[NEWS] Park Yoochun – Han Jimin’s Vow Of Love, Viewers’ “Best Ending”!

The happy ending for the time-travel romance drama, SBS’s “Rooftop Prince” has earned the viewers’ praise.

Broadcast on the night of 24 May, in the last episode of “Rooftop Prince”, the mystery of the crown princess murder was solved. Buyong (Played by Han Ji Min) had replaced the crown princess (Jung Yoomi) and fell into the Lotus pond to save her beloved Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) from the crown princess’s plot to murder him.

Park Ha, who opens a fruit juice store in Seoul meets Yong Taeyong who is a customer, but does not see his face as she is troubled. Later, she discovers a postcard at her door, with the signature “ㅌㅇ” and her sketch on it. Park Ha follows the card’s invitation and goes to Namsam tower, and meets Yong Taeyong there. Taeyong asks, “Why are you so late, I have been waiting for a long time” and Park Ha asks, “Where were you? I have been here all this while” and the two hold hands, as Taeyong becomes Lee Gak, dressed in his royal robes. With the commentary saying “Even after 300 years, I will still love you” and has a happy ending.

After the drama was broadcast, viewers responded, saying “It’s a happy ending, but my heart still aches. It’s sad that we won’t be able to see this sweet couple again” “This is the most beautiful ending among the recent dramas.” “This is my dream romance, both of them are beautiful” “Rooftop Prince, even after 300 years, I will still remember you” and other praises.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Osen Via Nate]

Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-park-yoochun-han-jimins-vow-of.html

[NEWS] Yoochun, Grows Stronger With “Rooftop Prince” … “Shining Acting Skills”!

Overcoming his sadness, JYJ member Park Yoochun’s acting shone till the end.

In the SBS drama “Rooftop Prince”, the “Sugar cube” couple Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) and Park Ha (Han Jimin) share an emotional love that crosses through 300 years, and ended on 24 May.

The strict image of the crown prince from the Joseon era, the happy image in the modern day where he works hard to deal with society, and the tender image during his romantic moments with Park Ha, Yoochun displays various charms in his role, showing an even more mature image that helped drive the atmosphere of the drama.

Yoochun’s role as Lee Gak is in harmony with his previous characters in KBS 2TV’s “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and MBC’s “Miss Ripley”, and he, who is well loved by the viewers, has expressed various characters well. With the unique nature of a Time slip, he had to move back and forth between a period drama and modern drama, and he performed both roles perfectly in a fresh and interesting manner.

Also, despite the the difficult period at the beginning of the drama where time was tight and his dearest father had left the world, he held it in and performed passionately, shining even brighter. During then, Yoochun, who returned to the set of “Rooftop Prince” earlier than expected to continue shooting, had thought of the fans, viewers, the staff who were working hard and felt that he could not wait any longer.

In the middle of filming, Yoochun had tweeted on his personal account, with the message “Father, I want to meet you. So much so that I’m going crazy”*, worrying the fans, and recently he tweeted, “These last few days of filming will feel longer but go by faster than any other day. Rooftop Prince is a production that gave me sorrow and joy… and has made me a stronger person,” showing that he has become stronger.

In the midst of a busy schedule, he was also faced with the crisis of a traffic accident. Early this month, Yoochun met with a traffic accident while travelling to his shooting location, and said that he felt pain in his neck and waist, but due to his tight schedule, he did not go to the hospital and continued filming, which shocked everyone around him.

Even though he went through difficult trials, Yoochun expressed his own role very well, making “Rooftop Prince” shine even brighter.

(*T/N : I believe the article writer paraphrased what Yoochun had tweeted since this is a Japanese source, and I dont recall seeing a tweet like that…)

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-yoochun-grows-stronger-with.html

[PICTURES] 2NE1 running photos at Gimpo airport are adorable

2NE1 just returned from Jeju (reason uncleared). When the girls arrived at Gimpo airport, some highschool students chase after them and they had no choice but to run.

Look at the fantaken pictures below:

Netizens commented, "Aigoo they looks so cute while running like that!","It's like they escaping from something, anyway they are adorable!","Those students should refrain from chasing them."

Anyhow, they are adorable, aren't they?

Source: photos&info @OMG_SANDAR

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/pictures-2ne1-running-photos-at-gimpo.html

[VIDEO] BTS of Taeyang lofficielhommes photoshoot

Here's the BTS of Taeyang's latest photoshoot from lofficielhommes.
He's hot as usual and he has too much swag.

If you're not yet convinced by my words, watch the BTS below:

lofficielhommes No.11 cover model TAEYANG

Source: lofficielhommes@YT

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-bts-of-taeyang-lofficielhommes.html

[VIDEO] INFINITE performed The Chaser on Love Request!

INFINITE put on an amazing show on Love Request with their "The Chaser" performance.

Enjoy their cool performance here!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-infinite-performed-chaser-on-love.html


This is remix version of TOP's FUBU endorsement CF.
Have you seen TOP DJ-ing?

Well if not, better watch this CF.

Source: fubunyc@YT

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-top-in-fubu-new-brand-film-cf.html

[NEWS] "Dr. JIN" VS "Gentleman"

Two new dramas are coming to entertain the weekend at the same time.

MBC drama "Dr. JIN" and SBS "A Gentleman's Dignity" starting on the 26th at 9:50Pm are the two.

"Dr. JIN" which is about a neurosurgeon who crosses over to the Chosun times to spread his medical talents and "A Gentleman's Dignity" which is written by genius in comedy Kim Eun-sook and produced by Sin Woo-cheol are highly competitive dramas.

"Dr. JIN" is based on a popular comic using the similar subject as "The Rooftop Prince" and tvN's "Queen In-hyun's Man" about traveling through time. Lee Beom-soo, Song Seung-heon, Park Min-yeong and other legendary artists make up the cast and is supported by Lee So-yeon, Kim Jae-joong, Kim Eung-soo, Jeong Eun-pyo, Lee Won-jong and others.

There are funny situations where a modern day doctor crosses over to the modern times and also serious scenes where Dr. JIN Hyeok (Song Seung-heon) fights to save a life.

"A Gentleman's Dignity" is written by Kim Eun-sook who's created continuous hits in a row and produced by Sin Woo-cheol. It is also looked forward to as much as it is Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ha-neul's come back to dramas.

This drama is about the sweet and various romances displayed by 4 men in their late 30s to early 40s who have all been through first loves and sweet loves.

It is hard to tell which drama will laugh without taking a look in. It is up to the viewers to select which one they will watch between "Dr. JIN" and "A Gentleman's Dignity".

Source: Hancinema.net
Source : osen.mt.co.kr/article... ( English )

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-dr-jin-vs-gentleman_26.html

[NEWS] The U-KISS Fever & "Summer Special" Release!

U-KISS has headed to Malaysia on May 25 for their overseas fan meeting. It marks the start of an Asia fan meeting tour, they will also be touching down in Cambodia and Hong Kong.

Last month, U-KISS found popularity with their Colombian visit. Their company, NH Media, stated, "Since then we've received requests from Brazil, Chile, as well as Dubai. Due to their hectic schedules ahead, it will be difficult for them to visit any of these countries for the time being".

In July, U-KISS will be embarking on another Japanese concert tour. The group is also scheduled to release a "Summer special" album, featuring the refreshing background of the east sea, in June.

Credits: Source 1/Source 2 + ROCKETBOXX.NET

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-u-kiss-fever-summer-special.html

[NEWS] Dal Shabet Viki replaces by Wohee in one day

New member of Dal Shabet: Woo-hee [Happy Face Entertainment]

Just one day after the leader of K-pop group Dal Shabet, Viki, called it quits, Happy Face Entertainment announced that a new member has been recruited as a replacement.

“The new member is Woo-hee and like Ah-young and Ji-yul [other members of the group], she was born in 1991. She is currently on a leave of absence from the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts,” a representative from the entertainment agency said.

The newbie has spent years training as a singer and dancer in order to break into the entertainment industry, and the agency said that she is an exceptional performer.

Pictures of Woo-hee were also distributed by the agency in which she was wearing an elegant white dress.

“I’m so excited to become the new member of Dal Shabet as I’m a big fan of the group,” said Woo-hee. “I’m a little worried though as I have some big shoes to fill in Viki’s absence. All the members have been so kind to me and I’ll give it my best.”

By Carla Sunwoo


Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-dal-shabet-viki-replaces-by-wohee.html

[NEWS] Kim Jang-hoon on brink of bankruptcy

Singer Kim Jang-hoon, an outspoken activist for “comfort women,” a euphemistic reference to Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military, and Korea’s claim over Dokdo islets, is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Kim’s agency announced yesterday that the star is in financial trouble because he is committed to too many causes.

“In order to raise enough money for the upcoming ‘8.15 Dokdo Crossing’ project as well as another donation to give out rice to more than 1.2 million people, Kim will have to make his rounds at club and adult venues around the country,” said a representative from Kim’s agency.

Despite the fact that Kim spent most of this month taking part in 30 different events where he was asked to perform, his expenses are thought to outweigh his earnings from appearing at the functions.

The agency representative said that Kim’s debt amounts to some 100 million won ($592,808) at the moment.
By Carla Sunwoo

Source: koreajoongangdaily

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-kim-jang-hoon-on-brink-of.html

[NEWS] FT Island special to air on Japanese TV

Hallyu band FT Island has been singled out by leading Japanese music channel Space Shower TV Plus and will be the focus of a special program set to air on Sunday.

The one-hour show will feature a live acoustic set as well as interviews and moments from the studio.

Performances of the band’s hit songs, including “Flower Rock” and “Venus,” will be aired on the show.

On May 16, the boy band released its second Japanese album, “20.”It sold more than 20,372 albums on the day of its release and rose to the third spot on Oricon’s daily chart.

The band performed well on the weekly chart, too, usurping the fourth slot with a total of 41,726 records sold in the first week.

To mark the launch of the album, the band held a fan meet event last weekend. At the meet-and-greet mini-concerts, the band sang a total of five songs including “Wanna Go,” which was composed by members Song Seung-hyun and Choi Min-hwan. Group leader Choi Jong-hoon’s track “Stay” was also performed.
By Carla Sunwoo

Source: koreajoongangdaily

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-ft-island-special-to-air-on.html

[NEWS] “Dr. JIN” vs. “Gentleman”!

Two new dramas are coming to entertain the weekend at the same time.

MBC drama “
” and SBS “
A Gentleman’s Dignity
” starting on the 26th at 9:50Pm are the two.

” which is about a neurosurgeon who crosses over to the Chosun times to spread his medical talents and “
A Gentleman’s Dignity
” which is written by genius in comedy 
Kim Eun-sook
 and produced by 
Sin Woo-cheol
 are highly competitive dramas.

” is based on a popular comic using the similar subject as “
The Rooftop Prince
” and tvN’s “
Queen In-hyun’s Man
” about traveling through time. 
Lee Beom-soo

Song Seung-heon

Park Min-yeong
 and other legendary artists make up the cast and is supported by 
Lee So-yeon

Kim Jae-joong
Kim Eung-soo

Jeong Eun-pyo

Lee Won-jong
 and others.

There are funny situations where a modern day doctor crosses over to the modern times and also serious scenes where 
 Hyeok (
Song Seung-heon
) fights to save a life.

A Gentleman’s Dignity
” is written by 
Kim Eun-sook
 who’s created continuous hits in a row and produced by 
Sin Woo-cheol
. It is also looked forward to as much as it is 
Jang Dong-gun
Kim Ha-neul
‘s come back to dramas.

This drama is about the sweet and various romances displayed by 4 men in their late 30s to early 40s who have all been through first loves and sweet loves.

It is hard to tell which drama will laugh without taking a look in. It is up to the viewers to select which one they will watch between “
” and “
A Gentleman’s Dignity



Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-dr-jin-vs-gentleman.html

[VIDEO] B1A4's Baby Goodnight performance MR Removed!

B1A4 made their comeback on Music Bank yesterday with baby Goodnight,check out the MR removed video of their comeback performance on Music bank yesterday.

How many points out of 10?

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-b1a4s-baby-goodnight-performance.html

[PICTURE] KARA's Goo Hara shares a kiss with.....

KARA's cute member Goo Hara shared a new selca on her Twitter.

She said,"It has been a while Puri and Nubi!Bye bye babies who welcome me back....look after the home well...cutie!miss Pang...?

 Hara is seen posing cutely with her pet dog in the photo above.

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-karas-goo-hara-shares-kiss-with.html

[PICTURE] Kim Kibum shows off his well-trained body for I Love Italy!

Kim Ki Bum shows off his well-trained ABS for upcoming Korean drama "I Love Italy"!

 He plays the role of a professional swimmer in the drama.

 He captures much attention with his well-trained body. The drama will air its first episode via TVN on 28th May.

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-kim-kibum-shows-off-his-well.html

[VIDEO] Teen Top released main teaser for "To You"!

Check out the MV teaser of Teen Top's upcoming hit song "To You"!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-teen-top-released-main-teaser-for.html

[PICTURE] IU and Suzy eat watermelon together!

Miss A's Suzy shared a new photo on her Twitter on 26th May.

She said,"Eat watermelon together,this photo was taken in Thailand".

IU and Miss A's Suzy are seenp posing cutely in the photo,the girls place a watermelon seed on their arm to prove that they have eaten watermelon.

Do you like the cute friendship between them?

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-iu-and-suzy-eat-watermelon.html

[VIDEO] JJ Project impressed with the MR removed video of Bounce!

JJ project (JYP's latest male duo) received much attention lately with their debut song Bounce.

The song ranked high on various music charts and now fans are totally impressed with their live singing ability.

The boys made their debut on M! Countdown on 24th May with Bounce,check out the MR removed video of their debut performance below.

How many points out of 10 should they deserve for their debut performance?

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-jj-project-impressed-with-mr.html

[PICTURE] Rainbow's Woori is a cute kitty!

Rainbow's Woori transformed into a cute kitty in a recent photo.

She tweeted the photo above on 25th May with the caption "nia ong".

Fans who have seen the photo commented that she is the prettiest ever catwoman they have ever seen,do you have any comment to share regarding Woori's transformation?

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-rainbows-woori-is-cute-kitty.html

[Pictures] Song Joongki's Airport Arrival in Singapore on 25th May 2012

Singapore fans would know, Joongki fans would definitely know.
Korean actor and ex running man member Song Joongki arrived in Singapore yesterday.

He would be having his press conference and autograph session on the 26 May 2012 and his fanmeet on the 27 May 2012.

Check out some photos of his Airport Arrival in Singapore below!

Dkpopnews would be doing a coverage of Song Joongki's trip to Singapore this time round, so stay tuned to us for more updates!

Credits: Boom Korea (Organizer)

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/pictures-song-joongkis-airport-arrival.html

[NEWS] Rain tops a survey of the star who is likely to become a wise husband

Rain has topped a survey of the star who is likely to become a wise husband like 'Bang

Gui Nam' who is the main character in drama ‘I got a windfall'.

In the survey, by music site Monkey, from May 17-23, 57 percent of those questioned
(901) stated that Rain is likely to become a husband as wise as 'Bang Gui Nam' in the
drama because he (Rain) has an image that he is wise and a sweetheart.

'Lee Seung Ki' came in second (31%) , 'Kim Soo Hyun' third (4%), 'Um Tae Woong'
fourth (3%), 'Hyun Bin' fifth (2%), and 'John Park' sixth (2%).

Credit to TV Edaily http://news.nate.com/view/20120524n27190

Englisah translation by화니

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-rain-tops-survey-of-star-who-is.html

[NEWS] G.NA's "2HOT" MV, deleted cuts from the critical burn situation have been released

Deleted cuts form the singer G.NA's music video '2HOT' have been released

On the 24th, the deleted scenes from the music video have been revealed on G.NA's official fancafé.

In this scene, you can see sexy topless firemen and G.NA surrounded by fire dancing the "thigh dance" in "The Hot Club".

The MV's director, Hong Wongki, revealed that G.NA was in the middle of filming when she walked towards fire and because she couldn't handle the heat, she let out a shriek and ran away.

Fortunately, no one including G.NA got burnt during the filming.

Meanwhile, G.NA will have her special comeback stage on the same day on Mnet's "M!Countdown"


Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-gnas-2hot-mv-deleted-cuts-from.html

[PICTURE] Lizzy, "I love you dears!"

Lizzy left a message for her fans in her google+ account on May 25.
She wrote,

날씨가 너무 더워졌어요 ㅜ_ㅜ
모두들 더위 먹지않게 조심하시고요~
사랑해 쟈기들!!!

Hello Hello~
This is Lizzy!!!
The weather has been very hot ㅜ_ㅜ
Everyone please be careful of the heat~
I love you dears!!!

Isn't she so thoughtful?

Trans: afterschooldaze.com

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-lizzy-i-love-you-dears.html

[PICTURE] Yonghwa wants to see you!!

Yonghwa expresses that he wants to see their fans soon!
He tweeted a selca through their group's twiitter account.

[Trans] Everyone…It’s been a long time!!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋIt’s too sunny…The weather is getting hotter…All of you!!! I want to see you soon!!! When will I seeeeee you~~~ㅋㅋㅋ Does it seem to be glad when you see me? ㅋㅋㅋKeke push & pull tactic…._ㅠ_ Everyone, take good care of you & see you sooooooon~~~!!! And my selca…next time I will take selca of me properly again !!!! ㅋㅋㅋ pong


@CNBLUE_4: 여러분…오랜만!!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 햇빛이 너무강해요… 이제 날씨도 더워지는군요ㅜㅠㅠ여러분!!! 언능 보고싶어요!!! 언제보나아아아아아아~~~ㅋㅋㅋ저 보면되게반가울거같죠?ㅋㅋㅋ큭큭 밀당중…..ㅡㅠㅡ여러분몸잘챙기시구 조만간빨리뵈요오오오~~~!!!그리고 셀카는…다음번에 제대로다시찍어서 !!!!ㅋㅋㅋ뿅

Source: @CNBLUE_4
Translated by: CebuNuna @cnbluestorm
Posted by: Camille @cnbluestorm

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-yonghwa-wants-to-see-you.html

[VIDEO] Yoochun - Rooftop Prince Last Day Filming & Interview

On May 24th aired the last episode of Rooftop Prince wherein JYJ's Micky Yoochun is one of the cast.

It received positive response and ratings during its broadcast.
Here's the last day filming and interview among the cast.


Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-yoochun-rooftop-prince-last-day.html

[NEWS] Han Ji Min Gave Necklace as She Saw Death of Yoochun in Annals of Joseon Dynasty

In the final episode (ep. 20) of SBS’s “Rooftop Prince” aired on May 24th, 2012, thanks to the necklace gifted by Park Ha (Han Ji Min), Lee Gak (Park Yoochun) once again escaped death.

The gang of Crown Prince who returned to Joseon Dynasty begain to investigate the secret of the murder of Crown Princess. The original plot is to kill Lee Gak, but in order to save Lee Gak, Bu Yong (the past life of Park Ha) died instead, causing the tragedy.

The masterminds behind the scene are none other than family of Crown Princess and half brother of Lee Gak, Prince Muchang (Lee Tae Sung), who is the past life of Yong Tae Mu. In the process of investigating the murder case, Lee Gak is attacked by Prince Muchang, and is hit at the chest by the arrow of Prince Muchang.

When the arrow stuck in the heart of Lee Gak, Prince Muchang assumes that Lee Gak is dying, and laughes. But Lee Gak is unhurt, because the arrow hit the necklace, and not Lee Gak’s heart.

Before Lee Gak went back to Joseon Dynasty, Park Ha requested him, “Must hang on the chest,” and gave him the necklace the wedding keepsake. Park Ha who saved the life of Lee Gak in the past life, and this time, she once again saved his life.

Previously, in order to prove that Lee Gak is from Joseon Dynasty, Park Ha went to read “Annals of the Joseon Dynasty”. While reading, she was shedding tears, raising curiosity.

Netizens who watched this scene commented, “So she read that Lee Gak was killed by arrow, so she prepared the necklace,” “Ah! Tragic, Bu Yong is so poor,” “Even after 300 years, still remembering,” and so on.

On the other hand, the last episode of the “Rooftop Prince” recorded the viewership rating of 14.8% (national average based on AGB Nielson), an increase of 2% from 12.8% achieved on the previous episode, and become the drama ranked number one of the same time slot.

via Nate
Source: dramahaven.com

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-han-ji-min-gave-necklace-as-she.html

[Exclusive] allkpop interviews Jay Park during ‘Verizon APAHM Tour’

It’s been a long time coming. Over two years after re-emerging as a solo artist with a YouTube cover of “Nothing on You“, Jay Park has finally launched his first-ever concert series in North America with the ‘Verizon APAHM Tour‘!

After kicking the tour off the night before at the Fillmore in Maryland, Jay Park was welcomed by a packed house at the Best Buy Theater, located next to Times Square in the heart of Manhattan. (Check out the event coverage here and the photo gallery of the concert)

With the singer in town, allkpop invited Jay Park to our office for an exclusive interview. Many of you witnessed Jay hanging out at the allkpop office earlier this week through the live camera, but lamented that you weren’t able to make out what was being said. Now it’s time for you to find out!

Without further ado, check out Jay Park’s interview below!

Videography by Matt Marasigan / @_enigMatt

Source : http://www.allkpop.com/2012/05/exclusive-allkpop-interviews-jay-park-during-verizon-apahm-tour

[VIDEO] G.Na is 2Hot on Sketchbook!

G.Na performed her latest hit song 2Hot on Sketchbook,check out her performance here!

Besides,2Hot she performed her previous hit song Black and White on the show!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-gna-is-2hot-on-sketchbook.html

[VIDEO] IU performed Rainism on Sketchbook + other performances!

Check out IU's cool transformation on Sketchbook.

She performed an amazing dance cover of KPop legend Rain's popular song "Rainism",be sure to check out her "Bad girl" performance here!

Besides,she performed Good Day and her new song Peach on the show too,enjoy her performance!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-iu-performed-rainism-on.html

[PICTURE] Jang Nara shows off her innocent charm in new CF!

Jang Nara received love call for endorsement for a Women cosmetics brand in China.

 Her company unveiled a set of BTS photos taken at the filming set. Jang Nara is seen showing off her sexiness and innocent charm in the photos above.

 Nara expressed,"Although the long filming time is tiring,but time flies during the filming and i am really happy.The producer and script writer did a good job and the result is beyond my expectation,and many thanks to all the staff for their help".

 Jang Nara ended the shooting and went back to Korea on 24th May .

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-jang-nara-shows-off-her.html

[VIDEO] Rainbow performed at Pukyong National University!

Check out Rainbow's performance on Pukyong National University,the girls performed their hit songs,A,Mach and To Me during the mini concert.

Besides,the girls also performed Every Night too,enjoy their performance here!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-rainbow-performed-at-pukyong.html

[VIDEO] BTS video of Cosmopolitan with Real 2PM!

Check out the BTS video of Cosmopolitan with Real 2PM!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-bts-video-of-cosmopolitan-with.html

[PICTURE] SHINee's Minho,"We are 4 years old"!

SHINee's Minho updated his Me2day with a new photo on 25th May.

He mentioned,"We are 4 years old already".

It has been 4 years already since SHINee made their official debut in May 2008,Minho poses with the "4" gesture in the photo above while other members are busy playing with their phones.

Congratulations SHINee and i am sure this amazing group with continue to shine in the future!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-shinees-minhowe-are-4-years-old.html

[VIDEO] BoA is an expert in blowing bubble gum!

BoA updated her Twitter with a new video on 25th may.

She said,"I'm good at doing this,!!Try this people!".

She is seen blowing a huge bubble in the video below,she is surprised too when the bubble explodes suddenly,be sure to check out the cute clip below!

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-boa-is-expert-in-blowing-bubble.html

[PICTURE] 3 Hyuns of 4Minute took some new selcas!

4Minute's maknae So Hyun unveiled some new photos on her Twitter.

She said,"3 Hyuns are departing for Busan!"

Sohyun are seen posing with team members Hyun Ah and JiHyun.

Like their new selcas?

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/picture-3-hyuns-of-4minute-took-some.html

[VIDEO] Girl's Day unveiled 2nd making film for "Oh My God"!

Check out the 2nd making film of Girl's Day's Oh My God MV.

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/video-girls-day-unveiled-2nd-making.html

[NEWS] Junsu & JUNO, Brothers Rank On Oricon Top 10 At The Same Time!

JYJ member Junsu and his older brother JUNO were both ranked side by side in the Oricon Top 10.

As of 24 May, on the latest Oricon album rankings, (Week of 28 May, data from 14-20 May), Junsu’s first solo album “Tarantallegra” which was released on 20th in Japan was ranked at number 9. For JUNO, his single “Everything” which was on sale 16 May was ranked at no. 10 on the singles ranking.

Recently, it doesn’t seem to be too difficult for Korean singers (Groups) to rank on the top 10 of Oricon at the same time. However, it is unusual for brothers to both be ranked within the top 10 at the same time, so this result gained attention.

Source : [K Star News]

Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-junsu-juno-brothers-rank-on-oricon.html

[NEWS] Salamander Guru to be released in DVD form!

Salamander Guru is set to become available in DVD form! Fans of the show can rejoice, as the DVD will include all 10 episodes of Salamander Guru, as well as a 40 page booklet showcasing a multitude of pictures from the set and the show.

Taemin and Key will appear in a bonus talk segment on the DVD along with other guest stars of the show, such as Secret's Hyosung, Infinite's L, and SNSD's Taeyeon.

The plotline of Salamander Guru is as follows:

"Genius hacker with social phobia Minhyuk, whose father is a computer genius, grew up learning hacking skills through his dad. After his dad passed away, Minhyuk was adopted abroad. He immersed himself in computers and developed a social phobia. At the age of 20, he returned to Korea and started to chase X, the man who drove his dad to death. Following clues from his memories, he finds Salamander Guru’s fortune-telling house and meets Sun Dal and Won Sam. To find the Salamander Guru who knows the secrets of X, Minhyuk has no choice but to help the fake gurus."

Tower Records Japan

Article by: joAnnwashere @ 

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-salamander-guru-to-be-released-in.html

[NEWS] Dr Jin 3-Man OST Participation – Song SeungHeon, Kim JaeJoong, Lee BeomSoo Showdown!

Dr Jin actors are all involved in the OST.

For MBC medical-fantasy drama Dr Jin, JYJ Kim Jaejoong is the first to release a song. Kim Jaejoong’s song “Living Like A Dream” is getting hot reaction from the public upon its release last May 25. This will be the ending song in the drama.

“Living Like A Dream” portrays Yu Mina (PMY) and JinHyuk (SSH) heartbreaking love story. Kim Jaejoong’s sorrowful voice resonated in the song.

A Dr Jin official revealed Kim Jaejoong’s outstanding vocals and great sensibility is satisfying and admirable.

SSH was reported to also have recorded a song for the OST.

Lee Beom Soo is also set to record a song soon. 
The OST participation of the 3 main actors is also a great gift to fans.

Dr Jin will air its first episode on May 26, 9:55 pm.

Translated By:

Source: Nate

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/news-dr-jin-3-man-ost-participation.html

[INTERVIEW] F.CUZ "We've Turned Over a New Leaf and Returned"!

Idol group F.CUZ has ended their hiatus of a year and returned to the music industry with their new song ‘No. 1’. F.CUZ, who experienced the pains of a member withdrawing last June, returned after adding new members and becoming stronger.

Recently, F.CUZ met us and revealed their changed team colors and upgraded music, in addition to their stronger determination.

‘No. 1’ was made from a joint effort by Monday Kiz’s leader Lee Jinsung and the composer of Hwanhee’s ‘Love Pains,’ Melodin Junyoung, who has also worked with Dong Bang Shin Ki, Super Junior, and other SM artists. It incorporates an electronic sound and the worldwide leading trend dubstep into K-POP with a pop melody.

By expressing the manly and straightforward lyrics that convey the message ‘the woman I love is number one to me,’ F.CUZ is escaping their boyish image and showing off intense charisma and masculinity, while also conveying their determination and aspiration of becoming ‘number one in the music industry.’

Until now, F.CUZ’s dances has emphasized each individual’s charms, but they are leaving that behind for synchronized choreography that shows off their more-developed dance skills, while wearing EL-Wire Suits – innovative outfits that use LED’s – to show off a colorful and strong performance.

“The previous F.CUZ performed while focusing on each of the four members. If we kept this image, we thought we would keep thinking of our friend – the original member – so we changed our team colors. During this performance, you can see a synchronization-oriented performance. The sum of the five members is a point to be observed. We think we have become more idol group-like by showing our group becoming one.” (Jinon)

“In the middle of the performance, we have a dance break when we wear LED’s on our clothes. We can turn on and off the lights while dancing so spectators will be able to taste the intensity and difference. It’s the hidden card of our performance.” (Kan)

“The title song ‘No. 1’ consists mostly of a heavy electronic sound. By adding a hint of the genre dubstep, we improved the song’s quality and completeness. The genre dubstep might seem a little foreign but the song was worked out like K-POP. When you hear it, you’ll be able to feel three genres.” (Yejun) 

“There was a lot of difficulty trying to formulate a song with dubstep. It has a Korean melody. Electronic sound, which is popular with the young audience, is also added so everyone can like it, male or female, old or young.” (Daegeon)

New members Raehyun and Daegeon are able to stand on stage as they do now because they passed an audition for F.CUZ’s new member. We heard about their story leading up to their addition into F.CUZ.

“I used to act but I wanted to sing while also doing acting. While thinking this, I opened up my eyes to idol groups. I was able to ask a lot to my old school friends Kan and Yejun. But we couldn’t talk easily because their group was not in a good situation. One day, I was trying to call my mom, whose number is saved as ‘The first lady(영부인),’ but I accidentally called Kan. It’s because Kan’s name is Younghak (영학). (Laughs) So coincidentally, Kan and I had the opportunity to talk and I heard that they were looking for a new member, so I took the audition, thinking that I should catch this opportunity. The first time, I was not very prepared and did not pass but I tried again with a change of heart and was added to F.CUZ” (Raehyun)

“Ever since I was young, I had many dreams and wanted to do many things. In high school, I quickly fell in love with music and became interested in idol groups. During high school, I took an audition and was signed to a small agency. I debuted but I left the company thinking that I was still lacking, and it would be best to debut after preparing a little more. I attending vocal lessons and prepared. At the news that F.CUZ was looking for a new member, I took the audition and fortunately passed.” (Daegeon)

Interestingly enough, all of the F.CUZ members besides Daegeon graduated from Anyang Arts High School. It’s an interestingly coincidental member line-up.

“A lot of people misunderstand because four of us went to the same high school. Many people took the audition to become a member of F.CUZ but these members were chosen among them. Also, the four members are friends and senior-juniors to each other from the same school so we were worried that Daegeonnie would feel left out. We worked hard to fit the balance of the team to avoid this feeling of being left out.” (Jinon)

“Because I was the only one from a different school, I felt slightly left out at the beginning. But one day all the members got together to drink beer (T/N: I looked up Korea’s legal drinking age – 20 by Korean age. Yejun has been legally allowed to drink since January 1, 2011 :3) Jinon-hyung figured out the bar that I was thinking of and I overheard him telling the members to take good care of me. I was so touched at that moment. Of course, I don’t feel left out now.” (Daegeon)

After the withdrawal of a member, F.CUZ almost disbanded. The reason they were able to overcome the tough times and stand again at this spot seems to be the three members’ passion that does not give up and the harmony of two new members’ ambition.

“I have Jinon-hyung to thank for me being a member of F.CUZ. I used to follow Jinon-hyung a lot in high school so when he recommended the F.CUZ audition, I took it. Even though the group was tough, I trusted Jinon-hyung and stayed.” (Kan)

“Because Jinon-hyung is the oldest and the leader, he has the responsibility of taking care of his dongsaengs (T/N: i.e. the younger members). So we expected a lot from our hyung. The opportunity for the three of us to work together again was because our goals and our thoughts that ‘We can’t end it like this’ were the same. No matter how hard it was, stopping now would mean all of our past efforts are going to waste. Trying and regretting is different from not trying and regretting.” (Yejun)

“We were worried that our relatively short practice period would be disadvantageous for the group. So we had to work two to three times as hard as the other members. It was hard mentally but the members’ consolations and encouragement helped me overcome it.” (Raehyun)

“Because I have the experience of failing, I didn’t want to fail again. So I grit my teeth and practiced persistently.” (Daegeon)

“One day, after our schedule was finished, I secretly went into the practice room at 2AM and it was very humid. That’s how hard the new members practiced. I was thankful that they were practicing as hard as they could. It’s not easy to start as a new member in a group that has failed once.” (Jinon)

Through their hard experiences and endless agony, the five young adults have come back stronger. Because of these events, F.CUZ was able to mature and develop. We are looking forward to seeing them leap for the top.

“As it has been a year and five months since we last stood onstage, we have prepared a lot. We are going to show you a lot so that the new F.CUZ, not the previous F.CUZ, can become ‘number one’ of the music industry.” (Jinon)

“Because this album comes from our hard times, you’ll be able to see a F.CUZ that’s soft on the outside, but tough on the inside. Please look forward to it.” (Yejun)

“Until now, for each of our three albums, our team has sunk because of incidents, accidents, and other unfavorable conditions. We can’t go any deeper. (Laughs) Now we can only go up.” (Kan)

Original: Nate News
Translation: MaxRide @ Fcuzed

Source : http://www.dkpopnews.net/2012/05/interview-fcuz-weve-turned-over-new.html