January 3rd, 2013

put your red dress on, put your lipstick on

LEE SEUNG GI AND SUZY'S DRAMA SCORES TIME SLOT!




Looks like spring will be the season for gumihos. The new fusion fantasy sageuk starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy has confirmed a spot on MBC’s upcoming lineup, and is set to follow Horse Healer on Mondays/Tuesdays. That puts the premiere in late March or early April, given Horse’s 50-episode run. The drama is called Gu Family Book (it’s likely punny in that the gu means literally “nine,” as in nine tails) and Lee Seung-gi will play a twist on the gumiho legend and be a half-gumiho, half-human hero.

The descriptions keep referring to him as “half-beast,” like we might somehow get the wrong impression that because he’s playing a gumiho it emasculates him in some way (gumihos, or nine-tailed foxes are traditionally female). But uh, we geddit. He’s a dude. And it’s a myth, so please, be my guest and turn those gender roles upside-down. We like ‘em better that way.

It’s really the one major hope I have for this show — that it has an idea about the mythology it wants to create. ‘Cause a fun new mythical universe is always welcome in my book. There’s little information about the heroine, but the hero was born half-beast, and will set out on a quest to become human. We’re already told that he can’t, “but he fights to live more like a person than anyone else.” Aw. It’ll be a lighthearted martial arts action drama, which sounds like a great ol’ time. Bring on the swashbuckling laughs.

Directing is PD Shin Woo-chul, of Secret Garden and A Gentleman’s Dignity, and writing is Kang Eun-kyung of Baker King, Man of Honor, and Dalja’s Spring. I like the idea of a new breed of drama hero entirely, one that might have to fight his evil carnivorous nature to be a better man. It’s like all the good narrative tropes of vampire lore, without all the attendant baggage. Hope it’s a winner.

Gu Family Book follows Horse Healer on MBC.

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since every single media is reporting this as a suzy drama, i guess in the end it's 98,99% sure she accepted to do the drama, even if for some weird reason jype hasn't spoken about it. also the pd makes me happy while the writer worries me.

Netizens wanna set fire to the Rain. Someone's been a bad bad boy.



It seems fans aren’t the only ones interested i Kim Tae Hee n Rain‘s relationship for military officials are now taking a look into Rain’s time away during his service with the recent outbreak of the news about the star couple.

Earlier reports stated that Rain and Kim Tae Hee ha seen each other fairly often, which was made possible due to Rain’s frequent time off.

Rain apparently left 25 times during the past year for official duties as he had been granted leave due to recordings and choreography rehearsals as part of Rain’s performances for military events. In addition to the other types of leave that had been granted to him, he has left the base a total of 60 times this past year.

So questions have arose asking if the singer had used some of these days that he was granted leave for his duties, including rehearsing for military events, for personal time to meet with Kim Tae Hee instead.

With questions rising, military officials are currently investigating into the matter.

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Source: AKP, Netizenbuzz

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Super Expensive Duds That Make You Question Life

2ne1's Red Carpet Style for the 2012 MelOn Music Awards


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On December 14, the 2012 MelOn Music Awards were held at the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium where K-pop artists were honored that evening for their accomplishments this past year. One such group in attendance was YG‘s chart-topping girl group 2NE1, who had great success earlier this year with their single “I Love You;” they were winners in the 2012 Top Ten Artists category. The girls walked the red carpet in coordinated black outfits that still showed off each member’s individual style.
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Sources: Photos as Marked Kfashionistia.com

Holy crap the clothes totaled $45,475! That's for four people! O.O

Which outfit did you like best? I liked Minzy's minus the shoes.
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Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Jang Woo are dating



Here comes news about another real life celebrity couple for it’s been revealed that actors and co-stars, Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Jang Woo, are dating!

The two currently star in MBC‘s popular drama, ‘Oh Ja Ryong Is Coming‘ and much like their characters on screen, who are developing feelings for one another (well more Oh Yeon Seo’s character than Lee Jang Woo’s at the moment), are revealed to be in the midst of a blossoming relationship!

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Source 1 Sports Seoul, TVDaily 1 + 2 via Allkpop
Source 2 Newsen via Nate, Sports Seoul | Allkpop

Another scandal already? 2013 is off to a good start! I feel bad for her though. And their show is still airing. Ooops!

Kim Sori releases 2nd MV teaser for “Dual Life”



After being away from the music scene for 2 years, singer Kim Sori is set to make her return. Moments ago, she revealed the second teaser for her digital single “Dual Life“.

“Dual Life” is produced by Beatamin, who’s also worked on HyunA‘sDon’t Fall Apart“, U-KISS“Te Amo“, and Dal Shabet‘s “Come to Me“.

The single is set for release on January 7th, check out the first teaser here.

Source: AKP + JSFriendsTV@YT
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Kang Ho-dong goes head-to-head with Strong Heart

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Oooh, this is an interesting development in varietyland. A Kim Seung-woo’s talk showWin-Win ets ready to g off the air Kang Ho-dong’s new KBS variety show has securedWin-Win’s time slot… which is in direct competition with his old SBS sho Strong Heart. (One of the many programs he left behind when he took temporary leave rom showbiz.)

What a way to circle back around and giv Shin Dong-yup hi Strong Heart eplacement) a run for his money. Not that the Daesang-winning Shin Dong-yup couldn’t handle it, of course. (In fact the two are even at the same agency now.) It’s just a small primetime playing field when you’re one of a few headlining MCs, and this kind of match-up was bound to happen at some point. The fact that it’s Kang Ho-dong’s big flagshi new how at KBS competing with his last new show at SBS is just icing on the showbiz cake of Fate.

The program has yet to pick a title, but it has an air date (Priorities!) and will launch on January 22. Until then I guess we’ll just call it the Kang Ho-dong Show. It’ll be a talk show and a variety show, which is pretty much the vaguest description ever. So… there’s talking, and laughs. Got it.

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Source : Star News
Credits : Dramabeans
Iorveth

SM Town London Style [Fashion Post!!]

The UK has so many talented designers who develop incredible clothing that is loved worldwide. In this article I’ll be showing you some of the UK’s top designers’ work, worn by SM artists, including buy links for anyone who wants to get their hands on these awesome pieces of clothing!


Yoona-Lazy-Oaf-bodysuit


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Source: United Kpop
Clothing Sources Lazy Oaf,, Vivienne Westwood, House of Holland, Alexander McQueen, Boy London, Boy London (Korea), Ebay, asos.com
Credit twitter HarribeI / compiled by fantasticbaby
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Girls’ Generation Sunny’s hat from “Dancing Queen” criticized + SM to re-release MV



Sunny‘s cap fro Girls’ Generation‘s music video for ”Dancing Queen” has been receiving attention due to the less-than-friendly statement printed on the front of it.


At the end of the “Dancing Queen” MV, Sunny wears a hat that reads WELCOME MOTHERF★CKERS. Though Girls’ Generation fans had noticed the hat since the moment the “Dancing Queen” MV was released, it didn’t become a big issue until the public noticed it after the release of “I Got A Boy“.

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source: allkpop

I'm pretty sure other groups have wore clothes with curses and stuff like that, except I can't really think of any examples rn.

Dara

Is North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un A New Dad?


Image from Chosun: Ri Sol-ju (left) on Dec. 21, 2012 and Ri (right) with Kim Jong-un on Tuesday /[North] Korean Central TV

From NPR:

There's media speculation that Kim Jong-un may have added another title to his roles as new North Korean leader and new husband - could he be a new father?

Notoriously secretive North Korea apparently released an image of Kim's stylish wife, Ri Sol-ju this week, attending a New Year's event. She's trim and glamorous in her purple suit, standing next to her saluting husband.

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo posted the image of Ri on its news site next to another one of Ri snapped on December 21; there, she's certainly not trim. Ri is shown wearing a modest red and black long sleeved gown, possibly covering a swelling mid-section - it does appear that she's pregnant.

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Sources: NPR The Two-Way, Chosun


i'm thinking... hanbok... but her face might be slimmer.

mods, I know it isn't politics but I thought it was interesting to see the media speculation across several countries. As stated above, NK only confirmed his marriage after a media blowup.
tres

‘Running Man’ to Hold a Two-Nation Race in Asia in Early 2013



SBS’ Running Man is taking its race and missions overseas once more.

SBS’ variety department revealed on January 3 the show is currently working on a special episode, set to take place abroad, titled, ‘Running Man in Asia’.

Described as a tour race, the show’s producers are said to be finalizing approximately two countries to hold the special race in, as well the other details, before filming sometime in early 2013

The department added the show’s popularity abroad in other Asian countries continued to take the show by surprise as it continued to receive countless invitations and offers to film in various places abroad.

With the show and its cast enjoying high popularity abroad, the show’s producers added it expected the special would receive favorable response from fans.

The popular variety show has, in the past, filmed episodes in places like China and Thailand.

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Concept art & teaser poster for Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'



We hope you've had a chance by now to look at Part 1 of our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2013, but even if you haven't, you'd be right in guessing that Bong Joon-ho's English language debut "Snowpiercer" would be on the list. The latest from the director of "The Host" and "Mother" brings together an all-star cast for a snowbound thriller, and with The Weinstein Company putting it in their pocket in November and aiming for a summer release, we're likely to see much more from the movie soon.

But until then, a helpful reader has send us some scans from the latest issue of Cahiers Du Cinema that features concept art from the futuristic film. An adaptation of the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," that story takes place on a train carrying the only survivors of a post-apocalyptic future, as revolt brews. Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremner feature in the pretty amazing cast.

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Source: Indiewire / ThePlaylist

I'm not entirely fond of Chris Evans, but the concept art looks amazing.
Dara

Rumor tag takes a step back: GD, Yeon Seo, and Joon's reps speak out

YG Entertainment denies G-Dragon and Mizuhara Kiko dating rumors

On the subject of G-Dragon and Mizuhara Kiko possibly dating, the representative quickly dismissed the rumor saying, “They’re not dating.“

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Oh Yeon Seo’s agency says it’s too early to call the actress and Lee Jang Woo an official couple

Although they could officially become a couple with time and if their emotions remain mutual, right now, it’s hard for us to say that they are officially in a relationship.”

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Lee Joon’s agency denies that he’s been confirmed to leave ‘We Got Married’

The final decision is not up to us. We’ll be making a decision after meeting with the ‘We Got Married’ producers.

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Sources: akp for YG, Netizenbuzz for YG, TV Daily/Nate for Netizenbuzz, akp for Oh Yeon Seo, Netizenbuzz for Oh Yeon Seo/Lee Jang Woo, E-news/Nate for Netizenbuzz, akp for Lee Joon

womp, womp...
문종업 01.흥 그래!, jongup, e!hmph

Psy and B.A.P included in Grammy’s ‘Best of 2012′ photos




B.A.P and Psy have been spotted on the Grammy’s homepage in a section titled,  ’Snapshot: Best Of 2012‘!


On their homepage earlier was a feature called ‘The Year In Photos‘ with the description, ”A look back at music’s top photographic moments of 2012″. The photos included world famous names such as BeyonceJustin BieberJay ZRihannaLady GagaMariah Carey, and more. What caught the attention of Kpop fans, however, was the inclusion of Psy, which may not be surprising since he has become the biggest internet sensation of 2012, and B.A.P, which was a pleasant surprise.


In addition, B.A.P and Psy were the only Asian artists featured on the photo reel, making it even more noteworthy in the eyes of many.


Check it out for yourself on their page here and here!


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Sources: allkpop | grammy.com [1] [2]

Lol poor Youngjae
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Lim Hyunsik Sik's Sense S2E5 aka more of BTOB unique covers

Basically this episode is them singing karaoke, as they get divided into teams and have to sing a song they drawn. It's pretty hillarious, as usual. :) The episode lacks that Beast and Block B covers, I guess they were shot as a bonus.

Full episode - no sub:


As I bet some people don't want to watch the whole thing to hear BTOB ruining singing all these songs, I've put the cuts under the cuts. (eww it sounds weird but anyways enjoy :)) And pardon the rather random order... I've put links to the originals, even to the most obvious songs, sorry XD

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credit: theunitedcube, JandaChomot, MitAnandayu

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Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker' official international trailer and new posters!


( Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode )


Finally. After an almost intolerably long wait, Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" is coming, and headed to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. And now we have two pictures to keep us occupied until it premieres in just over a month.

The director's first English language film rounds up a great cast including Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver and more for an eerie, atmospheric, Hitchcock-ian thriller. Here's the official synopsis: After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie comes to live with her and her mother, Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, India suspects that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives but becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

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Source: Indiewire: 1, 2, 3 & MegaTrailer
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2012 KBS Music Festival's Faulty Sound System Reveals K-pop's Superior Vocalists

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The ‘2012 KBS Music Festival‘ suffered from numerous audio problems to the frustration of many viewers. However, one positive from the audio issues was that it managed to separate the actual kings and queens of live K-pop.

Many idol groups came onto stage to put on brilliant performances. However, most of them could not keep up with their vocals. The only ones who showed off they could excel at singing live were 2AM, K.Will, Hyorin, Ailee, SHINee, Noel, and TVXQ.

As well-known vocalists, 2AM, K.Will, Hyorin, Ailee, and Noel were able to overcome the difficulties of issues with the sound system to belt out their notes while SHINee and TVXQ were able to pull off an incredible performance even with the addition of complicated choreography. SHINee’s lead singer Jonghyun was especially praised by viewers, whom he awed with his ability.

What did you think of the performances of the ’2012 KBS Music Festival’?
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Source: akp (*weeps from having to source them*) and SMTown@yt

of course jjong's scat was flawless. "Sherlock" is awesome (and how you properly do a hybrid track), but i LOVE that they've started to bust out this "remix". onew's vocals are perfection. (Edited slightly cause I don't know how to type)
Ace

CNBLUE releases teaser images for their comeback

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CNBLUE has released teaser photos for their comeback.

Their official website was updated earlier today with four photos of the members. Hovering over each photo gives you an option to click for the individual member’s teaser video. However, if you click on the image, instead of a video the message “2013.01.07 coming soon!!” pops up, hinting that the video teasers will be available on the 7th.
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SNSD Fashion Post 123112 - 010413

1. J. Ryu: Contrast-Trim Patterned Jacket @yesstyle.com $485.00

2. Forever 21: Boxy Longline Blouse @forever21.com $19.80

3. lovemark: A-Line Miniskirt @yesstyle.com $17.60

4. Beauty Focus: Lace Shaper Socks @yesstyle.com $20.00

5. Forever 21: Satin Bow Platform Heels @forever21.com $14.99

6. Ivanka Trump: Pearl Clutch @yesstyle.com $87.50

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soshified styling 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

more airport/personal fashion will be posted when the girls start flying between korea and japan again~ enjoy these for now! if there's anything specific you wish to see, let me know!

🎯 Red Velvet: lit

Kahi tweets a gloomy message



Former After School leader Kahi posted a gloomy message on Twitter.


On January 4th (KST), she wrote, “I. Have. No fear. About death. I. Just. Hate. Suicide. I. Wanted to die. But I just live on. I. Just. Hate it. Just… Hate it…. I’m going insane. With hate. ……“.

She then retweeted a quote from the poem ‘Some Decision‘ by Lee Hae In that read, “When my heart hurt a lot, I just lived by the day. When my body hurt a lot, I just lived by the moment. In any situation, I decided not to blame anyone. When I thought that the day I was given was my entire life, happiness smiled from far away and came to me“.


Her message worried fans and friends alike, who rushed to ask her if she was ok and to wish her the best.


Hopefully, Kahi cheers up soon.

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source: allkpop + @misskahi

:-(

강다니엘, daniel

INFINITE H reveals 2nd teaser image for “Fly High”


INFINITE‘s much-anticipated subunit INFINITE H has released the very first teaser image for “Fly High“.


On January 4, 2013 (KST), INFINITE’s official website was updated with the above image. The subunit is comprised of Hoya and Dongwoo and the H in INFINITE-H stands for Hip Hop.


It has also been announced that INFINITE H will hold an exclusive showcase at UNIQLO AX in Seoul on the 10th.

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Infinite H to reveal their song “Fly High” through a showcase ahead of release

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Sources: allkpop [1] [2] | ifnt7.com | Melon
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T.O.P not taking "Jang Ok Jung, Live for Love" project

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A staff from YG entertainment said that "T.O.P won't take the drama" to Newsen on Jan 3rd.

T.O.P had considered the casting of "Jang Ok Jung, Live for Love" affirmatively in the past November. But due to his filming and Big Bang's schedules, he decided not to take it.

If T.O.P appears there, Kim Tae Hee, who accepted lately that she is in a couple with Rain, may be his counterpart.

Meanwhile T.O.P's filming for Alumni is almost done.


source: bigbangupdates and newsen, translation @ShrimpLJY

sorry again mods :(