Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Jay Park combines ballad and b-boying on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Jay Park combines ballad and b-boying on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


Jay Park combines ballad and b-boying on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 09:01 AM PDT

Jay Park mixed up his ‘Immortal Song 2‘ performance with a little b-boying on the April 27th episode.

He covered Lee Moon Sae‘s ballad “Red Glow” on the show, which featured a surprise special guest. Before his performance, Jay revealed, “Because of last week’s disappointment, I got ready thinking, ‘I have to do better.’”

He proceeded to put on a wonderful performance but unfortunately he was unable to beat Huh Gak‘s 340 points.

Check out his performance below.

Hello Venus practicing hard before their comeback

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 08:21 AM PDT

The lovely ladies of Hello Venus are set to make their comeback with “Do You Want Some Tea?” on May 2.

With 5 days remaining before their comeback, the ladies took to their official Twitter to share that they’re practicing hard.

While sharing the above photo, they wrote, “After watching ‘Wonderful Mama’, we’re starting practice. Just 5 days left“. They also wrote that Hello Venus will be hold an event on their official fan cafe on Sunday evening (April 28) at 7PM KST.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more news on Hello Venus and their comeback!

SHINee’s Taemin and A Pink’s Na Eun meet for the first time on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 07:53 AM PDT

The newest idol couple to join ‘We Got Married 4‘ met for the first time on the April 27th episode.

SHINee‘s Taemin and A Pink‘s Na Eun definitely seemed shy and nervous to see their unknown partner, but they managed to spill their honest feelings during their first meeting.

During his solo interview, Taemin stated, “When A Pink first debuted, I pointed out Na Eun as the prettiest member. I saw her for the first time on Jeju Island, and it was like a painting,” while Na Eun revealed, “I think the first impression and meeting will be very memorable. He was so cute.”

Despite his young age and being the youngest member of SHINee, Taemin took the lead and tried to make Na Eun comfortable, surprising the studio with his forwardness. He frankly stated, “[You're] one of the ideal types I told the producers about,” which made the A Pink member a little flustered.

Check out some scenes from their first episode below!

Taemin, Onew, and Key first getting message from We Got Married staff:

Taemin, Onew, and Key guessing who Taemin will be paired up with:

Taemin, Onew, and Key discussing what to do on a date and initiating skinship:

Taemin’s first meeting with Na Eun:

Taemin being a gentleman and opening door, helping Na Eun get seated in a red Hyundai Genesis:

Taemin and Na Eun driving down the road and talking. Taemin and Na Eun discuss their search engine rankings after being announced they would appear together on We Got Married, Taemin also states he likes being called “oppa”. Whenever he’s called “oppa”, it makes him feel like he has to take good care of that person:

Taemin and Na Eun exchanging drawn portraits:

miss A’s Suzy writes a sweet letter to Akdong Musician

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

The two members of Akdong Musician are in the middle of a tough decision making process right now. They’re choosing which of the ‘big three’ agencies to join, but miss A‘s Suzy might have made that decision a lot easier to make.

During a recent interview with the ‘K-Pop Star 2‘ winners, Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk let his inner fan boy out when he received a letter and an autographed CD from his ideal type, Suzy. The letter from Suzy read, “I was really glad to meet Akdong Musician. Also, congratulations on your win. Continue to let many people listen to your good songs in the future, and I will show my support for you to become an even bigger musician.”

Lee Chan Hyuk shared on ‘K-Pop Star 2′ experience, “It is really touching and unbelievable at the same time. The fact that we won still still feels surreal.”

Fans commented, “I also would like to receive a letter from Suzy,” and “Will Suzy’s letter convince you to move to JYPE?”

Kim Seung Woo reveals how his life changed after ’1N2D’

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 06:58 AM PDT

The last time viewers saw actor Kim Seung Woo, he brought them and the entire cast of ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ to tears as he bid farewell. Now the actor has come forward to reveal how his life changed from being on the show.

On the April 26th broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘, Kim Seung Woo opened up about his 1-year long experience on ’1N2D’.

When asked what he lost from his time on the show, Kim Seung Woo shared, “I don’t usually like eating so much, but my appetite improved. Instead, I gained strong dongsengs. As I get older, I don’t want to hang out with friends as often, but I made some good friends and dongsengs. I lost my stamina and strength though,” making the audience laugh.

What’s your favorite moment of ’1N2D’ with Kim Seung Woo?

Ha Ji Won gives the scoop on her male co-stars on ‘Thank You’

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won gave viewers the inside scoop on her impression of her handsome male co-stars.

On the April 26th broadcast of ‘Thank You‘, Ha Ji Won started comparing guest Lee Moon Sae to a scent, sharing, “He has sense and doesn’t have such a strong masculine smell, so much so that it’s a smell that women can spray on as perfume.”

She also revealed the ‘scents’ coming from her former male co-stars: Cha In Pyo has a mint scent. He gives off a refreshing feeling.” On her co-star Hyun Bin from the unforgettable drama ‘Secret Garden‘, she commented, “Hyun Bin has a heavy, musky scent. It is a masculine scent. He is masculine, but he’s also a caring, polite person who takes care of the smallest things for other people. Sul Kyung Gu has the scent of Makgeolli (Korean rice wine), and Lee Seung Gi has a caramel scent.”

What do you think about Ha Ji Won’s seemingly great sense of smell and her choice of ‘scents’?

‘Music Core’ hosts apologize for mixing up K.Will and INFINITE’s win last week

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:59 AM PDT

The new hosts of ‘Music Core‘, Noh Hong Chul, SHINee‘s Minho, and Kim So Hyun, apologized on behalf of the show for the mix-up between K.Will and INFINITE on last week’s episode.

The April 20th broadcast was the first to incorporate the new rating system, and it wasn’t without hiccups. K.Will’s “Love Blossom” was mistakenly announced as #1, and his trophy was taken away in order to be given to the actual winners, INFINITE. Though K.Will insisted he was okay, many viewers complained that the error was too big to ignore.

‘Music Core’ previously explained what exactly happened, and the hosts made sure to apologize to viewers on the April 27th show. They stated, “There was a big mistake last week. We’ll be paying a lot of attention, so that it doesn’t happen again.” Noh Hong Chul added, “We apologize. We made a big mistake, changing the ranking on a live broadcast. This won’t happen twice.”

He also visited K.Will in the waiting room personally to say, “We apologize again for last week,” giving him a very low bow.

 

What’s Kang Min Kyung’s favorite drink?

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:24 AM PDT

Though Davichis Kang Min Kyung didn’t reveal her favorite drink, she did reveal that she loves milk bubble tea.

On April 25th, Kang Min Kyung excitedly tweeted the above picture with the message:

After seeing the photo of Kang Min Kyung looking longingly at the drink, fans commented, “I want to drink her bubble tea too,” and “She looks beautiful holding bubble tea.”

Seo In Guk shows his gratitude for ‘Music Bank’ K-Chart nomination

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 04:46 AM PDT

Seo In Guk showed his gratitude for being nominated for a ’Music BankK-Chart win.

He was up against Psy on the April 26th episode with his latest single “With Laughter or With Tears“. Though Psy grabbed #1 in the end, Seo In Guk thanked his fans via his me2day: ”I heard that I was the 1st place nominee for ‘Music Bank’!! I’m working hard on Japanese promotions right now.. This good news came from Korea!! It’s all thanks to you~ Please keep supporting me♥ I’m taking a congratulatory shot with Japanese fans who came to my event!

He added, “I’m just honored that I was nominated for 1st place with Psy hyungnim!! It means so much just to be nominated together ㅠ I’ll continue to show good sides of myself from now on~ :).

Congratulations to Seo In Guk!

What has ‘national dog’ Sang Geun been up to?

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 04:06 AM PDT

What has ‘national dog’ Sang Geun been up to these days?

Sang Geun, who became famous for his appearances on KBS2‘s ’1 Night 2 Days‘, recently recorded the theme song for SBS E!‘s ‘Mom Running in High Heels‘ with Valiant, a group of four young girls.

On April 26th, Sang Geun hung out with the adorable girls of Valiant in the studio, and according to staff members, he’s still his happy and joyful self.

‘Mom Running in High Heels’ is a educational reality show for toddlers starring Byun Jung Soo, Lee Hye Won, and Kim Sae Ah. The song featuring Sang Geun’s ‘doggy rap’ will be revealed on May 10th at 9:00pm KST.

Do you remember Sang Geun? It’s good to see how he’s doing!

Huh Gak speaks out against his antis

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 03:31 AM PDT

Huh Gak spoke out against his antis.

The singer seemed incredibly bothered by comments he read online. He vented his frustration on Twitter and wrote, “Kekeke, I can only laugh because I’m so dumbfounded… I’ll be quiet, so stop criticizing me. I guess it’s my fault for looking at it.. But this is too much. Today’s a day I realize that being honest is a crime.. Children of darkness, have a good day…ㅡㅡ.

He then added, “I’m going to go see a musical to get over it. ‘When a Man is in Love’! It’s going to be fun, right..?

Though Huh Gak didn’t clarify what he was talking about, hopefully the musical made him feel better.

f(x)’ Sulli introduces her fellow ‘egg’ friend!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 02:56 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Sulli took an adorably goofy selca with her fellow ‘egg’ friend!

She posted a photo with KARA‘s Jiyoung onto her me2day and wrote, “The egg~ is here!” The pair are smiling brightly at the camera, both making unique aegyo faces.

The two are well-known to be very close friends, and fans should know that Sulli’s ‘egg’ refers to the fact that she calls Jiyoung ‘egg whites’ and that Jiyoung calls Sulli ‘yellow yolk.’ With both combined, they create ‘the egg.’

Fans commented, “94-line friends >_< Cute and pretty,” “Cute, Sulli! You are the prettiest,” and more.

Who went through the most nicknames on ‘Infinity Challenge?’

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 02:15 AM PDT

MBC‘s hit variety show ‘Infinity Challenge‘ celebrated its 8th anniversary on air, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, an online community group compiled a list of the nicknames that the members received throughout the years.

The list shows the nicknames and characters that each member had throughout the lifespan of the show. The ‘Infinity Challenge Nicknames’ post shows that it was none other then Park Myung Soo who went through the most nicknames. Over 8 years, he had 294 nicknames, including ‘Number 2′, ‘A Great Man’, and ’10 Jobs’, making him one of the versatile characters on the show.

Jung Jun Ha had the second most nicknames, including ‘Manager Jung’ and ‘Electronic Brain’. According to the list, the person on the show to have received the least number of nicknames was HaHa with only 48.

Which nickname and character come to mind when you think of ‘Infinity Challenge’?

Psy wins #1 on ‘Music Core’ + Performances from April 27th!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:37 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than SHINee’s Minho, Sohyun, and Hongchul, who displayed their fun and dorky personalities just for the viewers.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, 4minute, Juniel, and SHINee held their comeback stages while HISTORY debuted!

MBC has introduced a brand new ranking system for 'Music Core', and as such has nominated INFINITE, K.Will, PSY, and Cho Yong Pil for #1 on the charts. After much anticipation, Psy clinched #1 with "Gentleman"!

Congratulations to Psy!

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Performances from today's show includes TEEN TOP, Girl’s Day, INFINITE, K.Will, Davichi, Lee Hi, Electroboyz, and Geeks!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!

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SHINee want to know, “Why So Serious?” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:29 AM PDT

SHINee have continued to build anticipation with their latest title track "Why So Serious?"

The group's third album's second half, which is titled 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me', has been released containing a total of 9 tracks. This is a continuation from their first part of the album, which was titled 'Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You', and is geared to show you a bit of a transformation compared to their "Dream Girl" promotions.

Displaying a completely different side to "Dream Girl," the boys have decided to rock a fresh new theme.

Don't miss out on it below!

Juniel calls out her “Pretty Boy” to ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:26 AM PDT

Talented soloist Juniel has just made her comeback with "Pretty Boy"!

The catchy track made its way to the top of the charts shortly after release, and has already been receiving much attention from fans worldwide.

Check out Juniel's comeback performance below!

HISTORY make their debut with “Dreamer” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:19 AM PDT

New rookie group HISTORY is kicking off their journey to make history with their debut song "Dreamer"!

"Dreamer" is composed by Lee Min Soo and written by Kim Yi Na, and is a Britpop song which expresses a man's efforts to capture the heart of that special someone. Fans will definitely not want to miss out on this release as the song also features a narration by IU, and the rap was written by Sunny Hill's Misung.

LOEN Entertainment stated, "HISTORY [which stands for 'His-Story'] will finally begin their first story today. Please anticipate HISTORY who will have music lovers' hearts fluttering."

Having already revealed their MV for the track, the boys have officially debuted live today on ‘Music Core‘!

Check it out below.

4minute continue to ask “What’s Your Name?” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:16 AM PDT

4minute has finished their teasing and is here with their new mini album 'Name is 4minute'!

With the album, the ladies answer the question they've been with their titled track, "What's Your Name?", which is the work of Brave Brothers! The song's genre is said to be 'Fantasy Hip Hop', and is described as electronic hip hop with a unique sound and the repeating words "What's Your Name" will be hard to forget once you hear it.

With the song already stuck in most of our heads, 4minute have performed their title track during 'Music Core' today.

Check out their entertaining comeback stage below, which also features their track "Whatever"!

Comedian Yang Se Chan diagnosed with thyroid cancer

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 01:16 AM PDT

Comedian Yang Se Chan has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

A representative revealed, “Because this is a curable disease, it doesn’t seem likely that he will leave the program. Although the term ‘cancer’ may sound scary, he will receive surgery to remove the tumor. We heard that there is a high 90% chance of full recovery. Following his surgery, which is scheduled for early next month, it might be hard for him to speak for a while. Until Yang Se Chan recovers, there is a possibility that he will not attend the filming, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Yang Se Chan has been bringing laughter to viewers alongside Lee Yong Jin on tvN‘s ‘Comedy Big League‘.

We wish him a safe and speedy recovery!

Lee Seung Gi and Suzy can’t stop smiling on ‘Book of the House of Gu’ set

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 12:40 AM PDT

Word around the street is that the cast of ‘Book of the House of Gu‘, Lee Seung GiYoo Yun SukSuzy, and more, are getting along well off-screen.

Recently released behind-the-scene photos show Lee Seung Gi and Suzy looking like the perfect couple in their matching costumes and ponytails. The two are glowing in happiness, while bystanders look on and smile too. Lee Seung Gi and Yoo Yun Suk were also spotted enjoying some small talk, as evidenced by their smiles, while warming up during a filming break. Both actors were still in their costumes with Yoo Yun Suk drenched in blood from a violent scene.

Park Tae Young PD commented, “Even during the tight filming schedule, Lee Seung Gi-Suzy-Yoo Yun Suk-Lee Yoo Bi-Sung Joon never lose their bright expressions. They’re becoming a source of great energy on set. We are making a more high quality drama with the outstanding teamwork of the co-stars, who do their best.”

‘Book of the House of Gu’ is proving to be the #1 Monday-Tuesday drama to tune in to as it kicks its way to the top of its time slot in viewer ratings.