Thursday, May 2, 2013

"‘Little Psy’ Hwang Min Woo requests a police investigation against antis who posted hate comments" plus 19 more

"‘Little Psy’ Hwang Min Woo requests a police investigation against antis who posted hate comments" plus 19 more


‘Little Psy’ Hwang Min Woo requests a police investigation against antis who posted hate comments

Posted: 02 May 2013 08:36 AM PDT

‘Little Psy’ Hwang Min Woo‘s label Star Zone Entertainment has requested an investigation against his antis.

The label announced, “We have requested an investigation against the netizens who wrote hate comments about Hwang Min Woo and intentionally froze the label’s homepage.” The label requested the investigation online on the 25th, and the Gangnam Police Station was on the case starting on the 26th.

According to the police, about 10 netizens that are allegedly members of ‘Ilgan Best’ froze the label’s homepage by posting an incredible amount of comments and overloading their server at around 7PM on the 23rd. Hwang Min Woo’s father is Korean and his mother is Vietnamese and these perpetrators left bigoted and racist comments on the label’s homepage.

The label will be taking legal measures against these antis after they gather additional evidence.

Source: News1

KBS upholds their ban on Psy’s “Gentleman” even after reconsideration

Posted: 02 May 2013 08:07 AM PDT

KBS has decided to maintain their ban on Psy‘s music video for “Gentleman“.

The broadcast station had decided to reevaluate the MV because of a flaw in the judging procedure. However, the committee decided to keep their decision that the MV was unsuitable for broadcast.

Back on April 18, only 3 out of the 7 judges were present for evaluation even though rules stated that there had to be 4 or more. For the reevaluation, a new head was appointed for the decision. Even though all 7 were present, all 7 agreed unanimously to uphold their decision.

KBS added, “If the problematic parts in the MV are edited, we will evaluate the music video again.

Nine Muses’ Eunji changes up for her hairstyle for “Wild”

Posted: 02 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Nine MusesEunji pulled out her “Wild” side for the leggy group’s upcoming album.

Nine Muses revealed her stunning new look on Twitter with the message: “#NineMuses #Wild. Eunji made a transformation with silver hair for her comeback! Are you looking forward to it? The song will finally be revealed on May 9th!” The photo looks like it was taken on the set of their upcoming MV.

Eunji’s short, silver bob will definitely make her stand out among the bevy of girl group members. How do you like her new look?

Stay tuned for the continuation of Nine Muses’ 'OH! 9 Project', which will roll out daily teasers until their comeback on May 9th!

Tip: japaneezgir

Who does Younha consider her biggest competition?

Posted: 02 May 2013 07:02 AM PDT

With her comeback, Younha revealed who she feels will become the biggest competition.

At the recent showcase for her mini-album ‘Just Listen‘, the singer addressed the upcoming rush of comebacks, saying, “Excluding myself, I’m nervous about everyone.” Though fans would disagree with her humble statement, Younha seems to be a bit nervous about all the talented competition.

She also revealed the comeback she’s most fearful of: “I’m not sure how the headlines will go out… I’ll say this knowing that I’ll be [criticized]. Lee Hyori sunbae is the most fierce competition. If you compared her to a planet, she’s like the sun. I’m really nervous, and I’m also looking forward to her album. It’s been a long time since she’s made a comeback, so I’m curious about what she’ll [be doing].”

“Please don’t say she’s my rival. I plan to do music that people can listen to at night to comfort themselves when they’re alone.”

Check out Younha’s MV for “The Real Reason We Broke Up” if you missed it.

Actor Shin Sung Rok and ‘Dancing With the Stars 3′s Kim Joo Won deny dating rumors

Posted: 02 May 2013 06:38 AM PDT

Actor Shin Sung Rok (31) and ballerina Kim Joo Won (35) recently found themselves in the middle of reports claiming they have been dating for the past ten months. Shin Sung Rok’s agency has come forward to deny these dating rumors.

Shin Sung Rok’s agency HB Entertainment stated, “Shin Sung Rok and Kim Joo Won are just close friends, they are not in a relationship. The two have been close since a long time ago and they are not dating. Can’t close friends go to concerts together?”

Shin Sung Rok is currently serving in the army and will be discharged in August, and Kim Joo Won is giving her expertise as a judge on ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘.

Lee Hyori becomes a bad girl for ’1st Look’

Posted: 02 May 2013 06:10 AM PDT

Lee Hyori transformed into a ‘bitter, sexy, bad’ woman for ’1st Look‘.

She unveiled an eye-catching pictorial with her smokey eye makeup, blond hair, sheer fashion, hot pants, nose and lip piercings, unique headbands, and more, pushing the conservative boundaries of style. As shown in her previous teasers, the singer continues on a black-and-white theme in this pictorial as well.

Lee Hyori is also taking on a monotone theme for her new album.

Big Bang’s Seungri gets close with Bambi the deer

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:46 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s Seungri seems to have a way with animals. He met Bambi in real-life and showed how he’s popular even among deer!

Seungri shared on his Instagram on the 1st, “Bambi’s Like me!” He also shared a hilarious proof shot of him holding food for the deer to eat, looking frightened as the deer approach him. The ‘Bambis’ seemed to like Seungri, but judging by how freaked out he looks, Seungri didn’t feel the same way.

Fans commented, “Seungri’s facial expression is priceless,” “But you’re scared of them,” and “You’re bigger than the deer, but you’re scared.”

Seungri is currently promoting in Japan as V.I.

Dal Shabet and 4men appointed as ambassadors for Miral Welfare Foundation

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:21 AM PDT

Dal Shabet and 4men have been appointed as ambassadors for the Miral Welfare Foundation.

Dal Shabet attended the ambassador commission ceremony at the Gangnam Vocational Rehabilitation Center on the 2nd. Dal Shabet and 4men were touched upon hearing about Miral Welfare Foundation’s ‘Raising Awareness Regarding Children With Disabilities Campaign’ and received the honor of helping those in need as ambassadors.

Dal Shabet and 4men have already begun conducting charity work for those with disabilities as well as created a ‘hope cake’ with disabled children.

Dal Shabet is currently gearing up for their comeback this June. 4men also showed their gratitude to fans through the release of their digital single album entitled, ‘Thank You‘.

Tip: mikicio

‘Man In Love’ vs. ‘Mandate of Heaven’: Which ‘Man’ wins?

Posted: 02 May 2013 04:36 AM PDT

The battle for the #1 Wednesday-Thursday drama has gotten more intense as MBC‘s ‘Man In Love‘ and KBS 2TV‘s ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ came in at a tie in viewer ratings.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the May 1st broadcast of ‘When A Man Loves’ achieved a 9.5% viewer rating, which was a 0.7% decrease from its previous viewer rating of 10.2%. The new historical drama ‘Mandate of Heaven’ also caught up with the leading drama and achieved a 9.5% viewer rating as well.

Considering that ‘Mandate of Heaven’ was able to catch up within the short span of three episodes thus far, viewers are left in suspense to find out who will win the ratings battle tomorrow night.

SBS‘ ‘All About My Romance‘ also achieved a 4.9% viewer rating, showing that there is still a devoted fan base for the drama.

Psy wins #1 on ‘M! Countdown’ + Performances from May 2nd!

Posted: 02 May 2013 04:07 AM PDT

Mnet's ‘M! Countdown‘ is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Hello Venus, Lyn, SECRET, SHINee, and 4minute made their comebacks, while Roy Kim and T-ara N4 debuted.

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

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

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T-ara N4 debut with “Countryside Life” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:52 AM PDT

T-ara N4 have debuted with "Countryside Life".

The subunit, which is a shortened form of 'T-ara Brand New 4', consists of members JiyeonEunjungHyomin, and Ahreum, and goes by the name 'T-araN4',  signifying the transformation of the four members.

Check out their debut performance below!

4minute come back with “What’s Your Name?” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:45 AM PDT

4minute is back with a vengeance with the new album 'Name is 4minute'!

With the album, the ladies answer the question, "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.

Check out their comeback performance!

SHINee ask “Why So Serious?” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:37 AM PDT

SHINee have returned with their latest title track "Why So Serious?"

Their third album's second half, '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.

Check out their comeback performance!

SECRET yells “YooHoo” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:33 AM PDT

SECRET have returned with "YooHoo", which has been topping music charts.

"YooHoo" is composed by the producing team Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum, who are also the masterminds behind the group's previous hit singles. SECRET teamed up with zanybros for their MV in Saipan, promising another video worth replaying over and over!

Check out their comeback performance, and don't forget about allkpop‘s exclusive autographed SECRET giveaway!

Roy Kim debuts with “Spring Spring Spring” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:27 AM PDT

Roy Kim is ready for the season with his new song, "Spring Spring Spring"!

He's composed the digital single himself. CJ E&M said, "You'll be able to see a new side to Roy Kim, who showed his potential as a singer-songwriter with 'Passing By' last year."

Check out his performance below!

Lyn returns with “Glass Heart” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:23 AM PDT

Lyn has revealed the first part of her 8th album, and has returned to perform in front of her fans live!

The album includes "Tonight" (ft. Baechigi, already pre-released here), "Glass Heart" (ft. B2ST's Junhyung), and "I Only Treated You Well". As always, Lyn impresses with her live vocals.

Check out her comeback stage below featuring VIXX's Ravi!

Hello Venus want to know “Do You Want Some Tea?” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:15 AM PDT

The beautiful ladies of Hello Venus have returned to ask you all "Do You Want Some Tea?" with the release of their mini-album and MV!

Their new title track is composed by the producing duo Iggy and Yongbae, who are also behind the hit songs Orange Caramel's "Lipstick" and Ailee's "Heaven". The song is a pop dance track with a sampling of the classic tune "Variation on the Kanon".

Check out their comeback below!

Ha Ji Won reveals she initially didn’t want to read the script for ‘Secret Garden’

Posted: 02 May 2013 02:51 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won revealed she went through a slump while filming one of her most successful dramas, ‘Secret Garden‘.

On the upcoming episode of SBS‘ ‘Thank You‘, Ha Ji Won, Lee Moon Sae, Suh Hee Tae, and Cha In Pyo were whisked off to a vacation in Namyangju, Gyeonggido, where Ha Ji Won spilled tears while opening up about her past hardships.

Ha Ji Won shared, “To be honest, when I first started filming ‘Secret Garden’, I didn’t even want to look at the script. On the first script reading day, I came without reading the script. The script didn’t catch my eye at all so I couldn’t read it. To that extent, I was unable to focus on ‘Secret Garden’ because it was a time when I had a lot of mental distractions,” making viewers relieved that she ended up sticking with the drama and filming memorable scenes in K-drama with Hyun Bin.

Watch Ha Ji Won share her full story on the 3rd at 11:20 PM KST!

2PM to hold a ‘Naver LINE’ chat session and invite 20 lucky fans on set

Posted: 02 May 2013 02:16 AM PDT

2PM will be talking and meeting with their fans through the Naver LINE chat session, titled ‘2PM IS BACK LINE Star Chatting & Invitation to the Set‘, just in time for their comeback!

The ‘beastly idols’ will catch up with HOTTESTs around the world through the virtual fan meeting, and 20 lucky fans will be invited to meet the boys on the set of the chat in Gangnam. Fans all over the world can enter the contest for an exclusive invite by sending your response to 2PM’s comeback teasers via email (nv_enter@naver.com), and applications will be accepted until the 5th. Twenty applicants will then be invited to see 2PM up close while they host their online chat.

2PM have even more goodies in store as they will listen to the wishes of the fans on set and hold fun events for fans to enjoy from their computer screen.

2PM are all ‘GROWN‘ up and will return on May 6!

Um Jung Hwa mentions how envious she is of her brother being married

Posted: 02 May 2013 01:51 AM PDT

Um Jung Hwa expressed how envious she is that her younger brother Um Tae Woong got married before her.

On the May 1st episode of SBS’One Night of TV Entertainment‘, the veteran pop artist was interviewed during the ‘Tell Us Your Wish‘ segment of the show.

When asked if she saw the photo of the meal Um Tae Woong’s wife prepared for him on his birthday, Um Jung Hwa answered, “Tae Woong sometimes takes pictures of the meals his wife prepares and sends them to me.”

She continued, “Yoon Hye Jin really prepares the meals nicely for her husband. Seeing how happy they are, I have the itch to get married now.” Then she added, “I think I am going to cry,” causing some laughter.

Um Jung Hwa ended the segment telling viewers, “If at times I come into your mind, please pray that I am able to get married.”

Hopefully, she’ll be hearing wedding bells soon!