GAIN’S BLOOMIN’ SEXY IN NEW VIDEO
Recall the last K-Pop music video which featured a sex scene, and a self-pleasuring scene? Nope, neither do we. Gain’s new music video for “Bloom”, off her latest album “Talk About S” may be racy, but it manages to strike a balance between the typical happy, smiling, dancey K-Pop MV and showing what really happens when two young people fall in love.

Loen Entertainment defended the decision to not water down the content, saying “we believe women in their 20s would be able to relate to the MV content” and that it “contains the experience one receives through the emotions of love as well as the course from meeting to separation. Rather than having dark images, we focused on expressing the happiness and overwhelming emotions.”

And that bit on the pole? It’s all her.

WATCH BLOOM BY GAIN:

 

FANS FOUGHT OVER G-DRAGON’S HOODIE AT SINGAPORE CONCERT
Not the proudest moment in Big Bang VIP fandom, surely, but we’re not surprised this happened. Yahoo reports on the experience of two young women caught in the scuffle when GD threw his hoodie into the crowd, resulting in hair pulling, pushing and scratching. All this for only a piece of the jacket. Maybe there should be an unspoken rule for idols to never throw things to the audience?

DON’T BUY YOUR SMTOWN LIVE TOUR III TICKETS FROM TOUTS
Because SMTown organiser Running Into The Sun has adopted a firm stance on people buying and reselling tickets at a much higher price, firstly shaming the touts on their Facebook page and ensuring the resold tickets will be invalidated. Read more HERE.

YOON EUN HYE & YOOCHUN FOR I MISS YOU
We usually skip most of the over-hyped K-dramas but one of our favourite actresses paired with Yoochun (or anyone from JYJ, really)? We’ll definitely catch it. Yoon Eun Hye is a fashion designer who separated from Yoochun (now a police detective) as a teenager, and they have to deal with issues from their past when they meet again as adults.

MAN CANDY OF THE WEEK
We prefer our K-Pop male idols shirtless but the B2ST members look so darned cute covered up in knits for High Cut. And who else can pull off a tracksuit, a look favoured by off-duty rap stars, Hyun Bin’s character in Secret Garden, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, better than Big Bang’s T.O.P? Here he is strolling casually through Incheon Airport.

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WOMAN CANDY OF THE WEEK
Yoona ditches the saccharine for all black in Harper’s Bazaar while the always fabulous 42-year-old actress Kim Hye Soo shows off her assets for W Korea. Jun Ji Hyun looks impossibly perfect both in a figure-hugging, beige dress for this bodycare ad, and eating nacho chips in this CF:

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Yoona in Harper’s Bazaar (above)
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Kim Hye Soo for W Korea (above)

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Jun Ji Hyun for bodycare advert (above)

AW MOMENT OF THE WEEK
Ulala Session’s Lim Yoon Taek is now the dad of a baby girl. Especially poignant is the fact that the leader of the band, which won Superstar K3, has been battling stage four stomach cancer. On a lighter note, cute idol couple KARA’s Hara and B2ST’s Junhyung have been spotted wearing couple rings.

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Ulala Session’s Lim Yoon Taek (pictured above)
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Idol couple KARA’s Hara and B2ST’s Junhyung (pictured above)

NICHKHUN’S COMING BACK, Y’ALL
After the drunk driving incident, 2PM’s Thai Prince has wisely stayed out of the spotlight. But he’s set to end the self-imposed hiatus with an appearance on KOICA’s Dream along with Taecyeon, where he’ll be helping out residents in Tanzania.

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AOA’S GET OUT, 15&’S I DREAM
The girls who gave us the addictive “Elvis” are back with Get Out, where they have a bit of dress-up fun taking on the roles of Lara Croft, The Bride in Kill Bill and more. And 15&, made up of K-Pop Star winner Park Ji Min, and JYP Entertainment trainee Baek Ye Rin (who holds her own against Park’s powerhouse vocals) make their debut with the soul-stirring “I Dream”.

WATCH AOA’S GET OUT:

WATCH 15&’S DREAM:

 

BLOCK B’S TEASERS ARE WEIRD AND FUN
Well, what else did we expect from these mischievous boys, right? We don’t usually feature teasers here but this one with Jaehyo getting flipped off by a girl at a bar is pretty funny in its randomness. Another  to check out: the one with Kyung dancing up to strangers at a street bazaar.

WATCH BLOCK B’S JAEHYO GETTING FLIPPED OFF:

 

G-DRAGON IN UNDERWEAR … SORT OF
In part two of his appearance on Infinity Challenge, GD and the cast members had to design underwear, with GD strutting down the runway in their creations, including one with a soft toy placed very strategically. Unfortunately, he’s wearing a bodysuit underneath so you don’t get to see his ripped bod, but it’s still all so funny. Especially because producers edited it to look like Beyonce and various celebs were cheering him on at the sidelines. Ah, Korean variety shows.

WATCH GD ON INFINITY CHALLENGE:

 

SISTAR HAVE SMALL … FEET
A KBS news show interviewed shoemaker Park Dae Sup who has customised shoes for many K-Pop girl groups. He revealed SISTAR’s Hyorin shoe size to be a US size 6, Bora’s to be US size 6.5 and Dasom and Soyu’s to be US Size 7.5 while SNSD’s tiny Taeyeon shares the same shoe size of US size 7 with Yoona, Seohyun and Yuri. Read more HERE.

DAVICHI FINDS A NEW HOME
Duo Davichi has left Core Contents Media, home to T-ara and notorious slave-driving CEO Kim Kwang Soo, to join an agency founded by their two long-time managers.

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TABLO BREATHES A SIGH OF RELIEF
The Tajinyo controversy has finally ended, with a Seoul Central District Court judge rejecting the appeals of eight members who had hounded the rapper and alleged he had faked his Stanford degree. And in happier news, Epik High has had a successful comeback with “It’s Cold” which achieved an all-kill on Korean music charts.

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SECRET’S HYOSUNG IS MIR’S IDEAL WOMAN
Looks like Kikwang has some competition. MBLAQ’s Mir said on MBC’s All the K-Pop that “Hyosung will always be my ideal type” and he’s thought of Hyosung before going to bed. The sexy singer, on the other hand, revealed Mir’s groupmate Lee Joon has been “going around telling people that I am interested in him”.

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TAEYANG, 2NE1 TO RELEASE NEW MATERIAL IN NOVEMBER; HYUNA BACK THIS MONTH
Finally we will get to hear new solo stuff from Taeyang, and hopefully see more shirt-ripping? YG CEO Yang Hyun Suk said in an interview that Taeyang was originally supposed to release an album in the summer and promote alongside GD. “He finished producing his new album with American producers but he and I were not satisfied with the album so we decided not to release it.”

And Blackjacks can look forward to a followup to “I Love You” with an album from 2NE1 in November too, while YG’s highly anticipated new girl group will debut in January 2013. Way to keep us waiting.

Judging from the teaser image, more “Bubble Pop” goodness can be expected when 4Minute’s HyunA makes her comeback later this month with “Ice Cream”.

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In the meantime, let us enjoy this ovary-exploding performance of “Ma Girl” from Taeyang’s solo concert in 2010. You can thank us later.

WATCH TAEYANG’S MA GIRL:

 

Sources: www.allkpop.com, www.youtube.com/user/LOENENT, 24-7kpop.comsg.entertainment.yahoo.com, www.straitstimes.com, english.chosun.com, www.youtube.com/user/AceOfAngels8, www.youtube.com/user/15andOfficial, www.youtube.com/user/krisbrows04, www.youtube.com/user/CakeMilky, news.naver.com