Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Jay Park shares how he spent time after leaving 2PM and his comeback" plus 19 more

"Jay Park shares how he spent time after leaving 2PM and his comeback" plus 19 more

Jay Park shares how he spent time after leaving 2PM and his comeback

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 09:03 AM PDT

Jay Park talked about his experience after leaving 2PM and returning to America.

Jay Park was the guest on the April 8th broadcast of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘. On the show, he reminisced about the 6 months he spent in the United States after leaving Korea because of various controversies.

MC Jeon Hyun Moo asked him, “What did you do for 6 months after you left?” Jay Park answered, “I spent time with friends and family, and competed in a b-boy competition. I also worked part time at a tire shop. I wanted to at least make money that I use for myself. I couldn’t get allowance from my parents. When I was getting criticized, my parents were hit harder.

He continued, “I couldn’t really think about having a comeback as a singer. But the singing video that I uploaded garnered huge interest, and I started to promote again as a singer.” The MC said, “I heard that you got a lot of lovecalls from various labels because of that video. Were there any American labels?“.

Jay Park answered, “There were some American labels. In any case, I had a comeback of sorts with that video, and I thought about various things differently. I think I became more responsible, too.

15&’s Park Ji Min reveals she doesn’t regret signing with JYP Entertainment

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 08:33 AM PDT

15&‘s Park Ji Min who chose to sign with JYP Entertainment following her grand win on ‘K-Pop Star‘ revealed that she has no regrets signing with her current agency in a recent interview.

After their debut song “I Dream” did not perform as well as expected, especially compared to Park Ji Min’s ‘K-Pop Star‘ rival Lee Hi, some fans questioned, “Why did Park Ji Min choose JYP Entertainment?“. She also had a free choice among the three big entertainment companies as the competition’s winner.

Park Ji Min shared, “I honestly signed with my agency because I loved it here so I don’t know why others can’t understand me. Of course, YG, SM, and JYP all have their pros and cons. But I especially preferred JYP’s peaceful atmosphere. [J.Y. Park] looked so happy with his friendly and down-to-earth attitude. It is something that burns inside of him and I can’t put it into words. But I chose to sign with the agency because of its family-like image. If I don’t feel comfortable in the agency, it would be difficult for me to sing comfortably, but I feel free and comfortable here in JYP. Unlike other rookie artists, we can freely use our cellphones and we’re receiving a lot of support. JYP has various charms. I definitely don’t regret anything. I am very satisfied about choosing JYP. I feel like I can show more of my charms here.”

Baek Ye Rin also shared, “When I look at trainees at other agencies, I definitely notice a difference. I am definitely receiving a lot more care and attention from my agency staff members. The JYP staff really care a lot about all of the trainees. It is a place known for its family-like atmosphere. I definitely don’t regret it.”

It seems 15& has no reason to regret their decisions after making a successful comeback with “Somebody” which has already achieved an ‘all-kill‘ on music charts immediately upon release.

f(x)’s Krystal joins Instagram

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 08:01 AM PDT

More and more ladies from SM Entertainment are joining Instagram and Krystal just opened her new account.

The f(x) member opened an account while she was in New Zealand, and the first two photos she posted featured a hot chocolate cup with her lipstick printed on the mouthpiece, and a photo of herself that was taken by Amber.

To reassure fans that the account was real, Amber herself confirmed the account by telling fans to follow Krystal’s account and taking a screenshot of Krystal’s screenname with the words, “Follow the princess on insta!!

Welcome Krystal to Instagram, and you can follow her here!

Tip: kpopfan

Popular MBC show ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’ to be exported to China

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

The hit MBC variety show ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?‘ will be exported to China.

On April 9th, a staff member at MBC announced, “It is confirmed that the format for ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’ is being exported.  It will go to Hunan TV in China.

Hunan TV took the format for ‘I Am a Singer‘ last October to create a Chinese version of the show, and it’s become quite popular in the neighboring country.

‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’, which features celebrities on trips with their children, began airing in January and has already built up a large fan base.

How do you think the show will do in China? And which celebrities do you think will be featured?

Dal Shabet go back to their trainee days on ‘Roller Coaster 3-I Am M’

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 07:07 AM PDT

Ever wondered what some of your favorite idol stars go through during their trainee days? Well, fans were able to get a picture of what it must be like on tvN‘s ‘Roller Coaster 3-I Am M‘.

On the April 7th episode, Dal Shabet‘s Serri, Woohee, and Subin channeled their past as they brought laughs while playing the roles of trainees preparing for their debut.

The girls were rivals with another trainee Sang Eun (Park Sang Eun), who enters the agency after a street casting. The girls then face off in a dance competition to feature in Dal Shabet’s music video and showed their hilarious covers of “Have Don’t Have“.

Dal Shabet’s Ahyoung is also starring in the new drama ‘Jang Ok Jung‘, which premiered on the 8th!

Girl’s Day’s Minah wants you to kidnap her?!

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 06:46 AM PDT

Girl’s Day‘s Minah let her fans know that she wouldn’t mind being kidnapped for a day.

On April 9th, Minah tweeted a photo of herself and wrote, “Ahhh I want to go [on a trip somewhere]….!  Someone please kidnap me!!! Kekekeke.

In the photos, the singer shows her cute charm as she hopes to be “kidnapped,” so she can enjoy some time outdoors and go on an early spring vacation.

Netizens commented, “I want to kidnap Minah,” “Minah, I will kidnap you so let’s play together,” and “I also want to go on a trip.“  Singer and songwriter Don Spike wrote, “If I kidnap you, I may have one fun day, but I will have to spend the rest of my life in jail,” which received a lot of laughs.

Minah and her group Girl’s Day are receiving a lot of attention with their ‘suspenders dance’ for “Expectation“.

New variety show featuring 1st generation idols ‘Handsome Boys of the 20th Century’ to begin airing

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 06:21 AM PDT

On April 9th, Chun Myung Hoon, Tony An, Moon Hee Jun, Eun Ji Won, and Danny Ahn appeared at the press conference for their new show on QTV,Handsome Boys of the 20th Century‘.

‘Handsome Boys of the 20th Century’ was started when Moon Hee Jun five 1st generation idols to discuss things they couldn’t in the past. He presented the idea that they would reflect on their idol days and where they are now.

The show, starring H.O.T.‘s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An, NRG‘s Chun Myung Hoon, Sechkies‘s Eun Ji Won, and g.o.d.‘s Danny Ahn, will air its first episode on April 16th at 9:50pm KST on QTV.

Unedited photos of Girls’ Generation’s YoonA shooting a commercial amaze netizens

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 05:54 AM PDT

Photos of Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA on the set of a commercial filming have surfaced online.

An online community board post attached the photo above under the title, “YoonA’s in-person beauty that I ran into on the street.” The photos show YoonA in front of a gas station.

In the photos, she looks gorgeous as always in a yellow blouse, white skirt, and white heels. She looks shy about filming in public, even covering her face in one of the pictures, but she handles it professionally, smiling wide for the camera.

Netizens commented, “She looks the same in real life,” and “She’s so happy and cute.”

What do you think of YoonA’s unedited pictures?

Comedian Choi Hyo Jung was a tattletale in school?

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 05:29 AM PDT

Choi Hyo Jung spoke about his days as a student when he was known as a tattletale.

On the latest Happy Together‘, the comedian confessed, “I was a tattletale when I was a student.”

Choi Hyo Jung said that he will tell teachers about which students were smoking and which were ditching school. He went on to say, “I even got hit by a female student. I had a friend named Yoo Mi who [didn't like what I was doing], so in the middle of the gymnasium, she slapped me 17 times,” causing everyone to laugh.

He then said, “But right after I got hit, I told on her to the P.E. teacher. For the next two weeks, Yoo Mi had to scrap gum off the ground and under the tables.

How would you feel about having Choi Hyo Jung as a classmate?

Yoo Seung Ho assigned to the 27th battalion

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 05:07 AM PDT

Actor Yoo Seung Ho has received his assignment in the military. After going through his basic training, Yoo Seung Ho has been assigned to the 27th search battalion.

On April 9th, the cafe site for the 27th Recruitment revealed the news of Yoo Seung Ho’s placement. After finishing ceremonies on April 11th, the actor will join his new battalion for specialized training.  He will then receive his final orders and placement.

Yoo Seung Ho joined the military in secret on March 5th when he shared the news afterwards on his fan cafe. Once his training with the 27th is completed, he will receive assignments on where he will serve for the remainder of his 21 months in the military.

The actor is also said to want to serve in the regular army and not in the entertainment division, so he can make friends and be with people his age.

Davichi achieve their third consecutive win on the ‘Soribada’ chart with “Melting”

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Music lovers must have really missed Davichi during their long hiatus because they have dominated music charts once again. This time, the talented duo have struck gold with their latest single “Melting” (“Be Warmed“) from their 2nd full-length album 'Mystic Ballad 1990‘.

A ‘Soribada’ representative revealed, “Davichi’s ‘Melting’ ranked #1 for the first week of April (4/1-4/7). Davichi is dominating the music chart with their latest 3 singles, which all ranked #1 consecutively. Also, songs that are perfect for spring are rising up the chart.”

This is the third single from their new album to top the music chart following “Turtle” and “Take A Drink Together“. Davichi previously released the “Melting” MV as a surprise treat for fans on the 1st. Skilled rapper Verbal Jint wrote the song for Davichi, the first time he has ever written a song for another artist, and he also features in the music video.

K.Will‘s “Love Blossom” came close in 2nd place, while Akdong Musician‘s “Confessions of a Foreigner” ranked 3rd.

Congrats, Davichi!

‘Voice Korea’ finalist Ji Sae Hee to make her debut

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 04:15 AM PDT

Voice Korea‘s ‘Top 4′ finalist Ji Sae Hee will be making her official debut!

Her agency LOUDERS Entertainment stated, “Rookie singer Ji Sae Hee will make her debut with her song ‘Tomorrow More Than Today‘, which was created by the producing team 5 o’clock (Han Kwan Hee, Park Sang Jun, and Lee Jung).”

“Tomorrow More Than Today” is a sweet, confession love song that features Ji Sae Hee’s husky voice and a smooth acoustic sound.

Ji Sae Hee will perform her first debut stage on ‘M! Countdown‘ on the 11th!

Lee Jong Suk makes ‘Shrimp Crackers’ look tasty as the brand’s new endorsement model

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 03:49 AM PDT

Heartthrob actor Lee Jong Suk is set to make ‘Shrimp Crackers‘ look even more delicious as the new endorsement model for Nongshim‘s popular snack brand.

To select the endorsement model for Korea’s famous ‘Shrimp Crackers’, Nongshim conducted a poll in front of a high school in Seoul asking female students who would be the best model for the brand. Lee Jong Suk came out on top as the rising actor to represent the snack.

Lee Jong Suk’s CF for the brand will air on the 13th along with BTS footage of the actor, which will also be unleashed through Nongshim’s official YouTube channel.

If you begin craving ‘Shrimp Crackers’ after looking at that still cut above, no worries because you can pick up those crackers at your local supermarket if you can find it!

miss A Suzy’s younger brother jokes about her bullying him?

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 03:25 AM PDT

Suzy‘s little brother revealed details about her actual personality and her bullying rumors.

SBS‘ ‘Good Morning‘ interviewed the miss A member’s little brother, who said, “As my older sister gets popular, I hear rumors saying, ‘She’s a bully,’ or ‘[She was a bad kid].’ It hurts me. To be honest, she did play around, but she [was never a bad kid].

He then joked, “When we were young, there were these crackers that she liked. She sprayed soda on my face because I ate the snacks even though she told me not to. Also, once I was sneaking a bite of a side dish, and she hit me on the top of the head with her spoon.

Jay Park and Kim Seul Gi talk about filming 19+ material on ‘Taxi’

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 03:01 AM PDT

Actress Kim Seul Gi about the difficulty she went through filming adult material for tvN‘s ‘SNL Korea.’

Kim Seul Gi appeared on ’Taxi‘ with Jay Park and spoke up about behind-the-scenes details from the comedy show. Kim Gu Ra mentioned, “It must be embarrassing sometimes to film R-rated material,” and Kim Seul Gi replied, “At first it was very embarrassing.

She went on to say, “When I first went on set to film, I saw Jay without his pants on and only underwear on. We were playing a married couple, but Jay’s character secretly watched porn and got caught, and we were fighting because of that.

Jay Park said, “I was also embarrassed. That was the first time we ever met, and I was dressed that way. I had to film the entire segment with my pants down. so it was really embarrassing.

Have you been watching Kim Seul Gi and Jay Park on ‘SNL Korea’?

A Pink’s Eunji continues to show her love for ‘Wind Blows In Winter’ co-star Jo In Sung

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 02:34 AM PDT

A Pink‘s Eunji continued to show her love for her ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘ co-star Jo In Sung during a recent filming for SBS‘ ‘Incarnation‘.

Eunji shared how she was surprised by Jo In Sung’s real-life personality, revealing, “Jo In Sung is such a caring guy. When I first heard I was going to act with him, I created a distance because he was a person I only saw on TV.”

“Because In Sung oppa is such a top star, I thought that it would be hard to start a conversation with him. But he would always greet me and start a conversation with me first on set. I even opened up to him about my concerns in terms of acting, which he could have forgotten about. He didn’t, and after thinking about it, he had a 1:1 counseling session with me.”

Eunji also revealed the behind-the-scenes story about her kiss scene with Kim Bum on the show.

Catch this episode later today at 11:10 PM KST!

INFINITE’s Sungyeol had heart issues because of too much coffee?

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 02:09 AM PDT

Sungyeol went through a dangerous case of caffeine overdose!

The members of INFINITE were guests on the April 8th episode of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘. On the show, Sungyeol said, “For 8 months, I rested by myself because I had no schedule. I wanted to become an adult because I had a kid image.” He confessed that for a while, he drank over 10 cups of coffee per day.

Dongwoo added, “Sungyeol crams everything. He drank coffee saying that he’d get used to it. He even exercised a lot saying that he was going to get buff.

His overconsumption of caffeine didn’t come without consequences. Woohyun revealed, “His effort had a negative side effect. Because of Caffe Americanos, he even had arrhythmia. When we were practicing our choreography, he came with all these wires attached to his chest.

Hopefully, Sungyeol learned his lesson!

Tip:  kekeke23

Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung shatters comedian Jo Sae Ho’s dreams

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 01:44 AM PDT

Kang Min Kyung swiftly dashed the hopes of comedian Jo Sae Ho who tried to get closer to her.

The two stars appeared on the April 7th broadcast of SBS’1000 Song Challenge‘, where Jo Sae Ho shared, “I really like Davichi,” unable to take his eyes off the beautiful singer.

The MCs then asked, “Do you think you can exchange numbers with Kang Min Kyung? Do you think you guys can get close enough to share how you are doing?”  Kang Min Kyung responded, “I have two cell phones,” causing everyone to laugh.

Jang Yoon Jung interpreted Kang Min Kyung’s words and said, “What she is trying to say is that she has a phone that she does not pick up.” Jo Sae Ho replied, “That’s harsh,” and could not hide his disappointment.

TEEN TOP take fans behind the scenes of their Asia tour poster photo shoot

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 01:21 AM PDT

TEEN TOP got fans excited for their first Asia tour with the unveil of their official tour poster, and now behind-the-scenes footage of what really went on during the photo shoot for the poster has aired!

Y-STAR met with TEEN TOP during the shoot, and the boys were spotted showing a more playful side with their colorful outfits. TEEN TOP revealed that they will be going for a ‘party’ theme for their poster and tour, so fans can expect to have a lot of fun with wild and unpredictable performances from the boys.

TEEN TOP will kick off their tour at Korea University in Seoul on May 11th-12th then move on to Kobe, Japan on the 18th, Tokyo on the 21st-22nd, and more!

Check out the BTS footage below!

Tip: angelontop

f(x) fly to New Zealand for their new reality show ‘Amazing f(x)’

Posted: 09 Apr 2013 12:59 AM PDT

Fans will be able follow f(x) day to day on their new reality show ’Amazing f(x)‘!

According to a representative of the show, ‘Amazing f(x)’ will follow the girls of f(x) on their  journey exploring the culture of New Zealand. The show will also give viewers an inside look into the group’s lives offstage.

‘Amazing f(x)’ will be the f(x)’s third reality show following Y-STAR‘s ‘Hello f(x)‘ and MBC Every1‘s ‘f(x)’s Koala‘. Amber was unable to feature in ‘f(x)’s Koala’ due to her leg injury at the time, so fans are definitely more than excited to watch all five members together on screen in their new series.

f(x) were recently whisked off to New Zealand on the 8th to film the show. Stay tuned for details on the premiere date and more!