Monday, May 21, 2012

"[VIDEO] Heo Young Saeng unveiled Crying MV!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] Heo Young Saeng unveiled Crying MV!" plus 24 more


[VIDEO] Heo Young Saeng unveiled Crying MV!

Posted: 21 May 2012 09:14 AM PDT

Check out the full MV of Heo Young Saeng's new song titled Crying!

[NEWS] U-KISS on their Colombian Experience & Repackaged Mini-Album!

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:57 AM PDT


U-KISS recently held a public performance at an event in Colombia.

We met with U-KISS on the 18th, in the dressing room of KBS Music Bank, to chat with them about their experience. Their first response was "The passion from the fans was incredible!".

U-KISS was in Colombia on April 12 for the open music festival as the Korean representative. They graced the same stage as Shakira had. The group made a layover stop to America on their way to Colombia, they said, "Our schedule is extremely tight, so after the performance we had about a day to explore around Colombia", "Every time we walked around, there were people who recognized us from afar".

Climbing the mountains were certainly not easy. The group is still trying to accommodate the time difference to perform on music shows, they added, "The mountains were difficult [to climb], it hurt our head a bit", "But if we were to get another chance, we'd definitely go again".

U-KISS is currently promoting their 6th mini-album title track, "DORADORA". They are wrapping up their preparations for a repackaged album that is to be released in the first week of June and it will include a new track especially for their fans.




Credits: Oh My News + ROCKETBOXX.NET

[NEWS] Juniel to debut with ‘Fool’ – a duet song with Jung YongHwa!

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:45 AM PDT



JUNIEL will debut with a duet song with CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa
CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa directly involved in composing, writing lyrics, and even producing of JUNIEL- Jung Yongwa duet song 'Fool' that will be officially released at 22nd of May.
JUNIEL, who won 'Niji Iro Supernova', the Japan version of 'Superstar K', started her activity in Japan by releasing mini album 'Ready Go' in 2011.  Particularly, as a singer-songwriter, JUNIEL, who in Japan plays guitar and sings the songs, has been positioned herself as an artist who has her own color.
Meanwhile, JUNIEL Korean debut song will be released at 22nd of May at Mnet homepage as well as JUNIEL official homepage. JUNIEL will also commemorate her debut through a showcase which is scheduled to be held at 7th of June.

Source: news.mk.co.kr
Translated by: Rifni @JunielIndo

[NEWS] Lee Jonghyun’s first shooting – his deep, mysterious gaze and sweet smile are A Gentleman’s Dignity’s “visual terminator”?

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:31 AM PDT



The eye-catching photos of singer-turned-actor Lee Jonghyun's first shooting have been released to the public.


On May 2oth, the staff of SBS new weekend drama "A Gentleman's Dignity" (writer Kim Eunsook, director Shin Woocheol) unveiled the photos from the first filming for CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun, the singer who has started his small screen acting for this drama. In today's photos,Lee Jonghyun is showing excellent acting, with his cold stare and in contrast ,his mouth full of sweet smiles that can shake the women's hearts.



For this drama, Lee Jonghyun will be playing "Colin" who was born in America and raised in Japan. "Colin" is a mysterious and sad character which would appear later in A Gentleman's Dignity.

According to A Gentleman's Dignity crew, the scene was shot at a club in Itaewon where Lee Jonghyun met Kim Haneul's character for the first time and thus began their entangled fate.






As it was his first filming, Lee Jonghyun was so passionate towards his character and was asking opinions and sharing thoughts before the filming and that attitude has received praises from the staff.
Meanwhile, A Gentleman's Dignity, a star studded drama with Lee Jonghyun and the rest of the "flower guys" – Jang Donggun, Kim Sooro, Kim Minjung and Lee Jong Hyuk – will begin its first broadcast on May 26th.

Source: Daum | OhMyStar
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

[AUDIO] Listen to the English version of G.NA's I'll Back Off So You Can Live!

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:27 AM PDT


Check out the English version audio of G.Na's debut song I'll Back Off So You Can Live featuring BEAST's Junhyung.


Here is the original korean version of this song,which version do you prefer?

[NEWS] Big Bang to make a Comeback in June with Special Edition Album “Still Alive”!

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:18 AM PDT


 Big Bang has revealed they will be making a comeback on June 3rd (2nd US) with Special Edition album "Still Alive." It will feature the Korean version of their Japanese songs "Ego" and Feeling" as well as 3 new songs "Bingle Bingle," "Monster," and "Still Alive." Follow Asia 24/7′s countdown and check back for more info as it is released.
NOTE: This is the repackage Alive album to be released in Korea and is different from the Monster Edition Album. which will be released in Japan on June 16th!




Source: yg-life.com

[NEWS] After School attends the ‘Samantha Thavasa Shopping Experience’ event

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT


After School members (Kahi, Uee, Jooyeon, Jungah, Raina, Lizzy, Nana, Kaeun, E-Young) attended the 'Samantha Thavasa Shopping Experience' event at the Myeongdong Lotte Shopping Center on the 19th.

On this day, the members of After School walked the runway with Japanese model Ebihara Yuri for the special themed fashion show. They also sang the recently released song in Japan for a special mini concert.

The first 10 people to arrive at the event were lucky enough to receive a highly sought after Japanese album of After School, signed by all the members and they were able to take pictures with the members as well.


Source: OSEN via Nate
Credits + Share: Iceprinceafterschool @ASAP

[NEWS] MYNAME signs with major record label in Japan

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:15 AM PDT


MYNAME has become the first K-pop artist to sign with Yoshimoto Creative Agency, a major Japan entertainment agency, to make their official Japanese debut in July.

On May 18th, Yoshimoto Creative Agency announced that MYNAME signed a contract and became the 1st Korean talent in 100 years of the firm's history to go under their management. Yoshimoto Creative Agency is planning on promoting the group on a very large scale as they prepare for their comeback performances.

Meanwhile, MYNAME will be making their local comeback this coming June. Earlier today, the group unveiled their first music video teaser for "Hello & Goodbye."

[PICTURE] 2NE1’s Dara promotes MBLAQ’s ‘THE BLAQ% TOUR’

Posted: 21 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT


2NE1 member and proud noona Sandara Park shows her support for her younger brother Thunder and his group, MBLAQ.

On May 21st, Dara posted a photo of MBLAQ's 'THE BLAQ% TOUR' banner on her me2day and wrote, "Aw what is this! What is this! Ke I found this when I went to Hongdae! MBLAQ Concert on July 21?? Dudung… Do you remember what happened last summer? Cheondoongie had a concert a week before our concert, and we were so busy rehearsing that it was so hard to go and watch it, it was a really busy time.. Ke And this year, again without fail! It's fate! +.+ Really~ Getting to be very busy! Fighting! ^.^"

The 2NE1 member added, "Let's spend this summer vacation watching the hot MBLAQ concert, 2NE1 concert!!!"

MBLAQ will be holding 'THE BLAQ% TOUR' as a way of reciprocating the love of the fans from all over Asia. The tour will kick off at the end of June, having 12 shows in 6 countries with Seoul, South Korea as their third stop. The Seoul leg of the tour will take place at the Olympic Park on July 21 and 22.

Meanwhile, 2NE1 is also scheduled to hold their second concert in July, a month or so after the release of their comeback album.


Credit: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] 2NE1 to release new album on June + concert on July

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:45 AM PDT


The 4 members of 2NE1, Gong Minzy, Sandara Park, Park Bom, and CL, would be releasing a new album and returning to the domestic fans after a year.

A representative from 2NE1's entertainment agency, YG Entertainment, told Star News on the afternoon of the 21st that, "2NE1 would be releasing a new Korean album in mid-June," he said. The representative continued, "Producer Teddy has already completed 7 or more wonderful songs for 2NE1," he revealed.

It's been approximately 11 months since 2NE1 released "2NE1 2nd Mini Album" during July of last year, in Korea. In 2NE1′s 2nd mini album, their songs "Don't Cry," "Lonely" "I Am The Best," "Hate You," and "Ugly" all became great hits. As is expected from 2NE1, many of their songs become extremely popular every time they release a new album, and thus this news of a new album to be released locally has attracted a lot of interest.

YG Entertainment also said, "At present, 2NE1′s new album that is set for release hasn't been finalized yet; we cannot confirm as to whether it will be a regular album, or a mini album," he stated.

2NE1 is also scheduled to hold their second concert in July, a month or so after the release of their new album.

On August of last year, 2NE1 held their very successful first concert at the Seoul Olympic Hall in a span of three days. After concentrating on their advancement and promotions in Japan, along with their Nolza Japan concert tour, this meeting between 2NE1 and the domestic fans after a long time is something that is sure to have a lot of expectations.

YG Entertainment said, "We would be making an official announcement once the concert details become all fixed," he continued, "We also hope that you all have fun with 2NE1 this summer," he finished.


Source: Naver News
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] INFINITE halts the street of Hongdae

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:31 AM PDT


With the entrance of INFINITE, the front road of Seoul, Hongdae was blocked.

INFINITE was in the middle of doing pre-recordings for KBS 2TV 'Live Nationwide News' on the afternoon of the 19th near Hongdae. Although they recorded for around 20 minutes, they had to leave the scene quicker than planned because many people started to gather up.

After this, pictures from the scene were posted on various online communities, allowing you to guess what the atmosphere was like at that time.

Around 500~600 fans who wanted to meet Infinite close up, gathered at the scene and created an overcrowded situation. However, they say that Infinite consistently held a bright expression.

Meanwhile, INFINITE revealed their 3rd mini album, 'INFINITIZE', on the 15th and are now continuing active promotions with their title song, 'The Chaser'.


Source: OSEN
Trans: hyejin @ infinite updates

[NEWS] Ha Ji Won and Ha Jung Woo Voted Most Popular Movie Stars

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:18 AM PDT


Ha Jung Woo and Ha Ji Won have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in an email poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the nation's largest film ticketing site MaxMovie.

Some 25,784 people voted from April 18 to May 5. The two drew 10.1 and 13.7 percent of the votes respectively. But Song Kang Ho and Jeon Do Yeon were chosen as the best -- as opposed to most popular -- actor and actress, with 18 and 23.3 percent.

Since the poll targeted online users of MaxMovie who had been to the cinema at least once last year, it probably reflects moviegoers' preferences more accurately than other surveys.

◆ Popularity vs. Acting Skills

Comparison with a similar survey in April last year reveals that people prefer actors with both acting skills and popular appeal. Ha Jung Woo soared from eighth place in the popularity list in 2011 to the top this year after he appeared in a series of recent hit movies including "The Client," "Love Fiction," and "Nameless Gangster."

New entrants on the list are Park Hae-il (fourth with 8.7 percent), Kim Yoon Seok (sixth with 4 percent), and Choi Min Sik (eighth with 3.6 percent). All the three impressed moviegoers with their acting skills in box office hits such as "Arrow - The Ultimate Weapon," "Punch," or "Nameless Gangster."

In contrast, Won Bin and Kang Dong Won, who ranked first and third respectively last year, fell to fifth and ninth place since they have not appeared in any films released this year. Jang Dong-gun and Lee Byung Hun did not make the list although they took the No. 6 and 10 spots last year.

Nine of the 10 most popular actors were also on the list of the most skilled actors, with the exception of Kang Dong-won in the former and Sol Kyung-gu in the latter.

But among actresses, only six found their names on both of the lists. Moon So-ri (fifth with 6.1 percent), Yoon Yeo-jeong (sixth with 3.8 percent), Kim Hye-ja (ninth with 2.5 percent) and Kim Yun-jin (10th with 2.5 percent) were voted as having good acting skills but not on the popularity list, suggesting that the popularity of actresses has less correlation with their acting skills than their male counterparts.

Among directors, Bong Joon-ho was picked as the best with 19.8 percent. Im Kwon-taek slipped from the top last year to third place with 9.22 percent. Kang Woo-suk and Kang Je-gyu, star directors in the 1990s and the early 2000s, ranked in the top 10 but were outperformed by Bong and Park Chan-wook (second place with 9.68 percent), who are becoming well known overseas.

Kang Je-gyu saw his ranking fall from third in 2011 to sixth (3.84 percent) this year after his film "My Way" tanked. Kang Woo-suk managed to hold on to fourth place but he garnered a mere 5.72 percent, down from last year's 14.1 percent.

This year's top 10 list has the same names on it as last year's, with the exception of Byun Young-joo (eighth with 3.50 percent), but the order changed. "Once established, directors' recognition appears to last longer than actors," MaxMovie analyzed.

◆ Theater Attendance

When asked about their favorite ways of watching films, 82.5 percent said going to movie theaters, up from last year's 66.1 percent. Next came downloading movies on the Internet at 8.1 percent, down from 27.7 percent last year. A glut of 3D movies seems to attract people to cinemas.


Source: ChosunIlbo

[PICTURE] Hyuknalisa?

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:10 AM PDT

Super Junior's Lee Teuk unveiled a funny photo through his official Twitter.

He said,"Hyuknalisa,sorry Eun Hyuk,but you become more charming:...

Fans replied to the photo,"It's funny,what's Eun Hyuk looking at","Lee Teuk oppa is so creative".

Do you have any opinion to share?

[NEWS] So Ji Sub was attracted by uniqueness of ‘Ghost’

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:05 AM PDT


Actor So Ji Sub, who takes on the role of Kim Woo-hyeon in the SBS TV drama special "Ghost", replied to writer Kim Eun Hee's compliments about him.

It seems that Kim shouted for joy when she got news that So Ji Sub was cast for the drama she wrote.

She put great expectations on him saying, "Because he's an actor who's done well so far, I'm anticipating a lot from his acting for this project as well."

So Ji Sub said modestly, "I saw what she said. I am grateful but you're overrating me."

He said, "I read the script and it was a very unique matter. I was appealed by its refreshing subject and it seemed like fun"."

"Ghost" will air following the conclusion of "The Rooftop Prince" and is about a cyber investigating cyber crime through SNS. The drama was written by Kim Eun Hee from "Sign" and will be aired on the 30th of May at 9:55 PM.

Source: Nate

[PICTURE] Posters of Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’ released

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:49 AM PDT


SBS upcoming drama "A Gentleman's Class" released the official couple posters of lead cast Kim Ha Neul and Jang Dong Gun.

"A Gentleman's Class" will focus on the love story between a rude architect and a bright and spunky high school ethics teacher. The drama also includes Kim Soo Ro, Kim Min Jong and Lee Jong Hyuk and will begin airing on May 26th.

[NEWS] Kim Jung Hoon & Ahn Seo Hyun say goodbye to ‘Foolish Mom’

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT


The singer-actor Kim Jung Hoon who is starring in SBS TV weekend drama "Foolish Mom" expressed his thoughts on the grand finale of the series.

On May 20th, 2012 Kim Jung Hoon published a photo of him with Ahn Seo Hyun who is playing the role of Young Joo's daughter, Da Byul, on Facebook. And he wrote, "Very grateful for been able to support 'Foolish Mom' all this while. Will meet everybody again in future with even better image and even more mature acting."

Kim Jung Hoon is playing the role of neurosurgeon Lee Je Ha who has continue obsession for Young Joo after meeting her early in the enrollment in college.

Netizens said, "The farewell with Dr. Lee Je Ha is so sad," "Because we watched the good drama, it's really great," and so on.

"Foolish Mon" aired its final episode on May 20th, 2012.


Source: dramahaven

[PICTURE] Jang Geun Seuk and YoonA in a sweet date

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:23 AM PDT


KBS 2TV Monday and Tuesday drama series "Love Rain" published a series of stills of Seo Joon (Jang Geun Suk) and Jung Ha Na (YoonA) are having a sweet dating.

In the episode 16 of "Love Rain" aired on May 15th, 2012, Seo Joon and Jung Ha Na broke up due to complicated four-corner love affair, however they still cannot forget each other. In episode 17 to air on May 21st, 2012, they will go to the countryside market for a dating.

Jang Geun Suk and YoonA completed the shooting of the scene in a market in Gangwon-do. The appearance of both persons attracted many onlookers. They are like a pair of real couple, looking into each other with smile, holding hands while moving forward, the sweet look attracted jealousy.




Source: TVDaily via dramahaven

[VIDEO] Teaser for Lee Jang Woo & Kim Sun Ah’s ‘I Do I Do’ revealed

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:10 AM PDT


MBC has released the first vide teaser for new Wednesday and Thursday drama "I Do, I Do", starring Kim Sun Ah and Lee Jang Woo. The 36-second video shows some highlights of hilarious and funny scenes of Hwang Ji Ahn (Kim Sun Ah) and Park Tae Kang (Lee Jang Woo) in the drama.

"I Do, I Do" is succeeding currently airing "The King 2 Hearts". The drama tells the tortuous love story of workaholic Hwang Ji Ahn and jobless Park Tae Kang who loves to show off but romantic. The drama will premiere on May 30th, 2012.

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk prepares food for YoonA like newlyweds

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:57 AM PDT


Jang Geun Suk and YoonA are interpreting the look of newlyweds in KBS2 drama series "Love Rain", arousing the curiosity of audience.

In the episode 17 of "Love Rain" to air on May 21st, 2012, they will spend a wonderful time together, Seo Joon (Jang Geun Suk) who looks doesn't know how to cook is preparing delicious meal for Jung Ha Na (YoonA), demonstrating his superb cuisine cooking.

Ha Na is looking forward to the cuisine prepared by Joon for her at the side, the two persons are as if sweet newlyweds, aroused the jealousy of the audience. The audience also curious what changes happened between them in the end.

Jang Geun Suk who loves to cook demonstrated the true level of cooking during the filming, amazed YoonA and crew members.

Netizens commented on the photos, "Jang Geun Suk who cooks seriously beside YoonA! Best husband," "I also want to taste the food done by Jang Geun Suk on behalf of YoonA," "Husband prepares meal for wife, really like a newlyweds," "The good look of two persons is enviable," and so on.

Staff crew said, "In episode 17, Seo Joon and Ha Na will spend a happy time of two persons. Hope everybody can look forward to the two persons who are like newlyweds."

Source: dramahaven

[PICTURE] Son Ye Jin is a goddess of Maldives

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:44 AM PDT


Actress Son Ye Jin became the goddess of Maldives in her latest pictorial for fashion magazine, Cosmopolitan.

For its June issue, Cosmopolitan magazine will feature Son Ye Jin in the beautiful beaches in Maldives. The actress showcased her sexy and flawless body, as she fashioned hot pants and a tank top with messy bun hairstyle. In another cut, she is wearing a white silky knit on top with just her bikini shorts on bottom.

[PICTURE] KARA’s Goo Hara enjoys her time off with BBQ and fireworks

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:31 AM PDT


KARA member Goo Hara recently enjoyed her well-deserved vacation break

On May 20th, Goo Hara tweeted, "Came to play in a rush. Kkak! So fun eating clams and playing with fire crackers enjoying games from the past", and attached a six-set photo shot.

In the photos, Goo Hara enjoyed a happy weekend with her family and friends. She is seen playing games at the arcades, playing with fire crackers and eating with her family.

Netizens commented, "It looks like she had a lot of fun going on a trip after a long while", "Where are you? Can I come with you?" and "I want to eat barbecued clams with Goo Hara."

[VIDEO] Dalmatian released dance practice video for E.R!

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:21 AM PDT

Check out the dance practice video of Dalmatian's E.R


[PICTURE] Super Junior’s Kibum bares sexy abs for ‘1st Look’

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:18 AM PDT


Super Junior's Kibum has gone completely topless in his latest pictorial for the fashion magazine '1st Look'.

On May 16th, '1st Look' published several photos featuring Kibum in various poses. Kibum showed off his innocent yet sexy, masculine look with his emotional gazes emphasized by black and white effects. In one cut, he proudly stand with his top off, showcasing his stunning six pack abs.

Meanwhile, Kibum will make his small screen comeback through tvN's upcoming drama 'I Love Italy' which will premiere on May 28th.




[VIDEO] INFINITE to hold fan meeting in Thailand in July

Posted: 21 May 2012 04:05 AM PDT


Idol group INFINITE has announced that they will be meeting their Thai fans in July.

On May 18th, event's promoter 411 Entertainment released a special video through its official Youtube channel featuring the INFINITE members. The video shows that INFINITE will be holding their 'Infinite Fun with INFINITE' fan meeting which will take place at the Impact Hall 2 in Thailand on July 28.

Meanwhile, INFINITE is currently busy promoting their latest title track "The Chaser" from their third mini album 'INFINITIZE'.

[NEWS] A-JAX to open for KARA’s concert in Japan

Posted: 21 May 2012 03:51 AM PDT


DSP Media's latest idol group, A-JAX will stand as the opening act for senior labelmates KARA's concert in Japan.

On May 21, DSP Media announced, A-JAX will be opening in front of 32,000 audience members at the Saitama leg of KARA's Asia concert tour, "KARASIA" on May 26 and 27. The boys will be performing a total of three tracks, including their pre-release, "Never Let You Go".

A-JAX members expressed, It is an honor to perform at such a big event before our debut. We think we would learn a lot by staging our performance in front of a large crowd. As it is a great opportunity, we're going to work hard to show our charm to the audience."

Source: Naver