June 6th, 2011

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INFINITE’s Dongwoo gets pulled off stage by an audience member



Even though there’ve been several reports of stars being injured by overzealous fans, it seems that security is still lax at festivals, as it was recently reported that INFINITE’s Dongwoo was pulled off stage.

On June 4th, INFINITE was performing “Nothing’s Over” at a public music festival when an audience member latched onto Dongwoo’s leg, dragging him off the stage. Fortunately, security managed to intervene and safely brought him back up. The members seemed unable to shake off their shock, however, as their facial expressions remained hard.

Netizens commented, “Dongwoo must’ve been so scared, how could they just pull him like that”, “Just seeing it is shocking, I can hear the screams from the crowd”, and “Even with security present, stars are still at risk. This is a problem.”

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MORE NEWS ON IMMORTAL MASTERPIECE 2

IU, Yesung, Jonghyun Drop Out of Immortal Song 2

IU, Super Junior’s Yesung, and SHINee’s Jonghyun will drop out of Immortal Song 2.

Kwon Jaeyoung PD said on 6 June, “IU, Yesung, and Jonghyun are leaving because of their busy schedules. Last episode was IU’s last, and the 3rd episode that is aired on 18 June will be the last one for Yesung and Jonghyun.”

IU, Yesung, and Jonghyun will be replace by Secret’s Song Jieun, 2PM’s Joonsu, and FT Island’s Lee Hongki.

Kwon PD added, “I’m sorry that we cannot show how the original members improve, but we think positively that this will give opportunities to more idol stars.”

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The Rule Changes For Next Immortal Song 2 Episode

Secret’s Song Jieun replaces IU. Song participated in the first round filmed under the theme “A Song I Practiced with in Trainee Days.”

Immortal Song 2 is likely to become more competitive as the rule for deciding the performing order in the second round has been modified. On last episode, the MC drew a ball with the name of the singer to perform, but from the next episode the winner in the first round will be the last performer in the second round.

The viewer rating for the first episode was 7.9% (AGB Nielsen Media Research Nationwide Ratings) to signal a successful start.

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This show is random. No one's going to keep watching if the cast keeps changing. The first episode was IU's last... >.>

KRYSTAL IS RUDE...AGAIN



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’s Krystal has been put up on the chopping block once again for her rude attitude, only this time it was on SBS’s “Kiss & Cry“.

June 5th’s episode revealed the stars’ preparation process as they geared up for their first performance. Immediately, viewers noticed an air of tension between Krystal and her trainer, Lee Dong Hoon.

 

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Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver
video: carrotshow100
celebs: snsd: my angels

sunny hospitalized for exhaustion



Sunny had to make a trip to a hospital during a Girls' Generation concert on Sunday. During a Girls' Generation performance at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Sunny reportedly collapsed due to fatigue, and was rushed to a hospital to be checked out in the middle of the concert.

However, Sunny was able to return to the arena before the girls' encore stage, and apologized for inconveniencing fans, saying, "I'm sorry you had to worry about me," while breaking down in tears:
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Sources: Nate, Nate, Nate, Nate, soshified, thekpopshrink@youtube

tbh I feel like this is just the beginning of the girls' deteriorating health due to being overworked and i'm truly, truly worried for them rn :/ D:
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[trans] SHINee Interview in Japanese Magazine ORISUTA (Oricon Style)

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-You debuted in 2008 in Korea and will start your activities in Japan. Shall we talk about the birth of SHINee as a group?

Minho: We passed an audition or were headhunted, and then practiced as SHINee for about a year before debuting in Korea.
Key: We have had our activities with this concept of contemporary band since we debuted in Korea. It means we pursue the newest trends in everything from music and dance to fashion. This part won’t change in Japan.

-Now you are entering your 4th year together. What were your first impressions of other members?

Taemin: Minho hyung has big eyes, well-defined features, and good style. So I thought he was not a Korean (laugh). He stuttered when he talked to me maybe because he’s introverted, so I thought he’s younger than me. Key hyung made a strong impression from the beginning for his showy fashion (laugh).
Key: I was showy from the beginning (laugh).

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Sources:
Orisuta scans from Tonghyun@Soompi SHINee >> Korean Translation Source: DC Shinee Gallery (sorry I can’t find the original article on this one); English translation by Jujugal@WordPress

"Trying to show as a group what we have absorbed through our antennas. We pay attention to staying future-oriented." LOL WHAT? ide
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Emiratis are captivated by Korean culture


From left, Warda Saleh, Sanaa Saoud al Hamzi, Amina Ahmed al Ansari, Hanan Khalid al Amri and Latifa Ahmad al Romaithi show off their Korean pop culture collections at a Korean restaurant in the capital.

ABU DHABI // When Korean boy bands release a new video, Warda Saleh can hardly wait the few hours for her and her three best friends to get out of class to watch it.

To avoid wasting time, the 22-year-old Emirati, a student at Zayed University, finds an empty classroom and sets up the projector so they can watch their beloved fresh-faced, spiky-haired heartthrobs on the screen together.

When one is tardy the others call them. "Odi?" they say - "where are you?" in Korean.

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Source: Carol Huang @ The National
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Exam pressure can drive S. Korea teens to suicide

The crushing pressure on South Korean teenagers to perform well in exams can leave some students so distraught they feel life just isn't worth living.

Dozens of teenagers kill themselves every year -- often around the time of an annual college entrance exam -- amid fears they didn't do well enough to enter the college of their dreams.

In one recent shocking case, a 16-year-old in the southwestern city of Mokpo doused himself with gasoline and set himself ablaze in the street.


He left a note saying he had done badly in tests and felt he had let his parents down.

The number of school-age suicides rose from 100 in 2003 to 202 in 2009, according to education ministry statistics.
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Source: channelnewsasia
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B=PASS July 2011 2PM Big Bang &more scans

B=PASS July 2011 KPOP scans

I scanned the KPOP section for some friends and i thought i would share them on here as well :)
i know the SHINee scans have been put on here, but mine dont have watermarks [none of my scans have watermarks] so i dont know if that would benefit you guys? 

feel free to repost, credit is nice so either myself or the community :)
download link at the bottom of the page 

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SBS’s “Kiss & Cry” makes broadcast schedule changes to avoid embarrassment



Although SBS’s “Kim Yuna’s Kiss & Cry” changed their broadcasting time, they once again witnessed the humiliation of having their viewer ratings drop.

On June 6th, AGB Nielson Media Research recorded the viewer ratings of the June 5th broadcast of “Kiss & Cry” as 5.7%, which is 2.5% lower than their May 29th broadcast, which came in at 8.2%.

“Kiss & Cry” was broadcast during the second segment of the “I Like Sunday” corner for the first time, as “Kiss & Cry” had previously been broadcast in the first segment at 5:20 PM. ”Kiss & Cry” was the follow-up program to “Heroes” and its time slot was switched with “Running Man“, which was originally aired during the first segment, in hopes of better ratings.
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Source: mydaily via nate & allkpop
Just cancel it already. Half of the artists don't even really have time to practise a lot
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YOU JUST MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE SHINee IN LONDON.

ELLEgirl Japan is to give away exclusive 10 sets of pair tickets to SHINee’s special concert at the Abbey Road Studios.

One of the most out-breaking boys group from South Korea, SHINee is scheduled to make their major debut in Japan on June 22nd with their single “Replay”. They are celebrating this special achievement by performing at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. EMI Music, who represents SHINee invited the group to this prestigious studio, that once inspired legends such as The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Although this event is opened only press and authorities, ELLEgirl Japan is giving out 10 sets of pair tickets to its online-readers.


SHINee JAPAN DEBUT PREMIUM RECEPTION @ Abbey Road Studios in LONDON
Date: June 19(Sun.)
Time: Time: 14:30 open / 15:00 start
Venue: Abbey Road Studio (3 Abbey Road, NW3, London NW8 0AY)
*Tickets are not for sale. Please note that you will be asked to show photo ID at the entrance.
*Applicants must be located close to London or able to travel to London at the given date.

Deadline for entries is 23:59 Japan time on Sunday, June 12.

To apply, go to https://www2.hfm.co.jp/em/enq/enq_form.php?qIds=-OKagWXCDk5N.

Source: ELLE Girl JP
Creds: jujugal@Wordpress



meh i can't apply because no chance of me getting from jeju island to london ): BUT GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ELSE! :D
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the reason Junhyung left their dorm and stayed out late




110606 [Behind Story] BEAST's Yong Junhyung, the real reason why he escaped the residence and slept elsewhere?


The reason BEAST Yong Junhyung often left the BEAST residence?
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sources:
original article from Sports Chosun; translations by poco123 @ B2STRISING
*you can only view the translations logged in B2STRISING

sincerely happy that Junhyung's making his own music; i love it when idols start becoming hands on with their work.
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Big Bang put their maknae to good use



Big Bang's youngest member, Seungri, revealed how 'Big Bang obtain phone numbers of female celebrities'.

On the aired episode of SBS's "Night After Night" on June 6th Seungri confessed it all.

Seungri said, "Big Bang put a lot of emphasis on the seniority system. From eldest to youngest they're very accurate. The hyungs say to me, "Seungri-yah go get her number". But if she is a beautiful woman the hyungs will go get her number personally instead."

He added, "I use the most straightforward way to get their number. I just say, 'Mr. G-Dragon would like to have your number'." Drawing laughter from his confession.

Source: newsen
Translated: Sammi @ ibigbang

lmao using GD's name to get numbers? why not!

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Two members of ‘After School Boys’ revealed



Pledis Entertainment previously announced that they will be holding auditions for a new idol boy group called ‘After School Boys’.

Recently, After School leader Kahi revealed two members of this upcoming group: Dongho (on the left in the video) and Jonghyun (on the right in the video). Dongho had previously appeared in After School’s ‘Play Ur Love’ music video. In the clip below, both boys laugh shyly as the camera and attention quickly turns on them in anticipation for their pending debut.

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» allkpop » ASFVariety3 on youtube
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Peruvian fans meet K-pop idols through concert videos


Fans of girl group KARA announce in this poster that they will meet at 1:30 p.m. on June 25 to celebrate the birthdays of two KARA members, Han Seung-yeon and Park Gyu-ri. The poster was displayed in a shop window at Arenales shopping mall in Lima.

LIMA ― Fans living in other parts of Asia embark on a pilgrimage to South Korea to attend their K-pop stars’ performance or meet them in person. K-pop idols conduct performances in Asian countries to reach their fans, helping them have more opportunity to interact with their stars.

Unlike Asian fans, those residing in distant countries such as Peru have fewer opportunities to meet their K-pop idols in person partly because these stars rarely perform there.

Flying to Seoul from Peru takes more than 20 hours, including several hours of downtime when transferring planes, making it difficult for Peruvian fans to visit here.

The distant star-fan relations allowed fans in Latin America to develop their own way of interacting with their idols. Fans meet in a certain venue, for example at a concert hall, on a certain day to watch their K-pop idols’ music videos or DVDs together with other like-minded people.

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Source: Kang Hyun-kyung @ The Korea Times
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22-year-old on Korea's Got Talent thinks he's not a good singer

Korea's Got Talent had a special guest for its first episode. Choi Bungsung is a 22-year-old who was left at an orphanage when he was a child. After being beaten by other kids at the orphanage, he ran away at the age of 5. He survived by selling gum and drinks on the streets. Ten years later, he was able to take tests to get his elementary and middle school degrees. The first school he went to was high school.

Although he said he wasn't that much of a singer, stating he just liked to sing because it was the first thing he liked after living on the streets for so many years, Choi Bungsung managed to get the crowd and jury's attention with his strong voice.

Korea's Got Talent is the Korean version of the talent show that started out as a British TV format. It's first episode premiered on July 4th. Actress Song Yoona, Music Director Kolleen Park, and Movie Director Jang Jin were moved by the performance and easily left comments as "I just want to hug you...", "You have an instrument in you. I'd like to have you educated," and "As you hear from audiences, you did great job."
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Source: gmldnjsroEl & koreaboo
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T-ara's Jiyeon garners hot interest for playing a Japanese Lesbian in Miss Ripley



T-ara's Jiyeon displayed her excellent Japanese skills.

On the MBC Mon-Tues drama 'Miss Ripley' episode aired on the 6th, Jiyeon came out as the daughter of the Japanese prime minister.

In the episode, she arrives in Korea but disappears into the hotel. Jang Miri (Lee Dahae's role) then roams around to find the daughter, having to solve the problem by going off to persuade her in person.

Including Jiyeon and Lee Dahae's simple Japanese conversation, Jiyeon showed her command of the Japanese language during the formal meeting as well with her lines "Hello. My greetings were late. I'm the prime minister's daughter, Yoowu. I think of it to be an honor to be invited like this to a Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange 13th anniversary charity event".

Jiyeon had also left a strong impression on the viewers with her acting as a homosexual. She earned praise for her acting for not looking awkward when she kissed her lover on the cheek in a friendly manner.

Viewers left comments such as "She seems to have studied Japanese", "The Japanese pronunciation wasn't awkward at all", "It must have not been easy for an idol to act as a homosexual but it looked natural."

DIADAM / MYDAILY