Friday, July 13, 2012

"[NEWS] SeungYeon is getting better!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] SeungYeon is getting better!" plus 24 more

[NEWS] SeungYeon is getting better!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 08:55 AM PDT

We reported few days ago that KARA's member Han Seungyeon was hospitalized because of anemia and good news is, she was released from the hospital on the 11th.

A representative from DSP Media said that Seungyeon is getting better so she returns home in the morning of July 11th and will do her schedules this week.

She is saving her energy at home but she filmed for SBS's TV Animal Farm on July 12th.

Sungyeon will also join the other members of KARA in attending MTV's 'World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012′ as a Korean representative on July 14th.

Hope she will not force herself to overwork since she was just released from the hospital.

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[NEWS] Shinhwa’s Kim Dongwan picks 2NE1 as ‘The Second Shinhwa’ among today’s idols!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 08:43 AM PDT

Shinhwa member Kim Dongwan (33) is back on the big screen with horror/thriller movie, 'Deranged'. Deranged tells the tale of an epidemic of mutant parasite worms that spreads across Korea. In the movie, Kim Dongwan plays the role of Jae-Pil, a detective and the younger brother of the main character Jae Hyuk (played by Kim Myung Min), a medical supplies salesman who tries to find the clues behind the mysterious infection.

Kim Dongwan previously starred in the dramas such as 'Sad Goodbye', 2007 SBS drama, "The person I Love", 2011 MBC Drama Special, The Peak where he played the role Lee Youk, a poet and Korean independence activist died in prison at the age of 40, and more. Last year, Kim Dongwan also starred in the musical, "Hedwig".

He was asked a series of questions and this was among one of them.

-If you had to pick 'The Second Shinhwa' among the idols of today.
Kim Dongwan: "For girl groups, 2NE1 and Sistar stand out the most in terms of ability. Among our male juniors, Teen Top is like the 'Second Shinhwa'. Big Bang would be possible too, but their vibe is different from us…."

'Deranged' was released on July 5th.

Source: media.daum

[NEWS] 2NE1 unconventional lips vs G-dragon ‘eyelashes’ lips “They’re undoubtedly fashionistas!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 08:27 AM PDT

The topic of 2NE1's unconventional lips and Big Bang's G-dragon's 'eyelashes' lips are once again attracting attention.

2NE1′s Sandara Park has revealed pictures of the members' looks on her me2day, starting with leader CL's on the 3rd (of July). The 4 photos posted by Sandara Park, that show the 2NE1 members with unconventional lip makeup caused a big stir as soon as it was released to the public.

The photos are posters for 2NE1′s world tour 'New Evolution' and in the photos, 2NE1 takes on a exceptional transformation with their lip makeup; CL has on black and white striped lip makeup, Dara's is leopard print, while Park Bom and Gong Minji used 'cybertic' colors.

2NE1 unconventional lip makeup has brought attention to the one who introduced 'uncoventional lips'. G-dragon, in the music video for one of the greatest hits in the first part of the year 'Fantastic Baby', had zebra-shaped eyelashes on his lips, proving to everyone that he is the representative fashionista.

For the 'I Love You' comeback, 2NE1 will be holding a solo concert on the the coming 28th~29th at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium.

Source: sstv
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[NEWS] Eric turns down ‘Law of the Jungle 2′ invitation, but who’s hurling rocks at him?

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 08:13 AM PDT

Shinhwa leader Eric is experiencing a great deal of stress these days. A variety show went ahead to release news of his participation to the press when the final decision had yet to be made, and as such Eric is now having a rough time because of this.

On the morning of 9 July, a newspaper article reported that Eric had agreed to participate in the Madagascar edition of SBS variety show 'Law of the Jungle 2′.

Once the article was published, the media scrambled to report on this as well. But at that point in time, Eric had not confirmed his participation in the show and was due to meet the production team that very afternoon for final discussions.

In fact, Eric was in a meeting with the producers until the early hours of the morning to try to come to a consensus, but in the end he had to decline.

When news got out that Eric will not be appearing on the show after all, most netizens were understanding about Eric's decision and expressed their disappointment.

But there were also criticisms coming from some netizens as well, "Why did he decide to go and then change his mind not to go now", "Is he using scheduling conflicts as an excuse so that he can take part in other activities". In particular, some netizens even posted some quotes from the production team, which were almost personal attacks.

Eric had expressed that he had been very positive about joining 'Law of the Jungle'. But apparently as he had prior schedule commitments such as jTBC's 'Shinhwa Broadcast' and commercials, if he were to join the show, there would be pressure on everyone else to have to change their schedules, and he didn't want that.

Even if Eric took up the show, he also wouldn't have been able to set off together with Kim Byung-man and the rest of the cast, and could only join them later. As such, overall plans for the show could be affected and after considering in detail, he decided to turn down the opportunity.

Eric himself is most disappointed about not being able to participate in the programme. Although 'Law of the Jungle' is a popular show that anyone would have wanted to join, Eric chose to honor his prior obligations instead of going with his personal interests. There's no reason to fault him for that.

In particular, casting negotiations were leaked to the media when it should have been handled confidentially. Instead of criticizing Eric who racked his brains before arriving at a decision, shouldn't we be applauding him for honoring his promises?

Credits: Asiatoday + Absolut Shinhwa

[VIDEO] Lee Teuk's English!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:56 AM PDT

Lee Teuk speak English on MBC Jewelry House,check out his short interview on the show below.

He tried his very best and fans commented about his cute dimples,share your thoughts on leader Teuk's English here!

[VIDEO] TS Entertainment releases B.A.P Jongup’s rehearsal video

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:54 AM PDT

B.A.P recently kicked off their first Asia tour, starting with a showcase in Malaysia on July 6th and 8th. The group held an hour-long performance including solo stages of the members.

TS Entertainment released the footage of Jongup preparing for his solo stage in which he danced to a medley of songs by singer Michael Jackson.

Check out the clip below!

[PICTURE] SISTAR & their Music Bank trophy!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:44 AM PDT

SISTAR won 1st place on Music Bank today with their summer hit song "Loving U".

Bora was not there during the awards presentation as she had to record "1 Night 2 Days".

Congratulations to the girls' 1st victory of Loving U on Music Bank.

[PICTURE] Psy takes photos with his 6th album “Featured Team”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:39 AM PDT

From 2 years of break, Psy is finally coming back with his 6th album 'Psy's Best Sixth'. After releasing two video teasers for title track, "Gangnam Style", Psy shared a set of photos with the featured team in the album.

As previously reported, Psy's 6th album 'Psy's Best Sixth' is particularly remarkable as it will features a number of high-profile artists. In the compilation of eight photos, Psy can be seen posing proudly with G-Dragon, Leessang, Sung Si Kyung, Yoon Do Hyun, Park Jung Hyun and Kim Jin Pyo.

[NEWS] Park Si Hoo’s Chinese fanclub donates to help the blind

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:26 AM PDT

The Chinese fan club of Park Si Hoo has decided to show its affection for the Korean actor by donating to Orbis, a charity dedicated to helping the blind in developing countries.

Park's agency reported yesterday that to mark its second anniversary, the fan club raised 10 million won ($8,715) for Orbis.

This isn't the first time the fan club has undertaken a good deed in Park's honor. In 2009, before it was officially formed, Chinese fans of the Hallyu star donated to local schools in their home country.

"It's so nice to see fan club culture at its best. Park promises to work hard to deserve the fans' love," said a spokesperson from the star's agency.

Of late, the 34-year-old star's fame seems to be skyrocketing across Asia.

In April, Park went on a Japan fan meet tour to Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. The Tokyo fan meet was on the actor's birthday and fans and staff prepared a special birthday cake for Park. After partaking, the entertainer took to the stage to sing and dance.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Goo Hye Sun voted Best Female Artist

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:13 AM PDT

Actress and movie director Goo Hye Sun has been chosen as the best female artist in the entertainment industry.

According to Seven Edu, an internet education group, a survey was conducted to 426 people from the 18th of June to the 12th of July and Goo Hye Sun led the vote with (118, 28%) and second came Jae Kyung from girl group Rainbow (64, 15%).

About this result, Seven Edu says, "The drawings that Goo Hye Sun reveals through her SNS are without a doubt at a high level. She is an amateur but she has the skills to even have an exhibit."

About Jae Kyung in second place, "She has the surprising talents of a Dongduk Women's University, retail design graduate. Her tiger picture seems so real."

Meanwhile, Goo Hye Sun will open an exhibit and her movie "Peach Tree" will be released soon. She recently was honored with the Effort Awards in her graduation fashion show.

Source: hancinema

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy to release “I Still Love You” for ‘Big’ OST

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:00 AM PDT

As previously reported, miss A's Suzy, who is widely loved by his role Jang Mari in the popular KBS TV drama 'Big', will lend her voice for the OST of the series. It's been finally revealed that the title of her track is "I Still Love You" and will be released next on July 16.

"I Still Love You" is said to be a ballad number and reflects well with Jang Mari's heartbreaking one-sided lovestory. Following the releases by Huh Gak, B2ST, Davichi and Noel, Suzy's addition is expected to gather a lot of attention.

[VIDEO] IU releases full MV for Japanese “You & I”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 06:48 AM PDT

After releasing a short PV and short performance music video, singer IU finally unveiled the full music video for her upcoming next Japanese single, "You & I"!

Having already begun her foray into the Japanese music scene with the release of her first single "Good Day" in March, IU will further expand her career status with her next Japanese single "You & I" which will be released on July 18th.

Check out the full MV below!

[VIDEO] eun-U releases 2nd digital single “Blah Blah”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 06:31 AM PDT

eun-U, who made her debut as a singer with her first digital single in May, released her comeback second digital single "Blah Blah", along with its official music video.

"Blah Blah" is an exciting track with easy melody that features eun-U's refreshing voice. The track was written and composed by Choi Hee Chan (2LOVE), Ahn Hee Sin and Jung Ki Young.

The single also contains the B-side track "One Two Three".

Check out the MV below!

[NEWS] Yim Jae Bum holds his first fan meet

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Yim Jae Bum held his first-ever fan meet after performing a mini-showcase to mark his sixth album at Ax Korea in Gwangjang-dong, eastern Seoul on Wednesday.

"To ..." is the 49-year-old's first album in more than eight years.

When the fan meet component of the showcase began, Yim showed his shy side, saying, "This is my first fan meet and it's super awkward."

He joked that they should discuss something important, like national security, instead of him. But when a giant cake appeared on stage along with friends and longtime colleagues, Yim could hardly contain his excitement. "My goal from this point onward is to put others before myself. I don't want anyone to feel anxious due to my behavior, worrying whether I'll be a no-show at my own concert," said Yim, referring to some low moments in his career when he was considered unstable.

The singer also explained that his new album contained messages about life. "And until death, I will keep singing," he said.

Meanwhile, Yim Jae Bum releases music video for each of six tracks from his comeback album, "To ..."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[PICTURE] Sulli is a rich "Biscuit Owner"!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 06:05 AM PDT

f(x)'s Sulli updated her Me2day on 13th July!

She uploaded a photo with caption,"I am a rich biscuit owner,want to have some"?

She is seen posing with a piece of biscuit in the photo above.

Cute right?

[VIDEO] Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah in bed together for a teaser

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 06:05 AM PDT

A teaser for Lee Joong-gi and Shin Min Ah's new drama "Arang and the Magistrate" aired for the first time on July 11 on MBC.

Public watched while holding its breath, as action scenes as well as an intimate scene featuring Lee and Shin laying down together was screened.

The drama is based on the Korean folklore of "Arang," --name of a female ghost who met an untimely death-- which hails from the region of Milyang in South Gyeongsang. The drama's plot revolves around a mischievous young ghost named Arang (played by Shin) who wants to reveal the curious circumstances surrounding her death.

As his first role since being discharged from the Army in February; Lee will play the role of Eun-oh, a district magistrate who has the unique gift of seeing dead people. Lee's character is said to be searching for his missing mother.

MBC network is expecting good results from its second period drama for the year; following in the stead of "The Moon that Embraces the Sun," the show is set to be the "big period drama" for the second half of the year.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] CL ‘drops a bomb’, does not want to do music anymore?.. “It’s not like that”!

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:50 AM PDT

'CL drops a bomb' has been a hot topic on the internet.

[T/N: 'drop a bomb' = reveals shocking news]

'CL drops a bomb' has been ranked within the top few search terms on various Korean search portals recently. CL has revealed the shocking news to reporters during an interview by saying, "When 2NE1′s music and style are not fresh anymore and when it makes you feel bored.. before that happens.. we'd like to leave (the music scene). When we no longer excite* people, I would not want to do music anymore."

However, certain media outlets have chosen to title it provocatively with comments such as 'CL drops a bomb'.
CL has expressed dissent to this as it was purely an expression of strong determination from her (T/N: which has been conveyed in an inaccurate way by the media). In reference to the mention of retirement by CL, she meant that 2NE1 'will always introduce a new look'.

CL's 'bomb' is certainly understandable because 2NE1 has always shown their personality through unique music and fashion.

Meanwhile, there has been a variety of reactions from netizens to CL's 'bomb' such as, "She's undoubtedly CL", "Is this a retirement notice?" and "CL sounds like she's being unfair..".

Source: Nate
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[PICTURE] CNBLUE releases album jackets for “Come On”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:35 AM PDT

Idol band CNBLUE will be releasing a new Japanese single this August 1st. After releasing the PV teaser, the three different versions of the jacket covers have been unveiled.

In the jacket photos, CNBLUE members lined up in a row and are featured in three different background colors such as, green, red and blue.

"Come On" will be composed of four songs including the title track "Come On", its instrumental version as well as "Wake up" and "My Miracle". CNBLUE's third Japanese single will be available in 3 different editions; a limited edition, original edition and a Lawson edition.

[VIDEO] Crayon Pop releases another MV teaser for “Saturday Night”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:20 AM PDT

Having debuted with first single "Bing Bing" last month, five-member rookie group Crayon Pop will be releasing their next track, "Saturday Night". After releasing a music video teaser two days ago, new teaser has now been unveiled.

Comprised by Gum Mi, So Yul, Cho A, Ellin and Way, Crayon Pop is aiming to catch the heart of Korean music market with their funky cute concept.

Meanwhile, check out the MV teaser below!

[VIDEO] miss A’s Suzy becomes a model for ‘Sudden Attack’ + BTS video

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 05:05 AM PDT

The lovely Suzy of miss A, who is currently receiving love as the nation's "first love" icon, has transformed into a fierce bride for popular game, 'Sudden Attack'

Suzy has been selected as the new model for Nexon's first-person shooter online game, 'Sudden Attack'. The official CF featuring Suzy, as well as the making-of video for the newly-upgrade popular game have been revealed.

[PICTURE] 2NE1’s Sandara transforms into a doll

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 04:50 AM PDT

After making headlines for successfully pulling off her buzz cut hair, 2NE1's Sandara goes back to her sweet self and transforms into a gorgeous doll.

On July 13th, Sandara posted on her me2day account, "Guilty of transforming into a feminine woman!!! For today.. I.. Will become a doll.. Ke", and attached the photo above.

In the photo, Sandara exuded her feminine charms, wearing long brown wig, elegant pink dress paired with hair accessory. A 180-degree transformation from her fierce and charismatic image for "I Love You", Sandara is simply lovable as a "Dar-bie" doll.

[NEWS] reports on ‘PAPARAZZI’ and Girls’ Generation’s success in Japan

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 04:35 AM PDT recently reported on Girls' Generation's new Japanese single, "PAPARAZZI", which has proven to be yet another hit and continues to do well on music charts.

In the article, summed up the girls' incredible success in Japan by citing SoundScan Japan and noting that "PAPARAZZI" sales have so far reached 103,000 units sold, pushing Girls' Generation's total singles/download sales in Japan to 645,000. By selling over 100,000 copies, "PAPARAZZI" has also been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association in Japan (RIAJ). For the group's total album sales in Japan, Girls' Generation has reached another amazing milestone in their career: their total album sales in Japan recently surpassed the million mark and currently stands at 1,081,000 total sales.

The single itself had already done well on both the Tower Records "Daily Singles" chart and Oricon's "Daily Singles" chart, with detailed statistics covered here. Girls' Generation has kept the momentum going with "PAPARAZZI" sales still going very strong. "PAPARAZZI" was number one last week on Billboard's Japan Hot 100 and still currently holds the number seven spot, demonstrating their ever-increasing popularity and presence in Japan's music industry.

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[NEWS] Jo Kwon meets his cartoon character doppleganger

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 04:20 AM PDT

2AM member Jo Kwon, who is currently promoting his solo album, recently met his cartoon character doppleganger.

On the July 12th broadcast of KBS's 'Happy Together 3', Jo Kwon alongside 2PM's Wooyoung, SISTAR's Dasom and Bora and more featured as guests on the show. During the episode, comedian Huh Kyung Hwan said, "Jo Kwon exists in the cartoon world", before pulling out a picture.

In the picture is a cartoon character that resembles Jo Kwon's silly face and expressions whenever he transforms into his 'Kkab Kwon' self.

Netizens commented, "This is seriously daebak", "Where did they find that comic character?" "The resemblance between them is seriously 200%" and more.

Source: Naver

[PICTURE] B2ST releases teaser image for “Midnight”

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 04:05 AM PDT

As reported earlier, B2ST will pre-release their first track "Midnight" from their comeback album, 'Midnight Sun'. Ahead of its release, teaser image of the members has been revealed.

The image shows the six members of B2ST in a dark night theme, and displaying their mysterious aura.

"Midnight" is described to be a post-breakup song that sings about the pain and loneliness that people feel at night. It will feature piano and guitar sound along with the dramatic vocals B2ST members.

The track will be released on July 15th, while the album will be available on July 22nd.

[VIDEO] NU’EST is back with “Action” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 03:56 AM PDT

After the successful debut with "Face" early this year, the five charismatic boys of NU'EST are now back into the music scene with latest track, "Action".

The new title track "Action", which was released on July 11th, highlights the group's maturity. True to the track's name, NU'EST dives right back on this week's 'Music Bank' with an action-filled performance, featuring the heart-pounding music and charismatic choreography.

Check out the performance below!