May 6th, 2010

Lee Jung Hyun Reveals Comeback Concept Photo

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In the midst of preparing for her upcoming comeback, it was revealed that singer Lee Jung Hyun is in discussions with Lady Gaga’s company about a contract.

Lee Jung Hyun had recently visited Los Angeles to meet with Lady Gaga’s company. Lee Jung Hyun’s rep said on the 6th,

Last week, she went to LA and met with Lady Gaga’s people.

The meeting was about an exclusive contract. Lee Jung Hyun has been thinking about an American debut and they were discussing things about last minute decisions for a contract. Lady Gaga’s company watched Lee Jung Hyun’s upcoming music video for Suspicious Man. They liked the different theme and wanted to remix it for Lady Gaga’s album.

If you guys remember, Lee Jung Hyun opened for Lady Gaga’s Korea concert last year. Do you think she’s worthy of an American debut?

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But before all that, Lee Jung Hyun will be returning with her 7th album this month and she revealed her concept photo on May 6th, showing her transformation as a charismatic killer. Stay tuned to allkpop the release of her MV teaser soon.

Source: AKP

No, that's not Hyuna. I dunno about an American debut... She can barely speak English. I doubt that's what's in the works. Anyway, excited! :D

Kim Hyun Joong’s contract comes to an end… Where will he go?

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Leader of SS501, Kim Hyun Joong is currently under a stressful dilemma with the end of his contract quickly approaching.

Kim Hyun Joong’s contract with DSP Entertainment will officially end on June 8th. There are rumors that he will separate from the other SS501 members and pursue an acting career. However, there are also opposing rumors that all the members of SS501 and the company have unofficially renewed the contract.

Furthermore, it is well known that Kim Hyun Joong is best friends with TVXQ’s Jaejoong. An unknown source said that there was a possibility that Kim Hyun Joong will enter Jaejoong, Micky, and Junsu’s current company. In fact, Hyun Joong and Jaejoong are currently living together, so it’s been said that the two best friends are currently cautiously contemplating about Kim Hyun Joong’s future.

Also, Kim Hyun Joong recently met with Bae Yong Joon. Netizens are now wondering if this meeting had anything to do with Hyun Joong’s contract. However, a representative of Bae Yong Joon clarified the situation, saying, “The meeting was strictly personal.”

Another source claimed that Kim Hyun Joong will leave DSP Entertainment, but will continue to be a part of SS501 and participate in their promotions and activities. This is similar to what the members of Shinhwa are doing right now. god also had a period when the members were in two different companies.

DSP Entertainment is currently trying to compromise with Kim Hyun Joong by saying that they will be fully supportive of his acting career while he is still a part of SS501.

There are too many rumors and speculation to know what Kim Hyun Joong will decide. We will have to wait until June for his final decisions!

source: allkpop

Beast's Follow-up song --- SPECIAL

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Cube Ent. confirmed yesterday that Special is the follow-up song to Shock.
A fanchant to the song was posted in Beast's Fancafe with the following message:

"Hello. This is CUBE Entertainment.

This is the cheering method of BEAST's follow-up song Special.

The new charming images that will come out of the BEAST members
will be vivid, so please scream your shouts, B2UTIES~!! ^^

Thank you!" 

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Source:  CREDITS: PLAYB2ST (SOURCE); kiwiannabear@B2ST Rising (TRANS)

what about easy(sincere)? what do you guys think?
i dig this song so much. exciteeedd~ ♥
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MBLAQ's MV Teaser is Set to Release on MAY 6th!


Idol group MBLAQ (Seungho G.O. Lee Joon Thunder Mir) will release their single album music video teaser through GomTV on the 6th at 1:00PM KST.

This time MBLAQ's 2nd single album has been produced and will be shown in a rarely seen drama form, which has gotten the many attention of the fans.

Specifically, MBLAQ's Lee Joon who has been acknowledged for his acting skills in the movie 'Ninja Assassin' will once again show off his acting in this music video, increasing the anticipation of this music video.

MBLAQ's 2nd single album which has been produced by artist Rain will be released on May 18th.

Source: NEWSEN
Translation: 양삼주 @ AbsoluteMBLAQ

Brown Eyed Girls’ Jea and Miryo Need Sleep

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Brown Eyed Girls‘ Jea and Miryo has horrible dark circles under their pretty eyes.

Pictures of the two girls with exaggerated dark circles under their eyes has been posted for fans to see on Jea’s mini-hompy. The pictures were taken while they were preparing and recording for their song Love Is for the Blue Brand project.

The pictures were posted under the title ‘The Dark Circle Girls,’ and Jea had posted, “We took these pictures to show how hard we were working. The drawn dark circles underneath our eyes were drawn with the pencil that we used to make the song.”

(Fans, please send these girls some brocolli, for their dark circles are worse than Big Bang Seungri’s.)

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Source: AKP

I was not aware of this new track in the works! :D

10-member Super Junior to release teaser video on 7th May

With their 4th album comeback date set, it has been known that the teaser video for Super Junior’s comeback will be revealed on 7th May.

Coming 7th May, their teaser video will be released through their official homepage as well as various portal and music sites. It will show the transformation the Super Junior members went through for more masculine and charming features.

The group previously took Korea and many parts of Asia by storm with the song ‘Sorry Sorry’ which did really well up on various music charts. So there is great anticipation as to how the new music and performance to the group will be.

Meanwhile, the 4th album is set to be released on and offline on 13th May.

Source: Newsen
Translation: sookyeong.wordpress
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Nich Khun in upcoming 8eight’s ‘Farewell is coming’ MV

Source: iriskeener02

2PM member Nich Khun will star for 8eight’s new song ‘Farewell is coming’ MV.

The song, which will be revealed on 11th May, has Nich Khun acting for a crying scene for its MV. And ahead of the group’s comeback, the teaser MV was released on GomTV.

Following Lee Hyori, Kim TaeHee and WonderGirls SoHee for MV appearances for their past hits, 8eight will come back this time with Nich Khun’s appearance in their new MV.

Source: sookyeong
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CN Blue to release new album, Jung YongHwa recovers from vocal cord nodules faster than expected

Even though previously, the new album release date for C.N Blue has been delayed due to vocalist Jung YongHwa being diagnosed with vocal cord nodules, it has been announced that the group’s album release will resume as planned initially.

A FNC Music rep revealed, “During the last stage of their new album preparation, Jung YongHwa was diagnosed with vocal code nodules. Fortunately, he recovered faster than expected and the doctor told us he could sing again.”

So with that, the group will release their new album on 19th May, it will include 10 songs with 1 song to be revealed online before the official release.

The company also revealed that to protect Jung YongHwa’s vocals, for the first few weeks after their comeback, they will only do the minimal amount of activities.

Meanwhile, it is known that CN Blue’s new song is written by Jung YongHwa.

Source: sookyeong

KHJ, and the plot thickens...

Just days after we reported that SS501's leader Kim Hyun Joong was spotted having a private meeting with Bae Yong Joon, news of his contract expiring hit the media today.  Apparently Hyun Joong's contract with DSP Entertainment will expire next month (June 8th) and there is much speculation as to whether or not he will re-sign with DSP.  There are three main rumors circulating about the issue:  the first being that he will leave DSP and SS501 to pursue acting, second that all members of SS501 have already unofficially renewed their contracts already, and third that Hyun Joong will leave DSP but still be a member of S501.

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K Pop On Demand!

This is really weird! If you have Comcast On Demand, feel free to scroll down to your Music section to watch Kpop MVs. So far I’ve seen titles for 2PM, SNSD, Super Junior,  2NE1, 4Minute and G-Dragon. Has Kpop finally reached the global stage, or do you think this is just a fad?

IMO: I thought BoA being featured On Demand with “I Did It For Love” was unique. But now Korean MVs are being played on American television actually in Korean. (sorry no subtitles)

source: Seoul Beats

I have Comcast, and I also found T-ara, Beast, Brown Eyed Girls, U-Kiss, Wonder Girls, and After School videos. Gotta say, it's great to finally see these videos on television instead of on my computer. And first post y'all!

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Catch "71-Into the Fire" pre-screening in California!

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The Korean Studies Program of Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will pre-screen 71-Into the Fire, subtitled in English, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. 

Date and Time:
Thursday, 27 May 2010, 6:00 PM

Cubberley Auditorium
485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford University

The event is open to the public, but RSVP is required by 5PM on 25 May.

To put the film in historical and cinematic context, the film screening will be followed by a panel discussion including the director, actor Kwon Sang-woo, and film critics: Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, and Chi-Hui Yang, Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

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New boy band coming back to the scene, Code-V!

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Coming soon to the K-pop scene is a five member boy band named Code-V. They’re coming back with a new upcoming single titled Addiction.

Although this will be the debut of Code-V, this really isn’t a true debut per se. The group had originally debuted in 2007 under the name Bless, but they were anything but blessed as they flopped and immediately left the scene (so it doesn’t really count). Even though their initial debut was a bust, the boys are confident that this time around, things will be different.

These five boys which make up Code-V (with the V being the roman numeral representation for the number 5) include Taemin, Sang Woo, Nallo, Sol and Jae Won.

Sang Woo and Nallo have worked with SG Wannabe member Lee Seok Hoon and Blue Wind Soul. Taemin worked as a vocal trainer, Sol was the singer / song writer for an indie rock band and maknae Jaewon comes in with his rapping skills.

All of these boys come from various backgrounds. With a variety of talents in their arsenal, will they be able to succeed?

Code-V will be making their debut / comeback with the release of Addiction on the 13th.

Check out some tracks that they released back when they were known as Bless.

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sources: allkpop + PRiNCESUNGJE@yt

EMT: Ellie sits down with Clara Chung

As a female, I’m always semi-nervous to meet a female entertainer to interview because you never know what kind of “woman” the other party will be like. To my relief, Clara Chung was literally everything you admire in a person and in a musician. She’s Youtube’s new buzz and a rising star in the AA entertainment community. I had the privilege to sit down with the Kollaboration LA 10 winner to talk music, fans, and future plans.

Cr: Seoulbeats, seoulbeats@YT,
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SM Vs TVXQ 3 Members’ Lawsuit Begins, First Hearing On The 7th

The lawsuit between TVXQ members, YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, and SM Entertainment will begin on May 7th.

SM Entertainment took action against the three members of TVXQ and filed for an objection to the verdict on the contract suspension injunction as well as a verification of the continued existence of the exclusive contract. The first hearing for this lawsuit will be held at the Seoul District Courts on May 7th in the afternoon.

On this day, only the legal representatives of the two side will be attending the hearing. As this is a civil suit, the three members will not be participating in the trial.

The three members of TVXQ filed for a contract suspension injunction against SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009 to the Seoul District Courts and were rewarded with a partial acceptance verdict on October 27th.

At the time, the Courts stated, “SM can no longer sign contracts regarding any TVXQ activities without notifying the members beforehand. SM must also not interfere with any individual activities the members of TVXQ wish to pursue.”

Then, SM filed a lawsuit against the three members on April 12th, 2010 objecting the verdict to the contract suspension injunction and asking for a verification of the continued existence of the exclusive contract. SM also called for the three members to pay 2.2 billion Won in compensation.

SM’s representative stated, “After the injunction, we have tried hard to continue TVXQ’s existence so we have kept this lawsuit aside. However, as the three members did not give an official statement regarding future TVXQ activities and as TVXQ’s Japanese activities were suspended, we have decided to go ahead with the lawsuit.”

Source: [newsen + DNBN]
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Fan Clubs Grow into Forces of Nature

‘For these uncle fans and aunt fans... fan club culture is natural because they grew up listening to popular songs and imitating celebrities.’

Fans of the boy band 2PM take pictures of their idols at the “Anycall Corby Family Festival” concert in Olympic Park in southeastern Seoul late last month. Some fans have turned against the band after it ejected one member, Park Jae-beom, in February, and are boycotting companies that sponsor the band. Park had to quit because he posted negative comments about Korea on the Internet.

It started out like an ordinary business day in February for Lee Sang-min and other members of the public relations team at Orion Confectionery, a local snack maker. But as soon as business hours began, the quiet was shattered by an explosion of phone calls and faxes.

Lee now remembers it as “the day it became official that Park Jae-beom was leaving.”

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Source: JoongAng Daily

Does Rain Like 'em Old or Young?

Rain is a successful young man in the prime of his life - virile, strong, confident, um, ahem - he's doing well folks. Also with age comes maturity, and as if to emphasize this point Rain has been more candid in talking about his love life and the opposite sex in general this go 'round. In a recent interview on the radio show 'Park So Hyun's Love Game', he makes a statement that makes Lee Hyori/Rain fans happy, but then has them scratching their heads.

SH: Of course, I will do anything for you
Rain: Then don't let me be the DJ alone, give me a female partner as well.

SH: Whom do you want? How about choosing one from Girls Generation?
The age gap between me and Girls Generation is too big. I personally feel it will be interesting for me to host a show together with Li Hyori. We are good friends.

SH: Then why do you say that you like younger girls?
When did I say I like younger girls?

SH: It's obvious you like younger girls!
Rain: It's you who asked me first about Girls Generation.
I like younger girls but I love elder sisters!

SH: Your close friend Kim Tai Woo is in good terms with many young female singers. Do you envy him?
Not at all. I prefer elder sisters! I don't like girls who are too young.

SH: But as you grow older, your ideal type will change, right? Jihoon's ideal type has always been the same?
I have to tell the truth. When I was younger I like woman who are older than me, but now I like those who are younger than me. Sorry, I'm a man.

SH: Of course! I will keep my promise! Oh, you just said you will feel nervous to hold a woman's hand if she is not your lover. Why?
Rain: During the movie. If I am not too familiar with the actress, sometimes I will feel nervous.

So which is it Bi?  I've gotten the impression that despite his busy schedule, he's had ample time to  get busy with the ladies - maybe at this point Rain doesn't care how old they are - his fans definitely don't.

"Sorry, I'm a man." Ha! It's ok Rain  - I like you better that way.

Cr: Seoulbeats


Korean to Chinese: By EunHye
Chinese to English: huhuhuhu

Siwon - It's a lion

'Comeback' Super Junior 'Beautiful Woman' to Reveal on 10th

Super Junior is revealing their 4th album title song 'Beautiful woman' on the 10th at 10 AM.

Before the release of the album on the 13th, the title song 'Beautiful woman' which will be revealed through Bugs, Melon, Dosirak, Cyworld and various music sites on the 10th at 10AM is the product of hit composer Yoo Young Jin. Its genre is titled 'SJ FUNKY (SUPER JUNIOR FUNKY)'

According to the management company, 'SJ Funky' means Super Junior's style of funky genre that they will continue to seek. 'Beautiful Woman' is already 'SJ FUNKY' genre's best work that has been shown before with Super Junior-M's 'Super Girl.'

Especially, pounding that is reminiscent of African rhythm with fun groove, unique rhythms made up of house beat and witty lyrics that express a man's mind make amazing harmony which is enough to seize music fans' ears at once.

Meanwhile, Super Junior will have their 4th album first comeback stage through KBS 2TV 'Music Bank' on the 14th.

Source: Star Today
Translated by Minnie @ SUJUISM.BLOGSPOT.COM

Daesung and Lee Hyori to perform “How Did We Get” for the first time!

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Big Bang member, Daesung came out as a supportive force for singer Lee Hyori and her April activities.

On May 7th according to agengy officials MNETMEDIA, Daesung appeared on KBS’s 2TV “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’ along with Lee Hyori which will be broadcasted on the upcoming 11th of May.

Lee Hyori’s new album “H-Logic” contains a track named “How Did We Get” featuring Daesung. The two will perform this song live together for the first time on the upcoming episode of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook“.

Daesung who is the member for the cast of Song Jina’s new drama “What’s Up” and has acting practices although they’re not an official activity, still came out to make a special appearance for Lee Hyori on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook”.

S: ibigbang


Seungri “I didn’t want to be left as Big Bang’s ‘cute maknae”

previous part here.

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“My solo album? Hahaha, it’s not a conspiracy with Yang CEO like I said on variety shows.”

Last 2009, Seungri (21, Lee Seung Hyun) came out with solo performances, surprising his fans. Turning into a Seungri that oozed of manliness, he exceeded expectations by having a stage performance that was impressive and talented.

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S: ibigbang

'my ego grew large' LOLOLOL ilhsfm
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Celebrities campaign to upgrade Korea’s image

Local celebrities including K-pop singer-actor Rain have teamed up with the Ministry of Culture and Internet portal Nate to upgrade Korea's image.

The campaign, dubbed "Creating a High-class Country With 28 Stars," was launched Thursday and has invited 28 popular figures to share their experience as honorary ambassadors for various government bodies and projects.

Baseball pitching coach Sun Dong-yeol, who is promoting law-and-order for the Daegu Metropolitan Police Agency, wrote about his observations of baseball games. "These days, spectators pick up after themselves when the game is over, and it's rare to see tissues or empty drink bottles and cigarette butts lying around. I believe this is a true example of fair play spirit."

Broadcaster Kim Sung-hwan, who is representing the Ministry of Justice, also shared his thoughts. "Let us abandon the thought 'I don't make much of a difference,' and try to observe the law for the small things in everyday life."

Other celebrities taking part in the event include Rain, who is promoting the globalization of hansik; movie star Ji Jin-hee, who is the ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization; comedian Nam Hee-seok, who is representing the antipiracy campaign "Copy Zero"; actor Zo In-sung, the face for Military Manpower Administration; and actor Jung Jun-ho, who is the ambassador for the Ministry of Unification.

The 28 participating stars will post their thoughts and feelings on Web sites
such as Korea's government policy portal and Nate's and

Each month several lucky netizens who comment on the celebrity messages will receive autographs and gifts such as CDs.

Source: The Korea Times
Kyuhyun; Glow

[AUDIO] Kyuhyun’s Voice Message To E.L.F. 2010.05.06 WITH TRANSLATION

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Source: SM Town
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Update: Title Song To Be Released On May 10th
The Super Junior official site’s schedule has been updated to include:
2010-05-10 Super Junior – The 4th Album Title Song Release!

[T/N]: Because there has been some confusion: “Title Song” means the song that’s their first single, and is called such because it also is usually the title of their album (eg. “Don’t Don”, “Sorry Sorry”). They’ll be releasing the actual song, not just the name of the song. I assume we’ll get the title of the song when we get the MV teaser tomorrow.

Original source: Super Junior Official Website
Translated by: ♥ jubee ♥ at SJ-WORLD.NET
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[STAR DIARY] Lee Min-ho - Part 8

"Boys Over Flowers" had finally premiered on television. "I was monitoring the first episode too and it was really fun. I always find my dramas to be fun. Haha."

But Lee started gaining some anti-fans after the first episode. "After the premiere episode, there were many responses like 'What is up with his hair' and 'he looks cheesy.' But I think it worked out for the better because it made a strong impact from the start and then they started supporting me from the second episode on. Really, they became crazier about me. People were talking about 'Boys Over Flowers' all over the Internet."

It was during the location shoot in Daegu that Goo Joon-pyo, or Lee Min-ho felt like he "made it." "I went down to Daegu for a shoot and a lot of fans showed up to watch. I think around 2,000 people came and we couldn't shoot there so we came back. I thought, 'Ah, this drama has made it.'"

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While BOF was still airing I remember being honestly afraid that one or more of the actors would die while shooting it.