- Suzy’s airport fashion garners attraction
- Taeyeon and Tiffany talk about their first love
- MFBTY’s “Sweet Dream” ranks #1 on music charts
- Ailee gearing up for another release?
- DMTN (Formerly Dalmatian) releases teaser featuring member Jeesu
- GLAM releases ‘Jordan Version’ parody of “I Like That”
- ‘Come to Play’ follow-up ‘Talk Club Actors’ plummets in viewer ratings
- VIXX’ N gains attention for his connections to Son Ye Jin and Lee Min Jung
- Super Junior K.R.Y. releases full PV for “Promise You”
- D.ear releases “Time Goes By” MV
- Rainbow to make comeback next month
- Kim Sori knits a hat for ‘Save the Children’ charity event
- Big Bang to release ‘Alive Tour In Seoul’ concert DVD
- Seo In Young confesses she dated a celebrity in the past
- Rookie artist Play J shocks netizens with before and after photos
- Park Shin Hye chosen as endorsement model for ‘SONOVI’
- B2ST’s Yoseob talks about his first kiss
- Actress Shin So Yul reveals she fought past agency for 5 years
- IU’s changing appearance over the years receives attention
- KBS’ ‘Gag Concert’ sees a fall in viewer ratings
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 09:18 AM PST
Suzy was recently spotted at the Incheon Airport on her way to Thailand. She is going to Thailand to participate in a photoshoot for the outdoors clothing brand Bean Pole.
At the airport, Suzy was seen wearing a navy and green stripped knit with a black A-line skirt, accentuating her slim waist. She added on a warm, orange windbreaker to add onto the spring mood of the outfit.
Netizens were allured by Suzy’s beauty and commented, “Suzy looks like she popped out of a romance comic“, “Suzy’s fashion sense just increases every day!“, and “Despite the damp weather, Suzy shines brightly“.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 08:42 AM PST
Taeyeon was a guest with Tiffany, Sunny, and Seohyun on SBS Power FM ‘Jung Sun Hee’s A Night Like Tonight‘. On the radio program, the topic of first love came up and Taeyeon confessed, “Lately, I’ve been craving for love.” She then talked about her first love, saying, “I was so young back then, so all I did was take. But looking back, I’m disappointed because I feel like I wasn’t able to give much in return. I think I was too proud.”
As a song she wanted to sing for her first love, she chose Brown Eyed Soul‘s “Love Ballad“.
Tiffany also talked about her first love, confessing she was talking about it for the first time on a broadcast. Someone had confessed to her by writing a love letter behind the sheet music for Yiruma‘s “Love Me“, and would even play the song for her on the piano. She revealed that whenever she heard the song even now, she remembered her first love.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 08:09 AM PST
The song was released on the 21st, and ranked #1 on Naver Music, Bugs, and Soribada. It has additionally ranked high on the other music charts as well.
Another track, “BizzyTigerYoonmirae(MFBTY)” has a raw hip hop beat and features the members’ fantastic rapping to satisfy fans of hip hop. While on the other hand, their title song “Sweet Dream” combined many genres such as soul, progressive, and electronic, perfectly showing off their own progressive music talents.
Fans commented, “This is fantastic music from a fantastic combination“, “They’re the Avengers of hip hop“, and “I can’t believe they’re performing in France. I hope they perform well all over the world.”
The music video for “Sweet Dream” is also gaining attention because it looks like he could be from a movie, and is a hot issue not only in Korea but all over the world. International fans have been endlessly commenting on MFBTY’s music video, and with news that MFBTY will have their first performance stage in France, fans are looking even more forward to their activities.
MFBTY will be having their first performance at the B2B showcase '2013 K-Pop Night Out MIDEM 2013' on the 27th in Cannes, France. [Editor's Note: allkpop's Johnny Noh will also be a panel speaker for a special K-Pop discussion at MIDEM on the 28th].
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST
Fans have been wondering what Ailee has been working on ever since she tweeted a photo from the recording studio.
Netizens commented, “Cannot wait for your new song!”, “Ailee is so cute”, “Lovely”, and more.
Do you think Ailee will be releasing one of her own tracks or was she in the studio for a collaboration?
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 07:09 AM PST
The group is expected to preview their new track at an upcoming show in Singapore with the official release in early February. While we wait to hear the song, watch Jeesu's teaser below to hear a snippet of what sounds like an emotional R&B song.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 06:50 AM PST
The ‘Jordan’ version of their latest single reveals the girls’ love for Nike’s Jordan brand sneakers. Producer Bang Si Hyuk, their mentor and creator, composed “I Like That”, which did well on music charts.
Check out the acoustic version of “I Like that” below!
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 06:25 AM PST
MBC‘s ‘Talk Club Actors‘ plummeted in viewer ratings.
Last week, its first episode brought in a low 4.1%. This week, it did even worse, dropping down to 2.3%, lower than its predecessor ‘Come to Play‘ had ever received. As a result, it was the obvious last place in the time slot, ranking far lower than ‘Hello‘ with 13.1% and ‘Healing Camp‘ with 9.3%
The show had replaced ‘Come to Play’ last week, and it’s featured top actresses such as Hwang Shin Hye, Shim Hye Jin, Ye Ji Won, Song Seon Mi, Go Eun Ah, Shin So Yul, Min Ji, as well as Park Chul Min and John Park. However, the show’s concept is unclear and not too different from other talk shows, causing viewers to turn to the more familiar shows instead.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST
N has gained the nickname of “Best Personal Connections-dol“ online after pictures of him with Son Ye Jin and Lee Min Jung were revealed. The pictures show N smiling and looking a little shy next to the two actressses.
After seeing the pictures, netizens expressed their surprise by commenting, “Who is N to have those kinds of personal connections?“, “I wonder what how he knows Son Ye Jin and Lee Min Jung“, “N’s expression is daebak“, and more.
Meanwhile, VIXX recently made their comeback with “On and On“, which has been receiving much love for the group’s shocking vampire concept visuals and powerful performances.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 05:35 AM PST
Super Junior sub-unit Super Junior K.R.Y., comprised of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung, have released the full PV for their Japanese single "Promise You".
"Promise You" is officially set to be released in Japan on January 23rd, 2013. As a coupling song, Super Junior K.R.Y will be covering Hitoto Yo's "Hanamizuki".
Check out the full PV below!
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 05:10 AM PST
The album consists of 10 tracks, including the "Intro" and the title track "Time Goes By". Not only is 'Love Graphy' d.ear’s debut album, all of the tracks were written, composed, and produced by d.ear himself, proving that he's not a rookie who can be easily overlooked.
Check out the “Time Goes By” MV below!
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 04:45 AM PST
Rainbow will be making a comeback mid-February!
The 7-member girl group will be releasing an album one year and 7 months since ‘Sweet Dream‘ in June of 2011. According to DSP Media, they’ve concluded recording, but they are still considering their concept. The agency also added that, “The music follows the healthy, bright image that Rainbow is known for.”
In related news, Rainbow’s Japanese singles “A“, “Mach“, and “Gonna Gonna Go!” have made Oricon‘s weekly chart top 10 for the third week in a row.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 04:20 AM PST
Kim Sori hand-knit hats for newborns in need during the cold winter season.
The singer shared on her Twitter on the 22nd, “Finally complete!♥, ♡ A good deed during the winter for the 3rd year in a row!!! I feel better~★ Children in Africa, please don’t get sick, wear this hat, and live with hope! Let’s all make it together until next winter,” along with a couple of photos.
The photos show the singer’s blue hand-knit hats for Save the Children‘s ‘Knit One Save One‘ charity event. Netizens commented, “Good! How nice of you”, “Your face and heart are both beautiful”, and more.
Kim Sori recently made her long awaited comeback with new single, “Dual Life“.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 03:55 AM PST
YG Entertainment has announced that Big Bang, who recently toured across 12 countries and 24 cities for their highly successful ‘Big Bang Alive Tour 2012‘, are releasing a DVD of their ‘Alive Tour In Seoul‘ concert held in March of 2012.
The ‘Big Bang Alive Tour’ made stops in the United States, Europe, and Asia and set incredible ticket sale records in every continent visited, confirming Big Bang’s global popularity.
The concert DVD features two segment with the first part featuring the live sessions and remixes of Big Bang’s hit songs, 23 tracks in total, and the second part featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the concert, which includes a making-of film clip and multi-angle of the “Bad Boy” encore.
Big Bang will finally be concluding their successful tour with their encore finale ‘Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour In Seoul the Finale‘ from the 25th-27th at the Seoul Olympics Gymnastics Arena.
The concert DVDs will also be sold at the final concert series ahead of its official release on the 29th. Pre-orders for the concert DVD have already begun on the 22nd.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST
On the January 21st episode of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘, singer Seo In Young confessed that she dated a celebrity in the past, raising the curiosity of viewers as to who the mystery man is.
When asked if she’s ever dated someone famous, Seo In Young answered honestly, “I’ve only dated one [celebrity],” which led the MCs to dig further for details about the relationship. They asked, “Singer or actor,” but she hesitated to answer.
The MCs were quick to realize why she was speechless and asked, “Is he both a singer and an actor?” Seo In Young silently nodded her head.
She also opened up about her first kiss, sharing, “I don’t remember my first real kiss. I had my first peck in the second year of middle school. During recess, I pecked a school sunbae oppa.”
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 03:05 AM PST
Rookie artist Play J has impressed netizens with his incredible weight loss transformation.
Before and after photos of the singer, who’s being produced by Brave Brothers, show Play J as a student previously weighing in at 120 kg (~265 lbs) as well as his current weight of 62 kg (~137 lbs). Play J decided to diet in preparation for his debut, and his abs definitely show that his efforts have been successful.
Hamas Entertainment stated, “After past photos of Play J at 120 kg appeared online, netizens were shocked. Play J is receiving a lot of attention as netizens captured photos of his muscular figure.”
Netizens commented, “It’s already amazing that he went from 120 kg to 62 kg, but his six pack abs are also impressive”, “Is it possible for a person to change this much?”, “His song and figure is good, I’ve become a fan”, and more.
Check out Play J’s performance of “Remember” from his debut album below!
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 02:36 AM PST
Actress Park Shin Hye was recently chosen as the endorsement model for the character brand SONOVI.
4HIM Entertainment confirmed on the 22nd that Park Shin Hye has signed on as SONOVI’s 2012 S/S (spring/summer) model. She’s wrapped up her photo shoot for the brand’s wallet and bag collection recently in a studio in Gangnam. According to staff, the actress livened up the atmosphere of the photo shoot with her bright energy, cute facial expressions, and feminine style, impressing everyone on set.
The pre-released photos reveal Park Shin Hye showing off her cute charms in a white, eyelet dress and a flower headband, leaving fans smiling at her lovely pictorial concept.
In other news, Park Shin Hye is currently starring in the tvN drama ‘Flower Boy Next Door‘.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 02:05 AM PST
Yoseob revealed his first kiss was in high school. MC Shindong asked, “Was it during your second year, 11:00 PM at a playground?” The B2ST member was surprised as he asked, “How did you know?”
Yoseob continued, “To be honest, we had no money and nowhere to go. Even though we were freezing, we just enjoyed holding hands in the cold. Then we happened to have our first kiss.”
When asked about who the lucky girl was, he answered, “She was a friend I knew since junior high school. I asked her out first, but I didn’t know what to do, so even when I held her hand I asked for permission. My friends told me girls didn’t like to be in relationships like that, so when I kissed her I didn’t ask.“
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:41 AM PST
Actress Shin So Yul revealed she has had trouble with her past management agency.
On January 21st’s ‘Talk Club Actors‘, Shin So Yul discussed the legal battle with her previous label that she’s gone through for the past five years due to fraud. She stated, “For my dream, I dropped out of high school on my own, took the GED test, and went to college. My mom was really proud of me for that.”
She continued, “I met a label. Back then, they suggested a plan for me for the next five years, and they took care of me. So I signed a contract with them without telling my parents. It was a scam, and I fought them for five years. I took care of everything including the lawyer fees by working part-time. But my mom couldn’t stand the sight of me having such a hard time, and she paid for the rest of my cancellation fee. I thought she got the money easily, but once my problem was resolved, we moved houses. She’d obtained the money with the house as collateral,” shedding tears about her mother’s sacrifice.
In related news, Shin So Yul recently signed with Family Actors Entertainment.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:15 AM PST
Singer IU‘s changing appearance over the years has become a hot topic online.
Past photos of IU, titled “IU’s transformation history”, show photos of the singer during her younger days posing in her school uniform. Fans especially noticed how the singer has gone through some weight loss as she grew up. IU has also surprised netizens with her thin figure recently.
Netizens commented, “It’s nice to see IU’s cute visual transformation”, “IU keeps getting prettier”, “IU’s visuals are outstanding”, and more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:53 AM PST
KBS‘ ‘Gag Concert‘ has been seeing an unfortunate drop in viewer ratings.
On January 21st, AGB Nielson Korea revealed that ‘Gag Concert’ earned a 20.6% viewer rating, a 1.2% fall from the 21.8% earned on January 13th and the 21.7% on January 6th.
Viewers complained that segments such as ‘The Discovery of Life‘ and ‘Tragic Actresses‘ use too many guest appearances rather than focusing on the original comedy skits. They also felt that the political commentary made on ‘Brave Guys‘ every week was hackneyed.
‘Gag Concert’ has also recently been adding new segments to the show, which viewers are not yet familiar with, causing a drop in viewer ratings.
Regardless of the slight fall in viewer ratings, ‘Gag Concert’ is still the highest-rated television program during its time slot.
In related news, CNBLUE will be filming for the show on the 23rd KST.
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