Saturday, October 13, 2012

"f(x)’s Luna prepares special performance for her final appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"f(x)’s Luna prepares special performance for her final appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

f(x)’s Luna prepares special performance for her final appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 09:21 AM PDT

On the October 13th Song Dae Kwan special of ‘Immortal Song 2‘, f(x)‘s Luna covered the legendary singer’s song “The Day the Sun Rises“.

Luna was especially emotional the day of her performance because of a letter she received from a deaf viewer, who wrote: “Though I can’t hear the songs, I’m feeling the stage through your expressions.” This was her final appearance on the show, so she also revealed that she prepared a special performance for the viewers.

Unable to hide her nervousness, Luna stated, “I practiced very hard a few hours every day.”

Luna started her performance in front of a piano, and then moved to the center of the stage to translate the lyrics she sang into sign language, moving the audience with her thoughtful gift.

Take a look at Luna’s rendition of “The Day the Sun Rises” below.

Could Jung Woo Sung be dating Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui?

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 08:44 AM PDT

After his breakup with Athena co-star Lee Ji Ah, things have been quiet on Jung Woo Sung‘s dating life but it seems he may have found a new girlfriend.

On October 13th, famous Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui shared a photo of what appears to be Jung Woo Sung on her official Facebook page along with the caption, “No Worries guys, I’m in Love ❤❤❤“.

Although it isn’t confirmed, fans were quick to congratulate her writing, “Congratulations! Sui Tang has found true Love!“, “A perfect match between a handsome man and a beautiful woman“, “Who is that guy? He is handsome“, “Isn’t that Jung Woo Sung?“, “As long as you’re happy“, and “After all the heartbreaks with your ex-boyfriends I hope you’ve finally found the man that’s right for you.

If the rumors are true, congratulations to the new couple!

Source: Sonia Sui’s Facebook
Tip: Jessy

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung & Seohyun attend Basketball game with coach Park Seung Il

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 08:07 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation members Sooyoung and Seohyun accompanied former basketball coach Park Seung Il to a basketball game.

On the afternoon of October 13th at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and Sooyoung were spotted with former basketball coach Park Seung Il watching the game between Anyang KGC and Wonju Dongbu. This game marked the official opening of the ’2012-2013 KB Kookmin Card Pro Basketball’ season.

Park Seung Il was in the news after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and after Sooyoung and Seohyun found out that the coach was a big Girls’ Generation fan, they have made efforts to visit and spend time with him.

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Image Credit: Sports Korea

KARA Jiyoung’s expressions on stage make Boom feel awkward?

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Boom commented that KARA‘s Jiyoung becomes different on stage.

On the October 13th broadcast of KBS2TV‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2‘, the cast members were discussing Yewon‘s recent comeback with Jewelry‘s “Look at Me” when Boom stated, “Sometimes when girl groups have concepts that don’t match them or are too much, [I feel embarrassed for them]. They’re cute dongsengs, but when they act like they’re angry on stage, [it's a little embarrassing].”

He went on, “It was awkward seeing my cute dongseng Jiyoung act mad during ‘Jumping‘ and ‘Lupin‘.” Jiyoung responded, “To be honest, I really focused during promotions for ‘Pandora‘. I thought I was cool, but it seems like I just looked angry so I tried performing with no expression.”

Do you agree with Boom? Does Jiyoung look mad on stage?

Who Wore it Better: Lee Hyun Woo vs. Dara

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 06:56 AM PDT

The ever-polarizing Jeremy Scott has quickly become one of K-Pop’s go-to designers, so it’s no surprise that his items are everywhere these days. Here are just two of the stars we’ve seen in his Adidas Originals designs:

Here we have ‘To the Beautiful You‘s Lee Hyun Woo and 2NE1‘s Dara both sporting the Jeremy Scott Originals Hawaiian Sweatshirt (170 USD). Hyun Woo pairs his with what appear to be Adidas Stricon shorts (25 USD) in black and orange (not available on the website). Dara wore her sweatshirt with the matching pants (110 USD) and Jeremy Scott Bear Shoes (200 USD).

Here we have Hyun Woo in the Jeremy Scott Keyboard Tee (~153 USD), which doesn’t appear to be available on the US website but I was able to find on the Canadian site. He wore it as pajamas with white pants. While in the US, Dara wore the shirt along with the matching pants (which appear to be out of stock everywhere at the time of writing this article) and the popular Jeremy Scott Wings Shoes (200 USD).

Dara has also been seen in the Jeremy Scott Keyboard Dress (220 USD), alongside her Jeremy-Scott-clad bandmates.

So, do you prefer Hyun Woo’s more casual take on these looks, or Dara’s head-to-toe matching style? Vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us in the comments why you voted that way and which of these looks is your favorite!

Koyote’s Kim Jong Min to guest on ‘Win Win’

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Koyote‘s Kim Jong Min will be appearing as a guest on KBS‘ ‘Win Win‘.

His appearance on the interview show will mark his first time as a solo guest since he debuted with Koyote in 1998.

Kim Jong Min will reveal what it was like growing up in an unconventional household as well as the slump he went through as a cast member of KBS’ ‘1 Night 2 Days‘.

The staff of ‘Win Win’ commented, “We invited ’1N2D’ PD Choi Jae Hyung to get more of an inside look into Kim Jong Min’s real personality. We’re going to reveal Kim Jong Min the human.”

This episode of ‘Win Win’ airs on October 16 KST.

Actress Oh Yeon Seo reveals childhood photos

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Actress Oh Yeon Seo has revealed photos from her childhood.

She posted to her me2day on October 13: “I randomly found photos from elementary school. Kekeke. I look the same as I do now, right? At that time, it was a trend to take webcam pictures, but you guys don’t know about that these days, right? I was mature in elementary school too. It’s cold these days, so please be careful of getting sick. Please remember to watch ‘We Got Married‘ today too!”

Oh Yeon Seo, who is currently starring in ‘We Got Married’ alongside on-screen husband MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, has often been described as looking older than her age of 25.

What do you think? Did she look the same as she does now?

Jay Park meets former NBA player Gary Payton

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 05:11 AM PDT

Jay Park expressed his excitement about meeting his basketball hero Gary Payton. Jay posted about meeting the former NBA player, and even got a response.

He tweeted:

Gary Payton, also known as The Glove, is a former professional basketball point guard. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Fans commented, “I still live here, and I’ve yet to meet him”, “Where was this?”, and “Wow, Gary Payton?”

Tip: Kris94

Han Hee Jung releases “I’m Your Woman”

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 04:35 AM PDT

Rookie singer Han Hee Jung has released her debut single album ‘I’m Your Woman.

“I’m Your Woman” became popular after Narsha sang it in her debut drama, ‘Light and Shadow‘. The song was incredibly popular, but was not been released as an OST. However, the viewers’ hot demand for it caused the composer Choi Sung Min to record the song with new singer Han Hee Jung.

Han Hee Jung revealed she was happy that the song did so well, but she was also burdened because a well-known singer had made it popular and she herself is only a rookie.

The song “I’m Your Woman” is a semi-trot song with bouncy vocals and charming melody line.

Han Hee Jung is also the head of a music school in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul.

Listen to a preview of Han Hee Jung’s “I’m Your Woman” here.

JYJ’s Junsu praises ‘Superstar K4′ contestant Yoo Seung Woo

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 03:56 AM PDT

JYJ‘s Junsu had some high praise for ‘Superstar K4‘ contestant Yoo Seung Woo.

Junsu posted to Twitter on October 13: “Yoo Seung Woo. Someone who doesn’t just sing well, but knows very well how to sing. I really like that flexibility. His expressions while singing. For [me], it’s been you since the start,” revealing who he’ll most likely be voting for.

He went on, “Also, Hong Dae Kwang. I really like the way you don’t let one word, one sound, one syllable, or one letter get past you and [the way you] sing carefully.”

On the October 12th episode of ‘Superstar K4′, Yoo Seung Woo’s performance of “My Son” blew away the judges as well.

Watch it below, and let us know if you agree with Junsu!

Tip: S.Lee

Big Bang, Jang Geun Suk, J.Y. Park, and more show their love for Psy’s “Gangnam Style”

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 03:22 AM PDT

It’s not only stars from abroad who are loving Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“.

On the October 12th “Psy behind story” special of SBS‘ ‘Good Morning‘, stars such as Jang Geun SukLee Byung Hun, Big Bang, and Jung Hyung Don showed their support for Psy.

The special ran clips recorded before the release of the global hit. Jang Geun Suk shouted, “Psy ‘Gangnam Style’ fighting!” with his fans in Paris. Lee Byung Hun shyly shared, “Oppan Gangnam Style. The title is definitely Psy’s style.

Big Bang also commented, “Psy is Gangnam style. Big Bang is Mapo style.” Jung Hyung Don made viewers laugh by making funny expressions as he claimed that he himself was Gangnam style.

In a past clip, J.Y. Park also shared that he was the inspiration behind “Gangnam Style”.

Song Joong Ki claims Park Bo Young is his woman?

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 02:51 AM PDT

The movie ‘Wolf Boy‘ (‘A Werewolf Boy‘) held an outdoor stage greeting at the ‘17th Busan International Film Festival‘.

During the greeting, Song Joong Ki showed special care towards his costar Park Bo Young. He claimed that she was his woman, and he also took care of her mic while she was speaking. This isn’t the first time the two have shown chemistry as Park Bo Young confessed in a previous interview that she fell in love with Song Joong Ki after she slapped him in a scene.

‘Wolf Boy’ features Song Joong Ki as a dangerous werewolf, and Park Bo Young as a lonely girl who finds him. The movie will be released on October 31.

Source + Image: Newsen via Nate

OFFROAD’s Sihwan impresses fans with mobile gaming skills

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 02:20 AM PDT

Rookie group OFFROAD‘s Sihwan recently expressed his love for the mobile game Anipang and amazed fans with his impressive gaming skills.

Sihwan tweeted on the 11th, “As a way to relieve our stress during dance practice, my members and I like to play ‘Anipang’ hehe. I recently changed my phone so I’m not high level… but I got an awesome high score! It was amazing +_+! I could still hear the sounds that make my heart beat ringing in my ears… Time over~ Last pang!”

Sihwan also shared a screenshot of his score, an impressive 667,635 points. Netizens praised his gaming skills and commented, “So it is possible to get such a high score”, and “He’s on the level of a pro gamer”.

In other news, OFFROAD recently made their debut with their single “BEBOP“.

2NE1′s Park Bom featured in Epik High’s upcoming 7th album

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 01:47 AM PDT

Fans now have more of a reason to look forward to Epik High‘s upcoming 7th album.

Following Epik High’s pre-release collaboration with Lee Hi, it’s now been revealed that 2NE1‘s Park Bom is featured in the new album as well.

The track featuring Park Bom will be revealed with their album’s digital release on October 19. On the same day, Epik High’s comeback music video for their double title track album will also be out.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more updates on Epik High’s first comeback in three years!

Performances from October 13th’s ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 01:15 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than SNSD's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, M-TIFUL, K.Will, Jewelry, AOA, 15&, and CRAZYNO held their respective comeback/debut stage.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



Performances from today's show includes GODDESS, T-ara, TVXQ, Ga In, SECRET, U-KISS, 100%, BTOB, RaNia, SPICA, She’z, CHAOS, MR.MR, Nep, and HAWAII!

Check them out below.






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* Missing videos will be added as soon as they become available.

K.Will is back on ‘Music Core’ with “Please Don’t…”!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 01:03 AM PDT

Solo artist K.Will has returned with his latest hit title track named "Please Don't…".

The soloist has made a return with 'The Third Album Part 1', and is expected to top music charts with his heartfelt ballads like always. He has also unveiled the music video for his title track recently, starring SISTAR's Dasom along with Seo In Guk.

Many well-respected professionals have participated in the new album including Kim Do Hoon, as well as the lyricist for IU's "Good Day", the lyricist for 4men's "I Can't", and other famous producers, who have created successful pieces in the Korean music industry.

As always, K.Will has impressed with flawless vocals, and delivered a very solid performance for fans to enjoy.

Check it out below, along with his performance of "Butterfly"!

Jewelry says to “Look At Me” with their comeback on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 12:59 AM PDT

Jewelry has finally performed their comeback stage with "Look At Me"!

The 4-member girl group has made a return after a hiatus of one year and 5 months. They are opening the way for the October girl-group battle with a song from hit-making producer Shinsadong Tiger that has upgraded their sexy charms to another level.

Although it's been awhile since the ladies took the stage, they proved that their charismatic personalities have not faded.

Check out their performance below, along with “Rhythm HA!!”

AOA takes the stage with “Get Out” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 12:48 AM PDT

AOA is back with their second single album 'Wanna Be'!

The group had originally scheduled the album release for October 11th but due to the requests of fans, they decided to reveal their new tracks a day earlier.

Containing three tracks including "Get Out", "Happy Ending", and "My Song", this new project is sure to showcase the girls' talents further and help them solidify their position as one of the more memorable rookie groups of this year, with talent clearly visible in their comeback performance.

Check out AOA's rocking clip below!

Rookie duo 15& debuts with “I Dream” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 12:43 AM PDT

Collecting attention with their teaser site and various forms of teasers, 15& ('Fifteen And') has finally brought out their debut performance with "I Dream"!

Made of up 'K-Pop Star' winner Park Ji Min and JYP Entertainment's "genius girl" trainee Baek Ye Rin, the duo shows much promise of becoming a new powerful vocal power in the Korean music industry.

Check out the duo's powerful performance below!

Rookie vocal duo M-TIFUL returns with “Sick Enough to Die” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 12:38 AM PDT

Rookie vocal group M-TIFUL has made their comeback with “Sick Enough to Die“!

Actor Choi Won Jun and member Rae Won made their debut as M-TIFUL with a digital single this past June and returned with their first mini-album 'Broken' this week. The duo's album was made with the help of rookie composer SE and producing team Real Guys.

Check out the duo’s performance below!