Monday, December 24, 2012

"Super Junior takes over the Korean trending hashtags on Twitter for 2012" plus 19 more

"Super Junior takes over the Korean trending hashtags on Twitter for 2012" plus 19 more


Super Junior takes over the Korean trending hashtags on Twitter for 2012

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 08:53 AM PST

Super Junior took over the Korean trending hashtags on Twitter for 2012.

Because of the Hallyu wave, Korean hashtags come up very often on Twitter. Out of the 7 Korean #1 trending topics in 2012, one was for the Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan, when many all over the globe cried foul for his disqualification in the London Olympics.

The rest of the six Korean #1 trending topics went to Super Junior. Leader Leeteuk‘s enlistment trend of #기대릴게이특 (We’ll wait, Leeteuk) was next, followed also by an English tag for him. #슈퍼주니어2500일 (Super Junior 2500 Days), #이동해생일축하해요 (Lee Donghae Happy Birthday), #이특영원히사랑해요 (Leeteuk, we love you forever), #슈크라이6주년 (Su-KRY 6 years), #슈주은혁사랑합니다 (SuJu Eunhyuk, we love you), and #슈퍼주니어26000일 (Super Junior 2600 Days) were also #1 hashtags that trended.

Except for Park Tae Hwan, every one of the top trending Korean hashtags were for Super Junior. The group also had numerous English hashtags that were trending as well. Not only so, but Super Junior’s Siwon is currently the Korean with the most followers on Twitter, he has nearly 3 million followers. Donghae is 2nd with over 2.6 million followers.

Source: Oh My News

Lee Joon, Seohyun, Boom, and Lee Hwi Jae chosen as ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun’ MCs

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 08:16 AM PST

Lee Joon, Seohyun, Boom, and Lee Hwi Jae have been chosen as the MCs for the 2012 ‘MBC Gayo Daejaejun‘.

The official website for the end of the year show opened recently and fans immediately noticed the four listed names as the MCs.

Lee Hwi Jae and Boom are veteran MCs, while Seohyun and Lee Joon’s variety skills have been confirmed this year on ‘Show! Music Core‘ and ‘We Got Married‘.

The ’2012 MBC Gayo Daejaejun’ will air on December 31st at 8:50 PM KST.

Wonder Girls have a party with inactive member Sunmi

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 07:43 AM PST

The Wonder Girls had a party with inactive member Sunmi.

The ladies threw a house party and snapped many photos. Sun wrote, “Today I’m happier and more thankful because we’re together…!” and “I love you” as she uploaded photos of the all six of them together.

Yenny wrote, “We used my phone for music at today’s party… I don’t have any pictures I took sob sob ㅜ“. But she snapped a photo of the polaroids they took, writing, “Ah, polaroids. On the bottom left corner, you can see where the plate caught on fire so we poured coke on it kekekekeke. When you pour coke on a candle, it bubbles up and looks pretty“. To this, Sun replied, “Yenny, you can’t see it ㅠㅠ The candle flower that we made with just coke kekekekeke“. Yenny replied back, “The candle flower isn’t in the pictures ㅜㅜ  Where did it go“.

Yubin tweeted, “Haha~~~ WG Christmas Party!! Aren’t you jealous~?? Everyone, have a great end of the year!!!“. She added, “Hehe. It’s a cool home party!!!“. 15&‘s Park Ji Min saw the photos and wrote, “Wow ㅠㅠ I have school tomorrow..“. Yubin replied back, “Aww~ hehe. Go to school and when you have vacation, hehe, let’s hang out~~ hehe“.

Sohee wrote a simple,

Looks like the girls had a great time!

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[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Girls’ Generation members feature accessories to celebrate Christmas at the airport

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 07:08 AM PST

The Girls’ Generation members didn’t let traveling stop them from getting into the holiday spirit.

On the morning of December 24th, Girls’ Generation arrived at the airport to leave for Japan, and donned a unique airport fashion accessorized with Santa hats and reindeer head bands.

The girls didn’t forget to smile and wave to their fans as they left for their busy schedules.

Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation recently released “Dancing Queen“, a track from their upcoming album, and it has been topping the charts ever since.

In addition, the teasers for their 4th album showed the members perfectly pulling off a vintage funky looks for their ‘funny funky’ concept.

Their 4th album ‘I Got a Boy‘ will be released on January 1st, 2013.

Kim Hee Sun reveals her husband is obsessed with KARA’s Seungyeon

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 04:14 AM PST

Gorgeous actress Kim Hee Sun divulged a surprising detail about her married life.

On the upcoming episode of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘, she revealed a hidden secret about her husband by saying that he still had a fascination with girl group KARA‘s Seungyeon.

“Even after our marriage, he still follows her around,” she revealed. “He started a fitness club membership at the same club she goes to on purpose.”

Her husband, Park Joo Young, didn’t sit still at her attacks, however. He struck back with revelations of his own.

Make sure to catch the episode to find out exactly what salacious treats her hubby will reveal, it will definitely be an interesting episode this Monday!

Lee Kwang Soo wants to have a dating scandal in 2013?

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 03:37 AM PST

Actor and variety star Lee Kwang Soo , “the giraffe” confessed that he wanted to ‘star’ in a dating scandal in the upcoming year.

On the latest episode of SBS‘s ‘Good Morning‘ morning talk show, he expressed his wish to hit the front page of the newspaper with an exciting headline.

To the question, “What article about yourself would you like see appearing on the front page?” he answered shyly, “If the chance arises, together with a good person…”, trailing off the end of his sentence.

In a bit of related news, fellow ‘Maritime Police Marco‘ voice actor Song Ji Hyo also stated that she “wished to play a romantic role opposite Lee Kwang Soo”.

When you get your girl, you bet allkpop will be covering it, Kwang Soo – we’ll even put it as a main featured article!

Christmas greetings to allkpop fans from A-JAX

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 02:46 AM PST

Christmas is right around the corner and allkpop received some stocking stuffers in the form of special greeting videos for our fans!

Today's greeting is from none other than A-JAX, who wanted to greet the allkpop community with their messages for this holiday season! A-JAX made a comeback last month with “2MYX” and also who is well known for showing affection to their fans.

Check out the video message below, and we wish everyone a happy holidays!

Oh, and don't forget about about allkpop's 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway sponsored by J.ESTINA!

[12/12] Girl's Day Holiday Greeting

[12/13] LEDApple's Holiday Greeting

[12/14] Hello Venus's Holiday Greeting

[12/15] M.I.B's Greeting

[12/16] Dal Shabet's Holiday Greeting

[12/17] Crispi Crunch's Holiday Greeting

[12/18] Ailee's Holiday Greeting

[12/19] B.A.P's Holiday Greeting

[12/20] Jevice's Holiday Greeting

[12/21] 2PM's Holiday Greeting

[12/22] SECRET's Holiday Greeting

[12/23] Sori’s Holiday Greeting

[12/23] Jay Park’s Holiday Greeting

[12/24] CHI CHI’s Holiday Greeting

Solbi transforms into Santa’s helper for Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 02:38 AM PST

Solbi transformed into a Santa’s helper.

On the morning of Christmas eve, Solbi posted on her me2day, “You guys. 2012 Merry Christmas. Everyone have a blessed day. I’m a Santa’s helper. Where is my partner Santa? I’ll see you guys in Myungdong later” along with the two pictures above.

Solbi posed for the camera in a red Santa outfit and a reindeer headband. Her puckered lips added to the cuteness of the picture.

After seeing her message, the netizens commented, “You have horns on your head!“, “Have a merry Christmas“, and “Have a good Christmas eve.

Mnet’s ‘Voice Korea Kids’ reveals stills featuring Yoon Sang, Seo In Young, and Yoseob

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 01:53 AM PST

On December 24th, staff of Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea Kids‘ revealed stills featuring the three coaches, Yoon Sang, Seo In Young, and B2ST‘s Yoseob bonding with three young contestants.

The picture showed the three coaches spending a merry Christmas with children, considered as the main characters of the program.

Yoon Sang, Seo In Young, Yoseob, and the children  gathered together looking like one big family, giving off a warm vibe.  The warm vibe is intended to reflect the concept of the show since it is the first audition show in Korea that is targeting young contestants.

Mnet reported that the three coaches couldn’t take their eyes off of the children and spent their whole time talking with them.

A staff further shared, “‘Voice Korea Kids’ is a family entertainment show that a whole family can enjoy, and we’re planning to produce a warm feeling that is hard to find on other audition shows. Sensitive producer Yoon Sang will be like a kind father, captivating charismatic diva Seo In Young will be like a kindergarten teacher, and talented idol Yoseob will approach the kids as a friendly hyung or oppa. People can look forward to how they will lead the contestants with their different colors.”

Meanwhile, ‘Voice Kids Korea’ is an audition program for talented contestants ranging from 6 to 14 years of age.  It will air its first episode on January 4th at 9:50 pm KST.

Christmas greetings to allkpop fans from CHI CHI

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 12:58 AM PST

Christmas is right around the corner and allkpop received some stocking stuffers in the form of special greeting videos for our fans!

Today's greeting is from none other than CHI CHI, who wanted to greet the allkpop community with their messages for this holiday season! CHI CHI is currently busy promoting “Love is Energy” in Japan. The addicting melody and the mesmerizing "Hand Blender" dance caught the attention of viewers, putting the group in the spotlight back in September.

Check out the video message below, and we wish everyone a happy holidays!

Oh, and don't forget about about allkpop's 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway sponsored by J.ESTINA!

[12/12] Girl's Day Holiday Greeting

[12/13] LEDApple's Holiday Greeting

[12/14] Hello Venus's Holiday Greeting

[12/15] M.I.B's Greeting

[12/16] Dal Shabet's Holiday Greeting

[12/17] Crispi Crunch's Holiday Greeting

[12/18] Ailee's Holiday Greeting

[12/19] B.A.P's Holiday Greeting

[12/20] Jevice's Holiday Greeting

[12/21] 2PM's Holiday Greeting

[12/22] SECRET's Holiday Greeting

[12/23] Sori’s Holiday Greeting

[12/23] Jay Park’s Holiday Greeting

SISTAR19 expected to make a January comeback

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 12:51 AM PST

 

Successful SISTAR sub-unit SISTAR19 is gearing up for a January comeback!

Earlier today SISTAR’s agency, Starship Entertainment, reported that SISTAR19 would release new music in January. The new single was produced by famed producer Brave Brothers, a frequent collaborator.

Back in 2011, SISTAR19′s first release, “Ma Boy” increased the popularity of its two members Hyorin and Bora tenfold and proved wildly successful.

Will the magic strike twice? Stay tuned for more updates on this much-anticipated release.

 

Who are the contestants that surprised the judges the most on ‘K-Pop Star 2′?

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 11:53 PM PST

The December 23rd broadcast of SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Star 2 showed various contestants that didn’t gain much attention during their first auditions, but surprised the judges in their subsequent ranking auditions.

Contestant Lee Mi Rim who took the first place in the performance group had to prepare choreography and a song in just two days after suddenly getting placed in the performance group. Despite having little time to prepare, she got a praise from J.Y. Park who commented, “I feel refreshed for the first time. Even though it was sloppy, you both sing and dance like a singer. You’re a contestant with guts.”

Contestant Lee Jin Woo took first place in the vocal group and BoA praised her by saying, “You came back as a totally different person. It was transformation similar to that of ‘Usual Suspects’.

Contestant Kim Dong Ohk also took the judges by surprise. During the behind interview, J.Y. Park revealed, “I thought Choi Ye Geun was the best, but Kim Dong Ohk appeared. The best.

In addition, contestant Kim Do Yeon was told to work on her high notes by BoA before the ranking audition. After successfully performing “All the Man that I Need” with the pointers in mind, she received praise from J.Y. Park who stated, “The two negative things that I pointed out during the first round totally disappeared.”

After seeing the recent auditions, the viewers commented, “It’s getting more and more interesting“, “I can definitely see them leveling up“, and “K-Pop Star is really the best.

Were you as impressed by these four contestants or did someone else catch your eye?

Source+Picture: Chosun via Naver

DJ DOC’s Kim Chang Ryul and ‘ENT102′ stars to run a one-day street food stand for the needy

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 11:28 PM PST

DJ DOC‘s Kim Chang Ryul and artists under his entertainment company ENT102 will be opening a charity street stand for the needy on December 26th.

Scheduled to be located in Shinchon, the one-day street-side food stand will be run by artists Han Min Kwan, WE, Flash Boys, Wonder Boyz, and Kim Chang Ryul. The artists will cook and serve the food themselves for each of their customers, as well as hold special events like Han Min Kwan’s auction of personal items, Kim Chang Ryul’s ‘rollerskating dance time’, and Kim Mi Kyung‘s special lecture.

Several stars and sports athletes close to the artists donated their personal items to be auctioned off to help the cause.

Kim Chang Ryul stated, “I will be waiting for everyone to join us in making the year-end a warm and special time of year for the needy.”

Source + Photos: Sports World via Nate

UEE thanks staff of ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ by presenting them with 150 jumpers just in time for Christmas

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 10:46 PM PST

After School‘s UEE embraced the season of giving by thanking the staff of KBS2‘s ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘ with 150 jumpers as Christmas presents.

UEE showed her affection for the staff of her drama by surprising them with her generous gifts to keep them warm during outdoor filming in the cold.

She prepared the presents herself for the staff who work hard day and night through the busy filming schedule. The tired staff were very happy after receiving her thoughtful gifts, and the mood of the set became immediately warmer.

UEE actually hand-picked the presents from the brand H:CONNECT, which she is promoting as the global muse.

Pledis Entertainment shared, “UEE was able to give her presents after H:CONNECT heard that she was planning on preparing a small gift for the staff who work hard and always give their full material and emotional support to the actors. Hearing of her kind feelings, they decided to sponsor her.”

Currently, UEE is gaining attention not only as a Hallyu star, but also a global fashionista for her acting roles and as a member of After School. H:CONNECT chose her as their global muse for her unlimited potential and growth as a global star.

SEVENTEEN’s ‘SEVENTEEN TV’ garners interest online

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 10:16 PM PST

The debut of Pledis Entertainment’s 17-membered boy group SEVENTEEN made headlines last year when they were first announced.

Interest in the group was heightened with the release of a teaser spot on the company’s official YouTube channel on December 17th, and anticipation for the group is only growing bigger with the subsequent releases of more promotional teasers.

Pledis Entertainment representatives told allkpop, “We opened up SEVENTEEN TV as a unique marketing approach to presenting the country’s biggest idol group ever. Through the show, fans will be able to see the training process and the day-to-day activities of the members through a CCTV installed in their rehearsal room for live streaming on USTREAM. Everything about SEVENTEEN’s production process leading up to their debut is available for viewing.”

Netizens have taken a positive view to the unique approach the company is taking, leaving comments like, “Is a 17 member group really making a debut? Daebak!” and “I’ve always been curious about what happened inside the training room of an entertainment company.”

A special Christmas event will air live on USTREAM at 6:00PMKST on December 24th on the group’s USTREAM channel here.

Catch up with their teaser releases thus far if you haven’t already!

Tip: pledislovers

Duble Sidekick expands team and launches new label for the production of their own rookie group

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 09:44 PM PST

Hit production team Duble Sidekick has led a busy year thus far, but is looking to close the year with another bang with the unveiling of a new project.

As the producers behind hits like SISTAR‘s “Loving You“, MBLAQ‘s “It’s War“, Miryo‘s “Dirty“, and more, as well as the winners of the ‘2012 Melon Music Awards‘ singer-songwriter award, there’s no questioning the mark they’ve made in the music industry thus far. They’re looking to take things a step further by producing their own rookie artist under their own label, ‘Duble Kick Entertainment‘.

Originally comprised of two members, the production team has expanded their name to a total of nine composers. They stated, “By going corporate, we decided to become a professional team. We’ll be prioritizing our project album first before we begin discovering new talents for our rookie team.”

The team of composers aim to focus their attention away from just the production of music and into a variety of other areas. Park Jang Geun explained, “We’re not going to be making just music anymore, but focusing on things like concepts, choreography, and music videos.”

Source + Photos: Star News via Nate

Kim Bo Kyung releases “Don’t Think You’re Alone” for ‘School 2013′ OST

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 09:04 PM PST

Singer Kim Bo Kyung is the third up in the KBS 2TV‘s ‘School 2013‘ OST release!

On December 24th, Kim Bo Kyung released “Don’t Think You’re Alone” through various digital music sites. The singer is well-known as an OST hit maker, having participated in dramas like ‘City Hunter‘, ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘, and ‘Queen of Reversal‘.

Through the song, Kim Bo Kyung aims to sing about the grim reality that students must battle every day in school while consoling them with supportive lyrics like, “No matter what situation you’re put in, never forget your dreams.”

A representative commented, “The song has detailed lyrics, deep string sounds and the best session performance, making it a perfect song all around. The song will definitely be a source of strength for ‘School 2013′.”

The song is the co-production of Group DN and music director Kang Dong Yoon, both of whom are known for their hits on dramas like ‘Bad Guy‘, ‘Secret Garden‘, ‘The Bridal Mask‘, and ‘Dream High‘.

Check it out below!

JYP Entertainment takes legal action against a netizen sexually harassing Suzy on Twitter

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 08:44 PM PST

On December 24th, miss A‘s Suzy was victim to an unfortunate incident where a netizen sexually harassed her on Twitter.

The netizen had sent her a mention with a graphic picture of himself using a promotional picture board of Suzy to engage in a sexual activity. JYP Entertainment officials stepped up by announcing that they would be reporting the case to the appropriate authorities.

Officials announced, “Recently, a picture of a netizen indirectly sexually harassing Suzy quickly made its way around the internet. As Suzy is still a minor and a high school student, we’ve decided that the situation was grave enough to involve the authorities. We have reported the picture to the Cyber Terror Response Center for further investigation.”

The Twitter account of the netizen in question has currently been deleted.

Source + Photos: Donga Ilbo via Naver

Christmas greetings to allkpop fans from Jay Park

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 08:27 PM PST

Christmas is right around the corner and allkpop received some stocking stuffers in the form of special greeting videos for our fans!

Today's greeting is from none other than Jay Park, who wanted to greet the allkpop community with his messages for this holiday season! To all Jaywalkers, remember Jay Park is releasing his new album in 2013!

Check out the video message below, and we wish everyone a happy holidays!

Oh, and don't forget about about allkpop's 4th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway sponsored by J.ESTINA!

[12/12] Girl's Day Holiday Greeting

[12/13] LEDApple's Holiday Greeting

[12/14] Hello Venus's Holiday Greeting

[12/15] M.I.B's Greeting

[12/16] Dal Shabet's Holiday Greeting

[12/17] Crispi Crunch's Holiday Greeting

[12/18] Ailee's Holiday Greeting

[12/19] B.A.P's Holiday Greeting

[12/20] Jevice's Holiday Greeting

[12/21] 2PM's Holiday Greeting

[12/22] SECRET's Holiday Greeting

[12/23] Sori’s Holiday Greeting

Trinity finalizes decision to leave GLAM ahead of group’s comeback

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 08:12 PM PST

Just as they were gearing up for their comeback, GLAM has some unfortunate news for their fans. Member Trinity has revealed that she has left the group.

According to industry officials, Trinity left for personal circumstances. Her departure had been in discussion since the end of the group’s debut promotions with “Party (XXO)“, and the decision was recently finalized.

GLAM will be moving forward with their comeback at the end of the month as planned, having previously revealed the teasers of Dahee and Miso.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Source + Photos: OSEN