Thursday, January 17, 2013

"2NE1′s Dara becomes the new face of cosmetics brand ‘CLIO’" plus 19 more

"2NE1′s Dara becomes the new face of cosmetics brand ‘CLIO’" plus 19 more


2NE1′s Dara becomes the new face of cosmetics brand ‘CLIO’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 09:05 AM PST

2NE1‘s Dara has become the new face of cosmetics brand ‘Clio‘.

Her contract with Etude House recently expired and Sulli along with Krystal of f(x) had taken her place. While fans were disappointed that they wouldn’t get to see Dara for the cute makeup brand anymore, it seems like they’ll be able to see her endorsing for Clio instead.

The cosmetic brand actively searched for a new model to be the face of the brand as Clio’s contract with Lee Hyori had ended last year and she chose not to renew her contract. Clio has a more mature image than the cute one at Etude House, and the photo that’s shown seems to emphasize that fact. The blurb also says, “she took off her bright girlish image for a more mature womanly image“.

Dara herself responded to a fan who asked her on Twitter if the concept will be a sexy style,

Are you excited to see her new endorsement?

Source: Brand PR Twitter

YoonA says she was shocked when she heard about her scandal with Psy

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 08:34 AM PST

YoonA talked about her scandal with Psy.

YoonA was a guest on the January 17th episode of ‘Happy Together 3‘. On the show, the subject of her “secret affair” with Psy that was reported by a Hong Kong Newspaper was brought up.

She said, “I couldn’t believe it. I felt so bad for Psy and his wife. If it was a normal scandal, I could have dealt with it, but I was so shocked because he was rumored to be cheating on his wife even though he has a family.

She explained, “While I was filming ‘Running Man‘, someone took a photo of me and the camera PD who apparently looks like Psy oppa, and then used that photo to make it look like we were dating but they don’t even look alike. If I knew his number, I would have sent a text message to Psy oppa.” When asked about how she discovered the new, she said, “I learned about the news while I was in Japan, and when I came back to Korea, there were reporters waiting in the airport. I thought about doing the horse dance in front of them, but I figured that might make the rumors even worse, so I contained myself“, causing the others to laugh.

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun gets his revenge on SHINee’s Jonghyun

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 08:04 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun took his cute revenge on SHINee‘s Jonghyun.

Back in May, SHINee’s Jonghyun had pranked CNBLUE’s Jonghyun by gift him with a fake Diablo III. Completely unsuspecting, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun had opened up the disguised box to only find a box of chocolates. SHINee’s Jonghyun had however, later tweeted that he had later actually gotten CNBLUE’s Jonghyun an actual copy online for his birthday.

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun must have taken the prank to heart, because he did the exact same thing back to SHINee’s Jonghyun. He drew CNBLUE on a box and gave Jonghyun snacks instead. He even took a video of Jonghyun opening the box, uploading it onto CNBLUE’s Twitter with the words, “Hello, I’m the Jonghyun that plays guitar. I finally succeeded in the revenge that I’ve been waiting and waiting on. Pwahha kekeke It’s revenge about the Diablo. Kekekekekekeke. Kim Jonghyun I’m sorry kekekeke“.

In the video, SHINee’s Jonghyun seems excited to receive the gift only to be disappointed when he opens the box. SHINee’s Jonghyun then jokingly says, “Want to die?” and “I knew something was fishy when I saw this drawing“.

SHINee’s Jonghyun also responded to the prank by writing, “Thanks, CNB!!^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!“, but made his way of shortening CNBLUE to sound like a curse.

Check out the video of the prank below!

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Source: CNBLUE’s Twitter, Jonghyun’s Twitter
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Tahiti to perform at their first overseas concert

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 07:29 AM PST

Tahiti will be performing at their first overseas concert!

The girl group is part of the lineup of performers for the ‘Dream K-Pop Fantasy Concert‘, which will be held in Manila, Philippines on January 19th KST. Tahiti will be sharing the stage with K-Pop artists such as Girls’ Generation, INFINITE, U-KISS, EXO, and Tasty among others.

They’ll be performing their debut song “Tonight” as well as “Hasta Luego“. The members commented, “We’ve worked hard to prepare because we’ll be meeting our fans overseas face-to-face. Though we’ll only be there for a short time, we’ll do our best to make it a meaningful experience.”

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa shares his excitement about comeback

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 07:04 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa expressed that he’s the most happy with the group’s latest comeback than he has been since their debut three years ago.

The four-member band released their 4th mini-album, ‘Re:BLUE‘, and its title track “I’m Sorryearlier this week. They quickly achieved an all-kill with the track, which isn’t surprising considering the album surpassed 100,000 pre-orders.

Yonghwa tweeted on the 17th, “We’ll see you at MBC. There’s a concert today too. Concert. Joyful promotions. The happiest promotions since debuting 3 years ago. ‘I’m Sorry, I’m Sorry’.”

He later added, “PS: People I met on the street said, ‘Yonghwa, your self-composed song is so good.’ This [comeback] is a success,” sharing his happiness.

Check out the “I’m Sorry” MV below if you missed it!

Kim Shin Young and Shindong to leave ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:35 AM PST

Comedian Kim Shin Young and Super Junior‘s Shindong have been confirmed to be leaving ’Show Champion‘.

The two stars have been hosting the MBC Music show since early last year, but they’ve decided to drop out of the show due to scheduling conflicts. It’s also been decided that ‘Show Champion’ will be broadcast live rather than airing its usual pre-recording.

A representative from the show commented, “Kim Shin Young and Shindong will be leaving the show after the upcoming reformat. There’s no particular reason other than that instead of being filmed on Tuesday, the show will now air live on Wednesday. They wanted to host together, but they couldn’t change their schedules, so it was decided that they would leave the show.”

Though there aren’t any solid plans, the new ‘Show Champion’ is planned to begin late-January or early-February. The new hosts have not been chosen as of yet.

Are you sad to see Kim Shin Young and Shindong go?

Seo In Guk cast in upcoming film, ‘Police Family’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 06:08 AM PST

Singer turned actor Seo In Guk has been cast in his first film, ‘Police Family‘.

According to his agency Jellyfish Entertainment, Seo In Guk has been cast as a leading role in the film, but details about filming have yet to be ironed out as they’ll need to consider his drama filming schedule.

Seo In Guk will play a young man born to a family of organized crime who attempts to become a police officer. The plot thickens when he falls in love with a woman from a family of policemen. Filming for ‘Police Family’ is scheduled to begin in April of this year.

Moon Hee Jun releases “I’m Not Okay” MV

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 05:42 AM PST

Soloist Moon Hee Jun ("original idol group" H.O.T member) has released his music video for “I’m Not Okay“.

He’s returned to the music scene after almost 4 years with his second mini-album ‘Mad – Moon Hee Jun Begins‘. He previously revealed the single "Scandal“, but it looks like he’ll be promoting with the electro-dubstep track “I’m Not Okay” instead.

Check out the MV below!

Rookie idol band Never Mind releases “Shooting Star” MV

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 05:32 AM PST

Never Mind have released the music video for their debut single "Shooting Star"!

The rookie idol band, composed of G-One, G-Hoon, Ino, and Changha, seems to be going for a refreshing pop punk sound that’s missing from the current K-pop scene.

Check out the “Shooting Star” MV below!

SPEED arrive at a broadcast station for the first time on ‘Gag Concert’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 05:06 AM PST

SPEED arrived at a broadcast station for the first time for the filming of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Gag Concert‘ held on the 16th.

SPEED shared, “All seven of us arrived at the broadcast station, and it feels new and exciting. Because of the entertaining ‘Gag Concert’ comedians, we were able to laugh wholeheartedly.”

Comedians Huh Kyung Hwan, Park Sung Kwang, Kim Jun Hyun, and Park Young Jin also congratulated the boys on their debut and took a friendly snapshot with them.

In other news, SPEED debuted on tonight’sM! Countdown‘ with “It’s Over“.

‘My Girlfriend Is an Agent’ unveils official poster of Joo Won and Choi Kang Hee

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 04:35 AM PST

MBC recently unveiled the official poster for its upcoming mini-series ‘My Girlfriend Is an Agent‘.

The posters show co-stars Joo Won and Choi Kang Hee, who are undercover agents from opposite teams, displaying their romantic chemistry. Joo Won is seen looking dashing in a suit and tie, while Choi Kang Hee hides her secret motives under the soft and feminine facade of her lace dress.

Romantic-comedy 'My Girlfriend Is an Agent' featuring 2PM's ChansungChoi Kang HeeAhn Nae SangJang Young NamKim Min Suh, and Kim Soo Hyun (the actress, not to be confused with the actor of the same name).

‘My Girlfriend Is an Agent’ will premiere on January 23rd at 9:55PM KST!

Phantom make their comeback with “Like Cho Yong Pil” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 04:10 AM PST

Phantom have returned to impress us once more with the release of their second mini-album 'Phantom Theory' and their title track “Like Cho Yong Pil“.

As mentioned previously, the group became the first to be given permission by the legendary Cho Yong Pil to use his name in their song.  The members decided to put Cho Yong Pil in the title because of their respect and admiration for him.

Check out Phantom’s epic comeback stage below!

2PM’s Taecyeon tests out his new microphone from Nichkhun

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 04:06 AM PST

2PM‘s Taecyeon updated fans with a special song dedicated to fellow member Nichkhun.

The video was uploaded to 2PM’s official fan cafe, and fans can hear Taecyeon test out his new microphone given to him by Nichkhun for his recent birthday.

Fans were left smiling from ear-to-ear as Taecyeon gave his shout out to Nichkhun and then proceeded to sing his self-composed song “After You Left Me” featuring Wonder Girls’ Yenny.

Check out the video below!

Tip: dramagrl17

Nine Muses reveal how they maintain their figures

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 03:41 AM PST

After unveiling their gorgeous comeback teaser photos, Nine Muses revealed their secret to maintaining their figures while succumbing to chicken and beer cravings.

Nine Muses shared, “We are maniacs for [chicken and beer]. Because we love eating chicken, we also drink beer. To maintain our figures, we consistently do pilates and go to the gym. For example, if we have filming at 10, we start exercising at 8. We also exercise for over two hours daily. Dance practice is separate,” revealing how they exercise to compensate for their hearty appetites.

Nine Muses’ Hyuna, who garnered interest for her ‘paper cup’ diet, stated, “The paper cup diet gives the best results. Even when I eat ramen, I only eat one paper cup of it.”

In other news, Nine Muses will return as a full nine-member group for the first time in three years with their new single "Dolls“. They’ll also be holding their comeback showcase at a military base on the 22nd ahead of their release.

Eun Ji Won renews contract with travel agency for double pay

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 03:12 AM PST

Eun Ji Won has renewed his contract as the endorsement model of KRT travel agencies.

His contract with KRT has been renewed for another year. Although the exact contract fee was not revealed, KRT stated that he will be receiving more than double the amount cited in his original contract.

Since Eun Ji Won signed with KRT, the company has seen a sharp increase in profit. The agency has also ranked high among its peers, and it’s now grown to become one of the major travel providers.

Fans commented, “Eun Ji Won is just daebak everywhere“, “I’m jealous of his success“, “The Eun Ji Won effect is pretty amazing“, and more.

Girls’ Generation wins #1 + Performances from the January 17th episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 02:42 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Moon Hee Jun, Phantom, VIXX, and Baechigi held their comeback stages, while SPEED and 2YOON debuted.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Girls’ Generation and Baek Ji Young, but in the end, it was Girls’ Generation who clinched the win tonight with "I Got a Boy“!

Congratulations to Girls’ Generation on their second 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included Baek Ji Young, JeA, Girls’ Generation, Sunny Hill, Dick Punks, GLAM, Boyfriend, Hello Venus, and INFINITE H.

Check out the performances below:

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2YOON make their debut with “24/7″ on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 02:19 AM PST

4minute's sub-unit 2YOON have finally made their anticipated debut with the release of their album 'Harvest Moon'!

Composed of members Gayoon and Jiyoon, the unit has released their album with the title track "24/7", attempting the country pop genre not common to K-pop.

Check out their amazing debut stage with “Why Not” and “24/7″ below.

Moon Hee Jun is back on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 02:10 AM PST

Soloist Moon Hee Jun (“original idol group” H.O.T member) has returned to the music scene after almost 4 years with his new single "Scandal"!

After releasing his previous rock-genre solo albums, the singer became a fixture on variety shows. However, he is finally back to his roots with a different sound.

Check out his comeback stage with “Pioneer” and “I’m Not Okay“ below!

SPEED hit the stage on ‘M! Countdown’ with “It’s Over”

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 02:02 AM PST

SPEED have released their album 'Superior SPEED' along with the music videos for "It's Over“.

As you know by now, the group revealed their high-cost drama version and dance version of the MV for "Sad Promise", which sparked a lot of interest from fans as well as the public.

Check out the boys perform “Sad Promise” featuring Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung as well as their title track “It’s Over” below.

Baechigi return with “Shower of Tears” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 01:56 AM PST

Hip hop duo Baechigi has returned with “Shower of Tears

"Shower of Tears", featuring solo sensation Ailee, is a slow-tempo song that expresses the sorrow following a breakup. Their new mini-album 'Vol. 4 Part. 2' is said to be a collection of the emotions the duo experienced during their 20s.

Check out their performance featuring SPICA‘s Jiwon below!