Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"[NEWS] Top 3 Painters among idols… amazing drawing skills revealed" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Top 3 Painters among idols… amazing drawing skills revealed" plus 24 more

[NEWS] Top 3 Painters among idols… amazing drawing skills revealed

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT

Recently, on an online community site, some girl groups members' artwork were revealed under the title "Idol's Top 3 painters".

The "top 3 painters among idols" includes Girls Day's Yura, Rainbow's JaeKyung and A PINK's Son NaEun. In the revealed pictures, they were seen personally drawing an artwork.

Towards these ladies, netizens commented, "Idols with amazing talents", "I'm jealous about their dances and beauty, but now even drawing…" and other responses.

Source: Star Today
Translated by MrsDooB2uty @Loveindacube.wordpress.com

[NEWS] SMTOWN Taiwan thronged by 30,000 audiences!

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT


[NEWS] Sandara Park, Starred In Movies Eight Years Ago, “Ageless Beauty Looks The Same” Movies To Be Shown In Korea!

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Fans would be able to see girl group 2NE1 member, Sandara Park's acting prowess in movies that she made eight years ago.

Sandara Park's movies "Because Of You (2004)," "Can This Be Love (2005)," and "The Lucky Ones (2006)" would be released in local theaters through Home Choice and SK Broadband, this coming June 27th.

Before Sandara Park debuted in 2NE1 in Korea, she was a highly popular idol in the Philippines. During that time, Sandara Park starred in several popular romantic-comedy films.

In the movies, one can see that Sandara Park emits a different kind of charm as an actress. She radiates an innocent and wide-eyed look in the movies, which is different from her fierce image in 2NE1 right now. Although the movies were shot six to eight years ago, Sandara Park's ageless beauty and fresh charm is still very apparent. A youthful Sandara Park can be seen acting out characters in films that are inspired by first loves.

The movies, "Because Of You" and "Can This Be Love" tells stories about first loves, and contains a kissing scene. Sandara Park's fresh acting is already being expected by the fans in Korea who are looking forward to seeing her movies.

Sandara Park debuted in Korean households through a KBS documentary in 2005, showing the hardships that she endured while she was an idol in the Philippines. News of a Korean making it big as a celebrity in a foreign country became a big surprise to fans.

Netizens who saw still cuts from Sandara Park's movies eight years ago commented with, "Your good looks are the same," " I can't wait to see her movies!" "Expecting it a lot already" "Who is this guy kissing Sandara Park?" "There's a kissing scene?! Daebak" "Sandara looks younger now than from eight years ago. Must be the make up," "Looking forward a lot to see Dara's acting!" "I hope to see her in a Korean movie in the future!" "Excited for her movies!" "It's really amazing to think that no matter how I know that this picture was taken 8 years ago, she still looks the same," "Why are her movies suddenly being released in Korea?" "Sandara Park naturally looks beautiful," "When will fans see her star in a Korean movie?" showing various reactions, making it a hot topic.

Sources: Nate 1 2 3 4 5 6
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[VIDEO] After School released Flashback MV!

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

The wait is finally over,After School unveiled the full MV of their new song Flashback,check out the MV here!

[NEWS] Tohoshinki’s New Song To Be The CM Song For A CM Which They Will Appear In!

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:15 AM PDT

The jacket photos for Tohoshinki's new single "Android", which will be released on 11 July, were recently revealed.

It has been decided that this single will be the CM song for the TV commercial for "Medical Shine", a medical-use toothpaste which they will be modeling for. It is expected for the CM to be aired nationwide beginning 24 June. With the up-tempo and powerful dance number, their dance performance, one of their greatest charms, in the music video is also highly anticipated.

In addition, the lyrics express the thoughts of holding onto your anxiety and worries and moving forward. Yunho said, "It is a song that tests the limits of Tohoshinki. The lyrics speak of having the courage to break through your own walls. As it is a song with a message, I hope that many people will listen to it."

Changmin also commented, "It is a song with beats suitable for the summer. As the melody is catchy, let's have fun together with this song this summer." Although the duo have been "Android-ified" in the jacket photos this time, the concept of the single this time is actually "to work hard now, to avoid creating an unnatural world in future which is dominated by androids".

Source : [Hot Express via yahoo.jp]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] Women in 20s~30s focus on Kim Ha Neul’s “Seo Yi Soo look”

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Actress Kim Ha Neul's fashion style in the drama is a big hit amongst women these days.

Kim Ha Neul is the high school Moral teacher Seo Yi Soo in the recent SBS drama "A Gentleman's Dignity".

She is random but loveable and is putting on various outfits which is now becoming part of a thing called 'the Seo Yi Soo look'.

Fashion industry professions say, "The things that Kim Ha Neul wears on TV are sold out the next day."

Stylist Yoon Sang Mi said, "The basic concept is modern and chic. She is a teacher so she is formal in school but much more casual outside of it."

Meanwhile, "A Gentleman's Dignity" is shown every Saturday and Sunday at 9:55AM.

Source: hancinema

[VIDEO] Hangeng releases MV for “Wild Cursive”

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:49 AM PDT

After releasing a music video teaser last week, Hangeng finally released the full music video for his second album's title track "Wild Cursive". The new album marks his return after two years since his first album 'Geng Xin' which was released on July of 2010.

In the black-and-white music video, Hangeng shows his dramatic transformation. He is seen doing battle with different warriors as he is dressed up in a rock-like warrior outfit.

Check out the MV below.

[NEWS] K-Pop Bands Scramble to Get Out Summer Releases

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:36 AM PDT

K-pop fans this summer will see a veritable battle of the manufactured bands, many of whom have returned from overseas after trying to make an impact there. Big Bang, Wonder Girls, After School, T-ara, ZE:A, TEEN TOP and Dalshabet have returned to the music scene lately or are preparing for releases in early July, and 2NE1 and BEAST are said to be planning releases in mid-July.

Music industry insiders say it is rare for a dozen virtually identical manufactured bands to put out releases at the same time, since normally they stagger their releases to take advantage of the market for candy floss pop.

Apparently the reason is the Olympic Games, which start July 27 and last until August 12. A staffer with a major entertainment agency said, "Most bands feel that they have to get their releases out before the Olympics, because once they start all the focus will be on sports stars."

If Korean athletes achieve good results in the games, live broadcasts of sporting events will replace entertainment shows or music programs, and sport will dominate the news at the expense of teenage idols.

But that means stress for the producers of TV music programs. A broadcasting insider said calls from management agencies are pouring in recently to get stars from their stable on TV. "We even might have to come up with special measures to put all those bands into the limited time slot," the insider said.

Source: ChosunIlbo


Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT

19 June 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The concert of the year that would undeniably receive an explosive welcome in Malaysia is now confirmed. BIGBANG, consisting of five K-pop heroes G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP, Seungri and Daesung, will perform the Malaysia leg of the BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 on 27 Oct 2012 at Stadium Merdeka for a one-night only performance in their very first concert in Malaysia. The revolutionary K-pop group is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style, often credited to have shaped the hip-hop, R and B and electronic music scene across Asia and now strongly influencing the world.

VIPs, as fans of BIGBANG are called, will be pleased to know that ticketing details will be released within the next two weeks by concert organizer Running Into The Sun. Regular updates will be posted on www.facebook.com/runningintothesun and @RITSmy on Twitter. BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 is set to be an extraordinary spectacle in terms of production size and creative direction, with a production value of more than RM 3 million, and the powerful influence of internationally-renowned creative director Laurieann Gibson who has worked with a stellar list of artistes including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet Jackson and Katy Perry.

A leading production team will support BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012; including stage and lighting designer Leroy Bennett (Madonna, Paul McCartney, Eagles) and sound engineer Ken Van Druten (Eminem, Jay-Z, Linkin Park). BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 launched 2 Mar 2012 in Seoul, performing three consecutive sold-out nights with a total of more than 30,000 in the audience. As BIGBANG's first world tour, the "Kings" as they are affectionately named by fans, are scheduled to tour across Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong; their tour to America and Europe. The highly anticipated show will be BIGBANG's first concert in Malaysia and is bound to excite many music lovers, as

BIGBANG has been one of the most requested acts in Malaysia across many online forums and Facebook pages. BIGBANG's recent mini album 'ALIVE" recorded the total physical sales of hundreds of thousands copies across the world within just two months; and charted number 5 on US iTunes Top Albums and number 3 on Canadian iTunes, beating the record for any Korean album. The music video of latest lead single "Blue" received more than 2 million views on Youtube within 24 hours, and was placed 1st on over seven digital charts in Korea, also making it tops as the most downloaded ringtone.

 On June 6, 2012, BIGBANG has released a special edition album, 'STILL ALIVE'. The success of BIGBANG seems to continue with the new album as the YouTube footage of 'STILL ALIVE' recorded four million views in only two days. BIGBANG is the first Asian band to receive the "Worldwide Act" Award at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards with over 58 million votes, and currently holds the record for the most number of music show awards won with 56 group awards for BIGBANG and a total of 93 individual awards amongst the members.

 BIGBANG Alive Tour 2012 Malaysia is presented by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment, and organized by Running Into The Sun.

 BIGBANG's Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BIGBANG

 For further information: www.runningintothesun.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/runningintothesun
 Twitter: @RITSmy /@sgRITS

[NEWS] Lee Chae Young demeans foreigner

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:23 AM PDT

Actress Lee Chae Young's thoughtless action is becoming an issue.

Lee Chae Young posted a picture of two foreigner's backs on her Twitter on the 16th. In the picture is a big woman in a pink T-shirt with shorts.

The actress said, "I was going to have a meal at Denny's where I don't have to drive to get to and there was a ray of frightening pink. The picture makes it look like she's slimmer, for real. Should I not eat and leave?", criticizing this woman in the picture.

She continued on Twitter, "I want to lose 10kg when I get to Seoul. Thank you for your motivation."

She soon deleted the post but only after netizens had captured what she put up and spread it all around internet communities and bulletins, criticizing her carelessness. SNS is a private space, but she didn't think that her posts would be revealed as that of an actress.

Netizens commented, "I didn't know she was so thoughtless", "I am shocked, what if the lady saw this picture? She would be so hurt", "As an actress she should think twice before she acts" and more.

Meanwhile, Lee Chae Young is looking forward to the release of the movie "Gone With the Wind".

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] So Ji Sub and Sung Yuri’s awkward bed scene 9 years ago

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Actress Sung Yuri's bed scene with actor So Ji Sub 9 years ago is garnering a lot of attention from netizens.

A photo titled, "So Ji Sub and Sung Yurri in bed 9 years ago" was posted on an online community board recently, showing the two stars in period costumes.

The photo was taken from an SBS drama "Love of Thousand Years" which aired 9 years ago. The two are laying under the covers with So Ji Sub's torso is exposed, and Sung Yuri's bare shoulders are visible. The two look awkward in the photos, drawing laughter from viewers.

Netizens commented, "They were so youthful", "Sung Yuri was a princess 9 years ago!", "So Ji Sub looks the same now" and more.

Meanwhile, Sung Yuri starred in last month's MBC drama "Feast of the Gods" and So Ji Sub is currently in the SBS drama "Ghost."

Source: W Star News

[NEWS] Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung’s smoochy kiss for ‘Big’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:57 AM PDT

'Big' headliners Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung displayed a heart-fluttering kiss scene.

In following the mental kiss aired on the 11th of the KBS 2TV drama 'Big', Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung showed another strong kiss scene. It is expected to shake up the hearts of women who watch it.

The picture revealed showed Kang Kyung Joon who possesses the body of Seo Yoon Jae and teacher Gil Da Ran's (Lee Min Jung) wedding photo shoot.

This scene took two days to film and it was even more special as it was the first kiss Kang Kyung joon did with all his heart. Lee Min Jung's surprised body action despite Gong Yoo's eagerness brings out curiosity. His loving gaze on her made the kiss seem sweeter.

The staff on site who watched them kiss say, "The mental kiss was just a preview. The sweetness is about to get sweeter. Despite the fact that they must've been tired, they were engrossed in it as soon as the shoot started so everyone held their breaths to see."

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Han Ga In to attend ‘Shanghai International Film Festival’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:44 AM PDT

Actress Han Ga In will join co-star Lee Jae-hoon and director Lee Yong Joo for the closing of the Shanghai International Film Festival, where their movie "Architecture 101" will be the final screening.

The three will leave Korea on Saturday to attend the screening on Sunday.

The melodrama was a phenomenal success in Korea when it was released in March.

The film tells the story of two students who meet in an introductory architecture class and fall in love. The story unfolds 15 years later, after the female student tracks down her first love to seek his help in building her dream house.

The movie exceeded 4.1 million views at the cinemas and drew a record number of men, despite the fact that melodramas and romance films are not very popular with males.

Han's agency said that she was thrilled to be invited to the international film fest.

"I'll try my best to promote the movie in China so that it does as well over there as back home," Han said.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] JYJ Jaejoong’s sullen look captures the fans

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong put on a sad face yet full of aegyo.

On June 18th, Jaejoong tweeted, "Let's let the hair grow longer again" and attached the above photo.

In the photo, Jaejoong has his hands on cute green beanie hat. His sad and pouting expression looked even cuter than ever while his bare face and distinct features won the hearts of the fans.

Netizens commented, "So cute looking sullen", "He has the image of a boy and a man at the same time", "He's so adorable", "Where did this cute man come from?" and more.

[NEWS] TaeTiSeo: First Korean stars gracing Korean ‘Elle Girl’ cover

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Having released their first mini album 'Twinkle' back in May, TaeTiSeo brought out their bright and lively charms for 'Elle Girl'. Besides that, Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun are also the first Korean stars to be featured as the cover models for the Korean edition of 'Elle Girl', thus making this particularly issue a really meaningful one.

In the interview conducted along with the photo shoot, Taeyeon talked about TaeTiSeo's activities as a unit group. She revealed, "Although there were pressure for being the representative of Girls' Generation, we tried to enjoy the opportunities to sing to our heart's content as much as possible while carrying out the activities."

Meanwhile, other photos as well as the contents of the interview with Girls' Generation – TTS will be available in the July edition of 'Elle Girl'.

Source: moneytoday.co.kr
Translation: fanwonder.com

[VIDEO] VIXX releases ‘VIXX TV’ Episode 1

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 06:05 AM PDT

Rookie idol group VIXX has launched their very own TV channel through YouTube. Titled 'VIXX TV', the new show aims to show their new fans some of members' hidden talents and charms.

On June 19th, VIXX released the Episode 1 of their new 'VIXX TV' broadcast. The first episode features a special VIXX News with MCs N and Ravi. Check out the video below.

[NEWS] Boyfriend takes optical illusion photos

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:49 AM PDT

Boyfriend members recently released several optical illusion photo of themselves.

On June 19th, Boyfriend's official Twitter posted, "In order to celebrate the COMEBACK of LOVE STYLE! Commemorative photo for our fans ^^" and attached humorous photos of the members.

In the optical illusion photos, Kwang Min seemingly holding up leader Dong Hyun on his hands while Kwang Min and Jung Min poke some fun at a studio.

Netizens commented, "What stylish optical illusion pictures", "Boyfriend members are cute" "Kwang Min is holding Dong Hyun? That's funny!" "I like their new song" and more.

Source: Xportsnews

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation’s Yuri talks about first acting experience in ‘@Star1’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:36 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Yuri flaunts her gorgeous looks through the Paparazzi-concept pictorials in '@Star1′ magazine revealed on June 18th.

Yuri's photos for '@Star1' were shot at Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, which is also the home to American designer, Tony Burch's Flagship Store and also the Lifestyle Concept Store, 10 Corso Como.

During the pictorial shoot, Yuri also revealed her thoughts about her first acting experience. She said, "Since it was my first shot at acting, it was much harder than i thought. Honestly, due to the difficulties, I was able to enjoy it."

She added, "If there's a thing that has changed the most after I starred in 'Fashion King', it has to be the fact that now, aunties and uncles can recognize me more than before. In restaurants or streets, they seem to be able to recognize the Yuri inside 'Fashion King'. It's really amazing. Now, I know the power of dramas."

In addition, Yuri also expressed her enthusiasm in acting by saying, "In the future, it would be great if I have the opportunities to act again. I would like to continue challenging myself in acting."

Meanwhile, Yuri's pictorials in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul will be available in the July issue of '@Star1'.

Credit: asiatoday.co.kr
Translation: fanwonder.com

[NEWS] Teen Top holds successful ‘High Touch’ event

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:23 AM PDT

On June 18th, Teen Top launched the start of their Japan tour by successfully finishing their 'High Touch' event with about 5000 fans in attendance. The event was held in Tokyo, Japan at the Lazona Kawasaki Grand Stage.

To celebrate Teen Top's debut in Japan this week, the group invited 1,000 fans who bought their album, which was released before the group officially debuted in Japan. The fans ranged from students in school uniforms to those who carried their children with them.

Thousands of fans who couldn't attend the event are reported to have looked at Teen Top from a distance.

An official of Universal Music stated, "Since Teen Top has become a popular group among Japanese teens, they received an explosive response. Through the result of the event, Teen Top is eagerly anticipating their next step in Japan."

Teen Top will be performing in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo for their "TEEN TOP ZEPP TOUR 2012" starting on June 19, 2012.

Source: Newsen

[NEWS] Lee Yeon Hee wears school uniform for ‘Ghost’

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:10 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yeon Hee wore a school uniform for the first time in five years.

Lee Yeon Hee, who plays the role of police officer Yoo Kang Mi in the new SBS drama "Ghost", wore a school uniform for a flashback scene to her high school days.

In the still cuts, the actress looked innocently beautiful donning a normal school uniform, rough sneakers with a make-up free face.

Lee Yeon Hee said, "It's kind of awkward to wear a school uniform for the first time in five years, but it is very good to be back in school."

[PICTURE] f(x)'s Krystal throws the opening pitch for a baseball match!

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 05:02 AM PDT

f(x)'s charismatic maknae throws the opening pitch for the match between Doosan Bears and Nexen Heroes.

She did a pretty good job,check out her performance here!

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk’s special of China’s “Happy Camp” tops ratings

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:57 AM PDT

Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk's recent appearance on the China's Hunan TV's variety show, "Happy Camp", has brought the show on the top of national ratings chart.

The Jang Geun Suk's special of "Happy Camp" had attracted over 350,000 viewers online through internet television channel and an astounding 6.49% viewership rating to make it place first. The episode has pushed away other shows that aired during the same time frame including the live broadcast of the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk is currently gearing up for his 2012 Jang Geun Suk Asia Tour 'The Cri Show 2' to kick off on July 7 in Seoul.

[NEWS] KARA’s Nicole receives hand-drawn portrait

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:44 AM PDT

KARA's Nicole revealed a special present she received from her talented fan.

On June 18, Nicole expressed her gratitude saying, "Thank you" and uploaded a proof-shot of the hand-drawn portrait of herself.

In the photo, Nicole is seen peeking out from behind a framed portrait while proudly showing off the striking resemblance between the drawn portrait and the singer.

Netizens commented, "Nicole's picture is daebak", It's really well drawn", "I wish I had that talent" and more.

[NEWS] Kim Bum to promote first studio album in Japan

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:32 AM PDT

Actor Kim Bum is preparing special events to promote his first album in Japan.

According to King Kong Entertainment on June 19th, Kim Bum will visit Japan to promote his upcoming first full-length Japanese album "HOME TOWN". The actor plans to open a large-scale fan meeting at the 'Venus Port' in Odaiba on June 24th and holds interview with different media outlets on the 25th.

The large scale event will accommodate about 1,500 fans in an open area. Kim Bum will be singing and answering questions followed by a special handshake event to bid everyone farewell.

Kim Bum's first full-length Japanese album "HOME TOWN" will be released on June 20th. The album is composed of seven tracks including the title track of the same name, "Day Break" and "Before and After Dreams".

[VIDEO] 2NE1 promotes ‘New Evolution’ World Tour

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 04:18 AM PDT

Girl group 2NE1 has just released a special promo video, announcing their upcoming first world concert tour!

2NE1 will embark a world tour titled 'New Evolution'. The 'New Evolution' will kickstart in Seoul at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium, Olympic Park on July 28th and 29th. The group will then head to 10 different cities among 7 countries located in Asia, the America and Europe.

Meanwhile, tickets for the Seoul concerts will be available on Gmarket starting on June 26, Tuesday at 8PM KST.