Friday, January 20, 2012

"[Video] G.Na sent out her New Year greeting!" plus 24 more

"[Video] G.Na sent out her New Year greeting!" plus 24 more

[Video] G.Na sent out her New Year greeting!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 08:28 AM PST

G.Na recorded a video to wish everyone a Happy New Year,check out her shoutout above!

[News] Chocolat to endorse NBA Korea!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 08:00 AM PST

Rookie girl group Chocolat has been selected as the new endorser for sportswear brand, 'NBA Korea'!

NBA was looking for a group to endorse their brand and end up choosing Chocolat as they saw the girls performing on a basketball game during New Year's Day. Since the girls performed on a basketball game, they wore sporty clothes and exactly, NBA Korea is an sportswear brand.

NBA Korea representative stated, "We are hoping that through Chocolat's help, our brand will become more popular."

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Naver
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[Photo] Tia shared a lovely selca!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:49 AM PST

Chocolat's Tia shared a lovely selca through his Twitter account.

On January 20th, another gorgeous picture was shared by Cholat's member Tia.

In the picture, Tia is wearing a red hat while smiling gently at the camera.

Netizens saw the picture and responded, "You're pretty", "Wow!" and many more.

Source: Tia's Twitter
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[Photo] Melanie shows the present she got!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:37 AM PST

Chocolat's maknae Melanie shared an adorable picture on her personal Twitter account.

Melanie is also active on Twitter to update fans with new pictures. She tweeted the photo above on January 20th. Melanie posted the photo before they performed on today's Music Bank.

"I got a present today!! It's so cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Today is Music Bank day! Hope you guys enjoy!!!(: love you guys<3" she wrote and attached her selca.

In the picture, Melanie shows the stuff toy she got as a present and seems she's happy to have it.

Source: Melanie's Twitter
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[Video] Donghyun, Jeongmin, Kwangmin Star Call!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:28 AM PST

Boyfriend's Donghyun, Jeongmin and Kwangmin seems enjoying Star Call as they used it again.

Watch their Star Call video below.

source: somzaa | YouTube
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[Video] 2PM unveiled new Look Optical CF!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:22 AM PST

Check out the latest 2PM's CF for Look Optical,the boys are good-looking too in glasses!

[DaumCafe] Youngmin: "We’re always thankful eventhough we’re unable to express our thanks.."!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:16 AM PST

Boyfriend's Donghyun recently posted his message for Bestfriends who support them and now, Youngmin left his message for the fans on Daum Cafe.

Read his message below.

[From. Youngmin♡] BestFriends!?
Everyone, we received the rookie award!!!!!!!!!!
This is thanks to our BestFriends~ We're always thankful eventhough we're unable to express our thanks..
And today a lot of people came to the broadcasting It's really feels niceㅠ BestFriend jjang ㅋ
Ah and please look forward to W Academy at 6 A little daebak this timeㅋ
Have a happy holiday^^!!!!!!

source: Boyfriend Daum Cafe
translation by: imzee |

[Info] B1A4 will go to Thailand for a CF Shoot!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 07:00 AM PST

Rookie group B1A4 will be in Thailand for three days CF shoot (January 23 - 26). They will arrive at Bangkok Airport on Monday at 1:55PM with flight number TG659.

They will go back to Korea on Thursday. Departure to Incheon Airport (KR) will be on Thursday at 11:30PM with flight number TG656.

Thai fans ready your banners now and wait for the boys at the airport.

Source/Credits: Creamaya @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM

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[Photo] Kim Tae Hee the 'legendary church girl'

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:48 AM PST

On January 19th, photos of well-loved actress Kim Tae Hee titled "Kim Tae hee at church", were posted on community boards and have been buzzing around online.

In the photos, Kim Tae Hee is on the cover of a pamphlet for a Catholic church. She wearing a veil with her hands put togther, looking straight forward with a innocent expression.

In another cuts, she looks similarly as in the first despite the fact that she is in her casual clothes, and she is still shining, sticking out among other people.

The person who posted these photos said, "Kim Tae Hee is the 'girl at church' who made all the soldiers change their religion. They say we have peace from the angels because Kim Tae-hee asked for it during peace time".

Netizens say, "There's an angel from heaven", "She is the legendary church girl who made many people change religion to Catholicism", "She looks pretty in a veil too" and more.

Source: hancinema

[News] Girls’ Generation takes on T-ara… in a game of Alkkagi?

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:39 AM PST

On MBC's New Year Special '2012 Idol Star Alkkagi Championship', which will be aired at 9.05am KST on January 22nd, Girls' Generation, T-ara, Super Junior, SHINee, Sistar, Miss A, Rainbow, Infinite and other idol groups vyed for the strongest Alkkagi contestant title based on tournament format.

In the surprise match, 'Show! Music Core Battle of The Strongest', MBLAQ faced Prince of Ballad, Lee Hyun while Queens of Kpop, Girls' Generation took on T-ara in the game of Alkkagi.

In addition to that, Roo'ra's Go YoungWook went up against Kim JiHyun while H.O.T's Moon HeeJoon and Tony Ahn played against each other. After the game, the junior idol members pulled off
brilliant performances of H.O.T's 'Candy' and Roo'ra's 'Angel Without Wings'.

Source: + Newsen (photo)
Credit: fanwonder

[NEWS] Netizens Questions NU'EST Member Ren's Gender

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:35 AM PST

After revealing the final members Teaser Photos, Netizens are caught up in a "Gender Debate" with NU'EST Member Ren's true gender.

after seeing the attractive open-neutral feel that Ren emits from the teaser picture. various NU'EST Communities and fans are now questioning the member's true gender and is rapidly gaining massive attention online.

in the photo Ren is seen with his seductive eyes and chic look, giving a similar feel as a girl. with photos from this teaser fans are caught up on a gender-based debate by netizens.

Netizens commented after seeing the photo teaser: "Oh! when i saw Ren i thought he's a girl! and he's really beautiful!" "Who is the Real Ren?" "A girl in a boy group?" and "He's prettier than the other girl idols".

New East (NU'EST) stands for: NU (new), Establish (established order), Style, and Tempo. A powerful group name needs strong members and with the groups plans to bring "a new style to the music industry" along with their outstanding skills. and will debut with fellow rookie groups like EXO and B.A.P.

Source: The Star
Rough Translations: ISIS @ Pledis-Elites
Credits + Shared: Iceprinceafterschool @ Elite-Rebels

[NEWS] FTIsland’s Lee Hongki Denies Dating Rumour

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:32 AM PST

FTIsland's Lee Hongki stood out to deny his dating rumours.

Online communities were spreading photos and rumour stating, "FTIsland Lee Hongki is dating a girl along the street?" on the 20th and Lee Hongki stood out to deny the rumour.

In the revealed photo, Lee Hongki was seen in a pose with a girl and both seemed like a couple. Many asked about their relationship.

With the rumours spreading widely online, Lee Hongki's management company, FNC Music, explained that, "These photos were taken at the filming set of FTIsland's new music video. The girl beside Lee Hongki is not his girlfriend, but the female lead of their music video."

FTIsland will be making a comeback with their new album in early February.

Credit: TV Daily + TV Report + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)

[Video] T-ara releases Japanese "Roly Poly" MV

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:30 AM PST

Following "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "YaYaYa", T-ara will be taking their ever-popular hit song, "Roly Poly" to Japan as their 3rd Japanese single.

On January 20th, T-ara released the full music video for their new Japanese single which showcased a quite simple concept compared to their Korean version of the MV.

T-ara has released the teaser for the music video of their new Japanese single which showcased a quite simple concept compared to their Korean version of the MV, showing the girls dancing on a "Roly Poly" stage.

T-ara's third Japanese single"Roly Poly" is scheduled for release on February 29th.

What do you think on this new version?

[NEWS] TEEN TOP's pronounciation criticism: "When they first received the song, they were shocked too"

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:34 AM PST

The member, LJOE, who rapped the part involved in Teen Top's pronunciation criticisms, is exceptionally mindful.

In the phone conversation with Teen Top's management company, TOP Media mentioned that 'Every time LJOE raps the part, which became criticized for its pronunciation in 'Crazy', it is done carefully.' and 'If you listen well to it, LJOE is exceptionally careful.'

In Teen Top's new song 'Crazy', 'still like heck' came out in the lyrics. After the song got released, opinions, on the rap part that is to be done quickly: like heck which sounded just like a curse word, rose.

To this sort of pronunciation criticisms, Teen Top's management company and LJOE, himself, once again specially paid more attention rapping and making clear of the part. Also the producer of this song, Brave Brothers directly turned up to clarify the issue saying 'It was not intentional'.

TOP Media added, 'When they first received the song, Teen Top members too felt like they had mistook it as a curse word' and 'are more mindful about it'

Eng Trans: oursupaluv
Source: Newsen

[NEWS] The reason for TEEN TOP to be receiving attention in Europe?

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:34 AM PST

(First) at France, following in Brazil's entertainment news program the introduction of group Teen Top became a topic of conversation.

Last 10 January in the broadcast of, Brazil's privately managed, Rede TV Broadcast Station's entertainment news program 'Leitura Dinamica', as Teen Top's 'Crazy' was introduced, a hot response was conveyed immediately. They have already took the spotlight; 'Teen Top who has come back with a title song, 'Crazy' from their 2nd mini album 'It's' with much dynamic, created a huge sensation. This music video is already leading as the most-watched video'. Leitura Dinamica is a popular entertainment news program in various countries that introduces pop culture.

Also at Teen Top's Brazil blog (Teen Top Brazil: it has passed 70,000 visitors and are receiving lots of interests amongst fans. At the blog many comments such as 'I'm extremely proud of Teen Top who is growing internationally', 'If I am able to watch Teen Top's performance even in Brazil, it would be great!' etc.. were written.

Earlier last year, in France's famous TV show 'Le Grand Journal, Teen Top's Supa Luv broadcast activities image was shown and they received high praises for their performances.

Eng Trans: oursupaluv
Source: ilkan Sports

[BLOG] BEAST official light stick ver2.0 Making Story

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:33 AM PST

BEAST's official cheering light stick ver2.0 making story

The making story of BEAST's official cheering light stick, b2uties, shall we go through the process one by one?!

Find the problems of the official cheering light stick ver1.0, aka Vaccine light stick!
The vaccine light stick has it's own special aura, however it's heavier and the brightness doesn't compare up to the weight of the stick.
So, there was the complaint about how no matter how hard the b2uties shook the light stick with their weak arms, the brightness of the light stick didn't compare up to the brightness of the light stick of other fantoms.
Also, it lacked the special identity of BEAST so if BEAST's logo was covered, the light stick's design made it hard to notice who the light stick belonged to.

First, find BEAST's personal identity!
We first looked for symbols that was associated with BEAST.
In general when we thought of BEAST, we were reminded of strength, power, axe, monsters, and etc.
However, the light stick was something you b2uties were to carry in your precious hands, therefore we started to think about how we can put together the BEAST and the B2UTIES in one symbol!

And that's how we stuck with the 'Beauty and the Beast" concept!!
BEAST who sing on stage are actual beasts, and the b2uties cheering in the crowd below them are actual beauties.
No matter how they look, or what situation they are in, B2UTIES are the ones who will understand the thoughts of BEAST and love them for who they are~!!
In the thoughts that we will return the favor to the b2uties by giving them a rose, we decided to go with the rose concept.

B2UTIES also agreed to the plan~
After searching through many online communities of what you b2uties wanted, there were some people who wanted the rose design!
Realizing this fact, we confirmed to carry out the rose design as the official light stick ver2.0 design.

The idea sketching process of anything and everything related to roses
The rose light stick design by CUBE has to fit the criteria that anyone who saw it could realize that it was a rose and that it needed to be a shape that can give off the most brightness.
So after sketches of so many ideas, BEAST's official light stick ver2.0 was born.

Endless testing of design, quality, and brightness
In order to create the best product, we tested the quality of materials, designs, and the lantern brightness that goes inside the stick so many times.
The above image was a cut from the process, so it's different from the final one.

And that is how BEAST's official light stick ver2,0 is born~
BEAST's official light stick ver2.0 born after so many tests!
We hope that you b2uties will give it a lot of love~ :)

BEAST holding on to the official Beast&Beauty rose light stick


[NEWS] Live-action version for “Aiore” with a K-Idol in a dress!

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:33 AM PST

"Daikoku Danji's Karam is so cute! Was that the first time you dressed like that?"

"Ai wo Utau Yori Ore ni Oborero!", the first live-action movie from the popular comic with the same name will have the KPOP idol Daikoku Danji's Karam and the first role from the young actress Ohno Ito. That will be Karam's first time in a movie.

In the movie is the love story of two high-schoolers, the school's "Princess," or the boy with a beautiful appearance, and the "Prince," or the girl who loves to act like a tomboy. They are "Very Pretty Boy" Akira Shiraishi and "Tomboy-Like" Sakurazaka Mizuki.

The two get into character and dress boldly despite challenges. For the first time, Karam showed a complete transformation into a girl. Ohno Itoka is also very tall; Mizuki is the perfect role for her. They are involved in the love story of those two young ones.

Akira (Karam), who has looks and a face that are different from his inner masculinity, joins Mizuki's (Ohno's) all-girl band where she is the guitarist, and Akira and Mizuki grow closer as time goes on. They have a wall between them but… that will all roll up into a really dramatic story.

The live-action film will be aired this year.

credit: seth+ | cinematoday

[Video] A Pink BTS footage from 26th Golden Disk Award

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 06:17 AM PST

On January 20th, A Cube Entertainment released a 6-minute behind-the-scenes footage of A Pink from the recent 26th Golden Disk Awards in Osaka.

The video shows cuts of the members from dressing room, red carpet, backstage and press conference from the Golden Disk Awards ceremony. A Pink took home the "Best Rookie Award" in the said event.

[News] SM Entertainment's Facebook Page 2nd most liked for Music Labels

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 05:54 AM PST

SM Entertainment's official Facebook Page, "SMTOWN", has received an explosive number of 'Likes', proving its incredible popularity around the globe.

According to the social media statistics website, Social Bakers, SM's Facebook page collected the second highest number of 'Likes' among music labels in the world, and secured first place out of all the music labels in Asia.

Launched in June of 2011, the page managed to be liked by a million global fans in just seven months. If the number of likes from the individual pages of SM artists including BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation and other artists are added, they exceed over 10 million likes.


[News] Sunny Hill’s Jang Hyun to enlist in the military

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 05:32 AM PST

Co-ed Sunny Hill member Jang Hyun will be beginning military service on January 31st.

According to Loen Entertainment on January 20th, "While preparing for their new album, Jang Hyun received his draft notice to enter the military on the 31st. He could have announced his enlistment earlier, but he wanted to stay devoted to promoting Sunny Hill's new album. He would like to apologize to all of his fans."

Being Sunny Hill's sole male member, Jang Hyun is not only known for his vocal talent, but also in producing, composing, and writing lyrics for the group.

His last activities with the group will be on January 21st on MBC Music Core. Janghyun said, "I will be joining the military during the member's activities and I hope fans understand. Be healthy and enjoy yourselves."

Janghyun's last activities with the group prior to his military service will be on this week's MBC's "Music Core". Afterwards, Sunny Hill will continue on as a 4-member group.


[Video] Big Bang performs "Tonight" on TV Asahi Music Station

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 05:12 AM PST

On January 20th, Japanese fans have witnessed the return of five Big Bang members through Japanese Asahi TV's "Music Station". The boys performed the Japanese version of their hit single "Tonight".

Meanwhile, after few months of hiatus due to some unfortunate incidents, Big Bang plans to reassess and reaffirm its popularity through their much-awaited comeback. Originally scheduled on March, the group will move their comeback date to February, as preparing for album progressed smoothly.

[News] Hwang Jung Min, "I wish Yoo Jae Suk take off his mask"

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 05:00 AM PST

Hwang Jung Min and Uhm Jung Hwa recently starred on the episode of KBS "Happy Together 3" that aired on January 19th, to promote their new movie "Dancing Queen".

During the show, Hwang Jung Min cutely pinpointed something funny about the host Yoo Jae Suk. He said, "Yoo Jae Suk is a very upright and good person", suprising Yoo.

He then added, "I sometimes wish he'd take off his mask", arousing laughter to everyone. "I wish Yoo Jae Suk would deviate from his shtick once", Hwang continued.


[Video] Big Bang to release new album in Japan this March

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 04:33 AM PST

As fans are squirming in their seats with excitement for Big Bang's much-anticipated Korean comeback, Japanese VIPs might get some confetti ready as the boys are gearing up for a Japanese release as well.

On January 20th, Big Bang released a short teaser hinting for new album which will be released in Japan this coming March.

[News] Hyoyeon, the next fertility queen?

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 04:15 AM PST

Girls' Generation member Hyoyeon hinted that she wants to become the next fertility queen after gagwoman Kim Jisun.

On the recent recording of JTBC's show 'SNSD and the Dangerous Boys', Girls' Generation and the boys were given the task of writing a diary entry for 10 years later. As each member went around reading what they wrote and when it was Hyoyeon's turn, everyone exploded into laughter. Hyoyeon's diary read, "The pains are coming. I think my fourth child or fifth child is about to come out!"

Also known for her keen taste in fashion, Hyoyeon also read on, "Finally I've accomplished what I've dreamt for so long." This quote showed Hyoyeon envisions herself living her second life as a fashion designer ten years later.

She carried on, "I'm so proud of you for waiting for this day and for not giving up," showing her hidden desire to become a designer.

Meanwhile, this episode also consisted of the boys writing letters to themselves in 10 years. The boys wrote about seeing themselves performing on stage, their reflections about their childish pasts, and also about their happy family. Aparently, listening to the boys and seeing what they wrote made the girls feel proud and grateful.

This episode will air this coming January 22nd at 7:30pm.


[News] Brown Eyed Soul's Naul to work with Stevie Wonder

Posted: 20 Jan 2012 04:02 AM PST

Brown Eyed Soul member Naul will head to the United States to work with the music legend Stevie Wonder.

On January 20th, Naul's agency Santa Music stated that Stevie Wonder has asked Naul to sing some of his songs. He will fly to the United States in mid-February and record a total of three songs with the world-renowned musician, two of which are songs that Stevie Wonder has not published.

Naul's collaboration with Stevie has started back on 2010, when Naul covered Stevie's song "Lately" and he immediately fell in love with Naul's voice. This will be the first time that Stevie will be presenting an Asian artist with his songs.