Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"[INFO] Yoochun related in Yoohwan’s Sports Tonga Interview!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] Yoochun related in Yoohwan’s Sports Tonga Interview!" plus 24 more


[INFO] Yoochun related in Yoohwan’s Sports Tonga Interview!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT



1) Oh, who is this? It's the Crown Prince! When I came to the standby room, I saw that my brother has arrived. Although we live together, we hardly see each other since we've been so busy. Roof Top Prince was shooting its scenes at Incheon so they came to our filming site. The day he came, Roof Top Prince has just won the first place in its ratings so his smile was so big that his lips almost pulled all the way up to his ears.
2) 'Park Family', our staffs. My brother's staffs and mine overlap. Having been with them for more than a year, they often stay at our house if the filming ends late at night. It's like a sports team, ha.

Source: Sports Tonga via Nate
Credit: yujini Weibo
Translated by: Mandragore of JYJ3

[INFO] 2PM named CF model for Sempio black vinegar drink in Japan!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:47 AM PDT


2PM has been named CF models for Sempio Black Vinegar Drink in Japan! 2PM will be holding a press conference in Japan tomorrow, April 12th and the CF will begin airing on April 17th. 

<백년동안 흑초> is a Korean vinegar drink~ you can view the product on Sempio's english homepage: http://www.sempio.co...CO&cate2=POCON2

A little background on Sempio according to their english homepage: "Sempio" is Korea's oldest and most renowned commercial brand of soy sauce, and its great popularity among homemakers attests to its brand power." read more here -> http://www.sempio.co...aboutSempio.asp

And if you're interested, here is the Korean homepage http://100year.sempio.com/ 


CREDITS: SEMPIO'S TWITTER (SOURCE) ; 2ONEDAY.COM (SUMMARY)

[NEWS] U-ie is the “Queen of Honey Thighs”!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:32 AM PDT




Honey thighs, if you don't know, have very little fat on them and are well proportioned to the rest of the body. While very few idols have been given the title in the past, there are quite a few that have become well know for their perfect legs in the last few years. Recently a ranking was created and the top idol with honey thighs is none other than:
U-ie…The Queen of Honey Thighs!
As a former competitive swimmer, After School member UEE's leg muscles have been trained extensively since she was young, which is the reason for her long and lean legs. She was even judged by dermatologists and plastic surgeons who stated: "The balance between her torso length and leg length is perfect", and "Her long calves are refreshing."

Credit: Ningin + Gif; kpopcorngifs

[NEWS] FT Island, SHINee and MBLAQ to visit Hong Kong's Disneyland while filming 'Sponge'!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:15 AM PDT


Some of the members of the 3 idol groups from South Korea which are  FT Island (Lee Hong Ki, Choi Jong Hun), SHINee (Jonghyun and Taemin) and MBLAQ (Lee Joon and Mir) arrived in Hong Kong yesterday afternoon. The fans of the groups waited for them at the airport and became completely wild after seeing their idols.There were about 50 security and police officers who tried and did their best to maintain discipline but due to the excitement of the fans to see their idols, they chased the cars dangerously.

The members of the said groups are expected to stay in Hong Kong for few days to film a variety program, Sponge.  They will go to many parts of Hong Kong's attractions which includes Tai O, HK Disneyland, and many more.



Source: Peng Peng News (http://ent.pengpeng..../11113.html#p=4)
Chinese - English Translations: _almightyblings
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[VIDEO] SISTAR unleashed Alone MV!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 08:03 AM PDT

Female group SISTAR announced their official comeback with the release of the full MV of their latest hit song Alone,check out the MV here,like their new song?

[NEWS] JOO and BTOB’s Jung Ilhoon are siblings

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 07:44 AM PDT


Solo singer JOO and rookie group BTOB's member Jung Ilhoon have been revealed to be siblings.

On April 10th, JOO made a surprising post on her Twitter. She wrote, "Yes everyone it's true~ BTOB's Jung Ilhoon is my little brother...Haha^^ BTOB is awesome right? Kekeke please love them lots! And Ilhoon as well~~."

Ilhoon also mentioned in a radio program that her older sister has been supporting him enthusiastically during BTOB's debut promotions. He said, "She gives me a lot of support. She tells me to do what I want without interfering. If I happen to do something wrong, she'll give me straight-forward criticism and cheer me on."



Source: JOO's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] T-ara’s Hyomin updates fans from Milan

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 07:21 AM PDT


Girl group T-ara member Hyomin updated fans on their trip to Europe.

On April 11th, Hyomin posted a couple of pictures on her Twitter with the comment, "It's our first morning in Milan. We're talking about many things and planning our shooting schedule for today. But we're busy eating now."

In the pictures, Hyomin can be seen studying the city map. In another cut, T-ara members along with upcoming Core Content's girl group are having a breakfast together.

Netizens commented, "Breakfast in Milan!" "Good luck with your shooting", "There are beauties only" and more.

For eight nights and nine days, T-ara will travel through Milan, Venice, Austria and Switzerland. Along with director Cha Eun Taek, fashion photographer Jo Se Hyun, and 20 other staff members, they will film a documentary of the girls' trip, as well as the music video and photoshoot for the new girl group.


Source: Hyomin's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] JYJ’s fans make mosaic from proof shots of voting

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 07:05 AM PDT


While many celebrities are uploading proof shots of themselves voting during the 19th National Assembly Election, JYJ's fans also participated and created a mosaic from the collected voting pictures.

Fans responded to member Jaejoong's tweet on April 9th, "Everyone please do take part in the general elections votings. Please upload proof shots~^^". JYJ's fans each took proof shots in front of voting posts, while holding JYJ related items such as CDs, pictures and messgaes, and uploaded them online.

Netizens who saw the pictures commented, "JYJ's fans and their proof shots are just amazing", "Fans are going after their idols", "An appropriate fandom formed! They are the best" and more.


Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] JYJ’s Yoochun introduces ‘Rooftop Forces’

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 06:40 AM PDT


As "Rooftop Prince" cancelled its broadcast to give way for the 19th National Assembly election, JYJ's Yoochun revealed a funny photo to make up for the fans.

On April 11th, Yoochun posted three photos on his Twitter account of cast members Han Ji Min, Jung Suk Won, Choi Woo Shik and Lee Min Ho of SBS's "Rooftop Prince".

Yoochun wrote, "Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart Captain Rooftop Man, 'Rooftop Forces!!!' Hoot~", evoking laughter from the viewers. In the photos, the members are standing in formation of old action shows like the Power Rangers. With Han Ji Min in the center, the other members stood besides her in a V Formation while having flashy eyes to add comical effects.



Source: Yoochun's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] TVXQ’s Japanese single “Still” certified gold

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 06:13 AM PDT


The duo TVXQ continues to prove its status as one of Hallyu representatives in Japan, writing another new record in the country.

On April 11th, TVXQ's new Japanese single "Still" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan as of the month of March. (A gold certification requires cumulatives sales of more than 100,000 copies) Released on March 14th, the single sold more than 100,000 copies within 2 days.

TVXQ has certainly taken Japan by storm with "Still". The single debuted #1 on Oricon Daily Singles chart by selling over 84,000 copies on the first day. It hasn't died down and continued its reign on the weekly chart.

"Still" also marked TVXQ's 10th weekly #1 single album, the first for foreign singer in Japan in 45 years since Oricon started ranking sales.



Source: dongbangdata
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Shin Ji Soo reacts to agency CEO arrest

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:58 AM PDT


Following the arrest of her agency Open World Entertainment CEO for sexual assault charges, actress Shin Ji Soo has opened up on how she doesn't want her name to be brought up related to the issue.

On April 11th, Shin Ji Soo posted on her Twitter, "Can journalists write their article titles truthfully, without throwing in names just to attract more curious readers? My family's worried about me. I'm 'Innocent Ji Soo.' I don't want to be involved in something like this when I'm all about staying innocent."

The tweet refers to how her name was used in the title of several articles about the CEO arrest. These misleading titles have her fans worried and speculate that something could have happened to Shin Ji Soo as well.

Source: Shin Ji Soo's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] Super Junior’s Yesung goes bald!

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:43 AM PDT


Super Junior member Yesung became the center of attention with his surprising shaved head.

On April 11th, Yesung tweeted the above photo and wrote, "Will it be like this if I shave my head?" In the photo, the Yesung can be seen with a completely bald and shiny head while showing an expressionless face.

Netizens who've seen the photo commented, "What happen to ur hair?" "You look so funny!" "You have everyone in a panic!! Why you do these things to us poor ELF?" "Oppa, pleasee stop this joke!" and more.

Source: Yesung's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] 2AM to hold Facebook fan meeting

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:28 AM PDT


Ballad group 2AM will be wrapping up promotion activities for their second mini-album 'F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love.' The group will deliver their goodbye stage on the April 15 episode of SBS' 'Inkigayo'.

The group has been pulling off fairly good records with their title track "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" by scoring number of wins on various music programs as well as on online music charts since its release on March 12. To express their gratitude to fans, 2AM will be holding a special Facebook fan meeting on April 15th.

2AM updated their official Facebook page with an announcement that read as:

[ 2AM facebook fan meeting ]
2012.04.15 pm 09:00 (Seoul time on Sunday)

We appreciate for the big support you've sent to , which was released after a year and a half since our last album. While wrapping up our latest activities, we prepared a special event for our fans in Korea and countries from all over the world.

At 09 pm on 15th of April in 2012, we will be holding a live streaming on 2AM's facebook page!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and we will be glad to give our answers on live.
See you soon on Sunday this week :)

Check out 2AM's official Facebook page for more details.

In related news, 2AM will be releasing their second Japanese single. The new single will feature the Japanese version of their 2010 hit track, "You Didn't Answer My Call", "Like Crazy" and 2AM's cover of Ken Hirai's "With My Eyes Closed", a chart-topper in 2004.

Source: 2AM Facebook
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] CNBLUE’s Yonghwa talks about kiss scene with So Yi Hyun

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 05:13 AM PDT


CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa recently shared a never before revealed story about his kiss scene with So Yi Hyun on 'Heartstrings'.

On the April 10 broadcast of SBS "Strong Heart", Yonghwa revealed, "The kiss scene shooting site was on the streets of Apgujeong. Because So Yi Hyun is older than me, I wanted to show her my manliness."

He continued, "It being filmed from afar, so all we had to do was pretend to kiss, but I quickly kissed her fully on the lips."

So Yi Hyun was shocked by Yonghwa's action and said without moving her lips, "What are you doing?" Yonghwa's revelation brought laughter to the set including the new MC Lee Dong Wook.


Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Open World Entertainment CEO arrested on sexual assault charges

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:58 AM PDT


The CEO of Open World Entertainment, the agency that houses celebrities such as Shin Jin Soo, The Boss, X-5, and Shinhwa's Jun Jin, has been revealed to be arrested and currently under going investigation for alleged charges of sexual harassment.

According to the Seoul Gangnam Police Agency, CEO Mr. Jang was arrested by undercover detectives at his office building in Seoul on April 10. He was charged with habitual sexual harrassment, assault and rape of his singers, trainees and aspiring singers.

The police have been gathering information about Mr. Jang for the past month and have engaged in private investigations with over 30 victims. The police then received an arrest warrant the day after Mr. Jang returned from Japan, arresting him at his own building in Gangnam.

After the arrest, they issued a search warrant to search the company′s office, and the agency's celebrities, including The Boss, have been investigated for any harm they may have suffered.

An official stated, "We've been receiving countless reports that the CEO was using his higher position to regularly sexually harrass and assault his trainees. Over 20 victims are involved in the case."


Source: Naver
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Big Bang came first in 'the most trustworthy singer in the upcoming national election'

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:46 AM PDT


Big Bang came first in the poll of 'the most trustworthy singer in the upcoming national election' on 11th.

The poll was held from 30th of March to 8th of April and Big Bang has gained 17.6 percent of votes out of 433.

Source: Datanews

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[VIDEO] MTV Iggy "Big Bang Comeback Show"

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT


Big Bang makes their triumphant return to the stage with their fifth mini album, ALIVE. Recently crowned winner of the Worldwide Act award at the 2011 MTV EMA, Big Bang's popularity stands at an all-time high as they embark on their first World Tour, set to span 25 cities in 16 countries. The tour kicked off in Seoul last month and makes its way over to Japan this summer.
And now, MTV K presents the global online premiere of BIGBANG Comeback Show, highlighting some of Big Bang's best live performances, from past concerts to never-before-seen footage from Big Bang's special showcase for ALIVE, accompanied by intimate interviews with each of the members.
You can go here to watch the show!
Source: MTV Iggy

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[NEWS] Big Bang is the foreign artist who attracted the largest crowd of fans in Taiwan Airport

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:44 AM PDT


Big Bang was welcomed warmly by their fans in Taiwan.

On 9th, Big Bang arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Starting from the morning of that day, there were fans going to the airport to welcome them and at last there were a total of 1200 of them. Local media also came to the airport to report their arrival.

The fans who were waiting at the airport told the members,' please hold a concert in Taiwan.' There were placards on which such a wish was written on. We can feel the wish of the fans here.

Big Bang then held a an official press conference in Taipei 101. CTV, CTS, FTV, TTV, China Times, Liberty Times were all there. There were a total of about 100 local major media to report the news.

Big Bang said, ' it is our first time to come to Taiwan so we did not know we have so many fans here. We are going to have our world tour and we will perform in Taiwan if possible.'

Their press conference in Taiwan was about the celebration of the two platinum that they have received for their '4.5 Special Edition Album' and 'Alive Album'. They also received a plate of memorial from the CEO of Warner Music.

Moreover, during the press conference, the Taiwanese fans also celebrated the birthday of Daesung(whose birthday is on the coming 26th) by singing a birthday song to him in Korean. This special celebration has attracted attention.

After the release of their 'Alive Album' in March, it has topped the major sales charts there, such as KKBOX, G-MUSIC and FIVE MUSIC. Their songs also had good performance on other digital music sites in Taiwan.

Source: enews24
Translated by: Rice @bigbangupdates.com

[NEWS] Lee Hyori casts her vote

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:43 AM PDT


On April 11th, the 19th National Assembly Election took place in South Korea and as a responsible citizen, singer Lee Hyori casted her vote.

On the same day, Lee Hyori tweeted a proof shot and wrote, "Finished voting." She added, "Why must we promise to vote? Isn't voting something we should all do ordinarily?"

In the photo, the singer can be seen wearing a cute white-framed sunglasses and unique colorful jacket. Lee Hyori poses in front of the polling station with a fresh and proud smiles.

Netizens commented, "It is proof of her common sense", "I wonder who you voted for", "You must have gone to the polls early in the morning" and more.


Source: Lee Hyori's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Shy and young Daesung can hardly make eye contact

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:43 AM PDT


Group Big Bang member Daesung's video clip from when he was a high school student has been revealed.

Big Bang was featured on the April 10th episode of SBS 'Bae Ki Wan, Choi Young Ah, and Choi Hyung Ki's Good Morning' 'Star Secret' segment. (Watch video here)

On this day Daesung's video clip from high school was shown. Daesung received training at an academy from his junior year in high school to fulfill his dream to become a singer one day. What drew the eyes of the viewers was that Daesung at the time was so shy that he would sing staring at the floor.

One of Daesung's shortcomings was his shyness and it was so bad that he couldn't even make eye contact with people. However, he was able to overcome it through continued training.

During his evaluation at the time, as if to guess the future it was noted that Daesung had the potential to become a gifted talent.

Source: Nate, kpopfever.com

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[NEWS] Leeteuk encourages everyone to vote

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:28 AM PDT


Super Junior's Leeteuk participated in the general elections this year and encouraged other people to vote as well.

On April 11th, Leeteuk uploaded a proof shot via his Twitter with a caption, "Before going for my schedules, while breathing in the refreshing morning air!! Casting my one vote with pride~~!!^^ Please vote so that Korea can be happier than now! Go, Korea!"

In the photo, the leader can be seen wearing a pair of sunglasses and classy hat, posing in front of the polling station. Leeteuk also makes a "fighting" gesture, to encourage people to vote.

Fans commented, "He's so awesome", "He looks great even when he votes", "I want to vote but I'm not old enough!" and more.

Source: Leeteuk's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] More photos of Ha Ji Won for ‘Crocodile Lady’ revealed

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:13 AM PDT


Back in February, actress Ha Ji Won participated in a pictorial for women's casual clothing brand, 'Crocodile Lady'.

On April 11th, 'Crocodile Lady' unveiled more photos from the pictorial. In the revealed photos, Ha Ji Won showed off her superior beauty, transforming into a spring goddess.

The actress can be seen donning various elegant spring-themed ensembles. Ha Ji Won flaunts in sophisticated jackets, blouses, feminine skirts, and coupled with lovely expressions.

In an interview, Ha Ji Won stated, "I feel different wearing these spring clothes after being so busy preparing for the drama."

Check out more of the spread below!
























Photo: Crocodile Lady
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo’s lock lips for ‘Queen Inhyun’s Man’

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 03:58 AM PDT


A still cut of Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo's Gwanghwamun kiss scene has been revealed and is currently creating a stir.

During the new preview on April 9th for tvN's new Wednesday-Thursday drama, 'Queen Inhyun's Man', Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na shared a sweet kiss scene in front of Gwanghwamun, further raising the anticipation of viewers.

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.

An official from the production crew said, "Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na will have various kiss scenes besides the 'Gwanghwamun kiss' scene, which will surely add to the fun in the fantasy romance drama."

'Queen Inhyun's Man' will premiere on April 18th.


Photo: CJ E&M
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] “The Equator Man” to attract more viewers in the absence of “Rooftop Prince” and “The King 2Hearts”?

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 03:43 AM PDT


On April 11th, the Wednesday-Thursday dramas "Rooftop Prince" and "The King 2Hearts" will not be broadcast, due to the 19th National Assembly Election. Replacing bothe dramas will be the programs for the ballot counts and election results.

In the absence of the two leading dramas, many are intrigued to see if "The Equator Man", which will still air on April 11th, will be able to attract more viewers. After having quite disappointing viewer ratings, some are expecting that the drama will soar high in the absence of the two shows.

In the previous week, "The Equator Man" managed to score 10.2% in the ratings. "The King 2Hearts" descended on the second spot with 12.1% ratings and the "Rooftop Prince" recorded the highest viewership ratings with 12.5%.

"The Equator Man" unravels the theme of the human desire and confronts conflicts caused by love and forgiveness. Its cast includes Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Bo Young, Lee Joon Hyuk, Lim Jung Eun and more.

Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Seohyun, HyunA, Sohee and more become eligible to vote

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 03:28 AM PDT


On April 11th, the 19th National Assembly Election took place in South Korea. As responsible citizens, a number of K-Pop idols were able to cast their votes for the first time.

The idol stars whose birthdays fall between June 3rd, 1991 and April 11th, 1993 will become eligible to vote this year. Girl group members that are voting for the first time this year include, Girls' Generation's Seohyun, Wonder Girls' Sohee and Hyerim, 4minute's HyunA, After School's Nana, Lizzy and E-Young, Girl's Day's Yura and more.

For male groups, the first time voters include, SHINee's Minho and Key, CNBLUE's Jungshin and Minhyuk, B2ST's Dongwoon, FT Island's Jaejin, Seunghyun and Minhwan, B1A4's CNU and Sandeul and more.


Source: Star News
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net