October 15th, 2010

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Who’s the fittest lady of them all? Girl groups, female soloists compete for title

On the upcoming episode of ‘Bouquet‘, female solo artists and girl group members will be competing against each other in order to prove who’s the fittest lady among them all. Up for grabs is the title of “Miss Stamina”!

Participating in the competition are the following contenders: 4minute, LPG, Chae Yeon, Hong Jin Young, Moon Ji Eun, Sori and Nine Muses. The ladies must score victories in a variety of events, including using nunchakus, chopping wood, playing basketball, hula hoops, jump rope and more.

In one hilarious instance, 4minute’s Sohyun wanted to prove her strength and attempted to give Kim Yong Man a piggyback ride but fell over due to the weight.

The episode is scheduled to air on the 17th.

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BEAST is the best time to FLY! [1st Concert Details]

[Announcement of BEAST’s 1st Concert

This is CUBE Entertainment.

On the upcoming date December 12, 2010 (Sunday) at 5:00PM, BEAST’s first concert ‘WELCOME TO BEATS AIRLINE’ will be held in the Seoul Olympic Stadium as the announcement for tickets was made through the interpark on the 14th.

For the fans who want to attend BEAST’s first concert ‘WELCOME TO BEAST AIRLINE’ may click the link below and after you have gone through the page regarding ticket purchase on the interpark, you may purchase your ticket in following directions.

Click here to see the interpark ticket purchase.

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Source: PLAYB2ST
Translation: seoulfood @ B2STRISING

i'm so excited for them even though i probably can't go and will miss potential pilot uniform cosplay ;-;

Krystal doesn't want no playboy (no no no no)

f(x)’s Krystal revealed on MBC’s “f(x) Koala” that she preferred a normal kind of love as opposed to a dramatic, movie-screen love.

While conversing with the members in Los Angeles, Krystal revealed, “I don’t like the kind of dating everyone dreams of in movies. I think normal is the best. The normal kind of dating.

Luna was shocked and asked, “You’re only 17 and already don’t have romantic fantasies?

As Sulli tried to persuade a response out of Krystal, Krystal turned the tables and teased, “I know who Sulli likes.” Everyone immediately tensed and waited for her response until she cheekily stated, “Me,” turning the recording set into an ocean of laughter.

Source: Star News
Translation: AKP
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Jay Park transformed into a handsome boxer for Allure

Jay Park did a photoshoot with the magazine, Allure Korea with a concept of ‘A Challenge towards Championship’. Jay Park, who transformed perfectly into a boxer with an aggressive look, heated up the set with his solid body comparable to that of a professional. Even the tiger trainer, who is infamous for being meticulous, half-joked and asked if he didn’t have any intentions to convert into a boxer, looking at Jay Park’s perfect body and extraordinarily athletic sense.

A staff member at Allure Korea said that he was surprised at Jay Park’s humbleness unlike a star and was impressed when he willingly carried the heaviest load to the fifth floor where there were no elevators.

Jay Park revealed his funny episodes from the Asian fanmeets and on the set of Hype Nation, as well as his honest passion about his music and dance.

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Co-Ed films Loving You MV

Co-Ed films for another music video 'Loving You' Which is a pop ballad song.

It has been announced that aside from "Bbiribbom Bberibbom", "loving you" music video will also be released on the 18th of October. Their agency said with "Loving you" this will showcase the member's singing skills.

They have already showed intense charisma with their debut track "Too Late", on "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" they showed a cute and youthful image while on "loving you" they will show a sad and more mature image.

They already had a 180 degree transformation from "too late" to "Bbiribbom Bberibbom", now they make another turn of transformation for "Loving You" MV.

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Se7en, Wonder Girls and more attend Dr. Dre Beats Pro launch party

The launch party for the new Beats Pro premium headphones under Beats By Dr. Dre / Monster Cable was held this evening at Club Eden, where several K-Pop stars showed up to add more glitz to the event.

Beats By Dr. Dre is a famous headphone/earphone brand created by American hip-hop artist Dr. Dre, offering exceptional sound quality at a premium and is highly coveted. Among famous K-pop artists who have been seen with them include Big Bang’s G-Dragon, 2NE1 and many more.

The launch party was held with a party concept in mind and stars who attended include Se7en, Wonder Girls’ Yeeun, Sunye, Yubin, San-E, Koo Jun Yup, DJ DOC’s Lee Ha Neul, Baekga, etc.

The sale of Beats By Dr. Dre in Korea will be supervised by Mnet, under CJ O Shopping.

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Source: allkpop (click for more pictures), Se7en's twitter
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where cray-cray korean antis come from

The intensity of the so-called "anti-fans" in Korea dates back to the beginning of the corporate-produced boy/girl bands in the late 1990s. Perhaps the most infamous case of anti-fans involves Gan Mi-Yeon, a member of a bygone girl group called Baby VOX. She was targeted with extra intensity because she was rumored to be dating a rather popular member of a boy band. In a recent interview, Gan said throughout 1999 she received scores of "fan mails" filled with razors, apparently so that she would hurt her hand as she opened them, along with pictures of her with her eyes taken out or letters written in blood.

Physical attacks against celebrities by anti-fans are relatively rare, but they do happen -- and this should be distinguished from a more common form of violence against celebrities, such as stalking or kidnapping for money. In 2000, Yoon Gye-Sang, a member of a boy band called G.O.D. (not kidding about the name of the band) received a soda injected with bleach. Yoon's mother drank it instead and had to be hospitalized.Similarly in 2006, U-know of Dongbangshinki received a soda injected with industrial glue and was hospitalized also.

Gan Mi-Yeon during her years at Baby VOX
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article source: ask a korean
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I feel like this is kind of stuff we already knew, but idk. I thought it might be worth posting anyway? Also.. are these tags ok?(:
[*SS501] sweet home
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holy fuck hold me - new SS501 album "not too far off"

Kim Hyun Joong. Kim Kyu Jong. Kim Hyung Jun. Park Jung Min. Acting.
Only main vocal Heo Young Saeng will fully concentrate on singer activities.

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as with everything SS501, I don't know how much faith we can put into this, but at least they're not with DSP anymore so we don't have to tack on 100 years to an expected release date, if there is one. how wonderful if SS501 could finally get their second album. at least we know the boys want it.

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“Heroes” members participate in themed photoshoots

The members of SBS’s “Heroes” embarked upon taking special photoshoots for part two of their episode.

The cast worked alongside big names like makeup artist Son Dae Shik, photographer Hong Jang Hyun, as well as editor and top stylist Park Man Hyun.

Usually, the girls show their under-dressed and often barefaced sides of themselves on the show. They completely stunned the staff on-set by transforming into stylish women, complete with perfect hair and makeup.

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Sunmi and Garyoon get into college!

Wonder Girls’ Sunmi has become Sunye’s college junior.

Sunmi, 4minute’s Gayoon, and model Kim Jiwon were admitted to Dongkook University for the 2011 school year as Theater majors. The three were in the top admissions out of a competition rate of 14.3:1.

Sunye is a 2nd year senior in the same program along with SNSD’s Yoona, who was admitted in 2010.

Sunmi concentrated on her studies after withdrawing from the Wonder Girls, while Gayoon challenged herself to focus hard despite her busy schedule.

Best of luck, everyone!

Julianne Moore
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'Dentist took 80 million won from MC Mong in return for keeping mum'

MBC-TV reported on Tuesday that a dentist confessed to having taken 80 million won [about $72,000] from entertainer MC Mong in return for keeping secrets about his intentional extraction of his teeth as a way to avoid military conscription.

The report came two days after the prosecution indicted the TV celebrity on suspicion of dodging mandatory military service by pulling out his healthy teeth.

But news reports said MC Mong's side denied the bribery allegation.
The Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office brought a charge against the singer and TV entertainer, whose real name is Shin Dong-hyun, that he had three health teeth intentionally extracted between 2004-2006 in order to receive exemption from the country’s military duty, Yonhap News reported.

The 31-year-old was first tested fit for the two-year service in 1998 but determined ineligible in a second qualification exam in 2007, which found him with defective masticatory functions. He was missing 11 cheek teeth when he received his military health check-up.

Source: The Korea Herald
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‘Mary Stayed Out All Night’ reveals music video demo version

Having revealed a series of teaser pictures for the new upcoming drama, “Mary Stayed Out All Night“, in the past week or so, the release of a music video demo version starring Jang Geun Suk, Moon Geun Young, Kim Jae Wook and Kim Hyo Jin has further raised anticipation.

This special video had been created for submission to the Tokyo International Film Festival and as a preview for sale to other content markets in the region and the world.

The video contains scenes like Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young holding hands and walking down a street like a couple, Jang Geun Suk playing the guitar for Moon Geun Young, and ultimately ending with all four leading characters walking happily down a street path.

The drama will premiere on November 8th through KBS2TV in the Mon-Tue time slot.

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Source: allkpop & nanami5876

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SM Town Live on the Billboard Chart

K-pop singers, actors and actresses from SM Entertainment perform at the “SM Town Live World Tour” concert in Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

A blockbuster concert by a group of K-pop singers from SM Entertainment a month ago earned the 10th ranking in the Billboard Boxcore chart, published on Oct. 9, the Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

SM Town Live Tour, which was featured on Sept. 12, brought 15,015 fans to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the United States, marking $1,101,582 of ticket sales.

The Boxcore chart took the following factors into consideration: overall popularity evaluated after overseas performances for the last three months, ticket sales and the size of audience recorded by performance promoters around the world.

SM Town toppled pop celebrities such as Shakira, Sting, Justin Bieber and Guns N’ Roses, who ranked 16th, 20th, 24th and 27th, respectively. It is surprising that artists officially ranked from 1-9 in the music chart have performed more than twice, while the SM Entertainment performed just once, an official from SM Entertainment stressed.

“It is very rare for K-pop singers to enter top 10. Through the landmark performance in Los Angeles, we saw would-be potentials for both SM and its artists,” an official from SM Entertainment said. At the stadium, a group of SM musicians such as Boa, Kangta, TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee appeared on the 9/12 music showcase, each showcasing their hit numbers. The SM Town Live Concert is slated for January in Tokyo, South Korea’s largest entertainment agency added.

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Sources: The Korea Herald, Star News

Co.ed will also promote "double titles."

Mixed 10-member group, Co.ed will promote "double titles."

On the 13th, A representative for Core Contents Media said, "Co.ed will be performing both 'Too Late' and their new follow-up single 'Bbiribbom Bbaeribbom' simultaneously at the broadcast of M!Countdown on the 21th. It will be two songs, a double title," he said.

Co.ed is currently promoting an electronic, intense sounding song, 'Too Late.' They'll be releasing another title track, which will be more unique, "Bbiribbom Bbaeribbom." They will be promoting both with activities as a 'double title.'

Co.ed finished filming their new MV for "Bbiribbom Bbaeribbom," which has a love-sick majestic cyborg concept. The music video is slated to be released on the 18th.

Previously, 2NE1 has done 3 title songs at once and 2AM is also planning to do a 'double title.'

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YouTube version of "Playful Kiss" to air starting November

Google Korea CEO and Managing Director Lee Won-jin (left) and Group 8 CEO Song Byung-joon shake hands at a press conference announcing the production of a YouTube version of TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at Google Korea's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on September 15, 2010. [Group 8]

Korean TV series "Playful Kiss" starring popular singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong will be turned into an online version which will show on video-sharing website YouTube starting November.

A press conference was held at Google Korea's headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday, announcing that the TV show's producer Group 8 and YouTube owner Google have agreed to create a YouTube version of the series originally based on Japanese comic "Itazura na Kiss."

The two parties explained that seven ten-minute long episodes, with the same cast and director from the TV show but with new or additional details, will be newly shot and distributed through an exclusive channel on YouTube, allowing viewers from across the world to watch the show.

"This is an innovative attempt through which a domestic drama broadcast on a public network will newly be produced into an online version, and it has significance in that it will diversify the channel through which video contents are distributed," Group 8 CEO Song Byung-joon remarked.

Starting early October, when the channel for the YouTube version of "Playful Kiss" opens, viewers will be able to submit entries for story idea contributions as well as take part in an event recruiting subtitle creators for the show from various country.

Directed by Hwang In-roi of "Goong" (MBC, 2006) and "The Return of the Iljimage" (MBC, 2009) fame, Kim and actress Jung So-min star in the TV show on air since early this month on major Korean broadcaster MBC.

Kim plays the role of Baek Sung-jo, the all-around Mr. Perfect-type character who ends up falling in love with a girl always getting into trouble, taken on by Jung.

While the original Japanese comic series has sold over 27 million copies in Japan and has been made into animation in Japan and a top-rated television drama in Taiwan, "Playful Kiss" was sold to 12 countries across the world ahead of its premiere.

source; 10asia

For this who are wondering, the official "Playful Kiss" YouTube channel is already open here: http://www.youtube.com/ytkiss
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JYJ states their BIG worry for the injunction, introducing something new to the korean monopoly

JYJ's side has retaliated against SM's exclusive contract suspension and album sales prohibition injunction that was filed to the Seoul District Courts on the 8th against JYJ's worldwide album 'The Beginning'.

SM accused the members of JYJ, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu, of signing onto an exclusive contract with CJeS Entertainment even though their exclusive contract with SM as not ended yet.

Following this, the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Arts Industry released an official notice to all broadcasting companies, label companies and online music distribution companies asking them to refrain from aiding JYJ in any way for the same reasons.

JYJ had a partial victory from their exclusive contract suspension injunction against SM Entertainment, but as their contract with the entertainment agency has not been ended yet, they would be in an illegal dual contract if they have signed an exclusive contract with CJeS Entertainment.

However, JYJ representatives stated, "JYJ have not signed an exclusive contract with CJeS contrary to what SM and the KFPCAI are insisting," and "CJeS is merely in charge of management that provides a route for domestic activities."

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Source: [Today Korea+DNBN]
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Hyoyeon and Min were bffles back in the day

SNSD's Hyoyeon and Miss A's Min have been found to have been best friends back while they were both trainees, with new photos of them surfacing. It seems that the two were brought together because of their love of dance.

A fan community's bulletin board recently reveled the pictures with the affectionate title "Miss A Min + SNSD Hyoyeon: True Best Friends." Hyoyeon and Min met at dance classes, and were able to bond over dancing, and then quickly became very close friends. Despite the distance now, they still are quite close and enjoy spending time together.

In the pictures, dressed in tracksuits and comfortable clothes, the two girls' cute style and v-line faces are accent.

Netizens showed a variety of responses: "it's great that they're friends even in unexpected connections", "Is this really Hyoyeon and Min?" "They've both come a long way since then," "once you've seen these, how could you not know they were friends?"

Source: My StarNews; translation: myself

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Heechul appears in California newspaper

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Last week we were the first to report about Super Junior member Kim Hee Chul as the top trending topic on popular micro blogging site twitter. Well, the story has picked up some steam across the internet and now a newspaper in California has written about this in the actual print edition.

The newspaper is The San Bernadino County Sun and the article is the AP (Associated Press) release about the Heechul story. You can read the full AP article below:Collapse )

Source: akp

they could have used a better/more recent picture lol. ngl I kind of wanna copy of this.
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T-ara’s Soyeon and Supreme Team’s E-Sens dating

It has recently been revealed that T-ara’s Soyeon and Supreme Team’s E-Sens are currently dating.

Due to their tight schedules, even those closest to them had no clue of their relationship, as some of the dates were said to be online chats. Even if they did meet, they were said to have surrounded themselves with many other musicians in order to create a safety barrier. However, with recent accounts of them dating being found amongst industry representatives, it has been revealed that the two began their relationship being musicians of the same age.

One representative revealed, “Whenever Soyeon was tired from her busy schedule during her spring promotion cycle, E-Sens would be by her side and console her. Being in the same profession made their relationship that much more understanding. Soyeon is busy preparing for T-ara's album so it is hard for them to meet lately, but they’re definitely dependable to one another.”

T-ara’s agency representative stated, “They are very close but we haven’t heard about an official relationship yet. We believe that if two adults come together to date, it should be something worth congratulating.”

Supreme Team’s agency stated, “Since it is his private life, we did not know. We know that the two are extremely close.”

Soyeon is currently rehearsing for her big screen debut through “Don’t Cry Mommy” while E-Sens is earning much popularity through Supreme Team’s latest tracks, “Then Then Then” and “Why.”


YG Entertainment to hold “2010 YG FAMILY CONCERT”

YG Entertainment has got some exciting news for ya’ll! The YG Family will be coming together to perform a special two-day concert at the end of their year for their devoted fans. An official statement from the crew reveals, ”We will be holding the ‘2010 YG FAMILY CONCERT‘ on December 4th and 5th at the Seoul Olympic athletic stadium.”
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Source: AKP
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When the pressure is on, men pop the question

Kim Yong-wook, right, proposes to his girlfriend Kim Go-eun, at Ars Hall, located in Seokchon-dong, on Oct. 3. The couple will tie the knot this Saturday. As is the norm in Korea, Yong-wook did not propose to his girlfriend until after they arranged the wedding. Kim said he wanted to satisfy his girlfriend’s dream of getting a romantic proposal.

Proposal market booms in a culture where proposals come late - sometimes never

The curtain is up and the spotlight is on. An actor and actress appear on a small stage - but there are only two people in the audience.

The play, a run-of-the-mill love story, is centered on a high school girl who has a crush on a boy who joins the same club.

The play is neither a masterpiece nor a tearjerker, but a woman is constantly drying tears from her eyes while watching the 15-minute play in a small hall in Seokchon-dong, eastern Seoul. The man next to her puts his arm around his lover to ease the sobbing.

As the play draws to a close, the man leaves his seat. Next, a series of romantic pictures and a long love letter are projected onto a huge screen.

The letter ends with “Will you marry me?” (written in English) and the man suddenly appears on stage holding a bouquet of roses in one hand and a microphone in the other.

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Source: Sung So-young @ JoongAng Daily


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.

Friday FFA will be posted at approximately 4 pm Vancouver time. Need help?

NEW RULE: Because the spam is preventing some people from taking part in ffa we ask that you post only 1 .gif per comment to cut down on the load time of each page and spread everything out a bit more. Thank you.

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The Short Leader of Girls' Generation Is The Most Memorable Student of SM Academy

SM Academy(Also known as Starlight Academy previously) is the academy for aspiring entertainers in K-entertainment. It is owned by SM but it is ran as a separate entity and enrolling in the academy does not give you any advantage to become an SM trainee(The academy does give its outstanding students opportunities to participate in some internal SM events like showcases).

The president of SM Academy Lee Solim, was asked who was her most memorable student over the years.


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In case you're wondering, yes that's Tiffany up there next to Taeyeon. First year living together...<3
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Hackers in China steal S.Korean secrets: Seoul

Hackers in China have stolen secrets on South Korea's defence and foreign affairs by using bogus emails claiming to come from Seoul officials and diplomats, the intelligence agency said Friday.

The National Intelligence Service uncovered the hacking early this year and warned government offices about the danger of such emails, a spokesman told AFP.

Hackers sent emails in the names of South Korean diplomats, presidential aides and other people familiar to Seoul officials.

Attached files containing viruses were disguised as important documents, such as analyses on North Korea's economy.

When a recipient clicked on the attachment, the virus started downloading documents in his or her computer, the spokesman said.

Lawmaker Lee Jung-Hyun of the ruling Grand National Party told parliament Thursday that a "considerable volume of classified documents" was feared to have been leaked from the defence ministry and the foreign ministry.

The foreign ministry said it had asked overseas diplomatic missions to be extra alert to such hacking attempts.

The South's intelligence service in June investigated a major "distributed denial of service" cyber attack on the main government website by hackers traced to China.

The security ministry said at the time its cyber security team had been on alert for such attacks as tensions rose with North Korea.

The South's spy chief blamed North Korea for cyber attacks from China-based servers that briefly crippled US and South Korean government and commercial websites in July 2009. US officials were uncertain of the origin.

Seoul military officials say the North has an army unit of elite hackers.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

South Korea also has highest botnet infection rate