Sunday, February 3, 2013

"Cosmetics brand InnisFree reveals new CF featuring Girl’s Generation’s YoonA" plus 19 more

"Cosmetics brand InnisFree reveals new CF featuring Girl’s Generation’s YoonA" plus 19 more


Cosmetics brand InnisFree reveals new CF featuring Girl’s Generation’s YoonA

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 09:13 AM PST

As the celebrity spokesperson for makeup and cosmetics brand InnisFree, Girl’s Generation‘s YoonA has revealed a new commercial starring the beautiful artist!

Displaying her always-flawless skin and milky white complexion, YoonA reveals that her perfect skin is the result of InnisFree’s newest creation, a serum created from fermented bean extract.

Check out the CF below!

NRG’s Lee Sung Jin opens up about his gambling scandal

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 08:48 AM PST

Former NRG member Lee Sung Jin spoke about his feelings over his gambling scandal.

Lee Sung Jin appeared on the January 30th episode of tvN’sE News.’  Since his gambling scandal, it has been about 3 years since he faced the camera. He told tvN, “just as how disappointed you must feel when you are betrayed by some one you like, I know that I have disappointed many of my fans.”

I am most sorry to my mother and sister.  I only think that I should continue to reflect on myself and ask for forgiveness.  I have a timid personality so I did not have any bad thoughts, but last year before I opened up my business I had a lot of negative thoughts.”

Also, Lee Sung Jin said, “Whenever I had those thoughts, I tried to block it out by thinking if there were any fans left that would enjoy seeing me again.  Being betrayed by the same person twice is a bit unforgivable,” he said as he shed tears and showed his regret.

After his cheating and gambling scandal in 2010, Lee Sung Jin has been spending time by himself and is currently operating a restaurant.

Source: Segye News via Nate News

KARA’s Hara updates fans on her health with a selca

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 08:22 AM PST

KARA‘s Hara assured fans that she is doing well after undergoing surgery for appendicitis.

On the morning of February 3rd (KST), Hara tweeted, “I’m okay, Kamilia. Thank you for being concerned ㅜㅜ My hands are swollen ㅠㅠ.

Attached to the post was a makeup-free selca of herself taken in the hospital. Although she looks a bit haggard, Hara can be seen smiling for the camera while giving fans the “A-ok” hand gesture, causing her fans to sigh in relief.

Followers tweeted back, “Hope you have a speedy recovery!“, “I was so worried“, “Your hands do look very swollen“, and more.

Source: Hara’s Twitter

SISTAR19 achieves a ‘perfect all-kill’ with “Gone Not Around Any Longer”

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:55 AM PST

SISTAR19 has joined Leessang in achieving a certified ‘Perfect All-Kill’ for their hit "Gone Not Around Any Longer"!

A perfect all-kill ("PAK") happens when an individual song sweeps all of South Korea's major music charts and places first on the weekly iChart on Instiz. This marks the second ‘perfect all-kill’ of 2013, following Leessang’s strong showing with “Tears”!

Immediately upon release, SISTAR19 took first place on real-time charts and have maintained their first place for the past four days. The sub-unit, consisting of vocalist Hyorin and rapper Bora, teamed up with producer Brave Brothers once again for their new title track, which is a song that expresses the feelings of both falling in love and drifting apart.

The lyrics talk not only about the parting, but also the growing of their body and mind. Director Joo Hee Sun, who also directed SISTAR's "Alone", also participated in SISTAR19′s new music video.

Congratulations to SISTAR19!

Check out the MV below if you missed it.

Tip: migh

Rainbow reveals second teaser picture for upcoming comeback

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:26 AM PST

Rainbow, who has been hinting at their comeback mid-February, has just revealed a photo that is sure to tease fans for their return!

Coming on the heels of their first photo teaser, this additional photo is sure to stoke even further the excitement surround this group’s comeback.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), the girls are wearing shirts this time around, in contrast to their first teaser image, which showed the Rainbow members seductively posing with a huge banner covering their seemingly-bare upper bodies.

As mentioned previously, the 7-member girl group will be releasing an album in one year and 7 months, since 'Sweet Dream' in June of 2011, during the upcoming month.

 

 

Girl’s Day’s Minah and Ailee snuggle up with Min’s Bobo

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 03:22 AM PST

Girl’s Day member Minah and soloist Ailee snuggled up with Min of miss A‘s pet dog Bobo.

Min first tweeted, “Bobo and Ailee,” along with the photo below, and Ailee responded, “I love you, Bobo~.”

Minah later added another adorable photo with the lucky puppy, tweeting, “With Minyoung (Min) unni’s baby Bobo~~ With Ailee unni~~~ Kiss kiss,” to which the solo singer replied, “Bobo love, Minah love <3.”

Fans commented, “A gathering of beauties”, “You both are totally pretty!”, “I’m just jealous of the dog”, and more.

Performances from the February 3rd episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 12:05 AM 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, SISTAR19, DMTN, 4men, December, and Ali held their comeback stages while INFINITE H continues promotions with “Without You“!

Check out the clips below!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured INFINITE H, who helped promote awareness on the importance of drinking milk!

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Other performances from tonight included: CNBLUE, Nine Muses, 2YOON, Boyfriend, VIXX, Baechigi, Moon Hee Jun, Phantom, MYNAME, Speed, MR.MR, and Eric Nam!

Check them out below!

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4men make their comeback with “Hello It’s Me” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 11:54 PM PST

Talented vocal group 4men (YoungjaeKim Won JooShin Yong Jae) has returned to the music scene after nearly two years.

Their newest album, 'The True Story', is based on true stories and contains six tracks, including the title track, "Hello It's Me". "Hello It's Me" is an emotional ballad written by Yoon Min Soo.

Check out their performance below!

Super Junior-M perform “Break Down” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 11:50 PM PST

Super Junior-M will be holding special performances of their latest single "Break Down" on Korean music programs.

As Super Junior's Chinese subunit, Super Junior-M haven't had many chances to meet with their fans in Korea, but they've prepared special performances for music programs this week. The group released a Korean version of "Break Down" as well.

Check out Super Junior-M's 'Inkigayo' performance of "Break Down" below!

SISTAR19 come back with “Gone Not Around Any Longer” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 11:44 PM PST

SISTAR19 have finally made their comeback with the release of their new single "Gone Not Around Any Longer"!

The subunit, consisting of vocalist Hyorin and rapper Bora, teamed up with producer Brave Brothers once again for their new title track. Director Joo Hee Sun, who also directed SISTAR's "Alone", also participated in SISTAR19′s new music video.

Check out SISTAR19′s comeback performance featuring a special intro and "Gone Not Around Any Longer" below!

DMTN return with “Safety Zone” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 11:35 PM PST

DMTN (formerly known as Dalmatian) have returned with their new title track, "Safety Zone"!

The group is now going by DMTN ('dee-em-tee-en'), which stands for the words "Desire, Motivation, Timing, Now." Member Daniel is said to have come up with the words that DMTN stands for himself, making the name even more special. Along with the new name comes a new digital single, which is a medium-tempo track by Duble Sidekick, who worked with the boys for "E.R".

Check out DMTN's comeback performance below!

Soloist ALi returns with “Eraser” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 10:55 PM PST

Talented soloist ALi has returned with the release of her mini album, 'Eraser' ('Ziugae').

The MV for "Eraser" previously made headlines for featuring a top Hallyu actress, who has been revealed to be Choi Ji Woo.

In addition to the title track, the album features 4 other songs and its instrumentals, one of which is her pre-release track "Selfish" (which you can check out here).

Check out ALi's comeback performance below!

December performs last single “Memories” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 10:48 PM PST

The talented vocal duo December has released their very last single before enlistment for their fans.

Titled "Memories", the song sings about reminiscing back on a past lover and longing for their return.

Check out December perform their last single before enlistment into the military below!

HyunA picks the best “Trouble Maker” parody

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 10:06 PM PST

4minute‘s HyunA recently shared her thoughts on who she thinks did the best parody of “Trouble Maker“.

On February 2nd, the press conference for Cube Entertainment‘s family concert, ‘2013 United Cube Concert-Cube Party‘, took place in Seoul with 4minute, B2ST, BTOB, comedian Kim Gi Ri, and more in attendance.

When asked to pick her favorite parody of “Trouble Maker”, HyunA selected actress Kim Nam Joo, who parodied the song in the drama ‘You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly‘.

HyunA said, “I saw Kim Nam Joo sunbae do a parody of ‘Trouble Maker’ in a drama and my mom really liked it. That’s why [her parody] is the most memorable.” She then added, “Outside of that, I’ve been watching various other parodies of ‘Trouble Maker’.

The ’2013 United Cube Concert-Cube Party’ will continue in Yokohama, Japan on the 21st.

You can check out Kim Nam Joo’s parody of “Trouble Maker” below. What’s your favorite parody?

 

Instiz has certified SISTAR19′s “Gone Not Around Any Longer” as an All-Kill

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 09:24 PM PST

SISTAR19 has joined the Leessang in achieving a certified All-Kill for their hit “Gone Not Around Any Longer“.

An Instiz certified all-kill ("AK") occurs when an individual song sweeps all of South Korea's major music charts simultaneously placing first on both the real-time and daily charts.

Immediately upon release, SISTAR19 took first place on real-time charts and have maintained their first place for the past four days. The sub-unit, consisting of vocalist Hyorin and rapper Bora, teamed up with producer Brave Brothers once again for their new title track, which is a song that expresses the feelings of both falling in love and drifting apart.

The lyrics talk not only about the parting, but also the growing of their body and mind. Director Joo Hee Sun, who also directed SISTAR's "Alone", also participated in SISTAR19′s new music video.

Congratulations to SISTAR19!

Check out the MV below if you missed it.

Tip: bry

BoA releases making-of film for “Disturbance” MV with SHINee’s Taemin

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 08:35 PM PST

BoA recently revealed a new single “Disturbance” featuring SHINee‘s Taemin, and has now released a making-of clip for the filming of the music video.

Directed by her brother Kwon Soon Wook, the behind-the-scenes footage shows that the two have a great working relationship, laughing and being jovial on the set.  There is also footage of both alternate endings.

Check out the BTS film below.

NU’EST reveals mini-album details including covers and track list

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 08:22 PM PST

NU'EST, who's receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, recently revealed their album cover and the track list for their February 13th comeback!

The group began stirring interest by releasing JR and Ren‘s jacket photo teasers. Then, a few days ago they released Baekho, Aron, and Minhyun‘s teasers. Now, with less than two weeks to go until their mini-album’s release, the group has released more concrete details about the album.

NU’EST’s 2nd mini-album is called, “The Moments“. Reportedly the album will come with five tracks: 1. “Beautiful Solo“, 2. “Hello Hello“, 3. “Introduce Me to Your Nuna“, 4. “Hello“, and 5. “Just a Little Bit“.

The Special Edition of the album will come with a DVD and 200 page photo book of footage from their trips to Australia and America. Stay tuned to allkpop for more information!

Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!

SISTAR19′s Hyorin shows off her ballroom dancing on ‘Star King’

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 07:44 PM PST

SISTAR19‘s Hyorin showed off her fantastic ballroom dancing moves on the latest broadcast of ‘Star King‘.

The idol star performed a sexy rendition of “Ma Boy” with well-known ballroon dancer Ahn Dong Hyun. She commented, “We didn’t practice much, but Ahn Dong Hyun led well. This is the first time I learned that in a couple dance, the male partner plays a very big role.”

Ahn Dong Hyun added, “I want to thank ‘Star King’ for letting me dance with Hyorin. I’d like to switch my partner for her,” causing laughter.

Check out a clip below! Could Hyorin make it as a ballroom dancer?

[Spoiler] ‘Voice Korea Kids’ chooses its 1st winner

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 07:01 PM PST

On February 1st, Seo In Young‘s pupil Heo Sung Joo, Yun Sang‘s Seo Yuri, and B2ST‘s Yoseob‘s Kim Myung Joo competed in the final round of the reality singing competition ‘Voice Kids’.

The first one up was Heo Sung Joo, who sang Shin Jong Hyun‘s “A Cup of Coffee” and impressed with her unique voice, song arrangement, and her adlibs.

The next contestant Seo Yuri sang Daisy (Deul Kuk Hwa)'s ”It’s Just Love“ and stunned viewers by pulling off such a difficult song for someone her age. Final contestant Kim Myung Joo displayed her powerful and skillful vocals with her emotional cover of Kim Soo Chul‘s “A Flower That Hasn’t Bloomed All the Way".

After screening the votes of 400 individuals, Kim Myung Joo came out as the victor and took home the grand prize. For her victory speech, Kim Myung Joo thanked her coach and family saying, “I thank Coach Yoseob for finely teaching me” and “I’d also like to thank my mother who raised me.

Kim Myung Joo’s coach Yoseob then modestly explained, “I did not do anything. It was Kim Myung Joo who worked hard for this and because of her I received the title of 'winning coach’. I am thankful.

On another note, Kim Myung Joo won a 30 million won ($27,392.52 USD) scholarship as well as an opportunity to create a digital single.

Watch the final episode below:

 

Narsha’s “naughty hands” on Park Hyun Bin draws laughter

Posted: 02 Feb 2013 06:24 PM PST

Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha has been added to the growing list of stars with “naughty hands”.

During the latest episode of KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, Narsha and trot singer Park Hyun Bin were asked to reenact the rumba, which Ivy performed with a male partner for the Insooni special.

Just like Ivy’s performance, Narsha gave Park Hyun Bin a backhug, but viewers burst into laughter upon seeing where her hands were placed.

Netizens commented, “Narsha is the true adult-idol“, “I couldn’t stop laughing“, “As expected from the adult-idol“, and more.

Check out the cut below! (Begins at around 1:55 mark)