Thursday, October 11, 2012

"INFINITE members attend premiere for their 3D film, ‘INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D’" plus 19 more

"INFINITE members attend premiere for their 3D film, ‘INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D’" plus 19 more


INFINITE members attend premiere for their 3D film, ‘INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 09:40 AM PDT

INFINITE recently attended the premiere for the 3D movie, ‘INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D‘.

It had been revealed earlier in the summer that the boy group, following the footsteps of Big Bang and the artists of SM Entertainment, would have their concert footage reproduced into a 3D film. The film promises to showcase special performance shots only revealed at the encore concert, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.

During the press conference, the members were asked, “You will get to approach your fans through this film, with this opportunity, are there any members that hope to take a shot at acting?” Leader Sunggyu replied, “It has sparked all of our desires to act. Besides Dongwoo, we all have acting experience. I think INFINITE will be able to be carefully call ourselves ‘actor-dols’ from now on. Next time I hope to participate not in a concert movie, but in a real movie.

He continued, “I’ve actually never taken on an official role in a drama. Hoya portrayed a touching role on tvN‘s ‘Reply 1997‘. I enjoyed it a lot watching at home, and it further sparked my desire to act. I want to take on a role as cool as Hoya’s.

In response to Sunggyu’s praise, member Hoya humorously replied, “The day will come (when you will get to take on a role as cool as mine).

Furthermore, member Hoya revealed his thoughts about the film as well. He stated, “It’s a movie that recreates our concert into 3D. Although it’s nice to see us live, some people seem to like seeing our faces close-up on a big screen. I hope that those fans who have yet to attend one of our concerts watch the movie and come to one of our concerts next time. We’re thankful.

In addition when asked, “What scene do you remember most from the movie?” Hoya replied, “It was the scene where I rose to the stage for my solo performance. There was a part where I ripped my shirt off as part of the performance and I was worried that because of that scene, the movie would be rated 19+. Thankfully that didn’t happen so students will be able to watch.

Meanwhile, INFINITE’s movie will be airing on the 18th of this month in South Korea, and will soon after be released simultaneously in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and other Asian countries.

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Jaejoong reaches 1,000,000 followers on Twitter!

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 09:09 AM PDT

JYJ‘s Jaejoong has reached 1,000,000 followers on Twitter!

On the 10th, Jaejoong surpassed the milestone of 1,000,000 followers on Twitter, and fans swarmed to congratulate him and started to trend #Jaejoong1Million for him. The hashtag trended on the Worldwide list, proving his popularity. Jaejoong also tweeted, “We’re working with Flowsik! 1,000,000!” to acknowledge his fans.

Other celebrities with more than 1,000,000 followers include BoASuper Junior‘s Leeteuk, Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, and Kyuhyun.

Congratulations to Jaejoong!

Source: Jaejoong’s Twitter

Big Bang greets fans on their way to Indonesia

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 08:40 AM PDT

On October 11th, Big Bang departed from Korea to head to Indonesia for the Jakarta stop of their ‘Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour 2012‘.

At the Incheon International Airport, Taeyang snapped a photo with G-Dragon next by Charlie Brown and Snoopy, tweeting,

Photos of members Seungri and T.O.P were also snapped by the media, but Daesung reportedly left for Jakarta before the other members so he wasn’t photographed.

It was also Seungri’s first time out since his scandal, so fans were relieved to see that he was looking well.

Check out the photos below!

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Girls’ Generation and T-ara certified “Gold” in Japan

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 08:09 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation, and T-ara have been certified “Gold” in Japan!

According to the September 2012 results from the RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan), T-ara’s debut Japanese single, “Bo Peep Bo Peep“, Girls’ Generation’s 5th Japanese single “Oh!“, and Girls’ Generation’s ‘GIRLS’ GENERATION COMPLETE VIDEO COLLECTION DVD‘ have all been given the status of Gold. The Gold certification is only given when an artist sells more than 100,000 copies.

It took T-ara a while to receive this certification as “Bo Peep Bo Peep” was released in Japan back on September 28, 2011 but that wasn’t the case for Girls’ Generation. Girls’ Generation’s “Oh!” and their complete video collection DVD were both released recently on September 26, 2012.

Congratulations to T-ara & Girls’ Generation!

Source: RIAJ
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

miss A’s Suzy compares Jia to an egg roll

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 07:30 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy recently shared an adorable picture of member Jia looking like an egg roll in her sleep.

Suzy tweeted:

In the photo, Jia is fast asleep in a bright yellow blanket, which makes her look like a giant egg roll. Suzy’s shot of Jia’s interesting sleeping habit made many fans and netizens laugh.

Fans commented, “It seems like they’d have no time to sleep with such busy schedules“, “She looks so tired“, “miss A fighting“, “Definitely the biggest egg roll I’ve ever seen“, “Jia’s sleeping habits are interesting“, and “The idea of Suzy thinking of posting a picture of Jia sleeping like this is adorable“.

In related news, miss A has released teaser images for their new album, ‘Independent Women Pt. 3, which will be released October 15th KST!

Lee Jong Suk and After School’s Nana are edgy twins for ‘J Style’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 07:11 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jong Suk and After School‘s Nana have paired up for a twin pictorial with ‘Jenny House‘ for the latest edition of the beauty salon’s hair and makeup magazine, ‘J Style‘.

Directed by hair stylist Ho Jung, the two were actually given different style emphases despite the similar looks. The stylist played up Lee Jong Suk’s androgynous charm, while she gave Nana a modern and edgy look with an ‘adolescent boy’ concept.

A staff member on set commented, “We always heard that Lee Jong Suk and Nana had similar looks, so we had a lot of fun discovering parts of them that resembled each other.”

Further cuts can be seen in the fourth edition of ‘J Style Magazine’.

What do you think? Can you tell who’s who?

AA (Double A) reveals bonus comeback audio teaser

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 06:50 AM PDT

AA (Double A) has revealed another audio teaser for their upcoming album!

AA previously announced they would be releasing numerous teaser videos for their comeback. The teasers will include previews of 12 songs, which will go untitled until the release of AA's new album.

Check out AA’s "AGEHA Dance" music video as well as their first audio teaser if you haven’t already, and take a listen to the bonus audio teaser below!

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon discusses Oh Yeon Seo’s personality on ‘Idol Manager’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 06:30 AM PDT

During the recent filming of MBC Every1‘s ‘Idol Manager‘, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon revealed an interesting tidbit about his on-screen wife from ‘We Got Married‘, Oh Yeon Seo.

On the ‘Reply 2002′ special episode, the group discussed the objects, dramas, and phrases popular at the time. The MBLAQ members also met with g.o.d‘s Kim Tae Woo and Son Ho Young.

As the MBLAQ members cracked jokes about how the ‘We Got Married’ couple is not real, Kim Tae Woo spoke up about his wife. He stated, “I thought she wouldn’t enjoy nightlife, but she’s a great dancer,” mentioning her unexpected charm.

Lee Joon then commented, “Oh Yeon Soo is very nice, but she suddenly gets angry.” The g.o.d members then teased Lee Joon, asking if she was short-tempered or if she had a split personality.

Finally, Lee Joon yelled, “I’m sorry, sorry! I’m happy,” and filled the studio with laughter.

This episode will broadcast on the 12th at 6PM KST.

MBC’s ‘What Is Mom’ tops KBS’ ‘Shut Up Family’ in viewer ratings

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 06:11 AM PDT

MBC‘s new sitcom ‘What Is Mom‘ is off to a strong start as it has already beat out its competing sitcom, KBS‘ ‘Shut Up Family‘.

AGB Nielson Media Research reported on October 11 that ‘What Is Mom’ reached viewer ratings of 6.6% for its second episode, which topped ‘Shut Up Family’ by 0.6%. The difference between the two was small, highlighting the anticipated competition between the two shows.

‘What Is Mom’ began airing on the 9th and features veteran actors Kim Seo Hyung, Ryu Seung Soo, and comedians Kim Byung Man and Park Mi Sun, as well as INFINITE‘s L and Hello Venus‘s Ara.

Tip: S.Lee

IU is looking more mature?

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 05:50 AM PDT

The “nation’s little sister” IU recently shared a new picture of herself looking more mature than usual.

The singer tweeted on the 10th, “Don’t I look 22? It’s a good new start! I feel like I could do anything,” along with the gorgeous new selca above.

In the picture, IU’s straight, long hair and serious expression make her look older and more feminine than her 20 years.

Awe-struck fans and netizens commented, “So pretty“, “She gets prettier by the day“, and “No matter how old she looks, she’s so cute“.

What do you think? Does she look older in your opinion?

Actress Lee Sae Young reveals her best friend started her anti-fan cafe

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 05:31 AM PDT

On the October 10th episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, actress Lee Sae Young revealed how her best friend once started an anti-fan cafe against her.

MC Yoon Jong Shin started off the conversation by stating, “Because you couldn’t attend school often due to your acting career, it must have been hard for you to make friends with classmates.” The actress responded, “During middle school, I was made an outcast by my friends without my knowing.”

It seems the bully didn’t stop there as Lee Sae Young also shared, “My best friend started an anti-fan cafe against me. Afterwards, we made up, but I still think she doesn’t like me that much,” shocking viewers with the story of her friend’s betrayal.

On the same episode, Lee Sae Young impressed viewers by answering first during Park Ji Bin and MC Kyuhyun‘s mental math contest.

Psy shows gratitude to his staff with expensive gifts

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 05:11 AM PDT

Amidst the whirlwind that has become the “Gangnam Style” craze, Psy recently showed his gratitude to his choreographer and manager by treating them to lavish gifts.

Psy thanked the mastermind behind the ‘horse dance’, Lee Joo Sun, by gifting him with a mid-sized car. The 3000cc sedan was gifted to his choreographer who is also the director of the ‘Mania‘ dance team in South Korea. The two have had a history since 2004, and the “Gangnam Style” craze wouldn’t have been possible without him.

He also surprised his manager of 12 years by offering to pay for all of his wedding expenses. Psy’s manager, Hwang Gyu Wan, has helped Psy through the ups and downs of his singing career since 2001. To thank his loyal manager, Psy offered to pay for his upcoming wedding this November. Psy is set to sing the congratulatory song as well.

LUNAFLY releases “How Nice Would It Be” studio recording footage

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 04:50 AM PDT

Nega Network's new three-member group LUNAFLY has released studio recording footage for "How Nice Would It Be".

The song is the title track on LUNAFLY's first Korean digital single, which was released on September 27 KST. "How Nice Would It Be" was composed by the members themselves, while the lyrics were written by well-known lyricist Kim Eeh Na.

The song has been faring well on music charts, even managing to rank #1 on Cyworld's real-time charts. Although the group is not promoting on music shows, they completed their first public performance earlier this month.

Check out Sam, Teo, and Yun in the studio below!

Lee Hyori shows off her ‘horse dance’ skills on ‘Adrenaline’

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 04:30 AM PDT

On the October 9th episode of XTM‘s ‘Adrenaline‘, Lee Hyori surprised everyone by showing off her ‘horse dance’ skills.

Actor Jung Gyu Woon revealed on the show that he wants to become a dance singer, leading Hyori to judge his dancing skills. Hyori then asked him to dance to Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” and showed him some of her moves. While dancing, Hyori replied, “Is this how you do it? I’m not sure. I feel like we’re losing touch with this generation these days.”

Netizens commented, “Lee Hyori does the ‘horse dance’ well”, “Lee Hyori’s ‘horse dance’ is sexy”, and “Jung Gyu Woon surprised me with his dancing ability”.

Check out the dance off below!

Performances from October 11th’s ‘M! Countdown Smile Thailand’ special!

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 04:11 AM PDT

Mnet interrupted its usual programming this week to air the ‘M! Countdown Smile Thailand‘ special!

Over 30,000 Thai fans attended the ‘ONE ASIA TOUR 2012 M! Countdown Smile Thailand‘ concert on October 4, and now, fans from all over the world can watch what they missed.

The two-hour event featured performances by Super Junior, B2ST, SISTAR, F.T. ISLAND, INFINITE, KARA, SECRET, A Pink, A-JAX, TastyU-KISS, 2PM‘s Wooyoung, G.NA, T-ara, and B.A.P.

Watch their performances and special collaborations below!

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Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong are only successful when rivals?

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 03:50 AM PDT

With Kang Ho Dong confirmed to return to ‘Knee Drop Guru‘ and ‘Star King‘, many fans are anticipating the revitalized rivalry between him and Yoo Jae Suk. The two MCs are very close friends and had made their place as the two top ‘national MCs’. However, after Kang Ho Dong halted his activities, Yoo Jae Suk kept the ‘national MC’ title.

However, Yoo Jae Suk had been hit with his own problems after Kang Ho Dong’s hiatus. ‘Infinity Challenge‘ was delayed for 24 weeks from February to July, only airing again months before Kang Ho Dong’s comeback. ‘Come to Play‘ suffered even more, plummeting in viewer ratings to 3%. ‘Happy Together 3‘ also fell in ratings because viewers started to get bored of the public bath format. ‘Running Man‘ had been Yoo Jae Suk’s only high note, but ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ had recently taken back over its #1 Sunday night viewer rating spot.

With Kang Ho Dong’s return, Yoo Jae Suk’s programs are also stepping up their game. ‘Infinity Challenge’ has returned back to its explosive popularity. ‘Come to Play’ and ‘Happy Together 3′ have also gone through a redesign in format, earning praise from many viewers.

An insider in broadcast stated, “Ironically, even though Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong have always been rivals, when Kang Ho Dong left, Yoo Jae Suk seemed to lose strength. However, once Kang Ho Dong’s comeback was confirmed, Yoo Jae Suk revitalized.

Kang Ho Dong and Yoo Jae Suk will once again be going head to head. ‘Knee Drop Guru’ will air at the same time as ‘Happy Together 3′, while ‘Star King’ airs with ‘Infinity Challenge’.

Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Naver

Nine Muses cheer on Jewelry’s ‘Look at Me’ comeback

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 03:31 AM PDT

Girl group Nine Muses cheered on Jewelry‘s comeback.

On the 10th, Nine Muses tweeted, “Everyone, did you miss us? It’s been a while since Nine Muses shared a group photo! The Star Empire family has gotten together to support Jewelry’s comeback! Tomorrow (10/11) at 12 pm! ‘Look at Me will be released. Please give it a lot of love!

In the picture, Nine Muses held up signs with “Look at Me” written on them, supporting their labelmate sunbaes.

Fans commented, “I hope Nine Muses will come back soon too“, and “It looks like the groups in the company are close“.

Watch Jewelry’s “Look at Me” MV if you missed it!

10cm’s new album met with nothing but praise

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 03:10 AM PDT

10cm‘s new album is looking like a big hit.

10cm announced their comeback with the concept ‘October 10th, 10 o’ clock 10 cm’, attracting much attention with the release date. After the release, 10cm performed live on Naver Music‘s ‘On Air‘, singing songs from their new album ‘2.o‘ such as “The Farewell of the Han River“, “Tonight“, and “Fine, Thank You, and You?“.

The duo also performed at the Club EVANS in Hongdae, Seoul, which was also streamed live. Netizens commented, “As expected of 10cm, their new song is really great“, “I became 10cm’s fan after watching the live performance“, and “The new album is really the best“.

Se7en and C-Clown’s Rome look alike?

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 02:50 AM PDT

Se7en (left) and Rome (right)

C-Clown‘s Rome resemblance to singer Se7en has become a hot issue.

Photos of Rome from C-Clown’s music video for “SOLO” were posted online. Fans then found photos of Se7en from similar angles, causing surprise at how similar they look. They share similar sharp jawlines and soft eyes, and look like they could be brothers.

Netizens commented, “Their jawlines and facial structures are similar“, “I’d believe that they were brothers“, and “Rome and Se7en are both good looking“.

Do you think they look alike?

Singer Bada shows off her curves during yoga workout

Posted: 11 Oct 2012 02:31 AM PDT

Singer Bada showed off her curves during one of her yoga workouts.

On the 8th, photos of Bada in the middle of a yoga session were uploaded online. Fans are calling Bada a representative of “healthy beauty” among female celebrities, and her curves and healthy skin in the photos further proved their claims.

Her yoga-trained body has netizens describing her figure as ‘honey curves’ and her skin as ‘honey skin’ because of how healthy they both look. Netizens were awed at how she kept herself in top shape, commenting, “A honey body, honey skin and honey line that’s trained with yoga. You’ve struck an all-kill“, “This is a true honey line“, and “Can I become like Bada if I do yoga and put on all-kill foundation?“.