August 3rd, 2010

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Epik High’s Mithra Jin has enlisted in the army



It was been revealed that Epik High’s Mithra Jin had enlisted in the army on August 3rd.

A representative said, “Today, Mithra has been admitted to the 102 reserve army unit in Chuncheon… Henceforth Mithra Jin will be actively serving in the military” He continued by saying that Epik High’s Tablo has recently been receiving a lot of heat due to the validity of his academic background, therefore Mithra wanted to enlist quietly.

Mithra’s last work was on Epik High’s Epilogue album in March. He will be fulfilling his military duties for the next 2 years.

Tablo is now the only Epik High member, not currently serving in the military.

source; allkpop

Noooo D:
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Jay Park is Shut Out

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Jay Park is going on a fan meeting tour in Asia, and it turns out that Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Korea denied Jay Park when his people approached them to rent the space for his fan meet.

Olympic Stadium’s reps said on the third, “Jaebeom’s people did come to us about the fanmeeting. We did get a request to rent our space. It’s also true that we turned down the request.”

They continued, “We were told that 2PM’s fans would protest against Jaebeom having a fan meeting here. We are a public space so we didn’t want to be involved in any problems.”

When asked if the denial of the rental request had anything to do with his controversial MySpace incident, they quickly replied, “Absolutely not. That doesn’t make sense.”

Since he was denied by the Olympic Stadium, he will hold the fan meeting at the Seoul AhnDamDong Koryo University’s Gymnasium on the 28th and the 29th.

I think it’s pretty lame that Olympic Stadium was manipulated by unreasonable fans, and i’m not sure I buy the excuse that the MySpace incident didn’t factor into their decision. What do you think?

Source: AKP
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Jang Keun-suk models for photo gallery exhibition


Korean actor Jang Keun-suk poses for his picture for the "Beautiful Eyes" exhibition [Tree J. Company]

Hallyu star Jang Keun-suk's eyes were featured for a photo gallery exhibition yesterday, according to his agency Tree J. Company on Friday.

Tree J. announced in a press release that Jang participated in an exhibition by famed Korean photographer Jo Se-hyun titled "Beautiful Eyes" which was hosted by Estee Lauder. Jo's exhibit focused on the concept of 'a person's story is told with their eyes and that a person will look beautiful if he/she has a beautiful gaze.'

"It was a privilege to have worked with Jo Se-hyun because I have always admired him," Jang was quoted as saying. "My job is to express my emotions in front of the camera lens and I really liked the theme." The actor added that he enjoyed working on this project because he was able to show his natural side outside of his work.

"Beautiful Eyes," which took place at the Interalia art gallery located in Gangnam-gu in south of Seoul, featured other photographs of celebrities including Park Ye-jin, Bae Jong-ok, Jang Mi-hee, announcer Jung Eun-ah, vocalist Jo Sumi, golfer Choi Kyoung-ju and humanitarian Han Bi-ya. Proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to the international humanitarian organization World Vision for the less fortunate children in the world.

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Editor : Jessica Kim jesskim
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S: 10Asia
DIA why so bewildered?

2nd album jacket photo to Secret’s comeback featuring Song JiEun!


Following Sunhwa of Secret’s comeback concept photo release, this time fellow member Jieun’s was released!

The photoshoot’s concept is ‘white’ and Jieun, with her brunette hair dyed orange-yellow, is resting on the lap of a foreign model. Like we’ve seen with Sunhwa, Jieun also shows her radical transformation as she looks very feminine, beautiful and more mature than from Secret’s Magic promotion days.

Secret is scheduled to make their comeback on August 12th with their second mini-album. Stay tuned!

Allkpop
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SHINee’s 2nd album ‘Lucifer’ up #1 on album sales chart for the 2nd week



SHINee’s 2nd full length album ‘Lucifer’ is up #1 on album sales chart for the 2nd consecutive week.

The boys won #1 on KBS Music Bank just 1 week into their comeback with the title song ‘Lucifer’, and now the album is also up #1 for the 2nd week on album sales chart. The album, released on 19th July, is up #1 for the 2nd week on Hanteo weekly album sale chart for the week of 26th July~1st August.

Apart from that, it is also up #1 on Hot Tracks weekly album sales chart for the 3rd week of July, and is expected to stay up #1 on that chart for the 2nd week.

The song is also doing well up on various online music charts taking up the top spots.

source: sookyeong
liseux
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Athena co-stars team up for CF



Jung Woo-sung and Cha Seung-won are co-stars in Athena, the spy drama airing in the fall, but before we get to see how that plays out, we’ll see them paired up in a CF campaign for a smart phone. Two separate ads will be released, with one focusing on each star. (Jung’s illuminates the phone’s functional capabilities, while Cha’s is more about the design.)

Not that I care so much about the ads or the phones themselves, but: hot men in suits! More chances for Jung Woo-sung and Cha Seung-won to look dapper and cool are always a good thing, as far as I’m concerned.

Both stars are brand models for the smart phone, whose CF was shot in Milan. Athena, as you probably know by now, was filming in Italy for the month of July and now shifts locales for more foreign shoots. The drama airs in November.

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Source: Segye
Via: dramabeans
my one and only goddess

Nine Muses' Debut/Track Info + More



It has been revealed that Nine Muses' upcoming title track was composed by no less than JYP and Rainstone (see: Nobody remix) who collaborated together for this track and it has been entirely written by JYP . It will be revealed on the 12th of August, which coincidentally overlaps with Secret's comeback date as well (AND that of Rainbow's if what I heard is correct).

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credits: aveemango, DivineInspiration09 @ YouTube, hankyung.com, translations: me


This post is sponsored by Lynn and her pastry shop.


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Hallyu Stars Accused of Ignoring Korean Fans



It has continuously been pointed out that Hallyu stars who are actively performing overseas rarely arrange performances and events for Korean fans.

Hallyu stars reportedly consistently neglect Korean fans and usually do not have much contact with fans in Korea; on the other hand, they have adopted friendly images to the public overseas by holding large-scale fan meetings and releasing photo and music albums.

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S: KBS Global

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  • fuuism

# NK Warns of 'Physical Counterattack' to Yellow Sea Drill



North Korea has threatened to mount a "physical counterattack" to a South Korean naval drill scheduled to open in the Yellow Sea later this week.

Seoul is planning to start the five-day military exercise on Thursday.

The North's military command in charge of western sea border defense sent a notification to the South blasting the drill, calling it a "military invasion" and a "reckless political provocation for the South to maintain the Northern Limit Line." The North does not recognize the legitimacy of the NLL, which was set by U.S.-led United Nations forces in 1953.

The statement was carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

S: KBS Global
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Recent couple photo of Se7en and Park Han Byul leaked?

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Couple photos of singer Se7en and girlfriend actress Park Han Byul has been released online. These three photos of the couple smiling at each other have been posted on a variety of online communities websites and has caught the attention of many netizens and fans.

Fans have commented on the photos saying, “Seeing Se7en’s hairstyle, this seems to be recent. It’s good to see that they still look at each other so lovingly“, “It’s my first time seeing them with such natural smiles” “I wish they would get married.. Really beautiful couple.. It seems that YG guys all have fidelity and are romantic ke ke Even the boss, even Sean, even Se7en“ and “I’m so jealous!

Last year, Se7en and Park Han Byul revealed that they had been dating since high school. The couple is now going into the 8th year of their relationship.

Allkpop

they are sooooooo sweet ♥
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Idols are ‘supermen’ and ‘superwomen’? They want to rest too...



From drama, variety, movies, radio to public performances, the opportunities that idols see these days have increased. It has become an age where idols have to explore other areas and not just stay in one to show off their charms. And these idols will need to spend their energy in the various areas they are exploring into.
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Source: kbites
No original source since my computer says MyDaily is infected and blocks it
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CN Blue’s first concert with 3000 fans a success



CN Blue successfully wrapped up their first concert last July 31.

In the CN Blue concert which was held at the AX Hall at Gwangjin-gu, Seoul with around 3,000 fans, CN Blue captured everyone with their magnificent performance.

The first part of the concert began with the song “Let’s Go Crazy” from their 2nd mini album, followed by “Love Revolution”,”Voice”,”Tattoo” and “Just Please”. Then in the 2nd part, clad in their clean white suits, CN BLUE performed softer and sweeter songs like “Love”,”Sweet Holiday” and “Love Light”. In addition, for encore performance, Jong YongHwa sang “A Song For A Fool”, from his debut drama “You’re Beautiful”. The fans were really impressed with the performance.

CNBLUE performed 20 tracks from their Korean and Japanese albums, and fans were seen singing along all of the songs while enjoying the concert.

The concert had been running for nearly 2 hours and even without dancing or gimmicks, since CNBLUE performed live, they paid special attention to the sound quality. All members did sound check (before performing) even more seriously than the rehearsal.

Meanwhile, this concert also attracted many overseas fans. Besides Korea, fans from Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan were also present and this shows that they are popular all throughout Asia. Fans who regret not getting the tickets were also seen at the concert venue to experience the atmosphere.

Source : 더스타@thestar.chosun.com
Translated by: fizzy@cnbluestorm

source link: cnbluestorm

'Hot Brothers' stars measure up!


Struggling with his short height, Lee Kikwang raises doubts about Simon D's height on a recent episode of 'Hot Brothers.'

On the show's discussion board, viewers who regularly watch 'Hot Bros' began to question Simon D's height after Lee Kikwang's. Lee Kikwang turned out to be 165cm and they began wondering how tall Simon D was, who looked close to his height.

Lee Kikwang decided to go head to head with Simon D who openly revealed that his height is 170.1cm. Lee Kikwang stood next to Simon D and while pointing out his high-heeled shoes, he said "My height is 170cm. So is his height really 170.1cm?", raising doubts.

However at this time, Tak Jaehoon, "Yes, but aren't they wearing shoe lifts?", "The two of you, please get down from your shoes. Don't play such a risky game" embracing them with caution and indignity.

In response to this, Simon D said "I don't want to get down from heaven. The air up here is nice", defying him and causing the studio to burst into laughter.

Meanwhile, a battle unfolded during the 'Under all circumstances you mustn't lose your temper' court-session corner between the two teams: TakGooKwang team (Tak Jaehoon, Kim Goora, Lee Kikwang) and SimParkHanTeam (Simon D, Park Myungsoo, Park Hwisoon, Han Sangjin).

Source: TV Report
Translation: GEE @ B2ST RIsing

sounds hilarious.... I love Simon D oppa!
Tae Yang is kinda HOT
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[Fully translated] “FROM YG” Message regarding Taeyang



Hello, this is Yang Hyun Suk. Bows ~~

5 months ago I said that would be my last “FROM YG” greeting, but after stumbling in front of some of the different schedules for Taeyang, I think I need to talk about it.

Last July 1st the announcement of the regular album was conducted and one month after Taeyang’s “I Need A Girl” broadcast activities will come to an end after being on “MBC Music Core” on August 14th.

Although it is regretful for the expectation of the fans of the title song “I Need A Girl” that the activities will have to finish a little earlier, it is because the coming August 19th Taeyang will release a new album.

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Korean source: YG Entertainment
Translated: Jae In @ ibigbang | Seungie @ tumblr

Yang Yoseob expresses his affection for Jun Gaeun


During his appearance on 'Idol Maid' BEAST's Yang Yoseob chooses Jung Gaeun in a popularity vote between the house-keepers Jung Gaeun and Shin Bongsun.

During Yang Yoseob's first encounter with the maids, while mentioning her fingers, he had said "How can we possibly make her do work? It looks like her fingers would break.", displaying special affection for her.

In the last broadcast, the result of BEAST's maid popularity vote was Gaeun. Yoseob, who was tortured for not being in favour of Bongsun, teams up with Gaeun, who rested for one week after overworking herself last week, and is planned to carry out a revenge plot against Bongsun, this week.

During the filming of 'Idol Maid', Yoseob is on Gaeun's side, and draws a line, calling it the Yo(seob)-Ga(eun) Line". Shin Bongsun and Son Dongwoon start up a battle in opposition of the line, fully displaying their skills at variety shows.

'Idol Maid' is a program that brings house-keepers to idol group's homes to do house work and increase the overall quality of living and is planned to broadcast this week on Wednesday August 4th, at 6PM on MBC every1.

CREDITS: bntnews(SOURCE); GEE@B2ST RISING (TRANS)

she needs to stay away from him, that's all I'm gonna say.
you zoom zoom my heart like a rocket

ZE:A is shocked by the hot response from Thai fans



ZE:A (also known as Children of Empire) have been very sucessful in Thailand promotions. ZE:A who had explosive reactions from Thai fans perfectly finished their first fanmeeting, fansigning event and filming of their CF in Thailand, becoming one of the new leading groups in hallyu.

Amongst all the Korean idol groups, ZE:A is the first group after 2PM to become solo models for Thai CFs, showing their immense popularity in Thailand.

On July 29th, 2 hours after ZE:A finished filming their "Yoyo Jelly" CF in Siam Paragon, they held their fanmeeting. The number of fans who attended the event amounted up to 2000, and around 50 local media reporters were present as well. It is evident that they have caused a huge reaction in Thailand.

ZE:A started their Asia Tour in Thailand, and are going to be travelling around Asia with the goal of promoting the Korean culture. They will be going to Taiwan in August, and Singapore and Malaysia in September. Later, they will also be going to the Philippines.

source: ze:a's baidu bar
translations:  redcottonstar 
also, happy 201st day to them ♥

T-ara pictures!

These are pictures of T-ara at some of the Death Bell 2 screenings!! From July 31 to August 3...



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Source: Nate
Every single picture is attached to a different article so I can't link to all of them individually :P

*phew* this post took forever to make!
T-ARA really does a lot for their fans... i can't believe how many screenings they go to every single day.
megan

Pledis clarifies, “After School Lizzy’s underwear exposure? It’s just the vest which came off slight




Pledis comes out to clarify amidst news reports talking about how After School Lizzy’s underwear had came off during a broadcast show which had fans and netizens feeling flustered.

This had happened during the filming of the summer special for ‘Pledis Girls School’, which started airing every week from July.

In one of the scenes, the members were filming some water games at the water ski park and have to ride on banana boat as a form of punishment. In the midst of riding the banana boat, the members had fell into the water and some members said, “It seems her clothes came off.”

A Pledis staff who was present at the filming site clarified, “It seems that some one’s vest had came off slightly when they fell into the water. It only came off slightly, there was not exposure of the underwear.”

Before the clarification, many fans had thought that it is a little too much for a 19-year-old teenage girl to have her underwear come off during a broadcast shows and had expressed their concerns.

original source: Hankook KyungJae
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Heartbreaker

Leeteuk is Nervous About What Will Happen When he Returns from the Army




Super Junior’s Leeteuk expressed fear about what will happen to him after returning from the army.

Though he’s not there yet, it’s almost time for this idol leader to head off, and on the episode of Happy Birthday that aired on the second, he talked about how he is scared taht he will lose popularity when he comes back from the army.

Leeteuk said, “Kim Jong Min and Chun Myung Hoon don’t seem to have gained back their popularity completely after returning from the army. I’m worried I’ll go through the same thing when I come back. Kim Jong Min, Chun Myung Hoon, No Yoo Min, Lee Sung Jin and more have not been able to get used to the variety programs. People have been saying that they’re not as good as they used to be.”

Lee Kyung Kyu, the MC, advised him, “Just be more carefree. You work way too hard. On Strong Heart, you work so hard. If you work this hard, you’ll have nothing to do when you come back.”

That is some good advice. It seems like Leeteuk stresses himself out with variety programs. I find his witty comments funnier than things he prepares.

Source: allkpop

For once, I agree with allkpop - Leeteuk needs to take a deep breath and relax a bit - for the sake of his health, if nothing else.
megan

Big Bang spotted filming for new MV in InCheon SongDo… Why?

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Idol group Big Bang was spotted filming for a MV in InCheon SongDo, causing great interests and curiosity.

According to a representative on 3rd August, Big Bang were in InCheon SongDo on 2nd August to film for a MV. Even though the boys have been busy the earlier half of this year promoting and doing public performances in Japan, this will the first time after so long since all 5 members have gathered at one place together in Korea, causing great interests as to what they are filming for.

With that the representative commented, “This is not for their Korean comeback, but for the MV off their upcoming new album set to be released in Japan. The members all worked hard at the MV filming.”

Meanwhile the last album the group released in Korea was ‘Sunset Glow’ their 2nd album in November 2008. There are plans for the group to have their Korean comeback later this year.

source: MTStarNews
v.i.a - kbites
megan

Is 2PM’s concert too sexy?




2PM is caught in a controversy about their concert’s level of sexuality.

On the 31st of July and the 1st of August, the boys put on sexy and energetic concerts at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

A fan who attended wrote about this concert, “This concert was for people over the age of eight but the performances were a bit inappropriate.”

The actions in question are from the numbers with female dancers during certain songs, such as Tired of Waiting. From the pictures, you can see what types of sexual moves they pulled off.

2PM has the right to do what they want at their own concert, but they should not have rated their concert for ages 8+.

Netizens wrote,

“I don’t understand why this was a concert for people as young as 8.”
“I felt so awkward when I went to this concert with my daughter.”

If you have ever watched an R-rated movie with a parent, I think you’ll side with the netizens this time

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source: allkpop

Kim Sooro, "Jiyeon is the most professional female hoobae"



Actor Kim Sooro did not hesitate over highly praising T-ara's Park Jiyeon who recently transformed into an actress.

On the YTN 'News & Issue' broadcast aired on August 2nd, Kim Sooro had talked about his acting activities, future plans, and also precious family stories.

Kim Sooro, regarding Park Jiyeon who had the second time working together with him through 'Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp' mentioned that, "There are all reasons behind why people get adored."

"There is a lot of talk going around saying I really adore Park Jiyeon sshi. The reasons a person is adored begins with their actions. Park Jiyeon is the most professional among the female hoobaes I know."

Continuing on, when asked about the acting skills of his fellow 'Gosa2' cast, he had said, "The acting of the young friends who had played alongside of me are on the level of making it hard to say whether or not I am a sunbae" and "Compared to when we were young, their acting is unimaginable," giving positive feedback.

When asked if "There will also be viewers who have come to see Kim Sooro in 'Gosa2'" he responded "That's not it, rather I'm getting buried by our young friends. Hwang Jungeum, Yoon Siyoon, Ji Changwook, Nam Bora, Choi Ahjin, Park Jiyeon, etc. are this generation's actors who have made their appearances" showing his modest side.

Source: Daum
Translated by: maknaes. @ Diadem

Soomi's and Ryu Hyoyoung group, Co.ed to debut with 10 members



It's been finalized that Co.ed is going to debut as a 10-member mixed group, instead of previously stated 9-members.

An official for Core Contents Media revealed to Star News on the 4th that, "the original concept scheduled for Co.ed was nine members, but it's been decided to add a 3rd year high school student, a man who is full of talents, to make Co.ed a total of 10 members instead," he said. Following, "the new member and the male members of Co.ed have already became good friends and have been working hard together."

Co.ed currently has three confirmed female and male members. Former SeeYa member, Soomi, a nationwide champion at the 80th annual Cheonghyung contest, Ryu Hyoyoung, and "Little Goo Hara" Jin Hye Won. The guys confirmed so far include, Kwang Heng, Jung Woo and In Oh. More idenities of the new members will be revealed soon.

The official debut of Co.ed is expected in September.

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Source: Nate
Translated by: Nathaniel @ CoreClique
DIA why so bewildered?

Secret’s Zinger reveals comeback photo



Secret released radical transformation comeback photos of Sunhwa and Jieun already and now Zinger’s is here.

Of course her photo follows the all white theme as well. The girls are definitely going for the sexy look this time around. Zinger’s sex appeal in this photo is a lot for her fans to take in at once.

In Sunhwa and Jieun are both laying down on a guy in their photos but Zinger took it to another level by having the guy behind her go topless.

Netizens commented,

“She went through a 180 degree change from bubbly to charismatic.”
“Looking at the photos makes me more excited for Secret’s new album.”
“I want to see her other photos as well.”


Akp

Looks a little more red then her selca.. HyoSeong's and then we'll get a teaser soon!"
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Rainbow Shines Again in Comeback Photo

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The seven girls of Rainbow are back!

On the fourth, a picture of all seven girls was released by their company. This is actually one of the many photos from their upcoming single album.

We haven’t seen these girls since they promoted Gossip Girl last year, and I think many fans have missed them dearly, so it’s good to know they’re coming back.

They seem more mature and graceful in this photo, but what caught everybody’s attention is the eye makeup, as the eyeshadow colors are the colors of the rainbow.

Their straight dark hair, pale skin, and white clothing makes the colors stand out even more. Are you guys excited for their comeback?

Source: Allkpop

Se7en and SHINee’s Songs Get Banned



MBC has banned songs by singers Se7en and SHINee.

These said songs are Se7en’s Money Can’t Buy Me Love and SHINee’s Love Still Goes On. The reason for their banning are because of the mentioning of brand names and a website.

Se7en’s song includes well-known brand names Prada, Guess, and Gucci. In SHINee’s song lyrics, the social networking site Facebook is mentioned.

The MBC panel concluded that the songs were indirectly advertising the brands, resulting in this decision. The artists have requested a retrial after modifications of the said songs.

MBC recently banned Big Bang member T.O.P’s Turn It Up for the same reasons. T.O.P’s song lyrics contained brand names Louis Vuitton and Dolce and Gabbana amongst others.

Source: KpopLive
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The rivals in Heroes - Seo In Young & Ga Hee reveal "Actually, we are close!"




Singers, Seo In Young and Ga Hee (After School), the rivals of SBS "Heroes" show that are currently making a war to each other revealed that their relationship in real life is really close and told the viewers and everyone around them not to being so worried about it.

Seo In Young, ex-Jewelry's member, who is younger than Ga Hee for 4 years, was debuted before Ga Hee that's why , since the 1st Episode of this show, there is a problem about how to call each other betweenher and Ga Hee. During the competition, Seo In Young also called Ga Hee as "Junior (Huhbae)" not "Big Sister (Unnie)". Ga Hee who doesn't give up, said repetitively that "Senior In Young takes care of me from head to toe". That made many people feel shocked.

Because of this, many people seem to worried about them and believe that their relationship must be so bad. However, the staff who works for Seo In Young come to reveal that "Although their characters looks like they are making war to each other, they don't have a rival relationship."

Moreover, when Ga Hee went to Singapore in the end of July, she had called Seo In Young for asking about the shopping places in Singapore since Seo In Young ever published the book "Seo In Young’s shopping in Singapore" in May. This also shows their close relationship.

Seo In Young's staff also added that "Their participation in Heroes show make them be more closer. Although their images in the show are having fights to each other but there's nothing to be worried since they are already close so, they can use the sarcastic words normally."

source: star news
trans by MoonStone @ Jewelry Fanclub

Netizens poke fun at UEE’s belly fat once again



After School’s UEE is being made fun of her belly fat for the third time.

People thought UEE’s little belly fat was a bit endearing at first but later on, people began to notice that the belly fat never left.

At a recent event, UEE and the other girls dressed up in outfits from Bang! promotions as they sported a red top and black short shorts.

It seems like UEE’s costume was just a tad tight on her. She had slight love handles which is really not a big deal. It’s not even her fault since she is required to gain a little weight for her role in the upcoming drama Birdie Buddy (still doesn’t have a confirmed airing date).

Netizens wrote,

“Why didn’t they dress her in a looser outfit?”
“I can’t even breathe looking at that tight outfit.”
“It doesn’t seem like she didn’t gain so much weight.”
“This makes her feel more friendly.”

How can someone even call that belly fat? I’m sure that the pictures were taken at the wrong moment.

Source: AKP

whatever.. she looks fine! its just a bad outfit. i bet the netizens are jealous of her self confidence.
maruja

One Way's Chance Gave Gift to a Filipina Celebrity



In between One Way's mall shows in the Philippines, they also appeared on various TV shows on ABS-CBN including “E-Live,” “ASAP XV” and “The Buzz”.

And members of the group, particularly Chance, were smitten by KC Concepcion’s beauty and charisma.

During their interview on “E-Live” on July 31, it was revealed that Chance has a crush on KC.

“I think she’s the most beautiful girl in the world,” Chance described KC.

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Source:  Manila Bulletin (removed some paragraphs that we already know by now)

I hope this one gets approved.