Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Part 1 of ‘Immortal Song 2 King of Kings’ episode (Ailee, Ryeowook, Kim Tae Woo and more)" plus 19 more

"Part 1 of ‘Immortal Song 2 King of Kings’ episode (Ailee, Ryeowook, Kim Tae Woo and more)" plus 19 more


Part 1 of ‘Immortal Song 2 King of Kings’ episode (Ailee, Ryeowook, Kim Tae Woo and more)

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 08:19 AM PDT

Immortal Song 2‘ aired part 1 of their special ‘King of Kings‘ episode on October 20th.

Twelve top singers from the past and present came together to battle it out on this special episode. The guests include Shin Yong Jae, Sunghoon, Super Junior‘s Ryeowook, Jay Park, Kim Tae Woo, Sweet Sorrow, No Brain, Lyn, ALi, Ailee, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung.

Part 1 featured performances from Ailee, No Brain, Kim Tae Woo, Super Junior’s Ryeowook, Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung, and Brown Eyed Soul’s Sunghoon. Ultimately it was Kim Tae Woo who came out with the victory on Part 1 as he defeated No Brain in the final with 395 votes compared to 346 votes.

Check out the performances below!

Ailee

Ryeowook

Kim Tae Woo (Winner begins around 32:20 mark)

No Brain

Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung

Brown Eyed Soul’s Sunghoon

Block B’s Zico pre-releases two more tracks from upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5′

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 07:23 AM PDT

Following the firstsecond, and third pre-releases from his upcoming mixtape, 'Zico on the Block 1.5', and Block B's triumphant return to Korean music shows, leader Zico has revealed his fourth mixtape track "Never" and a sixth track “Dead Leaves“.

The rapper has shown that he isn't afraid to tackle tougher topics, like problems within the industry, as heard in his previous tracks. He’s turned a 180 from the upbeat yet “creepy” concept in this third release, to a chill relaxed vibe for his fourth release.

For his fifth song, Zico becomes introspective and quite somber, With lines like “I’m gonna die now so I can be reborn” and “I became alone because I didn’t want to get hurt“, the rapper revists some of the darker periods.

Check both songs out below and tell us what you think. Be sure to stay tuned for the release of both Zico's mixtape and Block B's comeback album!

Never

Dead Leaves

Tip: Chica

Block B reveals studio recording clip for “Movie’s Over”

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 06:56 AM PDT

Brand New Stardom has released a nice treat for Block B fans, a clip of the studio recording for “Movie’s Over” off their first full album ’Blockbuster.

With their title song “NILLILI MAMBO“ climbing the charts, it’s nice to see the group showcase other tracks off the album. “Movie’s Over” is a more mellow track than some may be used to, it showcases leader Zico‘s outstanding vocal skills as well as other members’ talents.

Check out the clip below and tell us what you think:

Yoo Jae Suk is already thinking about his retirement?

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Yoo Jae Suk confessed his honest feelings.

On the 20th, ‘Infinity Challenge‘ aired its 300th episode special. The show had run for the past 7 years, so the special was for the members to take a break and look back at what they had accomplished.

HaHa revealed to Noh Hong Chul, "Yoo Jae Suk hyung always tells me to be ready for when he retires. It hurts me that he's already thinking about that." Yoo Jae Suk appeared as he was saying that, and HaHa joked, “The moment you end, I end with you.

But Yoo Jae Suk said seriously, “I’m not joking. I want you to listen to me sincerely about this. Right now, I may be someone you can lean on, but later my presence will be blocking your abilities. I’m here, so you can’t use your potential.

Noh Hong Chul shook his head firmly and said, “That’s 200% ridiculous. You’re a big strength to us. Don’t think stuff like that.” HaHa agreed, “Don’t say stuff like that for a while. My heart can’t take it.

Who Wore it Best: Wonder Girls vs. Girl’s Generation vs. HyunA

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 06:26 AM PDT

Today’s six-way showdown is quite the event- I don’t know how you’re going to decide, because all of these ladies look amazing!

During “Like This” promotions, Wonder GirlsLim, Yubin, and Sun were all seen in white and silver sneakers:

In July, 4minute‘s HyunA horse-danced in the silver version of these shoes in Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“, as well as the follow-up video, “Oppa is Just My Style“:

In August, Hyoyeon and Yuri of Girls’ Generation wore the shoes for ‘SMTOWN Live‘ in Seoul during a dance performance with members of other SM groups:

All of these sneakers come from Korean designer suecomma bonnie.  Yubin and Yuri’s white shoes, Sun, HyunA, and Hyoyeon’s silver shoes, and Lim’s combination shoes each cost about ~255 USD.

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

AA (Double A) reveals sixth comeback audio teaser

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 05:55 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 and second, third, fourth, and fifth audio teasers if you haven’t already, and take a listen to their 6th audio teaser below!

Goo Hye Sun wants to marry at 30?

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 05:39 AM PDT


Actress Goo Hye Sun revealed her marriage plans.

On the 19th, the actress featured on YTN‘s ‘Issue and People‘ for ‘Peach Tree‘, a movie that she directed. When asked about the scenario of the movie, she said, “I wanted to make a movie for my friend Nam Sang Mi.” She revealed that she made the characters in Peach Tree thinking about her friend.

The anchor also asked her when she wanted to get married, she answered, “I will definitely get married. I want to be married when I’m around 30.” The anchor joked, “You don’t have that much time left“, making her laugh.

KARA releases dance version PV for “Electric Boy” + making-of film

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 05:09 AM PDT

KARA recently unveiled their 7th Japanese single, "Electric Boy", on the 17th and immediately ranked at the top of the Oricon's 'Daily Singles' chart.

The single comes in three different types (A, B, C) and they also released a DVD/Blu-ray of their arena tour "KARA 1st JAPAN TOUR 2012 KARASIA" on the same day of "Electric Boy".

Now some of the DVD content has been revealed.  In addition to a dance version of their music video/PV, the group has also revealed behind-the-scenes footage of the filming, as a special treat for fans.

KARA will be holding a solo concert at Japan's very own Tokyo Dome on January 6th, making them the first female Korean artists to take the stage by themselves at the exclusive arena. Other K-pop artists who previously performed at the particular dome include Rain and TVXQ.

Check out the dance version PV and making-of film for "Electric Boy" below!

Dance Version PV

Making Film

Oh Yeon Seo turns into a devil after she cuts her hair?

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 04:54 AM PDT

Actress Oh Yeon Seo gained attention with her new hairstyle.

Oh Yeon Seo posted, “I cut my hair. Hehe a fan gave me the hairband. Am I like a devil? Hehe I love you and good night!!!” and attached a photo of herself with curly, shoulder-length hair with a devil hairband. She had long, straight hair for her character in ‘Unexpected You‘, so her shorter, curly hair gave her a completely different feel than before.

Fans replied, “You look so pretty!“, “Short hair suits you“, and “You go well with Lee Joon“.

Superstar K4′s Roy Kim gets noticed for his ‘manner hands’

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 04:51 AM PDT

Superstar K4‘ contestant Roy Kim is gaining attention for his manners.

On October 18, ‘Superstar K4′ shared the above pictures of Roy Kim via its official Twitter with the message: “Revealing only on Superstar K4′s Twitter!!! Well-mannered man Roy Kim’s~ different greeting for men and women!!!

The picture showed Roy Kim after last week’s first live performance. Roy Kim greeted his close friend and fellow contestant, Jung Joon Young, with a light hug, but he politely shook hands with a female contestant, Ahn Ye Seul.

After seeing Roy Kim’s greeting manners, netizens commented, “What was I thinking. I thought he, of course, would have had a more intimate greeting with a girl“, “A friendship greeting with Jung Joon Young“, and “Roy Kim is awesome“.

[Spoiler] Kwanghee plans a surprise birthday event for Sunhwa on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 04:08 AM PDT

One of ‘We Got Married‘s latest couple ZE:A‘s Kwanghee and SECRET‘s Sunhwa once again brought laughter to viewers with the latest episode.

On the episode aired on the 20th, Kwanghee surprised Sunhwa with a birthday event during their brunch date as he made an appearance in a prince costume to wish his princess bride a happy birthday.

Sunhwa seemed to want a bit more as she requested her “husband” to declare his affections for her by wishing her a birthday publicly on the streets outside.

Her wish came true for Kwanghee stepped out on a busy street and kneeled in front of Sunhwa while yelling out, “Happy Birthday!”, pleasing the birthday girl who couldn’t hide her laughter and smile.

Sean becomes ‘Iron Man’ for patients suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 03:41 AM PDT

In July, Jinusean‘s Sean promised Eunchong that he would complete the triathlon for him.

Eunchong is a 10 year old boy who is suffering from 6 rare diseases. Sean has supported Eunchong many times in the past, attending sports events with him and running in races together. Back in July, he tweeted, “For Eunchong, for athlete Park Seung Il and for those suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, I’m going to try my hand at the triathlon.

He trained for the triathlon for three months, and finally completed the event on October 19th in 3 hours and 2 minutes. He tweeted, “1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling, and 10 km running. I completed the triathlon in 3 hours and 2 minutes. I kept my promise with Eunchong. And…. the promise I made with myself to donate 1000 KRW (approximately 0.91 USD) per 1m. I will be donating a total of 51.5 million KRW (approximately 47,000 USD) to build a children’s rehabilitation center.

He also uploaded the above photo of himself with the Iron Man mask, writing, “Mission accomplished. I am the IRONMAN!” Check out footage of the event below


 
Congratulations Sean for keeping his promise and becoming a tri-athlete!
 

Psy asks Yoon Gun “How can you be so good at judging?!”

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 02:58 AM PDT

Psy called out Yoon Gun about his judging skills.

Psy mentioned Yoon Gun in a tweet on October 20th that read, “Hyuuung~ how can you be so good at judging?! Kuku yes, it’s true I am younger everyone ku.

For October 19th’s airing of ‘Super Star K4‘, Psy could not appear because of his overseas activities so Yoon Gun filled his vacant seat. This day, Yoon Gun showed excellent judging skills with his smooth, yet sharp comments.

He replied to Psy’s tweet with, “Claim number 1 and hurry on back. Let’s have some soju together. Psy fighting!

On another note, Yeon Gyu Sung and Ahn Yeseul were eliminated from ‘Super Star K4′ and seven teams will be advancing into the third round.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate

Lee Hyori entertains fans with yet another funny selca

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 02:22 AM PDT

Lee Hyori‘s funny selca is gaining attention from the public.

Lee Hyori recently tweeted, “Who wants to see me~” and shared the above picture.

The picture showed Lee Hyori wearing sunglasses and getting hit by the wind. The wind blew her hair around so hard that it’s difficult to tell if the person in the picture is Lee Hyori.

After seeing the funny picture, singer Bae Da Hae commented, “What is it. Unnie’s unkown world.” Lee Hyori made the onlookers laugh as she responded, “Should unnie teach you a little something about selca skills?

Meanwhile netizens commented, “I think the fairy grew older“, and “So brave, expected from Lee Hyori.”

T-ara members share their feelings on the situation that unfolded with Hwayoung’s departure

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 01:32 AM PDT

Mnet has just aired a show titled ‘T-ara’s Confession‘, in which the members of the group were interviewed about their feelings on the situation after the controversy with Hwayoung‘s leave.

The show was aired at 2PM KST on the 20th and showed footage from the group’s visit to Malaysia for their showcase. This also marked the first interview from the group as a whole on the topic of Hwayoung’s departure.

Soyeon carefully opened up the topic and apologized to fans as she commented, “Honestly, we are very sorry to our fans for a lot of things. For the fans overseas as well as fans in Korea, we feel as if we’re always bringing about worries.”

“We are very thankful and touched and feel strengthened by the messages that tell us to cheer up and have strength. However, we feel as if we’ve only done things to make fans tell us to have strength all the time, so we are always sorry. When we go where our fans are, we’re supposed to be paying back for the love they’ve given us, but instead it feels like we leave having earned strength from them instead, so we are always sorry and thankful,” Soyeon and Hyomin shared.

Hyomin, clearly emotional, carefully stated, “It really hasn’t been long since it happened. Of course there were some misunderstanding and there were things that happened…We are..it’s not like that…We ended up just keeping on with promoting and standing on stage right away… I have a hard time thinking to myself, ‘It’ll get better if we keep going on like this’ because every time we stand on stage and get together everyday, we think of what happened and we can’t help but remember it all. So honestly, because of that, I think that we need to do even better and work even harder,” she said, unable to hide her tears.

Hearing Hyomin’s words, the members could not stop their own tears as they reflected on the past events.

Soyeon summed up their current feelings as she stated, “In the past, we stood on stage for our dreams, but now we are standing on stage for those who are trying to be our source of strength and protecting us til the end.”

The group then attempted to dry their tears and lighten up the mood with a discussion on various topics. The girls decided to keep the atmosphere relaxed and natural by talking amongst themselves rather than right at the camera, revealing their opinions as well as their individual quirks on various topics through the honest and open talk session.

Check out the full show below (interview starts in the second portion).

Performances from October 20th’s ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 01:15 AM PDT

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

Music Core is usually guided by none other than SNSD's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun, however in their stead, today’s show SECRET‘s Sunhwa and Hyosung took on the MC roles.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, EXID and Seo In Young held their comeback stages, BTOB returned with their follow-up track, and 84LY featured their debut performance.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show includes SECRET, F.T. Island, TVXQ, K.Will, Ga In, Lee Suk Hoon, Jewelry, Navi, 15&, BIG STAR, RaNia, OFFROAD, CHAOS, and MR.MR!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!

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Seo In Young makes her comeback with “Let’s Dance” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 12:50 AM PDT

Seo In Young is back with "Let's Dance"!

After wrapping up her "Anymore" promotions, Seo In Young has returned with her newest single, "Let's Dance". "Let's Dance" is described as a dance track that combines elements of electronic disco as well as post disco, further showing the soloist's transformation in terms of her music style.

Watch her performances of "Anymore" and "Let's Dance" on 'Music Core' below!

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BTOB follows up with “I Don’t Know Anything But Love” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 12:45 AM PDT

Rookie group BTOB has officially begun promotions for their follow-up track, "I Don't Know Anything But Love"!

Their title song "WOW" had gathered much attention due to the powerful performances and the New Jack Swing sound, and now they'll be showcasing their other charms through "I Don't Know Anything But Love".

The song is said to have been originally considered for their title track due to its strong sound and highly addictive melody. BTOB will be transforming into innocent men and singing emotional, witty lyrics that meld with the retro sound to create a different vibe from "WOW".

Watch BTOB's performance on 'Music Core' below!

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Shinhwa to choose the best episode of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ + time slot change

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 12:23 AM PDT

Shinhwa will be selecting the best episode of their hit variety show ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘.

In March, the 6 members of Shinhwa made a comeback to the music scene and also starred in their own reality TV show ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’. For this show, the members complete the theme assigned for each taping and showed off their unique variety show skills by putting in their very best efforts.

Due to the fall shuffle, JTBC’s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ will change its airing time from Saturday 11PM to Sunday 7:40PM. Before the time slot change, the members of Shinhwa will be choosing their favorite channel (theme) completed on the show to date.  That episode will broadcast on October 20th.

The Shinwa members chose the best three channels. The “Sports Channel”, which gave birth to Andy’s ‘Zomdy’ character, the ‘Documentary Channel – Human Theatre’, where the members showed off their sincere humanistic side, and the ‘Speech Channel’, where they chose ‘the god of speech’.

Some of the other channels out of the total of 16 include the ‘Travel Channel’, where they fooled Eric through a candid camera prank, ‘The Newest Trend Channel’, where the members competed to become the best gentlemen, and the ‘Fashion Channel’, where they participated in a fashion show with some of the nation’s top models.

Which channel will be chosen as the best? The final result will be revealed through October 20th’s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast – Best of Best’ episode.

Do you have a favorite episode/theme?

‘Invincible Youth 2′ shows their support for miss A

Posted: 19 Oct 2012 11:41 PM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy revealed a flower basket sent by the ‘Invincible Youth 2‘ team.

On October 20th, she uploaded the picture onto her personal Twitter and along with it wrote, “‘Invincible Youth’ is the best! +_+ It’s nice that I’m promoting alongside Yewon unni. G6 is the best, Boom oppa is the best, and mom is also the best.

The flower basket had a ribbon imprinted with the words, “Invincible Youth wishes miss A a successful comeback”.

Fans who saw the pictures commented, ”It’s nice seeing the close relationship between the cast of ‘Invincible Youth,’” and “Yewon, Suzy fighting!

On another note, the ‘Invincible Youth 2′ team has previously shown their support for the other cast members as they’ve sent flower baskets to Jewelry and SISTAR when their members Yewon and Bora started promotions for their groups.