Sunday, January 13, 2013

"‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’" plus 19 more

"‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’" plus 19 more

‘Running Man’ releases preview for ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 08:52 AM PST

The SBS variety program ‘Running Man‘ released an action-packed preview for next week’s upcoming broadcast, the ’2013 Running Winter Olympics’.

Featuring idol guests MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, ZE:A‘s Kwanghee, INFINITE‘s L, SHINee‘s Minho, f(x)‘s Sulli, and CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa and Jonghyun, the guests will form a team to compete against the ‘Running Man’ cast members in several winter events, leading up to the return of the famous ‘bells hide and seek’.

Next week’s Olympics-themed episode is a sequel to last summer’s ‘Running Olympics’ special, which also featured an idol team going against the ‘Running Man’ veterans in a series of sports-themed challenges.

Check out the preview below! Who do you think will win?

SECRET’s Zinger postpones her comeback stage

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 08:21 AM PST

SECRET‘s Zinger will be postponing her return to the stage after a vehicle accident left her with serious injuries.

“It has been determined that Zinger would still have a hard time performing the choreography,” TS Entertainment stated earlier today. “Therefore, we have decided to postpone her comeback.”

“Although we were planning to hold her comeback performance at the 27th Golden Disk Awards, in accordance with the opinion of her doctors and the hospital, we have changed our decision,” they said.

Zinger professed her disappointment but agreed to the decision. “If I can’t showcase a perfect stage, then although it’s disappointing, I’ll wait until next time,” she said.

Source: OSEN via Nate

MYNAME releases teaser comeback photos for Chaejin, Seyong, and Insoo

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 07:51 AM PST

MYNAME continued the buildup for their impending comeback with three new teasers, this time of members Chaejin, Seyong, and Insoo!

On January 14th (KST), their label, H2 Media, tweeted the three teaser photos giving fans a closer look at the three members' upgraded style for this comeback. The fire in the background plus their intense stares has definitely raised the hype for this comeback!

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on their comeback.

Source: H2 Media Twitter



Kim Soo Hyun spotted shooting for an upcoming movie

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 07:17 AM PST

Actor Kim Soo Hyun was recently spotted on the set of his new upcoming movie, ‘Secretly and Greatly‘.

In the photo, which was recently posted to an online community, were up-close stills of the charismatic actor on the set of his new feature film. Even though the actor is seen wearing matching green sweats and zip-up hoodie with a bucket-like hairstyle, a dramatic change for his character in the movie, his trademark good looks seems to have remained.

Meanwhile, ‘Secretly and Greatly’ is a drama/action movie that depicts a touching story between Won Ryu Hwan (Kim Soo Hyun), an elite spy sent to the south suffering from identity crisis in a divided territory, and the people of the village.

Source & Photo: Nate

Performances from the January 13th episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 06:33 AM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, INFINITE H, and Boyfriend held their comeback stages.

Check out the clips below!


[ MC Cuts ]


[ Next Week's Teasers ]




Other performances from tonight included: Girls’ Generation, Baek Ji Young, December, C-CLOWN, BIG STAR, Hello Venus, Juniel, Sunny Hill, GLAM, December, Sori, A-PRINCE, Hi.Ni, Gavy NJ, Airplane, Ego Bomb, 24K, and 2BiC!

Check them out below!


< Girls’ Generation>


< December >


< C-Clown >


< Sori >


< Baek Ji Young >


< Juniel >


< GLAM >


< Sunny Hill >


< Airplane >




< Ego Bomb >


< Gavy NJ >


< Hi.Ni>


< Hello Venus >

-Coming Soon-


< 24K >

-Coming Soon-


< 2BiC >

-Coming Soon-


INFINITE H debuts with “Special Girl” and “Without U” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 05:41 AM PST

INFINITE H have made their debut with a hip-hop themed first 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.

Check out their performances of "Special Girl" and "Without You" below!



Boyfriend returns to ‘Inkigayo’ with “I Yah” and “Standing with U”

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 05:31 AM PST

Boyfriend are back again with the release of their new track "I Yah"!

The members have once again let go of their boy-next-door image, leaving fans swooning with their 'homme fatale' concept for "I Yah" after the powerful concept seen in "Janus".

"I Yah", produced by Sweetune, is a song off of Boyfriend's repackaged album of the same name. Child actress Kim So Hyun also made a cameo as the girl who Boyfriend can't take their eyes off of in the "I Yah" MV.

Check out their performance of "I Yah" and another track of the album “Standing with U” below!


EXO-M & EXO-K visit music shows to cheer on Girls’ Generation

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:37 PM PST

Following SHINee‘s Jonghyun and Minho‘s visit to SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo, this week both EXO-M and EXO-K have visited their senior label mates Girls’ Generation at music shows.

On January 13th, SMTOWN‘s official Facebook page uploaded the photo above and posted in English, “Following a visit by SHINee members Jong Hyun and Min Ho last week, EXO-K and EXO-M came to cheer for Girls' Generation's performance of 'I Got a Boy' at MBC 'Show! Music Core' and SBS 'Inkigayo', respectively.

The top photo has Girls’ Generation making the same cute aegyo expression with EXO-K members.  In the bottom photo everyone has their own pose, but the teams still look warm and friendly for their commemorative snapshot backstage during the January 13th taping of ‘Inkigayo’.

Fans and netizens commented, “My boys and my girls. How cute“, “everyone is cute..SNSD and EXO hwaiting… me too miss EXO soooo much .. please comeback soon..”, “Ahhh…this is it..thank you., and more.

Be sure to stay tuned to allkpop for Inkigayo later on. You can check out Girls’ Generation’s ‘Music Core’ performance here.

Tip: joey

Past photos of Kim Soo Hyun & Suzy on the set of “Dream High” receive renewed attention

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:55 PM PST

Past photos of miss A‘s Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun on the set of the hit KBS 2TV drama ‘Dream High‘ have resurfaced and are receiving attention.

Photos of them were uploaded onto an online community site titled, “Suzy who is receiving cute affection on set“, and shows Kim Soo Hyun grabbing Suzy’s cheeks as a way of showing his caring nature for his co-star and friend. But upon seeing the photos, netizens were left wondering whether the past co-stars are just close friends or something more.

Netizens commented, “I’m jealous of Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy’s friendship”, “Are Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy dating in real-life?”, and “Their relationship seems suspicious.”

What do you think, friendly skinship, or ‘getting friendly’?

BoA reveals short audio preview for the Japanese version of “Only One”

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 09:01 PM PST

via tokyohive:
BoA will be making her comeback to the J-pop scene with the release of the Japanese version of her Korean single, “Only One” and has revealed a short audio preview of the track.

During a special ‘cocktail campaign’, she allowed fans in Japan to listen to a bit of the song.  Luckily, the snippet has bee uploaded for fans outside of Japan to hear. The album itself is scheduled for release in stores in Japan on February 27th!

In other news, BoA will be holding her first solo concert since her debut at Seoul’s Olympic Hall on the 26th and 27th.

Listen below and tell us what you think

MYNAME releases comeback teaser photos for JoonQ and Gunwoo

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST

MYNAME continued the buildup for their impending comeback with two new teasers, this time of members Gunwoo and JoonQ.

On January 13th (KST), their label, H2 Media, tweeted the two teaser photos giving fans a closer look at the two members’ upgraded style for this comeback. The fire in the background plus their intense stares has definitely raised the hype for this comeback.

In other MYNAME news, the group recently kicked off their first Japanese TV show entitled, ‘MYNAME’s W Kitchen‘.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on their comeback.

Source: H2 Media Twitter
Tip: Starylosophy

Hangeng dances to “MAXSTEP” and “Gangnam Style” on Chinese variety show

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:43 PM PST

Former Super Junior member Hangeng performed covers of SM Entertainment's dance unit Younique‘s "MAXSTEP" and Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style” on ‘Happy Camp‘.

Happy Camp is one of China’s most popular shows. Each episode features several popular celebrities as guest stars. The guests participate in interviews, performing, and party games.

Hangeng was a guest for the January 12th episode. At one point during the show, he performed a rousing rendition “MAXSTEP” then later a hilarious skit of “Gangnam Style”.

Watch the performances below, do you think he did a good job with the covers?


Gangnam Style

Tip: DJ

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun warms fans’ hearts with his smiling eyes

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 06:49 PM PST

Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun captured the fans’ hearts with his cute expression.

On January 11th, Kyuhyun shared the above selca as he tweeted, “Eehehehehehehehe.

Kyuhyun is holding up a stuffed doll mimicking its cute ‘smiling eyes’ expression. His innocent smile was similar to that of the doll in his arms.

After seeing the cute picture, the netizens commented, “You’re so cute“, “He’s not ‘poison-dol’ at times like this“, and “You’re identical to the doll.

Wonder Girls’ Yenny shares a gorgeous selca

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:51 PM PST

Wonder GirlsYenny recently shared a gorgeous selca with her fans on Twitter!

Yenny posted the photo above with the description, “Nino‘s head turns everytime I bring a camera… Nino is not photogenic… ㅜㅜ.” Unlike the “non-photogenic Nino”, Yenny looks absolutely stunning with her flawless skin and Goddess-like hairstyle.

Fans commented on her photo with, “Yenny gets prettier everyday“, “You look like you lost weight“, “You’ve gotten prettier since the last time we saw you“, and “I can only see Yenny in the picture.

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun gets shocked by rookie artists born in ’96

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:06 PM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun recently brought fans to laughter with her realization of how young rookie artists are these days.

Seohyun shared, “I realized that it’s been a long time since my debut. While fulfilling my MC duties on a music show, I realize that while I look at rookie artists each week. I am Girls’ Generation’s maknae, and as I watch other groups have ’96ers, I think to myself, ‘so there are people born in ’96.’ But in the past when other seniors asked me of my age and I replied, ‘I’m ’91′, I realize that this is how the seniors must have felt.”

Sooyoung shared, “As the number of rookies increase, I know their team names, but there are some members’ names that I don’t know. When we debuted, we couldn’t understand why people thought we were all similar. We are all so different. But I understand now.”

When asked if they no longer consider themselves a girl group now that they are in their 20s, Taeyeon stated, “We still don’t have any members who got married or gave birth to a child, so we are still girls”, to which Sooyoung added, “Rather than giving the meaning of ‘Girls’ Generation’, now it feels like we have become one.”

In other news, Girls’ Generation recently made their chart-topping comeback with new single, “I Got A Boy“.

Source + image: Kuki News via Nate

Actress Park Sol Mi feels jealous of MBLAQ’s Mir?

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 04:17 PM PST

Actress Park Sol Mi recently expressed her jealousy over MBLAQ’s Mir‘s weight loss.

Mir shared on his Twitter on the 8th, “Only my bones are left”, along with a photo. The selca shows Mir updating fans of his weight loss by revealing his noticeable collar bone.

Park Sol Mi seemed alarmed by this and tweeted back, “Mir yah, it’s still like that? It’s been a while since we went to the jungle. Please eat. You’re embarrassing noona who keeps only gaining weight.”

Park Sol Mi and Mir recently featured as guests on SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘s Amazon special.


2012 allkpop Awards – Revisiting the nominations for ‘Best New Girl Group’ and ‘Best New Boy Band’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 03:15 PM PST

The 2012 allkpop awards presented by NAVER BAND was allkpop's biggest awards to date. With 12 different categories and 74 different nominees, the 2012 allkpop awards brought in over 8.6 million votes!

As we wait for the results to be announced on January 31st, we thought it'd be nice to revisit just who was nominated, and why they were chosen as some descriptions have been updated since the beginning of the awards with the year wrapping up and new events coming to light. During the month of January we will be taking a look back on each category so make sure to keep checking back!

So let's take a look back on the nominations and why they were nominated in the first two categories: Best New Girl Group and Best New Boy Band.

Click Here to go to the 2012 allkpop Awards Page

Onew brings laughter with his awkward hand position

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:30 PM PST

A photo of SHINee‘s Onew and Taemin from a SBS variety program has been causing quite the laughter among netizens.

The photo above recently appeared on an online Korean community with the title, “Hand over the left chest“. In the photo both members have their hands over their left chest, a sign of devotion. However, unlike Taemin who naturally has his right hand over his left chest, Onew is awkwardly using his left hand.

Netizens commented on this photo with, “Why is Onew so cute?“, “I can’t even hold that uncomfortable position“, and “Did he subconsciously do it?

‘We Got Married’ couples put on a performance in Hawaii

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:45 PM PST

The couples of ‘We Got Married 4‘ put on a special performance on the January 12th episode.

Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Joon, Sunhwa, Kwanghee, Yoon Se Ah, and Julien Kang performed on stage in front of a large crowd of tourists, who were also visiting the sunny beaches of Hawaii.

The on-screen couples received an invitation to perform along with the professional dancers after learning the Maori and Tahiti dance. Kwanghee also suggested that they perform the horse dance from Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“, and the other dancers and audience members seemed to recognize the hit as they quickly followed along.

The girls and guys separated for their performances of the traditional dances. Julien Kang impressed with his statuesque looks, while Sunhwa had people screaming with her provocative dance skills.

Check out the performance below!

ZE:A’s Kwanghee reveals he’s close with Psy on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:00 PM PST

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee revealed his supposed close relationship with Psy on ‘We Got Married 4‘.

On the January 12th episode, the couples on the show held a special performance in Hawaii. On top of the traditional Maori and Tahiti dances, they also danced to Psy’s “Gangnam Style“. The other professional performers and audience members instantly recognized the global hit and had no problem joining in on the “horse dance.”

Kwanghee commented, “Irrespective of nationality, we all danced the ‘horse dance,’ which was fascinating to me. I was thankful to Psy hyung.” When asked if he knew Psy, Kwanghee answered, “We’re close. He treats me really well… but I don’t have his contact information at the moment. I usually don’t call world stars,” causing laughter.