January 4th, 2013

Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
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Rumor mill

1. Actor B, who is at the height of his career right now, has reportedly caught the celebrity disease. B was a star in a very popular drama recently and has been rising as a bluechip in the CF world thanks to the love of his fans. The problem lies in his difference in attitude. Usually known for his refreshing personality, he's maintained a positive relationship with broadcasting officials until he recently threw a fit in while at a private recording for a music program. He had asked if the show could go out of their way to make it public specifically for him, which producers could not comply with. In the end, he threw a fit with them.

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Source: Off the Record Via Netizenbuzz

1. Song Joong Ki
2. Park Hae Jin
3. ?

Go Young Wook accused of assaulting a minor again

It seem Go Young Wook sn’t out of the clear yet as another minor has come forth with accusations of sexual assault against the forme Roo’ra ember.

Channel A eported on the 3rd, ldquo;Go Young Wook, who is under investigation for sexually assaulting a minor, is being investigated by the police again following a report of sexual assault by another minor.”

Female ‘A’ (13) who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Go Young Wook, claimed that the singer dragged her to his car in Hongeundong where he initiated sexual contact not too long ago on December 1st.

Th Seoul Seodaemun Police Station tated “We confirmed the relationship of female ‘A’ and began our investigation. We reviewed a CCTV from the location of the alleged crime and completed our analysis.”

Meanwhile, Go Young Wook is currently in denial of this new accusation.

Go Young Wook was previousl investigated under suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor ack in May and late admitted to having sexual relations ith the victim.

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Source: AKP , 1

Last time this piece of crap got away with sexual assaul because f a lack of evidence, basically the poor girls needed to be brutally beaten for the police to do anything. I can't with this piece of Sh*t. Sorry if the text is all jammed together, i can't seem to be able to space it.
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GLAM slayin', probably 90% due to Zinni's abs



GLAM have been giving Girls' Generation a run for their money with their new single, "I Like That", which is rising up on music charts.

On the 2nd, GLAM's "I Like That" trailed behind Girls' Generation in the #3 spot on Bugs music chart.

"I Like That" modernizes the '90s K-pop classic, Chul-E & Miae's "Why You", with its hip-hop sound. Fans especially noticed how both GLAM and Girls' Generation have made impressive comebacks with more charismatic concepts.

In other news, GLAM started off their round of comeback stages on 'M!Countdown' on the 3rd.

cr: allkpop

I was thinking of this with all the comments people made about them being overshadowed by SNSD doing a similar song/concept even though this song is better. I don't think it's a bad thing and doubt they would be getting as much attention otherwise.

Iorveth

Best and Worst Hairstyles of 2012

There have been some truly horrendous hairstyles over 2012. Some I never thought were even possible until I saw the accident with my own eyes. It was difficult choosing only 10 ugly styles as there were so many, but we’d be here forever if we went through all of them. So here I’ve tried to collect what I think are the top ten worst hairstyles of 2012. Please brace yourselves readers, the following photos are not for the faint hearted.


bad-vs.-good


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Source: United Kpop
Credit twitter HarribeI
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Child Star Kim Yoo Jung reveals her genetically blessed siblings


Child actress Kim Yoo Jung introduced her brother and sister, proving that good genes run in her family.

On the January 3rd broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Good Morning‘, cameras visited the actress at her home, where she is currently living with her sister Kim Yeon Jung and older brother. Viewers immediately noticed Kim Yeon Jung’s striking resemblance to her sister in terms of their physical appearance and innocent image.

Her older brother has also been getting a lot of attention due to his strong similarity to Kim Yoo Jung as well as his own handsome looks. During the episode, Kim Yoo Jung commented, “I’m not sure since I see him everyday, but people say he’s good-looking.”

Viewers expressed their jealousy by leaving comments like, “Her sister can also become an actress“, “Do they not have any thoughts about becoming actors?“, “Good genes run in the family“, and more.

AKP

This girl is so the next Moon Geun Young. Also, on Strong Heart she said her sister wants to be an actress and/or singer and is auditioning for companies. Best of luck to Yeon Jung!!


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Lee Ha Yi seems cool



The praises and cheers from the audience (general public) for Lee Hi comes as fast as it goes, and 17 year old Lee Hi knows very well about the general public tastes. Thus, she is welcoming 2013 even much more than anybody else.

After obtaining 2nd position in last year’s Kpop Star, Lee Hi has proceeded to sign on with YG Entertainment and released her first single ‘1,2,3,4’ during the last few months of 2012 and the single proceeded to sweep all chart rankings in Korea.

As the person being selected for “Most highly anticipated rookie in year 2013”, Lee Hi has already realized the amount of stress being placed on her, and she has felt it too.

Lee Hi will be releasing her debut album in February and she is now always in the studio practicing furiously.

Just recently, our reporter has conducted an interview with her in YG building.


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Block B's official position on Stardom



This is the full text of 7-member Block B’s official position stated by their attorney from the representing law firm.

Our law firm, as the attorney for the 7-member idol group Block B, has filed an injunction against Stardom Entertainment on 2013. 1. 3 at the Seoul Central District Court for the effective suspension of [Block B’s] exclusive contract. Due to Stardom Entertainment bringing attention to content which is different from the truth through a press release on 2013. 1. 4, we are distributing a press release that contains the official position of the 7 members of Block B. Therefore, we request for cooperation in not reporting without filtering for content that differs from the truth.

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2013 January 4

Attorney for the 7 members of Block B


Source: NEWSEN
Translated By: Youngha@ BLOCKBINTL
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Block B sues Stardom, asks for exclusive contract to be nullified



It has suddenly been reported that Block B has filed a suit against their agency to ask for their exclusive contract to be nullified.


According to the media outlets that reported this, the Block B members have filed against Stardom at the Seoul Central District Court, stating, “During the signing of the exclusive contract, it was promised that in addition to providing proper training opportunity and facilities, we would be paid on every 25th of the following month… However, the agency has not paid us for nearly one year since April of 2011.”(it’s not clear whether it is 2011 or 2012 since the quote in the article states that it is nearly a year, but April of 2011 would be well over a year).


“It started last year in March when one member’s contract was ended and his portion of the pay was calculated… Appearance fees from events as well as pay from SBS drama ‘Phantom’s OST, MBC drama ‘Golden Time’ OST, and funds collected from the inaguration of our Japanese fan site’s fan club, and more for a total of 10 things, have been omitted.”


They also added, “The CEO of the agency, Mr. Lee, has also disappeared with the 70,000,000 KRW (~66,000 USD) that he collected from the members’ parents to use for promotion and production costs… He never listened to the members opinions or thoughts on their activities and directed only in his way.”


So far, there has been no word from the agency about this matter, so stay tuned for updates

source: akp via news 1 sports world and style m

WHAT. Why they hell did they debut another group (with plans to debut yet another boy group) if they had no money?!

Seungri
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[Ten Asia] Interview of YGE's Troll in Charge - Part. 1



[Interview] Yang Hyun-suk, CEO of YG Entertainment - Part. 1

PSY recorded number 2 on the Billboard singles chart and G-Dragon was at the forefront of the K-pop music scene this year. For the past few months, YG Entertainment has been at the center of the Korean music scene. The total value of YG stocks rose to 1,000 billion won [approximately 938 million U.S. dollars] and is still well over 634 billion won.

However, Yang Hyun-suk, CEO of YG Entertainment, still stays up all night, mixing audio for the albums of YG artists. Even as a CEO, he says he wants to keep on working as a producer, discussing music with artists and producing their music. That part of his job, he says, is as important, nay, more important than the business side of the whole of YG Entertainment.

While every single aspect related to the firm is geared toward producing high-quality work, Yang says YG's output is produced according to the company's "absolute standard," something akin to "telling right from wrong." As he stressed this point, we felt that Yang is more like a perfectionist artisan, not an entrepreneur who heads one of the biggest firms in K-pop.

Q PSY's "Gangnam Style" was a phenomenal international success. A lot must be going through your mind these days.
Yang:
I have always dreamed of being the best in the world because I believe in dreaming big. No one can predict who will follow in PSY's footsteps but I have this hope that the next person may be from YG. I also think a tenth of PSY die-hard fans across the world may become interested in other YG musicians. Big Bang drew in a total of 700,000 people to their 2012 world tour concerts. YG is already powerful in Asia although not quite yet in the U.S. and Europe. Both Big Bang and 2NE1 had world tours for the first time this year. I'm sure they'll do better tours after this year.

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Source: Lennon @ TenAsia
Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
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Oh Yeon Seo’s camp denies she’s dating Lee Jang Woo on ‘Section TV Entertainment Relay’


It looks like fans of the Oh Yeon Seo-Lee Joon couple on ‘We Got Married‘ can breathe a sigh of relief.

Oh Yeon Seo’s camp has once again denied that the actress is dating her ‘Oh Ja Ryong is Coming‘ co-star Lee Jang Woo on the January 4th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Section TV Entertainment Relay‘.

On the show, the agency stated through a phone call, “The two are not dating. They’re a sunbae and hoobae of the same university, and they became close while filming the drama. There is no possibility that the relationship will develop into something more than a friendship in the future.”

On the other hand, Lee Jang Woo’s agency has remained silent on the issue.

Source Allkpop

Lmao what is this.
It reminds me of Park Min Young x Lee Min Ho and LOEN's IU x Eunhyuk statements.
🎯 Red Velvet: lit

f(x)'s princesses Krystal & Sulli to join SHINee as models for ETUDE



f(x)‘s Krystal and Sulli will be joining SHINee to endorse the cosmetic brand ‘Etude House‘.


In 2012, the brand was endorsed by SHINee and 2NE1Dara. However, it appears Dara has stepped down from the endorsement and handed the baton over to Krystal and Sulli.


Through a video posted on YouTube, the two girls were introduced by SHINee, and then came out to express their thoughts on becoming the new models. As Etude House goes for a cute, girly image, Krystal and Sulli matches perfectly with the brand. SHINee has also gained much love for the being the face of the brand, and many are looking forward to another year with them.

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source: allkpop + etudeblog
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B.A.P’s Youngjae surprises fans with his muscular build



B.A.P‘s Youngjae recently showed off his muscular build during the New Year’s Eve broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Shindong’s Shimshimtapa

Youngjae was seen wearing a white fur vest that exposed his muscular arms, leaving fans with no other choice than to change his nickname from “baby face” to “bagel guy”.


Fans commented, “It seems Youngjae lost his baby fat”, “Youngjae is a ‘bagel guy’ now”, “Youngjae changed so much”, and more.

Check out Youngjae and SECRET‘s Sunhwa perform their duet song “Everything Is Pretty” on ‘Music Bank‘ if you missed it.

source: akp

Bagel anything still boggles me. Also...

Daeyang take pictures of their romantic getaway at GD's Pension.



Looks like a fe YG embers took a vacation recently and stayed at -Dragon’s pension!

On January 2 Taeyang pdated his twitter with the message, “At G-Dragon’s place. Dolce Vita with Daesung” and included a photo.

The picture reveals a great scenery with mountains in the back and fresh snow on the bottom. One can imagine all the snow fights the boys had after taking a perfect selca Daesung’s hair adds a welcome color to the mostly black and white picture.

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Source: Soompi

Aww they look adorable, even Taeyang.

Winter Sica

"Girls' Generation just set the bar truly high for pop in 2013" Billboard's "I Got a Boy" Review.

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Girls' Generation are rightfully one of the acts at the forefront of K-pop's international advancement th their immense popularity in Korea allowing them to spend 2012 focused on other environs, namely Japan and the U.S.


Such a long time away from the scene could prove disastrous for any act in the constantly mutating K-pop world, with acts' popularity dependent on a constant stream of top-notch singles. Yet orea has proven the love for Girls' Generation (known as SNSD) is strong even without the ninesome promoting domestically together Their massively dedicated fanbase (named Sones) has kept them one of the top-tier groups in Kore as exhibited when sub-unit Girls' Generation TTS not only made history on the Billboard 200, but also found success on the competitive Korean music programs.

"I Got A Boy," their fourth full-length album, is a confident return home with polished K-pop confections that combine elements of foward-thinking EDM, classic and modern R&B, 80s new wave, and more. It should more than satisfy not only K-pop fans but also listeners of all types of popular music.

See what the ninesome has to offer this time with their first domestic release in fourteen months.

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Source Billboard
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that description of Baby Maybe is so cheesy lmao.
I'm loving IGAB <3 and enjoying the full album! yfyt.
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2Yoon to challenge country pop for debut



4Minute’s new sub-unit, comprised of members Jiyoon and Gayoon joined forces with hitmakers Shinsadong Tiger, composer Kim Doo Hoon and songwriter Lee Sang Ho for their title track.

Rather than sticking to popular music, Gayoon and Jiyoon took on a new challenge for their debut under a new name, 2Yoon.

Country pop, a genre which hasn’t been tried out before and which will bring a fresh change to a Korean music scene dominated by addictive and generic tunes.

This trio of producers has been behind a number of hit tracks by 4Minute, such as “Hot Issue,” “For Muzik,” “Muzik, “Mirror Mirror,” and more recently “Volume Up” and “Love Tension.”

Yesterday, Cube Entertainment’s CEO stated that the upcoming 4Minute sub-unit would be called “2Yoon.”

A few weeks ago, pictures showing Gayoon and Jiyoon in the midst of a filming session surrounded by a farm set decor surfaced on Naver. Jiyoon then teased fans a bit more by tweeting a picture from that same set.

Meanwhile, 2Yoon are speculated to debut on the second week of January.



SOURCES | Sports Seoul | 4MF

Idol Anecdotes

1. A sasaeng fan asked Taemin as a joke if he had any water because she was thirsty and Taemin went back into the dorm and got her a bottle of water.

2. Kim Hyun Joong refusing fan gifts is already famous among fans of other artists as well. A fan still tried to gift him a necktie but he asked her if she ever bought something like this for her father and told her to give it to him instead.

3. Shinhwa was the troublemakers of SM. No matter how much Lee Soo Man tried to get them to rehearse, they'd just gather and read comic books or play on their cellphones all day. When it was about time for Lee Soo Man to come and check up on them, they'd spray water on themselves and pretend as if they rehearsed really hard all day. Lee Soo Man would eventually find out and get really mad at them, threatening them to leave the company if they're going to continue behaving like this. Other groups would've been scared and begged for another chance but Shinhwa started packing their bags, forcing Lee Soo Man to hold them back, saying he was joking ㅋㅋ

4. When Yoseob was a child, he got lost in the mountains on his own because he went up there to catch a Pikachu.

5. Back when Jay Park was still with 2PM and 2PM wasn't that well known of a group yet, the two were on an elevator together with other people that didn't seem to recognize them. Jay said really loudly, "Taecyeon!!!! When's our next schedule?????" and Taecyeon answered back in an equally loud voice, "I don't know, we should ask our manager!!!!"
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Source: netizenbuzz