Saturday, May 12, 2012

"[PICTURE] Goo Hyesun unveiled new selcas!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURE] Goo Hyesun unveiled new selcas!" plus 24 more


[PICTURE] Goo Hyesun unveiled new selcas!

Posted: 12 May 2012 10:09 AM PDT

Goo Hye Sun unveiled new selcas on her Twitter.

She was accepted to Sungkyunkwan University last year as a student,"stay till late at night,a lot of assignments this week,already drank a cup of beer"!

Hope that she will complete her assignments soon and enjoy her university life!

[NEWS] May is full of special dramas: ‘What is the most anticipated?’ Dr. Jin to air in May 2012

Posted: 12 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT


Many great dramas are flooding in May.

'Dr.Jin' is scheduled to be broadcast on May 26 with the appearance of Song Seunghoon, who has come back after his last drama MBC 'My princess', Kim Bumsoo, Park Min Young and Kim Jaejoong. The participation of the veteran actor Kim Bumsoo is enough to become a hot topic but the meeting between Park Min Young, who used to work with JYJ Park Yoochun, and another member of the group JYJ Kim Jaejoong has also attracted a lot of attention.

'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. Particularly, just like many dramas based on manga that were broadcasted previously like 'Full House', 'Boys over Flower', 'Palace' and 'City Hunter' etc, many still question whether the manga-orginated drama 'Dr.Jin' will do good or not. 'Dr.Jin' will have a good start as it is scheduled to follow MBC weekend drama 'Feast of Gods' which currenlty ranks 1st in its time slot. However, SBS new weekend drama 'A Gentleman's Dignity' which has many big stars participated in, is going to be in the same time slot with 'Dr.Jin' and it is already expected that an intense competition will happen between these two dramas.

(T/N Only parts about 'Dr.Jin' was translated)

Source: Star MK
Translated by: sweetiexiah of JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3

[NEWS] Kim Junsu Nominated For “Best Actor Award” In “ The Musical Awards” As “Death”

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT


JYJ Kim Junsu has become one of the candidates in the running for the 6th "The Musical Awards" as best male actor.

The Press Center held the press conference of the 6th "The Musical Awards" at Seoul on 9 May at 2pm, announcing the candidates and works that will be participating in this awards. The best actor and actress award in the musical category caught the most attention.

Especially in the musical "Elisabeth", Kim Junsu, who acted as "Death", appeared in the list of "Best Actor Award", while Park Eun Tae and Kim Su Yong, who acted as "Lucheni" are candidates for the "Best Supporting Actor Award". According to the exposure of the roles in the musical, it seemed as if Lucheni should be the main actor, however, The Musical Awards claims that Death should be the main role, and Lucheni as the supporting role.

Regarding this matter, The Musical Awards expressed, "The determining of main and supporting roles depends on how one views the musical, and there would definitely be parts which cannot be determined. It is definitely not accurate to go according to the musical producers' plan of determining the main and supporting roles through the actors' characters. However, we have had come to this decision after discussions with the producers."

They also mentioned, "The judging team feels that the main character should be a character that portrays maturity through a series of experiences, while the supporting role aids in the progressing of the whole musical. Considering that Lucheni does the explanation of the whole musical, he should be the supporting character."

The musical "Elisabeth" has been nominated in 12 catagories, which includes the best main and supporting actors, best main and supporting actresses, as well as the best director award. This is the most number of categories a musical has ever been nominated in the history of The Musical Awards.

Also, the "Most Popular Award" will be determined through 100% internet votes. Everyone would be able to vote for all nominated musicals, main and supporting actors and actresses online from 21st to 31st May.

The 6th "The Musical Awards" will be held at the national Haeorum theatre on 4 June at 8pm, and will be broadcasted on JTBC and QTV at 11pm.

Source: [baidujunsu]
Translation credits: smallricee@tohosomnia.net
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[NEWS] Lee Seung Gi & Jang Yoon Jung Are Most Filial Piety Artists

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT


Versatile artist Lee Seung Gi and singer Jang Yoon Jung won at the 1st position for the throne of "most filial piety artist."

Recently eduwill.net website which provides certification examinations, credit banking system and professional education to certified agents, residential managers, civil servants, social welfare workers and others conducted a survey activities on 1058 members.

In the "most filial piety male artist," singer-actor Lee Seung Gi is winning the 1st in ranking with overwhelming support of 61.8% (654 votes). Versatile artist Lee Seung Gi is highly sought after for his clean and dignified appearance and manners, with an exemplary image. Song Joong Ki is at 2nd place with 16.3% (172 votes), followed by Jo In Sung with 10.9% (115 votes), Kang Dong Won with 8.2% (87 votes), Jang Geun Suk with 2.8% (30 votes) in 3rd to 5th places.

On the other hand, in "the most filial piety female artist", singer Jang Yoon Jung is the champion with 38.8% (410 votes), followed by Moon Geun Young with 23.8% (252 votes) at 2nd position. Then, they're followed by IU with 19.8% (209 votes), Lee Hyo Ri with 11.5% (122 votes), and Lee Da Hae with 6.1% (65 votes) in 3rd to 5th placing.

[VIDEO] Yangpa,Soyeon and Lee Boram performed I Know on Music Core!

Posted: 12 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Soyeon at Dream Concert red carpet

T-ara's main vocal Soyeon joined Yangpa and Lee Boram on Music Core aired earlier today performing I Know Live.

Check out their performance here!

[NEWS] Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany Talk About Their Nervousness on Stage, Baby Photos, and More on ‘Happy Together’

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT






On May 10th, Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany appeared on KBS's "Happy Together Season 3″, where they discussed topics ranging from being nervous while performing on stage to deciding between watching either "Love Rain" or "Fashion King".

The show began with a brief performance of "Twinkle" by Taeyeon and Tiffany, two of the three members of Girls' Generation's first subunit, "Girls' Generation – TTS". The MCs proceeded to ask them about the creation of their team name, commenting, "The name TaeTiSeo is very unique." Taeyeon replied, "Originally, there wasn't a specific name decided for us. They just made it by putting our names together."

They were then asked, "Why is [the name] in that specific order?" Taeyeon answered, "We are MCing a music program every week, and the order that we stand in is Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun. It also happens to be the order of our ages."

The members also discussed mistakes while performing and surprised the MCs of "Happy Together" by confessing that they have stage fright, even though they are in their fifth year after debut. Jessica revealed, "During our 'Hoot' comeback stages, I made the mistake of mixing up the genders in the lyrics. I think small stages make me more nervous than larger ones."

Tiffany told of a moment of nervousness, recalling, "I am nervous on music program stages, and, "My hands and knees were shaking during the first stage for 'Twinkle'". She also revealed, "After the performance, during an interview, Taeyeon's hands were shaking."

Taeyeon explained, "I was shaking because I had to do an interview right after I came down from the stage in a very excited state."

Yoo Jaesuk, an MC on "Happy Together", then brought up the topic of Yuri and Yoona's dramas, asking, "Don't Yoona and Yuri's dramas air at the same time? Which one do you watch?"

Jessica caused laughter by answering, "I watch Yoona's drama when Yoona appears and then switch to Yuri's drama when Yuri appears, so the remote control is on fire. I have no idea what the dramas are about."

Taeyeon and Tiffany said, "Because of all the promotions lately, we stay home if we don't have to go anywhere. But Yuri seems to be not busy at all with the drama, so she's home at 10 PM every time, and she turns on the TV to monitor herself. We have no choice but to watch it with her."

Fellow Girls' Generation member Yoona then made a surprise on the show, as filming for "Love Rain" was occurring near the set of "Happy Together". Jessica, who recently appeared in "Wild Romance", and Yoona took the chance to give details on the kiss scenes in their respective dramas. Jessica revealed that for her kiss scene, "There were NGs. It was too cold."

Yoona was asked whether or not it was awkward between her and Jang Geunsuk after their three-step kiss scene. She answered, "It was just like acting. We talked normally afterwards." She added, "I performed a parody of 'Gag Concert' right before doing the kiss scene".

After Yoona left to continue filming for "Love Rain", Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany revealed several photos from their childhood. The first set of pictures were of Jessica as a young girl, which stunned everyone as it showed Jessica had the same beautiful looks as she does today. Also shown were pictures with her sister Krystal, as well as a picture that showed off Jessica's mature vibe even in the fourth grade.

Next were photos from Taeyeon's elementary school days and a picture of her with a perfect pose in a flower garden. Lastly, Tiffany's pictures with the same eye-smile garnered attention. A photo of her during her trainee days in the eighth grade was also revealed. Tiffany had a beauty that is not very much different from now.

The MCs then asked Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany about their habits and thoughts. When Park Myungsoo began by asking the members "Does Girls' Generation pass gas too?", everyone criticized him, saying, "What kind of a question is that to ask goddesses?" However, Tiffany wittily replied, "Girls' Generation members are humans too," causing everyone to laugh.

Next, when asked, "Does Girls' Generation drink alcohol too?", the three members answered, "We're adults too." Tiffany admitted that she had the highest tolerance for alcohol, saying, "The other members just can't drink too well," and added, "Recently I like to drink ice wine with Taeyeon."

All the members of G4 (editor's note: a gag group which appears on "Happy Together") also asked the members, "Why do women hide their weight when it doesn't do any harm to their image?" Girls' Generation then revealed their weights while pointing out the fact that males think females weigh less than they actually do.

The member with the most shocking body is Sooyoung, who is 170 cm tall and weighs 48 kg. Yoona, with her innocent image, is 168 cm tall and weighs 48 kg.

Taeyeon and Jessica, who weigh 45 kg according to their profile, said that they actually "go back and forth by about one or two kg", and Tiffany revealed her weight to be 47 kg. Additionally, when asked if they diet, Taeyeon explained that they don't have a special diet and said, "I actually don't like to exercise," and, "I'd collapse while running." However, they also explained that some members do enjoy exercising, while Taeyeon and Tiffany are two who dislike it.

Tiffany also commented on the "Girls' Generation diet" that made an issue online, explaining, "We eat like that as a way of weight management," and, "It's usually for when we're getting ready for a comeback." Taeyeon continued, "If we continually ate like that, we couldn't perform well."

Finally, Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany played a game where they used paddles to quickly answer "yes" or "no" to questions. All three replied "yes" when asked if they sometimes want to be normal. They said the reason was because they have fans who are curious about every moment of their lives, and they have to be careful when doing anything.

Park Misun agreed with them by telling everyone that there were showers of camera flashes when Taeyeon, Jessica, and Tiffany were coming onto the set together. Tiffany also told stories of how she went to a movie theater with Sooyoung, and fans recognized them by looking at their legs, as well as how they went to the amusement part with masks on, and fans recognized them by looking at their arms. The three members admitted that staying home is easier than going out and revealed a simple wish to go to the Han River in bright daylight.

Sources: enews24, joynews24, Newsen, Reviewstar 1, Reviewstar 2, StyleM, TVReport 1, TVReport 2, TVReport 3
Translated by: minigiglo@soshified
Edited by: bhost909@soshified, MoonSoshi9@soshified

[PICTURE] Dream Concert 2012 performance photos! (Part 2)

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:18 AM PDT

After seeing first set of Dream Concert photos,we have more to share,have a look at the Part 2 photos here!


















[PICTURE] Goo Hara,"It's hard to take 4 in 1 selcas!"

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:06 AM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara shared a new set of selcas on her Twitter.

She mentioned,"It's hard to take 4 selcas at once!"

She is seen posing cutely in various expressions in the photos above,showing her cute charm.

Do you like her new set of selcas?

[NEWS] Members of YG’s “Mysterious Girl Group” Represent Each of the 2NE1 Members?

Posted: 12 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT


The third mystery girl from YG's upcoming girl group has been revealed.

On the 11th, YG uploaded a 1 minute 37 second-long video through their YG life blog. On the said video, the mystery girl showcased her dancing ability ahead of their debut, and she was confirmed to be the 5th member of YG's girls generation. She's a 16 year old girl who's half Korean and half Caucasian.

Prior to this, the other members of this upcoming girl group were revealed. The list includes Yuna Kim, Kim Eunbi, and two other mystery girls. Both Kim Eunbi and Yuna Kim has appeared already on "Superstart K" so the information about the mystery girls evoked curiosity among netizens. If you'll have a close look to the members of YG' mystery girlgroup, you can see that they are somewhat similar to the girls who rocked the music industry like a comet, girlgroup 2NE1.

First is Kim Eunbi who's known as the "oldest" in the team despite her young age (19), she has made an appearance on Superstar K2 last 2010 and showed off her exceptional singing abilities which made her enter the Top 6. She's expected to play the role of 2NE1′s Park Bom as the lead vocalist because of their unique singing skills.

Kim Eunbi who first appeared on Superstar K2 showed eccentric and honest charm, which made her be loved my male fans. Park Bom also showed her 4D charm on their reality program on MNET "2NE1TV" which made her be known as "Ms. Corn". In addition to this, the two of them are armed with powerful vocals.

Meanwhile, Yuna Kim who was first seen on "Superstar K3″ was being related to 2NE1′s CL because of her colorful history. As you can see on the video that was released before, she has an incomparable skills when it comes to rapping in English. She has also experience living in the US and she's fluent in various foreign languages that's why she's being linked to CL who's also known to be fluent in foreign languages.

In addition, the second mystery girl who was revealed in the past four days showed outstanding beauty and innocent atmosphere which attracted the attention of people. There was no information stated about this girl shrouded with mystery and she's known as the most mysterious among all of them, yet her great beauty made her connected to the girl in-charge of beauty in 2NE1, Sandara Park.

Following to this, YG unveiled the 3rd mystery girl today, and just like the previous mystery girls, she's also cloaked with mystery, but she's found to have powerful dancing skills and she's gifted with sense of rhythm. On the video that has been released, she was dancing with fast music, and her body is flexible. This girl has been identified to be born in the year 1997 and the "youngest" member of the girlgroup, same as 2NE1′s Gong Minzy, who's also the youngest in 2NE1 and the one in-charge of dancing.

Thus, YG's upcoming girlgroup will be made up of girls between 16-20 years old.Also, the exact number of the members has not been finalized yet.

2NE1 also gave off pretty image yet flipped the concept to hip-hop, and they're sweeping all charts simultaneously since debut like queens. The attention of the public has been concentrated on the idea if YG will also follow 2NE1′s trend for this upcoming girlgroup.


Source: Nate News
Translated by: ilove2NE1girls@2NE1GLOBAL/WWB

[NEWS] K-pop joins J-pop to show some love

Posted: 12 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT


2PM, one of the K-pop acts to perform at the "Love-1 Festival" in Japan.[JoongAng Ilbo]

From June 16 to 17, various K-pop groups such as KARA, Rainbow, CN Blue, 2PM and Leessang will join forces with J-pop groups to perform at the "Love-1 Festival" to take place in Osaka.

The Japanese music festival is in its second season this year, kicking off last year in July as the first all-day outdoor K-pop concert event. More than 20,000 fans flocked to last year's show.

"Love-1 Festival" is known for its emphasis on promoting volunteerism and respect for the environment via its music and sports events.

The participating K-pop acts are all very popular in Japan.

In April, KARA kicked off the Japanese leg of its Asian tour "Karasia" in Yokohama. The group will be busy touring around Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo and Saitama until late May.

In total, KARA will perform in front of more than 130,000 Japanese fans.

Meanwhile, boy band 2PM is set to release a new EP in Japan on June 6.

Source: koreajoongangdaily

[NEWS] Super Junior still a Japanese favorite

Posted: 12 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT


By selling more than 54,331 copies of its new single "Opera" on the day of its release, Super Junior came in third place on the daily Oricon chart in Japan on Wednesday. The next day, an additional 15,608 copies of the album were sold, helping the band maintain the same position.

The new album contains three tracks and is available in three different versions: CD+DVD, CD limited edition and CD only. Each limited edition album comes with a puzzle piece featuring one of the nine Super Junior members.

And Japan isn't the only foreign nation where the boys are topping the charts.

"Mr. Simple" from Super Junior's fifth album remained at No. 1 on Taiwanese Web site KKBox's Weekly K-pop 100 Chart for 37 consecutive weeks, the group's agency said on April 28.

Previously, "Beauty" was No. 1 on the same chart from June 2010 until August 2011 for 63 consecutive weeks.

By Carla Sunwoo@koreajoongangdaily

[PICTURE] 2012 Dream Concert performance photos! (Part 1)

Posted: 12 May 2012 04:19 AM PDT

 The 2012 Dream Concert has begun and fans around the world managed to trend Dream Concert on Twitter earlier today.

Let's have a look at the performance photos here,we are still updating!













[NEWS] Kim Junsu Wept During Recording of His Ballad Song ‘I Don’t Like Love’!

Posted: 12 May 2012 03:53 AM PDT


The ballad 'I hate love' in Kim Junsu's solo album was the first song to be released.
On May 11, the co-title song of Kim Junsu's solo album 'XIA-TARANTALLEGRA' was released. With a sweet and affectionate voice, Kim Junsu has conveyed the sorrowful heart of a man who has no choice but to break up because of love.
Kim Junsu's agency, C-JeS Entertainment, said "In the middle of recording for this song, so many emotions crowded in on Kim Junsu that he started shedding tears and put the recording session on hold for a while. If the artist puts his emotions in the song he sings, he will probably be able to convey the genuine earnest in the lyrics and melody to the listeners."
Plus, "Aside from the dance song 'Tarantallegra' whose teaser was revealed, and the ballad 'I hate love', this 12-song album 'XIA' is filled with various genres such as R&B, electronic shuffle, medium tempo etc. Every single song is good enough to be the tittle song of this album."
After the song 'I hate love' of Kim Junsu was revealed, many reponses flooded in music sites and online community bulletin boards "As expected from Xiah Junsu", "My heart aches when I listen to this song", "My anticipation for the album is now getting higher".
C-JeS said "Ever since last week, we are overcrowded with orders from offline selling sites. So far, we have received over 100,000 offline orders from domestic fans only. We are confident in the quality of this album so we are expecting the pre-ordered quantity to increase even more rapidly later on."
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu's first solo album will be on sale both online and offline on May 15 and the music video will be revealed though C-JeS's official youtube channel on May 14. After the album is on sale, during two days – May 19 and 20, his solo concert will start at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, then he will continue with an Asia tour stopping by 7 cities

Credit: Nate
Translated by: sweetiexiah of JYJ3

[INTERVIEW] Big Bang's Interview with Mini Magazine (June 2012)!

Posted: 12 May 2012 03:20 AM PDT


Check out Big Bang's interview in Mini magazine June 2012 below.


SEUNGRI


Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I am?
Seungri: Not a playboy!!

Q: You mean people think you're a playboy?
Seungri: (Laughing once) It makes me sad, but lots of people say that. Because I'm the youngest, I have to be the mood-maker. We go somewhere where there's lots of people and I make everyone all excited and lively so I'm called a playboy. But that's not the case! Please write that!! (Laughs)

Q: If you could become any member for a day, who'd it be?
Seungri: TOP. He's got really charismatic eyes. My eyes... they're kinda bear-like, or have this dog-like feeling to them.

Q: But that's really cute!
Seungri: Yeah it's cute, but I want to be cool!!

Q: Apart from looks in a girl, what feature do you like best - smell or voice?
Seungri: A good voice. When you're on the phone you start to like someone just from their voice. If they say something like "good luck today!!", I'm happy (Laughs). I say "Thank you! I'll do my best!!"

Q: Do you confess first? Or are you the kind that waits?"
Seungri: I say things straight. I say things immediately. "I like you. What do you say? What shall we do?" I'm not saying "go out with me", I'm saying "I really like you". After that... please like me!!"

Q: (Laughing) So manly! As we'd expect from you!
Seungri: If the guy confesses, the girl thinks "this boy likes me", then she thinks about him and begins to like him.

Q: So then... how do you relax in your room?
Seungri: I light scented candles. Listen to good music. I love music but I don't go to clubs often, so in my house I have a light which is like one from a club. It's so bright."

Q: Wow!! And what do you do in your huge room?
Seungri: (A self-satisfied look) I dance on my own.

Q: Please say something to MINI readers.
Seungri: We're doing a tour from May, and we're going to do our best in Japan this year. All the members want to show their individual characters to you.

T.O.P

Q: Your blue hair has a huge impact, but is it hard to manage?
TOP: I don't really do much but styling it is difficult.

Q: How do you relax at home?
TOP: I like spending time on my own, so I watch movies, do some self-reflection. My job is one which requires me to be in front of people, so I do mind-control on myself and prepare myself mentally.

Q: What's your room like?
TOP: It changes a lot, but right now I'm in the process of changing it into a classical European style.

Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I'm... ?
TOP: A 14 year old boy. Although 10 years have passed since then, I don't feel that my thinking has really changed.

Q: What kind of fashion do you like in a girl?
TOP: I like people who dress casually.

Q: What do you think about the fashion of the girls in MINI?
TOP: It's cute. Of course (Laughs)

Q: What have you bought recently in Japan?
TOP: I bought clothes and shoes for my mum. When I saw them I thought they'd really suit her. I don't know how happy she'll be though... 

Q: You're so lovely! As a woman I'd want you as my son!
TOP: Really? I'd be a good son? (Laughs)

Q: Apart from looks in a girl, what do you like the most - smell or voice?
TOP: There are guys who go around smelling girls?! For me it's not about smell or voice or looks, the most important thing is if our personalities fit. Of course, if they smelled good or had a lovely voice, it'd be great (Laughs)

Q: I'm sorry What is the one thing where you think 'I can't lose to anyone!'?
TOP: My stage persona. Also at photo shoots I have confidence in expressing myself in front of the camera.

Q: So manly! Women all over the world will be madly in love with you!
TOP: (Blushing) No no, it's not like that

Q: Who'd make the best father out of the members?
TOP: Everyone. I think I'd make a good father and husband too.

DAESUNG


Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I...?
Daesung: Have really big eyes. It's just that I'm always smiling so my eyes seem small. My eyes become largest when I'm sleeping.

Q: What?! What do you mean??
Daesung: I open my eyes really wide when I'm sleeping (Laughs). It's a secret I'm telling to MINI readers!

Q: I get it (Laughs). Aside from looks, which do you like most in a girl - smell or voice?
Daesung: Well I like both. But I think I like their voice the most. I'm attracted to girls who can sing well.

Q: If you could become another member for the day, who'd it be?
Daesung: It'd be great to be Seungri. Seungri lives every day like he's having loads of fun, and I think it would be wonderful to act without any worries.

Q: What do you do when you worry?
Daesung: I'm the kind of person who can't really talk to other people - I'm the type to just take things on myself.

Q: Out of the members, who will make the best dad?
Daesung: Taeyang. He's always reliable. And he gives amazing advice.

Q: What have you bought recently?
Daesung: I bought a Rick Owens leather jacket. It's got black lines on a white background, and it looks really cool. And I bought a tempurpedic mattress - I heard they're good for your back and it feels fantastic.

Q: Is there any fashion you like in girls?
Daesung: I don't really like fashion where the person is all 'I'm super-fashionable!!!' Girls who wear vintage clothes, or who looks comfortable in loungewear/training wear are the best.

Q: Do you confess first? Or are you the type to wait?
Daesung: There've been times when I've thought 'ah, I really like them' and have strong feelings for them but I can't say anything. I worry over it and then just give up. I have no confidence to act. It's embarassing... 

Q: Please say something to MINI readers.
Daesung: I love all you girls who have casual fashion like in MINI! If we're the same age, maybe we can become friends Be sure to come see our tour in May!!

TAEYANG


Q: What have you bought recently?
Taeyang: I'm liking scarves at the moment, and a while ago I bought a scarf with the classic Versace pattern

Q: What's your room like?
Taeyang: All the members are living together at the moment so I can't really devote myself to it, but I've collected 'ONE PIECE' figurines so I'm planning on making a shelf for them.

Q: Contrary to popular opinion, I... ?
Taeyang: "Don't know where I'm flying to." I'm that kind of person. Because I really want to be independent, I hate being restricted by things, and if I'm restrained by something, I just want to run away.

Q: For example, if you were being restrained/restricted by your lover?
Taeyang: If it was a girl I like, it'd be ok (Laughs). But... I haven't really met a girl like that so I don't know.

Q: Are you the type to confess first? Or do you wait?
Taeyang: As I'm the guy, I want to confess first, but I haven't really done it before. Until now I've only confessed once.

Q: And how did it go?
Taeyang: If it had gone well, do you really think I'd be single now?!

Q: I'm sorry! (Laughs). Has a girl ever confessed to you?
Taeyang: I don't think I'd really like that (laughs). Even if I know that I have feelings for someone, I just want to remain *knowing* that I have feelings. Girls will probably feel irritated by that, but I'm happy if they can wait for me to confess first.

Q: Ah, I see. So, apart from looks, which do you like better in a girl - smell or voice?
Taeyang: That's difficult! I like when they smell nice, but of course I love someone with a pretty voice. Since I'm a musician and my ears are really attuned to sound, so I'm sensitive to voices.

Q: Who will make the best father out of the memebers?
Taeyang: G-Dragon, perhaps. He's sensitive and very steady. And he's fashionable, so I think he'll dress his little boy or girl in really awesome clothes.

Q: What is the one thing where you think 'I cannot lose to anyone!'?
Taeyang: I'm really good at looking for delicious things. Just by he colour, the shape, the smell - I know what it tastes like!

Q: Please say something to MINI readers.
Taeyang: Everyone is 'the future'. Listen to our music, hold on to your hopes, and keep going forward without losing your positive thoughts and feelings.

G-DRAGON

Q: How do you relax at home? 
G-Dragon: By sleeping. Just sleeping without thinking of anything.

Q: What's your room like? 
G-Dragon: I want it to be a peaceful place, so it's got a dark, calm feeling. Also, because I produce at home, it feels a bit like a studio too.

Q: That's really unusual!!
G-Dragon: It seems perfect to the people around me, but there are still a lot of things than need work.

Q: What's the one area where you feel like 'I can't lose to anyone!'?
G-Dragon: fashion-sense, I guess

Q: That answer of a true fashionista! What have you bought recently? 
G-Dragon: A leather Chrome Hearts jacket

Q: Is there a particular fashion you like in girls? 
G-Dragon: Girls are prettiest when they're natural.

Q: (laughing) Apart from looks, which is more appealing to you in a girl - a good voice or smell? 
G-Dragon: Well, not 'smell', more like 'scent'. Scents remain in your memory for a long time.

Q: You're romantic Are you someone who confesses first? Or do you wait?
G-Dragon: Hmm, well it depends on the situation.

Q: If you could become another member for a day, who would it be? 
G-Dragon: I want to try being each member once.

Q: Who cries the most easily among the members? 
G-Dragon: That would be me

Q: The most manly? 
G-Dragon: Taeyang.

Q: Who would make the best dad? 
G-Dragon: Me!

Q: Oh wow, you've got a lot of self-confidence! 
G-Dragon: Lots of people tell me that I'll make a great dad.

Q: Please say something to MINI readers 
G-Dragon: Hi!!!!! Bye bye!!!


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[NEWS] 3-Step Transformation of Park Yoochun Surpass “The Sixth Sense”!

Posted: 12 May 2012 02:55 AM PDT

"The Sixth Sense" has debuted through powerful reversal. It's 3-step transformation of Micky Park Yoochun. Lee Gak in SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" who is played by Park Yoochun firstly transforms into Yong Tae Yong based on unknown figure, and now become the real Yong Tae Yong.
The fake Yong Tae Yong, under the crisis, once again disguises as real Yong Tae Yong


▲ Park Yoochun in episode 15 of "Rooftop Prince"
In episode 15 of "Rooftop Prince" aired on May 9th, 2012, Yong Tae Yong (Park Yoo Chun) is in crisis. Cousin Yong Tae Mu (Lee Tae Sung) who was squeezed out by Yong Tae Yong and hence couldn't become CEO brings back the real Yong Tae Yong from Chicago, United States of America. Although Yong Tae Yong knew that the real Yong Tae Yong still love, but it's not made public before the directors' meeting, so he plans to go into dead end as the last bargaining chip.
Lee Gak who hasn't discovered the reason that he fell from Joseon Dynasty to 2012 feels that he couldn't let go Yong Tae Mu unchecked. Through the help of managing director Pyo Taek Soo (Lee Moon Shik), Son Man Bo (Lee Min Ho), Do Chi San (Choi Woo Shik), and Woo Yong Sul (Jo Jung Suk), Lee Gak begins to play Yong Tae Yong who regains some consciousness. Tae Mu confidently convenes the emergency director's meeting to 'dismiss the CEO.'
In the preview video at the end of episode 15, Lee Gak debuts as the real Yong Tae Yong. He leaves the rooftop apartment, even Park Ha (Han Ji Min) whom he loves also doesn't know about it. Because Yong Tae Yong who is reborn returns to live in the grandmother's home.
Is it 3 drama series? Park Yoochun who plays 3 roles is amazing.


▲ Singer-actor Park Yoochun
This is where the acting of Park Yoochun sparkles. Is Lee Gak plays the fake Yong Tae Yong, or Park Yoochun plays the real Yong Tae Yong, although the name is the same, but it's the different characters, so in fact, it's closed to one person has to play 3 roles. But no matter it's Lee Gak, fake Yong Tae Yong, or real Yong Tae Yong, Park Yoochun accurately interprets them.
Park Yoochun who debuted in 2004 as a singer began his first ever acting in 2010′s "Sungkyunkwan Scandal". Through yearly solid training in 2011′s "Miss Ripley", he gained rapid development with just 3 dramas, the title of "actor" in front of his name, has come to the extent of not inferior with professional actors.
Although there are similarities, but Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong are two distinct characters. Park Yoochun can differentiate between Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong through his eyes' expressions, which are clear even to viewers that the differences existed. The eyes which lost focus of human vegetable is none other than Park Yoochun. Thanks to the short video preview, audience is looking forward to see him playing another Yong Tae Yong.
"Actor" Park Yoochun who is far better than viewership ratings.


▲ "Rooftop Prince" poster
"Rooftop Prince" is competing with KBS2′s "Man From the Equator" and MBC's "The King 2 Hearts". Although its viewership ratings do not rank first, but it's not ranked bottom either. According to AGB Nielson media research, episode 15 of "Rooftop Prince" aired on May 9th, 2012 had the rating of 11.6%, losing to 14.6% of "Man From the Equator", and having a slight edge to 11.1% of "The King 2 Hearts". But dramas have been overtaking each others, the ranking is fluctuating, so it's possible that there may be completely different pattern of ranking at their finale.
But to Park Yoochun, "Rooftop Prince" is more important than the ratings. Through the drama, his acting once again won recognition. "Rooftop Prince" has a crucial impacton the future acting of Park Yoochun. In future when talking about "Park Yoochun", the people who would think of "actor" will be increasing.

Source: OhMyNews
Credit: Asian-Drama

[PICTURE] Dream Concert 2012 Red Carpet photos!

Posted: 12 May 2012 03:09 AM PDT

T-ara
Dream Concert 2012 will begin in a while.

Top KPop idols such as TVXQ, SNSD, 2AM, 2PM, MISS A, SECRET, IU, MBLAQ, SISTAR, BEAST, T-ARA, TEEN TOP, 4MINUTE, INFINITE, ZE:A, KARA, 4MINUTE, DAVICHI and K.Will will take on the stage later today.

For the time being,check out the red carpet photos here,we will continue to update this post from time to time!







KARA

Teen Top

Secret

B1A4

BEAST

2AM

Davichi

TVXQ

INFINITE

MBLAQ
RaNia

[INFO] EMI Music's "EMI SHINee.App" Application for Android!

Posted: 12 May 2012 02:23 AM PDT



EMI Music has come out with a new SHINee application.

The app comes free-of-charge, featuring a handy listing of the latest SHINee news, official videos, and a handy route map showing the location of SHINee's concert venues. (For example, SHINee's Tokyo venue/concert dates are shown in the screenshot.) A profile of SHINee is also included for newcomers. The app was created as a sort of companion to SHINee's Japanese tour. Although it is only available for the Android for now, an iPhone version is currently being worked on.

The app may be downloaded through Google here.

Additional Details
Current Version: 1.0.1
Requires Android: 2.2 and up
Category: Music & Audio
Size: 18M
Price: Free
Content Rating: Low Maturity


Source: Google, eimanjjong
Written by: SHINee Forums International (shineee.net)

[VIDEO] A Pink made a Hush comeback on Music Core!

Posted: 12 May 2012 02:14 AM PDT

From left to right: Yookyung, Eunji, Bomi, Na Eun, Chorong, Hayoung and Namjoo


A Pink made their return on Music Core with latest hit song Hush,enjoy their performance here!

[VIDEO] Hello Venus made their hot debut on Music Core!

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:42 AM PDT




New girls Hello Venus made their debut on Music Core with their debut title song Venus.

Member Yoonjo was not able to perform on stage today due to injury,check out Venus performance by Nara,Alice,Ara,Yooyoung and Lime!

[NEWS] Yoochun To go to Hospital for Checkup After Rooftop Prince!

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:41 AM PDT

With only 4 episode remaining to the grand finale of SBS drama "Rooftop Prince", what's the plan of JYJ's Micky Yoochun after the end of the series?
Park Yoochun is now devoting wholeheartedly his fighting spirit in filming of "Rooftop Prince" since the beginning. Days ago, he even met with accident due to tight schedule causing fatigue driving by his manager.
With impending end of the drama, a person closes to Park Yoochun said, "Filming may be done until the day of the broadcast of last episode. After the end of the series, above all is to rest immediately, and after resting will also go to hospital."




From the beginning to end of shooting for "Rooftop Prince", Park Yoochun experienced a lot of things. In the accident days ago, he didn't even have time to go to hospital for medical examination. Thus, after the end of the drama, Park Yoochun will go to the hospital for checkup, and take a good rest.

Credit: DramaHavan

[NEWS] Introducing; EXO-K ‘6 members, 6 colours’!

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:19 AM PDT



It has been 2 years since SM Entertainment has revealed a new group and 4 years since they have decided to release a new boy group with EXO-K. Since entering the scene this year, they have caused the competition between rookie artists to become even fiercer. 

On March 31st through their showcase, EXO-K has started their promotions with 'MAMA'. Since TVXQ, EXO-K has reintroduced SM entertainment's music-performance style (SMP) and has caused the hearts of many fans to pound. Instead of the on-stage, fierce man image, we will introduce you the charms of EXO-K. A group with '6 members & 6 colours'.

# The group's Guardian, Leader Suho.
"My biggest charm would have to be my heart which cares and loves the other members. My name even became Suho because they said I was a leader who guarded the other members. (Note: Suho In Korean means guardian). Since 2006 I started trainee life so I am the most Sunbae." (Note: Sunbae is used to address someone who has been in the same field of work for longer than oneself).

# Tanned, dancing machine Kai.
"My specialities are dancing. Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop etc. The thing that I am most confident in and represent in this team is…. Black? I have a sexy, slightly tanned skin tone. Maybe that is why I wear performance clothes that don't have sleeves. (laughs)."

# The boy that plays instruments and possesses a bright smile, Chanyeol.
"I think my charm is my low voice and skinny, dried fish-like body? (laughs) People around me called me 'the nation's dried fish' (Note: Meaning he was skinny). I also play the guitar, drums, base and djembe (Note: This is an African drum). Rap and Acting are also my specialities."

Eye line, Charming man, Baekhyun.
"I guess my greatest charm would have to be my eye line? They say that you can't really see my double eye lids inside. You can feel a breathless charm from my eye line. (laughs).I'm a guy that has a combination of a manly side, which you can see through my Aikido (Habkido in Korean) skills and a soft/sensitive side through my piano skills."

# 3 Minute Chef, D.O.
"Just the fact that I am me is a charm. I am always serious. I am also good at cooking. There's that type of cooking where they say 'In 3 minutes you can do it' right? I also make new recipes and food menus. Sometimes I make pasta with Kimchi in it (Note: Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish that is a pickled spicy cabbage). Making the members starve then serving them the food is also another way (to make them eat it)."

# Milky white skinned maknae, Sehun. (Note: Maknae means youngest)
"I guess the biggest charm I have is the cuteness that only the maknae can possess. I have a different milky skin tone in comparison to Kai hyung. I am so white that when we stand next to each other people call us 'Black and White'."


Source: Sports Hanguk
Translated by Exotic @ CODE:EXO 

[NEWS] 2NE1xFPM performs ‘LIKE A VIRGIN’ in front of 400 fans for the first time

Posted: 12 May 2012 01:00 AM PDT


4-member South Korean girl group 2NE1, whose debut work spectacularly landed #1 on the Oricon charts last year and was also crowned by MTV (America) as the "Best New Band in the World" by the end of the same year, held their secret fan event on May 2 at Shibuya's WOMB, performing their rendition of 'LIKE A VIRGIN' for the first time.

Those who purchased their first Japanese album entitled "COLLECTION" that was released on March 28 (and could be considered as a "Japanese best" album) were eligible for the lottery application for this event; the invitation was included in the album. 400 fans were chosen to participate in this secret party. " As they would always meet the Japanese fans in large stages, the small assembly hall was decided on for 2NE1 to be able to communicate and "play" with their fans in a close distance," was said of the concept of this event.

In this fan meeting, they displayed four of their songs, 'I AM THE BEST', 'UGLY', 'SCREAM' and 'LIKE A VIRGIN' from their album 'COLLECTION'. Among other things, the song [LIKE A VIRGIN], used in a TV CM, was performed for the very first time. The famous music producer FPM*, who produced this song, was present in the event, joining 2NE1 on stage for the performance. Also, their labelmate SE7EN made a quick stage appearance, surprising the members of 2NE1 and the 400 fans at the event.

At the conclusion of the event, Leader CL commented with a bright smile, "While it's fun to perform on a huge stage during our solo tour, YG Family concerts and such, it's really enjoyable to hold a live on a small stage as we can feel the fans' great enthusiasm in such a close proximity. 2NE1′s concept is to "play" together with the fans, and today I think that we were able to exactly do that: play with everyone. Today too, we performed "LIKE A VIRGIN" live for the very first time. We had the privilege of making a cover of a song done by Madonna who we look up to, and we're really happy about that. We also had the honor of showcasing it on stage with FPM who produced the song for us. From the bottom of our hearts, we're grateful and we had a really good time with everyone."

After the event, 2NE1 personally waited by the exit to give out special presents to each of the fans in attendance, surprising them. The event was covered on TV provided below with English subtitles in case you missed it.

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*FMP – Tomoyuki Tanaka is an electronic music artist/DJ, better known by his stage name of Fantastic Plastic Machine. Tanaka is considered to be part of the Shibuya-kei movement, drawing heavily from bossa nova, lounge music, soft rock, and French pop, but he also incorporates many other types of music.

Source: Musicman-Net

Translated by: Jinhae @ YGLadies.com

[NEWS] Park Yoo Chun Very Grateful to Praises on His Acting!

Posted: 12 May 2012 12:57 AM PDT

Park Yoo Chun who is starring in SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" was expressing gratitude towards the praises by viewers for his acting.
Park Yoo Chun is playing two characters in "Rooftop Prince", namely Lee Gak who time traveled from Joseon Dynasty to modern era, and 3rd generation of chaebol Home and Shopping company of present times, Yong Tae Yong.
After the broadcast of "Rooftop Prince", entertainment industry and audience have been given praises to the acting of Park Yoo Chun. Playing the two roles of Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong, Park Yoo Chun not only portrayed the majestic shown by Yong Tae Yong and Lee Gak when handling cases, but he has also portrayed the loving expression in front of Park Ha (Han Ji Min), the comical actions when together with his courtiers, and other variety of charms, perfectly demonstrated the 6 different delicate emotional changes.


To this end, Park Yoo Chun won the praises from audience, "So far, he's the definitely the first in acting among idols," "The real skillful actor Park Yoo Chun," "If all idols have acting like Park Yoo Chun, there won't be controversy," and so on.
With regard to the such a enthusiast reactions by audience, Park Yoo Chul conveyed his appreciation through his management agency on May 10th, 2012, "Very grateful to audience who paid so many attention to the roles played by me which have different characteristics." He went on to say, "Although it's performance done under various sudden situations, but more so, the character of Lee Gak seems to be even more rich. Although only 5 episodes remaining, but there are still many stories left, so do looking forward to it."
On the other hand, the returning of Yong Tae Yong who is presumed to be dead has heighten the tension, and the "Rooftop Prince" in big reversal broadcast its 16th episode on May 10th, 2012.

Source: Nate
Credit: Asian-Drama

[VIDEO] IU reveals new NONGSHIM Black Shin Ramen CF

Posted: 12 May 2012 12:30 AM PDT


Here's the latest CF from IU.
This features NONGSHIM Black Shin Ramen.



Credits: ninano4u@YT

[NEWS] Pupil Acting of Yoochun A Challenge to Uhm Tae Woong!

Posted: 12 May 2012 12:24 AM PDT

The pupil acting by Park Yoochun is drawing attention from netizens.
Recently, a few photos with the title of "Park Yoochun's pupil acting" were published on a bulletin board. The photos published were the images of singer-actor Park Yoochun from the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" episode 15 aired on May 9th, 2012. In the drama, Park Yoochun time traveled through 300 years to come to modern society, and plays the two roles of Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong, and has been highly praised.
The day's broadcast depicted Yong Tae Mu (Lee Tae Sung) brings Yong Tae Yong who is in vegetative state without conscious for 2 years after the accident in the United Status back to South Korea. In the scene, the pupil acting of Park Yoochun firmly grasped the audience's attention. The eyes' expression of Yong Tae Yong when regaining consciousness from vegetative state and looking at Yong Tae Mu is making people reminiscent of pupil acting of actor Uhm Tae Woong.



In KBS2 drama "Man From the Equator", Uhm Tae Woong is playing the role of Kim Sun Woo who has visual impairment, showing acting skill that made people's hair stands on end. The pupil acting of Park Yoochun also amazed viewers, who said, "The pupil acting of Park Yoochun is great," "Comparable to Uhm Tae Woong who has the best pupil acting," "The eyes' expression that will make Yong tae Mu collapsed, even me also collapsed after watching it, "Look at the eyes, really creepy," "Want to duel with pupil's acting," "It's not joking," "Completely shocking eyes" and so on.

Source: Nate
Credit: DramaHavan