Monday, April 30, 2012

"Jeju Airlines’ first Big Bang airplane officially takes flight" plus 19 more

"Jeju Airlines’ first Big Bang airplane officially takes flight" plus 19 more

Jeju Airlines’ first Big Bang airplane officially takes flight

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 09:22 AM PDT

Big Bang reaching new heights

Big Bang‘s airplane has officially made it’s debut.

Popular idol group Big Bang recently signed with Jeju Airlines as official endorsement models, and the first aircraft 7C105 utilizing Big Bang’s images has officially taken flight.

In order to achieve a more global image, Jeju Airlines selected idol group Big Bang who is enjoying international fame and success as their official endorsement models.

The airline has also agreed to sponsor them for their Japan & Asia tour, as well as their performances overseas. As a result, Big Bang will be traveling overseas for their Japan Tour on the ‘Big Bang aerobus’.

The first ‘Big Bang aerobus’ 7C105 took flight to Jeju Island from Kimpo Airport on April 30th, and many more will be taking off for the airline's international routes to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other destinations

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

Why was the ‘I AM’ pre-screening suddenly cancelled?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 09:04 AM PDT

SM Entertainment‘s upcoming documentary movie, ‘I AM‘ suddenly cancelled its pre-screening on the day it was supposed to be held.

Originally, ‘I AM‘ was scheduled to hold a pre-screening of the movie at CGV in Yeongdeungpo on April 30th at 4pm. A showcase was scheduled to follow the press conference at 7pm. However, hours before the pre-screening was supposed to be held, a release was sent out revealing the cancellation of the event.

According to a production representative, “It was determined in the morning that the pre-screening for ‘I AM’ would be cancelled in order to create a higher-quality product. We want to give an optimal experience in overall sound quality of the NYC performance footage as well as the interview clips.

Meanwhile, the showcase which was scheduled to follow the press conference was held as planned.

Source: MK via Naver

After School performs new Japanese singles “Dilly Dally” and “Lady Luck” at PLAYGIRLZ tour 2012

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 08:30 AM PDT

Via tokyohive:

The lovely ladies of After School performed their upcoming fourth Japanese singles “Dilly Dally” and “Lady Luck” at their April 30th concert in Osaka.

The concert was streamed live via Ustream and at it’s peak, the stream had 30,000 viewers watching the stream.

The concert is the last in a series of Japanese concerts that have showcased After School's first Japanese album, 'PLAYGIRLZ'. Previous concerts held in Tokyo and Nagoya have both been a total success, selling out both performances and leaving distraught fans at the gate. The double-A side Japanese single, “Lady Luck/Dilly Dally” will be released on June 13th. In the mean time check out their performance below!

Tip: fil

4minute members reveal they were never given a dating ban

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 07:48 AM PDT

Girl group 4minute revealed that they never had a dating ban.

4minute guest-featured on the April 30th broadcast of YTN‘s ‘News And Issues – Issues And People‘ and honestly revealed a few thoughts that they kept hidden up until now.

The girls first opened up about the dating ban that exists for most girl groups today.

Member Jiyoon remarked, “We never had such restrictions. I think the agency knew that we wouldn’t be able to have boyfriends.

I think all of us just know not to date,” she continued.

The girls also revealed that they had rebelled a lot before their debut. “Before our debut, we wanted to have some fun so there was a time we turned off our cell phones and ran away to Hongdae. It was spontaneous, but our debut was postponed as a result.”

Source & Image: TVDaily via Nate

Ha Ji Won talks about exercising for women

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:54 AM PDT


Actress Ha Ji Won recently revealed a few fun facts about exercising for women during an interview.

After the premiere of Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Nah‘s new movie, ‘Korea’, Ha Ji Won held an interview with MBC TV’s ‘Good Day’.

During the interview Ha Ji Won was asked the question, “When will your muscles be able to take a break?” To this she answered with a smile, “In order to maintain youth, the right amount of muscle is always needed.

She continued with, “Women actually need to do more strength training for their muscles. I have a lot of muscles because of my new film, but the right amount of training will help maintain youth.

She then shyly stated, “It will also push up everything for a woman’s body“, causing the reporter to blush as well.


Source + image via Nate

4minute holds a “ddeokbokki fan meeting”

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:38 AM PDT


4minute recently had a “ddeokbokki date” with 50 lucky fans.

According to Cube Entertainment, the girls decided to hold a surprise fan meeting with 50 of their fans at a ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake) restaurant, after concluding the April 29th broadcast of ‘Inkigayo‘.

As the group enjoyed a delicious meal with their fans, Gayoon is said to have started a game and began handing out gifts.

Regarding their surprise fan meeting, 4minute stated, “We want to thank our fans who have shown us unconditional support. We believe we’ll create memorable memories during today’s meeting. From now on, we will do our best to arrange more special meetings like this one, in order to become closer with our fans.”


Source: OSEN via Nate

BoA praised for her good “global” manners on ‘K-Pop Star’

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:26 AM PDT

Global star BoA was recently spotted displaying her good manners during the final episode of ‘Survival Audition K-Pop Star’.

During the show, ex-contestants Choi Rae Sung, Kim Soo Hwan, Son Mi Jin, Lee Gun Woo, Lee Seung Joo, and Lee Michelle gave a special performance of ”Climb Every Mountain“. Towards the end of the song, veteran singer In Sooni made a surprise appearance and finished the song with her powerful vocals.

After the song finished, the judges were seen applauding towards the stage, while BoA was seen giving a 90 degree bow to her senior, In Sooni from afar.

Viewers commented on BoA’s manners with, “She’s seriously a global star“, “BoA has such good manners“, and “We need more singers like BoA.


Source + image via Nate

Girls’ Generation, even just three is enough?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:19 AM PDT

The teaser videos have already reached 10,000,000 total views and counting… The first unit TaeTiSeo has made an all-kill on music charts. The power of nine? Three was enough.

Girls’ Generation‘s first unit group, TaeTiSeo (Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun), made an all kill on national charts with their mini-album ‘Twinkle‘.

What is really turning the heads of the public is the number of views on YouTube for their teaser video. Girls’ Generation, who are leaders in the K-POP boom, recorded explosive numbers with the teaser reveal of their first 3-member unit group.

Taeyeon’s teaser, which was revealed on April 25th, recorded 4,700,000 views as of April 29th. In addition, Tiffany’s and Seohyun’s teasers, which were revealed on the 26th and 27th, respectively, recorded viewer numbers of 3,500,000 and 1,800,000, respectively. Even before they started their official promotions, the teasers of the three members recorded views of over 10,000,000.

The response from charts are also hot. On April 29th, the title song, ‘Twinkle‘, was released. As soon as the song was released, it rose to #1 on various music charts including Melon, Olleh Music, and In addition, the mini-album also rose to #4 on the American iTunes chart under the ‘Albums’ category and #5 on the Canadian iTunes chart. In Japan, the song rose to #2, proving Girls’ Generation’s popularity across the globe.

‘Twinkle’ has a 1970s-80s disco feel, making a big impression on fans with TaeTiSeo’s unique feel. TaeTiSeo is scheduled to hold their first performance through Mnet‘s ‘MCountdown‘ on May 3rd.


Source: Sports Hankook via Nate

T-ara’s Hyomin looks stunning with zero makeup

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:56 AM PDT


T-ara‘s Hyomin recently shared a 3-set selca before she dozed off to bed.

On April 30th, Hyomin tweeted, “Using a face pack that was presented to me by a fan.  This is my first for a face pack proof shot.  It’s already drying up.  Hurry and become dry, soft, and light [talking about face].”

Even without any makeup, Hyomin shines with her bright and moisturized skin.  One of the notable benefits of being a Korean celebrity, is that you get all sorts of presents from your fans.  It appears that Hyomin made full use of her latest gift.

Neitzens praised her beauty as they commented, “Honey-like skin“, “Your skin is radiating!” and “Tell me the brand of that face pack, now!


Source + Photos: T-ara Hyomin’s Twitter

The Jung sisters have telepathic powers?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:40 AM PDT


The Jung sisters, have once again shown their sibling affection through another photo.

On April 29th, f(x)‘s Krystal uploaded a photo taken with her sister, through Me2day and wrote, “This is what happened after we came out of our separate rooms.  Telepathy! Stripe JUNGs“.

Whether they truly have telepathic powers are unknown, but the Jung sisters look gorgeous nonetheless.

Fans were very amused by the post and commented, “Jung Sisters forever“, “I wish there was telepathy between me and my sister..” and “Very cute~“.


Source + Photos: f(x) Krystal’s Me2day

Was Hwang Jung Eum’s dress too revealing on ‘I am a Singer 2′?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:37 AM PDT


Hwang Jung Eum‘s recent outfit created quite the controversy among the viewers of ‘I am a Singer 2′.

The first episode of ‘I am a Singer 2′ aired in Korea on the 29th with Park Myung Soo, Hwang Jung Eum, and Park Eun Ji as the MC’s. However, what the viewers were concerned about was the revealing, low-cut navy dress Hwang Jung Eum wore. They pointed out how uncomfortable they were whenever the camera was directed at Hwang Jung Eum.

Viewers commented with, “Her outfit would look good on a red carpet, but it was too much“, “Felt awkward watching the show with my children“, and “She looked like she should have been one of the singers.

Do you agree with the viewers of ‘I am a Singer 2′? Let us know in the comment box below!


Source + image via Naver

Sohee poses cutely on her bike, showing off her killer fashion

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 05:03 AM PDT


Wonder GirlsSohee revealed a picture of herself while on a bike ride.

On April 29th, Sohee uploaded the picture through her Twitter, “A girl who rides a bike? kekeke”

In the revealed picture, Sohee is wearing comfortable clothes while posing cutely on a bike. However, Sohee was able to maintain her fashionista status even in her casual outfit, with her bold stockings.

Netizens commented, “Sohee looks cute even when she is riding a bike”, “Sohee has a girl group all-kill fashion”, and “I see Sohee transformed into a bike riding girl.”

Source: TV Daily via Nate

J.Y Park to address rumors about his marijuana usage on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:34 AM PDT


On the April 30th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘, Park Jin Young will open up about past rumors that he smoked marijuana.

The producer and singer confessed that after the rumors circulated, he had an emotional conversation with his mother.  He explained that his mother weeped due to the ongoing rumors that stressed her out.

Aside from the marijuana talks, J.Y Park will also discuss the very sensitive topic, “Who created mankind and earth?”  In addition, J.Y Park will honestly address the ongoing rumors that if a K-Pop contestant from ‘K-Pop Star‘ was trained under JYP, that person would fail the audition.

Don’t miss this interesting episode on April 30th at 11:15 PM KST!


Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver, Osen via YTN

Kara’s Seung Yeon and Kim Tae Hee are look-alikes?

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:21 AM PDT


Kara‘s Seung Yeon and actress Kim Tae Hee were recently dubbed as look-alikes.

In an online Korean community, a photo of Seung Yeon and Kim Tae Hee appeared with the description, “Kim Tae Hee, Seung Yeon look-alike?” Although the two stars each have their own qualities in real life, in the photos they look so similar that they could be sisters.

Netizens commented with, “I didn’t think they could look similar but this picture says otherwise“, “Kim Tae Hee and Han Seung Yeon are both pretty~“, and “I think they may look similar only in these two photos.


Source + image: Mydaily via Nate

Tony An feels burdened by Moon Hee Jun’s success on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:16 AM PDT


Former H.O.T member Tony An expressed his discontent with fellow member Moon Hee Jun‘s dance skills.

On April 30th, MBC‘s ‘Dancing with the Stars Season 2‘ held a press conference at the Grand Ambassador Hotel in Seoul. During the press conference, Tony An humbly stated, “I am a dance singer who can’t dance well.”

He added, “I am not anticipating a good score. I am originally not good at dancing” – revealing his lack of confidence even though he is from H.O.T.

Tony An then referred to his former teammate, Moon Hee Jun, who happened to win the competition last season, stating, “I don’t know why Moon Hee Jun had to win first place and put this burden on me. I will get lots of advice from Hee Jun.”


Source: OSEN via Nate

Big Bang concludes two month promotions for ‘ALIVE’

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:12 AM PDT


Big Bang has finally wrapped up their two months worth of successful promotions in Korea and will soon be headed to Japan for their Japanese Tour.

The group held their good-bye stage for their mini-album ‘ALIVE‘ on the April 29th live broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘.

Big Bang released their mini-album back on February 29th and swept various music charts, placing on top with all the tracks, in fact “Fantastic Baby” is still ranking high on various music charts. The group has also appeared on many variety programs and talk shows, revealing their strong variety show skills as well as revealing their hidden selves.

Concluding their promotions in Korea, the group will now be focusing on their Wold Tour as they will make five city stops in Japan this May and are expecting to bring in over 150,000 of their Japanese fans. It is said that the tour was originally set for only 10 shows, but was increased to 13 after pre-sales for the tickets sold out.


Source & Image: Star News via Nate

TaeTiSeo releases MV for “Twinkle”!

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:10 AM PDT

After the release of the mini album featuring members, Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, Girls’ Generation‘s sub unit, Taetiseo, have released their music video for “Twinkle“!

“Twinkle” is a medium tempo dance track featuring a ’70s/’80s vibe with a catchy melody, and shows off the powerful vocals of the three members. The three girls look quite lovely in the music video.

The girls will then hold their sub unit debut stage on May 3rd through ‘M! Countdown‘, in the mean time check out their music video below!

Remember to support by purchasing the music on iTunes!

Twinkle - 소녀시대 (Girls' Generation)

IU to release a special single album on May 11th

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 12:01 AM PDT

Popular singer IU, dubbed by many as the “the nation’s little sister”, will be making a special comeback through a single album and short film.

On May 11th, IU is scheduled to release a 3-track single album titled “A 20-year-old’s Spring“, with the first track set to be released on the 4th.

This single album will mark 6 months since the release of her last album, and will serve as a gift for her fans who have showered her with love. The promotional track will be extra special in that it will be a self-composed song by IU herself.

Coinciding with her musical release will be a short film, also titled “A 20-year-old’s Spring“. Unlike an ordinary music video, this short film will give fans an insight into IU’s personal, as well as, musical life. It will mark IU’s coming-of-age as she turns 20, and will explore the 4-year journey since her debut.

A representative from IU’s management company Loen Entertainment explained, “Instead of the usual style of comeback song, IU’s third single album will serve as a complement to the story and emotion of the short film. Please look forward to this special and  release.”

In related news, the promotional single will be released on the 4th, approximately one week ahead of the full single release on the 11th.

Lee Hyori apologizes for dissing Kim Jae Dong’s looks on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 11:44 PM PDT

Lee Hyori apologized for talking about one of her close friends, Kim Jae Dong‘s looks.

On April 29th, Kim Jae Dong guest starred on Lee Hyori’s ‘You&I‘ and Lee Hyori officially apologized for recently putting down his looks.

Lee Hyori was referring to when she appeared on ‘Healing Camp‘ recently and talked about MC Kim Jae Dong’s looks. She had said, “Jae Dong oppa suits me and is close to my ideal type. But his looks are so not. When I meet guys I wonder, ‘What would it be like to kiss this person’, but I really can’t with Jae Dong oppa. I don’t even want to imagine” and embarrassed Kim Jae Dong.

On this week’s episode of ‘You&I’, Lee Hyori apologized to Kim Jae Dong by saying, “I want to take this time to apologize.” But her co-MC Jung Jae Hyung added, “Why are you apologizing. It’s not like you weren’t speaking the truth” and made the audience erupt in laughter.

Meanwhile, this week’s episode featured Kim Jae Dong performing Kim Kwang Suk‘s “Such Painful Love was not Love” (1994) with a guitar, and included other guests such as singers Lyn and Na Yoon Kwon.

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate



Super Junior’s Eunhyuk makes a sexy transformation as Marilyn Monroe!

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 11:21 PM PDT

The silly boys of Super Junior are at it again, this time punishing fellow member Eunhyuk by having him transform as the International icon of sexiness Marilyn Monroe!

At approximately 2AM (KST), Eunhyuk tweeted “2012.4.30 AM 9:00 Incheon airport“, instantly sparking interest from E.L.F‘s in the area. As time passed by, thousands of fans entered Incheon International Airport anxiously awaiting for the arrival of Super Junior and the surprise event.

Moments after Eunhyuk’s promised time, the dolled-up idol made his way through the lobby, hilariously posing for the camera in every direction, while revealing his slender, albeit a bit hairy, legs.

Check out the clip below recorded by Ryeowook!

Source: Super Junior’s Eunhyuk Twitter