Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"[News] How Did U-KISS Make Actress Bang Eun Hee Cry on ‘Strong Heart’?" plus 24 more

"[News] How Did U-KISS Make Actress Bang Eun Hee Cry on ‘Strong Heart’?" plus 24 more

[News] How Did U-KISS Make Actress Bang Eun Hee Cry on ‘Strong Heart’?

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 10:24 AM PDT

U-KISS has brought tears to actress Bang Eun Hee's eyes.

In the recent recording for SBS' Strong Heart actress Bang Eun Hee revealed her doting affection for the group.

During the recording, Bang Eun Hee shared her affection for U-KISS saying, "The U-KISS [members] are shedding blood and tears while not eating and sleeping while giving their all. However, even until now they have never achieved first place [on a music show] which makes me so heartbroken," as the actress then began to tear up.

The reason for her strong affection for the group you ask?

Bang Eun Hee married U-KISS' agency's CEO in September of 2010. Since then the U-KISS group has become like sons to her and she then took the time on Strong Heart to show her affection for the group.

The full episode and story will air on the July 3 episode of the variety talk show.

cr: http://enewsworld.mnet.com

[NEWS] Subtitle Mistakes, EXO-K's Baekhyun → Kai; "Wrong Subtitles No Matter How Many Times He Spoke"!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 08:57 AM PDT

[NEWS] JYJ Host Biggest-Ever K-Pop Meeting for Foreign Fans!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 08:40 AM PDT

The Korean Wave has taken a new turn, with K-pop singers inviting their foreign fans to Korea rather than just heading overseas to stage concerts. Spearheading the new trend is the three-member boy band JYJ.

The group met 7,000 Japanese fans at Seoul Trade Exhibition and Convention Center in southern Seoul as part of an event dubbed "JYJ Membership Week," which also featured photographic and video-based exhibitions of the band.

It was the first time that a Korean singer — solo or group — has met such a large number of foreign fans in the capital. As the venue was not a concert hall and had no seating facilities, the attendants had to stand during the two-hour show.

C-Jes Entertainment, the band's agency, booked over 3,500 hotel rooms in Seoul, Incheon and Suwon, and arranged 250 buses to accommodate the Japanese fans. "[JYJ] organized the event to repay fans' love," Baek Chang-hoo, the agency's president, said. "We'll keep coming up with plans to create fond memories for fans."

[NEWS] SISTAR’s Dasom impresses with her beautiful white skin!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 08:27 AM PDT

Dasom from the group Sistar, made the rest of the members humiliates with her white skin.

A picture of Dasom has been posted with some comments on one of the online community sites recently. Dasom's skin has been a big topic among the fans.

One of the photos shows a big gap within the skin colors of the girls during an outdoor stage in MBC Show! Music Core. Within fans of the group Sistar, Dasom is known as a 'chicken moo', and she had shown her self-luminous white skin even before.

Fans commented, "It was as if seeing black and white because of Hyorin's dark tanned skin and Dasom's white skin", "It made it seem as if they have different nationality.", "Dasom is really pretty.", and "I love the new song, keep up the good work!"

Translated by Doogu3 of Mightysistar.com
Edited by Bry
Source: Nate 

[NEWS] MBLAQ K-pop live in Bangkok on ‘Bangkok Post’ Newspaper!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 08:13 AM PDT

MBLAQ, a South Korean boy band, will give its first full-scale concert in the Kingdom as part of its first Asian tour 2012.

The Blaq% Tour show will take place at the Bangkok Convention Centre, CentralPlaza Lardprao, on Saturday at 7pm.

MBLAQ, which stands for Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality, was created by South Korean superstar Rain, who is also the band's producer.

The vocal quintet has been well-recognised by K-pop fans since it opened for Rain's Legend of Rainism concert in 2009. That year the band released its debut single-album Just Blaq, which topped music charts in South Korea.

MBLAQ then released its first extended-play album Y in 2010, and first studio album, Blaq Style, in 2011. The group comprises Yang Seung Ho (band leader and vocals), G.O. (vocals), Lee Joon (vocals), Mir (rapper) and Thunder (rapper).

The band recently won the Popular Singer award from one of the biggest events in South Korea _ the 2012 Asia Model Awards.

Tickets for the concert start at 1,500 baht from Thai Ticket Major (call 02-262-3456 or thaiticketmajor.com).

[NEWS] Lee Honey’s scandal turns out to be false

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 07:55 AM PDT

Actress Lee Honey denied the report that she is in a relationship, on July 3.

Earlier in the day, a source reported that "Lee has been dating an older boyfriend since 2010, and the couple travels abroad on trips together."

"Rumor that Lee is currently dating is far from true," said a spokesperson from Lee's agency. "Lee's recent trip was with a female colleague, not a boyfriend; we don't understand why the scandal broke out, as Lee clarified her position yesterday at an interview," added the agency.

The scandal claimed that Lee's older boyfriend works at a foreign advertising company and that the two have been dating for two years already.

Lee, who made her debut as Miss Korea 2006, has starred in dramas such as "Pasta", "Iron Daughter-in-Law" and "Immortal Masterpiece." Moreover, the movie "Yeongasi," starring Lee, premieres July 3.

Meanwhile, Lee had previously received criticism for eating meat as a vegetarian. However, the controversy was ultimately disproved.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] SISTAR's Soyu and Bora were horrified by ghost appearance @ Hello!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 07:44 AM PDT

SISTAR appeared on the latest episode of Hello recently.

Members Soyu and Bora were horrified by the sudden appearance of the "ghost" during the recording,check out the video below,the girls were shocked and even cried on the show.

[NEWS] Alex is busy with his new pasta restaurant

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 07:40 AM PDT

Singer and actor Alex, who previously played the role of a restaurant CEO in the hit drama series 'Pasta', is currently busy as a real life pasta restaurant CEO!

A picture of Alex at his own restaurant has been shared online through online community board on July 3rd. The singer can be seen in his casual look, yet gives off the 'owner' aura in the picture.

In the beginning of June, the 32-year-old star became the head of "D'asti Plate" located in trendy Garosugil in Shinsa-dong, southern Seoul. Alex is said to be taking an active part in the restaurant's operations, overseeing the development of various recipes.

[VIDEO] ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’ reveals blooper video

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 07:25 AM PDT

A special blooper reel was aired during the end of the episode 12th of SBS weekend drama, 'A Gentleman's Dignity' that was aired on July 1.

The funny clip features NG cuts and bloopers from the first episode through the most recent episode of the series.

Meanwhile, 'A Gentleman's Dignity' is currently the greatest Sunday entertainment programs, beating KBS 2TV's 'Gag Concert'. According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, 'A Gentleman's Dignity' rated 20.3% with its 12th episode.

[NEWS] Go Soyoung is “cool” with her husband’s kiss scenes

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 07:10 AM PDT

Actress Go Soyoung showed her professional side by remaining nonchalant about her husband's steamy kiss scenes in the current drama "A Gentleman's Dignity."

From June 30, the show took a new turn as the main character played by Go's husband Jang Dong Gun officially began dating Kim Ha-neul's character.

There was a passionate kiss scene that stole the hearts of the audience and despite expressing her qualms earlier about Jang taking part in the drama, Go reportedly told her husband that she enjoyed the episode. "I enjoyed it," Go said to Jang, according to Ilgan Sports.

Meanwhile, at a press conference for the show earlier, it was said that Go didn't want Jang to take part in the drama "because it's written by Kim Eun-sook who always writes stories with a lot of kiss scenes."

Allegedly, the staff fooled Go by telling her that there'd be no steamy moments in order to get Jang to sign the contract. The show starring the Hallyu actor is the most watched weekend program at the moment.

Go is also set to appear on SBS's "Healing Camp" on July 9, which will mark her first talk show since marrying Jang in more than two years. On the highly anticipated show, Go is set to shed a few tears and talk about how she met and fell for the Hallyu star as well as reveal details about the couple's high-profile marriage.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] VIXX releases ‘VIXX TV’ Episode 3

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 06:55 AM PDT

Rookie idol group VIXX has launched their very own TV channel through YouTube. Titled 'VIXX TV', the new show aims to show their new fans some of members' hidden talents and charms.

On July 3, VIXX released the Episode 3 of their new 'VIXX TV' broadcast. Check out the latest VIXX news with MC N and special MC Hyuk.

[VIDEO] Big Bang releases MV making-film for “Monster”

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 06:40 AM PDT

Big Bang recently released their special edition album 'Still Alive' as well as the music video for title track "Monster", which reached over 10 million views.

Having also released their MV making film last month, the boys of Big Bang are back and treated the fans with a longer making film for "Monster" MV. Check out the clip below!

[PICTURE] MBLAQ’s Thunder reveals teaser photo for solo track “Don’t Go”

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 06:25 AM PDT

As reported earlier, MBLAQ's Thunder will be releasing his very own track. Ahead of its release, Thunder has unveiled a teaser photo for the single.

On July 3, J.Tune Camp posted on its official Twitter, "Thunder's 'Don't Go' is going well like thunder and lightning strike ^^ Tonight at midnight!! The 4th of July at 0 o'clock Thunder's own "Don't Go" will be released publicly through online music sites. Doong Doong~♬."

Similar to G.O and Mir's new duet track "Wild", Thunder's solo track "Don't Go" was produced for MBLAQ's Asia tour, 'The BLAQ% Tour', and it won't involve any official promotions for the song. Thunder already performed the song during 'The BLAQ% Tour' in Jarkarta, Indonesia on June 30th.

Credit: absolutemblaq

[NEWS] Kim Bum models for Chinese clothing line ‘EICHITOO’

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 06:10 AM PDT

Actor Kim Bum was chosen as the new face of Chinese clothing brand 'EICHITOO', once again proving his popularity in China.

At the photo shoot, Kim collaborated with the renowned Chinese actress Lin Yi Chen to express the brand's modern, urban style.

A spokesperson from the company said "Kim's perfect acting and looks in the past got the love of many Chinese fans. He is the new rising star in China's commercial industry; he had a successful photo shoot for Eichitoo, as expected."

Kim's popularity is rocketing in China; the star has starred in advertisements for numerous clothing and cosmetic lines and magazines in the country.

Recently, Kim successfully released his first album, "Home Town," in Japan last month.

Meanwhile, Kim will make a return to the big screen with the movie "Miracle," in theaters later this year.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] U-Kiss to perform at the Budokan

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 05:55 AM PDT

Idol group U-Kiss, which made its Japanese debut six months ago, will perform at the famed concert venue Nippon Budokan.

According to NH Media, the group's agency and Japanese agency Avex, U-Kiss will perform at the Budokan on Sept. 5 following its Japan tour this month, which includes nine cities and 16 performances.

The Budokan, with a capacity of 10,000, has often been called "the stage of dreams" for Japanese singers. Previous K-pop acts to perform there include BoA, TVXQ, Ryu Si-won and 2PM.

"We heard that Budokan is where international celebrities perform. We are honored to sing at the Budokan and hope to bring the best performance for our fans," the boy group said.

U-Kiss will release its third single, "Dear My Friend," after this month's tour.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] AA to make a comeback soon!

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 05:40 AM PDT

Wellmade STAR M's rookie group AA (Double A) is gearing up for their comeback!

Comprised of 5 members Aoora, Woosang, Kimchi, Joowoon and Ho-ik, AA first debuted on November of last year with their first title track "Because I'm Crazy". After few months of hiatus, the group plans to make a comeback soon.

Earlier today, AA's official Facebook page updated its cover photo with a teaser image stating "Coming Soon". However, aside from the teaser, AA has not released any details about their comeback.

[NEWS] Sandara announces 2NE1’s Me2day Star Chat event

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 05:25 AM PDT

Sandra Park has announced 2NE1's upcoming Me2day Star Chat event!

On July 2nd, Sandara posted on her me2day, "Wassup?!? Everyone ~ shall we chat? On July 11 in the evening!!! Courtesy of me2 star chat with 2NE1!!! Is there anything you've been wondering up until now or have wanted to say?!? I'm curious! For those who want to participate ~ sign up now! Right now~^_^ it's real chatting~! Wah~ I'm so excited! What shall we talk about…?"

Me2day Star Chat event with 2NE1 will be held be on July 11. Ten lucky blackjacks will be able to chat live with the 2NE1 members. Registration for the event will open from July 2nd until the 9th.

[PICTURE] Shin Min Ah takes selca from ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ set

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 05:10 AM PDT

Actress Shin Min Ah recently took a photo from the set of her upcoming series, 'Arang and the Magistrate'.

On July 1st, the actress wrote on her me2day, "I am Arang" and attached photo of herself. In the photo, Shin Min Ah is looking at the camera while her chin is resting in both her hands. Dressed in elegant hanbok, she captivated the public with her innocent and mysterious charms.

Shin Min Ah will be acting alongside Lee Jun Ki as one of the main characters in the MBC TV drama, 'Arang and the Magistrate'.

[NEWS] Jo Kwon won’t let Wooyoung listen to his track due to rivalry?

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 04:55 AM PDT

On the July 3rd episode of SBS TV's 'Strong Heart', 2PM's Wooyoung has spoke out about the rivalry between him and 2AM's Jo Kwon, who both released their solo album around the same time.

Wooyoung shared, "I got to debut as a solo singer around the same time with Jo Kwon. Until recently Jo Kwon had told me he wanted to have me listen to his title song but suddenly he changed his mind. I was shocked and a little bit sad."

It is being said that the 'rivalry' and friendship talks between Wooyoung and Jo Kwon went on for the whole episode.

Meanwhile, Bang Eun Hee, Jung Jong Chul, Ye Eun, Ye Ji Won, Jung Jun, Yoo Yeon Suk and Clara also made a guest appearance.

Source: Star News

[NEWS] Joo Sang Wook gives comedy a try

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 04:40 AM PDT

Actor Joo Sang Wook has been recruited for the second season of "Qualifications of Men" - a segment within the KBS weekend variety show "Happy Sunday."

Joo's agency confirmed yesterday that after much deliberation, the 33-year-old star decided to take part in the comedy program.

"As Joo has only really taken on serious acting roles to date, we thought long and hard about it. Then we decided that the show will help him connect with viewers and decided to get on board," said a spokesperson from the actor's agency yesterday.

Joo will join comedian Kim Jun Hyun and singer Kim Kyung Ho in addition to the original cast as filming begins today.

On June 10, the star of the drama "Feast of the Gods" held a fan meet at Meitetsu Hall in Nagoya, Japan. As well as answering questions and reciting a song at the event, the Hallyu actor announced his upcoming plans. "I am going to take part in a Chinese drama and in Japan I will try my hand at singing," Joo revealed.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] B.A.P sells out VIP tickets in minutes

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 04:25 AM PDT

VIP tickets to B.A.P's show in Taiwan were sold out five minutes after going on sale.

According to the organizer, G-Music, 600 tickets went on sale Saturday, adding that it is rare for a newbie K-pop group to claim such a feat in Taiwan.

"After the tickets were sold out, fans kept inquiring and demanding more tickets. Local media, too, have been calling, all wanting a piece of the band," said a spokesperson from G-Music.

In May, the five-month-old band made headlines by appearing on the cover of Taiwan's leading Hallyu magazine, "Trendy."

On its success, the group's agency said the band was rising to prominence in the K-pop scene "as a band like no other."

Yesterday, the six-member boy band left for Macau, where it will take part in the "K-Pop Nation Concert In Macao 2012."

The group will join a star-studded lineup of K-pop acts such as Girls' Generation, SHINee and U-Kiss before making its way to Malaysia for its first solo concert.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] SISTAR’s Hyorin reveals her first impressions of Bora

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 04:10 AM PDT

SISTAR's Hyorin has talked about her first impression of fellow SISTAR members.

In the July 2 broadcast of KBS 2TV's 'Hello', SISTAR, who recently came back to the music scene with "Loving U", make a guest appearance. In the episode, Hyorin shared on her first impression of her fellow members saying, "Everyone seemed nice."

She added, "Soyu was pretty and feminine and Dasom was really pretty too". Hearing this, Bora then asked, "How about me?" in a cute manner.

But to her embarrassment, Hyorin answered, "You looked like a country girl", evoking laughter to everyone.

Dasom then chipped in, "Hyorin was really cute. Her pupils were so big that she looked like a sparrow."

Source: Xportsnews

[NEWS] Jung Ryeo Won signs with Kim Hyun Joong’s agency

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 03:55 AM PDT

Jung Ryeo Won, who has recently finished her contract with her former agency One Entertainment, will pursue her future activities under Kim Hyun Joong's agency, KEYEAST.

KEYEAST, which also houses to actors Bae Yong Jun and Kim Soo Hyun, said in a press release on July 3rd that Jung Ryeo Won has signed an exclusive contract with them.

Jung Ryeo Won said, "I still have a long way to go as an actress and I know that under the management of KEYEAST I can do that with every role I play in future projects. I'll work hard to become an actress that lives up to the public's expectations."

Jung Ryeo Won has transformed herself from an idol to an actress. She starred in movies such as 'Pain', 'Never Ending Story' and recently she's seen much success with the SBS drama 'History of Salaryman'.

[NEWS] Wonder Girls’ Sunye is willing to move to Haiti with boyfriend after marriage

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 03:40 AM PDT

Wonder Girls leader Sunye revealed that she willing to consider moving to Haiti if she gets married to her boyfriend.

On July 2nd episode of Mnet's 'The Beatles Code 2', girls groups Wonder Girls and f(x) both appeared as guests. During the episode, Sunye revealed, "I met my boyfriend in Haiti. I went there to do missionary work and my boyfriend was doing the same thing there. He is currently living in Haiti."

"I approached him first as I'm not the kind of style to hide things", Sunye added. "I found out that Haiti wasn't the first time I've met him. I greeted him, 'It's nice to meet you,' and he replied, 'It's not our first time meeting.' It turns out we met twice before but I didn't remember him. I think he probably remembered me because of my profession."

When MC Yoo Sang Moo asked her about living in Haiti if she get married, Sunye honestly responded, "I think that could be a possibility."

Source: Sports DongA

[NEWS] f(x)’s Amber takes public bus often

Posted: 03 Jul 2012 03:25 AM PDT

f(x)'s Amber recently revealed that she often takes public transportation, unlike other entertainers.

In the July 2 broadcast of Mnet's 'The Beatles Code 2' f(x) appeared as a guest. During the episode, MC Shindong asked if any of the members takes public transportation to which Luna and Amber honestly revealed that they take the bus and subway.

MC Tak Jae Hoon then asked Amber which bus she took but Amber misunderstood the question and answered, "A lot actually."

After explaining his question again, Amber answered, "I ride the number 241 bus often." When asked if people recognize her, Amber answered, "No, people don't seem to recognize me."

Source: TV Report