Monday, February 4, 2013

"‘Running Man’ cast members spotted filming in Vietnam" plus 19 more

"‘Running Man’ cast members spotted filming in Vietnam" plus 19 more


‘Running Man’ cast members spotted filming in Vietnam

Posted: 04 Feb 2013 08:36 AM PST

A few days ago, it was reported that the cast and crew of 'Running Man' will be embarking on a grand Asia tour of Macau, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. After stopping by Macau yesterday, it seems that the cast members have moved on to Hanoi, Vietnam, as pictures have emerged of the cast running through the Vietnamese capital!

Both guests for this episode, Lee Dong Wook and Han Hye Jin, are experienced variety MCs for SBS, with the former leading the show 'Strong Heart' and Han Hye Jin being one of the long-running panelists for the talk show 'Healing Camp'.

After Vietnam, it is expected that the cast and crew will continue to Hong Kong.

Check out some of the photos and fan-taken videos below!

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[Images credited as tagged.]

Two X releases 2nd teaser photo for comeback

Posted: 04 Feb 2013 08:06 AM PST

After debuting with "Double Up" last year, rookie group Two X is gearing up for their comeback!

In the first teaser they released a photo montage of the members and now they’ve release a more conventional teaser photo. "Coming Soon! 2nd Single~!" their agency posted. "Preparing for their new album in the practice room sending you Two Heart for all Doublings!"

The 2nd teaser shows more of their concept, and also tells fans that they will be coming back in 9 days.

Are you excited for the girls’ comeback?

Source: J. Tune’s Twitter
Tip: Bin

Siwon and actor Ha Jung Woo become the faces of ‘Audi’

Posted: 04 Feb 2013 07:31 AM PST

Siwon and actor Ha Jung Woo have become the faces of ‘Audi‘.

The pair are well loved for their masculine images. Ha Jung Woo won numerous awards through his acting, and Siwon is one of the top Hallyu stars that handle all genres such as dramas, movies, CFs, and concerts.

The pair will be attending Audi’s official events and work hard as the promoters of the car brand. While they are the brand’s models, Ha Jung Woo will be driving the Audi S8, while Siwon will be driving the Audi R8 Spyder.

Audi said, “Ha Jung Woo and Siwon both have a sophisticated image. Not only that, but they’re amazing actors and have excellent artistic taste. They’ll be creating a synergy effect with the dynamic prestige brand Audi.

Siwon also tweeted about his Audi promotions, writing,

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

[Spoiler] Comedian Kim Seul Gi snaps a photo from the ‘Infinity Challenge’ set

Posted: 04 Feb 2013 12:39 AM PST

Popular comedian Kim Seul Gi recently snapped a behind-the-scenes picture during her recent cameo appearance on the latest episode of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge’ (allkpop readers might find her familiar from this Saturday Night Live Korea skit).

“Filming ‘Infinity Challenge’ is fun nyahahaha,” she posted to her Twitter earlier today. In the picture, her cute and cheerful face seems to have disappeared, replaced by a frightful vampire-like being.

The makeup is appropriate, considering that she played a vampire bartender in the ‘Infinity Challenge’ episode, where the cast members would have to track down vampires and prevent them from achieving immortality.

Source: OSEN via Nate

Go Du Rim releases debut single “Ice Cream” featuring Banji

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 11:26 PM PST

Vocalist Go Du Rim, known for her uncanny resemblance to actress Han Ga In, has just released her debut single, “Ice Cream

“Ice Cream” is a medium-tempo acoustic track with a lyrical melody that describes a sweet love story. Go Du Rim’s delicate voice gives off a vibrant feeling together with Banji‘s strong rapping colors.

After a long trainee period, Go Du Rim is looking forward to actively promoting as a singer.

Listen to the sweet tune below..

miss A member Suzy’s ‘post-it’ fan service receives attention

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 10:41 PM PST

miss A‘s Suzy has been receiving attention for her ‘post-it’ fan service.

Photos of the girl group member, posted online recently under the title, “I was wondering what Suzy was doing with the post-its”, at an autograph event reveal that she went the extra mile to entertain her fans.

Suzy drew a tongue and nose on the post-its for photo ops and wrote, “Thank you for coming,” in post-its around a banner on the table as a way to say goodbye.

Netizens commented, “Suzy’s pretty”, “Her face and heart are both beautiful”, “You really can’t dislike her”, “Her fans were probably really touched”, and more.

In other news, Suzy is starring in the upcoming MBC drama ‘Gu Family Book‘, which premieres in April.

‘Voice Korea’s Shin Choi I releases intense MV + album photo book BTS for debut single “Bad” off the ‘Berlin’ OST

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 09:50 PM PST

Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea‘ contestant Shin Cho I has lent her deep and powerful voice to the ‘Berlin‘ OST through her debut single, “Bad“.

Berlin‘ is already hugely popular at the box office and will no doubt get even more popular with the release of this and other really great OST tracks.

Shin Cho I attracted many fans with her performances on ‘Voice Korea’, so anticipation for her debut single was high. ”Bad” has a strong rock sound intertwined with hip-hop beats and a melodic piano tune. The song matches perfectly with Shin Cho I’s bombastic voice and is a great backdrop for the movie’s exciting action scenes. The chorus in particular, with the lyrics “I gotta be bad” hooks listeners in and will have them hitting the replay button.

Starting with this first digital single, Shin Cho-I intends to constantly show improved performances to the public, and hopes that fans look forward to her future activities.

Watch the intense music video below with scenes from the movie as well as equally charismatic footage from Shin Choi I’s album jacket photo shoot.

Album jacket making-of film

Soloist Paul Baek releases “Remember You” MV

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 08:45 PM PST


Paul Baek makes his return with “Remember You“, over a year since the release of his last single “Hello my Ex“.

“Remember You” is a mid-tempo pop song that has bright beat along despite somewhat sad lyrics and melodies. Paul Baek shows the trendy pop style together with the country genre music he used to listen to as a child.

The video’s producer Cho Kyung Il tried to show the lives of couples through the lens of SNS, since it consumes so many people’s daily lives. The music video cleverly depicts the chronology of a couple’s love story using a ‘slideshow’ of Facebook updates.

Check out the unique music video, isn’t it pretty ingenious?

In other news, Paul Baek has also been studying hard while working on music as he is planning to go to Philadelphia ‘s Wharton Business School in March. Wharton is widely considered to be one of the world’s best business schools.

Nine Muses teaches fans the “Dolls” choreography on LOEN’s ‘Let’s Dance’

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 08:23 PM PST


Nine Muses have been busy promoting their new song “Dolls” which is slowly gaining recognition. To help fans familiarize themselves with the sleek choreography LOEN has released a tutorial via their ‘Let’s Dance‘ series.

As mentioned previously, the group showcase a unique stage and concept using their 'dark' and 'white' units for their comeback, which is the work of Sweetune.

The girls show off three different points from the song’s choreography, the ‘S-line dance’ the ‘Am I pretty dance’ and the ‘MUSES/goddess dance’.

Can you see yourself making either of these dances a regular part of your repertoire?

10cm’s new mini-album ’2nd EP’ released

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:53 PM PST

The indie duo 10cm has released a new mini album. ‘2nd EP‘!

To coincide with the group’s upcoming solo concert, Fine Thank You And You?‘ on February 23rd, they decided to release a mini album with 5 new songs. Although they were originally planning to release only 1 new song, they decided to add the 3 new songs they created while preparing for the concert, and the 2 songs that they could not add onto their full length album.

The theme of the album is ‘light and happiness’. The title song “Oh Yeah” is a traditional rock song that is bright and exciting, and incorporates Yoon Chul Jong‘s guitar sounds. The mini album also includes the pop song “Don’t Let Me Go“, as well as “Morning Call” and “But I’m Sleepy“.

Listen to the impressively diverse new tracks below:

“Oh Yeah” (title track)

“Don’t Let Me Go”

“Morning Call”

“But I’m Sleepy”

“Nothing Without You”

Tip: BubbleFeetMusic

Check out Park Shin Hye’s Pitch-Black MV for the ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ OST

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:42 PM PST

tvN‘s popular series, ‘Flower Boy Next Door‘, has snagged one of the shows stars, Park Shin Hye to sing a new OST track titled, “Pitch Black“!

The song will be released in its current version as well as an acoustic version. It reflects the mood and dark tone of Park Shin Hye’s character ‘DokMi’, perfectly expressing the character’s self-imposed solitude and delicateness.

The music video shows scenes from the drama as well as candid footage of Park Shin Hye recording the track.

Enjoy!

Acoustic Version

BoA reveals full PV for “Only One” (Japanese Ver.)

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:26 PM PST

BoA will be making a J-pop comeback with the release of the Japanese version of her Korean single, “Only One” on February 27th. Ahead of its releas,e the full PV (promotional video) was recently revealed to fans.

BoA’s anticipated single will be titled ‘Only One‘ and was originally slated for release on February 20th, but was pushed back a week to February 27th. It will include the Japanese version of “Only One” and “The Shadow“, which were included in her latest Korean album, ‘Only One‘.

Both songs are written and composed by BoA herself.

Watch below and tell us which music video you prefer.

Seo In Guk releases “I Can’t Live Because of You” MV featuring Verbal Jint

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 07:10 PM PST


Jellyfish Entertainment has released the full music video for the Seo In Guk‘s new track, “I Can’t Live Because of You” featuring Verbal Jint.

The music video is simple and refreshing. Showing the two performers singing together with solo scenes mixed.  The song itself is an encouraging song of love. With sweet lyrics such as, “The reason I love you. Just stay by my side like now. One more time, I love you,” we expect many people to enjoy the song.

Check it out below!

Psy’s commercial for ‘Wonderful Pistachios’ airs during Super Bowl 2013

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 06:59 PM PST

Psy continues his successful American promotions by featuring in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.

The US Football Championship game, called the Super Bowl, is consistently one of the most watched programs around the world not the least of which is the debut of some of the most iconic commercials/CFs. During the first half of the game, Psy’s new CF for ‘Wonderful Pistachios made its debut amusing fans across the world.

Dressed in a pistachio colored suit, the ad promotes healthy snacking with the tag line “PSY does it and we all go nuts. Wonderful Pistachios. Get Crackin’.” using “Gangnam Style” as background music. At the end, Psy rides a pistachio-horse off into the sunset….

Watch the funny CF below:

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun poses with his gigantic birthday cake

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 06:37 PM PST

Super Junior‘s maknae Kyuhyun recently celebrated his birthday. He commemorated the day by posting a photo of his enormous birthday cake.

“I forgot to put this picture up on my ‘birthday eve’ yesterday,” he posted to his Twitter. The colorful cake is frosted with the words, “26th Kyu day, Happy Birthday Kyuhyun”.

Fans of Kyuhyun also took to Twitter earlier this week to trend the hashtags #조규현생일축하해요 (Cho Kyuhyun Happy Birthday) and #HappyKyuDay.

 

LUNAFLY covers Olly Murs’ “Trouble Maker”

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 05:56 PM PST

Nega Network's 3-member rookie group LUNAFLY, who made their debut with “How Nice Would It Be“, has released a footage of their cover of Olly Murs‘ hit song, “Trouble Maker“, not to be mistaken for the kpop song of the same name.

Oliver Stanley “Olly” Murs is an English singer-songwriter, musician and television presenter who rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. The three members once again show off their musical talent as they play and sing along to the song, which they’ve reinterpreted to fit their style.

Check it out for yourself below!

NU’EST reveals additional cover photo for upcoming comeback

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 04:26 PM PST

NU'EST, who has been receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, recently revealed an additional album cover photo 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 BaekhoAron, and Minhyun's teasers, finally wrapping up with the release of the tracklist and jacket cover. Now, with less than two weeks to go until their mini-album's release, the group has released more concrete details about the album, including the above new album cover photo.

NU'EST's 2nd mini-album, "Hello", will reportedly come with five tracks: 1. "Beautiful Solo", 2. "Hello Hello", 3. "Introduce Me to Your Nuna", 4. "Hello", and 5. "Just a Little Bit".

 

Moon Hee Jun reveals H.O.T’s income in their prime

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 03:40 PM PST

Artist Moon Hee Jun revealed H.O.T‘s astronomical income when the group was hitting some of their most successful years.

On the latest episode of MBC‘s ‘Quiz to Change the World‘, the singer expounded on the level of success of one of Korea’s hottest boy bands in its age. “From what I’ve heard, our one-year income was somewhere around 100 billion won,” he said. “Adjusting for inflation, it must be around 400-500 billion today.”

400 billion won equates to approximately 365 million U.S. dollars.

However, Moon Hee Jun went on to say that the members themselves weren’t necessarily rich. “In fact, we didn’t make that much money during that time,” he continued. “I actually was better off when I went solo, when a lot of people thought I was struggling.”

‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ reveals preview featuring Girl’s Generation

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 03:10 PM PST

Next week’s episode of ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘ looks like it will be full of eye candy and fun with the appearance of Girl’s Generation!

Catching the Shinhwa members by surprise, the girls of the ‘nation’s girl group’ take the flustered boy group members by storm.

However, it doesn’t look like the episode will be only fun and games, though – if the preview is anything to go by, it looks like member YoonA will be suffering through the gauntlet of the dreaded-yet-anticipated ‘hidden camera’.

How will the hidden camera go down? Make sure to tune in next week!

‘Infinity Challenge’ to give away cast members’ personal items to fans free of charge

Posted: 03 Feb 2013 02:40 PM PST

MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ will be giving away a series of personal items from the show’s cast members as part of a recent episodes, where the cast held a quiz show over part of the prizes.

The items range from extremely pricey – including a pair of Beats Pro headphones from Yoo Jae Suk and Leessang concert tickets from Gil – to the incredibly cheap (a fake butt prop from Jung Jun Ha and a novelty USB drive from Noh Hong Chul).

Fans can apply for the gifts by posting a personal story on the item they wish to win on the ‘Infinity Challenge’ official homepage, although international fans will have to go through a convoluted process of registering here.

However, the producer, Kim Tae Ho, cautioned that the items may not be all that they seem. “Some of them might be dirty, or they could’ve been presents themselves. And some of them are of dubious origin, so please don’t expect too much,” he cautioned.

Source: Newsen via Nate