Friday, June 22, 2012

"[PICTURE] Dasom's teaser images for "Loving U" released!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURE] Dasom's teaser images for "Loving U" released!" plus 24 more


[PICTURE] Dasom's teaser images for "Loving U" released!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 09:04 AM PDT


The new teaser images of Sistar are for their upcoming Summer Special Album with title "Loving U". This time, SISTAR released Dasom's teaser images.

The flashy bright smile gives a bright and cheerful feeling very suitable for summer! Isn't she lovely?




Hyorin's teaser images
has been released as well.

[NEWS] BTOB For SBS MTV 'Diary' At 4pm Everyday.

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT


 Group BTOB will show you their daily routine.

BTOB will meet the fans through SBS MTV new reality program 'Diary' which will be aired at 4 pm (KST) every day from Monday to Thursday.

Through this 'Diary' program, BTOB will narrowed their distance from the fans as they show their public life and unaffected charms in various aspects.

BTOB that has popular with their songs like 'Insane', 'Father' and many more,have different genres of songs,and they have emerged as a talented group this year and expected to be the best rookie group in the 'Diary' as they show their own various charms, unlike the familiar look on charismatic stage performances.

BTOB also went to Singapore and Indonesia to perform,along with the local promotions, showing their rapid rise in popularity.This program will includes many interesting behind-the-scene stories and episodes of their activities in domestic(Korea) as well as Asian countries.

In addition,the newly released photos from BTOB nightwear fashion show shows such a cute side of this hopeful rookie group.

'Giving a glimpse into the life of the four rookie groups' and '400% realism that starts in Diary' are the new concepts of this reality programming. In order to show the reality life of an idol, each group members is given with a camera,and required to record their own daily images and activities through the camera.

SBS MTV official director stated that "in order to achieve the attractive program planning,we will try to meet a variety of audiences from this four different rookie groups, and we are expecting this four idol teams to be selected as Amateur Idol later in this year".

Other than BTOB, other rookie groups such as MYNAME,JJ Project and VIXX also will appeared in this 'Diary' program, making fans wonder about which group will managed to show the most natural daily lifestyle. The first 25 days will be broadcasted on this Monday at 4pm.

Meanwhile, BTOB is currently making the headlines in Indonesia local television,newspapers and magazines as they held their first Indonesian promotions in Jakarta yesterday.


Source: Nate
Translation by: AzianHana @CBZ

[INFO] Reckless Family reacts to Gyuri's movie offer!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 08:39 AM PDT



KARA's Gyuri received a movie offer?

On June 24, MBC Reckless Family will show the family's reaction to this.

Gyuri to play the daughter and the most coolest Hallyu star. At first the family was glad when they found out about the offer, but there's a catch: Gyuri will have some PG exposure scene!

Her mom will of course show objections and have a squabble with her daughter.

Gyuri is a child actress and recently challenged acting in a musical. Show will be broadcast on Sunday night. 


Source: Newsen

[NEWS] Kim MinJong talks about dancing for Sooyoung in ‘A Gentlemen’s Dignity’!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 08:26 AM PDT


Actor Kim MinJong talked about himself dancing in front of SooYoung.
At the press conference for 'A Gentlemen's Dignity' held on June 22nd at SBS Production Center, Kim MinJong revealed, "It was hard trying to impress SooYoung in that scene. I did not know how I was supposed to dance on metal board."
He added, "The director is known for filming the same scene a lot of times. I had to dance for more than 10 times, which was very embarrassing but I filmed the part with the determination that I will overcome this hardship."
Recently, SooYoung made a surprise appearance on the episode of 'A Gentlemen's Dignity' that was aired on June 9th. Kim MinJong danced to Girls Generation's song in the episode and made a lot of people laugh.
The actor portrays the role of a lawyer in 'A Gentlemen's Dignity' and not only is he showing good partnership with Jang DongGun, Kim SooRo and Lee JongHyuk, but he is also attracting attention through the love line with YoonJin.
He stated, "It is my first piece of work that I have found my name. Because I did not have much activities, people got confused with my name and they used to call me 'Kim JongMin'. I had times like that, but I have regained my name through this drama."
He continued, "The filming set's atmosphere was so good that I did not notice the time passing by. I personally want to live with it. It would be good if this drama became a series."
Credit: asiatoday.co.kr + fanwonder.com

[NEWS] Daesung & Seungri on All-Night Nippon Recording!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 08:17 AM PDT


BIGBANG's ambitions as the first Korean group in All-Night Nippon!

It has been revealed that BIGBANG are the first Korean group to be chosen as personalities to be in charge of 'All-Night Nippon'. On the 19th of June in Tokyo, members V.I and D-LITE appeared at the presscon in the Nippon Broadcasting System Imagine Studios.





Basking under the loud cheers of fans, the roughly-styled two members entered the stage. Starting the presscon that was open to the public, V.I who is the most fluent in Japanese among all the members of BIGBANG actively answered in the Q&A with the media. He confessed that the first time he watched the Japanese film ROOKIES, it helped him in striving to do better in Japanese. "It's my first time doing a radio show such as this one, I hope to show the side and charms that I have that isn't seen when I'm on stage," he enthusiastically answered regarding the challenge of being a personality of All-Night Nippon.


NOTE: Seungri said 'After Japan tour is over, each member will do their own solo activities and go back to Korea. But, that will make fans sad so I'll stay in Japan and do appear in many shows alone.' So, Seungri is gonna to stay in Japan until September?


Source: @YG_GlobalVIP//@natalie
Trans by @arcobaleno + @kenkajoutou@tmblr//bbfantasticbb@YT


[NEWS] ‘Superstar K’ draws over 2 million applicants

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:57 AM PDT


"Superstar K" is back and has more than 2 million applicants as the show prepares for its fourth season.

The number of applications was the most ever for an audition show and caught Mnet by surprise. "We thought we'd not exceed the 1,970,000 mark, which is how many we had for season three," said a network representative.

"Basically, since we opened applications March 8, we've had 18,867 people apply per day."

The network attributes the phenomenal amount of interest to its various initiatives to look for talent.

As well as the usual online registrations, CJ E&M allowed applicants to register via KakaoTalk and at various karaoke venues.

The success of previous contestants, such as Busker Busker and Ulala Session, is also thought to have fueled aspiring hopefuls in signing up.

Meanwhile, the show's judges Lee Seung-chul and Psy may have to fulfill their pledge of running up Mount Cheonggye with their tops off as they vowed to do if more than two million people applied.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Actress Go So Young may appear on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:44 AM PDT


Actress Go So Young may appear on the talk show "Healing Camp" in the near future, breaking a two-year hiatus from talk shows since she got married.

Go has always been a private person, even before marrying Hallyu actor Jang Dong Gun, thus the public is eagerly awaiting confirmation that she will indeed take part in the talk show that has a reputation for causing guests to shed a tear or two as they discuss their past.

Previously, Go had said during an interview that she "enjoyed 'Healing Camp' due to the show's depth."

Of late, the star has been asked to take part in various talk shows, but because she likes "Healing Camp" best, she is in talks with the network about starring in an episode.

Insiders say that Go would talk candidly about her life with Jang and baby, among other things.

Go's last movie was in 2007, when she starred in "Project Makeover." Since then, she has mainly taken part in minor TV projects and dedicated herself to being a homemaker and raising her son.

She is currently the face of various beauty products.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Josh Hartnett hit on model Hye Park

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:31 AM PDT


Supermodel Hye Park revealed that among her many admirers is Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett.

On an episode of "Taxi," the talk show in a taxi, which aired on Thursday night, Park said that Josh Hartnett invited her over for dinner at his house.

Park said that the two met on the set of a photo shoot for a fashion magazine and that he was "so polite and courteous" that the Korean model started to think that he had an ulterior motive.

"I was thinking, 'Does he like me?' Then surprise surprise, he actually asked if I'd like to have dinner with him at his house in Malibu. I asked if I could bring my husband, and then Josh didn't contact me again," Park revealed.

When asked what it was like working with the Hollywood star, Park said that she could see why women swooned when they saw the American actor, who appeared in films like "40 Days and 40 Nights."

"I had a bit of cake on my lips, and he wiped it away for me with his thumb. If I was cold, he'd be cheeky and ask if I wanted to jump inside his coat," Park divulged.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Jang Geun Suk releases MV for “Crazy Crazy Crazy”

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:18 AM PDT


Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk has released the full music video for his latest Japanese title track "Crazy Crazy Crazy"!

"Crazy Crazy Crazy" is the title track for his first Japanese full-length album, 'Just Crazy', which was released on May 30th. The album has enjoyed remarkable feat, topping Oricon Daily and Weekly Charts, as well as ranking 4th on United World Chart.

Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk is set to perform "Crazy Crazy Crazy" on NHK's 'Music Japan' this coming July 1st.


[PICTURE] UEE received comeback gift from Jang Woo!

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:11 AM PDT

After School's UEE updated her Me2day with a new photo on 22nd June.

UEE said,"Received a gift from my Music Bank MC partner Jang Woo oppa! ^ ^super sexy flower girl UEE ^ ^!Will make sure that new album sells well.Jang Woo also Fighting ^ ^ After School also Fighting! Flashback~!"

That's a huge gift from Jang Woo,the flower basket is even taller than UEE.

Have you watched After School's comeback performance?

[VIDEO] Gang Kiz performs “MAMA” on Music Bank

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 07:05 AM PDT


Core Contents Media's latest girl group Gang Kiz, who made a debut last month, is back with new follow up track "MAMA".

"MAMA" is Gang Kiz's second single after "Honey Honey" from their debut album 'We Became Gang'. Ahead of its official release on June 25th, the group performed the track on this week's episode of KBS 'Music Bank'.

With their new addictive and catchy tune, Gang Kiz showcase a more sexy charms and display their sultry dance moves.

[NEWS] f(x) celebrates Music Bank win with a group photo

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:50 AM PDT


The girls of f(x), who recently made a comeback with the addictive title track "Electric Shock", have taken over the Music Bank's 'K-Chart' this week.

To celebrate their first Music Bank win, f(x)'s Victoria posted on her me2day, "A picture with the members to celebrate our first place win on Music Bank at Hong Kong before boarding the plane~ To our beloved fans~ Really really thank you~ Without you we won't be able to get no. 1~ I will try harder to show you a better image in the future~ I love you ^^♥"

f(x) is heading to Hong Kong to participate in the 'Music Bank in Hong Kong 2012' which will be held at the AsiaWorld-Arena in Hong Kong on June 23rd. Other confirmed artists include, TVXQ, Wonder Girls, BEAST, CNBLUE, MBLAQ, INFINITE and IU.

[NEWS] Lee Joon Ki slams Korean work style

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:36 AM PDT


Hallyu actor Lee Joon Ki has expressed his discontent at the long and grueling working hours often expected from actors and crew members on the sets of Korean dramas.

On Thursday, Lee used his Twitter to say, "I have an American friend who thinks that Korea is the best country in the world. He says that everything is delivered at all hours, restaurants are open 24 hours, at all hours there are people out and about, valet parking, designated drivers for hire and people are full of energy."

But Lee said that he didn't think Korea was in fact "the land of miracles" that his friend described.

"Sure the country is dynamic! But just imagine, staff and actors on the set of a drama who have to work 24 hours without sleep! This isn't right. If you want a future in Korean dramas, you have to have endless stamina. I hope the situation improves here," Lee said.

But he's already back to the daily grind. Lee just began filming the drama "Arang and the Magistrate," a new MBC midweek show that is set to air from late July.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Choi Jin Hyuk confirmed relationship with Son Eun Seo

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:23 AM PDT


Actor Choi Jin Hyuk (27) confirmed rumors that he was dating actress Son Eun Seo (25).

On the evening of June 21 Choi gave his official position on his Twitter, saying, "I was so busy filming that I didn't have the time to write until now."

Commenting on the scandal reported the day before, Choi showed his affection for his girlfriend saying, "We are dating, as many of you have already heard in the reports. It somehow became that the scandal came first and our explanation second, but Son and I truly care for one another, and I'm happy every single day I spend with her."

He also said, "I was so thankful for all the congratulatory messages that I got from many." "I'm really sorry that I couldn't tell my fans earlier," he apologized to his fans.

Apparently, Choi and Son first met in "My Daughter the Flower," an SBS drama that aired until May, and continued dating even after the drama. Recently, they were spotted on Garosugil, a glitzy strip of shops and restaurants in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul, while on a date.

Choi made his debut in 2006 and became popular for his performance in dramas "Pasta" (2010) and "I Need Romance" (2011), and Son was made famous by her acting roles in dramas "The Princess Returns" (2009), "Flames of Ambition" (2010) and "Spy Myung-wol" (2011) and movies "Humming" (2007) and "Girl's High School Horror 2" (1999).


Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Former Sugar member Ayumi and Japanese singer Gackt spotted on a date

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 06:10 AM PDT


Former member of girl group Sugar, Ayumi, who is currently active as a singer in Japan, has found herself a Japanese boyfriend. According to Japanese media, the former member of girl band Sugar - who goes by the name Iconiq in Japan - is currently in a relationship with Japanese rocker Gackt.

Various Japanese media reported that the two met at the Japanese music festival A Nation last year. Since then, the two have met up on numerous occasions with mutual friends and eventually became lovers.

Sankei Sports reported that the two were spotted on a date at a top-notch restaurant in Tokyo recently. The couple was seen holding hands and embracing as they enjoyed a meal together.

There is an 11-year age gap between the two as Ayumi is 27 years old while her beau is 38.

The agencies of the two stars said that the relationship is a personal matter and that they won't be commenting.

Ayumi came to prominence in Korea when she made her debut with the girl group Sugar back in 2002.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Girls’ Generation releases “PAPARAZZI” MV Dance GOLD version

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT


Girls' Generation is back with another music video for latest Japanese track "PAPARAZZI"! After releasing the original and dance music video, the 'Dance Edit Gold' version music video has been unveiled.

In the new music video, Girls' Generation appeared on sexy black outfits paired with pink gloves and gracefully twirl onto an elegant gold stage. The girls amazed the fans with their synchronized dancing and powerful vocals.

[VIDEO] Girls Generation performs “Paparazzi” on ‘Music Station’

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:44 AM PDT


Girls' Generation performed their new Japanese single "Paparazzi" live for the first time!

On June 22nd, Girls' Generation appeared on Japan's TV Asahi's "Music Station" and performed their upcoming Japanese single "Paparazzi". The girls amazed viewers with their synchronized dancing and powerful vocals.

"Paparazzi" will be officially release on Japan on June 27th.

[NEWS] Kim Moo Yul accused of dodging military

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:31 AM PDT


Actor Kim Moo Yul has landed himself in hot water as his past of dodging military service has surfaced.

On June 21, the Korean Board of Audit and Inspection released a report which stated that the 30-year old actor was exempted from military service back in 2001 due to being a "low-income individual."

According to the report, in 2001 Kim was given "rating two" at the physical examination, which meant that he was fit to be conscripted.

However, from 2007 to 2009, Kim reported more than five times that he had been sitting for civil servant examinations, which excused him for the time being.

Then in 2010, Kim filed a report to the Military Manpower Association, saying that he had a minor illness. When the medical report failed to exempt him from mandatory military service, Kim again filed for exemption, stating that he was the sole provider for his family.
This time the exemption was granted as it was implied that without Kim, the family would be in ruins.

Meanwhile, Kim has starred in various dramas and musicals since 2007 and has pocketed more than 300 million won ($260,300).

Netizens were in a furor when the news broke, citing that it is unfair that so many celebrities are given exemption on groundless evidence.

Kim's agency has since come out and countered that Kim was in truth supporting his family, as his father was diagnosed with cancer in 2008.


Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] J.Y. Park’s ‘5 Million Dollar Man’ reveals official posters

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:18 AM PDT


The official movie posters for the upcoming '5 Million Dollar Man' have been released!

On June 22, movie distributor CJ E&M released two official posters featuring main cast members of the movie including J.Y. Park, Min Hyorin, Jo Sung Ha and others. The posters show the cast standing proud in their black and white suits and shades.

J.Y. Park plays the role of Young In, a man asked to deliver $5 million USD by Han Sang Mo (Jo Sung Ha), only to find out that his boss is plotting to kill him during his delivery to steal the money for himself.

[NEWS] Huh Gak praises Busker Busker’s new album

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT


Singer Huh Gak showered his praises to rookie group Busker Busker's new album.

On June 21st, Huh Gak, who also rose to stardom through Mnet's 'Superstar K' like the Busker Busker, showed his support for the group by tweeting, "Busker Busker. Simply amazing… They are such an awesome group."

Busker Busker released their latest EP 'Busker Busker 1st Wrap Up Album' on June 21st. The follow up album includes five brand new songs that were recorded but not included in Busker Busker's first album as they didn't fit the first album's "spring" theme.

Currently, Busker Busker's new title track "If You Really Love Me" along with four other tracks are enjoying its position at the top tier of various music charts.

[NEWS] BTOB holds first showcase in Indonesia

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:50 AM PDT


Rookie group BtoB successfully completed their first showcase in Indonesia!

On June 21st, BTOB held their first showcase in Indonesia titled, 'BTOB Live in Jakarta' at the Grand Ballroom in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The showcase brought in a total of 350 fans chosen through a lottery and 150 officials from local media and music industries.

Ahead of the showcase, BTOB participated in an interview session with various music critics and expert journalists, which evaluated the group saying, "Just three months into their debut, BtoB is proving to be popular in Indonesia" and "They're a band capable of pulling off various genres."

BTOB opened up the showcase with its performance of "Insane", putting the fans in frenzy. The boys also called up seven lucky fans to the stage to personally teach them the choreography before performing couple dances.

The members expressed, "Whenever we come on stages, we feel that everything can be delivered and expressed through music and dance. It's our first time in Indonesia, but we were able to earn the strength because of your support and cheers. We want to hold a concert with more fans soon."

[NEWS] Shin Min Ah & Lee Joon Ki’s stills for ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ revealed

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:36 AM PDT


Shin Min Ah and Lee Joon Ki finished the first filming of the upcoming MBC drama "Arang and the Magistrate."

On June 22nd, still cuts from the filming set that was taken on the 23rd last month were revealed. The pictures show the first meeting of Arang (Shin Min Ah) and the Magistrate Eun Oh (Lee Joon Ki)

"Arang and the Magistrate" is based on the motive of the Arang Legend, about a ghost who wants to know about her death and a magistrate who can see her. It is directed by Kim Sang Ho who previously directed hit dramas like Fantasy Couple and is written by Jung Yoon Jung.

[VIDEO] JJ Project releases ‘Real JJ Project’ Episode 3

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:23 AM PDT


JYP Entertainment's latest group, JJ Project, has just unveiled the third episode of its own reality series, 'Real JJ Project'!

The new clip follows JJ Project members backstage preparing for a performance. It also features JB featuring in Baek Ji Young's "Good Boy" performance as well as JR's self camera.

[NEWS] FT Island to perform on Mezamashi Live Concert in Japan

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 04:12 AM PDT


FT Island has been invited to perform in a summer music festival in Japan this July.

According to FNC Entertainment on June 22nd, FT Island will be taking part in the Fuji TV's annual summer outdoor concert, 'Mezamashi Live'. The event will take place in Odaiba, Tokyo on July 28, and will mark FT Island's second year to be invited at the festival.

Meanwhile, FT Island is also slated to kick off their Japanese tour, 'FTISLAND Summer Tour 2012 ~RUN! RUN! RUN!~' starting in Fukui on June 24th. The tour will then head to Osaka on June 28, Nagoya on July 4 and wrap up at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo on July 7 and 8.

[VIDEO] Gang Kiz releases “MAMA” drama version MV + dance practice video

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 03:57 AM PDT


After releasing the dance version music video for "MAMA", Gang Kiz has just unveiled the drama version music video as well as the dance practice video for their latest title track.

"MAMA" is the title track of Gang Kiz's upcoming repackaged album, to be released on June 25th. This will be the group's follow-up track for their first song "Honey Honey" from ebut album 'We Became Gang'.