Thursday, May 24, 2012

"[INFO] 2PM Member’s Selection Commentary!" plus 24 more

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"[INFO] 2PM Member’s Selection Commentary!" plus 24 more


[INFO] 2PM Member’s Selection Commentary!

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:55 AM PDT




TRACK 1: 10 points out of 10
Junsu At first I was really very glad to receive such a sensible song from Jinyoung-hyung. But my parts were only ad-libs at verse 2 and 3, and this song actually almost caused my personal slump with all the microphones that didn't work well during the TV performances.

TRACK 2 : Only You
Junsu It's the first song we received from Jinyoung hyung before our debut. I learned more about singing while re-recording the song with Jinyoung hyung for hundreds of times. Historically, it is the song that took 2PM the longest time to record. It's a song that I would call the teacher of recording sensibility.

TRACK 3 : Again and Again
Wooyoung It's a song that we have first recorded at the JYPEnt USA branch in New York. We prepared hard for this song, practising and being taught at the dorm for a week. Everything felt new and fresh being in New York, but I was also very proud and felt great to know that our company had a building in Manhattan. And the most important thing! Our first No. 1 song on National TV^^

TRACK 4 : I Hate You
Taecyeon When I first heard "I hate you" I got this feeling of excitement starting from the fast beat part at the chorus. It was really hard to record, because the rap making was different from the established JYP rap style, but I think it's the song that contributed the most to the current "Beastly" image!

TRACK 5 : She Might Come Back
Chansung It's a very placid song that is fit for easy listening and allows you to feel Jongsu hyung's [the composer] sensibility. If you listen to this song, it sort of calms you down and softens your mood..!! heh heh

TRACK 6 : Heartbeat
Taecyeon Ah! I was shocked when I heard Heartbeat for the first time… I was totally against it, thinking it might not work out because of the unique rap style, but as the choreography and full arrangement was done, my opinion changed. I think that today's 2PM would not be where we are now if it weren't for Heartbeat.

TRACK 7 : Tired of Waiting
Chansung The vocals at the beginning that give away an intense image together with the percussion intro! I think it's an exciting and admirable music by Changttai hyung with the right impact! Even though my part at the 2nd verse is really hard, because it's high-pitched… ㅠㅠ

TRACK 8: Gimme the Light
Wooyoung It's a song written to us by Busan-native Jo Jongsu-haengnim. I guess I could say it's a song that has become our light. I suppose the lyrics approached us like that. I think at that time we were in need of the light.

TRACK 9: Don't Stop Can't Stop
Taecyeon It was the first composition sent by Jinyoung hyung for the title song after the end of Heartbeat's zenith, and I felt that the lyrics and the melody really contained all the 2PM feelings at the time. Erupting with all that pain and hurt it was a bit too strong to become a title song, but personally it is my favourite 2PM song.

TRACK 10 : Without U
Junho I think it's a song that via its lyrics and choreography represented the hardships 2PM went through. It's a song that showcases a very neat style and members' sexual appeal.

TRACK 11: I'll be back
Junho I think it's a piece of creation that was ahead of its time considering every single part of it – vocals, choreography, outfit, hair & make-up. Eye make-up with golden and silver foil, boots embedded with studs, the first national shuffle dance – it's a song that set a trend.

TRACK 12: I Can't
Nichkhun I was really very excited when we first received this song. I really liked it, since I originally am a Ra.D hyung's fan, and I thought that the song was EXACTLY my style. It's a song that calms me down and gives me warmth every single time we perform it on stage.

TRACK 13 : Hands Up
Chansung I really liked it, because it was a strong resonating song that we could enjoy with everyone. Also it's a song I'm especially attached to, because it was the first time I sang the main chorus part…!!

TRACK 14: Give It to Me
Nichkhun It's a song I like personally very much. I got a very good feeling when I first listened to it. And I also had a hunch that the fans would love it too. I thought that our Junho was great, I was so proud of him. Lee PD, fighting!=)

TRACK 15: Hot
Wooyoung It's a great song written by our eldest Junsu hyung for 2PM. I was really shocked to see him composing overnight. Junsu hyung's passion is really hot. As a younger [brother] I felt that I really had a lot to learn from him. Junsu hyung the best!!

TRACK 16 : Thank You
Nichkhun I always feel very touched when I have to speak out the words at the beginning of the song: "This is for my Hottest". There have always been so many things I wanted to tell our Hottest, and I'm really glad we were able to do it all through this song. Hottest, thank you for loving us!! Always ♥

SPECIAL TRACK 1: Alive
Junho It's a song that Junsu hyung ambitiously prepared for his own solo stage. I think it's a song that has showcased his boundless potential. It was new and fresh, considering that it was in a genre 2PM has never tried before.

SPECIAL TRACK 2 : Move On
Junsu It's Junho's self-composed song for the concert, a duet with Wooyoung. I think that the full feeling of this song can be reach while listening to it and watching both of them dance. I remember, that when the song still didn't have a title the members would call it "Fire baby", because it was the part of the lyrics that stood out the most.




Translated by Egle @2pmalways

[VIDEO] "Lovey-Dovey (Japanese ver.)" Limited edition CD Unboxing/Review!

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:44 AM PDT



Do you wonder what the "Lovey-Dovey (Japanese ver.)" Limited edition CD looks like? Well, you gotta check out the video below to know the answer of your question.






Source: silvergolf @ YouTube

[INTERVIEW] KSTYLE's Interview with 2AM!

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:30 AM PDT


With vocals that are truly impressive and heart-rending ballads, from the melancholic songs they sing, their loveliness is almost palpable; 2AM, with an ever-increasing fanbase. Having released their 2nd single 'You Wouldn't Answer my Calls' on April 11, reaching the Oricon Top 10 Ranking, the extent of their ability and popularity has been publicly expressed.

This time, K-Style conducted an interview with 2AM as they visited Japan for the commemoration event for 'You Wouldn't Answer My Calls'. At first, perhaps due to nervousness, they gave very serious answers, but in the second half, maybe they grew accustomed to the atmosphere, they began to be more light-hearted and harmonious. The members who get along extremely well, coordinated to joke around together, laughing; feeling Iike friends sometimes, and at other times like brothers.

This is an interview where their true selves are uncovered with normally disallowed questions about their daily lives.


- Regarding your health regimes while recording, especially about paying attention to care for your throats and vocal cords, to produce harmonies usually, do you have anything you look out for?

Seulong: Above everything, sleep a lot. Sleeping well sufficiently is best for taking care of your throat. Harmonies are not made by only 1 person singing, 4 people doing it well is important in the first place.
Jo Kwon: While travelling in the car and such we do practice harmonizing.

- When singing heart-rending ballads, what do you do to intensify the emotions expressed?

Seulong: While thinking of sad times, I express those emotions even more strongly.
Changmin: I focus on the lyrics.

- What do you when you face Japanese lyrics?

Jo Kwon: Japanese lyrics are actually slightly different from Korean lyrics. The contents of the music videos are related but it seems like the lyrics are slightly different. It is a little difficult to understand the meaning and emotions in the Japanese lyrics but I try my best to convey these well.


- It seems that your Japanese has improved quite a bit this time while you're promoting your 2nd single as compared to when you came to promote your 1st single. How do you study Japanese?

Jo Kwon: We are always trying our best while studying. I have a Japanese language teacher in Korea, it's the same for Changmin, and so for me... For Seulong too, Jinwoon as well, if we have time we would go for lessons. Especially Changmin and I, we go for lessons quite often.
Changmin: I would think that beyond personal levels of pronunciation, us members as a group being able to enunciate well is more important. Above everything, there are many opportunities to deliver songs to audiences. We study Japanese in each of our own ways, through dramas and other methods. I feel that singing also does help too.
Jo Kwon: Well, being in Japan really does go towards improving our Japanese.

- What kind of dramas do you often watch?

Changmin: Jo Kwon, what were you watching before this?
Jo Kwon: The drama 2PM's Wooyoung recommended me, 'Pride'. Kimura Takuya-san and Takeuchi Yuko-san star in it. I was touched by the movie 'I am going to meet you now' as well. I watch anime recently.




- Do you have any places you must visit when you come to Japan?

Seulong: The ramen house!
Jo Kwon: Studio!
All: HAHAHA
Jinwoon: Hotel! (Laughs)
Seulong: We always go exercising.

- Yesterday you uploaded a picture of all of you exercising on Twitter. (see tweet here)

Changmin: Yes, it was a picture of the four of us running on the treadmill. It was a rare sight.
Jo Kwon: My leg…
Changmin: You couldn't see his leg, it was like sonic…
All: HAHAHA

- Jo-kwon, the self-shots you upload to Twitter always turn into hot topics for your fans, what kind of things inspire you to take those shots?

Jo Kwon: Twitter is not a private platform in my opinion, as many people do look at my pictures. Everything is a service to my fans.


- Seulong, you garner much attention with that height of yours, at which point do you think you're the coolest?

SO: Thank you very much!
JW: I think you can see it from the kind of pictures Seulong likes. Like those taken when he plays soccer…
SO: Photos taken of me while playing soccer. Photos of me wearing the soccer uniform!
JK: There are really nice ones of Seulong while playing soccer. Cheongdam Middle School's 'Hot Blood'.
All: HAHAHA
SO: I will show you. The kinds of photos I am referring to…
All: HAHAHA
SO: (Taking out his mobile phone) This kind, I like photos of me playing soccer.
CM: Maybe these will come out when you search for 'Seulong soccer' on the Internet (laughs).

(Editor's Note: We could not find it.)

- Jinwoon-san, you acted in 'Dream High 2' and your acting has been highly regarded. For you who has just began on the pathway of acting, what kind of roles would you like to challenge yourself with?

JW: Thank you very much. I had been interested in acting to begin with. During 'Dream High 2', there were still parts that I insufficiently portrayed. I would like to improve more and then tackle my next work.




- Changmin-san is the oldest within the group. Are there words of wisdom you would like to share?

All: HAHAHA
CM: There is not much I would like to say, but I have this habit of rising early. Because I am an early riser, everyone goes "It's because of your age that you wake early". It is not an effort only older people make. But as compared to last year, exercising makes me more tired nowadays.
SO: He has many worries.
CM: Yes I do. I will try to prepare for this and that, but if I am unable to do so, I will worry.

- We have interesting questions related to your 2nd single coming from your fans. What would you do if a call you make is not picked up? Will you hang up or hold on?

SO: I would wait. Until it is picked up.
JK: I would try calling 2-3 times. Maybe (It might come back)…
CM: With differing circumstances, if I know that the person I am trying to reach is not busy, I would wait until my call is picked up.
JK: Scary…
JW: I would send a text message. Like "Quickly give me a call alright?"
CM: More threateningly like "You'd better give me a call"
JK: I never received a message from JW before…
All: HAHAHA
CM: Because we're not his lover.
JK: Ahh, lover.


- You took on Hirai Ken-san's 'Hitomi wo Tojite (Close Your Eyes)' for your 2nd single. Do you have any other Japanese artiste's song you would like to challenge next?

SO: I would like to sing Mr. Children-san's song. As 'Shirushi' is my favourite song, I would like to sing it.
JK: I would like to sing Nishino Kana-san's 'Dear…' and Nakajima Mika-san's 'Sakura-iro Mau Koro (When the Sakura Dance)'
CM: Previously, 2AM did a cover of Fukuyama Masaharu-san's song. Recently I started to really like 'Sakura-ou', I would like to sing that.
JW: There is a song entitled 'Friend' by Tamaki Kouji-san. With such whole feelings permeating through its sound, I think it would be suitable for 2AM to make a cover of it.

- Do you go to sing karaoke? When you do, what songs do you often sing?

SO: I don't like karaoke very much. I don't go often. If I do go, I sing upbeat songs more than ballads. I sing 2PM songs quite a lot…
JK: The only songs I do not sing are upbeat ones. I think about going to karaoke only around 1-2 times a year, and when I go I sing and horse around. I enjoy singing 2AM songs remixed into disco versions.
CM: I sing any other song except 2AM ones.
All: HAHAHA
CM: 2AM songs are sung at concerts and we normally sing them as well… I sing upbeat songs like 2PM's often.
JW: Same for me. I start singing in chronological order from songs in the 90s.
SO: Jinwoon sings a lot of rock songs. His voice gets hoarse the next day.

- What do 2AM songs wish to communicate to its audience?

SO: We would like to convey happiness, anger, agony & humour. They are not merely sad songs. We would like to express the sensitivity of the four of us, and also the lyrics. We would like to communicate emotions and experiences rather than the technical aspects.

- Lastly, your fans' expectations are rising with 'One Day' activities. If it were possible, which 2PM member would you like to form a unit group with?

SO: When we were trainees, I used to sing duets with Taecyeon in the studio. We often talked about doing it for real one day.
JK: I often practiced with Nichkhun on the piano when we were trainees. It would be very interesting if we get a chance to be able to perform together.
CM: I would like to form a unit with Nichkhun as well. If we are able to be paired together (laughs).
ALL: HAHAHA
CM: I don't think there has been a time that I've lost in terms of visuals.
SO: Nichkhun would be facing the camera and Changmin would be singing behind (laughs)
ALL: HAHAHA
CM: That would be the best ever.
JW: It would be Junho for me. I have been listening to the songs Junho composed. He has said that he composed songs with dance in mind but they are songs with a certain feeling of rock. Junho will present the music he has in mind and if I can support him in any area, it would be a really fascinating collaboration.

With them beginning promoting as part of 'One Day', please look forward to their activities! Thank you very much, 2AM!





Source: KSTYLE
Translaton by: kinkyloo@2ONEDAY.COM 

[INTERVIEW] Cine21 Interview with Eunhyuk!

Posted: 24 May 2012 08:11 AM PDT



Eunhyuk's I AM

1.  Words that I like to hear the most are [of course it's Eunhyuk].
2.  The people that I respect the most are [my parents].
3.  A part of my body that I'm confident about the most is [my butt]. 
4.  If I didn't become a singer, I would have become [a skinny kid in town]. 
5.  The people that come to my mind right now are [the members]. 
6.  My favorite song is [Billie Jean]. 
7.  In my lifetime, the moment that I cried the most was [when I was born]. 
8.  The person that I want to shoot a movie with is [Emma Watson].
9.  If I meet a person of the opposite sex on a blind date, I would [love her].
10.  If I was reborn, I would become [me].

There is a a term called top star sickness.  It is a deragotory term used for a person who acts arrogantly and becomes self-conscious without a reason because he or she is a celebrity.  On a variety show, Leeteuk from Super Junior criticized Eunhyuk's top star sickness.  It was a story about him not eating kimchi jiigae because he had ordered tuna kimchi jiigae and received regular kimchi jiigae instead and how he always wears a hat and mask.  Eunhyuk responded saying him hiding his face was the management company's tactic.  There is no reason to react seriously to a story that's meant to be funny.  Eunhyuk and Leeteuk always bicker with each other which is shown in I AM.  Eunhyuk was unpretentious in person.

"I don't think about wanting to live lavishly.   I just like standing on stage."  Before he debuted as Super Junior at the age of twenty, he danced every day at the practice room for 6 years.  Eunhyuk from the training days who liked dancing appears in I AM.  A boy who looks gentle shows off his strong dancing.  The dancing overpowers his shabby fashion and hairstyle.  At that moment, adult Eunhyuk approaches the boy and does the same move.  It's a scene that was created using chroma-key technique where Eunhyuk from the past and Eunhyuk in the present appear together.  "I didn't feel proud of young Eunhyuk.  I felt it was cute and sad.  I thought I grew up a lot. And what's amazing is that I remember the choreography that I learned at the time."  Euhyuk said, "old stories are fun, right?" and talked about stories from his trainee days.  He spoke with self-pride about the sweat that he shed.   

Eunhyuk now is at a place where it wouldn't be odd for him to have top star sickness.  Less than a year after Super Junior debuted, they became number one on music programs and have continued to be successful.  Then on October 23, 2011, musicians from SM Entertainment including Super Junior stood on the stage of New York Madison Square Garden.  "The concert at the Madison Square Garden contained desires of many people.  There was a sense of responsiblity more than the excitement.  It was because the impression about K-Pop could change because of us."  Sense of responsibility is another keyword that describes Eunhyuk.  "When I was growing up, my family wasn't well off.  I swore that I would pay off the family debt and make my parents happy when I debut.  That thinking changed to a sense of responsibility."  Now, he prides himself on being a good son.  He got to go on a vacation with his parents overseas which he wanted to do for a long time and this year, at the age of twenty-seven, he gave his parents a house as a present.  The dream of a normal young man Lee Hyukjae and not the member of Super Junior is to travel all over the world with people he loves.  To achieve that dream, Super Junior's Eunhyuk works hard doing Asia tours and world tours.  Between a grand reality and a simple dream, there was him.         


Source: Cine21
Translated by Minnie @ SUJUISM.BLOGSPOT.COM

[NEWS] 4minute HyunA’s thoughts towards becoming an adult

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:40 AM PDT


May 21st is 'Coming of Age Day' in South Korea, and many idols are maturing into adults that day. Wonder Girls' Sohee, Girl's Day's Yura, SISTAR's Soyu, INFINITE's L, TEEN TOP's C.A.P, and 4minute's HyunA are only some of the idols who are transitioning into adulthood.

4minute's HyunA revealed her thoughts towards becoming an adult, "I want to become a mature adult who will fulfill my responsibilities diligently. I was shocked that my parents wanted to celebrate 'Coming of Age Day'. Rather than attempting things I've never tried before, I want to focus on areas I'm experienced in."

When reporters asked if HyunA had received any gifts, she responded, "I received flowers, perfume, and bags from my fans. I also want to celebrate Coming of Age Day' in a cafe with my members."

Also, recently on MBC Music's 'Show! Champion', a survey was conducted to see which idol had the most kissable lips. In the survey, the faces of the idols were not shown and only the lips were exposed. In the end, it was HyunA won first place in the female division, while INFINITE's L won first place in the male category.


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

[NEWS] 4minute disappointed in promotion results, vow to solidify group color

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:25 AM PDT


4minute has formally ended promotions for "VOLUME UP" on last week's on SBS 'Inkigayo'.

4minute came back after a year with their album, releasing on April 9. The group that is currently in their 4th year and are focusing on solidifying their place. This time, their comeback was challenged by rival group Sistar, who came the same week 4minute did. But 4minute utilized their sexiness to differentiate themselves from Sistar, showing off strong charisma and planting the image in the minds of the public that, "This is 4minute."

And before one knew it, the group reappeared on stage with these promotions, transforming into a senior group full of abundance and showing a strong stage performance.

However, there naturally remains some dissatisfaction. The girls were safely able to snag the top spot on various online music download sites, but results on music programs were not quite as good. Though they won on Mnet's 'M! Countdown' and MBC Music's 'Show Champion', they weren't able to savior victory on any other show. This aroused some questions in the general public.

Cube Entertainment representative said, "More than the popularity of this one particular album, we are focused on positioning the girls for the future. We're looking at long-term plans." He continued, "We want to focus on doing things only 4minute can do, showing a powerful stage performance and good singing, and strengthening the colors of 4minute."

4minute will continue on doing individual dramas, entertainment shows, song compositions and overseas activities.


Source: NATE
Translating + Editing + Reporting: kkwonsso. @ 4-minute.com

[NEWS] Shinhwa to release another nude photobook?

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:08 AM PDT


Shinhwa – who were the first idols to release their own nude photobook in 2001 – had a heated debate on the topic of releasing another nude photobook.

For the 'Speech Channel' episode of Shinhwa Broadcast, the debate was part of the process to decide who among the Shinhwa members is the 'God of Eloquence'. In a mission to test the debating skills of the members, the members were split into the proposition (Junjin, Dongwan, Hyesung) and the opposition (Eric, Andy, Minwoo), and had to debate on the topic "Shinhwa should release another nude photobook'.

As the rule was that whoever gets agitated will be declared the loser, the members had to keep their heart rates below 120 to be declared the winner. Caught off guard by the unexpected topic, both teams launched into a heated debate.

Kim Dongwan argued for the nude photobook, saying that "Our bodies are completely different from 13 years back." But Eric argued against the photobook, pointing to Shin Hyesung and saying, "That's not an idol's body." He went on to add, "13 years ago when we shot the photobook, there was a lot of criticism about Shin Hyesung's body."

Shin Hyesung responded resentfully, "Back then there wasn't even time to prepare and then I got kidnapped to Southeast Asia (for the shoot)."

With the discussion getting more intense, the members successively saw their heart rates rising above 120. Tune into jTBC on 26 May at 10.55pm KST to find out which member wins to become the 'God of Eloquence' on Shinhwa Broadcast.


Credits: Joongang Daily + Absolut Shinhwa

[NEWS] Gaon Chart rankings for May 13-19, 2012

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:53 AM PDT


Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week May 13 - May 19, 2012]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. IU : "Every End of the Day"

2. Brave Guys ft. Producer Seo Su Min : "I Don't Care"

3. Baek Ji Young ft. LeeSsang's Gary : "Voice"

4. Ulala Session : "Beautiful Night"

5. Girls' Generation TTS (TaeTiSeo) : "Twinkle"

6. Baek Ji Young ft. B2ST's Junhyung : "Good Boy"

7. INFINITE : "The Chaser"

8. Mighty Mouth ft. Soya : "Bad Boy"

9. Park Jin Young : "You're the One"

10. SISTAR : "Alone"

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Weekly Album Chart

1. XIA : "Tarantallegra" [1st Album]

2. INFINITE : "INFINITIZE" [3rd Mini Album]

3. IU : "The Spring of Twenty" [Single]

4. A Pink : "UNE ANNEE" [1st Album]

5. Ulala Session : "Ulala Session" [1st Mini Album]

6. Girls' Generation TTS (TaeTiSeo) : "Twinkle" [1st Mini Album]

7. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker" [1st Album]

8. Baek Ji Young : "Good Boy" [Mini Album]

9. Dalmatian : "State of Emergency" [2nd Mini Album]

10. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

[PICTURE] Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo share a ‘tip-toes’ kiss

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:40 AM PDT


Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na's romantic kiss has drew a lot of attention.

In the 11th episode of tvN's drama "Queen In Hyun's Man", which aired on May 23, Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na shared a kiss and started their romantic relationship.

In the newest still cuts, Yoo In Na overcame her 22 centimeter height difference with Ji Hyun Woo by standing on tiptoe and kissed him on the lips. The beautiful kissing scene captured viewers' hearts, making it looked like it was from a movie.

Due to this romantic episode, the drama received the highest audience rating among TV dramas airing at the same time and became the most searched words on several online major portal sites.

[NEWS] A Pink’s avatar for ‘El Sword’ released

Posted: 24 May 2012 07:07 AM PDT


Nexon has released the official in-game avatar of girl group A Pink for their RPG 'El Sword'!

In previous years, 'El Sword' released avatars for Big Bang, 2NE1, and Wonder Girls. This time, the RPG has signed A Pink as their newest endorsement models and released adorable characters inspired from the A Pink's looks.

Nexon commented, "The group's fairy-like and bright image works in great harmony with the concept of the game." "A pink will show off their cute charms through their avatar in the game", they added.


[PICTURE] Han Ji Min in Hanbok with Rooftop Prince Grand Final Script Selca

Posted: 24 May 2012 06:13 AM PDT


On May 24th, 2012, Han Ji Min uploaded a photo on her Facebook account and wrote, "The Bu Yong of last episode."

In the photo, Han Ji Min was wearing hanbok with a veil, holding the script and looking at the camera. In addition, the script of grand final in the hand of Han Ji Min also attracted everyone's attention.

In episode 19 of "Rooftop Prince" aired on May 23rd, 2012, Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) suddenly disappears and returns to Joseon Dynasty, leaving behind tearful Park Ha, triggering all kinds of speculation on the ending.

Audience said, "The necklace of Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min seem to suggest something, will they reunite?" "Is it Han Ji Min and Young Tae Yong together?" "Is Bu Yong not dead?" "Hope it's not just a memory in Lee Gak" and etc.


Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] JYJ’s Park Yoochun is extremely friendly to fans

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:58 AM PDT


JYJ's Park Yoochun displays the care for the fans until the very last moment, leaving behind warming story.

Park Yoochun is playing the role of Lee Gak in SBS drama series "Rooftop Prince" which premiered on March 21st, 2012, and shows a variety of acting skills in charm, hilarious and romance, seized the hearts of the audience.

In February, Park Yoochun held an autograph session at Black Smith restaurant in Bundang which he endorsed after he learned that the owner of the western food restaurant is the fan of him, becoming a hot topic.

And this time, because of the filming, he went to the place again, and become the "loyalty man." During the shooting, Park Yoochun said, "Come here because hearing that the food here is delicious," and he was constantly uplifting the atmosphere in the shooting.

And after the filming, Park Yoochun promised, "Because of filming, was too busy, so there was no way to properly say hello, very sorry. Soon will come to this place again privately," moving the staffs in the shop.

Store owner Oh Hye Ryeon who identified herself as fan of Park Yoochun and donated the proceeds earned from the store said, "Because of the gentle care of Park Youchun, I am very touched. Hope that the drama can complete filming smoothly and leave behind a good drama." She also sent 30 pizzas which Park Yoochun loved as a gift to production team, and was cheered by the staffs.

Production team of "Rooftop Prince" said, "Park Yoochun is really treating the fans very good, always makes the fans felt very warm. Now with the gag order on the ending, do stay tuned until the end."

Besides, "Rooftop Prince" aired its last episode 20 on May 24th, 2012.


Source: TVDaily via dramahaven

[PICTURE] ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ releases new posters

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:45 AM PDT


SBS has revealed new official drama posters for the upcoming weekend drama 'Gentlemen's Class'!

Released on May 24th, the first poster features Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul standing back-to-back. Kim Ha Neul shows an overly adorable expression while Jang Dong Gun gives off his charismatic gaze.

The second poster features the four male leads including Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong, and Lee Jong Hyuk sitting around a bench while decking out their dandy suits.

"A Gentleman's Class" will focus on the love story between a rude architect and a bright and spunky high school ethics teacher. The drama will begin airing on May 26th.

[NEWS] Lee Byung Hun’s ‘G.I. Joe 2’ postponed to March 2013

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:31 AM PDT


The release date of Hollywood blockbuster movie "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", featuring actor Lee Byung Hun, has been postponed to March 2013.

On May 24th, U.S. Deadline Hollywood reported that the "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" premiere date had been pushed back from its original June 29 premiere date to a tentatively scheduled March 29, 2013.

The report stated that the studio executive made the decision due to its plan on converting and releasing the movie in 3-D as well. The movie's producer quoted on saying, "3D films can better box office internationally."

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" also starring Bruce Willis, Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and more.

[NEWS] A Pink’s Hayoung gives Jung Hyun Don new nickname

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:18 AM PDT


A Pink's Hayoung has come up with a rather embarrassing nickname for comedian Jung Hyung Don.

On the May 23rd broadcast of MBC Every1's 'Weekly Idol', A Pink, who recently made a comeback with their single "HUSH", spent their time verifying their online profile information.

During the segment, Hayoung revealed that she likes creating nicknames for those around her. She revealed, "I nicknamed Son Na Eun 'Go To Girl' because of her love for sweet potatoes (goguma) and tomatoes."

After hearing this, MC Jung Hyung Don asked Hayoung to give him a nickname. After staring him, Hayoung nicknamed the MC "BaKkwak Boy" (Tight pants), embarrassing Jung Hyung Don.


Source: Naver

[NEWS] J.Y. Park gets trapped in a revolving door

Posted: 24 May 2012 05:05 AM PDT


J.Y. Park suffered a bit of an embarrassing incident during comedian Jung Jun Ha's wedding.

On May 20th, many celebrities including J.Y. Park attended Jung Jun Ha's wedding ceremony which was held at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. The May 23rd broadcast of SBS's 'One Night of TV Entertainment' revealed footage of the stars entering and exiting the location.

However, J.Y. Park was unfortunately captured while he was stuck in a revolving door as he attempted to exit the building. The JYP Entertainment CEO remained helplessly trapped, as fans and reporters began to snap photos of the CEO.

After finally being able to get out, J.Y. Park casually walked to his van, drawing laughter from onlookers.

Source: Daum

[PICTURE] 2AM’s Seulong is a busy student

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:49 AM PDT


Despite being busy on his singing career, 2AM's Seulong is diligently fulfilling his duties as a student.

On May 23rd, Seulong tweeted, "Secret shot of Ong preparing for his presentation", along with the photo above. The singer added, "I'm showing off."

In the photo, Seulong was seen getting ready for his college presentation. He is working hard as a student at Kyunghee University.

[VIDEO] T-ara releases “Round and Round” MV Ver. 2

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:36 AM PDT


After releasing the first music video earlier, T-ara has just unveiled another music video for their remake of old-school singer Nami's "Round and Round".

"Round and Round" will be included on a collaboration album titled, "Sonata 2012: 33 Songs Selected by T-ara – High School Days." The album is a mix of cover songs by Davichi, Jo Sung Mo, SG Wannabe, Nam Gyuri, Yangpa, and the members of T-ara themselves.

[PICTURE] ‘Big’ reveals new stil cuts of miss A’s Suzy

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:23 AM PDT


New still cuts of miss A's Suzy on the set of her new KBS drama 'Big' have been released.

Suzy will play the role of Jang Mari, the ex-girlfriend of 18-year-old boy Kang Kyung Joon. Jang Ma Ri stalked her ex Kang Kyung Joon for a long time and after finally discovering that he's a student at a Korean high school, she comes back to Korea without any plans.

The still cuts show Suzy ceaselessly sends text messages trying to find the whereabouts of Kang Kyung Joon. Suzy, also known as the 'first love' icon, will transform into a tougher character in this new drama.

'Big', also starring Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung, will begin airing on June 4th.



Source: Star Daily News

[NEWS] Jung Il Woo chooses IU as his ideal type

Posted: 24 May 2012 04:10 AM PDT


Actor Jung Il Woo recently revealed his ideal woman.

The May 23 episode of SBS's "Midnight TV Entertainment" featured the interview with Jung Il Woo where he was asked about his ideal woman.

Jung Il Woo remarked, "I like a pure person. I like a person without double eyelid. Actually, what's on the outside does not last long. Since I'm an entertainer, I like a person who is understanding and whom I have a lot in common with."

The actor participated in the 'Ideal Type World Cup' and IU came out on top beating idols such as T-ara's Jiyeon, Girls' Generation's Yuri, f(x)'s Krystal & Sulli, and After School's Uee.

Jung Il Woo explained, "I really enjoyed listening IU's songs while I was shooting the series 49 Days." He shyly sent a video message to IU saying, "IU, I'm enjoying your music and I support you a lot. Please keep working hard."


Source: Xportsnews

[PICTURE] Big Bang releases Daesung’s teaser for ‘Still Alive’

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:55 AM PDT


Big Bang has just unveiled the fourth image teaser for their upcoming special edition album titled 'Still Alive', featuring member Daesung.

Similar to G-Dragon, Seungri and Taeyang's concept, the new teaser image only shows a fashionable outfit which will be filled with the body of it's owner. The clothes, carefully laid out in front of a white background almost resemble a clothing advertisement.

'Still Alive' will be released on June 3. This mini album will include a total of nine tracks; five new songs as well as "Blue", "Bad Boy", "Fantastic Baby" and "Love Dust". The title song on this album is "Monster", written and composed by G-Dragon.

[VIDEO] Teen Top releases second teaser ft. Changjo and Ricky

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:42 AM PDT


After releasing the video teaser of L.Joe and Chunji, Teen Top has just unveiled new video teaser for "To You" from their upcoming mini-album 'aRtisT'!

The teaser video titled "Love is Pure" features members Chanjo and Ricky. The same mysterious girl which was in the previous teaser also shows up.

Teen Top will release their third mini album on May 30th.

120524 TaeTiSeo wins triple crown on M! Countdown + Other Performances

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:34 AM PDT


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

For this week's episode, JJ Project kicked its debut with "Bounce" while sexy diva G.NA returned with latest track "2HOT."

Other great performances from artists including Girls' Generation's TaeTiSeo, Baek Ji Young, Park Jin Young, Kim Jo Han, Mighty Mouth, Ulala Session, SISTAR, INFINITE, Kim SoJung, A Pink, B.A.P, EXO-K, 7.9.4.2 and Hello Venus.

And for the highlight of the show, TaeTiSeo wins a triple crown tonight with their latest track "Twinkle".

Congratulations TaeTiSeo!



Check out the performances below!

TaeTiSeo



INFINITE



SISTAR



J.Y. Park



A Pink



Mighty Mouth



Baek Ji Young



EXO-K



B.A.P



Hello Venus




Watch today's debut and comeback performances below!

G.NA - "2HOT"
JJ Project - "Bounce"

[VIDEO] G.NA is “2HOT” on M! Countdown!

Posted: 24 May 2012 03:12 AM PDT


Sexy singer G.NA has officially made her comeback with the release of her third mini album "Bloom" along with the music video for the title track "2HOT."

"2HOT" marks her first release in nearly nine months since her last cycle of promotions for her second mini-album "Top Girl" in August. The new title track features an upbeat jazzy melody with retro feel that catches the ears.

On May 24th, G.NA kicked off her first comeback performance on Mnet's "M! Countdown". The sexy singer confidently showcased all her hot glory in her new catchy sound "2HOT". Check out her performance below!

[NEWS] Nichkhun's wax figure moved to Madam Tussauds in Shanghai, China!

Posted: 24 May 2012 02:57 AM PDT


First Hallyu wave popular singer has arrived - "Thai Prince" Nichkhun's wax figure. We believe that alongside this new generation idol star, this sweetheart craze will be ready to sweep the whole of Asia. This wax figure was borrowed from Bangkok's Madame Tussauds for the Chinese fans. It will only be displayed here for 3 months, everyone make sure to grab the opportunity!


Four beautiful fans had especially dressed up in the traditional costumes of China, Japan, Korea and Thailand which symbolizes that Nichkhun's popularity has swept the whole of Asia! They also posed in the "Thai greeting style" with Nichkhun's wax figure as a souvenir. Little Khunnie you have to become popular all around the world.


Translation by: x_tiffany_x@2ONEDAY.COM