Thursday, March 28, 2013

"TEEN TOP’s L.Joe joins Twitter!" plus 19 more

"TEEN TOP’s L.Joe joins Twitter!" plus 19 more

TEEN TOP’s L.Joe joins Twitter!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:17 AM PDT

TEEN TOP‘s L.Joe is the latest K-pop idol to join Twitter.

He created his account (ljoeljoe1123) only a few hours ago and wrote,

The account was confirmed by TEEN TOP’s own official Twitter, where Changjo wrote, “Oh? Who is this? Its L.Joe hyung~ Oh~~ Congratulations~~ Use it well~~ Fighting!!“.

To communicate with his English-speaking fans, L.Joe tweeted,

You can follow L.Joe and welcome him to the world of Twitter here!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

INFINITE’s L to star in K.Will’s new MV!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:44 AM PDT

INFINITE‘s L will be starring in K.Will‘s new MV!

News of K.Will’s April comeback had excited his fans, and earlier today, his label Starship Entertainment released more exciting news!

The label posted L’s photo on their Twitter and wrote, “Part 2 of K.Will’s 3rd official album will be released on April 4! Who is the cool guy eating ice cream at the music video set of his new song, “Love Blossom“?! It’s INFINITE’s L ^^! Are you looking forward to this~?! :)“.

K.Will had astonished everyone with his previous MV of “Please Don’t…“. Do you think he could be preparing another twist at the end of the new MV as well?

Tip: infispirit

Seungyeon celebrates KARA’s 6th anniversary

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:33 AM PDT

KARA‘s Seungyeon celebrated her group’s long-running success, posting a 6th-anniversary message to her Twitter earlier today.

“Hmph, I’m actually a pretty strong-willed woman who doesn’t listen,” she posted, “The 29th is our sixth anniversary! So happy. Working hard tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.”

In celebration of KARA’s anniversary, Seungyeon dolled her hair up into a multicolored braid, putting additional emphasis on her famous ‘hamster cheeks’.

Happy 6th anniversary to KARA.

Seventeen release their first profile sketch + release details about season 2 of ‘Seventeen TV’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:03 AM PDT

Seventeen has released their first profile sketch video!

The video shows members Wonwoo, Minkyu, Soonyoung, Jihoon, Hansol, Samuel, Junhwee, Seungkwan, Chan, and Sukmin taking photos and posing together for their profiles.

They also revealed more details about the 2nd season of ‘Seventeen TV‘, revealing that the next episode titled ‘REAL CCTV’ will air on Wedneday, and the one after that will air on Saturday and will be titled ‘MUSIC FRIEND’. Previously, Pledis Entertainment had commented, “For the 2nd season of 'Seventeen TV', please anticipate the members' growth, and just like the first season, we expect the idol group to be formed by everyone working together by training with the public.

Check out the video below!

Tip: 4evapledis

Clazziquai’s Alex is a gentleman to everyone but Horan

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:31 AM PDT

Alex has been known for his unbeatable manner towards woman since his ‘We Got Married‘ days, but he revealed that the only woman he isn’t a gentleman to is fellow Clazziquai member Horan.

On the March 27th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, Horan complimented Alex on his famous manners, sharing, “When we sing with a wired microphone, he gathers the cord and wraps it,” revealing his thoughtfulness.

However, Alex surprised viewers by sharing that the only woman he doesn’t show manners to is Horan. He explained, “The moment I stopped acting like that with Horan was when Horan was wearing a skirt and looked uncomfortable, and I covered her with my jacket. I thought that those kind of actions would make us look suspicious. At the start of our debut, there were rumors that we were living together.”

On the same episode, Alex also apologized for drinking and driving following his DUI accident.

How many songs have Akdong Musician composed so far?

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:10 AM PDT

Power duo Akdong Musician revealed the number of songs they’ve composed thus far.

On SBS Power FM‘s ‘Cultwo Show‘, ‘K-pop Star 2‘ finalists Bang Ye Dam, Andrew Choi, and Akdong Musician featured as guests before the upcoming final episode.

When asked how many songs they’ve worked on, Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk revealed, “Now it’s around 54 songs in total. The number increased because I kept writing songs during my time on ‘K-pop Star 2′.” The young contestant also explained why the two always perform their own songs: “The response is good when we write our own songs,” leaving viewers chuckling at his honest comment. He continued, “We are working hard to prepare. Although we get a lot of stress, we would love it if we could show everything we have on stage.”

His sister Lee Soo Hyun also asked fans to look forward to their upcoming ‘K-pop Star 2′ stage, sharing, “Because the live broadcast is only a few days away, we are doing our best and working hard, so we would be grateful if you watch it well.”

Which team are you rooting for?

Won Bin save lives with a doll for ‘UNICEF’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:50 AM PDT

Actor Won Bin broke away from his normally charismatic image for ‘Unicef‘s latest advertisement with his heartwarming smile.

‘Unicef’ unveiled the poster featuring Won Bin, who is hugging his self-made ‘Awoo’ doll which symbolizes the ‘saving of lives’. Fans can purchase the dolls for 30,000 won (~$27 USD), and each purchase goes towards helping a child receive vaccinations for six diseases and equipment to combat malaria.

Won Bin has been working with ‘Unicef’ as a special ambassador since 2007, sending his donations and doing his part to help children in need across Asia.

miss A’s Fei upgrades to sexy ‘cutie player’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Many celebrities have been spotted showing their aegyo through the ‘cutie player’, but miss A‘s Fei upgraded the trend from cute to sexy for her own version.

miss A’s Min, Jia, and Fei gathered together for their ‘miss A 1000 days Global Celebration‘ live chat event via USTREAM and left fans smiling with their quirky personalities. Suzy was unable to attend the live chat due to her drama filming schedule, but fellow labelmate Baek Ah Yeon was able to make a surprise appearance during the chat.

Get ready to swoon over Fei’s sexy ‘cutie player’ below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

SHINee’s Minho and Taemin race each other for shotgun

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:10 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Minho and Taemin showed fans their playful side by racing for shotgun. The two idols were spotted rushing for the front passenger seat of their van between schedules.

The snapshots were uploaded onto an online community site under the title, “SHINee are battling it out for shotgun, so adorable.” It was Taemin who ended up beating Minho by a millisecond, and Minho couldn’t contain his adorable laughter, which made fans laugh along with him.

Shawols commented, “So adorable,” “Look at Minho laughing,” and “It seems Taemin won.”

SHINee is currently promoting “Dream Girl“.

Aren’t they adorable?!

Lee Hi dominates real-time charts with “Rose”

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 05:45 AM PDT

Lee Hi is dominating real-time charts with ”Rose“.

On March 28th, Lee Hi released her first official album ‘First Love‘ as well as her second title track “Rose” and other new songs “Fool“, “Because“, and “I Am Strange

Her highly anticipated first ‘YG style’ song, “Rose”, has been topping real-time charts on MelOn, BugsSori BadaMNetNaver Music, and Daum Music. Along with ranking 1st on music charts, her name is also trending on internet portal sites.

“Rose” was co-written by YG’s hit songwriters Teddy and 1tym‘s Song Baek Kyung. The lyrics are a metaphor of how love is like a rose: beautiful yet painful like a rose’s thorn.

Last year, Lee Hi made her debut with “1, 2, 3, 4” and dominated music charts with her soulful voice.

Check out the “Rose” MV below if you missed it!

Cube Entertainment artists support the ‘Nepal Hope School Project’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 05:20 AM PDT

Labelmates B2ST, 4minute, BTOB, and Roh Ji Hoon have joined G.NA as mentors and supporters for the ‘Nepal Hope School Project‘.

The ‘Nepal Hope School Project’ is supported by Goodway With Us, which takes ideas from minors and college students, turning them into reality with help from for-profit companies and other organizations. The artists’ signed CDs and t-shirts will also be given to several lucky sponsors of this charity.

Goodway With Us stated, “The Cube Entertainment artists who encourage donations through their interest in donations for those in need will be good examples for their young fans.”

Cube Entertainment commented, “As much as the Cube Entertainment artists were able to get where they are today through the love of their fans across Asia, they were able to take part in the charity for those in need across Asia.”

Fundraising for the Goodway With Us project will run until April 15th on the ‘ucanfunding‘ page, and more information on the charity can be found at the Goodway With Us homepage as well.


Verbal Jint reveals Phantom’s “Come As You Are” was originally his song

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:55 AM PDT

Verbal Jint recently teamed up with Phantom for their new single “Come As You Are“, which has been rising up music charts, and the singer-songwriter has more in store for fans with his own version of the song!

Verbal Jint shared, “As labelmates, I know Phantom’s strengths and weaknesses better than anyone else, so it was a possible collaboration. I thank Phantom who perfectly sang ‘Come As You Are’. It came out better than the picture I had in my mind when I planned to do it myself, so I’m happy. I also have plans to show a Verbal Jint version of ‘Come As You Are’, which will sound totally different so please anticipate it.”

“Come As You Are” has ranked #1 on Mnet, #2 on Melon, and #3 on Bugs. Phantom will also be holding their first solo concert mid-May!

Check out the “Come As You Are” MV if you haven’t seen it already!

Davichi win #1 on ‘M! Countdown’ + Performances from March 28th!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:28 AM PDT

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Ami and ZE:A5 held their debut stages, while AA (Double A), EvoL, and OFFROAD made their comebacks.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between 2AM and Davichi, but in the end, it was Davichi who clinched the win tonight with "Take a Drink Together“!

Congratulations to Davichi on their 'M! Countdown' trophy!


[Next Week's Teasers]

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Performers tonight included Davichi, SHINee, Hong Jin Young, Rainbow, INFINITE, G.NA, Girl’s Day, TEEN TOP, Huh Gak, RaNia, 2BiC, and Ladies’ Code!

Check out the performances below:


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G.NA >


Girl’s Day >




Huh Gak >


RaNia >


2BiC >


Ladies’ Code >


Rookie singer Ami debuts with “Breaking Up Everyday” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:59 AM PDT

Rookie singer Ami made her debut with her song "Breaking Up Everyday" for the KBS 2TV drama 'IRIS 2' OST!

"Breaking Up Everyday" expresses the feelings of a woman who is unable to accept leaving the person she loves deep inside. Ami also took part as the lyricist for the single, sharing, "I wanted to sing with honesty, so I included my experiences in the song. I hope it can be a song that many can relate to and find authenticity in."

Let’s give Ami a warm welcome to the music scene, and be sure to enjoy her debut stage below with “Breaking Up Everyday!”

OFFROAD go wild with “Headbanging” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:56 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.

Watch it below!

EvoL say “Get Up” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:53 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!

ZE:A5 sing about “The Day We Broke Up” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:32 AM PDT

ZE:A5, the first subunit for boy group ZE:A, has made their debut with mini album 'Voulez Vous'!

The subunit, consisting of ZE:A members Siwan, Hyungsik, Kevin, Dongjun, and Minwoo. ZE:A5 debut first in Japan, now gather together once again to show a new image to their Korean fans.

The mini album called 'Voulez Vous', a French term meaning Do you want,/Would you like, contains eight tracks including the title track "The Day We Broke Up" and two instrumentals.  The other tracks include: "Missing You", "Fiance", "Beautiful Girl", "MISTAKE", and "Change Up". "Change Up" is a bonus track only be available on the physical album.

Fans have been anticipating for ZE:A5′s live stages to begin, but wait no longer! The sub-unit arrived to the set of ‘M! Countdown‘ ready to take on the world.

Check out ZE:A5′s debut as a sub-unit down below with “The Day We Broke Up”!

Jung In plans to marry Jo Jung Chi on a mountain?

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:10 AM PDT

Singer Jung In revealed where she wants to get married to her real-life boyfriend and ‘We Got Married‘ husband Jo Jung Chi.

On the latest ‘Radio Star‘, Jung In shared, “At first, I didn’t want to hold a wedding ceremony, but my family persuaded me into it. That is why I plan to have it on Mt. Jiri. It means that the guests don’t have to come. There was even talk about family leaving in the middle of the ceremony, so that Jo Jung Chi and I could celebrate together at the peak.”

When asked if Jo Jung Chi would even be able to climb to the peak, she answered, “We’ve gone climbing before, and he reached it. He has unexpected masculine charms.”

What do you think about the couple so far?

Super Junior’s Yesung enjoys a day out with his handsome brother

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 02:46 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Yesung proved to fans that good genes run in his family by snapping a picture with his handsome younger brother.

On March 26th, Yesung tweeted,”Getting some air with my brother… It’s quite cold,” with the picture above.

After seeing the two brothers’ similar features, fans responded, “Yesung’s brother is handsome too,” “Yesung’s brother could be a celebrity,” “How are the two brothers all handsome,” “Brothers’ walk together. Cute,” and “It would be believable if he said he was a Super Junior member.”

In other news, Yesung is set to enlist in the military this year.

Lee Hi releases “Rose” MV

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 02:21 AM PDT

Lee Hi has released the music video for her second title song “Rose“!

Part 2 of the ‘monster rookie’s first album 'First Love‘ also includes “Fool For Love“, “Because“, “Am I Strange“, and “1,2,3,4“.

"Rose" is the title track this time around and is the work of 1TYM's Teddy, who wrote and arranged the track, and Song Baek Kyung, who composed it.

Check out the MV below!