Saturday, March 17, 2012

"[Video] IU unveiled new Nongshim Slurp Noodles CF!" plus 24 more

"[Video] IU unveiled new Nongshim Slurp Noodles CF!" plus 24 more


[Video] IU unveiled new Nongshim Slurp Noodles CF!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 09:08 AM PDT

Check out IU's latest CF for Nongshim Slurp Noodles!

[Picture] Want a kiss from Rainbow's Jaekyung?

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Rainbow's charismatic leader Jaekyung shared a new photo on her Twitter.

She visited TokyoTFT Hall and left a lip print there.

"Kiss Me" is written together with Jaekyung's lip print,want a kiss from Jaekyung?

[Video] Alexander announces official fanclub XanderLand!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 08:10 AM PDT


Check out the video clip above as Alexander announced his official fanclub Xanderland!

[Pictures] Girl's Day's Jihae welcome Spring with new selcas!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:40 AM PDT

 The spring season is arriving soon!

Girl's Day's member Jihae unveiled a pair of new selcas on her Twitter.

She mentioned that she welcomes the spring and she forgets her age nowadays.

It seems that she likes spring so much,can't wait for the girls' comeback!

[News] Korean Stars Won the hearts of Vietnamese fans.

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 07:13 AM PDT


VietNamNet Bridge – Super Junior, Davichi, Secret, CN Blue, BEAST, Sistar, MBLAQ and IU had a perfect show at the Vietnam – South Korea Festival on March 15 in Hanoi, which made thousands of fans go into ecstasy.

Korean singers arrived in Hanoi at night of March 14, and early morning of March 15. They did not have a lot of time to relax or practice. However, Korean idol singers performed enthusiastically. Two members of Davichi smoothly sang a Vietnamese song with Vietnamese singer Ho Quynh Huong. Vietnamese host Nguyen Khang and Korean host Kang Min Kyung combined in perfect teamwork.
Excellent dances, young and eye-catching singers, impressive costumes and popular hits were among the factors that attract the audience.


In its third show in Vietnam, Super Junior still sang Super man, Mr. Simple, Memories and Sorry sorry.BEAST performed Shock twice. IU performed Good day, You and I; CNBLUE with I'm alone, Intuition, Love Girl; Secret with Shy Boy, Moonlight Starlight, Love is move; MBLAQ with Oh Yeah, Mona Lisa and It's War; Sistar with How dare you, Ma boy and So cool. Davichi sang Don't say Goodbye, 8282. The performance between Vietnam's Minh Quan and BEAST was canceled but it was compensated by "Love in Hanoi" by singer Cheondung of MBLAQ and Hyorin of Sistar.


Two Vietnamese singers in the show were Minh Quan and Ho Quynh Huong, who performed a famous Korean song in Korean language.
Light and stage design are plus points for the Vietnam-South Korea Festival.
The show is a success in general. However, as a free show, the audience could not seek tickets while tickets were sold in the black market for several million dong/pairs. The show also opened nearly one hour late.











SOURCE: VIETNAMNET

[News] Yoo Ah-in bares his fashion secrets!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 06:47 AM PDT



Actor Yoo Ah-in recently appeared at a press conference to promote his new drama "Fashion King," which hits the airwaves on Monday.
At the event, Yoo talked about how difficult it was to maintain a fashionable appearance for the show.
"I got stressed out about what I should wear. My stylist has been in tears two times because of my demands," said Yoo.
The new SBS drama centers around a group of ambitious young people trying to make it in the cutthroat fashion industry. 
Yoo plays the role of Young-geol, a bold rebel who starts out working at a factory in Dongdaemun, central Seoul, and later relocates to the United States in order to make it there.
"I had to pay a lot of attention to my costumes, as the character that I'm playing lives and breathes fashion," said Yoo, adding that he felt that playing the fashionable rebel enabled him to show a new side of himself. The actor will also show off his physique in a scene showing off his six-pack.
When asked what he thought about his character Young-geol, the actor said, "He's rough and a real rogue, but also childlike and cute."

Cr: carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]

[News] “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” Finally Ends- All eyes on KBS and SBS: Which network will it be this time?

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 06:10 AM PDT



The era of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," which had given KBS and SBS dark/ominous times, is slowly fading away.
On March 14th, MBC's 20 episode Wed-Thurs drama, "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," finally reached its end.
Because of the recent circumstances (MBC's success), SBS's Wed-Thurs drama "Rooftop Prince's" PR department is promoting "Rooftop Prince" more than ever [to try to combat MBC]. Because of the main actors, JYJ's Park Yoochun and actress Han Ji Min, there is already hot anticipation from fans. Word of mouth from the network is that the script is good and because the Joseon King's fantasty-romance piece is similar to "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," the plan/hope is that viewers of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" would transfer their attention to "Rooftop Prince."
Participating alongside "Rooftop Prince" is MBC's drama "King 2 Hearts," which, because of the lineup of "invincible" actress Ha Ji Won, will be slightly tough for "Rooftop Prince" (to receive top viewer ratings). However, because there is such high appraisal of the script for "Rooftop Prince," there are high expectations from within the network. Because "Rooftop Prince" is similar to "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," it's forecasted that it will not be "trampled over" by "King 2 Hearts."
SBS's "Rooftop Prince" and MBC's "King 2 Hearts" will both air their first episodes on March 21st.

Source: News Nate
Trans by: Buniu of JYJ3

[Interview] Miryo's NYLON Korea interview the days of innocence!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 05:39 AM PDT

INTERVIEW PART 1 
the days of innocence


Brown Eyed Girls's Miryo stood infront of the camera with an innocent face.
The powerful female warrior image disappears and stands in front of us with an atmosphere of a woman who easily gets hurt. It could be so that with this album, a woman that has all she wishes called Miryo is shown  Love, Hatred, Passion and innocent days are yearned for. 





Q: You really suit the image of innocence?
A: I'm like that. Haha. 

Q: From the past you showed us a lot of powerful images.
A: Yes but that i couldnt deny because I am a rapper. Because there cannot be an innocent rapper existing. Anyhow thank you for saying that i suit being innocent. Please write it on the newsletter. That I fit the image well. Haha.
Q: No need to ask cause i think I will. Haha. 
How is your album promotion going?
A: It was good up to last week. This week a lot of new songs came out and I think I was pushed down a little. How did you like it?
Q: To tell you the truth I dont listen to a lot of Brown Eyed Girls songs. 
I had to listen to the music for this interview and it wasn't boring at all. 
A: To tell you the truth this album isn't really a hip hop genre. It's a album full of songs in which i wanted to do, it could even show no relation at all. I wanted to mix the pop-rock and electronic feeling together. There are no hip hop songs. So those who expected hip hop genre songs were disappointed. But for me I wanted to make songs which I listened to a lot recently, and the songs which I got ideas from so an album like this was born.
Q:The song isn't easy to sing a lomg with, but it keeps making me listen to it.
A:I tried to mix the foreign style and music into the songs slightly. If I try to do all the styles i want the audience might not like it so I even went easy with the rap. If you had listened to my songs there are a lot of melodic lines. For those parts you can easily hear them.
Q:What were your member's reactions.
A:They said it was good. That the song is good and work hard. And also for my musical styles to be shown worldwide.
Q: Were you satisfied with your results? When you think about it?
A: My album satisfaction? I liked it a lot. Even i liked it so much I kept listening to my songs for a period of time. But not everyone have the same ears.
Q: It's your first as a solo?
A: Yes. It's my first in my 13 year career.
Q: 13 years? already?
A: I did it since i was young.
Q: Was it you who chose your album concept and overall style?
A:First I thought of the concept myself.I ended up working with those people who agreed with my ideas.
Q: For the featurings there were a lot of different people who did it, each song showed a different colour. 
The featuring voices all suited with Miryo's raps. Did you ask them yourself?
A:In Sunny's case I already knew her since through Invisible Youth. It may be because of Narsha's friendship with SNSD I keep my eye on them Also I thought that Sunny's voice would suit this song. I was finding a singer whos voice tone suited the song through a list and I thought it would be unexpected and good.
Q:You sang "Leggo" with Narsha. The voice was clear and sweet?
A:Of course. High note. When Narsha sings with a whispering voice it is attractive, and with her real voice she is really powerful.
Q:You were the same member with Gary in "honey Family", did you already know Koxx or Rude Paper?
A:Not at all. When I was finding people to make good songs for me, I had a feeling I had to find them myself. Because I cant write the tracks well. I try to write it and do it but it doesn't end up well like i had thought. And during that time I saw Rude Paper's live concert. huh I was really shocked to  see that there were good musicians in our country. That day I went to their waiting room and told them I liked their song and wanted to work together and we exchanged numbers and became friends since then For Koxx's case I heard a lot about them. But I really wasnt interested, and thought 'ah Who is this Koxx that is making everyone say koxx this koxx that'. And then I watched the trouble maker music video one day. After i watched it, it felt like i was punched. They were really good.  Up till then I didnt have any intersts in rock but after listening to that song it felt like my chest was cleared up. Even though it was rock it totally caught my attention. I saw them at the rock festival and they really had talent. I found out that Koxx was related to a "master plan". I knew someone in Master Plan and talked to him about it and he said even Koxx was happy to work with me and so we worked together. Anyhow I found work from here and there.

Q:Koxx's voice colour in "party Rock", when you compare it to Gary's, 
you could say it was somewhat feels like a young teenager?
A: Really? His real voice isn't like thay, but i think it is heard like that in this song. On the recording day, Gary must have been tired. His voice was really tired. So i was a bit worried. I thought 'Would my voice suit his? His voice became a bit more husky...' but I'm happy it did suit in the end.
Q: Did you make the lyrics first? I curious how songs are made.
A: When I was young I studied to create lyrics and rap making at the same time. Truthfully it was good then. I could write it in one go. But when that doesn't happen I make a concept and try to match it with the concept in both 1st and 2nd verse. Here i'll write this and here I'll write that. And then I make the flow. If you compare to a song its composing. You make the melody and create the rap making to suit that. Thinking of rhymes..
Q: How did this song progress?
A: For this song there are 2 things that are mixed. The good ones are made easily. And the ones that are hard to finish I try to find a way to finish it. Haha.

Q: You composed by yourself? There are story parts of like dating and others were in your song , 
Are these the stories you wanted to sing?
A:It's an Extended Play so I didnt want to go with anything heavy, So I made slightly light song as a title. Truthfully "Dirty" is a song about managing surroundings.  The lyrics are about my recent experiences. The songs i like are dance-able. I like those songs which you can turn on and dance to them.

Q: Still you would have a rap part which you put into a song about a story you wanted to tell, 
do you have any expressions you are fond of?
A:From my 5th track "Leggo", '까만 밤 이 도신 어둠을 내려 숨겨온 진실함이 고개를 들게 해요. TV 화면 속에선 나 웃고 있는 듯해도 내 가슴속에선 구멍이 뚫린 듯 해요.' parts like these.
Q:A feeling of your current status?
A: Yes. When people see me I am a member of BEG to them. "You made a lot of money, What kind of worries do you have" and think like this, but I really do have a quenched feeling which cannot be satisfied. 




WAIT FOR PART 2..


Source: NYLON TM
Translated & shared: adam2AMBEGfan @4-everlastings.com
 

[News] Sunny Displays Her CEO Instincts on ‘Invincible Youth 2′!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 05:16 AM PDT



Girls' Generation's Sunny showed off her hidden CEO-like instincts. (Editor's note: a "CEO" is a "Chief Executive Officer", the highest position in a company or corporation.)
In the upcoming episode of KBS2′s "Invincible Youth 2″, scheduled to air on the 17th, the members of G8 were given a mission to develop a self-sufficient item or idea. They all went out to find successful and unmarried farmers who were millionaires.
With one million won in farming development funds on the line, the G8 members did their best to come up with an idea. It was said that Sunny received a standing ovation from staff members by showing CEO-like instincts, which made it seem like the staff were seeing a second Lee Sooman, the founder and former CEO of SM Entertainment.
Sunny went to see the bachelor of "Hwangtae Dukjang". She suggested the idea of manufacturing mullets, stingrays, and gobies, which all can easily be found in the fishing village of Daebudo.
She revealed her three-part idea of learning how to dry the hwangtae (dried pollack), how to create commonly sold dried pollack strips, and how to use the pollack to create dishes. Sunny added her idea of creating processed goods for children, such as instant noodles or other snacks.
Sunny's exceptional CEO-like talents didn't stop there. Her idea was just the start, as she went on to show her capabilities as a CEO by writing down even the smallest know-hows from the "Hwangtae Dukjang".
The March 17th 11:05 pm broadcast of "Invincible Youth 2″ will reveal whether or not CEO Sunny wins the farming development funds.

Source: Hankooki via Daum
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: bhost909@soshified, taengsoshi@soshified

[NEWS] The Vancouver Sun: "Big Bang’s latest video is fantastic, baby"

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 04:59 AM PDT


"Big Bang: Blowing up."
K-pop sensation Big Bang's latest video is fantastic, baby

The boy band genre may be slowly fading in North America, but over in Asia, one act is blowing up all over the place.

If you haven't yet heard of K-pop sensation Big Bang, an ultra-stylized five-piece boy band from South Korea, chances are you will hear about them a whole lot more in the near future.

Consisting of G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P., Daesung and Seungri, Big Bang has been active since 2006 and has released various EPs that helped it break into the Japanese market.

The group's latest "mini album" Alive was released in February, and single Fantastic Baby has garnered over eight million views on YouTube since it was released just 10 days ago.

It doesn't hurt that Fantastic Baby is easily one of the most colourfully twisted pop videos we've seen in a while, combining RPG style art, riot gear, steampunk elements and street pop swagger.

Rumours abound concerning a worldwide tour, so keep your ears peeled.

Source: Vancouver Sun's Awesome Sound Blog

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[Video] Heo Young Saeng performed Red Umbrella on Immortal Song 2!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 04:59 AM PDT

Check out Young Saeng's performance on Immortal Song 2!

[News] Girls’ Generation cashed in 70 billion won within the past 3 years!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 04:45 AM PDT



The revenues recorded by SM Entertainment's artistes in the past 3 years have garnered huge attention recently.
According to the electronic disclosure system of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) on March 12th, through the disclosure data of SM Entertainment's investment prospectus dated March 6th, it was revealed that Girls' Generation have recorded sales revenue of 17.003 billion won in 2009, 30.044 billion won in 2010 and 21.737 billion won up to the 3rd quarter of 2011.
From 2009 to the 3rd quarter of 2011, the girls have garnered a total revenue amounting to 68.811 billion won. If 4th quarter of 2011 were to be included, it would have surpassed 70 billion won. The figure would go beyond the 100 billion won mark if Girls' Generation's Japanese activities were also taken into account.



Girls' Generation's total sales revenue of 68,811 billion won accounts for 42% out of the total revenue of 161.954 billion won among SM's top 5 artistes (Girls' Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee and f(x)) within the past 3 years.
Credit: biz.heraldm.com/mk.co.kr + fanwonder.com

[Video] Taemin performed Wrongful Meeting with Amber on Immortal Song 2!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 04:11 AM PDT


Enjoy Taemin and Amber's impressive performance on Immortal Song 2!

[News] SNSD's photos from the set of new CF revealed!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 04:13 AM PDT



Recently, according to a Twitter post by production staff in charge of a CF shooting, it was revealed that Girls' Generation are shooting a CF for one of Korea's major credit card companies, Lotte Card. The girls' shining charms and beauty were captured in the photos tweeted by the production staff.
In the revealed photos, each of the girls were wearing one-piece spangle dress and they were seen having conversations with the CF production staff.
Netizens who saw the photos gave various reactions and commented, "Girls' Generation are shooting CF, I see", "Taeyeon's red blanket is cute", "The members look a bit tired there", "When can we watch the CF?", etc
Credit: reviewstar.net + fanwonder.com

120317 Music Core performance clips!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 03:43 AM PDT

Check out the performance clips from the latest episode of Music Core!



























[Video] Check out Big Bang's Blue by some talented people!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 03:10 AM PDT


Check out the impressive cover of Big Bang's Blue by some really talented fans,impressed with their skills??

[NEWS] "Fantastic Baby" on Stereogum.com's 5 Best Videos of the Week

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 03:05 AM PDT



1. BigBang – "Fantastic Baby" (Dir. Seo Hyun Seung)
We used to make things in this country. Among those things were nonsensical high-gloss music videos that made your brain explode in another way every five seconds or so. Not anymore. We've totally given up worldwide-leader status in that department to South Korea, where incredible stuff like this comes out all the time.

BigBang, almost certainly the greatest boy band on earth right now, came close to topping this list last week with their breezily ridiculous "Bad Boy" video. That was awesome, but this — a candy-colored dystopia of dancing dragons and gas-masked rioters and hairstyles that laugh in the face of God — this is another thing entirely. If you're in an indie band, please watch this and thing long and hard before releasing another Instagram-looking mediocrity into the world.

Check the rest of their list here.

Last week, it was BIGBANG's Bad Boy that was included in their Best Videos list. Info on Stereogum here.

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[news] 2am thanks fans for their presents on their comeback

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 03:02 AM PDT


2am takes a group shot with the cake that their fans gave them as congratulatory present for their comeback. On the 17th of March, Changmin updated his twitter saying, "I ate well! The cake was amazing, Thank you so much for the present". and shared a group photo.

On the photo you can see them at the waiting room posing with the cake that their fans gave them. 2am just made their comeback performance in Music Core and performed their new song "You were mine" and "I wonder if you hurt like me". Netizens commented, "They look like real brothers", "The cake looks pretty", "They did well on their comeback". Meanwhile it has been a year and six months since their last comeback and they have been dominating various music charts with their new album.

Source

[Pictures] Miss A graces Nylon!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 02:40 AM PDT

 Miss A graces the latest issue of Nylon Magazine.

Whose photo do you like the most??



Mnet Announces 2012 Prime Time Music Programming Slate, Solidifying Network as America’s #1 TV Destination for Fans of K-pop Music

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 02:10 AM PDT




Network to Begin Live Broadcasts and Live Stream of
World's #1 K-Pop Chart Show, M! Countdown,
for the First Time in the U.S. April 25

New Series Jjang!, the First English-language Daily K-Pop Entertainment News Show, to Air Exclusively on Mnet this Summer


AUSTIN, TX – March 16, 2012 – Mnet, the #1 English-language television network in the U.S. targeting Asian Americans and fans of Asian pop culture, today announces  plans to ride the Korean wave into the spring and summer with their new music programming line-up.  This includes, for the first time, live broadcasts and live streams of M! Countdown, the world's #1 K-pop chart show broadcasted to 11 countries, beginning April 25.

Mnet also announced the new original series, Jjang!, the first English-language daily K-pop entertainment news show in North America to focus on K Wave and K-pop culture, will join the line-up this summer.  The series, to air exclusively on Mnet, is a one stop shop for K-pop news, celebrity gossip and trends, and will include a weekly K-pop chart based solely on viewer votes.  In addition, the network will once again air the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)later this year and will continue to air exclusive coverage from the concert series "M Live by CJ," bringing the best K-pop artists to venues across America. 

"K-pop is a global phenomenon and is breaking into American mainstream pop culture in a big way, with the genre's biggest artists appearing on U.S. late night television, sharing the stage with Snoop Dogg and collaborating in the studio with will.i.am," said Sang Cho, Mnet's COO, in advance of a panel he is moderating at SXSW about the rise of K-pop in America.  "At Mnet, our goal is to help ignite this K-pop explosion by introducing fans to the hottest recording acts, and the most cutting edge K-pop inspired trends, fashion and lifestyle through our TV Everywhere platform."

Mnet – K-pop Programming with Show Descriptions:

M! COUNTDOWN – The number one rated music TV series in Korea, and syndicated throughout Asia, counts down the hottest K-pop hits and features live performances by artists from the U.S. and throughout Asia.  In 2012, the series will expand to offer four global specials, airing live throughout the world, that capture K-pop festivals being held in major cities of Asia.  The first special, on April 25, will be streamed live from Japan on www.mnetamerica.com, in addition to airing live on the network.  M! Countdown regularly airs on Mnet Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

JJANG! – The new series Jjang! will be America's number one source for everything Korean entertainment featuring the who's who in hallyu gossip and news as well as everything needed to stay up to date on Korean lifestyle and culture.  The show will feature a brief rundown of the hottest news in Korean entertainment, profiles of rising K-pop stars, a celebrity gossip segment chronicling the rise and fall in popularity of Korean celebrities based on the news stories of the week, recaps of entertaining moments from Korean dramas, movies, television shows and reality series and comedic viral video clips.  The series will also showcase the top songs from the K-pop and American charts from Korea and Billboard.

HELLO POP! – Hello Pop!airing weekdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, is the place for American K-Pop fans to meet and engage.   Hosted by VJ Chrissa Villanueva, the series uses music videos as a platform to build a global community and encourages viewer participation through signature segments, such as M University, and social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.  This season offers a new set and new segments such Eat My Kimche, hosted by married couple Simon and Martina Stawski, who provide zany analysis of popular K-pop music videos on the basis of dance, song, storyline and use of English in the video, and Project K-Pop, which pairs two rhythmically challenged K-pop fans with coaches to battle it out to become the ultimate K-Pop dancer. Fans are encouraged to submit videos showing off their love for all things K-pop to HelloPop@mnetamerica.com in consideration for segments including M University, #1 Fan, Planet K-pop and Project K-pop.

Beats Per Mnet Music – Mnet curates the latest chart topping music videos from the biggest K-pop acts and U.S. pop stars for this music video series.  Beginning in April, Beats Per Mnet Music will air daily from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET/PT, giving viewers the chance to catch up on one of the most integral parts of K-pop music, the music video, and offering the best visual option to catch up on the latest pop music.

MNET ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS (MAMA) – Truly a global event, the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) features the most popular artists from around the world.  The 2011 award show was broadcast to more than 10 Asian countries and 45 countries around the globe including the U.S. and Europe.  1.9 billion viewers watched 15 live performances by some of today's hottest acts, from the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and apl.de.ap's exclusive duet with 2NE1's CL to Snoop Dogg's performance with Dr. Dre to the hottest Korean K-pop stars including Girls Generation and Super Junior. 

[Video] 2AM made their long-awaited comeback on Music Core!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:21 AM PDT



Enjoy 2AM's comeback stage on Music Core!


[Video] IU unveiled new Bulgaris CF!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:11 AM PDT


Check out IU's new Bulgaris CF.

She is such a cute girl in the clip below!

[Video] B1A4 said "Baby,I'm Sorry" on Music Core!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 01:09 AM PDT


Check out B1A4's comeback performance on Music Core,the boys performed their latest hit song Baby I'm Sorry on the show!


[Videos] NU'EST made their debut on Music Core!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 12:53 AM PDT


Check out NU'EST debut performance on Music Core.

The boys performed I'm Sorry and Face on the show!


[Video] SHINee's comeback teaser on Music Core!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 12:40 AM PDT

SHINee will make their comeback on Music Core next week,check out the teaser below!