January 3rd, 2010

hibari/chrome; some tyl lovin'

KPop's best female voices... orly?



Recently Korean netizens have voted in a poll which ranks girl group members according to how much their voices appeal to them how good their vocals are. The top 20 were chosen within 3 days from approximately 67 candidates. Here's the list:

1. TaeYeon [SNSD]
2. Bom [2NE1]
3. JeA [Brown Eyed Girls]
4. Raina [After School]
5. Jessica [SNSD]
6. Hyunah [4minute]
7. Nicole [Kara]
8. Krystal [f(x)]
9. EunJung [T-ara]
10. HaeRi [Davichi]
11. Tiffany [SNSD]
12. Narsha [Brown Eyed Girls]
13. Sunny [SNSD]
14. Dara [2NE1]
15. GyuRi [Kara]
16. GaYoon [4minute]
17. SoYeon [T-ara] & SeoHyun [SNSD]
18. Luna [f(x)]
19. JiEun [Secret]
20. HyunYoung [Rainbow]

Source: 4-minute.com forums & YGLadies (sorry mods! I can't see the original post on 4Minute.com so I can't check where the article originally came from...)

Soooo... Do you agree, or not really? XD Well, I sure don't 8D
bom sweet smile

Yoon Eun Hye VS Kristen Stewart: Who wore it better?

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Yoon Eun Hye looked fabulous in a low-back gown on the SBS Drama Awards 2009 red carpet.

Kristen Stewart was also spotted in the exact same dress on the cover of the December 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazzar.

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Yoon Eun Hye VS Kristen Stewart, who wore it better?


Credits: Kokokoreano: Fashion Runway- The K Way
it me

TOP's drama Into the Gunfire releases first stills



Nice. Take a look at the stills from the upcoming war film Into the Gunfire, which stars Kwon Sang-woo and TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) as student soldiers in the Korean War.

They portray two of 71 young students (hence the film’s original title, 71, back when it starred Kim Bum and Yoo Seung-ho) who took a stand against Northern invaders in a battle that would become a pivotal turning point in the war, which began on June 25, 1950.

In these stills, TOP plays Jang-bum, who with his fellow student soldiers goes out to gather food supplies. The soldiers, along with Gab-jo (Kwon Sang-woo), who is fooling around with a grenade, end up blowing up the grain silo. The large-scale explosion scene was filmed safely without injuries.

Kwon Sang-woo explained that he’d sustained minor injuries from shooting their action scenes in the cold weather and slippery conditions, such as shoots requiring him to run after North Korean soldiers, “but seeing the staff who suffers even more than me gives me encouragement. I’m doing my best.”

TOP said, “Following IRIS, to do a movie on such a large scale is an honor. I’m working hard not to cause this film any problems, staying up all day and night rehearsing and filming.”

Into the Gunfire is scheduled to release in June 2010 in time to commemorate the 60 years that have passed since the war first broke out. Likewise, the Korean War-set drama Road Number 1 (starring So Ji-sub, Yoon Kye-sang, and Kim Haneul) is also planning for a June premiere.

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SOURCES:
Dramabeans
Newsen

T.O.P. in uniform? hell yes.
OTL

Heechul Fancafe Entry 2010.01.01

First I'd like to wish everyone Happy New Year, hehe.

It's already 2010... Time passes by quickly...
We debuted in 2005... Wow...
When I think of when we were so young and immature,
charging into a drama with Kibum when we both didn't know much ^-^
After I got the script I had to go through it tens of times, practicing together, causing havoc together...

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source: baidu
translation: busizhishen @ omona_prection
kidding right

Six dramas revamping 2010 lineup

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The New Year heralds a new start for the three major broadcasting networks. A total of six dramas are revamping the 2010 lineup.

A trio of period pieces shuns court and queen and explores the past from a different angle, while a rom-com, a family-oriented drama and a teen-friendly series tackle modern-day issues. Here's a closer look at this month in television.

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Source: The Korea Herald , pics from google

This is different from this post btw. That article had such a little write up of Chuno it was almost offensive!
jaeha x anna attic

AVEX: "All 5 Members Will Be Active" In Japan

In response to the news that the popular Korean group Tohoshinki has disbanded, AVEX said, "There has been no change in plans for the 5 members to continue working together."

Last year, 3 of the 5 members, including Jejung (23), had conflict with their management company when they filed to suspend their long-term, exclusive contract. Their activities in Korea are on hiatus, but the 5 members are still performing together in Japan.

Even so, at last year's New Year's Eve Kouhaku Uta Gassen, it was observed that the 2 members including the leader, Yunho (23), appeared to be unmotivated, and viewers were exposed to the deepening rift between the members.

Source: [nikkansports]
Translation credits: mandasoh @ tohosomnia 
Shared by: tohosomnia.net

Do not remove/add on any credits

Finally, a response from Japan.
talking bout my girl [Sohee]

SNSD Tiffany and 2PM Wooyoung's "love line"?



Fancams, fan-taken photos of 2PM WooYoung and So Nyeo Shi Dae Tiffany during 2009 MBC Gayo Daejun on 31st December have been hot interests amongst netizens.

The 2 idol members have seem very close to each other, and netizens think they spot another celebrity ‘love line’.

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Some netizens thought the 2 looked like close friends while others thought it looks like there was chemistry between them.

There were also fans who did not like what they see and netizens who think that fans should be more open-minded.

SOURCES: sookyeong, myredcheesekaye @ YouTube (fancams)

~BODY LANGUAGE EXPERTS~ of Omona, weigh in! XD And while I would be a contender for Biggest Wooyoung Fangirl™, I'd still ship it. I love Tiffany and they already look like good friends :)
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U-Kiss' Dongho is Text-Dating?



Who U-Kiss' Dongho has been dating through texts has been revealed.

During the 2nd of January's broadcast of SBS E!TV 'Idol Maknae Rebellion (IMR)', Mario from 'Invincible Teams' and U-Kiss' Soohyun revealed that Dongho has been having 'text dates' with a close nuna.

"We have seen Dongho texting an unknown girl when we have schedules with him", Mario and Soohyun said, "Although we cannot confirm who the recipient is, I remember the exact content of the message."

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sources: newsen (original article), ukissmeSG (for translated article and the translation of Soohyun's message)

So much Dongho these days~ ♥
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

SHINee members head to China and reveal their ideal...SHINee members?



While other artists send their New Year's greetings and set their resolutions for 2010, SHINee rang in the new year by flying to China for their first-ever stage performance in the country at Hunan TV's 2010 Golden Mango Happy Festival.

After three evenings of grueling (but hot!) performances at the 2009 gayo daejun events, the quintet took a flight from Seoul to Beijing, just in time for their busy schedule in China. After their performance on the 1st, the boys were interviewed by Golden Eagle Entertainment (金鹰娱乐讯) for their first appearance on a Chinese entertainment show.

During the segment, the boys were asked which SHINee member they would date if they were girls. Their responses?

Onew: Minho.
Taemin: Me.
Key: Me.
Jonghyun: Minho.
Minho: The other four members.



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Article Source: allkpop
Video Source: lolii360 [RDD] [Stand by Me] @ YouTube
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

JYP to debut a new girl group by this year

JYP Entertainment announced today that they will be introducing a so-called "Chinese version of Wonder Girls" early this year.

The female group is to be composed to Korean and Chinese members. While their name and the exact member composition is yet to be decided, they are planning on releasing an album during the first half of 2010.

A representative from JYPE stated, "The new group will perform in Korea as well as China and regions that use Chinese. They are currently preparing for promotion in China, appearing on local network of Zhejiang region and such."

He went on to say "The members have received training in JYPE for years. They will debut with trendy music and style."

Stay tuned to Allkpop for more information on this new girl group.

Source: Allkpop

Chinese version of WG? Whoever these girls are, best of luck to them. The comparisons to WG is bound to happen. :/
chomi

Nam GyuRi reconciles with formal management company, actress debut is set to happen early 2010


Known to be have been in a discord with her formal management, it has been revealed that singer-actress and ex-SeeYa member Nam GyuRi has dramatic reconciled with her formal management company.

It was known that she had reconciled with Core Contents Media through Kim GwangSoo president recently. With that Nam GyuRi will be able to do her entertainer activities freely in her new management company in the future.

A staff revealed, “Nam GyuRi and Kim GwangSoo president has reconciled smoothly through conversation. From now, Nam GyuRi can freely do her entertainer activities.”

Currently it is known that Nam GyuRi has been casted for a drama written by Kim SooHyun. And with that, she will debut as an actress in a SBS drama during the first half of 2010.

Nam GyuRi has left the group SeeYa last April on problems with the contract with the company. She has known to have signed a 5-year contract but had wanted out after just 3 years. She has since been in negotiations with Core Contents on settlement of the remainding 2 years left on the contract.

Meanwhile, SeeYa recently had a new member SooMi and they are promoting their new minialbum released in October.

Source: Newsen + sookyeong

Tagging as SeeYa because I'm not sure what else I could use
[SNSD - Sooyoung] sky

YounHa on slow health recovery, expected to stay hospitalised for a longer period of time

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It has been known that singer YounHa’s health conditions are worse than expected and will need to be hospitalised for a longer period of time.
YounHa’s company revealed on 3rd January, “YounHa is currently down with high fever and is not feeling very good. Her recovery rate is slower than expected and it seems that she has to stay hospitalised for a longer period of time.”
“We want to make sure that she is fully recovered at the hospital before she will get back to her activities.”


YounHa was down with high fever and other flu symptoms on 31st December and had collapsed from exhaustion early morning on 1st January. There were worries that she has contracted swine flu but after the health examinations came out it was confirmed that she did not get the flu.

This is also the reason for her absence during KBS Music Bank and MBC Music Core.
Currently, her hit song ‘Broke Up Today’ is gaining much popularity.

S: StarNewse
source: sookyeong

Get well soon bb.