- Nine Muses featured on BBC Documentary ‘Idol’
- INFINITE’s L, Sungyeol, and Sunggyu attend Daekyung University Graduation Ceremony
- Actress Han Chae Young reveals she told After School’s UEE not to diet
- Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun performs with genius pianist Yoo Ji Min on ‘Star King’
- JYJ’s Jaejoong lands in Thailand for ‘Your, My and Mine’ concert
- KARA’s Hara reveals the secret to her ‘ant waist’
- Super Junior-M take a group shot before fan meeting in Thailand
- Tree Planet Korea reveals photos of ’2NE1 Forest’ in South Sudan
- Big Star cheer on ‘Birth of a Great Star 3′ contestant Park Soo Jin
- miss A’s Suzy discusses her ideal type on ‘Section TV’
- Super Junior’s Yesung shares preview of photo shoot with ‘CeCi’
- Dongwan gives life advice to Girls’ Generation on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’
- Jonghyun reveals his parents used to hide the fact he’s a CNBLUE member
- Performances from the February 16th episode of ‘Show! Music Core’!
- Two X return with “Ring Ma Bell” on ‘Music Core’!
- Jevice come back with “Cause of U” on “Music Core’!
- B.A.P take the stage with “One Shot” on ‘Music Core’
- Kim Tae Woo releases teaser photo for “Cosmic Girl”
- Actress Hwang Jung Eum impresses with her flawless pictorial in ‘Marie Claire’
- Sohyun thanks actor Lim Joo Hwan for naming 4minute as his favorite girl group
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 09:13 AM PST
The beautiful ladies of Nine Muses were recently featured on the BBC Documentary ‘Idol‘.
The folks over at Minch & Films produced the ‘9 MUSES OF STAR EMPIRE‘ documentary and a shortened 50 minute version aired on BBC World. The documentary followed the girls for one year as they steadily prepare for their debut, featuring the members training, going over their concepts for “No Playboy“, and more.
Currently, the documentary can’t be accessed online but if you have access to the BBC World channel, it will air again on Sunday, February 17 at 02:10 GMT.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 08:19 AM PST
INFINITE‘s Sunggyu, L, and Sungyeol attended their graduation ceremony at Daekyung University on February 15th. Members Hoya and Dongwoo were not present due to prior engagements for their INFINITE-H activities.
The five members were accepted into the university's music department through a special screened admittance back in 2011. All the members studied Practical Music, and they’ve received a lot of attention because they were attending the same university with the same major. Even though they were busy with schedules, the members always attended their classes and also took their midterms and finals diligently. They also taught vocals, dance, and performance skills to their fellow students while they were at school.
At the Graduation Ceremony, the three INFINITE members received the Prestige University Student certificate.
Check out the images and fancams below.
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Posted: 16 Feb 2013 07:29 AM PST
The actress appeared on the show’s ‘Guerilla Date‘ segment and revealed her text message to the idol star. When comparisons between Han Chae Young, who is known as the “Korean Barbie”, and UEE came up, Han Chae Young commented, “UEE’s body is better than mine.”
She continued, “One time, I sent UEE a text message telling her not to lose weight. I think that rather than being too skinny, there should be a natural appeal. I advised her that she should eat and maintain her weight.”
In other news, Han Chae Young is currently starring in KBS2TV‘s ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek‘.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 06:55 AM PST
Despite not being able to see, Yoo Ji Min was able to develop amazing piano skills, playing Beethoven‘s ”Moonlight Sonata” by the age of four.
Seohyun, who was incredibly touched by the young pianist, stated, “I don’t think Ji Min’s song is regular music. It’s hope and love.”
Watch Yoo Ji Min and Seohyun’s performance of “Magic Castle” below!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 06:21 AM PST
The star traveled to Bangkok on the morning of February 16th KST, and around 1000 fans were already waiting for him at Suvarnabhumi Airport. As soon as Jaejoong was seen, his fans cheered loudly. Airport staff commented that Jaejoong was incredibly popular, and that the airport and hotel have been filled with fans whenever he arrives.
All 5000 tickets for the singer’s ‘Your, My and Mine in Thailand’ concert, which will open on the 17th, sold out immediately.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 05:47 AM PST
The show’s crew interviewed KARA on the set of a photo shoot, and the reporter asked the members how they maintain their figures. Nicole answered, “I do a lot of pilates and stretching.”
Hara also revealed the secret to her thin waist. She stated, “In order to make my waistline look better, I do a lot of back exercises. These exercises also lift your butt.”
Check out KARA’s appearance on the show below!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 05:12 AM PST
Super Junior-M took a group picture together before their fan meeting in Thailand on the 16th.
Ryeowook tweeted, “Super Junior-M in Thailand~ I hope Thai ELFs enjoy themselves,” along with the photo above. The Super Junior-M members definitely look pumped up to meet their fans.
Fans commented, “You’re all good-looking”, “I’m jealous of Thai ELF”, “Siwon is doing a weird expression”, “Super Junior-M fighting”, and more.
Super Junior-M is currently promoting “Break Down“.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 04:29 AM PST
Tree Planet Korea has revealed photos of the ‘2NE1 Forest‘ in South Sudan, Africa. Last summer, fans of 2NE1 donated enough trees to create a ’2NE1 Forest’ in honor of the group’s ‘New Evolution Seoul‘ concert.
Blackjacks from all around the world donated 1,210 mango trees to the village of Tonj through Tree Planet Korea’s ‘Star Forest Project‘. Fans originally planned to donate rice wreaths, but after YG Entertainment‘s suggestion to donate mangoes, they went with this project instead.
2NE1 is the first K-pop idol group to have a forest of this kind named after them, while Shinhwa is the second with a forest in Seoul.
The ‘Star Forest Project’ tweeted:
Check out some photos from the ’2NE1 Forest’ below!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 03:51 AM PST
Big Star cheered on ‘Birth of a Great Star 3‘ contestant Park Soo Jin‘s entrance into the ‘Top 3′ on the show.
On Big Star’s official Twitter, FeelDog posted, “Congratulations to Park Soo Jin on becoming one of the ‘Top 3′ on ‘Birth of a Great Star 3′. ^^ Please cheer her on, so she’ll do well for the remaining competition. Thank you for watching us despite the late time. I hope everyone has good dreams~~★ Big Star and Only One (fan club) are supporting you.”
For the February 15th broadcast of ‘Birth of a Great Star’, Park Soo Jin collaborated with Big Star for her performance. Though it was a mentor-mentee special of the show, Big Star appeared alongside Park Soo Jin rather than her mentor Brave Brothers. She commented, “It was a lot of fun working with the Big Star oppas,” while Brave Brothers stated, “You both did well. I think Park Soo Jin could debut as a singer who dances.”
Fans replied, “Only One is cheering for Park Soo Jin”, “Big Star and Park Soo Jin fighting!”, “You guys worked hard. ^^ I’ll look forward to next week too”, and more.
In other news, Big Star is preparing to release an album this year. FeelDog has also been cast in the KBS2 sitcom ‘A Bit of Love‘.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 03:11 AM PST
When asked whether she knew about actor Jung Woo Sung mentioning her as an upcoming actress he has his eyes on, she responded, “I saw the program. I was really thankful,” expressing her gratitude.
On the topic of Suzy’s own ideal type, Ian Somerhalder, she stated, “Of course, I like Jung Woo Sung more. I like that his gaze says something.” Suzy also revealed she felt pressured by being labeled as “the nation’s first love.”
Watch the entire interview segment below!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 02:40 AM PST
Yesung tweeted, “CeCi’s March issue… Yesung… Isn’t it embarrassing and funny? Keke.” Despite Yesung’s statement, fans loved the previews he shared.
They commented, “Yesung handsome”, “So cool. I’ll see you tomorrow, oppa”, “Why it it embarrassing?”, and more.
In other news, Yesung recently released “Gray Paper“ for the OST of ‘Wind Blows in Winter‘.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 01:57 AM PST
Girls’ Generation decided to share some of their concerns and get some advice from the sunbae group. Sooyoung shared, “Is it better to [experience things] when I’m young even though I’ll regret it?”
Dongwan responded, “When I look back on my 20s, I regret more that I didn’t experience things because I thought I would regret it.” He continued, “If I were to return to the same age as Girls’ Generation, I think I would be more of a troublemaker with the consideration that I wouldn’t inconvenience others,” revealing his own regrets.
Check out the second part of the Girls’ Generation’s special on ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ on the 17th at 7:35PM KST.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 01:16 AM PST
Jonghyun revealed, “Though my father usually helped me achieve what I want, he’s always said that it’s good fortune to have no children.”
He continued, “To be honest, before [I was cast in the drama] ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘, my parents hid the fact that I was part of CNBLUE. It was hard for them to explain that their child [is the guy who plays guitar and sings on the left], but all of a sudden, they started to brag about me.”
Host Lee Kyung Kyu then commented, “The thing with the parents of celebrities is that they’re against you going into the profession at first, but when you get popular, they brag about you,” causing laughter.
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:38 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 Jinyoung, Baro, and Sandeul who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo.
Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, Rainbow, B.A.P, NU’EST, Two X, and Jevice held their comebacks! EXID subunit DASONI held their debut stage.
Check out the adorable MC cuts below!
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Performances from today's show includes 2YOON, SISTAR19, INFINITE H, Nine Muses, VIXX, Eric Nam, DMTN, Jang Hee Young, MR.MR, Airplane, TINY-G, and Crayon Pop!
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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Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:18 AM PST
Two X made their debut with "Double Up" last August and have returned to greet their fans on Valentine's Day. Hit producer Rado worked with Two X on their title track, which is an electronic dance song with lyrics that portray a confession of love.
Check out their comeback performance below!
Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:10 AM PST
The group has also released an album jacket photo, piquing interest even further. A representative revealed, "The unveiled photo shows Jevice who is making a comeback after 7 months showing off their attractive sexy charms through their album concept pictorial. The single is a ballad with a dance beat and is produced by Nam Ki Sang who worked with Girl's Day."
Watch their comeback performance below!
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 11:56 PM PST
The music video is reported to have cost 1 billion KRW (approximately 910,000 USD). The entire filming process took over 100 hours, and the boys filmed in both Korea and Philippines on 10 different sets. The members are said to have all participated in the theme, concept, and even the lyrics writing for the song, making the the title track even more meaningful.
Check out their comeback stage with "One Shot" below!
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 11:33 PM PST
In addition to the duet, Kim Tae Woo’s anticipated album 'T-LOVE' will also include four more songs with the title track being called “Cosmic Girl“, which has been produced by the Red Rocket team.
The song is said to have a hip hop beat with a rock sound, and sings of the emotions of a man who approaches his perfect ideal type.
The album will drop on the 20th, so stay tuned for the release!
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST
The actress is currently starring in ‘Incarnation of Money‘, but despite her busy schedule filming for her drama, Hwang Jung Eum participated in a photoshoot, stunning with her long legs and perfect proportions.
Catch more of her pictorial in the March issue of the magazine!
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 10:19 PM PST
Actor Lim Joo Hwan was discharged from the military today and to commemorate the occasion, he held an event at the Yongsan-dong military base to reveal his thoughts and answer questions from the press.
One question he was asked was if there was a favorite girl group he had in mind, who had kept him going during the tough 2 years of service.
Lim Joo Hwan didn’t hesitate in answering, as he immediately remarked, “As I’ve mentioned often times before, it is 4minute.” He then added, “These days, I’m on the verge of moving onto SISTAR, but even then, it is still 4minute for me,” bringing laughs.
Hearing of his continuous support of her group, 4minute’s Sohyun showed her appreciation through Twitter, writing, “Wow~ Lim Joo Hwan-nim Thank you. We congratulate you on your discharge, and are happy that we were of strength to you. Salute.”
Welcome back Lim Joo Hwan!
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