Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"2AM sweeps music charts with “One Spring Day”" plus 19 more

"2AM sweeps music charts with “One Spring Day”" plus 19 more


2AM sweeps music charts with “One Spring Day”

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 08:37 AM PST

2AM proved that they really are the kings of ballads!

It’s only been a few hours since the boys released their album, but “One Spring Day” completely swept over all of the major charts in Korea. It currently ranks #1 on Mnet, Cyworld, Monkey3, Melon, Soribada, Olleh Music, Daum Music, Naver Music, and Bugs.

Seems like the boys are off to a great start!

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Taemin almost becomes an international missing child?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 08:08 AM PST

SHINee‘s maknae Taemin bumped into nothing but trouble on ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘.

Taemin’s main goal in Switzerland was to attempt sky diving, and he had to go to the well known tourist city of Interlaken. He managed to get to Interlaken after a total of 24 hours and 30 minutes of flying and riding on a train, but he was further delayed at his sky diving attempt because of the bad weather.

He had to turn back to the capital Bern. But when he got on the train, he realized he’d lost his train ticket! The ticket was one that allowed him with unlimited use of the train for 4 days, but he dug through everything all of his possessions and couldn’t find it. He almost burst into tears, crying out, “What if I become an international missing child at this rate?

Hopefully, Taemin has better luck for the rest of his trip!

NS Yoon-G gets on the scale to reveal her real weight

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PST

NS Yoon-G is one of those lucky girls who find it hard to gain weight.

During the latest broadcast of MBC Every1‘s ‘Singles 2‘, NS Yoon-G made everyone on set jealous by sharing, “I have never gone on a diet ever in my life. I want to gain 3kg (~6 lbs),” revealing that she’d prefer to be a bit heavier than she is now.

Actress Clara looked up NS Yoon-G’s profile online and exclaimed, “I can’t believe you’re 170cm (~5’6″) tall and 46kg (~101lbs),” asking Yoon-G to prove herself by getting on a scale.

NS Yoon-G, who was frank about the fact that she was heavier than listed on her profile, was revealed to be 51.3kg (~113lbs).

IU is confident because she’s not pretty?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 07:10 AM PST

IU claimed she’s confident because she’s not actually pretty. The singer-turned-actress and her co-star Jo Jung Suk held their press conference for the upcoming drama ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘ on the 4th at the Seoul Sogong-dong Plaza Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.

During the press conference, IU was asked what kind of charm she would bring as Lee Soon Shin. She answered brightly, “If you watch a lot of dramas, in the beginning a lot of the main female characters are described as not pretty, but the male characters love them anyway. But even though the lead actresses aren’t supposed to be pretty, they’re actually very pretty. I’m confident that I can look not so pretty without any effects or makeup,” explaining that she’ll try to bring realism to the drama.

In terms of acting, she confessed that she’d been really worried. IU said, “I was really worried. A role in a KBS weekend drama is incredible. I worried a lot about if I should actually do it. But the director, the writers, and other staff made me believe I can. I acted with their trust. I’m going to work hard at both my music and acting promotions.

With IU as his love interest, Jo Jung Suk had his own worries. He revealed, “When people heard that I was going to be IU’s boyfriend in the drama, even my family called me a cradle-robber. As long as it’s okay with IU, I’m going to work hard at the relationship.” When asked about the kiss scenes, he wittily replied, “We’re still at the arguing stage, so I don’t know when it’ll come out. I’m prepared for the criticism though.

IU added, “We don’t have a romantic scenes yet. My fans told me, ‘Film without any NGs, and [only kiss] once,’ but I think we’re going to have to do it many times. I’m going to work hard.

The drama is finally going to air on March 9th. Are you looking forward to it?

Source: Seoul Shinmoon, Star News, and Financial News

Actor Yoo Seung Ho suddenly enlists in military

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 06:44 AM PST

Fans get your tissues ready! Yoo Seung Ho has enlisted in the army.

Though the 20-year-old actor revealed that he would be leaving for the military after the seriesI Miss You‘ wrapped up last year, there was no announcement about a date. Yoo Seung Ho quietly enlisted into active-duty service on the 5th at a base in Gangwon Province’s Chuncheon with only his agency CEO and family in attendance.

His agency stated, “No one knew of Yoo Seung Ho’s enlistment. He thought he should enlist quietly because everyone’s the same in the military. There shouldn’t be special treatment for celebrities.”

Yoo Seung Ho let his fans know through his fan cafe ‘TALK TO YOU‘, where the news was posted after he enlisted. He stated, “I enlisted on March 5th without telling you all. I’m greeting you through this video. I’ll return safely.”

Netizens commented, “I didn’t know you’d enlist so quickly. I can’t believe I won’t be seeing you for 2 years,” “Noona loves you. Take care of yourself,” and “Why did you leave so soon? I’m sad.”

First official trailer for ‘The Huntresses’ released

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 06:19 AM PST

The first trailer for the much-anticipated film ‘The Huntresses‘ (formerly known as 'The Joseon Beautiful Three Musketeers'), starring actresses Ha Ji Won, Kang Ye Won, and Ga In, has finally made its online debut.

A bit over a minute long, the clip gives good insight into each of the three female protagonists. The trailer introduces Ha Ji Won as the charismatic leader, Kang Ye Won as the married swordswoman, and Ga In as the fist first and talk later kind of person.

Directed by Park Jae Hyun, ‘The Huntresses’ is an action-comedy film set in the Joseon Dynasty that revolves around three, beautiful musketeers who fight against a group trying to overthrow the royal family and take over the nation.

The film is set for release this May.

Check out the trailer below, and tell us what you think!

ZE:A’s Hyungsik and Dongjun re-enact the cotton candy kiss from ‘Wind Blows In Winter’

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 05:54 AM PST

ZE:A‘s Hyungsik and Dongjun took their bromance to another level by re-enacting the ‘cotton candy kiss’ scene from the hit SBS drama ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘.

On the March 5th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Baek Ji Yeon’s People Inside‘, ZE:A’s Kwanghee, Siwan, Hyungsik, and Dongjun featured as guests and opened up about what it’s like to be rising idol stars in variety shows, musicals, and dramas.

Hyungsik and Dongjun, who have made a name for themselves as ‘acting idols’ through the tvN drama ‘Nine‘ and the film ‘A Company Man‘, showed their acting skills once again through a re-enactment of a sweet scene from ‘Wind Blows In Winter’. The two members acted like they were really in love with their intense eye contact as they shared a bite out of the cotton candy, leaving fans laughing out loud.

Who is this sleeping beauty?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PST

Hyunyoung

Rainbow‘s Yoonhye waited for her members to fall asleep to show us how her group rests up during their busy schedule.

Yoonhye shared, “Who is this black thing???” along with a photo of a member who went to dream land with a cushion over her head while keeping warm with a black jacket. The member was revealed to be none other than maknae Hyunyoung. Yoonhye also shared a photo of Woori, Jaekyung, No Eul, and Seung Ah passed out on the floor, leaving fans giggling at the adorable way they sleep.

Orange: Woori, Red: Jaekyung, Blue: No Eul, Purple: Seung Ah

When they’re not sleeping, the members of Rainbow have been promoting their latest single “Tell Me Tell Me“.

Super Junior and Ailee to spend a sweet year together for ‘KyoChon Chicken’

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 05:04 AM PST

One of the hottest solo acts in K-pop Ailee will be joining veteran idol group Super Junior as the 2013 endorsement models for KyoChon Chicken.

Super Junior, who will be modeling for the brand for their 5th consecutive year, will welcome new model Ailee with open arms for their upcoming CF. The concept for the CF will be a ‘thrilling scandal’, and its story line will portray Ailee as a fan who gets to spend a sweet year with Super Junior. KyoChon Chicken will also be unveiling a calendar featuring Ailee and Super Junior as a treat for fans.

A representative revealed, “Ailee, who became the new model this year, will add a refreshing change to Super Junior’s solid background for the brand.”

Stay tuned for this ‘thrilling scandal’ CF!

Tip: SJ

4men to return with ’2013 4men Concert: I’ll Let You Listen’

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:39 AM PST

4men will finally step out of their hiatus for their upcoming concert series, ‘2013 4men Concert: I’ll Let You Listen‘.

The group will be kicking off their concert tour at the Yonsei 100th Memorial Hall in Seoul on May 17th-19th, Daejeon in May 25th-26th, Busan on June 1st, and finally in Daegu on the 8th.

4men shared, “We always felt sorry to our fans for not meeting with them often. We are currently focusing on practicing hard so that the concert will be an enjoyable time with a lot of people.”

For those lucky fans in Korea, tickets go on sale for the concert starting on the 5th at 2PM through Interpark!

In other news, 4men’s latest single “My Angelrose on music charts despite their hiatus.

15& attend Hanlim Performing Arts High School’s orientation ceremony together

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 04:15 AM PST

15& members Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin will soon be attending Hanlim Performing Arts High School as schoolmates. The two suited up in their school uniforms to attend the orientation ceremony together on the 4th.

After the introduction speeches and congratulatory event was over, 15& went on stage to perform their debut song “I Dream” and Alicia Keys‘ “Put It In A Love Song” feat. Beyonce and got the audience of new students hyped up for their upcoming semester.

The Hanlim Performing Arts High School has been the school of choice for many idol stars including f(x)‘s Krystal, Dal Shabet‘s Subin, T-ara‘s Ahreum, BTOB‘s Ilhoon, and B.A.P‘s Jongup, who all recently graduated from the same school.

B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk is the most ab-tastic member

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 03:51 AM PST

Weekly Idol‘ recently gave a preview of B.A.P‘s Bang Yong Guk baring his abs on the show, and now fans can get a better look in still cuts from the upcoming episode!

B.A.P, who kept their promise of revealing their abs at their 1st solo concert ‘B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL‘, revealed Bang Yong Guk’s abs for the first time on national television.

During the episode, MCs Jung Hyung Don and Defconn took hold of the golden opportunity to check out each member’s abs, and upon review, both MCs determined the group’s leader Bang Yong Guk to be the member with the most ripped abs. They then lifted up his shirt to give viewers a closer look.

Although the MCs moved onto maknae Zelo, the other members stopped them by saying that he has a “baby belly,” which should not be seen yet. Jung Hyung Don hilariously remarked, “A celebrity’s body is their fortune.”

Stay tuned for this episode on the 6th!

2NE1′s Dara and Minzy fall for the same boy?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 03:25 AM PST

Two members of 2NE1 have fallen for the same boy.

Dara declared her new ideal type through Twitter, sharing, “These days.. I have a new ideal type. Joon sunbae…. ♥.” She also posted a screenshot of actor Sung Dong Il‘s son Sung Joon from the hit MBC show ‘Dad, Where Are You Going?‘.

Upon seeing the tweet, Minzy told Dara to back off, replying, “He is also a cutie in this photo. Joon sunbae is mine~ >_< I’ve set my eyes on him hehe.”

Netizens commented, “Let’s consider reality,” and “When Joon enters college, he will be the graduating class of 2025.” Dara wrote back, “I am currently supporting him with an aunt’s smile. Can he call me noo..noona..yet? Then can I wait a little longer, enter into the class of 2026, and make it work?”

Kim Tae Woo to hold ‘White Romance with Kim Tae Woo’ concert for White Day

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PST

Singer Kim Tae Woo will be holding a concert for all the ladies on White Day at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul.

Kim Tae Woo, who recently made his long-awaited comeback with “Cosmic Girl“, is set to perform his hit songs as well as songs from his new album ‘T-Love‘. International fans will also recognize YouTube star and current labelmate of Kim Tae Woo Megan Lee, who will perform the duet song “Oppa” with him at the event.

Do you want to spend your White Day with Kim Tae Woo?

IU’s fans donate 1100 lbs of rice for ‘You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 02:30 AM PST

IU‘s fans donated over 1000 lbs of rice for her new drama ‘You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin‘.

Following the trend of donating in celebrities’ names, IU’s fans gifted her with 500 kg (1102 lbs) of rice for her press conference for the drama on the 4th. The rice wreaths came with photos of IU, along with messages like ‘You’re the best, Lee Soon Shin. You’re the best, IU. You’re the best, ratings‘.

The rice will be sent to a charity of IU’s choice to help children and the elderly in need. Her drama will start airing on the 9th! How do you think she’ll do?

TEEN TOP’s Ricky runs over to radio in school uniform

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 02:05 AM PST

TEEN TOP had their first official radio outing for “Miss Right” on the KBS COOL FM show, “Hong Jin Kyung’s 2 O’ Clock‘.

When DJ Hong Jin Kyung tweeted a photo of the boys, fans realized that while the rest of the boys were dressed in chic, everyday outfits, Ricky stood out in his bright yellow school uniform. The DJ explained why he was in the uniform, writing, “Today is a live recording! TEEN TOP’s Ricky ran over in his school uniform. Congratulations on becoming a 3rd year in high school! (As Ricky said, in high school, the 3rd years are the top.. ke). How can a yellow school uniform look so good? It’s so nice and bright!

Ricky explained why he had to visit the radio show despite his school schedule, tweeting, “Because of our official album’s first radio schedule, I ran over to the broadcast station in my school uniform. Angels, you went to school today too, right?

How do you like his uniform? Looks like Ricky’s both a hardworking student and a hardworking idol!

[Thanks to all the Angels who sent us this tip!]

Davichi’s “Turtle” climbs real-time music charts

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 01:40 AM PST

Davichi‘s ”Turtle” has made a quick climb to the top of real-time music charts!

Unlike its name would suggest, the pre-release from their upcoming album topped major music charts within 2 hours of its release. On the 4th, a day after it came out, “Turtle” ranked #1 on Bugs, Melon, Soribada, and other real-time charts.

Davichi shared, “We are thankful and touched by the unexpected love. Our goal was to make the talented composers of our songs proud. We want to make an album that people will remember.”

Davichi’s 2nd full-length album ‘Mystic Ballad 1990‘ will be released on the 20th, so stay tuned! Also, check out the “Turtle” MV feat. 5dollsHyoyoung if you haven’t seen it already!

LUNAFLY covers “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” by Train

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 01:17 AM PST

LUNAFLY have been treating fans to a lot of cover performances lately, and now they have a new cover to get fans grooving to!

All three members of LUNAFLY, who are known for their talent as vocalists, created a little music video to go along with their cover of Train‘s “50 Ways to Say Goodbye“. Fans can also hear the members’ solid English as they sing to the catchy, dramatic tune.

Listen to LUNAFLY’s “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” below!

[Thanks to all those who sent this in!]

KARA’s Hara spotted inside a textbook?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 12:51 AM PST

Fans usually get to see KARA‘s Hara modeling for various brands and magazines, so they were in for a surprise when they spotted her in a textbook.

The photos of Hara have netizens buzzing with curiosity about her past career as a textbook model. The post titled “Hara who was featured in a published textbook prior to her debut” shows Hara having a friendly conversation with another male student. Apparently, the pictures were used in a 2010 textbook about friendship and relationships with the opposite sex among youths.

Netizens commented, “Hara possesses innocent charms,” “She looks youthful and cute,” and “She’s not only a shopping mall model, but also a textbook model.”

She looks so young!

Joo Won to bring out his musical side for ’7th Grade Civil Servant’ OST

Posted: 05 Mar 2013 12:28 AM PST

Actor Joo Won, who started out in musicals, will be the voice behind the upcoming song “Don’t Know How to Love” for his MBC drama ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘ OST.

Joo Won shared on his recording experience, “The original song [by AshGray] itself is a difficult song, so I had a lot of difficulties, but I tried hard to give a different feel from the original version. With the help of a talented composer, I finished the OST recording successfully. I hope a good song is released from this.”

A staff member commented, “I already knew that Joo Woon is a good singer, but while I was recording with Joo Won, I felt that Joo Won can also be a singer with his talent. He sang while adding his own color to the song, so I am 100% satisfied.”

“Don’t Know How to Love” expresses the love that Gil Ro feels towards Seo Won as he hides his identity in the drama.

Stay tuned for the release of this track!