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"Jaejoong reveals the reason why he doesn't use the name 'Hero'" plus 24 more

"Jaejoong reveals the reason why he doesn't use the name 'Hero'" plus 24 more

Jaejoong reveals the reason why he doesn't use the name 'Hero'

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

Kim Jaejoong, the emotional and talented vocalist of JYJ and the actor who has appeared both on TV and on the big screen, is taking on a new challenge as a solo singer.

Trying out a new genre that he hasn't sung before, Kim Jaejoong collaborated with Kim Bada to create a song that carries the traditional rock genre with a unique color that accentuates his powerful vocal talent.

Putting all the emotions and untold stories of the past ten years as a singer and actor into the lyrics of his first solo mini album, Kim Jaejoong  is full of anticipation for the new challenge he faces.

There's a negative view on idols pursuing a musical career in the rock genre. This is one of the reasons why Moon Hee Joon had so many anti-fans when he began pursuing a solo career after H.O.T disbanded.

"I took those negative views into consideration. Because rock is a completely different genre from the styles that I've sung till now, I tried really hard to get rid of the habits I'd formed over the years, and I learned how to sing and express my emotions in the traditional form of rock."

Though he was nervous about taking on a new genre, he was determined to overcome any difficulties and succeed. Instead of an excessive transformation, he worked hard to absorb the traditional form of rock and thanks to the help of his fellow musicians, he was able to successfully create an album.

"When I first chose rock as my preferred genre and set out to make an album, I didn't think I'd be working with such great seniors who directed me and wrote songs for me. I received such great help and I was able to learn so much about the genre I've always liked."

Kim Jaejoong's collaboration with Sinawi's vocal Kim Bada has become a new learning experience and discovery for him. From the genre's specific vocalization to changing his singing style, Kim Jaejoong had to go through an intensive training procedure to get to where he is now.

"It was really hard to change my singing style. If you listen to my mini album and compare the voice from the first track and the last, doesn't it sound like two different people? 'One Kiss' has a lot of high notes, so I felt like I was in another world (laughter). It felt like I was back to being a rookie, but I didn't throw away my original style to fit the rock genre, I just worked hard to find a way of changing my style slightly to go with the genre."

Kim Jaejoong participated in the song- and lyric-writing process of his entire album. Kim Jaejoong wrote down all the emotions and hidden stories of his life as a singer and actor in the lyrics of his songs and showcased his extraordinary talent yet again.

"I tend to write lyrics pretty quickly. It might have taken me a while if I was writing something where I had to create a story, like in a novel, but since most lyrics aren't that embellished, I write them pretty quickly. It took me around 15 to 20 minutes to write the lyrics for 'I'll Protect You' from the 'Protect the Boss' OST and 'Even When I'm Alive, It Feels Like a Dream' from the Dr. Jin OST. But it took me three days to write the lyrics of 'One Kiss'. I think that's the longest time it's taken me to write lyrics."

The music video of 'MINE', the title song of Kim Jaejoong's mini album, as left a deep impression on many for its use of top-quality production equipment and intense visuals. Kim Jaejoong starts the music video with a mysterious and innocent image, moves on to being chained down and in pain, and finally transforms into a surreal character, perfecting a bone-chilling image in each scene and mixing in a grotesque edge to his music video with outfits from the famous designer Song Hae Myong.

"I asked the director to get the theme of the music video from the lyrics of the song, and he came back to me the next day with a variety of concepts that we implemented in the music video. It felt as though he had done a lot of research on me beforehand. We stayed up for two nights to film the music video, and it came out to be very artistic and I'm personally extremely satisfied with the end product."

What reaction did the members of JYJ, who are famous for their strong friendship, have to Kim Jaejoong's solo album? When asked this question, Kim Jaejoong gave a content smile.

"In Yoochun's case, he listened to 'One Kiss' for the first time in China and said, 'I feel like having a drink right now. This song is really good. If I said that I liked it better than Junsu's 'Tarantallegra', he'd start sulking at me, right?' Yoochun has always preferred emotional songs over dance tracks, and I think that's why he felt like having a drink when he heard that song."

"Junsu really liked my title song 'MINE'. In the past, when we were active in Japan, I once released a single called 'Maze'. Ever since then, Junsu's been telling me, 'If you ever release a solo album, you have to do a rock song. You have to do a song with a strong, rhythmic beat.'"

Though he is a member of JYJ, Kim Junsu has kept his title of 'Xia(h)', the name he used when he was a member of TVXQ, whenever he partakes in any solo activities. But Kim Jaejoong is cautious about using the name 'Hero'.

"Junsu must really like 'Xia'. (laughter) Junsu believes that when he's a musical actor, the name 'Kim Junsu' fits him best, and when he's a singer, the name 'Xia' fits him best. And I think I agree with him on that. For me, because the title 'Hero' is a name I used when the five of us used to be together, I've decided to refrain from using it as much as possible now."

Kim Jaejoong chose 'fans' as the biggest reason for the release of his solo album. He knows that since creating JYJ and starting his individual activities, he's been more focused on his acting than his singing career.

"I'm sure that there are people who like JYJ as a group, and people who like the vocals of each member. I didn't want to make those people wait too long, so I wanted to bring my music to them quickly."

Through his upcoming activities for his album, Kim Jaejoong plans to visit his international fans as well. Though there aren't many tracks on his album, this is his first solo album and he is in discussions with his agency for the possibilities of a solo world tour in the future.

As JYJ have won their lawsuit against the Japanese agency AVEX, many are predicting Kim Jaejoong to pursue solo activities in Japan, but he has a different idea.

"Personally, I'd like for all three members of JYJ to be together when he resume our activities in Japan. I think it's our duty to go together as a trio and perform for the fans who have been silently waiting for us in Japan for the past four years. As for the possibilities of a world tour, I'd like to go on one if my songs are able to live up to the high-quality that a world tour performance demands."

Kim Jaejoong, who has started off the year as a singer, plans to continue his acting career as well, on TV and on the big screen. With JYJ activities scheduled as well, 2013 is set to be a very special year for his fans.

Source: [StarN]
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World-famous star Rain is humiliated by not being recognized

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST

Rain, who's currently serving in the military, was recently spotted taking part in a walking festival.

The singer and actor, who was recently punished for meeting with his girlfriend, Kim Tae-hee, while on duty, remained mum despite repeated questions by a reporter. However, the world-famous star was very nice and kind to a boy near him, who looked indifferent to the star. He gave the boy some chocolate, saying "Just before, you said you know who I am, didn't you?"

The innocent boy accepted the chocolate and gave him an honest reply: "Yeah, it seems that I've seen you somewhere, but I'm not sure."

source : star news
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Kim Jaejoong Says, “My Hobbies Disappear When Winter Comes”

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

[Lee Jung Ah's Celebrity] Kim Jaejoong Says, "My Hobbies Disappear When Winter Comes"

When we see this man, this is what comes to mind. A cold exterior hides the light inside that is as hot as fireworks. That is Kim Jaejoong.

Kim Jaejoong has released his first solo album 'I', full of the emotions and happenings that he has felt and faced. The stories he tells as an individual, not as a member of a group, ring in our ears.

We're curious of who Kim Jaejoong is as a normal person, not the man who sings and acts. We are sating that curiosity on 'Lee Jung Ah's Celebrity'.

# You were extremely busy last year and it feels like every day is full of happiness for you. Do you have any concerns?
"I don't know. I think my biggest concern is my health. I haven't been able to sleep that much these past couple of days because of insomnia. I tried to pretty myself up for today, but I think I look a little haggard." (Not at all!! He was the epitome of a cool city guy, with sophistication flowing from him from head to toe!)

# You've released your first album. How did the other members react to your choice of genre?
"(Park) Yoochun said that he felt like having a drink after listening to 'One Kiss'. He said, 'I need to drink today', and that it is a song that calls for a drink… isn't that great? There are songs you listen to when you're sad and are hoping to be comforted, and there are songs you listen to because you want to feel sadder. And to say that it's a song that calls for a drink… I really like that. (Kim) Junsu really liked 'Mine'."

# We want to know what you do as 'a regular guy' when you aren't working.
"My hobbies disappear when Winter comes. (haha) I really like riding my bike, so I go biking every day when the weather's nice. I rode my bike so much and used my pelvis so much that I suffered from an inflamed pelvis. I also like running on the treadmill at the gym. I had to go to the hospital because I had hurt my pelvis from all that biking and running. I haven't ridden my bike since then, but my pelvis is still inflamed. So I don't run or bike that much anymore. When I ride my bike, I'll go all the way to the Han River and back, and I always feel like I'm going to die on the way back. (laughter)"

# Hong Seok Chun recently posted a tweet of support for you on his personal Twitter account and became a hot topic for it. You have such a wide circle of friends.
"I would say that because Seok Chun has such a wide circle of friends, I should be seen as just one of his personal connections rather than him being my friend. The people I'm friends with all know Seok Chun too. I saw his words of support and I was so grateful that I went to see him as soon as I was done with work."

# You've been showcasing 'great visuals' in your music video and in your album jacket. What's your secret?
"I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm doing everything I can to do everything I could possibly do as someone in their late twenties. (laughter) I feel like I'm using up all the energy I possibly could before I turn 30. I need to work harder!!"

#Kim Jaejoong. Are you really 'happy' these days?
"I'd say I'm half and half. There are times when I'm really happy, but there are moments when it gets to unbearable that I can't believe emotions like that could possibly exist. I have a life that others can't experience, so I have to experience things that no one else can. But…. I'm… happy."

Source: [etv sbs]
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‘New Bagel Girl’ Heo Gayoon, “My Fashion worth 15 million Won?”… ‘Gangnam Girl’ once again a topic

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

Heo Gayoon's 'Gangnam girl style fashion' has once again become a topic.

4minute's Heo Gayoon's airport fashion style has attracted netizens' attention.

One of Heo Gayoon's past pictures, where her fashion was said to be worth of 15 million Won, has attracted attention. However, it was reported that the information was false.

In 2010, Heo Gayoon appeared on a variety program and clarified towards her 'Gangnam girl' nickname, saying that it wasn't worth 15 million Won.

During the broadcast, Heo Gayoon revealed, "When netizens saw that picture then, the fashion from head to toe was seemed to worth 15 million Won. At the airport, I took off (my) sunglasses, but since it was swelled up then, I borrowed them from my coordi eonnie. Meanwhile, the estimated to be 8 million Won one-piece was brought for fun from a shop overseas."

Heo Gayoon followed, "It was said to be 15 million Won fashion, but it's actually less than 20o thousand Won," causing laughter on set.

However, Heo Gayoon continued, "(Through airport fashion) After the birth of 'Gangnam girl' nickname, I've received lots of sponsorship and presents, so it isn't all that bad."

Source: City Daily

Elle Girl 'Yang Yoseob is serious'

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST

EG Just yesterday, you released your solo album online. Are you constantly checking the music charts or the fans' reactions online? Of course I am.(laughs) I'm checking the music charts every hour. This is an extension line from BEAST promotions and if I do well BEAST will do well so, more than feeling nervous in a good way I'm worried and the pressure is big. Of course once I start promoting I'll probably do so enjoyably.

EG While making the album did a lot of your ideas get reflected? I think choosing the musical concept is important. At first the company wanted me to sing a ballad that would show off my vocals but, to be honest I'm not the type to sing just standing still. That's why I said we should do something that's emotional but you could still show it off in a performance and so out came 'Caffeine'. I think a good song was produced because I kept discussing with Junhyung.

EG If you were to choose a song from your album that was difficult to sing or one that you had to work especially hard for?They were pretty similar but, if I had to choose one I would choose the 4th track 'Still I'. Truthfully I can't produce a smooth falsetto. I think it's because while doing BEAST music I would sing sharp falsettos to match the songs. However this song needed thin falsettos so it was a bit difficult.

EG Truthfully speaking, while doing BEAST promotions did you ever regret not being able to show your full potential as a vocalist? No. I think I was able to show enough of it. It's just that the parts were divided into 6, it wasn't very different from the kind of music that I wanted to do. Out of all the comments about BEAST my favourite is the saying 'group without a hole'. I promoted with pride and confidence as the main vocal of the group without a hole.

EG What do you think of your voice? What are your charms or strong points as a vocalist? Strong points I guess it's that I can produce many different voices? My vocal range isn't super high nor is it really low. With an average male vocal range I can give various colours to a song. I think that is my role and what I'm most confident with.
EG If you had to choose a voice you're most envious of as a singer? Dongwoon(BEAST's Son Dongwoon). Sadly Dongwoon hasn't received the spotlight yet. He has a nice ring and substance. He's a friend who is very good at singing. Often when I hear Dongwoon sing, because he has a voice tone that I do not possess I think to myself, 'Ah I wish I had that ring and I wish I could sing with that heavy tone.'
EG Are there any habits or personality changes you faced after becoming a member of BEAST? First of all I became even more serious about everything. When I was a trainee it was just my own life. However now if I make a mistake on stage, not only does it affect my image but it could also affect the image of the 5 others. Also in the same way if I do well then BEAST as a whole can shine. After that I think I've become more serious with every word and action.

EG Besides practicing singing what do you do in your spare time? Sports, games, drinking, and such are your interests similar to guys your age? I'm not too sure, first of all I can't drink very well. It's not that I couldn't drink originally but, I think it's because I haven't been drinking. Hm…. how do I play? Occasionally I meet with my friends or the dance team and talk… I think I just play soundly. I don't do much.
EG Later don't you want to push everything back and just play? Of course there are times where I played like that. It hasn't been like that the whole time since we've debuted 3 years ago. BEAST members together have gone drinking together and, we've gone to a leisure pension and played.
EG When someone says "Yang Yoseob is this kind of person", what do you want to hear? A hard-working and sincere person. To be honest I'm not as hard-working and sincere but, it is something I'm personally working on. It wish people could acknowledge that.
EG Upcoming 2013 what kind of year do you want it to be? In 2013 I want to fill up the Tokyo dome and I want to release a lot of albums. I don't BEAST has been able to release many albums in Korea. We've only been able to release one this year as well. I feel apologetic to the fans about that. Next year I wish to release at least 2-3 albums.

EG You're a workaholic. Aren't you living too tightly? I think it's best to do everything while you can. I'm going to earn lots of money now and play later. Haha.
EG Obviously you want to become an even better singer later, then what kind of man do you want to be? What kind of man do you think is really cool? Isn't a man who focuses on his work really cool? A man who focuses on his work and takes care of himself well. I hope I don't change too much.

Roh JiHoon supports first broadcast of ‘Birth Star 3′, “Nervous just by looking at picture”

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST

Roh JiHoon has shown his support for 'The Birth of a Great Star 3″.

On the 24th January, Roh JiHoon wrote on his own twitter, "That was during my first broadcast.. Though few years have already passed, I'm still nervous just by looking at this picture. 'The Birth of a Great Star 3′! Will finally be broadcast tomorrow! Hwaiting", along with a picture of himself during 'Birth Star'.

Meanwhile, MBC 'Birth Star 3′ will have its first broadcast on the 25th January at 10PM.

Source: Newsen

CNBLUE performs at KBS Yoo Huiyeol’s Sketchbook

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST

CNBLUE members appeared on KBS program Yoo Huiyeol's Sketchbook and performed their new and hit songs such as I'm Sorry, Where You Are and Love.

Watch the videos below:

Video credit: 지 약 @youtube

The Composition Skills Of CNBLUE's Yong Hwa Are Even Recognized By TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 03:50 AM PST

Jung Yong Hwa, the leader of CNBlue, has had his composition skills recognized by TVXQ's U-Know Yunho, who made a request to have a song written for TVXQ.

The title song of the band's new album 'Re Blue', which was released on the 14th, is 'I'm Sorry', composed and written by Jung Yong Hwa. To have his own compositions be chosen as the title song of his group's album in four years means that Jung Yong Hwa's agency has recognized his talents. The song is currently in the top 5 list on online music charts, proving that his songs are accepted by the masses.

Jung Yon Hwa has shown a great passion for composing songs. Thanks to the active support of FNC Entertainment, he has written songs for Juniel and AOA. Jung Yong Hwa stepped away from his band in the second half of last year to focus on composing music, and confessed, "For the first time in my life, I felt the pains of innovation." His efforts are paying off now.

The number of representatives in the K-pop industry asking Jung Yon Hwa for songs is increasing. Some seniors and juniors have already asked him for songs at awards ceremonies. Jung Yong Hwa said, "At an awards ceremony last year, I met TVXQ's U-Know Yunho and he asked me if I could write a song for TVXQ's 10th anniversary album. Hwang Kwang Hee from ZE:A asked me too."

Others have requested songs from Jung Yong Hwa through the entertainment agency's CEO and representatives. Jung Yong Hwa seemed to be enjoying the attention he was getting, but he said that he is still hesitant to give anyone other than CN Blue a song yet. Jung Yong Hwa said, "It felt great to hear that people are requesting songs from me. But, I still feel nervous about participating in other people's albums."

Jung Yong Hwa has been branching out into dance and ballad tracks for his juniors Juniel and AOA. He has been enjoying writing songs in new genres. Jung Yong Hwa showed his passion for composing music as he said, "Writing songs for my juniors was fun because I got to branch out into a variety of genres. I want to keep writing lots of songs."

Source: [ajunews]
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Kim Junsu Says, “I Had A Hard Time Breathing Because Of The High Altitude In South America”

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 03:20 AM PST

Singer Kim Junsu (26) has had quite the year in 2012. His first solo album 'Tarantallegra' sold over 120,000 copies, and he dominated overseas charts such as the Billboard World Charts, the Japanese iTunes Charts and the German Asian Music Charts. What makes his achievements so special is that he was able to do this without a single TV appearance.

"Because I knew that I would be releasing an album without a single TV appearance on music programs, I wanted to make a music video that was a work of art. I received full support from the company. To be honest, the amount of money that went into the music video was a bit too much (300 million Won). But I firmly believe that if you truly love music, you can't lie to yourself; you have to do what you feel is right and what you want to do. And they must have agreed to that."

His voice was flushed with excitement as he spoke. We recently met with him and he seemed proud of his 'report card' last year. What he was most proud of was his world tour that took him through Asia and the Americas. Starting in Seoul, he travelled all over the world from Thailand to Taiwan, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Chile to perform for over 50,000 people.

"In the US, the fans get in the groove of the songs and cheer as if they're having fun at a club. In South America, they're very passionate and the response you get from the crowd is explosive. They keep jumping and running with you, and there were a lot of people who cried. In the past, there were some fans in Chile who threw undergarments on stage."

He said that each performance felt new and refreshing because each country's fandom had a different reaction at concert. There were also some aspects that tired him out. During his Mexico performance, his stage was placed at an altitude that was higher than that of Mt. Halla, making it difficult for him to control his breathing during the concert.

"A base hasn't properly been expanded yet in Europe or South America, and because we're only in the beginning stages, there are some hardware things that are lacking. But the supportive passion of the fans is as amazing as anywhere else. I will never forget the look in the fans' eyes. I could see the emotions behind the fact that they were seeing me for the first time, and that they might never see me again, and I found myself feeling more energetic than before."

It's quite rare for someone to have such a strong fandom base in South America, as opposed to in Asia where many Korean singers have entered the market.

"The people of South America have a lot of passion, so they like singers with intense performances and I think that's why they loved my title song and dance tracks. Incidentally, they say that a person with round eyes and a cute face is considered handsome there, but since that's a subjective topic, I can't say with confidence that I fit under those standards." (laughter)

He plans to continue his string of activities this year. Last year marked the end of JYJ's three-year-long lawsuit with SM Entertainment. The two sides came to an agreement to terminate their contract.

"It's not that we were oppressed or persecuted from the moment our legal battle with SM began. Though there was a lawsuit, the Courts sided with us when they stated that our independent activities were not to be hindered and that our contract was unlawful, so we've been free since three years ago. But there were some in the concerned parties that brought up the lawsuits when talking about external pressures, so I'm glad that was cleared up. I believe that justice has won in this case."

A JYJ album will be released this year. He is also in the process of screening potential musicals and concerts. Does he have any plans to date this year? "To be honest, I've been dating now and then. Because I don't have that much time, girls break up with me since I end up being a bad boy. (laughter) Right now, I enjoy my work. If I do find someone I'm interested in, I'll be sure to tell you about her."

Source: [mk]
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Woyooung & Nichkhun pose together after Japan concert

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 02:30 AM PST

2PM's Jang Wooyoung updated his Twitter on 26th January.

He wrote,"Nagoya~~~Bye~~~Left some great memories here....>.< But! Why am i regretful?...?

He is seen posing with Nichkhun who is sitting on the chair, showing their cute expressions.

Fans commented,"so cute","When will you promote in Korea" and etc.

Meanwhile, 2PM started their World Tour in Japan on 11th January, performing in 6 cities.

A ghost appeared in G.Na's photo

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST

On January 23, G.Na posted a photo on her twitter with the words, "Selca on the way back, I'm in a good mood! But after looking at my photo again, I saw someone in the right corner. A ghost? I'm scared"

In the photo, G.Na is taking photos on her own with various poses while sitting in the car. In particular, the appearance of a blurred face behind her looks scary. This image attracted a lot of attention.

Netizens commented, "Is that a real image? "," Looks like a real photo "," How scary ~ ".

Source: G.Na's twitter
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Song Hye Kyo,"We need to change prejudice against blind people"

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST

Song Hye Kyo's recent statements gained attention from netizens.

On January 22nd, SBS's "That Winter, The Wind Blows" official twitter revealed a video of Song Hye Kyo's interview.

In the interview, she said,"I went to a welfare center to meet blind people, and I talked with them. Before I met them, I had preconception about blind people, and I was very ashamed about that I didn't concern about them before. 

My homework is to make people break the prejudice against blind people. I want to make eveyone know that they're just the same as the others". 

Song Hye Kyo's statements reminded people that she's a beautiful person not only on the outside but also on the inside.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

ZE:A's Kwanghee and Secret's Sunhwa have the potential to get married for real?

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST

ZE:A's Kwanghee and Secret's Sunhwa could be a real married couple in the near future.

On the episode of MBC's "We Got Married" that will air on January 26th, to welcome the New Year, Kwanghee and Sunhwa went to see a Tarot Master and asked about their fortune for the New Year, as well as their horoscopes compatibility.

In particular, theyconcerned about their marriage lives, and asked whether there would be a possibility of them getting married for real. As the result, the Tarot Master predicted,"If you stay like current, then you two may enter the wedding hall together in the future".

More surprisingly is that the master also predicted the specific dated of the married, and gave out some solutions for the couple to get closer together, both Kwanghee and Sunhwa were so excited hearing it.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Joo poses with Sunye, the beautiful bride!

Posted: 26 Jan 2013 12:00 AM PST

Singer Joo updated her Twitter on 26th January.

She said,"Congratulations unnie! I Love you, from now onward live happily with your husband, my best wishes ~~ let's wish Sunye unnie all the best ^ ^."

Joo is seen posing with sunye in the make-up room.

Fans commented,"A good day for Sunye","prettiest bride ever","congratulations" and etc.

Missy Elliot confirms recordings with G-Dragon

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST

 *NOTE: Last Year, along with a track featuring Ludacris, it was expected that Missy Elliot would feature in G-Dragon's 'One Of A Kind' album. Ludacris' featuring was confirmed back then by both YG & Ludacris himself, but Missy Elliot's wasn't. No peep of those tracks whatsoever due to what seemed like "time constraints" on YG's part. Recently it was announced that G-Dragon would be releasing another album and would embark in a world tour this spring. Fans are continuously hoping that the said featuring's with Luda & Missy Elliot would finally be released.

 Source: @MissyElliot
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Secret to have Congratulatory Stage at the Coca-Cola Athletics Grand Prize Awards Ceremony

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST

Kim Jaebum, Yang Haksun, Kim Jiyeon, Shin Aram and other Olympic stars are set to gather in one place.

To celebrate national amateur athletes, the 18th Coca-Cola Grand Prize Awards Ceremony is set to take place in the morning of the coming 31st in the Grand Ballroom of the Seoul Hyatt Hotel.

[Omitted section not pertaining to Secret]

In a special appearance, the four-member girl group Secret is set to show an impressive performance to congratulate the gold medalists from the London Olympics.

[Omitted section not pertaining to Secret]

Source: StarN News
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Park Bom Regains her “Doll-like Beauty”

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

2NE1 member Park Bom's 'doll-like beauty' has finally came back.

On the 23rd, Park Bom along with the two other members of 2NE1, Minzy and Dara came on the VIP Premiere of the movie "Berlin" held in Seoul Yeongdeungpo Times Square.

During the photo time, Park Bom's face was indeed perfect. She was wearing kill-heels bragging her dazzling legs which has shaken the hearts of her male fans.

The attention was focused her appearance a few months ago and her quite different appearance on the premiere.

On the press conference for New Evolution Global Tour which was held in Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore, Park Bom's plump face and upper body,and a bit older look caught the attention of netizens.

Source: Nate News
Translated by: Cathy@WeLoveBom

Jay Park to collaborate with G-Dragon?

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST

17 January 2013, Singapore – The press conference and meet & greet session of Jay Park Live in Singapore 2013 was held in Butter Factory on the evening of 17th January 2013.

Jay Park's command of English and Korean are both very fluent, as he answered to journalists' questions in both languages. The press conference was also a light-hearted one, as Jay shared more about his personal life, upcoming plans and even joked around!

Having recently uploaded a photo of himself with Big Bang's leader G-Dragon on Instagram, when asked if a collaboration between them will be possible, Jay replied"yeah, hopefully it will!" Jay added that he is open to any form of collaborations, and he knows that G-Dragon is also open to it, so they just have to pick the right song together and hopefully in the near future, it will happen.

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130126 Music Core Performers List

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 09:57 PM PST

♬ Comeback Stage
- Nine Muses『Just Looking』『Dolls』
♬ HOT Debut
- Eric Nam『The Door To Heaven』
♬ Good-bye Stage
- Girls' Generation『I Got A Boy』
♬ HOT Stage
- CNBLUE『I'm sorry』
- 2YOON『24/7』
- Infinite H『Special girl』
- Boyfriend『I Yah』
♬ Volume UP Stage
- Moon Hee Jun『I'm not O.K』
- VIXX『On and On』
- SPEED『It's over』
- Hello Venus『What are You Doing Today』
- GLAM『I like that』
♬ Sound-holic
- Baechigi (feat. Ailee)『Tears』
- Phantom『Like Cho Yon Pil』
- TINY-G『Minimanimo』
- Airplane『Beautiful』
♬ New Song
- Mr.Mr『Highway』
- Crayon Pop『Bing Bing』

4-minute Gayoon is insecure of her ankles?

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST

4minute's Gayoon is apparently insecure about her ankles.

The idol, who's currently promoting with Jiyoon as the subunit 2YOON, revealed the part of her body she's least happy with during a filming of KBS 2TV's 'Generation Empathy Saturday'.

Jiyoon also had a complaint about her legs. She stated, "My legs aren't that pretty, so to [make up for it], I wear something really short or I wear skinny jeans."

Gayoon then added, "My feet are small, and my ankles are thin. To cover those flaws, I always wear stockings that come up over them."

On the same episode, Gayoon commented on a recent photo shoot she had with a snake. She shared,"I'm scared of animals with fur, and I like animals without fur. I'm interested in fashion, so I personally suggested the idea."

This episode will air on the 26th KST.

Source: thecubeunited

Kim Jaejoong: “My territory is narrow but there is happiness and freedom in it”

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung shares pretty selcas to celebrate 2,000th day!

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 08:15 PM PST

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung uploads 2 new selcas to celebrate Girls' Generation's 2,000th day since debut.

She said,"2,000th and Triple Crown, thanks and i love you, let's spend our 20,000 and 200,000 days together too!! Right now it's Girls' Generation!".

Meanwhile, Girls' Generation won their 3rd Music Bank trophies with "I Got A Boy" yesterday

Why Is There No ‘Thanks To’ On Kim Jaejoong’s Album?

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 07:50 PM PST

Kim Jaejoong revealed the reason why there's no 'Thanks to' in his solo album.

We met with Kim Jaejoong, who recently released his solo album 'I', at a cafe in Gwanghwamun for an interview. There were many people who helped him in the process of becoming a rocker, and he must have many people who he's thankful to since this is his first solo album, but he didn't include them in his album.

His response was short and strong, "I'm going to do it when the next JYJ album is released." He continued to add, "I should have written a 'Thanks to'  since this is my first solo album. I have so many people I'm thankful to, but I worried that people's feelings would get hurt if I accidentally left someone out. If this was a JYJ album, Kim Junsu or Park Yoochun would have mentioned them, even if I actually did forget someone.."

Regarding the members' response to his solo album 'I', Kim Jaejoong said, "Junsu likes 'Mine' and Yoochun likes 'One Kiss'." He also dropped a bomb(!) when he said, "Yoochun recently went to China, and he said that when he heard 'One Kiss', he immediately thought, 'I need a drink right now.' It seems like he enjoys binge drinking."

Source: [the star chosun]
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Netizens Choose JYJ’s Yoochun As The Celebrity Whose Shoulders They Want To Lean On

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 07:18 PM PST

JYJ's Park Yoochun has been chosen as the man with broad shoulders who netizens would like to lean on.

The community portal site DC Inside held a poll from the 15th to the 22nd with the topic 'Which male star has broad shoulders you'd like to lean on?', and Park Yoochun came out on top.

Receiving 32,186 of the 64,820 votes (49.7%), Park Yoochun has straight, broad shoulders that gave birth to the nickname 'right-angled shoulders', and they help him pull off any look from formal to casual attire.

Second place went to Rain with 28,036 votes (44.8%). Rain, who has shoulders so broad that he has the nickname 'Pacific shoulders', has captured the hearts of women with his muscular body.

Third place went to the swimmer Park Tae Hwan with 826 votes (1.3%) for his muscular body and broad shoulders.

The top three were followed by Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun and So Ji Sub.

Source: [the star chosun]
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2YOON Gayoon, “I lost 8kg from dancing, my outfits don’t fit.”

Posted: 25 Jan 2013 06:44 PM PST

2YOON has debuted with a 180 degree transformation from 4minute.

The unit group comprised of Heo Gayoon and Jeon Jiyoon has recently released their first mini album "Harvest Moon" and begun promotions with their title track 24/7. They are the first idol group to attempt the genre of country-pop and have shown fun dance stages. The diet choreography of 24/7 that is easy to follow has already been in the limelight. Many people have already uploaded choreography videos onto online sites so that others can learn 2YOON's dance. The members of 2YOON have also become naturally thin through practicing the choreography. Moreover, the diet dance has been revealed to be the secret to their beauty.

Jiyoon mused, "The dance is also a diet. The two of us have really become skinnier. There will definitely be results. Gayoon really made a big fuss about it." Upon hearing Jiyoon's words, Gayoon rolled up her sleeves to show her cuffs. "I only have to do the 24/7 dance twice and I start to sweat a lot. The Volume Up dance was much easier in comparison."

Gayoon continued to reveal, "I really sweat a lot from the dance. I lost 8kg since our promotions from Volume Up. Now all my pants are too big. All the clothes we prepared don't fit. I have to wear the smallest size trousers and cuffs." Gayoon explained further, "There hasn't been anything strange with our health, so we're not worried."

Jiyoon added, "I think dancing our choreography is a fun way to diet. Since the song is fun and the dance is interesting, there are plans to reveal our own choreography video as well."

"Truthfully, (Kim) Soojung made an appearance on our stages but she ate before practice and she ate after practicing as well. She would say, "I already ate but why am I still hungry?" and eat twice. The dance burns a lot of calories because you keep bouncing," Gayoon added. "There is no break in the dance to rest," agreed Jiyoon.

The song 24/7 carries the message of escaping our boring daily routines to find a new exciting lifestyle. The song starts with a exciting introduction and continues its festive atmosphere with a upbeat melody.

Source: NATE
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