Friday, January 11, 2013

"CNBLUE’s Yonghwa turns blonde for comeback" plus 19 more

"CNBLUE’s Yonghwa turns blonde for comeback" plus 19 more


CNBLUE’s Yonghwa turns blonde for comeback

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 09:17 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa joined the blonde trend.

CNBLUE’s fanclub (@CN_FANCLUB) shared a new photo of the members along with the tweet, “We finished the Bang Bang autograph session! You can tell that the time for their comeback is near from their changed hairstyles! Please look forward to their 4th mini album ‘RE:BLUE‘ that will be released on January 14th“.

All the members had different hairstyles for their upcoming comeback, but the one who went under the most changes was leader Yonghwa, who dyed his hair blonde.

Fans commented, “He looks so great with blonde hair!“, and “Your hair was black just a few days ago, when did you dye it?“.

How do you like his new hair?

Mir eats a caterpillar on ‘Laws of the Jungle’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 08:44 AM PST

MBLAQ‘s Mir became a true ‘jungle-idol‘.

On the January 11th episode of ‘Laws of the Jungle‘, Mir was munching on sugar cane for the water content inside the plant. However, while he was doing this he suddenly screamed. When attention was focused on him, he said, “I wondered why the sugar cane tasted weird, and I realized there was a caterpillar in the sugar cane“, and showed the other members the half-eaten caterpillar.

Instead of being grossed out, he decided to pick up the rest of the caterpillar and suck on it as if it were candy and then ate it, shocking everyone. Even Kim Byung Man, who ate whatever he could, said, “I’ve only managed to eat cooked caterpillars before…“.

Check out the scene below!

Big Bang’s ‘Extraordinary 20′s’ photobook receives digital award

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 08:13 AM PST

The mobile version of Big Bang‘s first photobook, ‘Extraordinary 20′s‘, has received the ‘&awards‘ that is hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in the Life & Entertainment category.

The ‘&awards’ are given to those who had the best results in the digital media field during the year. The scenes from ‘Extraordinary 20′s’ were captured in Seoul and London by the famous photographer Hong Jang Hyun, and the photobook contains nearly 100 pages that depicts Big Bang showing off their masculine, mature charms.

The photobook was released in a mobile version because of the tremendous interest fron fans. It boasts of easy navigation, fast touch interaction, and uses the new G sense technology to move images based on the device orientation with respect to gravity. It also has hidden making videos, slide shows, music videos along with state of the art dynamic video and imagery that differentiates it from the offline version. The various functions were praised highly by experts leading the photobook to be chosen for the award.

TEEN TOP & 100% complete 12,000-piece domino set on final episode of ‘TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

On the January 11th final broadcast of MBC Music‘s ’TEEN TOP & 100%’s Rising Brothers‘, TEEN TOP and 100% joined forces to complete the final ‘teamwork’ mission.

To successfully complete the ‘teamwork domino’ mission, the T.O.P Media labelmates had to bring out their intense concentration skills to build a 12,000-piece domino set. The boys also showed their teamwork skills by working together and not getting frustrated with each other during the process, leaving fans touched by their growth as a family throughout the series.

Check out a clip of the domino show below!

Tip: angelontop

‘Strong Heart 2′ to launch with Kim Hee Sun, Shin Dong Yup, and Yoon Jong Shin as hosts

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 07:05 AM PST

With ‘Strong Heartcoming to a close, SBS has decided to relaunch the program as ‘Strong Heart 2‘.

Actress Kim Hee Sun, comedian Shin Dong Yup, and singer Yoon Jong Shin have been confirmed as the hosts of the newly branded show. The original ‘Strong Heart’ aired its first episode in October of 2009, staying on air for over 3 years before it was officially canceled recently.

The show struggled when main host Kang Ho Dong took a hiatus from the entertainment industry due to tax evasion allegations. Co-host Lee Seung Gi took the reins for a bit before Shin Dong Yup and Lee Dong Wook stepped in to take over as the MCs.

PD Jo Young Chul of KBS‘ ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ will be spearheading ‘Strong Heart 2′, and filming will start in mid-February.

Are you excited for the show?

So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho show their friendship on MV set

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 06:40 AM PST

Actors So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho showed their close friendship on the set of So Ji Sub’s upcoming music video.

It was previously announced that singer Younha will be lending her voice for the title track, “6 O’Clock… Playground“, while actors Yoo Seung Ho and Park Shin Hye will be starring in the MV.

'Little So Ji Sub' Yoo Seung Ho is known to be close friends with So Ji Sub. He’s previously starred in his "Lonely Life" MV and filmed an advertisement with the senior actor as well. The two actors were unable to meet up during the MV shoot, so So Ji Sub stopped by the green room to thank Yoo Seung Ho with a few snacks. After receiving heart-shaped chocolates, Yoo Seung Ho joked, “Are you confessing your love to me?”

The photos show the handsome actors smiling as they enjoy a friendly conversation. They met on the 10th when Yoo Seung Ho had to film a club scene with Park Shin Hye for almost six hours.

Stay tuned for the release of So Ji Sub's upcoming rap mini-album, '6 O'Clock… Playground', later this month!

Singer Youme bursts into tears during ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 06:15 AM PST

Singer Youme burst into tears during her ‘Immortal Song 2‘ performance.

Her label Kstory Entertainment stated, “Youme was a guest on the ‘Immortal Song 2′ Um Jung Hwa special that will air at 6:15PM on the 12th KST. She got so emotional that she burst into tears while she was singing, and her emotions resonated with many others who were watching.

Youme’s ‘Immortal Song 2′ stage was incredibly meaningful for her. Though she became known for her debut song “Love Is Always Thirsty” and the OST for the movie ‘300 Pound Beauty‘, she was unable to perform on TV for the past 4 years. When she finished her song, she said, “I missed these stages so much“.

She explained, “After I got a request to appear on ‘Immortal Song 2′, I was so surprised that I asked my manager over and over again. This is a stage I wanted to stand on again even in my dreams. Even though I could not stand on stage until now, I always sang. I trained many students as a vocal trainer, and I never let my ties with music go. It felt strange to sing live in front of a large crowd with a live band.”

INFINITE H reveal BTS photos + clip from “Special Girl” MV

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 05:50 AM PST

INFINITE H have revealed behind-the-scenes clip and photos from the filming of their music video for “Special Girl“.

"Special Girl" (feat. Bumky) is the second track revealed from the INFINITE subunit's debut album, ‘Fly High‘. The lyrics were written by Beenzino and Bumky, while the song was composed and arranged by Primary. INFINITE H previously released the MV teaser for their title track, "Fly High", as well.

Check out the BTS clip and images below!

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Tip: infispirit

Actor Shin Dong Wook suffering from rare disease

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 05:25 AM PST

Actor Shin Dong Wook has been revealed to be suffering from a rare disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS).

Recently, a post titled, ‘Please read – Actor Shin Dong Wook suffering from a rare disease,’ was shared by a fan on an online forum. The post read, “It was recently found that Shin Dong Wook is suffering from an incurable disease called CRPS. I wish to remember him.

Shin Dong Wook enlisted in the army on July 20th of 2010 where he suddenly collapsed while coming out of the training camp. While he was being treated, it was discovered that he has CRPS. The actor was discharged from the army on July of 2011.

CRPS is a rare disease that causes extreme pain, swelling, and skin changes that worsen over time. Even a slight touch can bring a person suffering from CPRS horrible pain.

As soon as word about Shin Dong Wook’s illness spread, netizens commented, “I would have never guessed that he was suffering from such a terrible disease“, “I wish you well Shin Dong Wook“, “I’ll wait for the day you come back as an actor“, and more.

Shin Dong Wook debuted in 2003 and appeared in dramas such as ‘Soul Mate‘ and ‘War Of Money‘. He’s also known as actor Kim Ki Bum‘s cousin.

Source & Photo: Segye Ilbo via Nate

Seo In Young, Kim Byung Man, Choi Ji Yeon, Kwon Mi Jin, and Lim Soo Hyang show support for SPEED’s “Sad Promise”

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:58 AM PST

More celebrities are showing their support for SPEED‘s comeback with “Sad Promise“.

Seo In Young, Kim Byung Man, Choi Ji Yeon, Kwon Mi Jin, and Lim Soo Hyang prepared handwritten messages of support for the group’s return.

SPEED recently released the dance and drama versions of their "Sad Promise" music video, which quickly rose to the #1 spot on GomTV's MV chart.

Stay tuned for SPEED’s first comeback stage feat. Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung on the 17th!

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Tip: peebster04

Lee Seung Gi sponsors KBS charity program ‘Field Report Companion’ for the fourth consecutive year

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:31 AM PST

Singer Lee Seung Gi made sure to start the new year right by helping families in need for his fourth consecutive year as a sponsor for the KBS charity program ‘Field Report Companion‘.

On the January 10th broadcast, Lee Seung Gi featured as a narrator and shared a message to give hope to those in need. Lee Seung Gi stated, “As I watch the guests who appear on the show, I learned a lot about how to live my life,” revealing the reason for his generous donations to the organization.

A representative revealed, “Lee Seung Gi has worked with ‘Field Report Companion’ since 2009, he’s given his support to 201 teams of families so far. He sent heartwarming, handwritten letters to the families. He also worked together with service organizations to pack and gift dried seaweed and kimchi as presents, invited them to his concerts. He’s working hard and sticking by the program.”

Fans were touched by Lee Seung Gi’s devotion to the charity, giving him the nickname “charity angel”. They donated 16 million won (~$15,000 USD) to the ‘Field Report Companion’ program as well.

ALi’s “Selfish” ranks #1 on real-time search engines on first day of release

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 04:06 AM PST

Singer ALi recently made her long-awaited comeback after 13 months with her new single, “Selfish“, which rose to the top of real-time search engines immediately upon its release on the 11th.

ALi wrote and composed “Selfish”, which expresses criticism towards people who date without any commitment in a generation of people who seek instant love.

The reviews for the song were positive with netizens commenting, “I was hesitant upon first listen, but it’s on repeat now”, “It has a rock sound and ALi’s unique voice”, “She wrote the song herself? There’s nothing ALi can’t do~”, and more.

Ali will reveal her full album later this month!

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INFINITE H discuss each other’s strengths and weaknesses

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 03:38 AM PST

INFINITE H discussed each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Before their showcase at the Seoul UNIQLO-AX, Dongwoo and Hoya held a press conference where they were asked, “What do you want to take from each other, and what parts do you not want to take after?

On what they wanted to learn from each other, Dongwoo answered, “He works hard until the end,” and Hoya said, “His optimistic mindset, and the way he looks when he smiles.”

For the less-positive question, Dongwoo stated, “Hoya often stays up all night practicing. He must have times when he wants to relieve stress or spent time on hobbies. I wish he’d rest a little.” Hoya replied, “My home is in Gyeongsang province, so I can’t go often. Dongwoo hyung goes home too often. I wish he’d come back to the dorms once in a while,” causing the audience to laugh.

[SPOILER]Jooyeon and Hong Jong Hyun get romantic on ‘Jeon Woo Chi’?

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 03:12 AM PST

Will Eun Woo (played by Jooyeon) have a love line with Seo Chan Hwi (Hong Jong Hyun) on KBS‘ ‘Jeon Woo Chi‘?

On the most recent episode of ‘Jeon Woo Chi’, Eun Woo and Seo Chan Hwi were practicing with wooden swords when Eun Woo was hit on the hand by his sword. She started bleeding from the injury, causing Seo Chan Hwi to hurriedly grab a fistful of snow to stop the bleeding.

Eun Woo couldn’t help but blush after his actions, and the two diverted their gaze immediately when their eyes met. In the beginning, Jooyeon’s character had been introduced as someone who was in love with the king. However, as the drama progressed and the king began to have feelings for the queen-to-be, viewers started wondering if Eun Woo would have a love line with someone else. The likely candidate seems to be Seo Chan Hwi as the pair has stuck together in the series.

Viewers commented, “Is a new love line going to be born? They both protect each other, so I think they’ll have a sad love story“, “It’s another couple!“, “What happened to the love line with the king?!“, and more.

Girls’ Generation wins ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from January 11th!

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:44 AM PST

KBS' 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, Boyfriend held their comeback stages, while Ego Bomb and INFINITE H made their debut. Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany and Taeyeon also held a special performance of “Lost in Love“.

As for the winners, Psy faced off against Girls’ Generation for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Girls’ Generation who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "I Got a Boy".

Congratulations to Girls’ Generation!

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Taeyeon and Tiffany perform “Lost in Love” + Girls’ Generation’s “I Got A Boy” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:36 AM PST

Girls' Generation have dropped their 4th full-length albumI Got a Boy’.

Since its release on January 1st, the girls have been dominating charts, and the music video for the title track is continuing to rake in millions of views.

For this episode of KBS’ Music Bank‘, they’re switching out their usual coupling song, “Dancing Queen“, with a special performance. Taeyeon and Tiffany performed their duet, “Lost in Love“, from the recent album for the first time on the show.

Check out the “Lost in Love” and “I Got a Boy” performances below!

INFINITE H debut with “Special Girl” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:28 AM PST

INFINITE H have debuted with their first album, 'Fly High'.

"Special Girl" (feat. Bumky) is the second track to be revealed from the INFINITE subunit's debut album. The lyrics were written by Beenzino and Bumky, while the song was composed and arranged by Primary. INFINITE H previously released the MV teaser for their title track, "Fly High", as well.

Check out their performances of "Special Girl" and "Without You" below!

Boyfriend come back with “I Yah” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 02:21 AM PST

Boyfriend are back again with the release of their new track "I Yah"!

The members are letting go of their boy-next-door image, leaving fans swooning once more with their 'homme fatale' concept for "I Yah" after the powerful concept seen in "Janus".

"I Yah", produced by Sweetune, is a song off of Boyfriend's repackaged album of the same name. Child actress Kim So Hyun also made a cameo as the girl who Boyfriend can't take their eyes off of in the "I Yah" MV.

Check out their performance of "I Yah" and "Standing With U" below!

Ego Bomb debut with “Throw It Away” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 01:33 AM PST

Rookie hip hop duo Ego Bomb made their debut this year with the release of their single "Throw It Away"!

The group is from Sniper Sound, the company of respected rapper MC Sniper, and features two members who were chosen through the company's auditions.

The members are not strangers to the music scene as they've been promoting underground in Hongdae clubs since 2011, gaining experience for their mainstream debut.

Check out their MV if you missed it, and their debut performance on ‘Music Bank‘ below!

Hara, HyunA, Lee Min Jung, and Yoon Eun Hye become one?

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 01:11 AM PST

On the January 8th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Enews‘, a photo compilation of the prettiest female stars as chosen by plastic surgeons was unveiled.

The photo features a woman with KARA Hara‘s V-line facial structure, 4minute HyunA‘s sharp eyes, Lee Min Jung‘s high nose, and Yoon Eun Hye‘s kissable lips.

Grand Plastic Surgery stated, “[A face that is considered pretty] should have facial features that have beauty, individuality, and harmony. Although one aspect may be pretty, if the overall face does not have harmony, it can destroy the beauty of the original feature. The woman in the picture harmonizes the female stars’ facial features and possesses a balanced beauty.”

Netizens commented, “Overall, the woman looks like Hara the most”, “All of my ideal types gathered together”, and more.

How do you think the imaginary woman looks?