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April 18, 2012

4minute’s So Hyun is a spring flower

4minute’s So Hyun recently released a self portrait.
On April 17, So Hyun tweeted a picture with the comment, “I’m on my way to do my next schedule after recording Show Champion. The weather is nice. Have a good day.”
In the picture, So Hyun is showing off her fashion sense in a yellow spring sweater. She is making the V sign while smiling at the camera.
People who saw the picture responded: “You are more beautiful than ever.” “Congratulation on 4minute’s return.” “She used to be the youngest member but now she is a lady.”
4minute is currently keeping busy performing their new song “Volume Up.”
Source: Starnews

Super Junior’s Siwon knows the head designer of Chanel

Super Junior’s Siwon has revealed a photo in which he shows off a special personal connection.
On April 16, the star tweeted a picture with the comment “In Paris, with Karl Lagerfeld.”
In the picture, Siwon is posing with the head designer and photographer of the world-renowned brand Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld.
The star is resting one hand on the designer’s shoulder while making a V sign with the other one. Lagerfeld is wearing sunglasses and staring at the camera with an apathetic look.
Netizens who saw the picture commented: “That’s a crazy personal connection he has. Siwon is the best.” “How do these two people know each together?” “Look at Siwon’s sharp nose.” “The designer looks nervous.”
On April 7, the singer received a birthday card from the novelist Paulo Coelho.
Source: TV Report

Idols reveal, “I want ShiNee’s Tae Min!”

ShiNee’s Tae Min ranked first place as the “most wanted idol as a team member.”
MBC Everyone’s Weekly Idol – Real Chart! Idol Self-Ranking creates a stir every week with the results of a poll done by idols. This time, the show revealed the results of “Top 10 idols that I want to snatch away as my team member.”
Miss A, FT Island, Teen Top, B1A4, and other idols chose different idols for various reasons such as their musical talents, good looks, and entertainment.
The member with the most votes was the youngest member of ShiNee, Tae Min. Idols explained, “He’s so young yet so talented. He is a good singer and dancer.” “He’s so pretty.”
After seeing the picture of Tae Min dressed up as a woman, MC Jung Hyung Don was taken aback and revealed, “My heart fluttered when I looked at that picture.”
Other members in the top ten were f(x)’s Sulli, Miss A’s Suzy, Big Bang’s G-Dragon and JYJ’s Jun Su.
More details regarding the top 10 ranking will be available on MBC Everyone’s Weekly Idol on April 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Source: Xportsnews

4Minute on Mnet M Countdown (2012-04-12)

Mnet M Countdown (2012-04-12) – 4Minute
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, APR 12: South Korean pop idol girl group 4MINUTE performs on the stage during the weekly K-POP chart show at the DMC CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, April 12, 2012. The weekly K-POP Chart Show selects the No. 1 artist based on weekly album sales, most downloaded global viewers votes, music specialist’s opinions, and numbers of showing on TV and mobile polls. (EDITORIAL USE ONLY)
Photographer: PENTA PRESS

U-Kiss to shake it like Shakira at Colombian music festival

Boy band U-Kiss has been asked to perform at the 2012 “Evento 40,” an annual pop festival in Colombia on May 11 -12, becoming the first-ever Asian artist to be invited to the South American event.
The group will be performing alongside the likes of Colombian starlet Shakira.
“Evento 40” organizers said they are expecting an audience of over 50,000 at the festival.
There will be 15 acts performing at the two-day event and it will be broadcast throughout South America through Colombia’s private broadcaster CaracolTV Principales.
The seven-member Korean boy band said it was thrilled to be invited to the event as a “K-pop representative.”
“We heard that K-pop is sweeping across South America at the moment,” the band said in a statement. “It’s also our first time visiting Colombia and as representatives of K-pop and Asian artists, we will try our best to infect the nation with K-pop fever.”

TVXQ to hold a fan meet for 100,000 Japanese fans

From June 30 to July 1, TVXQ will hold a fan meeting which will cater to more than 100,000 Japanese fans over eight sessions. The official TVXQ fan meeting for fan club members will be held in Saitama and Kobe and is set to be the biggest-ever fan meeting held by any artist in Japan.
Meanwhile, the Korean boy band has been busy performing its “TVXQ Live Tour 2012-Tone” from April 14 to April 16 at the Tokyo Dome.
More than 165,000 fans attended the concerts and on the last day of the tour, the band made the announcement about the upcoming fan meeting much to the delight of fans.
The fact that the band performed at the Tokyo Dome was also a feat considering that other artists to have performed for three consecutive days at the famed hall were international acts like Michael Jackson and Backstreet Boys.
Source: Korea Joongang Daily

Super Junior’s Super Show in Australia is cancelled as its director got injured

Super Junior’s world tour Super Show 4 in Australia has suddenly been cancelled.
On April 18, JK Entertainment, an agency in charge of the Super Show in Australia, announced on it’s official website, “Super Junior’s world tour Super Show 4 in Australia has been cancelled. We deeply apologize for this.”
The concert was supposed to be held at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, on April 5. However, as the director of the concert got injured, it had to be cancelled.
JK Entertainment reported, “The director has to stay in hospital for a while, so he cannot direct the concert at all for now.” JK Entertainment apologized for cancelling the concert and started giving the audiences a refund on April 16.
A spokesperson for Super Junior says, “We heard that the director of the Super Show got seriously injured and would not be able to direct it. There were only two weeks left before the concert, so we had to cancel it.”
Source: Starnews

The group dance of EXO’s debut song is created by Usher’s choreographer

The world-renowned choreographer Lyle Beniga participated in the debut song of EXO-K and EXO-M, new idol groups produced by SM Entertainment.
On April 18, SM Entertainment reported that the choreography of EXO-K and EXO-M’s debut song “MAMA” was created by Lyle Beniga and SM’s performance director Beat Burger.
Lyle Beniga is a world-renowned choreographer who has choreographed such movies as Fame and Boogie Town and performed with such famous pop stars as Usher and Christina Aguilera at their tour concerts.
A spokesperson for SM Entertainment says, “The group dance of EXO for ‘MAMA’ is astonishing. The powerful, trendy performance is making EXO more attractive.”
EXO-K and EXO-M are currently active in Korea and China, respectively.
Source: Starnews

Big Bang to meet their fans from nearly 160 counties through a MTV show

Big Bang will meet their fans from nearly 160 counties through MTV’s show World Stage – Big Bang ALIVE before their world tour.
Airing all over the world on May 4, MTV’s World Stage – Big Bang ALIVE will show Big Bang’s performance for “Alive,” a song from their fifth minialbum.
The show will also include the performances for “Bad Boy,” “Fantastic Baby,” and “Blue,” performed at Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Seoul, which took place at the Gymnastics Stadium at Olympic Park in February. Including the performances for the songs from ALIVE, which aired once on YG On Air, interviews with the members will also be shown.
MTV’s World Stage is a popular show that only airs live concerts of global singers of various different music styles to nearly six hundred million households throughout the world. Starting with Coldplay in 2009, it has introduced world-famous music festivals and mega-sized concerts of such famous global artists as Oasis, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and The Black Eyed Peas.
Raising their profile worldwide by receiving the Worldwide Act Award as the first Asian singing group at MTV Europe Music Awards, Big Bang will be again introduced as a world-class singing group.
Big Bang, who captivates the music fans with their fresh, intense performances every week, will start the world tour titled Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan in May with Live Nation, an agency who directed Madonna and U2′s world tours.
Source: TV Report

Did SHINee’s Jong Hyun and Super Junior’s Siwon get fat?

SHINee’s Jong Hyun recently released an edited picture of himself.
On April 17, Jong Hyun uploaded an edited picture of himself on his Twitter account with the comment, “I got fat. No, I’m just kidding. I just edited it.”
In the picture, Jong Hyun in a black T-shirt looks so fat. His double chin doesn’t look nice, but his cute eyes are still attracting attention.
Before Jong Hyun released the edited picture, Super Junior’s Siwon also uploaded the same type of edited picture of himself on his Twitter account on April 9 with the comment, “Even if I lose everything or I’m not popular anymore or I cannot sing anymore or I’m really fat, can you still love me just because it’s me? Will you?”
People responded: “The edited picture is awesome,” “I think Siwon and Jong Hyun still look great in the edited pictures,” “I guess that’s kind of a trend among idol group members,” “Those pictures are so funny.”
Source: TV Report

T-ara’s Eunjung shows off her goddess look in Milano

Some pictures of T-ara’s Eunjung showing off her goddess look in Milano were recently released.
On April 18, photographer Jo Se Hyun uploaded some pictures of Eunjung on his Twitter account with the comment, “Eunjung loves to take pictures. She looks great in Milano. Don’t you think?”
In the pictures, Eunjung is walking on the street in Milano, carrying a camera with her. In one of the pictures, she looks chic in a trench coat, and in another one, she looks lively yet mysterious in a cream-colored cardigan with smoky eyes and pink cheeks.
People responded: “She’s a real goddess,” “Eunjung is so attractive in many ways,” “I guess she really had fun. I want to go to Europe, too,” “I think Eunjung looks great in Europe.”
Before the pictures were released, Eunjung let people know that she was back in Korea by tweeting, “I’m in Korea now! I’m going to eat all of kimchi, kimchi stew, old kimchi, green onion kimchi, soybean paste, soybean paste stew, Korean rice, chili, red pepper paste, sesame leaves, tteokbokki, gimbap, crab marinated in soy sauce, pork belly, and ribs! I’m also going to exercise!”
T-ara went to Europe with a new seven-member girl group (Hwang Ji Hyun, Choi Soo Eun, Jo Eun Byul, So Min, Lee Hae In, and Esther) for nine days.
Source: TV Report

B1A4 shoot pictorials for a clothing brand

B1A4 showed off their diverse charms through pictorials for a clothing brand.
B1A4 recently shot pictorials for the summer items of Omphalos. The pictorials were shot under various different concepts prepared for each member, accentuating their lively looks.
The clothes B1A4 are wearing in the pictures are currently very popular at stores, proving the high popularity of B1A4.
A spokesperson for B1A4 says, “B1A4 have recently shot pictorials for the summer items of a clothing brand they are currently working for as models. They’ll also hold a signing event for their fans at Home Plus on May 6.”
B1A4 have constantly received attention from the advertising and fashion industries since their debut as their fashion styles are distinctive.
Source: TV Report

CN Blue to show the place where they live

CN Blue will show the place where they live on a TV program.
On MBC TV’s K-POP Stars Captivate the world – Just Enjoy CN Blue, which will air on April 21, the place where CN Blue members live will be shown.
One day, CN Blue members didn’t have a schedule, so they gathered together around the couch and watched TV. And then, they soon started cleaning their place. However, the member who told all other members what to do was the youngest Lee Jung Shin, not the leader Jung Yong Hwa.
Scolding each member, Lee did the dishes by himself. As befitted his nickname Mother, Lee got laughs by cleaning the place, scolding other members who didn’t listen to him.
Including Jung and Lee Jong Hyun working on their songs in their workroom, Kang Min Hyuk, currently appearing in KBS 2TV’s drama series My Husband Got a Family, getting an acting lesson from Jung will also be shown.
People responded: “I’m so excited to see CN Blue’s place,” “I’m so going to watch the show and see CN Blue’s place!” “I wonder how CN Blue members live,” “I can finally see CN Blue’s place!”

Source: TV Report

B.A.P’s teaser photos released, “Zelo has ‘bad hands’”

B.A.P’s youngest member Zelo recently made his fans smile.
On April 18, the group’s agency, TS Entertainment, released teaser photos for Jong Up, who was born in 1995, and Zelo, who was born in 1996.
In the pictures, the two members are wearing colorful body paint and look like warriors from ancient tribe.
Zelo is putting his hand on Jong Up’s head and making a mischievous face. His pose completed the ‘Zelo Bad Hands’ series.
People responded: “Zelo’s bad hands for the nth time. He is so cute.” “What kind of concept do they have? They look great.” “The group has become more manly. Zelo’s bad hands have upgraded too?”
B.A.P will return performing with their new songs and music video on April 27.
Source: TV Report

Kim Soo Hyun, “I was worried about Suzy’s performance”

Actor Kim Soo Hyun recently praised miss A’s Suzy for her acting skills.
Kim took a pictorial for star lifestyle magazine @star1 in Sinsa-dong, Seoul.
In the pictorial, Kim showed off himself as a fashionista in a variety of clothes with his skillful facial expressions and poses.
During the interview, when Kim was asked about actresses that he worked with, he said, “miss A’s Suzy debuted as an actress through Dream High. When I first debuted, I thought there was a certain way to act and that prejudice interrupt my performances. However, the director said Suzy is like a white paper.”
“Honestly, I was worried a lot at first. But since Suzy didn’t have any prejudice, she absorbed very fast. She even covered me with her energy one time in screen. It was amazing. I saw the movie Introduction to Architecture and I really liked her performance.”
Kim’s charming pictorial will be included in @star1, which will be published on April 21.
Source: Xportsnews