Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SMTOWN LIVE in Paris confirmed for June!

SM Entertainment’s massive in-house concert, “SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR“, will finally have a stage in Europe!

On April 20th, SM Entertainment revealed, “‘SMTOWN LIVE’ gathered much success and interest from foreign fans during the concerts in Seoul, LA, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Therefore, this upcoming June 10th, we are planning to meet our French music fans at the ‘Le Zenith de Paris’ venue in Paris, France.”

SM Entertainment is the first Korean entertainment company to hold a collaborative concert in Europe. The venue where they will hold the concert is famous for hosting concerts from international superstars like Ne-Yo, The Pussycat Dolls, and the Jonas Brothers.

TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee, and f(x) – who are all scheduled to attend – are also at the center of the K-Pop wave in Europe. Indeed, just last January, a nationwide TV channel called 2TV gave a report on Europe’s Hallyu craze, which cited SM artists as the center of the wave.

BoA will not be attending however.

SM Entertainment stated, “From the Paris concert, we plan for our company’s artists’ to have more global activities – surpassing Asia and extending into America and Europe – by taking advantage of a wide variety of networks.”

So, if you plan on being in Paris in June, don’t miss out on this ground-breaking event!

Source: AsiaE

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‘Strong Heart’ reveals why CNBLUE’s Yonghwa yelled, “Seohyun, I love you!"

CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa displayed his unwavering feelings for SNSD’s Seohyun even in front of Seohyun’s look-a-like, actress Son Eun Seo.

On the April 19th episode of SBS’s “Strong Heart“, Son Eun Seo stated, “Many people say I look like Seohyun. Actually, before SNSD debuted, I shot an advertisement with Yoona. That’s when I first came to know Seohyun.”

The guests sitting around her agreed that she did look like Seohyun, which caused MC Kang Ho Dongto ask Yonghwa, [Since you did "We Got Married" with Seohyun] I think you would know well. Who is prettier?” Yonghwa truthfully answered, “If you look closely, their looks are a little different. In my eyes, Seohyun is prettier.”

Kang Ho Dong, who never misses such an opportunity, wittingly asked, “Do you love Seohyun?”Blushing, Yonghwa yelled out, “Seohyun, I love you!” – gathering much attention from guests and viewers.

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Female Idols Who Would Still Look Awesome Ten Years from Now- dkpopnews

Just in time for Sophie Marceau’s new movie L-age de Raison’s (Dear Me in English) theatrical release in Korea, an interesting poll asking viewers to choose which Korean female idol will still look great ten years from now, like Marceau, was conducted. Despite being 45 years old, Merceau’s (born Sophie Daniele Sylvie Maupu) beauty still radiates. The poll was conducted from April 5th to the 12th. IU and f(x)’s Sulli tied for second with 39% of the votes.

Teenagers IU and Sulli have won the hearts of older fans with their bubbly and energetic personalities. They were followed by Girls’ Generation’s (SNSD) Yoona and KARA’s Goo Hara, who also tied with 11% of the votes each. L-age de Raison (Dear Me) is a romantic movie about a forty year old woman who receives a letter from her seven year old self regarding her future goals and as a result, looks back at her life. L-age de Raison (Dear Me) will premiere in Korean theaters April 28, 2011.

Even ten years from now, IU, Sulli, Yoona, and Goo Hara will still be under thirty. Truth be told, girls are at their prettiest when they’re in their twenties.

Written in Korean by hurlkie@soompi;
translated by hotshotlover30@soompi
Photo by Bong Sook Hee of Studio V (
Shared by hellohazel @ SMTownJja

How are girl groups related to different nations?

On April 18th, a topic on an online community titled “Comparing girl groups’ nation” has garnered considerable attention. Inside the topic are pictures of SNSD, T-ara and other girl groups with a country’s flag next to them in relation to their situation.

This netizen started out by putting SNSD with the American flag, the reason being “the strongest in the world right now.” He continued to mention that “KARA could have rivaled SNSD at one point, but they had internal issues.” As a result, KARA is placed next to a picture of the Russian flag, since at one time America and Russia had the most power in the world.

Since Wonder Girls have expanded into oversea nations such as America, this netizen placed them next to a flag of the United Kingdom because it is “a country unbeaten by the ocean,” referring to Britain’s past oversea expansions and spreading english (hook song) to the world.

4minute is known for their sexy performances, and the group is placed next to Brazil for the famous Samba dance.

Due to problems in the past, T-ara has been placed next to the Japanese flag because Japan’s “problems in the past have not been acknowledged,” which drew laughter among netizens.

2NE1 is compared to China because “China is a developing nation that can rival America [SNSD].

f(x) is compared to Canada because it is still economically dependant on America, miss A is compared to Spain because they are passionate and have a mix of different races, Brown Eyed Girls compared to France who has experienced the revolution at home and abroad (internally and externally) whileSECRET is compared to Italy due to the big gap between rich (big boobs) and poor (small boobs).

Finally After School is next to the Indian flag because “India has the the greatest population and economical growth.

After reading the descriptions, other netizens commented, “The person who made this is very smart”,and “Looking past the jokes, the comparisons are appropriate.

Source: TV Daily via Nate, Indiafiber@6Theory forums

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