Sunday, February 10, 2013

"2PM’s Chansung looks like a ‘Simpsons’ character?" plus 19 more

"2PM’s Chansung looks like a ‘Simpsons’ character?" plus 19 more

2PM’s Chansung looks like a ‘Simpsons’ character?

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 09:00 AM PST

On the January 8th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘, 2PM‘s Chansung was interviewed on the set of ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘ and revealed his hilarious nickname.

Chansung shared, “My character in the drama, Do Ha, and I have a synchronization of around 20%. Do Ha has a very cold side [to his personality], but I tend to go around laughing with a ‘hehe’ expression. I have a nickname. Choi Kang Hee noona said I look like a ‘Simpsons‘ character”, leaving viewers in agreement at his similarities to one of the characters from the popular American sitcom.

Source + image(s): TV Report via Nate

‘Running Man’ reveals preview for Macau + Vietnam expedition

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 08:27 AM PST


After a much-publicized filming in Southeast Asia, SBS‘s variety program ‘Running Man‘ has revealed a preview featuring next week’s multi-day expedition to Macau and Vietnam!

The adventurous preview shows the ‘Running Man’ cast members – plus guests Lee Dong Wook and Han Hye Jin – on a multi-country race, dressed up in traditional garb and enjoying the beautiful vistas.

Tourism wasn’t everything, however, and the preview also shows the cast members seeking out the clues to a mysterious ‘true sword’ that will be the final prize in the upcoming episode.

Meanwhile, this week’s episode showed the ‘Running Man’ cast members with guests Park Sung Woong, Hwang Jung Min, and 4minute‘s HyunA.

Check out the full episode and next week’s trailer below [the trailer begins at 1:30:22].

Eye Candy: Suit up!

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 08:00 AM PST

Following the last 'Eye Candy: Dancing Queens' edition courtesy of allkpop's staff, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with the hottest men in suits!

I’m sure everyone’s noticed, but usually this segment has an overload of legs and abs and skin in general. But no matter what, men look their best suited up in formal wear. It’s impossible to list all idols ever that were in suits, of course, so here are just a select few.

TVXQ‘s Yunho

JYJ‘s Yoochun

SHINee‘s Jonghyun

EXO-K‘s Baekhyun

Super Junior‘s Siwon

Big Bang‘s T.O.P

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon

B2ST‘s Doojoon

B.A.P‘s Bang Yong Guk


B1A4‘s Jinyoung

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa

Block B‘s Jaehyo

IU reveals album covers for new Japanese mini album

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 07:28 AM PST

Soloist IU has revealed the official album covers for her upcoming Japanese mini-album release!

Showing off her innocent yet seductive image for her new album, “Can You Hear Me?“, the cover art shows the popular singer garbed up in a perfect white mini-skirt and sweater.

The new album, to be released on March 20, will feature some of her first original Japanese work after having released Japanese versions of her Korean hits, including “Good Day” and “You & I“. The mini-album will also include a re-make of the song “The Age of Cathedrals“, one of the most popular songs from the hit musical “Notre Dame de Paris“.

Also showing off her skills as a singer-songwriter, “Can You Hear Me?” will also feature a track written by the singer herself.

Source: Star News via Nate

[thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Performances from the February 10th episode of ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 11:52 PM 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, Clazziquai held their comeback stage.

Check out the clips below!


[ MC Cuts ]


[ Public Service Announcement ]

This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured SISTAR19!


[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< Two X >

< NU’EST >

< Rainbow >

< B.A.P >


Other performances from tonight included: CNBLUE, SISTAR19, INFINITE H, Nine Muses, 2YOON, December, 4men, VIXX, Baechigi, Phantom, ALi, MYNAME, SPEED, MR.MR, Hello Venus, Jang Hee Young, and Shin Jae!

Check them out below!


< Hello Venus >


< Shin Jae >


< Jang Hee Young >


< ALi >


< MR.MR >




< Phantom >


< GLAM >


< VIXX >


< 4men >


< Nine Muses >


< Baechigi >


< DMTN >


< 2YOON >


< SISTAR19 >






Clazziquai come back with “Love Recipe” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 11:32 PM PST

After pre-releasing their track "Sweetest Name"Clazziquai have returned with their 5th album!

The album is titled 'Blessed', while the title track is "Love Recipe". The release was highly anticipated by the group's fans.

Check out their comeback performance below!

Magician compliments Girls’ Generation’s Yuri for her strength under pressure

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 10:41 PM PST

On the upcoming episode of MBC‘s ‘Magic Concert‘, Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon and Yuri impressed a veteran magician with their ability of deception.

German mentalist Danny Ocean performed psychological magic through which the panel hides a coin in both of their hands and he correctly guesses the location of the coin as well as whether its heads or tails. But when it was Yuri’s turn to battle it out with the magician, Yuri seemed calm and didn’t blink her eyes once leaving the magician a little confused.

Danny Ocean later complimented Yuri on her lying and stated, “This person lies the best.”

The girls also participated in a ‘dduk slicing contest’ and showed off their slicing skills.

Catch this episode on the 10th at 6:25PM KST! Check out a preview of the episode below:

Source + image(s): Xports News via Nate

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis compliments ‘Red 2′ co-star Lee Byung Hun

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 09:43 PM PST

KBS 2TV‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘ recently sat down for an interview with ‘A Good Day to Die Hard‘ (‘Die Hard 5‘) co-stars Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney on the February 9th broadcast.

When asked about his Korean co-star Lee Byung Hun for upcoming Hollywood move ‘Red 2‘, Bruce Willis had only good things to say about him and shared, “He is terrific, fun to work with, funny, and a really big star, superstar.” Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney also shared their love for the ‘Die Hard’ series and a preview on the father-son relationship that will unravel in the upcoming installment.

‘Red 2′ featuring Lee Byung Hun and Bruce Willis, just to name a few, recently released its official trailer and will hit theaters this August. ‘Die Hard 5′ will hit theaters this Valentine’s Day!

Source + image(s): Newsen via Nate

Psy takes “Gangnam Style” fever to Brazil for the world’s biggest party

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:54 PM PST


Psy has taken yet another continent by storm, this time it’s South America.

Psy traveled to Salvador in Brazil to promote shaving products maker Gillette. While in Salvador, Psy held an entertaining press conference and performed “Gangnam Style” at carnival with Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the carnival or Carnaval of Salvador da Bahia is the biggest party on the planet. For an entire week, almost 4 million people celebrate throughout 25 kilometers (16 mi) of streets, avenues and squares. The direct organization of the party involves the participation of 100 thousand people. Doesn’t this seem like the perfect party for Psy?

The singer greeted the country with a bright selca before embarking on a whirlwind of activities.

He later tweeted his joy and happiness at having experienced the country for himself, including stylishly riding around town in an amazing bulletproof Hyundai Equus.

Watch clips from Psy Brazilian activities over the past few days below:

Gillette CF

Gillette Press Conference

Psy at Carnival

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Image credits: Ego Globo
Thanks to tip from Rodrigo

CNBLUE’s Jungshin receives attention for his very long legs

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:17 PM PST

CNBLUE‘s Jungshin recently impressed netizens with his long legs.

Fellow member Minhyuk shared on Twitter, “Lee Jungshin… Your legs are so long Mr. Tallest. That is why your name is Lee Jangshin (means ‘tallest’ in Korean). You act well so your name is Sense Jungshin. You who reads the script through your cellphone Mr. State-of-the-Art. Minhyuk who is jealous of your tall height tweets in this way…”, along with a photo.

Jungshin comfortably sits on a bench while reading his script through his cellphone impressing fans with his noticeably long legs.

Netizens commented, “I knew he was tall, but I didn’t know he was this tall” and “He’s handsome and tall. I’m jealous.”

Jungshin is currently starring in the hit KBS 2TV drama ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘.

Kim Tae Hee reveals her secrets to studying

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:43 PM PST

Kim Tae Hee revealed her secrets to studying.

Kim Tae Hee is currently the CF model for the Hanhwa Life Insurance company, and she revealed her study habits through their blog. The ‘secrets’ were already revealed to students that she gave a lecture to, but this is the first time the ‘secrets’ were revealed to the general public.

Kim Tae Hee is famous not only for being a beautiful actress, but also for having graduated from Seoul National University. In the lecture, she said, “Match your studying to your rhythm, never give up, and choose what you like to do.” She confessed that she used to study from 10PM to 2AM, and never gave up even on subjects that she hated.

Would you follow her advice?

Source: Sports World

Song Hye Kyo ranked as the #1 ‘nation’s first love’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:06 PM PST

The beautiful actress Song Hye Kyo recently took home the title of ‘the nation’s first love‘.

On the February 9th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Generation Empathy Saturday‘, a ranking for the “nation’s first love BEST 10″ was revealed. Song Hye Gyo rose to the top of the list for her innocent charms and visuals. MC Kang Suk Woo stated, “I definitely see the image of a first love.”

The late actress Choi Jin Shil came in 2nd place and miss A‘s Suzy came in third. Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Mi Yeon, and Shim Eun Ha also made it onto the list.

Actor Jo In Sung makes the ladies swoon with his sexy charisma in ‘cine21′

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:30 PM PST

Actor Jo In Sung caused many a woman to reach for the  smelling salts after viewing the images from his recent pictorial for film magazine ‘cine21‘.

The photos show Jo In Sung flashing his irresistible, dark brown eyes and mesmerizing ladies with his sexy charisma. The actor also looks chic in his grey colored jacket and black suit attire, leaving fans in awe of his long legs and handsome visuals.

Netizens commented, “He is the epitome of a homme fatale”, “visual all-kill”, and “I’m melting into his sexy eyes.”

Jo In Sung is starring in the SBS drama ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows‘ set to premiere on the 13th!

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Comedian Kwon Mi Jin is SECRET’s Hyosung’s doppelgänger?

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:00 PM PST

Comedian Kwon Mi Jin, who recently showed off her transformation through dieting, has been receiving attention for her visual similarities to SECRET‘s Hyosung.

The side-by-side comparison photos have been spreading online and shocked netizens at how much the comedian and singer look alike, especially with their similar facial features, hairstyles, and collared shirts.

Netizens commented, “The power of dieting is amazing” and “I didn’t realize it before, but they really do look alike.”

Do you think they look alike?

SHINee releases Minho’s teaser photos for “Dream Girl”!

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 05:25 PM PST

SHINee has released the teaser images for Minho! This follows the news of their anticipated return with their 3rd full length album.

Key's teasers were released first, and hinted at the concept of this new album. SM Entertainment revealed the  concept of the photos were ‘dream’ when they released Taemin‘s and Jonghyun’s photos. Today, the ‘dreamy’ concept continues with the new photos of Minho.

The album will be revealed through iTunes as well as domestic music sites on the 19th and the title track will be called, "Dream Girl". SM Entertainment promises that this new release will be another comeback that showcases the unique charms of the group.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information on their comeback, and check out the photos below!

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Tip: yunikorn

Ryeowook trolls with funny photos of Super Junior members on ‘Kiss the Radio’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 05:14 PM PST

On the February 9th broadcast of KBS Cool FM‘s ‘Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio‘, hosted by Super Junior‘s Ryeowook and Sungmin, there was a bit of some trolling on their fellow members.

During a musical interlude, Ryeowook burst viewers into laughter by showing embarrassing photos of his Super Junior members transforming into female celebrities including Beyonce and Girls’ Generation on his cellphone. Though we don’t see the members’ reactions, we bet after the initial surprise wore off, they laughed along with viewers.

Which Super Junior cosplay is your favorite?

Check out the clip below!

Tip: DJ

Boyfriend prefers fans’ love to money according to their Lunar New Year greetings

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 04:40 PM PST

Boyfriend cheerfully greeted fans for Lunar New Year through a special video!

Boyfriend showed their excitement by singing along to the Korean traditional song for the new year. The boys thanked fans for their love with hand hearts and asked fans to anticipate their future activities.

The members also gave their wish for fans to focus on spending time with their families as well as thinking about Boyfriend. They finished off the video by hilariously asking fans to give them love instead of new year money.

Check out the video below!

Tip: Andrei Cain

HaHa shows unending love for his unborn baby

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 04:04 PM PST

HaHa showed unending love for his unborn child.

During a recent ‘HaHa’s 19TV Mutiny‘ recording, the cast members talked about their wishes for the new year, and invited famous fortune tellers to the studio to look at the members’ fortunes.

During the process, HaHa talked about his child that would be born soon, and wished for a happy family life. He had previously revealed that he had quit smoking for the sake of his unborn child, and he said, “I want to become a cool dad for my child by taking care of myself. Whenever I go out, I only see baby clothes.

The episode will air on February 11th.

Source: Newsen

Krystal’s high school teacher reveals how she was as a student

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 03:27 PM PST

f(x)‘s Krystal recently attended her graduation ceremony at the Hanlim Performing Arts High School in Seoul on the 7th and was honored with an achievement award. Fellow members Victoria, Amber, and Luna also came to show their support and performed a congratulatory stage.

Her teacher Kwon Soon Bae had nothing but good things to say about her student Krystal and shared, “Because she is a celebrity, I thought she would be a bit pretentious, but in school she is a very exemplary student who consistently wears her uniform and white sneakers. Soo Jung (Krystal’s real name) also comes to school with no makeup on.”

“Whenever there is an exam, the way that Krystal works hard to study as much as she can and take the test impressed me. She gets along well with her classmates as well. There are a lot of people who say Krystal is cold in the public eye, but the Krystal seen up close in the classroom is a carefree and shy student. Her handwriting is also very pretty. Krystal is student who is kind and laughs a lot when she is with her friends.”

“Krystal is a student who practices singing and acting a lot. I am proud of her.”

Congratulations to Krystal!

Huh Gak performs a teary ballad on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 02:45 PM PST

Huh Gak performed a teary ballad on February 9th’s Lunar New Year special of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

The singer covered “Tear-Soaked Tumen River” by legendary hit maker Kim Jung Goo, who shares the same hometown as Huh Gak.

Huh Gak stated before he hit the stage, “I’m not sure why, but when I sing this song, my heart wells up.”

In the end, Jung Dong Ha took home the win.

Check out his performance below!