Monday, August 31, 2009

TVXQ Tokyo Dome Concert Video


Just last month, TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki had the honor of performing at the famed Tokyo Dome and many people thought the performances were epic.

Well if you weren't one of the lucky 100,000 people or so to have attended the two day concert, here's your chance to watch "The Secret Code" at Tokyo Dome. Japanese TV Station TBS recently aired the Tokyo Dome performance and it looks like it lived up to the hype, check it out below!

Video Credit: tscchamie (watch them while you can, youtube will probably take them down soon).

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SNSD to promote Digital Television conversion

SNSD has been appointed goodwill ambassadors for Korea's digital television conversion campaign.

The Broadcast Communications Commission announced on the 31st, "We have appointed SNSD as our goodwill ambassadors for the 'switch to digital television' campaign. We felt that SNSD's wholesome sporty image and appeal to a wide range of age groups, will help us to amplify our message across the nation. We also hope that through this campaign, more can learn more about the benefits that digital television (HDTV) brings, compared to analog. Digital offers better picture and sound quality plus access to interactive services."

Korea aims to cease all forms of analog broadcasting by 2012 and hopes that broadcasters/citizens can switch to digital as soon as possible. Apart from the 3 major tv broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC) and a few others, most broadcasters and citizens are still using analog tv equipment.

SNSD will be officially appointed as ambassadors on the morning of 3rd September in a special ceremony at Seoul's Hilton Hotel.
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Stars Gather for Incheon Korean Wave Festival 2009

The most elite Korean singers will be gathering under the night skies this Saturday at the Incheon Munhak Main Stadium, for the Incheon Korean Wave Concert 2009.

The Incheon Korean Wave Concert 2009 had been originally scheduled for 22nd August, but was later postponed due to former S. Korean president, Kim Dae Jung's passing. The concert has now been rescheduled for 5th September, and will be hosted by MBC announcer, Oh Sang Jin and Music Core hosts, Yuri and Tiffany.

This concert was organized to commemorate the Visit Incheon 2009 campaign and was also part of the Global Fair & Festival Incheon 2009 event calendar. Although the concert was postponed from the original 22nd August date, all participating singers have re-adjusted their schedules and will turn out as promised this weekend.

Don't be sad if you can't make it to the concert due to various circumstances. MBC will be having a delayed broadcast of the concert on 12th September.
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G.O.D.‘s Danny Ahn confesses his one-sided love for Eugene

Former G.O.D. member, Danny Ahn, confessed that he once had a one-sided crush on S.E.S member Eugene.

During the 'god special' on MBC variety program Come to Play, Danny Ahn confessed, "During G.O.D. days, I liked S.E.S' Eugene."

Fellow member Kim Tae Woo expressed, "At that time, Danny hyung would say, 'I will definitely date Eugene one day! I can get her!'", which caused laughter amongst those in the studio.


Additionally, Kim Tae Woo shared that Eugene had said that she had no idea Danny used to like her. It was said that during the recording, the words, "Eugene does not have a boyfriend," caught Danny's attention and that his expression lit up.
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f(x) to make their debut on Music Core


Following teasers and news earlier about f(x) having their showcase on 2nd September, SM Entertainment has released more details about their schedule on debut week.

SM Entertainment announced on 31st August, that f(x)'s first digital single, Lachata will be released on various music portal sites on 1st September, ahead of their showcase debut. SM Entertainment said that the song Lachata was produced by songwriter, Kenzie, and is a dance pop song with a touch of electronica hip-hop groove. The concept of the song is 'to enjoy life', with the witty catchy lyrics coupled with an upbeat harmonious melody.

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Apart from that, SM Entertainment revealed that f(x) will have their debut stage on MBC Music Core this Saturday, 5th September, performing Lachata and they are definitely in good hands, since their sunbaenims, SNSD's Tiffany and Yuri are the hosts. The music video to their debut single, Lachata will be released on the same day, 2nd September as their showcase debut at Seoul Samsung-dong Fashion Center.
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F.T. Island’s Hongki joining a new band?

Is F.T. Island's frontman leaving and joining a new band? Well he is set to be in a new band but he's definitely not leaving F.T. Island. If he did, I'm more than sure there will be an uproar in an instant.

SBS has released a photo of Hongki's new band for his upcoming drama You're Beautiful airing on October 7th! If his bandmates look a little familiar to you, Jang Geun Suk is the one on the left and the one in the middle is Yonghwa from the Japanese band C.N. Blue (the Japanese counterpart of F.T. Island). The other behind the scenes photos include actress Park Shin Hye who will be playing both a male and a female.

The drama is about an idol group who are in search for a new member when one of them (Park Shin Hye) gets injured, his twin sister (also played by Park Shin Hye) disguises herself as him. It is a bit similar to past dramas but I'm probably going to be tuning in for this drama since I tend to be a sucker for anything involving music. And if Hongki's contributing to the music, how could you not watch it!?
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2PM Junsu With a New Smile?

Ever since 2PM began promotions for their single I Hate You, member Junsu has constantly been covering his adorable face with those annoying face masks, both on and off the stage. The general consensus was that he had gotten sick, and the face mask was worn to prevent the spread of any germs to fellow members or fans. There was also talk that Junsu underwent surgery for rhinitis, the technical term for a runny nose, which would've explained the face mask being used to stop any nasal drippage.
But netizens have noticed that in recent photos of Junsu, his smile seems to have changed. In earlier photos, his gums were always clearly visible whenever he smiled.
In these photos taken a couple days ago, Junsu's gums are, well, noticeably not there anymore.
On some occasions, he had worn a mask that covered both his nose and mouth at once, while at other times, the mask only covered his mouth area. So perhaps, in addition to rhinitis surgery, he also went through a procedure to get his gummy smile fixed? What do you guys think? Whether it's true or not, 2PM Hottests will hopefully continue to support Junsu. Gummy smile or not, this boy is dazzling.
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Kang Kyun Sung & Nicole (KARA) - Happy and..

[ Digital Single] Kang Kyun Sung & Nicole (KARA) - Happy and..
Language : Korea
Genre : Pop
01.해피 엔드 (Happy And) MU / MF
02. 해피 엔드 (Happy And) (inst.) MU / MF
Other Related Download:
Happy and.. MV (RAW): MU / MF

Kara - Revolution

Kara - Revolution
2nd Album
Release date:
Genre: Pop / Dance / Ballad
Language: Korean
Download Full Album:

01. 미스터(Mr.) MU/ MF
02. Wanna MU / MF
03. 마법(Magic) MU / MF
4. 몰래몰래(Secretly, Secretly) MU / MF
05. Let It Go MU / MF
06. Take A Bow MU / MF
07. Aha MU/ MF
08. 똑같은 맘 MU / MF
09. Wanna (inst.) MU / MF
10. 마법 (inst.) MU / MF

Other Related Download:
Wanna MV (RAW): MU / MF
Wanna MV (Subbed by me - Romanization& English):

Sunday, August 30, 2009

G-Dragon’s Debut Stage on Inkigayo

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After an unfortunate delay, and a mysterious tease, G-Dragon finally made his debut as a solo singer for the very first time!

G-Dragon performed his chart topping song Heartbreaker and Breathe. The wait for VIPs seems to have been eternal, but it was well worth it because he certainly did not disappoint them.

He looked like Yagami Light from Death Note in Heartbreaker, while those heart pants during Breathe... well, let's just say he redefined "Apple Bottom jeans".

Many thanks to CodeMonmonSeason3 for videos.

Battle of the Acting Idols


This fall, your three favorite idols will be competing in, not music charts, but TV ratings!
Three different idols will be appearing on three different dramas on three different broadcasting companies. I smell a battle of the idols!

MBC - Jung Yunho (Uknow-Yunho) (TVXQ)

As the leader of the five-member pop group TVXQ, Jung Yunho will be appearing as the protagonist on "Heading to the Ground" airing on September 9th after "Hon" finishes. In this drama, he will be acting with Go Ara, and play the role of a passionate soccer player. "Heading to the Ground" will attempt to break the chain of failures of sports-related dramas. My opinion? With an astounding number of dedicated fans, they won't have to worry about ratings. Well, unless it sucks...real "Dream".

SBS - Kim Heechul (Super Junior)

Kim Heechul will be representing his 13-member group, Super Junior as a supporting actor on "I Love You Ten Million Times". This drama already aired on August 29th. Lee Soo Kyung and Jung Kyo Woon are the main actors. Park Soo Jin will be the other supporting actress, and we expect quite a connection between the current idol (Heechul) and ex-idol (Soo Jin: ex-Sugar).


We all know much about T.O.P's drama, "Iris" which will air on October 14th. Although T.O.P will only be a supporting actor, the superb main cast including Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee will sure shine the drama. "Iris" will be the first "spy" drama. T.O.P plays the role of a cold assassin.

More idols on screen:
FT Island's Lee Hong Ki will be appearing on SBS's "You're Beautiful". On the other hand, TVXQ's JaeJoong and Changmin will be appearing on different mini dramas of the "Telecinema Project": JaeJoong on "Heaven's Postman", and Changmin on "Paradise Meadow".

Idols have dominated the music scene, and now they're ready to conquer the drama scene as well. Before we know it, they will take over the world! Wait...I think that's already in progress.

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Kara claims Mutizen on Inkigayo for Wanna

Kara broke the streak of Brown Eyed Girls by claiming their 2nd-ever Mutizen award on SBS Inkigayo on 30th August.

After back-to-back wins for Brown Eyed Girls over the past 2 weeks (16 and 23rd August), they looked right on track to claim their maximum quota of 3 wins to make a triple crown. But it was not to be for Brown Eyed Girls who couldn't conjure enough Abracadabra, as Kara picked up their first award for Wanna since releasing it in late July. This was Kara's second Mutizen, their first coming on 8th March, with Honey.

All of them were shocked and teary-eyed after the announcement.

Kara with Wanna.

Kara seems to have continued on the girl groups momentum, with previous Inkigayo winners being SNSD, 2NE1 and the Brown Eyed Girls. But with a certain G-Dragon making his debut this afternoon, things will probably change. He has afterall already won his first K-Chart on Music Bank this past Friday, without even performing there.

Many thanks to CodeMonmonSeason3 for videos.

f(x) leader Victoria revealed!

SM Entertainment has finally released information on the last member and leader of their Asia Pop Dance Group f(x)!

Meet Victoria! Victoria was signed in 2007 in Beijing and was attending a dance school over there - she is said to be an amazing dancer.

Victoria has already been featured in many music videos, CF's and other ads. She was featured in music videos for Kangta, Super Junior-M's "U" and SHINee's "Noona is so pretty." She had also filmed an Anycall CF with Rain, called "Anydream," for the Chinese market. And finally, she also posed for Spris with Lee Junki, as well as modeled for Samsung's LCD TV's. That's quite an impressive portfolio!

Stay tuned for f(x)'s showcase debut on September 2nd, 2009! And sign up for the first international f(x) fansite, Aff(x)tion!

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TVXQ’s night out with AAA


TVXQ members Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun had karaoke night with AAA (Triple A) member Urata Naoya.

Urata Naoya recently posted this photo on his blog and wrote:

"I met Jaejoong 2 years ago. He's a good friend of mine and we discuss music together. Micky Yoochun is a great friend as well.

It was a great night. We rarely have time, but I'd love to hangout with them again like this.

Urata Naoya and TVXQ are both managed by AVEX and have maintained a close relationship since they met.

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Taemin Kisses a Girl Twice

Is SHINee's maknae kicking up a scandal by exposing some secret girlfriend? Maybe not - but fangirls are riled up all the same with his on-screen potential love interest on "Tae-Hee, Hye-Gyo, Ji-Hyun".

The MBC sitcom has been garnering interest with the recent cameo of SNSD's Jessica & Sunny, and now it's turning heads again with Taemin's first AND second on-screen kisses with Shim Eunkyung. Well, fans - the episode is out and none of you have to worry about any scandalous lip-locking action! After watching the videos, I'm not sure if these pecks are even worth being called kisses - Taemin "falls over" and kind of presses his mouth near Eunkyung's ear at 0:35, and she returns the favor to the back of his skull at 8:41 with equal lethargy.


Good going you two.

Thanks to princessyehri & meeshx3 for the tip!

G-Dragon Masks Up Before Comeback Tonight

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It's been proven through and through that G-Dragon's Heartbreaker is making waves in kpop industry - whether you find him overrated or not, you can't deny that many fans are going crazy over the album release. With his stage comeback on Inkigayo only a few hours away, buzz has crescendoed into an uproar, and now the man himself is fanning the flames with a teaser photo!

GD updated his me2day earlier today of himself and his dance crew decked in white and channeling some Jabbawockeez & Outsider with those popular white masks. If you look closely, each mask seems to be different, presumedly a face mold for each individual performer.
디데이기념 본인인증샷!화이팅^^
Selca pic for D-Day! Fighting ^^

Saturday, August 29, 2009

G-Dragon’s Message to UFOTown users

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As G-Dragon prepares for his first live solo performance on tomorrow's Inkigayo, earlier in the week he released a special message to UFOTown Users.

G-Dragon talks about his album and he also mentions that he reads the users messages or "fly's" as they call it on UFOTown. This was pretty cool of him to take time to send a message to some of his fans. And I'm interested in seeing how he performs as a solo artist on Inkigayo! Check out the message below (it's English subbed).

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TVXQ fans are very persistent

Yesterday afternoon at 1:30pm KST, a couple of TVXQ fans submitted a petition of a whopping 121,083 signatures to the Korean Human Right Commission in hopes to protect TVXQ's human rights.

“The exclusive contract between TVXQ and SM Entertainment is so unlawful and so violating of basic human rights that it is hard to believe that this is the contract between the nation’s best idol group and the nation’s best entertainment agency,” said the fans. “This contract shows the dark, sinister side of the Korean agency and is shocking the nation.”

On July 31st, Jaejoong, Micky and Junsu filed for the Exclusive Contract Validity Suspension and Provisional Disposition Request against SME, and the offline pertition was created in very speedy 6 days from August 12th to the 18th.

The dedicated fans finally commented, “We hope that they will be able to escape from this violation of human rights as quickly as possible and we hope that the National Human Rights Commission of Korea will help us protect the rights of TVXQ.”

Check out the submission of the petitions below:

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SNSD’s Yuri dances to Jennifer Lopez’s Get Right

Not content with being just the host of Music Core, SNSD's Yuri had a special stage this afternoon on Music Core, much to the delight of viewers and especially SNSD fans.

Known to be one of the better dancers in SNSD and a nice butt, Yuri did a dance stage of Jennifer Lopez's dance hit, Get Right. Although she could have done better with the outfit she donned, her neatly tied ponytail, hip shaking and slick, sexy dance moves, showed us another side of Yuri that some might not have known her for.

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Jessica and Onew sings again on Music Core

Having already performed their duet, One Year Later (found on Genie mini-album), on Music Core and other variety programs together, SNSD's Jessica and SHINee's Onew got together this afternoon, 29th August on Music Core for a second full performance. It was another good performance from the two vocalists, and if you loved their previous performances of it, you will love it even more now as they sounded more assured and confident. Jessica seems to be heavily pushed by SM Entertainment in recent weeks, considering that she is making headlines again, a positive one at that.

Their previous performance on 1st August.

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f(x) member Luna revealed!

SM Entertainment has finally released information on the mysterious f(x) member Luna!

Luna has been receiving dance, vocal and English lessons since 2006 and is said to be extremely talented.

Although she's only 16, SM is stating that she sounds a lot more mature, with extremely powerful vocals and amazing dance abilities.

Stay tuned for f(x)'s showcase debut on September 2nd, 2009! And sign up for the first international f(x) fansite, Aff(x)tion!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

f(x) Luna’s teaser photos!

As you all know SM Entertainment has been releasing info on the members of their brand new Asia Pop Dance Group f(x)! Well, it's Luna's turn now!

Although there is still very little info on Luna, the teaser photos are out. We will however be updating this post once more info is released, so stay tuned.

And make sure to join f(x)'s first international fansite aff(x)tion!
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