Sunday, December 16, 2012

"T-ara's Areum pre-debut videos impress fans!" plus 24 more

"T-ara's Areum pre-debut videos impress fans!" plus 24 more

T-ara's Areum pre-debut videos impress fans!

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

T-ara's Areum has all what it takes! Even before she got into the group, Areum has proven that she deserved what she has now.

Here are some of her pre-debut videos wherein you can see her dancing in other girl groups' songs.

Mister- KARA (she's wearing a plain white t-shirt)

Bad Girl Good Girl (Miss A) -second from the left
The Boys (SNSD)
Apparently, these are dance covers of CCM girls.
Credits: Shipeundae

Park Eunji wants to be on 'We Got Married' with Jonghyun

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 06:30 AM PST

TV personality Park Eunji revealed that she wanted to be an on-screen couple with SHINee's Jonghyun.

Park Eunji was a guest on 'Quiz to Change the World' on the 15th. On the show, she asked Secret's Sunhwa, "Do you start getting fond of your on-screen husband if you're with each other often?".

Sunhwa answered, "You do. You feel the process of falling in love." MC Lee Hwijae then asked, "Which celebrity do you want to be an on-screen couple with?". To this, Park Eunji replied that she wanted to be paired with SHINee's Jonghyun, who is younger than her. She confessed, "I like that type of face".

MC Park Misun added, "I was really surprised because you said SHINee. You can't take SHINee member Minho", and caused everyone to laugh.

Source: Segye Ilbo
Translations by: jennyjjong. @

Sleepy Minah without make up looks fine!

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 05:30 AM PST

On December 15, Minah posted three selcas. In these photos, she is obviously not wearing any make up on. She looks sleepy but she looks fine and fans commented as they praise her, "Unnie you don't have eyeliner here! Still pretty!","No make up is cute!" etc.

She wrote,

Finally my phone has come back to me~~ ㅠㅅㅠ Just ended rehearsal and in the middle of going somewhere else!!! Waa sleepyyyyyyy

Source: Minah's twitter

Idol Actors Are Selling Well

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST

■A New Rule For Casting Actors
-Requests Already Flooding In For Park Yoochun's 'I Miss You'
-Broadcasting Companies Fighting To Get Hallyu Stars Like Kim Jaejoong
-Overseas Publication Rights Certified, Even With Low Viewer Ratings
-High Anticipation Buzzing Already For U-Know Yunho's 'Queen of Ambition'

The rules for casting actors for dramas are changing.

Though popular top stars continue to be the most sought after actors on the list, idol-turned-actors are showcasing a powerful presence that is on par with them. Though idol stars appearing in dramas isn't new in the industry, they now possess a worth in their appearance alone, leaving the controversies and viewers' ratings that had once been considered in the past behind them.

This is because of overseas publication rights. The idol stars' value in the overseas market is growing exponentially these days to the point that representatives have commented, "All we need is for the drama to sell well overseas, even if it fails domestically." A casting war now takes place over idol stars as their appearance in dramas ensures additional profits through exporting overseas publication rights, even if the dramas record low ratings in Korea.

The 'hottest' stars broadcasting companies are fighting over are celebrities like Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong, Choi Siwon and U-Know Yunho. They have risen as blue chips of the industry with their stable acting talent and popularity.

Park Yoochun is currently acting in MBC's 'I Miss You'. Thanks to his name value, countries such as Japan, China, and Taiwan are already making enquiries about overseas publication rights. SBS' new drama 'Queen of Ambition', which will begin airing next January, is also reaping in the benefits of having an idol star on the cast list. Though the drama's filming schedule was delayed due to problems in casting roles, it was immediately thrust into the spotlight overseas when it decided to include TVXQ's U-Know Yunho in the cast list. The same goes for Kim Myeong Min and Jung Ryeo Won's 'King of Dramas'. Thanks to Super Junior's Choi Siwon's popularity overseas, offers are flooding in for overseas publication rights. Kim Jaejoong's debut drama 'Protect the Boss' set the record by being exported to 30 countries. His next piece 'Dr. Jin' was also exported to 20 countries.

A representative of a drama production company stated, "Not all Hallyu stars have the same name value," and "Idol stars have become a business model."

Source: [donga sports]
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The Veil Is Pushed Back To Reveal Kim Junsu’s End-Of-The-Year Concert

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 04:30 AM PST

The guest appearances for Kim Junsu's end-of-the-year concert '2012 XIA Balland&Musical Concert with Orchestra' have been confirmed.
C-JeS Entertainment stated, "The guest appearances and staff have been confirmed. Composer Choi Joo Young will create a warm musical&ballad concert and musical actress Kim Sun Young will stand on stage for the 'Elisabeth' songs. Also, child actor Tang Jun Sang from 'Mozart!' will also appear as the child version of Mozart.
This upcoming concert will be the first solo ballad concert held by an idol singer and will feature songs from musicals, ballads from the singer's album, OST collaborations and some of Kim Junsu's personal favorites. He plans to stand on stage for 120 minutes with an orchestra and perform all his songs live.
A representative stated, "A high-quality concert is being crafted. I dare say that such a concert has never been done before in Korea. Kim Junsu will take you on a journey through the various dramas and musicals he has participated in with his musical numbers and OSTs, and will create romantic memories to last with his heart-wrenching yet warm ballads."
Musical actress Kim Sun Young worked alongside Kim Junsu in 'Elisabeth' and has proved herself to be one of Korea's best musical actresses in productions such as 'Miss Saigon' and 'Jekyll and Hyde'. Tang Jun Sang took on the role of young Amadeus in the musical 'Mozart!' and is currently making an appearance in the musical 'Assassin'.
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu's end-of-the-year solo concert will be held from the 29th of December till the 31st at COEX, and all 21,000 seats (7,000 seats per day) are sold out.

Source: [the star chosun]
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Yang Yoseob, Best way to reject a girl? “Don’t beat around the bush”

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST

Yang Yoseob has revealed his way of rejecting those of the opposite sex.

BEAST Yang Yoseob said, "I'm really a good guy", causing laughter among MC Yoo HeeYeol and the audience.
With this, Yoo HeeYeol made up a situation to try to observe Yang Yoseob's response. Yoo HeeYeol asked, "One day you went out to meet a girl. She isn't your type but she likes you very much. What will you do?"

Yang Yoseob then followed by, "I don't beat around the bush. I will say nicely, "I'm sorry but I think you're not my style".

Yoo HeeYeol who wanted to trick Yang Yoseob  said, "So do you dislike healthy women? (as in well-build women)", once again leading to laughter.
Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: Newsen 

Inkigayo new MCs Kwanghee & Hyunwoo pose at the backstage

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 02:51 AM PST

ZE:A's Kwanghee and Hyunwoo made their MC debut on Inkigayo aired today.

ZE:A's official Twitter shared,"Hi everyone, Kwanghee's wish comes true! SBS Inkigayo will air soon, it's Kwanghee debut stage! Going crazy~thanks! You guys will cheer on Kwanghee right?"

"Zza zan!reveal another photo, will have a special stage with Hyun Woo, do you anticipate it."

Fans commented,"Support you","Anticipate your special stage" and etc

Hello Venus asks "What Are You Doing Today" on Inkigayo

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 02:24 AM PST

Hello Venus is back with their brand new track "What Are You Doing Today" on Inkigayo.

Enjoy the girls' comeback stage below

TV personality Park Eunji wants to be on 'We Got Married' with SHINee's Jonghyun

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 01:53 AM PST

TV personality Park Eunji revealed that she wanted to be an on-screen couple with SHINee's Jonghyun.

Park Eunji was a guest on 'Quiz to Change the World' on the 15th. On the show, she asked Secret's Sunhwa, "Do you start getting fond of your on-screen husband if you're with each other often?".

Sunhwa answered, "You do. You feel the process of falling in love." MC Lee Hwijae then asked, "Which celebrity do you want to be an on-screen couple with?". To this, Park Eunji replied that she wanted to be paired with SHINee's Jonghyun, who is younger than her. She confessed, "I like that type of face".

MC Park Misun added, "I was really surprised because you said SHINee. You can't take SHINee member Minho", and caused everyone to laugh.


Shared by: Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

KARA's Nicole and Jiyoung reveal adorable selcas

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 01:19 AM PST

KARA's maknae Kang Jiyoung updated her Twitter on 16th December.

She mentioned,"Scheduled recording ended successfully. Nicole unnie came to support me with her self-made cake, unnie zzang."

Jiyoung performed her solo stage on Inkigayo aired on 16th December.Check out her performance here.

Fans commented after seeing the photos,"KARA's members share close relationship","Unnie is showing the maknae a lot of love","KARA's solo albums daebak" and etc.

Hyun Woo & Kwanghee go "High High" on Inkigayo

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 12:20 AM PST

Hyunwoo and ZE:A's Kwanghee made their Inkigayo MC debut on the show aired today.

To celebrate their debut on the show, the boys performed GD and Top's popular track "High High",check out their performance below

KARA's Jiyoung "Wanna Do" on Inkigayo

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 11:57 PM PST

KARA's maknae Kang Jiyoung is the first member to make her solo debut on music show.

She performed "Wanna Do" on Inkigayo aired earlier today,check out her performance below

CNBlue's 'COME ON' Arena Tour DVD & Blu-Ray to be released

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST

 Release Date: 23rd January 2013 (Wednesday)

DVD<Limited Edition>

Price: ¥4,830

One Random Special Postcard



Price:  ¥ 5,250

5 clear file holder



Price: ¥5,880


Come on
Get Away
Just Please
Hey You
Rain of Blessing
These days
Have a good night
Wake up
No more
Blue Sky
Teardrops in the rain
Now or Never
with me
Where you are
The Way part1~one time~
Time is over
In My Head
Love Revolution
You've fallen for me

(All 26 Tracks+Making Video)


Photo Credits:
Posted by AJ @ cnbluestorm

Eunji's selca, "Endure it!"

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 10:30 PM PST

A-Pink's Eunji updates her wagle with a cool selca of her.
She wrote on December 15,

My dears
I really miss you a lot
I don't know if you know that I'm always energized because all my dears are always by our side giving us strength I'm always thankful and I love you
Today was so hectic that I wasn't able to take a single selca?ㅠㅠ Instead!! A picture from these days tada!!
If it's tiring waiting for A-Pink, raise your hand!!
Endure it♥^^♥

Credits: Eunji's Wagle (@apinkjej) + A-PINK.NET
Translated By: Katherine(:@A-PINK.NET
(Source: apinkforums)

Secret Hyosung updates about Zinger's condition

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST

Hyosung updates fans about Zinger's condition and apologized for unfortunate events happened after their comeback. In her recent fancafe post written on December 14, she wrote,

Hello, this is Jeon leader… +_+

Everyone's doing well, right?

First off, I feel very sorry because we…

suddenly delivered such bad news ㅠㅠ

You guys were probably really shocked to..

Although I'm really sad that

something like this happened one week after we had our comeback…,

my heart hurts more thinking

of our Secret Time friends who are probably about to cry worrying about us… ㅠㅠ

We all thankfully received treatment well and we trying to get better quickly while resting,

so don't worry too much ^^

We went to see Zinger yesterday in the hospital, but

she was going through it strongly while brightly smiling and acting as if she wasn't hurt one bit even though she's probably hurting ^^

It's all thanks to you guys for supporting and worrying about us a lot

I'm so sorry for delivering bad news.. ㅠㅠ

However, this incident isn't anyone's fault,

and I believe this should be taken as a positive thing and that in the long-run,

this will become a time for Secret to become more stronger as we rest and look back on our past days ^^

Since we'll quickly get better and show a better side of us on stage,

please wait just a bit till then, everyone >_<

Thank you so, so much and I'm sorry >_<

Everyone! Be careful of the snowy and rainy roads and be careful of catching a cold +_+ ㅋ

And eat all your meals too, okay? ㅋ

Because we won't be able to see each other till we go on stage,

let's meet in our dreams everyone >_<


trans. cr; hyejin @ fuckyeahsecrettime | source cr; secret's fancafe ; take out with full credits

NOTE: SECRET members got into a major car accident on December 11th because of the icy road. Zinger broke her ribs and got a bruise on her lung.

Yuri floods fans with her selcas!

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 09:30 PM PST

Yuri updates her UFO profile with her new batch of selcas! In these recent ones, she looks fresh and seemingly wearing no-make up face. Her cute expressions amuse fans and yet again wins hearts of many.

Check her selcas below:

Credits: soshified

SNSD's Sooyoung and Tiffany attend Hong Rok-gi's Wedding

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST

SNSD's Sooyung and Tiffany attended thewedding ceremony of Actor/Comedian Hong Rok-gi who got married to a fashion model named Kim A-rin.

Check the official photos below:

Credits: as tagged

Yang Yoseob, Reveals the fact of 1/n earnings, “Only Lee Kikwang has the most schedule?”

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 08:30 PM PST

Yang Yoseob has opened up the fact about BEAST's earnings distribution.

On 'Yoo HeeYeol's Sketchbook', MC Yoo HeeYeol mentioned about the advantage of having a group activity, and he said, "While you're having your solo promotions, you don't have to distribute your earnings in 1/n", causing laughter.

Towards this, Yang Yoseob explained, "All the members themselves agreed to this method of  distributing income" and, " We were misunderstood about 'Why Lee Kikwang and Yoon Doojoon having lots of schedule, and you guys who are resting gets to earn income'. But actually, we were earning money from places that can't be seen." (ie, from elsewhere)

With Yang Yoseob's serious explanation, Yoo HeeYeol jokingly said, "Your eyes are getting wet"
Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: Newsen 

2NE1′s Park Bom Gains Interest Due To Her ”Doll-Like” Legs

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST

Recently girlgroup 2NE1′s Park Bom has gained lots of attention due to her "luxury legs" which have been the talk of town.

On an online community bulletin board, several pictures we're published of Bom titled "Pretty stunning legs'' in Park Bom's tag and it instantly became a huge issue as Bom's legs impressed many, not only once but a gazzilion times.

Be it a picture of her going somewhere fully dressed, or be it an appearance on a award show or during a performance or even in a music video, Park Bom stunned many with her now dubbed as "doll-like" legs. Usually Bom wears micro mini-dresses where you could see her stunning long legs but even if she wears jeans her legs are to die for.

Netizens who saw these photos commented with "Bom's legs are like "real-art""  "She has stunning legs, be it in heels or sneakers, her leg line is impressive" "I'm jealous" "Park Bom-sshi, please reveal your secret" "She has such a nice body, so stunning" and more showing a variety of reactions and netizens who envy her legs.

Meanwhile 2NE1 completed their New Evolution Tour on the 1st of December and recently released the "New Evolution Tour 2012 In Seoul" live CD.

Source : Nate
Translated By: Yasmine@WeLoveBom

121216 Inkigayo Performers List

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 07:22 PM PST

# Special stage #
MC Stage
- Lee Hyun Woo and Kwanghee [High High]
# Comeback Special #
- Kang Jiyoung of KARA [Wanna Do]
- Hello Venus [What Do You Do Today?]
- Sunny Hill [Goodbye to Romance]
# Hot Music #
- THE SEEYA [Poison (feat.Haeri)]
- SPICA [Lonely]
- Girl's Day [Don't Forget Me]
- A-JAX [2MYX]
- D-UNIT [Luv ME]
- 100% [Guys Like Me]
- Dal Shabet [Have, Don't Have]
- Boyfriend [JANUS]
- Nell [White Night]
- B1A4 [Tried To Walk]
- Epik High [Don't Hate Me]
- Lee Hi [1,2,3,4]
- Yang yoseob of BEAST [Caffeine]
- Secret [Talk That]
- TVXQ [Humanoids]

The Seeya & Davichi's Haeri sing "Poison" on Love Request

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 06:49 PM PST

The Seeya sing their new song "Poison" with Davichi's Haeri on Love Request.

Check out their emotional performance below

Brown Eyed Girls' Narsha undergoes plastic surgery?

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 06:16 PM PST

A photo of Brown Eyed Girls' Narsha undergoing plastic surgery has been uploaded online and attracted much attention. 

It turns out that the photo is from tvN's 'SNL Korea' on which Brown Eyed Girls appeared and recorded a shocking music video that placed plastic surgery as the subject. 

The theme song is 'Plastic Face' as the tune of Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face'. The purpose of the music video is defending the desire of women who want to be more beautiful through plastic surgery. 

The song aims at those individuals that call women who get surgery as plastic monsters. The group also showed off their changes in Gangnam which is considered the plastic surgery mecca of Korea. Narsha is seen lying down on the bed pre-surgery and has lines drawn on her face. The fact that the members of the group have already admitted surgery is expected to draw more attention.

Check it out:

CNBLUE's Yonghwa reveals his ideal type

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:51 PM PST

CNBLUE's Yonghwa revealed his ideal type revently.

SBS's "Go Show" that was broadcasted on December 14th with CNBLUE' Jung Yonghwa, Lee Jonghyun, Kang Minhyuk and Lee Jungshin as guests.

On the show, when he was asked about his ideal type, he confessed that he likes figure skater Kim Yuna.

MC Go Hyun Jung asked,"What do you like about her?", he asnwered,"I feel like I could learn something if I was with her, and of course I like her appearance,especially I really like her eyes"

In the end, Yonghwa recorded a video message to Kim Yuna, he said,"I have always been watching you, it seems that we don't have a chance to meet each other but I hope we can work with each other in a TV program."

Written By Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

IU releases OST & CF for AION

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:10 PM PST

NC SOFT AION releases the promotional video featuring IU.

Besides, IU sings the OST song of the online game too, check out the full song below.

BEAST Yoseob, Praises appearance, “Yoo HeeYeol’s Handsome”

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 05:31 PM PST

BEAST Yang Yoseob has praised Yoo HeeYeol's appearance.

Yang Yoseob who came back as a solo has recorded for KBS 2TV 'Yoo HeeYeol's Sketchbook'. After his performance with 'Caffeine', he has expressed a different thought.

Yang Yoseob mentioned about the recent MBC 'Infinite Challenge' special edition, where Yoo HeeYeol were one of the guests and said, "I can't understand. I think that Yoo HeeYeol senior-nim is handsome". With this, Yoo HeeYeol replied "Let's be closer", causing laughter on the set.

Meanwhile, Yang Yoseob's good singing capabilities has always been a known fact. When asked when was the time when Yang Yoseob himself knew that he's good in singing, Yang Yoseob replied, "While camping, there was an instructor who couldn't stop (listening to) my songs." Since then, Yang Yoseob said that he went home and announced that he wants to be a singer. Followed this, Yoo HeeYeol made a conclusion, "That instructor has now made BEAST's Yang Yoseob".

Also, Yang Yoseob confessed that he actually wanted to be a ballad singer, and that he likes to sing songs that move people, which has attracted attention. Yang Yoseob then presented his favorite song, 'Still with you' by Eric Benet.

He continued, "My father is bad at dancing, so I thought I'll be bad in dancing too", causing laughter on the set.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty
Source: Newsen