Archive for February 4th, 2012

Block B fans angry at MBC’s Music Core

The seven boys of talented hip-hop group Block B made their return on the February 4th edition of MBC‘s Music Core with a performance of “Nanrina” from their second mini-album titled ‘Welcome to the Block‘. Fans would normally be happy about this but many Block B fans were angered over their perceived mistreatment of the boys.

Block B opened the show on Music Core, and some fans took this as an insult because Block B is a hot group making their return and usually the opening of the show is reserved for lesser known artists. Additionally, fans didn’t like the fact that the important dance routine from the beginning of “Nanrina” was cut out. After the broadcast was over, many netizens immediately took to online message boards and utilized SNS to share their angry thoughts

Actress Kim Sun Ah reveals she’s close friends with BoA

On Feruary 3rd, actress Kim Sun Ah revealed her surprising friendship with pop queen BoA.

Writing through her me2day account, Kim Sun Ah said, “No. 1 Boa is awesome~~ We’vealways dreamed about being different, hehe.” She added, “I should have stood further back when taking the picture! BoA is awesome! She always carefully monitors my dramas and always cheers me on. She is always~~ the No.1 girl! She is so cool these day!”

The actress from ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon‘ and ‘Scent of a Woman‘ made several little jokes in her post by referring to BoA as “No.1″, which is also the name of the song that allowed BoA’s popularity in Korea to explode.

The two stars look like sisters as they pose for the camera with their makeup-free faces

New Albums and Singles Preview – 2012 February Week 1

SE7EN - New Mini Album: Somebody Else (released)

01 Somebody Else
02 Angel
03 When I Can’t Sing
04 That Kind of Person
05 Relate
06 Make Good Love

Purchase This Album

SE7EN, who is nearing ten years in the music industry returns once more with his second mini album. The singer has worked with various genres including hip-hop, R&B, and electronic, and this time around comes before fans with genres that showcase his vocals. The title track is “When I Can’t Sing” which was produced by JYP. SE7EN’s perfect vocals and harmonization can be seen in this song. Another song worth mentioning is “Somebody Else”, a Teddy and Taeyang joint composition. It is an electronic pop song with charming guitar riffs and powerful and addictive electronic sounds

Rainbow’s Jisook is able to hide in a backpack

Rainbow’s Jisook made fans laugh with her goofy staged photos.

On February 4th, Jisook attached four pictures to a tweet that read, 4-part series of ‘Jisook in a knapsack’, hehehe. The weather is cold nowadays, but in here it’s warm! ehehehehe You could even eat kimbap in here.

Jisook played a quick game of hide-and-go-seek with the camera, concealing herself in a huge hiking backpack without giving herself away. The adorable idol can be seen peeking out of the bag, before the camera zooms in to take a closer shot.

With hiking brands like The North Face being a hot trend in Korea right now, Jisook’s pixie-like selcas will help the ladies love the trend as well!

In related news, Jisook is currently promoting “Hoi Hoi“ with sub-unit Rainbow Pixie

How much did it cost to create Kim Soo Hyun’s ‘Moon-Sun’ costume?

It looks like MBC spared no expense for their hit drama, ‘The Moon that Embraces the Sun‘, as seen by the production costs for Kim Soo Hyun‘s regal outfit.

On February 4th, MBC’s Director of Art Bong Hyeon Sook revealed, “Kim Soo Hyun’s ‘gonryongpo’ costume was created by hand. Embroidering it alone took one month.” Reportedly, the cost of Kim Soo Hyun’s costume was 1.5 million won (~ $1,348.00 USD).

The scarlet coloring of the King’s everyday outfit combined with the knowledge that it was hand-embroidered certainly gives Kim Soo Hyun an extra sheen of majesty.

The actor has been gaining much popularity as the firm young king who remains loyal to the memory of his childhood love

Yoon Mi Rae points out that Jay Park and Tiger JK look alike

Korea’s hip hop queen Yoon Mi Rae sparked a hot topic online after she pointed out that her husband and Jay Park looked alike.

On February 3rd, Yoon Mi Rae tweeted, “Even when I look at them, they’re similar,” before posting side-by-side screenshots of Tiger JK and Jay Park.

Scanning the photos from left to right, netizens immediately agreed with Yoon Mi Rae’s observation. Both Jay Park and Tiger JK possess a charming mix of boyish charm with a masculine physique. They also have similar jawlines and noses.

Netizens commented, “So will Jay Park become like Tiger JK in the future?” and “They look like brothers!

In related news, Tiger JK is currently working on his new album

f(x)’s Sulli & Amber say “Bboing Bboing” for the camera

The groupmates of the original “Bboing Bboing~” girl have decided to show some aegyo of their own!

On February 3rd, f(x)‘s Amber revealed a selca she took with Sulli through her me2day account. She wrote, “Kekeke I’m Amberrrr~ Also, [here's] Sulli. Having a ribbon party with Sulli in Taiwan keke~ Fail..^^;;”

Both girls sport extra large ribbons on their heads while looking into the camera with cutesy expressions. Fans were particularly drawn to Amber’s ‘Bboing Bboing’ pose, which was made popular through ‘High Kick 3‘ by fellow member Krystal.

Netizens laughed as they commented, “I love seeing Amber do aegyo!, and “What fail? You looking cute? Bboing Bboing~”

Source + Image: Amber’s me2day

2NE1′s Park Bom shows off her long legs at the beach

2NE1’s Park Bom showed off her long legs while taking a stroll down a Philippine beach.

On February 4th, Park Bom shared this picture through her me2day and wrote, “My back side~ puahahaha. I’ll continue to update throughout the entire day today.

The powerhouse vocalist wore hot pink shorts that immediately drew eyes to her model-esque legs. Caught in mid-motion with her hair tied up in a high ponytail, fans complimented the elegant quality of her photo.

Comments on the post included,  “She has the best legs in the entertainment industry” and “Truly a goddess!

Park Bom and her groupmates are currently enjoying their vacation in the Philippines.

Source & Image: Park Bom’s me2day

How long does it take for idols to reach #1?

Recently, idol group TEEN TOP won their very first #1 on a music program with their latest single, “Going Crazy“. For TEEN TOP, who debuted in July of 2010 with their first single ‘Clap‘, the achievement took them exactly 564 days after their debut. This begs the question, how long does it take for idols to reach #1?

On February 4th, an online community posted a topic titled, ‘The time it takes for idols to reach #1 after their debut is...?’

According to the post, the idols who took the shortest time to reach #1 were:

CN BLUE: 15 days after their debut with “I Am a Lonermiss A: 22 days after their debut with “Bad Girl Good Girl2NE1: 40 days after their debut with “FireF

Hyori, Wonder Girls, and Yuho From TVXQ Made Time To Help The Less Fortunate

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Lately, a lot of kpop stars are working on making the world a better place to live. Yes- the music brightens everyone's day, but this is referring to actual volunteer efforts. Earlier, kpopstarz reported the efforts of Ga and T-ara went through to help the less fortunate. Here are some other kpop stars deserving special mention.

Wonder Girls

These talented popstars took a break from taking over America to help teach Korean to multi-cultural families in South Korea with the organization Global Sharing Love. Yubin was kind enough to express her feelings on the matter and told reporters, "Children are our future and our hope. It's not important where they come from, nor what kin color they have