Saturday, March 9, 2013

"Lee Hi to move into her own apartment upon album release" plus 19 more

"Lee Hi to move into her own apartment upon album release" plus 19 more


Lee Hi to move into her own apartment upon album release

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 08:40 AM PST

To celebrate the release of her 1st album, Lee Hi will be moving into her own apartment as a gift from YG Entertainment.

YG Entertainment revealed, “We will offer Lee Hi her own apartment. But it shouldn’t be considered as special treatment. The majority of trainees are in groups with a lot of members so they normally live in a dorm. But in Lee Hi’s case, she is a solo artist and her house is in Bucheon. To make it easier for her to carry on her busy schedule, she will move into an apartment nearby the YG Entertainment headquarters.”

Because Lee Hi is still a minor and only 16 years old, her mother will be moving in with her as well. Lee Hi shared, “From now on I could go and practice in the YG Entertainment practice room which is always open so it’s really good.”

Lee Hi has been sweeping music charts with her new single “It’s Over” and will release her 2nd title track “Rose” on the 21st!

NU’EST reveals comedic video for “Hello”

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 08:11 AM PST

NU'EST, who recently taught you their choreography and three key dance moves have now released another treat for fans.

Earlier today, the official NU’EST YouTube channel revealed a hilarious comedic video for “Hello“.

This is a hilarious take on their music video and fans can look forward to more treats as the video states, “Please wait for the UCC version of ‘Hello’ coming soon“.

Check out the comedic video below.

Tip: 4evapledis

Has SHINee always been ‘SHINee’?

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 07:28 AM PST

Although it’s hard for Shawols to imagine SHINee by any other name, they weren’t always ‘SHINee’. The group revealed what they were called prior to their debut on the latest Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘.

Jonghyun shared, “Before our debut, we were called ‘SM5′, which stood for our agency name [SM Entertainment] and the five of us together. Although it wasn’t an official name, if someone called for ‘SM5′, we all had to gather together.”

MC Yoo Hee Yeol then pointed out, “If your group had 7 members, then you would’ve been called SM7,” joking about their project name.

Do you prefer SHINee over SM5?

Watch SHINee’s segment on ‘Sketchbook’ below!

Hyun Young, Park Ji Yoon, and Jung Jun Ha show off their ‘D-lines’

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 06:58 AM PST

Park Ji YoonHyun Young, and Jung Jun Ha showed off their ‘D-lines’ on the latest ’SS Road‘ (‘God of Food Road‘), a show dedicated to featuring delicious food.

The three MCs continued their ’2013 Nationwide Restaurant Tour’ in Gwangju. After testing out delicious meals from one restaurant to the next, the gluttony took a toll on them. The stars stood up after their last meal of the day and showed off their D-line figures, surprising viewers with how much they filled their bellies.

Park Ji Yoon ate a 3-level hamburger, while Jung Jun Ha was able to put down two bowls of rice at the third restaurant they visited.

Who’s hungry?

After School’s Lizzy is from Pandora?

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 06:33 AM PST

After School‘s Lizzy looked human the other day when she graced Lotte World with her presence, but her latest update shocked fans.

Lizzy revealed her transformation, tweeting, “I’m an avatar,” referring to the Hollywood movie ‘Avatar‘. The idol put on a green beauty mask on before bed to keep her skin looking amazing.

Fans still thought she looked great, commenting, “She’s pretty even with the mask on,” “Lizzy, why are you doing this,” “Lizzy’s really pretty like this,” and more.

Show your ‘Korea-style’ and win a free trip to Korea brought to you by KTO and 11street!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 06:05 AM PST

Do you consider yourself a K-pop fashionista? If so, show off your ‘Korea-style’ to enter to win a free trip to Korea!

KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) and 11street have teamed up for their first worldwide K-fashion event to bring several lucky fans on a free trip to Korea.

All you have to do is upload a photo(s) of yourself wearing an outfit that you think best represents a ‘Korea-style’. At least one article of clothing in your outfit has to be made in Korea, inspired by K-pop stars’ fashion, or represents the history of Korea. Be creative as this is a golden opportunity to show off why you love Korea! Contestants can vote for multiple entrants and the contestants with the highest number of votes will win a free trip to Korea!

7 lucky winners will be whisked off to a free trip to Korea, which includes round-trip tickets, a two-night stay at a hotel in Seoul, and a half-day guided tour. 110 voters will also win 10,000 shopping points worth $10 USD to use at 11street.

The contest will run from March 7th to April 30th, and winners will be announced on May 10th.

Click here for more information, and good luck!

‘Infinity Challenge’ cast members transform into taxi drivers

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 05:35 AM PST

On MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘, the cast members transformed into taxi drivers to spend ‘one spectacular day‘ with the citizens of Korea.

Still cuts from the episode show the members disguising themselves with wigs, mustaches, and glasses. During their mission, some passengers recognized the members immediately, while others looked at the drivers’ faces but still couldn’t recognize them.

Gil, who’s a judge on ‘Voice Korea‘, installed a karaoke machine to sing with anyone who rode his cab, while Jung Jun Ha prepared decorations for his taxi.

The cast shared, “In a unique place like a taxi car, we were able to get close with a variety of citizens including students, adults, foreigners, and more to share honest stories. It was definitely a ‘spectacular day’.”

Tablo congratulates Simon D on his birthday

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 04:56 AM PST

Two of the hottest rappers in the K-pop scene, Tablo and Simon D, met up to celebrate Simon D’s birthday on March 9th.

Tablo congratulated Simon D on his 30th birthday (Korean age), tweeting, “Me and Simon D. Happy Birthday!” He also shared a snapshot of the two rappers forgetting their charismatic images for a second and going for a cute, friendly two-shot.

Simon D replied, “People might think that just the two of us went,” to which Tablo tweeted back, “If it was just the two of us, I would just say it to you. Why would I tweet it?” Simon D hilariously answered, “To show off that we’re close somehow.”

Fans commented, “Happy Birthday, Simon D,” “It’s nice to see their friendship,” and “They’re cute.”

Happy Birthday, Simon D!

Se7en’s enlistment date confirmed!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 04:22 AM PST

Though Se7en told fans that he would be enlisting this month, he kept the date a secret until his recent fan meeting.

It’s now been revealed that Se7en will leave for the Uijeongbu 306 Reserve Battalion on March 19th to officially start his post as an active-duty soldier.

During Se7en’s ‘talk concert’, which marked his 10th anniversary since debut, he announced, “Today’s the 9th. There are 10 days left. I’m enlisting on March 19th. I really wanted to tell you, but I saved it for the concert. I received so much love the past 10 years, and I had a great time. I’m always thankful.”

The singer also answered questions about his promotions, commenting, “My heart tells me to continue [after I'm discharged from the army]… However,  I think it’d be wrong to promote under the name ‘Se7en’ when I’m 50 years old,” causing laughter.

Former Dal Shabet member Viki leaves Happy Face Entertainment

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 03:46 AM PST

Former Dal Shabet member Viki (Kang Eun Hye) has left her agency.

Viki left the group for a solo career last year, but it looks like she won’t be going solo under Happy Face Entertainment after all. Her contract with the company expired and was not renewed.

The idol star originally trained with Star Empire for 5 years, gaining experience as a backdancer for Jewelry and other groups. She then debuted as Victoria with the group A-Force in 2009, and in early 2011, she started official promotions as Viki with Dal Shabet.

Viki acted as leader of Dal Shabet for 1 year and 5 months before leaving last May. Member Woohee took her place.

Where will we see her next?

Tip: Kim

Comedian Kim Ji Min and Bora form new subunit ‘SISTAR29′?

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 03:10 AM PST

Kim Ji Min took over Hyorin‘s empty spot in SISTAR19 next to Bora on the set of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Full House‘.

The comedian introduced the new duo on her me2day, sharing, “Check out SISTAR29 on ‘Full House’ tonight at 8:50 PM,” along with a snapshot of her arm on her new partner’s shoulder. Kim Ji Min seems to have fulfilled her wish of joining one of the hottest girl groups. She hilariously added another ten years for her age, changing the subunit’s name to SISTAR29.

Netizens commented, “They both look pretty,” “Kim Ji Min and Bora are beautiful,” and “I will watch ‘Full House’.”

In other news, Kim Ji Min is currently starring on ‘Full House’ and ‘Gag Concert‘.

Does anyone else find the grey-haired gentleman’s photobomb extremely distracting?

C-CLOWN present jewelry for ‘KWAVE’ White Day

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 02:33 AM PST

C-CLOWN gifted fans with a jewelry photo shoot for White Day.

The boys shot a pictorial for the March issue of Hallyu magazine ‘KWAVE‘. With the theme ‘White Day Private Party’ in mind, C-CLOWN wore neat suits with unique, luxurious jewelry that emphasized their own individual characteristics.

Maru paired up a mint-colored hoodie and rolled-up pants for a cute, boyish image, T.K wore a colorful jacket in a hip hop style, Rome rocked the tough guy look, Kangjun went for smokey makeup and leopard print, Siwoo put on light pink and gray for a ‘dandy’ style, and Ray wore stripes.

Which style do you like the most?

TEEN TOP’s L.Joe gets shy around his ‘Miss Right’ Yoo In Na

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 01:56 AM PST

Is actress Yoo In Na L.Joe‘s “Miss Right” ?

TEEN TOP‘s L.Joe made a visit to Yoo In Na’s radio show, ‘Yoo In Na’s Volume Up‘, where he seemed a little shy around the actress who he previously mentioned as his ideal type.

The idol told her through me2day, “Be healthy, In Na noona! Heheet,” along with a snapshot right next to his crush.

Netizens started shipping the couple, replying, “L.Joe is so cute,” “Yoo In Na looks relaxed, but L.Joe is nervous,” and “You two look good together.”

Do you think they make a cute couple?

Tip: angelontop

Rainbow’s Woori reveals a girl group secret

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 01:21 AM PST

Psst…Want to know a little girl group secret? Beware because some of you may be devastated.

Some of what you see girl group members showing off on stage is actually fake. During MBC‘s ‘Quiz to Change to World‘, Rainbow‘s Woori revealed, “There are probably a lot of girl group members who do the same thing. To be honest, I find it difficult to form abs, so I draw them in before I go on stage.”

Funnily, Woori previously received attention for her abs during promotions for Rainbow’s song “A” when the girls lifted up their shirts a bit for the choreography. Considering this, fans were shocked by her confession.

Park Eun Ji also revealed on the show, “My collarbone isn’t very visible, so in order to define it, I draw in a collarbone whenever I wear a dress.” Kim Joon Hee responded, “I wasn’t aware of this trick, so I exercised really hard. Thanks for teaching me a good method.”

Fan boys (and girls), are you okay?

‘Nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk used to work at a pub?

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 12:45 AM PST

Comedian Kim Tae Kyun shared a special connection he has with ‘nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk.

The ‘Culttwo Show‘ radio DJ appeared on the March 7th broadcast of KBS2‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, where he discussed the ups and downs of his life. He mentioned that while he was a student, he took on a number of different part-time jobs.

What caught the attention of the studio and viewers was when Kim Tae Kyun shared, “Before I debuted as a comedian, I worked at a pub in front of my school. I also hired Yoo Jae Suk to work there. [This was] after he debuted, but before he got famous,” surprising the other guests. Yoo Jae Suk shared that he was accepted as a comedian, but he had no jobs lined up.

Could you imagine Yoo Jae Suk working in a pub?

Performances from the March 9th episode of ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 12:04 AM PST

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

Today's show was guided by none other than 2AM’s Jokwon, Jinwoon, and Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, D-Unit, RaNia, U-KISS, and 2AM all held their comeback stages!

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!

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2AM sing “One Spring Day” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 11:59 PM PST

2AM have made a comeback with their new album 'One Spring Day'!

'One Spring Day' features a total of nine tracks that will get your heart ready for the new season. For their comeback, 2AM is proving themselves as the representative ballad idol group with the help of talented musicians Epitone Project , No Reply, pianist Yiruma, and more, who participated in the album.

What perfect time to make a “One Spring Day” comeback, well, during a Spring day!

Check out their performances, taking place in an absolutely beautiful, perfect Spring setting, and prepare to be amazed!

U-KISS have returned with “Standing Still” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 11:50 PM PST

KISSMEs, wait no longer, because U-KISS are finally back with their 3rd album, 'Collage'!

The title song is "Standing Still", which was written by Ryan Jhun, and other notable songs included are Kevin's solo "My Reason", Eli and AJ's "Party All the Time", and Soohyun and Hoon's "More Painful than Pain".

Excited? We are too! Don’t miss out and check it.

KISSME, were they perfect or extraordinarily perfect today? Leave your comments below.

RaNia return with “Just Go” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 11:45 PM PST

RaNia have returned with "Just Go"!

The group's title track is the work of KNS, the hit-making team behind Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and 50 Cent. Their album also contains songs we've already heard like "Dr. Feel Good", "Pop Pop Pop", "Goodbye", "Masquerade", "Style", and previously unofficially revealed songs like "Killer" and "Secret Party".

Unfortunately, although Jooyi, who was absent for promotions during "Style", is back, RaNia remains as five members because Riko is missing this time around.

RaNia has provided fans with yet another epic stage to enjoy, so be sure to check it below!

D-Unit shouts “Talk to My Face” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 11:40 PM PST

D-Unit have returned with a new member, former GP Basic member Janey (now JNEY), and "Talk to My Face"!

Originally, the album was supposed to include 13 songs, but there were so many good songs, the ladies decided to release the album in two parts. The 1st chapter, 'Affirmative Chap.1', has 7 songs. The title song of the 1st chapter "Talk to My Face" is produced by Zico, who brought a bit of Block B's color to D-Unit.

After performing their comeback stage during yesterday’s episode of ‘Music Bank‘, fans have become anxious for more. No need to fear! Check out D-Unit’s comeback stage on ‘Music Core‘ below, and let us know what you think!