Friday, March 22, 2013

"LU:KUS (featuring former X-5 members) reveals profile teasers for J.One & Choi" plus 19 more

"LU:KUS (featuring former X-5 members) reveals profile teasers for J.One & Choi" plus 19 more


LU:KUS (featuring former X-5 members) reveals profile teasers for J.One & Choi

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 09:46 AM PDT

Some of the members of boy group X-5, who left Open World Entertainment last year after the agency CEO’s sexual assault scandal, will be re-debuting as part of the new idol group LU:KUS.

LU:KUS is a special way to spell “Look Us”, meaning ‘look at us’. Three of the members from X-5 J.One (Haewon), Donghyun, and Jinwan have joined up with Kyungjin and Choi to form this new group. They’re signed under Box Media and are aiming for a debut in April or May.

Earlier today, Box Media shared the profile teasers for members J.One and Choi. The videos go behind the scenes for both of their profile photo shoots.

Check them out below.

J.One

Choi

Tip: Bubblefeetmusic

Former U-KISS member Kibum confesses he felt suicidal after leaving

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 09:12 AM PDT

Former U-KISS member Kibum shared his honest feelings after he left the group.

Through a press release from his label Professional Entertainment, Kibum stated, “While I was active in U-KISS in the past, it’s true that I was lacking musically. Because of that, I was able to accept the suggestion of a member change without resentment. I thought all of this was happening because I was lacking musically, so I decided to go to Japan. I gave up anything relating to visuals for 2 years and focused only on live performances because I wanted to come back to Korea as a singer.”

He continued, “In the 2 years that I only focused on music, I had such a hard time that I considered suicide. But last year, my current label suggested that I restart as a solo singer because I was now ready, so I decided to debut as a solo artist in April. I can’t help but miss all the times I had with the members of U-KISS, and I was able to bear through the hard times through those memories. I still love them.

After his promotions in Japan, Kibum will be returning to Korea to release his first solo, ‘Longing‘ in April.

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

2PM’s Official Website updated with teaser image for trailer release

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 08:46 AM PDT

2PM‘s Official Website has been updated with a teaser image for their trailer release, which is set for March 25.

As previously reported, JYP Entertainment confirmed the news of their comeback, stating, “2PM’s comeback preparations are being carried out, and ahead of their upcoming Korean promotions after 2 years, a comeback trailer will be released on the 25th.”

They’re aiming for a huge return as their trailer will be broadcasted in famous avenues such as New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly.

Listening to the pulse of the heartbeat for Hottest’ worldwide, it sure is pumping fast. You’re primed and ready for the return of the Beastly Idols.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

YoonA shares the secret to her perfect complexion for ‘Innisfree’ CF

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 08:04 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA shared the secret on to how to make her skin look better in the latest ‘Innisfree‘ CF.

‘Innisfree’ recently released the CF on their YouTube channel and wrote in the description box, “What is the secret to YoonA’s beauty during her everyday life off the stage? It’s ‘Innisfree Air Skin Fit BB’! If you want to look pretty on a normal day, choose ‘Innisfree Air Skin Fit BB’.”

Check out YoonA being beautiful as always in the CF below.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

f(x)’ Sulli treads the line between girl and woman for ‘InStyle’

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 07:31 AM PDT

f(x)‘ Sulli tread the line between innocent girl and sexy woman for the April issue of ‘InStyle‘.

She left her cute image behind for the photo shoot with Canadian shoe and accessories brand ALDO, going for a more mature look instead. The idol star definitely looks more grown up wearing dramatic red lipstick and feminine, formfitting outfits, but she still managed to hold onto her girlish appeal.

Check out a preview of her photo shoot from next month’s ‘InStyle’ below, and let us know what you think of Sulli’s looks!

Check out the preview for ‘We Got Married’ global edition feat. Taecyeon and Hongki!

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 07:06 AM PDT

The preview for the global edition of ‘We Got Married‘ featuring F.T. Island‘s Hongki & Fujii Mina and 2PM‘s Taecyeon & Wu Ying Jie (Gui Gui) is out!

The two pairs were confirmed last month as the next onscreen couples to appear on the international version of the reality show. Though fans are very excited for what the new couples have in store, they’ll have to wait a little bit more. The first episode of ‘We Got Married’ global edition will air on April 5 on OneTVAsia.

Watch the preview below!

Tip: Paula

Psy’s new music video to be filmed in Korea

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 06:34 AM PDT

Following his #1 most watched video on YouTube for “Gangnam Style“, Psy will take his chances in Korea again because he will be filming the highly anticipated music video for his next single in Korea!

YG Entertainment confirmed on the 22nd, “We were deciding whether to film the music video for the new single overseas or in Korea. After discussing it, we decided that the music video set will be in Korea. If we were to film it overseas, there was a possibility to depart right before the concert, but we made the final decision to film the whole music video in Korea. We plan to only use the staff in Korea.”

Psy will be revealing his new song during his upcoming ‘HAPPENING‘ concert at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on April 13th.

Are you looking forward to his next single?

G-Dragon loses sleep because of his world tour

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 06:11 AM PDT

G-Dragon confessed that he’s been so pressured by his upcoming solo concert that he’s been losing sleep.

He held a press conference at KBS Sports World in Hwagok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul for the opening of his upcoming '2012 G-Dragon World Tour: One of a Kind' where he expressed, “It’s been a dream of mine since I was young. Thankfully, since I had a world tour with Big Bang, I had a little more time to prepare for this. I’m personally looking forward to it.

G-Dragon also added, “If there’s one thing I’m worried about, it’s that I have to fill up 2-2.5 hour by myself. The staff are ready, but I think my preparations are lacking. I have to work harder. I felt a lot of pressure. I think so much that I get insomnia. It’s not that I get scared because of the pressure. Doing that doesn’t help me. I try to prepare a lot by forgetting it. I think I can keep showing a different side. I’m controlling my mind, so I don’t think of anything bad.

This will be G-Dragon's first solo concert since 'Shine A Light', and he’ll be kicking it off in Seoul Olympic Gymnastic Hall on March 30 and 31.

Sunhwa’s behavior shocks Kwanghee on upcoming episode of ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 05:41 AM PDT

SECRET‘s Sunhwa experienced a bit of ‘housewife depression’ during filming for the upcoming episode of ‘We Got Married‘.

During last week’s episode, the Sunhwa-Kwanghee couple failed their attempts to put the Moon brothers to sleep. While the boys were still awake, Sunhwa was left to take care of the children by herself after Kwanghee suddenly had to leave for something else in his schedule.

Like a mother, Sunhwa spent her time with the kids by drawing and making cookies with them. When Kwanghee finally came back, Sunhwa was cooking dinner while holding Maden in her arms. In the end, she couldn’t hold her exhaustion back and did the unspeakable by eating dinner with her bare hands, a behavior that she always scolded Kwanghee for.

Kwanghee responded in shock, “You must have housewife depression.”

Stay tuned for the continuation of Sunhwa and Kwanghee’s parenthood on the 23rd!

Tip: kopxpert

Kwon Sang Woo reveals his skin care secrets

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 05:15 AM PDT

Kwon Sang Woo revealed his secret to keeping perfect skin!

His perfect, clear skin has always been the source of jealousy of many female stars. Even though the actor is nearing 40, his skin remains forever young. His ‘Queen of Ambition‘ co-star Soo Ae complained, “Oppa, stop taking care of your skin.” Another co-star Kim Sung Ryung also added, “If a man’s skin glows that much, [what do you expect women to do]? You should come out without even washing your face.” Co-star Go Jun Hee said, “It’s true that Sang Woo oppa’s skin is so clear even women get jealous. If men are too serious about their skin care, it can make women look bad.

Kwon Sang Woo joked in response, “Should I put on makeup that gives me acne before I get on camera?” He chose not smoking and controlling his drinking as the #1 secret to keeping his skin perfect. He also mentioned that constant exercise helps, saying, “I try to keep the balance in my body through weight training and jogging, but that helps not just my body, but also my skin.

His skin does look pretty great. Wouldn’t you say?

miss A’s Fei says there’s one thing she can’t do on TV

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 04:50 AM PDT

miss A‘s Fei is becoming a blue chip in the variety show world, but she says that there’s one thing she can’t do on TV.

Fei commented on her experience with ‘Dancing with the Stars Korea‘, “I can swing dance well, but acting cute is awkward for me. I show a lot of aegyo to my unnis. Because I have a lively personality, if I get close with someone I naturally show them more aegyo. But I can’t show aegyo to my oppas or guys. That’s why I can’t do cute things. I can’t seem to wink when I look at the camera. Just thinking about it makes me crazy.”

She also revealed that all of her female labelmates are like her, sharing, “Not only me, but I think my miss A members also have a long way to go from being a ‘cutie’ who does cute things well. Not only miss A, but also the Wonder Girls, and among all the girl groups of JYP Entertainment, there are no cuties.”

Do you agree with Fei?

Seo In Guk’s first house was infested with rodents?

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 04:26 AM PDT

Singer Seo In Guk revealed that his road to fame was far from glamorous on the latest ‘Happy Together 3‘.

Seo In Guk shared, “My parents strongly disapproved of me becoming a singer. But because I didn’t want to fall behind my peers, I moved up to Seoul. I had nowhere to stay, so I moved from here to there and felt judged by others.”

“After suffering like that for three years, I was finally able to get my own place. It was such a terrible house that even my friends teased me. Rats and insects lived there, and when I lifted the gas range, it was filled with rat feces. But when I entered the place, I thought, ‘I also have my own house,’ as I cleaned it up and swallowed my tears.”

When asked how long he’s been living alone, he revealed, “It’s been around seven years since I started living on my own.”

Seo In Guk was eventually able to overcome his financial struggles and improve his living condition after becoming a singer. He revealed that he still keeps his ‘Superstar K‘ prize money in a bank account.

2AM win ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart + Performances from March 22nd!

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:59 AM PDT

KBS' 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were After School's UEE and actor Lee Jang Woo.

Aside from the usual stages, INFINITE, Davichi, OFFROAD, and EvoL held their comeback stages.

As for the winners, 2AM faced off against SHINee for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was 2AM who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "One Spring Day".

Congratulations to 2AM!

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Others who performed tonight included SHINee, TEEN TOP, 2AM, Rainbow, B.A.P, Two X, Dasoni, D-Unit, 2BiC, Heo Young Saeng, Girl’s Day, G.NA, Tiny-G, Purplay, RaNia, NU’EST, Hong Jin Young, and The Nutz!

Check out the performances below:

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INFINITE perform “Man in Love” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:40 AM PDT

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

Along with the title track "Man In Love" is their new album called '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!

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

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:36 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!

EvoL says “Get Up” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:24 AM PDT

Although girl group EvoL experienced some delays with their debut, they rocked the scene with “We Are A Bit Different” and continue the streak months later!

Unlike many idol groups today who get songs from famous composers, the ladies worked on their album for themselves. Not only did Jucy work on the title song "Get Up", but leader Say also participated in making the 'crab dance' for the song.

"Get Up" is a hip hop dance song made from an acoustic guitar riff. The girls tossed away all sort of girlishness and went for simple hip hop instead. To match their simple concept, their choreography isn't complicated, and the girls just went for expressing the song as best as they could.

Once again, give it up for EvoL below!

OFFROAD return with “Headbanging” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:13 AM PDT

Rookie group OFFROAD, who debuted last year with "BEBOP", is coming back with a new song called "Headbanging".

"Headbanging" has been confirmed to have been composed and written by Block B's Zico. It’s also reported to have been worked on by SPEED's Taewoon and producer Daeho.

OFFROAD held their first comeback performance on 'Music Bank' tonight before the actual official release of their album on the 25th.

Watch it below!

‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days’ becomes a hit with female viewers

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 02:55 AM PDT

Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days‘ has stolen the hearts of female viewers after just two episodes!

During the March 21st broadcast, Son Dam Bi, Kahi, and stylist Chae Han Suk visited a medicine shop to create healthy tea combinations. The stylist revealed that Son Dam Bi was incredibly lonely, so she suggested that the singer pick the medicinal tea called ‘Lonely Medicine Tea’, while choosing ‘Passion, Courage Medicine Tea’ for Kahi. Not just that, they also got to choose the ingredients according to their birthdays and their symptoms.

The trio then went to get a foot bath to relieve stress and tried out some ‘color food’ for further healing. ‘Color Food’ is seasoned only with the color of the original ingredient and has become highly popular among women in their 20s and 30s. The trio went from the blueberry’s purple food to the squid ink and black sesame ‘black food’.

‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days’ airs every Thursday on MBC Music at 11PM KST.

Did you catch the latest episode?

B1A4 Sandeul’s fans donate over 330 pounds of rice in honor of his birthday

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 02:30 AM PDT

In honor of B1A4 Sandeul‘s 22nd birthday (Korean age) on the 20th, his fans donated 150kg (330lb 11oz) of rice to charity.

According to social enterprise Nanum Store, B1A4′s fan page ‘Don’t Call Me Noona‘ donated 150 kg to the Seoul SOS Children’s Village. The children’s center is a home for children who don’t have parents or have parents who are unable to care for them.

‘Don’t Call Me Noona’s camp stated, “To celebrate Sandeul’s birthday, we prepared a surprise event on our fan page. As supportive and loving fans of Sandeul, we will spread love by continuing to help those in need in the future.”

It has been revealed that the 150 kg of rice can feed up to 1,300 children.

Their faces say: "Happy Birthday, Sandeul! We love you!"

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA and Lee Min Ho’s full CF for ‘Eider’ released

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 02:05 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA and actor Lee Min Ho recently traveled to Australia for outdoor brand 'Eider‘s spring ad campaign, and after a few teasers, the full CF has been released.

YoonA and Lee Min Ho are seen running like the wind in their ‘Eider’ active wear around beautiful scenery. The endorsement model couple filmed at both the Booderee and Blue Mountain national parks for the 'Wind Is Everywhere' campaign, leaving fans wanting to get up and join them on their run.

Check out the full CF below!

Tip: Xesyre