February 2nd, 2010

Lee Hyori teams up with 4minute’s Jiyoon & After School’s Bekah

Sexy singer Lee Hyori is making a comeback very soon with her fourth album with a special surprise!

On the album, there is a song titled Bring It Back, which reportedly features Hyori’s hoobae idols 4minute’s Jiyoon and After School’s Bekah.

Many idols these days have girl crushes on look up to Lee Hyori, so this was undoubtedly a great experience for those all three ladies. The song has been placed under the genre of hip-hop. Because, powerful rapping was needed for the track, Hyori ended up collaborating with Jiyoon and Bekah.

The album will be out towards the end of February or the beginning of March. She has chosen her title track and is working hard for her comeback.

Do you think the song will be hot?

Personally, I have high hopes for the song; I think it will be amazing.

article source: allkpop.

Girlgroup T-ara will sing for the World Cup

Girlgroup T-ara to sing "Park Song" for the World Cup

Core Contents Media stated, "Park Ji-Sung was a big player for the PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, fans even wrote a song for his contributions, the song titled 'Song for Park', which is the song T-ara are planning to re-record and release 4 months from now."

Core Contents Media was given the rights to sing the "Park Song" which features exciting and strong melodies, which shouts "Ji-Sung Park".

The representative of the company which holds the original rights to the "Park Song" stated "We held an online vote of 10 singers, including Kara, f(x) and Davichi, and T-ara were the singers who came out on top."

Note: Park Ji-sung is basically some soccer player from South Korea who was the best player on the PSV Eindhoven team but now plays for Manchester United and also Korea Republic teams.

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Ajoo, Casted for Thai Movie "Sorry"

Ajoo (20 - Noh Ajoo) has been casted as the lead for a Thai movie.

On the 28th, Lion Media announced that Ajoo has been casted as the lead for a Thai movie "Sorry" by famous director Poj Arnon. Ajoo will portray the top Korean star "H".

Poj Arnon, has won much critical acclaim from the Brussels International Independent Film Festival, where it won the top prize.

On the 27th at Bangkok, the press conference for the movie was attended by 200 pople.

Poj Arnon commented on Ajoo by saying, "Ajoo's image fit the movie very well. From the first moment I saw him I thought of him as a great person."

source: MSN Korea
translated by: cityscripts @ omona_prection

I for one am very excited. We have been Ajoo deprived for a very long time.
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jjh stays with snow flower

Hugh Jackman, Li Bingbing and Jeon Ji-Hyun. The lineup for the film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan has been finalized after some small problems.

The Forbidden Kingdom star Li Bingbing has been confirmed to replace Zhang Ziyi in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which will be directed by Chinese-American filmmaker Wayne Wang, the Shanghai-based Oriental Morning Post reported Tuesday.

Li has arrived in Hengdian, a large film studio near Shanghai where filming is slated to kick off Tuesday, the report says.

South Korean starlet Jeon Ji-Hyun, who was previously reported to have withdrawn along with Zhang Ziyi, still stays in the cast. She has also arrived on the set.

Australian heartthrob Hugh Jackman, the movie's male lead, will join the entourage in mid-February, the report says.

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JJH and Hugh Jackman? Hell yeah!
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Taekyeon, Daesung, Yoona: Who will be the next Lee Seungki?

Daesung, Yoona, and Taekyeon from top idol groups Big Bang, SNSD and 2PM are taking on Lee Seungki’s ‘Triple Crown.’

Lee Seungki received much love last year as ‘Heodang Seungki’ on KBS 2TV’s ‘1 Night 2 Days’, ‘Rough Seungki’ in SBS’s ‘Brilliant Legacy,’ and as ‘Romantic Seungki’ with his digital single album ‘Will you marry me?’

While there are many stars crossing-over into other areas, Lee Seungki is the only one to successfully conquer all three: variety, drama, and music. It just goes to show how difficult it is to do well in three completely different fields of entertainment. But in 2010 there’s a lot of anticipation for these three stars to take on the challenge of the ‘Triple Crown’ and become the next ‘Post-Lee Seungki.’
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Translated by qvinx @ omona_prection 
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2AM Jo Kwon and 2PM Nich Khun’s ‘hugging’ selca!

Idol group 2AM member Jo Kwon reveals selca photos featuring himself hugging 2PM member Nich Khun.

Jo Kwon posted on 2AM official fancafe IAM on 29th January a posted titled Present’ and posted up selca photos taken with 2PM Nich Khun, WooYoung and the other 2AM members.

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Countdown for Jang WooHyuk’s singer comeback begins

Ex-member to one of the hottest idol groups H.O.T of the late 90s, Jang WooHyuk will be coming back as a singer.

According to a representative on 1st February, it has been known that Jang WooHyuk has been invited for ‘2009 Beijing Popular Music Awards’ coming 5th February in Beijing.

The rep also added, “The ‘Beijing Popular Music Awards’ organized by ‘China Music Chart’ has never in the course of running the awards ceremony for 16 years invited a foreign singers to the ceremony, Jang WooHyuk will be the first and he will be giving out awards and performing for the event.” This shows the level of popularity that Jang WooHyuk amongst the Chinese fans.

The rep continued, “After being discharged of his military duties offiicially on 18th December 2009, Jang WooHyuk will start the countdown to this singer comeback with the appearance for this music awards.”

source: starnews link to article anyone?</s>
translation: kbites

Congrats to him :D
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Kim Jong Kook "Lee Hyo Ri's Comeback? I came back in a hurry to avoid it"

[Newsen Lee Mi Hye reporting]

Kim Jong Kook revealed his thoughts on his bickering couple Lee Hyo Ri's comeback.

Kim Jong Kook had his comeback stage on the January 31st broadcast of SBS Inki Gayo.

Kim Jong Kook was asked a question 'Who do you think will do better?' regarding his bickering couple partner Lee Hyo Ri's eventual comeback. He answered truthfully "I think Lee Hyo Ri will do better".

Kim Jong Kook also said "I think Lee Hyo Ri's album will do really well so to avoid it I came". He said jokingly "So I came back in a hurry"

That day he sang 'Don't Be Good To Me' a song about the worry and expectation of loving again. He also sang 'This Is The Person' a song with a touching lyric and addicting strong melody about the confession of a man who's fallen in love.

Source: Newsen & o-cha@soompi
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KangTa will do Asia Fan Meeting Tour after military discharge!

Singer KangTa will be discharged from the military in the coming Feb 19,2010 and will greet his fans in both local and overseas as he will throw an Fan Meeting in 3 Asian cities.

On Feb 2, SM Entertainment,” After Feb 20, KangTa will start his fan meeting tour from Seoul then to Beijing and Tokyo”.

He continues,” As for the Seoul Fan meeting, it will be held in Korea Arts Center and opened the Asia Fan meeting tour as well as being the first official fan meeting after his military discharge. As for his next step, KangTa plans to focus in both local and Asia market.”

The Fan Meeting theme will be “Past, Present and Future” and the fans will get the chance to see KangTa’s photos and videos during military service.

KangTa was off to serve the military on April 1, 2008, and he will be discharged from the military in the coming Feb 19,2010.

Source: MTStarnews
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So Nyeo Shi Dae’s strong domination on album and music charts with ‘Oh!’

So Nyeo Shi Dae 2nd minialbum ‘Oh!’ is seen dominating various weekly music and album charts.

Garnering over 150K album pre-orders, after the release of ‘Oh!’ on 28th January, the album is up #1 on all daily, weekly and monthly charts like HanTeo, Hot Tracks, Yes24 etc.

The title song ‘Oh!’ also shot up to the #1 spot on music sites like Melon, Dosirak, Mnet, Soribada, Monkey 3 in just 1 day into its reveal. The girls are set to made another ’syndrome’ like how they did with the ‘Gee syndrome’ previously.

Also, just last weekend, the girls had their comeback stages performing the songs from their new album, and the dances for their stages like ‘Hakdari’ and ‘Pretzel’ dance together with their cheerleader fashion is set to be the next trends with huge following from fans.

Source: Sports Chosun
Translation: K Bites
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G-Dragon disappointed with the thought of Idol Group

G-Dragon (Real Name: Kwon Ji Yong - 23) along with Taeyang (Real Name: Dong Young Bae - 23) as YG trainees dreamed of being a hip-hop duo. While training, they imagined of making that group.

"Around the second year of high school, I think. There was talk about creating this group called "Big Bang". I signed and trained on thinking I was going to be a solo artist, with collaborations with Taeyang, but then I hear talk of "Big Bang" being an idol group. At the time, there was a slight prejudice of "idol" groups so I was thinking 'from a company who focuses on hip hop, what is this talk of idols'."

It was a huge shock for G-Dragon who wanted to debut "YG Family style" but instead was put into an idol group.

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Source : asiae.co.kr
Translated by: cityscripts @ [info]omona_prection 
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Joo JiHoon reports for his military service!

Actor Joo JiHoo has reported for his military service on 2nd February at 1pm in GyeongGiDo.

He will be undergoing 5 weeks of basic army training before serving 2 years full time dutiesin the army.

About 200 over fans were present to show him support that day. Joo JiHoon has written on his minihompy, “I will come back with new features after I discharged from the military.” thanking fans for their support.

Meanwhile, Joo JiHoon was charged with taking drugs last April and in June he was sent for probation for 1 year and had to do 120 hours of community service.

Source: Newsen
Via: sookyeong

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snsd costumes for 2009: ~1 billion won

"We have never executed a precise calculation, but it is close to 1,000,000,000 won"

In 2009, approximately 1 billion won (USD 860,000) of expenses went towards SNSD's outfits on stage.

Not only did SNSD sweep the nation with their songs 'Gee' and 'Genie,' they were also the 'Soshi fashionistas' of the year.

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translated by just love~! @ ssf

They had a really busy year. @_@ And they definitely had a lot of variety in their performances. I wonder how they'll vary up the cheerleading costumes, though.
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TVXQ #1 Oricon Single Weekly Ranking!!

“BREAK OUT” a new song of TVXQ”, group of five from Korea, won the first place in the first appearance of a singles chart of the Oricon Single Weekly Ranking. First action sales reached 256,000 pieces and set the most record as a foreign artist in history in Japan. (T/N: This number 256,000 must be the first day count. Oricon will release exact weekly sells number soon.)

In addition, TVXQ updated the first place for the foreign single sells, by accomplishing their 7 singles to be the top sells in Japanese market. The first place album sells is “Whistle” of HY.

T/N: Sankei Sports News (One of the Top selling Japanese News Paper Company) reports,

1. TVXQ Won Number One Single Sells in Oricon Single Weekly Ranking.

2. TVXQ sold the most single in the foreign artist category in the history of Japan.

3. TVXQ’s seven singles were recorded top sells in Japan,

which updated the foreign artist’s single sells history in Japan.
(They broke their own record & history!)

source credit: Sankei News
translated by: Junsulv@OneTVXQ.com
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Tohoshinki first to break Elton John's record of 12 years and 4 months

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Date: 02 February 2010
Time: 04:00

■First to break Elton John's record of 12 years and 4 months

Korean 5-member group Tohoshinki have made the record as the highest selling artist for foreign artists in the initial sales for singles category. Their 29th single 「BREAK OUT!」was released on 27 January and became first on the 8 February Oricon Singles Ranking Chart.

For the initial sales recorda for foreign artists, up until now, it had been held by Elton John's "Memorial Song for the former British Princess Diana", 「Candle In The Wind〜Tribute To Princess Diana, Britain's Princess」(released September 1997), which sold 184,000 copies. In this area, Tohoshinki broke this record which lasted for 12 years and 4 months, by selling 254,000 copies of their single, becoming the first foreign artist in history to pass the 200,000 mark in initial sales.

In addition to becoming first place for foreign artists in initial sales, this will also be Tohoshinki's 7th work to add on to their list of achievements for getting a #1 single, making this a double achievement for them.

Their first single in 2010 is also the theme song for NHK Drama 8's 『とめはねっ!鈴里高校書道部』. The B-side to this song is the solo number 「XIAHTIC」which was written, composed and arranged by Junsu.

Source: [oricon]
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seohyun & krystal exclusive models for clean & clear

SNSD's Seohyun and f(x)'s Krystal were selected as exclusive models for 'Clean & Clear'.

They will be models for 'Clean & Clear' during a period of 1 year and 6 months. The company expressed that "Seohyun and Krystal have a clean and healthy image that matches well with the brand, resulting in their selection"; also revealing "We have expectations as they will probably receive the synergy effect as much as the popularity they have from the teenager customers".

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Is it only Hyoyeon left without extra activities...?

Changmin stans, unite.

DBSK's Changmin to be in Japanese magazine 'SPUR'

In the February 23rd edition of SPUR, there will be a photoshoot and interview with TVXQ’s youngest member, Changmin. He stands at 186cm stall, and has gotten slimmer these days. He has gotten more mature recently and the stylists put together clothes of styles that are in fashion these days from COMME des GARCONS. After the photoshoot began, what surprised me was that when he was wearing a suit, he was able to fully showcase his versatile facial expressions and poses that were as good as, no, better than those of a model. With the best smile in the world and a shy expression that had traces of his childhood, he had a mature look in his eyes when wearing the suits and his overflowing charm made the staff forget what they were doing and say “Changmin, you are so handsome.” Because the photoshoot went so smoothly, he finished earlier than expected. (That doesn’t happen that often)

After the photoshoot, Changmin said, “It was fun to wear different styles of suits.”

He was polite and well mannered during the interview.
The magazine will be released on February 23rd, please anticipate it.

source: [spur.jp+DNBN]
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Lee Byung-hun's role to expand in sequel to "G.I. Joe"

Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun may be headed to establishing firmer ground in Hollywood.

Paramount Pictures, the creators of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," has reportedly decided to give Lee's character Storm Shadow more weight in the second installment of the action flick set for release in 2012.

Paramount judged that the Korean actor contributed much to the success of the first pic and are developing on the stories surrounding Storm Shadow.

His agency BH Entertainment however, said they do not know as of yet how important Lee's role will be since the screenplay for the movie is not been complete.

Filming for the sequel of the movie based on the Hasbro toy line is set to start in August.

Lee, 39, has starred in numerous dramas and movies since his debut in 1991. He is considered one of the best actors in Korea, having won numerous awards including the grand prize at major broadcaster KBS' Acting Awards ceremony last year for his role in hit TV series "Iris."

He made his Hollywood debut through "G.I. Joe" and starred in Franco-Vietnamese pic "I Come with the Rain" alongside actors Josh Hartnett and Takuya Kimura last year.

Source: asiae.co.kr
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[020210 Interview] Kim Jong Kook, "Vocal cords deformity? I've been offered a voice-insurance"

Athlete-like appearance, a sense of humour one tempo slow, a voice that betrays the image...

It's already been 15 years since his debut. He's still fresh to call him a middle aged singer. He's heading for his mid 30s, but he still looks like a couple of years older than idol groups in their teens.

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Sources: Maeil Kyungje Star Today & jklove_07@soompi
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Boy group T-Max endorses Thailand Cosmetic brand!

T-Max is selected as the exclusive model for Thailand’s aesthetic clinic slash cosmetic brand “Wuttisak“.

The group attended last year’s Kpop showcase in Thailand named “Center let’s celebrate 2010″ and receiving the fans and media attention since then. Their singles “Blooming” is also well received by the fans and it is said that their popularity is the reason of them being selected as the exclusive model for “Wuttisak”.

Thailand’s Nine Entertainment program also reported the boys presence in Thailand for the Ad shooting.

T-Max has done the Ad photo shoot and spotted wearing a neat black suit showing their elegant side.

T-Max agency,” T-Max is selected as the exclusive model for Thailand cosmetic brand. The boys’ popularity is indeed going up,” he said.

Source: Polinews + K-Bites

T-ara to comeback on 26th Feb with new song ‘Crazy Because of You’

T-ara will have their comeback with a repackaged album to be released on 26th February.

Recently member SoYeon was down with swine flu and the group had to stop their 1st album promotions earlier, this repackaged album is released earlier than planned for fans who were sad about the group ending their 1st album promotions so early.

The title song to this repackaged album will be ‘Crazy Because Of You’, and the girls will showcase a new performance with powerful music and 12 back dancers.

Meanwhile, the girls are also doing a online shopping mall entreprise T-ara.com for their real variety show ‘T-ara World’


T-ara’s Jiyeon and Hwang Jung Eum for new horror flick

High Kick Through the Roof star Hwang Jung Eum and T-ara’s Jiyeon are getting together for an upcoming horror movie.

Core Contents Media, the production company for the movie, said, “Hwang Jung Eum and Jiyeon have been cast for Death Bell 2.”

The first installment of Death Bell, was released in the summer of 2008 and was a huge hit. The plot was about an elite group of students that were stuck in a classroom together taking a college entrance exam. Except, they died one by one when they didn’t finish the test or get the answers correct.

The movie was a big success and now the sequel is set to hit theaters in July. T-ara’s Jiyeon is really expanding in the field of acting, isn’t she?