August 20th, 2009

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Three Members Of TVXQ "Focusing Completely On The First Hearing"

The three members of TVXQ who are currently in a dispute with their agency SM Entertainment, YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu are completely focused on preparing for the first hearing.

On the 17th, a representative of Sejong law firm, that is aiding the three members, told Money Today Star News that, "We are preparing for the first hearing that will be soon," and "TVXQ's stand and SME's Stand on this situation have not changed at all."

He also said, "As they are still under SM Entertainment, all five of them are completing the schedules they have been given."

The three members' lawsuit's first hearing will be held on the 21st this month.

The three members of TVXQ filed for an Exclusive Contract Validity Suspension and Provisional Disposition Request against their agency SM Entertainment on July 31st asking for their release from their exclusive contract. They also filed for a Preservation of Evidence request so that they could calculate the exact amount of their income. TVXQ's leader U-Know Yunho and youngest member Choikang Changmin did not participate in this lawsuit.

Source: [star news+Yuaerubi]
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DaeSung & Bashing Haters… Seriously?

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As many of you know, Big Bang’s DaeSung is recovering from a successful, 4 hour long, surgery. But, what waited him wasn’t a whole a lot of ‘get well’ balloons and cards, but instead bashing comments that made him suffer once again.

On August 11th, after a filming of ’Family Outing,’ on the slippery road had gotten in a car accident injuring his nose bone and his back bone. However, on the 19th, YG Entertainment stated that “After a four hour long surgery, overall it was a success,” and then stated “Moving is still uncomfortable for him and we are worrying about him ‘Family Outing’ schedule. The netizens answers back by saying:

* We are happy the surgery went well
* Hurry up and get better!

Meanwhile, the fans were sending him congrats/get well messages, along with the rise of DaeSung’s military issues, some netizens bashed at him for it. Military issues had caused a lot of problems for Koreans. The singer Psy, even decided to go back again to the military when the netizens found out about his military problems. Another arising topic for more bashing is plastic surgery. With netizens’ keen eyesight looking for “plastic surgery,” these people who bashed on DaeSung wasn’t to happy about it fixing his nose at all. Luckily the fans answered back to these bashers:

* Please think before you say that to a sick person, if you were the one in the accident can you say that?
* Aren’t you guys being too harsh? Think about it if you were hurt!


NYLON's September issue interview with GD translated!

the sex


Before the shooting team arrived, there was already another shoot going on. G-Dragon was shooting pictures for the jacket of his first solo album. However the scene where white gowns and needles were scattered was quickly clean up and started the cover shoots. G-Dragon's face was darkish. His new concept for his solo album is his blond hair, but since he wanted to keep it a secret until the release; he said that we wore black hats even on the very hot days. He was quicker and calmer than I thought, and he enjoyably posed various poses so that the photographer didn't even need to order him around. He was the first male model decorating the cover for so make-up artist Im Hae-Kyung wanted to give a strong feeling. "Since G-Dragon's eyes aren't that big we always pay attention to his eye make-up and this time he's the cover model so I paid more attention to his eye lining to give a more stronger feel. The key point of his look today is the blond hair so I barely put any color on his lips." I asked G-Dragon if he wasn't hungry and tired because of the shoots since morning without eating. G-Dragon gave us a manly answer "I have a lot of energy and I think of photo shoots as playing- I enjoy it very such so it's not as tiring for me as the people around me are concerned about.", and moved places saying he had to go do some recording for his album.

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wooowwwww. is it a bit presumptuous of me to say that I wish I was friends with this kid? also I would like to apologize to the mods for my somehow always managing to mess posts up.

Original article from NYLON magazine here.
Magazine scans from bbflow.
Scan by 한숨 @ bbflow, retouching by 보니 @ bbflow
Translations by beau @ bbvipz here.
girl // lips & sky

All About DBSK 3 Video Spam!

Giganormous YT video post, jsyk. Definitely worth watching. ;]

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I've been trying to resist watching any rips, but I should have known: resistance is futile.
Editing this post as more videos pop out.

ETA: Added miscellaneous clips & switched the DBSK in Saipan parts into a more proper order.
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Park Han Byul’s Interview (ISplus)

KP’s note: Park Han Byul’s Se7en-related excerpts are part of the “drinking interview” series by ISplus where a journalist interviews the celebrity over a dinner and alcoholic drinks. This one in particular took place at a pork restaurant on June 21 and was published five days later. I usually don’t go back to post photos or articles that over a month old, but I thought that this one’s interesting because it was published just after Se7en went public about being in a seven-year relationship with Park Han Byul. Her answers give some insight into their long denied relationship, and since I never wrote a couple alert for them (because really – who needed to be alerted?), I thought that this might be nice.

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Source: ISplus
Via: KPCulture

THIS IS SO CUTE OMGGGG. Top 1% of the good guys in Korea goddamn.

After School’s UEE in idol drama!

Joining the ranks of Lee HongKi and Jang Geun Suk, will be After School's UEE, in the idol drama "You're Beautiful."

UEE will be playing the role of the nations "younger sister-like" top star. Kind of like how Wonder Girls' Sohee is considered Korea's ideal younger sister.

The pilot episode will air on October 7th, 2009.


She's here, she's there, she's everywhere!

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SHINee photobook part II NIGHT.

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The expected release date is September 15th and the photobook will come with a 40-50 minute long DVD. The listed price is 24,000won and it's already available for preordering on many Korean sites including the source.


slkjdf so excited it'll be out on my birthday XD but seriously, if they decide to release a LE set that has extra gifts i'll CRY.
Michael Jackson - Popcorn

The Bunny Meets the Wonder Girls

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So I met The Wonder Girls tonight and I must say that they are so insanely sweet that it’s a little crazy. They are currently on tour with The Jonas Brothers… they were only supposed to do 13 dates with the boys, but they were lucky enough to stick with the tour much much longer and I caught up with them on stop #39. (yea, wow… that’s more that 13).

The girls were nice enough to give me a few minutes of their time and I got to know them a bit. They are all thrilled to be bringing their music to the US (they’ve been around for 3 years, had a hit reality show and are currently on their 4th album everywhere else but the US!)… although at first it was a little bit weird when no one knew them during meet and greets. Oh, and don’t fret about getting them confused! Everyone does it, and it doesn’t bother them (although, I wouldn’t walk around just calling them, ‘Hey you’, you gotta at least try to tell them apart).

Visit their official site here and show them some love.

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Damn have the girls been doing the blog rounds lately or what?

GDragon - Blonde Ambition for W magazine

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팬사이트에만 퍼감 허용합니다. 홈페이지 게시물 직링크도 하지 마세요.
비공개 사이트라고 해서 쪽지 신고 안오는거 아니니 퍼가지 마세요.

본 화보를 악의적인 목적으로 퍼가는 것을 금합니다.
퍼가실 때는 BB-FLOW로 출처표기해주시고 본인 계정으로 바꿔서 2차 변형-수정-편집 없이 가져가 주세요.
로고 삭제, 핸드폰 배경등으로 작업해 재업하는 것 역시 금합니다.

퍼가실 때는 이 문구도 다 가져가주세요.
= post those up on fansites, to credit properly, not to change anything on the scans and not to use for malicious (???) purposes [ as explained by the uploader at soompi ]
sources : 보니 @ BB FLOW and shinhdeplol in THIS post - there is no exact source, as I took these from the post at soompi which doesn't cite the exact origin of the pics, just bb flow .
(hyori) pink on top

3 Members Of TVXQ, "We Don't Want To Disband Even If We Move Agencies"

TVXQ and SM Entertainment (SME), who are currently in a dispute over TVXQ's exclusive contract, have both stated that they do not wish for a disbandment of the group.

The first hearing for the lawsuit TVXQ's YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu filed against SM began on the 21st at 10:20 am.

At this hearing, SME's representative lawyer said, "We hope that through this trial, any misunderstandings that have arisen between SME and the three members will be taken care of so that the two sides can have a better relationship and mature as a star who will lead the 2nd Hallyu Wave and his companion," and "SME has unlimited affection for the three members, and SME has big visions for TVXQ, they've even considered introducing TVXQ into Hollywood so we hope this ends well."

The three members' lawyer said, "If you look at Shinhwa, although each member is in a different agency, they still perform as one group and the three members, even if they move agencies, do not wish to disband."

The three members of TVXQ filed for an Exclusive Contract Validity Suspension and Provisional Disposition Request against their agency SM Entertainment on July 31st. They also filed for a Preservation of Evidence Request to be able to calculate their exact income.

The three members asked for a suspension of their contract due to unlawful clauses but SME stated that the three members were filing this lawsuit due to a conflict because of their cosmetic company; both sides refused to back down from their statements. Leader U-Know Yunho and youngest member Choikang Changmin did not participate in this lawsuit.

But both sides agreed that they did not want a disbandment to occur. A lot of attention is being focused on this trial from the entertainment business and fans.

On the 20th, 120,000 TVXQ fans submitted 12 volumes worth of petitions to the Seoul District Courts, where the lawsuit is being dealt with, stating their objection against SM Entertainment's unlawful contract.

Source: [star news+DNBN]
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hollywood? plz, no. but mmm it's finally started.


Big Bang TV Episode 8 released & subbed

Big Bang TV EP-8 is now graciously translated for the non-Korean-speaking fans. It features a heavy load of GD-TV, and gives a look into the process of preparation for the release of his album. Also features Ga Ho, the insanely adorable puppy, providing injections of cuteness as necessary. Enjoy!

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Videos: 1, 2, 3, & 4 courtesy of iBigBangsubs
Translator: peacelovebigbang @ youtube
Subbed: xalejandravip @ youtube
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B2Y member HanYeon goes way back with SS501 Kim Hyun Joong

A photo of Han Yeon from upcoming 4-member group B2Y posing with SS501 Kim Hyun Joong has been circulating online recently.

It was known that the 2 had trained together during 2001 and 2002 and the photo was taken during that time. It was known that HanYeon was selected out of 500 participants during Mnet audition. He has gained popularity even from back then, with a fancafe of 10K members set up for him.

It was also known that HanYeon, who is known for his great dancing skills and together with Kim HyunJoong got through an audition from an entertainment company and were preparing to debut as a 5-member group together. Back then HanYeon was decided the team leader and Kim HyunJoong was the youngest in the group.

But the group did not get to debut and Kim HyunJoong debuted first as part of group SS501.

Meanwhile B2Y will release their first minialbum on ‘나!원!참!’ on 20th August.

Source: sookyeong

Some information about B2Y here if you missed it the first time round.
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T-ara Interview!

T-ara's title track 'Lies' in the words of leader Eunjeong is a song about a sad break-up story.

T-ara is the group that debuted to the music world through the arts program, Golden Fishery. Right after the broadcast, fans interest for the group went up, and more interest came up once they debuted their title track for everyone.

However, 'All the controversy that came up about the live performances on the music programs and the drama that Jiyeon is currently working on has blasted us awake of what we really are. We weren't prepared for what our schedule brought for us, and it sometimes becomes extremely tiring' was what T-ara said.

Recently, the girls performed songs from 90's group sensations S.E.S. and Fin.KL. They said that they remember shedding tears when they read that people thought the performance was pure.

Sunbae friends SeeYa and Davichi are always alongside T-ara cheering for them. They always tell T-ara to keep a smile up all the time.

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They are so precious and sincere! I hope they become very successful! They're such pleasant young girls. They're so honest and have such great heads on their shoulders. :)


Korea loves Gucci's FW '09 collection and their shiny leggings

The '09 Gucci FW collection Fashion show Was opened on the evening of the 20th in Seoul Walkerhill hotel.

The 80 years old rockandroll & disco stage connected with Gucci 09 FW fashion show had its first fashion show
after Kim Hee Sun gave birth. Kim Hee Ae, Lee HyoRi, Han ChaeYoung, Kim Jungeun, Um JungHwa, LeeHyeYoung,
Lee Sora, Park Siyeon, Jung RyeoWon, LeeYeonHee, Kong HyoJin, Cha YeRyeon, Kim SoEun and Lee Jung Jae, Kwon SangWoo, Kim MinJoon,
Kim SungSoo, Lee Chunhee, Lee MinKi, Lee KiWoo, who are known as fashionable celebrity icons attended the show.
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(1)nate news (pop out windows with pictures - direct linking is not possible. Also they use pictures from many Korean photo/news agencies)
(2) photoro (direct linking to photoro is not possible)
(3)drama-wiki profiles:Lee Hyo Ri, Han Chae Young, Gong Hyo Jin, Kwon Sang Woo , Jung Ryu Won , Kim So Eun , Lee Yeon Hee , Kim Sung Soo
(5)Translation by dear dongsaeng: [info]parkjinyoung

NGL I like the shiny leggings and will probably buy some~
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Big Bang will be back to perform on Korean stage in 4 months

Group Big Bang, which made its successful debut in Japan, will be back to meet their Korean fans in Korea.

Big Bang will be holding a miniconcert in Seoul HongDae SangSangMaDang’s live hall on 26th August. The 400 strong audience which get to see the boys perform at the concert will be decided through a computerised selection system for Cafe Latte consumers.

This will be the first time the boys perform on the Korean stage after 4 months since their previous Hite guerilla concert. But member DaeSung will not be performing for the miniconcert on that day as he is still in recuperation from his recent accident.

Meanwhile, Big Bang’s first official album released in Japan on 19th August went up to Oricon chart at #2 position.

Source: sookyeong