Archive for June 19th, 2012

2PM member reinvents himself on the cover of Men’s Health

2PM member reinvents himself on the cover of Men’s Health

Wooyoung has become the fourth member of the boy band 2PM to land himself on the cover of Men’s Health magazine.To prepare for his appearance in the July edition of the fitness magazine, Wooyoung underwent grueling physical training and followed a strict diet in a bid to promote himself as “the man Wooyoung” instead of relying on his identity as a boy band member.JYP Entertainment said on June 19 that everyone was surprised with the outcome.”With constant workouts, Wooyoung wowed us all with his new body, complete with killer abs and a back and shoulders rippling with muscles”, said a representative from the agency.Wooyoung followed the concept “a warrior from the future” in the photo shoot and took the time to personally pick out props for the scenes in which he was photographed.An associate editor at Men’s Health Korea said that he was impressed by the entertainer’s professionalism.”As there were a lot of shots that required him to take his top off, he had to work out on set too”, the editor said. “His dedication compared to other previous cover models was just astounding. He should be called ‘Man of Determination’.”By Carla Sunwoo ...

After School’s Uee And Jooyeon, Goddess-Like Charisma

After School’s Uee And Jooyeon, Goddess-Like Charisma

After School, Jooyeon, Uee, twitter

After School’s Uee And Jooyeon, Goddess-Like Charisma

After School’s Jooyeon’s beauty shined in this picture as she was an internet ‘best face’ (uhlzzang) before becoming a singer.

On June 17, Jooyeon posted on her twitter, “It’s almost time for After School’s Encore Concert to begin in Japan!” and “Next week we will be coming back! Keep a look out! Sorry Uee!”

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T-ARA’s Soyeon And MYNAME’s Insoo ‘High School Classmates’

T-ARA’s Soyeon And MYNAME’s Insoo ‘High School Classmates’

T-ARA, soyeon, MyName, insoo

T-ARA Soyeon Support MYNAME In Soo “What Kind Of Relationship?’

T-ARA’s Soyeon announced her friendship with MYNAME’s Insoo by cheering him on.

On June 17, Soyeon posted on Twitter, “MYNAME’s “Hello and Goodbye” is such a good song.”

She also wrote, “Wow! I didn’t even notice a fellow high school classmate. MYNAME fighting!”

T-ARA’s Soyeon and MYNAME’s Insoo went to the same high school however Soyeon was a theatre arts major while Insoo was a dance major. Before they debuted, they did not know each other. ...

SM-YG Heats Up Summer with Super Junior & 2NE1’s Simultaneous Comeback Next Month

SM-YG Heats Up Summer with Super Junior & 2NE1’s Simultaneous Comeback Next Month

Super Junior, 2NE1, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment

Two biggest rivaling agencies SM and YG are about to have a showdown this coming summer.

SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment both have been in tight competition, and are about to get down again as they present their big name idol groups around the same time. Super Junior and 2NE1 are said to be returning on stage mid-July.

A source tells, “The simultaneous comeback of these two star groups from SM and YG is sure to have a ripple effect in the industry!” He adds, “The result of the competition is surly the talk of the town as the confrontation should present an interesting outcome. All other agencies are already adjusting their schedules to avoid this period for their comebacks. This clash is the most anticipated event in the industry today.” ...

TVXQ’s “Android” PV previews released

TVXQ’s “Android” PV previews released

TVXQ is gearing up for their release of their latest Japanese single “Android“. In addition to the album covers and audio preview that have been revealed earlier, previews for the upcoming PV have been aired on Japanese TV recently.

Aired on ZIP and Mezamashi TV, the previews offer a sneak peek into the upcoming music video for the group’s newest dance track.

The duo will once again display their fabulous dance and energetic performance through this upbeat tune, so check out the previews below while we wait for the full release! ...

Wonder Girls Sunye: "My Boyfriend Helps Me Out in Life Overall"

Wonder Girls Sunye: "My Boyfriend Helps Me Out in Life Overall"

Sunye who is the leader of the Wonder Girls revealed that her boyfriend is somebody that helps out in all aspects of her life.

On June 19, the Wonder Girls revealed a lot about themselves at the “Wonder Girls Interview” which was held at the Imperial Palace Hotel. When asked about her boyfriend Sunye replied, “We are in a happy relationship. He is giving me help not only in music but in life overall. I’ve said this before on a broadcast but it is a different concept from dating when you are in your teens. This is such a happy event in my life, and also a thankful one at that.” ...

Actor Kim Beom’s new role is singer

Actor Kim Beom’s new role is singer

There’s a new rising Hallyu star in town that may be able to give actor-turned-singer Jang Geun-seok a run for his money.Kim Beom, the 22-year-old actor who rose to fame in the dramas “Boys over Flowers” (2009) and this year’s “Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats” will try his luck as a singer in Japan.Kim will launch his debut album Wednesday and begin a three-day promotional visit to Japan on Saturday. On Sunday, Kim will meet with an expected 1,500 fans at a launch event for his album “Hometown” at the Odaiba VenusFort in Tokyo before doing interviews with Japanese media.The album is being described as summery with elements of nostalgia, consisting of seven tracks from various genres, such as rock and ballad.The album was backed by the famous Japanese label Pony Canyon and was produced by Park Geun-chul, who has worked on sound tracks for dramas.Leading up to his debut album, Kim has also contributed various song to the sound tracks of dramas in which he has starred.By Carla Sunwoo ...

NU’EST’s self produced “viewable radio” show for fans receive increasing interest

NU’EST’s self produced “viewable radio” show for fans receive increasing interest

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Receiving attention after their hot debut this year and their unique marketing, NU’EST self produced a “viewable radio” show for their fans.

NU’EST, who recently finished promoting their debut album “Face” and is now preparing their second album, revealed a radio show titled ‘L.O.∧.E STORY‘ through their official Youtube site and fan cafe.

The name ‘L.O.∧.E STORY’ was put together by using NU’EST’s official fan club’s name ‘L.O.∧.E ‘ and the word ‘STORY’ to mean ‘communicating and talking with the fans.’ It’s a self produced viewable radio show that is put together with the fans’ stories and requested songs. ...

Secret's Hyosung Shows Off Her Bagel-Girl Body in Japan

Secret's Hyosung Shows Off Her Bagel-Girl Body in Japan

Secret’s Hyosung showed off her perfect bagel-girl body in Japan.

(Bagel girl means that she has an innocent face and glamorous body)

Recently a clip titled, “Hyosung Sexy Concept in Japan,” was posted on an online community site.

The clip is about Secret’s recent performance with “Twinkle Twinkle,” in Japan. They showed very cute choreography on the stage and the clip was edited mainly for Hyosung.

In the clip, Secret members are wearing a sleeveless one piece made of silk and a hat with laces. the costume resembles bunny girl. ...

Searching for the killer takes its toll off the set

Searching for the killer takes its toll off the set

Actor Son Hyeon-joo plays detective Baek Hong-seok in the SBS drama “THE CHASER – Drama“. Provided by SBS

Detective Baek Hong-seok lived with his wife and 15-year-old daughter in a rundown house with a leaking roof. He dreamed of saving up enough money to purchase his own property and provide a comfortable home for his family before his daughter started high school. But it all changed when the unthinkable happened. Hong-seok’s daughter died suddenly in a strange car accident, the story given by the police dissonant with the facts. His wife, suffocated by the weight of the tragedy, committed suicide. The detective refused to accept chance as the reason for his daughter’s death and began looking into the circumstances surrounding the supposed accident. He set all inhibitions aside in order to uncover the truth and in the process discovered a conspiracy that runs deeper than he could have ever imagined.Hong-seok, played by Son Hyeon-joo, is the protagonist of the popular SBS drama “THE CHASER – Drama“. The series’ plot is riveting, but it is the high-quality acting that has separated the program from the K-drama pack.Son has been featured in television dramas for 21 years, including starring roles in KBS2’s “My Rosy Life” (2005) and “My Too Perfect Sons” (2009), and has enthralled audiences as an indecisive bachelor and a cold-hearted husband. But his heavy role as Hong-seok has taken its toll. “Right now I am not really capable of going back and forth from smiling to being gloomy”, Son said.The drama veteran has been easy to find on the small screen for the past two decades, but he is surprisingly media-shy for such a well-known figure. He says he would rather focus his attention on improving his acting skills, often dubbed near perfect by drama critics. He did agree to sit down with the JoongAng Ilbo for a rare glimpse into the actor’s world off the set. He is currently shooting “THE CHASER – Drama“, which will wrap up on July 17. The following are excerpts from the interview.Q. In the drama, the death of your character’s daughter is tied to a grand conspiracy, his wife commits suicide and he seems as though he’ll do anything, from kill to break out of prison, for revenge. What would you do if all these happened in real life?A. I think I would get extremely irritated and suffocate from the oppression. I was only able to pull off a prison break for the show, but in reality, I don’t think I would able to accomplish that. I remember the line spoken by actor Kim Sang-joong (playing lawmaker Kang Dong-yoon) during filming. When I tell Kang that I will never forgive him for killing my daughter, he says, “Forgiveness is what a person with power can do and what a person like you can never achieve”. When I heard Kang’s words, it felt like my heart was tearing in half.You seem to be totally captivated by your role.Right now I am not really capable of going back and forth from smiling to being gloomy, and so I have to keep this dark expression for my character.The competition among actors for the best performance seems to be ruthless.Honestly, to say that there is an acting competition seems so immature. If the actors start to compete amongst themselves, there would be no light at the end of the tunnel for this drama. The thing is that we do have all these seasoned actors and actresses without idol singers who also act. It has been a long time since an authentic and traditional drama has come out, and that is why I think it is getting such critical acclaim.There are rumors that everyone in the cast gets the take right in a couple of tries. Is it true that no one really makes mistakes on the set? No, we do make mistakes. The netizens on the Internet say that we seem to be out of our minds when we are acting, and this is true. We are actually becoming crazy for this drama, and we are doing everything we can to provide a near-perfect performance for our audience. The scene in which you break down while holding onto the spoons of your wife and daughter at the dinner table was impressive.This is the first time I have played a role with a lost child, and I think I was naturally able to slip into my character as I am a father in real life. I met my on-screen daughter, Soo-jung, in April, and I kept telling myself that she was my real daughter in order to befriend her as quickly as possible.What is your relationship like with your daughter?I have a daughter who is in middle school, and like other fathers, I am worried about how she will grow up in our society that is so unsafe for women these days. It really saddens me when I occasionally wonder what will happen to her if I am no longer by her side. I am not able to see her that often because I am so busy, and she comes home late from private academy classes. It distresses me to see her so exhausted in the mornings.There is tough competition among the dramas airing right now.There are so many dramas. “Big” has a handsome actor, and compared to Gong Yoo, we are not quite as attractive. That is why we continue to perform action scenes. LaughsBy Kim Hyo-eun ...

Rookie singer Juniel reveals her relationship with singer IU prior to her debut

Rookie singer Juniel reveals her relationship with singer IU prior to her debut

Rookie singer Juniel who is increasingly gaining popularity with her charming voice and doll-like looks recently revealed her relationship with singer IU.

Juniel who has been dubbed as the “2nd IU” insisted during her interview that she was “not worthy enough to even be compared with IU“.

However, she did reveal her somewhat close relationship with IU. Juniel stated, “During my days as a trainee I personally met IU three times. A close older colleague of mine from elementary school was in the same entertainment as IU at that time. One day when I had free time and decided to meet up with that colleague, she had told me there was a “dongseng” she wanted to introduce me to. That person was IU.” ...