Saturday, December 15, 2012

"SHINee members rank in the Top 10 for Most Popular K-Pop Idol" plus 24 more

"SHINee members rank in the Top 10 for Most Popular K-Pop Idol" plus 24 more

SHINee members rank in the Top 10 for Most Popular K-Pop Idol

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

An online voting site in Japan held a poll for Most Popular K-Pop Idol. Among the 100 K-Pop idols that were nominated in the poll,  ever dazzling members each proved that they are popular in their own right by placing in the Top 10!

They were ranked as follows:-

Taemin - 3rd
Onew - 4th
Minho - 8th
Jonghyun - 9th
Key - 10th

This is indeed one of the many good news that we have heard over the past month, as the boys continue to make us Shawols proud by receiving an impressive amount of nominations and awards. Let's continue to support SHINee through thick and thin, always being by their side for 1000, even 10,000 years (to infinity and beyond).

Source: SHINee Baidu
Written by: debcrazy @          

BEAST Bagged 3 Awards, MMA 2012′s BEST Artist For 2 Consecutive Years

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 06:30 AM PST

BEAST was awarded 3 awards.

On the 14th, where '2012 Melon Music Awards' (short for MMA) was held, BEAST has took home 3 honorable awards.

On this day, with their release of 'Beautiful Night', BEAST have won 'Artist of the Year', 'Netizen Popularity Award' and Top 10 award.

In particular, BEAST was awarded with last year's 'Artist of the year' award as well. Their second consecutive win has lead to even more attention.

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Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: MD Today

CNBLUE’s artworks to be printed on limited edition totes

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 06:00 AM PST

Male group CNBLUE has released  four  'BLUE NIGHT' themed pictures for their upcoming solo concert.

CNBLUE members (Jung Yonghwa, Lee Jonghyun, Kang Minhyuk, Lee Jungshin)  revealed their personal drawings one by one as a form of teasers through the official Twitter.

Lee Jonghyun and Lee Jungshin posted their artwork based on "BLUE NIGHT" alphabets on 6 and 7 December respectively, while Kang Minhyuk and Jung Yonghwa posted theirs on the 10th and 11th with their own special theme for BLUE NIGHT.

According to their agency, the artworks (drawings) done by the members will be printed on eco-bags (totes) and will be showcased to the fans during the concert.

CNBLUE's upcoming fourth solo concert in Korea, "BLUE NIGHT", will be held at SK Olympic Handball Stadium on December 15 and 16.

Source: DongA News
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

2NE1′s Park Bom Ends The Controversial Buzz By Strutting In A Mini Dress On The Red Carpet @ MMA

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:30 AM PST

2NE1′s Park Bom yet again became the talk of town as she strutted herself in a gorgeous mini dress @ the Melon Music Awards Red Carpet 2012.

"Melon Music Awards 2012" we're held at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium on the 14th which many artists attended such as 2NE1, Infinite, B2ST, B.A.P, Ailee and many more, but the talk of that night was definitely 2NE1. Mainly Park Bom as she stunned many with her appearance.

Park Bom wore a stunning black mini dress with one shoulder revealed, showing a bit more of skin then usual, but also showing her famous "terminator legs". Paired with black earings and a gold necklace, she showed off a more colorful side then just dull black and also a more mysterious side many loved that night.

Because of this appearance, Park Bom managed to end all the controversial buzz which was due to her appearance on the "2NE1 New Evolution 2012 in Singapore Press Conference" where many pointed out she gained weight, but after this appearance she put an end to it with her "S-line" figure clearly seen and her "terminator legs" many are envious of.

Meanwhile at "Melon Music Awards 2012" 2NE1 took home the "Top 10 Award" and the main awards for "Song of the Year" "Album of the Year" and "Artist of the Year" we're given to "PSY", "Busker Busker" and "B2ST".

Source: Nate
Translated By: Yasmine@WeLoveBom

Seungri, “London London, Kim Lung Dong”

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:05 AM PST

[Seungri's Diary 121215~London London,Kim Lung Dong~(the name of his character in the Jap soap opera) Here is London!Here is the place where this yr's olympic was held! When I was in Japan,I watched it alone but now I am here. wwwwweww Isn't it great? Today it was having a European-styled rain! Feelig really romantic.

Now I feel really excited.
I am just like walking in the scenes of the Harry Potter movies.

Most of the buildings here were built a hundred years ago so they are really strong and stable.

Because this will be my first live in London,my heart has been pounding so fast.

London,London,Kim Lung Ting,Fighting!

Source: @餃子石頭剪子布x_gs @ weibo//RiceKwon)

B2ST’s Yoseob likes women who can protect him?

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:03 AM PST

On the December 14th episode of KBS 2TV's 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook', B2ST's Yoseob had viewers laughing as he commented that he likes a woman who can protect him, rather than the other way around!

MC Yoo Hee Yeol presented Yoseob with the hypothetical situation, "Let's say you met a woman but didn't really like her. But that woman says that she's crazy in love with you. How will you reject her?" To which Yoseob answered, "I won't beat around the bush. I won't say it like a bad buy, and would just tell her straightforwardly. I will politely tell her I'm sorry but you're not my style and leave there", impressing the audience with his frank nature.

However, the ooh's and ahh's of the audience soon turned into laughs as Yoo Hee Yeol further asked,"What if the girl asks 'is it because I work out a lot?' Are you scared of women who are really into [building up their muscles]?"

Yoseob then commented, "I like women who like working out. I like women who are into health, who can protect me," having the audience burst out in laughs.

Source: thecubeunited

Roh JiHoon holds Christmas Event

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST

Singer Roh JiHoon has prepared for a special Christmas present.

On the 14th, agency, Cube Entertainment has revealed a Christmas special event on  their official twitter, titled 'Oh! Carol with Roh JiHoon'.

At 4PM on this day, Roh JiHoon has performed a live stage in front of Cube Cafe for fans who came.
According to a representative of Cube Entertainment, Roh JiHoon has stripped off his image as a strong dance singer, and sang an acoustic version of carols, winter love songs and more, grabbing fans' hearts.

Meanwhile, Roh JiHoon has debuted with 'Being Punished' last month, and has been grabbing attention as the next male soloist in the music industry.
Trans: MrsDooB2uty
Source: TV Daily

KARA's Jiyoung is an elegant beauty

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 03:35 AM PST

KARA's maknae Kang Jiyoung reveals a new photo on her Twitter.

She tweeted on 14th December,:"1 year? 2 years? How much time do i need? Long hair long hair long har." and shared the photo above.

Fans commented after seeing the photo,"so pretty","so cute","flawless Kang Jiyoung" and etc.

Meanwhile, Jiyoung will perform her solo song "Wanna Do" on Inkigayo on 16th December.

KARA's Seungyeon is nervous, why?

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 02:50 AM PST

KARA's Seungyeon updated her Twitter on 15th December before the airing of MBC Music Core.

She said,"MBC Music Core in a while! The only one Han Seungyeon's Guilty, woah nervous! Tomorrow Kang Ji Young Wanna Do and Park Gyuri's White Day Dream on Inkigayo week."

Fans commented,"Anticipate rocker's transformation","solo stage all the best","will watch Music Core for sure" and etc.

KARA's Seungyeon performed solo song Guilty on Music Core aired on 15th December.

SISTAR's Bora celebrates Melon awards victory with a new selca

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 02:20 AM PST

SISTAR's Bora updated SISTAR's official Twitter with a new message.

She mentioned,"Melon Music Awards! We won! Thanks everyone! It's all because of fans. We will work harder to show our better selves and performance! A za! SISTAR zzang!".

Fans commented after seeing the photo,"SISTAR is awesome","really pretty","SISTAR's is the best" and etc.

KARA's Seungyeon is "Guilty" on Music Core

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 01:23 AM PST

KARA's Seungyeo made her solo debut with "Guilty" on Music Core.

She was the first KARA's member to make solo debut on music shows, check out her performance below

Super Junior’s Heechul voted as #1 unwanted son-in-law!

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 12:48 AM PST

On the winter special episode of MBC Music's 'All the K-POP' broadcasted on December 14, there was an interesting survey of 100 housewives who live in Seoul about 'Which member of Super Junior would you least want as a son-in-law?". 

This part was cut from the special on Lee Teuk's entrance into the military because it went over the time limit. The result was that 'Universe Star' Kim Hee Chul won first place. The reasons were, "His pretty face would make many women fall for him", "He looks like he would cheat a lot" and these were many other reasons why they felt that Hee Chul's outstanding looks would not make him a suitable son-in-law.

Lee Teuk responded to this result, "Heechul has a peculiar charm. He has the fatal charm that when he falls into something, he cannot escape it. I think that I would have a hard time with him if I were a woman" and made everyone laugh. Folowing the ranking was Yesung at #2 and Siwon at #3. Lee Teuk was last place and won the honor of being the most wanted son-in-law.

Source: newsen

Written by: Jenny @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Kim Jaejoong Who Settled Down As An Actor

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 11:30 PM PST

Kim Jaejoong can never forget this year. Because it's the year that he could settle down as an actor. He came into the spotlight through 'Dr. Jin' and he made the first step toward the screen through 'Code Name Jackal'.

But, despite he is busy, he keeps his eye on something. It's 'interior decoration' of his house.

"I think I have a sense of 'interior design'.. Haha!"

As we started to talk about it, he smiles and continues to talk about it without hesitation.

"I have a great affection for my house that I live now. When I have spare time, I pay attention to interior design."

He already opened the interior design of his house on his twitter last November. He has a simple dining table, fancy chandelier, tidy marble floor and surface of the wall.. They were reminded of 'Boutique Hotel'.

"It has been for a year. Interior design has also changed. When I'm sick and tired of it, I'll change it immediately."

And then he shows his dining room's photo on his phone. I can see a man-sized statue of a horse.
I say to him.. "It's nice".. So he answers..

"It's not a statue, it's luminaire. It's one of my favorite. It was hard to find. I like lighting fixtures. So there are several lighting fixtures in each room."

There are many unique decorations. He likes modern interior design so he tries to make refined image with disposing sensuous items.

"I like simple design when I select basic furnitures such as a sofa or a table. I select unique and sensuous items when I select the rest that could be a point.."

Because of the affection for the interior design, he says with smile..

"I think I'll lose my friends due to the interior decoration."

It's been a quite while since he gave up the cat that he loves.

"I love to invite my friends to the house but they left their fingerprints on my favorite picture when they come. And they broke my clock.. So I'm considering between friendship and interior design.(laugh) And I couldn't raise the cat any more. I had the cat before, but he scratched my favorite blue sofa. So I gave him to my elder sister."

Because he ended his movie, I ask him.. "You'll have free time more.. so I think your home will be nicer that before.."

"Now I'm choosing my next one because I feel fun when I'm acting. Decorating my home is ordinary thing to me so I think my schedule can't be affected it. Next time, shall I open my home?(laugh)"

Credit: Donga News
Translated and Shared by @TheYoungestmin

Big Bang sell out the tickets for their world tour in London!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST

Idol group Big Bang, composed of five member, proved their global popularity by selling out the tickets for their additional concert in London.

Big Bang will hold the 'Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour 2012′ on December 14 and 15 at the Wembley Arena in London, the United Kingdom. Many top artists, including, Beatles, ABBA, and Beyonce, held their concerts at the arena, where around 12,000 people can attend.

Big Bang was only going to hold one concert on December 15 but they had to add one more concert for those who couldn't buy the tickets, which sold out in only two hours.

On December 13, Big Bang's agency, YG Entertainment, said, "Big Bang sold out all the tickets for their concerts. Even though it's their first time holding their exclusive concert in the United Kingdom, many local fans are paying attention to them and we are thankful for that."

After the concerts in London, Big Bang will go to Japan to hold more concerts in Fukuoka on December 22, in Osaka on January 12 and 13. Then they will return to Korea to hold an encore concert on January 25 through 27 at the Olympic Park in Seoul and complete their first world tour.

The agency says, "Big Bang received considerable attention in the world through their world tour. Big Bang toured three Domes in Japan for the first time as a Korean singer and they also gained confidence touring Asia, the United States, Peru, and the United Kingdom.

Source: @starnews 

Wonder Girls promote JYP's 2012 Live Tour

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 10:30 PM PST

Wonder Girls show their support for JYP by promoting his upcoming 'Bad Jazz Bar' concert tour.
watch below for more details.

Source: jypentertainment@YT

Hallyu Wave hits Malaysia

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST

DESPITE being one of the biggest K-pop groups to debut this year, the boys from BtoB were still nervous about going on stage for the first time in Malaysia.

During an interview ahead of their 2012 Asia Super Showcase performance in Kuala Lumpur three days ago, the boys – dressed in matching outfits – were far from the colourful characters they usually are on their reality show, BtoB Diary.

According to band leader Seo Eunkwang, 22, the pressure of living up to their fans' expectations is something they deal with all the time.

"It is quite nerve-wrecking with Malaysian Melodies (what their fans call themselves) expecting so much from our performance. We're planning to do our best and we hope it goes well," said Eunkwang.

In the end, there really was nothing to worry about as the 8,000 K-pop fans who showed up for Asia Super Showcase – which also featured Exo-M and Super Junior-M – seemed completely satisfied with the show.

The concert was held at Kenanga Wholesale City, KL, and the venue was filled with lights and banners long before the show even started.

Malaysian Melodies, Everlasting Friends (Super Junior's official fandom) and Exo-M fans took turns squealing every time a picture of their idols appeared on the giant screen.

The seven-member BtoB brought the crowd to a frenzy with their sudden appearance on stage, breaking out in crazy dance moves to their hit song, Born To Beat.

BtoB even interacted with the crowd through a translator in the middle of their performance. The boys were asked to pick out and answer three questions from their fans after briefly introducing themselves in English and Korean.

When asked what he thought about Malaysia, Peniel D. Shin thrilled the crowd when he expressed how beautiful Malaysia and its people are.

"This country is beautiful. The people are beautiful. You are all beautiful," he shouted.

Three members of the Malaysian Melodies were even invited on stage to do the "Cutie Player", a current trend in Korea where you record yourself doing up to ten "cutie" poses, with BtoB member Jung Ilhoon getting the ball rolling.

The girls looked stunned as they were greeted with hugs and handshakes from each BtoB member, as the rest of the crowd continued screaming in awe and envy.

Exo-M, the Chinese subgroup of Exo, excited the crowd too when they appeared on stage dressed in black and white outfits.

Unfortunately, Exo-M's performance was the briefest of the night, which left many of their fans upset.

But all seemed forgotten once Super Junior-M, the third and most successful subgroup of Super Junior, took over the stage.

They were, however, short of one member, Choi Siwon. Even then, he recorded a video message for his fans explaining why he couldn't make it to the show.

"I'm sorry I couldn't show up because I am currently filming a movie called Lord of the Drama. I hope it won't stop you from supporting us," he said.

Just like BtoB, the Super Junior-M boys also had a Q&A session with their fans. Eunhyuk really got the crowd excited when he told the crowd the band was in Malaysia to "look for girlfriends".

The intimate mood set by the Q&A really helped as the band continued interacting with the crowd throughout the rest of the performance.

After ending the show with a stunning performance of Too Perfect, they started accepting gifts from fans in the front row, shaking hands with them and sending the crowd into absolute delirium.

And with that, the boys waved goodbye to their fans and walked off the stage, leaving their die-hard fans screaming for more.

Credits: Malaysia's The Star
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Victoria takes selca with her trophy!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 09:30 PM PST

F(x) Victoria has just won the Best Rookie Actress at 2012 National TV Drama Awards in Beijng. Congratulation to F(x)'s Leader! In celebration for that, Victoria shares a selca with her throphy through her weibo and me2day account.

She said,"Thanks National Drama Award~Thanks everybody~This award is given to people who love and support me!".

Source:Vic's me2day/weibo

Park Yoochun, We Are Already Curious To See What His Fifth Project Will Be

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST

2010 'SungKyunKwan Scandal'
KBS Drama Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, Seoul Drama Awards Best Newcomer Award
2011 'Miss Ripley'
MBC Drama Awards Best Newcomer Award
Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor Award
2012 'Rooftop Prince'
Seoul Drama Awards Hallyu Drama Actor Award, Netizen Popularity Award
2012 'I Miss You'
Park Yoochun is not only an actor who is loved by the masses. He is also one who is loved and cared for by the actors he worked with, as well as the reporters he's met. When Park Yoochun first said that he would take up acting, it's true that he felt more like a 'star' than an 'actor'. It wasn't easy for him to escape the misconceptions surrounding the title of 'idol' that had already been placed upon his head. But he broke out of those confinements and is being recognized as an 'actor', not an 'acting idol'.
At first, the public was not keen to see Park Yoochun, who had entered the entertainment industry as a singer in 2003, in the acting business. This is because most thought that he had claimed his spot as the leading role through his status as a 'Hallyu star'. But Park Yoochun has approached both the masses and his acting career with a sincerity that leaves us wondering and waiting for what his next project will be.
Park Yoochun made his successful debut as an actor through KBS2′s 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' as Lee Seon Joon, and solidified his career as the thoughtful and well-mannered Song Yoo Hyun in MBC's 'Miss Ripley', catching both recognition for his acting skills and viewer ratings in one go. He then widened his scope as an actor by perfectly portraying the two roles of Crown Prince Lee Gak and chaebol Yong Tae Yong in 'Rooftop Prince', showing both a charismatic and comical side that hadn't been seen in his previous works. Park Yoochun has become a true actor, bringing on a 'rediscovery of Park Yoochun' as he can easily juggle comical, serious and melodramatic roles.
And now he is creating a pandemic of 'Yoochun Ache' (T/N: Longing for Yoochun constantly) through his role as Han Jung Woo in his fourth drama, MBC's 'I Miss You'.
Actor Park Yoochun, the blank canvas. We look back on his acting career and marvel at his ability to completely embody his characters, painting in red if he needs red, and blue if he needs blue.
#SungKyunKwan Scandal – Recognized for his potential as an actor
Park Yoochun chose a fusion historical drama for his first acting production. It was a wise choice. A fusion historical drama was more than enough to change the public's perception of him from an 'Idol Actor' to just an 'Actor'. Though the character wouldn't have held up as well had it not been for Park Yoochun's exceptional acting skills.
Making his acting debut through SungKyunKwan Scandal as the Joseon Dynasty's representative haughty man Lee Seon Joon, Park Yoochun pulled at the heartstrings of women dressed in blue uniforms and hanbok. His acting was loved by many for bringing back past memories of a beautiful youth.
Through 'SungKyunKwan Scandal', Park Yoochun secured both acting skills and an appeal to the masses, proving his potential as an actor and grabbing a complete landslide win of Best Newcomer Awards at the KBS Drama Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards and the Seoul Drama Awards.
#Miss Ripley – A Wise Decision with a Different Meaning
Park Yoochun successfully made his mark in the acting industry through 'SungKyunKwan Scandal'. Many expected his follow-up project to be of the 'romantic comedy' genre. But that assumption completely missed the mark. As he had surprisingly chosen a fusion historical drama for his first project, he surprised many by picking the melodramatic drama 'Miss Ripley'.
Though many were left worrying about whether he would be able to succeed in his endeavor, Park Yoochun proved yet again just how strong he can be as an actor by becoming the focal point of the drama, leaving many saying, "Only Park Yoochun survived in that drama."
In MBC's 'Miss Ripley', Park Yoochun took on the role of Song Yoo Hyun, a successful businessman with soft charisma who gave his heart-wrenching love to one woman. He was praised for his work and won the Best Newcomer Award at the MBC Drama Awards, as well as the Most Popular Actor Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
#Rooftop Prince – From a Diamond in the Rough with Endless Potential and Talent To a Sparkling Gem
Park Yoochun chose 'Rooftop Prince' for his third project. SBS handed over the key to resurrecting their stagnating Wednesday-Thursday dramas, and was confidant that he would be the one to revive their spot in the time slot.
In 'Rooftop Prince', Park Yoochun took on two roles of Crown Prince Lee Gak and chaebol Yong Tae Yong. The responsibility on Park Yoochun's shoulders was immense as, unlike 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' and 'Miss Ripley', he was in charge of leading the whole drama from the beginning. Though there were concerns before the drama began that Lee Seon Joon of 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' and Lee Gak of 'Rooftop Prince', as well as Song Yoo Hyun of 'Miss Ripley' and Yong Tae Yong of 'Rooftop Prince' had overlapping characteristics, Park Yoochun was able to perfectly portray his new characters as unique individuals.
Park Yoochun widened his acting scope by perfectly portraying both Lee Gak and Yong Tae Yong, balancing charisma and comedy at the same time. He was able to perfectly show the emotions running through the ups and downs of Lee Gak's experiences. Park Yoochun kept our eyes glued to the screen as he cried over the loss of his beloved princess in one scene, and switched to a comical representation of a man out of his time in the next.
Most of all, Park Yoochun made it impossible to imagine anyone else playing the role of Lee Gak. 'Rooftop Prince' gave Park Yoochun the chance to show off his wide spectrum of abilities as he proved that he was able to successfully juggle comedic, serious and melodramatic roles. This won him a Most Popular Actor Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards, as well as the Netizen Award and Best Hallyu Drama Actor Award at the Seoul Drama Awards.
This popularity has carried over to other countries, with Park Yoochun's individual fanclub reaching well over 120,000 members in China and his drama becoming the most watched Korean Drama since 2011 in Taiwan. Park Yoochun was also chosen as 'The Actor Foreigners Believe is the Best Representative Icon of Seoul'.
Also, Park Yoochun held four fan-meets in his '2012 Asia Tour Fan-meet' in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan and Thailand. He set a record of selling out tickets for all his fan-meets on the day that ticketing began, and he successfully completed his tour, met with his fans' undying support and the flurry of reporters' interest wherever he went.
#I Miss You – Thank Goodness It's Park Yoochun
Park Yoochun currently plays the role of Detective Han Jung Woo in MBC's Wednesday-Thursday drama 'I Miss You', and has successfully transformed into a man who desperately hunts for the killer of his long-lost love. He is being praised for his ability to portray sincere emotions and for his superb acting skills.
In the drama, Han Jung Woo is a bright and brazen detective who holds the nickname of 'Crazed Rabbit' as his longing for one woman becomes his driving force to find a murderer. He is a detective who goes off his head if he sees injustice and searches for his long-lost love with eyes open wide.
'Crazed Rabbit' Han Jung Woo has already soaked into Park Yoochun completely. Making the transformation as a detective who fits the nickname of 'Crazed Rabbit' well, Park Yoochun has perfected a multi-dimensional character through his strong presence and skilled talents as an actor, leaving 'Han Jung Woo' burned into the minds of viewers.
When watching Park Yoochun act, we begin to wonder about and wait for his next project. Park Yoochun is an actor who has a strange power and charm that entrances people. That is why we can't wait to see what character he takes on next.
#Even the Advertisement Industry has 'Yoochun Ache'… His Value Skyrockets with the Success of His Drama
Park Yoochun, who has made his mark as an actor who can go from a cute boy-next-door to a masculine lover, is rising as a 'Blue chip' of the advertisement industry and has become the center of attention in the CF market.
Park Yoochun is currently working as the CF model of ice tea TiO, Ottogi Giseu Noodles, Nintendo, Black Smith and Save the Children. Including the advertisements he's worked on with the other members of JYJ, it has become easier to see Park Yoochun on TV often.
The reason why Park Yoochun is appearing on so many commercials is because his effect on products is phenomenal. A representative of Ottogi stated, "Not only were Park Yoochun's domestic and foreign fans excited about Park Yoochun's endorsement, but ramen enthusiasts were also awaiting his appearance as well," and "This naturally led to sales spiking and the effect he's had on the product is amazing."
As so, Park Yoochun's value in the advertisement industry is already a recognized fact, and his appearance in his most recent drama has drawn his popularity to a whole new level as he has gripped the heartstrings of women everywhere. Representatives of the industry have stated that Park Yoochun's warm and soft image creates a sense of trust amongst consumers and they are busy playing a game of 'Catch Park Yoochun'.
One advertisement agency representative stated, "Park Yoochun is receiving the full support of the advertisement industry for his good looks, approachability and trustworthy image created by his well-mannered and dandy drama roles," and "I believe the industry's love for Park Yoochun will continue to grow as he has a large, active fandom that will directly lead to an increase in sales."
Meanwhile, recognition for Park Yoochun's acting skills and popularity has made him the most sought after actor in the industry and it keeps us wondering about and waiting for Park Yoochun's fifth project.
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Yoona's old modelling photos revealed

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 08:46 PM PST

Girl's Generation Yoona old photos are revealed to public once again ,becoming a hot topic.

The photos were from a photoshoot of Instyle magazine in November 2009. In the photo, Yoona is seen wearing a black strapless dress, with long wavyhair, showing off her sexy charm. She looks totally different from her daily image.

In another photo, Yoona with bronze skin, wearing a harness dress and posing with seductive expression.

Netizens commented ,"Yoona with innocent image is better","The power of make-up is amazing" and so on

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

JiYoon, “4minute members touched and cried by my acting”

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 06:52 PM PST

Jeon JiYoon who had her first musical challenge has expressed her affection towards 4minute members.

During a press call on the 13th, Jeon JiYoon revealed, "4minute members came to watch my performance".

On this day, with her rich singing skills and dazzling performance, she has transformed naturally into BokHee. Jeon JiYoon said, "4minute members came for my afternoon performance. Since it was my first stage, it seems like there were lots that I couldn't do, so I'm regretful. The evening session seems better…" while laughing.

She followed, "During the day, I was really nervous, so I regretted. I heard that the members cried as they were moved by the performance. They said they liked it overall. In particular, during my angry acting scene, they were flaring up as well," expressing thanks to her members.

Towards her character in the musical, "I performed a JiYoonie-like BokHee. Actually, I had to act it femininely but it wasn't. Since it was a double casting, I wanted to show my style of BokHee."

Jeon JiYoon has also expressed her thoughts after her musical stage. She smiled while revealed, "It's my first time standing on a musical stage. I don't even remember how I did it".

She said confidently, "Musical singing skills and entertainment singing skills are totally different. I tried to show my colors in this musical although it was hard."

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: XPORTS News (1) (2) 

Oh Jeong Seh mentioned Park Yuchun in an interview

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 06:26 PM PST

In the drama, Oh Jeong Seh who has many scenes with Park Yuchun is called "wife". They may look like brothers but they both first met when they were shooting. They greeted each other for the first time at the filming site without time to match their scripts because of the pressing time. Though they were once indifferent to each other, they quickly became couple-like brothers just like in the drama.

Oh Jeong Seh: "It's been not only a month that I met (Park) Yuchunnie but I feel like we are long time friends. He's a cheerful, healthy and very polite friend. I like him well as my dongsaeng. He also looks like a grown-up, so much you don't feel his young age.

When I look at Yuchunnie and (Yoo) Seungho, I think about how amazing these young friends are. Even though the script comes out late, they handle perfectly these much lines and feelings. Though their characters consume a lot of feelings, they are truly praiseworthy as I watch over them."

Source: Sports Donga via Nate
Translated by: Sheena

YGE’s Plans For 2013!

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:51 PM PST

The articles released are actually focusing on how YGE's market shares and profit have increased in the year. They said that the growth rate will be at 30%-40% for next year, which is more than pretty good. The article talked about YGE's plans for next year, though it sounds like a summary of expectations and plans only, and not anything concrete. Well, we all know about YG by now, and know that nothing is set in stone. But here's what the article says:

"In the first half of next year, YG is expected to debut its new rookie group; Big Bang is also scheduled for a comeback next fall. YG is also expected to expand its lineup with the girl group that they are also planning to debut next year, four years after the debut of their successful girl group, 2NE1. Psy is also expected to release an album in the US, maybe February or March of next year, and also a world tour. He will continue to do his highly successful local concerts also. In summer of next year, the YG Family Concert tour and 2NE1′s Concert tour are also scheduled. Former Mnet 'Superstar K2′ contestant Kang Seung Yoon will also debut next year."

For all these activities, market consultants and analysts expect a continuing growth for YGE, especially with a lot of activity coming from them in the first half of the year.

Source: Nate
Cr: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

GS Shop, Sales of Save the Children’s Hat Knitting Kit Spark

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:24 PM PST

Donation item 'Hat Knitting Kit' of the hat knitting campaign by Save the Children sponsored by GS Shop has reached a sale of near 100000 within 50 days, and the campaign is under progress with huge success.

Last month, on the 22nd, as season 6 (of the campaign) began, the Hat Knitting Kit immediately rose to become the No. 1 popular item on internet shopping mall GS Shop. In just a week, the sales number exceeded 10000, and subsequently sold almost 100000 within 50 days. As compared to the sale of 45000 in 50 days when last season's campaign started, the speed (of sales) has almost doubled.

GS Shop and Save the Children has made use of the hot sales by carrying out a wide variety of events and offline events.

Firstly, among customers who purchases season 6′s newly released 'Donation Kit' before the 31st, 6 customers will be selected to receive Park Yoochun's autographed 'Special Autographed Kit'. Another 100 customers will be selected to receive Hat Knitting Campaign posters with Park Yoochun as the endorser.

Source: Asiae
Translated by: 抬头有片天 via @maettugi

4minute gave support to member JiYoon's musical debut.

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 05:19 PM PST

4minute girls were seen giving support to Jeon JiYoon's musical debut.

4minute members became audiences to  'My Love by My Side' performance on December 12th, where member Jeon JiYoon is part of the cast. Kwon SoHyun then tweeted on her own twitter account, "At 'My Love by My Side' (scene). It's a really warm musical. A musical that (makes people) laugh, cry and suits the cold winter well," she introduced.

Kwon SoHyun then continued, "Jiyoon unnie who takes the role of BokHee. The concept is about BokHee. Please give support to JiYoon unnie. BokHee Hwaiting", while attaching along a picture with it.

In the picture, the 4minute members were seen thumbing-up for Jeon JiYoon.

Nam JiHyun then followed, " 'My Love by My Side' is like a musical just right for the winter. Fans from overseas came too, and so I'm even more touched. 4nias are indeed one. Those who wants to warm their heart, do watch 'My Love by My Side' ".

4minute Jeon JiYoon had her first challenge in musical with 'My Love by My Side'. The said musical is to start its performance from December 8th onwards.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty
Source: Newsen

Jessica Talks About Her Return to ‘Legally Blonde’

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 04:27 PM PST

Wreaths are lined up at the theater. They are from all over the world: China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. There's support from overseas fans who are starting mango tree planting. It is all support for Girls' Generation's Jessica.

Jessica has met her moment. Winter is "Ice Princess" Jessica's season. Busy living the life of an idol going to events, overseas tours, and CF shoots, she is starring in the musical "Legally Blonde", which opened last month, for the first time in three years.

When we met her at the COEX Artium on December 12th, where "Legally Blonde" was being held, she seemed experienced enough to find the time to relax amidst the business with the performance time nearing and offered mango juice as soon as we sat down.

Jessica has taken the musical stage once again after three years. When she stepped on stage as the main character, Elle Woods, it opened under the same title as the film, "Legally Blonde". "Legally Blonde" is about Elle Woods, who majored in fashion merchandising and enrolls in Harvard Law School in order to win back the boyfriend she breaks up with. Elle Woods is someone who breaks the stereotype of "blondes = stupid" and is adorable, cute, pure, and also witty.

Jessica's Elle Woods pulls off the blonde look very well. She delivered the words of director Jang Yoojung, saying, "It was my first time, and I was really young then. The director said that, if I was a young girl trying to show what it was like for a rookie acting like Elle Woods before, now I'm at the age where it's okay to play Elle Woods, and that I've matured a lot."

"I'm working while recalling my memories. I remembered a lot of the difficult things. I remember it even more because it was so difficult. I only remember being really really busy then."

Jessica said that a lot of time has passed, the actors have changed, and that it feels like a different balance and musical is coming about. She enjoys getting in tune with new people and acting with an ensemble around her age. However, just because it's a musical she's done before, that doesn't make it any easier.

"There's a scene where I show a lot of aegyo. I don't think I'd be able to do that well even if I were to be reborn. Regardless of who my opposite actor is, I need to become empathetic on my own. I need to do it because I'm Elle Woods, and that's why I'm able to do it."

Hearing it like this, the mind of a musical actor can be felt quite strongly.

The Jessica seen through television, with her overly confident facial expressions, each word and action she makes are a lot like Elle Woods. "Elle Woods is really daring. She's a bit assertive and isn't afraid of things. I want to learn a lot of those things [from her]."

Before her musical debut, she said she received a culture shock after watching "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway. Her debut musical, "Legally Blonde", was something that also made her grow more. Jessica stated, "I think I received a lot of influence from the personality of Elle Woods. I got a lot brighter through the musical."

The child who didn't like standing in front of people lost all embarrassment and fear on stage. "When I first joined SM, they said they had to shoot and show a video to Lee Sooman, so, while saying my name and stuff, I cried a lot. I was really shy. It's amazing that a child that was so shy stands on stage like this. And the fact that I've changed."

It's already been six years since she has debuted. There weren't activities this year as Girls' Generation. She is currently putting her time into the musical, preparing for Girls' Generation's comeback, and is planning on juggling the Japan arena tour with the comeback.

As all the members, who were busy with solo activities, are all coming together for album and tour preparations, their chats are never-ending. While it's nice to be together all the time, it's even nicer seeing each other for the first time in a while. It's the same for the musical.

Jessica delivered her greetings to the audience, saying, "I'm getting on stage through a musical for the first time in a long time with a happy heart, so I hope the people watching also have a good time."

Source: HeraldCorp
Cr: soshified