Thursday, May 3, 2012

"[NEWS] Kahi revealed she grew up in the hands of her grandfather and grandmother!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Kahi revealed she grew up in the hands of her grandfather and grandmother!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Kahi revealed she grew up in the hands of her grandfather and grandmother!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:54 AM PDT

After School's Kahi made a confession on Heroes.

Kahi honestly confessed that she grew up in the hands of her grandfather and grandmother. She said "I grew up in the hands of my grandfather and grandmother. When I worked as a back dancer for BoA, my grandfather was in the hospital. Since we were preparing for a big event, I couldn't visit him at the hospital, but then I got a call that he suddenly passed away," and began to shed tears.

She continued, "At the time, I had doubts as to why I was doing this job. I wasn't even a singer, but I was living as a back dancer and I couldn't even be with my grandfather during his last moments. I hated myself so much, and I wanted to quit right away."

Kahi concluded, "After my grandfather passed, I thought that even my grandfather wouldn't be happy if I quit just like that,"and made the whole class silent in admiration.

Kahi seems to be okay and fine all the time but who would know that she had this bitter memories at the back of her mind. 

Sources: nanaasfacts via kim-jungah-ddicted + Afterschooldaze

[PICTURES] After School in Japan’s “Vivi” Magazine!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:37 AM PDT

The charms of the members of girl group After School have been featured in Japan's "Vivi" Magazine. After School can be seen in the June 2012 edition of the said Japanese magazine.

The interview will be posted once it is up but you can enjoy the pictures of the gorgeous girls first below.

Whose picture is your favorite?

Credit: ItsAfter2PM via fyafterschool
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[VIDEO] Hello Venus unveiled MV teaser for Venus!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:29 AM PDT

Check out the first ever MV teaser of Pledis' new group Hello Venus.

The title of their debut song is Venus,check out the teaser below!

[NEWS] 2PM will be showing the ‘beauty of the beast’ with the release of Japanese single!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:29 AM PDT

2PM, facing the 90,000-audience scale 'Budokan 6 Days' (including the additional performance at Yokohama Arena), is releasing the single album 'Beautiful' and plans to color the entire Japanese territory with "the beauty of the beast'

2PM's new single title song, 'Beautiful', is the BGM for Sampyo brand's 'Dark vinegar' advertisement, and it has been pre-released as such and on April 17th, blew off the chart and took on the 1st place on Recochoku, the biggest ringtone download service site in Japan.
Not only that, this time the single album is expected to track Junho's self-composed song, 'Kimiga Ireba', thus raising the expectation for locals as well as the domestic fans in Korea.

In continuance of the album release, there will be a HI-Touch event at the local premise in Japan, and the Live DVD for 2PM's first Arena Tour, which drew 100,000 audiences, will also be released on the 6th; drawing more attention.

2PM was awarded with the 'New Artist of the Year', the grand prize of the Japanese Golden Disk 2012, and has taken its toll as the most expected rookie. Also, the NHK Korean Teaching program, 'Dark Vinegar' advertisement, and the fixed program of Tokyo MX, as well as the movie 'Oran Highschool Host Club' is receiving the most beloved attention from the crowd.
Meanwhile, 2PM is facing the 'Budokan 6 Days' Concert at the end of May.

Source: JYP's Facebook

[AUDIO] IU unleashed new song Peach!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:27 AM PDT

Check out IU's new song titled Peach,do you like this song?

[PICTURES] Kang Sora graces InStyle Magazine!

Posted: 03 May 2012 08:14 AM PDT

Kang Sora is featured in InStyle magazine. She can be seen in the May 2012 issue of the magazine. Kang Sora showed matured image and innocent look in the pictures.

Check out her pictures below.

What do you think of these pictures?

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[PICTURE] BTS photos from JYJ’s Penzal Q filming revealed

Posted: 03 May 2012 07:52 AM PDT

Photos of JYJ filming for the new advertisement for Penzal Q were recently revealed via Facebook, becoming a topic of discussion.

On 2 May, photos from the filming site of a new advertisement for painkiller "Penzal Q" and digestive medication "Sok Chung" were revealed. The photos were recent ones of JYJ members Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun.

The photos revealed included ones of the three members together, as well as photos of them individually, causing anticipation for this new advertisement.

Representatives of Jong Geun Dang, who conducted the shoot this time, said, "The Penzal Q CF last year, with the concept of JYJ protecting and taking care of their girlfriends, as well as the "Campaign In Prevention Of The Abuse Of Painkillers", were immediately well-received by the consumers. Thus, the advertisement this time will also have a new message, and make use of JYJ's warm image."

Upon seeing the scene of the filming site, netizens expressed, "Looking forward to seeing JYJ in the new Penzal Q CF" and "Warm image fitting of that of a protective boyfriend", among other passionate responses.

Source : Nate
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[NEWS] Jo Jung Suk praises Lee Seung Gi as positive energy

Posted: 03 May 2012 07:37 AM PDT

Actor Jo Jung Su revealed his thoughts on cooperation with Lee Seung Gi.

On May 2nd, 2012, MBC drama "The King 2hearts" published an interview clip of Jo Jung Suk who is playing the role of Eun Si Kyung on the official website.

In the interview, Jo Jung Suk made no secret of his praise for Lee Seung Gi who plays the role of Lee Jae Ha, and at the same time, expressed his satisfaction in co-starring with him.

Jo Jun Suk said, "First impression of Lee Seung Gi was very good, and he is a very positive and optimistic person, perhaps due to influence from his positive energy, the emotional exchange during acting also very smooth."

Then, Jo Jun Suk said, "In acting, Lee Seung Gi has great intellect and strong feelings. Acting together with him is really comfortable, very great."

Source: Asian-drama

[NEWS] Lee Seung Gi & Ha Ji Won Sweet Kiss in ‘The King 2Hearts’

Posted: 03 May 2012 07:24 AM PDT

In episode 13 of MBC drama "The King 2Hearts" aired on May 2nd, 2012, the warm romantic brief kiss scene of Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won attracted the attention.

In the episode, Lee Seung Gi pours out the hardship of Royal Family in love to Ha Ji Won. He said, "When young, because of the care of mother, I studied in a primary school by concealing the identity. There, I met my first love. She was a calm and beautiful girl. After three days, my identity was exposed, and that cold girl suddenly approached me and even held my arm. Since then, I change my view of life, no longer believe in love nor people." In the end, he looks affectionately at Ha Ji Won, said: "Thank you for been my side, we must win!" And he kisses Ha Ji Won.

It is reported that Lee Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi) begins to suspect chief secretary Eun Gyu Tae on the death of the late-king Lee Jae Kang, and putting in efforts to prepare for WOC.

Source: Asian-drama

[NEWS] TVXQ, Super Junior & Girls’ Generation expose each other’s secrets

Posted: 03 May 2012 07:11 AM PDT

Leaders of the K-pop boom, including TVXQ, Girls' Generation and Super Junior, will appear on "Joo Byung Jin's Talk Concert".

TVXQ, Girls' Generation and Super Junior, appeared on MBC's talk show program "Joo Byung Jin's Talk Concert", broadcast on 3 May, giving rise to interesting conversations.

The 3 episodes worth of footage was recorded in the format of an MT (something like a camp or outing to facilitate group bonding) special. The recording proceeded with segments such as the self-introduction, a "lunchbox talk" and recreational games. During the self-introduction which was conducted first, TVXQ's Yunho introduced himself as "The charisma of TVXQ", and said that he "Loves sports". Hearing this, Super Junior's Lee Teuk said, "If Yunho had become an athlete, he would have been successful sooner," making those present laugh.

Sparks flew when (the groups) began exposing each other's secrets. Various episodes, such as "Yunho meddles so much that he always gets into arguments," and "Super Junior's Eun Hyuk has extremely smelly feet," were also revealed.

During the "lunchbox talk" which followed, TVXQ, Super Junior and Girls' Generation are expected to talk about their thoughts about marriage, through topics such as the kind of lunchboxes they would like to prepare for their lovers, and imagining how they would wake their spouses up in the morning. In addition, viewers will be able to enjoy the variety sense of these groups through the recreational games.

Source : Star News
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[NEWS] TaeTiSeo tops album sales chart!

Posted: 03 May 2012 06:56 AM PDT

There is no stopping with TaeTiSeo!

Girl's Generation's first ever sub-unit, TaeTiSeo, made their debut with first mini album "Twinkle". And just as everyone had expected, the album achieved an 'all-kill' on real-time music charts immediately after its released.

According to the Hanteo Chart on March 3rd (which tabulates the amount of album sales), TaeTiSeo's first mini album sales reached number one for the day of March 2 and also the real-time album sales.

TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" continues to dominate the charts, maintaining #1 on the daily chart of Mnet, Bugs, Olleh Music, Naver Music and other various online music charts.

In addition, "Twinkle" took over various Billboard's charts. The single debuted #1 on Billboard's World Album chart, #2 on Heatseekers Album, #21 on Independent Album and #126 on the Billboard Top 200.

Meanwhile, TaeTiSeo kicked off their first debut stage tonight on Mnet's M! Countdown.

[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for 4th week of April

Posted: 03 May 2012 06:43 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 April 22 - April 28, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR : "Alone"

2. Park Jin Young : "Someone Else"

3. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

4. 4minute : "Volume Up"

5. Noel : "Leaving"

6. Busker Busker : "First Love"

7. Busker Busker : "Yeosu Night Sea"

8. Huh Gak : "A Someone Who Loved Me"

9. Sunny Hill : "Princess and Prince Charming"

10. Yangpa, Davichi's Haeri, HANNA : "Love Is All The Same"


Weekly Album Chart

1. 4minute : "Volume Up" [3rd Mini Album]

2. Various Artists : "Love Rain" [Soundtrack]

3. Lee Jun Ki : "DEUCER" [EP]

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

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

6. NU'EST : "Face" [Single]

7. Boyfriend : "Boyfriend" [Single]

8. Peppertones : "Beginner's Luck" [4th Album]

9. Various Artists : "SungKyunKwan Scandal Soundtrack" [Special Edition]

10. Supernova : "Stupid Love" [Single]

Source: Gaon Chart
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[NEWS] Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo crank in with “Love 911”

Posted: 03 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Actor Go Soo and actress Han Hyo Joo have cranked in with the upcoming movie "Love 911".

"Love 911" is about two people who save other lives, recognizing each other's pain and healing each other.

Go Soo takes on the role of Kang Il, a fireman who has lost his wife and Han Hyo Joo takes on the role of Mi Soo, a doctor who has a wound in the heart that can never be erased.

The first episode was shot in a fire station where Kang Il mobilized to an accident with the sirens going off. Apparently, Ko Soo looked just like a fireman.

"Love 911" will be released in the later half of the year.

Source: hancinema

[PICTURE] Lee Yeon Hee & So Ji Sub attend 1st script reading for ‘Ghost’

Posted: 03 May 2012 06:17 AM PDT

New SBS drama revealed pictures from the script reading session.

In the picture, the cast of the drama are dressed casually and concentrating on their scripts.

Lee Yeon Hee, Song Ha Yoon and other actresses appeared with natural hairstyles and clothes but they shone even still. Kwak Byung Gyoo, Choi Daniel, G.O from MBLAQ and others did their best during practice and director Kim Hyung Sik was very satisfied.

So Ji Sub wore a matching pair of jeans and a jacket with a cap and sunglasses.

Meanwhile, 'Ghost' is a cyber investigation drama about the influence of SNS and the Internet. This drama is the teamwork of the crew from 'Sign' which aired in 2011.

To be broadcasted after 'The Rooftop Prince' in mid-May.

Source: hancinema

[PICTURE] Block B’s ‘Welcome to the Block Repackage’ official photos

Posted: 03 May 2012 06:04 AM PDT

After the short break following the conclusion of "Nanrina" promotions, hip hop group Block B finally made their comeback with a repackaged version of second album "Welcome to the Block".

On April 30th, Block B released their second album "Welcome to the Block Repackage" along with the full music video for new title track "Close My Eyes". In addition, the boys unveiled official photos for the album, featuring the members in a comic-style concept.

"Welcome to the Block Repackage" features new track "Close My Eyes" and the remix version of "Action." Other tracks from "Welcome to the Block" album including "LOL", "Synchronization 100%" and "Nanrina" were included as well.

[NEWS] EXO-K to model for ‘Ivy Club’ school uniforms

Posted: 03 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT

SM's rookie EXO-K has already been selected as advertisement models.

As SM's newly unveiled rookie group, EXO-K has most recently been chosen as the models of school uniforms for name brand Ivy Club.

EXO-K, who will begin to be active as Ivy Club's models, garnered attention starting from their debut preparation process with their extravagant performances, singing abilities, and charming looks and are already receiving various kinds of CF and broadcast love calls.

In particular, they received the acknowledgement of their potential as up-and-coming stars as they were selected as the models of Ivy Club, which stars such as Jo Sungmo, Kim Minhee, Jang Hyuk, Moon Geunyoung, Shinhwa, Lee Yeonhee, Min Hyorin, Super Junior, Kim Yuna, Wonder Girls, and Kim Soohyun have modeled for.

Ivy Club's marketing team chief expressed "Focusing on EXO-K's star quality, we already contracted them as advertisement models even before their debut. EXO-K, who have been receiving the love of teenage fans since before their debut, are talent-based idols who possess both skills and visuals," and "We anticipate the future movement of EXO-K, who are budding as rising stars, and predict a synergy effect between EXO-K and Ivy Club."

Source: Newsen & Osen
Translation: Arang

[NEWS] Kim Junsu to sing OST for ‘Rooftop Prince’

Posted: 03 May 2012 05:38 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu will be singing an OST in support of group member Micky Yoochun who is starring in TV series "Rooftop Prince".

SBS said, "The album of Kim Junsu which starts selling from May 15th will include OST for 'Rooftop Prince', this song will be made public through the drama before the album is launched. The song is composed by composer of 'Secret Garden' OST 'That Woman'."

Previously, Kim Junsu used to sang OST for drama "Scent of a Woman", and received a good response.

The song of "Hate Love" or "Dislike Love" (사랑이 싫다구요) sang by Kim Junsu for "Rooftop Prince" tells the inseparable love story of Park Ha and Lee Gak in the drama, and has received attention from many fans.

Source: Asian-drama

[NEWS] 2NE1 makes surprise visit on Se7en’s showcase

Posted: 03 May 2012 05:25 AM PDT

YG Family love! Girl group 2NE1 made a surprise visit in the showcase of their senior labelmate Se7en.

On May 3rd, singer Se7en tweeted, "During the middle of the showcase, 2NE1 made a surprise visit!! A real surprise!!! Such loyal girls~ Bom-yang, Dara-ppyong, CL-roo, and Mingkki, thank you so so so much!!! ^^", and uploaded the above photo.

Se7en previously appeared in 2NE1's Party in Tokyo. This time, the girls expressed their gratitude and love to Se7en and made a surprise visit during the singer's "Love Again" showcase in Tokyo.

Se7en released his 7th Japanese single "Love Again" on April 25. In promotions of his new album, Se7en is holding a series of showcases in different cities including Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka.

Credit: oh-dara
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[NEWS] Music Bank to hit Hong Kong

Posted: 03 May 2012 05:12 AM PDT

Music Bank, the multi K-pop artists concert from South Korea, will be in Hong Kong for the first time on 23 June 2012 for an exceptional show at AsiaWorld-Arena, following the phenomenal success encountered by K-pop artists such as Girls' Generation, Super Junior, CnBlue and 2PM in the Hong Kong market recently.

Music Bank is one of the most popular music programmes from Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) in Korea, which is broadcast live through KBS World Channel to 72 countries around the world. This weekly entertainment programme is an opportunity to see top level K-pop artists and is the debut vehicle for upcoming artists. It is the driving force behind the famous Hallyu Wave (or Korean wave) sweeping across and beyond Asian markets, and has a very steady fan base around the world as it remains one of the only shows that satisfies, every week, the fans' craving for K-Pop.

The Hong Kong show will have the privilege to welcome eight of the most famous Korean artist groups who will set the audience on fire with their powerful choreography and their romantic ballads. The confirmed Artist lineup is TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Beast, CnBlue, F(x), MBlaq, Infinite and IU. Often punctuated by surprises and unique performances, the Music Bank K-Pop Festival is an electrifying, enchanting and top quality show.

Back in July 2011, the first Music Bank World Tour took place in Tokyo Japan with a sold-out show at Tokyo Dome. In February 2012, the second show was hugely successful in Paris, France with dynamic performances from top level K-pop artists and an extravagant production. Music Bank in Hong Kong is the newest and the first stop in Asian market ever.

K-pop fans should not miss this one-night only show. Presented by Korean Broadcasting System and promoted in Hong Kong by Midas Promotions, Music Bank in Hong Kong 2012 will storm the stage of AsiaWorld-Arena on 23 June 2012. Tickets to the show are on sale through HK Ticketing and Tom Lee Music Stores from 8 May 2012.

Source: musicbankworld

[NEWS] TaeTiSeo dominates Billboard charts

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:59 AM PDT

After an overwhelming sweep on Korean music charts, Girls' Generation's sub unit TaeTiSeo's explosive popularity made its way to Billboard charts.

According to Billboard, TaeTiSeo's debut single "Twinkle" climbed atop of Billboard's World Album chart and ranked #2 on Heatseekers Album chart. The single has debuted at #21 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart as well.

More notably, TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" debuted at #126 on the Billboard Top 200, the highest rank by Korean artist and non-English track.

In K-Pop history, BoA previously ranked at #127 on the Billboard Top 200 while Big Bang's 'Alive' was at #150. Girls' Generation - TaeTiSeo has written another new record, ranking the highest among K-Pop artists.

Source: Billboard
Credit: fanwonder
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[NEWS] SM Entertainment artists for ‘1st Look’

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:46 AM PDT

SM Entertainment labelmates TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls Generation and f(x) got together for a special pictorial for lifestyle magazine '1st Look'.

In promotions for SM's upcoming documentary film 'I AM', 1st Look features Girls' Generation's Seohyun, TVXQ's Yunho, Super Junior's Leeteuk and f(x)'s Krystal. And along with each pictorial also features an in-depth interview with each members.

In the interview, Seohyun talked about her past and future, giving a glimpse into who she really is, being both Seohyun and Seo Joohyun. (full interview here)

TVXQ's Yunho reveals his goals, "I like resting, but I'm happier when I'm singing. Like my idol, Michael Jackson, I want to become a singer that is remembered forever."

Leeteuk expressed, "Behind the glitz and glam of the career of a celebrity lies a normal, Korean man, who is hungry for love and success."

Catch the full spread and interviews featuring the SM artists on the latest issue of 1st Look.

Source: Newsen

[NEWS] Gang Kiz reveals new photos + wants to surpass T-ara

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:33 AM PDT

New photos of Core Contents Media's upcoming girl group Gang Kiz have been unveiled!

On May 3rd, Gang Kiz revealed new images of the members on their European trip, as well as scenes from the group's music video filming. In addition, they expressed their future goals, and desires to beat their senior labelmate, T-ara.

Gang Kiz stated, "We want to our best and beat the popular girl group T-ara." CEO Kim Kwang Soo heighten up anticipation and added, "Gang Kiz' debut music, choreography and music video are all exceptional so please look forward for them."

Gang Kiz is comprised of actresses Hwang Jihyun, Choi Sooeun, Lee Haein, supermodels Kim Hyeji and Somin, Eunbyul and Esther. The group will make its debut this May.

(Note: "Gang Kiz" is written as "Gang Kids" in previous articles as the official spelling was not revealed)

Source: Newsen

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk treats ‘Love Rain’ staff with Caffe Bene coffee

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:20 AM PDT

Being the new model and spokesperson for Caffee Bene, Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk treated out 'Love Rain' staffs with coffee.

On a warm-weathered day on May 2, Jang Geun Suk was shooting his new KBS's Monday-Tuesday drama series 'Love Rain'. He tweeted," Please recommend a summer drink from Caffe Bene." Soon an official from a Caffe Bene staff gave him a recommendation.

The actor then tweeted, "Mind sending some drinks to the set for the staff members who are working in hot weather?" With Jang Geun Suk's request, Caffe Bene sent out 100 cups of coffee to the set.

Jang Geun Suk tweeted a proof shot of himself sipping a cup of coffee along with the message, "Tada! Caffe Bene showed their dignity!"

An official of Caffe Bene stated, "Though it happened all of a sudden, we hope it will a small gift for Jang Geun Suk and staff who are working hard through the heat."

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Kim Soo Hyun meets his ideal woman Kaya Scodelario

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:07 AM PDT

Actor Kim Soo Hyun finally got a chance to meet and work with his ideal girl, Kaya Scodelario!

Kim Soo Hyun and British actress-model Kaya Scodelario were chosen to model as a couple for Korean jewelry brand J.ESTINA. The first official photo of their photo shoot was released on May 2, and it shows Kaya Scodelario with her hand draped over Kim Soo Hyun's chest.

Although standing next to his ideal woman, Kim Soo Hyun seems at ease, wearing a big smile for the classy pictorial.

On the same day, Kaya Scodelario also tweeted a picture taken during the pictorial, with a smiling emoticon.

[VIDEO] A Pink unveiled first comeback teaser!

Posted: 03 May 2012 04:00 AM PDT

Female group A Pink unveiled their first ever comeback teaser.

Their new album is expected to be released on 9th May,do you anticipate their comeback?