Monday, May 7, 2012

"[INFO] Official announcement regarding Dalmatian's second mini album and Day Day's leave from the group!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] Official announcement regarding Dalmatian's second mini album and Day Day's leave from the group!" plus 24 more

[INFO] Official announcement regarding Dalmatian's second mini album and Day Day's leave from the group!

Posted: 07 May 2012 08:57 AM PDT

Hello Dalmates.
Thank you for waiting for so long.
Finally, on May 15th, 2012 (Teacher's Day;;), Dalmatian will be releasing their second mini album.

As they've gone on hiatus for a year and three months, all the members are headed towards the practice room delightfully in being able to stand before you all with perfected and amazing music.

However, we have unfortunate news which is that Dalmatian's rapper "Day Day" has left the group due to personal reasons and thank you Dalmates who have continued to give Day Day love all this time. We cannot express how sorry we are and Day Day plans to continue in pursuing in music so we ask that you give him lots of support.

May 15th, there's not a lot of time left now. Anticipate Dalmatian's new image! 

Thank you^^


[VIDEO] JYP unveiled JJ Project teaser!

Posted: 07 May 2012 08:49 AM PDT

JYP surprised fans with a new teaser showing a JYP Entertainment Slot Machine displaying JJ.

Will it be the debut of JR and JB??

Nobody knows,time will tell!

[VIDEO] EXO-K sing Angel on Sukira!

Posted: 07 May 2012 08:45 AM PDT

EXO-K's Baekhyun,Suho and D.O sing Angel on Sukira Radio,check out their singing cut here!

[INTERVIEW] 'The Star' Interview D.O - ‘My role model is composer Yoo Young-jin’!

Posted: 07 May 2012 08:24 AM PDT

In the midst of the boy group renaissance era, the new weapon EXO-K has appeared like a comet. SM Entertainment's ambition, EXO, is using a breakthrough strategy to have both EXO-K, who promotes in Korea, and EXO-M, who promotes in China, perform their debut song 'MAMA' in their respective stages.

With a calm and quiet personality, D.O has appeared on earth with a powerful voice and stable singing skills. When you first listen to D.O's voice, it seems similar to SM's signature composer Yoo Young-jin, but he has a deeper and stronger charm that helps draw in fans. Picking Yoo Young-jin as his role model, he is a star that surpasses his mentor.

(T/N: The article referred to the Chinese characters 靑出於藍 – the younger generation that is better prepared)

Source: The Star
Translated by gpark @ CXO

[INTERVIEW] EXO-K Interview with the Daily Focus!

Posted: 07 May 2012 08:11 AM PDT

The emergence of 'EXO-K,' a 'planet to fear' that will become a big star in the music industry

The first boy group from SM after 'SHINee'
All the talented members entered 'the path of a singer' since elementary school

Just the fact that they are the first boy group introduced by the birthplace of idol groups, SM Entertainment, since 'SHINee' 4 years ago is enough to draw interest. Gathering massive interest, they could have immediately appeared, but they revealed themselves little by little for 100 days and announced the entrance of a great rookie. The wait of 100 days was not in vain.

As soon as they came out, the response of the fans was explosive. Certainly within the country, but the entire world was delighted with them. The group 'EXO-K' is prepared to write history in the music industry with their debut album 'MAMA.'

"We needed the time to sufficiently introduce the unique charms and performances of all 12 members, including 'EXO-M,' who promotes in China. Because we went into a countdown of 100 days, with the thought that we will not disappoint, we were able to become rather tough."

The name EXO-K comes from a planet outside of our solar system called EXOPLANET. Their twin group EXO-M is dedicated to performing the same music in Chinese versions with Chinese promotions. As a team engaged in unique group activities, each of the members has a special super power.

Kai has a badge hanging from his chest that is the source of his teleportation power, D.O has a ring giving him the strength of a wild beast, and Chanyeol wears a ring that carries the power of fire. Sehun's power of wind comes from his belt, Suho has power over water, and Baekhyun has power over light.

"If you watch the music video for our title song, 'MAMA,' we show our powers really well. At a first glance, it might seem childish, but if you look, it is really cool."

The title song, 'MAMA' shows the essence of SMP (SM Performance). It produces a harmony between the magnificent orchestra with a powerful performance.

"It is a story about the dryness of the 21st century society that does not communicate due to its being caged by digital machines like the cell phone and computer. We are asking the mother of people, the earth, a god named 'MAMA,' what to do with this world."

Their seniors, including 'TVXQ,' 'Superjunior,' and 'SHINee,' who have led the K-POP craze, willingly gives generous advice to their first juniors in a long time.

"U-Know Yunho senior, even in the midst of an overseas tour, watched our first broadcast and called immediately. Through the speakerphone, he pointed out lacking parts of each and every person, one by one. 'SHINee' seniors, with their promotion period overlapping ours, told us helpful things."

Every one of them, earlier than most others, took up the thought to walk the 'path of a singer' since the 6th grade of elementary school. Although his time since he entered SM was the shortest with 1 year, Baekhyun, through his activities in a school band, has developed his musical diversity, and leader Suho has refined his skills in SM for 7 years, the longest out of them. Sehun and Kai have been already picked by SM through street casting when they were in the 6th grade of elementary school and entered through their audition in their 2nd year of middle school.

"After the team EXO was made, we prepared for 1 year. As we debuted this year, my heart overflows even with just the fact that we can stand on the same stage as the seniors we respect. We want to work hard so that we can also hold the newcomer award in our hands."

▶ I am this type of an idol

Suho: He is the team leader. He entered SM in 2006 and spent his trainee days. His specialties are acting and golf. He wants to try the role of a warm oppa (older brother) or a good-looking college student.

Baekhyun: He has a lot of interest in variety shows. He is bright and is the mood-maker wherever he goes. He has great hapkido (self-defense) skills to the point where he has taught students at the government services. He is a vocalist in the team.

Sehun: He gained interest in the field of singing when he was casted on the streets. As he received training, he naturally formed an interest in acting as well. He focused on training in dance and acting.

Kai: He did many diverse dances, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, popping, and locking. Originally, he wanted to become a dancer, but starting from the 6th grade of elementary school, he formed an interest in the field of singing and learned related dances. If the chance comes, he wants to do a musical with the 6 members.

D.O: He created the name D.O because his real last name is 'Do.' He did beat-boxing since elementary school as a hobby. In his second year of high school, he went on a singing competition and won a prize; while he was going home, he got cast.

Chanyeol: Along with playing a variety of instruments such as guitar, drum, bass, and djembe, he also raps and acts. Because he has liked listening to music since he was young, he started playing the drums since the 6th grade of elementary school. If the chance arrives, he would like to promote as a band for sub-unit promotions.

Translated by gpark @ CXO

[VIDEO] 2NE1 reveals “Make Thumb Noise” teaser for Intel Korea

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:58 AM PDT

Girl group 2NE1 has recently signed a contract with Intel Korea and will be launching an international campaign. It will be a collaborative project of 2NE1 and Ultrabook™ inspired by Intel and its title is "Make Thumb Noise".

On May 7th, 2NE1 and Intel released the first video teaser for "Make Thumb Noise". The video features the process of the project, showing 2NE1 members working in the recording studio. In addition, a rock version of the group's hit song "Ugly" can be heard in the background.

The amazing project will be launched on May 10th!

[NEWS] JYP to start promotions this week

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:40 AM PDT

Talented singer and producer J.Y. Park, who recently released his comeback album "Spring - 5 Songs for a New Love", will be starting his promotions this week.

On May 7th, JYP tweeted, "During lunch break Ga In presented us with uniforms for dance practice. We're the same height right? From Thursday onwards, we will promote on music shows starting with M! Countdown! To all our fans, we are coming~!!", and uploaded the above photo.

In the photo, JYP can be seen standing in a full hooded, black practice uniform. He is posing next to Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In, whom he sang his duet track "Someone Else" with, and two JYP Entertainment choreographers.

[VIDEO] Mighty Mouth reveals teaser for comeback single “Bad”

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:26 AM PDT

Hip hop duo Mighty Mouth will finally be making their comeback!

On May 7th, Mighty Mouth released their first music video teaser for their comeback single "Bad". The new single features singer Soya, who also featured on the duo's previous hit track "Tok Tok."

"Bad" is a new feel-good track and features another addictive sounds and comical music video.

[PICTURE] Kim Hyung Jun & Kim Yoon Seo’s “baseball bat hug”

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:13 AM PDT

In the cable channel SBS Plus drama series "I Love You" starring Kim Hyung Jun and Kim Yoon Seo, the quarrelsome lover is well loved by the audience. And the romance that about to stage by Kim Hyung Jun and Kim Yoon Seo is attracting attention.

Recently, the crew made ​​public a set of photos where Kim Hyung Jun and Kim Yoon Seo are "hugging." The scene is from episode 7 of the drama, where Yeon Ah goes to baseball training ground in order to vent her anger, while Min Chae seeing her constantly waves the bat, and hit a fierce ball, scaring Yeon Ah. In the photos, the two persons are as if a sweet couple, Kim Hyung Jun is hugging Kim Yoon Seo from the back, the posture of holding the bat together made many viewers jealous.

In addition, the set of stills also made a lot of fans and netiznes envy, who commented, "The two persons who are quarrelsome, looks pretty good match when standing so ambiguously," "So fit till making people envy, so envy," "I also want to be in the embrace of Kim Hyung Jun like Yoon Seo" and so on.

Source: TV Daily
Trans: dramahaven

[NEWS] MBLAQ’s Lee Joon & Hwang Woo Seul Hye play fireworks on rooftop

Posted: 07 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

In KBS 2TV sitcom "I Need a Fairy", the sweet fireworks dating scene of fairy Hwang Woo Seul Hye and Lee Joon is attracting attention.

On May 4th, 2012, MBLAQ member Lee Joon falls in love in first sight after seeing fairy Chae Hwa (played by Hwang Woo Seul Hye), and begins to court Chae Hwa. Under the night with sparkling stars, they stand on the rooftop to play fireworks, as if lively and lovely children, very eye-catching. This romantic and sweet date was prepared by Lee Joon for Chae Hwa who loves flower.

Especially Lee Joon who is strict to junior trainees, transforming into a romantic, gentle and considerate man after falling in love at first sight with Chae Hwa, seems to be very natural and unrestrained.

Source: dramahaven

[PICTURE] Kim Suna & Lee Jang Woo “Koala Pose” couple shot

Posted: 07 May 2012 06:46 AM PDT

MBC new Wednesday and Thursday drama "I Do, I Do" published the stunning still of couple Kim Sun Ah and Lee Jang Woo.

On the afternoon of May 4th, 2012, in the photo released by the drama producer, Kim Sun Ah hugged the waist of Lee Jang Woo tightly, laying out the posture of lover. Kim Sun Ah who was hugging tightly at the back of Lee Jang Woo is reminiscent of Koala.

An official of the drama series said, "The scene was shot when the couple Kim Sun Ah and Lee Jang Woo used the interlude to ride the motorcycle blasting through the set, enjoying the filming of thrilling dating scene. The two persons match the lines, and play during the spare time, particularly in harmony."

The new drama "I Do, I Do" is succeeding currently airing "The King 2 Hearts". The drama tells the tortuous love story of workaholic Hwang Ji An (Kim Sun Ah) and jobless Park Tae Gang (Lee Jang Woo) who loves to show off but romantic. The drama debuts on May 30th, 2012.

Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] Kim Soo Hyun’s romantic ‘silk kiss’ for new CF

Posted: 07 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun recently fascinated the viewers with his romantic 'silk kiss' on his new advertisement for fabric softener, Pigeon.

Pigeon, who has chosen only female models such as Kim Hye Soo and Soo Ae so far, tried a change by selecting a male celebrity as its new model this time. The brand chose 'The Moon that Embraces the Sun' actor to attract more female customers.

In the commercial, Kim Soo Hyun plays as a man who protects a woman. He acted out a scene of enjoying a pleasant day on the beach with the model Kim Soo Yeon. The ad sensuously expresses two models feeling love through the fabric softener's scent.

Baek Jin Cheol, a brand manager of Pigeon, says, "We chose Kim Soo Hyun as our new model because we thought he could represent the freshness and softness of our brand as an actor who is loved by women of all ages."

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] After School’s Jung Ah Becomes an Airport Fashionista

Posted: 07 May 2012 06:28 AM PDT

After School's Lizzy updated her twitter profile with several shots of Jung Ah at Gimpo airport.

Along with the photos Lizzy added teasing written commentary including "…Paparazzi shots of a celebrity I saw at Gimpo airport.. Guess who it is?…JUNG-A KIM!!!".

The members of After School's were at Gimpo airport after arriving from Japan off the heels of their successful "PlayGirlz" tour. Jung Ah is seen in the pictures paying close attention to her phone while maintaining a low profile. She is dressed chic in all black and showed off her stylish and tailored fashion sense with a skirt that has a low cut in the front revealing her enviable long legs.

Netizens were wowed by Jung Ah's airport fashion and left comments like "Jung Ah Unni you made it possible", "so unique" and "Oh Unnie you are so beautiful!".

A lot more of Jung Ah will be seen when After School makes their Korean comeback next month on June 21st.

Source: TV Daily
Trans: AfterSchoolDaze

[PICTURE] ‘The Equator Man’ Uhm Tae Woong becomes ‘The Sleepy Man’

Posted: 07 May 2012 06:15 AM PDT

Actor Uhm Tae Woong from KBS2 "The Equator Man" became the "The Sleepy Man"!

Fellow 1N2D member Joo Won posted a picture on his Twitter recently titled, "The most popular drama of all time, 'The Sleepy Man'."

In the picture are the members of the KBS 2TV program "1 Night and 2 Days" Uhm Tae Woong, Kim Seung Woo and Sung Shi Kyung. They are all sleeping against each other. "The Sleepy Man" is a parody of Uhm Tae Woong's current drama, "The Equator Man".

Those who have seen the picture say, "I burst out laughing at the title", "How tired they must be", "Eom Tae-woong is off guard" and more.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Girl’s Day holds successful Japan concert tour

Posted: 07 May 2012 06:01 AM PDT

Girl group Girl's Day successfully held their first live concert tour in Japan.

According to DreamT Entertainment on May 7th, "Girl's Day successfully wrapped their live concerts titled 'Girl's Day Party in Jeff'. Starting with their Osaka concert on May 2nd, the girls finished their 2nd concert in Tokyo on the 6th."

At the May 6th concert, Girl's Day performed open the event with their new song "Oh! My God" and continued with "Don't Cheat On Me", "Shuppy Shuppy" and "What About Me."

The members also gave individual performances and greeted their fans at the concert. In addition, the girls revealed a video, showing behind the scene footage from their "Oh! My God" music video and displayed the progress of the girls, starting from their debut period up until now.

Girl's Day said, "There are always fans who come to see us. We're encouraged by your support and interest. The happiest moment for us was to meet our fans at the live concert stage. We'll come visit Japan more often, so please anticipate and give us a lot of love."

Source: Star News

[NEWS] KARA’s Jiyoung doesn’t want to talk about her weight

Posted: 07 May 2012 05:44 AM PDT

KARA's Kang Jiyoung, who is known affectionally as 'giant baby', doesn't like discussing her weight like most of the girls.

On May 5th broadcast of KBS 2TV's 'Invincible Youth2', the members gathered to play a game testing how quickly they could individually eat crackers which were hung onto a pole. As a punishment, the losing member would have to stand on a scale and show their true weight.

Before the game began, MC Boom mentioned, "I looked up the weight of G6 on a portal site but only Kang Jiyoung's weight was not listed." To this, Kang Jiyoung answered, "I was 46kg when I weighted the least."

Kim Shinyoung then asked Kang Jiyoung, "Then how much do you weigh now?", to which Kang Jiyoung made a straight face saying, "Why would you ask something like that?" and everyone bursted into laughter.

Unfortunately, she lost the game and had to dance on the scale for her punishment. Once again Boom joked, "It looks like your weight won't fall in the 90-110lbs range." Jiyoung tried very hard to get out of the punishment and ran away after unplugging the chord from the scale.

Eventually, Jiyoung gave in and jumped onto the scale with all of her strength, causing the scale to show a weight of over 175lbs.

Source: Nate

[PICTURE] f(x)’s Amber shows her support for TaeTiSeo

Posted: 07 May 2012 05:31 AM PDT

f(x)'s Amber has congratulated Taetiseo on its debut and has snapped a photo together with her seniors.

On May 7th, Amber updated her me2day account saying, "Please give Soshi unnies' sub-unit TaeTiSeo's Twinkle a lot of love!! The first broadcast was so cool!! Kekeke.
Girls' generation-TTS's song is bomb! Please support and get old school funk!!" and uploaded the above photo.

In the photo, Amber, who is as pretty (handsome?) as ever, poses with her gorgeous unnies Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun. TaeTiSeo members are seen making their 'Twinkle' hand gestures, while showcasing their lovely smiles.

Cr: soshified

[NEWS] 2AM renews contract with ‘BHC Chicken’ for the third time

Posted: 07 May 2012 05:18 AM PDT

2AM has renewed their contract with BHC Chicken, making it their third consecutive year to represent the brand as their exclusive models.

According to a representative of BHC Chicken on May 7th, "2AM's healthy and friendly image fits well in line with BHC so we decided to renew their contract."

2AM filmed new TV advertisement for BHC around the Ilsan and Paju areas on May 1st. The new dvertisement will begin airing on May 10th.

Source: Naver

[NEWS] Led apple to perform at Mac Entertainment Inc's Opening

Posted: 07 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT

Rookie band Le dapple will be performing at the opening for SEOUL on Jue 15th and 16th.
Day 1 will start at 6:30 PM
Day 2 will start at 8:00 PM

Seat S - 9,800 Yen
Seat A - 8,800 Yen
Seat B - 7,800 Yen

You can enjoy fine dining and great performances at this price!

Lucky draw for handshakes as well!

We will be welcoming you!

For ticket sales, you may contact:
MAC Entertainment Inc.

Like Mac Entertainment Inc on Facebook
Check it with their Event on Faecbook as well.

Credits: Mac Entertainment Inc FB & @LEDA_JP | jerism @ LEDAfied
Translation: jerism @ LEDAfied

[VIDEO] IU shows off shuffle dance on Inkigayo

Posted: 07 May 2012 05:02 AM PDT

Singer IU's adorable club dance moves is garnering a lot of interest.

On the May 6th episode of SBS 'Inkigayo', IU alongside fellow MCs, KARA's Goo Hara and Nicole transformed into club girls.

During the show, the three MCs dressed up in sexy clubbing outfits, and excitedly did some shuffle dance moves. In particular, IU who looked sexy and adorable in her black mini dress, showed off her excellent dance and captured the viewers.

[PICTURE] Taeyeon shares new photo of unit TaeTiSeo

Posted: 07 May 2012 04:49 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon has just revealed new photo with her unit TaeTiSeo.

On May 7th, Taeyeon uploaded the above photo on Girls' Generation's official website tagged as, "Baby Steps delicate delicate ~_~"

In the photo, TaeTiSeo members Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun, who are making some rhythmic sobbing, rather appeared hilarious and adorable with their poses.

Meanwhile, "Baby Steps" is the second track off of their debut mini album "Twinkle." TaeTiSeo previously performed the song in their debut stage on Mnet's M! Countdown.


[NEWS] Block B to hold showcase in Malaysia

Posted: 07 May 2012 04:36 AM PDT

Idol group Block B will be visiting their fans in Malaysia for the first time later this month!

According to their agency Brand New Stardom, Block B will hold a short showcase on May 26, 2012, in conjunction of opening of Kenaga Wholesale City Mall. This is Block B's debut in Malaysia as an opening guest artist and an opportunity to meet the fans.

Regarding about current activities, the agency revealed that the members are doing community service and still reflecting over their mistakes during the controversial interview in Thailand.

Meanwhile, Block B recently released the repackaged version of their second album "Welcome to the Block", as well as the full music video for new title track "Close My Eyes".

[NEWS] ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’ Park Min Young most popular with kids

Posted: 07 May 2012 04:23 AM PDT

Actress Park Min Young from the new MBC weekend drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin" showed her love to the children.

Park Min Young will star as 2012 Yoo Min Na and Hong Yeong Rae in "Time Slip Dr. Jin" which is a time traveling drama.

In the picture of Park Min Young revealed on the 7th is the doctor Yoo Mi Na.

Lively and lovely Yoo Mi Na is helping poor children who can't get medical help in their environment and is the most popular actress on set. She took pictures with the children and seemed very comfortable with them.

A drama staff said, "The sudden rise in weather temperature has made work a little bit more difficult but we are working as a team and thanks to Park Min Young for making the atmosphere that much livelier."

Fantasy medical drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin" is an original based on Murakami Mutokai's famous comic about a doctor who travels through time to the 1860's.

The rest of the cast includes Lee Bum Soo, Song Seung Hun, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Lee Soyeon and more. To be aired on the 26th at 9:50PM.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Min Hyorin to join Lee Min Ho on “Faith”

Posted: 07 May 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Min Hyorin from the movie "Sunny - 2010" last year is coming back as a princess in a drama.

Joining actor Lee Min Ho, Min Hyorin has confirmed to star in the SBS TV drama "Faith" which is to be aired in August.

The drama staff announced that Min Hyorin would be just right for the role of a princess as she had a proud and outstanding looks.

"Faith" is a drama about a female doctor who finds love beyond generation and creating a true king. Lee Min Ho plays the warrior and Kim Hee Seon the doctor.

Netizens commented, "I can't wait", "I want to watch it" and more.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] SBS director “Competition between dramas is not over”

Posted: 07 May 2012 03:57 AM PDT

The SBS drama director revealed confidence in the drama "The Rooftop Prince". Kim Yeong Seob said, "'The Rooftop Prince' has another weapon besides romance and comedy."

"It is the mystery behind the princess's murder. As it gets closer to the core of the mystery, we will find first place in percentage again. The competition isn't over."

"The Rooftop Prince" is currently in second place out of the three dramas with a significant increase in viewing percentage on the fourteenth episode.

The prince who was in a love triangle with Sena (Jeong Yoomi) and Park Ha (Han Ji Min) cleared things one way and started a real relationship with Park Ha. At the end of the recent episode, the prince realized that Park Ha was the sister of his princess and stepped a little bit closer to the mystery of her death.

Writer Lee Hee Myeong said, "Yong Tae Yong (Micky Yoochun) and Yong Tae-moo (Lee Tae Sung) will start competing for real and the mystery will start unveiling soon so you can look forward to it."

The fifteenth episode of "The Rooftop Prince" will be aired on the 9th.

Source: hancinema