Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” airs on NBC’s Today Show" plus 19 more

"Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” airs on NBC’s Today Show" plus 19 more

Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” airs on NBC’s Today Show

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 08:47 AM PDT

It appears there might be another K-pop fan behind the scenes for a popular American morning television show.

On the March 12th episode of NBC‘s popular morning show ‘Today Show‘, Big Bang‘s “Bad Boy” played as the background music at the tail end of a segment on how to tell a friend he has bad breath.

As some of you may recall, back in October, it was ABC‘s ‘Live! with Kelly & Michael‘ airing TVXQ‘s “Catch Me. A few days after the article, the music director behind the show was revealed to be a fan of TVXQ.

Perhaps the song was selected because a guy with bad breath is a Bad Boy?

Check out the segment below!

Tip: shailee

INFINITE reveals date for comeback

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 08:27 AM PDT

After unveiling a new logo, INFINITE‘s website has now been updated featuring the date of their comeback.

The website displayed that the date of their comeback is set for March 21, giving a potential heads up to other artists who were planning to release new material around that time to change their schedule accordingly.

No further pertinent information, such as title has been released per usual, but you can expect their website to give that information in the coming days.

Source: INFINITE’s Website

TVXQ sets a new record in Japan with ‘TIME’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 08:04 AM PDT

TVXQ has set another record in Japan!

Their album ‘TIME‘ had ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart, and now it took the top spot on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

This is their third album to top the weekly chart, and this album sold 244,000 copies in the first week, setting a new record for the boys for the first-week sales. It’s also the 2nd consecutive time that their album sold over 200,000 copies in the first week, since they sold over 200,000 with ‘TONE‘ as well.

Oricon announced, “It’s the first time since Avril Lavigne‘s ‘Every Damn Thing‘ that a foreign artist sold more than 200,000 copies for two consecutive albums in the first week, this last occurred 5 years and 11 months ago. For a foreign group, the only other time this occurred was 12 years and 10 months ago when Bon Jovi achieved it with ‘Crush‘.

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

DMTN’s Daniel admits to selling marijuana

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PDT

DMTN‘s Daniel has denied smoking marijuana, but he has admitted to dealing it.

Daniel had been summoned to the police to be investigated on suspicions of smoking and selling marijuana. His label released an official statement on the 12th, stating, “Daniel was investigated by the police and prosecutors on the 9th,” and revealed that he was being charged with selling and introducing marijuana.

The label confirmed that he had not smoked it himself, revealing, “At first, the prosecutors suspected him of smoking it himself and ran a drug test on his hair and urine. However, all his tests came back negative. He was acquitted on the charge that he smoked marijuana, and was investigated for the other charges.

The agency also apologized for his actions, saying, “Daniel immaturely and thoughtlessly believed that as long as he did not smoke himself, it wasn’t a big crime, and that’s what led to this incident.” They also stated that he admitted to the charges and was complying actively with the police and prosecutors’ investigations. The label added, “He’s currently deeply reflecting on his actions. He feels guilty that he acted rashly and committed such a big crime.

“Daniel has not received a court sentence yet, but he does not want to make excuses for his mistakes. He wants to pay the consequences under the law, and the staff is supportive of his decision. We plan to help him mature as a member of society in the future.”

Source: Osen, My Daily via Nate

Big Bang’s G-Dragon and Daesung to spill their guts on ‘Incarnation’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and Daesung will be filming for their episode of ‘Incarnation‘ soon.

YG Entertainment stated, “G-Dragon and Daesung plan to film for ‘Incarnation’ on the 14th.” This will be one of the rare times since ‘Healing Camp‘ that the two idols, who are both preparing for their solo comebacks, will get the chance to spill their guts on a talk show.

G-Dragon has his ‘One of a Kind‘ world tour coming up, and he’s also been confirmed as the first Korean solo artist to go on a dome tour in Japan. Daesung recently released his first Japanese album ‘D’scover‘, and he’s currently preparing for his Japanese solo concert as well.

Are you excited to see the two Big Bang members on the show?

What do KARA’s Nicole, 2NE1′s Dara, and Minzy have in common?

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 06:29 AM PDT

What do 2NE1‘s Dara, Minzy, and KARA‘s Nicole have in common?

Dad, Where Are You Going?‘ has become one of the must-see shows to tune in to every Sunday, so it’s no surprise that celebrities have also become fans of the show or the adorable boys to be exact.

Nicole showed her love for actor Sung Dong Il's son Sung Joon, tweeting, “Joonㅜㅜ He’s so loveableㅜㅜ In the far, far, far~~~~ future, I also want to have a son like Joonㅜㅠ.” Nicole isn’t the only one who has fallen head over heels for Sung Joon as 2NE1 also expressed that they were fans.

Netizens commented, “Celebrities have also fallen in love with the show,” “Joon has so many noona fans,” and “I wish I can have a son like Joon one day.”

P.O releases “To.Bitcxx” from his mixtape

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 06:04 AM PDT

P.O has released another track from volume 1 of his mixtape, 'Bigboi is Ready 2 Showtime'!

This newly released track is called “To.Bitcxx“, which begs the question: Who is it dedicated to? He first released "AMINO ACID" as well as "You Try It" and "I Believed In Methrough his Cyworld.

So far out of Block BZicoKyung, and P.O have released mixtapes for themselves. Do you think we’ll see something from the other members as well?

Lee Hi’s making of “It’s Over” MV!

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Lee Hi‘s making of the “It’s Over” music video is out!

After sweeping music charts once again with her latest release, the singer is taking her fans behind-the-scenes of the MV set to show them how it was all done. The blue ‘bad boyfriend’ bear also makes another appearance.

Check out how adorable Lee Hi is in the making-of video below!

Lee Byung Hun reveals he used to suffer from depression

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 05:15 AM PDT

With a beautiful girlfriend and an incredibly successful career in Korea and Hollywood, Lee Byung Hun seems like the last candidate for depression.

However, on ‘Healing Camp‘, he revealed that he still suffered from symptoms of depression and anxiety. Lee Byung Hun said, “Even now when I’m somewhere unfamiliar, I have a panic attack.” He revealed that after his father passed away, he paid off his family’s debts himself.

He stated, “After I paid off the debts, the drama ‘Beautiful Days‘ wrapped up. It was a very popular drama. I paid off all the debts and my drama was loved, but suddenly I felt like I was locked in a place as small as a bathroom by myself. I was told [later on] it was depression. Depression apparently comes after the hardest point passes. I didn’t know what it was back then, so I thought I was deathly sick. I felt like I was dying each moment.

For two months, it was really hard. People who haven’t gone through it don’t know. As soon as you wake up, you think, ‘Why did I open my eyes?’, because you are the happiest when you are asleep. I used to wonder if I could go on for one more minute. I was so tired that I kept counting the seconds. After my depression, I developed a panic disorder.

Lee Byung Hun confessed that he was still suffering from anxiety, saying, “I took medication, but sometimes it comes when I’m in front of a lot of people. When I’m acting, it’s fine, but when I go to [award] ceremonies or fan meetings, I’m terrified.

Still, the hosts noticed that the actor smiles through all of his press conferences and always has a bright grin for his fans.

Super Junior Eunhyuk’s Twitter account gets hacked!

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 04:50 AM PDT

Attention all ELF! Super Junior Eunhyuk‘s Twitter account has been hacked!

Eunhyuk confirmed the hacking on his Twitter, sharing, “My account got hacked. No wonder last time a mention I didn’t write got posted and deleted… And communicating with Heechul, who doesn’t even have Twitter? Who’s doing was that? That is really impressive.”

MBC radio show ‘Shimshimtapa‘s Son Han Suh PD also found Eunhyuk’s Twitter to be acting funny. He posted, “Eunhyuk’s Twitter also came on and off my Twitter… Come visit ‘Shimshimtapa’.” Eunhyuk replied, “I did that?? I haven’t gone on Twitter for two weeks. What did I do? This, this is serious.”

This isn’t the first time that a celebrity’s Twitter account has been hacked. Hopefully, everything gets resolved soon!

Girl’s Day’s Yura becomes a blonde bombshell for ‘Expectation’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 04:25 AM PDT

White Day is supposed to be a day when boys gift candy to girls, but Girl’s Day broke the rules by presenting eye candy to their fan boys.

Girl’s Day shared, “The teaser for Girl’s Day’s first full-length album ‘Expectation‘ will be unveiled soon!! Please anticipate it!! keke This is a present(?!) koo koo..Use it as your desktop wallpaper keke >.<.Minah was also recently spotted looking cute with her new short hairstyle.

Stay tuned for the release of ‘Expectation’ on White Day, March 14th! Check out the teaser video below in the meantime.

SHINee’s Key thinks Minho is too nice for his own good

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 04:01 AM PDT

Minho is known for his chic and charismatic image, but fellow SHINee member Key reveals there is more to Minho than meets the eye.

On the upcoming episode of ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘, fans will get to see what Minho and Key are really like as they go on their vacation in London together.

During the trip, Minho especially caught the eyes of women with his model-like looks, tall height, and good manners. He also succumbed to Key’s wishes of going skating together, showing how nice Minho really is.

Key shared, “If you get to know Minho, he is a really easy guy. Since he’s not good at rejecting requests, he buys everything people ask him to get for them and spends money wastefully,” making fans wish Minho was their friend.

Catch this episode on MBC on the 12th at 11PM KST!

Davichi overcome fierce competition from 2AM and Lee Hi on music charts

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 03:36 AM PDT

As spring draws near, a handful of talented vocalists have been making their comebacks. Even with the fierce competition, Davichi have managed to maintain their #1 spot on music charts with their new singleTurtle“.

Davichi came out on top on Soribada‘s weekly music chart for the first week of March. Meanwhile, 2AM‘s “One Spring Day” trailed behind in 2nd place and Lee Hi‘s “It’s Over” came in 3rd.

A ‘Soribada’ representative shared, “Davichi’s single ‘Turtle’ is currently maintaining its top spot among competition from 2AM who recently released an album as well as the most recently released songs from Lee Hi.”

Davichi shared, “Although the music chart rankings are important, we like it more when we hear reviews from a lot of people saying that ‘Turtle’ is a musical masterpiece.”

Davichi’s main title track from the second part of their new album will be released on the 18th.

Arrest warrant filed against DMTN’s Daniel for smoking and selling marijuana

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 03:10 AM PDT

DMTN‘s Daniel is in some trouble.

An arrest warrant has been issued against the idol for the sale and use of marijuana. According to various news sources, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s narcotics division filed the warrant this past 8th.

The report states that Daniel is under suspicion of repeated marijuana use from September to December of 2012. DMTN’s agency stated on the 12th, “The situation is more complicated than what the report states.We’ll give you a detailed explanation later on.”

Source: Xsportsnews via Nate, Daejon Daily News, Sunday News

Big Star’s Feeldog is cute in uniform on the set of ‘A Bit of Love’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 02:44 AM PDT

Big Star‘s Feeldog made fans forget about his charismatic image as a rapper on stage by turning into a cute student in uniform.

Feeldog shared on his me2day, “The always entertaining ‘A Bit of Love‘ team! Together with my charming friends~^^ Watch the live broadcast of ‘A Bit of Love’ tonight as well!” The snapshots show Feeldog looking adorable next to his co-stars Joon Young, Park Chi Ki, Jin Woo, and Jang In Tye who are also wearing school uniforms.

Fans replied, “When you’re all wearing school uniforms, you look like real students,” “You guys can form a group together,” and “I will watch the live broadcast of ‘A Bit of Love’!”

Catch ‘A Bit of Love’ every weekday on KBS2 at 7:45PM KST!

Girls’ Generation attends the world premiere of ‘G.I. Joe 2′

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 02:15 AM PDT

The star-studded cast and crew of'G.I. Joe 2 (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)' weren’t the only stars fans couldn’t wait to catch a glimpse of at the world premiere for the film in Korea. Top idols Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon, Seohyun, and Tiffany also made an appearance at the event to show support.

The Girls’ Generation members were spotted looking beautiful as always in their bright-toned outfits for the spring season. They previously introduced themselves to the American public through their appearances on ‘The David Letterman Show‘ and ‘Live! With Kelly‘.

Other stars in attendance included Go So Young, Cha Ye Rin, Park Shin Hye, Jung Suk Won, Seo In Young, Go Ah Ra, TVXQ‘s Changmin, Kang Ye Won, and more.

‘G.I. Joe 2 (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)’ is scheduled to open in theaters across North America on March 28th.

F.T. Island’s ’2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL’ concert DVD tops charts in Taiwan and Japan

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 01:49 AM PDT

CNBLUE is not the only idol band getting love overseas.

Labelmate F.T. Island‘s concert DVD ‘2012 TAKE FTISLAND IN SEOUL‘ topped Taiwan’s ‘G-Music‘ audio and video charts and ‘Five Music‘ weekly chart for the first week of March as well as ranking #1 on various Japanese music charts.

The concert DVD shows highlights of F.T. Island’s live concert ‘TAKE FTISLAND‘ held last September and a total of 21 performances including their self-composed song “Life“, “Paper Plane“, “Compass“, “Let It Go!“, and “Wanna Go“.

F.T. Island will also release their 10th Japanese single “You Are My Life” on the 27th after holding a fan meeting at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on the 17th.

KARA’s Seungyeon confesses she lost sleep over ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 01:25 AM PDT

KARA‘s Seungyeon revealed how nervous she was for her role in ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love‘.

The drama held its first press conference on the 11th at the Gyeonggido Ilsan SBS Production Center, where Seungyeon commented, “It’s my first time acting in a historical drama, and I play the evil role. I had my first filming today. I really come out in the latter half, but today I filmed a small part for the first episode. I’ve been waiting to film since I decided to join the cast, but to be honest, it was really difficult. I recorded it with my camera, but I haven’t been able to check it because I was so nervous. I’m going to check it at home and practice and prepare. I was nervous about the smallest things like walking, but I’m a little more relieved because I didn’t get scolded during the first filming.

On her role, she said, “I thought hard about starring on ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love’, and I couldn’t even sleep. But since I started, I’m going to work hard to become an actress who people can be at ease watching. In this drama, Suk Bin and Queen In Hyun become the antagonists, which is different than normal. I think it’ll be fun to see a new side. I’m going to believe in my sunbaenims and go along with them.

She also agreed with many viewers’ worries that her image was not the best suited for a historical drama, saying, “Even I think that if KARA’s Seungyeon’s face comes out on a historical drama, it’d be weird. I know viewers feel that way too. But I’m going to work hard, so even if I am lacking, I will be prepared.

‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love’ is slated to premiere in April. How do you think Seungyeon will do?

Source: Newsen and Osen
Tip: itsme

TEEN TOP and Indonesian idol group S4 switch songs on ‘Music Bank In Jakarta’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 12:59 AM PDT

TEEN TOP and Indonesian idol group S4 collaborated on one stage for the upcoming broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Music Bank In Jakarta‘.

A photo of the two handsome groups backstage during the filming of the ‘Music Bank’ special shows their newly-formed friendship. Fan cams of TEEN TOP performing S4′s “She Is My Girl” and S4 covering TEEN TOP’s “No More Perfume On You” have already been spreading online, but fans are waiting in excitement for the broadcast to get a clearer view of the two groups’ special stage.

Ricky shared, “Indonesian idol group S4 and TEEN TOP’s special stage is very handsome, so the anticipation is high!” S4 also had good things to say about TEEN TOP, sharing, “TEEN TOP are always kind and friendly. I think I’m becoming a fan of TEEN TOP. They have a lot of talent. I was surprised that TEEN TOP perfectly performed ‘She Is My Girl’. I want to perform with TEEN TOP again.”

‘Music Bank In Jakarta’ will air on the 19th, so stay tuned on allkpop! Are you excited to see the special performance?!

Hong Jin Young goes pantless for ‘Boogie Man’

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 12:31 AM PDT

Songstress Hong Jin Young teased fans with a sexy jacket photo for her upcoming comeback with “Boogie Man“.

The singer followed the recent ‘pantless’ trend, wearing just a white men’s shirt in a shower tub. Fans are now waiting to see what she’ll come out with for the digital single.

Hong Jin Young will hold her comeback stage on ‘M! Countdown‘ on the 21st before ‘Boogie Man’ releases on music sites on the 22nd.

It’s good to see her back!