Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"‘I Miss You’ Park Yoochun and ‘Nice Guy’ Song Joong Ki’s similarities" plus 24 more

"‘I Miss You’ Park Yoochun and ‘Nice Guy’ Song Joong Ki’s similarities" plus 24 more

‘I Miss You’ Park Yoochun and ‘Nice Guy’ Song Joong Ki’s similarities

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 07:55 AM PST

With the rise of 'I Miss You' on Wed-Thurs primetime drama time, the similarities between the two leading men has been noted by the netizens.

While the ending of the drama 'Nice Guy' has sent its follow-up 'Jeon Woo Chi' to the top with 13.2% ratings, 'Nice Guy' is in hot pursuit with the latest ratings showing 11% ratings.

This ascent of 'I Miss You' has also been noted for its similarities with the ascent of 'Nice Guy'.

Firstly, the two dramas are staying true to their titles. With the rise in popularity of the drama 'Nice Guy', Song Joong-ki has become the nation's 'Nice Guy'. With the 5th episode of the 'I Miss You', and the emergence of the adult actors, the drama has sent the fans chanting 'I Miss You'. The appearance of the adult actors jumped the ratings up to 11%, while the previous ratings hovered around 6~7%.

The two leading men, on their breakthrough 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' of 2010, had both appeared in a bright and light teen historical-romance. Their appearance in 2012 in a heavy and tragic revenge dramas are also a similarity between them.

'Nice Guy' began with a premise of a revenge and a false love, blossoming into a full one, while 'I Miss You' ground out a desperate storyline with bullying, rape, kidnapping, and attempted murder from the very beginning.

Whether Park Yoochun can capitalize on his similarities with Song Joong-ki's ascent to the top of the primetime drama scene is to be expected.

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate
Credit: koreandrama

Kim Jaejoong “Tears come out when I think of the past”

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 07:30 AM PST

In the interview with Nocut News, Kim Jaejoong revealed, "In the early phase of the scenario, I was just being me. Of course it was not the case in the later part of the story but I think everybody would be like that if they were kidnapped."

"In the movie, there is a scene where I told Bong Minjung 'It was so hard for me in the past. I don't want to live that life again. I am doing just fine now.' It's not a scene with extreme emotion and I didn't have to cry but I found myself shedding tears. That cut was used in the movie but it actually wasn't in the original script. There were many before-debut stories that I couldn't tell. Maybe my tears fell because of those thoughts."

Last time at the showcase, director Bae Hyungjoon has praised the 'messy' image of Kim Jaejoong. About this, Kim Jaejoong humbly said, "I think he feels relieved seeing me let go of all restrictions without hesitation.  And it seems that he liked the ad-libs [that I made]. Maybe he praised me because I has quickly adapted."

I asked if his fans were shocked by his 'messy' image and received a surprising answer. He said, "I think my fans like it very much as they can see various images of mine. Actually, I also thought that they would love it when I was filming."

Kim Jaejoong is expanding his territory as an actor. He said, "Acting is a new domain. The more I do it, the more I find it refreshing and attractive. It gives motivation to keep going in the future."

But it doesn't mean that Kim Jaejoong would neglect activities as a singer. He promised, "All the members are busy with individual activities. Therefore, we are preparing in advance for new album in spare time. I'll continue music activities as JYJ and as individual."

Like he said, JYJ members have many individual activities now. Drama of Park Yoochun is on air. Kim Junsu continues his musical activities. Like this, it cannot avoid the situation that they have to compete with each other. Even though, the presence of the members is still his great source of strength.

Kim Jaejoong expressed his honest feeling, "The members have activities in the same fields and our activities overlap. That's why we might feel self-conscious or uncomfortable. We are trying our best not to overlap each other."

"When the members have activity (album, drama), I give a lot of support and promote it a lot. But they don't do the same to me. Recently When I was having a meal together with Junsu and my company's staffs told him 'Shouldn't you evidently help to promote [Jaejoong]?' The support of the members is really my great source of strength."

Credit: Nocutnews via Nate
Translated by: Hannah @ PrinceJJ

2PM promoting the Hottest Japan tote bag

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 07:00 AM PST

2PM promoting the Hottest Japan tote bag.

Members of boy group 2PM promotes their Hottest Japan tote bag. Members of the group have an individual pictures while holding the tote bag and posed coolly and funnily.

Check out their pictures below.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

KARA, 2PM and T-ara dominate Oricon’s weekly charts

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 06:30 AM PST

Hallyu groups KARA, 2PM and T-ara dominated the upper tier of this week's Oricon's Weekly Singles and Albums charts.

According to Oricon's latest ranking released on November 26, KARA's 3rd Japanese studio album 'Girls Forever' which was released on November 14th, has sold an impressive 73,224 copies in first week, making them to hold its second position on Oricon Weekly Albums Chart.

2PM's latest Japanese single "Masquerade" managed to sell 130,242 copies for the week and came out in second place of the Oricon's Weekly Singles Chart for the week. T-ara's "Sexy Love" was just close behind, taking the 4th place of the same chart with 40,835 copies sold.

S4’s “She’s My Girl” ft. HyunA tops Indonesian music chart

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 06:15 AM PST

Rookie group S4, who is the winner of the Korean-Indonesian audition program 'Galaxy Superstar Season 1', recently topped Indonesia music chart with their debut song "She's My Girl" feturing 4minute's HyunA.

On November 27th, S4's agency, Rainbow Bridge Agency, stated, "S4, the first singing group jointly produced by Korean and Indonesian productions, reached the number one spot of Melon Indonesia Daily chart with 'She's My Girl' in only 20 days since their debut."

"She's My Girl" which was released in the country on October 26th, has topped the chart on November 25. The music video for the song has been gaining much attention as well, achieving over 300,000 hits on Youtube.

Park Han Byul is fiery lady for ‘Bodyguard’

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 05:55 AM PST

Park Han Byul once again shows off her sexy charisma and stunning beauty for her latest photoshoot with fashion lingerie brand 'Bodyguard'.

She showed off her slender figure in her sexy red bra and similarly colored skirt along with props like black-laced fan and feathery headpiece to complete the "spicy tango" look.

Son Dambi reveals painful past on ‘Strong Heart’

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 05:35 AM PST

During the recent recording of SBS 'Strong Heart', singer Son Dambi shared some painful experience happened before her debut.

Son Dambi revealed, "7 years ago when I was a trainee, my father suddenly collapsed because of a brain hemorrhage. It took him a long time to even wake up and now he was unable to use half of his body", filling the studio with sadness.

The singer then changed the atmosphere by revealing that her father miraculously changed for the better after she debuted and got popular as both singer and actress.

Catch the full story on 'Strong Heart' to be broadcasted on November 27 at 11:15pm KST.

Kim Jang Hoon to release his album via USB sticks

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 05:10 AM PST

Singer Kim Jang Hoon will be releasing his 10th album in USB sticks.

The singer's agency announced that Kim Jang Hoon with be releasing his 10th studio album on December 6th. In addition to CDs, the album will be available in USB version.

The USB version package will have a 4.5cm x 6.5cm USB in a CD case, containing songs in both wave files and mp3 format as well as music videos. The 4G USB itself, which will still have over 3G of free space, will be a great souvenir for the fans.

The unusual move was prompted after Kim Jang Hoon's trip to Las Vegas in January for the World House Electronic Exhibition in which he learnt a lot about developments in information technology.

The price of the USB album will be around 15,000 KRW, and it seems that the price range is reasonable as well.

Yoo Jae Suk voted as best Korean star

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 04:45 AM PST

The "nation's MC" Yoo Jae Suk has been chosen as the best star of Korea.

Starting from November 6th through 26th, Internet education group Seven Edu held a poll for the best stars under different categories, and 464 people participated. The results came in and Yoo Jae Suk came in at #1 with 148 votes (32%) among all the stars of various fields.

Yoo Jae Suk was followed by figure skater Kim Yuna with 118 votes (25%). Soccer player Park Ji Sung came in #3 with 11% of the votes while Psy and Park Tae Hwan were both at #4, each receiving 10% of the votes.

An official stated, "Yoo Jae Suk received a number of different entertainment awards. Furthermore, his great personality and behaviors are always good example to many people, and we think that's what made him the best star."

2AM’s Jo Kwon congratulates Sunye on her upcoming wedding

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 04:25 AM PST

2AM's Jo Kwon congratulated his bestfriend and Wonder Girls member Sunye in advance on her upcoming wedding. Earlier today, Sunye announced that she will be getting married with her boyfriend, who she has been dating for the past two years, next year on January 26th.

Following the announcement, Jo Kwon tweeted, "My precious childhood friend of 12 years, Sunye is getting married!! It's quite an unusual feeling.. though I still can't believe it but I'm probably going to cry a river at the wedding ceremony.. should I sing 'I Won't Let You Go Even If I Die' on your wedding? Heehee I hope all of you will bless Sunye with happiness and support her^^."

Jo Kwon got even more emotional and posted a long message saying, "I've spent almost half of my life together with this friend, we supported each other when each of us were having a hard time, we trusted each other and we prayed for each other. We took this rough road at such a young age, we won over the long period of time, we fulfilled our dreams and now we're happily standing on each of our positions and for that, I thank you Sunye-ah. We're still young so whether when you're happy or you're having a hard time, I'll forever be that friend who'll listen to your problems."

Credit: @W2Dtranslations

Jellyfish artists release “Because It’s Christmas” MV teaser

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST

Jellyfish Entertainment's artists Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyoshin, Lee Seok Hoon, Seo In Guk and idol group VIXX have come together for the label's special Christmas album titled, '2012 x 2013 Heart Project'.

After piquing the curiosity of fans with series of teaser images, Jellyfish Entertainment gets fans even more excited by releasing a music video teaser for the upcoming title track, "Because It's Christmas". The video features all of the male artists dressed smartly in suits with a soothing music playing in the background.

'2012 x 2013 Heart Project' will be released on December 5th.

Dal★Shabet holds successful showcase in Indonesia

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 03:36 AM PST

Girl group Dal★Shabet successfully finished their showcase in Indonesia.

On November 24, Dal★Shabet had their first overseas showcase at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Grand Ballroom in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event attracted 2,000 fans from throughout the country.

The girls performed a number of their songs including, "Supa Dupa Diva", "Bling Bling", "Mr. Bang Bang" and "Have, Don't Have". They also had a photo time, and held an autographing event. In addition, Indonesian fans impressed Dal★Shabet by preparing an onstage surprise birthday party for member, WooHee.

Dal★Shabet's agency, Happy Face Entertainment, said, "We weren't expecting much since it was their first overseas promotion, but so many people attended the showcase, and showed positive reactions. The members also told that they will keep doing their best, and since some positive talks went on with a local management agency, we will be able to deliver more good news in the near future."

Source: StarN News

Song Joong Ki & BoA picked as #1 celebrities to go to a ski resort with

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 03:11 AM PST

According to a survey conducted by fashion shopping mall istyle, actor Song Joong Ki and singer BoA were chosen as the celebrities that people most want to go to a ski resort with this winter.

1,570 people took part, and for the male celebrities, following Song Joong Ki (25%) were actors Jo In Sung (20%) and So Ji Sub (19%). Song Joon Ki's current movie 'Wolf Boy' has been drawing in record crowds to the theatres, cementing his status as the most popular young star of the hour.

In the female category, BoA was chosen as the first, getting 21% of the votes, and miss A's Suzy(20%), Park Bo Young (18%) and Shin Min Ah (18%) followed.

K-pop acts dropped from Japan year-end music show

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 02:46 AM PST

Japan's widely-watched year-end TV show will feature only Japanese acts this year, with popular South Korean performers left out of the line-up amid ongoing political tensions between the Korean and Japanese governments.

Three major year-end music award shows including FNS Music Awards, Best Hit Music Awards, and Kohaku Uta Gassen or "Red and White Song Battle" on NHK will feature no Korean performers this year.

It marked a stark contrast to last year, when KARA and 2NE1 performed at the Best Hit Music Awards, while KARA, TVXQ and Girls' Generation all took part in the FNS Music Awards.

Park Jin Young reveals teaser photo for R-rated concert

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 02:21 AM PST

Singer-producer Park Jin Young teases fans by revealing a sizzling photo for his upcoming "R-rated" year-end concert.

On November 26, Park Jin Young posted on her me2day, "Why is my concert 'Bad Jazz Bar' is unsuitable to minors? Because it's related to things like this… So, are all the adults ready now?"

In the photo, the shirtless Park Jin Young is laying on his back with eyes closed while his female partner, who appears in a sexy lingerie, is about to give him a kiss.

Park Jin Young's "R-rated" concert 'Bad Jazz Bar' will kick off on December 15 in Daejon and will move on to cities of Busan, Daegu, Incheon and Seoul.

Rainbow releases "3rd year anniversary" video message

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 02:20 AM PST

Rainbow celebrates their 3rd year anniversary!

The girls record a video message to express their happiness,check out the video below

Juniel sings "Boy" and "Bad Man" on Shim Shim Tapa

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 01:10 AM PST

Rookie singer Juniel sings her latest songs "Boy" and "Bad Man" on radio show Shim Shim Tapa,check out her amazing live singing ability below

Song Joong Ki,"My ideal type is..."

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 12:37 AM PST

Flower boy Song Joong Ki shared about his love life in a recent interview.

He said, "So far I have been in a relationship for 4 times, but none of is near to my ideal type. The last one was from April 2010", and , "Miranda Kerr is close to my ideal type "

He also said that,"If I have a girlfriend I won't make it go public"

Song Joong Ki debuted in 2008 in a movie called "Frozen Flower". His popularity started to rised since he starred in 2010 KBS drama "Sungkyungkwan Scandal"

He recently starred in "Nice Guy", KBS's newest drama. He played the role Kang Maru and he has been praised for his good acting skill. 

His newest movie "Wolfboy" has exceeded 6 million views in just 26 days after its release, making Song Joong Ki one of the hottest stars at the moment.

Son Dam Bi reveals her ideal type

Posted: 27 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST

On "Yoo Hee Yeol's sketchbook" broadcasted on November 23, Son Dam Bi revealed her ideal type. She said, "I want to meet a man who likes to hug me. It'll be better if two of us talk well together and have similar hobbies".

She also revealed that her ideal types were similar to Kim Jang Hoon, Choi Min Soo, Ahn Jae Wook. She added, "I once met and thought Ahn Jae Wook was my ideal type. He is a good person. I think he is the best!"

After that, MC Yoo Hee Yeol made everyone burst into laugh when saying, "Maybe because of that man, you sang a song 'Good person'"

Source: Yoo Hee Yeol's sketchbook
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Secret Zinger is worried about her name

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 11:30 PM PST

On November 25, through twitter, Secret's Zinger attracted attention by sharing her worry about her name.

She wrote, "Some fans noticed who I was and asked 'Are you Zinger?' And after  I replied, 'Yes, I am', another man with him asked 'What's Zinger, isn't it something to eat?".

Zinger is also a kind of hamburgers in fastfood restaurant. It was a coincidence that made Zinger worried. Besides, Zinger also made others interested by sharing, "I am thinking deeply about my name once again today"

Netizens commented, "Zinger needs not to think that much. Zinger Fighting!", "Indeed I wonder why you chose that name", "it reminds me of a hamburger at once"....

Secret is now preparing for their next comeback, which is planned to happen in December.

source:bnt news
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Lee Hi introduced on Wall Street Journal as “Korea’s Adele”

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 10:55 PM PST

YG Entertainment's new artist Lee Hi received high praises from international daily newspaper, Wall Street Journal, and even introduced her as the "Korea's Adele".

On November 23, Wall Street Journal wrote a short feature on the rising star titled, "Meet the K-Pop Star Known as Korea's Adele". The article covered Lee Hi's rise to stardom through the SBS talent audition show 'K-Pop Star' along with signing management contract with YG Entertainment.

They also mentioned her extraordinary success of her debut single, "1,2,3,4." They reported that Lee Hi was the first female soloist to top in Billboard K-Pop Chart this year.

Lee Hi, who is still dominating in various music charts with "1,2,3,4", recently released another song written by Park Jin Young, "Scarecrow", and many agencies at overseas are showing great interest in her.

Read full article here.

Lee Dong Gun signs exclusive contract with FNC Entertainment

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 10:35 PM PST

Actor Lee Dong Gun has inked an exclusive contract with FNC Entertainment.

On November 26th, FNC Entertainment announced, "We recruited Lee Dong Gun to sign management contract with us. This move is also a stand towards our company's continuous development in being a comprehensive entertainment company."

Lee Dong Gun also expressed his delight saying, "I am very happy to be a new member of FNC Entertainment. Please wait to see my return soon."

FNC Entertainment was founded in 2006 as FNC Music and primarily managed the careers of singers. The label expanded their scope and currently handling both musicians and actors like CNBLUE, FTISLAND, Juniel as well as actress Yoon Jin Seo, and now Lee Dong Gun.

Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo to appear on ‘Running Man’

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 10:10 PM PST

Co-stars of the upcoming movie 'Band-aid' Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo will appear on an episode of SBS' 'Running Man.'

A representative from the show stated, "Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo filmed for the show in the North Jeolla Province." The two stars, who are hard to come by on variety programs, have taken part in an episode to air next month.

The representative added that the 'Running Man' members were in awe and could not hide their excitement on Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo's guest appearances. The two stars will be displaying their competitive sides through missions and races.

KARA to release solo collection album in Korea

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 09:45 PM PST

KARA will be releasing its solo collection album in Korea!

According to DSP Media, KARA's 'KARA Solo Collection' album, which was released in Japan on September 5th, will be released in Korea. The group plans to release their solo tracks along with each corresponding music video starting with Nicole and Hara's tracks on November 28th, followed by Gyuri, Seungyeon and Jiyoung's tracks on the 30th.

DSP Media also revealed that KARA members participated in the creation of their tracks. The members took part in writing the lyrics for their individual songs as well as directing its music videos to further display their own colors onto the tracks.

The regular and limited edition of the 'KARA Solo Collection' will be available on December 4th.

Yoseob, Junhyung & Prepix talk about Yoseob’s solo album

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 09:20 PM PST

After releasing his solo debut album 'The First Collage', B2ST's Yang Yoseob, his producer and fellow B2ST member Junhyung as well as choreographer and dancer, Prepix Haw, talked about Yoseob's new album.

On November 27th, Prepix Haw released "Behind Story" videos on his official Youtube channel. The video showed the three having casual talk, discussing new choreography and other behind stories from Yoseob's solo title track, "Caffeine."

Check out the videos below!