gave his two cents on revealing relationships.
During an interview during the photoshoot for the July issue of ‘MAXIM‘ Korea, Kim Kibum confidently stated, “I don’t hide my relationship status. I once went to a club with my girlfriend holding hands.”
Kim Kibum is currently playing the role of a swimmer on the tVN drama ’I Love Italy‘, and he revealed the secret to his chiseled body, “It’s been a while since I’ve exercised. I’ve been boxing for 7 years from the trainer from the movie ‘Crying Fist‘. For the drama, because I’m playing a swimmer, I underwent intense training for six weeks.”
He’s also playing the love interest of Park Ye Jin‘s character.
Source & Photo: Xportsnews via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 01:16 AM PDT
Actor Yoo Yun Suk has had the unfortunate experience of being too closely associated with his own character, as he has been criticized for something he supposedly did in the movie ‘Introduction to Architecture’ with miss A‘s Suzy, who played his love interest.
On SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart’, Yoo Yun Suk brought up a part in his movie in which his character escorted Suzy’s drunken character back to her home. According to the actor, upon seeing the movie, many netizens criticized him for this particular scene.
Yoo Yun Suk explained, “It’s tougher the longer the movie runs. Many would wonder what had happened after [my character] helped Suzy’s drunken character home. All sorts of vicious comments were left.“ He continued, “It felt really unfair. I really didn’t do anything to Suzy.”
Ye Ji Won, Jung Jun, and others also featured on the July 3rd broadcast of ‘Strong Heart’.
Source: DailyAn via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 12:45 AM PDT
MC and anchorman Han Suk Joon began the segment by mentioning, “I heard that although it hasn’t been long since your debut with 2AM, you actually debuted quite a while ago.”
Seulong replied, “I debuted as a child model when I was six years old. I shot more CFs as a child model than I have with 2AM. I think I’ve done nearly 10 to 20 CFs.”
When asked to do the cute facial expressions child actors are known for, he answered, “I didn’t do many cute facial expressions in my ads. I’ll do it anyway, so please give me some applause!”
Seulong went on to do the ever popular “bbooing bbooing” aegyo move before shyly wrapping it up by saying, “Sorry, let’s move on to the next question!”
Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate
Posted: 04 Jul 2012 12:16 AM PDT
In honor of the 2012 London Olympics and to cheer on the Korean athletes that will be participating, 2PM‘s Nichkhun and Junho, MBLAQ, miss A, SISTAR, 4minute, ZE:A, Nine Muses, B1A4, and Dal Shabet have teamed up as ‘Team SIII’ with Samsung to sing an Olympic support song titled “Win the Day“.
One of Korea’s top producing teams, Sweetune, has stepped up to produce this support song with its addictive melody to bring the Olympic spirit to everyone in Korea.
The song will be revealed on July 5th and ahead of its release, various teaser clips have been revealed featuring the idol groups mentioned.
Check out the teasers and photos!
4minute, 2PM, MBLAQ
SISTAR, B1A4, Dal Shabet
[miss A, Nine Muses, ZE:A teaser will be put up once found]
Source + Photos: Naver Music
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 11:45 PM PDT
On July 2nd, a netizen uploaded a video of Sunkyung rehearsing in the group’s practice room on a portal site, and it quickly spread online like wildfire.
Sunkyung covers a variety of songs that even senior artists have a difficult time with, such as Gummy‘s “Adult Child“, Jang Hye Jin‘s “One Late Night in 1994“, and Big Mama‘s “Resignation“.
Netizens praised, “She’s definitely different from the other idols,” “Sunkyung’s truly a singer,” and “Finally someone who knows how to sing.”
Check the practice clip out below, and be sure to check back for their second single release on July 27th!
Source + Photos: E-Daily via Naver
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