Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"[PICTURE] Have a look at NU'EST debut single album!" plus 24 more

"[PICTURE] Have a look at NU'EST debut single album!" plus 24 more

[PICTURE] Have a look at NU'EST debut single album!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 10:02 AM PDT

 Pledis' new boys NU'EST made their debut with Face.

There are only 3 songs in their debut album,the boys made a successful debut by winning the "Favorite male rookie" poll on DKPOPNEWS 2 months ago.

Let's have a look at their debut album.
 The members' names are printed on the CD
 My favorite member Ren

 I got Aaron's photocard

1. NU, Establish, Style, Tempo 
2. FACE 
3. I'm Sorry 

Buy one HERE

[PICTURE] Have a look at Block B's Welcome To The Block album!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:59 AM PDT

I am totally in love with the exterior of Block B's repackaged album Welcome To The Block.

My favorite color is yellow and the B logo blends with the yellow background really well.

Interior,a photocard,i got Zico's.....the CD and a photobook.

Block B's comics?

01. 눈감아줄께 
02. Action (RMX) 
03. LOL 
04. 싱크로율 100% 
05. Action 
06. 난리나(inst.) 
07. LOL(inst.) 
08. 싱크로율 100%(inst.) 
09. 눈감아줄께(inst.) 
10. Action (RMX)(inst.) 

Purchase one on Yesasia

[NEWS] Many Fans Attended EXO-K's Fan-meeting ‘Confirming This Year's Maximum Expectations’!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT

[NEWS] Han Geng challenges emceeing role on Music Billboard Charts, endures 6 hours of discomfort for new look!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:44 AM PDT

Han Geng, who is releasing his second solo album after a lapse of two years, visited the "Mengniu Yoghurt Music Billboard Charts" the other day in order to film the countdown promo video for his new album, and challenged the role of the emcee which he isn't very good at, introducing the five title tracks from his new album. According to reports, Han Geng will hold his second concert at the Wukesong Stadium on 28th July and release his second solo album on the 29th, thereby kick-starting Han Geng's 2012 music year.

Han Geng spent 6 hours to bleach his hair for new image, new album overthrows "Impression of Han Geng"

On that day, Han Geng arrived at the recording studio with his platinum blonde hair, causing the staff to be astonished. When asked about this image, Han Geng admitted that he went through quite a lot of hardships in order to achieve the purest shade of blonde, spending a whopping 6 hours to dye his hair. Aside from that, in order to maintain this style until the press conference for the announcement of his second album and concert tour on the 19th of June, he had to bleach his hair once again on the day prior to the recording because the colour had faded. In line with the style of Han Geng's new album, the theme for the shooting of the promotional videos centred on the concept of 'power'. Han Geng was adept at executing the moves (for the filming), giving off a feral, masculine aura. However, when he jokes around with the director of whom he was close to, he exudes a youthful appearance instead.

Regardless whether it was the concept or the music style, the MV teaser of "Wild Cursive", the title song for his new album which was released the other day, was a declaration of Han Geng's intent of changing his style. Han Geng personally likes rock songs and electronic dance numbers, so the new album's production and song selection strictly adhered to Han Geng's personal ideations, and the new album is definitely worth the wait.

Han Geng challenges emceeing role, laughs and admits that it's not easy

After the filming for his promotional videos had ended, Han Geng made a special appearance and stepped into the role of the emcee for the sake of his new album. Although he isn't usually very eloquent, Han Geng held on to the cue cards and practiced repeatedly in a very serious manner, and he had a solemn expression on all the time. Despite having a tint of nervousness, Han Geng was rather relaxed through it all, and when he talked about the concept of his new album and the stories behind the scenes of the filming, he became very animated, showing his affection and confidence for his new album. Later on, when he talked about the experiences of his emceeing challenge this time, Han Geng took a shot at his good friend Da Zuo, saying that it isn't that fun to be a host. However, he exhibited deep interest in the small test this time, and said that he would make another attempt in the future if the opportunity presents itself. In this week's Chinese popularity indicator of the "Mengniu Yoghurt Music Billboard Charts", Han Geng without a doubt became the champion again, receiving 3109 votes (63.1%) of the total votes.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[NEWS] Jinon Causes Laughter on the Set of Let's Go Dream Team 2!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT

Jinon of idol group F.CUZ, who recently came back with their new song 'No. 1,' showed off his groundless confidence, causing laughter.

On the episode of KBS 2TV's "Let's Go Dream Team Season 2" aired on the third, Dream Team competed against the shipbuilder (T/N: I think...?) team at Kyungsang-nam-do gejeshi gohyeonman in a 5-obstacle challenge.

Jinon introduced himself as "the king's return," but MC Lee Changmyeong said "only his mouth is alive," causing laughter (T/N: I believe it means that it's just his words; it's not true)

Continuing, he said "While abroad, I made sure to monitor 'Let's Go Dream Team.' It's supposed to be entertainment but it seems too much like a documentary," causing laughter and "boo"s while previewing his passion.

Lee Changmyeong said, "No. It's become entertainment since Shorry joined," to which Jinon responded, "Only Shorry-hyungnim's reactions get broadcasted though?" humiliating Shorry. To continue, he added on, "I shall save Dream Team. I'll show you entertainment," causing more laughter.

Before, Jinon was often eliminated at the first obstacle, earning the nickname "Heodang Jinon" (T/N" It means clumsy or stupid). 

On this episode, he was eliminated at the showers of the first episode, where he he had to cross a spinning stepping stone bridge while tossing balls out of the net.

The caption reading "Jinon has won three times but never at the obstacle course" with the image of Jinon fallen in the water caused further laughter.

Marco, Ricky Kim, Choi Sungjo, Shorry (Mighty Mouth), and Park Jaemin were on this episode of 'Let's Go Dream Team.'

Original: Nate News 123
Translation: MaxRide @ Fcuzed

[NEWS] 4minute's Heo Gayoon: "I don't like my nano-ankles."!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT

4minute's Heo Gayoon shared her fashion preparations before going to the airport.

Gayoon recently appeared on On Style's Style Log: Weekly and revealed the secret to her unique airport fashion. Her comfortable yet fashionable style, which has been captured by the paparazzi many times, was shown throughout the show.

Heo Gayoon said, "When I go to the airport, I like to wear comfortable clothing, but I always match my outfit with a point item that stands out. I usually wear comfortable shoes but I wear patterned T-shirts and big sunglasses. I don't buy many luxury brand-names, but I like to buy rare imports that can't be found in Korea."

Gayoon also revealed that she doesn't like her famous nano-ankles: "I believe they are too thin. I wear colorful socks to cover them. Since I have small feet, it's hard to find shoes and I even have to wear custom-made shoes when performing on stage."

Gayoon added, "My ultimate goal is to become a muse for fashion designers just like the British fashionista Alexa Chung. I want to collaborate with a fashion designer and create an item under my name some day. I will work hard towards that goal, so please support me."

Source: XportsNEWS
Translating + Editing + Reporting: applemango @

[NEWS] Seo Woo finds romance on the set

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:49 AM PDT

Actress Seo Woo has become the latest entertainer to find love on the set.

Following in the steps of Yoo In Na, who admitted she was dating her co-star Ji Hyun Woo, Seo Woo's agency said she is dating actor In Gyo Jin, whom she met on the set of the SBS drama "If Tomorrow Comes."

Although the show ended in April, the two have just started dating, according to their agencies.

The characters played by the actors had no romantic links or significant ties, thus the announcement came as a bit of a shock.

"They are still getting to know one another," Seo's agency said yesterday.

The confirmation comes after an Internet news Web site reported earlier in the day that it spotted the two enjoying a date at a cafe in Hannam-dong, central Seoul, acting very lovey-dovey.

Seo Woo made her debut in the movie 'Son' in 2007. In Gyo Jin made his debut through MBC's network talent search in 2000.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] Have a look at Big Bang's Alive album!

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:46 AM PDT

 I just got my Big Bang's Alive album earlier today.

The album is randomly picked,so i got G Dragon's version.Like the unique design of the album so much,especially the metal case,heavy but stylish.
 The back of the album

02. BLUE 
03. 사랑먼지 
04. BAD BOY 
05. 재미없어 
07. 날개 (대성 SOLO) 

 CD Design
 G Dragon's photocard
Photobook,CD,Photocard + more

Grab one on Yesasia now!

[NEWS] Kim Ah Joong wraps up first Japanese fan meeting

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:36 AM PDT

Kim Ah Joong finished her first Japanese fan meeting with a great success.

On June 16th, Kim Ah Joong held her first fan meeting "Kim Ah Joong's Live Show" at Sinjuku, Japan. 1500 tickets of the event were sold out, and 300 limited edition MD products were all sold out as well.

Kim Ah Joong performed a great number of songs, including, "Maria", "Star", "Over the Rainbow", and a few songs, such as "First Love" and "Love Love Love".

At the later part of the event, she delivered a letter to each fans, expressing her thanks, and she invited a number of fans who brought her flowers and other gifts to her waiting room.

Kim Ah Joong said, "I'd like to express the sincerest thanks from the bottom of my heart. I was very excited while preparing for this event, and I also felt very nervous, but thanks to such great fans, I could manage everything fine. I'll keep doing my best in the future as well."

Meanwhile, Kim Ah Joong recently finished shooting her new movie 'My P.S Partner' with Ji Sung, and the movie will be released this winter.

Source: StarN News

[NEWS] ‘Architecture 101’ chosen as closing film for Shanghai Film Festival

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:23 AM PDT

Korean smash hit film, 'Architecture 101', has been selected to be the closing film for the ongoing 15th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).

Actress Han Ga In will be heating up Shanghai alongside actor Lee Je Hoon, two of the four lead actors in 'Architecture 101' as they will be joining the festival's closing event and the film's screening to be held in Shanghai on June 24th.

"I was extremely happy to hear that 'Architecture 101' has been chosen as the closing film at the SIFF. I hope that the movie receives favorable reviews in China as well," Han Ga In stated.

Han Ga In casted in movie 'Architecture 101' as the female main character Seoyeon. The movie is about teenagers' first love, and it brought 'first love syndrome' to Korea after its release.

Source: Star N News

[PICTURE] Han Ji Min shows alluring elegance for ‘Allure’

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Min, who received much love for her role of Park Ha in the drama 'Rooftop Prince', has showed off her alluring elegance in the recent pictorial for the July issue of women's magazine 'Allure Korea'.

Shedding her cute and bright image from the drama, Han Ji Min displayed a more seductive appeal, donning beautifully textured black dresses.

[NEWS] K.Will to perform sell-out shows in Japan

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 06:57 AM PDT

Singer K.Will will take to Osaka on June 21 and then to Tokyo on June 23 for his "K.Will Japan Tour — I Need You."

When tickets for his two shows in Japan went on sale back in mid-April, they were sold out within minutes, testifying to the fame of the ballad singer.

Starship Entertainment said that after the tickets were sold out, they were flooded with queries about possibly holding additional concerts.

"We are currently reviewing the situation and at the concerts, K.Will will engage in 'Hi-Touch' events where fans will be given the chance to meet with him," said a spokesperson for his agency.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] Wonder Girls’ Sohee is a fantasy girl for ‘ELLE’

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 06:44 AM PDT

Wonder Girls member Sohee transformed into a irresistible fantasy girl in the July issue of fashion magazine 'ELLE'.

On June 20th, 'ELLE' released several photos of Sohee showing her ageless beauty and charm. The Wonder Girl member looks gorgeous with her rabbit-ear hairband, crown and lacey white outfits, while captivating the fans with her mysterious look.

[NEWS] SISTAR named PR Ambassador for ‘2012 K-Pop Cover Dance Festival’

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Girl group SISTAR has been named honorary ambassador for the annual K-pop Cover Dance Festival orchestrated by the tourism organization Visit Korea Committee.

An inauguration ceremony is set to take place on June 25 at the Press Center in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, where the girl group will be sworn in.

SISTAR said that it is very excited to be named honorary ambassador. "To be next in line after KARA, we feel so proud. We'll try our best to promote K-pop overseas," the group said.

The festival draws in more than 700 teams from over 50 nations who first upload music videos to the committee's Web site. Those who pass a first round of competition will compete against other teams in their regions. Finalists will be invited to take part in the festival itself in September in Gyeongju.

Members of SISTAR will also visit the nation with the most applicants to act as judges in the second-round auditions.

By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Wonder Girls’ Yubin responds to Tiger JK’s love call

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Wonder Girls rapper Yubin to Tiger JK's recent love call.

On June 19th, Wonder Girls held an exclusive "Wonder Girls Interview" at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul. During the event, Yubin commented on Tiger JK's request, "I was really happy to hear that he chose me."

She continued, "I've always wanted to do a collaboration with Tiger JK. If a good opportunity presented itself, I would as well like to work with him."

Recently, Tiger JK expressed his interest in working with Yubin saying, "If I work with Yubin, I believe we would be able to do something ground-breaking and sensational."

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Lee Chae Young apologizes for her careless behavior

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 06:05 AM PDT

Actress Lee Chae Young apologized for the criticism she made on a foreign woman and her body.

She posted on her Twitter on the 16th, "I am sorry I disappointed several people with my careless actions. I will look back on what I did and reflect on myself."

She posted this for having criticized a foreign woman about her body weight and size on Twitter earlier that day.

She revealed a picture of a big woman wearing a pink T-shirt and shorts. and Lee Chae Young said, "I was going to have a meal at Denny's where I don't have to drive to get to and there was a ray of frightening pink. The picture makes it look like she's slimmer, for real. Should I not eat and leave?"

She added, "I want to lose 10kg when I return to Korea and thanks for the motivation." Netizen's have been pointing out that she was critical about this woman.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun often listens to Kim Junsu’s solo album

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 05:52 AM PDT

We recently reported that JYJ's Yoochun was in Bali for vacation, but it turns out he was also shooting pictorial for fashion magazine 'Elle'.

Park Yoochun, who took on the role of the crown prince, Lee Gak, in the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince", carried out a photoshoot for the July issue of fashion magazine, "Elle".

Park Yoochun crossed-over to acting through the KBS2TV drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal", and gradually built up his career as an actor with MBC's "Miss Ripley", and "Rooftop Prince".

In response to the question, "Do you feel pressurised when acting?", Park Yoochun expressed, "I took on the production this time with an open mind, and I was actually able to enjoy acting instead. It seems that I can achieve better results this way."

Also, when asked, "What is the album you listen to the most recently?", Park Yoochun showed his affection (for Junsu) when he replied, "I often listen to Junsu's solo album. As a member, I am proud of him."

With regard to the JYJ members' individual activities, Park Yoochun said, "Junsu has been doing outstandingly as he showed off the image of a true artist through the musical and his solo album." He also sent his support to Kim Jaejoong, who is attempting a style of acting different from his previous works.

Park Yoochun's photoshoot was held on the day of his birthday, 4 June. After he was heard saying, "Since our debut, I have not spent my birthday in Korea before," Elle prepared a simple BBQ party. The image of him enjoying his birthday party is casual and easy-going.

Source : BaiduTVXQ + TV Report

[NEWS] Shin Min Ah’s first attempt at historical

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 05:39 AM PDT

Actress Shin Min Ah seems to be full of confidence.

Shin Min Ah who is taking on the role of Arang in the new MBC drama "Arang and the Magistrate" is coming back with a drama for the first time in 2 years.

"Arang and the Magistrate" is based on the motive of the Arang Legend, about a ghost named Arang who's lost her memory and wants to find out the truth about her death, with a bad tempered magistrate named Eun Oh (Lee Joon Ki).

This drama being her first MBC drama and her first historical, Shin Min Ah says, "It is a typical but bold ghost character. It's cynical and reckless as well as stubborn but not detestable."

Shin Min Ah fights with other ghosts to eat all the bits of food on the ground to propitiate ghosts and creates a chasing scene with a death angel too.

Shin Min Ah said, "The scenes are more like body fighting then fancy action. So I tried to focus more on Arang's situations rather than the action scenes."

Meanwhile, "Arang and the Magistrate" is directed by Kim Sangho and written by Jeong Yoon Jeong. The cast includes, Lee Joon Ki, Shin Min Ah, Yeon Woo Jin and Yoo Seungho. To be aired at the end of July after "I Do, I Do".

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” takes over Shanghai

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 05:26 AM PDT

MBC's former Wednesday and Thursday series "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" was honored with an award at the annual Shanghai Television Festival.

"The Moon that Embraces the Sun" was awarded the silver medal in the Foreign TV Category at the 18th Shanghai TV Festival which was held at the Shanghai Culture Square in Shanghai, China on June 15th.

Not only "The Moon that Embraces the Sun" but MBC National Liberation Day Special "The Peak" and documentary "Tears in the Antarctic" made it to the finals in the TV Movies and Documentary category.

The Shanghai TV Festival was established in 1986 and is one of the biggest TV Program Festival looked upon by various media.


[NEWS] Lee Ki Woo gives SISTAR’s Bora a back-hug

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 05:13 AM PDT

Actor Lee Ki Woo met with his ideal girl Bora from SISTAR.

On the June 19th episode of SBS TV program, "Strong Heart", Lee Ki Woo revealed that he opened his eyes to girl groups while he was serving in the military and chose Bora as his favorite.

Lee Ki Woo said, "I would even skip meals to watch her on TV. I want to give SISTAR's Bora a back-hug if I get to meet her."

While sending her a video message, Bora made a surprise entrance into recording studio, in which he couldn't contain his excitement. Lee Ki Woo told Bora, "You're so pretty in real life. I am such a great fan."

He got an autographed CD and hat with a bromide and danced with her, ending with a back hug.

Source: Nate

[PICTURE] Ha Ji Won looks gorgeous for ‘Harper’s BAZAAR’

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Actress Ha Ji Won has transformed into a sexy and gorgeous Mexican in her latest pictorial for the fashion magazine 'Harper's BAZAAR'.

During the pictorial that took place in Los Cabos, Mexico, Ha Ji Won showed a more mature and sophisticated image, donning a long luxurious gown and bold makeup. Despite the hot weather in the country, the actress impressed the crew with her professionalism until the last moment.

In an interview with the magazine, Ha Ji Won talked about the recently-concluded MBC drama series, "The King 2Hearts" as well as her movie "As One".

[NEWS] Busker Busker’s Jang Bum Joon snaps a photo with Kim Gyuri

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 04:46 AM PDT

Busker Busker member Jang Bum Joon took a couple of friendly photos with actress Kim Gyuri.

On June 19th, Kim Gyuri uploaded the photos on her Twitter and wrote, "Busker Busker's charming Jang Bum Joon who I met when I went to 'Lee Hyori's Golden 12' concert."

In the photos, Busker Busker's Jang Bum Joon is standing next to Kim Gyuri and shyly posing for the camera.

Netizens commented, "Envy him so much", "Jang Bumjoon is so cute", "Jang Bum Joon and Kim Gyuri's smiles melt my heart" and more.

[NEWS] Lee Min Ho’s transformation on ‘Faith’

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 04:33 AM PDT

Lee Min Ho's time travel starts with make up.

On June 19th, Lee Min Ho posted on his me2day, "From present to the past~ Past to the present~ This is so confusing" and attached the photos above.

In one photo, Lee Min Ho is transforming into a warrior for his new Monday-Tuesday drama series 'Faith'. He is seen wearing a black hanbok with ruffled hair, giving him a masculine look. In another photo, the actor is wearing a black suit, looking simple yet sophisticated.

Netizens commented, "I want to see Lee Min Ho as Choi Yeong quickly!", "He's so handsome from the side too", "He is the best in visual", "I'm watching it for him" and more.

[VIDEO] TVXQ releases MV making film of “Android”

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 04:18 AM PDT

After releasing the album jacket covers and series of previews, the making-of film for TVXQ's upcoming Japanese single "Android" PV has been unveiled.

"Android" is TVXQ's first dance song in about a year ago to release in Japan since their 32nd single "Superstar." The single will be released on July 11th with three different editions; a CD+DVD edition, CD only edition and a Bigeast (official fanclub) edition.

[NEWS] DSP Media’s new group “PURETTY” captures Japan

Posted: 20 Jun 2012 04:05 AM PDT

DSP Media's latest girl group "PURETTY" is already gaining the attention of Japan.

On June 15th, female quintet PURETTY held its first official stage at the three-day, Japan's largest toy exhibition, 'Tokyo Toy Show 2010'. The group performed "Cheki Love" which is the theme song for their animated TV show, "Pretty Rhythm – Dear My Future". All of the major Japanese sports media reported on the performance.

PURETTY is the second K-pop group to debut under DSP Media this year, after A-JAX. The will make its official debut in Japan on August while its Korean debut date is still being finalized.

Currently, an animated TV series titled "Pretty Rhythm – Dear My Future" which features the girls' story from the beginning of the training period, is being aired in Japan and will also hit the airwaves in Korea soon.