February 7th, 2010


100204 Male Idol Group Rankings By 30 Entertainment Reporters

Public Recognition
#2 Big Bang
#3 2PM
#4 Super Junior
#5 SS501
#6 2AM
#7 SHINee
#8 FT Island
#9 U-Kiss, BEAST

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Source: [tvn enews+Naver Blog (screencaps)+Yuaerubi]
Translation credits: jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net
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cr. Shinhdeplol @Beast's soompi thread, ch3rryxbl0ss0m @SHINee soompi thread

Sorry about not putting the tohosomnia link in there!

Super in More Ways Than One (Super Junior in 'Conversations with Ricky Lo')

If you can rattle off the names of the 13 cuties comprising the popular Korean Pop Group Super Junior (SuJu for short) without missing a beat, then you are a Certified KPop Devotee.

Try it (at random): Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Han Geng, Yesung, HeeChul, Sungmin, Donghae, Kangin, Kibum, Siwon, Ryeowook, Shindong and Kyuhyun.

Got it? Congratulations!

Of course, you know that not all the members were discovered in Korea in a relentless recruitment that took almost a decade, starting in the late ‘90s, around Asia. Auditions kicked off in the early 2001. Han Geng was discovered in Beijing and Kibum in L.A. The group was completed only in 2006, with Kyuhyun as the 13th recruit.

SuJu outnumbers Slipknot by four members. SuJu membership equals the members of Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and April Boys put together.

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Source: The Philippine Star
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2AM's Jinwoon Reveals A Secret About Jung Juri

Jung Jinwoon, member of the popular group 2AM, revealed that comedian Jung Juri keeps video-calling him.

Jinwoon appeared on Star Golden Bell that aired on February 6th. When Juri said, "I'm keeping my eyes on Lee Joon of MBLAQ and Jinwoon of 2AM."

Jinwoon jokingly responded, "I personally wish Juri Noona only looked at me."

After hearing that comment, Lee Chang Min of 2AM stated that "She often calls Jinwoon during our music video shoots."

G.O of MBLAQ also said, "It's abnormal. She also calls MBLAQ. Last time she called at dawn twice in a row while she was drunk." Jinwoon followed up by saying, "Even when she calls during the day, she's drunk," arousing laughter from the audience.

Hwangbo, Danny Ahn, Joanne, 2AM (excluding Jokwon), Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls, Sugar Boy, and many others also made appearance on the show.

Newsen & Omgkpop

Idol Boys best watch out, Jung Juri is coming after you.

100204 Female Idol Group Rankings By 30 Entertainment Reporters

Recently, tvN interviewed reporters to get these kind of information. Now that girl groups is dominating the kpop world because the amount of girl groups has been increasing, I guess that is why tvN decided to do this kind of news. Gladly, we can understand more about it with the information jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net & itszmaeee provided. Categories included in the ranking are Income, Dancing Skills, Fashion Sense, Public Recognition, and Overall.

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once again, i do not agree with this list! 4minute and t-ara had so many CF deals and endorsements! how can they be so low on income? plus, their albums did so well! and not to mention f(x) so low on the dance list! WHAT! LOL ...but i'm super happy with the SNSD all-kill - not even gonna lie.

source: slrigrednow in Wonder Girls Soompi Thread

G-Dragon's Shine A Light to be out thise February


For those waiting to watch G-Dragon's first solo concert Shine A Light in clear HQ clips, here's to good news. The concert, which took place in December 09, is due to be released in Japan this February. The DVD does not include subtitles and can only be played on a region 3 DVD player.


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Sources: ibigbangbbteam
Video Source: under7nacs @ youtube



Jang WooHyuk's Comeback Stage!

After completing his military service in December, ex-H.O.T member Jang WooHyuk has finally made his comeback in China during the 2009 Beijing Popular Music Awards with a powerful performance that shows he hasn't lost any of the amazing dancing skills he's so well-known for.

He opened his performance with both the intros of H.O.T. hits 'Warrior's Descendants' and 'Line Up' before launching into his own song, 'Sun That Never Sets'.

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EEEEEEEEE OUR HAMMER BOY IS BACK!! Goddamn, he's still so amazing, unf.

Source: hsy729 @ Youtube
Via: Dedicated to H.O.T forums

With Kangta coming back soon too we're almost going to need an H.O.T tag... XD
Michael Jackson - Popcorn

U-KISS “Out Of Electricity And Encountered With A Ghost Too…Signs Of Success Right?”

Spotted with thick smoky makeup, ‘Man Man Ha Ni’ U-KISS who gained popularity through Kangnam (strong guy) dance returned with their 1st full album. U-KISS title track for this time is called ‘Bingeul Bingeul (Round And Round)’ and has skyrocketed into the #1 spot onto various charts soon after it was released.

U-KISS (Alexander, Kibum, Dongho, Soohyun, Eli, Kevin, Kiseob) is finally dropping out their 1st full album after 1 year and 6 months since they debuted on September 2008. On the recent interview with Newsen, U-KISS said “This 1st album is our blood and sweat”.

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Source: Newsen
English translation: jaymie01 + jaymie501@rocketboxx + Mimi for Contiukiss
gong yoo

Seungri on going to college with Yuri and his first subway ride

"I'd help Soshi's Yuri arrange a blind date"

Seungri, member of 5 member group Big Bang revealed that he wanted to "introduce Girl's Generation Yuri to a cool man".

Seungri has attracted much attention when he said those words during an interview with the members at a CF shoot that aired on KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Relay' yesterday

He revealed his excitement of being a university student this year, saying "I'm mostly looking forward to those meetings that are part of a university student's lifestyle. Especially with students that major in dance" (T/N: 'Meetings' are like the Korean version of group blind dates)

In addition, he said "Girl's Generation Yuri and I have the same major. I'd like to take responsibility and find her a really handsome/cool boyfriend" and conveyed his greetings to her by saying "Yuri-sshi, let's become closer. I'll see you at school. Bye"

On the other hand, Big Bang plans to make a comeback by releasing a new album in the later half of the year.

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Sources :
1st:  korean article ; translated by sparkskey @ [info]omona_prection 
2nd: bigbangupdates ; video
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Jo Kwon and GaIn Have Filmed Their First Kiss Scene On WGM

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Jo Kwon and GaIn attempted their first nervous kiss scene.

Recently on MBC We Got Married, 2AM was featured filming the MV for their new song ‘Even If I Die, I will not let you go’, Jo Kwon filmed a kiss scene with GaIn.

In front of his other 2AM members, Jo Kwon shows a strong manly image as the ‘beastly husband’ and called GaIn to the filming set. At first when GaIn heard about the kiss scene for the MV, she was doubtful but then she received the go-ahead and got all ready to be the female lead in the MV.

And with the 2AM members and even the MV director’s working together, the kiss scene was filmed.

The show is set to air on 6th February.

Source: KBites

So scripted, but I suppose all of you GaKwon shippers will be happy. I am still holding out on GaYo's first kiss, if it hasn't happened already. ;D

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T-ara’s performance at V-Star League game met with controversy

T-ara performed their hits Bo Peep Bo Peep and Like the First Time at the V-Star League volleyball game presented by Nonghyup Bank.

This was Soyeon’s first performance with the group after recovering from the H1N1 virus. While the girls looked great as always, the appearance was met with some controversy over the sexy dancing and short skirts in a family setting. “The skirts were much too short. They have to think about the families and children coming to this game.” one reporter said.


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And the ‘Family Outing’ members bid farewell……

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‘Elder’, ‘Game King’, ‘National MC’, ‘Chun-derella’, ‘Kim KookJong’, ‘Clumsy SiYeon’, ‘Young guy’, ‘Sweet YeJin’, ‘Madam bedroom’, ‘Dumb Brothers’ etc were some of the nicknames which were given out in the course of 1 year and 8 months of SBS Family Outing, but it is time to say goodbye.
The last episode of SBS Family Outing was aired on 7th February, and the filming was done in a village in JeonNam BoSeong. The Family members promised one another to spend their last night with cool smiles instead of tears.
And after the night, the Family members also prepared breakfast for over 100 filming staff and said their real ‘goodbye’.

They took their last commemorative photo together with all smiles and thanked one another with “Worked hard” and hugs. Even though all the members were all smiles till the end, ‘Madam Bedroom’ Lee Hyori was seen tearing at the last moment, unable to hold back her tears.

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source: kbites   aska0510x@youtube miseremeiYT@youtube

i'm going to miss them

4minute in the Phillipines

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The girls of 4minute continue their promotions in the Philippines with a performance of their first hit single Hot Issue on ASAP XV.

After a great performance yesterday on Wowowee, the girls rocked it out again on stage. The segment ended with a quick greeting and GaYoon explaining the meaning behind the group’s name. The girls did a great job with the song and it’s good to see it done live again. Can’t wait to see what they have in store next.

allkpop & 4minute soompi thread & migoogle @ YT.

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they were really well received! :D no anjullae or what a girl wants fancams yet!

Ga-in congratulates Jokwon on winnning #1 on inki

권아 1위축하해 ♡ 백허그는 기다리다 지쳐서……………….이젠 내가 하고싶다…………………..젠장…. 1위안해도 해줄려고했어……

Kwon-ah, congrats on being #1 ♡ Tired of waiting for that back hug....... Now, I want to give you the hug... Damn. I was planning on doing it even if you didn't win.

Translated by: Sparkskey at omona_prection 

Linking this back to the article where Ga-in promises to give a back hug. Felt a little empty without a picture so I decided to stuff one in xD

you are the world made beautiful

dbsk to sing the theme for a new japanese movie

On 7 February, it was revealed that the 5-member Korean group, Tohoshinki, will be singing the main theme song, 「With All My Heart ~The Summer You Danced~」, for the movie 『The Summer You Danced』 (Director: Hideyuki Katsuki), which airs in September. This song is recorded as the 8th track in CD2 of the 2CD+DVD version of their first Japanese best album, 『BEST SELECTION 2010』. It is a refreshing ballad brimming with passion.

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source: mandasoh@tohosomnia

tl;dr: dong bang > the world
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yunho leads a new hallyu wave

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U-know Yunho (real name Jung Yunho) is leading fans into a new Hally wave by encouraging them to donate across the borders.

Recently, one of U-know Yunho's Japanese fanclubs "Be With Yunho" did their own fundraising and made a trip to personally donate KRW$10,000,000 to South Korea's Social Welfare Organization. The local fans in Japan have also donated more than KRW$5,000,000 to the Haiti victims in Yunho's name.

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Source: [newsen + baidutvxq]
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I'm really sorry for all the errors, mods. >.o They should be fixed now.
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snsd ideal man world cup revelations

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SNSD's Dating Rule

Hyoyeon revealed a rather different dating rule between SNSD.

In KBS 2TV's "Sweet Night" which aired February 7th, SNSD had their Ideal World Cup.

Hyoyeon stated, "We have a specific rule for dating in SNSD. Even if we get a boyfriend, we can't keep it a secret between each other." As many questioned about the rule, she included, "By giving each other information, we won't have to overlap crushes."

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translated by typicalharu @ ssf

Seohyun likes sweet potatoes more than Song Seunghun

SNSD's Taeyeon revealed that Maknae Seohyun has a special type of love with sweet potatoes.

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However, Maknae Seohyun was unconfortable with the decision made. Taeyeon stated, "Seohyun likes sweet potatoes more than Song Seunghun." She continued by saying, "Seohyun always carries around sweet potatoes in her bag and eats them like an hamster. When she offers them to us, her face expression clearly states that she does not want to share them with us."

translated by honeydewlove @ ssf

I wonder if they're roasted sweet potatoes? I love those.