January 25th, 2010

SNSD Plagiarized Rihanna?



Looks like we might have another case of plagiarism on our hands: everyone’s been tuning in to SNSD’s recent chart-topping hit track Oh!, and netizens have noticed an uncanny similarity between Oh! and popular American artist Rihanna’s Shut Up and Drive.
Obviously both tracks have different lyrics & different instruments, but with a bit of tweaking…

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Source: AKP & 2222ne1

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G-Dragon exposes his feelings on the concert issue


GDragon had many labels in the past, some good and some bad. Big Bang’s leader. The youngest boy who was participating in HipHop albums by the age of 13. One of the top 8 composers that shined in 2008. Placing first in all possible music charts with his solo album. 2009’s greatest selling record. Plagiarism issues. Known for interesting fashion. And the most recent one, concert issues.

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Source:
Asiae.co.kr
Translation: K Bites

Leessang's Gil Gets In A Car Crash



Leessang’s Gil got into a car crash today early in the morning. He was getting ready to go to the recording of Sunday, Sunday Night corner, Echo House. Surprisingly, this crash took place on the street, but in the parking lot. While Gil was changing clothes in the car, a truck banged into the vehicle, causing serious injuries to both the driver and Gil.

A representative from his entertainment company said, “Gil and the driver are now in the hospital. The shock was very critical, and we have to see if he can continue his activities. Both victims’ hips and necks have been injured; fortunately, the injuries aren’t life-threatening.”

There is no recording of Come to Play for him this week, but Gil will have to miss out on the filming of Infinity Challenge.

We hope that Gil recovers soon!

Source: AKP

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“SunMi is not quitting. She is just temporarily stopping activities."

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WonderGirls SunMi will temporarily stop her activities.

A phone interview was conducted with the PR manager of JYP Entertainment on KBS 2TV ‘Park SooHong Choi WonJung’s YeoWooManMan’ aired on 25th January, talking about SunMi’s future plans.

The official said, “SunMi is not quitting. She is just temporarily stopping activities. She had wanted to continue with her studies and we respect her decisions. We have not decided in what she will come back.”

Meanwhile a new member HyeRim (Lim) has been introduced into the WonderGirls to take over SunMi’s position.

Source: Kbites
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SHINee TaeMin reveals unique sleeping habits of leader Onew




TaeMin
was asked ‘As the youngest, when is the time when leader Onew is the scariest’ and he answered, “Onew hyung is not a scary hyung. But he has a side to him where he talks a lot. When he sleeps, he covers himself in the blanket till the end of his head. And when he wakes up, he will be cover in perspiration.”

 

Onew then added, “I need to cover myself fully when I sleep. When I see light, I cannot sleep.” And MC asked, “So you don’t nap in the day?” and Onew replied, “I will sleep in dark places in the day.”

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TaeMin was also asked the question ‘Have you thought of getting swine flu because you hate school?” and he answered, “I’ve thought of that before.”

He then explained, “I would be good to get swine flu as I dislike going to school, but that(getting the flu) will be tiring/tough too.”

Fellow member Onew then recalled, “If you are not feeling well, you will not think of it that way. I recalled when I had swine flu.” and TaeMin added, “You don’t get to rest well because you are in pain, and you can only stay at home.”

credits: sookyeong
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Taecyeon to star in a drama?

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It looks like Taecyeon of 2PM will join the long list of singers turned actors!

It’s been confirmed that he will be playing the male lead in the upcoming drama “Cinderella’s Sister” (신데렐라 언니).

Taecyeon will be playing the role of Jungwoo, who is an intelligent, strong, and honest young adult. His character is also a bit naïve and has a crush on Eunjo, “Cinderella’s” step-sister, who will be played by Moon Geun Young.

A representative for the drama said,“Although Taecyeon isn’t an experienced actor, his bright personality keeps him from being overwhelmed by the more experienced cast of Moon Geun Young, Chan Jungmyung, and Suh Woo. We trust that Taecyeon will be able to give life to his character which is why we chose him.”

This is Moon Geun Young’s first attempt at being the antagonist in a drama, so things should be interesting for the very innocent actress.

“Cinderella’s Sister” is set to air this March, so stay tuned!

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original article: newsen thanks to akaich0u
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Boom greets his fans with recent photo in uniform!



Broadcaster Boom (real name Lee MinHo) has sent a greeting to his fans via his minihompy.

Boom posted up his recent photo in uniform on his minihompy on Jan 22nd and put “Loyalty” as the subject!

Boom also wrote a witty post :

“I will return with love and loyalty. This is Lee MinHo of The Korea Defense PR Unit. What can I do for you? ^ ^“.

Boom salutes his fans whilst wearing his PR Unit uniform looking healthy and all.

Source: sookyeong

sowoneul malhaebwa!!!!!!!
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FT Island, Robbery Incident at Busan Concert



FT Island’s management company, FnC Music, revealed on the 24th, that a robbery incident took place at FT Island’s Busan concert yesterday.

FnC Music said that, “During FT Island’s concert, which was held at Busan KBS Hall on 23rd, a robbery incident took place in the room which the dancers were using. Cash, mobile phones, make-up boxes and many other items were missing. We have already made a report at Busan Nambu Police Station.”

They also mentioned that, “Damages were not serious, however, since the waiting room is not an area where public is allowed entry, the security firm will also be liable for this incident.

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Credit: Yonhap News + ying1005 @ primanoona (translations)
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DaeSung and Kang JiYoung clear up on their ’scandal’



Big Bang DaeSung and KARA Kang JiYoung clarifies on the incident of the 2 of them text messaging each other.

On SBS Family Outing aired on 24th January, Kang JiYoung clears up on the scandal with DaeSung and also reveals a behind-story to their relationship.

Previously on Family Outing, DaeSung revealed that there is a female idol whom he had received text messages from. And then on 12th January, he continue to reveal that he have had a phone conversation with KARA Kang JiYoung through Lee Hyori when he appeared on SBS Strong Heart.

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Source: Sookyeong
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SNSD's 'Oh!' Released on 25th, Will it Create Another 'Gee' Fever?

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SNSD's new track 'Oh!' will be released on the 25th.

SNSD's title track called 'Oh!' will be released through various music websites. In addition to the track release, Soribada.com and Dosirak.com will be offering premium MP3 service download, which will also include SNSD autographs and a designated number. These designated numbers will be selected by SNSD members and prizes will be sent to the respective winners.

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Source: Newsen
Translation: Glucose@soshified.com/forums

idgaf about Oh!
Gimme my jeti duet.
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Nylon - Idol Voices



Idol Voices

Today's idols are perfect examples of what kind of music can be performed when one wholeheartedly embraces pop. If there is an idol in our nation that can pull off the neo-soul genre, who would it be? Who is the idol with the most suitable voice for pop music? Five columnists for the pop music scene picked the following.


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Source: Nylon Magazine & DC Inside
Translation: hypocritical @ omona_prection

This is an opinion-based article taken from the February 2010 edition of Nylon magazine. I read translations for the parts of Bae and Junsu and this article seemed like an interesting take on these five. Thanks to hypocritical at omona_prection, here's a great translation of the entire text.
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Son DamBi reveals, “I’m currently working on recordings, new album is set to come out in April"


Singer Son DamBi reveals the plans for her new album.

Son DamBi attended ‘Brilliant Son DamBi with SamSung Anycall Amoled fanmeeting’ on 22nd January in Seoul KoEX when she revealed, “I’m currently working hard on music recording, the new album will come out in around April.”

She added, “We have not decided for sure what the concept of the album will be. We are now thinking very hard so as to show everyone a new image.”


And about the appearance of many girlgroups in the Kpop circle recently, Son DamBi said, “Actually I did many public performance last year-end, I was the only solo singers while it is all girlgroups. Even though I feel a little lonely, I thought I should work harder. That is why I need everyone’s love and support.”

Son DamBi performed her various hit songs like ‘Saturday Night’ and also did events for fans at the fanmeeting.

source: kbites
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omg Go Soo and Kim Tae Hee in a CF



Check out this cute new CF starring Go Soo and Kim Tae-hee, which is making viewers laugh with its dryly funny tone. The advert is for Hana Bank and shows the two stars, both known for being smart as well as beautiful, as a couple sitting amidst shark-infested waters worrying about their investment future. As they put their heads (literally) together, they think, “Put together, our IQ is nearly 300, but the future is still unclear.”

The planning director of the ad team who made the CF explained, “Go Soo and Kim Tae-hee’s sincere and faithful images have been a big help in upgrading the brand image of the bank.”

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Sources: Newsen, TV Report
Via: dramabeans

Fun fact 1: Kim Tae Hee graduated from Seoul National University and supposedly has an IQ of 148.
Fun Fact 2: Go Soo too, supposedly has an IQ of 145.

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SNSD "Oh" Choreography Preview



So Nyeo Shi Dae’s performing costumes and choreography for their comeback 2nd full length album title song ‘Oh!’ revealed!

During KBS ‘8AM News Time’ on 25th January in the ‘Entertainment Notebook GirlGroup Powerhouse?’ members Sunny, HyeYeon and Tiffany were seen showing the clothes and choreography to their upcoming comeback activities.

This snippet was taken from the filming of KBS Dream Team 2 girlgroup special which took place on 24th January, during the opening of the show. They showed off cute poses and choreography when introducing the song.

Meanwhile, SNSD’s 2nd album ‘Oh!’ will be released on 28th January and they will have their comeback stage on MBC Music Core on 30th January.

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accessed through: sookyeong

'Oh' is on 0:42 and Sunny is adorable 8D
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2AM’s album to be delayed


It’s been confirmed that 2AM’s album has been delayed.

I know you’re all thinking, “But it’s out already!” and you would be right, except it’s only been released online. Not a single physical copy has been released to the public yet.

The reason? The members weren’t satisfied with the photoshoot for the jacket cover, and they decided to discard it.

Leader Jo Kwon said, “Our fans have been waiting a long time for our comeback and we know that. We want to give them the best quality content we have to offer. We know that it’s frustrating to have delays like this, but please wait just a little longer.”

2AM has already begun their promotions and they are doing very well so there isn’t much to worry about, but with a certain nine member girl group set to comeback this week, things might get shaken up.

Because album sales take up a good portion of the voting process for music shows, if 2AM doesn’t get their album out in stores they have little chance of beating out SNSD’s Oh! Good luck to 2AM!

source: allkpop

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Rumours of Lee JaeJin leaving FT Island



There has been some speculations amongst fans that FT Island Lee JaeJin is leaving the group. He recently wrote on his minihompy, “I shall wrap things up for a while”. But his company FNC came out to clarify, “This is ridiculous. He did the concert performance with the group on 23rd Jan. He will be performing with the group as planned for their Asian tour in over 10 cities.”

(ETA: The rumours started last week but Jaejin has clarified on the official fan cafe that they hold no truth.)

Epik High returns to ex-management company

Epik High’s company MapTheSoul had merged with their ex-management company Woollim Entertainment. Epik High has been under WoollimEnt since 2003 but last year they set up their own company MapTheSoul. After which, the 2 companies continue with building relations with each other, and for great synergy, they have decided to merge as 1 company. And the outcome of the merger will be a 7-member boy group Infinite which is set to debut under the directing of Tablo and Mithra.

CN Blue gets ‘cloud fans’ for every fansigning

Newcomer rock band CN Blue has been making topics recently for having ‘cloud fans’ present at every of their fansigning. They had their fansigning at IlSan Lafesta which invited about 200 fans, but 1000 over fans turned up with 800 extra ‘cloud-like’ fans turning up in the end. And for their fansigning on 24th Jan, they had also 2000 over fans present in seoul YeongDeungPo, cramping up the shopping mall space where the fansigning was held.



SG Wannabe Lee Seok Hoon, shows support for Kim JinHo who is down with ankle injury

SG Wannabe Lee SeokHoon takes the stage for colleague Kim JinHo who recently injured his ankle. He will be doing the vocal featuring for rapper Kim JinPyo’s performance for the upcoming filming of KBS Yoo HeeYeol’s Sketchbook on 26th January.

Source: Sookyeong
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Narsha Fondles MinHo's Honey Thighs

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Brown Eyed Girls Narsha touching SHINee MinHo’s thighs?

The action was noticed during Narsha’s appearance on KBS Dream Team filmed on 24th January where it was the girlgroup special.

During the show that day, MC Lee ChangMyung had Danny Ahn and MinHo play against each other for cockfight. And then the MC turned to the girlgroup members present Brown Eyed Girls Narsha, GaIn, KARA Nicole, Han SeungYeon, Secret Jeon HyoSeong, So Nyeo Shi Dae Tiffany, Sunny, Jewelry Ha Yoo Jeon, Kim EunJung, “Go stand behind the one you think will win. And if he really does, you will get 2 points.”
And so the girlgroup members took their position behind Danny Ahn and MinHo – Nicole, Han SeungYeon, Jeon HyoSEon, GaIn, Sunny, Ha JooYeon and Kim EunJung etc stood behind Minho, while HyoYeon, Tiffany and Narsha stood behind Danny Ahn.

Before the match, the MC got Tiffany and Narsha to touch the thighs of the 2 male celebrities to compare. Narsha touched Danny Ahn’s and asked, “Are you going to use all your strength?”. While after touching MinHo’s thighs, Narsha said, “Not bad” and Tiffany said, “Hard to describe” causing laughter during filming.
The show is set to air end-February.

Source: KBites

Narsha unnie is on the prowl, and she likes 'em young.
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SNSD’s Tiffany racks up another injury

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It’s been reported that SNSD’s Tiffany recently fell and sprained her left wrist during filming for the fitness battle of Let’s Go Dream Team. She was taken to the hospital immediately to receive care. Luckily, Tiffany’s injury is far from serious, and the girl is already pretty far down the road to recovery; there is no indication that Tiffany’s schedule will be hindered in any way.

This isn’t the first time that this clumsy dork has fallen and injured herself; during Gee promotions around a year ago, Tiffany injured her ankle by falling down a set of stairs at an award ceremony.

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victoria and heechul give a poweful performance



Rock Band TRAX has released the music video for 'Cold Man' on the 26th.

In Januaray, the music video that was filmed at Jaebudo and Gyunggi showed Kim Heechul and Victoria's touching performance after having a break up.

Particularly, Heechul and Victoria's crying scene in the 45sec. MV teaser, has gotten alot of interest.

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translated by sugarcookie @ afx

Sounds like Heechul put a lot of work into this. :) I love his love for TRAX.