Friday, December 21, 2012

"Jiyoung shares a photo of the ’94 line’ with Suzy, Sohyun, Krystal, and Sulli" plus 19 more

"Jiyoung shares a photo of the ’94 line’ with Suzy, Sohyun, Krystal, and Sulli" plus 19 more


Jiyoung shares a photo of the ’94 line’ with Suzy, Sohyun, Krystal, and Sulli

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 08:31 AM PST

KARA‘s Jiyoung shared a photo of the ’94 line’ with fans.

Suzy, Sohyun, Krystal, Sulli, and Jiyoung are well known to be close friends as they were all born in 1994 and they’re often seen hanging out with each other.

Jiyoung wrote “94 line” as she tweeted the photo, taken right before they sung a Christmas carol for the ‘Music Bank‘ Year End Special.

Which member is your favorite 94-line member?

Source: Jiyoung’s Twitter

Psy reaches 1 billion views on YouTube!

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 07:58 AM PST

Psy has reached 1 billion views on his YouTube video for “Gangnam Style“!

The hit single has been steadily climbing in views ever since it went viral. In September, the video hit 100 million views. A few days after that, it became the Most Liked Video, a feat that got Psy recognized by the Guiness World Records. He hit 200 million views in late September. In October, he managed to reach 500 million views, and in November finally beat Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” to top the chart of Most Viewed Videos of all time. To celebrate Psy’s incredibly successful year on the site, YouTube even featured him as a main component for their ‘Year in Review’ video, titling the video ‘Rewind YouTube Style‘ and featuring him on their logo.

And now, finally, Psy has reached 1,000,000,000 views on YouTube, a feat that has never been done before and probably will not be accomplished again for a while. Psy reaching the 1-billion mark was even accompanied by online jokes of the apocalypse, further proving his popularity.

Everyone has already probably watched the video, but check out the viral video again to commemorate reaching 1 billion!

Congratulations to Psy!

D-Unit, Big Star, and EXID send their Christmas greetings + BTS clips for ‘The Bugs Show Vol. 1′

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

D-Unit, Big Star, and EXID sent their Christmas greetings to fans in a couple of candid videos!

It looks like the three idol groups got together for a mini-Christmas party, photo op, and recording session. The videos were shared on D-Business Entertainment‘s official YouTube page as a way for them to greet fans before the holidays start.

Recording session videos of D-Unit’s Ram and Zin also hint that there may be some sort of Christmas release in the near future.

All the idols made sure to plug Big Star, D-Unit, Dok2, and The Quiett‘s upcoming joint concert 'The Bugs Show Vol 1‘.

Check out the clips below!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from RAM and Zin

BTS clips

“Welcome to Bugs Show!!! Happy Bugs Show Eve!!!”

MBLAQ Lee Joon’s yearbook photo revealed

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 07:05 AM PST

Fans of MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon have been excited about the reveal of the idol’s high school yearbook photo.

The photo, shared on an online community forum, shows a more conservative, clean-cut side of the sexy MBLAQ member. Fans can’t stop talking about Lee Joon’s twinkling eyes and his still-unchanged good looks.

They commented, “He’s so good-looking”, “He probably made a couple of girls cry”, “Serious handsome guy”, “Haet Nim (Oh Yeon Seo) probably fell for him again”, and more.

In related news, Lee Joon has been cast as NSS service agent Yoon Si Hyuk in KBS2TV‘s ‘Iris 2‘. He’ll also be playing the lead role in Director Kim Ki Duk‘s upcoming film, ‘An Actor is an Actor‘.

Fan comments frankly about IU’s physical appearance on ‘Quiz Show Q’

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 06:39 AM PST

During a recent filming of MBC‘s ‘Quiz Show Q‘, a fan featured as a guest and made a very frank comment about IU‘s physical appearance.

IU pointed out her devoted fan, Seo Jun Hyuk, from the crowd and shared, “He is a fan who liked me since my debut. We are of the same age, so we get along as friends.”

MC Park Myung Soo then asked, “What do you like the most about IU? Her Face?” The fan unexpectedly responded, “I enjoy her music. To be honest, her face is not my style,” bringing laughter with his blunt comment.

IU then tried to win her fan’s favor and asked cutely, “Don’t I look better now?”

Viewers commented, “IU’s very pretty”, “Haha, so cute. She asked if she looked better now”, “Think about your own face”, and more.

GLAM reveals Dahee’s comeback teaser photos?

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 06:13 AM PST

It looks like the “Party (XXO)” ladies of GLAM are gearing up for a comeback.

On December 21st, two photos of Dahee were uploaded onto the group's official Facebook page with the captions "DAHEE" and "I LIKE DAHEE!". While there seems to be no further information, many fans are guessing that the two photos are concept photos for an upcoming comeback. Photos of member ZINNI were also posted yesterday in the same fashion.

Stay tuned on allkpop for more information!

‘Superstar K4′s Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young pair up for ‘Vogue Korea’

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 05:49 AM PST

Mnet‘s ‘Superstar K4‘ finalists Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young paired up for the January issue of ‘Vogue Korea‘.

Roy Kim opened up about his musical direction and shared, “Rather than music that allows you to point out techniques, I’d rather do more carefree music, using the strength of my natural voice and going forward with that. I also want to learn more musical aspects.”

Jung Joon Young stated, “My shaky vocals should be trained more. I’ll think and decide for myself what style of music I will pursue.”

The full pictorial will be unveiled on the upcoming January issue of ‘Vogue Korea’.

In the meantime, check out photos below!

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Jewelry’s Yewon updates Twitter profile photo

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 05:25 AM PST

Jewelry‘s Yewon updated her Twitter profile photo with an adorable selca.

She tweeted on the 20th, “I changed my profile photo ^-^* I couldn’t sleep last night, so I changed everything, but I couldn’t couldn’t couldn’t sleep… Now my head hurts.

Yewon is usually seen sporting bangs, but in her newest selca, she swept her bangs back and pinned them into place with a cute ribbon pin. Even though it was a new look for her, she still showed her usual cuteness.

Fans commented, “I think you look better with this hairstyle“, “You look less cute and more womanly, it’s good“, “This suits you“, and more.

What do you think of Yewon’s ribbon?

Psy beats out Lee Byung Hun as the #1 Hallyu star viewers want to see on an American drama

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 05:02 AM PST

Psy was ranked as the #1 Hallyu star viewers want to see on an American drama, beating out actor Lee Byung Hun.

American drama channel AXN recently conducted a poll, titled ‘Hallyu star you most want to see on an American drama‘, which was filled out by 250 participants.

Psy, despite not being an actor, topped the list with 43% of the votes along with a message of support that reads, “The center of the ‘horse dance’ craze this year, Billboard all-kill, and now let’s go for #1 on American dramas with ‘Gangnam Style‘.”

Actor Lee Byung Hun followed in 2nd place with 25%, Kim Yoon Jin in 3rd (11%), and Bae Doo Na in 4th (8%), who already made their mark in Hollywood. Other stars who made it onto the list include Kim Tae Hee, Song Joong Ki, and Jang Dong Gun.

Comedian Kim Shin Young to take break for health reasons

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 04:42 AM PST

Comedian Kim Shin Young will be taking a break for a while due to worsening health conditions caused by fatigue.

According to her agency, Kim Shin Young’s health suddenly worsened while conducting her hectic schedule in Japan this past weekend, and she was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Kim Shin Young’s camp stated, “She is currently undergoing treatment and has returned from the hospital on the 19th. She has to carry out increasing schedules following the end of the year and seems to have suffered from fatigue. Kim Shin Young is currently undergoing treatment to stabilize her health condition, and she’s in need of continuous treatment, so it will be difficult for her to work at the moment. She will return to broadcasts with a healthy body in as little time as possible.”

Kim Shin Young is currently a DJ on MBC FM4U‘s ‘Jung Oh’s Song of Hope‘ as well as an MC for MBC‘s ‘Quiz to Change the World‘, MBC Every1‘s ‘Infinity Girls 3‘, and MBC Music‘s ‘Show! Champion‘.

Get well soon, Kim Shin Young!

Actor Lee Jong Suk leaves a warning for Facebook impersonator

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 04:16 AM PST

It seems as though Lee Jong Suk has fallen victim to impersonation.

Recently, Lee Jong Suk left a warning to his Facebook impersonator via me2day, writing, “What’s this… I don’t use Facebook! If I catch you, you’re dead!” He then added, “Tune into tonight’s broadcast,” telling fans to make sure to watch his drama, ‘School 2013‘.

Accompanied with the post was the photo above in which the actor is seen smiling brightly for the camera while dressed in his school uniform for his role.

Concerned fans responded, “People need to stop impersonating others“, “If the impersonator gets caught by me, that person is dead“, “Be careful“, and more.

Lee Seung Gi tops the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart for the 4th week

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 04:06 AM PST

Lee Seung Gi has topped the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Chart for the fourth week with “Looking Back“.

He has already topped other domestic charts in Korea, and he’s also showed up on the #1 spot again on the ‘Hot 100′ chart that was released on the 21st.

Akdong Musician took #2 with “You’re Attractive“, and Jellyfish Entertainment‘s “Because It’s Christmas” took 3rd place.

Park Ji Min asks fans to take away some of her cheek fat

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 03:32 AM PST

15&‘s Park Ji Min asked her fans to take some of her cheek fat.

She tweeted on the 19th, “I don’t take many pics lately. ㅠㅠ How about an old picture… Title: Please take my cheek fat,” and attached a photo of herself pulling at her cheeks.

The cute photo made her fans chuckle. They commented, “Ah, she’s so cute“, “How can she be so cute?“, “You’re like Luffy with the Gomu Gomu no Mi!“, and more.

Big Star create Christmas cards for fans

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 03:11 AM PST

The members of Big Star took time off their busy schedule to create Christmas cards for their fans.

On December 21st, leader FeelDog updated the group’s official me2day with the post, “Bringing back memories after a long time~ For the first time after elementary school, the members and I personally made Christmas cards for our ‘Only Ones’. Finally D-1 until ‘Bugs Show‘! Let’s spend a Merry Christmas together beforehand ^^.”

The singer also attached the video below in which all five members can be seen in an empty practice room diligently decorating Christmas cards that will be handed out to a lucky handful of fans.

Fans commented, “I’m jealous of whoever receives the cards“, “I look forward to ‘The Bugs Show’!“, “I’m proud to be a fan of Big Star“, and more.

Meanwhile, Big Star will be holding a collaborative concert event titled 'The Bugs Show Vol. 1' with others like Dok2, The Quiett, Electroboyz, D-UNIT, c-luv, DJ Tigger, and EXID at the Hongdae V-Hall on December 22nd. All proceeds from the collaborative concert will be donated to charity.

B2ST’s Yoseob wins #1 + Performances from December 21st’s ‘Music Bank: Year-End Christmas Special’!

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 02:46 AM PST

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances! Tonight, a special year-end Christmas episode aired, which featured a ton of special stages and artists to showcase their talented skills for a jolly evening.

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

B2ST‘s Yoseob also claimed victory with tonight’s ‘K-Chart‘ with his hit release of “Caffeine“! Congratulations to Yoseob.

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< Christmas Greetings from IU, CNBLUE, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation >

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Others who performed tonight included Lee Jang Woo & UEE, Ailee ft. INFINITE H, B.A.P & BtoB, 2AM, F.T. Island, Neil & Juniel, f(x), K.Will & SISTAR & Boyfriend, miss A, Chunji & Donghyun & Zelo & Sungjae, T-ara, Lee Jae Hoon & Kim Sung Soo & Jung Eunji, 2AM, TEEN TOP, INFINITE, Sohyun & Jiyoung & Suzy & Sulli & Krystal, SHINee, SISTAR, Yoseob & Junhyung, B2ST, KARA, TVXQ, and a special Christmas melody featuring all artists!

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< 2AM ft. Suzy & Minho >

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< K.Will, SISTAR, Boyfriend >

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< miss A >

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< Chunji, Donghyun, Zelo, Sungjae >

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< T-ara >

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< Lee Jae Hoon, Kim Sung Soo, Jung Eunji >

*Coming soon*

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< TEEN TOP >

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< INFINITE >

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< Sohyun, Jiyoung, Suzy, Sulli, Krystal >

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< SHINee >

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< SISTAR >

*Coming soon*

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< Yoseob & Junhyung >

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< KARA >

*Coming soon*

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< All Artists – Encore >

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Park Jung Min holds third annual Christmas fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 02:28 AM PST

SS501‘s Park Jung Min held his third annual Christmas fan meeting, ‘Christmas Fan Meeting 2012 – Beautiful‘, on December 19th in Japan’s Tokyo Dome.

To match the idea from his latest single “Beautiful“, he chose to go with a musical-themed concert. He entered as the character from “Beautiful”, who had forgotten his name. The concept was that he traveled between the ’80s, the ’50s, the future, and the present in a musical-like style.

Each time period included different songs from the era as well as people and episodes he encountered at the time. He sung and spoke in Japanese, singing hits like “Foreigner” and “Sayonara“, as well as other Japanese songs.

When he returned to the ‘present’, his official Japanese fan club decided on the name Family. In commemoration of the naming of his official fan club, he sang “Let’s Become a Family” by Masaharu Fukuyama.

He stated, “It’s been three years since I promised to spend Christmas with my fans in Japan. I’m so happy that I can hold events like this,” and sang “Do You Know“, his own hit song, for the crowd.

Park Jung Min ended the fan meeting with encore songs ‘Wara Wara‘ and “Beautiful”. He also thanked his fans with a handshake event.

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Brown Eyed Girls release “L.O.V.E” remix teaser for ‘Tonight 37.2°C’ concert

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 02:05 AM PST

Brown Eyed Girls have released their latest teaser video for their upcoming 19+ rated solo concert, 'Tonight 37.2°C’.

After releasing group and solo teasers, the sixth teaser to be released features a remix of the song that got Brown Eyed Girls noticed, “L.O.V.E” from their first mini-album ‘With L.O.V.E‘.

As mentioned earlier, Brown Eyed Girls are scheduled to hold their first solo concert in Korea since 2010 on December 24th and 25th at the Central City Millennium Hall located in Seoul. The group will become the first girl group to hold a 19+ rating solo concert, prohibiting minors from seeing the show.

Check out the new teaser below!

Rookie singer ‘d.ear’ pre-releases “December 24″ from upcoming album

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 01:44 AM PST

Real Collabo‘s new solo artist d.ear has pre-released the track “December 24” off of his upcoming full-length album.

The pre-released track is a smooth ballad that sings of a boy who reminisces about the time he confessed to his lover.

It’s been revealed that d.ear is a talented singer-songwriter who has participated in composing, writing, arranging, and mixing the tracks in his upcoming album.

It’s unclear when d.ear will release his full-length album, but until then, check out his pre-released track below!

MBC prepares new talk show ‘The Actors’

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 01:19 AM PST

MBC is currently preparing for a new talk show.

According to to the television network, there are currently preparations being made for a new pilot program called ‘The Actors‘ (working title). Although there is nothing confirmed on the panel, it will be a group talk show featuring actresses.

The show is scheduled to start in the beginning of January, and there is a high probability that it will be a follow-up to ‘Come to Play‘. Another show that is being considered to follow ‘Come to Play’ is a variety program that is being planned by the ‘Come to Play’ PD, which will also be a talk show.

‘Jeon Woo Chi’ beats out ‘I Miss You’ in ratings

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 12:56 AM PST

Jeon Woo Chi‘ reinstated itself into the #1 spot in terms of viewer ratings.

The drama had ranked at #1 for its first few episodes, but dropped in rankings not only because of criticism of Lee Hee Joon‘s acting, but also its slow plot. However, with the establishment of UEE and Cha Tae Hyun‘s romance line and the plot starting to pick up pace, ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ started to increase its ratings.

The episode that aired on the 20th raked in a viewer rating of 11.9%, which was 0.5% higher than Wednesday’s episode and even higher than the highest rating ‘I Miss You‘ has received so far.

On the other hand, ‘I Miss You’ saw plummeting ratings despite the kiss scene between Yoon Eun Hye and Yoochun, dropping a full 2% from its 11.7% last week. The drop may be attributed to Wednesday’s cancellation of the show due to the presidential elections.