Friday, June 8, 2012

"[NEWS] Perfect smile oppa is set to make his drama comeback!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Perfect smile oppa is set to make his drama comeback!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] Perfect smile oppa is set to make his drama comeback!

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT


In "May Queen" with Han Ji-hye

Kim Jae-won who had a time out due to his shoulder injury is coming back.

He is in the process of finalizing appearance in the MBC weekend drama "May Queen". He has been on a time out for about 10 months since his accident while filming the MBC drama "Me Too, Flower!" in October last year.

Kim Jae-won has been taking care of himself since then, postponing fan meetings and everything else. He had been offered various roles but he waited until his injury was well.

"May Queen" is about the youths who dream in the spacious seas. The main outline is about the love and passion, betrayal and revenge of a man and a woman who were born when the shipping industry was in the middle of development.

Han Ji-hye has confirmed her role and the drama will start shooting in July once the casting is complete.


source: hancinemasports.donga.com

[NEWS] NEWS Candid camera a testament to Donghae and Jihyun's friendship!

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 08:42 AM PDT


4minute's Jihyun and Super Junior's Donghae have shown their friendship.

To be broadcast on June 7th at 11PM KST, Mnet's "Beatles Code 2" features the two, with Donghae being shocked by his partner when she called and asked him for money.

During the broadcast, Jihyun said, "After doing our drama, Donghae and I became friends." She was told by MC Shindong to perform a candid camera and ask Donghae for money, and she called him and said, "I need to borrow some money." He then replied, "How much do you need? If it's urgent you don't have to explain why. It doesn't matter if you return it or not," showing their strong sense of friendship.


Source: Kstarnews
Cr: its_matteo & kkwonsso. @ 4-minute.com

[PICTURES] Big Bang Brand Design Guide by Hyundai Card!

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT


Hyundai Card and YG, Korea's leading entertainment management company, collaborated on the brand design book, "Branding BIGBANG," a present to the BIGBANG fans worldwide.

The new brand design book visually expresses BIGBANG's many identities. They are musicians. They are artists. The five members, who make an awesome group, are also individual icons. We hope to see BIGBANG's name and brand image evolve in creative and exciting ways through this guidebook for the BIGBANG fans around the world.

We anticipate this project to open a new beginning for the brand of BIGBANG and their fans.





[NEWS] Hyundai hopes to tap teens with YG!

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT


Two leading trendsetting companies in Korea - Hyundai Card and YG Entertainment - unveiled the result of their brand management and marketing collaboration yesterday.

Under the deal, Hyundai is helping YG Entertainment spiff up its brand by providing its expertise in brand building and design. In return, YG is teaching the card company how to understand consumers in their teens and 20s.

Hyundai Card, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, said in a release yesterday, the two companies had collaborated on an album cover and music video.

Hyundai has caused sensations in Korea by hosting high-profile pop concerts by artists such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce. Its innovative marketing campaigns, including TV commercials and advertising designs, elevated the company to the second tier of the country's credit card market in a short period of time.

YG Entertainment, a leading management company for artists of the Hallyu, or Korean wave, has artists including Big Bang and 2NE1 in its stable. It is one of Korea's top three pop artist management companies along with SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.

"An entertainment company and a credit card company have different approaches in terms of brand management and we wanted to help each other by sharing know-how," a Hyundai spokesman said. "By learning how to understand consumers in their teens and 20s, we can expand our future customer bases."

In their first collaboration, Hyundai Card designed Big Bang's new album cover and produced a music video for the popular boy band's album. The video, for a song entitled "Monster," features fonts used by Hyundai Card in its marketing materials.

The song "Monster" recorded by lesser-known musicians will also be available for downloading at Hyundai Card Music, a music Web site. The card company will help the musicians build their reputations, it said.

"We are going to do more than share our expertise and will come up with valuable cultural content," the spokesman said.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Ha Ji Won promotes ‘As One’ in LA

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:57 AM PDT


Actress Ha Ji Won attended a special screening of the movie "As One" in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ha Ji Won was greeted by a throng of Korean-Americans and other fans who attended the event to catch a glimpse of the Hallyu actress.

Ahead of the Los Angeles release yesterday in the United States, the movie began showing in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia as well as in Vancouver and Toronto from June 1.

The film is based on a true story about a friendship that emerged between table tennis players from the North and the South back in 1991 when the two Koreas joined forces to compete as one nation at the World Table Tennis Championships, subsequently winning a gold medal in the process.

When the film hit the one million mark in terms of viewers, Ha Ji Won, along with co-star Bae Doo Na, served lucky fans at a pub in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, back on May 15. Fans applied on the movie's official Web site for the chance to meet the stars at the special promotional event.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Kwon Sang Woo attends fan’s funeral

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:44 AM PDT


Upon returning from Cannes Film Festival, Kwon Sang Woo paid a visit to say goodbye to his late fan who passed away while Kwon was in France.

Sportsworld reported that as soon as he landed back in Korea, Kwon went to the funeral parlor to pay respect to his fan who had passed from stomach cancer. The two had met back in April when the fan had written to Kwon and the actor responded by paying a visit at the hospital.

"He must have been tired from being abroad, but as soon as he landed, he went to the funeral without even telling his manager where he was going," said a spokesperson from Kwon's agency.

The Hallyu actor is thought to be in mourning for his deceased fan to whom he had spoken words of encouragement during their last encounter.

Meanwhile, Kwon has been busy promoting his movie "Chinese Zodiac" starring Jackie Chan.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] After School’s JuYeon shows off her drawing skills

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:31 AM PDT


Earlier today, After School's JuYeon updated her twitter account with a photo of herself accompanied by hand-drawn photos of a few After School members. The caption preceding the pictures was "I think I can draw…kekekeke" which showed JuYeon's fun nature.

JuYeon drew caricatures of Jung Ah, Nana and E-Young. These pictures showed each members face which were recognizable by individual hairstyles, expressions and facial features like distinctive lips.

These drawings received attention from netizens who were amused and impressed by JuYeon's art. After the photos were uploaded to online communities netizens left comments like "Nana's the best it looks a lot alike" among other reactions.


Source: Chosun
Quote - PledisASTrans + Article trans: AfterSchoolDaze

[NEWS] 2NE1’s CL talks about Sandara & Lee Min Ho’s 100 NGs kiss scene

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:18 AM PDT


CL raises her doubts over Sandara Park and Lee Minho's kissing scenes!

On the broadcast of SBS "Midnight Entertainment TV" on the 6th, CL and Lee Dongwook were interviewed on the set of their new advertisement shoot for a liquor brand. Before they advertised this liquor beverage product, 2NE1′s Sandara Park and Lee Minho were the advertisement models.

At that time, Sandara Park and Lee Minho took more than 100 times to film their kissing scenes. When asked about it, CL replied, "I went to the place where they were shooting to show my support. I really don't know why they took so long to do the scenes. Maybe it took no time at all, and they just dragged it," she joked, drawing laughter with her response. When asked whether CL and Lee Dongwook would be having similar scenes, Lee Dongwook replied, "Our fingertips don't even touch," he said regretfully.


Source: Nate
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] Big Bang confirms ‘Alive Tour’ in Peru and Brazil

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 07:05 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 revealing the list of tour locations in Asia and United States, Big Bang has now confirmed their tour stops in South America. According to Big Bang's official Facebook page, they will be bringing "Big Bang Alive Tour 2012" to Peru and Brazil. However, concert details are still being discussed and will be posted on a later date.

[NEWS] Jay Park successfully wraps up U.S. tour

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:49 AM PDT


Singer Jay Park has successfully wrapped up a United States tour as part of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month 2012 celebrations.

Starting on May 18, Park performed in Washington, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The tour was sponsored by Verizon and all shows, which were headlined by Park, were sold out in advance.

Jay Park performed songs from his new album "Fresh Air: Breathe It," and showed off his moves by taking the stage with breakdance group AOM.

"It was my first U.S. tour so I did have a lot of expectations, but truly this show went well beyond what I anticipated. I'll keep on striving to become a better performer for the fans and I am so grateful for all of their support," said Park.

On May 16 as he was preparing to embark on the U.S. tour, Park made headlines for releasing never-before-heard tracks available through a Web site. The "Fresh Air: Breathe It" mixtape, written by himself, was made available for free.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Gong Yoo renews his contract with ‘KANU’

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:36 AM PDT


Actor Gong Yoo has signed up for the second time to promote Maxim brand's 'KANU' line of instant coffee.

"Coffee conjures up images of Gong Yoo's face. He embodies the sensitivity that lines up perfectly with the beverage and his appeal as an actor to people from all demographic groups is what led us to choose him again as Kanu's model," said a spokesperson for Maxim.

The spokesperson added that the 32-year-old actor was instrumental in enhancing the product's image as a sophisticated coffee mix.

Gong Yoo has made headlines of late for returning to drama genre in "Big" on KBS. The new show also stars actress Lee Min Jung and Suzy from miss A and is based on a wacky plot that involves an 18-year-old boy and a successful man in his 30s switching bodies.

The drama is Gong Yoo's first in more than five years. He last starred in the 2007 hit drama "Coffee Prince."

Last year he was acclaimed for his role in "Dogani" ("The Crucible"), a history-making film about sexual abuse of disabled children.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Bobby Kim to drop six tracks ahead of album release

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:23 AM PDT


Despite the fact that he'll launch his special edition album "Old & New" in mid-July, Bobby Kim will release six tracks on June 15 as a preview.

The tracks selected for early release are all remakes of existing songs such as "Meeting in Memory" by Cho Yong-pil and "Reminiscence" by Sanwoolim among others.

The new album has been recorded and produced in the United States and fans are expecting big things from the album. Kim left for the United States in late April to work on his new album.

Early last month, Kim used his Twitter account to gush about his upcoming album. On May 9, Kim alerted fans that he was working on jacket design of his "Special album" as well as working on a music video in the United States.

He also let fans in on a little secret — namely, that he was not so tech-savvy. "I have no idea how to use the Internet properly but I just want to talk to you all," said Kim on Twitter.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Crown J to make a comeback

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 06:10 AM PDT


After spending the last year caught up in a court case and scandal of assault and blackmail, rapper Crown J is set to make a comeback.

On June 9, the singer will hold a comeback show at the club Phantom located in Nonhyun-dong, southern Seoul. At the event, he will sing new songs to be released soon.

"He's spent a long time on the album and it's going to be a success. He will take his time meeting the fans who have supported him throughout the ordeal [he has gone through]," said a spokesperson for Crown J.

Meanwhile, back in March, Crown J was sued by his former manager on charges of blackmail and assault. Crown J was sentenced to six months' probation.

This was in reference to an alleged scuffle that broke out between the two back in 2010 where the singer blackmailed his former manager to sign a contract that would allow Crown J to take over ownership of a yacht worth 100 million won ($85,358) as well as some money.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho makes over 10 million friends on SNS

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT


Hallyu star Lee Min Ho proved his global influence, setting a record of having the largest number of friends on SNS.

Starhaus Entertainment stated on June 8, "On June 6, Lee Min Ho has over 5.45 million Facebook followers, 4.03 million Weibo followers, 660,000 Twitter followers, and 230,000 me2day friends, which is more than 10 million total SNS friends."

"Among all Korean celebrities, athletes, politicians and entrepreneurs, Lee Min Ho has the largest number of friends on SNS."

It especially draws many people's attention that 40% of Lee Min Ho's friends are from Weibo, which is called the Chinese version of Twitter.

"Weibo is China's most popular online communication channel. Lee Min Ho's popularity recently hit China and his number of followers are quickly increasing as well," his agency said.

Lee Min Ho expressed, The fan messages from SNS channels give me a lot of strength. I'll pay back for your love through SBS TV's new drama series 'Faith', scheduled to air in August. I'll make sure to portray the character as best as I can."


Source: Star News

[NEWS] Management agencies panic after sudden confession of Ji Hyun Woo to Yoo In Na

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:44 AM PDT


The sudden confession by Ji Hyun Woo in public that he really likes Yoo In Na was making all people including Yoo In Na on the scene panic-stricken.

On the evening of June 7th, 2012, the tvN drama "Queen In-Hyun's Man" grand final fans meet was held at Yeongdeungpo CGV theater in Seoul. At the scene, Ji Hyun Woo sudden confessed, "Want to confess before the fans of our drama, I really like Yoo In Na. Hope you will support us," surprising everyone present.

The original schedule of the activity was to watch the final episode of "Queen In-Hyun's Man" with the fans, followed by cake-cutting ceremony and interaction with fans. But because of the sudden action by Ji Hyun Woo, after watching the final episode with fans, everyone left the scene, all schedules was cancelled.

The management agency of Ji Hyun Woo said, "The actual atmosphere at that time was not the same with rumor. Ji Hyun Woo is completely immersed into his role, so this many be action he personally took unwittingly. Now Ji Hyun Woo has returned home, we need to first listen to the thought of Ji Hyun Woo, then could only announce our position on the morning of 8th."

Yoo In Na's management agency said, "About this matter we have nothing to say, need to understand the actual situation through our assistant at the scene, then only announce our position in tomorrow afternoon."

Besides, Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na who are starring in "Queen In-Hyun's Man" began to have rumor circulating not long after the drama began airing, and was once suspected as false thing becomes true.


Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation attends ‘GiRL de Provence’ perfume launch event

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:31 AM PDT


On June 7th, the members of Girls' Generation attended a launch event for their latest endorsement of the "GiRL de Provence" perfume from 10 Corso Como. Though Yuri unfortunately could not attend, the other eight members present were dressed in beautiful dresses that showed off their gorgeous looks.



First seen in Girls' Generation – TTS's music video for "Twinkle", the "GiRL de Provence" perfume has since been the center of a large advertisement campaign from 10 Corso Como, which heavily featured the brand's Twitter account and a Facebook page dedicated to the perfume. Starting on May 29th, 10 Corso Como released a photo each day on its Twitter and Facebook, counting down the days to last night's launch event.

The "GiRL de Provence" perfume will be sold for one month only, from June 8th to July 8th, exclusively at 10 Corso Como stores. The perfume can be purchased at the 10 Corso Como store in Milan, Italy, in two stores in South Korea, and on 10 Corso Como's online shop.


Sources: Newsen
Written by: bhost909@soshified
Edited by: MoonSoshi9@soshified

[NEWS] Kim Ha Neul’s photos from rookie days revealed

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:18 AM PDT


Actress Kim Ha Neul's photos from the early days of her career gain interest amongst netizens.

Several photos of the actress were recently posted through an online community board with the title, "Looking at Kim Ha Neul during her rookie days."

In the photos, Kim Ha Neul is flaunting her signature natural long hair and looking charming in her youthful face. The beautiful actress also gained attention, possessing an amazing skin.

More surprisingly, Kim Ha Neul's appearance looks almost the same as she does today on SBS drama "A Gentleman's Dignity". She looks slightly younger, but have no any major differences.

Netizens commented, "Who knew the pure and innocent Kim Ha Neul would become a rom-com Queen", "I really hope she does another romance film", "She is pretty before and after her rookie days" and more.

[NEWS] Juniel feels the burden being ‘The Next IU’

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT


Rookie solo singer Juniel confessed to feeling pressured of being addressed as "the next IU".

On June 7, singer Juniel held a showcase to celebrate the release of her Korean debut album "My First June" and said that she is happy to be called the next IU but she doesn't deserve the praise.

The rookie singer said, "IU is loved as the 'Nation's little sister'. I was happy when I was called the next IU, but I think I don't deserve to be called that. Rather than be the next IU, I want to show myself being Juniel."

When asked about her strengths, Juniel replied, "I think my strong point is that I have a unique vocal tone so I can sing various songs in many different ways."

During the showcase, Juniel performed "Ready Go!", "Illa Illa" and "Fool" while playing her guitar with her labelmate, CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa.


Source: Star News

[VIDEO] Dal Shabet releases MV making film for Mr. “Bang Bang”

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 04:52 AM PDT


Earlier this week, the ladies of Dal Shabet made their comeback with first full length album 'Bang Bang' featuring the catchy title track "Mr. Bang Bang".

After releasing the full music video for "Mr. Bang Bang", which showcases the members how to rob a bank with style, Dal Shabet has unveiled the making-of video for the title song. The video gives the fans a glimpse behind the scene of the MV filming.

[VIDEO] 2PM releases making film for ‘Member’s Selection’

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 04:39 AM PDT


Last month, 2PM released their new best hits album "2PM The Member's Selection". The new compilation album consists a total of 18 hit tracks that have been selected by 2PM themselves. The members also filmed a music video for "Only You", the second track off of the album.

On June 8th, 2PM released the making-of film Part 1 for "2PM The Member's Selection" album through the group's official Youtube channel. The short clip features behind-the-scene highlights of music video filming and photoshoot.

[VIDEO] U-Kiss releases MV for “Believe”

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 04:23 AM PDT


Earlier this week, U-Kiss released a special mini album titled 'The Special to KissMe' The new album contains a total of six songs including U-KISS' new title song "Believe" which was composed by member AJ himself as well as pre-released dance track "Te Amo".

On June 8th, U-Kiss unveiled the full music video for title track "Believe". The new upbeat, exciting track displays the members' unique musical styles as well as their growth.

Check out the MV below!

[VIDEO] f(x) releases highlight medley of ‘Electric Shock’

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT


After releasing the individual teaser images and full tracklist, f(x) has just unveiled a highlight medley from the tracks on their comeback mini album, 'Electric Shock'.

'Electric Shock' contains a total of six tracks including the title track "Electric Shock", "Jet", "Zig Zag", "Beautiful Stranger", "Love Hate", and "Let's Try". The album will become available online through iTunes and other music distribution websites on June 10 and in stores on June 13.

Check out the medley below!

120608 G.NA wins on ‘Music Bank’ + Other Performances

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 03:53 AM PDT


KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

For this week's 'Music Bank special in Jeonju' episode, Wonder Girls are back with "Girlfriend" and "Like This". U-Kiss and Dal Shabet made their comebacks as well with "Believe" and "Mr. Bang Bang" respectively.

Meanwhile, FNC Entertainment's new solo artist Juniel kicked off her debut with "Illa Illa" and "Fool" featuring senior labelmate and CNBLUE member, Jung Yonghwa.

Other great performances from artists including TaeTiSeo, 4minute, INFINITE, SISTAR, G.NA, Baek Ji Young, Teen Top, B1A4, A Pink, Mighty Mouth, Kim Jo Han, EXO-K, Hello Venus, Dalmatian and She'z.

And for the highlight of the show, G.NA claimed her first win tonight with her latest track "2HOT".

Congratulations G.NA!




Next Week: Boyfriend (Comeback)



Next Week: f(x) (Comeback)




Check out the performances below!

She'z



Dalmatian



Hello Venus



EXO-K



Kim Jo Han

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Mighty Mouth



Apink



B1A4



Teen Top



Baek Ji Young

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G.NA

--

4minute



SISTAR





INFINITE



TaeTiSeo




Watch today's debut and comeback performances below!

U-Kiss - "Believe"
Juniel - "Fool" + "Illa Illa"
Dal Shabet - "Mr. Bang Bang"

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls makes comeback with “Like This” on Music Bank

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 03:35 AM PDT


The Wonder Girls finally made their much-anticipated return with their mini album "Wonder Party" along with new title track "Like This".

"Wonder Party" is composed of a total of six tracks, five of which are brand new songs and the previously released English single "The DJ is Mine." The title track "Like This" showed off a great start, making it to the top of charts immediately and drawing more than 3 million views in just three days.

On June 8, Wonder Girls kicked off their first comeback stage on KBS 'Music Bank'. The girls delivered charismatic performance of "Like This", showcasing the funky "crab leg" dance, as well as the track "Girlfriend", which was written by member Yenny.

Check out their performance below!



[VIDEO] U-Kiss returns with “Believe” on Music Bank

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 03:23 AM PDT


After a short promotions for 6th mini-album "DORA DORA", the boys of U-Kiss are back to bring in summer with new special mini album "The Special to KissMe"!

"The Special to KissMe" contains a total of six songs including U-KISS' new title song "Believe" which was composed by member AJ himself as well as pre-released dance track "Te Amo".

On June 8th, U-KISS kicked off a special comeback stage on KBS 'Music Bank'. Check out their performance of "Believe" and "Man Man Ha Ni" below!