Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"[NEWS] Park Yoochun Idol Teacher for Music & English Double Winner!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Park Yoochun Idol Teacher for Music & English Double Winner!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] Park Yoochun Idol Teacher for Music & English Double Winner!

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:56 AM PDT

The cable channel MBC Every1 variety show "Weekly Idol Chart – Idol Self Ranking Chart" program airing on May 16th, 2012 reveals the ranking for "BEST idol teacher for each subject that idols would like to learn."
The name of Park Yoochun who demonstrated the image of teach through a drink CF is listed in the two fields of music and English out of 10 subjects, and as such become a double winner. The idols who chose Park Yoochun of course included a lot of members of female groups. Especially Girl's Day member So Jin said, "If Park Yoochun is teacher, will want to have conversation with him everyday, there should be a lot of improvement in speaking ability."

SHINee member Minho is selected as physical education teacher, Girls' Generation member Seohyun who has an upright girl image is selected as moral teacher, while A Pink member Son Naeun is selected as arts teacher.
Netizens who heard the news commented, "If Park Yoochun is teacher I also want to learn," "If learn English from Park Yoochun, the strength will naturally make ​​rapid progress," "Teacher Park I want you" and so on.

Spurce: TVReport + Drama Haven

[INFO] BTOB to serve coffee to fans at Cube Cafe!

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:42 AM PDT



BTOB Coffee 7th Street
Male group BTOB will be serving coffee to fans at Cube Cafe tomorrow (May 17th). This will be a one day event. So Melodies (BTOB fans) you need to drop by and the boys will serve you.

source:  @b2stmaomao

[VIDEO] Boyfriend at Dearberry Photo Shoot!

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:32 AM PDT


Idol group Boyfriend is the new endorser of Dearberry. Pictures of the members for Dearberry have been revealed and this time, it is the video during the photo shoot of Boyfriend for cosmetic brand Dearberry.

Watch the video below as the boys show their charms during the photo shoot.




Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] IU's international fans donate rice to the needy as IU's birthday gift!

Posted: 16 May 2012 08:11 AM PDT



Singer IU's international fans sent her a rice wreath to celebrate her birthday on May 16th.

On this day, the rice wreaths which were delivered to LOEN's office lobby in the morning consisted of a 516kg rice wreath with the message "Happy 20th birthday, IU, WeHeartIU International Forum" as well as a 200kg rice wreath with the message "Happy birthday, cool celebrity (??) IU, LNS & IU studio", making up a total of 716kg of rice. 

The 716kg of Dreame rice wreaths will be donated under IU's name to help the poorly-fed children or other needy as specified by IU. 716kg of Dreame rice will be enough to provide 6000 poorly-fed children with a meal. LOEN agency said that they would be displaying the rice wreaths at their lobby until the 20th.

Meanwhile, IU will be holding her nationwide concert tour 'Real Fantasy' in June and the title song "Every End of the Day" from her new single album, "Spring of a Twenty Year Old" took 1st place on online music charts. IU also held a me2day mobile chatting event on the 14th to communicate with her fans in line with the release of her new single album.


Translation: squishyblob @ weheartiu
Source: TV report via Nate 

[NEWS] C-Real’s “Sorry But I” performs well on music charts

Posted: 16 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT


Rookie girl group C-Real is currently attracting attention with their first ever ballad single "Sorry But I".

On May 16th, C-Real dropped their digital single "Sorry But I". Since its release, the song has been performing well in various real-time music charts. "Sorry But I" climbed high in the upper ranks of the charts, and it finally ranked 8th on MelOn earlier today.

C-Real attracted attention as they entered the top 10 with the songs of IU, Baek Ji Young, TaeTiSeo, SISTAR, Ulala Session, Park Jin YOung and Busker Busker.

"Sorry But I" features a serious transformation of C-Real following their bouncy and fresh image during their "No No No No No" and "Joma Joma" promotions. The new title track is a collaboration between Seo Jung Jin and Kim Se Jin, who also wrote such hits as Suh Young Eun and Jung Yeop's "These Stupid Words" and Wheesung's A"fter a Year."



Source: Star News

[PICTURE] Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na drink up with fans

Posted: 16 May 2012 07:15 AM PDT


Actresses Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na get their drinks up to promote their latest film, "Korea"!

On May 15th, the two actresses served as waitresses to treat lucky fans to a night of feasting at a pub in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul to celebrate the success of their latest film, exceeding one million views in just 10 days since its release.

It has been reported that the proceeds from the night's sale of food and beverages will benefit charities that help marginalized youth and defectors from North Korea.


[NEWS] Kwon Sang Woo is leaving on a jet plane with Jackie Chan

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:56 AM PDT


Actor Kwon Sang Woo is preparing to be at the center of attention when he attends the Cannes Film Festival today to promote his upcoming film "Chinese Zodiac."

According to Bel Actors Entertainment yesterday, Kwon will meet up with Jackie Chan - the director and star of the film - tomorrow in Beijing and travel to France on his private jet.

Chan's aircraft has garnered much attention from curious fans and the public.

Previously, Chinese media revealed shots taken of the plane's interior, which depicted a modest and no-frills design and layout.

After the news broke that Kwon will be traveling to Cannes with Chan, many netizens expressed their envy, with some even commenting that Chan was a "loyal friend."

The international film festival runs from today until May 27 and invited attendees get to preview new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Jang Woo Hyuk to hold fan meeting in Taiwan after 15 years

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:43 AM PDT


Singer Jang Woo Hyuk will be heading to Taiwan again in 15 years for his long-awaited fan meeting later this month.

According to his agency WH Entertainment on May 16th, "Jang Woo Hyuk plans to meet fans in Taiwan for the first time since 15 years ago. He will also be starting his global auditions."

Jang Woo Hyuk will be performing for his fans in his fan meeting which will be held on May 20th at the ATT center in Taiwan at 2PM local time. This is the second time after he visited the country as a member of his former group H.O.T 15 years ago.


Source: Naver

[VIDEO] A Pink reveals making-of video for “Hush”

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT


Girl group A Pink, who standed out among rookies with their retro-aegyo image, recently made their comeback with first official album, "UNE ANNEE" along with their new catchy title track "Hush".

Following the release of the group's dance tutorial and practice video for "Hush", A Pink has just unveiled the making-of film of the title song's music video. Released via A Cube official Youtube channel, the video features behind-the-scene footage from the set and short interviews.

[NEWS] As One’s Crystal to marry former manager

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:15 AM PDT


Crystal Chae from girl group duo As One is set to walk down the aisle in September with her former manager and lover of ten years.

Chae will wed an entertainment agency worker who is two years her senior at a ceremony on Sept. 16 at the COEX Exhibition Hall in Samsung-dong in south east Seoul.

The groom-to-be told Star News on the morning of May 15 that he was stoked and that he loved her more than anything. "Really, she's an angel. There's no-one like her," said Jo Min-chul.

He also divulged information on how he proposed - a recent affair that involved a play in Daehangno, central Seoul. "I made our love story into a play and showed it to her. She had no idea and was touched by it," said Jo.

The two met some ten years ago when Jo managed Chae. Back then, she was still a newcomer onto the K-pop scene after making her debut in 1999.

Since then, they've been an item but at a professional level, they are no longer together as Jo belongs to a different agency while Chae takes part in various TV and radio programs as a singer and host.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] Official poster for ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’ unveiled

Posted: 16 May 2012 06:02 AM PDT


In addition to the official trailer released earlier, MBC has released the official poster for its upcoming drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin."

The poster features the five main characters including Lee Bum Soo, Song Seung Hun, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Park Min Young and Lee So Yeon.

"Time Slip Dr. Jin" is a fantasy medical drama that is based on a Japanese manga of Murakami Motoka about a best Korean doctor who struggles after time-travelling to the Joseon era in 1860's. The first episode is schedule to air through MBC on May 26th.

[NEWS] Mystery woman in JYJ Junsu’s ‘Tarantallegra’ MV revealed

Posted: 16 May 2012 05:49 AM PDT


On May 14th, JYJ's Junsu released the full music video for his title track "Tarantallegra". The MV is drawing explosive response with its sensational melody, powerful sound, and eye-catching performances.

The mysterious woman who appeared in the music video has been attracting attention as well. The lovely woman that was rumored to be a C-Jes trainee was revealed to be Kim Junsu himself.

On May 15th, Junsu uploaded a proof shot on his Twitter with the captions, "Thank you, everyone. Always." In the photo, Junsu transformed into a lovely lady, fressed in a black outfit and having wavy hair.

Netizens commented, "Wow! I really thought it was a girl", "Seriously… so so pretty", "The shape of the lips and the side profile is completely Junsu" and more.

[NEWS] IU to release 2nd Japanese single “You and I”

Posted: 16 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT


Korea's "little sister", IU, has already begun her foray into the international music scene with the release of her first Japanese single "Good Day" in March. To further expand her career status, IU is planning to release her next Japanese single "You and I".

According EMI Music Japan, IU will release her second Japanese single "You and I" on July 18th. The single will be available in three different editions; regular CD-only version, Limited Edition Type A and Limited Edition Type B.

Limited Edition Type A will include extra DVD which contains footage from "IU Friendship Showcase ~ Spring 2012 ~" held from April to May 2012 across Japan. Limited Edition Type B will have a DVD containing "You and I" music video and behind the scenes, while the CD version will only contain "You and I" track and instrumental.


Credit: WeHeartIU

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho voted as favorite blind date partner

Posted: 16 May 2012 05:23 AM PDT


Actor Lee Min Ho has been selected as #1 celebrity that women would most like to go on a blind date with.

A social dating service, D-Tae.com, recently asked their female members "Which star would you like to go on a blind date with in May?" Lee Min Ho seized the #1 spot with his trademark 'General Shoulder' as being one of the main reasons why women were so attracted to him.

Lee Min Ho made his acting debut on the EBS drama 'Secret Correction' and is best known for his role of the character Goo Jun Pyo on KBS 2TV's 'Boys Over Flowers'. His last big hit 'City Hunter' has helped him become a huge Hallyu star and his popularity has seen explosive growth in the past few years.

For his next project, Lee Min Ho will be working with Kim Hee Sun in the SBS 'Faith' which will air its first episode on August 13.

Source: Newsen

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun sends text to her teacher on Teacher’s Day

Posted: 16 May 2012 05:10 AM PDT


Girls' Generation member Seohyun, who is known for her well-behaved manners, sent a heart-warming text message to her former teacher on Korea's Teacher's Appreciation Day.

On May 16th, an online community posted a screen capture titled "Seohyun sends a Kakao message to her past teacher on Teacher's Day" and has been receiving attention.

The screen capture showed a Kakao message Seohyun had sent to her high school teacher. The message reads, "Teacher. I really miss you. I am so sorry that I wasn't able to go see you on 'Teacher's Day.' I am always thankful. After my album activities are over, I will try to go see you. I <3 you~".

The high school teacher replied with, "I am enjoying your song. I am always watching you with pride."

Source: Naver

[NEWS] IU’s international fans donate rice as birthday gift

Posted: 16 May 2012 04:57 AM PDT


Singer IU's international fans sent her a rice wreath to celebrate her birthday on May 16th.

On this day, the rice wreaths which were delivered to LOEN's office lobby in the morning consisted of a 516kg rice wreath with the message "Happy 20th birthday, IU, WeHeartIU International Forum" as well as a 200kg rice wreath with the message "Happy birthday, cool celebrity (??) IU, LNS & IU studio", making up a total of 716kg of rice.

The 716kg of Dreame rice wreaths will be donated under IU's name to help the poorly-fed children or other needy as specified by IU. 716kg of Dreame rice will be enough to provide 6000 poorly-fed children with a meal. LOEN agency said that they would be displaying the rice wreaths at their lobby until the 20th.

Meanwhile, IU will be holding her nationwide concert tour 'Real Fantasy' in June and the title song "Every End of the Day" from her new single album, "Spring of a Twenty Year Old" took 1st place on online music charts. IU also held a me2day mobile chatting event on the 14th to communicate with her fans in line with the release of her new single album.


Source: TV report via Nate
Translation: squishyblob @ weheartiu

[NEWS] 2PM’s Taecyeon rushed to the hospital due to fractured arm

Posted: 16 May 2012 04:44 AM PDT


2PM member Taecyeon has sustained fracture on his left arm in Japan and was sent to the hospital immediately upon his arrival in Korea.

According to JYP Entertainment, Taecyeon was rushed to the hospital last night to receive more in-depth treatment. He fractured his left humerus (upper part of an arm) during an arm wrestling with his fellow 2PM members.

The agency hasn't received any results yet. Taecyeon's future activities will be determined after receiving final results and diagnosis from his doctors.

[NEWS] Big Bang adds Indonesia and Taiwan to ‘Alive Tour 2012’

Posted: 16 May 2012 04:31 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.

In addition to the initial list revealed yesterday which confirmed tour stops in the Philippines and Malaysia, Big Bang has just updated the list with new tour locations. According to Big Bang's official Facebook, 'Alive Tour 2012' will make its visit on Indonesia and Taiwan.

For more details, check out this page.

[VIDEO] 2NE1 releases “Make Thumb Noise” making film

Posted: 16 May 2012 04:18 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".

In addition to the first teaser released earlier this month, 2NE1 and Intel have just unveiled the making film video for "Make Thumb Noise". The video features the process of the project, showing 2NE1 members working and having some fun in the recording studio.

[NEWS] CNBLUE appears in Thai textbook

Posted: 16 May 2012 04:05 AM PDT


Idol band CNBLUE is currently gaining attention as the band made a surprise appearance in a textbook in Thailand.

A photo of CNBLUE in Thai textbooks caught the attention of netizens and spread through online communities. The photo, which features CNBLUE members posing with their respective instruments, is a captured page from a Thai 12th grade music textbook.

Below the photo is a caption that reads, "CNBLUE is a very popular band in South Korea. The band creates very emotional and exciting songs for its audience."

Netizens who saw the photo commented, "It looks like CNBLUE is really popular in Thailand", "I'm so proud of CNBLUE for appearing in a text book!" "CNBLUE fighting" and more.

Source: Naver

[NEWS] miss A’s Fei becomes new endorser for cosmetics brand ‘CathyCat’

Posted: 16 May 2012 03:51 AM PDT


Fei of girl group miss A became the new face for LG Household and Care's cosmetics line 'CathyCat'.

The miss A member, who is known for her feminine image and refined sexiness, has recently been selected as the new model for the brand. Fei is following in the footsteps of groupmate Suzy, who has also been actively modeling for the cosmetics brand TN.

On May 16th, JYP Entertainment stated, "Through CathyCat's advertisements, Fei will reveal more of her various charms which we've never seen in her on stage. Please show her love and support."


Source: Naver

[NEWS] IU is the new face of Nongshim’s ‘Black Shin Cup Ramen’

Posted: 16 May 2012 03:38 AM PDT


After receiving much love as Slurp Noodles endorser, singer IU has been chosen to advertise another Nongshim's noodles, this time for 'Black Shin Cup Ramen'.

A Nongshim representative stated "IU's outgoing and down-to-earth personality has been appealing to not just teenagers but uncle fans as well. As she is also the Yeosu Expo spokesperson, we hope that she'll be able to advertise the new 'Black Shin Cup Ramen' during the period of the expo."



Source: Naver

[PICTURE] Album jacket for Kim Bum Soo’s ‘Rock Star’ revealed

Posted: 16 May 2012 03:25 AM PDT


In addition to his music video teaser released earlier, singer Kim Bum Soo has just unveiled the album jacket photo for his comeback single "Rock Star".

The album jacket photo features Kim Bum Soo with a new manly image, donning fashionable black suit and a unique pair of sunglasses. As recently revealed, the singer won't be sticking to just ballads anymore and embarks on a new genre of music.

Kim Bum Soo will release "Rock Star" on May 17th.

[PICTURE] G.NA unveils album jacket for ‘Bloom’

Posted: 16 May 2012 03:12 AM PDT


Singer G.NA will be making her comeback with new album that is set for release near the end of May. After releasing teaser images earlier, G.NA has just unveiled the album jacket cover for her comeback album 'Bloom'.

In the jacket photo for her third mini album 'Bloom', G.NA sticks to her trademark sexy concept. The singer looks sexy and chic in her black swimsuit-like one piece, while posing sexily on her knees.

'Bloom' is slated to be released on May 22nd. G.NA's title track "2 Hot" was composed by Kim Do Hoon and Lee Hyun Seung which will feature a musical theater sound. Jay Park and Mighty Mouth's Sangchu are also reported to have featured in the album.

[INTERVIEW] EXO-K interview for Heraldm!

Posted: 16 May 2012 02:58 AM PDT

Living up to the name of Korea's best entertainment company, SM Entertainment showed a new male idol group, they are EXO-K.

EXO-K composes of Chanyeol, Sehun, Kai, D.O, Baekhyun and Suho. As they're SM Entertainment's first rookie group after 4 years, all of the expectations were on their shoulders and they had a splendid debut.

Their debut song 'MAMA' was composed by the composer Yoo Youngjin, with the Gregorian chants and an orchestra's imposing sound, it raised even more of EXO-K's mysterious mood.

Armed with charisma and manliness, they're letting the world know about the birth of a big rookie idol group whilst overwhelming the audience with outstanding singing skills and perfectly organized choreographies.

As opposed to their strong image on stage, the members of EXO-K are sticking together with an innocent charm that is much like their peer group, during the interview they showed their unique charms without losing their smiles.

"I usually laugh a lot and have a lively personality. I'm the style to receive anything with a joyful heart. My hobbies are playing instruments and listening to music. In 2008, during a SMART uniform model competition I also won an award."(Chanyeol)

"I'm very shy with strangers but once we get closer, I have the kind of personality to go until the end. I'm the mischievious style who likes to joke a lot. Haha. I'm a special case because I was offered to join SM during my 6th year of elementary school through street casting but I rejected it and then during my 2nd year of middle school I passed the audition and got in. I started my trainee life then." (Sehun)

"Hello. I'm in charge of the dance in EXO-K. I learnt ballet, jazz etc., since my 2nd year of elementary school. In my 2nd year of middle school I started to learn dancing for real so I have pride and confidence about it."(Kai)


"I'm D.O in charge of the vocals. I liked singing ever since I was young but I participated in a province competition in my 2nd year of high school and even won. I think I did my best to sing as much as I liked singing."(D.O)

"I'm in charge of the vocals with D.O. Starting from elementary school I liked singing so I participated in a lot of competitions too. In the team, I have the moodmaker's role."(Baekhyun)

"I'm EXO-K's leader Suho. I wanted to become a singer ever since I was young so I was cast during my 3rd year of middle school and trained continuously starting from then. It lasted around 7 years. It's a long training period? I did my best to get ready as I thought my chance would come. In the end my chance came like this."(Suho)

EXO-K, during a not so short period of 100 days, had a promotion where they showed little by little the team's color and each member's abilities. The members who had to spend this long period waiting didn't lose their patience and trained even harder.

"Everytime the members' teasers were released I thought it was fun. We weren't only waiting for our debut day to be done with our preparations, we never lost our patience to keep on training with a hardworking ethic to show a great and good image."(Chanyeol)

"I thought of it as a period for the team to toughen up. I think that the pressure grew as the public's expectations for us increased, so we trained even harder."(Kai)



"I also thought that it would be nice if we debuted directly so we could meet our fans faster but I was happy we could get the team's name EXO-K to be known to the whole world slowly. As for me, a 100 days is nothing compared to 7 years of waiting. It was a period where we could toughen up a bit more and become united."(Suho)

As they're one of this year's best idol group, we asked them who they thought of as their rivals. While staying humble, the members replied with an ambitious look. 

"I think that really all the artists are very great. Recently I saw SHINee seniors' stage and they performed it perfectly without missing out on the performance nor the live. I think they're really amazing."(Baekhyun)

"Rather than rivals, I want to become like Shinhwa seniors. I want us to become a long lasting group that will continue to promote even after 10 years. That's why we talk a lot to each other."(Sehun)

"Every weekend we have family meetings and during that time, we praise each other on what we did well and tell each other about our dissatisfactions without constraint. Rather than keeping it inside, if there's a misunderstanding, I think that releasing it is better. But since we trained together for a long time, we know each other well so we barely fight over anything."(Kai)

They ended the interview by promising that they'll become a group that will always think first of their ambitious resolutions as a rookie group and of their fans.

"We think that celebrities are people who receive love from all of their fans, but rather than receiving, our team's motto is 'let's give'. We want to give back love as much as we receive. We will pay you back with great performances."(EXO-K)


source: heraldm
translation cr; emilie @ exok-trans