Monday, April 29, 2013

"4minute release dance practice video for “What’s Your Name?”" plus 19 more

"4minute release dance practice video for “What’s Your Name?”" plus 19 more


4minute release dance practice video for “What’s Your Name?”

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 08:47 AM PDT

The beautiful ladies of 4minute have released the dance practice video for “What’s Your Name?“.

Right before the choreography begins, Sohyun gives a quick introduction, saying, “I really like 4minute’s ‘What’s Your Name?’, too. I’m going to try out the choreography.” The girls were all laughs as they went back to their formations, but they became quite serious when Jiyoon started off the choreography by shouting, “Let’s go!

The girls swept #1 in 7 different music charts, including Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, and Olleh Music. Check out the video below!

Ailee & DMTN’s Simon spotted watching baseball game together, deny dating rumors

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 08:14 AM PDT

Ailee and DMTN‘s Simon have denied the rumors that they’re dating.

The two stars were recently spotted together attending a LG Twins vs Lotte Giants baseball game at the Seoul Jamshil Stadium.

Ailee had tweeted a photo with him on the 28th, writing, “I came to watch baseball with oppas~~ Hwang Jae Kyun, fightinggggggg!!!“. The photos show Ailee decked up in a hat and a mask, along with DMTN’s Simon. The photo spread rapidly over the internet, and rumors that the two were dating spread quickly.

However, it was later confirmed that the pair had attended the game with other friends as well. One representative said, “A bunch of friends went to the game together, but it seems like people misunderstood because the only two famous people there were Ailee and Simon. They just went together as friends.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Lee Hyori confirms 3 music videos for her comeback

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 07:45 AM PDT

Lee Hyori confirmed that she will be releasing 3 music videos for her comeback!

Previously, it was rumored that she would be revealing 3 or 4 music videos for her comeback. She gave fans a glimpse of what’s to come with 5 MV teasers, and it looks like she’s made the final decision to film 3 MVs!

She filmed her 2nd MV from the 28th to 29th. Her label said, “She already finished her first MV filming (for the pre-release track) on the 16th, and she’s currently filming her 2nd one. We’re planning on filming a total of 3 MVs.” Lee Hyori will be unveiling her pre-release track in early May, and then will be releasing her title song towards the end of May.

It was also reported that her boyfriend Lee Sang Soon has participated in her album. Her title song features rapper Beenzino, and will be a dance song.

Juniel describes her unique ideal type during interview on ‘Section TV’

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 07:01 AM PDT

Juniel made her fans stir by describing her ideal type.

The April 28th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘ revealed clips of Juniel’s showcase for her comeback with “Pretty Boy.”

After previously sharing that her ideal type is a cute guy, Juniel revealed, “I like guys with a nice voice.” She continued, “His lips must be a little plump, and I like guys who are nice and affectionate towards me.”

The reporter asked her why lips are important and Juniel answered, “I think it’s because my lips are thin.”

The reporter suggested comedian Yoo Min Sang whom Juniel shared a cotton candy kiss with on her music video for “Pretty Boy” as her ideal type and Juniel wittingly replied, “I don’t know because his voice hasn’t been confirmed yet.”

Here’s the segment below which also features her label mate F.T. Island:

‘Barefoot Friends’ struggles in the ratings battle

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

With an all-star cast and ‘nation’s MC’ Kang Ho Dong at the helm, SBS‘s newest variety program, ‘Barefoot Friends‘, has made quite a first impression with viewers. Taking its cast to Vietnam, they were given the mission to survive for 24 hours on only what they could earn through local means.

Unfortunately, the variety program still has a long way to go in the ratings field. Although it started off its first episode last week with ratings of 5.6%, today’s second episode saw a 0.5% decline, putting the ratings at a dismal 5.1%.

This low number puts ‘Barefoot Friends’ dead last among the Sunday variety programs. Moreover, it is also dragging down its fellow ‘Good Sunday‘ slot mate, ‘Running Man‘ – the two programs are evaluated together for overall ratings. Although ‘Running Man’ recorded the highest ratings of the night with 15.3%, combined ‘Good Sunday’ ratings were significantly less.

Its woes are a stark contrast with the recent surge of MBC Sunday variety. Both ‘Dad, Where Are You Going‘ and ‘Real Men‘ have gained both critical acclaim and viewers, with their latest episodes drawing 15.0% and 10.2&.

Meanwhile, KBS‘s Sunday variety block, ‘Happy Sunday‘, remained in the doldrums with 9.3%.

 

Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung thought fellow member Haeri was a staff worker at their agency?

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 04:55 AM PDT

Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung shared details on the first time she met her fellow member Haeri.

On the recent filming of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2,’ Kang Min Kyung shared, “When I first met Haeri, I thought she was a worker at the agency, not a fellow member. The president of the agency introduced Haeri unnie as someone I will be working with. Because of his vague introduction, I mistook her as a worker not a singer.”

Haeri also shared, “At the time, Kang Min Kyung was pretty enough to be famous as an ‘ulzzang’ so I thought she was a singer with just one look. Since the first time we met, we have been close, watching movies together and sharing about our dating life.”

During the filming, rookie group SPEED also made a surprise appearance. Kang Min Kyung shared, “SPEED’s new song is really good. SPEED will guest star on ‘Beatles Code’ next time as a daebak rookie.”

This new episode of ‘Beatles Code 2′ will air on April 29th 6pm KST.

T-ara’s Boram has a hard time competing on ‘Dream Team’ because of her short height

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Boram had an unfortunate moment on the recent episode of ‘Dream Team‘ due to her short height.

On the April 28th broadcast of ‘Dream Team,’ T-ara members competed with Vietnamese models. While in the pool, they had to push each other off of a floating flat tube.

When she fell into the pool, Boram shouted, “It’s too deep!” and Jiyeon and Soyeon helped her get out of the pool. Boram shared, “I can’t even walk in there. I almost died because my feet didn’t reach the ground.”

After viewing the episode, netizens commented, “That’s unfortunate“, “How short is she?“, and “Please reveal your real height.”

Stardom Entertainment’s upcoming group TOPP DOGG releases “Y U MAD” from mixtape

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 03:48 AM PDT

Stardom Entertainment's upcoming group TOPP DOGG has released "Y U MAD" from volume 1 of their mixtape.

Little is known about TOPP DOGG as of now, but they first appeared on EvoL's real variety show on MBC Music. Judging by their mixtape, the group is focusing on the hip hop and rap genres.

Check out "Y U MAD" and check out their previous release “TOP” and “Bang” here.

Y U MAD

4minute’s HyunA and Gayoon shake male viewers’ hearts with their sexy charms on ‘Gag Concert’

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 03:00 AM PDT

4minute‘s HyunA and Gayoon grabbed viewers’ hearts with their sexy and cute aegyos on the recent episode of KBS‘ ‘Gag Concert.’

The two members guest starred on the popular segment ‘Discovery of Living‘ and raised a hot response from the audience.

During the segment, HyunA asked for more sweet and sour pork to comedian Kim Ki Ri with aegyo. When her aegyo failed to work, she shook his heart by performing “Troublemaker.”

Kim Ki Ri used the kiss performance of the dance to get close to HyunA and told her, “I’ll give you sweet and sour pork. If you dance again, I can give you three more sweet and sour pork. If you dance another time I can give you the Chinese restaurant.”

Gayoon also stole the viewers’ attention with her cute charms by dancing to Psy‘s “Gangnam Style.”

Are you mesmerized by their charms?

[Spoiler] Yoo Jae Suk brags about his relationship with Lee Kyung Kyu

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 02:00 AM PDT

While guesting on the latest episode of SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘, the ‘godfather of variety’ Lee Kyung Kyu had a discussion about his reputation of being hard to deal with on the set, with his team members bringing up the fact that the scriptwriters used to tremble in fear when they bumped into him in the hallways.

However, Yoo Jae Suk said that he had never had that experience. “For some odd reason, Kyung Kyu hyungnim has always treated me well,” he added, with not a small amount of pride. Lee Kyung Kyu himself agreed, but with a caveat. “Of course, there are a couple people I don’t like,” he said.

When pressed for their names, he didn’t directly respond. However, he said offhandedly a few seconds later, “Is Park Myung Soo doing well?”, cracking up everyone in the car and leaving no doubt as to who Lee Kyung Kyu considered to be a ‘bad’ junior.

“Although he likes to talk with his juniors, he really hates talking without a purpose and talking that isn’t funny,” Yoo Jae Suk pointed out.

Kim Soo Ro suffers a shoulder ligament injury

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 01:35 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Ro complained about a recent shoulder injury that was bothering him lately.

“They say there’s an injury in my shoulder joint area,” he posted to his Twitter earlier. “They tell me I shouldn’t do anything for 4-6 weeks. Hmph. Bit worried about when it’ll get better!”

The injury was a result of his recent filming for MBC‘s ‘Real Men‘, where he underwent real army training with his fellow cast members. Although he was immediately treated on the scene, he returned to finish filming the remainder of the episode.

 

Lee Hi concludes her promotions for “Rose” with a special gift from fans

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 12:57 AM PDT

Lee Hi revealed a special gift she received from her fans as she concluded her promotions for “Rose.”

On April 28th, Lee Hi posted on her Tumblr, “The fans congratulated me on the last performance of ‘Rose’ with a pretty rose bouquet. Hi’s picture!” and shared the above picture.

After wrapping up the promotions for “Rose” on SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo,’ Lee Hi posed for the camera with pink roses in her arms. She grabbed the viewers’ attention with her cute face peeking out from behind the bouquet.

The roses were a meaningful gift for Lee Hi because they were wrapped with paper that fans had written personal messages on for their favorite star.

JYP Entertainment releases track list for 2PM’s double title track 3rd album, ‘Grown’

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 12:28 AM PDT

Finally, 2PM has revealed information about their 3rd album that doesn’t require a Ph.D in astrophysics to decipher. JYP Entertainment revealed that 2PM’s album is titled ‘Grown‘ and consists of 12 tracks.

Having successfully completed their Tokyo Dome concerts, 2PM are going full speed ahead on their comeback after a two-year hiatus. The album’s tracklist contains lyrics and production by the members themselves as well as contributions from talented producers. The double title track album contains the following twelve tracks:

1) All Day I Think of You (Title Song)
Lyrics/Composed/Arranged: J.Y. Park
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

2) Listen to This Song and Come Back (Title Song)
Lyrics/Composed/Arranged: J.Y. Park
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

3) Back to Square One
Lyrics/Composed: Hong Jisang & Lee Junho
Arranged: Hong Jisang

4) I'm Sorry
Lyrics/Composed: Dokebi
Arranged: Dokebi, Jung Min Hyung
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

5) Today Marks the 1st Day
Lyrics: Yeom Donggeon, RP-T, 17HOLIC
Composed/Arranged: Yeom Donggeon

6) Dangerous
Lyrics/Composed: Ryan
Arranged: Ryan, Moon Chang Gyoo

7) Just For Today
Lyrics/Composed: Shim Eunji
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

8) Game Over
Lyrics/Composed: Duble Sidekick/OneWay's Chance & Jun. K
Arranged: Duble Sidekick/OneWay's Chance

9) Coming Down
Lyrics: Hwang Chansung
Composed/Arranged: east4A
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

10) Go Back
Lyrics/Composed: Hong Jisang & Lee Junho
Arranged: Hong Jisang
Rap Making: Taecyeon aka TY

11) Love Song
Lyrics/Composed: Hong Jisang & Lee Junho
Arranged: Hong Jisang

12) Suddenly
Lyrics/Composed: Jun. K
Arranged: Lei, Shim Eunji

Don’t forget that the ‘2PM Comeback Show‘ will air on May 11th on MBC.

What song are you most excited to hear?

[Thanks to everyone for the tip]

Lyn reveals she was upset by the negative comments toward her relationship

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 12:11 AM PDT

Artist Lyn confessed that she was hurt by the negative comments toward her romantic relationship with MC the Max‘s Lee Soo.

The two of them confirmed their romance just a few days earlier. In a lengthy Twitter post, she dished out her thought on the reactions she had been getting. “I’m writing this to show my inner thoughts to those who like me and my music,” she began.

“Since I have a job where I’m in front of the public, it’s correct that I should be careful about everything. But since love is an emotion that doesn’t bend easily to logic, I followed my heart instead of my brain,” she continued. “The prickly words are, I feel, nothing but good thoughts looking out for me and my friend. I think of the painful comments as nothing more than words said by my friends or my parents.”

“There are many things that my friend and I have done wrong,” she said. “We will reflect deeply and live our lives trying to make right. We promise.”

The ‘painful comments’ are probably due to Lee Soo’s prior involvement in an underage prostitution scandal back in 2009.

“I realize that forgiveness and blessing is a big thing to ask,” Lyn said. “Just watch over us. I apologize and thanks again.”

Should Lyn be getting flack for the past actions of her boyfriend?

Refreshing MV teaser for “You and I” by Superstar K4’s Yoo Seung Woo

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 11:23 PM PDT

Superstar K4‘s Yoo Seung Woo will be making his return with his 1st mini-album on May 7th. Ahead of its release, a music video teaser for pre-release track, “You and I” was unveiled earlier today.

Being the ‘musical child genius’ that he is, Yoo Seung Woo put his talent to work by composing and writing “You and I” as well as the other tracks on his upcoming album.

Following his appearance on ‘Superstar K4′ and collaboration with Huh Gak for “Monodrama“, Yoo Seung Woo received many love calls from agencies but decided to focus on creating his own music first and teamed up with CJ E&M for his new album.

The music video teaser shows him enjoying a carefree day with a young lady.

Yoo Seung Woo will unveil a pre-released track on May 2nd ahead of his comeback on the 7th.

Psy attends the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 11:14 PM PDT

If there were anyone left that still doubted Psy‘s worldwide success, he cemented his reputation as one of the ‘it’ stars of the past year by attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, hosted by none other than President Barack Obama himself.

Invited by American television network CBS, Psy showed up to the dinner dressed in a clean-cut tuxedo, accentuated by a playful butterfly tie.

The annual Correspondents’ Dinner seeks to honor some of the biggest names in media. This year’s attendees included film director Steven Spielberg, singer Katy Perry, and actress Nicole Kidman.

15&’s Park Ji Min snaps a selca after ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 10:32 PM PDT

15&‘s Park Ji Min celebrated the end of yet another successful stage performance.

Inkigayo finished~” she posted to her Twitter earlier today. Displaying long bangs framing her face and a “chu” pout with her lips for the camera. Her picture draws special attention for her attention-grabbing nail art.

If you missed 15&’s performance on ‘Inkigayo’, you can check them out here!

Duo Geeks release ‘Backpack’ + MVs for “Wash Away” feat. Ailee and “Siren” feat. Swings

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 10:06 PM PDT


Hip hop duo, Geeks has finally released their full album, ‘Backpack‘ after teasing with a pre-released a song titled “How Are You” ft. Harim!

Geeks made their debut with "Officially Missing You" in 2011 and continued to gain popularity through their following singles, "Just Leave", "In the Morning", and "Hold It Down". Geeks also collaborated with SISTAR's Soyu for a new version of "Officially Missing You" last year, which dominated the charts for weeks.

So naturally, fans are excited to hear what this duo has up their sleeves on their latest album. The new album has 13 songs and 2 skits, with each track showcasing the pair’s melodic rapping style. As a special treat, Geeks released music videos for two songs, "Wash Away", featuring talented soloist Ailee, and "Siren", featuring rapper Swings.

Check it out the MVs below as well as other tracks off the album!

Wash Away (feat. Ailee)

Siren (feat. Swings)

Lights On

Raining (feat. Park Soo Min)

Backpack

Getting On You (Feat. DJ Dopsh)

B1A4 welcome the warmer weather with “Sunshine” for the ‘We Got Married’ OST

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 09:24 PM PDT


Though B1A4 are set to release their 4th mini-album in a couple weeks, the group has dropped a cool treat for fans.

B1A4 just revealed “Sunshine” for the 'We Got Married – Global Edition' OST. In keeping with the show’s theme, the song is upbeat and goes well with a beach atmosphere, fitting for the Summer.

‘We Got Married: Global Edition’ is a global project that will be broadcast to 21 different nations under a contract with Singapore’s Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia. These countries include Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.

Stay tuned to allkpop for B1A4′s 4th mini-album "What's Going On?" releasing on May 6th. Meanwhile check out the ful audio for “Sunshine” below.

Vibe return after three years with 1st MV teaser for ‘Organic Sound’

Posted: 28 Apr 2013 08:37 PM PDT

Yoon Min Soo, who many of you may know and love as Yoon Hoo‘s father on ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?‘, will be reuniting with Ryu Jae Hyun to make a return as Vibe with their 5th album ‘Organic Sound‘!

After releasing image teasers a few days ago the group is increasing anticipation with the first MV teaser. The teaser itself shows the morning of a wedding, but somehow gives the feeling that it isn’t a joyous occasion. Min Soo belts out an amazing and heartfelt lyrics of broken love.

This will mark Vibe’s return, three years since their last 4th album ‘Vibe In Praha‘.

Watch the teaser below as we wait for Vibe’s much-anticipated return.