February 19th, 2013

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  • miwa201

2NE1's CL Reveals Details About the Group's Next Album and Her Forthcoming Solo Career



The leader of the K-Pop phenomenon discusses the group's next album, her solo ambitions, and goals that go beyond music

When K-pop girl-group phenomenon 2NE1 came to America in August 2012, the timing seemed a little off. They had just released the single “I Love You” (a domestic smash off the bat that debuted at No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100) and promised a Korean album to follow in October. Yet, in late July, the girls embarked on a world tour with stops in both hemispheres. When would there be time to finish an album?

“I Love You” indicated big things to come from the record. They had never sung about the topic of love before and portrayed a vulnerable side that juxtaposed their fierce, feisty style. Yet the album’s plans dissipated with no real news given about the state of 2NE1—until the group’s leader, CL, returned to the U.S. for New York Fashion Week in early February.

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Doubt YG will give her a full album tbh. Also I seriously hope whatever she's planning is not like GD's Mugler track. Puss puss puss?
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  • es2pido

YG receives backlash for Supearls contract terminations

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Article: [Exclusive] YG Yang Hyun Suk "There is no more Supearls" Contract termination confirmed

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+558, -111] SM was criticized for not taking in any trainee in season one but now I see that it was the better choice. Out of all the agencies in Korea, these three are the most overflowing with trainees and the market is already oversaturated with new rookie debuts. The real criticism should've been directed at the companies that did take in trainees when they really didn't need to.
At least when the show was over, the contestants that weren't chosen got to join another agency while the spotlight was still on them. How unfair is it that YG took Supearls when they were the most popular with the public, hid them away, and then canceled their contracts now? What do they expect them to do?
If K-Pop Star expects longevity, the three companies need to give freedom to the contestants to choose as they please. These auditions only look for pearls or the cream of the crop when they should be looking for those talents in their individual company auditions, NOT on an audition show. Their greed is what has led to this situation

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2. [+662, -221] How irresponsible and selfish of them, shouldn't have even contracted the girls in the first place

3. [+618, -207] Looks like now that Lee Hi is doing well, he doesn't give a crap about the others and is just cutting them off

4. [+149, -23] DIdn't we all expect this? Lee Hi succeeded as a solo, Park Ji Min's with JYP, and Lee Michelle already has rumors of discord. What can the two do? No choice but to disband.

5. [+138, -21] From now on, YG better not dare to call themselves a family. People are always saying SM's the best, or how JYP only considers himself the best, but there has not been one person in SM that they threw away themselves other than the kids that walked out with their own two feet. They always made sure to release an album for Trax no matter how poorly they did. YG should've been like K-Pop Star and chose no one if they weren't confident enough to do their best for them. Or at least be like JYP and put out an album no matter whether the album fails or succeeds. Do they think this is some kind of joke that they can play with the future of children? They are basically throwing away a piece of gum that they chewed up.

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Article: YG "Aside from Lee Hi, all of Supearls have had their contracts terminated"

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+347, -48] He shouldn't have taken them in the first place if this is what he was going to do. He should've let them go as soon as possible the longer he delayed their debut. I hope another company picks them up fast.

2. [+382, -93] Contract termination? More like kicking them to the curb. He acts as if he's doing them such a big favor by letting them go without any clauses, but does he think we're idiots???

3. [+296, -91] Better than keeping them under a slave contract without any hope, I suppose

4. [+68, -18] Terminating their contracts isn't the issue here. Shouldn't YG be compensating the girls for tying them down and not debuting them? Had it not been for YG, they could've already debuted with another company now. Season one of the show is already long over and the public is about to forget them so what does he expect them to do by just throwing them out like this? So unbelievably irresponsible



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Source: Netizenbuzz


  • asth77

Park Shi Hoo Denies Rape Suspicions Charged Against Him

Chaos has ensued following reports that actor Park Si Hoo has been sued for rape.

Park Si Hoo himself spoke up through a press release on February 19 following the reports, stating that though he admits he had engaged in sexual relations with the accuser, it was not true that it had been rape.

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Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
Credits english translation : Erika Kim @ E-News World
  • asth77

[INDIE] Guckkasten to sing at SXSW in Texas

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Rock band Guckkasten is ready to rock Austin, Texas. The group has been invited to perform at the famed music and entertainment festival and conference, South by Southwest, which will run from March 8 to 17.
The festival which started in 1987 draws tens of thousands of music industry insiders, and about 2,000 musicians to the festival each year.
Other K-pop acts invited to perform this year are The Geeks, f(x) and Galaxy Express.
The quartet is said to be stoked at the chance to reach a wider audience. “As music experts from all over the world will be present, Guckkasten can’t wait to show what Korean rock is all about,” said a spokesperson for Yedang Entertainment.
After performing in the Lone Star State on March 12, Guckkasten will finish its second album, which has been three years in the making.
The rock band became known in Korea’s indie scene with the song “Mirror,” then made it big time by appearing on the singing-survival show “I Am a Singer.” Its rendition of girl group Sistar’s “Alone” was a huge hit.

Credits : Carla Woo on Korea JoongAng Daily

Alone (Sistar) by Guckkasten : http://www.metacafe.com/watch/9595729/guckkasten_alone_rock_ver/
I can't wait for their new album!!
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HyunA selected as new model for ‘G by Guess’

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4minute‘s HyunA has been chosen as the new model for casual fashion brand ‘G by GUESS‘.

Her photos were revealed to the media on the 18th and had the concept of ‘Fun design with sexy style‘. Even though the concept was ‘sexy style’, HyunA appeared more cute in a lovely mood instead. She dressed up in bright, happy colors.

The clothes that she wore for ‘G by Guess’ were unique like HyunA herself, featuring tapered fits, and colored points on the back pockets.

Do you prefer HyunA with a cute image or a sexy one?

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Yoo Seung Ho

SHINee’s “Dream Girl” makes an all-kill on music charts



SHINee once again proved their great influence by topping several online music charts with newly released title track, “Dream Girl”!



The group released their third album ‘Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You’ online on February 19th, and immediately upon its release, the album’s title track “Dream Girl” rose to the top of Naver, Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Olleh music charts.



Meanwhile, SHINee is planning to have their first televised comeback performance on Mnet “M! Countdown” on February 21st.

Source: dkpopnews
Yoo Seung Ho

Cable music network Mnet’s first original drama Monstar



We’ve got another cable network trying its hand at incorporating original dramas into its niche programming — music-centric network Mnet is launching a new scripted drama about idols, which seems like the right kind of story to capitalize on for its audience. It’s called Monstar, which kind of makes me cringe (okay, it makes me cringe a lot), but the misspelling is intentional: monster + star = monstar. Geddit? Geddit? Sigh.


It stars idol Yong Jun-hyung of Beast as the hero and rookie model/actress Ha Yeon-sooas his girlfriend. They’re both newbie actors, so I have no idea what to expect of them. But I do have an opinion on the creative team, which consists of PD Kim Won-seok of Sungkyunkwan Scandal and writer Jung Yoon-jung of Arang and the Magistrate. And it’s: Yay. With those people behind the scenes, there might be something there, underneath the surfacey teen idol setup.

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Source: Dramabeans Via Xports News, Oh My News

wow I didn't even recognize Junhyung in that pic

  • asth77

[Fashion Post] Lee Som's beauty in 9 photoshoots (with Sung Joon, Kim Woo Bin, etc.)

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Source : somvely @ tumblr : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11

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Source : Tapegunslinger on PS Korea

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Source : PS Korea
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Kyuhyun says he's never been in a relationship

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Super Junior’s Kyuhyun recently shared that he has never been in a relationship in his life.

In a recent interview with star style magazine, @star1, Kyuhyun was asked what the most uncomfortable thing about being famous is.

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EDIT: The Misconceptions of Kyuhyun

Kyuhyun tweeted a clarification on the issue: I'm not "solo-since-birth"... how is this situation going like this... Kk

enewsworld.mnet.com, atstar1.com, Kyuhyun's tweet + trans by NKSubs

JYJ SLAYS THE POLITICS. MORE OF THE AMBASSADOR JYJ.

NEWS: JYJ appointed ambassadors of the 17th Asian Games 2014

Korean Source: JYJ, 2014 인천아시아게임대회 홍보대사 위촉

Group JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yuchun, Kim Junsu) has been appointed as ambassador to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

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Source: Hellothrice,Nate
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Source: Hellothrice,enewsworld
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#I can't attach pictures because I'm on mobile. They're just old pics anyway... Sorry mods! I hope this finally gets through! :)
Yoo Seung Ho

Jackie Chan to appear on ‘Running Man’ with Siwon


Jackie Chan will be appearing on ‘Running Man‘!


The superstar previously made an appearance on the show back in 2011. Back then, he appeared on the screen for just a brief moment, but this time he will be actually joining the ‘Running Man’ crew withSiwon to fulfill a mission.


He’s currently in Korea to promoteChinese Zodiac‘ with co-star Kwon Sang Woo, and he’ll even be appearing on ‘Knee Drop Guru‘.


Jackie Chan began filming for ‘Running Man’ with Siwon on the 19th in Seoul. A ‘Running Man’ staff member stated, “He never lost his smile while he was filming. He promised to treat the members if they came to China.


Siwon was grateful to be filming with such a legend as he took to his Twitter to write 'it was such a great time with jackie chan. always our hero!'


As of yet, there’s no date set for the episode to be aired, but hopefully it’ll come soon!

Source: AKP

Mwaha
  • biberss

JaeJoong's misconceptions about his own weight [A JJ Twitter Post]

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It all started 1st February when Jaejoong asked the million dollar question:

(Jaejoong, 5:13pm KST) Should I put some weight on..

Fans said: YES

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Source: :JaeJoongs twitter
Translations: Translated & Shared by: Dongbangdata | 1 | 2 | 3 |

OP Note: Seriously. put on some weight Jae. 60 kg is not enough.
Even though we love your tiny waist, it is no wonder those muscles disappeared.
Let's all forcefeed that man.
I hope I did everything right, first time posting.. >.<
Bonus: Ant Waist Jaejoong from Thailand Concert + Hair flipping. :))

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YNWAyoongi

Who's Ready For Another Kim Woo Bin Post?! (Plus A Little Lee Jong Suk)

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source: DC Woo Bin Gallery via gilbakk

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source: DC Woo Bin Gallery and DC Jong Suk Gallery via gilbakk 1 2

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source: hyunjungsh1 @ me2day via jihahaho

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source: 수현 이 and dusd210 via gilbakk
sailor venus

Park Bom mini post!

Bom and Yoon Mi Rae want to collab!




BOM x TASHA/YOON MI RAE x FAN - 130219 Twitter Reply!

Tasha/Yoon Mi Rae: “Call!! RT @YGworldUS: Can I get a @Yoonmirae @haroobomkum collab??”

BOM: “@Yoonmirae @ygworldus Totally Call~~~!!! (I think) it’ll be a big hit ㅋㅋㅋ(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))”

@Yoonmirae, @haroobomkum, ygfamilyy

Park Bom’s Full Interview in Allure Magazine
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WeLoveBom Credit:  @nokiov Translated by: 2ne1bbmania + cathy@WeLoveBom

More of Bom's Instagram and Me2day/Twitter posts + HQ Scans of Allure Magazine March 2013

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Haroobommi 21bom YGLadies WeLoveBom

put your red dress on, put your lipstick on

This post contains a heavy dose of Bae Suzy.

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More Info About Harlem Shake Kpop Style i.e. Special Guest

Harlem Shake K-pop Style with Min, Amber, Jo Kwon, and more




Do you know the viral internet fad that is Harlem Shake?

Well, of course the first ones to take it up in K-pop would be none other than the kkap Jo Kwon and Min, along with rising variety star Amber. Min tweeted the link to the video and wrote,



Jo Kwon wrote the same exact thing,

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Source: Allkpop, Min's Twitter, Jokwon's Twitter, Amber's Twitter