Thursday, January 24, 2013

"G-Dragon looks like Sean’s wife Jung Hye Young?" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon looks like Sean’s wife Jung Hye Young?" plus 19 more


G-Dragon looks like Sean’s wife Jung Hye Young?

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 09:03 AM PST

Does G-Dragon look like Sean‘s wife Jung Hye Young?

The above photo was tweeted to Sean by a fan, who wrote, “Right now, hehehe, this is a photoshopped photo of [G-Dragon] that looks like Jung Hye Young. It’s a big hit among fans hehehehe“. Sean retweeted the photo and commented, “Kekeke“.

The photo showed G-Dragon’s face edited onto a traditional picture of a woman in hanbok. G-Dragon himself saw the photo and wrote, “Gasp hyung……..“.

Do you think the photo makes G-Dragon look like Jung Hye Young?

Source: Sean’s Twitter

Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae become the face of Bakery brand ‘Schneeballen Korea’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 08:33 AM PST

Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae have been chosen as the models for the confectionery / Bakery brand ‘Schneeballen Korea‘.

‘Schneeballen Korea’ has announced they chose the hip hop couple because they are great for the image of a luxury dessert cafe that the brand strives for, and because their global image matches well with the brand image. The brand also features ‘Cafe Schneeballen‘, a dessert cafe bakery based on the brand with 50 locations all over Korea. The brand is looking to enter into the global market, and reported that they were looking forward to the synergy between Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae for their brand.

The couple participated in the photoshoot on the 21st . The concept of the photoshoot was that the pair were the center of a party in a traditional castle for European royalty. The pair worked hard on the photoshoot, showing off another side of themselves. Because ‘Scheneeballen’ has an image not of a cute, bright dessert but of a completely different mood, the pair pulled off the luxurious mood perfectly to match the image they were aiming for.

Currently, the pair are active as MFTBY with Bizzy, and will be having their first performance in France at MIDEM on the 27th.

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CNBLUE’s ‘Re:BLUE’ reaches #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 08:03 AM PST

CNBLUE has topped the Billboard World Albums Chart!

The band’s fourth mini album “Re:BLUE” has been enjoying incredible success in Korea and Japan, and the results were good enough to top the World Albums chart.

"Re:BLUE" had over 100,000 pre-orders, and features a title track penned and composed by the leader Yonghwa, along with many other self-composed works by the CNBLUE quartet. The title of the mini-album, 'Re:BLUE', stands for 'the rebirth of a new CNBLUE'.

The mini album also snagged #22 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums.

Congratulations to CNBLUE!

Source: Billboard
Tip: Vanessa

JYJ’s Jaejoong to hold Asia tour

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

According to C-Jes Entertainment, JYJ‘s Jaejoong will be starting his solo Asia tour next month!

Jaejoong's domestic concert 'Your, My, and Mine' will take place on the 26th and 27th at the Gyeonggido Ilsan Kintex, and soon afterwards, he’ll be touring Asia.

The JYJ member’s solo album, ‘I‘, has been receiving a lot of love abroad, even ranking 1st on iTunes’ rock chart in 9 different countries. The agency stated, “He’s prepared unreleased songs and dance tracks as a gift to his fans. Along with band practice, he’s also practicing dance routines.”

Jaejoong is currently scheduled to make a stop in Thailand on February 17th at BITEC Hall 106. He’ll also hold a fan meeting along with the mini-concert.

DMTN (Formerly Dalmatian) releases teaser featuring member Donglim

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:04 AM PST

Dalmatian's new agency, 2Works Entertainment, released teaser photos and a video featuring member Donglim.

Having parted ways with MC Mong's company back in November, the group renamed themselves as DMTN.

The group is expected to preview their new track, "Safety Zone", at an upcoming show in Singapore with the official release in early February. While we wait to hear the song, watch the teaser below to hear a snippet of what sounds like an emotional R&B song.

Check out DanielInati, Jeesu, and Simon's teasers if you missed them as well!

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Super Junior-M to hold special performances of “Break Down” on music programs next week

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 06:50 AM PST

Super Junior-M will be holding special performances of their latest singleBreak Down” on Korean music programs.

As Super Junior‘s Chinese subunit, Super Junior-M haven’t had many chances to meet with their fans in Korea, but they’re preparing special stages for music programs next week.

According to SMTOWN, Super Junior-M will be performing on January 31st’s ‘M! Countdown‘, February 2nd’s ‘Music Core‘, and February 3rd’s ‘Inkigayo‘.

Are you looking forward to the performances?

4minute’s Jihyun denies she’s in a relationship with ZE:A’s Hyungsik

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 06:25 AM PST

4minute‘s Jihyun put rumors saying she’s in a relationship with ZE:A‘s Hyungsik to rest. There has been speculation that the two are dating ever since their appearance on the reality show ‘The Romantic & Idol‘.

Jihyun tweeted on the 24th, “Like Hyungsik said in his interview, we’re not in a relationship. Though I’m thankful to the fans [who like seeing us together], I keep receiving mentions about it, so I want to be honest. Yes, ‘The Romantic & Idol’ was an unscripted reality program! We’ve decided to retain a noona-dongseng relationship. I ask that you support us in the future as well.”

Hyungsik previously stated in an interview with tvN that the two were not an item. When asked, he said, “No, [we're not together]. We cheer each other on, and give each other advice.”

Were you a fan of the Jihyun-Hyungsik couple during ‘The Romantic & Idol’?

 

CNBLUE to release limited edition of ‘Re:BLUE’ album

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

CNBLUE will be releasing limited editions of their highly successfulRe:BLUE‘ album.

There will be four available versions of the special album, which will feature the four members on the covers as well as artwork by the members and exclusive postcards. Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Minhyuk, and Jungshin personally participated in the design of the albums as well.

Agency FNC Entertainment stated, “As the albums hold each member’s unique style, we’re looking forward to a good reaction from fans. The members have [composed and took part in producing all the songs on the album], so it’s all the more meaningful.”

In related news, CNBLUE is currently promoting their title track “I’m Sorry“.

Dal Shabet donate their stage outfits for ‘Infinite Care Campaign’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 05:35 AM PST

After concluding their comeback promotions, Dal Shabet took time during their hiatus to participate in the ‘Infinite Care Campaign‘ on the 24th alongside Gyeonggido Governor Kim Min Soo. The members visited families in need and gifted them with donations and presents.

Dal Shabet also donated their stage outfits for the ‘Infinite Care Campaign Love For Those In Need Auction’ held from January 9th-16th, and Jiyul‘s outfit received the highest bid for the entire auction.

Ahyoung‘s stage outfit sold for 530,000 won (~$496 USD), Ga Eun‘s for 550,000 won (~$515 USD), Subin‘s outfit sold for 600,000 (~$562 USD), Serri‘s for 655,000 won (~$613 USD), Woohee‘s for 705,000 won (~$660 USD), and Jiyul‘s outfit sold for the top bid at 850,000 (~$795 USD).

A representative revealed, “Dal Shabet have been actively promoting as ambassadors of ‘Korea Serious Game‘ and will participate in the ‘Infinite Care Auction’ and ‘Love For Those In Need Campaign’ events. As it’s to help those in need, the members are actively participating despite their busy schedules.”

In other news, Dal Shabet recently wrapped up promotions for their latest single “Have, Don’t Have“.

INFINITE H reveal their ideal “Special Girl”

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 05:10 AM PST

INFINITE H recently posed for ‘@star1‘s February issue and revealed their ideal “Special Girl“.

Dongwoo shared, “I think my ideal type constantly changes. My latest ideal type is someone who looks good in all kinds of hairstyles. Someone who looks good when she has long natural hair, ties up her hair, and dyes her hair, and someone who [naturally] looks good in different clothing styles. I can adjust to her personality.”

Hoya shared, “Lately, I’ve been attracted to people who are fluent in a foreign language. Whether its English or another foreign language, I wouldn’t be aware that she can speak a foreign language, but when she suddenly starts speaking [in a foreign language], I find her attractive. I want to speak a foreign language well, but I can’t so I’m attracted to people who can speak a foreign language these days.”

INFINITE H are currently promoting “Special Girl” from their debut album ‘Fly High‘.

Source + Image: Newsen via Nate
Tip: infispirit

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny wishes Taeyeon would stop being depressed?

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 04:45 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny expressed that she wishes fellow member Taeyeon would feel better.

On the latest ‘Radio Star‘, Taeyeon revealed that she got rid of stress by getting piercings. She said, “I used to get ear piercings, but I took them all out. I did both ears, and I had 6 piercings. [I got them] when I was a trainee. I get stressed from work, but I feel more tortured when we have no work and rest. I think I like it better when we’re so busy we can’t think.

During a segment in which each member pointed out something another member could improve on, Sunny commented, “I wish Taeyeon would stop [getting wrapped up in her] depression. I’d like it if you would stop listening to sad music and putting yourself in a corner when you already don’t feel good. When you’re feeling down, come to me. I’ll make you [a soju-beef cocktail], and I’ll sing happy songs for you and do cute things.

Check out the segment below (3:30)!

2AM’s Seulong reveals he is jealous of Sun’s marriage

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 04:20 AM PST

2AM‘s Seulong and Jinwoon recently sat down for an interview for ‘@star1‘s February issue and opened up about their love lives or lack thereof.

Jinwoon shared, “It’s been so long that I don’t remember much. After 2AM’s debut, I wasn’t able to date anyone. If you work out and practice the guitar, you really don’t have time. It’s not that I don’t think about dating, but the female friends around me are just friends who I’m comfortable with.”

Seulong commented, “I don’t know about dating, but I want to get married quickly. I am jealous of [Wonder Girls'] Sun too. Especially because I really like children, I want to get married quickly and have them,” revealing his jealousy of Sun’s upcoming marriage.

Seulong also shared his growing interest in societal affairs. He stated, “After starring in the film ‘26 Years‘, my perspective on things and my attitude as a celebrity went through a big change. While starring in the film, I studied sociology, politics, and economics. Because of this experience, I’m thinking that I want to become a celebrity who directly participates in social issues and makes a positive difference like Lee Hyori.”

He continued, “Following my debut, I became interested in earning money, and I began to feel worn out. The more I became consumed in the entertainment industry, I thought ‘I should cleanse myself’ a lot. From some point on, I realized that popularity and money aren’t everything and realized that treasuring the essence of life is more important. Whenever I post mentions on Twitter, I am always careful. I don’t want to say the wrong thing.”

Source + Image(s): MyDaily via Nate; Sports Korea via Nate

IU to possibly make a comeback with new album this April

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:55 AM PST

It looks like IU might be making a comeback with a new album this April.

Loen Entertainment producer Jo Young Chul posted another hint about a possible comeback. He tweeted on the 24th, “IU, who hasn’t had many official promotions since her nationwide tour last year, really wants to meet her fans with active promotions this year. She’s preparing for the release of her Korean album, which is of the utmost concern at this point.”

He continued, “[We're] planning a full-length album to fill with IU’s more mature music, and she’s putting her heart and soul into it; the concept has already been changed a few times. Since she just started recording, it’s likely that she’ll see her fans with an awesome new album in April.”

It was also revealed that IU, who made her acting debut on the popular drama series ‘Dream High‘, is planning to make a return as an actress later this year.

In related news, IU is scheduled to release a mini-album in Japan, and she’s also preparing for domestic and overseas concerts in the latter half of this year.

Source: Osen via Nate

Rainbow’s Jaekyung to be the next goddess on ‘Love Battle’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST

On the upcoming episode of JTBC‘s ‘Love Battle‘, Rainbow‘s Jaekyung will feature as the third “goddess” to win over the hearts of the male guests following  Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung and SISTAR‘s Dasom.

Jaekyung shared on her Twitter, “Finished filming ‘Love Battle’! I want to see the broadcast that made me experience something new. [I'm] nervous, nervous,” along with a photo showing her feelings about the upcoming broadcast.

PD Lim Hyun Ok revealed, “I can’t specifically say under what kind of situation a relationship will form, but it will be an upgrade from the previously shown situations and show a more cut-throat battle.”

Catch this exciting episode on the 26th at 11PM KST!

Girls’ Generation wins #1 + Performances from the January 24th episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 03:00 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, Nine Muses, MR.MR, Tiny-G, and Monday Kiz held their comeback stages, while BPPOP debuted.

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

Congratulations to Girls' Generation on their third 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included Moon Hee Jun, Baechigi, JeA, Girls’ Generation, Dick Punks, Boyfriend, Ailee, Tiny-G, VIXX, Egobomb, SPEED, INFINITE H, and 2YOON.

Check out the performances below:

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Monday Kiz are back with “You & I” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:56 AM PST

Monday Kiz have released their newest digital single, "You & I".

Their new single is a follow-up from their previous album, 'Healing Activity', and shows off their serious vocal talents. The piece features a medium tempo and a sad piano performance to accompany the vocals and lyrics.

Check out their comeback performance below!

Tiny-G come back with “MINIMANIMO” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:46 AM PST

Tiny-G have returned with "MINIMANIMO"!

The girls show off more of their cute charms for their newest digital single. The song tells the story of a girl who is breaking up in a rather cool manner, but is actually sad on the inside.

Check out their comeback stage on ‘M! Countdown’ below!

BPPOP debut with “Today” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:39 AM PST

New girl group BPPOP (pronounced 'B-P-Pop') have released their debut single "Today".

The five members, SiyooYoojinInKyungJane, and Pyunji, have taken on the cute and adorable concept with ruffles and pink outfits.

Check out their debut performance below!

Rookie group MR.MR returns with “Highway” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:30 AM PST

Rookie group MR.MR have returned with their 2nd digital single "Highway"!

The group (Jin, Changjae, Tei, Doyeon, and Ryu), whose name means 'men among men', made their debut last October with "Who's That Girl". "Highway" is produced by hit making team Brian Kierulf & Joshua Michael Schwartz, who've previously worked with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Check out MR.MR’s performance below!

Nine Muses return with “Dolls” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 24 Jan 2013 02:08 AM PST

Nine Muses have returned with "Dolls"!

The group will showcase a unique stage and concept using their 'dark' and 'white' units for their comeback with "Dolls", which is produced by Sweetune. The single marks their first official release in 10 months.

Check out their performance  of “Just Watch” and “Dolls” below!