August 17th, 2009


Story of Four Flowers photo book to be released

Just when you thought you won't be hearing about it, at least not so soon. It was revealed today that a Boys Over Flowers photo book will soon be released in Korea and Japan, to further cash in on the popularity of the drama which created a storm earlier in the year.

The photo book which is titled Story of Four Flowers (SOFF), captures the F4 members of Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon at their charming best, with pre-orders beginning on 17th August. Even though the publisher are only taking in pre-orders at the moment for the 168 pages photo book, the response have been very encouraging. It was revealed that fans who buy the photo book will be able to see the F4 members, together with the natural beautiful scenery of Korea as the backdrop, showcasing a different charisma from their drama characters. There will also be a DVD included which contains private movie clips.

Cheesy title for a photo book but it will be like a bible for fans.

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The photo book will be officially released on 5th September.

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Jewelry releases more comeback album concept photos

4-member female group Jewelry releases more individual concept photos for their comeback 6th album.

The photos were revealed on 17th August online. In the photo, the 4 members displayed their different charms, heightening the anticipation for the group’s comeback. There were especially much attention to the golden wig that Seo InYoung dons for the photo.

Their company promised, “The girls will show an even more unique image for their MV, please look forward to it.”

Meanwhile, Jewelry released the song ‘Strong Girl’ off their comeback album today, the album will be released on 25th August in full.


Is anyone else getting a 2NE1 vibe from these photos? To me, it looks like CL, Bom, Dara, and Mimzy. Jewlery is a lot prettier though ^^. Seo In Young is such a Glamor Goddess!
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After School AMOLED Dance MV

A few days ago, After School's rehearsal video for the full AMOLED dance was released on Korean websites. The video shows off their powerful dance moves and perfect synchronization! There are even a few NG cuts at the end! Son Dam Bi is not included in this video.


I was astonished when I saw this video. These girls are definitely the best dancing rookie girl group. I had thought maybe it was 4minute, but after this video I had to bump them down to second.
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Brave Brothers teases with preview to title song ‘Invisible’

The Brave Brothers released the teaser MV to his upcoming solo album ‘Attitude’ title song ‘Invisible’ featuring singers Son DamBi and Lee MinWoo on 17th August.

The MV is directed by the same director who did Son DamBi’s ‘Crazy’, Saturday Night’ MVs and also After School’s ‘Ah’ and ‘Diva’ MVs. This is an album 8 years in preparation by The Brave Brothers, and in the MV, Son DamBi has also don the futurism image.

The album will be released tomorrow on 18th August on and offline.

Source: sookyeong & jaeuraznmv1
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2PM members TaekYeon and JunSu on 2PM fanmeeting

It has been known that group 2PM members had taken part in their first fanmeeting even though their health conditions were not at their best.

2PM had their 1st fanmeeting with their official fanclub Hottest on 15th August in GwangWoon University. It was known that members JunSu had a nosebleed and TaekYeon has suffered much from singing as he had previously undergone a surgery for his vocal cords.

JunSu has undergone a surgery for rhinitis during early August after the group’s 3rd single’s activities ended. And still recovering from the operation, he has suffered bleeding during their performance at the fanmeeting. And that was why he appeared at the fanmeeting wearing a mask.

And for TaekYeon, he has undergone surgery for his vocal cords a week before. And for the fanmeeting, it was known that he has over-exerted himself during the practice for the fanmeeting. But still, for his solo performance at the fanmeeting, he has received great responses from the fans present.

He also performed together with Baek Ji Young, special guest appearance on the fanmeeting, with ‘My Ear’s Candy’.

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hyungjoon, junjin, etc cast in "super star"

SS501 Kim HyungJoon together with JunJin and Son HoYoung have been cast for hallyu drama Super Star. There will be about 30 hallyu stars participating for this drama, set to bring the hallyu closer to fans in Asia, such as Bae SeulGi, Baby VOX Shim EunJin, Ahn JaeMo, Lee TaeSeong and Seo JiYeong etc.

There will be 10 movie directors involved in this project and will consist of 10 episodes. The first episode will be "The Grape Prince covered in needles" directed by Lee CheolHa and will feature Ahn JaeMo, Shim EunJin, Cha HwaYeon, etc.

It is said that this project will give opportunities to singers to take part in dramas, breaking the stereotype that singers cannot act, and also riding on the hallyu wave. "Super Star" will be aired later this year in Thailand and also other parts of Southeast Asia.

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Dae-sung to Undergo Surgery This Week

Dae-sung, a member of pop idol group Big Bang, is expected to undergo surgery this week due to injuries he sustained during last week's car accident.

Dae-sung, 20, had his nose and orbital bones broken in the accident that took place near Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, last Tuesday, while returning to Seoul after shooting SBS television program "The Family Is Out!"

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Giselle - in the throng
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seohyun and nicole's friendship a hot topic

SNSD's Seohyun and Kara's Nicole have displayed their warm friendship, causing it to become a hot topic amongst fans.

Seohyun is a member of SNSD, the nation’s most popular girl group, and Nicole is a member of Kara. The strong friendship between them has been captured in pictures which have been revealed online, and they are causing quite a stir among netizens.

These two groups are the nation's representative girl groups, so they could have been competing rivals, but they instead share a warm friendship with each other that is beautiful to see.

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:> They really look adorable together. Kinda wonder what the dynamic of their friendship must be like, since SeoHyun is so shy and timid and Nicole is so outgoing and expressive.

ss501 Damage control. “Just a vacation with friend”

Idol group SS501 member Kim HyunJoong and Heo YeongSang have came out to clarify about a recent paparazzi.

on 17th August, one of the media in HongKong reported, “Kim HyunJoong and Heo YeongSaeng has flew in to HongKong secretly and enjoyed vacation with a female.”

With that DSP Media said, “The boys went over to HongKong after their Japanese Budokan performance and went on a vacation trip with 8 other friends they have known since elementary school. The media has only caught and reported the scene where YeongSaeng and one of the female friends going into a cab.

The company knows about them going on a vacation with their close friends. The paparazzi reports are not real. The boys will be flying back to Korea soon.

SS501 previously opened their first Asia concert tour in Seoul on 1st and 2nd August.


Minhwan is a Kara fanboy

No, F.T. Island's Minhwan didn't have a confession on a Variety show, but people say actions are louder than words... and here's an example of the former.

As Kara was finishing up their performance on August 13th's M! Countdown, F.T. Island was set to perform immediately after. However, Minhwan seemed to be more concentrated on KARA than his own performance. As F.T. Island's song started he was caught by surprise and immediately turned around with a shocked looked on his face. He started to play the drums, but he seemed like he couldn't get enough of Kara, because he looked back at them two more times... even as the performance began!
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lol, Minhwan is so cute :)

SS501 in HongKong Picking up Gals, Heo Young Saeng throwing Cigarette Butt

Korean Boyband 「SS501」leader, Kim Hyun Joong and Heo Young Saeng were seen late night yesterday at Hong Kong Lam Kuai Fong with 2 hot looking gals. Gals who spotted them were screaming and the 2 of them were seen taking a cab together with the gals leaving. Before leaving, Heo Young Saeng was seen throwing the cigarette butt and touching his lower body.

Kim Hyun Joong appearing at Lam Kawi Fong
SS501 had came for their fan meeting in late June. Maybe due to their tight schedule, they were unable to enjoy and have fun. After a month, Kim Hyun Joong and Heo Young Saeng was found to be in Hong Kong secretly enjoying the night life. Last night at around 1:30am, Kim Hyun Joong was seen at Lam Kwai Fong which cause some stirring among the ladies crowd. He had a can of "Red Bull" and was looking around for someone. After 5mins, a man holding 2 bottle of "Red Bull" appeared calling out to him. It was Heo Young Saeng.
2 of them walked to Wellington Street and met up with 2 gals wearing black spaghetti strap dress. When Heo Young Saeng saw the gals, he was smiling happily while the 2 gals were talking to Kim Hyun Joong non stop. Thereafter, Kim Hyun Joong flagged down a cab and was very gentlemanly opening the door for the gals to board. On the other hand, Heo Young Saeng was smoking and before boarding the cab, he took 2 more puffs and threw the cigarette butt on the ground without putting it off and touched his lower body. Thus was being said as inconsiderate and rude.

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No offence to SS501 fans... I love them too.. I just find this news real ridiculous.. and please bear in mind that.. most HK and TW's reporters loves to stirr up news.. IMO

sohee/sunny look-a-like! Y/N?

A SNSD / Girls' Generation's Sunny and Wonder Girls' Sohee look-a-like has emerged!

Kim Jin Hee, a student at DongDuk Women's University, made her appearance on the 16th through variety show KBS 2TV Challenge! Golden Ladder. The so-called look-a-like, given the nickname "DongDuk Women's University's Queen of Queen" and "DongDuk Women's University's Sohee", captured the attention of many viewers with her appearance on the show.

On the same show, Kim Jin Hee sang and performed Wonder Girls' "Tell Me" and Girls' Generation's "Gee", which is garnering much interest. In particular, Kim Jin Hee mastered Sohee's trademark "Omona" face expression, which shook the hearts of the MCs, Lee Teuk and Boom. On a side note, when choosing between Lee Teuk and Boom, Kim Jin Hee expressed, Honestly, I like Boom more than Lee Teuk."

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i like that she picked boom over leeteuk, lol. i would have done the same...?

New 4-member mixed group B2Y to bring the disco craze back

4-member group B2Y (Babyboys To Yearningirls) is set to debut in the Kpop zone.

With members born in 1988 – JinWoong, Rika, Nara and eldest HanYeon (26) will bringing the disco craze to the teenagers.</b> Normally for a group 1 to 2 of the members will be the main vocal while the others will be the rapper and doing the dancing, but for B2Y there will be 3 main vocals and 1 rapper.

They will be bringing up the retro craze with songs of the same feelings as ABBA’s ‘Mama Mia’ and Grease’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Even though this is the genre which people in the 30s and 40s will be familiar be, this group will be targeting at the teenager listeners.

All 4 members are known to be mulitainer who are vocally strong, ability to play musical instruments and also winners at ‘UlJjang competition’.

Rika, who took part in the musical ‘Rent’ this year, is also known to be the merry-maker of the group. While JinWoong who is currently in a theatre group in university and was the lead vocal to a downtown rock band.

Nara who graduated from national arts high school, won a daesang at the national traditional music competition performing the gayageum. HanYeon, who is the leader of the group, debuted as a uljjang model and is versed in drums percussion performance.

This group is a group groomed by Lee JungMoo who did music for Kim JongKook and Jo SungMo etc for a few years.


Honestly, I'm only posting this because I first read B2Y as BY2, so I thought the Singaporean twins, BY2, were debuting in Korea, LOL!

Multitainer = Multi-entertainer. Or all-rounded entertainer.