Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"[NEWS] Yoochun, Gives His Comments As “Rooftop Prince” Comes To An End…”It Made Me Stronger”!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Yoochun, Gives His Comments As “Rooftop Prince” Comes To An End…”It Made Me Stronger”!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] Yoochun, Gives His Comments As “Rooftop Prince” Comes To An End…”It Made Me Stronger”!

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:55 AM PDT



JYJ member Park Yoochun talked about his feelings towards the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince", which is ending soon.

On the early afternoon of 22 May, Yoochun posted on his own twitter account, saying "These last few days of filming will feel longer but go by faster than any other day. Rooftop Prince is a production that gave me sorrow and joy… and has made me a stronger person."

In response to this, co-star and actor Lee Taesung said, "'Rooftop 'All-nighter'..We don't have much time left! Crown Prince, be strong so you can pull all-nighters!" Netizens who saw this said, "It's a pity that the drama is ending" "Fighting till the end!" and other responses.

"Rooftop Prince" that stars Yoochun, will be ending its broadcast on 24 May.


Source : [K Star News]
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[INTERVIEW] Taeyang's Q&A for L’Officiel Hommes!

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:46 AM PDT


Big Bang's Taeyang Q&A for L'Officiel Hommes has been translated and can be seen below.

Check it out.


Favorite fashion brands and designers 
VERSACE, DRIES VAN NOTEN, GIVENCHY / MY Lovely STYLIST (JI EUN)

 Favorite Underwear Styles
boxer shorts

 Favorite Accessories
CHROME HEARTS (ALL CHROME HEARTS)

Favorite sport and team
 BASKETBALL,CHICAGO BULLS (WHERE/WHEN JORDAN WAS A PLAYER)

Favorite shoes 
NIKE AND JORDAN, BIKER BOOTS

Favorite pop star 
MICHAEL JACKSON

 Favorite Movies 
FOREST GUMP (Forrest Gump)

Favorite word 
PASSION

Favorite Woman 
Woman who gives me a lot of inspiration

Favorite kind of friend 
people who understand me

Favorite perfume 
I don't like perfumes

Favorite flower 
Cactus

Favorite Books 
ONE PIECE (the manga)

 Favorite wine and snacks
 I don't drink

 Favorite dish 
Gaeguli (frog meat - Korean food)

[Note: As for "frog meat" as favorite dish, Taeyang is actually playing on an old
children's rhyme/joke that just doesn't translate well. See some of the comments below for details. But he means he likes Korean food.] 


Source/Translation: @TeamBigBang

[NEWS] Taeyang's "missing top fashion" shows off his strong body and discourages men?

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT


Just before the announcement of special edition "Still Alive" that will be released on June 6, through a pictorial, idol group Big Bang's member, Taeyang's luxury abs are revealed.

Taeyang carried a photo shoot with fashion magazine, L'officiel Hommes, with the concept of "Star who young men wants to follow the most". With the "missing top fashion", boldly naked, the nation's women's hearts are throbbing. ("Missing top" here means that the top clothing is missing)

Published in the pictorial, Taeyang's well-trained upper body muscles is revealed just as a bold metal accessories and latest stylish outfit that match "fashion monster" appearances.

Pants that exposed slim lower body silhouette, suspenders that match with Taeyang's sexy and rough masculinity, wearing unique printed jumpsuit, he draws the same image as tough yet a bad boy.



An official who participated in the photo shoot said, "Despite the long shooting schedule that lasts for over eight hours, the staffs were impressed that Taeyang doesn't even show any sign of inconvenience and focus on the shooting instead. In addition, for the sake of Taeyang's pictorial, Big Bang's stylist shows enthusiasm and went to Japan him/herself. The shooting staffs last in admiration (with that)."

This bare-top pictorial of Taeyang draws netizens responses, such as, "No matter how I look at Taeyang's abs, I don't get tired (of it)", "The golden proportion is acknowledged!", "His body is really pack", "This summer, men will seem to be a little nervous".


Source: StarNews via Nate
Translated by: @vVIP_6819 | youremytaeyang

[NEWS] Kim Jaejoong’s Japanese fans delivered their donations to Korean fund.!

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:13 AM PDT



Japanese fans of JYJ's member Kim Jaejoong have organized a charity bazaar.

The charity bazaar that Japanese fans have organized is for 'Kim Jaejoong Boomerang Scholarship Fund' which was developed at the Beautiful Foundation by Kim Jaejoong's Korean fanclub 'HEROSE' in order to support low-income high-school students.

The proceeds from the bazaar that Japanese fans have collected are 10 million won in total. At 5pm May 18, a ceremony was held at 3rd floor Conference room of the Beautiful Fund located in Gahoe-dong Jongno-gu Seoul to deliver the donations.

Three representatives from Kim Jaejoong's Japanese fanclub and representatives from Kim Jaejoong's Korean fanclub HEROSE participated in the ceremony. The contribution in donating for a charity bazaar of Kim Jaejoong's Japanese fans has become the first case where Japanese fans participated in a charity fund created under the star's name by a Korean fanclub.


The fans from the two countries Korean-Japan are taking the lead in creating a healthier fandom culture.





Source: AJNewsDaum
Translated by: sweetiexiah of JYJ3

[PICTURE] miss A’s Suzy looks mad and adorable

Posted: 23 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT


miss A's Suzy was upset, yet she still managed to look adorable at the same time.

On May 22, the miss A member posted on her Twitter, "Are you angry?", and attached the photo above. In the photo, Suzy is wearing a star and stripes printed jacket while sitting down in a cafe. She is staring at her phone and sticking out her lips as if she's upset at something.

Netizens commented, "How can an angry face be so cute?" "She looks beautiful when she seems serious", "Whatever she does, she's so adorable" and more.

[NEWS] Arirang TV conducts survey for international Hallyu fans

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:48 AM PDT


Arirang TV is broadcasted in 188 countries all over the world. Last month, they conducted a survey with 699 Hallyu fans, and the results from the said survey revealed were interesting.

On the survey question of "Which girl group song do you want to dance the most to?" SNSD's "The Boys" was the top choice, with 21% of the boys, followed by 2NE1′s "I Am The Best" with 19.5%. Broken down into continents, in Asia, "The Boys" was on top with 23.7% of the votes, while "I Am The Best" got 19% of the votes; however, in North and Latin America there was a slight difference, as "I Am The Best" was on top. In Europe also, "I Am The Best" got 23% of the votes, while "The Boys" got 12%.

The question about looks also garnered different results in the different continents. When asked which star had the best appearance, 2NE1 member, Sandara Park, ranked as number 1, with 24.5% of the votes, while Super Junior member, Lee Teuk, came in second, with 22.2% of the votes. Asia and Europe had the same results, with Sandara Park on top, but in North and Latin America, Lee Teuk came out as the top star, with 23.7% of the votes.

For the "Female Hallyu star with the most perfect body" survey question, 4Minute member HyunA got the most votes with 13.9%, followed by SNSD's Yuri, and After School's UEE. In Asia however, UEE and Yuri both got number 1, followed by Yuri, and actress Shin Min Ah was also voted on top. In Europe, HyunA, Yuri, and Sistar member, Hyorin, ranked respectively. On the other hand, for North and Latin America, the female Hallyu Star with the best body was 2NE1′s Park Bom, followed by Sistar's Hyorin, and SNSD's Yuri.

Q: Which Korean star do you want to learn hangul from personally?

International:
1st place – Super Junior Kyuhyun (12%)
2nd place – Super Junior Heechul (9.3%)
3rd place – JYJ Kim Jaejoong

Asia:
1st place – Super Junior Kyuhyun (13.7%)
2nd place – Super Junior Heechul (10.8%)
3rd place – JYJ Park Yoochun

Europe
1st place – Big Bang TOP (10%)

North and Latin America
1st place – JYJ Kim Jaejoong and Super Junior Heechul (8.8%)

Q: Which Hallyu Star do you want to be your personal fashion stylist?

International:
1st place – Big Bang G-Dragon (13.6%)
2nd place – JYJ Kim Jaejoong (11.2%)

Asia:
1st place – G-Dragon (13.7%)
2nd place – Jang Geun Suk (12.5%)
3rd place – JYJ Kim Jaejoong (10.8%)

North and Latin America
1st place – G-Dragon and Kim Jaejoong (14.9%)

Europe
1st place – SHINee Key (14.4%)

Q: Which idol is the most anticipated "yeongidol" (acting idol) this year?

International:
1st place – JYJ Park Yoochun (19.7%)

Asia, North and Latin America:
1st place – JYJ Park Yoochun (19.7%)

Europe:
1st place: Big Bang TOP (22.2%)
2nd place – Park Yoochun (21.2%)

Q: Which male hallyu star has the best abs?

International:
1st place – Super Junior Siwon (29%)

Europe:
1st place – Big Bang Taeyang (20%)


Sources: Khan News and DC 2NE1 Gallery
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[PICTURE] ‘K-Pop Star’ Lee Ha Yi’s shocking transformation for ‘Vogue Girl’

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:35 AM PDT


'K-Pop Star' finalist Lee Ha Yi shocked fans with her dramatic transformation for her recent photo shoot.

In her recent pictorial for June edition of Vogue Girl magazine, Lee Ha Yi shed her youthful image and was styled in a rather surprising concept. Taking on a complete transformation, the singer fashioned dark smokey eye makeup, black nails and unique, lingerie-look outfit.

Meanwhile, Lee Ha Yi signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment alongside Lee Seung Hoon, Lee Michelle, Lee Jung Mi and Lee Seung Joo.




[PICTURE] ‘Big’ unveils new poster ft. Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung & miss A’s Suzy

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:20 AM PDT


Actor Gong Yoo has Lee Min Jung and Suzy all to himself!

KBS 2TV's new drama series 'Big' is once again building viewers' expectations with its stellar cast Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung and miss A's Suzy. In the poster that was revealed on May 23, Lee Min Jung and Suzy are posing in a mysterious way having Gong Yoo at the center, as if to describe their twisted situation.

Gong Yoo will take on the role of a doctor named Seo Yoon Jae in his 30s who is possessed by the soul of a 18 year old teenage named Kang Kyung Joon (Sin Won Hyo). He goes through absurd cases with his fiancé and teacher Gil Da-ran (Lee Min Jung). Also, Kang Kyung Joon's girlfriend, Jang Mari (Suzy) who calls him 'hubby' comes to Korea to meet him.

[VIDEO] Rookie group VIXX teases with new behind the scene videos

Posted: 23 May 2012 07:06 AM PDT


Rookie group VIXX is set to make its debut this week with upcoming debut track "Super Hero". Ahead of their official debut, the boys have been releasing series of teasers, heightening anticipation. This time, VIXX released two new videos featuring behind the scene footage from recording and electronic display.

VIXX is a new boy group by Jelly Fish Entertainment, the label that houses to Sung Si Kyung, Seo In Guk and Brian. The group is comprised of the top six finalists of Mnet's "Mydol" show. They will have their debut stage on the May 24th episode of "M! Countdown", the same day of their debut release.



[VIDEO] JJ Project reveals album jacket BTS

Posted: 23 May 2012 06:53 AM PDT


JYP Entertainment's latest duo, JJ Project unveiled the behind-the-scene footage from their "Bounce" album jacket photo shoot.

JJ Project made a shining debut, receiving massive attention both locally and internationally. The duo's debut track "Bounce" cracked the top of iTunes' Top Dance Albums Chart, and swept the charts of Korea and worldwide Youtube.

[NEWS] ‘Fashion King’ Lousy Ending & Similarity with ‘What Happened in Bali’ Criticized

Posted: 23 May 2012 06:40 AM PDT


SBS Monday and Tuesday drama series "Fashion King" starring Girls' Yoo Ah In, Shin Se Kyung, Generation member Kwon Yuri and Lee Je Hoon aired its final episode 20 on May 22nd, 2012. The lousy ending of the drama not only led to audience's dissatisfaction, some media has also mocked the drama as the sequel for "What Happened in Bali", the drama actor Jo In Sung is famous for.

According to statistics released by AGB Nielson Media Research company on May 23rd, 2012, the final episode of "Fashion King" aired on May 22nd, 2012 rated national average rating of 9.6%, failed to break the 2-digit audience ratings.

Many sharp-eyes netizens found that the plot development of "Fashion King" is becoming more and more similar despite different approach with "What Happened in Bali". What's most shocking is that "Fashion King" even copied the ending of "What Happened in Bali", causing audience dissatisfaction.


Source: dramahaven

[PICTURE] 2NE1’s Dara recommends ‘Donut Bracelet’

Posted: 23 May 2012 06:26 AM PDT


Girl group 2NE1's Dara revealed a new trendy fashion 'Donut bracelet'.

On May 22, Dara uploaded a photo on her me2day account with the comment, "Dae~bak! Dara's prediction for this summer's fashion trend!! This here ~ 'Donut bracelet' Woohahahahaha!"

She added, "For people like me whose energy drops fast ~ You can eat this any time, even when working hard at practice.. Ke ke ke Even if you have a tired appearance, this donut bracelets would make you look like a fashion king! Kya~!"

In the photo, Dara is wearing comfortable clothing with a donut on her wrist like a bracelet. She's especially attracting attention with her cute look as she pretends to be eating the donut.


Credit: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[PICTURE] Kim Tae Hee’s wink gains attention

Posted: 23 May 2012 06:13 AM PDT


Kim Tae-hee's wink becomes the center of attention.

A set of photo titled "Kim Tae Hee's Wink" was posted on an online community board. It's a big collection of screen captures of the actress winking in different poses. Her beauty and her wink mesmerized anyone who's seen it.

Netizens commented, "She is pretty in every picture", "Goddesses have different winks", "She's so pretty it's amazing", "Pretty girls can do anything" and more.

[PICTURE] JYJ’s Jaejoong tweets tired selca series

Posted: 23 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT


JYJ member Kim Jaejoong revealed a set of 9 yawning selcas!

In the early hours of May 23rd, Jaejoong tweeted, "So sleepy that I'm old and even have two double eyelids" along with a photo. Then he added, "Tired~ Ah~!" along with a set of 9 selcas.

In the picture, Jaejoong is shown wearing a beige v-neck t-shirt and is looking into the camera. The 9 different selcas of himself show Jaejoong looking like he is yawning. Another larger and close-up picture revealed a better look at his tired and 'aged' face.

[NEWS] B1A4 releases details for ‘IGNITION’ repackaged album

Posted: 23 May 2012 05:47 AM PDT


B1A4 will be releasing all the songs to their album 'THE B1A4 I IGNITION SPECIAL EDITION' at midnight of 24 May.

The title song 'Sleep Well Good Night' for the special edition to B1A4′s first full album, just with the title song 'Baby I'm Sorry' of their first full album, is composed by Jinyoung. Lyrics are penned by both Jinyoung and Baro. In addition, new song 'Because of You' is also personally written and composed by the members.

The teaser videos for 'Sleep Well Good Night' are video calls with the B1A4 members, and the realistic presentation has become a huge topic. In particular, there was a huge unexpected reversal in the last video teaser featuring Gongchan, causing much confusion and revealing the truth behind the video call teasers.

With the online release of their album at midnight on 24 May, B1A4 will be starting their promotions on KBS Music Bank. Their physical album will hit the stores starting 29 May.


Source: BNT News
Translation: skipfire & ineh92@ FLIGHTB1A4.com

[NEWS] Pure Park Min Young VS charming Lee So Yeon on ‘Time Slip Dr. Jin’

Posted: 23 May 2012 05:33 AM PDT


The counter appeals of actresses Park Min Young and Lee So Yeon from the upcoming MBC drama 'Time Slip Dr. Jin' is drawing attention.

Park Min Young and Lee So Yeon are attempting at a historical for the first time in 2 years after KBS 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' and MBC 'Dong Yi'. They are taking on the roles of Hong Young Rae and Chun Hong in this drama.

Park Min Young plays the role of maiden Hong Young Rae who is a woman of the Chosun times but dreams of the future. She is pure and elegant while she is bright and cheerful when she takes on the role of Yoo Mi Na, a doctor from the modern times.

Lee So Yeon is Chun Hong, a mysterious gisaeng who knows how to tell the future. She is the most charming woman Chosun has ever seen and she tries to rule over all the men in the world to release her frustration on the inside.

The opposite appeals of the two actresses in this drama has many people's attention.

Meanwhile, MBC weekend drama 'Time Slip Dr. Jin' is based on an original by comic artist Murakami Motoka, about the greatest doctor of the year 2012 traveling back into time and struggling as a doctor. Song Seung-heon takes on the role of the leading male character. To be aired for the first time on the 26th at 9:50PM.


Source: hancinema

[NEWS] IU thanks Lee Dong Wook for picking her as ideal type

Posted: 23 May 2012 05:20 AM PDT


Singer IU expressed her gratitude towards actor Lee Dong Wook.

On the May 22nd episode of the SBS TV program "Strong Heart", guest IU bragged, "I saw an article where Lee Dong Wook did an ideal type World Cup once on Boom oppa's radio program and selected me as his ideal type."

She continued, "My friends and I talk about other male celebrities a lot and Suzy and Jiyeon get picked often because they are pretty, but I never did."

The singer expressed her gratitude as she added, "But Lee Dong Wook picked me so I went around bragging it to everyone."

Jung Juri then chimed in, "It was done a lot time ago, it could've changed now", causing laughter to everyone.

Other guests included, Kang Seong Yeon, Lee Jong Seok, Cheon Myeong Hoon, Kim Boa and more.

Source: TV Daily

[NEWS] JJ Project’s MV for “Bounce” receives over a million hits

Posted: 23 May 2012 05:07 AM PDT


JYP Entertainment's latest duo, JJ Project continues to received massive attention internationally!

On May 22, JJ Project's debut music video for "Bounce" received over one million hits on YouTube in just two days of its release. On May 23, the video received 1.3 million hits.

JJ Project received an enormous amount of attention worldwide, sweeping Youtube charts. The MV recently reached #4 Most Liked Video, #10 Most Viewed Video, #7 Most Discussed Video and #4 Most Favorited Video.

The music video has placed in first for Most Liked Video, Most Viewed Video, Most Searched for Video and Top Favorited Video on Korean Youtube.

[NEWS] IU has a pair of naughty hands

Posted: 23 May 2012 04:52 AM PDT


IU's hands seem to find their way easily to other people's behind.

Girl group SPICA's Kim Boa appeared on the May 22nd episode of SBS' 'Strong Heart' and revealed IU's unique way of showing her support. Boa revealed, "Someone touched my butt when I just finished a rehearsal for my performance on Inkigayo. I looked back and it was IU."

She continued, "I was so embarrassed because so many people were watching, but she touched my butt again after the actual performance."

IU explained, "We spent our trainee days together, and she is an unnie who I am very grateful to. Watching her debut stage I felt very proud."

IU's naughty hands previously gained attentions during her appearance on KBS 'Win Win'. The teen singer playfully slapped Suzy's butt, who made a surprise guest appearance for her.

Source: Star Daily News

[VIDEO] 2PM releases PV for “Beautiful”

Posted: 23 May 2012 04:38 AM PDT


Idol group 2PM will follow up their successful singing career in Japan and will release their fourth Japanese single "Beautiful". The single, to released on June 6th, will consist of two new tracks and two corresponding instrumentals.

Ahead of its official release, 2PM has just unveiled the full PV for "Beautiful". "Beautiful" has already received love as the CM song for a popular Japanese brand, and previously topped the Recochoku chart on April 17.

[NEWS] YG Entertainment revives SuPearls

Posted: 23 May 2012 04:23 AM PDT


We reported earlier that YG Entertainment signed contracts with 'K-Pop Star' finalists Lee Ha Yi, Lee Seung Hoon and Lee Michelle. This time, YG has revealed its mysterious final two signed members.

On May 23, YG introduced the last two new signees from 'K-Pop Star' through its official blog YG-Life. According to the post, YG recruited the SuPearls members Lee Jung Mi and Lee Seung Joo.

Originally comprised of Park Ji Min, Lee Michelle, Lee Jung Mi, and Lee Seung Joo, YG revived the SuPearls with Lee Ha Yi replacing Park Ji Min, who recently signed with JYP Entertainment.

[PICTURE] Big Bang releases Taeyang’s teaser for ‘Still Alive’

Posted: 23 May 2012 04:10 AM PDT


Big Bang has just unveiled the third image teaser for their upcoming special edition album titled 'Still Alive', featuring member Taeyang.

Similar to G-Dragon and Seungri'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.

[VIDEO] LOEN TV releases ‘IU in Japan’ episode 3

Posted: 23 May 2012 03:55 AM PDT


LOEN Entertainment has finally released their long-awaited "2012 LOEN TV" featuring IU in Japan. Recently the first and second episodes were posted on LOEN's official Youtube channel which already drawn in over 100,000 views each.

On May 23rd, the episode 3 of IU's expedition in Japan has been unveiled. The new video features the continuation of the teen singer's trip to Japan's Disney Land. IU pretended to be a big star while wearing funny looking sunglasses.

[VIDEO] Teen Top releases first video teaser for ‘aRtisT’

Posted: 23 May 2012 03:42 AM PDT


After releasing their first concept teaser and album jacket earlier, Teen Top has just unveiled their first video teaser for upcoming third mini album 'aRtisT'!

The teaser video titled "Love is Fight" features members Chunji and L.Joe who seemed to be confronting each other about a girl. Following the first teaser, Teen Top will release two more couple teasers featuring the rest of the members.

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

Tracklist

01. aRtisT
02. To You
03. Baby U
04. 흔들어놔! (Shake It!)
05. To You (Slow B. vers)
06. To You (Inst)

[NEWS] T-ara’s 9th member revealed

Posted: 23 May 2012 03:28 AM PDT


As reported earlier, T-ara will be welcoming two new members to their group. While originally scheduled to be revealed this coming June, the 9th member was exclusively exposed by local media, Star News.

On May 23, Star News unveiled several pictures of T-ara's newest member, Danee. The Los Angeles-born Danee is confirmed to join T-ara as the group's ninth member in July. According to the report, Danee turned 14 this year and she has been living in the United States since she was 4 years old.

Danee will make her debut through T-ara's upcoming new music video set for release in July. She will join the group later this year after the 8th member joins the group in July.

Meanwhile, the yet-to-be revealed eight member which is said to have the looks and skills of an ace, will join T-ara in the album recording and performances for the group's comeback.