Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Super Junior-M reveals promotional image for “Break Down”" plus 19 more

"Super Junior-M reveals promotional image for “Break Down”" plus 19 more


Super Junior-M reveals promotional image for “Break Down”

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 09:25 AM PST

It appears Super Junior-M will be releasing a new single or album titled “Break Down“.

On December 30th (KST), SMTOWN‘s official Twitter account wrote:

Attached was a promotional image with 7 members of Super Junior-M. With one member missing, it appears Siwon will not be taking part of the promotional activities for “Break Down”.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on “Break Down”.

Tip: LoLLiMinniE

Davichi’s Haeri becomes a trot goddess on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 09:02 AM PST

Davichi‘s Haeri had viewers calling her a “trot goddess” by the end of her performance on December 29th’s trot special of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

Haeri not only impressed with her amazing vocals, but her dance routine stunned the audience as well. She covered trot singer Hyun Sook‘s “Really” in a rock and roll vibe.

The Davichi member also got the crowd going by asking viewers to sing “Really” along with her during the performance.

In the end, Son Ho Young came out on top as the final winner.

Check out Haeri’s performance below!

Performances from the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’! (Part 3)

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 08:11 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, SBS aired its annual '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'.

The MCs for tonight's show were miss A’s Suzy, IU, and actor Jung Gyu Woon!

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Performances from tonight included: SECRET, B.A.P, Super Junior, TVXQ, Lee Hi, Epik High, 2NE1, Big Bang, Ailee, Sung Si Kyung, 2AM, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Teen Top, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, After School, GLAM, EXO, Ga In, f(x), SHINee, miss A, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Won Jun, FTISLAND, and CNBLUE.

Check them out below!

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Son Dam Bi >

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B.A.P >

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J.Y. Park >

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B2ST >

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KARA >

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G-Dragon >

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Big Bang >

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Super Junior >

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TVXQ >

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Ending >

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Check out Part 1 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out Part 2 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out the 'Color of K-Pop' performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' here.

Performances from the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’! (Part 2)

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 07:38 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, SBS aired its annual '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'.

The MCs for tonight's show were miss A’s Suzy, IU, and actor Jung Gyu Woon!

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Performances from tonight included: SECRET, B.A.P, Super Junior, TVXQ, Lee Hi, Epik High, 2NE1, Big Bang, Ailee, Sung Si Kyung, 2AM, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Teen Top, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, After School, GLAM, EXO, Ga In, f(x), SHINee, miss A, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Won Jun, FTISLAND, and CNBLUE.

Check them out below!

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Simon D, Epik High and Dynamic Duo >

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miss A >

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MBLAQ >

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A Pink >

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G.NA >

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INFINITE >

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SM Performance >

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4minute >

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2AM >

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< F.T.Island >

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< After School >

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Boyfriend >

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Kim Wan Sun and KARA‘s Hara / Kim Won Jun and SHINee‘s Taemin >

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Check out Part 1 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out Part 3 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out the 'Color of K-Pop' performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' here.

Making of SK Telecom CF feat. INFINITE’s Hoya and Lee Yoo Bi released

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 07:31 AM PST

The making-of clip of SK Telecom‘s recent commercial featuring INFINITE's Hoya and actress Lee Yoo Bi has been released.

Fans may remember that the CF featured the two at a ski resort, where Hoya was one of the workers. Lee Yoo Bi visited him at the slopes with a cake, surprising him for his birthday. The CF ended with Hoya planting a kiss on Lee Yoo Bi's cheek, to which Lee Yoo Bi responded cutely by flailing her legs and leaning on his shoulder while smiling brightly.

Check out the cute CF here if you missed it and the making-of clip below!

Roy Kim reveals his middle school report card

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 06:53 AM PST

Roy Kim revealed the grades he received during his younger years.

The special for ‘Superstar K4‘ on December 28th revealed Roy Kim’s middle school report card. During middle school, he was noted as ‘Outstanding’ in music for all three years, ranking #11 in the first semester and #18 in the second semester in his class.

Roy Kim revealed, “My music teacher really liked me. He even told me he wanted me as his son-in-law.

Fans commented, “Roy Kim is just good at everything“, “If I was his teacher, I’d want him as my son-in-law too“, and more.

‘Color of K-Pop’ performances from the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’!

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 05:47 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, SBS aired its annual '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'.

The MCs for tonight's show were miss A’s Suzy, IU, and actor Jung Gyu Woon!

Check out the performances of Dynamic Black, Dramatic Blue, Dazzling Red and Mystic White. Also check out the rest of the performance here. [Coming Soon]

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Check out performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! (Part 1) here.

Check out performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! (Part 2) here.

Check out performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! (Part 3) here.

Performances from the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’! (Part 1)

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 05:31 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, SBS aired its annual '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'.

The MCs for tonight's show were miss A’s Suzy, IU, and actor Jung Gyu Woon!

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Performances from tonight included: SECRET, B.A.P, Super Junior, TVXQ, Lee Hi, Epik High, 2NE1, Big Bang, Ailee, Sung Si Kyung, 2AM, MBLAQ, INFINITE, Teen Top, B2ST, SISTAR, 4minute, KARA, After School, GLAM, EXO, Ga In, f(x), SHINee, miss A, Kim Wan Sun, Kim Won Jun, FTISLAND, and CNBLUE.

Check them out below!

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SHINee >

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Ailee >

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Sung Si Kyung & CL >

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SECRET >

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SISTAR >

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CNBLUE & F.T. Island >

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GLAM & SeeU >

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T-ara >

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J.Y.Park, 15&‘s Park Ji Min, Baek Ah Yeon, and Lee Hi >

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Ga In >

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2NE1 >

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Check out Part 2 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out Part 3 of the performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'! here.

Check out the 'Color of K-Pop' performances from the '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' here.

Red carpet clips from the ’2012 SBS Gayo Daejun’!

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 05:06 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, SBS aired its annual '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun'.

Before the actual event, the idol stars walked the red carpet.

Check out the clips below!

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< Brand New Family >

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< B.A.P >

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< GLAM >

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< EXO >

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< IU & Jung Gyu Woon >

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< Ailee >

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< Dynamic Duo & Simon D >

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< G.NA >

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< Dalmatian >

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< F.T. Island >

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< 2AM >

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< T-ara >

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< Boyfriend >

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< CNBLUE >

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< Lee Hi, Baek Ah Yeon, Park Ji Min >

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< MBLAQ >

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< Epik High >

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< miss A >

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< Son Dam Bi >

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< INFINITE >

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< After School >

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< Ga In >

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< Super Junior >

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f(x)’s Amber has a little fun with photos from the practice room

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 04:30 AM PST

Amber had a little fun with a few snapshots of her fellow f(x) members taken in the practice room.

She tweeted the above adorably, silly photo of members Krystal and Victoria on the 28th with the message:

She later added a photo of herself, Krystal, and Luna “hard at work” during practice:

Amber then made sure to end on a funny note, referencing her own nickname – “llama”:

Fans commented, “I want to take you home! Cuties!”, “Aww, they’re using each other for support on the pillar”, and more.

Who Wore it Better: Eunhyuk vs. Baro

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 04:03 AM PST

This edition of Who Wore it Better is all about being cool and comfortable. On a recent episode of ‘High Society‘, Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk wore this Joyrich sweatshirt with the words “NEW YORK CITY BOY” on the front along with a pair of patterned pants, also by Joyrich.

On ‘Immortal Song 2‘, B1A4‘s Baro wore the same shirt with a red knit hat and white pants.

 

The shirt is available here for ~73 USD.

So, who wore it better? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!


FILA releases BTS clip of photo shoot with INFINITE

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 03:15 AM PST

Sports clothing brand Fila has released a behind-the-scenes clip of its photo shoot with INFINITE!

It looks like the boys of INFINITE will be representing Fila as the brand’s official endorsement models for 2013 following B2ST last year.

Check out the BTS clip of the INFINITE members and their energetic photo shoot with Fila below!

Tip: infispirit

1TYM Danny’s baby has his first Christmas

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 02:36 AM PST

1TYM‘s Danny revealed a Christmas photo of his baby son.

Danny posted to Twitter on the 28th:

In the photo below, adorable baby Christian can be seen wearing a santa hat with a blank expression on his face. Fans are saying that they can already tell he’ll look like his father when he grows up.

Danny revealed earlier this month that he’s married and has a 3-month old child. He posted, “Everyone thnx for the outpouring of love upon the news!!! By the way, the little man’s name is Christian aka Lim Joon Hyuk!!!”

Fans commented, “I was curious after seeing the silhouette, but he really looks like Danny”, “The santa hat! So cute!”, and more.

CNBLUE members stand out at year-end awards

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 02:01 AM PST

Rock band CNBLUE is standing out at 2012′s year-end award ceremonies.

Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Jungshin, and Minhyuk have all been nominated at music and drama award ceremonies this year. What’s especially gathering attention are the awards for acting.

Both Minhyuk and Jungshin have been nominated for ‘Best Rookie Actor’ at KBS‘ ‘Acting Awards‘, which will take place on the 31st KST, for their acting in ’You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly‘ and ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘, respectively.

Jonghyun, who played the role of Jang Dong Gun‘s character’s son in SBS‘ ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘, has also been nominated for the ‘New Star Award’ at SBS’ ‘Acting Awards‘.

In related news, CNBLUE will be coming back with a new mini-album on January 14th of next year.

Lee Hi’s childhood photo gathers attention

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 01:17 AM PST

Singer Lee Hi‘s childhood photo has been gathering attention online after it was posted to an community message board.

In the photo, a young Lee Hi can be seen running out of a playhouse. Though she most likely didn’t know that she’d become a hit artist back then, her lovable smile and cute looks haven’t changed at all according to netizens.

Fans commented, “Lee Hi’s baby face, it hasn’t changed”, “She looks the same”, and more.

In other news, Lee Hi is currently receiving a lot of love on SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Stat‘. Her debut track “1, 2, 3, 4” also did incredibly well on charts soon after its release.

‘KBS Music Festival’ achieves highest viewer rating during ‘Idol Super Band’ stage

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 12:40 AM PST

It has been revealed that project male group ‘Idol Super Band‘s performance at the ‘KBS Music Festival‘ became the most-watched moment of the entire show.

According to TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics), the December 28th broadcast achieved an average viewer rating of 10.8%. The first part achieved 11%, while the second part slightly dropped in viewer ratings to 10.6%. Overall, the high anticipation for the music festival brought a 4.1% increase in ratings from the average 6.7% for its time slot the previous week.

‘Idol Super Band’ consisted of 2AM's Jinwoon and INFINITE's L on the guitar, SHINee's Taemin on the keyboard, CNBLUE's Minhyuk on the drums, B1A4's Jinyoung on the bass, and SHINee's Jonghyun, B2ST's Yoseob, and 2AM's Changmin as the vocalists. Their performance became the highlight of the show, achieving a high 16.6% viewer rating.

It was also revealed that the show brought in a large female demographic as 14.5% of the viewers were female teenagers, 10.2% were women in their 40s, and 8.0% were women in their 30s.

Re-watch ‘Idol Super Band’s performance below!

Tip: infispirit

Solbi shares story of a painful breakup with an ex-boyfriend

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 12:07 AM PST

On the December 27th broadcast of JTBC‘s ‘We Are Detectives‘, Solbi opened up about a painful breakup she once endured with a clingy ex-boyfriend.

Solbi shared, “After breaking up with a former boyfriend, I didn’t answer his calls for one week. Afterwards, he came to the front of my house with a can of oil and scared me,” revealing the tense situation she experienced with her past boyfriend.

She also revealed how she felt after another ex-boyfriend asked to end their relationship, stating, “Because I loved him, I became angry and even thought of getting revenge,” sharing her honest feelings.

When asked if he ever acted in desperation after a breakup, singer Kim Chang Ryul shared, “After my previous girlfriend asked to break up, I got out of the car and threatened to jump into the Han River. But that was during my early twenties prior to my debut. I am not like that now,” showing that breakups can be difficult for both sexes.

Psy to greet fans through a special video for ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun’

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 11:38 PM PST

Although Psy will be unable to attend the upcoming ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun‘ due to his overseas activities, he will make up for his absence by greeting fans with a special video during the event!

The video that Psy directed himself will take a look back on the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon that took the world by storm and will feature clips of Psy participating in a flash mob performance by 2,000 fans in front of the Eiffel Tower as well as a special New Year’s greeting to his fans.

An ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun’ representative stated, “It is hard to leave out the star of K-pop, Psy, as K-pop finishes off another year. It is even more meaningful that Psy will be able to participate in this global stage.”

Tune in for the 'MBC Gayo Daejaejun' on December 31st!

100% celebrates their 100th day with a cover of TVXQ’s “Hug”

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 11:10 PM PST

Rookie group 100% is celebrating a special day today (December 29th) for this marks their 100th day since debut! What better way to  treat their fans as well as reflect on their debut than with a cover of an old favorite, and a song that many fans around the world are still hoping to hear from the original group again – TVXQ‘s “Hug“!

The cover will bring back memories for some, while serving as a fresh sound for those unfamiliar with the original, but either way, should leave a smile on your faces!

Check it out below, and happy 100th day to 100%!

Tip: bojoong

B2ST’s Hyunseung, A Pink’s Eunji, and Namjoo to sing “One Year Ago” for second ‘A Cube For Season’ project album

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 10:45 PM PST

B2ST's Hyunseung and A Pink's Eunji and Namjoo have dropped the details on their upcoming collaboration!

With the photo above having been released earlier and drawing the interest of fans, along with a hint about a collaborative project, we’d all been eagerly guessing at what this new project may be for. And now we have our answer!

According to A Cube Entertainment the trio will be unveiling a new track, “One Year Ago“, right after 2013 hits on January 3rd.

“This project album, ‘One Year Ago’, that Hyunseung, Eunji, and Namjoo have participated in is ‘A Cube For Season‘s second album following after the first album with B2ST’s Yoseob and Eunji, ‘Love Day‘,” they revealed.

They added, “It’s a song that the three siblings of the Cube family are releasing for their fans with a charming harmony from the three.”

It seems we have another release to look forward to in the upcoming month of January so be on the look out!

 

Tip: infispirit