Tuesday, June 12, 2012

"[PICTURE] After School unveiled UEE's teaser photo!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURE] After School unveiled UEE's teaser photo!" plus 24 more

[PICTURE] After School unveiled UEE's teaser photo!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 09:50 AM PDT

After School's unveiled the teaser photo of member UEE.

She is seen posing sexily in the photo above,showing off her slender legs and trademark honey thighs,do you anticipate After School's comeback?

[NEWS] Super Junior "If there was no understanding and trust, then the team wouldn't have been able to last"!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Super Junior talked about the secret to the longevity of idol groups.

On the 13th of May, Leeteuk, who had participated in the 'Super Show 4' press conference which was held at their performance venue in Tokyo Dome, Japan, said that "The reason why Super Junior has exceeded the so-called 5-year lifespan of idol groups and was able to accomplish being a part of the K-Pop craze was because we did not forget about the earlier dreams we had wanted to achieve."

He had also conferred their hopes later on, saying that "We are hoping that the juniors can follow in our footsteps, so that the K-Pop craze will be able to continue on for a long time."

Siwon also added that "Because there is a large number of members (within the group), if an understanding and trusting relationship (between us) was absent, then Super Junior would not have been able to last" and "If it wasn't for the support that the Super Junior members gave me while I was filming my drama, I wouldn't have been able to complete the filming. It would be great if (the other groups) could take note of the importance of common understanding and trust (between members of the group)."

Super Junior started off with their concert brand "Super Show" in the year 2007 with three Asian Tours since then, which saw more than 500,000 people in attendance. Driven by their popularity worldwide, this time Super Junior embarked on a world tour of the largest scale in history with their 'Super Show' concert.

On another note, Super Junior will hold their encore performance at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena for two days on the coming 26th and 27th of May.

Source: HeraldBiz
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[NEWS] Kibum's fans from 22 countries sends 1-tonne worth of rice wreaths to the press conference of "I Love Lee Taeri" as support!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Super Junior's fans from 22 countries worldwide have sent rice wreaths weighing a tonne for the sake of member Kim Kibum's success in his drama.

During the press conference for the tvN Monday-Tuesday drama "I Love Lee Taeri" (script by Moon Jiyoung, directed by Kim Dohyuk) which was held on the 21st (of May) at 11am at Seoul Yongdeungpo Times Square's M Pub, the one-tonne worth of rice wreaths praying for the success of the drama had arrived.

The rice wreaths at the press conference of "I Love Lee Taeri" were given by a coalition of Super Junior's fans from 15 Arabian countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, and Jordan, and also by fans from China, Japan, Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand, making it a participation by fandoms from a total of 22 countries.

Earlier, Kim Kibum's fans also sent rice wreaths to the press conference of the SBS TV drama 'A Deep-rooted Tree' (Script by Kim Younghyun and Park Sangyeon, directed by Jang Taeyoo and Shin Kyungsoo) last year in order to cheer on Kibum.

The first episode of "I Love Lee Taeri", which will be aired at 11pm on the 28th, depicts the love story between the 25-year-old man that possesses the soul of a 14-year-old who wants to defend (the existence of) pure love with an heiress who does not believe in love.

Source: TV Report
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[NEWS] SuJu's fighting confession, "We have overturned the dining table while eating before"!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT

Super Junior's members Leeteuk and Eunhyuk have revealed about their brawling episode.

On the episode of SBS 'Strong Heart' which was aired on the afternoon of the 5th, Leeteuk opened the discussion by saying that "We have thrown punches at each other plenty of times, and once had even overturned the dining table while eating".

He went on to confess that "During the latest 'Inkigayo' episode after we received the Mutizen award, there was an argument between the members", and "The next schedule was KBS2's Let's Go Dream Team. We went to the filming location separately and did not exchange a single word."

Then Eunhyuk said that "It was a showdown between Super Junior and the rookie actors and singers. We were supposed to be united between the members, but we couldn't do so. Because our teamwork wasn't right, the first half of the members who competed all failed."

He also revealed that "I was the final player, and I managed to break the record and won", and "My tears fell the moment I came out on top. The things which we have been arguing about flashed past. When I gave my winning speech, I only talked about the members, and I appreciated the members even more after that."

In the end, Eunhyuk added, "You can't keep everything to yourselves; you have to fight once and solve things between yourselves, then only will the team be able to go on."

On another note, the guests for that day's 'Strong Heart' includes Lee Changmyeong, Jung Chanwoo, Kim Taegyun, Kim Sunggyu, Kim Yumi, Park Kyunglim, Han Sunhwa, Kim Darae, Han Groo and more.

Source: Sports Seoul
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[NEWS] BEAST Will be Making Their Return, “There are already 5-6 songs done.”!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 08:13 AM PDT

The boygroups are growing stronger. First of all, BEAST will be making their return. 

Having successfully concluding their world tour "Beautiful Show", these guys are now  producing their new album in Korea. Although there's no specific album (concept) or comeback date confirmed yet, there are already 5~6 songs done, and they are now focusing on choosing a title track for their comeback.

With their different concepts and choreography in Shock, Soom and more, which results in a rise in popularity, the album concept this time too, will be chosen carefully. Their agency, Cube Entertainment representative expressed, "The music style which belongs only to Beast is important, therefore we are putting our effort in producing this album."

credits : Sports Chosun (source)
eng trans by MrsDooB2uty@loveindacube.wordpress.com

[PICTURE] T-ara unveiled photos taken in the practice room!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 07:34 AM PDT

 The members of T-ara are working very hard lately for their upcoming comeback.

The title of their new song is believed to be "Day By Day",the girls are practicing in the practice room with their dance team Yama and Hotchicks.

Wait a minute,there is a girl in the photo below who is not facing the camera,is she T-ara's 8th member Ah Reum?

Anyway,do you anticipate T-ara's comeback?

[VIDEO] BTS video of Boyfriend's Minwoo and "mini Son Dambi" for Love Style MV!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Boyfriend will release their new MV for Love Style soon,check out the BTS video of member Min Woo dancing with a cute little girl here!

[PICTURE] T-ara's Boram and Jiyeon snapped a friendly selca!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 07:21 AM PDT

T-ara's Boram updated her Twitter with a new photo.

She is seen posing with her teammate Jiyeon in the photo above.

It seems that she is putting her fingers on Boram's lips,both of them look gorgeous as usual right?

[NEWS] Kim Bum’s perfect image

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT

Unedited behind cuts of actor Kim Bum were revealed.

Kim Bum recently participated in a pictorial for the June issue of "Men's Uno", a magazine that is distributed all over China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other Great China Regions. The actor seemed perfect even without the power of computer graphics and looked beautiful.

He looked dandy and stylish in a blue shirt with orange cardigan as well as cute and chic according to how he dressed up for the photo shoot.

Meanwhile, Kim Bum is currently busy wrapping up his thriller movie called "The Miracle" where he's expected to show a change in the way he acts.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] Yoo In Na’s silence is because of “We Got Married”?

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Actress Yoo In Na who received a love proposal from Ji Hyun Woo, had been filming as part of the 3rd season of MBC TV program "We Got Married". Therefore, there have been speculations if she was keeping quiet about this surprise because of her image for the program.

In the beginning of the year before the MBC riot, Yoo In Na had decided to star in the third season of "We Got Married". While plans were delayed for Yoo and Jang Gi Hwa due to the riot, Ji Hyun Woo made a surprise proposal to her at the closing event of the tvN drama "Queen In-hyun's Man". Yoo In Na and all of the staff were shocked.

The situation is at loss even more as she was to star in "We Got Married" with younger man too. MBC Entertainment department told Sports Donga, "As the set-up is to be a man and a woman meeting for the first time and developing feelings for each other from there, Ji Hyun Woo's confession could effect Yoo In Na's appearance."

Yoo In Na's agency YG Entertainment isn't saying anything in particular about this situation. However, many wonder what will happen to Yoo In Na as the program resumes on the 16th.

MBC Entertainment Department explained, "Yoo hasn't said anything about this yet so we might have to see to it for a while. The riot isn't over and the program will send out images of other existing couples so Yoo's matter isn't something to be decided on right now."

Meanwhile, Ji Hyun Woo expressed his feelings for the first time in four days since the surprise confession on the 7th. He said, "Goodness! How worried everyone is. I am well and alive so stop worrying, I'm not going anywhere." He continued, "I would do the same thing again if I was given the same situation. Also, there's a saying that nothing good will happen to you by nosing into other people's business so you all should stop doing that and let everyone be happy", expressing that he didn't regret what he did.

It appears that he isn't in contact with his agency after what happened and this caused a wave of curiosity as to where he was.

Source: hancinema

[PICTURE] T-ara's Hyomin shows off her slender legs at "Page One' Cafe!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 05:25 AM PDT

 T-ara's Hyomin is spotted having some great time at Page One cafe located in Apgujeong.

She is seen wearing white top with black dots and hot pants.Despite dressing casually,she attracted much attention with her slender legs and her beauty.

Check out more photos here!

[NEWS] 77 million people watch “Rooftop Prince” in China

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Yoochun has the whole of Asia aroused.

While the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" is spreading its virus all over the world, China is the craziest over it.

It hasn't been that long ago since the drama was first aired in Korea, but there has already been a fan community set up in the Chinese portal site "Baidu" with a total number of 59,000 fans.

Yoochun's personal fan community rates over 80,000 in fans and his popularity was proven once again when fan clubs in four of the major cities of China, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chungching held a birthday event for him.

In the major Chinese video site "Youku" there have been 77 million clicks for anything that has to do with "Rooftop Prince" and rated a review of 9.4. Comments have gone way over 110,000 and is currently running first place in all Korean dramas so far.

A drama related official said, "This is very surprising as it hasn't even been shown in China yet. The teamwork between everyone was good and Yoochun's multi-play as Lee Gak and Yong Tae-yong was perfect."

Meanwhile, "Rooftop Prince" with Yoochun started off well with a percentage of 1.46% in Taiwan GTV which is the most any Korean drama has ever recorded and is being prepared to be sent over to Japan this coming July.

Source: Hancinema

[NEWS] FT Island holds succesful concert in Thailand

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 04:30 AM PDT

FT Island has successfully concluded their Thai concert!

On June 9th, FT Island played at the Thunder Dome in Bangkok to a sold-out crowd of 4,500. Titled 'Play! F.T. Island in Bangkok', the concert came just two days after the band celebrated its fifth year in the industry, and so the band members made sure that it was a memorable concert for the Thai fans.

FT Island performed an array of its hit songs to a crowd that sang along in Korean. The fans orchestrated a special event of flinging paper airplanes toward the stage while the band sang the song "I Confess."

FT Island will be continuing their Asia tour to Hong Kong in July while simultaneously kicking off their Japanese nationwide tour, 'F.T. Island Summer Tour 2012 ~RUN!RUN!RUN!~'.

[NEWS] Lee Seung Gi thinking to enlist in the army?

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 04:00 AM PDT

Twenty-five-year-old actor Lee Seung Gi recently sat down with Ilgan Sports and talked about the flop of his recent drama as well as a tentative date for fulfilling his military service.

When asked about how he felt about "The King 2 Hearts" Lee said that it was a little disappointing that the ratings fell so much but that it was still a great experience for him.

"I thought that we had the best staff on board so it was surprising and disappointing to see the ratings drop off", he said. "Still, it was always a dream of mine to work with director Lee Jae Kyu and actress Ha Ji Won."

"It was like winning the lotto when I got the chance to work with Ha Ji Won", Lee added.

When asked if he planned to enter the Army anytime soon, Lee said he had it all planned but didn't reveal many details.

"It's all sorted in my head, but changes do happen in life, so I'm hesitant to reveal the exact date", the star explained.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] JYJ Kim Junsu’s album sales exceed 120,000

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 03:30 AM PDT

Kim Junsu's solo debut album has exceeded 120,000 copies in sales after being released less than a month ago. The album, "Xia Tarantallegra," was launched on May 15, and according to Gaon Chart, it set a new sales record for a debut album by a solo artist.

Overseas, the album is doing well, too, with the music video for "Tarantallegra" taking the No. 1 spot on Chinese music video Web site Yinyuetai.com for the month of May.

"Rather than focusing on promotional events, we focused our efforts on creating an album of the highest quality. We recruited the help of some of the most renowned choreographers from the United States and spent a lot to produce a high-quality music video," said a source from Kim's entertainment agency.

The agency said that it was proud of its star and that its success was due in part to Kim's reputation as a talented musician.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Hello Venus Alice predebut solo MV "Naughty Face"!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 03:19 AM PDT

Hello Venus' cute member Alice garnered much attention with her predebut solo singer identity.

Before making her official debut as a member of Hello Venus,Alice was a solo singer with the name Ora,her image was totally different from her cute image as a Hello Venus' member,she was way more fierce and sexy performing as Ora.

I could not recognize her at first watching the MV below,but after searching for her information online,no doubt,Ora is Alice,Alice is Ora,just believe your eyes and watch the MV here!

[NEWS] B1A4's close pre-debut relationship with B2ST's Hyunseung revealed!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 02:57 AM PDT

A photo showing Beast's Jang Hyunseung's close relationship with B1A4 has recently been made public.

Recently a topic on an online community board titled, "B1A4 with Beast's Jang Hyunseung before debut," was posted.

The photo shows Hyunseung and B1A4 members Gongchan and Baro with their shoulders touching while looking into the cameraAll three are showing a peaceful personal appearance and bright smiles. Jang Hyunseung is showing a particularly dignified pose as a senior to the boys, while the younger boys of B1A4 have an impressive appearance.

On a recent broadcast, B1A4's members brought up wanting to have an even closer relationship with Beast. On B1A4's album notes they wrote, "Thank you to Beast's Jang Hyunseung."

Netizens who saw the photo said, "Such a warm senior-junior relationship," "Everyone in B1A4 and Beast is good," "Jang Hyunseung seems like a senior who would always prepare things punctually," "Juniors following their seniors and seniors being affectionate to their juniors is just too good," "Please have a good relationship even now," etc.

Source - Newsen
Translation - qummydino

[PICTURES] Two Official Stills from Donghae's new drama!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 02:40 AM PDT

Two official stills have been released from Channel A's new drama, "Miss Panda and Hedgehog" of Lee Donghae. The images shows Donghae in his character's patissier uniform. 

The Channel A rom-com is about "a patissier named Ko Seung-ji (Lee Dong-hae) who has been an orphan since young and always has his guard on like a porcupine until he meets the peaceful and easygoing Pan Da-yang (Yoon Seung Ah), owner of 'Cafe Panda'."

Panda and Hedgehog is slated to have a July premiere.

[NEWS] Clip Of TVXQ’s Yunho, BoA, Lee Yeon Hee & Go Ara Behind-The-Scenes For “Win Win” Revealed!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 02:23 AM PDT

BoA surprised netizens when she released a video clip taken in the waiting room after the recording of KBS2TV's talk show "Win Win", which was broadcast on 5 June, had ended.

On 6 June, BoA uploaded a short video clip titled "'Win Win' thanks to all the surprise guests". Making an appearance in the clip was BoA, along with TVXQ's Yunho, Lee Yeon Hee and Go Ara, who had appeared as surprise guests. Go Ara said, "I was sad because you did not call my name during the recording", to which BoA jokingly replied, "I did not think you would come."

In particular, Yunho expressed his thoughts about appearing on the show, "I would be glad if everyone were to get an idea of what the real BoA is like through 'Win Win' this time. She's a lovely girl, so all the gentlemen out there please approach her."

Source : [K Star News]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] What’s in the name ~ Orange Caramel!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 02:09 AM PDT

Band: Orange Caramel
What non-Kpop fans think: Sugar, spice, and everything nice.
What it really means: A sub-unit of girl band, After School, melting hearts of fan boys with their yummy-licious appeal.

These girls are as sweet as they sound. A sub-unit of girl band, After School, members Raina, Lizzy and Nana formed the group with a concept of 'Candy Culture', performing cheery and radio friendly tunes like 'Magic Girl'.

Unlike the powerful Powerpuff girls of Townsville that pack a punch with their fists, the trio is all about melting hearts of fan boys with their Kawaii (Japanese for cute) appeal.
Diabetics, be warned.

[NEWS] Big Bang leads Hallyu in the Caribbean!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 01:57 AM PDT

September 1st, 2011. 7:29pm. DJ Peacemaker: 

"I told you I was gonna play it, for the 'k-pop lovers', directly from Korea, they are BIG BANG. I keep my word."

When the radio station HOT 102.5 debuted the song 'Tonight' of boy group BIG BANG, many Puertoricans jumped from happiness. 

The evidence is a video that was uploaded unto YouTube where "PR Also Loves K-pop" group members recorded their reactions when they heard their favorite group.

It would've been nothing out of the ordinary, except for the fact that this catchy song was sung in Korean and in English, and the fact that it was an Asian group.

"Yes, we're are playing K-pop" confirms Luiz Vélez, Program Director of the radio station, who pleased "numerous" petitions he received from fans through the radio station's SNS sites.

[The station] first played "Tonight" and then "Blue", both from BIG BANG.

"'Tonight' was a version in English with Korean parts" explains Vélez. [T/N: I'm guessing he meant it had English parts, but the reporter misunderstood]...

"The sound is very similar to the 90's music, when there were groups such as the Backstreet Boys. They mix styles, the old with the new, they have a lot of dances and many group members."

Aside from the public's petitions, they check music websites, and obviously, YouTube.

Kirstie Morales who is part of the group "Puerto Rico Also Loves K-pop", which keeps gaining followers on SNS sites. 

How and where did they find out about K-POP if they don't know the language and South Korea is not exactly close?

"On the internet, looking for Anime", answeres Morales in reference to the videos of Japanese animation.

Gathered at the Korean-Mexican establishment Tako, located in Hato Rey, they number the reasons why they have fallen at the feet of K-pop.

"Sometimes I get asked 'but you don't understand them' so I say 'Do you understand Lady Gaga?'. There's people who sing in English without knowing what they are saying," points Valerie Enid Salgado, and adds, that they look for the lyrics online and they find version in English and even in Spanish.

Michael Carrasquillo, 17, also started enjoying anime series on the internet and when his aunt began watching Korean TV series on channel 6, he would download the music on the computer.

"I liked it, and I kept looking for information. There's a lot of diversity, boy groups, girl groups, groups with both girls and boys, they play from heavy rock to ballads, although pop is the only thing playing here. They have an American sound, but it's totally different in their lyrics, because it's much more respectful."

Naomi Rivera, 18, started to be familiar with anime since she was 8 years-old and in 2006, after watching Taiwanese and Japanese series, she stumbled upon one [series] that interested her for the music.

"That's where I started and I love it", admits Rivera. "The most famous girl group is Girls Generation, they were even on The David Letterman show. There's also Super Junior, Beast, who had a concert in Brazil, and 2WY (sic), who where in Chile and Peru. That's the 'hallyu wave', the wave of Korean music around the world"

South Korea's moment.
Using catchy phases in English, the songs spread in a viral way. The avant-garde image of their icons, with extreme haircuts, colored hair and ultramodern clothing, makes then the ideal spokespeople for advertising campaigns.

"Before, the wave of Asian music, movies, series and fashion was sent and controlled by Japan. Now it's South Korea's turn, we generated it.", summarized  Cho Hyo Jin, marketing manager of the channel Tooniverse, about their strategy of promoting their products outside of Asia.

In Puerto Rico, the internet is still making this music accessible which more and more young people keep in their iPods.

"What I like is being able to meet more people through K-POP" says Keishla Quiles, founder of the group "PR Also Loves K-pop" on Facebook, which has more than  1,200 members and have done gatherings in which they meet each other and do talent shows with the music from their favorite groups.

"We have made many friends, we have shared our love for the groups and we have spread K-POP around the island. One radio station is already playing it, now what we want is that they come to Puerto Rico and sing here." concludes Quiles who is very sure they can do it.

The Jargon
K-pop: Abbreviation of  "Korean pop" or "Korean pop music". 
A South Korean wave that groups young bands and solo artists with dance, electropop, hip hop, rock and r&b music. It has become a subculture for the youth with a particular interest in the fashion and the image projected by these groups.  

Hallyu Wave: Refers to the growing popularity of K-POP and Doramas (Korean soap operas) around the world. While K-POP has it's origins in the mid 90', the term 'Hallyu' was coined in 1999. Its importance has been considered by the South Korean government because of its cultural influence and, above all, for its input on their economy. Last year, the 'Hallyu wave' brought $3.8 billions to the country's economy. 

Male K-POP Groups
  • Super Junior
  • Big Bang
  • Beast
  • SS501
  • T-Max
  • 2WY (sic)
  • Shinee
  • 2pm
Female K-POP Groups
  • Girls Generation
  • Wonder Girls
  • Brown Eyed Girls
  • 2NE1
  • Miss A
  • T-ara

Source: EL NUEVO DÍA via BBU

[NEWS] Park Yoochun, “Lee Gak Loves Park Ha, Not Han Jimin”!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 01:41 AM PDT

On 29 May,  Park Yoochun (26), who was meeting us at a western restaurant in the Chungro district, Seoul, had arrived earlier than the scheduled time, but had been waiting in the car. The reason for this : No matter what, it is rude to appear before the scheduled time. During the interview, he maintained an earnest expression, and made a strong distinction between the times where he laughed and was serious.

To create a lighter atmosphere, I said, "If it's more comfortable for you to speak in Joseon period speech, please feel free to do so," and he replied, "Actually, when I am leaving a video message in front of the camera, I unconsciously start speaking in period drama terms." He said, "Although I try very hard to avoid using speech from the period dramas, it seems to be having an reverse effect." "Let time solve this issue." His firm and earnest image is really similar to that of his SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" character, the Joseon dynasty's Lee Gak. His occasionally unfocused look, and his eyes that seem to be trying to suppress a smile, are all similar to his drama character.

Park Yoochun has yet to break away from his drama role. "I feel that this drama and I are really compatible. It was easy to get into character, and it was even to a point where there was no burden in playing the role of Lee Gak. This is the first time I really managed to become the character when filming."

His commitment to the drama has resulted in a great success. Park Yoochun plays the role of Joseon Crown Prince Lee Gak, the Lee Gak that travels into the future to uncover the truth behind the Crown Princess's murder, as well as his reincarnation Yong Tae Yong, three different roles. It was not only the fans, but professionals have been praising him highly for his acting skills, and even his co-actors feel that "The singer Park Yoochun seems more of a stranger."

When asked about his secret of getting into character, he said, "It's because I enjoyed it. Although this answer sounds a bit ludicrous, but there is no other way to explain it. " "The first time I flipped this script open, I did not stop reading until even past the 2nd and 3rd episodes. It was really great. After shooting started, I didn't want to miss a single scene so I read the script countless times."

Proof of this was revealed via a photo of Park Yoochun holding his script that was uploaded onto an online BBS in April.  A fan-taken photo showed that Park Yoochun's script was obviously weathered due to countless readings. Now that he has found the joys of acting, he has learnt to enjoy the shooting process. This is something that he did not experience in MBC's "Miss Ripley."

During the "Miss Ripley" shoot, I was working more seriously than anyone, and was really suffering due to the mentality of having to force myself to do even better. The burden made it hard for me to express myself freely. However, with the filming of "Rooftop Prince," I really liked the role, and didn't force myself to grapple with those feelings, and tears flowed naturally during the sad scenes.

If you say that in "Miss Ripley" he was the "hard worker" then in "Rooftop Prince" he is the "one who enjoyed it".

He maintained this earnest attitude throughout the entire interview, and when asked a light question, "You seem to be really compatible with co-star Han Jimin, even in real life. What do you think about this?" Park Yoochun replied, "Lee Gak loves Park Ha (played by Han Jimin), not Han Jimin," giving a logical conclusion to this. He then pleaded with us "I hope that you don't write this in a way that causes Jimin noona to misunderstand" with an earnest face, that makes it hard for us not to comply. This image is the essence of the "comedic aspects" to Lee Gak.

Source : BaiduTVXQ + Munhwa.com
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] Lee Tae Sung: “The Prejudices I Had Towards Idols-Turned-Actors Were All Broken By Yoochun”!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 01:29 AM PDT

While "Rooftop Prince" was being broadcast, Lee Tae Sung would often demonstrate his close friendship with Park Yoochun through Twitter. To Yoochun, who had suffered the loss of his father in the earlier stages of filming, Lee Tae Sung had sent a message full of genuine care, "Although you are doing very well now, just be a son that your father would be proud of. Don't say such heartbreaking things. You just experienced it earlier than others would. Press on." Naturally, it makes people wonder how Park Yoochun is like in his eyes, as a colleague.

"Before the filming, I had my doubts as to whether Park Yoochun, who had started off as an idol, would be able to take on the role of Lee Gak well. So I think the way I looked at Yoochun was influenced by these social perceptions. Although he has quite little experience with filming productions as an actor, if you were to look past that, he is really very hardworking. Despite the tight filming schedule where we did not even have time to sleep, he was still able to familiarize himself perfectly with the script. He had to deal with some tough situations while filming, and in the latter half his physical condition got worse and worse, but he was still able to take on what is equivalent to 3 different roles, right up till the end. He is a good actor.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Newsen]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] JYJ’s New Penzal Q Commercial Becomes A Topic Of Discussion “Strangely Addictive!”!

Posted: 12 Jun 2012 01:15 AM PDT

The new commercial of JYJ, who are active as the models for headache medication Penzal Q, has become a topic of discussion online.

The concept for the new Penzal Q commercial, which will begin airing in June, is a scene where a female fan is heard saying, "My head hurts", amidst a JYJ concert, to which member Kim Jaejoong asks the audience in the stands, "Does anyone have headache medication?" Another female fan then shouts, "If it's headache medication, it's Penzal Q". The CF later follows with Kim Junsu saying, "Penzal Q, thank you."

Upon seeing this advertisement, netizens expressed, "The funniest among all the commercials filmed by idols", "I'm so embarrassed I can't even watch it", "Commercial with an odd concept, yet it's strangely addictive", and "A commercial I want to see often", among other responses.

Although there are mixed responses about the concept of the commercial, the CM song has gone viral. The lyrics which go "Whatever pain, whatever sadness, forget them all" are included in the song, which suits the concept of the CF perfectly. Jong Geun Dang distributed this song for free via its official homepage and Facebook page at the end of last year.

Source : BaiduTVXQ + Sports Seoul via Nate
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] SG Wannabe’s Kim Jinho holds first solo fan meeting in Japan

Posted: 11 Jun 2012 11:57 PM PDT

SG Wannabe's Kim Jinho held his first solo fan meeting at Tokyo's Shibuya Ax on June 8th. The event was in a talk show format with Kim introducing moments of his personal life through pictures and video clips.

He introduced some pictures from his trips abroad, saying "I enjoy traveling and I was really moved by the passion that musicians and even child performers had on the streets. They made me look back at myself and reflect."

He cautiously added, "music styles change with time, and music can define people living in a certain age. There's a lot of stimulating songs out there, but I think I'll take a step back and do my own style of music."

Kim sang "Hope", their hit song "As We Live", and performed "The Girl from the Cigarette Store" in a musical format delighting his fans.

He also showcased his new song "Baby's Breath", which will be included in his upcoming solo album, saying the song was made thinking of their former member Chae Dong-ha who died in 2011. He said, "we have to thank people who help others shine, just like Baby's Breath does for other flowers."

Kim, who is currently working on his solo album, ended the fan meeting singing "Partner for Life" and even got teary eyed seeing the love and support of his fans. He promised his fans they would meet again saying, "SG Wannabe will come back even stronger after three years." At the end of the meeting, he shook hands with his fans, thanking them individually for coming.

Source: KBS World