Monthly Archives: April 2012

5 Star Hollywood Hunks Of April 2012 (Cast Your Vote)

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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @11:57 p.m. PST

 

 

LINK TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE HUNK OR HUNKS FOR FUTURE COMPETITIONS:5 STAR HOLLYWOOD HUNKS TWITTER

5 Star Hollywood Hunks of April 2012 is the second annual competition. Cast your votes for your favorite and the winner of  April will be in the finals for 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2012 in December. The winner of the 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year will receive a trophy. May competition ends May 31, 2012 at midnight PST.

TV personality Matt Jacobi won 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of January 2012.

The first 5 Star Hollywood Hunk Of The Year 2011 was November featured hunk, singer, songwriter, model, and actor Jaejoong of JYJ and TVXQ.

5 Star Hollywood Hunks Of April 2012 List:

 

1.Casey James – Singer & Musician (American Idol Contestant)

Casey James. Photo Credit: Taste Of Country

 

2. Kyle Lowder – Actor & Singer (Days Of Our Lives – The Bold And The Beautiful)

Kyle Lowder. Photo Credit: Canyon News

3. Esai Morales – Actor (La Bamba – NYPD Blue)

Esai Morales. Photo Credit: Top News

4. Allen Payne – Actor (Cosby Show – House Of Payne)

Allen Payne. Photo Credit: TV Listings

5. Kevin Richardson – Singer (Backstreet Boys)

Kevin Richardson. Photo Credit: gev

 

Bobby Brown “I’m Not The One That Got Whitney On Drugs”

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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @ 1:33 a.m PST

 

 

Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.

 

“I’m not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all,” Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the “Today” show on U.S. television network NBC.

“I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he added.

Houston, 48, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.

The singer had spoken publicly about a long battle with cocaine, marijuana and crack, particularly during her tempestuous 15-year marriage to Brown. They divorced in 2007, but some fans and members of Houston’s family have blamed Brown for her untimely death.

In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.

“I was hurt … because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years – I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know – listen, it’s a hard fight,” he said.

Brown said drugs were part of Houston’s life before he met her in 1991. “I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he said.

“So this was a part of her life before you and she got together?” Lauer asked.

“Way, way before. Yeah … It’s just, it’s just unexplainable – how one could, you know, (say that I) got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone,” Brown replied.

Brown said Houston had a “glow about her” when he last saw her about a week before she died. He was at a restaurant having dinner with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

“She just looked like she was in a good place,” he said about the “I Will Always Love You” singer.

The interview will be aired on “Today” show on Wednesday and Thursday.

Brown turned up for Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.

Six weeks after Houston died, Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with drunk driving and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.

 

BOBBY BROWN Photo Credit longislandpress.com

 

Bethaney Wallace 19, Cover Model Suffered From Anorexia & Bulimia Died (Photos)

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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @1:25 p.m. PST

 

 

 

  • Despite stunning good looks, teenager never believed she was attractive enough for the modelling world
  • She developed anorexia and bulimia at the age of 16 and the illnesses left her too tired to work
  • The model died in her sleep at her grandmother’s house of suspected heart failure

An anorexic teenage covergirl died of heart failure in her sleep after her weight dropped to just six stone.

 

 

Bethaney Wallace, 19, appeared to be living a dream lifestyle, appearing on the covers of glossy magazines including Girl Talk and Popgirl from the age of 12.

 

 

But despite her stunning good looks she never believed she was attractive enough and succumbed to anorexia and bulimia aged 16.

 

 

‘You can’t feed them because they will just sick it up. Her friends said they would go to a restaurant and Bethaney would only order bread.

 

‘The first time my wife noticed something was when Bethaney was asleep on the sofa and when she woke up the first thing she did was touch her stomach.

 

‘She lost her self esteem. She would say she was fat. But she was so beautiful. She didn’t realise how pretty she was. Once a man was staring at her on the escalator so much that he fell down.

 

‘But she had up days and down days. It was like Jekyll and Hyde.

 

‘I tried to warn her that her organs would fail, but she just said “don’t be silly”. She would stay at my mother’s house.

 

‘If you mentioned food it would start an argument.’

Bethaney, who volunteered for Care UK in her home town of Newmarket, Suffolk, died at her grandmother’s house in nearby Carlton on April 18.

 

Her eating problems began when she got glandular fever aged 16 after a holiday in Greece – and became determined not to put the weight back on.

 

The model’s parents said she became agitated whenever anyone asked her what she was eating and would order just bread when she went out with friends.

 

Mr and Mrs Wallace also told how they could never enjoy watching her eat because when she tucked in they knew she would make herself sick later.

 

The couple today said they were left feeling helpless because Bethaney was legally an adult and they had no rights to force her to change.

 

Mrs Wallace said: ‘It was so hard to get the help. I went to the doctors a few times on my own.

 

‘I asked them to call her in for something else and then bring up the eating
disorder.

‘But Beth was not a child so I could not force her to get help. For parents you are slowly watching your child die.

 

‘It was out of our hands.’

 

Bethaney modelled for teen magazines Popgirl, BBC Girl Talk and Make It Groovy in 2004 when she was 12, making £112 per shoot.

 

The former student of Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge had hoped to pursue a career in photography and modelling.

She stopped modelling for two years to concentrate on her school work and achieved four A*s, four As and one B for her GCSEs, as well as an A* for photography, B for Biology, B for Geography and C for Media Studies at A-level.

Her parents said Bethaney’s death had been made more tragic because they had started to feel like she had turned the corner and was getting on top of her conditions – after years of being too weak to even go shopping.

Mr Wallace said: ‘She was getting better. She was having counselling and making good progress.’

He added: ‘She had started doing more. I wonder if she had done too much. The paramedics said her blood sugar level was very low.’

Housewife Mrs Wallace added: ‘Girls were never jealous of Bethaney because when they spoke to her they realised she was really nice. The loveliness inside came out.

‘She stayed friends with everyone.

‘Everyone who saw Bethaney knew she was a beautiful girl. But those who got to know her realised that she was beautiful inside too.

‘She had an inviting smile and big brown eyes that would make everybody happy.

Bex Parramint, 30, from Power Model Management in Norwich, Norfolk, who represented Bethaney when she was modelling, paid tribute to her today.

She said: ‘I remember that as a little girl Bethaney would always have fresh flowers in her bedroom.

‘She was a really bright, smiley, beautiful little girl. She was so cute. She was just right as she was.’

Mary George, spokeswoman for eating disorder charity Beat, said anorexia and bulimia ‘take a huge toll on the body over a period of time’.

She said: ‘Our hearts go out to Bethaney’s family – eating disorders are devastating illnesses and it is particularly poignant that she had been making progress in her battle to beat her illness.

‘Eating disorders take a huge toll on the body over a period of time.’

The coroner for Suffolk said the cause of Bethaney’s death is uncertain pending tests.

An inquest was opened and adjourned on April 23. Bethaney also leaves behind a sister Shari, 22.

West Suffolk Eating Disorder Service in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, gave Bethaney an eating plan and she had been receiving counselling for a year.

The bulimia and anorexia sufferer was 5ft 3ins and had weighed 6st 10lbs in February.

Her BMI was 16.6, which meant she was categorised as dangerously underweight.

At Madrid Fashion Week 2012 models were banned from taking part if they had a BMI of less than 18.

On the night she died, Bethaney had gone to stay with her grandmother in Moulton, Suffolk, on the night she died.

The next morning her parents received a phone call from Bethaney’s grandmother and they rushed round to find her dead.

Bethaney Wallace, left at a shoot, was forced to step away from modelling when her illnesses left her too weak to work. Photo Credit: SWNS

 

Bethaney Wallace. Photo Credit: Daily Mail

 

Teen sensation: Bethaney Wallace appeared on the cover of popular magazines including Girl Talk at Pop Girl. Photo Credit: Daily Mail via SWNS

 

Unhappy: Despite her success, Bethaney Wallace lost all her self esteem and would only bread inn restaurants. Photo credit: Daily Mail

 

Grieving: Cathy and Clive Wallace were terrified for their daughter, but every conversation about food became an argument. Photo Credit: Daily Mail via SWNS

 

 

Serena Williams: I Can’t Sleep

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Posted: Monday April 30, 2012 @12:50 a.m PST

 

 

According to AP,  Serena Williams is part of a new venture with LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, and Pitbull to promote Sleep Sheets, which bills itself as a natural sleep aid.

Serena said she’s had trouble sleeping for years because she’s “constantly on a natural high, high on life, and happy, happy, happy, and working.”

She said her sleep difficulty was so bad one year it affected her at the Australian Open.

“Several years ago before the finals, I couldn’t sleep, and I had to take something to relax and make me go to sleep,” she said. “It was obviously a pharmaceutical thing, but I physically couldn’t sleep, and the only thing with that is that it slows you down the next day.”

“I did, but I was a little sluggish,” she said, laughing. “It’s nothing that I ever want to do again. I can’t put the finals of the Australian Open on the line because I can’t sleep.”

Besides her excitement for upcoming Grand Slams and the Olympics, Serena said she’s also still focused on her side ventures, which include an upcoming appearance on the TV show Drop Dead Diva, her nails (she’s a licensed manicurist and has a nail polish line), her clothing company, Aneres, and business school, just to name a few.

SERENA WILLIAMS 

Tammi Terrell Motown’s Beauty Queen April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970

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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 11:50 p. m PST

 

TAMMI TERRELL Photo Credit soulwalking.co.uk

 

According to Wikipedia,  Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, known as Tammi Terrell (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist and songwriter most notable for her association with Motown Records and her duets with Marvin Gaye.

 

As a teenager she recorded for the  Scepter-Wand, Try Me and Checker record labels. She signed with Motown in April 1965 and enjoyed modest success as a solo singer. Once she was paired with Gaye in 1967, her stardom grew, but on October 14 of that year she collapsed on stage into Gaye’s arms during a performance.

 

She was soon thereafter diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor which eventually led to her death at age 24.

 

 

 

 

 

Park Ji-min 15, Wins K-Pop Star (Photo & Videos)

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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @9:50 p.m. PST

 

 

Park Ji-min, a 15-year-old middle school student, won SBS’ “K-Pop Star” audition on Sunday to emerge as the youngest winner — and first female victor — of any of the nation’s recent TV audition shows. Park beat fellow teenager Lee Ha-yi in the final episode that was broadcast live after capturing the attention of world news media and Hollywood celebrities.

She captivated judges immediately with her stage manner and excellent singing skills. When she performed “Rolling in The Deep” by British singer Adele in a preliminary event, two of the three judges — BoA and Park Jin-young — hurrahed, an event that even featured of CNN’s coverage. Actor Ashton Kutcher also posted the footage on his Twitter account, and the CBS talk show “The Talk” asked Park to appear on the show. When she was picked as the winner, she said she felt like all her hard work had paid off.

Born in Daejeon, Park emigrated to Thailand with her family at the age of five. She seems to have inherited her talent from her parents, who were singers either in popular or Christian music genres.

“We heard that Park’s parents like music, so they wanted their daughter to become a good singer as she grew up. They devoted themselves to her education. And Park learned swimming, ballet and golf from her childhood. The family came back to Korea so she could get a good education in music,” SBS said.

Park received prize money of W300 million and a luxury car (US$1=W1,135). She will also get the opportunity to release an album through one of the nation’s three major management agencies — SM, YG or JYP.

Park Ji-min

 

 

 

Jaejoong Fan Meeting In Taipei For 2,500 Fans

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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @7:31 p.m. PST

 

 

Jaejoong’s fan meeting in Taipei  is confirmed.

On May 23, 2012 is the date of his fan meeting which will hold 2,500 fans.

More Information will be added as news comes in.

Jaejoong.

Marvin Sapp Losing His Wife Malinda To Cancer Says “Best Way To Honor Someone Who Has Passed On Is To Live”

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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @1:50 p.m. PST

 

 

 

“Never Would Have Made It” is the biggest gospel hit of the past decade, and the man who sings it, Marvin Sapp, is quite possibly the biggest name in gospel today — a development that still surprises the Michigan pastor.

 

“I’m blown away by how that song has had the impact that it has had on so many people,” Sapp tells NPR’s Guy Raz. “All of us, I’ve learned, have gone through ‘never would have made it’ moments, and that’s the reason why I believe that it resonates so strongly in so many people’s lives.”

 

Sapp’s last record made its debut at No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart, the highest debut for a gospel record in half a century. Since then, he has lived through the tragic loss of his wife, MaLinda, to cancer in 2010. Sapp says he wanted to “sit back and just give up” after her death, but that a comment from his then-11-year-old daughter Madison convinced him to keep going.

 

“The day after she passed, that morning at 6 a.m. my kids were up getting ready for school,” Sapp says. “And I was like, ‘You don’t have to go to school today — Mommy just went to be home with the Lord yesterday.’ And she said, ‘No, no, Daddy. We’ve got to go to school because Mommy would want us to keep it moving.’

 

“That’s what we’ve been doing ever since, me and my children — we’ve been keeping it moving,” Sapp says. “What I’ve learned is the best way to honor someone who has passed on is to live.”

Marvin Sapp. Photo Credit: NPR via Marvin Sapp

 

 

Lee Wan Discharged From Military Revealed His Sister Kim Tae-hee “Didn’t Know” & Park Bom “Favorite 2NE1 Member’ (Discharged Video)

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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012@ 1:43 p.m. PST

 

 

It was revealed that “Stairway to Heaven” actor Lee Wan was officially discharged from the military.

 

As reported on Allkpop website, on 23 April, an event was held at Defense Agency for Public Information Services in Yongsan to celebrate Lee Wan’s discharge. Despite the uninviting weather, the media and his fans – both local and international came to welcome his return.

 

The actor, who is also actress Kim Tae-hee’s brother was asked about the absence of his sister, to which he answered jokingly, “She didn’t come to see me although she lived nearby. She didn’t even know I was being discharged today when I called her. She kept talking about how she broke her computer instead.”

 

He also enthused that Kim Tae-hee helped him a lot during his time in the military, “When I was serving in the military, I gave nearly 2,000 autographs of my sister away so I could have an easy time in the military!”

 

And in the “traditional” obligatory question asked to all stars that were discharged from the military, Lee Wan was also asked which girl group he liked the best. He replied, “I like 2NE1, and I even had their picture up in my cubby. Park Bom is my favourite member, and she was a great source of strength during my service.”

Lee Wan.
Kim Tae-hee. Photo Credit: mysoju.com
Park Bom (2NE1).

Kim Hyun Joong Pre-Asia Fan Meeting Interview “I’ll Try To Show My Fans A Better Side”

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Photo Credit: star.koreandrama.org

Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 12:10 a.m. PST

 

 

Korean pretty boy Kim Hyun Joong will be in Singapore for the Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012, held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4, where he will now high-five all 3,000 fans at the show . Each member of the audience will also receive a set of T-shirt and brooch, featuring the U:ZOOSIN character which is designed by Hyun Joong.

Prior to his arrival, xinmsn caught up with Hyun Joong in a short email interview, though a number of our questions were unfortunately censored by the Korean management. The Korean heartthrob shares his memorable moments in Singapore, why he thinks he is a ‘Lucky Guy’ and his plans in the near future.

Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012
Date: May 4, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: S$198, S$168, S$138 (excluding S$3 SISTIC fee)

xinmsn is proud to be the official online media for Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore.

Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore is organised by Running Into The Sun and AMC Group Singapore.

You’ve been to Singapore so many times. What are some of your most memorable moments in Singapore?
Every moment is memorable to me — the number of fans who welcomed me at the airport and gave me their warm reception and support during my stay in Singapore. I also look forward to attending this fan meeting.

You have a song called ‘Lucky Guy’. Do you think you’re a lucky person? Why?
I think I am a very happy person currently, because I can do both music and acting, and is well-loved by people when doing both.

What’s the biggest difference between Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong?
I feel that Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong is very different. Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong tries to show his perfect side to the fans, whereas the normal Kim Hyun Joong leads a normal life just like the others. I spend my time reading cartoons and playing soccer.

What are some of your future plans? Will you be releasing another album, or participate in any drama this year?
I want to be able to do well in both music and acting, and not just focus on one particular area. This year, I plan to have album activities and acting. While preparing for this upcoming fan meeting, I’m also looking at good drama or movie scripts. I’ll try to show my fans a better side, so please look forward to it.

Kim Hyun Joong.

Lee Tae Gon 이태곤 Website Opens & Fan Meetings In Japan (Photo)

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Source: Nate

Photo Credit: Nate – Sports Seoul

Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m. PST

 

 

Actor Lee Tae Gon 35  (King Gwanggaeto) will hold a fan meeting in Japan in July 2012 which starts with Osaka and Fukuoka.

The show King Gwanggaeto has gained Gon a lot of popularity in Japan.

There will be a web site opening (leetaegon.net) on July 1 , 2012 to commemorate the fan event in Tokyo and for more information on up coming fan meetings.

The Japanese version of King Gwanggaeto will be released on DVD in mid-May.

Lee Tae Gon 이태곤.

Song Joong Ki First Asia Tour Fan Meeting In Singapore “Thrill & Love” Cancelled

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Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 @9:08 p.m. PST

 

 

Local event organiser Colored Rhythms will be pulling out of the Song Joong Ki’s 1st Asia Tour Fan Meeting 2012 in Singapore “Thrill & Love”

This just in: Event organisers of Korean actor Song Joong Ki’s first Asia Tour Fan Meeting in Singapore “Thrill & Love” just updated xinmsn that they have “decided not to proceed further” as organisers of the fan meeting due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.

A rep from Colored Rhythms declined to further comment on the matter when xinmsn approached them for an in-depth explanation.

In the press release, Colored Rhythms said, “We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to all Song Joong Ki fans as well as anyone who has supported this event in one way or another. We earnestly seek their kind understanding. We strive to work even harder and hope everyone will continue to show us your kind support in future.”

Fans who purchased tickets via SISTIC for the May 20 event will be able to get a full refund for it.

If you purchased your ticket using a credit card, the refund will be credited back to your card automatically. No further action required on your part. If you purchased your ticket using cash or NETS, you may proceed to SISTIC office at Singapore Indoor Stadium between May 2 and May 9 with your ID and original tickets to obtain a refund.

SISTIC will be contacting all affected ticket holders via phone or email from April 30 onwards to assist with the refund procedures. No further action is necessary for those who have emailed Colored Rhythms with regards to the autograph and Hi-5 passes as no payment have been made.

Colored Rhythms informed xinmsn that there may be a new organiser for the event. Kindly stay tuned to xinmsn for further announcements from the new organiser.

Song Joong Ki.

Sabu (Wrestling Icon) Found Unresponsive Rushed To Hospital

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Source & Story Credit: TMZ

Photo Credit: TMZ

Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 @ 8:46 p.m PST

 

 

 

Sabu — a hardcore wrestling icon  — was rushed to the hospital before a scheduled event tonight in Pennsylvania … TMZ has learned.

Cops in Travose, PA tell TMZ they were dispatched to a hotel for a medical emergency, but wouldn’t elaborate. The manager at the hotel where Sabu was staying tells TMZ the staff there felt the wrestler was intoxicated when paramedics were called.

A source close to Sabu tells TMZ he had been MIA all day and promoters for an ECW reunion event he was scheduled to appear at could not get in touch with him.

According to our source, Sabu had an allergic reaction to a medication he had been taking.

Sabu is one of the top-billed wrestlers at the Extreme Reunion tonight, but we’re told he’ll be a no-show.

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A rep for the event tells TMZ, “Sabu was found unresponsive in his hotel room earlier today when event staff went to his room to pick him up for tonight’s show. Management is currently awaiting results from his doctors to find out what actually happened.”

The rep continues, “All we know is that he had prior health issues that might have been a contributing factor. We’re pulling for him and are very concerned for his health. We wish him the best of luck in his recovery.”

Sabu. Photo Credit: TMZ

Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy) Saves Teen’s Life From Flipped Car

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Source & Story Credit: USA Today – Olivia Barker

Photo Credit: USA Today – Markus Schreiber, AP

Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 @5:15  p.m. PST

 

 

According to TMZ, It seems McDreamy, a k a Patrick Dempsey, came to the rescue last Tuesday afternoon of a teenage boy whose car had flipped several times — into, TMZ reports, the Grey’s Anatomy star’s Malibu front yard.

Apparently, the Mustang was totaled, but a crowbar-wielding Dempsey — a passionate car-racing fan, by the way — was able to pry the driver free. The boy got just a concussion — but also, clearly, a great story.

Hollywood is heaping huzzahs on its latest hero. “True Story: Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey pulled my friend’s son out of overturned car after bad accident on Tuesday. #GoodDude” tweeted Shawn Ryan, The Shield‘s creator, on Friday.

Patrick Dempsey. Photo Credit: USA Today Markus Schreiber, AP

 

Jay Park Answered 7 Questions Including His New Breed Showcase,Tattoos, & Girls (Photo & Videos)

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Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. PST

 

 

Yahoo! Singapore caught up one on one with Korean hip hop artiste Jay Park ahead of his showcase this Sunday night at St James Power Station.

With a jam-packed schedule of press interviews and fan meets since touching down in Singapore on Friday, Park, 25, looked slightly tired, but the b-boy dynamo says that once he’s on stage, whatever exhaustion he feels just melts away.

“Once I get on stage I’m not tired — just ready to give my best. Sometimes I’ll take a Red Bull and say a quick prayer,” said Park, whose high-energy and physically demanding dance performances have earned him a place among the best hip-hop dancers in the Korean music industry.

His comeback performance on M! Countdown in Korea stirred controversy with the provocative dance choreography of “Know Your Name”, which he termed the “playing with fire dance”.

It involves a female dancer who performs body waves against Park’s body, and drew both admiration and criticism — ultimately, the “New Breed” album sold 80,000 copies in less than a month.

Up close, nothing is cookie-cutter about Park, from his numerous tattoos to his refreshingly open answers in an industry where most stars remain tight-lipped at the merest hint of controversy.

On getting to know a girl in a club like his title track “Know Your Name”

“I don’t know, I guess I’ll just go up to her and ask her, oh, what’s your name? Do you wanna get a drink?” said Park. “I don’t usually do this.”

His tattoos

“My tattoos, they are my way of expression. They all have different meanings to me.” said Park.

His many tattoos include a Korean flag, a Space Needle, a Lion on his chest, and the title of his album, “New Breed” on the side of his hand.

“I tattooed New Breed even before my album came out — to me it means a new breed of artiste — I now do all kinds of things, rap, dance, and all that.”

What if he runs out of space?  “Wow, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll write it down on a piece of paper.” said Park with a laugh.

Turning 25

For his 25th Birthday on the 25th of April, Park spent quality time with his family in Korea.

“We went to eat some sushi, and I did some recording, for my three songs in English. Then I watched the Avengers, which was great.” said Park.

“I do feel like I’m getting older, but I’m okay with it, it’s not an ‘oh no’ thing yet.”

Working with producer Rob Knox and his dream collaboration

“Rob is not intimidating at all, he’s really down to earth. We met, we vibed… he introduced me to James Fauntleroy, who wrote the hit “No Air” for Jordin Sparks,” said Park, who promptly broke out in song.

Fauntleroy composed the track “I Love You” featuring Korean rap group Dynamic Duo for Park’s new solo album.

His dream collaboration ? “There are thousands of singers I can think of, but (the late) Michael Jackson, that would have been great.” said Park, who counts Dr Dre, P Diddy, and Tupac among his musical idols.

On staying real

“I don’t feel like a superstar,” said Park, who added that he keeps in close touch with his family, who live with him in Korea, as well as his close friends in Seattle, who keep him grounded.

To his fans in Singapore

“I didn’t know I had so many fans here, I’m really honored,” said Park, who was greeted by a few hundred fans after touching down at Changi Airport.

On what to bring for fans attending his showcase on Sunday night

“Expect a good show and a little taste of my album, my music. Just bring your body, that’s enough,” said Park, who last performed here in 2010.

Jay Park will be performing at his “New Breed” showcase on 29 April 2012 (Sunday) at 3:30 pm at Dragonfly, St James Power Station, and will also make a guest appearance on Star Awards 2012 later that night.

Jay Park at New Breed Press Conference, 2012. Photo Credit:. P (Yahoo! Photos/ Elizabeth Soh)

 

According to TODAYdigital, Singer Jay Park gave a press conference in Singapore today, prior to his appearance at the forthcoming Star Awards, and his four-nation Asian tour.

He talks about his ‘zombie-look’ New Breed album cover, his song writing, his ‘abs policy’…and what the girls need to do to get a second date with him.

 

 

According to TODAYdigital, Singer Jay Park gave a press conference in Singapore today, prior to his appearance at the forthcoming Star Awards, and his four-nation Asian tour.

He talks about his ‘zombie-look’ New Breed album cover, his song writing, his ‘abs policy’…and what the girls need to do to get a second date with him.

Lady Gaga Seoul Korea Concert Protested As “Obscene, Too Homosexual, and Pornographic” Under 18 Banned (Video)

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Source & Story Credit: MSNBC –  Rebecca Macatee, E! Online

Media Credit: Photo (nahrnet.com – MSNBC – Kim Hee-Chul – EPA) Video (ClevverMusic)

Posted: Friday April 27, 2012 @4:27 p.m. PST

 

 

 

Seoul’s underage Little Monsters were out of luck earlier this week when Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” concert became an adults-only event.

 

According to the BBC, a small group of Christians staged a rally outside the South Korean capitol’s Olympic Stadium ahead of the performance. Activists in Seoul had been protesting the concert for a week, calling the 26-year-old’s music and performances “obscene,” with the potential to “taint” young people.

 

 

One group calling itself the Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert said her show was “too homosexual and pornographic.”

 

Rev. Yoon Jung-hoon, who organized the group, told Reuters the Christian Council of Korea “will take all measures such as boycotting Hyundai Card [a sponsor of Gaga’s tour] to root out this kind of obscene culture.”

 

Joon attended the concert to “monitor” the performance for homosexual content.

 

 

Gaga is an advocate for gay rights and empowering people of all sexual orientations. “I can hear you, Korea,” the pop star tweeted Thursday night. “I’m shaking.”
Lady Gaga.

 

Left: Kim Hee-Chul (Super Junior Music Group). Fans in Gaga-inspired dress gather before the pop star kicks off her "Born This Way Ball" world tour at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Photo Credit: MSNBC - Kim Hee-Chul - EPA

 

 

Karla Vanessa Perez Pregnant With 9 Babies – Six Girls and Three Boys (Photos & Video Link)

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Source & Story Credit: Reuters

Media Credit: Photo (Daily Mail) (usa.se.pl) / Video (INFO7.mx)

Posted: Friday April 27, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. PST

 

 

A Mexican woman is pregnant with nine babies – six girls and three boys – the country’s main broadcaster Televisa reported on Thursday night.

 
The woman was identified as Karla Vanessa Perez of the northeastern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas. She is currently being treated at a hospital in the state capital Saltillo, the broadcaster said in the report.

 
Perez, whose age was not given, had fertility treatment leading to the multiple pregnancy, it said.

 
State-owned news agency Notimex also reported the pregnancy, saying Perez was due to give birth on May 20.

 
“It’s very early to think of names for the babies,” Perez told Notimex. “First I hope that everything goes well.”

 
The successful delivery of nonuplets would be one of the highest multiple births ever recorded.

 
In 2009, a woman in California gave birth to octuplets, sparking worldwide media attention.

Karla Vanessa Perez Pregnant With Nine Babies. Photo Credit: Daily Mail
Karla Vanessa Perez Husband Bernardo. Photo Credit: Daily Mail

 

Karla Vanessa Perez Pregnant With 9 Babies.

 

INFO7.mx Video Link (In Spanish 8:16 Video): VIDEO LINK: KARLA VANESSA PEREZ PREGNANT WITH 9 BABIES

Demi Lovato Wild Paraguay Fans Forced Her Off The Stage (Photo & Video)

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Source & Story Credit: E! Online – Josh Grossberg – ENTV

Media Credit: Photo (Omg Yahoo) / Video ( ENTV)

Posted: Friday April 27, 2012 @1:00 p.m. PST

 

 

Apparently, there are some really die-hard Demi Lovato fans south of the  border.

 

The singer-actress wanted to do something nice for kids who attended her  concert last night in Paraguay by letting them move a little closer to the  stage.

 

Alas, what she didn’t count on was getting mobbed!

After gesturing for folks in the wings to come on up, a bunch of screaming  girls and boys surged forward, prompting the 19-year-old Lovato to shout, “You  guys gotta be safe though.”

 

Seconds later, a young woman ran up and hugged her. As security tried to  separate her from the Sonny Without a Chance star, a bunch of male fans  joined the melee, though Lovato managed to get away and head off stage.

 

Eventually, order was restored, Lovato returned and the show went on with the  pop sensation performing another tune, the crowd gleefully singing along.

 

Viva Demi!

 

Demi Lovato Mobbed By Fans In Paraguay.

 

 

According to ENTV, Demi Lovato has some die hard fans out there – But the crowd at her concert in Paraguay last night might take the cake. It all started when the pop star had the barricades brought down in front of the stage so the kids could get a little closer – big mistake! Lovato was rushed to safety and later returned to the stage to continue her performance.

 

 

Kim Hyun Joong Changed From 500 Fans To All 3000 Fans ‘His Personal Request’ (Photos)

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Source & Story Credit: Soompi – Rebby

Photo Credit: Soopmi – KEYEAST

Posted: Friday April 27, 2012 @12:01 a.m. PST

 

 

Kim Hyun Joong is set to break the record by any performing artist in Singapore by offering the closest interaction with his audience during his mini-concert on May 4.

 

 

Originally, only 500 lucky fans would be picked to high-five with him through a ballot. However, Kim Hyun Joong has personally requested to extend this to everyone in attendance, meaning a whopping 3000 fans will now get the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the star! This is an unprecedented gesture from a pop idol.

 

 

High-five sessions are normally private sessions that are open to only a small group of fans as part of the fan-meeting package. Fans would either pay a premium fee to enjoy the chance for interaction with their favorite artiste or pray that their lady luck shines on them brightly for them to be picked through a lucky draw.

 

 

However, Kim Hyun Joong has taken this a step further by expressing his wish to high-five every single member of the audience.

 

 

“This is a very special request we’ve received, which proves Kim Hyun Joong’s immense devotion to his fans. We are glad that fans in Singapore will get a very personal touch – pun intended – with Kim Hyun Joong; but we’re also excited that all members in the audience will be part of a record-breaking moment,” says Wendy Ng, Executive Producer of Running Into The Sun.

 

 

On top of that, Kim Hyun Joong will also be giving away to everyone in the audience one set of the U:ZOOSIN T-shirt and brooch, a cartoon avatar created by Kim Hyun Joong himself. These will be specially made for his fan meeting tour. U:ZOOSIN has sold 50,000 units in Korea alone, boasting approximately USD1,900,000 in sales.

 

 

Kim Hyun Joong 2012 Asia Fan Meeting in Singapore” will showcase more than 10 songs and interactive segments in a two-hour show. Premiere seats, which are seats closest to the stage, have completely sold out. However, fans may still purchase good seats from the Arena and Terrace categories through SISTIC. This fan-meeting will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4. “Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore” is brought to you by official card UOB Cards, and organized by Running Into The Sun and AMC Group Singapore

Kim Hyun Joong. Photo Credit: Soompi

 

Kim Hyun Joong. Photo Credit: Soompi / KEYEAST

 

U-Kiss “DORADORA” An Addictive Tune (Photo & Video)

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Source  Story Credit: MTV K – Janine Bower

Media Credit: Photo (MTV K) / Video (ukiss208)

Posted: Thursday April 26, 2012 @6:00 p.m. PST

 

 

That’s right, U-Kiss has returned with a new music video for “DORADORA”, their latest release off of their sixth mini-album. Coming back with way more than a few new hairstyles, this U-Kiss track is quite the addictive tune. You have been warned!

 

In the teaser for “DORADORA,” it’s very clear that U-Kiss is back to their old tricks again, using mechanical dubstep like sounds to make this catchy tune bounce. What struck us as different this time though was how subtly “the sound” was sprinkled over AJ and Eli’s rap. Of course not all K-Pop fans are huge dubstep heads, so the move was smart. It gave fans a teasing taste of the genre, while not overpowering the rest of the song. And while the song starts on a spiraling minor note at the beginning and ends with an extremely infectious chorus, in its entirety the song certainly holds up to their more “masculine charms” (read: hip rolls).

 

Aesthetically speaking, even their eclectic blend of fashion was surprisingly tasteful despite numerous contrasting styles. Switching back and forth between four unique collections was risky, but somehow it worked (kind of like the contrast between Kiseop’s electric red hair versus Eli’s platinum blond or AJ’s blended, orange buzzcut).

 

All in all, “DORADORA” is a great send-off for U-Kiss, who will be returning to Korea for the first time in six months since their successful promotional run in Japan first began.

U-Kiss Mini 6 "DORADORA". Photo Credit: MTV K