Sunday, December 2, 2012

"EXO-K appointed honorary ambassadors for the Red Cross Youth" plus 19 more

"EXO-K appointed honorary ambassadors for the Red Cross Youth" plus 19 more


EXO-K appointed honorary ambassadors for the Red Cross Youth

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 09:16 AM PST

On December 2nd, EXO-K were officially inaugurated as honorary ambassadors for the ‘Korean Red Cross Youth‘ in Hongdae.

The Red Cross Youth partnered with SM Entertainment in April of 2011, so the members of EXO-K have been participating in various Red Cross activities as a part of their training program before debut.

The director of the Korean Red Cross stated, “2013 is a special year for us in that it marks our 60th anniversary. We hope that the EXO-K members will work with our nation’s teens to expand on the act of giving and sharing.”

EXO-K will continue to work with ‘RCY’ volunteers in various events as well as promotional activities involving poster photoshoots and working with teens to help create a brighter future.

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Source + Photos: Newsen

Thai pop star Natthew expresses interest in collaboration with 2PM’s Nichkhun

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 08:51 AM PST

Singer Natthew, who recently won the award for Best Asian Artist Thailand from the 14th Mnet Asian Music Awards, recently expressed interest in a collaboration with 2PM member Nichkhun.

The Thai-born singer is no stranger to K-Pop, having worked with B2ST's rapper Junhyung who served as both a lyricist and a featured artist on the singer's latest single "She's Bad."

"I'm really honored to have worked with such a talented musician," said Natthew at a press conference for the Mnet Asian Music Awards. "Ballads were my main forté, but it was quite the experience to work with genres outside my comfort level."

Having already worked with a high-profile K-Pop star, it seems the ambitious singer is interested in expanding his repertoire of K-Pop collabs. He name-dropped none other than 2PM's Nichkhun, who is also from Thailand, as a possible candidate for a future collaboration. “I want to work with 2PM member Nichkhun,” he stated.

Since taking the number one spot on the fifth season of "Academy Fantasia," Natthew has enjoyed much commercial success. Outside of his Thai pop endeavors, the singer has also taken part in a production of the musical Fame, receiving much love from fans.

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

Jay Park is caught watching porn on ‘Saturday Night Live Korea’?

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 08:24 AM PST

Artist and singer Jay Park recently hosted the latest episode of the comedy program ‘Saturday Night Live Korea‘, and he took part in a digital short that has him caught with his pants down (literally)!

Acting alongside comedian Kim Seul Gi, the two celebrities portray lovers caught in a troubled relationship as the girl finds out that the boy is … experiencing sexual urges that she couldn’t fulfill.

Although we can’t describe the scene any further, you can check out the short film for yourself below! (The official channel has disabled embedding; you can see the original upload here.)

Actress Han Ga In can’t take her eyes off of G-Dragon?

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 07:57 AM PST

Actress Han Ga In seems to have fallen head over heels for charismatic singer, Big Bang‘s G-Dragon.

Recently, the photo above was shared on an online community board under the title, ‘Han Ga In staring at G-Dragon‘. The picture seems to have been taken by a fan during the ‘2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards‘ (‘MAMA‘), which took place in Hong Kong on November 30th.

The photo shows the actress, who was presiding over the award, observing G-Dragon during his acceptance speech for the ‘Best Male Group Award’. Han Ga In is known for being a huge fan of G-Dragon as she previously confessed to having a phone full of G-Dragon photos and not of her husband, Young Jung Hoon.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Actor Kang Dong Ho confesses his feelings for After School’s Nana

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 07:31 AM PST

Actor Kang Dong Ho has captured the attention of viewers after confessing his feelings for After School‘s Nana.

After School’s Raina, Kaeun, Jung Ah, E-Young, and Nana guested on the December 2nd broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Let’s Go Dream Team 2‘. During the episode, host Lee Chang Myung revealed, “There is someone here who wanted After School to appear,” and that person turned out to be none other than Kang Dong Ho.

When asked which member of After School he likes the most, Kang Dong Ho chose Nana without hesitation, causing Nana to blush at his sudden confession.

Source: Herald News via Nate

Block B’s U-Kwon reveals he’s in a relationship with model Jun Sun Hye

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 07:05 AM PST

Block B‘s U-Kwon has been revealed to be in a relationship with model Jun Sun Hye.

On December 2nd, U-Kwon left a post for BBCs on the group’s official fan cafe, disclosing his relationship with the model.

He wrote, “I have a girlfriend. I believe a lot of you already know that. When I talked about my first love recently, the person I was talking about was Jun Sun Hye, a model four years my senior. Whenever I was going through a hard time or about to fall, she was always by my side and supported me to stand back up again. We’re a source of strength for each other and are meeting with good intentions. We make each other happy. I’m sorry to all of the fans that I’m surprising with this sudden piece of information. I think my girlfriend will be surprised as well that I’m writing a post like this.”

He continued, “I wanted to be closer with my fans but wasn’t able to because of small incidents and misunderstandings which upset me gravely. I was too embarrassed to smile at you all without telling you the truth. I want to show who I truly am now without hiding anything and be loved by my fans for who I am, Kim Yu Kwon.”

Concluding the message, he stated, “I’ll continue to show a more truthful and brighter image of myself to our fans. I promise to continue to work hard and improve as a member of Block B. I’m sorry to all of BBCs. And thank you.”

Congratulations, U-Kwon – we hope your relationship is a happy one!

Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate

Yoo Jae Suk’s buff arms gain attention

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 01:45 AM PST

‘Nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk’s amazingly buff arms were revealed as he wore a sleeveless shirt.

On November 29th, an online community board uploaded a photo with the title, ‘Yoo Jae Suk, While Filming ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

In the photo, Yoo Jae Suk is riding in a bus with the rest of the members.  Even in the cold of winter, he is wearing a sleeveless shirt with a fur cap which was an interesting outfit choice.  His buff arms, as if he was returning from the gym was also clearly seen.  His arms were said to be thicker than a woman’s waist and totally different from the image that everyone has of him so they were all very surprised.

Netizens commented, “Health nut grasshoppers real value is on display“, “What mission is this?  It is cold, but that is what they are wearing…“, and “Even in all of that, he looks so happy, truly the nations MC.

Actor Lee Jong Suk leaves his MC post on ‘Inkigayo’ + CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and B2ST’s Kikwang selected as special MCs

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 12:49 AM PST

On the December 2nd live broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘, actor Lee Jong Suk announced that he’ll be leaving his MC position to focus on his new drama, ‘School 2013‘.

The actor expressed, “Truthfully speaking, the MC position on ‘Inkigayo’ was a new, yet a difficult challenge for me. Thank you for showing your love for me, who still lacks a lot. I’ll return as an actor through a good project.”

With Lee Jong Suk leaving his MC post, it’s been revealed that CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa and B2ST‘s Kikwang will be temporarily filling the position.

PD Park Seung Min of ‘Inkigayo’ recently revealed to Star News, “We have yet to decide on who will take over Lee Jong Suk. For now, we have appointed CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and B2ST’s Kikwang to join IU on stage next week as special MCs.”

Source: Star News via Nate

Performances from the December 2nd’s episode of ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Dec 2012 12:20 AM 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 .

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Big Star and SPICA held their comeback stages while Yoseob held his solo debut stage.

Check out the clips below!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured (Girl’s Day), who helped promote awareness on the importance of saving energy by wearing warmer clothes rather than using heating appliances!

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SBS Gayo Daejun BTS teasers for ‘The Color of K-pop‘ Special Stages

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Other performances from tonight included: E2RE, NS Yoon-G, A-JAX, Dal Shabet, Juniel, FIESTAR, Boyfriend, Sunggyu, Kim Jong Kook, B1A4, Lee Hi, Son Dam Bi, Epik High, and TVXQ!

Check them out below!

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B2ST’s Yoseob makes his solo debut with “Caffeine” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 11:46 PM PST

B2ST member Yoseob excited his fans worldwide with the release of his solo debut album, 'The First Collage'.

As mentioned earlier, his solo album contains five songs including: "Look At Me Now", "Caffeine" (title track), "Just Do As You Always Did", "Even Then, I", and "You Don't Know". The album was produced by fellow B2ST member Junhyung.

Check out Yoseob's special solo debut performance of "Caffeine" below!

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LUNAFLY holds their first solo live in Japan

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 11:29 PM PST

Rising rookie band LUNAFLY headed to Japan to greet their overseas fans.

On December 1st, the group made their appearance at Tokyo’s FM Hall in Japan, where they successfully concluded their first overseas solo live.

Before proceeding with their performances, LUNAFLY expressed, “We’re very thankful for being able to hold a solo live concert in Japan just two months after our debut and we’re also very nervous. We’ve prepared a lot.”

LUNAFLY began their string of live performances with their English track “You Got That Something I Need“, followed by a cover of Hirai Ken‘s “Close Your Eyes“.

The trio then put on a series of solo performances before coming together to perform their sub-track “One More Step“, captivating the hearts of their Japanese fans with their beautiful harmonization.

As their solo live was gradually coming to an end, the members commented, “We’ll work hard to become more active in Japan,” and treated fans by performing “How Nice Would It Be” as well as their upcoming single “Clear Day, Cloudy Day“, which is scheduled to release on December 5th. When fans chanted for an encore, LUNAFLY responded by performing “Jingle Bells“.

In addition to the mini-concert, LUNAFLY held a special ‘high touch’ event for fans who attended.

1TYM’s Danny reveals he’s gotten married and has a baby boy

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 10:10 PM PST

Where are all of the Hip Hop Villagers?!

As an old time Hip Hop Villager myself, it seems that in the midst of all of our cries for Teddy to get his butt out of 2NE1‘s studio and back into a 1TYM reunion production, member Danny has gone and gotten married… and is now a father to a three month old baby boy!

Since the group dropped off the planet after their fifth album, fans have been keeping updated through random Twitter updates that showed some have gone on to open successful restaurants while others, like Teddy, remained in the music business, so it comes as a pleasant surprise to hear that Danny’s started a family of his own through his ‘Danny From L.A.‘ episode with Big Bang.

Danny announces, “For anyone who doesn’t know, I did get married and I have a kid that’s three months old. It’s my first time saying this… because I am getting old now! Right?”

Check out the clip below, beginning at about 2:55!

Block B’s Zico pre-releases another track from upcoming mixtape, ‘Zico on the Block 1.5′

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 09:27 PM PST

Last year, Block B‘s leader Zico commanded the stage as a guest at Swings‘ concert with a completely new track.

Ever since, fans have been requesting for studio copies of the song to be released, as they’ve had to rely on fancams taken at the hip hop concert for over a year. Fortunately, Zico went ahead and posted up the studio download as well as the lyrics for the song on November 30th to be included as a part of his ‘Zico on the Block 1.5‘ mixtape.

In tune with the rest of his off-album releases, the lyrics dive deep into topics idols usually steer clear from, calling out fakes and separating himself from hypocrites focused on self image over talent, to which he collectively refers to as “c****“.

Check it out for yourself below!

Psy and Big Bang snap a ‘family photo’ together after the 2012 MAMA show

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 08:53 PM PST

Singer Psy and Big Bang took a picture together at the conclusion of the ‘2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards.’

Big Bang’s Seungri uploaded a photo with the title, “We are Winners!” on his official Twitter account on December 1st.

Big Bang won the Artist of the Year ward at 2012 MAMA as well as 3 other awards and Psy won Song of the Year, Best Music Video, as well as a plethora of others becoming the highlight duo of the night.

In the photo, Psy and Big Bang are looking so cool and free as they smile happily seemingly having conquered the award show.  Although this was after the four hour long award show, the stars do not look tired at all and show that this was a special joyous night.

Netizens who saw this photo commented, “The main stars of the night have gathered“, “Psy looks so care free, he truly is a world star“, and “Big Bang really do fool around a lot.”

K. Will snaps a proof shot with B.o.B backstage at the ’2012 MAMA’

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 07:18 PM PST

Male soloist K. Will, who recently took home the title of ‘Best Solo Vocal Performance’ at the 2012 MAMA ceremony, shared a photo taken with B.o.B. backstage!

On December 1st, the singer wrote on his Twitter, “Taken right after an amazing collaboration stage with Bobby Ray (B.o.B.) I followed him on Twitter“.

Dressed handsomely in matching black and gold attire, the two give the signature victory pose for the camera after their praise-winning stage, which earned comments like “K. Will and B.o.B.’s stage was the best”, “K. Will is seriously the representative vocalist of K-Pop”, “He looks so charismatic here”, and “Can they collaborate on an album together with this opportunity” by netizens.

In related news, K. Will is currently promoting Starship Entertainment‘s second digital single project, ‘White Love‘, with Soyu and Jungmin.

If you missed the performance, check it out below:

C-CLOWN successfully kicks off their first fan signing

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 06:38 PM PST

On December 1st, rookie boy group C-CLOWN held their first ever fan signing for the release of their second mini-album, ‘Because You Might Grow Distant‘.

Held in Incheon and Yongsan, the boys made sure to make eye contact with each and every fan that attended the meet, responding to every question with smiles and thoughtful answers. Despite the cold weather, fans from all over Korea showed their support for the group, as well as international fans from Australia, Japan, and Thailand.

One father even stopped by the store to purchase a C-CLOWN CD for his daughter at home, while a young male fan left a comment, “You guys are all working so hard at such a young age, fighting hyungs!”

The store owner where the fan signing was held stated, “It wasn’t long after the fan signing notice and CD sales went up that we ended up selling out everything we had. I believe we’ll be holding another such event after realizing C-CLOWN’s popularity.”

The leader added, “It was welcoming to see fans up close and I was so glad to hear that more people had become our fans after hearing our new song.” The other members continued, “It was a fun and exciting fan signing. Opportunities for us to meet our fans like this are precious and make us ever so grateful. Thank you to everyone that came.”

C-CLOWN will be continuing their fan signing through Seoul tonight followed by the suburbs next week.

‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ kicks off to a slow start with lackluster viewer ratings

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 05:59 PM PST

SBS‘s new weekend drama ‘Cheongdamdong Alice‘ is off to a weak start.

According to the latest findings by AGB Nielsen Media Research, the new series garnered a nationwide viewer rating of 8.6% for its Saturday premiere. It’s sole rival drama, MBC‘s ‘May Queen‘, more than tripled the rating, recording an impressive 26.4%.

However, despite receiving low viewer ratings in its first episode, ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ is being watched closely with high expectations by many as it holds some big names in its cast like Moon Geun Young, Park Si Hoo, and Kim Ji Suk.

The drama tells the story of an ordinary girl becoming a 'Cheongdamdong' (high class neighborhood) daughter-in-law. It will also deal with the requirements of marriage as well as true happiness.

How are you liking this new drama?

Actor Choi Min Soo leaves a warning message for Yoo Jae Suk?

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 05:10 PM PST

It seems as though veteran actor Choi Min Soo is not satisfied even after successfully getting revenge upon the ‘grasshopper’ Yoo Jae Suk on ‘Running Man‘.

During an interview segment with KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘, reporter Angela Kim suggested having a staring contest with Choi Min Soo. But upon making eye contact with the actor, the reporter burst into laughter and remarked, “This reminds me of what you did to Yoo Jae Suk in that scene [on 'Running Man'].”

Two years ago on ‘Running Man’, Choi Min Soo suffered a humiliation after he was quickly eliminated by Yoo Jae Suk. The actor then terrroized both the cast and crew of ‘Running Man’ and successfully got his revenge twice on the show.

While thinking back to his appearances on ‘Running Man’, Choi Min Soo left a short message of warning for Yoo Jae Suk, saying, “I’m going to make you shut your mouth.”

Choi Siwon’s character in ‘King of Dramas’ is revealed to be based on real-life stars

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 04:18 PM PST

SBS‘ ‘King of DramasJang Hang Joon PD recently shocked viewers by revealing that Choi Siwon‘s character, Kang Hyun Min, is based on real-life stars.

Jang Hang Joon PD revealed, “I can’t point to one person and say it’s them. But Kang Hyun Min’s character is based on the characters of a couple real-life people. The entertainment industry has a variety of actors. Among them there are stars who are stiff necked and actors who are not that wise. Kang Hyun Min is a character made up of a mix of these personalities.”

During a recent press conference for the drama, Choi Siwon was asked whether there is a Super Junior member closest to his character to which he replied, “In real-life, none of the members are like that. Everyone is sensitive and kind.”

What actors or idols do you suspect of having this kind of personality?

Who Wore it Better: Moon Chae Won vs. Yoon Eun Hye

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 03:17 PM PST

It’s a drama showdown on this edition of WWIB!

Moon Chae Won wore this double-breasted, oversized grey coat in a recent episode of ‘Nice Guy‘.

Yoon Eun Hye wore the same jacket on her own drama, ‘I Miss You‘.

Both women wore their jackets with other neutral colors and a pop of red- Chae Won with her shirt, and Eun Hye with her lipstick.  The coat is by Carven and can be purchased here for $855 USD.

They’re both lovely ladies, but who wore it better? Cast your vote in the poll and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

[Source: StarFashion]