Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"[VIDEO] Boyfriend unveiled practice video for Love Style!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] Boyfriend unveiled practice video for Love Style!" plus 24 more

[VIDEO] Boyfriend unveiled practice video for Love Style!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 09:14 AM PDT

Have a look at the practice video of Boyfriend's new song Love Style!

It's time to learn some basic dance steps of their latest hit song!

[INFO] Japanese Trial: Avex vs C-JeS!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:56 AM PDT

Check out the schedule of Japanese trial below.

Submitted as evidence:
1. Statement of C-JeS Korean representative, Attorney Im Hyuk(dated June 16)
2. Statement of Avex representative (in charge of this case) Anami Masahiro (dated June 27)
3. Statement of (C-JeS CEO)Baek ChanJu (dated June 16)
4. Email communication between Atty Im Hyuk and Anami san
Next court date is July 6.
Translated by: @rubypurple_fan

[NEWS] Sungjae receives his “Identity Card”!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:38 AM PDT

BTOB's Sunghae has just received his identity card.

In the afternoon of the 26th of June, Sungjae revealed the collection of his identity card on twitter, coupled with pictures. In the photo, Sungjae was wearing a cute hat and posing with a V, again showing off his cute charm.

Sungjae who was born in 1995 has reached 17 years of age, and is in the second year of high school. As the tallest in the group, he was the only one who had yet to receive his identity card, being the youngest.

Fans who saw the photo commented, "Finally got your identity card!", "Yuk Sungjae is old now!", "Oh, congrats congrats", "So agitated on getting your identity card, you look so excited in your photo."

At the same time, BTOB held a showcase in Indonesia, gaining them the attention of the local media and fans. A representative of the local tv station said, "Even though they are newbies, BTOB showed their potential on stage, working well with fans, causing everyone to be surprised."

Source: Newsen
Chinese Translation: 绿茶
trans: @teresakoh_ via: @SungJae_fanbase

[NEWS] BTOB to debut at Japan this July at “K-Dream Live”!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:25 AM PDT

Various different Korean groups were recently added to the line-up of Japan's "K-DREAM LIVE" concert.

Though it is the first year the concert will be taking place, the organization managed to get a list of five boy groups confirmed, with more groups still to be added. With Supernova, who will soon celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their Japanese debut, Infinite, Boyfriend and rookie groups BTOB and NU'EST, the line-up already has a big variety of stars.

The event will take place on July 29th, in the Tokyo Dome. It'll start at 6PM, but doors will be open two hours earlier, at 4PM. Artists participating in the event are subject to be changed by the organization.

Source: kdream-live and starlightcss
via: @FYBTOB

[NEWS] Kim Jaejoong, Handsome Male With Crescent Shaped Eyes, Smiles Like In A Photoshoot!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 08:12 AM PDT

A photo of group JYJ's member Kim Jaejoong smiling was revealed, and has been attracting the attention of netizens.

On 28 June, a picture with the captions, "The trio seem to be friendly…?", was uploaded onto the official homepage of MBC drama "Dr. Jin". Kim Jaejoong (plays the role of Kim Kyung Tak) and Park Min Young (plays the role of Hong Yong Rae) can be seen in the photos.

Kim Jaejoong is seen wearing a blue traditional outfit, and smiling widely with his eyes shaped like crescents. His smile, while looking at something intently, has captivated netizens.

Upon seeing this, netizens expressed, "Kim Jaejoong's smile is amazing", "I have fallen for Kim Jaejoong's smile", "Kim Jaejoong looks really good when he smiles", and "Kim Jaejoong's smile is too pretty, I'm envious of Park Min Young", among other responses.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + TV Report]
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[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk to perform at Summer Sonic in Japan

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:57 AM PDT

Hallyu superstar Jang Geun Suk, best known for his acting, is set to kick off his second tour as well as perform at Ultra Music Festival Korea and the legendary Japanese festival Summer Sonic.

Tree J Company announced that as well as kicking-off his Asian tour "The Cri Show II" on Saturday at Hwajeong Gymnasium, Korea University, the 24-year-old actor-turned-singer will perform at the electronic music festival UMF Korea to take place from Aug. 3 to 4 at Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul.

"UMF is the most famous outdoor electronic music festival and boasts a lineup of international acts like Tiesto, Carl Cox and Steve Aoki, among many other DJs and artists," said Jang's agency, which added that Jang will be taking the stage with his music partner Big Brother, with whom he collaborated on the dance album "Lounge H: The First Impression."

After Ultra, Jang will make his way to Summer Sonic, which is Asia's biggest rock festival, based in Tokyo and Osaka from Aug. 18-19. The lineup includes Green Day, Rihanna and Death Cab for Cutie, among others.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Seo Do Young prepares for a wedding later this year

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:42 AM PDT

Sports Donga reported on July 3 that actor Seo Do Young, 31, will walk down the aisle this winter.

According to the report, Seo started dating his fiancée at the start of 2011 and first brought up the idea of marriage earlier this year.

"The exact date for the wedding hasn't yet been set, but the two are planning to tie the knot during the coming winter," a source close to the couple said.

The couple frequently travels together, much to the envy of Seo's friends, acquaintances said.

Seo's most recent performance was in the KBS drama "Only You," which aired until May.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong gathers 5,000 fans to his release event

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:27 AM PDT

Singer Kim Hyun Joong held a promo event for his new single album, connecting with more than 5,000 Japanese fans.

At the event, which took place in Tokyo on July 3, Kim greeted his fans who came to see him –even in the rain.

Kim garnered anticipation for his second single "Heat," along with the track "Let's Party." The title track "Heat" particularly caught the eyes of many Japanese fans because it was written by the popular Japanese group B'z.

Kim will showcase his new song live on the July 4 episode of Fuji TV's entertainment program "Non-stop," and will also appear on Nippon Television Network's show "Happy Music" on July 6.

Kim will also host "Kim Hyun-joong 'Heat' 2012 in Japan," an exclusive event for album buyers, on July 15 at the Saitama Super Arena.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] Big Star covers Deux’s “Look Back at Me”

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 07:12 AM PDT

Upcoming group Big Star has showed the public what they're capable of with an amazing cover of legendary hip hop duo, Deux's "Look Back at Me".

In the video, Big Star members Feeldog and Wind performed Deux's "Look Back at Me". Starting with a short rap, the two then amazed the viewers with their impressive dancing skills.

Big Star was produced by hit producer Brave Brothers. The group will release their debut single 'Big Start' on July 12th. Their first single will include a total of three songs, including the title track "Hot Boy."

In the meantime, check out the cover below!

[NEWS] Kim Yuna to retire after Sochi Olympics

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:57 AM PDT

Speculation has been running rampant as to what's next for the reigning queen of figure skating, Kim Yuna.

Kim Yuna ended that speculation on Monday with an announcement that she will enter the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and retire afterward.

The 21-year-old admitted that she felt unmotivated after winning the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. But Kim said she found an unlikely source of inspiration from younger skaters training in Seoul during her extended break from competition.

This is of course, welcome news for true-blue fans of the ice-queen. As for those who got to know her as a multi-talented celebrity rather than an athlete, they're in for a treat, as they'll get to see her put on her game face.

Source: Arirang

[NEWS] Super Junior’s Kangin opens up about past scandal

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:42 AM PDT

At a press conference for Super Junior's sixth album "Sexy, Free & Single" in Gangnam, southern Seoul, yesterday, Kangin spoke out about his assault scandal from three years ago.

"After I went into hiding, I was so worried that Super Junior would be labeled as the group that Kangin ruined. I wanted the group to rise to prominence as the group that rules Asia," said the 27-year-old member, who was recently discharged from the Army.

Kangin was involved in a drunken assault incident that saw him become an inactive member of K-pop group Super Junior.

While serving his two years of mandatory military service until April, Kangin said that he'd ask for permission to surf the Web for videos and the latest news on Super Junior.

"I'd cheer the group on, wishing each member all the best, but I never once thought I deserved to be there with them," said Kangin. His presence in the group would have created negative publicity as it was his fault for "screwing up," the singer added.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] 4men’s Shin Yong Jae to release solo album

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:27 AM PDT

Talented vocalist Shin Yong Jae from the group 4men will be going solo.

According to the group's reps on July 3rd, Shin will be breaking away from the group for awhile to embark on his own solo activities. This will be his first solo album, not to mention the first album that he produced entirely on his own. So in short, this would be Shin's real official debut as a solo singer and as a producer.

Similar to 4men, which is a group known for their heart-wrenching ballads, Shin's new album will also be ballad-based.

The young talent has been showcasing his songwriting skills for some time now through songs like "Say I Love You", "I Love You", "I Can't" and "I'm Sorry".

Source: KBS World

[PICTURE] Wonder Girls unveil new Kakao Talk selcas!

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:22 AM PDT

 Another new set of Wonder Girls' selcas for Kakao Talk,the girls pose cutely as usual in this set of new photos.

Whose selca is your favorite?

[NEWS] Shin Se Kyung interviews herself for an exhausted reporter

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 06:12 AM PDT

In a segment titled "Today E! Reporters" on the June 25 episode of tvN's "ENews," entertainment reporters revealed stories behind their hard work.

As the reporters featured on the program shared episodes of their interviews with celebrities, reporter Park Hyun Min confessed his experience with actress Shin Se Kyung.

"There was one time when, being exhausted, I dosed off during an interview with Shin. She probably felt bad for me, so she asked for my interview questions and the voice recorder and told me to take a nap," Kim said.

"At the end, Shin had to ask and answer the interview questions herself," Kim added, praising the star for the kind gesture.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Big Bang to embark on China Concert Tour

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:57 AM PDT

Big Bang will be bringing its mega global concert to China for the first time.

Big Bang's management agency, YG Entertainment, has confirmed that Big Bang will hold three performances in China. The first will be at Shanghai's Mercedes Benz Center on July 21st, then at the Guangzhou International Sports Arena on July 28th and finally in Beijing's Master Card Center on August 4th.

The upcoming concert tour in China is part of Big Bang's World Tour 2012 Big Show-Alive that kicked off in Korea in March. A YG representative said Big Bang has enjoyed popularity in China, but the string of upcoming concerts will be the first promotional event there. He added that Big Bang will be showing off what they've got to the Chinese audience through the live performances.

Big Bang's world tour was held in Korea and five Japanese cities earlier this year and will move on to Singapore in September, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan in October, the U.S., Peru and Brazil in November and Hong Kong in December.

Source: KBS World

[VIDEO] Kim Hyun Joong unveils MV for “Let’s Party”

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:48 AM PDT

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong dropped his second Japanese single "HEAT" on July 4th. Following the release of the music video for title song, he now unveiled the music video for his second track, "Let's Party".

Check out the MV below!

[VIDEO] CeCi reveals ‘No Cut’ version of B1A4 photo shoot

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:42 AM PDT

Idol group B1A4 recently participated in a pictorial for the July edition of CeCi magazine. After releasing the 'Bedroom Concert' featuring behind-the-scene footage of B1A4's photoshoot, CeCi has now unveiled the 'No Cut' version clips of the members.

Check out the clips below!

[NEWS] ‘Light and Shadows’ stands atop till last episode

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:27 AM PDT

After spending 20 consecutive weeks atop the Monday and Tuesday primetime ratings chart, 'Light and Shadows' has ended its grand eight month run.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the final episode (sixty-fourth) of MBC drama 'Light and Shadows' ended in 19.5%. This is 0.3% more than the previous day.

'Light and Shadows' maintained high popularity with over 20%. However, after the 14-episode extension, it fell below 20%. A final revival was expected in the last episode but it stayed in first place but didn't increase any higher than that.

The drama, which spotlights the Korean show business in the 1960s, ended the story with the main character Kang Ki-tae (played by Ahn Jae Wook), scooping up major awards at prestigious award ceremonies and sharing the honor with his crew.

Meanwhile the twelfth episode of SBS 'THE CHASER' rated 13.5%, 0.4% higher than the previous episode and the tenth episode of KBS 2TV 'Big' rated 8.1%, the same as the day before.

[NEWS] 2PM, MBLAQ, SISTAR, 4minute & more team up to sing Olympic song

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 05:12 AM PDT

2012 is the year of the London Olympics! And to show their support, some of the hottest K-pop groups have collaborated on an Olympics song.

To cheer on the Korean athletes competing in the London Olympics this year, 2PM's Nichkhun and Junho, MBLAQ, miss A, SISTAR, 4minute, ZE:A, Nine Muses, B1A4, and Dal Shabet will be singing "Win This Day", under the team name of Team SIII.

One of the top production teams in Korea, Sweetune, along with Samsung will be helping out to produce this song to help bring the Olympic Spirit to Korea.

"Win This Day" will be released July 5th.

Check out the teasers below!

Source: KBS World

[NEWS] MBLAQ’s Lee Joon wants to play the role of a murderer

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 04:57 AM PDT

MBLAQ's Lee Joon revealed that he wants to take on the role of a murderer.

On July 2, Lee Joon attended the VIP screening of the movie 'The Raven' at COEX Megabox Theatre to support director James McTeigue, who had given him his first acting opportunity through the movie 'Ninja Assassin.'

During the conference, Lee Joon was asked which roles he would choose to play among The Raven's roles between writer, investigator and serial killer. The MBLAQ member answered, "The role of a writer has a certain appeal, but I want to play the role of a murderer."

"Not just to act superficially, but, to be able to interpret the character in a unique way and be my own psychopath seems like a strong role I'd want to try", he explained.

On this day, video messages from director James McTeigue to Rain and Lee Joon were also shown before the screening of the movie.

[NEWS] 2PM’s Wooyoung shows off “chocolate” abs on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 04:42 AM PDT

2PM member Wooyoung, who recently made the cover of 'Men's Health' magazine, has once again showed off his "chocolate" abs to everyone.

On July 3, Wooyoung appeared as a special guest, alongside 2AM's Jo Kwon, Jung Jong Chul, Bang Eun Hee and many more stars on SBS "Strong Heart."

MC Shin Dong Yup asked Wooyoung to show his ripped six pack abs to all the "Strong Heart" viewers. The 2PM member then stood up and lifted his shirt to show his famous "chocolate" abs.

Shin Dong Yup commented, "It's like watching Bruce Lee's cut body. He's got a good size chest muscle and even your areola", bringing laughter to the studio.

He further explained, "No, I mean even if you have a nice body if you have a small areola it still doesn't look good." MC Lee Dong Wook put an end to the hilarious conversation by saying, "Regardless Wooyoung's abs are the best."

[NEWS] Super Junior holds press conference for “Sexy, Free & Single”

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 04:27 AM PDT

Super Junior is still going strong though this year marks their 8th anniversary as a group.

Super Junior held a press conference for their new 6th album "Sexy, Free & Single" on July 3rd at 11 AM at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong of Seoul.

Leeteuk was asked about how the group was number one on the Taiwanese music charts for 100 weeks. The leader answered, "We heard that it's quite a feat even from the locals there. We're wondering if we're worthy of receiving such love for so long. Even among us we're curious about such a record. Thank you so much for your love and support. We hope you'll support us on our new release "Sexy, Free & Single" as well. We want to go see our Taiwanese fans soon."

Super Junior's "Bonamana" off of their 4th album in 2010 topped the chart in Taiwan starting in June and lasted for 63 weeks at number one until August of 2011. Then, their title song "Mr. Simple" from their 5th album replaced "Bonamana" as number one for another 64 straight
weeks, giving them the record of 100 straight weeks at the top spot.

Their new album is the first release in 11 months and will feature the return of Kang-in since he has recently completed his military service. The title song "Sexy, Free & Single" is described to showcase a Super Junior-esque rhythm and an addictive chorus.

There's also a song to show their fans (ELFs) their gratitude for sticking with them for the past 8 years. The song is titled "From U". It's about the relationship between a star and celebrity, where though there are rough patches, the love for each other is always there.

Super Junior will make their official TV comeback on M! Countdown on July 5th.

Source: KBS World

[NEWS] B2ST’s Doojoon thanks fans for their birthday greetings

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 04:12 AM PDT

Celebrating his birthday today, B2ST member Doojoon took some time to visit Twitter and thank his fans for their birthday greetings.

On July 4th, Doojoon tweeted, "Thank you for all those birthday wishes. I'll be back after working hard shooting a music video."

B2ST leader Yoon Doojoon was born on July 4th 1989 and is celebrating his 23rd birthday (24th in Korea) today. Currently, B2ST members are in New York to film the music video for their comeback.

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk enjoys some street foods after practice

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 03:57 AM PDT

Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk shared a photo of himself enjoying delicious treats from a roadside stall.

On July 4th, the star tweeted, "After Cri Show dance practice ended, ate some Ddukbokki and Soondae at Apgujeong Rodeo Drive…", and attached the above photo.

In the photo, Jang Geun Suk can be seen in casual clothes with his hair tied in a topknot. He is enjoying a stick of fishcake while a plate full of Ddukbokki rests in front of him.

Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk is preparing for his second Asia tour titled 'The Cri Show 2' which will start at Seoul's Korea University on July 7th. The tour will then proceed to four cities in Japan (Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka), Shanghai and Shimchun, China to Taiwan, and Thailand.

[NEWS] 2PM Wooyoung’s big wrapping promotion drags attention

Posted: 04 Jul 2012 03:42 AM PDT

2PM's Jang Wooyoung, who has already captured female heart with his dance teaser clip, is once again dragging attention with his wrapping promotion.

JYP Entertainment maximized the expectation for Jang Woo Young's solo album activity by wrapping the city with stylish photo of him starting from JYP Center, Yongsan, 20 bus stations and Hongdae subway station by the morning of July 4th.

The photos of Wooyoung, which decorated the metropolitan area in Seoul, are exceptionally big promotion for a solo singer, thus dragging many citizen's attention. Furthermore, it is told that this is reminding people about his drastic change and charisma revealed through the teaser clips, and naturally raising people's interest about his upcoming stage.

Jang Wooyoung's first solo album will be released on July 8th.

Source: JYP Entertainment