Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"BTOB, Almost debuted with ‘Arirang’?" plus 24 more

"BTOB, Almost debuted with ‘Arirang’?" plus 24 more

BTOB, Almost debuted with ‘Arirang’?

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:50 AM PDT

Group BTOB revealed that they almost debuted with (the name) 'Arirang'.

On the 14th of the broadcast of Power FM (107.7MHz) 'Bom Youngstreet', BTOB appeared as special guest and presented their new song.

When asked about their hard phase during their comeback, they answered, "To understand the 90s vibe was hard. Although the song is not as hard as other genre, but the performance was  difficult, and we've researched on many music videos then."

Also, it was revealed that their new song, 'WOW' was named coincidentally, hence giving rise to attention. Rapper IlHoon sang a lot of 'WOW' adlibs during the recording, and it was later then decided that the title track to be titled, 'WOW'.

In fact, BTOB's actual team name was not BTOB. It was revealed that there were some names nominated, and they have named a few of them. Eunkwang shyly said, "Arirang, Asian King, Sonic, and also 74 (Sventy four) and more."

He then followed, "Our senior, G.NA from our agency initially named us 'Boys To Boys' which actually meant 'Boys will always be boys'. But it was later changed to 'Born To Beat' (born for the beat)"

Meanwhile, BTOB is currently promoting a 90s title track, 'WOW', and their talented side has attracted even fans in their 30s and 40s.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: SBS E News

“MBLAQ” delivers 2000kg rice donation to Gangnam-gu

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:20 AM PDT

Gangnam-gu Commissioner Shin Yeon-hee(2nd on the right) discloses that on the afternoon of the 15th the Suseo Myeonghwa Social Welfare Center received popular idol group MBLAQ's 2000kg rice donation.

Officials explain "MBLAQ's rice donation will help the children of 16,600 families in financial difficulties able to have a warm/hearty meal."

SOURCE:  Asiae Korea
TRANSLATION:  liliceprincess

Chinese fans celebrates Jang Geun Suk’s 20th anniversary

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Jang Geun Suk's Chinese fan club members prepared a major event for the Asia's Prince's 20th anniversary of debut.

On October 15th, Jang Geun Suk's fans implemented an event in celebration of his 20th debut anniversary. They chose the three busiest parts of the subway in Korea surrounding Myeongdong station, Hongdae station, and Jang Geun Suk's alma mater Hanyang University station to display large-scale advertisements.

The advertisements will appear on the 7-4 line from Myeongdong to Chungmu, 9-4 line from Hongdae to Sinchon, and 7-3 line from Hanyang to Simni, and will run from October 15th to November 15th.

The event is more meaningful because all of his fans from Chinese region participated, and this year is a very special year to Jang Geun Suk himself as well.

Jang Geun Suk said, "I feel grateful for the fans' amazing support and love for me. That is making this year even more meaningful and special for me. I was so surprised that all of my fans from the Chinese region participated in the event, and I'll do my best to pay back their endless love. Great thanks to the fans once again."

Source: StarN News

Kim Hyun Joong to release 1st Japanese full album ‘Unlimited’

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong, who is currently busy filming for his upcoming drama 'City Conquest', is gearing up to release his first full length Japanese album in December.

Titled 'Unlimited', first full length album will be released on December 12th. The album will contain 14 tracks, including most of his songs from his previous two Japanese singles 'KISS KISS / Lucky Guy' and 'HEAT' as well as new Japanese songs, "Save Today", "I'm Yours" and "Your Story".

'Unlimited' will come in 3 different versions. There will be one normal edition and two limited editions, which include a DVD, each featuring a different music video.

B.A.P to host fan club inauguration ceremony

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 07:00 AM PDT

Rookie idol group B.A.P will be hosting the inauguration ceremony of its official fan club.

On October 17th, TS Entertainment announced that the group will host an inauguration ceremony for B.A.P's fan club. Titled, '1st BABY DAY', the event will be held at the Hwa Jeong Gymnasium on the Korea University campus at 7 PM (KST).

B.A.P has been planning the special event to thank their fans for their love and support during the past nine months of the members' singing career. At the ceremony, the boys will perform a medley of their hits as well as solo stages of each member.

Meanwhile, B.A.P will release its 3rd single on October 23rd.

Kim Hyun Joong renews contract with Key East Entertainment

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Already two years have passed since Kim Hyun Joong left DSP Media and signed with Key East Entertainment in June of 2010. Since then, Kim Hyun Joong has further established himself as an actor, and has even added a few more songs on his repertoire as a now solo singer.

With the ending of that contract, Kim Hyun Joong has decided to renew his contract with Key East. According to insiders, the singer is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Bae Yong Jun to become recognized as a Hallyu Star.

Kim Hyun Joong acknowledges Key East's strengths, including its expertise in introducing the agency's talents into the Japanese and other Asian markets.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong is currently busy filming the new drama 'City Conquest', set to start its run early 2013.

Source: KBS

Epik High reveals more information about ‘99’ album

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 06:00 AM PDT

After releasing concept photos and the full tracklist earlier today, Epik High has revealed more informations about their upcoming 7th album, '99'.

According to YG Entertainment's official Facebook page, Epik High named the album '99' because (1) the members madly love number '9', (2) the album includes 9 songs with various styles (plus one short tune), (3) the title embraces the meaning of the music of 99% people, not upper 1% and (4) Epik High is celebrating their 9th year anniversary since debut.

In addition, more details regarding each track from the album have been revealed.

"It's Cold" - a prereleased song that has recorded `all-kill` in music charts by amazing voices of Epik High and Lee Hi prior to unveiling the album.
"UP" - the title song that is a combination of Old school Hip Hop and Rock, and a unique 'power-combi' work done by the collaboration of Epik High and Park Bom from 2NE1.
"DON'T HATE ME" - a song that represents brave outsiders through Alternative Rock, as well as is the double title song promoting `Anti-Hate` campaign.
"사랑한다면 해선 안될 말" - talking about the regret of the past in a humorous way through 80's Old Pop.
"아까워" - a song through which Epik High's rap and a mellow voice of 개코 from Dynamic Duo have `street sensibility duel`on Beatbox.
"비켜" - a song, for Epik High's true fans, that will be available on offline (CD) only,
"악당" - a wicked song that shouts out it is better to be a wild bad boy than a dull hero
"Ghost" - a gloomy tune
"KILL THIS LOVE" - a dark, classical song projected through Electro and Dubstep sounds, and to "NEW BEAUTIFUL" - a cheering song for `people in a fringe group` who endures and live in inflexible society.

HyunA’s “Very Hot” banned from KBS and MBC

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 05:30 AM PDT

4minute HyunA's new track "Very Hot" off of her upcoming solo album 'Melting' has been deemed unfit for broadcast by MBC and KBS.

On October 17th, Cube Entertainment "Specific brand name (Kakao Talk) included in the lyrics caused a problem. The lyrics for the track reflects HyunA's real and average life off the stage and the brand name was a part of that process. It hasn't been decided whether we'll be fixing the lyrics or not."

The song "Very Hot" drew a lot of attention as it is HyunA's first co-produced and co-written track. Meanwhile, 'Melting' will be released on October 22nd.

Source: Star News

JYJ’s Jaejoong wants to cast in a horror movie

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 05:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong revealed that he wishes to act in a horror movie.

On October 16th, Jaejoong along with Song Ji Hyo, Oh Dal Soo and Han Sang Jin attended the press conference for the film 'Jackal is Coming' which took place at Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Seoul.

During the event, Jaejoong stated, "It was my first time to cast in a movie, and it was a lot of fun. I was so grateful that I was given such a great environment where I can only focus on my work."

He added, "I want to shoot another movie. PD Bae Hyung Joon asked if I wanted to shoot a movie instead of a drama for my next project. It would be great to cast in a totally different genre, such as horror."

miss A’s Suzy curses in her sleep?

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 04:40 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy revealed her sleeping habit.

On October 16, Suzy appeared on SBS' 'Strong Heart' and revealed that she has really bad sleeping habits. The idol star shared, "No matter how many alarm clocks go on, I won't wake up. I try to fix it, but I can't."

Then, other guests showed doubts, she started telling a real story from the past. Suzy revealed, "I sleep very deeply but I respond and sometimes I curse. One time my manager came into the room to wake me and I suddenly opened my eyes and said, 'Get out'."

However, she told that she didn't remember anything, and surprised everyone.

"After I woke up and got in the car, I noticed my manager looking upset and I asked him what happened," said Suzy. "My manager said I had my eyes open and even talked to him informally. Even my dog attacked the manager and I don't remember it at all."

CNBLUE to hold 4th concert in Korea

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 04:20 AM PDT

CNBLUE will be holding their fourth exclusive concert in Korea this December.

According to their agency FNC Entertainment, CNBLUE members are embarking on their yet-to-be-titled concert at the Seoul Olympic Park Handball Stadium on December 15th and 16th. This will be the group's first concert in nearly a year.

Currently, CNBLUE is hosting their Japan tour, dubbed 'CNBLUE Arena Tour 2012~ COME ON~,' which has attracted 100,000 audience to all nine shows held in a total of 6 cities in Japan. They will conclude the arena tour with concerts in Saitama Super Arena on the October 20 and 21.

ZE:A’s Junyoung releases remix version of “Aftermath”

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 04:00 AM PDT

ZE:A's leader Moon Junyoung, who recently suffered from an ankle injury, has released a special remix of "Aftermath" for the fans.

Released on ZE:A's official Youtube channel on October 17th, the remix version of "Aftermath" is the first self-composed project of Junyoung. The song is the title track to their second studio album 'Spectacular' which was released back on July.

Listen to the remix version below.

Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s sleeping appearance gains interest

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 03:40 AM PDT

Girls' Generation member Taeyeon's sleeping appearance is drawing much interest from the fans.

Recently, several screen captures of Taeyeon under the title "Taeyeon's sleeping: fantasy vs reality" have been uploaded on an online community board.

In the first picture, Taeyeon maintained her idol image during her sleep in an advertisement for Ace Bed, which Girls' Generation serves as an endorsement models for.

However, the other pictures, which were captures of a scene from the variety show 'Running Man', Taeyeon showed the exact opposite, sleeping on her stomach with messy hair and groggy face.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye lectures at George Washington University

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 03:20 AM PDT

As previously reported, Wonder Girls' Sunye became a guest speaker at George Washington University.

The Republic of Korea Embassy and the Korean Cultural Industry Foundation teamed up and held a forum at Washington D.C's George Washington University to spread the word of the 'Hallyu wave'

Titled, 'Global Hallyu Forum – Riding the Hallyu Wave', Sunye voiced out her opinions about the Korean culture being spread around the world by relating it to her field experiences as one of the active K-pop idol stars.

Check out the clip below.

5dolls and T-ara's Dani reveal cute selca "Uncle fans hypnotized"

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 03:00 AM PDT

5dolls, including member Hyoyoung, have revealed their cute polaroid photo with T-ara's Dani.

In the photo revealed on October 17th, 5dolls Hyoyoung and Hyewon as well as four-actove British girl Shannon posed with T-ara's new member Dani.

T-ara's Dani and 5dolls Hyoyoung and other members are known to practice together and give advice to eachother, and have thus developed a close relationship.

Meanwhile, Dani was introduced through T-ara's "DAY BY DAY" and "SEXY LOVE" drama music videos and will debut in early 2013 with T-ara's comeback. 5dolls are practicing to make a comeback in February of next year with a new look.

Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem 

Infinite’s Woohyun Promotes Coffee Cojjee on TV

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 02:30 AM PDT

Infinite's Woohyun Promotes Coffee Cojjee (which is JYJ's Kim Jaejoong coffe shop) on TV.

Check out the video below. (from 0:15 – 0:22)

Credit: Wingxxxxx via fathifaith
Video Credit: Darak69TV

Girls’ Generation – TTS Performs at Yeosu Expo Celebratory Show

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 02:15 AM PDT

On October 15th, Girls' Generation – TTS performed at a concert celebrating the successful 2012 Yeosu Expo, which ran from May 12th to August 12th of this year. Girls' Generation – TTS, made up of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, performed both "Baby Steps" and "Twinkle" from the "Twinkle" mini-album, which was released in April of this year.

Girls' Generation's first subunit, Girls' Generation – TTS received much success with their first mini-album, performing and winning on multiple music shows for several weeks. Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun continue to perform together in special stages for "SMTOWN Live World Tour III" and at other events.

Source: bestiz
Cr: soshified

Hyuna’s new song,”Adult version of ‘Change’.. New Bohemian Concept”

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 02:00 AM PDT

As information of Hyuna's new song 'Ice-Cream's concept has been revealed, it has started to attract attention.

Cube Entertainment has revealed her very first teaser on the 15th. As regards to the pictures, they expressed that, "It was filmed using the New Bohemian concept" and, "It is to show Hyuna eating and sleeping in the car."

In one shot, Hyuna was seen wearing stockings while in another, she was seen barefooted with a blanket in the car. Through her living conditions, a New Bohemian vibe can be felt. Jacket pictures revealed on this day have shown Hyuna's both distinctive sexy gaze yet cute expressions, as well as her entangled hairstyle.

The music itself is indeed the same as the New Bohemian style concept. A representative spoke, "It's a song that maximizes Hyuna's only charms. We want to show an adult version of 'Change' ". 'Adult version' emphasizes on an adult's freedom rather than on its glam and exposure."

Hyuna's title song, "Ice-Cream' is a Hip Hop song that uses strong sound. Since it's collaborated firstly between hit producer Brave Brothers and Hyuna, it has started to become a hot topic.

Her 2nd mini solo album, which includes title track, 'Ice-Cream' will be released on the 22nd on various online music sites.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: Star Today

Lee Kikwang Thanks fans for BEAST’s 3rd Anniversary

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 01:30 AM PDT

Lee Kikwang gave his grateful greetings for BEAST's 3rd year since debut.

BEAST's Lee Kikwang has expressed his grateful heart on BEAST's 3rd Anniversary.

On the 16th, he wrote on his twitter, "To our fans who cherished and cheered for BEAST from the side, front, back, and secretly hiding inside for three years thank you so much."

He then followed with, "We will work harder in the future to show off a better side of us thank you ^^!" expressing his gratitude to fans.

BEAST has debuted for 3 years since their debut in 2009 October.

Netizens who grasped BEAST's 3rd year anniversary commented, "BEAST's 3rd year anniversary, so cute", "Congrats on BEAST's 3rd anniversary", "It's already BEAST's 3rd year?" and many various responses.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ // Tweet trans: B2STLYTweets
Source: Daejon Ilbo

f(x)'s Victoria uploads an angelic selca on Weibo

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 01:16 AM PDT

f(x)'s leader Victoria uploaded a new selca on her Weibo.

She said,"The weather is getting colder...Sad autumn~everyone be careful not to catch a cold ^0^ Health is wealth~"

She is seen posing cutely with pouty lips,showing her innocent side.

Fans commented,"You have to take good care of yourself too","cute picture" and etc.

KJJ Fanmeeting in Vietnam: Jaejoong fans queue overnight to buy the tickets

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 01:00 AM PDT

When the information about Kim Jaejoong's Fanmeeting has been spead rapidly in the Internet, a huge number of this Korean idol's fans are determined to be one of the very first people who can get good tickets.

Tickets are begun to sell from 10 a.m this morning 14/10 at The Burger Corner, Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, but since 7 p.m yesterday 13/10, a lot of fans have been waiting there. When the store closed, some fans gathered in group and wandered on Saigon Streets, took pictures, chatted and then returned to the ticket-selling location to queue.

In this situation, the organizers had to mobilize the bodyguards to ensure the security in the area as well as the fans, most of which are teenagers. There were two girls from Korea waiting here to buy the tickets.

Source: ione
E-trans by LinhLinh@CielJJ + Shared by CielJJ

Who has the skinniest legs in T-ara?

Posted: 17 Oct 2012 12:00 AM PDT

Recently, a few photos of T-ara surfaced online which became a hot topic among netizens.

You can see in the photo the members of T-ara are standing side by side for an event. With the girls standing side by side, you cant help but notice who has the skinniest legs in t-ara.

No doubt Boram has the skinniest legs in the group. Also, recent photos of Boram where she wears shorts showing her legs have been shared in comparison and it looks like she really has very slim legs.

Could it be because of her recent weight loss? What do you think?

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

Shin Min Ah transforms into bag designer

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 11:30 PM PDT

Actress Shin Min Ah recently tried her hand at designing a fashionable eco bag.

Shin Min Ah has launched a line of eco-friendly bags through the cosmetics company Amore Pacific. A representative of the leading cosmetic corporation stated, "She was a true professional, taking on the project and seeing it through despite her hectic schedule."

The actress expressed her special affection towards an eco bag. She usually enjoys drawing so she had a great time working on this project. Shin Min Ah commented, "Women's bags should be pretty no matter what."

Not only the "Min Ah" bags are attractive, but also they are high quality. The bags will be available at Aritaum shops and department stores nationwide.

24K releases video teaser for “Secret Love”

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 11:12 PM PDT

After making their highly anticipated debut with "Hurry Up", Choeun Entertainment's new idol group, 24K "two-four K" has just released a video teaser for next track, "Secret Love".

24K is a new dance-focused group which is made up of six members Cory, Seok June, Byung Ho, Sung Oh, Ki Su and Dae Il, and ranging in Western age from 20~22. The group is actually composed of two units 2K (hip hop) and 4K (acoustic band), who debuted earlier this June with "Rocking Girl".

Check out the video below.

IU and Yoon Do Hyun have a cute conversation on Twitter

Posted: 16 Oct 2012 11:10 PM PDT

IU and Yoon Do Hyun's conversation is bringing much laughter to the fans.

On October 16th, Yoon Do Hyun wrote on his Twitter, "When do you get pissed off? I mean, angry?"

IU wittily responded, "When I get a mosquito bite on my face after having a face massage for an important TV show the day after."

To this, Yoon Do Hyun replied back, "I thought things could happen, but I think I'll start getting angrier slowly."

Netizens who saw IU and Yoon Do Hyun's cute conversation commented, "Yoon Do Hyun and IU's conversation is so funny", "IU's so cute" and "Great to see them keeping a close relationship."

Source: StarN News