August 5th, 2010

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Krystal and Onew to Host This Week’s Music Core

After SNSD’s Yuri and Tiffany left the MC position in Music Core, who do you think will replace them?

For the upcoming live airing of Music Core on August 7th, f(x)’s Krystal and SHINee’s Onew will host together. However, they will be working as daily MCs, not permanent.

A staff member revealed, “Krystal and Onew will be taking the place of SNSD’s Tiffany and Yuri, who have taken their leave as the show’s permanent MCs. They will not be permanent, but just a daily MC.”

They added, “For the time being, we will continue having special daily MCs for Music Core.”

Which celebrity do you wish to see as the new permanent MC for Music Core?

Translation: ch0sshi
Written by: rose1363

Changed the pictures from those in original source. :\
But yay, this should be fun and cute!

Jiyeon pulls a prank on Eunjung

T-ara’s Jiyeon pulled a cute prank on Eunjung while she was sleeping.

Jiyeon updated her Twitter on the fifth, “While Eunjung unnie is sleeping. Ah this is fun.

This is something only the maknae would do.

Fans wrote,

“At times like this, she seems like a true high school girl.”
“What will Eunjung do if that’s permanent marker?”
“It’s nice to see that T-ara has fun with each other.”
“If someone did that to me, I’d be mad but if Jiyeon did it to me, I wouldn’t.”

I wonder what Eunjung looked like when she woke up and found out.


soo adorable!!!!

2AM's Changmin goes sexy for Americano Dutch CF

2AM’s Changmin revealed a picture for 2AM’s endorsement of Maeil Cafe Latte Americano Dutch.

The new CF campaign will launch on the 13th, and it’s titled “Find Your Black”.

His body is definitely something for fangirls to gawk at, but it’s quite a lot to handle. The placement of his hand has caught everyone’s eyes as well.

Netizens sure liked it,

“He’s a sexy tough guy.”
“A new sexy man is born.”

Jo Kwon represents Chic Black, Seulong represents Luxury Black, Changmin is Sexy Black while Jinwoon is Tough Black. BTS of their CF filming will be revealed through Section TV on the 6th.

Source: AKP

i'd hit it, but i'd have to double bag it. one on my head and one on his in case one falls off.
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YG becomes a father of a baby girl with Lee Eunjoo!

YG Entertainment representative Yang HyunSeok is known to have become a father of a healthy baby girl weighing 2.78kg at birth at 2.01pm on 5th August.

This is before his marriage with lover Lee EunJoo. It has been relayed that Yang HyunSeok is really excited about welcoming the baby and is staying by Lee EunJoo’s side.

Known to have been working out often and manages her body well, it took her just 10 minutes in labour before the baby was delivered. Both the mother and the baby are in healthy state.

Yang HyunSeok relayed through a YG representative, “It still don’t feel like real. I will work hard to raise the baby. Really thankful to those who sent their well wishes.”

S: TVReport

Is HyunA getting married?

A new video recently has popped up on the net of HyunA in a wedding dress, causing fans to speculate.

While it's safe to assume that HyunA is not getting married, as she just turned 18, many are curious as to the meaning behind this video. Originally uploaded on Daum on August 5, it worked its way to YouTube and is spreading across the Internet. Some fans are speculating that it is part of their promotion for the Ariul cosmetic company.

What do you think?

Video Source: nguyenmt1401
Article Source: 4minutes International Forum
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MTV World Stage VMAJ to be broadcasted worldwide

Big Bang, taking Japan by storm, release of live performances from MTV WS VMAJ award ceremony

On August 6th at 8:00pm, global music entertainment channel MTV will broadcast highlight performances of the winners of the ‘MTV World Stage Video Music Award Japan (MTV WS VMAJ),’ which took place on May 29th at Japan’s Yoyogi National Stadium, in 154 countries worldwide including Korea.

‘MTV WS VMAJ’ is a popular music award ceremony amongst Japanese music fans, and with this year being the 9th year for ‘VMAJ,’ it combined with MTV’s global concert program ‘World Stage’ to put together a music festival at which fans could enjoy both an award ceremony and a concert.

In particular, there will be an exclusive performance by Big Bang, who took home three of the 17 categories: ‘Best New Artist Video,’ ‘Best Pop Video,’ and ‘Best Collaboration Video’ (for the collaboration between Japanese group W-inds and G-Dragon).

S: Big Bang Updates, Newsen T: Seungie

Changmin's Ultimate Choice Part 3

Question 9

Girls you like…
Cool Girls or Cheerful Girls?

A: Half & Half.
“Actually, girls that are cool and look cute are good! Am I greedy?” Changmin said, causing the manager and staff around to burst into laughter. “If I can only choose one, I suppose being cool will be more important. Ideally, it should be a 51% Cool, 49% balance,” showing his slight preference.

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Kim Bum attracts thousands to fan event in Thailand

Korean actor Kim Bum at his fan meeting in Thailand [King Kong Entertainment]

Korean actor Kim Bum, who is currently holding a fan tour throughout Asia, met with his fans in Thailand last week, according to his agency King Kong Entertainment on Thursday.

King Kong announced in a press release that Kim held a press conference attended by some 3,000 fans and reporters at Siam Paragon in Bangkok on July 30 and signed autographs as well as performing in front of about 1,500 fans at the official fan meeting the following day. The actor also prepared a special performance with a band for the fan event, singing song "Confession" from the soundtrack of MBC's drama “Still, Marry Me" and pop songs "Creep" and "Bad Case of Loving You."

On July 30, Kim visited King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has been hospitalized for the flu and pneumonia since June. "I was in Thailand for my fan meeting when I heard the news that the King was ill. I wish him a fast recovery," the actor was quoted as saying.

Kim, 20, has starred in several dramas and movies since making his debut in 2006. He is well-known for his roles in "High Kick" and "Boys Over Flowers" alongside Korean stars Ku Hye-sun and Lee Min-ho. The actor has been visiting various countries in Asia, including Taiwan and China, while on tour. He will be arriving in Indonesia later on today for his first fan meeting in the country scheduled for August 7.

S: 10asia
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Who Will Be Action Queen?

Actresses will have a showdown while performing wild action sequences in TV dramas to be aired in the second half of Fthis year.

In the SBS TV drama “Athena: Goddess of War,” actress Soo Ae (30) and Lee Ji Ah (29) will play heroines; in the SBS TV drama “Secret Garden,” actress Ha Ji Won (32) will be a female warrior; and in the KBS 2TV drama “The Fugitive,” actress Lee Na Young will play an amazon.

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S: KBS Global

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Best Idol Leaders according to their peers -subbed

Came out several days ago but was just subbed. Shinee's description of how a leader should be comes from this:

Source: angelsubs

Ngl, I kinda teared up again when the Strong Heart cut of HeeTeuk showed up. Try imagining Chul as leader. Where Teuk makes others cry with his own tears, Chul will make them all cry with his sharp tongue. SuJu would be DOOMED. XD

Death Bell 2 breaks records thanks to T-ara! + Pictures

This year's most anticipated horror movie, 'Death Bell 2' has just recently been released. As if the popularity of it's predecessor was not enough, the star-studded cast added on to the hype.

Popular idol Jiyeon of T-ara has been casted as one of the main cast, along with popular actors Hwang Jung Eum and Yoon Si Yoon. T-ara, who's members are all busy with their own solo activities, took a time-out off of their already busy schedule, to help promote the movie. The response from the viewers were explosive.

'Death Bell 2' started nation-wide screening on July 29th. The opening sales for the movie were unbelievable. On the opening day, the movie gathered 50,000 viewers. 97% of the movie theaters were sold out. As of yesterday, August 4, the movie has already gathered around 700,000 viewers. With this success, 'Death Bell 2' breaks the record for the fastest-selling horror movie in South Korea.

T-ara who has agreed to promote the movie, appeared in selected movie theaters to help boost the movie's popularity. It seems their fans went out of their way just to see the movie and T-ara themselves. T-ara held a special fan-meet on the opening day, giving out their repackaged album with signatures.

A representative for Core Contents Media said in an interview, "T-ara's popularity definitely helped with the promotion of this movie. Although they were not in the final cut of the movie, the fans were still excited when they found out that T-ara will be in the cinemas"

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Source: Newsen
Translation : *YANiPOPO @ Diadem
Pictures: Newsen
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Cube Stars Receive Mental Consultations!

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A recent wave of young idol singers in K-Pop is causing a stir amongst the Korean public. Singers such as 4minute's Kwon Sohyun (15) have been in the industry since elementary school. And while some fans love seeing artists as young as them on stage, others are worried about the possible effects that fame could have on them.

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4minute's ranking on Japanese chart, Oricon

With it's first week of release, 4minute’s latest Japanese single I My Me Mine has sold out 4,742 copies and made its debut at #26 on the Oricon weekly chart.

In comparison to their Japanese debut single – Muzik, I My Me Mine’s first-week sales have beaten the previous record, earning over 500 copies than Muzik’s 4,241 copies.

sauce: jpopmusic, chama443


Actor Joo JiHoon was degraded through a recent broadcast

SBS Night TV Entertainment showed a bit of biased editing for their recent episode, which aired on the 5th. Night TV Entertainment revealed footage of the practice for the musical celebrating the 60th anniversary for 6/25, Life’s Voyage.

Celebrity soldier Joo JiHoon, who is a part of the musical, was present during the interviews. However, not a second of his interview was aired. Viewers are able to see him present through full shots of the interview site.

The episode only aired parts of the interview including Lee JunKi. This broadcast raised even more curiosity after Joo JiHoon was not even mentioned when talking about the interview or the musical itself.

Viewers left comments on the show’s homepage saying, “If you were only going to air parts with Lee JunKi, why did you even sit him there?” and, “He didn’t say one word…” expressing their disappointment.

Meanwhile, the musical Life’s Voyage stars soldiers Lee JunKi, Joo YoungHoon (Joo JiHoon), and Kim SaeHyun (Kim DaHyun), along with musical actors Yoon GongJoo, Son HyunJung, Moon JongWon, amongst others, garnering much attention.

Source: Kim Yoo Kyong
Translation: ch0sshi

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BoA's offical message to fans, asks for support

Entry Title: It's BoA ^^
Date: 2010-08-05 11:31:00PM

Hello. This is BoA.
Have you been well?

I have released an album in Korea after a very very long time.
And on top of that… this year is my 10 year anniversary…ㅋㅋ (I’m feeling shy…)

Because I have done a lot of overseas promotions the past few years
it must have been a disappointing image to my Korean fans,
but even though it was difficult I think it was a time during which
I learned and experienced a great deal, and was able to musically mature a lot…

And so for this 6th album I tried expressing the many things I learned during that time…
I worked hard writing songs, and because I’m now 25 years old I also tried singing sad and emotional ballads ^^ ㅎㅎ
I am going to perform album promotions that are worthy of how long you have waited for me.

Starting tomorrow I will be appearing on Korean TV for the first time in a while ^^ How fun!!
To those people who come to the music programs…
You are the first people who will see the new track?! Anticipate it~~~

This 2010 I really will race harder than ever for all of you. ^^
I ask for much anticipation and support! ^^

sauce: BoA Official Homepage
translation: live laugh love @ soompi

Super Rookie G.NA, photo of her revealed when she was in her 10s. 'Still mature'

Super rookie G.NA revealed a photo of her when she was in her 10s.

On the 5th, the photo of 19 year old G.NA was revealed though a celebrity related community site. G.NAs mature charm can be easily found when she was young.

Agency CUBE Entertainment introduced that "G.NA took this photo when she was 19" and "When she was dreaming to become a singer". They even hinted out "She was young, but her mature charm is still the same".

The netizens praised G.NAs appearance by saying "She still looks the same", "I could feel G.NAs innocence".

Former member of Oh-So-Nyuh, G.NA has recently been promoting her debut song 'I'll back off so live better' and ranked in different charts, she is showing the power of a super rookie.

Source: Newsen
Translation: Seungeun Lee @

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Marugoto K-POP GIRLS - SNSD Interview

Korea’s strongest girl group is finally coming to Japan this summer!!
They’re pretty like Barbie dolls with their beautiful and radiant long legs, men and women of all ages love these 9 angels. It really seems to be a girls’ generation.

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Source: Marugoto K-POP GIRLS Magazine
cr: ssf

tiffany liking m-flo \o/ lol favorite japanese words.

10asia Preview Of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

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[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho" (1)

What to expect from, or worry about, Lee Seung-gi, Shin Min-ah and the Hong sisters

Press conference for SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho"

'The Hong Sisters' are back. They joined hands with Lee Seung-gi, the so-called 'man of 100 percent viewership rating' while Shin Min-ah, who is 'not just a coffee' [as she is described in her recent TV commercial for coffee] also hopped aboard. SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho," which premieres August 11 at 9:55 p.m. as the follow-up Wednesday/Thursday evening drama to "Bad Boy," is neither a historical epic nor a blockbuster drama with a production budget of over 10 billion won. But it is already stirring up heated attention with the union of the above mentioned people. At the show's press conference held August 4 at SBS headquarters in Seoul's Mok-dong district, director Bu Sung-chul described "Gumiho" as "a drama that is like a total gift set which has everything -- laughter, tears and sad melodrama." Lee Seung-gi, who plays the lead role of Cha Dae-woong, remarked, "A lot of people are talking about the importance of the one-top and personal ability, but I think teamwork is the most important thing. While I was watching the World Cup this year, I realized that what surpasses fancy individual skill is excellent teamwork." If so, then under the possibility that 1+1+1 does not always end up as 3 but can drop to 0 or add up to 10, what should we expect, or worry about, the combination of Lee Seung-gi, Shin Min-ah and the Hong Sisters, who are the real stars of "Gumiho"?

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Reporter : Choi Ji-Eun five@
Photographer : Chae ki-won ten@
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@ , Lee Ji-Hye seven@

Translation: kr4ever@soompi (top of the page)
Source(s) : <ⓒ10Asia All rights reserved> One <ⓒ10Asia All rights reserved> Two

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Shindong and Shin Bong Sun could have been sexy time partners??

[E Daily SPN Yang SeungJoon reporter] Group Super Junior’s Shindong "I’ve gone on a blind date with gag woman Shin Bong Sun before" he surprisingly confessed.

Shindong was a guest on (August) 5th broadcast of KBS 2TV 'Happy Together-Season 3' (short form 'Happy Together'). He says “I have a special relation with Shin Bong Sun” as he shares the behind-story about the blind date.

Shindong (beginning of debut) on a radio program where he was a guest was asked what his ideal type is so he said that he likes someone who is small in height and also cute. That’s what happened but the program’s writer said to Shindong “There is a friend of mine named Shin Bong Sun, if it’s okay with you, I can introduce you to her”.

Shindong “At that time Shin Bong Sun had debuted. When I was free, as soon as I answered the phone I ran without stopping to the radio booth” as soon as he said that Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo ect made all the MCs burst into laughter.

And Shindong said “That day Shin Bong Sun gave and received phone numbers, during that time we frequently talked on phone” and “If things went well Shin Bong Sun could’ve been my girlfriend right now”.
The MCs who listened to Shindong’s words said “If you two got married, you would’ve had a very healthy child” to this the recording set because a laughing sea*.

On the other hand, that day at “Happy together” “Hwang Jung Eum, Tiara JiYeon, Singer Hong JinYoung ect were guests.

*Everyone at the set was in a good mood

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Papa YG: "Since my daughter was born at 2:01, it's a lucky sign for 2NE1."

After hearing unique words of congratulations from those around him, Yang Hyunsuk who has just become a father is becoming even happier.

On the 6th, Yang Hyunsuk reported to Money Today Star News "(Lee) Eunjoo gave birth to our daughter at 2:01PM yesterday.", "After hearing this news, several people around me said to me 'Seeing as your daughter was born at 2:01, it seems like 2NE1 will do even better in the future', I was really overjoyed hearing people say this."

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Source:, YGLADIES,
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Seungri to become a MC again

Big Bang’s Seungri will return as a MC again!

Seungri will return as a MC on a program that’s scheduled to broadcast after MBC’s Danbi moves out. Seungri will join the rest of the MCs including actors Jung Joon Ho, Shin Hyun Joon, Gong Hyung Jin and Seo Ji Suk, as well as gagmen Kim Hyun Chul and Jung Hyung Don – for a total of 7 MCs including Seungri.

This upcoming program will start its first recording on the 11th, and will broadcast its first episode on the 22nd. The show’s Kim Young Hee PD stated, “The program after Danbi will be funny and interesting to watch. In order to compete with other broadcast company’s programs, the show will be 80% funny and 20% beneficial to watch.”

Stay tuned to the broadcast of this upcoming show!

S: allkpop


SM Town 2010 Special Stages.

Dong Bang Shin Ki UKnow YunHo and Max ChangMin will appear on stage together after so long.

The 2 will appear for SMTown Concert on 21st August. It has been a while seeing the 2 on stage since part of the group members were fighting a lawsuit against their agency SM Entertainment.

According to a SM rep on 5th August, “UKnow and Max has prepared a performance just for SMTown Live. SHINee Key will also have a joint stage with BoA. And sisters So Nyeo Shi Dae Jessica and f(x) Krystal; together with So Nyeo Shi Dae SeoHyun and Super Junior KyuHyun will have duet performances.”

Meanwhile, SMTown Live 10 world tour will have concert performances not only in Korea but also in LA, Tokyo, ShangHai etc.

Source: K Bites

Terrorism – North Korea not on the United States' blacklist

North Korea remains out of the blacklist of countries supporting terrorism that was published last Thursday by the United States, in spite of the torpedoes hitting a South Korean boat. Washington maintained the same four countries on its list: Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba.

In spite of the calls sent since the shipwreck of the Cheonan in March for Washington to put Pyongyang back on the blacklist, North Korea has been spared this measure in the annual report of the State department on terrorism, that covers the year 2009. At the end of June, the American diplomacy had estimated that the torpedoes weren't an act of terrorism, but a provocative operation occurring between two armies. On the other hand, Iran remains the “principal state support of terrorism” because of the support it brings to the Hamas and Hezbollah, according to the report.

source: Le  (French article)
Translation by myself.
(You know who to brick if you find errors, now.)

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[NEWS] Shin Hye-sung spending summer holidays with fans

Korean singer Shin Hye-sung will be going on a summer vacation with some 500 Korean and Japanese fans at the end of this month, according to a press release by PR firm The J Story on Thursday.

J Story said in a press release that the singer will be spending three days, from August 28 to 30, with fans at the Konjiam Resort in Gyeonggi Province for a fan event titled "The Summer Holidays with S.H.S. in KOREA - KOREA & JAPAN."

Shin himself is said to have thought up ideas for the event, which will include a mini acoustic concert, game playing as well as a photo session and hand-shaking time with his fans.

"This is the first event where I will be spending this long a time with the fans, and I am already so nervous and cannot wait for it," the singer was quoted as saying. "I will prepare so that I can give fans unforgettable memories that they will remember for a lifetime."

Further details, including how to apply, regarding the event are available on the Shin's official website (

The singer, who held fan meets in Shanghai and Taiwan last month, will be visiting Bangkok on August 7 for the "2010 SHIN HYE SUNG LIVE MUSIC SHOW IN THAILAND."

Credits:10asia + dkpop

The reason why Lee Joon fainted on ‘Invincible Youth’?

The reason behind MBLAQ Lee Joon’s fainting that heated up the internet last week had been revealed.

On the preview of KBS 2TV ‘Invincible Youth’ shown on the 30th, revealed Lee Joon from MBLAQ fainting during the filming. The preview captions included “Emergency Lee Joon fainted”, “Unbelievable situation”, and even showed Kim Taewoo running with Lee Joon on his back attracting attention.

After that, Lee Joon was up in the most searched in different portal sites, and netizens started to question the health status of Lee Joon.

According to ‘Invincible Youth’, MBLAQ appeared on the filming in order to help out on the idol farm for harvest season. So MBLAQ and the G7 members harvested eggplants, grape tomatoes, Korean melons, and more.

‘Invincible Youth’ added, “On that day, Lee Joon tasted the live eggplant while harvesting them and showed signs of eggplant allergies, so in order to put his fever down, there was the happening where others splashed water on to his back. After seeing this, the manager came and Kim Taewoo, who is the MC, watched Lee Joon in a worried expression and that was caught on tape.”

They explained further and added that Lee Joon fainted due to his eggplant allergies. The meeting of MBLAQ and G7 members, along with the eggplant situation will be broadcasted on the 6th at 11:05pm KST.


I didn't even know that he fainted.
stalking skills are lacking lately...

also... anyone know what and eggplant is?
English brain does not compute
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Lee Joon reveals, "Jonghyun seem like the person who has the most time on his hands in SHINee"

SHINee's Key and Jonghyun back with their second album 'Lucifer', appeared on 'Star Golden Bell First Grade Room 1' and showed off clever talking skills.

In the most recent filming, MC Ji Sukjin told SHINee's Key and Jonghyun, "Let's talk about each of your negative sides!" and to this Jonghyun answered, "Key is very detailed, but nags too much" and Key answered, "Jonghyun is a really good friend and I could see him whenever I want because all I have to do is contact him, however since we are always together, it gets tiring!"

Then Jonghyun stated back, "When everyone was resting with the album preparations, other members had their own personal schedule, but then I was the only one without a personal schedule."

After listening to Jonghyun saying this, Lee Joon stated, "If you call Jonghyun, he answers his phone right after two seconds" and then Jonghyun said back, "It isn't because I am not busy, but Lee Joon just calls me when I happened to have nothing to do."

Watching this situation, Ji Sunjin stated, "With this new album, Jonghyun will become busy again!" Jonghyun continued to say that it was all a misunderstanding, but Ji Sukjin added, "Let's all give a round of applause to Jonghyun so that he will get busier soon."

Will be broadcasted on the 7th.

SOURCE: Natenews
TRANSLATION: aoistars@AbsoluteMBLAQ
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Mir, "If you want to win G.O over now, right now is the perfect chance"

With MBLAQ coming to help the G7 members on the idol farm with the harvest season coming up, they were swept away by the "pink love mood in the air" and the affection between the members started to heat up.

As soon as G.O appeared on the KBS 2TV variety show 'Invincible Youth', he showed the direct sides of him by saying that he will express his feelings by dancing the 'Gun Dance'. This dance was dedicated to no one other than Jooyeon from After School.

After being swept in the suspicious relationship with G.O, Jooyeon came to explain by saying, "We had been close friends since we were trainees" and she added, "We knew each other for 3 years." However, G7 members and MBLAQ members didn't let it go off easy and stated to piece apart the relationship of G.O and Jooyeon.

MBLAQ's Mir told Jooyeon, "If you want to win G.O over now, right now is the perfect chance," causing laughter in the filming.

The three years of suspicious feelings between G.O and Jooyeon can be seen through 'Invincible Youth' on the 6th at 11:05pm KST.

SOURCE: Natenews
TRANSLATION: aoistars@AbsoluteMBLAQ
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New Cube Girl Group?

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Back in January, during CUBE STARS PARTY 2010, it was announced that CUBE would unleash a new girl group into the K-Pop scene for this summer! The tentative name is Rosemary and a few members were introduced during CUBE artists' first ever showcase. Still, since there has yet to be any official statement regarding the group's composition and future activities, not much information is available yet.

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Sources: 4minutes Forum
Daly Kpop News
B2STRising Forum

Taiwanese artist Yao Yao releases MV of her Mandarin cover of KARA's Honey

Taiwanese artist, Yao Yao (郭书瑶) will be releasing a Mandarin cover of KARA’s Honey as her title song for her new album promotions.

Having gotten a good reception from many people after releasing the song last week, the MV has now been released, with Yao Yao decked out in 10 different outfits and filming it in 10 different locations.

Her full album will be out on August 21st, but check out the MV first.

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North Korean refugees adapt to life, school, and prejudice in South Korea

North Korean refugee numbers in South Korea are expected to top 20,000 by this October amid reports of more food shortages and growing political instability.

Teens and young adults who defected from North Korea attend class at Hangyeore school in Anseong, South Korea.

It seems inappropriate to describe Kim Yong-hee as blessed. The teenager hasn't seen his father in two years, and his mother disappeared a year ago. He lives in one of Asia's wealthiest countries, but in adulthood he is likely to encounter discrimination from potential employers and, if he manages to find work, a salary well below the national average.
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Lee Seung Gi = Korea's next best MC?

To be an MC is a difficult endeavor, especially if you want to become a renowned one. You have to be able to advance a show smoothly while entertaining the viewers and staying on track, a task that is easier said than done. In the current generation, when you think of MCs, several names come to mind, such as Kang Ho Dong and Yoo Jae Suk.

So how about the generation to come?

On the 4th, SBS Strong Heart PD Park Sang Hyuk put his confidence in Lee Seung Gi to be the next best MC: “There are many people nominated to become next generation’s best MC, but among those, I think Lee Seung Gi will take the honor of being the next best MC. I am sure that Lee Seung Gi will follow Kang Ho Dong and Yoo Jae Suk’s steps in becoming the next best MC.”

As singer, actor, and entertainer, Lee Seung Gi is the very definition of a multi-faceted talent. In addition, it is not an exaggeration to say that he has succeeded in all his varying activities. In other words, he is a celebrity who truly fits the name of an “all-around entertainer.”

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With his killer smile, approachable personality, and what seems to be an impeccable image, can he do it?

Can he become the next best MC?

sauce: allkpoop

yawn duncare. call me when a female is considered as a candidate.