Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Girls’ Generation enjoy a few drinks at a party" plus 19 more

"Girls’ Generation enjoy a few drinks at a party" plus 19 more


Girls’ Generation enjoy a few drinks at a party

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 09:00 AM PDT

A photo of Girls’ Generation enjoying a few drinks with each other has been uploaded online.

The photo titled ‘Girls’ Generation drinking‘ was uploaded on an online community portal and showed all the girls minus Seohyun enjoying a few cocktails along with champagne and wine glasses in front of them. All the girls are smiling brightly at the camera and enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, “Where did Seohyun go?“, “I wonder what their alcohol tolerance is..“, “What’s the occasion?” and “I want to join them“.

INFINITE reveals teaser image for Sunggyu’s solo debut?

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 08:26 AM PDT

Yesterday, INFINITE‘s official website posted a vague message with the words “Solo Invasion“. Now, the INFINITE website has been updated with another hard to decipher image.

Although the image above is a bit hard to decipher, it seems it says: “Kim Sunggyu Another Me“. Take that for whatever you will, but it seems the message is implying that member Sunggyu will be having a solo debut of some sorts. This coming off the heels of the news that Dongwoo and Hoya will be promoting as a INFINITE-H.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more news on Sunggyu’s potential solo debut.

Source: INFINITE’s Official Website

FIESTAR reveals comeback date & Teaser image

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 08:13 AM PDT

Earlier today, there was speculation that FIESTAR would be making a comeback next week and now it seems we have confirmation.

Just moments ago, FIESTAR’s official Twitter account posted the teaser image above for their comeback and also revealed that their second single will be titled “We Don’t Stop“.

Matching up with Cheska‘s post, the single is scheduled for release on November 9th.

Stay tuned for more updates on FIESTAR’s comeback!

Tip: Wade

Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J changes lyrics to g.o.d’s “Road” for Sangchu

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Mighty Mouth‘s Shorry J presented a song to fellow member Sangchu on the October 31st episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star.’

Shorry J shared that he prepared a special performance of g.o.d‘s “Road” for Sangchu, who enlisted in the army last month.

He said, “I have a friend who is very depressed. When I call him, this song plays as his ringtone. At the time, I thought of Sangchu and the road he would have to walk. That’s why I chose this song.”

The rapper then got on stage and sang, ”I don’t know if the road I’m on leads to Ueijongboo or Nohn-San or Choon-chun, but I know it leads to basic training. Why am I in this line, are these barracks my barracks, at the end of this road will I be discharged? What will bring me happiness, a biscuit, some tasty snacks, or choco pie. I want to know, but today, I am still cleaning my sergeant’s boots. In the summer, I will pull weeds, in the winter, I will plow the snow, even today I have a shovel in my hand,” changing the lyrics to fit Sangchu’s situation.

FIESTAR to make comeback next week?

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 07:09 AM PDT

It looks like FIESTAR, who debuted this past summer with “Vista“, will make their comeback next week!

According to a post made by member Cheska on the group’s official fan cafe, FIESTAR is coming back in just over a week on November 9. Cheska announced, “We’re coming back on November 9!!! Ah… But why am I still so nervous? Keke. It feels like I’m debuting again. Kekeke. However! I want to show you an amazing performance! FIESTAR will work hard!!!

She also revealed that FIESTAR would appear on November 4th’s ‘Dream Team‘ as well as ‘Weekly Idol‘ on the 7th.

Stay tuned for more updates on FIESTAR’s comeback!

Tip: Wade

miss A releases Chinese version of “I Don’t Need a Man” MV

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 06:54 AM PDT

miss A have released the Chinese version of their music video for “I Don’t Need a Man“!

“I Don’t Need a Man” is the title track of their latest mini-album ‘Independent Women Pt 3', which is meant as an homage to Destiny's Child's hit “Independent Women“.

The song, composed and written by J.Y. Park, tells the story about young women who work hard and live confidently without depending on men.

Check out the original MV here, and the new version below!

2AM’s Seulong undergoes surgery for foot fractures

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 06:35 AM PDT

2AM‘s Seulong has undergone surgery for fractures in his foot.

Big Hit Entertainment stated that on October 31, Seulong fractured the top of his left foot and a toe while doing weightlifting exercises. The agency announced, “After receiving an examination at the hospital, he underwent surgery today. As it looks like recovery will take 2-3 weeks, we’ll decide on Seulong’s promotional activities after his surgery.”

2AM is currently preparing for a concert in Tokyo on November 2. Seulong commented, “I’ll go on stage even if I have to be in a wheelchair.” However, the hospital and agency have stated he’ll be resting until recovery.

Solbi reveals how she proved it wasn’t her in alleged sex tape

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Solbi revealed the measures she took to prove that the female in the alleged sex tape that surfaced last year was not her.

On the October 31st broadcast of MBC‘s ’Radio Star‘, she shared, “After watching the video, I wondered if I needed to deny that it was me. I thought that if I revealed myself then those who made the video would be in a tough spot, but after two years passed, it spread like wildfire on SNS sites. I knew it was serious then, so I sued them,” revealing what she went through.

She continued, “The first person to spread this lives abroad so we cannot catch them. The police asked me if I could take photos to confirm whether or not the video was authentic. They said it was because punishment for the crime is different based on if I really am the person in the video or if it was all made up. They said that I could be lying, so they had to make sure. I said I would do so if the penalty is different.

I went to the forensics department and took pictures of my body, such as my belly button. After it was finished, I got in my car, and tears started falling. I was sad and embarrassed, but I also think I grew more mature from the experience.

Lee Yoon Ji reveals she and family went through difficult times during infancy

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 05:54 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yoon Ji revealed that she and her family went through difficult times when she was a newborn on the October 30th episode of SBS’Strong Heart‘.

She shared, “Because I was born premature, I had trouble breathing, so I spent a lot of time in an incubator. I still have a scar on my ankle from the time I spent in emergency care when I was a newborn.”

Lee Yoon Ji later added that her mother has kept the actress’ newborn baby clothes and hospital receipts showing how expensive the care was. The actress stated, “My mom tells me that she will consider inflation when collecting the money from me,” drawing laughter from the studio.

In a video message for her parents, she said, “I will make sure to pay back my mother the 100 million won ($91,390 USD).” Lee Yoon Ji then shared, “How can I ever repay my mother for raising me. It has no price,” moving all those gathered.

Girls’ Generation to release second Japanese album

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 05:29 AM PDT

via Tokyohive:

Girls’ Generation will be releasing their second Japanese album, “GIRLS’ GENERATION II ~Girls & Peace~“, on November 28.

“GIRLS’ GENERATION II ~Girls & Peace~” will be available for purchase in three different versions: Deluxe Limited Edition, Limited Edition, and Regular Edition. It includes the ladies’ hit singles “PAPARAZZI” and “Oh!” as well as their latest single, “FLOWER POWER“.

Take a look at the jacket covers and track list below!

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<Deluxe Edition>

CD:
01. FLOWER POWER
02. Animal
03. I’m a Diamond
04. Reflection
05. Stay Girls
06. T. O. P
07. BOOMERANG
08. Oh!
09. ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
10. PAPARAZZI
11. Girls & Peace
12. Not Alone

DVD:
PAPARAZZI
Oh!
ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
FLOWER POWER
PAPARAZZI gold ver
Oh! dance ver
FLOWER POWER dance ver

Goods:
Original Travel Note
9 Posters
32-page Photo Booklet
Bonus DVD with 7 Music Clips

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<Limited Edition>

CD:
01. FLOWER POWER
02. Animal
03. I’m a Diamond
04. Reflection
05. Stay Girls
06. T. O. P
07. BOOMERANG
08. Oh!
09. ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
10. PAPARAZZI
11. Girls & Peace
12. Not Alone

DVD:
PAPARAZZI
Oh!
ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
FLOWER POWER

Goods:
28-page Photo Booklet

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<Regular Edition>

CD:
01. FLOWER POWER
02. Animal
03. I’m a Diamond
04. Reflection
05. Stay Girls
06. T. O. P
07. BOOMERANG
08. Oh!
09. ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU
10. PAPARAZZI
11. Girls & Peace
12. Not Alone

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Singer turned actress Yoo So Young shocks with ‘lingerie look’

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 05:14 AM PDT

Singer turned actress Yoo So Young heated up the red carpet with her shocking “lingerie look”.

On the 30th, Yoo So Young attended the ‘49th DaeJong Film Festival‘. The actress stepped onto the red carpet in a lingerie-like, black mini-dress with off-the-shoulder straps, capturing the attention of all in attendance.

It’s not the first time the actress’ style has raised eyebrows, however. This past April, she also garnered attention at the ‘13th JeonJu International Film Festival‘ with her red mini-dress.

What do you think about this risqué look? Is it too much or not a big deal?

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Actor Kim Soo Ro snaps photo with IU on ‘God of Victory’ set

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 04:52 AM PDT

Kim Soo Ro snapped a photo with IU.

He posted to Twitter, “Together with IU~~~~ Yesterday! haha,” and attached a photo of himself with the young singer. Actor Kwon Oh Joong can also be seen in the back, craning his neck to get into the picture. The three ‘red team’ members were on the set of ‘God of Victory‘.

Netizens commented, “I like you better than IU!“, “I’m so jealous of Kim Soo Ro“, and “My eyes keep going to Kwon Oh Joong in the back“.

‘Win Win’ episode featuring Kim Jang Hoon top program in time slot

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 04:33 AM PDT

The October 30th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘ beat out SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘ in viewer ratings, becoming the top program in its time slot.

According to AGB Nielson Media Research, ‘Win Win’ gained a strong 7.3% in viewer ratings, which is a 1.2% increase from its viewer rating of 6.1% last week.

On this episode, singer Kim Jang Hoon featured as a guest and opened up about his controversy with Psy, grabbing the attention of viewers. Kim Jang Hoon shared, “This was something that happened while I was going through a tough time. Back then, I hated myself for releasing my anger onto someone else… Because we are endorsement models for different soju brands, I bought both brands and we drank together to reconcile. Afterwards, I told Psy, ‘Hyung will say one thing, take the whole world’. He was on the verge of tears.”

Meanwhile, ‘Strong Heart’ and and MBC‘s ‘100 Minute Discussion‘ garnered 7.1% and 2.4% in viewer ratings, respectively.

Who Wore it Better: G-Dragon vs. HyunA

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 04:19 AM PDT

G-Dragon and HyunA have both appeared in allkpop‘s ‘Who Wore It Better’ series before, but this is their first face-off… who will win?

In his preview for “Missing You“, G-Dragon wore this sequined jacket by ASHISH, which is currently not available online. He accessorized with thousands of dollars worth of Chrome Hearts jewelry.

HyunA wore the same jacket for her “Ice Cream” music video and her ‘Music Bank‘ comeback.

While the jackets are the same, the styles are very different- who wore it better? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us why in the comments!


[Thanks to Jacky for the tip!]

K.Will wins #1 + performances from November 1st’s episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:49 AM PDT

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, B.A.P, John Park, NS Yoon-G & Jay Park, HyunA, Epik High, and Kim Jong Kook held their comeback stages, while Son Seung Yeon made her debut.

Competing for the #1 spot were K.Will and HyunA, but in the end, it was K.Will who clinched the win tonight with "Please Don’t…”!

Congratulations to K.Will on his 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included K.Will, Jewelry, Lee Suk Hoon, miss A, Block B, Ailee, Big Star, AOA, and MR.MR!

Check out the performances below:

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HyunA makes a hot comeback with “Ice Cream” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:44 AM PDT

HyunA has returned with her latest mini-album, 'Melting'!

'Melting' holds five tracks, including title track "Ice Cream". The catchy song's music video raked in over 10 millions views just three days after its release, and the song continues to rank high on charts.

Check out her amazing comeback performances of “Straight Up” and “Ice Cream” below!

Epik High returns to ‘M! Countdown’ with “UP” and “Don’t Hate Me”!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:38 AM PDT

Epik High has released their 7th album, '99'.

According to YG Entertainment, the Epik High members named the album '99′ for a number of reasons: their love of the number "9″, the 9 songs in the album (plus one short track), and the aim to "[embrace] the meaning of music" for 99% of people, not the top 1%. The album includes two title tracks: "UP" featuring Park Bom of 2NE1 and "Don't Hate Me", a song promoting the group's "anti-hate" campaign.

Check them out on ‘M! Countdown‘ below!

John Park makes a comeback with “Childlike” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:10 AM PDT

John Park has now begun official live promotions for “Childlike” on ‘M! Countdown‘.

"Childlike" is a collaboration with the upcoming film 'Wolf Boy'. The track was both composed and written by the singer himself, while his good friend Lee Juk is reported to have played the piano accompaniment for the song.

Check out John Park’s performance below!

Kim Jong Kook returns with “Men Are All Like That” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:07 AM PDT

Kim Jong Kook has finally made a comeback with his new album and title track “Men Are All Like That“!

This new album from the singer is the first he has released in three years and features close friends such as actor Song Joong Ki in the music video as well as Gary and HaHa in one of the tracks, which was pre-released ahead of the album.

Watch Kim Jong Kook’s performance of “I Wish I Could” and “Men Are All Like That” below!

B.A.P make their comeback with “Stop It” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 01 Nov 2012 03:02 AM PDT

B.A.P has dropped 'Stop It'!

The single album includes "Yes Sir", "Stop It", and "Happy Birthday". The members held their first fan club inauguration ceremony, '1st Baby Day', on the 27th of October. The ceremony included not only performances of the group's hit songs, but various fun events to interact with fans.

Check out their ‘M! Countdown‘ comeback stage below!