Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"[News] Kang Minhyuk Travels Japan-Korea to “Keep His Promise” Despite His Busy Schedule!" plus 24 more

"[News] Kang Minhyuk Travels Japan-Korea to “Keep His Promise” Despite His Busy Schedule!" plus 24 more


[News] Kang Minhyuk Travels Japan-Korea to “Keep His Promise” Despite His Busy Schedule!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 09:24 AM PST

Kang Minhyuk, member of male rock band CNBLUE is indeed a professional and is loyal to his work.
Even though his band is currently in the middle of their nationwide Fan Club Tour in Japan, Kang Minhyuk made time and flew back to Korea earlier today to attend the press conference for KBS2′s new weekend drama "My Husband Got A Family" and his appearance at the event attracted the media. The press conference was held at Seoul Imperial Palace at 2 PM.
All throughout the course of the press conference, Kang Minhyuk appeared to be doing his job well, as one of the cast in the new drama.
A representative from Kang Minhyuk's agency said,"In order to attend the press conference, he (Minhyuk) flew back to Korea this morning from Japan. It's his busy day today, but he was strongly determined to attend this event. He will fly back to Japan at 4.30 PM (local time) and CNBLUE's next gig will start at 7.30 PM."




Kang Minhyuk said at the press conference,"For this drama I will be playing as Kim Namju noona's brother." He also added,  "This would be my first time acting as a "playboy", but I will try my best to portray the character well," revealing his strong determination.
Meanwhile, "My Husband Got A Family" (based on KBS World title) tells a story about a "competent orphan" who's also a successful career woman Cha Yunhui (Kim Namju). She met and married a surgeon Bang Gwinam (Yoo Junsang) not knowing the "storm" she would be facing living with her in-laws. The drama will start its first broadcast on February 25.

Source: BizHerald
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm



[NEWS] Big Bang's "Blue" reaches over 1 million views in under 24 Hours

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 08:28 AM PST



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[AUDIO/ME2DAY] Gummy singing Big Bang's "Blue"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 08:27 AM PST

Source: http://me2day.net/030201 (via Negimax)

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[News] Raina will Sing an OST for the Drama ‘SunShine Girl’!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 07:56 AM PST


After School's Raina will sing an OST for Sunshine Girl.


It has been revealed that After School's Raina was chosen to sing an OST for the KBS drama 'Sunshine Girl'. The song  is scheduled to be released on February 29th!


We' will post the OST as soon as it has been unveiled. 




Credit: APSCLASZIX via:as-fan

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[Audio] U-Kiss sings for Syndrome OST!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 07:45 AM PST

Check out U-Kiss' new song for drama Syndrome.

The title of the song below is Remember,do you like this song?

[Info] Chinese version of "Sons of the Sun" to be released through Kadokawa Taiwan!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 07:41 AM PST

Pre-orders will be held by the Taiwanese branch of Kadokawa Group, a Japanese publishing enterprise.
The book will be published on March 16th, and pre-orders will go on from today (February 22nd) to March 15th.

The new book cover is like so:



"Barcelona's dazzling beaches, surging waves, and feelings of freedom will be portrayed through photos and words.
Experience the feeling of actually being in Barcelona [by looking through this photobook]."

The pre-order will come with extra gifts (postcards/posters).



Source: Kadokawa Official Bulletins (12), Shakizi 

[Photo] Leeteuk revealed what the members are doing in the waiting room!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 07:29 AM PST


Super Junior's leader Leeteuk tweeted a new photo on the 22nd of this month.

"In the waiting room, Kyuhyun is brushing his teeth, Donghae is on the internet, and Yesung is a poltergeist" Leeteuk wrote as the caption of the photo that he shared through his personal Twitter account. 

Leeteuk took a photo while in the waiting room with other members. In the photo, Leeteuk captured what the members are doing. Kyuhyun can be seen holding his toothbrush and toothpaste. Donghae  is surfing the internet and according to Leeteuk, Yesung is a poltergeist.

Members are busy with different things while in the waiting room.


Source: Leeteuk's Twitter
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[News] Girls’ Generation bags two awards at the ’1st GaOn Chart Kpop Awards’!!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 07:15 AM PST



The first ever 'GaOn Chart Kpop Awards' was held at 7pm KST on February 22nd at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong, Seoul and the event was hosted by Girls' Generation's Taeyeon alongside composer-broadcaster Joo YoungHoon.
The winners of 'GaOn Chart Kpop Awards' are selected based on the aggregate data of digital music sales and album sales collected throughout 2011 and the awards given out include 'Artists of The Year Award', 'New Artist of The Year Award', 'Best Music Composer/Lyricist of The Year Award', 'Best Performer of The Year Award' , 'Technical Excellence of The Year Award', 'Style of The Year Award', 'New Media Platform Award', 'Producer of The Year Award', 'Oricon Special Award', 'Kpop Contribution Award', 'International Song of The Year Award' and 'Discovery of The Year Award'.




Girls' Generation, represented by Taeyeon and Yoona, brought home two big awards from the event — the 'Oricon Special Award' and the 'Album of the Year (4th Quarter) Award' for their album 'The Boys'. In the acceptance speech, Yoona said, "I really miss my unnies, although Taeyeon unnie is here too, I really hope that they are beside me now to make the speech together."
In addition to that, Girls' Generation's stylist, Seo SooKyung, won best stylist award and MC Taeyeon congratulated her by saying, "SooKyung unnie congrats!". Seo Sookyung said, "Thank you SONEs for always giving your love and support. Thanks to Girls' Generation, who has good body figures that always fits perfectly into our outfits."
The award presentation ceremony were also attended by various Kpop artists including IU, Wonder Girls, Beast, Secret, Davichi, Girl's Day, Huh Gak, Super Junior, B1A4, etc.
Image credit: star.moneytoday.co.kr + fanwonder.com

[News] Fathers of BEAST members brag about their sons

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 06:49 AM PST


Fathers of the idol group BEAST continued to praise their sons.

In the episode of 'Win Win' broadcasted on the 21st, BEAST member's fathers appeared as the surprise guests on the show.

On this day, MC Kim Seungwoo asked the fathers, "Don't your friends get jealous that your sons became successful?" and each of the fathers started to spill their love towards their son.

Yang Yoseob's father bragged to the others, "I own a small restaurant and a lot of the fans come by. I'm thankful that Korean fans and even the Japanese, Southeast Asian, British, and American fans come by to visit. It really helps the overall income for the restaurant."

In addition, Lee Kikwang's father commented, "Kikwangie gave a big gift and it's really the exclusive. Two months ago he bought a building and we moved to our new address. It wasn't a house, but a whole building."

Yong Junhyung's father added, "Junhyungie gives me allowances and helps to pay the tuition for his brother. In a few days, thanks to Junhyung we will be moving to a nice big house. I'm really proud of my son."

Yoon Doojoon's father joined in saying, "Doojoonie pays for all expenses when we have a family gathering and on his mother's birthday he even gave her an enormous amount of money."


Source: MyDaily
Translation: YONGISM@B2STRISING

[Photo] Kim Hee Sun shows eternal beauty for "W Korea"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 06:40 AM PST


One of the entertainment industry's most beautiful faces, Kim Hee Sun, shows off her unchanging looks and appeal.

Kim Hee Sun recently revealed her latest pictorial for the fashion magazine, "W Korea." Even now in her mid-30s, she looks the same as she did 10 years ago, proving she has a never-changing beauty.

Along with a soft appeal, she suited up with Nina Ricci accessories and displayed intelligent feminism, charms and confidence of a mature woman.

Kim Hee Sun said, "The simple designs and bright colors make me want to use them often".

Meanwhile, Kim Hee Sun is currently debating whether or not to star in the SBS medical-fantasy drama "Faith".





[Photo] Shindong imitates HyunA

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 06:25 AM PST


Super Junior's Shindong recently revealed his impressive imitation of 4minute's HyunA.

On February 20th, Shindong shared a selca through his me2day with a caption, "HyunA, are you watching? I will perform 'Trouble Maker' and 'Bubble Pop' at the concert."

In the photo, Shindong wore a curly wig and was wearing a shimmering sequined dress. He was portraying Hyuna. The idol wore a heavy makeup and red lipstick, which emphasized his sexiness.

Online fans who saw the photo commented "I thought the picture was of HyunA… So similar!", "Shindong, you're so cute!", "His complexion is good, the make up is also good" , "What will HyunA feel when she sees this side of Shindong" etc.

[Picture] A Pink poses with their 2012 Gaon Awards trophy!

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 06:10 AM PST

A Cube Entertainment shared a new photo on Twitter.

The girls of A Pink won the newcomer awards on the 2012 Gaon KPop Awards,the cute girls of A pink are seen posing cutely at the backstage.

But wait a minute,do you have any idea who is missing??

She is none other than maknae HaYoung,where is she?

[News] Celebrities praise Big Bang's "Blue"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 06:00 AM PST


As soon Big Bang released their first track "Blue," everyone is feeling the hype of Big Bang's highly-awaited comeback. Not only fans, but celebrities as well.

On February 22nd, Big Bang released their single and music video for "Blue" ahead of their official release on February 29th. Upon hearing their latest masterpiece, celebrities tweeted their praises for the boys.

1TYM's Song Baekkyong tweeted, "Blue..... a BIGBANG masterpiece following LIE. After a storm, comes a calm, it's their story. It's so good. Really good. The melody, the lyrics. I'm giving a big hand and supporting you in distance. It's so obvious but you will blow everyone away again. Yeah blow them away!"

Jung Jun Ha said, "BIGBANG BLUE touching my heart smoothly this morning.... I'm looking forward to the next song.." while fellow labelmate PSY tweeted, "I'm singing my BLU~U~UES~~~".

HaHa said, "Ah! Big Bang's song jjang! It seems classy.. blue.. Big Bang's full album release is the 29th, right? Big Bang is so cool! You guys seem like national artists rather than idols!"

"Blue" is Big Bang's 1st release track in about a year and is about sadness that one feels when they loose their lover. The song clearly expresses Big Bang emotional side through its harmonious and bittersweet sound.

Source: bigbangupdates

[News] ‘Rooftop Prince’ poster shooting, Park Yoochun and Han Jimin “look good together”

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 05:45 AM PST


The poster shooting scene of SBS drama 'Rooftop Prince' was revealed.

On official twitter account of SBS Drama, a video that showed intimate shooting scene of Park Yoochun and Han Jimin was revealed. In the video, Park Yoochun and Han Jimin were acting like a lovely couple.

'Rooftop Prince' is a fantasy rom-com telling the story of the Crown Prince of Joseon Dynastny who lost his wife. He, along with his liegemen, travels to the 21st century and meets a woman who looks exactly like his lost wife.

The drama will have its first airing on March 14.


Source: Hankooki
Translated by: The Little Pear of JYJ3

[News] SBS denies Kang Ho Dong's return to "Strong Heart"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 05:23 AM PST


SBS "Strong Heart" production team has denied the rumors of previous MC Kang Ho Dong coming back to the show.

On February 22nd, a representative of Strong Heart stated, "We have not heard anything about Kang Ho Dong's return as the host for the show and we aren't sure how the report regarding that matter came about."

"Lee Seung Gi's final recording date hasn't even been set. Right now is not the time to talk about the next MC. Also, just because the production team wants Kang Ho Dong back doesn't mean it can happen. I am also worried that Kang Ho Dong might be hurt by these articles," the representative added.

The news about Kang Ho Dong's comeback sparked after the reports that the current host of "Strong Heart," Lee Seung Gi, will be stepping down as the MC of the show. Currently the production team and Lee Seung Gi are discussing on whether they'll make March 1st or the 15th the last filming date.

[Photo] Sandara & Minho's exciting kiss scenes captured

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 05:10 AM PST


SHINee's Minho and 2NE1′s Sandara Park's exciting kiss scene has been revealed to the public, and is becoming a hot topic!

On the 21st, Etude House revealed some eye-catching behind-the-scene cuts of SHINee and Sandara Park's web drama, "Kiss Note," on its official YouTube channel. The video revealed that the shoot was done during a day when it was -10 degrees. It also revealed some difficulties of the cast and the staff while shooting in difficult weather conditions.

The drama especially contains sweet and cute scenes for the love lines. The exciting kissing scene cuts of Minho and Sandara Park, were especially attention-grabbers. The petite build of Sandara Park in the arms of the tall and strong stature of Minho, elicited an atmosphere like that of a real couple, although he is seven years her junior.

Netizens who saw the videos, commented with, "These two people raelly mwatch well," "You two really suit romantic comedies, and surprisingly, you look good together," "Sandara Park is too beautiful," "Sandara Park looks really young. With Minho, the age difference doesn't even show," "Although there's a seven year difference in their ages, this still looks really amazing and exciting," showing a variety of hot reactions.

The first of the CFs for webdrama, "Kiss Note" starring Sandara Park and SHINee is set to be released on March 1, in Etude House's official YouTube channel.


Source: Nate
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[News] Winners from the "1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards 2011"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 04:55 AM PST


On February 22nd, the well-known and first officially recognized music chart, Gaon Chart, held its first-ever awards ceremony "1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards 2011." The event took place at the Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall in Seoul, with several top artists, producers, composers, and more in attendance.

"1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards 2011" is dubbed as the most fair awards since it recognize and award the most-loved songs, musicians and pop artists based on the objective data that Gaon has compiled over the past year.

Check out the list of full winners below:

Oricon Special Award
- Girls' Generation

New Artist Award [Solo Division]
- Huh Gak
- Kim BoKyung

New Artist Award [Group Division]
- A Pink
- B1A4

Singer of the Year Award
 - Secret [January]
- IU [February]
- K.Will [March]
- Big Bang [April]
- 2NE1 [May]
-  Secret [June]
- T-ara [July]
- Leessang [August]
- Davichi [September]
- Lee Seung Gi [October]
- Wonder Girls [November]
- IU [December]

• Album of The Year Award
- TVXQ "Keep Your Head Down" [1st Quarter]
- B2ST "Fiction and Fact" [2nd Quarter]
- Super Junior "Mr. Simple" [3rd Quarter]
- Girls' Generation "The Boys" [4th Quarter]

Lyricist of The Year Award
- Kim I-Na

Style Award
- Prepix [Choreography Division]
- Seo SooKyung [Stylist Division]

Technical Award
- Ko SeungWook

Producer of The Year Award
- Kim KwangSoo

Newly Discovered/Uprising Artist of The Year Award
- Noel
- Girl's Day
- Cox

Kpop Contribution Award
 - Lee SooMan [SM Entertainment]

Foreign Music Award
- Maroon 5

• New Media Platform Award
- YouTube
- Daum

Credit: @fanwonder

120222 FT Island wins on Music on Top + other performances

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 04:40 AM PST


On February 22nd, jTBC's new music program "Music On Top" has aired its new episode full of amazing performances from the hottest K-Pop artists.

Today's episode includes performances from FT Island, Jay Park, K.Will, Miryo, Davichi, Dal★Shabet, Block B, B.A.P, X-5, Jang Jae In, Chaos, Ailee, Spica, EXID, Stellar and Speed.

And for the highlight, FT Island won tonight with their latest hit single "Severely".

Congratulations FT Island!

Watch the winning moment and performances below:



FT Island



Davichi



B.A.P



Ailee



Block B

[News] JYJ Yoochun, Lee Seung Gi & Uhm Tae Woong heat up spring TV season

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 04:20 AM PST


With the spring drama season on the horizon, the three major networks have lined up three heartthrobs to add sizzle to the small screen on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

They are Lee Seung Gi, who is one of a few entertainers with successful careers in both acting and singing, rising singer-actor Park Yoochun of JYJ and actor Um Tae Woong, who is returning to television for the first time in two years.

The winner of the previous network battle for Wednesday-Thursday drama viewers was MBC's "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," which had an audience share of between 35 percent and 38 percent on average.

The three series, of which two are romantic comedies and one a melodrama, begin airing on March 14.

Here are brief summaries of the new series and the actors involved.

"King 2 Hearts"

Singer-actor Lee Seung Gi will lead hit drama "King 2 Hearts" on MBC.

MBC, which regained its drama series dominance with "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," seems to be betting that Lee will help it maintain its No. 1 spot.

The network has watched its two rivals SBS and KBS surpass it in the ratings in recent years, but "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" was the first drama to gain an audience share of more than 20 percent.

Lee is no stranger to romantic comedy, having starred in the 2010 hit "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox."

His return to television is highly anticipated among fans due to the fact that he is slated to pair up with Ha Ji-won, a widely beloved actress whose turn as the tough and buff stunt woman in last year's "Secret Garden" won fans over.

Though "King 2 Hearts" may remind some viewers of the 2006 MBC hit "The Palace" since both dramas are set in constitutional monarchies, there is enough to distinguish the two from one another and keep viewers tuned in.

In "King 2 Hearts," Lee plays a prince who gets involved with Ha, a special forces instructor from North Korea, when they are locked into an arranged marriage.

Though the two initially struggle to overcome their differences, they eventually work things out and fall in love.


"Rooftop Prince"

Ratings for SBS's "Take Care of Us Captain" were lower than predicted, but  member Park Yoo-chun is expected to give the network's new drama a fresh twist.

Park plays a crown prince of the Joseon Dynasty who travels across time zones to Seoul after he loses his beloved (played by Han Ji-min).

"Park usually shows us his sensitive side, but this role is going to be a little different for him," said Lee Hee-myung, who writes the show. "This time, you will see more of his charismatic side."

Park debuted in 2004 as a member of boy band TVXQ but is now currently member of JYJ. He recently begun to appear in a series of dramas including "Miss Ripley" and "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," both of which became hits.

"Equator Man"

Um Tae-woong has spent the past couple of months honing his comedic skills on the popular variety show "1 Night, 2 Days," but his return to dramas will see him in a darker role.

In KBS's "Equator Man," Um plays a successful and passionate businessman who must relive the childhood trauma of losing his father.

The drama is written by Kim In-young, who wrote the 2008 hit "Women of the Sun."

"Um's serious and charismatic character will stand tall among the three new drama series," said an official from series producer Pan Entertainment.


Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[Photo] Red carpet photos from the "1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards 2011"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST


On February 22nd, the well-known and first officially recognized music chart, Gaon Chart, held its first-ever awards ceremony "1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards 2011." The event took place at the Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall in Seoul.

For this year's awards ceremony, fans got to see a bevy of stars walk down the red carpet such as B2ST, SECRET, A Pink, Davichi, Girl's Day, Super Junior, B1A4, IU, Wonder Girls and more.

Check out the photos below:


















[Video] B.A.P reveals clip from first fan signing event

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:37 AM PST


On February 19th, B.A.P held their fan signing event to celebrate the release of their debut album "Warrior" at Yeongdeungpo Times Square. Since the event was their first signing since debut, about 1,000 fans swarmed the area to have B.A.P's precious autographs.

B.A.P's fan signing event is the first time they met their fans on a large scale after their showcase in Malaysia last January. Sponsored by Hot Tracks, it was exclusively held for the fans who bought the album at the store between February 14th and 17th, and 150 winners were chosen by lottery on the 18th of February.

On February 22nd, TS Entertainment released a video via official Youtube channel. The video features footage from the B.A.P's fan signing event.

[News] Lee Hyori wants to invite her boyfriend to "You & I"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:12 AM PST


Singer Lee Hyori has revealed that she would like to invite her singer-songwriter boyfriend Lee Sang Soon to her new show "You & I."

On February 21st at the press conference for her new music talk show "You & I," Lee Hyori was asked on whether or not she would invite Lee Sang Soon to appear on the show. She answered positively, "If the opportunity comes later, it is possible to invite him onto the show."

She continued, "There currently isn't the opportunity for him to appear. Of course, if he releases an album, it is likely that he will appear on our show."

"You & I" is the first show that combines talk and music of the broadcasting network SBS since "Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate" ended two years ago. On February 6, the first recording was completed with IU, UV, and Lucid Fall as guests. The first prologue episode will air on the 26th at midnight.

Source

[News] Psy to debut in Japan

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 03:00 AM PST


Singer Psy will expand his singing career and make his Japan advancement this June.

According to YG Entertainment on February 22nd, Psy will make his official debut in Japan in June and will be managed by YGEX, the record label founded by YG in collaboration with Japan's AVEX.

"We are currently mapping out the schedule regarding Psy's Japanese debut, like setting the official date and selecting which songs he will be going with," the official said.

Psy first impressed the Japanese fans with his performance during the 15th anniversary YG Family concert in Japan which was held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka in early January.

[News] KARA's Gyuri assures fans she's fine after surgery

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 02:44 AM PST


Following the report that KARA's Park Gyuri has been diagnosed with vocal chord nodule and needed to halt activities to undergo surgery, fans have been worrying about the leader. To assure fans that she was alright, Gyuri left a message on her Twitter.

On February 22, Park tweeted she had successfully undergone surgery. She explained that she slept all day yesterday from the effects of the anesthesia and was unable to update fans on her condition. Park added she wanted to improve as soon as possible to let everyone hear her good voice again and thanked her fans for their concern.

Gyuri was first diagnosed with vocal chord nodule back on November 2011. She held off on her surgery in order to participate fully in the musical "200 Pounds Beauty."

[Video] EXID covers Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston's "When You Believe"

Posted: 22 Feb 2012 02:28 AM PST


Already garnering attention as the group formed by the renowned producer Shinsadong Tiger, the six talented ladies of the rookie girl group EXID recently debuted with their first single "Whoz That Girl".

EXID has already kicked off their debut performances through Mnet's "M! Countdown", MBC "Show! Music Core" and SBS "Inkigayo." To further prove their singing abilities, EXID members Dami, Hani and Yuji released a cover of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston's "When You Believe."

Check out their performance below: