Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"[VIDEO] WINK performed on 33th Labor Day Song Festival!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] WINK performed on 33th Labor Day Song Festival!" plus 24 more

[VIDEO] WINK performed on 33th Labor Day Song Festival!

Posted: 01 May 2012 09:36 AM PDT

Enjoy Wink's performance on 33th Labor Day Song Festival,enjoy their performance!

[News] Which artists in SM Town ever regretted being a member of their agency?

Posted: 01 May 2012 09:16 AM PDT

Some artists represented by SM recently admitted ever regretting being a member of their successful agency.

The answers are f(X)'s Sulli, Krystal, SNSD's Hyoyeon, and Kangta.

On April 30, the showcase for the movie I AM was held at the CGV Youngdeungpo, in Youngdeungpo, Seoul.

SM's artists were faced to answer this question: "Have you ever regretted being represented by SM Entertainment."

f(X)'s "Giant Baby"revealed, "I became a trainee when I was in fifth year in an elementary school, and started loving in a dorm. My family lived in Pusan, so I couldn't visit my family often, and missed my mom so badly."

Another f(X) member Krystal revealed, "I didn't like living in a dorm and being not allowed enough free time."

SNSD's dancing queen Hyoyeon gave a similar reason to Sulli's. "I felt similar to what Sulli felt. For me, commuting from home to work took 3~4 hours. It was pretty hard as I was little."

I AM is a biographical film featuring SM Town's artists and their years of efforts and behind stories in the process of becoming world-famous stars—the first Asian singers going on the stage at New York Madison Square Garden, the center of pop. The high-profile movie is out on May 10.

Source: TV Report
Credit: en.korea.com
Shared by hellohazel@SMTownJjang

[News] SHINee’s Jong Hyun Shows “Artistic Soul” on twitter

Posted: 01 May 2012 09:13 AM PDT

SHINee's Jong Hyun continues to show off his artistic skills by sharing drawings of himself on Twitter. On April 30, Jong Hyun tweeted, "Even during our tour, my 'artistic soul' does not fade away."

In a drawing that accompanied that tweet, what is supposed to be Key is seen with his hands up and the word "freeze" written next to him. It's unclear at what moment he decided to draw Key, he posted a similar picture of Key doing the same pose, but the realistic use of lines and the emphasis on the person's hair and eye give a unique look to Jong Hyun's drawing skills. However, he soon deleted the original post away as he did not want Key to find out and he jokingly acted innocent about this.

In fact, just one week ago, on April 24, Jong Hyun tweeted another drawing of himself. Back then, he was a little more specific, giving the original screenshot image of what his drawing was based on. He tweeted, "For the first time, I challenged the side shot…look forward to it," with a screenshot of him looking surprised at something. But just moments later, he tweeted, "It was a fail," with the result of his drawing, which made a lot of his fans burst out in laughter.

Netizens commented, "You're actually very good, Jong Hyun," "There's a reason he's called 'Jong-tizen," and "Can you also draw other parts of your body?"

Credit: Soompi
Shared by hellohazel@SMTownJjang

Edited by vannie @dkpopnews

[PICTURES] BEAST & A PINK – Skool Looks Homepage Update!

Posted: 01 May 2012 09:01 AM PDT

Skool Looks updated their homepage with BEAST and A Pink's pictures wearing school uniforms.

Check out their pictures with student-look below.

credits : skoolooks, via APINKFACTS_

[INTERVIEW] Big Bang's Interview for AnAn Magazine 2012 Translation

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:43 AM PDT


I will only act in romance drama after I know more about love.For now, I'm still lacking in experience.

TOP made a comeback with a shocking mint green hairstyle. What's your thought for the 'ALIVE' album?
"When I wrote the rap lyrics, I was trying my best to do it with honesty and choosing beautiful words. For the Japanese version, I also use gentle words to make sure all listeners regardless of their ages can understand well. For me, this album is the most high quality compared to the other albums. This mint color hair style was decided upon an instinct while producing the album. I confident this hairstyle will match the album concept very well. Changing to this hairstyle, I felt that my characteristic has become more gentle. "

TOP has received a high reputation as an actor and we're really looking forward for his next project.
"Actually, I've prepared for about 3 months for a drama, but unfortunately, I had to let it go… Maybe because of that, lately I've become more careful in choosing my next project. I receive many offers for love story dramas but I think it's still too early for me. My own feeling and habit will naturally show in my acting, so I doubt I can give the right 'love' feeling. For now I's still lacking love experience. But, if I am encountered with a good project, I definitely want to try it."


I felt the pains of growing up through the sad and cowardice lyrics that filled the 'ALIVE' album.

G-Dragon has produced the new album 'ALIVE' (in) less than a year from the last album. What is the concept of the new release?
"Last year, personally and also as a group many things had happened, and I even thought 'can we really make a comeback in that state?'. At that time, I discovered the sadness and unbearable lead to the feeling of cowardice in me, and I received many inspirations through it. The album production period was short, but it's not likely that we can produce a good album even if we put so much time into it. I felt the pain of growing up while producing this album."

Especially for 'BAD BOY' and 'BLUE', G-Dragon put his soul in the painful lyrics that goes straight to the listener's hearts.
"I'm trying so hard to put the feelings that I experienced in the lyrics. There are some parts that I imagined, but the song that I made through my experiences, are more well-received by fans. As for 'BAD BOY', the song has the HIP-HOP element, one of the styles that I always wanted to try since long ago. While standing on the stage performing, this song has more power compared to any other song."

The enthusiasm towards the 'ALIVE' Tour is also different.
"The stage arrangement by the American staff has their own narrative, for each stage presented and also the musical performance, it has a deeper meaning. As for me, I became more responsible and became more careful while standing on the stage."


SOL wants to be accepted as musically incomparable to anyone.

"As for BIG BANG, this album is an epoch-making piece. Up until now, we were too conscious about the trend and after discussing with members, we decided to let out our own personalities lead us"

SOL is the one who leads BIG BANG's song with his smooth vocal, and talented to collaborate with various artists.
"Since last year, I've been preparing for my solo album and I hope it will be released this year. The songs and the image concept have been decided and now I just have to wait for the encounter with the title track."

This is like something to look forward to, like a treat for fans. What's the meaning by waiting for a song?
"Lately, I realized that music is not something that you create, it's something to you meet or come across. If we create it by force, the thought and the color of the song may be different than what we want it to be. I think when we have the inspiration, naturally we can create a music that can touch the people's hearts."

As BIG BANG's spiritual pillar, and also as an artist, SOL is continuing to grow up. What's your goal in the future?
"I don't have a solid goal, but I want to be free while expressing my music, through my own song and my own dance. And also, I want to be somebody who can give hope to many people."


Now is the time for an image change..This is important for my life from now on.

Lately, among the members, VI is said to be the one who has changed a lot. So, what's the reason behind the changes?
"Up until now, I wanted to change the 'cheerful maknae' image, so I did some research since last year. For me to be able to create a calm atmosphere, I've been paying attention to my way of speaking, my expressions and my gestures. I think it's not good to have a halfway feeling towards work, so I decided to drop out from my university. I don't like to trouble my friends and my teachers, that's why I decided to. It would be a lie if I said that I have no regrets while I'm in university...but I got to experience the blind date that I always wished to go on. Honestly, there were no heart throbbing moment, but it was a great memory for me (laugh)."

During the concert, VI is also doing MC in Japanese and he's very interested with the popular Japan's culture.
"As for the tour that starts in May, now, I'm doing research on what's popular in Japan. Recently, I remember a line 'I understand' from the drama 'Kaseifu no Mita'. And of course, I also continue with my Japanese studies. Since the start of this year, I spend around 1 hour per day for each Japanese lesson. People told me that I'm a hard worker, but I think working hard is just a natural thing to do."


The concert was created by a great team, and this is the best so far.

D-LITE has grown up drastically with his voice quality and physically. On the other side, his cheerful and relaxed aura is still the same as before.
"About my voice, I don't really do any unusual training. It's just… last year so many things had happened, and I'm noticing maybe something has changed in me. In the YG building, there's facilities that allow us to do exercise whenever we want, so I'm able to continuously build up my body. Not only me, the other members also have great bodies. SOL is the number 1 member that has a good body. And me..I think I tie with him in 1st place (laugh)."

On the verge of the long-awaited ALIVE Tour. Please introduce your highlight for the concert!
"For this tour, we'll do the concert together with the director Laurieann Gibson who has worked with Lady Gaga along with the Live Nation team. Up until now, this concert tour/series is the most satisfying so far. Above all, the band members are the best! They are almost the same age as us and we felt so much pressure but, when we talk about music and practicing, we really enjoy it a lot! Actually I want to rest my voice, but when they start their musical performance, I can't help but sing along also (laugh). I really hope the audience can really feel the sound that we play during the concert."

An An Q and A:

Q: Anything which the members have done recently which made you happy?
Dae:Seungri's pretending to be an adu
lt (laugh) . Because of him, every day is enjoyable.

Q:When do you feel that you have become an adult?
Dae: When some juniors introduced themselves to me at music programs.

Q.'Herbivore' man is really popular in Japan, what kind of man do you think you are?
Dae:energetic man! because I am always smiling every day.

Q:Among the books,films and fashion that you have recently enjoyed, are you into anything?
Dae: I think 'Mission Impossible 2' is the best!

Q: Anything that the members have done for you which have made you happy?
Bae: When I was nearly hurt by the fire flares in a music progam, TOP was angry about it and scolded the staff. It was the first time that I thought he is so reliable. (laugh).

Q: When do you think that you are an adult?
Bae: I have none of these moments.

Q: 'Herbivore' man' is really popular in Japan, what kind of man do you think you are?
Bae: I am
a 'pure man' because I don't have much love experience, I don't know how to deal with women, (shy).

Q: Among the books, films and fashion that you have enjoyed recently, anything you are particularly into?
Bae: I am into sca
rves and bandanas.

Q:What things have the members done recently which have made you happy?
VI: When other members praised the restaurants that I have introduced to them and praised it as 'Oishi
katta! (delicious)

Q: When do you think you are an adult?
VI: when I can wake up easily in the morning.

Q: 'Herbivore' man is really popular in Japan, what kind of man do you think you are?
VI: 'Bad Boy' since I have been living in my own way (laugh)

Q: Among the books, flims and fashions that you have enjoyed, what do you like?
VI: I am really addicted to '
Ame-talk (rain talk)' show !

Q: What things have the members done recently which have made you happy?
GD: They have not done anything really special for me
(laugh) But just being together with them, I will feel happy.

Q: When do you think you are an adult?
GD: I am still a kid.

Q: 'Herbivore' man is really popular in Japan, what kind of man do you think you are?
GD: I think I am a man with '7 changes' because each time when you see me, you will find something different.

Q: Among the books, films and fashions that you have enjoyed, what do you like?
GD: I have tattooed 'Forever Young' on my right chest and 'Mind control' on my left. I want to control my sentiments well.

Q: What things have the members done recently which have made you happy?
T.O.P: Seungri always lifts up the atmosphere these days, he has really been a big help!

Q: When do you think that you are an adult?
T.O.P: I have no such kind of moments, I want to keep myself like a child in the future.

Q: 'Herbivore' Man is really popular in Japan, what kind of man do you think you are?
T.O.P: A 'magical man' because I am full of magic.

Q: Among the books, films and fashions that you have enjoyed, what do you like?
T.O.P: Recently I love looking at photos of insects and designs.

-Seungri: Although I am the maknae, mentally, TOP hyung is the most childish.
TOP:not a child, I am a baby.

-At 5 o'clock on a day in March,when the members of Big Bang were entering the studio in Seoul to get ready for the photo shoot, they were all so hungry. They were then eating kimbap and California rolls, later they also ordered cheese tteokbokki (ricecake) and bibimbap (mixed rice) .They have also gulping down dorayaki and sesame eggs that we brought from Japan. The one who has eaten the most surprisingly was G-Dragon,he is a slim glutton.
After they have had enough, they started the photo shoot. In order to match the theme of this photo shoot 'Ready for Blue', we wanted them to show their cool expressions. All of the members knew what we needed and they showed us really good expressions. Their acting skills are really good too!

-During the
interview, VI was using his good Japanese to talk with us throughout the whole time, he is really superb! Although they were tired because of the tight schedule.Some members were closing their eyes during the photo shoot(see the Pictures on the left) but they really showed us a happy atmosphere during the whole process, let us meet in Japan again!^^

-The little story on the left: Since they had filmed a music program before they shot for An An, the members were all so tired. SOL nearly fell asleep when we were taking the photos. T.O.P was like a good hyung, he tried to wake him up and said naughty things with VI. Then SOL fell asleep again and was waken up again by T.O.P… this wet on repeatedly. T.O.P was really the one who created the atmosphere of this photo shoot.

-The little story on the right: During the photo shoot, we can see the relaxed Daesung and G-Dragon. Daesung was massaging GD's shoulder and legs. In order to repay him, GD wanted to kiss him but Daesung dodged him easily.
-At the end of the picture: When they were ending the photo shoot, T.O.P was so hyper that he was dancing and joking all the way when Daesung also then showed us a lot of different facial expressions. It seems that they still had another schedule after this, fighting, everyone!

Translation: Ricey@bigbangupdates.com and @marthapido

[NEWS] Ahn Seok-Hwan praises Park Yoochun!

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:57 AM PDT

Ahn Seok-Hwan (who acts as Tae-Mu's father) praises his co-actor Park Yoochun, saying that: "This is my first time working with Yoochun. He's not only good-looking, but also cares a lot about the people around [him]. He has a positive way of thinking and his acting improves with each episode. I believe this hoobae [T/N: junior] will have greater success in the future."

Credit: TVDaily

Korean to Chinese Translation: 暖日呀呀Weibo
Chinese to English Translation: Mandragore of JYJ3

[NEWS] U-KISS DongHo Kicks "Holyland" Off With a 1.8% Viewership Rating!

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:35 AM PDT

Idol group U-KISS's Dongho declared himself as a "rating killer".

Dongho set the ratings up to 1.8% for the first episode of the super action cable channel drama "Holyland" on April 28th. While broadcasting, the search term "Holyland" ranked as the most searched topic on major portal sites in Korea.

"Holyland" is drama of the stylish fighting and action-packed genre. It is based on a Japanese manga that was published for 8 years, beginning from 2000. Since then, it has sold over 360,000 copies. Judo, taekwondo, wrestling, and other various martial arts are portrayed in this drama.

Dongho received positive feedback for his important fighting scenes that he naturally carried out. He was praised for the role he portrayed- a wimpy kid who has low self esteem, but eventually goes out at night to find his true self as the tough guy "Kang Yoo."

After the first broadcast, Dongho tweeted, "Did you enjoy watching 'Holyland'? I guess the flaws that I could find about my acting means that I have improved now?"

The second episode of "Holyland" to broadcast next month on the 5th will feature another U-KISS member- Hoon. Viewers can anticipate their head-to-head fighting scene.

Credits: Nate + Rocketboxx.net

[PICTURES] T-ara for Tony Moly + Preview of 109 Books!

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:18 AM PDT

Promotional pictures of girl group T-ara for Tony Moly and the preview of 109 books have been revealed and shared online.

Check out the pictures below.

CREDIT : Baidu + tikaluph + tiaradiadem.com

[AUDIO] ‘Fashion King’ OST Part 5 “You’re a Wall” released

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:03 AM PDT

The 5th original sound track (OST) for SBS Korean drama series "Fashion King" is released on April 30th, 2012.

The "Fashion King" OST part 5 contains 4 tracks with 2 songs and 2 instrumental versions of the songs.

The 1st song in "Fashion King" OST part 5 has the title of "You're a Wall" (너는 벽이다). "You're a Wall" is also been translated as "You're Everything".

"You're a Wall" is sang by M to M (엠 투 엠).

Source: Asian-drama

[NEWS] Jang Geuk & YoonA sweet hand in hand dating at Hongdae

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:52 AM PDT

The KBS's "Love Rain" released the photos of Jang Geun Suk and Girls' Generation member Im YoonA enjoying their dating at the busy street of Hongdae area.

The couple is staging the romantic 'Hongdae date'. During the filming, they had been surrounded by onlookers who would like to see the progress of this romantic date.

In the episode 11 of "Love Rain" aired on April 30th, 2012, this couple who is like a feast on the eyes is just like any other couple, strolling and shopping on the street around Hongik University hand in hand. They stage 'sweet couple' which is enviable, conveying the warm atmosphere.

Because of the sudden appearance of Jang Geun Suk and YoonA, the street of Hongdae suddenly saw the influx of the crowd of came to look at the idol stars, forcing the production team to temporarily suspend the filming.

Netizens commented, "I also want to be in love like them," "Ordinary dating, extraordinary twos, like an innocent comic," "I saw the scene on the day, they're so natural till attracting envy," and so on.

Source: Asian-drama

[VIDEO] Ha Ji Min CeCi Cover Shoot BTS Video

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:37 AM PDT

Korean actress Han Ji Min recently shot a series of pictorials for CeCi magazine.

On April 30th, CeCi magazine officially published the behind the scene video clip of the Han Ji Min's cover shoot. Han Ji Min graces the cover of May 2012 edition of CeCi magazine, and this BTS video has been made by CeCi Korea iPad Magazine for the issue.

Han Ji Min is currently appearing in SBS's Rooftop Prince.

Watch the Han Ji Min CeCi cover shoot behind the scene video:

Source: Asian-drama

[NEWS] Orange Caramel gets hot response before official Japanese debut

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:22 AM PDT

Before Orange Caramel's official debut in Japan they treated fans with performances that left them in anticipation.

During After School's exclusive and sold out tour "PlayGirlz" in Japan, Orange Caramel surprised fans by performing their hit Korean song "Magic Girl". They received a hot reaction from the crowd with loud applause and cheers. The sub-unit also performed the Japanese version of their hit song "Shanghai Romance" to the delight of many. Fans also showed their enthusiasm by singing along during the performances.

Ever since After School debuted in Japan there have been inquiries about whether Orange Caramel would debut. Realizing how popular Orange Caramel is, officials from Pledis have seized this great opportunity. Pledis recently revealed that Orange Caramel will formally debut in Japan in August after formal talks (deal) with their Japanese agency have been finalized.

There are big plans for Orange Caramel as a group which is evidenced by a Pledis official stating, "…Orange caramel's music is beyond K-pop we are planning A pop (Asian pop), China Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere…" expressing their plans to make Orange Caramel a global group.

Source: Paran + OBS + Paran
Trans: AfterSchoolDaze

[NEWS] Simon D misses Supreme Team’s early days

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:13 AM PDT

Simon D left a message on Twitter reminiscing about Supreme Team's early days.

On May 1st, Simon D tweeted, "Supreme Team when we were very popular in Hongdae in 2007 and 2008. Sangu drew the picture. I miss the good old days. Forever Young", and uploaded the above photo.

The photo shows a drawing of characters representing himself and E-Sens when they were keeping busy as a group.

Supreme Team is composed of Simon D and E-Sens. While Simon D is currently busy with his solo activities, E-Sens temporarily halted activities as he was sentenced to prison after being charged for smoking marijuana.

[PICTURE] Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won’s spoiler picture exposed

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:58 AM PDT

A spoiler picture of "The King 2Hearts" main casts Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi has been exposed.

A picture of a scene from MBC TV drama series "The King 2Hearts" was posted recently on an online community site.

In the picture is Lee Seung Gi in the role of Prince Lee Jae Ha and Ha Ji Won in the role of Kim Hang Ah in each other's arms, kissing hotly. There are several citizens nearby watching them and green with envy.

Lee Seung Gi has his arms around Ha Ji Won's waist and therefore being called, 'naughty hands.'

Those who have seen the picture commented, "Are you kissing?", "I wonder how you did this with all those people around you", "I wonder which episode that will be in" and more.

Meanwhile, "The King 2Hearts" is on every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55PM.

Source: hancinema

[VIDEO] SISTAR performed on Beautiful Concert!

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:49 AM PDT

Enjoy SISTAR's latest performance on Beautiful concert,the girls performed Ma Boy and their latest hit song Alone!

[NEWS] “The Rooftop Prince” mystery around Han Ji Min

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:44 AM PDT

SBS drama "The Rooftop Prince" is about to bring the mystery of the Chosun era into the second half of the drama.

Currently at the turning point, "The Rooftop Prince" is about to unravel a mystery based in the Chosun times. The prince Lee Gak (JYJ's Yoochun) felt like he had seen Park Ha (Han Ji Min) somewhere before seeing her half hidden face.

Producer Ahn Gil Ho conveyed, "The drama has two sides, romance and mystery. If it was all about romance until now, the drama will soon start again as a mystery. Viewers will be hypnotized as each mystery in revealed."

Meanwhile, Lee Gak kissed Park Ha with passion in the previous episode on the 26th. The romance between the two after all the push and pulls, seems to be heading for a start.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Hello Venus reveals teaser photos + tracklist for debut album

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

After releasing the teaser video last week, Pledis Entertainment's latest girl group Hello Venus unveiled more teaser photos for upcoming debut mini album "Venus."

Similar to previously-released teasers, the photos feature each members in their colorful flower hats and fresh snow-white dresses like goddesses.

In addition, Hello Venus revealed the tracklist for debut mini album "Venus." The mini album will feature 4 tracks including the title track "Venus", which was produced and composed by Cho Young Soo and Kim Tae Hyun, with lyrics written by Kim Lee Na.


01. Hello
02. Venus
03. Excitement
04. Love Appeal

[NEWS] Tickets for Jang Jae In’s concert sell out in 30 seconds

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:17 AM PDT

Singer Jang Jae In, who rose to fame through Mnet's 'Superstar K2', reaffirmed her selling power as her solo concert tickets sold out in just 30 seconds!

Jang Jae In, who recently departed her agency Kiwi Music, became an independent artist and will make a comeback with her own concert on May 5 in a club in Seoul. After the tickets made available for purchase on April 27th, all tickets were sold out in a mere 30 seconds.

The singer posted on her Twitter, "I will be holding a concert after 2 years. Come and join the concert. I'm reflecting back to the days before my very first step. The songs that I used to sing 2 years ago with some new songs."

"I'm nervous because it's been a while since I've had a concert but it's a good kind of nervousness. I'm practicing every day and it's such a joy at the thought of meeting my fans. I will sing and perform with sincerity", she added.

After her contract with Kiwi Music ended on March 30th, Jang Jae In decided to return to Howon University and dedicates herself to music for the time being. While focusing on her music studies, she plans to perform on small stages from time to time.

[PICTURE] Who is this cute girl?

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:10 AM PDT

Do you have any idea who the cute girl in the photo is??

She is the maknae of a female group,this photo was revealed by the rapper of her group,make a smart guess!

[NEWS] INFINITE’s Hoya & A Pink’s Eunji cast in new tvN sitcom

Posted: 01 May 2012 06:04 AM PDT

INFINITE's Hoya and A Pink's Eunji has been casted in the new tvN sitcom "Respond 1997" alongside singers Seo In Gook and Eun Jiwon.

Having good acting reviews from the KBS drama 'Love Rain' airing now on Monday and Tuesday, Seo In Gook got selected again as the main role for the sitcom. INFINITE's Hoya and A Pink's Eunji will be joining the popular idol group's members being 'Acting-dols' while Eun Jiwon is expected to show real sitcom acting.

"Respond 1997" (Working title) is the first project produced by "Qualifications of a Man" PD Shin Won Ho since he transferred over to CJ E&M from KBS. It is a sitcom drama depicting the entertainment world in the 90's.

Source: Joynews

[NEWS] Shinhwa completes Shanghai concert; to take Asia tour to Taiwan next

Posted: 01 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT

After the successful first concert on its Asia tour in Shanghai, legendary group Shinhwa is off to launch the Taiwan leg of their tour next weekend.

According to Shinhwa Company on May 1st, Shinhwa will be taking their "2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Return" at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on May 12th.

Shinhwa successfully kicked the regional tour in Shanghai on April 30th. The boys have gathered over 8,000 fans at the Shanghai's Grand Stage. They drove the crowd to a frenzy with their individual videos, as well as their greetings in Mandarin. The legendary group performed several hit songs spurred during their 14-year-long music careers.

[NEWS] Ivy discusses past video scandal on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 01 May 2012 05:32 AM PDT

Singer Ivy opened up for the first time about the sex tape rumors that led her hiatus.

On the May 1st broadcast of SBS' "Strong Heart", Ivy shared, "Actually, talking about the scandal has been difficult for me. At that time, my family suffered a lot more than I did. Though I'm able to speak on it now, but I feel sorry for raising public discussion and causing disappointment for a lot of people."

In 2007, Ivy was blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend, threatening to publicly post an allegedly scandalous video of him and Ivy. Though the singer was the victim, she still felt some responsibility to her fans about the matter.

Ivy debuted in August 2005, and became very popular as a sexy diva. However, the video tape scandal made her stop her appearances on entertainment industry for a long time.

Source: Star News

[NEWS] Shinhwa’s Jun Jin doesn’t like Song Joong Ki?

Posted: 01 May 2012 05:13 AM PDT

Shinhwa's Jun Jin recently revealed that he considers himself to be an anti-fan of actor Song Joong Ki, raising curiosity among viewers.

The legendary group, Shinhwa, was featured on the April 30th episode of KBS 2TV's "Hello." On this episode, Jun Jin stated "I totally understand", in regards to the story of Kim Jae Shik, who detested Shinhwa because his girlfriend is an avid fan of Minwoo.

He explained, "I used to date a celebrity, but she suddenly became a fan of another celebrity." Unable to hide his frustation, he bursted saying, "I'm a celebrity too!"

When asked who the celebrity was, Jun Jin answered that it was actor Song Joong Ki. He added, "I've never met Song Joong Ki, buy I personally don't like him very much", causing much laughter to everyone.

Source: Nate

[VIDEO] Official trailer for ‘Brave Brothers’ Big Star Show’ revealed

Posted: 01 May 2012 05:03 AM PDT

As previously reported, Brave Entertainment, headed by famous producers Brave Brothers, announced that they will debut a new male group this summer which they have been readying for four years. Ahead of its official debut, the new group will be revealed through SBS E!'s 'Brave Brothers' Big Star Show'.

The official trailer for the upcoming show was recently unveiled, raising anticipation for the show and the group's debut. The show will dig into the stories behind the trainees, their lives, and their dreams, and will air its pilot episode on May 5th at 11 PM KST.

[PICTURE] Stills of Song Seung Hun & Park Min Young from new drama ‘Dr. Jin’

Posted: 01 May 2012 04:43 AM PDT

Still cuts of Hallyu actor Song Seung Hun and actress Park Min Young from the first shooting of MBC's upcoming medical drama "Dr. Jin" have been unveiled.

The stills show Song Seung Hun and Park Min Young donning white doctor gowns for the first episode's shooting at a hospital in Gangwon Province last month.

According to a staff member, "The couple looked natural and they were a perfect ensemble during their first shoot."

Song Seung Hun will be playing the main role of a genius yet cold-hearted doctor Jin Hyuk, who was born into a doctor's family. Park Min Young will play the role of an internal medicine doctor and the sister of Jin Hyuk named Yoo Mina.

"Dr. Jin" is based on a Japanese original about the best internal medicine doctor Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun) traveling back to the 1860s to perform his medical abilities.