Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"F.T. Island’s Jonghoon bares his abs for ‘Elle Girl’" plus 19 more

"F.T. Island’s Jonghoon bares his abs for ‘Elle Girl’" plus 19 more

F.T. Island’s Jonghoon bares his abs for ‘Elle Girl’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 09:03 AM PDT

Elle Girl‘ released a few photos from their November issue photoshoot with F.T. Island leader Jonghoon.

Confidently posing and showcasing his abs, Jonghoon posed suavely with his ivory jacket half on.

With the concept of  ‘bubble boy‘, the filming took place with bubbles flying around as Jongoon had a bright expression throughout the photoshoot, showing off charms that were as soft as bubbles. Jonghoon wore neutral tones for the photoshoot, donning gray, ivory, light pink, and soft brown. He also showed off his lean muscular body, even showing outlines of a six-pack.

According to his agency, Jonghoon is not only talented with playing the guitar, but is demonstrating his talent in composing and songwriting. In addition, Jonghoon is currently receiving many love calls from movie and drama representatives so fans can expect to see him soon on TV.

In related news, Jonghoon is currently busy with promoting F.T. Island’s “I Wish“.

2PM’s Junsu changes his name to “Min-Jun”?

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 08:30 AM PDT

On October 16th, 2PM‘s Junsu announced via his Twitter that he will be changing his name.

He tweeted the following tweets,

He also wrote the same message in Japanese and in Korean. He didn’t explain the sudden change of name except that it was because of ‘a family matter’. The singer explained that he would be keeping his solo name of JUN.K, but did not elaborate if his name in 2PM would change from ‘Junsu’ to ‘Minjun’.

Why do you think he went through the sudden change in name?

Source: JUN.K’s Twitter

K-Pop covered in special segment on ABC’s ‘Nightline’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 08:02 AM PDT

With Psy‘s growing international popularity, especially in the United States, his success has brought attention to other hot K-Pop stars and the overall K-Pop training program.

ABC‘s news program ‘Nightline‘ covered a special feature on the growing K-Pop market, starting from the training programs. Highlighting SM Entertainment, ABC was able to be the first to film SM Entertainment’s grueling training program directly, from singing, dancing, to Korean practice.

Check out the clip below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Standing Egg releases “A Perfect Day” MV teaser

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 07:30 AM PDT

After charting high with “Old Song this past September, Standing Egg is back with another release!

The indie trio revealed the music video teaser for their next release, “A Perfect Day“. Filmed by Indie2go, the teaser takes viewers through one “perfect” day, while the song features the band’s mellow, acoustic sound.

Check out the teaser and photos from the MV set below!

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K.Will, Seo In Guk, Ahn Jae Hyun, and SISTAR’s Dasom take snapshot on “Please Don’t…” MV set

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Starship Entertainment revealed an unreleased behind-the-scenes photo from the set of K. Will‘s music video for his new single “Please Don’t…

The photo shows K. Will alongside Seo In GukAhn Jae Hyun, and SISTAR‘s Dasom, who were featured in the MV. The cast members, who look dashing in their wedding attire, seem to have gotten closer after filming together.

Netizens commented, “This looks like a real wedding”, “Dasom’s beauty is breathtaking”, and “All the rising stars joined together”.

In other news, K. Will recently made his long-awaited comeback with 'The Third Album Part 1', and his new single, “Please Don’t…”, has been doing well on music charts.

After School’s UEE shows off her lean legs for ‘H:Connect’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 06:50 AM PDT

After School‘s UEE showed off her beautiful, lean legs in a photo shoot for H:Connect.

UEE was recently chosen as the endorsement model for the clothing brand, and photos from her pictorial for its F/W collection were released on the 16th.

The photos show UEE looking chic and edgy in simple, understated clothing. Fans noticed her wavy hairstyle and fierce facial expressions as well as her lean legs, which were highlighted by the brand’s leggings and sweatpants.

Check out more photos from the shoot below!

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Ha Jung Woo’s agency denies he’s dating Kim Tae Hee

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 06:34 AM PDT

After rumors about actor Ha Jung Woo (34) dating actress Kim Tae Hee (32) surfaced, the actor’s agency has come forward to put the gossip to rest.

On October 16, a representative of Ha Jung Woo’s agency Fantasy stated, “When we heard the rumors, we confirmed that it was a story from the ‘Stock Market Exclusives’ [gossip site]. The dating rumor is absurd and has no truth to it… It hasn’t been long since he broke up with his former girlfriend, and he does not have the time [to date] because of his activities.

Explaining the relationship between Kim Tae Hee and Ha Jung Woo, the rep continued, “When he goes to movie events or parties, he meets Kim Tae Hee. At events hosted by movie representatives, when they exchange one or two words, it is misunderstood as dating. Jung Woo is friendly with both actresses and actors. Because he receives much interest from fans, it seems like these rumors came up.

Ha Jung Woo did not film ‘Clean Boyfriend‘ with Kim Tae Hee. The movie titles and posters that came up on the internet are fictitious and inaccurate.

Ha Jung Woo is currently busy with the movie ‘In Berlin‘, while Kim Tae Hee is preparing to film the SBS drama ‘Jang Ok Jung‘.

Source: Star Today via Nate

Actress Go So Young reveals she enjoys grocery shopping with her 3-year-old son

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 06:11 AM PDT

Actress Go So Young revealed she enjoys going grocery shopping with her 3-year old son, Jang Joon Hyuk.

The actress appeared as a guest on the October 15th broadcast of SBS E!’s ‘Seo In Young’s Star Beauty Show‘ where she revealed, “I love eating so I often go to the market.”

My son also loves eating just like me. He especially loves it when I cook him something delicious. I frequently go to the grocery store with him, and because he’s 3 years old, there’s a lot of food he wants to eat.”

Host Seo In Young, who is known to be close to the actress, commented, “Though it seems like she’d be a light eater, whenever I ask her where she is, she says she’s shopping for groceries.”

Go So Young added, “Whenever I see my son expressing his desire to eat a certain food, making it for him is the first thing that comes to my mind,” revealing her motherly instincts.

Gil Sung Hoon releases “My Love, Be My Last” (feat. FatDoo) MV

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 05:50 AM PDT

Singer Gil Sung Hoon has released the music video for “My Love, Be My Last” featuring rapper FatDoo.

“My Love, Be My Last”, Gil Sung Hoon’s second release, was produced by Neuron Music‘s Donnie J and Once Again, while the lyrics were written by Once Again and FatDoo.

The former ‘Superstar K3‘ contestant previously received attention for losing 30kg (~66 lbs) as well as for being SHINee Minho‘s cousin.

Check out the MV below.

Oh Yeon Seo reveals Jeon Hye Bin once scolded her for lack of dancing skills

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 05:32 AM PDT

During a recent recording for SBS’ ‘Strong Heart‘, actress Oh Yeon Seo shared a funny story about how her former girl group member, Jeon Hye Bin, once scolded her due to her lack of dancing ability.

Oh Yeon Seo shared, “Jeon Hye Bin unni and I were once part of the girl group LUV. I had to practice the same dance moves for 8 hours, but because Jeon Hye Bin was naturally a good dancer, she would [say things like] ‘Why can’t you do this?’. She wasn’t able to understand where I was coming from.”

She also revealed the difficulties she experienced as a lesser-known actress.

Other guests who featured in this episode include Byul, Kim Yoo Jung, Cha Hya Yeon, and miss A‘s Suzy and Fei.

Tune in for this episode on the 16th at 11:15PM KST.

f(x)’s Amber messages BoA and gets an unexpected response

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 05:11 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Amber revealed a conversation she had with her SM Entertainment sunbae BoA.

Amber tweeted:

The screen capture attached shows Amber’s Kakao Talk chat with BoA. Amber messaged BoA, “yo nuna just wanted to text ya saying i miss ya!” The viewers laughed at BoA’s unexpected response: “Haha don’t say you’re drunk..

After seeing their funny conversation, fans and netizens commented, “Their conversation is so funny“, “But why is she calling BoA ‘nuna’?“, and “The two are both so cute“.

Lee Shin Ae selected as endorsement model for ‘Kiara’ cosmetics brand

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 04:50 AM PDT

Actress Lee Shin Ae has been chosen as the new endorsement model for Kiara. She recently wrapped up her first photo shoot for the cosmetics brand.

Lee Shin Ae will also be featured in catalogs and posters for one of Kiara’s flagship stores located in Tokyo, increasing the level of anticipation for this endorsement.

Kiara commented, “We had our eyes on this model since her rise to fame as a game goddess. We chose her to be the face of Kiara due to her fresh, clear skin and bright smile.”

Lee Shin Ae stated, “It is every actress’ dream to become a cosmetics model, and I think of this [opportunity] as a great honor. Especially because Kiara is getting a good response in Japan, there are high expectation for the endorsement model.”

In related news, Lee Shin Ae is set to star in an upcoming drama at the start of next year.

Psy performs on ‘The X-Factor Australia’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 04:32 AM PDT

Psy performed on the most recent broadcast of ‘The X-Factor Australia‘.

He tweeted earlier:

The “Gangnam Style” singer performed his hit song, and Mel B of the Spice Girls even joined him on stage after his performance. Viewers voted for Mel B as the judge they most wanted to see perform the “horse dance” with Psy.

Psy traveled to Australia for the show on the 15th KST. Afterwards, he’ll be heading to the United States for more scheduled TV appearances as well as preparations for his new album.

Check out Psy’s ‘X-Factor’ performance below!

Tip: Krista, Theresa

Actress Kim So Eun poses with pet cat on ‘The Horse Healer’ set

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Behind-the-scenes photos of actress Kim So Eun playing with her on-screen pet ‘Dari’ on the set of ‘The Horse Healer‘ have been released.

Kim So Eun plays the part of ‘Princess Suk Hwi’, who is haughty and ambitious but has a strong love of animals. Fans commented that they couldn’t help but smile at her lovely charms and that she looked like an actual princess in traditional clothing.

The actress is reported to have taken care of the cat throughout filming. She was even able to perform perfectly with ‘Dari’ in difficult situations.

Netizens who saw the photos responded, “Kim So Eun looks so lovely and cute playing with the cat~“, and “Kim So Eun’s hanbok is the best! She looks like a flower princess“.

Psy will not appear as judge for ‘Superstar K4′

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 03:52 AM PDT

Psy has canceled his plans to appear as a judge on ‘Superstar K4‘ due to scheduling conflicts with his overseas promotional activities.

He was unable to appear on the second live broadcast of the show. Psy recently left for Australia to make a guest appearance on ‘The X-Factor Australia‘ on the 15th and will be busy with his activities in the US starting on the 18th, making it virtually impossible for Psy to come back to Korea in time to act as a judge on ‘Superstar K4′.

It has been revealed that the show’s staff is currently in discussion over whether to keep the current panel of judges with the remaining two celebrities or bring in another replacement.

Netizens commented, “I figured it would be difficult for Psy to appear as a judge for ‘Superstar K4′, and I guess I was right”, “After hearing the news, I feel less inclined to watch the show”, and “If Psy won’t be judging, who will”.

2AM’s Jo Kwon shares snapshot from college campus

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 03:30 AM PDT

2AM‘s Jo Kwon recently gave fans a sneak peek into his school life with a cute selca.

Jo Kwon shared on his Twitter on the 15th, “Bebop class. Latin class. Jazz choir. Difficult, very hard ㅠㅠ The weather is so great… Heading to the cafeteria to eat. go go~,” along with the photo above.

The photo shows Jo Kwon holding up peace signs in front of a building on his college campus. The singer is currently attending Kyunghee University.

Fans commented, “The background is gorgeous. Are you in a foreign country?”, “It seems like Jo Kwon is working hard at school”, and “Jo Kwon is once again showing his cute charms”.

[Spoiler] CNBLUE’s Jungshin captures viewers with his tears on ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 03:10 AM PDT

CNBLUE‘s Jungshin has successfully transformed into an actor.

The bassist is currently playing the part of the youngest son, ‘Kang Sung Jae’, on KBS‘ ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘. He has managed to capture the audience with his tears on the most recent episode.

On the October 14th broadcast, Sung Jae (Jungshin) comforts his mother (Kim Hye Ok), who is disappointed by her oldest son Woo Jae (Lee Sang Yoon). In the scene, Sung Jae kneels before his mother and says: “Mom, I’m still here for you. Until the day you die, you’ll be my number 1. I won’t meet a woman who I love as much as I love you. I’ll introduce you to my girlfriend in advance, and if you say no, I’ll cut her on the spot.

In response, his mother, who can barely contain her tears, tells him not to lie. Tears also fill Sung Jae’s eyes as he watches his mother. Finally, Sung Jae says, “I probably won’t be able to meet a woman I love more than you, Mom.

The particular scene seems to have pulled on viewers’ heartstrings. Did you watch the episode?

Ga In’s tattoo stockings on ‘Inkigayo’ receive attention

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 02:43 AM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsGa In is receiving attention for for her tattoo stockings.

During her performance of ”Bloom” on ‘Inkigayo‘, Ga In wore a blue sweater that showed a bit of her midriff along with black shorts. She highlighted her outfit with stockings that had garter belt patterns and a tiny bow on them, making a “tattoo illusion”.

Check out her outfit below! Do you think it suits her?

Block B releases “NILLILI MAMBO” MV teaser

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 02:22 AM PDT

Block B has released the music video teaser for “NILLILI MAMBO“!

“NILLILI MAMBO” is a track from Block B’s first full-length album, which is slated for release on October 17 KST. The Stardom Entertainment group seems to be going for a unique, edgy pirate concept this time around. Hopefully, with the album’s release, fans will find out what the group means by “NILLILI MAMBO”.

Check out Block B’s gritty “NILLILI MAMBO” MV teaser below, and stay tuned to allkpop for updates!

Tip: choosey-lover

HaHa and Byul register marriage before November wedding

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 02:11 AM PDT

HaHa and Byul have been receiving attention after revealing they have already registered their marriage.

The truth about their marriage was revealed with the passing of Byul’s father on October 15. HaHa greeted those who attended the funeral as the chief mourner, a space usually left for family members.

There are many speculations as to why they registered their marriage before their wedding, but the real reason will be revealed on October 16th’s airing of ‘Strong Heart‘. Byul surprised everyone at the ‘Strong Heart’ recording by revealing that she and HaHa were legally married. She stated, “There is some time until the wedding, but we already registered our marriage.

She continued, “I am worried about what kinds of calls I am going to receive from my friends after this airs.

Netizens applauded the couple’s marriage, leaving supportive comments such as: “It’s a relief that HaHa’s there for her during difficult times like this“, and “So they’re already married. Byul must feel reassured“.

HaHa and Byul will be holding their wedding on November 30 KST.

Source & Image: DongA Ilbo via Nate