Friday, December 14, 2012

"SISTAR gives up on their diet to inhale junk food?" plus 19 more

"SISTAR gives up on their diet to inhale junk food?" plus 19 more

SISTAR gives up on their diet to inhale junk food?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 08:33 AM PST

Photos of SISTAR feasting on junk food were recently shared online.

The above set of photos were uploaded online on an online community board. The first set of photos show Dasom and Soyu posing with their diet food, which consisted of only vegetables and fruits. However, the last photo was quite a stark contrast. In the photo, all four girls have hamburgers, pizza, and ramen laid out in front of them and seem to be almost inhaling the junk food.

However, most fans were not convinced. They commented, “This looks too obviously set up“, “They look like they’re just pretending to eat..“, and “I’m not fooled by the last photo“.

What do you think? Is the picture real or a set up?

Bae Doo Na and the directors of Hollywood movie ‘Cloud Atlas’ film for ‘Knee Drop Guru’

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 08:04 AM PST

The two directors of ‘Cloud Atlas‘ and actress Bae Doo Na participated in filming for MBC‘s ‘Knee Drop Guru‘.

Bae Doo Na had recently acted in the Hollywood hit movie ‘Cloud Atlas’. On December 13th, she held a press conference for the Korean release of the movie along with the directors and fellow actor Jim Sturgess. It seems like that the press conference wasn’t the only thing that the ‘Cloud Atlas’ team participated in while in Korea, because a representative from ‘Knee Drop Guru’ revealed, “Bae Doo Na and the Wachowski siblings were at the MBC Ilsan Dream Center today. They’re currently filming for the show.

The representative revealed, “We recruited the Wachowski siblings in top secret. This will be the only show that they will be appearing on while in Korea.

The episode is scheduled to air in early January.

JYP Entertainment artists support J.Y. Park’s upcoming concert, ‘Bad Jazz Bar’

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

JYP Entertainment artists have come together to send their messages of support for J.Y. Park‘s upcoming concert, ‘2012 J.Y. Park Live Concert Bad Jazz Bar‘.

15&, Baek Ah Yeon, JJ Project, Joo, San E, miss A, Wonder Girls, and 2PM released “concert celebrating messages” to support the singer-producer’s “R-rated” concert.

The ‘Bad Jazz Bar’ concert kicks off on Deccember 15th KST in Daejon; it will then move on to Busan, Daegu, Incheon, and Seoul.

Check out the support messages below!


Baek Ah Yeon

JJ Project


San E

miss A

Wonder Girls


Leessang’s Gary reveals the story behind how he lowered his monthly rent

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 07:08 AM PST

Gary of the hip hop duo Leessang revealed the story behind how he lowered his monthly rent.

On the December 12th broadcast of SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment‘, Leessang’s Gil, singer Yoon Do Hyun, and Kim Jae Dong asked Gary about things they were personally curious about.

Gil asked Gary, “I know people are always commenting about how much you look like Gary. Is it true that you got the monthly rent for your recording studio lowered because you ‘look’ like Gary?”

Gary, who hilariously used the fact that he looks like himself to his advantage, answered, “Yes. The month’s rent was 500,000 won (~$465 USD), and it was cut by 100,000 won (~$93 USD).” He continued, “I was producing music when the owner of the building came and asked, ‘Do you also create music like Gary?’ I didn’t know what to do, so I gave him my CD,” causing laughter about the ironic misunderstanding.

Viewers commented, “I want you, Gary”, “The way he talks makes me laugh”, “The owner and Gary are so cute”, and more.

Gary later tweeted on the 13th, “Though people do get their monthly rent lowered because they’re celebrities, celebrities also get threatened because they’re famous. I miss the days we didn’t sell our faces. Repeated rise and fall~ Good day.”

In related news, Leessang and YB will be holding their ‘Shut Up Concert‘ from December 23rd to the 25th.

Performances from the ’2012 MelOn Music Awards’!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 06:41 AM PST

As 2012 comes to a close, SK Telecom held its annual 'MelOn Music Awards' to celebrate the achievements of various artists and to showcase special performances just for fans.

The show is well known for their special performances thrown every year, featuring a wide array of celebrities that come together to perform special stages as well as their own music.

Check out the winners here and the performances below!


< Simon D, Rhythm Power, & Dynamic Duo >


< K.Will feat. INFINITE’s Hoya and Dongwoo >


< B.A.P >


< T-ara >






< Nell >


< Ailee and Huh Gak >


< 2NE1 >

< B2ST >


Aion releases CF + OST featuring IU

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 06:15 AM PST

NCSoft MMORPG Aion has released a commercial and OST featuring IU.

The company revealed a behind-the-scenes video featuring a look at the production process as well as IU’s appearances at press conferences and photo shoots. The singer was previously appointed as the endorsement model for Aion 4.0.

To help promote the online game, IU lent her voice for the theme song, and she even transformed into one of the game’s adorable ‘Troubadour’ class.

Check out the new clips below!



Tip: jpark595

Winners from the ’2012 MelOn Music Awards’!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:51 AM PST

K-Pop stars flocked to the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium on December 14th to attend the '2012 MelOn Music Awards'.

The awards show, which began in 2009 and is now entering its 4th year, established itself as one of the big four music awards ceremonies in South Korea alongside the ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards‘, ‘Golden Disk Awards‘, and ‘Seoul Music Awards‘.

The award winners of the top ’2012 MelOn Music Awards’ were chosen by calculating the number of downloads and streams (80%) as well as online votes (20%) with the exception of: the Global Artist Award (50% YouTube score & 50% online votes), and Netizen Popularity Award (20% downloads and streams & 80% online votes), as well as the Songwriter Award and MBC Music Star Awards (special judge votes).

The 2012 event was hosted by B2ST's KikwangINFINITE's WoohyunMoon Hee Jun (H.O.T), and Danny Ahn (g.o.d).

Check out the list of nominees and winners from this year's show below and the performances here! (Winners will be in bold.)


▲ 2012 Artist (Daesang)

Nominees: INFINITE | Big Bang | Busker Busker | IU | T-ara | Psy | Huh Gak | 2NE1 | SISTAR

▲ 2012 Album (Daesang)

Busker Busker – ’1st Album’
Nominees: Big Bang – ‘Alive’ | IU – ‘Last Fantasy’ | Psy – ’6th Album part 1′ | Infinity Challenge – ‘I Am a Singer in My Own Way’ | Baek Ji Young – ‘Good Boy’ | SISTAR – ‘Alone’ | G-Dragon – ‘One of A Kind’ | Naul – ‘Principal of My Soul’ | Leessang – ‘Unplugged’

▲ 2012 T-Store Best Song Award – Best Song of the Year (Daesang)

Psy – “Gangnam Style”
Nominees: Big Bang – “Fantastic Baby” | Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker” | Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” | IU – “You & I” | T-ara – “Sexy Love” | A Pink’s Eunji & Seo In Guk – “All for You” | Huh Gak – “The Person Who Once Loved Me” | 2NE1  - “I Love You” | CNBLUE’s Jonghyun – “My Love” | Wonder Girls – “Like This” | f(x) – “Electric Shock” | SISTAR – “Alone” | Ailee – “Heaven” | Juniel – “Illa Illa” | Lyn – “Back in Time” | Lee Hyun – “My Heartache” | Baek Ji Young – “Voice” | TaeTiSeo – “Twinkle” | 10cm – “Sorrow”

▲ 2012 Top 10 Artists

Huh Gak
Big Bang
Busker Busker
Nominees: Block B | Wonder Girls | TaeTiSeo | TEEN TOP | G-Dragon | f(x) | K.Will | Ailee | F.T. Island | BoA | Naul | Leessang | Ulala Session | Dynamic Duo | December | 10cm | Verbal Jint | Noel | Baek Ji Young | J.Y. Park

▲ 2012 Best New Artist – Rookie Award

Nominees: Lee Hi | Ulala Session | Juniel

▲ 2012 Global Artist – Global Star Award

Nominees: B2ST | Big Bang | SHINee | TaeTiSeo | 4minute | TVXQ | T-ara | Super Junior | G-Dragon | EXO-K | f(x) | SISTAR | 2NE1 | KARA | BoA | miss A | HyunA | Trouble Maker | NU’EST

▲ 2012 Netizen Popularity Award

B2ST – “Midnight”
Nominees: JYJ’s Junsu (XIA) – “Love is like Snow” | TaeTiSeo – “Twinkle” | Big Bang – “Fantastic Baby” | Shinhwa – “Venus” | IU – “You & I” | KARA – “Pandora” | G-Dragon – “Crayon”

▲ 2012 Hot Trend

Trouble Maker – “Trouble Maker”
Nominees: Roy Kim & Jung Joon Young – “Becoming Dust” | Hyungdon & Daejoon – “The Song That Is Worse When You’re Feeling Down” | Huh Gak & Zia – “I Need You” | Geeks feat. SISTAR’s Soyu – “Officially Missing You, Too”

▲ 2012 Music Style Award – Best OST

A Pink’s Eunji & Seo In Guk – “All For You” (‘Reply 1997′)
Nominees: Lyn – “Back in Time” (‘The Moon that Embraces The Sun’) | CNBLUE’s Jonghyun – “My Love” (‘Gentlemen’s Class’) | Huh Gak – “One Person” (‘Big’) | Noel – “To Live” (‘Padam Padam’)

▲ 2012 Music Style Award – Best Rock

Nell – “The Day Before”
Nominees: CNBLUE – “Hey You” | F.T. Island – “Severely” | 10cm – “Fine and Thank You” | Rubber Fish – “Dont Live Like That”

▲ 2012 Music Style Award – Best Rap/Hiphop

Dynamic Duo – “Without You”
Nominees: Epik High – “Its Cold” | Verbal Jint – “Pretty Enough” | Leessang – “Someday” | Primary – “See Through”

▲ 2012 Music Style Award – Best R&B/Ballad

K.Will – “Please Don’t”
Nominees: Ailee – “Heaven” | 2AM – “I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me” | Baek Ji Young – “Voice” | Noel – “Fading Away”

▲ 2012 MBC Music Star Award

Super Junior‘s Shindong & Kim Shin Young of ‘Show Champion

▲ 2012 Songwriter Award

Duble Sidekick


Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!

So, what did you think of the results of the ‘MelOn Music Awards’ this year? Tell us your thoughts below.

Yang Dong Gun releases MV for “Give It To Me” featuring Dok2 and The Quiett

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:32 AM PST

Yang Dong Gun has released the music video for his comeback single "Give It To Me".

Many people know Yang Dong Gun as a great actor and rapper. Dok2 and The Quiett featured in his latest track, which talks about living fast and traveling in a car. At first listen, it sounds like they are boasting about money, but the song is actually a message telling everyone that as long someone works hard, anyone can achieve a dream.

Yang Dong Gun is currently preparing for a full album release in February.

Check out the MV below!

Kim Hyun Joong releases special images from ‘Unlimited’ album

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:05 AM PST

Key East has released a few cuts from Kim Hyun Joong‘s latest Japanese album ‘Unlimited‘.

The agency released the photos through press releases on December 14th for the album, which was produced for the singer’s official fan club, Henecia Japan.

The special images reveal a rock chic side of Kim Hyun Joong that many fans may have not seen before during his promotions in Korea.

In related news, Kim Hyun Joong will start his Japan tour in January of 2013. He’ll be stopping by Kobe, Saitama, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and 6 other cities for the 12-part tour.

Check out his PV for the title track “Save Today” from ‘Unlimited’ if you missed it below.

LUNAFLY release making of “Clear Day, Cloudy Day” MV

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 04:40 AM PST

LUNAFLY have released the making of their second single “Clear Day, Cloudy Day“.

The title track "Clear Day, Cloudy Day" once again displays the group's talents as it was composed by the members themselves with lyrics by Kim Eana. Instead of a simple love story, the song delivers a message of hope to those facing difficulties in the current generation.

Check out the MV here and the making-of below!

Seo In Young isn’t wearing any pants in recent selca?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 04:15 AM PST

Seo In Young showed off her “no-pants fashion” in a recent selca.

On the 12th, the soloist tweeted, “Should I take pictures for you? Haha,” and uploaded a collage of three photos. In the photos, she had on a boxy t-shirt that she wore off the shoulder. The shirt was big enough to cover whatever she was wearing on the bottom, making it look like she was wearing nothing except thigh-high black stockings. She also completed the outfit with long, wavy hair in a beanie, managing to look sexy and relaxed at the same time.

Fans commented, “What are you wearing on the bottom?“, “She’s so pretty~“, “She’s the sexiest star around“, and more.

Rainbow’s Seung Ah reveals her knitting skills

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 03:49 AM PST

Rainbow‘s Seung Ah revealed her knitting abilities.

She first tweeted a photo of a knitted cat doll that she had made herself with the message, “I found this knitted doll on the internet and made it!~♪( ´▽`)~ It’s a cat doll.. Does it look similar?~\(//∇//)\.” A few days later, she wrote, “Knitted doll making episode 2!~ Tada!♪( ´▽`) I made a penguin after the cat!~ Some people told me the cat looked like a tiger.. ㅠㅠ This time.. Does it look like a penguin this time?~\(//∇//)\“.

Most recently, she tweeted, “I knitted a scarf so I could spend a warm winter!~♪( ´▽`) Everyone, don’t forget to dress warmly in the cold winter..! Don’t forget~\(//∇//)\!!

Her talented knitting awed many fans, who wrote back, “Those dolls are so cute!“, “You should knit me something, too..“, and more.

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2PM’s Nichkhun and f(x)’s Victoria invited to ‘Hunan TV’s 2013 New Year’ event

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 03:22 AM PST

The Khuntoria couple has always been highly popular among Chinese viewers after their run on MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘, and fortunately for fans, it seems the couple will be back for a Chinese New Year special.

A list of cast members for a 2013 New Year program on Hunan TV has been making its rounds on Chinese online community boards, and on the list are Nichkhun of 2PM and f(x)’s Victoria. Last November, Victoria made an appearance on another Hunan TV special without her former on-screen husband Nichkhun due to scheduling conflicts.

To make up for his absence, producers ran a short video of compiled clips of the couple from the show. Touched by the surprise, Victoria left the show promising to return with Nichkhun again.

Producers of the New Year special stated, “We’ve already sent a love call to Victoria and Nichkhun, and they’re both thinking of the offer positively. Whether or not they’ll be guesting on the show will be revealed on Hunan TV’s New Year special.”

Stay tuned for updates!

2AM’s Jinwoon and Wonder Girls’ Yenny show support for Lim Jeong Hee’s musical

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 02:56 AM PST

2AM‘s Jinwoon and Wonder Girls Yenny showed support for Lim Jeong Hee‘s musical.

On the 13th, Lim Jeong Hee tweeted,”The cool Jinwoon and the cute Yenny came to support me ^^ Musical ‘Rock of Ages‘~ I wanna rock,” and attached a photo of Jinwoon, Yenny, and herself backstage at the musical.

The three stars are reported to be close as Lim Jeong Hee originally debuted under JYP Entertainment as J-Lim. Lim Jeong Hee is currently playing the role of Sherry, the female lead in the musical.

Red Carpet clips from the ’2012 MelOn Music Awards’!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 02:31 AM PST

As 2012 comes to a close, SK Telecom is holding its annual ‘MelOn Music Awards‘ to celebrate the achievements of various artists and to showcase special performances just for fans.

As an introduction to the show, a special red carpet ceremony was aired, showcasing some of the hottest idols in the industry along with some short interviews.

Check out the red carpet clips below!

Watch the performances LIVE here.


< Dynamic Duo >

< Julien Kang >

< Simon D >

< K.Will >

< B.A.P >

< Huh Gak >

< Ailee >

< Kim So Hyun >


< B2ST >

< Seo In Guk >

< HaHa >


< A Pink‘s Eunji >

< T-ara >

< Kim Yoo Jung >

< 2NE1 >

Seo In Guk resembles a gremlin?

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 02:05 AM PST

Though fans might disagree, Lee Sung Jae claims that Seo In Guk resembles the creatures from the American film ‘Gremlins‘.

On the December 12th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, the stars of ‘Rascal Sons‘, Lee Sung Jae, Ryu Soo Young, and Seo In Guk, appeared as guests.

During the show, Lee Sung Jae commented, “I think girls these days like guys like Seo In Guk. He has an edge and an interesting look.”

Seo In Guk said, “Our oldest brother [on 'Rascal Sons'] said that I look like a monster. He says I look like a gremlin,” causing everyone to burst out in laughter.

Lee Sung Jae went on to say, “He gets cuter the more I look at him. One time he was sleeping, and I went over and kissed him.”

What do you think? Is there a resemblance?

KARA release “Orion” short PV

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 01:43 AM PST

KARA have released their short PV for their Japanese single “Orion“.

“Orion” is the B-side track of their ‘Electric Boy‘ single. The song, included in their latest albumGirls Forever‘, was written and composed by Simon Isogai, who also created their Japanese songs “Winter Magic” and “Ima, Okuritai Arigato“.

In related news, the girls sold out tickets to their first concert in Tokyo Dome, 'KARASIA 2013 Happy New Year in Tokyo Dome', in five minutes.

Check out the ‘Girls Forever’ album details here and the “Orion” short PV below!

[Exclusive] allkpop interviews Hello Venus + Christmas greetings!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 01:24 AM PST

Hello Venus have returned as the full 6-member group they originally set out to be with their new mini-album "What Are You Doing Today?"!

As fans know, the rookie group had been promoting as a 5-member group due to member Yoonjo's injury, but she is finally joining the group after recovering.

After their comeback stage yesterday, Hello Venus wanted to say hello to all the allkpop fans with a Christmas greeting as well as an exclusive Q&A session regarding their comeback!

Check out the video below, and we wish everyone happy holidays! Oh, and don't forget about about allkpop's ‘4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway‘ sponsored by J.ESTINA.

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< Holiday Greetings >

[12/12] Girl’s Day Holiday Greetings

[12/13] LEDApple’s Holiday Greetings

Joosuc releases MV for “I Forgot You” featuring Ailee

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 01:20 AM PST

Rapper Joosuc has released the music video for "I Forgot You" featuring Ailee.

The entire song was released through his mini-album '5 Point 5' on December 11th through online music portals. "I Forgot You" combines melodious beats and Ailee’s vocals as well as Joosuc’s appropriately relaxed rap.

Check out the MV below!

D-day release MV for winter single “Just One Love” ft. The Boss’ Injun

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 01:00 AM PST

D-day, from Danal Entertainment, who made their debut back in October, have revealed a winter single titled "Just One Love".

"Just One Love", the work of Shin Kwang Soo, features the lovely voices of the female duo as well as The Boss's Injun.

The song itself is one that is easy on the ears with its addictive melody and sweet lyrics. It's also special in that rather than singing, Injun has decided to show off his hidden rapping talents. He helped write the rap as well.

Check out the MV below!