Thursday, May 17, 2012

"[NEWS] Kim Junsu, “First Solo Activity In 8 Years…Working Alone Is An Overwhelming Feeling”!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Kim Junsu, “First Solo Activity In 8 Years…Working Alone Is An Overwhelming Feeling”!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Kim Junsu, “First Solo Activity In 8 Years…Working Alone Is An Overwhelming Feeling”!

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:58 AM PDT

JYJ member Kim Junsu expressed his thoughts about releasing his first solo album.

On 11.40am of 16 May, Kim Junsu held his first solo album "Xia Tarantallegra" release press conference at the Seoul Lotte Hotel, and introduced his new album.

Kim Junsu said, "It's been 8 years since since my debut, and I released my first solo album, Although I do feel a burden because I had to complete the entire album myself, but this also meant that I could do and sing the genre of music that I enjoy."

He also smiled and said, "Although I'm very anxious, but I'm also looking forward to it. Recently, every day has been emotional for me."

Kim Junsu released his first solo album on 15 May, and has kicked off his activities. Among the JYJ members, he is the first one to come up with his own solo official album.

Since he made his debut in 2004, he is releasing a solo album under his own name for the first time, and even worked on the production as well as recording and song writing, showing off his talents. (This album) consists of different genres of music such as dance, pop, ballads and R&B, and he also worked with JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Dynamic Duo's Gaeko, rapper Bizzy and others.

Kim Junsu will also be holding his concerts on 19-20 May at Seoul's Jamshil Stadium, and after his local concerts, will be going on an Asia tour in Thailand, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia, Shanghai etc till July.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Star News via Nate]
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[INFO] BIG BANG's "Alive Monster Edition" Info!

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:44 AM PDT

Release: June 20, 2012

3 Types:
Type 1: CD + DVD + SHIRT (¥6,980)
Type 2: CD + DVD (¥3,780)
Tyep 3: CD only (¥2,940)

CD Track List:
01. Still Alive (★)
02. MONSTER (★)
04. BLUE
09. EGO
11. Bingle Bingle (★)
12. HaruHaru -Japanese Version-

DVD Track List:
・"MONSTER -Ver. 0-" Music Video
・"FANTASTIC BABY -Ver. Final-" Music Video
・"BLUE (KR Ver.)" Music Video
・"BAD BOY (KR Ver.)" Music Video
・"FANTASTIC BABY (KR Ver.)" Music Video


[PICTURES] SHINee – Sherlock Jap. Album Photobook!

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Some fans are kind enough to share the pictures from the photobook of SHINee's Japanese version of Sherlock.

Check out the pictures below.

scan by: lockxi

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation – TTS Appears on ‘Hello’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:11 AM PDT

On May 14th, Girls' Generation members Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun appeared on KBS 2TV's "Hello", in which the three showed off their variety skills, revealing a couple of unknown tidbits about each other in the process.
In the episode, Taeyeon's interest in basic comedy was brought to light when she burst into laughter at MC Shin Dongyup's comment, "I didn't fart", when he introduced the story of Ga Jungdae, a man who is accused of "things" because he can't smell.
Ga Jundgae, who says he "has trouble living an ordinary life" because he cannot smell the foulest of things, mentioned that he doesn't shower because he can't smell himself, but "other people feel uncomfortable" because of his smell. This prompted comments from the MCs about farts throughout the program and brought attention to Taeyeon, who laughed every time the word was mentioned. Tiffany showed Taeyeon's love for basic comedy by saying, "If you talk about farts, Taeyeon will continue to laugh. She likes dirty topics in particular." Taeyeon herself added, while laughing, "Out of fart stories, poop farts are the funniest," causing the entire studio to erupt with laughter.
Continuing with the foul-smelling theme, some of the world's foulest-smelling food was prepared, causing pandemonium in the studio. Foods such as fermented tofu from China, and surströmming, a type of soured herring from Sweden, were tasted by the MCs, stunning them, but the smell proved too much for Tiffany. She stated, "I'm sensitive when it comes to smells, so I would like to ask for deodorizer," before leaving the set with a scrunched up face to the top of the slide, saying that she couldn't take the smell anymore. Ga Jungdae, however, when tasting the food, simply said it was salty, completely unbothered by the smell.
After trying some of the smelly food, Lee Youngja introduced a story titled "Girlfriend Who Gained 30kg From Eating Bread", which led to questions on the highly-talked about "Girls' Generation Diet Menu". After Lee Youngja shook her head, stating that she "just can't understand that", Tiffany replied that the girls themselves were just as surprised. The menu, which listed eight cherry tomatoes and six strawberries, was completely dismissed by Tiffany, who said that Girls' Generation "can't promote if [we] eat like that." When asked about their favourite foods, Taeyeon replied that Tiffany is "crazy for unagi", a freshwater eel, causing Tiffany to laugh shyly.

Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: bethlyhem.@soshified, bhost909@soshified, MoonSoshi9@soshified

[VIDEO] JJ Project released Bounce teaser!

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT

JYP's new stars JJ Project released the teaser of Bounce,check out the video below!

[NEWS] Why were the Shinhwa members so mad at Shin Hyesung?

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:45 AM PDT

On the upcoming episode of Shinhwa Broadcast, "Remake Channel – Family Game Centre Pt 2″, Shin Hyesung lost his fellow members' trust in him when he failed to correctly answer an easy question.

In the classic 'Between Rooms' game segment from Family Game Centre, the members each stood in a room and had to use physical actions to act out given proverbs. Shin Hyesung, who was standing in the last room, subsequently gave a wrong answer to an easy question.

Shin Hyesung received icy cold stares from the other members before being driven to the first room where he had to act out the given proverb, but his poor explanation invoked a group protest from the members.

When Shin Hyesung sheepishly asked the members, "Which room should I go to?", he was embarrassed when Eric replied, "The waiting room."

Shinhwa maknae Andy and female guest Kim Na Young also demonstrated their outstanding skills in the 'Between Rooms' segment. This episode will be telecast on 19 May, at 10.55pm KST on jTBC.

Credits: Osen + Absolut Shinhwa

[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun chosen as most heart-tempting actor

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT

JYJ's Park Yoochun was named as the top hero in drama series that is most heart-throbbing this spring.

Park Yoochun ranked at first position in a recently concluded questionnaire survey by Lamar Clinic on "The leading actor in drama series that is most heart tempting."

From May 1st, 2012 to May 15th, 2012, Lamar Clinic conducted the survey among 672 female customers, and was releasing the result of the survey. Park Yoochun who is playing the role of Crown Prince Lee Gak in SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" won the highest percentage of 34% (228 votes).

Following closely behind Park Yoochun is Lee Seung Gi who is starring in MBC drama "The King 2 Hearts", ranking at second place with 32% (215 persons) of votes.

Lee Je Hoon who is playing the roles of young Seung Min and Jung Jae Hyuk in movie "Architecture 101″ and SBS drama "Fashion King" respectively to attack big and small screens simultaneously, ranked at third position with 23% (155 votes) of support.

And Jang Geun Suk who plays dual-role of Seo In Ha in 70s and Seo Joon in 2012 in KBS drama "Love Rain" ranked at forth place with 8% (50 votes) of support.

People who participated in the survey said, "Every time seeing the love behavior of Lee Gak to Park Ha, the heart will flutter," "Every time watching 'Rooftop Prince', always wanted to be Park Ha," revealing the love for Park Yoochun.

Source: Nate via Dramahaven

[NEWS] Gaon Chart rankings for May 6-12

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:15 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 29 - May 5, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Baek Ji Young feat. Leessang's Gary : "Voice"

2. IU : "Peach"

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

4. IU : "Every End Of The Day"

5. Ulala Session : "Beautiful Night"

6. SISTAR : "Alone"

7. Park Jin Young : "You're The One"

8. December : "She's Gone"

9. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

10. Mighty Mouth Feat. Soya : "Bad Boy"


Weekly Album Chart

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

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

3. Shinhwa : "The Return" [10th Album]

4. B.A.P : "Power" [2nd Single]

5. Teen Top : "It's" [EP]

6. Markers : "Markers Live Worship 2012 - Our Saviour Jesus Christ" [Special Album]

7. Lim Hyung Jun : "Oriental Love" [Special Album]

8. SHINee : "Sherlock" [4th Mini Album]

9. Lim Hyung Jun : "Oriental Love - Asian Hits Collection" [Special Album]

10. Yangpa : "Together" [EP]

[NEWS] T-ara’s Hyomin becomes stylist for Gang Kiz debut stage

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Rookie girl group Gangkiz will be styled by T-ara's Hyomin for their debut stages.

Before their debut, Gangkiz was helped by Hyomin for their music video. Hyomin will also help as their stylist director for their first broadcast by coming up with the concept and buying the clothing for the members, which she hopes will be eye-catching.

Hyomin became a stylist for Gangkiz's "HONEY HONEY" which is a dance style song, so she needed to find clothes to fit that concept. She looked for the past two days around Seoul to find the perfect stage outfits.

Hyomin is known for her airport fashion and being a fashion icon among idols, and her fashion choices often become popular online.

Hyomin said, "Starting with May 18th's 'Music Bank' and then 'Music Core' and 'Inkigayo', please expect a lot from Gangkiz's 'HONEY HONEY'. Please pay lots of attention, since I'm participating as their fashion stylist."

Gangkiz's mini-album was released yesterday, and their drama music video was released the day before. Both have been receiving hot reactions.

Source: Nate
Translated by: Natyhaniel @ Diadem

[NEWS] CNBLUE’s Yonghwa chosen as top idol who would succeed as solo

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:47 AM PDT

CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa's excellent talents have been recognized yet again.

On the May 16th episode of SBS E! entertainment program 'K-Star News', CNBLUE member Jung Yong Hwa was selected as the top 'Idol Who Would Succeed as Solo'. Yonghwa was recognized with his excellence in singing, composing and producing.

In addition to his musical talents, Jung Yonghwa's talents and potential as an actor have also been proven through the dramas 'You're Beautiful' and 'Heartstrings'.

'K-Star News' commented, "Jung Yonghwa's greatest asset is his musical talents. His jewel-like visual and charismatic leadership make him an easy pick for the number one spot."

Source: Naver

[NEWS] B.A.P’s Zelo wants to stop growing?

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:34 AM PDT

B.A.P's Zelo is getting a lot of attention after making some remarks during a Japanese interview.

On May 16, Zelo was giving an interview to one of Japan's biggest newspapers. When he was asked about his personal wish, he said, "I want to stop growing."

According to his official profile, 15-year-old Zelo was 182 cm (5'11.7") tall. However, he's been growing even more since his debut and is now 183cm (6 feet) tall.

Zelo shared, "Doctors have told me that my growth plates are still open. Honestly, I'm actually a little excited as I think I can be able to express more with a taller height."

[PICTURE] SNSD's Taeyeon with a pair of adorable selcas!

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

SNSD's main vocal Taeyeon unveiled a new pair of selcas!

She is seen carving an angelic smile in the photos above,showing her innocent charm and cute expression.

SNSD's subunit TaeTiSeo won their first place on M! Countdown earlier today with Twinkle.

Do you like Taeyeon's new photos?

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong’s concert DVD tops Oricon Chart

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong's concert DVD has come out on top on Japan's Oricon DVD charts.

According to Oricon website on May 17th, Kim Hyun Joong's DVD "First Impact", which features his live concert in Yokohama this February, debuted at #1 on Oricon's DVD Daily Chart as it was release on May 16th.

"First Impact" contains 3 CDs. The first CD contains the special behind the scenes footage of Kim Hyun Joong's 8-city Japanese tour. The second contains the premium live 2012 concert held at Yokohama Arena in February this year. While the last one is a special bonus for his fans, featuring his rehearsals, backstage and interviews.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyung Joong just finished visiting Singapore and Hong Kong for his fan meeting tour in Asia that kicked off on May 4th.

[NEWS] Big Bang adds Singapore and Thailand to ‘Alive Tour 2012’

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:08 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.

For the past few days, Big Bang has been hyping fans by announcing the confirmed list of countries on their official Facebook page. In addition to the initial list which confirmed tour stops in the Philippines and Malaysia, as well as in Indonesia and Taiwan, Big Bang's 'Alive Tour 2012' is set to visit Thailand and Singapore as well.

Meanwhile, Big Bang will continue their tour through Japan from May 17th to June 24th.

[NEWS] Wet Yoo In Na adds luster and sexiness to beauty

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:55 AM PDT

tvN Wednesday and Thursday drama "Queen In-Hyun's Man" employed 4-ton waterwheel and water gun to create rain water to film Yoo In Na flaunting her shining beauty when drenched in orange dress and hair down, becoming a topic.

In episode 9 of "Queen In-Hyun's Man" broadcast on May 16th, 2012, in order to see Kim Bung Do (Ji Hyun Woo) who has forgotten about her, Yoo In Na is drenched by the sudden rainfall, and shows Choi Hee Jin's pitiful look when hiding in a public telephone booth to get out of the rain.

The scene was shot using 4-ton street sprinkler, and was completely for as long as 4 hours. As the result, the whole body of Yoo In Na was drenched for 4 hours, but she didn't grin or show any sign of frustration. Instead, she put up a pleasant bright smile and thorough hard work, earning admiration. The beautiful goddess look, and simple, elegant and sexy appearance attracted attention.

The producer, Kim Yong Gyu said, "In episode 9, the even more affection of Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na for the sad and touching love will make viewers glued to the screen. Especially the acting of Yoo In Na as the spoiled and cute Choi Hee Jin has raised the expectation on the emotional scenes."

Source: Chosun via Dramahaven

[PICTURE] Lee Min Jung transforms into a lovely teacher

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:42 AM PDT

Actress Lee Min Jung transformed into a teacher.

According to Bon Factory on May 17th, Lee Min Jung stars in the KBS 2TV drama "Big" as a high school teacher named Gil Da-ran.

During the recording, the actress was seen dressed up like a teacher in a high school in Seoul. She had a good time with the students like a real teacher, taking pictures, chatting and enjoying the company.

In the picture, Lee Min Jung showed off very young looking looks despite the fact that she was with student acts.

Meanwhile, "Big" is about the romance between a perfect man and a shy girl teacher. It is written by the Hong Sisters.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] KBS drama ‘Equator Man’ remains at top in viewership ratings

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:29 AM PDT

'Equator Man' has come out on top once again.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the seventeenth episode of the KBS 2TV drama 'Equator Man' rated 15.1%. This is 0.9% higher than the previous episode.

SBS 'The Rooftop Prince' and MBC 'The King 2 Hearts' rated 11.8% and 10.2% respectively.

The end is coming for the three dramas from three separate broadcasting companies, with all the dramas having taken the throne at least once. Will 'The Equator Man' remain the lead until the end?

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Jang Yoon Jung’s music video banned on terrestrial networks

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:16 AM PDT

Trot singer Jang Yoon Jung's music video to her hit-song "Call the Soul" has been banned on three terrestrial networks - MBC, SBS and KBS - as it was deemed unfit for viewing by those under 15 years of age.

The networks stated that the video contained violence as well as illogical, supernatural themes deemed "contrary to science."

The music clip focuses on a tragic death of a beloved, prompting her bereaved lover to recruit the help of a female shaman to perform an exorcism in a bid to bring back his girlfriend's soul.

What made the clip more controversial was the fact that a famed exorcist did take part in the video, and an actual exorcism ritual was really filmed.

Meanwhile Jang's agency is defending the singer's decision, saying, "The song contains elements of traditional folklore and to keep it real, we decided to film a real exorcism," said a representative from Jang's agency.

The agency added that it will re-edit the video and appeal for a second case so that the video may be shown on TV.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Kim Yuna celebrates Teacher’s Day with schoolgirls

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:03 AM PDT

Temporary educator and Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yuna received carnations, traditionally a mark of respect, on Tuesday as Korea celebrated Teacher's Day.

Kim Yuna began her four-week teaching assignment at Jinseon Girls' High School in Gangnam, Seoul, on May 8 as one of the requirements of her degree in physical education at Korea University.

Kim Yuna, who is now in her fourth and final year at the university, uploaded a number of pictures on her website showing off her new above-the-shoulder haircut as she celebrated Teacher's Day with her students and mentor teacher.

Source: ChosunIlbo

[PICTURE] TaeTiSeo poses with M! Countdown trophy!

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

M! Countdown unveiled a new group photo of TaeTiSeo taken at the backstage of the show.

The girls are seen posing with their first place trophy that they received last week,another good news for Sone is,the girls won 1st place again on the show today.

Congratulations to TTS!

[News] SM Entertainment’s Joint Venture Restaurant to Expand in Japan

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:53 AM PDT

SM Entertainment's joint venture SM-Kraze, Inc. is set to expand overseas. According to reports in local news agencies, SM-Kraze intends to start operating a hamburger shop in Japan in September 2012.

Media speculate on the possible serving of "Girls' Generation Burger," "Super Junior Burger" and "SHINee Burger." However, reports also say the burger patties will be developed especially for Japan, to appeal to the particular taste of its diners.

The first shop in Japan will be directly operated by the parent company and expansion plans look towards a second restaurant opening under a master franchise. The first store in Japan is said to be located in Omotesando.

Before this development, SM Entertainment has entered into a joint venture with Seoul-based Kraze Burger to establish SM-Kraze, Inc. As earlier reported, the venture's first offering is a concept pub in Seoul's Cheongdamdong District, with Michelin three-star chef Darren Bonhayi directly involved in developing the menu. The store is set to open within the first half of 2012.

SM-Kraze also introduces Chic Me, a British-pub style specialty chicken place in Cheongdam-dong.

Credit: soompi

[News] Shinee “Noble yet not exorbitant”, To do charity with fans in Taiwan

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:52 AM PDT

Chinese "Yule" (entertainment) news : Korean Shining Group SHINee will be visiting Taiwan to meet up with their fans and to attend "2012 Etude House Pink Play Party" on 16 June. There are other Korean celebrities that will be organising fan-meetings in Taiwan, but with astonishing admission ticket prices. (On the contrary), SHINee's fan-meeting this time round will be a very amicable one (S/N : Friendly/ To get close with fans/ No sense of hierachy or arrogance). To do charitable work and organise a party with fans.

SHINee's leader Onew expressed "Taiwan is an important part of our beautiful memories! We miss our Taiwan fans extremely a lot, even though our schedules are fully packed currently but we are still highly anticipating to come to Taiwan to meet our fans! SHINee members will also be playing a part to design/construct games for Etude House's Pink play Party. In addition, there will be interesting performances for the fans on that day."

There are other Korean celebrities that will be organising fanmeet in Taiwan, but with astonishing admission ticket prices. (On the contrary), SHINee's fan-meeting this time round will be a very amicable one (S/N : Friendly/ No sense of hierachy and arrogance).The management hope that through this heart-warming arrangement/meeting, Taiwan fans are able to wholly experience SHINee's "Noble yet not exorbitant" (character) , "deeply-rooted" healthy image as well as loving, caring charitable image - to have a close, friendly meeting with teh fans.

As Etude House's endorser for the 2nd year, Onew expressed "(I/We) feel that it is a happy experience! Furthermore, we are able to collaborate with another endorser, 2NE1's Dara to recommend good products. (We) feel really honoured to be able to film a CF based on a series of Olympic sports! We cannot wait to share this content/information wth our Taiwan fans!"

Source : 中国娱乐网 // Translation : soundtracklove @ soompi

S/N : Based on the article shared by Vanypinkk on the previous page Part of the money from the sales will be donated to Red Cross Society, as funding for nutrition meals for weak children.

[NEWS] 2PM to perform at 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:50 AM PDT

2PM has been busy over in Japan with their fourth Japanese single "Beautiful" set to be released on June 6th. "Beautiful" has already been picked up by a company to be used in a Japanese commercial, receiving positive responses. The single album will also include a song written by 2PM member Junho, titled "Kimi Ga Areba".

In addition to this, the group will be simultaneously releasing a DVD containing clips from their first arena tour that drew in 100,000 fans.

As if this wasn't enough of the guys in Japan, the group will be attending the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Japan on June 23rd, taking place at the Makuhari Messe. They're up for the Best Group Video award for "I'm Your Man", and will also be giving a live performance.

Source: KBS World

[PICTURE] KARA’s Jiyoung shares makeup free selca

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:36 AM PDT

KARA's Kang Jiyoung recently shared a lovely goodnight selca before going to bed.

On May 15, Jiyoung uploaded the above photo and wrote, "See you guys tomorrow at Yoyogi." In the photo, Jiyoung is lying down in her bed with a make-up free face. Her big round eyes and well-defined features have captivated the fans.

Netizens commented, "Jiyoung looks pretty even with no make-up", "Her eyes are really big", "Jiyoung is so cute" and more.

[PICTURE] CNBLUE’s Minhyuk becomes a bad boy for ‘Elle Girl’

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:23 AM PDT

CNBLUE's Minhyuk transformed into a bad boy for the latest pictorial for 'Elle Girl'

In the pictorial for the June issue of the magazine, Minhyuk ditched the sweet boy charms and transformed into a rebellious man. He showed off his magnetic gaze with the concept of a 'Bad Boy'.

Acting in the role of playboy Cha Se Kwang in KBS2's "Unexpected You", Minhyuk shared, "More than anything, I want to fall deep into the character and show various images." As being CNBLUE's drummer, he said, "My ultimate goal is to continue doing music with the members."

Source: Naver