Sunday, November 25, 2012

"[Spoiler] Choi Hee Tae awes with his singing-songwriting skills on ‘K-Pop Star 2′" plus 19 more

"[Spoiler] Choi Hee Tae awes with his singing-songwriting skills on ‘K-Pop Star 2′" plus 19 more


[Spoiler] Choi Hee Tae awes with his singing-songwriting skills on ‘K-Pop Star 2′

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 09:20 AM PST

Contestant Choi Hee Tae wowed the judges on the latest episode of ‘K-Pop Star 2‘.

Showing off his own composition, titled “Afterwards”, the boy displayed his finesse at the keyboard and his innate rhythm, expertly mixing in several ad-libs and high notes into his performance.

“Pass pass pass,” BoA applauded. “This is how you’re supposed to sing and play to get the ladies.”

“Out of all the people who played their original compositions today, I like him the most,” Yang Hyun Suk praised further.

Check out the full episode of ‘K-Pop Star 2′ below [Choi Hee Tae's performance comes in at 10:43 in the first video].

 

Psy foots the bill for his manager’s wedding ceremony

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 08:54 AM PST

Artist Psy confirmed his close friendship with his manager of 12 years by footing the bill for his entire wedding ceremony.

“To my brother Gyu Wan with love, congratulations on your marriage,” he said in a message attached to a flower bouquet he delivered to mark the occasion.

The ceremony took place at a hotel in Seoul. His manager has been taking care of Psy since his debut in 2000, 12 years ago, making their friendship a special one that goes beyond the usual artist-manager relationship. Fellow artist Kim Jang Hoon also marked the ceremony by appearing to sing a congratulatory song for the new couple.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Actress Kim Hee Sun reveals a new look

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 08:28 AM PST

Actress Kim Hee Sun showed off her new, vibrant hairstyle.

“I dyed my hair~~ for the first time in a while~ hahaha,” she posted to her Weibo account with the above picture.

With her new bangs and a lighter, brighter hairstyle, the actress proved that her beauty goes beyond skin deep, making it hard to believe that she was the mother of a child.

“How is this person a mother?” her fans commented, expressing their awe at her forever-young face.

Who Wore it Better: Taeyang vs. Ilhoon

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 08:01 AM PST

Another day, another set of idols wearing matching Givenchy shirts.  Taeyang of Big Bang wore one to a press conference in Singapore in September, along with a leather jacket, Balmain belt, and dark jeans.

BtoB‘s Ilhoon wore the same shirt with a striped cardigan to ‘Kiss the Radio‘ earlier this month.

 

Same shirt, two very different looks, but who wore it better?  Cast your vote in our poll, and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!


‘K-Pop Star 2′ contestant Akdong Musician releases “Don’t Cross Your Legs”

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 07:35 AM PST

K-Pop Star 2‘ contestant Akdong Musician, a sibling duet from Mongolia, has released their self-composed song “Don’t Cross Your Legs“.

The talented duo performed "Dont Cross Your Legs" in front judges on the first episode and captured the hearts of many with their unique rhythm and clever lyrics. Immediately after the episode aired, "Don't Cross Your Legs" became the #1 most searched term on various portal sites and their performance recorded over 1 million views.

A 'K-Pop Star 2′ staff member stated, "There were a lot of requests sent in by viewers regarding Akdong Musician's song. After much discussion, we have decided to release 'Don't Cross Your Legs' as a digital single.

Check it out below!

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon became jealous of Lee Jang Woo?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 07:09 AM PST

Lee Joon became jealous of Oh Yeon Seo‘s relationship with Lee Jang Woo on ‘We Got Married’.

Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Jang Woo are both currently filming together for a drama, ‘Oh Ja Ryong is Coming‘.

On the latest episode, Lee Joon asked over dinner with Oh Yeon Seo, “Do you know Lee Jang Woo’s phone number?” To this Oh Yeon Seo replied “Yes, I do.”

Flustered, Lee Joon replied, “Didn’t you meet him after me? But how do you already know his phone number? We exchanged phone numbers one week after we met, if i remember correctly. So, who contacted who first?

Oh Yeon Seo said, “Since I’m younger than Lee Jang Woo [oppa], I texted him first. Did you get home safely?” followed by “I heard later in the drama Lee Jang Woo and I are getting married.”

Getting more flustered and jealous, Lee Joon said “You are getting married twice!

In related news, on November 19th episode of MBC’s ‘Good Day‘, Lee Jang Woo confessed, “Oh Yeon Seo asked for my personal number on the first day we met. At first I was little taken aback. She was the first person ever to ask me for my phone number on the first day.”

ZE:A’s Kwanghee gets caught going to a club by his wife, SECRET’s Sunhwa

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 06:11 AM PST

On this week’s broadcast of ‘We Got Married‘, each couple spent quality ‘newlywed time’ with each other.

On this day, SECRET’Sunhwa said she wanted to see pictures and wall paintings deciding to go on a date with faux-husband ZE:A‘s Kwanghee.

As the couple was spending quality time together, they came across a drawing of a paper cup telephone and decided to have a conversation.

Sunhwa took this opportunity to ask Kwanghee “What did you do over the weekend?” To this, Kwanghee who was taken by surprise said “I was hanging out with friends…” Sunwha replied “What did you guys do?” Kwanghee still taken back said, “We just went drinking“.

After the couple enjoyed their time looking at pictures and wall paintings, they took some time to rest at a nearby picnic area.

Sunhwa asked Kwanghee, “What did you do two weeks ago?” Kwanghee, who was feeling pressured, said “I went clubbing…” Surprisingly, Sunhwa even knew the name of the club that Kwanghee went to.

Sunhwa told Kwanghee “I get phone calls saying your husband is here. What is he doing? It looks like he is having a great time.” To this Kwanhee said, “I promise not to ever lie again.” Sunhwa simply replied, “Watch how you act in public.

In related news, the couple spent a wonderful time together and went back to their pension and painted a wall together.

Who Wore it Better: Lee Yoon Ji vs. Park Si Yeon

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 04:26 AM PST

Drama lovers should be happy with this actress edition of WWIB!  On August 9, Lee Yoon Ji wore this unusual dress to the ‘8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival‘.

Park Si Yeon wore the same dress in the seventh episode of ‘Nice Guy‘.

While Yoon Ji wore her hair in a loose chignon, Si Yeon wore hers in a ponytail.  Yoon Ji wore the dress as-is, while Si Yeon wore a black camisole underneath for a little extra coverage.  The dress is by Etro and currently on sale for the low, low price of $1,704 USD here!

As always, we want to know what you think- who wore it better?  Cast your vote in our poll and let us know why you voted that way in the comments!

[Source: Effie in Seoul]

After School’s Lizzy believes she has a better body than UEE

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 03:31 AM PST

After School‘s Lizzy believes she has a better body than fellow member UEE.

The singer participated on the November 24th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Quiz to Change the World‘ as a panel guest member and impressed viewers with her acting skills mixed with her rich Busan accent.

When asked whether she received any advice on acting from UEE, Lizzy replied, “I told her I’d be acting using my dialect and she just told me to do whatever makes me comfortable.”

Upon hearing her answer, MC Lee Hwi Jae questioned their relationship whether they’re really close, to which Lizzy stuttered saying, “We’re close…,” drawing much laughter from viewers.

Lizzy then confidently ranked herself as the After School member with the best body. “I’ve seen UEE unnie fully nude and I think I have a better figure than her. She lost weight, so in terms of volume, I have exactly all three levels.”

Song Joong Ki reveals insights into his true personality

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 02:34 AM PST

Flower-boy actor Song Joong Ki gave his fans an honest glimpse into his true self behind the camera.

At a media party celebrating the success of his new film, ‘Wolf Boy’, he was asked a question about what his true personality was really like. He answered, “I’m the kind that says what’s on my mind. I think for myself first, instead of thinking about others. It’s easier that way.”

“I don’t act superficially,” he explained further.

Meanwhile, ‘Wolf Boy’ has officially become one of this year’s hottest hits, breaking 5 million viewers at the box office.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Who Wore it Better: Won Bin vs. Song Joong Ki

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 01:37 AM PST

It’s an actor’s edition of WWIB!  Won Bin is currently an endorsement model for the brand Chris Christy, and wore their two-button coat in the brand’s ad campaign.

Meanwhile, Song Joong Ki has worn the same jacket in his drama, ‘Nice Guy‘.

The coat is available here for ~240 USD on sale.

While Won Bin went for a preppy look, wearing his coat with an argyle sweater, Joong Ki paired his with a simple black shirt.  Both actors look good, but who do you think wore Chris Christy’s jacket better?  Cast your vote in the poll and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

[Source: Asia Today, Nate]

Dal Shabet makes a parody video of ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 12:47 AM PST

Dal Shabet made a parody video of 'Inkigayo'.

The ladies recently visted Indonesia for promotions, and could not attend 'Inkigayo', so instead they made their own parody video while in Indonesia. The MCs were Subin, Serri, and Ga Eun. They pretended as if they were actually hosting 'Inkigayo', drawing laughter from viewers.

Fans commented, "That was funny", "That was really cute", and "It's nice to see a new part of Dal Shabet".

Leader Serri commented, "We made this video for the fans who were waiting for us because we couldn't meet them through the weekly music shows.

miss A successfully holds fan meet with 1000 lucky fans in Taiwan!

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 12:15 AM PST


Just few days ago allkpop reported that miss A would be starting their overseas promotion in Taiwan.

Yesterday miss A held a press conference with 20 Taiwanese media outlets and a successful fan meeting with 1000 lucky fans followed by a showcase.

Although it was raining, that did not stop 1000 fans from showing up to give their love and support to the ladies. In addition to the lucky fans that attended the event, the most popular idol group in Taiwan, Fahrenheit’s Calvin Chen was also present arousing the media’s interest and highlighting the popularity miss A has in Asia.

After the fan meeting, miss A kicked off their showcase with hits such as ‘Bad Girl, Good Girl‘, ‘Breathe‘, ‘Touch‘ followed by their latest hit ‘I Don’t Need A Man‘ and many more.

JYP Entertainment told allkpop, “Each of miss A’s members ‘had a fun and meaningful time’. The upcoming schedule will be meaningful and we’ll be looking for fans love and support for the rest of the promotions.

miss A will be traveling into China after Taiwan and continue promotions until December.

Check out more photos and a few fancams from the event below:

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Thanks to Rachael for the fancams tip!

Performances from the November 25th episode of ‘Inkigayo Special: Live in Seoul’!

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 11:46 PM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic Lee Jong Suk, and IU alongside special MC ZE:A‘s Kwanghee.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Noel, Park Jung Min, and Juniel held their comeback stages, INFINITE‘s Sunggyu made his solo debut, and TVXQ returned with a fresh follow-up song.

Check out the clips below!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured Boyfriend, who helped promote awareness on the importance of voting!

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Other performances from tonight included: SHINee, INFINITE, CNBLUE, Lee Hi, B1A4, TEEN TOP, SECRET, Epik High, KARA, Roh Ji Hoon, Boyfriend, SISTAR, Son Dam Bi, Girl’s Day, Kim Jong Kook, HyunA, and Ailee!

Check them out below!

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TVXQ follows-up with “Humanoids” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 11:04 PM PST

TVXQ has just returned with “Humanoids“, a follow-up track for “Catch Me“!

Changmin and Yunho have conquered the stage once more by performing their new follow-up track, with yet another set of catchy choreography.

The two performed “Humanoids” from their concert in Seoul, and the epic clip aired on ‘Inkigayo‘ tonight, causing fans to go absolutely wild!

Be sure to check it out below.

INFINITE’s Sunggyu makes his solo debut with “60 Seconds” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:59 PM PST

INFINITE's Sunggyu has released his debut solo album, 'Another Me'!

The talented leader has built a ton of anticipation towards his solo debut with the previous release of various teasers and his pre-release song, "Shine".

Sunggyu finally took to the stage to debut with his title track, "60 Seconds".

Check out the charming performance below!

Juniel makes her comeback with “Bad Man” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:56 PM PST

Rookie artist Juniel has returned with new mini album '1&1' to follow up her successful debut earlier this year with "Illa Illa"!

Along with new title song "Bad Man", '1&1′ features 5 new songs, 4 of which have been written by Juniel herself. According to an insider with FNC Entertainment, "'1&1′ is meant to represent the fact that Juniel's comeback was  November (the 11th month of the year), and that it will be her second album."

Check out Juniel's comeback stage below.

Noel performs “Things I Couldn’t Say” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:52 PM PST

Vocal group Noel has released their 4th full-length album 'Time For Love'.

The song "Things That I Couldn't Say" serves as the album's title track and once again showcases the vocal talent of the group.

Be sure to check out Noel's performance, featuring their well-known heavenly voices, below.

Park Jung Min returns with “Beautiful” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:21 PM PST

Park Jung Min has returned with his second solo single "Beautiful"!

His agency previously revealed, "Park Jung Min's new album 'Beautiful' is the singer's first self-produced album as he has directed the entire process from the whole concept to the production."

Watch Park Jung Min's comeback stage below!

Rainbow’s Jaekyung posts barefaced selcas from ‘Laws of the Jungle W’

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:06 PM PST

Rainbow‘s Jaekyung revealed her makeup-less face.

On the 23rd, Jaekyung posted 3 selcas on her me2day. The first one showed her makeup-free among the other ‘Laws of the Jungle W‘ cast members, and she wrote, “Tonight at 9:55 PM!!!! ‘Laws of the Jungle W’ is going to air!!! Everyone watch on time!!!!!!! If you don’t……… You’ll regret it… hehehehe“.

She then wrote, “You can’t be surprised at my makeup-free face in ‘Laws of the Jungle W’….. Okay….? ㅠㅜ Also, I wrote the lyrics for the theme song and Rainbow sang the song! kekekekekekeke“.

After the first episode gained the #1 in ratings, she posted a celebratory selca with captions that read “Oh Yeah!!!“, “Oh Yeah!!!!!!! ♥“, and wrote, “Oh yeah!!!!! ‘Laws of the Jungle W’ got #1 in viewer ratings in its time slot!!!!!!! Thanks♥ Please watch the 2nd episode as well!! heh“.

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Source: Jaekyung’s me2day