Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"[NEWS] Jaejoong encourages you to vote!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Jaejoong encourages you to vote!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Jaejoong encourages you to vote!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT

JYJ Kim Jaejoong has stepped out to encourage the General Election of 4.11.
On the 10th, Kim Jaejoong who will appear in drama wrote on his own twitter account (@mjjeje), "Everyone, do take part in the General Election. Show me the proof shot (of you having voted)~^^"
In response to it, Kim Jaejoong's fans praised him as 'Role Model Idol' (T.N: literally, thoughtful and well-mannered idol star who serves as role model) and are preparing for a large-scale proof shot campaign on Election Day (tomorrow, 11th).

Credit: OhMyNews
Translated by: The_little_Pear of JYJ3

[NEWS] Key and Minho become eligible to vote in the 19th National Assembly Election!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:48 AM PDT

A number of K-Pop idols will be able to cast their votes for the very first time in this year's National Assembly Election, including SHINee's diva Key and charismatic rapper Minho.

The idol stars whose birthdays fall between June 3rd, 1991 and April 11th, 1993 will become eligible to vote this year. In the election of 2010, Onew and Jonghyun casted their own votes for the very first time.

On account of being born after the April 11th cutoff date, Taemin will not be able to vote this year.

The 19th National Assembly Election will take place on April 11th.

Source: Star News
Shared by: SHINee Forums International (shineee.net)

[NEWS] Sooyoung Interviewed on Son Seokhee’s ‘Focus of Attention Radio’!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:35 AM PDT

On April 10th, Sooyoung was interviewed on Son Seokhee's "Focus of Attention Radio", during which she took the chance to encourage voters in South Korea to participate in tomorrow's general election. Sooyoung was also asked by Son Seokhee to explain the rules to follow when voting, in case any listeners weren't aware.
This will the first general election in South Korea in which Sooyoung will be of legal voting age, and she said, "My dad said that I have to vote. I'm planning on going to vote with my family." When discussing how this was Sooyoung's first time voting, Son Seokhee also brought up school elections and asked if Sooyoung was ever student president, to which she answered, "No".
Since the phone interview took place early in the morning, Son Seokhee asked Sooyoung if had any difficulty waking up early for the phone call. Sooyoung answered that it wasn't a problem since she had to wake up for school, and said that in the past she listened to "Focus of Attention Radio" when riding in the car with her dad on the way to school, though she never expected to speak to Son Seokhee on the phone.
Sooyoung was also asked about her upcoming drama, "The 3rd Hospital", revealing that there would be a "love square" between herself, Kim Seungwoo, Oh Jiho, and Kim Minjung. Sooyoung then mentioned that she is learning to play the viola, and that even though it is difficult because she has never played an instrument before, she is working hard to learn. She also asked listeners to tune into TVN to watch "The 3rd Hospital", which is expected to begin airing in July of this year.
Finally, Sooyoung concluded the interview by saying it was an honor to speak with Son Seokhee. You can listen to the entire interview below.

Source: KIMHYUCK76@youtube.com
Written by: bhost909@soshified
Contributors: ch0sshi@soshified, minigiglo@soshified
Edited by: residentbenchwarmer@soshified

[VIDEOS] T-ara's Interview before leaving to Europe!

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Check out the interview of T-ara before leaving to Europe. They talked about the changes in their group members and their Europe trip.

[NEWS] Girl’s Day reveals tracklist + album jacket for “Everyday II”

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Girl group Girl's Day will be coming back in 8 months with a hit song followed by 'Twinkle Twinkle', 'Hug Me Once'.

Girl's Day's new release, after taking a long hiatus, comes with a total of 4 songs, 3 new songs of which consist of the title song 'OH! MY GOD', 'Two of Us', and 'Telepathy', including the existing song 'Don't Flirt'. The concept of the second mini album Everyday II aims to show Girl's Day's well-known image as cute and cheerful and will be added with mature concept to show fans another side of them.

The title song 'OH! MY GOD' is composed by Kang Ji Won & Kim Ki Bum, who also composed Secret's hit song 'Starlight Moonlight'. The song is a dance song with an electronic sound featured as the addictive melody in the chorus part, and with an addition of shuffle-paced rhythm for maximizing upbeat feel. The song's lyrics talk about accusing a boyfriend of not being extroverted and sensible in a cute manner.

One thing to give notice to the album with an interest is that both the lyrics/melody of the song 'Telepathy', which expresses a fluctuating mind of a girl who finds her ideal type and tries to attract him with telepathy, are composed by Girl's Day's oldest member Sojin.

Check out full tracklist below:

01. Two of Us
02. Oh! My God
03. Don't flirt
04. Telepathy
05. Oh! My God (Inst)

Source: Girl's Day Daily

[NEWS] Kim Tae Hee to appear in drama version of “My Girlfriend is an Agent”?

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Actress Kim Tae Hee is carefully reviewing her options regarding a comeback production in the second half of 2012.

Parties related to Kim Tae Hee's management agency told Star News, "Kim Tae Hee is aiming to appear in a production in the second half of this year."

They added, "Kim Tae Hee has recently received offers to appear in a variety of works. She is currently in the middle of reviewing the upcoming drama 'My Girlfriend is an Agent'."

"She does not yet know which she will choose. She is only at the stage of reviewing the offers."

"She doesn't know whether this will be a comeback piece", they added, "It could be a Korean production, but it might not."

Last year Kim Tae Hee performed in the Korean drama "My Princess" and the Japanese drama "My 99 Days with a Star" and received love and praise from viewers both Korean and Japanese.

Source: hancinema

[News] SHINee confesses about Makeup

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:38 AM PDT

SHINee recently brought up the topic about their makeup on the cable channel KBS Joy's TV show, "Lee So Ra's Second Proposal." On that day's show, Jonghyun said, "Even with a busy schedule, in order to take care of my skin, it is important to wash my face cleanly. For this album's promotion, it was my first time wearing smokey makeup. Yet, when I removed it and looked in the mirror, it was embarrassing." He brought much laughter to the audience

Key added on to the laughter by stating, "When we first debuted, I didn't wear eyeliner that much. However, after wearing eyeliner, I realized that I have wide-set eyes. After removing my makeup, I look very plain."

On the show SHINee appeared with a intensity and perfect vocals, which brought much excitement to the audience. When they performed, "Stranger," in a band style arrangement, it brought a new feel to the song.

"Lee So Ra's Second Proposal," which will reveal SHINee's captivating stage and talk, will be broadcast on April 10.

by: S2Y @ soompi

via: forevershiningshinee

[NEWS] Han Ga In and Kim Bum appointed special Ambassadors for UNICEF Korea

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Actress Han Ga In (age 30) and actor Kim Bum (age 23) were appointed special ambassadors for the Korean committee of UNICEF.

The appointment ceremony, titled "Envoy", was held on April 9th at the UNICEF office building in Seoul. Here in addition to the two entertainers, Kim Dong-eun was also appointed vice-chariman of the organization.

UNICEF is under the United Nations, as an organization that aims to provide aid for children regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, religion, etc.

Han  Ga In and Kim Bum took part in a promotional video for the Korean branch of the organization, and will continue to serve their roles in any way they can to raise awareness. In the past, actors Ahn Sung Gi and Kim Rae Won also had served as ambassadors.

Source: KBS World

[PICTURE] SHINee’s Key snaps a photo with EXO-K

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT

SHINee member Key recently showed his support for his juniors, EXO-K.

On April 10th, Key wrote on SHINee's official me2day account, "Ta-dah! With EXO-K friends! I don't look like feeling out of place?" and uploaded the photo above.

In the photo, Key can be seen having a friendly pose with EXO-K members Chan Yeol, Su Ho and D.O. Key, in particular, drew more attention by looking much smaller than his juniors.

Netizens commented, "K in EXO-K means Key?" "Key looks to be the youngest among them", "EXO-K's performance was really cool!" and "I hope the best for both of them!"

Source: TV Report
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] HyunA looks effortlessly sexy

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT

4minute's HyunA obviously doesn't need some classy outfits to look sexy.

On April 10th, HyunA tweeted, "Ah mental breakdown", and attached a series of pictures.

In the pictures, HyunA is seen wearing plain white long-sleeved shirt and black skirt. Though she may seem a bit stressed, the young star still manages to exude a sexy vibe.

Netizens commented, "She looks sexy even in mental breakdown", "I think she feels very stressful due to the preparation for the comeback", "I think it's impossible for HyunA to not look sexy" and more.

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

[PICTURE] Lee Hyori becomes strawberry girl

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

On April 9th, sexy diva Lee Hyori tweeted a couple of photos with a short description that reads, "I'm a strawberry girl."

In the photos, Lee Hyori is seen wearing comfortable striped shirt and jean shorts. She is smiling sweetly with a basketful of strawberries on her lap. The farm trip was taken during the recording for 'Golden 12' with her best friends which includes supermodel Hye Park as well as her pet Soonshim.

Fans commented, "I think Lee Hyori is sweeter than strawberries!" "You seem to have bought a lot of strawberries," and "Soonshim seems unwilling to be in the picture."

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

[NEWS] T-ara refuses 2 Billion Won offer from Japanese publisher

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Girl group T-ara recently revealed that they have refused to take the offer from a famous Japanese publishing company.

On April 10th, T-ara held a surprise press conference at Incheon International Airport ahead of their trip to Europe and revealed more details regarding the offer.

T-ara was offered a maximum amount of money of 150 million Yen (2 billion Won) to release a photobook, a calendar as well as a two hour DVD from a Japanese publisher. The group replied, "We were surprised at the large amount of money. We are very thankful for their attention."

"However, we decided to give up taking the offer because we want to show a natural and comfortable side of us rather than taking a pictorial to make profit. We are going on a trip to show beautiful views and happy smiles to our fans. We will participate editing and producing the pictorial."

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: Star News
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and Donghae’s “Oppa Oppa” hits #2 on Oricon Weekly Chart

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Super Junior members Eunhyuk and Donghae continue to take over Japan with duet song "Oppa Oppa". After debuting #2 on Oricon Daily Chart last week, the duo's Japanese single hasn't died down and grabbed second place on Oricon Weekly Chart as well.

On April 10th, the new chart rankings showed that the Japanese version of "Oppa Oppa" had achieved second place for the week, just behind rock band B'z. In addition, the song also sat atop Tower Record's Singles Chart last week.

With their record set on Oricon's Weekly Chart, the firm said it is unusual for foreign artists, who released an album as a unit, to sit on the album and singles charts simultaneously.

Meanwhile, Donghae and Eunhyuk will be holding a fan meeting, titled "Premium Mini Live Event" on April 11 at Tokyo's Shibuya AX Hall to commemorate the successful release.

Source: Oricon
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Jay Park holds surprise fan sign at a game room

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Singer Jay Park surprised his fans by holding a surprise fan signing event at a local PC gaming room.

On April 10th, a picture with the title, "Celebrity fan signing at a common PC room" was posted on an online community site. In the photo, Jay Park is seen sitting down inside a PC game room while giving his autograph for a long line of fans.

The photo was reported to be taken on April 9 at a game room located in the southern city of Jindo after his appearance at the K-Pop Concert.

Netizens commented, "I only see male fans", "Jay, come to my neighborhood" and "So cool!"

Source: Online community
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho’s commercial shuts down server

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Actor Lee Min Ho once again proved his unparalled popularity in China, causing a website's servers to crashed down.

Lee Min Ho currently has an endorsement deal with the cosmetic brand, innisfree as its international model. Ahead of the launch of its brand in China at the end of April, a short, user-interactive movie "First Love" was released as a part of innisfree's digital marketing strategy.

With so many fans trying to connect to the site, the servers were brought down several times, proving Lee Min Ho's popularity is too much for the website to handle.

A member of innisfree said, "Though we increased our server capacity, it seems at the same time there were many fans who accessed the site multiple times leading to the crash."

The 4 minute and 30 second long video is about Lee Min Ho missing his first love. The user can input in their picture and name in order to become the female protagonist and thus Lee Min Ho's first love. At the end of the story the user can choose either "Yes" or "No" to see different endings.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Kim Ha Neul completes first recording for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

SBS new drama "Gentlemen's Class", which currently gathering attention even before it's started to air for its star-studded cast, has completed its first filming.

Along with actors Jang Dong Gun, Kim Su Ro, Kim Min Jong and Lee Jong Hyuk, female lead Kim Ha Neul also began filming for the drama. Making her first drama comeback in two years, Kim Ha Neul will play the high school ethics teacher Seo Yi Soo, who is bright and outgoing yet strict.

On April 8th, the drama held its shooting in a high school in Seoul. Kim Ha Neul proved her skills as a veteran actress by showing her natural acting, combined with determined expressions and ringing voice.

Production company Hwa and Dam Pictures stated, We are very satisfied from her first shoot, as Kim Ha Neul portrayed her upright and pleasant character of Seo Yi Soo so perfectly. She is showing a great will and affection for the role. Please look forward to Kim Ha Neul transformation into a school teacher."

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] T-ara heads off to Europe

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:15 AM PDT

On April 10th, the girls of T-ara were spotted at Incheon International Airport, on their way to Italy.

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.

The new seven-member girl group will release seven different music videos shot overseas. Their music videos will be different from regular music videos, and will be the same as a visual CF.

Check out the photos of T-ara!

Photo: OSEN
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] 4minute's new song takes over charts

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:05 AM PDT

On April 9th, 4minute revealed their music video for Volume Up and released their 3rd mini album.

Since the release of the mini album, 4minute has stormed real-time charts. On Mnet, Soribada, Bugs, Olleh, and Monkey 3, 4minute has reigned supreme and ranked at number 1. On Melon, 4minute reached number 2 and threatened to dethrone Busker Busker, an indie band that has recently gained massive popularity.

4minute continued to work with Shinsadong Tiger and Rado for their comeback this year. In the music video, their transformation into sexy female warriors has left a deep impression on viewers. How do you feel about 4minute's new mini album?

Source: kpopn
Translating + Editing + Reporting: applemango @ 4-minute.com

[NEWS] 4minute runs promotional buses for comeback

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Girl group 4minute is going all out promoting their comeback album "Volume Up" through free bus service in Seoul!

On April 10th, 4minute's agency, Cube Entertainment revealed that 4minute will run a free bus wrapped in 4minute's images for four weeks around Seoul's busiest areas. The bus will travel between the areas of Myeongdong, Hongik University, Jamshil and Gangnam. The route between the four sites will create a numerical '4'.

For four weeks beginning on April 12, the promotional buses will provide services from Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1PM to 9PM. Passengers on the bus will get to enjoy 4minute's new album photos, songs, and music videos during their ride.

During the promotions, 4minute also plans to hold guerilla concerts and fan meetings on the bus.

Source: Cube Entertainment
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Did G-Dragon copy his seaweed hair from Skrillex?

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:59 AM PDT

Mnet's Wide Entertainment News will be rummaging through K-Pop concepts to guess where they've been spotted before on other people.

The April 9 broadcast of Wide Entertainment News will show how G-Dragon's shocking 'seaweed hair' may have been inspired by the American producer and disc jockey Skrillex through its Unlock section.

Their hairdos do seem to resemble each other's as they both have their hair gathered on one side of their head, but the difference is that Skrillex's hair looks more lush and curly while G-Dragon's looks like it'll blow any way the wind blows. (Aside from the fact that it's all frosty and frozen in the teaser photo.) Does anyone want to see G-Dragon's hair take on a more fluffy texture too?

The show will also compare the spy concept of Hyuna in the Trouble Maker music video with that of Justin Timberlake's Sexyback, the music video of Brown Eyed Girls' Sixth Sense with Beyonce's Single Ladies music video, and Rainbow Pixie's Hoi Hoi, TVXQ's Mirotic and SHINee's Juliette with popular global stars, films, magazines, building shapes and animations.

The day's broadcast will continue with more comparisons by pitching 4Minute's sexy teasers with SISTAR's.

Source: Enewsworld.com

[NEWS] "Good Morning" Sheds Light on Big Bang Members′ Past

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:55 AM PDT

They're big stars now but what were Big Bang's members like as young students?

That's what SBS' Good Morning sought to find out on the April 10 episode as some of its production members went to the Big Bang member's elementary, junior high and high schools.

Some of tidbits the episode shared included G-Dragon starting his broadcast debut at the early age of five on the MBC children's program Bbo Bbo Bbo. His dancing and rapping skills were already famous as an elementary student and even appeared on television as part of a mini version of the 1990's popular co-ed group, Roora.

His second year junior high home room teacher wrote then about G-Dragon, "Whatever role you give him, he does his best."

The show also revealed G-Dragon and Taeyang went to the same high school together, where Taeyang used to sport much longer locks.

Member Daesung was shown to have hardly changed from his childhood.

His second year junior high school home room teacher praised Daesung's singing even then, writing, "If he tries hard I think he can easily become a singer." The same teacher also wrote that he believed Daesung would become a gifted and talented individual.

Guess teachers really do know best!

Source: Enewsworld.com


[PICTURE] IU shows her charms for vitamin CF

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Singer IU showed off her lovely charms during a photoshoot for a vitamin CF.

Several photos of IU from the well known vitamin brand "Lemona" CF shooting set have been revealed through online community board. The singer is seen showing off her innocent beauty throughout the photoshoot.

The close up photo, in particular, showed IU's unique and refreshing charms which melt the hearts of many uncle fans.

Netizens commented, "IU is so cute!", "She becomes prettier everyday" and more.

IU has been chosen to represent "Lemona" through the "You and I Lemona" which will be released on May 1st.

Source: Naver
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[PICTURE] SM reveals f(x) posters for ‘I AM’ movie

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:30 AM PDT

Following the posters of SHINee, SM Entertainment released new posters for upcoming movie 'I AM' featuring the girls of f(x)!

"I AM" documents the performances and daily lives of SM artist at the previous "SMTOWN Live in New York" held at Madison Square Garden. The biographical movie, directed by Choi Shinsung, features SM artists including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, f(x) and SHINee.

The movie is set to be released this May.

Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[VIDEO] The Boss reveals new teaser feat. Jay

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:18 AM PDT

After being away in Korea since their "Lady" promotions, The Boss will be making their comeback with upcoming album "Shadow". Following their first teaser which featured member Karam, the boys released new teaser featuring member Jay.

"Shadow" is The Boss' first official album since their debut. The album will contain twelve tracks and an instrumental. It will feature new songs as well as previous hits from their single "Lady" and mini album "Awake."

The album is set for release on April 17th.

Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Jessica dazzles for ‘Coming Step’

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 04:05 AM PDT

Girls' Generation member Jessica recently hit the streets of New York for a photoshoot for clothing brand 'Coming Step'.

On April 10th, still cuts as well as behind-the-scene footage from the photoshoot have been unveiled via Coming Step's official website. The collage of photos feature the Girls' Generation member parading on the streets and looking effortlessly chic in the brand's signature stylish T-shirts, blazers and blouses.

Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net