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February 08, 2013

SHINee releases Taemin’s teaser images for “Dream Girl”!

SHINee has released the teaser images for Taemin! The boys have announced their anticipated return yesterday with their third full length album.

Key‘s teasers were released yesterday, and hinted at the concept of this new album. Today, the released photos of Taemin only tease the fans even more, offering just a few more hints. Taemin can be seen with a pony, surrounded by cotton and on a ladder. The album will be revealed through iTunes as well as domestic music sites on the 19th and the title track will be called, “Dream Girl“. The concept of the teaser has been revealed to be ‘dream’.

SM Entertainment promises that this new release will be another comeback that showcases the unique charms of the group.

Stay tuned on allkpop for more information on their comeback!

Credits: allkpop

Woohyun celebrates his birthday with INFINITE members

INFINITE‘s Woohyun celebrated his birthday with his fellow members and his CEO.

Woohyun’s birthday is on February 8th, and his fellow members and his label CEO came to congratulate him on his birthday. It looked like Woohyun had a great time, and even had some cake smeared on his face for his birthday.

He wrote, “Inspirit, thank you for being with me on my birthday. Right now, the members and my CEO are next to me. Kekekeke =_=. Tomorrow, I’ll be with my family ^^“.

As a special gift to his fans on his birthday, Woohyun shared the selca below and also wrote, “Releasing a selca because it’s my birthday keke =_=“.

Happy birthday to Woohyun!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Credits: allkpop

Lee Joon bombarded with questions on ‘We Got Married’ at ‘Iris 2′ press conference

Lee Joon cautiously avoided questions relating to ‘We Got Married‘.

On February 7th, Lee Joon attended the press conference for the new KBS2TV drama ‘Iris 2‘. During the press conference, Lee Joon was bombarded with questions pertaining to ‘We Got Married’, so much so that the reporters had to be stopped by an on-site staff member, who stated, “Please ask questions only related to the drama. Sorry.

Lee Joon looked uncomfortable, but cautiously said, “I’m going to take responsibility and work harder. I’ll answer everyone with a good drama.

Lee Joon had stepped down from the variety show with Oh Yeon Seo last week, following his controversial post on his fancafe. Even though J.Tune Camp and ‘We Got Married’ asserted that the pair had stepped down because of their busy schedules, the fans had many doubts that was the sole reason.

On a lighter side, Lee Joon also celebrated his birthday on February 7th, and his fans trended #HappyJoonieDay26 and #Happy26thLeeJoonDay for the idol. 
‘Iris 2′ will begin airing next week on February 13th.

Credits: allkpop

U-KISS gather together for a hilarious group shot

The members of U-KISS recently gathered together for a hilarious group shot in the car on the way to their scheduled destination.

Soohyun shared on his Twitter on the 6th, “u~~~~~~~kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone’s here, everyone’s here kekeke”, along with the photo above.

The photo shows the U-KISS members smiling and making funny faces to the camera. But the funniest face of all belonged to Dongho (on the far right) who has fallen asleep with his head turned back and mouth wide open. After seeing Dongho in such a state, fans burst into laughter at his adorable way of sleeping.

In other news, U-KISS will be making their Korean comeback this March!

Source + image: Soohyun‘s Twitter

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST’s Minhyun and Nam Bora spend time in the snow for upcoming MV

NU’EST has released MV still cuts of member Minhyun with Nam Bora this time around!

The group has already released still cuts of JR and Nam Bora sharing a kiss for their new song “Hello“. Minhyun and Nam Bora don’t take it quite as far, but they do act playful with each other, raising interest for the story line of the music video even further.

As mentioned earlier, the music video is said to depict the story of a man who witnesses his girlfriend meeting up with another man, and worries about the break up that may follow. Fans are now wondering whether it’ll be Minhyun or JR that will be the ‘other man’ of Nam Bora in the story.

The song will be revealed on February 13th and also performed at their mini concert ‘Show Time! NU’EST Time!

Stay tuned for more details and teasers to come!

Credits: allkpop

February 07, 2013

Y-STAR goes behind the scenes for BoA’s “Disturbance” MV featuring Taemin

Y-STAR went behind the scenes for BoA and Taemin‘s “Disturbance” music video.

The music video had become a hot issue not only because it featured Taemin, but also because users were able to choose between a happy or sad ending. In the behind the scenes segment, Taemin and BoA play around on set, acting like close siblings instead of the lovers they’re supposed to be in the music video.

Credits: allkpop

SHINee gives their Lunar New Year greetings in hanbok

Having announced their comeback earlier today, SHINee is now here to greet fans for the Lunar New Year dressed in hanbok.

The group shared, “Happy Lunar New Year, we hope that this year may be filled with only good things. We hope that you eat a lot of delicious food and spend an enjoyable and happy time with your families during the holiday. SHINee will also be making a comeback with our 3rd full-length album and will show our hard working images through our activities so we ask for your love and support.”

SHINee will also greet fans through their upcoming Lunar New Year special, MBC‘s ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘, to air on the 10th, and will show the boys traveling to various countries.

Following the program, the boys will return on February 19th with title track “Dream Girl“!
Tip: pikachuapple

Credits: allkpop

‘Hello’ participant criticized for his attitude towards INFINITE’s Hoya

A few days ago, we reported that INFINITE‘s Hoya was praised as a ‘problem solver’ on the show ‘Hello‘ after he helped solve the speech problem of a participant.

However, it seems rather than being happy about the potential solution to his problem, the participant was rather annoyed with Hoya for solving his problem and taking away the chance of being named the #1 concern for the week (there are monetary and other prizes awarded to those who are voted as having the biggest concern).

With Hoya pointing out a solution before the voting started, the participant only earned 43 votes. After the show aired, the participant allegedly wrote on his KakaoStory app, “The mood seemed as if I might be able to win #1, so I even cried [during the show], but Hoya messed it up. Hoya son of a b*tch”.

An individual who claims to be an acquaintance of the participant on the show, commented, “I’m an acquaintance, and he really can’t pronounce things, but he thinks it’s fun. He doesn’t even think to try to fix it. He doesn’t even attend class often.”

Hearing about this, criticisms flowed in from netizens and viewers who watched the show, especially since the participant had revealed that his dream was to be a Korean language teacher. 

Comments read along the lines of, “He sold his conscience for 1 million KRW (~ 1,000 USD),” “Poor Hoya…”, and “[Hoya] sympathized with him even more so and helped solve his problem because he had a similar experience and this is what he gets…”

Source: Herald via Nate

Credits: allkpop

SHINee to return with “Dream Girl” + Key’s teaser images

Get excited because SHINee is coming back! The boys have announced their anticipated return with their third full length album!

The album will be revealed through iTunes as well as domestic music sites on the 19th and the title track will be called, “Dream Girl“.

SM Entertainment promises that this new release will be another comeback that showcases the unique charms of the group.

Along with the news, they’ve also released the first teaser images from member Key, so check out more photos below and stay tuned for details to come!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Credits: allkpop

MYNAME answers questions for Loen TV’s ‘Ask In a Box’ series

Following Sunny HillLoen TV has released another ‘Ask In A Box‘ interview clip, this time featuring rookie MYNAME, who is currently promoting their latest song “Just That Little Thing“.

The boys talked about various topics, such as their concept, their music video, and even what kind of CF they wanted to film the most. The boys are also currently preparing for their upcoming solo concert in March.

Credits: allkpop

LEDApple reveals special digital single “I’ll Be There For You”

Idol band LEDApple has released a special digital single title “I’ll Be There For You“!

The band hopes to show fans a more emotional side to themselves through the release of this ballad as they sing about wanting to still be there for their lover even after breaking up.

Before the release of the song, a bit of it was heard on the 4th episode of ‘7th Grade Civil Servant‘, piquing the interests of viewers. With viewers wanting to hear more of the song, the full digital single has been revealed.

Credits: allkpop

[PIC] A-PRINCE visited & performed at Haengshin Middle School

On February 6th, A-PRINCE visited Haengshin Middle School and performed a few songs – among them A-PRINCE’s songs “Hello” and “Oh-Girl” – for the school’s students.

Below you can find a picture from that occasion.
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Credits: UnityOfAPrince

February 06, 2013

LEDApple releases cover of SHINee’s “Sherlock”

LEDApple has released their cover of SHINee‘s “Sherlock“.

The boys have been covering songs of famous bands in their own rock style and now they’ve taken on SHINee‘s “Sherlock“.

So far, LEDApple has covered Girls’ Generation‘s “Mr. TaxiBruno Mars‘ “Talking to the Moon, and Big Bang‘s “Love Song, among others. Their rock-version covers have been highly popular not only among LEDAs but also all to casual viewers.

Credits: allkpop

4minute’s Gayoon denies dating B2ST’s Doojoon or Yoseob

4minute‘s Gayoon clarified the rumors behind her dating Doojoon or Yoseob on ‘Beatles Code‘.

The 4minute member had been swept under various dating rumors with her Cube Entertainment labelmates, the members of B2ST. Not only is she close with all the members, but the B2ST members often talk about her, causing fans to wonder if she was romantically linked with one of them. The MCs of ‘Beatles Code‘ asked Gayoon, “How do you feel about Doojoon choosing you as the celebrity he wants to date?

Gayoon laughed and answered, “It’s because he sees me as a pushover.” 

When asked how she felt about Doojoon as a man, she answered, “I saw things I shouldn’t have seen while we were both trainees, so I don’t see him as a man.” To this, Shindong made everyone laugh by announcing, “Doojoon has just been rejected by Gayoon.

She was also asked about the rumors between her and Yoseob as well, to which she also merely said, “We’re just close friends“.

On the show, Gayoon also briefly talked about how she broke up with her first boyfriend, who was a soldier, during her trainee days.

Credits: allkpop

Min Ki Woo Hyun, drummer featured in Sunggyu’s “60 Seconds” passes away

Some unfortunate news as it has been reported that Min Ki Woo Hyun has passed away.

Spider Monkey‘s Goyu was the first to acknowledge the tragedy, tweeting, “Many people want to know, so I am leaving this here. My friend Woo Hyun has passed away. Tomorrow is his wake. Please pray for him to go to a good place. Sorry I cannot personally contact you.

Min Ki Woo Hyun was featured in Sunggyu‘s solo album as the drummer, and had even appeared in his music video for “60 Seconds“. Fans who heard of the rumors had been worried about him, and now that the news had been confirmed, fans are both shocked and mourning.

Our condolences go out to Min Ki Woo Hyun and his loved ones.

Source: eToday via Nate

Tip: Beth

Credits: allkpop

Teaser for SHINee’s Lunar New Year special ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day’ revealed

The teaser for SHINee‘s own MBC Lunar New Year special, ‘SHINee’s Wonderful Day‘ has been revealed.

As we previously reported, the special will feature the SHINee members visiting various countries and enjoying themselves in the respective countries. For the special, Onew visited Thailand, Jonghyun visited Japan, Key and Minho visited England, and Taemin visited Switzerland.

The teaser reveals each of the members having fun in their respective countries with Minho getting to visit famous Korean soccer player Park Ji Sung. Taemin is also spotted in a helicopter flying over the beautiful Swiss Alps.

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST’s JR and Nam Bora lean in for a kiss

NU’EST has left fans in complete surprise with the release of still cuts from their upcoming music video!

After revealing details about their upcoming comeback, they’ve gone ahead to release a few cuts from a scene in the music video, featuring member JR and actress Nam Bora leaning in for a kiss while embracing one another.

On the still cut, Pledis Entertainment commented, “Actress Nam Bora made an appearance in the ‘Hello’ music video, and set aside her pure and lovely image and will instead showcase her femme fatale image with her seductive gaze.”

The music video is said to depict the story of a man who witnesses his girlfriend meeting up with another man, and worries about the break up that may follow.

NU’EST’s 2nd mini-album, ‘Hello‘, will come with five tracks, and will be unveiled on February 13th with the teaser being released ahead of the date on the 8th.

Credits: allkpop

Hello Venus and NU’EST to star in SBS MTV’s ‘Diary’

Hello Venus and NU’EST will be starring in SBS MTV‘s reality program ‘Diary‘!
The groups will be trying their hands at a self-camera reality show through ‘Diary’, which is a show where idols share their daily happenings through self-camera footage.

Hello Venus said, “Hello Venus is going to leave a strong lasting impression among the many idol reality shows. Please look forward to us.

NU’EST also revealed their excitement as they commented, “Through ‘Diary’, NU’EST will show you liveliness as teens and other images you haven’t been before, so please anticipate it!”

‘Diary’ will start airing on the 12th!

Tip: pledislovers

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE to spend time with fans through ’2013 INFINITE- Infinite Rally’

INFINITE has a treat in store for their domestic fans coming up in a month!
For all the lucky fans in Korea, the group has decided to hold an event called ‘2013 INFINITE – Infinite Rally‘ on March 1st at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium.

The boys are said to have been the ones responsible for the creation of this event as Woollim Entertainment revealed, “We have created a special event for the fans to meet with the members, who have been busy with individual activities, at the request of the members. We think it’ll be a very special time for all the fans in Korea.” 

Attendance will be given priority to the official fan club members with reservations starting on the 12th, and will open up to the public on the 18th.
So for those of you lucky enough to be in Korea at the time, make sure to mark your calendars!
Tip: infispirit

Credits: allkpop

MBLAQ and Two X greet fans in hanbok for Lunar New Year

Labelmates, MBLAQ and rookie group Two X, are here to greet fans before the Lunar New Year!

Dressed in colorful hanbok the two groups take on a softer image than their usual powerful stage concepts.

Along with the photos,Seungho, G.O, Jiyou, and Minjoo have also offered their greetings to the public as the holiday approaches.

Seungho commented, “The New Year is bright. First is health! Second is also health! Everyone be healthy and receive lots of luck in the New Year.” His fellow member G.O shared, “First, receive lots of luck in the New Year!! I’m missing all our fans like crazy. We will greet you all again with music activities in Korea soon. Please wait.”

Jiyou wrote, “In 2013, Two X will not come to you by taking one step, but by taking two steps! Please wait,” as Minjoo added, “2013 Lunar New Year! Two X will give you double the luck. Please give us a lot of love.”
Tip: Hong

Credits: allkpop

C-CLOWN’s Ray and Maru to graduate

C-CLOWN‘s Ray and Maru are graduating!

Both boys will be attending their schools’ graduations on the 7th KST – Ray, born in 1994, will be graduating from high school, and Maru, born in 1997, will be graduating from middle school.

C-CLOWN’s label stated, “Ray and Maru are disappointed because they haven’t been able to attend many school activities while they were preparing to debut and when they debuted. They’re very thankful to the teachers and friends who understood and supported their promotions. C-CLOWN is currently resting from official promotions, and Ray and Maru wanted to meet their friends and teachers to look back on their memories. We’ve adjusted their photo shoot schedule, so they can attend their graduations.

Ray commented, “It hasn’t really hit me yet, but I think it will when I say my goodbyes at the graduation. I feel good, and I’m nervous about becoming an adult.” Maru added, “I’m sad because I haven’t been able to live school life much. In high school, I’m going to work hard, so I can be satisfied in both music and school activities.

Ray will be going to Jangan University with his groupmate Siwoo, while Maru will be going to Heungduk High School in Chungjoo. The boys are currently working on their new album.

Congratulations to Ray and Maru!

Credits: allkpop

February 05, 2013

SHINee to release new Japanese single “Fire” in March

It’s been revealed that SHINee will be releasing a new Japanese single titled “Fire” on March 13th.

The title track for SHINee’s 7th Japanese single has the theme “the determination of love that blazes up like a moment of flame”. Ishiwatari Junji will write the lyrics, BACHLOGIC will serve as track-maker, and it will be mixed by D.O.I.. For its coupling tracks, the single will include the song, “MOON RIVER WALTZ“.

“Fire” will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition DVD will contain 2 video clips for “Fire” as well as its making footage.
Check out the jacket covers and track list below!


<Limited Edition>
01. Fire
・「Fire」Music Video (Complete Ver.)
・「Fire」Music Video (Lip-Synch Ver.)
・「Fire」Jacket & Music Video shooting Sketch

<Regular Edition>
01. Fire
03. Fire (Instrumental)
04. MOON RIVER WALTZ (Instrumental)
Source & Photos: natalie

Credits: allkpop

C-CLOWN releases unseen pictures from a previous photoshoot

C-CLOWN revealed unseen studio cuts from a previous photoshoot.

The photos were uploaded onto the group’s official fancafe and show the members sitting in a luxurious setting, looking almost like royalty. The members’ facial expression, fashion, and the set meld perfectly to create a high-quality shoot.

Their label revealed, “They took these photos when they were shooting a video with their label sunbaes such as Gukkasten and ALi. They only wore their stage outfits for their promotions, so they wanted to show a different side to their fans.

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE H reveal their ideal “Special Girl”

INFINITE H recently posed for ‘@star1‘s February issue and revealed their ideal “Special Girl“.

Dongwoo shared, “I think my ideal type constantly changes. My latest ideal type is someone who looks good in all kinds of hairstyles. Someone who looks good when she has long natural hair, ties up her hair, and dyes her hair, and someone who [naturally] looks good in different clothing styles. I can adjust to her personality.”

Hoya shared, “Lately, I’ve been attracted to people who are fluent in a foreign language. Whether its English or another foreign language, I wouldn’t be aware that she can speak a foreign language, but when she suddenly starts speaking [in a foreign language], I find her attractive. I want to speak a foreign language well, but I can’t so I’m attracted to people who can speak a foreign language these days.”

INFINITE H are currently promoting “Special Girl” from their debut album ‘Fly High‘.

Source + Image: Newsen via Nate

Tip: infispirit

Credits: allkpop

February 04, 2013

Alexander is looking for his Christine?

Solo artist Alexander seems to have gotten into the ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ spirit (no pun intended)!

“Snowing Phantom of the Opera night! Such a good musical~ Gonna go home to be Phantom! Who’s gonna be my Christine?? :)” he posted to his Twitter earlier today, after taking in a show of the world-famous musical about a tragic ‘phantom’ who inhabits the basements of the grand opera houses of Paris.

Do we have any readers named Christine in the house? This could be your big chance!

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST reveals additional cover photo for upcoming comeback

NU’EST, who has been receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, recently revealed an additional album cover photo for their February 13th comeback!

The group began stirring interest by releasing JR and Ren‘s jacket photo teasers. Then, a few days ago they released BaekhoAron, and Minhyun‘s teasers, finally wrapping up with the release of the tracklist and jacket cover. Now, with less than two weeks to go until their mini-album’s release, the group has released more concrete details about the album, including the above new album cover photo.

NU’EST’s 2nd mini-album, “Hello“, will reportedly come with five tracks: 1. “Beautiful Solo“, 2. “Hello Hello“, 3. “Introduce Me to Your Nuna“, 4. “Hello“, and 5. “Just a Little Bit“.

Credits: allkpop

LUNAFLY covers Olly Murs’ “Trouble Maker”

Nega Network‘s 3-member rookie group LUNAFLY, who made their debut with “How Nice Would It Be“, has released a footage of their cover of Olly Murs‘ hit song, “Trouble Maker“, not to be mistaken for the kpop song of the same name.

Oliver Stanley “Olly” Murs is an English singer-songwriter, musician and television presenter who rose to fame after finishing as the runner-up in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009. The three members once again show off their musical talent as they play and sing along to the song, which they’ve reinterpreted to fit their style.

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE H’s Hoya sheds tears on ‘Immortal Song 2′

INFINITE H‘s Hoya shed tears on the latest broadcast of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.
On the February 2nd episode, singer ALi dedicated Insooni‘s song “Father” to her own. Hoya began to tear up as she began her performance.

The idol explained, “Because I wanted to be a singer, I withdrew from high school. At the time, my parents scolded me a lot, and conversations with my father basically stopped,” expressing his apologetic heart.

Fellow member Dongwoo commented, “This is the first time I’ve seen Hoya cry like this.”

Hoya went on, “[My father and I both don't express ourselves well]. After my debut, my father took the initiative and bravely sent me a text message with a heart. Even then, I responded with short answers,” showing tears.

He stated, “Father, I love you,” and hung his head.

Credits: allkpop

INFINITE H cover Insooni on ‘Immortal Song 2′

INFINITE H covered the hit song “Whenever it’s Night” on the February 2nd Insooni special of ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

Before the duo appeared on stage, they stated, “The lyrics express our state of mind. I think that they go well with our current situation because we’re at that [hot-blooded age].”

As expected of INFINITE H, the boys pulled off a powerful dance routine and even added their own rap into the song.

However despite the impressive performance, in the end, ALi took the final win.

Credits: allkpop

Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo say goodbye on ‘We Got Married’

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon and Oh Yeon Seo said their goodbyes on the February 2nd episode of ‘We Got Married 4‘.

The couple said farewell after six months on the show with a hug, the same way they greeted each other the first time they met.

Lee Joon stated, “I was really happy, and it was a lot of fun. I hope you get along well,” as he hugged Oh Yeon Seo. The actress responded, “Me too. Goodbye,” holding back her tears.

Oh Yeon Seo also teared up during her solo interview, revealing, “To be honest, I was calm the whole day. The reality didn’t really set in at first but when Lee Joon hugged me, I felt like I was going to cry. I wondered what I should do, but I thought that I should say goodbye like it was nothing for my husband’s sake.”

Lee Joon stated, “There’s something I couldn’t give her. I want you (staff members) to give her a letter. Please make sure she gets it.”

His letter read: “I don’t think I could say this face to face, so I’m writing a letter. It was a short time if you look at in one way, and a long time from another perspective. I want to thank you [for everything you've done for me during this time]. Whatever you do and wherever you are, I’ll always be supporting you in my heart. Sincerely, thank you.”

After reading the handwritten letter, Oh Yeon Seo responded, “He’s like himself up until the very end. I really hope Changsun will be happy.”

Credits: allkpop

NU’EST reveals mini-album details including covers and track list

NU’EST, who’s receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, recently revealed their album cover and the track list for their February 13th comeback!

The group began stirring interest by releasing JR and Ren‘s jacket photo teasers. Then, a few days ago they released Baekho, Aron, and Minhyun‘s teasers. Now, with less than two weeks to go until their mini-album’s release, the group has released more concrete details about the album.

NU’EST’s 2nd mini-album is called, “The Moments“. Reportedly the album will come with five tracks: 1. “Beautiful Solo“, 2. “Hello Hello“, 3. “Introduce Me to Your Nuna“, 4. “Hello“, and 5. “Just a Little Bit“.
The Special Edition of the album will come with a DVD and 200 page photo book of footage from their trips to Australia and America. Stay tuned to allkpop for more information!

Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!

Credits: allkpop

BoA releases making-of film for “Disturbance” MV with SHINee’s Taemin

BoA recently revealed a new single “Disturbance” featuring SHINee‘s Taemin, and has now released a making-of clip for the filming of the music video.

Directed by her brother Kwon Soon Wook, the behind-the-scenes footage shows that the two have a great working relationship, laughing and being jovial on the set.  There is also footage of both alternate endings.

Credits: allkpop

A-PRINCE’s event to celebrate their “100 days anniversary since debut”

It’s been nearly 100 days since A-PRINCE’s debut already. :)

And on February 17th, A-PRINCE will have an event to celebrate the group’s 100 days anniversary together with their fans… A-PRINCE will become temporary staff of the Cafe Dorothy for three hours (from 3 PM until 6 PM) on February 17th.

So if you are in Seoul on February 17th, don’t miss this chance to order a drink with one of the A-PRINCE members taking the order… Or to have your ordered drink served by an A-PRINCE member – in A-PRINCE’s function as temporary staff of Cafe Dorothy.

In the event promotion poster below you can find a map where to find Cafe Dorothy in Seoul.

20130131_Aprince 100days

Credits: UnityOfAPrince
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