Sunday, May 27, 2012

"[PICTURES] After School members take the runway at Tokyo Girls Collection 2012" plus 24 more

Posted: 27 May 2012 08:10 AM PDT
On May 26, After School members Kahi, Jung Ah, Juyeon and Nana participated in Tokyo Girls Collection 2012 event. The girls take the runway by carrying sophisticated and casual look attire. The girls look stunningly beautiful and each of them projected a pose at audience.

Credit: as tagged via fyafterschool + visualkpop
Posted: 27 May 2012 07:42 AM PDT
FT Island unveiled a group photo through their official Facebook account.

The boys said,

Finally, PLAY! FTISLAND in Taiwan concert is finished. With Taiwan fans fantastic event and enthusiastic support FTISLAND members could enjoy the concert. FTISLAND was really moved by your lovely event!!! So, FTISLAND also prepared some pictures holding heart cards and 5th anniversary plancard which all of you showed us in the concert. Once again thank you so much for your gorgeous event and please show us your ever lasting love

Congratulations to them for ending the concert successfully
Posted: 27 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT

On her Facebook account, Han Ji Min posted a photo with Yoochun.
In the photo collage the cute couple enjoying the "beach" and look brightly together. The couple shots show how close they've become even after the drama.

Fans commented, "You're the best couple ever lee gak & pakha"," I miss you both already!","You make a good couple!"

Source: Han Ji Min Facebook

Posted: 27 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Girl's Day Minah talked about the ideal guy she likes.

On May 26th episode of MBC's Quiz Change the World, Kim Bu Sun, Lim Sung Min, Park Myung Soo, Kim Kyung Jin, Choi Koon, Kim Ga Yeon, Ahn Moon Suk, Girl's Day's Min Ah and You ra, and Park Joo Hee appeared.

When asked what she wants to do when she became adult, Minah shyly answered, "I want to go out for a date when I turned 20".

The host asked if she has ideal type , she answered, "I want to have a walk around a fountain with my boyfriend at night and talk with him."

Source: TV Report
Posted: 27 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

SISTAR's Hyolin forehead is garnering attention.

A photo of Hyolin titled "Why Hyolin hides her forehead" was uploaded in an online community board.

The photo is a screenshot during her appearance in KBS2TV's Immortal Song 2- Sing the Legends. In this, fans found it amusing when the wind exposed her wide forehead.

Netizens commented, "Her forehead is really wide","It's amusing!","So that's why she needs bangs"

Source: TV Report
Posted: 27 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

On May 27th, Girls' Generation – TTS won first place on SBS's "Inkigayo" for the third week in a row, earning the show's Triple Crown for their first song as a subunit, "Twinkle". Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun have now won three times in a row on all of the major music shows, including Mnet's "M! Countdown", MBC's "Show Champion", and KBS's "Music Bank", in addition to "Inkigayo".
As always, Girls' Generation – TTS delivered a fun and exciting performance of "Twinkle" before the winner was revealed. Sporting brand-new outfits with shirts that showed their concept photos, they performed for a supportive audience which responded with fanchants and by singing along.
Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun also appeared in a brief interview segment to receive their award won during last week's "Inkigayo", which they were unable to attend due to SMTOWN Live in Los Angeles.
Check out the interview segment, Girls' Generation – TTS's performance of "Twinkle", and the acceptance speech for this week's win below.

Sources: bug, bug, bug
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Edited by: MoonSoshi9@soshified
Posted: 27 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

The Kpop Academy was a course offered by London's Korean Cultural Center which taught students about Korean culture.

Source: kpopfanuk

Posted: 27 May 2012 04:40 AM PDT
Girl's Day's Minah updated her Twitter with a pair of new photos.

She said,"The schedule ended so i am very happy to take some photos".

She snapped 2 close-up photos of herself in cute expressions.

Fans who saw the photos commented,"She's cute","20 years old is still young" and etc.
Posted: 27 May 2012 04:10 AM PDT
4Minute's leader Nam Ji Hyun updated her Twitter on 27th May with a new selca.

She said,"At the hall getting ready for performance in front of couples who are getting married soon!Woah,many people are getting married lately!Attended a wedding yesterday too,must be happy!"

Fans commented that she looks cute and gorgeous as usual in the photo above,like her new selca?
Posted: 27 May 2012 03:48 AM PDT

Hi, this is guitarist JongHyun.Today You.Have.To.Watch A Gentleman's Dignity too. Every weekend you gotta see Sekwang & Collin~So good ^^

안녕하세요.기타치는 종현입니다. 오늘도 역시나 신사의품격 본.방.사.수 주말은 세광이도 보고 콜린도 보고~좋군요^^

Streaming "A Gentleman's Dignity" and "My Husband Got A Family" at
Every Saturday and Sunday at 9:50PM KST for "A Gentleman's Dignity" and at 7:55PM KSt for "My Husband Got A Family"
Watch [Engsub] A Gentleman's Dignity Episode 1 HERE
Source: @CNBLUE_4
Translated by Henna@cnbluestorm
Posted by AJ@cnbluestorm
Posted: 27 May 2012 03:25 AM PDT
4Minute's maknae Sohyun garnered much attention with her new set of selcas.

she is seen posing in various expressions in the photos above,showing off her innocent charm.

She said,"let's meet at the hip hop concert:.

Which photo is your favorite?
Posted: 27 May 2012 03:23 AM PDT

"2012 YG Family Concert in Japan (temporary title)"
2012.7.18 On Sale!
[Limited Edition]
3DVD: 8800yen – deluxe sleeve digipak edition

DISC1 & DISC2:2012 YG Family Concert in Japan Concert footage.
DISC3:Bonus features
※Only in the limited edition
※There is a possibility that not all of the music performances will be included. Please note this beforehand.

[Regular Edition]
2DVD: 6800yen

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Posted: 27 May 2012 02:50 AM PDT

F.CUZ made the audience shake their hips with a dance song that emanates a summer atmosphere.

F.CUZ rocked the stage on the May 25th episode of KBS2 'Music Bank,' MC'ed by UEE and Lee Jangwoo.

On this day, F.CUZ wore matching blue jackets that gave off the summer feel. Their firm 'horse' muscled bodies and synchronized choreography that matched angles made people guess that they had experience that is not rookie-like.

Their title song 'No. 1' was made from a joint project between Monday Kiz's leader Lee Jinsung and Melodin Junyoung, who has worked with Hwanhee, Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior, and other SM artists. It incorporates an electronic sound and the worldwide trend dubstep into K-POP with a pop melody.

Original: TV Daily

Translation: MaxRide @ Fcuzed

Posted: 27 May 2012 02:10 AM PDT

The Asia Fashion Exchange 2012, into its third year now, was held from May 16th to the 20th. This year, labels Mugler's creative director Nicola Formichetti walked the stage with designer Thierry Mugler in Singapore last week for their Audi Fashion Festival Opening Show of Mugler A/W 2012.

Nicola Formichetti (35) is also on his Asian tour, which has taken him to Beijing for the launching of Nicola Formichetti's Nicopanda. Nicola Formichetti sat down for an interview and discussed the trajectory of Formichetti's career—from his early years, on meeting and working with Lady Gaga [Lady Gaga's meat dress, anyone?] to creative director of Mugler, and his favorite groups, 2NE1 and Big Bang.

Nicola Formichetti was born in Shizuoka, Japan to a Japanese mother and Italian Father.

Q: As an Asian and a European, what do you know about Korea…

NF: "I'm a huge fan of Big Bang and 2NE1. I can even sing 2NE1's songs. Just this morning, I listened to 2NE1's "Scream" and Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby". (Takes out his iPhone and shows 

us the playback list.) This is a secret, but I might work with 2NE1 in the future."

-omitted non 2NE1-related-

A/N: Nicola Formichetti is most widely known as the new creative director for the French fashion house MUGLER, and for being a frequent collaborator with singer-songwriter and performance artist Lady Gaga. Formichetti is also known as fashion director of Vogue Hommes Japan, is a contributing editor of several other fashion magazines, and is fashion director for the clothing company Uniqlo.

Source : Naver
Translated By :
Posted: 27 May 2012 01:12 AM PDT

"Who are you guys?"

The six boys who said that they had superpowers so naturally... "It's like having become the main characters of 'Marvel Comics.'" Kai(18) has the power of teleportation, D.O.(19) has the power of a beast, BaekHyun(20) has light, ChanYeol(20) has fire, SeHun(18) has wind, and leader Suho(21) has the power to control water," they all say.

They are SM Entertainment's new group EXO-K, who has released their first mini-album 'MAMA' in the first week of April and has made their mark in the music industry.

When asked "Who assigned you those superpowers?", the boys bit their tongues slightly but replied carefully, "Lee SooMan." Indeed, it was rumored on the internet that the SM representative Lee SooMan is a free mason.

The team's name, EXO, is from the word EXOPLANET which stands for a planet outside of the solar system. Suho explained, "It means that we're new stars coming from an unknown planet."

EXO is composed of 12 trainees who trained at SM between 1 to 5 years. They are divided into EXO-K and EXO-M, who promotes in Korea and China respectively. Their title track 'MAMA' was composed by hit producer Yoo YoungJin and is receiving good reviews as it is reviving the genre of SM Performance.

"It's an SMP that hasn't been shown for a while. Though some say that the SMP that blossomed during the H.O.T. era is out of season, we think that it's something fresh to the youth of today. We've given it our own color with a more majestic sound, Gregorian chants' medieval melody, and our splendid dance." (Suho, Kai, BaekHyun)

After H.O.T., TVXQ, and Girls' Generation, EXO makes their debut four years after SHINee's debut. The pressure must be great.

"During our March Showcase, we were so nervous to the point that we could have had a mental breakdown. We even forgot to introduce ourselves at the right time. We are worried that we won't be able to follow our seniors' footsteps and reach their level of success, but we'll work hard." (All)

EXO-K also has charms aside from music. Kai has a high-class dance performance, D.O. is a top-notch chef with his spaghetti and fried rice dishes, and Chanyeol and Sehun are the team's mood makers.

Leader Suho, who attends the Korea National University Of Arts, is placed within the top 50 out of the 400 at the school in Gangnam. Baekhyun has a 'variety-ready' humor. He perfectly imitated Kwon Sang Woo, who appeared in the Spirit of Jeet Kune Do.

"SM not only looks at talent, but also considers personality and impression as important aspects as well. We receive personality education. Before our debut, we volunteered at an elderly home near our dorm with our manager for six months. We also learned sign language at a school for the deaf and had a fun time with the preschool children." (Chanyeol, Sehun)

Finally, EXO revealed that their goal was to have their music be known to the whole world like the other artists from SM Entertainment who lead the Hallyu wave.

"We want to take after SHINee's stylish appearance, Super Junior's variety skill, and TVXQ's magnificent performance. But before that, we will have to win the rookie award."

source: DongA
translations by: GuardianAngel@CXO 
Posted: 27 May 2012 01:04 AM PDT

Sexy diva G.Na made her long-awaited comeback on Inkigayo with 2Hot,check out her performance here!
Posted: 27 May 2012 01:03 AM PDT
Congratulations to TaeTiSeo once again for their 3rd victory on inkigayo.

Also check out the performance clips of the show too!

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:44 AM PDT
Check out VIXX's debut stage on Inkigayo.

The boys performed Super Hero on the show,enjoy their performance!

Posted: 27 May 2012 12:42 AM PDT

INFINITE sing the Eco Drive song on Inkigayo,check out the clip here!
Posted: 27 May 2012 12:39 AM PDT

B1A4 made their comeback on Inkigayo with new song Baby Goodnight,check out their adorable performance here!
Posted: 27 May 2012 12:38 AM PDT

Check out JJ Project's debut performance on Inkigayo!
Posted: 27 May 2012 12:00 AM PDT
Big Bang has been revealing still images from their Monster MV from their upcoming special edition album titled 'Still Alive'.

Images so far featuring G-Dragon, TOP and Taeyang.

The Monster MV is schedule to be released on June 6.
Posted: 27 May 2012 12:00 AM PDT

Hello, this is J.Tune Camp.
This is the notice for 2012 MBLAQ Asia Tour 'THE BLAQ% TOUR IN SEOUL' fan club seats deposit The 2nd recruitment A+ who have applied for the seats should read the following information thoroughly (The list of fan club seat is posted on the notice below)
[Deposit Information] -Period: May 25 (Fri) ~ June 1 (Fri) -Deposit Account: For concert on 21st: 국민은행 273801-04-169209 김예지 For concert on 22nd: 국민은행 273802-04-141459 김예지
★After the deposit you MUST send the confirmation e-mail with the format below.
Announcement of list after deposit: June 4th (Mon)
[E-mail Format] -Mail Address : -Mail Title : date of the concert/Area/Applicant/number of people who made the deposit (Ex. 21일/A구역/양승호/4명) -Mail Content : 1. Name of Applicant : 2. Name the deposit was made in : 3. Deposit Amount : 4. Name of the Bank : 5. Applicant : Accompany 1 : Accompany 2 : Accompany 3 :
[Caution] -Make sure you are depositing the money to the right account according to the concert date -If the deposit have not been made within the given period, your will lose your place on the list -After the deposit period is over, your final seat number will be posted so please refrain yourself from calling us for the confirmation of the deposit. -Refund will not be made because of simple change in mind or any personal matters -You must send a confirmation e-mail after the deposit has been made.
[Note] -If only part of your group is buying the ticket, deposit the right amount and send the e-mail Ex) Yang Seungho, Jung Byunghee, Lee Changsun has applied but Yang Seungho, and Jung Byunghee deposited the money
[For people who are on the waiting list for C area of the concert on 22nd!] -if you are on C area waiting list for the concert on 22nd, deposit the money only if you are ok with being the later number of A area. -If there is a cancel ticket in C area, you will be placed according to your waiting list numbers who have deposited the money. -If there is no cancel ticket, all the people who have deposited the money from the C area waiting list will be place the later number of area A (number 283) automatically.

Source: MBLAQ's Daum Cafe
Translation: bcrystal89 @ Twitter

Posted: 26 May 2012 11:30 PM PDT

After FT Island's successful live performance in Taiwan, member Jaejin left a message in Warner Musica Taiwan's Facebook to thank their fans.

Translation: Taiwan!! omg! Thank you. Thank you very much.
The live performance was great and it's good to see everyone's happy faces.
The event which the fans did for us was fantastic! I'm sorry for my mistake in Chineseㅜㅜ
I will do well in future.
It's a pity that our schedule is very short!
See all of you again next time!


Jaejin 대만!!omg!땡큐 너무고마워요
라이브도좋았고 여러분들 행복한얼굴보는게 너무좋았습니다
팬여러분들이 해주신 이벤트도 너무좋았습니다! 중국어틀린거 미안해요ㅜㅜ
앞으로 잘하겠습니다
이번 일정이 너무짧아서아쉽네요!

Credit: Warner Music Taiwan Facebook + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)