May 11th, 2010

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Rain becomes the first Korean to be nominated for a MTV Movie Award


Rain who starred in hollywood movie 'Ninja Assassin', whose name has been already widely known to the hollywood.

As he won three Green Planet Movie Awards, the Best International Entertainer (Asia), 10 Outstanding Asians in Hollywood, and Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year, he showed off his position as the hottest actor in the hollywood.

Since MTV Awards are distinguished as the most marketable and the youngest celebrities' meeting place, winning the award has great significant.

The final winners for 13 MTV Movie Awards will be made in an online vote which will be held from the 13th of May, and the winners will be announced about two weeks later. If he wins the award, he'll attend the awards ceremony that will be held in LA, USA, on June 6th.

Source: Korean Economy | Now news
Brief translation credit: rain bird @ rain-eu.com
Credits: myjungjihoon.blogspot.com
scarlett johansson → i'm your number one

Wonder Girls ill-treated: ex-tutor


Original members of Wonder Girls before Sun-mi’s (far left) departure from the group in January Kim Myung-sub/The Korea Herald
 
A former English tutor for popular K-pop group Wonder Girls on Tuesday painted a grim and detailed account of JYPE’s “ill-conceived” management of the band’s venture into the North American market. 

Daniel Gauss, who was the group’s New York-based English tutor from October 2009 to May 2010 said over e-mail that the girls had been mismanaged by local music mogul Park Jin-young’s entertainment company.

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By Song Woong-ki  (kws@heraldm.com)

SOURCE: The Korean Herald
sicily

2AM to lend their voices to Official World Cup Album



The neverending queue of K-pop idols singing for the upcoming Fifa World Cup in South Africa continues as it was annnounced that 2AM will be the next to do so!

Sony Music Entertainment revealed on the 11th that 2AM will be Asia’s solo representative on the Official World Cup album called, Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album™ and also feature songs by international artists like Shakira, R.Kelly, Pitbull, John Legend, etc. It was revealed that Sony had gone through a lot of entries from many Asian artists before deciding on 2AM.

2AM’s song will be titled Number 1 and is composed by Bang Shi Hyuk. The song will be released first in Korea on the 18th while the album will be out on 31st May.

source: akp

8D.
talking bout my girl [Sohee]

JYPE denies ex-tutor’s claims of WG being ill-treated

A follow-up to this post.



Since the news was published, JYPE CEO JungWook has released a rebuttal statement. He did not deny that the girls were housed in the JYPE New York office, but stated that the building is much the same as the JYPE building in Seoul with two floors for living. He further claimed that Wonder Girls had refused an offer of a dorm in New Jersey. Jungwook added that the claims of Wonder Girls receiving no health insurance was nonsense.

This matter raises so many questions, especially about who is telling the truth. With the Wonder Girls comeback in 5 days and two more teasers to be revealed, I am sure this is not the publicity JYPE were hoping for at this time.

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SOURCE: Star News; WonderfulsWorld

Cruel entertainment industry is cruel. idk what to think anymore other than I hope WG will bounce back from all this and have a good comeback :)
TOP & YB
  • ashiva

TOP says he lived as 17-year-old for 6 months for "Fire"


From left, actors Kim Seung-woo, T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun), Kwon Sang-woo and Cha Seung-won pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "Into Fire" held at Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2010.

In August of 1950, when the Korean War was well under way, a letter was found in the pocket of student soldier Lee Woo-geun who died while fighting in a battle to defend the Nakdong River. The letter, which the 16-year-old had failed to send off to his mother, read the following: "Mother, I killed a person. It was such a brutal death. Why do we have to go into war? I'm thinking frightening thoughts. I wish the war would end quickly and feel your warm embrace." Film "Into Fire" starts with this letter.

What leads the film is not its blockbuster scale which cost the production 11.3 billion won, nor its extravagant cast. The camera operates in order to shed light onto the existence of student soldiers who took part in the meaningless war yet have failed to be remembered for their sacrifice. Their young lives, which in vain were used as human shields on the battlefields of a war which in itself in a tragedy, deepens the scar left by the incident. "Into Fire" satisfies its name as a war movie with its grand-scale battle scenes but will it also manage to draw on the tragedy of the Korean War which is our nation's pain? The film, produced to pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, is set for release on June 17. Below are excerpts from the press conference attended by director Lee Jae-han and actors Cha Seung-won, Choi Seung-hyun (TOP), Kwon Sang-woo and Kim Seung-woo.

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Source: asiae.co.kr - 1, 2, 3, 4
jenjen

2NE1 performs at 5th Annual Adoption Day Event

Since it is family month, an event has been arranged to share the beautiful meaning and feeling of adoption.

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On the 11th, the Ministry of Health is holding an anniversary event of the "5th Annual Adoption Day" at the Grand Hilton hotel in HongeunDong, Seoul. The theme of the event is 'Adoption is love born from the heart' and there will be 1000 adoption families participating, as well as health minister Jun Jaehee.

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Source(s): http://news.nate.com/view/20100510n17737
Translated by GEE @ ygladies.com
Photo credits: pink★MIC @dcgallery / nique_25 @ soompi

girls looking fine ... btw there were rumors that the girls were in london ... hmmm...
chomi

Countdown for 4Minute’s comeback begins! Teaser site opened


Recently having done a concert in Japan, 4Minute will be back in Korea with a new album and a teaser site for it has been opened.

The countdown for 4Minute’s comeback in Korea has started with the opening of a teaser site on their official homepage on 11th May.

A still cut with the words ’4Minute, Coming Soon’ written is posted on the teaser site. And there are 3 brackets and a ‘OK’ button on the still cut. The 3 brackets will require the 3 secret keywords before the teaser site opens.

Meanwhile, it has been known that 4Minute will have their comeback in the 3rd week of May.

KBites

Wow, didn't know they were coming back so soon.
[360]

LG and Microsoft announce South Korean partnership



Korean television manufacturer LG and Microsoft have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding representing a new partnership in South Korea between the TV maker's 3D sets and Microsoft's Xbox 360 consoles, Engadget reports. A press release on the subject (wobbily translated from Korean They should have submitted to omona_prection!) seems to say that the 360 will be sold in the region with 3D games in-tow and an LG 55/47LX9500 LED, possibly starting in June. Unfortunately, no details of the partnership could be confirmed with Microsoft or LG reps in the States as of this publishing.

That said, a Microsoft rep told us: "As we've said before, 3D games are available today on Xbox 360 and will continue to evolve. Today, you can buy a 3DTV and wear glasses to play games like Avatar, and more titles like Batman: Arkham Asylum are on the way. The promotional partnership with LG announced in South Korea today is specific to the South Korean market, but is further evidence that as 3D adoption grows, Xbox 360 will support 3D games and entertainment."

Given that statement, we don't see the partnership having global implications just yet -- not to mention the game being played above is Avatar and the two games mentioned by Microsoft are known to be 3D enabled. But hey, at least we got this hilariously awkward image of Microsoft's Alan Bowman playing games with LG's marketing strategy lead, right?

Source: Joystiq and Engadget

Really this is just an excuse for us to talk video games. But we all know that Lee Byung Hun is a head of the curve when it comes to his next-gen consoles.
heechul

Heechul shed tears while talking about his withdrawal rumors



Super Junior's Kim Heechul revealed his feeling regarding rumors about him withdrawing from Super Junior.

Kim Heechul participated in SBS Strong Heart recording that set to be broadcast on the 11th. During the recording, he revealed that " Because of acting and other individual activities, there are times where Super Junior singer activities had become a burden ( to me ) "

He continued. " Because of this, I'm having some conflict with other members, it even came to the point where i have to leave the dorm and lived alone "

" There were many Super Junior's fan who also said things like Kim Heechul has no help to Super Junior at all. I was really hurt because there's even rumor about me withdrawing from Super Junior "

Fellow member, Leeteuk who was also a guest on Strong Heart that day had left the recording set because he couldn't resist his tears. He began to cry after hearing Kim Heechul's confession. After that, Kim Heechul started to shed tears too.

Excluding Kangin who is entering the army soon, Kibum who is focusing on his acting career and Hankyung who is currently having some dispute with the company, the other 10 members of Super Junior will be releasing their 4th album on the 13th.


Credit : Super Junior Tieba
Chinese to English translation by : MilkShake @ sj-world.net
Please take out with full credit.

I hope we can see the full ten members onstage always throughout their promotions. :) And all ten will be appearing on Strong Heart and Star King next month, gaiz! :D
jazzed-kyu

Kyuhyun's Audio Message on UFOTown AKA him being drunk


Source: RaiBaka @ youtube.com


Translation:

[he sings a short bit of the Teacher's Day song]

Oh, this isn't it? (it's not this song?)
Today is the day for our most precious parents, it's Parent's Day!
Has everyone prepared their letter of thanks and pretty carnations?
Actually we shouldn't just show respect to our parents once a year, but everyday.
But how come we can't just make it happen like we want it?
I'm just like everyone else.
I hope that every year as I get older,
I will show my love for my parents more and more.
As I say this I feel very moved ㅎㅎ
Although I, Kyuhyun, am famous for being filial,
I should work harder to make everyone think of Kyuhyun when they hear "filial son".

Everyone - Fighting!


Translated by ♥ jubee ♥ at SJ-WORLD.NET


He really sounded drunk when he was singing. =____=
liseux
  • _ochre

Lee Hyori spotted on the streets of Seoul HongDae!



Photos taken of Lee Hyori walking on the streets of Seoul HongDae have surfaced on the internet.

The photos were posted up by netizens on online community site h-town on 11th May. In the photos, Lee Hyori was seen surrounded by many people and many netizens were shocked by Lee Hyori’s beauty which made her stood out from the HongDae crowd.

Netizens’ comments were, “So this is why they are call celebrities”, “Really pretty”, “She just stands out”, “That is why they call here the celestial entertainer” etc. It is known that Lee Hyori was at HongDae on the 9th for the filming of KBS Entertainment Weekly guerrilla interview with reporter Kim TaeJin.

Meanwhile, Lee Hyori is up #1 for the 3rd week with her new song ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ on SBS Inkigayo.

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Source: StarNews
Via: sookyeong

lol ~shocked~ by her beauty. EVERYDAY I SHOK.
TDK
  • ashiva

Transvestite boy fools sex-buying men and police

A teenage "girl" arrested in central Seoul in March for offering to sell sex to adult men on the Internet has been found to be a boy, nearly a month after he was taken into police custody.

Before the 16-year old, only identified by his surname Choi, was found out through fingerprint identification, he was held in a lockup cell with five women at a Seoul detention center in Uiwang city, Gyeonggi Province, for 23 days.

After finding out his real gender, police immediately moved him to a cell for men and had to revise the case report.

According to police, Tuesday, Choi was arrested along with four others in late March on charges of selling sex to adult men.

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Source: The Korea Times

Wonder Girls’ Sunye and Ye-Eun speak up about JYPE’s alleged mistreatment

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A former English tutor of the Wonder Girls, Daniel Gauss, recently made allegations on JYP Entertainment’s “ill-conceived” management of the girl group’s venture into the U.S. market.

Jung Wook, CEO of JYP Entertainment released a rebuttal statement, denying such claims and clearing up misunderstandings that may have been caused because of them. Even with the company’s rebuttal statement at hand, there was still heavy doubt towards them as they have been plagued with controversial issues as of late.

However, their words may be easier to believe as Yenny herself spoke up about JYP Entertainment’s alleged mistreatment towards the Wonder Girls on her Twitter.

Let me say just one thing. One day, while recording, I said that I felt a cold coming on and he gave me a bottle of vitamins and told me to always take one vitamin everyday. Then, on another day, he bought five jars of organic honey and told me to always eat one spoonful every morning. Because it was good for my throat. When it was my birthday, you wrote me a heartfelt message on a puppy card you handpicked yourself. This is the kind of “unjust” treatment that we have received. It is because we were unable to give back that much in return.

As implied from Yenny’s recent tweet, it seems like things are going swell at the JYP headquarters. So did Daniel Gauss really have the girls’ best interest at heart like he claimed to be, or was he harboring an ulterior motive, like gaining 15 seconds of fame?

JYPE is now seeking to pursue legal action against him for raising such allegations.

Although it is unfortunate that the issue had to arise four days before the Wonder Girls’ long-awaited comeback, you can’t keep a good thing down.

UPDATE: Yenny recently updated her twitter with these two tweets:

@followjyp JY, u said the truth always wins and i believe that cuz u said so. just hope u know that we are here for u as u’ve always been.

@followjyp and we love you..! :)


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source: allkpop 1, allkpop 2

Record high of 200K preorders for Super Junior 4th album ‘Bona Mana’

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Super Junior achieved a record of 200K pre-orders for their upcoming 4th album ‘Bona Mana’.

Set to be released on the 13th, the upcoming 4th album has received 64,800 online and 133,685 offline preorders totalling to 198,485 preorders. It seems there is great interests from fans for the group’s new album.

Back in 2009, the group achieved a record high of 250K album sales with their 3rd album ‘Sorry Sorry’ and even received a Golden Disk for it. It seems like this ‘album kings’ are set to do the same for the 2nd year with their new album.

The album will have 11 tracks in it. And a version A album will be released on 13th May while version B album will be released on the 20th.

Meanwhile, the group is set for their comeback stage on 14th May on KBS Music Bank.

S: sookyeong

dang

2PM "I'm having a hard time. Buy me a drink" reactions from SHINee-Big Bang-Se7en?

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At the news that 2PM was having a hard time, their friends showed a warm reaction.

On May 10th, 2PM's Junho, Junsu, and Wooyoung appeared on SBS PowerFM 'Kim Heechul's Young Street.' At the instructions of DJ Kim Heechul, they simultaneously texted their friends the message, "I'm having a hard time. Buy me a drink" and revealed the reply texts as soon as they arrived.

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S: nate
TRANS: W2D

lol yb <3
"the truth will always win.." oOoOOoOOoooo
stock → syringe; rainbow

ZE:A's JunYoung collapses from fatigue


ZE:A’s usually capable leader Joon Young has recently been rushed to the hospital after collapsing.

Starting out on the 11th, Joon Young was reported to have been feeling unwell and was sent to the emergency room soon after for treatment. Once treated, he was discharged from the hospital, but began to have chills and eventually developed a fever while traveling to his scheduled destinations. He was rushed once again to the hospital and is now currently resting.

An official stated, “He seems very exhausted from his schedule. In addition to the performances on various music programs, he still rehearses hard for the upcoming Dream Concert. Today he had to go and record a CF. However, it seems as though his health is back to normal.”

We hope that ZE:A’s Joon Young recovers very soon!


source: AKP
That sucks. D:
  • enoa03

Donghae's Audio Message to ELF


Source: blueprincez4@YT

TRANSLATION:
Super Junior, together with 4th album, has return to the center of everyone. I am Super Junior’s Fishy Donghae. To the fans and ELFs that has been waiting for our comeback, thank you for waiting for us whole-heartedly. In order to show everyone a perfect album, we put in alot of preparation (effort) in this 4th album, and hope that it will become an album that our ELFs are really really really really really proud of (happy with). Am Curious which song everyone will like, and everyone also guess which is my favourite song. If everyone is able to choose their favourite song, we will use it as an event preparation during future activities and show it to everyone. So hope that everyone can like our Title Song first. Super Junior’s 4th album is in the hands of everyone! Everyone don’t cheat and must be together always. I love you all, every sapphire-blue kids, ELFs, I love you all. Hope that everyone will be together with Super Junior forever. Super Junior’s Donghae

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Credit: 海世代
Chinese Trans: Coco
English Trans: minoko2440 @sapphirepearls.com
TAKE OUT WITH ALL CREDITS AND DO NOT ADD YOUR OWN
Calm Gary

Invincible Youth to welcome new members in June



Yuri, Sunny, Narsha, Hyomin, Sunhwa, Hara and Hyuna. They are part of the famous G7 on Invincible Youth but in the coming weeks, some of them will be leaving the show.
Invincible Youth has been achieving steady ratings since debuting last year but PD Kim Ho Sang is looking to shake things up as part of the spring reorganization. He revealed on the 10th that the new changes will be effected around late May or early June. While the finalized list is yet to be determined, at least 1 – 2 members are expected to be replaced. MCs will remain intact.
PD Kim also added that they would be looking to recruit members whose schedules won’t be in too much of a conflict with the filming of Invincible Youth.
The show’s self farming concept won’t be changed much either although member dynamics will be affected with the addition of new members.

Given the present scenario, we can probably guess who are the ones that might be leaving. It will be really sad to see any of the original members leave though.

AKP

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DDD:
volkova

MBLAQ’s G.O, “Rain put the song he promised to MBLAQ in his own album”



MBLAQ G.O reveals a secret of his president Rain.

The 2 of them were on SBS Strong Heart aired on 11th May where G.O revealed, “There is an eraser in Rain’s head.”

He continued, “The 4th track off Rain’s album tited ‘The Same’ was actually a track he promised he would give to MBLAQ. But in the end, the track ended up in his own album.”

Upon G.O’s confession, Rain said, “You guys can’t pull the song off.” They then had a live battle on the show and the guest appearances have voted for G.O.

G.O then revealed another incident of Rain’s forgetfulness. He said, “One day our manager told us to wear the clothes that Rain can no longer wear, and we received a box of the clothes. But one day, Rain saw the clothes and ask ‘Isn’t that mine’. Even after telling him about what the manager said, Rain still went to the box and took out a set of clothes to wear.”

Source:Newsen
 Credits: KBites 
Jailbait Taemin

Wonder Girls "2 Different Tears" Event Video


The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Rain, David Wu and Crystal Kay congratulate the Wonder Girls on their American album release.

Once again, the event info:

Wonder Girls will be launching their newest album 2 DIFFERENT TEARS live via UStream, to be broadcasted in English, Korean, and Chinese!
The event will take place at the
Conga Room in Los Angeles, CA in May 15th, 2010 (5PM PST/8PM EST)


Source: wondergirls

Kim C is leaving 1 Night 2 Days

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Our beloved spacey member of 1 Night 2 Days, Kim C will be leaving the show.

It was revealed by Kim C on the 12th that he will leave the show due to his wish in traveling abroad to study music.

On the 7th, he filmed his last episode of 1 Night 2 Days as all the members said goodbye to him with sadness since they have all grown close to each other in the past three years of filming as a closely-knitted family.

S: allkpop