February 25th, 2013

Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
  • ceecile

Joo Won for Elle Korea (Interview and Photos) + Esquire & Edwin photoshoots

A Good Heart

Joo Won is a kind man. He stresses on good etiquette and basics. He enjoys meeting people. He dislikes bad women. Before you grumble that it’s not fair, this frank and bright 26 year old actor’s heart has silently permeated your being.

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translation mrdimples | Source Elle Magazine | Pictures dcinside | 1n2d-season2
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raito1310 + ctfrsgp
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As tagged (RENEN) via juwon_seyun

Enter Joo Won's home! on 1N2D

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fany the boys

[ENG SUB] Taeyeon, Tiffany, Yuri, and Seohyun on The Beatles Code 2 EP 48

This half was way more interesting than the first half. A must watch as they ACTUALLY talk (as in give deets) about past relationships, first loves, etc. Features Seohyun's performance of "Sometimes" and Tiffany's "We Found Love". First half previously posted here

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hehe taeyeon sooo interested in that answer, otp <3
cannot wait for the day when they can freely dish out all the info on their past relationships

Today's Director: Self-Centered Hoon on UKISS ME? EP 7!

Source: sunieesubs

At least Hoon's directing was somewhat better than Kiseop's lol
Which Christmas date if U-Kiss has girlfriend did you like best and least? Romantic Kiseop, sweet Soohyun, shy Eli, direct Hoon (my fave), cute Kevin or young Dongho (least fave)?

Most unsatisfying ending ever! That is until I look up the chart position myself.
I'm on a roll with all my U-Kiss posts this week. Yay! Lots to spazz! Still crazily waiting for more specific info on the comeback though. Where is my info NHM!
&quot;cut it!&quot;
  • jeit91

88 Line Assemble! Nine Muses' Eunji & Rainbow's Jaekyung snap a selca together!


Two girls, Nine Muses‘ Eunji and Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, came together to form the ’88 line among girl groups.

On February 24th, Eunji tweeted, “Waiting room of Inkigayo♥ We are ’88 line☆Gather here ’88 line” and shared the above picture.

The picture showed Eunji and Jaekyung posing for the camera together. The two stars are of the same age, having been both born in 1988, and known for their close friendship. The two captured the viewers’ attention with their mature, yet cute beauty – perfectly in line for women who are now 23 years old.

Jaekyung retweeted Eunji’s tweet and added, “’88 gather here! Come on come on!”

After seeing their tweets, fans commented, ”Their sexy looks are similarities too“, and “Who else is in the ’88 line? KARA‘s Seungyeon and Gyuri, T-ara‘s Eunjung were also born in ’88. ”

|bigbang| ;and you.

Everyone's favorite bloggers interview MFBTY

Simon & Martina, founders and faces of YouTube channel Eatyourkimchi, recently sat down with K-hiphop group MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, Bizzy) for an intimate interview. Apart from the inevitable awkwardness pursued by the interviewers it's worth a watch for the awesomeness that is MFBTY.

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Sources: Simonandmartina @ YouTube and Simonandmartinabonus @ YouTube
Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
  • ceecile

JYJ is back! 3 day concert in Tokyo Dome! // Presidential Inaugural Ceremony

More details on March 1


So obviously it didn't air. And they chose Found and Empty (an OST and English song at Korea's presidential inaugural ceremony)? WHY? I thought they were going to cover Seo Ta ji and The Boys? And wow the commentators. If it's to talk shit like that they should just shut up.
But yeah Tokyo Dome!
Taec 애교

Naver Music for 2AM's Comeback

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Naver Music has released a special promotional page for 2AM's upcoming comeback for their 2nd album "One Spring Day". There will be content released leading up to the album release on March 5th.

2/25 (Mon): Comeback Photo + jacket image
2/26 (Tue): 2AM, five years video released
2/27 (Wed): Teaser #1
2/28 (Thu): Highlights medley video
3/4 (Mon): Teaser #2
3/5 (Tues): CD release & interview

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source: Naver

Hoping for something cheerful (guessing by the look of the teaser photos). No sad ballads this time please ~
kylo ren

f(x)’s Victoria and TVXQ’s Changmin are dating?


Earlier today f(x) member Victoria updated her weibo account with a photo that was taken down within minutes. What caught the eyes of fans was that you could see a person’s reflection in the silver spoon on her table. The reflection looked eerily similar to TVXQ member Changmin.

Since than, many rumors have been swirling with people commenting, “Are they dating?“, “Wait, that does look like Changmin“, and “Another couple in 2013?”.

To everyone’s surprise SM Entertainment just released a statement saying, “It’s true that the reflection of the person on the spoon is Changmin, but they were not alone and their staff were present. It’s just the reflection only caught Changmin“.

Sources: allkpop naver
kylo ren

A's friend interviewed: what happened the night A met with Park Shi Hoo

A's best friend B was called in for questioning by the police because they wanted to hear what A's normal alcohol tolerance level was and some other info.

B revealed what A had told her had happened that night because she was upset with people calling her friend a kkot-baem.

"A had only met with K, the man who introduced her to Park Shi Hoo, one previous time before the dinner together. K said that he would be inviting Park Shi Hoo to their dinner so she met Park Shi Hoo that night for the very first time.

Although alcohol was ordered, Park Shi Hoo and K did not drink at all and kept encouraging A to drink more. She drank about a bottle of soju, but A is not the type to lose herself over that. She sent a text to her parents after leaving the restaurant that she would be "going home soon", but then A claims that she lost consciousness after getting in the car. She said she felt dizzy, a different feeling from when she normally drank.

When A woke up that next morning, she discovered Park Shi Hoo wearing a condom. K then entered the room and started groping her body, molesting her. K claimed to the media that A had sent him a text the next day acting like nothing had happened, but the actual text A sent him said, 'What am I to do now? What happened last night?'

My friend called me that day crying. She told her parents what had happened and they reported the case to the police. If my friend was out to get his money, would she have reported it so fast the next day? It's ridiculous to me that they are claiming that there was no forcing involved."

A's blood tests and body fluids are currently in the lab being tested for whether she was drugged or not.

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Sources: netizenbuzz tv report via nate
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Underrated Idols by Allkpop staff

Get a glimpse of what we’re talking about and listening to at the 6Theory office with this fun feature! We’ll be offering you guys a personal selection of our favorite things from K-Pop.

In the world of K-Pop, the words Underrated/Overrated get thrown around more than idols changing their hairstyles. In this week’s Staff Picks, we thought it would be fun to pick 10 idols who we thought were underrated in the industry, whether it’s with their music, their dance, or their humor.

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Do you agree with this list?
who is underrated for you ?

source: allkpop
Kitty kitty

Get ready world, CNBLUE is coming


Idol band CNBLUE will be heading out on a world tour.

The tour will kick off on April 6th in Taiwan at the Taipei Arena. The rest of their confirmed schedule consists of Singapore on April 13th, Thailand on May 4th, and Hong Kong on May 11th. Dates for countries in Oceania, Europe, and the Americas will be added soon.

CNBLUE is expected to be a big hit at their first stop because of their already high popularity in Taiwan.

According to Taiwan’s music sales chart G-Music, CNBLUE’s newest mini album ‘Re:BLUE‘ ranked number one on the weekly album chart for the week of February 15th to the 21st despite not being released in Taiwan until February 20th.


CL for "Bazaar"

2NE1’s CL has never looked more mysterious, glamorous, and beautiful before! She appeared in a photoshoot with the other 2NE1 members for the fashion magazine “Bazaar.” But on February 25, “Bazaar” revealed close cuts and other unrevealed pictures of CL.

CL’s charms were shown off through these pictures. She is wearing makeup she hasn’t tried on before and gives off a classy type of sexiness.

CL also gave partook in an interview that accompanied this photoshoot. In the interview she spoke of 2NE1’s new album, fashion, beauty, personal likes, and about what she is like in everyday life.

CL’s interview and her photoshoot will be revealed in the March edition of “Bazaar.”

Meanwhile, 2NE1 is currently busy preparing for their comeback. Currently their new album is slated for an April release. However a date is not yet set in stone.

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Source: soompi

Happy Birthday Lee Chaerin <3
Kim Boa

Bang Yong Guk is shirtless, Noonas are Divided

Bang Yong Guk kept his promise of baring his abs!

B.A.P held their 1st solo concert ‘B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL’ for two days on February 23rd and 24th. Bang Yong Guk had promised to bare his abs if B.A.P won rookie awards.

Well, the boys swept 13 rookie awards, so he kept his promise and tore his shirt off during his solo stage to the delight of all the fans, revealing his perfect abs. This was the first time Bang Yong Guk had completely gone topless for his fans, so he made his fans swoon with his body.

Hopefully, B.A.P will soon be holding solo concerts in your country so you can see his abs in person, too!
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Come to Noona my sweet Gummy Prince <3

CL celebrates her birthday with 2NE1 members, G-Dragon, Seungri, and more


As it’s officially February 26 in Korea, CL is celebrating her birthday today, and the family that makes up YG Entertainment wants everyone to know! While the above picture was uploaded by YG Entertainment’s official Twitter along with the caption, “Happy Birthday #CL #HAPPYCLDAY,” the birthday girl soon followed suit with an Instagram version of the same picture.

Others who joined in the 2NE1 leader’s happiness include maknae Minzy. The first to tweet about CL’s party, she uploaded the following picture of her outfit and announced, “Cherin’s [CL's real name] birthday party go go!”

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Eric Nam is a precious little poop

[Exclusive] Interview with Eric Nam: The Unexpected K-Pop Artist

Eric Nam, following his 5th place finish on MBC’s “Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star” Season 2, is the newest member of the B2M Entertainment family, which includes popular artists such as Lee Hyori, SPICA, and SS501 members Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Sang. He is currently promoting his first mini-album “Cloud 9,” which dropped on January 23rd, including the title track “Heaven’s Door.”

I was introduced to Eric through my friend Christine, an OG Soompier and the producer of Kollaboration, the nationwide talent competition that empowers Asian-Americans through entertainment. She got to know him when he directed the first-ever Kollaboration show in Boston. When I heard that Eric was also an old-school Soompier, I thought of presenting him as a fan, like the rest of us, who managed to bring his dreams of becoming a K-Pop artist to life. As we exchanged emails over the days leading up to his debut, I found that while this is all true, there was a surprising depth and breadth to his life experience that was both intriguing and refreshing.

Eric for Hazzy's

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Source: soompi

This is a long but interesting read. I tried to highlight the best parts. Does anyone else find it hard not to be inspired by Eric?

tl;dr born ('88) and raised Atlanta; did lots of volunteer work in Latin America; knows English, Spanish, Chinese and is learning Japanese; he was never a trainee; he likes a lot of Kpop singers and Korean singers not considered "Kpop"; he plays the panio and cello;
toured in Italy and got to sing for mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome with Atlanta Boys Choir; wants to be an inspiration for others; is in B2M Enterainment with Lee Hyori (one of his first Kpop crushes!) and SPICA among others

2013′s most anticipated rookie band Iconize releases debut single ‘With Iconize’


Gaining much interest before their official debut, rookie idol band Iconize has finally released their debut single ‘With Iconize’.

Their title track “I Am a Very Talented Child‘, was made by the producer of Buzz, Go Suk Young and the song’s mid-tempo beat combined with its personality filled lyrics, creates a fresh, new generation sound.

Watch the ‘concert-style’ music video below.
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Very impressed by Doo Ryut's voice

Allkpop, neowizinternet@YT, BubbleFeetGravityCH1
kylo ren

Forensics report finds no traces of drugs in trainee ‘A’ for Park Si Hoo’s sexual assault case

On the 25th, media outlet ‘Sunday Seoul‘ reported an exclusive interview with ‘B’, a person said to be the best friend to trainee ‘A’ and was present on the night of Park Si Hoo sexual assault scandal.

In the interview, ‘B’ reported that Park Si Hoo and his hoobae had not had a sip of any of the alcohol, and had only told ‘A’ to drink. ‘A’ reportedly drank only one bottle of soju, and ‘B’ asserted that there was no way ‘A’ could get drunk from one bottle, and that there must be drugs involved because ‘A’ had felt different than usual. ‘B’ also reported that ‘A’ had sent a text message to her parents saying that she’d go home soon, but had lost consciousness in the car.

Also, ‘B’ reported that Park Si Hoo already had a condom on when ‘A’ opened her eyes in the morning, and his hoobae touched her while she was naked. However, these statements seem to be a little different from the previous reports by ‘A’, who claimed she had already been sexually assaulted when she woke up. ‘B’ also mentioned in the interview that Park Si Hoo had worn a mask from when he was coming out from the apartment, so he had been planning the assault from the beginning.

However, Park Si Hoo’s side slammed the interview as being completely fabricated from ‘A’. His new law firm said, “As you already know, Park Si Hoo’s alcohol tolerance is very low. But on the day of the incident, Park Si Hoo drank about 10 shots of soju over the course of 3 hours. Therefore, the reports that he didn’t drink anything are false.” They also confirmed that Park Si Hoo always wears a mask coming in and out from the apartment so he wouldn’t be recognized, and that this fact could be checked through the daily footage of CCTV.

Not only so, but the new law firm added, “‘A’ said that she had lost consciousness for about 13 hours when she went into Park Si Hoo’s house and came back out during her investigation, but she seems to remember all the very minute details about Park Si Hoo that would be used against him that people wouldn’t normally remember, so her account is not very believable. Her articles use terms such as that she felt fuzzy, insinuating as if the National Forensic Service’s results had already come out that drugs had been used against her, so we very suspicious about her comments.”

They added on, “‘A’ went home perfectly fine at around 2PM after the incident, and you can confirm this through CCTV footage. Not only so, but she texted Park Si Hoo’s hoobae multiple times afterwards.”

However, although there has been no official decisions made, it seems that the favor could be tipped for Park Si Hoo now, as test results from the National Forensics Service showed that no traces of any drugs were found in ‘A’. Because ‘A’ had asserted that there was no way she could have gotten so drunk with just one bottle of soju, the investigators had taken samples of her hair, urine, and blood to be sent to the National Forensics Service to check for traces of any date-rape type drugs. All of her tests came out to be negative.

There is still a possibility that the drugs had been flushed out of her system by the time the tests were conducted. Forensic experts said, “If it had been less than 24 hours since the incident, the drugs will have most likely still remained in her system. However, after 24 hours, it is highly possible that the drugs would have dissociated in her system or have been flushed out.”

Sources: allkpop tv report chosun nate
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  • 4rang

etude house's baby choux base sells out thanks to the ethereal beauty of princess sulli

As the "wholesome girl makeup" of f(x)'s Sulli, who has most recently been selected as Etude House's model, became a topic of interest the related product is gaining much popularity and receiving attention.

The Baby Choux Base from the Sweet Recipe Makeup Collection which Etude House has most recently launched was noticed as the product used in Sulli's self makeup video, a topic of interest among netizens, and set a record when the 100,000 unit stock sold out.

Baby Choux Base is a product which includes only the positive qualities of makeup base and primer and simultaneously helps correct skin tone and clears the skin's complexion.

According to Etude House, this product creates a complexion that is dewy within yet soft and smooth on the surface, and the silky control powder controls sebum to maintain a soft and smooth complexion without oiliness or shine for a long period of time.

In addition, if one selects and uses the hue that suits one's personal skin tone between the three hues of mint, pink, and peach, a natural but smooth porcelain-like makeup look is achieved.

In particular, as the Baby Choux Base became known as the product that Sulli used when she most recently appeared on a beauty program and showed a makeup look that was natural like a makeup-free face yet cleanly corrected of blemishes and skin tone, consumers who are seeking the product are continuing to make inquiries even after it became out of stock.

An affiliated representative of Etude House expressed, "As Sulli's self makeup secret method rose on the real-time search rankings on portal sites and gained popularity, the interest from customers in the Baby Choux Base, which became known as Sulli's makeup secret, is explosive," and "As a product that can correct skin tone and complexion with a natural look like that of Sulli, who produced a makeup look with a wholesome girl feel, the sales increased more and more through the word of mouth of customers and we are planning to enter into additional production."

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Source: Hankooki via Naver & etudeblog @ Youtube
Translation: 4rang
kylo ren

SHINee handles live broadcast accident perf-... what accident?

Article: SHINee suffers a live broadcast accident that nobody even discovered... perfect response 'surprising'

1. [+440, -46] Really professional... Without the mic, Jonghyun moved to the center and naturally continued the performance. SHINee's Dream Girl daebak!

2. [+414, -37] SHINee seems to have really great teamwork..

3. [+378, -37] Hul, I really had no idea ㅋㅋ

4. [+152, -8] I know I'm going off topic here but I think the only two groups who are both popular in not only Asia but overseas like Europe and who I'm not embarrassed to put out there are Big Bang and SHINee. I'm not talking down about other groups but there's just nothing embarrassing about them and their live skills are great.

5. [+120, -1] I had to rewind the video on YouTube about five times to even find what had happened because they were so natural ㅋ I noticed Onew kicked the mic in the middle in case his team slipped and hurt themselves on it. SHINee's really amazing.

6. [+108, -1] This is what I'd call professional... Live skills, dancing, accident handling.. all good.

7. [+97, -1] I think this is what separates the professionals from the singers.. To get a response in such an immediate situation like that.

8. [+95, -1] I had no idea while watching the performance until the fans started commenting about it later. Then I saw their professionalism..

9. [+85, -3] SM should be pushing SHINee instead of Super Junior...

10. [+83, -2] I really had no idea!

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Source: TV Daily via Nate and netizenbuzz

"there's just nothing embarrassing about them" .... Taeyang though
kylo ren

Instiz releases chart rankings for the fourth week of February 2013

The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it’s also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an “All-Kill”.

Check out the chart rankings for the fourth week of February (February 18 to February 24) below!

Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 26,217 Points
2. The One – “Winter Love” – 16,765 Points
3. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama” – 12,742 Points
4. Akdong Musician – “Is This Ramen” – 12,672 Points
5. SHINee – “Dream Girl” – 12,380 Points
6. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears” – 12,161 Points
7. Bae Chi Gi ft. Ailee – “Shower Of Tears” – 10,183 Points
8. Verbal Jint ft. Ailee – “If It Ain’t Love” – 9,403 Points
9. Davichi – “Don’t You Know” – 9,102 Points
10. Huh Gak – “1440″ – 7,113 Points

Sources: allkpop Instiz chart