May 13th, 2010

Hyori's Idol Love Nest

On a recent taping of the variety show Happy Together, it was revealed that the Queen of Kpop Lee Hyori is actually an idol dating gossip junkie.  KARA's Hara told everyone that once Hyori called her to find out which of your favorite Kpop idols were dating undercover.  To this Hyori admitted that she was into the secret world of idol dating since her own idol heyday as a member of Fin.K.L.

Hyori admitted during the show, who is hosted by her 'brother' Yoo Jae Suk, that she secretly had two cell phones during her Fin.K.L days.  One cell phone her management company knew about and the other they didn't.  With her 'secret' cell phone she would gossip with other idols about who was dating.  Being a sunbae and being as busy as she is, she's not as 'into' the current idol gossip as she would want and therefore calls up some of her close hoobaes to get the latest scoop.

Being able to personally appreciate the dating conundrum of idols, Hyori even offered the following, "If any idol members want to secretly date, I'll offer them my house to use."  Hyori has always been kind of a rebel and has done what she wanted, I'm sure a lot of her hoobaes thinks she's the coolest of sunbaes.  Of course now, Hyori's house is probably totally on the 'off limits' list of all the entertainment companies making her 'Idol Love Nest' over before it was ever started.

This episode of Happy Together on which Rain was also a guest, airs in Korea at 11:00 pm on Thursday, May 13th.

cr:  Seoulbeats


"Housemaid", "Poetry" heating up Le Festival du Film de Cannes

Korean films "The Housemaid" and "Poetry" are receiving heaps of attention from foreign movie buyers at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, according to their sales executives on Wednesday (France time).

Cannes selection
Movie posters for "Poetry" and "Housemaid" [Uni-korea / Sidus F&H]
Officials in charge of overseas sales for the two pics explained that many foreign distributors are interested in buying "Housemaid" and "Poetry" and some are even close to signing contracts.

"The film festival hasn't started yet so we haven't yet exchanged offers in detail," a source related to "Housemaid" was quoted as saying. "But we are expecting to receive many more offers after the screening."

A representative for "Poetry" also said that he predicts a number of overseas sales offers to come their way since it was helmed by noted filmmaker Lee Chang-dong.

The 55-year-old director gained international acclaim particularly after his previous film "Secret Sunshine" won the best actress award at Cannes in 2007.

"Poetry," which will be released in France in August, stars veteran Korean actress Yoon Jeong-hee as an elderly woman who learns how to write her own poems while fighting Alzheimer's.

Erotic thriller "Housemaid" is a remake of a Korean classic film by the late Korean director Kim Ki-young, whose works are legendary enough to be introduced in the Cannes Classics section. The modern adaptation, directed by Im Sang-soo, boasts an A-list line up including Cannes' best actress winner Jeon Do-youn.

The directors and lead actors for the two pics, both competition this year, are reportedly getting interview requests from numerous foreign media outlets.

The film festival will run from May 12 thru 23.

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok kave@
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
Source: <ⓒ10Asia All rights reserved>
More info: Official Cannes Film Festival website

Last year, also two korean movies were chosen for the official selection of Cannes Film Festival: Thirst (directed by Park ChanWook) and Mother (directed by Bong JoonHo).


2NE1’s Minzy is a Gundam master

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Via her me2DAY, 2NE1 maknae Minzy got in touch with her youthful side and updated her fans with a short message and a picture of a couple Gundam models that she made!

In case, you had a deprived childhood and lived under the earth’s crust with the mole people, a Gundam is a flying robot from a Japanese cartoon and it owns so much face that it eats babies for breakfast. Yes, babies. Due to the popularity of the show, a series of “build it yourself” models have been sold.

As she uploaded the photo she said,

Recently I’ve been collecting Gundams!! Working really hard with manager oppa..I’ve really become fond of these rascals after building them~♥ So pretty.

Though a giant robot that poops out bombs is far from pretty, it’s true that looking at your own creation is a beautiful thing. Of course many children have never actually completed a Gundam for they chuck it across the room out of frustration because part G3 looks like part H18 but when you realize that it’s too late! And so you go play Pokemon on a giant gray Gameboy. Ah, childhood.

source : AKP

lulzy commentary... but ooh, another gundam fan!
imagine a huge perfect grade version outside of YG building just to add to the cool factor...

Supernova's Magokoro #8 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart!

Supernova's Magokoro has made it to #8 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart!

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And the backs of the 9 different singles make up one larger picture.

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kudoseiro's Twitter <-I think this is a staff member for the group?, cdjapan

Does anyone know where I can find the number of units that a CD has sold, not just the chart position?
Penelope is pretty.
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SM Entertainment records biggest Q1 profit

Korean entertainment entrepreneur Lee Soo-man [SME's biggest shareholder] of SM Entertainment

SM Entertainment (SM) -- considered one of the top three talent agencies in Korea alongside YG and JYP Entertainment -- saw its most successful first quarter this year, recording the biggest profit the company has ever seen.

According to a press release issued by SM on Thursday, the agency recorded operating profits of 10.4 billion won from January to March this year, up an astounding 471 percent from the same period last year when the total operating profit for the entire year had been 9.3 billion won.

SM's total sales during Q1 was also reported at 22.7 billion won, indicating a growth of about 58 percent for the company.

The increase can be attributable to the success of many of its artists including idol groups Super Junior, SHINee, f(x) and Girls' Generation. With SM-trained pop groups gaining more popularity throughout Asia, the agency is raking in more profits from the their album sales, overseas activities and royalty fees.

SM said that it is expecting the second quarter to be equally successful business-wise since its singers are scheduled to release new records and hold concerts in Asia. In addition, the company is preparing to put out various digital content products such as a digital album for smart phones.

Founded in 1995 by former singer Lee Soo-man, SM quickly became one of the most influential talent agencies in Korea. Lee, who stepped down from SM's board of directors in February, has created and masterminded the successful careers of numerous K-pop artists including BoA, Fly To The Sky, H.O.T. and TVXQ.

SM also manages many songwriters, music producers, comedians and actors including Ara, Choi Jung-yoon and Lee Yeon-hee.

TOP &amp; YB
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f(x) and Lee Seung-chul take top honors on Gaon charts

K-pop idols f(x) successfully bowed onto the Gaon singles chart at No. 1 with their latest single "NU ABO" for the week of May 2 to 8.

According to Gaon's singles chart on Thursday, f(x) took their first win on the chart, pushing down former winner "Something Stupid" artist Suh Young-eun to second place.

The girls have been enjoying their return to the music scene with the first mini-album "NU ABO" which has topped numerous online and offline charts with their title track of the same name since going on sale last Monday.

"Confession" by duo Hot Potato made an astonishing 22-spot jump from the previous week to round out the top three singles.

Meanwhile, veteran singer Lee Seung-chul's special "25th Anniversary" record took the top honors on Gaon's weekly albums chart during the second week of May.

f(x)'s "NU ABO" and R&B songstress Gummy's "Loveless" entered the chart at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

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Source: - 1, 2, 3

We Are Super Juni-Or

Warning: another SUJU post! =D

From Strong Heart - the video where Leeteuk & Heechul cry has been subbed. Heechul talks in his own crazy way of srsbnznss about how there were rumors of him leaving that made him upset, how Sorry, Sorry was supposed to be his last album and how he felt bad toward Leeteuk/the rest of the boys because of his behavior.

credit to MINNIE @

-these boys have been through so much together. hope that 4jib finds them all happiness again!

SNSD "SoNyuh" first photobook to be release on May 31st

This is undoubtedly an exciting news for Sones.

The girls will be releasing the first ever photobook titled "SoNyuh" (Young Lady} on 31st May.The photobook is expected to have a total of 354 pages and it will be sold at the price approximately 40USD.

A gift will come along with the photobook,it is a DVD with english caption.We will update with more details here,so keep on visiting us for more infos!

c: Silis7noy@soompi + Dailykpopnews


Someone in Super Junior might be tying the knot sooner than expected?

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From Shindong's 'BONAMANA' Thank You notes:


The code can be understood with this

A is the 1st row (Q,W,E.R....)
B is the 2nd row (A,S,D,F...)
C is the 3rd row (Z,X,C.V...)
the number next to the letter is the key in that row (from the left to right)

and you end up with something in Korean:


Which is translated to:

let's get married,
this is a proposal,
i'll love you,

Again, we do not know what this can mean, if it's a real proposal or a joke. Please wait for any kind of confirmation from Shindong himself.

ETA: A picture of Shindong & Nari!

Korean ELF for deciphering the ~code~ (No link provided on the link. It's SJ-World, though, so it's quite reliable)
「錦戸亮」love me more.

Ilgun with Van: 1st Project album [Storm/폭풍]

Kim Ilgun is back with his 1st Project album [Storm], featuring Ban (Van) Hyungmoon.
Having already released [I'm Superman] earlier last year, this single shows off powerful dance beats while still having Ilgun's sweet vocal skills presented. [Storm] is a teaser for Ilgun's upcoming mini-album that will be released this fall. I the Tri Top's leader Ban Hyungmoon, currently active as a composer, directly helped with the creation. Meanwhile, I.T.T member Jang Yoojoon is currently acting in drama "Birth of the Rich."

nocamerasplease @ youtube

Yunho and Changmin to Attend a Media Conference Held by James Cameron, Samsung Electronics and SM

SM Entertainment Company will be working together with James Cameron, the creator and director of Hollywood blockbuster, Avatar, and Samsung Electronics on a series of 3D-related production (including movies, music and other tools of commercialization).

SM, Cameron and Samsung Electronics will hold a combined conference regarding the expansion of 3D-related content on the 14th at Samsung Electronic’s multi-purpose hall located in Seocho-dong, Seoul.

Other than the SM production team, BoA, Yunho, Changmin and other artistes will also attend the conference.

On the other hand, James Cameron, who arrived on the 12th with his wife for a 3-day schedule, will return to Los Angeles on the afternoon of the 14th after concluding his schedule for the “Seoul Digital Forum”.

Source: Joins Bang Song + baiduTVXQ
Translation: kimuchi3005 @
Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
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SungKyunKwan Scandal's Release is in September

Using homosexuality as one of the themes to describe and express the lives of and romance between SungKyunKwan scholars, a new-age remake of the Korean historical drama, “SungKyunKwan Scandal” will be available to the audience in the fall.

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Source: baiduTVXQ 1, 2
Translation: kumichi3005 @
Credits: { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
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Jonghyun's Me2Day Update and His Present

Me2Day update #1:

"[JongHyun] 울 누나 생일선물로 분양 받은 녀석!!! 이름은 ‘O루’ 풀네임 맞추면 영상 품. Ps. 나 흰손아님 ㅋㅋㅋ"

Trans: "[JongHyun] This is nuna’s birthday present!! It’s name is ‘O-Roo’ until a full name is chosen. Ps. My hand ㅋㅋㅋ"

Me2Day update #2

"[JongHyun] ㅂㅌ…암강아지한테…그런 이름을 추측하시다니…이름은 ‘별루’입니다. 곧 누나 생일이라 선물로 주니 누나가 좋다고 난리! Ps.셀카는 별루나줘.ㅋ"

Trans: "[JongHyun] ㅂㅌ…The pup…guess the name…it’s name is ‘Byeollu/Star Roo’. I’ll give this to nuna soon enough and I’m sure she’ll be amazed! Ps. Giving Star Roo some selca.ㅋ"

And if this is not enough, SMEnt's account in Youtube posted a video showing Jonghyun's present.

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a~chan boba

Yuri & Sunny are Leaving Invincible Youth

As the news broke that 1 – 2 members would be leaving Invincible Youth earlier this week, there were mounting speculation among fans that SNSD’s Yuri and Sunny were the likely ones to be leaving the show.

And it looks like they were right.

A production staff confirmed the news on the 14th, “Yuri and Sunny will be leaving the show in June. The reasons being that they are entering the Japanese market and also need to prepare for their Asia concert tour.

He added, “We are still currently auditioning among girl group members to take over their spots in the show.” As for the newest speculation among fans that Secret’s Sunhwa would be leaving too, he said, “There’s no truth in that.”

They only recently celebrated Kim Tae Woo’s birthday. So sad it’s breaking up.

Source: AKP, MyDaily

Before anyone laments on the lack of pink subs there may be afterwards, KBS world airs this show, thus there are other English subs available. Personally I DL them here and they release faster than SSF anyway.

lol, how mean @ comment regarding Sunhwa. Anyway we all pretty much saw this coming, but regardless I'll miss these two ace members. Good luck to their Japanese activities & Asia tour! Don't be afraid to make a pit stop in America, too.
Also, word on the street is that an f(x) member might come onto the show. But that's just what I heard on Twittuh.