Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"J.Y. Park shows off his adorable new puppy" plus 19 more

"J.Y. Park shows off his adorable new puppy" plus 19 more


J.Y. Park shows off his adorable new puppy

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 08:36 AM PST

J.Y. Park updated fans with his adorable new puppy!

On January 29, J.Y. Park shared on his Twitter, “Fell in love with a girl at first sight. She took my breath away. We decided to live together. Any name suggestions?”, leaving fans initially wondering if he was referring to a new girlfriend. But upon seeing the photo of the singer with his adorable new puppy, fans couldn’t help but smile.

J.Y. Park can be seen carefully holding the small puppy with both of his hands and smiling as he gazes at his new companion.

Fans also sent in their suggestions for what to name the puppy.

What would you name the puppy?

Source & Image: J.Y. Park‘s Twitter

miss A’s Suzy gives a present to Kim Soo Hyun?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 08:05 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy and actor Kim Soo Hyun were recently captured in a friendly display abroad.

The photos, which were recently uploaded to an online internet community, show the two hot celebrities standing outside Thailand’s Bangkok airport, after finishing a photo shoot for the clothing brand, Bean Pole Outdoor.

Suzy was shown handing over a package wrapped in clear plastic to Kim Soo Hyun, raising the curiosity of fans and leaving them wondering what the package could have contained.

The duo are known for exhibiting their chemistry in the 2011 hit drama, ‘Dream High‘. The full ‘Bean Pole Outdoor’ photo shoot will be revealed in February.

What do you suppose could’ve been in that package?

B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk reveals mysterious audio clip “Sacramental Confession”

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 07:29 AM PST

B.A.P‘s leader Bang Yong Guk posted a mysterious audio clip called “Sacramental Confession” on his tumblr.

He also tweeted:

The audio clip features Bang Yong Guk’s rap vocals and dark instrumentals. It’s likely that the song is the idol’s own creation as he’s known to have written the rap lyrics in all of B.A.P’s songs. He also had a hand in composing songs on their debut album ‘Warrior‘.

Take a listen to “Sacramental Confession” below!

Lee Seung Gi is all smiles for child actors on CF set

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 07:13 AM PST

Lee Seung Gi recently caught his fans’ eyes with his fatherly smile.

Pictures, from the set of his recent CF filming, show Lee Seung Gi getting along with the child actors who shot the pizza CF with him.

A staff member commented, “Lee Seung Gi first showed them magic and played with them and was comfortable with the child actors so the atmosphere of the set was very warm. The children listened to Lee Seung Gi, and they worked well together so the filming went smoother than expected.”

In related news, Lee Seung Gi is starring in the upcoming MBC drama ‘Guga Medical Book‘ alongside miss A‘s Suzy.

Comedian Park Ji Sun reveals her hilarious conversation with Yoo Hee Yeol

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 06:45 AM PST

Park Ji Sun‘s conversation with Yoo Hee Yeol is receiving a lot of attention.

On January 29th, comedian Park Ji Sun shared a screen capture of her chat messages with Yoo Hee Yeol with the tweet, “Conversation with him always gives me strength; he’s unchanging.

The revealed screen capture showed a message between the comedian and the well-known host and musician. Park Ji Sun send, “Oppa I love you,” to which Yoo Hee Yeol replied, “Don’t do that.”

Park Ji Sun then messaged him, “I miss you,” and Yoo Hee Yeol joked, “Suppress the feeling.

After seeing their conversation, netizens commented, “So funny“, “Yoo Hee Yeol’s sense of humor is the best“, “Full of affection in the morning“, “I like Park Ji Sun so much“, and more.

Sunny Hill holds a special ‘mini fan meeting’

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 06:22 AM PST

Sunny Hill recently prepared a special ‘mini fan meeting’ to return the love and support fans have shown during their promotions for “Goodbye to Romance“.

On January 29th, LOEN Entertainment uploaded a video titled “Mini Fan Meeting with ‘HiLLER” onto their official Youtube channel. The clip shows footage from the fan meet as well as cameras following the girls before and after the event.

The group successfully wrapped up promotions for their second mini-album, ‘Antique Romance‘, on the January 20th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘.

Check out the video below!

Lee Dong Wook talks about his debut days

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 05:58 AM PST

Lee Dong Wook discussed his debut days when he used to only play small roles.

On the latest episode of ‘Strong Heart‘, the MC shared, “When I used to play small roles, I happened to meet a famous star. Back then, I used to show up on set first. A famous actor appeared then, so I went over to him and greeted him happily. Of course, he wouldn’t know me because I was playing a minor role. But he looked coldly at me and said, ‘What is this?’ and left. That was very hard on me.

He explained, “That moment, I promised to myself that if I became an actor later, I would be nice to the minor role actors.

Despite the fact that he started off playing minor roles, Lee Dong Wook went on to play leading roles in famous dramas such as ‘My Girl‘, ‘Scent of  a Woman‘, and ‘Wild Romance‘.

Actor Kwak Do Won wants Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon to make her acting debut

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

During the screening for upcoming film ‘Wrath of Ethics‘ at the Lotte Cinema on the 30th, actor Kwak Do Won received attention by revealing his wish for Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon to make her acting debut .

Kwak Do Won stated, “I am anticipating and hoping that I will be cast in more [melodrama] movies in the future. If there are people willing to cast me… I hope that Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon starts acting. Please try acting,” calling out Taeyeon to make her acting debut in the near future.

The actor also opened up about his first kiss scene and shared, “I filmed the kiss scene all day long, and my female co-star was very beautiful. I was so nervous that I fasted and gargled [mouthwash] all day. But the actress ate four meals. Actresses are more confident I think. She originally said it was her first kiss scene, but later on she was the one to encourage me.”

‘Wrath of Ethics’ will premiere on February 21st.

‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins Online’ releases still cuts of upcoming CF featuring Go Eun Ah, Roy Kim, and Jung Joon Young

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 05:05 AM PST

Online game Ghosts ‘n Goblins Online released still cuts of its upcoming CF featuring endorsement models Go Eun Ah, Roy Kim, and Jung Joon Young.

CJ E&M‘s online gaming site Netmarble unveiled the images on the ‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins Online’ homepage. Jung Joon Young can be seen rescuing Go Eun Ah from captivity, while Roy Kim is running towards the building to save her as well. It has been revealed that Go Eun Ah will play the role of the princess, while Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young will play the role of the knights who save the princess.

Netizens commented, “Go Eun Ah is lucky to film a CF with Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young”, “Go Eun Ah’s figure is unexpectedly impressive”, and more.

ALi reveals she almost used the stage name Tysoon because of Leessang’s Gil

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 04:41 AM PST

ALi revealed the story behind her stage name.

On the January 30th broadcast of YTN‘s ‘News 12- Issue and People‘, ALi shared the story behind her unique name.

ALi revealed, “Actually, this name is a stage name created by Leessang. Both of the Leessang members like boxing a lot. To symbolize the idea of explosive vocals, we took the name from the famous boxer Muhammad Ali to create the stage name.”

She made viewers laugh by adding “To be honest, I almost became Tysoon. Leessang’s Gil said he liked Tyson, but since I’m a girl, we should make it Tysoon. But Gary said Tysoon was too much and came up with a more refined name, which was ALi. I could have been Tysoon.”

During the interview, ALi also shared the details about her new mini-album and songEraser“.

Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin swept up in a love scandal?

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 04:16 AM PST

The cast of ‘School 2013‘ joked that Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin are in love with each other.

The special for the popular drama aired on the 29th under the name, ‘School 2013 Special – Let’s Go to School‘. The show revealed the best five scenes of the drama, and the #1 scene turned out to be the teary make up scene between Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin’s characters.

After Lee Jong Suk saw the scene, he commented, “Kim Woo Bin and I are friends from when we were models. That’s why I was more at ease when we were acting together. It was cold, so I couldn’t get my emotions right, but he helped me a lot.” The two were already good friends offscreen, but they’ve gotten even closer after ‘School 2013′.

When Daniel Choi heard this, he joked, “It was a little weird to see them lying down together in some scenes.“ Jang Nara also added, “I think they’re actually in love with each other,” causing the studio to laugh.

In response, Kim Woo Bin placed his hand on Lee Jong Suk’s thigh.

Epik High’s Tablo updates fans on his daughter’s flu

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 03:51 AM PST

Epik High‘s Tablo revealed that his daughter Haru has gotten over a case of the flu.

Tablo posted to Twitter: “Haru won the battle against the flu today. Got her smile back^^ baby blo~.”

In the close-up photo, his daughter is staring intently at the camera with a mischievous smile on her face that would no doubt remind many fans of Tablo himself. In a past interview, he stated that his daughter is someone who drives him to do music. “The existence of my daughter gives me great inspiration,” he said.

In other news, Tablo is currently preparing for a new album.

AoA’s Hyejeong shares her thoughts on her acting debut in ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 03:26 AM PST

AoA‘s Hyejeong recently sat down for an interview following her final filming of the SBS drama ‘Cheongdamdong Alice‘ and shared her thoughts on her acting debut.

Hyejeong, who starred as Han Sae Kyung’s (Moon Geun Young) younger sister Sae Jin shared, “There were a lot of [interesting] aspects, and I liked that I could learn a lot from the experience. It was interesting because I experienced things for the first time like matching one’s eye level. Because there were a lot of scenes in which I appeared with my character’s family, I had more scenes in which I was listening rather than saying my own lines, so I learned a lot of methods about how to react. Geun Young unni taught me in a friendly manner how to position my eyes and the angle of my face. Although I can’t act, I worried that I would hear even worse criticisms. Although there was pressure, I received strength from the support of people around me.”

When asked which role from ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ she would have liked to take on, Hyejeong chose Shin In Hwa (Kim Yuri). She explained, “At first I thought she’s only a cold, workaholic woman, but as I kept watching, she is a woman who knows how to love. Kim Yuri sunbae’s acting ability was also very good. It was a shame that I didn’t have any opportunities to act with her.”

AoA’s Hyejeong, who always dreamed of becoming a singer, lost the third round of a supermodel contest during high school and was cast on the street by her current agency manager on her way back home. Hyejeong also gave a shout out to her mother who secretly applied for the contest on her daughter’s behalf. The singer revealed, “My mom originally dreamed of becoming a celebrity and always told me that she’d wish that I fulfill her dream on her behalf. I found out that my mom sent in the application three days before the contest.”

Hyejeong then began her trainee period and made her debut as a member of AoA last August. She was cast in ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ soon afterwards through an audition. Hyejeong expressed her love for both music and acting, stating, “There is an electric feeling when I perform on stage. My heart beats fast. I like that I can relate to people through acting. A few days ago, maybe because I missed the drama after it ended, I was thinking that I want to continue to act.”

Hyejeong also opened up about her experience going on fantasy dates with fellow idol stars on tvN‘s ‘The Romantic & Idol‘, revealing, “At first I went with the feeling of ‘I should have a good time and come back’, but after filming day after day, I started to feel burdened. After having a good time with each other as if [going on a college trip], when the staff asked who will I choose during the interview I went blank. Although it was a broadcast, I was too comfortable and [energetic], and I think that I should have been a little bit more careful.” She also revealed that she does not go into the KakaoTalk chat room with the other guests from the show due to the fact that she doesn’t have a cellphone, adding, “I don’t know what they talk about in there.”

Hyejeong also revealed her goal to film action scenes. “I’m not athletic, but I think it will be a rewarding [experience]. Although it may be difficult to film even one scene, I will probably feel like I accomplished something.”

Source + Image(s): Yonhap News via Nate

Kim Su Ro reveals he received an allowance until he was 33

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST

Actor Kim Su Ro shared a story from his less responsible days.

On January 29th’s airing of ‘Moon Light Prince‘, Kim Su Ro revealed, “I received allowances until I was 33, and I spent 5,000,000 won (~4,604 USD) a month. My family gave me as much money as I asked. Back then I thought, ‘ I’ll be successful later, and I’ll return it later,’ and thought receiving an allowance was justifiable.

He continued, “But the heavens didn’t give me everything. My father passed away when he was 46. Then I realized that we were slowly losing our assets, and I thought, ‘There’s only a few more years left until I can study with money given to me.’ I thought I should quit theater and do film. I filmed a movie and paid for my sister’s wedding as well as my own.”

I don’t have any regrets, but it angers me that my father passed away early. After turning forty, I thought, ‘I am this healthy, but my father passed away at this age.’ I started to feel the importance of my father in my forties. I think that’s why I started drinking.

Seo In Guk poses with agency studio mascot

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 02:37 AM PST

Seo In Guk revealed a photo with his agency recording studio’s unusual mascot.

On the 29th, he wrote on his me2day, “The company studio mascot!! I was scared at first, but I think I got close with him now? Hehehe. Let’s be friends ㅠ,” and posted a photo with the snake mascot.

He seemed to have no problems playing around with a snake on the table and didn’t look as scared as he implied in his message.

Fans commented, “It’s not scary? You’re amazing“, “I’m scared just looking at it“, “There’s a snake in your studio… That’s unique“, and more.

In other news, Seo In Guk will make his first appearance on a variety program for the MBC lunar new year special 'When a Man Lives Alone'.

‘Strong Heart’ triumphs over ‘Moonlight Prince’ in viewer ratings for its time slot

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 02:16 AM PST

MC Kang Ho Dong‘s former variety show SBS‘ ‘Strong Heart‘ surpassed his new variety show KBS 2TV‘s ‘Moonlight Prince‘ in viewer ratings for its time slot this week.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the January 29th broadcast of ‘Strong Heart’ achieved a solid 8.8% viewer rating which was an 0.3% decrease from its ratings for the previous week. However, it was more than enough to beat out ‘Moonlight Prince’s lackluster 4.7% viewer rating, which was an 1.0% decrease from its previous episode.

Meanwhile, MBC‘s ‘PD Notebook‘ came in at 2nd place with a 6.0% viewer rating.

Kim Tae Hee spotted for the first time after announcing relationship with Rain

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 01:55 AM PST

Kim Tae Hee was spotted for the first time after going public with her relationship with Rain.

Y-STAR‘s ‘Live Star News‘ showed footage of Kim Tae Hee visiting a hanbok store for her upcoming drama ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love‘. Because she would be playing a Joseon fashion designer, Kim Tae Hee was fitted into the clothes she would be wearing on screen and checked over all the sizes herself.

The store employee commented, “Kim Tae Hee tried everything on and [decided on] what was the prettiest for [the drama character's] concept. She was very pretty.

Even though the press surprised her, she never lost her smile in front of the cameras. However, when a reporter asked her about Rain, she showed surprise and left quickly.

Tip: Erica

Kim Soo Hyun wins ‘Model of the Year Award’ at the ‘TVCF Advertising Award 2012′

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 01:34 AM PST

Kim Soo Hyun received the ‘Model of the Year Award‘ at the 10th annual ‘TVCF Advertising Award 2012‘ held at COEX, Seoul on January 29th.

The actor picked up the ‘Model of the Year Award’ for his bright and healthy image as the endorsement model for top brands. He’s given the nation ‘Kim Soo Hyun syndrome’ following his roles in the hit dramas ‘Dream High‘ and ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘, and his popularity is definitely obvious from the amount of CFs he participated in last year.

Netizens commented, “Congrats on your ‘Model of the Year Award’”, “He deserves it”, “We hope to see more handsome sides of Kim Soo Hyun this year”, and more.

Kim Soo Hyun is currently filming for the upcoming movie ‘Secret to Greatness‘, which is set to premiere later this year.

NU’EST releases Baekho, Aron, and Minhyun’s teaser photos for 2nd mini-album

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 01:13 AM PST

NU'EST, who's receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, will be making their comeback on February 13th!

The group is stirring interest amongst netizens as they have just released jacket photos of Baekho, Aron, and Minhyun for their comeback 2nd mini-album.

Check out JR and Ren‘s teasers if you missed them, and stay tuned to allkpop for more information!

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‘School 2013′ actors donate money from special broadcast to charity

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 12:56 AM PST

The stars of ‘School 2013‘ will be donating their paychecks from the special episode to charity.

The highly popular drama broadcast a special episode at the end of their run instead of prolonging the series. The actual recording of the special episode took place on the 26th with 300 fans. The episode was hosted by Cultwo, and all the actors received a lot of cheers from the entire audience.

Singers who participated in the OST for the drama performed, and the three actresses who played students came out to perform a surprise song as well. The teachers and Cultwo then led an honest talk show that included audience members in the discussion.

The stars donated all their pay for the special episode to charity. The drama previously donated 1,300 books to students in need.