Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"T-ara’s Hyomin turns into a romantic tomboy for ‘Instyle’" plus 19 more

"T-ara’s Hyomin turns into a romantic tomboy for ‘Instyle’" plus 19 more

T-ara’s Hyomin turns into a romantic tomboy for ‘Instyle’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 08:40 AM PST

T-ara‘s Hyomin turned into a ‘romantic tomboy’ for the fashion magazine Instyle.

She sported all kinds of different items, from snowflake-patterned pants, fur, and various accessories. She posed against a snowy winter background, giving off a strong winter mood for the shoot.

Instyle commented, “She was incredible with an alluring charm yet having the tomboy look. She was dreamy and captivating.

Hyomin stated, “I’m feeling how precious it is to be where I am. Now I’m going to look forward, back, and sideways while carefully watching over my family and friends. Step by Step I believe I can build up myself completely.
She also revealed that she was more sorry than thankful to her fans, and is thinking of a way to express her genuine feelings.”

Check out the photos below!

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Tip: Chesskid1

‘Girls’ Generation’s Romantic Fantasy’ suffers surprisingly low viewer ratings

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s comeback TV special, ‘Girls’ Generation’s Romantic Fantasy‘, suffered from surprisingly low viewer ratings.

According to AGB Nielson Media Research, the January 1st broadcast of ‘Girls’ Generation’s Romantic Fantasy’ achieved a lackluster 3.8% viewer rating.

The comeback special was filmed with 400 fans on set and unveiled the first ever live performance of title track, “I Got A Boy“, as well as an interview segment during which the members shared their personal stories. The highly anticipated broadcast left many fans questioning the low ratings but it could be because it aired on New Years and late in the evening (11:45PM).

Meanwhile, KBS 2TV‘s ‘Win Win‘ and SBS‘ ‘Thank You‘ garnered 11.4% and 7.4% viewer ratings, respectively.

Tip: Chesskid1

A Pink’s Eunji shares part of lyrics from upcoming collaboration single “One Year Ago”

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 07:31 AM PST

A Pink‘s Eunji shared a part of the lyrics from her upcoming collaborative track with fellow A Pink member Namjoo and B2ST‘s Hyunseung.

Eunji posted to A Pink’s official me2day on the 2nd, “A photo from the [MV] set! ‘Will a miracle like the one day that happened a year ago return? If it comes again, I want to hold onto you’,” revealing some of the lyrics to “One Year Ago“.

She also posted a second photo with the message, “In 2013, I hope all my people are happy, don’t get sick, and love. I hope I love everything I do in 2013. I hope I enjoy it,” expressing her wishes for this coming year.

Fans commented, “So pretty”, “The lyrics are so emotional”, “Eunji is so cute”, and more.

In related news, “One Year Ago” will be released as a track on the second ‘A Cube for Season‘ project album, which releases on the 3rd at 12PM KST.

Kim Sori releases 2nd MV teaser for “Dual Life”

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 07:15 AM PST

After being away from the music scene for 2 years, singer Kim Sori is set to make her return. Moments ago, she revealed the second teaser for her digital single "Dual Life".

"Dual Life" is produced by Beatamin, who's also worked on HyunA's "Don't Fall Apart", U-KISS' "Te Amo", and Dal Shabet's "Come to Me".

The single is set for release on January 7th, check out the first teaser here and the latest teaser below!

D-Unit to release new single

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 07:06 AM PST

Trio group D-Unit will be releasing a new single on January 3rd KST.

Their agency announced on the 2nd, “D-Unit will be releasing their single track ‘Sleeping In‘ (‘Overslept‘) on the 3rd. Singer and producer Taewan featured in the song, and the atmosphere of the music is an upgrade [from their previous tracks].”

D-Unit revealed ‘Sleeping In’ as part of their first full-length album ‘Welcome to Business‘, and this new version featuring Taewan will be a fresh remix. Agency D-Business Entertainment has stated that the new song will be completely different than its former version.

Though D-Unit will not be promoting “Sleeping In”, they will be returning with a new album early next month.

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Yuri to be special MCs for this week’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 06:44 AM PST

Girls’ Generation fans have another reason to look forward to this week’s ‘M! Countdown‘.

On top of the girls making their long-awaited comeback with their new trackI Got A Boy“, members Hyoyeon and Yuri will be acting as special MCs for Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown’ on January 3rd KST.

Girls’ Generation will be performing “I Got A Boy” for the first time on a music program on the show. They’ll also be appearing as guests on ‘Open Studio Talk‘.

YG Family visits G-Dragon’s pension during winter break

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 06:22 AM PST

It looks like some of the YG Family members got together to spend time at G-Dragon‘s pension, which he lovingly named ‘Dolce Vita’.

Big Bang member Taeyang tweeted the photo above on the 2nd with the message:

Sean also posted a photo of G-Dragon’s pet, Gaho, braving the winter cold at the vacation home:

Fans commented, “Did the YG Family visit G-Dragon’s pension on their vacation?!”, “The area looks good”, “I’m jealous, I want to go too”, and more.

In related news, G-Dragon gifted a luxury pension, Dolce Vita, to his parents last November.

INFINITE poses for FILA’s ‘FILA 2013 INFINITE Collection’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 05:43 AM PST

Popular boy group INFINITE recently posed for sports brand FILA for their ‘FILA 2013 INFINITE Collection‘ photo shoot.

FILA is known for their new year photo shoots with idols like Big Bang and B2ST in past years, grabbing attention with their “school-look” trends. This year, INFINITE dressed up in an outdoor style and urban street concept with backpacks and bright sneakers. The boys look adorable, smiling radiantly and having fun with each other during the shoot.

An insider with FILA stated, “We picked INFINITE for their unique stylish, bright image and believed they would fit well with our new collection concept. The members seemed to really enjoy the products and spent time suggesting outfits and items for each other, showing their teamwork as a group throughout the shoot and maintaining a great, cheerful atmosphere.”

INFINITE’s shoot with FILA will be available in FILA stores and online, as well as in magazines and on bus advertisements, starting early this month.

Check out some of the shots below!

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Tip: infispirit

Girls’ Generation reveal BTS photos from ‘Girls’ Generation Romantic Fantasy’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 04:20 AM PST

Girls’ Generation have revealed behind-the-scenes photos from their New Year special, ‘Girls’ Generation’s Romantic Fantasy‘.

MBC aired the special on January 1st to celebrate the nine girls’ comeback to the music scene with their new comeback trackI Got a Boy“. On the special program, Girls’ Generation performed their fourth album title track "I Got a Boy" and "Dancing Queen" as well as a number of other new songs and performances for the very first time.

Check out their performances if you missed them and the BTS photos below!

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Big Bang’s G-Dragon proves himself to be a fan of ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 03:40 AM PST

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon proved that he was a fan of the popular variety show ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

He posted to Twitter on the 31st, “Everyone be happy in 2013,” along with the photo above.

G-Dragon can be seen holding up the 2013 calendar of the ‘Infinity Challenge’ cast as well as a trophy for ‘Variety Guinness’ from the ‘MBC Entertainment Awards. Fans noticed G-Dragon’s usual amazing style, which he previously showed off on the popular variety show as all.

In related news, the Big Bang member showed strong performances on the year-end music festivals for SBS and MBC this past December. The group will be holding concerts for their ‘Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour the Final‘ at Seoul’s Olympic Park on January 25th and 27th.

Girl’s Day’s Minah hangs out with her puppy

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 02:52 AM PST

Girl’s Day‘s Minah posted an adorable photo of herself and her beloved pet.

She posted to Twitter on the 2nd, “Soondol, stay with me for a long time,” along with the adorable photos above.

In the photos, Minah can be seen putting on the same expressions and poses as her dog Soondol.

Fans commented, “Minah looks like a puppy too”, “I hope you two love each other for a long time”, “I didn’t know it was Minah without her makeup”, and more.

Yonghwa composes CNBLUE’s next title song

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 01:27 AM PST

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa is hard at work in the studio once again.

On the 2nd, Yonghwa posted the following message to CNBLUE’s official Twitter: “Everyone, hello! This is Yonghwa. These days the weather is super cold. CNBLUE’s title track to be released on January 14th is composed by me! We’ll be doing amazing promotions to make up for how long you all waited for us. Look forward to it a lot. We’ll see each other soon!”

He also added a photo of himself in the studio in the process of making another great hit.

Fans commented, “I’m so looking forward to the title song you’ve composed”, “Talented musician”, “These pictures look like they belong in a photo shoot pictorial”, and more.

Park Ki Woong expresses his regret about not winning the ‘best couple award’ with Joo Won

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 12:44 AM PST

During the December 31st broadcast of MBC FM4U‘s ‘Blue Night, I am Jung Yeob‘, actor Park Ki Woong expressed his regret about not winning the ‘Best Couple Award’ alongside ‘Bridal Mask‘ co-star Joo Won at the ‘2012 KBS Drama Awards‘.

Park Ki Woong stated on being nominated, “It’s not [something that actors have access to easily], so I was very nervous.”

When asked, “Do you regret not winning the best couple award that you and Joo Won were nominated for as a male-male couple,” Park Ki Woong honestly replied, “I am regretful to the point that I want to switch places with Jo Yeon Sung. Joo Won was the best partner I worked with so far, and we trusted each other and acted accordingly.”

Park Ki Woong also picked up the ‘Best Supporting Actor Award’ at the KBS awards ceremony.

Girls’ Generation discuss marriage on ‘Girls’ Generation Romantic Fantasy’

Posted: 02 Jan 2013 12:08 AM PST

Girls’ Generation chose Sooyoung as the member to most likely get married first during their ‘Girls’ Generation’s Romantic Fantasy‘ TV special on the 1st.

Taeyeon explained why she chose Sooyoung, sharing, “She seems like she will be faithful to her family. Seohyun also seems like she’d get married early. She has the image of a good housewife.” The members revealed that they want to get married in their 20s or 30s.

Hyoyeon then turned the conversation into a bet by stating, “Let’s support the person who gets married first with a lot of money,” to which Sooyoung wittily replied, “Let’s not purposefully tried to get married first.”

Yuri added, “It would be nice to present our children with gifts that suit them,” showing her excitement about the members’ future marriage lives.

Check out the interview segment below!

Kim Sori unveils album jacket photos for digital single “Dual Life”

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 11:23 PM PST

Kim Sori previously revealed a teaser and as her comeback date nears, she has released the album jacket photos for her upcoming digital single, “Dual Life“.

The photos show Kim Sori showcasing her glamorous figure in a blue mesh dress and have fans further anticipating her long awaited comeback. The song "Dual Life" is said to experiment with the progressive house genre with its trance, electronic sound.

Universal stated, “We prepared a lot for her first comeback in 2 years. She will show an upgraded mature, sexy image. Please anticipate it.”

Stay tuned for the release of “Dual Life” on the 7th!

4minute, B2ST, G.NA, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon send a video shout out for ’2013 United Cube in Seoul’

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 10:51 PM PST

Your favorite artists from Cube Entertainment, including 4minute, B2ST, G.NA, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon, have sent their shout outs for the upcoming ‘2013 United Cube in Seoul‘ concert!

The concert will be taking place at the Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium on February 2nd, and is guaranteed to be an exciting event you won’t want to miss out on if you happen to be in Seoul!

To encourage everyone to mark their calendars and attend this special family concert, the Cube artists greet fans through a video clip compiled with their messages.

This year’s concert will be especially special for rookies BTOB and Roh Ji Hoon, as it’ll be their first ever United Cube event!

Check out the video clip below!

Tip: itsme

15&’s Baek Ye Rin reveals teaser for the 3rd ’15& SOUND’ project

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 10:22 PM PST

Baek Ye Rin of the duo 15& has released a short teaser of her full cover of Rain‘s “I Do” that will be coming later on!

Through '15& SOUND', the girls have been covering songs by their JYP Entertainment sunbaes. For their second project, Park Ji Min covered Lim Jeong Hee‘s “Clockwork by herself, and it seems now her partner, Ye Rin, will be releasing her own solo cover of the popular song, “I Do”.

Check out the short teaser clip below and catch the full cover on January 4th!

Three more teaser images released for Jaejoong’s upcoming solo album

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 10:02 PM PST

After announcing that JYJ's Jaejoong would be releasing his first solo mini-album, various teasers have been steadily revealed to give fans an insight into what’s to come!

Following the releases are three new photos, which well, definitely do tease, as they unfortunately don’t reveal much at all.

The new photos were released through the group’s official Facebook with the words, “Jaejoong's 1st solo mini album that focused on his life, music and you is coming soon! Today album teaser image is released!! (FYI Music video teaser is coming up next week) Literally, He is beautiful in that picture.. what you think? Please give him a lot of support^^”

Check out the photos and stay tuned for the MV teaser coming up later!

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Tip: zemasrunner, Kim

Military officials to investigate whether Rain used time off granted for official duties for personal use

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 09:33 PM PST

It seems fans aren’t the only ones interested in Kim Tae Hee and Rain‘s relationship for military officials are now taking a look into Rain’s time away during his service with the recent outbreak of the news about the star couple.

Earlier reports stated that Rain and Kim Tae Hee had seen each other fairly often, which was made possible due to Rain’s frequent time off.

Rain apparently left 25 times during the past year for official duties as he had been granted leave due to recordings and choreography rehearsals as part of Rain’s performances for military events. In addition to the other types of leave that had been granted to him, he has left the base a total of 60 times this past year.

So questions have arose asking if the singer had used some of these days that he was granted leave for his duties, including rehearsing for military events, for personal time to meet with Kim Tae Hee instead.

With questions rising, military officials are currently investigating into the matter.

Source: Mydaily

[Exclusive Event] Let’s watch Girls’ Generation’s “I Got A Boy” MV!

Posted: 01 Jan 2013 09:02 PM PST

Girls' Generation's newly released title track, "I Got a Boy", off of their highly anticipated 4th album of the same name, achieved an all-kill on all the major domestic music charts within its release. In addition, the other tracks from the album also took over the Top 10 on various real time charts.

Their music video also rapidly gained over a million views just hours after its release, setting an impressive precedent that will be hard to follow.

As if that wasn’t enough, the album has also entered the U.S. Top 20 on the iTunes Bestselling Album chart, once again signifying the massive interest the girls have earned from audiences all over the world.

Now that we’ve got that impressive introduction out of the way…

allkpop and SM Entertainment are here to continue on the excitement by bringing you this EXCLUSIVE EVENT with the Girls’ Generation! All you have to do is watch the “I Got A Boy” music video and send us your reaction videos! We will be picking a total of 9 winners in celebration of the comeback of the beautiful 9 ladies you all adore, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Welcome back Girls’ Generation and good luck to everyone!

Click Here to go to the Event Page