Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"[News] SHINee’s Taemin Voted as #1 Idol Member Other Groups Want to Steal" plus 24 more

"[News] SHINee’s Taemin Voted as #1 Idol Member Other Groups Want to Steal" plus 24 more

[News] SHINee’s Taemin Voted as #1 Idol Member Other Groups Want to Steal

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 09:09 AM PDT

Among the slew of talented, pretty-looking and vocally talented idol group stars, SHINee's Taemin has beat out the others to become the most coveted idol group member

On the April 16 episode of MBC's Weekly Idol, the top ten ranking results will be shown from a vote taken among idol stars on the topic 'Idol Member We Want to Steal For Our Group'.
The poll was participated by groups such as miss A, FT Island, Teen Top, B1A4, and took into account idol stars' variety show skills, music producing skills, looks and more.
In the end, member Taemin ended up in first place with fellow idol stars citing reasons such as, "He's so young but he dances and sings so well" and "He's so pretty.
"Even MC Jung Hyung Don, upon seeing a picture of Taemin dressed up as a girl, exclaimed, "My heart just fluttered at that picture."
Some of the other members that were found to be in the ranking included f(x)'s Sulli, miss A's Suzy, Big Bang's G-Dragon, JYJ's Kim Junsu and more

INFO] U-Kiss' "DORADORA" Album Cover + Tracklist!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:55 AM PDT

The photo above is the album cover of U-Kiss' DoraDora. The album cover has been revealed along with the track list.

Check out the track list below.

01. 도라도다 (DORADORA) - Title Track
02. 4U (For You)
03. 사랑이 멉출 때
04. Amazing
05. Tick Tock (Out of Time) (Korean version)
06. 도라도다 (DORADORA) (intrumental) 

Credits: KPOPTown + Rocketboxx.net

[INFO] T-ARA's Japanese 1st full album 'Jewelry box' - tracklist & details!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:43 AM PDT

We already reported that girl group T-ara will finally release their first full Japanese album titled 'Jewelry Box'.

The information about the track list and more details have been revealed. The order of tracks is not yet decided so their might be some changes in the order.

Check out the track list and details about the album below.

Track List
01) Bo Peep Bo Peep 
02) LOVE ME ! ~ あなたのせいで狂いそう~ (I Go Crazy Because Of You)
03) Apple is A 
04) Keep Out (Japan Original track)
05) T.T.L ~ Time to Love ~
06) Roly-Poly
07) Breaking Heart ~ 私がとても痛くて(I'm Really Hurt)
08) コジンマル~嘘~(Lies)
09) ウェイロニ (Why Are You Being Like This)
10) yayaya
11) Cry Cry
12) Lovey-Dovey
13) T-ARATiC MAGiC MUSiC (Japan Original track)

Their first full Japanese album will be having three Editions which are 'Diamond' , 'Sapphire' and 'Pearl'

*6,800yen (tax in ) 
*Special Jewelry box package
*100P Photobook 
*Trading Cards (1type of random 8 types)
*flyer of Lottery reservation ticket of Concert in Tokyo
*DVD (Video: Christmas Concert in Japan 2011)(90min)

*3,600yen (tax in ) 
*Special digipak package
*32P Photobook 
*Trading Cards (1type of random 8 types)
*flyer of Lottery reservation ticket of Concert in Tokyo
*DVD (video:History of T-ARA , since their Japanese debut)

*3,000yen (tax in ) 
*nomal package
*Trading Cards (1type of random 8 types)
*flyer of Lottery reservation ticket of Concert in Tokyo

Source: http://www.emimusic.jp/artist/t-ara?action=news&id=9243
Translated by: tarawota @ Diadem
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[PICTURES] Orange Caramel and Nu’Est in Inkigayo magazine!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:33 AM PDT

Sub unit Orange Caramel and rookie group Nu'Est are both featured in Inkigayo magazine. They seem having fun together.

We will post the translation of the article once it is up but for the meantime, enjoy their lovely pictures below.

Source: Elite-rebels
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net


Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Idol group Boyfriend is featured again in another magazine, Trendy magazine. They look so cool and adorable in their pictures from the said magazine.

Take a look at their photos below.

Credits: @HUHU0201, kyokyo, Choi Angel

[VIDEO] Girl's Day unveiled Oh My God MV!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:03 AM PDT

Girl's Day unveiled the full MV of their new song Oh My God,check out the MV here!

[NEWS] Park Min Young emerges as Asian Fashion Icon

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Actress Park Min Young won the "Fashion Artist Award," given to Asian stars who wield influence in terms of fashion trends, at the China Music Awards in Macau on April 13.

At the ceremony, Park sported a long green dress, showing off her goddess-like stature and natural elegance. She also surprised Chinese viewers and fans with her fluent Mandarin during her acceptance speech.

The CMA is in its 16th year, and Asia's representative stars are invited to the event every year. Park was the only Korean star invited to this year's ceremony, proving her popularity in China.

A member of the organizing committee said "One of Park's dramas, 'City Hunter,' is now broadcast across China, which has greatly expanded her fan base. Chinese viewers find her acting skills very appealing."

Source: Chosunilbo

[NEWS] Kim Gura suspends activities over insults to comfort women

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:47 AM PDT

Popular comedian Kim Gura has quit all the TV programs he hosts after an old audio clip went viral in which he referred to the so-called comfort women forced into sexual slavery by imperial Japan as "prostitutes."

The one-minute audio clip came from an online radio program he hosted back in 2002 on the popular political parody website Ddanzi Ilbo. Kim reports on an incident where 80 prostitutes at a brothel in southeastern Seoul rented buses to visit the National Human Rights Commission to protest against an indiscriminate police crackdown.

"We haven't seen a sight like this, where 80 prostitutes board two buses, for quite a long time, probably since the comfort women or something like that," Kim is heard to say. When the clip spread on the Internet, websites of popular TV programs Kim hosted were filled with thousands of comments criticizing the comedian.

As controversy intensified, Kim issued a statement through his agency saying he would immediately quit the eight entertainment programs he hosts.

Source: Chosunilbo

[NEWS] Lee Byung Hun & Lee Min Jung deny dating rumors

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:37 AM PDT

Both considered top notch actors in Korean entertainment, the rumor mill has been abuzz about latest reports indicating Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung are dating.

One media source reported on April 16th that the 42-year-old actor and the 30-year-old actress had good opinions of each other from earlier this year, and had cautiously starting dating. After bumping into one another at various award ceremonies and other work-related gatherings, their sunbae-hoobae (or senior-junior) work relationship blossomed into a romantic relationship.

Another source added fuel to the fire, quoting sources close to the two stars, saying that the two were even considering marriage! The report said that the cose sources said only a few of the stars' closest group knew about their relations and that they limited their dates to near Lee Byung Hun's house to avoid the public's eye.

When each of the stars' respective agencies were questioned on the rumors, they both denied the dating rumors.

Lee Byung Hun's BH Entertainment said that the rumors were groundless. Regarding rumors of the actor having invited the actress to his house to meet with his family, BH Entertainment said that Lee did indeed invite Lee Min Jung over, but it was for a get-together with other movie officials.

The young actress's management, MS Team Entertainment stated that after contacting Lee directly, she flat out denied the rumors saying the two simply have a sunbae-hoobae relationship. Lee did say that the two stars met for meals, but it wasn't a one-on-one encounter, but a meal with others.

Lee Byung Hun is currently busy filming the drama "Joseon King" alongside actress Han Hyo-joo, while Lee Min Jung will be making her comeback in the drama "Big" with Gong Yoo and miss A's Suzy.

Source: KBS World

[NEWS] The Boss postpones comeback due to CEO arrest

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Due to the arrest of the Open World Entertainment's CEO, The Boss will be postponing their 1st full-length album "Shadow" until further notice.

Last week, the CEO of Open World Entertainment has been arrested and currently under going investigation. He was charged with habitual sexual harrassment, assault and rape of his singers, trainees and aspiring singers.

As a result, The Boss, who is under the same agency, has stopped all of their schedules. After the release of two video teasers earlier this week, the company stopped uploading new videos, focusing on the situation of the company instead. Other singers including X-5 from the agency halted its activities as well.

The Boss was initially scheduled to release their album on April 17th. Due to all of the commotion, the release date will be postponed to a new date hasn't been confirmed yet.

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

[NEWS] Park Shin Hye holds first fan meeting in Hong Kong

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:12 AM PDT

On April 16th, Hallyu actress Park Shin Hye visited Hong Kong to promote the Korean cosmetics brand Gowoonsesang, which she represents.

Park Shin Hye visited cosmetics retailer SASA's outlet to hold a fan-meet which she signed autographs and was interviewed by the local press. "The dramas 'You're Beautiful' and 'Hayate the Combat Butler,' which Park starred in, were huge hits in Hong Kong," a representative from Park's agency 4HIM Entertainment said.

"So her popularity is just soaring at the moment." The agency also said Park was excited about meeting her fans in Hong Kong for the first time and the promotion stint is thought to be instrumental to Park's career there.

In February, the star held her first Japanese fan meeting and in March, she modeled in the fashion show "TGC Girls Collection." Park made her debut in 2003, starring in a music video for the singer Lee Seung Hwan.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] FT Island to hold concert in Hong Kong

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Rock band FT Island will be rocking Hong Kong with their upcoming concert this summer.

After wrapping up promotional activities with their latest hit track, "Severly", FT Island will resume their "Play! FT Island" concert tour. "Play! FT Island" kickstarted in Korea in August last year and was followed up by shows in Malaysia, Japan and Singapore the following months.

FT Island will be traveling to Hong Kong next during the summer holidays in July, holding a concert in the city for the first time. The band will be holding their concert "2012 FT Island Concert in Hong Kong" which will take place at the Asiaworld Expo Hall on July 14th.

Meanwhile, FT Island is slated to hold a concert in Taiwan first on May 26th. All 8,000 tickets for the Taiwan's concert were snapped up in about 10 minutes after going on sale last March 24.

Source: Korea Star Daily
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Sunny Hill’s Jubi to join Super Junior’s Kim Kibum in drama ‘I Love Lee Taeri’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:36 AM PDT

Sunny Hill member Jubi will be making her acting debut in the upcoming tvN's drama "I Love Lee Taeri" (translated title). Jubi will be joining the lead casts Super Junior's Kim Kibum and actress Park Ye Jin and will play the role of a hyper idol group leader, Ha Soon Sim.

"I Love Lee Taeri" is a fantasy romance-comedy drama and a sequel to "The Wedding Scheme." It tells the story of a middle school student who suddenly finds himself a man in his 30's.

The drama, which was produced by screenwriter Moon Ji Young and director Kim Do Hyuk, will be aired every Monday and Tuesday starting May 28th.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Super Junior holds successful ‘Super Show 4 in Shanghai’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Super Junior continued its "Super Show 4" world tour in Shanghai on Saturday, performing in front of some 10,000 fans at the Mercedes Benz Arena and speaking in Chinese throughout the night.

The show was packed with special effects and theatrics including the use of lasers beams and wires that propelled the band members into the air well above the stage.

It was the boy band's second time performing at the newly-built Shanghai venue, proving once again how popular the Korean group is across the Yellow Sea.

Hit songs "Super Man," "Beauty" and "Sorry Sorry" were included on the set list and members showed off their individual talents with piano recitals, dance-offs and solo ballads. A total of 35 songs were sung on Saturday.

Super Junior headed to China after the April 9 show in Paris that drew over 7,000 fans from across Europe. The next leg of the world tour will take the group to Indonesia on April 28.

In related news, Super Junior's 'Super Show 4 in Sydney' has been cancelled due to director of promoter's current medical issue which requires immediate treatment.

source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] J.Y. Park and Chun Jung Myun to appear on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:12 AM PDT

It has been revealed that the singer-producer J.Y. Park and actor Chun Jung Myun will be appearing on SBS 'Running Man'.

On April 16th, the show's producer, Cho Hyo Jin revealed, "J.Y. Park and Chun Jung Myun participated in the recording for Running Man today. I heard that the two are very close friends."

J.Y. Park and Chun Jung Myun is quite a surprising combination. The close friendship between the two was previously revealed in the past broadcasts where Chun Jung Myun revealed that he became close with J.Y. Park at Kim Heechul's birthday party.

Chun Jung Myun and J.Y. Park's appearance will be aired on the April 29th episode of SBS 'Running Man.'

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] INFINITE holds special party for Samsung Galaxy Player

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

INFINITE held a special party on April 13 titled, "You Are My First Galaxy Player," which was attended by 500 lucky fans who had gone into a draw, withstanding the ratio of one out of 15 for a spot at the event.

The event was launched to share with teenagers about the benefits of owning a Samsung Galaxy Player, which is the multipurpose MP3 player that the band promotes.

During the event, INFINITE sang hit songs such as "Paradise," "Nothing's Over" and "Be Mine." A special dance-off between fans and the band members also took place.

During a special talk forum, fans asked questions to which the band members answered candidly. As the party was held on "Black Day," (a day celebrating being single in Korea) INFINITE also topped the night by giving out chocolates to fans as the night drew to an end.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] B2ST to take ‘Beautiful Show’ to Thailand

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:48 AM PDT

Idol group B2ST will be taking their ongoing 'Beautiful Show' concert tour to Thailand next month.

According to the group's agency, Cube Entertainment, B2ST will meet their Thai fans and will take the stage of the Impact Exhibition Hall 1 on May 6th. The group plans to perform a number of their hit songs for their fans.

B2ST kickstarted the 'Beautiful Show' concert tour in Seoul's Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium on February. The group then held series of successful concerts in Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore, Indonesia and most recently in Japan.

Following the successful series of concerts in Seoul, Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore and most recently in Indonesia, Hallyu group B2ST will soon be taking their 'Beautiful Show' world tour concert to Japan.

Meanwhile, in the midst of their ongoing tour, B2ST will be holding their second official fan meeting in Korea on April 22 at Jamsil Indoor Stadium.

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

[Audio] Ki Tae Young releases new single “A Happy Man”

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:36 AM PDT

Actor Ki Tae Young has found a new calling in singing.

On April 16th, Ki Tae Young released a single entitled "The Happy Man" on various Web sites. According to his agency SP&J Entertainment, the single is a thank-you present to Ki's loyal fans.

"He took part in planning as well as in writing the lyrics," said the star's agency.

The tune contains an acoustic sound mixed with string music. It has a medium tempo and boasts Ki's vocal and piano skills.

"He took his time to make sure that his album was near-perfect. It's a love song with a heartfelt message that Ki wants to convey to everyone," said SP&J Entertainment.

Check out the song below!

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] CNBLUE’s special limited edition of ‘EAR FUN’ sold out

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:24 AM PDT

After receiving a hot response from the fans with their comeback, CNBLUE has decided to release a 'Special Limited Edition' of their latest mini album "EAR FUN." Released on April 10th, the special album has been already sold out.

According to Hanteo Chart, the 'Special Limited Edition' of "EAR FUN" ranked first on the Most Sold Album in Korea during the period between April 9 and 15. Just a week from its release, CNBLUE has sold out all 50,000 copies of the album

The special limited edition album contains the same songs but with a different album cover and contains a 140-page photobook, featuring CNBLUE's photos taken from America.

The album is also recording a high album sale figure in the overseas markets, which proves the group's enormous popularity worldwide. In addition, the original version of the album "EAR FUN" has been selling steadily. The two albums have scored a whopping 130,000 copies sold altogether.

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

[PICTURE] Supernova releases jacket photos for “Stupid Love”

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:12 AM PDT

After a long one and a half year hiatus, Supernova finally made their comeback onto K-pop scene. Returning as five-member group as their leader, Yoon Hak, is currently enlisted in the military, Supernova released their new mini album "Stupid Love."

Earlier today, the full music video for the latest title track "Stupid Love" has been unveiled, featuring the sexy Davichi member Kang Minkyung. In addition, Supernova released the jacket photos for the album.

Source: Daum
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] J.Y. Park to make singing comeback this month

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

As previously reported, singer and produver J.Y. Park is busy preparing for the new album although the specific comeback date hasn't been set. This time, more details regarding his comeback have been unveiled.

According to JYP Entertainment, J.Y. Park will be releasing his new mini album at the end of April and resume his singing activities. The new mini album will mark his first new album in two years since the 2009 album, "Sad Freedom."

Despite his busy schedule these days, J.Y. Park found some time to produce his own songs for his upcoming album. The singer-producer has been busy producing for Wonder Girls' American album, miss A's "Touch", acting in movies and dramas through "Dream High 2" and "5 Million Dollar Man", serving as judge on SBS "K-Pop Star" and also setting up a restaurant in New York.

After releasing the mini album, J.Y. Park plans to hold a showcase to reveal the songs he produced over the two years.

JYP Entertainment revealed, "J.Y. Park has prepared a new style and music that you haven't seen before."

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Big Bang's heights: Truth" vs "Posted"

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:53 AM PDT

Netizens are once again suspicious of Big Bang's heights as recorded on their profiles.

Recently on an online community, this was posted as "Closure to Big Bang's Heights." In this post, one can see Big Bang standing next to other stars, followed with a comparison with those stars' profiles.

First off, G-Dragon's profile says that he is 177 cm tall. However, on SBS "Inkigayo," G-Dragon appears to be shorter than 2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung, but surprisingly also shorter than the female MC, Ha Yeonju. People are claiming that he even had lifts inserted in his shoes, but he is still shorter than Ha Yeonju. Seungri, who is recorded to be the same height as G-Dragon, was also compared. When Seungri is standing next to Goo Hyesun, there seems to be not much of a different. However, Goo Hyesun is recorded as 163 cm. Goo Hyesun does have boots on, but netizens are claiming there is no way Seungri is 177 cm.

TOP, who is known to be the tallest member at 181 cm, is also gathering attention. He appears to be shorter than Yoo Jaesuk, who is 175 cm. In a photo in which both Yoo Jaesuk and TOP are barefoot, he looks even shorter. People are asking with doubt "Is he even over 180 cm?"

Taeyang, the shortest member, was looked at as well. His profile claims he is 173 cm, but he appears to be around the same height as Gong Minji, at 161 cm.

As for Daesung, his height was revealed as 167 cm on SBS "Family Outing," but his profile states that he is 178 cm. When compared with other boy groups, the heights on profiles seem to be incorrect.

This is not the first time Big Bang's height was regarded as a surprise. Almost every month a new "display of Big Bang's height" turns up. Netizens are asking Big Bang's members to reveal the truth as they continue to mention these flaws.

Netizens have commented "Tell us Big Bang's true heights," "Everyone already knows Big Bang is short," and "There should be a limit as to how much you lift your heights on profiles." Some other netizens say "They are short but they have style," "Why does height even matter?" and "Shorter than me but richer than me."

Source: Sports News
Translated by: @kristinekwak

[NEWS] Lee Hyori and Eugene become rivals on reality programs

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:48 AM PDT

The original K-Pop girl group sensation leaders, Lee Hyori of Fin.K.L and Eugene of S.E.S will face off each other once again through reality shows that air on the same day. The two stars will become rivals as hosts on the reality shows, 'Super Couple Diary' and 'Golden 12'.

Lee Hyori is serving the MC for OnStyle's 'Golden 12' that started airing on April 5. The show focuses on Lee Hyori's daily activities and social life, where she works as a spokesperson for various societal problems and issues. An official from the show stated, "Since it's a reality program, the lack of privacy and high exposure of a celebrity might be a big burden. However, Lee Hyori was more than happy to be a part of the show."

On the other hand, Eugene will be hosting StoryOn's 'Super Couple Diary' starting from April 19th at 2 PM on the same day as 'Golden 12.' 'Super Couple Diary' is a reality show that displays the newlywed life of Eugene and her husband Ki Tae Young. Eugene's agency, G.G Entertainment stated, "Eugene decided to be part of this reality show without hesitation. She's the type of person who doesn't mind revealing her private life on camera."

Source: Naver
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] TVXQ makes history with ‘Live Tour 2012 – TONE’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:36 AM PDT

Hallyu group TVXQ made another history in Japan!

On April 14th to 16th, TVXQ held their sold-out 'Live Tour 2012 – TONE' at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The three day concert attracted over 165,000 audience members, proving their status as legends in Japan.

According to Sankei Sports, TVXQ had made history for being the first overseas artist to have held concerts at the Tokyo Dome for three consecutive days in 11 years. TVXQ has become the third artists to claim the feat after Michael Jackson and Backstreet Boys.

TVXQ will also be holding their biggest Japanese fan event in Saitama in June and Kobe in July which is expected to attract over 100,000 fans. The event will take place in Saitama on June 30 and July 1 and July 7 and 8 in Kobe.

Meanwhile, TVXQ is currently preparing for the live tour finale at the Osaka Kyoccera Dome on April 21.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net

[AUDIO] Superstar K2’s Kim So Jung & Deok Hwan release OST for ‘Queen Inhyun’s Man’

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 04:24 AM PDT

The 'Superstar K2' contestants Kim So Jung and Deok Hwan participated in the OST for tvN's upcoming new Wednesday-Thursday drama "Queen Inhyun's Man."

Kim So Jung lent her voice the song titled "You've Come", which will be the theme song for actress Yoo In Na's character in the drama. While Deok Hwan released the OST track titled "I'm Coming to See You."

"Queen Inhyun's Man" is a fantasy-comedy drama that portrays a love story of Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo who transcends time and space. The pilot episode of the drama will be aired on April 18th.

Source: OSEN
Written by: jhezwafu @dkpopnews.net