Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"VIXX transform into demons for “Hyde” MV teaser" plus 19 more

"VIXX transform into demons for “Hyde” MV teaser" plus 19 more

VIXX transform into demons for “Hyde” MV teaser

Posted: 15 May 2013 08:31 AM PDT

VIXX took things to the extreme in their teaser for “HYDE“!

We saw the boys with black wings in their teaser images, and it looks like they won’t be just having black wings – they’ll be taking the famous story ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde‘ to their album concept. They’re first seen smiling serenely and dressed in white, but obviously there’s something wrong when we see snakes and other creepy crawlies featured in the teaser.

The creepiness goes up a bit with the words “You’re beautiful and I want to own you forever“. The boys go through a transformation into a ‘demon’, with crazy eye makeup and even more bugs. VIXX’s official YouTube channel wrote: “VIXX introduces mans who turned into a demon due to a hurt of love, but still has internal duality, good and evil through ‘Jekyll & hyde’ concept. [sic]

As we wait for the release on May 20, check out their unique teaser below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Hyoyeon and Min are bare-face best friends during their latest get together

Posted: 15 May 2013 08:02 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon and miss A‘s Min continue to prove that they’re still best friends with another selca from their latest get together.

Hyoyeon wrote on her new Instagram, “On a date with Min”, and shared a selca of her and Min going out for a spin and showing confidence in their bare faces.

Hyoyeon and Min became good friends when they met at a dance school called Little Winners, they teamed up together and put on performances before they debuted with their respective companies.

Follow Hyoyeon on her new Instagram here!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Lee Hyori goes for a couple look with another ‘bad girl’

Posted: 15 May 2013 07:29 AM PDT

Lee Hyori is an animal lover, so it’s no surprise that she invited her beloved pet dog to join her ‘bad girl’ crew.

She shared on her Twitter, “Bad girl and bad Soon Shim,” along with a photo of a couple look with her dog. The singer revealed that the special beanie was designed by design duo Steve Yoni, sharing, “Steve Yoni made this hat and top as a congratulatory gift for the release of my 5th album~ They gave me 100 of them to give to my fans, saying I should let everyone wear it and attend the live performance~^^.”

Lee Hyori became one of the “Bad Girls in the MV for her title track, and she also gave fans a sneak peek at her comeback show which will finally air on the 22nd, following the release of her full 5th album on the 21st!

Lee Min Ho’s fans celebrate his 7th anniversary since debut!

Posted: 15 May 2013 06:58 AM PDT

Fans of handsome actor Lee Min Ho celebrated his 7th anniversary since his debut!

Lee Min Ho made his debut on the EBS teenage  drama ‘Secret Campus‘ back in 2006, and fans of the actor from all over the world banded together to show him their love and support. His agency stated, “A great number of fans from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia,  America, and other countries in Europe and South America are holding large events in celebration of Lee Min Ho’s anniversary.”

For the fourth year in a row, Korean fans put on a ‘billboard event,’ posting advertisements celebrating his anniversary on billboards across Myungdong, Gangnam Station, and Dongdaemun. Fans from Japan wrapped buses that traveled around Seoul to advertise Lee Min Ho’s world tour, while Chinese fans made a donation to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake in his name.

Lee Min Ho’s Turkish fans showed their support with a laser message on a bridge in Bosphorus that said, “Happy 7th Debut Anniversary Lee Min Ho! Minoz (Lee Min Ho’s fan club) Turkey will always love and support you!”

The actor is currently preparing for his upcoming world tour, which will start in Korea later this month. He’ll also be releasing a new album, ‘My Everything‘, as a gift to his fans.

Lee Min Ho posted to his SNS: “Lucky7! Thank you for your celebrations.”

Akdong Musician create a food song for ‘Paris Baguette’s ‘Bean Dduk Bing Soo’

Posted: 15 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Akdong Musician will cool things off this summer with their refreshing new song “Bean Dduk Bing Soo” named after ‘Paris Baguette‘s new line of shaved ice desserts!

‘Paris Baguette’ revealed, “[Akdong Musician] plan to release their self-composed song for our new summer food product, ‘Bean Dduk Bing Soo’. Their song ‘Bean Dduk Bing Soo’ will be unveiled through Paris Baguette’s BGM site on the 16th. Customers who scan the QR code on the packaging of the product can also listen to the song.”

The brand also revealed their reason for choosing the duo, stating, “Akdong Musician’s unique songs with their honest and youthful lyrics fit well with the product’s concept.”

‘Bean Dduk Bing Soo’ will be released exclusively in ‘Paris Baguette’ stores on the 16th and will be released on music sites on the 23rd.

Kang Sora loses weight for her role on ‘Ugly Alert’

Posted: 15 May 2013 06:01 AM PDT

Kang Sora responded to questions about how she’s changed her image for her next role.

On May 14, Kang Sora attended the press conference at the SBS Mokdong branch for the new SBS daily drama ‘Ugly Alert‘. She confessed, “I didn’t lose that much weight. I’ve always played student roles, but this time, my character is an adult woman, so I just wanted to look more womanly. I thought that [my character] would have gotten lessons on how to sit and walk properly, so I paid special attention to my posture.

It looks like just a change in attitude and posture can make you look great!

‘Ugly Alert’ will start airing on the 20th.

How does KARA’s Gyuri handle the freezing temperature on the set of ‘Nail Salon Paris’?

Posted: 15 May 2013 05:01 AM PDT

KARA‘s Gyuri revealed her secret to getting through the rough filming for ‘Nail Salon Paris‘.

KARA shared the behind-the-scenes photo above on their LINE account on the 15th. The photo shows Gyuri in her character’s cross-dressing mode, fighting off the cold weather while filming back in January. It has been revealed that the temperature on set fell to a temperature of -20 degree Celsius (-4 degree Fahrenheit). Fans especially noticed Gyuri’s pale skin and use of hot packs to keep her face and hands warm.

Gyuri has definitely been a busy bee starring as the lead role in ‘Nail Salon Paris’ as well singing the song “I Will Wait For You” for the drama’s OST.

‘Nail Salon Paris’ is currently airing on MBC QueeN.

‘Korea’s Got Talent’ sensation Choi Sung Bong recovering from a car accident

Posted: 15 May 2013 04:31 AM PDT

Korea’s Got Talent‘ sensation Choi Sung Bong (23) has been belatedly revealed to be recovering from a car accident.

His agency revealed on the 14th, “Choi Sung Bong was on his way home after practice on April 17, and the bicycle he was riding collided with a passing car. He survived a 4-car accident and as a result, he broke his ribs and scarred his head.” The agency assured fans that Choi Sung Bong is recovering and is currently fulfilling his busy schedule.

Choi Sung Bong rose to fame as ‘Korea’s Paul Potts’ with his moving performance on ‘Korea’s Got Talent’ back in 2011, and caused tears among the judges and viewers with the story of his painful past.

Netizens commented, “If it’s a 4-car accident, it must have been a serious injury,” “Please take time to rest while carrying out your schedule,” and “Recover soon and let us hear your honey-like voice.”

Here’s to his safe and speedy recovery!

‘Book of the House of Gu’ achieves its highest viewer rating yet

Posted: 15 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Welcome back to another week in K-drama land where historical dramas, especially MBC‘s ‘Book of the House of Gu‘, have been what viewers tune in to after a long day.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the May 14th broadcast of ‘Book of the House of Gu’ achieved a 15.9% viewer rating, which is a 1.4% increase from its previous viewer rating of 14.5%, achieving its highest viewer rating to date.

KBS 2TV‘s ‘God of the Workplace‘, which was previously neck-and-neck with ‘Book of the House of Gu’, fell short this week with a 12.8% viewer rating, which is a 0.3% decrease from its previous 13.1% viewer rating.

Meanwhile, SBS‘ ‘Jang Ok Jung‘ has been unable to get past the double-digit zone in the ratings department and achieved a 9.3% viewer rating this week.

Younha to make her musical debut in ‘The Lost Garden’ alongside ‘giant’ Kim Tae Woo

Posted: 15 May 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Younha will make her musical debut as the female lead actress in the global musical ‘The Lost Garden‘.

In the musical, based on the short story ‘The Selfish Giant‘ by Oscar Wilde, Younha will play the role of Mercy who helps heal the pain of the giant. The giant will be played by none other than one of the tallest singers in the K-pop industry, Kim Tae Woo.

A representative commented, “Younha will play the role of Mercy who helps heal the giant’s saddened heart and is an important character who helps the giant to connect with the world. She will also lend her voice for the ending theme song of ‘The Lost Garden’… Younha was cast following a personal recommendation from Kim Tae Woo, who was cast as the male lead.”

Younha shared her excitement on Twitter, “‘The Lost Garden’! I wanted to share the good news as soon as possible, and it’s finally been revealed today^^ I’m excited and nervous for the premiere in China this June. [Hehe] Only I need to do well [hehe]. To everyone in Shanghai, please come watch.”

‘The Lost Garden’ will premiere in Shanghai, China on June 8-9th and tour around the world in the following year.

Tip: tetsu_girl

DJ DOC’s Kim Chang Ryul welcomes a baby girl to the family!

Posted: 15 May 2013 03:01 AM PDT

DJ DOC‘s Kim Chang Ryul is now the father of two beautiful children.

He and his wife had a son back in 2004, and he’d announced that his wife was pregnant with another child back in September. Mrs. Kim gave birth to a baby daughter on the 14th at 3:10PM KST.

When Kim Chang Rylu first announced his wife’s pregnancy, he said, “I guess it's because I tried hard to be good I received a very big present before Chuseok. I think this is the first time I'm saying it on a broadcast, but I have a second child now," on his SBS radio show, 'Kim Chang Ryul's Old School'.

Congratulations to Kim Chang Ryul and his family!

Kyuhyun, Sulli, and YoonA are three musketeers on the set of their ‘SKT LTE’ CF

Posted: 15 May 2013 02:31 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Kyuhyun, f(x)‘ Sulli, and Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA were all smiles as they showed some SM family love on the set of their upcoming ‘SKT LTE‘ CF.

Kyuhyun posted to ‘SKT LTE’s official Twitter, “It’s already time to wrap up. I filmed a CF with Sulli and YoonA today, and I think this CF will also turn out to be a fun one!~ I feel regretful that it is so short… It would be nice to meet you again soon~ Bye.” He also added a selca of himself in a matador costume and labelmates Sulli and YoonA hovering over his shoulder. The three SM Entertainment idols are currently endorsement models for ‘SKT LTE’.

Fans commented, “It’s nice to see you all together,” “Kyuhyun has two women by his side,” and “They all look like idols.”

Are you excited for the CF?!

Park Shin Hye makes you thirst for ‘Vegemil’ drinks

Posted: 15 May 2013 02:03 AM PDT

Actress Park Shin Hye has been chosen as the new face of ‘Vegemil‘.

Known for her healthy image, Park Shin Hye will be the perfect model for the brand, and ‘Vegemil’ couldn’t agree more. The health food label revealed their reason for choosing the actress out of the rest, stating, “Park Shin Hye’s active and healthy image fits well with the image of the ‘Vegemil’ brand, which has received love and gained the trust of the country.”

Park Shin Hye will get you thirsty for ‘Vegemil’ in her new CF, which will air on the 19th.

Shinhwa unleash their charismatic comeback teaser photos + “This Love” MV making-of

Posted: 15 May 2013 01:33 AM PDT

The longest-running idol group will be making another legendary return to the K-pop scene. To get their fans pumped up, Shinhwa have unleashed their comeback teaser photos and the making-of film for the “This Love” music video.

The individual shots highlight the members’ mature, manly charms that set them apart from the other idol groups out there, and their obvious chemistry can only come from the 15 years they’ve been together.

Shinhwa will be returning with their 11th album ‘The Classic‘ on the 16th, and they're pulling out all the stops by bringing in director Cho Soo Hyun, who worked on "Gangnam Style" as well as Shinhwa's very own "Once in a Lifetime" back in 2006.

Get a dose of what’s to come with these hot teaser photos as well as the making of the MV!

INFINITE have an ice cream date with 30 Inspirits for their ‘Natuur POP’ fan meeting

Posted: 15 May 2013 01:01 AM PDT

INFINITE brought 30 lucky Inspirits along for an ice cream date during their special fan meeting for ‘NatuurPOP‘!

Thirty lucky fans were invited via an online contest to the event, ‘INFINITE, Personally Meet Them at the NatuurPOP Store‘, where they were able to meet their favorite idols in person. The group held an autograph session and volunteered as staff members at the ice cream parlor, serving ice cream directly to fans.

For the fans who weren’t able to attend, experience the fan meeting through the photos below!

Tip: infispirit

110 idols face off for the title of best artist in the ‘Korean Art Idol Competition’

Posted: 15 May 2013 12:30 AM PDT

Over a hundred idols faced off against each other not on the music charts, but on MBC Every1‘s ‘Korean Art Idol Competition – Everyone Gather‘.

During the recent filming, Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, VIXX‘ Ken, CHI CHI‘s Shine, and BTOB‘s Hyunsik stood out from the crowd with their impressive artistry.

Twenty-three out of 110 idols will be able to move onto the final round, and the winner will be given a shot at an endorsement deal with a beverage brand.

Tune in for the competition on the 16th at midnight KST! Which idol do you think has the best chance of taking the title of ‘best artist’?

Seo Taiji and Lee Eun Sung to tie the knot!

Posted: 14 May 2013 11:59 PM PDT

Legendary singer Seo Taiji (41) and actress Lee Eun Sung (25) have announced that they will be tying the knot!

Seo Taiji shared the sudden news on his official homepage on the 15th, which came as a surprise to many due to the fact that their relationship was kept under wraps for years.

The two stars first met on the set of Seo Taiji’s “Bermuda Triangle” music video in 2008. They developed feelings for each other and began dating the next year in 2009. They’ve been together ever since and will now take their relationship to the next level.

Seo Taiji and Lee Eun Sung will begin their life as a newlywed couple in their home in Pyeongchangdong, Seoul.

Congrats to the soon-to-be married couple!

2PM to be the next guests on ‘Radio Star’

Posted: 14 May 2013 11:28 PM PDT

Get ready to catch ‘Radio Star‘ coming up later today because 2PM will be the next guests!

The members are set to bring their humor and honest stories to viewers soon. One story that should pique your interests is Chansung revealing a behind-the-scenes story of how Junho once brought unintentional embarrassment to actor Lee Byung Hun by not seeing the actor’s outstretched hand for a handshake.

Make sure to tune in for this episode on the 15th at 11:20 PM KST!

Core Contents Media’s homepage hacked, possibly by anti-fans?

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:59 PM PDT

Core Contents Media confirmed that their homepage was indeed hacked on the 15th.

While trying to navigate through the site earlier today, fans noticed random video clips being presented on the site. One of these video clips was one that netizens used as ‘evidence’ back in 2010 about T-ara‘s Jiyeon‘s alleged strip video chat. However, the agency responded back then that the individual in the video is definitely not Jiyeon, and rather someone who just looks similar to the idol.

Another clip was of the Japanese anime “Shingeki no Kyojin” (“Attack on Titan”), and there was also one about environmental protection spotted on the site as well.

Core Contents Media, home to T-ara, SPEED, Davichi, and more, revealed, “We haven’t yet confirmed who is responsible for the hacking. We are planning to switch our security company. We have filed for an investigation for disruption of business and defamation. The homepage has been restored but we are currently blocking the connection for now.”

Although it’s not clear who is behind the hack, it is speculated that it might be anti-fans’ doing.

Source: TV Daily via Nate, Chosun Ilbo via Nate


KARA confirmed to star in five-part drama ‘Secret Love’

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:34 PM PDT

KARA has now been confirmed for ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘ PD Kim Kyu Tae‘s five-part dramaSecret Love‘!

Gyuri, Hara, Seungyeon, Jiyoung, and Nicole will star in the five-part romantic melodrama featuring one act plays led by each of the five members. The drama will touch upon the different kinds of love including one-sided love, first love, breakups, and more. It’s rumored that Hara will be the one up first in the five-part series, but according to the agency, that hasn’t been completely finalized yet.

A representative commented, “Director Kim Kyu Tae, who is the mastermind behind top-notch productions with his impressive cinematography, and his top writers will team up with KARA to create a sweet and lovely drama. Please look forward to KARA’s five-part love story in fall 2013.”

The show is planned to premiere in Korea first and then broadcast later in other countries across Asia.