Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Yubin confesses the other Wonder Girls worry about her acting" plus 19 more

"Yubin confesses the other Wonder Girls worry about her acting" plus 19 more


Yubin confesses the other Wonder Girls worry about her acting

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 09:04 AM PST

Yubin talked about her first ever solo promotions.

As we already knew, she’ll be trying her hand at acting through OCN‘s drama ‘The Virus‘. At the press conference held on the 26th, Yubin was asked about her first foray into promoting without her members and stated, “This is my first solo promotion since I debuted. The members will all have solo promotions for a while. I’m quite nervous and I’m working the hardest I can. My goal is to meld naturally into the product instead of trying to look like I’m a good actress. I want to be seen as not Yubin, but the character I portray inside the drama.

Yubin plays Lee Joo Young, an IT expert and a genius hacker. However, she revealed that she is completely different compared to her character. Yubin shyly confessed, “I can’t really handle computers. I’m learning now. I’m practicing typing, searching up programs, and I watch movies about hacking and computers. I have a slow way of talking, but she’s different. She’s sassy, and she knows what she likes and what she doesn’t. I practice how to talk sharply like she does.

She talked about her fellow Wonder Girls. Even though the girls had their own movie on Teen Nick and Yenny is busy with her musical, this is the first time any of the girls has an active role in a drama. With this, Yubin admitted that the members do have worries that it may be too difficult. But she smiled and said, “But I just sit at the computer for the most part. It’s not very hard. The members give me encouragement and support all the time.

The drama will first start airing on March 1st! Are you looking forward to it?

Arnold Schwarzenegger appears on ‘Taxi’ and compliments the show

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:35 AM PST

Arnold Schwarzenegger had high praise for the talk show ‘Taxi.’

The former Governator of California and legendary action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared as a guest on the February 25th broadcast of tvN’s ‘Taxi,’ and with his world star aura, charisma, manner, and readiness, he kept the two MCs on their toes.

Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “Before I appeared on the show, I watched a few episodes of the ‘Taxi’ that was sent to me.”  Kim Gu Ra and Jun Hyun Moo were surprised and said, “You watched our show?  Thank you.  Since you watched the show, what did you think about it?

The Hollywood star gave a smile and said, “It is fantastic, very casual. It’s very entertaining and funny. It was a show unlike any other that I have seen. It is a new and unique concept.  There is no show like this in America.

The only words that MC Kim Gu Ra seemed to understand was “New concept,” and so he kept repeating those words happily. Jun Hyun Moo also stated to Arnold that a lot of people tell him he looks like George Clooney but Kim Gu Ra strongly disagreed.

Check out a preview from the show below.

Did Park Si Hoo offer money to ‘A’ after the sexual assault charge?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 08:04 AM PST

A media outlet reported that Park Si Hoo had tried to pay trainee ‘A’ after he was charged with sexual assault.

On the 26th, TV Chosun had an exclusive segment where they reported that Park Si Hoo had attempted to reach an agreement with ‘A’, but the negotiations had fallen apart. Park Si Hoo had offered ‘A’ 100,000,000 KRW (approximately $92,000 USD), but negotiations had fallen apart because ‘A’ had demanded more money. However, ‘A’ had previously stated that she would never participate in negotiations.

Thus far, Park Si Hoo has delayed his police summon three times. The police has reported that they would issue an arrest warrant for him if he did not attend on the 1st.

JYJ make generous donations as ambassadors for ‘KBEE 2012′

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST

JYJ warmed the hearts of their fans with the generosity of their latest donation as ambassadors for ‘KBEE 2012 (‘Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo 2012′). The trio, who recently received the Commendation of the Minister award, have had a lot of success as one of the top Hallyu acts, and they’re making sure to use their fame for a good cause by donating their profits to UNICEF.

Jaejoong revealed, “Through ‘KBEE’ last year, we were joyful to be a part of the meaningful exchange between two countries [Korean and Japan]. We will now have an opportunity to think of those in need. We hope that our donations to UNICEF will be a small help to many underprivileged children across the world.”

Head of KOTRA Kim Byung Kwon stated, “In the middle of rising international interest around K-pop, we anticipate that this social contribution will widen the horizon of the Hallyu wave. KOTRA will work together with generous Hallyu stars like JYJ to positively contribute to the spread of K-pop.”

Jaejoong will be representing all three members of JYJ at the UNICEF donation ceremony on March 5th.

SISTAR’s Hyorin stays humble about her vocal range

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 07:15 AM PST

“Korea’s Beyonce” SISTAR‘s Hyorin is staying humble about her well-known impressive vocal range.

On the latest ’Beatles Code 2‘, Shindong asked Hyorin, “After IU and her 3-step high notes, you are receiving a lot of attention for your 5-step high notes. It’s a hot topic. What do you think about it?

The SISTAR19 member said, “IU sings the high notes in a chain, but I have breaks in between mine. IU does it all in one breath. I think she has to work harder than I do.” Hyorin was then asked to sing her famed high notes for the panel, which she did easily.

Check out the episode below!

Big Star’s FeelDog shows off his swag for “You Got Some Nerve”

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 06:55 AM PST

Hip hop fans were able to witness a lot of swag from idol rappers Big Star‘s FeelDogB2ST's Junhyung, and EXID‘s LE in the You Got Some Nerve” MV, but FeelDog has a little more to share.

FeelDog posted a charismatic behind-the-scenes cut on his Twitter with the message: “ONLY ONE~♥ Did you listen to ‘You Got Some Nerve’?!^^ I ask for your love and support with me taking on this genre of music and acting for the first time.^^!!! Please watch the live broadcast of the sitcom ‘A Bit of Love‘!”

The rapper made a bold statement in black and gold on the set of the “You Got Some Nerve” MV. Fans commented, “FeelDog successfully transformed into a hip hop rapper,” and “I’m looking forward to your acting.”

True to his group’s name, FeelDog has become a ‘big star’ in music by joining forces with hit-making producer Brave Brothers for “You Got Some Nerve”. The rapper will also be making his acting debut in the upcoming KBS 2TV sitcom ‘A Bit of Love’, while Big Star is planning to make a comeback before July of this year.

Big Bang Taeyang’s brother is a fan of another boy group?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST

He may be Taeyang‘s brother, but Dong Hyun Bae revealed that he’s a fan of a boy group other than Big Bang.

Dong Hyun Bae tweeted: “My Japanese school alumni TEEN TOP are coming out with their album <No.1> on the 25th. Please listen to it a lot. This photo is of TEEN TOP’s maknae Changjo~ Changjo says he’s my younger brother’s #1 fan~. Thank you Changjo. ^^ Now~ Let’s all listen to it!” He also attached a photo of WANNABESUN99 otherwise known as Changjo.

Have you taken a look at TEEN TOP’s first full-length album, ‘No.1‘, and “Miss Right” MV yet?

Tip: angelontop

Choi Min Soo parodies his famous roles on ‘SNL Korea’ with Jay Park

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 06:05 AM PST

Legendary actor Choi Min Soo pulled off hilarious parodies of his famous roles alongside Jay Park on the latest ‘SNL Korea‘.

He reprised his role as Tae Soo in the hit drama ‘Hourglass‘, while Shin Dong Yup played Woo Suk. The two repeated the line, “You do it. I don’t want anyone else,” bringing a lot of laughter.

In the parody for Choi Min Soo’s movie ‘Holiday‘, Jay Park made a surprise appearance as the main character. Choi Min Soo played the part of a creepy stalker with a gold tooth who kept killing everyone around Jay.

In the end, Choi Min Soo told Jay, “I thought if I did this, I could have you,” making everyone laugh with the famous line.

Check out the ‘Holiday’ parody below!

Unreleased photos of miss A’s Suzy make fans go wild

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 05:41 AM PST

Unreleased photos of miss A‘s Suzy, titled “Suzy’s unrivaled beauty from previously unrevealed photo shoot photos“, have been making her fans go wild.

Long before the above photos were posted, people have been discussing Suzy’s appeal as the girl-next-door or “nation’s first love.” However, despite the fact that fans love her innocent features and “glamorous” body, Suzy seems to be a bit burdened by the image.

Netizens commented, “I am sure that Suzy is sick of hearing how beautiful she is“, “Suzy is so very pretty“, “Suzy’s greatest charm is walking the fine line between innocence and sexy“, and more.

Considering that she can be considered an adult, how would you feel about Suzy shedding her “nation’s first love” image?

YG Entertainment pushes back debut date of new girl group again

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 05:16 AM PST

Some of you may have seen it coming, but YG Entertainment has delayed the debut of their new girl group.

Though the upcoming YG group was originally slated for a January debut, they’re now expected to come out with their first release after this summer. As the agency has pushed back the debut date a few times already, many are not surprised by the sudden news.

YG Entertainment stated that due to the fact that Lee Hi, Kang Seung Yoon, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and 2NE1‘s comeback dates have been confirmed for any time from March to the end of this year, the new girl group’s debut had to be delayed.

Currently, only two girls (above – Left: Kim Ji Soo, Right: Kim Jenny) have been confirmed to be part of the upcoming group.

Maybe this means they’ll be really prepared for their debut?

Source: Star News via Nate

EXO-K spend their day volunteering at children’s center

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 04:50 AM PST

EXO-K have been spending their free time doing charity work for child welfare agencies, and now, fans are able to see them in action for the worthy cause.

All six members of EXO-K arrived at the child welfare facility, Eden Iville, in Hawangsimnidong, Seoul on the 22nd. They helped entertain the children and clean the place up during their third visit to the facility.

The members shared their love for children, sharing, “Although we’ve volunteered at various places, we are most happy when we get to meet children.”

Baekhyun, Suho, and D.O. took charge of cleaning the cafeteria, and D.O. showed his experience by stating, “We have to remove the dust first and clean it with water.” Meanwhile, Kai and Sehun took their steam vacuums to the play room, while Chanyeol was left to clean the bathroom. Chanyeol jokingly complained, “I always have to clean the bathroom.”

After cleaning up the children’s center, the members got some time to have fun sharing laughs and playing games with the kids. After entering the nursery, Baekhyun immediately put a little girl on his lap and said, “I saved this for her,” taking out some candy from his pocket to give to the cute toddler. Sehun also looked around for a girl he remembered, saying, “There was a child I really adored, but she moved to the States. Since she was adopted by good parents, it was for the best.”

Although EXO-K could have used their free time to rest up for their busy schedule, they impressed fans by putting volunteer work as a more important priority. Suho shared, “After eating, I should return and practice hard until 1-2 AM in the morning,” revealing just how busy the group really is.

EXO-K gave their farewell greeting to the children after the day was over, stating, “Let’s meet again.”

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Fans remember teenage Taeyeon

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 04:25 AM PST

Sometimes, fans miss the younger days of their idols. Though Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon has made a name for herself as one of the top K-pop stars of today, SONEs have been taking a look back on her high school days.

The photo set below was posted under the title “Baby-like Taeyeon from her high school days.” Taeyeon’s current charismatic, mature image is less apparent in the old photos, and fans have been commenting on teenaged Taeyeon’s adorable chubby cheeks and innocent face.

They said, “Cute photos that make fan boys faint,” “When she was a baby,” and “That child will grow up to take Asia by storm.”

Kim Tae Woo appears on ‘Gag Concert’ with g.o.d’s leader Park Jun Hyung?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 04:04 AM PST

Singer Kim Tae Woo made an appearance on ‘Gag Concert‘ with a surprise entrance by his fellow g.o.d groupmate Park Jun Hyung.

The singer, who recently made a comeback with “Cosmic Girl“, appeared as Shin Bora‘s latest love interest in the segment ‘Discoveries of Life‘. He towered over comedian Song Joon Geun, the ex-boyfriend in the skit, who jealously asked Kim Tae Woo, “Are you a bear or what?”

Kim Tae Woo responded by bragging about g.o.d’s immense popularity back in the day, saying, “We were really big,” but was humorously interrupted by Kim Kiri who remarked, “You can’t do this here. Last week the bread master Kim Tak Gu Yoon Si Yoon was here, so a lot of people are extremely disappointed right now.

The best part of the segment was when Song Joon Geun called g.o.d’s leader Park Jun Hyung. Though the person who appeared instead was comedian Kim Jun Hyun, his tanned skin, unique eyebrows, and expression made the audience do a double take.

On another note, a new corner called ‘Conditions of a Gang’ was introduced this week.

Was Kim Jun Hyun’s transformation spot on?

Wonder Girls’ Yenny shares a gown from ‘The Three Musketeers’

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 03:35 AM PST

After giving fans a peekWonder Girls‘ Yenny showed off her full costume for the musical 'The Three Musketeers'.

Yenny donned the costume for Constance and tweeted: “The pink dress that I wore very briefly during the Musketeer's inauguration ceremony! It was such a waste to enjoy by myself, so here’s a picture! (The dress I mean).

Fans complimented “Yen-stance” as well as her beautiful gown, saying, “A goddess,” “I hope your musical is a success,” and “Yenny is prettier than the gown.

Actor Joo Won reveals his home to the public for the first time

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 03:13 AM PST

Fans of Joo Won got a better look at his personal life when the actor revealed his home for the first time!

On the latest ‘1 Night 2 Days‘, the cast members headed out on a trip to Suwon and stopped by Joo Won’s home on the way. While showing them around his place, Joo Won revealed, “I have been living in the same house for the past 10 years. The neighbors have all known me since I was young.

Though his room wasn’t decorated in an extravagant way, it was natural and comfortable. Viewers also noticed that he kept all of his scripts from his dramas arranged neatly, and a past photo of the star when he was chubby has become a hot topic of conversation.

So what do you think of Joo Won’s place?

After School’s Jungah and Lizzy are both interested in Yoon Si Yoon?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 02:46 AM PST

After ranting about the lack of guys approaching her, After School‘s Lizzy admitted she has been interested in a certain someone herself lately.

Entertainment Relay‘ interviewed Son Dam Bi and After School in the midst of their photo shoot for Mixxo, and the ladies were asked if they had their eye on anyone these days. Jungah came right out with Yoon Si Yoon, and Lizzy piped up, “Me too, me too,” agreeing with her fellow member’s choice. Jungah then responded, “Let’s not go with the [same guy].”

Yoon Si Yoon is finishing up his latest drama ‘Flower Boy Next Door‘, and it seems that his charms have attracted fangirls among celebrities as well.

In addition to this confession, Jungah commented on what photo shoot concept she’d like to go for next, saying, “[A photo shoot] with physical contact would be nice.”

Watch a clip of Son Dam Bi and After School’s appearance on the show below!

f(x)’s Sulli sets a new record with ‘Etude House’

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 02:20 AM PST

f(x)‘s Sulli set a new record with her ‘Etude House‘ product!

She and Krystal were selected as the new endorsement models for the cosmetic brand’s ‘Sweet Recipe Makeup Collection‘; Sulli is promoting the ‘Baby Choux Base’, while Krystal is the face of ‘Dear My Jelly Lips Talk’.

Sulli’s ‘Baby Choux Base’ gained immense attention with her ‘Get It Beauty’ segment, and all 100,000 units of the product sold out in two weeks, setting a new record.

No worries! ‘Etude House’ will be producing more of the product due to high demand. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out her ‘Get It Beauty’ segment below!

Tip: kpopfan

2AM look back on the past five years of their career

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 01:56 AM PST

2AM took some time before their long-awaited comeback to reflect on the past five years of their career with fans.

The four members, who are always giving viewers laughs as ‘variety idols’, revealed that their road to fame wasn’t only filled with happy moments. They overcame their struggles with the help of producer Bang Shi Hyuk to show the world their talents as the ballad idol group we all know and love. The group also shared their excitement for their comeback.

2AM's new album 'One Spring Day' will be released on March 5th.

Check out the heartwarming video below!

Tip: aoren

Jay Park features in Malaysian singer Mizz Nina’s “Around the World”

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 01:31 AM PST

Jay Park is spoiling us these days! Not only do we get to see him as a fixed cast member on ‘SNL Korea‘, we were also gifted with a new song, and a free one at that complete with a music video. Our eyes were also treated to some shirtless pics as he posed for ‘Men’s Health‘.

Well, it doesn’t stop there, since it turns out he has collaborated with Malaysian singer Mizz Nina to bring us another song titled “Around the World“! Produced once again by his buddy Cha Cha Malone, the song takes on the electro-dance genre, which we don’t often hear Jay taking part in.

Jay and Mizz Nina both took to twitter to promote their new release.

So give it a go below, and make sure you support the two artists by purchasing it on iTunes here!

Tip: Kris94

[Event Over] Watch TEEN TOP’s ‘No.1′ showcase live!

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 01:10 AM PST

[Note: The showcase is over.]

Angels reading this have made it just in time. TEEN TOP will be opening their live showcase in less than 20 minutes!

The boys teased fans with their pre-release "I Wanna Love", and now fans can finally get their hands on their latest album, ‘No.1‘. The limited edition version of TEEN TOP's first full-length album includes an 80-page photo book with pictures from their stays in Paris and Hong Kong as well as a large sticker picture and six photo cards.

The showcase is starting at 6:30PM KST, so don’t miss it. Watch their showcase below, and discuss!