Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Is GLAM gearing up for a comeback?" plus 19 more

"Is GLAM gearing up for a comeback?" plus 19 more


Is GLAM gearing up for a comeback?

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 08:46 AM PST

Are the Party (XXO) ladies of GLAM gearing up for a comeback?

On December 20th, two photos of Zinni were uploaded onto the group’s official Facebook page with the captions ”ZINNI” and “I LIKE ZINNI“. While there seems to be no further information, many fans are guessing that the two photos are concept photos for their potential comeback.

Stay tuned on allkpop for more information!

Source: GLAM’s Facebook

Girls’ Generation releases new teamwork photo

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 08:18 AM PST

Girls’ Generation has released a new teamwork photo ahead of the release of their new song on December 21st!

Unlike the first photo, which appeared to be a logo for their upcoming comeback, this photo shows the girls’ hands gathered all together in unison, showing off their camaraderie and teamwork.

One insider had revealed, "There is a rumor that the song that will be pre-released is one that has been worked hard on, as much as a title track, so I'm looking forward to it." There are also rumors that this pre-release coming up is actually a remake of a famous song and that the girls have worked on it years ago, but are now using this chance to reveal the track.

Are you ready for Girls’ Generation’s new song?

Source: Girls’ Generation’s Twitter

‘KBS Entertainment Awards’ reveals Daesang nominees

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 08:06 AM PST

The ‘2012 KBS Entertainment Awards‘ has revealed its Daesang nominees.

KBS revealed, “The ’2012 KBS Entertainment Awards’ will start at 9:15PM KST on the 22nd at the Seoul Yeouido KBS Hall with Shin Dong Yup, miss A‘s Suzy, and announcer Lee Ji Ae as MCs.

They also announced the 5 Daesang nominees. The nominees were Kim Joon Ho from ‘Gag Concert‘ and ‘Qualifications of Men‘, Shin Dong Yup from ‘Hello‘, and ‘Immortal Song 2‘, Yoo Jae Suk from ‘Happy Together 3‘, Lee Kyung Kyu from ‘Qualifications of Men’, and Lee Soo Geun from ‘1 Night 2 Days‘, and ‘Win Win‘.

The awards will also include a category on ‘The Best Program Chosen by Viewers‘ through real-time SNS voting. B2ST as well as teams from ‘Immortal Song 2′ will be attending the show to perform as well.

More details on January debut of YG Entertainment’s new girl group

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 07:33 AM PST

YG Entertainment has announced that its new girl group will be unveiled on January 15th of 2013.

On December 20th, CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed, “Everything about the new girl group that we’ve prepared for so long will be revealed on January 15th.”

He also shared that the members of the girl group are not yet confirmed, stating, “We’ve recorded each member’s practice sessions over a long period of time, and though it’s not a survival competition, we’ll be eliminating 1-2 revealed members.”

Yang Hyun Suk added, “An existing member who was previously revealed to the public has already left YG’s new girl group,” increasing curiosity about the group’s final members.

YG will be posting videos of the members on its official homepage mid-January, and afterwards, the final members and debut song will be confirmed. The CEO also revealed, “YG’s new girl group will be vastly different than existing girl groups. We’ve decided that the members need to be acknowledged by the public before their debut, and we’re planning a fresh promotional strategy.”

YG Entertainment previously introduced Kim Eun Bi, one of the top six contestants on ‘Superstar K2‘, Yuna Kim from the US auditions of ‘Superstar K‘, Jenny Kim, the second mysterious girl, and a 16-year-old girl of mixed heritage as part of the members of the group.

Tip: rei.a

TEEN TOP announces 5-city European tour

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 07:05 AM PST

T.O.P Media has announced that TEEN TOP will be holding a five-city European tour!

On December 20th, the agency revealed, “In 2013, TEEN TOP will meet their fans at the ‘TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013‘ starting with Munich, Germany on February 2nd and Dortmund, London, Paris, and Barcelona until the 10th.”

TEEN TOP will be standing on the same stage that famous acts, such as Rihanna, have performed on before.

In related news, the boys were featured on France’s ‘Le Grand Journal‘ TV program, where they were introduced as a “group with much talent” and “a Korean group with prospects in France.” TEEN TOP are also preparing for their first full-length album.

Check out the scheduled tour dates below!

Date: 2 Feb 2013
(Munich, Germany @ Backstage)

Date: 3 Feb 2013
(Dortmund, Germany  @ FZW)

Date: 8 Feb 2013
(London, England @ The Forum)

Date : 9 Feb 2013
(Paris, France @ le Trianon)

Date : 10 Feb 2013
(Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo)

Tip: angelontop

2NE1′s Minzy sends a greeting to YG fans

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 06:40 AM PST

2NE1‘s youngest member Minzy had a special message for fans of YG Entertainment.

Minzy posted to YG’s official me2day, “Minzy’s message to those of you crazy for YG! Crazy for YG. Christmas is coming, but I’m giving you a gift early! My bare-face selca. Be careful of catching a cold, and I hope you end 2012 well! Please give more love to Minzy, who’ll be an adult in 2013.”

Fans commented, “Gong Minzy is getting prettier every day”, “Minzy turns 20 next year!”, and more.

In related news, 2NE1 wrapped up their ‘New Evolution‘ global tour in Singapore earlier this month.

C-CLOWN members reveal childhood photos for ‘C-CLOWN Kid Version Battle’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 06:15 AM PST

The six members of C-CLOWN shared their childhood photos for a ‘C-CLOWN Kid Version Battle’ on Twitter.

The photos reveal that C-CLOWN had star potential even as youngsters. Baby Rome sits on top of a piano, looking down at the keys in fascination, while a slightly older Kangjun can be seen playing the piano. Young Siwoo shows his cool side with sunglasses and an awesome mini-tricycle, elementary student Ray flashes a bright smile, kindergartner T.K. is excited to play the drums, and kid Maru demonstrates his dance skills.

Fans commented, “These little kids have grown into fine men! Thanks for growing up well”, “They were artsy since they were young. Now they’re stars!”, “All the members were cute. I want a son”, and more.

In related news, the group will be celebrating T.K.’s birthday (December 20th) with a small party and fan meeting on the 22nd.

Would you have known who’s who just by looking at C-CLOWN’s childhood photos? Which ‘C-CLOWN Kid’ is cutest in your opinion?

Big Bang’s Taeyang hangs out with G-Dragon’s dog

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 05:46 AM PST

Big Bang‘s Taeyang hung out with G-Dragon‘s adorable pet dog, Jolie.

G-Dragon posted to Twitter:

It also seems that as Jolie’s dad, G-Dragon wasn’t too fond of the fact that Taeyang was teasing the poor pup with a delicious treat.

Fans commented, “They’re both so cute“, “Jolie has grown up so much“, and more.

In related news, Big Bang is preparing for ‘Alive GALAXY Tour 2012‘ concerts in Hong Kong, London, and Japan.

IU to possibly star in new KBS drama?

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 05:21 AM PST

Loen Entertainment has revealed that IU is currently undergoing talks for a role in the upcoming KBS drama, ‘You’re the Best In Soon Shin‘.

One insider commented on IU possibly playing the lead in the weekend drama, saying, “She’s currently negotiating a variety of drama projects. It hasn’t been decided yet.” He also added that IU’s projects for 2013 have yet to be confirmed.

There have been rumors that the singer would be starring in another drama since earlier this year. Considering the success of ‘Dream High‘ in which IU played the role of ‘Pil Suk’, it’s plausible that she might be given the lead role in this new drama.

IU is also preparing for an album release in the first half of 2013.

Rainbow and Dal Shabet hold ‘Red Christmas’ coffee shop concert for Dal.Komm coffee

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 04:50 AM PST

Rainbow and Dal Shabet held a ‘Red Christmas‘ mini-concert for their fans at a Dal.Komm Coffee shop on the 20th. The girl groups participated in the ‘Veranda Live: Colors of Christmas‘ series.

Dal.Komm Coffee representatives previously commented, "We are launching a 'Veranda Live' project in which talented musicians will perform at 'Dal.Komm Coffee' locations all over the nation with the unique theme of coffee and music at no charge. 'Dal.Komm Coffee' is currently distinguishing itself by implementing marketing strategies utilizing music to capture the attention of customers."

Rainbow and Dal Shabet each prepared three to four of their hit songs for the 'Veranda Live' concert. A representative from Dal.Komm Coffee commented, "It'll be a chance to meet Rainbow and Dal Shabet, who've been noticed for their impressive vocals and stage manners, close up at a live concert. The 'Veranda Live' project features musicians as well as idol groups, and this will be a chance to see a fresh, musical side of the two girl groups."

Check out footage and photos from the mini-concert below.

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Lee Soo Geun reveals marital issue on ‘Win Win’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 04:27 AM PST

Comedian Lee Soo Geun revealed a marital issue regarding his life savings.

On the December 18th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘, the MCs were given a chance to consult their problems with monk Hyemin, who guested on the show.

Lee Soo Geun openly asked, “It’s not [something I'm stressed about], but I heard from many that I shouldn’t do this… my wife has been changing all of our accounts to her name. And now I find myself left with nothing under my name… is this okay?

Monk Hyemin, after slight hesitation, asked, “Is it possible that your wife is nervous that you may leave her?” He advised, “There is a reason for anxiety. You have to find the source.

MC Tak Jae Hoon then joked that it was because Lee Soo Geun has been sleeping out for ‘1N2D‘ too often.

Monk Hyemin sternly stated, “You must change together through communication. Don’t let your thoughts be left in your heart, and try to express yourself as often as possible.

Um Jung Hwa admits defeat in the voting-fashion battle with Lee Hyori

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 03:55 AM PST

Um Jung Hwa admitted defeat in her voting-fashion battle with Lee Hyori.

The two sexy singers had promised to hold a fashion battle on Election Day. Lee Hyori showed up in heels, a black coat, sunglasses, a cap, and bright red lipstick, while Um Jung Hwa dressed in all black, wearing a fashionable hat to complete her outfit.

After she voted, Um Jung Hwa tweeted, “I finished voting. I saw couples voting hand-in-hand. They looked so happy.~. Wife. When will I become one~~ kekekeke. Anyway, Lee Hyori totally won!!!

Who do you think won the fashion battle?

Park Jung Min shows dual performance power at his ‘Face Off’ Japanese concert

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 03:30 AM PST

For two days on December 18th and 19th, SS501‘s Park Jung Min performed for a crowd of 5,000 fans for his ‘Face Off‘ concert.

Held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall, the concert presented dual images of both Park Jung Min and Romeo, his Japanese stage name. The concert kicked off on the 18th with performances as Romeo, showing fans a side of him never seen before with a mixture of fantasy and mystery. Romeo performed “Give Me Your Heart“, his first single, and “Tonight’s the Night“, his second single, among a total of 15 songs.

The singer opted to put his full focus on his songs, putting commentary at a minimum to show off his vocal prowess instead.

The concert on the 19th saw his return as Park Jung Min for a fun, light-hearted Christmas fan meeting, titled ‘Beautiful‘, with musical-like stage directions centered around the concept of his November single release, ‘Beautiful‘. Aside from his title track, he sang a number of foreign hits like Mr. Children‘s “365 Days” and Elvis Presley‘s “Love Me Tender“.

2PM’s Jun.K releases “Sunshine” MV for ‘My Little Hero’ OST

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

The music video for 2PM Jun.K‘s "Sunshine" for the movie soundtrack of 'My Little Hero' has been released.

'My Little Hero' tells the story of a third-rate musical director who puts on a confident facade. He participates in a large musical audition program for a chance to turn his life around, but gets partnered up with a child who has almost no chance of winning. The movie will follow the story of the pair as they try to achieve an impossible dream.

Jun.K's song 'Sunshine' is the main character's theme song. 'My Little Hero' is set to be released in theaters on January 10th.

Check out the MV below!

Tip: heyraa

B2ST’s Yoseob wins #1 + performances from December 20th’s Christmas special of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 02:35 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" has aired its Christmas special! Dongwoon and Hoya of INFINITE H acted as the special hosts for the last episode of the year.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, INFINITE H, f(x), and Starship Planet‘s K.Will, Soyu, and Jeongmin held special performances just for fans, while Sunny Hill made their comeback.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between SECRET and B2ST‘s Yoseob, but in the end, it was Yoseob who clinched the win tonight with "Caffeine“!

Congratulations to Yoseob on his 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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[Special Christmas/Backstage Clips]

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[January Comeback Teasers]

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Performers tonight included Shinhwa‘s Hyesung, Nell, Sunny Hill, B2ST‘s Yoseob, INFINITE‘s Sunggyu, Dal Shabet, Roh Ji Hoon, SPICA, Ailee, Hello Venus, Hi.ni, EXCITE, and THE SEEYA!

Check out the performances below:

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Nell >

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B2ST‘s Yoseob >

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INFINITE‘s Sunggyu >

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Dal Shabet >

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Roh Ji Hoon >

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SPICA >

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Ailee >

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Hello Venus >

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Hi.ni >

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EXCITE >

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THE SEEYA feat. Lee Boram >

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f(x) perform “1, 2, 3″ + “Electric Shock” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 02:23 AM PST

The girls of f(x) have prepared special performances for the Christmas special of ‘M! Countdown‘!

f(x) performed their cover of the Peppertones‘ song “1, 2, 3” from SMTOWN‘s eighth winter album, ‘2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift‘ as well as their past hit “Electric Shock“.

Check out their special stages below!

“1, 2, 3″

“Electric Shock”

K.Will, SISTAR’s Soyu, and Boyfriend’s Jeongmin perform “White Love” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 02:07 AM PST

Starship Entertainment labelmates K. WillSISTAR's Soyu, and Boyfriend's Jeongmin have collaborated for a festive Christmas single titled “White Love“.

The Starship Planet trio held a special performance on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown' of the chart-topping hit!

Check out the music video if you haven’t already and their performance below!

Sunny Hill return with “Goodbye to Romance” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 02:02 AM PST

The talented Sunny Hill have released their 2nd mini-album, 'Antique Romance'!

Their title song "Goodbye to Romance" was written and composed by lyricist Kim Eana and composer Lee Min Soo.

Check out their comeback performance of “Goodbye to Romance” below!

INFINITE H perform “Look at Her Go” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 01:23 AM PST

INFINITE‘s much-anticipated subunit INFINITE H have made their first performance as a duo on ‘M! Countdown‘!

As fans already know, the two rappers of the group, Hoya and Dongwoo, are releasing their own album in the upcoming new year. INFINITE H (H stands for Hip Hop, by the way) will be kicking off their promotions in January!

Hoya and Dongwoo are also acting as the special double MCs for the night.

Check out their special performance of T-Pain‘s ”Look at Her Go” (feat. Chris Brown) below!

Comedian Shin Bora reveals how Song Joong Ki made her flustered

Posted: 20 Dec 2012 12:54 AM PST

It seems nobody can stop from swooning over actor Song Joong Ki, and comedian Shin Bora is no exception.

During KBS 2TV‘s ’Gag Concert‘ press conference held on the 18th, Shin Bora shared, “Although I have acted as a couple with a lot of male stars, Song Joong Ki is the most memorable one.”

She explained, “During the time Song Joong Ki made a guest appearance, not a lot of guests were featured, so I became very nervous after hearing the news of his guest appearance. It was a nerve-racking situation, and Song Joong Ki unexpectedly initiated skinship. I actually blushed,” revealing how Song Joong Ki unintentionally wooed her on-screen.