Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Psy and G-Dragon to collaborate with Jaden and Will Smith?" plus 19 more

"Psy and G-Dragon to collaborate with Jaden and Will Smith?" plus 19 more

Psy and G-Dragon to collaborate with Jaden and Will Smith?

Posted: 07 May 2013 09:05 AM PDT

Will Smith and Jaden Smith to be featured on an YG Entertainment album? It appears that it could be in the works.

On May 7, during the ‘After Earth‘ press conference held at the Seoul Yeouido Conrad Hotel, Will Smith was asked, “In Korea, celebrities usually make a promise in hopes that their movies will be successful. Will you promise to do something if ‘After Earth’ is successful?“. Will Smith answered, “If this movie is successful in Korea, I may do a song with Psy. If it’s HUGE, I’ll do a record with Psy… So if we have success then we’re gonna come back to Korea and go to YG Entertainment and make 2 records… or one big record with our family and the YG Family.” He even sung a part of “Gentleman” during his answer.

The media members cheered at his promise, and he joked that it had to do very well, shouting, “It better be a big hit in Korea!” When the focus was shifted to Jaden Smith, he gave a lot of thought to his promise, and his father joked, “Get out of my house and become independent“. Finally, Jaden decided, “I’ll do a song with G-Dragon.”

As the pair had visited YG Entertainment in their studio, the collaboration doesn’t seem too far fetched. What do you think the collaboration would sound like?

Taecyeon thanks fans with a song for staying with them throughout “The Wait”

Posted: 07 May 2013 08:36 AM PDT

2PM‘s Taecyeon gave his fans a special gift.

He uploaded a song, titled “The Wait“, onto 2PM‘s official fancafe. Along with the song, he wrote to his fans, “I’m giving this to only you guys for the first time in a while. Thank you for waiting for us~“.

The song is a quiet, slow song where Taecyeon narrates quietly in the background. He thanks his fans for patiently waiting, and says that they’ve grown from boys to men. Check out the song below!

Tip: widy

B.A.P touch down in Los Angeles for their ‘Live on Earth’ tour

Posted: 07 May 2013 08:01 AM PDT

BABYs, get ready because B.A.P is ready to start their ‘Live On Earth‘ tour!

Los Angeles is the first stop for their Pacific tour, starting off in the United States, and then moving onward to Japan and other countries. The boys touched ground in Los Angeles yesterday, and Bang Yong Guk let his fans know by tweeting a fantaken photo and writing,

Daehyun also tweeted a photo of himself and Zelo in the bus on the way to their hotel, writing, “We arrived in USA~! Fans, thank you for coming to see us hehe!!“.

Of course, the boys have to get used to the time difference and also explore the city. What better way to adjust yourself than by going shopping?

Yes, shopping. It looks like the first thing Himchan and Bang Yong Guk purchased were sneakers and hats. Himchan posted the photo up onto his Instagram, writing, “Bbang-Chan #LA #shopping“.

The boys are set to perform in Los Angeles on May 7, in San Francisco on May 10, in Washington D.C. on May 14, and in New York City on May 17.

Tip: babymatoki

Psy talks to Beyonce about “Single Ladies” at the Met Gala

Posted: 07 May 2013 07:28 AM PDT

Psy was invited to the annual costume ball in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Gala otherwise known as the ‘party of the year’ on May 6 and brushed shoulders with Beyonce and other stars!

Psy tweeted,

Psy also met Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow!

And her husband Chris Martin,

Psy previously performed his hilarious cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” wearing a leotard and all during his ‘HAPPENING‘ concert on April 14.

Netizens commented, “Psy finally met Beyonce. I wonder what they talked about?”, “Does Beyonce know about his ‘Single Ladies’ cover?”, and “I feel very proud of Psy.”

Lee Hyori to kick off comeback activities with ‘Lee Hyori Comeback Show’

Posted: 07 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Lee Hyori returned to her K-pop throne with the pre-released track “Miss Korea” and will continue on with her upcoming comeback activities through the ‘Lee Hyori Comeback Show‘ (working title).

Her agency B2M Entertainment stated, “The staff of cable channel ‘Mnet‘ have set a date for the ‘Lee Hyori Comeback Show’ for the 22nd. We are currently discussing the specific details concerning the show and the filming schedule. Through this comeback show, Lee Hyori will begin her broadcast activities for her 5th album.”

Lee Hyori is planned to film the comeback show on the 14th and 15th, and will perform her pre-released track “Miss Korea” as well as other songs from her 5th album for the first time.

The diva, who has already scored an all-kill on music charts, will release her full 5th album on the 21st!

Former A Pink member Yookyung’s father fires back at A Cube Entertainment

Posted: 07 May 2013 05:44 AM PDT

Yookyung's father has once again fired back at his daughter’s former label A Cube Entertainment, stating that her departure from A- Pink did not happen the way the agency insists and leaving a warning that he will reveal the process of how they had come to sign the agreement.

If you remember, the situation was left off last time with Yookyung’s father asking fans to help his daughter gain an apology from the agency and be restored to her position. A Cube Entertainment had tried to sweep all the rumors surrounding the departure under the rug when they denied Yookyung’s father’s claims, emphasizing that her leave was agreed upon by the former member and her parents.

After a few days of silence, Yookyung’s father took to his twitter, writing, “Again, they used the media play about Yookyung having discussed this with her mother.. If they had simply apologized and asked us to hold back for the sake of the other A Pink members, we could have… I guess I will have to write about the process that took place in the signing of the negotiation.”

“Early last year, Yookyung went through much emotional stress due to the ‘rich daughter media play’ but she endured it for it helped get A Pink’s name out there. They even did media play about how this was a case of her getting what she wanted and abandoning ship…” said Yookyung’s father in reference to A Cube’s press releases about her deciding to leave the group on her own to pursue an ordinary life and attend college.

When contacted about the latest tweets, A Cube commented, “The company’s position is the same as last time when we revealed our official statement… There is nothing else to say. It’s the truth that [Yookyung] left after settling on an agreement, and we have no intention to bring her back in.”

Source: TVDaily, Seoul Paper, Mydaily


Akdong Musician lend their voices for Jung Woo Sung’s short film entry for ‘My S4 Story’

Posted: 07 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Akdong Musician will be singing the OST for Jung Woo Sung‘s entry for ‘My S4 Story‘!

Jung Woo Sung, Kim Nam Gil, Yang Ik Joon, and Goo Hye Sun all became directors for the ‘My S4 Story’ project, where the four actors directed movies filmed with smartphone Galaxy S4 by Samsung.

Jung Woo Sung named his movie ‘4-rang‘ (a play on the Korean word sarang or love, as ’4′ is pronounced ‘sa’. Since ‘rang‘ can mean ‘with’, the title can also be interpreted to mean ‘with 4′). He told the story of the innocent first love of teens, and Akdong Musician helped out by lending their voices for the OST of the short film.

At the press conference held at the Seoul Gangnam CGV, Jung Woo Jung revealed a video shout out by the pair, who said, “We really wanted to go to the press conference, too, but since we’re in Mongolia right now, we’re greeting you like this.

There is no word yet on if or when the OST song will be officially released.

Lee Seung Gi devours chicken during ‘Book of the House of Gu’

Posted: 07 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Lee Seung Gi showed fans that you’ve got to really dig in to enjoy chicken to the fullest.

Book of the House of Gu‘ released still cuts of the actor devouring a chicken meal during one of the filming sessions. Since the singer-turned-actor had lost weight and had been strictly maintaining his diet to accurately portray his character on set, he seems to have been glad to take this opportunity to feast.

As soon as filming started, he gripped the chicken pieces in his hands and started to eat away, which made the filming staff hungry according to those on set.

PD Park Tae Young said, “Lee Seung Gi is doing his best no matter which scene. Because of the delicious way he ate his food, the entire set had fun. He’s a source of energy that gives laughter everywhere.

Are you enjoying this drama?

Go Jun Hee and Lee Hee Jun become bride and groom?

Posted: 07 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Actress Go Jun Hee seems to have become the bride of a man other than Jinwoon!

Go Jun Hee shared on her me2day, “The first filming of ‘The Night Before the Wedding‘. ‘The Night Before the Wedding’ fighting”, with BTS snapshots from her wedding pictorial for the upcoming film. Go Jun Hee was spotted holding hands with Lee Hee Jun, who seems quite happy to have the actress as his wife.

‘The Night Before the Wedding’ will be directed by Hong Ji Young and centers around four couples and the struggles they face the week leading up to their wedding. 2PM‘s Taecyeon, JOO, Lee Yeon HeeKim Kang WooKim Hyo JinJoo Ji Hoon, and Ma Dong Suk will also star in the film which is slated for release later this year.

Let’s wait to find out what Jinwoon might have to say after seeing these photos in a future episode of ‘We Got Married‘!

2PM to respond to your questions through ‘Ask In A Box’

Posted: 07 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT

2PM has been making up for their two-year hiatus with plenty of goodies and now has another treat to spoil you!

2PM will team up with music service site Melon and for their ‘Ask In A Box‘ series, in which they’ll personally answer the questions that fans ask! You can leave questions for 2PM on their official Facebook page from the 6th-8th KST. If your question is chosen, the handsome men of 2PM will be giving you the answer you’ve been wanting to know through the ‘Ask In A Box’ video released onLoen‘s YouTube channel.

Several lucky fans who download 2PM’s new album on Melon from the 6th-19th will also be selected to receive a signed CD from 2PM as well!

2PM will release their physical album on the 13th and unveil their second title track later this week!

[Spoiler] f(x)’s Krystal fluffs her feathers for ‘Project Runway Korea Allstar’

Posted: 07 May 2013 03:30 AM PDT

f(x)‘s Krystal had fans taking a second look as she stunned in an eye catching feather dress for ’Project Runway Korea All Star‘.

Krystal recently featured as a guest judge on the show and donned the feather dress designed by contestant Lee Myung Shin, who won Krystal’s challenge.

Krystal fell in love with the winner’s dress, and complimented Lee Myung Shin, sharing, “The yellow feathers on the chest area of the dress and the corset detailing are very beautiful. I was able to shoot a pretty pictorial because of you.”

Another judge added, “The silhouette is very beautiful. It must have been hard to make the dress using only feathers. But because you were able to pay attention to the finest details you made a dress with outstanding quality.”

Check out Krystal’s feathery transformation!

Tip: Erica

4men invite their mentor Yoon Min Soo to upcoming concert for a special performance

Posted: 07 May 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Dad! Where Are You Going?‘s most popular dad, Yoon Min Soo, will show support as the producer and mentor of 4men by performing at their upcoming concert series, ‘2013 4men Concert: I'll Let You Listen‘.

The group will be kicking off their concert series at the Yonsei 100th Memorial Hall in Seoul on May 17th-19th, Daejeon on May 25th-26th, Busan on June 1st, and finally in Daegu on the 8th.

Yoon Min Soo will also collaborate with 4men on stage as well as sing his group Vibe‘s new single, “I Want to Meet You At Least Once.”

4men’s reps stated, “Even in the middle of Yoon Min Soo’s new album release and busy filming schedule for popular TV show, ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’, Yoon Min Soo has decided to feature as a guest on stage for 4men’s concert. It will be a charming and beautiful performance.”

4men will step out of their hiatus with new single “Propose Song” from their upcoming album ‘Thank You‘ on the 8th as well, so stay tuned!


IU updates her fan cafe with a message of thanks for her fans

Posted: 07 May 2013 02:30 AM PDT

IU had a lot of things to say as she caught up with fans with a new post on her fan cafe in five months.

IU took to her fan cafe to thank fans for the early birthday presents including a food cart for the cast and staff of ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘.

“As I filmed the 19th and 20th episodes yesterday and today thinking about how we already made it halfway through, and feeling somewhat exhausted, you surprised me with gifts and I was really touched. I was unable to update you on ‘From. IU’ for a very long time. I was going to write a post around my birthday, but I was surprised with early birthday presents from fans, so I’m quickly writing a post to thank you. Although I have a lot of things to say, please wait a little longer until the 16th.”

She continued, “There were a lot of sad scenes yesterday and today so I was a bit tired. But with strength from the galbitang (meat stew), I am even fighting through the filming of the night scene. I have to go film another crying scene now. I was really going to write a short post but why do I keep wanting to write more. I will come back here on the 16th so just get a taste of what it’ll be like as of now! Ah! I feel really strengthened!”

Since IU is well known to be active in communicating with her fans on her fan cafe, her 5-month absence seems to have felt even longer than it actually was to her devoted fans, who left comments like “It’s nice to hear from you, how long has it been?” and “‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’ fighting!”

IU will return with another post on her birthday, the 16th, so make sure to take a peek on the fan cafe for her update!


Tip: Annie

LC9 voluntarily reports their MV as having a rating of 19+

Posted: 07 May 2013 02:00 AM PDT

Idol group LC9, who garnered attention even before their debut for being called the male version of Brown Eyed Girls, has voluntarily reported their music video debut track ‘MaMa Beat‘ as rated 19+.

In most cases, the 19+ rating is dealt out after a review process by various boards. However, LC9, aware that they’ll most likely be dealt this rating, has voluntarily reported the video themselves before the review.

A staff member at Nega Network said, “The music video contains violent scenes so we thought it best to voluntarily report it as suitable for only 19+.

We saw a glimpse at some of the scenes in question through the MV teaser revealed earlier, which you can check out here, but judging by the still cuts revealed above, there seem to be even more action-packed scenes to come.


Chansung asks HOTTESTs to look forward to 2PM’s second title track

Posted: 07 May 2013 01:30 AM PDT

It may still seem surreal to many HOTTESTs but 2PM made their long awaited comeback with ‘GROWN. However, the comeback process isn’t yet complete as there is one more track to be revealed, and Chansung is asking fans to wait a little longer for the release of “All Day I Think of You“!

Chansung shared on his Twitter a series of tweets:

“Come back when you hear this song..! It's the run-up to our album. There is still one more song left. ‘All Day I Think of You’ (‘HaNi.Bbun’)!!!! Everyone, there still hasn’t been one title track released~~~! Eum ha ha ha Please look forward to it!! Honestly, we are also anticipating it!!

“The fans who came to our comeback show ’2PM Returns’ all know what the stage for ‘All Day I Think of You’ is like, right..?  Your lips must be itching to reveal it but are holding it in very well.. kekeke I’m also getting itchy so I scratched myself.. kekeke”

“Although there are people who saw the ‘All Day I Think of You’ stage, there hasn’t been anyone who saw the music video right..? A new world will open up.. Hahaha, to the point where you won’t be able to keep your mouths closed..? Get excited Euh hee.”

So HOTTESTs, are you ready for this ‘new world to open up’? You better be because 2PM will unleash their 2nd title track “All Day I Think of You” towards the end of this week!


Tip: Monique

Clazziquai is the top K-Pop act selected by experts in ‘KPOPULOUS’!

Posted: 07 May 2013 01:00 AM PDT

KPOPULOUS is back with Season 2!

It's no secret that we all have our own favorite music acts, but do you ever wonder who the music experts believe to be the top acts in K-Pop today?

That's where 'KPOPULOUS' comes in. 'KPOPULOUS' is a segment that is aired through Arirang TV's 'Pops in Seoul' every week to bring you a fresh look at different acts in K-Pop.

Ten experts from various fields that represent the Korean music industry come together to share their favorite music acts each week through 'KPOPULOUS'. Not only will you get to see exclusive interviews with the artists, they'll all be in English as well!

Check out the episode featuring Classiquai, and stay tuned as allkpop updates you with a fresh episode of 'KPOPULOUS'!

Actor Yoo Ah In is more comfortable around older women than younger women?

Posted: 07 May 2013 12:30 AM PDT

Actor Yoo Ah In had  fans across the world doing a happy dance when he revealed how comfortable he is with older women.

The May 7th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Good Morning‘ featured a ‘Jang Ok Jung‘ special and took viewers to the drama set where Yoo Ah In was asked, “Isn’t it more comfortable to act alongside noonas?”, referring to his on-screen romance with Kim Tae Hee (who is 6 years older).

Yoo Ah In shared, “I am always more comfortable with noonas. If there are people who are younger, I have to take care of them and there is also some difficulty when acting with younger women. Because I am still young myself, I am more comfortable with noonas.”

Catch Yoo Ah In and Kim Tae Hee’s chemistry on ‘Jang Ok Jung’ every Monday and Tuesday!

Kim Soo Hyun to hold his first official fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 06 May 2013 11:46 PM PDT

One of the hottest actors these days, Kim Soo Hyun, will hold his first official fan meeting in Japan!

Kim Soo Hyun will meet his Japanese fans at the Shibuya Public Hall on June 30th to celebrate the anniversary of his official Japanese fan club. Although he’s visited the country as part of a promotional event for his past dramas, this will be his first solo fan meet event.

A representative revealed, “Kim Soo Hyun was recently chosen as the most popular Hallyu actor of the new generation in Japan. His drama ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun‘, which is airing on Japan’s NHK channel, is receiving a lot of attention. As his film ‘The Thieves‘ awaits its premiere in Japan in June, we anticipate the Japanese public’s interest in Kim Soo Hyun to become even hotter.”

Meanwhile, Kim Soo Hyun’s upcoming film ‘Secretly and Greatly‘ (‘Covertness‘) will premiere on June 5th in Korea. It has also been revealed that the actor plans to reach out to even more international fans by continuing on with events overseas so stay tuned for your chance that may come one day!

B1A4 asks you “What’s Going On?” with the release of their MV

Posted: 06 May 2013 11:19 PM PDT

B1A4 has followed up their mini album release with the MV for ”What's Going On?” (or “What’s Happening?“).

The album was made available for download online previously, but only hit the shelves today in Korea (May 7th). To commemorate the official release, the music video is finally here featuring the lovable members!

Take a look below as the members ask you “What’s Going On?”!

John Park and Lee Juk team up for faux-documentary ‘Juk of Broadcast’

Posted: 06 May 2013 11:13 PM PDT

Talented vocalists Lee Juk and John Park will be teaming up for Mnet‘s new show ‘Juk of Broadcast‘ (‘Juk of Broadcast’ is a play off of Lee Juk’s name and can also mean ‘Enemy of Broadcast’ as ‘juk’ alone can mean ‘enemy’).

‘Juk of Broadcast’ is a faux-documentary that centers around the making process of Lee Juk’s music talk show ‘Lee Juk Show‘. Park Jun Su PD will be directing this faux-documentary.

As the singer’s close friend, John Park will join his respected sunbae Lee Juk to talk to guests and share music and stories on this new program broadcasting on the 29th at 11PM KST.