sâmbătă, 31 august 2013

EXO, B2ST, Infinite, and More to Participate in the Idol Star Athletics Championships

It′s that time of the year again, and 160 members of different idol groups will compete against each other in this year’s Idol Star Athletics Championships.
On August 30, MBC announced that Kim Je Dong and Jeon Hyun Moo will be hosting the 2013 Idol Star Athletics Championships with comedian Lee Byung Jin and announcer Heo Il Woo commentating on the futsal match. B2ST’s Lee Gi Kwang and Defconn will be interviewing the idols on the floor. 

This Chuseok’s Championship will have a total of 160 idol group members from EXO, B2ST, Infinite, 2AM, miss A, MBLAQ, ZE:A, Secret, Rainbow, BTOB, B1A4, Teen Top, Crayon Pop and more. 

For the first time ever on Idol Star Athletics Championship, idols will play a match of fustal, or indoor soccer. As many of the male idols used to or currently play soccer, the futsal match is already becoming an anticipated event. 

The filming for the Idol Star Athletics Championship will take place on September 3 at the Goyang Indoor Gymnasium. The broadcast is expected to happen during the Chuseok festivities on September 18-20. 

Infinite′s L Becomes a Swan Prince

Infinite′s L became a prince with shining skin, appealing to girls for a makeup brand.

L was chosen as the muse of cosmetics brand Shara Shara, and recently attended a photo shoot for the brand.

Photos from the shoot were released on August 29.
Kim Ok Yeop, deputy head of Shara Shara′s marketing team, said, "L has an image of a romantic and sensitive man, like the figures of romance comics. We expect him to be a model that will be like a boyfriend to the feminine Shara Shara."

An official who was at the shoot, which took place on August 27, also said, "He dominated on set with his looks and perfect skin. He was charismatic and mysterious, and at the same time was manly and lovely like a little brother."

Shara Shara is a brand launched in 2011 and has showcased over 600 items for women who want younger skin.

Sandara Park and CL Volunteer at Holt Orphanage

Recently on August 29, 2NE1‘s CL and Sandara Park visited Holt Orphanage to volunteer. On their respective Twitter accounts on the same day, they each uploaded a photo.
Sandara Park also left a message, “I visited Holt Orphanage with Chaerin (CL). Lovely babies… I fed them and played with them. I think the babies liked me because I held them >.< Please grow up to be strong and pretty! I’m your Dara noona or aunt ㅠ Please remember me~”
On CL’s photo, she is giving a loving hug to a baby on the floor. On Sandara’s picture, she is also hugging a baby as she smiles happily.
Netizens whot saw these photos commented, “Sandara Park has a good heart,” “Cute baby,” and “Good to see CL and Sandara volunteering despite their busy schedule.”


Taeyeon and EXO Become the New Faces of “Nature Republic”

Have you visited South Korea? If you have,  you must’ve visited Seoul’s Myeongdong street! You will have noticed the long row of cosmetic stores with the faces of the hottest Hallyu stars on their billboards, posters, and products. It is a sure sign that you are already or on your way to becoming a Hallyu star, and this is true of Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and fellow labelmate boy group EXO
Taeyeon and EXO have become the new faces of the cosmetic brand “Nature Republic,” signing a two-year contract with the brand that is on its way to become a global household name. The brand stated they chose Taeyeon and EXO for their clean image and individuality and their ability to approach both the domestic and international market. 
Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation is busy with their “Girls & Peace” world tour and EXO is continuing the successful promotion of their latest hit, “Growl.”

Super Junior’s Heechul Starts Post-Military Activities with Radio Program Appearance

Super Junior’Heechul is back! The “”Big Space Star” will be starting his post-military activities with a guest appearance on fellow teammate Shindong‘s radio program, “Shim Shim Tapa“!
Heechul will be the guest for the September 2 episode of “Shim Shim Tapa” and with this, starts his official activities after being discharged with honors on August 30 KST after completing his mandatory military service. Heechul is currently practicing and preparing for Super Junior’s concert tour and new album, although no specific dates have been announced yet by SM Entertainment.
Welcome back, Heenim!

The first trailer for season 5 of The Vampire Diaries was released

It’s almost time for another installment of “The Vampire Diaries,” and the CW has just released a new teaser for season five.
In the promo clip starring Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, Damon and Elena declare their love for each other and Katherine confronts Damon while Jeremy gets into a fight at school.


Jonas Brothers announce upcoming tour

Jonas Brothers Announce New Tour Dates; Will Perform at We Day!
If you want to see the Jonas Brothers perform in your hometown, they’re putting the power in your hands! In a video they posted Friday (August 30), the three JoBros told viewers that they’d decide their October and November concert tour stops based on fan feedback.
Nick, Joe and Kevin explained that more info about their plan will be released via a mobile phone app on Monday, Labor Day.

Bradley Cooper will be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy movie

Bradley Cooper Confirmed for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Bradley Cooper is confirmed to voice the role of Rocket Raccoon in the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.
The 38-year-old actor will be joining a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista.
Here’s the movie’s synopsis: In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill (Pratt), Gamora (Saldana), Drax (Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Rocket Raccoon (Cooper) must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be hitting theaters on August 1, 2014.

vineri, 30 august 2013

Alicia Keys shows off new hair cut while performing on Good Morning America Concert Series

Audience engagement: The R&B singer made sure to focus on her fans
She's known for her powerful voice.
But on Friday, it was Alicia Keys' updated 'do that made the loudest statement as she performed with Maxwell on ABC's Good Morning America Concert Series in New York City's Rumsey playfield, 
After chopping off her sleek bob, the 32-year-old R&B singer-songwriter paraded her new pixie cut, joining multiple other celebrities such as Beyonce who have lost their long locks.
Special guest: Alciia was joined by fellow musician Maxwell on stage
Proud of her curves! The singer sported a revealing black blouse and tight pink trousers
Belt it out! The Girl On Fire songstress did what she does best, sang as she played the piano
New 'do! Alicia Keys showed off her fresh pixie cut (left) as she performed on ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on Friday


Jay Z debuts the music video for Holy Grail,featuring Justin Timberlake

Check out Jay Z‘s music video for his song “Holy Grail,” which features Justin Timberlake.

Naomi Watts covers InStyle UK

After portraying the Princess of Wales in the biopic “Diana,” Naomi Watts admits she struggled with the role in the October 2013 issue of InStyle UK.
“More than twice I thought about not doing this,” Miss Watts explained. “I said no before I said yes just because taking on that challenge is a massive one. There were weeks of deciding, and then I said, ‘God I don’t like the idea of anyone else playing that role.’”
She continued, “Of course, people are going to jump to say, ‘She’s not tall enough; she doesn’t have the nose, the look, the voice…’ all those things. But once I got past that, I liked the idea of the challenge.”
Unfortunately, those close to Diana have already started criticizing before even seeing the film. Dr. Hasnat Khan, the man who held a two year affair with the Princess, stated the film doesn’t give the Princess or their relationship any justice.
Last Sunday (August 25), Hasnat told The Mail, “You could tell from that picture that it is all just presumed about how we would behave with each other, and they have got it completely wrong.”
“There wasn’t any hierarchy in our relationship. She wasn’t a Princess and I wasn’t a doctor,” he added.


Jay Z reveales the trailer for Made in America documentary

He keeps taking his career to the next level, and Jay-Z is poised for another creative explosion with his forthcoming documentary “Made In America.”
Slated to air on Showtime on Friday, October 11th, the film chronicles the inspirational “Made in America” festival from 2012 that brought together acts like The Hives, Rita Ora, Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Jill Scot, Kanye West, and Janelle Monae.


Lamar Odom was arrested for DUI

Trouble: Lamar Odom, seen making a stop at Taco Bell on Wednesday, was arrested for DUI in the early hours of Friday morning
Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom was arrested for driving under the influence in the early hours of Friday morning.
The NBA star, 33, is being held in Van Nuys jail on $15,000 bail, LAPD confirm.
He was pulled over just before 4am for driving too slow (50mph) on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.
He and did not immediately respond to police, passing three exits and driving in a 'serpentine manner' before stopping, according to TMZ.
He failed numerous field sobriety checks but refused all chemical tests, the website claims.
Booking sheet: The NBA star is understood to have failed several sobriety tests

Mia Wasikowska at the premiere of Tracks during the 70th Annual Venice Film Festival

La Dolce Vita: Mia Wasikowska is glamorous in a lace black gown at the Tracks premiere
When in Italy, dress like the natives.
And Mia Wasikowska certainly looked the glamorous part in a black lace gown to the premiere of her film Tracks.
Joined by the film's director John Curran, Mia, 23, was a fashionable asset to the 70th Annual Venice Film Festival line-up.
Elegant: The lace top over the fishtail skirt gives Mia a gorgeous silhouette
Team: Mia poses with Track director John Curran on the red carpet
Mia Wasikowska - 'Tracks' Photo Call in Venice
Mia Wasikowska - 'Tracks' Photo Call in Venice
Official competition: Tracks is one of the special features and will also show at the Toronto International Film Festival too
The real deal: Writer Robyn Davidson attended the screening based upon her story

Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness at a nightclub in London with their girlfriends

Peace: Tom was seen making hand gestures to the camera as he leaves a good night out at Mahiki
They are known for being party animals, often seen stumbling out of clubs after lively nights out.
And Thursday night was no exception as The Wanted's Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness were enjoying another night on the town alongside their girlfriends.
Tom, 25, and Jay, 23, were seen leaving Mahiki nightclub, on Dover Street, looking a little worse for wear.
Good night: Tom Parker and girlfriend, Kelsey Harwick leave the club with Tom looking a little worse for wear
Oops: Jay was seen clasping on to his female partner's hand as he left the club with a stain on his shirt
Helping hand: Jay kept his head down as he left Mahiki with a stain down his top, whilst his female partner held firmly onto his hand

Kate Middleton makes her first public appearence since giving birth

The Duchess of Cambridge undertook her first public engagement following the birth of her baby this morning
The Duchess of Cambridge undertook her first public engagement following the birth of her baby this morning.
Kate joined husband Prince William as he officially started a 135 mile round-the-island marathon on Anglesey where they live.
They did not bring their son, five-week-old Prince George, with them.
Kate joined husband Prince William as he officially started a 135 mile round-the-island marathon on Anglesey where they live
The Duchess revealed that her mother, Carole, - or granny as she called her - had come up to babysit
The Duke rung a brass bell to start the ring O'Fire race
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got a fit of the giggles as they officially started the Ultra Marathon at the Breakwater Country Park in Holyhead
A source told MailOnline: 'Initially the Duchess wasn't going to attend but she was also keen for the chance to thank the people of Anglesey herself for the warmth and hospitality they have shown her and the Duke.'

Liam Payne shows off new tattoo on his forearm

New ink: Liam Payne showed off his new tattoo - the words 'I figured it out'
One Direction singer Liam Payne has added yet another tattoo to his collection.
The latest inking is the lyrics from one of the boyband’s upcoming singles and features the words ‘I figured it out.’
Unveiling his new addition on ABC’s Nightline he opened up about the lyrics, which appear underneath a feather on his forearm.
Opening up: Liam spoke about his other tattoos while on ABC Nightline

Beyonce films new music video at Coney Island

New 'do: It seems that Beyoncé got bored of the straight bob that she debuted at V Festival last weekend and has gone back to her curlier style
She is used to being mobbed wherever she goes.
But even Beyoncé was surely overwhelmed when she brought New York's famous Coney Island to a standstill on Thursday.
The RnB icon was in town to record a music video, but it will have been a far from straightforward task given the fevered reaction by fans when they realised their heroine was there.
Mobbed: She appeared to be singing into the camera as a group of fans danced in the background
To the left, to the left! Beyonce is flanked by a cool-looking female entourage as she makes her way through the crowds
Put your hands up: Beyoncé was taking part in a shoot on a rollercoaster in Brooklyn at Coney Island for Terry Richardson
Just for thrills: The singer appeared to be in a giddy state of excitement as the ride came to a close
Away they go: Beyonce and her pal prepare for the big dig as they reach the summit of the rollercoaster
Fairground attractions: The superstar sat next to models Jessica White and Jourdan Dunn
Wowing the crowds: The singer made her way through the location headed for the big wheel ride
Beyonce uses her time in the big wheel ride to go through photos with Terry Richardson with a fine tooth-comb
Superwoman: The former Destiny's Child singer looked svelte in a pair of skinny jeans and a half-tucked in white vest top
Disney princess: Beyonce later channeled her inner kid by wearing a pink, Minnie Mouse-inspired bow headband
Full house: The star certainly rallied a crowd, as even security had to make sure Queen Bey had some space
Who said work couldn't be fun? Beyonce couldn't wipe a smile off her face as she filmed her video