TOP

Popping in briefly(not off hiatus yet, I have finals coming up) to post these ridiculously sexy images of TOP from his upcoming project “19”, which fellow Big Bang member Seung Ri will also be in. 19tele_3

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TOP and Hyun Joong Special Stage MBC University Song Festival

This is seriously hot beyond reason. They have very different musical styles so I’m not 100% certain the mix-up works, though it’s certainly interesting, but ultimately I don’t really care – that much attractiveness on stage is worth anything 🙂

Big Bang+MBC Music Festival

Also, in music highlights,, Big Bang came out with their vid for Seung Ri’s “Strong Baby” –

I must admit I shed a (metaphorical) tear or two while watching this video. Big Bang, Big Bang. Sell your music, not sex! You’re plenty talented and popular enough not to have to rely on this/go down this route. Was also slightly shocked as Korea tends toward the conservative side of things (though of course much less so in its music industry, in which they try and imitate the US as much as possible) and – wow. Even in American music videos I very rarely see an actual bed scene. *mourns* That was just – unnecessary.

On a side note however – G-Dragon continues to astonish me with his hotness, and I liked the pairing of him with Seung-Ri, and the “brahthaa!” thing was adorable. 🙂

And, at the December 31st MBC Music Festival(aslo known as MBC Gayo Daejun) WonderBang was as rockingly amazing as expected and lit up my world; I don’t know much about the Wonder Girls beyond the fact that they’re probably the most popular Korean girl-band right now, but I loved their juxtaposition with Big Bang as, at least for me, the girls cuteness/girlpower/fluffiness only showed off how sexy/talented/hard-edged BB is. Plus, I’ve got to admit – the Girls can actually sing – always a relief.

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Big Bang’s G-Dragon, DBSK’s Jaejoong, and Fly to the Sky

I know I said I was going on hiatus, but I couldn’t resist this.

G-Dragon to release Solo Album in April!! yesss! My favorite member of my favorite Korean band releases his own album! Plus, I was wondering when it was coming -Tae Yang and Seung Ri have already debuted their solo careers, it could only be a matter of time until their leader did so as well.

Also, Hero Jaejoong of DBSK/TVXQ – this guy-

will be appearing with Park Shin Hye in upcoming singer TaeGoon’s debut music video(apparently they were childhood friends)

Teaser(mm! I like it):

And last but not least, Fly to the Sky(Brian Joooooo!!) is finally back!

Eyecandy Sunday

Featured this time: G-Dragon, leader and main writer and rapper of Korean hip-hop group Big Bang.

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News bites: Son Dambi in an American film, Winter Sonata film, Lee Hong Gi, Big Bang’s new single

Have begun Hana Yori Dango 2 and even though it repeats certain themes from HyD1 and the character they give Makino kind of annoys me, it is adorable beyond words and bringing me much joy.

Meanwhile Son Dambi has been cast in a $25 million Paramount hip-hop dance film. Hugely popular Korean dramas Winter Sonata and Autumn in my Heart are being made into films by Culture Cap Media, although no casting has been announced yet. FT Island‘s (!!!) Lee Hong Gi has been cast in a drama called Master of Study, which will compete with not just the currently-running and hugely popular East of Eden but also the new Boys Over Flowers(previously adapted as Meteor Garden by Taiwan and Hana Yori Dango by Japan) which will start running in December.

Meanwhile Song Hye Kyo continues the trend of Asian stars losing all sense of fashion as soon as they step onto the international/western stage –

Here she is at the debut of her Korean-American film Make Yourself at Home at the Pusan International Film Festival. *shakes head in despair* She’s one of the most elegantly beautiful and exotic women to come out of Asia. Why must she show up looking like an average pretty woman?

And while the world’s waiting around for Rain to pull his act together and put out his fifth album, check out Big Bang‘s title track, Number 1, for their Japanese album to be released October 22. AND, to my surprise and utter delight, they sing it entirely in English!! The MV is mediocre but the song displays their trademark strong beats and sexy lyrics(rather too raunchy for my taste, but I’ll put up with it out of love for them)

Note to self: they are exponentially hotter for singing in a language I can actually understand. COME to America, BB! You know you want to.

Uhm Jung Hwa – Disco Ft. TOP MV

…in which the only good thing is TOP, whose entrance three-fourths of the way through brings good vocals and a spice of actual hotness to what is otherwise pop-princess/light-vocal land.