Friday, December 28, 2012

"SHINee’s Taemin suffers a wardrobe malfunction on ‘KBS Gayo Daejun’" plus 19 more

"SHINee’s Taemin suffers a wardrobe malfunction on ‘KBS Gayo Daejun’" plus 19 more


SHINee’s Taemin suffers a wardrobe malfunction on ‘KBS Gayo Daejun’

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 08:34 AM PST

SHINee‘s Taemin suffered a wardrobe malfunction on ‘KBS Gayo Daejun‘.

During their stage of ”Sherlock” with a mix of “Clue” and “Note“, SHINee showed off their usual incredible live performance. The boys kept up their perfect vocals even with their intense, complicated choreography without a hitch except for one.

The actual problem came with a wardrobe issue that had some fans smiling. Initially, SHINee’s multi-colored, tie-dye suits had some fans wincing, but the mood soon changed when maknae Taemin’s seams burst open during one of the dance moves. However, Taemin handled the situation professionally, continuing with the performance like nothing happened.

Check out their incredible performance below! The malfunction occurs at around the 4:38 mark.

Se7en makes funny faces with his niece

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 08:08 AM PST

Se7en updated fans by posing with his niece in a series of hilarious snapshots.

Se7en recently shared the above photos on Twitter and wrote, “Niece~”. The photos show Se7en and his toddler niece making funny faces to the camera by sticking their tongues out and squinting, leaving fans smiling at their adorable charm.

Netizens commented, “You’re both cute”, “You two look alike”, and “Your niece is so lovable.”

Source + image(s): Se7en‘s Twitter

Baek Ji Young releases MV teaser for “I Hate It”

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Baek Ji Young has released her music video teaser for “I Hate It“.

After previously hinting about her January comeback, Baek Ji Young has revealed that she will be making her comeback with a new single, "I Hate It", on January 3rd.

Renowned pianist Yiruma and composer 2FACE, who have teamed up as 'Mind Tailor',  have written and composed the single, already sparking interest prior to its release.

WS Entertainment stated, "Baek Ji Young and Yiruma's collaboration is their first project [together] through which the two artists' were able to express their common musical and emotional understanding. 'I Hate It' is more than just a 'cross-over' of classical and popular music, but it is a ballad song based upon Yiruma's trademark ability to bring out emotions with and Baek Ji Young's sorrowful voice added on to form a beautiful melody with a story."

Check out the MV teaser below!

Performances from KBS’ ’2012 Gayo Daejun’!

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 07:01 AM PST

It’s just about that time as the year comes to a close, and Korea’s hottest broadcasting stations hold their year-end ceremonies to celebrate. This time around, KBS aired its annual ‘2012 Gayo Daejun‘.

The MCs for tonight's episode were CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA, and Sung Si Kyung.

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Performers for tonight included TVXQ, Super Junior, KARA, CNBLUE, miss A, B2ST, T-ara, TEEN TOP, Troublemaker, 2AM, B1A4, Noel, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, SHINee, Son Dam Bi, K.Will, Secret, Ailee, and INFINITE

Check out the performances below:

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< Opening Music Heroes 2012 – All Artists >

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< miss A >

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< B1A4 >

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< T-ara >

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< 2AM >

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< SECRET >

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< Hyorin, K.Will, Ailee >

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< Son Dam Bi >

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< TEEN TOP >

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Suzy vs. Hara Dance Battle >

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B2ST >

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Dynamic Duo >

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Idol Super Band >

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Boohwal feat. Idol Super Band >

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Troublemaker >

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Return to ’90s >

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K.Will >

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SHINee >

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SISTAR >

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CNBLUE >

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Noel >

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Brave Guys feat. K.Will and Sunhwa >

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Ailee >

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INFINITE >

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KARA >

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Super Junior >

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TVXQ >

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Ending Stage with Sung Si Kyung feat. All Artists >

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ZE:A’s Siwan does his best impression of ‘grumpy cat’

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 06:32 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Siwan did his best impression of the well-known internet meme “grumpy cat.”

On the 28th, Siwan tweeted, “Grumpy cat [acting like] a human! Truthfully, it’s me who’s [acting like] the cat~,” along with the photo above.

In the photo, Siwan can be seen mimicking a cat resting atop a stool.

Fans commented, “They do look alike”, “Playful Siwan is so lovable”, “So cute”, and more.

Who do you think is cuter? The cat or Siwan?

Sunny Hill release special year-end greeting for fans

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 06:03 AM PST

Sunny Hill had a special year-end greeting for fans.

The group released a video, ‘Oh! Happy New Year‘, wishing viewers a pleasant end to their year as well as a happy New Year. Sunny Hill also revealed their wish for the new year – to hold a solo concert.

The members also prepared a special performance of Abba‘s “Happy New Year“. Sunny Hill is currently promoting the title track of their second mini-album ‘Goodbye to Romance‘.

Check it out below!

Still cuts of Big Bang’s T.O.P from ‘Alumni’ gather attention

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 05:32 AM PST

Still cuts of Big Bang‘s T.O.P from the movie ‘Alumni‘ have been gathering attention online.

The images of T.O.P, who’s playing the lead role, in uniform have been causing a lot of talk among fans and netizens. His clean-cut hair and neat uniform bring out a different side to the Big Bang member, who’s usually seen rocking a more eye-catching style.

Netizens commented, “I’m looking forward to the movie”, “T.O.P’s crazy good looks“, “He looks best when he’s expressionless“, and more.

Are you looking forward to ‘Alumni’?

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany becomes endorsement model for Global Hope

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 05:03 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany has been named as the official endorsement model for Global Hope.

SM Entertainment stated, “Tiffany was recently appointed as the endorsement model at the Global Hope office. There was also a personal meeting with two children from India and Myanmar, who Global Hope supports.”

Tiffany herself commented, “I hope to be a small help to the global village children who have not lost hope for their future. I’ll use my strength as the ambassador for Global Hope, so that the children of the global village can grow into global leaders.”

Global Hope provides support for abandoned and orphaned children.

Why did B2ST’s Hyunseung, A Pink’s Eunji and Namjoo meet?

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 04:31 AM PST

B2ST‘s Hyunseung, and A Pink‘s Eunji and Namjoo had a cozy party together.

Photos of the three idols’ meeting have been keeping netizens guessing as to what the occasion was for. The only hint seems to be a cake on top of the table in front of them as well as presents.

Netizens commented, “Is it someone’s birthday?”, and “None of them have a birthday in December”, while others guessed that it was just a friendly meeting.

A representative from A-Cube Entertainment commented, “The three had a special exchange recently. This project will be revealed soon,” increasing anticipation.

Yoo Jae Suk voted the #1 comedian of 2012 in Gallup poll

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 04:01 AM PST

Yoo Jae Suk has been voted as the #1 comedian “to make 2012 shine.”

Korean Gallup asked 1,700 people above the age of 13 to choose two of the best comedians of 2012 from November 15th to the 30th. Yoo Jae Suk gathered 38.7% of the votes to snag the #1 spot. He was also voted #1 in 2009, but this is his first time since then. Yoo Jae Suk has been the main MC for ‘Running Man‘, ’Come To Play‘, ‘Infinity Challenge‘, and ‘Happy Together 3‘ in 2012.

In second place was comedian Kim Jun Hyun, who was active in ‘Gag Concert‘ and ‘Crisis Escape No. 1‘. He gained 20.6% of the votes. Kim Byung Man, Lee Soo Geun, and Shin Bora rounded up the top 5 places on the list.

[Rumor] Actor Won Bin and Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung swept up in dating rumors

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 03:35 AM PST

Actor Won Bin and Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung have been swept up in dating rumors.

Since December 28th, rumors that the two stars are dating have been spreading online through social networking sites and turning up on search rankings. According to the rumors, Sooyoung and Won Bin’s alleged relationship is planned to be officially announced on January 1, 2013.

However, SM Entertainment has stated, “There is no truth to the rumors that Sooyoung and Won Bin are dating.” The agency added that the rumors likely arose due to Girls’ Generation’s upcoming comeback.

Won Bin’s agency has also denied the rumors.

Source: Newsen via Nate

JYP Entertainment to reward a talented participant with a ‘JYPass’ at 10th official audition

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 03:04 AM PST

To find trainees for the new year, JYP Entertainment is holding their 10th annual official audition across South Korea.

Participants are requested to apply online by uploading a video of their performance on the portal site Daum and attend the second round of auditions held in various regions across the country. It has also been revealed that one lucky participant who is recognized for their outstanding talent will receive a ‘JYPass’, which will enable him or her to immediately move on to the final round without going through the normal judging process.

The second round of offline auditions will be held in Dongju College, Busan on January 5th and at the JYP Training Center in Seoul on January 19th and 20th. The final round of performances will be held on February 24th when the ultimate winner will be revealed.

The JYPE talent management team stated, “Starting December 7th, the online audition began through portal site Daum and its mobile app. Currently, the inquiries and uploads by the many participants are not ceasing. We ask that future stars who want to fulfill their dreams through JYPE try out.”

The JYP official audition began back in September 2007 and gave way for current idol stars, such as 2PM‘s Wooyoung and JJ Project‘s JB and Jr.

 

DJ DOC preparing a 20-year anniversary album

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 02:25 AM PST

DJ DOC is preparing for a comeback for their 20th year anniversary.

According to their agency Buddha Sound, DJ DOC is currently recording a new album that will be released in Spring 2013. It has been 3 years since their last album and their hit “I’m This Kind Of Person“. The new album will also commemorate their 20th year anniversary since debut.

The trio have already finished recording most of the tracks, and all the songs will have their trademark energy. They have not determined how to release the album, but they will be choosing a format that will best fit their current image. They will also be holding a concert for their 20th anniversary as well.

Song Joong Ki regrets never being part of a ‘campus couple’

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 01:54 AM PST

Actor Song Joong Ki revealed his honest feelings about never being part of a “campus couple.”

On the December 27th broadcast of SBS Radio Power FM‘s ‘Cultwo Show‘, Song Joong Ki shared, “I regret not [dating] during my college days.”

When asked if there’s a difference between his first year of university and now, he answered, “I debuted while I was in school. Thankfully, the students on the college campus let me be free. “

Song Joong Ki continued, “Until now, there has not been one female classmate who has confessed to having a crush on me. I regret not [experiencing being part of a] campus couple.”

Actress Lee Min Jung makes ‘wish bears’ for ‘Make A Wish’ charity event

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 01:19 AM PST

Actress Lee Min Jung recently took time off her busy schedule to participate in a ‘Make A Wish‘ charity event with her fan club ‘Yewon‘.

Lee Min Jung shared through her me2day on the 26th, “‘Make A Wish’ is a place where me and my fans made ‘wish bears’ and met cool children. ‘Wish bears’ are a source of hope for children suffering from incurable diseases”, along with several photos.

The photos show Lee Min Jung happily sewing ‘wish bears’ and giving autographs to her fans. It has been revealed that the actress was able to fulfill the wish of 17-year old cancer patient Byun Yong Jun, who dreams of becoming an actor, through her meetup at the event.

Netizens commented, “Her heart is as pretty as her face”, “Her smile is charming”, and more.

Girls’ Generation releases dance teaser for “I Got a Boy”

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 12:48 AM PST

After releasing the “Drama Version” teaser, the nine ladies of Girls’ Generation have now released the “Dance Teaser” for 'I Got a Boy'.

From the looks of it, ‘I Got a Boy’ is going to be pretty epic.

As we patiently wait for the full release on January 1st, check out the “Dance Teaser” below!

SPEED releases “Sad Promise” MV teaser

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 12:31 AM PST

SPEED have released the music video teaser for their second track “Sad Promise“.

Comprised of members Taewoon, Jungwoo, Yoohwan, Taeha, Sejoon, Jongguk, and Sungmin, SPEED released the MV teaser for their title trackIt’s Over” earlier this week.

SPEED's music videos for "Sad Promise" and "It's Over" are slated for release on January 7th next year and are already a hot topic online for the vast amount of money being invested into the project.

The dramatic music video for “Sad Promise” is reported to have cost over 750 million won (~$700, 574 USD). It’s set during the ’80s in the midst of the Gwangju Democratization Movement and features actors Park Bo Young, Ji Chang Wook, Ha Seok Jin, Son Na Eun as well as Choi Ji Yeon, Kim Young Ho, Choi Minah, and Jung So Young.

Check out the “Sad Promise” MV teaser below!

Kim Yuna spends Christmas with her coach and her juniors

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 12:01 AM PST

Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna celebrated Christmas with her two coaches and her fellow figure skating juniors.

On December 26th, Kim Yuna updated her official website with a message for her fans, posting, “I hope everyone enjoys their holiday. Happy New Year!

Accompanying the post were the photos above showing Kim Yuna posing with her two coaches and her fellow figure skating juniors. Seeing how she’s dressed in her training wear, Kim Yuna seems to have taken a break from practice to enjoy a warm Christmas party away from the ice.

In related news, Kim Yuna is preparing for her next figure skating competition, which will take place from January 4th to 6th in Seoul.

2NE1′s Minzy gifts fans with a cover of “Hosanna” and “Don’t You Remember”

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 11:30 PM PST

In the spirit of Christmas which recently passed, 2NE1‘s Minzy gifted fans with a special cover of contemporary Christian song Hillsong United‘s “Hosanna” as well as Adele‘s “Don’t You Remember“.

The video titled, “Christmas Present MINZY’s TV”, was uploaded onto her Telly account and shows Minzy belting out her powerful voice with sincere emotion, which touched the hearts of fans.

Watch Minzy’s performance below!

Tip: Tetsy

Skarf undergoes member changes and becomes a five member group

Posted: 27 Dec 2012 10:45 PM PST

It has been revealed that Korean-Singaporean girl group Skarf have undergone member changes with the disbandment of original member, Sol. They’ve now become a five member group following the addition of two new members, Joo Ah and Hana.

They unveiled a photo of the new five member group and it features original members Tasha, Ferlyn, and Jenny, as well as new members Joo Ah and Hana exuding a lovable and innocent image.

Skarf’s camp confirmed, “Although Sol unfortunately had to leave due to personal issues, the addition of new members Joo Ah and Hana brightened up the team atmosphere, we anticipate new activities and formidable preparations. We are in continuous practice mode with the support of the members that entered as beginners and we ask for your love and support.”

Skarf made their debut back in August with debut song “Oh! Dance” under Alpha Entertainment.

In other news, Skarf is set to make a comeback this February!