Friday, December 17, 2010

JYP joins miss A’s Jia & Fei for “Bad Girl Good Girl” on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook

With Suzy and Min caught up with their own schedules, Park Jin Young (JYP) linked up with Jia and Fei of miss A for a memorable performance on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook.”
Before the link up, JYP played and sang to a remixed version of his own song, “Don’t Leave Me“, before giving his own mix of miss A’s “Bad Girl Good Girl.” Jia and Fei then come on stage as the trio finishes it off with a dance to one of the hottest hit songs of 2010.

The following cut includes “Bad Girl Good Girl” with Jia and Fei before they end with “You Can’t Cry“, which is the Korean version of the Christmas song, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

via allkpop

2NE1’s Sandara Park has the clearest skin out of all girl group members

2NE1′s Sandara Park has been chosen as the girl group idol with the youngest looking skin in a survey held by Star M Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Clinic.
The poll was held from December 1st through the 16th, and surveyed a total of 541 people, asking, “Which girl group member has the most beautiful skin without a pimple? Which member has the best youthful looking skin?
Results ranked 2NE1’s Sandara in first with 328 votes (60.6%) and KARA’s Han Seung Yeon in second with 179 votes (33%).
Min Young Ki, the director of dermatology, commented, “People are becoming more and more interested in the skins of celebrities. Despite their busy schedules, Sandara and Han Seung Yeon managed to rank in first and second for their clean skin. Their clear skin tone gives an image of luxury. We’ve had many people come in asking for a multi-focus treatment in order to achieve skin like them.
The director continued, “Sandara is a star that is able to pull off both the bright and innocent image along with a mature and sexy one. Her honest and positive mindset makes her a popular advertisement model to the public. Her clear skin makes her the perfect target for advertisements and allows consumers to trust the product she’s endorsing. Sandara will be much loved not only in the music industry, but as the new blue chip of the CF world.
Source + Photo: Today Korea via allkpop

4minute wants boyfriends for Christmas

On the upcoming December 19th broadcast of MBC’s “Bouquet,” 4minute’s HyunA was asked what she wanted most for Christmas and she responded with a rather unexpected response.
HyunA revealed that she and the rest of the 4minute members all wanted boyfriends. This led hit-song composer Shinsadong Tiger to ask Gayoon, “What about that friend you met last time?” This unpredictable question regarding Gayoon’s past boyfriend stirred curiosity on set.
On the same day, 4minute’s maknae Sohyun earned the nickname “Abrupt Sohyun” after abruptly yelling at her older groupmates when they kept on giving her wrong answers while she was answering quiz questions.

Source: Star News via Nate,allkpop

John Park’s MV teaser for “I’m Your Man” revealed

Yesterday, John Park’s debut digital single “I’m Your Man” was released.
The song, with jazz and R&B elements, had zero auto-tune and showcased John Park’s rich vocals.
Today, a MV teaser for his song was revealed, and the 20-second clip contains scenes of where John Park is recording the song in the studio. Check it out below!

source allkpop

TOUCH’s Seon Woong transforms into a girl

Seon Woong (of rookie group TOUCH) tweeted a picture of himself dressed up as a girl on December 17th.

The cross dressing was said to have been done as a request from Mnet’s “M. Rookies.” His long, wavy wig, makeup and trendy outfit astonished both the producers of the show as well as his fellow members.

Maknae Dabin also nicknamed Seon Woong as ‘open leg girl’ after seeing him sit comfortably (like a man) while the show was on break.

TOUCH is currently preparing for their comeback with “Killin’ Me” on December 18th’s episode of MBC’s “Show! Music Core.”

source nate via allkpop

Seulong hug UI @MusicBank..

source nate

miss A’s Jia misses 4minute’s Hyuna

miss A’s Jia and 4minute’s Hyuna revealed themselves to be close friends through their interactions on Twitter.
On December 17th, Jia tweeted, “Hyuna, I miss you. When will we both have enough time to catch a meal together?
Jia uploaded a picture of herself with Hyuna along with the tweet, drawing focus on their different looks and charisma. Jia’s bleach blonde hair and playful facial expression stands in contrast against Hyuna’s brunette locks and pretty smile.
Netizens commented, “They’re best friends? So cute,” “A perfect comparison of blonde and brown hair!,” and “Jia and Hyuna look so good together~”
Source: TV Daily via Nate,allkpop

Rainbow’s No Eul reveals childhood photos of her and her sister

Rainbow’s No Eul revealed childhood photos of her and her younger sister through her agency on December 17th.
Her sister, No Ara, is a year younger and is currently a popular BJ for Afreeka TV. She’s said to have earned as much fame as her idol sister for her beauty and style.
No Eul introduced her by stating, “We’re only a year apart, so we fight a lot, but we also take care of each other by calling often as well. It feels exciting being able to search her name up online since she’s a popular BJ, and I’m so very proud of her for working hard at everything despite her young age.”
Netizens commented, “She’s charismatic and cute enough to debut in the entertainment industry like her sister,” “I’m so jealous of their genes,” and “If you see her Afreeka broadcast, she’s really cute and has a lot of talent.”
Sounds like the Korean netizens approve, what do you international netizens think?

source allkpop

SHINee’s Minho finishes last and gets punished

For the first time since his debut, SHINee’s Minho finally got a taste of what last place feels like.
On this week’s episode of KBS 2TV’s ‘100 Points Out Of 100‘, Minho was betrayed by his supporter for the Class President Election, F.T Island’s Hong Ki, and was placed last in the votes and subsequently received cleaning duty.
As a result, Minho had to arrive on set earlier than the rest of the cast and took on on all the miscellaneous duties around the school as a punishment.
Minho expressed, “I was shocked since this is the first time I’ve experienced something like this. I was okay on the day of the filming, but from the next day onwards, I had a hard time because I couldn’t stop thinking about getting last place.”
Park Myung Soo replied and “advised” Minho, “You just need to keep being last from now on.”
Sage advice, indeed.

Source: Newsen via Nate, allkpop

What makes 4minute’s HyunA and Jihyun contemplate quitting idol life?

4minute’s HyunA and Jihyun recently revealed what makes them think about quitting the idol life.
During an episode of “Bouquet“, when MC Kim Yong Man and Jung Hyung Don asked 4minute, “Was there ever a time when you wanted to quit being an idol?” Jihyun replied, “When I miss my parents.”
In particular, HyunA added, “When it’s my or their birthday, or during a festive day, my heart rips thinking about not being with them.” Other girl group members agreed to this and expressed their apologies to their parents.

Source: Newsen via Nate

Jo Kwon reveals photo of JYP Nation gone mad

2AM’s leader Jo Kwon recently uploaded a comical group photo of JYP Nation.
On December 17th, Jo Kwon tweeted, “JYP Nation with 2AM”, and revealed a picture that includes 2PM, 2AM, miss A, San-E, Wonder Girls, Joo, Lim Jung Hee and Park Jin Young.
In the photo, you can see Park Jin Young laughing with his mouth wide open, while Kwon is lying on his chair with his trademark arrogant expression.
Meanwhile, 2PM’s Chansung makes a shockingly scary facial expression at the person next to him, who seems to be Wooyoung dressed in an old fashioned female clothing.

Source allkpop

SNSD wins Music Bank overall K-Chart for 2010 + other performances

As we come up to the end of the year, it was time for KBS to roll out their Music Bank year-end special on December 17th and crown their ultimate K-Chart winner for the whole of 2010.
To mark the special occasion, top K-Pop artists converged on the same stage this evening to perform their hit songs for the year, and some collaborated for some special stages.
Super Junior, SHINee, B2ST and 2AM on the power of boy groups.

SNSD, KARA, T-ara and SECRET on the power of girls groups.

Just like the mid-year special earlier this year, it was another battle between SNSD and 2AM for the overall K-Chart crown for 2010. In the end, it was the SNSD girls who won and it was no mean feat as they had 3 songs (Oh!, Run Devil Run and Hoot) which charted in the Top 10. Congratulations!

Check out some SoKa love at the end too!

Song that charted for the year 2010.

Also check out the following performances on this special night.

SISTAR – “Push Push” + “How Dare You”

Rainbow – “A” + “Mach”

miss A – “Bad Girl Good Girl” + “Breathe”

CNBLUE – “Love” + “I’m A Loner”

Son Dambi – “Queen” + “db Rider”

IU – “Good Day”

F.T. Island – “Love Love Love”

SHINee – “Lucifer”

2AM – “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die” + “You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls”

2PM – “Without U” + “I’ll Be Back”

source allkpop

KARA’s “KARA Jumping” app ranks first on Japan’s iTunes App store chart

KARA’s ventures in Japan have been nothing short of a complete success this year. They’ve grabbed various top spots on the Japanese ranking chart, Recochoku, for their singles and music videos – even securing #1 for the “New Artist” category.
The girls have done it again with their free music app, “KARA Jumping“, as it pulled them in the #1 spot for the ‘free music category’ on Japan’s iTunes App store chart.
The application was first revealed on December 4th without any official promotions, and earned 50,000 downloads within 10 days of its release through ‘word-of-mouth’ by iPhone users.
Many positive reviews have been made for the app, with Japanese downloaders commenting, “It’s a high quality application that makes it hard to believe that it’s free. I am truly enjoying this,” and “It’s great to be able to see high quality videos of KARA through apps.”
Despite there being a Korean version of the application, 90% of the app’s worldwide downloads come from Japan. A representative of production company Danal commented, “KARA’s popularity in Japan exceeds anything imaginable.
 source allkpop

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