Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Woollim Entertainment to release new artist next month?" plus 19 more

"Woollim Entertainment to release new artist next month?" plus 19 more

Woollim Entertainment to release new artist next month?

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 08:31 AM PDT

Just moments ago, Woollim Entertainment‘s official YouTube channel uploaded an ambiguous teaser for fans.

The teaser shows the various artists of Woollim including Nell, Baby Soul, INFINITE, Tasty, and then it ends with the words “What is the Next Big Thing?” along with the date of November 2012.

Some fans are interpreting this to be a sign of a new artist from Woollim debuting next month while others think it could be a family concert of some sorts.

What is your interpretation of the teaser?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Jessica’s advertisement for ‘banila co.’ revealed

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Recently, Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica was chosen as an endorsement model for the cosmetic brand, ‘banila co.’

After revealing a couple of head shots from her photo shoot just last month, another photo from Jessica’s advertisement for the brand was revealed.

In the picture, Jessica could be seen with a natural look, without the smokey eye makeup she wore for the previously revealed photos.

Not only this, but netizens were pleasantly surprised to find that the girl group member had shed her chic image to showcase a more natural, feminine image for the advertisement.

Meanwhile, the other Girls’ Generation members are currently working on their individual activities and activities overseas.

MBLAQ’s Thunder and Mir spotted at ‘Seoul Fashion Week’

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 07:31 AM PDT

MBLAQ‘s Thunder and Mir were recently spotted attending fashion shows during ‘2012 S/S Seoul Fashion Week‘ at the Yongsandong War Memorial.

Thunder and Mir were seen attending designer Song Hye Myung‘s fashion show with Thunder even modeling on the runway.

The ’2012 S/S Seoul Fashion Week’ started on October 22 and will conclude on the 28th.

Check out more photos from the fashion show below!

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Jewelry members reveal adorable photos from their childhood

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 07:13 AM PDT

Jewelry recently revealed adorable photos from their childhood.

Jewelry shared on their official me2day, “We have revealed photos from Jewelry’s childhood! Ballerina Jooyeon, Semi‘s first kiss, and even Eunjung putting on lipstick! Aren’t the young Jewelry members so cute? But where is Yewon‘s childhood photo???? We will reveal it soon,” along with the photos above.

Netizens commented, “They were so pretty even as children”, “I can’t wait to see Yewon when she was a child”, and “They look like they’re overflowing with talents even at that age”.

In other news, Jewelry recently made a comeback with their new single, “Look At Me“.

Lee Hyori saves ‘Kongshim’ from being euthanized

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 06:57 AM PDT

Singer Lee Hyori, who’s known for being a passionate animal rights activist, has helped prevent ‘Kongshim’ from being euthanized.

On October 22nd, the singer introduced the dog, whom she named ‘Kongshim’, via Twitter, writing, “I felt sad because [Kongshim] looks very similar to Soonshim. I couldn’t just let her be euthanized, so I brought her home. But… Hm… Now that I see the two together… Hm…

She then left another tweet, hoping to find a good home for Kongshim: “I’m waiting for somebody to adopt our Kongshim… This is my first time seeing such a gentle, nice dog. She doesn’t bark and goes bathroom on the pad. She doesn’t make a mess when eating and also has a lot of aegyo. She’s a 3-year-old female dog.

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Hwang Jung Eum makes a transformation for ‘Pig-like Woman’

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 06:36 AM PDT

Actress Hwang Jung Eum will be making her comeback to the silver screen in the movie ‘Pig-like Woman‘.

Sidus HQ released information regarding the actress’ new project on the 22nd. ’Pig-like Woman’ takes place in a nearly abandoned fishing village that once was renowned for cutlass fish. The plot revolves around three women who are fighting over the last eligible bachelor, Joon Seob (Lee Jong Hyuk), left in town.

Hwang Jung Eum has been cast as the lead female, Jae Hwa. Jae Hwa is a fishing village native who raises pigs in order to support her parents, who barely make a living, and her younger sister Jae Hyun. She, along with her two friends Mi Ja (Choi Yeo Jin) and Yoo Ja (Park Jin Joo), will battle each other for Joon Seob.

The actress will be making her comeback to the silver screen after two years. Fearlessly throwing away her cute, lovely image, Hwang Jung Eum has successfully become a tough, rural girl.

‘Pig-like Woman’ is currently being filmed and is expected to open in theaters next year.

A-PRINCE announces new member Woobin + to debut in November

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 06:15 AM PDT

New Planet Entertainment‘s upcoming idol group A-PRINCE has announced that they’ll be debuting next month!

According to the group’s official Facebook, A-PRINCE will be debuting in November. The post included the above photo of member Seungjun. They’ve also announced the entrance of new member Woobin, who is now the group’s maknae.

Check out the MV for their pre-release song “You’re the Only Onehere.

Tip: Angela

Kim Soo Hyun spotted sporting a bowl cut on the set of ‘Secret to Greatness’

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 05:58 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun was recently spotted sporting a bowl cut during filming for his upcoming movie, ‘Secret to Greatness‘.

The photo, which is becoming a hot topic online, shows the actor happily walking down the street with his bowl cut and green training clothes. It was revealed that Kim Soo Hyun will be playing the role of an elite spy who pretends to be a simple, happy-go-lucky clutz from the countryside to accomplish his secret mission.

Netizens commented, “He looks like a handsome actor even with a bowl cut”, “He is so cute”, and “I can’t wait for the release of the movie”.

‘Secret to Greatness’ is based on a web comic about a North Korean spy who lives in the ghettos of Seoul. Kim Soo Hyun will be playing the role of ‘Won Ryu Hwan’, the leader of three flower boy spies.

Tip: S.Lee

Singer Jang Gi Ha reveals past photos on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 05:37 AM PDT

Lead vocalist Jang Gi Ha of Jang Gi Ha and the Faces revealed some of his past photos and discussed his chubby past on the latest episode of SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp‘.

During the interview, Jang Gi Ha confessed, “I was overweight before I enlisted in the military,” revealing he weighed about 92 kg (~203 lbs) while serving in the military.

The singer then shared a few photos, to which MC Lee Kyung Gyu commented that he resembled entertainer Kim Yong Man. Jang Gi Ha replied, “My nickname when I was in middle school was in fact Kim Yong man,” causing everyone to laugh.

Upon revealing a photo from his childhood days, Jang Gi Ha opened up about a painful past experience, saying, “When I was young, I used to cry whenever I was teased for being fat. I was very sad when people would say that I looked like a pig.”

f(x)’s Krystal and model Lee Young Jin’s resemblance attracts attention

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 05:17 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Krystal and model Lee Young Jin are currently receiving attention for their resemblance to one another.

A photo comparing the two stars was posted online with the title: “Krystal in ten years. Synchronization 100%.” The photo confirms Krystal and Lee Young Jin’s uncanny resemblance with their almost identical eyes, nose, smile, and cheekbones.

Netizens commented, “Krystal looks more like Lee Young Jin than [Girls' Generation's] Jessica”, and “They look like sisters”.

Leessang’s Gary worries other ‘Running Man’ members?

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 04:56 AM PDT

Leessang‘s Gary worried his fellow ‘Running Man‘ members by being tardy to the set.

On the 21st, the ‘Running Man’ members were preparing to shoot their opening scene, but realized Gary was not around. The members fell into a joked panic, with Kim Jong Kook demanding to know where Gary was and the other members looking around frantically for Gary, stating they worried when they couldn’t see him.

Gary ran belatedly on set, saying, “I was preparing all this time nearby. Something like that isn’t going to happen again,” mentioning his ‘Super 7‘ incident where he had declared he would be taking a break from the variety world. Yoo Jae Suk replied, “Don’t disappear from my eyes.

Style Breakdown: Gavy NJ’s “Lady Killer”

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 04:36 AM PDT

Gavy NJ is back with their brand-new music video for “Lady Killer“! In the video, the girls see a good-looking guy walk by, and they each imagine what it’d be like to be his girlfriend.

The little black dress is a classic staple for any woman’s wardrobe. Sihyun and Gunji wore dresses with pearl collars in lieu of necklaces, while Jenny wore a thick, braided necklace with her strapless dress. The girls went for simple, clean makeup and classic hairstyles.

For some of her solo shots, Gunji wore beige, sleeveless dress styled after a trench coat. Gunji goes through the most hair changes in this video – here, we see her with a loose braid to one side. I love the tiny, silver key on her necklace.

For her solo shots, Jenny wore fitted, white pants with a black, printed pattern, and a sleeveless, pink blouse with a flowered collar, accessorizing with big, bedazzled, star-shaped earrings. She shows how versatile her simple, high bun is by wearing it with both casual and formal outfits.

For her solo shots, Sihyun wore lots of candy-colored jewelry against the backdrop of a simple, green sweater. To contrast, she painted her nails a glossy black.

We can’t forget our male protagonist! In the diner, he wore a black t-shirt and white pants with a light blue, collarless blazer. In the scene he proposes, he dressed a little fancier with a grey vest and dress pants and a red bowtie over a white button-down.

On Sihyun’s dream date, she celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend while wearing black-and-white striped skinny pants, and a sheer, black-and-white patched jacket over a black tank top. She wore a couple of big, colorful rings, and a giant, red-and-white striped bow in her hair.

In the diner, the girls were all dressed casually. Gunji wore a black-and-white patterned peasant blouse. Jenny wore a red-and-white striped shirt with a lace bib inset. Sihyun wore a denim shirt with black sleeves featuring shoulder cutouts.

In Gunji’s solo shots, she wore a loose-fitting t-shirt with slices cut into it and a black, tulle skirt. She changed her hair again, this time into pigtails, and added a red bow. Her boyfriend wore a black button-down and black pants, and made the unusual choice to pair this with a brown belt.

The girls looked fresh and cute, wearing clothes that almost anyone could wear in real life. My favorite look is Gunji’s beige dress, which is cute and different without being way out there, while my favorite hair is Jenny’s bun. What’s your favorite look? Let us know in the comments!

TEEN TOP successfully holds 1st fan meeting in Thailand in front of 3000 fans

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 04:15 AM PDT

TEEN TOP successfully concluded their first fan meeting in Thailand on the 21st.

The event was held in Bangkok’s ‘Central World Live’, and over 3000 fans attended, indicating the group’s rising popularity. TEEN TOP also surprised fans with a mini-concert by performing some of their hit songs as well as Thailand’s national ‘Loi Krathong‘ dance. The members also impressed their international fans with their respectful manners.

The fan meeting attracted over 100 press organizations to attend and cover the event. Members of the press shared, “In the midst of the K-pop craze, many Korean stars have held fan meetings and concerts in Thailand, but there hasn’t been an event like TEEN TOP’s stage. Their live performance was perfect, and they [showed that they understand their Thai fans].”

In related news, TEEN TOP is currently preparing for their upcoming album.

Tip: Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Ga In shares the secrets to Brown Eyed Girls’ success

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 03:56 AM PDT

Ga In of the Brown Eyed Girls, who recently made her solo comeback with “Bloom“, shared how the group was able to produce so many hits.

During a recent filming of SBS’Strong Heart‘, Ga In stated, “My parents are into Feng shui, and they were [not happy] with the location of our group’s first dorm. And true to their thoughts, we did not get good results for the year we lived there.

She continued, “After they asked the head of the agency to move our dorm, we came back with ‘Abracadabra‘, which was a huge hit. Another girl group that lived in our first neighborhood became world famous after they moved,” which surprised the studio.

This episode will air on October 23 at 11:15pm KST.

F.T. Island show their support for labelmates AOA

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 03:35 AM PDT

F.T. Island showed their support for rookie labelmates AOA.

FNC Entertainment released a friendly snapshot of the two groups together on the 23rd. The photo shows F.T. Island and AOA meeting up backstage at a music program.

F.T. Island complimented their fellow labelmates, sharing, “AOA are hoobaes who really work hard. We are also doing our best to support them, and we hope their new single ‘Get Out‘ receives a lot of love. AOA fighting.”

In other news, F.T. Island recently concluded their promotions for their 4th album, ‘Five Treasure Box‘.

A Pink’s Eunji goes blonde for upcoming ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 03:15 AM PDT

A Pink‘s Eunji, who will be starring as ‘Elle Woods‘ in the upcoming musical based on the hit movie ‘Legally Blonde‘, surprised fans with her blonde locks.

Photos of Eunji, recently surfaced on an online community site, show the singer-turned-actress transformed into her character, ‘Elle Woods’. Eunji can be seen holding a cute Chihuahua that fans assume will most likely play the role of Elle Woods’ pet dog ‘Bruiser‘.

‘Legally Blonde’ the musical is set to premiere November 16th at the Hyundai Art Hall in Samsungdong.

How does Eunji look as a blonde?

‘Superstar K4′ contestants Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young spotted filming CF

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 02:54 AM PDT

Photos of ‘Superstar K4‘ contestants Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young on the set of a commercial have caught the eyes of fans.

Although other contestants from the audition program also participated in the commercial as well, most netizens seemed focused on the appearances of none other than this season’s heartthrobs, Roy Kim and Jung Jun Young.

As revealed in the photos taken on set, Roy Kim can be seen wearing a plain t-shirt and holding his guitar, while Jung Jun Young shows off his own unique fashion sense sporting a leopard print tie.

Meanwhile, both contestants passed the most recent round of competitions on the 19th. They’ll be performing on the October 26th broadcast of Mnet‘s show in hopes of getting one step closer to their dreams.

Tip: S.Lee

K.Will appears on ‘Gag Concert’ for 1 second

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 02:33 AM PDT

On the 22nd, K.Will tweeted, “I got hit a lot trying to block the ‘blunt talker’.. But I was only appeared for 1 second. T.T ‘Gag Concert’, please don’t..

The singer was referring to his appearance on ‘Gag Concert‘, where he featured as one of the many people trying to hold back comedian Hwang Hyun Hee. However, he only appeared on-screen for a very short time, and until he tweeted, many were not even aware he was on the show.

K.Will held up a sign that read “Please Don’t“, promoting his new song. Fans commented, “He really came out for one second“, “Now that I’ve looked again, I found him“, and “He still managed to promote his new song“.

[Review][Single] Jewelry “Look at Me”

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 02:12 AM PDT

Many K-Pop groups have experienced dramatic member shake-ups over the years, but none of them do member changes quite like Jewelry. Founded over ten years ago, the group has the distinction of the longest-lasting girl group in K-Pop, which seems impressive. However, that distinction is in name only, as the entire original lineup and half of the second generation have left. Two current members, Eunjung and Jooyeon (also known as Baby J), were added in 2008 and participated in that year’s big hit, the quirky “One More Time“. In 2011, we met the lineup that we know today with “Back it Up“. This song found some success, but was not nearly as big as “One More Time“. Their second 2011 single, “Pass“, was even less successful, and many considered it the beginning of the end for the group.

On October 11, Jewelry came back with “Look at Me“, but is anyone looking? Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that way.

The song isn’t bad, necessarily, but it feels kind of sloppy, and the MV is a mess of incongruous images, poorly thought-out costuming, and overdone dancing. The first few scenes in which Eunjung waves lipstick in front of her face seem like a setup for a comedy, but make no sense in context with the generic, hot-girls-dance-in-random-rooms concept of the rest of the video.

As Jewelry slowly loses their audience, their demands that we look at them start to feel like begging, and that’s unfortunate. The singers’ voices are too similar to give the song texture and contrast, and there aren’t any big, shining vocal moments to latch on to. Jooyeon, whose rap skills should be able to bring some color to the song, is relegated to a standard, uninteresting rap break that could have been so much more. There’s not a lot for me to highlight or talk about because the song is, ultimately, pretty generic. As if this weren’t bad enough, former Jewelry member Seo In Young just started her comeback stages with the much more interesting and creative “Let’s Dance“, leaving the current generation of Jewelry to pale in comparison.

“Look at Me” was written by Shinsadong Tiger, Rado, and LE of EXID, and I think it’s telling that EXID didn’t record this song themselves. “Look at Me” isn’t terrible, but it is boring, and that’s a much bigger sin in the world of pop music.

What are your thoughts on Jewelry′s single “Look At Me”? Leave an honest rating and your thoughts in the comments below.

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Psy’s “Gangnam Style” now #3 on YouTube’s Most Viewed Videos

Posted: 23 Oct 2012 01:52 AM PDT

Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” has reached #3 on the ‘Most Watched Videos’ of all time on YouTube!

Just three days ago, Psy had gained more than 500 million views on YouTube. Since then, the video has gained more than 28 million views, pushing him past Eminem‘s “Love the Way You Lie” easily. The singer seems to be on an endless streak of popularity. If he manages to continue, he may even overtake Jennifer Lopez for the #2 spot.

Congratulations to Psy!