August 20th, 2010

my one and only goddess

More photos from Nine Muses’ Elle Korea shoot



Last week, we shared the 1st round of photos from model-idols Nine Muses’ Elle Korea shoot.

Elle Korea has now revealed the rest of the pictures from the shoot, featuring the Nine Muses, who are currently active with their debut single No Playboy. The remaining photos that were released on the 19th showed more photos of the dancing muses.

Similar to the 1st round of photos, Nine Muses transformed into modern day goddesses. As expected from “model-idols”, they presented the image of sexy muses through their various facial expressions and professional poses. Check out the photos below!
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credits: blahblah by allkpop; photos from EtherealLimbo @ AngelicMelody (international forum of Nine Muses)
 

VIPS. WE SHALL NOW CELEBRATE.



Group Big Bang is set for comeback the later half of this year.

It is revealed that the earliest they will have their comeback in Korea is in October. They are set to released their 2nd album 2 years after their last album released in November 2008 with title song ‘Sunset Glow’.

YG Entertainment told MTStarNews on 20th August, “Big Bang will be releasing their new album coming October~November. We are looking at a full length album release.”

The YG rep also added, “Until now Big Bang member GDragon has participated in a way or another in the production of their albums. But for this Korean album, all the songs are produced by GDragon. This is the reason why it took so long to release this album.”

“GDragon has been spending time to work on Big Bang’s album even amidst Big Bang’s busy schedule promoting in Japan. But currently the album is about 80% done. We hope that fans will look forward to Big Bang’s new album.”

Meanwhile, Big Bang will be releasing their new Japanese single on 25th August.

S: star.mt.co.kr/stview.php
TRANS: sookyeong

in b4 U MEAN EARLY NEXT YEAR PAPA YG? 
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in 2011, the Marine Police is coming




TVXQ Hero Jaejoong will make his debut in the blockbuster drama “Poseidon”.
(T/N: Poseido is a popular Japanese movie)
First half of next year, Hero Jaejoong casted in the 20 episodes drama “Poseidon” (title to be confirmed) is positively under review.

The contract of his appearance will be confirmed next month, but it’s seems positive.
This first half of the year, Hero Jaejoong debuted as an actor in Japanese TV, but this is his first blockbuster drama debut in Korea.

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Next year, the 20 episodes drama “Poseidon” will be about the marine police in Korea.
H2O production said “This was done with the support of the Coast Guard. The script writters worked for months with the marine police and the special teams. The viewers will be impressed by the story of the characters full of humanity and who challenges life and make sacrifices through the pain.”

“Sad Sonata” PD Yoo CheolYoong and “All In” PD Oh SangWeon will work together on that project. “Iris” scriptwritter Jo Gyoo-won will be co-author. Kang JiHwan is also part of the cast.

source: newsen
trans by: Kenoa@sharingyoochun
credit: sharingyoochun.net

N/T: Needed to be confirmed.

Edit from SYC:  
Forget about the 9 episodes, it’s for all 20 episodes

MC Mong Taken In For Police Questioning

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MC Mong had a rough 13 hours recently, as he was held for police investigation regarding the allegations that he tried to dodge his mandatory military duties. He checked into a police criminal investigation center in Seoul at about 8 AM on August 19th with an accompanying lawyer, and wasn’t released until 8:50 PM that night. There were hordes of reporters awaiting him on his way out, although he simply ignored them and passed on through. It wasn’t just Mong that was in the hot seat as the entertainer’s manager was also taken in for questioning last week.

When asked about the details of Mong’s investigation, one related police officer replied that he wasn’t allowed to make any statements regarding the case.

The 31-year-old singer was exempt from his mandatory military service due to dental health issues. This legal mess arose over accusations earlier this year that Mong had some of his teeth unnecessarily removed to get out of serving his country. Mong’s representatives firmly stated that Mong was exempt for just reasons and that he did nothing that was against the law.

Source(s): KBS Global Kpop News & 1n2dfansubs.

I believe in your Mongie :(
don't leave my hyper heart alone {CL}

Rainbow's maknae Hyunyoung impresses netizens with live vocals



Rainbow's Maknae Jo Hyunyoung's past live radio video has become a topic between netizens. Around this month Jo Hyunyoung has sung Beyonce's 'If I Were A Boy' on 'May Bee's turn up the volume'.

Cuteness and sexiness at the same time, Jo Hyunyoung who calls herself 'Dizzy Maknae' has caught people's eyes with her powerful voice in a small physique.

The fans who saw the video posted comment such as "She has the best vocals since she is Rainbow's main vocal", "It is supernatural since she has a cute face which gives powerful vocals", "It is amazing how the maknae doesn't act like her on stages for 'A'.

Meanwhile, on the past 12th, Rainbow has revealed their new album with title song 'A' and has also released the song and music video. In one day, they have taken over the music sites and real time rankings.

Korean Source: Newsen
Translation: Seungeun Lee @ Prismatic7

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Lol @ some of the netizens' comments. But do check out the video, the girl has an amazing voice!

Ku Hye-sun reveals picture with T-MAX members



Multi-talented star Ku Hye-sun has given fans an update on her recent activities, revealing a photograph of herself with members of boy band T-Max.

Earlier today, Ku uploaded a photo on her official Twitter site (http://twitter.com//koohs) where she is seen sporting a shorter hairstyle and donning a shirt written T-MAX with the band's members Kim Jun and Shin Min-chul.

She added a comment saying, "I'm currently at the 'Boys Over Flowers' reunion in Japan. I'm going to play baseball wearing the T-MAX t-shirt that Jun gave me as a present. I think that I'll have to wear it on my way back to Korea too."

"Boys Over Flowers," originally a popular Japanese comic series, became a hit series when it first aired in Korea last January. The show drew in a huge audience in the neighboring Asian countries such as Japan, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

The cast members including Ku, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum and Kim Jun were invited for the "Boys Over Flowers" reunion which was held in Osaka two days ago and in Tokyo on August 21.

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Source: asiae

their friendship is so cute.
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Pre-debut pictures of Nana of After School, typical plastic surgery guesses



Past photos of After School’s Nana during her junior high school days have rampantly been spreading around the internet lately.

Nana’s current fresh and cute image is difficult to spot through these photos, and her skin tone looking a tad bit darker back then.

Netizens who have stumbled across these photos have commented:

“She changed a lot in the process of becoming a celebrity.”

“Is she the same person as now?”

Source: AKP

It looks like she got double eyelidsloljk and her jaw shaved to me.
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SE7EN, “The funniest member in YG Family is T.O.P!”



Se7en who came back with his new song “Better together”, chose BIG BANG T.O.P as the funniest member in YG Family.

He said, “I’m the best on TV shows but in fact, the funniest member in YG Family is T.O.P, not either Daesung or Seungri.” He also added, “He is the funniest, not in front of the camera. He is just so funny in private, just with us.”

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S:Asiae
Translated by & credit:HuisuYoon@21BANGS.com
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HyunA’s bare face during rehearsal garners interest

The bare face of HyunA from 4minute is garnering a lot of interest amongst the netizens and fans.

On August 19th, via an online community site, a photo of HyunA with the title “Performing with bare face during rehearsal” was unveiled.

As seen in the photo, HyunA is seen with a white tee and a really short pants, showcasing her natural beautiful face.

Netizens who have seen the photos replied back things such as, “4minute members are known to have beautiful bare faces, but it’s my first time seeing them perform without makeups,” “Having a bare face on stage really brings out a whole new charm of her,” “Very attractive,” and, “She looks better with her bare face.

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BONUS - Gayoon's sunglasses sponsor pix!
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Source: AKP & semi-fly @ soompi

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MBLAQ's filming in 'Seoul University' gets cancelled



It has been confirmed that the Mnet reality program "Kim Sooro's Special Class in an Elite University" has been canceled due to the protest of the students against the idol group MBLAQ entering Seoul University.

On the 20th, the office for the life sciences department of Seoul University had commented, "MBLAQ won't be filming. We have no idea what they are going to do about the part they had already filmed."

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S: NateNews
T: aoistars @ AbsoluteMBLAQ
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2NE1 hides new hairstyles at Etude's Pink Play Concert

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The girls of 2NE1 have been endorsing products for Korean cosmetics and skin care brand Etude House for some time now and earlier today the girls attended a special event for Etude. The event was titled Pink Play Concert and was held at the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel River Park in Seoul. Popular actor Lee Min Ho also made an appearance as he’s been a long time endorser for Etude House as well.

At the event, both 2NE1 and Lee Min Ho greeted the fans. 2NE1 performed their hit songs and participated in various games. With 2NE1 making their comeback on September 9th with To Anyone!, the girls sans Sandara Park visibly hid their new hairstyles for their pending comeback.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in and check out photos from the event below.

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K-pop idols also dominate TV, theater, and film



An analysis shows variety TV is key to an idol group’s popularity, after which many move to live theater and film.

Love them or hate them, idols today are the kings and queens of Korean entertainment, dominating not just the music world but, increasingly, television and film as well.

According to an analysis by the JoongAng Ilbo and Mnet Media, an entertainment company based in Seoul, these cutesy bubblegum divas exert an enormous influence on Korea’s entertainment industry.

The analysis followed the daily schedules of 11 major idol groups and concluded that variety TV programs (called yeneung in Korean) function as incubators, cueing the Korean public to the next big thing. On yeneung programs, idols show off their non-musical charms, dancing or doing impressions.

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Source: JoongAng Daily
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2AM and 2PM for a showdown with their bigmatch performance for Mnet 20′s Choice

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‘Sentimental idols’ 2AM and ‘beastly idols’ 2PM will come face to face in a showdown.

The 2 groups are set for a powerful big match performance for the upcoming Mnet 20′s Choice on 26th August. There has been great interests for the special stages lined up for Mnet 20′s Choice every year.

Through their special stages, 2AM will be shedding their usual ballad-dol image and attempting a different genre, while 2PM will be showing a strong appeal as beastly-dols.

Other than that, girlgroups who have came up with their unique fashion trends the early half of the year will be appearing again in this fashion trends ie Narsha will be sporting the see-through look, 4Minute the military look etc.

Meanwhile, the poll for the ‘Most Influential Star 20′ for Mnet 20′s Choice will be going on until 24th August on site Daum.

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4minute planning secret promotions in Thailand; record prune CF


It has been revealed recently that 4Minute have visited Thailand on a secret agenda.

The girls arrived in Thailand and stayed at the Dusit Thani Hotel for 3 days. While reasons were unknown, Thai 4nia followed the girls' every move, documenting that they had a photoshoot, recorded a CF for Scotch Prunes and did recordings at Moonstar Studios, leaving  on 19th August at night via Suwanabhumi airport.

Universal Music Thailand has made an effort to keep everything as low-profile and secretive as possible, leading many to wonder what could be happening. Many feel that a photobook is in the works.

The girls will be continuing promotions in Asia as they arrive in Taiwan on the 21st.

BONUS: HyunA cyworld update

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Source: kueensora @ 4-minute.com & wintersun @ soompi
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4Minute Chosen as Channel [V]'s Breakout Artist

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As the bright and startlingly spunky world of K-pop steadily takes over our music radar, Channel [V] wants you to keep an eye on our breakout artist this month: 4Minute! With previous hits such as “Hot Issue” and “Muzik” topping the charts, 4Minute are back again - bigger and better than ever with singles “HuH” and “I My Me Mine” catapulting the group to international fame and success.

Formed in 2009 under Cube Entertainment (a subsidiary of the prestigious JYP label), 4Minute was an instant success in Korea and in Japan with their first solo concert sparking a turnout of 4,000 fans. Having turned out one chart topping hit after the other, 4Minute is causing a commotion on the global stage as their unique beats and dance moves demand universal attention. The group, which is made up of five members: Jihyun, Gayoon, Jiyoon, Sohyun, Hyunah (who was previously a member of Wonder Girls and has recently been busting out some solo work), also recently released the theme tune for the Korean talent competition ‘Superstar K’.

With such smashing successes under their name, 4Minute is just getting started… so keep your eyes and ears peeled, who knows what’s next!

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Kara already flooded with Japanese CF love call, and DSP remains useless, among other news

With successful in Japan, Kara immediately received a lot of CF offers. Last 15 August Kara have returned home from promotion in Japan for their first debut single 'Mister', Kara is currently on the plan to make a comeback at the end of September with new album. Recording is underway and there are also upcoming plans for Jacket album shooting as well as music video shooting.

In addition, Kara's out of expectation CF love calls have been flooding in. Rather than from Korea, but CF shooting request from Japan. As soon as they (Kara) came back to Korea, proposals keep coming from Japan side in request for CF filming which makes the agency surprised. Already there have been contacts from apparels, cosmetics and beverages.

The agency reps revealed on 20 August, "As soon as we're back to Korea, there have been proposals from Japan side" "Be it images or activities/other promotions, we'll carefully think and take that into consideration". He added,"Kara's awareness in Japan is way more than our expectation. We didn't think it is possible for such a sudden rise."

Meanwhile KARA's first single 'Mister' was up at #5 on Japan's Oricon Weekly Chart. About 30,000 copies were sold which is Korean artist highest figure sales in Japan after BOA and TVXQ. In addition, on largest music site, Kara's Mister topping the iTunes Chart at #2 and maintained position 2-4, which made Japan's officials surprised.

Source: Newsen
Translated by aank1 @ Karaholic.
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Actress Miyama Karen blogs about KARA!
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Source: Blog
Translated by: melpOmeNe! @ Karaholic.com

Aya blogs about Kara
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source: blog
translated by karamaru @ Karaholic.com

Japan is obviously mesmerized by this (and yes Nicole is in the black tank top)
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Additional news, Kara is back to #10 in Oricon daily chart today. Source: Oricon Daily Chart
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Kang Ji Hwan, Song Seung Hun, Ji Sung and T.O.P attend Lotte duty-free shop opening



Today was the official store opening of the Lotte duty-free cosmetics and perfume stores in the Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal.

And it was a jam-packed scene all over the airport as the media, fans and curious tourists crowded around to get a glimpse of Kang Ji Hwan, Song Seung Hun, Ji Sung and T.O.P who were present for the store opening, together in one setting.

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lawd have mercy TOP looks like such a GQMF in hot pink.

Sources: AKP & iBigBang
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Welcome members to the famous/epik OMNTD Free For All (Omona does it like nobody does). This is a once a week post where you can post OT comments/questions along with ones that are relevant to the community. As well as make friends with your fellow OMNTD members.

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Say Hello to New 2NE1′s Stylist Duo

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This isn’t exactly news per say. But it’s definitely news to me. That the infamous Yanggeng aka Yang Seung Ho has enter the army quite awhile ago. And with his absence, Sexy Danny Lee, who is still around from time to time, has also decided to go back to London (my guess is to continue his studies). With that, 2NE1 have a new stylist duo. And they’re girls. Apparently, this transition was happening during April-Mayish. (Yet, I have no clue about it…and I call myself a fan :( )

In terms of styles, they are very much similar to the boys, but a bit more feminine. They’re friends and was probably recommended of the job by Yanggeng and Danny. With that said, I’m excited for the changes they’ll bring to 2NE1 new concept. We’ll surely miss Seungho and Danny, who has brought us so many unforgettable fashion. I”m sure CL-roo surely miss them miserably. You can check out their blog here  http://viva-h.blogspot.com/. The name of one of the stylist is Seo Han Young (she appears around 3:37 in the OnStyle interview).

 



sources: clbaddestfemale.wp / ygsecrets21@YT / ygladies

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gonna miss Yanggeng & Danny...sobs
but what you guys think?
i feel it's so much better that they get woman stylists cos they understand the ~woman body~ better...

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ZE:A organized free camp for fans



On August 20th, having received a lot of love for "Bad talk sad", ZE:A (Moon Junyoung, Siwan, Kevin, Hwang Kwanghee, Kim Taehun, Jung Heechul, Ha Minwoo, Park Hyungsik, Kim Dongjoon) went on a "one night, two days" camp to Kyeonggi-do with their fans.

ZE:A finished promoting their third single title song "Bad talk sad" two weeks ago. They prepared a special event for fans who supported them during the short time of their promotion - a trip called "ZE:A's camp".

Along with ZE:A, 200 female fans went with them on "one night, two days" trip. ZE:A members Kevin and Hyungsik personally called the final participants of the trip to show them ZE:A's "love for fans' once again.

Today at the camp, the fans and ZE:A members, divided into groups, ate lunch together and played various games. It was an event that brought them even closer to the fans. It was said that it brought them together even more than ZE:A's symbol, their pre-debut "wingcar" concerts.

In the meantime, ZE:A's Hwang Kwanghee is rapidly emerging as the "new variety idol" and Jung Heechul is working on his musical "Lunatic Dream Team".

On September 6th ZE:A's camp with fans will be broadcasted on 2nd episode of CMC "ShinShin Dangbu".

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Source: Newsen
Translation: Nashirah@EmpireChildren
Pics: EmpireChildren
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2pm's wooyoung touches a girl; the world continues to turn

 


On an upcoming episode of SBS Heroes, the entire cast, including 2PM, visited a local amusement park where the members went on ’secret dates’.

Due to the amusement park being so empty at the time, the stars were able to enjoy their ‘dates’ by riding thrilling rides without the worry of a rush of fans.

In the picture, 2PM’s Wooyoung can be seen with a look of nervousness as he holds onto T-ara Jiyeon’s hand tightly.

This episode will air on August 22nd.

source: allkpop

yeah, i'll be in that corner, crying with what's left of my KHUNYOUNG - oh yeah, that's right, there's NOTHING left!

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10Asia Interviews Lee Byung-hun about "I Saw the Devil"



The latest movie "I Saw the Devil" is not this year's best picture. However, it is certain that “Devil” is the year's most controversial picture. Throughout the movie there are many brutal scenes combined with director Kim Ji-woon's unique sense of humor, which has been receiving mixed reviews from the Korean film industry. Along with the results of the movie, one may wonder why actor Lee Byung-hun chose this project. Why would Lee, who has successfully made his debut into Hollywood, make a choice that is dangerous as a commercial film? 10Asia sat with Lee to ask him that question.

10: What is your thoughts on "I Saw the Devil?" I heard you were quite shocked after seeing the final production of the movie during the screening.
Lee Byung-hun (Lee): It's not to the point where I was shocked. (laugh) I did feel that it was different from when I had first read the scenario because the film doesn't reveal all of the cruelty and violence. I thought that this project was unlike any other revenge film and I felt this powerful strength from just reading the script. And then in the process of filming it, I thought, oh, this might turn out to be quite hardcore. I felt a bit burdened after the screening because I started to wonder how the audience had accepted the movie and I remembered the dark and serious atmosphere from set. I was in the waiting room with actor Choi Min-sik and director Kim after the screening and we didn't say a word to each other. Choi Min-sik said one thing to me though and it was "Hey, got a light?" (laugh)

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Source: 10Asia - 1, 2, 3
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Yoon Do-hyun to join hunt for Asian Spice Girls



Top Korean singer Yoon Do-hyun, main vocalist of rock band YB, has been chosen to represent Korea in an international panel of judges who are set to discover the Asian version of British girl band Spice Girls.

The search is part of an initiative launched by FarWest Entertainment, founder of British pop girl group Spice Girls, which aims to find, train and groom five talents from five countries to form a pan-Asian girl band, also known as the Asian Spice Girls.

The five countries include Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines and India and after shortlisting five girls from each country, they will fly into Hong Kong where they will compete against each other in several rounds of eliminations until only one finalist remains from each country.

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Source: Jessica Kim @ 10Asia