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"[PICTURES] Lee Hyori for Nylon Magazine!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURES] Lee Hyori for Nylon Magazine!" plus 24 more

[PICTURES] Lee Hyori for Nylon Magazine!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:55 AM PDT

Singer Lee Hyori is featured in Korean magazine.

Lee Hyori showed her feminine image as she posed for Nylon magazine. You can see her pictures in May 2012 issue.

Hyori exposed her perfect body figure with a smile.

Check out and enjoy her pictures below. Click the picture to enlarge.

Lee Hyori is indeed beautiful and sexy.

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[PICTURES] Han Ji Min graces Ceci Magazine!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Actress Han Ji Min stuns in Ceci Magazine May 2012 Issue.

She shows a feminine image with roses as the background. Check out her gorgeous pictures below.

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[VIDEO] Sunny Hill released Princess and Prince Charming MV!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:40 AM PDT

Check out the full MV of Sunny Hill's new song titled Princess and Prince Charming.

Like their new song?

[VIDEO] B.A.P unveiled teaser for Power!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:37 AM PDT

Check out the first teaser of B.A.P for their upcoming hit song Power!

The boys will release their new album on 27th April,do you anticipate their comeback?

[NEWS] Is There a Power in Nine?

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:33 AM PDT

The number nine seems to be quite popular these days among top girl groups.
SNSD is known for having nine members, while After School promoted with nine members for a few months before Bekah "Graduated". Now with After School's newest addition KaEun, along with the future members of T-Ara; all three groups will soon be promoting with nine members.
Various opinions which range from excitement to despair over the changes in After School and T-ara's line ups have been expressed and become a popular topic in online community boards. The recent announcement of SNSD's first sub unit is also gaining a lot of attention.
All the groups above have members with individual schedules that include Drama/CF filming, modelling, and television appearances among other activities. Because of this it is sometimes hard for all the members of a group to perform together at events. When group and individual schedules become intertwined a group with a lot of members is at an advantage because one individuals absence isn't felt too much. At the same time big groups run the risk of having a few members become overshadowed which is when solo activities and promoting in sub-units is beneficial.

Some of the top reasons for having a group with nine members are:
◆ "Reducing the burden of individual activities"
Many members have individual projects which include acting, modeling, and Television appearances among other activities. These members may feel pressured to complete both their personal activities along with all of the groups promotional activities. With more members the loss some fans may feel when a certain member isn't performing will hopefully be minimal.
While some members are busy or wish to rest sub-unit activities allow for specific members to express themselves in a different way from the main group. They are also able to show off skills they weren't able to previously display.
According to a Pledis official, in After School's upcoming performances if a member is absent fans "…will not be able to feel the lack in the stage".

◆ "Enhanced vocal lines"
The more members a group has the richer the music style will be.
Each member brings something unique to the group from treble to bass singing styles along with rapping variations.
Having more members takes the burden off of main vocalists who will no longer have to sing the majority of songs. This will help strengthen the remaining members vocals and allow for better line division (hopefully).
◆ "Stage performance improvement"
With nine members in a group their stage performances can be arranged in aesthetically pleasing formats likes triangles, diamonds, and lines among a large variety of other dancing compositions. Choreography in a group of this size has no limitations.
There is also no need for backup dancers. With only the group onstage fans and viewers attention will be solely be directed toward the group without any distractions.

◆ "Possible long-term activity, however, competition is inevitable"
A nine member group is able to stay active for a long time due to the strength in talent.
While in the group members can work together and strengthen their skills by learning from and with one another.
Members are also able to pursue their personal interests like acting and modelling without pressure to chose between the group and going solo. By remaining a member but taking breaks to complete personal projects a member can help bring promotion towards the group as a whole while attracting new fans.
However, competition within the group can not be avoided. A group with nine members may have fierce competition within it due to specific attention/popularity certain individuals have.
But, with the use of sub-units and solo activities all members should be able to partake in the personal activities that make them happy while remaining a valuable member of their group.

Article: Nate 
Trans: AfterSchoolDaze

[VIDEO] Lauren Lunde gives DKPOPNEWS a cute shoutout!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:34 AM PDT

Dear DKPOPNEWS' readers,we received a lot of love from Lauren Lunde as she recorded a cute video to express her love to her MBLAQ appas as well as DKPOPNEWS' readers!

She started by greeting Daily K Pop News,and mentioned her MBLAQ appas' names:

She said,
"This is Joon, i like Joon"!
"This is G.O, Da Young likes G.O"!
"This is Cheon Dung, Leo likes Cheon Dung"!
"This is Mir, i like Mir,Mir is very funny"!
"This is Seungho, I like Seungho"!

"Hello,Hello bye"!

She is such a pretty little girl, thanks to Lauren's dad Mr Andrew for recording this video, Lauren likes to sing and dance, at the same time, she is a huge fan of Pororo!

Lauren showed her talent in singing during the filming of MBLAQ's Hello Baby, her dancing clip of Run has received more than 90K views on Youtube as well.

Check out her cute performance here!

To know more about Lauren Lunde,kindly visit her pages:

Do you have any message for Lauren Lunde, we can help to send your messages to Lauren ^^ 

[NEWS] Kim Junsu concert’s ticketing starts today (April 19), phone line of ticket selling company was already down!

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:18 AM PDT

Solo comeback of JYJ Kim Junsu is drawing attention.
On April 16, Kim Junsu's agency – CJeS entertainment announced that he will release his solo album in the upcoming May and later hold a domestic concert and an Asia Tour.
Right after the news about Kim Junsu's solo album was announced, many showed their high interest through online communities and SNS etc. Many have responded "Is the best finally drawing near", " I'm anticipating real power of the idol ranked 1st in best singing ability", "Xiah Junsu's album, is this a dream or reality".

Especially, on April 16 when the news was spread, over 3000 tweets related to Kim Junsu's solo album were made, related articles also made record with over 100 RTs and received explosive interest.

CJeS official said "After the annoucement, phone calls asking about ordering keep pouring in. Not only in Korea, many overseas parties want to purchase it too. Once again, we can actually sense his worldwide popularity."
In addition, the party who is in charge of selling tickets for Kim Junsu's first concert – Interpark said "First batch of tickets will be on sale today (April 19) at 8pm. Ever since report about the concert was out, Interpark phone line has been paralyzed and 70~80% of our agents have been handling phone calls related to Kim Junsu's concert. We already experienced Kim Junsu's ticket power through reservation for his musical but it never fails to surprise us every single time."
First batch of tickets for Kim Junsu's concert will be on sale at 8pm April 19 through Interpark (

Source: Sport Chosun
Translated by: SweetieXiah of JYJ3

[AUDIO] U-Kiss releases “Amazing” from ‘DORA DORA’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Ahead of their official comeback, U-Kiss released the track "Amazing" off of their upcoming mini album.

The song "Amazing", the 4th track off of their upcoming 6th mini album "DORA DORA", is an upbeat dance track with elements of electronica and rap. The song was composed and written by member AJ himself.

Meanwhile, U-Kiss will be dropping their 6th mini album "DORA DORA" on April 25th. This will be their first comeback in Korea in 6 months, after wrapping up their promotions in Japan. U-Kiss has worked with famous producers Kim Hyung Seok and Brian Kim in producing the album. In addition, Jay Park took part in writing the lyrics of a song "For You".

Written by: jhezwafu

[News] Taemin Apologizes for Being “Too Pretty”

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:56 AM PDT

SHINee's Taemin made a playful apology for being "too pretty" during the latest episode of SBS "One Night of TV Entertainment."

SHINee appeared on the show during a segment that talked about male celebrities with long hair. Taemin was picked as one of the prettiest male celebrities with long hair, and he was asked what kind of difficulties he has faced for his new hairstyle.

"I went to the men's bathroom, but people looked at me in confusion. So in order to make sure they understand I'm a guy, I had to keep pretending like I was clearing my throat," Taemin said.

Jonghyun, who was next to Taemin, added, "Since Taemin grew out his hair and 'flaunted' his beauty, I heard girl group members have been very cautious of him. Even girl groups are jealous of his pretty hair."

The MC went on to ask about the "hate" comment veteran singer Patty Kim kiddingly made about him. "She really did tell me, 'I hate you so much.' So I asked her why, and she said, 'It's because you're just too pretty.'"

Taemin continued, "I don't know what to say. I'm just born like this…I'm sorry for being born so pretty."

Check out the video of his cut here:

article by: thunderstix @ soompi
Video credit: jujutaem

[NEWS] Son Ye Jin’s flawless skin captivates fans

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Actress Son Ye Jin shows off her perfect skin!

Son Ye Jin recently returned as the 'queen of spring' through a cosmetic advertisement recently.

She is wearing an attractive peach colored dress, perfectly fits in time of cherry blossoms. Though she seem to be very close to the camera, Son Ye Jin shows no flaws. Her bouncy and moist skin complexion bring out the desire to touch her and her smile melts the hearts of anyone looking at her.

Netizen commented, "Her skin is shining", "She doesn't lack in anything" and more.

Son Ye Jin has been cast for the movie "Accomplice" which is about the brain fight between a father and daughter who claims he is a kidnapper.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] CNBLUE to wrap up promotions for “EAR FUN”

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Rock band CNBLUE, who recently made comeback after one-year hiatus, will be concluding their promotions for their latest release "EAR FUN."

According to FNC Entertainment on April 19th, CNBLUE will be giving their goodbye performances for title track "Hey You" on televised music programs this week. The group will have its final stage on the April 22 episode of SBS 'Inkigayo.'

The group's short promotional period was due to individual schedules. Member Kang Minhyuk is currently acting in KBS weekend drama "My Husband Got a Family" and lead guitarist Lee Jonghyun will also be acting in the upcoming SBS weekend drama "A Gentleman's Dignity" scheduled to air in end of May.

While other members are focusing on individual activities, Yonghwa will take that time to focus on working for CNBLUE's next album that is scheduled to be released some time in the latter half of the year. He will be studying music as well as writing and composing new songs.

Written by: jhezwafu

[VIDEO] Celebrities promote upcoming girl group ‘Hello Venus’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT

Pledis Entertainment will debuting its latest girl group, Hello Venus. In support for their debut, various Korean celebrities sent out shoutouts for the group.

On April 19th, a video titled "Cheer up, HELLOVENUS!!" was posted on Hello Venus' official Youtube channel. The video feature labelmate groups After School and NU'EST, as well as top artists from Fantagio agency, promoting the soon-to-debut Hello Venus.

Hello Venus will be comprised of six members including Yoo Ara, Nara, Alice, Ra Im, Yoon Jo, and Yoo Young. They possess the lively and friendly feeling of "Hello" and the beauty and love of the goddess "Venus."

The group is currently busy filming their music video and taking photo shoots for their debut in May.

Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] Park Min Young confirmed for ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT

We reported earlier that actress Park Min Young has been offered the female leading role for the upcoming MBC manga-based drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin." On April 19th, MBC confirmed that the actress has taken on the role.

Park Min Young will be playing the role of an internal medicine doctor and the sister of Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun) named Yoo Mina. She will also play the maiden Hong Young Rae in the Chosun times.

Director Han Heui said, "I think Park Min Young is the most suitable actress for these roles as she has been through various types of genres from modern to historical. Her continuous work has bought her reputation and I feel she should do well in this drama too."

"Time Slip Dr. Jin" is based on a Japanese original about the best internal medicine doctor Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun) traveling back to the 1860s to perform his medical abilities.

Meanwhile, "Time Slip Dr. Jin" also casts Song Seung Hun, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Lee Bum Soo and more and will be broadcasted after "Feast of the Gods" on the 26th of May.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] Rain to demo army guns on TV documentary

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

Singer Rain, who is serving his mandatory military service, will appear in a documentary about the defense industry entitled "Defense Report 2012" on TV Chosun.

Rain will be featured in several scenes at the start and end of the program, which will be divided into three parts and will air on Saturdays at 11 PM from this weekend.

"We cast Rain because we thought it would be more effective for the program that an active-duty soldier introduces weapons," TV Chosun said Wednesday.

The documentary looks into Korea's weapon systems and how they compare to other countries'. It also investigates ways to develop the nation's defense industry.

Source: Chosunilbo

[NEWS] Former member of legendary group Roo’ra, Chae Rina to make comeback

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Chae Rina, a female rapper from the 1990s idol group Roo'ra, is set to make a comeback after an absence of 10 years from the music industry.

Chae is said to be preparing to return to the spotlight as a singer as well as an entrepreneur.

The 34-year-old is currently making preparations for a new album to be released in the second half of the year and is also working on a new business.

Chae's representative told Star News on Tuesday that for some time the entertainer has been planning to open a clothing business and is also currently working on a new album. "This is her first business venture, and coupled with making a comeback in the industry, there will be some exciting developments for the star, although she's not sure if she wants to come back as a solo act or as part of a group," the spokesperson explained.

Chae made her debut as part of coed-group Roo'ra in 1995. As one of the original K-pop idol groups, it was immensely popular, churning out one hit song after another from "There is No Secret" to "Angel Who Lost Its Wings."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Girl’s Day releases individual dance tutorial for “Oh! My God”

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Following their quirky tracks "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Hug Me Once", the charming girls of Girl's Day finally returned with another entertaining piece, "Oh! My God"! In addition to the full music video and making-of video, the girls released the dance tutorial for their latest title track.

The series of videos feature the group in Dream Tea Entertainment's practice room. Each member teaches fans the basic choreography of their latest track "Oh! My God". Check out the videos below!

[VIDEO] Movie trailer for “The Thieves” ft. Kim Soo Hyun & Jeon Ji Hyun

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT

The official movie trailer for upcoming film "The Thieves" has been released!

Also known as "The Professionals," the new heist movie will be hitting theaters this summer. The big-budget film "The Thieves" is supposed to be the Korean version of "Oceans Eleven" and will feature several exotic locations and an all-star cast. The movie is directed by Choi Dong Hoon.

The teaser features highlights from the movie, which boasts a stellar cast lineup that includes the likes of Kim Hye Soo, Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Yoon Suk, Lee Jung Jae and more. Rising star Kim Soo Hyun, who makes his feature film debut in the movie, is also featured.

Written by: jhezwafu

[PICTURE] More of Jeon Ji Hyun’s wedding pictorial for ‘Elle’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Ahead of her wedding that took place on April 13th, actress Jeon Ji Hyun took part in a special pictorial for the fashion magazine 'Elle'.

The 'sassy girl' Jeon Ji Hyun officially turned into a woman and dazzled with her simple yet elegant wedding dress. According to 'Elle' on April 19th, the wedding pictorial will be revealed through the May issue with the cover graced by the actress as well.

Jeon Ji Hyun married her boyfriend and finance businessman Choi Joon Hyuk, who is the grandson of the renowned Hanbok designer Lee Young Hee and the younger son of designer Lee Jung Woo.

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu

[NEWS] KARA’s Jiyoung surprises fans with weird makeup

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:35 AM PDT

KARA's Kang Jiyoung recently surprised her fans with a weird makeup in her Japanese drama "Rainbow Rose."

On April 13th, "Rainbow Rose" released a highlight video, including the introduction of actors and behind-the-scene, prior to airing the first episode of the series.

In the video, Jiyoung, who plays the fashion major Yuri, appeared as a bubbly girl. She acted cute toward the camera and surprised everyone with her bizzare makeup and clothes. She even wore a mop on her head and feathery white eyebrows.

Netizens who saw the video commented, "She is cute no matter what she does," "Now she's doing comedy as well?" "Why did she put on a mop?" and more.

Source: TV Report
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[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy promotes her parents’ cafe

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:15 AM PDT

The supportive daughter, miss A's Suzy, recently visited the cafe owned and operated by her parents and helped promote it as well.

On April 19th, Suzy posted on her Twitter, "Surprise visit to Su Cafe in Gwangju. I heard this place serves delicious foods" and uploaded a proof shot of her visit.

In the photo, Suzy shows her cute and innocent smile while holding up a peace-sign. She can be seen sitting in front of a wall full of notes from miss A's fans who have visited the cafe.

Netizens commented, "Suzy is pretty", "I hope to visit the cafe someday", "Where is Su Cafe?" and more.

Source: Suzy's Twitter
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[NEWS] Supreme Team’s E-Sens receives sentence for smoking marijuana

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Supreme Team's E-Sens has been sentenced to a year and two months in prison with a 2-year probation after being charged for smoking marijuana.

At the final trial held at the Seoul Central District Court on April 13th, E-Sens was also sentenced 160 hours of social service, 40 hours of medication and lectures and a fine of 2,133,500 won.

In a press conference back in November, E-sens has admitted smoking marijuana multiple times causing to temporarily halt all activities.

During the course of the investigation, E-Sens came clean. However, he was tested positive in a drug test held from September to October and has been decided that he will to suspend future activities indefinitely.

Source: Sports Chosun
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[NEWS] J.Y. Park to release comeback song on April 22

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:45 AM PDT

Singer and producer J.Y. Park recently announced that he is preparing for his new album although the specific comeback date hasn't been set. This time, more details regarding his comeback have been unveiled.

On April 19th, J.Y. Park posted on his Twitter, "Now back to artist mode. For my personal fans, releasing my duet song 'Someone else' 22nd 0am and my 1st single 'You're the one' 29th 0am!"

According to J.Y. Park, he will be releasing his duet track titled "Someone Else" on April 22nd, prior to the official release of his first single "You're The One" on the 29th. His new release is said to feature new style and music that haven't seen before.

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

Source: JYP's Twitter
Written by: jhezwafu

[VIDEO] LMFAO shares “Party Rock” & “High High” mashup on their official Facebook

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:36 AM PDT

LMFAO shares "Party Rock" & "High High" mashup on their official Facebook

From LMFAO's official Facebook:


[VIDEO] YG on Air: "Check it out here!"

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:34 AM PDT

Translation: Amazing news keke Big Bang Cover Survival FANTASTIC 1 has finally ended after one month!! The winner has been announced! Who is the winner that Big Bang is announcing? Check it out here!

Translation by @kristinekwak of bigbangupdates

Here is the hilarious video that won! Enjoy!

[PICTURE] f(x)’s Sulli graces for ‘High Cut’

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 04:30 AM PDT

f(x)'s Sulli transforms into a spring princess in the latest pictorial for 'High Cut' magazine.

For the issue of 'High Cut' magazine released today on April 19th, Sulli appeared in a photoshoot titled, "Sulli Over Cherry Blossoms." It features Sulli's luscious lips with the use of a coral pink balm and Chanel brushes for an Audrey Hepburn inspired style.

The photoshoot is used to promote the "Chanel Makeup Pop Up Store" that will open for a month beginning from April 21. A representative of Chanel stated, "This meeting was made even more special because it was between Sulli and Chanel. Sulli's makeup was done by 4 different limited edition products, and they fit her perfectly. She's the perfect figure to represent the new trendy and youthful style of Chanel."

Source: Nate
Written by: jhezwafu