August 10th, 2010

[Korean] Shinhwa - Group

This Is The Legendary Shinhwa In Your Omona Being Flawless And Adorable As Ever



Minwoo's 32nd birthday (in Korean years) was actually last month but Dongwan just posted this picture of them at his birthday party.

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Translation: AbsolutShinhwa (1 & 2)
Source: Dongwan's Naver Blog

Damn, now I'm SURE Shinhwa has discovered some secret fountain of youth because those two do NOT look like they're over thirty O_O

Also, the MinWan OTP lives on ♥

ZE:A’s Dongjoon donates to charity



ZE:A’s Dongjoon donated over $8000 (10,000,000 WON) to charity.

Where did he come up with all this money? Well, Dongjoon won the MVP title on MTV’s Idol United on the 7th. As a prize, he received a gold sneaker trophy which is worth over $8000.

With his athletic skills, he was able to beat out all the other idols in the competition, and he decided to donate all his winnings to a care facility in Suwon.

Dongjoon said, “I’m so happy I got the title of being the MVP. I’m also honored to be using the money for a good cause.”

He also said that he would use part of the money to get something for his members and fans.

Even if this was a publicity stunt, the money definitely went to a good cause, so hats off to Dongjoon!

source: allkpop
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Hyomin poses for several luxurious photos



T-ara’s Hyomin posed for several luxurious photos while sporting a chic black dress, and showed a new hairstyle that emphasized her bangs.

On the 10th, Hyomin uploaded these photos through Twitter along with the words:
“The name that RamBBo gave me…Sassy girl Snako”

*RamBbo is their nickname for Boram

Her large sunglasses and her black dress further add onto her chic charm.

Netizens have positively commented:

“She looks just like Snako!”
“She looks cute with her bangs showing. The luxurious concept suits her well.”

More pictures beneath under the cut:
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New hair in K-pop always meant for a comeback. Hoping T-ARA album would release sooner.

source (allkpop)
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BEAST and 4minute receive Golden Disk Awards

CUBE Entertainment's idol groups, 4minute and BEAST, were awarded the Golden Disk Award from Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

On August 10th at 5PM, BEAST and 4minute were received the Golden Disk Award (for their albums, 'BEAST is the Best' and 'For Muzik') at the '2010 Summer CUBE Stars Party' at Seoul, Samseongdong in the Samyu Center Event Hall.

Although 4minute was not able to make it, they were given a substitute award, and BEAST's Yoon Doojoon said, "We are so thankful that you gave us such a big award, and we will work even harder from now on. We will work harder to get awards like these."

Because 4minute and BEAST sold about 5,000 copies of their album, they were chose to be given the Golden Disk Award. 4minute received the Golden Disk Award from Thailand, and BEAST received the award from Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.

In the meantime, CUBE's artists, BEAST, Mario, G.NA, etc. and their trainees gathered on this day and their magnificent performances unfolded.

Source: Asiae News
Reporting + Editing + Translating: kiwiannabear@4-minute.com
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Cube trainees show their stuff at 2010 Summer CUBE Stars Party


CUBE Entertainment's artists 4minute, BEAST, Mario (Jung Hanlim), G.NA (Choi Gina), etc. held a '2010 Summer CUBE Stars Party' on August 10 at 7PM at Seoul's Gangnamgoo Samseongdong in the Samyu Center Event Hall.

In this year's '2010 Summer CUBE Stars Party', CUBE trainees were revealed in the beginning, allowing us to predict that CUBE's next stars will be born after Mario, 4minute, BEAST, and Gina.

Instead of keeping their rookie project a secret, CUBE Entertainment revealed the organization of their 8 teams that are preparing character, strong-will, and skill under a confident rookie developing system. CUBE announced, "The team that receives excellent evaluation on stage during the '2010 Summer CUBE Stars Party' will debut on to the NEXT CUBE STAR."

One official expressed his confidence by saying, "Even when January's 'CUBE Stars Party' ended, the team's rivalry started in anticipation for the past 7 months. On August 10th, they will show you their sharpened and improved skills."

On this day, 4minute (who is growing quickly all over Asia) was in the middle of doing their activities in Japan, so they sent their greetings through a video, and BEAST prepared a magnificent performance as the leaders of CUBE.

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Source: Newsen
Reporting + Editing + Translating: kiwiannabear@4-minute.com

ETA lots of pix. I need that 4 member boyband to debut like nao.
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10asia's report from BoA's August 4th press conference



She has topped music charts in both Korea and Japan. She made her debut in the U.S. and took on the challenge of making it onto the Billboard charts and was recently cast in a Hollywood dance pic which will be produced by the makers of the film "Step Up." It took her ten years to achieve all these accomplishments. And BoA is now twenty-four years old. In that respect, "Hurricane Venus," BoA's first record release in Korea in five years, carries more meaning than it being just a new album. What kind of music does this singer, who has achieved almost everything she can achieve commercially and is now reaching her peak as a singer and dancer, want to make? Below are excerpts from a press conference with BoA, held on August 4.

Q: You have come to celebrate the tenth year of your career at a young age. How do you feel looking back on it?

BoA: Honestly, it's not like I have a certain feeling. I did this and that and ten years passed by, I don't know how. But I thought about what I did during the past ten years, and I realized I really did do a lot of things. (laugh). I put out a lot of albums, I went to Japan and the U.S. I feel like I constantly learned [foreign] languages for ten years. (laugh) But there are more days lying ahead than days that have passed by. I will be thirty-five at my twentieth anniversary, and that is not much older than how old Lee Hyori is now (laugh) so I want to work harder at being a dance singer.

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Source: 10.asiae.co.kr - 1, 2, 3

I think this is from the same press conference as this series, but by different reporter, so some of the content is the same while some is new.
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Nichkhun and Suzy become special MCs for this week’s Music Core



With SNSD’s Tiffany and Yuri stepping down from their MC roles on Music Core, the MBC music program is still looking for full time MC’s to replace the girls.

Until then, they’re going to use one-time MCs. Last week, SHINee’s Onew and f(x)’s Krystal filled in, and this week, the JYP family will step in as well.

2PM’s Nichkhun and miss A’s Suzy will be this week’s Music Core MCs. This week is another summer special, so they have an important job as MCs. The big news is that Onew and Krystal will be there as well.

That’s right. This time, there will be four Music Core MCs. Do you think that’ll be a good idea or will it be too messy?

Source: akp

Excited for Khun & Suzy! I think it's going to be awesome ngl (anything with Onew is awesome), wanna see how that pans out though, the 4 emcees thing.
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Ajusshi attracts 1 million viewers in first week



Won Bin‘s latest project, thriller-action movie Ajusshi (English title: The Man From Nowhere) released last Wednesday and looks poised to become a success. In its first week it beat out Inception (and also Salt, Toy Story 3) to take #1 at the box office with 1 million admittances.

Its first day (Wednesday) recorded 130,000 admittances, and the movie had solid word-of-mouth going for it all weekend, with sold-out screenings in many theaters. The movie centers around a secretive loner (Won Bin) who is drawn out of his reclusiveness when his next-door neighbor, a young girl, is kidnapped by gangsters.

It’s hard to believe that this is actually Won Bin’s first lead film role, but it’s true. (Even in movies where he played a pivotal role, such as Taegukgi and Mother, he was a supporting character, not the lead.)

Source: Star News, KD Press
Via: dramabeans
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#1 Fanboy Gekidan Hitori show off his collection to KARA on Waratte iitomo

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Famous Japanese comedian Gekidan Hitori is known to be a big fanboy of Korean idol group KARA. On a recent episode of Waratte iitomo, KARA made an appearance to plug their hand-shaking event on August 14th and Gekidan Hitori introduced the girls with, “I want to introduce a super idol group that I am a big fan of.. a group called KARA from Korea.”

The August 14th hand shaking event celebrating “Mister” starts at 1:00pm, registration will begin from 8:00am at Shinkiba Studio Coast. Gekidan Hitori commented that he’s a member of KARA’s official fan club and also showed off his “KARA” collections at the end of the show.

KARA is scheduled to release their Japanese single of Mister on August 11th

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Bong Tae Gyu’s Father killed in a mountaineering accident

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It has been confirmed in a statement by his agency, Boundaries of Forest, that the father of actor Bong Tae Gyu was killed on August 8th in a mountaineering accident in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province. The exact circumstances surrounding the accident have not been confirmed or released, but police were investigating.
Bong Tae Gyu is best known for his roles in movies such as See You After School, The Birth Of A Family, Two Faces Of My Girlfriend, A Tale Of Legendary Libido, Youth Groove, and most recently Survival. He also played a cameo role in the Kdrama Personal Taste.
Tae Gyu is the youngest in his family having two older sisters, because of this he was very close to his father. He is reportedly extremely heartbroken over the sudden unexpected death of his father. No plans have yet been finalized for his father’s wake and funeral. His girlfriend, actress Lee Eun and her family were said to be helping his family with the arrangements. Our sincere sympathy and condolences to Bong Tae Gyu and his family.

Source: Seoulbeats

Condolences to him and his family.
I feel not enough people in this community know of this talented man. He is a truly great comedic actor. Two Faces of My Girlfriend will always be my favorite Korean film, and is definitely worth a watch.
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SHINee - Lucifer Japanese version to be released Sept. 15th



SHINee will officially release Lucifer in Japan on September 15th.

5 member of contemporary band SHINee whose Album sales had already exceeded 100k, has decided to release a Japan Version.
The album sales in Korea, released at 2010 had broke the 100k sales record, following the footsteps of their SM Town seniors, Super Junior and SNSD.
SHINee consisting of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin, a 5 member group contemporary band, who leads the current music, dance pop and other area.

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Credits: Baidu
Translations: SHINingSW

Source: ★Vannie판 니에 at dkpopnews.
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4minute and BEAST to take the Olympic Stage!


 
On the 10th at 7PM, at Samsung’s Sumyu Center in the event hall, the ‘2010 Summer CUBE Star Party’ was held. On this day, a representative of Universal Music attended this concert as they revealed, “4minute and BEAST will be the first Korean stars to stand on stage and sing for the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics.”

They said, “We met these two groups last year for the first time. They’re all great looking and pretty” and continued by saying, “Now they’ve become stars in the Asian market. Receiving 5 golden disks and with many others, they’ve increased their sales by a lot.”

BEAST and 4minute have gone through promotions in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and around Asia. With their songs ‘Shock’ and ‘Muzik,’ they hit the Asian charts as they increased in popularity. With their popularity, the attention will be on the two groups as Hanlyu (Korean wave) stars in standing on stage for the 1st Singapore Youth Olympics on the 14th.

CREDITS:sports.chosun (SOURCE); seoulfoood @B2ST RISING (TRANS)
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Ka-ching! K-Pop Rules the Local (Air) Waves

WHILE the rest of the world was queueing up for the new iPhone, hordes of young Filipinos were queueing up for something else entirely.

Last July 3, security guards at a mall in Quezon City were dumbfounded to find hundreds of kids lining up at the gate, hours before the mall was scheduled to open.

Another Neil Gaiman book signing?

The Super Lotto grand draw?

Chinese knock-offs of the iPhone4?

The reason became clear once the gates were finally opened and everyone made a beeline for the record store.

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Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer
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abcnews.go.com FEATURE: THE WONDER GIRLS
The Wonder Girls are featured on abcnews.go.com, as one of their "Global Pop Sensations You've Never Heard Of".
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CELEBRITY TRAVELER: THE WONDER GIRLS
The quintet, which splits its time between Seoul, South Korea, and New York City, performs its radio-friendly songs in Korean, English and Chinese. After touring with the Jonas Brothers, the Girls hit a string of smaller clubs earlier this year. Known simply by their first names, Yenny and Sun (both 21 years old) and 17-year-old Lim chatted about their favorite vacation spots. Like a true teenager, Lim admits she's always on the lookout for "famous restaurants and landmarks."
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source: 1 & 2

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BoA to make cameo on Athena



It was announced recently that Asia’s star, BoA, will be making a special cameo on the upcoming SBS drama, Athena: Goddess of War.

On the 11th, SM Entertainment stated:

“BoA will be appearing as a guest on the Iris spin-off drama, Athena.”

BoA will be starring as a top female singer who is held hostage by a group of terrorists. One of the main male roles in the drama, Jung Woo (who will be played by actor Jung Woo Sung), will be aiding BoA as her bodyguard.

BoA has been garnering hot attention lately, especially after the news that she will be playing a main role in Duane Adler’s upcoming dance flick. The recent news about her cameo on Athena is further adding onto the hype. The filming for BoA’s special cameo on Athena will take place this month.

The drama will air this November through SBS.

source: allkpop

i want some boa/siwon action, tbqh
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North Korea has a youtube account

North Korea has opened a YouTube account sharing clips praising the isolated communist state and denying allegations that it sank a South Korean warship.

Eleven clips under the name of uriminzokkiri, a North Korean government website, are appearing today.

One English-language video almost six minutes in duration praises leader Kim Jong-Il, calling him a 'general sent by the heaven'.

Another clip posted a week ago berates South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-Hwan over his controversial remarks that young South Korean leftists should not enjoy freedom in the South but should live under Kim Jong-Il.

A third clip ridicules Seoul for its failure to prevent the UN Security Council from including Pyongyang's denial in its statement deploring the deadly March sinking of the Cheonan warship.

The North denies responsibility for the sinking of the Cheonan near the disputed inter-Korean sea border in the Yellow Sea, which claimed 46 lives.

Tensions have risen sharply since late May when South Korea and the US, citing a multinational investigation, accused the North of torpedoing the corvette, the Cheonan.

North Korea has been expanding the use of the internet in its propaganda offensive, Yonhap news agency said.

In June, a North Korean woman uploaded a clip praising the communist state on YouTube, drawing media attention in South Korea and abroad.

Source: rte news

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Lee Kikwang says, "My BEAST members who were my back dancers...I'm sorry"

 

[My Daily = Intern Reporter Ham Taesoo] Lee Kikwang, who was selected as a new MC for ‘Seung Seung Jang Koo (also known as Win Win),’ showed his sorrowful feelings towards his BEAST members.

Lee Kikwang began to tear up as he said “Sorry” to his BEAST members, whom featured on the episode in congratulating him on his MC debut for KBS 2TV ‘Win Win,’ which aired on the 10th.

The situation was that before BEAST had their debut, Lee Kikwang was a solo artist with the stage name ‘AJ.’ Yoon Doojoon, Yong Junhyung, and Yang Yoseob were back dancers for Lee Kikwang as one day, during their back dancer period, Yoon Doojoon and Yong Junhyung cried together and comforted one another in not having a dorm to live in as their living circumstances were miserable.

Lee Kikwang, who found out his colleagues’ hardships later on, said, “Once my promotions for AJ ended, I was then able to know the hardships of my colleagues” and “I’m always sorry for finding out later on about their hardships of my friends who helped rap and dance for me as they didn’t say a word,” as he couldn’t raise his head.

Continuing on from that, he said “I can’t live without BEAST. I’m really grateful” as the atmosphere was heartwarming.

Meanwhile, on this day, BEAST members said that amongst the 4 MCs, Lee Kikwang looked smaller compared to the rest as they brought laughter to the crowd by saying “Don’t ever stand up from your seat.”

CREDITS: Nate News (SOURCE); seoulfoood @B2ST RISING (TRANS)

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Big Bang to Have a Fan Meeting in Thailand



After their last visit on April, Big Bang will return to Thailand again on 9 September 2010. Big Bang will have small showcase called "Eversense - Big Bang Fan Party" at Royal Paragon Hall (Paragon Department Stores) on 9 September 2010 at 6PM local time.


Tickets for the show are being sold from today (10 August 2010) till 9 September 2010.

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Lee Seung Gi to kiss ‘Nine-Tailed Fox’ Shin Min Ah in the first episode



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and Shin Min Ah’s new drama My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox is just around the corner of premiering its first episode on the 11th. To further hype the drama, it has been revealed that the two will kiss on the first episode!

Many are anticipating their kiss to gain a lot of attention like last year’s candy kiss that was done by Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee in the drama IRIS.

A representative of the drama stated, “In the drama, this kiss will save Lee Seung Gi who is injured and is at risk. Through watching this kiss scene, you will feel both excited and nervous at the same time.

Stay tuned to the drama’s premiere tonight!

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