Friday, March 23, 2012

"[News] Close Friendship between Lee Joon & Onew garners attention" plus 24 more

"[News] Close Friendship between Lee Joon & Onew garners attention" plus 24 more

[News] Close Friendship between Lee Joon & Onew garners attention

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 11:52 AM PDT

We all know that idols are very close with one another, but it looks like the friendship of MBLAQ's Lee Joon and SHINee's Onew is really close although they are of a different group.

Previously, Onew and Lee Joon not only mentioned each other on radio programmes, interviews, eat together often and also attended activities of each other such as concert, showing their close friendship.

In the recent M!Countdown programme, Onew and Lee Joon's close bond once again surfaces.
As the MCs of M!Countdown, Lee Joon and Mir congratulated SHINee members for their comeback. Lee Joon was seen giving a rose to Onew and this made many fans jealous, saying "how i wish i am Onew, so Lee Joon would give me a rose", "wow Joon & Onew is really close, i ship them!"
There were also fanaccounts saying that during the introduction of SHINee during the rehearsals, Lee Joon was excited like a fanboy and shouted "Onewww~~" and paid attention to their performance.

Are you jealous of their friendship?

Credits: TV Daily
Written by: vannie@dkpopnews

[Video] Holyland reveals 2 teasers feat Dongho of U-Kiss

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 11:39 AM PDT

After hearing that member U-Kiss Dongho would be participating in the movie Holyland, the anticipation of it becomes higher.

Today, 2 teasers of Holyland was revealed and it gives a further detail of what the movie is about. You could also see Dongho's great acting ability.

Credits: Thesuperactiontv on YT

[Trans] Kim Jaejoong talked About Acting and Music Production!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:55 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong was featured on a Chinese magazine ("娱乐无限 04 期") and the article about him has been translated. He talked about acting and music production. Read the translation below.

About Acting
When I challenged myself to acting, I thought it would be fine as long as I did not act like a singer. However, with the increase of acting practices, I gained confidence and also discovered the fascination of acting. Being a singer for a long time, you get known by people but since I have started acting, I realized that more and more people started to like me and in turn began to approach JYJ. I consider it quite lucky when we can have our fan base expanded through acting. I started acting TV drama without having the awareness of being an actor. I hope that people can see how I mature through my next work.

About Music Production
I write songs depending on the different moods I have each day, which results in the variety of music genres I compose. At present, I want to continue composing like crazy. Recently, I frequented the recording studio at Sam-Sung Dong and the practice room at Yeok-Sam Dong. I feel blissful surrounded by music there. We challenged ourselves to a lot of things during this period. I realized that what we have grown the most are our heart and mind. We, who had been unable to handle small things before, have matured.

Translated By:Mandragore of JYJ3

[Trans] Crown Prince and His Courtiers’ Comedic Interpretations of ‘Omurice’, Highest Rating Received For That Instant!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:41 AM PDT

JYJ's Park Yoochun who is acting as a crown prince on a drama Rooftop Prince made an hilarious scene and made the rating of the drama to increase.

In the second episode of Rooftop Prince, shedding their previous images, Park Yoochun and his gang acted out a hilarious scene, which would threaten their opponents' works. The four of them, who were starved, expressed their joy of 'the delicious omurice that I have tasted for the first time in my life', and of 'the very first pleasure I feel since I've appeared here'. For that instant in this episode, the drama received a peak rating of 13.5% (AGB Seoul). The hilarious crown prince is attracting the audience's attentions and receiving positive reactions for his acting skills.

Source: Nate
Korean to Chinese Translation: 暖日呀呀Weibo
Chinese to English Translation: mandragore of JYJ3

[News] Photographer Leslie Kee planning a "Super" photo shoot with Big Bang!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Photographer Leslie Kee, whose clients include Hollywood celebrities and magazines like Rolling Stone, Vogue Nippon and Harper's Bazaar Japan, is reported to have worked with BIGBANG for Japanese magazine, Josei Jishin. The next issue of Josei Jishin, out on the 27th, will feature BIGBANG on the cover and 7 color print photographs all shot by Kee.
In addition to the magazine shoot, Kee posted an update on his Twitter that there are plans of a "SUPER BIGBANG" photo shoot, just like his collaborations with Lady Gaga, Jin Akanishi and Ayu.
Here's a link to Leslie Kee's portfolio for those who are curious about his works.

Sources: @DJTaba, @lesliekeesuper, @teamBB//bbupdates

[NEWS] Gaon Chart Rankings

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:27 AM PDT

For the week of March 11th to March 17th:

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking
3. Fantastic Baby
5. Blue
7. Bad Boy
12. Love Dust
21. Ain't No Fun
30. Wings (Daesung's Solo)
64. Intro (Alive)

Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking
4. Alive

Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States. Check full rankings here.


[NEWS] Big Bang has returned -- bigger and better

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:27 AM PDT

After experiencing hardships, Big Bang has returned - bigger and better.

Big Bang marked its return after a year on February 29 with the release of its new mini album Alive. After becoming one of the leaders of the Hallyu last year, a series of setbacks from Daesung's car accident to G-Dragon's marijuana scandal put a halt to the group's activities and brought the group's existence into danger.

But returning as a much more mature group, Big Bang made all its tracks off of the new mini album title tracks and found success on the music charts and even ended up on America's Grammy Awards homepage and on Billboard to prove it was Korea's representative idol group.

In addition, actress Han Ga In even took time out of her busy shooting schedule for MBC's The Sun and the Moon to attend Big Bang's concert recently, while Shinhwa, who is preparing for its impending comeback, selected Big Bang as the most eye-catching among idol groups.

Enews decided to examine the merits of Big Bang who has not only captivated regular people but friends, seniors and juniors in the entertainment world.

I Am

G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri form the five member Big Bang. The five were different from the start. Even before the group's debut, they introduced themselves to the public through the tvN show Big Bang The Beginning.

Big Bang The Beginning was a document program that aired in 2006 to explosive popularity showcasing the group's formation from its training days. Also drawing attention was member Jang Hyun Seung who was eliminated from the group, right before its debut, who then went on to join the group B2ST at Cube Entertainment.

From its 2006 debut onwards, the group sought to set itself apart from others by self-producing and met earned huge success through Lie off its first mini album and Last Goodbye from its second album. Afterwards, Haru Haru, Red Sunset and Tonight all became big hits as well.

Leader G-Dragon especially made a name for himself as not just an idol singer but a singer-songwriter penning tracks like This Love, Lie, Last Goodbye and more. In addition, each member's unique color allowed them to find success through dramas, movies musicals and variety programs as well as solo and sub-unit groups such as GD&TOP.


Big Bang's merits draws not only from leader G-Dragon's singer-songwriter status but also each member's unique and developing colors. While many idol groups are strong as a team, it's not as common to see individual members produce the same results on their own, but this is not the case for Big Bang, as all its members have seen tremendous success.

T.O.P. transformed into an actor for the movie Into the Fire and the drama Iris and even received a rookie actor award while Daesung found success through the SBS variety program Family Outing and Night by Night. Seungri also had a stint as host for MBC's Show! MusicCore.

Big Bang wields tremendous influence not just in music but in fashion as well and has emerged as cultural icons. While most other artists relies on their fashion coordinators to create their own style, Big Bang is at the forefront of the fashion trend, creating their own style and merits.


Though Big Bang had its series of ups and downs, Daesung's car accident and G-Dragon's marijuana incident brought the group into its most dangerous period.

After much time had passed, some of the members appeared on SBS' Healing Camp to discuss these incidents and shared, "If it was not for this recent crisis, Big Bang may have disbanded," as the members revealed the group had lost focus after five years and it was through this crisis the group turned itself around, learned more about their own selves and became a closer unit.

In the end the big crisis turned out to be the strength and energy for Big Bang to leap to new heights.

After releasing their new mini album Alive on February 29, the group held a series of successful concerts in Seoul in front of some 40,000 fans. They will release an album in Japan on March 28 and tour five cities in Japan in May through June and afterwards move on to perform 25 concerts in 16 different countries for its 2012 Big Show- Alive. For Big Bang who even made it onto the homepage of the Grammys and Billboard, people are looking to see what new heights Big Bang will reach.

By Park HyunMin (@happygato)
Translation credit: Stewart Ho


[PHOTO/NEWS] Big Bang backstage with B1A4

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:24 AM PDT

On the March 23 broadcast of B1A4's Sesame Seed Player in Mnet's Wide Entertainment News, the members of B1A4 tried their hand at becoming literal 'sweet guys'.

The B1A4 members attended a cooking class for the broadcast aiming to become lovable men. They were then given a mission to bake sweet cookies and cupcakes to present to their seniors and juniors.

B1A4's Baro chose to give his own 'cupcakes of love' to miss A's Min, saying he wanted to thank her for her help with B1A4's first studio album.

B1A4 will also be shown presenting their cupcakes to Big Bang and 2PM.

Source:, Cap from @2seunghyun
via omonatheydidnt

[News] ‘Rooftop Prince’ Park Yoochun wears tracksuit and degrades to a worker!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:16 AM PDT

Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) wore a red tracksuit.
SBS's 'Rooftop Prince' that was broadcast on Mar. 22 depicted Crown Prince Lee Gak and his three courtiers (Lee Minho, Choi Woo Shik, Jung Suk Won) as Park Ha (Han Jimin)'s workers.
On that day's broadcast, Lee Gak and his three courtiers damaged the television and the boiled-rice container among other objects while Park Ha was away for a short time. In the end, they were at the verge of setting a fire.
Park Ha, who returned home, put out the fire using a fire extinguisher and made Lee Gak and his three courtiers wear tracksuits and work to pay for the cost of the damaged items.
Meanwhile, on that day's broadcast, Lee Gak saw the crown princess from the past Joseon Dynasty, Sae Na (Jung Yoo Mi) and experienced a shock.

Source: Nate
Translated By: Shermin of JYJ3

[News] SHINee’s New Mini Album ‘Sherlock’ Ranked 1st on Album Charts as well!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 08:03 AM PDT

SHINee's New Mini Album 'Sherlock' Ranked 1st on Album Charts as well!
SHINee, who made a comeback with the mini album 'Sherlock,' has also been sweeping the album charts following the music charts.
SHINee proved their explosive popularity by ranking 1st both on real-time and daily charts of count charts for album sales including Hanteo Chart, Hot Tracks, etc. with their mini album 'Sherlock.'
Especially, the album contains a total of 7songs including the title song 'Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note),' 'honesty' written by Jonghyun for fans, 'The Reason' featuring impressive guitar solo and string session and '낯선자' which is the theme song of Korean-Chinese-Japanese Drama 'Stranger 6.'
Also, SHINee performed 'Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)' and '낯선자' on Mnet 'M Countdown' on the 22nd and drew the attention of music fans with their new music and splendid performance.
Moreover, the only dance version of 'Sherlock•셜록 (Clue + Note)' video was released through the official website, YouTube SMTOWN, facebook SMTOWN and various music websites today.
Meanwhile, SHINee will present the comeback stage on KBS 'Music Bank' on the 23rd, MBC 'Show! Music Core' on the 24th and SBS 'Inkigayo' on the 25th.


[Video] Lee Minho unveiled new Semir CF!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 07:57 AM PDT

Check out Lee Minho's latest CF for Semir!

[Video] Old practice video of Se7en, G-Dragon and Taeyang revealed

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 07:45 AM PDT

YG Entertainment's biggest male stars are currently making headlines after their old video surfaced online.

On March 22, an old video titled "Se7en, Kwon Jiyong (G-Dragon's real name), Dong Youngbae's (Taeyang's real name) Past Dance Practice Video) has been posted on an online community board and created a stir among netizens.

In the video, Big Bang's G-Dragon and Taeyang along singer Se7en are seen having their dance rehearsal to the tune of a slow R&B song.

Credit: bigbangupdates

[News] Park Jin Young promised to make miss A's Min into Beyonce

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 07:33 AM PDT

miss A's Min shared a story about her dreams of becoming like Beyonce.

On the March 22 episode of Mnet's "The Beatles Code 2", miss A was one of the featured guests and member Min shared on her reasons for first joining JYPE as a trainee.

MC Jang Dong Min asked, "How old were you when you started?" and Min revealed, "I was in 5th grade. I came over from the United States because Park Jin Young teacher told me that he will make me like Beyonce."

Upon hearing this, MC Shindong teased Min by saying, "Park Jin Young said to the 5th grader Min 'I'll turn you into Beyonce.'"

[News] Jang Geun Suk to release 1st full-length Japanese album on May

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 07:20 AM PDT

Just in time with the released of his collaboration album with Big Brother in Japan, Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk has announced to release his first full-length Japanese album in May.

According to his agency, YTree Media on March 23, Jang Geun Suk will release his studio album titled "Just Crazy" on May 23. His album, to be released in three different edition, will be composed of 11 tracks including title track "Crazy Crazy Crazy", "Let Me Cry" "Bye Bye Bye" and "Rain."

A teaser poster featuring Jang Geun Suk, which will be included in his upcoming album, has been unveiled as well. The poster shows Jang Geun Suk caught in chains and is looking into the camera with a sexy stare.

Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk and Big Brother's mini album "Lounge H the First Impression" hit Japan on March 21. The album recently ranked #1 in pre-orders charts, proving that he has been recognized for his singing talent.

[News] miss A releases Chinese version of "Touch" in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 07:08 AM PDT

Girl group miss A has made their entrance in the Chinese market yet again with the special edition of their latest chart-topping album "Touch".

According to the group's agency, JYP Entertainment, miss A released a special edition of "Touch" in Taiwan and Hong Kong on March 23. Featuring the original tracklist as the Korean version, the album also includes a Chinese version of their latest hit single, "Touch" and a bonus DVD containing music videos for both versions.

This marks miss A's second album to be released in Greater China region following the release of the "Taiwan Special Edition" of the group's previous album "A Class" which was release on October 2011.

miss A commented, "We're very happy that we are now able to present our songs in Chinese to our fans in Greater China region. We hope we would have many chances to meet with the local fans in person in near future."

[News] Lee Min Jung looks topless in television

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 06:55 AM PDT

A recent photo of Lee Min Jung playing a guitar is currently making headlines online as the actress suprised the viewers, appearing to be nude.

On a recent episode of MBC's Section TV Entertainment Relay actress Lee Min Jung gave a short interview. Dressed in a strapless dress, Lee Min Jung gave an impromptu guitar performance of the song she performed in the movie "Wonderful Radio."

Unfortunately when Lee Min Jung held up the guitar, it managed to cover up her dress revealing only her legs, collar bone, shoulders and face. Viewers were given the illusion of Lee Min Jung naked in the television.

Netizens commented, "Wow, this is too funny", "I was so surprised when I saw her on TV" and "This is definitely not suitable for minors."

[Photo] Shinhwa releases official photo for "Shinhwa Broadcast"

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 06:43 AM PDT

Marking their comeback, the longest-running idol group, Shinhwa launched their first exclusive variety program, "Shinhwa Broadcast" on the general service channel jTBC.

On March 23rd, jTBC released official still photos for "Shinhwa Broadcast". The members look suave in the group photo, donning sleek black suits but then transform into ordinary gentlemen, donning casual and comfortable shirts and working boots.

"Shinhwa Broadcast" aired its first episode on March 17th, where Shinhwa members transformed into superheroes and were given the mission to rescue the President's daughter.

The variety program will air every week with the theme changes for each episode.

[News] JYJ Jaejoong causes fans to worry over depressed tweets

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 06:31 AM PDT

A recent tweets from JYJ's Kim Jaejoong have raised some concerns amongst his fans.

On March 23, Jaejoong tweeted, "I thought I was the strongest, but I feel like I am so small looking at myself breaking endlessly, ashamed of myself, and I feel sorry for many of you who support me.."

"I thought of tens of thousands of things while looking back at myself. Even though there's a saying 'Youth, It's painful' but I think it would be good to be in pain a bit more for a while", he added.

His message is all the more concerning as it came on the same day after Junsu tweeted, "I Am Sick" with a photo of himself looking thin and pale.

JYJ, especially Jaejoong has been dealing a lot of sasaeng fan controversy over the month. The members were being accused of hitting and swearing at their fans, which was followed up by the sudden death of Yoochun's father.

Credits: jyj3

[News] Super Junior's Leeteuk expresses his admiration to Shinhwa

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 06:19 AM PDT

Super Junior's Leeteuk showed his respect for his former SM Entertainment senior, Shinhwa.

On March 23, Leeteuk tweeted, "Shinhwa hyungnim! ^^ You guys are so awesome. We will also care for our members and love them! Please be ready! Super Junior is working hard to follow after you!^^"

Shinhwa, who officially made comeback today with 10th album "The Return", has been sharing its memories, hardships and joys for past fourteen years. Although Super Junior hasn't been around as long, they have also bypassed the critical five year period without breaking up with their close friendship.

Netizens encouraged Leeteuk by saying, "We hope Super Junior will also go as long as Shinhwa", "We will cheer you on!" and "Hope you will become like Shinhwa."

[News] Jang Woo Hyuk's "Secret Angel" sets a record in China

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 06:07 AM PDT

Jang Woo Hyuk's new drama "Secret Angel" is making a big wave in China!

According to Jang Woo Hyuk's agency on March 23rd, "The first episode of Jang Woo Hyuk's drama 'Secret Angel' reached 1.2 million viewers, setting a record."

"Secret Angel" aired its pilot episode on March 21. The ten-part series will continue its weekly broadcast around 27 main cities through major TV networks and Chinese portal website

Jang Woo Hyuk stated, "Only in a big country like China would the drama be watched by 1.2 million viewers. I hope many viewers enjoy the drama as much as I enjoyed filming it."

He also expressed his appreciation to the director, staff, Kim So Eun, Chen Xiang, Girls Day's Yura, and all the other actors who have worked very hard with him.

[News] Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra" featured in French movie

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 05:55 AM PDT

The Hallyu wave made its way across Europe and even reached the big screen!

The Brown Eyed Girls' hit song "Abracadabra" was featured in the French comedy movie "Les Tuche" last year, but has belatedly been receiving attention in Korea.

"Abracadabra" appears in a club scene for the movie. The two main characters are at a club while the song plays in the background. The main character hands the DJ a CD and asks him to change the song.

"Les Tuche" is about a family whose lifestyle changes after winning the lottery.

A representative of the girls' agency, Nega Network, stated, "An official request was sent in to use the song as a background music for the movie so we gave them approval. At the time, the Brown Eyed Girls members were very intrigued at the thought of 'Abracadabra' appearing in a movie."

[News] JYJ Junsu's tweet worries fans

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 05:42 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu recently updated his personal Twitter with a photo which raised some concerns amongst his fans.

On March 22nd, Junsu tweeted "I Am Sick." He also attached a photo of himself looking thin and pale.

JYJ has been dealing a lot of sasaeng fan controversy over the month. The members were being accused of hitting and swearing at their fans. In addition, fellow member Park Yoochun's father passed away recently, making his heart breaks as well.

Netizens sent out their support saying, "Don't be sick," "It's so sad to see him losing weight", "Get better soon" and "Sasaeng fans, are you guys watching?"

[Picture] 2AM poses with their Music Bank trophy!

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 05:32 AM PDT

Music Bank official Twitter shared a new photo on Twitter.

The boys of 2AM won their first ever Music Bank first place on the show aired earlier today.

The boys posed happily at the backstage with their newly won trophy,congratulation to 2AM again!

[News] Super Junior's Eunhyuk to appear on "Birth Of A Star 2"

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 05:29 AM PDT

Super Junior's Eunhyuk will be appearing as a special MC for MBC "Birth Of A Star 2."

On March 23, a staff from the show announced, "Eunhyuk has been chosen to help Park Mi Sun as the other MC for one day. We picked him based on his good sense of humor and witty demeanor that he developed over his long experience as a DJ and assistant MC."

Eunhyuk will join as an MC for the Top 3 episode, and show off his variety skills. His job will be to interview fans in the audience and provide coverage of the overall atmosphere of the live recording studio during the March 23 episode.

[News] EXO to finally debut with showcases in Korea and China

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 05:17 AM PDT

After teasing fans for the past months, and releasing two prologue singles "What Is Love" and "History", SM Entertainment's latest idol groups EXO-K and EXO-M will finally make their debut through large-scale showcases in Korea and China.

According to SM Entertainment on March 23, EXO-K and EXO-M will hold showcases together in Seoul and Beijing, each at Olympic Hall in Seoul's Olympic Park on March 31 and Beijing's University of International Business and Economics in China on April 1.

The Seoul showcase is particularly meaningful because it marks the 100th day anniversary of the group's online promotions, which focused heavily on video teasers.

The 12-member group were divided into two teams, EXO-K and EXO-M. EXO-K, which "K" stands for Korean, will be pursuing their activities in Korea with Korean version of the song "History", while EXO-M, in which "M" stands for Mandarin, will be promoting in mainland China with Chinese version of the song.

The unit EXO-K will be comprised of members Su Ho, Baek Hyun, Chan Yeol, D.O., Kai and Se Hun while members Xiu Min, Lu Han, Kris, Lay, Chen and Tao will make up EXO-M.