- Girls’ Generation members talk about Sun’s marriage + dating
- MYNAME release teaser photo for comeback
- VIXX releases comeback teaser photos
- TVXQ Yunho’s teaser images for ‘Queen of Ambition’ revealed
- Uhm Tae Woong and Yoon Hye Jin get married
- Photos of Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye on a date for ‘I Miss You’ revealed
- MBLAQ Lee Joon’s past remarks about Go Young Wook resurface
- Moon Hee Jun hospitalized after fainting
- IU’s ‘uncle fans’ raise money for elderly who live alone
- ‘Strong Heart’ rumored to be canceled, Lee Dong Wook to leave show
- Girls’ Generation reveal their honest thoughts on “I Got a Boy” comeback and choreography
- B2ST’s Yoseob reveals that he once tried to run away from home
- Phantom release preview of “Hide & Chic” from upcoming mini-album
- Park Bo Young and Ji Chang Wook show their support for SPEED’s debut
- GLAM release “I Like That” dance practice video
- How far do Simon D and Yonghwa go back?
- After School Nana’s supermodel figure leaves netizens in awe
- Song Joong Ki shares heartwarming story about his father
- Still cuts of Kwon Sang Woo on ‘Queen of Ambition’ set receive attention
- Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha joins ‘Immortal Song 2′ as a fixed member
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 08:41 AM PST
The members of Girls’ Generation talked about dating and getting married in a recent interview with Sports Seoul.
When asked, “Shouldn’t you be in relationships by now?“, they answered, “For some reason, people find us difficult to approach. On talk shows, girl group members are asked how many people asked them out. When we hear their answers, we think, ‘What’s wrong with us?’. We’re really curious how people are introduced to each other and how they contact each other. Apparently the worst women in the world are the busy women.”
The girls revealed that they keep themselves from getting lonely by making their own bar at home. Sooyoung said, “Even when we’re in foreign countries, we have our pictures taken, so we just eat by ourselves. We get together when we’re done for the day, and we drink the entire night sometimes. We order take-out and sometimes wherever we’re staying will make us food.” Seohyun confessed, “The people that don’t turn red (Alcohol flush reaction) no matter how much they drink are YoonA, Tiffany, and Hyoyeon. The person that drinks the best is Sunny unni. Recently, she even drank kaoliang liquor.” Hyoyeon added, “Everyone gets in the mood, but no one really drinks that much“. Tiffany also added, “We play a lot of games. There’s a time where we’ve even played until 4AM.”
For over a year now, the girls have stopped living together in the dorm together. Their families all moved near their dorms, so almost everyone went back to live with their family. However, sometimes they will meet up at the dorms all together to eat late at night. Yuri said, “Even when we lived together, I didn’t have my own room. But I think we’re the most comfortable here. I just find myself back at the dorm. Our small happiness is to order midnight snacks together. We eat a lot like chicken, pizza, junk food, pork, and Chinese food. Why don’t we lose weight? Have you seen our choreography for this album? That’s the reason!”
When the topic of Sun‘s marriage was brought up, Seohyun said, “If one of us met someone who she loved that much, then we have to congratulate her“. However, Taeyeon added, “But he has to go through 8 judges. Everyone has to give them a pass before they can get married.”
Sooyoung revealed that she had met Sun’s fiance before, saying, “I thought it’d be possible for Sun to get married while she was promoting because she had such a good boyfriend. I met him, and he was such a good person. Wouldn’t it be possible for us if we meet good people as well?”
Tiffany also expressed her wish for all 9 of them to meet up later on when they’re all married. She said, “Recently, I saw the Spice Girls meeting up together with children, husbands, and close friends. After I saw that, we said that we would like to meet up later on like the Spice Girls did. I think we’d be really happy.”
Source: Sports Seoul
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 08:03 AM PST
MYNAME teased their fans with a photo for their comeback.
On January 10th (KST), their official fancafe was updated with a photo that read ‘2nd Single Album. MYNAME is coming soon‘. The fansite also allowed for fans to order the group’s signed album until January 23rd, hinting that the album would be released in late January or early February.
Their label, H2 Media, also tweeted,
The released photo is slightly different from the teaser photo that was released in September.
Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on their comeback.
Source: H2 Media Twitter
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST
The teaser photos were posted by their robot mascot Rovix to their official Twitter with the message: “I am Rovix. For the long-awaited return of VIXX, I’m revealing the main teaser photo for their 3rd single ‘I’m Ready to Get Hurt‘. We ask that you cheer on VIXX as they practice another day.”
VIXX will be releasing their 3rd single album, ‘I’m Ready to Get Hurt’, on January 17th KST. Until then, check out the teaser photos below!
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST
The drama released a new poster as well as still cuts featuring Yunho, raising interest about the idol’s role. It’s especially sparking discussion as he’ll be acting alongside Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae.
Yunho can be seen in a hockey uniform and a simple, black suit. Though exact details have not been released, Yunho is said to be playing the role of university student Baek Do Hoon.
‘Queen of Ambition’ will premiere on January 14th.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 06:31 AM PST
Actor and TV personality Uhm Tae Woong (38) and ballerina Yoon Hye Jin (32) had their wedding ceremony on the 9th at the Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yeouido.
SIM Entertainment CEO Shim Jung Woon officiated the wedding ceremony, while TVChosun CEO Oh Ji Chul hosted the reception. The congratulatory song was sung by Sung Shi Kyung and Yoo Hee Yeol.
Uhm Tae Woong was introduced to his wife by his sister, singer Uhm Jung Hwa, last June, and the couple is currently expecting their first child.
A lot of celebrities took time off of their busy schedules to attend the wedding ceremony. Check out photos of some of the celebrity guests below!
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 06:02 AM PST
The snapshots reveal the lovely co-star couple posing with a fish as well as taking a walk hand-in-hand on set. Fans of the show are saying that it looks like the actors themselves are enjoying the date.
Check out whether Jungwoo (Yoochun) and Sooyeon’s (Yoon Eun Hye) will have a happy ending after closing their past wounds on the 18th episode.
In related news, ‘I Miss You’ has been extended and will air its final episode on January 17th.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 05:32 AM PST
On a previous episode of SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘, Lee Joon revealed that the former Roo’ra member had stolen two of his past girlfriends. Lee Joon stated, “She was a girlfriend I really loved and cared about, but after seeing Go Young Wook’s name appear on her cell phone, we broke up.”
At the time, viewers criticized Lee Joon for speaking about his sunbae in a negative manner, but considering the recent accusations against Go Young Wook, they’ve now changed their tune.
Netizens commented, “I called out Lee Joon for having no manners, but now that I look at it again…”, “I completely understand Lee Joon now”, “What’s Go Young Wook going to do?”, and more.
In related news, Go Young Wook will be undergoing a trial at Seoul Western District Court on the 10th KST for misconduct against and sexual abuse of four different minors. It will then be decided whether or not he’ll be detained.
Check out a clip of Lee Joon’s story below.
Source: Herald Corp via Nate
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 05:01 AM PST
Singer Moon Hee Jun of “original idol group” H.O.T was hospitalized after a fainting spell.
His agency Line Entertainment stated, “Moon Hee Jun suddenly fainted at about 2PM [on the 9th]. As he complained of dizziness and a fever, he was taken to the hospital right away for tests. He’s currently being hospitalized. Though the results of the examination haven’t been released, it appears that he may have overexerted himself preparing for his comeback as a singer and appearing on variety shows.”
Moon Hee Jun was unable to appear on Mnet‘s ‘Wide Entertainment News‘, which he is currently co-hosting. Though the star is resting and receiving an IV drip, it looks as if he will be appearing as scheduled for the upcoming filming of ‘Immortal Song 2‘ and ‘Wide Entertainment News’.
In related news, Moon Hee Jun recently released his latest single “Scandal“.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 04:33 AM PST
IU‘s ‘uncle fans’ have stepped up to help out elderly people who live alone.
Funding company Incujector revealed, “We’ve handed over 600,000 won (~565 USD) to the Korea Love Volunteer Association. [The money] was raised by 26 of IU’s fans during a 2-week project for the elderly who live alone.”
IU’s fans decided to donate to the cause after her recent selca scandal involving Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk surfaced online.
One fan stated, “It’s a small sum of money, but seeing the people over at the volunteer association thank us sincerely made me proud and happy. I’m thankful and happy when I see IU actively promoting despite being hurt [by recent events as well].”
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 04:01 AM PST
SBS’ ‘Strong Heart‘ might be canceled after a 3-year-3-month run.
Reports are saying that the show’s producer Park Sang Hyuk is recording his last episode on the 17th and will leave the show to study abroad. It’s also been confirmed that current co-host Lee Dong Wook, and possibly Shin Dong Yup, will be leaving the show.
With these new developments, there are rumors floating around that the talk show has been canceled all together. An insider from SBS commented, “It looks like ‘Strong Heart’ will be canceled. Though there are negotiations going on for a relaunch, considering that the follow-up program has nearly been confirmed, it’s likely that it’ll get canceled.”
Lee Dong Wook’s camp commented, “After recent talks about the show’s relaunch, the final decision has been made [for Lee Dong Wook to leave 'Strong Heart']. He’ll be returning to his work as an actor.”
There are no confirmed details about what program will likely take over the show’s time slot, and it’s undecided whether ‘Strong Heart’ will move on with its relaunch or whether it will be canceled permanently.
Are you sad to hear that the show might go off-air?
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 03:31 AM PST
Seohyun shared, “It was our first time trying this genre, and the tempo changes all seemed unfamiliar. I couldn’t tell where things were in the composition. It isn’t a hook song that quickly catches people’s ears, so I think it was more [strange]. But once you hear our song and scratch the surface and keep listening to it, you will discover fun elements to the song. The members also began to like it more after listening to it not once, but 100 times. At the time of our debut, we wore sneakers and did music that matched the teenage generation. Afterwards, as we entered our 20s, we had a lovely image as we wore white t-shirts and jeans and wanted to do more mature music.”
Taeyeon shared, “The trend is like this nowadays and this is the image we were aiming for, so I would like for [fans] to understand that this is ‘Girls’ Generation’ style even if it’s not their personal style. It’s not like the ‘Kissing You‘ Girls’ Generation has disappeared. The choreography is nothing new and is choreography that we have been learning and practicing since before our debut. It reminds us of our trainee period, and it was more fun that way. Although it is a drastic change, the dance moves were moves that we did since we were young, so it was comfortable and fun. Rather than shortening the choreography, the beginning starts off with acting and shows the importance of our balance, and even though we do multiple performances, it was different each time. For the choreography practice, we had to act out the music video. We couldn’t just memorize the choreography. We had to understand the story of the song and practiced harder because it was our first comeback in a long time. The unfamiliar style and having to act out a musical for the song led us to adjust the choreography and arrangement of the song multiple times.”
Tiffany stated, “[This] music [is age appropriate] and goes well with the concept of our present image. Rather than a transformation, it is a natural change that came with our age, I hope fans will watch us mature… The song is very long, and after doing this type of dance after a while… After only doing pretty dances, performing dances that are tough on my stamina [makes me] have to rest for 20 minutes after doing the routine once. Even the staff say that they feel like they’re losing weight just by watching us. I think that it would even be difficult for male groups to pull off. But after coming back for one week, my stamina got better, and I found new energy through this choreography.”
Hyoyeon shared, “It’s not a requirement, but there is pressure [to change]. We have to show a new side, and we worry about what to do if we don’t meet people’s expectations.”
Yuri shared, “At first, it was a little shocking. It is a far step from our usual choreography, so I worried if all nine members could pull it off. But the current choreography was so similar to the style we learned during our trainee period, so once we started practicing, it became exciting. We wanted to perform well, so we asked for more time to practice. Like looking at a musical, there were many elements to express so these days every time I stand on stage, watching the various, fun [actions] of the members is exciting… There is fear about taking a risk. The pressure is not exactly that ‘Girls’ Generation have to be like this,’ but there is pressure among the members to show a more mature and upgraded image from our previous album. We should show a cooler and more mature image. Although we get nervous and worried each time we release a new album, can we achieve the recognition for the growth we’re thinking of? The practice we’ve done so far was satisfying and fun, and we are grateful for it.”
Source + Image(s): MyDaily via Nate
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST
MC Lee Hwi Jae asked, “Have you ever run away from home?” Yoseob shocked everyone on set by sharing, “I have an experience, but my mom doesn’t know about it. I stopped my attempt to run away and ended up having to come back home. Although I intended to run away at first, it became just an outing.”
Yoseob continued to reveal how he became cold and hungry during his runaway attempt, so he waited in front of his doorstep and went back inside with his older sister who was on her way home.
Catch this exciting episode on the 10th at 11 PM KST!
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 02:36 AM PST
Phantom’s Kiggen shared the short preview of “Hide & Chic” (feat. Micro Dot) below from their upcoming mini-album, which is slated for release on January 17th KST. He also gave fans a first look at the track list.
Check out the previews for “Hide & Chic” and the ‘Phantom Theory’ track list below!
‘Phantom Theory’ track list preview:
01. Hide & Chic
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 02:01 AM PST
Both actors had featured in SPEED’s music video for “Sad Promise“. Park Bo Young wrote on her official homepage, “It’s coming out today, everyone. I didn’t watch it properly yet either. Everyone, please look forward to it like I am, and cheer them on.”
Ji Chang Wook tweeted, “SPEED’s music video is out. Please have fun watching it ^^,” later adding, “Did everyone watch SPEED’s music video? Part 2 will come out soon as well. Please show a lot of love for both the song and the music video! Have a good day!”
The music video for "Sad Promise" and "It's Over" deal with the Gwangju Democratization Movement. The dramatic music video for "Sad Promise" is reported to have cost over 750 million won (~$706,000 USD) to produce and features actors Park Bo Young, Ji Chang Wook, Ha Seok Jin, and A Pink's Na Eun as well as Choi Ji Yeon, Kim Young Ho, Choi Minah, and Jung So Young.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 01:34 AM PST
The video shows the GLAM members practicing their impressive choreography, and fans can take a closer look at the overall performance. GLAM have joined forces with producer Bang Si Hyuk, their mentor and creator, once again for the upbeat track, "I Like That".
Check out the MV if you missed it and the dance practice video below!
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 01:06 AM PST
Simon D tweeted, “Same neighborhood, same apartment, same high school sunbae-hoobae.” He also revealed later on that Yonghwa’s older brother and he had been in the same class in high school and were friends.
The photo attached was taken an episode of ‘Running Man‘, which they starred on together. Fans commented, “The world is a small place“, “You guys should always keep in touch“, “Busan has all the cool guys“, and more.
Were you aware of Simon D and Yonghwa’s relationship to each other?
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 12:40 AM PST
The photo was uploaded onto an online community site and shows the supermodel-turned-singer showing off her perfect proportions in a white mini-dress.
Netizens commented, “Supermodels are on another level”, “Is she a doll or a human?”, “How come I didn’t notice her amazing figure before?”, and more.
Which stars’ figures have left you impressed?
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 12:15 AM PST
Actor Song Joong Ki revealed a heartwarming story about his father.
Song Joong Ki was a guest on SBS Power FM‘s ‘Park So Hyun’s Love Game‘, where he shared, “I saw my father stop students walking by and telling them, ‘Have you seen the movie ‘Wolf Boy‘? I’m Joong Ki’s father, and this time the extended version is out so be sure to watch it again.’”
On how he feels about his father’s actions, he commented, “It was a bit embarrassing, yet I felt really good.”
The actor continued, “After ‘Nice Guy‘ ended, I called my father, and he said to me, ‘I want to go see your last filming, so I am heading to Tongyeong right now.’ I was deeply moved as he said this. I began to think that I should be better to him.”
“On a certain program, Kim Kuk Jin once compared popularity to a roller coaster. After that, my popularity kept on rising, but I have always been keeping in mind that my popularity can fall at any time. I want to continue to better my acting skills and become an acknowledged actor. I want to expand my knowledge through working on a variety of different projects.”
Song Joong Ki was asked if he would consider the quality of the work moreso than the actors that he would be working with, and he replied, "The quality of the work is more important. That is why I chose ‘A Tree with Deep Roots‘. There was an actress I wanted to work with in a different production, but because of the quality of the work, I chose ‘A Tree with Deep Roots‘.”
When asked who the actress was, he answered, “I can’t say, but she was in a production that came out during a similar time as mine,” making many wonder about the identity of the mystery actress.
Posted: 08 Jan 2013 11:50 PM PST
Still cuts of Kwon Sang Woo on the set of ‘Queen of Ambition‘ have fans anticipating what kind of charismatic character he’ll be playing in the upcoming SBS drama.
The photos show Kwon Sang Woo playing the role of a special investigations unit lawyer trying to get to the cold hard truth. Unlike Kwon Sang Woo’s previous role as a lawyer who helps Go Hyun Jung‘s character become president in the 2010 drama ‘Dae Mul‘, the actor will play the role of a vengeful lawyer who seeks to bring down the First Lady (Soo Ae).
Kwon Sang Woo stated, “There are a lot of dramatic scenes in this drama that have been receiving attention early on, and the anticipation for it is high. Please watch the extremely noble lead character seek his revenge.”
‘Queen of Ambition’ will premiere on January 14th at 9:50 PM KST!
Posted: 08 Jan 2013 11:25 PM PST
A representative of the singing competition confirmed the news on January 7th and shared that the singer will be holding her first recording on January 14th.
“Narsha plans to showcase her capabilities not as Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls, but as Narsha the solo artist… With also the new addition of singer Ivy, viewers can look forward to a showdown between Narsha and Ivy’s vocals and performances,” the representative stated.
Narsha made a special guest appearance on the January 5th broadcast of ‘Immortal Song 2′ in support of fellow member JeA. The two performed a collaboration of their own hit song "Abracadabra" and Um Jung Hwa's classic "On the Count of 3″.
The first episode featuring Narsha as a fixed member will air some time this month.
Image: Star In
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