Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Jay Park returns to ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"Jay Park returns to ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

Jay Park returns to ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 09:07 AM PDT

Jay Park returned to the ‘Immortal Song 2‘ stage after a 6-month absence.

Jay, who recently made a comeback with “JOAH“, covered “Men are Boats, Women are Harbors” on the April 20th Shim Soo Bong special. He said, “I returned to ‘Immortal Song’ after half a year, so thank you for welcoming me. I gained a lot of strength from Shim Soo Bong sunbae’s encouraging words backstage. I’ll work harder.”

Though Jay did impress the audience with his cover of the classic song and his dance routine, Bada defeated him for the round and JK Kim Dong Wook went on to take the final win.

Check out his performance below!

2PM is legendary on first day of Tokyo Dome concert

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 08:26 AM PDT

The boys of 2PM debuted in Japan back on May 2011 with their debut Japanese single, “Take Off“. For most groups, it’s a lengthy journey before they can perform at the famed Tokyo Dome, but like the namesake of their debut single, 2PM took off quickly in the land of the rising sun and they had the privilege of performing shortly before their 2nd year anniversary.

On April 20th, 2PM held the first of their two night “Legend of 2PM in Tokyo Dome” concert. The boys put on a legendary show for nearly four hours as they performed a set list that included 38 songs, if you include the encore they performed 40 songs in all. Although this was a great and wonderful gift for fans, the Japanese Hottest also had their own present in store for 2PM.

As a special gift, the Japanese Hottest presented 2PM with the Rainbow Ocean, where in a coordinated effort they filled the Tokyo Dome with rainbow colors (for the individual members and the group) using their glowsticks.

This brought tears of joy to both 2PM and the fans.

The second day of the concert will be held on the 21st and an estimated 110,000 fans will attend both days of the concert.

Video & Image(s): @KenixNuneo

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Jang Jae In updates fans during her recovery from dystonia

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

Singer Jang Jae In, who is currently undergoing treatment for dystonia, updated fans on how she’s doing lately.

Jang Jae In shared on her Twitter, “I want to sing. [Something that heals me and heals other people]. Breathing, a handful of breath.” The singer was recently diagnosed with dystonia caused by intense stress back in March, and she’s currently receiving treatment.

Her agency assured fans, “She just feels sorry for causing any worry because of her health issues. She is dutifully undergoing treatment and will work hard to greet everyone with a bright, healthy image as soon as possible.”

Netizens commented, “She must want to sing so badly,” “Please wait a little longer until you are fully recovered,” and “We are all waiting for you.”

Get well soon!

‘Show! Music Core’ responds to K.Will-INFINITE mix-up

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 06:59 AM PDT

Show! Music Core‘ spoke up about the mix-up between K.Will and INFINITE on the first episode of their new ranking system.

On the April 20th episode, K.Will was mistakenly announced as the winner. He looked confused as if he couldn’t believe it, and as he was about to say his thanks, the ‘Show! Music Core’ staff quickly informed everyone on stage that there had been a mistake and that INFINITE were the actual winners. K.Will was quick to laugh it off and say, “It’s okay, I’m okay.” He even shouted, “I love INFINITE!” However, the INFINITE members themselves looked unsure and confused about accepting the trophy.

Afterwards, the staff of the show was highly criticized by viewers. The staff made a statement on their official board and said,

This is the ‘Show! Music Core’ staff. There was a mistake in announcing the 1st place winner on the April 20th broadcast. This was a mistake because the text votes were mixed up for the two 1st place nominees. The two team’s scores are 100% fair results. The text votes accumulation company has promised to work harder to keep this from happening again. Please excuse us for not running a smooth live broadcast. Thank you.

K.Will also assured his worried fans on Twitter, “Don’t ask me if I’m okay~ I’m really okay! Isn’t this the fun of live broadcasts~ Hehe. I’ll coolly give it over to Myungsoo and his friends~ ^^. The ranking system that came back after 7 years is a strength to the singers. ‘Show! Music Core’, fighting~! Hyungknight (K.Will’s fanclub), see you soon, and smile ^^ I’m okay! Ke.

Check out a clip of the incident below.

2PM reveal release date for “Give Me Love” and concept photo for Japanese comeback

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 06:27 AM PDT

2PM, who kicked off their Tokyo Dome concert today (April 20), have another treat for HOTTESTs as they unveiled a concept photo for their upcoming Japanese comeback!

On 2PM’s official Japanese homepage on the 19th, 2PM revealed to fans that they will be releasing their 6th Japanese single “Give Me Love“on May 29th. “Give Me Love” was previously revealed to be the theme song for the Japanese drama on TBS 'Take Five.

2PM also unveiled a new concept photo for their comeback, and their charisma and muscular figures are leaving fans on the edge of their seats for the eye candy and new music from the group that awaits next month.

JYP Entertainment stated, “The concepts for their comeback in Korea and Japan will probably be different. It is still uncertain whether the same song will be included in 2PM’s Korean comeback album. 2PM plan to make a comeback in Korea in early May. Their Japanese album will be released on May 29th so as not to interfere with their Korean comeback.”

Check out the mysterious teasers for 2PM’s Korean comeback here if you missed them!

Kim Jong Kook to try his hand at acting for the first time in 18 years

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 05:44 AM PDT

Kim Jong Kook will try his hand at acting for the first time since he debuted 18 years ago.

Sadly, it won’t be an actual drama, but a short special of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Crisis Escape Number 1‘ for the ‘dangerous spring outing’ episode. He plays the part of a man going on a fishing trip. Even through the harsh early spring wind, Kim Jong Kook never lost his smile and finished his first acting project ever.

The episode will air on April 22nd at 8:50PM KST, so keep a watch out for his scene!

‘We Got Married’ releases preview for SHINee’s Taemin and A Pink’s Na Eun 1st episode

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 05:09 AM PDT

We Got Married‘ aired the highly anticipated preview for next week’s episode featuring the start of the newest couple to join the show, SHINee‘s Taemin and A Pink‘s Na Eun.

The two idols were cast around the concept ‘could be my first love’, and it looks like the love has already started blossoming. Taemin said of his first impression of Na Eun, “Her long hair flowing in the wind. She was pretty,” while she commented, “I was so nervous I thought my heart was going to explode.”

Taemin and Na Eun are joining ‘We Got Married’ following the departure of Sunhwa and Kwanghee.

Check out the preview below!

PASCOL impress with their cover of Psy’s “Gentleman”

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 04:35 AM PDT

Rookie female trio PASCOL gave a more R&B spin on Psy‘s “Gentleman” with their impressive cover.

The trio showcase their musical talent by playing their instruments and belting out their vocal chops for a soothing cover of the hit dance track. As mentioned earlier, the girls have previously been active in the music scene as soloists and singer-songwriters, and they’ve now come together as a trio.

PASCOL recently made their debut with their latest mini album, 'Let's Eat Together Sometime‘.

Check out their cover of “Gentleman” below!

Tip: Soboram

Why is 2AM’s Seulong dubbed as the idol world’s Kim Hye Soo?

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

2AM‘s Seulong revealed why he came to be known as the ‘idol world’s Kim Hye Soo‘ on the recent episode of KBS‘ ‘Happy Together‘.

Seulong revealed that MC Park Mi Sun calls him “Ong-seum [Ong- chest]” because of his developed chest muscles.

He shared that a netizen was surprised after seeing a shirtless picture of him and left a comment saying that he was the “idol world’s Kim Hye Soo,” referring to the actress known for her voluptuous figure. Seulong added that one netizen even commented, “It’s not A, B, or C cup. It’s world cup.”

Meanwhile, Seulong will be starring in the upcoming KBS drama ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ with Lee Dong Wook and Song Ji Hyo, who were also guests on the episode.

Seventeen to hold their first concert on the season finale of ‘Seventeen TV’

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 03:20 AM PDT

The upcoming 17-member idol group Seventeen will showcase their musical talents on the season finale of ‘Seventeen TV‘.

The current season includes the fresh segment 'Seventeen's Finding Music Friends', which features the boys undergoing singing and dancing lessons with members of the public. Fans who have been following the group’s training process will soon get to see the fruits of their labor during Seventeen’s first official concert titled ‘Seventeen Show‘, which is scheduled to air on May 11th.

Check out Seventeen as the show comes to the end of their search to find ‘music friends’ every Saturday from 2-4 PMKST on Seventeen’s USTREAM channel here.

KARA’s Seungyeon looks like a cute baby chick on her way to work

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 02:40 AM PDT

KARA‘s Seungyeon didn’t seem too upset about missing out on the Macau fun with her members.

On April 18th, Seungyeon tweeted, “On the way to work for ‘Animal Farm!’ It’s spring!! A bit… Cold? ha yellow yellow~ blue blue~ I feel good~,” with the above picture.

The KARA member looks like an adorable chick in some skinny jeans, a yellow cardigan, and a blue bag. In her perfect spring outfit, Seungyeon looks especially cute with her playful expression and hair tied up.

Fans commented, “Ultimate baby face Seungyeon,” “Seungyeon looks like a baby chick,” and “What did she eat to become this cute?

[Spoilers] miss A’s Fei and MBLAQ’s Seungho dance the paso doble and tango on ‘Dancing With the Stars 3′

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 01:59 AM PDT

miss A‘s Fei and MBLAQ‘s Seungho, who both clinched a win during the season, are back for another round of exciting performances on ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘.

The Seungho-Son Jin Ju pair performed the Paso Doble to “Americano” from the hit film ‘Puss In Boots‘, and Seungho showcased his tap dancing skills. The judges agreed that the Paso Doble dance suited the MBLAQ member very well and that they would like to see more of his cute charms next time. The couple received a total of 23 points.

Fei and Kim Soo Ro showcased their incredible flexibility and perfect chemistry once again as they danced to the tango for “I Will Follow Him” from the ‘Sister Act‘ OST. The judges commented that their dancing was on poin,t and although they performed a gospel song, their power and chemistry were very evident. The pair received a total of 23 points as well.

‘Korea’s Madonna’ Kim Wan Sun won this episode.

Fei and Kim Soo Ro’s performance

Seungho and Son Jin Ju’s performance

INFINITE wins #1 + Performances from April 20th’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 01:20 AM PDT

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

Today's show was guided by SHINee’s Minho, Sohyun, and Hongchul who displayed their fun and dorky personalities as they MC a brand new ‘Music Core’.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, Lee Hi, Electroboyz, Geeks, C-CLOWN, and Delight held their respective debut/comeback stages.

MBC has introduced a brand new ranking system for 'Music Core', and as such has nominated INFINITE, K.Will, Davichi, and Lee Hi for #1 on the charts. After much anticipation, INFINITE clinched #1 with "Man in Love"!

Congratulations to INFINITE! (To clear up any confusion as seen in the encore clip, MBC mistakenly announced K.Will as the winner when in fact the voting graphs were read wrong. INFINITE was then announced as the winner for this evening.)

As a special treat for viewers, former ‘Music Core’ emcees TaeTiSeo recorded a clip explaining the new voting system that was just implemented onto the show.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< 4minute >


Performances from today's show includes K.Will, INFINITE, Davichi, Girl’s Day, Seo In Guk, Jay Park, 15&, ZE:A5, and Ladies’ Code!

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




< Ladies’ Code >


< Davichi >


< Girl’s Day >


< Jay Park >


* Video clips will be added as they are made available.

Electroboyz return with “Ma Boy 3″ ft. After School’s Nana on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 12:52 AM PDT

Electroboyz have returned with "Ma Boy 3" featuring After School's Nana off their 1st full-length album 'In Love'!

The boys put on performances with SISTAR's Hyorin and Brave GirlsYejin for "Ma Boy 2", and now they've sought the help of the sexy Nana for a new sound and concept with "Ma Boy 3″.

Although the track features Nana, Electroboyz have chosen to perform with the talented Sojin (of Girl's Day) in the last few performances. However, Nana fans can rejoice, because she was front and center for tonight's performance once again!

Check it out down below!

C-CLOWN reveal their “Shaking Heart” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 12:47 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)".

The boys have always provided us with impressive performances, and their appearance during 'Music Core' was no different.

Check it out below!

10,000 HOTTESTs have a ‘HOTTEST DAY’ before 2PM’s Tokyo Dome concert

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 12:26 AM PDT

With only one day left until 2PM‘s Tokyo Dome concert, 2PM treated their fans with a special ‘HOTTEST Day‘ event, which attracted over 10,000 HOTTESTs in Japan.

The ‘HOTTEST Day’ event was held at Shin Kiba’s Studio Coast in Tokyo for the fans who have been waiting for 2PM’s upcoming concert. The fans were treated to 2PM snacks, stage outfit exhibition, video screening, and opportunities to wear 2PM’s stage outfits. Many fans stayed for the entire ‘HOTTEST Day’, which lasted from 11AM to 8:30PM. The most popular attraction was the 2PM snack corner, which featured ‘beast curry’, ‘Chansung crepes’, ‘Nichkhun coffee’, ‘Taecyeon ddukbbokki’, ‘Wooyoung juice’, ‘Junho ice cream’, and ‘Jun.K popcorn’ that all immediately sold out.

JYP Entertainment stated, “With only one day left until 2PM’s Tokyo Dome concert, we opened up a ‘HOTTEST Day’ event for all of the fans who are waiting in anticipation for the Tokyo Dome concert. We thank all of the fans who came out to the event, and we ask for even more love and support for the Tokyo Dome concert on the 20th and 21st.”

2PM will get into their ‘beastly idol’ mode in front of 110,000 lucky HOTTESTs at their Tokyo Dome concert on the 20th and 21st.

After School’s Nana and actor Jung Gyeo Woon to feature as narrators in Hello Venus’ new album

Posted: 19 Apr 2013 11:47 PM PDT

Hello Venus recently confirmed their comeback for this May, and actor Jung Gyeo Woon and After School‘s Nana have been revealed to be featured as narrators in their new album.

Hello Venus shared a friendly snapshot taken with the handsome actor at the recording studio on their official Twitter, leaving fans to speculate about a possible collaboration. Well, the fans were right and Hello Venus’ agency confirmed, “Hello Venus’ third mini-album ‘Do You Want Some Tea‘ to be released on May 2nd features a total of four tracks. One of the tracks titled ‘For A Moment‘ features a narration by actor Jung Gyeo Woon and After School’s Nana.”

Their maknae Yooyoung first met Jung Gyeo Woon while filming their drama ‘Wonderful Mama‘, and Jung Gyeo Woon revealed himself to be a fan of the group. They then decided on a collaboration. Although this was Jung Gyeo Woon’s first time in the studio, the staff gave him a round of applause after his successful recording.

Listen to the narration on Hello Venus’ third mini album ‘So You Want Some Tea’ when it is released on May 2nd!

Actor Lee Tae Sung goes shirtless for ‘Men’s Health’

Posted: 19 Apr 2013 11:04 PM PDT

Actor Lee Tae Sung went shirtless for the health and fitness magazine, ‘Men’s Health‘.

Fan girls had to cool off for a bit upon seeing Lee Tae Sung’s six pack abs and muscular arms. The actor also drew attention to his chiseled upper half with his interesting tattoos that were drawn on for the pictorial. Seeing that as Lee Tae Sung is already married, female readers couldn’t help but envy his wife!

Lee Tae Sung is currently starring in the MBC drama ‘Gold, Appear!‘ and many of our readers should also recognize him from ‘Rooftop Prince‘.

Kwanghee and Sunhwa to say their goodbyes with a hidden camera event on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 19 Apr 2013 10:28 PM PDT

It may seem hard to believe but the lovable Kwanghee-Sunhwa couple will be saying their goodbyes on the episode of ‘We Got Married‘ airing later today (20th KST).

Ahead of the broadcast, some details have been released to give us an idea of what to expect for this episode. Following their 8-month on-screen romance, Kwanghee apparently prepared a special hidden camera event for Sunhwa on their last day as husband and wife. Fans of the couple will experience deja vu as Kwanghee reveals another hidden camera prank with a guest appearance by Siwan, just like he did during his first meeting with Sunhwa.

Sunhwa previously teared up during their first meeting on the show, and it’s been revealed that she began to shed tears during this hidden camera prank as well.

The two also opened up about their true feelings as well as things that have happened off camera, so it seems like there’s definitely an emotional episode up ahead for us viewers.

Get your tissues ready as you catch their final episode on the 20th at 5:10 PM KST.


Taecyeon shares his excitement for 2PM’s Tokyo Dome concert

Posted: 19 Apr 2013 09:58 PM PDT

Get ready to put your ‘hands up’ Japanese HOTTESTs because 2PM will be performing live for their Tokyo Dome concert today! For everyone else Taecyeon is giving us a sneak peek at the rehearsal and showing us just how big the famed venue is.

Taecyeon shared his excitement with fans on Twitter writing, “I’m here” as well as “It’s big keke, along with selcas that expressed his awe and happiness, evident through his facial expressions!

2PM will be performing in front of an estimated total of 110,000 HOTTESTs during their Tokyo Dome concerts on the 20th and 21st!