Park JungAh and Seo In Young will have their last and goodbye stage with Jewelry on 10th January.
This period of album promotions will be the last for the 2 before they will leave the group for their solo careers, and coming 10th January on SBS Inkigayo they will officially end their activities as part of Jewelry.
According to a Star Empire staff on 6th January, “Park JungAh and Seo In Young will leave Jewelry after this week’s broadcast performance. Since it is their last performance as Jewelry, they are preparing a memorable performance for fans.”
There are plans for Park JungAh and Seo In Young, who have been in Jewelry for the past 9 and 8 years respectively, will have their solo career after this. They will continue to show their affection for their junior Jewelry members, and new members will be added to the group for the birth of ‘new’ Jewelry.
KARA Goo Hara speaks up about rumours of plastic surgery brought up after there were comparisons of her photos during middle school and currently.
Goo Hara was on SBS Strong Heart aired on 5th January when she said, “This is the truth that I’m going to reveal for the first time. There is no female idol singers who will reveal such a thing.” She continued, “To say the truth if you are a female celebrity, you want to be called as beautiful by others. That was what I felt when I was young and I just made myself a little prettier.”
With that, the others around during the show had asked if she has undergone plastic surgery, she said, “I will not say that I didn’t” laughing.
She added, “Even though this is something I reveal here, the double eyelids, I have them since I was young. But our boss said my eyes looked dull in photos and hence we fixed it once.”
“Our boss also said, ‘There is no need for the nose to be higher, we shall just go for one jab shot’” and Jang YeongRan asked, “Are you talking about fillers?” and Hara said, “Yes.”
Goo Hara also said, “I only did my teeth”.
Following that gagwoman Kim HyoJin said, “Isn’t your eyes, nose and mouth the whole of your face?” causing laugther during the show.
Lastly, Goo Hara said, “I feel good inside after saying this out.”
Watched it live on TVAnts (for Daesung and Yongbae ♥) and I loved that part. xD
She was really cute while saying it.
But this just makes it more evident than it already is on Korea's superficiality :/
Taeyang was awesome
but EUNHYUK, YOU ARE A GOD.
This > Because of You imo
It had been speculated that a drama would be Jeon Ji-hyun’s next project following her attempt to go global in Blood: The Last Vampire, but on December 6, her management company, Sidus HQ, confirmed her next role: the movie adaptation of Lisa See’s bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It will be directed by Joy Luck Club’s Wayne Wang, co-stars (and is produced by) Zhang Ziyi, and is to be produced in English.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is set in 19th-century China and tells the story of two best friends, Lily and Snow Flower. The plot involves a secret language called Nu Shu, which is used only among women, and Zhang will take the lead role of Snow Flower. Although the book doesn’t overtly draw the women’s friendship as lesbian, their relationship has sensual overtones and includes a nude scene. (This scene is the reason that Shu Qi reportedly turned down the role.)
news via asiae
So excited for a new movie from her. Blood was pretty terrible - I hope this one is an improvement!
On 6th, TV Daily had a phone interview with Kim Jungkwan PD and he said, "First, Taeyeon is faultless regarding this matter. The other news articles which claimed 'Taeyeon started laughing while reading a letter from a listener' is wrong".
Kim Jungkwan PD continued, "I am very disconcerted regarding this incident, because it shouldn't have become this serious. There was a reason to why she laughed, but she didn't laugh after reading a letter from a listener or the typo on the script. At that time, there was a circumstance in the studio; Taeyeon burst out laughing because of that circumstance".
Also, he added, "Unfortunately, I am unable to explain to you what that circumstance was because it is an internal problem. At that time, Taeyeon apologized three times and I think it is wrong for her to apologize again during future radio session, when she is not at fault".
Finally, he expressed his frustration, "It is unfortunate to see the portion of media taking advantage of this matter and write malicious news articles that read 'After reading a story about how someone failed a test for college, Taeyeon laughed at it'".
translated by cathode @ ssf
Hope it's okay to post a separate entry for this, mods. A PD spoke out, so I figured it would clear things up.
He seems pretty protective of Taeyeon, lol.
Shinhwa's Andy will be entering active military service on January 11,
Andy will enter the Choongnam Army Training Facility at 1pm on the 11th, where he will go through basic training, and then leave to fulfill his military obligations for two years.
According to Andy's representative, "Although he is entering the miliatry on the 11th, he had a very busy schedule, which included holding concerts, including his Asia Tour. He is spending the beginning of the year taking care of personal matters before he enters the military."
In 2003, Andy gave up his green card in the U.S. to be a celebrity in Korea, including Shinhwa activities. Among Shinhwa members, Andy will be on the only one entering active military service.
Upon hearing the news that he will be entering active military service, his fans have been expressing their sadness. His fans have expressed their sadness while sending their support by saying, "Andy oppa, it's going to be difficult for you to enter the military when it's cold," "He's going to active military service, that's admirable," and "Will be able to see him after two years?".
**Koreans differentiate between Active and Non-active military service. The only difference is that in Active military service, they have to live in military dorms on base, while non-active members (Eric, DW, JunJin) get to go home everyday (think of it as equal to working a 9-5 job).
Credit: Newsen + SHCJ
Wow, active service! I'm surprised, I would have though he'd go for non-active like the others.
Slowly our time of having a reunited Shinhwa again is drawing closer ^^ And although we say goodbye to Andy this year, we get Eric back in just a few months, and Dongwan around November!
Most South Koreans would advise you to “disappear” for a while. When a university student, who was recently attacked in such a way, responded by posting more things on the web, it only served to fuel the fire.
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Source: Global Post
This isn't the first time that this has occurred as Ivy's minihompy was attacked by 2PM fans in November.
Many of the BEAST / Yoseob fans left profanity laced negative comments, there were some fan boys of IU defending her but they were greatly outnumbered. Quite unfortunate that fan girls can get so jealous over a harmless innocent performance. Thanks to elusive for the tip.
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WTF man. WTF. EDIT: Translations have been added. Thank you filmsession.
SM Entertainment, the company that manages BoA, TVXQ and Super Junior, will be holding their "2010 SM Entertainment Global Auditions in Korea" from 16 January to 21 February.
This time, the auditions will be held in 11 regions across the nation, like Seoul, Daejeon, Daegu, Busan, Gwangju, Incheon & Suwon.
SM Entertainment said, "The global auditions which will be held in Asia and the United States, will begin with the auditions held in Korea." They also said that "the first global auditions was held in 2006, and Super Junior's Henry and f(x)'s Amber were contracted through these auditions".
They said that age or nationality does not matter, and the departments that Asian candidates can apply for comprise singing, dancing, acting, modelling and composition.
Translation credits: mandasoh @ tohosomnia
Shared by: tohosomnia.net
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i wonder how many people will audition this year o___o
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BIGBANG and 2NE1 are all set to move into their new YG office building to celebrate the upcoming Korean Lunar New Year Day next month (it’s on 10/02/14 which is also the Valentine's Day plus BIGBANG Electric Love Tour period in Japan)
All YG Family members such as BIGBANG,2NE1,Se7en and Gummy will relocate in this 7-storey office built near the Han River in Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu district around the end of January this year.
The company stated that the old office space, also in the same area, which they have been renting since 1997 is already incovenient for YG because they have been wanting to expand their ooperations and improve their recording studios.
The new place is worth ₩ 10,000,000,000 with the size of 2,078 square meters and will house YG headquarter, offices, rehearsal rooms and music recording studios and other facilities that represent the unique style of the iconic Yang Hyun Suk.
SOURCE : TEAMBIGBANG.BLOGSPOT.COM
2PM recently closed activities on their title song "Heartbeat" and began performing "Tired of Waiting". They plan on wrapping up their activities on the coming 10th.
A JYP affiliate, which 2PM is currently under management by, told T-News through the phone that "Tired of Waiting" acitivies were a way to wrap up current album promotions. This week first album promotions will close."
2PM will have their last performance on SBS 'Inki Gayo' on the 10th and will go into a resting period.
On a side, Nichkhun will be busy filming 'Sparking Diploma' and 2PM will have a small concert on the 30th in Daegu*. They have become well known through 5 songs which include '10 Points Out of 10', 'Again & Again', 'Heartbeat' and 'Tired of Waiting'.
* JYPE has released a statement that the concert is not true here. We will keep you updated.
cr: CHOSUN, tvxqbuzz7921@2ONEDAY.COM (translator)
EDIT: Many Korean media report that 2PM will have their farewell stage this Sunday Jan 10th on SBS Inkigayo.
However some fans called and checked with JYPE and were confirmed that 2PM's last stage is set on Jan 17th. (2pm-online)
TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho is garnering attention for visiting the JangsungHyo Love Hospital in Jeolla Province during the afternoon of the 6th to give his greetings for the New Year.( Collapse )
Original sources: maeil online, dnbn
Secondary Source: syc.net
go visit your grandparents (if and when you can)! ♡
edit: because of my sheer awesomeness, I was able to find the original sources. harharhar!...pain in the butt cause I don't know a lick of Korean
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SHINee doing arts and crafts with kids! Key has new hair and it no longer looks like a dozen or so Carebears jizzed on his head! Minho may or may not have gotten a trim! Taemin is adorable! Jongtae and Minkey have matching sweatshirts! I can't stop using exclamation points so I'll just stop talking now!
F.cuz members hospitalized!
Bad news for all you fans expecting F.cuz to debut!
This news coming with only a few more days until their official debut on January 8th is terrible news indeed.
A quick review of what happened:
On January 2nd, F.cuz held their Free Hug event at Dong Dae Mun in Seoul. The event proved to be very popular and fans came from all over Korea in the freezing cold weather to get a hug. The entire district was shut down for a while because of the sheer amount of people who came.
The event lasted an hour and the members took the time to hug their fans personally until the end of the event.
Sadly, this event coupled with preparation for their debut led to extreme exhaustion and the members had to be taken to the E.R. to receive a shot of Ringer’s solution (what Ringer's solution is/used for).
A representative of the group said, “The members are overly passionate about their debut stage performance and they have been practicing every night until late, to the state of complete exhaustion. On the day of the Hug Event, the cold weather had been harsh and this resulted in their extreme exhaustion. We looked for a hospital and they received their treatment.” “With their debut approaching, we will check on the members’ health conditions and do our best. Perhaps a silver lining on this is that this happened before their debut.”
Hopefully they’ve recovered fully so they’ll be ready to get down as “JIGGY” will be released on the 8th of January!
Source:allkpop and sOpHiA* @fcuzed forums
Big Bang's G-Dragon will be summoned to an investigation for the violation of the Youth Protection Act and for lewd conduct.
The investigation will focus on G-Dragon's 1st solo concert last year, “Shine a Light”, which exhibited sexual and violent themes, and the fact that it was rated as "strictly prohibited for pre-teens under the age of 12".
The Eastern Seoul District Prosecutor official stated, “We are in the process of collecting and reviewing all the information on the subject matter,” then continued, “We will determine the specific time frame when G-Dragon will be summoned to this investigation after this.”
G-Dragon held his concert last December which included a sexy performance with a female dancer for his song, Breathe.
The prosecutors are seeking for reasons why “She’s Gone” and “Korean Dream”, which were banned by the same Act in November, were still added to the show.
The two songs mentioned are considered not suitable for minors and are prohibited for sale, rent, screening and/or distributing in any channels by this law.
Individuals who are convicted of lewd conduct according to the Article 245 will face fine not exceeding ₩ 5,000,000 and one-year imprisonment and the penalties for the violation of the Youth Protection Act are ₩ 20,000,000 in fines and three-year imprisonment.
A representative from YG Entertainment gave a statement on the issue saying, “YG will assist the investigators in this process and will take care of it on behalf of the client (G-Dragon)" and added, “we will hereby accept the decision and are responsible for the legal action taken according to the Act.”
SOURCE: PinkyPK❤ @ teambigbang.blogspot.com
cleaned the translation a bit. to those who understand korean, let me know if i missed anything :)
ZE:A, previously known as Child(ren) of Empire, is set to make their debut with this three track mini album, Nativity.
Already, the boys are getting a lot of attention. Most recently for their recent name change to ZE:A. The new nine-member group is all set to debut with their new mini album. All they need to do now is release their music video and stop teasing us. Their title song is "Mazeltov."
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video source: jenp00able @ youtube
F(x) performed a total of 4 songs :
Chocolate Love, You are my Destiny, LA chA TA and Chu~♡ accompanied by a live band.
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c: heartfx + iheartfx
I just love it. :)
and i can clearly hear their voice esp Victoria.
Amber's adlib during LaChaTa <3
and Krystal and Luna's duet ^^
but i didnt like the stage and the lightning effects. >_<
and LJ screwed my post, mods. :(
SeeYa, Davichi and T-ara will comeback with their 2nd project single ‘Wonder Woman’ after ‘Female Generation’.
There were 5 members for their first project – SeeYa YeonJi, Boram, Davichi HaeRi, MinKyung and T-ara JiYeon.
But for this project, it will be a 7-member one with new members SeeYa SooMi, T-ara HyoMin and EunJung with the song ‘Wonder Woman’ written and composed by Jo YeongSoo.
The lyrics to the song goes “Girls don’t be depressed Shouting out proudly Men get lose Women has our strong willpower Stronger than Love”
The project will be revealed on 7th January and the group will have their first performance on KBS Music Bank on 15th January.
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Source: Newsen + sookyeong
Super Junior Kyuhyun's [ Listen...To You ] has got No.1 on the real time chart.
On 6th's morning, when was released on the music site monkey3 (www.monkey3.co.kr), the song [ Listen...To You ] has reached #1 and gained a lot of attention.
[ Listen...To You ] is the love theme song for the characters Choi Hyunwook (Lee Sungkyoon) & Seo Yookyung (Gong Hyojin). Kyuhyun's charming voice in [ Listen...To You ] is harmony with the scenes of the drama has got a lot of good comments from netizens.
A person from monkey3 said, "On the 4th after the drama aired the first episode and people got to know that it's Kyuhyun who sang [ Listen..To You ], we were flooded with questions when will the full song be released"
Original article is here
Translated by evanesco @ sj-world.net
Thanks to Blue`Princez @ sj-world.net for the shout out.
MAY TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS AND DO NOT ADD IN OWN CREDITS
-adds the Kyu!victory gif- And the song is absolutely nice. ♥♥
With the first day of 2010 upon us, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and SNSD’s Yoona have sent us their new year greetings courtesy of SM Entertainment.
Both Super Junior and SNSD have achieved great success respectively this year, so let’s hear what they got to say about 2009 and their goals for the new year.
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Some of the translations look so weird with the slang, but happy new year! :D