December 6th, 2012

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Hyun Bin is Back, and Stronger



A South Korean heartthrob who raises the pulse rate of so many women around Asia is back.

Actor Hyun Bin was discharged from the Marines on Thursday morning after fulfilling his 21-month of mandatory military service, an event considered so big that it was broadcast live on several national TV networks.

The headquarters of the Marines Corps in Hwasung was packed with more than 500 fans from around Asia to welcome him. They had been conveyed there on buses that were arranged by the star’s management company. Blisteringly cold temperature, – 7 Celsius or 19 Fahrenheit following Wednesdays’ big snowfall didn’t discourage the fans.

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Source: Wall Street Journal - KoreaRealTime
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Super Junior's Kim Kibum is stepping over into China.



Kim Kibum cast in leading role in his first Chinese drama

According to SM Entertainment, he’ll be playing the lead in' Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils'. The drama is based on a novel of the same name written by famous novelist Jin Yong in the 1960s. The story revolves around the ‘Eight Races’ of non-human beings in Buddhist mythology. Kibum will be playing the kind, simple prince Duan Yu from the Kingdom of Dali.

Kibum commented, “I’m honored to play such a great role in a great production. As it’s my first Chinese drama, I’m quite nervous, but I’ve discussed my character with the director (Samson Lai), and I will do my best to flawlessly portray Duan Yu’s character as best I can.”

He’ll be acting alongside Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung and Chinese actress Meng Zhang. The drama is planned to premiere in China in the latter half of 2013.


Source ALLKPOP


I'm looking forward to him but not to the dubbing that is sure to happen.
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New Year’s Dramas “Pursuing” TOP

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BIGBANG TOP to return to TV screen after 4 years

BIGBANG member cum actor TOP (Choi Seunghyun) will be facing fans as an actor for the first half of 2013. After 2009’s IRIS four years ago, he has thoughts of returning to the drama scene. Much attention has been paid to the choice of his new project. Other than The Alumni, the movie he is currently filming, Choi Seunghyun has received 3 to 4 offers to act in dramas and movies which will be aired in the first half of next year, landing him in happy troubles.

TOP has earned good reviews from acting in dramas with the twenties and thirties as target audience. The news of TOP co-starring with Kim Tae Hee in the drama ‘Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love’ airing next March has become a hot topic recently. Although it seems like the possibility of that happening is low, there is consideration of other new projects which are of romantic comedy nature.

Someone from a certain drama production company revealed, “There are many instances where the plot outline is written with TOP as the main character right from the planning stage. From what I know, as TOP is a popular actor equipped with outstanding acting skills, there are more than 4 dramas listing him as a possible candidate to be the main character.

With regards to this, YGE expressed that, “Currently, there are no decisions being made. We are still looking for the character that is most suitable for TOP. The BIGBANG world tour will continue until end of January while The Alumni is done with 70% of filming. We will wait till these end before deciding.”

Source: BBupdates, sports.donga.com, 乖乖
Translation by: mspinkmint@tumblr
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X-5 leaves Open World Entertainment + member Ghun enlists into military

Boy group X-5, who made their debut in 2011, is said to have ended their contracts with their agency, Open World Entertainment.

A source close to the group revealed on the 5th that “all the members of X-5 were released from their contracts 2~3 months ago without any conditions.

The group debuted with their album ‘Xenos‘ last year and caught attention with their stage manners and their impressive tall heights as the tallest boy group in the industry. Since then the group had been promoting going back and forth between Korea, Japan, and China.

However, with the Open World Entertainment CEO’s crimes of sexual assault against female trainees coming to light, the boys had no choice but to stop their activities.

While the group was on hiatus, it turns out leader Ghun has enlisted in the army. According to the source, Ghun is said to have quietly enlisted on December 4th to begin his two years of service.

The source stated, “Last week, before Ghun left, he said his farewells to those around him. With his heart feeling perplexed with the events that have taken place, he wanted to get the issue of military service over with.

Thus, the future of X-5 is currently uncertain. On the issue of breaking up, the source commented, “It’s a little too early to comment about that.

The members and their parents are thinking towards the direction of having them continue to all promote together… Their former agency has also allowed them to continue using their group name,” the source added.

Source: Star News | akp

so I guess at this rate we're never going to find out who the male idols were who also sexually assaulted the female trainees. ugh :(
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King Kong Entertainment actors participate in the ‘Save the Polar Bears’ campaign


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The actors and actresses of King Kong Entertainment will be collaborating with the ‘Joanne Bear Museum‘ in Jeju Island to raise awareness for the ‘Save the Polar Bears‘ campaign.

Kim Sun Ah, Sung Yuri, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Bum, Park Min Young, Lee Chung Ah, Lee Jin, Lee Kwang Soo and more will be taking time off of their busy schedules to come together as one in an effort to save the polar bears, who are currently at risk for extinction due to changing climate conditions.

The campaign is hoping to see positive promotional results through their help. Director Oh of ‘Joanne Bears’ stated, “I was so touched to hear that the King Kong Entertainment artists would be participating in the campaign to help save the polar bears. I’m grateful that they agreed to such a project without hesitation. Raising awareness with the public is one of the most important goals of any campaign, and we hope that our efforts will bring us one step closer to preserving the polar bears.

CEO Lee Jin Sung of King Kong Entertainment added, “I’m proud that our artists are being given an opportunity to come together as one for such a good cause. I hope that more people will learn about the plight of the polar bears and help out with greater interest.”

The stuffed polar bear doll will be sold through the museum in Jeju Island as well as their online website, ‘Joanne Factory’, with proceeds being donated to environmental organizations.

source: akp

posting for polar bears♥ and Lee Kwang Soo♥
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How Psy makes his money

AS Gangnam Style gallops toward 1 billion views on YouTube, the first Asian pop artist to capture a massive global audience has gotten richer click by click.

So too have his agent and his grandmother. But the money from music sales isn't flowing in from the rapper's homeland South Korea or elsewhere in Asia.

With one song, 34-year-old Park Jae-sang - better known as PSY - is set to become a millionaire from YouTube ads and iTunes downloads, underlining a shift in how money is being made in the music business. An even bigger dollop of cash will come from TV commercials.

From just those sources, PSY and his camp will rake in at least $US7.9 million ($7.6 million) this year, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of publicly available information and industry estimates. But for online music sales in South Korea, he'll earn less than $US60,000.

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Analysts say Gangnam Style alone will not be enough to propel PSY into the ranks of musicians such as Adele and may not even be enough to make him the top-grossing K-pop star. That will depend largely on his upcoming album, which PSY said will be released in March.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/psy-gets-rich-gangnam-style/story-e6frfn09-1226530945547#ixzz2EEU8LLuk

sorry about mucking it up first time mods 8-)
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More Details Revealed for Wonder Girls’ Sunye’s Wedding



As her wedding date approaches, more details about Wonder Girls’ Sunye special day are made public. According to reports in local news agencies, Sunye’s January wedding will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul. 2AM‘s Jo Kwon, well-known to be a close friend of Sunye and a JYP Entertainment labelmate, is reported to lead her entourage.

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Wonder Girls’ Sunye’s Wedding To Be At Hotel Instead Of Church

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source: soompi (1, 2)
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100% releases “Guy Like Me” + video greeting


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100% has released their newest song, ”Guy Like Me”!

As previously reported, The song is a continuation of the “boy” or “guy” series, following after their previous track, ”Bad Boy“. Different from their previous release, this new song explores the softer side of the boys as it is a ballad.

After raising anticipation with their various teasers, the group has unveiled the full song, so check it out below along with a video greeting from the boys who comment that this new song is a “perfect ballad for the winter”.

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source: akp

the song is really nice! it's a ballad but it's not boring or slow. I love it♥
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ZE:A reveals “Beautiful Lady” MV


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ZE:A has released a special ballad titled “Beautiful Lady” as gift for their fans who have supported them all throughout the years.

The group has always been active with dance songs, but ZE:A has changed things up with a soft, ballad song. It is the first time in their 3 years that they have released a ballad as a title song, and the song emphasizes main vocal Kevin‘s distinguished singing skills.

Check out the MV featuring scenes from ‘The Romantic & Idol‘ with member Hyungsik and 4minute‘s Jihyun.
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Zia releases video teaser for “One Year” starring Siwan, Bang Yong Guk, and Baro


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Soloist ZIA, aptly nicknamed the ‘Queen of Ballads’, will be returning to her fans in time for the year-end ceremonies with a new mini-album release on December 10th.

Having featured ZE:A‘s Siwan in her music video for the pre-release track ‘Tears Fall‘ last month, which served as a teaser for her upcoming music video of her title track “One Year“, ZIA has also brought in idols B.A.P‘s Bang Yong Guk and B1A4‘s Baro.

Loen Entertainment previously stated, “ZIA’s new album ‘ANEMONE‘ will bring joy to the ears of listeners with plenty of high quality ballad songs. We ask for your love and interest.”

source: akp

Bang Yong Guk looks so good;;;;;
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Nominees for the GDA revealed

The 27th Golden Disk Awards' nominees have been revealed:

[Disk Album Award]
The Golden Disk Album Award is presented to the most popular artist and album based on the album sales figure for the year and the ratings from the judges.

  • 4Minute - Volume Up
  • B1A4 - B1A4 I (IGNITION)
  • BEAST - Midnight Sun
  • BIG BANG - ALIVE
  • Busker Busker - Busker Busker the 1st official album
  • CNBLUE - Ear Fun - 3rd Mini Album
  • EXO - MAMA the 1st Mini Album
  • f(x) - Electric Shock the 2nd Mini Album
  • FT Island - Grown-Up
  • G-Dragon - One of A Kind
  • Girls' Generation-TTS - Twinkle Mini Album
  • INFINITE - Infinitize
  • Kara - Pandora
  • MBLAQ - MBLAQ 4th Mini Album 100% Ver.
  • PSY - PSY 6 part 1
  • SHINee - Sherlock SHINee the 4th Mini Album
  • SHINHWA - The Return - 10th Album
  • Super Junior - Sexy, Free & Single 6th album
  • T-ara - Funky Town
  • TVXQ - Catch Me
  • Jang Woo Young - 23, Male, Single


[Digital Music Award]
The Golden Disk Digital Music Award is presented to the most popular artist for the year based on the online (BGM, downloads) and moblie tone sales figures and statistics.

  • 2AM - I wonder if you hurt like me
  • 2NE1 - I love you
  • Ailee - Heaven
  • Busker Busker - Cherry Blossom Ending
  • Dynamic Duo - Without You
  • f(x) - Electric Shock
  • FT ISLAND - Severely
  • G-Dragon - Crayon
  • Girls' Generation-TTS - Twinkle
  • IU - Every end of the day
  • Juniel - illa illa
  • K.Will - I need you
  • miss A - Touch
  • PSY - GANGNAM STYLE
  • Secret - Poison
  • SISTAR - Alone
  • T-ara - Lovey-Dovey
  • Wonder Girls - Like This
  • Baek Ji Young - Voice
  • BIG BANG - FANTASTIC BABY
  • Trouble maker - Trouble Maker


[Popularity Award]
The Golden Disk Popularity Award is presented to the artist and the song that was most popular to the K-POP audience in South Korea and in the world for the year after tallying the results from the popularity vote and the ratings from the judges.

  • 4Minute - Volume Up
  • B1A4 - B1A4 I (IGNITION)
  • BEAST - Midnight Sun
  • BIG BANG - ALIVE
  • Busker Busker - Busker Busker the 1st official album
  • CNBLUE - Ear Fun - 3rd Mini Album
  • EXO - MAMA the 1st Mini Album
  • f(x) - Electric Shock the 2nd Mini Album
  • FT Island - Grown-Up
  • G-Dragon - One of A Kind
  • Girls' Generation-TTS - Twinkle Mini Album
  • INFINITE - Infinitize
  • Jay Park - New Breed
  • Kara - Pandora
  • MBLAQ - MBLAQ 4th Mini Album 100% Ver.
  • PSY - PSY 6 part 1
  • SHINee - Sherlock SHINee the 4th Mini Album
  • SHINHWA - The Return - 10th Album
  • Super Junior - Sexy, Free & Single 6th album
  • T-ara - Funky Town
  • TVXQ - Catch Me
  • Jang Woo Young - 23, Male, Single
  • 2AM - F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love
  • 2NE1 - I love you
  • Ailee - Heaven
  • Dynamic Duo - Dynamicduo 6th DIGILOG 2/2
  • IU - Spring of a 20 year old
  • Juniel - My first june
  • K.Will - I need you
  • miss A - Touch
  • Secret - Poison
  • SISTAR - Alone
  • Wonder Girls - Wonder Party
  • Baek Ji Young - Good Boy
  • Trouble maker - Trouble Maker
  • B.A.P - Warrior
  • Block B - Welcome to the BLOCK
  • John Park - Knock/Falling
  • Nu'est - Face
  • Ulala Session - ULALA SENSATION
  • Lee HI - 1,2,3,4
  • After School - AFTERSCHOOL 5th Maxi-Single
  • Teen Top - It's
  • Epik High - 99
  • Verbal Jint - 10 years of misreading
  • Lessang - Unplugged


[New Rising Star]
The Golden Disk New Rising Star Award is presented to the most popular new singer and album based on the album sales figures for the year and the rating from the judges (op note: lmao, the engrish on the GDA page is golden)

  • Ailee - Heaven
  • B.A.P - Warrior
  • Block B - NanrinA
  • Busker Busker - Cherry Blossom Ending
  • EXO - MAMA
  • John Park - Falling
  • Juniel - illa illa
  • Nu'est - Face
  • Ulala Session - Beautiful Night
  • Lee HI - 1,2,3,4


[Best Hip Hop Award]
The Golden Disk Best Hip Hop Award is presented to one of the most beloved hip-hop musician and album based on the album sales for the year and the rating from the judges.

  • Dynamic Duo - Without You
  • Lessang - My Love
  • Verbal Jint - You deserve better
  • Epik High - UP


[Single Album Award]The Golden Disk Single Album of the Year Award is presented to the most popular single album based album sales for the year and the rating from the judges.

  • After School - AFTERSCHOOL 5th Maxi-Single
  • B.A.P - Warrior
  • Nu'est - Face
  • Teen Top - It's
  • Ulala Session - ULALA SENSATION


The GDA awards will take place next January 15th & 16th in Kuala Lumpur and the performers have not been reavealed yet.
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source: GDA official site

so Omona, did your faves get nominated?
sorry if I missed any tags!
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Park Bo Young to feature in SPEED’s “It’s Over” music video



Actress Park Bo Young has revealed that she will be featuring in boy group SPEED‘s upcoming release!

Although her trademark image has been her sweet, innocent looks, Park Bo Young will be setting that aside for a femme fatale transformation in SPEED’s “It’s Over“, where she’ll be featuring in both the drama version and the dance version music videos.

Produced by Shinsadong Tiger, “It’s Over” is said to feature an addictive, powerful melody as a dance track with R&B and synth elements.

Core Contents Media is reportedly pouring their all into SPEED’s upcoming album release through the aid of Shinsadong Tiger. Fans can expect a teaser image poster to be released on December 10th. The album itself is slated for release on January 9th.

In addition to the press release, SPEED’s official twitter also relayed the news, as well as wishing the group’s maknae Sungmin a happy birthday.

Happy Birthday to Sungmin, and stay tuned for SPEED’s long awaited comeback in January!

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source: akp

~*~*~Delicioso Tasty Twins Post~*~*~


Omg i love their styling here, totally going to jack it and add ma little touch to it!
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Source: all vids are from youtube. mnet jjang heyitsme1127 1stlooktv hoyabiased enna superio
omg this new lj entry posting is freaking me out
i know some ppl think they be fug, or that they're Daniel Craig "fugly-hot" but i like their look and their imperfect teeth it reminds me of qt jpop idols. Also just found out that their nicknames are 'Big D' and 'Lil D', guess i know which twin i'm going after HAHAHAHAHAHAH jk

Whenever they say "Hi, We're tasty!" i nod my head in agreement
Also Tasty doesn't have a tag? 0_0
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Jay Chou Wants "Gangnam Style" Craze To End


JpopAsia Article:

Jay Chou has called upon Chinese artists to stop doing the "Gangnam Style" dance, stating that Chinese music is better.

The singer spoke to reports before the Golden Horse Awards ceremony in Beijing, urging Chinese artists to unite and stay ahead of Korean wave.

"All artists should unite. Don't 'Gangnam Style' anymore," he said.

To bring Chinese music back into the spotlight in China, Jay Chou also urged Chinese people to listen to more Chinese music and support the country's artists. He sees the Hallyu wave as becoming too powerful in the country because Korean artists are getting more attention than Chinese ones.

Despite his call for a national focus on Chinese music, some people believe he is being hypocritical. The singer recently dyed his hair blonde, which many people point out is also a trend for Korean artists.

"Blonde hair is European and American, right? Plus in the MV 'Fine Day' I dyed my hair. I've never had blonde hair since I debuted," the singer said in defense of his new hair.


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Source: Jpopasia, ChannelNewsAsia
well his new songs are meh to me, still preferred his old songs. Was really a huge fan of him since young till 3-4 years ago?