EXO supports Girls' Generation's comeback

SM Entertainment official Facebook posted photos of EXO-K and EXO-M supporting Girls' Generation's at the waiting room of Music Core and Inkigayo.

EXO-K poses cutely with the girls while EXO-M's members are seen holding Girls' Generation's official balloons.

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Zinger delays her comeback, won't be present for GDA

The comeback for Secret’s Zinger has been postponed.

Their entertainment, TS Entertainment, revealed on the 13th that, “Although our goal was to have Secret’s Zinger return on the Golden Disk Awards stage, we’ve decided that it’s too much for her to dance right now, so we’ve postponed her comeback.”

They continued to explain by adding, “Although she doesn’t have any troubles getting around with normal things, the hospital said that her injured rib cage part still needs time to heal before doing powerful choreography, so we’ve made this decision.”

Before this, Zinger had received a 4 week diagnosis after the car accident on December 11th. After this, Zinger had showed a quick recovery, and was planning to comeback on the stage, but postponed her comeback due to the hospital’s warnings.

The company explained Zinger’s feelings about having her comeback postponed. “Although she regrets not being able to show a perfect side right now, she promises to show it next time.”

Meanwhile, the other 3 Secret members will be participating in the ‘27th Golden Disk Awards’ that’s being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and will be leaving on the 15th.

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Gain parodies G-Dragon's 'One of A Kind'

Here the video of Gain parodying G-Dragon's hit song 'One of A Kind'. Gain wears yellow braided hair. In this paprody, other BEG members also appeared.

Watch now and tell us your feedbacks. How's Gain's parody?

Credits: BBWorld TV@YT

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Park Yoochun Hopes To Break Into China, Hints At Ending Of “I Miss You”

The “Park Yoochun Media Day” event was held in Beijing on 11 January. The popular Korean singer-actor met with the fans and media in Beijing after one and a half years, and there were over 100 media present that day. Yoochun thanked the fans who have been supporting him for the past 10 years since his debut, and also spoke freely about the dramas that he has acted in over the past 3 years, going into details about his two popular pieces from 2012, the dramas “Rooftop Prince” and “I Miss You.”

When Park Yoochun arrived at the Beijing airport on 10 January, a large number of fans carrying blue balloons and blue banners greeted him there, and there were even fans who had clothes pegs in their hair just like the younger Lee Soo Yeon did in “I Miss You.” Netizens said that the “airport had become a concert hall,” proving Yoochun’s high popularity in China.

Full Recap Of The Park Yoochun Press Conference

“Actor Park Yoochun” Surprised at the massive number of views for his dramas on streaming sites

Park Yoochun made his debut in 2003 and became popular as a member of TVXQ, and started activities as part of the group JYJ in 2010. In the same year, he made his official entrance into the Korean drama industry playing a lead role in the drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal”, then participated in “Miss Ripley” in 2011. Within those 2 years, Park Yoochun’s acting skills have gradually matured, and finally, in 2012 he took on a drama that combined the two popular themes of “time-slip” and “crown prince” attained massive local and international popularity for the drama “Rooftop Prince.” Then in winter of 2012, he co-stars with Yoon Eun Hye in the melodrama “I Miss You,” presenting two very different works within the same year and allowing “Actor Park Yoochun” to gain more love and recognition from the audiences.

Park Yoochun said that he felt surprised that his dramas were receiving extremely high views on the Chinese sites. The press conference that was held on this day was actually done because of the dramas, but instead of coming for the sake of promotions, it was due to the great popularity and love from everyone in China that presented him with this opportunity to come to China. On the Korean drama rankings of the Sohu streaming sites, “Rooftop Prince” has been played over 88.38 million times, and with 2 more episodes to the end of “I Miss You,” there have already been over 81.08 million views for the drama, making them the no.4 and no.5 drama on the list, exceeding the numbers for that of hit dramas in 2010 and 2011, “Secret Garden” and “City Hunter.”

Talks in detail about the drama “Rooftop Prince” and hints at spoilers for “I Miss You.”

In previous interviews, Park Yoochun had said that he fell in love with the drama “Rooftop Prince,” and he explained this time that it was because everyone had gotten along really well on set and it felt really good. In the 2012 SBS drama awards, his co-star Han Ji Min had praised Park Yoochun, saying that it was usually the female lead that brightens up the mood on set but Park Yoochun had taken her place in cheering everyone up instead. When talking about the two roles that he had to play in “Rooftop Prince,” Park Yoochun said that he had placed more focus on Lee Gak, as the role of Yong Tae Yong was a new one but Lee Gak’s assumption of his role (in the drama.) He also talked about scenes that left a deep impression on him, such as the happy ending in the final episode as his reincarnation is reunited with Park Ha; the tearful wedding in episode 19 when he leaves the modern world, and how the scene before the wedding where he confesses to Park Ha while lying on the bed had brought tears to his eyes even though the script didn’t call for it, showing how Park Yoochun had become one with his drama character.

As for the current drama “I Miss You” which is still being broadcast, Park Yoochun said that even though many people object to this, he still hopes for a tragic ending, because he feels that only Han Jung Woo’s death can the bring the story to a close. With regards to the character of Han Jung Woo, Park Yoochun said that he envies Jung Woo, because Jung Woo is a normal person, who is very humane, occasionally brash, occasionally childish. As for the kiss scenes which everyone was concerned with, Park Yoochun said that the feeling of the scene that was aired is usually different from when it was shot, but in both dramas, but as he got along well with both female co-stars Han Ji Min and Yoon Eun Hye, shooting the kiss scenes were easy. He also said that the kiss in episode 18 of “I Miss You” is the first time he was kissing and smiling at the same time, as he was always crying in previous kiss scenes.

The lamb skewer-loving Korean idol, unspoken plans to break into China

As for movies, Park Yoochun expressed that he does not feel the rush to appear in movies, and that it wouldn’t be late for him to do so even after he turns 30 or 40. This is because his acting would be more mature by then, and there would be more roles that are suitable for him. As for the genres of movies that he likes, Park Yoochun said that he thought about trying out horror shows but gave up because he was afraid, that shooting love stories are tiring and take up too much energy, and that he really wants to try shooting a war film, for example having 500 horses gallop towards him…a descriptive example with such strong imagery that the media in attendance started laughing. When talking about the delicacies in China, Park Yoochun said that lamb skewers are his favourite, causing the audience to break out into laughter once again.

With his coming to Beijing and holding this press conference so early in 2013, his plans to break into the China market are unspoken yet obvious. Park Yoochun said that he had only gone to Shanghai for his 2012 fanmeeting tour, and was busy with the shooting of “I Miss You” after that, having no chance to come to Beijing. He said that Beijing was very cold, but was actually not as cold as Korea. Time was passing by so quickly that he himself didn’t realise that it had been a year and a half since his last visit for the JYJ concert tour. Currently, he has received a lot of requests to appear in Chinese films and dramas, and that he is still looking for a suitable piece. We hope that in the near future, we will be able to see more of Park Yoochun in China.

Source : [ ent.163.com]
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EXO-M's Leader Wu Yifan's Airport Fashion and Dressing Style Worth Learning

EXO-M's charms have caught the attention of many in the year 2012, and members including Luhan, Wu Yifan, Kim Minseok, Zhang Yixing, Kim Jongdae and Huang Zitao have revealed their individual charms and charisma on and off stage. Today the editor brings you a summary of EXO-M's leader Wu Yifan's airport fashion, and a variety of dressing styles that are worth learning.

A suit is no longer an item that only older men wear, with a cool cutting, fashionable designs and stylish patterns, a suit combined with a T-shirt or shirt can also produce decent results.

A military costume that was popular for the whole year, does Wu Yifan's choice of clothes give you some inspiration? Just some simple buttons and a military green coat, matched with a cool pair of jeans, it's hard for someone not to be handsome this winter.

Variations in a costume reveal different personalitles, and a black and white coat gives off a cool image, a sweater with combination of bright colours makes one feel warm, while a T-shirt and a jacket gives one a mature feeling.

Source: 国品牌服装网
Translated by: shcizmo @ CODE:EXO

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Jaejoong releases promo vid for his solo concert!

A promotional video has been released for Jaejoong solo concert that will be held on January 26-27 at Coex Mall.
Watch below:

Credits: 100thero@YT

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Jungshin snaps lovely photo with his mom?

CNBlue's Jungshin took a lovely photo with his mom on their drama MDSY where he is playing the role of Sungjae.

He wrote, "A snapshot with Kim HyeOk seonsengnim! Mommy~~^^ I’ve been a true fan of Kim HyeOk seonsengnim since her drama “Bad Guy” and to be acting as her son like this is really an honor for me. Please watch MDSY live tomorrow and day after. And on Monday is our long awaited comeback^^ Please love us a lot! And take care not to catch cold, good night!"

Source: @CNBLUE_4
Translated by: fizzy @ cnbluestorm

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2NE1′s Park Bom, T-ARA’s Hyomin and BEG’s Ga-In, ”Sexy Fashionable Stockings”

2NE1′s Park Bom, T-ARA’s Hyomin and Brown Eyed Girls” Ga-In have become a ”hot issue” with their ”tattoo-like stockings” they wear during performances or appearances with their group activities or solo activities.

Recently on an online community bulletin board, multiple pictures we’re posted with the title ”2NE1′s Bom and T-ARA’s Hyomin wearing same ”tattoo” stockings” which became the talk of town.

Park Bom flaunting a hip-hop ish vintage style with ”tattoo” stockings showing her perfect doll-like legs everyone’s basically envious of while Ga-In flaunts her ”sexy stockings” during her solo activities for ”Bloom” stages introducing a cute and sexy charm.

On the other hand, netizens showed a variety of reactions such as ”Bom’s legs are the best” ”They all three have killer legs!” ”Im so envious of their figure and legs!” ‘Ga-in’s stockings are too sexy” ”Bom always rocks these kinds of stockings”.

Source: Nate
Translated By: Yasmine@WeLoveBom

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Happy Birthday to KARA's Goo Hara @_sweethara #HappyHaraDay

Birth Name: Goo Ha Ra
Stage Name: Hara
Birthday: January 13, 1991
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Face of The Group
Height: 163 cm

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130113 Inkigayo Performers List

# Comeback Special #
- Boyfriend [Standing With U/ I yah]
- INFINITE H [Without You / Special Girl]
# Hot Music #
- SNSD [I Got A Boy]
- Baek Z Young [Hate You (Special Performer:Yiruma)]
- Sunny Hill [Goodbye to Romance]
- BIGSTAR [I Got Ya]
- Hello Venus [What Are You Doing]
- Juniel [Bad Man]
- C-CLOWN [Far Away]
- GLAM [I Like That]
- December [Don’t Go]
- 24K [Secret Love]
- 2BIC [Have you Forgotten]
- Sori [Dual Life]
# Fresh Music #
- A-PRINCE [Hello]
- Gavy NJ [Pretty]
- Airplane [Pretty]
- Egobomb [Abandoned]

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INFINITE H's MR Removed video for "Special Girl"

INFINITE's awesome duo subunit INFINITE H garner much attention with their live singing ability.

The boys performed their hit song titled "Special Girl" on various music shows, fans commented after watching the MR removed video of their performance,"INFINITE's rappers hwaiting","as good as vocalists" and etc.

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100% sings "Guy Like Me" on Sketchbook

100% sings "Guy Like Me" on Sketchbook.

Check out their romantic confession below

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Girls' Generation poses with Park So Hyun

Park Sohyun updated her Twitter on 11th January.

She wrote,"Park Sohyun's love game, with Girls' Generation." and revealed the photos above.

She is seen posing with Girls' Generation's Yoona, Jessica, Seohyun, Sooyoung and Sunny in her latest pics.

The girls show the cute "flower" pose together. Fans commented,"flower girls","prettier than flowers" and etc.

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Hyuna poses with a puppy

Photographer Jo Sun Hee revealed a photo of 4Minute's Hyuna on Twitter.

Hyuna is seen posing with a cute puppy in the photo above while carving an angelic smile.

Fans commented,"Hyuna is getting prettier","cuter than the puppy","so fair" and etc

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Kim Giri and Jung Hyung Don to Make Guest Appearance in 2YOON’s 24/7

Comedian Jung Hyung Don made a cameo in the music video of 2YOON’s debut single “24/7.”

A representative from Cube Entertainment revealed, “Jung Hyung Don made a surprise guest appearance in the music video. He’s really close to  4Minute and when he heard about 2YOON preparing their debut album, he was very interested. Despite his busy schedule, he accepted the offer without any hesitation.  The music video will be as fun and energetic as the music. And you can definitely expect some laughs from his cameo. “

Close friend Jung Hyung Don wasn’t the only comedian to appear in 2YOON’s music video. Gag concert comedian and labelmate Kim Giri was also eager to participate in the sub-unit’s debut music video and is expected to deliver quite the funny performance as well.

Labelmates BTOB will also be appearing in the music video.

2YOON’s title track “24/7″ is a country pop number which will be the first attempt at the genre on the Korean pop music scene. It is a cheerful and uptempo track with an addictive melody.  The song is about escaping the boring routine of everyday life.

Meanwhile, 2YOON’s debut mini album “Harvest Moon” will be released on January 17 on digital sites.

Sources: Etoday + Newsen + Asiae + The Star
Translating + Reporting: Yoobin @4-minute.com

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Park Yoochun Describes His Kiss Scenes As “Very Sweet. They Make Me Happy” In Beijing

Park Yoochun had a media day with Chinese reporters in Beijing on the 11th. During the event, one Chinese reporter asked what it felt like during the actor’s kiss scenes.

To this, Park Yoochun gave the reply, “They’re very sweet and they make me happy.” He also confessed that he enjoys eating Chinese food, and that he especially likes eating Chinese lamb skewers.

Park Yoochun flew to Beijing for the media day event and was swamped by people from the moment he arrived at the airport. 1,000 fans had flocked to the airport to greet him, ensuing in chaos.

The Chinese media described it as the transformation from the Beijing airport to a concert gymnasium. They also commented that Park Yoochun is receiving much love and support from fans in China for his roles in ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘I Miss You’.

Source: [TV Report]
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YG Entertainment announces "G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour"

"2013, G-DRAGON's first world tour is finally here! The tour will take place at the Seoul Gymnastics Stadium in Korea and the three domes in Japan! What countries, what cities, and what kinds of performances will greet fans? We're very excited!"

Source: YG Entertainment Official Me2Day
Translated by @saraseoul

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FC One, the celebrity soccer club makes a donation to a youth soccer team

FC One, the celebrity soccer club that many stars such as Seo Ji Seok, Uhm Gi Joon, and Lee Jong Seok belong to, has made donations to promote soccer among young people. With Lee Sae Joon as the club’s captain and Seo Ji Seok as vice-captain, FC One was founded in 2012. The club has 30 members, including Ahn Nae Sang, Park Gi Woong, Lee Jong Seok, Uhm Gi Joon, Cho Han Seon, Super Junior’s Yesung, Heo Young Saeng, Big Bang’s Seungri, B2ST’s Lee Gi Kwang, Infinite’s Woo Hyun, ZE:A’s Dong Joon, Jang Woo Hyuk, U Kiss’ Dong Ho, and Kim Jong Moon.

FC One is more than just a club for people who love soccer and want to share their common interest. It also contributes to the development of soccer among young people. The club recently made a donation to a youth soccer team in Guri.

About the recent donation, Seo Ji Seok, the vice-captain of FC One, said, “We get together not only to enjoy soccer but also to contribute in the development of Korean soccer. All the members of FC One feel honored to do what we love and help others with what we have. We will try harder in every way to be helpful in the further development of soccer in Korea.”

Source: Xportsnews
Trans by bigbangupdates

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Park Minha Takes A Photo With U-Know Yunho!

Child actress Park Minha recently uploaded a photo she took with TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho.

On the 9th, Park Minha posted a photo on her personal Twitter account with the caption, “With Yunho oppa, who I’m meeting for the first time in a month~ Next time, I’ll see you on set.”

Park Minha and U-Know Yunho, who met at the press conference of SBS’ ‘Queen of Ambition’, look close as they pose for the photo. Both of them are smiling at the camera and showing off their adorable charm.

Netizens who saw the photo left comments such as, “I’m so envious of Park Minha”, “I really have to watch Queen of Ambition”, “U-Know Yunho’s face is almost the same size as Park Minha’s”, “They’re so cute,” and “I wish I could have a daughter like her.”

‘Queen of Ambition’ depicts the love of a man who sacrifices everything for the woman he loves, and the betrayal and greed that surrounds them. It will begin airing on the 14th of January.

Source: TV Report | Translated and shared by: dongbangdata.net

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Girls’ Generation Talks About Their Identity and Responds to Critics in ‘Dispatch’ Interview

Girls’ Generation was recently interviewed by Dispatch. The girls discussed their views on “I Got A Boy” as well as their identity as artists.

The nine girls have returned. They brought out “I Got A Boy”. However, the situation right now is “I got a problem”. There’s a bit of a problem; for starters, there are the disagreeing assessments on their new attempt.

Clearly, the girls have changed. They aren’t the Girls’ Generation we’ve known, but a “Brand New” Girls’ Generation. Like their lyrics, their “style changed from head to toe”. It’s the result of choosing a hybrid over a hook song, girls’ hip-hop over group dancing, and a kitsch look over a princess feel.

Like the lyrics, the fans are also asking them:

“Why did they do that? I’m dying of curiosity ♪”

And so we asked critics. We also asked songwriters. And lastly, we looked for answers from Girls’ Generation.

“Please tell me ♬”

# Before holding the interview, we got opinions on the title song from critics, songwriters, and other sources. And then we tossed the questions to Girls’ Generation instead.

① Is it a difficult attempt, or a new trend = The views on the title song are split in two. As of right now, the opinion that it is a difficult attempt is a bit more suprerior. On the other hand, there are other predictions that a new trend may set in. The views of experts are similar. While it’s true that it is fresh, seeming unfamiliar is inevitable.

☞ “There are a number of rhythms mixed diversely, so it seems difficult, and it could sound like it’s all over the place.” (renowed songwriter A)

Girls’ Generation (GG):
We were like that at first, too. The feeling of, ‘What is this?’ was strong. To be honest, that is why it was more reliable. This song is just as new as it sounds. It’s different from songs that you get sick of the more you listen to it. For instance, you listen to it from the perspective of ’1′ at first. When you listen to it again, you focus on perspective ’2′. (Tiffany)

Interestingly, the more you listen to it, the more fun elements there are. You can think of it as new elements being discovered one by one. Normally, when practicing, there are times when I get sick of the song first. However, I like this song more now than when we first got it. The elements you hear will be different depending on your mood that day. I’m confident [in it]. (Seohyun)

☞ “After a bright song, they attempted a hook song. After that was electronic. When you take the sound, there is nothing that compares to this attempt as well. But as it is a foreign song, there seems to be a problem emotionally. I think they were too conscious of the overseas market.” (popular songwriter B)

I think the interest in K-Pop is high. However, that doesn’t mean this song was aimed towards the overseas market. It’s just that the market has broadened because the world has become one musically. (Seohyun)

Don’t you think it’s a natural change? When we first debuted, we weren’t in our 20s. We wore Converse sneakers and sportswear. For our second album, we went with a college student feel, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. This time is just the same. We attempted music that suits our age; we don’t think of overseas first. Everyday girl talks that suit our age. The same thing applies to our clothes and style. Rather than saying who the change is for, I think growth and being natural are the right reasons. (Tiffany, Seohyun)

☞ “I think the performance was attempted well, with variety. The clothes and hair also changed in a stylish manner. Just, when nitpicking at the music attempt alone, I think it’s going to be difficult to capture people. I think it’s a song where the video and performance together give off a big effect.” (celebrity source C)

There’s normally a well-organized path for music. Of course, this song doesn’t really match it. However, any complicated structures get organized into one through a stage performance. In one word, along with the fun of listening to it, it’s a song that’s also fun to watch. (Seohyun)

The dance was different from standard choreography. It wasn’t like a group dance. We even worried whether the nine of us could express it well. Dancing while thinking of the lyrics made a musical come to mind. It was exciting and thrilling seeing the members exchanging different actions and gestures with every performance. (Taeyeon, Yuri)

The lyrics itself are like a conversation. It’s natural for us to make various facial expressions as if we are acting. I think the members’ changes in facial expressions and acting, depending on the subject of the conversation, are a fun element. I think people will think of it as a musical-like stage where you can enjoy not just the music, but also the singing, choreography, and style all at once. (Yoona)

② Too much is as bad as too little vs The more the better? = Starting with the rap, verse 1, verse 2, solo, rap 2, and such get repeated. There isn’t a specific clear separation between the intro and refrain. It’s to the point where videos are emerging with the rap part edited out. This means that too much is not always good.

☞ “When they revealed the teaser video, my expectations were high. But when it was released, there were parts that made me cringe. It made me wonder if the rap part had to be there.” (popular songwriter B)

From the position of having to perform it ourselves, it’s not boring at all. It’s the same logic as knowing that we are one team regardless of how differently we do things. As time goes by, I can feel the teamwork that only Girls’ Generation has. People say the song is difficult, but when you watch the performance, you can feel one energy. (Hyoyeon)

We rapped. At first, it was menboong (translator’s note: mental breakdown) for us too. (laughs) It’s not a simple, repetitive hook song. It could sound difficult, but we think it’s better the more you listen to it. One week of broadcasts has ended now. When the second week is over, we think people will feel, ‘This song is really nice’ a lot. (Sooyoung, Yoona)

☞ “SM Entertainment is seeking an ‘anti trend’. It’s good to experiment. However, for fans who are used to hook songs, this could be inconvenient. You can’t tell which part is the main. You can’t hear the hook clearly. It could be exhausting for an individual to listen to.” (culture critic D)

Honestly, we have a fear of new attempts. However, that doesn’t mean we have an imperative idea that we have to be different from other girl groups. We just think, ‘shouldn’t we have to grow from our last album?’ If you show the same appearance, it’s familiar. And so the fans would probably like and be comfortable with it. However, what we want is to progress and grow. And so we have to make new attempts, and challenge things.

I wish we can become a group that attempts variety. At first, we’re afraid and worry until the album releases. We’re anxious. We also worry as to whether it will do well. But making a new attempt is another process for us. We want people to think, ‘This unfamiliar appearance is still [like] Girls’ Generation.’ (Yuri)

☞ “When it comes to presentation, I think there are a lot of difficult parts in particular. Because there are so many changes in the song, when it comes to the choreography, style, and video, it’s not going to be easy trying to take it all in. However, they changed maturely. I want to compliment them.” (renowned songwriter A)

Before filming the music video, we asked for more time on the choreography. It wasn’t something that would work from just memorizing the actions. We had to understand the general story. The song isn’t orderly. And so, for the person listening, we added in the musical-like parts. We practiced hard, and so it took longer. We think we’ve matured during this process. (Taeyeon)

③ Right now is Girls’ Generation? = They were Girls’ Generation until now. However, are they still Girls’ Generation currently? Also, will another hit song like ‘Gee’ or ‘Genie’ be born in the future? Music experts all agreed that, regardless of hit songs, ‘Girls’ Generation is Girls’ Generation’. They say [Girls' Generation] is already in a different class.

☞ “In the past, whenever songwriters and singers had to hold down a concept, they looked for foreign singers first. However, that’s changed now. And so their attempt in general is new and fast. It feels like they’re keeping ahead.” (popular songwriter B)

We don’t compete with anyone else. If there is something that we pay attention to, it’s our own selves, ‘Girls’ Generation’. If we get first place, of course we’re happy. However, we don’t cling onto those things anymore. If we like our transformation, that’s it. Expressing the music, singing, choreography, and style properly, as we want to, in itself makes us happy. Isn’t it better that we’ve become more natural now? (Sooyoung)

☞ “If this type of genre comes about and becomes a hit, it will become a trend. Of course, the possibility of this would greatly depend on who it is that makes the attempt first. It’s a possible attempt because it’s Girls’ Generation.” (renowned songwriter A)

Opinions that our past performances are better are also valuable. However, growing and finding something new is the duty of Girls’ Generation. The Girls’ Generation that sang ‘Kissing You’ isn’t gone. Rather, we feel that we want to show more things to people. We hope people think, ‘This appearance, that appearance is all like Girls’ Generation’. The thing that’s changed is time. Not Girls’ Generation. (Taeyeon)

☞ “Not only music, but all art is like that. Something called variety exists. I consider Girls’ Generation showing off something new as progress.” (music critic E)

There is a burden that we have because we are Girls’ Generation. We get the feeling of, ‘what should we do if we don’t meet people’s expectations?’ However, we don’t obsess over wanting to always be trendy. Our only goal is to express an appearance that suits the song. The nine of us are always the same. It’s just that what we express on-stage is different. (Tiffany)

We’re happiest communicating with the audience. What greater thing would there be for a singer than that? We have a great feeling of wanting to show [performances] in person, wherever. Rather than wanting, ‘Let’s go to greater markets with this album’, we hope that the songs do just as well as the energy that we poured into it. (Sooyoung)

Source: Dispatch
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified
Edited by: moonrise31@soshified, MoonSoshi9@soshified

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Kim Bada’s fan writes about Jaejoong’s ‘One Kiss’, wants to help promote

My favorite musician, and the only one I follow closely, is Kim Bada. One day as I was searching him, I discovered that the name “Kim Jaejoong” was on the related searches. I thought, Huh? Why would a singer like that be associated with Kim Bada?

When I clicked on the news I saw that Kim Bada had participated in the creation of Kim Jaejoong’s new mini album. I was so surprised! A collaboration like this is very unique and I was curious as to what type of music they were able to fashion together, so I went to hear the songs.

The vocal quality, the songs themselves…It can be summed up in one word: “DaeBak”.
I felt overwhelmed as I was listening to this music. There is no other way to describe the feeling.

Kim Jaejoong has a great voice, but I thought that because he is an idol he would not be very interested in music. But when I listened to his songs, I saw the passion and lyrical sense that even Kim Bada praised.
And thanks to this new music, my whole night was busy trying to find and listen to Kim Jaejoong’s past solo songs: Maze, Protect the Boss OST, Dr. Jin OST, Sunkyungkwan Scandal OST.

These new songs; created by the musician that I love so much, lyrics written personally by Kim Jaejoong, arrangement done by Sean who works with all of the hottest indie bands… their combination was incredible. I think this music should be heard by more and more people. I’m sure these songs are ones you can’t forget easily.

Even though I think regular idols have no interest in music, I know that promotions are the most important time for them. While looking up Jaejoong on Naver I saw some people in his fandom wondering about how to promote him properly, and being a fan of a rock artist I am used to unconventional promotions.

Even if a fandom is great enough to be able to buy a large amount of albums and make news, there is still a limitation to those the music itself can reach.
The most important thing is to post the songs on public boards and sites. The sound of this song is good enough that even with one listen, the general public will take interest.
Because I am a rock fan, I am not very familiar with the typical problems and promotions idols face…things such as control by an agency or various members doing different activities on domestic broadcasting shows.
But I think domestic broadcast have even less of a reach than getting a top 10 spot on Melon, because it reaches just idol fans. On the internet, spreading the song to all places is important.
I think many Jaejoong fans will agree with me.

That is not saying that broadcast is not important, though, because it does help with promotions.
But because broadcasting might be slightly tricky, there are other things that can be concentrated on…

Since these songs were composed by Kim Bada, they have an intense rock sound that might be foreign among Kpop.
Because the rock sound is something that is very different from the usual, you may feel as if you will have some problems with promoting.
Usually idols put out only ballads or dance tracks. And while one of Kim Jaejoong’s songs was a rock ballad, I think the other is a much more hardcore rock song.
But in the Korean popular music scene, where everyone hears dance song after dance song, this sort of rock can be just the change they need.
The only rock that popular music fans are used to listening to is Nell, and Nell is usually all their rock awareness consists of.
In comparison…
Kim Jaejoong’s song “One Kiss” is similar to that style so it can easily win over people who are already fans of popular music.
However…I think maybe you worry that the reaction towards hard rock might be…bad.

Fortunately for the fandom, when I watched the teaser for “Mine”, I found not only my reaction, but also the reaction of muggles who are not in rock fandoms, to be positive.
Kim Bada is a popular musician that is known in all circles, and along with the music and the one line of singing we could hear, [Jaejoong's song Mine] gave the feeling of a powerful and modern rock song.
Because One Kiss seems to be so different from Mine, it’s safe to say that Kim Jaejoong’s new music can appeal to fans of all musical genres…

When searching Kim Jaejoong’s name, there were many articles about One Kiss ranking. I think there will be similar articles coming out later this week for Mine.
Jaejoong fans, know that even if TV promotions are hard, promoting over the net can be equally or even more effective. Do not give up streaming or watching the videos or buying the songs.
The more you listen to the songs, and the more work you put in; the greater the results will be. Here is some advice from a person who, because of my rock fandom, is used to promoting solely over the net.

1. Find the country’s most popular community sites and create topics on there where you can share the song. Even though these sites and boards are not about music, as you know, people post about music often on them. (T/N: the poster goes on to list some popular sites/boards, such as boards about soccer, gaming, and general free topic message boards)

You can also post the songs on the most popular galleries for rock artists (t/n: once again, the poster lists the most popular gallery sites). The fact that Kim Bada composed the songs and Sean is the one who arranged them will be publicity enough to get the attention of rock fans.
When the fans go onto the galleries and see Kim Jaejoong’s name there, they will instantly get curious and listen to the songs…and just like that you will have a whole new set of fans fans.

I see that on galleries that are popular with women, there have already been a few posts about One Kiss and the new teaser video. On these sites, usually just the name Kim Jaejoong itself is publicity enough .

However, the boards that cater more towards the muggle men are an even bigger target you should look into. The “I Love Soccer” board has over 1.2 million subscribers while the MMA boards has 800 thousand. Both sites have hundreds of thousands of people visiting every day…can you imagine a better way of promotion? For us rock fans, we have been posting songs from our favorite musicians on these sort of boards for years and we always get positive replies and interest.
But because these are grown men and they do not usually like to hear idol songs, it’s important how you promote Kim Jaejoong’s songs. You should emphasize that the song is composed by Kim Bada and arranged by Sean.
Because these are two rock musicians who are well known, people tend to be curious to see how they work together so they will click on it. And then once they hear the songs, they will become fans of Kim Jaejoong as well, ignoring the idol stigma.
For us Kim Bada fans, this is the way we have always promoted. Both the boards targeting towards females and males help us give our artist more exposure and have even increased album sales for Kim Bada.

2. Though you are all probably already aware of this, having a song ranked within the top 10 of Melon is a great source of publicity because the top 10 songs are publicly displayed to anyone who visits the Melon site to download any music.
Jaejoong gallery is such a large gallery so you have a great number of people who will stream songs already.
But I am here to tell you all that myself and my friends on the Kim Bada and Sean galleries are willing to help you as well. In fact, they even asked me to come here to tell you that they would like to stream for Kim Jaejoong too.

The fans of Kim Bada have raised funds to pay for all the streaming, so you do not need to worry about that.
The fans of Sean as well are teaming up with us.
Because rock music almost never enters within the 10 ten spots, for us this is something that we are excited to try and we think that Kim Jaejoong’s songs are worth the effort. So please look for us in the coming week. Hopefully we can help make the official release of his songs daebak!

The full mini album will be released on January 17th and I think from then on your fandom will be busy with all the promotions. I hope that these songs will be a big hit amongst muggles and that all your promotion efforts will be a success…!!

Translated by: Yule @ PrinceJJ
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YG Entertainment announces "G-Dragon 2013 1st World Tour"

On January 12, YG entertainment announced G-Dragon's 1st world tour with a poster through their official me2day.

They wrote, "2013, G-DRAGON's first world tour is finally here! The tour will take place at the Seoul Gymnastics Stadium in Korea and the three domes in Japan! What countries, what cities, and what kind of performances will greet fans? We're very excited!"

According to the information on the poster, G-Dragon will kick off in Seoul on March 30th, 31st, then the next stops are 3 Japanese domes and some more countries will be informed later.

Source: YG Entertainment Official Me2Day
Translated by @saraseoul
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

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Nana was born to be a model

Recently, some photos of After School's Nana have been posted on a community board with the title: "When you see supermodel Nana"

In these photos, Nana shows off her S-line and perfect long legs, she further attracts attention with her beautiful face and fair skin. Fans were surprised to know that the photos are unedited.

Netizens commented,: "She was born to be a model", "Seeing her in person you will admire much more", "She is just perfect",etc.

Source: bntnews
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

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Han Ji Min looks beautiful in her new hair.

A recent photo of actress Han Ji Min was revealed.

An online community uploaded a photo of the actress with the tittle,"Han Ji Min today's photo", and has attracted much attention. 

The thing that attracted people the 
most is her new hair color. She has her hair dyed in brown and red, she looks stylish yet beautiful at the same time. This kind of hair dye is popular recently among celebrities.

Netizens commented on the photo,"Han Ji Min's so beautiful","I envy with her skin","The new hair color really fits her", and so on

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

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SISTAR cried on stage due to the cold reaction from students

One of the most popular girl groups in 2012 - Sistar, cried on stage because of the cold reaction from audience.

Sistar recently made their special appearance in MNET's "School of Rock - Energy Attack". Idol stars will have the chance to visit  high schools and colleges in Korea and hold surprise events for students.

Sistar made their surprise visit to Gyeonggi Suwon high school. All the members were very excited upon the moment they went on the stage to surprise the students. As always, they completed a wonderful stage, however the students didn't react to the girls' performance, all went silently without any response. At that moment, Sistar members became panicked and they shed tears on stage. The students then surprised the girls with a performance.

This special episode will be broadcasted on January 6th at 8:30 pm kst.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

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2YOON releases 24/7 teaser featuring Gayoon

4Minute's subgroup 2Yoon releases 2nd MV teaser featuring member Gayoon.

Check out the teaser video below

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Jong Taese wants to watch JYJ Jaejoong’s performance

During the press conference on the 10th, when asked what he wants to do aside from football in South Korea, new Suwon Bluewings striker Jong TaeSe (29) has answered he wanted to watch Hallyu Star Kim Jaejoong’s performance.

Aside from Kim Jaejoong, he is also acquainted with JYJ members Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu.

Jong TaeSe and JYJ’s ties dated back to June 2011. Jong TaeSe participated in the Asian Dream Cup, a football charity match in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. JYJ were also there to hold a concert to celebrate the charity game. Friendship was built after meeting on this event.

Kim Jaejoong posted a photo with Jong Taese on his twitter after finishing the charity match saying “Tae Se, let’s meet up again”. Jong TaeSe is looking forward to watching Kim Jaejoong’s performance when he comes to Korea.

However, it seems like he will not be able to meet him. He will come back to Korea on Jan 28 after joining the training camp in Guam while Kim Jaejoong’s concert will be on Jan 26-27.

Source: SportalkKorea
Translated by: @Rubypurple_fan of JYJ3

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K-pop Makers: FNC Entertainment’s CEO – Han Seong Ho

“There are three major entertainment companies in Korea called ‘Big 3.’ The year 2013 is the starting year for us to grow even bigger than them.”

Those are the words from FNC Entertainment CEO Han Seung Ho. He’s not just saying them either.

After raising CNBLUE, FT Island, Juniel and AOA, FNC Music recruited actors Lee Dong Gun and Yoon Jin Seo and changed the company name to FNC Entertainment. The move echoes the company’s goal to expand beyond K-Pop and into K-culture. Their new location in Chung Dam Dong* is a four-story building with three underground levels; It’s the symbol of FNC Entertainment’s energetic step into the year 2013.

T/N: *Chung Dam Dong: One of the most fancy areas in Seoul. It’s a home to the wealthy, big companies, and international and national luxury fashion boutiques.

“This year, CNBLUE and FT Island will both go on a world tour. CNBLUE had a concert in England and FT Island debuted in Europe*. We want to keep pushing that. They will be going around the world including USA, Europe and Oceania.”
T/N: FT Island has not yet debuted in Europe.
CNBLUE and FT Island introduced themselves to the US through a joint concert in LA last summer. For the American music market that thought K-POP just meant dance, CNBLUE and FT Island were a new discovery.

“It’s still not a genre that’s widely accepted in Korea. That disappoints the members and me the most. Obviously, we need to be loved in Korea before we can be known abroad. But it’s also true that we rely on other countries to make up for that. Plus, music officials abroad feel fresh about K-POP. I saw a possibility in that. And now, I am confident about world tours even to hold a super concert.”

Up until last year, CEO Han pushed for localization as a key to K-POP’s international success. But now, he emphasizes “balance.” It’s because K-POP has established itself as a brand. After BOA and TVXQ introduced K-POP through localization in Japan in early 2000, the time has come for a world star PSY to sing “Gangnam Style” in Korean. Now, FNC Entertainment artists are getting ready to diversify K-POP.

“The culture has grown and situations have changed through YouTube. It’ll become important to find a balance between showing K-POP’s original color and localization. I strongly feel that bands like FT Island and CNBLUE need to succeed in global communication through this year’s world tour for more musicians to join us.”

CEO Han Seong Ho plans to apply FNC Entertainment’s own balance to music. He means if the old K-POP has changed its style within a large frame for localization, just giving an emphasis should be enough for the new K-POP.”

“We can now attract enough audience for a super concert anywhere in the world. More people love Korean music and Korean artists. They are ready to accept us as the way we are. When we don’t disappoint them, K-POP can get upgraded. So the members should always work hard to improve themselves. “

CEO Han is a musician who performed as a college band vocalist. As a former band-member, who dealt with concerts over music 20 years ago, he understands his artists better than anyone else.

“There could be a gap between the music I want to do and the music I have to do. But when I see kids come on audition programs and play instruments, I can’t give up. I am sure that FT Island and CNBLUE are at the center of this change. Unless a band sows a path to success, a band music could never bloom.”

CEO Han is planning a family concert to solidify FNC Entertainment’s own color. He plans on opening concerts in Korea and all over the world. He is determined to showcase ‘band musician’ and build a foundation for Juniel, AOA and trainees.

“Many fans recognize FNC Entertainment’s color when they hear FT Island, CNBLUE and Juniel. They may not be able to explain it exactly, but they think us differently from other artists. I want to really show that off this year. Through family concerts, I plan to overturn the thought that band music isn’t diverse, and pull up FNC Entertainment as a brand.”

Source: Hankook Magazine
Credit|Translated by: DJ. Pri @tumblr.com
a.k.a @ChocopieK

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TOUCH ChulMin, “4minute Hyuna is my ideal type”

Male group of 5 members, TOUCH’s Chul Min has named 4minute’s Hyuna as his ideal type.

On the 11th, ChulMin was asked by fans about his ideal type. He answered, “It could come out strange and might cause misunderstandings”, continued with  ”Personally, I like 4minute Hyuna’s performance.”

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ loveindacube.wordpress.com
Source: TV Daily

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Kim Jaejoong will hold a special event on his solo concert

On Jan 26-27 in Kim Jaejoong’s concert ‘Your, My and Mine’, he will have a special event in which he will sing one requested song on stage.

The event will be held in JYJ official FB page on Jan 12, 7-9 pm KST. Fans are allowed to leave a comment on the FB page on which Korean song they would like Jaejoong to sing on stage. Application is limited to one song per person. Result will be published on JYJ FB page on Jan 14.

C-jes entertainment official said, “Your,My and Mine is a new format that combines mini-concert and a fanmeeting. Kim Jaejoong planned special performances as a gift for fans.”

Source: Nate
Translated By: rubypurple_fan of JYJ3

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Interview with Yoochun in Beijing

During JYJ member Park Yoochun’s Media Day in Beijing, organised by South Korean agency C-Jes, Sina Entertainment had an exclusive interview with Park Yoochun.

Official visit to China; Beijing not as cold as imagined

Although it is not his first trip to China, it is the first time that the itinerary is without any concert, fan meeting or performance-related activities.  In this, Park Yoochun has shown the proper work attitude that Koreans usually have.  He said that because he had to film the drama “Missing You”, he was unable to take time out to personally thank the China media.  So this trip is made to specially thank them.

 Talking about his impression of Beijing, he said he was mentally prepared for Beijing to be very cold but it was not as cold as Seoul.  Regarding Beijing cuisine, he revealed there is a small restaurant they patronise so frequently that the boss now can understand Korean and gives him special privileges, and he can order items that are not in the menu.  This time in Beijing, the food that he wants to eat most is still mutton on skewers (kebabs).

Selects a work based on feeling; real character is Jung Woo and Lee Gak combined

In 2012, with 2 hit dramas “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You”, Park Yoochun seems to be enjoying greater popularity than before.  Besides fans from his singing days, there are new drama fans; outside the press conference today, it is also crowded with his fans, there just to take a look at their idol.

 During the press conference, the hit dramas that he acted in became a topic that must be mentioned.  Regarding the great success of his works, he said that for the first work “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, he did not know how to choose and just listened to the views of the people around him.  But for the recent “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You”, he himself was moved by the script and decided to take it.  When asked which part of RTP left the deepest memories, he said he will always remember the wedding at the rooftop; the atmosphere was too sad and even the crew had tears falling.  When it was said that “Missing You” has more kissing scenes than RTP, he looked unconvinced and said, actually RTP has more kissing scenes, but viewers are affected by the heavy atmosphere in MY and have the wrong impression.

 When talking about his real character, he said it is a combination of Han Jung Woo and Lee Gak; he has Lee Gak’s sense of responsibility without losing freedom and Jung Woo’s traits of acting babyish and spoilt and also joking around.  He also took pride in his good interpersonal relations and said he maintains a good relationship with all the actors/actresses he has worked with, keeping in touch even until now.  About RTP having the highest number of clicks on the internet, Park Yoochun said he also had a shock when he heard it.   Regarding the finale of Missing You that everyone is most concerned about,  he is tight-lipped and said the script is not out yet, but he is wishing for a tragic end and asked the scriptwriter to make him die.

 Entering the China market possible anytime; wants to challenge a war movie

This media day activity is widely seen as the first step for Park Yoochun to enter the China market.  Regarding this, he was straightforward and said it can happen anytime if there is a suitable script.  He also revealed that he has received the invitation for several works but he has not made a decision yet.

 JYJ member Kim Jaejoong has already entered the silver screen with ” Codename Jackal”; when asked if he would follow suit, Park Yoochun said he is in no hurry.  He said, “Wait til I am 30 or 40 years old when I can challenge more kinds of roles; for movies I can take my time.”  About the type of movie he would most like to challenge, he was given 3 choices, love, action or comedy.  He gave an unexpected answer– war movie.  He quipped, “Actually I really wanted to act in a horror movie, but I was too scared and gave up the idea.  Now I want most to act in a war movie, best with a scene of 5 hundred horses galloping at me.”


Part II

Suffered a lot for “Missing You”;  Harry’s role is too sick

Park Yoochun, because of popular Korean drama “Missing You”, recently received the attention of more and more fans.  The engaging performance of all the actors added colors to the story but the sad storyline and chilly weather gave Park Yoochun a hard time during shooting. When asked what was the most painful thing during the shoot, he said, “Because of too many crying scenes, the body lost a lot of energy.  My mouth always becomes frozen saying lines in the cold weather.”  He also said, “When the icy winds blows, tearing is not that easy”,  bursting viewers’ fantasy over Jung Woo’s lines “I am not crying; it’s because the wind is blowing” and appearing real and interesting.

When asked if his own character is closer to Jung Woo or Harry, Park Yoochun exclaimed “Of course I am more like Jung Woo, good at waiting!”  Trying to clarify, Park Yoochun explained, in the drama, Harry acted by Yoo Seung Ho, is a control freak with an obsession that is a sickness; as for himself, he wouldn’t be like that and will give adequate trust to the woman he loves without foregoing his principles.  In the drama, Jung Woo waited for 14 years for love, and Park Yoochun realistically said, “14 years makes the story look so beautiful, but in reality it is not easy, too long “.   When saying this, he made an expression like “I can’t imagine!” and that expression was very cute.

“Missing You” tragic ending is logical;  after completing shoot, looking forward to travelling to Cuba

During an earlier interview, Park Yoochun openly expressed that he hopes “Missing You” ending to be a tragedy. Towards the finale, there are 2 more episodes,  how will the story end,  it naturally became our topic of concern.  Regarding this, Park Yoochun said,  “Even though people around me don’t agree, my hope for a  tragic ending has not changed.”  At the same time, he explained, “Not because we must give the story a sad ending, but for the plot so far, only Jung Woo’s death would make the story sound logical and everything look rational.”

Year 2012, Park Yoochun acted in “Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You” one after the other, both receiving excellent results, but he was not able to rest well. When asked, after shooting, what is the thing he wants to do most and what place he most wants to go, he looked like he was drawing a beautiful picture in his mind, then he said, “After Missing You ends, I want to travel, and if I have to choose a place, it will be Cuba, where I can rest freely.”

JYJ album in the agenda;  wants to eat roast duck in Beijing

2013 has only just started, Park Yoochun has already placed JYJ’s new album in the agenda. Regarding other projects, he said there are no plans yet, but if there is a chance, it is possible that he might bring a music or TV project to the fans.  When asked what food he wants to taste in Beijing, Yoochun quickly said he had already requested the staff to take him to eat roast duck, and after eating, he will have a good sleep.  He was full of life and vigour but it could not conceal his tiredness which pained us.  When asked to speak a few Chinese words, Park Yoochun shyly said,”More than 10 years ago, I learned Chinese but now I have forgotten most of it.  Because I watched many zombie/vampire movies, I can only shout “jiu ming ah” (“救命啊” means “help!” in Chinese).  His words made everyone burst out laughing.

This trip to Beijing, from a certain angle, is Park Yoochun’s first step to enter China, even though he is humble about it and said he came to say hello and thank you to the China media.  But I believe after this activity, Chinese fans will be able to see him more often.  Regarding fan meetings,  Park Yoochun also said “Missing You” will be an opportunity for more fan meetings in more locations. 。(Thanks 红丽/文 郑福德/图 张大伟/视频)

Source from Sina Entertainment(1,2)
Special thanks to micky baidubar for the video link
Translated by melodysky+Vienna@ParkYoochunSingaporeFC

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Miss A’s Min – BTOB’s MinHyuk New Joint Forces

Miss A’s Min and BTOB’s MinHyuk will be joining forces in ‘Reckless Family 2′

In conjunction with MBC’s ‘Reckless Family Season 2′ remake anniversary, Min who plays as a lodger, and MinHyuk who plays as the nephew was revealed on January 11th.

‘Reckless Family’ is one of the earliest sitcom that is also a real variety program.

BTOB’s MinHyuk expressed his thoughts, “I’ve always been keen on watching the sitcom. To a rookie like me, it is a very good opportunity and an honor” and, “Reckless Family’s new combination of variety and sitcom have really increased my anticipation for it. The first recording was really fun. I hope to be close with the reckless family and staffs soon,” he expressed.

PD for the show expressed, “It is expected that the entrance of these two new idols will give more strength to the show” and, “In the future, please do watch over MinHyuk and Min’s love line as it unfolds”. ‘Reckless Family 2′ will be aired on the 22nd January 6PM.

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ Loveindacube.wordpress.com
Source: Newsen

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