Saturday, June 9, 2012

"[AUDIO] Listen to f(x)'s new album Electric Shock!" plus 24 more

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"[AUDIO] Listen to f(x)'s new album Electric Shock!" plus 24 more


[AUDIO] Listen to f(x)'s new album Electric Shock!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 08:59 AM PDT



Check out the tracks from f(x)'s latest album Electric Shock,the girls' new album are out on various official music portal sites such as Bugs,Mnet and Melon,purchase f(x)'s songs on these sites to show them your support!


[VIDEO] Teen Top performed on Love Request!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 08:26 AM PDT

Check out Teen Top's performance on Love Request,the boys performed their latest hit song To You on the show!

[PICTURES] Fit and Sexy UEE for ‘BD Lab’

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT



After School UEE really has what it takes for having fit and healthy perfect figure.

In the recent promo photos of "BD Lab" wherein UEE currently promoting, she showed her toned stomach and honey legs.

Check photos below:




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[NEWS]Kim Jaejoong’s Vampire features reported in CNNgo News

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT


Only Jaejoong's part


3. How to look like a vampire 



Forget about the gloomy town of Forks -- the Cullens from "Twilight" should really have moved here instead, because Koreans are more afraid of the sun than any family of diamond-studded bloodsuckers.

While the summer sun can get hot, Korea is still temperate, not tropical. We wish we could claim that it was about sun cancer prevention, but that's just a positive side effect. The local obsession with remaining pale is very much cosmetic.


Some of the older, less fashion-conscious ajummas sport black visors that cover their entire face, sometimes with a handkerchief to protect the back of their neck, and carry frilly umbrellas on sunny days.

Don't think it's just a girl thing -- go into any Korean cosmetic store and you'll see that most of the models are male -- beautiful, pale-skinned males.





The other big Korean beauty product apparently developed with the aim of spreading the love of vampires are circle contact lenses, which supposedly make your eyes look larger, darker and dewier.

Stars wear them, girls wear them, guys wear them. Who cares that optometrists warn that circle lenses may cause blindness?

Source: Full article here How to be a Seoul local: 10 tips on faking it

[INFO] Woohyun’s Cafe Message: 2 Years GOOD!!!!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 07:00 AM PDT


(T/N: Woohyun didn't put a header on the post, but it's his message)

Inspirits, are you watching? =_=

We have already reached our 2nd year anniversary…….. It doesn't feel like it.. ㅠㅠ ㅋㅋㅋ

I wanted to go to sleep, but I can't sleep because I'm thinking about you guys ㅋㅋㅋ

What are you going to do about it.. Take responsibility !!!

I can't sleep because I'm thinking about you guys, who cheered us on a lot during these 2 years !!!

These really hot 2 years because we spent it together!! Crying and laughing

It's suddenly passing by me like a movie..

I lived well for these 22 years, but why are these 2 years with Inspirits much more important than those 20 years..

There will probably be many more events that we'll go through together, but I'm feeling… curious about what kind of happenings will occur with you guys ㅋㅋ =_=

Everyone is curious as well, right? Then we need to be together for several decades … Since we, Infinite, are going to be together for several decades as well..~~~

If you feel confident about it, then turn your curiosity engine~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋ [Provoking curiosity] ㅋㅋㅋ

What were the most memorable events for everyone during these two years?

Since there's too many for me, I'll send it telepathically… ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Since we're in love with each other.. we'll be able to communicate through telepathy [Telepathy game]

Sorry for playing a weird game in the middle of the night.. Just understand me, since it's because I want to play with you guys.. ㅋㅋㅋ

2 years. Ah, it's so fast..

On our 3rd year, I'll probably say 'Ah, 3 years is really fast', right?

They said that time goes by fast with the person you love. Although I don't know who said that.. =_=

Will I be able to write a post like this 10 years from now? [Worried about my future already] ㅋㅋ

If I still have fans when I become 30 years old ~~ Then let's meet up and talk instead of me writing a post like this. We'll be able to hold a fanmeeting ~~ I'm the best, right?

Since you guys are my energizers and I'm your energizer, we can share with each other~ ㅋㅋ [Sharing energy] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Although I don't know if there's anyone reading this in the middle of the night, but I sincerely congratulate our 2nd year and!

Let's date a long time with Infinite ~~ Then you'll be able to have a lot of reasons to smile ~~

In the future, whenever you feel tired, troubled, depressed, annoyed, hurt, numb, or want to cry, come to us ~

We'll smile and welcome you at any time, so just don't give us a straight face ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ [Joke]

Just like I said before, thank you for making these 2 years much more meaningful and valuable than the 20 years of my life and

I'm so thankful that you guys make me smile each and every day and thank you for cheering me on and calling my name with your smiling faces when I'm tired, troubled, or feel worn out.

I'll become a larger person than the amount of support I received, so don't worry and I won't get hurt, so don't worry about that either!! And don't get sad about small things !! ㅋㅋ

I'll give as much love to Inspirits as possible in the future, so our Pirits, just receive it ~!!!!

Lastly

My roommate, Sunggyu hyung, told me to tell you guys that he loves you.. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

And you know even if I don't tell you guys, right =_=??? But you still want me to tell you?…………………

I love…you ㅋㅋㅋㅋ ♥

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[PICTURES] CNBLUE Pati Pati Sensibility Dictionary #24 – 充電 (CHARGE)

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 06:30 AM PDT




充電 - CHARGE

Time flies fast, to conclude, it is been 2 years.

Them (CNBLUE) who have extreme popularity also spend their busy days in Korea but to "CHARGE" is sometimes necessary.

In order to accumulate strength to take one big step forward.



Yonghwa – "Workout/Exercise"

When doing workouts/exercise I felt like my body is fully charged. That's why lately I get hooked on different kinds of exercise.



Jonghyun – "Guitar and Travel"

For me the best to charge is the guitar and travel. Without anything to worry about, by just playing the guitar it makes me feel happy and it's the very same meaning walking freely on a trip and that is one way to charge oneself.


Minhyuk – "To Sleep"

As for me, charge = to sleep!

When it's a day off, I keep in mind to charge physical strength by taking more sleep as much as possible.



Jungshin – "A person who stand by me"

At times I imagine things like this. If, when the work is hard, and or the heart and body get tired, can't human too charge like a machine….. For me, it's something I wonder what thing (matter) plays the role of a charger. Just I thought a little. Probably, it's someone who believes in me, a person who always stand by me.

Source: PATI-PATI Magazine July Edition
Scanned and Translated by cnbluefanfun
Posted by AJ@cnbluestorm


[NEWS] CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun in love with AGD scripts, turns completely into “Colin”

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT



Prior to June 9′s episode of SBS weekend special "A Gentleman's Dignity", viewers are highly anticipating the club scene which involves Colin, played by CNBLUE's Lee Jonghyun.

Colin, the pure looking yet mysterious young man played by 1990-born CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun has yet to appear in a lengthy scene in the drama. Lee Jonghyun, who is the guitarist and vocalist of CNBLUE is a "real handsome guy", enough to be nicknamed as "charming mask". Lee Jonghyun was also invited to 2010 Pusan International Film Festival for his character in "Acoustic – Bakery Attack" which has also acclaimed positive feedback.



Lee Jonghyun who enjoys watching movies and dramas, is also interested in making OST. In fact, his own composition "Get Away" was chosen as the ending theme for "Gossip Girls – Season 3″ which was aired on Nippon TV in Japan.

By acting in this drama, Lee Jonghyun has been very inspired to write music and this month alone, he has even composed 8 new songs.

Lee Jonghyun plays Colin character perfectly and his hands won't even leave the scripts whenever he has free time. At the filming set, he is always seeking seniors' advice and meticulously monitors his acting and that attitude has earned him a good reputation and gained lots of compliments from the staff.



Meanwhile, Lee Jonghyun and Kim Haneul's club scene in "A Gentleman's Dignity" will be aired in the 5th episode tonight.

Source: Hankyung
Photos: Various (via @JUL_nuna)
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm



[PICTURE] Weekend is CNBlue's Time! - Jonghyun

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT


CNBlue member Jonghyun claimed weekend as their group's time and uploaded a cool photo of himself.

On June 9, he tweeted,


안녕하세요. 기타치는 종현입니다. 자자자 곧 있음 CNBLUE TIME 입니다. 모두 티비 앞으로 갑시다^^ 주말은 콜린 세광이와 함께! 풉. http://t.co/lkwwanFY

[Trans] Hello. This is guitarist Jonghyun. Now now.. shortly it's gonna be CNBLUE TIME. Everyone let's go watch the TV ^^ Weekends with Colin and Segwang! :p


Source: @CNBLUE_4
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

[VIDEO] Teen Top released 'To You' Standing version video clip!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 05:23 AM PDT

Teen Top's official Youtube channel uploaded the dancing clip of To You where the boys show the choreography at the car park.

Check out the video here!

[NEWS] Why Sandara Park is the Ultimate Dongahn

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT


Sandara Park's past photos resurface and the netizens are impressed.

Several photos of Sandara Park were posted on an online community board titled, 'Sandara Park's past photos which seem like were taken just a week ago'. (Donghan: looking younger than one's age).

The photos are from before Sandara Park debuted as a member of 2NE1. In some of the photos she's completely makeup free but her skin complexion is flawless beyond belief. The real shocker comes when you compare her old photos to a recent one and she looks basically identical to her much younger self.

Netizens commented on Sandara Park's past photos, "Sandara Park is the the real donghan beauty", "It really looks like it was taken just a week ago", "She doesn't age does she?", "You can't help but fall with love with her beauty", and so on.

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Source: NewsEN via Nate
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‘Thai Primadonnas’ surprised ‘FTISLAND’ at their press conference

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 04:40 AM PDT




 Delightedly worth-waiting of Primadonnas in Thailand, the press conference prior to the concert "2012 FTISLAND CONCERT PLAY! FTISLAND IN BANGKOK" was recently held last evening (June 8). Their record label, FNC Entertainment, together with a Thai promoter, Feoh CO., Ltd. let the five hot idols 'FTISLAND' have an interview closely with fans. The most memorable highlight was the surprise shot, when more than thousand Primadonnas magically-like made the whole press conference area bright yellow. By holding project's signs with touching messages up, 'ติดเกาะ เพราะ  เธอ' (in Thai 'being left on an island cuz I  you') and 'FTISLAND 5-Year is not enough!!', they all congratulated on the band's 5th year debut anniversary. Also, the unforgettable project promised that Primadonnas in Thailand will always be with FTISLAND, and definitely they will step forward along side with this exceptional music band in years to come. Being surprised by such a surprise, the FTISLAND members - Choi Jong Hoon, Lee Hong Gi, Lee Jae Jin, Song Seung Hyun and Choi Min Hwan - all smiled their hearts out impressively. During their concert rehearsal after the press conference, Honggi tweeted a surprise-shot photo with the message… In Thailand 이쁘다.



            Come see why FTISLAND is a beloved idol band of many Thai fans! Come prove a quality performance of the five musicians whose music profession is way beyond the word 'boy band'!! See you at the concert "2012 FTISLAND CONCERT PLAY! FTISLAND IN BANGKOK"  today (Saturday, June 9). The venue is at Thunder Dome, Muangthong Thani, starting at 6 pm. Tickets are available in front of the concert hall. For more information, please go to www.feoh.co.th and www.facebook.com/FeohThai.



[PICTURE] G.Na poses with her Music Bank trophy!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT

Sexy diva G.Na won first place with her latest hit song "2Hot" on Music Bank yesterday.

Her company Cube Entertainment uploaded a photo of G.Na posing with her Music Bank trophy online.


G.Na said,"Just made my comeback recently,i have received so much love in such a short period.It is a momentum to be loved by so many people,i gained confidence to do even better.I will become a more dedicated,happy and healthy G.Na"

Congratulations to her for the victory!

[PICTURE] A Pink's Bomi looks cute in short hairstyle!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Some new photos of A Pink's Bomi garnered much attention recently.

She is seen posing in various expressions and her cute short hairstyle has become the topic of discussion among fans.

Fans commented that her new hairstyle suits her very much,her image is totally different this time compared to her previous hairstyles.

Which hairstyle do you think suits Bomi better?

[PICTURE] Kang Ji Young snaps selcas with A-Jax Hyeongkon

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 03:10 AM PDT

KARA's cute maknae Kang Ji Young unveiled a pair of new selcas on her Twitter.

She mentioned,"I have oppa now"!

The hot guy who poses with Jiyoung is none other than A-Jax's member Hyeongkon.

Although Jiyoung debuted earlier than him,Hyeongkon is 5 years older than the maknae.

A-Jax made their debut recently with title song One 4 U,check out their MV here

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls made their comeback on Music Core!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:38 AM PDT

Check out Wonder Girls' comeback performance on Music Core,the girls performed their new songs Like This and the DJ Is Mine on the show,enjoy their performance here!





[VIDEO] B.A.P performed Goodbye Stage for "Power" on Music Core!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:36 AM PDT


B.A.P performed their last stage for Power on Music Core,enjoy their powerful stage here!

[VIDEO] Music Core unveiled f(x)'s comeback teaser!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:15 AM PDT


f(x) will make their comeback on Music Core next week with their new song Electric Shock,check out the teaser here!

[PICTURE] Secret's Hyosung tweets gorgeous selcas!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:10 AM PDT

Secret's leader Hyosung unveiled a set of new selcas on her Twitter.

She said,"share some selcas before sleep as presents,+_+ keke,souvenir for Japan?*_* keke,everything is fine?"

Fans commented,"glamorous figure","changed hair color but still looking fabulous".

Do you like her new set of selcas?

[VIDEO] Dal Shabet made their comeback on Music Core!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 02:03 AM PDT




Dal Shabet made their long-awaited comeback on Music Core with their new songs Come Closer and hit song Mr. Bang Bang,enjoy their comeback stage here!

[VIDEO] Juniel made her debut on Music Core!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 01:53 AM PDT


Check out Juniel's debut stage on Music Core,besides performing Illa Illa,she peformed "Fool" with CN Blue's Jung Young Hwa as well,enjoy!


[PICTURE] JYJ's Junsu tweets good-looking selcas!

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 01:10 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu updated his Twitter with a pair of new photos.

He said,"It has been a while,with an awkward smile".

Do you like Junsu new hairstyle?

He released his new solo album recently and for those who have not watched his Tarantallegra MV,kindly check out the video here!

[NEWS] T.O.P casted in movie "Alumnus" as a master killer disguised as a high school student

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:30 AM PDT


Big Bang's TOP (Choi SeungHyun) has been casted for the role of MyungHoon in the movie "Alumnus".

"Alumnus" will be the story of MyungHoon, who follows orders as a killer who infiltrates South Korea, in order to save his younger sister HyeIn.

TOP's character MyungHoon is a North Korean who endures training in order to grow and become a killer. He goes to South Korea on a homicidal mission, disguised with a new identity as a North Korean defector high school student. On one hand, MyungHoon coldly kills renegades on North Korean command, but on the other, he meets and develops strange feelings towards a female student in the same class as him who shares the same name as his younger sister.

This will be TOP's first movie appearance in two years, following his excellent performance in "Into the Fire" in 2010, for which TOP played the role of main character JangBeom and won the Best New Actor awards at Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Following this, TOP received many "love calls" from the industry for dramas and movies, but while TOP was concerned about joining a production that he could truly immerse himself in, he came across "Alumnus" and eventually confirmed his appearance in the film.

TOP shared his enthusiasm for the role stating, "I was really drawn to the character of MyungHoon because of the fact he has the image of a cold-blooded killer, yet at the same time has an innocence that comes from being the age of a high school student. I'm already nervous about how to portray this."

"Alumnus", which is becoming a hot topic as it marks TOP's comeback to the big screen in two years, is scheduled to begin filming in July.

Director Park ShinWoo, who successfully combined mystery and melodrama in the film "White Night", will direct this film, which will combine action and melodrama, telling the story of a boy raised to be a master killer, who struggles with his identity after his heart is divided upon meeting a girl.

Source: YG Entertainment
Translated by: SARA @ bigbangupdates | saraseoul

[NEWS] Park Yoochun Fansign Event, Greeted Fans With A Refreshing Look

Posted: 09 Jun 2012 12:00 AM PDT


Park Yoochun was seen at a fansign event.

On 7 June, a picture with the captions "Yoochun who is signing" was posted on the Ottogi official website.

On this day, group JYJ's member Park Yoochun attended the fansign event for Ottogi's Gismyun, of which he is the CF model for. He appeared in front of the fans with his neatly cut short hair, and wearing a pair of sunglasses. Also, he was dressed in a blue shirt and white short pants, a refreshing style suited for the hot weather.

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun, who has been receiving much love recently for his role as Lee Gak in the drama "Rooftop Prince", is expected to take a break for the meantime.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Money Today via Nate]

Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[PICTURE] Poster released for Dara and SHINee's Etude Pink Play Concert 3

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 11:30 PM PDT

The concert would be held at the Olympic Hall (where YG Family con was held last year), and would also feature INFINITE, Busker Busker, and other artists, aside from SHINee and 2NE1.



Japanese fans can join in and they can get the chance to watch the concert when they buy 5000 yen worth of Etude Products, it will serve as their entry to the raffle to see the concert. ^^

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Source: EtudeJapan Twitter
Rough Translations and Re-uploaded by: BlackjackBelle and Nao@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] Has Manufactured K-Pop Run Its Course?

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 11:00 PM PDT

June 10, 2010 was a momentous day for Korean pop music. A large-scale live concert of K-pop stars like Girls' Generation, Super Junior, SHINee and f(x) was staged in Paris, and some had high hopes that this would mean the Korean Wave had splashed beyond Asia into the wider world.

There have since been some 260 K-pop concerts in the West, from New York via Barcelona and Berlin to Santiago de Chile, according to Korea Creative Contents Agency. But is K-pop really moving in the right direction?

Some industry sources believe the focus on manufactured bands is losing its luster. Singer Kim Chang-wan said, "Those who are leading the Korean Wave are professionally trained bands manufactured by mega management agencies. Most them sing the same way in similar productions and tend to launch their careers abroad. Their goals are far too commercial."

Another problem is there are no notable newcomers to succeed Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls, Kara, and 2NE1, who have been leading the K-pop's sweep abroad. Music critic Kim Zakka said, "Many groups and singers like Lee Seung-gi and IU launched their career in Japan, but the result was underwhelming. If there are no charismatic newcomers, K-pop could regress into a niche market."


Fans cheer wildly at a concert by JYJ in Barcelona, Spain in October last year. /Courtesy of C-Jes Entertainment

Others say the K-pop PR machine has failed to introduce the variety of Korean pop music to the wider world. Roh Jun-seok at Korea Creative Contents Agency points out that manufactured bands account for just 10 percent of the U.S. pop market, but some 90 percent of Korean musicians who have launched their career overseas are manufactured bands. "It's not surprising that K-pop is losing its appeal after 10 years of that," he added.

Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwang-soo, who manages T-ara, said, "In Japan, where K-pop has been very popular, we're now seeing bands who resemble Korean ones with their pretty looks and good singing skills. Only K-pop singers who can distinguish themselves from foreign groups of similar style will be able to survive the competition."

Nam Tae-jeong, a former head of MBC's Music Center, said, "Although nobody intended it, there is now a strong impression that K-pop equals manufactured bands. We should be showcasing a greater variety of music, more individual character and greater sincerity."

Some believe that Korean musicians can only succeed abroad if they play not only in big, meticulously planned concerts but also smaller, more informal gigs.

Kim Chang-wan said, "The K-pop scene has been excessively dominated by manufactured bands. We need to create an environment where musicians with individual character and music can flourish, like Lady Gaga."

And Kim Zakka points out that there is governmental organization in Japan which makes sure that Japanese indie musicians are heard in various parts of the U.S. "That's what we need in Korea as well."

Source: Chosun Ilbo