Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"LEDApple performs rock cover of Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Taxi”" plus 19 more

"LEDApple performs rock cover of Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Taxi”" plus 19 more


LEDApple performs rock cover of Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Taxi”

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 08:44 AM PST

LEDApple performed a passionate rock cover of Girls’ Generation‘s “Mr. Taxi“.

On January 15th, the boys shared the cover through their official YouTube channel.

The cover is a pretty nice twist to “Mr. Taxi” with the usage of the guitar.

In case you missed it, you can also check out their cover of Maroon5‘s “Can’t Stop” below.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Winners from the 27th Golden Disk Awards (Day 1)

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 08:14 AM PST

On January 15th, many of Korea’s top musicians and pop stars gathered at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia for the 27th Golden Disk Awards.

This year, the show was divided into two parts: the first part (held on January 15th) honors the winners of the physical album categories, while the second day (held on January 16th) will do the same for digital albums. KARA‘s Nicole, CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa (Day 1), FT ISLAND‘s Lee Hong Ki, and SISTAR‘s Dasom (Day 2) are the MCs for this year’s awards.

The first ‘Golden Disk Awards’ began in 1986, and since then, it's become Korea's most prestigious awards ceremony for music. Nicknamed the 'Korean Grammy Awards,' the ceremony is reputed for its fair standards, as the committee utilizes figures from album and digital music sales only.

This year’s show will be pre-recorded and air on January 19th through jTBC.

Below are the list of winners from this year’s show!

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Disk Daesang
- Super Junior “Sexy Free & Single”

Disk Bonsang
- 4minute
- B1A4
- B2ST
- CNBLUE
- FT ISLAND
- INFINITE
- KARA
- SHINee
- Super Junior

Rookie Award
- EXO-K
- Juniel

Best Dance Performance Award
- Trouble Maker

Best Group Performance Award
- INFINITE

Next Generation Star Award
- BtoB

MSN Southeast Asia Award
- Super Junior “Sexy Free & Single”

Malaysia’s Most Favorite Star Award
- CNBLUE
- KARA

jTBC Best Artist Award
- B2ST

Popularity Award
- SHINee

Golden Disk Producer Award
- Han Sung Ho (FNC Entertainment)

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Congratulations to all of the winners!

What did you think of the results of the Golden Disk Awards this year? Tell us your thoughts in the comment box below!

[Images credited as tagged.]

Red carpet photos from the ’27th Golden Disk Awards’

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

The first day of the 27th annual ‘Golden Disk Awards‘ has wrapped up! This year’s event took place at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Founded in 1986, the ‘Golden Disk Awards’ is held by the Music Industry Association of Korea to award artists for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

Check out some of the red carpet photos from the event below!

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‘STONEHENGE’ releases making of photo shoot featuring Jessica and Krystal

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:11 AM PST

Jewelry brand STONEHENGE has released a making-of its photo shoot with the ‘Jung sisters’, Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica and f(x)‘s Krystal.

In the clip, both sisters are interviewed about the moments they look most beautiful. Jesssica answered, “I guess since I’m the unni, I feel [most worried] when I see my little sister working. I feel most at ease when she’s resting peacefully at home, and she’s most beautiful then too.” Krystal replied, “Unni looks most beautiful when she’s eating. I made her food once, and I felt so proud.”

Jessica and Krystal dressed in wedding dresses for the shoot, and the older sister commented, “Before the photo shoot, I thought about it. How I would tell Krystal if I were to actually get married. I started tearing up.” Krystal remarked, “Why are you about to cry?” Her older sister responded, “I think I won’t want to separate. I got really sad.”

Krystal smiled as she assured her, “I think I’ll have to look after my older sister. I have to prepare food for her and clean up after her. I think she’ll always call me over to her house too. That’s why we won’t be separated.”

Check out the making-of clip below!

Jung Kyung Mi reveals she has only been on two trips with Yoon Hyung Bin

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:50 AM PST

Comedian Jung Kyung Mi shared the love story between herself and her boyfriend of 7 years Yoon Hyung Bin.

She appeared on January 14th’s airing of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘, where she revealed, “In the seven years that I have been dating Yoon Hyung Bin, we went out drinking, just the two of us, just two times.

She continued, “Yoon Hyung Bin and I have different ways of relieving stress and different hobbies. I like going on trips, but he doesn’t even like going on trips with friends. I’ve only been on two trips with him.

He also doesn’t drink. Can’t two lovers drink together once in a while? We can have deep conversations over alcohol too. Yoon Hyung Bin and I have only gone drinking together twice.

MC Jeon Hyun Moo then brought laughs by asking, “In the seven years of dating, were you two perhaps separated for five years?

Lee Hi updates fans with a lovely snapshot backstage

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:20 AM PST

Lee Hi updated fans from the dressing room with a lovely snapshot.

Lee Hi shared on her official Facebook on the 14th, “While I’m getting my hair and makeup done at the waiting room,” along with the photo above.

The photo shows the singer flashing her big eyes at the camera while getting ready to go on stage, leavings fans mesmerized by her natural beauty.

Netizens commented, “Lee Hi’s eyes are mesmerizing”, “Lee Hi has charm”, “Lee Hi fighting!”, and more.

Cast of ‘Running Man’ spotted filming in different costumes

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


The cast of ‘Running Man‘ was spotted filming for an upcoming episode!

In the photos, the members can be seen wearing the outfits of the different people who fought for or partook in the battles for national independence in Korea.

The ‘Running Man’ members took their missions through Seoul City Hall, Seoul library, the subway stations, and more. The members also ran into the mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon, who later posted on his Twitter, “The SBS ‘Running Man’ team filmed in the City Hall today. During my break, I brought coffee to Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Ji Suk Jin, HaHa, Song Ji Hyo, and everyone else that was involved in the filming and also took a picture with them. I will not be appearing in the episode, but still watch it!

Netizens commented, “I am seriously looking forward to this episode“, “I can’t believe some of them went through Seoul wearing traditional clothing”,They all look good in their outfits”, and more.

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Past photos of Taeyang and G-Dragon with Sean’s daughter gain attention

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

A past picture of Big Bang‘s G-Dragon is gaining attention once again.

On January 15th, Sean shared the above picture on Twitter with the caption, “Haeum and G-Dragon at Big Show a few years ago.” He later added a similar message with an adorable photo of Taeyang and his daughter as well.

Big Bang fans loved seeing the “fatherly” sides of the two idols.

Netizens commented, “It’s a picture that warms the heart from just looking at it“, “G-Dragon looks like a baby“, “G-Dragon’s apple hair is cute“, “Where are you looking Haeum?“, and more.

Girls’ Generation’s charity auction raises over $5,000 in funds for terminally ill patients

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 05:05 AM PST

Girls’ Generation have teamed up with ‘Beautiful Store‘ to hold their first online charity auction of the new year. The group’s members donated items to be auctioned.

The campaign for the charity titled, ‘Together With Sooyoung Let’s Give the Light of Hope to the Dark World’ was unveiled through ‘Beautiful Store’, Daum, and QTV, calling out fans and citizens alike in the spirit of giving.

It was revealed that Sooyoung personally reached out to the charity to contribute and expressed her interest in providing proper treatment as well as finding the cure for terminally ill patients.

Girls’ Generation donated 17 of their own items and raised an impressive total of 5,841,000 won (~$5,500 USD). Jessica’s sneakers sold for 650,000 won (~$600 USD), YoonA’s sunglasses sold for 609,000 won (~$576 USD), Tiffany’s watch sold for 600,000 won (~$568 USD), YoonA’s hat sold for 540,000 won (~$511 USD), and Sooyoung’s watch sold for 412,000 won (~$390 USD).

‘Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and Hope’ campaign will end on the 19th.

SPEED’s Taewoon considers his brother Block B’s Zico to be his rival?

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 04:40 AM PST

Rookie idol group SPEED‘s leader, Taewoon revealed, “I consider my younger brother, idol group Block B‘s leader Zico, as a rival.

Taewoon shared, “Zico is a precious younger brother to me, and we always give each other rap advice and work together at home. Since it’s a professional world on stage, I’ve always considered him to be my rival.”

He also commented, “We tell the fans that Block B is talented and raps well on stage, so they should think of Block B as SPEED and become their fans. Similarly, I would like Block B’s fans to give a little love to SPEED.

Meanwhile, SPEED released their drama and dance music video versions for “It’s Over” as well as their full album ‘Superior SPEED‘. The brothers’ duet was also recently canceled.

Simon D and Yoo Jae Suk greet each other for the New Year

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 04:16 AM PST

Supreme Team‘s Simon D recently shared his hilarious text message conversation with MC Yoo Jae Suk, proving that their knack for comedy isn’t just for the cameras.

Simon D shared on his Twitter on the 13th, “Jae Suk hyung, who all of a sudden saves my ad libs once again, alive alive,” along with the screenshot of their conversation.

Yoo Jae Suk texted Simon D, “Simon D, Simon D, something smells fishy hehe,” to which Simon D replied, “Jae Suk, Jae Suk, you’re cool keke.”

The MC then texted back, “Hehe Simon D, Simon D, see you again. I will talk to you later,” to which Simon D responded, “Yes, yes, Jae Suk, Jae Suk, although it’s very late, Happy New Year. Be careful of catching a cold!!” Yoo Jae Suk gave his greetings for the new year as well and replied, “Yes yes Simon D, I hope you have a lot of fortune for the new year, hehe.”

Netizens commented, “Yoo Jae Suk and Simon D are [natural comedians]~”, “Because they’re both variety show personalities, even their texts are hilarious”, and more.

Simon D made a guest appearance on the January 6th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Running Man‘, where he showcased his comedic skills.

Super Junior’s Kangin receives attention after his successful diet

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 03:51 AM PST

Super Junior‘s Kangin was recently spotted at the Incheon International Airport on his way to ‘The 27th Samsung Galaxy Golden Disk Awards‘ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fans were shocked fans by the idol’s weight loss. The photos show Kangin wearing a chic, black motorcycle jacket and glasses to match, revealing his new V-line and toned figure.

Kangin previously tweeted to fans on the 1st, “I ate ten of the Neera [lemon] detox that my friend Han Byul gifted me with, and not only were the toxins gone, but my skin improved,” revealing the secret to his recent weight loss.

Netizens commented, “Kangin’s diet is successful. His face became half the size of his original face”, “I almost didn’t recognize Kangin”, “He became more handsome. I applaud his effort. The diet must have not been easy”, and more.

Tip: Erica

After School’s Lizzy and E-Young go on a grocery shopping date

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 03:25 AM PST

After School‘s Lizzy and E-Young snapped a picture while out grocery shopping.

On January 14th, Lizzy tweeted, “On a date with E-Young at E-Mart❤try to find us,” and attached the above picture.

The picture shows Lizzy and E-Young shopping at a supermarket. They looked like they were enjoying their time out as they cutely posed for the picture.

After seeing the picture, “uncle fans” of After School commented, “Lizzy got prettier“, “Did you go shopping for dinner?“, “I wonder which market it is“, “I would like to go grocery shopping with them too“, and more.

Psy snaps a photo with former US president Bill Clinton

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 03:01 AM PST

Psy snapped a photo with former United States president Bill Clinton!

On the 14th, Psy tweeted,

He was smiling brightly for the camera alongside the former president. His tweet seems to imply that he got to hear Bill Clinton play the saxophone.

Psy also recently posed with Kiefer Sutherland, and he seems to be just adding on to his collection of photos with famous people.

Who do you think he’ll get a photo with next?

Sunny reveals she has a ‘Girls’ Generation Side’ and a ‘Soonkyu Side’

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:39 AM PST

Girls’ Generation honestly ranked their members based on their “makeup-less” faces.

The girls appeared on January 14th’s airing of ‘Hello‘, where they were asked which members look the best and worst without makeup. Though they initially claimed that each member is pretty in her own way, Hyoyeon brought laughs by frankly adding, “I like my face with makeup on.

Then Sunny revealed, “I have a ‘Girls’ Generation mode’ and a ‘Soonkyu (Sunny’s birth name) mode’. I have my hair back in my Soonkyu mode, and when I do, the members tell me I look like a boy. They even get surprised sometimes.

Fellow member Tiffany confirmed this by saying, “I feel like Sunny became more boyish after her new haircut.

Viewers commented on the girls’ interaction, “Rather than ranking, it seems to have switched to talking about Sunny“, “All the girls are beautiful either way“, and more.

A-Peace hold their 1000th concert in Japan

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:23 AM PST

21-member idol group A-Peace recently held their 1000th concert in Japan on the 14th.

A-Peace’s agency Golden Goose stated, “[A-Peace] are the first Korean artists to hold 1000 concerts [in Japan], and they attracted over 15,000 attendees. Through their consistent effort, A-Peace’s debut album reached #11 on the Oricon chart. They’re consistently being introduced on NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, and other Japanese network channels as well as various cable programs. Unlike other K-pop idol singers, since the start of their debut, they performed two live concerts daily to raised their talent and popularity.”

In other news, A-Peace will release their collaboration single with Hello Kitty titled “X.O.X.O~Holding Your Dream” on February 13th.

Tip: fckyeahapeace

Lee Hyori expresses her concerns for comeback

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 01:53 AM PST

Veteran singer Lee Hyori expressed her concerns for her upcoming comeback.

Lee Hyori shared on Twitter on the 14th, “The trend these days seems to be songs that mix two or three genres into one track. As I listen to it, [I wonder] if it’s the same song? Is it another song now? [I'm usually asking myself questions like this]… Hmm, I fell way behind ㅜㅜ What should I do,” revealing her concerns for her comeback after listening to Girls’ Generation‘s comeback single, “I Got A Boy“, as well as other recent releases.

Netizens commented, “Lee Hyori, who is always above the trend, is the best”, “I am only waiting for Lee Hyori’s comeback”, “You don’t need to worry. The moment Lee Hyori comes back, you will be on top”, and more.

Do you think Lee Hyori should be worried about the competition?

Tip: Erica

Huh Gak meets with ‘Superstar K4′ contestant Yoo Seung Woo

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 01:32 AM PST

Huh Gak recently met up with ‘Superstar K4‘s Yoo Seung Woo, leaving fans excited at the possibility of a ‘Superstar K’ collaboration.

Huh Gak shared on his Twitter, “Ah, I finally met Yoo Seung Woo, who I worked hard to cheer on, kekekekekekekekeke,” along with the photo above.

The photo shows Huh Gak and Yoo Seung Woo working on a song together with Yoo Seung Woo happily playing his guitar.

Huh Gak previously shared on his Twitter while ‘Superstar K4′ was airing, “Yoo Seung Woo is doing well. [I guess he's gotten over the adjustment period?],” and following Yoo Seung Woo’s elimination, he tweeted, “Yoo Seung Woo, you did well,” showing his unending support for the talented contestant.

Netizens commented, “It’s a meetup of the ‘Superstar K’ stars”, “Yoo Seung Woo is so adorable”, “I wonder what they did together?”, and more.

In other news, Huh Gak is set to make an appearance at the upcoming ‘27th Golden Disk Awards‘ to be held at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on the 15th-16th.

Kim Sori impresses fans with her toned figure

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 01:11 AM PST

Kim Sori has been impressing fans with her toned figure, which she’s ramped up for her latest comeback.

A photo of Kim Sori was uploaded onto an online community site under the title “Kim Sori’s natural figure”. The image shows the singer posing for the camera in the blue dress seen on her album cover for “Dual Life“.

Netizens commented, “Sori unni’s figure is so pretty!!”, “Her figure is no joke”, “It’s no different from her album jacket photo”, and more.

Kim Sori recently made her long awaited comeback with digital single “Dual Life”, which is receiving a lot of love.

Check out the “Dual Life” MV below if you missed it!

‘Talk Club Actors’ rates lower than its predecessor ‘Come to Play’

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 12:51 AM PST

MBC‘s new variety program, ‘Talk Club Actors‘, ranked an even lower rating than its predecessor ‘Come to Play‘.

The show that replaced ‘Come to Play’ brought in a viewer rating of 4.1% for its first episode on the 14th, which was 0.8% lower than ‘Come to Play’.

For the first episode, actresses such as Hwang Shin Hye, Shim Hye Jin, Ye Ji Won, Song Seon Mi, Go Soo Hee, Go Eun Ah, Shin So Yul, and Min Ji came on to talk about the experiences they’ve had since their debut.

In contrast, competitors ‘Healing Camp‘ and ‘Hello‘ rated 7.3% and 12.3% each.