Thursday, April 18, 2013

"G-Dragon goes on a cherry blossom outing with Taeyang and Seungri" plus 19 more

"G-Dragon goes on a cherry blossom outing with Taeyang and Seungri" plus 19 more


G-Dragon goes on a cherry blossom outing with Taeyang and Seungri

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 09:09 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon went on an outing with Seungri and Taeyang to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms.

On April 17, G-Dragon tweeted the photos above and wrote, “The flowers have blossomed.”

The photos showed the three handsome members posing playfully under some cherry blossom trees. The three looked like they were enjoying the nice weather as they smiled widely and struck different poses.

After seeing their photos, the fans commented, “You guys really enjoyed the Spring weather“, “Outing together? So cute“, and “It’s nice to see the members together.”

B2ST head to Jeju Island together

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 08:36 AM PDT

The boys of B2ST headed to Jeju Island together!

All 6 members spent a fun time together at a water park on the beautiful island.

Kikwang let fans know of their location first, tweeting two photos taken from the airplane while writing, “Jeju IslandandIt’s so beautiful~“.

Junhyung tweeted a few hours later and posted a photo of himself jumping up and making funny poses with Yoseob. He wrote, “Sorry I disappointed you. I got too excited in Jeju Island..“.

It was Doojoon who finally revealed that all 6 of the members were there together, where he tweeted two photos with the captions, “Wooooow“, andIt’s been a while kya kya kya kya kya kya kya kya. As expected, it’s fun“.

The boys were in Jeju Island to film a new CF for Dunkin Donuts. While in Jeju Island, the boys should be able to catch a short break before their rumored May comeback.

Tip: b2utysil

SISTAR’s Hyorin and Soyu conduct charity work in Africa

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 08:04 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Hyorin and Soyu showed their hearts of gold through their recent trip to Africa for charity work.

Hyorin and Soyu teamed up with SBS’ HopeTV and the Miral Welfare Foundation to conduct charity work in Liberia, Africa from March 21 -28 in order to help the poverty stricken land of Monrovia. The 4,000 residents of the village were found to make gravel for a living and children who undergo child labor all day earn 500-1000 won (~$1 USD). Parents also take painkillers daily to overcome the hardship of their intense physical labor. Hyorin and Soyu helped the families with their labor which involves carrying stones above one’s head which normally weigh 20-40 kg (44-88 lbs.)

Hyorin shared, “I want to find a way to help the children of Liberia and spread awareness of the situation in this area in Korea.”

SISTAR’s journey in Africa will be featured in a documentary scheduled to air on May 10 and 11 through SBS’ HopeTV. SISTAR also visited a rehabilitation center in Seoul to help disabled patients on the 17th.

Song Ji Hyo, Lee Dong Wook, and more attend ‘Mandate of Heaven’ press conference

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

KBS 2TV‘s ‘Iris 2‘ is almost over which means another Wed-Thurs drama will take its place. The show that will be following up is none other than the highly anticipated historical drama ‘Mandate of Heaven‘.

The cast of the upcoming KBS 2TV drama ‘Mandate of Heaven’ attended the press conference for the drama at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul on the 17th. Lee Dong Wook, Song Ji Hyo, Kim Yoo Bin, 2AM‘s Seulong, Park Ji Young, Song Jong Ho, Yoon Jin Yi, and more introduced themselves and opened up about their teamwork.

The drama previously unveiled BTS photos of the star-studded cast, and now fans can see more details in new trailers.

Lee Dong Wook plays a royal physician who gets framed in an assassination conspiracy and ends up as a fugitive on the run. He also races against the clock to cure his terminally ill daughter. If the thrilling plot doesn’t cut it for you, tune in for the budding romance between Lee Dong Wook and Song Ji Hyo.

‘Mandate of Heaven’ premieres on April 24th.

Check out the trailers below!

Also watch the 8-minute highlight compilation!

Tip: J

Zion.T confirms dating rumors

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 07:04 AM PDT

Singer Zion.T confirmed dating rumors and revealed that he is indeed in a relationship with a non-celebrity.

Zion.T’a agency Amoeba Culture confirmed, “We are aware that [Zion.T] is currently dating his non-celebrity girlfriend, who he met through mutual friends at the end of last year. They’re in the early stage of dating and now that their relationship has become public, they are being careful.”

It has been revealed that his girlfriend is two years younger and the two became close through their common interest in music. They are currently still getting to know each other.

Zion.T recently released his 1st solo album ‘Red Light‘ on the 9th.

T-ara N4 spotted heading to practice for their debut

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:40 AM PDT

T-ara‘s first ever subunit T-ara N4, who’ve unleashed their first group teaser, were recently spotted heading to practice for their highly anticipated debut.

JiyeonEunjungHyomin, and Ahreum were spotted heading to the practice room on the 16th dressed comfortably in their casual activewear and no makeup on. Fans were delighted to see the four subunit members looking excited for their debut.

'T-ara N4', which is a shortened form of 'T-ara Brand New 4‘, signifies the transformation of the four members. As mentioned previously, T-ara N4 will be kicking off their debut with a dance track with elements of hip hop called "Countryside Life", produced by hit-making team Duble Sidekick.

Tip: Chesskid1

Busker Busker’s Kim Hyung Tae gives a sneak peek of Lee Hyori’s MV set

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:14 AM PDT

Busker Busker‘s Kim Hyung Tae gave a sneak peek at Lee Hyori‘s new MV set!

He visited his sunbae singer to cheer her on, and he took a photo at the set, writing, “I came to visit Hyori noona’s MV to support her, yo!! There are so many heels. hehehe“.

Kim Hyung Tae took a photo in front of all of Hyori’s heels, accessories, and hats that she would be using for her new MV.

Lee Hyori’s set to come back at the end of May. How excited are you?!

Son Dam Bi and After School to meet fans at ‘MIXXO’s lucky bag event in Gangnam

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:51 AM PDT

Fans will be able to meet Son Dam Bi and After School, who are the new muses of the women's SPA (Specialty Private Apparel) brand 'MIXXO‘, for the ‘lucky bag event’ in Gangnam, Seoul.

To celebrate the expansion of ‘MIXXO’s flagship store in Gangnam, Son Dam Bi will hold a fan meeting at the store on the first floor at 3PM on the 2oth KST. The lucky bags will be sold at a discounted price for the special event, and 30 lucky consumers will be able to purchase the bags on sale on a first-come, first-served basis. After School will also be meet their fans at the event as one-day shop managers who will help customers shop and act as a styling team beginning at 4PM on the 20th.

A ‘MIXXO’ marketing representative commented, “Son Dam Bi and After School, who are the representative models for the global SPA ‘MIXXO’ which branches out to Korea and Japan, will meet consumers at the event held our brand’s flagship store in Gangnam. Son Dam Bi and After School, who have been unable to meet their fans often due to their busy schedules, expressed their excitement to meet fans and the ‘MIXXO’ consumers. Starting with this event, ‘MIXXO’, Son Dam Bi, and After School plan to hold various promotions.”

Son Dam Bi is also showing her love for fashion through her beauty talk show ‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days‘, and After School are also busy gearing up for their comeback.

Lee Kyung Kyu predicted Yoo Jae Suk would be the last comedian-turned-MC?

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:27 AM PDT

Comedian, MC, and now movie director Lee Kyung Kyu took time to praise the ‘nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk.

During the press conference for his upcoming film ‘National Singing Contest‘ held in Seoul, Lee Kyung Kyu shared, “Yoo Jae Suk is very admirable. I sat down with Jae Suk before he became famous and told him, ‘You will become the last MC to rise among comedians.’”

“Today, I also came back from filming ‘Running Man‘ and I noticed once again that Yoo Jae Suk’s character is very admirable. Can I ever have character like Yoo Jae Suk? I don’t think so.”

‘National Singing Contest’ is based on Korea’s longest-running TV show of the same name and will premiere on May 1st.

Did you know Yoo Jae Suk was special back in the day?

Hyosung says ‘Welcome to Saipan’ from the set of SECRET’s upcoming music video

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:59 AM PDT

SECRET‘s Ji Eun previously shared a gorgeous selca of her beautiful surroundings, and now Hyosung has also treated fans with some eye candy from the beautiful island of Saipan!

Hyosung shared on her Twitter, “I arrived in Saipan. Welcome to~ Saipan. keke I’m excited, so I put a flower in my hair >_<,” along with a photo of her wearing a blue halter top and showing off her new bangs. Fans couldn’t get enough of her cute charms, leaving them even more excited to see the girls of SECRET back again.

SECRET were recently whisked off to Saipan to film their upcoming music video for their comeback on April 30th!

JYJ meets 120 international fans at ‘Global TONYMOLY Greeting’

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:38 AM PDT

JYJ met up with 120 of their international fans!

Cosmetic brand ‘TONYMOLY‘ invited 120 fans from 10 countries, including China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, for a ‘Global TONYMOLY Greeting’ from from April 9th to April 11th. During the event, fans were able to also treated to a autograph signing event with JYJ, who are currently the Asia model for the brand.

Fans were also able to explore Korean culture, food, and beauty. TONYMOLY said, “This tour was prepared to respond to the love and interest that foreign TONYMOLY customers showed us. We think it was more meaningful because the Hallyu star JYJ was with us. We’re thankful for the support from international customers that came to another country, and we’ll be working hard to make events for foreign fans.

How does Lee Min Jung feel about boyfriend Lee Byung Hun’s busy overseas schedule?

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:09 AM PDT

Although long distance relationships usually have more cons than pros, actress Lee Min Jung revealed that long distance is not such a bad thing when it comes to dating actor Lee Byung Hun.

The actress attended the press conference for her new SBS drama ‘All About My Romance‘ on the 16th and shared, “Because I have a busy filming schedule as well, I think that the fact that [Lee Byung Hun] has many overseas activities is a good thing.”

When asked about Lee Byung Hun’s Hollywood film ‘G.I. Joe 2‘, the actress commented, “I watched the film prior to its premiere. I don’t think I’m on the level to say anything about Lee Byung Hun’s acting,” revealing her respect for him as an actor as well.

Lee Min Jung plays the role of Green Justice Party representative Noh Min Young in ‘All About My Romance’ which airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 PM KST.

Psy wins #1 on ‘M! Countdown’ + Performances from April 18th!

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:43 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, Gavy NJ and C-CLOWN made their comebacks.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle with Davichi, K.Will, and Psy, but in the end, it was Psy who clinched the win tonight with "Gentleman"!

Congratulations to Psy on his 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included K.Will, Davichi, Jay Park, Seo In Guk, Electroboyz, INFINITE, Girl’s Day, M.I.B, BTOB, EvoL, 15&, PURE, Ladies’ Code, Jun Eun Jin, and ZE:A5.

Check out the performances below:

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C-CLOWN come back with “Shaking Heart” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:12 AM PDT

C-CLOWN have returned with "Shaking Heart".

The boys use their hats for the 'suit and tie' concept like in the music video feat. Girl's Day's Hyeri. This is the title track off of the group's new mini album of the same name, which contains 4 other tracks, including "Far Far Away" ("Go Away"), "It Was Like That Then(ft. ALi)" (pre-released, check it out here), "So Pretty", and "Hell Yeah (Intro)".

Check out their comeback stage below!

Gavy NJ return with “Farewell Cinema” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:06 AM PDT

The ladies of Gavy NJ are returning after the release of their repackaged 6th album last year with a new song titled "Farewell Cinema".

It's scheduled to drop on April 19th, so we have some time to kill before then, but check out their comeback performance below!

Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won to marry this June!

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:00 AM PDT

It looks like the rumors were wrong. Singer Baek Ji Young (Korean age: 37) and her boyfriend actor Jung Suk Won (27) are marrying this June after 2 years of dating!

Jung Suk Won’s agency Polaris Entertainment announced on the 18th, “Famous celebrity couple Jung Suk Won and Baek Ji Young are getting married. The final date and wedding hall have yet to be confirmed.”

According to an insider, the couple began to have serious discussions about marriage earlier this year. They both decided on June, which is when Jung Suk Won wraps up filming the movie ‘N.L.L.-Battle of Yeonpyeong‘.

Congratulations to both of them!

Unedited photos of UEE in hot pink yoga pants leave netizens in awe

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 02:34 AM PDT

Unedited photos of After School‘s UEE in hot pink yoga pants have left netizens in awe!

Originally, only one photo had been released from UEE’s new CF set, but more photos of her incredible figure are now out. The photos are completely unedited, and even though the idol star is wearing tight exercise clothes, her body looks absolutely flawless.

She’s definitely the epitome of ‘healthy beauty’, smiling brightly and working out in front of a mirror.

Her CF will start airing in May!

Psy’s “Gentleman” MV deemed unsuitable for broadcast by KBS

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 02:14 AM PDT

Psy‘s “Gentleman” MV has been viewed by many across the world on YouTube and social networking sites, but the one channel fans will not be able to watch the music video on is KBS.

A KBS representative revealed, “In the beginning of the ‘Gentleman’ MV, one of the scenes show Psy kicking a ‘no parking’ sign. Due to the display of damage to public property, it was deemed unsuitable for broadcast. Artists’ music videos normally air at the end of variety shows, but because Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ MV has been banned, we cannot air it.”

Another representative stated, “If the ‘Gentleman’ MV is edited, the decision can be reversed and it can be aired. But we predict that the ‘Gentleman’ MV will not be edited due to it receiving such enormous popularity.”

A representative also cleared up rumors of the ban being the result of a feud with Psy’s agency YG Entertainment, stating, “It has nothing to do with that.”

Source + image(s): OSEN via Naver

Tip: Xesyre

G-Dragon confirms “Michi GO” MV release date as 4/20

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 01:50 AM PDT

Whether it was meant to be tongue in cheek or not, G-Dragon has confirmed the music video release date for his song “Michi GO” as April 20th.

The above teaser image of G-Dragon’s next concept was posted on the YG Life blog. He previously released the song exclusively through the ‘LINE‘ app on April 1st.

Are you excited for G-Dragon’s MV?! And what do you think about his choice of release date?

Ga In reveals she went on a 1-meal-a-day diet for Psy’s “Gentleman” MV

Posted: 18 Apr 2013 01:31 AM PDT

Ga In revealed that she went on a special diet for the “Gentleman” music video.

In a recent interview, she said, “I was contacted only 1 week before the MV filming. I had to wear something revealing, but since it was such a short time to diet, I only ate 1 meal a day.” She added, “I didn’t get much effect from the diet, but it made me feel better.

It was definitely good that Ga In prepared in any way because the “Gentleman” MV already has 100 million views.