Thursday, June 21, 2012

"[PICTURE] BTOB's Yook Sungjae, Greeted The Kiss Day with "Duck Lips"!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURE] BTOB's Yook Sungjae, Greeted The Kiss Day with "Duck Lips"!" plus 24 more

[PICTURE] BTOB's Yook Sungjae, Greeted The Kiss Day with "Duck Lips"!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT

The youngest in group BTOB,Yook Sungjae's Kiss Day proof shot.

On 14th June,a short message of "Heb..Shoot" and one picture was posted on their official Twitter account. It was the proof shot for public photo of Yook Sungjae during the Kiss Day.In the photo,we can see he was in the practice room,wearing a simple black shirt,giving us the difference looks from his charismatic stage image.Especially when he showed his kiss by projecting his lips outwards making it looked like a cute duck,thus giving eye catching atmosphere.

The fans who saw Yook Sungjae proof shot for Kiss Day reacted by replied "Your lips!too sexy" , "this photo is too cute!" and also "Party of kiss day proof shot".

On the other hand, founded under CUBE Ent, along with 4Minute and B2ST, BTOB is a new boy group with a new singing and versatile performance skills that we need to anticipate.

Source: TheStarChosun
Translation : AzianHana @CBZ

[INTERVIEW] f(x) Interviewed by Bugs Music!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT

 Check out girl group f(x)'s interview with Bugs Music below.

Q. Please give your greetings to the Bugs family.
A. Hello, Bugs family! It's been a long time since we have greeted you. This is f(x).

Q. Your last comeback was last year. Please tell us about your activities during that time.
A. After "Pinocchio" and "Hot Summer" last year, the each of the members have worked hard on their respective individual activities. We had a lot of new and precious experiences. During our spare time, we did our preparations for our new mini-album while we wait for the day where we could meet everyone again.

Q. Your mini-album [Electric Shock] has been getting warm receptions. What are your comments on this?
A. Our feelings of wanting to meet the fans was bigger than ever. We received a lot of love from last year's "Pinocchio" and "Hot Summer", so honestly, we were a bit burdened for this comeback. As soon as the news was released, we received a lot of love already and we only thought about conveying our gratefulness with our hard work.

Q. An introduction on this mini-album's concept?
A. You can feel all of f(x)'s uniqueness and individuality that has been showcased since the beginning in this mini-album. Doesn't everything--the sound, lyrics, performances--feel very "f(x)-ish"?

Q. A bear was on the jacket images, what was this trying to present?
A. This is trying to convey a fairy tale which is definitely very f(x) and unique. When you think about it, the music's electronic sound has a striking and trendy feeling. With the different atmospheres between the jacket images and the sound, we're trying to show the numerous different sides only f(x) could showcase.

Q. Please introduce your title track.
A. This is an electronic pop dance song who expresses the exciting, electric shock feelings of falling in love. Although falling in love is a confusing feeling, the giddy feelings is resembles someone being electrocuted and experiencing and exciting shock. The analogy used, "Electric Shock", is represented in the four letters beginning each of the lines in the tetrastich/quatrain, presenting a new colour to the lyrics.

Q. Anything about the music video?
A. You've watched the music video, right? Your feelings~ Similar to the song title, "Electric Shock", an electric shock appears in the midst of [the music video], it's like receiving an exciting electric shock (^^). We hope that this would be able to cool you down as the summer comes. That's the point!

Q. We're curious about your promotional plans.
A. Bugs family! It's been a year since our comeback, thank you for all your love. We will show you a more hardworking side of us through our brisk promotional activities. "Electric Shock". From now on, please look forward to our splendid performances onstage. This has been f(x). Thank you!

Source: fx2you
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[NEWS] 'Five Fingers' Crew: Joo Ji Hoon Is "The Right Person"!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

Despite his dark past, actor Joo Ji Hoon was officially confirmed in his national television comeback with his role in the upcoming SBS special 'Five Fingers', scheduled to air in August.

According to one official working with the drama, his casting was confirmed following a negotiation between the station, production company and the actor. From the beginning, the director, writer and the rest of the production crew all strongly requested for a meeting with Joo Ji Hoon, "leading us to trust their judgment that he was the right person for the lead," said the official.

The path leading up to this major role, however, has not been a smooth one for Joo Ji Hoon. His 2009 scandal involving ecstasy possession cast a large shadow over his career; however, the crew for the drama ultimately made the decision to cast him regardless after lengthy conversations about the actor, marking a comeback that has been in the making for five years since the 2007 KBS drama 'The Devil'.

An official with KeyEast also said that "the decision to cast Joo Ji Hoon is ultimately the right call", adding that "Mr. Joo is deeply regretful for his past actions; his journey to a comeback in drama was not easy. Most important in this process was the actor's own will. In the end, our faith in the drama as a work and the faith in the production crew led to the careful decision to cast him. We are confident that he will prove us right."

The drama 'Five Fingers', meanwhile, is a collaboration between 'A Gentleman's Dignity' and 'OB and GYN Doctors" PD Choi Young Hoon and 'Temptation of Wife' and 'Smile, Mom' writer Kim Soon Ok. Joo Ji Hoon is set to play a prodigal pianist with a tragic family history. The rest of the casting process is currently underway and is set to begin airing in August.

Joo Ji Hoon's drama comeback follows closely behind the upcoming opening of 'I Am A King', which he was cast in after being discharged from the army last November.

Source & Cr : Korea Portal News

[NEWS] British Fashion Magazine Stylenoir Reports: "K-Pop superstars 2NE1 to come to London"!

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT

[NEWS] Kwon Sang Woo is sick in China

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:53 AM PDT

Actor Kwon Sang Woo has fallen ill in Dali, China, where he has been filming the drama "Poong Hwa Sul Wul."

Kwon contracted enteritis Monday morning and was unable to seek medical treatment immediately, his health deteriorating as the day wore on.

Given his condition, production was to be postponed, but Kwon refused to let his sickness disrupt work.

Later in the day, Kwon uploaded a picture of himself on Weibo, the Chinese social networking site, with the comments, "I couldn't sleep a wink last night due to enteritis. Currently on-set filming; worst condition I've been in; this is terrible."

On his official Web site too, Kwon wrote, "I have no strength and can't eat a thing except for rice porridge. Owner of a Korean restaurant here has kindly given me some medicine."

Besides his current work in the Chinese drama, the 35-year-old star spent most of last year filming the Hollywood movie "Chinese Zodiac," starring Jackie Chan.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Lee Seung Gi to become cyber safety cop

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:38 AM PDT

Entertainer Lee Seung Gi will take part in the "Beautiful Internet World" campaign, which promotes a harmonious and safe cyberspace by prompting users to be cautious and mindful of their Internet activities and comments.

Lee praised the organization in its effort and said that he supported its cause. "As a nation that leads the way in IT, wouldn't it be great if our online realm was a pleasant environment?" Lee said.

In place of negative comments, Lee urged, "let's leave positive and encouraging comments. Be respectful and understanding and we can change the online environment."

"Beautiful Internet World" is a campaign orchestrated by Joy News 24 and the Korea Internet & Security Agency.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Kwon Hae Hyo praises MBLAQ G.O’s acting in ‘Ghost’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:23 AM PDT

Actor Kwon Hae Hyo praises MBLAQ's member G.O's acting who is his partnering actor in "Ghost".

Regaeding G.O who acted as Lee Tae Gyun in the recent SBS drama "Ghost", Kwon Hae Hyo said "G.O is equiped with very positive attitude", "Being really sincere as an idol born actor, he will not mention no matter how tired he is" and "he is always eager to learn", pointing out G.O's three good points.

He continued "You can also see G.O's sincerity and hard work on the TV", making a final evaluation on G.O's attitude. In fact, Kwon Hae Hyo has been giving G.O advices on acting at "Ghost" filming location, it is frequently seen that G.O is practising upon receiving those advices.

Towards all these, G.O is also very thankful and deeply in trust with senior Kwon Hae Hyo. When asked about the help the seniors in "Ghost" has been giving him, G.O responded "Everyone has been giving me lots of help, out of all Senior Kwon Hae Hyo has been helping me a lot. Because of the advices and the guidance by the seniors, I am able to show better acting skills", expressing his deep gratitude towards the seniors.

Source: MyDaily via Nate

[NEWS] Top Hip Hop acts lined up for 2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Some of the hottest hip hop acts will be heating up the stage at the '2012 Caribbean Bay Summer Wave Festival'.

According to the event organizers, the current lineup of acts include Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, Bobby Kim and Buga Kingz. The festival will be running at the outdoor waterpark Caribbean Bay for two days on July 14th and 15th.

There will be international acts as well like Ludacris, Taio Cruz, and the Japanese hip hop duo m-flo.

Source: KBS World

《T – Ara Showcase in Malaysia 2012》

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 07:09 AM PDT

T – Ara will be coming to have their 1st showcase in Malaysia. It will be held at Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM, Kuala Lumpur on 3rdOctober 2012 (Wednesday), at 8.30p.m.

T – Ara is a popular Korean girl group formed by Core Contents Media in 2009. This Korean girl group consisted of 7 members, Lee Ji-hyun, Jeon Boram, Park In-jung,  Park Ji-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young, Ham Eun-jung, Park Sun-young . They has signed a $4.3 million contract with management company J-ROCK for their Japanese debut, which is the highest out of all the girl groups debuting in Japan.
 T - Ara first single, a remake of their 2009 hit "Bo Peep Bo Peep", debuted at number one on the Oricon weekly charts with 49,712 copies sold and became the first for a debuting Korean girl group ever in history. T – Ara has also won "Top Artist of 2011"at Billboard Japan Awards.

The ticket list range for your favorite girl K-Pop group's T-Ara tickets are as below :  -
-VVIP (Lovey) – RM 683.00 + Free 1 T-Ara t-shirt and  1 T-Ara cap (Limited Seat),
- T1 (Dovey) – RM 383.00 + Free 1 T-Ara cap (Numbered Seating),
-T2 (Roly) – RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-Ara lanyard (Numbered Seating),
- T2 (Roly) Upper Level - (L) & (R)– RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-Ara lanyard (Numbered Seating),
-T3 (Poly) – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set  (Free Seating),
-T3 (Poly) Upper Level – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set  (Free Seating),
-T4 (We were in Love) -  RM 103.00 (Free Standing)
*Ticket Prices including RM3 processing fees*.

Ticket willbe open on sale at Monday (25/06/12). If necessary, please contact us to get more details
 For Early bird, ticket starting from 25th of June to 30th of June will have discount 10% or free gift  for every tickets purchase [Excluded the ticket for VVIP (Lovey) and T4 (We were in Love)].
Ticket for VVIP (Lovey) only avalaible at Jazzy Group office and the first 120pax who bought VVIP ticket entitle to be on stage to get T-Ara poster autograph.
Tickets are available at all Ticket Charge outlets ticketing counter and Jazzy Group office only.

Stay tune with Jazzy Group Facebook, Official radio station One FM, Hot FM and official TV station 8tv for their latest news update. Do not miss out your opportunity to see an awesome and beautiful performance from your favorite girl K-Pop group in Malaysia. Grab your ticket now. See you there!

For more information, please visit our website or contact enquiry hotline:
TicketCharge 03-9222 8811 / JazzyGroup 03-5622 1600 & 016-2706253

[NEWS] Lee Jae Hoon to start his military service at the end of the year

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:57 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jae Hoon is starting his military service at the end of the year.

On June 20th, Lee Jae Hoon's agency, Saram Entertainment announced, "Lee Jae Hoon is planning to start his military service at the end of the year. As soon as he finishes shooting movie 'My Pavarotti', he will prepare for his military service."

The agency added, "Lee Jaehoon is very thankful about fans' endless love and support, and thus, he will be doing his best until the end."

Lee Jae Hoon has applied to join Whistle Theater Group under the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. They perform more than 150 times a year for handicapped, seniors, children, teenagers, and other military personals.

Source: StarN News

[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for June 10‒16, 2012

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:44 AM PDT

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week June 10 - June 16, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. f(x) : "Electric Shock"

2. Wonder Girls : "Like This"

3. Big Bang : "Monster"

4. Hyungdon & Daejun : "The Gloomy Song"

5. Verbal Jint : "Good Morning"

6. K.Will : "We Never Go Alone"

7. Ulala Session : "Goodbye Day"

8. Big Bang : "Still Alive"

9. BEAST : "Hateful Person"

10. G.NA : "2HOT"


Weekly Album Chart

1. f(x) : "Electric Shock" [2nd Mini Album]

2. INFINITE : "INFINITIZE" [3rd Mini Album]

3. Teen Top : "aRtisT" [3rd Mini Album]

4. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

5. Big Bang : "Still Alive" [Special Album]

6. Wonder Girls : "Wonder Party" [2nd Mini Album]

7. B1A4 : "THE B1A4 I IGNITION" [Special Album]

8. CROSS GENE : "Timeless: Begins" [1st Mini Album]

9. Teen Top : "It's" [EP]

10. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker" [1st Album]

[PICTURE] ‘The Thieves’ character posters released

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

With only a month before its premiere, the official character posters for the upcoming crime heist movie 'The Thieves' have been revealed.

The film's production company, SHOWBOX, released the character posters of actress Jeon Ji Hyun as "Enicall", Kim Hye Soo as "Pepsee", Lee Jung Jae as "Popie" and Kim Yoon Seok as "Macao Park".

Also known as "The Professionals," the new heist movie will be hitting theaters this July. The big-budget film is supposed to be the Korean version of "Oceans Eleven" and will feature several exotic locations and an all-star cast. The movie is directed by Choi Dong Hoon.

[NEWS] Jang Woo Hyuk leaves thoughtful gift for delivery man

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Singer Jang Woo Hyuk showed his thoughtful heart, leaving a special gift for a delivery man.

On June 19th, a lunchbox company wrote on its homepage, "Singer Jang Woo Hyuk presented our delivery man with quite an unexpected gift during his first order. Jang Woo Hyuk left behind a signed CD in the return bag and hung it on the door knob. A box of red ginseng drink was also placed next to it on the floor. Our delivery man was so touched, he took a picture in the early morning and sent it to us. We are extremely touched."

Netizens commented, "He's so kind, that warms my heart", "Jang Woo Hyuk is really the best", "What a lucky delivery man" and more.

Source: Nate

[VIDEO] Gang Kiz releases MV for “MAMA”

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 06:05 AM PDT

After releasing a short MV teaser earlier today, Core Contents Media's latest girl group, Gang Kiz finally unveiled the full music video for their comeback track "MAMA"!

"MAMA" is an upbeat track with an addictive and catchy chorus. Unlike their debut single, "Honey Honey", "MAMA" features a more sexy concept, as Gang Kiz members display their sultry dance moves.

Check out the MV below!

[NEWS] BTOB, JJ Project, MYNAME & VIXX to star in new reality show

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:49 AM PDT

Rookie groups, BTOB, JJ Project, MYNAME and VIXX have come together for the SBS MTV's upcoming reality program, 'Diary'.

On June 25th, SBS MTV will launch 'Diary', a reality program that will give the viewers a peek into the daily lives, thoughts and personalities of the rookie idol groups. The show's self-camera format will bring fans up front and personal with the members as the group records their daily lives themselves.

BTOB will start as the first group, while the producer of the show has revealed that JJ Project, MYNAME and VIXX will also be featured on the show later on.

[NEWS] Girl’s Day members share a drink with Kim Soo Hyun

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:36 AM PDT

Girl's Day members revealed that they are avid fans of actor Kim Soo Hyun.

On June 20th, Girl's Day's Sojin tweeted, "Ohhohohong Today I shyly.. put a straw in the cup together with gorgeous Kim Soo Hyun.. Aiing~~ Its heart-throbbing~~ kuku."

Fellow members Yura and Minah then tweeted, "After Sojin unnie did it, I also had a drink with Kim Soo Hyun at the coffee shop. Hoot!" and "Omona! So I had an indirect.. peck with you unnies.. keke."

In the photos, the Girl's Day members are seen sharing a drink with a life-sized cardboard cutout of actor Kim Soo Hyun.

Netizens commented, "So cute! I wish I was Kim Soo Hyun," "Was it fun? Kim Soo Hyun is handsome. Yura unni is cute as well" and "Wow that figurine has already shared a drink with members of Girl's Day."

Credit: Sen@girlsdaydaily

[NEWS] Seohyun apologizes for accidentally hitting Taeyeon

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:23 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Seohyun made a cute apology to Taeyeon for accidentally hitting her with her elbow.

On the June 20th episode of SBS 'One Night of TV Entertainment', Girls' Generation TaeTiSeo members made their appearances. During the show, Seohyun revealed that she frequently hit Taeyeon with her elbow during their promotional activities as sub-unit.

Seohyun explained, "My elbows are really sharp, so I'm sorry for slightly hitting Taeyeon unni. My fans even gave me elbow pads as a gift. I will definitely use them," evoking laughter with her hilarious apology.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] f(x)’s “Electric Shock” records 600,000 downloads within a week

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 05:10 AM PDT

There seems to be no stopping for the ladies of f(x), as they achieved another feat for their new title track "Electric Shock"!

According to the Gaon Chart on June 21st, f(x) took the number one spot for the most downloaded song during the 4th week of June, recording 630,510 downloads within just a week. Other songs "Jet" and "Beautiful Stranger" from f(x)'s album also received considerable attention by ranking 13th and 16th.

Following behind with a huge gap was Wonder Girls and their latest track "Like This" with 334,866 downloads, two times less than f(x)'s record.

Hyungdon and Daejun's "The Gloomy Song" took the third spot with 290,038 downloads, Big Bang's "Monster" at 4th with 286,386 downloads and K.will's "We Never Go Alone" wrapped up the top 5 with 244,814 downloads.

Source: Star News

[NEWS] Younha opens teaser site for comeback album

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:57 AM PDT

Singer Younha is gearing up for her much-anticipated comeback!

On June 21st, Younha opened the teaser website ( for her upcoming 4th full-length album "Supersonic". The website displays a countdown of her comeback as well as a short audio teaser of one of her new tracks on the album.

"Supersonic", to be released on June 22nd, will contain a total of twelve songs, including the duet song with John Park, "Would We Have Changed", which was pre-released on June 15th.

Also, to commemorate her comeback, the singer is also scheduled to hold a live concert on July 28th at the Melon AX-Hall in Seoul.

Source: Nate

[VIDEO] Star Empire Entertainment staffs dance to ZE:A’s “Fighting Dance”

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:44 AM PDT

Star Empire Entertainment family showed their full support for ZE:A's upcoming comeback through a special group dance performance.

On June 20, a video uploaded on the ZE:A's official Youtube channel showing Star Empire's artists, employees and even CEO Shin Joo Hak, performing the "Fighting Dance" together on the roof of their building.

The "Fighting Dance" was created by ZE:A for their song "Body to Body," which is included in the second album.

Meanwhile, ZE:A will release their second album on July 4th.

[PICTURE] After School’s UEE for ‘CeCi’

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:31 AM PDT

After School's UEE graced the cover of fashion magazine, 'CeCi'.

On June 21st, 'CeCi' revealed UEE's recent pictorial for the July edition of the magazine. The After School member showed off her slim and beautiful legs in a "wannabe and mini-me" concept. UEE posed alongside labelmate Jung Hyun, who previously featured Pledis Entertainment's winter album, "Happy Pledis Love Letter"

Netizens commented, "She has the most beautiful legs," "UEE has unlimited charms," and "I can't wait to see the group return."

[VIDEO] 2PM Wooyoung’s BTS video from ‘Men’s Health’ photoshoot

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:18 AM PDT

2PM's Wooyoung, who was taken on the cover of Men's Health July with perfectly balanced beauty, revealed the whole shooting scene.

On June 21st, Real 2PM revealed the behind-the-scenes video from Wooyoung's recent "Men's Health" magazine photo shoot.

Wooyoung showed off his rigid and slim balanced body, and used sharp silver accessories to perfectly take his role as a "Warrior from the future". Also, he constantly tossed his opinions with staffs and monitored his shooting, taking his photoshoot seriously. During the recess, he made staffs to smile by calling himself "Warrior Jang" playing with his props.

This shooting covered the most expensive amount for the cost and time. Staffs were mesmerized by looking at Wooyoung who passionately did his best for the shooting all the time. Wooyoung also endlessly gave thanks to the representatives and staffs for their effort.

Check out the clip below!

[PICTURE] Kim Hyung Jun releases 2nd teaser for solo album “Escape”

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 04:05 AM PDT

SS501's Kim Hyung Jun will be making his comeback with new mini album "Escape". After announcing his return with a teaser image last week, Kim Hyung Jun has just unveiled new teaser to heighten up anticipation of his fans.

"Escape" will contain a total of five tracks, with "Sorry I'm Sorry" as the title track. The new mini album will also include the "Intro", "Just Let It Go", "나쁜 남자라서" and "잘못 걸었어".

In addition, Kim Hyung Jun will be launching showcase in the format of a mini-concert on June 29th which will take place in Seoul's Gwang Jang Dong AX-KOREA.

[VIDEO] After School releases “Flashback” MV making film

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 03:52 AM PDT

After releasing their sizzling hot music video, After School has just unveiled the making-of film for their latest track "Flashback", showing the MV's filming process and other behind-the-scene footage.

"Flashback", the title track of After School's 5th maxi-single of the same title, marks the group's first promotions without former leader, Park Kahi and the addition of new member Ga Eun.

Check out the clip below!

1206021 f(x) wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 21 Jun 2012 03:41 AM PDT

Mnet's "M Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

For this week's episode, girl group After School made their much-awaited comeback with "Rip Off" and title track "Flashback". Rapper Verbal Jint returned as well, performing his latest release, "You Deserve Better".

Other great performances from artists including f(x), Wonder Girls, M.I.B, Boyfriend, B1A4, A-JAX, JJ Project, MYNAME, U-Kiss, Dal Shabet, Baek Ji Young, INFINITE, Lee Hyun, Hyungdon & Daejun.

And for the highlight of the show, f(x) claimed their first win on this week's 'M! Countdown' with their latest track "Electric Shock".

Congratulations f(x)!

Check out the performances below!


Wonder Girls


Baek Ji Young (feat. JB)






JJ Project



Dal Shabet

Lee Hyun


Hyungdon & Daejun


Watch After School's comeback performance here.