Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"MC Mong voted the #1 celebrity that fans want to see again" plus 19 more

"MC Mong voted the #1 celebrity that fans want to see again" plus 19 more


MC Mong voted the #1 celebrity that fans want to see again

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 09:53 AM PST

Will MC Mong return soon?

The singer has been out of the public eye since draft dodging accusations arose. He avoided the big charge and was found not guilty on the account of violating military service. He was sentenced to a one year probation and serve 120 hours of community service because the court found him guilty on obstruction of justice charges for attempts of delaying his military enlistment without a valid reason.

With Kang Ho Dong successfully returning to the entertainment world after his scandal, tvN recently invited fortune tellers to look at the possible return of MC Mong. One of the fortune tellers stated, “I can see that MC Mong is having a hard time. He may be preparing to return to the industry bit by bit, but it is not good to return this year.” Another one said, “It seems that people are helping him for his return. His luck will start again in 2014. But it is the worst idea to return in 2013. If he returns, it is highly possible that he will be swept up in rumors and scandal again.

However, despite their predictions, it appears many people do want to see MC Mong again. On a previous episode of ‘Three Fools‘, the MCs of the show ran a survey where they asked people which celebrity they wanted to see come back the most. MC Mong gained 67% of the votes, with fans commenting, “I want to see MC Mong’s bright self again“, and “There are fans who still love and want his music“.

Would you like to see MC Mong return in 2013?

2PM’s ‘Legend of 2PM’ ranks #1 on the Oricon Charts

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 09:20 AM PST

2PM‘s 2nd Japanese album, ‘Legend of 2PM‘ has ranked #1 on the Oricon Charts!

The album ranked #1 on the Album Daily Chart by moving 29,454 units. It contains 13 tracks in all with 9 brand new songs and 4 of their previously released singles including "Masquerade", "Beautiful", "If You are Here", and "Forever".

2PM had a very successful 2012 in Japan, setting a new record at Tower Records for singles sales and winning the Grand Prize for Tower Records Japan's ‘K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2012′. 2PM will also hold their own concert at the famous Tokyo Dome for two days on April 20th and 21st.

Congratulations to 2PM!

Source: Oricon
[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Wonder Girls’ Yenny reveals she dreamed of becoming a lawyer

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 08:47 AM PST

Wonder Girls member Yenny revealed that she dreamed of becoming a lawyer when she was younger.

In a recent interview she held with SBS‘ ‘One Night of TV Entertainment‘, she was asked about the rumors that said she was the top student in her entire school. She answered, “I was never 1st, but I got up to 8th.” The interviewer then asked, “That must mean you were 1st in your class“, and she admitted that she was. She also revealed, “If I didn’t become a singer, I would’ve probably been a lawyer. To be honest, even now I want to try my hand at law later on.

On Sun‘s marriage, she said, “Sun thought about it a lot. But I don’t believe she should give it up just for the sake of the other 4“.

SHINee releases teaser for ‘SHINee Music Spoiler’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 08:09 AM PST

SHINee has released a teaser video for their special album release premiere event with MelOn titled 'SHINee Music Spoiler'! The event will be held on the 14th in Seoul’s Samsungdong at the Olympus Hall and will show making-of clips and also preview the songs on the album.

Their 3rd full length album is highly anticipated, and the boys have been releasing teasers every day since February 6th including individual teasers and group photos.

The title song "Dream Girl" is an acid-electro funk song, and is produced by Justin Bieber’s producer Shin Hyuk and his team Joombas Music Factory.

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

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Block B’s Kyung releases “Ogeul Ogeul” from his upcoming mixtape

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:39 AM PST

Block B‘s Kyung released “Ogeul Ogeul” (“Cringe”) from his upcoming mixtape.

He released the song through his Twitter, announcing, “At 12 for Valentine’s Day, I’m going to pre-release ‘Ogeul Ogeul’ from my mixtape“. He attached the above photo and revealed, “The ‘Ogeul Ogeul’ album art is done by Taeil hyung’s friend Jeon Hyun Je.

The song is an easygoing rap song that talks about how he feels being in love. Check out the song below!

Source: Kyung’s Twitter
Tip: Jenny

Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Hyung Jun spotted playing soccer

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST

SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Hyung Jun‘s appearances at a recent soccer practice have been receiving attention online.

Videos of the two playing soccer at Daelim Soccer Field in Seoul were posted online. Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Hyung Jun’s casual, sporty clothes and bare faces were a hot topic among fans. Despite being housed under different agencies, it looks like the two still run into each other in their personal lives.

In other news, Kim Hyung Jun was recently given the ‘Fashionista Award’ at the ‘2013 Asia Model Awards Ceremony‘.

Check out a clip below!

Performances from the ’2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 07:11 AM PST

On February 13th, Gaon Chart held its second annual 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' at the Olympic Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park.

The 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' is held by South Korea's national music record chart, Gaon Chart. The organization's awards stand out by recognizing songs, albums, and artists as well as stylists, choreographers, producers, composers, and other professionals in the music industry. Award winners are determined according to the previous year's Gaon year-end chart of sales.

This year, the show was hosted by Brown Eyed GirlsGa In and Joo Young Hoon.

Check out the performances from 2013′s 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' below!
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< Hello Venus >

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< Ailee >

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< B.A.P >

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< Double K >

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< A Pink >

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< TaeTiSeo >

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< T-ara >

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< CNBLUE >

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< Ga In >

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< Lee Hi >

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< Lee Seung Gi >

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< Super Junior >

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H releases MV teaser for “Lose Control” feat. Kanto of TROY

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 06:50 AM PST

Brand New Music artist H has released his music video teaser for “Lose Control“.

The single features Kanto of TROY, who is also from the same agency. Little is known about the new single except that it’s coming soon.

Check out the MV teaser below!

Tip: Min

Winners from the ’2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST

On February 13th, Gaon Chart held its second annual 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' at the Olympic Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park.

The 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' is held by South Korea's national music record chart, Gaon Chart. The organization's awards stand out by recognizing songs, albums, and artists as well as stylists, choreographers, producers, composers, and other professionals in the music industry. Award winners are determined according to the previous year's Gaon year-end chart of sales.

This year, the show was hosted by Brown Eyed GirlsGa In and Joo Young Hoon.

Check out the winners from 2013′s 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' below!
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▲ New Artists of the Year
Male Group - B.A.P
Female Group – Hello Venus
Male Solo – John Park
Female Solo – Ailee

▲ Songs of the Year (Digital Awards)
January – T-ara Lovey Dovey
February – Big BangBlue
March – Big BangFantastic Baby
April – Busker Busker Cherry Blossom Ending
May – TaeTiSeoTwinkle
June – Wonder GirlsLike This
July – 2NE1I Love You
August – Psy Gangnam Style
September – Seo In Guk & A Pink‘s Eunji All For You
October – Ga InBloom
November – Lee Hi1,2,3,4
December – Lee Seung GiReturn

▲ Albums of the Year
1st Quarter – Big BangAlive
2nd Quarter – TaeTiSeoTwinkle
3rd Quarter – Super JuniorSexy, Free & Single
4th Quarter – TVXQCatch Me

▲ Hot Trend Award
A Pink

▲ Hip Hop Award
Double K

▲ Hallyu Special Award
CNBLUE

▲ Best Producer Award
Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment

▲ Composer Award
Teddy Park

▲ Lyricist Award
Kim Min Ah
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▲ Style of the Year
Choreography – Lee Ju Seon
Stylist – Sung Jung Ok

▲ International Song of the Year
Maroon 5Payphone

Red carpet photos from the ’2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 06:04 AM PST

On February 13th, Gaon Chart held its second annual 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' at the Olympic Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park.

The 'Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' is held by South Korea's national music record chart, Gaon Chart. The organization's awards stand out by recognizing songs, albums, and artists as well as stylists, choreographers, producers, composers, and other professionals in the music industry. Award winners are determined according to the previous year's Gaon year-end chart of sales.

This year, the show was hosted by Brown Eyed GirlsGa In and Joo Young Hoon.

Check out the red carpet photos from 2013′s ‘Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’ below!

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NU’EST’s Aron injures thigh muscle during showcase rehearsal

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:40 AM PST

NU’EST‘s Aron injured his right thigh muscle a day before the group’s comeback performance.

On the 13th KST, Aron was practicing choreography with his members for their showcase when he experienced pain in his right thigh. He was taken to the hospital, and after examination, they found that he had injured his muscle. He’ll be visiting the hospital for a more thorough examination after the showcase.

A representative stated, “He’s been given emergency treatment, so we think he’ll be able to stand on stage. However, since he’s still in pain, we plan to follow up with a closer exam.”

Though he was able to perform a bit for the showcase, Aron’s agency is not sure whether he’ll be able to join for the group’s ‘M! Countdown‘ comeback performance. They’re waiting for further details after his checkup.

In other news, NU’EST recently released their newest singleHello“.

Source: Osen; Newsen via Nate

‘IRIS 2′ releases another set of still cuts feat. child actors Park Gun Tae and Kim So Hyun

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 05:10 AM PST

Highly anticipated drama ‘IRIS 2‘ released another set of still cuts before its premiere.

The still cuts show a look into into Yoo Gun (Jang Hyuk) and Soo Yeon (Lee Da Hae)’s childhood played by child actors Park Gun Tae and Kim So Hyun. Middle school student Yoo Gun is seen with cuts and bruises after a fight with his school seniors, and his expression reveals his cold personality. The young Soo Yeon shows her care and affection for fellow classmate Yoo Gun, leaving fans anticipating how their love story will play out.

A representative revealed, “During Yoo Gun and Soo Yeon’s childhood, Yoo Gun dedicated his heart to being a detective, and the two characters’ deep, loving relationship goes back many years. Park Gun Tae and Kim So Hyun’s impressive acting ability will grab viewers’ attention and will show the start [of their relationship].”

Catch the premiere of ‘IRIS 2′ on the 13th at 10PM KST!

2PM’s Chansung and Joo Won wear skirts on ’7th Grade Civil Servant’?

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 04:45 AM PST

Joo Won and 2PM‘s Chansung were caught wearing ‘skirts’ on the set of ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘.

The pair were snapped on set, waiting for filming to start in the cold. They wore thick coats against the cold, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Joo Won layered two blankets over his pants, and Chansung used a heart-patterned blanket to create skirts for themselves. Joo Won complained cutely, “It’s too cold outside,” and Chansung responded, “Oh my gosh. You worked hard during filming today,” after seeing their photos appear on Twitter.

The photos were completely different from their drama characters, especially in the case of Chansung. Unlike his cool agent character, he was playing around in the photo while he waited to film.

NU’EST’s Ren chooses Lee Hyori as his ideal type

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 04:20 AM PST

NU’EST‘s Ren chose Lee Hyori as his ideal type.

On February 13th, a press conference was held for the release of NU’EST’s second mini albumHello‘.

At the conference, each member was asked about his ideal type. Leader JR was the first to answer and said, “My ideal type is a woman who looks after me.

Minhyun was the next to answer and replied, “I really do not care for looks. I like someone who is kind and cares for me.Baekho then revealed his ideal type as being someone cute with large eyes, and Aron said he likes someone who is pure and has a bright smile.

The answer that stood out the most was Ren’s answer. Ren said, “I like someone who cares for me and has a compatible personality with me. If I were to choose a celebrity who’s close to my ideal type, it would be Lee Hyori.

On another note, NU’EST will start their promotions for “Hello” after performing for their fans at their mini concert ‘Show Time! NU’EST Time!‘ on February 13th.

Moon Hee Jun opens up about the setback he faced due to anti-fans’ verbal attacks

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:55 AM PST

On the February 12th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s’ ‘Moonlight Prince‘, former H.O.T member Moon Hee Jun opened up about the setback he faced due to verbal attacks from anti-fans.

Moon Hee Jun shared, “As I started band music, I formed a small dream to win an award for the rock category at an awards ceremony. That’s when it started. I quit and suffered a breakdown. I thought that I should quit doing music. People have to like my music, so I can continue to do music. Whatever I say, there is always a misunderstanding, so I stopped doing broadcasts altogether. My family and friends would also tell me to quit. They said they were afraid that because I was so tired, I might become a different person.”

Brave Brothers consoled the singer and stated, “It’s impressive that you were able to overcome that pain. I always wanted to say this. A hoobae who I used to know was laughing while reading malicious posts about Moon Hee Jun. I asked this person if he/she hated Moon Hee Jun, and he said they were just looking at it because it was fun. I was very shocked. These people don’t think. They only do it because others are doing it.”

Moon Hee Jun continued, “After my group split up, I didn’t want to show my weak side. To cover up my anxious heart, I thought that I should show an overly confident image, but that made me appear egotistical.”

“When you listen to [my music], if it’s not worth rejecting, I hope you like it. If it’s mediocre, I hope you listen to the next song. If I act like myself for 50 minutes, I feel anxious for 10 minutes. Still,” revealing how his past encounter with anti-fans still haunts him to this day.

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA confesses she wasn’t nervous for her ‘Love Rain’ kiss scene with Jang Geun Suk

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:30 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA confessed she wasn’t nervous for a kiss scene with Jang Geun Suk.

The pair played lovers in the KBS2 drama ‘Love Rain‘. She recalled the kiss scene she had in front of the fountain with the actor, stating, “I was really embarrassed. But even though I was embarrassed, I wasn’t that nervous. Jang Geun Suk and I are pretty comfortable together.

On the same episode of ‘Strong Heart‘, the girls also looked at Jessica and Yuri‘s kiss scenes in ‘Wild Romance‘ and ‘Fashion King‘, respectively.

Check out the three kiss scenes again below! Which one do you think is the best?

Jessica:

Yuri:

YoonA:

Photographer Hong Jang Hyun gives a sneak peek of G-Dragon’s look for the March issue of ‘Vogue Korea’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 03:05 AM PST

G-Dragon‘s smokey makeup look for an upcoming pictorial was revealed.

On February 13th, photographer Hong Jang Hyun shared the above picture and tweeted, “You guys are getting more handsome by the day. I’m becoming more like an old man by the day...”

The Big Bang member’s unique fashion sense and smokey eye makeup stood out, and fans also noticed his big furry hat and colorful accessories.

Shortly after sharing the photo, Hong Jang Hyun also tweeted, “I’m not going to reveal Taeyang’s picture. Because of Taeyang’s nice hair. Not fun if I reveal it in advance. In Vogue Korea’s March issue^^,” making fans wonder about what look Taeyang will be wearing for the pictorial.

Fans commented, “G-Dragon looks really good with smokey makeup“, “I’m curious about Taeyang’s hair“, “He’s still handsome even when he scrunches up his face“, and more.

Fans take notice of a dog that resembles IU

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:41 AM PST

A dog that looks like IU has come to the attention of netizens.

The photo of the puppy with large eyes and two ‘pigtails’ was posted online. It was even wearing a one-piece dress that looked like something IU would wear.

Only half of the netizens were convinced that it actually looked like IU, but everyone did agree that the dog was incredibly cute. What do you think?

In other news, IU is currently working on her next album.

Tip: Diana, Becky

Lee Chun Hee signs with Management SOOP

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 02:18 AM PST

Actor Lee Chun Hee recently signed with new agency Management SOOP.

SCOOP CEO Kim Jang Gyoon stated, “Lee Chun Hee’s biggest charm is his ability to consistently show new sides of himself through various genres and productions. He is that versatile, and he’s an actor with a strong foundation. We plan to support his multi-faceted activities in films, dramas, and broadcasts.”

Lee Chun Hee will be joining actors Gong Yoo, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Min Hee, Ryu Seung Bum, Jun Do Yeon, and Jung Il Woo, who are also signed with the agency.

2YOON reveals 4minute’s health secret is eating eel

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:50 AM PST

During a recent filming for KBS 2TV‘s ‘Vitamin‘, 2YOON shared their secrets on how they maintain their health.

2YOON revealed, “4minute’s health secret is eel. We make sure to eat multivitamins, omega 3, yeast, pear juice, pumpkin juice, red ginger, and blueberries to maintain our health.”

MC Kim Yong Man asked, “In the midst of 2YOON’s busy schedule, there are many things you need to eat, so how do you normally take care of your health?”

Jiyoon shared, “I eat meals that my mom prepares for me daily, which don’t contain any instant foods and only healthy foods. Egg omelette is the usual side dish, but my mom puts in so many vegetables you can hardly taste the egg.”

Gayoon also shared, The healthy meals that my mom prepares are of some help, but 4minute’s health secret is definitely eel. When our bodies aren’t in good condition, we eat eel. We eat eel often, and if the company doesn’t buy it for us, we use our own money to eat it.”a

Catch this episode on the 13th at 8:50PM KST!