Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo to get married on Christmas Day" plus 19 more

"Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo to get married on Christmas Day" plus 19 more


Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo to get married on Christmas Day

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 09:32 AM PST

Pledis Entertainment CEO Han Sung Soo will be getting married on December 25th.

Pledis Entertainment is home to big artists such as Son Dam Bi, After School (and its subunit Orange Caramel), NU’EST, and Hello Venus.

Even though the CEO is widely known and well connected in the industry, he will be holding a small ceremony with only his close friends and family.

CEO Han Sung Soo first debuted into the entertainment industry as a ballerino, he worked his way up to become an employee at SM Entertainment and was BoA‘s manager. He then proceeded to open his own successful company in Pledis.

No detailed information was released on Han Sung Hoo’s bride to be but it was revealed that she is the daughter of famous Korean designer Park Yoon Soo and she is also studying design.

Congratulations to Han Sung Soo.

Tip: pledislover

F.T. Island’s Hongki dyes his hair silver

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 09:04 AM PST

F.T. Island‘s Hongki has dyed his hair silver.

A few hours ago, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Preparing for a transformation“. About three hours after that, he wrote, “Tada Evangelion” and attached a photo of himself with his new hair color. The second tweet possibly alluded to either characters Kaworu or Rei from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, as both characters both sport silver-blue hair.

What do you think of his new hairstyle?

Source: Hongki’s Twitter

Celebrities urge fans to vote in the upcoming Presidential Election

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 08:33 AM PST

Celebrities urged everyone to participate in the President Election by voting on December 19th.

SHINee‘s Jonghyun wrote a series of tweets to his fans. He wrote, “I don’t know much as well, but I’m doing my best to make a serious decision. There’s a time when I spent all night studying for tests during finals week in Korea. For the day that determines our future, let’s take a little break, study and vote tomorrow! The voting rate among the youth is so low. The sovereign power of Korea is in the hands of its citizens, and everything is decided by the citizens. It’s the 2nd article in the 1st chapter of our law. It’s tomorrow. There are many friends near the young Jonghyun that say that they’re not interested and they don’t know (what’s going on)… It’s disappointing… It’s our business! Let’s Definitely vote!

2PM‘s Chansung tweeted, “To everyone who hasn’t decided which candidate to vote for yet..! To everyone who say that there’s no one to vote for..! Even if it’s not the best, you can still have a choice..!! No matter what side, if you look hard enough you’ll find good points. If you’re hungry, you can’t decide not to eat because there’s no food that you like…^^“.

2AM‘s Jo Kwon wrote, “The people that vote is the future of Korea..*“, and Seulong tweeted, “Everyone, it’s very easy, right?? Let’s all vote“.

Wonder GirlsYenny tweeted, “It’s finally tomorrow! December 19th! It’s the 18th Presidential Election Day~ Everyone, I trust that everyone will vote!! I’m going back home to Paju tomorrow so I can vote as well~ I’m nervous and anticipating it..! Fighting!!!!“.

After School‘s Lizzy also wrote, “Today is Election Day! Everyone, go vote~ Also, apparently today’s my 1000th day since debut♥ Thank you“.

Lee Hyori retweeted many things about voting, and also wrote, “Many idol hoobaes wrote messages urging people to vote… At that age, I wasn’t like that, and I’m so proud of them.. I’m looking forward to cool proof shots~^^“.

On the way back from ‘Running Man‘ filming, HaHa wrote, “I’m in the running KTX.. It’s been a while, right? Gary is sleeping next to me~ Behind me is the giraffe and the skilled hyung. Behind them rest Yoo-god and Big-nose hyung! We ate a box of snacks, a lunchbox and drank some beer on the way back home from working hard! We have to get up fast! Because we have to vote tomorrow! You’ll vote, right? hehe“.

DJ DOC‘s Kim Chang Ryul tweeted, “I~ Say Vo. You~ Say Te. Ke. Vo~“.

Yoon Jong Shin wrote, “Originally, I was going to move tomorrow… It was a day I had planned since a long time ago… I’ve boldly pushed it a day back.. Voting comes before moving^^“.

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee said, “It’s my second presidential election. I’m already in my mid-20s. Everyone, go vote with me. Aren’t you looking forward to it?

It’s good to see all the idols so eager to vote.

Trailer for Hip Korea: The YG Family revealed

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 08:03 AM PST

It appears the members of YG Entertainment will be featured on an upcoming episode of Hip Korea which airs on the Discovery Channel in select countries around the world.

Earlier today, a special trailer for this upcoming episode was revealed on the YouTube channel of Bang Singapore Pte Lte, the production company behind Hip Korea. The trailer was actually uploaded back in July but was only revealed to the public earlier today.

The following description was added with the video: “The story of the rise of K-Pop as seen through the story of the YG Family’s biggest stars: Big Bang and 2NE1. Coming soon on Discovery Channel (Trailer – Work in Progress).

Over two years ago, the ladies of 2NE1 were featured on the same program and Jinu Kim of Jinusean was also interviewed. No word on when exactly the YG Family episode will air but you can check out the trailer below.

If the embed is disabled, you can view the video here.

Tip: Erica

‘The Romantic & Idol’ reveals lineup for season 2

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 07:31 AM PST

The lineup for the second season of tvN‘s ‘The Romantic & Idol‘ has been revealed!

G.NA, Jewelry‘s Yewon, SPICA‘s Jiwon, and TWO XEunyoung as well as F.T. Island‘s Jonghun, BtoB‘s Minhyuk, VIXXN, and ZE:A‘s Kevin are the idols who’ll be featured in the new season of the reality series.

A representative from the show commented, “Just like the first ‘The Romantic & Idol’, there was a lot of tension and strong emotions on set. All the [idols] appeared as your average 20-somethings and showed their sincere feelings.”

However, it has yet to be decided when the second season will air.

In related news, the first season of the show, featuring 2PM‘s Jun.K, MBLAQ‘s Mir, JJ Project‘s JB, ZE:A‘s Hyungsik, 4minute‘s Jihyun, Rainbow‘s Seung Ah, AoA‘s Hyejeong, and FIESTAR‘s Jei, will be airing until December 30th.

Nine Muses to make comeback in January + rumors of member change

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 07:09 AM PST

‘Model idols’ Nine Muses will be making a comeback in January of 2013.

The girls have finished recording most of the songs on their upcoming album, which is currently undergoing post-production. Nine Muses’ title track has been revealed to be produced by Sweetune, who’s worked with the group since their song “Figaro“.

The upcoming album will mark almost a year since Nine Muses promoted their song “Ticket” last March. The members are reported to have performed at events and finished individual schedules in the meantime.

What’s particularly interesting is the rumor of a member change. After a photo of an event promotion was spread online, fans noticed that some members were not present. Nine Muses is also rumored to be planning to promote as a full 9-member team once again.

Tip: justin

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica updates UFO Town profile photo

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 06:50 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica has updated her UFO Town (a site that connects fans with their idols) profile photo.

On the 18th, Jessica shared a series of lovely photos she took with a fluffy cloud of cotton candy. She took a bite and blew a kiss to her fans. Jessica previously updated her UFO Town profile with a flight attendant outfit.

Fans commented, “Your charms have no end”, “I want to eat cotton candy too”, “I want to be Jessica’s cotton candy”, and more.

In other news, Girls' Generation released their second Japanese album 'Girls' Generation II: Girls & Peace' last month.

Shinhwa’s Hyesung releases teaser clip for year-end concert, ‘The Year’s Journey’

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 06:25 AM PST

Shinhwa‘s Hyesung has released a teaser clip for his upcoming year-end concert, ‘The Year’s Journey‘.

The teaser clip includes footage of Hyesung practicing with his band for the concert, which sold out 8,000 tickets instantly.

The ‘2012-2013 Shin Hyesung Concert – The Year’s Journey‘ will be held on December 30th and 31st at Kyunghee University’s Hall of Peace.

In related news, Shin Hyesung released his special winter album 'Winter Poetry' earlier this month.

Check out the teaser clip below!

Girl’s Day’s Hyeri lifts Jung Hyung Don on ‘Weekly Idol’?

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 06:01 AM PST

Girl’s Day‘s Hyeri has proven herself to be a lot stronger than she looks.

During filming for the December 19th episode of MBC Every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, the 18-year-old idol lifted host Jung Hyung Don in one go.

In the regular ‘profile exam’ segment of the show, it was revealed that despite being the youngest of Girl’s Day, Hyeri is literally able to carry the other members on her shoulders. The older members stated, “Hyeri is a lot stronger than she looks,” raising the curiosity of Jung Hyung Don who asked to be given a piggy back ride.

Jung Hyung Don was a bit worried, but Hyeri easily lifted the larger-than-average comedian. She even seemed at ease as she walked around with him on her back.

He commented, “She was so stable,” obviously surprised. Hyeri was then given the nickname “Amazonian girl.”

This episode of ‘Weekly Idol’ will air on the 19th at 6PM KST.

IU to release ‘Real Fantasy’ special concert DVD

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 05:35 AM PST

IU will be releasing a special DVD of her first nationwide concert tour, ‘Real Fantasy 2012‘.

Her agency Loen Entertainment announced on the 18th, “To commemorate IU’s first nationwide tour that started in June with her concert in Seoul, Ulsan, Jeonju, Suwon, Busan, Daegu, and her final encore concert in Seoul, IU will be releasing ‘IU Real Fantasy 2012 Special DVD‘ this coming 27th.”

The special DVD, which includes 50 minutes of footage from IU’s live performances, concert rehearsals, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes clips, was prepared as a gift to her fans.

‘IU Real Fantasy 2012 Special DVD’ releases on December 27th. In the meantime, check out the promotional clip below!

SHINee’s Taemin expresses his thoughts on voting for first time

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 05:11 AM PST

SHINee‘s youngest member Taemin expressed his thoughts on voting for the first time.

The idol, who turned 19 years old (Korean age: 20) this past July, shared, “As this time is my first time voting, I feel a sense of responsibility, and I’m also nervous.”

Despite the fact that Taemin was in Japan for promotions with SHINee on the day of elections, he’s reported to have taken time off to vote in person at a poll center in Gangnam, Seoul.

South Korea held its presidential elections on December 19th.

Ryeowook reveals Super Junior K.R.Y’s ‘Promise You’ album jacket photo

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 04:45 AM PST

Ryeowook of Super Junior‘s subgroup Super Junior K.R.Y. (Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung) has revealed the album jacket photo for their upcoming Japanese single, "Promise You".

Ryeowook posted to Twitter on the 18th, “Promise You. What I want to tell you is just that I love you,” along with the image above.

“Promise You” is officially set to be released in Japan on January 23rd, 2013. As a coupling song, Super Junior K.R.Y will be covering Hitoto Yo's "Hanamizuki".

In the meantime, check out the teaser below if you missed it!

Tip: Heesupporter

Eye Candy: Blonde K-Pop Girls

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 04:23 AM PST

Following the last 'Eye Candy: Blond K-Pop Boys' edition courtesy of allkpop's staff, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with the blonde girls of K-pop!

Blonde hair is all the rage in K-pop right now – at least one member per group can be seen with bright yellow hair. There are so many blondes that it's impossible to list them all, but here are just a few of them, in no particular order.


Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica

Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon

2NE1‘s CL

f(x)‘s Victoria

f(x)‘s Luna

f(x)‘s Amber

Hello VenusAlice

Hello VenusLime

T-ara‘s Jiyeon

T-ara‘s Ahreum

KARA‘s Gyuri

Brown Eyed GirlsGa In

BoA

After School/Orange Caramel‘s Nana

After School/Orange Caramel‘s Lizzy

Of course, there are many, many more, but listing everyone would go beyond the limits of this Eye Candy. Which girls are your favorite blondes?

‘Superstar K4′s Jung Joon Young reveals Roy Kim likes to brag about his body

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 03:58 AM PST

Superstar K4‘s Jung Joon Young and Roy Kim recently shared hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about each other.

On the December 18th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘, Jung Joon Young shared, “After finishing ‘Superstar K4′, I just drank, drank, and drank. I can tolerate up to four bottles [of alcohol],” revealing how he coped with his elimination.

He then opened up about a funny experience in Hong Kong, saying, “Roy Kim likes a relaxing environment like a massage spa. I am the exact opposite and like active things. After coming to Hong Kong, I went around Hong Kong clubs. I danced and yelled, ‘Korean Style’.” Roy Kim responded, “I didn’t know Jung Joon Young would act like that in Hong Kong as well. To be honest, we lived like that in the dorm.”

Jung Joon Young wittily retaliated, “To be honest, Roy Kim is also a spectacle to watch. Even in the dorm, he would wear his ‘apple’ hairstyle. He would take off his clothes and look at the mirror for twenty minutes daily and brag about his body.”

Roy Kim explained, “At the time, I was training, and I became fascinated with the change in my appearance, so I looked in the mirror.”

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri updates UFO Town profile photo

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 03:30 AM PST

Girls’ Generation Yuri‘s new UFO Town profile photo has been gathering attention.

The Girls' Generation member shared a photo set of four different expressions, and fans couldn’t help but notice her maturing beauty and milky skin.

Netizens commented, “Yuri became prettier”, “The pictures highlight her innocent charms”, “She’s attractive with minimal makeup because she’s a natural beauty”, and more.

Sean Lee, Shin Ji Ae, and more attend Brand New Music’s concert ‘Brand New Year’

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

Hip hop company Brand New Music successfully finished its family concertBrand New Day Vol. 2 Brand New Year‘ on the 16th in front of 2,000 fans.

Brand New Music tweeted friendly snapshots taken with various celebrities backstage, including Park So Hyun, celebrity fitness trainer Sean Lee, pro golfer Shin Ji Ae, Lee Kyun, Mighty Mouth‘s Shorry J, Korean short track speed skater Kwak Yoon Gy, and more came to show their support for the Brand New Music artists at the concert.

Brand New Music stated, “Our artists, such as Phantom, As One, Verbal Jint and Rhymer, have established relationships with celebrities within their social circles, but there are also many celebrities who have no close friends within the company and came solely because they’re fans of the music. We thank our fans for coming out to support us. We’ll work hard to prepare better music and concerts for next year.”

Check out the celebrity snapshots below!

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‘Jeon Woo Chi’ releases adorable photos of UEE on set

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 02:40 AM PST

After School‘s UEE showed off her aegyo on the set of KBS 2TV‘s ’Jeon Woo Chi‘.

On the 17th, ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ revealed a few photos of UEE that charmed the on-site staff. During a filming break, UEE shook her arms in all directions and tried to warm herself up; she rubbed her hands together and brought them up to her cheeks to warm herself.

Though UEE had to film late into the cold night, she is reported to have finished the entire filming without complaints and with a bright smile on her face.

The staff even named her the mascot of ‘Jeon Woo Chi’, saying, “We work with bright actors, so the set is always full of laughter even with the cold. UEE must be very tired because we have overnight shootings and we’re always busy filming, but she’s always cheery. Her bright personality is always a big help to ‘Jeon Woo Chi’.

Yoo Jae Suk promises to watch ‘We Got Married’ if Defconn and Park Bo Young star together

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST

Defconn revealed that he would like to shoot ‘We Got Married‘ with Park Bo Young as his partner.

On the December 17th episode of ‘Come to Play‘, Park Bo Young asked, “Why do men like young women?” Defconn answered, “Bo Young has to meet older men. You’re very innocent, so if you date people your age, you’ll get used. Date people who have experience. I’m not saying you should date me though.

His last line caused MC Kim Won Hee to comment, “Dangerous words.” However, Deconn responded, “Why? There’s a possibility we can film ‘We Got Married’.” When everyone expressed their shock at his statement, he said, “No, I’m just saying it might happen. You never know what will happen. We can go wearing masks in Myungdong and eat hot dogs together.

Yoo Jae Suk answered, “If Defconn and Park Bo Young film ‘We Got Married’ together, I’ll watch every episode without missing an episode. What I want is to see Park Bo Young cry her eyes out because of Defconn,” causing everyone to laugh.

Can you imagine the two as a couple on ‘We Got Married’?

Pledis Entertainment reveals ver. 3 of ‘Seventeen TV’ to promote upcoming boy group Seventeen

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 01:52 AM PST

Pledis Entertainment has revealed ‘version 3′ of ‘Seventeen TV‘.

The new version is shot in the upcoming seventeen-member boy group‘s (tentatively named Seventeen) practice room. Fans recently learned that the group will make their debut in January 2013. Pledis also revealed that Seventeen will promote in Korea, China, and Japan right from the get-go.

'Seventeen TV' is designed to introduce the group and its members to the world.

Check out the previously released teasers here and ‘version 3′ below.

Kim Hee Sun reveals she suffers from anemia

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 01:24 AM PST

Kim Hee Sun revealed that she suffers from anemia.

On December 17th’s ‘Healing Camp‘, MC Lee Kyung Kyu asked, “I heard you regularly get blood transplants. Is it true?

Kim Hee Sun admitted, “I really need the blood. I get relaxed that way. It’s like Song Kang Ho from ‘Thirst‘. I got a transfusion in July as well,” surprising those on set.

The actress continued, “I suffer from anemia, but it’s okay [as long as I] get blood transfusions. The red blood cells need to be an oval shape, so they can go through the blood vessels, but mine turn triangular when they pass the spleen. The red blood cells that make blood break apart, and I need more. If I get really tired, I get one every  6 months, and when I’m taking a break, I get one every 2 years. Each pack is 400 cc (13.5 fl. oz), and I get four so it adds up to 1,600 cc (54 fl. oz) of blood.