- IU reveals that she nearly dated someone recently on ‘Go Show’
- Girls’ Generation’s teaser photos for ‘Girls & Peace’ receiving attention for similarity to past airline photos
- Ga In reveals she researched porn for her sexy concept
- Leeteuk and Sangchu snap a photo with fellow soldiers
- Jun Hyun Moo asks miss A’s Suzy to parody ‘Introduction to Architecture’ on ‘SNL Korea’
- Brick releases “Blue You” MV
- A Pink’s Eunji still wears ‘Reply 1997′ P.E. uniform?
- Jang Hye Jin and Kim Jae Hee release digital single, “Return to Memories”
- Rookie girl group P.O.P! CON releases ‘Nol Ja Go’ MV
- HyunA’s “Ice Cream” MV reaches 20 million views on YouTube in 10 days
- Phantom wraps up first concert abroad in Indonesia
- 2NE1′s Park Bom spotted with short hair first time since debut
- Taru releases “Spark Spark” MV for ‘Rascal Sons’ OST
- SISTAR’s Soyu and Geeks’ “Officially Missing You” climbs music charts
- Girl’s Generation’s Yuri and Sooyoung attend ‘Burberry Pacific’ flagship store opening in Hong Kong
- Psy wins 11th ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from November 2nd!
- Kim Jong Kook returns with “Men Are All Like That” on ‘Music Bank’!
- NS Yoon-G and Jay Park perform “If You Love Me” on ‘Music Bank’!
- Rookie girl group E2RE debuts with “Deep Night Sad Song” on ‘Music Bank’!
- JYJ’s Yoochun asks fans to stop criticizing Jang Mi In Ae
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 09:27 AM PDT
IU shared a story about her recent love life.
She continued, “There was no one in the beginning around the time of my debut, but there was someone recently. Usually, when I get asked this question, I just say I never dated anyone since my debut. But recently, I almost did date someone, but it didn’t work out. He sort of tried to test my emotions, so I just told him I was going to stop talking to him. I noticed that he’d read my messages, but he wouldn’t respond until much later, so I realized he was trying to play a little.” After revealing she rejected him, she continued, “He told me that he couldn’t understand, and I replied, ‘We don’t have enough feelings for each other to date right now, but it’s weird to go back to a place when we didn’t know each other, so I’m going to just stop talking to you.’”
She also complained, “If he expressed more and I was sure that he liked me, I could have told him that I liked him too, but he just kept making me confused. We’d be messaging each other, and then he would say nothing while we were talking about something important. We were talking about our feelings for each other, and he just stopped talking. And then he would say he just went to take a shower.”
IU then said, “I go crazy when I can’t contact people. I feel like they’re fooling around with me. If they check the message but don’t respond, I think to myself, ‘I’m the only one that’s obsessed. I have to stop’. Because I’m like that, I don’t want to date anyone until I’m 100% certain. I don’t know why people act like that.”
When asked if she’d ever publicly date, she said, “I’m going to hide it for as long as possible. Fans told me to make sure I don’t get caught, that I could do whatever I want but they asked me not to hurt them. Fans always tell me to hide it.“
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 09:06 AM PDT
Girls’ Generation teaser photos have been receiving attention for their similarity to past photos.
The girls have released teaser photos for their second Japanese album ‘Girls & Peace‘. The theme of the photos was flight attendants, and the girls dressed up in various retro flight attendant clothing to show off their charm. However, fans noticed that the teaser photos looked too similar to photos of PSA Airline stewardesses’ in 1962 and Southwest Airline stewardesses in 1971.
In one photo, the girls are dressed in a pink and red outfit complete with red caps and red heels, and are posing on top of an airplane wing. In 1962, PSA Airline stewardesses posed in an outfit that was almost exactly the same, complete with red caps and heels, and had also posed on top of an airplane wing.
In another photo, the girls are dressed in yellow and orange with white boots, and are posing on a staircase that leads up to the airplane. Southwest Airlines had their stewardesses dressed in yellow and orange with white boots, posing on a staircase leading up to the airplane in the same exact pose.
When netizens saw the photos, their opinions were divided. Some argued that stewardesses all wore similar clothes, and that many airlines posed in similar ways. They argued, “Then ‘Genie’ should be accused of plagiarizing marine outfits“, “It’s not plagiarizing, that’s just how the airline retro concept is like“.
However, others did not agree. They pointed out that the uniforms could have been different by simply changing to different colors. They also pointed out that the poses could have been mixed up but were not, and even had the exact same backgrounds. They commented, “It’s not even referencing, it’s just a copy“, “The uniforms are exactly the same“, and “Girls’ Generation is pretty, but I think these pictures are a bit too much“.
What do you think about the photos?
Source: Sports Seoul via Nate
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 08:31 AM PDT
Ga In confessed that she researched porn for her sexy concept in “Bloom“.
On the October 2nd episode of SBS ‘Go Show‘, Ga In was a special guest and the MC’s stated to her that she is getting sexier. When asked about the sexy concept for “Bloom”, she replied, “Because I’m the maknae in the group, I studied porn from all over the world for my sexy concept.” She continued, “Out of everything that I watched, I think porn from third world countries suits my own tastes the most“, surprising everyone in the studio.
After viewers saw this, they commented, “What exactly is Third World porn..?“, “Kekeke how do you research porn…“, and “Ga In is strangely 4th dimensional sometimes haha“.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 08:03 AM PDT
On October 2nd, a photo of the two celebrities with their fellow army recruits was posted onto the 306th Army Reserve Internet Cafe. The two of them are smiling brightly at the camera, dressed in their army uniform. Leeteuk and the few other recruits have their arms stretched out to the camera, imitating Super Junior‘s greeting pose.
Both Leeteuk and Sangchu will be serving 21 months of service after basic training.
Source: 306th Army Reserve Internet Cafe
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 07:31 AM PDT
Jun Hyun Moo stated, “I was deeply touched by the movie ‘Introduction to Architecture’. Suzy’s acting especially left an impression on me. It’d be great if I could stand on the same stage as every man’s dream girl, Suzy. I think it would be funny to [parody the movie on 'SNL Korea'].”
However, the producers have commented that though they would love for Suzy to appear on the show, there are no solid plans yet. They also revealed that there will be a surprise guest on the upcoming episode, which airs on the 3rd at 11PM KST.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 07:11 AM PDT
Composed of singer-songwriter and producer Kang Hyun Min, vocalist Huh Gyu from ‘Voice Korea‘, and drummer Lee Yoon Man, the trio held their first showcase as a band early last month. Brick’s ‘The 1st Album‘ includes: “Fix the Day“, “Runner’s High“, “Move“, and their title track “Blue You”.
The members stated, “We’re all veterans who’ve been in the industry for 10, 15 years. We have the mature experience required to get in rhythm with the public in a natural, familiar way.”
Check out the “Blue You” MV below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:51 AM PDT
Eunji posted to A Pink’s official me2day on the 1st: “School gym uniform from recent filming. As expected, P.E. uniforms are the best.”
The A Pink member played high school student Sung Shi Won in ‘Reply 1997′, and it appears she held onto the character’s comfortable gym clothes.
Fans commented, “I can’t believe a girl group member can look this good in a P.E. uniform”, “I saw Sung Shi Won for a moment”, and “You’re lovely no matter what you wear”.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:43 AM PDT
Kim Jae Hee is best known as the vocalist behind the song “The More I Love You” from rock band Boohwal‘s third album. He’s returned after 20 years, alongside singer Jang Hye Jin, with a new ballad song in time for fall.
“Return to Memories” is about a distraught lover who is unable to forget his first love after she passes away. Take a listen below.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:30 AM PDT
“Nol Ja Go” (“Let’s Play”) is the title track of the five-member rookie girl group’s first digital single of the same name. The song, written and composed by Louis and Master J, features a side-chain synth effect along with a strong beat, presenting a sound that's different from the usual sexy or cute concepts that girl groups usually opt for.
Check out P.O.P! CON’s adorable “Nol Ja Go” MV featuring clips of the members performing live and meeting with fans below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:10 AM PDT
According to Cube Entertainment, the 4minute member broke the record for most views in the fastest amount of time by a K-pop artist. The MV is currently sitting at #2 on the ‘YouTube 100′ music chart for the week of October 30.
What’s more impressive is the fact that HyunA is involved in the current top 3 music videos on the ‘YouTube 100′ chart: Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” at #1, “Ice Cream” at #2, and HyunA’s remix of Psy’s hit “Oppa is Just My Style” at #3.
In related news, the “Ice Cream” MV was described as a “must watch” by Billboard. It was mentioned in the Huffington Post‘s “Top 9 YouTube Videos of the Week” list as well.
Congratulations to HyunA! Watch the “Ice Cream” MV below if you missed it!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:45 AM PDT
Hybrid hip hop group Phantom, who debuted three months ago with “Burning“, have wrapped up their first international concert.
Hanhae, Kegan, and Sanchez traveled to Indonesia on October 29 KST for the three-day ‘Galaxy Superstar S4 Jakarta 1st Concert‘. They performed “Burning” as well as “Ice” and “Hole In Your Face” on the ‘Volume Up Party‘ stage as well.
The trio also appeared on Indonesian television, participating in an interview on the ‘Buaya Show‘ and SCTV‘s ‘Music Show Inbox‘.
Phantom commented, “We don’t think we’ll be able to forget the concert in Indonesia. We’ll work harder so we can perform more often for our fans abroad.”
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:20 AM PDT
Fans were especially surprised by the style change as it’s the first time Park Bom has sported a short hairstyle since debuting with the group. Some are speculating that she many not be as comfortable with the new look as she was seen covering her face and lowering her head.
Netizens commented, “I need a high resolution picture”, “Park Bom is still pretty with short hair”, “I think it’ll look good on her”, “First time she has short hair since debuting”, and “Wow, I just saw her with long, blonde hair. Daebak”.
What do you think of Park Bom’s new look?
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 04:55 AM PDT
“Spark Spark” is a cheery, medium-tempo song composed by new producing team Charles and Jennifer. Listeners are noticing the Plus Entertainment singer’s unique vocal tone in the love song about a woman who can’t help but feel sparks every time she locks eyes with the man she loves.
Check out the music video below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 04:32 AM PDT
A cover of Tamia‘s “Officially Missing You” was released by Geeks this past March, and the hip hop duo relaunched the track with Soyu for Loen Entertainment‘s ‘Re;code‘ indie cover project on October 31.
Listeners have been commenting that the song is a “rediscovery” of Soyu’s vocal talent.
“Officially Missing You” is currently 1st on Bugs Music‘ top 100 as well as Cyworld‘s daily and real-time charts, and 2nd on Melon, Mnet, and Soribada.
Check out the MV below if you missed it.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 04:05 AM PDT
The hallyu idols even got to meet up with international model Rosie Huntington Whiteley at the event. Other than a slight malfunction with Sooyoung’s heel, the girls’ appearance went smoothly.
In related news, SMTOWN will be traveling to California for a concert on the 10th.
Check out photos of Yuri and Sooyoung at the store opening below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 03:43 AM PDT
KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!
The MCs for tonight's episode were miss A‘s Suzy and actor Lee Jang Woo.
As for the winners, HyunA faced off against Psy for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Psy who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Gangnam Style".
Congratulations to Psy on his 12th K-Chart win (current consecutive streak of 8)!
[ Backstage Interviews ]
< Kim Jong Kook & NS Yoon-G >
Others who performed tonight included TVXQ, HyunA, K.Will, miss A, Ailee, Jewelry, B.A.P, Lee Suk Hoon, Girl's Day, BTOB, 100%, CHAOS, EXID, MR. MR., Wonder Boyz, AOA, TOXIC, OFFROAD, and A.cian
Check out the performances below:
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< MR.MR >
< BTOB >
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< 100% >
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< Lee Suk Hoon >
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< Jewelry >
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< miss A >
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Posted: 02 Nov 2012 03:22 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 "Men Are All Like That" below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 03:07 AM PDT
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 02:32 AM PDT
E2RE ('E-Two-R-E'), a new 4-member rookie girl group, has performed "Deep Night Sad Song" from their debut single album, 'Break Out In November'.
Their name, E2RE, is supposed to be formed after the word "etoiler", a French verb, and is said to signify the group's wish to become a shining star in the music scene. The group’s live stage singing skills are garnering the most attention, as highlighted in their performance today.
Check out E2RE perform their first debut stage below!
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 02:26 AM PDT
It seems that some have complaints concerning Jang Mi In Ae’s casting in MBC‘s upcoming drama ‘I Miss You‘. As the two stars are from the same label, critical comments such as, “She’s not suitable for this role” and “It’s like a 1+1 with Yoochun” have surfaced online.
At the press conference for ‘I Miss You’ on the 1st, Yoochun responded, “I’m thankful for the interest in me, but I think that interest has made something that is nothing into a big issue. In the acting world, I’m her hoobae, and I’ve been put in a very difficult spot because of this. I’m just sorry that this kind of thing happened. I wish the fans would be a bit more comfortable. We’re family from the same label, so I hope the fans will stop.”
Jang Mi In Ae herself commented, “This kind of thing makes me think that I should work harder.”
The first episode of ‘I Miss You’ airs on the 7th at 9:55PM KST.
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