April 16th, 2010

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South Korea's Scary Fame Game

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U.S. Marie Claire writer Abigail Haworth writes for the April 2010 issue about the dark side of Korean entertainment.

South Korea's Scary Fame Game
The country's superhot "K-celebs" are flaming out fast.

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source: Marie Claire

Sorry there is no direct source as I typed this up myself from the magazine. So please forgive any typing errors.
While not "news" I find it interesting that this found its way to a U.S. publication.

Distinction method between idols and A-list idols... "Have you filmed a --?"

Commercials, the one thing that proves the level of popularity of today's hottest stars. Especially specific products that use idols as their advertising models as they get a wave of popularity that is as huge as the idols'.

Advertisers dream of being the top by using the hottest idols as their advertising models and the commercials that only the tops idols can film are by idols who are recognised as the best of the bests. And before we know it, idols and advertisers will join hands together with a win-win strategy. Collapse )

Original source: Nate News
Translated by: crystalheng @ Wild2Day.org
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YG Entertainment planning for something on April 19th?

For visitors to YG Entertainment's website on the 16th, they would have been greeted by a sentence laid against a black background that wrote, "Let's go crazy!".

And if you go ahead and click on that, you will be directed to a me2day blog that wrote, "April 19th, 10am" and the same message.

Fans are apparently going crazy and speculating on what’s being planned by YG on the 19th. In response, YG expressed, "This is part of our teaser marketing so we cannot reveal anything more. Please wait until the 19th."

Having announced comeback plans for Gummy, 2NE1, Big Bang, Taeyang and Se7en earlier in the week, fans are suspecting that this message could be linked to either one of them. Excited much and who do you think it might be?

Source: Allkpop

now i am intrigued. 

A 'Super'- sized show

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MANILA, Philippines - “Bring a white hanky, a lightboard, a blue glowstick, and I know you don’t know the members very well, but try to bring a banner with their names on it, anyway. Oh and come early, people are going to be lining up at Araneta as early as 5 a.m. And maybe you could memorize the fan chants, too!”

Hearing these words from my fangirl friend’s mouth, I couldn’t help but be shocked. When I asked for some information and advice about the Super Junior concert, I wasn’t expecting to be told to bring banners or be at the venue a full 14 hours before show time.

My friend’s suggestions were only the first of many surprises during the Super Junior Super Show 2 concert. Having only dipped my toes in the Korean-Pop pool, I had no concrete expectations — but I certainly didn’t see such a unique experience coming.

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This article touched my fangirl heart a lot. I just wanted to share it here. :)

Article: Philippine Star (written by Maria Jorica B. Pamintuan)
Photo: Wanderrgirl @ Blogspot

Han Geng bakes a cake!

Han Geng personally bakes a cake for Na Ying, the president of the judges on the Music Billboards,
to thank her for inviting him to the Meng Niu Music Billboard Ceremony on April 11

source: gengfans@yt

no subs, but it's obvious what he's doing.
the show playing an sjm song in the background at one part was a little disheartening, ngl.

so, first milkshakes and now cakes... what next?


The Pimp's Drama Gets Pimped

‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, which is getting a lot of attention for casting Micky Yoochun for its lead role, will bring forth a new model for producing dramas.

Historical Drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, which is based off the bestseller novel ‘The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars’, will employ a hanbok designer, publicity marketing company and a company specializing in merchandise for their production line up and have formed a blueprint for everything ranging from filming to the sales of goods related to the drama.

Although most dramas wait until after it is finished to begin selling related goods, ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ will complete all marketing, merchandise and production plans before the drama ends. The expectations for the drama is high as the production team who have come together for it is as good as it can get.

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source: Sharing Yoochun

translation credits: jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net
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Sounds like they're really laying out the red carpet for Yoochun and this drama. Getting really excited to see my bb werk a hanbok :P


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Super Junior: Yesung

Suju's Leeteuk lost 5kg, Siwon and Heechul also successful

Even Super Junior's Leeteuk has been successful in his diet, joining the ranks of male idols with perfect bodies.

Not long ago, Super Junior member Choi Siwon dieted and successfully built his body for his appearance in drama "Oh! My Lady", where he showed off his chocolate abs. Kim Heechul was also successful in dieting and has become a hot topic due to his sharp jaw line.

Recently Leeteuk has also been reported to have lost 5kg. Leeteuk didn't do much exercise, but just naturally lost his weight due to the hectic nature of his schedule.

Currently Leeteuk is a fixed cast member of the show SBS 'Strong Heart' and 'Star King', and he is also going to join the SBS World Cup Special Program 'Waving the Korean Flag'. He is also the DJ of KBS Radio's (89.1Mhz) "Super Junior Kiss The Radio".

Meanwhile Choi Siwon has lost 8kg for his SBS miniseries "Oh! My lady" . Kim Heechul, who recently gained popularity for appearing in the past SBS weekend drama 'Loving You a Million Times', went on a diet and lost 7kg through sport exercise and dieting.

Last year, Shindong lost 20kg but has since gained weight again due to yo-yo dieting. Recently Shindong is reported to have started the diet again.

Source: Newsen
Translated by ♥ jubee ♥@SJ-World.net

I can't believe they're on diets, especially Leeteuk >_> He's already been losing a lot of weight just from stress.

Kim Yu-na dances to Run Devil Run

For those who don’t know who Kim YuNa is, she is the 2010 Winter Olympics champion in figure skating for ladies singles. On top of that, she is also the 2009 World champion, and the 2009 Four Continents champion. There has been some raw footage released of her and a group dancing to SNSD’s hit song, Run Devil Run in figure skating style. Check out the video below.

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Source: kpoplive & SweetMilkis & HappyBabyJane

I like how the running dance move looks on ice :D
Super Junior: Yesung

Lee Hyori new mv banned by KBS while passed in MBC and SBS

Singer Lee Hyori's title track music video "Chitty Chitty bang bang" has been considered "Inappropriate" by KBS.

Mnet Media said of the 16th that Lee Hyori's music video has passed examination on MBC and SBS while it has failed in KBS TV.

The reason for this would be because of her driving a huge truck without wearing a seatbelt, walking around the road and dancing and violating Road Traffic Laws which was pointed out by KBS "Illegal". The music video is up for editing and reconsideration.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori has made her first live comeback yesterday in m!countdown while music bank and inkigayo are cancelled this week, the rest of her comeback performances will have to wait till next week.

Currently, her song "chitty chitty bang bang" is topping online music sites such as melon, bucks, lunch and mnet.com

Blueprincess824 @ Dailykpopnews(dkpopnews.net)

heechul is so pwetty


I am sure that most of you guys here who are up to date with their schedules are aware of the upcoming meeting this June 19th! Many of us are concerned whether the fanmeeting was pure fluke or just plain syndicate to swindle money from fans.

Well, fret no more because the teaser is here at Geneses Entertainment's Facebook page! Video can't be embed so I'll just post up the links here.

I will update more when the video is posted on YouTube.


Source : Geneses Entertainment Facebook  ; Geneses Entertainment Official Website ; onlyUkiss1 @ YT

I had to lol at Alexander's failed pronunciation  perfect Cantonese (I fail, -.-) . Kevin's slang is adorable!!

T-ara, Hyuna and BEG: most illegally downloaded of the month

The Korean Copyright Association's Copyright Protection Center has found that T-ara's "I Go Crazy Because of You" was the number one most illegally downloaded song of the month of March in Korea.

The same center found that on web chat boards, 2,370 copies were illegally downloaded of the song. Hyuna's "Change" came in second with 1,866 illegal downloads, while "Sign" by Brown Eyed Girls was the 3rd most downloaded song of the month with 1,764.

In the movie world, Avatar came in 1st, with 1,351 downloads. Sherlock Holmes and the Korean film, The Taoist Wizard, came in 2nd and 3rd, with 687 and 494 illegal downloads respectively.

Source: Yahoo Japan
Translated by hihi2010@soompi

I thought those numbers would be higher... must be numbers of people they could successfully catch/track.