Friday, February 24, 2012

"[News] Nichkhun, not fluent in 5 languages, but 3!" plus 24 more

"[News] Nichkhun, not fluent in 5 languages, but 3!" plus 24 more

[News] Nichkhun, not fluent in 5 languages, but 3!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:53 AM PST

2PM's Nichkhun has expressed his interest in being in an action movie.

On the episode of SBS "Midnight Entertainment TV" on the 22nd, Nichkhun was featured and asked to describe "When I think I look the best". He said "I think that I don't look good in the morning just as I wake up because my face swells and I have acne problems. But when I see photos of myself on stage, I think "Oh, I look like this" and am happy."

He was also asked which part of his appearance he likes the most, to which he answered "I think my eyes. You can't lie through your eyes. By looking at one's eyes you can tell what type of person they are. I think eyes are the most important" 

To questions about Korea's film industry, he said "I've received scripts and even practiced but there have been times when I wasn't good enough to be casted. It was pretty upsetting". He then went on to say "I want to try action films."

Lastly Nichkhun said "I am not a person who can speak 5 languages. I can only speak three. Thai, English, Korean are the three" and he exaggerated that he is incapable of speaking 5. 

Also, in this interview along with Nichkhun, Ahn Sunggi, Park Jeunghoon, and f(x)'s Sulli were also featured.

CREDIT: TV REPORT (SOURCE) ; @kristinekwak (TRANS)  

[Video] Big Bang unveiled preview for Bad Boy!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:46 AM PST

Check out the preview of Big Bang's new song Bad Boy.

Do you like this song?

[News] Heartfelt Confession on “Entertainment Relay”, “We’re Sorry for Causing Trouble for Our Fellow Singers”!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:40 AM PST

Group Block B revealed their feelings about the Thailand interview through KBS 2TV "Entertainment Relay".

This is the first time Block B is revealing their thoughts and feelings through broadcasting after the interview controversy blew up. In the recent interview with "Entertainment Relay", the Block B members said, "We believe we made a huge crime against Thai citizens," as they lowered their heads. Block B's leader Zico especially said with an apology, "We caused trouble for our fellow K-POP singers."

"It was due to my lack of talent, and it was our fault so please do not see this as a problem about K-POP as a whole," he requested.

Block B delivered their apologies to their Thai and Korean fans, their fellow singers, and their families. They will also reveal their current circumstances and their future plans.

Block B's heartfelt confession will be aired on the 25th at 9pm on "Entertainment Relay".

However, Block B's youngest member P.O has been hospitalized due to the controversy.

Source: OSEN
Translated By: Youngha@ BLOCKBINTL

[Photos] SHINee’s Jonghyun, Key and Minho arrived at Shanghai Pudong Airport!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:27 AM PST

SHINee's Jonghyun, Key and Minho arrived at Shanghai Pudong airport and as expected, their fans waited for them and managed to take some photos of the boys.

Take a look at the fan taken photos of Jonghyun, Key and Minho in the airport.

credit : shinee baidubar
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[News] Siwon and Ryeowook Graduated from Inha University!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 07:17 AM PST

Super Junior members Siwon and Ryeowook have graduated in University.

On the 24th of February, SJ's Siwon and Ryeowook went to Inha University for the graduation ceremony. They finally graduated after 6 years of studying.

Ryeowook graduated from Dukwon Arts High School and studied in Inha University (where Siwon is studying) to continue his studies. Both of them majored in Theater and Cinema.

After their graduation ceremony, Ryeowook immediately updated his Twitter by tweeting " I've graduated~~>< Thank you to all the professors, asisstant noonas, seniors, and juniors~~ Eventhough I can't confidently say that I'm a qualified graduate like the others, (because) I couldn't do the activities on campus, but I've been always an Inha student at heart. Lastly, thank you for Professor's words. I won't forget it^^ "

Of course, Siwon who is also active on Twitter tweeted "I'm gonna move forward to the larger world..with a bigger dream.. I'm proud to be a student of Inha University^^".

Both of them shared their solo pictures wearing their toga while showing their diploma. 

Congratulations to them and wish them luck. 

Sources: Siwon and Ryewook's Twitter
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[News] Actor Jung Jun-ho to countersue business partner for defamation

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 06:24 AM PST

Actor Jung Jun-ho has announced that he will countersue the financial manager of his Happy Angela wedding business for defamation. The business partner had claimed that Jung embezzled money from their joint venture.

"There is no truth whatsoever to the claim, and we will take legal action because of the defamatory statement made by the man," Jung's representative said.

Jung's spokesperson said they were dumbfounded by the "ridiculous suit and denied rumors that they are still in a partnership.

The financial manager told local media on Wednesday that the two partners took out a loan of 2 billion won of which Jung embezzled 800 million won. He officially filed the claim on Tuesday at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

Jung made his debut in 1995 after being recruited by MBC at a talent scouting event.

He has featured in dramas "Iris" (2010) and "Last Scandal" (2008).

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[News] Big Bang on Running Man, The First Flaming Competitive Spirit!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 06:08 AM PST

The group Big Bang's competitive spirit was on fire. On 20th, Big Bang was filming SBS "Good Sunday - Running Man" at Seoul National History Museum and they have a big match with "Running Man" member during the filming.

On that filming day, "Running Man" team had a confrontation on the first match. Big Bang and "Running Man" split into two teams. During the first and the second half, they spread and formed offense and defense team, just like how soccer is.

A PD of "Running Man", Jo Hyo-Jin, recently met SBS E! Entertainment News and said, "During the filming, Big Bang member's competitive spirits were 'hot'." "TOP and Taeyang encouraged the other members and completed their mission. (I) was surprised with both of their excellent entertainment sense," he told.

He continued, "The other members also went through the filming in a pleasant atmosphere. (They) looked slightly shy and embarrass, but were also hesitant. Rather than the crew paying (something), they said they will (pay)."

This active-Big-Bang broadcast is scheduled to air on March 4. On this upcoming 26th on "Running Man", actress Lee Da-Hae and actor Oh Ji-Ho are going to appear (on "Running Man") and going to find baggage at places in Busan.

source: SBS via Nate//trans: bigbangforlife
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[News] Lee Young-ae holds low-key first birthday bash for her twins

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:50 AM PST

Actress Lee Young-ae has released some personal photos from her twins' first birthday bash, which took place on Monday at a hotel in Namsan, central Seoul. The low-key event was attended by close friends and family members of Lee. The one notable celebrity in attendance was actress Jun Ji-hyun.

At the birthday celebration, the twins were dressed in hanbok (traditional Korean attire), and after seeing photos, netizens gushed about how much the twins took after their beautiful, celebrity parent.

During the event, a video capturing the growth of the toddlers also amused the guests. And in the clip put together by Lee and her husband, the two also had a special message for their babies.

"Mommy and daddy met on campus, and after loving one another for a long time, we were able to have you two. All we ask is that you grow up in good health and that you'll become people who will strive to live for others," said Lee's husband, Jung Ho-young.

Source: Koreajoongangdaily, Carla Sunwoo

[News] Overkill Could Damage Korean Wave, Oricon Chief Warns

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:32 AM PST

A senior figure in the Japanese entertainment industry has warned against the flood of Korean singers, manufactured bands and actors who rush to perform in Tokyo, which has become something of a rite of passage for entertainers who made it in Korea. "I'm afraid that the rotation of Korean acts [through Japan] is too fast," said Koh Koike, the CEO of Japan's Oricon, which supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry.

The Oricon chart has become something of a Bible for Korean musicians. Established in 1967 and using album sales data collected from around 26,000 music stores across Japan to come up with daily, weekly and monthly rankings, it is a highly respected barometer of Japan's entertainment industry, comparable to the Billboard Top 100 Chart in the U.S.

Koike made the remarks in Korea, where he attended the first Gaon Charts K-Pop Awards on Wednesday. His advice paints a less-than-rosy picture of the future of K-Pop in Japan. "Right now, there is a fan base for K-Pop due to the physical appeal of groups like Girls' Generation or Kara, but I think what will matter in the future is the variety of music that Korean singers are able to offer," he said. "Korean singers who have recently become popular in Japan tend to stay in the country briefly and tour only major cities, but this won't help them win broad popularity there," he added. "The precedents set by leaders TVXQ, Girls' Generation and Kara are very important for other Korean singers in Japan. If their album sales fall, this could impact other Korean singers as well, and that would lead to the perception that their popularity was just a flash in the pan."

He said the polished image and strong fan base are the main reasons for the success of Korean acts on the Oricon chart. "Korean acts who did well on the Oricon chart have unique visual concepts and their singing and dancing skills are outstanding," Koike said. "Many fans find out about them from the Internet even before their Japanese debut, so they get a huge welcome."

Asked about the abrupt cancellation of an advertising campaign in Japan featuring Korean actress Kim Tae-hee due to anti-Korean sentiment, Koike said, "That sentiment is being expressed by only a small group of people. I think that Kim Tae-hee's side may have overreacted to the negative opinions. Most Japanese people do not express opinions. They just like K-Pop and Korean TV dramas."

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

[News] Jung Il Woo to endorse 2 makeup brands

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:20 AM PST

Currently receiving much attention for appearing on MBC's "The Sun and the Moon," actor Jung Il Woo has been selected as the new model for cosmetic company Enprani as well as its other brand Holika Holika.

The company usually only hired female models, but Jung Il Woo was chosen for his soft and well-mannered image as well as his clean skin. An Enprani representative stated, "Jung Il Woo has a soft gentleman image. We believe that the popularity for 'The Sun and the Moon' will not go away anytime soon, we are anticipating that Jung Il Woo will do a lot for our brands."

Meanwhile, Jung Il Woo will begin shooting for the company in March, following the completion of MBC's The Sun and the Moon.

[News] Shinhwa to hold comeback press conference

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 05:00 AM PST

The longest-running boy group, Shinhwa, will finally making their comeback in March with 10th studio album, their first album in four years. Prior to their return, the group will be holding a press conference.

Shinhwa plans to begin their official comeback activities by holding an online worldwide press conference at Cheongdam CGV on March 5th. Fans from nearly 200 countries including Korea will be able to tune into the conference.

A representative for Shinhwa stated, "Because this press conference is Shinhwa's first schedule in four years, the members said they'd like to share it with their fans who have supported them for the last 14 years. So we are planning to broadcast the press interview live in real time online."

The press interview, scheduled to be broadcast live online, is sponsored by CJ E&M, which is in charge of Shinhwa's comeback album and concert. Such online TV stations as, Global, and other broadcasting networks that are owned by CJ E&M will be mobilized to help Shinhwa interact with their fans.

Meanwhile, Shinhwa's comeback is slated on March 24th, which will mark the group's 14th anniversary. After releasing a commemorative album and promoting it for two months, the members plan on embarking on an Asian tour starting in June. It will travel through Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing in China, and concerts for Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand have also been confirmed.

[News] Super Junior's Shindong and Sungmin donate blood

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:46 AM PST

Super Junior members Shindong and Sungmin shared a proof shot together, displaying their good deed of donating blood.

On February 23rd, Shindong posted on his me2day, "I order you as the public ambassador of blood drives!! Donate blood!! Hehe," along with the photo above.

In the photo, Shindong and Sungmin each have the red crosses on their cheeks and smiling brightly towards the camera, suggesting the fans to make blood donation as well.

Netizens commented, "So heartwarming. I will go for sure," "Wow, you two did it so I should donate blood as well!" and "I donated blood today!"

[News] 2AM moves up Japanese single release date

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:28 AM PST

2AM will be hitting Japan sooner than expected!

According to 2AM's promoter, Big Hit Entertainment, 2AM has moved up the release date of their upcoming Japanese single. Originally slated for release in April 18, 2AM will be releasing their second single on April 11.

The single will feature the Japanese version of their 2010 hit track, "You Didn't Answer My Call". It will also include a Japanese version of "Like Crazy" and the group covering Ken Hirai's "With My Eyes Closed", a chart-topper in 2004.

2AM has released their Japanese debut single "Never Let You Go" on January 20th, and received a warm response. The group debuted 3rd at Oricon Singles Daily Chart and Weekly Chart, proving the group's great potential in Japan.

[News] Se7en and Park Bom to collaborate on Inkigayo this week

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 04:14 AM PST

On February 19th, for the first time ever, singing sensation Se7en and mega-producer JYP collaborated on SBS Inkigayo's stage. Their joint stage gathered much interest as fans was able to relive the scene from the previously-released teaser clip of Se7en singing his heart out as Park plays the piano beside him.

In the upcoming February 26 episode of SBS Inkigayo, Se7en is planning to hold another collaboration stage with fellow labelmate and 2NE1 member, Park Bom.

The two members collaboration was created with the consultation of YG Entertainment's head, Yang Hyun Suk as well as Park Jin Young, to draw out the merits of Se7en and Park's vocals.

Catch Se7en and Park Bom on the same stage on February 26th!

[Video] ‘Dream High 2’ releases MV of 2AM Jinwoon’s ‘You Walking Towards Me’

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST

On February 24th, KBS 2TV's 'Dream High 2' released the full music video for 2AM Jinwoon's 'You Walking Towards Me.'

The music video features the singer clips of the staff during their rest days. The video mostly contains DSLR footage of character Eugene (played by Jinwoon) that was not included during the broadcast, revealing the special bond that the staff have with Jinwoon.

The song 'You Walking Towards Me' showcases Jinwoon's guitar skills and his impressive melodic voice. Check out the music video below.

[Video] Jessica takes you behind the scene of 'Dazed & Confused' photoshoot

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:42 AM PST

Girls' Generation's Jessica recently hit the cover of the March issue of the Korean edition of British style magazine 'Dazed & Confused'.

On February 24, Dazed & Confused released a short video which features behind the scene footage from Jessica's pictorial. The video shows the gorgeous idol walking in the middle of the New York's streets, as well as short introduction talk from Jessica herself.

Check out the video below.

[Video] Girls’ Generation releases teaser for Japanese track ‘Time Machine’

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:30 AM PST

Girls' Generation's first Japanese album, "Girls' Generation", which was released on June 31st 2011, reached a shipping record of one million copies, a first in the history of Japan as a Korean artist . There will be a new music video to continue the rapid advancement of Girls' Generation into Japan. The music video will be for their new song "Time Machine", and comedian Imada Kouji will appear in the video.

"Time Machine" is a new ballad song that was recorded for last year's repackaged album release on December 28th, titled "Re:Package Album: Girls' Generation ~The Boys~". On February 25th, the song will also be promoted in Girls' Generation's CF of UHA Mikukato "E-ma Nodoame".

Imada Kouji is a self-proclaimed Girls' Generation fan and leads in knowledge and enthusiasm in the entertainment world, so the staff of Girls' Generation made the offer to include him.

The music video for "Time Machine" is set to be released in early March. For the girls, this music video concept is something that they have not done so far and it seems that the video was influenced by the atmosphere of the teaser.

Check out the video below:

Source: Soshified

[News] Kim Hyung Jun to hold Japan tour next month

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:19 AM PST

SS501's maknae Kim Hyung Jun's debut drama KBS "Glowing She! (She's Completely Insane!)" will make its premiere in Japan in March. In promotion for the drama, the idol will kick off a nationwide tour in Japan next month.

According to his official Japanese website, Kim Hyung Jun will kick off a promotional tour in three different cities with a total of six shows. He will hold mini concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

"Glowing She! (She's Completely Insane!)" tells the story of a star, a producer and a director, and the love triangle story that develops in the midst of their careers. Kim Hyung Jun acts as the top star, Kang Min, with the king of rudeness who will have a romance with broadcast writer, So E Hyun.

The drama, helmed by producer Lee Jung-pyo, is a 12-part series on KBS cable channel KBS-N. The pilot episode aired last January 7th.

[Video] Brave Girls return with "Nowadays You" on Music Bank

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:04 AM PST

Brave Girls, the brainchild of mega-producers Brave Brothers, made their hot comeback as "oppas" on this week's episode of Music Bank with their brand new sound "Nowadays You"!

Pulling a complete 180 degrees tranformation from the feminine image they built up with previous promotions, Brave Girls showcase a sophisticated and masculine concept. The girls returned with their new electronic-pop song, laced with the trademark hooks and sounds of producer Brave Brothers.

Check out their comeback performance below!

120224 Jay Park wins Music Bank's K-Chart + performances

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:59 AM PST

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

For this weeks's line up, John Park made his official debut, while Brave Girls, miss A and WE kicked off their comeback stages.

Other great performances from artists including FT Island, K.Will, Teen Top, Davichi, Jay Park, Brian, Dal Shabet, Sunny Hill, Chocolat, LEDApple, B.A.P, Jiggy Dogg, Wink, Stellar, X-5, SPEED, CHAOS, SPICA and Ailee.

And for the highlight of the show, Jay Park wins on Music Bank K-Chart tonight with his latest track "Know Your Name."

Congratulations Jay Park!

Watch the winning moment + performances below.

FT Island

Teen Top


Jay Park


Sunny Hill





Dal Shabet






[Video] EXID's first debut behind story

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:49 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 delivered their first live performance of their debut single "Whoz That Girl" on Mnet's M! Countdown last February 16th.

On February 24th, AB Entertainment released special video which features behind-the-scene footage from EXID's first debut perfomance. The video as well showcase highlights from their Valentine's debut showcase, rehearsal and recordings.

Watch the video below:

[Video] miss A makes hot comeback with "Touch" on Music Bank

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:46 AM PST

Following their chart-topper "Good Bye Baby", Suzy, Min, Fei and Jia of miss A finally returned to prove their upgraded skills with their next single, "Touch"!

"Touch", written, produced and arranged by JY Park himself, follows the story of a hurt soul who discovers a new love "blooming from the pain." It showcases combination of the eerie old-school instrumentals, the unexpected style of choreography and trademark characteristic of miss A.

As fans have been abuzz about the group's new sound, look and moves, our lovely ladies of miss A delivered their much-anticipated comeback performance tonight on Music Bank.

Check out their performance below:

[Video] Brian Joo performs "Let This Die" ft. Tiger JK on Music Bank

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:32 AM PST

Singer Brian Joo and hip hop legend Tiger JK finally performed their collaboration song "Let This Die" for the first time on Februay 24th episode of Music Bank.

This collaboration stage came real after many fans sent in requests to see Brian Joo and Tiger JK perform together on music programs. Despite Tiger JK's busy schedule, he agreed to come on stage, and delivered an explosive performance.

Meanwhile, the two singers will also stand together on "Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook" and SBS "Inkigayo."

Watch the performance below:

[Video] John Park makes debut with "Falling" on Music Bank

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:09 AM PST

"Superstar K2" runner-up John Park finally made his long-awaited official debut with "Falling" on today's episode of Music Bank.

"Falling" was composed by British composer, Andy Platts and was produced and penned by John Park himself. The song expresses the feelings of a lover who wants to be close to the one who's stolen his heart.

[News] CNBLUE Finished Fanclub Tour 2012!

Posted: 24 Feb 2012 02:00 AM PST

CNBLUE, Memory of Finished Livehouse Fanclub Tour
Korea's popular rock band CNBLUE, held "CNBLUE Fanclub Tour 2012 – Where You Are" at Yokohama Blitz on February 23 as their last stop.

CNBLUE who started their activity in Japan two and a half year ago, got first place in Oricon Chart for their second single "Where You Are" which was released on February 1st. They came to Japan on June 2009, studied music as indie band there.
Theme for their fanclub tour this time is "live house tour as one-man live in indie period".  It's a nine day tour, starting at Nanba Hatch on February 13 and ended on February 23, Wednesday. All members seems like back to basic "trip to pilgrimage".
The live tour was limited for fanclub members only, you can enjoy live close to the stage. So, there's a tight competition in getting tickets on each venue. The smallest venue is only for 250 people. The enthusiasm of fans that gathered in venue is high, feels like premium sense.
Other Korean artists also like to hold event for their fanclub, like hand shake event. But, as a rock band, CNBLUE held livehouse. Different with live performance before in arena class, this time fans will be happier because they can enjoy live close to the stage and member.
The last day at Yokohama Blitz, place which is filled with memory of their 1st single "The Way" live. They sang 12 songs including encore. In total, around 10,000 fans attended their fanclub tour.
Furthermore, on March 14 they will be released dvd of "Winter Tour 2011 ~Here In My Head~ at Yoyogi National Stadium".
CNBLUE Fanclub Tour 2012 ~ Where You Are~
Feb 13 : Osaka Nanba Hatch
Feb 14 : Nagoya Bottom Line
Feb 15 : Tokyo Shibuya Club Quattro
Feb 16 : Tokyo Liqiudroom
Feb 17 : Tokyo Shibuya-AX
Feb 20 : Tokyo Aube Shibuya
Feb 21 : Tokyo Astro Hall
Feb 22 : Tokyo Shibuya Glad
Feb 23 : Yokohama Blitz
Yokohama Blitz setlist:
  1. In My Head
  2. Voice
  3. Kimio
  4. Let's Go Crazy
  5. Teardrops in the rain
  6. Coward
  7. Just Please
  8. Tattoo
  9. Get Away
  10. Where you are
  11. I don't know why

Source :  Excite News
Translated by N @ cnbluestorm