July 16th, 2010

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Triple Threat Kim Jae-Wook


Inch by inch, Kim Jae-wook has been stealing the show in SBS’s Bad Guy, with his deeply layered portrayal of a wounded feral animal, otherwise known as Hong Tae-sung. In a recent interview with 10 Asia, Kim discusses Tae-sung, acting, and his music.

Good acting AND an indie band? Are you trying to make me spontaneously combust from second-lead love?

 
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Source: Dramabeans Via 10 Asia & JaeWooClub

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SHINee - 2nd album: Lucifer



After the reveal of the songs highlights medley through their official homepage on 15th July, SHINee will be revealing the teaser video to their 2nd album ‘Lucifer’ at 8pm KST on 16th July.
The teaser video will be revealed on SHINee’s official homepage, auction (www.auction.co.kr) etc and the video had made use of the technology of matrix camera or Flow-mo.
The title song ‘Lucifer’ is a urban electronica number, a genre of 80s electronica which was made known through break dance.
Meanwhile, the 2nd album ‘Lucifer’ will be revealed on and offline through various music stores and music sites on 19th July.

Source: kbites
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Kim Hyun Joong draws his ideal woman



In the recent issue of the SBS Inkigayo magazine, Take7, Kim Hyun Joong’s comical illustration of his ideal woman is becoming a hot issue!

Kim Hyun Joong expressed:

“It feels awkward since it has been awhile since I’ve drawn. My ideal woman is one with an oval-shaped face along with long and straight hair. If she’s innocent and sexy, that would be even more attractive”

An innocent+sexy woman is my ideal type

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Source: AKP


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He draws as good as he writes fanfiction.
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North Korean health at breaking point


Surgery without anaesthetics, unsterilised needles and epidemics worsened by malnutrition illustrate the desperate state of North Korea's health care system, Amnesty International have said.


Food shortages have persisted since the 1990s famine and some North Koreans survive partly on grass, tree roots and bark, the international rights group said in a report.

The communist state says health care is free for all, but Amnesty said many witnesses told it they have had to pay for all services since the 1990s.

Doctors were usually paid in cigarettes, alcohol or food for consultations and took cash for tests or surgery.

"If you don't have money, you die," the report quoted a 20-year-old woman refugee as saying.

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Credit: NineMSN
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Donghae in High Cut.

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Super Junior Donghae(real name Lee Donghae) has done a surprise solo activity.

Donghae had a photo shoot alone for High Cut which will be published in the third week of July. In the photo shoot, which was done under the title of "Un-expected Man," Donghae showed himself as a sweet and unique boy.

Donghae surprised the staff by using props to show off his pose skillfully proving his 6 years experience as an idol.

24 years old Donghae said in the interview with High Cut, "if I meet a woman that I love, I will shout I love you in the middle of the streets in Myungdong" and added, "I'm happy living as a idol, but in my next life, I think it will be fun to be born as a soccer player."

Donghae also said, "I want to try acting in movies and dramas" showing his passion.

Source: Newsen, sujuism, cleaver487@sj-world.net, pinkninja@sj-world.net and sapphirepearls

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Omona Staff announcement & something else



A lot of great applications for modship were submitted to us but we could only choose a few. Each and every new mod comes with their own unique charms & exquisite personality. Please welcome xcherryblossomx, cookie_nut,yuukihitohira, turdferguson, and lovetronic as your new mods. Please treat them with respect and kindness as they are giving up some of their free time to make sure that Omona can stay functioning *clap* ^______^ *clap* Thanks guys!

Moving onto...

FFA MEMBERSHIP NEWS (whoa, wut?)


Membership has been closed since sometime in May. We've heard existing members want some fresh blood and people are begging us to get in, so it's time to open it back up. To kick things off the mods decided to offer a FFA MEMBERSHIP. This means ANY ACCOUNT CAN JOIN the community no questions asked.

FFA membership will be open for an unspecified amount of time and once the time is up that's it. It could last hours or days. Hurry up and JOIN RIGHT NOW or you could end up waiting months for a chance to get in.

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FFA MEMBERSHIP FFA DAY!



Welcome members to the famous/epik OMNTD Free For All. I'm hoping you know me. I'll be your host. This is a once a week post where you can post OT comments/questions along with ones that are relevant to the community. As well as make friends with your fellow OMNTD members.

NEW RULE: post only 1 .gif per comment to cut down on the load timeof each page and spread everything out a bit more. Thank you.

-ps: inside of collapsed threads it's ok to post more than one. So feel free.

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Current FFA time is Friday at around 4 pm Vancouver time. But usually late as hell. Need help?

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Filipina model Georgina Wilson films an MV with 2PM!

Around a month ago, it was a little bit surreal to see a Filipina supermodel tweeting about 2PM. Much more to see her say that she's going to be IN their video!

Check out two of Georgina Wilson's tweets from Seoul last June (she had a lot!):
Oh - and they asked me to be in the Video! I'm their club date in the last scene! I'm totally K-POP now! haha! love it! thanks 2PM -- June 22, 12:18 PM
I cant believe I'm now in a KPOP video haha, thanks 2PM I cant wait to see the final cut. It's also going to be edited into a commercial -- June 23, 12:05 PM
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Infinity Challenge members to audition for SM Entertainment

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Infinity Challenge members auditioning for SM Entertainment? Well, the creative team behind the popular variety show recently revealed their new challenge which was to challenge themselves to become an idol group.

They even made a demo tape which they sent to various entertainment companies. So do you think they have a chance at being an idol group?

PD Kim Tae Ho revealed that the idea of auditioning for SM came up on the program in the past. However, due to the fact that the SM building was under construction then, they were unable to complete the challenge.

They are taking this opportunity to try again.

The production crew stated, “Last March, they auditioned at SM. But, since we couldn’t solely rely on SM Entertainment (who represents SNSD, f(x), SHINee, Super Junior, BoA, Kangta, and more), we created a demo tape and delivered it to various entertainment companies. Depending on the results, there is even a possibility that they may be going through the life of a trainee should they get picked.”

Originally, the recording was to take place in March, and depending on the results, they even had the target of an album release in the Summer.

However, due to the strike and other events earlier this year, everything has been postponed so we are unsure of when an album may be recorded. The production crew said, “Future developments have not been decided yet.”

At the auditions, they went through the same procedure as any normal aspiring idol artist. They were judged on their dancing, singing, and acting.

A representative confidently stated, “All the members enjoy singing and dancing. It is going to be a very entertaining broadcast.”
 
It’ll be interesting to see what the Infinity Challenge members come up with for their auditions. This special idol episode is expected to air at the beginning of August.

source: allkpop

Why T-ara Added New Member & Boram as Leader.



Girl group T-ara recently had some changes. The existing six members were joined by a new member, enhancing the group into seven members.

With the new enhancement of an additional member, it means that they can occur on stage more effectively. It also means that more individual activities for the girls, and a lesser schedule for over worked members.

T-ara is actually very busy compared to other idols. Jiyeon has already been in a lot of movies and dramas, Eunjung has been in a drama and preparing for a movie, Hyomin has been preparing for a drama, and Qri, Boram and Soyeon have been regulars on variety shows. When album activities occur, the girls become very busy.

A representative said, "T-ara's Hyomin is preparing for a drama shoot and future individual activities," he said, "in this case, it means they girls can't regularly be on stage or record often or else members would be missing and that's why we recruited a new member to hold activties and keep interest in T-ara and not the dramas/movies."

The newly acquired member was able to meet the exceptions for T-ara. In the past, Jiyeon was the youngest member, but now Ryu Hwayoung takes that title. Her and her twin sister, Ryu Hyoyoung previously appeared in SBS "Star King" which has collected attention. In addition, Hwayoung is talented in both dance and vocal skills, along with acting. At the same time, she has equips many other skills as well.

The new seven-member T-ara still is scheduled, and plans, to release their next album. The president, Kim Kwangsoo said, "T-ara's album title song has not yet been decided, but as before, it'll be different from before and a concept that the new member also fits in,' he said with high exceptions.

Also announced today was that Boram would take the place of leader from Eunjung. In the future, fans are expecting that Boram will too, take the charismatic leader role in T-ara.
On the 16th, the girl group T-ara had two major changes. The first being the recruit of the seventh member, Ryu Hwayoung, and the second being the swtich of leaders from Eunjung to Boram.
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SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR in Los Angeles

ASIA’S BEST RIDES THE K-POP WAVE IN LA!

Date
: Saturday, September 4, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: STAPLES Center (1111 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015)
Seating Chart: Coming soon
Official Poster: Coming soon

Ticket Sales Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 10:00 AM
Ticket Price: $180, $160, $120, $80, $40

AEG LIVE, SM ENTERTAINMENT, and POWERHOUSE are proud to present the SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR in Los Angeles at the world-famous STAPLES Center on Saturday, September 4th at 7:00 PM.

This concert is a part of SM Entertainment’s world tour project which will begin in Seoul, then continue to LA, Tokyo, Shanghai, and other major Asian cities. It is the first time that AEG LIVE, one of the largest concert promoters in the world, is hosting an Asian concert at STAPLES Center.

The SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR will go beyond Asia and take place globally as a grand music festival featuring top-notched artists from SM Entertainment, one of the largest artist management agencies not just in Korea but in Asia overall.

Artist lineup for the Los Angeles concert is KANGTA, BoA, U KNOW, MAX, SUPER JUNIOR, GIRLS’ GENERATION, SHINee, f(x), Zhang Ri Yin, Trax and other SM artists.

With STAPLES Center being the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World, the Los Angeles show will create an unimaginable experience and compelling atmosphere that fans of all ages can enjoy. In particular, the magnificent stage production and various joint performances by top artists that are only to be seen exclusive in SMTOWN LIVE are expected to be a hot issue amongst K-pop fans.

SMTOWN LIVE has already been imprinted as Asia’s leading concert brand thanks to its successful tour in 2008. Now in 2010, music fans will be captivated by an upgraded concert production that involves the most sought-after artists.

Since the SMTOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR is taking place in Los Angeles, fans in the US will finally get an opportunity to be a part of the greatest Asian concert of the year!

source: PowerHouseLive

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Movie Into the Gunfire breaks 3 million viewers… #1 for 4 weeks



The movie Into the Gunfire finally broke 3 million national viewers.

Into the Gunfire, which is raising the self-esteem of Korean movies through its release in 14 major American cities, touched the hearts of 3 million Korean viewers. Into the Gunfire, which is currently playing nationally on 400 screens, brought in 2.7 million viewers as of last weekend, and is currently at over 3 million viewers and is #1 on box office charts for the fourth week in a row.

Into the Gunfire, which continued to bring in viewers in its fourth week since its premiere, is the third movie this year to set a record with over 3 million viewers, after Secret Reunion (의형제) and Harmony (하모니).

The reason posters for Into the Gunfire such as this is receiving so much attention is that even alongside the movie Knight and Day, which was the hot topic at the front lines of Hollywood blockbusters, it has secured the #3 spot.

Furthermore, in terms of shares, Into the Gunfire far ahead of Shrek Forever and Knight and Day, and its box-office prospects are bright. Into the Gunfire, which has taken over the theaters in June and into July due to the public’s hot word-of-mouth, will claim the theaters for Korean entertainment along with Moss (이끼), due out this week, even amongst the Hollywood blockbusters.

Into the Gunfire, which tells of the sad and great tragedy of 71 student soldiers who ran into the line of fire wearing their uniforms in order to protect the Nakdong River frontier during the war between the north and the south in August of 1950, is currently screening in theaters all over the nation.

Source: bntnews
Translation: seungie

I'm so happy that the movie is doing so well

G-Dragon & Taeyang originally to debut as duo & talk about their different reactions to fans



It was revealed that G-Dragon and Taeyang were ready to debut into the music industry a few times before they debuted with Big Bang. They confessed that they were originally planned to debut as a duo.

G-Dragon and Taeyang were guests on the 16th episode of Sketchbook, and they revealed that they were set to debut under the english name of "GD-YB" with their name's initials as the name of the hip hop duo.

Although, they planned to debut as a hip hop duo, Their agency's president Yang Hyun did not like their idea of debuting as a hip hop duo and debuted them as part of Big Bang instead.

G-Dragon said, "We made the group name ourselves, my name and his name's initials formed into GD-YB. I talked to our president about this idea of ours but he did not like it".

Source: TV report - no link given.
Credits: Blueprincess824 @ Dailykpopnews

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When fans gather and comes to them, Big Bang member's G-Dragon and Taeyang have different reactions.

On the July 16 episode of KBS Sketchbook, G-Dragon said, "When we are in our agency's building and we know that there are a group of fans coming, my reaction is I just act cool." While Taeyang said, "Rather than waving to the fans and showing them a good response, I tend to shy away and hide from them", he explained, showing their different reactions when fans gathers to them.

G-Dragon followed, "Although we might not know all our fans, They are our fans and when I see them coming I recognize them and I am glad for them".

Meanwhile, G-Dragon also shared their unique personalities in their dorm.

He explained, "Our room is not that loud. We are there mostly to sleep. Taeyang has a warm room and has a wall filled with rare albums and fan gifts. TOP has a huge collection of toys as it is his hobby to collect them. There would be huge action figures, I like fashion and my room would be filled with a lot of nice clothes, although Seungri does not like to show his room".

Source: Newsen - no link given.
Credits: Blueprincess824 @ Dailykpopnews

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Jo Kwon, Yonghwa and Sulli to have a special Inkigayo stage

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With 2AM’s Jo Kwon and CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa as the new Inkigayo MCs, they will be showcasing a special stage!

These two gents will be standing alongside f(x)’s Sulli as Inkigayo MCs and this episode will air on the 18th.

Through this week’s Inkigayo, Jung Yonghwa will be displaying his DJ-ing skills for the first time. Having learned DJ-ing from DJ Koo (Koo Joon Yeob), Yonghwa will be straying away from his soft image and will transform into a funky fresh DJ!

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