July 11th, 2010

  • ashiva

Taeyang Talks about His Relationship with JiHye

There’s always ‘that girl’ with Taeyang

There’s ‘that girl’ who’s always with Taeyang, who made his solo comeback?

Taeyang has made his comeback. And by his side this time as well, there was ‘that girl.’ Who is she.

There is a female dancer that stood on stage and fell in step with him ever since his first solo track. Her name is Jihye, known amongst fans as ‘Madame OL,’ and ‘more popular with the fans than I am,’ according to Taeyang. And indeed in the track ‘I Need a Girl,’ Taeyang puts together a stage performance with Jihye. They seem like a couple now more than ever.

In a recent interview, when asked about the reason he continues dancing with her, he said, “If you knew about the situation here, you’d understand,” and that, “To be honest, there aren’t many professional dancers. And on top of that, it’s hard to find a dancer that has the same style as me.”

He continued, “We understand each other well after working with each other for so long. She expresses the performances well,” and, “To put it simply, I only work with her because she dances well and matches my style.”

When told that at first their performance was so flawless to the point where their relationship was in question, Taeyang smiled and said, “If you say that, I’m put in a difficult position. Jihye is really popular amongst the male fans, so I could get in trouble.”

He added, “We’re really close. Even if something happened, it’s to the point where those kinds of feelings can’t develop. We’re too comfortable,” and that, “We even joke around saying, ‘You’re not my type.’”

Meanwhile, having released his first official solo album, Taeyang has begun his solo activities with ‘I Need a Girl.’

Korean source: newsen
Source & translation: seungie

Rising star Song Joong-ki

Song Joong-ki has steadily been stealing hearts and taking names. Or you could call it building a fanbase and a solid resume. But something tells me once he takes to the screens as Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s resident playboy, things are about to get downright crazy.

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Source: DongA
Translation:: dramabeans

He's so adorable.
Erykah Badu ・・Baduizm

T-ara To Go Through "Big Changes" Says Agency

Korean girl band T-ara , who recently sparked rumors of feud among members, will soon be going though "big changes", according to their agency Core Contents Media on Friday.

Core Contents Media said in a press release that agency head Kim Kwang-soo will be releasing an official statement regarding the future activities of the group on July 23, adding that no other comments will be given before then.

The agency further explained that the forthcoming changes will be made on a group basis, not on an individual level, to sort out any issues there may be between the girls.

T-ara drew talks of tension among members when Jiyeon and Hyomin  each posted questionable comments on their Twitter pages on Wednesday.

Jiyeon had written, "I have been too focused on changing forward. Maybe I should stop now" while Hyomin  remarked, "Why are they giving me such a hard time? What did I do that was so wrong? I don't have the strength to go on living and work hard".

However, the agency dismissed talk of any friction, saying the two were merely "complaining of their too-busy working schedule" and that rumors of the members fighting or breaking up were "groundless".

T-ara, who debuted in July 2009 with the single "Lie"  and "Wanna Play", is composed of Eunjung, Hyomin ,Jiyeon , Boram, Soyeon and Qri.

They released their first studio album "Absolute First Album" in December 2009, which produced two hit singles "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "I Go Crazy Because Of You".

Several members have also branched out to acting; Ham Eunjung is currently starring in SBS TV series "Coffee House" while Hyomin and Jiyeon  will soon be appearing in upcoming drama "My Girlfriend is a Fox with Nine Tails" (SBS) and summer horror pic "Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp", respectively.

Source: 10.asiae.co.kr

♀ ❛ never was a good girl ❜
  • tabi

[TRANS] Big Bang's FRAU Magazine Interview

1. What was your childhood dream and wanted job?
[TOP] I wanted to be a great gentleman. Rather than having the appearance of a cool person I wanted to be an elegant man.
[GD] Singer.
[SOL] I had various dreams. When you're a child, you wish to try a lot. One is being a pianist.
[VI] Because I liked dancing I wanted to be a choreographer.
[DS] (because of his reverend) At first I thought I wanted to be a pastor, then a baseball player, and then a bodyguard.

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Translated by iBigBang@wordpress.com.
Additional translations by BBupdates.com.

Son DamBi fails to impress knetizens with MR-removed 'Queen’ performance

Singer Son DamBi goes on the netizens chopping board for her vocal capabilities coming back with new song ‘Queen’.

Son DamBi had her comeback stage with her new title song ‘Queen’ on SBS Inkigayo on 11th July, showcasing a set of powerful and sexy dance routine.

Meanwhile, with the MR-removed videos of her performance of ‘Queen’ was posted online by a netizen, which had Son DamBi under the criticisms for her live vocal capabilities. Some of the netizens’ comments include, “Please practise more before you come out”, “I’m disappointed”, “A singer who can only dance” etc.

sauce: SeoulNTN
credit: kbites, winterm3lon1
g dragon

Actor Choi Chul Ho apologizes for lying and violent act

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As announced earlier today, CCTV footage had shown actor Choi Chul Ho kicking a woman in public despite his earlier denial that he had never performed the deed.

Choi Chul Ho left an apology message through the website of MBC drama, Dong Yi, which he is currently acting in.

These were his words of apology,

“I am deeply sorry for the fans who have showed their love and support towards the drama, Dong Yi. As a well-known celebrity, I made a huge mistake.

It’s my fault that I have denied doing these actions earlier, and because of that, I am extremely sorry for those fans who have supported Dong Yi.

Up until now, a lot of people have been showing their love and interest towards me, but I have ended up doing a stupid deed.

To the hard-working director, script-writer, the staff, the cast, and mostly to the dedicated and loving fans, I offer my deepest apologies.

Because of me, the production of Dong Yi has been damaged, and my heart truly aches because of that. I’m sorry.”

Choi also appeared in a press conference at Seoul Palace Hotel this evening to show his remorse in person,

“I was worried about losing my popularity after gaining it just last year. This thought (lie) just flashed across my mind when it happened (violence). I’m sorry especially to my family, fans and everyone and I offer my sincere apologies.”

Choi will not be charged after the female victim decided to not pursue the case.

source: allkpop

Jokwon & Yonghwa to replace WooTaec on Inkigayo

Singers Jo Kwon and Jung YongHwa will be the new MCs on SBS Inkigayo.

It has been announced that 2AM Jo Kwon and C.N Blue Jung YongHwa will take the places as the new MCs to Inkigayo together with current MC Sulli from 18th July.

An official from the production team for Inkigayo told MTStarNews on 11th July, “Jo Kwon and Jung YongHwa will be the new MCs for Inkigayo.”

This follows the leaving of MCs TaecYeon and WooYoung on the show on 11th July.

Source: sookyeong

Sulli gave a pink pyjamas to Heechul as a birthday gift

Heechul uploaded a photo along with a tweet that made all of his fans giggle.
He said:

설리가 생일선물로 사준 잠옷ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
입 고 라디오 한번 가야하나
(Sulli bought pyjamas as birthday gift kekeke Gonna wear to radio one time kekeke)

Many commented that heechul looks like he is doing kungfu and some even said that he looks like one of the characters in kungfu panda. His pose is indeed funny. I can't resist not to giggle, can you? Its good to know that heechul treasures his birthday gift and moreover, its given by his favourite dongsaeng(sister), Sulli!

Translated by Ting18♥@dailykpopnews
Sources: heechul's twt + dkpopnews
Tae Yang is kinda HOT
  • ashiva

Can Taeyang really make kimchi fried rice?

Recently, he came back as a solo artist and became different from before. The sun of Big Bang, Taeyang has become a “cunning man.” Not only did his song style change, but also even his song lyrics are about single people. His character changed as well; he is not the silent and shy guy we once knew. He has become so open that he made people feel strange around him. His fans also think that he has opened up a  lot. What is Taeyang up to nowadays?

  • Can Taeyang really make kimchi fried rice?
In I NEED A GIRL, the lyrics “kimchi fried rice” received a lot of attention lately. ”A girl who will eat the kimchi fried rice that I make instead” this kind of lyrics sound a bit naive. There are so many kinds of food to choose from, but why kimchi fried rice? Although the question itself is also naive, but this is one of the most curious questions from the fans.

In a recent interview that Taeyang was in, this kind of question was answered. He said, ”There are only two kinds of food that I can make, kimchi fried rice and ramen.” In this case, he cannot sing ”a girl who will eat the ramen that I make instead” it would be quite funny.

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Korean source: newsen
Translated: Maggie @ ibigbang + xiao_de @ ibigbang
Source: iBigbang Fansite

Sorry newsen, but I'm much more interested in inspiration behind these lyrics.

Kangta performs in GuangZhou, China

On July 10th Kangta performed for a Chinese program where he sang a medley of four songs: Pine Tree, Polaris, 23 (My Life) and The Best. He did the usual dance routines for 23 and The Best, as well as a short dance break--something we haven't seen Kangta do in some time!

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Pictures: hsy729 @ DTH
Video: hsy729 @ Youtube

bb looks so gooood ♥♥
Really didn't know how to tag this o_-