Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"[Video] SPICA unveiled Painkiller MV!" plus 24 more

"[Video] SPICA unveiled Painkiller MV!" plus 24 more

[Video] SPICA unveiled Painkiller MV!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 09:29 AM PDT

Check out the full MV of SPICA's new song Painkiller!

[Photos] Sports Hankook’s Exclusive Pictorial – CNBLUE Music Video BTS!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:58 AM PDT

The sensible four "BLUE" men have returned.
As CNBLUE makes their hot comeback with 'Hey You' after a year, they have garnered a lot of attention. After the MV of 'Hey You' was revealed on 26th, it hit the 50,000 views that further proves the support and attention from international fans. Replaying the 4 minutes and 10 seconds length MV is not enough for fans so that Sports Hankook will reveal their MV behind the scenes still photos. Let's be mesmerized by CNBLUE's magic-like exclusive pictorial.

Can you feel our charisma?
Upon the request of the staff, members made some dignified poses.
Here comes the four men with full force, without any smile.

 It's monitoring time!
"Did it come out nicely?" Members are looking at the video taken a while ago and all are showing curiosity.
It is refreshing to see the boys' facial expressions full of curiosity.

Lonesome Jungshin chingu
Bassist Lee Jungshin plays bass to relieve his boredom during filming.
As he braids his hair back beautifully and plays his bass lonesomely,  he looks just like a hero in a movie.

The members chitchat in backstage. Jung Yonghwa leads the discussion.
Even though they stayed up the whole night for the MV shooting, they forget about their tiredness and continued to talk.

Source: Sports.Hankooki
Uploaded by: AJ @ cnbluestorm
Translated by: CebuNuna @ cnbluestorm

[Video/Trans] CNBLUE “Hey You” Presscon Interview by theStar!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:45 AM PDT

The interview of CNBLUE with theStar has been translated. You can check it out below.

0:39~ JYH: Since we had a big success from the start, the expectation toward us is getting higher, we feel burdened more. When we promoted 'I'm a loner', we had an original intention.  So we tried to go back to our original intention and tried to enjoy, just like how we love music itself.
1:12~ KMH: When l listened to it (Hey You) for the first time, I thought that it was perfectly our song and I was touched. Since it (Hey You) contains the cheerful and bright rhythm and melody and touching lyric to hold on to a missing lover who left behind, I feel like it (Hey You) is such a good song.
1:32~ JYH: Until now we have been keeping the same feeling of the title song as well in this album. When we talked with our CEO and our agency, we agreed that we would keep our CNBLUE style till this album without much change. Instead of acting for drama, for the first time I will take a rest for 2 to 3 months and will focus on producing music. During these 2-3 months I will work on the music which will be included in the next album.
2:20 JYH: We are all blood A except Jonghyun. When I let members listen to songs I composed. I could know what they thought about my song just by seeing their eyes. If it was really good, they said "it's awesome. It's the best". But if they were not satisfied, they said "it's good". I tried to rearrange it.
2:50~ LJS: I don't expect much achievement for this album, instead we will enjoy with people and fans who have been waiting for us.
3:00 JYH: You might laugh at it (my dream). My dream is to top in Billboard chart with my own music. We had good timing so we have been achieving this dream little by little. I'm happy about it and I learn a lot every day.  We had tour abroad including USA.  We've done well thanks to good timing, but from now on, I want to climb higher with our music
3:40 JYH: Many bands whom I like will compete in 'Top Band' (name of audition variety show in Korea). I want to compete with them. It's not because of competition but because it will be meaningful to have relation with many bands and to perform together with them.
4:20 JYH: Many people are expecting my hand gesture for title song. I have restriction in live stage because I have to play guitar.  All the gesture I'm thinking is what I've already done. I can't think of anything new, so I'm worried every night. I asked my dongsaeng for new and fresh idea for new gestures. You will find out it at our first music show.
LJH: Not long ago, I saw him studying gesture wearing a sleeveless shirt.  I feel hurtful for it because I can't be much help of him.
JYH: When we did I'm a loner, I did a daring gesture without any practice and without fear. But it was a beginning. I feel burdened more and more. This is the most stressful time to prepare gestures. I even practiced in front of mirror.  I will study hard, and will show you a nice gesture at our first TV show.
Thank you.

Transcript by CebuNuna@cnbluestorm

[News] Sandara Park's past photos have been revealed!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:33 AM PDT

The photos above of 2NE1's Sandara Park were uploaded onto a certain online community board. 

The pictures are from a past Philippine program which made Dara famous in the said country. The past photos show her oval face that has no differences from her current appearance, proving she has a natural beautiful.

Netizens have commented "Wow this must be when she was really young", "Sandara Park's past photos have no humiliation", "It looks tacky, but nothing to be humiliated for", "I guess past photos can never be perfect", "She is a natural beauty!", and "Whoever sees this can tell it's Sandara Park."

What can you say about these past photos of Dara? Leave your opinion by commenting below.

On SBS' Strong Heart, which aired on the 27th, Sandara's showed off her quirkiness and her jokes.

Source:Boom News
Translated by: kristinekwak@YGLadies

[NEWS] New albums of Big Bang and 2NE1 rank high on Oricon's Daily Chart

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:33 AM PDT

Family groups Big Bang and 2NE1 have ranked high in Oricon for their newly-released Japanese albums.

BIGBANG's Alive took the 2nd place on the Oricon chart, while 2NE1's Collection was at number 4.

When the two albums were released on the same day, they captured the top spots of Oricon which proves their popularity in Japan. Big Bang's Japanese new album was released today while their domestic album released last month is still enjoying much love from people. In the Japanese album, two new songs 'Ego' and 'Feeling' were added.

In particular, the new songs 'Feeling' and 'Ego' which have never been released before have attracted attention. Also, 'Feeling' is the opening theme song for the animation 'Transformer Prime', which will be aired in Japan. This is the collaboration work among G-Dragon, T.O.P and the international artist, 'Boys Noize'.

2NE1 have brought out a new feeling by singing the master piece of Madonna 'Like a virgin', and a new remix of 'She's So (Outta Control), a song which is included in the album of Japanese Electronic Artist. Moreover, before their album was officially released, they have released their songs 'Like A virgin', 'scream' and 'love is ouch' through green tea, travel agencies,etc

After the release of the albums on 31st, on 1st of April, both groups will perform in 'Spring Grove' together in Kobe. This is the largest music festival held in Japan. Big Bang will perform with world-class artists 'LMFAO' and 'David Guetta', etc.

Big Bang has released the schedule of '2012 Big Bang Alive Tour In Japan' in five regions of Japan (Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama and Fukuoka). Even before the opening of the official sale of the concert tickets, some of them have already been sold out which shows their popularity in Japan.

Source: Osen
Translated by RICE @

[NEWS] Strong Heart Unaired Cut: G-Dragon talks about T.O.P's "Fantastic Body"

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:32 AM PDT

"I still can't forget about what happened that day. During GD&TOP's promo activities, we attended MAMA in Macau and the hotel room that we stayed in was a suite room. The room was very big with 2 beds next to each other. It was GD&TOP's debut stage and after we finished performing, everyone was really excited so we all went to the afterparty. We drank a lot of alcohol there and when the party ended, we went back up to our room to rest.

Seunghyun hyung casually started taking off his clothes while shouting, "Ah it's hot!" and went to bed. I slept for awhile but was woken up by a sound so I turned my body the other way to check. I don't think it's such a big deal to look at another man in my situation.

Since the beds were so close to each other, I saw Seunghyun hyung's bed when I turned over. A drunk Seunghyun hyung was sitting on his bed. I couldn't see his lower body but he was TOPLESS! (Since I was laying down) my line of vision was slanted, but I can't forget that time. During our promo period, TOP-ssi's hair was white and he wasn't wearing anything on top so he looked like the Statue of David from where I was located!! I don't know what happened to him (probably because he was drunk), but he had a painful expression on his face.

When I think back, I can't help but exclaim "Wow, fantastic body!"

Note: The source attended the Strong Heart recording and since the recording lasts for hours, they usually cut a lot of parts.

[VIDEO] Han Ga In fangirling over G-Dragon

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Source: WeezingKoffing@youtube

[NEWS] Fashion director Nicola Formichetti loves K-Pop & Big Bang

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:27 AM PDT

Full playlist here

Nicola Formichetti is most widely known as the new creative director for the French fashion house MUGLER, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga. He is also known as fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, is a contributing editor of several other fashion magazines, and is fashion director for the clothing company Uniqlo. In November 2010 he was named one of the "most influential creative forces working in fashion today. (Wiki)

[News] Big Bang & 2NE1, Simultaneously targeting Japan with new albums!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:23 AM PDT

Popular idol groups Big Bang and 2NE1 are said to take over Japan at the same time.

Both groups will start promotions with new Japanese albums on the 28th. Big Bang with "Alive" and 2NE1 with their first full album, "Collection."

The Alive Japanese Album of Big Bang has 2 new songs which means those songs are not included in their Alive Korean Album. The 2 new songs are 'Ego' and Feeling'. The album has a total of 10 tracks.

Big Bang new song 'Feeling' was chosen to be the theme song for Transformer Prime, a Japanese animation, and it was made by Boyz Noisa, Big Bang's GDragon and TOP.

However, the tracks of 2NE1's first Japanese Album "Collection' are from their Korean albums and a new track 'Like A Virgin'. So their new album will consists of Japanese version of their Korean songs and a bonus track.

2NE1 covered Madonna's hit "Like a Virgin" with a new feel. Also, they featured in Japanese electronic artist M-Flo's 6th album with the song 'She's So (Outta Control, feat. 2NE1).

After the release of both albums on the 31st, both groups will perform in the top Japanese music festival, Spring Groove.

Source: My daily news trans: @kristenkwak

[News] Girls’ Generation to Appear on ‘Mecha Mecha Iketeru’!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:09 AM PDT

Girls' Generation is slated to appear on March 31st for a special three-hour broadcast on Fuji TV's "Mecha Mecha Iketeru" alongside famous Japanese comedy group Ninety Nine. This will be Girls' Generation's first appearance in a Japanese variety show.
Okamura Takashi, a member of Ninety Nine and self-professed fan of Girls' Generation, traveled to Seoul specifically for filming alongside fellow comedians, Yabe Hiroyuki and Kato Kouji. The group called themselves the "Okamura Takashi's Exploration Party" and they went to Korea in hopes of filming with Girls' Generation, who seemed to have inherited the beauty from an ancient clan called, "The House of Young Girls". (TL: "The House of Young Girls" is a play on Girls' Generation's Japanese name where "Generation" is replaced with "clan". Furthermore, the word "clan" indicates a passage of time which relates back to the original name, "Generation".)
Upon arrival, Okamura was instantly captivated by Girls' Generation's famed looks and whined, "They are so cute. I don't want to go home!", and after seeing Girls' Generation perform "MR.TAXI" with their shapely leg movements, he added, "I want to meet them again next week."
In addition, a picture was tweeted of the group posing with Girls' Generation, which can be seen below.

Translated by: arghninja@Soshified
Edited by: SNSDave@Soshified, SeraphKY@Soshified, LetsGo@Soshified

[News] Jewelry's Jooyeon shares a sweet note from Jo Kwon

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Jewelry's Jooyeon recently shared a photo of 2AM's album with a sweet note from Jo Kwon.

On March 27th, Jooyeon tweeted, "My beloved Kwon oppa gave me 2AM's CD. Thank you so much. I love all of their songs from this album. Especially the song 'I Love You I Love You' that Chang Min wrote. It's lovely."

The photo shows 2AM's album with a handwritten letter from Jo Kwon that reads, "We need to talk more with one another. It's so nice to see you live each day of your life without losing your positive spirit. Let's keep it up! I Love You."

Netizens commented, "Jo Kwon has such nice handwriting", "They seem to be so close" and "Never seen a guy write so nicely."

[Photo] YoonA flaunts beautiful skin for Innisfree

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:48 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yoona shows off her unchanging beauty and natural beautiful skin in the newest advertisement photo for Innisfree.

YoonA, who has been promoting the brand as its main model, shows a clear, smooth, moist skin with a minimal make up. Her clean and spotless face that fits perfectly for the cosmetic brand captivates the viewers.

Fans commented, "Yoona a goddess looks even beautiful without makeup", "Where can I buy Yoona's moist skin?" and "She is so beautiful~".

[Photo] T-ara's Jiyeon shows her cute puffy cheeks

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:36 AM PDT

Jiyeon of the girl group T-ara revealed a cute selca of herself.

On March 28th, Jiyeon updated her personal Twitter saying, "Because the weather is good, my mood is good too~♥", along with the photo above.

In the photo, Jiyeon is seen staring at the camera with her big smoky eyes and puffy cheeks. Her flawless beauty and cute expression have touch the hearts of her male fans.

[Video] KARA recorded a video message for Taiwanese fans!

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:33 AM PDT

Check out the video below as KARA promotes their special repackaged album as well a their fanmeet on 31st March in Taiwan!

[Photo] Yoo Seung Ho gets into a car accident

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:24 AM PDT

Just for his drama.

On March 28th, a preview still cut showing actor Yoo Seung Ho bleeding from a car accident has been unveiled. The photo shows the dramatic scene of a car accident on TV Chosun's drama series "Operation Proposal."

Yoo Seung Ho's character Baek Ho lost his consciousness after getting into a car accident. In the scene, Baek Ho's car turned over as he tried not to bump into another car on the other lane.

Due to the high risk, the production had to do many safety checks on the highway and even utilized a real stuntman to film the dangerous scene.

Operation Proposal is a story about a man who goes back to the past to get his first love back. It's based on a Japanese drama series of the same title. Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Park Eun Bin and written by Yoo Ji Ryun, Operation Proposal will air its last episode on March 29.

[Video] Real Wonder Girls takes you to autograph party

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:12 AM PDT

On March 28th, a new episode of 'Real Wonder Girls' has been released on the Wonder Girls' official Youtube channel. The video features the autograph party of the girls held in Korea recently.

Highlights showing the girls signing autographs, singing, interacting with their fans and Hyerim's adorable 'booing booing' expressions were all seen in the clip.

Check it out below!

[Photo] Adorable crybaby past of 2NE1's Sandara revealed

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Old photos of a bright and adorable 2NE1's Sandara were recently resurfaced and currently drawing a lot of attention amongst netizens.

On an online community, the photos were posted with the caption, "Old photos of Sandara Park in the Philippines". The screen captures were taken from a show which aired in the Philippines long ago.

In the photos, Sandara looks fresh and young with the same pretty facial features. The 2NE1 member is looking not-so happy and bursts into tears, which attracted more attention.

Netizens commented, "What made her burst into tears?", "Even in the old pictures, she looks cute", "Sandara Park's time flows backwards" and more.

[News] Lee Dong Gun in talks for comeback project

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Actor Lee Dong Gun, who finally completed his 22 month military service and was discharged from the Korean army earlier today, will be resuming his acting activities.

Lee Dong Gun is currently in talks to star in a figure-skating drama, "Can't Lose" though the show's broadcaster and air date have yet to be announced. A representative stated, "Lee is going over the script and we are currently in the final stages of making our decision."

During his discharge ceremony earlier, Lee Dong Gun talked about his next production. He said, "I've already picked the next production and will soon start shooting for an upcoming drama."

With his remarks, many are speculating that the actor has confirmed for the new figure-skating drama "Can't Lose."

Meanwhile, Lee Dong Gun made his debut as an actor in 1998. He is well-known for his roles in dramas "Lovers in Paris", "Sweet 18" and "Smile Again."

[News] 4minute teams up with Shinsadong Tiger for comeback

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 06:36 AM PDT

Though their comeback has been continuously delayed, the recent news of 4minute finally shooting their comeback music video made their fans excited for the girls' return. This time, more details about the group's upcoming new album have been revealed.

According to a representative, 4minute will be working again with Shinsadong Tiger, the producer behind 4minute's past hits "Hot Issue", "Muzik", "Mirror Mirror" and more. Shinsadong Tiger has worked on their new album productions, which was revealed to bring a whole different feel.

4minute's new album is set to be released on mid-April.

[News] Shin Hye Sung to perform in a chair for Shinhwa's comeback

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Shinhwa is set to make their comeback stage with latest title track "Venus" on Mnet's M! Countdown on March 29th. However, member Shin Hye Sung will be sitting on a chair and will participate in the performances mostly with his vocals.

During Shinhwa's 14th anniversary concert, Shin Hye Sung injured his knee after he fell during a jump performance using a lift. His injury hasn't healed completely yet, but he's determined to join the group for their first music show comeback.

Shinhwa will be performing from their title track "Venus" as well as "Hurts" off of their 10th album "The Return."

[Photo] Posters for Yoo In Na's "Queen In Hyun's Man" revealed

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 06:12 AM PDT

Actress Yoo In Na transformed into spring goddess for the official posters for the upcoming tvN's drama "Queen In Hyun's Man."

Yoo In Na will play the role of Choi Hee Jin, who finds love through a man that transcends space and time. Choi Hee Jin is a struggling actress who hasn't been able to obtain a serious role since her debut 5 years ago. She than meets and falls in love with scholar named Kim Boong Do, who time traveled from the Chosun era to the present.

Kim Boong Do will be played by actor Ji Hyun Woo. He will play a traditional scholar from the Chousn era which experiences a mysterious time warp and ends up in 2012. He encounters an actress (played by Yoo In Na) who plays Queen In Hyun in a TV drama "New Jang Hee Bin." The two portray a love story that transcends time, space, age, and all other differences.

The pilot episode of "Queen Inhyun's Man" will air on April 18th!

[News] Suzy promotes her movie with her aegyo

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 06:00 AM PDT

On March 28, several photos of miss A's Suzy showing her aegyo surfaced in an online community forum. Titled "Suzy's Film Stage Greeting", the screen caps showed Suzy doing the classic 'bbooing bbooing' during the conference for her new movie "Introduction to Architecture."

During the event, fans requested Suzy to make the adorable 'bbooing bbooing' expression. Suzy complied and showed off her distinctive bright smile and adorable charms to her fans. In particular, uncle fans and viewers alike were immediately drawn to Suzy's innocent and shy expressions.

Many fans repeatedly showered Suzy with compliments and cheered for her. When it was time to leave, Suzy said, "Please greet me with love the next time I come to Busan."

[Photo] Ha Ji Won points her gun to Lee Seung Gi

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 05:48 AM PDT

On March 28th, MBC's new Wednesday-Thursday series "The King 2Hearts" released new preview teasers for the upcoming intense fourth episode.

The still cuts feature the scene of Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi during World Officer Championship.

The initial meeting of the two lead seemed to encounter a conflict, resulting to angry Ha Ji Won pointing her gun to Lee Seung Gi.

The reasons behind the gun pointing and how it plays out will be shown on March 29th.

[News] From Mucifer Jeon Hyunmoo, “Why I Like SHINee”

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 05:38 AM PDT

Yesterday, Hyunmoo tweeted about an article he wrote about SHINee. (refer to the article below):

It is amazing to see that my name is one of SHINee's main associated search words and mentioned at least once in comments after Lucifer is performed on TV. It is personally my infinite honor to be connected to super Korean Wave stars, but I also feel pleased that my sincerity is now acknowledged. Even Jonghyun named me as SHINee's PR ambassador and sent me his enthusiastic cheers. People ask me, why do you like SHINee so much?

It was three years ago. One day a new group's five members, who were boys rather than men, jumped out of a van parked at the KBS building and made a 90 degrees bow to me. I was only a new MC who wasn't very distinguished at that time on TV, but they bounced out of their car as if they were told to and got back into their car one by one after bowing politely. They looked all nervous, and one member (it seems Onew as I look back) even hit the ceiling of the car with his head while rushing out of the car.

I paid attention to those five fellows thinking their nervous look is cute and at the same time feeling sorry. Because I remember the smart and 'shiny' eyes of the five members whose faces looked stiff, and because the size of ambition emanating from their eyes was similar to mine, I think I have kept them in my memory. So I tried to do SHINee's dance on TV whenever there is a chance and liked to mention SHINee if possible. Many people may remember only my Lucifer dance, but I danced to Juliette and Ring Ding Dong more than enough in all kinds of entertainment programs. If I had to dance, I wanted to do SHINee's dance.

Our encounter at the KBS building, the strong impression they made on me at that time, and my pure intention to cheer for their success, I feel nowadays the sincerity of all these has come to pass. Seeing fans passionate about SHINee in England, France, Japan, and so on as well as in Korea, I feel proud. For the past one and half year when SHInee was busy with their overseas activities, I have made up for their hiatus dancing to Lucifer. You may find a connection by chance in your everyday life, but it can come this dramatically in the broadcasting world. Broadcasting is not so different since it is also a human activity.

SHINee is now back as men. Out of boyhood, they are now more qualified as men and adding mass appeal to their quality music. I truly wish they could grow to become the front-runner of K-POP.

By the way, Onew, Jonghyun, Taemin, Key, Minho ya~
Isn't Sherlock too difficult?
I hope the rumor that you made the choreography so hard to keep me from covering your dance is just a rumor.
kkkkkk ;;;

Jeon Hyunmoo is now SHINee's sixth member to shawols :) The episode how he met SHINee for the first time is so true to what we know about SHINee. There was a reason he did SHINee's dance on TV so much. With Sherlock, SHINee is grabbing people's attention. SHINee's comeback performances were truly sensational. And we know they deserve all the praises.

[Source: | Trans by jujugal]

[News] Lee Seung Gi tearfully leaves "Strong Heart"

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 05:36 AM PDT

MC Lee Seung Gi was seen shedding tears as he completed his final recording for SBS "Strong Heart".

On March 27th episode of SBS "Strong Heart", YG Entertainment artist gathered for the "Strong Heart – YG Family Special". This special also conincided with the last emceeing duty for MC Lee Seung Gi.

A preview clip of next week's second part of the special, in which Lee Seung Gi's tearful goodbye was briefly shown, drew the attention of the viewers. In the preview, Lee Seung Gi tearfully saying, "I remember the first time. I wondered if I could lead Strong Heart as the lone MC."

Meanwhile, actor Lee Dong Wook and MC Shin Dong Yup will take over Lee Seung Gi's MC spot starting the new episodes to be aired on April 10th.