Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Lunar New Year special ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’ shares preview of “Dream Girl” choreography?" plus 19 more

"Lunar New Year special ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’ shares preview of “Dream Girl” choreography?" plus 19 more


Lunar New Year special ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’ shares preview of “Dream Girl” choreography?

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 09:34 AM PST

SHINee‘s own Lunar New Year special, ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘ aired earlier today in Korea on MBC.

As SHINee are preparing for their comeback with “Dream Girl“, the special documentary gave a brief glimpse of their upcoming choreography as the boys danced in SM’s famous cloud dance practice room. The narrator states that the boys are working hard as the prepare for their comeback. However, since the narrator doesn’t specifically state that the choreography is for “Dream Girl”, there’s a chance they’re practicing the choreography for their upcoming Japanese single “Fire“.

The special featured the SHINee members visiting various countries and enjoying themselves in the respective countries. For the special, Onew visited Thailand, Jonghyun visited Japan, Key and Minho visited England, and Taemin visited Switzerland.

Check out the preview below!

Tip: Lunew

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

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 09:16 AM PST

SISTAR19 has achieved another ‘perfect all-kill‘ with their hot new single “Gone Not Around Any Longer“!

A perfect all-kill ("PAK") happens when a song sweeps all of South Korea's major music charts and places first on the weekly iChart on Instiz. The song is proving to be a hit as it is very rare for any song to achieve a second perfect all-kill, showing the tremendous popularity of their comeback.

Immediately upon release, SISTAR19 took first place on the real-time charts and has maintained its top spot for the past two weeks. 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.

Congrats SISTAR19!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Saturday Morning K-Tube: Awkward Moments

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:43 AM PST

Ever had that awkward moment when a conversation just heads in the weirdest direction? That awkward moment when you say something you’re positive is right, only to have someone correct you on the spot? Ever had that awkward moment when you decide it’s the perfect time to get wild and you find your friends staring at you in confusion instead of following along? That awkward moment when you feel the heat on your face and start to glow red?

Well don’t feel too bad; everyone has these moments! And sometimes, it’s even funny to watch others squirm in their own puddle of awkwardness. K-pop celebrities make mistakes and do embarrassing things all the time. And for this edition of Saturday Morning K-Tube, I’m presenting some funny examples for you to enjoy below!

Channel 1: Hyerim‘s shy “omona“s on ‘Happy Together

Channel 2: Girls’ Generation‘s random rap for Big Bang on ‘HahaMong Show

Channel 3: Sunhwa + Math = Fail on ‘Invincible Youth‘ season 1

Channel 4: Lee Kwang soo working them hot pants on ‘Running Man

Channel 5: Mithra teaching INFINITE… sex education?!

Which one is your favorite awkward moment?

Fans celebrate Wonder Girls 6th anniversary & Sooyoung’s birthday on Twitter

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:13 AM PST

As it just turned February 10th in Korea, Wonderfuls and SONE‘s celebrated something besides Lunar New Year.

Back on February 10, 2007, the Wonder Girls officially debuted on MBC‘s “Show! Music Core” with “Irony“. To celebrate their 6th year anniversary, Wonderfuls help trend the hashtag #6WonderfulYears.

Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung also celebrated her 23rd (24th in Korea) birthday today. Fans trended the hashtag #HAPPY23rdSYDAY and also Choi Sooyoung.

Congratulations to the Wonder Girls and Happy Birthday to Sooyoung.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA gets pranked on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:29 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA got pranked for the upcoming episode of JTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘.

In order to fool YoonA, who’s known to be incredibly quick, all the Girls’ Generation members had to join in on the hidden camera prank.

During the opening of the show, YoonA stated that she was a big fan of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’. However, the hidden camera started, and Shinhwa voted her as the Girls’ Generation member with the most disappointing face-to-face visuals. Later on, she was also the last to get picked for the partner match up with the Shinhwa members.

Though YoonA was able to bear through it all and act tough, when she found out that it had all been a hidden camera prank, she teared up.

A PD from the show commented, “The Girls’ Generation members all said that YoonA is very quick, and she’s usually the first to ask if something’s a hidden camera prank. Everyone was nervous, but the rest of the Girls’ Generation members and Shinhwa were so good, they pulled off the first hidden camera on YoonA.”

This episode will air on February 10th at 7:40PM KST.

Song Joong Ki reveals his childhood dreams

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:54 AM PST

Actor Song Joong Ki revealed his childhood dreams.

On the February 9th episode of ‘Entertainment Relay‘, the crew visited Song Joong Ki at a photo shoot set. The topic of his childhood dream came up, and he answered, “I wanted to be a diplomat, and there were times I thought about working at a broadcast station. In elementary school, I wrote that I wanted to be an actor. My elementary school dream came true.”

He also discussed his college days, saying, “I bought a lot of alcohol and food for my hoobaes. It’s because I received a lot from my sunbaes.”

In other news, Song Joong Ki signed an exclusive contract with Blossom Entertainment, which also houses actor Cha Tae Hyun, this month. He’s currently taking a break after ‘Nice Guy‘ and considering future projects.

Super Junior-M and f(x) send their Lunar New Year greetings

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:17 AM PST

Super Junior-M and f(x) sent their Lunar New Year greetings.

The two SM Entertainment groups wished fans a Happy New Year on behalf of the agency and its artists.

SMTOWN tweeted:

Fans commented, “Happy Chinese New Year!”, “Happy Lunar New Year \m/”, and more.

The year of the snake officially starts on February 10th.

Boohwal’s Jung Dong Ha to leave ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 05:41 AM PST

Boohwal‘s Jung Dong Ha has officially left ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

A rep from the show announced, “Due to a musical and other music promotions, Jung Dong Ha will be leaving ‘Immortal Song’. He completed filming the Lim Jae Bum special on February 4th.”

Jung Dong Ha joined the competitive program in October of 2012. The last broadcast featuring the singer will air on February 23rd KST.

The singer’s replacement has not yet been decided.

Check out his performance on last week’s episode!

ZE:A’s Kwanghee turns down SISTAR’s Dasom?

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 05:06 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee had to turn down SISTAR‘s Dasom on ‘Star King‘.

The February 9th episode featured vocalists who can mimic well-known singers, and Kwanghee prepared a performance with one group. Everyone in the studio, including Dasom, complimented Kwanghee’s dance.

Dasom stated, “I like Kwanghee oppa because he’s fun and humorous, but I liked the professional side I saw today too.”

Kwanghee responded, “I’m sorry. I’m already married,” referring to his ‘We Got Married‘ partner, SECRET‘s Sunhwa.

2AM’s Jo Kwon gives Jinwoon advice about ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 04:25 AM PST

2AM‘s Jo Kwon gave Jinwoon advice about ‘We Got Married‘.

On February 9th’s episode, Jinwoon and actress Go Jun Hee, the newest couple to join the show, were given the mission to find a gift for each other.

Seeing Jinwoon wonder about what kind of gift he should prepare, Jo Kwon and Seulong stated, “Since it’s the first gift, it has to be meaningful and the right price.”

Jo Kwon went on, “Women like purses, high heels, accessories,” and Seulong responded, “Those all cost money.”

Jo Kwon, who’s featured on ‘We Got Married’ with Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In, commented, “That’s what my wife was like.”Seulong added, “Ga In’s a particular case. You need to prepare something meaningful.”

Jinwoon then decided to write a song to Go Jun Hee as his gift.

Leessang’s Gil misses this week’s ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 03:49 AM PST

Leessang‘s Gil missed filming for this week’s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ due to a concert in America.

On the February 9th episode, the cast members separated into the ‘OB’ and ‘YB’ team for baseball. Yoo Jae Suk let viewers know that Gil won’t be around for the show, and Jung Hyung Don added, “Don’t comment that you like it much better with 6 of us. [Gil] will definitely check it,” causing laughter.

As Gil previously announced that he would be leaving the variety show due to mishaps with the ‘Super 7 Concert‘, the cast members thought they’d poke fun at Gil’s absence.

Leessang recently held concerts in New York City and Los Angeles.

Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Hee chosen as the celebrities with the best palm readings for 2013

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 03:10 AM PST

Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Hee were chosen as the celebrities with the best palm readings for 2013.

Lately, the cable channel Y-STARGoongGeumTa‘ has been looking at various fortunes and mentalities of celebrities. This time, the show looked at palm readings.

Song Joong Ki received incredible love for ’Nice Guy‘ and ‘Wolf Boy‘ last year, and the fortune teller foretold an incredible 2013 for the celebrity. The palm reader said that his destiny line was very vivid for this year, meaning that he would have the best year in 2013 as well. He added, “His destiny line and success line go straight up very nicely. It’s a rich fortune that says he keeps gaining wealth.

Out of the ladies, actress Kim Tae Hee was chosen as the best for the year. The palm reader analyzed that her destiny and brain line met while she was 30-35, meaning that this year, as a 34-year-old, she would still continue on as a top star.

KARA Seungyeon’s baby photos reveal her unchanging looks

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 02:34 AM PST

Baby photos of KARA‘s Seungyeon have been revealed.

The photos, originally shown on a Japanese broadcast, were posted online with the title, “This child will grow up to be a part of a famous Korean girl group.” Seungyeon was reportedly 6-7 years old in the photos.

The pictures show that Seungyeon hasn’t changed much since she was a baby – her large eyes, slim face, and pale skin remained the same over the years.

Fans commented, “She’s the same as back then“, “Only her body changed“, “I don’t know if she’s cuter now or back then“, and more.

Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Seung Gi picked as top ‘culinary kings’

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 01:58 AM PST

Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Seung Gi have been voted as the stars who seem like they would be kings in the kitchen.

Internet lecture group Seven Edu ran a survey from January 17th to February 6th asking 3,512 visitors “Which star seems like he is a cooking king?” In the survey, Kim Hyun Joong ranked #1 with 39% (1,385) of the votes, and Lee Seung Gi followed close behind with 34% (1,201).

Kim Hyun Joong currently owns a fried chicken restaurant, and he sometimes visits to sign autographs for his fans and wash the dishes himself. He’s previously taken time to make kimbap for his fans during a fan meeting, and he’s also been seen cooking on various variety shows.

Lee Seung Gi was a surprising choice as he’s made a reputation for himself as a ‘bad cook’ on the variety show ‘1 Night 2 Days‘. During the show, he tried out different recipes, all to various degrees of failure. His hyungs on the show always begged him to stop cooking. However, he has shown passion for cooking himself, learning how to bake bread with his mother and not stopping his cooking attempts no matter how much his hyungs discouraged him.

Do you agree with the results?

Tip: wano

SECRET’s Hyosung greets fans in a hanbok and shares her plans for the new year

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 01:19 AM PST

SECRET‘s Hyosung greeted fans in a hanbok for Lunar New Year and shared her plans for 2013.

The idol star shared her excitement for the coming year, the year of the snake, stating, “That is why my anticipation for 2013 is even bigger.” Hyosung was also born in the year of the snake (’89).

She hinted at SECRET’s comeback as well, revealing, “We couldn’t do any domestic activities in the first half of 2012. We will work hard and actively carry out our individual and group activities this year. SECRET plan to make a comeback early this year. We will keep coming out.”


“Since everyone’s so skinny these days, [I think I'm still] on the healthier side. I plan to lose 1 kg (~2 lbs) more and stop. I think I dieted all throughout last year. I exercised and moderated my eating, and I lost around 5 kg (11 lbs) without going through a yo-yo effect.”

Hyosung also shared her thoughts on her sexy pictorial for underwear brand ‘Yes‘: “It was more revealing than I expected, but I had a good time participating in the shoot. It was supposed to be a lovely concept. It was a concept I could pull off well, so it was even more enjoyable.”

“Two years after our debut, our CEO let us have a holiday break. When I look back, the Lunar New Year season and our comeback occurred around the same time, so we spent some time practicing. I feel disappointed if I don’t feature in the holiday special programs though. Although I can’t rest, I prefer it this way.”

Hyosung also shared her joy in buying her mother gifts for the new year, “One time my mom talked about a nourishing cream she wanted so I took her with me to the department store. Three versions, low-cost, average-priced, and high-end, were suggested, and she said, ‘It’s too expensive,’ but ended up choosing the high-end one. Hahaha. She called me the next day and told me she loves it. It was really satisfying.”

“Personally my goal is to be influential this year. I want to try out hosting a program and do a sitcom. Of course, I know acting is difficult, but I am ready to be broken. Because I am usually a ‘huhdang’, I want to play a character who seems perfect, but has flaws too.”

Source + image(s): OSEN via Nate

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica breaks her ‘Ice Princess’ image

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 12:41 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica broke away her ‘Ice Princess’ image.

The idol star previously expressed some complaints about the nickname, explaining that she couldn’t help the way she looked. She seems to have taken the matter into her own hands as she was spotted showering her fans with aegyo at a recent fan signing event.

Jessica struck all sorts of poses for her fans, waving and smiling brightly, making hearts with her fingers, and even making a funny face. Even when she was sitting still, she smiled warmly, and her ‘Ice Princess’ image melted away.

Fans commented, “She’s so cute when she does aegyo!“, “The Ice Princess has changed“, “She’s like a kitty“, and more.

In other news, Girls’ Generation started the ‘2013 Girls’ Generation Arena Tour‘ in Japan on the 9th KST.

Performances from the February 9th episode of ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 09 Feb 2013 12:04 AM PST

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than B1A4′s Sandeul, Jinyoung, and Baro who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, Ali held her comeback stage.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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Performances from today's show includes Jang Hee Young, INFINITE H, Hello Venus, CNBLUE, SISTAR19, 2YOON, Moon Hee Jun, Nine Muses, DMTN, GLAM, Eric Nam, Baechigi, Phantom, 4men, SPEED, Airplane, and TINY-G!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!

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Soloist ALi returns with “Eraser” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 11:41 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!

Skarf wishes fans a happy Lunar New Year

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 11:21 PM PST

Skarf wished their fans a happy Lunar New Year with a handwritten sign, adding a special touch to their greeting.

The ladies decked out in pink-themed hanbok to wish their fans a happy Lunar New Year: ”Everyone~~ in Korea and everyone all over the world! Skarf is wishing you an early Lunar New Year. The 5 of us put on pretty hanbok to greet you. We hope Skarf and everyone else will do well in 2013! Love you♥.

More photos were uploaded with the captions, “It’s the New Year’s greeting that Skarf wrote ourselves~~ Everyone, do your best in 2013!! Aja aja fighting♥♥♥” and “The 5 members of Skarf put their hands neatly together~~ We hope that everyone will love Skarf more in 2013♥“.

The girls have recently undergone member changes becoming a new 5 membered group with Sol leaving and new members Joo Ah and Hana joining the group, and are getting ready to celebrate their first Lunar New Year together.

Check out the other photos below!

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[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Daesung’s (D-Lite) full PV for “Utautai no Ballad” revealed

Posted: 08 Feb 2013 10:52 PM PST

Big Bang's Daesung's solo Japanese debut is coming up in a bit more than two weeks, and ahead of the release, the full PV for "Utautai no Ballad" has been revealed!

As mentioned before, Daesung goes by the alias 'D-Lite' and his debut Japanese solo album 'D'scover' will be released on February 27. Daesung's Japanese album will be composed of 12 songs in all, including rearrangements of J-Pop music as well as his original solo songs, "Baby Don't Cry" and "Wings".

The short PV had been revealed by YG Entertainment earlier this week, and with the full PV having aired in Japan, it can now be viewed by fans outside of Japan.

Check out the full PV below, and check out more details on his album if you missed it here.