Saturday, July 7, 2012

"[NEWS] EXO-K "Being a singer was my dream ever since I was young... I want to travel the world promoting EXO"!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] EXO-K "Being a singer was my dream ever since I was young... I want to travel the world promoting EXO"!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] EXO-K "Being a singer was my dream ever since I was young... I want to travel the world promoting EXO"!

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 08:29 AM PDT

[VIDEO] Wooyoung released Sexy Lady MV!

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 08:14 AM PDT

Check out the full MV of Wooyoung's solo debut song titled Sexy Lady.

Like his debut song?

[NEWS] Han Sang Jin reveals Jackal is Coming filming set “with hallyu star Kim Jaejoong”

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Actor Han Sang Jin released a photograph of Jackal is Coming movie filming set.

On Jul. 3, he uploaded a photograph titled, "Jackal is Coming" on his online fansite, DCinside Han Sang Jin Gallery.

Along with the photograph, he wrote, "These days, I'm enjoying filming ^^ Dal Soo hyung, me, director Bae Hyung Joon, hallyu star Kim Jaejoong." The photograph showed the actors and the director gathering around a table to monitor their filming. The actors seemed to be concentrating on monitoring and were unaware that the photograph was taken. In particular, Kim Jaejoong's radiant look in the dark attracted attention.

Netizens who have seen the photograph responded with, "I'm anticipating the movie", "I want to watch it quickly" and "Kim Jaejoong's radiant milky skin."

Meanwhile, the movie is about a mysterious woman who kidnaps a male singer (Kim Jaejoong) and uses various means to kill him. She becomes embroiled with the police and causes incidents to occur. FBI team leader (Han Sang Jin) and squad chief (Oh Dal Soo) are hot on Jackal's heels. The actors are in the midst of filming and the movie will be released in the second half of this year.

Source: Nate
Translated by: Shermin of JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3

[INTERVIEW] ELLE July Edition – Together With Park Yoochun… What Happened In Bali‏

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Upon reaching Bali's airport after midnight, he was told that waiting has to be done at the airport for almost a day and his expression immediately changed into excitement. The lethargic eyes immediately gained spirit. "What shall we do?" From the several hours after that, till the day of returning, Park Yoochun had a mandatory daily activity. And that was to swim freely like a seal in the wide swimming pool of the pool villa. Perhaps it is his own interest that he prefer the sea than the mountain, swimming than walking. "I really like the sea. Just by looking at the endless horizon, it is able to change my frame of mind. Though I do like activities eg. banana boat and wakeboarding at the river too, it's incomparable to fishing and water sports (in the sea)." Whenever he was swimming, the speakers will be used. But most of the time he will plugged in his earphones and listened to music. This made others wonder if he is unable to stand any void spaces of no rhythm?

"It's simply because I like music. Since young, music has a precious existence to me. It is the same till now." In that case, what is the 'hot track' that has been playing on your handphone? "I'm not lying here but I have been listening to Junsu's album everyday recently. It is really cool. It made me proud as a JYJ member that it is an album of high quality." To the album released by a fellow group member, he supported it like a young girl. Not long ago, he was infatuated with acoustic music. During the filming of the drama, it was that genre that maintained his sensibility.

Although he owned a lot of things, that unknowingly emptiness continued throughout the man's healing trip. Just like the theme for this pictorial, and in actuality is the same for anyone else in human interactions, his emptiness and loneliness emerged at different times from others. "Emptiness, loneliness, and thankfulness etc, all these perplexed feelings seems to be existing at the same time. Of course there would be times where I felt lonlier than others. It's not that there's no ways to ovecome it but it's not a time to be alone. Because there are family or colleagues. Recently I felt that the sensibility at those times could be useful for my actor career. The sensibility moment can be good for music making too."

Gaining experiences with 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal', 'Miss Ripley' and 'Rooftop Prince', Park Yoochun made people wonder if he is born with the ability to arouse topic discussions. Everytime he would be the center attraction of interesting stories. His way of treating acting with familiarity and exquisity made his name known to different generations. "I felt happy due to 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal"s good reviews and responses but felt the burden at the same time. It was also the reason behind the burdening and troubles during the filming of 'Miss Ripley'. For 'Rooftop Prince', I cleared my heart and went filming with a clear mind. Thinking, rather with a determination to surpass the previous works, why don't I display the character naturally, 'please accept my presentation'." Comparing when feelings are emptied or in struggling times, experienced ones would say that extraordinary results are usually for those who acted naturally. "I think that collaborating well (in real life) with fellow actors is the same theoretically. In this drama, I am very thankful to Han Ji Min. Even it's just a one-liner, she would listen well to her partner, me and helped me to act with my correct feelings. Overall, the ambience within the cast and crew was very good. I really became closer with Woo Shik, Suk Won hyung and Min Ho."

Coincidentally with ELLE's schedule, this man welcomed his 'once in a year' day. In this world, there are people who felt that they have to spend their birthday memorable and there are those who felt that it is okay to spend it quietly. Park Yoochun who ever said that, "Since 1999, I have never spent my birthday in Korea once.", belonged to the latter. "Birthday is not exactly that meaningful. It's just a day in a year." No matter how cool that person is, on that event-less day, just a simple preparation of wine would be able to settle that depressing feel. Though he misses his mum's cooking a lot, the crew was thankfully able to find a Korean restaurant infused with local delicacy. (At Bali, his favourite dish is a soya sauce with shredded chillies.) As long as you are with a good company, the taste of the dishes does not really matter.

Spending a total of 6 days 4 nights at Bali with him, he looks the same as the first time we have met. Though I do not have the power to test his heart's warmth at first meeting, I would want to send him a supporting message that he used to give to himself. "You did well. Hope you will become a responsible person always."

credit: sally_2002
trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun

[NEWS] ‘Dr.Jin’ Kim Jaejoong reveals the difficulty in emotional acting – “Must show the sadness while smiling”

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 07:00 AM PDT

On the 5th, Kim Jaejoong revealed the secret of his emotional acting at the Dr.Jin press conference.

Kim Jaejoong disclosed the difficulties he had at the beginning of filming, "At the beginning of filming, the director told me to 'show the sadness while trying to smile'."

He shared his own know-how to overcome that difficulty, "I always keep in mind what the director said: 'Try to vitalize your moist eyes in the future'."

Kim Jaejoong plays Kim Kyungtak in Dr.Jin. He's still a rookie actor but did wonders in expressing the anger and the sadness of his character and earns favorable reviews from the viewers.

He said, "Since the script-writer has built the character well, I think I can focus on it although I still lack many things. The viewers also show their understanding. I'm really thankful to the script-writer and the director."

[Other parts omitted]

Credit: asiatoday
Translated By: The_little_pear of JYJ3
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[NEWS] Park Sung Kwang celebrity illness, “Singers who I’m close with are JYJ, Super Junior and Shinhwa”… Idol killer?

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 06:21 AM PDT

Park Sung Kwang has caught the celebrity illness.

On Jul. 5, he appeared on KBS2's Happy Together together with other guests Shin Bora, Jung Tae Ho, Moon Jung Hee and Kim Dong Wan.

Gagmen Kim Junho revealed the truth that Park Sung Kwang has caught the celebrity illness. Kim said, "Park Sung Kwang is not close to gagmen. He is spends his time with singers and actors." Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan also said, "Park Sung Kwang is close to the Shinhwa members."

Park said, "I also have friends in a [soccer] club. Junsu, Kikwangie, Doojoonie." He went on to talk about JYJ's Junsu and B2ST's Kikwang and Doojoon.

Jung Bum Kyun said, "Once, I was watching Park Sung Kwang play soccer in the same team as JYJ's Kim Junsu. Park Sung Kwang shouted, 'Nice shot!' when Junsu kicked the ball. However, it was clear that the ball wasn't flying towards the goal post." The people on set bursted into laughter.

When the MC asked who is he closest to, Park Sung Kwang said, "Super Junior's Siwon", astonishing the surrounding people. His spirits uplifted as he received warm response. "Yoochunie (JYJ's Yoochun), for actors, I am close to Tae Woongie hyung (Uhm Tae Woong) and Min Sik hyung (Choi Min Sik)", he listed, causing explosive laughter in the studio.


Source: Chosun via Nate + BNT News via Nate
Translated by: Shermin of JYJ3

[INTERVIEW] Junsu: Interview at Shanghai Press Conference

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 06:00 AM PDT

—– 1. Introduction? —–

First of all, this album is my first solo album so that I was able to make it much more reflect my thoughts. And, I've produced overall parts of this album.

Most of all, the concept of this album is 'Unequalled.' I hoped to highlight uniqueness and specificity so that I made it become music when a song, fashion, make-up and etc get together.

With unprecedentedly costly mv, equipments and sets, best choreographer Jeri Slaughter, and sophisticated dance,

it was possible for me to make the mv have atmosphere of fantasy.

—– 2.The impression of Shanghai? —–

Very big, tall, and broad..its buildings are really beautiful…

and, especially, whenever I visit Shanghai, I come to think that its night view is really beautiful.

I hope to see night scene of Shanghai at my hotel room tonight.

—– 3. The next plan or schedule? —–

The concerts will be continuing for long time. I've yet determined…

but it seems that the concerts will be continued. So, I hope I can successfully complete the tour.

And next, there are many options and I haven't decided could be the musical, an album, the TV activities, or something else.

—– 4. Which song do you like most? —–

Umm…I've received such a question for several times. Frankly, I've made almost all of the songs in the album so that, for me, the songs feel like my children. Thus, it's difficult to choose just one song. And, which song I like most is depending on my mood on the very day. Well, if I have to choose only one, I'd like to pick up Tarantallegra because I think it is most suitable for the concept of 'Unequalled.'

Credit: ieasy TV
Translated by: Chocolat of XiahPress
Shared By: JYJ3

[NEWS] JYJ Kim Junsu taking selca in bathrobe at the hotel, ‘All-kill visual’

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Kim Junsu of group JYJ reveal his selca in bathrobe.

On July 6th, Kim Junsu tweeted a photo with the comment "After returning to the hotel, here's a shot before washing up.^^ Good night~☆"

The photo shows the place looking like a bathroom and Kim Junsu in bathrobe is staring at the camera. Red hair, natural smoky make-up, black earrings, all brings of the atmosphere of an intense guy.

Seeing the photo, netizens commented, "Charming young man with all-kill visual." "Red hair also suits him well." "How can a man be sexy like this?"

On the other hand, '2012 JYJ Membership Week' was held from June 28th to July 1st. It's a large-scale fan exposition for all JYJ's fans in the world.

Source: OSEN via Nate
Translated by: The_little_pear of JYJ3
Shared by: JYJ3

[NEWS] EXO appears as a complete group for the first time in China on Happy Camp!

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 05:04 AM PDT

EXO-M came to Changsha to record before on April 25th. Following their first variety show appearance in China, a lot of fans hoped that they would be able to see EXO-M and EXO-K's joint stage in China. This month marks the 15th Anniversary of Happy Camp, and the staff team was finally able to fulfil the fans' wishes, inviting both groups to celebrate the 15th birthday of the show together. On the 2nd of July, all twelve members of EXO appeared on stage for rehearsals. After finishing their rehearsals, EXO were very professional and courteous, giving a 90-degree bow to thank the host He Jiong and the rest of the staff on duty.

Source: China News
Translator: minniemin_ @ CXO
Editor: NovemberSnow @ CXO

[PICTURE] Girl's Day Sojin, "Come back Mr. Sun!"

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 05:00 AM PDT

Girl's Day member Sojin expresses her lament over rainy season.

우이잉 어젠 번개가 밤새 번쩍번쩍ㅠㅜ 소나기도 비도좋은데 장마랑 회색빛은 싫어요ㅜ 돌아와요 햇님'ㅡ' !!!

Translation: Ooing, the lightning was flashing all night long yesterday.ㅠㅜ I like rain and I like shower, but I hate rainy season and gray color.ㅜ Come back Mr. Sun'ㅡ' !!!


저저저.. 정..말요? … RT @DC_TN: @Girls_Day_Sojin 텔레토비 친구들이 아직도 자고있어서 햇님이 안나오는거래요..

Translation: Re re re.. … RT @.DC_TN: @.Girls_Day_Sojin It's because the Teletubbies are still sleeping so Mr. Sun does not come up..

그러게요^^ 잘기다려드려야지^•^!! RT @Arenalvf: @Girls_Day_Sojin 햇님이 가끔 쉬어야지 농작물이 자라서 햇님께서 자비를 베풀어주시는 중이니까아 – 조금만 기다려주세요옹 ♥♥

Translation: Yep^^ I'll wait patiently.^•^!! RT @.Arenalvf: @.Girls_Day_Sojin Mr. Sun needs to rest once in a while since Mr. Sun is having mercy on the plants, making them grow – Wait a bit longer please.♥♥

source; Sojin's twitter
Translated by Senavix

[PICTURE] IU is carrying the "Jeon Hyeonmu" Bag?

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:20 AM PDT

 IU unveiled some new photo on her Twitter earlier today.

She said that she received the bag above from announcer Jeon Hyeomu as a present and she is taking it with her to Busan.

Check out the photo below,Jeon Hyeomu's face is printed on the badge attached to the bag,such a nice bag,agree?

[INFO] “PlayGirlz Japan” FAN MEETING 2012 -AFTERSCHOOL Japan Debut 1st Anniversary

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 04:00 AM PDT

Date: 19th August 2012

Venue: New Pier Hall Takeshiba Tokyo

Time: 1st Session: Doors open 14.00 / Starts 14.30, 2nd Session:Doors open 18.00 / Starts 18.30

Ticket Price: ¥5,500 (for PlayGirlz Japan members), ¥6,500 (for non-members), Tickets go on sale on 14th July (midnight) – 18th July (23.59)

There will be talk & game segments as well as a mini live showcase.

via fyafterschool

[NEWS] Jang Geun Seuk is taking good care of his skin

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:45 AM PDT

Asia's Prince must take care of himself and Jang Geun Seuk makes sure that his facial skin is well taken cared of too. On the 7th of July he shared a photo of him staring straight at the camera with his face covered with white facial mask.

On the photo his big bright eyes are piercing and captivating. Netizens commented, "He is really working hard, its nice for him to take care of his skin too", "His photo surprised me", "He is so cute". Meanwhile, Jang Geun Seuk is currently busy with his Asia tour.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

[NEWS] JYJ's Kim Junsu shares a selca with him wearing a bathrobe

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:25 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu shares a photo of him wearing a bathrobe. On the 6th of July, he updated his twitter account and shared, "Just arrived in the hotel and will wash up. Goodnight" and shared a selca. On his selca you can see him with striking red hair and it looks like he is in the bathroom and is about to wash up and prepare to sleep.

He shows off his sexy charisma with just a simple bathrobe showing off his chest. His earing's and black eyeliner just finishes off his masculine and charismatic look in his photo. Netizens commented, "Red hair suits him well", "Thats a visual all kill", "He's so sexy".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

[NEWS] Park Seung Kwang’s Celebrities-Illness, Self-Revealed Close Relationship With Yoochun and Siwon‏

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:00 AM PDT

On the 5th, KBS2TV 'Happy Together 3′ broadcasted the episode with actress Moon Jung Hee, singer Kim Dongwan, comedians Shin Bora, Park Seung Kwang, Jung Tae Ho etc.

On this day, Kim Junho revealed, "Park Seung Kwang's celebrities-illness is worse than Jang Dong Man. He is not close with comedians and only close with singers and actors." Shinhwa member Kim Dongwan also said, "Junjin, Minwoo and I are indeed very close with Park Seung Kwang."

To this, Yoo Jae Suk asked, "Who are you close with in the singing industry?" Park Seung Kwang proudly answered, "Siwon (Super Junior Choi Siwon), Yoochun (JYJ Park Yoochun) and BEAST Lee Kikwang. As for actors, my relationship with (Uhm) Tae Woong hyung and (Choi) Min Shik hyung are very good."

Jung Bum Kyun said, "Park Seung Kwang is in a football team with many idol members. Even if Kim Junsu's shoot hit the goal post, he would have said 'Nice shot!'"

To this, Park Seung Kwang said, "Of course I would tell him, 'Nice shot!'. Though he is a dongsaeng 6 years younger than me, I would sometimes speak in honorific to him.", arousing laughters around him.

source: mydaily+chinayes
trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun

[NEWS] 2ne1's Dara cant help but feel uncertain on her first hair buzz

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 03:00 AM PDT

Today, 2ne1's music video "I love you" was revealed and on the same day, Dara also updated her me2day and shared a photo of her when she first met the hairdresser to get her hair shaved off in one part, she said:

Buzz Cut Dara Breaking News!!! To those restless Lackjacks you guys can relax for now and wait for 2:01PM~! He he he bonus! This picture.. is when Dara first encountered the hairdresser and having a mental breakdown as she was getting her hair shaved..!! Ziiiiing~ It feels kinda strange.. do you guys think it suits me..? Does it?!? +.+

Source: Dara's me2DAY
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[NEWS] Girls’ Generation Selected as Model for Casio ‘Baby G’ Wrist Watches

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:45 AM PDT

Electronics maker Casio has appointed Korea's female idol group, Girls' Generation, as the image character for the wrist watch, "Baby G", in the Asia market for a limited time. There are also plans to sell a limited Girls' Generation model before the year ends. By appointing Asia's top idol group, the aim is to boost up the value of the brand.
Girls' Generation will be the image character in eleven Asian countries, including China, Korea, Indonesia, and many others. However, this excludes Japan. The plan is to have a 50% increase in sales for 2013 compared with 2011.
The promotion plans to advertise on the website, store fronts, newspapers, and magazines. The length of contract is planned for one year, starting in mid July.
Source: SankeiBiz
Translated by: arghninja@soshified
Edited by: MoonSoshi9@soshified

[NEWS] ‘PAPARAZZI’ Ranks First on Oricon and Tower Records ‘Daily Singles’ Charts

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:30 AM PDT

In a recent report from Tower Records, it was revealed that in the first week of release, Girls' Generation's "PAPARAZZI" demonstrated a strong presence and was ranked first on the Tower Records "Daily Singles" chart for the entire duration of June 25th to July 1st.

On June 30th and July 2nd, "PAPARAZZI" successfully managed to rank first on Oricon's "Daily Singles" chart, showing an improvement after it originally settled at the second spot on June 27th.

Additionally, "PAPARAZZI" was ranked second on Oricon's "Weekly Singles" chart for its first week of June 25th to July 1st. "PAPARAZZI"'s approximate sales of 92,000 units exceeded the sales of "Genie" and "Gee" on their first week, which were 45,000 units and 66,000 units respectively, displaying Girls' Generation's ever-increasing popularity in Japan.

Written by: Best Served Soup@soshified
Edited by: MoonSoshi9@soshified
Contributors: SeraphKY@soshified, arghninja@soshified

[NEWS] 2ne1's World Tour Concert stage to be a catwalk?

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:10 AM PDT

It looks like it. Recently, Dara updated her me2day account and shared a photo along with a post that shared:

[Concert Ticket Open D-2] On the concert stage, a luxurious~ fashion show? So many spectacles, and fun things at the 2012 2NE1 Global Tour New Evolution Con! If you're a trend setter, you definitely don't want to miss the 2NE1 MUST SEE FASHION SHOW BY Jeremy Scott! Gasp, this is kinda like catching two Ssantoki's*?!

* - t/n this is a play on a korean phrase where you catch 2 rabbits (instead of 1) kinda similar to two birds with one stone in english. dara edited as a pun on her own name ha ha ha isn't she funny

Could this be a clue or a hint to what their first concert stage for their world tour will be?

Source: Dara's me2DAY
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[NEWS] Maypole to Recruit Models to Film Advertisements with SHINee

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 02:00 AM PDT

The casual brand, Maypole, will be recruiting an advertising model (until July 15th) to shoot with SHINee.
Any women over 20 and under 25 will be able to join after receiving the application on the homepage ( Then, it will be submitted through this specified e-mail (

The selected model will be given the exclusive opportunity to serve as a model with SHINee in the Maypole Autumn and Winter 2012 photo shoot.

Source: FNN
Translations: LittleMinnie. @

[NEWS] Hyoyeon Talks About Happiness, Outfits, and Her Members in Interview for ‘Dancing with the Stars II’

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:50 AM PDT

While doing performances overseas, completing schedules in Korea, and practicing all at the same time, Hyoyeon only gets three to four hours of sleep. Even though she has a tight schedule, Hyoyeon said, "I'm happiest right now."
"As soon as I started this program, I began to enjoy doing dance sports. Even though I have lots of schedules, I'll go to the practice room whenever I have time, even late at night or at dawn. Even though my partner (Kim Hyungsuk) gets tired (laugh), if we don't practice, we feel a lot of anxiety."
This week, the contestants in the competition will show a mixture of the jive and the quickstep. Hyoyeon said, "I was boasting that I have confidence in the quickstep, which has lots of running movements, but it wasn't easy matching my foot movements with my partner." She added, "There's nothing else to do but practice."
"When it's nine people, if you make a small mistake but have a good facial expression, even fans won't notice it. However, when making a mistake in dance sports with two people on stage, you can instantly notice it. Last week, I was shocked at making a mistake I didn't ever expect would happen(editor's note: Hyoyeon is referring to when she fell during her performance). It was fascinating that my next motion was unaffected by it."
At the beginning, Hyoyeon wasn't skilled at dance sports. She had the basic skills of dance for group activities, but while doing dances for a man and a woman for dance sports, there were many awkward points. At some point, the skinship is unavoidable, and in the first episode, Hyoyeon was shy with Kim Hyungsuk and asked him, "Where are you touching?"
"Even though I'm still shy, when I'm awkward, Hyungsuk also becomes awkward. I'm a person who acts like I'm not awkward. Different couples next to us sticking together when they dance made some of my shyness go away. I've gotten used to making eye contact. Right now, if I just look at his eyes, we understand each other to the point where I know which move I should do."

As the program goes on, Hyoyeon has begun to wear lots of daring clothes, such as what appeared to be a tank top with shiny decorations on it. The majority of the outfits were chosen by Hyoyeon herself.
"At first, I wondered if it was okay to be dressed like this. I searched up a lot of dance sport photos, and there were barely any dancers who covered themselves up. Because I was exposed, it was awkward at first, but after being on stage continuously, the fancyness of the outfits looked pretty. My greed to wear more fancy clothes is coming out a bit."
When asked about personal thoughts that she particularly remembered, Hyoyeon answered that when she's on stage, she thought a lot about what her members would think. Hyoyeon revealed that when she thinks that her group mates are watching, she tries even harder. "When I do well, I want to show my members first. When I stand on stage, I think to myself, 'The members are probably watching.' When I got first place, the members sent a message saying, 'Congratulations. Looking forward to next week,' and I wanted to do even better because I wanted to satisfy their expectations."
While it seemed like only praises were given, sharp advice was also exchanged. Hyoyeon said, "I was anxious about dealing with Tiffany's eyes. She would point out that it would be better if I pointed my toes. Maknae Seohyun, like a mother, would say, 'Make sure you eat well' and would encourage me."

The host, Lee Dukhwa, would always praise Hyoyeon at the end of her performances, saying, "Wow I liked it," and, "It was really good." However, Hyoyeon said, "In the beginning, I was shy to the point that I would shrivel up, but now if he doesn't praise me, it's to the point where I'm hurt." She added that one of the most memorable things that one of the judges, Song Seunghwan, said was: "You're like a sleeping princess in a forest."
When asked who her strongest rival was, Hyoyeon chose Choi Yeojin. Hyoyeon said that because of ballet, Choi Yeojin's specialty, her basic skills are firm and form the basis of dance sports. In addition, because Choi Yeojin is tall, her movements are pretty. Hyoyeon also said she was jealous of "practice bug" Choi Yeojin's energy.
Every week, one-by-one someone gets eliminated in "Dancing with the Stars II", with the team in first place for the week exempted from elimination. This brought up the topic of winning. When Hyoyeon was asked, "What is the likelihood that you'll get first place?", she laughed and answered, "It's really nervewracking, but it should be around 60%."
Source: Sports KhanSports Seoul
Translated by: jyhwang@soshified
Edited by: bhost909@soshified

[NEWS] "2NE1 releases photo movie, "I Take The Best Pictures with 2NE1", on 5 July"

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:40 AM PDT

he photo movie that Nikon and girl group 2NE1 shot together, "I Take the Best Photos with 2NE1", has been released.

For this photo movie, the 4 members of 2NE1, who take good pictures but are less familiar with the proper techniques of using a camera, will be learning to use the entry-level Nikon DSLR D3200 with the natural beauty of Jeju Island in the background. They will do so through performing missions in the span of 1 night and 2 days. (in reference to the popular Korean variety show, 1 Night 2 Days)

Also, in this photo movie, amateur photographers that are well-known for their work in various pictorials, posters, and even shot CFs and who are also members of the Nikon Imaging Leaders Club, will be acting as mentors. They will be performing the mission along the would-be-photographers, 2NE1.

A total of 10 episodes of photo movies have been made and will be released twice a week starting from 5 July, every Tuesday and Thursday. They will be released at the same time on the Nikon Imaging website and also through Nikon's various SNS channels such as Youtube and Facebook.

In addition, all the photo movies will be in Full HD quality taken using the Nikon DSLR camera D4 & D800. NIKKOR lenses were also used.

Nikon Imaging Korea's marketing team leader Kim Dong Guk said "The main focus of shooting this photo movie with 2NE1 is to show that everyone can use a DSLR and the learning experience can be fun and easy, that's why it was produced like a variety show. DSLR cameras are able to take good pictures in a variety of situations and it's easy to learn the know-hows of operating these cameras"

Source: wstarnews
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[VIDEO] Tohoshinki releases full PV for "Android"

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:30 AM PDT

Full PV for Tohoshinki's Japanese single "Android" has been released!
It will be released officially in Japan on July 11. This single includes another song "Blink".

Watch the full PV of "Android" below!

[NEWS] Mixed reactions to 2NE1′s new song – “Were expectations too high?”

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:25 AM PDT

"Not meeting expectations" VS "Something New"

2NE1 has released a new album after 1 year. This time round (the genre) is a combination of trot and electronic.

Shortly after its release on 5 July, 2NE1's new album's title track "I LOVE YOU", has been guarding the top spot on most music charts such as Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada and Cyworld.

2NE1, who has experimented with and challenged themselves with, in terms of style and music, every time, is showcasing a combination of trot and electronic this time round. Although Korea has a lot of traditional singers that sing trot with emotion,2NE1's dance music is not only electronic, but is a fusion (of electronic and trot) which makes it fresh.

Around the same time last year, 2NE1 released 3 title songs which all became hits. They're a group that is a force to be reckoned with.

But how did music fans respond?

Looking at reviews on domestic music sites, reactions seem to be unlike the polarized ones the previous times. Praises like "It's a better song (than those before)", "It's crazy good", "(I) keep on listening to it, the addicitiveness of it is no joke", "It's good to sing along to", "It starts off with electronic and sounds similar to Britpop in the latter half. It's a song that has never existed in Korea" can be easily found on those sites.

However there were also comments like "Everyone do you know how many times I should listen to this? (for me to like it)", "Although I like 2NE1 but I don't get the song this time round", "Frankly I'm worried as to how it'll be received", "It's too bad that the feeling of freshness(T/N: that 2NE1 is known for in the K-pop industry) has run out", "Honestly speaking it falls short of expectations", "The 'Woo' part is the same as T-ara's Lovey Dovey", "Let me introduce Gotye, I think it sounds similar to his songs".

However it is still uncertain as to what kind of responses the song will receive when combined with a performance. 2NE1 will be making their comeback at SBS Inkigayo on 8 July. "I LOVE YOU" is not completely electronic, nor is it completely a trot ballad. How 2NE1 decorates and supports their stage for "I LOVE YOU" is key.

Source: Newsen
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[VIDEO] Super Junior is “Sexy, Free & Single” on Music Core

Posted: 07 Jul 2012 01:19 AM PDT

The boys are back! Super Junior finally kicked off their highly anticipated comeback stage for "Sexy, Free & Single" on this week's episode of Music Core.

With their charismatic presence and awesome Devin Jamieson-assisted choreography, Super Junior, with the return of Kangin, has once again stunned the crowd with a jaw-dropping performance.

"Sexy, Free & Single" is a soulful house genre music and features easy and addictive chorus with lyrics about the successful life of sexy and free single men.

Check out their performance below!