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Album Review: K-Rock Duo TOXIC Stirs Things Up With Their Comeback Album 'Time' [AUDIO]

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(Photo : TOXIC ) Korean rock duo TOXIC is back with their latest release, "Time."

On October 10, Korean rock duo TOXIC released the mini album “Time.” “Time” is a follow up to their May 2014 single release “Satellite.”

TOXIC were the winners of the inaugural season of the KBS2 music competition program “Top Band.” Since there are only two members in TOXIC, the duo is unique when facing off against other Korean rock acts.

TOXIC member Kim Jung Woo is responsible for the main vocals, guitar, and keyboards while Kim Seul Ong provides backup vocals, as well as drumming.

“Time” provides context to the musicality of TOXIC, which extends well beyond their previous releases

5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 9/22 – 9/28

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5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 9/22 – 9/28 Written by Johnelle On October 1, 2014

Last week in K-pop wasn’t as eventful as this week started off to be, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of things to love. And with possible signs of the K-popcalypse — come on, what’s with 2014 in K-pop — we might as well enjoy as much of it as possible while we still can. The following are the top 5 Things I LOVED in K-pop last week.

5. One Night Only

Some of the cast from the K-drama My Lovable Girl stopped by to challenge team Running Man. There were a lot of fun moments as Rain, Krystal, Alex, Park Young-gyu and Kim Ki-bang tried to make the most of their “One Night Only” on Running Man

Krystal sweetens things up with "Etude" lipstick in new CF featuring Nam Joo Hyuk

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Krystal showed off her sweet and lovely personality for recent CFs with "Etude" cosmetics that also feature the handsome model, Nam Joo Hyuk.


The CFs feature the pink and girly ambience characteristic of "Etude" as Krystal shows off the new "Dear My Wish" lipstick line. The lipsticks are almost like a magic wand of sorts that transform her looks as shown through the outfit changes in the video--and boy, do they come in handy for romantic situations!



It looks like the lipstick really grants any girl"s wishes!

5 Things Every Korean Person Has Grown Up Doing‏

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Ever caught yourself doing something and then thinking, ‘Gee, I wonder if I’m the only unlucky soul forced to do this in the world’? Well, don’t fret because, most likely, there is at least one other person who’s suffering with you!

If you’re Korean and have caught yourself wondering whether or not you are all alone in this world, here’s 5 Things Every Korean Child Has Grown Up Doing‏

1. Bowing to strangers on the street, assuming you know them somehow.There’s this thing about Korean communities all over the world— everyone is interconnected, one way or another. These connections can get so out-of-hand, you get used to being ambushed by random adults.

This is a situation you’ve probably been in at least once in your life: You’re walking along the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, out of nowhere: “Suzy! You’ve grown soooooo much!” You turn around, come face-to-face with a lady, maybe around your mother’s age, beaming at you, expecting an answer

2PM’s Wooyoung Heats Things Up with Park Se Young Through Bold Skinship on “We Got Married”

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On the August 30 broadcast of MBC’s variety program “We Got Married,” 2PM’s Wooyoung and actress Park Se Young took their virtual marriage one step further by displaying bold ‘skinship.’

During the episode, after Park Se Young poured cold water over Wooyoung’s back, the 2PM member playfully pulled his wife in for a tight hug.

The reason being, Wooyoung asked Park Se Young to stop pouring the water, however, the actress jokingly continued to do what she was doing. Upon realizing that she ignored his requests to stop the cold water, he wrapped his arms around Park Se Young, with his soaked body and even while shirtless.

Then, Wooyoung screamed out, “Let’s go sleep. Let’s spend a hot night!”—as a way to warm himself up after his cold shower—causing people to laugh with his 19+ statement

Zico performs solo track "Tough Cookie" on "4 Things Show"

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Block B"s Zico appeared on Mnet"s "4 Things Show" on August 26 and did a performance of his solo track, "Tough Cookie," revealing it for the first time!




As usual, he is tough and charismatic as he raps with immense flow, ease, and power to this catchy hip hop track. Although short, it"s definitely worth the watch, so check it out above!

Idols Do The Darndest Things: Pikachu Edition

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Who isn’t in love with Pikachu?

For those unfamiliar with the loveable and adorable electric mouse, why? Why are you not familiar with Pikachu by now? Even our favorite Korean idols are in love with it! Time to hop on the Pikachu craze, even if it’s because your favorite idol look completely cute with it.

Pikachu is the representative Pokemon, or Pocket Monsters, for the Nintendo media franchise video game that has expanded into trading card games, anime, toys, books, manga and many more media.

ALSO READ: Idols Do The Darndest Things: First Edition

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon will have you cracking up as he imitates the way Pikachu talks with this Pikachu hand puppet. You have to hand it to his imitation though :)

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, 4minute’s HyunA, IU, T-ARA’s Jiyeon and SISTAR’s Bora imitating Pikachu’s voice

Idols do the darndest things: First Edition

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We’ve all come to love our idols through their music and vocal talent. But for the even more dedicated fans, it’s our idols’ loveable nature and personality that takes us over the edge and makes us fall in love with them.

Known for his “kkab” dance, going overboard in dancing, really emphasizing dance moves with your entire body in a humorous way, Jokwon never fails to entertain us with his quirky personality. Even when he’s playing the violin, Jokwon’s got to perform with the Jokwon flare…see for yourself in the video below:

Jokwon is no doubt the King of Kkab. miss A’s Min is then, none other than his partner and the Queen of Kkab. She showed her own zany personality with her spot on, but exaggerated dance moves on various television shows

2PM To Heat Things Up With Studio Album Comeback In September

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Beastly K-Pop idols 2PM are ready for a comeback and their agency has confirmed the group will release a new album next month.

JYP Entertainment has finally revealed plans for 2PM"s long-awaited comeback. A statement from the agency said, "2PM are very excited with their comeback in September up ahead and are passionately putting the final touches on their comeback... They"ll be actively promoting in Korea after the release of the album, so please look forward to it."

Eager fans have even more to be excited about because the guys will be releasing a full studio album.

According to reports, member Jun.K is said to have composed the title track for 2PM"s upcoming album, his first time adding writing credits to the group"s music

‘Fated to Love You’ Jang Hyuk says hurtful things to Jang Na Ra

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MBC drama "Fated to Love You" actor Jang Hyuk said hurtful things to actress Jang Na Ra. On the most recent episode of the drama MBC drama "Fated to Love You" which aired on August 6, 2014, Lee Gun, played by actor Jang Hyuk, forgot the presence of Kim Mi Young, played by actress Jang Na Ra, and the child, and said hurtful thigns to her. Lee Gun knew from news reports that Kim Mi Young used to be his wife, not his secretary. Lee Gun asked Kim Mi Young, "Why did you lie to me? You were not my secretary" and got angry at her. Kim Mi Young said, "I did not want to lie to you. It is because you lost your memory now and doctor Moon told me you can"t be too shocked right now." Lee Gun said, "I did get really shocked. I slept with you and have a baby now. You married me for money, right?" In related news, the new MBC romantic comedy drama "Fated to Love You" tells a story of a naïve girl named Kim Mi Young, played by actress Jang Na Ra, who is at times too nice, and her destined love with Lee Gun, played by actor Jang Hyuyk, whose position as a heir is being threatened

Park Myung Soo Reveals Future Plans and Dishes Dirt on MNET’s “4 Things Show”

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Comedian and singer Park Myung Soo is collaborating with a world famous hip-hop star on his next project.

On the August 5 edition of Mnet’s “4 Things Show,” Park Myung Soo appeared as a guest and disclosed previously untold stories about music and musicians. He also revealed his ambitions to take the stage at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) at the end of the year.

In his interview, Park Myung Soo discussed the story behind his chart-topping hit “Myung Soo’s Ddeokbokki,” in particular the process of casting featuring artists Lim Kim. He also talked about Yoon Jong Shin’s abrupt change after the song’s success, and the reaction of the “Infinity Challenge” cast

HyunA continues to heat things up with two male models in next teaser image for 'A Talk'

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HyunA continued to heat things up ahead of her comeback with the poster image for her upcoming third mini-album "A Talk"!


SEE ALSO: HyunA reveals tracklist for her upcoming mini album "A Talk" featuring Yoseob and LE


Unlike her previous teaser images, HyunA poses with two mysterious men who noticeably have washboard abs, giving some eye candy for both fanboys and fangirls. She continues to sport her signature look of jet black hair and bold red lips in this image as well, hinting at the more mature sexy concept coming up.


Stay tuned for her comeback stage on the 25th and album release on the 28th!

Choiza’s Mother Talks About Her Son’s Habit of Losing Things on “The Human Condition”

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Choiza, one of the Dynamic Duo members, appeared on the KBS 2TV show “The Human Condition” with his mother Seo Yae Sook on the episode that aired on July 19.

Th mother and son were taking with fellow show member Kim Joon Hyun. When Kim Joon Hyun asked his mother, “Is there a secret you want to reveal to the audience?” to which Choiza’s mother joyfully agreed to tell.

She said, “My boy is nice but he really can’t take care of himself. Ever since he was young he used to lose things a lot and when someone got hold of his money that was supposed to his academy fee, he wouldn’t notice. He needs to fix that habit as soon as possible.”

When Kim Joon Hyun heard that he loses things, he humorously answered, “So that’s why he loses his wallet as well

GOT7 reveal they receive sex and ethics education at JYPE and talk about the things they did to grow taller

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GOT7 talked about the sex education that JYP Entertainment artists and trainees are known to receive and how their agency helped them to grow taller!


SEE ALSO: GOT7 look cool and comfortable in their dance practice clip for "A"


On the July 9 broadcast of SBS Power FM"s "K.Will"s Young Street", DJ K.Will asked, "I heard that JYP Entertainment offers sex and morals/ethics education", which GOT7 confirmed, "Yes. We receive sex education and mental care."


Leader JB shared, "Ever since our trainee days, we would receive sex education from teacher Goo Sung Ae once every month. Teacher Goo Sung Ae once said, "I don"t know about anything else but JYP Entertainment is really clean when it comes to [sex education]

Dohee wonders why things got so cold in Tiny-G's 'Ice Baby' teaser

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Tiny-G has released their first teaser for their "Ice Baby" comeback!
After Myungji left the group to become an actress, the girls will be having a comeback as a trio. The first teaser for "Ice Baby" features member Dohee trying to call someone but failing to connect to the person.

SEE ALSO: Tiny-G to make a comeback later this month


The caption on screen reads, "Why did we become so cold?". The teaser also shows a bit of the girls" concept and choreography at the end, so check it out above!
The girls" comeback is set for July 3rd.