May 2nd, 2010

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Are female idols pressured too much to stay skinny and thin?

Lately, a lot of netizens online are criticizing and scrutinizing female idols and their weight.

Most netizens stereotype female idol celebrities as perfect and by perfect I mean: Skinny, Pretty, perfect complexion, silky hair, Curvy, a beautiful face and a less than normal weight. Any idol's seen with a small imperfection are immediately talked a lot online making news and making issue's.

Here are some of the famous celebrities who have been scrutinized for having "belly fat" or being scrutinized by their weight.
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article by: Blueprincess824 @ dailykpopnews
gee. when they have a bit of weight, netizens make such a  bit deal out of it. ok now they are skinny, you guys are complaining they are not healthy & shit. so what do you want them to be? D: Shindong anyone? btw mods, check again, i DID link directly to the article mmk?

The HahaMong Show begins on a bad note

People were indeed tired of waiting for the HahaMong Show, which aired on the 1st. Though the show was packed with the hottest idols, it failed to impress.

The ratings show that this program only received a 4.5% viewer rating. That is a low rating for most shows, especially an anticipated one.

The show consists of idols as permanent guests and and long-time friends Haha and MC Mong as the main MCs. The pilot episode’s guests were Big Bang’s Seungri and Daesung. They also went into 2AM’s dorm for the other half of the show to act as their moms for the day.

But were people’s expectations set too high? Were they just too tired of waiting since it took a whole month to air? Or was the show just not that good?

It was Children’s Day in Korea so that automatically lowers down the ratings but these ratings are lower than expected.

S: allkpop

... i quite enjoyed the show. 

Narsha Is Rain's #1 Fan Girl

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Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha recently became a radio host by replacing Maybee on what is now Narsha’s Volume Up. For one episode, the idol invited Rain as a special guest. She’s been a fan of him for a long time, so people are especially anticipating their “first” encounter.

This won’t be the first time that Narsha & Rain will get to meet each other face to face. In fact, they go way back to October of 2008 when Rain was on the MBC radioshow Starry Night Radio. On that day, they made Rain have a phone call with Narsha. Narsha was beyond excited, but got shy and ended the conversation with, “Oppa, I love you!”

The second encounter was on Invincible Youth. The two exchanged a brief phone call when Kim Tae Woo called Rain up.

Now, her third chance has come along. The world star Rain will be on her radio show on the 4th of May, and the idol-fangirl will have the chance to meet him, talk to him, touch him, laugh with him and so much more.

Narsha said, “I don’t have the confidence to look at him in the eye and talk to him… Please set up a wall in between or something.”

Stay tuned for this romantic radio show.

Source: AKP

I'm glad she has her own platform to showcase her very special brand of crazy. Rain had better watch out...

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Jung Juri hints MBLAQ Lee Joon, "Take home if I like"

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Gag woman Jung Juri exposed her secrets to luring guys.

Jung Juri appeared on May 1st's episode of KBS 2TV Star Golden Bell and introduced how she shows guys that she likes them.

Jung Juri said, "I will bring the guy I like home, asking him to help me change a light bulb or tell him I can't put up the curtains."

Lee Joon quickly said, "Not long ago, I got called over to her house to hammer some nails. Jung Juri said she wanted to put up a picture frame but she isn't tall enough."

Meanwhile, the other celebrity guests on the show were Park Jungyu and Kang Suji, Hwang Hyeyeong, Kim Jungmin, Secret's Han Sunhwa, BEAST's Yoon Doojoon, Yong Junhyung, Yang Yoseob, Noh Yoomin, and more.

source: dkpopnews

BEAST Yong Junhyung & Yang Yoseob exposed, "Yoon Doonjoon and MBLAQ's Lee Joon have changed"

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BEAST's Yong Junhyung and Yang Yoseob revealed that member Yoon Doojoon and good friend MBLAQ's Lee Joon have changed after becoming popular.

Junhyung and Yoseob appeared on May 1st's episode of KBS 2TV Star Golden Bell. MC Ji Suk Jin asked, "Rumour has it that Yoon Doojoon has changed after becoming very popular". They applauded in agreement.

Junhyun said, "Doojoon is usually very casual and did as he pleased in the dorm. But when we are at broadcast stations he would say 'People will recognise us, be careful when we speak. We need to be luxury idols all the time.'" He also added, "The Yoon Doojoon at our dorm is someone who plays soccer wearing only his underwear".

MC Ji Suk Jin responded, "Not long ago, Lee Joon performed splits on the show. Yoon Doojoon stayed still and didn't do anything just to watch his image". Yoon Doonjoon quickly changed the topic, "The one who has really changed is Lee Joon".

Junhyung said, "Today when we met him at the waiting room. I was very happy to see him so I wanted to give him a hug. But he just said 'Hi' and walked away." Responding to this, Lee Joon asked, "Isn't it enough to greet and say hello? What else should I do?" Junhyung, Doojoon and Yoseob replied in unison, "You should hug", "A little hug", "That's too mean". Lee Joon was left speechless.

souce: dkpopnews

4-dimensional Kim HeeChul, “SNSD YoonA used to like me”

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Super Junior Kim HeeChul fired So Nyeo Shi Dae YoonA by saying that YoonA used to like him.

Kim HeeChul had said that during his guest appearance on SBS Family Outing 2 aired on 2nd May. He said, “At first I am not as close to YoonA. I was close to Jessica and Sunny. To say the truth, YoonA used to like me.”

He added, “A while back when she had this scandal with TaecYeon, I laughed at it. YoonA doesn’t like guys like TaecYeon..” showing his unique confidence. But YoonA’s reply was “I also don’t like guys like oppa.”

Kim HeeChul then started showing caring gestures like brushing off dust from YoonA’s head. Kim HeeChul also had a showdown of the variety sense with ‘kkap Kwon’ Jo Kwon.

Meanwhile, Kim HeeChul has recently been decided as the fixed appearance on Family Outing 2.

source: kbites
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Behind the front line, a shrouded military

‘My son died for nothing. He was a good boy, but the military kept saying he must have had some personal problems.’

When the Cheonan sank last month, the initial reaction was shock and sadness, which quickly gave way to rage: with a government accused of dragging its feet, but also with a military that seemed unprepared for a North Korean attack.

But anger with the military runs deeper than over a single event. Mistrust of the institution is widespread because it has failed to open itself up, using the excuse of national security, while the rest of the country has embraced democracy.

South Korea’s military dictatorship may be a thing of the past, but the North’s constant saber rattling in the form of nuclear tests, missile launches, spy incidents and the occasional skirmish continue to give Korea’s men at arms an immediate relevance - and an excuse to conceal things from the public. That right to secrecy is enshrined in the National Security Law, which places restrictions even on regular citizens’ freedom of speech for the sake of preventing enemy subversion, but is even more of a cloak for the armed forces. It’s the legal manifestation of the bubble in which the military operates, isolating it from the massive changes the rest of Korean society has undergone. To date, for example, no civilian has ever been named defense minister.

Every year, a report is quietly released titled, “Military deaths caused by accidents.” In 2008, there were 134 names on that list, including 75 suicides. The suicides are usually explained by a “failure to adjust to military life.”

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Source: JoongAng Daily
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Rain and JYP 'faceoff'

Korean pop singer Rain, who is arguably the biggest sensation throughout Asia, made "a slip of the tongue" during a TV show, which incurred a response from another formidable pop musician, Park Jing-young or better known as "JYP" among his fans.

Rain recently made a remark: "I already surpassed Park Jin-young," a statement that could be interpreted as a sign of confidence or arrogance, depending on how it was seen.

During a show, aired by SBS on Friday, Rain said he received a personal text message from Park after the remark.

Park shot back to Rain: "Am I your jumping board?" said Saturday.

Judging that his remark might have irked Park's anger, Rain came to his defense, by apologizing to Park. "Oh, no∼ there was misunderstanding," Newsen. Com cited him as saying.

Park said: "Misunderstanding? What misunderstanding?" it said.

But Park apparently took Rain's comment in good faith. He later told Rain. "No worries. I enjoyed it."

Park is one of Korea's best pop musicians, who is well known for his talents in singing, dancing, song-writing since 1994. He later extended music career by forming JYP Entertainment, a production company in 1999 which is one of the biggest talent and music producing companies in South Korea.

Great talents like Jinju, G.O.D., Byul, Lim Jeong Hee, Min, Noel, Ivy, Park Ji-yoon and Rain all got their start there.

Source: The Korea Times

What are BEAST Members 3 Different Attraction Points?

On the May 1st episode of KBS 2TV ‘Star Golden Bell’ , BEAST members Yoon DooJoon, Yong JunHyung, and Yang YoSeob each stated what is attractive about themselves.

‘Leader Yoon DooJoon confidently stated, “My attraction is my eyes made up of mostly the white part, and the stare that I have.” To this Yong JunHyung stated, “If Yoon DooJoon shows a lot of the light sides, I have the heaviness,” and added on, “Because I have to have the force, I work on trying to show a serious side.”

Yang YoSeob said, “BEAST is the ‘Pet-idol’ and it is all because of me. I’m cute,” showing his famous cute expression.

After hearing this, MBLAQ’s Lee Joon stated, “I’m more flexible than BEAST,” and started showing off moves involving stretching his legs behind his neck.

*Keeps repeating to self, I will not become a B2ty, I will not become a B2ty…or a cougar for that matter.*


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Mirror Mirror On the Wall, Gyuri’s the Fairest of them All

They  don’t call Park Gyuri  “Goddess” for nothing.

‘Kara’s Gyuri said worriedly “It’s just hard to let go of mirror” .

Gyuri received consultation about her worries on “Fantasy pair of – Love’s classroom” MBC aired program on 2 May morning, hosted by Jeong Si-Yeon.

Gyuri expressed worriedly “It’s just hard to let go of mirror. Other people have noticed this”.

Jeong Si-Yeon asked “When you look at the mirror, what do you do?” Gyuri explained “I do a check on myself while looking at the mirror. This time we’ve moved to new dorm and now one side of my closet is all mirror.” Then Jeong Si-Yeon asked “Isn’t a goddess behave like so?” Gyuri “Goddess is a goddess, mirror is a mirror. It’s a different story(problem).”

Jeong Si-Yeon asked Gyuri again “(now) Take a look at the mirror” “what it feels like?” Gyuri answered “Satisfied”, which brings the whole studio into laughter. Then, Jeong Si-Yeon said wittily, “Whenever Gyuri unnie looks at the mirror, she feels satisfied, there’s nothing you can’t see on the mirror.”

There is certainly nothing wrong with having a high opinion of yourself, and for some reason I find Gyuri’s narcissism appealing as opposed to off-putting, though I’m sure there are those who would disagree.  I say we should all have such a high opinion of ourselves. Go Gyuri!

Source:Seoulbeats, Newsen
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f(x)'s Comeback Stage on May 7th in Music Bank

At 10 o'clock AM on the 3rd, f(x)'s new title track NU ABO will be officially released through various sites. NU ABO is a song that has a strong dance and powerful, unique perspective of the f(x) shown through their story and preference.

Another track 'Me+U' is about a student that has one-sided love for a math teacher. And the other track 'Sorry (Dear Daddy)' is gaining anticipation because it is a ballad duet between Krystal and Luna.

An SM Entertainment representative stated "f(x) enhanced itself to a new level with a powerful dance that will surely attract the attention of music fans.

On another hand f(x) plans to have a full-on promotion period with their title track 'NU ABO' starting on the 7th with the upcoming Music Bank.

Source: Bestiz
Credit: Sky~, affxtion
Translated: jEEly

I knew Dear Daddy would be a ballad lol. And...math teacher? mathematical functions indeed.
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SHINee's Key, first idol to take the Western Style Cooking Specialist ‘Challenge’

[Newsen Reporter Kim Jiyoon]

SHINee member Key is the first Korean idol to take on the challenge of becoming a Western Style Cooking Specialist.

In order to take the Western Style Cooking Specialist challenge and to became a lord of cooking, Key is in the midst of undergoing much training on Comedy TV’s ‘Beautiful Teacher’s Raising An Idol’ (from here on Raising An Idol).

Key, who is learning to cook with dreams of becoming a star chef in the idol world, is planning to apply for the Western Style Cooking Specialist examination which is held by the Human Resources Development Service of Korea to obtain his certification in required courses in order to become a chef.

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Source: Newsen
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