February 17th, 2011

[Korean] Shinhwa - Group

TEEN TOP to attend Eric’s birthday fan-meet for Andy

Since Shinhwa’s Andy is currently fulfilling his military duties, idol group TEEN TOP will attend Eric’s birthday fan meet in their CEO’s place.

TEEN TOP is scheduled to make an appearance at Eric’s fan meet on February 20th, along with the other Shinhwa members who aren’t serving at this time.

This won’t be the first time that TEEN TOP will be meeting Eric, since Eric guested in the group’s music video for “Supa Luv“; funnily enough, he was filling in for Andy to show his support for the group.

On the day of Eric’s birthday (February 16th), TEEN TOP wrote a happy birthday message on their official Twitter and me2day pages. The boys cheered, “Eric senior, happy birthday. Long life to you!”

Source: Star News via Nate
Translation: allkpop

We better get HQ pictures and fancams!

newsen interview with blade group infinite

The 7 membered male group, Infinite, are the leaders for blade group choreography. This phrase was created to say that their group choreography has perfect angles as if the 7 members were cut out with blades. The blade choreography started with their debut song, ‘Come Back Again’ to ‘She’s Back’, and continued on in their second mini album with ‘BTD (Before The Dawn)’.

Infinite, who came back with ‘Evolution’ in January and is currently promoting ‘BTD’, said, “We heard the reaction of ‘they changed from boys to men’, the most.” Although they’re endlessly fierce on stage, their real sides are more around the playful 10s.

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trans. cr; hyejin @ infinite updates
sauces: infinite updates, newsen
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Kim Hyun Joong : The 5 of Us Will Gather Together

Special Interview – Kim Hyun Joong
Looking from his outlook, he looks like an “urban style man” who is at a fancy café terrace drinking espresso and at the same time managing his schedule on his smart phone. But in actual fact, he is far from the image that we had imagined to be, he doesn’t enjoy using not just the smart phone but as well as the internet too. He is the “Analog man” who you meet once in a while at the soccer field asking “How are you doing?” more than sending mails via the mobile.

His “cool” talk about Korean drama "Playful Kiss"

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Analog boy, a glance at Kim Hyun Joong’s daily life
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Kim Hyun Joong’s roots, SS501

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“Little Yong-sama” Kim Hyun Joong’s Challenge

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Source : KBOOM + miyo @lovekimhyunjoong.com + Scans by elley + trippleSphilipines

mod, I can't find the link to lovekimhyunjoong.com =,,=

Cassies → Classy

Seoul Central District Court dismisses both of SME’s injunctions against JYJ

 On February 17th, the Seoul Central District Court dismissed both lawsuits filed by SM Entertainment against JYJ.

To recap, SM Entertainment filed an objection on October 27th, 2009, claiming that the Seoul Central District Court’s order to prevent them from interfering with JYJ’s individual activities was illegal.

The court rejected SM’s injunction objection application by stating, “The exclusive contract between SM and JYJ forces the celebrity to become subordinate to the agency without any discretion. JYJ has no option but to follow SM’s actions due to the subordinate rank they are forced under in the power of SM. A long-term subordinate contract cannot be justified by the risks the agency took in investments, as well as international advancements.”

They continued, “Aside from the long-term contract terms, SM’s ability to supervise and direct every move made by JYJ, as well as the clause claiming that JYJ must repay for losses only emphasizes the subordinate positions of JYJ in the contract, so the injunction is invalid.

Regarding the second injunction filed by SM Entertainment, asking the court to suspend JYJ’s contract with CJES Entertainment, the court replied by saying that the injunction is invalid since SM Entertainment was ordered on October 27th, 2009 that they were to not interfere with JYJ’s individual activities, and their injunction was in breach of that order.

Baek Chang Ju, CEO of CJES Entertainment, commented, “We consider it a victory of truth and hope that their activities are no longer hindered by forced accusations of double contracts. We will be working hard to show only the best side of JYJ to the public. I would like to thank the JYJ members and the staff for consistently battling a tiring fight against Goliath.

In conclusion, the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ is invalid, and JYJ’s individual activities are legal.

Source: allkpopNewsen, E Daily, World Journal, Sports Chosun via Daum


Yoon Eun Hye | Pucker Up!

Amuro Namie releases second teaser for “Make It Happen” PV featuring After School

Yesterday, Amuro Namie unveiled a teaser video for her “Make It  Happen” PV, which features Korean girl group, After School.
When asked about choosing the Korean group After School, Amuro stated, “I’ve been keeping my eye on the Korean music scene for a while now.”
To add to the anticipation, just a while ago, a second teaser for the “Make It Happen” PV was shown!

Check it out below!

The collaboration will mark the first time that After School has released music in Japan.

source: TokyoHive + snowprinceAS

bbjung sweet recipe

Just like there is SPAO for Super Generation, there is AUCTION for f(SHINee)

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On February 17th, it was revealed that Auction had recently recruited popular idol group SHINee as their main models for the next year.

As a result, SHINee will join f(x) – who signed a two year contract with Auction last year – and be the face of Auction starting in March.

Auction followed the trends in selecting SHINee and f(x) as its main models, targeting young people in efforts to strengthen their sales in the fashion and accessories categories. The company is strategically trying to reach consumers in their 10s-20s through celebrity marketing.

Source: akp

yay more lunew / minstal / taesulli / keyber / what have you

HoMin is keeping TVXQ’s name alive like they said they will

Recently, TVXQ’s debut album ‘Hug‘ jumped its way up to second place on the Hanteo real-time album sales chart.

As it’s been seven years since their debut album was released, what could be the explanation for this sudden increase in sales?

As all of you know, the group made its comeback with just two members, Yunho and Changmin, after three of its members - Junsu, Jaejoong and Yoochun - left the agency to form their own unit, ‘JYJ‘. Before the beginning of this mess, the group promoted in Japan for a long period of time, giving fans no chance to see them on Korean variety shows. They were heartbroken to see that the group split into two before returning to Korea, as they would not be shown together as five.

However, with the current promotions of the TVXQ duo, fans have been able to see them on numerous variety shows, such as SBS’s ‘Running Man’, KBS’s ‘Happy Together’, and SBS’s ‘Strong Heart’. This gave them incredible exposure to the public once again, resulting in many new fans who have little knowledge of the group’s history.

One reason for the sudden rise in sales for the group’s debut album is partly due to these new fans, who are curious about the group’s past and how they started their career.

Currently, both TVXQ’s ‘Keep Your Head Down Special Edition’ and ‘Hug’ is ranked high on the Hanteo charts.

Source + Photo: Newsen

Taec awake

OMTND Featured Artist: Fanny Fink

Fanny Fink are a duo made up of Myoi and Jae-Mok who create beautiful, dreamy melodies underlined with fragments of breathy electronica. Their most famous contribution to the goodness of K-indie land were having two of their songs on the Coffee Prince soundtrack, 11월 and 좋은 사람 (Good Person).

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Fanny Fink Official Website
Fanny Fink Thread @ Soompi
pastelmusic, ccppark00, fenda747 @ YouTube
TV Daily

Future Simon #1

This is a sex post: Hyun Bin + Tang Wei for Vogue Korea

The stars of “Late Autumn“, Hyun Bin and Tang Wei, worked their magic for a breathtaking photoshoot for ‘Vogue‘ magazine.

Set to be published on February 20th, 12 pages of their exclusive photoshoot will be revealed in the magazine’s March edition.

The concept the “Late Autumn” stars portrayed was ‘a ragged couple’s fantasy comes true, from their dreams to real life‘.

In the photos, the two actors cleaned up their looks and wore a stylish dress and a suave tuxedo to host a party as a charming couple enjoying their luxurious lifestyle.

Vogue secured the photoshoot a year before “Late Autumn” began filming in. The plans for the shoot finally became realized when Tang Wei came to Korea last month to promote the movie.

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sauce; Star News/ Nate via akp

2PM: Sukira 7

Jay Apologizes......?

Singer Jay Park recently made his first official public apology towards his previous agency and group, JYP Entertainment and 2PM.

On February 17th, the singer uploaded his apology onto his official fan cafe, expressing his remorse for disappointing J.Y Park and causing unnecessary and undeserved distress and suffering to the 2PM members.

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Source: Star News via Nate & akp

idk what to say anymore...
Dr. Who - Lost

KARA united as they get mobbed on their way back to Japan for URAKARA filming

The members of KARA returned to Japan to resume filming for their show, “URAKARA“, and they were forced to endure yet another chapter of airport chaos.

Since Han Seungyeon left for Japan yesterday ahead of her group due to a personal schedule, the media saw the remaining four depart from Gimpo Airport together on February 17th.

Seungyeon left alone for Japan on February 16th for a personal schedule

Park Gyuri, Nicole, Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung were seen at the lobby on February 17th at around 7:15 PM preparing for their evening flight to Japan. The members entered the airport in a composed manner, and did not answer any of the reporters’ questions; instead, they were rushed to the departing gate while being surrounded by bodyguards.

The members faced a situation where they had to grab onto each others’ hands to squeeze through their bodyguards in order to bypass the overly-enthusiastic reporters who swarmed around them.

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Source: Nate, akp, mrhoneyhamsy, koreaspottv

at least this time around a reporter didn't punch nicole [as seen here].

South Koreans Are Pro Ragers

The Economist has released a color-coded map charting the findings of a new report (based on data collected from 2003-2005) issued this week by the World Health Organization, which compares the relative alcohol consumption of people over the age of 15 across the globe. The biggest boozers (averaging more than 12.5 liters of pure alcohol, per person, during the study period) are denoted in red. (Click here to see the complete profile of each country):
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source: here and here
____ 티아라 효민♥

T-ara Eunjung Ham in Singles March Issue

T-ara member Eunjung has just revealed her youthful charm!

Eunjung revealed a "naughty girl" concept for the March release of Singles magazine. The naughty girl concept conveyed a "spoiled brat" image, completely overwhelming the masses with her gorgeous expression and clothing.

Eunjung exudes the talent of other fantastic models as well as actors/actresses in her shoot. Even though Eunjung was visibly tired from her shooting of Dream High, she continued to soldier on for this shoot all throughout the morning.

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Big Bang nervous with their comeback

 BIGBANG is feeling nervous right now. After taking a break from domestic activities for 2 years and 3 months, they are going to release a new mini-album. A person close to them said, "They are more nervous now than when they debuted."

Last week, the unit group of GD&TOP and Seungri ended their activities. All 5 members of BIGBANG are at their studio at the YG building day and night preparing for their comeback.

One staff member who has seen them practicing said, "The members feel delighted and blissful for this reunion after such a long time. But they're very nervous since they have to return with stages that match their name, BIGBANG."

Even if BIGBANG's hiatus as a group was long, individual solo activities of the members were abundant. Their last group promotion was "Sunset Glow".

All stages and performances they've shown can be described as "peak performances" especially Seungri, the maknae of the group, who's shown great improvement and has been sweeping all music charts and programs.

[omitted info that has been posted already]

Source: Osen
Translation from Rice & Est @ bigbangworld

Personally, i feel nervous for BIGBANG..i trust they'd make
sick beats and all. Yet after waiting for 2 years fans and critics
alike are waiting to jump at them. Hwaiting BB!!!