February 12th, 2011


Gyuri addresses foreveralone rumors & KARA's Entertainment Weekly subbed

On February 10th, KARA’s Park Gyuri attended the press conference for “Alpha and Omega“, and addressed the inevitable questions about her group’s controversy.

She began by stating, “No matter how difficult it became, I felt that I could withstand anything as long as I believed in myself and people continued to love and believe in me. I’m really apologetic towards the people who worried so much, and I’ll be repaying that by working harder to show an improved image.”

Gyuri continued, “I’m planning to promote extra hard as all five, and because our fans believe in us so much, I promise to not disappoint you. For now, I’m just so very sorry to the people who worried. So, so very sorry, and repaying that is my priority. We promise to become a KARA that works hard.”

Gyuri was asked when KARA would officially return to their Korean activities, to which she replied, “If the fans want it, we will return whenever.”

She also addressed the rumors of discord when a reporter brought it up. “Honestly, there are no problems between us members, so we do not pay attention to the discord rumors. All of us have good relationships.”

Moving on to her actual dubbing role for “Alpha and Omega,” Gyuri revealed, “I was once a child actress, so I acted first before I became a singer. I’ve always wanted to try acting if the opportunity should arise. Whether it’s a drama, or just dubbing, acting itself is so charming to me. Even as a singer, I go on stage thinking that I will be acting.”

“Alpha and Omega” will be released on February 24th.

Star News, My Daily, OSEN, Newsen #1, #2 via Nate, AKP

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H.O.T. fans get trolled; reunion not happening

Ever heard of H.O.T? Standing for “High-five Of Teenagers,” H.O.T used to rule the K-Pop scene in the mid to late 1990s. This five-member boy band was the first idol group formed by SM Entertainment in 1996, featuring now-veteran stars like Kangta, Tony An, Moon Hee Jun, Jang Woo Hyuk, and Lee Jae Won. Although the group disbanded in 2001, H.O.T has remained in the hearts of many fans who relentlessly called for their return as a group, and this year, to commemorate the 10th year anniversary of their disbandment, it was widely speculated that they might reunite once again.

However, much to the disappointment of many old-school fans, local media reported today that plans for a reunion have been postponed indefinitely due to conflicting schedules. “As of now, chances of reuniting are very low,” an unnamed official told Sport Korea. The source said the main reason for the postponement is the varying schedules of each member. All members, except for Jae Won who’s currently serving the army, are busy with their solo activities. Kangta and Tony, in particular, are extremely busy with their schedules in China and other TV variety shows. “Since they all got their own promotions and activities going on, it’s very hard to match everyone’s schedules,” another source told Money Today Star News, although he did add Tony might return as a solo artist this March or April. Last year, Kangta implied the possibility of H.O.T’s reunion sometime in the first half of this year saying, “It’s something I thought about for a long time.” But it seems like his dream of uniting is far from materializing at this point.

H.O.T debuted with their hit single “Junsa Ae Hoo Yeh (Descendant of Fighters)” in 1996. Widely regarded as the 1st generation idol stars, H.O.T produced consecutive hits with “Candy,” “Happiness,” and “We are the World,” until their official disbandment in 2001. Since then, Kangta and Hee Jun started acting as solo artists, while Tony, Woo Hyuk, and Jae Won formed a band called JTL. Tony later released his solo album and set up his own company, and Jae Won and Woo Hyuk each debuted as solo singers as well.


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Seungri talks about the MOZART GOD, More Wank this way~

During an Interview, Big Bang's Seungri mentioned JYJ member Xiah Junsu, causing a controversy.

Seungri, through a micro-blog "Recently", mentioned the muscial "Mozart!" which Xiah Junsu took on, and said that the director casted him first, but after listening to the songs, he told the director that "I can't do it.".

Seungri said, "It was a song that I will not be able to absorb. Since it was Xiah Junsu, he was able to break it down like that, if it had been me, I don't think "Mozart!" would have existed. Since it is a big hit, it hurts. But if I had took it on, I don't think that I will be able to receive that much attention like Xiah Junsu now."

And "When I saw the scenario of "Mozart!" I immediately had the thought that "I can't do this". It seemed that no matter how I tried, I wouldn't be able to do it. That's why I told the director "I am sorry. This does not suit me. If there is another good production next time, I will think about it again." And after that the director immediately approached Xiah Junsu."

Seungri added, "Originally it was supposed to be Jo Sung Mo. But because Jo Sung Mo Sunbaenim sustained an injury to his leg, he became unable to do it. So the director approached me. After I said that "I am unable to do it", the director immediately went to Xiah Junsu and Xiah Junsu was a complete success."

Netizens which saw Seungri's interview said "It is really rash of him to mention the real name.", "He called Jo Sung Mo Sunbaenim, but why was Xiah Junsu mentioned as "Xiah Junsu sshi"... DBSK debuted first, so he was lacking in thought right from the way he mentioned him" etc...
On the other hand, some netizens defended him, "He was honest and frank.", "He didn't have pretenses."
Translated by christabel88@DBSKnights
Source: Newsen
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Source: Seungri's Me2day

Ivy still isn't getting treated like the queen she is

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Seems like Ivy’s misfortunes keep piling up, one on top of other.

Not too long ago, Ivy and another top female singer had agreed to create a duet together. They had already
started taking pictures for their album, and were preparing for promotions when unforeseen obstacles forced the project to be canceled.

One entertainment representative stated, “For this project, Ivy’s representatives contacted the broadcasting stations for her appearance on air. However, after the broadcasting stations refused to let Ivy perform, the project was just canceled.”

Apparently, the main reason was because Ivy’s previous agency had lobbyed the broadcasting station employees with stocks. The company employees were caught and sentenced, but the station’s representatives are still wary of letting Ivy
back on stage.

But Ivy sought to overcome her hardships and made a comeback in 2009 with the song, “Touch Me”. Still, the problems of her previous company continued to haunt her, and Ivy wasn’t able to perform as often on air.

While Ivy is struggling with the aftermath of that situation, she’s also battling with her current company
through a lawsuit that isn’t quite reaching its end.

Concerned over the weight of such issues, Ivy’s fans are hoping that she’ll be able to endure just a little bit longer, and make a successful comeback later

Yahoo! Korea

someone please give this HBIC a break.

Supreme Team to release solo albums

Hip hop duo Supreme Team will be joining the trend of unit promotions by making solo debuts!

First up is member E-Sens, as he will be releasing a new album featuring authentic hip hop sounds this April. Simon D is currently preparing for his own solo album as well, which is hinted to be featuring his distinctive rapid-fire rap style along with a variety of other genres.

Representatives of Amoeba Culture spoke with Star News on February 12th and revealed, “The two members have always dreamed of releasing solo albums, so these albums will be an opportunity for them to express their hip hop individuality. They’re currently planning a variety of other activities along with their Supreme Team promotions.”

yes prz

source: allkpop | star news via nate


Actor Lee Jong Suk has been cast for the upcoming movie, “Red Scarf“, which also stars Rain and Shin Se Kyung!

Lee will be playing the role of Rain’s junior, who’s also a combat pilot with a mysterious top gun charm. Since he’s just been admitted to Konkuk University, Lee will be simultaneously preparing for college and for his film role.

Directed by Kim Dong Won, the film is said to be costing $10 million USD in production expenses alone. With tensions rising due to the recent Yeonpyeong Island skirmish, interest in this film has been steadily increasing because it features about attacking Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

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source: allkpop | daily news via nate


On February 11th, JYJ’s Jaejoong guested on cable channel MBN’s “Entertainment Magazine VIP” and revealed what his ideal woman would be like.

After expressing that he would like a housewife, he explained, “I’d like someone who looks like me, but just because I like housewives, please don’t say ‘Kim Jaejoong’s ideal woman is a housewife’.”

When asked which JYJ member he thought would get married the earliest, he replied, “I think Junsu will get married the fastest since his parents are older.”

Junsu, who also guested on the show, retorted by telling a fun story about Jaejoong’s parents. “Jaejoong’s father once asked him whether he had a girlfriend. When he said no, his father asked, ‘Can’t I get a grandson somehow?’”

Later on, the boys were asked what they looked for when they checked out girls; was it the face or the body? Junsu chose body, while Yoochun chose face.

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will you please eat something jae? you look too thin :[
after that we can get working on that grandson your father wants badly

source: allkpop | soul ntn via nate | theM2Ugab@yt


U-Know Yunho Admits "Every Performance, I Worry That I'll Get Hit By Changmin"

TVXQ's U-Know Yunho admitted that he would get nervous everytime he got on stage with Choikang Changmin because he worried he might get hit.

U-Know Yunho, who appeared on 'Happy Together 3' on the 10th, confessed that, "When we go on stage to perform our new song 'Why (Keep Your Head Down)', there's a part in the performance where it looks like Choikang Changmin and I are fighting. Choikang Changmin would hit my chest with no mercy during the actual performance though he hadn't done anything of the sort while we had been rehearsing. It hurt a lot."

Choikang Changmin's action hurt so much that U-Know Yunho had to go up to him and ask, "Changmin, please don't hit me too hard."

The younger member agreed to U-Know Yunho's plea and began pushing the latter's chest instead of hitting it. But U-Know Yunho admitted that he still feels nervous whenever he gets on stage to perform the song.

mind. in. gutter.

tohosomnia | mdtoday + Yuaerubi
Translation credits: jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net


Recent self photos of Eunjung have revealed that Eunjung (with bangs) looks somewhat similar to Teen Top Neil.

Through Twitter, Eunjung commented "Group K music video front hair bangs for Baekhee ㅋㅋㅋ I look like a pokemon" whilst revealing a photo of herself with the new look.

Following, a certain netizen posted "Is it bad that I think she looks like Teen Top?" to which the post received over 822 approvals.

A photo of Teen Top Neil with a similar haircut shows that the two have similar outward appearances.

Netizens replied "They look exactly the same" "헐... They look the same" "I didn't know his name but I was thinking about him"

lolwhut. no, just no.

source: diadem | nate
Translated by: LegendaryLvl1 @ Diadem
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Dalmatian Released Teaser for "The Man Disapproves"

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Earlier this week, Dalmatian revealed a joint MV teaser for their songs, “Lover Cop” and “That Man Disapproves“, from their upcoming mini album that’s set to be released on February 14th.

Today, a longer MV teaser was revealed for their lighthearted song, “That Man Disapproves.” In the teaser, the members of Dalmatian appear to be nagging at their female castmates as you hear them sing,

“Don’t wanna be lonely. I wanna just fall in love. I love you…so I want you to come into my heart~“

Check it out below!

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It's so cute ide.
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Fly To The Sky Reunites For A Performance For The First Time In 2 Years

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In 2009, Brian and Hwanhee went their separate ways after a solid 10-year career as R&B duo Fly to the Sky.

On February 12th, Brian revealed that the two had reunited for a performance for the first time since their separation. He tweeted,

“Hwany & Me… Right after we finished singing at our friend’s wedding… First Fly to the Sky performance in 2 years keke“

Fans commented, “OMG you both are so handsome! I wish I could hear you singing together again“, “I loved Fly to the Sky’s music. Will you guys be releasing an album together anytime soon?“, and “It’s really good to see you guys together…”

Both Brian and Hwanhee have been pursuing their solo careers. Brian has been actively promoting his 3rd Wave charity album and Hwanhee released a duet song with Maydoni last December.

Source: allkpop and Brian’s Twitter (@Brianjoomuzik)

Flawless duo. I really hope they can work together again in the future. ♥


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Recently, teaser photos of Super Junior's sub unit Super Junior M have surfaced over the net.

Super Junior M is scheduled to have their come back on February 14, with album title " tai wan mei 太完美(Too Perfect)". Photos from the photo shoot revealed additional two members who will join and participate SJ-M in their comeback.

Who are they? Super Junior members Eunhyuk and Sungmin are confirmed to participate in "SJ-M's "Too Perfect" album. Comeback concept haven't officially released yet.

Here are teaser photos of the members so far.

Source: DKPOPnews and @uriage11


Roses because you're so charming and special. Anyways, on with the quotes!

“It’s not something to boast about, but I don’t think it’s anything to be embarrassed about either.” - Supernova member Geon-i's opinion on idols getting plastic surgery.

Do you like celebrities more if they are honest about their plastic surgeries?

Don't care either way

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It is a good luck tradition to end a post with netizen quotes

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Source: omonatheydidnt

ofc this is the part where I say "omg share moar quotes guise :D", nobody does & I remember...

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Jiyeon declares war against Eunjung

Earlier this week, T-ara’s Eunjung claimed miss A’s Suzy as her girl, but Jiyeon had other ideas and declared war against her groupmate.

Eunjung-unni…. Panda is my girl!!!

Fans commented, “both of you really so cute~“, “Are you having a war for one girl? kekeke“, and “Eunjung vs. Jiyeon!


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Beating ban stirs debate in S. Korean schools

With the new school year starting in March, high school teacher Jennifer Chung is worried about coping without her longtime classroom companion --- a hickory stick for smacking misbehaving students.

"I don't know if I can survive the jungle of 40 restless boys in each class, let alone keeping them quiet with no means to punish them," said the 36-year-old maths teacher in Gyeonggi province surrounding Seoul.

Education authorities in Seoul, the country's largest school district with 1.36 million pre-college students, last November banned corporal punishment.
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Source: AFP
If you can only handle kids with a stick then I wonder why you even became a teacher
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South Korea coast under snow

South Korea’s eastern coast has seen the strongest snowfall over the past 100 years.

A total of 110 centimeters of snow have fallen on the city of Samcheok and the rest of the Gangwon-do Province since Friday, local meteorological service says.

The last such snowfall on record was reported in 1911.

Snow drifts blocked the province’s main thoroughfares for 18 hours.

Bus and railway communication was disrupted, and hundreds of cars were stuck in the snow.

The snow caused roofs to cave in.

The authorities have asked the military to assist in the cleanup effort.

Source: ruvr
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Wonder Girls pose with Vivienne Tam at NYC Fashion Week

Having attended New York City’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last spring and fall as guests to various shows and parties, the Wonder Girls are no rookies to the nine-day extravaganza. The high profile event, which kicked off this past Wednesday, showcased Vivienne Tam’s spring collection this afternoon.

After attending the runway show today, the Wonder Girls uploaded the above photo on their Twitter (@followWG) and tweeted, “We just came back from Vivienne Tam’s show! It was beautiful!- As always, we had so much fun!

Despite their down to earth, girls-next-door image and personalities, the Girls seem to easily mingle with the fashion elite. In 2009 and 2010, the Girls have been seen with Tory Burch, Jeremy Scott, Leighton Meester, Serena Williams, Omarion and more.


[NEWS] Big Bang will release a mini-album??? (12/02/2011)

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Source: ibigbang+Daily K Pop News
Source: DCTOP/퇴비
Translated by: Winalicious@BigBangVIP.net
Note: The original source was supposedly from ygelife but cant be found but dctop is a trustworthy source that’s why BigBangVIP.net posted it.

Important: nothing in this news has been confirmed by YGE, so we can’t be totally sure about the authenticity.

UPDATE: THIS TRACKLIST IS MOST LIKELY FAKE! Some KVIPS have said that they were only messing around and that they made it, not YG Entertainment. Mnet.com however, has confirmed that Big Bang’s album will be a “mini-album”.

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On the episode of KBS2TV's 'Happy Together 3' aired on February 10th, TVXQ said 'Making our comeback after 2 years and 3 months, it seems as though Onew has grown a lot throughout this time. Whenever he used to see us, he'd be too shy to say hi, but now he fondly addresses us as 'hyung!' whenever we meet.'

TVXQ's U-Know Yunho commented that 'Onew is very kind but it is quite rare to see him show his true self, so we installed a hidden camera with Super Junior once. The group of us pretended to fight and Onew stood by our side crying as he tried to calm us down.'

f(x)'s Sulli drew interest when she revealed 'Hidden cameras seem to be a tradition, we've also been pranked by SHINee before.'

Source: MyDaily + dbsknights
Trans: dorfehh@DBSKnights

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aww dubu ;o;

Min chooses Chansung over Nichkhun because of a butt preference

miss A
’s Min recently revealed that she likes Chansung more than Nichkhun.
On a recent broadcast of 100 points out of 100, Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan asked Min, “Between 2PM members Chansung and Nichkhun, who do you like more?”, to which she chose Chansung, stating that, “He has a pretty butt”, causing her fellow cast members to erupt into laughter.
Chansung, who also happened to be a guest on this episode, provided evidence for Min’s confession, as he performed “I’ll Be Back” while showing off his charming curves.
Kim Dong Wan, after stating that he “can’t lose when it comes to butts”, began dancing to Shinhwa’s hit song, “Eusha Eusha”, which contains a butt dance, and he had a short butt competition against Chansung.
On this same episode, Min, who studied abroad when she was younger, showed off her fluent English and Chinese skills, amazing the cast.
This episode comes out on February 12th.

Source: E Daily News and allkpop

she has good taste

Lee Hongki dated someone eight years older + candy kiss advice


F.T. Island’s Lee Hongki revealed a juicy dating secret from the past on KBS 2TV’s “National Talk Show Hello.”

While listening to to Supreme Team’s Simon D and Lady Jane talk about their lives as a couple, Lee Hong ki dropped his love story bomb.

He said, “I’ve actually dated someone eight years older than me.”

He shocked his fans one more time when he made a comment about the candy kiss from IRIS. He said, “Aren’t you supposed to do a candy kiss until the candy melts all the way?”

This episode will air on February 14th.

Source: allkpop

nothing shocking for me..the fti boys like noonas better..
Jaejin also dated someone 6 years older than him..

Yoo In Na discusses Secret Garden, Humming Urban Stereo, etc

On February 10th, actress Yoo In Na guested on YTN’s “News & People” and heated up the hearts of her soldier fans by revealing that she’d visit twice a month if her boyfriend was serving in the army.

The actress was asked what she thought about her fellow castmate on “Secret Garden,” Hyun Bin, enlisting in the marines, to which she replied, “If I had a boyfriend like Hyun Bin that voluntarily enlisted in the army, I would probably tell him that I was proud of him.”
She continued, “I don’t think he’ll miss me if I went too often, so I think I’d visit maybe twice a month.”

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Source: TV Report, Newsen, My Daily, Xsportsnews via Nate and allkpop

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Source: OSEN via Nate and allkpop

ilh sfm. not sure about the tags, so I just tagged yg ent since bb, 2ne1 and yoo in na are all under yg.

HyunA is gorgeous in new selcas featuring T-ara member Hyomin

Pictures that Hyomin uploaded on her Twitter are catching a lot of attention. In the pictures, HyunAh and Hyomin have cute and playful expressions, causing netizens to praise them and call them "the real beautiful girls". Comments such as, "So cute!" and "These two must be very close" have been popping up.

Currently, Hyomin's digital single "Beautiful Girls" with the Brave Brothers has been becoming very popular. After just one day of being released, it has been the #1 searched thing online.

Source: Hankyung
Translating & editing: Chris@4-minute.com

someone ripped out dongwoo's hair? tv daily interview with infinite, 3

(follow up to this)

Infinite, who gained fans’ attention with their scorpion dance, is a quite charming group made up of seven mischievous boys.

Many personalities were combined to create Infinite, and just like how a gujeolpan [T/N: A Korean dish with nine different foods] captures the attention of the consumer with its various colored ingredients, the members all have different charms to them.

In the members, there are talkative boys and mischievous pranksters, cute ones and ones that show off a true masculinity.
In the recent interview with TV Daily, Infinite said that they could pass off the hardest times because of how they lived together.

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trans. cr; hyejin @ infinite updates
sauces: tv daily, infinite updates 1, 2