Monday, June 18, 2012

"[NEWS] ZE:A :We are Grateful to Super Junior!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] ZE:A :We are Grateful to Super Junior!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] ZE:A :We are Grateful to Super Junior!

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 08:57 AM PDT


Group ZE:A conveyed their thanks to a sunbae group, Super Junior saying watching them motivates them to work harder.

ZE:A attended a press conference which was held in the afternoon near Haeundae, Busan on June 15  to celebrate their "Fighting Project."  At the press conference, they revealed, "we are grateful that Super Junior sunbaes like us.  Watching the sunbaes motivates us to work harder."

Jung Heechul said, "our member Hyungsik became close with Ryeowook sunbaenim from Super Junior when they were doing the musical "Temptation of Wolves" together.  Thanks to him, we also became close with them and watching Super Junior sunbaenims became a good influence on us."

Also, Kevin said, "because they are sunbaenims and they have a lot of members like us, they often advise us.  We are grateful that they advise us a lot about doing promotions on music programs and group activities."  Im Siwan added, "we are going to do our promotion the same time as Super Junior sunbaenims.  They talk about how great it is that we will be doing promotions at the same time.  Just the fact that we get to meet them is great."

Source: OSEN
Translated by Minnie @ SUJUISM.BLOGSPOT.COM

[NEWS] Victoria wins MVP on SBS ”100 Million Quiz Show ”!

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 08:40 AM PDT


SM Entertainment proves its girls not only got a pretty face, they got everything it takes!

On the June 15th broadcast of SBS's '100 Million Quiz Show', f(x)'s Victoria claimed the MVP title after answering correctly the questions presented, and beating the other contestants (that included her fellow member Luna).

This is not the first time an SM idol wins the show. On the May 18th broadcast, Girls' Generation Seohyun also won the final prize, not only giving the right answers, but also accompanying her responses with thorough explanations.

f(x) is currently promoting the single for their 2nd mini-album "Electrick Shock".

Source: pics: [1] [2]. 

[NEWS] U-ie is Officially a “Dream Girl”!

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 08:11 AM PDT


Various men in the K-Pop industry have expressed their interests toward U-ie and chosen her as their ideal woman. But, no one has ever mentioned they dreamed about her!
According to aylinlove92 Teen Top's Ricky dreamt of U-ie. Ricky's ideal type is U-ie and Niel (member of Teen Top) says that Ricky dreamt of U-ie today.
The content of Ricky's dream was: He went for a midnight movie with U-ie & was surrounded by fans. The manager then woke him up.

U-ie is now officially a real life 'Dream' girl. This title is even more fitting because of After School's song aptly titled "Dream Girl".




Source: aylinlove92 + Blurb: ASD

[News] Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin picked as #1 celebrity couple

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 07:37 AM PDT


On MBC TV's "Section TV Entertainment News" which aired on June 17, a ranking of the best-suited celebrity couples was revealed.
Taking the No. 1 spot were actors and lovers Gong Hyo Jin and Ryu Seung Bum.

Despite the fact that they were voted the best couple, earlier on a different show, Gong had said that initially she wasn't attracted to him and that in the early days of courtship the couple fought "all the time."

Gong made the audience laugh by saying that when her beau was shooting sex scenes, she always went to watch the shoot.

Other entertainer couples to be ranked were singer Se7en and actor Park Han Byul as well as singer Baek Ji Young and actor Jung Suk Won.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[News] Ki Tae Young holds fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 07:22 AM PDT


Actor Ki Tae Young held his first fan meeting in Japan in more than a year.

At the "Ki Tae Young Fan Meeting 2012" in Tokyo, Ki sang songs from his EP "Cherish," which he released back in April, and kept his modest bearing as he played piano and acoustic guitar.

"I'm not the most talented entertainer, but I give it my best in whatever I do," Ki said.

The 33-year-old also took the time to leave the stage to interact with and serenade members of the audience.

After the show, Ki signed autographs and shook hands with the fans who came to see him.

Ki made his debut in 1997 and rose to fame in the drama "White Tower" (2007). He has also starred in the movie "Today" (2011) and dramas such as "Royal Family" (2011) and "Star's Lover" (2009).

In another drama, "Creating Destiny" (2009), Gi met his wife, Eugene of girl band S.E.S. The two dated for about two years before getting married in July of last year and are a high-profile couple in the entertainment industry.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[News] Kim Yuna withdraws libel suit

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 07:07 AM PDT


Figure skater Kim Yuna again has withdrawn her libel suit accusing Prof. Hwang Sang-min, 49, of Yonsei University of defaming her on radio.

Kim's agency, All That Sports, announced yesterday that despite the fact that Hwang had not offered her a genuine apology, the athlete decided to put the issue behind her.

The agency also announced that Kim left for China yesterday to take part in the Artistry on Ice skating event in Shanghai that will take place Sunday. The agency added she was not "running away" from th
e controversy.

The lawsuit was brought by Kim on May 30 after a comment by Hwang on a radio show May 22 about Kim's student teaching practical. Hwang likened Kim's practical at a girls' high school to a "performance."

"It is nothing but a show performed by a celebrity," he said. "I don't think Yuna has attended lectures faithfully in past four years. It is very unfair for normal students who must study hard … and celebrities like Yu-na earn their degrees very easily by showing their face for a few hours at special events."


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[News] CNBLUE’s Kang Minhyuk & Lee Jonghyun weekend dramas reached 50% combined viewers rating

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 06:52 AM PDT


CNBLUE is taking over the television screens in homes all over Korea.

CNBLUE members Kang Minhyuk and Lee Jonghyun are currently starring in KBS 2TV's "My Husband Got a Family" (Unexpected You) and SBS' "A Gentleman's Dignity" respectively. According to the ratings by AGB Nielsen based on the June 17 broadcast, My Husband Got a Family" recorded 36.2% nationwide rating and "A Gentleman's Dignity" was 16.6%. The combined viewers rating for both dramas came to a whopping 52.8%.

Kang Minhyuk and Lee Jonghyun are both starring in weekend dramas and fortunately the broadcast time was different for each of the member's drama. Hence, viewers get to see both CNBLUE members in their dramas back to back.

Kang Minhyuk who is playing Kim Namju's little brother Cha Segwang in "My Husband Got a Family" is receiving lots of love by viewers with his acting and also earned lots of nicknames due to his character. Fellow actor from FNC Entertainment Park Dongyeon who is acting as Janggun is also gaining lots of attention with his funny episodes in the drama.

Kang Minhyuk made his d├ębut in drama with SBS' "It's Alright Daddy's Daughter" and has received positive feedback for his acting ability. He then joined the cast of MBC's "Heartstrings" followed by his current drama "My Husband Got a Family". Kang Minhyuk is attracting the public's attention as an actor and is considered as one of the "next-generation" actors.

"A Gentleman's Dignity" marks Lee Jonghyun's debut in small screens after gaining his experience acting in the movie "Acoustic – Bakery Attack" alongside fellow CNBLUE member, Kang Minhyuk. For his debut drama, Lee Jonghyun is playing 19-year old Colin who is on his quest to find his real father. His strong character in AGD has also gained him nicknames such as "Powerful Colin" and "Tough Colin" .

Their agency official said, "CNBLUE is working hard for the dramas. They never let go of the scripts and check their lines carefully, not missing even the smallest detail. During the weekend all four members will watch and monitor the dramas and discuss with each other."


Source: Newsen
Translation: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

[PICTURE] Album covers for IU’s Japanese “You and I” revealed

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 06:38 AM PDT


Korea's "little sister", IU, has already begun her foray into the international music scene with the release of her first Japanese single "Good Day" in March. To further expand her career status, IU is planning to release her next Japanese single "You and I".

Recently, the album jacket covers for IU's second Japanese single "You and I" have been unveiled. The album covers show a more mature, grown-up IU, yet still looking innocently beautiful.

"You and I" will be available in three different editions; regular CD-only version, Limited Edition Type A and Limited Edition Type B. The single is set to be released on July 18th.



Photo: weheartiu

[NEWS] MBLAQ’s G.O participates on A-PRINCE’s debut album

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 06:25 AM PDT


MBLAQ member G.O made a special participation on the rookie group A-PRINCE's upcoming debut album.

According to A-PRINCE's official Twitter on June 18th, the group's album will include a track by MBLAQ's G.O. "MBLAQ's lead vocal G.O is involved in writing the lyrics and music for the A-PRINCE debut album. It is scheduled to be revealed prior to their debut in July."

A-PRINCE, formerly known as TAKEN, is comprised by original members Sungwon, Minhyun and Taehyuk and two new members Seungjun and Siyoon. The group plans to make a debut this coming July.

[NEWS] Kim Hee Sun to appear on 100th episode of ‘Running Man’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 06:12 AM PDT


Actress Kim Hee Sun will make a rare appearance on the SBS variety show "Running Man" as the show is set to air its 100th episode. According to an insider, Kim is currently in talks with the network in regards to her appearance.

Earlier this year, Kim made her first variety show appearance since getting married in 2007. She appeared on an episode of the talk show "Taxi" and revealed details about her life after tying the knot.

Kim is currently also filming a new drama called "God," which is her first drama in over six years.

Kim has taken time off from work since getting married, so the public is eagerly awaiting her comeback.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Shinhwa members are huge fans of KARA

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT


Shinhwa members have revealed themselves to be fans of one of today's top girl groups, KARA.

On the June 16th episode of jTBC's "Shinhwa Broadcast", the Shinhwa members embarked on a trip to the city of Chuncheon for the show 'God of MT'.

Along the way, the members decided to sing along to song of today's biggest girl groups. As soon as KARA's "Mister" started to play, the members couldn't hold back their excitement. They put on their moves and even started yelling out the lyrics.

The Shinhwa members later screamed, "We love you, KARA's the best!"


Source: OSEN

[NEWS] Shinhwa returns to Singapore

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:44 AM PDT


The legendary group Shinhwa returned to the Southeast Asian city-state for the first time in six years for the Singaporean leg of its "The Return" tour. The '90s boy band performed for more than 5,000 fans at the Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa on June 16.

According to Shinhwa Company, various media channels from Singapore came to catch a glimpse of the Korean boy band. "We are inundated with concert offers from various locales in Asia. Band members are having a lot of fun being on tour," said the agency.

Meanwhile on June 30, the Shinhwa will continue on with its Asian tour in Guangzhou in China.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoonAng Daily

[VIDEO] NYLON interviews Wonder Girls’ Yubin

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:31 AM PDT


Wonder Girls' member Yubin recently participated in a pictorial for NYLON magazine and the behind-the-scene interview from the set has been revealed by NYLON TV.

The video clip released via Nylon's official YouTube channel on June 15th showed the interview and a sneak peek of the shooting. In the interview, Yubin shared her thoughts on being called sexy, the group's newest album 'Wonder Party' as well as future solo activities.

Check out the video below!

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy enjoys Wonder Girls’ “Like This”

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:18 AM PDT


miss A's Suzy becomes a fan of Wonder Girls' new catchy song, "Like This"!

On June 17th, Suzy tweeted, "Close your eyes, cover your ears, and shut your mouth just switch it off for awhile like this yo like this~~~" and shared the above photo.

In the photo, Suzy has her eyes closed and wearing a mask and a headset. Suzy seemed to be engrossed in the addictive tune while leaning back on a doll-pillow.

Netizens commented, "I can see Suzy's affection for Wonder Girls", "I also like Wonder Girls' new song a lot. I'm enjoying their song so much" and "Suzy's so cute that I want to bite her."

[NEWS] Dal Shabet becomes premium denim designer

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT


Girl group Dal Shabet will transform into a premium jeans guest designer.

Dal Shabet, who is currently busy promoting "Mr. Bang Bang", will be the first guest designers invited from Asia for the L.A. based denim label, Raven Denim. The group signed a contract with the company on June 15 and will start selling the F/W products througout Asia in August.

The brand is headed by Kris Park of the women's denim brand Siwy. Kris Park, who is from South Korea, has become a successful business man in fashion in the United States. Dal Shabet will be working with the brand to donate all proceeds to various charities in Korea. Raven Denim has been helping the needy by collaborating with many Hollywood stars, including, Brian Austin Green, Kelly, Halle Berry and Cameron Diaz.

Dal Shabet expressed, "We're honored to be guest designers for the international denim brand. We'll do our best to help those in need through our activities."


Source: TV Report

[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun and Lee Tae Sung enjoy a drink together

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:48 AM PDT


JYJ's Park Yoochun and actor Lee Tae Sung showed off their close friendship.

On 16th, Yoochun uploaded new photo on his Twitter and wrote, "Taesung's autograph. Feel so

happy to be with him. Thank you." Lee Tae Sung also uploaded photo and tweeted, "First autograph from celebrity. Thank you."

The two may have been enemies on the drama but on the pictures they seemed to have gotten closer as they down a shot in similar poses each of them wearing a hat.

Netizens commented, "They became brothers through the drama", "They went to Busan together too, they must be really close", "They say you look alike if you get close and that must be why they dress alike too" and more.


Source: Etoday

[NEWS] Rainbow’s Jisook to sing OST for ‘I Love Lee Taeri’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:35 AM PDT


Girl group Rainbow member Kim Jisook will be participating in an OST for tvN's latest drama, 'I Love Lee Taeri'.

On June 20th, Jisook will release the duet track "Shall We Love" with Superstar K3's Top 11 member, Min Hoon Ki. This is the first time for Jisook to sing a song without fellow Rainbow members.

"Shall We Love" is and up-tempo music and was produced by 'Night & Day' music director. The song will showcase Jisook and Min Hoon Ki's vocal skills and lovely harmony while the sweet lyrics and fresh melodies complemented well the duet.


Source: Star News

[NEWS] Miss A's Suzy used to be a b-girl when she was younger?

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:25 AM PDT


A blast from the past is revealed for Suzy of Miss A. On the 16th of June broadcast of TV Chosuns "Entertainment in TV- The trend" they showed a video of Suzy of Miss A on her middle school days showing Suzy's B-girl (Girl version of a hip hop b-boy).

On the video, you can see a hip hop Suzy dancing and showcasing a hip hop fashion wearing jeans, rubber shoes, a black top and a baggy celtics jersey. A trainer of Suzy shared, "Suzy works hard a lot but also keeps herself healthy. She would go to a store in between her lessons to buy kimbab and other foods. She keeps herself nourished and work out a lot". Look's like a new side of Suzy get's revealed.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Tiger JK wants to work with Wonder Girls’ Yubin

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT


Hip hop legend Tiger JK expressed his desire to work with the Wonder Girls member, Yubin.

On June 18, Tiger JK appeared on Mnet's "Volume Ten" and expressed his interest in working with Yubin. During the episode, he stated, "If I work with Yubin, I believe we would be able to do something ground-breaking and sensational."

Tiger JK also added, "I also think my wife Yoon Mirae and Big Bang's Taeyang would work well together."

To this, MC Yoo Young Suk commented, "I think Tiger JK would be a good matchmaker. I also believe Yoon Mirae and Taeyang would indeed collaborate well together."


Source: Nate

[NEWS] Wonder Girls Yubin is thankful for their win in Inkigayo

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 04:00 AM PDT


Wonder Girls Yubin gives her thumbs up for Wonder Girl's winning last week's mutizen in SBS "Inkigayo". On the 17th of June, she updated her twitter account shortly after their victory in Inkigayo and said, "Thank you very much for the Mutizen!! hehe" and shared a selca.

Yubin gives her thumbs up in her selca and is thankful for their victory in SBS "Inkigayo" for topping the shows weekly charts with their new song "Like this". Netizens commented, "Congratulations on winning first place!", "The song is really catchy and the dance too", "Yubin, your so pretty!".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] T-ara's Hyomin and Jiyeon turns into aliens and gets funky hairstyles

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:45 AM PDT


The girls of T-ara are gearing up for their impending comeback. On the 18th of June, Hyomin of T-ara updated her twitter account and shared, "Two aliens eating Korean fast food" and shared a couple of photo's of her and fellow T-ara member Jiyeon. On the photo you can see them eating Spicy rice cakes and Korean blood sausages.

It looks like the two girls of T-ara are in the middle of getting a new hairstyle with their hairs wrapped in foil and their body covered with a towel and them eating their favorite foods looking like aliens. Netizens commented, "Jiyeon as blonde looks really pretty", "Wow, such striking hair colors", "I barely recognized them". Meanwhile, the girls will be making their comeback this 3rd of July with a new album "Day by Day".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

[AUDIO] 8eight’s Lee Hyun & Big Baby Driver release OST for ‘A Gentleman’s Class’

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:40 AM PDT


On June 17th, SBS new weekend drama 'A Gentlemen's Class' released the Part 3 of the drama OST album. The new album contains three tracks from 8eight's Lee Hyun and Big Baby Driver.

Lee Hyun sang the title track, "My Heartache" while Big Baby Driver sings the two additional tracks titled "You Are Everywhere" and "Spring I Love You Best."

'A Gentlemen's Class', starring Kim Ha Neul and Jang Dong Gun, focuses on the love story between a rude architect and a bright and spunky high school ethics teacher. The drama made its premiere on May 26th on SBS.





[NEWS] EXO-K wraps up their debut promotions and achieves over 100,000 album sales

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:30 AM PDT


Rookie group EXO-K will be ending their debut promotions for their debut album "MAMA" and the boys will be ending their promotions with a high note after having a record of having over 100,000 album sales of their debut album. Their album was released last April 9 and ever since their debut, the new group from SM Entertainment has received a huge welcome in the industry.

Likewise, their Chinese counterpart EXO-M has a record of having over 51,643 album sales of the Chinese version of "MAMA". The group has had a good run since their debut landing modeling deals with popular brands such as Calvin Klein and Ivy Club. The boys will now be focusing on oversea's activities and prepare for a new album.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

[AUDIO] 10cm releases “Only U” for ‘I Need a Romance’ OST

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:20 AM PDT


The popular duo of 10cm has participated in a drama OST for the first time.

On June 18th, 10cm released their latest track "Only U" on various online music portal sites. "Only U" will serve as the main theme song for tvN's upcoming drama series 'I Need a Romance' which will premiere on the 20th.

Check out the track below!

[PICTURE] After School releases new ‘Flashback’ group photo

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 03:13 AM PDT


Ahead of their Korean comeback with 5th maxi single "Flashback", After School has been treating fans with series of teasers. Following the individual teasers of Lizzy, UEE, JungAh, Raina, Nana, Juyeon, E-Young and Ga Eun, a new group photo has been unveiled.

The new teaser photo displays After School's model-like physique in their dark and ultra-sexy clothes and charismatic poses.

After School is set to release their 5th Korean maxi single titled "Flashback" this coming June 21st.