Saturday, November 14, 2009

SHINee Ring Ding Dongs without Onew on Music Bank

Last week, SHINee had special guests to perform with as they had Super Junior's Yesung and Leeteuk filling in one at a time as Jonghyun and Onew took turns being absent due to their diagnose with swine flu.

Today on Music Bank, SHINee performed their hit-song Ring Ding Dong, but yet again they were missing a member and leader, Onew, who is still not fully fit and recovering from swine flu. Unfortunately this time they performed as a 4 member group, without any fill in for Onew.

Let's hope that we see a full-member SHINee performance soon!

source : allkpop

Exam Time For Your Favorite Idols!

It's that time of the year: EXAM TIME!

On the 12th of November, the 3rd year High School students will be taking their "sooneung (수능)" which is equivalent to the SAT's. Most students have been preparing for this test all year (more like all their lives), and the young celebrity idols are no exception to this population.

So, who's taking the test?

2AM's Jung Jin Woon, 4Minute's Jeon Ji Yoon and Heo Ga Yoon, SHINee's Minho, and FT Island's Jae Jin are only some of the idols in the bunch.

4 out of 6 members of the rookie group, BEAST, Yong Jun Hyung, Jang Hyun Seung, Lee Ki Gwang, and Son Dong Woon, will be taking the test.

2NE1's CL should be taking the exam, however, she will not because she is very occupied with 2NE1's upcoming album. Also, because of the busy schedules of Kara's Nicole and Goo Hara, they will not be taking the exam. Nicole, who does not have a Korean high school diploma because she came from America, is preparing to take the qualification exam (검정고시) which is taken by those who do not have a high school diploma to get into college.

On the other hand, many celebrities are getting recruited from colleges these days.

Recently, Girl's Generation's Yuri, and Big Bang's Seung Ri were accepted into JoongAng University and DongGuk University's School of Theater and Film. Also, Girl's Generation's Seohyun, and Son Dambi were admitted into other prestigious schools.

Will this year's applicants have as much success as the previous year's?

All we can do is wish them GOOD LUCK!!

source : allkpop

SHINee headed to the Philippiness

According to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), popular boy group SHINee along with rap duo Mighty Mouth will be heading to the Philippines on November 27th to perform a free K-pop concert for the fans. From the article:

"For Pinoy K-pop fans, November is the season to be jolly. To cap the year-long celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Philippines, the Korean Embassy will hold on November 19-27 the Korean Cultural Festival, which will let Filipinos have a taste of Korean food, dance, music, theater, and arts.

But the most-awaited event in the week-long festival is the free K-pop concert scheduled on November 27. It will feature popular Korean front acts like boyband Shinee, jazz band Winterplay, and energetic rap duo Mighty Mouth. In an email message to PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Blaise Regacho, Executive Assistant on Economic & Cultural Affairs for the Korean Embassy, said the concert was borne out of several petitions by avid K-pop fans in the country, to bring Korean stars to the Philippines. Shinee was the first group they were able to get, she added." - PEP

Good news for the K-pop fans in the Philippines. Hopefully SHINee's Onew is fully recovered from swine flu before he heads to the country. Boys Over Flowers star Kim Bum recently visited the Philippines to film a CF with Maja Salvador. Thanks to nins for the tip and remember to visit the SFI Forums.

source : allkpop

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ring Ding Dong with Lee Teuk

With a Sephiroth-inspired music video and a hot cameo this week, it's no surprise that SHINee is ringing its way up the charts and dominating music shows. Although hot contenders BEAST and MBLAQ have been gaining substantial followings, they couldn't beat out their senior male group on Inkigayo. Congrats to SHINee for their second Mutizen with Ring Ding Dong!

After Jonghyun reportedly fully recovered from swine flu, many people were looking forward to the return to normal stages with the original five members, and were fully dismayed upon the discovery that Onew had fallen victim to the swine flu trend as well. Instead of performing as an Onew-less quartet, the remaining boys swapped their leader for Super Junior's main man Leeteuk. Check out the performance below:

The SuJu leader made his appearance during the latter half of the performance, showing some SM family love for his junior idols. It's definitely interesting to see this "special stage" of sorts, but we hope that Onew makes a recovery soon! Make sure to check out SHINee's elastically fan-tastic international forum.

Many thanks to CodeMonmonSeason4 for videos.

source : allkpop

SHINee’s Onew gets Swine Flu

The curse of the swine flu seems to have struck SHINee. Having only just reported hours earlier that Jonghyun had recovered fully from swine flu, it was reported now that SHINee's leader, Onew has also been hit by it.

The announcement came at around 6pm on 7th November as it was reported that Onew had developed a gentle, mild fever last night. He was sent to the hospital today and tests have shown that he has contracted swine flu.

Onew has been prescribed Tamiflu and is now back home resting.

The other three SHINee members, Key, Minho and Taemin were also tested for precaution, and neither of them have shown any symptoms of the illness fortunately.

So that explains why SHINee wasn't performing on Music Core as scheduled today.

So with Onew at home resting, it might look like SHINee will be performing as a 4-member group instead on the 8th November episode of Inkigayo. But it was revealed that Super Junior's leader, Leeteuk will take the place of Onew for tomorrow.

SHINee’s Jonghyun is fully recovered

During the four days of Jonghyun's absence due to his diagnosis of swine flu, the fans had to suffer the unbearable emptiness on the stage. Although his spot was filled with Super Junior's Yesung, SHINee did not "shine" as brightly as when they were together. But no worries now! It seems like Jonghyun is finally free from the virus. It has been reported that Jonghyun is now fully recovered from the flu, but not quite to return back to his activities yet.

SM Entertainment stated,

"Jonghyun is fully recovered from the swine flu. However, his physical condition is still not the best, so we will have to see."

Jonghyun showed his strong desire to return on stage as well. Since he could not face the members himself because of the airborne H1N1 virus, he filmed a word of encouragement for his members and called each one of them before the performance. He also delivered a heartfelt apology for not being able to be with them. Now, that's what I call friendship!

Meanwhile, SHINee was recently triple-crowned for their song, Ring Ding Dong for not only on SBS Inkigayo and KBS Music Bank, but also on this month's Mnet's M! Countdown. Hope to see you soon, Jonghyun!

source : allkpop

SHINee performs Ring Ding Dong with SuJu’s Yesung