November 18th, 2010

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N.Korea's heir apparent sacks officials

Korea's young heir apparent has launched a purge of senior party and military officials in an apparent attempt to cement his grip on power, a North Korean defectors' group said Wednesday.

Pyongyang this month began a crackdown on senior officials suspected of corruption, starting in Musan county in the northeastern province of North Hamkyong, said the Seoul-based North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity.

A spokesman said the information came from North Korean sources whom he described as senior party officials closely connected with the investigation.

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Source: channel news asia
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SDN48 invade Cube just to meet 4minute

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A special meeting occurred between girl groups 4minute and SDN48 on November 17th.

The two teams first met after SDN48 visited Korea for the first time in order to promote their new album track, “GAGAGA.” The 12 member Japanese girl group went to 4minute’s agency, Cube Entertainment, immediately after arriving in Korea. Over eight media representatives were present, showing much interest in the meeting between the two girl groups.

4minute personally followed the choreography for SDN48’s “GAGAGA”, and showed off their friendship by encouraging and supporting one another. Since the 4minute members are currently undergoing intense Japanese studies, they were able to freely converse with the SDN48 members, maintaining a lively and fun environment.

SDN48 will be releasing their official debut album in both Korea and Japan on the 24th, while 4minute continues their third single promotions for “First.”

Dr. Who - Lost

KARA officially jumps off the sinking ship that is 2010 MAMAS

Is anyone actually attending this year’s MAMAs 2010?

The Mnet Asian Music Awards began to run into trouble this year starting with their controversial move from Korea to Macau.

Korean broadcast companies such as SBS, KBS and MBC argued the move saying that artists would have to choose between the MAMAs or their Korean end of the year show because of the timing.

DSP Entertainment says that KARA’s busy schedule is keeping the group from attending both the 2010 MAMAs as well as the 2010 Melon Music Awards.

All of the other artists have also cited busy schedules as their reason for pulling out.

Here’s the full list of artists who will not be attending.
SM Entertainment
Super Junior
Girls Generation

J.Tune Entertainment


Pledis Entertainment

After School
Son Dambi

Core Contents Media


DSP Entertainment




FNC Music

CN Blue

Source: Newsen, MTVK

kara bbs are too busy to play at these awards.
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[Cyworld interview] The original idols Shinhwa: The return of Shin Hyesung and Eric!

Although activities are important for groups
The teamwork between members is most important
Always talking things out and solving problems
Is how the team can keep on going for a long time

Hello to all the Cyworld members!

Hi everyone I’m Shin Hyesung. I’m releasing my digital single after such a long time,
And all of us are really happy about it. Though the weather’s turning colder, I hope everyone will have a warm winter while listening to my song.

Hello to all the Cyworld members, I’m Eric. It’s been a long time since I greeted everyone, glad to see you again.
The weather has turned a lot colder, I hope everyone will take care not to catch a cold and take care of your health.


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Credits: Cyworld + Absolut Shinhwa 1
  2  3 + Choi Jae Hwan’s me2day

Outsider renews contract before enlisting

Speed rapper Outsider, who’s set to begin his army duties this coming December, has locked down a special loyalty pact with MC Sniper’s entertainment company, Sniper Sound.

Outsider will be enlisting on December 21st as an active soldier, and even though he will be absent for two years, the rapper was not hesitant in renewing his contract with the agency.

“Aside from the more formal relationship between Outsider and MC Sniper, the two have a very close brotherly relationship, which is why they believed it didn’t matter that Outsider was entering the army when they renewed his contract. Other artists in the company, such as Bae Chi Gi and Illinit, all believe that loyalty comes first,” said a representative of Sniper Sound.

Meanwhile, Outsider will be holding his final two-day concert for his third album, ‘Protagonist‘, on December 10th and 11th.

source @ osen, translation @ allkpop

Plastic God, Chun2 & flawless Prince Gremlin wish fans luck on entrance exams

Original: 내일 수능시험 보시는 여러분~♡ 내일만을 위해 그동안 열심히 준비하셨으니까 좋은컨디션으로 차근차근 잘 치르세요~ 수능 화이팅!! ZE:A[제국의아이들] 화이팅! 아자아자 화이팅!!♡ 원하시는 대학 꼭 합격하실수 있게 응원합니다.

Translation: Those who are taking the test tomorrow~♡ Because of tomorrow’s test, you have been working very hard, preparing yourself in the best condition. SAT fighting!! ZE:A[Children of Empire] fighting! AJA AJA Fighting!!♡ Wish that everybody will get to university/college.

Sources: ZE:A's Yozm, ryeoryn @ youtube


Younha sings "Time in Heaven" for "Pikachu the Movie" OST

Younha has released a special song for the "Pikachu the Movie" original soundtrack. The song is titled "Time in Heaven" and the song has a very sweet melody that is shown very well by Younha's vocals.

The music video features various scenes from the latest Pokemon movie, "Zoroark: Master of Illusions". At the end of the music video, Younha is seen with a giant adorable Pikachu.

Watch the music video below! What do you think of the song?

source; koreaboo + BESTofASIAN@yt

C.N Blue at Syle Icon Awards

On November 17th, CNBLUE graced the Red Carpet at CJ E&M Canter in Sangam-dong, Seoul and attended the 2010 O’live Style Icon Awards. The award show was broad casted live in Korea and several other Asian countries via cable channels tvN and Star World.

CNBLUE walked away with an award last night. All four of the members gave short thank you speech upon receiving the New Style Icon – Singer award. Shortly after, they accompanied actress Lee Yoon Ji in a special performance to promote a dog adoption campaign. Yonghwa and Jonghyun were on acoustic guitars, Jungshin with bass and Minhyuk on conga and bongo drums. They performed Love Light, I Will and All You Need Is Love respectively.

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sources: znaibambiz, yongseobang, cnbluestorm
Jaejoong = Watches You Sleep

JYJ Twitter Catchup; So much fail, so little time

I fail to keep up with tweets thus Massive Catch up; oldest to newest
Mir gets sadface over Joe's snot
(Mir) @mjjeje Hyung, I heard you've caught a cold ㅠㅠ;;? (1:01am KST)
(Jaejoong) @BangMir Because of this cold, it's so hard for me to sing. How's Korea? (1:04am KST)
(Mir) @mjjeje Korea is diligently developing, hyung~+_+keke (1:44am KST)
(Jaejoong) @BangMir I'm going to bed now because I've been feeling jet-lagged. Goodnight~^^ Take good care of Korea for me (1:46am KST)

Yoochun is a lazy bastard as per usual
(Yoochun) Ah!!!! I'm gonna go back to sleep!!^^ I'll sleep just a little longer!! I feel sleepy (3:19am KST)

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My fail commentary is fail this time, srry gaiz. D: Oh, also left out the Yoo trying to leave Twitter bit since it was posted.
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NARSHA // lady crimson

Adam Couple are irreversible and tango the night away

With “We Got Married” being pre-empted last Saturday for the Asian Games broadcast, fans were left without an episode to watch once again in 2010.

But fans can cheer up a little now, especially for those who follow the Adam couple of Jo Kwon and Ga-In, as MBC has released a new unreleased clip of Ga-In teaching Jo Kwon the dance steps of her debut single, “Irreversible.” It’s pretty hilarious even though it’s without subtitles.

Also check out unseen footage of the Khuntoria or Yongseo couples if you haven’t yet.

I understood none of that but I lol'd anyway. And idk but when Kwon was on the ground looking up at GaIn I WAS KINDA EXPECTING A RECREATION OF THIS FROM THE MV.

source allkpop, inest520 at youtube

2NE1 to end promotion on MUCORE; end of 2NE1tv - shall fade into oblivion for another year

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2NE1 will be ending their promotions on the November 20th broadcast of MBC’s ’Music Core‘.
2NE1 made their comeback on September 12th via ‘Inkigayo‘, through which they kicked off their promotional activities for ‘To Anyone’. Over the past 2 months, the ladies have broken many records and nabbed numerous awards for their songs, “Go Away“, “Clap Your Hands“, and “Can’t Nobody“.
Although their last performance will be on ‘Music Core’, 2NE1 will still perform these beloved songs at the ‘2010 MAMA‘, held on November 28th at the Venetian Resort in Macau. The girls will also participate in the ‘2010 YG Family Concert‘ for December 4th and 5th.

We’re sad to see these promotions end, but at the same time, we can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleeves for us next!

under the cut;;

- final ep 2ne1tv
- *exclusive* photo feat 2 sexy men. no - i promise it's not JS

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source (s) : AKP / Osen / 2NE1@YT

Ps. watch the final episode - it's hilarious!

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F.T Island ~ ma boys

FT Island Ranked 6th On Oricon Daily Chart

Popular idol band, FT Island’s 3rd Japanese single “So today…” which was released earlier on the 17th, ranked 6th on the Oricon Daily Chart.

FT Island’s new single was ranked 6th on the Oricon Daily Chart yesterday amongst other top class singers’ new releases. Their outstanding results were by no means inferior to that of the 1st position.

In fact, the chart rankings on the same day had KAT-TUN’s “Change Ur World” on the 1st position, followed by SKE48, Kobukuro, AAA and Morning Musume, taking the 2nd to 5th positions respectively.

KAT-TUN, Kobukuro and other singers are known to be the top chart killers. It is indeed incredible for a band, and not a dance group to top the 6th position in the chart.

On the other hand, with FT Island’s 3rd single taking the 6th position, they now have a record of all their singles ranking top 10 in the Oricon charts.

Sources: The Star + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)

Congrats boys!
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On the set of "KBS Drama Special: Pianist" (Featuring SHINee's Minho)

"200 SHINee fans follow us around so it’s really hard to shoot the drama.” Well, 200 may be an exaggeration. But then again, of course there will be fans wherever Minho goes. That is why we expected the set of “KBS Drama Special: Pianist” to be somewhat hectic but luckily, the Eulwangri Beach in the Jung-gu district of Incheon, where the shoot was well under way, was peaceful. It may have been because his female fans were tied down at school with filming taking place on a weekday afternoon. Instead, it was middle-aged women who got to enjoy the sight in front of their eyes while blurting out remarks such as “I might freeze to death while taking these photos” or “My, isn’t he handsome” while pressing down on the shutter of their cameras. And as if she had already become used to it, actress Han Ji-hye silently kept her eyes fixed on the sandy beach, repeatedly drawing and erasing two circles with a twig while Minho gazed at her intently.

After several such attempts, what gets completed is the infinite sign (∞). In-sa (Han Ji-hye), who early into her life gave up on the dream of becoming a pianist and is a part-time instructor, says to aspiring pianist yet piano tuner Je-ro (Minho), “This is the infinite sign. It’s the same as your name. You’re living a special life, Je-ro.” And the moment that picture which looks like it will so easily get washed away by the waves takes place in Je-ro’s heart, the two’s relationship deepens. In that sense, the beach has special meaning for Minho who is making his acting debut through the last episode of KBS’ single-episode series. After the two characters meet by chance, Insa starts to smile again and Je-ro heads closer to achieving his dream. “Pianist” will air at 11:15 p.m. on November 27.

Source: 10asia

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how depressing.

Kang Dong-won entered army training center today. Sandara, Taeyeon, etc etc should forget about him

Actor Kang Dong-won goes to Chungchungnam-do Nonsan training facility.

Kang Dong-won who got 4th grade during the body check for the conscription, didn't reveal his entering date. He said, “I don't want any attention since I'm not going to army as a regular soldier.”

To his unclear statement, there was a famous rumor that he will be entering into the training facility on the 18th, when VOS Choi Hyeon-joon and talent Ko Joo-won enters. To this rumor, Kang Dong-won's company said, “Please let me enter quietly.”

To this situation, an army recruit training center said, “Kang Dong-won enters today. To avoid any traffic jam, we will carry stars in a separate bus. Kang Dong-won didn't even want any interview. It is only to avoid any accident and convenient event flow, not because of they are stars or anything.”

Kang Dong-won got 4th grade due to his habitual shoulder dislocation and will work as a public service worker after a 4 week-long basic training.

Source: Nate

He went secretly. ICWUDT. There goes my chance to see him irl FML
。together → gaelio/ein


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SM Entertainment has announced that they will be putting out a ballad project group called SM THE BALLAD with Super Junior's Kyuhyun, SHINee's Jonghyun, the TRAX's Jay and a rookie Jino. Jino has been training for two years to perform with the three veterans.

Their album will come out on the 26th with the title song "I miss you so much." Are you looking forward to the album?

joins & kboo

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[Hallyu] Move over girls, the boys are back!

Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong

It seems like only yesterday that young, handsome and talented male singers and actors paved the path for local television programs to debut overseas. The word ``hallyu’’ has become a household term in so many Asian countries, including Japan, China and Thailand, and the torch has been passed to yet another group of talented stars, particularly K-pop girl groups. Just when fans may have thought the pretty girls have captivated Asia, the boys, both old and new, have jumped right back into the picture, but on a more diverse scale.

The females take over…

Currently, girl groups are doing a good job in continuing the hallyu craze. Some local press are even calling it the ``second phase of hallyu,’’ and the groups have music chart success, concerts and television shows to prove it.

Girls’ Generation’s popular number ``Gee’’ hit second spot in Japan’s weekly Oricon chart last week, the first non-Japanese Asian group to do so and the second foreign female group in 30 years. Girl groups Kara, 4Minute and Brown Eyed Girls have also wowed fans with their distinctive styles and tunes, which was quite surprising since the Japanese music industry was what the local music business benchmarked in the past years.

Another factor for the girl group craze is that it is happening simultaneously. In the past, when the hallyu was mainly based on the TV dramas, it took some time for foreign fans to watch and actually appreciate the soaps due to language and shipping issues. Nowadays, however, it’s possible to watch, listen and enjoy songs and dramas of their favorite stars, thanks to devoted fans and the Internet.

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Source: Han Sang-hee @ The Korea Times
。together → gaelio/ein

GaIn wears Jokwon's glasses, they must be fuc--OH WAIT THEY ALREADY ARE

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Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In has demonstrated that glasses are still quite the chic accessory through her latest blog entry.

On November 19th, Ga-In posted a picture on her Cyworld Minihompi of herself wearing round glasses with leopard-print rims. She wrote, ‘Glasses really don’t fit me. But sometimes I have an urge to wear them.‘

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sources: star news | ga-in's cyworld (no link-back) | akp

Not the same glasses though lol. Star News & akp fail.

Song Joong Ki shows his true self for “Allure”

Actor Song Joong Ki has taken off his traditional hanbok wear and has returned as a cold city man for beauty and life magazine, “Allure.”

His photo shoot for the issue features a variety of image concepts that stand in stark contrast against his usual “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” look. In the interview accompanying the photo shoot, he revealed some of his passion and future plans regarding his acting.

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sources: nate via akp

Some positive Mnet MAMA news

Hip hop artist Tiger JK will be collaborating with global artists for the ‘2010 MAMA‘ (Mnet Asian Music Awards), to be held on November 28th in Macau.

Special invites were extended to his rapper friends in America, the Philippines, and Japan to create a special stage promoting global music.

Tiger JK commented, “No matter what music you do, you will never advance if you’re forever trapped in a small pond. To have an Asian music awards ceremony such as MAMA introducing music from all parts of Asia, and showing interest in one another is very welcoming to me as an artist.”

Representatives of MAMA added, “The majority of Korean music introduced to the rest of Asia consists of idol dance music. We hope that Tiger JK’s stage will give us the opportunity to promote a variety of genres. The stage itself will be extremely large-scale and will break the standards of hip hop.”

The stars invited for this year’s special MAMA stage include Stylistic Jones from America, ZEEBRA from Japan, and Roscoe Umali from the Philippines. The three all collaborated with Tiger JK frequently, and created a deep music-based friendship.

The song they will be performing is also being produced by a famous Japanese producer, Fantastic Plastic Machine (FPM). Regarding his participation in MAMA, FPM stated, “I love the meaning behind being able to collaborate with different countries all over Asia. This is a stage I am highly anticipating.”

S: nateakp