January 5th, 2010

  • _ochre

MY GOD SOMEONE TOOK A SUBWAY INSTEAD OF A BUS: Kim HyunJoong took the subway to work today

SS501 member Kim HyunJoong was forced to take the subway on 4th January to get to his schedule venue after heavy snowfall, much to the surprise of fans.

He was schedule for a CF filming at 11am during that day, but due to heavy snowfall causing many major closure of road uses, he had to take the subway to get to the filming site instead.

A staff revealed, “We were worried that he may get into accidents when taking the subway but luckily he had a hat and mask on, and was not recognised by anyone. In the end he managed to arrive at the planned destination safely. HyunJoong was able to carry out his schedule for CF filming.”

It was known that Kim HyunJoong was doing the CF filming for clothing brand MBO.

Via: sookyeong
Relevant lulz: here

Anyway, the roads in Korea are v dangerous now. It's dangerous before the snowfall already, so I guess the snowfall makes it 100000 x worse.
it me

HOLD THE PHONE: Taecyeon and Yoona are not dating

The hard bodied member of 2PM, Taecyeon tried to dispel rumors that he and Yoona of Girls Generation (SNSD) are dating.

In his new years message in his Cyworld homepage on January 3rd, Taecyeon wrote: “Hope the new year will bring you lots and lots of good fortune. I wish you good health and that all your wishes are fulfilled!”

More importantly, he added a P.S. directed at the dating rumors:

“The ring that I’ve been wearing recently was given to me by my parents and I recently found it while moving to a new place-keke. So now, I wore it last year and started wearing it again ~~”.

Further, Taecyeon clarified that the couple performance with Yoona on the MBC Music Festival on December 31st, 2009  as “just business”.

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SOURCE: Popseoul
and Popseoul

honestly if they are, it would be totally cute.
  • ansohi

brian joo plagiarism alert!!

After hearing the song 친구의 여자를 사랑했네 (Loved My Friend’s Girl) off of Brian Joo’s latest album, concerned netizens have pointed out the close similarities between the song and Taegoon’s Call Me remix off of his second mini album released earlier this year. With the beats and the overall sounds to the songs being almost identical, it is being called plagiarism.

source: taegoon@wordpress / youtube.com/Mandeul
  • afrahh

2PM Endorse Spris

The beastly beasts of 2PM have endorsed their fair share of products, from cellphones to cakes. Most recently, the group has signed on as the new models for the sports fashion line Spris (Pony).

Spris previously had big-named stars like MC Mong, Lee Junki, and Kim Bum to promote their line. The company stated, ""2PM has received lots of love for their strong image as beastly idols. Due to their image, we've chosen them as our models because they fit well with Spris' image."

A representative of the company went on to say, "We will soon begin filming for CFs, have photo shoots for ads, hold fan signings, and even visit schools! 2PM fans will surely enjoy these events we are preparing for them."

2010 is off to a good start for 2PM! Who else is excited for this?

source: allkpop


Who wore it better: BFF Edition

You probably all remember when Jaejoong and Yoochun were featured in the November issue of Frau magazine. What might surprise you is that two months before that, Taegoon appeared in his 3rd Mini Album wearing the same vest that Jaejoong is seen wearing in Frau!
The question is, who wore it better? And how did the two come to be wearing the same vest? Was it a coincidence or...something else?

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Giselle - in the throng
  • hoyah

taeyeon's outburst of laughter receives criticism

SNSD's leader Taeyeon is receiving criticisms for her outburst of laughter during a live broadcasting of her radio program while reading a letter from a listener.

On the 4th, Taeyeon started laughing uncontrollably while reading a letter from a listener which stated, "My younger brother has failed the test for college. Please give him strength" in her MBC FM radio show "Taeyeon's Chin Han Chin Gu"

Right after the radio session, there were varying comments on the radio homepage saying things like, "Does she not realize how hard the test is?", "She should apologize to the person of the letter", "She has a unique laughter" and "Laughing at the letter was a bit too much"

original source
translated by k_taevid @ ssf

I want to hear just how she laughed. I'm also kind of expecting some kind of statement over this soon. xD;


According to WenFany at SSF, she was laughing because "Coffee Vouchers" was misspelt "Nose Bleed Vouchers" on the script. And she apologized profusely after she couldn't contain her laughter over that while reading the letter about the kid failing his exams. :) Yay context.
mmm-hmm (siwon)

Taeyang VS Eunhyuk 's Dance Battle in Strong Heart is a hot topic

Taeyang VS Eunhyuk 's Dance Battle in Strong Heart is a hot topic

Bigbang's Taeyang and Daesung will be attending the special new year episode of SBS Kang Shim Jang (Strong Heart), which will be broadcasted on the 5th. Bigbang had a special conversation and their pop dance had been a hot topic.

Taeyang, who had not been appearing in variety shows, had prepared a special kind of dance which is not usually seen in shows. His performance was shocking and had surprised everybody.

Super Junior's Eunhyuk challenged Taeyang and both of them did not back down, resulting in the dance battle to be very intense and caused the studio to be burning hot.

Among South Korea's top dancers, two idol singers had an intense and fiery match which will be broadcasted at 11:15PM on the 5th, through the special new year episode of Strong Heart.

Source: Translated by L at SJ World
News from 宝蓝殿堂 // SUJUDIAN.CN (no link given by the translator)

Excited OMG
☆ baekhyun; composition

Hangeng reportedly will not be present for SJ’s concert(s) in China; fans refund their tickets

Recently at Hunan TV’s countdown concert, Super Junior M made a special appearance, but while fans were pleasantly surprised at their presence, the seven-member unit was missing their leader, Hangeng.

Hangeng’s case will be heard in court on the 8th of January, in Korea. If the court approves, Hangeng will be free as early as March of this year. His lawyer has confirmed that Hangeng will temporarily be absent from all activities to do with SM Entertainment.

From Hangeng’s fan site, it has been learnt that he will most likely be absent from the Beijing stop of SUPER SHOW II, on the 23rd of January. The ticketing company has also started to refund tickets.

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I don't even know how the concert can still proceed like this, fans refunding their tickets are a bit eh.
Source: korea.sohu
Translated by: hypothermal
it me

Family Outing Reunion news

I only wish it were under happier circumstances. Park Ye Jin, Lee Chun Hee, and Park Shi Yeon will return to Family Outing for its finale, finale as in ending, last episode, it’s over, etc. The filming for the finale will be held on January 11th and 12th. It was previously reported that Yoo Jae Suk and Park Shi Yeon would be leaving the show and that the future of the show was in jeopardy because of that and numerous scandals regarding the ‘reality’ of the show. Just recently, it was announced that Yoo Jae Suk would NOT be leaving the show (yay!) but that the rest of the cast will (what? BOO!). After the finale episode, sometime in mid February, Family Outing will return with a season 2 with Jae Suk as the MC (although conflicting reports say Jae Suk’s return isn’t finalized yet) and a new cast, and new plot.

I had been hoping for Jae Suk to stay on the show, but I never thought they would keep him and get rid of everyone else! I’m not sure whether to be happy or sad. I couldn’t imagine Family Outing without Jae Suk, and had thought that the only thing that would make it okay would be for Ye Jin and Chun Hee to return. But now they’re changing everything!

Well, I guess things change and everyone must move on. I will miss seeing the whole family every week, they always brought laughter to my day. The one positive thing about all of this is that all of the family members have experienced much success and popularity from being on the show. It was because fans were able to see more of a ‘normal’ side to some of their favorite actors, singers, and MCs. Thanks to the family Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Soo Ro, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Lee Hyori, Lee Chun Hee, Park Shi Yeon, Park Ye Jin, Park Hae Jin, and Kang Daesung for all the wonderful memories.

Next week’s show will be part 2 of the Lee Sung Soo and Jo Han Seon episode. On January 17th and 24th, will be the episodes with Tiffany from SNSD and Nicole from KARA. As an added bonus members from SNSD and KARA as well as from the Brown Eyed Girls and T-Ara will be making a surprise appearance. I’m guessing that the finale will be airing on January 31st and February 7th. I can’t believe there are only 5 episodes left…

cr: Star News, Newsen, Asia News

Source: Seoulbeats

If it weren't for Family Outing I wouldn't have known about Chunhee, Haejin plus the various guests they had.
jaeha x anna attic

Japanese Fans Show Their Support For TVXQ Through An Ad In Korean Newspaper

Date: 2010.01.05
Time: 11:26

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On 4 January, on the society page of Korea's JoongAng Ilbo, Ms Kei☆T and Ms Keroko (both handle names) represented a group of Japanese fans and ran an advertisement, 『Five  Balloons』, to show their support for TVXQ. The same group started the fundraising for this ad campaign under the name "TVXQ Smile Project", and they reached their targetted amount on 25 December 2009. At the end of the fundraising, they collected a total of ¥2,728,000 (T/N: approx USD$30,000) and managed to successfully run the ad.

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Source: [searchchina.ne.jp]
Picture: [baidutvxq]
Translation credits: mandasoh @ tohosomnia 
Shared by: tohosomnia.net

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we all need a little happy news these days ♥
ugh, please ignore my prev post mods! forgot to link to tohosomnia :x

Counting down to debut, C.N.Blue to reveal MV teaser on 6th and showcase on 14th January!

The band C.N.Blue in which Jung YongHwa, the star who shot to fame with the drama SBS You’re Beautiful, belongs to will reveal a teaser video with members’ profile and do an showcase event ahead of their debut.

There has been much interests about the members in the band, and their names have been one of the top searches on portal sites. There are even fans who have gone to Japan just to see their performances.

After the filming day of their MV on 24th December, the group will have their 2nd meeting with domestic fans through a showcase event for 200 fans ahead of their debut on 14th January.

Also, on the morning of 6th January a teaser video ‘BLUE’ will be revealed. There will also be 4 different versions to it with each members’ profiles revealed.

Source: Sookyeong

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Source: C.N.Blue Last.fm group + My hard disk

Can't wait for their Korean debut ^^
Can't wait for Minhyuk to have photoshoots like Yonghwa's (*_*)
Oldest to youngest = shortest to tallest :D
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

Leeteuk's new year resolution, "I'm Super Junior leader! I will protect Super Junior!"

Super Junior Lee Teuk expresses his new year resolutions as the team leader.

Lee Teuk wrote on a long post on his minihompy diary on 2nd January. He wrote, “Really happy.. And enjoyable. And I felt what was like to be happy. With my heart, I learnt.. the ways to wait and endure. With all this, I’ve matured much.”

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Source: Newsensookyeong

Super Junior fighting!

Cube Ent family at Cube Star Party!

Girlgroup 4Minute, idol group BEAST and upcoming singer Choi Jina were spotted together in one venue on 5th January in Seoul Melon AX Hall for ‘2010 Cube Star Party’.

The signing ceremony between Cube Entertainment and Universal Music was also announced officially during the event.

The Cube Ent family also did a birthday party for YoSeob and JiHyun

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Source: Newsen + sookyeong + wintersunloca

A special treat for A.N.JELL avid fans!

Park ShinHye FanSubber Team done their work for A.N.JELL cuts in 2009 SBS Drama Awards. The event was held on Dec 31 and granted numerous awards for the casts of popular drama ”You’re Beautiful”. FT Island Lee Hongki, Jung YoungHwa, & Park ShinHye won the “New Star Awards”, whilst Jang GeunSeok won “Netizens’ Popularity Award” and “Teens’ Star Award” along with other actors.

The drama-made band A.N.JELL also performed their single ‘Still’ in this year end drama award ceremony.

cr: sookyeong, PSHjjang
SJ/hae: in action

Hyori + Jaesuk to officially leave family outing.

The end has finally come for SBS Family Outing as the show's main duo, Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Hyori, will now officially be exiting. Their last filming has already been planned to take place on the 11th of this month.

Family Outing has recently failed to maintain the high viewership rating they once had, due to the endless controversies regarding the show's concept of 'reality'. However, Family Outing was still able to hold its position as one of the most popular shows in Korea. Aside from the new celebrity guests that appeared each week, viewers grew attached to the regular members of the show.

Unfortunately, their last episode is scheduled to air in mid-February, closing Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Hyori's long history of over a-year-and-a-half as the show's main spectacle. It has already been reported a new season of Family Outing awaits to fill in the time slot; however, the stars to appear on the follow-up program are still uncertain.

It seems like the Family Outing members are now going their own separate ways: Yoo Jae Suk is now getting ready to be a daddy, Lee Hyori is going back to her singing career, Kim Suro is playing a major role in a drama, and lastly Daesung is extending activities with Big Bang in Japan.

Can Family Outing ever be the same again?

Source: akp

The guy on the bus is not Nichkhun + Taecyeon in action for Cass Beer

The guy on the bus is not Nichkhun!
The person who was thought to be our Nichkhun wrote on his
minihompy that the picture circulated on the internet actually is him.
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Taecyeon in action for Cass Beer.
It seems that Nichkhun and Taecyeon are two main casts for this CF.
Rumor has it that Chansung and Junho are not in this CF due to their age.

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cr: 2pm-online, Kor-Eng->Lisa Coordinator->Cassina @2pm-online.com
Giselle - in the throng
  • hoyah

dana: new haircut, cryptic new year's message

Posted on Sungmi's cyworld yesterday...

It's been a long time!

모두들 새해 복 많이 받고 올 한 해 건강하길..
I hope everyone has a happy new year and stay healthy this year..

우리는 곧 조만간 !
We will soon !

cyworld (can't view without an acct?)
translated by gogoparty @ omona_prection (thank you!)

Soon... have a happy new year? Soon be coming back? I'm hoping that's what the new haircut is for! :D
Giselle - in the throng
  • hoyah

snsd: new full length studio album?

One of the most popular girl group, nine-member team Girls' Generation has announced that a new album will be released in the beginning of the year.

According to sources the album will release somewhere in February and will contain new songs to make a new album.

A representative stated, " Girls' Generation's new album has been steadily prepared," and continued to say, " and so the new album will likely be released before the end of February." After he stated that the album will most likely be a full studio album.

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translated by ☆Genie @ SSF

Sorry to double post, but... *SCREAMS*
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

BEAST's Dongwoon's father speaks out about his son and Jaebum

Father of Beast's maknae Dongwoon recently spoke out about about his son becoming an idol as well as Jaebum's incident with netizens that occurred four months ago.

Dongwoon's father, Son Illak, who is a professor of international manners for hotel adminstration at Cheongju University, recently wrote an article in A House Full of Happiness magazine regarding Jaebum's situation and giving his son some advice.

In his article, titled "Tolerance of 2PM's Jaebum", he writes in a letter style giving words of encouragement to his son as well as his own views about Jaebum's incident.

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Source: 2OD (courtesy of coolazers14 and radical_teen ) , OMGKPOP

To the mods, I can't get the link from 2OD since I'm not a member so I apologize. NVM. Thank you coolazers14  and radical_teen !
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

Se7en to come back in 2010

Along with the solo activities from Big Bang members, YG Entertainment will also push out a new project from Se7en.

Fans are anticipating his return and since he's been away for such a long time, expectations are high.

An official from YG Entertainment revealed that "Se7en's new music will not follow the normal trends, but will show a new side of him and of music."

The date of release has not been announced yet, but for his new project, Se7en will show a more mature and manly side.

In 2009, he began his American campaign and released his English single, Girls. Originally, he intended to release a full English album as well, but the full album was never completed. Se7en eventually returned to Korea just in time to be a special performer for G-Dragon's solo concert, "Shine a Light."

Although Se7en was unable to finish his English album, hopefully 2010 will be a better year for him. Over the years, Se7en has shown the industry that he is a versatile artist, able to sing ballads and entertain the audience with a fast upbeat song. What does 2010 hold for Se7en?

Stay tuned to OMGKPOP for more development on his comeback.

credits: naver & wjlee91 for translations

Khunyoung! ♥

JYP talks about Wooyoung and Nichkhun

Park Jin young answered the question 'Who is the most expected member in 2pm' (I assume this means "which member do you expect the most from in the future") through KBS 2TV’ Sweetnight, on Jan, 5.

"It is Wooyoung. I see the possibility that he will be much more developed in the future. At present, he only shows less than half of his capability. He does not seem to acknowledge his splendid dancing and singing skills” He revealed.

He also told about the member ‘who is better that he has expected.’ The answer is Nichkhun. “Formerly, he did not want to be a singer so I was worried about his singing and dancing but I do not think any of that right now."

Moreover, Park jin Young smiled while he was talking about his nickname ‘A gorilla eating ttok’ that “ I was sad when I stayed in the states since I do not like western food. I only ate Korean food, especially ttok, so photos of me eating it were taken. Now I rarely eat it.”

There is photos of him eating ttok regardless of time and places so he received this nickname, ‘A gorilla that eats TTok’

KBS 2TV' Sweetnight will be aired for the first time on this Jan, 10 at 11.15 (Korean time)

Kor - Thai by Tik@2pm-online.com
Thai-Eng by Kagetsu Crackerbaby K.@2pm-online.com

SOURCES: 2PM-Online; mydaily (original Korean)

For those unfamiliar with dduk/ttok.

Woo & Khun are my absolute favorites in 2PM so it was nice to see that JYP thinks this way :)