Skip to main content

"The Tension Of World Star Kim Jaejoong Of ‘Code Name: Jackal’?" plus 24 more

"The Tension Of World Star Kim Jaejoong Of ‘Code Name: Jackal’?" plus 24 more

The Tension Of World Star Kim Jaejoong Of ‘Code Name: Jackal’?

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 07:52 AM PST

World star Kim Jaejoong was very nervous.

To everyone, the word 'first' has a very deep meaning. If the singer has the first record, the actor has the first movie/drama. To Kim Jaejoong who has already positioned himself firmly as the best Hallyu star of South Korea, the movie 'Code name: Jackal' is his first screen debut. His heart palpitated with worries.

Kim Jaejoong showed a quite stiff look at the interview with Newsen in a café at Seoul Samcheong-dong on Nov 12.  It was his first interview as a rookie movie actor. Kim Jaejoong was very humble and answered honestly the questions.

Actually, even the reaction of 'surprise/unexpectedness' was also due to the tacit prejudice against him. Instead of topics that can become eye-catching gossips such as his private life, [JYJ] members, dating or love, I was more curious about the acting of 'actor Kim Jaejoong' (T/N: the reporter used연기학 to refer acting as a major of study). I was amazed by his cleverness and adroitness which I couldn't catch for a brief moment at first.

"I think you will be trembling whatever kind of "first" experience it is. Also, because I don't have experience, the movie world somehow seems harsher." Kim Jaejoong carefully opened his heart, "I am having that feeling again. I hope that everyone would enjoy it. This is my first big screen appearance. It was really burdensome."

In this movie, Kim Jaejoong plays Choi Hyun, an arrogant top star. Apart from the entire story and directing, it's indeed surprising to watch the character Choi Hyun brought to life by Kim Jaejoong. Of course, his acting skill was already verified through dramas 'Protect the Boss' and 'Dr. Jin'. However, movie is obviously different from drama. This man who will take over the big screen, there is nothing that he can't do.

"I have watched the movie twice. The first time I was absent-minded. The second time finally the whole drama came into my eyes. More than anything else, the characters are so funny. Although it's the movie I chose, I was actually worried a lot about how I would portray Choi Hyun who is also a singer just like me. I was also curious about my acting. (Laughs) I wonder whether it would be fine if I followed the screenplay."

As time passed, many things were filmed but he also suffered because of that. He must not lose the string of emotion and had to show the aesthetic aspect of the 'messing up' which is not really easy to act out. Since he has perfectly digested it (t/n: portrayed the character), isn't the only fear the praises that will pour down?

"Oh, it still leaves much to be desired. I think the first time is the hardest time. Should I do that gently?  Should I give much power on my shoulders? Because I must show some desperate actions in order to survive after being kidnapped, it was probably a distinction. It might be confusing but I did my best. I did try very hard. Really! Haha"

Credit: Newsen via Nate
Translated by Hannah @ PrinceJJ

SHINee wants to take a walk down Orchard Road

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 07:00 AM PST

SHINee is no stranger to our shores, having visited our sunny island for various promotional activities; even holding their first solo concert last year. Back in Singapore again, SHINee expressed their excitement at having their second solo concert, SHINee World II in Singapore.

In an email interview with xinmsn, leader Onew declared, "SHINee World II concert is our dream concert!" He added that Shawols (SHINee's fans) should not skip their December 8 gig lest they miss out on a night to remember.

Having visited Singapore numerous times, we asked if the plucky lads have anything special on their agenda during their upcoming visit. "Just visiting Singapore itself is quite exciting; however, I would like to see more of the Singapore scenery, culture, and other local features. Also, would love to eat the famous chilli crabs and take a walk on Orchard Road," 19-year-old Taemin responded.

With a set list that not only includes their latest hits such as 'Sherlock', SHINee will push their limits once again with tracks from Jason Mraz, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown. Also included will be the much buzzed-about 'Internet War' performance by Jonghyun and Taemin.

Jonghyun explained, "The inspiration was to create performance in joint effort rather than creating a solo performance as I felt there was more merit in putting it together with other members." The result? A horde of appreciative, screaming fans who revel in the eyebrow-raising performance that includes handcuffs, a shirtless Jonghyun and even a steamy moment between the two members.

Another aspect of the performance that attracted attention was the "tattoos" that Jonghyun sported for the performance. He shared, "Since our debut I wanted to show my appreciation to the fans for all their support, so I wrote names of fan club sites," adding that the unique look took 20 minutes to achieve.

With the SHINee boys spending the bulk of their time in Korea, we asked how they stay close to with fans all around the world. Key shared, "Since we (get an) extremely positive response whenever we share events from our everyday lives and on any news, we are planning to communicate with our fans through SNS (social networking sites) every chance we get."

With Key and Jonghyun active on Korean SNS me2day and Twitter respectively, Shawols are definitely up-to-date with their latest happenings. Key also disclosed that they do, in fact, check responses to their posts and are deeply appreciative of the love that they have received.

SHINee World II in Singapore

Date: December 8, Sat
Time: 6pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: S$238 (Terrace and Mosh Pit) and S$178 (Balcony) *Ticket prices exclude S$3 SISTIC fee

SHINee World II is organised by Running Into The Sun.

Source: xinmsn

Yoo Jae Suk becomes most difficult star to interview

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 06:45 AM PST

Entertainment journalists picked the "Nation's MC" Yoo Jae Suk as the "most difficult star to interview" due to his busy schedule.

On the upcoming episode of Channel E's 'Brave Talk- Special Press Conference' which will be aired on November 15th, reporters talked about their experiences in tracking down busy entertainers.

One reporter revealed that he had to wait one night and two days for an interview with actress Lee Yo Won, while another reporter waited for three years to hold a solo interview with Go So Young, bringing shock to everyone.

When asked which star was the most difficult to get an interview with, all reporters unanimously answered Yoo Jae Suk. They also picked Hallyu actor Bae Yong Joon and comedian Kang Ho Dong.

Miss A's Min to reveal her sexy concept 5 years later?

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 06:30 AM PST

Miss A's Min revealed that she will show her sexy image 5 years later.

On the 14th of November broadcast of MBC "Weekly Idol" the members of Miss A were the guests as part of their comeback promotions. Miss A's Min who is known for her tough and tomboy charisma on stage revealed that she plans to have a sexy image.

She said, "I am preparing to have a sexy image in the future. I want it that when I reveal my sexy image that it will be explosive. So I am preserving my sexy side". Min also shared that maybe it will take 5 years from now for her to reveal her sexy side. Are you willing to wait for her sexy side or perhaps 5 years is too long?

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

Wonder Boyz involved in hit-and-run accident

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 06:15 AM PST

DJ DOC Kim Chang Ryul's idol group Wonder Boyz has been involved in a hit-and-run accident.

According to a spokesperson for the Wonder Boyz, "The members were legally crossing a pedestrian cross walk on a street near their dorms when Bakchigi and Young Boy got injured by a hit-and-run taxi car."

"Young Boy has hurt his back, while BakChiGi has pain in his left leg, so they were taken to a hospital immediately. However, they only received temporary treatment due to their scheduled appearance on M Countdown."

"They will be getting a full check up after they come back from completing their schedule", the spokesperson added.

In addition, the agency plans to submit CCTVs installed near the place to a police station and is planning to file a lawsuit against the hit-and-run driver soon.

Girls' Generation's favorite car brand revealed

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 06:00 AM PST

Ever wondered what car brand and model do SNSD members drive?

Recently, a fun fact was revealed on what car brand and model the members of SNSD drive. It is known that most of the members drive a BMW. Three to four members of SNSD drive the same model of BMW  Mini Cooper, Hyoyeon is known for owning a BMW Mini Cooper.

The other members of SNSD like Jessica also owns a BMW but it is a 320i Model. Two members who do not own a BMW car are Yoona who owns a Volkswagen Scirocco and Taeyeon who owns a Porsche Boxter.

Other known celebrities who drive big cars are Sandara Park of 2ne1 who owns a Range Rover, JYJ's Jaejoong drives a Lamborghini, Yoochun owns a Ferrari, G-Dragon drives a Bentley and others.

Source: Nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

CNBLUE to release new Japanese single ‘Robot’ in December

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:45 AM PST

CNBLUE will be giving their Japanese fans an early Christmas gift this December.

Back on October, CNBLUE announced that will their 4th Japanese single in December 19, 2012. FNC Entertainment recently updated the idol band's official Japanese website and revealed more informations regarding their upcoming single.

According to the website, CNBLUE will release their 4th Japanese single titled, 'Robot'. The new single will feature five tracks including the lead track "Robot", "Ring", "Starlit Night" and an instrumental for its title song.

'Robot' will be available in three different versions; Limited Edition, Special Warner Music Direct Edition, and Normal Edition. The Limited Edition will include a CD and DVD which contains title track's music video and making-of clips. Special Warner Music Direct Edition will include Christmas card and a special package while details for Normal Edition comes with a CD only.

Lotte names a Soju after Lee Hyori

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:30 AM PST

As previously reported that Lee Hyori's 5 year-contract with Choeum Choerum Soju from Lottle Liquor has ended, It has been revealed that Lotte Liquor  released a soju named after Lee Hyori as a tribute to her for their long working relationship.

A representative from the brand shared, "We sincerely appreciate and thank Lee Hyori who worked with us for the past 5 years. Because of her Choeum Choerum has received a lot of interest and love from fans. We had a good time working with her. She worked really hard being the advertising model and we deeply appreciate that".

They then shared a photo of the "Hyori Cheorum" Soju. The soju contained messages such as "The most hardworking model for a soju brand for five years", "The country's best female singer", "The countries sexiest female singer". 

Source: nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

Gaon Chart releases rankings for November 4th – November 10th

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:15 AM PST

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week November 4 – November 10, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Lee Hi : "1,2,3,4"

2. Geeks ft. SISTAR's Soyou : "Officially Missing You, Too"

3. Primary ft. Dynamic Duo's Choiza, Zion T - "?"

4. Ailee : "I'll Show You"

5. K. Will : "Please Don't…"

6. Noel - "Things That I Couldn't Say"

7. Byul : "So Cute"

8. Kim Jong Kook : "Men Are All Like That"

9. miss A : "I Don't Need A Man"

10. Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young : "Becoming Dust"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Block B : "Blockbuster" [1st Album]

2. TVXQ : "Catch Me" [6th Album]

3. Primary : "Primary And The Messenger LP" [2nd Album]

4. Various Artists : "The Innocent Man" [OST Part 1]

5. Girls' Generation : "The Boys" [3rd Album]

6. Monday Kiz : "Healing Activity"

7. Smash : "I'll Keep It" [2nd Mini Album]

8. Noel : "Time For Love" [4th Album]

9. Super Junior : "Spy" [6th Repackaged Album]

10. Kim Jong Kook : "Journey Home" [7th Album]

IU's hit song Good Day is not a hit on karaoke?

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 05:01 AM PST

It looks like IU's hit song "Good Day" is not popular in karaokes.

On the 14th of November broadcast of MBC "Dancing in the golden mic" they featured students from Dae Jin University , the school is celebrating their 21st anniversary. They conducted a survey which involved 100 male college students.

The question was, "Which song sung by a girl do you least like to sing in karaokes?". The number 1 song that came out on the survey was IU's "Good Day". There were two major reasons why college students don't like to sing IU's song on karaoke's. First was that it was awkward if they would sing it themselves and not IU and its hard to sing IU's 3 level high note.

Source: nate
Written by: blueprincess824 @

SECRET to make a comeback in December

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 04:45 AM PST

Girl group SECRET, who recently wrapped up promotions for third mini album 'Poison', will be returning to fans sooner than expected!

According to TS Entertainment, the SECRET members have been taking a break while preparing for a new single in December. No further information regarding the new project has been revealed, but the group is promising to return with a new image and working with a new partner.

SECRET, who returned after a year of break, dominated in various music charts with their new title track "Poison", and they were highly complimented for the quality of music that they showed.

CNBlue's Yonghwa reveals the 5th new member of the group?

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 04:30 AM PST

The 5th member of CNBlue revealed?

On the 13th of November, CNBlue's Yong Hwa updated his twitter account and shared an interesting photo. He shared, "CNBlue's fifth member revealed! Hello, this is Yong Hwa, Whose face do you see in the picture? hehe, I can see my face hehe. Were practicing for our concert today" and shared a photo.

On the photo you can see a photo showing a face of a man. The face is a combination of all the members of CNBlue. It's quite funny and humorous. It looks like Yong Hwa's facial features really stand out.

Source: Yonghwa's Twitter
Written by: blueprincess824 @

KARA, 2PM, INFINITE and T-ara rank high on Oricon Chart

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 04:10 AM PST

K-pop idol groups have secured hearts of music fans in Japan with their latest records' sales scoring big on Oricon's music charts.

KARA released its new concert DVD, 'KARA 1st Japan Tour 2012 KARASIA', on November 14 and it immediately took the top spot of both Oricon's compilation DVD and music DVD charts. Following them was INFINITE, who released their DVD '2012 INFINITE CONCERT [SECOND INVASION] in JAPAN' on the same day.

In addition, KARA's 3rd Japanese studio album 'Girls Forever' ranked second on the Oricon 'Daily Album' chart after selling 28,724 copies.

2PM's latest Japanese single "Masquerade" debuted at #2 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart after selling 88,166 copies on its first day. Girl group T-ara was just close behind, taking the 4th place of the same chart.

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” falls to #5 on Billboard Chart

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 03:48 AM PST

After peaking at No. 2 for seven weeks, Psy's mega-hit single "Gangnam Style" slides to No. 5 on this week's Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.

According to Billboard on November 14th, Psy's "Gangnam Style" eventually couldn't beat Maroon 5's "One More Night," which remains atop the Hot 100 for 9 straight weeks. Although it leads Digital Songs for a fifth frame (188,000, down 17%), the Korean popstar's hit track drops to No. 5 on the chart.

Rihanna's "Diamonds" takes Psy's place in the Hot 100's runner-up spot, jumping from No. 4 with top Digital Gainer honors. However, if you check out the current Billboard Chart, Psy's "Gangnam Style" is still sitting at the second place.

Girls’ Generation to release ’2011 Girls’ Generation Tour DVD’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 03:12 AM PST

Nine months after Girls' Generation's second tour through Asia ended in Bangkok, Thailand, SM Entertainment will now be releasing the "2011 Girls' Generation Tour DVD", featuring footage from the concert tour's start in Seoul, South Korea on July 23rd and July 24th.

The DVD hits shelves on November 30th and will cost 33,000 won. It will consist of two discs showing nearly all of the performances during the concert, a bonus film of the making of the concert, performances from Japan, personal interviews with the members of Girls' Generation, and waiting room and rehearsal footage. A photobook and a first press limited edition poster will also be included with the DVD.

DVD Tracklist:

Disc One:

01. Intro
02. Genie
03. You-aholic
04. MR.TAXI (Korean ver.)
05. I'm In Love With The HERO
06. Let It Rain (Korean ver.)
07. Member Introductions
08. Snowy Wish
09. Sweet Talking Baby
10. Kissing You
11. Oh!
12. Don't Stop The Music [Hyoyeon]
13. Almost [Jessica]
14. Three [Sunny]
15. Lady Marmalade [Taeyeon, Tiffany]
18. Devil's Cry (Run Devil Run Intro)
19. Run Devil Run
20. Beautiful Stranger
21. Hoot
22. If [Yuri]
23. Sway [Sooyoung]

Disc Two:

24. Danny Boy
25. Complete
26. My Child
27. Cold Noodles
28. HaHaHa Song
29. Gee
30. Member Talk
31. Forever
32. Into The New World
33. Way To Go!
34. Member Talk
35. It's Fantastic
36. Closing Comments


2NE1 Global Tour 2012 in Malaysia- New Evolution Cancelled

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:52 AM PST

15 Nov 2012 – The 2NE1 Global Tour 2012 in Malaysia – New Evolution, initially to be held 8 Dec 2012 at Stadium Malawati, will unfortunately be cancelled due to unresolved technical issues encountered while producing the show.

This decision was made by Running Into The Sun after intense deliberation; and in order not to compromise on the production and safety of running the show and to make the fairest decision for fans, concert organizer Running Into The Sun is greatly saddened to have to make this decision. 

Running Into The Sun is extremely sorry about the inconvenience and disappointment caused to all fans, members of the media and other parties involved in or affected by this; and seeks your kind understanding in this matter.  Running Into The Sun also apologizes to the artist 2NE1 as well as YG for the inconvenience caused.

For members of the public who have previously purchased tickets, a full refund will be given. Further ticketing refund details will be released soon on

Son Dambi makes hot comeback with “Dripping Tears” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:40 AM PST

Jumping back into the action after a two-year hiatus, the sexy queen, Son Dambi, has returned with her fourth mini album, exuding gloomy yet sexy atmosphere and a unique concept.

Earlier this week, Son Dambi dropped her new mini album 'Dripping Tears' along with the music video for the main track. "Dripping Tears" was produced by Brave Brothers and has an electronic beat mixed in with an emotional piano melody.

Watch her first comeback performance on this week's 'M! Countdown'.

121115 Lee Hi wins double crown on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:40 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The November 15th episode of the show features a handful of debuts and comebacks. Thai singer Natthew and The SEEYA kicked off their debuts while Park Jung Min, Son Dambi, Dal★Shabet, B1A4, A-JAX and C-CLOWN made their respective comebacks

Other performers tonight included Kim Jong Kook, Noel, Epik High, HyunA, miss A, Roh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Lee Hi, Son Seung Yeon, AOA and Wonder Boyz.

And for the highlight of the show, rookie singer Lee Hi won double crown on tonight's 'M! Countdown' with her debut track "1,2,3,4".

Congratulations Lee Hi!

Tonight's Performances:

Kim Jong Kook


Epik High


miss A

Roh Ji Hoon


Lee Hi

Son Seung Yeon


Wonder Boyz

Watch today's debut and comeback performances below!

Natthew - "She's Bad" ft. B2ST's Junhyung
Park Jung Min - "Beautiful"
Dal★Shabet - "Have, Don't Have"
B1A4 - "Tried To Walk"
A-JAX - "2MYX"
C-CLOWN - "Afraid You'll Grow Apart"
The SEEYA - "Be With You"
Son Dambi - "Dripping Tears"

B1A4 “Tried To Walk” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:23 AM PST

Coming back with a more mature and sophisticated image, the boys of B1A4 released their third mini album 'In The Wind' featuring the title track, "Tried To Walk". On November 15th, the group made its stage comeback on 'M! Countdown'.

Composed and written by its talented leader Jinyoung, the lead single "Tried to Walk" is an emotional pop dance tune which carries on the five members' sentimental voice and strong rap with drum beat.

In addition to the participation of Jinyoung, it was revealed that Baro contributed in writing all of the raps within the album.

Watch their performance below:

Natthew debuts with “She’s Bad” ft. B2ST’s Junhyung on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:12 AM PST

Thai singer Natthew is finally making his official Korean debut with his first live performance of debut title track "She's Bad" on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

Natthew is a Thai singer and winner of Thailand's audition program, Academy Fantasia. Through the joint venture by CJ E&M and Thailand's CP Group, the singer was assisted by a full staff to make his Korean debut.

Earlier today, Natthew released 'New Natthew Project'. The singer's title song "She's Bad" is composed by C-Luv and features the rap B2ST's Junhyung. It is also reported that Natthew's logo was designed Rainbow's Jae Kyung.

Check out his performance below!

Park Jung Min returns with “Beautiful” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:08 AM PST

SS501's Park Jung Min is finally making his local comeback with the release of his new single "Beautiful"! Returning to the stage, the singer performed its new song on Mnet's 'M! Countdown'.

"Beautiful" marks his first release since his 'Not Alone' album back in 2011. The song also marks the singer's first self-produced album as he has directed the entire process from the whole concept to the production.

Check out his performance below!

C-CLOWN makes comeback with “Afraid You’ll Grow Apart” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:02 AM PST

After releasing its second mini album 'Young Love' earlier, rookie group C-CLOWN dove straight into a new round of promotions, taking the stage of tonight's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

On November 14th, C-CLOWN performed "Afraid You'll Grow Apart", the title track of their second mini-album. The new album also includes the tracks "Cold" and "Goodnight" along with their instrumentals.

Members T.K. and Rome have been revealed to have worked on the raps for all of the tracks. While B2ST's Junhyung and EXID's Hani participated on the track "Cold."

Under Yedang Entertainment, C-CLOWN stands for "Crown Clown" and is comprised by members are T.K., Ray, Siwoo, Maru, Kangjun and Rome. The group debuted with "SOLO" back in July.

Dal★Shabet is back with “Have, Don’t Have” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PST

Bringing disco back to the music stage, Dal★Shabet finally kicked off its first comeback performance of their latest lead track, "Have, Don't Have" on 'M! Countdown'.

"Have, Don't Have" is described as a fresh-sounding disco track reflecting the feelings of a girl who fell in love with a man at first sight. The song was composed by hit maker Kim Do Hoon.

Dal★Shabet recently released two music video for "Have, Don't Have". The "Have" version of the music video features Reply 1997's Lee Si Eon while the "Don't Have" version features the duo from Superstar K4, Jung Teok and the Cheerful Guys.

The SEEYA debuts with “Be With You” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 01:59 AM PST

After hyping up the fans with their drama and dance version music videos, Core Contents Media's "second SeeYa" girl group, The SEEYA, finally kicked off its debut stage on tonight's 'M! Countdown'.

"Be With You", which was composed by hit maker Duble Sidekick, features the rapping of SPEED member Tae Woon. The song serves as the title track for The SEEYA's debut album 'Good To Seeya'.

The SEEYA is made up of four members Oh Yeon Kyung, Song Min Kyung, Huh Young Joo and Sung Yoojin who all in their late teenage years and they all have amazing vocal skills.

Watch their performance below:

A-JAX makes “2MYX” return on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 01:58 AM PST

After successfully debuting earlier this year, rookie boy group A-JAX is returning to the music stage with their latest single, "2MYX"!

Similar to their previous releases, "2MYX" is described to be a pop and upbeat track and features A-JAX members' looks and charisma. The song was written by Kyle Ingstrom who wrote songs for Backstreet Boys and NSync. He also wrote Girls' Generation's "Run Devil Run".

It is said that "Run Devil Run" and "2MYX" share common factors, and the lyrics for A-JAX's new track are also the reply of the "Run Devil Run".

On November 14th, A-JAX hit the stage of 'M! Countdown' once again and delivered their explosive performance for comeback track "2MYX". Check out the performance below!