Friday, April 6, 2012

"[VIDEO] KARA performed Speed Up on Ichiban Song Show!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] KARA performed Speed Up on Ichiban Song Show!" plus 24 more

[VIDEO] KARA performed Speed Up on Ichiban Song Show!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 10:32 AM PDT

Check out KARA's performance on Ichiban Song Show!

[NEWS] Yuri shows off glamorous bodyline with ‘nude-tone’ outfit in ‘Fashion King’!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Recently, photos taken from the set of SBS's drama 'Fashion King' gathered a lot of attention as it was posted on an official blog site of a shopping complex. Even from a distance, Yuri's glamorous S-line body can be easily noticed.
Netizens who came across the photos left a variety of comments such as, "Yuri, you are so beautiful", "Wow, her S-line is unbelievable", "She has a beautiful face and beautiful body. She is just perfect", "I'm so jealous of her glamorous body", and "I'm having fun watching your acting and the drama".
Yuri is currently playing the role of the beautiful fashion designer,  Anna in the new SBS drama 'Fashion King'.

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[NEWS] Yangpa to release "Break Ups Are All The Same" featuring T-ara's Soyeon and SPEED's Jongkook on the 24th!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:41 AM PDT

"The Queen is Back" - Yangpa will release a duet with T-ara member Soyeon.

Yangpa's various duets on her new album "Together" has already created a lot of expectations from music industry officials.

Yangpa's new album "Together" will be released on May 1st, but ahead of the release, Yangpa will release "Break Ups Are All The Same" with T-ara's Soyeon and Mnet "Superstar K3" contestant and SPEED member Shin Jonkook on April 24th.

Yangpa's new album "Together" is her comeback after a year, and features Davichi's Lee Haeri, SPEED's Shin Jongkook, T-ara's Soyeon, and "4-octave girl" Shannon.

Yangpa's duet with Davichi's Lee Haeri, "Love Is All The Same" is currently the first place on numerous major music sites like Bugs, Soribada, and Cyworld, and is at second place fighting for first on many others.

Meanwhile, Yangpa debuted 15 years ago, in 1997 and is known for her "singing through her nose" type of singing as well as her bold appeal singing sad and deep songs.

Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem 

[NEWS] T-ara to promote as 9 members beginning in July!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:29 AM PDT

T-ara has transformed from 7 to 9.

Kim Kwangsoo, T-ara and Core Contents Media's CEO said on the 6th, "T-ara will change from 7 members to 9 members. T-ara's system will change and if it's needed, we'll make the drastic decision of replacing members by bringing in new members."

He continued, "In July, T-ara will release and promote a new album with new members. They'll change how they are to fit the 9 of them together."

Kim Kwangsoo CEO said that this decision was made because celebrities, and humans in general, will change and can become lazy which leads to their fall. Kwangsoo said the change to 9 members can help them stay successful and not turn out that same way.

He continued, "A lot of fans are worried and concern for the changes happening to T-ara, but our management knows very well what can happen if the changes aren't made. T-ara will be in a situation where there will be very intense competition, and we don't want to think that they'll not be able to grow. T-ara went through a lot of hard practice to debut as idols. They need to continue to constantly work harder and take on new challenges."

Kim Kwangsoo also wanted to emphasize, "T-ara's controversies including greeting problems, stage attitude problems, etc.. as T-ara's CEO, I'm sorry to the fans. Core Contents Media's staff and T-ara are working very hard to make sure to avoid all controversies."

"If the members are lazy, or harmful to other members including the new members, we'll make the bold decision to remove and replace them with new members." The CEO concluded.

The news members will join and to be announced when T-ara returns in July.

Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem 

[VIDEO] SISTAR unveiled Hyolin teaser for Alone!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:27 AM PDT

SISTAR unveiled the 2nd teaser video of Alone featuring main vocalist Hyolin,check out the teaser here!

[NEWS] Teen Top receives ‘love call’ from 3 South American countries!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Idol group Teen Top has been receiving 'love calls' from 3 South American Countries.

On the April 5th, Teen Top's agency revealed that they received love calls by saying "There is a rush of calls from Chile, Columbia and Venezuela etc.. requesting and proposing for fanmeetings including a variety of public performances."

To return all the hard works and efforts that the members are showing, Teen Top's public performances proposals from North America to Europe have been in view.

However, Teen Top ZEPP Tour will start on June 19th at Osaka ZEPP Namba then on 20th at Nagoya and the last stop is at Tokyo on the 21st.

Credits: oursupaluv
Source: OBS NEWS
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[NEWS] Producer Kim Changhwan covets G-Dragon the most among all idols!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Kim Changhwan was the producer behind the big names like Shin Seung Hoon,Kim Gun Mo, CLON, he made their biggest hits in 1990s. He was one of the two key words in 90's Korean music industry, the other one was Seo Taeji.

In his recent interview:

Q: When you were producing your own group last year, how did you differentiate them from other idol groups in the market? 
- No matter idol or not, singers only success because of their good music. Shin Seunghoon came out after appearing a few times in radio program,Kim Gun Mo came out because his songs were very unique, Clon, Hong Gyungmin also became famous because of the hit songs they sang. so I think whether idol or not,the music has to be good. 

Q: Is there any idol you covet? 
- I said this on my twitter before, I envy that SM has DBSK, YG has G-Dragon, JYP has Rain. At the moment, I covet YG's G-Dragon the most.

Q: What do you think of the difference between SM, YG and JYP? 
- YG comines DJ,R&B, Electric and house,which are the most popular trends in America right now, kind of remind me of Nicki Minaj. JYP makes new pop music with Park Jinyong's own flavor. SM only makes music that has SM's own color. They collaborate with Swedish composers alot, and also buy European and other foreign songs. 

Q: How do you compare yourself to other producers? 
- To be honest, other companies make similar music. they only change the group that sings the songs, but the music from the same company sounds too similar. I'm different because I dont repeat or recycle the same music, I wrote totally different songs for Kim Gun Mo and Clon. 
We used to have visual singers, they became famous based on their good looks, but the problem nowadays is that there are too many of them....


[PICTURE] Jessica eats like a goddess in recent selcas!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 07:17 AM PDT

SNSD's Jessica unveiled a set of new photos on UFO!

She is seen eating in a delightful manner in the photos shown above.

Fans commented that she looks gorgeous as usual in casual clothes.

Do you have any comment to share?

[NEWS] What's the role of the 2 new members of T-ara?

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Changes that will be made to girl group T-ara have been revealed. The current 7 members will be strengthen by the addition of 2 more members, forming a 9 member girl group.

Kim Kwangsoo, T-ara and Core Contents Media's CEO revealed to "DISPATCH' on the 5th that T-ara will have 2 new members and will operate as a 9 member girl group.

What's the rationale behind the 9 member T-ara? Kim Kwang Soo revealed that this was a decision to help T-ara solidify its position in the music industry. Adding 2 members who are outstanding in their singing abilities is to help them fulfill their role as singers even better in the future.

This is also to bring about a breathe of fresh air into the group, as Lead Vocalist Soyeon usually carries most of the responsibilities in singing when the group is promoting. The 2 new member will help to reduce the burden on Soyeon. Furthermore, with an even stronger vocal line, T-ara will have more choices when it comes to songs in the future.

Kim KwangSoo added that "The 2 new members are around the same age as the current members and brought about even more harmony to the current team." and "The new members are good in singing, that's why there are invited to join and help T-ara grow and develop as singers".

T-ara also added their 7th member Hwayoung in July 2010 on their initial 6 member foundation.

Translated by: xxxiang@Diadem

[INFO] Irish pop duo Jedward met with Big Bang + Taeyang's tweet

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 07:01 AM PDT

The Jedward twins are also in Japan. (Who are they?) There is no info though on where and why they met with BIGBANG. About the "new album" in the second tweet, I think they're just referring to ALIVE :)


[PICTURE] T-ara's Hwayoung shared "bizarre" photos on Twitter!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 06:37 AM PDT

 T-ara arrived in Thailand yesterday to attend the 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok.

Maknae Hwayoung unveiled some new photos on her Twitter.

Hwayoung is seen lying comfortably on the bed while posing cutely.

But the photos attached below are a bit strange,what happened to her actually??

Mind to share your opinions??

[NEWS] Strong heart reveal the new design for their trophy

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 06:05 AM PDT

SBS "Strong Heart" is making upgrades with their variety show. Recently, SBS "Strong heart" updated their twitter account sharing to all the photo of the new improved trophy for the variety show. The one who shared also asked, "Who do you think it looks like?" teasing fans.

Also the show upgraded their official logo as well as taking a new group photo with the fixed cast and the new MC Lee Dong Wook. Lee Dong Wook's first episode as the sole MC of the variety show will air on the 10th of April and much anticipation are set on how well will he fare on his new episode succeeding the role from Lee Seung Gi.

Source: Nate
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[NEWS] Actress Kim Tae Hee is planning to make a comeback this second half of the year

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Kim Tae Hee's agency confirmed that the actress is planning to make a comeback this second half of the year. An official confirmed that Kim Tae Hee is receiving offers for various roles and one of this is a role in a new drama "7" but no confirmations yet on whether she will accept it or not.

Her agency also shared that they are not yet certain whether Kim Tae Hee's first comeback project will be a movie, drama or an overseas project. They are still considering their options and offers but what is certain is that she will make her comeback this year. Kim Tae Hee's last project in Korea was SBS "My Princess" last year and "Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" in Japan's Fuju TV.

Source: Newsen
Written by: blueprincess824 @

[VIDEO] KARA performed Speed Up on Music Station!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 05:27 AM PDT

KARA promotes their latest Japanese single Speed Up on Japanese music show Music Station.

Check out KARA's fantastic performance on the show here.

Do you like their new song Speed Up?

[NEWS] SNSD Yoona answers the question about Love Rains low ratings

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Recently, the girls of SNSD were the guests for KBS "Entertainment Tonight Guerrilla Date" and Yoona opened up about her recent drama KBS "Love Rain". On the show she shared that her kissing scene with Jang Geun Seuk was week and also made a witty comment saying that Jang Geun Seuk is one of the luckiest actors when it comes to his female co-stars on his drama's.

She was also asked a sensitive question on how she feels about the low ratings of her drama with Jang Geun Seuk "Love Rain" to which she answered with full honestly, she said, "I am not gonna lie, I know about the low ratings. All the cast and staff works so hard and I have high hopes that things will do better in the future".  Meanwhile, the episode will air on the 7th of April.

Source: nate
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[NEWS] IU is like a white princess for her latest selca

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:35 AM PDT

IU shares to fans her recent selca on the 6th of April. She updated her twitter account saying, "My first photo since arriving, A lot of people came and a lot of fans greeted me, It was a great experience" and shared a selca.

IU just recently flew to Bangkok, Thailand for the 2012 Korea Wave Concert. On her selca, IU is radiating like a white pearl. She's wearing a white dress and the warmth makes her porcelain white skin glow making her look white as Snow White. Netizens commented, "I was surprised with her photo, She's so white", "milky skin indeed", "You did a great job in the concert dont worry".

Source: Nate
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[VIDEO] YG Trainees Kim Eunbi and Yoona Kim practice video revealed

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:13 AM PDT

That's right. On the 6th of April, YG Entertainment updated their official youtube channel and shared  a practice video of two of their current YG trainees Kim Eunbi and Yoona Kim. On the video you can see them showing off their vocals and rapping skills with the english song.

Could this be a snippet of the two members for YG entertainment's upcoming girl group? Check out the video below:

120406 Music Bank in Vietnam performance clips!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 04:59 AM PDT

KBS airs the special episode of Music Bank "Music Bank In Vietnam" earlier today,check out some amazing performances brought to you by Super Junior,BEAST,Secret,SISTAR,IU,MBLAQ and more!

BEAST - "Fiction"

BEAST - "Beautiful"


CNBLUE - "Alone"

CNBLUE - "Love Girl"

Hyorin (SISTAR) and Cheondung (MBLAQ) - "Love In Hanoi"


MBLAQ - "Oh Yeah"

MBLAQ - "Mona Lisa"

Super Junior


[NEWS] Big Bang dances early in the morning for Japan

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:53 AM PDT

Big Bang had to get up early in the morning to perform for its Japanese fans.

An online community recently had a video posted under the title '7:00 a.m., Big Bang dances'. The video was from the April 4 broadcast of Fuji TV's Mezamashi. (Watch video here.)

On the day of the broadcast, Big Bang had to deliver a splendid performance and perfect vocals early in the morning. Daesung especially stood out by approaching a male anchor to ask him to 'put your hands up'.

After the performance, Big Bang said, "All of the members are happy that they're on the show, but they're still sleepy because it's early in the morning." The MCs also joked, "You're sleepy but that performance was still great."

Netizens left comments on the video such as, 'Is that like dancing on Korea's Morning Wide show?', 'Dancing early in the morning looks great but still it's funny' and 'I burst out laughing when Daesung asked the announcer to put his hands up'.

Big Bang will be touring Yokohama, Osaka, Saitama and Fukuoka after starting off its Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan in Aichi from May 17-18. An approximate total of 130,000 fans are expected to gather for the tour.


[NEWS] Shinhwa members compare themselves to Big Bang and other idol groups

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:51 AM PDT

Shinhwa may have 14 years of idol group experience under its belt, but the members admit there are some things the second generation boy bands simply do better.

The Shinhwa members were guests on the April 5 open studio broadcast of Mnet's Wide Entertainment News, where they were asked how they thought the group compared to the younger boy bands in terms of beastliness, dance synchronization, unconventional performance concepts and even in the members' confidence in going nude.

During the 'Shinhwa Up & Down' segment of the show, the members were first asked to put their thumbs up if they thought they overflowed with more 'beastly idol hormones' than idol group 2PM and their thumbs down if they disagreed.

All of the members put their thumbs up confidently except member Andy, who said, "I'm not a beast. I'm just a dol (rock)," drawing laughs from the other members.

Dongwan added, "Like the phrase 'beastly idol,' the 2PM members are a mix of the beastly concept and idol [concept], but we're just beasts. You can't beat us."

The members were then asked how they thought they compared to idol group Teen Top in terms of dance synchronization. They seemed less confident this time around, as all of the members except Andy, put their thumbs down, indicating they couldn't beat the younger competition in this category.

Member Andy showed some tough love towards his protégés, putting his thumb sideways.

Jun Jin said, "Because we've been around for longer, in terms of feel, we may be 'up,' but I think we lack a little in terms of dance synchronization compared to the Teen Top members."

Shinhwa was then pitted against idol group Big Bang on the topic of unconventional performance concepts. All of the members except Dong Wan put their thumbs up, indicating they thought their concept was stronger,

"We were just weird—because of me," explained Dong Wan. (He's the one in the middle with white face paint.) "The members were, of course, cool. [But] Big Bang is really unique and cool."

Finally, the Shinhwa members, who shot a nude spread early on in their careers, were asked how they thought they measured up to idol group SHINee, whose members recently made waves with their shirtless comeback photos, in terms of their confidence in going nude.

While the other members were all thumbs up, member Hye Sung stuck his thumb down, saying, "When we took the photo, as you can see, I stood in the back." He continued, "Compared to the other members, I remember being embarrassed."

The comparison segment starts around 5:50 in the video below:Source:, khj528@youtube

Shinhwa's Eric tweets about young G-Dragon ▶


[VIDEO] SM uploaded HD EXO's Showcase highlight Part 1 on Youtube

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:50 AM PDT

Finally the video is here,SM has uploaded the HD version highlight of EXO's Showcase on Youtube,without further ado,check out the video here~!

[VIDEOS] SM Entertainment uploaded SNSD's PVs in HD on SMTOWN Youtube Channel!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 03:22 AM PDT

SM Entertainment uploaded SNSD's PVs in HD on SM Town's official Youtube channel,check out the PVs here in HD!

[NEWS] Donghae & Eunhyuk's new album (Oppa, Oppa) sails to 2nd spot on Oricon Charts!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 02:58 AM PDT

The brand new album of Donghae and Eunhyuk of the Korean boyband Super Junior, (Oppa,Oppa) was released in Japan yesterday (4th April), and had sailed to second place on the daily rankings of the Oricon Charts. 

This single was specially released as a warm-up for Super Junior's upcoming Super Show 4 World Tour which will be held at Japan on May 12 and 13. There were absolutely no promotional activities done prior to the release of this single in Japan, but still it had managed to achieve good results and was able to clinch second spot on the charts, showing the love of fans for Super Junior. 

In order to commemorate the release of Donghae and Eunhyuk's first single, they will also hold a commemorative activity at AX Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo this coming 11th of April. The stage performances of the single (Oppa,Oppa) is expected to bring them closer to the Japanese fans, and is being highly anticipated by the fans. 

Following the success of Super Junior's concert in Osaka in December last year, they will hold another concert in Tokyo in May this year. In addition to that, the tickets for their concert have been completely sold out, showing off their prowess in the box office.

The song (Oppa,Oppa) is the Japanese version of the song "떴다오빠" which was released by Donghae and Eunhyuk last December. The album also contains the Japanese version of the song "첫사랑", (First Love), whose lyrics was written by Donghae himself. 

Source: Korea Star Daily
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[NEWS] JYJ gets media mentions in South America!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 02:49 AM PDT

JYJ is as popular as ever in South America, this time snagging positive reviews from two of the continent's well-known media outlets.
According to CJeS Entertainment on April 4, the band was mentioned on the Brazilian Web site of as well as in a Peruvian daily newspaper, El Comercio.
The Brazilian counterpart of the U.S music charts website featured special coverage of the Korean boy band on March 28.
"Despite being from a land a far, the three members brought South America to a standstill when they toured Chile and Peru in early March", the site raved.
Meanwhile, El Comercio reported on March 14 that the Korean trio had a "following bigger than Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas, as was evident by their throngs of fans".
The newspaper also mentioned that the band's debut album from 2010 was especially noteworthy, as the album contained the song "Ayyy Girl" featuring U.S. rapper Kanye West. It further detailed JYJ's world tour, which began last April and consisted of stops in 15 cities with performances for 210,000 fans.
Since wrapping up the world tour in Peru last month, the band members have taken a break from singing in favor of acting.
Kim Hero Jae-joong is currently gearing up to appear in the MBC drama "Dr. Jin", Micky Yoochun in the new SBS drama "The Rooftop Prince" and Kim Junsu is performing in the musical "Elisabeth".

[NEWS] Eunji and Yoseob to perform together on Music Core!

Posted: 06 Apr 2012 02:40 AM PDT

MBC revealed that BEAST's Yoseob and A Pink's Eunji will perform together on Music Core. The two idols will have a special stage on Music Core. MBC said "A power-filled special stage that you can only see on MBC's Music Core! Get to hear the love song that makes one happy on a spring day. BEAST's absolute vocal, Yoseob And A Pink's smiley angel, Eunji! - 요섭&은지『LOVE DAY』".

Yoseob and Eunji will perform their song Love Day. Their duet Love Day has been released on March 14th in celebration to White Day in Korea.

Don't miss this special stage of Yoseob and Eunji!

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.ney