June 4th, 2012

Yoochun fantasizes about having a daughter


On June 4th, JYJ‘s Yoochun was interviewed at a restaraunt in Kangnam, in which he shockingly revealed, “I really love daughters. My mother and I seriously considered adopting a younger sister.”
During the start of the interview, Yoochun could not conceal his excitement at the mention of Kim So Hyun, the child actress who played the young Sena on SBS‘s ‘Rooftop Prince‘. Yoochun stated, “She is so cute. I want a younger sister or daughter like her. I really do love daughters.”

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Source: AKP & Newsen
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Vietnamese singer copies HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” music video concept


HyunA‘s “Bubble Pop” proved its extreme international popularity as a Vietnamese singer has been receiving much attention, after copying the concept of HyunA’s “Bubble Pop”. Previously, a Chinese artist had imitated HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” music video, and now Vietnamese singer Bao Thi has followed suit with her music video.
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Source: Allkpop, Sports Chosun via Nate, wat.tv
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North Korea Threatens South Korean Media

KBS World Radio News Reports:

Anchor: The North Korean military has threatened to strike down South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and South Korean media companies for criticizing the North's celebration of the Korean Children's Union. Our Kim Soyon has the story.

Report: The General Staff of the North’s Korean People's Army says South Korea must apologize over recent critical remarks or face a military strike.

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported the General Staff’s ultimatum on Monday, which threatened retaliation against the South Korean president and media firms for criticizing celebrations under way in Pyongyang to mark the 66th founding anniversary of the North’s Korean Children's Union.

The General Staff said the South has been mobilizing media outlets, including the Chosun Ilbo, JoongAng Ilbo and Dong-A Ilbo and broadcasters KBS, CBS, MBC and SBS, since last Tuesday to denounce the celebration. It said the South is engaged in a new wicked act to disparage the North’s supreme dignity.

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Sources: KBS World  and NHK
Donghae Lee - Super Junior M

First Official Photo from the Set of Channel's A New Drama, "Miss Panda and Porcupine"



The first sweet and romantic still of Yoon Seung Ah and Donghae in their drama Panda and Hedgehog has been released.

The Channel A rom-com is about a "patisserie named Ko Seung-ji (Lee Dong-hae) who has been an orphan since young and always has his guard on like a porcupine until he meets the peaceful and easygoing Pan Da-yang (Yoon Seung Ah), owner of ‘Cafe Panda’."

Panda and Hedgehog is slated to have a July premiere.

Source: HanCinema


I've included a 2nd article that contains more information under the cut:


Photo by | Ryan Fish, Wi-Tree Media

Super Junior's Donghae and actress Yoon Seung Ah will star together for Channel A’s “Miss Panda and Mr. Porcupine” drama (produced by Ryan Fish production/representative Song Hae Seong). The filming and setting of the drama was revealed.

Donghae in “Miss Panda and Mr. Porcupine” will establish a visual genius like a porcupine. Seung Ah will be a carefree cafe owner. The cake will eventually continue to draw like a sweet love.Collapse )

[Some parts of the article were omitted by the translator.]
Source: Donga and heesunnie17

OP comment: Erm, I'm not sure if the official translation is supposed to be Porcupine or Hedgehog, but I like Porcupine better since it creates a nice alliteration with Panda... also, "Donghae in 'Miss Panda and Mr. Porcupine' will establish a visual genius like a porcupine." Not really seeing the porcupine/hedgehog hair. IDK, to me, his hair looks about on par with his A-Cha hairstyle. But will not lie, am excited for this. After Skip Beat ended, I missed me some DramaHae. His hair in the new drama looks like this, no?
come to the dark side

SHINee's Leader Onew joins Twitter?



May 30 - 31: A Lee Jinki with the username @tlqdjajrdjdy joined Twitter. The account was not confirmed, but it had an immense number of followers as soon as the news had spread. @tlqdjajrdjdy followed a few choreographers, dancers, coordinoonas, etc. It's been reported that he had uploaded an orange userpic, blocked some followers, locked his account, deleted his tweets, and unlocked his account again. Sometime later, the account was deleted.

June 3: A Lee Jinki with the username @skehehdanfdldi joined Twitter. It can be seen that the reason for the termination of his previous account was an attempt to change his password.

@shiningtweets is translating his tweets and replies to his mentions.



Yes! Dubu's back! :D Still not following Jjong though LOL


source + credits to @shiningtweets for translation
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[HanCinema Korea's Diary] The Korean Wave: Multiculturalism, Foreigners and Cultural Backwash...



Beijing journalists coined the term "Korean Wave" in 1999, when they noticed the ever-increasing presence of Korean entertainment in China. Since then the "Korean Wave" (or "Hallyu" as it's known in Korean) has swelled not only to include a wide range of Korea's cultural exports (such as music, films and dramas), but also to take on the responsibility of spearheading Korea's image on the world stage. This phenomenon is largely concerned with Korea's cultural exports and it is responsible for Korea's recent economic growth as the country continues to climb the ranks of our globalised world.

Korea is one of the most ethnically homogenous societies in the world, and underscoring that description, you will find the inherent need to protect and maintain cultural objects as they pertain to Korea's global and local identity. The Korean Wave is the product of the country's position within modern society as the process of globalisation continues to evolve and infiltrate our social existence. Korea's current social, economic, and political climates have converged on the issue of the Korean Wave; and the result has been a tremendous boost for the country's economic well-being and the construction of a its image that, for the most part, appears desirable and is one that its citizens can be proud of.


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Cr : -C.J Wheeler (chriscjw@gmail.com)
Source : Hancinema

Park Ji Sung and others attend IU's concert + 'Real Fantasy' concert articles


Soccer player Park Ji Sung kept the promise he made to IU.

IU held her first solo concert ‘Real Fantasy‘ on June 3rd at Kyung Hee University’s Peace Hall and Park Ji Sung was present. The reason Park Ji Sung came was because he made a promise with IU on SBS’ ‘Running Man‘.

At the start of the second half of her concert, IU said, “There is a very special guest present today in the audience. We met through SBS ‘Running Man’ and I asked him to come to my concert and I am very grateful that he came.

Park Ji Sung was then surprised when he was suddenly shown on the electronic display board. He was initially shocked, but then smiled and waved.

Netizens who heard Park Ji Sung went to IU’s concert commented saying, “Did you give up on the Mysterious Park Ji Sung? He has great manners,I guess Park Ji Sung is an uncle fan too“, ”I would be so nervous if Park Ji Sung was present at my concert“, and “A successful fan“.

On another note, other celebrity guests present at her concert were 2AMRa.DHeo Gyung Hwan, and Lee Seung Ki.

Source: Newsen via Nate + akp


IU's solo concert makes everyone anticipate her future

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Translation: -Hope @ weheartiu
Source: http://news.kukinews...338768497&cp=nv


IU keeps her promise and invites a taxi driver to her concert

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Source: Economy Today and Im Leetaek's twitter


Nicole attends IU's 'Real Fantasy' solo concert

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Source: Nicole’s Twitter + akp

2AM and Lee Seung Gi taken aback by IU's concert
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Photo credit: Loen Entertainment
Source: mnetglobal
Reporter : Park, HyunMin (gato@cj.net)
[Copyright CJ E&M Entertainment Portal enewsWorld, All Rights Reserved]


credit: kpopcorngifs

hope this turned out okay! (got an error msg the first time, so i'm trying again just in case)

Captivating Jihyun vs. Chic Gayoon



Nam Jihyun's captivating selca has become a hot topic and her fellow member Gayoon's photoshoot, overflowing with her chic charm has been released.

On May 30th, Jihyun uploaded a picture onto her Twitter with a short caption, "Yesterday's 'The Show'". In the photo, Jihyun's long wavy hair hangs down as she looks into the camera with a sweet stare, giving an unique charm.

On the other hand, Heo Gayoon shows off her chic charm in her charismatic photoshoot with Fast magazine. Heo Gayoon is known amongst idols for her body and that perfect body is brought to light even more with this chic concept.

On the set of the photoshoot, she participated in styling, concept tuning and showed a professional side. Despite the shoot being late at night, she worked hard till the end and displayed an enduring appearance. That day it is said that the photographer and staff all gave Heo Gayoon a standing ovation for her work.

The netizens commented on Jihyun's captivating selca and Gayoon's chic photoshoot, "Very mature and pure, they're very pretty. Hopefully they do more activities in the future." and "Heo Gayoon shows something different."



Sources | 4MF | BNT News
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U-Kiss new mini album is out (+ new concept photos)



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sources:
fuckyeahukiss on tumblr 1
fuckyeahukiss on tumblr 2
fuckyeahukiss on tumblr 3
fuckyeahukiss on tumblr 4 + nate (they didnt link the exact source)
bugs
kairu3 on twitter
ukisskorea on twitter
fuckyeahukiss on tumblr 5 + u-kiss' fancafe
AsianDreamAudio on youtube

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AJ i love you but believe is meh. Te Amo would have been a better title track. idk whats going on with u-kiss, can they just go back to ryan jhun and jd relic, i want songs like neverland/tick tack/forbidden love again :( dora dora was already a mess and this mini is also meh.. :(
and mods the twitter sources are for the concept pics (fyukiss linked to them).
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G-Dragon, Kangta, BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung Make Astounding Figures from Royalties

It was revealed on SBS’s “Good Morning” show that Big Bang’s G-Dragon, Kangta, and BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung make an astounding sum from royalties alone. Among idols, BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung places third in royalty income. On last year’s July 13 broadcast of MBC’s “Golden Fishery: Radio Star,” Yong Jun Hyung was established as the highest earning member of BEAST due to his songwriting.

On the show, Yong Jun Hyung was asked whether the royalties for his songwriting was a comfortable amount, to which he answered “to the point it’s overwhelming”. Yong Jun Hyung currently has 29 songs registered with the Korea Music Copyright Association (KMCA).



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Source: Soompi

Idol members pick the idol friendships they are most envious of

Weekly Idol‘ revealed the idol friendships that other idols in the industry are most envious of.

During a recent shoot for an upcoming episode of ‘Weekly Idol’, top idol stars selected a few of the most envied idol friendships including one between Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk & JYJ‘s Junsu, SHINee‘s Taemin & EXO-K‘s Kai, SHINee’s ONEW & MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon, and more.

Many, regardless of gender or age, were envious of the friendship between miss A‘s Suzy and the nation’s little sister IU, remarking that they too would like to become close to the two.

But the friendship that received the most votes was the one between 4minute‘s HuynA and G.NA, who is drawing interest for her new song “2HOT‘.

The episode airs June 6th at 6PM KST on MBC.

Source & Image : SportsWorld via Nate, TVReport via Nate akp

so omona, who are your favourite kpop friendships? D;

Daniel Padilla Nods

2NE1 & SNSD ON 25 SEXIEST INTERNATIONAL SINGERS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

These days, American radio is saturated with Carly Rae Jepsen, Rihanna and other female superstars who are probably under the age of 25. Not that we’re complaining, but once you find yourself mouthing the lyrics to “Call Me Maybe,” you know you need to start listening to something else.

After witnessing Yuna perform at SOBS for Hot 97, we knew just where to look for new material: overseas. After days of trolling the web for other sexy female artists to switch up our playlist, we compiled our own collection of new (at least, to most of us) music. If you’re looking to broaden your musical horizons, check out our list of the 25 Sexiest International Singers You’ve Never Heard Of.


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Source: Complex Music

LOLMAO my badass bbs are sexier than your bbs. 

Obligatory GIF because I just finished watching Dream High yeah I know I'm so 20LATE