Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Who Wore it Better: Key vs. HyunA" plus 19 more

"Who Wore it Better: Key vs. HyunA" plus 19 more


Who Wore it Better: Key vs. HyunA

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 10:07 AM PST

Idols may be asked to wear ‘many hats’, but none are taking that call quite as literally as SHINee‘s Key and 4minute‘s HyunA!  This WWIB features a battle of layered headwear.

At ‘Seoul Fashion Week‘, Key layered a pair of Peace, Love, and Understanding hats (~384 USD here, 445 USD here).  His Andrea Crews jacket was featured in a recent WWIB article.

HyunA layered three beanies together in her jacket photos for ‘Melting.  They look a lot like these hats by Style Nanda (~11 USD each) in Pink and Mustard, though the dark green color doesn’t seem to be available.

So, who rocked the layered headwear look better?  Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

Boohwal’s Jung Dong Ha confesses he is dating, plans to marry soon

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 09:42 AM PST

Jung Dong Ha from the band Boohwal confessed that he is currently dating.

“I have a first love who is also my girlfriend,” he said on the upcoming episode of MBC Every1‘s ‘SinglesTM‘. “Although we sometimes came apart for a long time, in the end we couldn’t forget each other and returned. We’ve been dating for eight years.”

When asked the question about marriage, Jung Dong Ha replied, “We’ll have to do it soon”, foreshadowing a happy celebrity wedding on the horizon.

[Music Therapy] Cool Calm and Collected

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 09:12 AM PST

First month of school is always the hardest. Whether it is because of the sudden rush of work being handed to you left and right or because of the drastic increase in stress about your future as you are getting older, we all wish we can have just one day to forget about all your problems and enjoy the day as is. Now that sounds and is impossible for many of us out there so we created a list that will help you to feel such a way. These songs will hopefully mend and consolidate your struggling minds and hearts just as long as you have them on repeat. And who knows? they might be able to pull you through the “most stressful time of your life”.

This week’s Music Therapy will focus more on the instrumentals and melodies of a song rather than the lyrics as it always has been. The musical components of a song is crucial as it will help you bring out a certain emotion when listening to the song.

This playlist is personally dedicated to those who are experiencing the most stressful week of all.

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Part I: The Calm

Maybe it’s because of the beginning of a new month or the ending of the last month, but we can all come to a consensus when I say people seem to be unhealthily stressed these days. Working hard is awesome, but it won’t hurt to relax and take a breather. These melodic acoustic songs accompanied with some great vocals might be just what you need in order to help you drain your tangled thoughts.

Urban Zakapa “Always Be Mine”

Younha “Waiting”

10cm “Beautiful”

 

Part 2: The Cool

A great way, and one of my favorite ways, to remove yourself from reality is to pop in your headphones and blast some of your favorite k-pop dance tracks. Electronic club beats of high energy synths and bass bombarding your ears can easily drown out any excess background thoughts that have been bothering you for the past week. And even better, this list of songs will help you get pumped up for the next batch of work that is waiting for you at the edge of your desk.

Younique Unit (Eunhyuk, Hyoyeon, Taemin, Henry, Kai and Lu Han) Maxstep

G-DragonWithout You” (B.lee Remix)

Hyori10 Minute” (Glen Check Remix)

 

Part 3: The Collected

You didn’t think we’d leave you hanging with heavy-duty, adrenaline-rushing songs, did you? This last playlist is a perfect end to a perfect ‘cool calm and collected’ playlist. Groovy and swagged out songs will keep you cruising with a lighthearted feeling keeping you stress-free (at least until this playlist is over). So tune-in to the songs below and perhaps you might be inspired to end your day a bit earlier today.

Simon DominicStay

Lil Boi (Geeks) “Fly High” Feat. Zico

Crucial Star “I’m Okay”

PrimaryJohnny” Feat. Dynamic Duo

SM Entertainment declines to comment on IU-Eunhyuk scandal

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 08:45 AM PST

SM Entertainment has declined to comment on the recent scandal that erupted after IU posted a picture to her Twitter account, showing her in her pajamas with Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk. The picture was taken down minutes later.

“We don’t have anything particular to say,” the company said, in response to a call for a statement. Since the scandal erupted over IU’s mistake, and her company Loen Entertainment has already released a statement on the matter, SM Entertainment had decided to stay quiet on the subject, possibly wary of further repercussion.

Source: Star Today

Bada assures fans she’s safe after her car accident

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 08:21 AM PST

After suffering through a minor car accident, singer Bada reassured fans that she was perfectly safe.

“Everyone I’m okay!” she posted to her Twitter account. “For a quick recovery, I took shots on both of my arms. I’ll get healed quickly and return to the musical stage soon! Thanks for worrying about me.”

Bada had gotten into a car accident on November 9th. “On the afternoon of the 9th, Bada was coming off the Dongho Bridge when she suffered an accident,” said a representative for Bada. “After the incident, she was transported to the hospital, where she was discharged after an examination.”

“The physician said she should come back within a week for further examination,” the representative added.

Source: OSEN via Nate

allkpop Radar: Seo In Guk

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:55 AM PST

With his natural acting talent coupled with his cute, boyish looks and attitude, Seo In Guk is currently receiving a lot of media attention for his on-screen role as Yoon Yoon Jae from ‘Reply 1997′, and his off-screen role as the puppy lover of A Pink‘s Eunji. Interview after interview, he is asked about his relationship and chemistry with his co-star. Article after article, comments are flooded with the hope that he and Eunji will become the next Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na. But what some may not realize about Seo In Guk is that he has been around long before he became Yoon Yoon Jae in ‘Reply 1997′, and has been working hard to pave his own way to his current seat of stardom upon which he sits now.

Seo In Guk first appeared on Korea’s radar, not as an actor, but as an aspiring singer. Specifically, as a contestant on the first season of ‘Superstar K’ (2009). Through the show, it was revealed that he came from a family that collected recyclables for a living. He was from an evidently impoverished background, yet he had wanted to become a singer ever since he was 10-years-old, and so auditioned for a lot of different labels in order to achieve his dreams. He did anything for what others around him may have considered the impossible, and in a later interview, he revealed that he even pushed himself to the point of temporarily developing an eating disorder when a JYP Entertainment employee told him to consider losing some weight.

Although having a case of bulimia is certainly not something one would consider commendable, Seo In Guk presented himself as someone fiercely determined, and he finally succeeded. Wowed by a singing talent that had been rejected by many other entertainment labels because of his looks, the country voted him to be crowned the winner of the show. When Seo In Guk came out with his first mini-album, “Calling You”, Korea continued to be supportive of him as all three of his songs ranked on the charts.

The public had acknowledged Seo In Guk for his singing talent. Yet, the public also couldn’t help but naturally label Seo In Guk as the ‘Superstar K’ victor, the “instant star”–a term that Seo In Guk didn’t like, as he later stated in an interview, “If you look at it on one end, the moments I appeared on television are everything the public sees about me. Yet the time I spent practicing by myself were the longest.” Seo In Guk wanted to establish that the couple of times people saw him on TV, that even ‘Superstar K’, were not the sole reasons he was able to become famous in an “instant”. It was the hours behind the scenes that he spent practicing his singing that made him the increasingly polished star he was becoming. It was all a gradual process.

That process has recently catapulted with Seo In Guk’s venture into the acting field. As he’s taken on the role as the silly Kim Chang Mo/Kim Jeon Sol in ‘Love Rain’ and then the awkward Yoon Yoon Jae in ‘Reply 1997′, Seo In Guk has revealed that he has a knack for acting the adorkable kind. And as he continues to guest on variety shows and interact with fans via social media, he has revealed himself to be a bit of a playful little jokester himself, expressing his concern that his nipples are placed too low on his body, tricking his fans into thinking he has a girlfriend by posing with a female mannequin, and most notably, trolling the world into thinking he may have feelings for his co-star Eunij while giggling at reactions (seriously, does he like her or not?!).

As he has recently signed on with Irving Entertainment for possible activities in Japan, and is also currently acting in the 50-episode weekend drama ‘Rascal Sons’, the future seems bright with possibilities for Seo In Guk. Although he is constantly associated with A Pink’s Eunji now, even achieving awards that involve his chemistry with her, such an association, rather than hinder him, will hopefully only help to expose him more to both Korean and international fans alike. And as he embarks on more projects and cultivates his career, here’s to hoping that his fame won’t always be merely attributed to ‘Superstar K’, or to ‘Reply 1997′, but to him, as the hard worker behind it all.


[Basic Information]

Name: Seo In Guk
Birthday: October 23rd, 1987
Height & Weight: 180 cm (approx. 5'9"), 68 kg (approx. 150 lbs)
Agency: Jelly Entertainment, Irving Entertainment (for his Japanese activities)
Education: Daebul University, majored in Applied Music
Specialty: Has smooth vocals, natural acting as well as good kissing skills (see: ‘Reply 1997′)
Aesthetic Strong Points: Sharp jawline & a powerful gaze


[Etc.]

Role Models: Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Usher, Michael Jackson
(Known) Celebrity Friends: Huh Gak & John Park (fellow 'Superstar K' contestants), Baek Chung Kang ('Birth of a Great Star' winner), Park Kyung Lim, Girls' Generation's YoonA ('Love Rain' co-star), A Pink's Eunji & INFINITE's Hoya ('Reply 1997' co-stars), VIXX (junior labelmates)
Social Media: me2day, Twitter, Facebook page

 


[Work]

Theatre: Gwanghwa Gate Sonata
Dramas: ‘Love Rain’ (2012), ‘Reply 1997′ (2012), ‘Rascal Sons’ (ongoing)

Discography
‘Calling You’ (2009 album) – title song
“Run to Me” (2009 single)
‘Just Beginning’ (2010 album) – “Love U
‘Baby’ (2010 "special" album) – “Baby
Take” (2010 single)
Jelly Christmas” (2010 single)
Broken” (2011 single)
Shake it Up” (2011 single)
Love Again” (2011 single)
Jelly Christmas 2011” (2011 single)
Fate” (2012, Love Rain OST)
‘Perfect Fit’ (2012 mini-album) – “Tease Me
‘Love Story Part 1′ (2012, Reply 1997 OST) – “All For You” with A Pink’s Eunji
‘Love Story Part 2′ (2012, Reply 1997 OST) – “Our Love Like This” with Eunji

Covers
I Need a Girl” originally by Big Bang‘s Taeyang
Love Song” originally by Rain
Hip Song” originally by Rain

Endorsements
UNIONBAY with IU


 

[Awards]

Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Male Newcomer of the Year (2009)
Korea Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with A Pink's Eunji (2012)
Korea Drama Awards: Best New Actor (2012)
Style Icon Awards: Top 10 Style Icons with A Pink's Eunji (2012)

 


[Interesting Facts]

At first, neither SBS nor MBC allowed Seo In Guk to perform on their respective music shows because of Seo In Guk’s reputation as the ‘Superstar K’ contestant–aka the ‘Mnet Star’.

Was once involved in a scandal with ‘Love Rain’ co-star, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA after briefly greeting her at a baseball game.

Wants to become one of the top 10 best singers in Korea.

Is kinda-maybe-nowait-actually-REALLY adorable when doing the 'Gangnam Style' horse dance.

INFINITE’s Sunggyu reveals tracklist for solo debut, “Another Me”

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:28 AM PST

INFINITE‘s Sunggyu has revealed the tracklist for his upcoming solo debut, ‘Another Me’!

Following on the heels of a pre-release of his song “Shine“, the tracklist showcases six different tracks, each sure to bring out a new sound from the INFINITE leader.

 

1. Another Me

2. 60 Seconds

3. I Need You

4. Only Tears (Acoustic Ver.)

5. Shine

6. 41 Days

Are you looking forward to Sunggyu’s solo debut?

Source: INFINITE Official Website

4minute’s Sohyun snaps a selca with HyunA on their way to Los Angeles

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 07:05 AM PST

4minutes Sohyun revealed a cute selca she took on the plane with HyunA.

On November 9th, Sohyun tweeted, “LA go” and shared the above picture.

The picture showed HyunA looking stylish in all black outfit. Her milky skin and cute expression grabbed the viewers’ attention. Sohyun also flaunted her innocent charm with casual styling and a flawless bare-face.

After seeing the picture, the netizens commented, “Sohyun’s bare face? Amazing skin“, “On the ground and in air, HyunA is always pretty“, and “Where is 4minute going?

Meanwhile, 4minute is joining other idol groups in performing for ‘2012 SBS K-POP Super Concert in America‘ being held in Irvine, California on November 11th.

Source+Picture: Sohyun‘s Twitter

Kwanghee reveals he was casted for ‘I Am a Singer’ on ‘We Got Married’?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST

The recent broadcast of MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ showed the three couples gathering together to make kimchi.

While they were cleaning up the vegetables in the field, the guys chatted excitedly. Excited Kwanghee started singing trot, and Julien Kang and Lee Joon followed his beat. After getting interrupted, Kwanghee complained, “I was singing well, but it disturbed my emotions.”

Then, Kwanghee revealed, “Do you guys know I got a cast offer from ‘I Am a Singer‘?” which made Julien Kang and Lee Joon erupt in laughter. Kwanghee also couldn’t help himself but laugh. Kwanghee quickly added, “I wish they would~” and said, “I told them I can’t do it because I’m focusing on ‘We Got Married’.”

Source+Picture: Newsen via Nate

Who Wore it Better: Lee Joon vs Jongup

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 03:12 AM PST

It’s a battle of the dance leaders in this edition of WWIB!

On October 24, MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon wore this Lacoste sweater (~225 USD) to the ‘LACOSTE L!VE WINTER WONDERLAND‘ event.

In their recent music video for “Stop It“, B.A.Ps Jongup wore the same sweater in red (unavailable online).

Both guys opted for graphic tees and jeans, but while Lee Joon went with a white tee and dark skinny jeans, Jongup went with a dark tee and lighter, more relaxed jeans.

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

Seo In Guk’s JYP Entertainment audition video surfaces online

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 02:25 AM PST

A video of singer and actor Seo In Guk‘s past audition for JYP  Entertainment has surfaced online.

The video was shared on an online community board with a post titiled, “Seo In Guk during JYP audition.” The video showed Seo In Guk in a t-shirt and a hat, showing off his vocals by performing Wheesung‘s “A Story That Can’t Be Sent“.

Seo In Guk had also revealed in the past that when he was auditioning for JYP, he resorted to a drastic diet method to quickly lose weight.

After viewing the audition clip, the netizens commented, “He was handsome since then“, “Why didn’t JYP pick him?“, and “They lost another talented person in addition to IU.

Check out Seo In Guk’s audition clip here!

Is staying fit as an idol taking a toll on TVXQ’s Changmin?

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 01:34 AM PST

A top idol’s worry is gaining attention.

A recent post titled, “Top idol’s worry” was shared on an online community along with the picture above.

The picture was of someone’s extensive list of different foods. The list starts off with the words, “Seriously, seriously, really seriously…. a worry…” and lists foods including, hamburger, pizza, tteokbokki, ramen, spaghetti, and many more.

After writing down the foods, the author also wrote, “This isn’t all… it’s not everything… It’s a problem that the world has so many delicious things…

The author of this list turned out to be TVXQ‘s Changmin. Changmin had also shared on one of the shows that he can eat two of the large sized pizzas by himself.

After seeing the post, the netizens commented, “I don’t think anyone can just be an idol“, “He can just eat it, what’s there to worry?“, and “Can’t even eat what you want, if it were me I would rather retire.”

Source+Picture: Max Movie via Nate

2PM’s Wooyoung discovers his talent of sealing envelopes on ‘Star King’

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 12:47 AM PST

The recent broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Star King‘ showcased a new section of the show, ‘Idol Star King’.

During ‘Idol Star King’, a master of sealing envelopes appeared and showed off her brilliant hand skills in sealing envelopes.

2PM‘s members each attempted at sealing 20 envelopes, and did so according to each of their know-hows. Chansung made the viewers laugh by introducing himself as the “claw hands of the envelope world.”

Wooyoung especially showed off his talent in sealing envelopes by finishing them rapidly and accurately first out of all the members. In addition, although 2PM finished first, the master of sealing envelopes beat them in the degree of completion so the match resulted in a tie.

Source+Picture: TV Daily via Nate

Who Wore it Better: Seo In Guk vs. Jongup

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 12:05 AM PST

In a recent interview with ‘Vogue Girl, Seo In Guk wore a black, lace shirt under a leather jacket.

B.A.P‘s Jongup wore the same shirt under a skull-and-crossbones printed vest to the ‘2012 MAMA Award Nominees Concert‘ on October 23.

The shirt is from Alexis Mabille‘s Fall 2012 Menswear collection, and is not currently available for sale online.  These are two very different looks, but who do you think wore it better?  Cast your vote in our poll, and be sure to let us know why you voted that way in the comments!

Performances from November 11th’s ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert’!

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:46 PM PST

SBS is back with a special for tonight titled the ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert‘! The concert is brought to you by the charismatic Lee Jong Suk, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, and IU.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Boyfriend , Byul, and FIESTAR held their comeback stages while Roh Ji Hoon made his debut.

Check out the clips below!

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Other performances from tonight included: TVXQ, Epik High, f(x), miss A, Kim Jong Kook, B.A.P, Jewelry, Ailee, Lee Hi, 100%, Kim Jang Hoon and K.Will

Check them out below!

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Boyfriend is back with “Janus” on SBS’s ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert’

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:15 PM PST

Idol boy group Boyfriend has unleashed their first full-length album titled 'Janus'!

The title track, also titled "Janus", is the work of hit producing team Sweetune. The members have set aside the pastels and flowers to come back with a more manly and charismatic concept this time around to "show you a charisma that is different from other ordinary manly concepts through their stage."

Check out their comeback stage below, and let us know what you think of their transformation for today's stage!

FIESTAR is back with “We Don’t Stop” on SBS’s ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert’

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 11:03 PM PST

Rookie group FIESTAR has finally made their comeback with "We Don't Stop"!

The group has just recently revealed "Sweet Love" with Kim Yeon Woo the other day to give fans a taste of some of their new material, and has built up excitement for their new single.

Without further ado, check out FIESTAR's stage below.

Soloist Roh Ji Hoon debuts with “Punishment” on SBS’s ’2012 Nongshim Love Sharing Concert’

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:54 PM PST

Cube Entertainment's rookie soloist and former 'Birth of a Great Star' contestant, Roh Ji Hoon (previously stylized as 'Noh Ji Hoon'), has released his debut album 'The Next Big Thing'!

His title track "Punishment" has been catching attention with its catchy melody, sexy choreography, and the music video, which depicts him as a womanizer who later realizes the consequences of his actions.

Check out Roh Ji Hoon's debut stage below!

IU compares the MCs of ‘Quiz Show Q’ to alcohol

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:36 PM PST

IU compared the MCs of ‘Strongest Victor Quiz Show Q‘ to types of alcohol at a recent filming.

She said, “Son Bum Soo‘s style is like clean jeongjong (refined rice wine).” On the other hand, she described the other MC Park Myung Soo as the opposite, saying, “You never know how you’re going to end things, so you’re makgeolli (unrefined rice wine).

She compared herself to beer, saying, “I have soft bubbles with a sharp charm, so I’m beer.” Park Myung Soo took revenge on her by saying, “Your popularity is like the bubbles.

The episode of ‘Quiz Show Q’ will broadcast on November 9th.

Source: Ajoo Economy via Nate

Who is MBLAQ’s Mir proposing to?

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:05 PM PST

During the recent filming of tvN‘s ‘The Romantic & Idol‘, MBLAQ‘s Mir openly proposed to a lucky lady in the middle of a crosswalk with a bouquet of roses.

‘The Romantic & Idol’ is a show that will have some of Korea’s top idols including 2PM‘s Jun.K, MBLAQ’s Mir, JJ Project‘s JB, ZE:A‘s Hyungsik, 4minute‘s Jihyun, Rainbow‘s Seung Ah, A0A‘s Hyejeong, and FIESTAR‘s Jei traveling around Jeju Island and enjoying  movie-like dates.

The broadcast will show the idols meeting each other for the first time through the system of ‘shuffling of one’s taste’ where the idols can only go on dates with others who have similar tastes as them.

The revealed picture showed Mir meeting his date for the first time. Mir shyly smiled as he shared, “I’m more nervous than I was for my debut stage.” The fans will be able to find out who the lucky female idol is by watching the broadcast.

In addition, the viewers will be able to see the idols talking about the difficulties of not being able to date openly due to their jobs as being idol stars. The broadcast will show the idols who appeal their passion for romantic relationships and reveal their ideal types.

Stay tuned to witness the lovely dates on ‘The Romatic & Idol’ which will air on November 11th at 8:50 pm KST.

Source+Picture: Newsen