Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"[News] “The Romantic” Sandara Park’s Look-Alike Emerged, Cute Face Becomes Topic!" plus 24 more

"[News] “The Romantic” Sandara Park’s Look-Alike Emerged, Cute Face Becomes Topic!" plus 24 more

[News] “The Romantic” Sandara Park’s Look-Alike Emerged, Cute Face Becomes Topic!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 08:00 AM PST

"The Romantic" cast who looks like she could be Sandara Park's doppelganger is becoming a hot topic.
On the 11th broadcast of tvN's real love variety program, "The Romantic," a person who looked a lot like Sandara Park appeared. Because of this, Lee Yu Rim has attracted a lot of attention.
In one picture, Lee Yu Rim was seen with both her hands raised in a cute V-sign, and along with her round eyes and fair complexion, she looked really cute and sweet, and reminded people of Sandara Park.
What do you guys think? Does she look like Dara? 

Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120218n03385
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[Trans] ‘Miss Ripley’ composer Jung Haesung Interview – Yoochun’s part!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:48 AM PST

- Yoochun's 'The Empty Space for You'
Frankly, I was worried in the beginning. The OST has a different chord compared to the usual songs. One person needs to have a good feel and the ability to be emotional in order to sing the song well. This is probably the reason why people prefer Baek Ji Young and Lee Seung Chul. I was worried if an idol singer could show emotions in the song. However, Yoochun definitely has a good singing ability and his ability to show his emotions using his voice is excellent. I was very satisfied.
- What is the strength of Yoochun's voice?
He has a refined grace when singing and he can show the pure emotions of a boy. Yoochun had done well by putting effort in showing the image of a boy in the song. He is an entertainer whom I hope to see more in the future.
- Recording episode
Yoochun did not sleep for a few nights in the States and he came back to South Korea for recording. It was obvious that he came back in a rush and I was touched that he gave his best. Also, he was not in a good condition. It was fortunate that we could finish recording in three hours, which was a short time because he has strong basic singing skills.
Translated by: Shermin of JYJ3

[Video] Big Bang unveiled Blue MV!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:44 AM PST

Check out the much anticipated MV of Big Bang's new song Blue!!

[News] Kim Jaejoong joins Time Slip Dr. Jin!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:40 AM PST

Kim Jaejoong (Protect the Boss) has been cast in the upcoming time-travel-medical-historical drama Time Slip Dr. Jin starring Song Seung-heon, in what will be the singer-actor's first sageuk role to date. The manga adaptation features a Doogie-esque hero who travels back in time 150 years, where he learns that maybe there's more to being a doctor than a massive IQ. Because apparently that's not something you can learn after 1860. But… how will we know he's a TV doctor if he's not wearing the shiny white labcoat and model-strutting down the hall with two rows of interns at his sides?
Jaejoong will be playing Kim Kyung-tak, the descendant to a long line of master swordsmen, and the best warrior of his generation. He's competitive and prideful, but he also has a softer, innocent side: his character has a single-minded devotion to his first love. Sigh, don't they all? He'll be going head-to-head with the hero Dr. Jin, though I'm wondering how literal that could be. Will the scalpel-wielder be picking up a sword and vice versa? Or are they just going to be fighting over a girl?
With all the time travel in dramaland these days, it's a wonder we're not going to end up with a prince on a proposal mission, a high school student as a doctor, and a neurosurgeon living on a rooftop. Fourth dimension's a tricky thing, boys. Don't get stuck in each other's wormholes. Oh. Ew. I just grossed myself out.
Time Slip Dr. Jin is currently being shopped at cable networks, with reports that it'll find a home at Channel A.
Source: TV Report
Credit: Dramabeans

[News] Sandara Park· Jong Hyun, Acting In An SNS Drama, Teacher – Student Love Story?

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:29 AM PST

2NE1′s Sandara Park and SHINee's Jonghyun's CF picture stills for Etude CF is becoming hot topic.
On the 20th, Sandara Park updated her me2day with, "Darong's SNS Drama is coming soon! This advertisement is in a very special SNS drama format; also, it was taken earlier, some time ago, and I've already acted quite a bit before, however, this time, it was a bit hard for me!" she said, revealing pictures with her text. She also added "Bad acting Darong" in the end, inciting laughter from the fans.

In the photo, it seems that Sandara Park and Jonghyun are acting out parts as a student and professor. Sandara Park is wearing pink-rimmed eyeglasses and reading a book, while seemingly thinking about Jonghyun longingly.

On the other hand, Jonghyun looks suitable as the young professor who is lecturing at the front of the room, looking like a mature, smart, intellectual person in his beige suit outfit and glasses.
Netizens who saw the picture commented with, "I'm really excited! I'll watch out for the drama," "I secretly think they look good together," "If that's my student and I'm the teacher, I won't be able to control myself," "He falls in love with his student, Darong?!" "Now I am really curious about this CF," "Jonghyun-oppa looks older than Dara-unnie," "Cute, cute, cute!" "Jonghyun has completely transformed into a intelligent, handsome professor," "I want to see them act right now," "Sandara Park is the student? I want to have the same class with her," "Sandara looks so so so young," "I want someone who looks like Jonghyun as an assistant professor," "I like both their outfits," "I can't wait for Professor Jonghyun!" "I want their eye glasses," "What was it like filming with Professor Jjong? You two look surprisingly good together!" "Your cute appearance, even after a year with Etude, has never changed. Beautiful," "I hope you get to act in a real drama soon," "A student and a teacher? If it's you two, it's cute and romantic," "A college student? And Darong fell in love?" "I can't wait for this! I hope it's a real drama," "I want to see you act more," showing the variety of their hot reaction and anticipation.
Meanwhile, Sandara Park's charm, vibrant energy, and youthful appearance for Etude commercials have been receiving positive responses and praise from netizens.

Source: Nate
Translated by: Blackjackbelle@OhDara/ SlaveTrnslator@WeLoveDara

[News] JYJ’s ‘The Day’ recorded 42.2% of share of Lotte Cinema… All the tickets of 19 theaters are sold out.

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:17 AM PST

JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu)'s daily life documentary film 'The Day' were sold out at all 19 theaters and announced its sensation at the theater district.
According to the box office of advance sale by the Korean Film Commission, JYJ's film 'The Day' set record of its share by 42.2% by selling out all the seats of 19 theaters on February 20th. This figure is the tremendous when compared with the share of the most controversial movie 'The War with Crime,' 12.1%.
Lotte Cinema, which actualized the screening of JYJ's 'The Day,' stated "the website has crashed down temporarily due to 110,000 simultaneous accesses by people who wanted to purchase tickets for JYJ's stage greetings at 1pm." "The ticket sale for 19 theaters began at 4pm and all the tickets were sold out in one hour. The theater in Busan set record as all the tickets were sold out in five minutes."
Moreover, "Evinuel theater near Lotte Hotel had many Japanese visitors trying to get tickets from early morning. Even insiders were surprised by the explosive reaction because generally only 30% of seats get sold for films related to singers."
JYJ's agency CJES stated "we decided to screen the contents that could not be aired on television as the fan service for only short period of time. However, due to the massive phone calls by fans trying to purchase tickets, we are under consideration with Lotte Cinema for additional screenings."
In 2011, CJES planned to air 'JYJ Real 24,' a series showing members' dreams, daily life, friendship, happiness and etc., through QTV. QTV informed the cancellation after the trailer had been already aired. CJES re-edited to 90-minute film and planned to screen at CGV, but CGV unilaterally breached the contract 15 days before the opening.
Although the screening of JYJ's documentary might have been foundered due to external pressure, Lotte Cinema actualised the screening of 'the Day' at its theaters. 'The Day' is the full edition of JYJ's true story including their essay, songs, World Tour, photo exhibition and etc.
In March, JYJ will have concerts in South America, which will be a great finale of JYJ's World Tour

Translated by: @dlwpdldhkdlwp

[Video] Brave Girls unveiled Nowadays You MV!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 07:03 AM PST

Check out the full MV of Brave Girls' new song Nowadays You!

[audio] Big Bang's first song from Alive mini album "Blue" released!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 06:25 AM PST

Big Bang's first song off their 5th mini album "Alive" which is "Blue" has been released on online music sites today right on schedule!

The song is a slow tempo acoustic song with a flare of hip hop beats coupled with the member's soulful vocals and rap.

[Video] T-ara performed Japanese Roly Poly on Japan show!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 06:17 AM PST

Check out T-ara's performance for the Japanese version of Roly Poly on Japan show!

[News] YoonA, Shin Se Kyung & Lee Yeon Hee for Vogue Girl's 10th anniversary issue

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 06:14 AM PST

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, popular fashion magazine "Vogue Girl" has featured three female celebrities as "Girl Icons" for its upcoming March issue.

Having a Korean celebrity as its cover girl for the first time, "Vogue Girl Korea" selected Girls' Generation's Yoona, as well as actresses Shin Se Kyung and Lee Yeon Hee.

In the photos, the ladies each exhibit different charms. Yoona looks chic and confident, while Shin Se Kyung exudes alluring vibe. Lee Yeon Hee gives off her doll-like charm and delicate beauty.

"Vogue Girl" will have three different editions of their March issue, and will span 24 pages each featuring a different "Girl Icon."

[Video] B.A.P sing Warrior on Kiss The Radio!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 06:14 AM PST

Check out B.A.P's live performance for Warrior on Kiss The Radio!

[News] Ha Ji Won spotted filming "Running Man"

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 05:54 AM PST

Actress Ha Ji Won was recently spotted filming for SBS "Running Man".

On February 21st, photos of Ha Ji Won with cast member Yoo Jae Suk shooting an episode of Running Man in Gwanghwamun were posted on an online community board.

In the photos, Ha Ji Won was seen running with Yoo Jae Suk while wearing the same red jackets. The actress also waved her hands to the fans who gathered to see the two stars.

Fans commented, "Ha Ji Won is on Running Man! I can't wait!", "I wonder who will win this time", "Ha Ji Won looks beautiful on that red jacket" and more.

Meanwhile, Ha Ji Won has been cast as female lead in the upcoming drama "King2Hearts" with singer-actor Lee Seung Gi.


[News] JYJ Yoochun appeared at Chungmuro Center, ‘An international fan gathering’

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 05:40 AM PST

JYJ's Park Yoochun appeared at Chungmuro Center.

On February 15, Park Yoochun appeared between the buildings in the center of Chungmuro, wearing royal robe for the filming of SBS' Wed-Thus drama 'Rooftop Prince'.

People recognized Park Yoochun, who appeared for the shooting of 'Rooftop Prince', gathered around one by one, which suddenly formed a international fan gathering (including fans from Japan, China and Hong Kong).

Park Yoochun was a little awkward at the beginning but right after the cue sign from the director, he immediately expressed the solemnity of a Crown Prince, as well as the embarrassment that one feels toward an unfamiliar environment.

Although they had to film outdoor in the cold, Park Yoochun still showed his bright side. In addition, he created a lively atmosphere by enthusiastically approaching the staff and the actors.

A member of the production crew said, "We're filming in an uneasy environment in the center of the city but his immersion is excellent. His good manners make people around him happy."

Source: TVdaily
Translated by: The Little Pear of JYJ3

[News] Kim Tae Hee's Japanese CF event cancelled due to safety concerns

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 05:25 AM PST

Actress Kim Tae Hee has been forced to pull out of a press conference for a CF in Japan, leading to the event's cancellation.

On February 21st, Kim Tae Hee was supposed to attend the press conference for her new CF for the Japanese cosmetic brand of pharmaceutical company, Rohto. However, just one day before the actual event, the cancellation occured.

According to Japanese sports newspaper Sponichi, the event got cancelled because of hateful comments on internet community boards and various blogs in light of Japan's 'Takeshima Day' on February 22. Her agency eventually decided to pull her out of the scheduled event because of safety concerns.

Kim Tae Hee appeared in the Japanese drama, "Me and My Star's 99 Days" but began to receive criticism from anti-Korean Japanese protestors in October 2011. The reason was that Kim Tae Hee had advocated the disputed Dokdo Island as Korean territory.

[Pictures] f(x)'s Krystal and Amber show off their cuteness!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:59 AM PST

 f(x)'s Krystal shared some new photos on her official Me2day.

She uploaded some new selcas of herself as well as Amber's selcas.

Both of them pose cutely with the Victory gesture,the girls are cute right?

[Video] SNSD's Jessica shows off her drawing ability on Vivid Informed!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:56 AM PST

Check out the clip below as SNSD's Jessica shows off her drawing skills on KBS show Vivid Informed.

Do you like her drawing??

[Video] Jang Geun Suk's Team H reveals teaser for new Japanese album

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:55 AM PST

Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk's unit group, Team H, has revealed its first teaser for upcoming Japanese album.

Back on October 2011,  Jang Geun Suk has teamed up with Big Brother to form a unit group, Team H and released their first Chinese album "Lounge H." The duo will make their advancement, and plan to release the album titled "Lounge H the First Impression" in Japan on March 21st.

Prior to its release, Team H held their showcase "We are Team H" in Japan to promote the upcoming album. Jang Geun Suk and Big Brother performed at the Zepp Tokyo on February 20 and 21 for about 4,000 fanclub members.

In the meantime, check out the teaser below:

[Photo] Se7en shows support to Big Bang's comeback

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:45 AM PST

In celebration of Big Bang's highly-anticipated comeback, which is just hours away, labelmate Se7en has showed his heartwarming support to the boys.

On February 21st, Se7en tweeted, "Tonight 12AM, BIGBANG...[BLUE] Release!!! Sseven & BBigbang!!! SE7EN & BIGBANG YG fam concert back stage..."

Attached the message are two polaroid photos, taken from the backstage of the recent 15th anniversary YG Family concert. In the photos, Se7en and Big Bang members show their very close friendship, while displaying a bright atmosphere with goofy poses.

Meanwhile, Big Bang will release their first song "Blue" on February 22 at midnight.

[News] CNBLUE Kang Minhyuk travels Japan-Korea to “keep his promise” despite his busy schedule

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:19 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

Win 2PM Hong Kong concert tickets!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:08 AM PST

Dear DKPOPNEWS readers, we have teamed up with TvN Asia and Channel [V] to give away two 2PM in Hong Kong concert tickets.

2 Lucky readers will have the chance to attend 2PM's concert at Asia World Arena on 10th March (Sat)

Some basic steps to win the tickets:
1.)Like TvN Asia and DKPOPNEWS on Facebook
2.)Retweet this post on Twitter.

Winners will be unveiled on 29th February, good luck!

Note: Only Hong Kong readers are qualified for this contest

[News] 2PM's first concert in Thailand attracts 9,000 audience members

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:03 AM PST

The idol group 2PM successfully finished their Asian concert tour entitled "Hands Up" in Thailand, their agency JYP Entertainment said on February 20. According to JYP, 2PM held their first solo concert in Thailand at Impact Arena on February 18, and around 9,000 audience members came to their concert.

2PM sang their hit songs including the title song of their second album entitled "Hands Up" during the concert. Group member Nichkhun, who hails from Thailand, received a standing ovation when singing the song of a Thai singer named Bird.

The audience enthusiastically cheered for the group members during the concert that lasted for more than two hours. The fans produced a special video to deliver their appreciation for 2PM, who had donated for people in Thailand when there was a huge flood last year, and the group members shed tears after watching the video.

In addition, JYP revealed that when 2PM held the fan meeting entitled "High-Touch" on February 17 at Siam Center Square, around 3,000 audience members came to the venue, and when they held a press conference on the same day at Impact Arena, major news media outlets came to the venue and competed to cover the story. During the press conference, 2PM said that they will donate a part of the profits from the concert in Thailand to the Thai Red Cross.

2PM will continue their Asian concert tour in Nanjing on February and in Hong Kong on March 10.

Source: KBS World

[Photo] ‘Introduction to Architecture’ reveals main poster ft. Uhm Tae Woong, Han Ga In, Lee Je Hoon, and miss A’s Suzy

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 03:48 AM PST

The main poster for the new movie 'Introduction to Architecture' has been revealed. The poster features the 4 protagonists, Uhm Tae Woong, Han Ga In, Lee Je Hoon, and miss A's Suzy along with the caption that reads, "We were all someone's first love."

"Introduction to Architecture", helmed by Lee Yong Joo, is a love story between architect Seung Min (Uhm Tae Woong) and client Seo Yeon (Han Ga In). Years before, they met in college and fell in love. Fast forward to the present, they meet again when she visits his office as a client. Suzy and Le Je Hoon play the student counterparts of Han Ga In and Uhm Tae Woong.

The movie will hit the big screen nationwide starting March 22.

[Videos] SHINee unveiled BTS videos for Maypole!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 03:43 AM PST

Check out the BTS videos of SHINee's new Maypole CF!

[News] K.Will dumps 20,000 copies of his new album

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 03:37 AM PST

Singer K.Will, who recently made his comeback with his new neo-ballad "I Need You", has encountered a major speed bump as 20,000 copies of his album will be discarded. His third mini-album is not available at record shops at the moment, making fans grumbled about it.

According to his agency, "We discovered a problem in the album's mastering but only found out about the issue after the albums had been manufactured, forcing them to have to get rid of 20,000 copies."

"We made every effort in the process of mastering the album before the released because it's been a year since the last album release. We apologize for the delay due to the problem with the production. The new album can be purchased starting from the coming 20th."

K.Will has kicked off his comeback performances on weekly music programs. "I Need You", the title track from his newest EP of the same title, has been garnering attention with its dramatic music video which features SISTAR's Bora and actor Ji Chang Wook.


[News] Song Joong Ki as new face of Seoul Milk

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 03:19 AM PST

Actor Song Joong Ki has been selected as the new model for Seoul Milk.

According to Seoul Milk's representative, "Song Joong Ki has been appointed as the new model of Seoul Milk to highlight the usefulness of the brand's milk production date tags. He fits in with that image because he has a fresh image himself, and also viewers trust him because he tries his best in every new project."

In the past, Lee Seung Gi, Cha Doori, and Lee Moon Sae have been models for Seoul Milk.

In related news, Song Joong Ki also been chosen as the newest model for Coca-cola beverage "Sprite". Currently, the actor is filming for his new movie "Teenage Werewolf."