Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"[NEWS] BTOB, Don't seem like rookies on a relaxed stage!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] BTOB, Don't seem like rookies on a relaxed stage!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] BTOB, Don't seem like rookies on a relaxed stage!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT


To commemorate the 2012 Visit Korea Year campaign, several concerts will be held at the Big-O floating stage at Expo 2012 Yeosu.

Boasting great performers line up such as Jay Park,who just finished a series of successful concerts with the APAHM Tour in the United States,the popular group BEAST (Yoon Doojoon,Jang Hyunseung,Yong JunHyung,Yang Yoseop,Son DongWoon,Lee Gikwang) that has just finished their European Tour, girl group 4minute will be representing the ladies of K-Pop, and also the rookie group,BTOB which consists of Lee Minhyuk,Peniel D. Shin,Jung Ilhoon, Lee Changsub, Lim Hyunsik, Yook Sungjae and Seo Eunkwang.

The KPOP Korean Wave Concert is co-hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization and it is held to promote tourism and commemorate the Visit Korea Year campaign through this Yeosu Expo 2012 Korea.


SOURCE : Newsen
TRANSLATION BY : AzianHana @ CBZ

[PICTURE] After School unveiled Nana and Raina's teaser photos!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:51 AM PDT

After revealing the concept photos of Lizzy,UEE and Jung Ah,it's Nana and Raina's turn to tease,the girls are spotted in all black outfits and flaunting their slender legs in the photo above.

Are you excited for their comeback?

[INFO] BaekJiyoung introduces the 'Good Boy' recording set!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT


This album was the first dance mini album I released since August of 2009 with 'My Ear's Candy' in the mini album [EGO]. Last year around this time I wrote feelings about the music video recording for my 8th albums title song 'Usually' and that feels like yesterday but i already released the next album. I am so happy~^^ This time we recorded in an Ilsan art house set, and although it is April the weather was very cold. But because many people were very happy we were able to have a fun recording.

The music video for 'Good Boy' the CF producer for Pantene, LacVert, Ohui, LG X Note, Cyon, etc making videos with sense and messages Kim Jong Myung Producer was the one who grabbed the megaphone and helped record the music video. Using advanced objects with sense in the midevil scenery it went very well with the music. The producer said he wanted to express the thought that a girl had when she was hurt by love like 'With no change and no lies it was mine'.

In this music video Junhyung-sshi from Beast featured in the song and he appeared in the music video as well which added more meaning to the music video. It was an all night recording but because everyone tried their best the time went by very quickly.

It is the cut that many of you guys have been waiting for with Yong Jun Hyung. He seemed to be a friend who always tried their best, he didn't make many NG's and was very serious when the recording started which had me very shocked. During the making of my album the first time I saw him was on the music video set, during the recording I thought that he was a friend who had a professional mind set. He also prepared a lot of expressions, gestures, etc. ^^ It was a very fun recording.

Now~ To our naver family we will release the music video making with Yong Jun Hyung from Beast! ^^


CREDITS: Naver Music (SOURCE); lovejihyun @B2ST RISING (TRANS)

[INTERVIEW] Junhyung, Yoseob, Doojoon, and Hyunseung's interviews in "There'll Be No Spotlight If You Stop Now"!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:27 AM PDT


Yong Junhyung: "IT'S OVERWHELMING TO BE LEFT WITH THE LAST OPPONENT TO OVERTHROW"

Q1: What did you do when Director Hong Seung Seong pointed out your weaknesses?
A: Director Hong didn't like my presence. Although I am still young now, back then I was younger and I didn't understand a lot of things. Each monthly evaluation, I wanted better results so I practiced harder. It really depressed me because I knew that Director Hong had a negative image towards me and I didn't want him to underestimate my abilities. Honestly, I didn't know how Director Hong told me my weaknesses, but because he saw all my weaknesses, I practiced even more.

Q2: What did you think when you were temporarily "free" of CUBECUBE?
A: Since my trainee days, I thought of Shinsadong Tiger not just as a composer but as a brother. Tiger hyung also had a difficult time training as a singer. Because of that, he tried to understand my complaints and loneliness. Nevertheless, I'd seen failure. So, in the end, if I couldn't hold on to CUBE, I might have had to give up my dream of being a singer. This matter was very important to me and I thought about "stopping right here right now" a lot. But instead of giving up, I practiced alone and sincerely asked Director Hong for another chance.

Q3: When you felt lonely, what did you do?
A: I went to another practice room, or I practiced at home. One day, I called Director Hong. I kept believing and practicing, and then a sudden wave hit me. Director Hong asked me to come back and gave me exactly a month. In that time, I tried to practice more seriously and earnestly. When there was an unsatisfying part, he wouldn't let me come back or just end up calling the other members to fill in. Since then, I really practiced hard. But then you might wonder why I chose this path spending a lot of time while still remaining invisible? Back then I regretted it a lot and felt bitter. Yet, practicing with the other members allowed me to pull through those difficult times.

Q4: What did you feel when Director Hong texted you to practice more and leave the management?
A: I received the text when I got home. That day, I drank a lot. When one of the trainees would be eliminated and every hyungs from the management team gathered together. So I was comfortable and had a good relationship with people from the office. I felt that it wasn't fair when he had eliminated me. So I called Director Hong for the last time and it seemed that he was moved.

Q5: You had vocal training, but what did you think when you were positioned as a rapper of BEAST?
A: I have always been interested in rapping. In my previous company I couldn't sing or rap. But in CUBECUBE, I tried challenging my interest. Fortunately, many people helped and supported me. In the company, I am a shy person so I couldn't simply say, "I want to rap". But Tiger hyung talked to the company for me. I really wanted to rap and compose. Back then. I thought that it would great if I could do that. I then told my wishes to Director Hong. Since then, I had that position. If there was anything I could do, it would be to tell people that I believe I can be a BEAST member.

Q6: What is your goal in music?
A: I want to be a producer. I want to be like the Director, making a team and choosing members. I don't have the confidence to be a producer yet, but I have to try producing, making music and planning a full album. While preparing BEAST album, I felt satisfied with myself, even though it wasn't on my own. Many great people participated in producing BEAST album. But one day I want to make it 100% my way. That's why I have to make music that expresses my true color.

Q7: Making Yong Junhyung's music, when do you think you can materialize that dream?
A: My tight schedules disable me from arranging music together with the hyungs. So, I have to do the arrangement between my schedules. Lately, I barely have time for myself. So, my work comes out slower than I plan it to be.

Q8: "I have to actively change myself", as a BEAST member, what do you think is still lacking?
A : Other members have overcome my weaknesses talent wise so I don't have to worry about that. I still have other weakness I have to fix, one of them is my pessimism. Also, suppressing feelings is not good too. When the feeling around me is peaceful, then I try to hide my anger. But I've been together with others for so long that they know me very well. I believe that I am the Yong Junhyung who still has to do everything sincerely and earnestly.

Q9: What do you like about CUBE?
A: There are so many bad memories from the previous company. I wanted to immediately stand on the stage, but I was very busy. Every day, I had to see my lawyers and went to the courts to settle things. Despite the bad condition in the previous company, I was surprised to see myself believing in people from CUBE. I want to say "Ah, there's actually good people like this". Now, I have a stable and comfortable life. I am really satisfied. Later, I want to keep being comfortable with these staffs.



Yang Yoseob: "I WILL DO THE BEST WITH MY POSITION RIGHT NOW"

Q1 : When you were first in CUBE, you suffered through a lot. But after spending time there, you eventually understood. How did you survive in CUBE?
A: It isn't easy to become a singer. I decided to join CUBE and I overcame a lot of difficulties before I reached the status I am in now. I knew my weaknesses. Director Hong knew them too. I used to get scolded for wearing knee-long training pants (bad style). Director Hong tried to control me as much as he could. He really wanted me to have the quality of a star. But at that time, I think he was upset and disappointed most of the time. Now, when I think about it, it seems that I was too busy and focused in building up my skills passionately and that was very important to me. That's why I think I have to pressure myself with that repeatedly even now.

Q2: Have you ever quit in the middle of training?
A: Before I even thought about quitting, I tried to do everything well. I can look like a model student, but cannot match up to the work hard and seriousness. When Director Hong dismissed me, I heard that the developing team told a lot about me to Director Hong. Then, I was brought back to CUBE and I promised to work hard to show my improved qualities to Director Hong. Eventually, Director's attitude towards me gradually changed until he eventually put his faith in me.

Q3: Did you have a mentor giving you the strength to hold on during those difficult times?
A: The only people I knew were BEAST members. So when I was having hard times, I would go to them and say "Ah, it's too difficult for me" and only they really understood what I was feeling. We believe in each other and I can share everything and anything with the other members. We cheer on one another and talk about our own feelings.

Q4: It seems that you dealt with failure and frustration very well. What advice would you give to those who have to go through the same process?
A: I was desperate, but I naturally went through that process and got into this position eventually. I think I have strengthened my foundation to hold on for such a long time. I was trained for approximately six years. I envied my friends who got their positions early. But now when I'm introspecting myself, I think I can say that I learnt a lot from those times. Now I can overcome the difficult times after debut too.

Q5: In the first studio album, I think your vocal has improved a lot. How did you change it? Did you find it a challenge?
A: Yes, I did. Before doing the album, I had a role in a musical. All the directors and musical seniors saw my singing. They gave me a lot of advice on how to sing sincerely and amazingly. I acted while expressing the song I sang to and so I learned a lot. Singing and acting in a musical was very interesting and I want to keep doing it.

Q6: I heard that Yoseob's dream is to become a world star. What do you prepare to do it?
A: Looking at myself now, I guess I thought that it was an easy thing. But lately, I did a lot of activities abroad and I found that the path to become a world star is really difficult. I'm not too sure about it, but I think I can do it. That dream is still very much a blur to me. Despite the difficulty, if I do the best with my position right now, won't the fans abroad eventually recognize me too?

Q7: It seems like you are the most popular among younger fans. What's your secret?
A: Since debut, compared to the other members, I am the one with the most aegyo (cuteness). Fans think I'm cute and they say I look like a manga character. Younger friends also like my aegyo. To be honest, I'm grateful to whatever you like about me.

Q8: I heard your character is like a mother's.
A: Before asking help from others, I will do something for them first. People say that it's good intention, but in the past, honestly, I wouldn't be able to do it.

Q9: What can you learn from being an idol?
A: That we have to keep our image as a singer and an entertainer. We have to do the best, but I am always conflicted between singing practice and dancing practice. But even now, I still ask help from other staffs including the manager hyungs. To become a good model for others, shouldn't I have more time?

Q10: What is BEAST Yoseob's dream?
A: I want to do a world tour concert. I want to collaborate with other senior musicians whom I respect, like Wheesung, Rain, and international singers like Justin Timberlake.




Yoon Doojoon: "DON'T GIVE UP EASILY"

Q1: How did you feel when you were eliminated from the show "Hot Blood"?
A: Being in JYP for less than three months, I had appeared in the show. So, if I had won and debut immediately after that, I would have felt guilty to my friends. I tried my best, but still, failing hurt me very much. Of course I knew only how far my abilities could go so I could have accepted it easier and withdrew myself from it. But then later on it got harder. So eventually I went to practice with my peers, Junho and Chansung, who were going to debut as 2PM members. Since they were already training and getting ready, Lee Gikwang and I dealt with a lot of hard times going through the life as ordinary trainees.

Q2: It seems that you even had the urge to just quit everything.
A: There were many times when I wanted to quit. However I firmly decided continuing to be a trainee and I felt it was the time to look for someone. I practiced with the purpose of finding Teacher Cheyook. But then, I suddenly stopped the preparation to be a singer. My practice wasn't going well too. I suffered a lot so I wanted to go back to the student life again. I questioned myself, "If I keep practicing earnestly, can I, like my friends, prepare for my dreams gradually?" I regretted a lot asking myself that question. However, I continued to receive encouragements from my teachers and friends from school when preparing to be a singer. That's why when I was eliminated from "Hot Blood", I didn't let my pride down like I had before. Even though I went away, I still wanted to come back with a slightly more decent performance. Making a dream come true or not is not the issue for me. I just want to show my stronger side of myself to people who have supported me.

Q3: Before debuting, what did you think when you were doing activities as AJ's backup dancer?
A: As of January 2009, before deciding 4Minute members, there were Junhyung, Kikwang, Yoseob and I in CUBE. We were supposed to debut with four members at that time. But one day, I heard from the company that I would be Kikwang's backup dancer. So Kikwang debuted alone, and we danced behind him. This situation made us so confused. I was so busy that I couldn't even go home. I slept at a dancer hyung's house, or sometimes even at the saunas. That was the most miserable moment in my life. When I think about it now, I can smile remembering those times because I have made many beautiful memories with the other members. Although it was so difficult that I wanted to quit, I was in the same position as the other members. It became a motivation for me because we had to fight together and hold on together. Yoseob said one time that there's no one else with as much as determination and willingness as we had. Our parent gave us encouragement and strength, but they didn't know our feelings and the condition we were in so they couldn't encourage us that much. Yoseob, Kikwang, and Junhyung, really had a lot of strength.

Q4: Didn't your failure give you the opportunity to rise up to your desired position?
A: Trainee life wasn't only for two years. My friends who had been practicing for longer time had gone through their own tests then too. Despite my brief training period, I could have passed through all those tests. When I think about it now, I can still learn and feel a lot of things from that brief period. I feel very grateful for it.

Q5: Since being in JYP, Director Hong Seung Seong has believed in Yoon Doojoon, then how about yourself?
A: Director had thought about making me a 2AM member because he believed in me. I'm very grateful to him. I also left JYP when Director also established CUBE. Since there was no reason to reject him, I quickly held on to Director's hand. I was sure that I wasn't wasting my time because it was a very thought out decision.

Q6: There sure would be arguments in the group. I'm curious, as a leader, how do you handle that kind of situation?
A: All singers can't do whatever they want. The company put in a lot of consideration for us and Director also likes to communicate with the youngsters. However, each of us has our own preference and discontentment. There's music we want to do and there's a musical difference in what we find suitable to our own personality. Our first album reflects our ideas. Our preparation time was short so Director was worried about it. He encouraged us to fill our album more colorfully.

Q7: After debuting, what do you think is the most exhausting?
A: The tight schedule is the most tiresome to me. I want to meet my friends and rest, but we don't have personal time at all. This is the path I've chosen so of course I can't have free time. Our body and heart are tired. We do a lot of activities including acting so some of us absolutely have no personal time.

Q8: Are you content with your life now?
A: Actually I'm happy but I'm also suffering. Looking forward, BEAST activities now help us to develop a lot for the future. I'm also happy that we can move forward, step by step. But, seeing my days far away, I really feel tired. But in the end, I want to sincerely thank my dream for making me how I am now.

Q9: Is acting interesting?
A: Acting is really interesting. I can live different lives through it. As a singer, I think it really helps me to express my music. Having the foundation to act in the future is exhilarating. But as a singer, I think I still have a lot of weaknesses. That's why I want to work harder, although I don't even have the time to act. I know that I should focus on "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon," but I don't know. It's very difficult not being able to control my own wish.

Q10 : In the future, do you want to act again?
A: I want to be remembered as BEAST as long as I can. But if the time comes, I have to prepare for my own future. Thus, I want to act. That's an interesting work. But right now I want to learn more and work harder as BEAST.

Q11: I want to know your plans on music.
A: I want to develop my skills. I want to make a more complete BEAST album. In the first album, I did not participate as much as I wanted to. If I had had the time, I could have practiced the choreography more, and could have enhanced my vocal. But I had little time to do all that. It's really a pity. I hope in the next album I can do all that.

Q12: What makes you want to thank Director Hong Seung Seong?
A: I want to thank him for making me a member of BEAST until now. It wasn't easy for him to make this decision. I also want to thank him for believing and trusting us. He will be listening to the stories of the six of us from the interview. So, I am thankful to him for encouraging us and making us another album.

Q13: What do you want to tell to those who dream to be singers?
A: Although skill is important, luck is also important. Compared with the others, I'm the luckiest. Trying out an open audition for the first time, I feel that I'm very lucky for passing that huge competition. I didn't know anything at that time. I wasn't even nervous and I did it without feeling burdened. In addition, looking at the other members, no one in the group gives up easily. Of course they gave up before, but they recovered fast to reach their dreams. To other junior singers, if you don't give up and work hard to the end, then you will eventually get the position you want. Be satisfied with yourself and moreover, always hope for success. Right now there might be a lot of suffering, but later you will get the compensation from your sacrifices.



Jang Hyunseung: "IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE TALENT, WIN AS A TRAINEE"

Q1: You had your failure displayed to the public before. Did anything happen after?
A: Yes, I learned a lot from failure. Even though I know that never failing is even better. Lately, seeing the trainees preparing to be singers, I know that I have changed. I can see amazing talents drawn across the faces of the young trainees.

Q2: You are also talented, why can't you accept that?
A: I'm not born with talent. What I have isn't a talent too. Because I'm not born with talent, to improve singing and dancing skills, there's no choice but to win by practicing.

Q3: I heard that from eating to being in the waiting room, you listen to music.
A: To me, there's no way other than working hard. This is all for my skills. I have to take all the chances I get.

Q4: Director Hong Seung Seong thinks that the first challenge was to open up your heart.
A: When coming to CUBE, I tried to open my heart as determined who I was there. Because a lot of staffs including Director helped, I could adapt little by little.

Q5: Director Hong Seung Seong sees that you are the member with the most aegyo. This is really surprising.
A: Actually, I don't do aegyo. In contrast, it is my plainness. Maybe I have something different from the other members, but Director sees it as aegyo.

Q6: In the future, what field do you want to try?
A: Not that I think of other kinds of activities or art negatively, but right now, I don't think any of them suit me. Though I always want to try acting, I want to stabilize my position as a singer first. I haven't prepared much so I hope my popularity will stay for a long time.

Q7: If you are doing individual activities, beside acting, what do you want to develop other than dancing?
A: Despite liking dancing, I don't have the ability to make choreography. As a singer-dancer, to make a perfect stage act, and for that I have to learn dancing seriously. Being interested in dancing doesn't mean I'm a dancer. As a singer, I still have to dance. I want to dance with exquisite music to show a cool stage act. Thus, I have to work harder.

Q8: With BEAST's performance right now, are you satisfied with your performance, Jang Hyunseung?
A: Honestly, I am not. People like BEAST's music and we've worked hard for that. Although I'm proud, my own ambition doesn't end here. Other members also have their preference but I like African-American music. I search for musician videos from that genre because I want to try that kind of music. If I have the chance, I want to make an African-American music album. I have to!

Q9: You don't want to participate more in the album?
A: Up until now, I think I'm not capable to participate in my album yet. I consider investing my time in showing the best performance on the stage. I also listen to advices from senior singers. I used to think that I have to spend more time in dancing and singing. In order to be an idol really loved by people for a long time, I know I want to be a songwriter and make music. With that music, I have to develop into an artist showing a more of a natural music.

Q10: So, in order to participate more, you will work little by little?
A: I think I have to read more. That's why I bought some essay books recently. I bought it to help writing song lyrics. I heard that experiencing a lot or things and reading books can improve my musical ability naturally.

Q11: It seems like your style is always your motivation to not quickly feel satisfied with yourself?
A: I'm not always like that. I understand very well how to console myself. I can also find the strength when I need to praise myself. When practicing, I check over before finishing my shot, and monitor all my broadcast. If I think it is good, then I will praise myself. Moreover, I try to introspect myself and accept my weakness to make it cooler.

Q12: What do you expect from Director Hong Seung Seong?
A: It would be nice if in the future he can give me more guidance so that I can improve more in music.

CREDITS: There'll Be No Spotlight If You Stop Now (SOURCE); LadyPsyche & YONGISM @ B2STRISING (TRANS)

[NEWS] Taeyeon has the ideal image that men/boys look for in their university juniors!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:13 AM PDT


Netizens have picked Taeyeon as the female star who has the ideal image of a university junior that men/boys dream of.

Community portal site 'DC Inside' conducted a survey entitled 'Who is the female star with the ideal image of a university junior that men/boys dream of?' from June 5th to June 12th which saw a total of 26,436 votes cast. Taeyeon topped the poll with 9,020 votes (34.1%). In addition to her excellent singing ability, Taeyeon is a star who could melt any man's heart with her cute appearance as well as her overflowing aegyo and charms. Besides that, she also received significant amount of supports from female fans for her easy going image.

Actress Lee YeonHee came in 2nd with 7,054 votes (26.7%) followed by Seohyun in 3rd with 4,693 votes (17.8%). Among others in the list of the poll were Kara's Goo HaRa, miss A's Suzy, IU, etc.


Credit: Chosun.com + fanwonder.com

[NEWS] Park Ji Min and Lee Ha Yi receive ‘K-Pop Star’ car prizes

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT


After placing first and second on SBS' 'K-Pop Star' back in April, Park Ji Min and Lee Ha Yi are finally receiving their prizes.

A snapshot of Park Ji Min and Lee Ha Yi together appeared on an online community forum recently. The photo showed the two receiving their car prizes from Hyundai Motors. Park Ji Min received a brand new Hyundai i40 while Lee Ha Yi received i30 car.

In addition, Park Ji Min received cash prize of 300 million Korean Won (approximately $257,000 USD), promised a role in a TV drama, and endorsement contracts as the winner of the competition.



Source: Nate

[NEWS] Joo Sang Wook holds fan meet in Nagoya

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:46 AM PDT


Actor Joo Sang Wook held a fan meet at Meitetsu Hall in Nagoya, Japan, on June 10, entertaining more than 1,800 fans through two sessions.

Joo delighted his fans by making comments like, "I've heard Nagoya is famous for its beautiful women, and I see it is true." He also thanked his fans for coming to see him before having a candid talk forum and displaying pictures from his everyday life.

When asked when he felt he looked the best during a Q&A session, Joo bantered, "after a shower, after a night of drinking, and in pictures that fans Photoshop for me." The actor also showed off his singing skills through a mini live concert and fulfilled his promise he made during an earlier fan meeting held in Tokyo.

About his future plans, Joo told his fans he will be featured in an upcoming Chinese drama, and promised them to release a song in Japan to show off a new side of him. He added, "I want to create more chances to interact with you and I'll be back to say hello with new projects in the future."

The tickets to Joo's fan meeting were sold out as soon as they went on sale so organizers had to arrange another event in the evening to accommodate his popularity.

Joo Sang Wook is best known for his role in the drama 'Giant', 'Paradise Ranch' and most recently 'Feast of the Gods'.


Source: KBS World

[NEWS] Alex opens his own Italian restaurant

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:33 AM PDT


Singer and actor Alex has recently become the owner of an Italian restaurant!

In the beginning of June, the 32-year-old star became the head of "D'asti Plate" located in trendy Garosugil in Shinsa-dong, southern Seoul. Alex is said to be taking an active part in the restaurant's operations, overseeing the development of various recipes.

A celebrity who is known for his cooking skills, Alex studied culinary arts in Canada before he made his debut in the entertainment industry. His two fields of expertise crossed in 2010 when Alex played the owner of an Italian restaurant in the MBC drama "Pasta."

In related news, Alex has been spending busy days pursuing many of his interests, including MCing for MBC Music's 'Be My Singer, Composer King' and also working as a professional car racer.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls' Ye Eun sings "Girlfriend" on radio show!

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:22 AM PDT



Wonder Girls' Ye Eun shows off her piano skills while singing to Wonder Girls' new song Girlfriend,check out the video clip!


Check out the full song here

[NEWS] SISTAR, LeeSSang and PSY to perform for G-Market’s concert

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:18 AM PDT


Online retailer G-Market will hold a concert, free of charge for its patrons!

K-pop acts including hip hop duo Leessang, SISTAR and Psy as well as the comedian trio "The Brave Fellows" will make an appearance at the event to be held in the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in southern Seoul on June 23.

"Psy needs no introduction as a performer. Leessang and Sistar seem like a strange combination but both groups are renowned in their fields and will no doubt make great harmony," said a representative of G-Market.

8,000 seats will be up for grabs for G-Market customers who can apply for a spots at the "StayG" concert.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Park Han Byul, “I look the best when I was in mid-20s”

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 07:05 AM PDT


Actress Park Han Byul claimed her mid-20 looks the prettiest among her movies.

Park Han Byul attended her new movie premiere 'Two Moons' on June 11th at Lotte cinema. 'Two Moons' will mark the actress' third horror movie after 'Girl high school 3' and 'Yoga School'.

During a press conference, Park Han Byul said, "My characters differ from all three horror movies; so are my ages. I started shooting from early 20s and now I am in my late 20s for the latest one."

She also joked, "I look the best when I was in mid-20s".

'Two Moons' is about day time no longer coming, people who never met got stuck in some isolated place and time and tried to survive. The movie opens in July.


[NEWS] 2AM’s Seulong, Jin Goo & Han Hye Jin cast in “26 Years”

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:48 AM PDT


Actor Jin Goo, actress Han Hye Jin and 2AM's Seulong are getting together for the upcoming movie "26 Years".

Based on an original by Kang Pool, the new movie "26 Years" contains the contents of the Gwangju Democratization Movement killing the president who was responsible for everything that happened then.

Actor Jin Goo's agency said, "Jin Goo has confirmed to star in '26 Days' and is waiting for a crank in".

Han Hye Jin has been also confirmed for the film and will appear as a former shooter of the national team. Im Seulong will also play a heavy part in the movie. He is a policeman in the movie which will challenge him to real acting.

"26 Years" had difficulties in finding investors and distributors but this has currently been solved. The film will be directed by Jo Geun Hyun and to be released in November.


Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Couple Yeon Jung Hoon & Han Ga In plan to have child next year

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:35 AM PDT


After having been married for seven years, the star couple Yeon Jung Hoon and Han Ga In will finally be bringing a beautiful child into the world.

Yeon Jung Hoon was a guest on the cable show "Show King", where he made the surprise announcement saying, "My wife Han Ga In wanted to be in a notable project before becoming a mom. Our parents know about this too."

He continued, "Because the drama and movie that Ga In was in both did well she decided she wanted to have kids. We decided to have a baby in 2013, and have the baby be the same Chinese zodiac sign of the horse as me."

When asked by the MC, Kim Soomi, whether Yeon preferred a boy or a girl, the actor replied, "I want a daughter, but my wife wants a son."

This episode of "Show King" will air June 13th.


Source: KBS World

[NEWS] U-Kiss to release new Japanese single next month

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:20 AM PDT


Having recently made their Korean comeback, idol group U-Kiss is set to return to their Japanese activities next month.

U-Kiss will be releasing a new Japanese single titled "Dear My Friend" on July 25th. The single will mark the group's return five months after their first Japanese album "A Shared Dream" and will include two new songs "Dear My Friend" and "Beautiful".

The title track "Dear My Friend" is a mid-tempo song about friendship and is currently airing as the ending theme to the TV anime "Arashi no Yoru ni Himitsu no Tomodachi". The second track "Beautiful" which was written by member AJ, has been announced to be used as the CM song for Kintetsu Department store's "Passe Bazaar".


Source: Sports Chosun

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho transforms into swordman for ‘Faith’

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 06:07 AM PDT


Actor Lee Min Ho has transformed into charismatic swordman for SBS upcoming drama 'Faith'.

On June 13th, Lee Min Ho's management agency, StarHaus Entertainment, unveiled stills from the actor's latest drama 'Faith'. In the photos, which were filmed for a week from June 5 in Changwon, showed Lee Min Ho dressed in traditional warrior's garments with his long hair tied loosely.

'Faith' is another time-warping, historical fusion drama. Lee Min Ho will play Choi Young, who meets and confronts Eun Soo (played by Kim Hee Sun), a plastic surgeon who comes to the Koryo Dynasty from the modern times.



[NEWS] Seo In Young to be main MC for ‘Star Beauty Show’

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:54 AM PDT


Singer Seo In Young has been selected as the main MC for SBS E!'s 'Star Beauty Show'.

'Star Beauty Show' will invite different celebrities every week to talk about beauty related topics. The show will reveal top celebrities' and celebrity makeup artists' secrets as well as teach the viewers the beauty known-hows in an easier and exciting way.

A representative from "Star Beauty Show" commented, "We were extra cautious in picking the host for 'Star Beauty Show', as the program is designed to become the leading beauty show not only in Korea but throughout Asia. After a long discussion, we decided to work with Seo In Young, knowing she can contribute greatly to the program."


Source: Nate

[NEWS] Boyfriend’s Minwoo shows off his chocolate abs

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:39 AM PDT


Boyfriend's Minwoo is receiving much attention after revealing his chocolate abs.

Recently, a photo titled "Boyfriend's Minwoo! Baby-faced Minwoo's Unexpected Abs," made its way to several online communities, capturing the eyes of the netizens.

In the photo, Minwoo is seen lifting his shirt, showing his perfect chocolate abs. Fellow member Jungmin looks on, seemingly unable to take his eyes off Minwoo.

Fans commented, "Is this for real?", "He has a baby face, but wow!" and "Minwoo's abs are daebak".

[NEWS] Former Dal Shabet leader Viki to feature in BOB4’s new album

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:26 AM PDT


Dal Shabet's former leader Viki will be having her first project as a solo artist through BOB4's new album.

BOB4 is a rookie band comprised of actor Lee Tae Sung's brother, Sung Yu Bin, Hwang In Hwae, Choi Min Soo and Kim Myung Gyu.

Viki, who recently left Dal Shabet to pursue solo career, will support in BOB4's debut by participating as a rapper for their first single "Mystery Girl".

"Mystery Girl" is powerful and rhythmical song incorporates by the vocalist Sung Yu Bin's distinctive voice and Viki's rap.


Source: Xportsnews

[NEWS] CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye to hold fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:13 AM PDT


CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa and actress Park Shin Hye will be holding a special fan meet in Japan to promote their past MBC drama "Heartstrings."

On July 16th, Yonghwa and Park Shin Hye will co-host the fan meet at Japan's Tokyo International Forum ahead of the Japanese television premiere of "Heartstrings." During the fan meet, a special video reel of the drama will be shown, along with interviews and other activities.

"Heartstrings" originally aired in the summer of 2011 on MBC and told the story of college students aspiring to become musicians. The drama was later picked up by Japan's Fuji TV and is scheduled to begin airing on July 9th.


Source: Nate

[NEWS] f(x)’s “Electric Shock” MV hits over 1 million views in one day

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT


Girl group f(x) has proved its growing popularity around the world, gaining a massive amount of views on Youtube for "Electric Shock" music video.

Released on June 12th, "Electric Shock" MV gained over 1 million views in less than a day. Furthermore, the MV ranked #1 on YouTube's "Most Viewed Videos" and also the most "liked" and "favorited" videos on YouTube in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, "Electric Shock" still continues to hold the #1 spot on popular music charts such as Melon, Mnet, and Naver Music. It also topped the Electronic Album iTunes charts of both the U.S. and Canada, proving the group's immense international popularity.

[NEWS] Tablo and Kang Hye Jung named ambassadors for Save the Children

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:46 AM PDT


On June 12th, Tablo and Kang Hye Jung were named honorary ambassadors for the Save the Children organization. The two will support the organization to create lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world.

Earlier today, YG Entertainment has uploaded a new video on YouTube where Tablo and Kang Hye Jung speak about being chosen as honorary ambassadors for Save the Children. The rapper and actress have expressed interest in providing the children with what they need.

Save the Children is an independent organization that brings aid to kids during catastrophic events, by providing food, medical care and shelter.

Check out the video below!

[NEWS] Psy to make comeback next month

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:33 AM PDT


Psy will be heating up this summer by making a comeback with a full-length album in July.

According to YG Entertainment on June 13th, Psy is already putting the final touches on his upcoming sixth album, which is scheduled to be released next month. This will mark the singer's comeback in two years since the release of his 5th album, which included the track "Right Now".

Psy will promote the upcoming release and currently has two pending title tracks at hand. The two songs will likely to exude different vibes from his previous hits "Champion" and "Bird". Psy might perform with double titles or separate the album into two parts.

In addition, the album will include a number of collaborations with prominent artists, raising the anticipation for its release in July.


Source: Nate

[NEWS] Busker Busker to release new album

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:20 AM PDT


After making a major impact with smash-hit debut album, Busker Busker will be releasing a brand new album this summer.

On June 13, CJ E&M revealed that Busker Busker will release a new album titled 'Busker Busker 1st Wrap Up Album' on June 21st. The follow up album includes five brand new songs and is being released in celebration of the end of their promotions for 'Busker Busker 1st Album'

The 'Busker Busker 1st Wrap Up Album' includes songs that were recorded but not included in Busker Busker's first album as they didn't fit the first album's "spring" theme. Busker Busker is reported to have personally written and composed all the music and lyrics, and also took direct part in the album's production.

Meanwhile, Busker Busker will first perform their new songs on the coming 22nd and 23rd at the 'Youth Bus' encore concerts.


Source: Naver

[NEWS] Taeyeon has the ideal image that men/boys look for in their university juniors

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 04:05 AM PDT


Netizens have picked Girls' Generation's Taeyeon as the female star who has the ideal image of a university junior that men/boys dream of.

Community portal site 'DC Inside' conducted a survey entitled 'Who is the female star with the ideal image of a university junior that men/boys dream of?' from June 5th to June 12th which saw a total of 26,436 votes cast. Taeyeon topped the poll with 9,020 votes (34.1%). In addition to her excellent singing ability, Taeyeon is a star who could melt any man's heart with her cute appearance as well as her overflowing aegyo and charms. Besides that, she also received significant amount of supports from female fans for her easy going image.

Actress Lee YeonHee came in 2nd with 7,054 votes (26.7%) followed by Seohyun in 3rd with 4,693 votes (17.8%). Among others in the list of the poll were Kara's Goo HaRa, miss A's Suzy, IU, etc.


Credit: Chosun.com
Translation: fanwonder.com

[NEWS] Big Bang reveals date and venue for ‘Alive Tour 2012’ in Los Angeles

Posted: 13 Jun 2012 03:52 AM PDT


Big Bang, who recently returned with new mini album 'Still Alive', is set to take their "Big Bang Alive Tour 2012" to Asia, North and South America, and Europe, performing in 25 cities in 16 countries.

After confirming their first stops in North America, Big Bang has revealed the date and venue for the Los Angeles concert. According to the group's official Facebook, Big Bang's LA concert is currently scheduled for November 3rd at the Honda Center.

Meanwhile, details for concerts in New York, Peru and Brazil are still being discussed and will be posted on a later date.