Monday, March 18, 2013

"Lee Hi poses with D-Unit’s JNEY and Zin" plus 19 more

"Lee Hi poses with D-Unit’s JNEY and Zin" plus 19 more


Lee Hi poses with D-Unit’s JNEY and Zin

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 03:13 PM PDT

After receiving an endorsement from HyunA, Lee Hi was the latest celebrity to display her friendship with the members of D-Unit.

D-Unit uploaded a photo of JNEY and Zin posing with Lee Hi onto their me2day. The photo was accompanied with the caption, “Lee Hi loves D-Unit, too. Ehe!! ^_^

The girls were pressed closely together and they all smiled brightly at the camera, posing cutely. Even Zin’s heavy stage make up looked friendly with her smile.

Both D-Unit and Lee Hi are promoting together, so it’s nice to see them close!

‘Book of the House of Gu’ releases trailer featuring Suzy and Lee Seung Gi

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 02:43 PM PDT

Book of the House of Gu‘ has released its trailer featuring stars Lee Seung Gi and Suzy!

The drama is the co-production of PD Shin Woo Chul of 'Secret Garden' and 'Gentlemen's Class' along with writer Kang Eun Kyung of 'Baker King Kim Tak Gu'.

Lee Seung Gi, miss A's Suzy, Lee Sung Jae, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Jin Hyuk, Jung Hye Young, Uhm Hyo Sub, Yoo Yun Suk, Lee Yoo Bi, and Kim Hye Won will be starring in this highly anticipated drama.

The fantasy-historical drama takes place during the Joseon Dynasty and portrays the love and hate relationship of male Gumiho or nine-tailed fox Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) and martial arts instructor Dam Yuh Wool (Suzy).

The drama will air through MBC beginning on April 8.

Check out the trailer below!

Tip: jane chua

Ga In partners up with Puma for ‘VOGUE Girl’

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 02:13 PM PDT

Ga In has always been the queen of the ‘no bottom’ fashion, and she flaunted her perfect legs once again!

She partnered up with Puma for her April photoshoot with ‘VOGUE Girl‘. She once again proved that she didn’t need high heels to have a perfect leg line, and that she could pull off a sexy look even wearing just sports apparel clothing.

Ga In wore flat sneakers and loose tops for the shoot, and even when had on leggings, they were torn and full of intentional holes to show off a more sexy vibe.

Lee Seung Gi regains top spot in endorsements for February 2013

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 01:45 PM PDT

Lee Seung Gi has retaken his throne as the king of CFs!

Since October of last year, Lee Seung Gi had placed #1 on a CF model ranking list conducted by Korea CM Research Lab. However, in January, his top spot was taken over by Kim Tae Hee. In fact, Lee Seung Gi dropped down to #3 on the list. The lab reasoned, “It’s because most of the CM brands that he featured in did not have any significant ads in January.

However, he has taken back the top spot in February, with Song Joong Ki coming in at second. Psy was ranked #3 while Kim Tae Hee dropped down to #6.

Key proves he was born to be a celebrity through childhood photos

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 01:15 PM PDT

Key proved to everyone that he was born to be a celebrity.

SHINee fans are familiar with his endearment label of ‘diva Key’, and Key showed his fans that he’d been a ‘diva’ since he was a little child.

Key took to his his Instagram to share the childhood photos. In the photos, Key was striking a cool diva like pose while wearing sunglasses, contemplating with a hand to his cheek, and even singing into a toy microphone. He borrowed Lady Gaga‘s words to claim, “babe i was born this way“.

Even though Key was very young in the photos, you can see elements of his current personality in each photo.

Tip: lunew

J.Y. Park sheds tears on ‘K-Pop Star 2′

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 12:45 PM PDT

J.Y. Park shed some affectionate tears during the most recent episode of ‘K-Pop Star 2‘.

During this episode the top 5 contestants held their live performances under the theme “Overcome your weaknesses”. Akdong Musician performed “Officially Missing You” and received the highest points from the judges, and were cast by SM.

J.Y. Park showed tears from their performance as he stated, “I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by my emotions while watching these young musicians. Akdong Musician is very special because they actually sing their own stories.

Se7en’s self haircut for military service featured in ‘L’Officiel Hommes’

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 12:17 PM PDT

Se7en went through the transformation from a flower boy to a masculine man.

He previewed a photo through his Instagram, and ‘L’Officiel Hommes‘ revealed more photos of the singer throughout the process.

At first with his long hair, Se7en was the epitome of a flower boy with his soft smile and dyed-brown hair, along with a black blazer. However, as he shaved the sides down, he started to get a more serious look, swapping his blazer for a black turtleneck instead and looking solemn with his hair spiked up.

He made the final transformation by shaving the top down as well, and shrugging his turtleneck off and opting for a plain white t-shirt that showed off his muscles. He rid himself of the soft flower-boy smile and armed himself instead with a fierce gaze, even showing us hints of his tattoo.

During the interview, he said, “I’m looking a little forward to going to the army. They say that you become more mature once you go to the army. I think I’m going to learn a lot.

Se7en is set to enlist on the 19th to the 306th reserves.

Jaejoong cooks food in front of 5,000 fans at his Shanghai concert

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 11:46 AM PDT

Jaejoong is selling out all of the stops for his Asia tour!

On the 17th, he was in Shanghai, China with 5,000 fans for his ‘Your, My, and Mine‘ Asia Tour.

This event was a combination of a mini concert and a fanmeeting, just like his other concerts. He held his first overseas concert in Thailand, and has attracted more than 5,000 fans for every city he has visited.

The first half of the event was the fanmeeting where he had a Q&A session with his fans, and played rock paper scissors as well as a speed quiz game with them. He even put on an apron to cook for his fans. The second half was the concert and he opened with “One Kiss“, and also performed various song such as “All Alone” and “Mine“.

The next stop for Your, My, and Mine will be in Hong Kong on March 24.

Instiz releases chart rankings for the third week of March 2013

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 11:16 AM PDT

The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it’s also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an “All-Kill”.

Check out the chart rankings for the third week of March (March 11 to March 17) below!

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Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. Akdong Musician – “Crescendo” – 32,058 Points

2. Taeyeon – “And One” – 21,023 Points

3. Lee Hi – “It’s Over” – 20,210 Points

4. Gummy – “Snowflake” – 17,001 Points

5. 2AM – “One Spring Day” – 16,054 Points

6. Davichi – “Turtle” – 15,927 Points

7. The One – “Winter Love” – 12,971 Points

8. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 10,148 Points

9. Girl’s Day – “Expectation” – 8,572 Points

10. Teen Top – “Miss Right” – 7,352 Points

Source: Instiz iCHART

Super Junior-M’s Zhoumi snags two awards at ‘The 9th Music King Awards’ in China

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 10:41 AM PDT

Super Junior-M‘s Zhoumi picked up two awards for himself at ‘The 9th Music King Awards‘ held in Guangzhou, China.

At the award show, he won both the ‘Mandarin Golden Melody Award’ and ‘Popular Singer Award (Online)’. His awards were for his solo song ”Distant Embrace” from the album ‘Break Down‘.

SM Entertainment‘s official Facebook posted a photo of him smiling happily while holding his two awards along with the caption, “Congrats to SJ-M Zhoumi winning the ‘Mandarin Golden Melody Award’ & ‘Popular Singer Award(Online)’ at The 9th Music King Awards in China!“.

Congratulations to Zhoumi!

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Psy talks about his possible next song “Assalabiya”

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 10:12 AM PDT

There had been reports coming up that Psy‘s new song will titled “Assalabiya (loosely translated to Oh Yeah)”.

Psy had already announced that he’ll be releasing his new song at his concertHappening‘, and Yang Hyun Suk had said, “Psy worked so hard on his new song that he edited it over 30 times. He is the most passionate person I know in the world. Even though he was busy going around all over the world, he called almost every day to talk about his next song. He called Yoo Gun Hyung over to the states, and he repeated the course of performing and going on broadcast during the day and working on music during the night. He worked hard in tough conditions, so it feels good and we’re looking forward to the results.

However, Psy denied that “Assalabiya” was his next song, saying that he was actually debating between two songs. He said, “I’m working on the new song now, and I’m thinking in between two songs. One song is similar to ‘Gangnam Style‘, and the other one is completely different. One of the songs is ‘Assalabiya’, but I’m changing the chorus around. The American producers can’t pronounce ‘Assalabiya’.

Do you think his next song will be a hit like “Gangnam Style”?

ZE:A5 releases jacket images for ‘Voulez Vous’!

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 09:36 AM PDT

ZE:A5 has released the jacket images for their upcoming mini album ‘Voulez Vous‘!

The boys had hinted and later confirmed their Korean debut a few days ago, and now they’ve released images for the 5 boys through their official Twitter. They all look amazing snuggling up with pillows on their beds.

The ZE:A subunit, consisting of SiwanHyungsikKevinDongjun, and Minwoo, debuted first in Japan and will gather together once again to show a new image to their Korean fans. The upcoming mini album is entitled in French, 'Voulez Vous', and contains eight tracks including the title track "Day of Breakup". ("Change Up" is said to be a bonus track, so it'll only be available through the physical album).

The album will be released on the 25th!

Tip: Wade

f(x) gearing up for a comeback with Kevin Maher as choreographer?

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 09:06 AM PDT

f(x) may be gearing up for a comeback!

Reportedly, after the girls performed at ‘SXSW‘, they flew over to Los Angeles and worked with Kevin Maher for their new album choreography. Kevin Maher is famous for working with big stars like Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. Kevin Maher himself tweeted a photo of himself and the girls, writing,

Amber also tweeted a photo of herself with the choreographer, writing,

Are you looking forward to the ladies’ potential comeback?

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P.O releases “Fuxx The System” from his mixtape

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 08:34 AM PDT

Block B's P.O has come out with the 10th track from volume 1 of his mixtape, 'Bigboi is Ready 2 Showtime'!

"Fuxx The System" has the dark, gritty hip hop feel that comes with most of the songs on his mixtape.

The idol rapper has been revealing a new song every day for the past week. He's already released"AMINO ACID", "You Try It" and "I Believed In Me""To Bitcxx""Do It""Ball-Bo 2″, and "Good Morning With You" featuring Incredible, and Eyeline through his Cyworld.

Check it out below!

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INFINITE reveals L’s teaser for ‘Man in Love’!

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 08:04 AM PDT

INFINITE has revealed a video teaser for 'Man In Love' featuring member L!

So far, the group released teasers for Hoya, SungjongDongwooSungyeol and Woohyun.

In the teaser, L becomes the perfect campus boyfriend at ‘INFINITE University’, as he learns about ‘Love’ from his professor. He also enjoys texting on his Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The teasers sound and look like INFINITE is opting for a bright, happy image this time around instead of their usual charismatic, intense song.

Check out the teaser below, and stay tuned on allkpop for more information as we wait for the final solo teaser tomorrow!

Se7en shares a photo of himself cutting his hair in preparation for military service

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 07:32 AM PDT

Se7en will be starting his military service on March 19. In commemoration, he shared a picture shaving his head through his Instagram account.

Big Bang‘s Taeyang also shared a picture of himself with Se7en, sporting his shorter new hairstyle, on March 18 through his own Instagram account.

Netizens commented on the change, “Se7en’s military service is not too far away“, “The big contrast in image surprised me“, and “Se7en looks even more like a man with his hair shaved.”

In related news, Se7en held a 10-year anniversary talk show called ‘Thank U‘ on March 9 in order to express his gratitude to fans who have been with him for the last 10 years.

[Spoiler] What’s Kim Jong Kook’s new nickname on ‘Running Man’?

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Kim Jong Kook added yet another nickname to his repertoire of athletics-inspired characters on ‘Running Man‘.

On the latest episode, one of the missions involved the female cast members and guests answering quiz questions – while the males, sitting in the pool, would receive the punishment for a wrong answer – a direct water cannon hit to the face!

Taking the entirety of the water cannon blast in a crouched position, the singer forcefully reminded everyone of the famous opening scene of ‘Terminator 2‘. The fog coming up from the heated water added to the effect, showing off Kim Jong Kook’s brawn and charisma that led to the creation of a new nickname, ‘Kook-minator’.

MBC’s ‘Dad, Where Are We Going’ continues upward trend, catches up to ‘Good Sunday’ in ratings

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 05:01 AM PDT

The juggernaut that is the newest kid on the variety block, MBC‘s ‘Dad, Where Are We Going‘, seems to know no bounds. According to ratings released by AGB Nielson today, the new family variety program scored 14.2% in nationwide ratings, a 1.2% increase from last week’s broadcast.

This number puts it just 0.1% below the leader, SBS‘s ‘Good Sunday‘ block (‘Running Man‘ + ‘K-Pop Star 2‘), which scored 14.3%, a decline from last week’s healthy 15.4%.

Meanwhile, KBS‘s ‘Happy Sunday‘ block (‘1 Night 2 Days‘ + ‘Qualifications of Men‘) remained in third place for two weeks in a row, with numbers of 11.8%.

Have you jumped on the ‘Dad, Where Are We Going’ train?

Rainbow is the top K-Pop act selected by experts in ‘KPOPULOUS’!

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 04:06 AM PDT

KPOPULOUS is back with Season 2!

It's no secret that we all have our own favorite music acts, but do you ever wonder who the music experts believe to be the top acts in K-Pop today?

That's where 'KPOPULOUS' comes in. 'KPOPULOUS' is a segment that is aired through Arirang TV's 'Pops in Seoul' every week to bring you a fresh look at different acts in K-Pop.

Ten experts from various fields that represent the Korean music industry come together to share their favorite music acts each week through 'KPOPULOUS'. Not only will you get to see exclusive interviews with the artists, they'll all be in English as well!

Check out the episode featuring Rainbow, and stay tuned as allkpop updates you with a fresh episode of 'KPOPULOUS'!

Lee Seung Gi sports new hairstyle for ‘Book of the House of Gu’

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 03:25 AM PDT

New still cuts of Lee Seung Gi sporting a longer hairstyle for MBC drama ‘Book of the House of Gu‘ have popped up!

The actor plays a half-man/half-beast creature with a rough personality in his first historical drama. The photos revealed on March 18th revealed a Lee Seung Gi with a happy, romantic charm.

Apparently, he discussed his character with the director very seriously, meticulously monitoring his own performance and making sure he went over the details of his character carefully. His tied hairstyle also attracted much attention, as it added to his youthful look and his bright eyes and smile.

After his first day of filming, the actor stated, “I’m honored to be working with writer Kang Eun Kyung and producer Shin Woo Chul. The other actors I’m working with and the energy from the set are really raising expectations for the drama. It’s my first time trying a historical drama, so I’m working especially hard to prepare. I’m practicing speaking like people did in historical times. I want to complete a fun drama that doesn’t fall short of everyone’s expectations.

In related news, ‘Book of the House of Gu’ will begin airing in early April!