, ♡ Special K-POP ♡: June 28, 2011 ,

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2NE1′s “I’m The Best” Scores Perfect All-Kill!

Photo Credit: YG-Life
2NE1 made their comeback on SBS Inkigayo last night with “I’m The Best,” eliciting a hot response and proving once again that 2NE1 is the idol group to beat this summer — if that’s even possible.
(Can’t really picture any other girl group members pulling off Sandara’s Vegeta hair… Although 2PM’s Taec’s hair in “Hands Up” comes eerily close…)
“I’m The Best,” produced by none other than Teddy, is a powerful fast-beat club track with oh-so-confident lyrics that emphasize the girls’ unparalleled presence in the K-pop scene. “You think you’re better than me? No, no, no, no. Me, me, me, me.” Watch their comeback performance below:

2NE1 — “I’m The Best” @ Inkigayo, June 26, 2011
The highly anticipated MV for “I’m The Best” will be released at 9:00 AM Korean time on June 28.
And with just hours left until the MV drops, YG-Life, the official YG Entertainment blog, revealed that 2NE1 has (yet again) scored a perfect all-kill across all the real-time music charts for the fifth week of June, from Melon and Soribada to Cyworld and Naver.

Photo Credit: Instiz via YG-Life


KARA’s Hara & BEAST Junhyung Are Dating! Netizens More Worried Than Upset

Guess K-Pop only has room for one idol couple at a time.
Just a week ago, SHINee‘s Jonghyun and rising actress Shin Se Kyung announced their split, and now BEAST‘s Junhyung and KARA‘s Hara have swiftly taken up residence as the next young celebrity couple.
Representatives from both idol members’ agencies, CUBE Entertainment and DSP Media, have confirmed the couple’s relationship, which began about a month ago.
Dispatch reporters spotted the couple on a few dates earlier this month. Apparently, due to busy schedules for both BEAST and Kara, Hara and Junhyung were only able to go on three dates since they began dating, where of course Dispatch was present to snap some paparazzi photos.
For Hara and Junhyung, the response is different from the flood of hate comments that rained on Shin Se Kyung’s cyworld and the sudden drop in Jonghyun’s fan cafe numbers that immediately followed their confession.
That’s not to say that devoted BEAST and KARA fans aren’t heartbroken and/or happy for the two, but there seems to be a bigger issue at hand. Netizens have expressed their concern for the Hara-Junhyung couple, wondering why the agencies so easily admitted that the two were in fact dating.

 If they’ve only gone out three times, what’s the point of admitting that they’re in a budding relationship? Netizen comments included, “Why did they confess so easily? What if it doesn’t end well?” and “Wow, times really have changed…”
Comparisons to the Jonghyun and Se Kyung are inevitable, since that couple also revealed their relationship one month into dating after being caught by reporters.
Unfortunately, this had also led to some conclusions about Hara and Junhyung. Upcoming Japanese promotions for Kara with their latest single “Go Go Summer” and BEAST’s debut Japanese single “Bad Girl” = busy schedules = reason why the first couple broke up.
One thing’s for sure, Hara and Junhyung have got all eyes on them from here on out, and we’re thinking that’s not necessarily a good thing. Do you think they’ll suffer the same fate as the Jonghyun-Se Kyung couple? Maybe I should rephrase that — how long do you think until they suffer the same fate as the Jonghyun-Se Kyung couple?

Hara & Junhyung, who would have guessed?

BoA Overseas: Leader Of A New Global Girl Group?!

When SM Town Live in Paris rolled around earlier this month, BoA fans were sorry to hear that she’d be absent from the concert due to the filming schedule for her Hollywood debut, Cobu 3D.
Well, turns out she’s been busy with another major project in the making. A photo of BoA posing alongside five sexy femme fatales has been circulating online, and the six women have been dubbed the world’s next global girl group.
Okay, fine, not really. In actuality, the photo was taken on the set of Cobu 3D, but fans were amused by the thought of BoA joining an international girl group. Netizens remarked that if it was a real girl group, BoA would definitely be the leader — just look at her, shining with charisma, front and center! Comments included “She’s got the leader pose, even when she’s sitting” and “She’s the most eye-catching of the group.”

BoA also made some headlines when a photo of her smooching co-star Derek Hough (of Dancing With The Stars fame) surfaced.
Rumors that the two were dating were immediately squashed by both parties, because duh, it was a scene from the movie, but the steamy photo has made anticipation for Cobu 3D that much higher.
Unfortunately, the movie’s release is set for sometime in 2012, so who knows when that will be… Filming has been completed though, as BoA revealed on her Twitter that she was back home in Korea on June 27.
Cobu 3D is a dance movie (a la Step Up and Save the Last Dance) about two star-crossed lover-dancers caught in the crossfire between their rivaling brothers’ underground dance clubs.
The film stars BoA, Derek Hough, and American actors Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You) and Miki Ishikawa.
[Bonus: TVXQ's Yunho was also spotted filming for the movie, so expect a special appearance!]