November 19th, 2010

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Historical First! 2pm Monopolizes Chaku-Movie TOP5



On the 24th, Korean 6-member male group, 2PM, will have their Japanese debut. On the Chaku Incoming Movie chart for November 17th, they monopolized spots 1 through 5.

It’s a historical first for an artist to monopolize the top 5 spots before they have even debuted. It’s also the first time they have came in 1st. The 5 songs are the music videos of songs like “Without U” and “Heartbreak” from their Japanese debut DVD “Hottest~2PM 1st MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION & History”, released on the 24th. Mobile distribution began on the 17th.

Wooyoung (21) commented, “I’m happy that Japanese people have an interest in us. I get more and more excited every day.” By the way, spots 6 and 7 are taken by KARA and spot 10 is taken by SNSD. The Chaku-Movie chart has been snatched by K-POP groups.

[Note: Chaku, are things you download for your phone. Chaku-Uta = ringtone, so these are basically movies you download with your phone.]

Translated by: gator_yoong
Source: Sanspo
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The Prince Reaches #1 On All Music Charts

Shin Hyesung's "Hello and Goodbye" Hits #1 As Soon As It Was Released

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Singer Shin Hyesung's new digital single was ranked #1 on all real time music charts. It's history and power.

Hyesung's new digital single "Hello and Goodbye" was released on November 18. As soon as it was released on music portals (including real time music charts) it was ranked as #1, proving his popularity.

"Hello and Goodbye" features Eric's rap and Nam Gyu Ri, making it a spectacular song which received a lot of attention prior to the release. Following, Shin Hyesung's unique sweet voice, to create a medium tempo ballad with melody and harmony.

In particular, Hyesung's new song ranking at #1 is even more remarkable because he surpassed 2AM, Girl's Generation, KARA, and the new super K-Stars, young idol groups that always dominate the charts.

In addition, Hyesung will hold concerts on December 4-5 2010, which were sold out in less than 10 minutes, which set another record to flaunt and proves once again his popularity. In January of 2011 Hyesung will release his 4th album, which have the anticipation of the fans growing.

Hyesung's agency stated "Shin Hyesung will release a new album in January of next year, so having this new single rank at #1 is very encouraging. Hyesung, Eric, and Nam Gyu Ri's collaboration on the new song captued the interest and have appeal a more diverse fan audience."

Meanwhile, Hyesung's up coming concert titled "Close to You" will be held at the Ax-Korea on December 4th and 5th at 6pm and 7pm respectively.


Source: rubylovefaith@shinhwa.biz

SHAKING AND CRYING RIGHT NOW. I'M SO HAPPY FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!! ♥

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2NE1’s Minzy shows off her photography skills

Recently, 2NE1’s Minzy showed off her photography skills to her me2DAY friends.
Minzy uploaded pictures of her fellow 2NE1 members with this note: ‘Everyone knows that I love taking pictures, right? I secretly took pictures of the other members… !! I’ll take this chance to show you some of these photos.

Minzy’s me2DAY friends commented on these sneaky pictures, saying, ‘It’s not easy to take good pictures indoors. You did really well!! You’re amazing~’ and ‘You’re a photographer!! You can do this when you finish your career as a singer.. They came out great.”

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Source: AKP
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8th Korea Film Awards: fashunz winners and losers



Ajusshi was nominated in 11 categories and won in seven, including acting awards for both its leads, Won Bin and Kim Sae-ron. Meanwhile, Poetry won three, two of which were the top honors of the night, Best Picture and Director.

WINNERS LIST

Best Picture: Poetry
Director Award: Lee Chang-dong (Poetry)
Actor Award: Won Bin (Ajusshi)
Actress Award: Seo Young-hee (Bedevilled)
Supporting Actor Award: Yoo Hae-jin (Moss)
Supporting Actress Award: Yoon Yeo-jung (Housemaid)
New Actor Award: Song Sae-byuk (Bang-ja Chronicle)
New Actress Award: Kim Sae-ron (Ajusshi)
New Director Award: Jang Chul-soo (Bedevilled)
Screenplay Award: Lee Chang-dong (Poetry)

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Source: Arts News
Via: dramabeans

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I see what you did there!! onew

The only relevent Sunbea is coming to town..



Kim Hyun Joong, THEFACESHOP's spokesperson is making his Asia Tour this December.

Abundant of suprises awaits you upon his arrival, fabulous autographed merchandize are up for grabs!

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Sorry Mods, this is my first post(2nd attempt).
Not a big fan, but since Malaysia is getting a pittance of anything Kpop and Hallyu, I thought people should know about this.


Source: www.thefaceshop.net.my/
Multiple Malaysian Newspapers
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not sure if big bang will attend mama



Big Bang’s decision of whether they’re going to be attending MAMA, which will be held in Macau on the 28th, has gained attention from many people.

In this year’s MAMA, 2NE1, Gummy and other YG artists are attending this event, but because Big Bang took a 2 year break, it has not yet been decided whether they will be boarding the plane to Macau.

First, it does seem like some of the members of Big Bang are eligible to attend. G-Dragon is one of the nominees for Award of the Year. T.O.P. and Taeyang have been active due to their solo albums.

The only thing is that because Big Bang as a group haven’t been active, not all of the members will be able to stand on stage.

Mnet and YG Entertainment have not revealed on what they’re planning to do yet. MAMA staff is currently busy trying to fit all the artists, who are attending, in their schedule and are deciding whether or not to put Big Bang in their schedule.

On November of 2008, Big Bang came out with their 2nd album containing the song, Red Sunset and afterwards have taken a long break. With the news of their comeback, the fans are starting to get excited.

Via: 21bangs

lmao mnet is deciding if they want Big Bang there? How about you take whatever you can get.
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South Korea: Policy of engagement with North is a failure


N. Korean soldier (right) looks at a S. Korean soldier in September at the border village of Panmunjom

South Korea has denounced a policy that called for a peaceful engagement with North Korea as a failure.

An annual white paper published by Seoul's Ministry of Unification slammed the decade-long engagement policy, which cost South Korea $4.5 billion.

The policy did not change North Korea's "perverse" policies, the report said Wednesday.
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Source: cnn
[Super Junior] SiHan - Forever together.

Hankyung’s controversial CF was originally in Mandarin

 

Former Super Junior member Hankyung has been embroiled in a controversy over a video game commercial for the Chinese MMORPG, Tian Xia 2.

The controversy first arose when news of Hankyung’s acting in a particular Chinese CF surfaced. Netizens immediately felt that the CF was degrading to Koreans, as a woman depicted to be a Korean shouts in Korean at Hankyung, “Hey, hey, wake up. Do you think this is your concert? Are you going to move aside or not? Screw off if you’re not.” Hankyung then transforms into a game character and attacks the woman, leading many to feel that the CF is a reflection on Hankyung’s personal feelings. It also didn’t help matters that Tian Xia 2 recently beat Korea’s own mega popular MMORPG Aion from NCSoft for best visuals in a research conducted by IPSOS Group.

Well, it’s been recently revealed to us through numerous emails via tips that the original CF was recorded fully in Mandarin and the lady is actually Chinese and not Korean.

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Source: Allkpop and ChinaHanGengBar for the videos.



And there ya go folks.
The truth.

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Big Bang in yo face post! (aka Your #1 source for no news about their comeback)

T.O.P gets a me2day and will surely use it only to post pics of useless shit like new gadgets and those expensive lego bear things that he jizzes himself over so much.

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Some more pics of Captain G-Sparrow looking awkward (and fine as hale) for G-Market:

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New video of Big Bang feeding each other their Marvelous Cream:

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G-Dragon and Taeyang choke Se7en's chicken:

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Source for all: BigBangUpdates: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
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Speculation on H.O.T reunion denied by their agencies


Will H.O.T. be reuniting? Several of its former members have stoked the rumors by acknowledging that it's a possibility. However, their respective entertainment agencies say there are no concrete plans for a reunion.

SM Entertainment, which managed H.O.T. until the group disbanded in 2001, still continues to represent former member Kangta. An official from the agency said, "We have heard that the members have met and discussed about the group's reunion, but there are no concrete plans as of right now."

Representatives for two other former members also denied reports. TN Entertainment, which represents Tony An, confirmed that there are no set details for a reunion. A representative for Jang Woo Hyuk went one step further, stating that Jang had never mentioned anything about a reunion.

H.O.T dominated the music scene in 1996 with their hit songs “Candy,” “Full of Happiness” and “Hope.”

The five-member boy band, also composed of Lee Jae-won and Moon Hee-jun, disbanded in 2001 after which Tony An, Jang Woo-hyuk and Lee Jae-won formed a trio under the name JTL but broke up when the bandmates sought solo careers.

Credit: Soompi and KoreanUpdates


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Song Joong Ki and Seo Hyo Rim bid a tearful goodbye to “Music Bank”



The two MCs for KBS 2TV’s “Music Bank“, Song Joong Ki and Seo Hyo Rim, revealed their thoughts on leaving the show. They first joined the show in August of 2009, and participated in their final live broadcast of “Music Bank” on the evening of November 19th.

Right before their final broadcast, the two told reporters, “We realized that a lot of time had passed.” Song Joong Ki added, “I have a feeling Hyo Rim will cry on the show.” Seo Hyo Rim rejected the claim by asserting that she would not be crying, but eventually did end up crying on the show.

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sources: nate + akp + UnknownCarrot170

"Iris: The Movie" to be released next week



The movie version of the blockbuster drama "Iris" will be released next week. "Iris: The Movie" will be available for download through distribution company cine21i on November 22, according to the drama's producer, Taewon Entertainment. It will be available through IPTV, cable networks, and a hundred websites.

"Iris: The Movie" will be a feature-length edit of the TV series, which aired in between October and December 2009. It will include additional scenes that will expand upon the original story and reveal the truth about the death of one of the characters. The original drama starred an ensemble cast, including Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Hee, Jung Joon Ho, Kim Seung Woo, Kim So Yeon, and Big Bang's T.O.P. It was one of the most expensive Korean dramas ever produced, with a budget of 20 billion won ($17 million USD), and was a critical and commercial success in Korea, garnering an average viewership of over 30%, and ranking as the top program every week after its debut.

S: soompiasiae

PLEASE TELL ME LEE BYUNG HUN DIDN'T DIE D: 
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The Most Successful Girl Group of 2010 to return with "How Dare You"



The girls of SISTAR, known for their notable smash hits “Push Push” and “Shady Girl“, will be making their comeback to the K-pop scene later this month.

According to YesAsia, the girls will release their 3rd single, titled “How Dare You (니까짓게)” on November 29th. The tracklist for their single is as follows:

01. Mighty SISTAR
02. Over
03. How Dare You*
04. How Dare You (Inst)

SISTAR’s title track, “How Dare You,” was produced under the golden touch of Brave Brothers, who produced all of their title tracks since their debut.

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SM Entertainment continues to cash in profit for the 3rd Quarter of 2010


Currently Korea's Largest Entertainment agency, SM Entertainment continues to show a strong performance in terms of profit this 3rd quarter of the year.

KOSDAQ has listed the earning's of agencies on the 15th of November and the total profit and earnings of SM Entertainment was revealed.

For the third quarter of the year, SM Entertainment was able to have a revenue of 20.704 billion won with a 4.58 billion won operating profit and a net income of 2.7 billion won. They are reportedly to have a 26.04% increase in revenue, 92.65% increase in operating profit and 11.59% increase in net profit. This is their earnings for the third quarter alone with their artist SNSD being active this quarter of the year in their successful expansion in Japan and Korea.

For the three quarters that passed, SM Entertainment has a strong sales of 68.232 billion won which is a cumulative revenue, 23.187 billion won in cumulative operating profit and 20.387 billion won in cumulative net profit.

Last year in 2009, SM Entertainment ended up victorious in terms of profit having 61.788 billion won revenue for the year of 2009, having 9.266 billion won in operating profit and 4.471 billion won in net profit. It can be seen that their profits increased this year surpassing their total profit in 2009 with only three quarters in 2010.

So they are doing perfectly fine.

Source: starnews
Translation: dkpopnews

SM wants Hankyung back ; no1currs

 

Since the uprising controversy of the Chinese CF he participated in, SM Entertainment’s law branch has stated that “Hankyung’s contract has yet to be terminated.” They also explain that without a doubt, they would accept him back if he wished.

“On December 21, 2009, Hankyung had finished the paperwork necessary but the final stage has yet to take place. And until the final decision has been made, the relationship between Hankyung and SM will continue to be that of an awkward atmosphere.”

Hankyung sued SM Entertainment last year for the 13 year contract and it was said to continue to lengthen if he took time off due to health problems, he must sell at least 50,000 copies to receive 2% of the money. If he was ever to break the contract in any way, he would have to pay 3 times the contract money. All the music Super Junior has sung or composed lyrics for were also a property of SM Entertainment.

SM continued by saying, “Hankyung was well aware of the contract conditions when he signed. He knew about the 13 years and it’s quite unfair that he would come out and claim “it’s not fair” and “the contract should be nulled” so suddenly. He’s big in China now, but that was only because he became famous in Korea first. He came to SM Entertainment to audition because he liked Korea, didn’t he? He had problems with his visa, but our agency was there to help him by hiring a Chinese translator and we showed endless support to thrive for him to become a singer. It’s incomprehensible as to why Hankyung would call us unfair now. There are plenty of talks about slave contracts and now we feel like Hankyung is going with that now. He is only at his best now because we took care of him and got him that far. We wish for him to reconsider and come back. The other members of Super Junior and the rest of SM only received word through news articles. I hope the CF didn’t mean as much as it was said to be either. Either way, in the end we don’t wish to cut his contract. If he ever decides to return, we’ll gladly accept him with open arms.”

What do you think about this situation altogether?

Source: Newsdaily + Koreaboo

so basically, we made you so shut up and deal with it
{superjunior} heechul - the cat's watchi

Heechul's Twitter Updates & Zhou Mi's Weibo Updates ('cause y'll need some fabulous in your life)

[101116-101118] Heechul's Twitter Updates

Note:
* Tweets like these are originally written in English.


101116


http://twitpic.com/379pvb Hi~ Bye~ Kkkk

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Heechul's Twitter Updates:

Source: @Heedictator
English translation by eternalsnow @ sj-world.net
Please take out with FULL and proper credits.

Zhou Mi's Weibo Updates:

101117:
Source: Zhoumi's Weibo
Translation by (L), ✰陽光smiley~ & eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET
Please take out with full and proper credits, and do not hotlink images.

101118:
Source: Zhou Mi's Weibo
Translated by eternalsnow @ sj-world.net
Thanks to IINA @ sj-world.net for the heads up!
Please take out with FULL and proper credits.
Do NOT hotlink images.


101119:
Source: Zhou Mi's Weibo
Thanks to IINA @ sj-world.net for the tip!
Translated by ✰陽光smiley~ & eternalsnow @ sj-world.net
Please take out with full and proper credits.
Do NOT hotlink images.

i'm so sorry if zhou mi's weibo updates seem REALLY confusing. i tried making it simpler... then i realised it looked a bit more confusing >< let me know if it's a bit confusing and i'll see whether i can change it :P 
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Kim Jang Hoon criticizes Hankyung’s actions

 

Singer Kim Jang Hoon has been swept up into Hankyung’s controversy surrounding a CF he did in China.

On the morning of November 19th, the singer left a long message on his personal mini-homepage titled, “Hankyung is not manly enough to own up to his actions, how disgusting.
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the "HANGENG OPPA DID NOTHING WRONG" reactions at allkpop had me lol-ing. honestly, this issue is just exaggerated. 
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BEAST: News because I want it to be~



"Male idol group Beast has celebrated their 400th day since debut on the 19th.
In October 2009, they officially debuted with "B2st is the Best" but at that moment was unable to get much attention.
With big idol groups like DBSK, SS501, Super Junior, Big Bang, etc dominating the idol industry, emerging groups could not attract much attention.
Along with that, 2009 was the year of the girl groups making it hard for newly debuted male idols to gain interest.

But it can be seen that Beast has entered the ranks of top idol groups. With every new song from "Mystery," "Shock," "Soom," "Beautiful," etc has been explosive. Also unlike any other group, Beast seemingly has the least amount of anti-fans. They are not a group that only depends on their fandom as they have popularity in the public (as in a lot of people like them even if they arn't b2uties) and that is a something to be proud of. Then what is Beast's popularity force?

Beast is consistent of Yoon DooJoon, Yang YoSeob, Jang HyunSeung, Lee KiKwang, Yong JunHyung, and Son DongWoon. In thier individual variety show, their friendly image have been a big success. Beast's biggest strong point is their ability to be cool and friendly idols. Of course, Beast's musicality can not be exclueded. To the point of never having been in controversy/debate over their live performances (as they don't lipsync), they proudly show their unshakable powerful live performances.

Beast's new song "Beautiful" showcases their emotional choreography instead of their powerful performances and we hang with anticipation on Beast's next move."

cr. MaxMovie
Trans cr. alicewhattt@soompi

A cute article about adorable boys that we love. Happy 400 days, BEAST<3