Monday, April 15, 2013

"Yoo Ji Ae to debut under Woollim Entertainment soon" plus 19 more

"Yoo Ji Ae to debut under Woollim Entertainment soon" plus 19 more


Yoo Ji Ae to debut under Woollim Entertainment soon

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 09:04 AM PDT

Yoo Ji Ae will be debuting under Woollim Entertainment soon!

Yoo Ji Ae first made her appearance with INFINITE on their pre-debut reality show ‘You’re My Oppa‘.

Since then, there have been numerous rumors that she could be part of an upcoming girl group that Woollim Entertainment was going to be putting out soon. Earlier today, Woollim Entertainment finally announced her debut, as the company tweeted, “To be revealed soon! ☞ http://www.loveujiae.com“.

The website features a photograph of her with the words “Delight”.

Because she has her own website, it appears she may be a solo artist instead of a member of a girl group, but currently there’s no information about anything she’s in yet, so stay tuned!

Tip: woollimfans

CNBLUE’s Yonghwa confirmed to be one of the leads for new SBS drama ‘Heirs’ with Park Shin Hye & Lee Min Ho

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 08:34 AM PDT

CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa will be joining Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye on ‘Heirs‘!

The upcoming SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama cast the CNBLUE leader as one of the 3 leading roles. SBS said, “Yonghwa has been cast into ‘Heirs’ along with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. It’s his comeback to the small screen after his last drama 2 years ago“.

Since there are three big names in the drama, SBS said, “As the three Hallyu stars that are well loved everywhere are place in the leading roles, there will be a huge synergy effect. Yonghwa and Lee Min Ho will be playing heirs that have different charms.

Park Shin Hye and Yonghwa had already appeared in ‘You’re Beautiful‘ and ‘You’ve Fallen For Me‘ together, so this is their 3rd drama together. The drama is a trendy drama that talks about the love and friendship of rich high school students.

No word on when the drama will begin airing.

Tip: cody

New idol couple to be revealed tonight!

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 08:05 AM PDT

Korean media outlet Sports Seoul will be revealing a fresh new idol couple!

The news media outlet took to their Twitter to write, “<SportsSeoul.com> will have an exclusive report on the 16th (Korea Time) pertaining to love news between idol stars. For the fist time to our readers, we will be revealing the love story of an ‘idol couple’ through the information and photos we have exclusively obtained by covering them for the past 2 months. Please show us a lot of interest and support.

Who do you think this new idol couple could be?

SISTAR’s Dasom celebrates the arrival of spring

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

SISTAR‘s Dasom celebrated the arrival of spring.

“It’s spring~” she posted to SISTAR’s official Twitter earlier today, along with the above photo. “The weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, it’s a wonderful day!!! On days like today, listen to “Love Blossom” and have a great day.”

Dasom was referring to labelmate K.Will‘s newest release, “Love Blossom”, which is a perfect fit for the spring weather.

Actress Park Min Young reveals her secrets to taking beautiful selcas

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 04:12 AM PDT

Actress Park Min Young shared the secrets to her flawless selcas.

The April 14th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Section TV‘ revealed behind the scenes look of Park Min Young’s photo shoot.

During the following interview, Park Min Young grabbed the viewers with her tips on how to take good selcas. She shared, “I open my eyes really big and tell myself, ‘I’m pretty’ in my head for mind control.”

Meanwhile, Park Min Young also revealed that she takes care of her skin by always applying on ample amounts of skin and lotion.

Source+Picture: TV Report via Nate

Wheesung spotted in the army on ‘Real Men’

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 02:12 AM PDT

Singer Wheesung, currently serving out his mandatory enlistment in the army, made a surprise appearance on the latest episode of MBC‘s new variety program, ‘Real Men‘.

The new show revolves around celebrities enlisting into the army and going through the military experience, narrated by Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny and Seohyun.

Making his appearance in front of the cast members, he displayed his full military strength, making them learn the official military fight song. Despite being a fellow celebrity, he spared no leeway, showing them no mercy and severely training them – just like a real military trainer would.

“No matter what you were in civilian life, you’re all the same in the military,” he shouted. “No matter how you get treated, make sure you keep your promises and mark my words well.”

Watch the program below, Wheesung appears at 28:20 in the second video.

Park Ji Min goes on a selca rampage with her fellow ‘K-Pop Star’ contestants

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 01:12 AM PDT

15&‘s Park Ji Min seems to have been excited about her recent visit to SBS‘s ‘K-Pop Star 2‘, as she has just shared a flurry of photos with practically everyone from the audition variety show!

Her camera compatriots include Akdong Musician, 2000 Won, Raccoon Boys, Bang Ye Dam, and Shin Ji Hoon. Check out some of their adorable selfies!



 

T-ara N4 gives fans a brief taste of “Countryside Life” in new video teaser

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 12:21 AM PDT


Having just released a slew of photo teasers, T-ara N4 are back with their first video teaser for debut single, “Countryside Life“.

The subunit consists of members JiyeonEunjungHyomin, and Areum, and goes by the name ‘T-ara N4‘, which is a shortened form of ‘T-ara Brand New 4‘, signifying the transformation of the four members.

CCM told media outlets, “T-ara N4 has boldly left the style that T-ara has shown up to now and used flashy accessories and clothes to emphasize each member’s personality. They will also show a new performance style.

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.

The video itself has scenes of limos and partying.  The girls look to be bombarded with paparazzi and could be heading to the countryside to take a break from the high-octane city life.

The colorful and high energy teaser posted below. Is the MV what you expected?

2PM use flowers and geography for comeback hints in “Code #3″ teaser

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 12:11 AM PDT

2PM‘s latest comeback teaser may be the most perplexing one yet.

Rather than a video clip, the group opened a teaser site at http://www.jype.com/code3/ with the image of  six different flowers. If you click on the flowers, a crane, sunflower, calla, cockscomb, vanda, and dahlia, error message pops up. But, if you have been paying attention to past teaser, nothing is as it seems this comeback.

Each picture, and corresponding error page has a unique filename. The filenames are actually geographic coordinates to 6 different international locations around the world. How those locations relate to the group’s comeback has not yet been revealed.

What do you think this hint means?

Stay tuned for more on 2Pm’s comeback.

Dal Shabet’s Ahyoung turns into the beautiful Princess Myungan

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 11:12 PM PDT

Ahyoung turned into the beautiful Princess Myungan!

She plays Princess Myungan in ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love‘, a cute princess that’s the younger sister of Lee Soon, Yoo Ah In‘s character. She’ll appear for the first time in the drama on the 3rd episode on the 15th.

In the picture, she dressed up in a hanbok with a blue skirt and pink top, and had her hair up in the traditional way. She posted the photo onto her me2day and wrote, “Everyone! Princess Myungan comes out for the first time today on ‘Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love’. I’m nervous. Everyone, make sure to watch the proper broadcast. Show me hot support, fighting!!

This is her second role since ‘Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek‘, so hopefully she’s has a successful acting career in front of her!

LUNAFLY take on James Arthur’s platinum-selling “Impossible” remake

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 09:34 PM PDT

Nega Network's 3-member rookie group LUNAFLYwho are currently promoting their new track “Fly to Love“,  is back with yet another fantastic cover.

The boys take cover a cover in this new clip, James Arthur‘s version of Shontelle‘s soulful “Impossible“. The group has released a slew of covers including Olly Murs‘ hit song, “Trouble Maker“, Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are", and many others.

“Impossible” is the 2012 X Factor winner's debut single released in early 2013. It has sold over 1 million copies in the United Kingdom. The song was originally performed by R&B songstress, Shontelle.

LUNAFLY stay fairly close to the original arrangement and manage to add their own unique flare to the song.

Check it out for yourself below! Did the members do a good job of capturing the emotional intensity of the song?

‘School 2013′s Kwak Jung Wook spills secrets on INFINITE’s relationships with women

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 09:10 PM PDT

School 2013‘ actor Kwak Jung Wook is well known not only for being under the same label as INFINITE, but also as close friend to the INFINITE members.

He tends to have a first seat view to a lot of things they do, so of course he knows all of their relationships. On ‘Beatles Code 2‘, he said, “I know all the secrets about INFINITE. They’re probably the most scared of me right now.

He added, “Woohyun isn’t meeting my gaze right now. When I go to drama sets, female actresses and hoobaes all know Woohyun. He has a lot of women near him, because he understands them well and treats them well.

In response, Woohyun revealed a secret about the actor as well. It ended up being a battle of revelations between the two, and Woohyun said, “It’s his first time on a variety show, so he’s exaggerating. If he’s speaking the truth, I’ll leave INFINITE“. In response, Kwak Jung Wook said, “I’ll also bet all the rest of my acting career.

The episode will air at 6PM KST on the 15th!

Tip: dee1987

RELIVE IT: allkpop Live M.I.B ‘Money In The Building’

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 08:40 PM PDT

M.I.B participated in an exclusive live video stream event with our wonderful allkpop readers and fans! Fans worldwide tuned in to see M.I.B LIVE answering questions that you asked of them!

For those of you who missed it, don't worry, you can now RELIVE the entire experience all over again. M.I.B didn't hesitate in answering any of the questions and even did a little dancing and singing for all the Busters!

Every question asked was submitted by our readers, so find out if any of your questions made the cut!

Without further ado, RELIVE the live stream only on allkpop.

Also, congratulation to our special autographed M.I.B’s 'Money In the Building' album winners as well!

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‘Gag Concert’ fashionistas Jungukgu release “Fashion City” MV

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 08:17 PM PDT

Jungukgu, have dropped their highly-anticipated debut track, “Fashion City” composed by producing wizard Shinsadong Tiger.

Consisting of members Lee Sang Ho, Lee Sang Min, Lee Jong Hoon, and Kim Gi Ri, the group features a cast of comedians from KBS‘s ‘Gag Concert‘. Their first track, “Fashion City”, will be a musical version of their re-occurring ‘Gag Concert’ skit.

“Fashion City” plays on the same themes as the ‘Gag Concert’ version, showing off an extreme fashion style and a high-tech, electronic sound. The song comically features Korean fashion style and they find ‘fashion perfection’ as well as ‘musical perfection’.

Check it out below!

C-CLOWN releases teaser for “Shaking”!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 08:09 PM PDT

C-CLOWN has finally released their teaser for ‘Shaking‘!

The boys had released image teasers just a few days ago, but fans had the unfortunate mishaps. Lickily they do not seem to be hindering the group’s progress forward.

The MV teaser reveals precious little, mostly just silhouettes of the members, of the song. However, the group seems to be going for a less high energy and comical concept this time around.

Do you like this change, or prefer the colorful, zany concepts.

T-ara N4′s first group teaser + more solo photos

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 07:38 PM PDT

 

The above poster for T-ara‘s subunit T-ara N4 is the first complete group shot with the girls’ new edgier style.

The subunit consists of members Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Areum, and goes by the name ‘T-ara N4‘, which is a shortened form of ‘T-ara Brand New 4‘, signifying the transformation of the four members.

CCM told media outlets, “T-ara N4 has boldly left the style that T-ara has shown up to now and used flashy accessories and clothes to emphasize each member’s personality. They will also show a new performance style.

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.

Are you happy with the new transformations?

Stay tuned for more teasers and their debut happening on May 1st!

 

LOEN Entertainment releases HISTORY member Kim Si Hyung’s spirited ‘Real Dating Tip Book’ trailer

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 07:24 PM PDT

LOEN Entertainment revealed HISTORY member Kim Si Hyung a few days ago, and now he is giving fans dating tips through a new trailer.

To build anticipation for their first ever boy group, LOEN will be releasing a series of trailers titled, ‘Real Dating Tip Book’, which will presumably give out dating tips to the group’s bevy of teen fans.

First up, Kim Si Hyung is described as “a courageous man,” hence his version of the trailer is the “spirit version”. Additional trailers will be released every day with a new members.

LOEN said of the group, "HISTORY is an 'alternative group' that is not defined by a specific genre but rather by their passion for music. The group will go beyond the standard sound and performances and establish a new paradigm in K-pop."

All the members will be introduced one by one starting on the 15th, so be on the look out!

Did you learn any new dating tips from Kim Si Hyung?

Juniel turns into a redhead for her next album!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 06:59 PM PDT

Juniel has turned into a redhead for her newest album!

FNC Entertainment had shared the good news when they announced"Juniel will be making a comeback with a new album on the 25th. Juniel will show a 180 degree transformation from her previous image." She sure seems to have made that 180 degree transformation, as she went for a ‘funky girl’ image with her cherry colored hair and candy colored nails.

She usually had her brown hair down loosely, but she swished her hair up in a loose high ponytail, and went for a free, vintage look instead of her usual clean image.

She’ll be releasing her new song on the 25th. She’ll be making not just a physical change, but also a musical change. Juniel will be releasing a comeback event teaser on the 16th, so stay tuned!

Do you like her new, sassier look?

Tip: myjuniel

EXO-M add another trophy to their mantel, winning “Most Popular Band” at China’s ’13th Annual Billboard Music Festival’

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 06:07 PM PDT

The boys of EXO-M won the ‘Most Popular Band’ award at last night’s  ’13th Annual Billboard Music Festival‘.

On April 14th,  the 13th 'Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Annual Billboard Music Festival' aka '13th Billboard Music Festival' was held at Shenzhen Poly Theater in Nanshan District (Shenzhen, China). EXO-M were awarded the Most Popular Band” award for the second year in a row.

In addition to a great thank you speech after winning, EXO-M took to the stage performing, “Angel” and their hit track "MAMA". The group again wowed with their intriguing choreography and vocal talents.

EXO recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary and fans are eagerly waiting for their comeback. Check out clips from the show below,

Winning Award

Angel & MAMA

Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip!

[Over] allkpop Live: M.I.B ‘Money In The Building’ Comeback!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 05:43 PM PDT

UPDATE: We will upload the full interview real soon!

Busters are you ready?

Ladies and gentlemen let the countdown begin!

In less than two hours, M.I.B will be live on allkpop to answer fans' questions, plus chat about various topics!

With the boys entering the second week of promotions for their comeback song "Nod Along!", they wanted to meet with allkpop readers and fans!

M.I.B will be answering questions from the allkpop community, so if you have something to ask, make sure to do it on the allkpop LIVE page and also tweet them with the hashtag #allkpoplive !

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