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"[NEWS] Big Bang's 5th Mini Album 'ALIVE' to be released in France!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Big Bang's 5th Mini Album 'ALIVE' to be released in France!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Big Bang's 5th Mini Album 'ALIVE' to be released in France!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 09:38 AM PDT

The five young men on Feb. 29 announced their new album "ALIVE". It is the fans eagerly (impatiently) waited.
In addition, their new song clips YouTube (song "Blue", including the approximately 12 million views), has been viewed millions of times on. Boy Band World Tour (Big Bang tour plans that acquaintances Asian, American and European living 2012), and it's probably this journey in Paris, the concert will be "live" on the Big Bang believed AGORILA (excerpt listenable), France first record company is to find the music to promote Korea in hex​​. CD Group Members of the photobook, YG Family, maps and posters are included in the group members.

Source: RosaPark @ seungribiased
Photo & Translation (from French to Korean) by Bestize, DCinside

[NEWS] KPOP groups mentioned on French Site Agorila about K-POP Phenomenon!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:55 AM PDT

K-Pop has invaded Europe, everyone talks about it,even the Grand Journal of Canal!

More than a music genre, it is a movement that first spread throughout South Korea in the 1990's. Today is has become a Social Phenomenon which is exported Worldwide.

Proof of this was the Music Bank Festival which took place at Paris Bercy on February 8th, drawing thousands of crazy fans! The Korean music is represented by numerous groups of boys & girls (yes, it comes back to Boy Bands & Girl Bands!) such as 2NE1, Shinee, Super Junior, T-Ara.

The flagship group of the genre remain BIG BANG, they are indeed the best known and most popular in the world. Nominated in 2011 for "MTV EMA", the group has many talents, singing, rap, dance, beatbox, writing & song composition. These five young man released their new album "ALIVE" on February 29th 2012, to the fans who were waiting impatiently. Moreover, the clips of their new songs have been viewed millions of times on Youtube (nearly 12 million views including the song "Blue").

The Boy Band have planned a world tour (The Big Bang Alive Tour 2012) in Asia, America & Europe, and will probably have a concert in Paris on this trip.

Source: trans @ViLikeLiz

[VIDEOS] EXO-K and EXO-M unleashed MAMA MV!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:48 AM PDT

The long wait is finally over,EXO-K and EXO-M's official MV for MAMA have been released,enjoy the MVs here!

[NEWS] 4minute catches attention with ghostly teaser!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:22 AM PDT

After releasing two image teasers, Korean girl group 4minute released their video teaser for "VOLUME UP" today on YouTube.

The teaser is set in the medieval era and the girls are seen emitting ghostly yet sexy auras. The teaser begins with Hyunah's footsteps echoing throughout a European castle, with the other members making their appearance one by one. The monochrome filmography accompanied by the saxophone gives the teaser a mysterious and alluring feeling. The teaser ends abruptly with Hyunah's piercing red glare, leaving viewers wanting more. With the release of the teaser, the members have declared their return and anticipation is rising yet again.

4nias, what do you think about this teaser?

Source: Korea Star Daily & kpopn
Translating + Editing + Reporting: applemango

[VIDEO] SISTAR unveiled Soyu's teaser video!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:16 AM PDT

SISTAR unveiled the teaser video of 3rd member Soyu,3 released and we still have one to go,Dasom's teaser will be released tomorrow.

Any comment regarding Soyu's teaser?

[PICTURE] Amber shares an artistic lunch

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

On April 7, through her Me2Day, F(x) member Amber shares an interesting lunch.
It's interesting and peculiar because the food was shaped like a man, with bananas for its arms, sandwiches for the body, and a can of coffee as its head.

She wrote, "Its name is Peter kk delicious artistic lunch kk"

What do you think?

Source: Amber's me2day
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[NEWS] Mobile Phone of Yuchun in Rooftop Prince Has Names of Cast!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 07:51 AM PDT

In the episode 5 of Korean SBS drama Rooftop Prince broadcast on April 4th, 2012, the cellphone of Yong Tae Yong (Park Yoochun) debuted again.
In the drama, Park Yoochun is facing with the crisis of successor investigation, but the mobile phone that fell out from the pocket accidentally helps him through the criss.
In fact, the mobile phone with Yong Tae Yong had fell into the sea. But the phone with Yong Tae Yong was wrong as he mistakenly took the phone of the same model of a girl in the pub. And the phone eventually passed to the hand of Park Yoochun by Park Ha and Lady Mimi after twists and turns. As the result, the phone's background has a photo with grandmother.
But what's hilarious is that the contact list of phone contains the telephone number of Lee Tae Sung and Jung Yoo Mi, the actors in the drama who play the role of Yong Tae Moo and Hong Se Na respectively.


[News] Moon HeeJun : “Taemin is my in my line - love to dance and sings well”

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 07:26 AM PDT

During the 7 (April) Immortal Song 2 broadcast, the MC asked Taemin "Among all the sunbaes/seniors from SM Company, who are you "connected" to? (S/N : I think what the MC is asking Taemin is who he is similar to/ close to) Moon Heejun immediately replied (for Taemin), "It is (definitely) Me or Jang Woohyuk, (we) love to dance and sing…" Then Heejun continued ".. (so) thank you very much!" which caused everyone to burst into laughter.

S/N : Moon Heejun is a H.O.T member, which was also a group under SM.

Source : http://www.tvreport….view&idx=213892
// Kor-Chi : @韩国me2day // Chi-Eng + Image reup : soundtracklove@soompi

[NEWS] Suzy and Jiyoung talked about losing weight!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 07:22 AM PDT

Both maknaes of girl groups Miss A and KARA talked about dieting. 

On April 7th, another episode of 'Invincible Youth 2' was aired. That was the episode that the casts held a 'squabbling contest' to see who is the best fluent speaker among them.  

On that episode, Suzy and Jiyoung, who were both born in year 1994, brought up the discussion about diet among female artists. The two girls shared different opinions about losing weight. 

One of them said, "Of course, female artists want to look beautiful on TV. If they don't just skip meals to lose weight, I think diet is necessary for female entertainers." While the other one shared her opinion by saying, "It think it's better to show the audience a healthy appearance instead of a fake smile due to a harsh diet."

Whose opinion is the best for you? Shared your answer below.

Source : Xsportsnews
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[NEWS] “The Rooftop Prince” The trio talks down to Yoochun

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Do Chi-san (Choi Woo-sik) and Song Man-bo (Lee Min-ho-I) completely adjusted to modern society and learned how to speak down to Lee Gak (Micky Yoochun).

On the sixth episode of SBS drama "The Rooftop Prince", aired on the 5th of April, Lee Gak, Song Man-bo, Do Chi-san and Woo Yong-sul (Jeong Seok-won) entered the Home & Shopping company as new recruits.

Director Pyo Taek-soo (Lee Moon-sik) had dinner and drinks with them. Bang Soo-bong (Kim Dae-hee) joined them later and suggested they play a game. They didn't know what game it was, but once they learned, they were on a roll.

Song Man-bo and Do Chi-san's jokes with Lee Gak continued. Do Chi-san pointed out "You're smiling at me?" and Song Man-bo made a vegetable wrap and said, "Stop it, he's getting angry. Are you angry? Eat this, there you go like a good boy".

Not being able to play the game, Woo Yong-sul ran outside but came back in a bit and stammered, "You're so young and you have great parents…"

When the game was over, Lee Gak got angry at them for what they said and the three of them begged for mercy.

Source & Photo: Nate, Hancinema

[PICTURE] Siwon feels glad for all the love and support he is receiving!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:55 AM PDT

Super Junior's Siwon expressed his gratitude for the love and support he is receiving.

On the 7th day of April, a new photo was uploaded on Super Junior member Siwon. Siwon is one of the members who is active on Twitter and he doesn't forget to update their fans. The photo above was the picture that he shared. He uploaded the photo with a caption "I can't think of what I should say to all of you for giving someone like me overflowing love and well wishes^^ I am just filled with words of gratitude and warm feelings. Thank you so much once again to all my family, friends, sunbae, colleagues and fans who have wished me a happy birthday^^ I really don't know what to say^^"

Siwon thanked everyone for all the wishes he received. Seems he couldn't believe that lots of people love and support him that's why he couldn't express it through words or maybe words aren't enough to express it.

Source: Siwon's Twitter
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[NEWS] SNSD Jessica's face is smaller than a waffle?

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

SNSD's Jessica recently shared some adorable selca's of her on her official UFO Town. On her set of selca's you can see her enjoying her waffle while wearing casual clothes. It seems Jessica has a liking towards waffles as she took a series of photo's eating it.

However you can notice that the waffle is bigger that Jessica's face but not for long as Jessica ate it happily in the end. Netizens commented, "Wah! Her face is smaller than the waffle", "She looks so cute while eating waffles", "She's making me hungry, I want to eat waffles too", "She still looks like a goddess even just when she's eating waffles."

Source: Nate
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[NEWS] Renowned author Paulo Coelho sends birthday greetings to Siwon

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Renowned author Paulo Coelho who is admired by many for his best seller-books such as The Alchemist,The Pilgrimage,The Valkyries and the recent one which is "Aleph" sends his warm birthday greetings to Super Junior Choi Siwon.

On the 7th of April, the author tweeted,"HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Be always a warrior of light!" which Siwon immediately replied, "thank you so much. Actually im your huge fan :)"

Their conversation continues,as the author replied "when in Europe, pls let me know. BTW your fans are also warriors, they really want to see you happy! Congrats"

Siwon replied, "im in paris now. leave tomorrow to shenzhen in china :) they are all family and everything. I really want to meet you next time" He also added, "I wish you continued health&happiness.If we meet later I hope you will sign my book.Thank you again for the birthday wishes :)"

The conversation between the two celebrities surprised most of their fans after knowing that they knew each other. Fans commented, "Wow! Paulo Coelho knows Siwon?","He greeted him! So nice to see they knew each other!","What a heartwarming conversation!" and so on.

Source: Siwon and Paulo Coelho twitter @paulocoelho , @siwon407
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[NEWS] Sunny, Hyoyeon and Sooyoung to Make Guest Appearances on ‘K-Pop Star’!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:23 AM PDT

A preview of SBS's reality singing competition "K-Pop Star" showed Girls' Generation members Sunny, Hyoyeon and Sooyoung performing with a contestant, as part of a special showcase in an upcoming episode.
In the preview, the members are shown rehearsing the "Run Devil Run" dance with "K-Pop Star" finalist Baek Ahyeon, who synchronized her dance steps with the members perfectly.
This is not the first time Girls' Generation has been featured on the show. The SuPearls, a group of contestants, wowed viewers with their rendition of "The Boys", and got to meet and take a photo with Taeyeon, Sunny, Yoona and Seohyun. Also, Yoona was a guest judge and an advisor to contestants on the first few episodes of "K-Pop Star".
Baek Ahyeon has impressed the judges so far with her renditions of songs like Big Bang's "Haru Haru" and BoA's "Atlantis Princess", but it will be interesting to see how she performs with Girls' Generation.
The next episode of "K-Pop Star" airs on April 8th at 6:30PM KST on SBS.
Check out the preview for the next episode of K-Pop Star below.

Written by: nicholys@soshified
Edited by: residentbenchwarmer@soshified

[NEWS] Girls Day Minah and Yura are having fun in their bed

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:22 AM PDT

Look's like Girls Day members Yura and Minah are having some slumber party and having a good time with each others company. On the 7th of April, Minah updated her twitter account saying, "Enjoying some happy hours with my sister Yura, Pictures will last forever with its memories. Enjoying free time before our comeback".

On the photo's you can see the two giving cute expressions with their selca's while they are lying down in a bed. It looks like they are wearing cute pink dresses could it before their comeback? Fans are already anticipating the girl group's comeback as they announced that they will be back this coming 18th of April .

Source: Nate
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[PICTURE] Siwon is speechless, topless photo instead?

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Super Junior Siwon is celebrating his birthday on April 7 and is overwhelmed by the amount of love and care he is receiving from fans,friends and family.

Therefore he expresses his gratitude on twitter,

"I'm running out of words to say to all for giving full of love and wishes to someone like me^^ I am full of thankful words and warm feeling. Once again,thanks to my family, friends, sunbae, colleagues and fans who wishes me happy birthday^^ I really don't know what to say^^"

He even posted a topless selca as a sign of gratitude. Fans commented, "Every day must be Siwon's birthday so we can see topless photo of him","You deserve all the love","You'll be blessed!" and so on.

Source: Siwon's twitter @siwon407
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[VIDEO] T-ara at "Wild Roses" CF photo shoot!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Girl group T-ara filmed a CF for Wild Roses, an outdoor clothing company that design specifically for women by women.

The video during the CF photo shoot for Wild Roses have been revealed and T-ara showed their sporty image.

T-ara's glamorous sporty image will surely captivate you. Watch their video during the CF photo shoot.

In related news, T-ara will promote their new album in July with 2 new members that will make their group to have 9 members.

CR:철민 이 @ youtube 
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[NEWS] Pixie Lott is excited for the worldwide release of collaboration track with GD&TOP

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:40 AM PDT

That's right! Pixie Lott's track with Big Bang's G Dragon and TOP will be released worldwide.

There much surprise when English singer Pixie Lott released a song entitled "Dancing on my own" which featured Big Bang's G-Dragon and TOP for the Japanese version of her album "Young Foolish Happy" and looks like fans liked it a lot and the song will be released all over the world.

Pixie Lott shared the good news on her twitter account when she said, "soooo excited its happening! "Dancing on my own" with GD & TOP will be released worldwide soon!" and also shared a photo of her hanging out with the members of Big Bang.

Source: nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

[PICTURE] Sungmin and Donghae excitedly eating in France

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Super Junior concluded Super Show 4 in Paris and taking the best out of their stay.
Nonetheless who wouldn't enjoy the taste of food from the romantic city?

Sungmin on April 7 via his twitter, shared a photo of him and Donghae eating in a restaurant. Both are enjoying their meals and even planning which is their next target. Sungmin said, "In a restaurant in France with Donghae~!ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's exciting exciting~!!!ㅎㅎㅎㅎ Where are we going next?Donghae-yah~"

Along with this photo,

Looks like they really love Paris! Who wouldn't?

Source: Sungmin's twitter @imSMI
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[NEWS] Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim are confirmed for YG ent.'s new girl group

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:20 AM PDT

That's right! After YG entertainment revelaed a practice video of Kim Eunbi and Euna Kim on their official youtube channel, CEO Yang Hyun Suk confirmed that they are indeed members for his agency's upcoming girl group.

These girls are from the audition show "Superstar K" and are no strangers to netizens who watch the show and also follow it, after being YG trainees, the two have improved a lot with their singing skills as well as their English. It looks like thy received a go signal from YG himself and they are on their way to debuting in a girl group. However there are still no news about the debut date of the girl group and information on the rest of the members are still pretty vague. Now that two members are confirmed netizens are asking now, "When are they going to make their debut?".

Source: nate
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[PICTURES] SHINee at Kan Fun Magazine!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:17 AM PDT

Idol group SHINee is featured on Japanese magazine which is Kan Fun. The pictures seems new and were taken during the performance of the boys.

They showed fierce image during the performance but their overflowed while having fun and showed their precious smiles.

Take a look at their photos below. Click for a bigger size.

We will post the translation of the article once it is up so stay tuned to DKPOPNEWS!

credit & source: lovingbling
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[NEWS] 2NE1 is Joining Ms.OOJA & Sonar Pocket for a MTV VMAJ 2012 Tour, "LIVE DAM Sing for Smile"

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

The international music award ceremony MTV VMAJ* 2012's after live tour will be held in Osaka and Nagoya.

The MTV LIVEDAM Sing for Smile Tour VMAJ is an after live tour that aims to bring acknowledgement to the excellent music videos in the MTV VMAJ 2012 (that will be held on June 23 at Makuhari Messe). To bring the excitement and enthusiasm of MTV VMAJ 2012 to the music fans in Osaka and Nagoya, great artists will display an amazing live performance!

The performers are: 4-member girl group 2NE1 who are set to perform at the MTV VMAJ 2012, the popular Ms.OOJA who made her major debut in 2011, noted for her live performances that are delicate yet powerful, and the 3-piece pop unit from Nagoya who'll be carrying the future of music on their shoulders, Sonar Pocket.

Application to watch the live tour will start on June 4.

Organization: MTV Networks Japan
Performing artists: Ms.OOJA/Sonar Pocket/2NE1 (alphabetically arranged)

2012 06 27 (Wednesday) ZEPP Namba (Osaka)
2012 06 28 (Thursday) ZEPP Nagoya (Nagoya)

Back in November the girls were MTV Live Dam "Wannasing" Artists of the Month and even made a CF to promote the program.

Check out their subbed segments here

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[NEWS] Lee Hyori's drinking buddy is her cat?

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Is Lee Hyori's drinking companion her cat? It looks like it. On the 6th of April, Lee Hyori updated her twitter account and said, "Here, take a shot~ Aigo, Im starting to get drunk" and shared a photo of her taking a shot of liquor along with her cat sitting down beside her with a shot of liquor in front.

After this, she shared photo's of her cat "drunk" lying down on the floor and sitting down with its head down looking like a person who is drunk and is just lying down on the floor sparking laughter from netizens. Netizens commented, "Woah! What did they drink?", "The way he's just lying down on the floor is hilarious, pretty drunk cat", "Lee Hyori has a pretty good drinking partner".

Source: Nate
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[NEWS] Seohyun tops poll of having most envied face!!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:43 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's maknae Seohyun has been selected as the no.1 female celebrity who has the type of face that females in Gangnam wish to have.
According to the survey conducted by a cosmetic surgery specialist clinic, Regen Medical Group from March 1st to April 2nd, out of the 542 females in their 20s and 30s interviewed along the streets of Gangnam, Seohyun took the no.1 spot with 314 votes for having the type of face envied by those interviewed. JiYeon of T-ara came in 2nd with 138 votes while Wonder Girls' Sohee took the 3rd spot with 103 votes.
The person in charge of the survey said, "Seohyun's good facial shape has a smooth V-line and brings out the solid, 3-dimensional effect that gives her a cute image."
The involvement of Seohyun as model for The Face Shop, JiYeon for Tony Moly and Sohee for Lancome reflect the appeal they have on females.

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[NEWS] Se7en to release a new single in Japan and embark on overseas promotions

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:36 AM PDT

After having a successful comeback in South Korea this year with his latest mini album and hit song "When I cant sing" se7en will be flying over to Japan and focus on oversea's promotions. It has been announced by his agency YG Entertainment that he will be releasing a new single in Japan entitled "Love again" and it will be released on the 25th of April.

Se7en already concluded promotions last month and he received much love for his song "when I cant sing" which was a song produced by Park Jin Young and also a dance track "Somebody Else". This time he will be showing Japan his smooth charisma and talent with his new single which is a dance-pop song. He will be promoting his latest single all over Japan from Tokyp, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka and many other places.

Source: Nate