- CL hints at a 2NE1 comeback + solo album in 2013
- miss A’s Suzy becomes an innocent beauty for ‘ELLE’
- Harlem Shake K-pop Style with Min, Amber, Jo Kwon, and more
- SECRET’s Hyosung and Sunhwa predicted to be rivals in 2013?
- Super Junior’s Kyuhyun says he’s never been in a relationship
- Who is the female star modeling beside B1A4 for ‘Love Beat’?
- SHINee’s Key thanks fans for supporting their comeback
- CNBLUE reveal their hilarious insecurities on ‘Jung Yeop’s Blue Night’
- SISTAR19 are bodyguards for ZE:A’s Kwanghee?
- Psy to go “Gangnam Style” at Turkey’s ‘Istanbul Blue Night’
- Wonder Girls’ Sun kisses her hubby for ‘Elle’ honeymoon pictorial
- 4minute’s Gayoon flashes her green eyebrows for ‘Nylon’ spring pictorial
- Se7en to say farewell at 10th anniversary talk concert ‘Thank U’
- Jung Hyung Don voted as the top comedian idols want to ____ with on ‘Weekly Idol’
- Super Junior’s Donghae gets classy for ‘Cosmopolitan’
- Davichi’s “Do You Not Know” beats out SISTAR19 on music charts
- Should HaHa cut his hair?
- JYJ to promote the ’2014 Incheon Asian Games’
- miss A’s Fei and Jia attend ‘Chinese Zodiac’ premiere with Asia’s top male stars
- HyunA goes pantless with Hyunseung for ‘K-Wave’
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 08:41 AM PST
Good news for BlackJacks as it appears 2NE1 is coming back soon.
According to a recent interview with Billboard, leader CL revealed that the girls were preparing for a comeback aimed in April. However, she also admitted that they hadn’t really decided on the title song or the concept yet. She also revealed that she was preparing for a solo album that would come after 2NE1 was done promoting.
CL also added that for the solo album, she wanted to do a lot of things she couldn’t do as the group 2NE1.
As to what 2NE1′s title track will be like? She gave a little hint saying as opposed to “I Love You“, it would carry on the more traditional 2NE1 sound such as the songs “I Am The Best” and “Can’t Nobody“. Everyone is looking forward to what they’ll bring onto the scene this time around, and 2NE1 has never disappointed fans in terms of fierceness and power.
The ladies have also been out from the music scene for a very long time, so fans are especially looking forward to their comeback. Hopefully, 2NE1 won’t be delaying their comeback any longer!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 08:13 AM PST
Korea’s first love Suzy showed her charming beauty through a jewelry pictorial for ‘ELLE‘.
On February 19th, the photos were revealed in ‘ELLE Magazine’ for Swarovski’s Spring Love Collection and Suzy displayed her lovely charm.
She showed both a chic and cute image by providing a wide arrange of facial expressions as well as making her one colored tops and beautiful jewelry fashionable.
‘ELLE’ commented, “Suzy led the shoot in an enjoyable way with her cool attitude and she surprised the staff with her skilled professionalism by providing a variety of different facial expressions and poses.”
The full cute and refreshing pictorial will be revealed in the March issue of ‘ELLE’.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 07:37 AM PST
Do you know the viral internet fad that is Harlem Shake?
Well, of course the first ones to take it up in K-pop would be none other than the kkap Jo Kwon and Min, along with rising variety star Amber. Min tweeted the link to the video and wrote,
Jo Kwon wrote the same exact thing,
Amber also promoted the video, and seemed to hint that Eric Nam was also in it. Instead of tweeting the video herself (she just retweeted Min’s tweet), she posted two photos from the video onto her Instagram with the words,
Check out the hilarious video below!
[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST
On the February 19th broadcast of MBC Music‘s ‘All the K-pop‘, the fortunes of SECRET‘s Hyosung and Sunhwa shocked viewers. Apparently, the two SECRET members have been predicted to become rivals this year.
Three fortune tellers got in touch with Sunhwa over the phone and revealed, “You have the fortune to be victorious this new year, but you might compete with fellow member Hyosung. The possibility of you dating is very high this year as well. There are a few men who have their eyes on you. You can potentially have a scandal break out with a famous celebrity.”
Fans are hoping that Sunhwa will be swept up in a dating scandal with her ‘We Got Married‘ husband Kwanghee, who is one of the top idol stars at the moment.
The fortune tellers also gave good news to miss A‘s Fei and shared, “The good fortune of Suzy, who received a lot of love this past year, will spread to the other members, and your group and you as an individual will see a rise in popularity.”
What do you think about these predictions? Do you see them possibly playing out this year?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 07:20 AM PST
During an interview for the March issue of @star1, Kyuhyun shared that not being able to date was an unfortunate inconvenience of being famous. Of course, the Super Junior member was asked, “Is it that you can’t date or that you date in secret?” He answered, “I’ve never dated.”
Although Kyuhyun has many opportunities to meet with celebrities, he confessed, “I don’t like the idea of dating another celebrity, so I don’t have any dating experience yet.”
To learn more about Kyuhyun’s story, check out the March issue of @star1, which will also contain photo shoots and interviews with actors Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin as well as A Pink‘s Eunji and Na-Eun.
Source+Picture: @star1 via Naver
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 07:01 AM PST
Lee Yuhl Eum is an 18-year-old rookie actress with a talented background in swimming, ballet, modern dance, and piano. She made her debut through the ‘Love Beat’ CF with B1A4, and a behind-the-scenes video is making viewers more curious about the beautiful actress.
A representative revealed, “She was cast at once after winning us over with her unique face and the atmosphere she protrudes. During the filming, she showcased her intuitive acting skills and abundant expressions, which left a strong impression on us. We anticipate that she will become a CF queen soon.”
Netizens commented, “She looks like a goddess”, “So pretty”, “I look forward to her success”, and more.
Check out the making of the ‘Love Beat’ CF below!
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 06:41 AM PST
On February 19th, Key posted on SHINee’s official me2day, “Sending a little bit of warmth in the cold winter with a picture taken in Thailand.” He added, “Our comeback is coming soon, and I really thank everyone who went through the trouble to come to the showcase and the fans who showed a lot of support for the teasers. Let’s meet soon.”
SHINee will launch promotions for their 3rd album,’Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You‘, with comeback stages this week, starting with Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘ on the 21st followed by performances on KBS‘ ‘Music Bank‘ on the 22nd, MBC‘s ‘Music Core‘ on the 23rd, and SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘ on the 24th.
Have you seen SHINee’s “Dream Girl” MV yet?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 06:20 AM PST
CNBLUE recently stopped by MBC FM4U‘s ‘Jung Yeop’s Blue Night‘ to promote their album ‘Re:Blue‘ on the 18th. Fans were delighted to see them all together as they’ve been busy with individual schedules.
The CNBLUE members were asked what kind of roles they would like to take on in the future. Yonghwa shared his wish to star as the male lead in a teenage basketball drama, Jungshin surprised fans with his longing to take on the role of a murderous villain, Minhyuk asked for a role with a surprising twist, and Jonghyun revealed his wish to participate in an action drama.
The band, who’s been doing very well with their latest single “I’m Sorry“, also shared insecurities they had about their bodies. Minhyuk mentioned his flat butt, Jonghyun his quickly growing facial hair, Jungshin brought up the lines around his mouth, and Yonghwa his double eyelids that appear when he’s tired. The members then teased each other, pointing out Jungshin’s excessive ‘nose sweat’ and joking that Yonghwa was born with “the Himalayas of butts.”
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST
The trio snapped a photo together – from their outfits, it looks like it’s from the latest ‘Inkigayo‘ – and their chic yet comical poses made them look like they were ready for a fight. However, since Kwanghee is well-known for his lack of physical strength, it appears as if Hyorin and Bora are protecting him.
In fact, Hyorin and Bora look like they can take anything that might come at them, but Kwanghee’s expression seems to be a little awkward for the situation. Still, Kwanghee fans know that he can be dependable when he wants to be, like he is with Sunhwa on ‘We Got Married‘.
Who would you choose to protect you if you were in danger?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 05:42 AM PST
World sensation Psy will be visiting Turkey for the first time.
YG Entertainment revealed, “Psy will arrive in Turkey on February 20th. On the 21st to the 22nd, he will be participating in Istanbul's festival ‘Istanbul Blue Night‘ as well as holding a press conference and appearing on a TV broadcast.”
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was extremely popular in Turkey according to the end of last year’s statistics on YouTube. The country ranked fourth in terms of where the MV was most popular after the United States, Thailand, and South Korea.
Psy also informed his fans about his upcoming visit via Twitter:
His agency explained, “Psy is visiting Turkey for the first time, but we have heard that the response from the public has been extremely positive. He will bring a festive mood to ‘Istanbul Blue Night’ with his upbeat song ‘Gangnam Style’.”
After finishing his business in Turkey, he will be returning to Korea on February 24th to perform at President Park Geun Hye's Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on the 25th. He’ll also be attending the ‘Future Music Festival‘ in Australia next month.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 05:22 AM PST
As mentioned previously, ‘genius’ photographer Oh Joong Suk traveled with the couple to their honeymoon. Photos from their first vacation together as husband and wife will be featured in Elle’s bride book.
Sun and James also revealed their love story through an exclusive interview. When asked about their first meeting, Sun and James shared, “We met in Haiti for a volunteer project, which Sun traveled to during her stay in New York.” James Park also recalled the moment he fell in love with Sun, “I fell in love with Sun when I saw her tenderly taking care of patients in the cholera ward at the hospital.” Since they began dating, the loving couple have made it their mission to help those in need and revealed their dream to build at least one clean water well in Haiti.
Stay tuned for more photos from Sun’s honeymoon pictorial for Elle’s March issue.
Tip: SunJames supporter
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 05:01 AM PST
The pictorial shows Gayoon incorporating 2YOON‘s country girl concept with her earthy headband, laid back denim jacket, and neutral colored dresses. As a fashionista herself, Gayoon made sure to make the pictorial her own by acting as the visual director for the photo shoot. Her green eyebrows especially left an impression among fans.
Gayoon shared, “This is my first time doing a solo fashion pictorial. Although photo shoots are still difficult and unfamiliar to me, I think I’m discovering new sides of my face. It’s fun.”
Nylon’s editor commented, “She has smooth, glowing, porcelain-like skin, so she can pull off any kind of makeup. Whenever the cameras flash, her expressions change as well.”
Gayoon will be joining her 4minute members on stage for the ‘2013 United Cube Concert‘ on the 21st. 2YOON will also be wrapping up their promotions for “24/7” next week.
Check out the pictorial below!
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 04:36 AM PST
Se7en will be saying farewell to Korean fans at the upcoming talk concert, ‘Thank U‘, for his 10th anniversary. He was recently seen shedding tears at his final Japanese concert series prior to enlisting,
Se7en made his debut back in March 8th, 2003 with the album ‘Just Listen‘ and became one of the top male solo artists in K-pop throughout the past ten years.
YG Entertainment revealed, “Se7en will definitely sing his heart out to his much-loved hit songs, and fitting with the ‘talk concert’ title, he will share precious memories from the past ten years with his fans.”
The ‘Thank U’ concert will open at the Seoul Kyo Yuk MunHwa Hoekwan Theater on March 9th at 7PM. Tickets will go on sale on the 21st at 8PM KST through Gmarket.
He’ll be missed!
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 04:19 AM PST
Jung Hyung Don was chosen as the comedian that idols would most like to do a collaboration with.
During the recent filming of MBC‘s ‘Weekly Idol‘, the top 7 comedian artists that idols want to collaborate with were revealed. Among the many comedians who have dabbled in the music industry, such as UV‘s Yoo Se Yoon, Yoo Jae Suk, and Park Myung Soo, Jung Hyung Don placed first due to the success of his group Hyung Don and Dae Joon.
After learning that he was first place in idols’ hearts, MC Jung Hyung Don commented, “I’m embarrassed, but since you’re giving it to me, I’ll accept it. I will make more fun music in the future.”
Check out this week’s episode of ‘Weekly Idol’ on February 20th at 6PM KST!
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 03:55 AM PST
Donghae played the part of a charming, romantic boyfriend. His clean-cut navy suit, bow-tie, and the female model’s white dress make the pictorial look like a wedding shoot, but fans can be rest assured that it’s just a concept for the fashion magazine.
The Super Junior member seems to be happy with the shots as he let his Twitter followers know:
The full pictorial will be featured in the March issue of Cosmopolitan. What do you think of Donghae’s style?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 03:35 AM PST
Davichi’s “Do You Not Know” ranked #1 on Soribada‘s weekly chart for the second week in a row. SISTAR19′s “Gone Not Around Any Longer” took the #2 spot, while Rainbow‘s “Tell Me Tell Me” came in at 3rd.
Other OSTs have also been dominating music charts; the ‘Queen of Ambition‘ OST “I Love You I Hate You” ranked in at 4th, while ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘ OST “Gray Paper” is 6th.
A Soribada representative revealed, “‘Do You Not Know’ and drama OSTs are both climbing up the chart, and SISTAR19 and Huh Gak‘s songs are consistently gaining popularity.”
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 03:14 AM PST
HaHa is asking fans whether or not he should cut his hair.
On February 17th, the singer took to Twitter, writing, “Hybrid… Should I cut my hair a little!!! Kuohohohoh,” referring to his character Hybrid from the ‘Infinity Company’ special of ‘Infinity Challenge‘. Accompanying the post was a photo of himself with his hair covering his face to show just how much his hair has grown.
Followers responded to his tweet with comments like, “I think it’s time for you to cut it“, “You should grow it a bit more“, “You look fine now“, and more.
Do you think HaHa should cut his hair?
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 02:56 AM PST
JYJ have been selected as the honorary ambassadors for the ‘2014 Incheon Asian Games‘.
The Asian Games Committee stated, “In order to raise awareness for the Asian Games throughout all of Asia, we have selected JYJ to promote the games with us.”
JYJ completed their world tour in 2011 and 2012, touring 15 cities and performing for 210,000 fans. They’ve previously worked with UNAIDS in Asia as its regional goodwill ambassadors and promoted nuclear safety and awareness for the ‘2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit‘.
Kim Young Soo, the head of the organizing committee, stated, “JYJ’s international popularity will add to the success of the Asian Games.”
JYJ will be inaugurated as ambassadors on February 20th.
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 02:35 AM PST
The celebrities, along with Rainbow, Kim Wan Sun, Oh Hyun Kyung, Han Jae Suk, and Jeon Hye Bin, gathered together on the VIP red carpet at the premiere of the film ‘Chinese Zodiac‘ (‘CZ12‘) in Seoul’s Lotte Cinema on the 18th. Jackie Chan is visiting Korea to promote the movie due to his close friendship with Kwon Sang Woo.
The movie has already accumulated more than $135 million USD at the box office in China. 'Chinese Zodiac' will be released on February 28th KST in Korea.
Check out photos of the lovely miss A members stepping onto the red carpet below!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 02:15 AM PST
HyunA threw off her pants for the KBS magazine ‘K-wave‘.
The 4minute rapper did what she does best – combine sex appeal and innocence for her trademark brand of sexy-cute. She forewent pants for the photo shoot and donned a large men’s button-up instead, creating the perfect mood for every fan’s dream.
Sadly, those dreams were interrupted by Hyunseung. The B2ST member lent his shoulder to HyunA for the photo shoot’s “new couple” concept. Even though it’s been over a year since “Troublemaker“, the pair are still a hot commodity. Considering how comfortable they look together, maybe they’re actually dating?
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