Saturday, May 4, 2013

"SPICA make their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"SPICA make their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more


SPICA make their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 04 May 2013 09:00 AM PDT

SPICA transformed Lee Moon Sae‘s “[Into the Deep Night]” into a vibrant, girl group dance song on the May 4th installment of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

The girls made their first appearance on the show and it didn’t take long for them to perform as they selected to be the first performers of the night. The girls stated, “It’s more nerve-racking than our debut; even more so because it’s our first appearance. We prepared this stage with a lot of joy, so we hope you enjoy it with us.”

SPICA started out slow, and then flipped the song 180 degrees. Despite their lively performance, Kim Tae Woo took home the final win.

2NE1 ‘Drop it like it’s Hot’ with Snoop Dogg for ‘Unite All Originals Live’ concert

Posted: 04 May 2013 08:08 AM PDT

It was previously announced that 2NE1 would be standing on the same stage as Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion during his first concert in Korea, and fans were finally able to see the idol group and hip hop superstar perform together!

Snoop Dogg held his first ever concert in Korea, ‘Unite All Originals Live with Snoop Dogg‘, on May 4 at the Olympic Park in Seoul. While Snoop Dogg was performing his hit song “Drop It Like It’s Hot“, 2NE1 entered the stage and performed with Snoop Dogg himself.

Snoop Dogg also brought the house down with his performances of “Here Comes the King“, “Gin and Juice“, “Nothing But A G’ Thang“, “I Wanna Love You“, “The Next Episode“, “Signs“, and more. Korean hip hop duo The Airplane Boys and DJ crew DDND MVMT also represented Korea as they opened up the concert.

miss A‘s Min also came to watch Snoop Dogg perform and posted a video from the concert! It appears Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun attended the concert as she’s briefly featured in Min’s Vine video.

Image(s): @Originals_KR + Dispatch.

T-ara N4 talk about their competition

Posted: 04 May 2013 07:29 AM PDT

May has been the month of girl group comebacks, and T-ara N4 revealed they’re ready to take on the competition during a recent interview.

T-ara N4 shared, “As T-ara’s first subunit, we prepared a lot. Maybe because we were really nervous, we have a lot of regrets concerning our debut stage. But since our debut single ‘Countryside Life‘ features traditional music, we think a lot of adults listened to it and like it. We practice hard, so we hope that people of all ages can enjoy our music. We will become a T-ara N4 who works harder.”

When asked about their rivalry with 4minute and SECRET, the group shared, “It feels good that we have the opportunity to promote with our sunbae groups 4minute and SECRET. Even back in 2009 when we made our debut, rather than competing with other groups, we worked together and focused on improving. We hope to win-win together, so that girl groups can be more of strong force in the entertainment industry.”

T-ara N4, SECRET and 4minute – Which girl group’s comeback stage did you like the most? Check out how the poll is going here!

Source: Donga via Nate

What does Super Junior eat for breakfast?

Posted: 04 May 2013 06:52 AM PDT

Super Junior, who recently came back from their South American tour as superheroes, revealed what superheroes like them eat for breakfast!

Ryeowook shared on his Twitter, “A common breakfast meal among idols kekekeke Good morning~ Donghae hyung and even Kangin hyung are all awake. I will eat well^^.” His photo shows fans the traditional Korean breakfast, which includes a bowl of rice, soybean paste stew, and side dishes, that he normally eats.

He was also shocked to see so many eggs in his fridge. “When it turns 8 o’clock, I wake up;;; Ah oh ㅠㅠ Because I’m hungry, I went to the kitchen half-asleep.. I was shocked ㅠ Ahk~! What is this kekekekekeke white eggs^^; Seeing how really shocked I was… I laughed out loud by myself >< It’s interesting.”

ELF commented, “Ryeowook eats well~. Do you prepare meals for your hyungs too?” and “It looks delicious! Eat together.”

Seo In Guk reveals he hasn’t seen his father in a year on ‘I Live Alone’

Posted: 04 May 2013 06:12 AM PDT

Seo In Guk revealed how much he misses his father after not being able to see him for a year.

On the May 3rd broadcast of MBC‘s ‘I Live Alone‘, Seo In Guk went fishing by himself and recalled his childhood, sharing, “When I was little, I remember going to the seashore with my father and fishing together. My father told me to throw the fishing rod in, and the feeling of throwing it was unforgettable.”

The singer also revealed how his father didn’t approve of him becoming a singer. “My father disapproved of me becoming a singer, so my mother and I both lied, telling him that I was attending a health club when I really attended a music academy. I think my father knew, but was just pretending like he didn’t know.”

“It’s been a year since I’ve seen my father. Next time, I should bring him here. I should ask him to teach me how to fish again.”

Let’s hope Seo In Guk gets some father-son time soon!

[Spoilers] IU makes her transformation on ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 04 May 2013 05:35 AM PDT

IU‘s character finally made her transformation on ’You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘.

Soon Shin (IU) went from drab to fab in a white, lace dress. Jun Ho (Jo Jung Suk), Young Hoon (Lee Ji Hoon), and Jae Bum (Choi Kang Won) are seen staring at her in satisfaction at the transformation, making it clear that the ‘star making project’ did succeed.

The staff commented on her beauty, “You look like a doll walking around,” to which IU wittily replied, “I shouldn’t go to the bathroom today.”

Catch IU on ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’ on KBS2TV every Saturday and Sunday!

Hyun Bin becomes ‘that man’ for 18,000 fans during his Asia tour

Posted: 04 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Hyun Bin became ‘that man’ for 18,000 fans during his six-city fan meeting tour across Asia.

The handsome actor kicked off his tour in Taiwan back in March, successfully concluding in Guangzhou, China on the 4th. He visited fans in six cities in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and more, and received a warm welcome from fans who missed him during the past two years.

Hyun Bin’s agency also revealed the possibility of an encore tour, stating, “There are a lot of countries that are showing endless interest in Hyun Bin. Because the response is good, there are countries that are sending in requests for an encore, so his reps are currently discussing possible dates. We are currently reviewing the schedule. Because Hyun Bin’s hiatus due to his enlistment was not short, he tried to get even closer with his fans. He performed several songs and opened up with an honest talk with fans.”

He’ll begin filming for his first historical film ‘The King’s Wrath‘ in August.

Vibe celebrate their all-kill on charts with paper cranes

Posted: 04 May 2013 04:25 AM PDT

Vibe celebrated their all-kill on charts by folding paper cranes!

Yoon Min Soo, who many of you know and love as Yoon Hoo's father on 'Dad! Where Are You Going?', reunited with Ryu Jae Hyun to make a return with their 5th album 'Organic Sound'.

On the 3rd, "I Want to Meet You at Least Once" ranked #1 on all nine major music charts, including Mnet, Bugs, Melon, Monkey3, Soribada, Naver Music, Daum Music, Olleh Music, and Cyworld music real-time charts.

To celebrate, the group took to their label’s Twiter to write, “To celebrate being 1st place on all sites~! Vibe thanks you with a photo~ May 15th!!! Vibe will come back with real music that is sadder and more beautiful. Please look forward to it!!!“. The two men seem to be folding cranes, perhaps to wish to do well on their song. It looks like their wish came true!

"I Want to Meet You at Least Once" was composed and written by Ryu Jae Hyun and expresses the feelings of hate and longing for a past lover.

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

Posted: 04 May 2013 03:50 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!

‘Laws of the Jungle’ keeps going strong in the jungle of viewer ratings

Posted: 04 May 2013 03:42 AM PDT

Laws of the Jungle‘ has been going strong just like its cast in the jungle.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the May 3rd broadcast of ‘Laws of the Jungle’ achieved an impressive viewer rating of 15.8% which is a 0.5% increase from its viewer rating of 15.3% last week. This episode was a continuation of the team’s adventure in New Zealand, and it definitely kept viewers’ eyes glued to the screen with their encounters with wildlife.

MBC‘s ‘Dancing With the Stars 3‘ also featured Fei‘s win with an emotional performance for her mother and Hyoyeon‘s return, but it only garnered a 7.7% viewer rating. KBS 2TV‘s ‘VJ Special Forces‘ was also in the single digit rating department with a 8.7% viewer rating.

Actor Yoo Yun Suk reveals the celebrity lifestyle isn’t as glamorous as it seems

Posted: 04 May 2013 03:02 AM PDT

Actor Yoo Yun Suk revealed the truth about the celebrity lifestyle, explaining that celebrities are human just like everyone else.

On the latest SBS‘ ‘Incarnation‘, Yoo Yun Suk shared a story of how he broke his girlfriend’s fantasy about celebrities. Yoo Yun Suk shared, “My ex-girlfriend didn’t take into [account the reality of things well]. I think my ex-girlfriend had a fantasy about celebrities. She would tell me, ‘Oppa, you have a lot of productions, so don’t you make a lot of money?’ That is why I told her, ‘All that glitters is not gold.’”

“I dated her for over a year. I would always feel pressured when we met up, and [things didn't work out]. I drank alcohol, and because I’m an actor, my emotions easily escalated. I began to act in front of my girlfriend. I spilled tears while telling her, ‘To be honest, I’m in debt. My bank account is in the red. But I use it all up for you. Because I love you.’ Once I did that, she started to [become more realistic].”

Cho Yong Pil wins #1 on ‘Music Core’ + Performances from May 4th!

Posted: 04 May 2013 02:23 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by SHINee's Minho, Kim So Hyun, and Noh Hong Chul, who displayed their fun and dorky personalities just for the viewers.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, SECRET and Hello Venus held their comeback stages, while T-ara N4 and Roy Kim debuted!

MBC has introduced a brand new ranking system for 'Music Core', and Cho Yong Pil and Psy battled for #1 on the charts. After much anticipation, Cho Yong Pil clinched #1 with "Bounce"!

Congratulations to Cho Yong Pil!

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Roy Kim debuts with “Spring Spring Spring” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 04 May 2013 01:57 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!

T-ara N4 debut with “Countryside Life” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 04 May 2013 01:41 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.

Having performed a successful stage yesterday, the girls have returned once more. Check it out below!

SECRET shout “YooHoo” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 04 May 2013 01:35 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 (which includes "Only U") below!

T-ara N4 to perform on ‘Dream Concert’ stage with 30-member samulnori band

Posted: 04 May 2013 01:21 AM PDT

T-ara N4 will stand on the ‘Dream Concert‘ stage with a 30-member samulnori (traditional percussion music from Korea) band for a very special collaboration between new and old.

Because their song “Countryside Life” is a fusion of electronic hip hop and traditional Korean percussion, Core Contents Media decided to bring on a 30-member samulnori band onto the stage. They revealed, “‘Countryside Life’ is a song that crosses over electronic hip hop and Korean instruments, such as taepyungso, gayageum, kkwaengwari, janggo, and daegeum. They’ll be filling up their stage with a samulnori team on the 11th at the ‘2013 Dream Concert‘.

Sounds like an amazing collaboration. Are you looking forward to their performance?

Kim Sung Joo of ‘Dad! Where are You Going?’ puts Yoon Min Soo in a sticky situation?

Posted: 04 May 2013 12:40 AM PDT

Yoon Min Soo shared that he was caught in a sticky situation because of his ‘Dad! Where are You Going?‘ co-star Kim Sung Joo.

Yoon Min Soo appeared on the May 1st episode of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, where he revealed Kim Sung Joo promised to donate his entire paycheck for a ramen commercial they filmed together. He stated, “I think that you shouldn’t show people you are donating, but you should do it quietly.” He then quickly apologized to Kim Sung Joo, saying, “I’m sorry,” causing much laughter.

After appearing on the hit show ‘Dad! Where are You Going?’, Yoon Min Soo and his son Hoo as well as Kim Sung Joo and his son Min Kuk were cast in a commercial for the ramen company Nongshim. Kim Sung Joo was applauded as he shared publicly that he would donate his entire paycheck.

Yoon Min Soo said, “Did he really have to let people know that he was going to donate it? I’ll donate how I see fit.”

This episode was a ‘Oh My Partner’ special, featuring Spring Summer Fall Winter‘s Kim Jong Jin and Jun Tae Kwan as well as Vibe‘s Yoon Min Soo and Ryu Jae Hyun.

Ha Ji Won wants to work with which actors?

Posted: 04 May 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won picked out the lucky actors she would love to work with. She sent out a love call to Song Joong Ki and Big Bang‘s T.O.P.

The guests for the May 3rd episode of SBS’Thank You‘ included Ha Ji Won, Lee Moon Sae, and Seo Hee Tae as they accompanied Cha In Pyo on a trip to South Yangju. During the show, Ha Ji Won was asked if there were any actors she’s been wanting to work with. She answered, “I like actors who are younger than I am.”

She went on to reveal, “I’m a fan of Song Joong Ki because I think he is a superb actor. I also really like T.O.P of Big Bang. I can feel the genuineness in his acting.

Ha Ji Won seems to have a good eye. Wouldn’t you agree?

VIXX to return with a mini album on the day of their 1st anniversary party

Posted: 03 May 2013 11:23 PM PDT

Guess who’ll be joining the May rush of comebacks! It’s none other than boy group VIXX, who has announced their return through the words of their mascot ROVIX.

The photo above was posted on their official Twitter with the words, “This is ROVIX. At the VIXX members’ <The First Anniversary Party> the performance of a new song from their first mini album, being released on the same day, will be revealed.”

The boys’ anniversary party is already a sold out event as tickets were snatched up by dedicated fans within 9 minutes of opening, so the lucky ST☆RLIGHTs attending will not only get to be up close and personal with the members, but also witness the first performance of their new title track!

The event and the mini album release will be happening on May 20th, so be on the look out for teasers that may come our way!

 

Tip: Starlightnanai

2PM continues teasing with trailer for ’2PM Returns’ comeback show

Posted: 03 May 2013 10:49 PM PDT

2PM' is on a roll with the release of various trailers lately, and the newest one just unveiled is for their upcoming comeback show, ‘2PM Returns‘!

After releasing their highly anticipated album 'GROWN' on May 6th, the members will be greeting fans in a grand way with their own TV special airing on MBC on May 11th at midnight (technically May 12th).

So what better way to pump you up for all this than with an exciting trailer? Take a look below!