Monday, February 13, 2012

"[Twitter] Park Chanjong tweeted about JYJ!" plus 24 more

"[Twitter] Park Chanjong tweeted about JYJ!" plus 24 more

[Twitter] Park Chanjong tweeted about JYJ!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:55 AM PST

On February 12th, Attorney Park Chanjong tweeted again about Korean group JYJ.

Read the english translation of his tweet below.

[TRANS] JYJ's documentary 'The Day"'which is scheduled to be shown in 20 CGV theatres on Feb. 9 has fallen through. Fans' desire to see JYJ has been dashed. JYJ expressed that they know they cannot sing after separating from SM and they are happy even though they can only perform on overseas stages.. JYJ should be freed.
Source: @parkchanjong
Translation by: Shermin of JYJ3

[Video] EXID unveiled 2nd Whoz That Girl teaser!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:44 AM PST

Shinsadong Tiger's female group EXID unveiled the 2nd teaser of their debut song Whoz That Girl,check out the video below!

[Info] SM to release SHINee's "The First" in Korean edition!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:42 AM PST

SHINee's company, SM to release SHINee's "The First" in Korean edition.

The information has been revealed.

Check it out below.

Price : 19900 Won

Release Date : February,29th 2012

Track List :

5.To Your Heart
6.Always Love
7.Replay -君のは僕 Everything
9. Love Like Oxygen 
11.The SHINee World 


Price : 14500 Won
Release Date : February,29th 2012

Track List :
5.To Your Heart 
6.Always Love
7.Replay -君のは僕 Everything
9.Love Like Oxygen 
11.The SHINee World 
13.Stranger [Bonus Track]

note : it's not korean version of the song, but korean version of the album production. The song will be still in Japanese.

Source :
Source Finder & screen caps: nikitz
Credits : SFI 

[Info] SHINee's Performance List for 'The First Japan Arena Tour"!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:29 AM PST

The performance list for SHINee's First Japan Arena Tour has been revealed.

Check it out below.

- April, 25th Fukuoka Marine Messe , Fukuoka
- April, 29th Sekisui Heim Ice Arena , Hokkaido
- May, 3rd NGK Insulators Hall, Nagoya
- May, 4th NGK Insulators Hall, Nagoya
- May, 8th Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
- May, 9th Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
- May, 12th Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe
- May, 13th Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe
- May, 30th The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
- May, 31th The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
- June, 2nd The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
- June, 3rd The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
- June, 30th Hiroshima Green Arena, Hirosima
- July, 1st Hiroshima Green Arena, Hirosima
added 6 Performance Dates
- May, 5th NGK Insulators Hall, Nagoya
- May, 10th Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
- May, 26th Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
- May, 27th Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
- June, 23rd The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
- June, 24th The First Gymnasium National Yoyogi Stadium, Tokyo
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[Photos] JB hugs Jiyeon!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:28 AM PST

T-ara's maknae Jiyeon is one of the main casts of Dream High 2.

JB, Jiyeon's co-star on Dream High 2 hugs Jiyeon during the filming of the drama.

Check out their pictures below.

Don't they look good together? What do you think?

Do you ship the two or not?

Source: tiaradiadem
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[Photos] B1A4's Valentines Card for BANAs!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 07:14 AM PST

Rookie group B1A4 greets their supportive fans a Happy Valentines Day.

Check out their pictures below.

Hope everyone's Valentines will be sweet and cheesy.

Source: 구루미 (
Reupload Credits: skipfire @

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[News] Han Ga-in and miss A's Suzy play one role through "An Introduction to Architecture"

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 06:45 AM PST

Actress Han Ga-in and miss A member Suzy are attempting at playing out the same role at once as 'first love icons' through the movie "An Introduction to Architecture".

Han Ga-in, who is currently active in movie and dramas, and Suzy will take on the present and past roles of Seo-hyeon from the movie. While one displays the innocence of a 20-year-old, the other will show the maturity of a sophisticated 30-year-old.

Seo-yeon, played by Han Ga-in is an elegant and sophisticated woman. She finds Seung-min 15 years after they met for the first time when they were 20 years old in Introduction to Theory class and asks him to build her a house. The memories of first love and the new feelings that occur while she goes through the process of building her house with him is portrayed very delicately. Han Ga-in mentioned that she was very passionate about this movie for the first time in 7 years.

Suzy will play the honest and bold Seo-hyeon when she was 20 years old. She is a music student from Jeju Island with long straight hair. Suzy once mentioned that the kiss scene with younger Seung-min, Lee Je-hoon was the most memorable.

Meanwhile, the movie "An Introduction to Architecture" will hit the theater in March.

Source: Hancinema

[News] SHINee adds six more dates to their Japanese tour

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 06:25 AM PST

During the commemorative event for the successful release of their first Japan album "The First" back on December 2011, SHINee has announced that they will set off on their first nationwide tour in Japan starting April. Although the tour is yet to begin, the group have added six additional dates to its tour lineup due to the amazing demand for tickets previously exhibited by hopeful attendees.

Originally set to embark on a 14 performance tour hitting 7 locations around Japan, SHINee added six more dates to their "THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR 'SHINee WORLD 2012'". The group added one more show in Nagoya, three more shows in Osaka and 2 extra shows in Tokyo.

It has been also revealed that members of SHINee's Japanese fansite are granted priority booking. The application period will run from Monday, February 13th at 6:00 PM to Thursday, February 16th at 3:00 PM. For more details, check SHINee's fansite.

Check the full list of the tour below: [Additional dates have been highlighted]

4/25 : Fukuoka Convention Center (Fukuoka)
4/29 : Makomanai Indoor Stadium (Sapporo)
5/03 : Nippon Gaishi Hall Nagoya (Nagoya)
5/04 : Nippon Gaishi Hall Nagoya (Nagoya)
5/05 : Nippon Gaishi Hall Nagoya (Nagoya)
5/08 : Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)
5/09 : Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)
5/10 : Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)
5/12 : Kobe World Memorial Hall (Kobe)
5/13 : Kobe World Memorial Hall (Kobe)
5/26 : Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)
5/27 : Osaka Castle Hall (Osaka)
5/30 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
5/31 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
6/02 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
6/03 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
6/23 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
6/24 : Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Tokyo)
6/30 : Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)
7/01 : Hiroshima Green Arena (Hiroshima)


[Video] Boyfriend unveiled BTS video for Vogue Girl!

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 06:07 AM PST

Check out the BTS video of Boyfriend for Vogue Girl!

[News] Han Chae Ah cast as female lead in ‘Bride Mask’

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 05:57 AM PST

Actress Han Chae Ah has been cast as the lead female role in the KBS drama "Bride Mask." The star's agency confirmed on February 13 that Han will play the role of Chae Hong-joo, who is a singer, gambler and spy. In the television show, Chae will try her best to win over her love interest Lee Kang-to, played by Joo Won.

"Han is usually associated with sexy and friendly female roles," the agency said. "However in this piece, the audience will see a new side of her that is full of fatal attraction."

Actor Shin Hyun-joon will also make a guest appearance on the program as the brother of Lee Kang-to.

The drama is set during Japan's colonial rule of Korea and is based on a heroic figure who wears a kaksital, the mask of the bride character in traditional mask dances. It will air beginning in May on KBS.

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[News/Video] Evan to release a new EP + MV teaser revealed

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 05:35 AM PST

Singer Evan (Yoo Hosuk) announced that he will release a new EP album on February 14. The album will comprise six tracks and the title track of the album is entitled "Trying Not to Remember." The piece is a ballad accompanied by a piano recital and was co-produced by Evan and Kim Wan-soo.

On Feb.13, just one day before the album's release, Evan uploaded a teaser for the song "Trying Not to Remember" on his official YouTube Web page. In the film clip, fans can catch a glimpse of Evan's soulful voice and acting skills – he even sheds a tear.

Evan made his debut in 2007 with the album "Hard to Breathe." Since then he released his second album "Pain Reliever" in 2008 and third album "Anew" in 2010.

The 28-year old singer is a former member of boy band Click-B from the late '90s. The band made its debut in 1999 with a self-titled album; some of their hit songs were "One" and "Alone."

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[News] JYJ's Junsu praised for his performance in "Elizabeth" musical

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 05:22 AM PST

According to C-jes Entertainment on the 13th, JYJ's Junsu, who has successfully finished his first performance in the musical "Elisabeth", has been showered with praises by experts for his performance as "Death".

At the premiere performance, Junsu appeared in an alluring and fierce look and captivated the audience as he perfectly performed "Der Letzte Tanz" (The Last Dance) and "The Shadow Has Grown Big Today" with his distinctive husky voice and beautifully described his dark and dreamy character.

Music director Kim Moon Jung said, "Junsu's husky voice helped make his character Death more mysterious and sexy. I think he has finally grown up as a genuine musical actor who knows how to interact with other actors and audiences. He's genius that he could have such a great performance at the premiere performance."

Composer Sylvester Levay said, "Junsu performed with various different charismatic looks. Sometimes he was scary, sometimes he was dark, and sometimes he was like a beast, following around Elisabeth. Junsu's performance was so perfect and satisfying."

The musical "Elizabeth", which was helmed by Robert Johanson, tells the life and death story of Empress consort of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Franz Joseph I. The musical has been produced by various countries including Vienna, Tokyo, Berlin and more. Junsu takes on the role of "Death" who falls in love with Elizabeth, a woman longing for freedom by destiny.


[Me2day] 2NE1's Dara to release new CF on March 1

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 05:05 AM PST

2NE1 member Dara teased her fans for the new CF campaign, to be released next month!

On February 13th, Dara updated her me2day account saying, "Wassup?!? This is a picture that was put on YG Family Application~! ^_^ Kya~! It's shiny, right? What do you think I've written on the Kiss Note..? What is its real purpose +.+ Is this related to the poster which I was hiding the last time? Kya.. For sure, this would help put you in the mood of love, as it really fits this spring's Valentine Season|+.+ Ppyong~".

She added, "Would be made public on March 1! Ppabam! This would be a different CF compared to the past! A new format! Look forward to it~!"

Along the message is a photo (shown above) taken from the YG Family smartphone application. In the her update, she somewhat hinted fans that the poster, which she was hiding the last time (shown below), might be related to her upcoming CF.

Are you excited for Dara's next CF?

Source: Dara's me2day
Trans: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[News] Gag Concert performs in Dubai

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:53 AM PST

Four comedians of the "Babbling Comedy" segment from the KBS show "Gag Concert" have recently performed for audiences in Dubai.

Visiting professor Seo Kyung-duk from Sungshin Women's University, who is overseeing the marketing efforts for the quartet, said on Feb. 13 that the four members of the group, Cho Su-won, Chae Kyung-sun, Cho Jun-woo and Choi Ki-seob, have been performing at the Dubai Shopping Festival since January.

"The comedians performed more than 15 free performances at the festival in Dubai. The members were invited by the event's organizers and each performance was to a full house," said Seo.

Cho Su-won, the leader of the group said that he was surprised at how well the show was received by the Middle-Eastern audience. "It just goes to show that English is not the official language of the world, but laughter is," said Cho.

The four men from the KBS comedy program had previously performed at the Edinburgh International festival in Scotland in 2010 and 2011. The "Babbling Comedy" show will also tour China in April, India in May and the United States in July of this year.

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[News]Berlin Media is Wild about BEAST

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:40 AM PST

Idol group BEAST, who kicked off a successful "Beautiful Show in Berlin" concert, has received a warm welcome from Berlin media and introduced by one of the nation's top newspaper, the Berliner Zeitung.

Berliner Zeitung published a special report on February 11th, one day before the concert, writing, "No longer just a producer of automobiles and machinery, South Korea can now boast K-pop as one of its biggest exports. BEAST has come to Germany to show the potential of the Korean Wave."

Pointing to BEAST's music, style, performances and the members' appearances on dramas and variety shows, the daily wrote, "K-Pop is music you can dance along to and enjoy. Currently, BEAST's songs are some of the most popular songs sung by German youth at karaoke. The band's style is something that German teenagers look up to."

K-pop groups like BEAST are now leading the way for other musicians around the world, the article argued. Bill Kaulitz from German boy band Tokio Hotel was listed as one of the European entertainers influenced by BEAST.

German daily Morgenpost previously reported on the group's stand-alone concert in Germany, stating "It didn't even take 30 minutes for 600 concert tickets to sell out" and describing the feat that not even German pop stars have accomplished as 'exceptional'.

Meanwhile, BEAST will head to Shanghai, China for the third stop of their tour on February 25. The group will then take their show to Spain, United States, Japan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.


[News] Hong Kyung In ties the knot

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:25 AM PST

Actor Hong Kyung In married his long-term girlfriend on February 12th at a ceremony attended by friends, families and fellow entertainers in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul. The 36-year-old actor held a press conference prior to his wedding where he talked about his feelings on marriage after dating his girlfriend, who is six years his senior, for eight years. Hong told the assembled media that he was feeling nervous but the fact that he was getting married had yet to hit him. "It's probably because we've been dating for such a long time. Still it's nice to think that now I can officially say that I am with her," said the entertainer.

Hong didn't shy away from telling the public how he felt about his bride. "She's so lovely and more beautiful that anyone else in the whole world. I don't care if you call me a love fool, but that's how I feel," Hong said.

When asked how he felt about the age gap Hong replied, "People assume that just because she's older that she would be mature and be my boss. In fact, the opposite is true. As well as looking young, my bride is also very naïve and so I feel like the more responsible one. I don't feel the age gap between us at all."

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[News] Shindong's girlfriend sends encouraging message

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:13 AM PST

Super Junior Shindong's long-time girlfriend, Nari, has sent him a banner with encouraging message.

On February 13, Shindong tweeted a photo with the comment, "Nari, even though many people are writing funny comments on wreaths, isn't it too harsh? HA break up???? No way! I'll do my best...ㅠㅠ"

In the photo, Shindong is making a surprised face while standing next to a wreath that his girlfriend sent which reads, "Shindong's girlfriend Nari. If you rise, marriage…if you fall, a break up.".

Netizens commented, "Your girlfriend is so funny!", "You have got to be successful!" and "When are you going to get married?"

[News] BEAST holds successful concert in Berlin

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 04:01 AM PST

Following their two-day concert in Seoul, BEAST kicked off their successful concert in Berlin, Germany!

On February 12th, BEAST held their 2-hour first exclusive concert in Berlin titled, "Beautiful Show in Berlin", the second leg of the group's "Beautiful Show" world concert tour.

Over 3,000 thousand fans from all over the world gathered to see the concert, despite the 10 degrees below zero temperature. The boys warmed up the night with their hit songs including "Special", "Breath" and "Shock", along with new ballads "I Knew It" and "Living Without You".

Aside from performing their big hits, member Hyunseung was able to perform a solo act and sang "Don't You Mind". While Doojoon, Kikwang and Junhyung all sang "Should I hug or Not".
Doojoon concluded the concert with the remarks, "We're so glad that we had a chance to go on our world tour in Europe. This would be the beginning. We hope that we can visit all our fans' countries."

Meanwhile, BEAST will head to Shanghai, China for the third stop of their tour on February 25. The group will then take their show to Spain, United States, Japan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.


[News] SISTAR's Bora and Ji Chang Wook Dating?

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:45 AM PST

A paparazzi shot of Sistar's Bora and actor Ji Chang Wook together are drawing attention online, as netizens believe it to be proof of a real relationship.

On February 12th, a series of photos of the two stars, titled "Bora-Ji Chang Wook, What's their relationship?" have been uploaded on several online forums. In the photos, Bora and Ji Chang Wook are standing together by a crosswalk, chatting casually and smiling at each other. One could easily assume that they are dating.

However, the photo was actually reported to be taken during the film set for K.Will's "I Need You" music video where Bora and Chang Wook starred in the video as lovers.

Netizens commented, "Bora's uncle fans are having a heartache", "Thought they were really going out", and "A perfect couple. They should just date".


[news] Miss A's Suzy chosen as the new model of teen's Nature cosmetics

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:40 AM PST

Miss A's Suzy has been chosen by the cosmetics brand "TN" or "Teen's Nature" Cosmetics brand and promotional ad's has been revealed and has caught the attention of fans.

Teen Nature's Cosmetics official said that they released a CF to capture the interest of the audience. It was also an effective tool to maximize awareness of the brand and they found Suzy fitting to be the model of their brand.

In the CF and promotional ads, Suzy boasted her natural beauty and youthful charisma.


[news] T-ara's Hyomin led a helping hand to editing SPEED's Lovey Dovey remake mv

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:35 AM PST

T-ara's Hyomin shows off her interest in music video editing with SPEED's Lovey Dovey remake music video.

Recently, SPEED, the male sub unit from the group Co-Ed released their lovey dovey remake music video, and Hyomin had her helping hand at editing the music video. Hyomin who was recently in Paris together with fellow T-ara members still helped in the editing of the music video despite her busy schedule.

It was reported that Hyomin stayed up all night with the music video director and edited the music video in time for it's release.


[News] Jang Woo Hyuk prepares gifts for his staff

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:30 AM PST

Jang Woo Hyuk has prepared surprise gifts to warm up his staff members.

Jang WooHyuk, who is currently filming a Chinese drama, 'My Forgetful Girlfriend' in Beijing, personally prepared winter clothes for his staffs who have been working on the drama with him from early morning till late night in spite of cold weather.

His agency, WH Entertainment official stated, "It feels colder on shooting sites than the actual temperature, and Jang Woo Hyuk was worried that staff members might feel really cold. I hope the staff members will shoot in the remaining days, feeling warmer, and make a better drama."

A staff stated, "I was surprised and touched by Jang Woo Hyuk's gift. It has been difficult filming in the cold but it's good to know that we can stay warm thanks to Jang Woo Hyuk's generosity."


[Video] SPEED releases Version 2 MV for "Lovey Dovey Plus"

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:27 AM PST

In addition to the first music video released earlier, Co-Ed's male sub-unit SPEED has released the version 2 MV for their debut single "Lovey Dovey Plus".

Comprised by male members Yoosung, Taewoon, Sungmin, Kwanghaeng, Inoh, Jongkook, SPEED released a remake of T-ara's hit song "Lovey Dovey" featuring T-ara's Hwayoung and 5dolls' Hyoyoung.

Check the version 2 MV below:

[news] Son Dam Bi to make a comeback this summer 2012

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:25 AM PST

Son Dam Bi will be making a comeback this 2012!

According to Son Dam Bi's agency Pledis Entertainment on the 13th of February, "Son Dam Bi is preparing her new album for her comeback, nothing is finalized and finished yet but we are planning for a comeback this 2012".

The official continued, "The earliest that the album will be finished will be this summer of 2012 and we are working with brave brothers for Son Dam Bi's new songs. There are a lot of new songs and we have not yet decided if she will release a full album, a single or a mini album, however we hope that her fans will anticipate her new music and album".

Son Dam Bi's comeback can still be delayed but she and her agency is aiming for a comeback this Summer of 2012.


[news] SNSD garnered over 230,000 audience for their first Asian Tour

Posted: 13 Feb 2012 03:20 AM PST

SNSD has once again made a new record for garnering the most audience for a concert out of all korean Girl Groups!

SNSD started their first asian tour May 31'st Last year in Japan. They had over 14 concert performances on over 6 cities in Japan and had over 23 concert performances in 11 different cities all over Asia.

They concluded their Asian tour last 12th of February in Thailand and it has been reported that in total, SNSD has garnered over 230,000 audience. According to SM Entertainment, this is the highest number of audience a korean girl group has garnered making them the first ever Korean girl group to have such a huge number of concert audience marking their name in History once again.

On their concert, SNSD performed their hits and other special stages and performed a total of 32 songs. The audience were also excited as they cheered, sung and waved their SNSD light sticks all throughout the concert.

SNSD members confessed, "We could really feel the love from our fans and that makes us really happy. We will never forget this moment and we would like to give our sincere thanks to everyone who made our tour a success".