April 15th, 2012

laughing sehun

Jaejoong finally able to be on TV with BFF Hyunjoong

Jaejoong's cut on Kim Hyunjoong's MBC documentary.

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credit: JjYcJs1

Trans: Me

Note: This is just a rough translation, but it pretty much goes that way. Please understand the OP, it's 2:30am and I can't sleep again so I decided to test my Korean skillz once more and translate this. Plus, Jae looks so fine here, it's hard not to share this perfection. lol

see what life is like on jupiter & mars

IU shows LOEN who's in charge + recent CFs/photoshoots

LOEN Entertainment has finally released their long-awaited episode 1 of "2012 LOEN TV" featuring IU in Japan. The video was first posted on LOEN’s official Twitter account on April 13th and has already drawn in over 50,000 views.

However, upon watching the video, IU expressed her dissatisfaction with the video content by posting several tweets to LOEN, "Excuse me, Mr. Loen. Why is Loen TV so short? There have been a lot of changes over the past two years, but why is the screen quality the same for Loen TV? Didn’t I mention that we should get better camcorders~"

Shortly after, LOEN's official Twitter account tweeted back to the singer saying, "Hul… Ms. IU, we promise we'll return with a longer duration and a better screen quality~ If you set it as 720p for now… The quality will be a little… A little better… We’ll work harder to become a better Loen TV!!"

Fans were amused by the conversation between the agency and the artist commenting, "The two are so cute", "IU’s the best.. Even her agency can’t say anything back to her", "This is funny", "The agency’s reaction is hilarious", and more.

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via akp/IU's twitter/loen twitter/iuloen

Yoo Seung Ho & IU for G by Guess

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via g by guess blog/WHI/iubunny

IU sings new theme song + becomes new CF model for Nongshim Slurp Noodles
"Love is Hooroorook"

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via emochiiwu/iubunny

IU & ZE:A's Siwan star in Samsung Wave 3 mini-drama
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via EmpireKidLovee (1/2/3/4)

IU appointed as new model for cosmetics brand "The Saem"
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via Saem online/WHI1/WHI2

Yoo Seung Ho doesn't have a tag? :(
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The year 1977 was probably really hot

Who is 36 years old in the entertainment business?

A post recently came up on an online community website of actors Kang Ji-hwan, So Ji-sub, Won Bin, Ji Seong and other stars born in the year 1977. They are all born in the same year of the Snake and have beautiful visuals despite the age over mid-30.

Kang Ji-hwan who debuted with the 2004 musical "Grease", covered up his late debut with dramas "Capital Scandal", "Hong Gil-dong" and others. So Ji-sub, Korea's representative 'chic guy' can say "Sorry, I Love You" is one of his best dramas yet. The two also starred in the movie "Rough Cut" together as well.

Won Bin achieved popularity closer to a syndrome with the drama "Autumn in my Heart" and placed himself as a talented actor with the movies "The Man From Nowhere" and "Mother - 2009". Ji Seong did an outstanding job in the dramas, "New Heart" and "Royal Family".

Those who have seen the pictures say, "What happened in the year 1977", "They are all so good looking and talented", "They are stars indeed" and more.

Source : nate
Credit translation : Hancinema


Seoul in dilemma over NK rocket debris

By Lee Tae-hoon

South Korea has decided not to make public the results of its ongoing operation to retrieve debris from North Korea’s failed rocket launch that has brought humiliation to new leader Kim Jong-un, multiple sources said Sunday. They said that Seoul remains cautious on revealing the details of its hunt for rocket debris to avoid provoking Pyongyang which warned early this month of “ruthless’ retaliation against any attempt to recover components of its rocket.

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Source: Koreatimes
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TAHITI featured on MTV's reality show "TA-DAH"

Upcoming girl group TAHITI will be making their first appearance on MTV's reality show "TA-DAH" starting this weekend.

Set to be making their debut in June, MTV's "TA-DAH" will feature the new group which is set to air in eight countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Phillipines starting on April 14th. The news was confirmed by DS Entertainment on April 13th.

According to the show's promoter, the show will be in a format of a sitcom where the members play the role of cloned humans from animal genes. The members' characters will start adapting to the new society as normal people. The representative went on to reveal, "It's a whole new concept of a reality program that stars idol groups."

It was also revealed that the group will be making their debut with a single album, but there have been no confirmations about their first official performance yet.

Source: 10asiae & koreaboo
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netizens learn the meanings behind the names of girl groups

The meaning behind the girl groups’ names has become the latest topic of conversation.

Recently, on the online community forums, a post titled ‘the girl groups’ names’ explains the names of girl groups, including SNSD, Wonder Girls, KARA and 4minute.
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Source: Star FN News & kpopseven

NK rolls out new long-range missile

By Kim Young-jin

North Korea rolled out what appeared to be a new ballistic missile, Sunday, as the impoverished state marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder Kim Il-sung with a massive military parade. The unveiling came after the North’s young and untested leader Kim Jong-un vowed to proceed with his late father Kim Jong-il’s “military-first” policy in his first public speech.

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source: koreatimes
{film}: prelude to death

Police confirm that Open World Ent.’s CEO forced male idols to sexually harass trainees

On April 15th, Kangnam police confirmed, what was previously reported, that Open World Entertainment‘s CEO had indeed ordered male idol group members to participate in the sexual harassment of six of his trainees.

Police revealed that the CEO could face several charges of gang rape, and that investigations also revealed that he had indeed ordered his male idol groups to participate in the abuse.

Officials of the police stated, “Since the end of 2010, the CEO sexually harrassed six trainees over 10 times. In the process, he had also ordered male idol groups members under his own agency to harrass them as well.

The police have currently launched additional investigations into the case and are discussing the charges to be made against the male idol group members.

Police continued, “We believe that the CEO had not used violence or threats to force the male idols into committing such acts, but rather his status and power. We will have to continue our investigations on whether there was such compliance at the actual scene.

As previously reported, police have confiscated CCTV videos and phone conversation recordings and currently have a considerable amount of evidence against the CEO.

Sources: allkpop + Naver
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Tourists flock to S.Korea surgeons seeking celebrity looks

Joo Kwon, the founder of CEO of JK Plastic Surgery Center, pictured at his office in Seoul, last month. Chinese are packing Joo's centre -- one of the country's largest -- and many other clinics, lured by the looks of South Korean entertainers who have taken Asia by storm.

It was in the mid-2000s when South Korean plastic surgeon Joo Kwon noticed a trickle of Chinese women walking into his clinic, even though he hadn't advertised overseas.

"They somehow found a way to the clinic... and nearly all of them said they want the face of Lee Young-Ae," Joo said, referring to a top South Korean actress who starred in the pan-Asian hit drama "Jewel in the Palace".

The trickle has now turned into a flood of Chinese packing Joo's JK Plastic Surgery Centre -- one of the country's largest -- and many other clinics, lured by the looks of South Korean entertainers who have taken Asia by storm.
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Source: bangkokpost
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S. Korea police chief resigns amid outrage over murder

South Korea's national police chief resigned Monday amid criticism over authorities' handling of an emergency call from a woman who was later found murdered.

Cho Hyun-oh, commissioner of the National Police Agency, issued an apology, acknowledging "police incompetence and carelessness."

A woman in her 20s called police the night of April 1, saying she was being raped, according to authorities in the city of Suwon, south of Seoul. She gave police details as to her whereabouts, using a nearby school and playground as landmarks.
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Source: cnn
lee hi // bbgurl

120415 Inkigayo

ETA: SBS wiped off the links guys, I tried looking for new links but they're all deleted. Sorry :\

ETA2: Torrent links removed upon mod request

This is SBS' official channel for Inkigayo: http://www.youtube.com/user/SBSMusic1/featured. The videos are posted there but they're unavailable at the moment (yeah idgi either). You can try your luck in a couple of hours maybe the videos will all be accessible by then.

This week's winner

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Sources: akp | shu35151224 | CNTLU (unlisted)

aww yeahh Triple Crown!
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Corrupt and incompetent

Tragedy casts doubt on role of police

Victim: Please help me. I’m being raped by a stranger. It is the attacker’s house located between the public ground and elementary school. … Please hurry!

Police: Are you really saying that you’re being raped? … Can you give us more details about the location again? … Do you know who he is? … Please give us the address one more time.

Could anyone believe this kind of conversation went on for nearly two minutes between a police dispatcher and a woman in the face of an impending rape-murder crime? Yet that’s exactly what happened in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, last Sunday.
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Source: koreatimes
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Gary reunites with Song Ji Hyo as the “Monday couple” on ‘Running Man’?

On the April 15th episode of SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘, Gary and Song Ji Hyo were able to briefly reunite as the “Monday couple” after two months.

After news hit that Song Ji Hyo was dating the CEO of her entertainment company, the “Monday couple” seemed to have died away. Gary and Song Ji Hyo were partnered together for this week’s couple race, however, the two couldn’t help but notice the awkward atmosphere.

As the two drove their way to the fishing location for their next mission, Gary suddenly spoke up saying, Oppa is lonely these days, so I’m sure we’ll be able to catch a lot of fish,” causing Song Ji Hyo to laugh at his cheesy comment.

Instead of driving to their designated location, they stopped by at a supermarket. When Song Ji Hyo asked if she could buy anything she wanted to eat, Gary seems to have been secretly longing for the “Monday couple” as he replied,I’ll buy you anything you want to eat. In return, start over with me! However, when they got on the canoe for a mission, the two began to quarrel causing Gary to erupt in anger shouting, Let’s break up!

Netizens couldn’t help but laugh at his hilarious remarks commenting, “He changes his mind too quickly” and “I would’ve accepted Gary.”

Source : Bnt News via Nate
Credit Translation : Allkpop

I love Gary <3.

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Disabled Sold as Slaves on Fishing Boats, Gang Arrested

Korean netizens expressed shock and outrage when news of disabled people being taken from their families and used as slaves in various locations around Jeolla was revealed by the maritime police.

Tens of mentally-disabled people were sold into forced labour on farms on remote islands around North and South Jeolla provinces after having been invited to “earn some money”. Most were put on fishing boats, suffering forced labour as slaves, and were exploited for money. One of the victims had been worked to the bone for almost thirty years, and had never received a penny. When the article was reposted on the popular internet portal site Daum it attracted hundreds of comments within a matter of hours.

The article noted that on April 9, the Korean maritime police arrested a gang of eleven people; six were detained on suspicion of kidnapping and enticement, including a Mr. A (47), while a further five people, including a Mr. B (45) were taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting the crimes of Mr. Lee.
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Source: koreabang
The article had more comments from daum. But then this post would be huge. So go to the original source if you want to read the rest


JYJ Junsu is working on his first solo album which will be released in May. Further there will be songs composed by JYJ members. Start with Seoul concert on May 19, 20, he will have Asia tour till July. (Thailand, Macao, Taiwan, Indonesia, Shanghai for now) Plus!! Junsu’s studio photo will be uploaded on facebook at two o’clock. Give him a huge support!

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Source: SYC & JYJ's Facebook & @dlwpdldhkdlwp

Wearing sunglasses while taking a shower? Story of Lee Minwoo's life

(OP note: the segment appears in 00:25-02:15 and 03:37-05:09.)

Shinhwa member, Lee Minwoo recently revealed his strange habit while taking a shower.

On the April 14th broadcast of JTBC's Shinhwa Show, the members brought the cameras into their personal lives and showed their true sides. On this broadcast, the members were given a mission by the show staff to act like their normal selves for a week.

Through a small interview session, Lee Minwoo expressed, "I was really happy when I heard that we could reveal our personal and private lives that we hid until now. I've always wanted to show it once."

As soon as Minwoo walked inside his home, he started taping himself with a portable handheld cam recorder. "Do you want to see my eyes? However, I can't show you my eyes tonight. It's because I have this habit when I take a shower. That is taking a shower with sunglasses. Occasionally, I wear sunglasses while taking a shower", he told.

When asked why he wears a sunglass, Minwoo hilariously answered, "It's because my body shines so bright [aka my body is too hot/beautiful]". Moments later, Minwoo apologized for his joke and truthfully told, "Sorry. To be honest, the fog covers the shades and irritates my eyes. I would never recommend taking a shower with sunglasses to anyone."

Source: video - SERA0216, article - nateallkpop

Kahi attends TVXQ's Tokyo Dome concert

After School's Kahi has shown interest in TVXQ, as she recently posted on her Twitter that she attended TVXQ's concert in Tokyo!

On April 14th, Kahi tweeted, "I just came back from TVXQ's concert at the Tokyo Dome. It was such an awesome concert!! I realized so many things! I still have a dream. I'm the type of person who can't work without responsibility and commitment. I want to live life to the fullest with commitment. It's because there are those who respect me as an artist, that I try my best."

It looks like Kahi had a blast at TVXQ's ongoing, TVXQ LIVE TOUR 2012 and found some free time to enjoy her life. This new experience seems to have helped her take a step back from her intense work schedule and analyze her life, helping her to remember her rookie spirit and re-set her life goals and dreams.

Netizens complimented Kahi's thoughtful response and responded, "Unnie, you are awesome! I'm always cheering you on! fighting!", "What is your dream?" and "You came to the Tokyo Dome? I wish I attended too!"

Source: allkpop
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Friend of Rapist Becomes Police Officer, Netizens Disgusted

Following the police failure in the handling of the Suwon Torso Murder Incident, another case has emerged in Miryang, a small town in Gyeongsang province, leading many netizens to suggest that the Korean police system needs to undergo serious reforms.

Since April 10th, the Miryang police station website has been overwhelmed by messages from enraged netizens after it was revealed that a high-school student involved with the “Miryang gang rape” case in 2004 has become a police officer there.

In the “Miryang gang rape” incident, which took place in Miryang city in 2004, two middle school students were gang raped repeatedly for about 12 months by a group of 44 (some unofficial estimates are as high as 80-90) high school students. Sadly, the police failed to protect the identity of the victims, used allegedly humiliating investigations techniques, and on several occasions were accused of insulting the victims and their families –– blaming them for the incident. Lastly, as many of the assailants were from rich influential local families, most of them got away with a warning and allegedly continue to live normal lives.
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Source: koreabang

Ivy opens up about her painful hiatus

On April 14th, reporters of KBS 2TV's Entertainment Relay visited the set of Ivy's comeback music video filming and sat down for a heartfelt interview discussing her return.

Ivy began, I went through a lot of pain during my break... I finally feel like I'm living life now that I'm out. Since I was on hiatus for so long, I missed the stage a lot and wanted people to hear my songs. My hiatus just felt so long."

She continued, "I watched all of the music programs every week. Since I had nothing else to do, I would just watch TV all day. Once I turned it off, I felt so pathetic as I sat there on the sofa. I would think to myself, "I should be on that screen...". The industry these days is largely focused on idol singers, so it was disappointing to see that there weren't many solo artists promoting."

For the past two years and six months, Ivy has gone through several obstacles like her lawsuit with her company. When asked how she dealt with the rumors that surrounded her, she replied calmly, "I think it's something that any celebrity has to go through at some point in their career."

Tearing up at the thought of her family having to undergo the same pain, she continued, "My father learned how to work the internet and read the hateful replies about me. I didn't know what to do then. The pain my family received was greater than my own. It's because of my family that I'm able to make my comeback, as they were my biggest source of strength."

Source: naverallkpop
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bringing back an old gif from 2009, i feel like we should use this more

If yall remember we had that rule about not allowing Hanggeng news (whatever happened to that guy?) into the community. Just to remain consistent with our rules, should the rule be extended with EXO-M when they're doing activities in China? YOU DECIDE! even though we already know yall will want them since they seem to be omona's new fave