Tuesday, May 8, 2012

[NEWS] Kim Jaejoong’s “Doctor Jin” Photos Released: Shows Full Good Looks While Wearing Historical Costume! plus 24 more

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:58 AM PDT

As the broadcast of Dr. Jin on May 26th draws closer, Kim Jaejoong is preparing for his first historic drama. Jaejoong will use his charming visuals and strong acting skills as he meets the audience as Kim Kyung Tak, a young man from the Joseon Era.

Kim Jaejoong caused the "Mooneunim-fever" which settled across Korea last year with his role as Cha Muwon in the SBS drama "Protect the Boss" and will now act in a historic drama for the first time with "Dr. Jin". His character, Kim Kyung Tak, is one that will capture the hearts of all the female viewers. Kyung Tak is a high ranking military official who hides the pain he holds behind his exceptional martial arts skills and competitive nature.

Kim Jaejoong's new acting challenge has already caught the attention of his Korean and international fans, even before the drama's first broadcast. Also, the anticipation of the public towards Kim Kyung Tak is increasing. In the newly revealed pictures, Kim Jaejoong's amazing visuals and intense gaze has attracted the attention and caused a great amount of anticipation in the fans.

In particular, since his appearance in "Dr. Jin" was confirmed, Kim Jaejoong has been meticulously practicing the gestures and speech that is commonly used in historical dramas. He has also taken lessons to learn how to ride a horse for the drama filming.

The crew of "Doctor Jin" have stated that "Though this is his first time acting in an historical drama, Kim Jaejoong surprised everyone with his constant, stable acting and the way he perfectly suited the historical make-up and costumes that were chosen for him for this drama. Kim Jaejoong is making a great effort to show a strong and handsome Kim Kyung Tak and we are sure that his overwhelming charms will be properly conveyed to our viewers"

The fantasy medical drama "Dr. Jin" is based off of a Japanese manga of the same title that was created by Murakami Motokoa. The drama tells the story of the best surgeon in 2012 being transported 150 years into the past to the Joseon Dynasty of the 1860s. Dr. Jin's will be the successor to the MBC drama "Feast of Gods" and will have its first broadcast on May 26th at 9:50 pm.

Translated by: Yule @ PrinceJJ
Posted: 08 May 2012 08:46 AM PDT

Check out Junsu's message about his album.

Translation of Junsu's message:
Hello. I'm Junsu from JYJ. Now, Tarantallegra, my first solo album, has been released. The album includes 12 songs… I took part in producing the album and put various kinds of music from dance to ballad and R&B. One of the double title songs, Tarantallegra, is a sensational and powerful dance music, meaning a spell that makes people dance. And other of the double titles, Dislike Love, is a heartbreaking ballad missing one's lover. I made many efforts in preparing… for you… Have a good time in Caffe Bene.
You can listen to the audio of the message here

Credit: Caffebene + DC TVXQ Gall + Xiah Press
Translation by: Chocolato in Xiah Press
Posted: 08 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT

Hangul Smart Domain Organization is organizing a popularity poll involving 10 girl groups, which includes Girls' Generation, Kara, Wonder Girls, etc.
So far, the poll taking place from May 3rd to May 11th is receiving participation from over 10,000 fans within just 5 days. As of 12am KST on May 8th, the overall figure has hit 12,528 votes. Out of the total votes received to date, Girls' Generation is in the lead with 46%, followed by Kara in 2nd place with 29%. Wonder Girls came in 3rd with 12%, followed by 4minute, Secret, T-ara, Sistar, 2NE1, After School, miss A, etc.

Through over 1,600 comments, fans continue to show their unwavering support for their favorite girl groups to be the first to receive the Hangul smart domain for their websites. Instead of firing slander comments on one another, most of the comments posted were support messages for their beloved girl groups, showing great maturity among these fandoms.
The public can vote for their favorite girl groups once per day using one IP address at this websitehttp://www.cocif.org/event/event.html.
Through this popularity poll, the top 3 girl groups and their fanclubs will be the among the first in the world to receive the Hangul smart domain in the format 'http://girlgroupnameinhangul.홈(link to girl group's official website)' and 'http://girlgroupnameinhangul.팬(link to girl group's fan club website)'.

Credit: etnews.com + fanwonder.com
Posted: 08 May 2012 08:26 AM PDT
New girls Hello Venus unveiled the full MV of their debut title song Venus!

Check out the full MV here!

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:15 AM PDT

Sunny was featured in the May issue of "Harper's Bazaar", where she had a photoshoot and a short interview. During the interview, she talked about her ideal breakfast and her busy schedule during her musical.
Eating breakfast everyday calms and opens my mind, and it's a peaceful time to start getting ready for the day.
Bean paste stew, croque-monsieur, ochazuke, champagne…
A morning breakfast scene with varied dishes for eight people.

What did you eat for breakfast today?
Jordans' "Muesli", which I enjoyed eating when I went to London, and fruits. (Editor's note: "Muesli" is a brand of cereal by a company named "Jordans".) Not too long ago, the musical "Catch Me If You Can" started, and I barely have enough time to eat breakfast peacefully. Because of this, I find myself trying to find food that I can quickly eat during a break but still provides sufficient nutrition.
What is the perfect music to suit a perfect breakfast?
Musical numbers. Even if I listen to them only once, I memorize the melody and lyrics, and if I have a performance later that day, it's the last opportunity to compose myself. Even during my school days, breakfast time was also time for me to daydream and remember the important things to do later that day.

Source: sosiz.net, Harper's Bazaar Magazine
Translated by: jyhwang@soshified
Edited by: NeonCyro@soshified, bhost909@soshified

Posted: 08 May 2012 08:14 AM PDT

Check out the tracks from Hello Venus' debut mini album Venus!

Which song do you like the most?

Posted: 08 May 2012 07:57 AM PDT

Idol group INFINITE's newly-released ballad track is sweeping various music charts.

On May 8th, INFINITE unveiled their new digital single titled "Only Tears" ahead of the release of their third mini album 'INFINITIZE'. The new track immediately gathered a hot response from the fans, bringing it to the top tier of various music charts.

"Only Tears" ranked first on Cyworld, second on Soribada and Bugs, third on MelOn and ranked within top 10 of other charts, proving the group's considerable popularity.

The song was first revealed and performed by member Sunggyu during INFINITE's encore concert back in April. The new released version, which was created by the hitmaker Sweetune, features the emotional vocals of all seven members.

Source: Xportsnews
Posted: 08 May 2012 07:44 AM PDT

CNBLUE's drummer Kang Minhyuk revealed his new transformation into 'bad boy'.

On May 7th, Minhyuk posted new photos of himself through CNBLUE's official Twitter page and wrote, "Today's new transformation, why the transformation? kekeke."

In the photos, Minhyuk tries to toughen up, sporting funky reddish hair and smoky eye makeup. The neat and baby-faced boy in the popular drama 'Unexpected You' transforms into rebellious bad boy.

Credit: cnbluestorm
Posted: 08 May 2012 07:31 AM PDT

Super Junior member Eunhyuk proudly introduced his parents to the public.

On May 8th, Eunhyuk updated his Twitter saying, "Dad, Mom I love you!! You must be really happy to have such a filial son! I want to have a son like me too^^ I can never forget the delighted looks on Dad and Mom's faces when they received the money packet from me. Because it's money that your son earned shedding blood and sweat, please use it preciously!!!"

Along the heartwarming message, is a photo of Eunhyuk together with his father and mother. The family poses for the camera, overflowing with happiness. Eunhyuk shared the photo in celebration of Parents' Day in Korea.

Credit: @AllRiseXiahtic
Posted: 08 May 2012 07:18 AM PDT

Girl group A Pink member Son Naeun boasted her flawless beauty.

On May 7th, Naeun shared some photos on her Wagle, a social networking service in South Korea. In the photos, Naeun gazes beautifully at the camera. She is wearing a tank top and with her hair behind her ear, emphasizing her femininity.

Her round sparkly eyes, flawless skin and lovely smiles capture the hearts of her fans.

Posted: 08 May 2012 07:03 AM PDT

Arirang TV's Pops in Seoul has recently chose 10 idol stars that look completely different from the past. On May 7th, Arirang revealed a video through its official Youtube page featuring the survey rankings.

Top 10

1. Big Bang's T.O.P
2. Super Junior's Leeteuk
3. Rainbow's Jisook
4. SHINee's Onew
5. B2ST's Hyunseung
6. Davichi's Kang Min Kyung
7. B2ST's Yoon Doojoon
8. Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In
9. Girls' Generation's Yuri
10. SISTAR's Bora

Posted: 08 May 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Following the success of their previous 'Hands Up Asia Tour', tickets for 2PM's '6 Beautiful Days' Japan tour were all sold out as well, proving their global influence.

2PM will meet with thousands of fans through their upcoming 6-day concert at the Budokan which will run starting May 24th through the 31st. With the opening of tickets sales, every single seat was reported to have sold out.

The two additional concert at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, which were added due to the fans' request, were completely sold out as well.

2PM will kickstart the concert from May 24-25 and from May 28-31 at the Nippon Budokan. They will then performed at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan on June 5 and 6.
Posted: 08 May 2012 06:33 AM PDT

These days, it's hard to land on any channel that isn't playing something related to the "it" guy, Kim Soo Hyun. This may be a drama, interview, variety show, or commercial.

After becoming a household name due to the hit drama "The Moon That Embraces The Sun", Kim has snagged 17 new endorsement deals. This tops even the record of figure skating queen and Korea's national darling, Kim Yuna. Kim Yuna had amazed the public for boasting 15 endorsement deals in 2009.

His deals include those for a fabric softener, laptop, outdoor goods, suits, cosmetics, sports products, ice cream, jelly, soft drinks, coffee, beer, camera, telecommunication, and pizza. In fact, he's the first male solo endorsement model for a very well-known fabric softener, following in the footsteps of previous models Kim Hye Soo and Soo Ae.

Speculators are saying that his deals sum up to an amount over 6 billion won. Most A-list celebrities are said to have endorsement deals worth about 300 million to 350 million won.

Source: KBS World
Posted: 08 May 2012 06:20 AM PDT

Sexy diva Lee Hyori finally visited the home she was born in.

On May 6th, Lee Hyori tweeted, "This is the country house where my mom had me on her back when I was two. It's so amazing to come back here after 32 years. Everything looks the same, just like in the photos."

Lee Hyori also posted two pictures showing her childhood home. One picture captures the front yard with several urns in the middle of wildly grown grasses. In the other cut, Lee Hyori can be seen standing in front of her childhood home, reminiscing the past in light of Children's Day.
Posted: 08 May 2012 06:07 AM PDT

Last month, girl group SISTAR and Jung Il Woo have been chosen as main models for the Enprani's cosmetic brand 'Holika Holika'. The photo and CF shoot featuring the new models have been recently unveiled.

In the photo, SISTAR transformed from their signature sexy image into cute fairies. While Jung Il Woo, who is looks charming in his pink shirt, brought out much freshness.

Posted: 08 May 2012 05:53 AM PDT

Actor Lee Joon Hyuk revealed his drawing strength.

On the afternoon of May 7th, 2012, Lee Joon Hyuk published an article on his me2day account that read, "Completed the gift activity. So busy because of wanting to quickly send them. The temperature between day and night is big, be careful not to catch a cold." And he also published the drawings.

The paintings published include those of Lee Won Jong who plays the role of Jang Il's father, and Lee Joon Hyuk who plays the role Lee Jang Il, bear and Uhm Tae Woong who plays the role of Kim Sun Woo, followed by Lee Bo Young who plays the role of Han Ji Won. The drawing strength aroused admiration from netizens.

Netizens commented on the paintings, "The paintings are nice," "Really want them," "Great acting and great drawing" and so on.

Lee Joon Hyuk is playing the role of Lee Jang Il in KBS2 drama series "Man From the Equator".

Source: dramahaven
Posted: 08 May 2012 05:38 AM PDT

Girl's Generation's first ever sub-unit, TaeTiSeo, finally made their debut with first mini album "Twinkle". And just as everyone had expected, the album dominated local music charts, as well as landed on prominent spots on the iTunes music charts.

Continuing the successful streak, TaeTiSeo claimed their first win on May 8th episode of MBC Music's Show! Champion.

In addition, TaeTiSeo - comprised of Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun, kicked off their much-anticipated debut performance on the show and performed their title track "Twinkle" and "Baby Steps."

Posted: 08 May 2012 05:34 AM PDT
Enjoy SNSD's latest performance on Show Champion,the girls performed Baby Steps and Twinkle on the show!

Posted: 08 May 2012 05:25 AM PDT

MBC TV new Wednesday and Thursday drama series "I Do I Do" has become a hot topic well before its premiere due to the breakthrough transformation of lead actors.

Last week, the lead actors of the drama, Kim SunA, Lee Jang Woo, Park Gun Hyung, and Im Soo Hyang shot a set of all new and eye-catching posters, the funny fashion and witty expression of the four persons made the crew members on the scene to laugh without stopping.

In the shooting, all four of them wore red high heel shoes, posing pretty and flirtatious position by closing the knees, the moment the scene was captured, the crew members burst into laughter. The photos of Kim SunA and Lim Soo Hyang who are around 170cm tall and Lee Jang Woo and Park Gun Hyung who are taller than 180cm did not need any post-production, the perfect body is enviable.

With the background at a shoe company which is well-known worldwide, "I Do I Do" is starring by best-selling designer Kim SunA, naive Lee Jang Woo, gynecologist Park Gun Hyung and ambitious Im Soo Hyang, and succeed "The King 2 Hearts" on May 30th, 2012.

Source: TVDaily + dramahaven
Posted: 08 May 2012 05:10 AM PDT

Shin Se Kyung has become the "Fashion King".

On the fifteenth episode of the SBS drama "Fashion King" aired on the 7th of May showed Lee Ga Yeong (Shin Se Kyung) receiving first place in the Fashion King contest.

There was a rumor that Jeong Jae Hyuk (Lee Jae Hoon) had pre-decided Lee Ga Yeong as the winner within the office prior to the Fashion King Contest. The office workers even whispered to themselves that Lee Ga Yeong lived with Jeong Jae Hyuk as well as Kang Yeong Gul (Yoo Ah In).

Understanding what's going on, Lee Ga Yeong told Jeong Jae Hyuk, "I will step down from the contest because of you." But he told her, "Don't be silly and just focus. The sales will prove your talent." She joined the contest.

Lee Ga Yeong won with her talent and became Fashion King. Jeong Jae Hyuk smiled hugely and clapped. On the other hand, Madame Jeong's (Jang Mi Hee) face darkened.

Source: hancinema
Posted: 08 May 2012 04:55 AM PDT

New SBS weekend drama "A Gentleman's Dignity" showed the "Secret" meeting of Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul at a convenient store.

To be aired for the first time on the 26th this month, "A Gentleman's Dignity" is made up of Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong, Lee Jong Hyuk and more. Jang Dong Gun takes on the role of architect Kim Do Jin and Kim Ha Neul takes on the role of lively but stern high school moral teacher Seo Ee Soo.

On the first episode of the drama, Kim Ha Neul is talking to herself while staring out the window of a convenient store and Jang Dong Gun is staring at her. Kim Ha Neul doesn't register that someone is looking at her with focus.

Their 'secretive' convenient store meeting happens when Jang Dong Gun who has a crush on Kim Ha Neul, follows her to the store. The confident and spiteful Jang Dong Gun falls in love with a woman he never though of and suffers from it. Jang Dong Gun portrays a sweet but rough character in contrast to the charismatic roles he's played until now.

This secretive scene was taken in Seoul on the 8th of last month. This was the first scene they shot together. They read their scripts together right before the shoot and blended into their roles the moment the director called out "Action!".

As much as it was their first scene, the actor and actress sat down together with the director and clarified each other's roles. Despite the long hours of shoot, no one showed signs of complaint and did their best.

The production states, "Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul's 'A Gentleman's Dignity' will create a different tyoe of romance. Jang Dong Gun's bad temperedness and Kim Ha Neul's uniqueness as Kim Do Jin and Seo Ee Soo will bring a change to their usual characters."

Meanwhile, "A Gentleman's Dignity" is a bitter sweet romantic comedy about 4 guys and their 4 different types of romances. Written by Kim Eun Sook and produced by Sin Woo Cheol, the team will unravel a man's mental state of mind in a glitz.

Source: hancinema
Posted: 08 May 2012 04:48 AM PDT

Have a look at the BTS video of Wonder Girls' Marsh Puff CF!

The full CF
Posted: 08 May 2012 04:42 AM PDT

Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won held the large-scale "engagement ceremony of the century", stirring heated discussion.

In episode 15 of MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" to air on April 9th, 2012, Lee Seung Gi will appear as elegant "bridegroom," staging a fantastic engagement ceremony. In particular, the pure while gown with artistic conception and red dignified dressing of the king, revealing the look of happiness, attracting people's attention.

The engagement ceremony of the two is the moment when the real dignity of South Korean royal family is born, indicating that the sense of anticipation is intensifying. The scene of beautiful engagement ceremony staged by Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Wwon was shot on April 27th, 2012 at the Everland Amusement Park in Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province.

The sad reality of Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won's "South man North woman," is changed to happy atmosphere with the historic engagement ceremony of love. On the day, more than 10,000 viewers gathered at the amusement park to witness the the proceeding of engagement ceremony, and also confirmed the title of "engagement ceremony of the century."

In the filming lasting 10 hours from 9am, the influx of tourists who wanted to see Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won kept increasing, the crowd increased exponentially. In the drama, the congratulatory for South Korean royal family's engagement ceremony has the setting of national celebration atmosphere, so with many visitors, the scene was portrayed even more vividly.

Moreover, the engagement ceremony of Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won was held with happiness and warm spring sun in the outdoor with the blue sky as the background, and therefore shines even more. Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won constantly kept relaxing smile in the long shooting with large crowd, completing the filming with the expression of the world's happiest couple.

The producer Kim Jong Hak Productions said, "This scene indicates that the thorough accomplishment of many beautiful love story of Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won. Like a real engagement ceremony, Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won looked very happy, and joyful. But what surprise action will Yoon Je Moon who tries to destroy their happiness do, that will increase the tension of the story, do stay tuned."

Source: dramahaven
Posted: 08 May 2012 04:29 AM PDT

Rookie group B.A.P is celebrating their 100th day since their debut. In commemoration of the special day, the boys released a photo with handwritten messages to expressed their gratitude for their fans.

In addition, B.A.P released a special clip on TS Entertainment's official Youtube channel. Check out the video below!