Monday, October 15, 2012

"JYJ selected as ambassadors for the ’2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo’" plus 19 more

"JYJ selected as ambassadors for the ’2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo’" plus 19 more


JYJ selected as ambassadors for the ’2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo’

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 09:42 AM PDT

The boys of JYJ have been named the ambassadors for the ‘2012 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo (KBEE)‘.

This will be the third Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo and scheduled to be held from November 14th to 16th at the Osaka-Intex Exhibition Centre in Japan. This Expo is held in order to promote national Korean brands to various overseas businesses and corporations. ‘KBEE 2012′ is sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

On appointing JYJ as ambassadors, KOTRA said, “JYJ have been selected as the ambassadors for ‘KBEE 2012′. We’re looking forward to them becoming the icon of exchange between Japan and Korea because they are Hallyu stars that are well loved in both countries.

TVXQ’s Yunho sheds tears thinking about his late grandfather

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 09:05 AM PDT

On the 14th, TVXQ and UV were featured guests on ‘God of Victory‘ to battle each other.

One of the rounds was to see who could cry faster. In the practice game, Yunho was able to cry immediately, drawing attention from everyone else. When asked how he was able to cry so easily, he explained, “I thought about my deceased grandfather. I wanted to show him my success after I debuted, but I couldn’t. If I think about that, I tear up.

During the actual round, Yunho was able to cry even as Kim Kyung Min sang a comical version of a lullaby. He explained, “When I heard the lullaby, I thought of my grandmother and my grandfather.

Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, f(x) and EXO-M participate in COBU 3D OST

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 08:38 AM PDT

Fans recently recorded audio previews of SM Entertainment artists’ and their songs for the soundtrack of BoA‘s Hollywood movie, ‘COBU 3D‘.

Along with the audio previews, the name of the various tracks were also revealed to the public. Girls’ Generation recorded a track called “Cheap Creeper“, TVXQ recorded “Running on Empty“, and f(x)‘s Krystal, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and EXO-M‘s Kris recorded the track, “Say Yes“.

According to IMDB, the movie is scheduled to be released in the Netherlands on July 11, 2013 and there’s no word on when the soundtrack will be released but you can check out a preview of the recorded tracks below.

Cheap Creeper:

Running on Empty (Bonus Yunho dance scene in the movie) :

Say Yes:

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Artists tweet in support of miss A’s “I Don’t Need a Man”

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 08:11 AM PDT

Girl group miss A have just released their newest mini album, ‘Independent Women Pt 3 and the girls were met with support on Twitter not only from fans, but also fellow artists.

JB from JJ Project tweeted, “miss A – “I Don’t Need a Man” wow the rhythm is great~~~“. 2AM‘s Jo Kwon tweeted, “You don’t need a man? Really?” and 2PM‘s Wooyoung wrote, “Yo~ miss A~ It’s finally out~ I hope it does the best~~~~~~~ ^o^ Euhaha“.

Rapper San E wrote, “I can’t live without women… but miss A can live without men… Ah, that’s not funny ㅠㅠ“. Baek Ah Yeon also supported her sunbaes by saying, “miss A – “I Don’t Need a Man” it’s the best!!!!!!!“. Tasty tweeted, “Just watched the official video of miss A’s I Don’t Need A Man!! And we liked it, haha, you guys go check that out :)

If you haven’t listened to their song yet, check out the music video to their title song below!

Girl’s Generation’s Hyoyeon and SISTAR’s Bora gain attention for their ‘nano legs’

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 07:40 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon and SISTAR‘s Bora are becoming hot issues for their ‘nano legs.’

A recent post titled, “Hyoyeon and Bora’s nano legs” revealed several pictures on an online community board.

The revealed shots were captures from KBS‘ ‘Invincible Youth 2‘ and showed both of the stars wearing shorts. Despite them wearing sneakers instead of kill heels, they still captured the viewers’ eyes for flaunting their slim legs.

After seeing pictures of their ‘nano legs’, the netizens responded with, “I’m jelaous“, “They don’t have any fat“, and “No embarrassment even when they wear sneakers.

Ricky Kim to leave ‘Laws of the Jungle 2′

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 07:10 AM PDT

It has been announced that Ricky Kim will be leaving ‘Laws of the Jungle 2‘, where he had been a longtime cast member.

According to a representative for ‘Jungle’, Ricky Kim will not be participating in the upcoming South American expedition, scheduled to be aired following the end of their current trek to Madagascar.

“Due to the schedule, Ricky Kim was not able to participate,” said a representative for SBS. “Although it is saddening, we are looking for someone to replace him on the show.”

“Although ‘Jungle’ is popular, it is very strenuous and takes up a lot of time, so it’s hard to find someone new,” he continued. “We will put together a cast soon and introduce them to the viewers.”

Representatives have also confirmed that Ryu Dam will not be participating in the South American trek. Kim Byung Man and Noh Woo Jin are currently the only two members confirmed for the upcoming filming in South America.

Source: Star Today

[Spoiler]‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ is #1 in viewer ratings for the weekend

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 06:30 AM PDT

KBS 2TV‘s ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘ continued its streak of high ratings this weekend as well.

The drama reached an impressive rating of 31.2% on the Sunday episode. The episode showed the wedding of Lee Bo Young and Lee Sang Yoon. The two had suffered much trouble leading up to their marriage, but was able to finally able to get married, seemingly ending all their problems

However, Lee Bo Young’s character had hidden her marriage from her father, Chun Ho Jin, but her father happened to be at the wedding location and saw her in the wedding dress, hinting at more drama to come.

Its competitors ‘May Queen‘ and ‘Five Fingers‘ rated at 17.6% and 9.3% respectively, proving that ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ had the monopoly on weekend dramas.

Who Wore it Better: Junhyung vs. Hongki

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 04:50 AM PDT

 

This time around, we have two WWIB veterans finally facing off against each other!

For the October 1 ‘Mr. and Miss Idol Korea‘ special, F.T. Island‘s Hongki wore this flower-patterned tracksuit:

For September 9′s Inkigayo performance, B2ST‘s Junhyung wore the same flowered track pants with a Givenchy tee shirt (335 USD here).  He had the jacket on before the show, but took it off for the performance.

 

The full Jeremy Scott x Adidas Firebird tracksuit costs 375 USD and can be purchased here.

So, who wore it better?  Cast your vote in the poll and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the coments!

Photos of KARA’s Hara’s debut days reveal no difference between then and now

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 04:00 AM PDT

Photos of KARA‘s Hara from their debut days have been receiving quite the attention recently.

The photos appeared on an online community with the title, “Goo Hara’s feminine days.” In the photos you can see a cute and young Hara still in the pubescent stage of her life.

Netizens commented with, “She looks so young, but still charming“, “She was gorgeous since debut“, and “She looks so feminine.

f(x) members Krystal and Luna share a set of refreshing selcas

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 03:29 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Krystal recently shared a set of old selcas with fellow member Luna.

Krystal posted these photos on her me2day with the description, “These are the oldest pictures hehe. We took a lot of photos in New York when we were really hyped.” Both girls look adorable in the photos and seem to be “hyped” from the energy drink Krystal is holding.

Netizens commented on these photos with, “You both look really cute” and “I want to receive Krystal’s kiss!

Lee Hyori makes a bittersweet confession on ‘You and I’

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 02:41 AM PDT

Lee Hyori has commented on her boyfriend Lee Sang Soon.

On SBS‘s ‘You and I‘ aired on the 15th, Lee Hyori made a truthful confession about her boyfriend. During the show, the guests Yoon Jung Shin, Jo Jung Chi, and Ha Rim (Shin-Chi-Rim) talked about public relationships and marriage.

Jo Jung Chi said, “The reason we began performing as the group Shin-Chi-Rim was in order to save up money for me to marry my girlfriend Jung In. At first I was determined to buy a house by myself, but I recently changed my plans. We decided to split the cost in half”.

Yoon Jung Shin said, “It was very disappointing. The amount Jo Jung Chi made working crazily for a month was equal to what Jung In made in one night. Jung In was amazing. So, Jo Jung Chi is taking care of Jung In’s health“.

Following this, Lee Hyori confessed, “It’s like that for me too. Only one person needs to make money. I am working hard to make money. Why do guitarist not make money. It’s so bittersweet” and filled the studio with laughter.

In related news, ‘You and I’ ended its run with the 27th episode.

Block B releases Zico’s comeback teaser video

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 02:13 AM PDT

Block B has released the comeback teaser video for member Zico!

It's been six months since 'Welcome to the Block', and Block B will be returning with their first full-length album on October 17. Until now the group seemed to be going for an edgier, hip hop concept for their upcoming comeback, but P.O. and Taeil's teasers have been soothing ballad tracks.

Check out Zico's teaser below!

Trend Alert: Denim Shirts

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 02:00 AM PDT

Denim and chambray shirts are a fall staple.  They can be comfortable, but they can also be hard to wear without looking like you’re headed to a hay ride- let’s see how these idols make the style both comfy and cool.

On August 14, Infinite‘s Woohyun wore a patchwork denim button-down with a black blazer to ‘The Thousandth Man‘ press conference.  On August 15, B1A4′s Jinyoung wore a sleeveless denim button-down with knit, navy sleeves in his Twitter selca. The same day, Super Junior‘s Ryeowook wore a faded button-down open over a black and white striped shirt on ‘Sukira‘. On August 16, WondergirlsYenny wore a light-colored button-down on Younha’s Starry Night.

On August 22, EXO M‘s Kris wore a medium-colored button-down for ‘Ceci Magazine‘. On August 25, Lee Jang Woo wore a grey, well-fitted button down in “The Words I Couldn’t Say” MV. On August 27, B2ST‘s Dongwoon wore a light-colored button-down with the buttons undone on KBS ‘Hello’, and Kikwang wore a sleeveless, plaid button-down with a denim yoke to the same event. On August 28, Seo In Guk wore a light-colored button-down in the All For You” MV with A Pink‘s Eunji for the ‘Reply 1997‘ soundtrack

August 31 – For their Omphalos shoot, B1A4′s Jinyoung wore a darker cardigan over his bright, medium-blue button down, along with a maroon and white striped tie and khakis. Sandeul wore a similar shirt with a grey pullover featuring white and red stripes at the shoulders, a dark bowtie, and dark jeans. The same day, Lee Kwang Soo wore a light-colored button-down in stills from ‘Nice Guy‘. On August 31, Super Junior’s Siwon wore a dark blue button-down with a light blue denim blazer and light yellow shorts during a photoshoot. On September 5, B2ST’s Doojoon wore a light-colored button-down over a white tee shirt and black pants on ‘Weekly Idol‘. On September 6, Kim Hyun Joong wore a dark button-down with fading tucked into dark, fitted jeans, with a golden brown scoop-neck shirt and belt for ‘Hangten Magazine

September 7 – f(X)‘s Sulli wore a fitted, light-colored button-down tucked into skinny jeans along with dark purple platform heels and socks. Victoria wore a similar shirt over a red and blue striped, long-sleeve tee.  Super Junior’s Siwon also went with a light-colored button-down tucked into fitted jeans, but wore his over a white tee.  In a differetn picture, he wore a yellow pullover.  Kyuhyun wore a medium blue button-down tucked into fitted jeans with an orange tee shirt.  Leeteuk wore the same button-down under a red and blue striped cardigan.

On September 13, Wondergirls’ Sohee wore a long button down with a contrast placket and pockets as a shirtdress with a loose-fitting grey cardigan and a small, brown, leather purse for ‘Vogue Girl‘. On September 15, EVOL‘s Say wore a medium-colored button-down tucked into salmon-colored skinny jeans with a white tee at Stylenada’s flagship store opening in Hongdae. On September 18, SPICA‘s Jiwon wore a dark button-down tied up into a crop-top in their I’ll Be There” MV. On September 21, VIXX‘s Ken wore a dark-colored button-down with a contrast collar open over a graphic tee on ‘Younha’s Starry Night’. On September 28, SHINee‘s Minho wore a medium-colored button-down open over a dark tee for ‘Maypole‘.  He also wore a loose-fitting, winter-white cardigan, khaki pants, and glasses with heavy, white frames.

For October’s ‘1st Look Magazine’, A Pink’s Eunji wore a loose-fitting, light-colored button-down with dark shorts and a white tee with a notched neckline.  She also wore a long, loose-fitting, oatmeal-colored cardigan. For September’s ’1st Look Magazine’, Tasty‘s Daeryong wore a fitted, two-tone button-down featuring dark denim from the shoulders to mid-chest, and medium-colored denim from here down. For September’s ‘Allure Magazine‘, VIXX’s Hyuk wore a dark denim button-down over a black shirt and grey, fitted jeans.  Hongbin wore a similar shirt over a white tee and white, fitted pants. For October’s ‘W Magazine‘, Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany wore a medium-colored button-down with a fur hat. For August’s ‘Allure Magazine’, CN Blue‘s Minhyuk wore denim head-to-toe with a medium-colored button-down and blazer and dark jeans.

G-Dragon modeled a dark denim button-down layered over a plaid button-down and a grey t shirt, with brown pants, black shoes, and a quilted winter coat for BSX’s catalogue.

On October 6, U-KISS’s Eli wore a denim button-down to a Formula-1 event sponsored by Red Bull.

On October 10, IU posted this selca in which she wears a light-colored button-down with a swiss-dot like pattern (but the dots appear to be flowers or some other small design) with dark buttons and contrast stitching.

Denim shirts have even been hot items at the 6theory office, seen on Jiyul in Dal Shabet‘s interview and Kangnam and SIMS in M.I.B‘s interview with allkpop.

Meanwhile, for their Dazzling Girl” PV, SHINee decided to wear all of the denim.

So, what’s your favorite denim shirt look?  Will you be wearing denim shirts this fall and winter?

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Psy tells fans to “Don’t Hate Me”

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 01:24 AM PDT

Singer Psy has piqued the curiosity of fans with a recent profound tweet.

On October 14th, Psy updated his Twitter with the photo above and a simple tweet with an exclamation mark, leaving many fans curious to know the meaning behind his post.

The photo shows Psy covering his face with one hand while holding a banner that reads, “DON’T HATE ME“.

Upon seeing his tweet, fans flooded his timeline with messages like, “Why would we ever hate you?“, “Is it because you’ll be gone for a while again?” and more.

Psy will once again begin his activities overseas by first appearing on the Australian talent show, ‘The X Factor Australia‘. The singer will be leaving Korea for Australia on the 15th and will then head to the U.S. as he’s scheduled to appear on TV programs and to work on his new album.

SECRET snaps photo with gifts from fans

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 01:20 AM PDT

The ladies of SECRET recently uploaded a photo of the gifts they received from their fans.

On October 14th, member Ji Eun left the post on her Twitter: “Kyaaa. We received your gifts at the Inkigayowaiting room ^__^ [The presents] are full with your loving efforts~~!! Ah, I’m happy~~.”

Attached was a photo of the members posing with the boxes and bags full of gifts specially prepared by fans.

Netizens left comments like, “What did you guys get?“, “They’re all so pretty“, and “Good luck on your performance today!

Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Taeyang transform into Indonesian dancers

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:53 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Taeyang revealed their Indonesian dancing skills.

On the 13th, G-Dragon tweeted, “Swag kkkkkk” and revealed the above picture.

The picture showed G-Dragon and Taeyang wearing blangkon and patterned sarong while posing as Indonesian. The two idols created a comical picture with Taeyang playing the seruling and G-Dragon posing with a stereotypical Indonesian dance move.

After seeing the funny picture, the netizens commented, “I thought they were just natives…” and “It’s even funnier because they are serious.”

SS501′s Park Jung Min thanks fans for their delicious snacks

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:47 AM PDT

SS501‘s Park Jung Min thanked fans for the delicious snacks he received during the shooting for his new music video.

On October 13th, Park Jung Min uploaded the photo above and wrote on his Twitter, “At the set for my music vide~^^ I ate it well with the staff members~! There are a lot more photos, but I’ll upload the proof-shots later! Thank you, thank you for your kind hearts ♥.”

The photo shows the singer holding up specially wrapped rice cakes that contain his initials, ‘PJM’, on the package. Park Jung Min began his activities in Japan last month using the alias “ROMEO” and is now currently preparing for the release of his new album.

f(x)’s Krystal reveals past photos of Sulli and Amber

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:45 AM PDT

F(x)‘s Krystal has been revealing past selcas lately which have been gaining attention from the fans.

On the 13th, Krystal posted on her me2day, “This is even an older picture…. When I ate Sulli” and revealed the pictures above.

The shared pictures showed Krystal, Sulli, and Amber all in matching white t-shirts and making cute faces for the camera. The second picture made the viewers smile by showing Amber and Krystal opening their mouths wide as if they were really about to eat Sulli.

After seeing the old pictures of the three, the netizens commented things like, “Krystal, Sulli, and Amber are so cute” and “I want all of them to be my younger sisters.

miss A’s Suzy finds her ‘Nation’s First Love’ title embarrassing

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:18 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy gained the title of the ‘Nation’s First Love’ due to her role in the movie ‘Introduction to Architecture‘.

Recently in an interview with Osen, Suzy stated, “I didn’t know the movie would do so well, and I didn’t really realize it. My fanbase has grown larger, but I didn’t know I would have such good luck. I’m thankful for having been given the embarrassing title of ‘Nation’s First Love’. But that’s just an image from the movie. I will try hard to live up to the expectations of everyone“.

Even with more plans for acting, the idol stated she still enjoys singing more. She said, “As I was acting, whenever I was able to perform on stage I was so happy. Since I am still just beginning as a singer and have a lot left to learn, I was disappointed I didn’t have much time to practice. I also thought that it’s pretty difficult to carry out two different careers“.

Suzy, who has been working constantly as an actress, will be making a comeback on the 15th with miss A’s new album ‘Independent Women pt.III‘. The singer introduced the title song “I Don’t Need a Man” as “a song for the women who are living strongly by themselves with pride in their work, whether they make a lot or a little“.

Who Wore it Better: Teen Top’s L.Joe vs. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA

Posted: 15 Oct 2012 12:15 AM PDT

On August 18, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA wore a blue jacket with black trim and fringe during an SMTown concert.

Just a few weeks prior, L.Joe of Teen Top wore the same jacket in the MV for “Be Ma Girl“:

The jacket is from Jeremy Scott’s Adidas Originals line, and appears to be sold out of most retailers, though I did see a few of these jackets pop up on eBay.

So, who wore it better?  Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us in the comments why you voted the way you did!