Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"[INFO] EXO-M will be singing the Chinese Version of "MAMA" live on Show Champion!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] EXO-M will be singing the Chinese Version of "MAMA" live on Show Champion!" plus 24 more

[INFO] EXO-M will be singing the Chinese Version of "MAMA" live on Show Champion!

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:54 AM PDT

Show Champion's Official English Facebook page has revealed that EXO-M will not only perform the Chinese version of "MAMA" but they will also sing it live!
They will be pre-recording for today's episode at 3:30 PM KST time.
Show Champion airs at 7 PM KST.

EXO-M will be joining Girls' Generation - TaeTiSeo, A PINK, BTOB, Gary NJ, December, & F.CUZ.

Source: Show Champion's Official Facebook Page
Reup + Screencaps: jean22s @ CODE:EXO
Screencaps translation: xiushipao @ CODE:EXO

[NEWS] Kim Jae-joong is a mass entertainer!

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:41 AM PDT

Prepares for Taiwan fan meeting and new album.  Movie and drama shoot.  Kim Jae-joong from JYJ is keeping busy.
Kim Jae-joong will be active all-around along with his movie and drama. He also has the Taiwan fan meeting and new album to prepare for.
Kim Jae-joong is currently in the middle of MBC weekend drama "Dr. JIN". He acts out the warrior who has the best martial arts skills. He is about to expand his area in this fusion historical drama.
He will start shooting the movie "Jackal is Coming". Chungmuro has its eyes on this newly rising actorwho will make his first debut in the movie as a popular singer. His comical act is something everyone is looking forward to.
Kim Jae-joong will depart for Taiwan on the 23rd in the middle of the movie and will start on his new JYJ album in July and August.
C-Jes Entertainment explained, "Kim Jae-joong was offered the OST participation in the movie or drama. We are making sure he make it to all of his busy routines without harm".

Source : sports.donga.com/3/al… ( English ) + Hancinema

[AUDIO] MBLAQ with Rain @ Friends FM!

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:24 AM PDT

MBLAQ mentioned about their comeback in September.

- The phone call with pop group MBLAQ produced by Rain-
[Rain] How is everything with you?
[MBLAQ] We're having a great time.

-Currently, they are working on their next album.
Their new album will be released after their Asia tour concert.

-What they have recently done -
[Lee Jun] : 'We're very well, thanks. Now we are at the scene of the Dream Concert, and we'll show more spectacles and passionate performances to the public.
I miss you (Rain) so much.
[Rain] : I miss you, too. I hope to see more of your work in the future, which can please me.
[KCM] : Even in the army, Rain's worried about MBLAQ the whole time.

[Rain] : I know they find it a strain to receive my phone call. So, I think MBLAQ and I will have to break down the interpersonal barriers that often prevent open communication. I want to see you (MBLAQ) some time before your new album is released.
[Rain] : And, Junny (Lee Jun), I know you are frequently appearing in TV gag shows, but I hope you won't talk without much thought in those programs.
All : (laughter).

[Rain] : I know he has such a great sense of humor that he always raises a laugh, but I want him not to talk nonsense.
[KCM] : I think Junny always creates a friendly atmosphere in the team.

[Rain] : In a TV show, I saw Junny dressing up as Uma Thurman's character from movie 'Kill Bill'.
[Lee Jun] : The producer asked me to do so. (laughter).
I received a positive response after appearing in the show, and such a martial acting was based on my personal experience in Ninja Assassin starring 'Jin Hoon' hyung (Rain).

[KCM] : Can you give Rain some helpful advice about being a good DJ ? (laughter)
[GO]&[Lee Jun] : He should liven up the mood more, raising his voice a little more than he did (laughter).

[Rain] : I'll fix those words in my mind.
Chundoong, how have you been?
[Chundoong] : I'm doing just fine. I have many songs composed by me to introduce to you.
[Rain] : I want to sing a song made by Chundoong next time.
[All]: Wow!
[Rain] : GO and Chundoong are both talented songwriters and performers, but they need more practice. Anyway, I hope Chundoong will make himself healthier.

[Rain] : Is 'Bang Cheol Ryong' (Mir) there? (laughter).
[Mir] : Yes, I'm here.
[Rain] : Mir is a pure guy, and I like him a lot.
MBLAQ has done a lot of work to achieve a success, but they will have to work harder to live up to their full potential.

[KCM] : I can find Rain is gentle and affectionate toward them.
[Rain] : I'm sorry that I could not take care of them.
This may be hard for them to understand at times, but they will understand perfectly when they join the army like me.
Since they have to get the money, now we have to let go of them. (laughter)
When is the next album due out?
[GO]: I think it will be released on September or October after our Asia Tour.
We'll do individual activities before it is released.

[Rain] : Junny, what kind of character do you want to challenge in the future?
[Lee Jun] : I want to play a person with mental in a movie or TV drama. (laughter)
[Rain] : You were a fool then and you are a fool now. (laughter)

[Rain] : Junny, please stop playing a fool.
[Lee Jun] : I want to be serious about my acting when I'm playing such a character.
[KCM] : I think Junny looks so harmless whatever he is saying.
[Rain]: I agree with you totally. They all are nice guys.

-The members each started to say something-
[Seung Ho] : Please be careful with your health, and we're doing our best. Please keep watching out for us.
[GO] : I've been cast as a role in a TV drama. I'll improve my acting skills, using films and dramas starring hyung (Rain).
[Lee Jun] : I really admire hyung (Rain), and thank you for always setting an example for us. I miss you so much. I hope you'll always cheer up.
[Chundoong]: I miss you so much, and I'll work hard to achieve good results.
[Mir] : I would very much like to see you hyung when you are on leave. I miss you.

[KCM]: A bright smile is coming to Rain's lips.
[Rain]: Since they are doing activities energetically, I feel really great.
Now they have become very respected artists. I hope they'll lead a more active life as singers. I'll buy them delicious meal as soon as possible.
[MBLAQ] : Wow!!
[Rain] : And, give me your new numbers through your manager.
[KCM] : Please visit us if you (MBLAQ) have a chance.
[Rain] : Have an outstanding performance!
[KCM] : Fighting!

Source: ratoka rain @ YouTube
English Translation by 화니 @rain-cloud.co.kr

[VIDEO] Dalmatian released E.R. MV!

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:23 AM PDT

Dalmatian is back with their new song E.R,check out the full MV of their new song here!

[VIDEO] C-Real releases Sorry But I MV!

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:21 AM PDT

Check out C-Real's new MV for Sorry But I here.

Like the girls' new song?


Posted: 15 May 2012 08:10 AM PDT

B1A4: The super rookies who swept the rookie of the year awards will be making their Japanese debut!

The group that produces unique and catchy pop number after number, with different flavours, and in the blink of an eye, obtained many rookie awards, winning Tower Records' K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2011's 'Rookie Of The Year' award, B1A4! Their long awaited Japanese debut song is their huge hit in Korea, 'Beautiful Target', that members Baro and CNU participated through writing the lyrics. With a charming melody that mysteriously stays in your ears, mixing the sound effects of a rocket and the sound of gunfire, 'Beautiful Target' is a unique and cute dance number that should attract great attention! Possessing an extremely astounding force, giving off a charm that is different from other groups, B1A4 will, with 'Beautiful Target', take aim at (and capture) everyone's hearts!

scan cr: beautifulday.kr
jp-eng trans cr: tables @ AVIATEB1A4

[VIDEO] BTOB announces official fanclub ‘Melody’

Posted: 15 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Cube Entertainment's new idol group, BTOB made their official debut with the release of their debut title tracks "Insane" and "Imagine" on March and followed-up with the ballad "Father" this May. Just two months into the music scene, the group has been receiving explosive response with their distinctly unique charms and impressive performances.

To have a closer interaction with their fans, Cube Entertainment and BTOB finally announced the group's official fan club name. On May 15th, BTOB released a video via their official Youtube channel. The video features a special announcement saying:

"BTOB's official fanclub name has been chosen and we are here to share with BTOB fans all over the world! 'Melody' is the name of BTOB's official fanclub. So Melodies, let's conquer the music world with BTOB!"

[AUDIO] Nam Gyuri releases comeback track “That Man”

Posted: 15 May 2012 07:45 AM PDT

Singer-actress Nam Gyuri released an all new ballad "That Man" (그 남자) on May 15th, 2012 as her comeback piece to music area after 7 months.

"That Man" is also been used as the insert song in SBS drama series "Fashion King".

The new song of Nam Gyuri, "That Man", is produced by female composer MIHO. The emotional melody and the melancholy yet leisurely light voice are combining to perfectly interpret the sad and beautiful lyrics of a woman looking at a man but dare not to get closer.

Credit: Dramahaven

[VIDEO] INFINITE reveals the MV making film for “The Chaser”

Posted: 15 May 2012 07:20 AM PDT

The boys of INFINITE have returned with their latest mini-album, 'INFINITIZE'. Just hours ago, INFINITE released the full music video for "The Chaser". This time, they just unveiled the making-of film for their latest title track.

Check out the video below!

Updated: Behind the scene footage from the photo shoot added.

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk & YoonA’s romantic kiss on ‘Love Rain’

Posted: 15 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

In KBS drama "Love Rain", Joon (Jang Geun Suk) once again expresses his heart through kissing Ha Na (YoonA). While Joon's father (Jung Jin Young) decides to give up own happiness after knowing the infatuation of Joon towards Ha Na.

In the episode 15 of "Love Rain" aired on May 14th, 2012, after Joon is aware that father has knew his relationship with Ha Na, the furious Joon could no longer restrain his emotion. He goes to find Ha Na and expresses his mind deep inside his heart, "Now I don't care anything, do you willing to go to the end with me?"

In particular, facing with Ha Na who could only embraces him and said "Sorry," Jang Geun Suk is completely into the play, perfectly portraying the piercing heartache of Joon. Originally the script did not have the shedding tears scene, but Jang Geun Suk who plays interprets the mind of Joon with inner heart couldn't help but shedding tears, making the audience even more pity about the unachievable love of them.

And Joon pulls Ha Na whom he encounters by chance in the mall, and kiss affectionately and melancholy. The interpretation of earnest eyes and the delicate feelings by Jang Geun Suk made the scene eve more sad.

In addition, after learned of the blind love of Joon to Ha Na in the end, In Ha said to Yoon Hee (Lee Mi Sook), "May be we have to cancel our wedding," and the drama ends as he reveals the heart for the son, making the viewers looking forward even more to episode 16 airing on May 15th, 2012.

Source: Dramahaven

[NEWS] 4minute Jihyun’s childhood photo revealed

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:45 AM PDT

An old picture of 4minute's Nam Jihyun was recently released, garnering attention from netizens.

On May 15th, Jihyun posted a photo of herself on her personal Twitter, which she took when she was a little girl. In the photo, Jihyun dressed in an orange top with a hairband around her curly hair and wearing a big happy smile.

Netizens commented, "I see no difference.", "She was such a cutie" and "She was born beautiful."

[NEWS] 4minute’s HyunA and Gayoon to appear on ‘Top Gear Korea’

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:27 AM PDT

4minute members HyunA and Gayoon will be hitting the race track through XTM's 'Top Gear Korea'!

According to the production crew on May 15th, HyunA and Gayoon will appear for the show's "Star Lap Time" corner. As the show has received 1.23 percent of the audience rating, the crew are expecting to draw more attention with the 4minute members.

During their recording on May 8th, HyunA stated, "It usually takes 30-40 minutes to cross a bridge in the district south of the Han river. It was scary to think that I'll to drive a car by myself and I'm the only one who is driving on the track. But I also felt pleasure."

Gayoon also commented, "It's okay even though I didn't rank high because it's only been a short time since I got my license." But she was reported to have been very good in driving and surprised the crew.

Producer Seo Seung Han stated, "Since we started 'Star Lap Time' in Season 2, there are many female entertainers who want to appear on the show. I was surprised at HyunA and Gayoon's driving skills. Due to their presence, the studio was a lot of fun as well."

'Top Gear Korea' featuring HyunA and Gayoon will broadcast on May 20th at 10:30pm KST.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Big Bang announces initial tour schedules for ‘2012 ALIVE TOUR’

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:14 AM PDT

Big Bang, who just wrapped up their local promotions, is set to take their tour to Asia, North and South America, and Europe, performing in 25 cities in 16 countries.

Earlier today, Big Bang released an initial list and schedule for the confirmed stops of ongoing '2012 Big Bang ALIVE TOUR' through official Facebook page. According to the list, the tour will be making its stop in the Philippines and Malaysia.

'2012 Big Bang ALIVE TOUR' is presented by leading international live entertainment company, Live Nation Entertainment, and the shows are expected to be an extraordinary spectacle in terms of production size and creative direction.

In addition, internationally-renowned director, Laurieann Gibson, has joined the world tour as the creative director. Laurieann is also known as a top director, choreographer and actress, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Shakira, Janet Jackson, Beyonce and Katy Perry.

For more details, check out this page.

[VIDEO] TaeTiSeo wins on ‘Show Champion’ + Performance + BTS cuts

Posted: 15 May 2012 06:01 AM PDT

After sweeping the televised music programs with their latest title track "Twinkle" on their first week of promotions, Girls' Generation's first ever sub-unit TaeTiSeo continued its successful streak and claimed another win on this week's episode of MBC Music's 'Show Champion'.

TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" successfully led all weekly music broadcast starting on MBC's Music 'Show! Champion', 'Mnet's M! Countdown', as well as KBS 'Music Bank' and SBS 'Inkigayo'. This time, the girls have been crowned a double win in the latest episode of 'Show Champion'.

Check out their winning moment, where their junior labelmates EXO-M received the trophy for them, as well as behind-the-scene highlights and latest performance.

[VIDEO] A Pink makes comeback with “Hush” on Show Champion

Posted: 15 May 2012 05:48 AM PDT

Girl group A Pink, who standed out among rookies with their retro-aegyo image, has finally made their comeback! The 7 lovely ladies released their first official album, "UNE ANNEE" along with their new catchy title track "Hush"!

Although A Pink maintains their innocent girl image, their new track and concept seems to show the girls in a more mature light. Not only that, Yookyung and Namjoo changed to a short bob hairstyle, while the other members displayed long wavy styles, looking more sophisticated and lady-like.

Ater making their comeback performances on major music broadcasts, A Pink has returned on today's episode of 'Show Champion', and delivered a charismatic stage for "Hush".

[NEWS] FNC Entertainment to debut solo singer Juniel in June

Posted: 15 May 2012 05:35 AM PDT

FNC Entertainment, which houses to CNBLUE and FT Island, will be releasing a new solo female artist, Juniel.

According to FNC on May 15th, "Juniel will be releasing her debut album next month. For this album, CNBLUE' Jung Yonghwa took part as an album producer." The first album jacket photo has been revealed as well, featuring the singer in a neat white dress.

Back in April, fans caught a glimpse from the singer's production process during the CNBLUE's special of MBC's documentary 'K-Pop Stars Captivates the World'. Yonghwa could be seen offering advice and suggestions to the young singer.

Juniel is a singer with great talent who won 'Niji-ro Supernova' the Japanese version of 'Superstar K' in 2010. She is excellent in guitar, piano and held a solo performance already in Japan.

Source: Arts News

[PICTURE] Old photos of f(x)’s Krystal revealed

Posted: 15 May 2012 05:22 AM PDT

Several old photos of f(x)'s Krystal were recently revealed and once again making headlines online.

An online community posted photos compilation with the caption, "Old pictures of Krystal which were taken from 1994 to 2009." The post contained photos of Krystal from her toddler stage to when she became a little girl.

Krystal, who is being praised for her beautiful features, once again drew a lot of attention as she proved that she is truly a natural beauty.

Netizens who saw the photos commented, "Krystal was a cute little girl", "She was born with beautiful appearance" and "She is always beautiful."

Source: TV Report

[VIDEO] EXO-M performed MAMA on Show Champion!

Posted: 15 May 2012 05:18 AM PDT

EXO-M performed for the very first time on Korean music show,check out their MAMA performance here!

[VIDEO] INFINITE releases MV for “The Chaser”

Posted: 15 May 2012 05:09 AM PDT

After making their official return with the release of their new mini album 'INFINITIZE' earlier, the boys of INFINITE have just unveiled the full music video for title track "The Chaser"!

INFINITE's "The Chaser" swept various real time music charts. Upon release, the song soared to the top of Bugs, Soribada, Naver Music, and Melon.

In addition, INFINITE kicked off their mega showcase The Mission across five cities in South Korea to promote their latest album 'INFINITIZE'.

Check out the MV below!

[NEWS] Experts reveal the ‘Top 10 Idol Actors’

Posted: 15 May 2012 04:55 AM PDT

"The heyday of idol actors" is one of the keywords to describe the recent drama series. KBS's "Love Rain" (Girls' Generation YoonA), "Man From the Equator" (ZE:A Im Siwan), SBS's "Fashion King" (Girls' Generation Yuri), "Rooftop Prince" (JYJ Micky Yuchun) and other currently airing main drama series, idol star singers become the leading actors. With the production of KBS's "Dream High" and "Dream High 2" where the casting was directly selected from idol groups, "idol actors" seem to be a must for drama. From time to time, the idol stars who star in the drama series have been criticized as lacking in acting skills. Some criticizes, "Because idol stars are getting the role not because of strength, but because of fame, it makes the new actors of their age been sidelined." Then, how the professionals in production or planning of drama series evaluate the acting of idols?

Chosun conducted a survey among relevant professionals, asking them evaluate idol stars who are in leading roles recently. The male idols include ZE:A's Im Siwan, 2PM's Taecyeon, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun, TVXQ's Changmin. Female idols include SNSD's YoonA and Yuri, T-ara's Jiyeon, After School's UEE, miss A's Suzy. The full mark is 10 points, and the average points given by professional is 6.7 point. So if 100 points is the full mark, it means that they're not even scoring 70 points.

Among the male and female idols, Park Yoochun gets the highest score. The comment is, "Solid basic foundation as an actor in ability to analyze the role, vocal, process the lines and etc." On the contrary, the idol with lowest score if Yuri, the reason is because "not immerse into the drama."

he evaluation by professionals for YoonA is, "Although has basic acting skills, but does not demonstrate the sense of presence in acting just like what's showing when Girls' Generation is at the center." Professionals have reservations on Suzy, "Although Suzy's acting has been questioned in 'Dream High', but her performance in 'Architecture 101′ has been praised. So have to monitor in future."

Kim Jaejoong and Changmin rank last among male idols. The comment for Kim Jaejoong is, "The habit of looking at the camera on the stage is not changing when acting." For Changmin, the professionals thought, "As opposed to acting, seem to be more wanting to be a hero." For Taecyeon and Im Siwan, most professionals believe that they saw the possibility for them to grow as skillful actors.

As for the reasons that the appearance of idols in acting increased, some professionals said, "In the intense viewership ratings battle, the producers will of course care about the high awareness of idol stars. Idol actors are mostly the main force of KPOP boom, so their starring in the drama also helps in promotion when the dramas exported to overseas."

But believing the idol actors will guarantee the viewership ratings have been proven wrong sometimes. In March, "Dream High 2″ drew down its curtain with 6% low ratings, while ratings for "Fashion King" and "Rooftop Prince" also hovering around 10%. A professional said, "Recently, not sure if it's because of lacking of new actors, it lets people felt that drama series starring by idols is the trend. Comparing with lead actors with higher responsibility, they should start from supporting role or special guest starring, building up the strength through long drama. This is the quality that not only actors, but also singers have to possess in order to success."

Source: Chosun via Dramahaven

[VIDEO] EXO-M's Kris shows off his multi-language ability + Tao's Kung Fu cut at Show Champion!

Posted: 15 May 2012 04:41 AM PDT

EXO-M performed on Show Champion today,for the time being,check out Kris' interview clip and Tao's Kung Fu performance on the show.

Kris speaks in Korean,Mandarin,English and Cantonese on the show while Tao continues to impress with his Wushu!

[NEWS] Lee Da Hae lied about her age?

Posted: 15 May 2012 04:37 AM PDT

Actress Lee Da Hae has been caught up in an issue regarding her age.

On May 14th, past photo of the actress was posted on an online community board. The post showed Lee Da Hae, Han Ye Won from girl group 'Sugar' and SPICA's Park Joo Hyun all together in a graduation photo.

What caught the netizens' attention is the fact that the three stars are in the same graduation photo despite the different ages. Lee Da Hae was born in April, 1984, Han Ye won in October 1985 and Park Joo hyUn in November, 1986. This has caused a question in Lee Da Hae's age on profile and in real life.

However, Lee Da Hae cleared up the allegations on her Twitter saying, "What are they saying I've lied about? The photo was from an advertisement shoot. Media please don't be in such a rush."

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Ulala Session’s Lim Yoon Taek talks about his relationship

Posted: 15 May 2012 04:23 AM PDT

Lim Yoon Taek, singer from Ulala Session has revealed that he has a girlfriend on tvN's " E News" on Friday.

During his interview with comedian Byeon Gi-su, Lim mentioned that he was seeing someone. The singer had previously garnered much attention for his battle with stomach cancer.

"Previously, all my girlfriends knew that music came first and that at most, we'd see each other once a week. Due to that reason, a lot of them broke-up with me," said Lim.
When Byeon asked if his current girlfriend was more sympathetic, Lim answered, "Actually she finds it difficult too. My mum actually calls her up and begs her to not leave me," Lim bantered.

During the chat, Lim also took some time to send a special message to his girlfriend, saying, "I will become a better boyfriend. People matter more than music and you matter a lot to me."

On May 10, Lim's band released its debut album, "Ulala Sensation Part 1." The album is doing well on online charts.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] Kim Soo Hyun spotted playing badminton barefooted

Posted: 15 May 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun is enjoying some time off with a game of badminton.

Photo of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun's" star was recently uploaded in several online community boards under the title "Kim Soo Hyun playing badminton."

In the photo, Kim Soo Hyun was spotted playing badminton with his friends at Seoul Forest. Netizens were quick to notice the actor's fashion style, wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt and with his jeans rolled up. In particular, Kim Soo Hyun is seen playing barefooted, amusing the lucky passerbys.

Netizens commented, "He must like sports", "He looks great in anything he does" and "I didn't know he played badminton".

[NEWS] B1A4’s Sandeul to debut in musical “Brothers Were Brave”

Posted: 15 May 2012 03:57 AM PDT

Idol group B1A4's main vocal Sandeul will be taking on his first musical challenge in the 2012 production of "Brothers Were Brave".

On May 15th, PMC Production announced that Sandeul, alongside Jo Kanghyun and Sung Dooseob, will play the role of the smart yet stubborn younger brother named Joo Bong. The character's innocent but backbone-lacking older brother, Seok Bong, will be played by Kim Jae Bum and Kim Do Hyun.

"Brothers Were Brave" tells the story about two brothers going back to their hometown after hearing the news about their father's death. The musical is set to open at the COEX Artium Art Hall from June 26 to October 1.