Thursday, October 25, 2012

"SHINee works with Mika Nanagawa for SPUR Magazine" plus 24 more

"SHINee works with Mika Nanagawa for SPUR Magazine" plus 24 more


SHINee works with Mika Nanagawa for SPUR Magazine

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 08:56 AM PDT

SHINee works with Mika Nanagawa for SPUR Magazine.

Keita Maruyama said on his Twitter account "For SPUR that's to be on sale on 22nd November, we had shooting session few days ago where SHINee donned apparels of Tokyo's men brand that I styled. We had Mika Ninagawa as the photographer. It's gonna be a page full of charm so please have a look."

Keita Maruyama is also the designer in charge for the single Dazzling Girl. SPUR is a fashion magazine.
Note: Ninagawa is a photographer known for coordinating super bright and colorful spreads, as well as her work on AKB48's most popular music video, "Heavy Rotation." 


Source: keitamaruyama
Translated by: redleonette

B1A4 - The theme for their new song is “a cute playboy”!?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 08:24 AM PDT


B1A4 - The theme for their new song is "a cute playboy"!?

Q: This time, please tell us about your new single that you have released on August 29th.
[Everyone] Okay~.
[CNU] This song mixes in the somewhat nostalgic sounds of the 80's and 90's and the now popular electro sound.
[Jinyoung] I believe that it is an impressive song that makes you have a happy feeling and has a good rhythm bass. And the theme for this song is "a cute playboy" who is apologetic to his girlfriend, but for only one night is going to deceive her.
[Gongchan]The story is that he puts her to sleep first and then he secretly goes out to have fun, but he is also worried about what if she finds out.

Q: Although you say playboy, you're not a complete playboy then?
[Sandeul] Yes. While feeling sorry for what he isdoing and has a weak attitude, he is a playboy who you cannot hate (laugh).

Q: He is admitting that he is the "bad guy" in the end by saying and
[Jinyoung] But I think that that is the good thing about the protagonist, the cute side of him. He prepares to leave to town by putting on his jacket, but from there he starts to have an internal conflict.
[Sandeul] But his wanting to go out at night wins and he leaves (laugh). I think that the way his feelings are moved and changed are an interesting part of this song. Also the part was something I would have never been able to think of and interesting.

Q: The music and lyrics this time were created by Jinyoung (The secret stories of the production will be revealed in the following issues!).
[Sandeul] When I first heard this song, I was like "Jinyoung hyung, you're the best!!~~~!!!" and wanted to jump onto him, that's how much I liked this song and I couldn't sleep from being so excited (laugh).

Q: Did you go out to town and make a racket like in the lyrics?
[Jinyoung] As far as I know, Sandeul went to bed as usual (laugh).
[Sandeul] Huh? Did I get tired from the excitement and go to bed then? (laugh).
[Jinyoung]But Sandeul's sleeping face is really cute (laugh).

Q: Like you're seeing the sleeping face of a baby.
[Gongchan] If you're only watching his sleeping face then it is really healing but his sleeping habits……
[Everyone] (laugh)

Q: Then we shall have a specific interview for that later. We know that Baro writes his own raps, but what was everyone's reaction when you let them hear it for the first time?
[Baro] Everyone's reactions were different, but they said that "It's original!""It's interesting!"

Q: What is your favorite part of the rap?
[Baro]I like "Good nightchu(heart) I'll see you tomorrow" the best. But saying that, this part was the most difficult to rap. Because we have already recorded several songs in Japanese, the other parts were not hard to rap, but only this part didn't turn out the way I imagined. I tried about 100 times in recording to get it (force smile).

Q: We did not know you struggled that much!? How was it for you Sandeul?
[Sandeul] I still have difficulty with the pronunciations. But this is something that I would have to practice and get used to, so I am going to try my best and practice a lot!
[Gongchan]When we record in Japanese, we try to pronounce the Japanese words as accurately as possible so that our Japanese fans don't listen to it uncomfortably and with a sense of distance, and the recording takes longer for that matter.
[Jinyoung] But compared to our debut single, I think we can record faster now. When we first recorded, we sang our original song that was translated into Japanese and we tried to understand the lyrics and struggled, but this time, since we were used to the difference, I think we were able to record it faster.
[CNU] To be honest, I haven't had any experiences like what is said in "Oyasumi good night" so I had trouble trying to figure out how to express the lyrics in the song. Jinyoung advised me saying "Why don't you sing while imagining a playboy" so I recorded while having my own image of a playboy.

Q: So in this song, the 5 of you are playing 5 different playboys.
[Jinyoung] Yes. But in the music video (MV), Baro is the protagonist and plays a "cute playboy" who dreams about secretly going out on a date with a different girl! And we play the roles of the friend who helps "that playboy = Baro" in succeeding in his plan.!
[Gongchan] We help Baro hyung by making his girlfriend look away and safely see another girl~
[Sandeul] I think it is an interesting MV where you can see how our team work was tested throughBaro's funny acting and B1A4 who helps Baro.

Q: How was it for you, Baro, to act as the protagonist?
[Baro] I am helped by my friends in order to see another girl, but I have never been in a situation like this either, so I imagined "Maybe it goes something like this~?" and had fun with the acting.
[Jinyoung] I would like everyone to watch Baro's bold acting and the rest of our comical acting.
[CNU]Jinyoung's serious and funny acting is also a highlight. He stood out at the recording area and it was a really playful atmosphere.
[Baro] You should also keep an eye out for the different members who played my friends because they all had their own personalities in their acting! And it should be more fun to watch if you closely see our process to get me to get with the other girl. I myself, of course, and I believe the audience will be able to experience the feelings of a cute playboy.

Q: Even a girl?
[Baro] Yes. Don't think of it as the one who is being cheated on, think of it as if you were the one cheating (laugh).
[Sandeul] And it would be nice if you could understand the feelings of a guy! ……Ah! It's not that I am suggesting people to be playboys (laugh).
[Gongchan] I agree. Even if we are friends, I honestly would not want to help with cheating. If I think about how the girlfriend would feel.
[CNU] It would be troublesome if we were thought of as "B1A4 = playboy".
[Jinyoung]Of course I am the same as well. This song is merely only an aspiration and B1A4 is a serious group. Since you can kind of do anything in music. Because you can experience different situations and people and things you cannot normally do in music!
[Sandeul] But I think that it is like us that even in the song that we aren't perfect playboys and that we are cute playboys (laugh).





source: ORICON
trans cr: kouko @ AVIATEB1A4

miss A's Suzy sings Adele's "Someone Like You" on Style Icon Awards 2012

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 07:58 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy sings Adele's Someone Like You on Style Icon Awards 2012,enjoy her performance below

Jaejoong will film his MV in Hong Kong

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 07:53 AM PDT


Member of male group JYJ, Kim Jae Joong, arrived Hong Kong last night. The airport was chaotic due to his 300 fans who came to welcome him. He is staying over at HK for a few days to shoot his MV. Because there are too many fans, he had to hide behind the glass door of the custom upon arrival. He finally came out after 30 mins of waiting. Although surrounded by many of his fan, he managed to get out of the airport safely with the help of the bodyguards. He remained expressionless throughout the process.


Source: Ming Pao News via  Hong Kong Yahoo News
Translation Credit: KareenChan of JYJ3

B1A4- the real super rookie!

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 07:22 AM PDT


Group B1A4 is showing signs as the KPOP rising stars in Japan. With the release of their first Japanese album "1" on October 24th, they ranked 2nd on Oricon Daily chart.

On 25th according to their company WM Entertainment, B1A4's first Japanese full length album occupied the 2nd place on Oricon Daily chart with only a slight difference with singer song-writer Leiri Leo, who is gaining popularity as Japan's "IU" . Particularly, they blew off steam by ranking first place on online daily sales at Japan's major record chains- Tower Record and Shinseido.

The industry officials commented that it is an outstanding achievement for a Korean rookie group to overtake popular female singer Nakajima Miyuki, Kanjani8 and other artists and rise to the first place right after releasing their album.

To this, their company WM Entertainment replied "When B1A4 members heard about this they said, "We are grateful for the interest and love which we never even expected to recieve. We will work harder and present you with better performances" and expressed their burning determinations."

Meanwhile, B1A4 is concentrating on their practices for their comeback in November and is preparing to hold their solo concert in December.


Article Credits: BNT NEWS via nate + glynx @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Translation: Mochi Muffins @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM 


B1A4 - If you were to have a catchphrase for every member……!?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 06:51 AM PDT


B1A4 - If you were to have a catchphrase for every member……!

Q: Throughout this series, I believe that we understand each member's character and individuality to some extent so now we would like you guys to make a catchphrase for each other.
[Sandeul] I'm good at making catchphrases~.

Q: Well then please make a catchphrase for B1A4's father, Jinyoung.
[Sandeul]……(thinks for a while).
[Jinyoung] Wait~ didn't you say you were good at this!?
[Everyone] (laugh)
[Sandeul] No that's not it! It's because Jinyoung hyung has so much charms! It's only take a long time to organize all of that!
[CNU] Then let's wait until Sandeul thinks of one~
[Sandeul] CNU hyung is really nice (laugh)
[Gongchan] I have one.
[Sandeul] Then Gongchan, please say yours' first~ by all means~
[Jinyoung]It seems like you don't have one yet.
[Baro] Maybe he's only acting like he's thinking about it (laugh)
[Jinyoung] That's a big possibility~ (laugh)
[Sandeul] That's not true~ But Gongchan said that he has one so it's out of my kindness to let him say his first.
[Gongchan] Thank you Sandeul hyung~

Q: Then Gongchan, please tell us.
[Gongchan] Jinyoung hyung is "the evangelist of positive thinking"
[Sandeul] (quickly) That's what I was thinking too―!
[Baro] He's totally lying!
[Sandeul] I'm not lying!
[Baro] Now he's mad at me because he lied (laugh)
[Sandeul] We are actually often asked questions like this in both Korea and Japan. That's why I wanted to think of something new and different but because it's something like a catchphrase, you need to choose the right words that fit the person the best, and I couldn't think of any other words and was thinking that this was hard~

Q: So it was your kindness. Thank you for your concern~!
[Sandeul] No, no (shy laugh).

Q: By the way Gongchan, what is the reason why you chose "the evangelist of positive thinking" as Jinyoung's catchphrase?
[Gongchan] For example, when something didn't go right, and everyone is at their lowest thinking 'Ahh~ What should we do? Is this okay?' or when we all have feelings of uncertainty or even when we don't know what do to and we're all frozen, Jinyoung hyung would come along and say "We can do it if we try! Why aren't we doing anything?! Come on, we'll start now!" and move us all to think positively. It's because Jinyoung hyung is at the top pulling us that we are able to think of things in a positive matter rather then negatively.

Q: I see. That's why he is the evangelist.
[CNU] Jinyoung is also "the mirror of positivity". Like if you were to look into a mirror, when we look at Jinyoung, we naturally start to think like "We will do our best~" in a positive way.




Q: He's a fantastic leader, and father. What would the catchphrase for B1A4's mother CNU be then?
[Jinyoung]I have one. Oh Sandeul, can I say it first?
[Sandeul] Of course, by all means~.
[Jinyoung] The calm mother.
[CNU]……bear. "The calm mother bear".
[Sandeul] That's it~.

Q: You named yourself (laugh).
[Baro] Like we mentioned before, CNU hyung is always very relaxed and has a calm personality and is really like a bear. So I think this catchphrase fits him perfectly!
[Jinyoung] Then Baro, on the contrary, is fast and has a face of a squirrel so you are "Squirrel Vitamin".
[Everyone] (laugh)
[CNU] When Baro gets excited, his speaking becomes really fast~.
[Sandeul] It really is like a squirrel talking (laugh). Please visualize that image.

 Q: Ok, we visualized it.
[Sandeul] He is doing exactly what you just visualized (laugh)
[Jinyoung]What I mean by vitamin is that, like we mentioned before, he is the "Dose of vitamin for the team"!

 Q: So he is the source of energy for B1A4.
[Jinyoung] Yes. But that can be said about everyone in the group.



Q: Now let's make a catchphrase for Gongchan.
[Sandeul] Why am I not chosen before him? In terms of order (in age) I should be before Baro too.
[Baro] Isn't that because Jinyoung hyung compared me to CNU hyung being a bear and talked about me first?
[CNU] That is true, Sandeul's catchphrase would seem to have the most impact (laugh).
[Baro] I already have one in mind (laugh).
[Sandeul] I'm not sure if I'm excited to know or scared (laugh).
[Jinyoung] I thought of a catchphrase for Gongchan.

Q: Please tell us.
[Jinyoung] Last time, Baro said in the family composition, that Gongchan was the "adult-like baby" and I thought that that could be Gongchan's catchphrase. But to have the same exact thing would be boring so I slightly changed it to "mature baby" (laugh).
[Sandeul] It really did only slightly change (laugh).
[CNU] But being an "adult-like baby" and a "mature baby" seems the same but have different nuances.
[Jinyoung] He's aware of his surroundings, and is trustworthy and may seem adult-like but Gongchan isn't completely an adult yet (laugh).

Q: So he is more mature?
[Jinyoung] Yes. He's still growing in becoming an adult. That's why he's a "mature baby". But Gongchan isn't forcing himself to be this way; he just naturally does it and notices a lot of things.
[Gongchan] If that's the case, then I think that Jinyoung hyung is a complete "adult". Of course there are times when he is child-like though.
[Jinyoung] And CNU hyung is also an "adult" as well.
[Sandeul] Then what am I?
[Jinyoung] Sandeul and Baro are adults, but haven't even matured, still kids, they're my sons (laugh).
[Baro] But I think that I'm more of an "adult" than Sandeul is!
[Sandeul] Eh, I'm more of an "adult"~

 Q: and the kids are bickering, what do you say father?
[Jinyoung] (immediately) They're the same (straightforward).
[Sandeul] Okay~. Will someone say my catchphrase for me then?

Q: It is finally the awaited Sandeul's turn~.
[Sandeul] Ah~ I'm so excited~!
[Jinyoung] I can only think of "Life's sitcom" for Sandeul (laugh).



Q: You did mention the humorous episode of Sandeul's life style that is like a comedy comic before didn't you?
[Jinyoung] When you're around Sandeul, a lot of unexpected things happen and it's fun. Of course they're not all good experiences and things may break or he may cause trouble and get me upset (laugh), but Sandeul doesn't purposely have bad intentions, he just kind of mysteriously attracts those kinds of things.
[Sandeul] I'm always thinking "Why do things like this always happen to me?" (laugh). I also don't know what is going to happen so we're always panicking~.
[Jinyoung] And his reactions are as if they are drawn. I just never get bored whenever I'm around him.
[CNU] Sandeul's actions itself are funny and he can make his surrounding into a fun and bright atmosphere. He's a "happy virus" (virus of happiness).

Q: If it's a happy virus, then you wouldn't be afraid to be caught by it. Rather if it brings people happiness then it should be scattered everywhere.
[Sandeul] Ok, I'll scatter it~.
[Baro]Although as a result we are happy, we're in trouble when we're in the vortex of it (laugh).


: I see, I see~.
[Sandeul] I'm even more desperate~.
[Jinyoung] You are the one who over exaggerates. But it's the Sandeul who is like this that is fun to be around.
[Sandeul] Isn't that true~ (gets carried away)
[Gongchan] Times like these (more likely to have an accident) are the most dangerous! Sandeul hyung, please be careful!
[Sandeul] Ok. As expected from the "mature baby", you're really keen~ (laugh)
[Jinyoung] It may be because of Sandeul that he has to be keen (laugh).
[Sandeul] So it's thanks to me? Yay~!
[Jinyoung] I can give you my title as a person with "positive thinking".
[Sandeul] Really? I have so many catchphrases, I don't know what to do~.
[Baro] You can change is everyday?
[Sandeul] That's a good idea! (he says as he hit the desk really hard) Ow~! I think I put in too much strength.
[Everyone] (laugh)
[Jinyoung] That's why Gongchan just warned you (laugh).
[CNU] So we're basically always like this~ (laugh).

 Q: I now understand~.


source: ORICON
trans cr: kouko @ AVIATEB1A


Who is the biggest scapegoat in Teen Top’s Hidden Camera?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 06:22 AM PDT


For the first time after group Teen Top's debut, they lapsed into a mental breakdown.

On the recent recording of MBC Music "Teen Top & 100% Brothers' Outing", they were prank on a hidden camera for the first time ever.

The concept of the program was 'the project to find out the real man', hence the first mission given was 'the strength of man' In order to find out Teen Top's strength, they conducted a hidden camera before filming started which showcased their reactions when they saw ladies carrying heavy baggage.

The reactions were explosive. The member who was chosen as 'the best power man' showed his proactive caring side, moved the hearts of ladies and earned the cheers and applause from the staff. In contrary, the member who was chosen as 'the worst power man' suffered a mental breakdown when the hidden camera was revealed.

In particular, Chunji and L.Joe claimed it was an editing conspiracy and protested loudly, causing the recording to come to a stand still.

On the other hand, you can find out Teen Top's strength and mannerisms in the hidden camera which will be broadcast through MBC Music 'Teen Top & 100% Brothers' Outing' on 26th October 6PM KST.


Eng trans: @oursupaluv
Source: Naver

Girls' Generation's Jessica attends the "Beaker" event

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 06:08 AM PDT

 Girls' Generation's "Gorjess" member Jessica attends the "Beaker" event earlier today.

She has been attending many events recently,making her the "event queen" in SNSD.She is seen wearing blue denim top and white pants at the event,check out more photos below.



SHINee's flight arrival details for SHINee World in Hong Kong

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 05:30 AM PDT


SHINee World in Hong Kong will commence on October 27th.

SHINee HK Flight Arrival Details
Onew, Jonghyun, Key and Minho are scheduled to arrive on October 26th at 10.30 PM HKT via OZ745. Taemin will arrive on October 27th at 12.45PM HKT via KE613. 

All Shawols please stay safe and wait in an orderly manner.


Source: LTwoEntertainmentHK
Translated by: eimanjjong 

Shinsadong Tiger and LE of EXID hang out in the studio

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 05:51 AM PDT


Popular producer Shinsadong Tiger and LE of EXID were seen hanging out in the recording studio. On the 25th of October, LE updated her twitter account and shared, "I made a song and hyung listened to it. Thank you and also for posing a photo with me" and shared a couple of photos.

In her photos you can see LE playing the piano and Shinsadong Tiger is beside her listening too. Also they took a photo together. Shinsadong Tiger is one of the sought after producers in the industry and for him to be spending time with EL must be pretty awesome. Shinsadong Tiger also shared his thoughts about EL, he said, "EL is a good lyricist and composer, she has a good ability to express emotions into her lyrics. She has a good future being a singer and I wont be surprised if she becomes a composer too".

Source: Nate

Which international Hip Hop artists has Ailee met?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 05:49 AM PDT


It looks like Ailee has met a lot of international Hip Hop artists. Recently, a couple of photos of Ailee before she debuted surfaced online and became a hot topic among netizens. In the photos you can see Ailee posing with various well-known artists ofthe Hip Hop genre.

She met and took photos with Pharell Williams, Common, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. These artists are no ordinary singers or rappers. They are also popular producers and have multi-platinum albums. It's impressive how Ailee got to meet all of them. Netizens commented, "Wow, she has really good contacts", "I wonder how she got to know them", "She looks like shes's close with really influential people".

Source: nate

Jewelry shows off their slender legs while riding a boat

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 05:53 AM PDT


The members of Jewelry go on a nice sea trip.

On the 25th of October, their official website was updated sharing a couple of photo's of the members of Jewelry enjoying their trip to sea on board a fancy boat. All of the members were present except for Yewon who had a schedule and could not join the rest of the group.

The girls showed off their slender figure and chic fashion style. Netizens commented, "Wow, they went on a trip to the sea, i envy them", "They look so chic", "I like their style".

Meanwhile, the group is currently promoting their new song "Look at me".

Source: Newsen

Goo Hye Sun's childhood photo back in elementary revealed!

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 03:30 AM PDT


Actress, Director and many others Goo Hye Sun shares a childhood photo of herself. Recently, she updated her twitter account and shared, "This is me back when I was an elementary student. Cute right?" and shared a photo. You can see a very young Goo Hye Sun in the photo with a very warm smile.

No doubt she looks really cute and beautiful even when she was in her elementary days. A natural beauty indeed as she looks still the same now only a bit mature. She still has the same angelic and warm charisma. Netizens commented, "She looks like an angel", "Shes so pretty! even when she was still in elementary", "Superior genes indeed".

Source: Nate

f(x)'s Krystal is enjoying her vacation in San Francisco

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 03:25 AM PDT

f(x)'s Krystal celebrated her birthday on 24th October.

She shared some new photos through her official Me2day earlier today.

She mentioned,"enjoying San Francisco",she is seen posing near the Golden Gate Bridge in the photo above,showing various happy expressions.

She is such a happy girl!

Photo Source: Krystal's Me2day

Sandara Park poses with a beer tower

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 03:00 AM PDT


Looks like 2ne1's Dara went a little adventurous in her recent trip to the Philippines. On the 24th of October,  Dara shared a photo of her posing beside a beer tower. She said, "I would like to introduce to you one of the interesting things in the Philippines. San Miguel Beer. Minorsdo not drink!".

You can see Dara posing and holding the beer tower filled with San Miguel Beer, perhaps she drank the beer as well? Well, its no surprise as Dara is already mature enough to drink alcohol. Netizens commented, "To those who will visit Philippines, you should not forget to try drinking that beer", "Looks like Dara likes the taste of the beer", "She's so pretty".

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

Kang Ho Dong to have a secured recording for SBS Star King

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 02:30 AM PDT


Kang Ho Dong is expected to make a comeback in the industry via SBS "Star King" and a lot are anticipating his return to the variety show. However, SBS will be making sure everything will be as secured and controlled as possible. On the 25th of October, a representative from SBS shared, "There is a schedule for Kang Ho Dong to film for Star King this coming 29th. We will be having a controlled and secured filming for his first recording".

SBS Shared that they will go through the usual process of filming and will add security and ensure total control of the site. Since this will be Kang Ho Dongs first filming for his comeback, there will be a lot of media attention on this endeavor. SBS will ensure that nothing will go wrong in the recording process.

Source: Nate

Girls’ Generation to Endorse G-Star RAW Clothing Line in Japan

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 02:00 AM PDT


G-Star RAW, a designer clothing company based in the Netherlands specializing in denim, has revealed that Girls' Generation, Asia's representative artist, will be endorsing the high quality urban clothing brand in Japan. G-Star RAW Japan released the above image through their Facebook andTwitter accounts as a preview for Girls' Generation's endorsement, showing the members in jeans and white tops.

The nine members, selected for their strong image of natural beauty and purity that complements their cute appearance and femininity, will act as muses for the brand's Spring/Summer 2013 line.

This is the latest of Girls' Generation's endorsements in Japan, which have so far included e-ma throat candies, Lipton Tea, and 7-11.


Cr: soshified


Sunny to Return as Brenda in ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 01:30 AM PDT


Sunny will be returning to the stage to act in the second run of the musical "Catch Me If You Can".

Sunny will reprise her role as Brenda, the cute love interest of the main character, Frank Abagnale Jr. Much of the cast from the first run of "Catch Me If You Can" will also be returning, including CSJH The Grace's Dana, who will share Sunny's role as Brenda, as well as Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Key, who will both be playing Frank Abagnale Jr.

Earlier this year on May 12th, Sunny completed the first run of the musical, receiving praise from fans and critics alike. Sunny was nominated for the Female Newcomer award at the 6th "The Musical Awards" for her role as Brenda.

"Catch Me If You Can" will run from December 14th through February 9th, 2013 at the Seongam Arts Center Opera House. Ticketing will open on November 1st.

Check out the first teaser for the musical below.




Source: Catch Me If You Can official site
Cr: soshified

Director Cha Euntaek talks about T-ara & Eunjung in an interview with News 2 Day

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 01:00 AM PDT


"The T-ara incident made me detest even more Korean's society that cannot tell right from wrong"

Reporter: Recently, you've supported Eunjung through twitter and this became a hot topic. You didn't expect that right? What are your thoughts about the T-ara incident?

In response to the question that the reporter asked mindfully, Director Cha Euntaek surprisingly gave a calm and sharp response. Because of his message of support to Eunjung, Director Cha was also criticized by some netizens. Director Cha was the director for T-ara's MV's like Lovey Dovey, and so have known Eunjung for a long time. He understands Eunjung more than anybody else and truly feels sad and worried about Eunjung.

"Although my message wasn't left simply without thought nor was it left simply just to cheer her on, it still represented my worry and care for her. When she knew that she was cast for , you wouldn't know how happy she was and how hard she worked in preparation. If I was a member of T-ara, I might have hidden away somewhere because of the pain. T-ara being ostracized by the public, this has made me really detest Korean society. I really detest those who, after someone's mistake, add insult to injury without first determining right from wrong. To be honest, I thought "Should I gamble my career in the entertainment industry and just say it all [and argue]? Just say it all on twitter?" I was really angry at the time."

"I've watched them grow since the T-ara members were still trainees. They are kids that have worked hard to become singers, and I was really hurt to see them criticized like that. Eunjung's message on twitter was actually really simple and pure. They cannot go out and play like other teenagers, but have to practice with all their might, running around to complete their activities. They cannot live like other kids of the same age, but are constrained by their work. They are kids who are more simple and pure than others of their age."

"At the time, I was really very upset. To see how the public, without understanding the circumstances, became so sure that there must have been bullying between them. I don't understand, there have been incidents in the past that were much worse, idols who have done illegal things, but why only treat T-ara with such harshness?"

About how his message of support for Eunjung caused a stir amongst netizens, Director Cha said: "Although we should criticise acts that are wrong, but to see people carelessly criticise and condemn acts that are right simply because of their own subjectivity and bias, I really could not carrying on living pretending that I did not see this in our society."

"Eunjung ah, you have to live with strength"

"I always talk with Eunjung, and she told me 'Because of Director-nim, I've gained a lot of strength." She cannot clarify everything about what has happened, simply because they are all very close, in reality, their relationship is not like what outsiders have said, and they do not want each other to be criticised or blamed because of themselves. Because of this incident, they really cried a lot. I really can't bear to see them cry like that. I tried to find ways to comfort them, but I couldn't come up with any good ways but to say to them to live with strength. After Eunjung was forced out of I had once worried that she would do something stupid."


English translation from Chinese translation by Woojung Baidu:http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1941485235
Original Korean article: http://www.news2day....7a101c71aa3280d 

Suzy tweets adorable bare face selca

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 12:30 AM PDT


miss A's Suzy updates her Twitter on the 25th of October with a new selca.

She mentioned,"Have a Good Day" and revealed the photo above,she is seen posing with her hair wet,garnering much attention with her bare face.

Fans commented,"pretty without make-up","she looks better without make-up" and etc.

What do you think?

Goo Hara gets a tattoo that's expressing her affection to JunHyung?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012 12:00 AM PDT


KARA's recent appearance has received quite a lot of attention from the media and netizens. On the 24th of October, Goo Hara attended the "Lacoste Winter Wonderland Party". Goo Hara attended the party wearing red Lacoste mini dress and leggings with cute prints on it. However her cute ensemble was not what caught the attention of many.

Goo Hara was waving to the photographers and she was showing off her new tattoo. Her tattoo was located in her left wrist and ironically she was waving to the photographers with her left hand. The tattoo is a heart shape and many are wondering if it's a sign of her affection towards her boyfriend Yong JunHyung of BEAST. What do you think? Couple rings, couple bracelets perhaps now couple tattoo's too?






Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @ dkpopnews.net

TRAX's Jungmo enlists in the Military

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 11:30 PM PDT


TRAX's Jungmo will be enlisting in the army today. Today, October 25th will be the beginning of Jungmo's mandatory military service. He will be undergoing 4 weeks of basic training and then proceed with his service. However, since Jungmo has a condition in his spine he wont be serving as an active soldier.

Jungmo will be part of the public service officials for his military service. Jungmo will be entering his enlistment silently, with no fan meetings or any last public appearance. With it's members serving the military, TRAX will be on temporary hiatus.

Wonder Girls Yenny and Hye Lim snaps cute selcas together

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 11:00 PM PDT



Wonder Girls' Yenny and Hye Lim took cute selcas together. On the 24th of October, Yenny updated her twitter account and shared, "During our filming for MTTV cover the world" and shared 2 selcas of her and Hye Lim together. Hye Lim and Yenny looked stunning and beautiful in their selcas giving warm smiles in the photo.

Wonder Girls are busy promoting in the U.S. and it's nice of the girls to share selcas to update their fans on their whereabouts. Netizens commented, "So pretty", "They look really close", "They somehow look alike, they could be sisters". Meanwhile, Wonder Girls recently released their new album "Like Money" last October 7 in the U.S. and has been actively promoting there.

Park Myung Soo and Jung Yeob's MV for "Was It A Dream" released

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 10:45 PM PDT


Park Myung Soo featuring Jung Yeob's "Was It A Dream" music video has been released. This is comedian Park Myung Soo's comeback with a new release and this time he is collaborating with Jung Yeob with a new single. This song is a soft ballad that is quite different from Park Myung Soo's upbeat songs. Check out the video below:


Shinhwa's Minwoo to make a solo comeback this year

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 10:30 PM PDT



Lee Minwoo of Shinhwa will be making a solo comeback before the year comes to an end and he will be going by his name of "M". Lee Minwoo shared that he will be starting his solo comeback this year with a series of concerts. He revealed that he will be having a Christmas Live Concert this coming 23rd to 24th of December.

Lee Minwoo will not only be focusing on local activities but plans to pursue activities overseas. However, Lee Minwoo will not be releasing an album this year. Despite long preparations on a new album it will not be released this year. It has been three years since Lee Minwoo promoted as a solo artist. With the other members of Shinhwa currently serving their Military service, Lee Minwoo will be holding various concerts to kick start his comeback.