- B.A.P dances to SECRET’s songs on ‘Weekly Idol’
- G-Dragon tweets about his own mural commissioned by fans
- Kim Gura to return to the television alongside Kang Ho Dong?
- SISTAR’s Dasom appears on VIXX TV
- T-ara’s Eunjung did not voluntarily drop out of ‘Five Fingers’?
- Loen Tree releases ‘Summer Story’ album jacket photos
- KARA members discuss diet and exercise for ‘Pandora’ comeback
- Solbi hints fans on details of her upcoming mini-album
- 2NE1′s Dara and Minzy go jogging together
- Actress Kim Jung Nan of ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ sheds tears due to supportive comments
- BoA thanks fans after reaching 1 million followers on Twitter
- Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae meet up with Dr. Dre and The Alchemist
- EXO releases highlight clip of Thailand promotions
- TEEN TOP’s C.A.P. models for ‘L’officiel Hommes’
- PURETTY releases “Cheki☆Love” PV ‘Lip version’
- f(x)’s Sulli feels insecure about her uneven eyes?
- Alex no longer part of ‘Fortune Favors the Childless’ cast
- ‘The Moon That Embraces The Sun’ series to be compressed into one 60-minute episode
- Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung shares a fresh-faced photo
- BTS video for Junho’s ‘W Korea’ photo shoot revealed
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 09:00 AM PDT
The boys of B.A.P made a guest appearance on the August 22nd episode of MBC's 'Weekly Idol'.
During one of the segments, the members of B.A.P were asked to dance to the songs of their fellow TS Entertainment labelmates SECRET. The boys brought a lot of laughter with their hilarious dance moves.
Check out the segment below!
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 08:36 AM PDT
G-Dragon is busily preparing for his solo comeback but despite this, he took the time to thank his beloved fans.
VIP‘s recently commissioned a mural in honor of the Big Bang leader on the side of a building in Hongdae. G-Dragon recently discovered the mural where he took to Twitter to share a picture and wrote:
As G-Dragon is set to gift his fans with his music, this gift from the fans was pretty awesome.
Source: G-Dragon’s Twitter
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 08:05 AM PDT
After MC Kang Ho Dong announced that he would soon be returning to the entertainment industry hand in hand with SM C&C, rumors about comedian Kim Gura making his own respective return have began to spread.
Kim Gura who temporarily stepped away from the entertainment industry in April due to controversy over some of his past remarks has reportedly received an offer to host the popular tvN talk show, ‘TAXI‘. It has also been reported that he is considering the idea of returning to his past programs such as MBC‘s ‘Quiz That Changes The World‘, ‘Radio Star‘, and more.
A high-ranking representative at MBC informed OSEN, “If Kim Gura returns to television, he will without a doubt be able to work at MBC. The lead producer will make the final decisions when it comes to the details, but if he officially announces his return, it would not be strange at all for him to return to the programs he was hosting before.”
Fellow MC Kang Ho Dong also recently announced his comeback. As of now, the broadcast representatives are more eager to get him back on television, more so than Kang Ho Dong himself.
Kang Ho Dong announced his temporary leave from the industry last September, and the rumors regarding his return have not stopped circling since. Recently, however, news of himself and fellow MC Shin Dong Yup signing with SM C&C have been reported in the news.
A broadcast insider informed OSEN, “There is great potential for Kang Ho Dong to return to the programs he led before. Because he has been away for about a year now, he will most likely choose the program he can most comfortably return to host, among ‘Knee-Drop Guru‘, ‘Star King‘, and others.”
In the event that both these MCs return to television, the broadcast company that will most benefit from their comeback is MBC. MBC is currently running most of the variety show programs, and both Kang Ho Dong and Kim Gura’s return are expected to give the variety shows a fresh jolt of energy.
Source & Image: OSEN via Nate
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 07:30 AM PDT
VIXX TV is a documentary style show released on the group’s official YouTube channel. Dasom, who appears as the female lead character in their “Rock Ur Body” music video, appeared as the first guest.
On this episode, Dasom commented, “I searched VIXX online after hearing I was cast in their music video. They were really good looking. I feel that all of the six members are handsome guys with unique, individual personalities. I’d like it if VIXX and SISTAR become close groups.”
The “Rock Ur Body” MV, which features Dasom, received positive responses for its incorporation of 2D and CG effects to create the feel of a classic, retro game.
Check out Dasom’s appearance on VIXX TV below!
Source & Image: Maeil Kyungje via Naver
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 07:00 AM PDT
Despite earlier news that T-ara‘s Eunjung had voluntarily dropped out of the new SBS drama ‘Five Fingers‘, there are now conflicting reports that both the idol and her agency had no idea she was leaving the cast.
A representative from Core Contents Media told OSEN on the 22nd KST, “We’re not sure why there are reports [that Eunjung voluntarily dropped out of the drama]. She had no intention of dropping out, and we don’t believe she has a reason to.”
“We’ve already received a portion of her appearance fee. She even practiced piano and her lines just yesterday… SBS hasn’t even sent in an [official report]. We’re currently figuring out what happened.”
An official from SBS’ drama department stated, “It’s true that we discussed Eunjung leaving the drama. We understand that it’s been agreed upon that she will drop out.”
Eunjung also commented through an acquaintance, “Last Sunday I participated in a test filming, and just yesterday I was practicing the script, so I couldn’t believe that I was leaving the drama so suddenly. I don’t think there’s anything I can do as of now. I’ll follow the decision of the broadcast station SBS and the drama staff.”
What do you guys make of this mix up?
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:29 AM PDT
‘Summer Story’, a project album featuring Loen Entertainment artists, was released earlier this month. The album was produced by Lee Min Soo, G.Gorilla, and Ra.D, and features IU, Sunny Hill, Zia, Ga In, and girl group FIESTAR.
Check out the jacket photos just released on Loen Tree’s official Facebook below!
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 06:01 AM PDT
During the comeback showcase on August 22nd KST, Gyuri shared, “While preparing for the album, I went on a protein diet for 2-3 months. I was happy that the fans who saw my solo teaser commented that [I lost a lot of weight].”
Nicole commented, “Though it was a goal to lose weight to show a more mature image, we also worked hard for our health and [to tone our bodies],” while Hara joked, “I worked hard to get rid of my description of ‘elementary school kid body’.”
Seungyeon also stated, “We tried hard to [look good for this comeback], whether it be Gyuri’s diet or Hara’s exercise. I hope to show a better side to us musically this album.”
Source: Xsportsnews via Nate
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 05:30 AM PDT
Singer Solbi recently shared a self-made painting to give fans a hint about what her upcoming mini-album will be like.
Solbi posted to her Twitter on the 22d, “This is my most recent work titled, ‘Concentration Queen’~ Although she is up on one leg, when she concentrates on something she can carry the world… I tried to express the [pledges I've made] for my upcoming album through a fairy tale. I pray that ‘Ottogi’ becomes a hit like the ‘Concentration Queen’.”
Netizens commented, “She seems to have a lot of talents”, “The girl in the drawing and Solbi look so alike”, and “I can’t wait for your comeback”.
Solbi will be making a comeback with her new mini-album ‘Ottogi‘ on the 23rd.
Source + Image: Solbi‘s Twitter
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 05:01 AM PDT
Dara shared on her me2day on the 21st, “6:30 A.M.! Although we’re awaiting another packed schedule today, Minzy and Dara did some morning jogging! Minzy is trying to run slowly to match Dara unni’s place. Punk~ you’ve matured a lot, Hehe,” along with the photos above.
She later added, “Minzy is stretching her legs~ [She is] getting ready to run around the Hudson River~!!! Are you ready~?! At first Minzy ran slowly… But after getting in the groove, she showed her [quick] speed… All of a sudden, the distance between us became so wide that I started to become impatient. I ran 6.74km (~4 miles)… I kept trying to follow her. But then… I got struck by an ‘exertion headache’! Today’s lesson! If Dara tries to follow after Minzy, a headache will come upon her.”
“But I will not give up and continue to run today!!! I lost 454kcal! I hope you all don’t give up and continue to do your best! But I wonder why the foreign joggers around me keep staring at me… one stranger came up to me and [joked that my outfit looked like a keyboard].”
Fans commented, “Getting an exertion headache after following Minzy.. hilarious,” and “They’re cute even when exercising. Their fashion is eye catching.”
In other news, 2NE1 will be the first Asian artists to make a guest appearance during the ‘Facebook Live‘ event on August 22nd at 5PM PST.
Source + Images: Dara’s me2day
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 04:30 AM PDT
She shared, “‘Gentlemen’s Class’ has really become a hit. I gained popularity, and a lot of comments on my acting skills have changed as well.”
The actress shed tears as she continued, “Tears were forming when I was reading through the comments. The most memorable comment was ‘I’ve watched many of Kim Jung Nan’s works. I was hoping that one day this actress will become successful, but I’m glad that she is getting more noticed now’. (When I read the comment) tears flowed down my face. I was only going about my way, but I realized that there were so many people who were supporting me. And I thought that I really shouldn’t take acting lightly.”
Kim Jung Nan went on, “I continued reading the comments, and someone said, ‘Kim Jung Nan is probably going to be crying while reading these,’ which made me cry even more,” as she wiped the tears off her face.
Dubbed as the “Witch of Chungdam” in ‘Gentlemen’s Class’, Kim Jung Nan garnered much interest and popularity for her role Park Min Sook, a billionaire street-owner who controlled just about everyone except her own husband, Lee Jung Rok.
Source & Photo: Newsen via Nate
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 04:02 AM PDT
As of 7AM EST today, BoA has a total of 1,000,539 followers. She thanked her fans in a tweet that said:
Fans commented, “We love you, unnie! :)))) our hearts are JUMPING for you <3,” and “Congratulations!”
Congratulations to BoA!
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 03:32 AM PDT
Jungle Entertainment told allkpop that Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Dr. Dre greeted each other at a club in Gangnam on the 18th where they talked about music and their families. Tiger JK was actually invited by Dr. Dre himself following his request to meet South Korea’s top hip hop musician.
A representative from Tiger JK’s camp revealed, “Tiger JK got the chance to meet with Beats headphone creators and musicians Dr. Dre and The Alchemist. They talked about each other’s music and even promised to have a future collaboration.”
Dr. Dre is a legend in the hip hop scene and a top producer who’s worked closely with artists like Eminem and 50 Cent, while producer and DJ The Alchemist is known to have been a close friend of Tiger JK for many years.
Tiger JK’s camp further stated, “At first they didn’t know much about Korea, but they said the energy here is really good. [Tiger JK] had a really good time with Dr. Dre, who invited him, The Alchemist also showed his close friendship with Tiger JK…”
In other news, Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae (T) recently collaborated with Far East Movement for a performance. Yoon Mi Rae is currently getting ready for her comeback, which her husband will be helping with as producer.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 03:00 AM PDT
EXO has released a highlight clip of their promotions in Thailand!
The boys made a big entrance in the country late last month with 3,000 fans welcoming them, and they received a lot of love during their 4-day stay. They finished up their debut promotions in Thailand on July 30 KST.
Check out the highlight clip below.
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 02:29 AM PDT
C.A.P. unleashed his beastly charisma in a number of looks that combined unconventional patterns that he was able to pull off thanks to his sexy charms. In particular, a cut where his pelvic bone is slightly revealed has left his fans breathless.
The magazine’s side commented, “We discovered C.A.P.’s powerful, masculine image while looking for idol groups to combine with our male fashion magazine. We tried to emphasize the masculine side of him, a side not often shown outside of the pictorial.”
Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 02:01 AM PDT
PURETTY has released the ‘lip version’ of their "Cheki☆Love" PV!
As mentioned previously, the single is currently the theme for 'Pretty Rhythm', an anime based on the girls of PURETTY being broadcast in Japan.
The anime tells the story of the girl group members' growth from trainees to major stars in both Korea and Japan. It’s scheduled to to air in Korea in the near future.
Check out the previously released anime version here, and the ‘lip version’ PV below!
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 01:30 AM PDT
Sulli was asked, “Is there something about your appearance you feel insecure about?“, to which she replied, “Actually, my eyes are uneven. My left eye is smaller than my right eye. So when I laugh, fans think I’m winking, but in actuality, one of my eyes just closes.”
After hearing Sulli’s confession, SHINee‘s Minho added, “I feel that my chin keeps getting shorter, which makes me feel insecure,” causing the studio to explode in laughter. Actress Kim Ji Won also shared, “I’m insecure about my ears. They look like a donkey’s ears. They’re very sharp.”
In related news, this broadcast of ‘Strong Heart’ featured Minho, Sulli, Lee Hyun Woo, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, Hong Suk Chun, Lim Ho, Hyunmi, and more.
Source & Image: Everyday Economy via Naver
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 01:05 AM PDT
Alex, who is currently taking a hiatus after a recent drunk driving incident, is no longer part of the cast of jTBC‘s ‘Fortune Favors the Childless‘.
Alex was to play the son of actor Song Seung Hwan on the show. However, on July 18th, after Alex was arrested for driving under the influence, it was uncertain whether he would be kept on the show.
On August 22nd, jTBC announced that Alex’s role will be replaced by actor Jung Joon, and that the cast and staff will rush to begin filming on August 23rd.
In related news, ‘Fortune Favors the Childless’ revolves around the lives of three families in the suburbs of Seoul. The program will begin airing on October 13th.
Source & Image: My Daily via Naver
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 12:40 AM PDT
MBC‘s popular 20-episode drama series, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘, will be made into one 60-minute segment, featuring the highlights of the plot.
The 60-minute digest will be aired on MBC every1 on August 24th as ‘60-minute Drama – The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘.
Starting with ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun’, MBC every1 will be compressing popular past dramas into 60-minute episodes and air them every Friday, starting on the 24th.
An insider at MBC every1 stated, “We are planning to create 60-minute versions of dramas that had been successful in the past each week. We hope viewers can enjoy the shorter versions just as much.”
Source + Image: Osen via Nate
Posted: 22 Aug 2012 12:16 AM PDT
The singer tweeted, “Good morning! I’m at our dorm in Busan~ My love, Lakulaku bed. Hehe,” and attached a beautiful photo of herself, garnering much attention for her milky white skin.
Fans responded to the singer leaving replies like, “Good morning to you, too!“, “Daebak. I can’t believe my eyes“, “What do I have to do to become pretty [just like you]?“, and “Kang Min Kyung’s bed selca is the best. You’re so pretty“.
Meanwhile, Kang Min Kyung is currently starring in KBS‘ ‘Haeundae Lovers‘ as Hwang Joo Hee.
Source: Kang Min Kyung’s Twitter
Posted: 21 Aug 2012 11:55 PM PDT
The video starts off with a shirtless Junho who poses expertly for the camera showcasing his intense gaze and toned body, then moves onto Junho modeling a few looks for the fall as he bundles up in jackets and coats.
Check out pictures from the photo shoot here, and the ‘Real 2PM‘ BTS video below!
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