Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Is B.A.P gearing up for a comeback?" plus 19 more

"Is B.A.P gearing up for a comeback?" plus 19 more


Is B.A.P gearing up for a comeback?

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 09:19 AM PST

Is B.A.P already gearing up for a comeback?

Member Daehyun just tweeted a photo of himself on a camera screen and wrote, “Spoiler…“. It looks like the shot is from a possible music video, hinting that B.A.P could be preparing for another comeback.

The group debuted in January last year and has promoted songs at a torrid pace with “Warrior“, “Secret Love“, “Power“, “No Mercy“, “Crash“, and “Stop It“. This would be their 7th promoted single in less than 12 months.

Looks like B.A.P is sparing ‘no mercy’ for BABYs! What do you think this could be for?

Source: Daehyun’s Twitter

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Kang Min Kyung fulfills her promise to SPEED by gifting them with cellphones

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 08:36 AM PST

Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung recently made a promise to SPEED that if their new single “Sad Promise” feat. Kang Min Kyung ranks in the top 10 of music charts, then she would gift all of the SPEED members with a new cellphone.

It looks like Kang Min Kyung will have to purchasing new cell phones as within a day of its release, “Sad Promise” successfully grabbed the #10 spot on Melon‘s real-time chart.

Kang Min Kyung stated, “There are a lot of idol groups who debut these days and fail to achieve big results on music charts, so I figured that SPEED would also fail to make it into the top 10″, revealing her blunt honesty. But after hearing the news of “Sad Promise” reaching #10, she called her manager and stated, “Before the end of this week, I will buy cellphones and give them to the [SPEED] members.”

B2ST’s Yoseob to show off his small face in ‘Weekly Idol’

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 08:04 AM PST

During a recent filming of MBC Every1‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, B2ST‘s Yoseob surprised the MCs with his relatively small face.

While Yoseob stood between MCs Jung Hyung Don and Defconn to confirm rumors of his small face, Jung Hyung Don stated, “In between the MCs, Yoseob’s face seems like a mole.”

The MCs were also able to cover Yoseob’s entire face with a roll of toilet paper and expressed their shock at how small Yoseob’s face is by commenting, “Your face is really small” and “It’s amazing [how small your face is].”

You can catch this hilarious episode of ‘Weekly Idol’ on the 9th at 6 PM KST!

Tip: infispirit

Girls’ Generation, Jang Dong Gun, BoA, and more sue cosmetic clinic

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:29 AM PST

Top celebrities, including actors Kim Nam Gil, Jang Dong Gun, and Song Hye Kyo as well as BoA and Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany and Jessica, are suing a cosmetic clinic for 120 million won (~112,946 USD).

According to the Seoul Central District Court, the celebrities filed the suit against the Gangnam clinic for using their images and names without permission. The stars stated, “People can access their site just by looking up our names on the internet. This will mislead people into thinking we have connections to the clinic or have had plastic surgery in the past.”

Last month, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica, actress Su Ae, and Wonder Girls filed a similar suit for 220 million won (~207,068 USD) in damages against a dental clinic in Seoul.

Boyfriend release MV teaser for “I Yah”

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:14 AM PST

Boyfriend have released their music video teaser for their comeback track “I Yah“.

"I Yah", produced by Sweetune, is a song off their repackaged album of the same name. Through the new powerful and upbeat dance track, the group will showcase their masculine charms as well as powerful singing and rapping skills following their most recent release “Janus“.

Stay tuned for Boyfriend's comeback with "I Yah" on the 10th, and check out the MV teaser featuring actress Kim So Hyun below!

INFINITE-H release “Special Girl” MV teaser

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 07:04 AM PST

INFINITE-H have released the music video teaser for another track from their upcoming debut 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.

‘Fly High’ will be out in stores on January 11th. Until then, check out the MV teaser for “Special Girl” below!

NU’EST celebrate 300th day since debut

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 06:58 AM PST

NU’EST‘s 300th day since their debut has come and gone, and member Baekho revealed his feelings on the group’s anniversary.

Baekho posted to his me2day on the 8th KST, “Our 300th day! To L.O.Λ.E (NU’EST fans) who have loved us until now! Thank you so much. You won’t cheat on us in the future and wait for us, right? I’ll trust you.”

He showed his affection for his fans by adding, “L.O.Λ.E, I love you. You know that, right?”

Fans responded, “I feel like NU’EST debuted yesterday, but it’s already been 300 days. Congratulations”, “It’ll be one year soon”, “I’ll always be your fan”, and more.

NU’EST debuted with their single album, ‘Face‘, in March of 2012. They then went onto release their second single, “Action“, later that July, and most recently participated in a collaborative holiday single, “Dashing Through the Snow in High Heels“, with Orange Caramel.

Zinger back at dorm + to rejoin SECRET promotions

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 06:26 AM PST

Zinger is back at SECRET‘s dorms, and it looks like she’ll be rejoining the girls for their promotions soon. The idol was hospitalized late last year for injuries she suffered in a car accident.

TS Entertainment announced on the 8th, “Zinger has recovered from her injuries. She’s currently resting in SECRET’s dorm. We’re planning for her to rejoin the group for promotions next week [after her complete recovery].”

SECRET revealed their latest songTalk That” early this past December, and in the middle of promotions, the group was involved in a car crash, causing them to take a break.

With Zinger the most injured, Ji Eun, Sunhwa, and Hyosung promoted as a three-member SECRET on broadcasts instead. Sunhwa also released a duet song, “Everything is Pretty“, with B.A.P‘s Youngjae.

Hopefully, we’ll be seeing Zinger and a four-member SECRET back on stage soon!

B2ST’s Yoseob shows support for Prepix’s new album

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 05:53 AM PST

B2ST‘s Yoseob recently showed his support for dance crew Prepix by featuring in their title track, “When I Get Paid“, off of their newly released album, ‘Look to Listen‘.

Fellow member Junhyung shared on his Twitter on the 7th, “A thought that must have crossed the minds of men, ‘when I get paid’. Prepix x yoseop !!!! Must check it out!!!”, along with the above photo.

The photo shows Yoseob and B2ST’s choreographer and Prepix member Ha Woo Shin both flashing peace signs while donning matching black tops. Yoseob is also seen showing his support for Prepix by holding up their new album.

Listen to Prepix’s “When I Get Paid” feat. Yoseob below.

Tip: infispirit

2PM to come back with 3rd full-length album

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 05:22 AM PST

Six-member idol group 2PM will be making a comeback after nearly two years away from the K-pop scene.

According to JYP Entertainment, 2PM will be releasing their 3rd full-length album within this year. After the group’s release of their 2nd album ‘Hands Up‘ in July of 2011, the members have been focusing on their Asia Tour and Japanese promotions as well as other overseas activities.

It was originally planned for 2PM to make a comeback in the second half of 2012, but the plans were postponed due to Nichkhun‘s DUI incident.

Though full details have not been announced as of yet, it’s expected that the 3rd album will be released after 2PM’s Japan Arena Tour.

A representative from the agency stated, “Within this year, all the members including Nichkhun will be meeting their domestic fans with a comeback. Though it’s early in the year and more specifics can’t be revealed yet, we’ll probably start announcing more details about the album in 1-2 months.”

2PM is currently preparing for their Japan Area Tour, which will start on the 11th at Fukuoka Marine Messe. the tour will include a total of 13 concerts, 6 venues, and more than 150,000 fans are expected to gather. They’ll also be releasing their 2nd full-length Japanese album, ‘Legend of 2PM‘, on February 13th.

Rain given one-week probation

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 04:50 AM PST

The Ministry of National Defense has decided to give Rain a one-week probation.

The global star has been in the news lately for issues concerning holidays and favorable treatment for celebrities in the military. He’ll be confined to the army base for one week of self-reflection.

The Ministry of Defense stated, “After a decision by the disciplinary committee of his unit, Rain will be confined to his [barracks and the army base] for seven days of [self-reflection and introspection]… He violated regulations by having private meetings while on official duty.”

After photos of Rain on a date with actress Kim Tae Hee surfaced online earlier this year, many messaged the ministry’s website calling for the star to be disciplined.

Rain, who enlisted in mandatory military service on October 11, 2011, will return to civilian life this coming July.

B2ST’s Hyunseung & A Pink’s Eunji, Namjoo release making of “One Year Ago” MV

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 04:20 AM PST

The making of B2ST's Hyunseung and A Pink's Eunji and Namjoo‘s music video “One Year Ago” has been released!

A Cube Entertainment previously stated, "This project album, 'One Year Ago', that Hyunseung, Eunji, and Namjoo have participated in is [a part of] 'A Cube For Season's second album following the first album with B2ST's Yoseob and Eunji, 'Love Day'."

They added, "It's a song that the three siblings of the Cube family are releasing for their fans featuring the charming harmony of their three voices."

Check out the MV if you missed it and the making-of below!

Tip: Kimberly

[Spoiler]‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ breaks 40% in viewer ratings

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 03:50 AM PST

Actress Lee Bo Young has risen to the ranks of “national actress.”

According to AGB Nielsen Korea, January 6th’s airing of ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘ has obtained an all-time high viewer rating of 40.2%, giving the main lead Lee Bo Young the title of “national actress.”

‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ is a story about a father and a daughter’s estranged relationship, and Lee Bo Young plays the character of Seo Young by clearly showing Seo Young’s internal conflicts.

The plot for ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ has thickened with the truth of Kang Sung Jae’s (CNBLUE‘s Jungshin) birth being revealed and Seo Young’s attempts to fool her in-laws unraveled. Now, viewers are highly anticipating the future episodes to come to see how this will all play out.

A staff member commented on behalf of Lee Bo Young, “The heroine of ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ Lee Bo Young is grateful to receive love from viewers. She will show you an even greater side through ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’ and will do her best, so please look forward to it.

Lee Jun Ki to feature as a guest on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 03:20 AM PST

Actor Lee Jun Ki will feature as a guest on an upcoming episode of SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp‘.

A representative revealed that the actor will participate in the filming for ‘Healing Camp’ in Jejudo on the 9th. The broadcast date has yet to be determined.

After getting discharged last February, Lee Jun Ki made a successful comeback through the MBC drama ‘Arang and the Magistrate‘ and received the ‘Best Couple Award’ at the ‘2012 MBC Drama Awards‘.

Stay tuned for this upcoming episode of ‘Healing Camp’ as well as Lee Jun Ki’s single!

Rain’s stay at luxury hotel suite sparks controversy

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 02:50 AM PST

Rain‘s actions have come under fire again.

Recently, Rain has been confirmed to have stayed at a luxury hotel after an event at Jeju Island. Because regular soldiers stay at motels or nearby meeting halls in cases of emergency, the fact that Rain was allowed to stay at a luxury hotel suite that was paid for is fanning the flames to rumors that celebrity recruits are given special treatment.

According to a statement made by the Ministry of Defense on the 7th, Rain and KCM stayed at ‘C’ hotel in the royal suite room. The hotel offers seven different kinds of rooms that cost from 150,000 KRW to 600,000 KRW (approximately 141 USD to 565 USD) nightly. Rain was revealed to have stayed in the most expensive royal suite room with KCM that cost 600,000 KRW for one night. According to the rules of the Defense Media Agency, the celebrity recruits’ dorm fees are provided by the army, and an executive commander was to have stayed with them. However, the hosts of the event reasoned that they should be comfortable and had them stay in a luxurious hotel instead.

A Ministry of Defense representative explained, “Usually when celebrity recruits have performances in other places, they stay at motels and the money is provided by the Defense Media Agency. In the case of Rain, it is true that he stayed at the hotel in June after his Jeju Island concert. However, the money was provided for by the event hosts, Korea Cable Television & Telecommunications Association.

Rain and other celebrity recruits have been revealed to have stayed at hotels in other cases as well. In November, they stayed at another luxurious hotel. A representative from the army said, “Even if the money was provided from the outside, it is never acceptable for a soldier to stay at an outside hotel, while he is on duty.

However, the Minstry of Defense then told TV Report, “Rain stayed at Jeju Island because of an event. 49 people slept over, including 26 workers and 11  directors of the Defense Media Agency. Workers from the Defense Media Agency were with Rain, and they slept together because of their task. People are saying that Rain and KCM stayed together by themselves, but that makes no sense. About 5-6 people slept in the same suite. Also, it was not a luxurious hotel. The hotel cost about 600,000 KRW and was paid for by the Cable Association. Even the soldiers assigned to drive stay with the workers when they are not on base, so they stay at a hotel. This happens often in the army. You can’t pick out every incident. The Ministry of Defense cannot sentence Rain to disciplinary actions because he stayed at a hotel.

Source: Munhwa Ilbo via Nate and TV Report

Comedian Yoon Hyung Bin releases “Really Like You” MV

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 02:20 AM PST

Comedian Yoon Hyung Bin has released his music video for “Really Like You“.

The proposal song was composed for his soon-to-be bride Jung Kyung Mi, who he met on ‘Gag Concert‘. The comedian’s proposal recently unfolded on KBS 2TV‘s ‘The Qualifications of Men‘.

“Really Like You” is a song about confessing to the one you love. Yoon Hyung Bin collaborated with songwriter ‘Huh Kyung Young Song‘, but wrote the song’s witty lyrics himself.

Check out the MV below!

Verbal Jint’s “Good Start” tops real-time charts

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 01:51 AM PST

Immediately following the release of Verbal Jint‘s new single, “Good Start” (feat. Kang Min Hee of Miss $), the song rose to the top of music charts.

According to Brand New Music, “Good Start” is currently #2 on Melon, Naver, and Daum, #3 on CyWorld, #4 on Mnet, #5 on Olleh Music, and #1 on Bugs and Soribada‘s real-time charts.

Verbal Jint composed, wrote, arranged, and produced “Good Start”, which features the impressive vocal chops of Miss $’s new member Kang Min Hee. The single’s instantaneous success in the midst of heavy competition from idol group Girls’ Generation and hit TV show ‘Infinity Challenge‘ proves that talent is the key to success.

The new year has started with a battle brewing for the #1 spot on music charts with Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo‘s “Gangbuk Cool Guy” currently #1 on Mnet and Melon, while Girls’ Generation’s “I Got A Boy” is maintaining its #1 position on Olleh Music real-time charts.

Netizens commented, “Verbal Jint is unbelievably talented”, “Just like the song’s title, it is a ‘good start’”, and more.

Check out the MV below.

Super Junior-M hold successful press conference in Beijing for ‘Break Down’

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 01:20 AM PST

Super Junior-M recently held a successful press conference for their upcoming 2nd album, ‘Break Down‘, at Beijing’s CGV Cinema on the 7th.

Various media outlets as well as 200 fans were granted the special opportunity to join Super Junior-M at the event. Fans waited in line overnight in front of the theater as well as at the airport to catch a glimpse of the group.

SM Entertainment revealed that Super Junior-M were able to get closer to their Chinese fans by greeting them in their language, sharing behind-the-scenes stories from filming the “Break Down” music video, and introducing their upcoming album during the press conference.

Super Junior-M also announced that they will hold fan meetings across Asia starting in Nanjing, China on the 19th.

Wonder Girls’ former member Sunmi attends Sun’s wedding photo shoot

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 12:55 AM PST

Former Wonder Girls‘ member Sunmi made an appearance at the wedding photo shoot of soon-to-be bride Sun on the 7th.

JYP Entertainment confirmed, “During Sun’s wedding photo shoot, Wonder Girls’ Yenny, Yubin, Sohee, and Lim came to congratulate her. Former Wonder Girls’ member Sunmi also arrived at the photo shoot and enjoyed her time with the Wonder Girls,” revealing the current and former members’ still ongoing friendship.

Sun was recently spotted taking wedding photos with her fiance at renowned photographer Oh Joong Suk‘s studio.

Sun will be getting married to James Park on January 26th at Lotte Hotel in Sogongdong, Seoul. It was also revealed that one of Sun's closest friends, 2AM's Jo Kwon, will be officiating the wedding reception.

Tip: Erica

GLAM releases “Let’s Dance” video for “I Like That”

Posted: 08 Jan 2013 12:28 AM PST

GLAM recently released a “Let’s Dance” tutorial video for their comeback single, “I Like That“.

The video shows the GLAM members breaking down their impressive choreography into simple steps for fans to follow along.

Check out the video and learn to dance “I Like That” below!

Tip: Erica