Thursday, July 12, 2012

"[INFO] BTOB’s Hidden Talents!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] BTOB’s Hidden Talents!" plus 24 more

[INFO] BTOB’s Hidden Talents!

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 08:43 AM PDT

BTOB members were asked at an interview.

Interviewer: BTOB was introduced as a Boy Band with Hidden Talents, One of them is the ability to play instruments. Tell us what instruments do you play?

Eunkwang: I'm learning to play the piano and Minhyuk is learning together with me, Changsub plays the drums, Hyunsik plays the guitar, Peniel plays the guitar too, Ilhoon does the DJing and Sungjae is in charge of the bass.

Cr: BTOBUpdates

[INTERVIEW] Daesung's Interview on S Cawaii Magazine!

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 08:31 AM PDT

Q1: What is your role in Big Bang?
DLite:Singer and people also think that I am a mood maker.

Q2:Where does your charm lie?
DLite:I am embarassed to answer this question (laugh).I think should be the 'perfect smiling face' that people say I have.

Q3: Why did you want to be an artist?

DLite:When I was studying in secondary school, a teacher recommended me during a singing contest.I took the championship because of my voice that I take proud of.Then I thought maybe my voice is not bad,then I wanted to be a singer.

Q4:What kinds of changes do you have when comparing your current self and when you just debuted?Which aspects are still the same?

DLite:The change is that there r more and more ppl who listen to the songs of Big bang. The thing that stay the same is we are still having the mindset that'let's play' when we are performing on the stage.

Q5:Can you tell us some secrets that the members dunno?

DLite:I really dun have secrets, I tell my members everything.

Q6: Which member do you think is sexy?
DLite:SOL who is standing on the stage. He dances well and sings well. I think he is perfect. At night, it is VI, his existence is perfect. (laugh)

Q7: What is the fashion item that you have bought recently?

DLite: Rick Owen's jacket. It is made of grey snake skin. An item which expresses the feeling of mimimalism.

Q8: Are you that kind of person who get jealous easily?

DLite:No, I am not. I am a kinda cool person.(laugh).If I have a girlfriend, I will trust her unconditionally.I also like people who trust me.

Q9:Which song of Big Bang will make you excited when listening to it?

DLite: 'Fantastic Baby',especially the part of 'Boom Shaka Laka'.

Q10: Which items are must-bring items for you when you go travelling?

DL:Iphone,Ipad and red ginseng.My dad insists on me bring red ginseng but in fact it is not that delicious so I don't often eat it.(laugh)

Q11:What is your recent favorite film or TV programme?
DL: I have watched 'Moteki'! It is really meaningful. Masami Nagasawa has really done a good job but my period of being well received by people have not come yet.(Moteki means the period of enjoying popularity in Japanese)

Q12: Do you have any words that you will always say?


Q13: Can you tell me what do you think is really funny these days?

DL: Saying 'Taha'!(laugh)If there r ppl that you want to imitate, it is important that we can speak loudly with condifence. The most important thing is you should have confidence.

Q14: How will you make up with your members if you have quarrels?

DL: We do not quarrel…I think if we quarrel, we will get along well again after 20 minutes.

Q15: What do you like best in Japanese meals?
DL:Nado, it is not only yummy when eating with sources but it is also good for health. It is good in every aspect (laugh) I also like the Konjac in the Guandong boils of the convenience stores.
Q16: When do you think you are still a kid?
DL:When I went to the haunted house during the filmming of a Japanese TV program. I was really scared,I thought I was stilla kid.(laugh)

Q17: What do you want a girl to wear in a summer date?

DL: Regarding this, comparing with the stype that I have been talking, I like a style which really suits her.

Q18: What will you do if you like a person?

DL:I will do nothing and only look at her.(laugh) I will wait for the chance to come since I am that kind of person who dun have much confidence.

Q19: Summer has come, what excite you most?

DL:Sea!Because I cannot swim so I can only use a life buoy and float on the water.

Q20: What do you want to become after 10 years?
DL: I want to become a 33-year-old!(laugh)I still want to work hard on my work at that time and I hope that I can get married and be a gentle father.

Source: via godlovesrice@tumblr

[NEWS] Park Taehwan’s Ideal Type, Sandara Park, Leaves Him A “Fighting” Message, “Listening To 2NE1 With Your Headphones Will Cheer You On!”

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 08:12 AM PDT

"Listen to our music with your headphones to gain strength!"

The Men's Swimming Event for 200m, 400m, and 1500m, would be held on the 28th for the Summer Olympics in London. One of the competitors aiming for the gold medal is Korea's "Marine Boy" Park Taehwan. His ideal type, Sandara Park sent him a "fighting" message for his event.

In the midst of releasing their new song, 2NE1′s "I Love You," which is a big hit, Sports Seoul was able to interview Sandara Park, where she gave a message of encouragement to Park Taehwan.

Sandara Park said, "Park Taehwan is an amazing athelete, and I believe that he will continue doing well." Park Taehwan is the first Korean athelete to win an Olympic Gold Medal in swimming, having won the 2008 Beijing Olympic men's 400m swimming event. He is also well known for the fact that he listens to music through his headphone to relax, right before going up for a match. Sandara Park added, "I wish that you would listen to 2NE1′s music through your headphones before your event, and I hope that our music would cheer you on and give you strength," she said.

On December 2010, these two celebrities appeared in KBS2 "Win Win – Park Taehwan Guesting," where they formed a connection. At that time, Park Taehwan revealed that Sandara Park was his ideal type. The latter then appeared as a surprise guest for the swimmer, creating a warm atmosphere.

Source: Sports Seoul Via Naver
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[NEWS] Gaon Chart releases rankings for July 1-7

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 07:57 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 July 1 - July 7, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR : "Loving U"

2. 2NE1 : "I Love You"

3. T-ara : "Day By Day"

4. Busker Busker : "If You Really Love Me"

5. Super Junior : "Sexy, Free & Single"

6. Huh Gak : "One Person"

7. 8eight's Lee Hyun : "My Heart Hurts"

8. Busker Busker : "It's Hard to Face You"

9. Sagging Snail : "Room Nallari"

10. Verbal Jint : "Pretty Enough"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Super Junior : "Sexy, Free & Single" [6th Album]

2. Younha : "Supersonic" [4th Album]

3. Baek Chung Kang : "All Night" [EP]

4. Boowhal : "Purple Wave" [13th Album]

5. T-ara : "Day By Day" [6th Mini Album]

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

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

8. Big Bang : "STILL ALIVE SPECIAL EDITION" [Special Album]

9. Jo Kwon : "I'm Da One" [1st Album]

10. SISTAR : "Loving U" [Special Album]

[NEWS] Lee Jun Ki tops Oricon DVD Chart

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 07:42 AM PDT

Hallyu actor Lee Jun Ki's DVD of his Japanese fan meet has landed at No. 1 on the Oricon chart.

The DVD entitled "Coming Back", which was released on July 7th, topped both the General DVD as well as the music DVD charts. The DVD contains the footage from Lee Jun Ki's fan meeting held in March, which was held to commemorate his military discharge.

The fan meetings made stops in the Japanese cities of Nagoya, Yokohama and Osaka with more than 18,000 fans attending. During the tour, Lee said that it was "a dream come true" to be reunited with his devoted followers. Since being discharged in February, Lee has catapulted back into fame, especially in Japan. His single made it onto Oricon's weekly top 10 chart in April.

Lee is currently busy filming the MBC drama "Arang and the Magistrate," which will begin airing in the middle of the month. Ahead of filming, Lee said that he was psyched about the new show starring himself and Shin Min Ah.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] N-Train is back with “I’ll Forget You” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 07:27 AM PDT

After having debuted with their ballad "One Last Cry" last year, N-Train returns to showcase yet another side of themselves with their new upbeat track, "I'll Forget You".

Taking a huge step in terms of music genre, the five guys of N-Train, Sangwoo, Seunghyun, Jungkyun, SOUL J and Yujin, showcased their upgraded and more polished image and music capabilities.

Check out their comeback performance on 'M! Countdown'!

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls release PV for Japanese “Nobody”

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 07:15 AM PDT

Currently receiving much attention with latest track "Like Money" featuring Akon, the Wonder Girls is also set to make its official Japanese debut this summer. After the girls released their concept photos and a preview, the full PV for Japanese "Nobody" has been unveiled.

Wonder Girls will release a Japanese version of "Nobody", the title track of their Japanese debut album "Nobody For Everybody" which will be released on July 25th.

[AUDIO] Upcoming group EvoL releases first audio teaser

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 07:12 AM PDT

Brand New Stardom, the home to hip hop group Block B, will be debuting a female hip hop group called EvoL. Ahead of the debut, the agency released EvoL's first audio teaser for the track, "Magnet".

Check out the track below!

[NEWS] Park Shin Hye dives 5m below for “Don’t Worry, I’m a Ghost”

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 06:57 AM PDT

As a dedicated actress, Park Shin Hye dove into the water without stunt double for her KBS's drama special, "Don't Worry, I'm a Ghost".

The still cuts released earlier shows the scene where Park Shin Hye falls into the water and as high level as it was, every crew was extra careful throughout the shoot. The actress dove 5m into the water without a stunt double, which received a standing ovation from the staff.

"Don't Worry, I'm a Ghost" is about a man who wakes up in the hospital one day with no memory and a lovely ghost who appears in front of him. Park Shin Hye is the ghost Yeon Hwa and will act along with Moon Gi (played by Bong Tae Gyu).

Meanwhile, "Don't Worry, I'm a Ghost" will premiere this Sunday, July 15, at 11:45PM KST.

Source: TV Daily

[NEWS] Nam Gyuri to return in new KBS show

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 06:42 AM PDT

Singer-turned-actress Nam Gyuri will return to television in the KBS special "Butcher Barber."

Nam Gyuri will star alongside Park Sung Woong in the drama about a woman who tries to flee a loan shark by going into hiding at the house of an assassin posing as a barber. The actress will play the female lead, Mija, while Park will play the barber in the special feature to be broadcast on July 22.

"The atmosphere on the set is so much fun," Nam Gyuri said. "I'm taking in every little detail about the character in order to play the role of Mjia to perfection."

Other actors in the drama include Cho Dal Hwan, Choi Seung Kyung and Lee Chul Min.

As soon as filming for the one-day program ends, the 27-year-old star will start shooting for the full-length drama "Haeundae Lovers," which will debut on August 13 on KBS.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] SECRET to debut in China

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 06:27 AM PDT

Girl group SECRET will officially be debuting in China.

In the coming days, SECRET will soon depart to China to film the music video for the Chinese version of their last year's hit song, "Starlight Moonlight". There are a lot of K-Pop artists popular in China, however making a Chinese version for their debut is very impressive.

Their Chinese promotions will run simultaneously with the release of their second Japanese album this summer. SECRET plans on releasing the Japanese version of "Love is Move" next month.

According to TS Entertainment, "SECRET will be focused on making ground in Japan and China this summer. The group will probably be back in Korea later this year."

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk on vacation is a sensation in Paris

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 06:12 AM PDT

Hallyu entertainer Jang Geun Suk can add France to his ever-growing list of countries conquered.

When Jang Geun Suk touched down at Charles de Gaulle on July 9, despite the fact that the 24-year-old was there for pleasure; fans flocked to the airport to greet the star. With signs that read "I Love You" and "Jang Geun Suk" in Korean, Jang's European followers treated the Korean entertainer to a fanfare.

Ahead of his visit to the City of Light, Jang had expressed his desire to tour Europe as a singer. "I don't like complacency; I want to keep striving and get out of my comfort zone. At the end of this year I'd love to perform across clubs in Europe," Jang said.

The Hallyu entertainer has a dance music album on his list of credentials: His album "Lounge H: The First Impression" comprising of 10 songs was a collaboration with his musical partner Big Brother.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] 2AM’s Jo Kwon thinks JYP favors female singers

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 05:57 AM PDT

2AM's Jo Kwon recently revealed that Park Jin Young treats male singers differently.

In the episode of KBS 2's 'Happy Together 3' which will air on July 12, Jo Kwon makes an appearance and revealed a grudge against Park Jin Young.

Jo Kwon dropped his first jab saying, "Park Jin Young only likes female singers." He continued, "When the male singers go into a recording session, he looks very irritated. But he looks different when he's around female singers."

According to Jo Kwon, Park Jin Young shows a rather annoyed facial expression when male singers were recording. But when Wonder Girls' Yenny walked in the studio, his face lightened up and greeted her while laughing.

Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Girls' Generation is the first celebrity to have 1 million friends on Kakao Talk

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 05:42 AM PDT

Top girl group Girls' Generation has set yet another record, breaking the 1 million mark on the social networking service, KakaoTalk's Plus Friend.

'Girls' Generation Plus Friend' was launched on December 28th in 150 countries including Korea, China, United States, United Kingdom, etc. and it exceeded 1 million users as of July 7th. The group becomes the first celebrity to reach over one million friends.

'Girls' Generation Plus Friend' allows users to communicate with Girls' Generation more closely and allows them to receive the most updated information about the girls.

[NEWS] Yang Hyun Suk challenges JYP: SuPearls vs. Park Ji Min

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 05:28 AM PDT

In the July 11 episode of SBS 'One Night of TV Entertainment', the three judges of 'K-Pop Star' Yang Hyun Suk, Park Jin Young and BoA were featured as guests and discussed their future expectations.

From the first season of 'K-Pop Star', top finalists Park Ji Min as well as Baek Ah Yeon and Park Jae Hyung had signed with JYP Entertainment, while SuPearls consisting of Lee Hayi, Lee Michelle, Lee Seung Joo and Lee Jung Mi signed with YG Entertainment.

Regarding with their new recruits, Park Jin Young revealed, "They are adjusting better than expected and are training hard with excitement for their debut."

Yang Hyun Suk then brought up a friendly rivalry saying, "I know SuPearls and Park Ji Min will be debuting around the same time. We will work hard to see who comes out on top", setting up a challenge with fellow judge Park Jin Young.

To this, BoA broke up the ice by commenting, "Since my comeback will happen first, let's make sure I do well first", which caused everyone to laugh.

[PICTURE] 4minute’s individual photos for ‘Travel Maker’ released

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 05:12 AM PDT

As reported earlier, 4minute will be launching its own reality series 'Travel Maker' through cable channel QTV. After releasing the video teaser yesterday, the individual photos of the members have been unveiled.

'Travel Maker' is a reality program, in which 4minute members go on a trip and show their everyday lives. It will not only be limited to domestic travels but international ones as well. Fans will be able to see their everyday lives piece by piece on the reality show.

[NEWS] Choi Daniel to replace Kim Moo Yul

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 04:57 AM PDT

Actor Choi Daniel has replaced Kim Moo Yul, who has been asked to leave his role due to controversy, for the lead role in the movie "AM11:00."

The announcement came on July 10, just hours ahead of the film's good luck celebrations attended by cast and crew.

"Filming was to begin in less than a week; Kim Moo Yul's dismissal was therefore a big deal as they needed someone to replace him as quickly as possible," said a spokesperson from the movie.

Apparently, the movie people had a lot of convincing to do before Choi decided to get on board the project. Choi's ties to the director Kim Hyun-seok are thought to be a crucial factor in the actor sealing the deal.

The two worked together on Cyrano Agency back in 2010 -- the film was a stepping stone into the spotlight for Choi.

AM11:00 is a sci-fi thriller about a situation that unfolds in the lives of researchers when a time machine malfunctions.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy keeps long hair for the sake of her “first love” image

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 04:42 AM PDT

miss A member Suzy revealed her thoughts about her "first love" image.

The July 11th broadcast of SBS 'Midnight TV Entertainment' featured singer-actress Suzy, who was filming a new CF. When asked about her popularity, Suzy replied, "Before, I was well-liked among the younger generation, but these days, adults are recognizing me as well."

Suzy built up her image as the nation's first love icon during her role in the movie, "Introduction to Architecture", where she exuded a very modest image as Lee Jae Hoon's first love and Han Ga In's younger counterpart.

To the question about the "first love" image, Suzy shared, "It's true that I don't cut my hair to maintain my 'first love' image and I won't act weak when I'm actually strong." She added, "Recently I've been thinking about pretending to be weak", and laugh as she made the comment.

[VIDEO] 2NE1 releases making of “I Love You” MV

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 04:13 AM PDT

After impressing fans with their comeback music video as well as their dance practice video, 2NE1 is back with another treat for the Blackjacks, releasing the making-of video for latest title track, "I Love You"!

[VIDEO] Making-of video for GLAM’s “Party (XXO)” released

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 04:12 AM PDT

After releasing their first music video teaser earlier today, upcoming girl group GLAM has unveiled the making-of video for title track "Party (XXO)" MV.

The 1-minute clip shows the behind the scene footage of GLAM members while enjoying the shooting for their upcoming music video.

[NEWS] Comedian Park Myung Soo to release comeback digital single

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 03:57 AM PDT

Popular comedian Park Myung Soo will be making his comeback as a singer in September, with the release of a new digital single.

Park Myung Soo's representative revealed on July 11th to the press that the comedian is currently busy working on the track with another star, a star sure to surprise the public.

Park Myung Soo has already released several humorous hit songs in the past, such as "Prince Of The Sea", "From One Fool To Another", "Naengmyun" (featuring Girls' Generation's Jessica) and "Cheated".

Source: KBS World

[NEWS] Clover’s Gilme involved in minor car accident

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 03:42 AM PDT

Clover's female vocalist Gilme has been involved in a car crash. While riding as a passenger in a car headed toward Hannam Bridge, Gilme's car collided with the car in front.
According to the police, the singer's driver was tailgating the car and speeding, which led to the accident.

Meanwhile, Gilme's representative has said that the star was not harmed.
"The front bumper of the car has been damaged but it's not a major accident. Gilme's been to the hospital and she's fine, but she will take the rest of the today off to recuperate," said the star's spokesperson before adding that she will resume her activities tomorrow.

The 29-year-old was also quick to respond to worried fans on Twitter by posting, "Thanks for your concerns … I wasn't hurt much and I will be fine to carry on with my comeback."
On July 13, Gilme will release her solo, "Me First."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Wooyoung makes solo debut with “Sexy Lady” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 03:27 AM PDT

After presenting his first stage through his recent solo showcase, 2PM's Wooyoung is now taking over music programs with his first solo debut performance on this week's episode of Mnet's 'M! Countdown'.

Officially kickstarting his promotions as a solo artist, not of a member of 2PM, Wooyoung showed off his dandy transformation with his title track, "Sexy Lady". He showcased a more edgier look, donning platinum blonde hair and stylish sleek outfits, and captured the whole stage with his overflowing charisma.

Check out his performance below!

120712 Super Junior wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 03:28 AM PDT

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

For this week's episode, Brave Entertainment's new group Big Star kicked off its debut with "Hot Boy" while 2PM's Wooyoung also kickstarted his solo promotions with "Sexy Lady". Today's show also features several comebacks including NU'EST, N-Train, A-JAX, Lena Park and Boom.

Other great performances from artists including Super Junior, Rhythm Power, After School, f(x), ZE:A, SISTAR, Boyfriend, M.I.B, Gang Kiz and Juniel.

And for the highlight of the show, Super Junior claimed their first win on this week's 'M! Countdown' with their latest track "Sexy, Free & Single".

Congratulations Super Junior!

Next Week: B.A.P (Comeback)

Check out the performances below!

Super Junior

After School






Gang Kiz



Rhythm Power


Watch today's debut and comeback performances below!

A-JAX - "Hot Game"
NU'EST - "Action"
Boom - "Let Me Play"
Big Star - "Hot Boy"
Wooyoung - "2NITE" + "Sexy Lady"

[VIDEO] Big Star debuts with “Hot Boy” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 03:07 AM PDT

Brave Entertainment's new boy group, Big Star has finally unleashed their debut single, 'Big Start' and are continuing promotions with their first ever live stage for title track "Hot Boy" on Mnet's 'M! Countdown'!

Produced by the hitmaker Brave Brothers, Big Star is comprised by members FeelDog, BaRam, RaeHwan, SungHak and Jude. The group delivered an outstanding debut stage that proudly showcased their charismatic dancing skills.