Saturday, March 24, 2012

"[Pictures] Krystal unveiled new posters for Clean & Clear!" plus 24 more

"[Pictures] Krystal unveiled new posters for Clean & Clear!" plus 24 more


[Pictures] Krystal unveiled new posters for Clean & Clear!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 09:33 AM PDT

 Check out some new photos of f(x)'s maknae Krystal for Clean and Clear!




[Picture] Suzy poses with an extremely huge lollipop!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 08:52 AM PDT

Miss A's Suzy tweeted a new photo!

She is seen posing with an extremely huge lollipop in the photo above.

Like her new selca?

[Video] Nine Muses performed Ticket on Love Request!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 08:19 AM PDT


Check out Nine Muses' performance on Love Request!



[Trans] Jaejin, "It's been a long time"

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 08:00 AM PDT


FT Island member Jaejin posted a message from Japan through his Ameblo.

Translation:

It's Been A Long Time!
Everyone!
How are you?!
I'm fine!
Because the weather in Japan is very good, I've regained energy!
But before coming here, I thought Japan is warm? so I brought light clothes here…
It's cold!!!
Everyone, please take care not to catch a cold!
See all of you at Fuji-Q!!!


Credit: Jaejin's ameblo + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)

[News] Bom's killer heels literally killing her toes

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 07:30 AM PDT


2NE1's Bom stirring attention in one of her recent pictorial wherein her toes are about to sneak out from her high heels.

Bom from fashion magazine pictorial flaunts her long and slim legs. She wears a tube and partnered it with a jacket.

However, with netizens sharp eyes, her toes are getting more attention. It look like about to get off her high heels.

Netizens show their concern, "It hurts, i feel bad.","Her long legs are so slim.,"She must feeling uncomfortable," and so on.

Source: TV Report
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net



On March 28, 2NE1 will release their first official album in Japan, Collection.

[Photo] “Lee Kikwang – Son Dongwoon small heads confirmed!” Caused Laughter!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 06:23 AM PDT




Member of boy group Beast, Yoon DooJoon, revealed a picture with big and small heads of the groups.
On the 20th, Doojoon wrote on his twitter, "Group photo that has been awhile, Dongwoon and Kikwang are small heads" while attaching along a picture which shows the members appearing differently in front of the camera.
In the picture, Doojoon was the nearest to the camera. With his funny and happy expression. Behind him, it follows the order of Jang Hyunseung, Yang Yoseob, Yong Junhyung, Lee Kikwang and Son Dongwoon's faces.
Due to the difference in the distance, those towards the back has "smaller heads" as compared to the those in front, bringing laughter to fans who saw it.
In related news, Beast's Yong JunHyung has released his first solo in February 'Living Without You'

Credits : TV Daily, kor – chi trans by DengDeng BinBin @ 100度_Beast_贴吧 @ weibo, chi – eng trans by @MrsDooB2uty 

[News] JR revealed she likes Kahi the most and wants to receive private dance lessons from her"!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:57 AM PDT




Rookie group NU'EST has done a photoshoot for the magazine April edition of 'Elle Girl' A.

In this photoshoot, the five members: leader JR, Aron, Minhyun, Ren and Baekho have shown a lot of their characteristics and charms.
There are no need for words with NU'EST, they seem to know each other very well and had shown off their perfect teamwork which had received praise from the staff.
In the interview which was followed by the photoshoot, JR chose Kahi as his favorite senior from the same agency and said "She is an amazing leader and I think that she is a great dancer. I want to receive private dance lessons from her.".
Minhyun chose After School's Uee as his favorite senior and added "I would like to be acknowledged in a variety of areas so I want to challenge myself as an actor, MC as well as a singer".
NU'EST also added "We can be a group that promotes around the world and not only in Korea".


Source: TV Daily
Translation Credits: Bunnhye @ Elite-Rebels

[News] JYJ’s Junsu, Musical “Elisabeth” Has Attracted 200,000 People So Far

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:50 AM PDT


JYJ's Junsu has been enjoying much popularity even in musicals.

According to (Junsu's) management agency, C-Jes Entertainment, on 21 March, the 12 performances of "Elisabeth" which Junsu has participated in so far have a cumulative total audience of more than 200,000. "Elisabeth" has ranked number 1 with record high sales due to Junsu's involvement. It can be said that all the musicals that Junsu has participated in have become topics of discussion.

With his 12th "Elisabeth" performance on the afternoon of 21 March, Junsu has attracted more than 200,000 audiences so far, proving his popularity.

In response to his own popularity, Junsu said, "The feeling of working with really outstanding actors and actresses day after day is very fun. I am touched each time during the curtain call, thanks to the audience who applaud us, it gives me strength."

In addition, he also said, "I hope that with the remaining performances of "Elisabeth", the audience will be able to find their own happiness after watching the performances."

Source : [K Star News]

Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[Photos] Se7en pictures from YG Special!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:26 AM PDT

SBS Strong Heart aired YG Special. The guests were from YG Entertainment.

Singer Se7en who is under YGE was also there and the his official pictures from Strong Heart have been unveiled.

Check it out below.












Source: SBS
Shared by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[INT/Trans] YG Talks About YG Family – 2NE1 Cuts

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:25 AM PDT


Interview: YG's Comprehensive Interview – 2NE1 Cuts

- It seems that more and more young people are becoming fans.

People nowadays barely know me as Yang Hyun Suk of Seo Taeji&Boys, they know me as the president of Big Bang and 2NE1. I used to be able to go to Hongdae restaurants peacefully, without anything bother my mind, but now when I go out there, I see a lot of young people looking at me, and it's really a but uncomfortable.

- When 2NE1 is going to advance into the United States.

They would be focusing on the United States and Europe first, since three out of the four members have experienced living in English-speaking countries, this is very favorable for them. After Big Bang's world tour, 2NE1 would concentrate in advancing into Europe and the US, and I'd really want them to start promotions by the end of the year.

- Plans for YG's "pretty girl group" was revealed and has attracted a lot of atttention.

Some people even go so far as to call them "YG version of SNSD." Some even say that "YG never used to put much in store about people's looks, I wonder how this would be seeing as they would be about appearances." But people should understand that it's not about attempting to make a second 2NE1 or a second Big Mama. Of course, this girl group is certainly not something I am familiar with, or is similar with my existing groups. These are not only pretty kids doing well in dancing, but I imagine them to be pretty kids who are going to do well in hip-hop too.

- The reason for appearing in SBS compared to other broadcasting companies.

We and SBS have a common understanding and mutual respect for each other. Actually, we don't look at the broadcasting company, but rather on the directors. For example, PD Park Seong Hun is highly acclaimed, so we worked with Park PD during 2NE1′s comeback stage last year. We want to have a good stage; it was never about wanting to work with one broadcasting station only.

- Watching out for the singers' private lives.

Most people think that Big Bang and 2NE1 are the types to always want to go out and party a lot. But it's not like that. I'd be the first person who'd know that the best. They don't even know a lot of other people and other entertainers. With the recent events, they themselves felt the responsibility of being stars who are constantly being paid attention to. Rather than watch them, I trust them with what they do.

Credits:

Sources: Nate 1, 2, 3
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[Photo] Minzy's art for Dara!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:22 AM PDT


Minzy through her twitter finally revealed her masterpiece for Dara.
She tweeted,


"Finally… Dara!! Darongie is the easiest to draw ^^" and posted the photo she drew with Dara's signature hairstyle!

Really artistic isn't it?

Source: Minzy's twitter
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

[News] Etude’s Web Drama Starring Sandara And SHINee Is “Most Viewed”

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 05:12 AM PDT


Make-up brand Etude House, which aims to spread fun and play through make-up, recently released their new campaign through their YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/etudeblog) and cable TV. A romantic, fantasy web drama, "Kiss Note," starring 2NE1′s Sandara Park and SHINee, was released two weeks ago, and have already garnered more than 150,000 views in YouTube, and has succesfully caught the eye of consumers and netizens alike, based on the hot reactions it has gotten.

Sandara Park and SHINee's four different kinds of kisses that was shown in the video teaser prior to the official start of the campaign, was even able to get a lot of views in YouTube; and when the five-part CF series (released throughout March 5 to March 12), were revealed one by one, all of the videos proudly rose up to the "Most Viewed" and "Featured Videos" lists.

SHINee's Minho, Key, Jonghyun, and Taemin, with the main character, Sandara Park, showed four different feelings of love and different kinds of kisses in the "Kiss Note" web drama. The different kinds of kisses and the creative way in which romantic attraction develops, drew a warm response. Especially being popular idol stars, not only in the local scene but also internationally, the loving kissing scenes between 2NE1′s Sandara Park, and SHINee's Minho, Key, Jonghyun, and Taemin, really shook up both fans and netizens alike.

Viewers grew exceptionally interested with the CF's web drama format, as it is unusual for a beauty industry selling cosmetic products, but recent evaluations prove that the lovely and interesting storytelling was loved by the consumers.

As it is, because of the popularity of the "Kiss Note" web drama, love and patronage for the new product "Dear My Lips-Talk" grew exponentially, with record sales of more than 100,000 in a mere two weeks after its launching, and is expected to continue to rise in popularity well into March.

In the web drama, the kiss scenes started to come out with the application of the lipstick products from Etude House's "Dear My Lips-Talk" campaign, putting into emphasis the various colors of coral, red, orange, and pink in the CF. All of the four colors are favorite buys from the consumers also.

Credits:

Source: Bokuen News
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[News] Patty Kim: "Ailee will be big"!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 04:57 AM PDT



Senior singer Patty Kim praised the rookie singer Ailee.

On the evening of March 24, Patty Kim appeared on KBS 2TV's broadcast of "Free Declaration Saturday - Immortal Song 2', touching rookie Ailee with her praise.
In the recently conducted recording, 13 junior singers sing Patty Kim's gem-like hit tracks in the showdown.
At that day, Aliee went up on stage to perform Patty Kim's hit track in 1967 titled "Light and Shadow (빛과 그림자" after greeting the audience cutely.
She appeared shyly but in contrast as the song began, her expression changed and her powerful voice got all the audience surprised. 
After Ailee's stage has ended, the first word Patty Kim said was "Wow". She also added "in such a slender body, there's such a strong voice. it's very impressive. In the future you'll be big."
Ailee couldn't hide her joy of being praised by such a big senior of the entertainment and showed a big smile in the back.
Meanwhile, Ailee's performance will be broadcasted today (24/3) at 6:15 pm KST at Immortal Song 2 - Patty Kim Special" 

[Interview] After School’s Interview with Oricon Style!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 03:14 AM PDT


Check out the interview of Oricon Style with girl group After School


An album filled with AFTER SCHOOL's charms, the 1st Album 『PLAYGIRLZ』 has been released!
E-young: I'm so happy. The things that we couldn't show until now from AFTERSCHOOL's charm, we could transmit them in this album!
Nana: Of course you can listen to songs with a different image that we had until now but, in「BROKEN HEART feat. Jung-A, Raina, Nana, E-young」and「Miss Futuristic feat. Kahi, Juyeon, U-ie, Lizzy」, we tried something new and divided into groups of 4 for each song.
Lizzy: It's not that we changed the way we sing in particular, but instead of when the 8 of us sing together there are more parts where you can hear the voices of each member, you cannot get to know the difference of the individual voices (when we sing as 8 in songs).
Nana: I think that you'll get a different impression from the AFTERSCHOOL with 8 members.
Raina: Rather than an entirely different feel overall, while there's something in common you can also tell there's a difference within our individualities. And I think that picking your favourite song changes depending on your daily mood.
So what's your favourite song for today's mood Raina-san?
Raina:「Diva 【Japan Ver.】」I guess. When I listen to「Diva」the song makes me feel good. Today being the first day of promotions, I want to get my tension up.
Lizzy: For me when I listen to「Rip off」I receive a lot of power. It combines pop and fantasticness, it's perfect to be the opening song of the album.
Raina: For me it's「Gimme Love」. 10 seconds after the song has begun, the beat makes your feelings rise.
Juyeon: When I listen to「Just in time」I get a lot of power. It's refreshing, bright and so lovely, I personally love the type of melody of the song that we haven't had until now.
Jungah: Also「BROKEN HEART feat. Jung-A, Raina, Nana, E-young」I think is a song to get your spirits up.
If you only look at the title of the song, you'd think, "A sad song?" but when you read the lyrics, sentences like <I won't show no tears> are written.
Juyeon: In this song, we portrayed a woman with strong confidence and honesty. Also, if you listen to「Rambling girls」when you don't feel confident it might give you some strength! To all the fans, we want to be seen as friends. 
That's exactly part of the charms that everybody says AFTER SCHOOL members have, right?
Nana: That's right. But, I don't want to forget about the times when I'm not confident at all.
Juyeon: I want to have a presence that looks cool to everyone, especially to the women that yearn to be like this which makes me happy but, more than this I want to look friendly, I want to have the presence of someone who is your friend.
Jungah: I wonder if we are able to show both of these sides in the album. More than anything else I think that the efforts we do everyday have led to how AFTERSCHOOL are now, and we've been able to have half a year of activities in Japan.
Lizzy: Also, about the bonus track, we recorded the song「Shangai Romance」 from the unit that Nana, Raina and I formed named "Orange Caramel". I think that we offer a cuter view of the world that's different from AFTERSCHOOL.
Raina: Overall the music can give you confidence since it has meaning inside, listening to this album I want to challenge myself to get courage, dignity and self-confidence.
Lizzy: Since we have the taste of women, we're especially happy when we receive the empathy of other women who listen to us.
Nana: It's not that we're simply strong, there are weak parts and painful feelings drawn too, and this is bounded to our strength. Because we have moments when we don't want to cry and moments when we are really sad, everybody can relate to this.
Juyeon: Because of this, I think we can share each other's feelings.
Jungah: There are many new songs inside too, not only the songs, in the DVD I guess you can also feel how much we grew.
Speaking of growing, you also improved your Japanese.
Nana: Speaking is something that's still difficult to me, but I really got to understand a lot more from listening now. 
Then, weren't there any hard parts during the recording?
All: [Opening their mouths] Yes. 
But despite that, it's fantastic!
Jungah: Of course~ [laughs] I'm joking~ [laughs]
Then, in April you will begin your first tour in Japan 『AFTER SCHOOL First Japan Tour 2012 -PLAYGIRLZ-』 that will be held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, right?
Nana: In this album, there are a lot of songs we haven't showcased yet, so I wonder if we will be able to show a new appearance of AFTERSCHOOL to everyone, we're also so excited for this. The song「Tell me」has a melody that's easy to remember, so I wish that we'll be able to sing it along with all our fans live.
Jungah: Speaking of looking forward to… delicious food!
Nana: I'm looking forward to eating debasaki and okonomiyaki! [laughs]
After our last interview, you said you wanted to go to SHIBUYA 109 but…
All: We went~
By the way, you're also the leaders of fashion, for the fashion this spring, please let us know what are your preferences in colours and other tips.
Raina: Long skirts that flutter.
Juyeon: Pastel tones.
E-young: Headscarves.
Jungah: White T-shirts. I love simple combinations.
Lizzy: Sneakers.
Nana: I guess I love denim for top and bottom wear.
and for last,「Rip off」and「Shampoo 【Japan Ver.】」the lyrics say <if I'm born again> but for instance, if you were born again would there be anything you would like to do? Surprising jobs!? If you were reborn you would be……
Lizzy: I would like to be born the same person I am now.
Raina: I would also be re-born the same as I am now, and I would like to be in AFTERSCHOOL, but if I ended up having another occupation, I would love to be a photographer. Since I love to take landscape photography, I wonder if what I picture is different from what I really see with my eyes? I take photos as much as I can whenever possible and I would love to compile them in a book.
Nana: I'm a model. Since even now I get jobs as a model, there are a lot of hardships too, but I get to wear a lot of fine Western clothes, and what I do gives me more refined moves I guess.
Juyeon: Maybe I would be a fashion designer, or maybe I would run a chicken shop.
This is a big difference (laugh)
Juyeon: I love chicken so, I would become a boss who runs a chicken shop. Of course it would be all about the flavour, but I would hire a lot of cute employees, and I would be known as the woman with the shop of cute chickens [laughs]
E-young: I would be a detective.
All: [laughing out loud]
E-young: I watched the Japanese drama 『33 minutes Detective』 (Fuji TV), and I thought that it would be good if I also became one. But not a stupid and childish detective though, [laughs] I would always come to a conclusion.
then, if E-young were to investigate the AFTER SCHOOL members, who would you keep a track on?
E-young: I guess Lizzy-san and Juyeon-san. [laughs]
Lizzy: Eh? Me? Why? I don't keep secrets. [laughs]
E-young: Out of all the members these two are really interesting, that's why if I kept a track on them it would become interesting.
What's your answer Jungah-san?
Jungah: I would love to become the CEO of AFTER SCHOOL's company.
All: [laughing out loud]
If you say this, Jungah-san, there are no AFTER SCHOOL members then?
Jungah: Yes. I would become a representative and start building AFTER SCHOOL.
On the contrary, what would the other members think about Jungah becoming the CEO?
Raina: She would be a great CEO!
All: Yes.
It's good to see that they all agree right?
Jungah: Yes, it really is. [smiles brightly]
Finally if you could become any of the other AFTERSCHOOL members, who would you like to be?
All: [at once] Myself. [laughs]

Credit: fyafterschool 
Translated By Hoshino Ayano

[News] Yesung congratulated SHINee and visited them at Music Bank!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 02:44 AM PDT



Super Junior member Yesung went to Music Bank on March 23rd to visit SHINee and congratulate them. He even brought some snacks for the members. Yesung is indeed a good senior.

Yesung dropped by SHINee's dressing room in Music Bank and brought drinks and snacks. He congratulated the boys for their comeback and brought a simple present which made SHINee thankful. They took a photo while in the dressing room and Yesung uploaded the picture on his personal Twitter account and wrote "SHINee dongsaengs are having a comeback today so I went to support them^^ In terms of visuals... we practically look like friends, right? ha"
SHINee greeted their senior and junior artists backstage and gave them an autographed album.

Source: DongAshiningtweets, Yesung's Twitter
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[News] Newsen short interview with Onew!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 03:02 AM PDT



Boy group SHINee has returned to Music Bank with their new title track "Sherlock". Newsen's reporter met SHINee's leader Onew. Onew shared what he feels on their comeback by saying "It's been a long time (1year and 6months) since we've performed on this stage, it's kind of burdensome and nerve wracking," Onew continued "We prepared really hard for this comeback but unfortunately, our promotion time is short so it's sad."

Onew noticed that he lost some weight and explained about it "I didn't diet on purpose but since we were getting ready with a powerful performance, I unintentionally got a V-line" and laughed. Onew returned with a new image for their comeback and garnering attentions from female fans.

Onew wasn't able to join other member on their performance overseas due to his ankle injury. Onew expressed his sadness by stating"I was sad that it was inevitably not possible for me to stand on stage. More than disappointed, I am very sorry and regretful." "I want to shake off that sadness through this performance." He concluded.

SHINee will promote Sherlock for 4 weeks and their Japanese Arena Tour will start after the promotion of their comeback song. 


Source: Newsen 
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[Picture] FT Island's Hongki tweets a hilarious photo!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 01:47 AM PDT

FT Island's main vocal Hongki shared a new photo on his Twitter.

He is seen posing with his arms open widely in the photo above,fans who have seen the photo commented that his expression is simply too cute.

Like his new photo???

[Video] SHINee made their comeback with Stranger and Sherlock on Music Core!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 01:18 AM PDT


Enjoy SHINee's comeback stage on Music Core!




[Videos] "Imagine BTOB making an "Insane" debut on Music Core!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 01:16 AM PDT

Check out new boys BTOB's debut performance on Music Core.

Like their debut hit song Insane?


[Picture] 5dolls' Chanmi unveiled new hairstyle!

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 01:03 AM PDT

5dolls' Chanmi shared some new selcas via Twitter.

She is spotted with new hairstyle in the selcas above,showing various cute expressions,she attended the birthday party of her teammate Eun Kyo yesterday and managed to take the photos attached above.

Do you like her new hairstyle?

[News] Beast unleashes in Yokohama Arena during Japanese leg of world tour

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 12:41 AM PDT


More than 23,000 Japanese fans flocked to see boy band Beast perform on Thursday and Friday at Yokohama Arena in Japan.

The boy band kicked off the Japanese leg of its "Beautiful Show" world tour there, with each concert lasting two hours.

The band performed an assortment of its hit songs including "Shock," "Fiction" and "Beautiful" to a crowd that chose to stay standing and sing along during the entire show.

Member Son Dong-woon sang his rendition of the song "Hitomio Tojite" by the popular Japanese singer Ken Hirai, much to the delight of the audience.

Beast's agency said that the band's popularity and the Japanese fans' reception at concerts have changed over the years - in a good way.

"Japanese fans are a lot more enthusiastic at concerts than they used to be," a representative from the agency said. The concert marks the band's first national tour since its debut in Japan early last year.

Source: koreajoongangdaily

[News] Oricon : CNBLUE broke self-record on their Live DVD sales in the first week

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 12:10 AM PDT


The four male member Korean band, CNBLUE ranked 2nd place in overall DVD ranking dated March 26 with the initial sales of 16,000 copies of "Winter Tour 2011 ~ Here, In My Head ~ @ Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium".

They set a personal best record by exceeding their highest record in 5th place "CNBLUE 2nd Single Release Live Tour ~ Listen to the CNBLUE ~" released in Feb 2011.

This DVD is recorded at the final performance of their first tour held in December 2011 after their Japan major debut which mobilized 13,000 audiences, where the tickets were sold out in 1 minute after the launch.

Source: oricon.co.jp/news
Translated by BLUELOVE@cnbluestorm

[News] CNBLUE will hold comeback showcase in the morning of March 26

Posted: 24 Mar 2012 12:00 AM PDT


Korean band, CNBLUE's unusual morning showcase will mark their comeback to the music scene.

CNBLUE will hold a comeback showcase called "Early Lunch PARTY for EAR FUN" on March 26 at 11am. The showcase will be held at Yangjae-dong iL Tower in Seoul.

Comeback showcase that is held in the morning is rather very peculiar for singers. Under normal circumstances, singers will usually hold their comeback showcases in late afternoon or evening, but CNBLUE's comeback showcase that will be held in the bright morning would surely be a unique event.

Fans attending the event will be entertained by CNBLUE performing 3 of their new songs and they are also expected to announce their activities to the media.

Their agency on March 23 stated, "It was not our intention to make this event in the morning, our main target is so that they can showcase their new songs calmly," said them. This is due to the members' packed schedules. Kang Minhyuk is currently starring in "My Husband Got a Family" on KBS and Lee Jonghyun is also busy preparing for his role in SBS' new weekend drama "A Gentleman's Dignity." The agency added, "The members are very busy and their schedule is packed even ahead of the comeback."

CNBLUE's new song "Still in Love" is getting a good response on online music charts, and their new mini album entitled "EAR FUN" will be released on March 26 with "Hey You" as the title song.

On the other hand, March 26 is definitely a day for popular rock bands showcases. Once CNBLUE ends their morning showcase, at 2pm on the same day, new band Busker Busker will perform their debut showcase at M-Pop, Times Square in Yongdeungpo.

Source: Daum
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

[News] First Lady invites JYJ and Seong Si-kyung for Nuclear Summit

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 11:50 PM PDT


(Nuclear Summit) First lady to host cultural performances

SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- First lady Kim Yoon-ok will host a music concert and other cultural events for the spouses of foreign leaders attending next week's Nuclear Security Summit, the organizing committee said Friday.

Seventeen spouses are scheduled to travel to Seoul with heads of state and leaders of international organizations for the global conference slated for Monday and Tuesday, according to the committee.

The summit will be one of the largest international events South Korea has ever hosted. Representatives from 58 nations and four international organizations, including 45 heads of state, are expected to attend.

The spouse program will begin Monday with a visit to the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul to view some of the most cherished Korean historic treasures. Later in the day, the spouses will watch a classical music concert performed by some of the country's young musical prodigies.

On Tuesday, Kim will invite the spouses to the presidential office for a performance, titled "Queen's Morning," which will feature "hanbok," a traditional Korean costume. A pop music concert by boy band "JYJ" and Korean ballad singer Seong Si-kyung is also scheduled for the same day.

"The program (for the spouses) features an array of traditional Korean culture, classical music and Korean pop culture," an official at the committee said. "Kim has asked the organizers to focus on introducing K-pop stars and young Korean talents."
khj@yna.co.kr

Source: english.yonhapnews.co.kr

[News] With Park Yoochun’s Acting in ‘Rooftop Prince’, Ratings are Two Digit Numbers

Posted: 23 Mar 2012 11:40 PM PDT


With the airing of two episodes of 'Rooftop Prince', it has marked a two digit rating from the audience. On the 23rd, according to the AGB Nielsen Media Research ratings, the episode of 'Rooftop Prince' that was aired on the 22nd received nationwide ratings of 10.5%. It seems the ratings had risen by 0.7% from the previous episode that was aired, which had had a rating of 9.8%. [omitted drama summary]

In this episode, Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) and his servants Song Man Bo (Lee Minho), Woo Yong Sul (Jong Suk Won), and Do Chi San (Choi Woo Shik) went through many ordeals as they tried to adapt to reality. When the 4 men tried to return back to their palace, they were chased by the police, and when they requested for food from convenience stores they were thrown in detention facilities. At the end of all the twists and turns, Park Ha (Han Ji Min) was faced with Lee Gak for the second time, and experienced things such as Lee Gak ordering the rice cooker to be gotten rid of after he heard sounds coming from it, and also how they all bowed down when she showed them a 10,000 won bill. With these moments of great laughter, the drama was well received by viewers.

source: innolife
trans+shared by: sharingyoochun.net