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"f(x) to perform at the ’2013 SXSW South By Southwest’ music festival in Texas" plus 19 more

"f(x) to perform at the ’2013 SXSW South By Southwest’ music festival in Texas" plus 19 more

f(x) to perform at the ’2013 SXSW South By Southwest’ music festival in Texas

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 08:39 AM PST

American fans have something to look forward to as f(x) will be performing in Austin, Texas for the upcoming ’2013 SXSW South By Southwest‘ music festival.

‘SXSW South By Southwest’ is one of the biggest annual music conference and festival events in the United States held during every Spring break and gathers music and film lovers from all across the country. This year, the festival series will be held from March 8th-17th. f(x) have also received the honor of being the representative K-pop artists to perform at the event, leaving fans excited for their international exposure.

Stay tuned for more details on f(x)’s upcoming appearance!

Source & Image: SXSW

Tip: Jarad

TEEN TOP’s concert in Paris sets new decibel record

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 08:10 AM PST

It has been revealed that TEEN TOP‘s February 9th concert at the Le Trianon theatre in Paris broke a record for reaching the highest decibel levels at this concert venue.

The concert agency revealed, “During TEEN TOP’s concert, the vibration caused by the audience jumping along was up to the level that the staff had to hold onto their equipment.” T.O.P. Media stated, “It was a standing concert, but after the audience started to crowd together towards the front, one person was injured in the beginning and had to be hospitalized. It was an exclusive tour as a team and many fans enthusiastically came out, surprising representatives.”

A representative of TEEN TOP’s concert in Spain on the 10th also shared, “The sounds of the audience were louder than a heavy metal concert”, revealing the enthusiastic support of TEEN TOP’s fans.

TEEN TOP successfully wrapped up their 'TEEN TOP SHOW! Live tour in Europe 2013' starting with Munich, Germany on February 2nd and then visiting Dortmund, London, Paris, and Barcelona.

In other news, TEEN TOP's first album will be released on February 25th KST, but the group will pre-release the song "I Wanna Love" on the 15th.

Tip: angelontop

SHINee’s passport photos revealed on ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 07:32 AM PST

SHINee‘s passport photos were revealed on the February 12th episode of MBC‘s ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day“.

The crew followed the boys as they traveled overseas, and their passport photos were revealed. Jonghyun stated, “It’s when my hair was totally short.” Though Minho and Onew‘s were also revealed, Taemin and Key‘s were not.

Check out a clip of their latest episode below!

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica under fire for arriving late to press event + Event rep responds

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 07:17 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica is currently under fire for arriving late to a press event.

Jessica was scheduled to appear for the ‘Jessica Beauty Talk Show & Fan Signing Meeting’ at the Lotte Mall in Seoul on the 12th KST. However, she arrived 30 minutes late to the venue, and press members are reported to have not been pleased. Many reporters complained that there was no explanation or apology for her tardiness.

However, the event representative has come forward to explain the situation. He stated, “Jessica even adjusted her schedule to arrive on time for the event. However, since punctuality is important, she sends her apologies.”

Before the event, Jessica is reported to have been recording for Girls’ Generation’s upcoming Arena Tour in japan. Due to delays in productions for the tour as well as Lunar New Year traffic, she arrived late.

According to the rep, she also had to wait due to a dangerously large crowd of fans and safety concerns. He stated, “Though Jessica did want to apologize, the scheduled event had limited time, so we just went through with the event. For this, we apologize.”

Source: Newsen via Nate; Herald via Nate

4minute’s Gayoon shows her love for snakes?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 06:50 AM PST

4minute‘s Gayoon showed her love for snakes.

On the February 10th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Magic Concert – This is Magic‘, Gayoon was the only guest not to raise her hand when the hosts asked who disliked snakes. She even got into a clear box with a few snakes as well.

Gayoon is also known to have filmed with snakes for 4minute’s music video for “Volume Up“. Viewers commented, “Wow, this girl has charm”, “She’s kind of unique”, “That’s funny”, and more.

Check out another magic trick from the same episode featuring Gayoon below!

Ailee comments on her goals for the new year

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 06:23 AM PST

On the February 11th ‘Hello‘, Ailee, Tae Jin Ah, and Raina appeared as guests who were born in the year of the snake.

When Ailee was asked what her goal was for the new year, she responded, “I’m not the type to set a goal. If I do set one and I fail, I’m too disappointed in myself.”

MC Jung Chan Woo joked, “So you’re living without a goal,” to which Ailee replied, “I’m living without thought,” causing laughter.

In other news, Ailee recently attended the '55th Annual Grammy Awards' held in Staples Center, LA.

Monday Kiz’ Lee Jin Sung releases “I Love You I Hate You” for ‘Queen of Ambition’ OST

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 05:52 AM PST

Lee Jin Sung of the Monday Kiz will be featured in the OST for the MBC drama ‘Queen of Ambition‘.

I Love You I Hate You” is the third OST to be released for ‘Queen of Ambition’ after Kim Nam Gil‘s “You Don’t Know and Ailee‘s “Ice Flower. It will serve as the theme for Soo Ae‘s character’s affection for Hallyu (Kwon Sang Woo). The song was composed by Jung Tae Woo and its lyrics were written by Lee Jin Sung.

Take a listen below!

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa reveals his fear of people thinking he makes music for money

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 05:25 AM PST

On the February 11th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘, CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa, who is becoming recognized as a singer-songwriter, revealed his fear of the public misunderstanding his intentions behind writing music.

MCs Jun Hyun Moo and Kim Gu Ra asked, “Do the royalties pour in? How many songs did you collect during that time?” Yonghwa tried his best to avoid the questions, but Jun Hyun Moo kept insisting, “There’s no reason why you wouldn’t count those things. It shows up on your bank account.”

Yonghwa then honestly shared, “I’m afraid people will say that I make music for money.” Jun Hyun Moo consoled him and stated, “It’s compensation for your hard work.”

CNBLUE recently made their successful comeback with the single “I’m Sorry“, which was written by Yonghwa himself.

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun shares the first time she received a love confession on ‘Beatles Code 2′

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 05:01 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun shared her memories about her first love confession on the February 11th broadcast of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘.

During the broadcast, Seohyun revealed, “This is the song I listened to as I thought of the first person who made my heart flutter,” while listening to Britney Spears‘ “Sometimes“.

She explained, “It wasn’t exactly like, ‘This is my first love,’ but I still didn’t live without anything [feelings] up to this point” She continued to share, “When I was young, I received a love confession for the first time. I received it when I was a teenager. I liked him, but I was afraid when he came closer, and it also seemed like he would leave [me].

After hearing Seohyun’s first love story, netizens commented, “Wow~ Seohyun had this kind of a story?“, “Seohyun’s first love is heartrending“, and more.

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny is disappointed by Dongwan’s dance?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST

Sunny expressed her disappointment at Dongwan‘s dance.

During the Girls’ Generation special of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘, the girls taught the Shinhwa members a part of their “I Got a Boy” choreography. At one point, Hyoyeon tried to teach Dongwan the dance where she put up both of her hands and drew her hips in a figure 8.

However, when Dongwan tried out the move, the dance didn’t turn out quite like Hyoyeon’s did. He moved his own hips vigorously, shocking the girls and causing them to burst into laughter. However, Sunny reacted especially badly, unable to hide her shocked face. She quickly turned away, causing laughter once again.

Hyoyeon told Dongwan, “If you do this dance incorrectly, it turns dirty. You have to draw the figure 8 with your butt.

Viewers commented, “I understand why she made that face”, “That was cute”, and more.

Check out the clip below! (2:00)

Heo Kyung Hwan reveals his ideal type is After School’s Nana

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 04:05 AM PST

After School‘s Nana revealed that comedian Heo Kyung Hwan had expressed interest in her.

On the Lunar New Year special ‘Beauty and the Beast‘, girl group members and comedians came out together to get to know each other. During the show, Nana revealed, “In the past, Heo Kyung Hwan told the owner of our beauty shop that I was his ideal type. He said tall women were his ideal type. He didn’t tell me directly. I just heard it through others.

Heo Kyung Hwan admitted, “She’s speaking the truth. I like tall women, but Nana wouldn’t even look at me,” causing everyone to laugh. Heo Kyung Hwan is a comedian known for his good looks. However, his flaw is that he is incredibly short – shorter than most women.

This isn’t the first time Heo Kyung Hwan expressed his feelings for Nana. On another show in the past, he had confessed that he fell in love with Nana at first sight. How do you think they’d look as a couple?

Jo Hye Ryun expresses her heart to her son on ‘Laws of the Jungle K’

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 03:40 AM PST

On the February 11th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle K‘, comedian Jo Hye Ryun expressed her apologetic heart to her son Woo Joo for the hardship he faced following her divorce.

Jo Hye Ryun shared, “Honestly, Woo Joo went through a hard time because of me. My child is also starting to go through puberty, so he doesn’t make proper eye contact with others. I hope my son goes to a new environment and gets friendly with others by having eye contact with them.”

Her son also shared, “I couldn’t talk to my mom a lot. So I’m happy that I get to spend time with just the two of us.”

The children and parents of SBS' 'Star Junior Show' were whisked off to the Philippines for the recent filming of the 'Laws of the Junglespin-off 'Laws of the Jungle K'. Through this opportunity, Jo Hye Ryun and her son Woo Joo went on their first family vacation together since the comedian's divorce and took time to bond with each other.

B2ST’s Junhyung working on a new song?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 03:16 AM PST

B2ST‘s Junhyung updated fans with a selca from the studio, hinting that he was working on a new song.

Junhyung shared on his Twitter on the 11th, “Mastering.. I am satisfied for now,” along with the photo below.

The photo of Junhyung’s cozy studio raised fans’ curiosity about how his new song will sound and when it will be released.

Are you looking forward to it?

G-Dragon’s baby photos gain attention

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 02:52 AM PST

Continuing the trend to reveal celebrity baby photos, G-Dragon‘s baby photos have recently surfaced on the internet.

The ‘photos’ are actually screen captures from broadcast shows the Big Bang member appeared on when he was younger. G-Dragon looks the same as he does now – even his expressions haven’t changed from when he was a child. He was making various faces on camera, pouting in one scene, talking seriously in another, and making a face of disbelief in the last.

Fans commented, “He was so cute when he was a baby“, “I want to pinch his cheeks“, “His fashion sense shines even when he’s a baby“, and more.

Jang Young Ran gives birth to her first child

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 02:26 AM PST

TV personality Jang Young Ran (33) recently gave birth to her first child in a hospital in Seoul on the 9th KST.

Her agency Line Entertainment revealed that after 14 hours in labor, the comedian gave birth via C-section to a healthy baby girl weighing 3.3 kg (~7.3 lbs.). The agency stated, “Jang Young Ran’s husband watched over her throughout the entire childbirth and shared the pain and joy together.”

Jang Young Ran and her husband tied the knot four years ago back in 2009. Jang Young Ran previously shared, “My husband and I cried a storm,” after hearing the news of her pregnancy.

Congratulations to Jang Young Ran and her new family!

CNBLUE reveal they split 100% of profits with each other

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 02:01 AM PST

On the February 11th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘, CNBLUE opened up about how they manage their income.

CNBLUE revealed, “No matter what each individual’s earnings are, we split it equally 100%.”

Jungshin shared, “When CNBLUE was just starting out, Yonghwa hyung mainly had activities, so the rest of the members felt very apologetic towards Yonghwa hyung.”

Jonghyun also added, “The reason why CNBLUE has a good relationship is because in the beginning when Yonghwa hyung did all the work himself, he could have complained and showed his frustration, but he didn’t at all. We are thankful and feel sorry to Yonghwa hyung, so we do better.”

Tip: Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

4minute’s Gayoon turns into a magnet on ‘Magic Concert’?

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:35 AM PST

4minute‘s Gayoon gained a superpower on ‘Magic Concert – This is Magic‘!

On the show, the magician Choi Hyun Woo asked Gayoon to step forward to be his assistant and announced that he was going to attached spoons onto her. Gayoon tried to put the spoon onto herself at first, but it fell off as expected.

After her attempt, the magician held hands with her and started to give her his energy. After a while, he said, “You now have the ability to pull in everything,” and asked her to close her eyes. After she did, Choi Hyun Woo started to bring metallic spoons to her, and they stuck onto her without a problem.

He ended up putting four spoons on her and even put two spoons on her arms. The panel couldn’t hide their surprise after Gayoon became a ‘magnet human’.

Check out a clip from the episode below!

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany talks about her first love and kiss on ‘Beatles Code 2′

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 01:10 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany revealed her first love and first kiss for the first time on television during the latest episode of ‘Beatles Code 2‘.

During the segment ‘Music 101′, Tiffany had prepared Rihanna‘s “We Found Love“. She shyly stated, “My first love was an American friend I went to high school with. This is the first time I’m revealing this on television.” She also revealed he was one she shared her first kiss with and that they had dated for a few years.

This episode of ‘Beatles Code 2′ featured Ha Chun Hwa and Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Taeyeon, Yuri, and Seohyun as guests.

After finishing up promotions for “I Got a Boy“, Girls’ Generation will be in Japan for their Arena Tour until April 21st KST.

Check out the episode below! (Tiffany’s story starts at 11:15.)

TEEN TOP’s Niel wins three consecutive gold medals for Men’s High Jump

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 12:47 AM PST

On February 11th’s ’Idol Star Athletics Championship‘, TEEN TOP‘s Niel won his third gold medal for the ‘Men’s High Jump’ event.

During the New Year special of the program last year, Niel achieved his first gold medal in the high jump sport and beat SHINee‘s Minho‘s record of 1m 73cm (~5’8″) by 1 cm (~0.4″) to win his 2nd gold medal back in July as well.

A commentator of the games stated, “[Niel] has the best rolling position,” complimenting Niel’s high jump skills.

Fellow member Ricky also achieved a bronze medal in the same event.

Tip: angelontop

After School’s Lizzy selected as endorsement model for makeup brand ‘Kiss Me’

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 12:22 AM PST

After School‘s Lizzy has been selected as the new endorsement model for the colorful makeup brand Kiss Me.

Lizzy, who is known for her chic as well as cute images, was selected as the perfect fit for Kiss Me’s bright and lovable brand image. During the photo shoot for the makeup pictorial, Lizzy also impressed the staff with her bright smile and energy even in the midst of her busy schedule.

A representative revealed, “Lizzy, through various performances and variety shows, showcased her lovable, sexy, and chic charms that Kiss Me represents. Through the collaboration of the charms that Lizzy possesses and Kiss Me, we anticipate that more different images will be shown in 2013.”

A pictorial featuring Lizzy will be unveiled later this month.