February 14th, 2011


2PM’s Taecyeon & Nichkhun come together for Dream High’s “My Valentine” duet

2PM’s Taecyeon and Nichkhun have teamed up for a special Valentine’s Day duet, exclusively for “Dream High“s 7th OST!

“My Valentine” boasts a smooth funk rhythm with lyrics about a man reflecting back on the pain of lost love, and in turn, treating the wounds in an effort to mature and grow. Interestingly enough, Taecyeon himself wrote the rap part in the song! Combined with Nichkhun’s smooth vocals, the harmony that the two have created is sure to melt the hearts of any valentine.

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T-ara moved to tears by “Tears of Heaven”

The ladies of T-ara were revealed to have been moved to tears while watching the “Tears of Heaven” musical.

According to Seol Company, the production company, on February 14th, T-ara attended the productions held on the 12th and 13th in support of labelmate Davichi’s Lee Haeri’s debut as a musical actress.

The members commented, “More so than anywhere else, Haeri unni was as beautiful as ever and shined so bright. Not only unni, but Kim Junsu, Brad Little and the ensemble actors were all so very amazing. The performances were great, and the production itself was so moving, the members all cried.

They also met up with Brad Little and declared themselves as fans by praising, “We’ve loved you ever since ‘Phantom of the Opera.‘ Your commanding stage presence and charisma has led us to all become fans.”

Hyomin added, “This is already my third time watching ‘Tears of Heaven.’ This is the first time I’ve ever watched one production so many times, but I fall deeper into its charms each time.”

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KARA wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day in court

The contract termination dispute between KARA’s Seungyeon, Nicole, and Jiyoung against DSP Media has escalated into a legal battle.

On February 14th, representatives of the three members filed a lawsuit against DSP Media, asking the Seoul Central District Court to confirm that their three exclusive contracts were invalid. They also claimed that their incomes were not distributed fairly.

Through their head representative, the three members of KARA stated, “Without prior compromise, the agency deducted promotional fees from our income without our consent, which is classified under embezzlement. From January through June of 2010, we brought in $410,000 USD in income, while the promotional expenses amounted to $390,000 USD. The expenses are abnormally excessive.”

They continued, “Even when ‘Lupin‘ was at its highest point in popularity, DSP Media only paid $860 USD per member for a total of six months. The $140 USD that we were paid a month is unfair compared to the income that we brought in.”

Landmark previously sent notice to DSP Media regarding the termination of the three contracts on January 19th. Although the members resumed their scheduled activities, the two parties were not able to come to an agreement during their repeated attempts at reconciliation over the course of 25 days.

The dispute’s escalation into a legal battle has caught both fans and industry representatives off guard, and many are speculating about what this could mean for KARA as a unit of five.

A representative of DSP Media spoke through Sports Today and stated, “We’re shocked. We met several times, but it is true that the dispute went back to first base with each discussion. But because of their ‘URAKARA‘ filming in Japan, we agreed to speak with their parents upon their return. Now that we found out that they filed a lawsuit, we’re just shocked. First of all, we will be having a meeting within our company first before releasing further statements.”

The representative also told Star News, “Their head representative claimed that the girls only received $860 USD per member for six months of their ‘Lupin’ promotions, but that is truly ridiculous. We deducted six months worth of their entire promotional expenses from the profits made off of their album sales. Thus, we did not deduct anything from their promotions in other areas such as CFs. Unlike what the three are claiming, we paid them a larger sum, but they’re claiming as if we’ve embezzled.

Nate + Star News 1, 2, 3 + allkpop

well shit.

Why have we been had with Big Bang's comeback.

After two years of hiatus, BIGBANG will comeback with a 'mini album'.On 14th (today) YGE has released the teaser image of their new album on the official website with the comeback date stated as '2011.02.24' and the phrase '4TH MINI ALBUM RELEASE' .

BIGBANG will make their comeback with a 'mini album'. After two years, why they comeback only with a minialbum ? It is because they will incresase their frequency of producing albums this year and they will keep meeting their fans instead of only promoting for a short period of time.

In an interview that G-Dragon did earlier, he said, "after we come back from Japan, we are planning to make one more album." The teaser image shows the words 'BIG BANG' in the mouth of a skull with star-shaped eyes and the skull is also wearing a pair of headphone. It has stirred up the attention of the fans.

At a night of last week, BIGBANG flew to US to film their music video.
BIGBANG's BIGSHOW will be held from 25th to 27th at Seoul Olympic Stadium. Unlike other idol groups, BIGBANG will not comeback on TV channels but in their concerts which they can meet their fans because they want to focus on the quality of their concerts and performances.

Sources: Nate | Rice+Est@BigBangWorldwide (mods, it was "rice+east" to add?)
tsk, these days it's easier to find the korean source than the translation... increasing........?
Onkey nylon

Onew/HoMin/f(x) trolling each other, OnKey complaining about their daughter

Key's me2day update - 110213

[Key] 오랜만입니다! 해피발렌타인!
[Key] It’s been a long time! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Source: shinee's me2day
Translation: rong@weareshining

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LOL those two last videos, it's like a married couple complaining about their daughterson's bad habits... and their son-in-law reinforcing them.

Um ok, for some reason it seems like all the embedding codes decided to disappear once the post was submitted the first time... hopefully lj won't screw this up again.
F.T Island ~ Lee Jaejin fake sleep

FT Island’s Lee Hongki, Casted for Japanese Drama

FNC Music revealed on the 14th that FT Island’s vocal Lee Hongki has been casted as the main lead of a new Japanese drama.
According to his management company, “Muscle Girl”, the drama which Lee Hongki will be casted in, will begin its airing this coming April on both TBS and MBS. Lee Hongki will pair up with the drama’s female lead, Ichikawa Yui.

Spokesperson of his management company also said that, “Lee Hongki has gained popularity in Japan as the vocal of the band FT Island. He has also gained recognition for his acting skills with the drama ‘You’re Beautiful’, which was aired earlier in Japan. FT Island will be singing the OST for the upcoming Japanese drama.”

Sources: Yonhap News + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)



What would be the perfect Valentine’s gift for an INFINITE fangirl? How about a sweet puppy by the name of Seungjong?

A picture of Seungjong looking adorable and acting like a little pet was uploaded online, and girls all over the world are feeling their hearts melt. Cupping his hands into a heart, the puppy idol star begs the ladies, “BE MY VALENTINE!!!!!!!”

Netizens wrote, “I want to put him in my pocket,” “Such a cute pet,” and “Best present for a single girl.”

source: allkpop | tvdaily via nate

i'd be bummed if my valentine was prettier than me
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Gallery: record snowfall in South Korea

EASTERN SOUTH KOREA has been hit by its heaviest snowfall in 100 years, after over three feet (100cm) of snow fell in the east of the country at the weekend.

The Korea Times reports that the largest single-day snowfall since 1911 came down between Friday and Saturday.

Although dozens of greenhouses have been destroyed by the heavy snow and farmland damaged, the paper reports that the weather may help the country in its push to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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Source: thejournal
Some more on the snowfall and some pictures


Seungri’s “horror” photos on Running Man

SBS’s variety show, ‘Running Man’, has always succeeded in cracking up its audience, but on this week’s episode, the cast gave fans a special, laugh-worthy treat!

For this episode, Big Bang’s Seungri made a special guest appearance. While that’s pretty exciting for fans, the highlight of the show was when the members took some hilarious pictures of each other.

During a game, the members had their photos taken while their faces were being pinched and pulled by the other members. The point of the game was to take a funnier photo than Hwang Myung Sun’s, an audio staff member. With MC Yoo Jae Suk behind the lens, the members tried their best, but found that they were no match for the hilarity of Hwang Myung Sun’s portrait.

Seeing their faces scrunched up and squished in all different ways, some netizens wiped the tears from their eyes and described the photos as ‘horrors’.

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source: KAddictified@dailymotion | ibigbang | ibigbang | allkpop

Dal*Shabet's maknae Subin is a Giant Baby?

DalShabet's maknae, Subin, has been surfacing the web with the nickname of 'Giant Baby' as she was chosen as a jean model because of her long legs and glamorous body.

Giant Baby refers to the tall younger members of a group, like f(x)'s Sulli and KARA's Kang Jiyoung. Although Subin is the same age as those listed, she is the tallest of them all, with the tall height of 174cm (5'8"), earning the title of 'The Biggest Giant Baby'

It's only been not even one month since DalShabet's Subin has debuted, but she's already been ranked as the 'Giant Rookie' because she was picked as a jean model and she did so well in Happy Together Season 3. A company representative shared, "For the other members to catch up to Subin's height, they all wear heels while Subin is forced to wear sneakers. The members are all worried that Subin might continue growing as she is only 17 years old."

Meanwhile, DalShabet is currently trending with their 'Supa Dupa Diva' and doing great on variety shows and radio programs.

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sorry mod, i didn't know other members had been asking for a tag.
Wanna One Energetic

Kan Miyoun Reveals Teaser For Paparazzi Starring SS501's Kim Hyungjoon

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After revealing her collaboration with 2PM’s Junsu last week, Kan Mi Youn unveiled the MV teaser for her title track, “Paparazzi.”

Although her track features Shinhwa’s Eric, the music video will star SS501′s Kim Hyung Joon as Kan Mi Youn’s hot boyfriend.

Check it out below:

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Source: allkpop and TonyKPOPMV@YouTube.com

Lookin' good Hyungjoon. And OMG Eric is going to be on the track. SO EXCITED RN.
Wanna One Energetic

Shin Jung Hwan’s post-op condition reported to be quite serious

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Shin Jung Hwan’s leg surgery was deemed a success a few days back, it’s recently been revealed that his condition may be worse than anyone expected.

On February 14th, MBC’s “Good Day” covered a story on Shin Jung Hwan’s surgery and post-op report, for which they interviewed the surgeon in charge of the entertainer’s operation.

His doctor revealed, “Shin Jung Hwan’s bone was broken at about a 30~40 degree angle, and so it healed incorrectly. Since his ankle was only twisted at 30 degrees, the situation ended up being neglected for a long time.”

The Director of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Im Chang Su, stated, “In this case, inflammation may be possible and at worst, could deform the bones. If that happens, he will have to go through post-op rehabilitation for five to six months. Also, his bones may not align correctly and in the worst case, he may not be able to walk again.”

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Source: allkpop and Newsen via Yahoo Korea

Please get better Junghwan. ;__;
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JYP faces plagiarism again

Producer-singer Park Jin-young has refuted yet another plagiarism charge. Park is the head of JYP Entertainment, which manages major acts such as the Wonder Girls, 2PM and 2AM.

The allegation was made on Feb. 10 by songwriter Kim Sin-il, who claimed that the song, “Someday,” written by Park and sung by IU, is similar to his song “To My Man,” which was released in 2005 and sung by female soloist Ash. His lawyer filed suit against Park that day.

Park refuted the charge in a press release on Monday, saying that the song is in a “money chord,” or a chord commonly used in songs.

But in an interview with the Joongang Ilbo on Monday, Kim said that it is not the money chords that are the problem, but the complicated jazz chords that are almost identical in both songs.

Kim said he had asked professional musicians to give their opinions on the matter, and they responded that a majority of the song is similar or identical to “To My Man.”

Park has stood firm on the issue, saying that Kim’s music is also similar to many foreign songs, including Kirk Franklin’s “Hosanna” (2002) and Tamia’s “Officially Missing You” (2004), raising questions about whether Kim plagiarized those songs.

Park has previously faced multiple accusations of plagiarism with songs such as, “What is Dance,” sung by Ryang-Hyun Ryang-Ha, and “2DT,” sung by the Wonder Girls, but this is the first time he is facing legal action.

Source: Hannah Kim @ JoongAng Daily


Viewers of SBS’s “Paradise Ranch” have been getting antsy ever since it was revealed through still cuts that the lead couple would be spending the night together in today’s episode.

In the drama’s seventh episode, ‘Lee Daji’ and ‘Han Dongju’ end up spending the night together by throwing a special party for just the two of them in celebration of ‘Daji’ receiving her first consent form for the ranch.

The next day, ‘Daji’ unexpectedly wakes up in the arms of ‘Dongju’ and finds herself in an awkward situation after realizing that she stood up her date with ‘Seo Yunho’ as well.

Check out the full episode at 8:50 PM KST on February 14th.

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my highlighting has been never sucked as that before

Yoon Eun Hye HelloTV Interview: “Person Makes the Person”

Sympathy, Communion, Immersion For The Sake Of Acting

The youngest member of a girl group became a top star with a single drama.
What meaning could the hours of living the life as Go Eun Chan of MBC <1st Shop of Coffee Prince> have for her?
When we met her during the filming of a movie, , she was still exuding the scent of Eun Chan. Tender while seemingly easy-going and feminine while seemingly energetic, but from the glaring eyes which seems to belong to someone outside of her age group, we definitely sense that something has changed. What has made her this mature?

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SNSD featured on Slant Magazine's House Playlist

Editor's Note
(from Slant Magazne): House Playlist is a series dedicated to highlighting our favorite new singles, leaked songs, and album tracks. Found something we should hear? Let us know!

Girls' Generation, "Hoot." This one may be a few months old in its native South Korea, but that doesn't keep "Hoot" from being one of the best discoveries of 2011 on this side of the Pacific. The best K-Pop singles take a truly fearless approach to appropriating different genres for fun and profit, and "Hoot" starts off as a bit of jagged guitar pop as forceful and catchy as any of Max Martin's productions for Kelly Clarkson. But the song shifts its focus to the dance floor once the multi-tracked percussion loops kick in. The layered rhythm arrangement works with the song's overall conceit, which finds the girls giving an overdue brushoff to an acid-tongued boyfriend. His poison-tipped arrows are the "trouble, trouble, trouble" of the simple-is-better hook, and the group's cheerleading-squad-as-girl-group structure gives their off-you-go message its own built-in support group. The choice of violent imagery belies the apparent sweetness of the group's nine members and the single's simply massive hooks, but it's a perfect fit with the James Bond guitar figure that runs throughout. As far as 007 motifs doubling as pop songs go, "Hoot" fully holds its own alongside Britney Spears's "Toxic."

Jonathan Keefe

Source: Slant Magazine

Infinite taking over variety shows one Scorpion Dance victim at a time

The Scorpian dance the 7 member idol group Infinite showed on MBC ‘Saebakqwi’ is a hit.

At ‘Saebakqwi’ which aired on the 12th, Infinite’s Sungyeol and Sungjong’s ‘Scorpian dance’ was broadcasted. On this day, Kim Jisun, Lee Kyungshil, Jo Hyerun and other guests who were fascinated by the powerful ‘scorpian dance’ came to the front and followed the dance.

Also, it is known that Sungjong and Sungyeol recieved lots of love from their senior guests because of their bright appearances in the recording.

Source: keksprinzessin, OSEN, jaghetermary5.

Park Kyung Lim is obviously the biggest Scorpion Dance stan. Love her so much.
{superjunior} kyuhyun - grin

SJM's Mini-Album Tracklist

SJM ♫ Tracklist

1. 太完美 (Perfection)
2. 命運線 (Destiny)
3. 幸福微甜 (Love is sweet)
4. 表白 (Off my mind)
5. True Love
6. 吹一樣的風 (My all is in you)


▓ Super Junior M is releasing their new album "Perfection" to once again take on the Chinese market!
▓ Released first in Taiwan February 25, followed by all Asia!
▓ Brand new eight-person image, SJ Eunhyuk, Sungmin have been added so fans can be even more excited!
▓ Includes 35 pages of lyrics + photo booklet, as well one member's autograph card (8 kinds in total)
▓ Includes 6 brand-new Chinese songs, including HENRY and Zhou Mi's compositions "Off my mind" and "True Love," as well as "Love is Sweet," written by Jay Chou for Super Junior M

All credits to @zhouminews 
Original Source. Avex Official website
Shared on. SJ-WORLD.NET
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Shin Jung Hwan returned to SK last month plus articles on leg injury

TLTR? I made a summary at the end.

Shin Jung Hwan to return to Korea this month
posted on January 4, 2011

Shin Jung Hwan, who’s been embroiled in a gambling controversy since last year, has confirmed that he will be returning to Korea by the end of the month.

According to reports, Tak Jae Hoon has been consistently calling him and lending his support while persuading him to return. Shin Jung Hwan eventually agreed and told him that he’d be entering Korea by the end of the month.

Tak Jae Hoon previously sent him a video message through SBS’s “Night by Night,” stating, “There are a lot of people worried for you, so please come back and explain your side of the situation.”

Source: Ex Sports News via Daum, akp

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Source: Korean Herald, The Chosunilbo, kpoplive

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Source: KBS Global, kpoplive

Articles concerning his leg injuries (in chronological order):
1. Shin Jung Hwan apologizes, reveals his leg condition (AKP)
2. Shin Jung Hwan hospitalized again for his leg (AKP)
3. Shin Jung Hwan is recovering from a successful surgery (AKP)
4. Shin Jung Hwan’s post-op condition reported to be quite serious (AKP via omona)

Long story short:
SJH finally comes back to SK on Jan 19 after some convincing from a friend. Once he gets to the airport, he apologizes, shows reporters his leg injury (pictures in links) and then turns himself in to authorities, apparently accepting all accusations during the 8 hours he was at the station. He could face up to 3 years in prison and/or a fine of 20 million won.

He is later hospitalized a second time - SJH broke his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2009 and had to be hospitalized back then too. Turns out the metal rod in his leg from back then broke which is why he had to undergo surgery but everyone was focused on the break in his leg so no one noticed his ankle injury right away... and now his leg could be screwed for life. Ok? Ok!

Saw a bunch of confused comment-ers in the other post so I thought this would clear a bunch of things up.

MBLAQ's Seungho takes over rapping for "Stay", remains sexy while doing so.

MBLAQ has been performing as a four member group on the last music shows since Mir is recovering after a surgery on his back.

With the lack of one member the rest of the group has to work harder in order to deliver a perfect performance. They need to rearrange their choreography and sing the lines of the missing member.

MBLAQ’s leader Seung Ho has take the responsibility of replacing Mir. Seung Ho is usually in charge of vocals in the groups, while Mir shares the rapping parts with Cheon Dung.

Seung Ho has impressed everyone with his great skills and charming performance on the stage, turning Mir’s absence into a new discovery for the fans.

J. Tune Camp has reported that Mir will comeback after he has fully recovered.

Sources: Newsen, Choi Yoori@AbsoluteMBLAQ, GoKpop

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Sources: UnknownCarrot170, CrazyCarrot270

this makes up for his fatface \o/