Friday, May 25, 2012

"[NEWS] F.CUZ "We can't end it with Sul Woondo's label"" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] F.CUZ "We can't end it with Sul Woondo's label"" plus 24 more

[NEWS] F.CUZ "We can't end it with Sul Woondo's label"

Posted: 25 May 2012 08:57 AM PDT

It's true that they were noticed two years ago because of Sul Woondo's son LeeU, but with his withdrawal, the team is standing at a crossroads of survival. It took a year and five months for them to come back. Though they stood at many forks in the road, only one thing was left. They could not have their efforts buried as 'Sul Woondo's Son.'

Jinon, Kan, and Yejun themselves looked for members. They looked at 300~400 candidates. Six of these candidates were selected and finally Raehyun and Daegeon were added to the group. Thus, F.CUZ was reborn as a five-member idol group. 

"To be honest, focus was set on us as 'the group with Sul Woondo' son' since our debut. Looking back, I think we put anticipation into that fact. (T/N: meaning they were hoping LeeU's title would make them more popular) But when LeeU left we were left wondering what to do. The company said they would open the doors to the road that we choose. But if we gave up there we would just end with the label of Sul Woondo."

They did not blame LeeU for leaving. They were actually thankful that he discussed it with them until the end. They let him go with a smile but the hardship was fiercer than they thought. However, the tough times have helped the three members become stronger and develop determination.

They also felt it was unfair. The words "we worked hard and we can't disappear after shining as Sul Woondo's son" represented their desperate feelings.

Although the means had converged, developing teamwork to reinforce the members was a problem. Also, they wanted to show a different image because they had experienced hardship. Even during that process, they were worried that the year and five months it took for their comeback would look lightweight, so they made a mini-album that is heavier than a single. (T/N: If they released a single after a year and a half, it would look like they were not seriously working hard) 

F.CUZ came back with their third mini-album 'For century Ultimate Zest.' It includes the title song 'NO. 1', which is a joint project between Monday Kiz's Lee Jinsung and composer Melodin Junyoung; Rhymer's 'Good Luck' (Do Well While I'm Still Here) and 'Janus,' with its strong beats; and 'Rise Up' with its popular melody.

"We've grown one member. We though a lot about what image the five members should show. The more we worked together, the more we realized that changing to five members reinforced our performances and made our vocals stronger. We gained confidence. Although none are in this album, we've also been studying composition, giving us pride in the feeling that we have grown more musically mature."

F.CUZ has actually already released a self-composed a song in Japan. You may be wondering why Japan all of a sudden but F.CUZ has promoted actively overseas. Last year, they were very successful, as they held three fanmeetings in Japan, released two digital singles, and held a concert in Shibuya. In Taiwan, they worked hard enough to be awarded best rookie.

Of course, foreign and domestic activities are different. However, this is the start of the 'real F.CUZ,' which has removed the label of Sul Woondo.

Source: Nate News
Translation: MaxRide @ Fcuzed

[PICTURES] 2PM HJM new design!

Posted: 25 May 2012 08:45 AM PDT

Idol group 2PM posed for HJM new design and showed their cool and fierce image in the pictures.

Take a look at the photos below.

credit : sakiHa

[NEWS] Shedding his idol image, Coed's Hot Blooded Kangho becomes Cha Juhyeok!

Posted: 25 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT

After withdrawing from Coed School, Hot Blooded Kangho (real name Park Yongsoo) has transformed into an "Cha Juhyeok the actor."

After leaving Coed School in November of last year, Hot Blooded Kangho reinvented himself with a new name for his acting career. Currently, he's appearing in cable channel jTBC's "Happy Ending."

His agency commented, "He changed his name from Hot Blooded Kangho to Cha Juhyeok because he wanted to shed his idol image for his acting career. There are no plans for him to return as a singer in the future."

Cha Juhyeok is appearing in "Happy Ending" with Choi Minsoo, Shim Hyejin, Lee Seungyeon, So Yoojin and others. The drama tells about a family drama.

Source: Nate
Translated by: Nathaniel @ Core Clique

[NEWS] Innocent VS Sexy, Eye-Catching Girl Group Make Up – Dara And Suzy!

Posted: 25 May 2012 08:14 AM PDT

Idols build up their images from their first stage appearance, before they begin to establish their own images. Depending on their group's concept, plus other variables such as their costumes, the time of their debut, and the number of their activities, their images will also change. Make-up plays a big variable in girl group styles.
◇ Even with smokey eye make up, still innocent Suzy & Sandara Park

With Miss A's sexy dancing and singing, Suzy made her debut with the group's sexy image, meeting the public for the first time with semi-smokey make-up. But with her appearance in the KBS Drama "Dream High" last year, where she played a student, Suzy became popular with her clean eye make-up, with little color or no make-up at all. Her cute image in the drama became more associated with her, compared to her stage image.

Group 2NE1′s Sandara Park is a great idol representative. With her small face and cute facial features, she made a strong impression during their debut for the song, "Fire" with her strong eye line on their stage performances.

Sandara Park then became a cosmetics model (Etude House), and since then has attracted people with her bright and youthful look, while sporting light make-up mostly in orange and pink shades, giving her a more feminine look. This makes people forget that she's actually an '84 liner, because of her young looks.

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] Kang Yu Mi talks about her new face

Posted: 25 May 2012 07:55 AM PDT

Comedienne Kang Yu Mi appeared on YTN's "News and Issue - Issue and People" on May 23 along with fellow entertainer Ahn Young Mi.

On the news program, Kang opened up about having undergone jaw realignment surgery in a bid to be embraced as a beautiful comedienne.

"It was so painful. I definitely won't be going through that again," said Kang who did add that her new face has given her a new lease on life.

"These days I've been approached to shoot wedding pictorials as well as a shoot for a men's magazine. I feel so fulfilled as a woman," Kang said.

Meanwhile, the fact that Kang had plastic surgery was made public back in December when the clinic where she underwent surgery posted a picture of the entertainer with her surgeon.

On Dec. 10, ID Hospital's Web site featured a picture of the celebrity taken with the hospital's director, Dr. Park Sang Hoon. The hospital is renowned in the field of facial bone reconstruction, especially for correction of protruding jaws. The caption under the picture read, "Kang Yu Mi stopped by the hospital upon her return from the U.S. for a checkup on her mouth protrusion surgery."

The post also thanked Kang for choosing the clinic over other competitors.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Kim Min Jun reveals girlfriend and sentiment toward marriage

Posted: 25 May 2012 07:42 AM PDT

Actor Kim Min Jun has a girlfriend and she is an average office worker.

According to Kim's agency which made the announcement on May 23, Kim and his girlfriend have been dating for over a year.

"We can't divulge any more information about the girlfriend but the two are very happy together," said the agency.
Although the agency said that there is no date set for a wedding, at a recording for a TV show, the actor did say that he wanted to walk down the aisle soon.

"I want to marry my girlfriend as soon as possible. I want stability and to have kids. It'd be so great to attend my child's athletics carnival and run a race together," Kim said on episode of "Happy Together 3," which is set to air on May 24.

The actor also said that to mark the first anniversary as a couple with his girlfriend, he sold his motorbike to buy her a diamond necklace.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] BTOB performs on ‘Music Matters 2012’ in Singapore

Posted: 25 May 2012 07:29 AM PDT

Just two months into their debut, BTOB kicked off their first performance abroad at the 'Music Matters Live' stage at the 'Music Matters 2012' which was held in Clarke Quay, Singapore on May 24th.

BTOB performed their latest track "Irresistible Lips" for the first time. "Irresistible Lips" was firstrevealed through jTBC's sitcom, 'I Live in Cheongdamdong' and is included in their Asia special edition album 'Born TO Beat'.

In addition, the group also their ballad track "Father" as well as their debut song "Insane."

Check out their performances below!

[NEWS] Davichi to sing OST for ‘Big’

Posted: 25 May 2012 07:16 AM PDT

Vocal duo Davichi will be singing for the KBS upcoming drama 'Big'!

Core Contents Media recently announced that Davichi has participated in the recording for one of the drama's OST titled "Because It's You". "Because It's You" will be a contemporary ballad with a piano melody and string sessions.

Known for having power vocals, many are anticipating for the song to be officially released. The song will be released on the same day of the first episode broadcast on June 4th.

"Big" was written by the famous Hong Sisters (Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran) and will star Lee Min Jung, Gong Yoo, miss A's Suzy and more. The drama is centered around a 30 year old doctor played by Gong Yoo who gets his soul switched with 18 year old Shin Won Ho after an accident.

Source: Star News

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong DVD #1 on Oricon Comprehensive Chart

Posted: 25 May 2012 07:03 AM PDT

'Second Top Award to Foreign Singer Following Michael Jackson'

The DVD "First Impact" released by singer Kim Hyun-joong on May 16 sold 16,000 copies in its first week of release, ranking No. 1 in the comprehensive DVD category of the Oricon chart. This DVD contains the images Kim Hyun Joong showed during his Japan tour in eight cities last November and his performance at the Arena in Yokohama last February.

Since Michael Jackson's music DVD "Vision" released in November, 2010 reached the No. 1 Oricon rank -- a first for a foreign solo singer -- Kim Hyun Joong became the second foreign soloist to achieve the top rank one year and five months after Michael Jackson. He acquired the Oricon No. 1 spot for the first time as a Korean artist.

Kim Hyun Joong plans to reveal his second single music DVD "Heat" on July 4. This second DVD has already become popular as it was written and composed by Japanese national musician B'z. On July 15, he will hold a special event by inviting 32,000 Japanese fans who bought his DVD to Saitama Super Arena. He will also release his official collection book "있는 그대로도 (As It Is)" displaying all his talents on July 18.

Source: KBS World

[NEWS] Han Ji Min with Memories of Love After 300 Years

Posted: 25 May 2012 06:50 AM PDT

On May 25th, 2012, Han Ji Min wrote on her Facebook account, "As long as memory is still there, can be together forever, always have the love that has the warm feeling, will still remember after 300 years has past," and she expressed her gratitude to the viewers who supported "Rooftop Prince".

"Rooftop Prince" has an happy ending with the love between Yong Tae Yong and Park Ha 300 years later. And the final episode of "Rooftop Prince" also successfully defeated "Man From the Equator" which had been occupied the first ranking to become champion in ratings.

In addition, Han Ji Min also published a photo of her together with Park Yoochun. The look of them imitating the photo of model also attracted attention.

After "Rooftop Prince", "Ghost" starring So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee will be staged.

Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] ‘TK2H’ Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi shine until the end

Posted: 25 May 2012 06:37 AM PDT

Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi's performance shone until the end.

MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts" ended on the 24th with twenty episodes. It was a happy ending with the marriage of Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi.

"The King 2 Hearts" was at danger of going to war with the North and South because of a sign of attack from the USA on North Korea. Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi didn't release their tension until their marriage was confirmed. Ha Ji Won even put a gun at his head. The drama was realistic until the very end thanks to the actor and actress.

"The King 2 Hearts" didn't do as well as expected seeing the viewing percentage but the actors inside the drama have been reviewed very well. Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi especially showed progress as an actress and actor.

Ha Ji Won attempted at a new character as a North Korean female sergeant. She added life to Kim Hang Ah with her fluent North Korean accent, charisma and lovable character. This is why most are saying Kim Hang Ah wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't Ha Ji Won.

Lee Seung Gi established a solid ground as an actor this time. He played the role of Lee Jae Ha who was an immature prince who later became a responsible king. He grew up himself. If he had a good image through the drama "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" then he showed a good performance in this drama.

Producer Lee Jae Gyoo also didn't hesitate to compliment the two. He said, "Ha Ji Won accepted everything in such a short time and expressed the most difficult emotions through her eyes. I was surprised at how much the actress held in her heart expressing the character she was."

He continued, "Lee Seung Gi has a clear head and a warm heart. I am so happy as a producer to see him change day by day and I feel him maturing as an actor."

Meanwhile, from the 30th "I Do, I Do" with a cast of Kim Sun Ah, Lee Jang Woo, Park Geon Hyung, Lim Soo Hyang and others will be aired.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Kim Tae Hee captivates Japan with her beauty

Posted: 25 May 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Actress Kim Tae Hee completely mesmerized the Japanese with her beauty.

Recently, a number of photos titled 'Japanese surprised by Kim Tae Hee's beauty' were uploaded on an online community board.

The photos contain cuts of the star on a Japanese TV show. Kim Tae Hee looked attractive and innocent. As their facial expressions reflect, the Japanese MCs and guests seem to be greatly surprised by Kim Tae Hee's gorgeous beauty.

Those who have seen the photos commented, "Kim Tae Hee indeed", "She is the goddess of goddesses", "People all have the same eyes" and more.

[NEWS] Yoo In Na reveals underwear “Glamour”

Posted: 25 May 2012 06:11 AM PDT

Actress Yoo In Na revealed her glamorous body in her underwear.

Choi Hee Jin (Yoo In Na) met with Kim Boong Do (Ji Hyun Woo) who came back from the Chosun times on the eleventh episode of the tvN drama "Queen In-hyun"s Man".

Choi Hee Jin made an appointment with Kim Boong Do to meet at her house. As soon as she came home she started changing her clothes. Just when she had half of her dress down, she realized Kim Boong Do was already there.

Yoo In Na revealed a white bra under her black dress. It was a short time but enough to reveal her glamorous body to the viewers.

Those who have seen the drama say, "I didn't know I was going to see this", "It was a short time but she is a beauty", "Her skin is so smooth" and more.

"Queen In-hyun's Man" on tvN can be seen every Wednesday and Thursday at 11PM.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun start filming new drama ‘Faith’

Posted: 25 May 2012 05:58 AM PDT

Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun's next small screen project 'Faith' has officially kicked off its shooting to get ready to air this summer.

On May 24th, new Monday-Tuesday series 'Faith' released several pictures, which were taken on the set while shooting the series at Seoul's Bongeun Temple.

Though Kim Hee Sun's outfit is not shown, Lee Min Ho is seen donned in an armor. Lee Min Ho will play the role of a warrior named Choi Young from Goryeo Dynasty which enters a time and space portal to modern-day Korea.

Since it was the first day of shooting for the series, which will cover the whole plot, the entire cast and crew devoted themselves to their work.

Lee Min Ho stated, "I was really happy about our first shoot. I liked performing with Kim Hee Sun as well. I hope to do my best in pulling off the character."

"I was really nervous as it's my first drama shooting in a long time. But when I actually started shooting, I was comfortable enough that I felt like I have been shooting the series. This is all due to the crew's amazing teamwork", said Kim Hee Sun.

[NEWS] ZE:A to launch nationwide fan meeting

Posted: 25 May 2012 05:45 AM PDT

ZE:A has prepared a special nationwide fan meeting ahead of their comeback.

According to ZE:A's agency, Star Empire Entertainment on May 25th, ZE:A will be going around the country through their nationwide fan meeting "Fighting Project: ZE:A is Coming to Meet You".

Starting from Daejun on June 8, ZE:A will visit Incheon on the 9th, Busan on 15th, Daegu on 16th, and Gwangju on 17th and come to a close with large-scale showcase in Seoul on June 20.

After holding the events, ZE:A will release their second full-length album on June 21, breaking out from their year-long hiatus.

Source: Star News Daily

[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu ranks 10th on Billboard World Albums Chart

Posted: 25 May 2012 05:32 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu solo album is driving various charts incredibly well!

Junsu released his first solo album "XIA Tarantaellegra" on May 15. After its release, the album has been enjoying immense success both in Korea and abroad. This time, Junsu took over Billboard chart, making his debut at 10th place on its World Albums Chart.

The ranking is particularly remarkable as Junsu has not been able to appear on TV or perform his songs in Korea yet the album gained substantial achievements.

Junsu kickstarted his Asia tour on May 19th and 20th at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. The talented JYJ member will then tour 6 cities including, Thailand, Macao, Taiwan, Indonesia and Shanghai.

[PICTURE] Webtoon ‘ENT’ releases illustration of Super Junior

Posted: 25 May 2012 05:19 AM PDT

Following the illustration of Girls' Generation members in their "The Boys" outfits and SHINee, webtoon "ENT" has just unveiled the illustration for boy group Super Junior.

"ENT" is a new upcoming webtoon production by Yoon Inhwan, author of "The New Undercover Royal Inspector", and is also co-produced by SM Entertainment. It is about an idol singer that becomes wrapped up with a famous fanfic writer and all of the hilarious stories that result from it.

SM Entertainment's artists will appear with their real names in the webtoon, and it is predicted that the series will garner the attention of both manhwa and K-Pop fans alike.

[VIDEO] G.NA releases NG cut from “2HOT” MV

Posted: 25 May 2012 05:06 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."

After releasing the dance practice video earlier, G.NA treated fans with a special NG cut from the music video filming. The short video shows behind-the-scenes cut of G.NA in a literally "too hot" moment.

[NEWS] Se7en donates 20 million KRW to his alma mater

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:53 AM PDT

Singer Se7en has been receiving attention for donating a whooping 20 million Won to his alma mater.

On May 24th, the singer tweeted, "Wow, Kookmin University's festival! The passion is quite hot. My school friends are the best. I donated 20 million Won under the name of Se7en, so I hope it's put to good use! Fighting to all of the Kookmin University students!"

Se7en also attached a photo of himself holding up an appreciation trophy he had received from his school for his generous donation. Written on the trophy are the words,"Thank you for gracing our university festival with your presence."

Source: OSEN

[NEWS] Leessang dominates music charts

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:40 AM PDT

As soon as Leessang released their latest album 'Unplugged', the duo has been dominating various music charts.

On May 25th, hip hop duo Leessang released their 8th album 'Unplugged', it immediately soared to the top of the online music charts, achieving a clean all-kill. The title track "Someday" took over the top spot, while the pre-released tracks "Humility is Hard" and "My Love" are trailing behind on music portal websites, such as Melon, Bugs Music, and Olleh Music.

Leessang have released their 8th album 'Unplugged' in celebration of their 10-year anniversary. To commemorate their return, the duo will a national tour on July 14 and 15 at Seoul's Olympic Hall.

[PICTURE] Big Bang releases T.O.P’s teaser for ‘Still Alive’

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Big Bang has just unveiled the fifth image teaser for their upcoming special edition album titled 'Still Alive', featuring member T.O.P.

Similar to G-Dragon, Seungri, Taeyang and Daesung'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.

[PICTURE] Big Bang releases teaser image for “Monster”

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:14 AM PDT

Big Bang has just released the image teaser for its upcoming special edition album title track, "Monster"!

In the image, G-Dragon dons an all-black leather outfit with a bright red mohawk. The Big Bang leader struts the street while leaving a trail of fire in his path.

The special edition album '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 "Monster" is written and composed by G-Dragon himself.

[VIDEO] Teen Top releases third “To You” teaser ft. C.A.P. and Niel

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:01 AM PDT

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

The teaser video titled "Love is Pain" features members C.A.P. and Niel. The same mysterious girl which was in the previous teasers also shows up.

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

120525 TaeTiSeo wins triple crown on Music Bank + Other Performances

Posted: 25 May 2012 04:09 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

For this week's episode, Rookies JJ Project and VIXX kicked their debut while G.NA and B1A4 made their comeback with "2HOT" and "Baby Goodnight" respectively.

Other great performances from artists including Girls' Generation's TaeTiSeo, Park Jin Young, INFINITE, Baek Ji Young, SISTAR, A Pink, Mighty Mouth, Kim Jo Han, Hello Venus, EXO-K, Sunny Hill, Gang Kidz, F.CUZ, Dalmatian, December, Sunny Days and She'z.

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

Congratulations TaeTiSeo!

Next Week: Teen Top

Next Week: Heo Young Saeng

Check out the performances below!

Girls' Generation's TaeTiSeo

J.Y. Park



A Pink

Mighty Mouth

Hello Venus


Sunny Hill





Watch today's debut and comeback stages below!

B1A4 - "Baby Goodnight"
JJ Project - "Bounce"
VIXX - "Super Hero"
G.NA - "Summer Star" + "2HOT"

[VIDEO] G.NA is “2HOT” on Music Bank

Posted: 25 May 2012 03:27 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 25th, G.NA kicked off her first comeback performance on KBS "Music Bank". The sexy singer confidently showcased all her hot glory in her new catchy sound "2HOT". Check out her performance below!