Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Son Ho Young covers Um Jung Hwa on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Son Ho Young covers Um Jung Hwa on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


Son Ho Young covers Um Jung Hwa on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:46 AM PST

Singer Song Ho Young performed “Finding a Hidden Picture” on the January 12th Um Jung Hwa special of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

Before his concert-like performance, Son Ho Young commented, “I tried out a lot of things until now. The one thing I haven’t tried is dancing and clapping with the audience. Don’t your behinds hurt? Stretch a little. I’m going to speak informally. When I say ‘jump’, you can jump, and when I saw ‘clap’, all you have to do is clap,” getting the crowed pumped up.

Despite his lovely cover of Um Jung Hwa’s song, Ivy received the final win with her rendition of “Invitation“.

Check out Son Ho Young’s performance below!

Male fan rejects a hug from Girls’ Generation’s Jessica on ‘Guerilla Date’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 08:02 AM PST

On January 12th, the ladies of Girls’ Generation appeared on the “Guerilla Date” segment of KBS2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘.

Just like all the other Guerilla Dates, the ladies walked on the streets of Hongdae with a large crowd following them. Four of the members including YoonA, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, and Taeyeon were sent on a special guerilla team mission and the other 5 members remained with the crowd.

After this, three male fans were picked out of the crowd and asked to select their favorite members. One guy picked Jessica, the other picked Seohyun, and the last picked Sunny which caused Yuri and Tiffany to hug each other for not getting picked.

The male fan who selected Jessica then played a special word game with the 5 members and after this game Jessica gave the male fan an autographed ‘I Got A Boy‘ album and a handshake. However, what caught the attention of netizens and fans alike was what came afterwards when Jessica went in for a hug. When Jessica attempted to hug the male fan, he quickly took a step back and rejected her, his reasoning being that he has a girlfriend. The other four members burst out in laughter and the MC stated this is the first time such a thing has occurred on the show. Tiffany was quick to defend Jessica, telling the male fan that this is not something you do to precious Jessica. However Jessica stated it is understandable because he has a girlfriend and the members laughed once again.

The hilarious segment occurs around the 3:05 mark below!

Lee Joon comforts Oh Yeon Seo by revealing a personal story on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:31 AM PST

Lee Joon comforted Oh Yeon Seo with a personal story on the January 12th episode of ‘We Got Married 4‘.

The show broadcast the first meeting between the on-screen couple since the actress’ dating rumors with her ‘Oh Ja Ryong is Coming‘ co-star Lee Jang Woo broke out. Oh Yeon Seo made sure to clear it up with Lee Joon, explaining that the rumors were false. She also made a tearful apology as she was afraid he was hurt by the headlines.

After seeing her cry, Lee Joon said, “Everything passes. I thought I wanted to quit too. I really wanted to quit being a celebrity. I thought a lot about how it wasn’t for me.”

He continued on to share a story about a tough time he went through in the past, “When [MBLAQ wasn't doing so well], we went on a cable show to debate about sex offenders. The MBLAQ members were forced to split up for the show. Despite the fact that I had a different opinion, I had to think about it from that person’s perspective. I didn’t know what to say, since I had to listen to the opposing view.”

“When the broadcast aired, I was portrayed as someone who was defending a sex offender. After seeing that, it was hard because I didn’t even mean to come off that way. It drove me nuts. In your case, you didn’t intend for it to be that way, but it did become that way. I know you probably thought about quitting too. It’s so unfair because I feel like people only look at the surface. I’m not like that. The most important thing is that you know you did nothing wrong.”

Oh Yeon Seo commented during her solo interview, “My husband teared up talking about the past. My heart hurt seeing him like that. It’d be easy for him to say that the rumors will all pass, and that if I’m patient, time will clear everything up, but because he brought up his own story [to comfort me], it really hurt me.”

Lee Joon stated, “It was really hard at that time… for some reason, I felt like she feels the same way I did. Her expression was the same as mine when I was going through difficulties… That’s why I told her the story about me.”

KARA’s Seungyeon is most jealous of Jiyoung?

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

KARA‘s Seungyeon shared that she’s the most jealous of maknae member Jiyoung.

The January 12th broadcast of ‘Entertainment Relay‘ followed the KARA members at their concert in Japan’s Tokyo Dome. They were the first Korean girl group to ever hold a concert at the venue. The concert quickly sold out its 45,000 available seats.

On the show, Hara, Gyuri, and Jiyoung chose Nicole as the member they found the most sexy, while Seungyeon and Nicole chose Jiyoung. Seungyeon explained, “Jiyoung has everything I want. Her skin, height, figure, she’s grown up well.”

Check out KARA’s appearance on ‘Entertainment Relay’ below!

Hi.ni covers Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 06:28 AM PST

Solo singer Hi.ni is back with another cover!

Hi.ni will be releasing a new cover every Friday night as part of her series. The rookie expressed that she wanted another way to show her fans different performances that she hasn’t had the chance to share on broadcasts. For this week, she's covered Justin Bieber‘s well-known hit “Boyfriend“.

Check out Hi.ni's latest release "Legend of Tearsif you missed it and her amazing cover performance below!

‘Infinity Challenge’ goes through technical issue on January 12th broadcast

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:56 AM PST

Infinity Challenge‘ went through a technical issue during the January 12th broadcast.

The Infinity crew headed over to Times Square, New York, where Noh Hong Chul and Yoo Jae Suk were set to perform with Psy for the new year. After rehearsals, the members couldn’t contain their excitement in the waiting room.

As they began discussing their outfits for the stage, the screen suddenly turned black for 5 seconds, making viewers wonder if it was something on their end. However, the ‘Infinity Challenge’ logo still remained on screen, which indicated an issue on MBC‘s side.

Can you imagine the amount of viewers who yelled at their televisions?

SISTAR members cry after cold reception on ‘School of Rock’?

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 05:27 AM PST

SISTAR, one of the most successful girl groups of 2012, shed tears during a recent filming of Mnet‘s ‘School of Rock‘ ‘energy attack’ special.

The members appeared on the program to surprise middle school and high school students with a mini-concert. Hyorin, Soyu, Bora, and Dasom showed up to give the students a little rest from their stressful studies.

However, even after their performance, the girls received a cold reception. The students didn’t react, simply staying silent. The SISTAR members were taken aback, and they eventually showed tears.

It wasn’t what it seemed though because the students then surprised SISTAR with a performance of their own.

This special episode will air on Mnet on January 16th at 8:30PM KST.

AoA Yuna’s younger sister to appear on ‘Voice Kids’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 04:55 AM PST

AoA‘s Yuna‘s younger sister will feature as a contestant on an upcoming episode of Mnet‘s ‘Voice Kids‘.

In a preview clip aired during the January 11th broadcast, the mysterious contestant revealed, “My unni is a girl group member. I want to follow in my sister’s footsteps.” Although the contestant’s face hasn’t been revealed to the public yet, netizens quickly discovered the young woman is none other than Yuna’s younger sister.

Catch the unveiling of Yuna’s sister on the January 18th episode of ‘Voice Kids’!

2NE1 show their affection for the new youngest member of YG Entertainment, Lee Hi

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 04:26 AM PST

2NE1 have been showing their affection for new YG Entertainment labelmate Lee Hi by advising her on her singing, choreography, diet, and more, revealing the group’s excitement to no longer be the youngest of the ‘YG Family‘.

It has been revealed that the labelmates became close while preparing for their collaboration stage at the ‘2012 MBC Gayo Daejaejun‘. 2NE1 switched songs and performed Lee Hi’s “1, 2, 3, 4“, while Lee Hi sang her cover of 2NE1′s “I Love You“.

A representative revealed, “Although they are in the same YG family, Big Bang is their senior and a male group and Gummy is the oldest senior making it difficult to approach them, so it is only natural that they favor the only junior and cute girl Lee Hi,” making fans look forward to their budding friendship.

Tip: Erica

Shinhwa Eric’s ’4D’ personality and charm receive attention

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 03:55 AM PST

Shinhwa Eric‘s surprisingly cute charms and ’4D personality’ are leaving fans smiling from ear-to-ear.

The photo set above shows Eric revealing his aegyo as well as other eccentric poses. Shinhwa member Kim Dong Wan also posted up a screenshot onto his blog stating, “Are you laughing now that you know this is Eric?” along with a photo that shows Eric’s text which reads, “Did you sell your keyboard? – Yes – Why,” making fans burst into laughter.

Netizens commented, “Eric is daebak”, “It’s funnier because he’s good looking”, “He definitely has a 4D personality”, and more.

Girls’ Generation snap a picture with Park So Hyun after her radio show

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 03:26 AM PST

Actress Park So Hyun revealed a lovely picture with the members of Girls’ Generation.

On January 11th, Park So Hyun revealed the adorable pictures above and tweeted, “Park So Hyun’s Love Game‘ with Girls’ Generation~.

The pictures show YoonA, Jessica, Seohyun, Sooyoung, Sunny, and Park So Hyun posing for the camera. Fans may also recognize a bit of choreography from “I Got A Boy“.

Netizens commented, “It’s like a flower garden“, “Park So Hyun’s beauty doesn’t fall behind Girls’ Generation“, “The Girls Generation members are prettier than flowers“, and more.

Listen to the radio broadcast below if you missed it!

Shin Dong Wook writes letter to fans after news of his illness

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:55 AM PST

Actor Shin Dong Wook commented on the recent support he received after it was revealed he’s suffering from a rare illness called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS).

On January 11th, Shin Dong Wook posted a letter to his fans on his fan cafe titled, “Thank you and Sorry”.

The letter read, “As I was reading heartfelt and encouraging messages from you guys, I gained strength, but I feel very sorry as well. I promised as I enlisted that I would come back healthy… To listen to your encouraging words while suffering from a disease, I feel as though I couldn’t keep my promise, and I’m very sorry from the bottom of my heart.

The actor continued with determination, “I am thinking and accepting of it as another incident and task in my life as I am fighting through it. I’m diligently getting treatment and receiving a lot of love, and I feel like I can come out in front of everyone tomorrow with a smile on my face. No, it will be like that. I will promise you that once again.

Shin Dong Wook also apologized for becoming ill during his military service, “I feel as though I have become a burden for those hardworking soldiers by receiving attention for getting sick while serving my duty as a citizen like everyone else, .

He concluded, “To be recognized and encouraged for being a little sick just because I am an actor, I don’t know how to handle myself. I am becoming better with treatment and rehabilitation. No, It will get better. I will work harder, so I can get back to acting as if nothing happened in return for all the love and support.”

Baek Ji Young reveals she wants to get married on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’?

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 02:26 AM PST

Baek Ji Young answered truthfully about her future plans with her boyfriend Jung Suk Won.

The singer guest starred on the January 12th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘ and revealed her plans and wishes for the new year.

MC Yoo Hee Yeol asked, “I’m curious about your plans for 2013.” Baek Ji Young shared, “I’m preparing for a solo concert for the first time in 7 years. After the concert, I’m going to do a provincial tour. The plan is to work hard on performances.”

Then, Yoo Hee Yeol asked, “Concerts are good, but do you have any plans to hold a concert  for the lives of  two people?” She smiled shyly as she answered, “Are you asking tiring old questions here? I don’t have plans right now, but I want to. I haven’t asked him yet.”

Meanwhile, Baek Ji Young performed with Yiruma on this broadcast.

Jung Suk Won

JYJ’s Yoochun holds his first official press conference in China

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:55 AM PST

JYJ‘s Yoochun held a successful press conference in China, which drew over 100 media outlets.

C-JeS Entertainment revealed, “As Yoochun’s popularity in China increased, we were flooded with interview requests. To return the favor for his rising popularity, we decided to hold an official press conference in front of influential media outlets in China’s capital, Beijing.”

Yoochun himself commented, “I came to return the favor for all the love that China has given me. I am making good memories in Beijing, which I haven’t visited in a long time. I felt the Chinese fans’ love. I will visit more often. I want to feature in a big-scale movie in China, and I’m open to reviewing Chinese productions. If the opportunity presents itself, I definitely want to do it,” revealing his plans in terms of future promotional activities in China.

Guckkasten and C-CLOWN show their support for ALi’s “Selfish”

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 01:25 AM PST

After the release of ALi‘s new single “Selfish“, Guckkasten and C-CLOWN took to Twitter to show their support for their fellow labelmate’s comeback.

Rome tweeted to Ali, “Hello ^^ It’s Rome!! Wow, I think ‘Selfish’ is really daebak! I personally like it very much. I’m currently listening to it on repeat!”

Ray shared, “Ali senior! I get the feeling right away that ‘Selfish’ is daebak!! I like it very much, hehe. I’m looking forward to your cool performance!!”, while Maru tweeted, “Ali senior!! I listened to the song, and ‘Selfish’ is so good!!! We will also work hard to become an awesome singer like you~! ‘Selfish’ is daebak! I hope it will do well^.^!!~~.”.

Guckkasten’s Jun Kyu Ho also tweeted, “Ali’s digital single was released. I ask for your love and support! Ali fighting.”

Ali showed her gratitude by responding, “Thanks for your support,” and “You guys are the best. Let’s all work hard.”

In other news, “Selfish” topped real-time search engines on the first day of its release.

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Performances from the January 12th episode of ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:54 AM PST

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than Girls’ Generation's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, INFINITE-H and Ego Bomb held their debut stages, while Boyfriend made their comeback! Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo also prepared a special performance of “Gangbuk Fancy Guy“, which they first revealed on ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show include: Girls’ Generation, Baek Ji Young, JeA, Jung Hyung Don, Sunny Hill, Hello Venus, C-CLOWN, Big Star, GLAM, 2BIC, Juniel, Airplane, A-prince, and Lee Yun Ah.

Check them out below, and be sure to watch the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist name above!

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Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo perform “Gangbuk Fancy Guy” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:37 AM PST

Jung Hyung Don prepared a special performance of his song "Gangbuk Fancy Guy", featuring Park Myung Soo, for the first time on 'Music Core'!

On 'Infinity Challenge', the members impressed viewers with their performances of the songs, which Park Myung Soo produced according to their styles. Jung Hyung Don and Park Myung Soo's "Gangbuk Fancy Guy" stole the show and rose to the top of the music charts. Jung Hyung Don revealed that the song, praised by G-Dragon, is intended to go up against Psy's "Gangnam Style".

Watch the performance below!

INFINITE H debut with “Special Girl” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 12:09 AM PST

INFINITE H have debuted with their 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 come back with “I Yah” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 11:48 PM PST

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

The members are letting go of their boy-next-door image, leaving fans swooning once more 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" below!

SISTAR’s Hyorin thanks fans for happy birthday wishes

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 11:16 PM PST

SISTAR‘s Hyorin reached out to her fans to express her gratitude for the happy birthday wishes.

On January 11th, Hyorin tweeted, “Thank you!!!^3^ It’s a happy day due to so many people’s congratulations~ I think I’m more happy because it’s during a schedule.. Thank you so so much and I’ll greet you with a good song♥” and shared the above picture of her holding up a birthday cake.

After seeing her tweet, netizens commented, “Happy Birthday Hyorin“, “Black hair looks good on her“, “Cake shot is cute“, “Did you have a good birthday?“, and “Hyorin’s smile is so pretty.”

Meanwhile, Hyorin is preparing for her comeback sometime in January with fellow member Bora as unit SISTAR19.