Thursday, April 25, 2013

"KBS to reconsider their decision on banning Psy’s “Gentleman” Music Video" plus 19 more

"KBS to reconsider their decision on banning Psy’s “Gentleman” Music Video" plus 19 more


KBS to reconsider their decision on banning Psy’s “Gentleman” Music Video

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 09:16 AM PDT

After SBS and MBC passed the broadcast regulations for “Gentleman“, KBS has announced that they will be reconsidering their decision.

KBS said, “There was a point in the internal decisions that was wrong, so we are planning to reevaluate the MV again. There is no decided date on when the reevaluation will take place.

Previously, KBS had deemed the MV unfit for broadcast. However, it was later revealed that only 3 evaluators were present at the evaluation proceeding, and therefore it was deemed an improper evaluation. KBS said, “Because of the flaw in the procedure, the decision [that Psy's MV was unsuitable for broadcast] is not validated. We don’t understand why they went so far to decide that the MV was unsuitable for broadcast.

Another KBS representative explained, “There were a lot of staff asking about the MV, so 4 out of the 7 evaluators hurried to get together. However, 1 evaluator suffered a medical emergency and had to go to the hospital, so only 3 attended. All 3 present agreed that the MV was unsuitable for broadcast. However, even that one person who went to the hospital had entrusted his decision to the 3 left. When we checked again later, they decided to go along with the decision that it was unsuitable. No matter what the decision, since the procedure was against the rules, we will be reevaluating it soon.

Hello Venus asks, “Do You Want Some Tea?” in their teaser!

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 08:48 AM PDT

Hello Venus has released their teaser for “Do You Want Some Tea?“!

The teaser features the girls on a lovely date with their boyfriends, and it shows that the MV will be cute with a bright theme. The group previously revealed their twin concept photos as well as the romantic theme for spring.

The ending of the teaser seems to hint that there may be a kiss scene! Check out the happy and bright teaser below.

50 idols including SHINee, 4minute, and After School to feature on ‘Infinity Challenge’ 8th anniversary special

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 08:33 AM PDT

Infinity Challenge‘ will be bringing on nearly 50 idols for their 8th anniversary special!

The 8th anniversary special will be similar to KBS‘s ‘Challenge Golden Bell‘, where the members will compete with each other on a quiz show. Of course, being ‘Infinity Challenge’, there’s a twist – the ones moving onto the next rounds will be the ones who are actually the worst at the quizzes.

They’ll be having team rounds with various idol groups, and some of the idol groups revealed to be invited include SHINee, 4minute, and After School.

There’ll be a total of around 50 idols who come out separately during the episode, and the special will be divided into 2 episodes.

Who else would you like to see on the special?

HyunA and Gayoon turn into twins for ‘InStyle’

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 08:02 AM PDT

HyunA and Gayoon turned into twins for ‘InStyle‘ Magazine.

It’s the first time the pair had a dual photoshoot, and when they were told that the concept was ‘twins’, both of them were unsure if the concept would work. However, their worries quickly disappeared after the pair donned on similar hairstyles, accessories, and clothes in front of the camera.

Instead of the strong aura they usually have on stage, the two girls turned into cute siblings and never lost their smile around each other. The two also revealed, “As we prepared our new album, each member inputted their own ideas for hair, makeup, and even the clothing. We’re practicing over 6 hours a day for our comeback.

Check out the photos from their photo shoot below.

Tip: Athalaxy

[Spoilers] IU and Jo Jung Suk are all smiles on their spring date in ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

IU and Jo Jung Suk made fans eager to see the two finally come out in the open with their feelings for each other in new still cuts from the KBS 2TV drama ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘.

The still cuts show Jun Ho (Jo Jung Suk) and Soon Shin (IU) enjoying a warm spring date outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery. Fans also noticed their matching pastel blue outfits, which left them hoping that the pair’s romance blossoms this season as well.

A representative confirmed that their wishes might come true, stating, “As Jun Ho gradually starts to realize his feelings for Soon Shin, there will be more development with Soon Shin and Jun Ho’s relationship. Through the obstacles ahead, please look forward to how they rely on each other and how their love begins to grow.”

Have you been watching ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’?

Tip: ally

Hello Venus count down to ‘Do You Want Some Tea?’

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 07:07 AM PDT

With less than a week left until Hello Venus makes a comeback with “Do You want Some Tea“, they’ve started a countdown!

The group previously revealed their twin concept photos as well as romantic theme for spring, and now the members have introduced their own individual teas.

Yooyoung first posted on Hello Venus’ official me2day, “[D-7 Do You Want Some Tea?] One glass of milk with Yooyoung! Do you want some?” Yooara followed by asking the same question with strawberry milk, Nara with black tea, Alice with coffee, Yoonjo with orange juice, and Lime with green tea.

Which ‘tea’ catches your eye the most?

Jang Jae In wants to be called pretty?

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 06:41 AM PDT

Singer Jang Jae In revealed that she wants to be called a ‘pretty woman’ like Julia Roberts from this day forward.

During a recent filming of SBS E!‘s ‘Star Beauty Road‘, Jang Jae In, who is currently on hiatus as she recovers from dystonia, was interviewed in New York where she shared, “Before, I thought that the phrase ‘carefree woman’ suited me, but after getting to know myself, I realized that I have feminine qualities. Now I don’t want to be called a ‘carefree woman’ anymore. I want to hear that I’m a feminine and pretty woman.” She also revealed her personal beauty secrets.

Catch Jang Jae In’s beauty tips on the 25th at 11PM KST!

Super Junior reveal they want to continue ‘Super Show’ until the last member enlists

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 06:15 AM PDT

Super Junior performed in front of 8,000 Brazilian fans at ‘Super Show 5‘ in Sao Paulo and reflected on the overwhelming fan response as well as the changes in the number of members, especially with Yesung‘s upcoming enlistment.

Q: “How was the fan response in Brazil?”

A: “It was crazy. They danced along and followed the choreography to each song. That is why we adjust our pace in the beginning, and we end up using up all of our strength. The fans don’t get tired, but we get tired instead so it’s frustrating.”

Q: “Why do you think the South American fans have a stronger response?”

A: “In the countries that we visit often, we expect to see more individual fans. But because South America is a place we don’t come too often and they like Super Junior as a group and like our songs, so the response is stronger.”

Q: “How does it feel to be the first idol group to hold a solo concert in Brazil?”

A: “When we first made our debut, we dreamed of becoming #1 in Asia, but as the scale grew bigger, we were amazed to see requests for us to perform coming in from half-way across the world. We are amazed that the name Super Junior can be listed in the pages of history and record books.”

Q: “It took 25 hours for you to travel to Brazil. How was the ride?”

A: “We previously traveled for thirty hours to arrive in Chile. To be honest, because of our experience going to Chile, we had fears about going to Brazil, but we formed our own know-how on how to get through it. We rode the plane comfortably this time.”

Q: “Do you have any concerns about the decrease in the number of members with some enlisting in the military?”

A: “It is true that we had a lot of concerns about the number of members. But while touring for ‘Super Show’, we formed our own individual know-how and our faith in our members grew. Now we think that there is no need to worry about the changing number of members. More than anything else, if one member enlists, we know another will come back. Until the last member enlists, we want to protect the brand of ‘Super Show’.”


Source + image(s): Sports Chosun via Nate

KARA’s Jiyoung shows fans an outfit from her new college wardrobe

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 05:50 AM PDT

KARA‘s Jiyoung showed fans an outfit from her new college wardrobe.

The idol is no longer in uniform since she’s now a college girl, and her recent update shows that she’s put some thought into her more mature style. She wore a black, short-sleeved sweater, white shirt, and white scarf as well as a sheer, black skirt. She completed the look with an old-fashioned school bag and a cute pose.

She tweeted, “Today’s weather was great,” along with two photos.

How do you like her look?

Vibe mark their return with teaser photos for upcoming album ‘Organic Sound’

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 05:28 AM 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‘!

Music&New unveiled the teaser photos of Yoon Min Soo and Ryu Jae Hyun on their official Twitter,

This will mark Vibe’s return three years since their last 4th album ‘Vibe In Praha‘. Music lovers have been commenting, “This is my first time seeing Hoo’s dad like this,” “Is this Vibe’s new album concept,” and “They are handsome.”

Fin.K.L’s Sung Yuri and Lee Jin discuss being in the same drama

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Sung Yuri and Lee Jin discussed how it felt being cast in the same drama.

Both ladies will be starring in the new SBS weekend drama ‘Secret of Birth‘, which had its press conference on the 24th at the Seoul Yangchungu SBS Mokdong Building. Sung Yuri said, “It’d be a lie if I said I wasn’t worried about starring with Lee Jin. Since the image of Fin.K.L is very strong, I was worried about how the viewers would see us. I hope people remember us not as the Fin.K.L members, but as mature characters. I think as we filmed together, we got less and less awkward.

Lee Jin added, “We didn’t get the script at the same time, but we found out afterward. I worried a lot about how I’d come out when we appear together. At first, it was a little awkward,so we kept laughing. Maybe it’s because of the time we spent together before, but we work very well now.

The drama will premiere on April 27th!

Psy wins #1 on ‘M! Countdown – Nihao Taiwan’ + Performances from April 25th!

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 04:36 AM PDT

Mnet's ‘M! Countdown‘ switched things up this week with a special in Taiwan.

The ‘M! Countdown – Nihao Taiwan‘ special was chock-full of exciting performances from your favorite idols, including the debut of U-KISS‘ first subunit uBEAT.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Psy and Seo In Guk, but in the end, it was Psy who clinched the win tonight with "Gentleman"!

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

===

[Backstage Clips]

===

Performers tonight included SHINee, INFINITE, T-ara, SISTAR, Davichi, K.will, TEEN TOP, Girl's Day, Dal Shabet, Ailee, Tasty, Hong Dae Kwang, and BaeChigi.

Check out the performances below:

===

< TEEN TOP >

=

< Girl’s Day >

=

< Hong Dae Kwang >

=

< Dal Shabet >

=

< Tasty >

=

< Davichi >

=

< Baechigi >

=

< SISTAR/SISTAR19 >

=

< K. Will >

=

< INFINITE >

=

< SHINee >

=

< Ailee >

=

< TEEN TOP/CLON >

=

< T-ara/Dream Girls >

=

< Ending >

===

uBEAT debut with “Should Have Treated You Better” on ‘M! Countdown – Nihao Taiwan’!

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 04:05 AM PDT

U-KISS' first subunit 'uBEAT' have released their first mini-album, 'Should Have Treated You Better'.

'uBEAT' is comprised of members Eli and AJ with a featuring from main vocalist Kevin. For their first release, the subunit recruited the help of Brave Entertainment's top producers Brave BrothersElephant Empire, ElectroBoyz, and more.

Check out their debut performance below!

Cover of INFINITE’s L photo essay book ‘L’s BRAVO VIEWTIFUL’ unveiled

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 03:40 AM PDT

INFINITE‘s L is giving fans a sneak peak before releasing his photo essay book ‘L's BRAVO VIEWTIFUL‘ next month.

The photo essay book features photos taken by L during a 93-day journey. He didn’t focus on his life as an idol star, but rather the feelings and lifestyle of a man in his twenties.

Woollim Entertainment stated, “L loves photography so much that the first thing he bought with his first paycheck as an INFINITE member was a camera. Recently, he has been getting close with professional photographers and is consistently studying photography. Although we’re not sure if the photos themselves may be lacking, we hope that you look fondly at the sincerity and honest stories contained in the photos.”

Only 30,000 copies will be available, so make sure to grab yourself a copy when it's released in May!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Son Dam Bi says she’s looking for a boyfriend

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Some fans might be excited to hear that Son Dam Bi is on the search for a boyfriend.

On the April 25th broadcast of ‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days‘, Son Dam Bi and Kahi transformed into brides as they shared tips on practicing good skincare, maintaining a healthy figure, and making bouquets for brides and grooms-to-be.

Son Dam Bi commented, “As I look at Shin Ae and my other friends around me who are getting married and living happily, I also want to get married these days. I need to get a boyfriend first. I’m looking for a sweetheart,” giving hope to fan boys.

Lee Seung Gi takes on a tough guy image for ‘Pizza Hut’s upcoming CF

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 02:50 AM PDT

Lee Seung Gi, who recently renewed his endorsement deal with ‘Pizza Hut‘ for the fourth consecutive year, surprised fans by transforming into a manly man for the brand’s upcoming CF.

The newly released still cuts show Lee Seung Gi digging into delicious pizza without a care in the world and wiping his mouth with his hand, leaving fan girls swooning over his masculine charisma.

A representative commented, “We wanted Lee Seung Gi, who is known for his cute and sweet little brother image, to show a tough guy charm, which won over the female staff on set. From an aegyo-filled prankster to a manly man who eats pizza recklessly, Lee Seung Gi showed off his various charms through his acting.”

The full CF will be released this May, but until then, fans can catch Lee Seung Gi on the MBC drama ‘Book of the House of Gu‘.

Hwang Jung Eum reveals her 7-year relationship with Kim Yong Joon is still going strong

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 02:25 AM PDT

Actress Hwang Jung Eum, who recently starred in the SBS drama ‘Incarnation of Money‘, opened up about her days as part of the girl group Sugar, her 7-year relationship with boyfriend Kim Yong Joon, and how being in her thirties is awesome in an interview.

When asked how it feels to turn 30, Hwang Jung Eun shared, “I’m feeling good. Because my hard work until now paid off, I feel accomplished. My labor wasn’t in vain. I still have a long way to go, but all I need to do is keep running forward.”

“While I was promoting as a member of the group Sugar during my twenties, I felt a lot of regret. I grew up thinking I was the best, but Sugar didn’t work out and I entered a college that was lower in ranking then those of my friends. But if it wasn’t for that experience, I wouldn’t have become the person I am today. I think I understand now the saying that you should suffer when you’re young.”

“I struggled throughout the last ten years. My achievements are the result of overcoming those hardships and being criticized. Although I suffered a lot during my twenties, I feel good thinking that I will live more comfortably and happily during my thirties.”

“I love having conversations with my friends. I didn’t know how to relieve my stress back then, but now I figured it out.”

When asked how her 7-year relationship with her boyfriend, SG Wannabe‘s Kim Yong Joon, is going, she revealed, “When I’m done with work, I meet up with him. He has been working out a lot these days, so he lost a lot of weight and is living an upright lifestyle.”

Source + image(s): Newsen via Nate

TEEN TOP’s Changjo snaps photos with his ‘twin’

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 02:00 AM PDT

TEEN TOP‘s Changjo snapped photos with his ‘twin’!

Changjo posted a pair of selcas on Twitter that made fans do a double take. The first one was captioned with, “D-18 TEEN TOP concert.. I’m nervous….” The photo shows Changjo posing with his photoshopped ‘twin’, one staring out the window and one posing with a peace sign.

In the second photo, the idol is making a furious face at his doppelganger, while his ‘twin’ cringed back in shock. He captioned it, “Gasp.

Looks like Changjo might be the champion of playing by himself!

Tip: Ferdz Evans

‘Mandate of Heaven’ vs. ‘When a Man Loves’: Which drama won the viewer ratings battle?

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 01:35 AM PDT

MBC‘s ‘When a Man Loves‘ has maintained its title as the #1 Wednesday-Thursday drama… for now.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the April 24th broadcast of ‘When A Man Loves’ scored a 10.5% viewer rating, which was a 0.8% increase from its viewer rating of 9.7% last week, but it still was enough for the drama to grab the #1 spot in its time slot once again.

Meanwhile, the April 24th premiere of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ kicked off to a good start with a strong 9.3% viewer rating, which was a 1.1% decrease from the viewer ratings for the finale of its predecessor ‘IRIS 2‘.

‘When A Man Loves’ centers around the secret affair of Han Tae Sang (Song Seung Hun) and Seo Mi Do (Shin Se Kyung), and it’s been keeping fans on the edge of their seats as a love triangle unfolds. ‘Mandate of Heaven’ is also receiving praise as a well-made historical drama, which features the story of Choi Won (Lee Dong Wook) who becomes a fugitive on the run and tries to save his daughter from an illness.

Which drama are you tuning in for Wednesday-Thursday nights?

4minute poses with legend Cho Yong Pil

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 01:10 AM PDT

It’s not just Taeyang, G-Dragon, and Phantom who are fans of Cho Yong Pil.

4minute got a chance to snap a photo with the legendary singer Cho Yong Pil as well. Member Jiyoon posted the photo onto her Twitter and wrote, “We met the legend yesterday, and we fell for him again because he greeted us so warmly, heh. ‘Hello’ is the best. Pop music king, ‘What’s Your Name’~?? Heh.

The girls gathered around Cho Yong Pil, and each of them are showing off their own copy of Cho Yong Pil’s “Hello. 4minute had gone to see the singer at his comeback showcase, and even went to visit him at his waiting room.

4minute will be releasing their own comeback song What’s Your Name” on the 26th!