Friday, March 15, 2013

"How Cube Entertainment trained M4M?" plus 24 more

"How Cube Entertainment trained M4M?" plus 24 more

How Cube Entertainment trained M4M?

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Group M4M shared how Cube Entertainment trains their trainees.

During the showcase of M4M which was held on the 13th, leader Jimmy said "We had dance and vocal classes everyday and every Tuesday was our evaluation. We also had humanity education because in Cube, it is really important." to which BTOB's Hyunsik who was the MC of the showcase said "We didn't complain  a lot when we were trainees but every time we got our evaluation, we got stressed. And also don't forget about sex education" proving Cube Entertainment focuses more on humanity education rather than skills.

Members also shared their hardships when they communicate with each other as they are from different Asian countries and having a hard time getting used to Korean language and the culture as well.

Meanwhile, M4M had their first debut stage on the 14th on Mnet 'MCountdown' and will start their showcase in China.

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INFINITE releases D-5 comeback teaser feat. Woohyun

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 08:14 AM PDT

INFINITE will soon be taking the spotlight once again! After unveiling Sungjong and Dongwoo's teasers, they have revealed their D-5 teaser featuring member Woohyun.

The new clip features Woohyun in the same bright and cute concept as he's playing the piano. The group's comeback album is titled, 'Man In Love' and it seems to be hinting at an easy music.

Check out the teaser below!

Supreme Team to make a comeback

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT

After two long years, the hip hop duo Supreme Team will be making their comeback!

Simon D and E-sens have reunited and will be releasing a new single for their fans.

Following E-sens's marijuana controversy in 2011, he remained low key while Simon D focused more on his own solo activities. Finally, their new song "Stay Still", a part of the Amoeba Culture's project album 'NOWorkend' will drop on March 19th.

Before the official song release, Supreme Team will perform the new song at the 2013 Amoebahood Concert at Olympic Park Hall on March 16-17.

Source: KBS

IU voted #1 female celebrity people want to give candy to on White Day

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PDT

In light of White Day celebration in Korea, IU has been voted as the #1 female celebrity who people want to give candy to on this romantic day.

KBS's 'Live Info Show' conducted a survey among the public asking, "Which female star would you want to give candy to on White Day?". The female stars on the list included Kim Ji Min, Park Mi Sun, Shin Bora, Lee Young Ja, IU, UEE, Lee Da Hae, Han Chae Young, Jun Mi Sun, and Choi Jung Yoon.

And out of all the female celebrities, people apparently want to give candy the most to IU after topping the poll due to her cute and lovely charms.

Wonder Girls’ Yenny reveals her high school report card

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 07:01 AM PDT

Wonder Girls' Yenny revealed the grades she received during her younger years.

Yenny appeared on KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together' and proved herself to be the brain of Wonder Girls. During the show, she said, "I never gave up on studying even though I was busy on promotions. I studied for my university entrance exam even when we released 'Tell Me'."

Her high school report card was revealed which showed that she topped in her class. She'd placed first in her class of 41 students, and had placed 9th out of the entire school.

In the same episode, Robert Harley drew viewers' attention by telling that he got in trouble at airport immigration because he forgot English.

Goo Hara and Junhyung unfollow each other in Twitter

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 06:26 AM PDT

Rumors that the idol couple KARA's Goo Hara and B2ST's Junhyung had already broken up began to circulate.

Recently, netizens noticed that Goo Hara and Junhyung no longer follow each other in respective Twitter accounts, leading to speculations that the couple have broken up.

However, both of their management agencies come clean about their relationship and denied rumors of a break up. Though they didn't publicly discuss the issue as it is a personal business, the agencies cleared that the two are still dating.

Goo Hara and Junhyung admitted to dating after they were caught out on a date in June 2011.

What are your thoughts about the issue?

2PM prepares White Day gifts for fans

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 06:01 AM PDT

To usher in White Day, the boys of 2PM has prepared special candy packages for some lucky fans!

On March 15, 2PM released a video showing the members hard at work picking out 314 Hottests and present them their personally gift-wrapped candies. The packages will be delivered to the fans at their homes.

Netizens commented, "The 314 fans who will receive 2PM's candies will definitely go crazy with delight," "Their love for their fans really touches me" and more.

Teen Top shakes it up during photoshoot

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 05:35 AM PDT

The 'Shake' craze is far from over as Teen Top is now bringing the fun over to the photoshoot!

The new version of the 'Teen Top Shake' was released on March 15 and showed Teen Top members having their photoshoot. It goes normally until the catchy chorus of "Miss Right" was played and everyone starts doing the shake.

Check out the clip below!

2PM’s Taecyeon captured during a lecture

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 05:15 AM PDT

Having accepted at the prestigious Korea University's Graduate School, 2PM's Taecyeon has jumped back from a celebrity to a normal college student.

Recently, a photo titled "Ok Taecyeon during a lecture at Korea University Graduate School" was uploaded on an online community board.

Dressed in comfortable street clothes, Taecyeon looks like the ideal model student who's listening to a lecture. He is showing a sharp look and many fans are showing great interests in his handsome student look.

A-PRINCE releases karaoke version of “Oh Girl”

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 04:55 AM PDT

Rookie group A-PRINCE treated their fans to a special karaoke version of "Oh Girl" for White Day.

On March 15, A-PRINCE TV released a karaoke version of "Oh Girl" which includes behind-the-scenes footage from recording, backstage and more. It seems that the video was released in exchange for the usual White Day candy & chocolates.

Check out the clip below:

‘The Huntresses’ reveals official poster ft. Ha Ji Won and BEG’s Ga-In

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 04:30 AM PDT

The most awaited comedy-action movie 'The Huntresses' (formerly known 'Three Beauties of Joseon') has revealed its official poster featuring the three female leads!

The official poster shows the three beautiful ladies, Ha Ji Won, Kang Ye Won and Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In posing toughly in their huntress characters. They are holding weapons and giving hard facial expression, except for Kang Ye Won, who seems to be the one who will bring the laughter to his exciting story.

Ha Ji Won takes on the role of Jin Kk, leader of the group and inventor of unique weapons with the ability to disguise herself. Kang Ye Won is the dagger expert and the funny one being the 'idiot' ajumma' (married woman). Son Ga-In is the youngest of the group. She is a fist first and talk later kind of person who is blunt and chic.

NU’EST celebrates 1 year anniversary

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 04:01 AM PDT

It has already been a year since NU'EST debuted. In celebration, the members have revealed a special message for the fans.

On March 15, NU'EST released a video message to all their fans thanking them for their love and support through the year. They also apologized for not being in Korea to celebrate the anniversary, due to a schedule abroad.

In addition, the group announced that they are opening the 1st round of membership for their official fan club.

130315 SHINee wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:42 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The March 15th episode of the show features the much-awaited comeback stage of G.Na, Girl's Day, Heo Young Saeng, GLAM and 2BiC. In addition, girl group Tiny-G and EXID's unit DASONI kicked off their promotions for respective follow-up tracks.

Other performers tonight included Ladies' Code, EXCITE, Nadya & MarwahZhang Bi Chen, ALi, SPEED, Nine Muses, B.A.P, Two X, D-Unit, Huh Gak, U-Kiss, Rainbow, 2AM, Teen Top and SHINee.

And for the highlight of the show, SHINee claimed another win on this week's 'K-Chart' with their comeback title track, "Dream Girl"!

Congratulations SHINee!


Tonight's Performances:

Ladies' Code


Nadya & Marwah

Zhang Bi Chen & Ali



Nine Muses


Two X


Huh Gak





Teen Top



Watch tonight's comeback/follow-up stages below:

G.Na - "Oops"
Girl's Day - "Expectation"
Heo Young Saeng - "The Art of Seduction"
GLAM - "In Front of the Mirror"
2BiC - "Bye Bye Love"
DASONI - "Common Words"
Tiny-G - "Let's Play"

G.Na says “Oops” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:34 AM PDT

Finally ready to make another explosive comeback, G.Na kicked off her first "Oops" stage on this week's episode of 'Music Bank' showing off her cute and sexy charms.

"Oops" is described to be a fun dance track which includes a special feature by BTOB's Jung Il Hoon. The song was co-produced by composers Lim Sang Hyuk and Son Young Jin, and sings of loving a younger man.

Check out her performance below:

Girl’s Day makes a sexy comeback with “Expectation” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:22 AM PDT

The lovely ladies of Girl's Day have finally returned to the music scene with "Expectation", showing off a more mature charm. They are swapping their signature cute image for a more sleek and sexy style for 'Music Bank' comeback.

On March 14th, the group unveiled their first full-length album of the same title. It contains a total of 14 tracks, including six new tracks and six previously released singles.

The album's title track "Expectation" was composed by Nam Kisang and expresses a girl's wish to make a playboy settle down with her. It is armed with a hybrid of analog and electronic sounds, and features the members' fresh and enchanting vocals.

Heo Young Saeng shows the “The Art of Seduction” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:16 AM PDT

SS501's Heo Young Saeng has returned with the release of his third mini album 'Life' on White Day (March 14th) as a special treat for all his awaiting fans. He dove straight to 'Music Bank' and delivered his anticipated comeback stage.

Heo Young Saeng showcases new looks and sounds for the new album. His new title track "The Art of Seduction" is known as retro dance number which features an upbeat sound different from his previous releases.

According to B2M Entertaiment, "The fans will have to forget about the images that Heo Young Saeng showed until now. They will meet a totally different person."

Check out his performance below:

GLAM is back with “In Front of the Mirror” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:12 AM PDT

Girl group GLAM is finally making a comeback on 'Music Bank' stage with their latest single titled, "In Front of the Mirror". Shedding off their fierce and powerful image, they return with innocent and feminine concept.

"In Front of the Mirror" features a trot, euro-pop and hip-hop sound. It talks about the lack of self-confidence in the girls' beauty and how they believe it affects their relationships.

Check out their performance below:

Tiny-G returns with follow-up track “Let’s Play” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:09 AM PDT

Having already kicked off their comeback promotions "MINIMANIMO", girl group Tiny-G is returning to 'Music Bank' stage with follow-up track "Let's Play".

"Let's Play" is also included on the group's second single, released on January 21. Similar to their "MINIMANIMO", the girls of Tiny-G are showing off more of their cute charms once again for their latest track.

Check out their performance below!

DASONI follows up with “Common Words” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Girl group EXID has formed its first subunit DASONI with main vocalist members Solji and Hani. After debuting with "Goodbye", they are now kicking off their follow up promotions for "Common Words" on this week's 'Music Bank'.

"Common Words" is the work of the group's creator, Shinsadong Tiger, as well as Rado. The song is included on DASONI's debut single 'Goodbye' and features their sexy charms and powerful voices.

Check out their performance below:

2BiC says “Bye Bye Love” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 02:56 AM PDT

Power duo group 2BiC is back on the spotlight with their first full-length album after a year since debut. They also kicked off their first comeback stage on 'Music Bank' with "Bye Bye Love".

"Bye Bye Love" is the title track to their first full-length album, 'Back to Black' which is being released on March 15th. The song is an R&B number which showcase the group's skills and sings about a guy who tries to hold onto a lover.

Check out their impressive performance below:

Girls' Generation's Yoona becomes a sportswoman in new Eider CF

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 12:35 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yoona shows off her sportswoman image in new Eider CF.

Check out the video below

Vocal group BoM officially disbands

Posted: 15 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Vocal group BoM officially disbanded after a year and eight month-long career.

BoM's management agency, Y2Y Contents Company, announced BoM's disbandment through their official fan club website. It is said that BoM decided to disband for the good of the members after hitting many difficulties.

CEO Yoo Byung Sool of the Y2Y Contents Company explained, "As the start is important in the beginning, I believe the end is important as well… BoM debuted on July 2011 with the many staff's hard work and preparations… and now we're officially bringing things to a close."

He added, "Last year we wrapped up promotions for the group's second album, and entered preparations for the third as well as acting ventures. But because of the situations of the label and many unfortunate events that happened, BoM is concluding without a third album."

After the announcement, Se Chang wrote on his Twitter, "It's been a while since I did not get on Twitter, but I regret that I bear an unpleasant news with me. We decided to break up because of personal and management matters. We will make a longer post after everything gets settled. Thank you very much!"

Yua also wrote on his Twitter, "All I can say to the fans who have been showing amazing supports for is that I feel very sorry. Even though we decided to break up for now, we will all do our best to return with something much better and different."

Source: StarN News

Psy ignores “Gangnam Style” plagiarism charges

Posted: 14 Mar 2013 11:30 PM PDT

A songwriter recently claimed that the megahit track "Gangnam Style" was plagiarized but Psy decided not to respond to the lawsuit.

YG Entertainment revealed, "Last year, there was one songwriter who filed a lawsuit against Psy's Gangnam Style, claiming that it was copied from his own song. But if you listen, anyone will know easily that this is not plagiarism."

It is said that there were already a lot of accusations filed against Psy's hit track but was later on cleared as none of the accusations were proven copied.

A representative from the agency added, "We think all these people are trying to free ride on the popularity of "Gangnam Style," so we believe not taking any action would be the smartest move."

Bianca from ‘Chatting Beauties’ booked for smoking marijuana

Posted: 14 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT

TV personality Bianca Mobley was indicted for smoking marijuana without physical detention.

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Department, Bianca Mobley has admitted that she smoked marijuana and she was sent back home after the initial investigation.

Bianca may still be punished under Korean law though she holds an American citizenship based on the territorial principle. However as the investigation is still underway, Seoul Metropolitan Police Department declined to disclose other details including whether any charges would be filed against her.

Bianca Mobley gained popularity in South Korea after starring in KBS2's 'Chatting Beauties', a program that features a panel of foreign women who discuss in Korean their experiences in living in South Korea.

Prior to the probe of Bianca, police also investigated Daniel of DMTN based on similar case.

Kwak Do Won talks about Lee Yeon Hee’s personality

Posted: 14 Mar 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Actor Kwak Do Won's past statement about Lee Yeon Hee's real-life personality is becoming a hot topic.

Recently, a post titled "Kwak Do Won speaks about Lee Yeon Hee's personality" is creating a stir on an online community board. The post showed a screen capture of Kwak Do Won's tweet from August of last year.

A netizen asked Kwak Do Won, "How does Yeon Hee look in person?" to which the actor replied, "Lee Yeon Hee has a beautiful face, but her heart is a million times better, and her personality is ten million times better. It's true."

The post became a hot topic as Lee Yeon Hee was condemned for her aloof behavior at a recent script reading for the upcoming 'Book of the House of Gu' drama. The post was made when the actress was casting in SBS drama 'Phantom' with Kwak Do Won.