June 24th, 2010

Tory Burch's Grand Opening





Members of F(x), Lee Shi-young, Lee Jung-eun, Miss A and many others attended the event. The stars came out for the opening of the Tory Burch Flagship Store in Seoul, on June 23rd. Tory Burch is a successful American fashion designer. Her fashion label was even endorsed by popular American talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Here are photos of a few of the stars that came out for the opening:

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source: popseoul

I really hate the way popseoul writes their articles. I always correct shit, but never want to change too much. :|
FATTY!!!
  • kooosh

Info about HanGeng's about his album, Jackie Chan message, communication with SJ members, and more!

Han Geng is determined to leave Super Junior to be a soloist, first solo album to be released next month, will officially becomes Show Luo’s junior in ‘Golden Typhoon’.

Han Geng of Korean boyband, Super Junior, since the proposal of contract termination, there is no exact conclusion and no one is backing off. According to some information, if Han Geng wants to leave SM Company, he may need to pay 20billion Korean Won as ‘redemption fees’.

But, Han Geng who is in China now, he is not letting the lawsuit affect his job and already have plans for his solo work. His first solo album, 'Geng Xin' will be released Asia wide on the 27th July, its name representing a whole brand new start in this industry.

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Extremely long VCR of blessings from friends; Jackie Chan looking forward to collaboration


Han Geng is the first ever to use concert as a promotional method for his album. He expressed that he hope to return to the stage as a brand new Han Geng. Starting over all again, setting off from his heart, using the most sincere and direct way to face his fans.

Many friends in the industry sent videos to give their blessings, Kevin Tsai, Stanley Tong, Joey Yung, Show Luo, Blackie Chan, Fan Wei Qi, Meng Ting Wei, Li Yong, Li Jing, Dai Jun, Huang Yi, An You Qi, Yu Quan, Xiao Ke, Yuan Wei Ren, Gao Xiao Song, Guo De Gang, He Jiong, Xie Na, Li Wei Jia, Du Hai Tao, Wu Xing, Xie Nan, Xian Jie from a production team, Zhao Si, Liu Liu and so on. Everyone expressed that: I hope that Han Geng’s first solo concert will be successful and his first solo album to have good sales. Those blessings made Han Geng really touched.

The special one is the support from Jackie Chan: The Han Geng I know is a very hardworking and simple person. I hope that he will keep up with his hard work and will be looking forward to chances of a future collaboration.


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I'm so happy to hear that he's in good contact with the other Suju members! ;o;
loling

Orange Caramel is popular among elementary school students!


 

After School's sub group "Orange Caramel" has been widely popular among Elementary School students!

Orange Caramel debuted on the 18th on Music Bank with their song "magic girl" where they had a retro pop song where they staged cute and sporty outfits also showing a "cartoon-like" image.

On the 20th, after their performance at Inkigayo, Orange Caramel's website crashed due to huge traffic and the server was down for nearly 7 hours.

Orange Caramel are very popular nowadays especially for elementary school students due to their concept that targets the younger audience. Unlike After Schools image which is sexy, Orange Caramel shows a more cute and loving concept appropriate for the younger audience.

Also, Orange Caramel will be having an event with Online entertainment site UFO Town this coming 27th to introduce the group to the whole internet community.

UFO town officials said, "Orange Caramel are hugely popular especially among elementary school students due to their unique concept showing a cute and sporty image also showing a distinctive stage performance, We hope that they will be recognized in Korea, Asia and all over the world".

Meanwhile, Orange Caramel's "Young and fresh" image are getting alot of interests especially to online users and due to it's popularity a lot of parody's have been uploaded online.

source: Kona (nate news)
credit: Blueprincess824 @ dailykpopnews

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Matsujun

Siwon's father is a business president



Super Junior’s Choi Siwon talks about the rumor of him being an ‘Umchina’ or an ideal son on KBS2 Win Win that aired on the 22nd.

During the episode, Siwon was asked, “It is true that your father is the president of a Japanese trade company, but is it true that you have a helicopter at your house?” by the viewers.

After receiving this question, he seemed embarrassed as he started laughing out loud and explained “It is true that my father is the president of the Japanese trade company, but we do not have a helicopter”.

Because the MCs and the guests– 2PM’s Taecyeon, CN Blue’s Jung Yonghwa– started teasing Siwon, he seemed embarrassed and quickly passed the question it with a laugh.

When Kim Seungwoo stated, “I heard that you have a lot of talent in playing the drums” , Siwon replied by saying, “I never went to a class and I’ve never learned formally”, but then showed a great performance showing off his skills.

He demonstrated his stable acting skills in the recent SBS drama ‘Oh! My Lady’, allowing him to receive a lot of credit and was able to show off his entertainment skill with other idol group actors such Taecyeon and Jung Yonghwa on ‘Win Win’

Credits: Go Gyungshik @asiae
Translation by glfishyy@kpoplive.com
Source: kpoplive
Cheondong
  • dns07

[INTERVIEW] MBLAQ “Having hair, having abs, and being cute is part of being a group” Part 3



Q. You recently had a fan signing event. Do you have a fan that you remember in particular?
Seungho:
There are a couple of people who come to the fan signing events all the time, but even though we've seen them numerous times, I'm so thankful that they valuably cherish each and every one of our signatures.
Lee Joon: There are sites that insults us. They're actually our fans, but they insult us. (laugh) If we do well, they criticize, and if we do badly, they insult us even more. So, they get fun out of it. Those people came to the signing event, and mentioned which site they came from. I saw their faces, but they looked like they would never say an insult with their exemplary images. So, those people remained in my memory.
Seungho: When I visited the website, there was one fan who either really liked me or liked the fact that I had my hair up. So, when I changed my hairstyle, she first insulted the stylist, and then left a note saying, "Yang Seungho, come back." (laugh)
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Source: 10asia.co.kr
Translation: kiwiannabear @
AbsoluteMBLAQ
KIMDAUL

Friends support Sunye at her father’s funeral wake



We reported earlier that Sunye’s father who was suffering from a long term illness had passed away.

Sunye has been at her father’s funeral wake since early morning of June 24th at the Asan Medical Center.

At around 11:10am, one could hear a hymn coming out of the room that Sunye was in. Sunye, who is a devoted Christian, sang with all her heart, and one could hear her genuine emotions of sadness in her hymn.

Later, when Sunye came out of the room and came face to face with the reporters, she looked very pale. She tried to smile, but her smile was as empty as it could get. A reporter said that it seemed like all her energy was drained out.

The wake will take place for three days and on June 26th, Sunye’s father will finally come to rest at the Christian Gold Park.

You may be familiar with Sunye’s passionate love for her father because she had mentioned him quite a few times before. On a recent episode of Family Outing Season 2, Sunye even shed tears while reading a letter to her father.

A representative of JYPE said, “Sunye is going through a very difficult time because her love for her father was exceptional. She cried a lot so she is physically weak as well. We will discuss about Sunye’s schedules and tours at a later date.”

Jo Kwon, Sunmi, Park Kyung Lim and husband, Park Shin Hye, Donghae, Heechul have visited the wake to give their condolences. The Wonder Girls’ concerts in Hawaii from 25 – 26th June have been postponed to 16 – 17th July.

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Source: Allkpop
Matsujun

Kim Hyun Joong's Charitable Act in the Philippines



Kim Hyun Joong personally participated in charity
Donate and participate in charity event during his trip to Philippines

17-20 June, during his trip to Manila, Philippines, other than participated in the Philippines Fan Meet & Greet Event on the 18th and also the charity concert on the 19th night, Kim Hyun Joong actually has an important schedule, that is to go to the charity organization 'Abriertas House of Friendship' to receive the plaque of appreciation for his 1 million peso (US$22,069) donation which he donated to the organization and also to visit the children in the school.

At the beginning of this year, Kim Hyun Joong has already made a visit to the organization to understand the actual situation, when he saw the condition of the school and the children, he immediately decided to sponsor 1 million peso and the amount was transferred on mid of May. The organization immediately used the donation for building the secondary school building, also, the organization will name the school building after 'Kim Hyun Joong'. In addition to this, Kim Hyun Joong has decided to join the charity concert on the 19 June, hoping to expand the influence, so that more people will give more concern and help to these under-privilege group of mothers and children.

Other information about the school condition and also their love and thankfulness towards Kim Hyun Joong, and also Kim Hyun Joong's activity during the day, it will be recorded in my fan account. Please anticipate.

Just a record of what was written on the plaque:
Abiertas House of Friendship award this Plaque of Appreciation to Mr. Kim Hyun Joong for his unending support to our institution - A healing center for single mothers, sexually abused girls and indigent senior citizens - where broken lives find wholeness of spirit, integrity and respect and enables women and their families to become contributing members of society.

Given this 19th day of June 2010 at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.


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Note: The 'Araneta Coliseum' is the name of the charity concert venue, originally the plaque was supposed to be presented to Kim Hyun Joong during the concert, but Kim Hyun Joong has rejected the invite as his intention was to help them. Therefore, this plaque of appreciation was received in the small meeting room in the organization.

Source: Planet Hyun
Leeloo

[Star Diary, Part 7] “Being Big Bang's big brother, it was burdensome"

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6


At first, it was hard to get along with the other members. It felt like I suddenly had little brothers to take care of after living freely by myself, and I didn’t like how their eyes were filled with this expectation of having their big brother become a role model for them. But the more I got to know them, I learned a lot from my little brothers’ dignified images that rather made me feel like the youngest.

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Source: Asiae
Translation by seungie@tumblr

I love this man sfm
megan

Family Outing 2 bows out after 5 months

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It was revealed that SBS will abolish Family Outing 2 after just five months of broadcast.

The cast members and production team had apparently been notified on the 24th about SBS’s decision and an official statement will be revealed tomorrow about the replacement.

There was supposed to be a recording on the 28th next week but SBS has cancelled the scheduled recording and go without a goodbye special because they have enough footage left from the previous broadcast cancellations.

Since taking over from the largely popular Family Outing in late January, the new Family Outing 2 whose cast included Kim Won Hee, Ji Sang Ryul, Shin Bong Sun, Yoon Sang Hyun, SNSD’s Yoona, 2PM’s Taecyeon and 2AM’s Jo Kwon. It never really got going with lots of criticism and low ratings. Super Junior’s Heechul and Jang Dong Min were added only last month to beef up the fun element but there was not much improvement and SBS has decided to pull the plug on the show.

The final episode of Family Outing 2 will air early next month and it’s highly likely that Yoo Jae Suk’s new variety show will be named as the successor program.

source: TV Daily

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In a separate report by MyDaily, PD Kwak of Family Outing 2 has denied that the show is getting abolished but admits that discussions are ongoing about changes, one of which includes moving the program to weekday nights instead.

sources : MyDaily + allkpop
top; adorable

Kwon Sang Woo involved in a hit and run accident



Actor Kwon Sang Woo is in a little bit of a hot situation as he was involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident which was said to be his fault. The actor starred in the recently released movie 71-Into the Fire which has been doing very well at the box office.

It was recently reported that on the 12th, Kwon Sang Woo was driving around in Gangnam-gu at dawn where he bumped into a car that had pulled up on the side of the road. Instead of stopping and taking care of the incident, he fled from the scene.

On the 14th, police further investigated the incident which ended up with Kwon Sang Woo receiving hit-and-run charges. The actor tried to defend himself by saying, “It all happened so suddenly and when I saw the police arrive, it surprised me, so I fled.”

At the time, it wasn’t possible to test Kwon Sang Woo for alcohol consumption which could’ve been the reason for this all. The case was handed over to Seoul’s Central District Prosecutors Office where they’ll determine the consequences.

source: allkpop
Onkey nylon

In which some k-netizens are yet again ~offended~

Yesung’s T-Shirt Sparks Controversy



In support for the game of Korea against Nigeria last Wednesday – June 23rd, Super Junior attended the event ‘Supporting Korea Gala-Shouts of Victory’ and as we all know, South Korea has qualified for the round 16 at the World Cup.

But sadly, with the joy of each single person who supports the team, comes an unusual controversy about Yesung’s t-shirt (shown above).

During the event, red devil goodies were all over the stage and yet, eagle-eyed netizens have caught a printed ripped Korean flag wrapped around the sleeves of Yesung’s shirt causing criticisms amongst citizens.

SM Entertainment has issued a statement regarding the shirt saying that “the Korean flag Yesung was wearing was the shape of the flag printed on his shirt.” The shirt wasn’t causing any damage to the national flag.

Regardless of what the media or the netizens are trying to do, some are saying that he violated the national law, while others says it was plain artwork and Yesung has nothing to about it.

You be the judge, what are your thoughts on it?

Source: sisaseoul.com
Translation: jubee @SJ-World.net
via: kpoplive


I think he tweeted about this but it seems he deleted them. I can't find any translations either. *shrugs*

Hanteo’s Top Albums sales for first half of 2010



The boy groups were very popular this year as boy groups take 6 slots out of Hanteo’s top 10 album sales for the first half of 2010.

The top half is dominated by SM Entertainment as the top 4 spots are occupied by both Super Junior and SNSD / Girls’ Generation. Super Junior’s Bonamana came in at #1 by selling 119,167 units. SNSD took the next two spots with Oh! moving 117,633 units and SNSD’s 2nd repackage album moving 48,827 units. Super Junior’s 4th repackage album came in at 4th moving 45,733 units.

JYP Entertainment’s 2AM and 2PM took the 5th (2AM – Can’t Send You Even If I Die – 34,474 units) and 7th spots (2PM – Don’t Stop Can’t Stop – 29,381 units).

Rain was the only solo artist on the list as he came in at 6th with Back to the Basic by moving 33,764 units. While the boys of BEAST impressed by coming in at 8th and moving 24,236 units for Shock of the New Era.

DSP Entertainment’s Kara
and SS501 rounded out the last two spots of the top 10 with Kara moving 23,276 units (9th) for Lupin and SS501 moving 19,790 units (10th) for Destination.

With Big Bang and 2NE1 potential comebacks, along with K-pop stalwarts Se7en and BoA, it’ll be very interesting to take a look at the list once again at the end of the year.

S: allkpop

2AM :D !! .. 2PM :( 
but honestly, these numbers are pretty sad.. strong>
+ the picture is irrelevant to this article. i merely typed 'korean groups' on google and chose this. 
TOP & YB
  • ashiva

FLUXUS VOICES VOL 2. - "BEAT IT"

Fluxus Music Artists combined together to commemorate the memory of the pop legend "Michael Jackson".

Alex, Horan, Yi Sung Yol, Park Ki Young, Whale (W&Whale), Namu (byebyesea), Haewon (Winterplay), and Euna Chang, successfully integrate to create beautiful harmony of 'BEAT IT"

This video contains variety of smart phone music applications that are capable of generating instrument sounds.



Source: fluxus

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun to resume activities



Super Junior’s Kyuhyun has been absent for awhile due to the recovery from his ear surgery recently, however he will be making his return on the 25th by performing BONAMANA with Super Junior for the last time on Music Bank.

SM Entertainment stated, “Kyuhyun’s surgery was a success and he will return for Super Junior’s final stage on Music Bank for Bonamana.”

After they wrap it up on the 25th, they will start preparing for their follow-up track No Other which they will begin promoting in the first week of July.

Stay tuned for their final BONAMANA stage tomorrow!

source: allkpop

OMG YESSSSS
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lee min ho

Top 30 Kpop Songs - First Half of the Year



GUESS WHAT SONG MADE #1
i was surprised... but essited ^^



Source | KpopNET4

ETA
because a lot of people are asking, idk if this chart is official... but it's compiled from various music charts

ETA 2
ok so basically kpopNET4 compiles top 20 weekly music charts from Melon, Bugs, Dosirak, Soribada (4 major music sites in Korea). so this chart is compiled from those weekly charts starting from January 1 until now. *i'm 95% sure that the ranks are based off of download popularity*

HOPE THIS CLEARS IT UP FOR YOU GUISE

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according to jonghyunf, "the list is pretty much accurate, because it doesn't put album sales into consideration, nor fanvotes, etc. The charts are all based on digital sales. This explains why T-Ara's topping the charts, alongside 2AM. Their songs were on top of the charts for weeks."  and again, keep in mind this chart is on songs from jan-jun so the songs that have been out longer will most likely get a higher ranking ^^
Soldier!Kangta

Kangta to hold concert in Beijing on 24th July


It looks like Kangta is set to follow his old ex-H.O.T friend Woohyuk into Beijing, following his example and getting ready to hold a concert there on the 24th July 2010. He will be singing in the same stadium that Woohyuk held his concert in back in May, and according to rumours there are apparently going to a few guests appearing alongside him, although nothing has officially been declared by SM Entertainment just yet.

This morning, Kangta arrived in Beijing to attend a press conference regarding the upcoming event. Although there's not too much information on the press conference itself just yet, a few airport and conference pictures are already available.

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Written by: Myself
Information: hsy729 at DTH forums 1 & 2
Pictures: hsy729 at DTH forums


Gawd I wish I could go ;_;
Leeloo

[Star Diary, Part 8] "Cheating while dating, definitely NO!"

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7


I’ve never cheated when I had a girlfriend. I think it’s a question of loyalty. But because I have a rather free personality, there aren’t many girls who can take that. I like a girl who can sensibly guide me… I never wanted to get married but recently I’ve been changing my mind. I want to get married when I’m around 40 after doing my work for a long time.

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Source: Asiae
Translation: Seungie@tumblr.com

Eunhyuk and Leeteuk Talk About Dating on Happy Together



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Leeteuk talks about dating girls (idols) and making signs on stage like love hearts that only they would know about and getting in trouble as a result. Eunhyuk talks about dating an idol who was dating another male idol at the time and messed up her texts to the boys which broke his heart. The youtube person said "from what I know, eunhyuk story is during m countdown day, and after i googled i found that it was on 13 march 2008. correct me if i wrong." I'm sure someone will sleuth it out and find out who the two people he's talking about are!
Onkey nylon

Kangin, who’s going into army, participates in SuJu 4jib repackaged


Super Junior’s 4jib repackage album is getting attention for self-written songs by the members. The album will be released on upcoming 28th.

This repackage album has original 4jib’s 11 songs and has the follow up song “No Other,” which will be released on 25th through music sites. The album also has more powerful “Shake It Up” remix, the member’s self-written song “All My Heart” and “A Short Journey,” total of 15 songs with 4 new songs.

A ballad song composed by leader Leeteuk and Super Junior-M’s member Henry “All My Heart” excluded all sharp sounds as much as possible to deliver feeling of warm heart just like the title itself. It’s mainly by acoustic guitar to express pop feel. Since it’s Leeteuk’s first ever self-composed song, he has shown passion while making of the song even in his hectic schedule.

Also, there will be a welcoming for fans as Kangin, who is going in to army, has participated in another self-composed song by member Donghae, and lyrics by member Eunhyuk. The song, titled “A Short Journey” is a simple song with repetitive chorus and fresh melody.

This song was the last song Kangin participated before going into the army, so the money collected from digital side will be used to help people in need.

Super Junior will be on KBS “Music Bank” – Looking back on first half of the year on 25th, performing goodbye performance of 4jib title song “BONAMANA.”

Source: Daum
English Translation: Chrissy @ TwELFs.com


We're gonna miss you, SuJu's appa and Korea's raccoon.
it me

Why 2NE1 was in America + one Dara predebut picture!


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cool shoes girl

Sandara Park, member of girl group 2NE1, has left for America on the 23rd and met with the other members.

On the morning of the 24th, Sandara Park updated her me2day with a short message, "Wassup LA," and uploaded a picture of herself taken at the airport.

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Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20100624n07130
Translated by elise @ ygladies.com
DO NOT REMOVE/EDIT THE CREDITS WHEN TAKING OUT

picture: credits to ji-eun0119
link: http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343111&page=94

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