Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA sings trot on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA sings trot on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA sings trot on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 08:50 AM PST

Brown Eyed GirlsJeA sang Song Dae Kwan‘s trot hit “You Said Your Hometown was South” on December 22nd’s ‘Immortal Song 2‘ trot special.

Her cover of the song got the crowd going, and viewers are saying her stage outfit was especially sexy. The singer tossed the black coat she was wearing to the side during the middle of her performance to reveal a sparkly, red dress.

Despite her amazing performance, she was unable to defeat Hong Kyung Min‘s three-round winning streak.

Check out JeA’s stage below!

miss A’s Suzy wins ‘Best Newcomer’ & ‘Best Cameo’ at ‘KBS Entertainment Awards’

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 08:12 AM PST

On December 22nd, KBS held their annual ‘KBS Entertainment Awards‘ at the KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.

Not only was miss A‘s Suzy an MC for the award show but she also won two awards.

Her first award was for the ‘Best Newcomer of the Year‘ in the category for Variety Shows (Female). Her second award was for the ‘Best Cameo Appearance‘ on a Variety Show, most notably for her famous kiss incident on Gag Concert back in August.

Congratulations to Suzy!

Award Speech for ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ :

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Psy confirms American record labels are interested in HyunA

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Psy confirmed that American record labels have expressed interest in 4minute‘s HyunA after seeing her in his “Gangnam Style” music video.

On the December 22nd episode of ’Infinity Challenge‘, Psy revealed, “American record labels have taken an interest in HyunA.”

He also commented on Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul, saying, “In terms of Halloween costumes, the [costumes you two wore in 'Gangnam Style'] sold the best.”

In related news, the ‘Infinity Challenge’ cast personally delivered their 2013 calendars to viewers on this episode, travelling as far as Russia, America, and Vietnam.

Sohyun says 4minute have pretty noses

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 07:09 AM PST

4minute‘s youngest member Sohyun just found out that her unnis have pretty noses.

She tweeted on the 22nd, “My unnis monitoring themselves. Hehe. I found out today that they have pretty noses. Keke. 4minute members have pretty noses. Ke. Puhaha. @^^@.”

The oldest unni Jihyun responded, “Ah-ing…! Keke.”

The photo Sohyun shared reveals the group diligently reviewing one of their appearances or performances.

From the looks of it, the 4minute girls seem to have pretty fantastic noses. Any thoughts on Sohyun’s discovery?

INFINITE’s “The Chaser” tops Billboard’s ’20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012′

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 06:45 AM PST

INFINITE‘s “The Chaser” topped Billboard.com and Billboard Korea staff’s list of ‘20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012‘.

“The Chaser” beat out tough competition by claiming 1st on the international music magazine’s list of the best K-Pop songs of this year.

According to Billboard,

The group’s masterpiece single takes listeners on a ride that starts the second the track starts. With an introduction packed with forceful singing, dynamic guitar licks, and dramatic violins, it almost sounds like the song will never find a true direction. But at just 50 seconds, it quickly evolves into a waterfall of 80s synthesizers (courtesy of super producer Sweetune), vocal energy and an explosive, trumpet-driven chorus. The track puts INFINITE and Sweetune at the forefront of the genre’s best in 2012, proving risk and innovation in K-Pop can trump all.

Check out the full list below!

01. INFINITE – “The Chaser”
02. SISTAR – “Alone
03. Naul – “Memory of the Wind
04. 2NE1 – “I Love You
05. Big Bang – “Bad Boy
06. After School – “Flashback
07. BoA – “Only One
08. Psy – “Gangnam Style
09. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending
10. B2ST – “Beautiful Night
11. EXID – “Every Night
12. F.T. Island – “I Wish
13. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “Good Morning
14. Urban Zakapa – “Same Love, Same Farewell
15. SPICA – “Painkiller
16. Dynamic Duo – “Without You
17. G-Dragon – “One of a Kind
18. miss A – “Touch
19. The Koxx – “Love Dance
20. TVXQ – “Catch Me

Tip: Jhaira

Sean and Jung Hye Young to appear as guests on ‘Win Win’ Christmas special

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 06:10 AM PST

Celebrity couple Sean and Jung Hye Young will be appearing as guests on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘ Christmas special.

As the parents of four kids, Sean and Jung Hye Young shared stories from their daily lives, parenting tips, and their experiences as volunteers for charities during filming on the 20th.

It’s also reported that the special “unknown guest” who will feature on the talk show aired all of the couple’s dirty laundry, including details that don’t line up with their public image as the “perfect celebrity married couple.”

This episode of ‘Win Win’ will broadcast on the 25th at 11:20PM KST.

Oh Yeon Seo does her best duck face

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 05:39 AM PST

Actress Oh Yeon Seo did off her best duck face in a recent selca update.

Oh Yeon Seo posted to me2day on the 21st, “The duck on my hat and I look alike, don’t we? We seem like [brats]. This cold weather makes me miss Hawaii. So cold. Everyone, be careful of catching a cold. Watch ‘We Got Married‘ live tomorrow! Look forward to it!”

Fans commented, “Totally cute”, “Ugly duckling”, “Ah, so cute”, “I’ll be watching ‘WGM’ live. I love watching unni and Lee Joon“, and more.

In related news, the three couples of ‘We Got Married’ were the first to visit Hawaii on a joint honeymoon in the series.

SECRET’s Sunhwa wishes to marry ZE:A’s Kwanghee in the future?

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 05:12 AM PST

SECRET‘s Sunhwa made a bold statement about her ‘We Got Married‘ husband on the December 22nd episode of SBS‘ ‘Star King‘,

The world’s ‘Magic Olympics’ champion Yoo Ho Jin asked Sunhwa, “Sunhwa, which miracle do you wish happens on Christmas day?” She replied bravely, Kwanghee and I are husband and wife on-screen, and I’d like for us to become a real married couple in the future.”

Her fellow SECRET members and Kwanghee showed surprise, and the magician commented, “Miracles begin from love.”

He then revealed a card with two lovers imprinted on it as well as a rose, wowing the studio.

Roh Ji Hoon releases ‘live version 1′ of “Punishment” MV

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 04:39 AM PST

Solo singer Roh Ji Hoon has released ‘live version 1′ of his “Punishment” music video.

The solo singer revealed at his recent fan meeting, ‘Oh! Carol‘, that he would be releasing a special version of his MV soon. This newly released video focuses on Roh Ji Hoon’s dance moves, including his infamous belt dance.

“Punishment”, from his debut mini-album ‘The Next Big Thing‘, tells the story of a womanizer who gets his just desserts.

Check out the original MV if you missed it and the new version below!

Psy reveals Yoo Jae Suk almost featured in “Gangnam Style” song

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 04:09 AM PST

On the December 22nd episode of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘, Psy revealed Yoo Jae Suk was originally planned to feature in “Gangnam Style“.

Noh Hong Chul mentioned, “Yoo Jae Suk hyung said he almost featured in ‘Gangnam Style’.” Psy responded jokingly, “It’s true. It’s a relief he didn’t.”

He continued, “To be honest, my 6th album was supposed to be a featuring special. Excluding ‘Gangnam Style’, the other 5 songs [on the album] all feature other artists. Yoon Do Hyun, Park Jung Hyun, Sung Si Kyung, G-Dragon, and Leessang‘s Gary featured. The reason [Yoo Jae Suk] declined my offer to feature is because of Sagging Snail. It would overlap with the song ‘Room Nallari‘.”

Noh Hong Chul commented bluntly, “It didn’t do well. It didn’t explode as expected,” causing laughter.

Psy explained, “[Yoo Jae Suk] didn’t want to do the two songs at once. So I called Lee Juk hyung, and he [kept postponing it]. When I made the call, Jae Dong hyung was next to me and told me he would do it,” revealing the behind-the-scenes story.

To make up for declining Psy’s offer, Yoo Jae Suk appeared in the music video instead with Noh Hong Chul, who came along on set.

In related news, “Gangnam Style” recently reached over 1 billion views on YouTube.

TEEN TOP’s Niel & Juniel take a friendly snapshot after their ‘Music Bank’ special stage

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 03:36 AM PST

TEEN TOP‘s Niel and Juniel shared a friendly snapshot following their duet performance of “Be Ma Girl” on the December 21st broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Music Bank‘.

Juniel shared on her Twitter on the 21st, “Did you catch Niel senior and Juniel’s ‘Be Ma Girl’ stage^^? It was a little awkward, but the 2Niel stage was really fun! Let’s have another Niel series stage next time!!” The photo shows Niel & Juniel holding up their V signs after successfully finishing their duet stage.

Netizens commented, “The two of you look good together”, “I watched your duet stage, Niel siblings”, and more.

Check out Niel & Juniel’s “Be Ma Girl” performance below if you haven’t watched it already!

Hyun Young returns to ‘SS Road’ and impresses with her postpartum figure

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

TV personality Hyun Young recently made a return to her previous cooking show, Y-STAR‘s ‘SS Road‘ (‘God of Food Road‘), after seven months following her wedding and the birth of her first child.

Hyun Young made a surprise appearance on the set of ‘SS Road’s Christmas special and confidently entered saying, “[I am] the surprise present,” shocking both the MCs and staff with her S-line figure even after giving birth.

MC Park Ji Yoon expressed her jealousy of Hyun Young’s post-partum figure, commenting, “For those who don’t know and watch this, they might think I’m the one who gave birth.” Jung Jun Ha also commented, “Now that Hyun Young is back, I can be at ease and go off to make my second child,” easing Hyun Young’s comeback jitters with his familiar humor.

Hyun Young shared, “I missed the way Jung Jun Ha ate so deliciously,” and revealed that she was jealous of replacement MC Park Ji Yoon during her hiatus.

The December 22nd episode of ‘SS Road’ also featured guest star Danny Ahn.

Who Wore it Better: UEE vs. Kim Ah Joong

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 02:38 AM PST

It takes a confident lady to pull off a dramatic dress like this! On November 14, After School‘s UEE wore this turtleneck, drop-waist dress to a press conference for her drama, ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘. The dress features heavy, baroque-style embroidery in blue, white, and grey over a black background.

In the December issue of ‘InStyle Korea‘, Kim Ah Joong wore the same dress to promote her movie, ‘My P.S. Partner‘. Unlike UEE, who wore her black hair straight and pulled away from her face, Kim Ah Joong sported a wavy, auburn hairstyle with heavy bangs. Also, while UEE wore light makeup for a young, fresh look, Kim Ah Joong went with heavy eyeliner for a sexier, more adult style.

Want to dress like these ladies? Well, you’re in luck, because this Stella McCartney dress is currently 50% off- it’s just 1,885 USD here! (And before anyone leaves any angry comments, yes that is a ridiculous price for a dress, I was just kidding!)

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


G-Dragon’s doppelganger Kyumin to pursue rapping with the help of Crispi Crunch’s Csp

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 01:55 AM PST

G-Dragon‘s doppelganger, Kyumin, recently shared his ambition to follow in G-Dragon’s footsteps as a rapper through his Cyworld homepage. He also revealed Crispi Crunch‘s Csp is helping produce Kyumin’s single album without any contract.

Csp confirmed, “I’ve always hoped Kyumin, who is normally diligent and well-mannered, would do well. Through this opportunity, I hope that he promotes himself and achieves his dreams through a good agency.”

Kyumin stated, “Because I like Big Bang‘s G-Dragon senior, I want to become similar to him in both fashion style and music. That is why I want to practice rap and study music production simultaneously. Although I am lacking right now, I hope to one day become a rapper who gets respect from GD senior.”

Kyumin previously featured in Crispi Crunch’s MV for “Menboong Time” as a G-Dragon look-alike and received both positive and negative comments.

Girls’ Generation reveals group comeback teaser photo

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 01:29 AM PST

Girls’ Generation have released their group comeback teaser photo!

The beautiful ladies have already pre-released a track they recorded back in 2008 called "Dancing Queen", which is a remake of "Mercy" by Duffy, along with its music video earlier, which included snippets of the new images of the girls we can expect to see in 2013.

So while we all try to wait patiently for January 1st for the release of 'I Got a Boy', check out the initial teaser photos of the other seven members, Seohyun's here, and Hyoyeon's here, if you missed them!

J.Y. Park’s ‘Bad Jazz Bar’ continues to impress in Busan

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 01:10 AM PST

After successfully wrapping up his opening show of ‘Bad Jazz Bar‘ in Daejeon on the 15th, J.Y. Park continued to impress in Busan in front of 3,000 fans on the 21st.

J.Y. Park opened up the stage with an exciting performance of “The House You Live In” accompanied by a 15-member live band and chorus. However, nobody could ignore the highlight of the show, which was his 19+ performances. The singer grabbed the attention of fans with his provocative performance of “Elevator” and invited a female fan to the stage and onto a sofa bed, where he proceeded to perform shirtless for her.

He also performed his self-composed songs, “You’re the One“, “I Already Have A Woman“, Se7en‘s “When I Can’t Sing“, and Wonder Girls‘ “Be My Baby“, much to the delight of fans. He concluded the intimate concert by brightening up the atmosphere with his hit classics, “Don’t Leave Me“, “She Was Pretty“, and “Honey“, which had fans in their twenties and sixties passionately following along. The performances didn’t stop there as he also gifted the fans with a Christmas carol performance for his encore stage.

J.Y. Park stated, “I am happy that I get to spend the end of the year with my cool Busan fans, and I thank you for your love and support.”

‘Bad Jazz Bar’ will continue with concerts in Busan on the 22nd, Daegu on the 24th, Incheon on the 25th, and Seoul from the 28th-31st.

Performances from the December 22nd episode of ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 12:41 AM PST

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than SNSD's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, Hello Venus held their comeback stage while INFINITE‘s Sunggyu promotes his second song, “I Need You“!

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Performances from today's show includes NS Yoon-G and Dalmatian‘s Simon, TVXQ, Yoseob, B1A4, Sunny Hill, Dal Shabet, Juniel, 100%, THE SEEYA, NS Yoon-G, A-JAX, BIG STAR, and D-UNIT!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!

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Hello Venus asks “What Are You Doing Today?” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 12:33 AM PST

Hello Venus has returned as the full 6-member group they originally set out to be with their new mini-album 'What Are You Doing Today?'!

Their new title song, the work of hitmakers Jo Young SooKim Tae Hyun, and Kim Yi Na, is a lively dance track.

Check out their amazing comeback stage below!

INFINITE’s Sunggyu sings “I Need You” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 12:22 AM PST

After the release of his highly anticipated solo debut “60 Seconds“, INFINITE's Sunggyu is back with more live performances with his follow-up track “I Need You“!

"I Need You", another song off his solo album 'Another Me', features a sound different from INFINITE's songs and showcases Sunggyu's potential as a soloist.

Check out his touching stage below!

f(x)’s Luna and Amber make Krystal into a tree ornament?

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 11:56 PM PST

f(x)‘s Luna and Amber turned Krystal into a Christmas tree ornament.

On the 21st, Amber tweeted,

She attached a photo of Luna holding Krystal up by a clothes hanger that she put under her shirt. Krystal pretended to hang off the hanger, pouting cutely.

Fans commented, “This is how you amuse yourselves huh“, “I want one too!“, “f(x) members are so cute“, and more.