From The Straits Times    |

SEUNGRI CAUGHT IN BED
The biggest scandal in K-Pop this week must be pictures of the BIGBANG maknae sleeping published in a Japanese tabloid, allegedly taken by a woman who says she spent a night with him. We leave the googling of “gory” details of the alleged sexcapade up to you — but we’ll say it seems Seungri likes things rough in bed (which if true, makes him about ten times sexier).

Of course, VIPs have come to his defense, saying the photos seemed photoshopped. You might also remember that he and Daesung had their bags stolen in Japan back in August, so it’s possible the thief sold the photos to a tabloid.

What interests us more is this video shot by the paps in Hong Kong of Seungri and Japanese model Anna Kubo getting touchy-feely on a night out in Hong Kong. The two are actually co-stars on the upcoming Japanese drama The Files of Young Kindaichi: Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case.

Watch it until the end — you’ll love the priceless expression on his face when he realises he’s being filmed. YG has already stepped out to say “It’s not a scandal.” Which is so true — the guy’s just enjoying a night out with friends and pretty women, just like any other 21 year-old. 

 

 

MAN CANDY OF THE WEEK
Super Junior’s Kyuhyun sheds his good boy image with this photoshoot for Nylon where he transforms into a rocker. He pulls it off quite well, doncha think?. And want a 51-second video of B2ST posing in athletic gear? You got it. Plus, we’re really loving Yoo Seung Ho’s smirk in this photo for Guess F/W 2012 catalog.

 

WOMAN CANDY OF THE WEEK
There were quite a few photo spreads this week featuring idols like 4Minute’s Gayoon, Wonder Girls’ Sohee and more. But none can top this one — Lee Hyori modelling Calvin Klein’s new Push Positive line. ‘Nuff said. Coming a close second is the always sexy long-time girlfriend of Se7en, Park Han Byul showing off Guess shoes in Nylon.

 

Lee Hyori for Calvin Klein

Lee Hyori for Calvin Klein

Park Han Byul for Guess


SUZY, TAECYEON, WOOYOUNG AND CHANSUNG FOR REEBOK

We reported last week that some of the JYP labelmates have redesigned the classic Reebok Pump Fury shoe. Now check out this music video which shows a dramatic love story (even referencing the famous fish tank scene from Romeo + Juliet) while featuring the brand’s sportswear. 

 

TVXQ’S YUNHO BLINDFOLDED
If your first thought was a naughty one when you saw this teaser image of Yunho for TVXQ’s new album, then join the club. Get ready for the duo’s comeback, after almost two years, on Sept 24 with dance track “Catch Me”.

G-DRAGON CLARIFIES HE’S NOT A PLAYER
You’ve gotta watch the pretty spectacular music video to know what we’re talking about. And to catch GD showing off his ripped bod. He’s also clarified in an interview with 10Asia that the “woman” in the tight dress is actually well, a woman, or his backup dancer to be exact.

Contrary to what many may think, GD revealed on a radio programme that “I tend to date one person for a long time. I try to experience a lot of things with that one person.” We don’t know how he defines “a long time”, but hearing he’s a dedicated man makes him that much more attractive. It almost makes us forget ever seeing this travesty of an outfit. Shiny gold shirt and pants? Really, GD?

    

 

JANG GEUN SUK’S STAY, BTOB’S WOW, U-KISS’S STOP GIRL, SPICA’S I’LL BE THERE, SNSD’S OH
The outspoken Prince of Asia has unveiled the dreamy music video for a ballad off his full-length Japanese album, featuring a sad love story between an actor and his non-celeb girlfriend.

Making waves in Japan as well are Girls’ Generation, who’ve released the Japanese version of their hit song Oh!, with two MVs to boot — the normal version and the dance version where they reprise the cute cheerleading theme. 

BTOB made their comeback last week with the 90s-influenced New Kids On The Block-sounding dance song Wow. Here’s the dance version to satisfy all your BTOB feels. Fresh off their newest mini-album is U-KISS’s Stop Girl, and the accompanying black and white music video where the group gives off a distinctly manly vibe clad in suits.

Rounding off the list is SPICA, who debuted just this year and impressed with their vocals. Their music video for the digital single I’ll Be There shows off a funkier image.

 

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AW MOMENTS OF THE WEEK
Next time you see a human walking around in teddy bear costume it could very well be someone famous, as proven by this video GD tweeted which shows unsuspecting VIPs walking past him. Apparently, GD went around the SBS building giving free hugs too.

SUZY WANTS TO SHOW IAN SOMERHALDER HER PUPPY
The Vampire Diaries hottie tweeted Suzy saying he had heard she named her puppy after his character in the show. Suzy, who once said Somerhalder was her ideal type replied: “Any plan to visit Korea? if so, I’d really like to show you my puppy, Damon :)” Girl, come on, we know you want to do more than that.

He ended the conversation with “I have some requests from Korea now, and I’m planning to visit Korea this year 😉 Night night!” Hmm.

PSY AND SUPER JUNIOR UP FOR MTA EMA
“Gangnam Style” has been nominated for Best Video, up against Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry and M.I.A. while Super Junior is battling EXILE, Hangeng, Jolin Tsai and Yuna for Best Asia Act. The winner will then go on to compete for Best Worldwide Act, which BIGBANG won in 2011. ELFs, make sure you vote here at http://asia.mtvema.com/vote

SISTAR MEMBERS SHOWER TOGETHER
Although it wasn’t the point of her story, Dasom’s revelation on Strong Heart that on the first day when they all moved into the dorm, she “was shocked to see the unnis (an honorific term used by women to refer to women older than them) were walking around in their undergarments.” probably gave fanboys a heart attack. “The unnis all shower together as well,” she added, fuelling the fantasies even more.

IRIS 2 CASTS THREE IDOLS
The followup to the mega-popular series will have KARA’s Jiyoung, B2ST’s Doojoon and MBLAQ’s Lee Joon playing agents. But we’re probably most excited about the possibility of seeing Daniel Henney on our TV screens again — he’s reportedly being considered for a role, too.

LEE SEUNG GI DANCING WITH PSY

Check out their moves in this ad for Samsung’s kimchi refrigerators, complete with a remade version of “Gangnam Style”.

 

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