SM Entertainment artists, the ones who are leading the Korean wave, will appear on MBC TV’s Joo Byung Jin Talk Concert.
In the episode of Joo Byung Jin Talk Concert that will air on May 3, Super Junior, SNSD, and TVXQ will make a guest appearance.
According to the production team, Super Junior, SNSD, and TVXQ members introduced themselves one by one and talked about each other. TVXQ’s Yoon Ho introduced himself as “a charismatic, tough member of TVXQ” and said he liked to exercise. At this, Leeteuk got laughs saying, “I think Yoon Ho could be more successful as an athlete.”
Super Junior’s Eunhyuk told a personal anecdote about how he happened to drink for the first time in 27 years and his drinking habits.
It was reported that the set was full of laughs as the members revealed: “Yoon Ho is nosy and good at fighting,” “Eunhyuk has smelly feet.”
IU will release a short music film for her new single album.
Unlike other music videos, the music film, titled Spring at the Age of Twenty, will be created as a fake documentary movie about IU’s private life.
Loen Entertainment, IU’s agency, says, “IU’s new single will be released in an unusual way. Rather than just releasing a music source, IU will deliver the musical sensibility and the story of her new album through a short music film. Please look forward to IU’s new single album as it will provide you with a special experience.”
Spring at the Age of Twenty, which includes three songs, is IU’s first album to be released in six months and a gift for her fans. The new song composed by IU will be released online music sites on May 4, and the single album Spring at the Age of Twenty will be released on May 11.
4Minute’s Hyun Ah said she wanted to learn ballet.
On YTN’s News and Issue-Issue and People that aired on April 30, 4Minute frankly talked about their life as idol group members.
On the news, anchor Lee Kwang Yeon praised Hyun Ah saying, “I think Hyun Ah is especially good at dancing. You sometimes remind me of mollusks.” At this, Hyun Ah said, “I don’t think I’m naturally good at it, but I’ve learned many different kinds of dance since I was young.”
Hyun Ah also said, “I now want to learn ballet and modern dance. I’ve done all other genres.” Anchor Lee asked, “Then, who do you think dances as well as you?” and Hyun Ah said, “All members are different in style so it’s hard to answer, but Ji Hyun majored in dance. I envy her for that.”
U-Kiss topped the charts with their sixth mini-album Doradora. At the same time, the drama series Holy Land,which stars U-Kiss’s Dong Ho and Hoon, recorded the highest viewing rate.
Releasing their sixth mini-album on April 25, U-Kiss topped the charts with the lead track “Doradora” and successfully gave comeback performances on TV music programs.
At the same time, the first episode of cable TV channel Super Action’s drama series Holy Land, which stars U-Kiss’s Dong Ho and Hoon, recorded a viewing rate of 2%. It’s the highest rate in all drama series aired on cable TV channels.
Holy Land, a remake of the Japanese original, is directed by Park Ki Hyung and starring Dong Ho and Hoon. Dong Ho is playing the leading role Kang Yoo, and Hoon will be playing the role of Kang Tae Sik, a legend of Tae Kwon Do, from the second episode.
After watching the first episode, the viewers responded: “Dong Ho’s actions scenes were fresh and great,” “I’m so excited about Hoon’s performance, too,” “I’m really curious about the story.”
As U-Kiss always attract many overseas fans whenever they appear on TV shows or drama series, many people expect their bright future as a global idol group.
So Hee of Wonder Girls recently released a picture of herself enjoying bike-riding.
On April 29, So Hee uploaded a picture on her Twitter account with the comment, “A girl riding a bike?”
In the picture, So Hee is making a V-sign with her fingers, closing her eyes as if she’s enjoying the spring breeze. She’s especially attracting attention with her distinctive fashion style. Dressed in comfortable clothes, she created a distinctive look with patterned tights.
People responded: “It’s like a pictorial. She’s a real celebrity,” “She’s a trend-setter,” “I want to ride a bike all of sudden.”
TVXQ’s Yunho recently revealed that Super Junior’s Shindong didn’t give up exaggerating and overreacting in New York as well.
On April 30, the showcase for the movie I AM was held at the CGV Youngdeungpo, in Youngdeungpo, Seoul.
TVXQ’s Yunho flashed back the SM Town Live Concert at Madison Square Gardon, saying, “I couldn’t believe I gave a performance on the same stage Michael Jackson performed on. I wondered if I was comparable to Jackson, and that just made me take a look at my feet.”
And the superstar jokingly revealed, “I was thinking how meaningful it was to hold a concert with all the SM entertainers, but Shindong didn’t give up exaggerating and overreacting.”
With this exposure, Shindong seemed embarrassed, but other members of Super Junior all agreed, quipping, “Shin overreacts wherever he goes.”
The playful exaggerator said, “It was a dream concert. I still can’t believe I was a part of that. I wish the concert had lasted longer.”
Some artists represented by SM recently admitted ever regretting being a member of their successful agency.
The answers are f(X)’s Sulli, Krystal, SNSD’s Hyoyeon, and Gangta.
On April 30, the showcase for the movie I AM was held at the CGV Youngdeungpo, in Youngdeungpo, Seoul.
SM’s artists were faced to answer this question: “Have you ever regretted being represented by SM Entertainment.”
f(X)’s “Giant Baby”revealed, “I became a trainee when I was in fifth year in an elementary school, and started loving in a dorm. My family lived in Pusan, so I couldn’t visit my family often, and missed my mom so badly.”
Another f(X) member Krystal revealed, “I didn’t like living in a dorm and being not allowed enough free time.”
SNSD’s dancing queen Hyoyeon gave a similar reason to Sulli’s. “I felt similar to what Sulli felt. For me, commuting from home to work took 3~4 hours. It was pretty hard as I was little.”
I AM is a biographical film featuring SM Town’s artists and their years of efforts and behind stories in the process of becoming world-famous stars—the first Asian singers going on the stage at New York Madison Square Garden, the center of pop. The high-profile movie is out on May 10.
2NE1′s Sandara Park recently released pictures of her with 100 facial expressions.
Park released the pictures with various facial expressions on her me2day account starting on April 26 through 30.
She also left a comment, “Tadaa! Do you remember when I released the Mr. Tangerine version of these pictures before? Here are the second ones! The Olympic version of the pictures featuring 100 Parks. Today is the last day for the second Blackjack. I’m sad. You did a great job for the last year! Are you going to be the third Blackjack too? Don’t be sad Blackjack people! I’m a member of 2NE1 and Blackjack! I understand you. I’m doing my best, so let’s cheer up together!”
In the pictures, Park is wearing 100 different facial expressions. She looks like an arrogant, hateful, and flattering person. The pictures were taken when she shot a TV commercial.
People who saw the pictures responded: “Park is so attractive.” “You are not aging at all. You have the youngest look.” “You are so cute.”
IU is currently preparing for her first concert with the support from the male fans.
IU will hold her first concert titled Real Fantasy on June 2 and 3 at the Peace Hall at Kyung Hee University. All 6,500 tickets for the concert were sold out only in thirty minutes when the ticket sales started on April 17.
This concert is IU’s first concert held four years after her debut. It’s expected that a large number of her male fans will attend her concerts. It’s quite unusual that males in their 30s and 40s buy tickets for a female idol singer.
On April 2, IU’s agency reported that about 71% of the ticket buyers are males and 43.8% of them are in their 30s and 40s. It was also proven that IU is loved by people of all ages. 12.4% of the ticket buyers were teenagers, 43.8% were in their 20s, 24.2% were in their 30s, and 19.6% were in their 40s.
IU planned to hold her concerts at theater-like concert halls in order to interact with her fans at a close distance so that they can enjoy her music. Since her concert was decided to be held, she has actively participated in the preparation of her concert. Including her hit songs, some acoustic performances will be given to the audiences.
Before her concert tour begins, IU will release a new single album Spring at the Age of Twenty on May 11. She will perform the lead track of the new album at her concert. The new album is IU’s first album released in six months to thank the fans who have supported her for a long time.
IU’s first concert tour will start at the Peace Hall at Kyung Hee University on June 2 and will continue to Ulsan, Jeonju, Suwon, Busan, and Daegu.
Jang Keun Suk unwillingly left SNSD’s Yoona on Love Rain.
In the episode of KBS 2TV’s drama series Love Rain that aired on May 1, Jun (played by Jang Keun Suk) said good-bye to Hana (played by Yoona), hiding the fact that In Ha was his father, as he found out that she sincerely wanted her mother Yoon Hee (played by Lee Mi Sook) to be happy with In Ha (played by Jung Jin Young).
However, Hana didn’t know that it was Jun’s decision for her and everyone else, and she endlessly cried. Jun hurt Hana by saying harsh words but he also had a hard time because of what he said to her.
In the episode, Jun came to Hana drunk and gave her a hug. He looked at her with affectionate eyes but said, “I don’t feel anything.”
As Hana asked, “You really don’t feel anything? For real?” in tears, Jun said, “Don’t bug me and don’t make me be mean to you. Let’s finish here.”
Leaving Hana alone, Jun got in his car. However, he soon came back to her and increased the viewers’ curiosity.
The viewers responded: “Jun has to hide his real feeling and Hana cannot leave him. I cried a lot because of them,” “Jang Keun Suk’s detailed performance was really awesome! I felt like my heart would burst,” “I cried a lot at the scene of Jang Keun Suk hugging Yoona and crying,” “Yoon Hee and In Ha are happy now, but Jun and Hana are unhappy. I feel sad for all of them.”
Super Junior’s Leeteuk shared his feelings about being at the top for 100 weeks.
On May 1, Leeteuk tweeted, “Super Junior has been at the top of Thai chart for the 100th week. ‘Mr. Simple’ is still ranked at the top. Wow. Thank you.”
The group’s song “Bonamana” had ranked no.1 for 63 consecutive weeks from the first week of June in 2010 to the second week of August last year. In addition to this record, the title track of their fifth album “Mr. Simple” has been at the top for 37 weeks from the third week of August last year up to now. In total, Super Junior has been placed no.1 on Thai chart for 100 weeks.
Netizens who read his tweet commented: “At the top for 100 weeks? Daebak.” “Is that even possible? I’m speechless.” “Oh my God. How can that happen? They’re extremely popular.” “No.1 for 100 weeks? I’m so surprised.” “At the top for 100 weeks. They stand firm in the world with dignity.”