Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha puts on a drum performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha puts on a drum performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha puts on a drum performance on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 09:03 AM PDT

Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha put on a drum performance on ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

On the March 23rd episode of the show, Narsha covered “Don’t Like It” for the Pearls Sisters special with a hint of “Abracadabra“. She prepared a drum performance as well, commenting before she got on stage, “I was very genuine about getting ready for this performance, so I hope you all enjoy it.”

Though the crowd was impressed by Narsha’s amazing drumming skills and performance, the final win went to Baechigi and Ailee.

Check out Narsha’s stage below!

Blackjacks celebrate Park Bom’s birthday on Twitter

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 08:31 AM PDT

As it just turned March 24 in Korea, Blackjacks celebrated 2NE1 member Park Bom‘s 29th (30 in Korea) birthday.

In celebration, fans took to Twitter to trend the hashtag #봄IsHere (#BomIsHere) and her name Park Bom.

YG Entertainment also celebrated the occassion on their Twitter,

Happy Birthday to Park Bom!

JYP Entertainment shares location of 2PM’s trailer placement in New York’s Times Square & London’s Piccadilly

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 08:01 AM PDT

2PM is set to release a trailer worldwide on March 25 ahead of their comeback.

JYP Entertainment is pulling out all the stops as the trailer will be broadcasted in famous avenues such as New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly.

Earlier today, the official JYP Entertainment Twitter account shared the trailer placement locations through an image (seen above). The trailers will be playing on March 25 (Monday) at 2:00PM (appropriately) local time. They also want people to tweet their photos and videos to @jypnation with the hash tag #2PMtrailer.

Hottests in New York and London, will you be there when the trailer airs live?

Singer Lee Jung sends words of encouragement to Yoo Seung Ho

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 07:28 AM PDT

Singer Lee Jung sent words of encouragement to Yoo Seung Ho, who recently enlisted in the army without any announcement.

The singer is well-known for his service as a marine, and during his press conference for his first solo concert ‘He’story‘, held at the Seoul Olympic Hall, he was asked, “Aren’t you disappointed that Yoo Seung Ho went to the regular army even though he was going to go to the marines?

Lee Jung answered, “I heard that Yoo Seung Ho’s mother was against it. It’s not like I own the marines, so I have nothing to be disappointed about.

He continued, “He’s awesome for going straight away at a young age. So when I saw the headlines, I tweeted a cheer message for him. Right now, it’s changing seasons, so the weather is really in-between. If it’s just cold, you get more tense, but when it’s like this, it’s easy to get injured and hurt, so I hope he comes back healthy.

In other news, Lee Jung is planning to hold his first solo concert in 10 years since his debut.

Lee Jung

Davichi want to “Take a Drink Together” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 07:19 AM PDT

Davichi have returned with 'Mystic Ballad 1990' and their title track "Take a Drink Together".

After beating the competition with "Turtle", the talented singing duo have been dominating with another new song from their 2nd album 'Mystic Ballad 1990'. Fans must have missed the singers as their first full-length album in five years has been doing great on music charts.

Despite having not returned for some time, the girls took the stage to prove that their skills haven't gone anywhere, and continue to impress with their powerful vocals.

Check out their comeback performances of "Turtle" and "Take a Drink Together" below!

Baek Ji Young channels her inner gypsy for new album photos

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 06:48 AM PDT

Baek Ji Young is back with a ‘gypsy’ concept!

The singer released the jacket photos for her upcoming album. She dressed in vintage clothing for the concept and fluffed up her hair under a wide headband. Though she’s made various transformations throughout her career, this is the first time she’s going for this particular look.

Baek Ji Young’s upcoming single features the work of lyricist Choi Kab Won, composer Kim Sae Jin and PJ, and Kim Jin Hoon on arrangement.

It’s been a while since she’s sang on stage, and she’ll be coming back with a new single featuring the pianist Yiruma on the 26th.

2AM’s Jo Kwon hospitalized due to gas poisoning

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 06:08 AM PDT

2AM‘s Jo Kwon has been hospitalized due to gas poisoning.

It’s reported that the idol fell asleep in a vehicle with a leaking portable stove, which caused him to experience headaches and breathing issues. After examination, it was found that Jo Kwon is suffering from mild gas poisoning.

His agency first stated that because the results of the first examination were normal, Jo Kwon would be going on to wrap up his schedules for ‘Show! Music Core‘ and ‘Love’s Request‘.

However, after performing live for ‘Music Core’, Jo Kwon was not in a normal state, so he was hospitalized for further examination.

Jo Kwon’s schedule will continue when his condition stabilizes.

Source: Osen, TV Report via Nate

Is Lee Hi on a porridge diet?

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 05:29 AM PDT

Lee Hi was spotted enjoying a bowl of pumpkin porridge on the music video set of “It’s Over.”

On March 22nd, YG Entertainment tweeted the above picture and wrote, “Yum Yum. Meal time on the set of ‘IT’S OVER’ music video. Fighting with all our strength!

Lee Hi has gained attention with her recent comeback, once again cementing her title as the ‘monster rookie’. It’s been reported that she’s been dieting for the past couple of months. With the recent picture, many are wondering if porridge was the secret to her success.

In other news, Lee Hi will be releasing her second title songRose” on the coming 28th.

Suzy and Jo Kwon show off their 4D personalities

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 04:50 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy and 2AM‘s Jo Kwon showed off their ’4D’ personalities.

Suzy tweeted a photo of herself hanging upside down out of a car window with the message, “Yeah. Sometimes I need to get my blood flowing.” She was in a bizarre pose, hanging out side of the car window and looking somewhat like a very pretty ghost upside down.

Jo Kwon had his own 4D input when he replied, “Suzy, tell me whenever you need me. I’ll become your endorphin keke.Seulong also added, “I really hope this isn’t you.”

Their silly conversation amused fans who were excited to find out that the JYP artists were friends as well.

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

BTOB’s Ilhoon covers B.A.P’s “One Shot” dance

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 04:08 AM PDT

BTOB‘s Ilhoon impressed fan girls with his push ups in his dance cover of B.A.P‘s latest single “One Shot“.

Ilhoon showcased his dancing skills by getting down on the floor to effortlessly pull off the difficult choreography for “One Shot” on the latest episode of MBC Music‘s ‘Gangnam Feel Dance School‘.

Check out Ilhoon’s dance cover below!

Tip: jae

Orange Caramel give you their hair styling tips

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 03:33 AM PDT

Orange Caramel partnered up with hair product brand Vidal Sassoon for a Nylon photo shoot.

Nylon TV‘ posted a behind-the-scenes video of the girls. The members gave tips on how to get Orange Caramel hair. Nana demonstrated how to make a perfectly straight hairstyle like hers, Raina showed fans how to get her girly wavy hair, and Lizzy went for cute curls.

The girls also tied in their hairstyles with colorful makeup and clothes.

Check out the video below!

Tip: 4evapledis

[Spoiler] miss A’s Fei and Super Junior-M’s Henry stand on the elimination block for ‘Master Chef Korea Celebrity’

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 02:51 AM PDT

miss A‘s Fei and Super Junior-M‘s Henry were the two contestants up for elimination on the latest ‘Master Chef Korea Celebrity‘.

On the March 22nd episode, both idol contestants were on the chopping block.

Fei couldn’t help but spill tears as she said, “I worked really hard, but I’ve already done everything I can do well. To be honest, I was nervous today and I wasn’t confident at all, but I was disappointed anyway because I couldn’t do as well as I wanted. I only practiced dancing and singing, but lately I’ve been practicing cooking as well, so I lost a lot of weight. Still, I really like cooking. Right now, cooking is the same to me as singing and dancing.

In the end, it was Henry who was eliminated from the competition.

Performances from the March 23rd episode of ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 02:10 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, OFFROAD, INFINITE, and Davichi all held their comeback stages.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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INFINITE return with “Man in Love” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 01:30 AM PDT

INFINITE are back after 10 long months, and they’ve been receiving lots of love from INSPIRITS around the world!

The title track "Man In Love" is from their new album 'New Challenge', which contains fresh tracks like Sunggyu's "60 sec" remade as a group version and Woohyun's first self-composed track "Beautiful".

Following a round of successful promotions from INFINITE's first subunit, INFINITE H, the boys have returned as a whole to show their skills off to us yet again.

Check out their comeback performance below!

‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ maintains its title as the ‘king of Friday variety’

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 12:44 AM PDT

SBS‘ ‘Laws of the Jungle 3‘ is proving that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger by overcoming controversy and maintaining its title as the ‘king of Friday variety’.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the March 22nd broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ achieved an impressive 16.8% viewer rating which, was a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating.

Meanwhile, MBC‘s ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘ has been moving up the Friday ladder in viewer ratings by achieving a 7.6% viewer rating which was a 1.2% increase from its viewer rating last week. Meanwhile, KBS 2TV‘s ‘VJ Special Forces‘ and MBC’s ‘Birth of A Great Star 3‘ achieved a 8.0% and 6.0% viewer rating, respectively.

‘Laws of the Jungle 3′ will be heading to the Himalayas next.

Tip: sofia

Lee Hi releases teaser image for “Rose” MV

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 12:04 AM PDT

A teaser of Lee Hi‘s upcoming music video for “Rose“ has been revealed on YG Life.

“Rose” is the title track of the second part of her album ‘First Love‘, which comes out on the 28th KST. The song is produced by none other than Teddy, so Lee Hi will likely be going for YG Entertainment's trademark hip hop sound rather than her usual retro soul.

Instead of the cute girl we saw in "It's Over", Lee Hi went for a more feminine image for "Rose".

Six Bomb’s Nabi auditions for ‘Voice Korea 2′

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 11:20 PM PDT

Voice Korea 2‘ previously unveiled a preview last week that hinted at a singer Navi/Nabi (same spelling in Korean) re-appearing to the public as a contestant on the show. Due to the mosaic effect that blurred out her face, it was unclear which Nabi/Navi the singer was.

The Navi in question turned out to be not the ballad soloist, but Nabi with the real name Nah Ah Ram, who was previously a member of the group Holladang with Big Joe and later re-debuted as a member of Six Bomb in 2011.

There is a total of 3 Navi/Nabi’s in the Korean music scene, but Nah Ah Ram refused to change her stage name despite being confused for the others.

"I made my debut in 2008 and released three albums. There is something I must protect, so I came on stage today. I am singer Nabi," she stated as she appeared on ‘Voice Korea 2′.

Nabi continued, “It is my name so why would I change it? People say ‘Navi, I am watching you well on ‘Immortal Song 2′ – referring to the other Navi. Because those people don’t know me, my pride gets hurt. I came out here to reclaim my name and let people know about me, a different Nabi. I think the place to do that is here and I thought it was a good opportunity so I am appearing [as a contestant].”

Before she introduced herself, Nabi sang her heart out to 40‘s “Looking At Me Without Words“, impressing the coaches and leading Shin Seung Hoon to turn his chair around for her to bring her onto his team.

Check out her performance below!

Tiffany, Krystal, Changmin, Jonghyun, and Eunhyuk’s previews released for ‘W Korea’ pictorial with ’10 Corso Como’

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 10:36 PM PDT

As many of you know by now, SM Entertainment is adding onto their collaboration project with '10 Corso Como' with a 40-page spread for 'W Korea'!

Several members of Girls' GenerationTVXQ, Super JuniorSHINee, and f(x) will be featured in a fun pictorial to celebrate the 5th anniversary of '10 Corso Como', and in addition to the previous photos released, SM has now revealed some video clips!

So far Tiffany, Krystal, Changmin, Jonghyun, and Eunhyuk‘s video previews have been released for their upcoming pictorial, so check them out below as we wait to see more!

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Krystal

Changmin

Jonghyun

Eunhyuk

Tip: lunew

Actress Kim Hye Soo admits to plagiarizing her thesis paper + Kim Mi Hwa denies claims and threatens legal action

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 10:14 PM PDT

With star-instructor, Kim Mi Kyung, becoming involved in controversy of plagiarizing her papers, more and more celebrities’ degrees and their papers are being looked into.

Two celebrities who have also come under the suspicion of plagiarizing their thesis papers for their master’s degree are Kim Hye Soo and Kim Mi Hwa.

Both received their master’s degree from SungKyunKwan University’s Communications School (in 2001 for Kim Hye Soo and 2011 for Kim Mi Hwa).

Kim Hye Soo’s camp stated, “Kim Hye Soo admitted to the plagiarism accusations. During the year when she was writing the thesis paper, it was a busy time period for her. She did not think much into the seriousness of plagiarism.”

This latest controversy has put the actress in a tough spot due to the upcoming premiere of her KBS drama ‘God of the Workplace‘. But it has been revealed that Kim Hye Soo still plans to attend the press conference for the drama on the 25th.

Meanwhile, Kim Mi Hwa has firmly denied the accusations and has revealed that a reporter, who has held ill feelings toward her in the past, purposely misled the reports. She revealed that there were some mistakes in her report like not punctuating in the correct spot, and only listing the Korean name of her professor and forgetting to write in his English name. However, they were just small minor flaws in her thesis, and she insists there was no plagiarism involved. She has also announced her intention to file a lawsuit against the reporter for defamation.

Source: TV Daily via Nate, StarIn

Fei and Seungho dance the Samba and Jive on ‘Dancing With the Stars 3′

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 09:33 PM PDT

miss A‘s Fei and MBLAQ‘s Seungho showcased more of their dancing abilities on the latest episode of ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘!

Seungho and his partner Son Jin Ju showed their growing chemistry while trying their hands at the Jive dance to the classic tune “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“.

The Fei and Kim Soo Ro pair showed their flexibility and charisma while dancing the Samba to “What A Feeling“. Fellow miss A member Min also came to show her enthusiastic support as she cheered wildly.

Fei received a total of 21 points while Seungho received 20 points.

Check out the performances below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]