Daily Archives: May 13, 2012

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley & Second-Adopted Baby Girl Visits Friends

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: US Weekly – Nicole Eggenberger

Photo Credit: INF  Photo

Posted: Sunday May 13, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m PST


According to US Weekly,  Katherine Heigl and  husband Josh Kelley recently adopted  their second child.

Heigl and singer Kelley, 32, married in 2007 and adopted their first child,  daughter Naleigh, from South Korea in 2009.



SHINee “Sherlock” Changed Their Style “We Are Driven By Our Fans’ Expectations”

Blogged  By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: The Korea Times – Kwaak Je-yup

Media Credit: Photo (The Korea Times) / Video (S.M.Entertainment)

Posted: Sunday May 13, 2012 @2:00 p.m. PST



When the five members of SHINee (pronounced SHY-nee) sat down for an interview with The Korea Times, Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin sacrificed a much-need break before a live performance. But they wore their professional faces, eager to take their best shot at explaining the reason behind their success.

“We show something new with every release,” said Onew. “Initially, we can feel a bit awkward (in the new shoes), but then we fill them.”
“We don’t follow trends,” Jonghyun added. “That’s probably why.”
But that fails to rationalize how the four-year-old group upstaged agency mates such as Girls’ Generation and Super Junior with more experience under their belts, at SM Entertainment’s collective showcase in New York last October. Jon Caramanica of the New York Times summarized them as “the most ambitious” of the evening.


Their appeal could be deconstructed into several elements.
One is their colorful avant-garde style, put together by fashion designer Ha Sang-beg. Since day one, when they debuted with “Replay” in 2008, vivid Candy Land hues — especially on their trousers — garnered as much attention as their music. Even these days, as seen on the cover of the latest single “Sherlock,” released late March, SHINee are bursting with color.

“Much has evolved over the years,” said Ha in a phone interview, “since I change their styles to reflect their music.”
But he admits a sense of continuity: “The feel from their debut single still exists, mixing the overground (sic) with the underground, haute couture with street fashion … but it is very modern, like SHINee.”

Their boyish charm has also been an enormous factor in winning a considerable female following, young and adult. In particular the latter’s loyalty is a phenomenon most associated with the group, with newcomers trying to emulate the “adorable young man” formula with a mixed rate of success. At showcases, women in their late 20s and older scream their names in ecstasy.


Then, there are the musical creations by the world’s most sought-after producers, like Thomas Troelsen, Thomas Eriksen and Mikkel Remme Sigvardt to name a few. The predominantly Nordic teams feed the group with tracks that sound both impossibly polished and cutting-edge. Amplified through the members’ enviable voices, especially Jonghyun’s that packs the most punch of all boy bands in Korea, their music seems invincible.

But the members’ answer is quite simple: thirst for success.
“We work hard because we are driven by our fans’ expectations,” said Minho.

If their most important aim is to please, they can pat themselves on the back several times. In about four years, SHINee has established itself as one of the most popular groups in the Korean market. They have also been at the forefront of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, recording various firsts. Last year they became the first Asian group to perform at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, best known for its ties to the Beatles. Their 20-date Japanese tour, which started last week, is completely sold out.
The need to delight the audience is even stronger abroad, the band says.

“We can’t deny that we feel a sense of responsibility. We’re singing abroad in Korean,” said Jonghyun. “We’ve got to work hard as representatives.”
The SM Entertainment artists are well-known for their composure, and the five members cut a similarly innocuous figure. Only when they started speaking about their individual aspirations did they peel off the “perfect” skin a little — in one case literally.

“I really want to study more. So I bought a textbook recently,” said Onew. Only after insisting did he reveal the subject, which was nowhere near expected: human anatomy.

Taemin, who has consistently been called the prettiest of the five, revealed that he was drawn to and would like to try hard to create the sounds of superstar DJ Skrillex and heavy metal band Korn.

Key, mum for most of the hour, said he wanted to study abroad, mingling with ordinary people.
“I actually joined the company while I was preparing to leave Korea,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be any subject in particular. I want to experience the school life.”

Minho and Taemin also agreed.
“I want a routine lifestyle, one that has a schedule; ours is irregularly regular,” said Minho, alluding to the fact that the recording and performing cycle repeats itself but that the daily life remains unpredictable to them.

Taemin wanted to go on a class trip, which he most probably gave up after becoming a trainee at a very early age.
Jonghyun was actually the first one to jump in and respond, which was simple and determined: “I’d like to live alone. I’ve never done that before.”
With a tour around the corner, it seemed that these wishes would have to be put on hold for a little longer, yet it was apparent from their voices, quiet but markedly unwavering, that they yearned to grow up and experience the world — and become great artists. For more, visit enewsworld.com.

About SHINee
SHINee are a five-member boy band, consisting of Onew, 22, Jonghyun, 22, Key, 20, Minho, 20 and Taemin, 18. They made their debut in May 2008 — back when they were all teenagers — with the EP “Replay.”

The eponymous single was a instant hit, in particular with its line about “Nuna (older sister), you’re so pretty” with the adult female demographic.
The band followed it up with their first full-length album “The SHINee World,” including songs “Love Like Oxygen,” another hit.
After winning several new artist awards at the end of 2008, SHINee released their second and third EPs “Romeo” and “Year of Us” in 2009.
The group’s second studio album “Lucifer” came out the following year and SHINee demonstrated their catchy style in music, dance and fashion.
The choreography of “Lucifer” with its bounce gesture was widely imitated and parodied among Korean entertainers and fans on YouTube, contributing to the song’s success.

While participating in SM Town Live concerts in Tokyo, Paris and New York last year, the group released their first Japanese studio album “The First” in November.
In March, SHINee made their Korean comeback after a year and a half with new mini album “Sherlock,” which mashed up the tracks “Clue” and “Note.” A Japanese version of the song will be released on May 16.
The boy band began a concert tour of Japan in Fukuoka on April 25 and will continue through Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo and Hiroshima, with a projected total audience of 250,000.

K-pop boy band SHINee, who are in their fourth year as professional singers, ar gaining renewed popularity with their latet single “Sherlock.”
They are, from left, Onew, Taemin, Jonghyun, Minho, and Key. Story Credit: Kwaak Je-yup Photo Credit: The Korea Times


Members of K-pop boy band SHINee pose in a photoshoot to promote the group’s latest EP, “Sherlock.” Story Credit: The Korea Times – Kwaak Je-yup
Photo Credit: S.M. Entertainment


The cover art of “Sherlock,” SHINee’s new EP.Story Credit: The Korea Times -Kwaak Je-yup Photo Credit: S.M. Entertainment



Ryan Gosling, Liam Hemsworth, Ryan Kwanten, Bruce Springsteen, George Clooney, Jaejoong With Their Mothers

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: People

Photo Credit: People via (X17)  / People via (Amanda Schwab / Startraks) People via  (DPA/ Landov) / People via (Mark Turgeon/Splash News Online) / People via (Dave Allocca/Startraks) /  (soulofaiharafaz.blogspot.com)

Posted: Sunday May 13, 2012 @12:50 p.m. PST

Ryan Gosling with his mother Donna. Don’t stop believin’! When it comes to Ol’ Saint Nick, the actor’s mom, Donna, keeps faith alive. “My mother still believes in Santa Claus,” said Gosling, here strolling through New York City with mom in January. “We tried to break it to her once, but she wasn’t having it.”  
Liam Hemsworth with his mother Leonie. What’s the best motherly advice the actor ever received? “Eat your greens,” he revealed. “That’s why I’m so big.” At 6’5″, the Aussie heartthrob towers over mom Leonie, who served as his date to Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Awards on March 5. 
Ryan Kwanten with his mother Kris. Although millions of viewers have grown accustomed to the True Blood star’s near nude scenes, he prefers mom Kris be kept in the dark. “Fortunately for me, Jason wasn’t too revealed in that first episode, so I got out of it nicely, I think,” said the Aussie actor – who only had eyes for his mother at the July 2011 Hugo fashion show in Berlin, Germany – about the fourth season’s premiere episode. 
Bruce Springsteen with his mother Adele Ann and niece. It takes three to tango! “The Boss” along with mom Adele Ann and his niece hit the stage and showed off their fancy footwork during a performance of “Dancing in the Dark” at New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 6. “Not too bad for almost 90,” the legendary rocker pointed out. 
George Clooney with his mother Nina. Sorry, Stacy! After his arrest in March, the good-humored actor made his first call from jail to the other woman in his life, mom Nina. “Something never changes,” Clooney joked with reporters about his close ties with mom, who accompanied the actor to the N.Y.C. premiere of The Ides of March last October. 
Jaejoong (JYJ / TVXQ) with his adopted mother.