November 28th, 2010

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Japanese fan bids 1.84 million won on KARA Ji Young's stage outfit at auction event

The 5 members of KARA's stage outfits were being auctioned and it has attracted a lot of interest among fans and each member's outfit cost more than 1 million won each.

KARA were part of KARA costume party which is an auction event and the results were revealed on the 25th of November.

In total, after 6 days when the auction started over 485 bidders participated in the auction. The first bids for the costumes were 500 million won and member Kang Ji Young reached the highest bid with her stage outfit's last bid was 1.84 million won. also, Goo hara and Park Gyrui's outfits were sold for 1.7 million won each. The highest bidder for the outfit was known to be a Japanese fan of KARA which only shows how their popularity has risen in Japan.

Meanwhile, all the proceeds from the auction will be donated to charitable foundations and to the less fortunate.

Source: starnews
Translation: dkpopnews

I have nothing agains Kara and I know they do well in Japan. But because a Japanse fan bought her outfit their popularity has risen? Who ever wrote that.



Hwangssabu Congratulates hot stuff TOP
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G-Dragon’s Rehearsing Stage!
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G-Dragon, TOP and Taeyang MAMA Rehearsing, Completed!
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source: welovedara @ twitter
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so no High High for tonight? wtf is this. Turn it up will be epic though.

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2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards Fashunz Post

Flawless stunning dress.


Best Picture: Secret Reunion
Actor Award: Jung Jae-young (Moss)
Actress Award: Yoon Jung-hee (Poetry), Su Ae (Midnight FM)
Supporting Actor: Yoo Hae-jin (Moss)
Supporting Actress: Yoon Yeo-jung (Housemaid)
Director Award: Kang Woo-seok (Moss)
Screenplay: Kim Hyun-seok (Cyrano Dating Agency)

New Actor: Choi Seung-hyun, aka TOP (Into the Fire)
New Actress: Lee Min-jung(Cyrano Dating Agency)
New Director: Kim Gwang-shik (My Gangster Boyfriend)
Cinematography: Lee Mo-gae (I Saw the Devil)
Lighting: Oh Seung-chul (I Saw the Devil)
Music: Mowg (I Saw the Devil)
Art Direction: Lee Ha-joon (Housemaid)
Technical Effects: Park Jung-ryul (Ajusshi)
Popularity Award: Won Bin, Choi Seung-hyun (TOP), Jo Yeo-jung, Sohn Ye-jin
Box Office Award: Ajusshi

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More at dramabeans. I got tired of them basic outfits.

Compare with last year's outfits here and here

Celebrities debate over publicly revealing relationships

Rainbow’s Kim Jaekyung shared her opinion on why she opposes celebrities coming out with their relationships on the November 27th episode of KBS 2TV’s new variety show, “100 Points out of 100.”

On the show, she stated, “Hyun Young senior once told me that a female celebrity coming out with a public relationship is basically the same as getting married. The tag stays with you for a long time, and it’s the girl’s side that takes the hit.”

She continued, “Love is a lot like war so it’s easy to start, but hard to end. The problems between the two are big enough, but going public with the relationship makes the problem everyone’s problem.

Others who agreed with her opinion included Eun Hyuk, Song Joong Ki, and Son Eun Seo, who added on, “Celebrities live off of the love of the public. They have an obligation to become the lover of everyone. Once your private life is revealed, there are restrictions in reality that make it difficult to love passionately. Speculations run rampant.”

However, Simon D, Lee Hong Ki, NS Yoonji and others disagreed, stating, “It can be a positive addition to your image. You can’t give up your life for your fans. Rumors and speculations were something you agreed to deal with when you decided to become a celebrity.

Simon D also revealed a personal story, stating that although his girlfriend, Lady Jane, and he agreed to making their relationship public, Simon D’s manager revealed, “Bringing their relationship to the public caused a $50,000 USD loss in album sales.”

credit: allkpop


A Woman Arrested for swindling cassies

On the 26th, an unemployed 38-year-old woman named Sakaguchi Yukino was arrested by Kyoto's Kawabata Police after she made a 41-year-old fan to believe that the fan had been continuously exchanging emails with the Korean idol group Tohoshinki and afterward, swindled money from the fan.

According to the police, the suspect Sakaguchi pretended to be the president of the fanclub. However, she denied the charge saying, "I didn't take any money."

The suspect is said to receive 200,000 yen (~$2000) after sending out an email in April to someone she met during Tohoshinki's Shanghai tour last October saying, "Tohoshinki's members got angry because of your emails. I've already calmed down the fanclub, but you will have to pay a fine."

According to the police, the suspect Sakaguchi says, "I only translate and forward the emails that are addressed to Tohoshinki." She is believed to have sent over 100 fraud emails to the victim [pretending to be Tohoshinki members] with content such as "We're very glad that you say you want to meet us."

credit to nikkei & linhkawaii@onetvxq

BEAST's debuting in Japan with choppers & tiger & lion

The helicopter is high above the grounds of Tokyo, Japan. On the 27th, BEAST had traveled in Japan from Hanaeda Airport to the big site located in Tokyo Ohdaiba from their first showcase titled ‘THE LEGEND OF BEAST VOL.1’. With their official debut album hitting the stores, BEAST had used about 100,000 dollars buy rented a helicopter to reach the fans and give them a very special time.

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‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ Casts Attended JYJ First Solo Concert: ‘A Friendship Show Off’

the first worldwide concert of Dong Bang trio JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu), the casts of KBS 2TV drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ were spotted attending the venue.

The ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ casts namely Song Jong Ki and Yu Ah in attended ‘JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul’ which started on November 27th at 8 pm. The two people were the members of ‘Jalgeum Trio’ in the drama along with Park Yoochun and their attendance indeed showed a strong friendship among these three actors. The only main characters in ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ who didn’t attend is Park Min Young who happened to have a shooting schedule at the same day.
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Source: osen
Translation: sharingyoochun

Celebrities at JYJ Worldwide Concert In Seoul
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Teaser for 2AM's 3D movie, "2AM Show" revealed

released the preview for their first 3D movie, “2AM Show,” on November 28th. “2AM Show” is formatted in the style of concert, but it features never-before-seen footage and stories. Having just released their first official album, “Saint O’Clock“, this is the first time the group will be entering the world of 3-D content for their first ever concert movie.

Produced by New Media Culture Contents (a company that aims to re-create concerts, musicals, and sports events into 3D movies), the film is scheduled to come out for December 9th. For those of you who are keening for more details, we’ve got the movie’s teaser video, as well a translation of the boys’ comments from their November 24th press conference.

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YouTube videos credit to jackhlee4 and ystarchannel3

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Flawless Jeff, Mik The Rapper and Boy-ish Joe in his HP's cape rock Seoul with new korean songs

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[News] 101128 JYJ Held The First Worldwide Concert in Seoul… 35,000 Enthusiastic Fans

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[News] JYJ’s flashmob proves to be a success

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101128 J.Y.J’s Jaejoong Apologizes For The One Hour Delay at Their Concert in Seoul

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[News] 101127 Actor Jin Yi Han tweeted on JYJ Concert

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I read somewhere that Junsu composed/wrote Fallen Leaves (? I thought It was Pierrot)  and Mission, If it's confirmed, I'm adding that.


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Pierrot [Lyrics + Trans]

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DBSKnights' note: If you guys are wondering what is a pierrot here is an explanation from one of the fan's comments from the vid -
Pierrot is a pantomime character that is portrayed as a sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. Pierrot is seen as a fool who is always trusting and naive.If you guys noticed, the dancers were wearing white masks which was how Pierrot's character was acted out in plays.
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4Minute reveals "Heo GaYoon is the member who ignores what others say the most"

4Minute provided updates after recently beginning their activities in Japan.

4Minute participated in a corner called 'Don't Copy Me' of MBC's youthful variety show 'Bouquet' where a competition of perfect pitch was held. In this 1:1 corner, a head on head match takes place where the two participants must sing a nursery song with different lyrics but similar rhythms; the person who ends up singing the wrong nursery song becomes the loser.

Specifically speaking, a battle between Heo GaYoon − who defeated Secret's Han SunHwa during a speaking competition from a previous airing − and Han SunHwa again will unfold.

However, while the participants of the perfect pitch competition were being rated, the other members revealed that Heo GaYoon "usually ignores what others say" bringing laughter to everyone on set.

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4Minute Reenacts All That Jazz from 'Chicago' Perfectly. 'Surprised'

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4Minute reveals their performance of 'All That Jazz' from the musical 'Chicago' for the very first time.

On November 28th, MBC's youthful variety show 'Bouquet' will air with the auditions that were held to select the lead female role for the show's first musical 'Legally Blonde'.

On this day − though they were busy with a tight schedule flying from Japan to Korea − 4Minute garnered much attention for presenting a perfect preparation of a performance from the musical 'Chicago' to become the lead female role of the musical 'Legally Blonde'. 4Minute also demonstrated their enthusiasm by spending day and night monitoring their own practice videos in order to display a flawless performance.

Having recently begun acting in a drama, 4Minute's leader Nam JiHyun particularly shows capability of not only acting in dramas but performing in musicals as well.

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Shaun Evaristo's Interview with GQ Korea

"Shaun Evaristo, one of our favorite people here on ATY, was interviewed along with two other choreographers in the November issue of GQ Korea. (The very same issue where a certain someone was featured as one of the Men of the Year.)"
Choreography receives as much attention as music. Just as a song has a title, choreography gets a name attached to it, too. Three choreographers reveal the secrets behind choreography.

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LOL sorry for the title mishap mods xD
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North Korea's undercover journalists reveal misery of life in dictatorship

With its ruthless dictator, network of forced labour camps and iron grip of its ruling party, North Korea is the last country one might expect to see a middle-aged woman berating a policeman for demanding a bribe.

But extraordinary video images smuggled out of North Korea, combined with reports of graffiti and posters critical of the regime, indicate a growing willingness among a previously cowed public to speak out and demand change.

Such dissent would once have been unthinkable in the reclusive state, but now hunger and plummeting living standards are now triggering demands for freedom - something that no North Korean has ever experienced.

Evidence of the rising tide of discontent has been captured on film by a small group of "citizen journalists", who newsgather at great personal risk to themselves. They then carry the footage across the heavily guarded border into China.
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Source: telegraph

Interview with Beast about debuting Japan

"Our goal is definitely reaching the top of the Oricon Charts."

BEAST, who had passed a year since debut, is starting a new bigger adventure.

BEAST (Yoon Doojoon Yong Junhyung Jang Hyunseung Yang Yoseob Lee Kikwang Song Dongwoon) opened their showcase on the 27th at the Toyko Big Sight located in Ohdaiba Tokyo with 10,000 people. It was a time for them to meet the fans before their official debut in Japan. With 40 different Japanese media attending the event, it was able to capture attention from the public.

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CREDITS: NATE (SOURCE); aoistars@B2ST RISING (TRANS); mybeastyboys9@youtube

F.T. Island's Hongki is dating someone?

On the "100 Points" episode that aired on the 27th, F.T. Island's lead vocal Hongki revealed that he had dated a female celebrity before. When asked if he was still dating her, Hongki replied, "Maybe I am," causing viewers to go ballistic.

Traditionally, idols never revealed that they were dating anyone. SHINee's Jonghyun was the first idol to ever admit he was currently dating (oh rly?). Before, idols would admit that they had dated, but always asserted that they were currently single. Leeteuk, Kim Hyunjoon, Gahee, Yoochun and Junsu are just a few of the idols who have admitted to have dated others in the past.

However, Hongki has not denied that he was dating, and fans are taking it to mean that he currently is dating. Many Korean fans are upset at how the idols seem to be more daring now. Even if idols aren't single, they would rather not know. Would you rather know your favorite idol's relationship status?

Source: ENS (kor);  Koreaboo (eng)

Primadonnas, why so surprised? lol Not like FTI ever tried to pretend to be all innocent and pure.
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Princesses of T-Ara Donate 20MILLION to Yeonpyeong Island

7-membered girl group T-ara has donated 20 million won(roughly $20,000) towards the defense fund of Yeonpyeong island after the attack of North Korea.

On November 26, a representative from CCM said, "They want to donate this much money towards Yeonpyeong island, but they don't know who to send it to."

With the donation, T-ara left their message :

"When we heard about the tragedy of the Cheonan ship sinking, we were sad because of the lives unjustly lost. We express our sincere condolences to the lost civilians and soldiers. The fact that North Korea see our country as a country they can play around with, it angers us.

When we were young, our parents always told us that they tried everything they can to help their country. They collect gold and give it to the government to help South Korea. Although our donation may seem small, we believe we need to strengthen our nation and that this donation will help in someway."

Source: Nate & *YANiPOPO*

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Hongki in your omona, you know you like it.

FTIsland's Lee Hongki treated fans to drinks.

An unpredictable situation happened on the scene of the first recording for "God of Cookery" that will start broadcasting on the 26th this month through cable TV, Y-STAR. While going around a famous eatery shop "Spicy rice cake BEST3" near Mapo and Hongdae, the shop was blocked by onlookers from inside.

The shop owner expressed that if he were to lend those space to the filming team for recording purposes, it would be inconvenient for the customers and some might not agree to be filmed. Therefore, the recording was stopped halfway.

Therefore, Lee Hongki, Jeong Jun-ha, Ki Kim, Kim Byung-Wan and Kim Shin Young gathered under a table umbrella of a convenience shop to discuss about the eatery shop. At this time, fans were gathered there and were willing to wait even though the weather was very cold. They said "We are very thankful that so many fans came to see us even in this cold weather.". Then, they straightaway bought drinks for everyone and this gesture warmed up the place.

Just because of this unexpected gesture from Lee Hongki, fans began discussing excitedly that "He's handsome and also very generous", "I'm so happy to be able to consume the drink that oppa bought!!", "My heart don't feel cold anymore as it is warm because of him".

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Source: Newsen + multiplylove @ Silh0uette

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China calls for emergency talks amid Korea crisis

China has called for an emergency meeting of key nations amid tension in Korea over the North's deadly shelling of a Southern island.

It proposed that members of the six nations that have been taking part in talks on North Korean nuclear disarmament should meet in December.

The two Koreas, the US, China, Japan and Russia are involved in the talks.

Correspondents say South Korea's response has been non-committal and that it will consult other countries.

Tension remains high on the peninsula, with the US and South Korea undertaking joint military exercises the North has denounced as a provocation.

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cr; BBC News