Selasa, 24 Mei 2011

[News] Park Shin Hye's 'traditional music girl' makeover for "Heartstrings"

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Actress Park Shin Hye's transformation into a 'traditional music girl' has attracted the attention of netizens.

Park Shin Hye is playing the gayageum to portray her new character Lee Gyu Won, a traditional music student, in MBC's new drama 'Heartstrings'.

According to producers, in Heartstrings, Park Shin Hye will star as gayageum prodigy Lee Gyu Won who goes to university to chase her dreams. Immense passion for traditional music as well as a 200% charming character will be exhibited through Lee Gyu Won.

In real life, Park Shin Hye is inseparable from her Heartstrings character. Shortly after being cast, Shin Hye has begun to take special gayageum lessons from traditional music professors to prepare for her character. Her enthusiasm and repeated practices have caused recurring blisters to form on her fingertips.

When asked about her character, Park Shin Hye said "When I first encountered Lee Gyu Won's gayageum, it seemed clumsy. But that's deceiving because the sound of it is very charming. Too bad I lack the time to admire the attractive sounding instrument. I will make use of my spare time to learn and practice as much as possible." she continued "In fact for Lee Gyu Won, rather than being the 'gayageum prodigy' that she seems to be, is under the influence of her grandfather to play the gayageum."

How Gyu Won and Lee Shin(starring Jung Yonghwa) realize and chase their dreams not without some challenges is greatly anticipated.

The drama will air its first episode on June 29.

[Picture] CAPS FTIsland – Hello Hello MV

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[Picture] FTIsland – RETURN Official Photos

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[News] FTIsland, Attained High Rankings Prior to Comeback

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FTIsland displays their everlasting popularity, despite making their comeback after 1 year.
The band released their mini album “RETURN” on all major online music sites on 24th and their album is now ranked within the top 10 positions on sites like, Dosirak, Melon, Mnet, Bugs, etc.
The band’s unique title song, “Hello Hello”, gives emphasis on the band’s strong guitar sounds as well as Lee Hongki’s sorrowful vocals.

FTIsland’s management company, FNC Music said that, “It’s been a while since FTIsland is making a comeback in Korea and they have put in a lot of effort for this album. The members have been practising day and night to show everyone their perfect image.”

FTIsland will have their first comeback stage on Mnet M! Countdown! on 26th May.

[NEWS] Big Bang, IU & C.N. Blue top the charts for pirated goods in April

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Via : squishyblob @ WeHeartIU K-idols

According to webboard chart, Big Bang topped the charts in the singer category, with the highest piracy statistics.
According to ‘C Story’, published by the Korean Copyright Commission, last month, there were altogether 4321 cases of online/offline piracy of Big Bang’s “Tonight”, “Cafe”, and other songs.
In 2nd place was IU (3874 cases), 3rd was SG Wannabe (3366 cases), 4th was CN Blue (2313 cases) and 5th was 4minute (1502 cases).
As for the music category, IU’s “Good Day” (848 cases), Mighty Mouse’s “Tok Tok” (789 cases), Big Bang’s “Tonight” (779 cases).

(*Note: Movie piracy statistics were omitted from this translation. Also, although our anti-piracy project here has come to a close, it’s good practice to keep in mind that you should support your favourite artistes by buying their albums!)

[News] JKS interview at easy magazine

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Start of journey: Complete conquering of China region
On 16 April 2011, amidst the joyous screams of eels present, Jang Keun Suk’s artiste career in China has successfully taken its first step. In the face of Chinese eels’ unwavering loyalty, JKS is apologetic and feels heart-ache. “Flying from Korea to China only takes more than an hour, it’s such a short distance but I only come here now, I’m really sorry.” Hence, feelings of apology has turned into a drive to work. JKS seems determined to pay back his fans’ unwavering support with concrete action – new album, fan-meeting, photograph book, a Chinese official website and Sina blog. Looking at JKS who is trying all ways and means to shorten the proximity between himself and fans, the Chinese eels have not waited for the wrong man.

Childhood actor: The beginning of Fate
In almost all of JKS’ introductions, mention of his childhood actor background is inevitable. In his debut commercial and television drama, little JKS exhibited a lively ingenuity, but this is not a story about a talented child who loved to perform and henceforth stepped on the path of an artiste. In the eyes of JKS the mischievous kid, the biggest benefit of being a child actor is to have a legitimate excuse to skip school, and being on television seemed like a fun thing. He only realised the significance of performing after taking part in a musical at a slightly older age. Looking back at the young JKS who liked performing because he could skip school, performing seems to be a fated destiny for JKS.

Appearance: I have more important things to do
In possession of absolute beautiful appearance, JKS often gets asked questions related to his looks, such as “Are you a vain person?”, “how do you maintain your looks?” or “do you care much about fashion?” And like all handsome guys who are aware of their handsome appearance, JKS never hides the fact that his appearance is an aspect which he is much concerned about, because to an artiste, maintaining their looks in the best condition is almost a professional requisite. So although JKS often stuns everyone with his multi-changing image and good fashion sense, he thinks that he is not a vain person. “When I was younger, maybe I paid more attention to looks, but since I’ve had my own company, I feel there are more important things to do.”

Music: Another area to soar
In the circumstances of “zilch promotion” as JKS was unable to go to Japan to promote his debut single “Let me cry”, his album achieved sales of 119,000 in its first week of release. To understand how amazing it is for a solo singer’s debut album to achieve this, one needs to realise that in Japan, only Kondō Masahiko has achieved this, and no other Korean artiste has achieved this before. JKS did not expect such good results, and this has further reinforced his determination to develop his singing career. His upcoming first EP “Lounge H the First” to be released in China and Southeast Asia will show more of JKS’ musical style.

Easy: You’re the male lead in “You’re my Pet”. When it comes to love relationship, do you want to be a pet that receives much love, or do you want to shower your girlfriend with love as if she’s a pet?
JKS: I like to be giving, so I probably would shower love on my girlfriend as if she’s a pet. I like to express my thoughts and feelings. If I like it, I like it. If I love it, I love it. I’m always very honest in expressing my heartfelt feelings, and I will also express my feelings through various actions. But I have not been in love before, so I don’t know.

[JKS laughs mischievously. In response to JKS’ little joke, Easy journalist told him directly in Korean that he was telling a lie. JKS didn’t expect that the journalist who had been listening quietly to the translator knew Korean, and JKS clapped and laughed. Caught you, JKS!]

Easy: Then do you have any concrete way of showing love?

JKS: I will carry out many events. In contrast to big events, I would rather focus on the small details. For example, when I’m in love, I would write letters to my girlfriend and give her gifts such as flowers. I like chrysanthemums. If the weather is good and I pass by the florist, I will buy chrysanthemums for my girlfriend. For bigger events, I once borrowed a limousine for a date, and arranged for a conducive environment with good lighting and red wine. This can be considered as a big event.”

Easy: What colour will you use to describe yourself?

JKS: In the past, I used white to describe myself, later it became black. But now I dislike black again. So I will use blue to describe myself.

Easy: What animal will you use to describe yourself?

[Easy thought this is a simple question but it unexpectedly threw JKS into deep thought and he even discussed the question with his manager. His manager suggested that JKS was like a bird because it’s free like JKS and is also quite handsome. But JKS came up with his own answer after some thinking.]

JKS: Leopard. One reason is, I like leopard pattern. Actually it’s because I’m really good at running. If I drink alcohol, I can really run very fast. My manager couldn’t catch up with me, so he always says I’m like a leopard.

Manager: Erm, very energetic.

Easy: Recently, the topic of doomsday is mentioned again. If tomorrow is doomsday, what will you do?

JKS: It it’s doomsday, I want to plant an apple tree. Even though it’s doomsday, I don’t want to sink into despair and abandon myself. A tree represents hope and beginning, so I want to plant a tree, and hope that even if humans die out, the tree can still survive.

Easy: What if doomsday is a month later? Does that change the thing you want to do?
(Just now the manager who joined in the talking started to make fun of the question)
Manager: Will your next question be, what if doomsday happens a year later?

Easy: … … No.

JKS: If it’s a month later, I want to drive around the world and travel. Because if doomsday is coming, everywhere will be chaotic without anyone in charge, then I can drive from Korea to North Korea to China and to Europe, and travel round the world in my car.

Easy: Your fellow colleague in “Beethoven Virus” Lee Ji-ah and Jeong U-seong recently announced their relationship. If you fall in love with someone in showbiz, will you announce it publicly?

JKS: No, absolutely not. Because it’s the two of us who are dating. If it’s announced publicly, everyone will focus on our relationship. It feels like we are being scrutinized by the public eye. Although it’s good to have blessings from everyone, it should be more important to the two of us to protect our relationship.

[Picture] JKS Codes Combine Summer

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[Picture] JKS di majalah jepang

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