July 28th, 2010

bristol; hrmph.

Taeyeon and Wooyoung leaving WinWin



2PM's Wooyoung and SNSD's Taeyeon will leave the MC position of KBS 2TV's 'WinWin'. The exact date of their leave is undecided.

One of the broadcasting staff stated on the 28th, "Wooyoung and Taeyeon will leave soon, and we are currently looking for their replacements."

Wooyoung will be leaving due to 2PM's busy schedule, and Taeyeon due to SNSD's Japanese promotions.

Wooyoung and Taeyeon were part of the original members of 'WinWin' which first aired in February, and led the program with main MC's Kim Seungwoo, Choi Hwajung, and Kim Shinyoung. Wooyoung exceeded the expectations as an entertainment idol with his witty comments, and Taeyeon, who had prior experiences of positions like radio DJ, took part in the big popularity of 'WinWin' with her smooth MCing.

Source: Daum
Translation: typicalharu @ Soshified
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Teen Top Gets Praised For Their Lives



Other than the fact that they are only rookies, Teen Top has been impressing the audience with their amazing vocal abilities.

On the 27th, Teen Top were the recent guests on Park Kyung Lim’s Starry Night.

Due to their flawless live performances, Teen Top’s vocals have been labeled ‘CD Live’. In other words, if you were to listen to Teen Top’s live performance and compare it with the CD version, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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source: allkpop & knoke1800
c.a.p, UNF. sorry, that is the extent of how much i care rn since the rest are too young. let's see where this goes...
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Song Hye-gyo eyes new movie project



Song Hye-gyo is looking at new acting projects, and may have settled on her next role: a film with respected director Lee Jung-hyang, who hasn’t directed a film since her well-regarded The Way Home eight years ago.

According to reports, Song is very close to settling on this project, although for now the casting is not finalized. She has agreed to take the role but is working out her schedule with producers. Apparently Song looked favorably at the project from its early stages and was an admirer of director Lee’s delicate touch, and had waited for the screenplay to be finished.

The project doesn’t have a title yet, but the plot deals with a PD at a broadcast station (Song’s character) who loses her fiancé in a hit and run accident. The film follows the conflict and growth she undergoes in the aftermath. Another key role is of a girl in her late teens, whose casting should attract a lot of interest.

If she signs on, this would be her first Korean movie in four years (since 2006′s Hwang Jini), while her last drama was 2008′s The World They Live In. She has, however, taken on a non-Korean film project in the interim, Wong Kar-wai’s The Grand Master, which is still in production. Song is currently in China for filming, but will wrap her shoots shortly.

Source: star news
Via: dramabeans

Gina almost debuted as the 2nd Park Jiyoon


It was revealed that Five Girl's last runner Gina (real name Gina Choi) prepared her debut as the 2nd Park Jiyoon.

In a recent interview with eDailySPN, Gina revealed, "Once the debut of Five Girls was cancelled, I returned back to Canada, but I couldn't give up my dream of becoming a singer. So, I did an audition in Korea again and I went into JYP Entertainment."

Gina was born in Canada and she spent her childhood there. Because she wanted to become a singer, she came to Korea in 2005 when she was about 18 years old, and she did an audition to get into the group Five Girls (which is now called the 'misfortunate' group today). After she passed the auditions, she waited for a year as she prepared her debut during her trainee life, but due to agency problems, her debut was cancelled and her team was disbanded. As a result, Gina was heartbroken and she returned to Canada.

But, she didn't easily give up her dream. Once she returned to Canada, she only thought about becoming a singer. During the time of the auditions for Five Girls, Hong Seungsung of JYP Entertainment (but who is now the representative for CUBE Entertainment today) gave Gina another chance of an audition and she was able to come into JYP Entertainment in November 2007.

Gina said, "In the beginning, I received my training in New York under JYP, but I came back to Korea in May (2008) to practice. Since then, I prepared my debut as the 2nd Park Jiyoon. Because there wasn't a female solo singer with outstanding singing and dancing ability like Park Jiyoon sunbaenim did, I wanted to become a female singer with outstanding singing and dancing ability [just like her]."

Since Gina's trainee days, she received attention with her skinny appearance and her nickname was 'promising seed'  because of her excellent singing ability.

Later, when representative Hong Seungsung came out of JYP Entertainment and set up CUBE Entertainment, Gina followed right behind him. In the end of 2008, Gina spent a year and a half preparing for her solo debut, and the results came in on the 14th.

Gina showed her strong-will by saying, "When I think about the past, it was a great opportunity for me to become stronger even with all those tragic periods. From now on, I know that the path I'm taking is dangerous, but I will work hard."

On the 15th, Gina had her debut performance and her title song 'I'll Back Off So You Can Live' is gaining popularity on various music charts with high rankings.

Source: SPN News
Translation: kiwiannabear @ RoyalG

for those who don't remember her, Park Jiyoon is a Korean pop artist who was under JYP Entertainment from 2000-2003.
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And the most anticipated drama is..



Sungkyunkwan Scandal earned #1 in the July 20 - July 27 ranking poll for the most anticipated drama for the bottom half of the year. It received 8681 votes out of a total of 25 370 votes.

The high in demand novel "The Days of Confucian Scholars at Sungkyunkwan" depicts 4 young people's love and friendship in Sungkyunkwan during the Chosun dynasty.

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Source: dcnews + unionpress
Trans: Supernike911@tohosomnia.net
SNSD: Tiffany

4 Super Junior articles

Leeteuk confesses, after Kangin's 'drinking' incident and entering [the army], "the members went through a tough time.."



Kangin’s drinking incident it related to him entering the army. Leeteuk spoke up about this “it is true that there are a lot of incidents and accidents .”

On SBS’s “Bae Gi Wan, Choi Young Ah, Jo Hyung Gi’s Good Morning” which was aired on July 27th, Leeteuk said “at that time, our members went through a hard time.” “We have been together for 10 years. We love and forgive one another like we’re a family.”

Leeteuk also said “When it comes to a member’s mistake, we advice them seriously. We encourage them so that they wont make that mistake again.”

This is Super Junior, however even in Suju there was ‘mean-ness’. Kyuhyun, the youngest went through this for his first 6 months by his elder members. Leeteuk didn't like the ramyun Kyuhyun made and so he criticized it in front of Kyuhyun.

Source: newsen
Translation: teukiebiased @ Sapphirepearls

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Someone picks Yoona (and Taeyeon) as their ideal type, Omona whines more.



Actor Chun Jungmyung picked girl group SNSD's Yoona and Taeyeon as his ideal types.


On the 26th, Chun Jungmyung appeared on KBS 2TV 'Yeoyumanman' and revealed that he's studying English.

When asked who his ideal type was, Chun Jungmyung attracted attention by stating, "I don't have a particular ideal type but I like girls groups."

At the request to pick his favorite member out of the girl groups, Chun Jungmyung said, "Among SNSD's members, I like Yoona and Taeyeon best."

He gave a surprising confession, "Yoona is feminine and innocent while Taeyeon is cute and adorable. Since their charms are different, I like them both."

On this day, Chun Jungmyung revealed an episode of a kiss scene with Moon Geunyoung.

Source: Hankyung
Translation: Hyunjin808@soshified.com/forums

I wonder who else he picked from the other girl groups.
Anyway, I'm not surprised seeing as how they're the two members that are most popular with the general public.

IU sings Nagging with taxi driver in taxicab

On the 27th, a video of IU singing with a taxicab driver was uploaded online. The two were singing Nagging together, the song she usually sings with 2AM’s Seulong. That taxi driver keeps up.



Her company said that she had no schedule on this day and this incident happened while she was heading to her practice room. The taxi driver does live internet shows in his vehicle and didn’t recognize IU at first.

She was also in the cab with a famous songwriter that has written a lot of her songs, Lee Jong Hun. She is so cute, even in a cab.

Source: Allkpop + whiprettyduckling

T-ara's Jiyeon, "We're good friends and I'm happy Hwayoung is the new maknae"



T-ara's Jiyeon reveals her thoughts about the new member, Ryu Hwayoung.

In a recent interview with T-News, Jiyeon said, "After Ryu Hwayoung, she became the new maknae and we quickly became good friends. She recently moved into our living quarters and we're the same age, but she's younger. I feel much better knowing there's someone younger than me," she said.

"We're preparing for our next album. It's expected to be released around September or October. It's really a pain to collect all the songs though, but I hope I can give a appear better in this T-ara album," she said.

Jiyeon finished filming for her movie "Death Bell 2" which is due out in theaters today. She's also on the new SBS variety show, "Heroes," which is difficult to shoot but fun. At first she was worried with all the work, but she's having fun, she explained.

T-ara's recently recruited a new member Ryu Hwayoung to make T-ara seven members. Her and her twin sister, Ryu Hyoyoung, appeared in SBS "Star King" earlier this year. T-ara also had replaced their leader Eunjung with Boram. They all have busy personal schedules, but they're also busy preparing for their 2nd album.


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source: http://sports.chosun.com/news/ntype2.htm?u...29/a7977109.htm
cr: nathaniel (trans) @ Diadem

im still spazzing over news of the new album!!!
WooRi

Amidst Heavy Competition, 4minute Gets 22nd~


The 4Minute Girls have just released their 2nd Single in Japan, "I My Me Mine". They have done a number of promotional activities in TV and other outlets as well (more are coming soon). Fortunately, the girls' hard work has been recognized as they got the 22nd spot on Japan's Oricon Chart on the first day of its release (28th July) despite of a tight competition between other popular JPOP and JROCK singers such as Yamapi, Amuro Namie AKB48, GACKT and WaT.

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Source: ORICON
4minutes Forum (oops! i had an html fail for a while! =_=;)
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Growing Number Of Young Women In South Korea Avoid Marriage

SEOUL, July 28 (Bernama) -- A growing number of South Korean women in their late twenties, considered as the ideal age for marriage, are reluctant to tie the knot, said China's Xinhua news agency citing a report by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHSA) revealed on Wednesday.

The unmarried rate among women aged between 25 and 29 surged to 59.1 percent in 2005 from 11.8 percent in 1975, the report said.

With the drastic growth in the number of single women in their late twenties, two out of three women hit their thirties without a spouse, it said.

Changed attitudes toward marriage are also apparent even among married women. Only 14 percent of married women saw marriage as necessary, according to the report.

The report said that 59.4 percent of singles, including both men and women, said they are not getting married because of value-related reasons, such as self-development and the pursuit of further education. Economic problems, with 31.9 percent, are the second most common reason for remaining unmarried.

South Korea in recent years has been grappling with the low birth rate. "Marriage-friendly policies along with reducing the age for first marriage should be devised," Byun Yong-chan, researcher at the KIHSA was quoted by local media as saying.

Source: bernama
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Are Koreas in standoff abroad over terror war?

North Korea reportedly sold missiles to international terrorist group al-Qaida and engaged in arms trade with Pakistan that allegedly supported insurgents in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, South Korea has participated in the United States-led war on terrorism in Afghanistan to deny al-Qaida sanctuaries overseas by dispatching troops and a non-military workforce to help post-war reconstruction there since 2002, despite multiple warnings from the Taliban.
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Source: koreatimes
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YulTi are leaving Music Core



This has been coming so it wouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Through MBC’s weekly preview of Music Core for this Saturday, July 31st, it was revealed that it would be the last episode for outgoing MCs and SNSD members, Yuri and Tiffany.
With SNSD gearing up for their Japan activities soon, it was inevitable that the girls had to leave the show since taking over from the previous MCs, Solbi, Daesung and Seungri back in April 2009. SNSD leader, Taeyeon was also announced to be leaving her hosting job on KBS2TV’s Win Win earlier.
To give fans a memorable farewell and to draw a close to their hosting duties, Tiffany and Yuri will have a special stage this Saturday where they were involved with the planning of the stage to the selection of the song that they are singing, Baby Baby from 4men.

 cr: akp

awww. we'll miss them! i wonder who's gonna replace them?
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Idol Groups Only Have a Few Words in Solo Parts as Number of Members Increase

Seven groups' solo time measured
Even with just four seconds of singing, a singer nonetheless?
Average 16 seconds per person, less than one-tenth of a song.
Cases of no solo part, only repeating the refrain
Parading looks-stage presence, mass-producing "goldfish singers".


"The Beauty of Four Seconds."

This is the snarky label from the Internet for Heechul, member of an idol group Super Junior who only has four seconds of solo singing time in "Sorry Sorry," the title song for the group's third album. Together, there are 13 members of Super Junior who sang this song. Since all 13 divide up a single song, each member can call himself a "singer" after singing for only four seconds.

Lately there are increasing cases in which solo parts of a song last no more than a few seconds, as the number of members in the idol groups such as Super Junior, Girl's Generation and After School increase. This is contributing to the pop culture in which those who rely on looks or conversation skills are considered "singers" regardless of their singing abilities.

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Source: Dong-A Ilbo
Article Translated by The Korean

Edited TV show + song titles, as the translator used literal translations of the titles (ex: "The Family is Here" instead of "Family Outing"). ALSO! Sorry if I messed up the spelling of some of the names on the chart. I don't follow all of these groups so I'm not too familiar with the preferred romanization. Sorry ):
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SHINee’s Jonghyun penned a song with a hidden meaning?



SHINee’s vocalist Jonghyun recently created a hot issue when he revealed that there is a hidden meaning behind his composed lyrics in the song Obsession.

On the 27th, Jonghyun left a hint for fans to decipher the hidden meaning behind Obsession through a phone call with Star Call. During the call this singer revealed, “There is a song in this album where I participated in composing. Called Obsession, I’m curious as to how fans are deciphering the lyrics for this song.”

Jonghyun then continued by giving two hints that is supposed to help in finding the hidden meaning. According to this idol, the first hint is, “The woman left towards a place that could never be seen again” while the second is, “The man has a dual personality and is suffering from a mental illness.”

The SHINee member also said, “The lyrics of Obsession were written after being inspired by a novel I read, and I think if everyone knew the true meaning behind these lyrics they would be greatly surprised,” emphasizing the fact that the lyrics of this song is not simply about love and break ups.

cr. allkpop



ooooh, so omona, what are your guesses?
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Minho Unable to Dance Again this Week




After SHINee’s Minho injured his leg during the filming of KBS’s Let’s Go Dream Team 2,  it was revealed that Minho would still be performing for SHINee’s comeback performances but not dancing due to his injury.

Well, it seems like it’ll be the same again this week.

Through a phone call with OSEN, a representative from SHINee’s agency SM Entertainment stated:

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it seems like Minho, who’s condition has improved, will not be dancing again this week. Although dancing during the performance is important, Minho’s health is even more important so we are being very cautious.

I guess we’ll have to wait until next week to possibly see Minho dance along with the rest of the members of SHINee during their Lucifer promotions. Best of luck to Minho and let’s hope for a speedy recovery!



credit:allkpop

Infinite's Sunggyu and Woohyun on Mnet Scandal




It looks like we have another scandal on our hands. Well, an MNET Scandal, that is!

It has recently been announced that Sunggyu and Woohyun of rookie group Infinite will appear on the upcoming episode. If you aren’t familiar with this show, the show essentially centers around a blind date between a celebrity and an average Joe, or in this case, a Jane.

Previously on the show, two celebrities have battled it out to win over one girl’s heart. However this time around, the producers of the show decided to try something different and double-cast the average girlfriends instead. Because of this new format, the upcoming episode is attracting a lot of attention from fans.

In this upcoming episode, both Sunggyu and Woohyun, along with their girlfriends, go on an island date. In preparation for this date, Woohyun skipped breakfast to make his girlfriend a sandwich while Sunggyu teased him, although he himself did not pack anything. In addition, this episode will show other situations in which the two fight over the girls, but do keep in mind that it’s all for entertainment.

In regards to the show, Woohyun stated, “Since I haven’t had a girlfriend since my trainee days, I feel very nervous…Girlfriends are like vitamins. When times get hard, they give you a lot of strength so they are good.” That’s some good logic!

Are you excited for this episode? Make sure you catch it when it airs on the 28th!

Source: allkpop
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Charice Pempencgo on Star King ENG Subs





Well I thought this was relevent since she got her big break by appearing on Star King nearly 3 years ago.

For those who don't know. Charice Pempencgo is a singer from the Phillipines who appeared on Star King in November of 07. She wowed the crowed and was asked again to show up on the show again, where she did a duet with Super Junior's Maknae Khuhyun
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Davichi records a song and looks flawless while doing so

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Davichi is not as well known as the big hit idol groups but their vocal skills and clear skin are things to pay close attention to.

Korean fans love the white skin. In America, people will pay good money to get a fake tan but in Korea, people freak out when they see a tan line even forming.

Well, the two girls of Davichi have nothing to worry about because they have perfect skin, according to Korean standards.

In these photos, the girls at recording From Me To You, a second version of MC Mong and Seo In Young’s Bubble Love.

The music video will be released soon.

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source: akp
Gorgeous as always~
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The Flawless Kim Shin Young sings "Bad Girl, Good Girl"



     On July 27th’s radio broadcast of KBS FM Narsha’s Raise the Volume, gag women Kim Shin Young sang a special stage of miss A’s Bad Girl Good Girl to celebrate the show’s 100th day anniversary.
At the beginning of Kim Shin Young’s performance, she seemed pretty confident singing the song. But as the song progressed, she was starting to run out of breath. It seemed like the song, sang by four members of miss A, was a bit too hard to sing herself.
Although Kim Shin Young struggled at singing the song perfectly, she still bursted laughters from the guests as she even danced a bit to the choreography of Bad Girl Good Girl.
At the end of her performance, she even showcased miss A’s leg splitting choreography as she received an applause from the guests.

After she finished her performance, Kim Shin Young commented, “I think you need at least two people to sing this song.

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cr: akp + adamwgm1 @ yt

omg amazing. my personal favorites are nogari and rainism.

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ELLE JAPON - Changmin Photoshoot Secrets+Interview




The beautiful Changmin wore clothing styles different from before, so taking advantage of the atmosphere left over from the photoshoot, the interview began. With a one-question and one-answer format, Changmin’s language is introduced to everybody.

Q. Recent object that you find cute?
A. Toothless, from the movie “How To Train Your Dragon”

 

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Rainbow to make comeback through reality show



The 7 charismatic ladies of girl group Rainbow is set to make their comeback and will commence through a special reality show to be aired through Y-STAR.

The girls are scheduled to reveal their long awaited comeback through the show next month through the special show called SPECAL D-DAY which will also be a documentary. You’ll get to know each and every girl personally as they get up close and personal.

The first of 5 episodes will air on the 31st through Y-STAR, and their comeback will slowly be revealed next month.

source: allkpop

TEARS OF JOY

Boram's confession from the heart



T-ara's Boram answers everyone's question about being the new leader in a recent interview.

Boram stated in a recent interview with T-News, "It's a very big position to fill," she said. "I have to take more responsibility and I've gotten an increased part in T-ara. I think, 'should I should push some of the members harder?' Those are the things I have to think about now," she told us.

Following, "Recently, the new member Ryu Hwayoung moved into our living quarters. We've already become friends and we need to prepare for things as a reborn group now. I care a lot for her," she said.

"It's a bit of a burden taking the leader position, but I will show you that T-ara can work harder and it encouraged me to get in better shape," she said smiling.

T-ara recently gained a new member making T-ara seven members, Ryu Hwayoung, who appeared on SBS 'Star King' with her twin sister, Ryu Hyoyoung. T-ara will be making a comeback with a new album in September or October.

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soruce: http://news.nate.com/view/20100729n05518
cr: nathaniel (trans) @ Diadem

I have faith in you Boram!
And today is T-ARA's 1 year anniversary!! here's to many more years of beauty and grace

'Death Bell 2,' "astonishing opening day profits"



"Death Bell 2", starring T-ara's Jiyeon, Yoon Si Yoon, Kim Suro, Hwang Jeong Eum had nearly every screening sold out on it's opening day (July 28th).

The publisher (of the movie) said, "the main theater in Seoul was sold out and had explosive popularity. Most of the other theaters were either sold out, or around 90-95% full," he said.

At the Mokdong theater, fans were greeted by Hwang Jeong Eum, Yoon Si Yoon, Park Eun Bin, Ji Chang Wook and Choi Ah Jin who attended the screenings.

The directors, T-ara's Jiyeon and the rest of T-ara (Qri, Soyeon, Boram, Eunjung, Hyomin), Kim Suro, Nam Bo Ra and Son Ho Jun all also attended a different screening.

"Death Bell" was originally released in 2008 and was seen by a nationwide audience of 1.7 million people. Rarely can a horror movie be this successful, resulting in the sequel story.

On the morning of the 28th, an official for the movie said, "Released today at 10 A.M, we had an audience of over 50,000 people see the movie," she said, "it was 4 times as much as we expected on the opening day."

Theaters have already sold out in advance for the rest of July. Promotional posters were distributed across theaters early in July and created a big sensation.

Recently a hot topic on the internet was the bikini scene in the movie with the cast members' luxurious bodies.

"Death Bell 2" was chosen by netizens as the most anticipated film of the summer among 26 other movies coming out this summer.

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source: http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201007290205481003
cr: nathaniel (trans) @ Diadem

i'm so happy! i wanna watch this film!

Micky Yoochun's Manager Accused Of Assault

More detailed translation and another news about the current results of the investigation.


Micky Yoochun's Manager Assaults Female Student
"Pushed her shoulder" vs "Slapped her face" What is the Truth?



Both sides refuse to back down in the 'assault dispute' case surrounding the manager of singer and actor Micky Yoochun.

On the information sharing site 'Nate Pann', a netizen wrote on the 26th that Micky Yoochun's manager assaulted her younger sister and swore profusely at the siblings.

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Yoochun's Manager Caught In Assault Case... Police "Done With The Investigation"



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Yoochun's Manager "I Pushed Her Shoulder But I Didn't Slap Her"
 



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miss A’s Jia takes on f(x)’s Victoria on Star King



miss A’s Jia took on f(x)’s Victoria in flexibility.

Victoria is known for her crazy flexibility. She folds and flips around every time she needs to show a special talent on TV.

On the upcoming episode of Star King, Jia challenged Victoria with her flexibility. The two got heated up as they showed off their skills.

But as soon as it seemed like Jia was losing, Min showed off her kkab (silly) dance skills to back up her member. She even did the Nobody dance in a kkab way which cracked up everyone.

The episode airs on the 31st.

Source: AKP
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onew (and others) for new musical: rock of ages



(caption reads: undo your neckties! hike up your miniskirts! let's play without stopping!)

Ahn Jaewook, Onew (SHINee) and Jay (Trax) have been cast for the role of Drew in the musical Rock of Ages. Also included in the leading cast are Moon Hyewon, Dana, and Sunday in the role of Sherrie.

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sources: official website & shakizi

this literally just happened so there aren't even any articles on it yet! i will add more info as it comes out.

update: it's been a couple hours and no articles have been posted :/ i'm off to bed so night!