Saturday, March 31, 2012

"[Video] Who is the cutest Exo's member?" plus 24 more

"[Video] Who is the cutest Exo's member?" plus 24 more


[Video] Who is the cutest Exo's member?

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:59 AM PDT


Exo's Tao,Sehun and Kai show off their aegyo on their showcase today,who do you think is the cutest member?

[NEWS] f(x) Krystal gets teary eyed for the farewell for High Kick Through the roof 3

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:50 AM PDT



F(x)'s Krystal gets teary eyed for the end of High Kick through the roof 3 and couldn't hold it back on the farewell party for the show. On the 29th of March, a video was shared on the official block of the MBC show and on the video you can see the cast, crew and staff gathered as they watched the last episode of the show together.

 On the event, Krystal couldn't help but cry as she expressed her sadness that the show has come to end, the fellow actors, directors and staff all felt the same and comforted Krysal. At the end of the day, the directors, staff and cast bowed to each other as a sign of their gratitude and thanks for working together for the show.

 Meanwhile, there has been now follow up yet for the show as there is no confirmed news if there will be a new season or if a new show will be replacing it on it's air time.

Source:http://news.nate.com/view/20120331n08489

[Video] Highlights of Exo's showcase!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 08:20 AM PDT


SM uploaded an official video of Exo's showcase on SM Town's official Youtube channel,have a look at the video below for more exclusive cuts!

[Video] Dong Hae and Eun Hyuk unveiled Japanese version Oppa Oppa MV!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:55 AM PDT



Check out the full PV of Oppa Oppa here!

[Video] SNSD unveiled a teaser for Lotte Department CF!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:55 AM PDT


Check out the short teaser of SNSD's Lotte Department CF!

[news] Rookie group EXO thanks Leeteuk and Yunho for helping them and giving them advice

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:25 AM PDT



On the 31st of March, rookie group EXO (EXO-K) and (EXO-M) held a press conference and their showcase at the Olympic hall in Seoul. At the press conference the members shared that their senior's Leeteuk and Yunho were of great help to them.

 The memebrs of EXO shared that Super Junior's Leeteuk and DBSK's Yunho helped them a lot learning the choreography for their songs and helped them practice, not only that they gave a lot of advice when it comes to teamwork and leadership, they also shared that they will never forget the wise words that Leeteuk and Yunho gave them when they were still trainees.

 Meanwhile, EXO has released their first single "what is love" and "History" and will be releasing their first mini album "MAMA" on the 9th next month and continue to perform showcase in Korea and China next month.

Source:http://news.nate.com/view/20120331n08995

[Pictures] T-ara's Soyeon unveiled a pair of doll-like selcas!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:00 AM PDT

 T-ara's member Soyeon uploaded 2 new selcas on her Twitter.

She mentioned that the weather is really nice today,it seems that she is in good mood today.

Fans praised her cute expressions and her pretty huge eyes,like her new selcas?


[news] Infinite challenge not only loses viewers but also revenue

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:55 AM PDT



It has been 9 weeks since the MBC variety show "Infinite Challenge" has postponed its normal broadcast and has been airing re-runs due to the ongoing strike of the labor union in MBC and it has not only been receiving complaints and loss from viewers but also in terms of revenue.

 The show seems to have lost about 20 billion won in advertising revenue and it continuous to lose more and more revenues as the show continuous to air re-runs.

The show per episode loses about 7.89 million won in damage, from sales and advertising alike and it seems that the show will continue to suffer it's misfortune as it is scheduled to air another re run this coming 31st of March.

Source:http://news.nate.com/view/20120331n09727

[news] Wonder Girls to transform into mentors for K-pop Star audition

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:25 AM PDT



For the April 1'st episode of SBS "K-pop star audition" the Top 6 contestants will be receiving a once in a lifetime opportunity to receive and learn from one of the best which is the Wonder Girls aside from receiving special training from the different agencies which got the contestants pretty excited.

 For Park Jin Young, he sent Wonder Girls to give the contestants advice and the members of Wonder Girls warmly welcomed them and gave them training and constructive advices. The contestants also cannot hide their excitement upon meeting the girls of Wonder Girls face to face especially receiving advice from them.

The members of Wonder Girls also gave them idea's on song selections also style tips.Meanwhile, the episode will be airing on the 1st of April on SBS.

Source:http://news.nate.com/view/20120330n25296

[news] Secret’s Hyosung shows off her slimmer thighs in recent performance!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:58 AM PDT



It has been previously reported that Hyosung lost 5 kg to prepare for Secret's set of concert tours in Japan especially for her transformation as Beyonce on her special stage and her slimmer figure is being noticed even more on Secret's most recent live performances.

 On a certain performance, Hyosung appeared wearing hot pants showing off her thighs and you can notice that she has much slimmer thighs and figure now and you can really tell she lost quite a sum of weight.

 Netizens commented, "Wow, her diet is so effective", "Her thigh is much slimmer now", "her face also got smaller now".

Source:http://news.nate.com/view/20120331n04333?mid=e0102
Translated by:Blue Princess @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

[Videos] Exo performed rumoured debut single "MAMA" on their showcase!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:24 AM PDT

Check out some performance clips from Exo's showcase,the boys performed the rumoured debut single "MAMA" on the show,enjoy!


Also check out their History performance!

[NEWS] Popdust's "The Great Boy Band Hair-Off, Final: Princeton vs. G-Dragon

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:13 AM PDT

Over the next week, we're going to be squaring 32 of the all-time greatest boy band hair cuts—individual members of boy bands that is, with some groups having multiple eligible members (and one or two members having multiple eligible haircuts)—off against one another, with the goal of crowning the greatest boy band haircut of all time. From Davy Jones of The Monkees' Proto-Bieber 'do to Justin Timberlake's stringy Ramen-noodle look from his 'N Sync days to Harry Styles of One Direction's soon-to-be-iconic swoop, haircuts from all eras of boy bands are in play.

Our first rounds saw a great number of lower-seeded upsets, launching today's biggest stars over classic and cult coiffure role models alike—so much for our strange fascination with Chris Kirkpatrick's skunk nest. A total of two number one seeds fell to the bracket game floor in the first round, just like the strands of their once-fabled hairstyles did many years ago, while One Direction's Harry Styles prevailed over U.K. mate Nathan Sykes of The Wanted in round two, ending the ongoing debate over who is more awesome—for now. Most recently, K-pop fans and Disney lovers made their feelings known in the Final Four, while R&B fans were forced to show their true allegiances.

Next up: The final! Princeton of Mindless Behavior vs. G-Dragon of Big Bang. Examine the matchup below, and then vote in the poll underneath to decide who you want to win the Popdust Boy Band Hair-Off Crown. We promise it won't mess up their 'do.

Vote for G-Dragon HERE.

Source: popdust.com
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[NEWS] Big Bang Mentioned in "Topman Generation" Magazine

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:12 AM PDT


SONIC FEATURE: K-POP IDOLS

We Reveal The Day-Glo Chart-Toppers Putting South Korean Pop On The Musical Map


As pop music continues its stranglehold on charts, hearts and wallets alike, some of the genres' biggest artists are ones you've never even heard of – Girls' Generation, 2NE1, Super Junior, Kara, SHINee, B2ST, MBLAQ, BIGBANG... They're K-pop idols and even if you're no longer 14 years old, it's hard to resist the lure of K-pop's aeygo.

The cogs and wheels of its industry have helped propel the Hallyu Wave far beyond the kitsch of J-pop. Record companies like J Tune and YG call themselves families, but they're strictly regimented empires who keep their stars on tight leashes while overseeing everything from group formation to music production to spokesperson contracts for phones, drinks and clothing labels. K-pop isn't just music, it's a way of life and with the groups raking in millions off the Asia Pacific market alone, it's also a highly lucrative one.

Behind-the-scenes, though fascinating, is dwarfed by K-pop's public image. Idols are called idols for a reason – girls are perfect porcelain dolls and that pretty much goes for the boys as well. Long gone are the days of groups styled like a 90s parody, it's head-to-toe high-end labels ranging from the sublime (Givenchy) to jaw-droppingly outrĂ© (Jeremy Scott), the wardrobes as extravagant as their glossy MV's (music videos). Much like American hip hop is all about flashing the cash, so K-pop has followed suit – diamonds, gleaming sports cars and pimped-out sets are de rigueur for your average MV – even if, ironically, artists do return to cramped dorms where they live for most of their careers.

At this point, I'll warn you that if you've hated every song that's burst from the brain David Guetta/*insert current chart botherer here*, Nicky Minaj, Justin Timberlake or anything auto-tuned within an inch of its life, the likelihood of you embracing K-pop is somewhat hampered. The gleeful mash up of Euro-disco, R'n'B, hip hop and retro-pop produces glorious, OTT songs that you can't quite sing along to but who cares that you don't understand Korean or the snatches of English are sometimes utterly nonsensical, the sheer vitality is electrifying.

Thus far girl groups have been more successfully received outside traditional markets than the boys. Wonder Girls had their own movie on the Teen Nick channel and Girls' Generation released their first English language single "The Boys" in the US, however, the androgynous features of the boys and their high-fashion style are struggling against the guy-next-door appeal of groups like One Direction and also that, in the main, boy bands are no longer fashionable. But the West continues to beckon for K-pop's male idols and if it's going to happen it's anticipated BIGBANG will break through. Despite the controversy surrounding the group last year – G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong) failed a drug test and was forced into a "remorse period" while Daesung was involved in a fatal car accident that left a motorcyclist dead – and most presuming they'd split given the circumstances, they won Best Worldwide Act at the 2011 MTV EMA's.

Having consistently pushed for control over their career beyond what's allowed of their contemporaries, they've become poster boys for a different kind of K-pop, with G-Dragon, in particular, yearning for the creative freedom afforded to American musicians even as he endeavours to remain a South Korean artist. In late February 2012 they released with their fifth mini-album, ALIVE, to be supported by a 25-cities/16-countries world tour which will be closely watched to see how a group who has yet to record a song in English can succeed globally. They're pitted against their label-mates 2NE1 – the coolest, sexiest girl group of all – who've had Will.I.Am produce their forthcoming record in what's seen as a bid to reach Western audiences.

However, efforts like those of 2NE1 and Girls' Generation are dividing fans. Long before Gaga's "Little Monsters" or Ke$ha's "Animals", the likes of BIGBANG's VIPs and MBLAQ's A+s gave K-pop the opportunity to grow in both influence and wealth. South Korean pop is beloved because it's South Korean, laced with all the home-grown references and reinterpreted multi-cultural influences that make it so distinctive. The big question is can it evolve to become a truly worldwide movement without being re-engineered for those wehgukin too bland and narrow-minded to appreciate K-pop in all its quirky brilliance. It's unanswerable until the rest of 2012 plays out but by the year end you're going to have the Hallyu Wave lapping at your feet whether you like it or not.

Key Tracks In the K-Pop Universe:
2NE1: I Am The Best, Clap Your Hands
BIGBANG: Cafe, Tonight, Beautiful Hangover
GD&T.O.P: High High, Knock Out, Baby Good Night
G-Dragon: Heartbreaker, Breathe, She's Gone
SHINee: Lucifer, Juliette, Y.O.U
MBLAQ: Cry, Mona Lisa
B2ST: Breath, Say No

Taylor Glasby is a contributor for Topman GENERATION. She also writes for Disorder Magazine.

Topman is the stand-alone fashion business counterpart of Topshop that caters exclusively to men's clothing. Towards the end of 2011, Topman began to release issues of its online magazine Topman Generation centering art, music and fashion.

Source: Topman Generation and tazanya@ygladies

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[PHOTO/MISC] Big Bang Setlist from Springroove Day 1 in Osaka

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:11 AM PDT


-Tonight
-Hands Up
-talk/ment
- How Gee
-Gara Gara Go
-talk/ment 2
-Bad Boy
-Fatastic Baby
-FEELING (Encore)

Source: @chaam0703 and @mmaakjk (photo)

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[Picture] SISTAR's Bora and Soyou supported K.Will's concert with a cute selca!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 04:50 AM PDT

SISTAR's Bora uploaded a new selca on SISTAR's official Twitter account today!

She is seen posing with member Soyou in the photo above.

She mentioned that the weather is absolutely amazing today and they will be attending K.Will's concert in Daegu!

Hope that they enjoy the show,K.Will hwaiting!

[Picture] Jay Park unveiled his new haircut!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 04:25 AM PDT

Jay Park unveiled his new haircut!

Jay Park uploaded a new phoot of himself on Twitter!

He is seen posing confidently in his new short hairstyle,like it?

[Video] Royal Pirates did a perfect cover for Ailee's Heaven!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:53 AM PDT

Check out Royal Pirates' amazing cover for Ailee's hit sonf Heaven!

[Video] Miss A said goodbye with Over You on Music Core!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:30 AM PDT


Miss A had a very successful run with their latest hit song Touch,the girls performed their last stage on Music Core today,check out their goodbye stage ehre!

[Picture] Wonder Girls' Sohee is a gorgeous "Woman in Black"!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:54 AM PDT

Wonder Girls' official Twitter account uploaded a photo of member Sohee on 31st March.

Sohee is seen posing confidently in the photo above in all black outfits.

Fans commented that Sohee looks cool and cute at the same time in black.

Like Sohee's Woman In Black style?

[Picture] Miss A's Suzy shines in school uniform!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:24 AM PDT

Miss A's Suzy's uniform photos have become topic of discussion among netizens lately!

Suzy is seen posing naturally in school uniform in the photo above.

Fans who have seen the photos above commented that she shines like a superstar even when she is just wearing ordinary school uniform.

Do you have any comment regarding her school uniform looks?

[News] Beast to be the face of ramen in Japan!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:54 AM PDT



K-pop group Beast has become the new face of Nongshim's iconic line of spicy instant noodles, Shin Ramen.


Nongshim Japan said on March 30 that the band was picked to represent the brand just in time for the launch of Shin Ramen Black available in bowls, which was launched in coincide with the company's 10th anniversary in Japan.

"We believe that the band's daring attitude as a leading K-pop group embodies the heat and passion encapsulated in our ramen," said a spokesperson for Nongshim Japan.



The band will star in two TV advertisements; one for the original version of Shin Ramen and one for Shin Ramen Black, which the company claimed to have nutritional value equivalent to a bowl of Korean-style beef soup at the time of launch.

The band recorded a song "Red & Black" to be used for the commercials and in the red version, the band exudes a strong K-pop flavor with a powerful dance performance. Meanwhile in the commercial for the prestigious black version, the band assumes a bold persona as the video was shot in monotone accompanied by rock and roll beats.

The commercials are set to air in Japan as well as being available from the ramen company's Website from April 2.


Source: KoreaJoongAngDaily

[NEWS] Kim Gu Ra was ignored by the friends of his son because of Big Bang

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:33 AM PDT

Kim Gu Ra revealed a story of humiliation which attracted laughter.

His son appeared in 'Star Junior Show' of SBS and said,'because I appeared in the programme,when I went back for the new school year, people would ask me for the signatures of the celebrities or even their contacts. People will also ask,'What is Big Bang doing? what do the members of SNSD like? Is it correct that somebody is dating somebody?'etc.

Kim Gura said,' kids nowadays are so irrelevant.' Since he once went to his son's school but faced humiliation. He continued,'When I went there,the girls asked me,"adjussi,you have seen Big Bang before?"and I answered, "no, I have not" they then said,"you saw them in 'Intimate Note'."Then they all went away. His story of being neglected has attracted laughter.

The programme will be broadcasted at 5:15 pm today.

Source: newsen
Translated by: Rice @bigbangupdates.com

[Videos] "Hey You",CN Blue is "Still In Love" on Music Core!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:17 AM PDT

CN Blue started the promotional activities of their new album Ear Fun on various music shows.

The boys performed their new song Still In Love and Hey You on Music Core aired today,check out their performance here!



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

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:06 AM PDT


Check out SHINHWA's comeback performance on Music Core~


[Video] SPICA made their comeback with Painkiller on Music Core!

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 12:40 AM PDT


Check out SPICA's comeback performance on Music Core,the girls performed their latest hit song Painkiller!