“I’m happy that I can spend Christmas with all of you guys. Thank you so much for being here and for having a great time with me. Everyone, Merry Christmas!”
Cute girl IU goes sporty for Lecoq Sportif!
Singer IU becomes the model of Lecoq Sportif. I like the photos of IU playing with volleyball,she looks energetic in these photos.It seems that she received much love after her popularity skyrocketed,let's hope that she will have enough rest despite busy schedule.
BoA Joins in SME-JYJ Dispute
Artists and workers under SM Entertainment (SME) are getting more and more active in the disputes between SME and JYJ, as an artist and dance instructor under the company recently sent out some controversial messages via the web regarding the conflict.
Gender Inversion in Kpop
I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of Beast, T-ara, or the song “Yayaya” (even though I find it ridiculously addictive), but I found this performance not only so cute that I have probably contracted diabetes,but an interesting look into the possible gender inversions in kpop.
Can an overweight girl group succeed in Korea?
Can a girl group with three voluptuous members find success in perfection-driven Korea?
Monday, December 27, 2010
SECRET’s Sunhwa will be making a cameo appearance on MBC’s daily sitcom, “All My Love“.
Playing a malicious character, Sunhwa will be a cute but wicked old college friend of Ga-In’s. During her college days, Ga-In used to lie and brag excessively; Sunhwa’s character will embark on an act of revenge that purposefully places Ga-In in some hot water.
The episode will be aired on December 28th.
Source: Asia Today via Nate, allkpop
Olympic swimming athlete Park Tae Hwan confessed that 2NE1’s Dara was his ideal woman while on KBS 2TV’s “Win Win.”
Park revealed, “I like older women as opposed to younger women. My ideal woman is a sweet woman I randomly saw while attending a concert: Sandara Park.”
Dara made an appearance on the show as a ’surprise guest’, which immediately caused Park to fidget out of nervousness. She then asked Park, “Why do you like me?”
The athlete truthfully answered, “You’re petite and cute, and your outgoing personality appeals to me.”
When asked what he would do if Dara asked him to teach her how to swim, he replied, “It’d be an honor! I wouldn’t take pay, and I’ll even provide a full set of swimming gear. All Sandara has to do is buy me a meal.”
The rest of the episode can be seen on December 28th.
Source: TV Daily via Nate, allkpop
Raina and Nana revealed that they like to watch the drama “Secret Garden” during their spare time.
Nana revealed that she’s currently learning Japanese. She has watched the Japanese drama, “1 litre of tears”.
Jooyeon revealed that Bekah is good at cooking.
Raina thinks she’s prettiest if when she has her make up on.
Question[Q] : What do you think about this new concept (Happy pledis Concept) Please give details about this album.
Raina[R] : The Happy Pledis Album has a “Save Children” concept. We save the deprived children. Here we donate some of album sales. Also, I do my best to write lyrics.
Q: Is there any other member that also write the lyrics for this album?
R: Yeah, Kahi unnie wrote the song, “Someone Is You”
Kahi [K] : Yes, I am the one that wrote the song
Q: jooyeon-ssi you have been cast in a drama, are you feeling tired being an acctress?
Jooyeon[JY]: I felt a bit tired at first. I thought it wouldnt be as tiring. This is something new that I can show another side of me and that’s good. But i would say, I feel happy because of acting.
Q: When seeing Orange Caramel, Did you guys think you can do as good as them? Unnie-deul (to the older members)
K: I can’t do so. Indeed. <— not fully translated >_>
Q: Is there anything you guys want to do?
Lizzy [L] : I’d like to try being cast on a sitcom. I also want to be an MC
JY: I got so many things I want to do. I want to be on a variety show, I want to be cast in a movie, and I want to try acting with a different image
Q: is there any musical instrument you learned?
K: I play Piano, and now I’m learning guitar and composing music. <_< not fully translated
Jung Ah [JA]: Ah. I only thought about singing. I never thought about learning any part other part of music except singing.
Q: What gift do you guys want? (for christmas)
L: A whole days rest. Holiday? Perfect holiday is a whole day. 24 hours holiday.
K: Fans Love? (whit a sweet voice) I want to have their love ♡
Nana [N]: I want holiday with my family
Q to Nana: Where do you want to go with your family?
N: Wherever, it’s okay. I just want to go to warm place
Q to Nana: you don’t like the cold weather? .
N: Yes. I dont really like cold
JA:I want to go with Bekah. I want to go on vacation where Bekah is. (Hawaii)
U-ie [U]: I think similarly with Nana. I would pend time with family, a whole day with family, play baseball with my father, go an amusement park, Go to Jongdonjin island, now because i have driver license, i want to go to a trip with driving.
Q: who’s the most talkative on the dorm?
JY: We are all the same.
N: Because we are girls we spend the night chatting like everyday.
JA: Nana is the most talkative in the dorm.
Q: Who’s the cleanest member?
U: We always have a question like this and we always say there isn’t one.
Q: Who’s the tallest on group?.
U: I’m 171cm. Oh, Nana is also 171 cm tall?
Q: Ah Raina looks like the shortest member. What’s your height?
Raina [R]: 16…5
Q: If you had a boyfriend what would you like to do?
R: bungee jumping.
U: Driving and going to the beach.
JA: As usual..lobster (eat lobster together.
K: Walking around.
L: Driving with my boyfriend.
Q: What do you do to relieve stress?
L: dongdaemu dongdaemun. (shopping)
R and U: music center to listen to songs.
JA: I go eat something delicious.
K: Listen to music and go shopping.
Q: If you had a chance to switch leaders, who would fit the leader role well?
AS members: Jungah Unnie!
JA: (laughing) Ah because of age? I’m seconnd oldest.
U: Also.. omma..your nickname is Omma. Kahi unnie is Appa, then Jung Ah unnie is Omma
Q: What is something you envy from all the members!
R: U-ie unnie skin.
JY: Kahi unnie abs.
JA: jooyeon’s face.
U: Raina’s vocal skill.
L: Raina unnie vocal skill.
Source: telzone / daum, shared by afterschooldaze + pledisAStrans, allkpop
Being part of Boohwal, one of the oldest Korean rock groups, guitarist Kim Tae Won revealed his true feelings about his past usage of drugs on SBS’ When It’s At Night.
On the recent episode, he stated, “Back then when I touched drugs, I was jailed at the Seodaemun prison. Almost as if it was a promise to my seniors, I started doing drugs. It was my foolish curiosity; I had lots of it and I regret that.”
However being caught doing drugs again in 1991, the MC’s asked, “If you regret it, why did you do it again?”
He answered, “After the formation of Boohwal in 1986, we met Lee Seung Chul. After the breakup two years later, he made a comeback with the song, ‘Final Concert’. I started to drift away from the people’s attention. At a young age, I was sulky, I couldn’t stand it because he was on TV all the time. It was originally my song; nobody gave it another look, but they went crazy when Lee Seung Chul sang it. To make it worse, that song was written while thinking of my wife, and I felt that her thoughts toward me was depressing. That sulkiness was the reason why I couldn’t end my addiction.
He also stated, “When I was high, I saw ghosts, aliens, and angels. There were even times when I saw things 3 seconds ahead. Instead of a reaction after something happened, my reaction was before an event happened. I would also hear a beeping sound for 24 hours… This is common for everyone who stopped doing drugs. You’re more into the addiction than your own life. I was so absorbed into it, I couldn’t find myself to regret it. I could only put an end to it after finding something that was more blissful. My father’s journal and my wife saved me because she came to see me at prison everyday.”
Looking at how serious drug addiction is, it’s good to see that he stopped before things got out of hand.
Source + Photo: Newsen, allkpop
Source: SHINee’s Official Website
Actor Kim Kab Soo has put netizens into a state of shock after he uploaded hilarious photos of himself dressed as a girl.
Kim, who currently plays the dad on MBC’s sitcom “All My Love“, revealed that he had to dress as a girl for a scene in the show. Seeing him wear a tight black outfit and with smokey eye makeup to boot, netizens were unable to peel their eyes away from this “hidden beauty.”
Netizens commented, “He looks like No Sa Yeon,” “How… can a person transform like that?,” “Exactly what kind of filming was this?!,” and “He’s really passionate about his acting! It probably wasn’t easy doing this.”
Does anyone else get that he’s channeling Ga-In’s look from “Abracadabra“? Maybe he asked her for some tips!
Source: TV Daily via Nate, allkpop
While on the set of “Invincible Youth“, SECRET’s Sunhwa and f(x)’s Victoria took a picture together to commemorate their final episode.
Uploaded onto her minihompy, Sunhwa simply captioned the photo, “Tori Unnie.”
Netizens wrote, “They are both so pretty,” “I can’t believe the show is over,” and “I’m so sad that I won’t see them two.”
This photo is likely to be one of many photos that’ll surface from the set, as the members look back on their memorable journey.
Source: Sports Today via Nate, allkpop
It’s likely that we’ll see more promotional videos from other SM Entertainment artists over the coming days, but until then, check out additional details on their official website.
Make sure you get your umbrellas out as we count down until the day when this exciting new video finally drops onto the internet!
After releasing “Abracadabra” in Japanese, the “mature idols” are gearing up to continue their Japanese promotions with “Sign.”
A teaser from the music video has recently been unveiled, and though it’s unfortunately of low-quality, it appears that some of the outfits and hairstyles from the original video have remerged in the Japanese version.
But that’s not all – Brown Eyed Girls‘ fierce “fan dance” is back!
Check it out below: