Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"SHINee becomes the first artist to win 4 times on ‘Show Champion’!" plus 19 more

"SHINee becomes the first artist to win 4 times on ‘Show Champion’!" plus 19 more

SHINee becomes the first artist to win 4 times on ‘Show Champion’!

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 09:20 AM PDT

SHINee became the first artist to win 4 times on ‘Show Champion‘!

The latest victory was celebrated on the show’s Twitter, where they wrote, “Which song was the Champion Song for the March 20th episode of ‘Show Champion’? It was the shining SHINee ^^. SHINee won the Champion Song trophy 4 times in a row for the first time on ‘Show Champion’ and for the first time for ‘Dream Girl‘! They asked if they can really take it ^^. We sincerely congratulate you!“.

Check out the performance below!

Tip: lunew

Prosecutors indict 2 managers of a top celebrity on blackmail for his homosexual acts

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 08:43 AM PDT

Two managers who tried to blackmail a top star for participating in homosexual activity have been indicted by the prosecutors.

According to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office,  ”Mr. Gu” and “Mr. Baek” blackmailed actor “Mr. Park” (44) for 4 million KRW (approximately $3,600 USD) after filming his homosexual acts. Mr. Gu has been imprisoned as he is currently being investigated, and Mr. Baek is being actively investigated without imprisonment.

There are videos of Mr. Park and Mr. Baek kissing included, which Mr. Baek and Mr. Gu discretely took footage of with a ballpoint pen camera that they bought together online.

Mr. Gu sent the CDs containing the footage to Mr. Park’s parents, and demanded 500 million KRW (approximately $450,000 USD). Mr. Park gave 4 million KRW at the initial demands, but they continued to blackmail him. Mr. Park then reported them to the police after receiving 45 blackmailing text messages.

Source: SBS E! via Nate

Taecyeon and Sunggyu share a friendly snapshot backstage at ‘Music Bank In Jakarta’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 08:10 AM PDT

It’s always nice to see a little bromance going on from your favorite boy groups, and 2PM‘s Taecyeon and INFINITE‘s Sunggyu left fans smiling upon seeing their close friendship.

Taecyeon seemed to have enjoyed himself at the recent ‘Music Bank In Jakarta’ event and tweeted, “Kyo kyo kyo ‘Music Bank In Jakarta’ is jjang!! kyo kyo kyo”, sharing a friendly snapshot of him and Sunggyu backstage.

Fans couldn’t get enough of the two friends and replied, “It’s nice to see their friendship”, “The two of them look good together”, and “I can’t believe they’re only one year apart.”

The ‘Music Bank In Jakarta’ special aired on the 19th and both 2PM and INFINITE rocked the stage with their hot performances.

Check out their performances below!

New tomboy girl group GI (Global Icon) releases member images!

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 07:36 AM PDT

A new girl group will be debuting with a completely fresh concept!

GI (Global Icon) is completely different from other girl groups with their tomboy concept. The group will be debuting on April 3rd, and the members Hayeon, OneKet, Eunji, AI, and Aram released their photos. Out of the five members, only Eunji has long hair, so at first glance, they might even look like a co-ed group.

Their label Shimtong Enteratinment said, “We’re going to be different from the cute and sexy girl groups that come out almost once every week with our music and style. You can look forward to them.

Their teaser will be released on the 26th, so stay tuned on allkpop for this fierce new group!

CNBLUE’s Jonghyun, Lee Jong Suk, and Kim Woo Bin spotted filming for ‘Running Man’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 07:11 AM PDT

CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun as well as ‘School 2013‘ co-stars and best friends Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin will be appearing on the upcoming episode of ‘Running Man‘.

The three ‘flower boys’ were spotted filming in Incheon for the show on March 18th, and a selca of the young stars in school uniforms has also been released, causing curiosity about what kind of concept they’ll be competing around. Actors Kim Su Ro and Min Hyo Rin were seen on set as well.

Check out this episode when it airs on SBS on March 24th KST! Are you excited for the episode?

P.O releases “B.I.G. boi style” from his mixtape

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 06:48 AM PDT

Block B's P.O has come out with the 12th track from volume 1 of his mixtape, 'Bigboi is Ready 2 Showtime'!

B.I.G. boi style” takes its name from P.O’s mixtape. The lyrics talk about doing everything in P.O’s own “BIGboi” style.

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

Check out his latest track below!

2NE1 confirmed as special guests for Snoop Dogg’s first Korean concert

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 06:16 AM PDT

2NE1 will be sharing the stage with Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion as special guests at his upcoming Korean concert.

Snoop Dogg will be holding his first ever concert in Korea, ‘Unite All Orignals Live with Snoop Dogg‘, on May 4th at the Olympic Park in Seoul.

2NE1 are performing at the rapper’s event, but a collaboration between the two hip hop acts has yet to be confirmed. Future concertgoers are already speculating about what kind of collaborative performance 2NE1 and Snoop Dogg might possibly put together.

Tickets for the event will open for sale through Interpark on the 26th KST.

What do you think about the match up? Did Snoop Dogg make a good choice?

Tip: Len

Lee Seung Gi performs his first action scene for ‘Book of the House of Gu’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 05:51 AM PDT

Say goodbye to Lee Seung Gi‘s nice guy image, and say hello to him kicking some butt for the new drama ‘Book of the House of Gu‘!

Still cuts released show the singer-turned-actor filming his first action scene and surprising fans with his transformation into a fighter. It was also revealed that Lee Seung Gi went straight into filming his action scenes for eight hours straight and kept smiling throughout without any signs of exhaustion, showing his professionalism.

A representative revealed, “Lee Seung Gi filmed an exciting action scene that matches exactly with the martial arts action-packed drama.”

PD Park Tae Young stated, “After a lot of practice, Lee Seung Gi was able to perfectly pull off the intense action scenes from the beginning. For his first historical drama and action role, please look forward to Lee Seung Gi the fighter.”

The fantasy-historical drama, which takes place during the Joseon Dynasty, 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 (miss A‘s Suzy).

The drama will premiere through MBC beginning on April 8 KST.

Son Dam Bi says it’s not easy being a female singer in her 30s

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 05:26 AM PDT

Son Dam Bi proved to the world that 30s are the new 20s in a sexy pictorial for ‘Arena Homme Plus‘.

The singer wore a style that mixed sporty and sexy, showing off her toned abs and honey legs as she poses with a baseball bat and skateboard. She also discussed her new beauty show ‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days‘, sharing, “The show is an even mix of fashion, lifestyle, and beauty. I want to show sides of me that I’ve never shown before and make the show fun.”

The singer, who turned 30 last year (Korean age), commented, “It’s not easy to last as a female singer in her 30s in Korea. But like Baek Ji Young and Uhm Jung Hwa sunbaes, I want to keep working as a solo artist.”

Have you been watching the show?

Hyun Bin returns with charisma in his first photo shoot after army

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Hyun Bin returned with his charismatic charms in his first photo shoot in two years.

The actor posed for the cover of Esquire‘s April issue, his first pictorial since he wrapped up his army service three months ago. The photo shoot captured his stylish fashion as well as his handsome features.

The staff applauded the actor for his ability to express different images ranging all the way from an innocent boy to a charismatic man. Hyun Bin pulled off the fashion styles with his chic trademark charm.

He shared, “I’m curious to see how I’ve changed.” During the following interview, he also revealed his thoughts on spending two years in the marines not as a famous star, but as Kim Tae Pyung.

Solbi welcomes the new season with news of an album

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 04:35 AM PDT

Spring has begun, and Solbi updated fans just in time for the new season.

She shared on her me2day, “The weather is really nice now, and a fresh spring has come. I suddenly realize that a new season is beginning at this time. I definitely have a lot of things to do. I am working on an album, filming for a drama, and preparing for an [art] exhibition. I am screaming out in happiness.”

“If there’s a place that needs me, it finds me. I am realizing more and more how much of a thankful gift this is. I will live working harder on my good fortune. Let’s all live with a positive attitude. Let’s laugh, and fighting.”

Netizens commented, “Solbi got prettier”, “Her diet is a success”, and “Her v-line is incredible.”

Are you curious about what she has in store next?

2PM’s Jun.K opens up about his musical debut in ‘Three Musketeers’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 04:09 AM PDT

2PM‘s Jun.K recently made his musical debut as D'Artagnan in 'The Three Musketeers‘, and he’s already made his mark as a rising star.

The production company Mmusical praised Jun.K on his successful start, stating, “Despite the fact that it was his musical debut, Jun.K has displayed exceptional acting and stage presence. He’s being complimented as the ‘new musical star’. Especially in the middle of his busy schedule with 2PM, he showed a diligence about learning the script, music, and swordsmanship [for the role]. He is always seeking advice from the veteran actors and put his all into practicing, and we are able to see his passion for the musical.”

Jun.K shared, “As it is my first musical, I’m trying to continue from the perspective of learning. I also feel thankful and honored to get to work with respected seniors in the musical field.”

‘The Three Musketeers’ will continue to show at the Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul until April 21st.

KARA’s Gyuri reveals her psychic powers

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 03:42 AM PDT

KARA‘s Gyuri probably won’t be getting a crystal ball anytime soon, but she did reveal recently that she thinks she might have psychic powers.

On the March 19th episode of ‘Incarnation‘, Gyuri discussed why she’s afraid to dislike people. MC Shin Dong Yup commented, “I think Gyuri seems like she has good intuition.” She responded, “My sixth sense is also sort of really developed. There are people who have harmed me in a really bad way. For example, if they hurt me mentally, I try not to hate people, but there are times when I think, ‘I hope that person gets punished.’

She then revealed, “If I think that, the person always gets into a bad situation.” Gyuri concluded, “I get scared, so I never hate anyone now.

Super Junior’s Kangin and NU’EST’s Baekho are brothers from another mother?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Are Super Junior‘s Kangin and NU’EST‘s Baekho brothers from another mother?

Comparison photos of Kangin and Baekho uploaded online under the title “Kangin-Baekho doppelgangers?” prove just how much the two idol stars look alike. Fans noted their similar facial features, striped shirts, and even the fact that there are two members behind them in both photos.

Netizens agreed at their striking similarities and commented, “Does Kangin have a secret brother? They both look so alike,” “Synchronization is 100%,” and “I hope they become good friends.”

HyunA ranks 4minute according to their looks on ‘Weekly Idol’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 02:52 AM PDT

Weekly Idol‘ wouldn’t be what it is without its rankings that fans look forward to each week. On the show, HyunA honestly ranked her 4minute members according to their looks.

HyunA shared, “The visual ranking among 4minute changed a lot these days. My visuals belong in the middle of the ranking. When I’m having a good makeup day, I’m #2. But when I’m not, I’m #3.” She also chose Jihyun as the prettiest member, stating, “You don’t need any other words to explain. She’s just pretty.”

Although she wasn’t 1st in that ranking, HyunA was able to grab #1 as one of the best 7 ‘World Idols to Become the Next Psy’.

Do you agree with the rankings?

Kim Tae Woo is scared his wife might find out the identity of his celebrity ex-girlfriend?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 02:27 AM PDT

It’s no secret that celebrities date other celebrities, and Kim Tae Woo is no exception. Now that he is a married man however, the singer revealed that seeing former girlfriends on television puts him into awkward situations with his wife.

On the March 19th broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Incarnation‘, Kim Tae Woo shared, “Before I married my wife, I dated around, and because I am a singer, I’ve had experience dating a celebrity.”

“Sometimes [my former girlfriend] comes out on TV. Because I like sitting on the floor, I was watching TV while sitting on the floor and resting my back against the couch. When I was flipping channels, there was a scene during a CF when that person came on. I felt a strange feeling [coming from behind me]. If I quickly change the channel, it might be too noticeable, so I act like I’m watching and then slowly change the channel. She once asked while sitting behind me, ‘Why did you date her?’”

“She said that to me once, and I wasn’t able to give her a reaction. I was supposed to say something, but I just told her, ‘What are you talking about?’ I wondered, ‘Do they know each other?’ She then suddenly got up and walked towards the kitchen and said, ‘It’s nothing,’ in passing. I was so scared of that. I realized that her [social] network must be bigger than mine.”

Yoon Eun Hye highlights her perfectly plump lips in three bright shades for ‘MAC’

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 02:01 AM PDT

Yoon Eun Hye showed off her perfectly plump limps for cosmetics brand MAC‘s new lipstick line for spring.

The actress modeled the ‘Mineralize Rich Lipstick’ line, looking stunning with all three different colors on her lips: hot pink, coral, and orange.

Yoon Eun Hye’s makeup artist shared, “Yoon Eun Hye’s lip shape and tone look beautiful with any lipstick color. With her clear skin, Yoon Eun Hye is the best model for the lip point makeup. She’s MAC’s muse because she can showcase different beautiful looks.”

Which color do you like best on her?

Tip: seoyeon

Big Bang’s T.O.P sleeps like a baby on the airplane

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 01:37 AM PDT

Some lucky fans were able to catch Big Bang‘s T.O.P sleeping like a baby during an airplane ride.

The photos were posted to an online community site under the title, “Photos of T.O.P sleeping that Chinese fans took.” Fans on the same flight took a tiny peek at the rapper resting, while he took a break from his charismatic image to show a more gentle image as he sleeps.

VIPs commented, “Is the person sleeping next to him also a Big Bang member,” “T.O.P’s human side,” and “The Chinese fans got to ride in the same business class as Big Bang.”

Big Bang recently performed at the ‘2013 Samsung Blue Day Festival in Nanjing‘.

Take a look at the photos below for the closest look of T.O.P sleeping you’ll most likely ever get!

How does After School’s UEE maintain her ‘honey thighs’?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 01:10 AM PDT

After School‘s UEE revealed her secret to maintaining her famous ‘honey thighs’ on ‘1 vs 100‘!

On the March 19th episode, the MC of the show asked, “How can you make honey thighs?” UEE smiled and answered, “Exercise. I really enjoy exercise normally. There’s a pose that’s good for your legs. Let me show you.

UEE then got into a squatting position by placing her feet the same width as her shoulders and then squatting down while making sure her knees are straight. She was able to maintain the perfect position, but the MC attempted the same and commented, “I think my thighs are on fire.

On the same episode, UEE revealed she’s taken up boxing.

Check out UEE’s stance below, and let us know if you can feel the burn!

Former F.cuz member LeeU gearing up for a comeback

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 12:43 AM PDT

Trot singer Seul Woon Do‘s son LeeU will be making a comeback.

LeeU originally debuted as a member of F.cuz, but he left the group to pursue a career as a solo musician with Brand New Stardom.

Since then he has been showing his skills as a songwriter by co-composing JYJ Jaejoong‘s “Kiss B“, which made it to the top of iTunes‘ world chart, and writing and composing former U-KISS member Kibum‘s songs “Dream” and “Make It“.

Besides composing, he also took on musicals with the role of Rudolph in ‘Elizabeth‘. Director Robert Johansson praised LeeU, saying, “He is the closest to the Rudolph that I was looking for.

LeeU’s agency said, “LeeU, who is preparing for a spectacular comeback as a singer-songwriter, has finished mixing for his new album, and it’s in the process of completion. The new album will be unveiled in the spring.