Friday, May 17, 2013

"Shinhwa pose with their hoobaes Girls’ Generation, 2PM, and Nine Muses" plus 19 more

"Shinhwa pose with their hoobaes Girls’ Generation, 2PM, and Nine Muses" plus 19 more


Shinhwa pose with their hoobaes Girls’ Generation, 2PM, and Nine Muses

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:31 AM PDT

Shinhwa gifted their beloved hoobaes with the special versions of their 11th album ‘The Classic‘!

Girls’ Generation, 2PM, and Nine Muses all experienced the love backstage for the 700th episode special of KBS 2TV‘s Music Bank, and they were all smiles as they took photos together with the legendary group.

Girls’ Generation did the trademark ‘We are Shinhwa!’ pose as they held up their copies of the album with their Shinhwa sunbaes. The groups are close because many of the girls were young trainees while Shinhwa was still under SM Entertainment.

2PM not only got their own copies, but they had something to give Shinhwa as well! The two groups swapped albums, and Nichkhun even posted on his Twitter, “OMG ♥.♥ Hyung, thank you~~~ kekekekeke“.

Nine Muses also got a copy of the special album and they showed it off on their Twitter, writing, “We met the Shinhwa sunbaenims who came back with their 11th album ‘The Classic’! ‘This Love’ is so good! Nine Muses will work hard to become a long-lasting group like sunbaenims! Fighting!“.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Netizens discover conflicting statements on Jiyeon’s first kiss experience

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:01 AM PDT

Jiyeon is on the chopping block yet again for her conflicting statements.

Back on May 13, the four members of T-ara N4 were guests on Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘, and the girls received attention as they talked about their first kisses. On the episode, Jiyeon had shared, "I had my first kiss in my third year of junior high. I don’t remember well but I think he was an oppa."

However netizens have dug up a past statement from Jiyeon which conflicted with what she stated on Beatles Code. Back in May 2010, she appeared on ‘Strong Heart‘ and stated, “I shared my very first kiss with Yoo Seung Ho, my ideal type.” She shared a kiss with Yoo Seung Ho for a scene in the music video for the ironically titled, Lies. Jiyeon also revealed on the same show, “I was embarrassed during the kiss scene because Yoo Seung Ho’s face was right in front of mine. I was going to just pretend, but we did it for real because the director demanded it. It was the first kiss of my life. I really enjoyed it.

Some netizens who discovered this stated, “You’re not even that old. How can you not remember who your first kiss was with?“, “At a time like this, she should’ve been more careful“, and “Is anything she says the truth?“. Others came to Jiyeon’s defense and said, “It’s not strange for someone to not remember clearly“, and “She probably just got mixed up, she did say she didn’t remember well“.

Source: eToday, Osen via Nate, Star Today via Nate

2PM’s Taecyeon and Gui Gui go on their ‘We Got Married’ honeymoon on Jeju Island

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

2PM‘s Taecyeon and Gui Gui were whisked off to Jeju Island for a romantic honeymoon getaway on ‘We Got Married (World)‘.

On the upcoming episode, viewers will be able to see the couple enjoy their romantic vacation on Jeju Island as they have fun at the airport, beach, and hotel resort. Taecyeon and Gui Gui made fans jealous with their newlywed vibe as they cuddled up for a little PDA, wrote messages in the sand, and took tons of couple photos.

Taecyeon reflected on his time with Gui Gui, sharing, “The ocean, sand, and clouds in the sky were so beautiful as you can see in the photo. Gui Gui and I were also in the photo, and we were also very pretty.” Gui Gui commented, “It feels like we’ve grown from being friends to being a married couple.”

It definitely seems like the two have warmed up to each other. Watch what goes on during their honeymoon on the 19th at 11:30 PM KST!

INFINITE to pull a hidden camera prank on Sunggyu on ‘High Society’

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:02 AM PDT

INFINITE showed fellow member Sunggyu a little tough love during a recent filming of ‘Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society‘.

The members of INFINITE received the mission, “Fool Sunggyu and surprise him.” They then arrived at a penthouse, where they put their heads together in order to pull a hidden camera prank on their group’s leader. Sunggyu had no clue that his members were in the other room and had to guess who the mystery guests were.

Once Sunggyu was filled in on the prank, he shared, “There is no one I can trust in this world.” The others then eased up on Sunggyu and surprised him with a birthday cake, showing that they really do care.

Find out how the rest of INFINITE fool Sunggyu on the 18th at 7:35 PM KST!

Tip: infispirit

Brian proposes to actress Choi Ji Woo?

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:35 AM PDT

Brian revealed his ideal type as the actress with timeless beauty, Choi Ji Woo, and even sent her a proposal!

On the upcoming episode of Life N‘s ‘Ruby Slipper‘, Brian entered a coffee shop and noticed the many autographed mugs, sharing, “[The coffee shop] must have a lot of celebrity visitors.”

When he discovered Choi Ji Woo’s signature on a cup, Brian shared, “Choi Ji Woo is totally my ideal type. I’ve been a fan of her since high school.” When Kim Jun Hee joked, “We’re also celebrities, so why are you being like this. It makes me embarrassed.” Her comment didn’t seem to faze Brian, and he proposed to Choi Ji Woo right at that moment, saying to the camera, “What does it matter. She is my ideal type. Ji Woo, I will wait for you at the coffee shop. Let’s get married.”

Brian has been a busy bachelor with the launch of his own entertainment agency, B You Entertainment.

Let’s hope Choi Ji Woo is watching when Brian’s full proposal airs on the 17th at 11 PM KST!

Uhm Jung Hwa praises singer-turned-actors miss A’s Suzy and Seo In Guk

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT

miss A‘s Suzy and Seo In Guk have caught the eyes of veteran diva Uhm Jung Hwa, and she has nothing but good things to say about the two singer-turned-actors!

As a singer-turned-actor herself, Uhm Jung Hwa shared in an interview, “Early in my career, there were few people who were both singers and actors. Because I might get the response ‘Why is a singer acting?’, I purposely tried to be different. When I stood on stage as a singer, I would put on heavy makeup, wear a wig, or contact lenses. I intentionally tried to overdo it. But nowadays, it seems like the public readily accepts singers who also act.”

“Singers have a good foundation in expressing their emotions, so I think they also act well. There are a lot of singers in the entertainment industry who can act. Expressing emotions is important when acting, and in Suzy’s case, her portrayal of emotions is good. She naturally acts well. I also like Seo In Guk because he can act.”

Suzy is currently starring in the #1 Monday-Tuesday MBC drama ‘Book of the House of Gu‘, and Seo In Guk previously made a name for himself as an actor in the hit drama ‘Reply 1997‘.

Source: Newsen via Nate

Lee Seung Gi presents his classmates and professors with a feast for Teacher’s Day

Posted: 17 May 2013 05:25 AM PDT

Lee Seung Gi really does deserves every compliment he gets!

For Teacher’s Day in Korea, he wasn’t able to go to class because he was busy filming ‘Book of the House of Gu‘, which is currently the top drama in its time slot. So instead, he gifted the 50-60 Masters/Doctorates students and professors at the Dongguk University Culture Contents Graduate School a feast at a restaurant.

The school was delighted and said, “We didn’t have a separate event for Teacher’s Day at school, but we had our first event in years thanks to Lee Seung Gi. He prepared the highest quality food, and the manager stayed until the last person left and took care of everything.

This really is how top stars should be!

‘2PM is Back with Genie’ concert live stream on YouTube!

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:50 AM PDT

2PM are definitely making up for the long wait by treating fans to their live-stream concert, '2PM Is Back with Genie'!

The one-hour long concert begins on Friday, the 17th at 9PM KST at the M-Stage in Gangnam. 2PM will be performing their double title tracks, "Come Back When You Hear This Song" and "All Day I Think About You" ("Ha.Ni.Bbun") as well as their past hit songs and follow-up tracks from their new album. The boys will also perform Junho's self-composed song "Love Song".

Watch the live event below!

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Sweet Sorrow to cool you down this summer with their upcoming concert ’2013 Summer Viva’

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:14 AM PDT

Sweet Sorrow will give fans a summer they won’t forget with their upcoming concert ‘2013 Summer Viva‘!

The group unveiled a teaser poster that reveals the concert series will run from July 7-9th. Their agency Music&New stated, “As much as a lot of people are showing interest, everyone is sharing their ideas and working hard to prepare for it, so that the concert will be refreshing and fun.”

Fans in Korea will soon be able to grab their tickets on the 27th at 6 PM KST through Interpark. Stay tuned for more details on the sure-to-be exciting concert!

Performances from ‘Music Bank’ 700th episode special!

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:27 AM PDT

KBS' 'Music Bank' held its 700th episode special tonight, and it was yet another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances! The MCs for tonight's episode were 2AM's Jinwoon and Park Se Young.

Aside from the usual stages, 2PM, Seo In Young, and Shinhwa made their comebacks.

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The boys of 2PM have decided to spice things up with their latest hitAll Day I Think About You“.

Having completed an enormous amount of musical activities in Japan, the boys are back in Korea and more ready than ever after releasing their 3rd album, ‘GROWN‘. 2PM have returned tonight to continue promotions for their album as well as to melt the hearts of HOTTEST who’ve been waiting.

Check out 2PM’s steamy comeback stage below!

< Seo In Young >

Seo In Young shed her usual, diva image for her ballad "Let's Break Up".

The title track of her latest mini-album 'Forever Young' is a sorrowful ballad that expresses a woman's realization of her breakup. It was also revealed that the song brought several staff to tears, proving Seo In Young's ability to convey the emotions of the song.

Check out her comeback stage on 'Music Bank' below!

< Shinhwa >

The longest running idol group in K-pop, Shinhwa, have achieved another milestone with their 11th album 'The Classic'.

Their title track "This Love" features a trendy beat that will have music lovers grooving along. The group will also go where no idol has gone before with their 'voguing dance' choreography.

Check out their comeback stage on 'Music Bank' below!

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Performers tonight included Girls’ Generation, SHINee, K.Will, SECRET, 4minute, B1A4, Nine Muses, Ailee, Dynamic Duo, Simon D., and Rhythm Power.

Check out the performances below:

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How is Juniel connected to Yoo Jae Suk?

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:11 AM PDT

Juniel revealed her special connection with everyone’s favorite MC Yoo Jae Suk.

The singer filmed KBS 2TV‘s ‘Mamma Mia‘ with her mother recently, and her mom revealed that Juniel had performed with Yoo Jae Suk when she was just 6 years old. The two collaborated at singer Kim Kyung Ho‘s fan club ceremony, and she was the youngest person present at the event.

Yoo Jae Suk was the host, and he went along with Juniel, headbanging as she sang. Even though it was 15 years ago, his hosting skills weren’t any different, and he demanded that Kim Kyung Ho kiss Juniel’s cheek.

The episode will air on May 19th!

Shinhwa reveal the ‘dirty’ secret behind their group photos

Posted: 17 May 2013 02:35 AM PDT

Shinhwa revealed the secret to keeping their smiles during group photo shoots.

The six members were guests on ‘Happy Together 3‘, and the topic of pranks came up. The conversation took a rather strange turn when Junjin revealed, “We have a lot of albums, so we do a lot of album jacket filming. It’s easy to look charismatic, but it’s hard to smile when nothing’s funny.

Well, what’s a group to do when they have to smile? Junjin had the perfect solution: “If you could see our backs, all of our hands are groping each other’s butts.” The members very kindly demonstrated, and Andy added, “So if you see all our pictures, you’d expect us to have our hands in the front and have them comfortable. But everyone has at least one hand missing.

I guess that’s why you can only see one hand per member in this picture?

Choi Kang Hee almost quit acting to sell scarves?

Posted: 17 May 2013 01:55 AM PDT

Choi Kang Hee confessed that at one point she lacked so much confidence in her acting that she wanted to leave the industry altogether.

She was a guest on MBC FM4U‘s ‘FM Music City It’s Sung Si Kyung‘ on the 15th, and Sung Si Kyung asked her about how she controlled her emotions because he’d heard that it was hard as an actor to keep shifting emotions constantly.

Choi Kang Hee answered, “When it’s hard, it’s so bad you can’t even put it into words. I feel like I’m gone, but when I can’t even focus on the character, I feel so tired I think I’m going crazy. But acting is really fun.

He then asked her, “What do you think you would have done if you didn’t act?” Choi Kang Hee had quite a unique answer: “To be honest, I thought about giving up acting once. I thought that I was a bad actress, so I was tired of myself. I thought about what to do, and realized I didn’t know how to do anything. Since my face was already known, I thought about going to sell scarves overseas, and then realized I couldn’t speak English. Then I thought about becoming like a seeing-eye dog and guiding the blind.

Thankfully, she decided to stick with it in the end. She’s currently playing the role of Kang Mi Na, the main character of the movie ‘Mina Corner Store‘ that premiered on the 16th.

2PM and Seo In Young are all smiles after their comebacks on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 17 May 2013 01:21 AM PDT

2PM and Seo In Young both performed their comeback songs on the May 16th broadcast of ‘M! Countdown‘ and got together afterwards for a photo.

The idol group and singer had their dressing rooms right next to each other, so they had time to catch up with each other backstage. The artists are seen holding up each other’s albums, showing their friendly sunbae-hoobae relationship.

2PM made a hot comeback with their performances of “Suddenly“, “Come Back When You Hear This Song“, and “All Day I Think of You” (“A.D.T.O.Y.“) as did Seo In Young who belted out her vocal chops for a touching comeback stage with “Let’s Break Up“.

Did their comeback performances meet your expectations?

‘Monstar’ releases OST song “Past Days” by Junhyung, BTOB, & Ha Yeon Soo

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:40 AM PDT

B2ST's JunhyungBTOB, and Ha Yeon Soo have collaborated to reveal a special song for the viewers of their drama 'Monstar'!

Junhyung and BTOB's Minhyuk, Sungjae, Changsub, and Hyunsik, who star as members of the idol group 'Men In Black' in the drama, and Ha Yeon Soo, who plays Min Sae Yi, have lent their voices for the song "Past Days". This is actually a fresh modern interpretation of Yoo Jae Ha's original song.

"Past Days" is the opening song for the premiere of 'Monstar', so you’ll be hearing lot more of it through the show!

Girls’ Generation get goofy on the set of their “LOVE&GIRLS” PV

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:05 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation released the PV of their upcoming Japanese single “LOVE&GIRLS“, and ‘kid leader’ Taeyeon gave SONEs an extra treat with a few behind-the-scenes photos.

Taeyeon shared on her Instagram, “Happy! #Love&Girls,” with a snapshot of Tiffany, YoonA, and Jessica smiling at the camera, while Sunny and Taeyeon act silly.

She also treated fans to another adorable selca set with the caption, “Soshi pranksters;) Nanananana~,” letting fans witness Taeyeon’s hilarious transformation from a good girl into a bad one, while YoonA, Sunny, and Hyoyeon also bring smiles with their cute charms.

SONEs commented, “What are you doing Taeyeon, you wanna kill YoonA?”, “So cute”, and “Love&Girls”.

‘When A Man Loves’ continues its reign among the Weds-Thurs dramas

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:26 PM PDT

It’s always a tight battle for the crown for the #1 Wednesday-Thursday dramas and this week’s winner is… MBC‘s ‘When A Man Loves‘!

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the May 16th broadcast of ‘When A Man Loves’ achieved a 10.3% viewer rating which is a 1.2% increase from its previous viewer rating of 9.1%.

KBS 2TV‘s up and coming historical drama ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ has been going head-to-head with ‘When A Man Loves’ in the ratings department, but it fell short this week with a mere 8.7% viewer rating which is a 1.2% decrease from its previous viewer rating of 9.9%.

SBS‘ ‘All About My Romance‘ continues in third place with a 5.2% viewer rating which is a 0.8% increase from its very low viewer rating of 4.4%.

Which drama are you tuning in for every Wednesday and Thursday?

Psy brings the crowd to their feet with “Gentleman” on the finale of ‘American Idol’

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:52 PM PDT

Psy brought the house down with his performance on the finale of ‘American Idol‘ on the 16th!

‘American Idol’ invites some of the biggest names in the industry to its finale every year, and Psy was one of the artists to wrap up the season with his stage, and he did so in a big way as he brought the crowd and judges to their feet with his performance of “Gentleman”.

Try putting on your best ‘arrogant dance’ as you watch Psy’s performance below!

 

RaNia’s Di revealed to be recovering from surgery on her thigh

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:23 PM PDT

RaNia‘s Di put fans on the edge with news that she recently injured her thigh. But the group assured fans that Di is doing well after recovering from surgery.

RaNia notified fans on their official Facebook, “Hello. RaNia’s Di injured her thigh on stage during a schedule. Due to an infection, she is currently recovering after a simple surgery to remove the infection. The surgery is not serious and they say it was successful so fans don’t have to worry too much. We ask that you cheer on Di and wish her a speedy recovery. Thank you.”

They also posted an English version, which you can check out below.

 

We wish Di a safe and speedy recovery!

 

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

 

Roo’ra’s Chae Ri Na and baseball player Park Yong Geun go public with their relationship

Posted: 16 May 2013 09:50 PM PDT

Singer Chae Ri Na (35) (Roo’ra member) and baseball player for the LG TwinsPark Yong Geun (29) went public with their relationship!

Chae Ri Na confirmed the dating rumors stating, “Park Yong Geun and I are dating well. We supported each other through difficult times and became a source of strength for each other. But as mentioned in the rumors, we haven’t been dating since last July. We began to have fond feelings for each other around the time that Park Yong Geun was released from the hospital and was recovering. We started dating since January of this year so we’ve been dating for around five months.”

“There was a lot of shock since it was after he underwent such a big accident. So we were careful about our relationship. As much as we helped each other through our pain, we hope that you look over us fondly.”

Chae Ri Na was previously at a restaurant in Seoul with COOL‘s Yuri, Park Yong Geun, Kim Sung Soo, and more, when Kim Sung Soo’s ex-wife was stabbed and died immediately. Yuri was falsely reported to have passed away at the time, and it was later confirmed that the woman who died was Kim Sung Soo’s ex-wife, Ms. Kang. During this accident, Park Yong Geun also received a serious injury and underwent surgery. Chae Ri Na and Park Yong Geun were able to be of support to each other throughout Park Yong Geun’s recovery and now they are happily dating!

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate